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Volume IX, No. 25

Friday, July 5, 2013

Selectmen meet briefly By MARJORIE NEEDHAM Monday night’s Board of Selectmen meeting wasn’t the shortest on record, but it came close. As Selectman Ralph Barra made the motion to adjourn he noted it was 6:14 p.m. The meeting had begun shortly after 6 p.m. First Selectman Edward B. St. John and Selectman Barra (Selectman Strobel was out of town) appointed the Torrington Health District’s Robert Rubbo as Middlebury’s Director of Health for the term of June 30, 2013, through June 30, 2014. Four residents were reappointed to the Land Preservation and Open Space Committee for the term of July 17, 2013, through July 17, 2014. They are James G. Crocicchia, Robert J. Jokubaitis, Joseph J. Salvini, and Paul J. Shea. The amendment to the grant from the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) was next on the agenda. The $203,780 in grant money originally was to be used for tennis courts at Meadowview Park, but the Parks and Recreation Department decided instead to use it for artificial turf for the soccer fields at Meadowview Park. The change required DEEP approval, which was granted, along with additional

time to complete the project. The change also required the town to pass a resolution authorizing the first selectman to enter into agreements for the project, and the selectmen Monday night passed that resolution. It authorizes St. John to enter into agreements and contracts and execute the documents necessary to the grant. Selectman also voted to renew the town’s agreement with Behavioral Health Consultants LLC to provide an employee assistance program to the town. The program covers 50 employees and their dependents and is in effect from July 1, 2013, to July 1, 2014. The cost is $25 per employee per year. As the final item on the agenda, St. John read into the record a letter of appreciation from Woodside Heights Administrator Gail Allegretto. She asked St. John to pass on to Public Works Director Dan Norton and his crew a big “thank you” for the “fantastic” job he and his staff do with the landscaping along Woodside Avenue and Senior Drive. Allegretto said she receives many compliments on the landscaping and feels it is one of the main reasons so many people apply for residency at Woodside Heights.

Conservation Commission notes By TERRENCE S. MCAULIFFE The Middlebury Conservation Commission (CC) at its June 25 meeting unanimously approved plans for a house on Christian Road and for downsizing a proposed Benson Road building for Pilot Seasoning. It also asked for revised drainage plans for Whittemore Crossing, accepted an application for a swimming pool on Watertown Road, and agreed to hold a special meeting to rule on the pool. Plans for a single-family house with asphalt driveway at 639 Christian Road were unanimously approved. A report by George Logan, a wetland specialist and soil scientist at Rema Ecological Services LLC, described the proposed house with driveway to Christian Road replacing a house demolished in the past. A total of 4,995 square feet of wetlands would be disturbed, but it would be compensated by about 8,100 square feet of new wetlands on the 2.49-acre property. Pilot Seasoning Co.’s application to downsize plans for a pre-engineered, mostly onestory building at 68 North Benson Road to 15,360 square feet including future expansion from the 22,000 square feet approved Feb. 26 was unanimously approved. Woodbury professional engineer Mark Riefenhauser of Smith & Co. told commissioners wetlands disturbance would be reduced to 1.3 acres from 2.3. 1365 LLC d/b/a Whittemore Crossing was instructed to file revised site plans for running a drainage pipe from 1.88 acres of property it recently acquired from Tara Perrotti into a drainage

pipe approved in June 2011 but not yet installed. A letter from town engineer John Calabrese commented on plans to install the 36-inch drainage pipes in two phases. It said the velocity of water from the first phase would cause erosion and runoff into Junipers Restaurant property. He recommended building the entire stretch of pipe at once or else installing a velocity reduction device and outlet protection area to control the water. Calabrese also mentioned buffer requirements from other land use boards might affect the placement of the drainage and driveways. An application by Louis Persico to construct a pool at 642 Watertown Road was unanimously accepted. Mike Cosmos of Connecticut Pool & Spa said the 20-by-40-foot pool would be energy efficient and utilize cartridges that require no backwash, adding that all excavated material would be removed from the site. He said Persico was anxious to have the pool installed this summer and asked Chairman Paul Bowler if a special meeting could be arranged to avoid waiting a month for the regular meeting. Commissioners agreed to set a special meeting Tuesday, July 9, at 7 p.m. in a place to be decided. Persico was instructed to get a letter from the town permitting construction on an easement-restricted lot and to stake out the area so commissioners could walk the property. The next regular CC meeting will be Tuesday, July 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 26 at Shepardson Community Center.

Middlebury Land Trust directors assembled prior to the MLT annual meeting are, left to right, Donald Tuttle, Curtiss Smith, Scott Peterson, Peter North, Don McRae, Jack Manning and Bill Crutcher.  (Chris Parker photos)

Land trust holds annual meeting The 44th annual meetings of members and the board of the Middlebury Land Trust Inc. (MLT) were held the evening of Wednesday, June 19, at Lake Elise in Middlebury. President Scott Peterson presided and opened the meeting by dedicating it to the memory of George Largay, formerly of Middlebury, a long-time director of the MLT who died May 28. Peterson noted it was the Largay family that donated Lake Elise and the surrounding Largay Preserve to the land trust, and it was here on June 3 that George Largay’s memorial service was held. “George and his family are in all our thoughts and prayers,” Peterson said. Also honored was retiring Director Joseph Salvini of Middlebury. Among the many things Salvini has done for the land trust during his tenure on the board, Peterson said, has been “the organization of monitoring of every single one” of the land trust’s more than 50 properties. “Beyond just the organizing,” Peterson said, “Joe has pushed and prodded us all to get our monitoring reports done and turned in, and in so doing he has caused 100 percent of our properties to have their monitoring reports filed.” Salvini will be presented with a framed original panoramic photograph of Fenn’s Farm and Pond by fellow Middlebury resident and noted local photographer Dr. Chris Parker. Fenn’s Pond, former President Lem Sperry noted, was the very first prop-

erty preserved by the land trust when it was founded in 1969. Treasurer Jack Manning said the land trust had a good past year with support exceeding expenses by $113,657. Total endowment increased to $1,904,793 at the end of 2012 from $1,786,466 at the end of 2011. Five directors were re-elected to threeyear terms. They are: John Manning, Jane Connery, Donald McRae, Curtiss Smith and Janine Sullivan-Wiley. Officers elected for the upcoming year are: President, Dr. W. Scott Peterson;

Vice-President, Peter North; Treasurer, John Manning; and Secretary, William Crutcher. Middlebury Land Trust Inc., is a nonprofit conservation organization whose primary objective is to acquire and preserve land or conservation easements by gift or purchase to be held in perpetuity as open space in order to maintain and preserve a healthy, attractive and balanced environment for living in Middlebury. Total lands overseen total 1,747 acres. More information is at

EIDC adopts revised Tax Incentive Policy By TERRENCE S. MCAULIFFE The Middlebury Economic and Industrial Development Commission (EIDC) at its June 25 meeting lifted the moratorium on new Tax Incentive Policy applications after voting to accept the Board of Selectmen’s (BoS) approval of the updated policy. It also approved the architectural design of Pilot Seasoning’s downsized plans and set work assignments for the evolving Guidebook for Commercial Development. Commissioners unanimously voted to accept the June 18 BoS approval of the Tax Incentive Policy revision sent to the selectmen as a draft May 28. Co-chairman Michael Kenausis said the revision was intended to provide greater clarity to procedures and information requirements to better serve the interests of taxpayers.

Commissioners also unanimously voted to end the April 23 moratorium on new applications that town counsel Robert Smith recommended to protect against lawsuits if the policy was changed to disqualify pending applications. Mary Volpe’s downsized building and site plans for Pilot Seasoning Co.’s pre-engineered building at 68 North Benson Road were unanimously approved after lengthy discussion of appearance standards in that LI-200 light industrial zone. Land surveyor Curt Smith of Smith & Co. told commissioners the 15 parking spaces in front of the building would not be built, leaving that area undisturbed. He said the previous white roof would become an earth tone, and trees and natural vegetation would shield most of the building from sight. Kenausis asked com-

missioners to consider standards consistent with neighboring properties such as Long Meadow Elementary School, Edgewood Bath and Tennis Club, and Benson Woods, but Smith pointed out they were all special exceptions and not light industrial uses. Volpe said upgrading the building facade at a cost up to $100,000 would be prohibitively expensive. In other matters, work on the Guidebook for Commercial Development was continued until the next regular meeting. Kenausis asked commissioners to prepare twopage summaries and bring pertinent forms for review and discussion. There will be no July meeting. The next regular EIDC meeting will be Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the Town Hall conference room.

Adoptable Pets................ 8 Book Review................... 3 Classifieds....................... 7 Community Calendar....... 2 Fire Log........................... 2 In Brief............................ 4 Legal Notice.................... 7

Library Happenings.......... 2 Library Lines.................... 2 Nuggets for Life.............. 6 Obituaries....................... 5 Puzzles........................... 7 Senior Center News......... 3 Sports Quiz..................... 6

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Hunger Doesn’t Take A Summer Vacation Food Drive What: Where:

Middlebury Congregational Church, St. George’s Episcopal Church, St. John of the Cross Church and Word of Life Family Church collect and distribute food during the summer months when the hungry have less food available. Within each church. Representatives are listed in “In Brief” on page 4.

