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Officials asked to consider leash law By MARJORIE NEEDHAM Middlebury residents Eric Fiske and his son Ethan, 12, attended the Middlebury Police Commission (PC) meeting Monday night to urge commissioners to enact a leash law for the town of Middlebury. Ethan’s mother, Tammie Fiske, was unable to attend the meeting because she was at a school open house. Chairman Frank Cipriano and Commissioner Paul Bowler were in the Town Hall conference room for the Monday meeting; Commissioner Jordano Santos attended via speakerphone. Cipriano said Wednesday night three Middlebury residents, one adult and two children, have been bitten in the past 30 days, and it is probably time Middlebury adopted a leash law. The Fiskes have been concerned about police procedures and a leash law since a dog bit Ethan on the hip in June 2012. Tammie said, “They don’t sew up puncture wounds. They keep it open and debrade it until it closes on its own. It’s very painful, and you can’t get it wet. This happened on June 24, just when Ethan was supposed to go to camp.” The Fiskes had already gone to the selectmen to ask them to enact a leash law in Middlebury. First Selectmen Edward B. St. John told them it was a police matter and they needed to attend a police commission meeting and present their case there. Tammie said Selectmen Ralph Barra has been very nice and has been trying to help them. Barra, a former police commissioner and the selectmen’s liaison to the commission, attended Monday night’s meeting, and Cipriano said Barra planned to draft a leash law and present it to the selectmen. Cipriano said the PC can create an ordinance, but it would need to be approved by the selectmen and then be sent to a town referendum for a vote.
Eric said Wednesday he tried to start off on a positive note Monday night. “I got a lot of negative response from the police commission,” Eric said. “I got some very abrasive questions.” He said Bowler asked him, “Would you even be here, Mr. Fiske, if your son hadn’t gotten bitten by a dog?” Eric said he told Bowler if the incident with his son had been handled properly, then he might not have been there. He said Bowler stated if his (Bowler’s) son had been bitten, he (Bowler) would know exactly what to do, but he would have to tell Eric that in private. The meeting got off track when Santos said on the speakerphone that he knew a lot of people who are opposed to a leash law and there probably should be a public forum on the matter. Middlebury Police Sgt. John Desmarais, who was in the audience, stood up and said there should have been a public forum when the decision was made to move police dispatching to Prospect. Cipriano told Desmarais dispatching was not the topic of discussion. Desmarais replied he had a right to speak, and Cipriano told him would have to leave the meeting if he continued to make comments. At that point, Eric said his presentation basically got shut down, and his son, Ethan, wasn’t allowed to speak. “I try to be positive, but it was quite a circus and there was a lot of drama (at the meeting),” he said. ““Then they told us we really shouldn’t be there, but Barra interjected and said the first selectman told us to be there.” Cipriano said, “We definitely need to do something. I think the residents want this, too. We had three dog bites in a month here. It’s crazy. I’ve never heard of something like this.” He said with the blessings of the selectmen, a leash law will be on the referendum in November.
Friday, September 13, 2013
Boy Scouts clean up Hop Brook Lake trails
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Park Ranger Brian Hornbecker, far left, is smiling because Middlebury Boy Scout Troop 444 members and leaders, front, left to right, Alden Dus, Cameron Dus, Mitchell Maknis and Ryan Pelletier, and back, left to right, Robert Holmes, Assistant Scoutmaster John Holmes, James Holmes, Assistant Scoutmaster Larry Maknis, Tom Holmes and Trevor Adams picked up trash along trails at Hop Brook Lake. Senior Patrol Leader Mitchell Maknis wanted to start his leadership year with an outdoor community service project, so the Scouts began their scout year with a Sept. 8 trail cleanup at Hop Brook Lake. The Scouts contacted Hop Brook’s U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and received approval to clear debris and trash from the multipurpose trails. The Scouts hiked approximately 3 miles and collected four bags of garbage and a bucket filled with glass and other sharp objects found along the trails. (Submitted photo)
LPOS sets Fenn Farm open house date By TERRENCE S. MCAULIFFE The Middlebury Land Preservation and Open Space Acquisition Committee (LPOS), at its Sept. 4 meeting, set Saturday, Sept. 28, for the annual Fenn Farm open house. It also changed the monthly meeting location. Locked Town Hall doors forced Chairman John Cookson to direct members to Shepardson Community Center, where the meeting was held in unlocked Room 26. After discussion, committee members agreed to hold remaining 2013 meetings at Shepardson as special meetings and make it the standard meeting place in 2014. Member Mat Calabro said the Sept. 28 open house date was agreeable to Robin Fenn, former owner of the farm and caretaker of the 60-acre property under the terms of its purchase by the Town of Middlebury in 2006. Residents are permitted
to tour the property once a year under that agreement, generally on the last Saturday in September. No rain date is planned this year because of scheduling difficulties, and no hay ride is planned due to the cost of liability insurance. Calabro said the open house would be sponsored jointly with the Middlebury Land Trust (MLT), which would share the cost of flyers and refreshments with $200 expected from the Land Trust added to $300 from the town budget to bring a total of about $500 for the event. He said the MLT is planning a photo contest to promote interest in students and younger people. Photos taken at the open house can be submitted to the MLT Facebook page to win prizes. Also, an artist may paint watercolors of the farm during the day as another attraction. Calabro suggested a guided group hike up the mountain for people to enjoy the
breathtaking view at the top. Cookson agreed the view was spectacular but warned it was a difficult three-quarters of a mile climb and would take about two hours. After discussion, it was agreed to publicize the hike and see if there was interest. Cookson said pumpkins would be provided for visitors, along with gift certificates from local merchants. Food will include coffee, cider, hot dogs and donuts. In Fenn Farm maintenance matters, Cookson said the furnace replacement would go out to bid when Public Works Director Dan Norton returns from medical leave, and many bids are expected from local contractors and oil companies. It is expected to cost about $6,500 and be installed by the end of October. The next LPOS meeting will be Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 6 p.m. in a Shepardson Community Center room yet to be determined.
P&Z approves projects, guides HOAs By TERRENCE S. MCAULIFFE The Middlebury Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) at its Sept. 5 meeting unanimously approved food service at a Middlebury Road convenience store, construction permits for a building on Benson Road, expansion of the Middlebury Convalescent Home and a new ticket booth and handicapped bathroom at Quassy. It also issued a noncompliance certificate for a Jenson Drive property, discussed regulations for the Lake Quassapaug West Shore and Brookside Homeowners Associations, and set a public hearing date for the updated Plan of Conservation and Development. Brenda and John Molina were given the OK to serve takeout food at the Mobil Convenience Store at 492 Middlebury Road when John Molina stated no construction would be done other than plumbing repairs. The new business, to be called Brenda’s
Kitchen, will replace the former Mizza’s Pizza. An excavation and grading permit and site plan approval for Benson Road Investors LLC for property on the south side of I-84 at 99 Benson Road was unanimously approved. Professional Engineer Paul S. Szymanski of Arthur H. Howland and Associates said the proposed building with two 4,000-square-foot floors had been approved in 2005, but was not constructed due to the poor economy. He said Conservation Commission approvals were still in place, but the zoning permits had expired. Town Engineer John Calabrese confirmed that maps had been updated to reflect all comments and requirements from the 2005 approvals. Szymanski was told he would need to pay construction fees unless he could prove they were paid in 2005. A certificate of nonconformity for Richard Atchison for property at 16 Jenson Drive was unani-
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mously approved. Atchison had been told May 2 to bring a plan, including A2 survey, showing the proposed new location and the current location of the well, septic, sewers and all other utilities. He told commissioners he wanted to demolish the existing house with assurance a new owner could rebuild on a better location on the nonconforming half-acre property. Commissioners agreed the proposed rebuild would make the property more conforming. He was told the new construction would still need to go through the zoning approval and building permit processes. A site plan approval for Middlebury Convalescent Home to build a 1,700-square-foot addition was unanimously approved with the stipulation a modified site plan be submitted containing 10 additional parking spaces that did not need to be built unless ordered. Richard Kenyon of Kenyon and Cutler Architects said the addition was approved in
2007 but not built due to economic conditions. He said the space was for rehabilitation and exercise for the current number of occupants and would not increase the intensity of use. Commissioners argued parking was not in conformance with zoning regulations, and records from 2007 justifying a waiver were not found. The revised site plan was required to show where 10 additional parking spaces could be built. Quassy Amusement Park’s application to add a handicapped bathroom and a group sales ticket booth outside the park was unanimously approved. Attorney Michael McVerry told commissioners the group ticket booth would allow bus patrons to be ticketed and get wristbands before entering the park. The construction would be part of a repaving project to improve handicapped parking and would not change the count of parking spaces.
