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Vol. 60, No. 14

April 4, 2013

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Vendor and Craft Fair

Over 50 quality vendors and crafters. April 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Portland High School, 95 High St., Portland. Free admission, babysitting, face painting and little girls’ manicures; prom attire discounts, chair massages, food, raffles and more. Bring a friend, shop and enjoy our event. If you have any questions, please email Kathi.thorell@gmail.com. 3/14/13

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Recipes Wanted

The Wethersfield Farmers Market, in our continuing effort to bring healthy food and lifestyle choices to the communities we serve, is publishing a cookbook featuring recipes with ingredients found at Connecticut farmers markets. We are asking the public to submit their favorite recipes. Recipes may be submitted for these categories: breakfast & baked Goods, appetizers & beverages, soups & salads, vegetables & sides, main dishes, desserts & treats, and miscellaneous – Your name and town will be published to credit a recipe, or no attribution can be requested. The deadline is April 21. The market opens for the season on May 16. Send recipes via email to recipes@wethersfieldfarmersmarket. com or by mail to: Wethersfield Farmers’ Market, c/o Town Hall Planning Dept., 505 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, CT 06109. For information call 860-578-8650. 4/4/13

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The Newington Children’s Theatre has opened enrollment for their Summer Theatre Arts Programs. Their four-week (June 24-July 21), full day program (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) for kids, ages 8-15, gives participants the opportunity to learn and strengthen their musical theatre skills by working with acting, dance and music instructors in preparation for a fully-staged production of the Roald Dahl classic, Willy Wonka, with public performances July 18-21. Cost: $995. A deposit of $400 is required to hold your child’s spot. Not quite 8 years old? NCTC is offering a two-week half-day program for kids, ages 5-8 running July 8-July 21. Participants will learn basic musical theatre skills in preparation to become part of the ensemble in the full-day program’s production of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka. Cost: $200. A deposit of $100 is required to hold your child’s spot. This summer, NCTC is also offering a two-week full-day program, running July 22-August 4. A truncated version of NCTC’s four-week program, kids, ages 8-15, will work with acting, dance and music instructors in preparation for a fullyproduced one-act musical, Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. Cost: $475. A deposit of $200 is required to hold your child’s spot. All sessions will be held at the NCTC Performing Arts Theatre, 743 North Mountain Rd., Newington. For more information, call 860-666-6282 or visit www.NCTCArts.org. 3/14/13

Wethersfield Historical Society

April 8: John Potter will present “It Was the Hardest Trial of My Life,”  the 16th Connecticut Regiment in Southern Prisons. Keeney Memorial Cultural Center, 7 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission $5, free to historical society members. April 28 Concert: “Dianne Mower In Song,” at 4 p.m. at Keeney Memorial Cultural Center, 200 Main St., Wethersfield. Dianne will be joined by guitarist Norman Johnson and a gifted ensemble. Special guest will be Colin McEnroe. Admission is $22 adults, $20 for historical society members. Reservations are not necessary. For more information, call 860-529-7656. 4/4/13

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WHS Bottle Drive

Support the Wethersfield High School band, orchestra, and color guard on Saturday, May 4, from 8 a.m. – noon. Bring your returnable bottles and cans to Silas Deane Middle School’s Silas Deane Highway entrance where student and parent volunteers will be available to assist you. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to support our high school instrumental music program.

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The Central Connecticut Health District is offering free gardening education classes, consisting of four sessions, each covering a different aspect of vegetable gardening, including education on recommended amounts of sunlight per plant participants wish to grow, which soil compound is best for certain plants, and the difference between cold weather and hot weather fruits and vegetables so participants can have an expansive experience with their garden. The second class discusses how to plant a garden providing participants with sufficient education to choose a ground garden, container growth, or raised-bed garden. The third class involves hands on planting including education on organic growing methods, pest control, composting, and feeding your plant’s soil. The fourth and final class involves education on daily garden maintenance while garden is in use and winter maintenance to ensure the health of your garden for next season to conclude the program. Classes will be held at one of two locations: Comstock Ferre, 263 Main St., Wethersfield, or Stonehedge Landscaping and Garden Center, 1616 Willard Ave., Newington. Session 1: April 9, 16 and 23, 4-6 p.m. at Stonehedge Landscaping and Garden Center, conducted by Linda Olson, Master Gardener Session 2: April 10, 17 and 24, 6-8 p.m. at Comstock Ferre, conducted by Barry Avery, Master Gardener Session 3: April 4, 11, 18, 25, 6-8 p.m. at Comstock Ferre, conducted by Doreen Garcia, Master Gardener Classes are open to residents of Berlin, Newington, Rocky Hill, and Wethersfield. Pre-registration is required by March 27. Call Lori DiPietro, Health Educator, at 860-721-2824. 3/21/13

IAC Scholarships

The Scholarship Committee of the Italian American Celebration & Parade Committee (IAC) has announced its scholarship program for the academic year 2012-13. Scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded to high school seniors in the Greater Hartford area that meet the criteria and guidelines. Recipients must be of Italian heritage, ranked in the top 30 percent of their graduating class and have a grade point average of at least 2.8 on a 4.2 scale. Applications and further information can be obtained from the school guidance counselor or principal’s office. Deadline is April 19. The recipients will be selected by a Scholarship Committee headed by Professor Dario Del Puppo of Trinity College Language Department, Hartford. The scholarships to be awarded recognize the honorees of our Columbus Day Celebration in October 2012. The honorees included: Lina Lombardo (Parade Grand Marshall)-President, Floridian Ladies Society; Antonio Faienza – Owner, Universal Ceramic Tile Design Center; Paolina Kavanagh – Director, Cuor d’ Italia. The 58th annual celebration honoring Columbus this year is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 11 through Monday, Oct. 14. For more information contact I.A.C. Chairman, Al Marotta at 860-712-1300. 3/14/13

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Vacation Bible School

As you make your summer vacation plans, set these dates aside: August 5-9, 9 a.m.noon! Get ready for a riproarin’ good time at SonWest Roundup, this summer’s Vacation Bible School theme at Hilltop Covenant Church, 82 Hicksville Rd., Cromwell. All children, ages 3-11 are invited. For more information, please call the church office at 860635-4032. 3/14/13

Military Whist

The St. John Ladies Guild will hold a Military Whist on Wednesday, April 10, at 6:30 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church Hall, 31 Newington Ave., New Britain. Mark your calendars for this great event….bring your friends. Instructions on how to play this card game are given the night of the event…it’s easy to learn and great fun! $5 donation at the door. 3/28/13

Spring Classic Car Show

Wethersfield Chamber of Commerce First Annual Spring Classic Car Show Co-hosted with the Over The Hill Gang, Saturday, April 20, (Rain Date April 21), 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Trophies given, goody bags for the first 100 registrations, great shops, great food, great raffle. More information at www. wethersfieldchamber.com. 3/21/13

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Help Team Negron kick cancer with Relay for Life while you Zumba! Saturday, April 13, and Sunday, April 28, 10-11 a.m. at t he Mortensen Community Center, 131 Cedar St., Newington. $12 at the door; cash or checks accepted. Contact us at teamnegron26@ gmail.com. 4/4/13

SSK Flea Market

Vendors needed for Saturday, May 18, Wethersfield flea market in the Marshall’s Plaza. Call 860-571-6660.

