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Adoption

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Free informational meeting for families considering adoption Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Lutheran Services of New England, 2139 Silas Deane Hwy., Suite 201, Rocky Hill, from 7-9 p.m. 24-hour advanced reservation required. Call 800-286-9889 to reserve your place. 1/3/13

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Open Mic

The Central CT Acoustic Musicians Society Meetup is sponsoring an open mic Friday, Jan. 11, starting at 7:30 p.m., hosted by The Newington Knights of Columbus, located at 171 Pascone Place (entrance in rear). This will be a monthly event held on the second Friday of the month. For additional information, direction and/or other council activities, visit the K of C’s website at www.kofcnewington.com. 1/3/13

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Winter Exhibits

Admirers of Pat Tanger’s animal portraits will enjoy seeing her skilled pastels come to life in a variety of subjects during the months of January and February in the cafeteria of the Newington Senior and Disabled Center, 120 Cedar St., Newington. Hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m. weekdays; 1-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday. The center is also showcasing unique quilts created by members of the Schoolhouse Quilters of Newington during January and February in the south foyer gallery. Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 1/3/13

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Start saving old clothes for Rocky Hill High School Project Graduation, an all-night alcohol-free graduation celebration, is holding a fundraiser clothing drive April 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at RHHS, at the side entrance near the automotive shop. We need lots of used clothes, since we get paid by the pound! 10/11/12

MOMS Club

MOMS Club® of Wethersfield, a support group for stay-athome moms, is welcoming new members. MOMS Club® of Wethersfield includes members from Wethersfield, Newington and Rocky Hill. Moms and their children have an opportunity to meet for play dates, group walks, park dates, museum visits, and many more daily events. Moms can also look forward to a monthly MOMS Night Out and book club. Please visit our website, www.wethersfieldmomsclub.com. For more information please contact Becky at 203-464-9119 or email rdrew81@ att.net. 12/13/12

‘Tis the Season for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

With the holidays upon us, the heat is being turned on and we are spending more time with the ones we love in the warmth of our homes. As we prepare to venture into the New Year, the Central Connecticut Health District (CCHD) is urging residents to keep in mind the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide (CO) is an invisible, odorless gas that can be fatal. The symptoms of CO mimic the flu, including headache, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, vomiting or loss of consciousness. The effects of CO poisoning can vary with age and overall health of the individual, as well as how long they are exposed to the toxic gas. If several members of a household experience these symptoms while at home and then feel better when they leave the home, it is a good indicator that there is a dangerous level of CO in the home. According to the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH), hundreds of Connecticut residents are taken to the emergency department every winter and some are hospitalized or die due to accidental carbon monoxide poisoning. These issues are usually caused by malfunctioning furnaces, improperly placed portable generators and charcoal grills being used indoors. A CO detector should always be placed near each sleeping area in a home to alert residents when there is a high level of CO. To prevent CO poisoning, portable generators should be placed at least 20 feet from the home and should never be used in enclosed spaces such as porches, carports, garages or basements, even if the doors and windows are opened. Opening windows and doors will not be enough to release all of the built up CO levels and can still be hazardous. CCHD recommends the following safety tips to ensure CO poisoning: Get out of the house immediately if you or your family has sudden and unexplained onset of symptoms of CO poisoning, including vomiting, dizziness, nausea, headache, fatigue or loss of consciousness. Install a carbon monoxide detector near all sleeping areas. Be sure to replace all batteries at least once a year and replace the detectors every five years. Have your heating systems, chimney flues, gas appliances and generators checked, cleaned and serviced every year, as needed, by qualified heating/appliance contractors Be sure to use gasoline-powered equipment outside and away from doors, windows or air intake vents Only use grills outdoors Never use portable generators, pressure washer machines or other gasoline-powered equipment (including tools) in your home, basement, garage, carport or other enclosed spaces. Always make sure that generators are at least 20 feet from your home. For more information about CO poisoning, visit the CT DPH Environmental & Occupational Health Assessment Program at www.ct.gov/dph/co, or by calling 860-509-7742. The Connecticut Poison Control Center can be reached by calling 1-800-222-1222. Further information about carbon monoxide or any other public health related issue can be directed to the Central Connecticut Health District, serving the towns of Berlin, Newington, Rocky Hill and Wethersfield, by calling 860-721-2822 or by visiting our website at www.ccthd.org. 1/3/13

Sound of New England Chorus Open House

The Sound of New England Chorus will be holding several open house nights on Tuesdays in January from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. On Jan. 8, 15, and Mime and Comedian Show On Jan. 12 and 13 at 2 p.m., join Playhouse On Park as it welcomes Robert Rivest, a master mime, comedic actor, and improv artist. Through a series of humorous stories, spoken word, physical comedy, and a zany cast of characters, Rivest has been transforming empty stages into hilarity for over 20 years! This talented, seasoned performer weaves everyday situations into laugh out loud entertainment for audiences of all ages. “...Robert’s rapport with the audience was phenomenal!” raved Pentucket Fine and Performing Arts Foundation in Newberry, MA. This unique arts event is one you will never forget, full of imagery rich stories, awe inspiring mime illusion, and audience participation. To learn more about Robert Rivest please visit www.robertrivest.com. Tickets are $13 (children, seniors, and Let’s Go Arts! Members) and $15 for adults, reserved seating and can be purchased online at www.PlayhouseOnPark.org, at the box office in person or by phone 860-523-5900 ext. 10./or 22, women are invited to see a brief performance by the chorus, learn about four-part harmony in the barbershop style, learn a short song on the risers with SONE members, and best of all receive free vocal lessons from SONE’s master director. There will also be time to meet and speak with the wonderful women in SONE. Please join us at Saint Mary Home’s auditorium at 275 Steele Rd., West Hartford. Registration is from 6:30 to 7 p.m. For more information and directions to the rehearsal hall, visit our website at SoundofNewEngland.org or call 1-877-LUV-2-SING. 12/20/12

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Veterans Affairs Committee

Cromwell Veterans’ Affairs Committee meetings are held the first Thursday of each month in the Cromwell Town Hall, Room 222, 5:45 p.m. 10/11/12


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Wethersfield Parks and Recreation

The Wethersfield Parks and Recreation Department will be accepting registrations from residents for both winter and spring programs beginning Thursday, Jan. 3, and non residents beginning Friday, Jan. 4. Acting class, Afternoon Athletes, Barracuda Stroke Clinic, children’s art class, crossroads programs, gymnastics, karate, playgroups (ages 1 ½ - 3 ½), recreational swimming, Special Olympics, Super Athletes, swim lessons, tennis lessons, therapeutic recreation after school programs, and programs at the 9/11 Memorial Sports Center and Nature Center. A variety of fitness classes are offered including Pilates, Yoga and Zumba. To preview information about our programs, visit www.wethersfieldct.com/recreation. 75 percent of the spaces in each class are available online. Online registration will end at 8a.m. one business day prior to the start of each class. Registrations by fax, e-mail or phone are not accepted. Registrations may also be mailed or dropped off at the Parks and Recreation Department. Applications received in the office will be processed randomly. Accepted methods of payment for walk in and mail in registrations are cash, check, money order and MasterCard or VISA credit or debit card. Online registration may be made by MasterCard or VISA credit or debit card. A $10 per class processing fee will be deducted from all refund requests received prior to the start of class. No refunds will be given after a program has begun. For further information please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 860 721-2890. 12/27/12

The newly-formed Connecticut Academy of Irish Music, established by fiddler Jeanne Freeman, seeks to encourage young people and adults to explore the joys of learning and playing traditional Irish and Celtic music. Group lessons will be offered on a variety of instruments to children and adults for a 12week session beginning in late January 2013. Classes will meet on Sunday afternoons at the Wethersfield Academy for the Arts in Old Wethersfield, 431 Hartford Ave. Courses will be offered from outstanding and experienced musicians at both the beginner and intermediate/advanced levels on a variety of traditional instruments, including: fiddle, tin whistle, flute, mandolin, banjo, guitar, concertina, and button accordion. There will also be opportunities for students to play in mixed-instrument groups, including a youth ceili band and a mixed- instrument session led by an instructor. The Academy is pleased to announce that seven-time All-Ireland Champion and recording artist John Whelan will serve as the Artist-in-Residence, and will work with the youth ceili band with a goal of competing in regional and All-Ireland competitions. Registration is now open. Discounts are available for early registration (by Jan. 4, 2013). For more information and to register, please visit www.jeannefreemanmusic.com/connecticutacademyofirishmusic. 12/13/12

Health District Selling Bicycle Helmets

With the holidays just around the corner, a great gift idea for the active child or adult in your life is a helmet. The Central Connecticut Health District has been selling low cost bicycle helmets to residents since 1997. Currently, the Health District is offering bicycle helmets for sale. As with any athletic activity, safety should always be of primary concern. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1.7 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury, resulting in 52,000 deaths, 275,000 hospitalizations, and 1.4 million people receiving treatment in emergency departments every year. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) account for a third (30.5%) of all injuryrelated deaths in the United States. Fortunately, many of these injuries can be prevented or minimized with the use of properly-fitted helmets. The helmets come in a variety of colors for children and adults, ranging from toddler sizes to adult XL. The cost for the helmets is $10. The bicycle helmets are available for purchase at the main office of the Central Connecticut Health District at 505 Silas Deane Hwy., Wethersfield. For further information, contact the Health District, serving the towns of Berlin, Newington, Rocky Hill, and Wethersfield, by calling 860-7212822 or by visiting our website at www.ccthd.org. 12/20/12

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Historical Society of Glastonbury Holiday Exhibit

Historical Holiday Toys Exhibit – Perfect to bring the children to see and will surely bring back your childhood memories. What is one of the main things you think about this holiday season? Friends, family, gift giving and receiving, holiday cheer, holiday treats and TOYS of course! The Historical Society of Glastonbury Museum on the Green’s newest exhibit is holiday themed and features historic and vintage toys. The oldest toy featured in the exhibit is from circa 1850 and is a handmade chair someone made for their daughter out of twigs The “newest” toy, a Chinese Checker Board, dates from 1955. Pickup sticks, tinker toys, paper dolls, books, and toy cars are just a few of the neat toys on display for a limited time. This exhibit features all sorts of toys which children may have received for holiday gifts. This is a perfect holiday break activity to bring the children to see and a great display for you to visit and reminisce. All ages welcome. Admission to Museum on the Green is FREE; donations are always welcome. Phone 860-633-6890 or visit www.hsgct.org for events and more information.. 12/20/12