In an informal discussion, P&Z Chairman Terry Smith said a public hearing for the West Shore Homeowners Association to propose changes to zoning regulations would be scheduled once a complete application was received. Attorneys Franklin Pilicy and Curtis Titus and association president John Butkus told commissioners the purpose of the change was to define a planned residential development (PRD) for the condominium lots so modest expansion of individual units could be approved. Butkus said septic and water system work for the 26 cottages was almost completely finished and approved. Pilicy said the association wanted to prepare and submit site plans for each lot showing setbacks, drainage and limited expansion possibilities. Another informal discussion with Brookside Homeowner Association manager Doug Dillon involved outside sheds that Dillon said were favored by some
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residents and not by others. Brookside is a PRD with defined areas of individual lots and limited common areas. Smith told him he needed to find sections of the property declarations and PRD regulations allowing sheds and come back with a plan showing how sheds would comply. In regional matters, Zoning Enforcement Officer Curtis Bosco said Middlebury was being considered as the possible site of a six-town regional dog pound according to planning underway at the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments. He said the area under consideration was near Woodside Drive and would replace the town dog pound if it were built. A public hearing for the updated Plan of Conservation and Development is scheduled for the next regular P&Z meeting, Thursday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. at Shepardson Community Center.
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Book Review “Uncommon Youth: The Gilded Life & Tragic Times of J. Paul Getty III” by Charles Fox (St. Martin’s Press, $25.99) Reviewed by Larry Cox
Extend the harvest this season By MELINDA MYERS Didn’t get enough gardening in this season? Don’t worry, there is still time to grow gardenfresh vegetables and herbs this fall and winter. Purchase transplants and seeds that will grow and flourish in the cooler fall and winter temperatures. Lettuce, spinach, Swiss chard, root vegetables, edible pansies and calendula as well as cole crops like broccoli are a few to consider. Those gardening in colder regions need to select short-season crops like lettuce, spinach and radishes that will mature before extremely cold winter temperatures set in. Extend the fall garden season into winter with the help of floating row covers, cold frames and portable greenhouses. Many of the elevated garden systems now have built in cold frames or row cover attachments to make extending the season much easier. Try container and elevated gardens like the VegTrug™ (www. gardeners.com) to extend the growing season and increase your enjoyment. These contained gardens allow you to plant herbs, vegetables and flowers anywhere. Place a few right outside the front door or on the balcony for fun and convenience. Plus, contained gardens can easily be moved to a sheltered location or covered and protected from frost. Or move your garden indoors. Select vegetables and herbs that can tolerate the less-than-ideal indoor growing conditions. Greens, onions and root crops like radishes and short carrots
will grow in a sunny window. Expand your selection with the help of artificial lights. Basil, oregano, thyme, sage, parsley, chives and, of course, mint are a few favorite herbs to grow on your kitchen or other sunny windowsill. Increase your harvest with the help of artificial lights or try an indoor tiered grow-light stand to save space. Take cuttings from healthy herbs growing in the garden, purchase new transplants or start herb and vegetable plants from seeds. Take four-inch cuttings from healthy herbs. Remove the lowest set of leaves, and place the cut end in a well-drained potting mix. Once they have rooted, plant the herbs in individual containers or mixed with other herbs in a windowsill planter. Start the seeds in a flat, in individual pots or directly in a planter. Keep the rooting mix warm and moist until the seeds sprout. Move to a sunny location or under artificial lights as soon as the seedlings break through the soil. Wait until the seedlings develop two sets of leaves and then transplant them into their permanent planter if needed. So get busy planting and soon you will be enjoying the tasty benefits of fall and winter gardening. Gardening expert, TV/radio host, author and columnist Melinda Myers has more than 30 years of horticulture experience and has written more than 20 gardening books, including “Can’t Miss Small Space Gardening.” Myers’ web site, www.melindamyers.com, offers gardening videos and tips.
Middlebury Volunteer Fire Department Call Log Date Time Address/Incident 9/3/13 09:17 115 Kissawaug Road. Activated fire alarm. Burnt food. 9/4/13 09:41 5 Nantucket Way. Activated carbon monoxide alarm; testing alarm. 9/6/13 16:17 750 Straits Turnpike. Three-car motor vehicle accident.
Middlebury Community Calendar Monday, Sept. 16 Board of Selectmen 6 p.m...................................................Town Hall Conference Room Public Works Commission 7 p.m................................................................. Shepardson Room 4
Tuesday, Sept. 17 Commission on Aging 9:30 a.m.......................................................... Shepardson Room 26 Elderly Tax Relief Committee 5:30 p.m.......................................................... Shepardson Room 26 Water Pollution Control Authority 7:30 p.m.......................................................... Shepardson Room 26
Wednesday, Sept. 18
J. Paul Getty III was the grandson of an oil baron once thought to be the richest man on the planet. Getty was 16 and living on his own in Rome in 1973. He frequented nightclubs, dabbled in art and even acted as an extra in films. On July 10, 1973, he was
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Middlebury Win a Granny Square Blanket Win a beautiful new granny square blanket completed using granny squares made by several Middlebury Library patrons for the summer programming. Fill out an entry form at the circulation desk, or call 203-758-2634 and give your name and phone number, and the library staff will do it for you. The winner will be announced soon after the library reopens at its 30 Crest Road location. The library staff thank all who contributed squares for the blanket! It has taken a village to create this one-of-a-kind beauty, so come in and see the finished product on display at 199 Park Road Extension through the month of September.
Open Story Time The library is holding an open story time every Tuesday morning in September at 10:30 a.m. for children age 3 and up. Registration is not required. For additional information, stop by the library or call 203-758-2634.
Knitting with Miss Ann Join us for knitting with Miss Ann every Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. All levels of experience are welcome.
"Roxbury Land Trust, Roxbury, CT 2013," a photo by Steven Willard, is part of the photography exhibit at the Woodbury Public Library this month. (Submitted photo) Topics will include how the 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. financial aid system works and recent updates to the system, the Art Exhibit primary sources of college funds, This month’s art exhibit fea- what to expect in education tures the acrylic paintings of Nau- loans, common pitfalls to watch gatuck resident Katrina Orsini. out for, creative strategies for Orsini attended Naugatuck High funding college costs, how the School and is a 2013 graduate of federal and state budget crisis The University of Connecticut, will affect student aid and the where she received her bache- current market outlook and lor’s degree in painting with a where to invest for college. Both minor in art history. The exhibit parents and teens are welcome can be viewed during regular li- to attend. This is not a sales presentabrary hours. The Howard Whittemore Me- tion. This program is free and morial Library is at 243 Church open to the public. Registration St. in Naugatuck. For informa- is suggested. Stop by the library tion, call 203-729-4591 or visit or call the Reference Desk at 203262-0626, ext. 130, to register. whittemorelibrary.org.
Have a computer or e-reader question? Need a basic lesson? “Home of the Sign up for Ask Mike, Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 3:30 p.m. This repeats Brave” Film the third Tuesday of each month. Due to overwhelming deSpaces are limited. Call 203-758- mand, the library will show the 2634 to sign up. film “Home of the Brave: When Southbury Said ‘No’ to the Nazis” Nonfiction Book Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 1 p.m. in Discussion Group the Kingsley Room as part of the The Nonfiction Book Discus- weekly Wednesday afternoon sion Group will meet Tuesday, film series. Sept. 17, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss In 1937, the German American “Me Talk Pretty One Day” by Da- Bund planned to build the largest vid Sedaris. Books are available training camp in the U.S. in at the library. For more informa- Southbury, Conn. When locals tion, contact Donna at 203-758- realized the intent of the Bund 2634. All are welcome! was to promote the anti-Semitic policies of the Nazis, they proBrown Bag Book tested and prevented building of the camp. Discussion Group A question-and-answer sesThe Brown Bag Book Discussion Group will meet Wednes- sion with Rabbi Eric Polokoff of day, Sept. 18, at 1 p.m. to discuss B’nai Israel, Reverend Shannon “The Sandcastle Girls” by Chris Rye Wall from the South Britain Bohjalian. Books are available at Congregational Church, Father the library. For more informa- Joseph Donnelly from Sacred tion, contact Donna at 203-758- Heart Church, Reverend Walter Pitman from The United Church 2634. All are welcome! The Middlebury Public Library of Christ, First Selectman Ed is temporarily at the Middlebury Edelson and others from the Timex Building at 199 Park Road community will follow the film. Registration is required. Please Extension, Suite D, in Middlestop by the Reference Desk at 100 bury. Call 203-758-2634 or visit www.middleburypubliclibrary. Poverty Road or call 203-2620626, ext. 130, to register. org for more information.
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interest. On Dec. 15, Getty was found at an abandoned gas station, malnourished and missing his ear. During the entire ordeal, the late Charles Fox followed the kidnapping, capturing not just the facts of the bizarre case but also the voices of the models, maids, artists and club owners who had played important roles in young Getty’s life. During the 1990s, Getty asked Fox to help him write his autobiography, which was published shortly before his death in 2012.