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The Music Man

Martin Kellogg Middle School presents The Music Man. Benefit performance by teacher cast Thursday-Friday, April 4-5 at 7 p.m. Tickets $8. Saturday, April 6, at 1 and 7 p.m. Tickets $8. For ticket info: 860-31-0208 or chargarcia@ymail.com 3/21/13

“Exteriors Are My Specialty And Interiors My Masterpiece”

Sunday, April 14, 12-4 p.m. Reservations required. Three seatings: 12-1; 1:30-2:30; 3-4. Kellogg-Eddy House, 679 Willard Ave., Newington. 860666-7118 or NGTNHeritage@ aol.com. www.NewingtonHistoricalSociety.org. Admission: current members, $5; nonmembers, $10; seniors, $8.

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Council Sends Budget on to Public Hearing by Mark DiPaola A list of adjustments that included a revised Board of Education expenditure increase pushed the Newington Town Council’s proposed budget to the public hearing phase of the approval process at its meeting last Thursday, March 28. On school-related spending, the Council and the Board of Education have agreed to a $1.05 million increase, up 4.34 percent from last year. The original proposed budget of $107.82 million now stands at a proposed $105.26 million, after the adjustments. Newington Superintendent of Schools William Collins’ original proposal called for $67.14 million total, although both parties expressed satisfaction with the compromise. “I can safely say that at this level, we’ll be able to fulfill all the mandates, and that is a significant part of what we’ve had to deal with this year,” said Board of Education Chairman Marc Finkelstein during the

meeting. The soon to be enacted Common Core State Standard--oriented education reformswhich need to be implemented by July of this year--include workshop-style instruction and rigorous teacher evaluation and training. Although the Board of Education has not determined how, specifically, the allotted funds would be distributed over the scope of the district’s needs, both Council and Board of Education members were confident that the proposed budget can accommodate them. “I think it’s a fair number,” said Councilor Jay Bottalico. “Of course we can’t tell them how to spend the money, but I think they’ll meet all the mandates.” A $25,000 allotment for elderly tax relief that was approved in November has been raised to $31,000, based on projections. The benefit, which was added to the budget as a tentative component, was part of a $50,000 split between veteran and senior

residents. Amongst the proposed reductions to the budget was $9,875 saved by postponing the hiring for an information technology (IT) position for two months. “This is a very important position,” said Newington Town Manager John Salomone. “I certainly understand we had to cut coststhis was a compromise.” Salomone is hoping to fill the position by Sept. 1. Despite the snow pileup caused by the latest blizzard, the town was able to save $76,800 that would normally go toward enhanced salt, Salomone said. “Although we had a lot of snow this year, there weren’t a lot of individual snow storms,” he said. “We store what we don’t use, and we’ve stock piled enough--as long as we don’t get another blizzard in the next couple of weeks.” Adjustments also included the transfer of accumulated money from Capital Non-

Recurring Funds to go toward easing the tax burden on Newington residents. The Council has opted to put $130,000 from the Fenn Road Access Road fund for this purpose. A tentative expenditure reduction plan distributed last week by Council Republicans called for a $480,000 transfer from that fund. Fifty thousand will come from the Radio Replacement Reserve-down from the proposed transfer of $128,620, the entire amount accumulated in the fund. The Council will transfer $37,500 of the $113,000 that has accumulated in the Traffic Signalization Reserve, and $30,000 will come out of the Drainage Improvement fund. “We’re not depleting these,” said Newington Mayor Stephen Woods. “We’re going out of our comfort zone to ensure we get the least amount of burden on the taxpayers.” The Council will hold a final public hearing on the budget at 7 p.m. Thursday night in Council Chambers.

Toll Brothers Files Suit Against Conservation Commission by Mark DiPaola The public hearings might be over, but the Cedar Mountain saga will continue in the courtrooms. Following the Newington Conservation Commission to reject a Toll Brothers development proposal for the open space, the company has decided to sue. Toll Brothers filed its suit against the Commission early last week, according to Newington officials. The company’s latest move comes amidst a tight, and at times testy, budget season in which Town Councilors are already trying to handle escalating costs and reduce expenditures. Now, the potential for mounting legal fees has been added to the list.

Little Lambs Coming to Saint Mary School Saint Mary School in Newington has announced the expansion of its Pre-School program. The new facility will open in September and will now offer fullday programs for three year olds as well as its existing full day program for four-year-olds. Half days will also be offered for both age groups, if parents are interested in this option. Another addition to the school is the opening of a Kindergarten Readiness class. This will serve as a stepping stone for children who are beyond the traditional Pre-Kindergarten program but are not quite ready for Kindergarten. In addition to the new classes that are available, the new space will allow for many more openings in the school’s popular Pre-K. It will be housed in the former convent building which is, conveniently, right next to the main school and will allow easy access to both. Last year, the school’s admissions director stated that the Pre-K program had a waiting list and had to turn down students because of space limitations. Saint Mary School is an elementary school offering quality, 21st century education for children in Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade. Enrollment for the 2013-14 year is currently underway. For more information, or to schedule a tour, call 860-666-3844 or visit the school’s website at www.stmarynewington.com.

Democrats Seeking Candidates The Newington Democratic Town Committee is seeking individuals who are interested in running for public office this November, particularly, Town Council and Board of Education. If you would like to submit your name for consideration, please send in a letter of interest to: Nominating Chair, Newington Democratic Town Committee, P. O. Box 31005, Newington, CT 06131-0035 You may also contact Town Committee Chair Carol Anest at 860-490-6561.

The Conservation Commission voted down the Toll Brothers Cedar Mountain proposal, citing a limited statutemandated timeframe within which they had to sift through a litany of new testimony and developments as to whether or not a controversial rock removal method, known as blasting, would negatively impact wetlands in the area, amongst other environmental issues that had brought concerned residents to the hearings in droves in the months leading up to the decision. Another concern was the presence of the endangered Swamp Cottonwood tree species, which was reported by representatives from REMA, the independent environmental expert brought in as a second opinion to Toll Brothers’ Dru Associates.