Wethersfield Art League

Thinking of taking a class? The Wethersfield Art League is now registering for the winter session which will begin Jan. 14. Drawing, design, painting, children’s art, zentangle, rock painting as well as free open workshops in woodcarving and painting for members are offered. We are friendly, affordable, and beginners are always welcomed. Classes are held at the Little Red Schoolhouse, 193 Wells Rd., Wethersfield. For more information call 860 667-2974. 12/27/12

Moving Forward

Trying to move on with your life after divorce,or relationship breakup?There is a “Moving Forward Group” at First Congregational Church, 355 Main St. Cromwell, that will meet Fridays, Jan. 4and 18,at 6:30 p.m. Topic can be whatever you would like to discuss. 1/3/13

Keeney Cultural Series Celebrates 20 Years

The 20th Season of the Keeney Cultural Series kicks off Jan. 20, followed with performances on Feb. 10 and March 3. Concerts will take place on Sunday afternoons at 4 p.m. in Keeney Hall at the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center, 200 Main St., Wethersfield. This wonderful series is made possible through a grant from the Robert Allan Keeney Memorial Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. Sunday, Jan. 20, The Yale Whiffenpoofs will perform. With full houses on three past occasions, we welcome back one of the world’s most renowned a cappela groups. Sunday, Feb. 10, we present “Dianne Mower in Song!” Hartford’s favorite “Diva” will be joined by frequent musical partner Norman Johnson and an incredibly gifted ensemble as she sings her favorites from “The American Songbook.” Sunday, March 3, piano player Paul Bisaccia mixes it up! The society is offering a series subscription for the three concerts for $52 for members, $60 for non-members. A single concert will be $20 for members, $22 for nonmembers. To sign up for the series or a single concert, contact the office at 860-529-7656 or email society@wethhist.org. 12/20/12

Christmas Tree Pick-up Available

Cub Scouts from Pack 51 in Wethersfield will once again be picking up discarded Christmas trees in town beginning Dec. 29. The tree pick up will take place the last weekend of December and every weekend in January. A $10 donation per tree is requested. Hard working Cub Scouts with parent supervision will arrive at your home and transport your tree to one of the Town’s designated recycling areas. Please note that the Town of Wethersfield phased out curbside tree collection several years ago. This is Pack 51’s largest fundraiser of the year and helps Pack 51 pay for programs and activities throughout the year. To arrange to have your tree picked up by Cub Scout Pack 51, please call 860-462-9257 or email wethersfieldpack51@ gmail.com. 12/27/12

Winter Literacy Classes

Registration for winter literacy classes will be through Sunday, Jan. 20. Register online www.rockyhillibrary.info or by phone 860 258-7621 or in person. Classes include: Books and Babies for children 1-12 months. Mondays, Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 and 11, from 10:15-11 a.m. Books, music, playtime and conversation. Siblings welcome. Fun for Ones ages 12-24 months. Wednesdays, Jan. 23- Feb. 27. 11-11:30 a.m. Sing songs, learn fingerplays, creative movement and rhymes to develop language skills. Toddler Time ages 24-36 months Weds. Jan 23rd-Feb. 27th 10:15-10:45 a.m. Share books, circle activities, songs, movement and group reading. Readercize ages 3-6 years old, Thursdays, Jan. 24-Feb. 28, 4-4:30 p.m. Stories, exercise and fun. 7up ages 7-11 years old, Thursdays, Jan. 24-Feb. 21, 4-4:30 p.m. Stories, games and crafts. 12/27/12

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Comfort Food Dinner

Saturday, Jan. 26, Rocky Hill Congregational Church, Chapin Hall, 5:30 p.m. Meat loaf and mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, ham, hot chocolate and other beverages, salad and rolls, hot vegetables, desserts; entertainment featuring Magician Tommy James. Please call Joan Tennyson for reservations 860-5298789 - $10 adults; $5 ages 4-12; free for children under years. Snow date is Jan. 27. 12/20/12


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Newington? State Budget Cuts Hit Newington

by Mark DiPaola

They say the first cut is the deepest-well, not really, at least not in this case. Governor Dan Malloy is slashing another $243,332,605-at least-from the state budget, a reduction that would bring the total amount of cutbacks to $413,777,298 and word is that the final version may eliminate more. Malloy cut $170,444,693 in spending last month--the 5 percent he is allowed without convening with the legislature. In towns like Newington, officials are paying attention to areas such as healthcare, education, and transportation. What impact will the budget reduction measures have at the local level? Nobody is sure yet, said Newington Town Councilor Terry Borjeson. “I think we’re kind of in a wait and see pattern,” Borjeson said during a phone interview.

Notable healthcare-related cuts include a $2,200,000 net reduction for Medicaid services in nursing home facilities. Medicaid saw a $6,300,000 net decrease for acute care services in hospitals, while $26,848,684 was eliminated for disproportionate share medical emergency assistance. Pharmacy dispensing also saw cuts; it will have $850,000 less to work with under the reduction plan. On the transportation side, Malloy cut $1,810,156 from the Transit Improvement Program, and $1,623,058 that would have gone toward highway and bridge renewal equipment. Pay-as-you-go transportation projects also took a hit--a $2,999,278 slash in spending. “I think it’s just the totality of the thing,” Borjeson said. “We’re getting nickeled and dimed on everything.” Borjeson criticized $75,642 cut to tourism district funding, noting that this area is

usually a source of revenue for the state. “It’s proven that tourism brings in the money,” he said. “It brings in more money than you spend.” Malloy opted to cut $3,000,000 in spending on magnet school tuition, a sore subject in Newington, where the Board of Education spends between $5,000 and $7,000 per student and “hundreds of thousands” in magnet school tuition dollars per year, according to Newington Superintendent of Schools William Collins. “That’s $3 million that’s going to get thrown back at the towns,” Borjeson said. In an interview last month, Collins said that he expects to require at least $600,000 in order to successfully implement education reform mandates in teacher training and evaluation, among others. Less spending by the state for magnet school tuition means more money out of the pockets of districts, although Newington is

unsure as to how great an impact this portion of the cuts will have. “Three million sounds like a lot of money, but spread out across the entire state, it won’t kill you,” Borjeson said. “But you look at all the other cuts to education, to Medicaid, and that could potentially have a lot of impact on the towns.” Mastery exam development for grades four, six, and eight will be short $750,000. Talent development is taking a $2,725,000 cut. Newington Mayor Stephen Woods expects the town to have to juggle compensating for state level cuts and meeting the requirements of unfunded mandates. “If the money’s not there and you don’t have it, how do you expect us to find it?” Woods said of the unfunded mandate. “You can’t expect us to perform services if you don’t want to pay.”

Health Bridge Workers Still Not Back on the Job by Mark DiPaola It looks like striking members of Employees International Union may be waiting a little longer to return to worka Second Circuit Court of Appeals judge approved a temporary stay that will allow Health Bridge Nursing Homes to hold off on offering workers their jobs back. A three judge panel will meet to review the possibility of granting a stay that, if mandated, will last through Health Bridge’s entire appeals process. Until then, union members will just have to wait it out. “The problem is, nobody knows when exactly this panel is going to convene,” said Debra Chernoff of Employees International Union. The Christmas and New Year’s holidays have hampered the progress of the proceedings, Chernoff said. That, coupled with the absence of reliable precedent pertaining to what is a rare situation, leaves reason to believe that the decision will not be a quick one, according to Chernoff. “The Second [Circuit] Court of Appeals acts at its own pace,” said John Cotter, Officer-In-Charge of the National Labor Relations Board. “They don’t really give us a sched-

ule.” Employees International Union members have been on strike since July over proposed contract changes by Health Bridge Nursing homes. Revisions included reduced hours, a 50 percent cut in the number of sick days, higher health insurance deductibles, and the elimination of an employee pension system in exchange for a 401K retirement plan, among others. “Like everybody else in the world, healthcare costs are going up,” said Soren Dayton, Senior Vice President of Prism Public Affairs, which represents Health Bridge. A final offer made by Health Bridge in April included a yearly 2 percent wage increase and a one-time 4 percent raise to compensate for proposed benefit adjustments, according to Health Bridge. The company offered a 3 percent raise for employees receiving pension benefits from employer contributions. “We have bargained in good faith for almost a year and a half,” said Lisa Crutchfield, spokesperson for the five affiliated Health Care Centers in a statement released by Dayton. “It was time to move on, give the employees the raises they deserve, and implement wage and benefit packages that

are sustainable in today’s challenging health care environment.” The National Labor Relations Board, which is fighting on behalf of the union, petitioned for an injunction that would allow the strikers to return to work while an expected lengthy legal process runs its course. “We continue to firmly believe that the NLRB’s contention that the April 24, 2012 ‘last, best and final’ offers by the Centers constituted an unfair labor action is unwarranted and without merit, and constitutes a misuse of injunctive powers,” Crutchfield said in a previous statement. A U.S. District Court judge mandated that workers be offered their jobs under the existing labor contract by December 17, but Health Bridge’s stay will put that on hold. “It was expected that they would go to the Second Circuit, so it’s just a bump in the road,” Chernoff said. “But still it’s disappointing for the people who thought they’d be back at work by Christmas or at least by the New Year.” The union members plan to continue picketing in the meantime, Chernoff said.