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kidnapped by Italian gangsters. Two days later, his mother received a ransom note demanding $17 million, followed by a note from Getty begging his family not to let him be killed. It was then that Getty’s family and police realized this was not a publicity stunt. The kidnappers offered to send a severed finger to prove they
had Getty and he was still alive. His grandfather, J. Paul Getty I, dug in his heels and refused to pay. Getty’s father, who also lived in Italy, said he did not have the funds to meet the ransom demand. So a lengthy delay of several months began. Three months later, when Getty’s ear and a lock of his hair came in the mail along with a reduced demand of $3 million, the case was kicked into high gear. J. Paul Getty I finally paid $2.2 million, but only after his accountants told him it was tax deductible. His son borrowed the rest from his dad at 4 percent
The ongoing meditation practice will meet Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 6 to 6:45 p.m. in the Reading Room. It consists of periods of meditation with time for discussion. Please arrive by 5:50 p.m. as it starts on time.
Book Sales The Friends book sale will be Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 17 and 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Nellie Beatty Room. The Harvest Moon Book Sale, also sponsored by the Friends, will be held on the Green Friday, Sept. 20, from
Tween/Teen Beauty and Skin Care Tweens and teens in grades five to 12 may register for “Back to School Beauty and Skin Care” with certified esthetician Britney Fernandes from Brit’s Beauty Bar Saturday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Start off the new school year with this class. Fernandes will instruct tweens and teens on the importance of skin care. Participants will receive a customized mini makeup pallet.
College Financial Aid Parents of teens planning to attend college are invited to attend a financial aid seminar Thursday, Sept. 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the Kingsley Room. Financial Advisors Tom Polowy, MS, and Vincent Winans from LPL Financial Hartford will explain how to find the best option when it comes to funding college.
Understanding the Basics of Medicare Licensed health insurance professional Margaret Ackley will give an informational Medicare seminar Saturday, Sept. 28, at 1 p.m. in the Kingsley Room at the library. The program is designed to help baby boomers and other beneficiaries learn the basics of Medicare and make informed health care decisions. She will explain the intricacies of enrolling in Medicare to those applying for the first time or for members considering making changes to their current coverage. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions about their coverage options and findiing the coverage that best meets their health and financial needs. Each attendee will receive “Medicare Made Clear Answer Guide,” an easy-to-use reference for understanding Medicare options and frequently used Medicare language. Ackley is the principal at Ackley Insurance Agency. The program is not a sales presentation. It is free and open to the public. Registration is suggested. Stop by the Reference Desk or call 203-262-0626, ext. 130, to register.
Plein Air Art Show The first ever Pomperaug Outdoor Painters (POP) art show runs through Sept. 27 at the Gloria Cachion Art Gallery in the Southbury Public Library. Sunday, Sept. 15, from 2 to 4 p.m., POP invites the public to attend a meeting with light refreshments. Show artists will speak informally about plein air art and their location paintings of the Southbury Land Trust. The exhibit will showcase the work of area plein air painters on location at Southbury Land Trust properties. Twenty-six artists are entering representational original art in watercolor, oil, and acrylic. All artwork is framed, family friendly and for sale. Show entries may be previewed on Facebook: Pomperaug Outdoor Painters. Artists donate 35 percent of their sales to the Southbury Land Trust to help rebuild the Phillips Farm Barn. For more information, call 203-262-0626 or visit www.
southburylibrary.org. The library is at 100 Poverty Road in Southbury.
Woodbury Teen Tuesdays It’s back on a new day! Teens can drop in Tuesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. for time at the library set aside just for teens! Stop in and play Wii or board games with friends, do homework or just hang out. Weekly snacks provided by the Friends of the Woodbury Library. Check out the teen blog on the library’s website for more information!
Local Author to Appear Saturday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m., Nancy McMillan will share her recently published book, “March Farm: Season by Season on a Connecticut Family Farm.” The book chronicles a year in the life of March Farm, a four-generation family farm in Bethlehem. In support of the publication of this book, she received a grant from Sisters-in-Script. She also is the recipient of a grant from Family Circle of Namaste, Inc., which will facilitate placement of 10 books in Connecticut libraries. McMillan will speak about how the book came into being, read from the book and have a signing. She will bake something using seasonal produce from the farm and also will raffle off one of her books. For more information visit www.marchfarmthebook.com.
Photographers Exhibit Work The September gallery exhibit, “Available Light,” features the work of three Connecticut photographers: Steven Willard, Marc Isolda and Susan Reinberg. The exhibit covers a gamut of fine art photography ranging from Willard’s tranquil black-andwhite studies of the Connecticut landscape to Isolda’s sweeping panoramas and pastorals and Reinberg’s floral images, infrared landscapes, and “digital diaries.” Willard’s website and blog are at www.stevenwillardimages. wordpress.com, where he shares his photographs and writings. Examples of Isolda’s work can be seen at www.siteofmind.com and at www.thousandwords.us. Susan Reinberg is a native of Connecticut and long-time Easton resident who recently relocated to Woodbury. Her website, www.siteofmind.com, showcases her recent essays and offers an overview of her infrared lighthouse landscape images. Her documentary work and other essays can be seen at www.susanreinberg.com. For more information, call 203263-3502 or visit www.woodburylibraryct.org. The library is at 269 Main St. South in Woodbury.
Friday, September 13, 2013
Kloss named Teacher of the Year Pomperaug Elementary School (PES) first-grade teacher Joann Kloss does not own a magic wand but how she interacts with her students is nothing short of magical. Kloss, of Middlebury, who whispers away a student’s homesickness tears and delights in their curiosity, was honored as the Region 15 2014 Teacher of the Year. The Connecticut State Teacher of the Year Program recognizes teachers who have inspired a love for learning in their students and who have distinguished themselves in the teaching profession. In May, Region 15 students, colleagues, parents, and administrators submitted letters of support for District Teacher of the Year. Kloss briefly worked in the Waterbury School System in 1974 to 1976 before coming to Region 15 as a Title I Tutor and Grade 4 permanent substitute. After taking time away from teaching to raise her son and daughter, Kloss returned as a full-time teacher in the mid-1990s. Her first job at Pomperaug Elementary School was working in first grade. She considers herself lucky every day to be working with these students, their families and her colleagues in the Region 15 school district. “I know that the children in my class are their parents’ treasures,” said Kloss. “I do whatever I can so when these boys and girls leave first grade, they feel capable. I know my students will all learn to read – not all at the same time or rate, but they will read. Mostly though, it’s important to me to teach children to be kind and respectful to each other, and that’s what I model in the classroom.” As a teacher of young children, Kloss want her littlest learners to see themselves as the treasures they are and see how, with effort, they can accomplish anything. Cathy Winter, a PES mother of two boys, volunteered in the firstgrade classroom and regularly witnessed Kloss’s magic. “I felt as though my son, Jason, learned not only his ‘ABCs’ but all of the important characteristics and lessons to become a good student and an eager learner.” “She is kind and thoughtful,”
Region 15 School Calendar Friday, Sept. 13 Yom Kippur begins
Saturday, Sept. 14 Yom Kippur
Sunday, Sept. 15 No Events Scheduled
Monday, Sept. 16 RMS Intramural Volleyball.....................................................2:45 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 17 RMS Girls Softball Pitching Clinic..............................................5 p.m. MES Kindergarten Open House..................................................6 p.m. PES Open House Grades K -2 .....................................................7 p.m. MES First Grade Open House......................................................7 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 18 MMS Picture Day RMS Intramural Volleyball.....................................................2:45 p.m. GES Open House Grades K - 2.....................................................7 p.m. MES Second Grade Open House.................................................6 p.m. MES Third Grade Open House....................................................7 p.m. The 2014 Region 15 Teacher of the Year, Joann Kloss of Middlebury, is shown with her first-grade Thursday, Sept. 19 students. NEASC Early Release for Students......................................11:30 a.m. continued Winter. “Each child ery day in her classroom. She which is the education of the stu- PHS Early Dismissal for NEASC...........................................11:30 a.m. LMES Specialists...........................................................................6 p.m. learns that they, too, should be always stays current with the lat- dents of Region 15,” she said. kind and thoughtful toward oth- est instructional strategies and, “When it comes right down to MES Fourth Grade Open House..................................................6 p.m. ers. My son left her classroom at the same time, implements it, I’m just like every other teacher LMES Open House Grades K - 2.............................................6:30 p.m. with amazing confidence, a love each lesson like a masterful art- … we want to do the best for our PES Open House Grades 3 - 5.................................................6:30 p.m. for reading, and the tools to help ist.” students. That’s how we try to MES Fifth Grade Open House......................................................7 p.m. him be a successful student.” The Teacher of the Year pro- make the world a better place,” Friday, Sept. 20 In addition to her teaching gram begins in May with the se- she said. Professional Development Half Day (Early Release Day) duties, Kloss serves as a PES In- lection of a teacher of the year in MES Coupon Book Fundraiser Ends structional Teacher Leader for each local district who then bethe language arts curriculum comes eligible for state and naSaturday, Sept. 21 team. In this role, she helps sup- tional honors. Among the criteria port the articulation, develop- for nomination are inspiring enNo Events Scheduled Region 15 website: www.region15.org ment, implementation, monitor- thusiasm and motivation for ing and evaluation of the learning in students, exhibiting language arts curriculum. The a caring relationship with stu“ITLs” also focus on how the Re- dents, and continuing profesgion 15 language arts curriculum sional growth and development. Commission on Aging New Computer meets the new Common Core Kloss addressed her fellow State Standards. teachers, administrators, and The next Commission on Instructor Her passion for reading and board of education members at Aging meeting will be Tuesday, The Middlebury Senior Center writing is evidenced by the num- the annual Region 15 convocaSept. 