The decision process was in itself problematic when miscommunication between Commission Chairman Philip Block and the other members caused the body to vote, accidentally, in favor of the application. Dissenting commissioners had thought that they were voting for a litany of conditions, which would apply if the application was approved, they had discussed at length during the days leading up to the vote. On the advice of Newington Town Attorney Peter Boorman, the Commission took the vote again, that time rejecting the proposal to the joy and relief of the residents packing the seats of Council chambers. Boorman, as well as Toll Brothers, could not be reached for comment regarding the lawsuit.

21st Annual Home and Business Showcase and Taste of Newington The Newington Chamber of Commerce presents the 21st Annual Home and Business Showcase is scheduled for Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Taste of Newington is scheduled from 12 to 2:30 p.m. This event takes place at the Newington High School gymnasium, 605 Willard Ave. The Showcase is sponsored by Clinical Laboratory Partners LLC, and the Taste of Newington is sponsored by R&M Auto Services LLC. Gold sponsors include: Taylor Therapy Center, Casasanta & Associates LLC, Nutmeg State Federal Credit Union, Newington Town Crier, and The Rare Reminder. A $3 entrance fee is required and a portion of each ticket will be donated to the Newington Department of Human Services Food Bank. We will have visits from Rocky of the New Britain Rock Cats, Martial Arts Demonstrations, and The Home Depot’s Childrens’ Workshop. Additionally, Childrens’ Author Sandra Mattucci will be at the Showcase signing, reading, and selling her books. Sandra Mattucci will be there from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please check her out at her website at www.sandymattucci.com. Door prizes will be selected throughout the day. You can also visit booths from local businesses and local community organizations as well. Shuttle service will be provided by Middlewoods of Newington, from the North parking lot to the entrance (south side-gym doors). Questions? Call the Chamber Office at 860-666-2089!

Letters to the Editor Upcoming Newington Meetings Thursday, April 4 Town Council Public Budget Hearing, 7 p.m. Town Hall- Room L101 Town Council, following Public Budget Hearing Town Hall- Room L101 Zoning Board of Appeals, 7p.m.

Town Hall- Room L101 Tuesday, April 9 Town Council, 7 p.m. Town Hall- Room L101 Wednesday, April 10 Town Planning & Zoning Commission, 7p.m. Town Hall- Room L101

Swing into Spring Fashion Show

Hosted by the GFWC/Newington Wethersfield Woman’s Club. Sunday, April 28, 12 - 4 p.m. at the Sheraton Hartford South Hotel (formerly  Rocky Hill Marriott), 100 Capital Blvd., Rocky Hill. Raffles, silent auction, door prizes. Tickets are $35. For tickets or information, call 860-257-7177 or 860-665-7981.

Dear Editor, In the ongoing discussion about our pending new budget, some Democrats have suggested recently that we can tolerate higher taxes because our tax rates are lower than similar towns in Connecticut. Newington is blessed to have a higher than average number of businesses on the Berlin Turnpike and throughout town who pay a lot of taxes to supplement what residents would pay in property tax. Thanks to those businesses, our property tax rate is lower than surrounding towns and that fact should not be used as an argument for residents to pay higher taxes. As a Democrat who supports our teachers and town services, I believe we should only raise taxes as deemed absolutely necessary and not simply to have parity with other town’s rates. Mitchell K. Page


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Non-tenured Teachers Wait on Budget Approval by Mark DiPaola The Wethersfield Board of Education is waiting for the word on whether or not its proposed 2013-14 school budget will garner approval by the Town Council, and for the 36 non-tenured teachers that have been handed non-renewal notices, the decision can mean the difference between getting their jobs back, and not. The notices are distributed to non-tenured teachers whose contracts that-as of now-have not been renewed. If the Board of Education’s entire budget is approved, the district will have the money to bring them back. “We’ve submitted a budget that preserves all of these positions,” said Board of Education member Martin Walsh

after the meeting Tuesday, March 26, “but the Council has the final say. We want all the people back.” The Board of Education voted to forward its 2013-14 proposed $53.45 million budget, a 3.57 percent increase from last year’s figure, along to the Council for approval in its last meeting March 12. The administering of the non-renewal notices is procedural, but in a time of belt tightening and increasing costs, it is a line nobody likes to be walking. Although Emmett and Walsh could not pinpoint an exact figure for what it would take to reinstate the teachers, Walsh is not expecting a lot of wiggle room. “I don’t think you have to cut our budget very much before you start cutting people,” Walsh said.

State law stipulates that the superintendent is required to hand out the notices no later than May 1. “Having delivered them myself, each one of the notices, it’s not my favorite thing to do,” Wethersfield Superintendent of Schools Michael Emmett said after the meeting. Emmett and the board are hoping to avoid what happened two years ago, when budget slashing forced them to lay off teachers. In 2011, the board saw a 0.22 percent expenditure decrease, prompting the elimination of the positions. “It’s just the nature of the beast when the bulk of your budget is salary and benefits,” Walsh said.

Eagle Scout Collecting Donations for House of Bread by Mark DiPaola A local Eagle Scout is coordinating an aid effort to lend a helping hand to the homeless and unemployed this spring. Wethersfield resident and Kingswood Oxford High School student Frank Bruno, 17, is launching a campaign to collect donations--mostly food and toiletries--for The House of Bread, a soup kitchen and homeless shelter in Hartford. “I have always wanted to help people in need and I felt that one of the best ways to assist the homeless would be to coordinate my Eagle Scout Project around them,” Bruno said. “I was researching homeless shelters around the Hartford area and became familiar with the House of Bread.” The House of Bread provides a number of servicesincluding meal servings, day shelters and both permanent and temporary housing. “My mom and I decided to visit and I instantly loved the idea,” Bruno said. “I was able to meet the people who regularly come in for meals, as well as the House of Bread staff. I knew at that moment that these were the people I wanted to help.”

His campaign will run through April, although Bruno has said that he is willing to stretch it into May if need be. As the lone Eagle Scout organizing the effort, Bruno will be collecting donations door-to-door, although he is considering the use of the Emerson-Williams School in Wethersfield, as well as his own Kingswood Oxford School in West Hartford, as drop off locations. The items will be transported in one trip to House of Bread when the campaign is finished. “I feel that it is more personal if I pick up the items and speak with the donators myself, so that I can thank them in person to show them how much I appreciate their efforts,” Bruno said. “Therefore, there are no set donation spots as of yet, but I look forward to the challenge of gathering the donations myself and testing my leadership abilities.” He will, however, have some help. Bruno is planning to enlist some of his fellow Eagle Scouts to assist him with passing out flyers and canvassing local grocery stores. The House of Bread’s soup kitchen, which serves anywhere from 300-400 meals per day, is looking for a variety of items, including trash bags, napkins, tin foil, rubber gloves, paper towels and dish soap. The kitchen is also ask-