Girl Scouts Celebrate Christmas with Seniors The Newington Girl Scout Troop 10511 is always doing good deeds for the community. The latest, which has been a tradition for the last four years, is to give holiday concerts for the residents and people rehabilitating at Bel Air Manor, New Britain Avenue, Newington. Singing the classics such as “Jingle Bells,” “12 Days of Christmas” and “Frosty the Snowman,” are favorites that get the seniors’ toes tapping and hands clapping. This year was a little different as the girls took charge of the event and wanted to display some of their musical talent - which included playing the following instruments: saxphone, violin, guitar, piano and a solo of “Carol of Bells.” It touched everyone’s heart Front row, from left, Zoe Walk, Justine Strom, Aryanna Horta; second row, Camryn Williams, Taylor Kelly, Monica and soul. Sadil, Jordan Wiggins, Shelby Payanis, Jordan Buslewicz, Jessica Buslewicz They also were creative and made gifts for everyone at the center. This year the gifts of this celebration. Many of the residents do not have family included 65 cinnamon sachets, 36 pillows and 25 snow globes. members, or receive gifts during the holiday, and are touched Family members of the residents remember the girls from the by the generosity and kindness of the troop. It’s an event that past years and made sure they were in attendance to be part brings joy and happiness to all during the holiday season.

Christmas Tree Pick Up The Newington Highway Department will be collecting Christmas trees curbside the weeks of Jan. 7 and 14, weather permitting. Highway crews will be following the refuse collection schedule. Condominium complexes will be included in the second week of collection (Jan. 14). Residents of condominiums should place their trees beside the dumpsters for collection. Residents also have the option to dispose of Christmas trees at the Landfill on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5pm.

Upcoming Meetings Monday, Jan. 7 Town Hall Renovations Project Building Committee, 5:30 p.m. Town Hall- Room L101

Wednesday, Jan. 9 Town Planning and Zoning Commission, 7 p.m. Town Hall- Room L101

Tuesday, Jan. 8 Conservation Commission, 7 p.m. Town Hall- Room L101

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State Grant Funds Additional Holiday DUI Checkpoints by Mark DiPaola Wethersfield’s DUI enforcement was beefed up again this year. The Wethersfield Police Department put a $29,550 state grant to use by adding patrols and 11 regional check points to the roads on New Year’s Eve. The grant, which had been directed toward DUI enforcement efforts during the holi-

days, allowed similar measures to be taken on Christmas and Thanksgiving this year. “A lot of departments get this grant,” said Wethersfield Town Manager Jeff Bridges. “It’s kind of a high priority for law enforcement.” Motorists encountered DUI checkpoints along the Silas Deane Highway, Route 3, and the Berlin Turnpike during the evening and late night hours, according to a press release posted on Wethersfield’s website.

Cub Scout Christmas Tree Pick-up Wethersfield Cub Scouts will once again be picking up discarded Christmas trees in town. The tree pick-up will take place every weekend in January. The Cub Scout Pack is requesting a $10 per tree donation. Cub Scouts from Webb Elementary School’s Pack 51 will pick up and transport trees to one of the town’s designated recycling areas. The Town of Wethersfield phased out curbside tree collection several years ago. This is Pack 51’s largest fundraiser of the year and helps the pack pay for programs and activities throughout the year. To arrange to have your tree picked up by Cub Scout Pack 51, please call 860-4629257 or e-mail wethersfieldpack51@gmail.com.

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Implementation of these measures during holidays in the coming year, such as the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, and Labor Day, is also covered under the grant, the press release said. The Wethersfield Police Department had 108 DUI-related arrests last year, compared to 163 in 2011, the press release said. “It’s always very helpful, to try to keep the community safe,” said Wethersfield Mayor Donna Hemmann.

Snow Removal Reminder

With the winter season now upon us, the Town of Wethersfield would like to remind people of the town ordinance regarding the removal of snow and ice from sidewalks. In short, Town Ordinance #139 states that the owner, or occupant of any building or land bordering upon any street, square or public place within the town where there is a sidewalk is required to remove all snow, sleet and ice within a period of 24 hours after the cessation of the snow, sleet or rainfall. Additionally, the owner, agent of the owner or the occupant of the building or Legal Notice the lot adjacent thereto shall remove any Town Of ice on the sidewalk within 10 hours, if during the daytime. Wethersfield Lastly, all residents and snow removal contractors are reminded that the blowReceipt of Audit ing, throwing, or plowing of snow into any public street or way is a violation of Section 7-394 of the State of Wethersfield ordinance 139-4. Snow may Connecticut General Statutes provides that the municipal be temporarily placed in the roadway if clerk publish notice of receipt necessary but shall be immediately reof the audited financial statemoved from the public street. Snow that ments for the year ended June is blown, thrown or plowed into the street 30, 2012. by residents or their contractors creates an unnecessary safety hazard to all motorists. It is available for reference in With this in mind, the Wethersfield the Office of the Town Clerk. Police Department will strictly enforce these town ordinances during the winter Dated this 27th day months. Those found to be in violation of of December either of these ordinances will be subject to a fine of $50. Office of the Town Clerk Dolores G. Sassano, Town Clerk, Wethersfield

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Upcoming Wethersfield Meetings Wednesday, Jan. 3 Chamber of Commerce, 8:30 a.m. Keeney Memorial Cultural Center Rotary Room, 200 Main Street Youth Advisory Board, 7 p.m. Town Hall, Lower Level Conference Room 1

Solomon Welles House Committee, 7 p.m. Solomon Welles House, 220 Hartford Ave.

Tuesday, Jan. 8 Board of Education, 7 p.m. Town Hall, Council Chambers

Thursday, Jan. 10 EDIC, 12 p.m. Town Hall, Town Manager’s Conference Room

Historic District Commission, 7:30 p.m. Town Hall, Town Manager’s Conference Room

Wednesday, Jan. 9 Conservation Commission, Monday, Jan. 7 7:15 p.m. Town Council, 7 p.m. Town Hall, Council Cham- Town Hall, Lower Level Conference Room 1 bers

Wethersfield resident Julia Lanzano and her 16-year-old daughter Gina, a junior at Wethersfield High School, headed over to Hairport Salon on the Silas Deane Highway Saturday, Dec. 22, to get their hair cut for Locks of Love. The two hold their ponytails for donation in the ‘after’ shot above.


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Rocky Hill Resident Completes ‘Seven Summits’ by Katelyn Kelleher While New Years revolutionists are vowing to head to the gym this year, one Rocky Hill resident just completed his goal of summiting the seven highest peaks in the world--and is setting his sights on his next challenge. When Rohan Freeman reached the top of Carstenz Pyramid in October, he became the first African American to have completed the ‘seven summits,’ a feat that wasn’t his initial goal when he first started mountain climbing in 2002. A former University of Connecticut track athlete, Freeman was just looking for a more exciting way to stay fit. “I love the outdoors and I’m a very active guy, so when I got out of college I didn’t want to just go to the gym and be bored,” he said. A friend invited him along to climb the first of the seven peaks, Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. “I was just kind of euphoric from the experience,” Freeman said of reaching the top. Still, he had no intention of completing the other six summits after reading the book Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster, recounting when eight climbers were killed in a storm while climbing the mountain. “My opinion was people who climb mountains are suicidal,” he said. When he returned home from Kilimanjaro, Freeman decided he was going to climb Mount McKinley in Alaska. “I’d never been on a glaciated climb, snow-covered with bad weather,” he said. He challenged himself further with Mount Aconcagua in Argentina. “I wanted to see if I could go higher altitudes so I went to South America,”

he said. Shortly after, he climbed Mount Elbrus in Russia. With four of the highest mountains in the world conquered, he decided to climb Everest. “I spent a lot of weekends and days off up in the White Mountains in the middle of winter, just kind of honing my skills, trying to find out what it takes to survive in the winter for days, how to walk on ice, how to stay warm, how to stay dry, how to moderate your sweat,” he said. Freeman explained the challenge with Everest was the amount of time spent at such a high altitude affects breathing. “There’s no way to train for altitude; the only way to train for altitude is to go to altitude,” he said. “If you’re as fit as possible, your body acclimates better.” Freeman said he suffered a pulmonary edema, or a buildup of fluid in his lungs, on a first attempt at Aconcagua in 2006 and had to be helicoptered off the mountain for medical treatment. It took him seven weeks to climb Everest. Once he reached the top on May 19, 2009, he could see the spherical horizon of the Earth. In 2011 he climbed Vinson Massif in Antarctica before finishing the seven with Carstenz Pyramid. “I’d worked tirelessly to achieve this goal, and doing so…taught me a life lesson that the impossible is possible if you want it bad enough and reach deep enough,” he said. Freeman said in any climb “somewhere along the lines something is not going to go right,” and at times had to turn back. He recalled McKinley for its technical ridges and Everest for the length of time spent in the high altitudes as his most difficult climbs. In some countries, political reasons kept him

Jamaican-born Freeman displays his home country’s flag on the summit of Mount Aconcagua in South America.

from summiting the mountain on his first attempt. Freeman incorporated charity work into his climbs, raising money for groups such as the Boys and Girls Club of Hartford, as well, which he carried its flag to the top of Everest. Freeman has now set his sights on Ironman Triathlons and a the Marathon des Sables, a multi-day, 151mile race through the Sahara Desert. Aside from his extreme hobbies he is owner of civil engineering firm Freeman Companies and is contemplating a run for public office. “There’s one commodity in life that we don’t seem to have enough of and that’s Scaling Mount Everest at 28,500 feet. time,” he said. “We have 24 hours every day, so it’s about how you use it.”

Freeman, left, displaying the Boys and Girls Club of Hartford flag at the summit of Mount Everest.

Above the clouds at the summit of Mount Cook, the highest mountain in New Zealand.