Middlebury Republican Town Committee Special Elections Meeting When: 7:30 p.m. What: MRTC members choose candidates to support in the fall elections. Where: Shepardson Community Center Auditorium at 1172 Whittemore Road.

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Middlebury Lion Ray Sullivan presents a certificate of appreciation to Middlebury Tax Collector Jean Dawes for her participation over the last nine years in the Club's annual holiday ornament sales. Others receiving the club's appreciation are Assistant Tax Collector Brenda Carter, the Middlebury Parks and Recreation Department, Sullivan's Jewelers and Larry's Wine and Spirits. Ornaments are available year round at the tax collector's office.  (Submitted photo)

Middlebury Community Calendar Monday, July 8, 2013 Police Commission 6 p.m...................................................Town Hall Conference Room

Tuesday, July 9 Democratic Town Committee 7:30 p.m.......................................................... Shepardson Room 27 Republican Town Committee 7:30 p.m......................................................... Shepardson, Room 26 Library Board of Directors 6:30 p.m..................................................Middlebury Public Library Conservation Commission Special Meeting 7 p.m............................................................................................ TBD

Wednesday, July 10 Board of Finance 7 p.m............................................................... Shepardson Room 26 Land Preservation & Open Space 6 p.m...................................................Town Hall Conference Room Zoning Board of Appeals 7:30 p.m..............................................Town Hall Conference Room

Monday, July 15 Board of Selectmen 6 p.m...................................................Town Hall Conference Room Public Works Commission 7 p.m................................................................. Shepardson Room 4

e are told the library renovations are progressing on time and we will be able to return to our beloved space at 30 Crest Road sometime in the fall – can’t come too soon for some of our patrons, as well as the staff, who are yearning for a space with windows. Remember the beautiful views of woods and flowers from our many windows? I know we shouldn’t complain – we could have closed, or stayed in the chaos for much longer and at greater expense, but oh! For the view! The fresh air! The meeting room space! Time will fly and we will return before we know it – to a beautiful fresh area with new spaces and contours. In the meantime, we will enjoy our new books and visits from our patrons and count the days until our return. If you haven’t read “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls, put it on your list – it is a treat. Even better is Jeannette Walls’ new book, “The Silver Star.” I read the first few pages and was hooked again with the quirky characters in even quirkier situations. How could you resist a character named “Bean”? Bean and her sister Liz begin working for Mr. Maddox – the biggest, most abusive bully in town. Walls deals so well with powerful adults and not-so-powerful children – and the resolution of the crisis is as inevitable as it is justified … Wearing a hard-boiled detective cover complete with a shocked, red-haired lovely backed against a wall, “Joyland” (KIN) by Stephen King looks like a throwback to paperbacks of the ’70s. Toss in a funhouse, ghosts and death before one’s time and you have vintage thriller King. This book is much shorter than

Middlebury Non-fiction Book Discussion Group

The Non-fiction Book Discussion Group will meet Tuesday, Elderly Tax Relief Committee July 9, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss 5:30 p.m.......................................................... Shepardson Room 26 “Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall Republican Town Committee Special Election Meeting of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle 7:30 p.m.....................................................Shepardson, Auditorium City” by Greg Grandin. Books are available at the circulation desk. Safety & Health Committee 12:30 p.m............................................Town Hall Conference Room Calendar dates/times are subject to change. If your organization would like your event included in the community calendar, please email the information to

Middlebury Volunteer Fire Department Call Log Date Time Address/Incident 6/16/13 18:39 19 Fenn Road. Fire alarm activation. Food on the stove. 6/17/13 17:45 16 Sandy Beach Road. Propane stove ignition problem. 6/18/13 03:36 555 Christian Road. Fire alarm activation. 6/18/13 15:29 385 South St. Fire alarm activation due to lightning strike. 6/19/13 10:29 28 Carriage Drive Investigation for smoke in the area. Nothing found. 6/19/13 23:53 100 North Benson Road. Pool heater fire. 6/21/13 12:51 Mutual aid to Watertown. Barn fire. 6/25/13 10:51 225 Porter Ave. Fire alarm activation. Bad batteries and smoke detectors more than 10 years old. 6/26/13 08:42 Route 64 at Ferndale Ave. Motor vehicle accident with injuries. One patient ejected. Three vehicles involved. One transported on advanced life support, one on basic life support, and three refusals. 6/26/13 15:41 Route 188 at Christian Road. Motor vehicle accident with injuries. Two cars. One party transported by FD12 on advanced life support. One refusal.

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talks. Woven together, these individual stories’ threads are gathered to create a beautifully written story. Choppy sentences only highlight the “you are there” effect of the various tales. Do you need to be careful about foods affecting your blood pressure? “The Everyday DASH Diet Cookbook: over 150 fresh and delicious recipes to speed weight loss, lower blood pressure and prevent diabetes” (613.2 HEL) by Marla Heller, MS, RD, is a great way to help. The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet was recommended by my doctor, and really, the food is very edible – and the recipes are actually delicious! I am going to make Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese tonight – and feel so very virtuous! The DASH Diet is strong with vegetables, fruits, beans and nuts; low-fat dairy; and protein. See? Not that bad! Eat well, and lower your cholesterol and blood pressure following this regime without feeling deprived. “The Astronaut Wives Club” (629.45 KOP) written by Lily Koppel is a peek at the real lives of the Mercury Seven astronauts’ wives. In a world when time stopped at school to watch the launch of NASA missions in space, astronauts were yesterdays’ rock stars and larger than life, and they had to create private lives under intense scrutiny. The wives were dependent on each other for support in a lifestyle few could imagine; strong women who endured a life constantly in the spotlight. They met often socially, provided a cohesive and brave front to the world, and their friendships withstood the test of time even when their marriages didn’t. If you have ever driven to Cape Cod during the summer, one of the most brazen flowers you will

see growing everywhere is hydrangeas – beautiful, big, blue hydrangeas blossoming along white picket fences, brilliant white blooms against clapboard capes, and rich pink flowers in front of stately homes. “Hydrangeas: Cape Cod and the Islands” (635.9 HAR) will bring a Cape Cod summer to any rainy, gray day – lush and richly colored photographs of these blooms are sure to inspire anyone to grow them along their own picket fence. As the signature flower of the Cape, hydrangeas are found on many souvenirs and are sumptuously depicted in local art work. This beautiful edition was donated to our collection in memory of Michael A. Vertuli. We have updated many of our older VCR tapes and replaced them with DVDs in the travel, health, gardening and DIY areas of nonfiction. Look for them in the new-book area or ask at the desk if you would like to see the newest ones. For instance, Rick Steves seems to have traveled everywhere – and filmed the experience every time! Visit Granada, Oslo and even Slovenia in your own living room, and get the bonus travel skills (a real plus) with his two-DVD set, “Europe – 10 new shows 2011-2012” (914.04 STE). Maybe you want to start a late vegetable garden or just grow flowers in containers: Look to “Great Gardening Tips” (635.9 GRE) for those hints as well as how to get rid of garden pests. For the handyman, check out the Taunton DVD, “Installing Doors and Windows” (694.6 INS). Adult Services Librarian Donna Hine is writing Library Lines for the newspaper once a month while the library is at its temporary location at 199 Park Road Extension in Middlebury.