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TOWN OF WETHERSFIELD Wethersfield, Connecticut 06109 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED BUDGET APRIL 15, 2013 TO: The Chairperson and Members of the Town Council and Town Manager Pursuant to Sections 305 and 705 of the Charter and Section A180-3 of the Internal Rules of Procedure, and at the direction of Mayor Donna H. Hemmann, you are hereby notified that 2013-2014 BUDGET Meeting of the Town Council will be held on Monday, April 15, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers, 505 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, CT 06109 on the following:

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The Wethersfield Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation, known as “Dollars for Scholars,” was founded in 1974 by Dr. Philip Sehl and the late Felix Babel to provide one-time scholarships to Wethersfield residents who are graduating seniors and plan to pursue any form of post-secondary education. This nonprofit organization is managed completely by volunteers and funded entirely by donations from local residents and businesses. Over 95 percent of all available funds are distributed to students who meet national Dollar for Scholars’ guidelines. Scholarships are based primarily on financial need, scholastic achievement, community service and educational goals. Since its founding, Dollars for Scholars has awarded over $2,306,300 in scholarships to more than 2,770 students! Dollars for Scholars LEGAL NOTICE OF needs the support of individual ADOPTION citizens as well as local busiTOWN OF nesses now more than ever to WETHERSFIELD reach our goal. All donations are gratefully At the Regular Meeting of accepted. An individual scholApril 1, 2013, the Town arship can be awarded in your Council of the Town of name or in the name of a loved Wethersfield adopted the one in amounts of $500 or more. following: This year, the Awards Program RESOLUTION FOR A will be held Wednesday, May GRANT FROM THE 22, at the Pitkin Community CONNECTICUT STATE Center. It is a special night for LIBRARY FOR THE Wethersfield residents and our HISTORIC graduating seniors, and we enDOCUMENTS courage all donors to attend. PRESERVATION Please help us continue to supPROGRAM port the students of Wethersfield and send your donation The full text of these today to: P.O. Box 290338, documents are available Wethersfield, CT 06129-0338. for public inspection in the Town Clerk’s Office. Checks should be made payable to “Dollars for Scholars” Dated at Wethersfield, and are fully tax deductible to Connecticut this 2nd day the extent permitted by law. For of April 2013. questions, contact Brian Elmer at 860-550-0849 or Mary DavDolores Sassano ersa at 860-529-2711. Town Clerk

Superintendent Emmett presents the Board of Education Budget Town Manager Bridges presents the Town Budget Public comments on Public Hearing of Proposed Budget only will follow. Dated at Wethersfield, Connecticut this 19th day of March, 2013. Attest:_________________ Dolores G. Sassano Town Clerk 040413

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ing for food items such as vegetable oil, sugar and margarine, according to a flyer that Bruno has mailed to Wethersfield residents. Another service the organization provides is Kids’ Corner, which provides meals to 450 children ages 6-12 on a daily basis. Amongst the food items Kids’ Corner is seeking are penne pasta, cereal, canned vegetables, powdered milk, mashed potatoes, and spaghetti sauce. “We can always use donations over at that site,” said House of Bread Co-Director Maureen Faenza. “I think it’s great that he thought of us and is thinking of the needs of those who are less fortunate.” Suggested donations for the House of Bread’s day shelter includes shampoo, laundry soap, razors, shaving cream, tooth brushes, tooth paste, socks and spray deodorant. Full lists for all three of the organization’s services can be found on the flyer that Bruno has sent out. Anyone interested in making a donation can contact Frank Bruno at 860-994-5123 or at frankkbruno@gmail. com.

Wethersfield Library Events Friday Drop-in Play Time

Wethersfield Library offers a drop-in playtime for children and their parents, grandparents or caregivers Fridays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. A librarian will share a story and song at 11 a.m. No registration is required. For more information about this and other programs for children call the Children’s Department at 860-257-2801 or visit www. wethersfieldlibrary.org/kids.htm.

Friends of the Wethersfield Library Spring Book Sale

The Friends of the Wethersfield Library will hold their spring book sale on Saturday, April 6, and Sunday, April 7, at the library. Book sale hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Sunday only fill a bag for $5. The Friends provide the bags. Choose from a large selection of fiction and non-fiction books, audio books and more. All proceeds from the book sale support the work of the library. www.wethersfieldlibrary.org, or call 860-257-2811.

Computer Classes

Wednesday, April 10, at 1:30 p.m., the library offers a class on “Freading.” Learn how to use the latest downloadable eBook service available from Wethersfield Library. The service allows unlimited checkouts for any title. “Introduction to Microsoft Excel (2010)” will meet at 3 p.m. Learn the basics of a spreadsheet program. You will be taught how to enter data and format cells. These classes are conducted in a lecture format. 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.

Saturday Stories

The Wethersfield Library offers Saturday Stories for preschoolers at 10:30 a.m. Drop-in fun with books, songs and movement for the whole family. Registration is not required. For more information about this and other programs for children call the Children’s Department at 860-257-2801 or visit www. wethersfieldlibrary.org/kids.htm.

Author Robert H. Steele

Author and former Connecticut Congressman Bob Steele will discuss and sign his new novel, The Curse: BigTime Gambling’s Seduction of a Small New England Town, at the Wethersfield Library on Tuesday, April 9, at 7 p.m. Steele’s novel begins in 1637 with the massacre of the Pequot Indians and a Pequot sachem’s curse aimed at the young English soldier who is about to kill him. The story then jumps 350 years as the soldier’s 13th-generation descendant becomes embroiled in a battle to stop a fictional Indian tribe from building a casino that threatens his town and ancestral home.  Robert H. Steele is vice chairman of an international retail marketing agency and has been a director of numerous companies. A graduate of Amherst College and Columbia University, he served in the CIA and Congress, and was a candidate for governor of Connecticut. He lives with his wife in Essex. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. Registration for this program is suggested. Please call 860-2572811 to register or for more information.


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Conflict of Interest Alleged on Council PLA Vote by Katelyn Kelleher Allegations of a conflict of interest on the March 18 Town Council vote in favor of utilizing a project labor agreement (PLA) on the Rocky Hill High School renovation project surfaced during public comment at Monday’s Council meeting. Before the March 18 vote, which passed 5-4, Deputy Mayor Timothy Moriarty, an instructor at the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC) facility in Yalesville, said he stands to receive no financial benefit as a result of the town utilizing a PLA agreement on the high school renovation project. A PLA allows unions to determine the wage rates and benefit of employees working on a project.