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Immaculate Conception Shelter

On Friday, Jan. 25, at 6 p.m., Immaculate Conception Shelter along with music director, Bridget de Moura Castro, will be presenting a benefit concert of Handel’s Messiah, Part One & Hallelujah Chorus at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 79 New Park Ave., Hartford. Ms. Castro gathers some of the area’s finest musicians to participate for a great cause. In lieu of tickets, monetary donations as well as goods including gently used men’s winter coats & clothing, blankets and men’s toiletries are greatly appreciated. Particularly during this economic climate, now more than ever, donations are needed. Immaculate is operating the City of Hartford’s No Freeze Shelter which makes a total of 150 homeless men served each night. Light refreshments will be served following the performance. Please come and support the Immaculate Conception Shelter and the wonderful musicians of Hartford County. To view a clip from last year’s performance, visit: www.facebook.com/ICSHC/CT For more information: www. icshc.org or call Teresa Wierbicki 860-724-4823 ext. 103. 12/20/12

Mime and Comedian Show

On Jan. 12 and 13 at 2 p.m., join Playhouse On Park as it welcomes Robert Rivest, a master mime, comedic actor, and improv artist. Through a series of humorous stories, spoken word, physical comedy, and a zany cast of characters, Rivest has been transforming empty stages into hilarity for over 20 years! This talented, seasoned performer weaves everyday situations into laugh out loud entertainment for audiences of all ages. “...Robert’s rapport with the audience was phenomenal!” raved Pentucket Fine and Performing Arts Foundation in Newberry, MA. This unique arts event is one you will never forget, full of imagery rich stories, awe inspiring mime illusion, and audience participation. To learn more about Robert Rivest please visit www.robertrivest.com. Tickets are $13 (children, seniors, and Let’s Go Arts! Members) and $15 for adults, reserved seating and can be purchased online at www.PlayhouseOnPark.org, at the box office in person or by phone 860-523-5900 ext. 10. 1/3/13

Spiritualist Church Service

Sunday, Jan. 13, 10:30 a.m. Rev. Diane Stone will serve the Church of the Infinite Spirit located in The Masonic Hall, 80 Walsh Ave., Newington.  For more information, visit http:// newingtonspiritualistchurch. org. 1/3/13

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Auditions for Disney’s Cinderella

The Newington Children’s Theatre Company invites children, ages 8-18, to audition for Disney’s Cinderella Kids, Jan. 5, 8 and 10 by appointment. The timeless fairy tale meets the magic of Disney in this adaptation of the treasured animated film. Poor Cinderella is endlessly mistreated by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters, and denied a chance to go to the Royal Ball. With a little help from her mice friends, and a lot of help from her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella goes to the ball, meets the Prince, and falls in love! Children are asked to prepare a musical theatre song of their choice and a monologue from the audition packet available online (www.NCTCArts.org) or by calling 860-666-NCTC. Rehearsals begin Jan. 22. Performances are March 1-3. Auditions, rehearsal and performances will be held at the NCTC Performing Arts Theatre located at 743 North Mountain Rd., Newington. There is no cost to audition. Please note, if cast, there is a $250 program registration fee. To reserve your child’s audition spot, or for more information, please call 860666-6282 or visit us online at www.NCTCarts.org. 12/27/12

Preschool Expo

The 2013 Preschool and Family Daycare Expo will be held Wednesday, Jan. 9, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Cora J. Belden Library, 33 Church St. Rocky Hill. This event will offer parents the opportunity to meet with representatives from local preschools to discuss their preschool philosophy, teacher/child ratio, tuition schedule and program structure. Family Day Care Home Providers will also be present. For more information contact Cathy Potter at 860-258-7621 or www.rockyhilllibrary. info or cpotter@rockyhillct.gov 12/13/12

Dental Cleaning Clinics

With funding from the North Central Area Agency on Aging, The Central Connecticut Health District (CCHD) in collaboration with the Emeritus Senior Living Authority will be offering two FREE dental cleaning clinics Jan. 17 and 18 from 9 a.m. – 3. p.m. at Emeritus Senior Living, 60 Cold Spring Rd., Rocky Hill. Donations are Welcome! There is a limit of five patients per day so please reserve your spot by calling Hilary Norcia at 860-665-8571. This program is only open to residents of Berlin, Newington, Rocky Hill, and Wethersfield. 12/27/12

National Soup Month

Celebrate National Soup Month at the Cora J. Belden Library Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 6:30-8 p.m. Stay warm and enjoy delicious soup this winter. Join chef Ray Amabile as he demonstrates how to make butternut squash, pear bisque and his award winning creamy tomato soup. Enroll online at www. rockyhilllibrary.info or by phone 860 258-7623 or in person. Space is limited. This event is sponsored by The Friends of the Cora J. Belden Library. 12/27/12

Alzheimer’s Support Group

Water’s Edge Center for Health & Rehabilitation, located at 111 Church St., Middletown, hosts a monthly Alzheimer’s Support Group on the second Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. The meeting is open to family members from the community who are caring for loved ones with Dementia/Alzheimer’s. For more information, please contact Kathleen Kaliscak, Alzheimer’s Program Director & Social Worker, at 860-347-7286. 12/6/12

Adoption Healing

A support group for members of the adoption triad: birthparents, adoptive parents and adult adopted persons. Come join us for safe sharing in a supportive, confidential environment. Third Thursday every month,7 p.m., Universalist Church, 433 Fern St., West Hartford. Meeting is held in the Brown Program Center, second floor. Questions: Marion Conklin 203551-1121, MJConklin@aol.com or Gia Pallone 860-956-7919, ATPallone@aol.com. 11/1/12

Evolution of Christmas Customs

Through Jan. 6, the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum offers 60-minute guided tours throughout the museum’s three restored historic houses--the Silas Deane House, the Isaac Stevens House and the Joseph Webb House--demonstrating with fascinating detail how the American holiday season has evolved over the past three centuries. Dec. 14 from 5 to 8 p.m., the museum offers the chance to revel in the Christmas spirit of yesteryear during their annual Holiday-Preview Party, a social event in which party guests stroll from house to house enjoying delicious food, abundant holiday cheer, and live music. Tours are Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 pm -4 pm. Admission is $10 per adult; $9 per senior over 60, AAA member and active military; $5 per student and children (5-18), $25 per family (2 adults + children). Holiday-Preview Party admission is $25, payable by cash or check to the Webb-DeaneStevens Museum. Advance reservations are strongly encouraged by calling 860-529-0612 ext. 12. 11/22/12

Box Tops for Education

The PTO Box Tops for Education coordinators for Myrtle H. Stevens and West Hill Elementary schools are collaborating together to try and improve community involvement with earning free money for our schools. We do a great job with collecting within the schools and we are now hoping to expand our collections by informing town residents about this great program. In addition we would like them to know that we have recently placed some collection boxes at some prime locations here in town (at the senior center; at the Library on the information wall; at West Side market near the front windows by the registers). We also continue to have a collection box at the Parks & Rec counter. Passing Box Top coupons onto a neighborhood child works as well. 11/15/12

Alzheimer’s Support Group

The Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter will be starting a new support group for six weeks for children beginning Thursday Jan. 17, from 6-7 p.m. at Atria Greenridge Place at 1 Elizabeth Ct., Rocky Hill. This group is recommended for children ages 8-12 who have a family member with Alzheimer’s disease by providing emotional and educational support. Additionally, communication skills will be taught to participants to positively cope with behaviors connected to Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. For more information please contact the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900. 12/27/12

Bud and Blossom Garden Club

The Bud and Blossom Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 7 p.m. at The Whole Foods Store in Glastonbury. Healthy Eating Specialist Caelum Massicotte will discuss cooking with herbs and eating healthfully. 12/20/12

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GFWC Memorial Scholarships

The General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Connecticut will be offering memorial scholarships to qualified women. Applicants must possess a minimum 3.0 average and must have completed at least two years of undergraduate study at an institute of higher learning. For more information, contact Maureen Reale of the Newington/Wethersfield Women’s Club, 860-6665325. Deadline for return of applications is Feb. 10. 11/22/12

PreSchool Open house Bethany Lutheran Preschool, 50 Court Street, Cromwell will hold an Open House on January 19, 2013, from 10 am – 12 pm at the preschool. Please feel free to bring your child to meet the teachers, see our facilities, and participate in the activities. Please call Robin at 860-632-0597 for more information.  (Please note: in case of inclement weather, the snow date is: January 26th at the same time.)

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Portland Senior Center is offering a new 10-week session of Tai Chi beginning Friday, Jan. 4, at 1:30 p.m. Tai Chi is a program of slow moving exercises that help to promote balance, stress management and relieves stiff joints and is approved by the Arthritis Foundation. The class is open to beginners as well as continuing students, men and women age 50 plus. The cost is $40 for 10 weeks. To pre-register, please call Portland Senior Center at 860-342-6760. 12/27/12


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Simsbury Light Opera Company is holding auditions for its March 2013 production of Light Theatre & Song on Sunday, Jan. 13, 4–7 p.m. and Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, 7–10 p.m. at Basingstoke, 5 Herman Dr., Simsbury. Needed: Three outstanding male performers for Sir Arthur Sullivan’s Cox and Box, and talented singers for solos, duets, trios and chorus! For additional information, please e-mail to auditions@sloco.org. 1/3/13

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Tree Work: 25 years experience, same life-long local business, owner does every job! Crane work, stumps, bushes, firewood, etc. Quality work. 30% Winter Discount. 860-666-8418; 860-729-6820. Insured, references.

Painting/drywall services: Specializing in water damage. Ceilings Restored, Carpentry, Remodeling Kitchens, Bathrooms. Insured, Licensed, 30 yrs. experience. Free Estimates. Call Jim, 860-836-1149.

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COSTA’S LANDSCAPING AND TREE REMOVAL: We offer complete lawn renovations, spring and fall cleanup, weekly mowing, landscape design, retaining walls, walkways, mulch, stone, topsoil and shrub and tree removal. Call Tom for free estimates at 860-729-2971 or 860-358-9696.

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Newington Library Events Evening Book Discussion Group Thursday, Jan. 3, 7 p.m. Start the year with a discussion of a good book. Please check with the library in early December for this month’s selection. All are invited to attend. Construction Club Saturday, Jan. 5, 1 – 2 p.m. Come to our monthly gathering to build projects with Lego bricks. Due to safety concerns, only people age 7 and older will be allowed in the room. Please call the Children’s Department at 860-665-8720 to register. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. We All Get Ready to Read! Mondays, Jan. 7, 14, and 28, and Feb. 4, 6 p.m. Family Place Libraries and the National Center for Learning Disabilities have partnered to present a program designed especially for the “graduates” of the Parent/Child Workshop and Play for All attendees (children ages 4-7,) and their caregivers. Call 860-665-8720 to register. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Adult Winter Reading

Divorce Mediation: Attorney Joseph J. Shainess has expanded his Practice to include Divorce Mediation. This requires that the Husband and Wife commit themselves to reach an agreement through negotiations with a mediator. The parties do much better with this process and also may save Thousands of Dollars, which would be the cost of a fully contested trial. Fees for mediation generally run between $1,600 and $2,500, which include multiple sessions with the attorney drafting, the divorce agreement and all other necessary documents. The attorney would also appear on the final court date. The initial half hour consultation is at no charge. Joseph J. Shainess, Attorney & Counselor At Law, 547 Main Street, Middletown. 860-346-0100.