bury. Call 203-758-2634 or visit Kelly will discuss the Arab www.middleburypubliclibrary. Awakening, the Syrian Civil War org for more information. and the protests in Turkey. Biblical history, the establishment of Islam and the rise and fall of the Ottoman Empire laid the for post-World War Snacks and Shows for foundation I 20th-century mandates. Kelly Seniors will touch upon the political, Tuesday, July 9, at 1 p.m., the geopolitical and economic conmonthly Snacks and Shows for sequences of colonial boundSeniors event in the Nellie Beatty aries and decisions that helped Room will feature a 1946 mystery shape today’s Middle East. This film starring Humphrey Bogart free program is open to the puband Lauren Bacall. Before the lic. Register at the Reference Desk or by calling 203-262-0626, film, make an apricot canapé! This free program open to pa- ext. 130. trons who are at least 50 years Wednesday Films old and their guests requires registration. To register, call the The Wednesday afternoon reference desk at 203-729-4591. movie July 10 at 1:30 p.m. in the Kingsley Meeting Room takes Meditation you to Rome, where writer/diThe ongoing meditation prac- rector Woody Allen sets the stage tice meets every second and for the stories of an ordinary man fourth Tuesday from 6 to 6:45 p.m. (Roberto Benigni) who sets off in the Reading Room. Please ar- to work one morning and sudrive by 5:50 p.m. The meeting denly becomes a celebrity, an dates are July 9 and July 23, 2013. architect (Alec Baldwin) who revisits his old student digs, a Whittemore Book Club young couple whose honeymoon The Whittemore Book Club will takes unexpected turns, and an meet Tuesday, July 16, at 7 p.m. opera director (Woody himself ) in the Main Reading Room. The who revives his career by discovselected reading is “The Thorn ering a singer whose talent Birds” by Colleen McCullough. comes with a quirk. Judy Davis, The Howard Whittemore Me- Jesse Eisenberg and Penelope morial Library is at 243 Church Cruz are among the cast. The Wednesday afternoon St. in Naugatuck. For information, call 203-729-4591 or visit whitte- movie July 17 at 1:30 p.m. in the Kingsley Meeting Room is set in the Palace of Versailles during the French Revolution. The film was shot on the palace grounds. The story, based on a novel by Middle East Conflict Chantal Thomas, concerns MaMonday, July 8, from 10 a.m. to rie Antoinette’s final days there, 12 p.m. in the Kingsley Room, Dr. as witnessed and narrated by the Colleen Kelly will present “The devoted Sidonie, who serves as Middle East: Roots of Conflict,” her reader. an illustrated talk to help attenThe room’s surround sound dees understand the current is- theater has an infrared listening sues plaguing the Middle East by system available. looking at events throughout hisFor more information, call tory. 203-262-0626 or visit www. The library is at 100 Poverty Road in Southbury.

p.m. July 16 will offer a movie on the lawn, July 23 will have booksafe making, and the July 30 event will be a nail art class where teens can learn how to create seriously eye-popping fingernails. Registration is required. A teen book and movie group, “The Book was Better, or Was It?” will meet alternate Friday afternoons at 2:30 p.m., and weekly drop-in crafts will meet every Wednesday from 3 to 4:30 pm. The teen department also offers an online summer reading raffle for readers in grades six to 12 with a variety of great prizes to win. To register for the online reading program or view other summer programs for grades six to 12, visit www.woodburylibraryct. org and click on the summer reading link. Teens also may call the library at 203-263-3502.

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King’s usual tomes, but it offers 283 pages of frightening surprises. King fans should enjoy this book – even new fans will appreciate the terrific storytelling ability of Stephen King. Ridley Pearson also has a new novel for us: “Choke Point” (PEA) follows John Knox and Grace Chu (previously from “The Risk Agent”) to Amsterdam as they battle forced child labor in “knot shops” (stores that sell knock-off versions of Oriental rugs). In usual Pearson fashion, the plot is never as simple as that. His trademark twists involve a journalist searching for her missing niece and a public who are in general not sure they want the shops to be stopped. Technically, “choke point” refers to a narrowing of forces due to a kind of bottleneck in the land – created by a valley or bridge – making a larger attacking force not as threatening to a smaller unit. In this case, John Knox and Grace Chu are the smaller power against an international firm with unlimited resources running these shops using child labor. Linking Ireland and America with three crossings that do not appear to be related – three different times and three different people – “TransAtlantic” (McC) by Colum McCann was picked by Amazon as their book of the month for June. We eventually find the stories are connected through descendants of an Irish housemaid, Lily Duggan, as she is linked with Frederick Douglass during his tour of Dublin to promote his autobiography. The second crossing is by two aviators from Newfoundland attempting the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic. The final transatlantic voyage is by Sen. George Mitchell flying from New York to Belfast to mediate peace

Mystery Book Discussion Group The Mystery Book Discussion Group will meet Thursday, July 11, at 6 p.m. to discuss “Last to Die: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel” by Tess Gerritsen. Books are available at the library. For more information, call 203-758-2634 or email Joan at jarnold729729@ All are welcome!

Ask Mike! Have a computer or e-reader question? Need a basic lesson? Sign up for Ask Mike, Tuesday, July 16, at 3:30 p.m. Spaces are limited. Call 203-758-2634 to sign up.

Teen Program High school teens may attend the Recycled Paper Tube Wall Art Project Tuesday, July 23, at 6 p.m. Learn how to turn everyday items like paper towel rolls into beautiful wall art. Call 203-7582634 or drop in to sign up.

Nutmeg Readers Readers entering grades 4 and up are invited to sign up for the Nutmeg reading group to discuss the Nutmeg nominees. The group will meet Tuesdays, July 16 and 30 and Aug. 6, at 6:30 p.m. Pizza will be served. The Middlebury Public Library is temporarily at the Middlebury Timex Building at 199 Park Road Extension, Suite D, in Middle-



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The library is offering teen events Tuesday evenings in July at 7 p.m. as part of its summer reading program for grades six to 12. DJ Squared, a local DJ service, will play all the current favorite songs July 9 from 7 to 8:30

Tech Thursdays for Seniors A grant from the Connecticut Community Foundation Pathways Services for Seniors Initiative has made possible “one-onone” technology tutorials by “Teens for Seniors” Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. (and Wednesday afternoons from 2 to 4 p.m.) in July and August. (The library is closed July 4.) Learn email, Skype, word processing, setting up a Facebook page, digital photography, downloading music, how to use a device like a Smartphone, etc. Call 203-263-3502 for an appointment to pair up with a talented teen.

Summer Afternoon Movies Some Thursday afternoons at 2:30 p.m., “groundbreaking” films will be shown in the cool viewing room of the Gallery. The first will be “The Reading Room” with James Earl Jones Thursday, July 11. Fulfilling his beloved wife’s dying wish, William Campbell restores an abandoned building they own into a reading room for a depressed community notorious for its ineffectual high school and street gangs. Against all odds he’s determined to give them a sense of self-respect. Popcorn will be served. For more information, call 203-263-3502 or visit www. The library is at 269 Main St. South in Woodbury.

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Traffic accidents occupy officers Middlebury’s first responders were busy Tuesday, June 26, with a morning accident on Route 64 at Ferndale Avenue and a mid-afternoon accident at the intersection of Southford and Christian Roads. At 8:45 a.m., Middlebury Police Officer Demers came upon a three-car accident at the intersection of Ferndale Avenue and Middlebury Road (Route 64). A 2013 Chevrolet Impala driven by Donald Goss, 83, of Bethlehem, Conn., struck the rear of a 2012 Scion in heavy morning traffic. The Scion was being operated by Ryan Geddes, 41, of 27 Palmer Road in Morris, Conn. After his vehicle was hit, it struck the rear of a 2011 Ford Fusion being operated by Ryan Neil, 35, of Middlebury. The Middlebury Volunteer Fire Department (MVFD) responded, and firefighters took care of fluid issues in the roadway and helped treat the injured. The MVFD Ambulance transported Geddes with nonlife-threatening injuries. Campion Ambulance transported Ron LeCuyer, 52, of Morris, Conn., who was in the front passenger side of the Scion. His in-

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A car ends up in the front yard of a home on Christian Road after being struck by another car June 26.  (Middlebury Police Department photo) juries also were non-life-threatening. Goss was found at fault for the accident for following too closely by Officer Blick, who investigated the accident. Traffic was backed up in both directions for about an hour while the accident scene was being cleared. Acting Police Chief Richard Wildman reported police and fire were dispatched to the afternoon

accident involving two cars. His report states a 2001 Honda operated by John Bennett, 91, of Southbury failed to stop at the stop sign on Christian Road. When the vehicle entered Southford Road, it was struck by a 2007 Accura SUV driven by Julia Hunter, 20, of New Orleans, La. The Bennett vehicle then spun out of control and traveled through a fence, shrubs, and the

front yard of a residence before stopping in some landscape plantings directly in front of the residence. Bennett was taken to Waterbury Hospital by the MVFD Ambulance. The fire department took care of the spilled fluids from the accident. Police said Bennett was at fault for failure to obey a stop sign. Officer Adams is the investigating officer.

Kids get hands-on experiences at Chase Summer at Chase celebrates the joy of summer with hands-on activities that teach new skills and bring learning to life. The program is open to children ages 3 to 18 and runs until Aug. 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays with extended care available. Young students will travel the world through an “International Cooking” course that moves from Mexican tamales to Middle Eastern falafel to Indian mango lassis and even to Chinese dumplings. The cooking

class also will focus on discussing customs and traditions of these countries. Back by popular demand, “Food, Flubber, and Fun” allows children not only to become chefs, but also opens the door to experimentation and discovery in the science laboratory. Kids will have a chance to expand their skills beyond the kitchen in “Oh, I Can Make That.” The weeklong course will run three times this summer, giving students the op-

Middlebury Senior Center News Free Hearing Screening The free hearing screening this month will be Wednesday, July 17. Call 203-5774166 for an appointment. Screenings will begin at 9 a.m., end at 11:30 a.m. and be in 15-minute increments.

Annual Statewide Senior Outing

entertainment all day and free parking with shuttle service available. The all-inclusive price is $29 per guest. To attend, mail a bank check or money order payable to Holiday Hill to Holiday Hill, P.O. Box 338, Cheshire, CT 06410. A nonrefundable ticket will be mailed upon receipt of your payment. For more information, call 1-800-533-0029.