“I would argue that when there’s a potential financial gain from an activity that one should recuse himself to avoid a potential conflict even if [unable] to trace a direct financial gain. The appearance itself should recuse a councilor from taking action,” said Councilor Frank Szeps before the March 18 vote. Then-mayor Anthony LaRosa added he cannot tell any councilor to recuse themselves. Monday, resident Krista Mariner said she believes Moriarty’s vote constituted a conflict of interest because Moriarty’s students “are union members who could financially benefit from this project now that a PLA is involved” and “I assume Mr. Moriarty receives financial compensation from UBC in the form of a paycheck.” She added Moriarty serves on the executive board of

UBC Carpenter’s Union Local 43. Mariner cited two November votes in which Moriarty recused himself due to a conflict of interest--on both the Council and the Building Committee votes to award an architectural services contract to Friar Associates of Farmington. “Why would the PLA decision be any different from the architectural services vote for the high school?” Mariner said. “March 18 Mr. Moriarty was a deciding vote for the PLA. If he had recused himself, the vote would have been 4-4, which I assume is a denial,” Mariner said. “By not recusing himself and fully disclosing conflicts of interest, Mr. Moriarty may have put the Town Council in a legally vulnerable position.”

Proposed 2013-14 Budget Reflects $3.63 Million Increase by Katelyn Kelleher Rocky Hill’s proposed 201314 budget, as recommended by Town Manager Barbara Gilbert last week, reflects for a 5.46 percent increase over the current fiscal year budget. The $66.48 million proposed total budget is a $3.63 million increase in spending, which includes town operations, the Board of Education, debt service and the Capital Improvement Program.

The $29.94 million proposed town operating budget reflects a $1.48 million, or 4.93 percent, increase over the current fiscal year. The $31.66 million proposed Board of Education budget is a $1.46, or 4.85 percent, increase over the current fiscal year. The town’s debt service is $1.68 million, a $447,624, or 21.0 percent, decrease. The capital improvement program has been in creased by $1.13 million, or 55 percent, to $3.19 million, “and is

reflective of only a portion of the schools. The new hires would The Town Council will hold items needed after years of hold- allow existing officers to be as- its next budget workshop Wednesing the line,” Gilbert said in the signed as SROs. The addition of day, April 10, at 6:30 p.m. at Town the officers has the backing of Su- Hall. proposal. Gilbert’s proposed mill rate perintendent of Schools Mark Zito increase is 0.8, or 3.08 percent, to and Police Chief Michael Custer. 26.7 mills. Cora J. Belden Library Spring Vacation Activities Four additional police officers are added in the recto protect the hopes, beliefs and ommended budget, at a cost Monday, April 15 Build-A-Rama imagination of children all over the of $255,000 plus benefits, to 10:30 a.m. -noon world. implement full-time school resource officers (SROs) at Let your imagination carry you each of Rocky Hill’s four away! Drop in to build with blocks, Thursday, April 18 plastic bricks and more. Ages 3 and Stories with Cathy @ 10:30 a.m. up. Registration not required. For ages 2 and up with an adult Registration not required. Wednesday, April 17 Playgroup Plus Saturday, April 20 Come for stories and songs at Cinema & Craft Saturday 10:15a.m. and stay to play until Drop in 10:30a.m.-4p.m. to make 11:30a.m. a craft. For ages 3 and up with an For babies, toddlers and preschool- adult. (While supplies last) ers with an adult. Registration not required Family Matinee @ 2 p.m. Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away Family Matinee @ 2 p.m. (PG) 91 minutes Rise of the Guardians (PG) 97 min- Director Andrew Adamson teams utes with producer James Cameron to When an evil spirit known as Pitch bring the magic of Cirque du Solays down the gauntlet to take over leil to the big screen in this original the world, the immortal Guardians story. must join forces for the first time

Softball and Baseball Fundraiser a Success!

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The Rocky Hill High School softball and baseball teams want to thank the families, coaches, friends and supporters who attended and contributed to their annual pasta dinner fundraiser March 22. The teams sold 228 tickets for the event! The student athletes helped to serve dinner, provided homemade desserts and cleaned up at the end of the evening.

Rocky Hill Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration ends on April 11. Registration is by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please call 860-258-7701 ext. 177 or email kennisont@rockyhillps.com. Children who will be five years old on or before Jan. 1, 2014 are eligible for Kindergarten and should be registered at the school where they will attend. Kindergarten Registration will take place at the Stevens Elementary School on Mondays and Tuesdays between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. on the following dates: April 8, 9. Stevens Elementary School is located at 322 Orchard St. Kindergarten Registration will take place at the West Hill Elementary School on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. on the following dates: April 4, 10, 11. West Hill Elementary School is located at 95 Cronin Dr. Registration packets are available to parents/guardians via the RHPS website, www.rockyhillps. com, or pick up at the schools or central registration, located in the Board of Education, 761 Old Main St., Suite 231. Or, email kennisont@rockyhillps.com. Please refer to the registration packets for required student and residency documentation. For questions, please refer to RHPS website or call Thomas Kennison, Residency/Registration Coordinator at 860-258-7701 Ext. 177 or email kennisont@rockyhillps.com.

Cora J. Belden Library has a new resource that uses technology to make tracing family trees easier. Ancestry® Library Edition, a webbased reference tool distributed by ProQuest, will allow you to start exploring your roots by searching a surname. Anyone can come into the library to dig into Ancestry Library Edition’s millions of records – as far back as the 1400s. The library is responding to a growing interest in family history that’s captured not only Rocky Hill but America as a whole. A new nationwide survey shows 73% of Americans want to learn more about their roots, up from 60% in 2000. Twenty-five percent of those surveyed became interested after searching for a family surname online, pointing to the increasing popularity of Internet-based genealogy. “More and more of our patrons want to explore their past and these resources make it easy and convenient,” said Carole Fisher, Assistant Library Director. “We expect this to be one of our most popular services.” Ancestry Library Edition is available on the library’s Internet stations located in the reference area of the library. However, Fisher says

to get the most out of the experience, come prepared with a list of ancestors to research. “Make a list of the names of every direct ancestor you can think of,” she advises. Once connected to Ancestry Library Edition, you’ll find a friendly opening screen that asks for the name of the person to be searched. Key in the name, click on “Search” and Ancestry Library Edition scans its vast selection of U.S. federal and state census data, birth, marriage, and death records, military records, Social Security death records, and immigration lists. It also includes an extensive collection of information from the U.K., including images census records and civil registrations. Additionally, probate records dating back to the 1500s are included from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. The information you find are pieces of a puzzle that you’ll assemble. These records have “clues” to the past – places where ancestors lived, names of relatives, birth or death dates, etc – that lead to more information. Names can be added to form the “tree” or searched to find more clues. For more information call 860258-7623 or visit www.rockyhilllibrary.info/


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American Legion Open House

The Newington American Legion post 117 will hold an Open House for new members Tuesdays, April 9, 16, 23 and 30. The legion is open to all who served in any branch of the service during any major conflict going back to its founding in 1919. There are many benefits available to members of the American Legion. Women are also welcome, so stop by the post between 1 and 9 p.m. on the Corner of Willard and Stoddard avenues. For further information, contact Senior Vice Commander of POST 117 Tom Shields at 203-317-0522. 3/28/13

Spiritualist Church Service

Sunday, April 14, 10:30 a.m. Pamela Marie Edmunds will serve the Church of the Infinite Spirit located in The Masonic Hall, 80 Walsh Ave., Newington. For more information, visit http:// newingtonspiritualistchurch.org. Edmunds will also present a “Trance Mediumship: How Do You Do It?” workshop from 1-3 p.m. $20 fee. Edmunds will provide insights into trance mediumship and give individuals an opportunity to try it for themselves, working with one participant at a time, and with as many participants as time will allow, using simple hypnosis.