17, at 9:30 am. All interested has a new computer instructor, ber of book bins and reading tion held on the teachers’ first persons are welcome to attend. Sean Howard. There is nothing nooks scattered throughout the day of school. Also supporting Howard doesn’t know about bright classroom. her in the audience were her husPlay “The Price computers. He fixes them and The school’s head administra- band; daughter Katie, a second is Right” teaches how to use them. tor also describes Kloss as mag- grade teacher at PES; and her Howard teaches basic comThe Visiting Angels organizaical and says her enthusiasm, son-in-law, Tom. tion will be at the Senior Center puter classes by appointment love, and passion for teaching are “I want to thank the Teacher Thursday, Sept. 19, at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday from always evident. of the Year Committee who chose ready to play this nostalgic game. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Classes can “Every time I walk into her to honor me – I am truly touched. They have their own “Bob range from basic computer skills classroom, I am in awe,” said I thank my family and my colBarker” who will play this all- like email and browsing the InPomperaug Elementary School leagues who always support me. time favorite game with prizes. ternet to downloading pictures Principal Theresa Forish. “The I am grateful to be part of this Joann Kloss, shown with some If you would like to participate, and using Skype to call family or children in her classroom are community of educators. Our of the many books in her firstfriends. Classes will be one-oncall 203-577-4166. caring and accepting of each community is a powerful one grade classroom at Pomperaug one instruction. other. Joann brings the art and because we are a diverse group Elementary School, is the 2014 Free Hearing Screening Call 203-577-4166, ext. 711, science of teaching together ev- of people with a common goal, Region 15 Teacher of the Year. This month’s free hearing and ask for Sean to make an apscreening will be held Wednes- pointment and let him know day, Sept. 18. Please call 203- what topic you need help with. 577-4166 for an appointment. Senior Support Services Aging will present “Win the Paper Fund at the Connecticut ComWatermark Tour Do you know a Connecticut Chase: Save Your Sanity by Saving munity Foundation. senior (60+) who needs medical, your Records Sensibly.” Bad file Painted Pony The Watermark at East Hill in Make Crocheted Bracelets social or mental-health services? keeping can be more than time Southbury invites you to a free Senior Lunch Learn to make crocheted lunch and a tour of the facility Monday, Sept. 16, at 10 a.m., wasting, frustrating and someThe Middlebury Senior MiniLindsay Carlton of the Gate- times embarrassing. It can be bracelets Friday, Sept. 20, at 2:30 Friday, Sept. 27, at 11:30 a.m. If bus will go to the Painted Pony harmful to your physical and fip.m. Madeline Di Stiso will teach keeper 8 Program will explain you are interested, call 203-577- Restaurant in Bethlehem, Conn., the program, which connects nancial health. Freeman will pro- participants how to make a 4166 to reserve a space and also Thursday, Sept. 26. You must seniors with community services vide tips and distribute materials quick-and-easy crocheted brace- let the senior center know if you have a “Senior Dine Card” to to help individuals be more orlet. Beginners are welcome. Yarn that provide support for health need a ride. participate. If you do not have a ganized and avoid problems asand beads are provided; however, or other issues that place them card, go to the Middlebury Sesociated with neglecting to retain participants who have a crochet at risk and threaten their indeFlu Shots nior Center office to obtain one. important records. Reservations hook (size 3.25, 3.50 or 3.75) are pendence. Flu shots will be available Those who want to go to the are required by Sept. 17. asked to bring it to class. The cost Learn how to identify changes Monday, Oct. 7, from 1 to 3 p.m. Painted Pony need to call 203for this class is $5. Reservations in the physical and emotional by appointment only. Call 203- 577-4166 to reserve a seat on the Strength Training Class are required by Sept. 19. states of your family members or 577-4166 to schedule your shot. bus. Individuals wishing to build friends that may indicate the Reflexology Sessions need for assistance. Reservations muscle strength and physical endurance are invited to the cenCertified reflexologist Kim are required by Sept. 13. Find the Bee-Intelligencer on ter’s strength training class Stewart will offer 20-minute reMusic and Memories Thursday, Sept. 19, and Thurs- flexology sessions for hands or day, Sept. 26, at 9:30 a.m. The feet Monday, Sept. 23, from 8:30 Show cost is $2 per class. Reservations to 11:30 a.m. The cost is $15. ResVinnie Carr will present his are required by the day before ervations are required by Sept. 20. “Music and Memories” show class. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m. Carr Apply for Energy has made concert appearances Deal with Loss Assistance with Frank Sinatra Jr., the Crest, “Dealing with Loss” is the Beginning this month, Energy Danny and the Juniors, the Imtopic of the center’s September Assistance applications for perpalas, the Five Satins and the Wellness class taught by Diane sons 55 years of age and older Drifters. Admission is an appeLane Friday, Sept. 20, at 1 p.m. are being processed most Tuestizer to share. Reservations are Lane will discuss reactions to day and Thursday mornings at required by Sept. 16. This show grief, recognizing the damaging the center by appointment only. is sponsored by Paradigm effects of unresolved grief, cop- Call the center at 860-945-5250 Healthcare. ing with grief, strategies for griev- to schedule an appointment and ing effectively and supporting get a list of the documentation Keep Good Records others who are grieving. ReserWednesday, Sept. 18, at 2 p.m., vations are required by Sept. 19. needed when applying for enEric Freeman from the Western This program is sponsored by a ergy assistance. The center canWayne E. Grabowski Connecticut Area Agency on grant from the East Hill Woods not accommodate walk-ins. Certified Kitchen Designer
Middlebury Senior Center News
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.
Play Bocce Adults interested in a friendly game of bocce are invited to meet at the center at 9:30 a.m. Monday mornings, weather permitting. No reservations are needed.
Computer Classes Computer classes resume this month. The classes meet at 10 and 11 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays and are for those age 55 and older who are interested in learning how to use a personal computer or want to improve existing computer skills. Please call the center at 860-945-5250 to sign up for a class.
Nondenominational Bible Study New Hope Anglican Church’s nondenominational Bible study class meets every Friday at 10 a.m. Join other seniors for the study and discussion. Register by Thursday for the Friday session.
Meeting Our Own Expectations When we were young adults, we no doubt thought we were at our peak and we’d be less happy as we got older. We likely thought that once we reached age 50 and weren’t especially pleased because we hadn’t met all of our goals, it would be all downhill from there. A study of people between the ages of 17 and 85 shows that at two particular points in our lives, we are wrong in our guesses about how our lives will progress and how happy we’ll be. At age 23 (the first point in life where we were wrong), we expected great futures even though
the reality wasn’t necessarily wonderful at the time. We faced tough circumstances with student loans, home costs, financial pressures and raising young families, but we thought we could handle it and would accomplish much. By the time age 50 came along, many of those goals had been sadly abandoned as the realities sank in. Unmet expectations and disappointments colored our
lives. We could see the writing on the wall, we thought, in terms of future retirement, declining health and eventual low income. We didn’t see anything good down the road. Wrong again. As seniors, it turns out, we’re happier than we thought we’d be. How does this work? Expectations. Throughout our lives, our expectations are different from our actual well-being, and the two don’t merge until much later. We’re victims of our own age discrimination, not expecting to be
happy based on our own predictions. It takes until around age 69 to figure out the benefits of getting older, and we no longer care about the goals that once consumed us. The key, researchers say, is letting go of regret. I wouldn’t want to be 23 again. Would you? Matilda Charles regrets she cannot personally answer reader questions, but she will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Send email to email@example.com. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.
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Friday, September 13, 2013
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Letters to the Editor Time to Rename Middlebury? To the Editor: I’ve lived in Middlebury for more than 70 years and was an employee of it in the public works department for more than 20. I participated then in erecting and decorating the Christmas tree on the green for the tree lighting, and my kids marched with town organizations in Memorial Day parades more than 40 years ago. Now I read that in this fiscal year there is no money in the town budget for these activities because the Board of Finance cut all town employee overtime except for police business and snowplowing. This should get interesting if a tree falls across the road at 2 a.m. or there’s some other incident requiring public works attendance after normal work hours. I guess the public will have to fend for themselves until the start of the work day. I also saw where $75,000 was transferred out of the “Open Space” reserve account, (supposedly set aside for that specific purpose) to be used for the repair of buildings, replacement of roofs, etc. I suppose the replacement of a roof could by a stretch of one’s imagination be considered some type of open space. Perhaps another town meeting should be held to transfer additional funds from this account to cover the overtime for the aforementioned activities. At least those events are more relevant to the term open space than the repair of buildings. At times I’ve heard Middlebury referred to as “Mayberry.” It may be time to officially change its name. Richard Dews Middlebury
New Fee Takes Bite out of Scout Budget To the Editor: Scouts are helpful and give back to their community as productive citizens. Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts have assisted Middlebury for many years by providing free labor for conservation projects and town improvement projects. People may not realize what scouting has done for our community. Cub Scouts have helped pick up and remove dead tree limbs and sticks from the Middlebury Recreation Area (MRA) and other town parks after a bad winter. Our Cub Scouts also have picked up litter along the Shepardson Community Center fence. Annually, they participate in the tree lighting as well as the Memorial Day Parade.