Kick-off Pop Open a Good Book Tuesday, Jan. 8, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. or 4:30 – 7 p.m. Drop in between these hours or register online to receive a free gift and a chance to win the kick-off giveaway basket. Adults will earn a prize ticket for each book they read or listened to, which will be entered into the weekly drawings for special gifts. All tickets collected will be entered into the grand prize drawing to be held on Friday, Feb. 15. Refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Breaking Through Employment Barriers- The Inside Scoop Monday, Jan. 14, 6:30 p.m. Many job seekers wonder why they can’t find jobs and believe that it is all market conditions. Marcia LaReau will present key findings regarding the barriers that slow the road to employment success. Findings with regard to the job search process, technology, recruiters, self perceptions, interviewing and motivation will be addressed. Register by calling the adult information

desk at 860-665-8700. Computer Class- Excell Charts and Graphs Wednesday, Jan. 9, 6:30 p.m. Must be proficient in Basic Excel. Learn how to create graphs and charts. Registration required. Computer Class- Intermediate Email Thursday, Jan. 10, 10:30 a.m. Learn how to manage your contacts, attach files, create folders, and manage your inbox. This class is for people who already have an E-mail account set up. Yahoo email will be used for class instruction. Registration required. Pop In for a Good Movie Series Wednesdays in January at 1 p.m. With the movie award season fast approaching, what better way to get ready than to offer a series of recent award-winning movies. Refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Jan. 9 - The Blind Side (2010) A teen from a broken home is taken in by an affluent Memphis couple and em-

barks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL. Starring Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock. Running time of 126 minutes. Jan. 16 - Walk the Line (2005) This critically acclaimed biopic distills country singer Johnny Cash’s transformation from man to icon. Starring Joaquin Phoenix and Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon. Running time of 136 minutes. Jan. 23 - The Artist (2012) Winner of 5 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Actor, this modern-day silent film contrasts the declining fortunes of a silentscreen superstar with his lover’s rise to popularity as a darling of the “talkies.” Starring Academy Award winner Jean Dujardin. Running time of 100 minutes. Jan. 30 - The Queen (2004) After the death of Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II struggles with her reaction to a sequence of events nobody could have predicted. Starring 2006 Best Actress Academy Award winner Helen Mirren. Running time of 103 minutes.

Police News 12/17: Mark Morris, 31, of 126 Silver Ln., East Hartford, was charged with violation of probation, police said. 12/18: Donavan Morales, 21, of 503 Ellis St., New Britain, was charged with sixthdegree larceny and conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny, police said. 12/18: Joselito Resto, 21, of 223 High St., New Britain, was charged with sixthdegree larceny and conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny, police said. 12/20: Phillip Newson, 47, of 116 Horse Plain Rd., New Britain, was charged with seconddegree criminal mischief, fourth-degree larceny and third-degree burglary, police said. 12/21: Frank Fechteler, 22, of 72 Stoddard Ave., was charged with violation of probation, police said.

12/21: Jose Ortiz, 28, of 270 High St., New Britain, was charged with breach of peace and sixth-degree larceny, police said. 12/21: Mario Braga, 46, of 303 Park Ave., Hartford, was charged with DUI and failure to have insurance, police said. 12/22: Daniel Cordero, 24, of 67 Roberts St., New Britain, was charged with breach of peace, police said. 12/22: Dialix Figuero, 22, of 67 Roberts St., New Britain, was charged with breach of peace, police said. 12/22: Jose Rivera Jr., 20, of 891 Burnside Ave., East Hartford, was charged with breach of peace, police said. 12/24: Monika Zachara, 20, of 174 Ashland Ave., was charged with first-degree criminal mischief and breach of peace, police said.


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Divorce Mediation: Attorney Joseph J. Shainess has expanded his Practice to include Divorce Mediation. This requires that the Husband and Wife commit themselves to reach an agreement through negotiations with a mediator. The parties do much better with this process and also may save Thousands of Dollars, which would be the cost of a fully contested trial. Fees for mediation generally run between $1,600 and $2,500, which include multiple sessions with the attorney drafting, the divorce agreement and all other necessary documents. The attorney would also appear on the final court date. The initial half hour consultation is at no charge. Joseph J. Shainess, Attorney & Counselor At Law, 547 Main Street, Middletown. 860-346-0100.

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ELECTRICITY can be dangerous if not used properly. The Rocky Hill Fire Department encourages you to: Look for the mark of a recognized testing laboratory when purchasing electrical appliances or tools. Unplug portable appliances when not in use. Replace worn or frayed cords. Minimize the use of extension cords. If you’re experiencing problems with blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers, have a qualified electrician check your home.

Wethersfield Library Events Computer Classes Wethersfield Library is offering two computer classes on Monday, Jan. 7. All You Need to Know About Email meets at 2:30 p.m. Learn how to send, reply and forward email. Also learn about attachments. Introduction to Microsoft Word (2010) meets at 7 p.m. Learn everything you need to create a letter. You will be shown how to format, layout and print your document. Registration is suggested. You may register in person at the Wethersfield Library or by calling the Adult Services Information Desk at 860-257-2811. You may also email registrations to library@ wethersfieldlibrary.org. Second Saturday Cinema Second Saturday Cinema at Wethersfield Library meets Jan. 12 for a 1:30 p.m. showing of David Lean’s 1945 film Brief Encounter starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard. From a chance meeting on a train platform, a middle-aged married doctor (Trevor Howard) and a suburban housewife (Celia Johnson) enter into a quietly passionate, ultimately doomed love affair, set to a swirling Rachmaninoff score. Registration is not required. Light refreshments are provided by the Friends of the Wethersfield Library. For information call the Library at 860-257-2811, or visit the library. Recess Rocks The Wethersfield Library Children’s Department is pleased to offer Recess Rocks for children ages 5 years and up on Wednesday afternoons at 3:45 p.m. This is a music and movement program designed to get kids fit, encourage natural “feelgood” energy, build self-esteem and to nurture fitness and lifelong healthy habits. The winter session of Wethersfield Library Children’s Department Literacy Classes runs January 14, 2013 through March 10, 2013. Registration is required for Recess Rocks. For registration information or for more information on this and other children’s programs, visit the Wethersfield Library, 515 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, www.wethersfieldlibrary.org/kids.htm or call the children’s department at 860-257-2801.

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Police News 12/13: John Vincent Lahda, 28, of 35 Andover St., Rocky Hill, was charged with possession of narcotics and failure to keep narcotics in original container, police said.

Apt. C1, Hartford, turned herself in on outstanding warratn for second-degree forgery and criminal attempt at sixth-degree larceny, police said.

12/19: Steven J. Rivers, 31, of 92 Osgood Ave., New Britain, was arrested on outstanding warrant for failure to pay or plead, police said.

12/23: Angel M. Roman Jr.,29, of 45 Putnam St., New Britain, was charged with DUI, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, risk of injury to a minor and failure to have lights lit, police said.

12/20: Raechel K. Lallier, 37, of 388 Brimfield Rd., was charged with sixth-degree larceny, police said. 12/20: Evelyn Colon, 40, of 31 Mountford St., Hartford, was arrested on two charged for sixth-degree larceny, police said. 12/22: Michael Lee Register, 24, of 34 Baltimore St., Hartford, turned himself in on outstanding warrant for second-degree forgery and criminal attempt to commit larceny, police said. 12/22: Janice Elizabeth Terrell, 33, of 175 Ashley St.,

12/24: Reginald Greene, 52, listed without an address, was arrested on active PRAWN warrant for failure to pay or plead, police said. 12/27: Yunmei Li, 43, of 191-4 39th St., Fushing, N.Y., was charged with prostitution. Li was held on $2,500 bond with a Dec. 28 court date, police said. 12/27: Robert J. Malecki, 34, of 620 Elm St., Rocky Hill, turned himself in on two outstanding warrants for violation of probation, police said.


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Divorce Mediation: Attorney Joseph J. Shainess has expanded his Practice to include Divorce Mediation. This requires that the Husband and Wife commit themselves to reach an agreement through negotiations with a mediator. The parties do much better with this process and also may save Thousands of Dollars, which would be the cost of a fully contested trial. Fees for mediation generally run between $1,600 and $2,500, which include multiple sessions with the attorney drafting, the divorce agreement and all other necessary documents. The attorney would also appear on the final court date. The initial half hour consultation is at no charge. Joseph J. Shainess, Attorney & Counselor At Law, 547 Main Street, Middletown. 860-346-0100.

Giant Statue: One of the largest indoor sculptures ever made was that of the Ancient Greek god Zeus in about 435 B.C. It was carved out of wood and covered with gold and ivory. It stood in the temple to Zeus at Oympia, Greece.

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The department of Public Works will be picking up Christmas trees for Cromwell residents at curbside beginning, Monday, January 9, 2012 through January 13, 2012 Pick up will begin on the east side of Town and will proceed toward the west. Trees are not to be decorated or bagged. The Town’s crew will make one pass on each public road throughout the entire Town. The Town asks that trees be no longer than six feet (6’) in length and placed by the curb of the road (not in the road) for pick up. Should residents miss the town pick-up, trees may be taken to the Transfer Station located on County Line Drive. Any resident wishing to dispose of their tree at the Transfer Station located on Shunpike Road may do so beginning immediately. There will be no fee charged for the disposing of Christmas trees.