Newington Art League

The April general membership meeting of the Newington Art League will be Wednesday, April 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Newington Senior and Disabled Center on Cedar Street. This month’s demonstrator is Susan Fox, whose specialty is egg tempera. The art league will mark its 30th anniversary with a year-long celebration, showing members’ artwork in the town hall lobby in conjunction with the town-wide art show in April. A reception will be held Wednesday, April 24, at 5:30p.m. and will feature a bake sale fundraiser for the annual scholarship fund. To find out more, visit www.newingtonartleague.org or call Pat Tanger (president) at 860-666-5026.

Cool Congregations’ Challenge

April 10, from 6 to 9 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church, 124 Maple Hill Ave., Newington, will host an information session on the Cool Congregations’ Challenge, a 12-month contest that encourages the faith community to respond to global climate change through energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy. Supported by the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund and Interfaith Power and Light, the program is designed to educate and encourage people of faith and their communities to reduce their carbon footprint in meaningful and sustainable ways. RSVP by April 5 to office@gracechurchnew.org.

‘PAWsta’ Dinner

The Cromwell Dog Park Committee will be hosting its third ‘PAWsta’ Dinner Saturday, April 13, at Coles Road Firehouse, Cromwell. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner served at 6 p.m. Adults, $15; children $7. For tickets, donations or info. contact Maria at Doggie Castle, 197 Shunpike Rd., 860-635-0111; Cheryl at Cromwell Animal Control, 5 West St., 860-635-2256 ext. 29; or dogpark@cromwellct.com. All proceeds benefit the building of an off-leash fenced-in dog park in Cromwell. 3/28/13

American Golden Oldies Night

Saturday, April 6, 7 p.m. “American Golden Oldies Night” presented by Sal Basile at Trinity Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 300 Main St., Wethersfield. Desserts and coffee/tea provided. Admission is $10 at the door. Benefits outreach programs. 3/21/13

St. Mary Women’s Club

For its April meeting, St. Mary Women’s Club will have a Communion Brunch, catered by All Occasions Caterers, Sunday, April 7, in the Church Hall. It will begin immediately after the 10 a.m. Mass. All members are asked to meet in the Baptistry before Mass and to process in and sit together as a group. This year, we are celebrating the 75th anniversary of our women’s club, and we encourage all present and former members to come to this special event. Other parishioners are welcome to attend. The cost of the brunch buffet is $13. Guest speakers will be Grace Banach and Julia Arntsen, UConn students and members of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), who will share with us some experiences from their very recent mission trip to an orphanage in Honduras. For reservations for the brunch, call Madeline at 860-666-9329 by Wednesday, April 3. 3/21/13

Wine & Beer Tasting and Auction

Saint Mary School, 652 Willard Ave., Newington, will host its 5th Annual Wine & Beer Tasting and Auction Friday, April 5, from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., and tickets may be purchased in advance for $20, or at the door for $25. We will feature select wines from Italy, France, Portugal, Spain, Argentina, USA, and highlighting Polish beer and Thomas Hooker ale. Please join us for an evening of wine and beer tasting, passed hors d’oeuvres, live music and the chance to bid on a large array of silent auction items. Don’t miss Brad Field, Chief Meteorologist at NBC-30, who will emcee an extended live auction portion of the evening! Call 860-666-3844, with any questions or email stmaryschoolct@gmail.com. All proceeds to benefit Saint Mary School. 3/7/13

Hartford Gaelic Athletics

Sunday, April 7, at 1 p.m., the Hartford Gaelic Athletic Association will have a newcomers clinic and registration at the Irish American Home Society, 132 Commerce St., Glastonbury.  We are looking for boys and girls  age 4-15 years old to play on Gaelic football, hurling, and camogie (girls hurling) teams. No experience needed, everyone is welcome. We have openings for our adult (16 and older) men and women Gaelic football & hurling teams. Please bring your birth certificate if you are registering for the team. More information is available on our website (www.hartfordgaa.com) or on the Hartford GAA page on Facebook. Also contact Mary DaMotta at 860-881-5092 with any questions. 3/28/13

Atwater-Donnelly Concert

Sunday, April 7, at 3 p.m., St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 371 Wolcott Hill Rd., Wethersfield, presents duo Atwater - Donnelly. Based out of Rhode Island, this husband-wife team has been entertaining and educating crowds all over the U.S. for over 25 years. Providing a unique blend of traditional American and Celtic folk music and dance, they employ an astounding array of instruments including the mountain dulcimer, guitar, banjo, mandolin, tin whistle and harmonica. Also included in the act are limberjacks and an impressive display of clogging and dance. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for kids under 16, available at the door or by calling 860-529-5397. 25 percent of all proceeds will go to Wethersfield Social Services camperships. 3/21/13

Memorial Day Parade Donations

Newington, like so many other cities and towns, proudly honors our veterans every Memorial Day with parades and ceremonies and is fortunate to have many willing and able volunteers that help make them possible. But we also require funds of $9,000-10,000 to help pay for bands, flowers for living and decreased veterans, police, etc. The Newington Memorial Day Parade Committee is asking for your assistance in through donations. A donation of any amount is appreciated and will go a long way in bringing the Memorial Day Parade to Newington. You may send your donation to: Webster Bank, NA, Attn: Tom Guzzo, 1120 Main St., Newington, CT   06111. This year’s parade will be May 25.

Friendship Force of CT Club

New membership dinner Sunday, April 14, by the Friendship Force of CT Club, www.ffconnecticut.org. Carol DeLeppo, a one-woman show, will depict, in period dress, Mary Todd Lincoln’s Life. The program begins at 3:30 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church of Wethersfield, 300 Main St., Old Wethersfield. This year we celebrate 35 years of making a difference to global goodwill with club exchanges and travel around the world. Dinner will be provided following the event. Reservations can be made at friendshipforcect@gmail.com, or call Sally at 860-668-2942. 4/4/13

“King & Queen of Hearts” Dance

The Friends of the Eleanor Buck Wolf Nature Center’s 11th annual spring dance fundraiser is Friday, April 5, from 7 to 11:30 p.m., at the Pitkin Community Center, 30 Greenfield St., Wethersfield. This year’s dance will feature live music by The Players Club (www.the-players-club.net), a tea cup auction, light refreshments, non-alcoholic beverages and drink set-ups for BYOB. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Friends. For advance sales, to reserve a table for your group, to volunteer for the event, or for more information, call 860-529-3075. 3/21/13

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New membership dinner Sunday, April 14, by the Friendship Force of CT Club, www.ffconnecticut.org. Carol DeLeppo, a one-woman show, will depict Mary Todd Lincoln’s Life at 3:30 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church of Wethersfield, 300 Main St. We are a nonprofit group founded, in part, by President Carter and introduced to then Governor Grasso. This year we celebrate 35 years of making a difference to global goodwill with club exchanges and travel around the world. Dinner will be provided following the event. Reservations can be made at friendshipforcect@gmail.com, or call Sally at 860-668-2942. 3/21/13

Wethersfield Library Book Sale

Friends of the Wethersfield Library Book Sale, Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, April 7, 1-4 p.m. (bag sale) at 515 Silas Deane Hwy. Thousands of books: children’s, teens, adult; fiction & non-fiction. 860-529-2665.