The annual statewide senior outing will be Monday, Aug. 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Stew Leonard’s Holiday Hill at 43 Candee Road in Prospect, Conn. It will include an unlimited buffet – The Middlebury Senior Center mini-bus breakfast, brunch and lunch – until 3:30 p.m., will go to Stew Leonard’s in Danbury Thurs-

salad, multi-grain roll and restaurant-quality cake. The cost is $5 per person. Please register with Bettie Pittman at the center by July 8 at 10 a.m. Meals-on-Wheels will cancel the meal if fewer than 20 sign up.

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part of the International Festival of Arts and Ideas. “This workshop allows the experienced child writer to delve more deeply into the world of dialogue while learning new writing forms,” DeMarino said. “Newer writers will also enjoy having their words ‘come to life.’” “Stories: A Writing Wordshop” is “perfect for the child who loves everything about stories, from reading them to writing them to illustrating them,” said DeMarino. The wordshop, which runs from July 29 to Aug. 2, will explore the elements of theme, plot, character, dialogue, point of view, and more with an emphasis on sharpening each child’s craft via nurturing feedback. “Blogs to Books: A Writing Boot Camp” will run from Aug. 5 to 9. “This workshop is designed to allow the young writer to investigate a variety of mediums, forms, and styles. It’s a lively, fun class with an emphasis on exploration,” DeMarino said. For more information or to register for the workshops, go to

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portunity to learn knitting, scrapbooking and baking. “The Good House” All programs can be mixed and matched with other offerings, including sports clinics, By Ann Leary arts programs, science courses, Camp Highlander (for ages 5 to 13) or Discovery Days, (St. Martin’s Press, New York) Reviewed by Mary Conseur a six-week, theme-based program for 3- and 4-year-olds. The main character in this For more information, visit www. or email sum- new novel by Roxbury author Ann Leary is Hildy Good, a cially successful Realtor with two grown daughters and a young grandson. Though she is intuitive, even psychic, in sizing up day, July 18. The bus will leave the Senior others, she is in denial about the Center at 10:30 a.m. After shopping, passen- skeletons in her own closet. gers will go to the Blue Colony Diner for lunch. The setting for the story is a The transportation cost is $7 per person. quintessential small town in New Please call 203-577-4166 to reserve your seat. England, whose quaint houses, beautiful scenery, upper-crust Painted Pony Restaurant yacht club members and nostalThursday, July 25, the Middlebury Senior gic horse barns belie problems Center mini-bus will go to the Painted Pony of alcoholism, latent homosexRestaurant in Bethlehem, Conn., for lunch. uality, marital discord and probYou must have a “Senior Dine Card” to par- able suicide. ticipate. Those who don’t have cards can get Though the author might not them at the Senior Center office. Call 203- have intended it, “The Good 577-4166 to reserve a seat on the bus. House” also can serve as a selfhelp manual for alcoholics and

Falls Avenue Senior Center Events Falls Avenue Senior Center events are for area adults 55 and older. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 860945-5250. Please speak with a staff member when calling as the senior center does not accept voice-mail reservations. The center is at 311 Falls Ave. in Oakville, Conn.

Summertime is the “write” time for kids to explore the world of words at three workshops sponsored by the Woodbury Parks and Recreation and led by professional writer Margaret DeMarino. Each program is a week long, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The workshops can be taken independently or as a series and are open to children from ages 8 to 14. “The workshops offer a virtual playground of words and creativity without the structure of a school,” said DeMarino, who writes for the Hartford Courant, Hartford Magazine, and other publications. “It’s great to write without having to worry about grades,” she said. “Feedback will be nurturing with an emphasis on celebrating what the writer brings to the piece.” “Writing Plays, Skits, and Commercials” will run from July 22 to 26. “This is a foray into the world of words intended to be spoken, rather than read,” said DeMarino, who studied playwriting at the (now defunct) Circle Rep Theatre School in New York, and whose play “The Invisible Part of You” was produced as

has been amazing audiences for more than 30 years. He is the vice president of the Harry Houdini Assembly of the Society of American Magicians and a member of the International Magicians Society. Admission is an appetizer to share. Please register by July 16.

Strength Training The center’s nondenominational Bible class meets multiple times each month. Join This month’s strength training classes will Seniors interested in playing bocce on the other seniors for the study and discussion be offered Thursday, July 18, and Thursday, center’s court will meet Monday, July 8, at Fridays, July 12 and 26. Register by the day July 25, at 9:30 a.m. Build endurance and 10 a.m. Participants will decide on dates and before each class. muscle strength with certified personal times for friendly games. trainer Kim Stewart. The cost is $2 per class. Tea Lover Presentation Please register by the day before each class. Mahjong Lessons Betty Johnson from Bigelow Tea will presReading Food Labels Annette O’Toole will teach the basics of ent “History and Health Benefits of Tea” mahjong Tuesday, July 9, at 10 a.m. Please Friday, July 12, at 2 p.m. This is a great event Sandy Micalizzi of the Heart Center of register by July 8. for tea lovers, who will receive goody bags Waterbury presents “Reading Food Labels” with tea samples. Please register by July 8. Friday, July 19, at 10 a.m. Learn how to inLocal Transportation for Seniors Bigelow Tea will cancel this event if fewer terpret the information on food labels so you can stay healthy. Please register by July 18. Thursday, July 11, at 10 a.m., Maria Vac- than 35 participate. carelli from Northeast Transit TransportaReflexology Sessions Combating Loneliness tion will discuss local transportation options for seniors. Learn about Dial-a-Ride and Monday, July 15, certified reflexologist “Combating Loneliness Part 1,” the fourth ADA and Non-ADA buses. Please register Kim Stewart will provide 20-minute reflex- program in the center’s Wellness Series by July 10. ology sessions (for hands or feet). The ses- sponsored by a grant from the East Hill sions begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 1 p.m. Woods Fund at the Connecticut Community Special Lunch The cost is $15. Please register by July 12. Foundation, will be offered Friday, July 19, at 1 p.m. Therapist, educator and author The Meals-on-Wheels Traveling Chef will Magician to Perform Diane Lang will talk about loneliness and provide a special lunch at the center Thursday, July 11, at 11:30 a.m. The menu will be The Magic of Peter James will be presented teach ways to battle and conquer it. Please ham, baked potato, vegetable blend, tossed Wednesday, July 17, at 2 p.m. Magician James register by July 18.

their families. It deals with issues such as how to recognize the symptoms of alcoholism, how to stage an “intervention” and get an alcoholic the help s/he needs and doesn’t want, and the various manifestations of denial in an alcoholic: hiding liquor bottles around the house, lying about how much s/he is drinking, and finding a “cure” for alcohol addiction by substituting beer and wine for “hard alcohol.” This novel has achieved a lot of recognition in the press. But one might wonder if that is because it is a well-written story or because the author is the wife of well-known television actor Denis Leary.

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pies (AKC Puppy S.T.A.R.) starting in July. Classes are held at Pawz for Wellness in Shelton Thursday evenings. Email or call 203450-9485 for more information and start dates.

Five graduating seniors from St. John of the Cross Church in Middlebury were recent recipients of the St. John of the Cross-Bozzuto Family Scholarship awards. Recipients that were Recipes for Good Health honored are Diego Alvara, RobCome learn what foods may ert Desmarais, Meghan Leger, lower the risk of cancer at a Thomas McNamara and AdriDana-Farber/Brigham and anna Racki. Women’s Cancer Center workThursday, July 11, at 6 p.m. Summer Food Drive shop in Boston. Experts from the SuThe Feed the Hungry Com- san F. Smith Center for Women’s mittee of the Middlebury Chris- Cancers will explore healthy nutian Alliance is conducting a tritional choices that can help “Hunger Doesn’t Take A Summer prevent cancer. The event is part Vacation” drive to supply needed of the “What Every Women food items to area food banks Should Know” series. and pantries during July and AuThe workshop will be at Danagust. Food bank donations drop Farber’s Yawkey Center for Canoff dramatically during the sum- cer Care at 450 Brookline Ave. in mer, resulting in critical short- Boston. It is free and open to the ages of food, and schools with public, but registration is rebreakfast and lunch programs quired at are closed. healthywomen. Each participating church will provide its parishioners with inQuilts that Care formation on the program, the Quilts that Care, an organizaitems needed and the means by tion that makes quilts for people which they will be collected and who undergo cancer treatment, distributed. Anyone who would will meet Monday, July 15, from like to donate can contact “Feed 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the second floor the Hungry” representatives at at Gar Kenyon at 238 Water St. in the participating churches. Naugatuck. The group meets the Church office telephone numfirst and third Monday of the bers are: Middlebury Congregamonth. tional Church, UCC: 203-758On the first Monday, the group 2671; St. George’s Episcopal meets at the Harold Leever ReChurch: 203-758-9864; St. John gional Cancer Center at 1075 of the Cross Church: 203-758Chase Parkway in Waterbury. 2659 and Word of Life Family Donations of fabric shop gift Church: 860 426 0446. cards and quilting materials are gratefully accepted. Volunteers Puppy Classes are welcome. Get your pup started off on the For information, call Deb at right paw. Trap Falls Kennel Club 860-945-0184 or email Quiltsoffers obedience classes for pup-

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Love & Knishes lunches The Love & Knishes lunch program is offering four Wednesday musical programs to delight guests in July. Adults from many neighboring towns are welcomed each week to enjoy good cheer, live music and delicious food catered by Chef Mo Jalil of Cheshire’s award-winning Jordan Caterers. Lunch is served at noon in the Jewish Federation’s social hall at 444 Main St. North in Southbury. July 10, “A Summer Beach Party” will feature vocalist and keyboard player Bob Lupi of Oxford. He will mix it up with Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, and, of course, plenty of Elvis!