Cromwell Schools January Events District-wide Jan. 8- Board of Education Mtg. 7 p.m. @ the CHS Media Center. Cromwell High School Jan. 11- Student Council Blood Drive in the gym from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 18- “Pink Out” Coaches vs. Cancer boys and girls basketball games 3:309:30 p.m. Woodside Intermediate School Jan. 31- Joint ECS/WIS PTO meeting @ WIS 6:30 p.m. Edna C. Stevens Elementary School Jan. 17- PTO Cultural Fair Event @ ECS @ 6:30 Jan. 31- Joint ECS/WIS PTO meeting @ WIS @ 6:30 Just a reminder: For CHS sporting events, Adult tickets are $5.00 and Senior tickets are $3.00. You can also get a Senior Pass (65 and over) from any one of our school offices or the Central Office that will entitle you to free admission to any school-sponsored event.

Rocky Hill Police News 12/21: Amy L. Dobson, 36, of 224 Old Main St., was charged with sixth-degree larceny, police said. 12/26: Michael P. Hale, 37, of 30 Silo

Dr., was charged with DUI, evading responsibility, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and failure to drive in the proper lane, police said.

State Rep. Christie Carpino helped raise hundreds of dollars for the Salvation Army this holiday season. Carpino, who represents Cromwell and Portland, volunteered as a bell ringer for the organization for the second year, taking an hour-long shift alongside one of their red collection kettles outside the Cromwell Wal-Mart. The state lawmaker collected hundreds of dollars in donations and chatted with constituents about issues tied to the legislature. Wal-Mart agreed to match dollar-for-dollar what Carpino raised during the hour. The matching funds will be given to Jensen’s Fund, a registered 501c3, which was created as a celebration of the life of Jensen Charles Lynn who passed away at the tender age of six in 2003. All proceeds benefit Sir Jensen’s Court playground at Pierson Park in Cromwell. “I am overwhelmed but not surprised by the generosity of our townspeople. Last week, pieces of Cromwell’s Jensen Fund Playground were stolen. Sir Jensen’s Court is loved by all the children in town and this is a wonderful opportunity for these funds to be used by many,” said Carpino.

Cromwell Police News 12/26: Nicholas Latina, 22, of 96 Nooks Hill Rd., was charged with violation of probation, police said.


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“A green home uses less energy and natural resources,” says Todd Blyth at Nudura, the manufacturer of insulated concrete forms. “It creates less waste and is healthier and more comfortable for the occupants. Equally important benefits include lower energy bills, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and less exposure to mold, mildew and other indoor toxins. As a result, the net cost of owning a sustainable home is comparable to the cost of a conventional one.” Take concrete, for example. As compared to wood, concrete walls are far stronger, more efficient, and healthier. “The Nudura system,” says Blyth, “uses Lego-like blocks of reinforced concrete sandwiched between two layers of polystyrene. This system cuts down construction time significantly, creates less waste material, and it virtually eliminates mold, mildew and other toxic emissions produced by buildings structured with wood.

wHailed as an award-winning Canadian contribution to ‘green’ construction technology, Nudura (nudura.com) is now used for the construction of better homes, schools, hospitals, condominiums, hotels, and offices throughout the country and in the United States. Homeowners save money due to durability and energy efficiency -- and the resulting structure is reported to be up to nine times stronger, with far more fire protection, far more sound insulation, and with a potential to reduce energy costs of up to 70 percent.

New Britain remodeled: Duplex. 2bdrm, new paint and floors, washer/dryer hook, Plainville line, convenient to everything. Own driveway. $875/month plus security. 860-965-4117. Glastonbury Colonial Village: 1 & 2 BR flats, townhouses w/A/C, hardwood floors. 24 hr. maint. Newly remod. & fully appl’d kitch. w/D/W, microwave, & granite countertops. Laundry, storage & pool. Rent includes HT/HW & cooking gas. Call 860-633-7131. www.HubRealty.com. wethersfield: Folly Brook Apartments starting at $995. 2 bedroom garden style. Includes heat and hot water, appliances, parking. Small pets welcome. Call 860-529-7893. E.O.H. ASK ABOUT OUR RENT SPECIALS! wethersfield: “Mitchell on The Park”, 55+ or disabled living. Spacious 1 & 2 bedroom apartments. Fully applianced, elevator, Community room, parking. 1 & 2 bedroom from $785. Pet friendly and move in special, 1 month free. 860-233-6281. New Britain: 1bdm. apartment for rent in quiet residential neighborhood close to CCSU. Hardwood floors, lots of storage space, walk-in closet. This is a must see for $595 a month. Call 860-881-0067. Wethersfield for rent: 1 bedroom, heat and hot water included. No pets. Starting at $860/mo. 860-7167669.

two months rent free! Laura Lane, Rocky Hill. Two bedroom second floor, 1050 sq.ft., $1020. Spacious layout, free storage. Call 860-563-7495. wethersfield increase sales: Quiet office, furnished, all utilities, $325/month. Call 860-296-1411, Conte & Lucas Realtors, LLC.

PROPERTY TRANSFERS Berlin 11/13/2012 41 4 Rod Rd Dwyer, Craig; Fetterman, Michele To Petit, Karen M; Petit, William A $124,500.00 11/21/2012 317 Alling St Gordona, Louise To Prevalla, Blerim $160,000.00 11/20/2012 38 Beckley Mill Rd Ohanian, Limnette To Griffin, Patrick $1.00 11/13/2012 211 Dayl Dr Holmberg, Mabel M To Nadzieja, James M $240,000.00 11/30/2012 168 Edgewood Rd R R&Maureen D Cote LT To Avino, Stephen M; Avino, Diane M $430,000.00 11/27/2012 82 Hawthorne Dr Pasinski, Linda; Pasinski, Richard To Marchetti, Melissa $232,000.00 11/27/2012 33 Langdon Ct #E201 Senia, Gregory To Stankevich, Bernard A $158,000.00 11/15/2012 255 Lincoln St Murdoch, Sally P To Le, Dieu; Le, Mai T $207,000.00 11/30/2012 40 Mattabassett St Zuder, Julie; Zuder, Sean To Seiderer, Christopher J $110,000.00 11/14/2012 69 Mildrum Rd Austin, Donald C To Gabrysiak, Eleni K $175,000.00 11/13/2012 37 Peck St Fagan, Sophie To Ramos, Raul $148,500.00 11/13/2012 95 S Ridge Ln Westview Of Berlin LLC To Mills, Brittany M $232,625.00 11/19/2012 1396 Wilbur Cross Hwy Caccamo, Croceann; HSBC Bank USA NA To HSBC Bank USA NA $1.00 11/20/2012 1022 Worthington Rdg Mark C Dorin LT; Dorin, Mark C To Grady, Samantha L; Grady, Patrick R $330,200.00 11/20/2012 1024 Worthington Rdg Mark C Dorin LT; Dorin, Mark C To Grady, Samantha L; Grady, Patrick R $330,200.00 12/03/2012 222 Alling St Talbot Children T; Talbot, Christopher L To Soto, Angel M $129,900.00 12/03/2012 241 Circlewood Dr #31A Lovely Dev Inc To Lowe, Kathryn $434,400.00 RE1

12/10/2012 1344 Kensington Rd Vogel, Christine M To Giliberto, Sebastian; Giliberto, Tina $579,900.00 12/10/2012 33 Langdon Ct #C102 Tewksbury, John To Zelek, Ryan; Kozikowski, Jennifer $152,000.00 12/10/2012 77 Longview Dr Bozon, Janusz R; Bozon, Lidia J To Hugh, David; Hugh, Robin $380,000.00 12/06/2012 56 N Colony Rd Gamelin, Ann C To Waterschoot, Jane F $81,000.00 12/03/2012 38 Peter Parley Row Tobias Steve A Jr Est; Ponte, Christine To Veronesi, Mark T; Veronesi, Mark T $194,000.00 12/03/2012 141 Savage Hill Rd Garrison, Judy; Seelig, Ursula To Anderson, Janice E $189,900.00 12/03/2012 344 Savage Hill Rd Anderson, Evelyn R To Russo, Christopher M $10,000.00 12/07/2012 108 Silver Island Way Silver Island Homes LLC To Premier Partners & Assoc $105,000.00 12/06/2012 26 York Rd Rogers, Lois To Silver Developers LLC $128,000.00

Cromwell 11/13/2012 1 Cherry Hill Ct FHLM To Romano, Jay M; Romano, Michael F $112,500.00 11/19/2012 4 Country Squire Dr #E Bank Of New York Mellon To Hale, Laura E $60,000.00 11/09/2012 518 Main St Hinman, Sara S To Rabis, Michael D; Boulware, Amanda $180,000.00 11/20/2012 17 Mystique Ln J D Bender Homes LLC To Robbins, Fred A; Robbins, Shirley A $272,282.00 11/15/2012 105 Skyview Dr Radzimirski Wojciech Est; Silver, Brian M To Lawrence, Harlan $82,500.00 11/15/2012 105 Skyview Dr Walkowicz, Halina To Lawrence, Harlan $82,500.00 11/13/2012 282 Skyview Dr Owings, John C; Owings, Erika M To Vanek, Renee $130,000.00 11/13/2012 5 Thomas Ct Reed Builders LLC To Anne, Gautam; Anne, Madhuri $565,950.00

11/28/2012 36 Washington Rd Varricchio, Anita R To Adamovic, Aleksandar; Dwyer, Krisanna $213,000.00 11/15/2012 19 Watch Hill Cir Donovan, John R; One West Bank FSB To One West Bank FSB $139,900.00 11/28/2012 82 Willowbrook Rd Coyle, Michael A; Coyle, Jennifer L To Nanowski, Katherine $275,000.00