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The Wethersfield Parks and Recreation Department, in collaboration with Connecticut Outfitters, Metropolitan District Commission and UNICO of Wethersfield, will be sponsoring a Good ‘Ole Fishing Derby Saturday, April 13, from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Spring Street Pond, Wethersfield. Raindate: Sunday, April 14. This event is open to children in grades K–6. No experience necessary! Bring your own fishing pole and bait. Bait will be available to purchase on-site. Pre-register online, by mail or at the Parks and Recreation office. Connecticut Outfitters will also be accepting registrations. Connecticut Outfitters will host a free “Instructional Clinic for Kids” Thursday, April 11, from 6– 7 p.m. Call 860–571-8986 to reserve a spot. For additional information, contact Parks and Recreation at 860-721-2890.

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Replacement Window Workshop 

Want to save on your heat and A/C bills? Trying to figure out what’s right for your home? Low-E, argon, triple pane, wood, vinyl, fiberglass? Wethersfield Adult Education is holding a Replacement Window Workshop Wednesday, April 10, from 7-9 p.m. to help you answer your questions. View our catalog and print a registration form on the Adult Ed link of the Wethersfield Public Schools website: www.wethersfield.k12.ct.us. For more information, call 860-571-8250. 3/28/13

Tai Chi Session

A new 10 week session of Tai Chi begins Friday, April 5, 1:30 p.m. at Portland Senior Center. Tai Chi is a program of slow moving exercises that help to promote great balance, stress management and relieves stiff joints. Tai Chi is recommended by the Arthritis Foundation. Classes are open to beginners and continuing students, men and women age 50 years plus. $40 for the 10-week session. To pre-register, call 860-342-6760. 3/28/13

Italian Film Series

Pranzo di Ferragosto, Mid-August Lunch) 2008, Italian with English subtitles, Friday, April 5, 7 p.m. at Silas Deane Middle School Auditorium, Wethersfield. Sponsored by the Wethersfield High School Italian National Honor Society in cooperation with the Italian Culture Center of Education and the Wethersfield Chapter of UNICO. The evening is made possible by the generous support of Franco Cianfaglione, Agent, State Farm Insurance, Rocky Hill. 3/21/13

Vegetable Gardening Program

Advanced Master Gardener Linda Olson will present her “Veggie Gardening” program at the Newington Public Library Wednesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. Olson, owner of SkyDancing Garden Design, will share the basics of good, productive vegetable gardening. A door prize will be given at the end of the program! Register at the Library or by calling 860-665-8700. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 4/4/13

Cromwell Memorial Day Parade

The Town of Cromwell and the American Legion Carlson-Sjovall Post will be hosting the annual Memorial Day parade and service in downtown Cromwell Thursday, May 30, at 6 p.m. Any organization or group interested in participating in the parade and other events is welcome to contact event coordinator Al Barrieau at 860-529-3665 or write to P.O. Box 77, Cromwell, CT 06416-0077. Deadline for registration is May 1. 3/21/13

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The Trinity Parish Spring Dance will take place Saturday, April 27, at Trinity Episcopal Church’s Parish Hall, 300 Main St., Wethersfield from 7 to 11 p.m. We will be dancing to the music of Dually Noted. Guests may bring their own snacks and beverages. Dessert and coffee will be served. For tickets call Mary at 860-529-4986 or Barbara at 860-295-0622. Tickets are $15 per person. All proceeds will benefit Trinity’s Music and Outreach Programs. 3/21/13

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WELCA Women of St John’s Lutheran New Britain will be hosting a Pasta Lunch on Sunday, April 14, as a fundraiser for World Vision, a Christian/humanitarian organization. Enjoy Sunday dinner with all the fixins! Tickets are $8/adult; $3/children 11-14 by calling the church office at 860-225-4653. 4/4/13

Casino Bus Trip

Newington High School 2013 All Night Graudation Celebration Charter Bus Trip, for those 21 and older, is Saturday, April 6. Bus leaves NHS parking lot promptly 5 p.m. and departs the casino at 11 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person (make checks payable to “NHS Graduation Celebration”). Cost includes $10 bet voucher and $15 food coupon. For information contact Carolyn Ganley at 860-690-4464. 3/21/13

Attention Crafters

Yankee Peddler Fair Nov. 23, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Rental fee of $40 for eight-foot table and chair. Handmade crafts only. Advertising on radio, Internet, newspapers and local businesses. Berlin Congregational Church, 878 Worthington Ridge, Berlin. www.berlincongregationalchurch.org or email tinaagagner@aol.com for application.

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Ten Years of Panthers Football

Cromwell Panther Football invites everyone to come celebrate our 10 years of varsity football. Come and reminisce with past and present players and coaches June 14, 6:30- 11 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza of Cromwell. $50/person; $40/alumni. There will be raffles, dinner dancing and a silent auction. CPFC- P.O. Box 226, Cromwell, CT 06416 or cromwell.panthers@gmail.com.

Free Programs at Adult Education

Are you ready to earn your high school diploma? There are three ways to succeed with Middletown Adult Education: GED preparation classes, independent study and classroom instruction are offered. Choose the program that is best for you. Free day and evening programs, 398 Main St., Middletown. Ongoing enrollment with no charge for area residents. 860-343-6048 or www.maect.org. 3/14/13

Comic/Mime Show

The Hye Angels of Holy Resurrection Armenian Church will present Robert Rivest, a captivating comic/mime Saturday, April 6, at 2 p.m., 1910 Stanley St., New Britain. Rivest uses humor and brings laughter to relieve stress and promote wellness to organizations. Admission is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information, contact Shannon Bagdigian at hyeangels@usa.com. Open to the public.