July 17, pianist and vocalist Jeanne Hinkson and drummer John Colella will bring guests the story of Doris Day and her incredible “Sentimental Journey.” With more than 650 recordings, 29 albums, and 39 movies to her credit, she has been called the most acclaimed female performer of the 20th century. Guests will enjoy 20 of her best- loved songs. Willie and Jan Nininger will appear July 24 in a show of the best of the Beatles. This great vocal/guitar duo will perform some of their favorite hits of all times. The trio “Let Your Light Shine” features vocalists Claudia and Bob Hughes with Mark

Templeton, a well-known pianist and arranger. They will perform July 31, showing off an eclectic mix from their repertoire with duets in all genres including standards, Broadway, classical, opera and pop. For the past 12 years, Jordan Caterers has had the distinction of being named Connecticut’s Best Caterer by Connecticut Magazine. Lunch reservations should be made by noon Monday for that week’s program. All programs are open to the public, and there is a suggested lunch donation of $7.50 for adults age 60 and older. To RSVP, call 203-267-3177.

DAR welcomes new members The Trumbull-Porter Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), at their June meeting welcomed two new members with a DAR Welcoming Service. The new members are Carol Smith of Wolcott and Amber Engle of Manchester, England. Engle is the daughter of John Engle of Naugatuck, who was present to see his daughter welcomed, and the niece of Freda Carreiro of Oakville. The Trumbull-Porter Chapter encompasses the towns of Watertown, Waterbury, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Woodbury, Southbury, and neighboring towns. Chapter meetings are usually held at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month from September to June. Genealogy workshops are held each year as well. The chapter is the proud sponsor of the Charles Merriman Society, Children of the American Revolution. The Daughters gave 11 Good Citizens Awards, 11 American History Awards, and two scholarships to high school seniors this year. Two ROTC awards are given to Junior Cadets. The chapter’s main project is the loving care of the Old Burying Ground of Watertown, where more than 50 Revolutionary patriots rest in peace along with soldiers from the Civil War, War of 1812, and many early

At the DAR service welcoming new members are, left to right, State Vice Regent April Staley, Regent Carol Bauby, Registrar Katie Gabrielson, new members Carol Smith and Amber Engle, and Assistant Registrar Freda Engle.  (Submitted photo) town settlers. Beginning with the Sarah Whitman Trumbull Chapter in 1904, members have maintained the Old Burying Ground for more than 100 years. This cemetery is a living museum of Watertown’s history. Membership in the DAR is open to women 18 years or older who can prove lineal bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in

achieving American Independence. For more information, contact Regent Carol Bauby at 860-485-0772 or Registrar Katie Gabrielson at 203-729-3349. For information on the Charles Merriman Society of the Children of the American Revolution, contact Lynn Marshall at 860-274–7472. Trumbull-Porter welcomes new members.

pass legislation feathering their own nests, while at the same time wrecking our financial systems. We watched those same politicians vote for legislation they never read! We’ve seen our courts become legislators and not only defy the Constitution, but help to corrupt our core values and beliefs. They all brag about how resilient our country is, while the truth is we’d be gasping for air were it not for the money-printing and Chinese loans. Now we have Benghazi, Libya, where four red-blooded Americans were allowed to die; not at the hands of some terrorist group, but by our own government. I can’t tell you how disappointed I am with past Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. I thought he was above the fray, being so learned and experienced; but obviously I didn’t see the cloak he was wearing! We also have the IRS in what may turn out to be the worst illegal government activity ever. Let’s not forget the AP situation, which has both political sides of the aisle reeling in contempt. It just may be that these scandals are the tip of an iceberg that is melting from under the Obama Administration, which may eventually deep-six the whole crew; stay tuned! As unwanted and untimely as these events are, we nonetheless must find the truthful answers to the outstanding questions and then move on as quickly as possible. Certainly we can move faster than the Obama Administration has with respect to its Benghazi investigation (more than eight months, still counting, and still nothing). We all know what “truth” really means. It surely doesn’t mean taking the Fifth Amendment, lying under oath, or using up all your

testifying time with donations of useless information. Neither is it having to decide what the meaning of the word “is” is. Thank you. Raymond Pietrorazio Middlebury, Conn.

Letters to the Editor The Meaning of Truth To the Editor: When pondering the meaning of truth, we discover a litany of in-depth theories, conclusions and deductions from the great minds of Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, Cicero and many others. When discussing present-day politics, however, I contend there is no need for such a colossal involvement of philosophic posturing. The growing scandals involving lead federal government agencies, offices and officials are making it quite clear to all of us that our government is broken. Gridlock has come home to roost in Washington, D.C., again, not only because of a politically divided Congress, but in part because these scandals will serve to cause disarray, take precedence over legislation that has already been lingering for years, and will cause even greater polarization between political parties; not to mention further entrenchment of the special interest groups running the country. Our system of government is one based on checks and balances and oversight. It is important that the American people stand by their Constitution and support that system of oversight, letting the chips fall where they may. The welfare of the country as a whole is at risk whenever scandals like these surface. There is no place for unnecessary delays, political posturing and grandstanding. We only need to look back a few years to see what’s happened to us as a nation and a people. We saw our jobs being shipped overseas by the millions by unscrupulous fat cats and connected politicians who don’t care about America. We’ve seen politicians

Inaccurate Signs a Pet Peeve To the Editor: Just a note or two about a pet peeve of mine, signs that are inaccurate. My favorite is “No outlet.” Really, has anyone entered that formerly referenced dead-end street or cul-de-sac and not ever returned? The outlet and inlet are one and the same. “School Zone Ahead – Fines Doubled” is followed by “End School Zone.” I have been told the zone starts at the first sign, so it’s not ahead but right at the sign. In contrast, “Speed Zone Ahead” signs are followed by speed zone signs and we don’t stop at “Stop Sign Ahead” signs. If I were to believe the signs on the gate at Ledgewood Park, that facility has been closed for maintenance for more than a year. But that’s not true. The fields were redone and off limits, but the park was never fully closed. Finally, how about the obstructed, twisted and illegible signs out there. I marvel that the state installed a “Curve ahead/25 mph” sign behind the tree at the entrance to Meadowview Park and that signs damaged during the blizzard cleanup have not been repaired. Seasonal foliage also needs to be cleaned from many signs. Robert C. Desmarais Sr. Middlebury, Conn.

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Obituaries Mrs. Patricia M. (Wityak) Gabani

ald Zembruski Funeral Home in Naugatuck to St. Mary’s Church in Naugatuck for a Mass of Christian Burial. Burial followed in St. James Former Timex Employee Cemetery in Naugatuck. Send an Mrs. Patricia M. online condolence at www.nauga(Wityak) Gabani, 67, of Naugatuck passed away unexpectedly Friday, June 28, 2013, at her home. She was the wife of RayRetired Pediatrician mond C. Gabani. Dr. Jessamine R. Mrs. Gabani was born in NaugaGoerner, 101, fortuck June 30, 1945, daughter of the merly of Tucker Hill late Mance and Stella (Adamski) Road in MiddleWityak. She was a longtime Naugabury, died Sunday, tuck resident. Patricia attended Hop June 23, 2013, at Brook Grammar School and was a Middlebury Convagraduate of Naugatuck High School lescent Home. Class of 1963. Dr. Goerner was born in Buffalo, Prior to her retirement she was employed as a receptionist at the N.Y., daughter of the late Charles and Siemon Co. in Watertown and held Jessamine (Deckert) Goerner. She banking and accounting positions received her bachelor’s degree in at Timex and other companies. She astronomy and her master’s degree was a golfer, loved ballroom dancing in physics from Wellesley College and painting and had a great passion and her medical degree from Yale for cooking. She was a communicant University School of Medicine. She was a pediatrician in Watertown for of St. Mary’s Church. Besides her husband and best 43 years. She leaves three cousins, Mary friend of 44 years, she leaves a son, Craig R. Gabani of Naugatuck; her Higgins of Gainesville, Va.; Jeffrey grandson, Brandon K. Gabani; and Higgins of Snyder, N.Y.; and Margueher sister, Diane Mulville and her rite Higgins of Phoenix, Ariz.; and husband, Ronald, of Waterbury. She her longtime friends, the Halliwell also leaves several nieces and neph- family of Watertown. Funeral services will be Saturday, ews: Darren Adler, Heather Varrone, Tammy Hanson, and Lori Santopi- July 6, at 9 a.m. at the Middlebury etro and her husband, Frank, of Congregational Church at 1242 Whittemore Road in Middlebury. Oakville. The family wishes to sincerely Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemthank the staff of the Naugatuck Po- etery on North Street in Watertown. lice and EMS who responded to the Friends may call at the Hickcox Funeral Home at 195 Main St. in Waemergency call. Her funeral was July 2 from the tertown today, Friday, July 5, from 2 Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzger- to 4 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Smilow Cancer Center at Yale-New Haven Hospital, P.O. Box 7611, New Haven, CT 06519-0611. For more information or to leave an online condolence, visit