Middletown 11/26/2012 201 Burgundy Hill Ln Volman Rental Props LLC To Bhura, Rafik; Bhura, Shamin $60,000.00 11/28/2012 267 Burgundy Hill Ln Pantera, Paul D To Samantha Marie LLC $46,000.00 11/27/2012 92 Cynthia Ln #C1 Goncalves, David To Martocci, Mark J; Rataic, Bethany M $105,000.00 11/27/2012 553 E Main St US Bank NA To Khan, Tarek; Khanum, Taslima $140,000.00 11/28/2012 201 Liberty St Williams, Charlotte L To Middlesex Habitat $27,500.00 11/30/2012 54 Reservoir Rd Curridori Marcello Est ; Curridori, Candida To Lemieux, Mark J; Lemieux, Megan L $227,000.00 11/29/2012 115 Ridgewood Rd Franco, Rose T To Morson, Alvin $178,000.00 11/28/2012 33 Villa St Keoppen, Ian A; Keoppen, Gen S To Ogorzalek, Christopher R $35,500.00 12/03/2012 657 Atkins St Wilson, Michele M; Wilson, Charles D To Waszczuk, Janusz; Waszczuk, Dorothy $265,000.00 12/03/2012 Autumn Ln Autumn Meadows LLC To Hayward, Elizabeth L; Hayward, Roger R $249,900.00 12/03/2012 102 Carriage Crossing Ln Footit, Elizabeth J To Forbes, Elizabeth K $90,000.00 12/04/2012 370 Coleman Rd Murphy, Dennis J; Murphy, Eileen M To Crisci, Kevin; Crisci, Erin $270,500.00 12/03/2012 92 Cynthia Ln #E5 Kopylec, Betty L To Markham, Catrina A $110,000.00 12/07/2012 120 Frisbie St Wells Fargo Delaware T Co To Braiden Realty Solutions; Malangone, Elisa M $80,100.00


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12 Reasons To Live Here! 1 bedroom on 3rd floor $750/month. Also available 2 bedroom on 2nd floor. On Hartford/Wethersfield line in the “quiet corner.” Close to shopping, restaurants, banks, medical & parks. On busline & convenient highway access. All new windows, renovated bath & kitchen, laundry onsite. State-of-the-art security & intercom system. Small pets welcome. Rent includes heat & hot water. One year lease & security. Call 860-296-5074. FOR SALE BY OWNER: Beautiful home in Rocky Hill. 4 Bedroom, 2 bath, 1750 sq.ft., new roof, new furnace, updated kitchen, fireplace, office space, screened in porch, deck, very well maintained. Move right in! Please contact 860-805-9013 for more info. APARTMENT FOR RENT: In historic Wethersfield, single occupancy, utilities included, $800/month including utilities. On bus route, close to shopping. 860-4902754 or 860-563-4191. for rent: Newington condo. Two bedroom, 1 bath, Woodsedge. No pets. $1,100 plus utilities. 860-7167669. new britain: 2nd. Floor apartment, in quiet neighborhood, 3 BR. Fully renovated, appliances included. Under priced, negotiable, $1000/plus utilities, security/ references required. A must see!! 860-716-9429.

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> Location: A home’s location is arguably its best or worst selling point. A home in a great location won’t be as difficult to sell as a home in a bad neighborhood. But location goes beyond a neighborhood’s reputation, especially in recent years. Homeowners who live in a neighborhood or development with many foreclosures might find those foreclosed properties are hurting their own home’s value. Lots of foreclosures could negatively affect a neighborhood’s reputation, which might make a home within that neighborhood less attractive to prospective buyers. > Appearance: A home’s appearance is another obvious variable that might affect its resale value. Homeowners might want their home to reflect their own individuality, but that’s not going to help when the time comes to sell the home. If the exterior paint is out of the ordinary, then it might be wise to choose a more traditional or conservative color before erecting the “For Sale” sign out front. The same goes for a home’s interior. If the interior design is especially unique, a more traditional interior decor might help the home sell faster. > Size and style: Another thing to consider when selling a home is its size and style. A home that stands out on the block might be an attention-grabber, but that’s not always attractive to prospective buyers. For instance, a colonial sitting in the middle of a street filled with contemporary homes will stand out, but likely for all the wrong reasons. It will likely appear dated and out of place, which is something buyers might not want. In addition, if the home is considerably larger or smaller than the surrounding homes, then this could hurt its value.

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Well-maintained Colonial with updated eat-in kitchen and baths. Formal living room with fireplace, three bedrooms, enclosed porch and hardwood floors. This is a short sale, work with the bank has already begun. $139,000

EAST HAMPTON

This three-bedroom, one-and-one-half bath Raised Ranch with unfinished lower level features a one-car garage on a cu-de-sac. Property needs a little TLC but worth taking a look. $174,500

NEWINGTON

This three-bedroom, one-bath Cape has been updated and features a remodeled kitchen with SS appliances and ceramic tile flooring. Partially finished lower level. It is ready for a new owner to move right in. $179.900

MIDDLETOWN

This quality-built, active over-55 community offers open-floor-plan single family homes with 1 to 3 bedrooms and optional walkout basement. Kitchens feature granite countertops, ceramic tile and hardwood floors throughout. Price of homes starts at $179,900

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newington: Little Brook Drive, 4 bed Jefferson Split, 2.5 baths, C/air, recent inside paint, 2 car. Quick sale at $288,500. www.finnegan-realtors.com or 860-214-2300. two months rent free! Laura Lane, Rocky Hill. One bedroom, 1150 sq.ft., $985. Free storage, closets galore, spacious layout. Call 860-563-7495. wethersfield, January Jubilation! Get all excited about your year to come in this two bedroom, 2.5 bath condo. Great family room/study off the eat-in kitchen. Extreme value at $177,000. New to market. Call Carl Lucas, CRS, Conte & lucas Realtors, 860-296-1411. Glastonbury Colonial Village: 1 & 2 BR flats, townhouses w/A/C, hardwood floors. 24 hr. maint. Newly remod. & fully appl’d kitch. w/D/W, microwave, & granite countertops. Laundry, storage & pool. Rent includes HT/HW & cooking gas. Call 860-633-7131. www.HubRealty.com.

PROPERTY TRANSFERS 12/04/2012 47 Shady Hill Ln Gogal, Matthew; Kycia, Elaine To Jalil, Shadi M $260,000.00 12/04/2012 177 Trolley Crossing Ln Lessor, Shawn T; Lessor, Candyce M To Wyszynski, Beata $130,000.00

Newington 11/26/2012 45 Amidon Ave Clegg Zeraline C Est; Clegg, John H To Kusio, Myroslawa M $175,000.00 11/29/2012 129 Barnard Dr Citimortgage Inc To Lachance, Mike; Tropea, Joseph $126,333.00 11/27/2012 126 Cottonwood Rd Difiore, Daniel To Grant, Jill; Grant, Christoffer $153,654.00 11/29/2012 38 Harding Ave Citimortgage Inc To Michna, Mark $110,000.00 11/30/2012 102 Hartford Ave Baumgartel, Kenneth W To Greenblat, Emily $177,500.00 11/30/2012 286 Old Farm Dr Peterson Evert R Est; Peterson, Ronald E To Campbell, Michael $145,000.00 11/29/2012 17 Welles Dr Curran, Stephen M; Curran, Melissa A To Bennett, Jonathan $235,000.00 12/03/2012 2 Crown Rdg Shea, Cornelius J; Shea, Mary M To Avocato, Lorraine M $215,000.00 12/03/2012 32 Foster St Eckert, Robert; Eckert, Carol To Gomes, Richard A $249,000.00 12/03/2012 28 Sunrise Cir Zup, Robin To Lopreiato, Melody L $125,000.00 12/07/2012 18 Surrey Dr #B4 Giovino, Michael To Chung, Ahn N $72,000.00 12/03/2012 108 Valentine St Tremblay, Scott R; Tremblay, Kristen A To Shubert, Michael B; Shubert, Catrina R $269,900.00

Rocky Hill 11/30/2012 60 Forest St Derech, William T To Nascimento, Christina R

11/30/2012 82 Lavender Ln Angello, Gary A; Angello, Joan M To Ramy, Brian R; Ramy, Jessica D $436,000.00 11/30/2012 56 Murphy Dr Bilal, Abdul R; Rehman, Neeru To Bilal, Abdus S; Bilal, Fatma $585,000.00 12/07/2012 200 Annes Ct Sovereign Bank NA To Vinci, Paul C $324,000.00 12/03/2012 1601 Briarwood Ct Maynard, Marcia L; Maynard, Deborah A To Magnano, Robert J $171,900.00 12/03/2012 601 Gray Fox Ln Demissie, Michael S; Abesha, Desta A To Gandhi, Niket; Gandhi, Nupur $224,000.00 12/03/2012 6 Hickory Ln Robers, Jay F To Terzis, Betsy $174,000.00 12/07/2012 77 Highland St Patel, Shetal B; Patel, Jayesh To Proko, Taulant; Shapte, Matilda $316,000.00 12/04/2012 125 Partridge Dr Tummillo, Robert A; Tummillo, William L To Sweeney, Kelly Ann $215,000.00 12/07/2012 25 Peria Dr Batista, Maria J To Azhar, Ghulan A $725,000.00 12/04/2012 9 Rachel Dr Veerareddy, Ushasree; Kasireddy, Vijaya K To Hasan, Mahbub; Hasan, Nazmun $332,000.00 12/05/2012 1975 Silas Deane Hwy Christian Book Store Inc To 1975 Silas Deane Hwy LLC $491,500.00

Wethersfield 11/28/2012 1310 Berlin Tpke #403 Ferreira-Feliciano, Danie; Feliciano, Ana M To Collette, Maurice R; Collette, Cecilia E $75,000.00 11/27/2012 101 Brookside Cir Duarte, Antonio J; Duarte, Georgina N To Morrison, Natalie $157,500.00 11/27/2012 3 Fernwood St Robert J Stevens RET; Stevens, Richard To Arsu, Ozgur $199,000.00 11/30/2012 311 Main St Ciampaglia Raymond C Est; Ciampaglia, Nancy L To Cavoli, Eric A; Bravo-Cavoli, Rosalynn C $305,000.00

11/30/2012 349 Nott St Domian, Keane C; HSBC Bank USA NA To HSBC Bank USA NA $1.00 11/30/2012 28 W Ledge Dr Valenti, Giuseppe; Valenti, Aurora To Feinstein, Mark; Feinstein, Kathryn $430,000.00 12/06/2012 15 Bobwhite Hl Bazzano Carmelo A Est; Cultrera, Linda To Violette, Michael D; Violette, Kristen G $310,000.00 12/03/2012 85 Broad St Pomroy, Robert C; Pomroy, Richard W To Peltier, Dylan F; Rapacz, Andrea V $385,000.00 12/03/2012 129 Cloverdale Cir Guerrera, Maria A To Clark, Shawn W; Valentin, Omaira $265,000.00 12/04/2012 78 Goff Brook Cir George W Moore 3rd RET; Moore, George W To Carbone, Michael R; Moore, Katelyn A $240,000.00 12/04/2012 24 Harvest Hl Digirolamo John S Est; Slyne, Martha M To Digirolamo, Angeline $150,000.00 12/03/2012 69 Judd Rd Lazeren, Kathy A To Delorm, Andrew $190,000.00 12/03/2012 33 Olney Rd Philips, Margaret L To Donofrio, Marissa R $170,000.00 12/07/2012 105 Prospect St Ostafin, David M To Figueroa, Sandra $180,000.00 12/03/2012 40 Trivet Ln Benashski, Richard A; Benashski, Kathryn S To Maltese, Michael J; Maltese, Kristen L $349,000.00 12/03/2012 113 Waters View Dr Greeno, Walker J To Scribner, Jeannie M $9,151.00 12/04/2012 111 Wilmont St Eddy, Nola A To Mendez, Valeria $170,000.00

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Flame Our beloved Flame was abandoned years ago, left to live on the streets. I rescued her hoping to find her a loving home, instead fell in love with her and kept her. She was a blessing from God, the most loving and gentle cat and we miss her so much.