In Brief Boy Scouts have contributed to the community in many different ways. Have you seen the MRA improvements to the horseshoe pit or the recycling bins? The town greenway’s fences were painted and all of the benches cleaned. At Shepardson, the old playground was removed, the fence was painted, and an outdoor billboard was added. American flag collection bins were added to the town for proper disposal and the billboard was replaced at Bristol Park. In addition to general improvement projects around town, taxpayer money also was saved by adding racks to properly store string instruments in Memorial Middle School. Our Boy Scouts also contribute to the town ceremonies and Memorial Day parade and volunteer to hand out hot chocolate after the tree lighting. Thousands of hours are given to the town each and every year and Scouts ask for nothing in return. Historically, the Scouts use the Shepardon Auditorium on a weekend four to five times per year for fun and for raising money to support their activities. Cub Scout Packs 6 and 15 use the auditorium to run their pinewood derbies in the winter while Boy Scout troops 5 and 444 use the auditorium and kitchen to host a pasta dinner fundraiser. Cub Scouts would have to spend 13 percent or more of their annual budget just to run a single pinewood derby on a Saturday. The Boy Scouts would lose about the same amount off the top of their pasta dinner efforts to raise money for their programs. Scouting is strong today because the town has been a big supporter. However, will scouting continue to be strong if the organizations start to lose out because of a $500 one-time charge per year? I know $500 may not seem like a lot, but when thrifty organizations like scouting depend on every cent raised it could be detrimental to the program. When the Middlebury scouting organizations start to dwindle, so will all of the benefits scouting has given back to improving our community. Rich Von Culin Middlebury
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B’nai Israel Food Drive The Social Action Committee of B’nai Israel is encouraging friends and congregants to bring donations of nonperishable food for their annual High Holy Days Food Drive to benefit area food banks. All types of nonperishable food is needed; in especially high demand are protein-rich foods such as canned meats and fish, hearty soups, chili, stews, peanut butter and beans. Healthful lowsodium and low-sugar canned fruits and vegetables also are being sought, as well as cereal, laundry detergent, diapers and other paper goods. Food is requested to be delivered at Yom Kippur services Saturday, Sept. 14. Donations can be brought to B’nai Israel at 444 Main St. North in Southbury. For more information, call 203-267-3394.
Apple Harvest Festival The St. John of the Cross 19th Apple Harvest Festival will be Sunday, Sept. 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Shepardson Community Center in Middlebury. Food fa-
Saturday, Sept. 1, 2013, the Brothers of King Solomon’s Masonic Lodge No. 7 of Woodbury hosted a food and donations drive at LaBonne’s Market to benefit the Community Services Council of Woodbury Food Bank in Woodbury. A record-setting 218 bags of food (more than 1,200 items) were donated by the generous friends and neighbors of Woodbury and surrounding towns. In addition, cash donations exceeding $500 were used to further stock the shelves of the food bank. “By all accounts, this was a total success,” remarked Steve Lewis, the coordinator of the food drive for the lodge. “I simply cannot thank those who donated enough!” As the donations poured in, specific needs were requested by the food bank’s volunteers. “The need for pasta came to light midway through the food drive,” said Albin Weber, worshipful master of King Solomon’s Lodge, “and no sooner did we get the word out to the customers, a man handed me a bag filled with 20 boxes of pasta! The generosity shown today was overwhelming; One family donated an entire cart of food!”
vorites such as apple fritters, fried dough, pulled pork sandwiches, Tex Mex, apple cider, ice cream and plenty more “fair fare” will be available, along with a delicious assortment of home-baked goods and coffee. Spend time perusing gently used tomes in the Book Nook, or look for unexpected treasures at the large-scale tag sale. Buy an item at the silent auction. This year crafters will sell items such as handmade pocket books and jewelry. Children can enjoy face painting, crafts, games and a bounce house. The festival will wrap up with a raffle featuring a grand prize of $3,000 in cash, a $1,000 gift card from Dinovas, a 50” Toshiba LED HD TV, a $750 gift card from L. F. Powers and an Apple Harvest Quilt. Parking is free. For more information, call 758-2659 or visit www.stjohnofthecrosschurch.org.
troduce adult and seniors to these gentle forms of exercise. Both classes will be held at The American Legion at 195 Bunker Hill Ave. in Watertown (near K-Mart) Wednesday evenings, Tai Chi from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. for eight weeks and Qigong from 7:30 to 8 p.m. for four weeks. Tai Chi classes will cost $60 and the Qigong classes will cost $30. Classes are scheduled to begin in early September. For more information or to register, call Roger at 860-628-0500.
Bingo at St. Rose of Lima
St. Rose of Lima School in Newtown Friday Bingo nights will be Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8 in 2013 and Jan. 10, Feb. 14, March 14, April 4 and May 16 in 2014. Bingo is in the school’s Gathering Hall at 40 Church Hill Road in Newtown. The doors open at 5:45 p.m., and Bingo games run from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Designed for the Bingo enthusiast, the evening will feature subTai Chi, Qigong classes stantial cash prizes for all games, The American Legion Post 195 as well as door prizes. There will will again sponsor Tai Chi and be a concession offering dinner Qigong for Health classes to in- items and homemade baked
goods, as well as complimentary coffee. The per-person admission fee of $17 covers all regular and some special games. For more information, call 203-426-5102.
Therapy Dog Training Are you interested in training your dog to become a Therapy Dog? Classes will be held at Southington Care Center throughout the fall with three levels of training. If you are interested, you may select from the following dates for the first session: Sept. 19 or Oct. 3, 10, 17, or 24. Times are from 6 to 7 p.m. and 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. The registration deadline is Sept. 17. Fees for the first session are $90. Participants also are required to purchase a manual from the instructor. For details, contact Kate Keefe at 860-378-1258 or email keefek@southingtoncare. org. Southington Care Center is at 45 Meriden Ave. in Southington, Conn. For more information, call 860-621-9559 or visit www.southingtoncare.org.
Lodge hosts food drive
Members of the Masonic Lodge in Woodbury collect food and donations for the Woodbury Food Bank outside LaBonne’s. (Submitted photo) The Community Services Council of Woodbury Food Bank provides weekly access to client families to both support proper nutrition and enable them to conserve limited financial resources
for other household necessities. King Solomon’s Masonic Lodge No. 7 of Woodbury is one of the oldest Masonic lodges in Connecticut, founded in 1765. The lodge’s famous temple build-
ing is the keystone of the Woodbury historic district. More information about the lodge and freemasonry can be found at www.kingsolomonslodge7.org or by liking them on Facebook.
Add plants for fall blooms This time of the year, the colors of the perennial garden are beginning to fade. However, there are many perennials and annuals you can add to your garden to keep it colorful and interesting in the fall. Perennials that bloom this time of year include chrysanthemums, asters, sedum, eupatorium (Joe Pye Weed), Japanese anemones, chelone (Turtlehead), colchicum ( Fall-blooming crocus), perovskia (Russian Sage)and Montauk daisies, which will bloom a little later in
By ROBIN MICHALAK Certified Master Gardener
September. Caropteris is a small shrub that blooms this time of year as well. Dahlias are a great annual and are wonderful as cut flowers. They are tubers you can plant after the threat of frost has passed. They require full sun. Once Dahlias begin to bloom,
they will continue until the first frost kills the leaves. Then the tubers can be dug up and stored over the winter and planted again in the spring. Wait a few days after the foliage is blackened by frost before digging the tubers to store for the winter. Cut the stalk to 4 to 6 inches tall, rinse off the soil, and allow the clump to air dry under cover for 24 hours. Line cardboard boxes with newspaper, and layer the tubers with barely moist sawdust, sand or peat. Do not store in plastic. Keep boxes cool (40 to
50 degrees F) and dry for the winter in a dark spot and check for rot or shriveling on a monthly basis; if shriveling occurs, mist the packing material lightly with water. Remove all old foliage from the garden area. Other fall color annuals you can plant from seed are cosmos, and zinnias. Once they start blooming, they will continue until the first frost. Adding any of these perennials or annuals will keep beautiful color in your garden through the fall. Enjoy your time in the garden!