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Janice Zwicker and Ken Winkelstern will lead the Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes. (Submitted photo)

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Powerful Tools for Caregivers (PTC), an educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend, is being offered six Wednesdays, July 10 through Aug. 14, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in Danbury. Classes will be held at Elmwood Hall in the Danbury Senior Center at 10 Elmwood Place in Danbury. Registration is required. Caregivers will benefit from this class whether they are helping a parent, spouse, friend, someone who lives at home, in a nursing home, or across the

country. It is based on the highly successful chronic disease self-management program known as LIVE WELL and was developed over three years of testing and research to assess its effectiveness. Since the program’s inception in 1998, PTC materials have reached more than 70,000 caregivers nationwide. Over the six weeks, caregivers develop self-care strategies to help them reduce stress, improve self­confidence, communicate their feelings, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate help-

ful resources. Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming will help participants identify the “tools” needed for successful caregiving and put them into action in daily life. Participants receive a copy of “The Caregiver Helpbook” developed specifically for the class. The cost of the manual is covered by a Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Quality of Life grant and other local grantors. To register or for more information, contact Janice Zwicker at 203-758-8080.

It Happened in Middlebury

A Boating Mishap on Lake Quassapaug By DR. ROBERT L. RAFFORD George Santayana said that “those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” The study of history is not just an idle pastime for millions of Americans; real-life lessons can be gleaned from it. I recently was looking through coroners’ reports for New Haven County at the Connecticut State Library in Hartford, the most complete repository of Connecticut history available. A story unfolded from its pages that could still stand as a lesson for us today. It was Sunday, May 14, 1916, 97 years ago. George, 17, of Middlebury, and his friend Charles, of Waterbury, got into a canoe on Lake Quassapaug at 8 a.m. Fifteen feet from shore, Charles found out that George, who was in the stern, could not paddle, so he suggested they go back to the dock and change seats. As they began to turn around, George saw a fishing pole floating on the surface and reached for it. His reach was successful and he began to draw it into the boat. On further observation, he saw an eel firmly attached to the hook; mistaking it for a snake, he suddenly stood up, the last thing anyone should do in a canoe or a rowboat. The canoe overturned, sending both boys into the lake. Charles could swim, so he made it to the shore. George, who could not swim, perished in the waters 15 feet from shore.

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Medical Examiner Henry G. Anderson said George’s body was recovered an hour later. His parents and two sisters buried his body in Old Pine Grove Cemetery in West Haven. I learned to swim at an early age at the local high school pool in my native Brooklyn, N.Y., and was glad I did. Later on, my high school required I learn to swim as part of its fitness program (do our high schools require it?), and my Boy Scout experience provided me with ample lessons in swimming, boating and Red Cross lifesaving measures. There were gigantic public

pools in Red Hook and Sunset Park, and the beach at Coney Island always beckoned. We enjoyed many fine hours there on the beach and swimming in the water. Prospect Park and Central Park offered rowboats and paddle boats to all. Vacationing on a lake in Maine during the summer was always a pleasure, especially the boating and swimming opportunities. Those watching the 11 o’clock Connecticut news on many recent evenings have seen reports of tragic deaths due to drowning, mostly of victims who could not swim or were inexperienced

swimmers. Over two-thirds of the Earth is covered with water, so those who inhabit this planet can benefit by learning how to negotiate their way around the water, enjoy it and respect its power. Swimming and boating lessons readily available in our community teach us how to safely enjoy this wonderful resource. Bob Rafford is the Middlebury Historical Society president and Middlebury’s municipal historian. To join the society, visit or call Rafford at 203-206-4717. Your membership would be a valuable addition.

can instead save the money in three months and pay cash. • Consider whether service work on your vehicle will keep it running a bit longer, instead of buying a new one. • Review your tax deductions to make sure you don’t get a big refund at the end of the year. Getting a refund means you’ve given an interest-free loan to the government. Do you hear a note of caution in all this? No matter what “consumer confidence” poll you read, you can find one that says the opposite.


Yes, it might give the economy as a whole a boost if millions of people run out and spend, spend, spend. But you’re not responsible for the economy. You’re responsible only for your home and family. And being cautious about spending is still the way to go. David Uffington regrets he cannot personally answer reader questions, but he will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Send email to (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.


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Mother of Janet Pudim von Kannewurff Jenna (Tetlak) Pudim, 84, of Ocala, Fla., (previously of Seymour, Conn.) entered into peaceful rest April 26, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond G. Pudim. Jenna was born in Oxford Feb. 12, 1929, daughter of the late Mary (Rydzy) Tetlak. She worked at Peter Paul Cadbury and at Bunker Ramo as a data entry clerk. She was a member of the Derby Nest of the Polish Falcons of America. Jenna taught the AARP driving courses in the Valley for years. She moved to Ocala, Fla., in 2003, where she enjoyed playing bocce, crocheting, Swedish weaving and Scherenschnitte (paper cutting). She was a member of many clubs, enjoyed playing cards and dominoes, and participated in the security patrol for her community. She enjoyed the company of her many friends. She is survived by her sons, Donald Pudim and his wife, Barbara, of Waterford and David Pudim and his wife, Joanne, of Seymour; her daughter, Janet von Kannewurff and her husband, Michael, of Middlebury; grandchildren Jason Pudim, his wife, Keren and great-granddaughter Charlie of San Diego, Calif.; Michael Pudim of Astoria, N.Y.; Lynn and Marcy Pudim of Seymour and Marissa and Adam von Kannewurff of Middlebury; sisters Sophie Cooper of Dunnellon, Fla., and Frances Hessler of Bethany, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by sisters Ann, Emily, Helen, Josephine and Agnes. Friends and family may join the interment service at Mountain Meadows Cemetery at 117 Mountain Road in Seymour., Conn., at noon Saturday, July 20. Please join the family for a celebration of life reception following the service. Memorial gifts may be sent to AARP c/o the driving program, 601 E St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20049 or by calling 1-888-687-2277.

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Don’t Let Down Your Guard Some new reports say segments of the economy are springing back. Others aren’t so positive. Depending where you read: • Consumer attitudes are better than they’ve been in the past five years. • Fewer people say jobs are hard • Watch the small expenditures, because they add up. If you’ve to get. gone back to buying morning • Home prices are going up becoffee out, calculate what you cause there are more people spend in a year. Use the public trying to buy. library instead of buying books. Or: Decide whether you need all • People are now feeling the rethose cable channels. Put a sults of the increased payroll filter on your faucet instead of tax and the bigger bite out of buying bottled water. paychecks, and retail sales • Pay down your credit cards. have fallen. Once one is paid off, either put • Consumer confidence is fallthat money on another paying. ment or put it in savings every • More people expect the unemmonth. After your cards are ployment rate to stay high. paid off, save, save, save every How are things at your house? dollar you can. Don’t cancel If things are better for you, the cards, however, because that’s great, but don’t let down that will lower your credit your guard. Take our collective score. experiences of the past few years, and don’t assume the economy • Don’t make credit-card purchases unless you know you will continue to get better, if incan pay off the balance in three deed it is. Here are some suggesmonths. Consider whether you tions:

Mr. Liborio M. Lucas, 64, of Naugatuck and Gralhos, Portugal, passed away June 3, 2013, at his home in Gralhos, Portugal. He was the husband of Otilia (Rodriquez) Lucas. Mr. Lucas was born in Gralhos, Portugal, Nov. 15, 1948, a son of Antonio and Juaquina (Moura) Lucas of Gralhos, and was educated in the local schools in Portugal. He had been a resident here for more than 35 years. He was the owner of Lucas Concrete for more than 25 years and a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church in Waterbury. He was a former member of the Portuguese Club of Naugatuck and had been active with their Fish and Game Club. Besides his loving wife of 45 years and his parents, he leaves six daughters: Connie Eastman and her husband, Jeremy; Paula Carrelo and her husband, Candy; Bella Butler and her husband, Ken; Nella Pires and her husband, Pedro;, and Sandra Ribeiro and her husband, Tomanel, all of Naugatuck, and Carla Longino and her husband, Tim, of Middlebury; one brother, Fernando Lucas

and his wife, Idalina, of Prospect; five sisters: Gloria Moura and her husband, Joao, of Waterbury; Sao Seguro and her husband, Domingos, of Ludlow, Mass.; Rosa Martins and her husband, Jose, of Naugatuck; Jackie Martins and her husband, Frank, of Ludlow, Mass.; Theresa Portela and her husband, Alberto, of Bridgeport; and Ines Machado and her husband, Alipio, of Waterbury; 12 grandchildren: Kayla Carrelo, Gabriella Carrelo, C.J. Carrelo, Lucas Carrelo, Dylan Carrelo, Kody Butler, Hannah Butler, Alex Ribeiro, Samantha Ribeiro, Angelina Pires, Pedro Pires, Olivia Longino, and Taylor Longino; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. He was predeceased by a sister, Maria Lucia Lucas. His funeral was June 11, 2013, from the Alderson Funeral Home of Naugatuck to Our Lady of Fatima Church in Waterbury for a Mass of Christian Burial. Burial followed in St. James Cemetery in Naugatuck. For more information, to light a memorial candle or to send an online condolence, go to


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Middlebury Parks & Recreation LEGO Camps Pre-Engineering with LEGO for ages 5 to 7 will meet Monday to Friday, July 8 to 12, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Shepardson Center. An instructor from Play-Well TEKnologies will lead the class as they build engineer-designed projects such as boats, bridges, mazes and motorized cars and use special pieces to create their own unique designs. Campers will explore the possibilities of LEGO building systems while learning useful construction techniques. The fee is $142 for residents; $152 for nonresidents. Engineering Fundamentals with LEGO for ages 7 to 9 will meet Monday to Friday, July 8 to 12, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Shepardson Center. An instructor from Play-Well TEKnologies will help kids power up their engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and more than 100,000 pieces of LEGO! Kids will apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through projects designed by engineers. Instructors provide inspiration for students to take their creations farther, and each day’s projects are geared uniquely to challenge each student’s abilities. The group will explore motorized, mechanized and architectural projects in a fun way. The fee is $142 for residents; $152 for nonresidents.

Tennis Classes U.S. Sports Institute instructors will teach the following tennis classes Monday through Friday, July 8 to 12. Tennis Squirts for ages 3 to 5 will meet from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. at the Middlebury Recreation Area. The fee is $69 for residents and $79 for nonresidents. First Play Tennis for ages 6 to 9 years will meet from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Pomperaug High School. The fee is $109 for residents and $119 for nonresidents. First Play Tennis for ages 10 to 14 will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Pomperaug High School. The fee is $109 for residents and $119 for nonresidents.

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Summer Playground Program Summer Playground consists of three two-week sessions for Middlebury children entering kindergarten through grade six. Space is still available in sessions two and three. Each session costs $135 plus a $10 fee for late registration. Sessions meet Mondays through Fridays July 8 to July 19 and July 22 to Aug. 2. Grades K, one and two will meet from 9:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. with sessions at Middlebury Elementary School Mondays through Thursdays and at Shepardson Community Center Fridays. Grades three and four will meet Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Meadowview Park. Grades five and six will meet Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Middlebury Recreation Area.

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Instructor Nana Sledzieski, head of school, will lead this program for ages 3 to 5 that will meet Monday through Friday, July 22 to 26, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Brown Tufts Montessori in Woodbury. See It will be a mini summer holiday. Children can enjoy the licensed classroom setting, play with new friends in the beautiful backyard, get messy with an assortment of sensorial materials designed just for summer vacation and learn something new about nature. They will sing songs, play games and do artwork in the sun. If it rains, they U.S. Sports Institute will relax with a story from the Summer Camps children’s literature collection. A healthy snack is included. Total Sports Squirts 1 for ages 3 to 5 will meet Monday through The fee is $79 for residents; $89 Friday, July 15 to 19, from 9 to 10 for nonresidents. a.m. at Shepardson Field. The MRA Hours fee is $79 for residents; $89 for nonresidents. The Middlebury Recreation Total Sports Squirts 2 for ages Area (MRA) season is open 3 to 5 will meet Monday through weekdays from 11 a.m. to sunset Friday, July 15 to 19, from 10:15 with the beach opening for to 11:15 a.m. at Shepardson swimming at noon. Weekend Field. The fee is $79 for residents; hours are 10 a.m. to sunset with $89 for nonresidents. the beach opening for swimming Participants in these camps at 11 a.m. The MRA will be closed will have the opportunity to try for the day if it is raining at noon.

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Make your movie night modern (Family Features) It’s that time of year again when the year’s biggest movies begin invading theaters. But big movies also can mean big lines and big bucks. Sometimes it’s just more convenient and affordable to have a movie night at home. Hosting an at-home movie night can be even more fun than taking a trip to the theater if you make it a “Modern Movie Night.” Here are some tips to help put a new spin on a movie night at home: Plan Ahead – The official Redbox mobile app lets you browse movies and reserve them for pickup right from your phone. You can even see which boxes have your favorite movies. Pick the closest box, and a copy will be reserved for you. Let’s Make A Deal – Enjoy a delicious, cool Mars Ice Cream treat while you watch your movie. Mars Ice Cream is providing a code for a free onenight DVD rental from Redbox Twix, M&M’S and Milky Way ice printed on the inside of specially cream bars. Spruce Up Your Snacks – One marked packages of Snickers,

Photo courtesy of Getty Images of the best things about the theater experience is the delicious snacks. But you can

make what you eat at home just as good by putting a modern spin on old favorites. For example, once your popcorn has cooled, add M&M’S to give it a colorful, delicious new look. Digital Movie Buzz – Don’t just plop on the couch for the evening. Get together with family and friends and enjoy some digital fun before the movie starts. The Guess The Movie app or MovieCat challenge you with quizzes and classic movie questions. You can even compare your own review of favorite movies with scores from Rotten Tomatoes. If the flick is a bust, live tweet funny commentary while you watch or write your own movie reviews at moviequotesandmore. com. Try playing the popular movie trivia game SceneIt or play Charades using Vine video clips. You can also check out cast info on the IMDB app. End the evening with a movie discussion, and your house may become everyone’s favorite home theater.

Pies & Pints forms running club Pies & Pints co-owner Theo Anastasiadis said Sunday the business has started a running club that meets at the business every Wednesday night at 6 p.m. All are welcome to join. He said he hopes the runners will participate in their first event Sunday, July 21, during the running of the Shaneanigans 5K in Woodbury. Participants in the race/walk/roll may choose between a 5K road race or a onemile walk.

Both start at 10 a.m. at Nonnewaug High School. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and costs $20. Learn more about the race and register online at shaneanigans5k. com. Those who can’t participate can become sponsors. Sponsorship information and forms also are available on the website. The race benefits the Shane Condon Memorial Scholarship, which the website says “is awarded annually to a student(s) with a willingness to help others,

who never judges anyone, who demonstrates compassion and respect for others, and does good deeds without the need for recognition. The scholarship is administrated by the Woodbury Scholarship Fund, which was organized to provide financial assistance to Woodbury’s post-secondary education students as they pursue higher education and to help support and encourage their academic achievements.”

All monetary donations and runners’ registration fees will go directly to the scholarship fund. The family asks community members to help them as they create a fun event that will honor Shane’s passion for running and benefit Nonnewaug students. Those interested in running with the Pies & Pints team can drop by Wednesday nights at 6 p.m. or call Pies & Pints at 203598-7221.

The Simple Truth About Happiness Happiness is an inside, conscious, everyday thing. Cultivate it from a quiet, still place and radiate from the inside out. Fill your cup of happiness daily to flow with a sense of peace and contentment. The simple truth about happiness: It’s a philosophy of overall natural, consistent well-being in which you feel in harmony with all of creation most of the time. And guess what? It takes little effort to keep up. It’s important to eat, digest and eliminate well; to appreciate and feel gratitude for what you have; to sleep deeply; to keep things in your life fresh and positive by adding new experiences to your exercise choices, to your family dynamics, to your work environment, in your playtime hours and with your relationships. Happiness is spherical in nature. Consider the five aspects below to power up tranquil, consistent happiness. See happiness in the middle of a large circle. Visualize a sphere of smaller circles surrounding it moving

Nuggets for Life By CYNTHIA DE PECOL within their own fields of energy. When each is in balance and in harmony with the others, you feel a calm, clear, luminescent glow from within quietly and continuously feeding your life. Others see, feel and respond positively when they’re around you, making you feel great, too! Here’s how you can start to immediately tap into more happiness: 1. Nutrition. Well this is a basic one, isn’t it? Eat well, feel well, live well. Really. Are you getting enough good, nutritious food to eat? Ask this simple question as if you are asking a child. Stay in touch with this innocence, and make inner choices that end up with more color in your grocery cart. Listen to your body’s intelligence

and it’ll tell you what it needs and what needs to go. 2. Exercise. Move, move, move is where it’s at because we’re made that way. What matters is the when – every day, off and on all day. Your body wants to stretch, step and flow forward. Awareness and intention work wonders! 3. Sleep. Ask to dream about your very own individual unique strength. Breathe fully into your belly until you feel yourself nod off. You’ll soon awake more rested, and what bubbles up from within will inform your life. Sleep your way to a more happy you. 4. Mindful Stress Reliever. Try an easy daily evening meditation. Sit quietly for 5 minutes breathing calmly and deeply. Now jot down one amazing, coincidental, surprising or wonderful awesome thing that made you smile, feel connected to your spirit, to people and animal friends or to your natural environment.