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DeeDee is an beautiful dilute calico. She is only 14 weeks old and fully vetted. DeeDee is in need of a little nurturing since she did not have a lucky start to life. She loves to be held and is very receptive. She’s ready to be your little princess. Please call 860-828-5287. ADOPT LITTLE TOMMY. Little Tommy is an adorable little boy. He is a bit of a free spirit and likes to do things when he feels like it. He prefers to be around men and will sit in your lap for quite a while. He will require a bit of patience at first but he will warm up and truly love you. He is seven months old. Please call 860-828-5287.

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ADOPT EEBIE. Eebie is a very sweet Pit Bull Terrier. She is energetic and always happy. Eebie is a strong girl who is very food motivated and picks up commands easily. She longs to please. She is great low key dogs and excellent with people. No food aggression. She is very sweet and submissive. She’s been waiting for a long time for a family that has experience with this strong, loyal breed. Please call 860-518-1071 Critter Sitters of Newington: Daily/Vacation In-Home Dog/Cat Care, Overnight Pet/House Sitting. Bonded/insured/experienced. Pets stay safe, healthy & happy while you’re away. Visit us online at WWW.CRITTERSITTERSCT.COM or call 860-306-2334.

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Paco is a 1 year old, neutered male, buff and white domestic short hair cat. Paco is such a sweet, handsome boy who really just wants a family of his own. He can be a little shy at first but as soon as he warms up to you, he will show you what a loving boy he is. Paco will appreciate your attention and care by rolling over and stretching out to show his contentment. Please consider adopting Paco – you’ll be so glad you did!

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ADOPT EMMETT. Emmett is a sweet, wonderful boy! He is a handsome buff orange tabby that’s had it rough. Emmett is absolutely enjoying being inside at safe at last. He is well mannered, a gentleman, good with other cats and good with the little dog he lives with. Emmett tests positive for FIV but he is healthy. Please get the new research on FIV at langefoundation.com and call 860-828-5287.

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ADOPT DONNER. Donner is a Boxer/Pit Bull mix. His face will make you melt with his little under-bite and constantly wagging tail! He is polite, good with other dogs and loves to be with people. Give the gift of a home. Please call 860-828-5287. You can view him on www.fobac.org.

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ADOPT KEMPER. Kemper is a very handsome, orange tabby with a big attitude. He is large and as playful as a kitten. Kemper gives love bites so an experienced cat parent is needed. He is fine with other cats. You can view him on www.fobac.org. Please call 860-828-5287. "

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Shayna is a sweet 2 year old torti who has been waiting for a long time for her forever home. She likes to be petted and is playful. Shayna needs to be the only cat in the house because she does not like other cats. Dogs also scare her. She would be fine with children 8 years and older. She likes to sit in your lap when she is in the mood, but does not like to be held. She is an independent cat who is very sweet and loving. She has been in a small metal cage for 6 months because she is too scared of the other cats. Please give Shayna the love and home she deserves. Contact Catales at info@catales.org or 860-344-9043.

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Noel was surrendered by someone who could not properly care for him. He was extremely underweight and is so grateful to be getting regular meals. He is VERY sweet and good with other dogs. Noel is a good dog and doesn’t even jump. He would love an immediate home where he can continue to grow and develop. Please call 860-828-5287.

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Divorce Mediation: Attorney Joseph J. Shainess has expanded his Practice to include Divorce Mediation. This requires that the Husband and Wife commit themselves to reach an agreement through negotiations with a mediator. The parties do much better with this process and also may save Thousands of Dollars, which would be the cost of a fully contested trial. Fees for mediation generally run between $1,600 and $2,500, which include multiple sessions with the attorney drafting, the divorce agreement and all other necessary documents. The attorney would also appear on the final court date. The initial half hour consultation is at no charge. Joseph J. Shainess, Attorney & Counselor At Law, 547 Main Street, Middletown. 860-346-0100.

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P/T Cashier Needed: Busy convenience store. Flex schedule. Southend Hartford. Experience preferred. Apply in person at 84 Airport Rd., Hartford or call 860-296-2639.

MAINTENANCE SUPERINTENDENT MIDDLETOWN/ DURHAM: 1-3 years experience needs to repair/fixing household items, to be on site at a residential community. To perform building and grounds maintenance, minor electrical & plumbing repairs. Must like people. Benefits. Send letter to PMC, PO Box 712, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. FT Skills trainer position: Available to work with brain injured client in Manchester. Weekdays/daytime hours. HS Diploma or equivalent and 2 years experience or Bachelors Degree and 1 year experience working with ABI. Behavior management experience required. Reliable transportation required. Please fax resumes to 860-4567417, email to: jobs@projectgenesis.us or mail to: Project Genesis, Inc., P.O. Box 799, Willimantic, CT. 06006. EOE/AA front desk attendant: Full or part time. Need to provide customer service in sports/health related field. Computer skills in Excel, Word and Social media venues, updating files, contract and billing needs. Maintain clean environment for customers. Please send resume to PMC, P.O. Box 712, Rocky Hill, CT., 06067 or send resume to: manager2433@snet.net P/T Cashier Needed: Busy convenience store. Flex schedule. Southend Hartford. Experience preferred. Apply in person at 84 Airport Rd., Hartford or call 860-2962639.

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LIBRARIAN: Adult services substitute. Required: ALAMLS; excellent customer service & computer skills & SIRSI/Dynix experience. Weekdays, evenings & weekends. $27.34hr. Send letter of application & resume to Pam Kelly, Adult Services Dept. Manager, Wethersfield Public Library, 515 Silas Deane Hwy., Wethersfield, CT 06109, or email to: pkelly@wethersfieldlibrary.org with subject line Substitution Position. No phone calls. AA/ EOE/M/F.

HOMEMAKERS/COMPANIONS: Needed to help elderly persons in their homes. Local area. Must have car. Tender Living Care, Inc., 860-633-9335. EOE Reg. #HCA.0000131.

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seeking emt’s: Newington Volunteer Ambulance is currently seeking EMTs to fill open positions. If you’re a certified EMT-B or EMTIntermediate and want to use your skills, contact us at 860-667-5825. Leave a message or stop by 71 John H. Stewart Drive and pick-up an application. Please remember to pull to the right for green lights. Ambulance corps members use green lights to respond to emergency medical calls. looking for personal care assistant/aide: To work 2 11pm.-7am. shifts per week. I am in a wheelchair. Please call 860-258-0422 or860-759-4909. william raveis real estate: is seeking exceptional Real Estate Agents for their Wethersfield office. For confidential appointment call Micki Gebhardt, 860-258-6202. looking for personal care assistant/aide: To stay with me during snow storms, I am in wheelchair. Please call 860-258-0422 or 860-759-4909.

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Wethersfield Can’t Come Back Against Maloney by Mark DiPaola The Maloney High School basketball team (2-2) withstood a fourth quarter Ryan Peterson-led Wethersfield (2-2) comeback to seal a 70-61 win on Eagles turf last Thursday night, Dec. 27. The Eagles played well, turning a 12-point third quarter deficit into a fourth quarter tie, but their Spartan opponents were just a little bit better. Maloney’s offensive onslaught was fueled by a 32-point effort from senior guard Jahlil Askew. “He passes the ball too, it’s not just like he’s out there shooting on every one [possession],” said Spartans head coach Howard Hewitt after the game. “He got into the lane. He passed the ball inside to the bigs. He was obviously our best player out there.” Peterson had 27 points for the Eagles, including a fourth quarter run in which he hit three-pointers on two back to back possessions, and proceeded to sink the game tying free throw. The Eagles surged in the third quarter after finishing the first half down 34-23. When Wethersfield began catching up-they closed the deficit to six at one point-Jahlil just put his foot through the accelerator. He hit a three-pointer with about 4:55 left in the third to make it

Wethersfield had Maloney on edge in the final quarter of the game, but the Spartans pulled away in the final minutes.

39-30, and then another at around the 7:40 mark to put the Spartans up by 12, at 47-39. “Shooters have to shoot,” Jahlil said after the game. “I was confident.” But Wethersfield would not go quietly, and Peterson was the Eagles’ loudest player. It started when he stole a pass going up top and took the rock to the rack to make it 42-34. Next he showed off his shooting with back-to-back threes of his own putting the Eagles within two, at 49-47, and Peterson would hit a couple of free throws on the next Wethersfield possession to make it 49-49. “They’re tough,” Hewitt said. “They keep coming at you. Then they started knocking in the threes.” Wethersfield foul trouble, along with tenacious Spartan rebounding, would eventually help Maloney pull away, and stay ahead to seal the win. The Eagles face undefeated Newington (3-0) at home this Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

The Eagles comeback attempt in the fourth quarter couldn’t surpass Maloney.

Hall-Southington Crushes Rocky Hill-RHAM on the Ice The Rocky Hill-RHAM Terriers were no match for the Hall-Southington ice hockey team last Thursday, Dec. 27, with a 10-3 defeat at the Veterans Memorial Rink in West Hartford.


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