Friday, September 13, 2013
Town of Middlebury Legal Filings
Artists to learn about moss
August 1 to 31, 2013
Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Flanders Nature Center in Woodbury will offer a seminar titled “The Nature and Art of Moss.” The class is an opportunity for those who have admired and wanted to learn more about moss and its varieties and habits. Lily Lewis, a Ph.D. candidate in ecology and evolutionary biology from UCONN will facilitate the group, providing information and insight on this fascinating bryophyte. To further deepen participant’s appreciation, nature artist Sue Healy will provide tips for taking an artistic perspective on moss and a brief introduction to drawing in a nature sketchbook. Class time will be spent finding the bryophytes in their habitats, noting features such as substrate and microhabitat, then photographing and sketching the moss that is found. Please meet at Flanders Studio at 5 Church Hill Road in Woodbury. Bring a sketchbook of your choice, an eraser, Prisma color pencils, a pencil sharpener and a camera. The cost for the program is $18 for members;$20 for nonmembers. To register, call 203-263-3711, ext 10. A full schedule of Flanders’ adult and child programs is at www. flandersnaturecenter.org.
Sue Healy of Middlebury, shown standing by one of her paintings, will provide tips to artists on the artistic perspective on moss.
Lily Lewis examines a patch of moss. She will provide information about moss to the artists attending the “The Nature and Art of Moss” seminar at Flanders Sept. 21. (Submitted photos)
Records provided by the Middlebury Town Clerk’s office. Olender, Joseph P. / Olender, Susan E. to Connecticut, State of, on 8/1 via War for $280,000, 212 Triangle Blvd. 275:18 Carlisle, James R. / Carlisle, Michelle to Haque, Mohammed S. on 8/2 via War for $515,000, 41 Independence Cr. 275:56 Polci, Raymond L. / Polci, Vivian A. to Solod, Vladimir / Karkanitsa, Svetlana on 8/2 via War for $217,000, Lot 85 Christian Rd. & Lakeview Ct. (1179 Christian Rd.) 275:85 Spinelli, Earl M. / Spinelli, Suzanne A. to Connecticut, State of, on 8/5 via War for $286,500, 321 Triangle Blvd. 275:100 MacDonald, Michael J., aka to MacDonald , Deborah on 8/5 via Q.C. for -0-, 615 Long Meadow Rd. 275:102 Tolles, Alice L., Est. to Tolles, Russell F., Jr. / Femiak, Deborah T. on 8/6 via EXE, for -0-, Lease Areas A B & C / Sandy Beach Rd. 275:118 McCormack, Michael J. / McCormack, Michele, aka to Coxon, Stephen on 8/6 via War for $387,500, Lot 21 Woodfield Dr. 275:137 Webster Bank, NA to Sherwood, Roger on 8/7 via Q.C. for $112,500, 50 White Ave. 275:154 Drubner, Stacey J. to JRS Holdings, LLC on 8/8 via War for $270,000, Lot 3A-1 North Benson Rd. 277:50:00 Ziegler, Brian J. to Connecticut, State of, on 8/9 via War for $285,000, 234 Triangle Blvd. 277:55:00 Savarese, Judith D. to Coughlin, Sean / Coughlin, Amy on 8/9
Obituaries William “Bill” F. Genovese Sr.
Father of William F. Genovese Jr. Mr. William “Bill” F. Genovese Sr., age 71, of Wolcott, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at the Village Green Rehabilitation Center in Waterbury. He was the loving husband of JoAnn (Scalo) Genovese. Mr. Genovese was born Sept. 18, 1941, in Waterbury, son of the late Vito “Willie” and Dorothy (Corcoran) Genovese. Bill was a graduate of Kaynor Technical High School and worked for F.B. Mattson and Company for more than 40 years before he retired as a construction superintendent. During his years with Mattson, Bill a.k.a. “The Klink” spent more than 20 years working on Waterbury Hospital’s renovation and remodel, where he was affectionately known as “Mr. Waterbury Hospital” because of his knowledge of the property. He was a longtime parishioner and a founding member of St. Maria Goretti Church, where he served as an usher for many years, and a member of the Aviglianese Club for more than 50 years. As his children were growing up, Bill was very involved in Wolcott Midget Football, Little League Baseball and Cub Scouts. His priority was always his family; his wife of 51 years, JoAnn, as well as his children and grandchildren, of whom he was extremely proud. Bill enjoyed entertaining the Genovese and Veneziano families at their home, especially for their annual 4th of July picnics and Christmas dinners. Of particular enjoyment were the trips he took to Atlantic City, where he loved the slot machines. In addition to his devoted wife JoAnn, Bill is survived by his son, William F. Genovese, Jr. of Middlebury; his daughters, Lisa Santangelo
and her husband, Robert, of Malvern, Penn., Lynn Ward and her husband, Fraser, of Wolcott and Laurie Genovese of Waterbury; and his grandchildren, Jeffrey Tamizkar, Gina Tamizkar, Isabella Genovese and Mariella Genovese. He also leaves his brother, Ronald J. Genovese, and his wife, Judith, of Wolcott; his brother-in-law Frank Scalo; his sister-in-law Patricia Sandulli and her husband, Tony, of Waterbury; and his special friends, Greg and Debbie Veneziano, as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his sister, Patricia Ladd, and her husband, Alan Ladd, and his sister-in-law, Mary Scalo. The Genovese family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of Village Green of Waterbury for the outstanding and compassionate care shown to Bill and his family during his stay there. The funeral was Thursday from Maiorano Funeral Home in Waterbury to St. Maria Goretti Church for a Mass. Burial followed in Edgewood Cemetery. For more information and online condolences, visit www. maioranofuneralhome.com.
the American Heart Association. Shirley enjoyed knitting and needlepoint, and was very artistic with arts and crafts. She also enjoyed painting and caning chairs and was an avid bird watcher. She will always be re membered for her tremendous attention to the needs of others above and beyond her own. Shirley was a communicant of St. John of the Cross Church. She is survived by two daughters, Karen Cunningham and her husband, Joseph Swiridowsky, of Waterbury and Spring Hill, Fla., and Jill Lane and her husband, Robert, of Oak Bluffs, Mass.; a sister, Beverly Aretz and her husband, Douglas of Clarksville, Tenn.; nieces and nephews; two grandchildren, Robin Redline and her husband, David, and Martin Selby;, seven great grandchildren: Anthony, Erik, Kevin, Rachel, Melanie, Jerami and Adrianna. She was predeceased by her brother, George Schuster. A funeral Mass was held Thursday at St. John of the Cross Church in Middlebury. Burial followed in Middlebury Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Southbury Funeral Home of Munson-Lovetere. Contributions may be made to: St. John of the Cross Church, 1321 Whittemore Road, Middlebury, CT or to the American Heart AsLifelong Middlebury resident 06762 sociation, 5 Brookside Drive, WallShirley (Schuster) Lauten- ingford, CT 06492. Online condoschlager, age 93, of Middlebury, died lences may be made through www. Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at her home, munsonloveterefuneralhome.com. surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Harry Lautenschlager. Shirley was born June 22, 1920, Nephew of Traci and in Yonkers, N.Y., daughter of the late Joseph Healy George and Anna (Delkascamp) Schuster. She resided in Middlebury Brian McCarthy, 34, of her whole life and graduated from Naugatuck, beloved Waterbury Catholic High School. She son of Gordon and worked for Anchor Fasteners in WaTerri (Phillips) McCaterbury as a bookkeeper for 25 years, rthy, died as a result of retiring in 1986. a motorcycle accident She was a member of the MiddleSaturday Sept. 7, 2013. bury Volunteer Fire Department Brian was born July 12, 1979 in Ladies Auxiliary, a Girl Scout Leader Derby. He attended the New York in Middlebury and volunteered for Military Academy and was currently
a state security officer for Gateway Community College. He loved his colleagues and his job. He was previously employed with St. Mary’s Hospital as well as Campion Ambulance. Those that knew him would describe him as a wonderful father, patient and fun-loving. Brian lived his life to the fullest; every day was an adventure. He deeply loved his family, friends and animals. The loss of Brian is deeply felt by all who knew him. Besides being survived by his parents, Brian was the father of three beautiful children: 7-year-old Addison, 5-year-old John and 6-monthold Sawyer. He also is survived by his aunts and uncles, Toni and Don Douglas of Beacon Falls and Traci and Joseph Healy of Middlebury, as well as several other aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services are today, Friday Sept. 13, 2013, at 9:15 a.m. from the Alderson Funeral Home of Naugatuck at 201 Meadow St. to St. Michael’s Episcopal Church for services at 10 a.m. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Calling hours were Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brian McCarthy Children’s Fund, c/o Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan, 333 Church St., Naugatuck, CT 06770. For online condolences, to light a candle or share a story, please visit www.aldersonfuneralhomes.com.