Atrial Flutter Puts Heart in Overdrive DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have been diagnosed with atrial flutter. My cardiologist wants to perform a catheter ablation on me and says it’s a safe procedure. Do you agree? – B.L. ANSWER: Atrial flutter is a very rapid heartbeat. The atria, the two upper heart chambers, beat 260 to 300 times a minute. The lower heart chambers, the right and left ventricles, the heart’s pumping chambers, beat at half that rate, still a fast heartbeat. Atrial flutter differs from atrial fibrillation, a more common heart-rhythm disturbance, in the regularity of the heartbeat. Atrial fibrillation is both an irregular and fast heartbeat. Atrial flutter is a regular and fast beat. Fatigue, lightheadedness and shortness of breath are some of atrial flutter’s symptoms. The heart can’t be allowed to sustain such rapid beating. Ablation, the destruction of heart tissue responsible for the speedup, is an excellent way to put an end to flutter. The heart doctor with a specially equipped catheter advances a thin, pliable tube from a surface blood vessel into the heart. When the doctor has the catheter at the right position, he or she turns on radio waves that create scars in the renegade part of the atrium. The abnormal rhythm stops. The success rate is 90 percent. I wouldn’t hesitate for a minute to have it done.

The booklet on heartbeat irregularities explains the more common kinds of heartbeat disturbances. To obtain a copy, write: Dr. Donohue – No. 107W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Years ago, on one of the morning news shows, I heard people talking about taking a vitamin or mineral to keep mosquitoes from biting. Do you know what that is? Mosquitoes prefer my blood. I do not want to use some type of poison, like a repellent. – P.J. ANSWER: Vitamin B-1, thiamine, has been touted as a way to discourage mosquitoes from biting. No proof of this exists, and I have serious doubts about this advice.

Exhaled carbon dioxide attracts mosquitoes, as do other body chemicals and body heat. You don’t have to fear repellents. They aren’t poison. They don’t kill mosquitoes. They drive them away – repel them. Ones with DEET work well. Or if you want a natural product, try Repel. It contains oil of lemon eucalyptus. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My concern is “tan without the sun” lotions. The “bronzers” work over a period of hours. If they were simple dyes, the color change would be immediate. It isn’t. It takes hours before an effect is noticeable. Do they bring a natural skin pigment to the surface, and do they protect from the sun? – A.R. ANSWER: Most of these products contain dihydroacetone, which reacts with cells in the topmost layer of skin and imparts the tan hue to it. It fades as these cells are shed. The color change does not protect against sunlight. These bronzers are not skin dyes. Dr. Donohue regrets he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. (c) 2013 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved

5. Passionate Purposeful Pleasure. Increase meaning in your life by doing things on purpose, consciously and with a feeling of being pleasant rather than with a sense of drudgery or necessity. Shift the way you look at all you do to feel quietly happy. Be creative in what you do, encouraging yourself to develop passion and purpose every day. That’s it in a big nutshell. Enjoy your spherical happiness journey! De Pecol is a yoga instructor, Reiki master and life coach who lives in Washington, Conn. See or email

1. Who was the last Detroit Tiger before Miguel Cabrera in 2008-12 to have five consecutive seasons of 100-plus RBIs? 2. In 2012, Jimmy Rollins became the fourth player to get 2,000 hits with the Philadelphia Phillies. Name two of the first three to do it. 3. How many quarterbacks have won a Super Bowl at age 36 or older? 4. For how many consecutive years now has the winner of the Big East men’s basketball tournament appeared in the NCAA Final Four? 5. When was the last time before 2013 that the New York Islanders reached the NHL playoffs? 6. Name the two drivers who won from the pole position twice at the Daytona 500. 7. Since Olympic women’s doubles tennis resumed in 1988, name the only year in which an American team did not win a gold medal.

Answers 1. Charlie Gehringer, 1932-36. 2. Richie Ashburn, Ed Delahanty and Mike Schmidt. 3. Johnny Unitas, Jim Plunkett and John Elway. 4. Four – West Virginia (2010), UConn (2011) and Louisville (2012-13). 5. It was 2007. 6. Cale Yarborough (1968, ’84) and Bill Elliott (1985, ’87). 7. In 2004, Li Ting and Sun Tiantian of China won the gold medal.


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By Samantha Mazzotta – by restricting gas flow. However, the device inadvertently can be activated. For example, turning the grill’s control knobs to the “on” position before opening up the control knob on the propane tank can sometimes trigger the device. Fortunately, the fix for this (and for the connection) is pretty simple. Open the grill lid and turn off all the control knobs on both the grill and the propane tank. Disconnect the regulator from the propane tank, being careful not to damage or strip the connecting nut. (Wrap a soft rag around the nut if you need to use pliers to loosen it.) Wait 30 seconds, then reconnect the regu-

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Free program for addiction solutions Woodbury Yoga Center will host a free Sunday evening program, “Spirituality and Meditation: Addiction Solutions” with Jesse Mancinone, July 7 at 7 p.m. Mancinone has a master’s degree in mental health counseling and seven years of experience working in the substance abuse field. The Woodbury Yoga Center is at 122 West Side Road in Woodbury, Conn. It offers yoga posture classes every day of the week and Tai Chi instruction twice a week. Sunday evening programs offer free meditation instruction. Learn more at www. and look for current events on its Facebook page. For more information on this topic or to become a speaker for the Sunday evening program, call Jackie at 203-263-2254 or email wyogac@gmail. com.

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The Indians hit four home runs in the win. They came when Dan Graziano homered in the third inning, Fran Barton homered in the fifth inning, Carter Dziedzic homered in the sixth inning, and Larry Zapata homered in the seventh inning. Zapata racked up five RBIs on two hits for the Water-Oak Indians 12U. He singled in the third inning and homered in the seventh inning.

Barton recorded the win for the Water-Oak Indians 12U. He tossed seven innings of shutout ball. He struck out eight, walked two and gave up six hits. The lead stayed with the Indians after the third inning, when they scored four runs on a two-run home run by Graziano and two singles. The Indians built upon their lead with three runs in the sixth. Dziedzic kicked things off with a solo blast.


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not to feed him for 12 hours before the operation. After the operation, he’ll be kept under observation in recovery until it’s deemed safe for him to go home. Walt still will probably be groggy for several hours afterward. For the next five to seven days, he will need to recover in a quiet spot at home, with minimal activity. Again, the vet clinic should be informative and communicative about the surgery. Contact it with any questions or concerns before and after Walt’s procedure. Send your questions or comments to Did you know mosquitoes can transmit heartworm larvae to dogs, but fleas don’t? Find out more in my new book “Fighting Fleas,” available now on Amazon.

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The Water-Oak Indians 12U For more information on these animals, as well as others at Meriden Humane Society (MHS), email scored early and often in a 12-0 MHS is open Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 6 p.m., and volun- win over Overlook. The Indians teers can be available to meet with you through an appointment. MHS is at 311 Murdock Ave. in Meriden. continued to pile up the runs last week, scoring four runs in the seventh inning on their way to a Find the Bee-Intelligencer on landslide win over Overlook at Bill Ryan.


surgery are handled ahead of time. Prior to any surgery, a vet clinic will do blood work to make sure a pet safely can be given anesthesia. Your vet may have done this already during Walt’s initial visit, once it was clear he would need to be fixed. Once Walt is ready for the operation and a date is scheduled, the office should give you instructions. You probably will be told

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DEAR PAW’S CORNER: We recently took in a stray dog. Walt had a few minor health issues that are being addressed, but he also needs to be “fixed.” The veterinarian says it shouldn’t be a difficult operation once he’s ready for it, but Walt is a fully grown dog heading into his senior years. What problems should I be on the lookout for, just in case? – Hannah in Trenton, N.J. DEAR HANNAH: The operation to neuter Walt should be pretty routine. But if you have any concerns, definitely ask the veterinarian about them. It sounds like the vet is holding off on the operation while some specific LYNX health concerns are addressed, Lynx is an adorable girl who just needs a chance which means he is making sure at a new life! She has been here and faring well potential complications from the the last three years of her life, but you can see she would love to have more; possibly a home of her own? She is one of those cats that is continuously overlooked. Lynx just needs a little patience and a whole lot of love and understanding to shine!


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