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The Right Way to Use Credit Cards Despite the U.S. economy’s to the poll, 21 percent of us continued struggle, many of us don’t use credit cards at all. are comfortable carrying creditThat isn’t a good idea either, card debt. Worse, we’re doing it and here’s why: to support a lifestyle our income • To make a major purchase such doesn’t cover. as a vehicle or a house, you A recent poll by the National need a credit history. Credit Foundation for Credit Counselcards are one of the types of ing revealed that 18 percent of credit that generally make up ance companies check.) respondents are comfortable a credit history. No history, no carrying credit-card debt from • In an emergency, you won’t loan. have access to money you’ve • Credit cards can come in handy month to month. already spent on your credit Here’s what happens when when there are genuine barcard. you depend on credit cards to gains for items you need or for fund a lifestyle when you don’t • Interest is added every month, emergencies. which includes interest from • If you pay cash for everything have the cash: the previous month, so you’re • If your credit ratio (availability you buy and disputes arise, you paying interest on the interest. vs. percentage used) gets too don’t have the protection you Even more interest is added high, your credit scores go would have if those purchases every time a purchase is made. down. Low credit scores mean were made with a credit card. It can get to the point that most that if you should need to borReturns are easier with a credit of your payment goes to pay row money, you’ll pay higher card, too. interest, not the balance. interest. Your insurance rates The majority of respondents also could go up. (Yes, insur- • On the other hand, according to the poll indicated it’s best to
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Vineyards offer late summer festivals The Vineyards in Litchfield Hills and Fairfield County have organized fall events to fête the bountiful late summer harvests in Connecticut. Many of the events involve wine and food pairings, some offer music and performances, and others are good old-fashioned festivals. Whatever you are in the mood for, Connecticut’s vineyards can be entertaining and educational. Haight-Brown Vineyard in Litchfield on 29 Chestnut Hill Road is having a Harvest Festival Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21 and 22, that will feature an outdoor wine tasting, vendors, food, harvest activities and music. Admission is $20 and includes a wine glass, wine tasting tours, wine activities and parking. On Saturday, Sept. 21, Hopkins Vineyard on Hopkins Road in New Preston overlooking Lake Waramaug will host their 34th Annual Harvest Festival Celebration that includes live music, wine tasting, artisan cheese, fresh fruit and paté, free Hopkins wine glass and estate grape sampling with the winemaker. This event takes place rain or shine,
and tickets can be purchased at the door for $30 or online for $25 through Sept. 19. For more information, visit www.hopkinsvineyard.com. Jones Family Farm in Shelton offers a rustic dinner on the terrace Sip and Savor series of cooking classes at $65 per class. Their Sip and Savors offer guests a light-hearted yet knowledgeable education on pairing foods and wine. Their chef prepares a farmstyle family supper, which is paired with four wine tastings and includes a lively discussion with the wine educator, a Jones farmer and their chef. See www. jonesfamilyfarms.com. White Silo Farm Winery on 32 Rte. 7 in Sherman will have its Raspberry Festival Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21 and 22, with food, wine tours and live music. For more information, see www. whitesilowinery.com. Miranda Vineyards in scenic Goshen will host its annual Farm to Chef Pig Roast Saturday, Sept. 21, starting at 5 p.m. It costs $35 per person and reservations are required. For more information, see www.mirandavineyard.com.
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Middlebury Parks & Recreation Annual Clam Bake The Middlebury Police Social Club’s 33rd Annual Clam Bake will be held Friday, Sept. 20, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Quassy Amusement Park, Pavilion # 1, rain or shine. Tickets at $35 per person are available at the Parks and Recreation Office.
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Molly Connor of Oxford stands beside her coach, Craig Wilbur of New Preston, holding the gold medal she won in the youth division of an archery competition. Connor trained in the Algonquin Archers After-school Program. (Submitted photo) “We host events for the Boy and Girl Scouts of America. This summer we have had demonstrations and a cookout for a Cub Scout group in Southbury and a local youth church group.” “In June and July we held a primitive skills camp where we taught a group of 50 people how to make your own bow and arrows and how to trap. This past Sunday we held a public shoot that drew 73 shooters. We hold public shoots about four times a year in 20 different categories and have awards at the end of the sessions.” Algonquin Archers is one of only two archery clubs in the state of Connecticut. Harwington has an archery club and, according to Brush, there are only three to four archery shops in the state. “The sport of archery is really catching on,” Brush said. He attributes it to the recently released movie, “The Hunger Games.”
Pomperaug High School Varsity Games Sept. 13 to Sept. 21, 2013 Cheerleading
Friday, Sept. 20.................Brookfield (A)........................................... 7 p.m.
Boys’ Cross Country
Tuesday, Sept. 17..............Lauralton Hall/Stratford/Bunnell (H).... 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21............Amherst Invitational (A)................................ TBA
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Tuesday, Sept. 17..............Lauralton Hall/Stratford/Bunnell (H).... 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21............Amherst Invitational (A)................................ TBA
Tuesday, Sept. 17..............Lauralton Hall (A)................................ 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19.............Watertown (A)........................................... 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21............Lauralton Hall (H)................................ 2:15 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 14.................Brookfield (A)........................................... 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 13.................Joel Barlow (H).................................... 3:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16..............New Fairfield (A).................................. 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19.............Bunnell (H)............................................... 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21............Watertown (H)........................................... 6 p.m.
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Tuesday, Sept. 17..............Oxford (A)................................................. 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20.................New Fairfield (H)....................................... 6 p.m.
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“I know of only one high school that promotes the sport. Choate has a junior archery program. You don’t necessarily have to compete or hunt to enjoy the sport of archery. I got into it with my son, and he’s been shooting now for 12 years,” Brush said. This year’s program will run nine consecutive weeks and end the Sunday before Thanksgiving. The cost for nonmembers is $90 per child. For more information or registration materials, contact Chuck or Tyler Brush at firstname.lastname@example.org.
for nonresidents, with a 10-percent sibling discount.
Infant/Toddler Play Group The Infant/Toddler Play Group for children ages newborn to 3 will meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Sept. 30 to Dec. 6 (No class Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Nov. 29), from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in Shepardson Community Center, Room 5. This program is for parents and their preschool-age children to meet and socialize. It meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Parents choose up to two days per week. There is NO online registration for this program. The fee is $20 for residents;$30 for nonresidents.
This program for ages 14 and older started Sept. 10 and will meet Tuesdays through Nov. 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Memorial Middle School Cafeteria. Participants will pair with partners to warm up, volley and play games. The objective of the program is to have fun, learn the game and participate in friendly Winter Swim Team competition. The fee is $10 for The Panther Aquatic Club is residents and nonresidents for open to Middlebury/Southbury 10 weeks. youngsters who are 6 years old by Zumba Oct. 1, 2013. Athletes will receive Shelagh Greatorex will teach stroke skill and technique develZumba to those ages 12 and older opment, conditioning and expeTuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. rience competing in 25-yard pools 24 to Dec. 3 (No class Oct. 1), around Connecticut. from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. at ShepWeekly practices at Pomperaug ardson Community Center. High School will be based on age Zumba is a fun, effective form of and ability. Interested swimmers cardiovascular exercise dancing are invited to review the informato Latin music. The fee is $55 for tional packet and registration maresidents; $65 for nonresidents terials at www.pacswimming.com. for 10 weeks.
Kids’ Cultural Music and Movement Wendy Mitchell will lead this program for children ages 2.9 to 6 years that will meet Fridays, Sept. 27 to Nov. 15, from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. at Shepardson Community Center. Children will explore the sights and sounds of different countries around the world in this handson cultural music and movement class. They will learn simple rhythm patterns using percussion instruments and dancing. The fee is $105 for residents; $115
Youth Karate Beginner Karate – White/Orange Belts led by Master Mathews is for ages 7 and up and will meet Mondays, Sept. 23 to Dec. 16 (No class Oct. 14), from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Memorial Middle School Café. The fee is $55 for residents;$65 for nonresidents for 12 weeks. Intermediate Karate – Blue/ Purple Belts led by Susan Mathews will meet Mondays, Sept. 23 to Dec. 16 (No class Oct. 14), from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Memorial Middle School Café. The fee is $55 for residents;$65 for nonresidents for 12 weeks. Advanced Karate – Green, Red and Black Belts led by Masters Josef and Rowland will meet Thursdays, Sept. 19 to Dec. 19 (No class Oct. 31 or Nov. 28), with green and red belts meeting from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and black belts from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Shepardson Center. The fee is $60 for residents;$70 for nonresidents for 12 weeks.
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Registration for all basketball programs can be done online at www.middlebury-ct.org or in the Parks and Recreation office through Nov. 1. After Nov. 1, a late fee of $20 will be charged, and placement will not be guaranteed. Making Friends Once teams have been picked, no Middlebury Parks and Recre- new registrations will be taken. ation is taking applications for No Exceptions! new participants in its “Making Friends” program. The popular program is open to 3- and 4-yearolds and focuses on socialization. Foxwoods Resort It will start Monday, Sept. 23, and Casino and will meet Mondays, WednesTravel to Foxwoods Saturday, days and Fridays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Four consecutive ses- Sept. 21, departing from Shepsions will run through May 23, ardson Community Center at 1 2014. The fee is $155 for Middle- p.m. and leaving Foxwoods for bury residents; $165 for nonresi- the return trip at 7:30 p.m. The dents per session. Children must $25 per-person fee includes a $10 be potty trained. For more info, meal coupon and a $10 Keno coupon. please call 203-758-2520.
Listen to the Music of Life The other day at a boutique food store I almost ran into the husband of a special opera teacher I studied with for years. I was on my way out, he on his way in; both of us moving swiftly and lightly past one another. We smiled and shared a giggle as he said “Hello, Ms. Nugget.” I imagine they read my column. As I drove to meet a client, I remembered the joy I felt singing all those wonderful soprano operatic overtures and the subsequent engagements in the opera, musical and classical performances. I noticed that music is everywhere if you just pay attention. We’re in a seasonal transition. Listen to the natural inner rhythm of your body to feel the shift towards more warming
Nuggets for Life By CYNTHIA DE PECOL foods, clothes and earlier bed times. Exhale the last moments of summer and inhale the allure of fall in all its glory. Listen for the language of nature because it has the ability to restore harmony through the wind, falling leaves, sounds of animals and your own thoughts. Listen to what your heart is telling you as you read beautiful literature and are inspired by words. Let the rustling leaves rustle up something new in your life.
This week’s nugget for life is to listen to the music of life. Pay attention to the sound of your own voice as you talk. Listen for what’s not being said by others so you can feel the silence, the pause between the chatter, and rest in space. Expand your potential by opening up to healing forms of music by composers who create restorative music. Listen to your inner voice prompting you to find new places and spaces that provide mind-opening rejuvenation and stimulation. Listen to the crunch of homemade kale chips as you enjoy a healthy snack. Bake pieces of kale drizzled with olive oil, sea salt, garlic power and freshly ground pepper on a cookie sheet for 20 minutes at
Shingles Rash Gone, Pain Lingers On DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Two months ago, I broke out in a shingles rash. I had some pain but not a whole lot. After the rash left, the pain increased, and it’s still there to this day. I would greatly appreciate any suggestions you might make. I need some relief from this pain. I didn’t think shingles lasted this long. Would the shingles vaccine help? – R.M. ANSWER: Shingles doesn’t last that long. What you have now is postherpetic neuralgia, nerve damage caused by the shingles virus. That’s the source of your pain. The entire story is complicated. When you were a kid, you had chickenpox. Even if you don’t remember, even if there’s no record of it, the chickenpox virus infected your body. It remains in a deep sleep inside nerve cells until later in life, when something wakens it, and the virus makes its way down the nerve to the skin. There it produces the typical rash and pain of shingles. The rash is gone in about two weeks. Between 10 percent and 15 percent of those who have shingles will face one of its dreadful complications: postherpetic neuralgia, pain that lingers long after the rash is gone. Pain relievers and time are the only things that treat this shingles aftermath. Sometimes antidepressants given in low doses can ease the pain. Amitriptyline is an example
of such a drug. Seizure-control medicines are another group of drugs that can control postherpetic neuralgia. Lyrica and Neurontin are two such drugs. Capsaicin cream, available without a prescription, applied to the area of pain, might soothe it. Qutenza is a patch impregnated with a high concentration of capsaicin. It’s the latest treatment of the aftermath pain of shingles. A health-care professional has to apply the patch to the skin. It’s left in place for an hour and then removed. It is expensive; make sure your insurance covers it. Often, doctors have to resort to a combination of treatments to control postherpetic neuralgia. The shingles vaccine won’t help you now. If given before an outbreak, it prevents shingles in 50 percent of recipients and has a 66 percent record of heading off postherpetic neuralgia. Shingles is a torment to many older people. The booklet on
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300 degrees, watching them closely. Yum. Listen for songs of longing from your heart, and open up the doors of change. Enjoy what you hear as you listen to the music of life. De Pecol is a yoga instructor, Reiki master and life coach who lives in Washington, Conn. See lifecoachingllc.com or email email@example.com.
1. In 2012, Philadelphia’s Jimmy Rollins became the fourth player in major-league history to have 2,000 hits, 350 steals and 150 homers for one team. Name two of the first three to do it. 2. Who has tossed the most career shutouts in the history of the Dodgers franchise? 3. Entering the 2013 NFL season, who is the Atlanta Falcons’ all-time leader in quarterback sacks? 4. Beginning in 2004, a No. 1 overall seed for men’s basketball was named for the NCAA Tournament. How many times has the overall No. 1 won the event? 5. Who holds the record for most hockey coaching victories at a single college/university? 6. Name the male soccer player who holds the record for most career goals scored in international play. 7. In 2013, Mitch Seavey became the oldest person to win Alaska’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. How old was he when he won the race?
Answers 1. Craig Biggio (Houston), Barry Larkin (Cincinnati) and Paul Molitor (Milwaukee). 2. Don Sutton, with 52 shutouts. 3. John Abraham, with 68.5 sacks. 4. Three times – Florida (2007), Kentucky (2012) and Louisville (2013). 5. Jack Parker of Boston University, with 897 victories. 6. Ali Daei of Iran, with 109. 7. He was 53.
The Algonquin Archers is holding its second annual after-school program beginning Sunday, Sept. 29, at its clubhouse at 192 Quonnopaug Trail in Woodbury. Last year, the After-school Archery Program drew 80 children to its beginners’ program. Several of the students went on to earn trophies in state tournaments. Molly Connor won a gold medal in the youth division. Other gold medal winners were Monisha Das, Amanda Lee and Sean Moran, along with Joshua Doucette, Emily Slattberg and Emma Cappellino. Winning silver medals were Jarrod Ducette and Hunter DeSocio. “We have seven level-one coaches with over 100 years of experience combined,” said Charles Brush, a member of the board of directors of the Algonquin Archers. The group has been in existence since 1957 and is a charter member of the Connecticut Archers Association. “Last year was the first year that we ran the after-school program, and it was a huge success. The program is designed for beginners between the ages of 8 and 20. We teach the basics of archery along with the necessary safety rules. We provide all the equipment, but students are welcome to bring their own,” Brush said. The Afterschool Program runs for nine weeks with one-hour sessions Sunday mornings at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. Algonquin Archers is on 25 wooded acres off Route 6 and consists of a 2,400-square-foot clubhouse with a commercial grade kitchen and a 10-lane, 20-yard indoor course that is open year round. The facility also houses a 14-target field course and a 30-target 3D course as well as an outdoor practice range up to 60 yards. There also are elevated platforms on the course to simulate shooting from a tree stand. “Our membership consists of national competitors, weekend warriors, seasoned hunters and everything in between,” Brush said.
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My shower fixtures have built up a coating of some kind of scaly gunk, and it’s also on the bottom of the glass shower door. Is there a way to clean it off without destroying the finish? – Clark in Miami
One of the best homecleaning recipes for mineral buildup is baking soda and vinegar – the same stuff kids use to make science project “volcanoes.” It’s an inexpensive first step to cleaning scale from your fixtures. Ideally, you should remove your shower head in order to clean it thoroughly. Turn off water to the shower or bathroom at the nearest shutoff point. (This might be the shutoff for the entire home.) Carefully unscrew the shower head. If you can’t turn it by hand, wrap a soft cloth around the shower head to get a better grip. If you need to use an adjustable wrench to loosen the shower
By Samantha Mazzotta head, wet the cloth and wrap it around the area that will be gripped by the wrench to prevent it from scratching the finish. Wash the shower head in warm soapy water to remove loose debris and rinse. Next, make a paste using approximately 2 parts baking soda to 1 part vinegar. As the paste foams, apply it to the shower head wherever mineral scale exists, using a soft brush. Pay attention to the sprayer holes: scale tends to build up and reduce the effectiveness of the spray. Set the shower head to the side for 10 to 20 minutes to let the foam work. Next, brush the paste onto the shower controls, particularly the
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Common ingredients like vinegar, baking soda, lemon, etc., are inexpensive and effective alternatives to commercial cleansers.
Audition for Clockwork parody The Clockwork Rep will open its 37th season with “The 39 Steps” by Patrick Barlow, Broadway’s longest-running smash-hit parody of Alfred Hitchcock’s famous film. Open auditions will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Clockwork Repertory Theatre at 133 Main St. in Oakville, Conn. For more information, contact the director, Harold J. Pantely, at 860-2747247. If you mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel and add a dash of Monty Python, then you will have “The 39 Steps,” a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of the theatre! This two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, multiple characters, an onstage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good
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Southbury paint recycling popular Since the Town of Southbury launched its paint recycling program Sept. 4, the response has been overwhelming and very positive. Southbury residents may now dispose of their leftover partially full cans of paint by delivering them to the Southbury Transfer Station on Kettletown Road and depositing them in the designated container. There is no drop-off fee for this service. In the first few days of this program, five containers were filled, indicating the built-up demand for this type of service for disposing and recycling of old paint and containers. “It is gratifying to know that this latest initiative of Southbury’s ‘Go Green, Go Southbury’ program has been met with such enthusiasm,” said First Selectman Ed Edelson. “All of these efforts help us save money and create a healthier environment.” Paint for recycling must be in the original container; leaking,
These cans of paint show the popularity of Southbury’s new paint recycling program, which started Sept. 4. (Submitted photo) unlabeled and empty containers are not accepted. Paint thinners, mineral spirits, solvents, aerosol paints (spray cans), epoxies and caulking compounds are among the items that are NOT eligible for recycling. Transfer Station per-
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