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Pot Roast Dinner

Partnership for Sharing is sponsoring their Pot Roast Dinner on Saturday April 20, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Third Congregational Church, 94 Miner St., Middletown. Price: Adults $10 Children 10 and under $5. This is an all you can eat dinner. Take-outs available. 3/28/13

Mom2Mom Sale

Saturday, April 6,, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free admission. Gently used and new children’s clothing, books, games, toys, large equipment area (strollers, high chairs, large toys), refreshments and more! Proceeds benefit Crayons for Cancer and St. Paul’s Children and Youth Ministries, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 371 Wolcott Hill Rd., Wethersfield. For more info., contact Cathy, 860-478-6918. 4/4/13

Military Whist

The Military Whist, sponsored by Alpha Delta Kappa, Alpha Chapter of Newington, will hold its annual whist gathering at Newington High School April 24. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and $5 tickets can be purchased at the cafeteria door. Refreshments will be served 6:30-7 p.m. Raffle and door prizes will be available. For more information contact Beverly Pelletier at 860-568-0292. 2/28/13

St. Paul’s Fashion Show and Tea

Sunday, April 14, at 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church, 371 Wolcott Hill Rd., Wethersfield. $12/ person. For tickets, call Janet Vasel, church secretary, at 860-529-5397, or Winnie Sawrun at 860-529-7588. Fashions provided by the Dressbarn of Rocky Hill. Tea and desserts will be served. 4/4/13

Joe Wroblewski Your Medicare Health Insurance Specialist Joe has specialized in the Medicare Marketplace for over 15 years. He is licensed and certified to represent most of the Medicare insurance companies. If you are turning 65 years old, losing employer coverage, or need extra help with Medicare prescription drug coverage, please call Joe. Get a FREE no-obligation consultation to discuss your Medicare choices and options. These include Medigap supplements, Advantage plans, Hospital Indemnity plans and the Medicare Savings Program. 040413

Blood Drive

American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Wethersfield United Methodist Church, 150, Prospect St. Held in the Family Life Center. Thursday, April 18, from 1:30-6:15 p.m. Food provided. Please call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE or sign up online at www. redcrossblood.org to make your appointment to donate. 4/4/13

The Lions Club of Newington will be sponsoring a community Vision Screening at the Newington Senior & Disabled Center Thursday April 11, from 4 to 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. Appointments are required and you must be at least 18 years old to participate. Please call 860-665-8778. For more information on the Lions Club, contact Secretary Meri Beatrice at 860-667-3833 or visit us on Facebook! 4/4/13

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The Central CT Acoustic Musicians Society Meetup is sponsoring an Open Mic April 12 at 7:30 p.m., hosted by The Newington Knights of Columbus, 171 Pascone Place (entrance in rear), Newington. 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. 3/28/13

Hilltop Runners

Hilltop Runners is a running/walking group in Cromwell that meets Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. at Cromwell High School, 34 Evergreen Rd. All abilities are welcome. Walk on the track or run/jog on the road. For more information contact Jim at jhite81@sbcglobal.net or 203-645-2317. “Like us” at www.facebook.com/hilltoprunners.

Military Whist

Thursday, April 4, First Congregational Church of Cromwell will host a Military Whist. No experience necessary, though a knowledge of Setback is helpful. There will be door prizes, raffles and refreshments. You can bring your own group of four or join a group forming when you arrive. $5 entry. The doors open at 355 Main St., Cromwell, at 6 p.m., play will run from 7-9 p.m. Call the church office weekdays, 860-635-4806. 3/14/13

TOPS Weight Loss Group

Interested in losing weight? Need some help and support? Join us at the TOPS, Cromwell membership meetings, Tuesday evenings 6:30-8 p.m., Cromwell Town Hall, 41 West St., second floor, suite 219. “TOPS” (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) est.1948, is a national, non-profit, weight loss organization. www.tops.org. 3/14/13 g

NVFC Pasta Dinner

eThe Newington Volunteer Fire Company #3 will hold its 4th .Annual Pasta Dinner Fundraiser May 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Newington High School. Tickets are $10 for Adults, $5 for kids (5-12) and seniors. Come out and support Newington’s bravest. For tickets or more information, contact Lt. Kris Lubas at 860770-3545 or kristoffelubas@sbcglobal.net.3/21/13

Vacation Bible School

As you make your summer vacation plans, set these dates aside: August 5-9, 9 a.m.- noon! Get ready for a rip-roarin’ good time at SonWest Roundup, this summer’s Vacation Bible School theme at Hilltop Covenant Church, 82 Hicksville Rd., Cromwell. All children, ages 3-11 are invited. For more information, please call the church office at 860-635-4032. 3/14/13

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Mom2Mom Sale, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 371 Wolcott Hill Rd., Saturday, April 6, 9 a.m - 1 p.m. Gently used and new children’s items. Six-foot table, $20. Large equipment area. Contact Cathy at 860-478-6918. 3/14/13

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Dump runs and other odd jobs You call we haul!! No job to big or small. Dump runs and other odd jobs, small tree and brush removal, basements, garages, and storage units, or whatever you can come up with. Spring cleaning discounts offered. Call Sebastian, 860-221-5282.

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Tree & Hedge Service: 30% off Spring work. Tree removals, stumps, bush trim or removal, hauling, crane work. 30 years life long local business. Insured, references 860-666-8418; 860-729-6820. professional painting: Interior, Exterior, Popcorn, Hardwood Flooring, Power Washing, Tiling, etc. Free estimates. 860-529-2318.

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The Wethersfield Farmers Market, in our continuing effort to bring healthy food and lifestyle choices to the communities we serve, is publishing a cookbook featuring recipes with ingredients found at Connecticut farmers markets. We are asking the public to submit their favorite recipes. Recipes may be submitted for these categories: breakfast & baked Goods, appetizers & beverages, soups & salads, vegetables & sides, main dishes, desserts & treats, and miscellaneous – Your name and town will be published to credit a recipe, or no attribution can be requested. The deadline is April 21. The market opens for the season on May 16. Send recipes via email to recipes@wethersfieldfarmersmarket. com or by mail to: Wethersfield Farmers’ Market, c/o Town Hall Planning Dept., 505 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, CT 06109. For information call 860-578-8650. 4/4/13

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$19 quickie computer diagnosis: Virus? Damaged? Slow? Let our computer doctors give your PC a quickie diagnosis. Customer’s love us! PC America, 21 New Britain Ave., Rocky Hill 860-529-1777. Two men and a van: Will clean your attic, cellar, garage, or yard. Also fix what may be broken. Call for appointments. 860-478-2150. PAINTING: Interior/exterior, power washing, good pricing, with references available. Great job. Please call Paulo 860-8971735 or Manoel, 860-7067479. KEEP GOD FIRST PLACE: Joy & Peace will follow. Jesus Loves You.

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Thank you for saying you saw it in The Rare Reminder 4/4/13 Handyman: Absolutely anything needing fixing, installing, building. Carpentry, plumbing, electrical, painting, etc. Small jobs by the hour welcome. Examples: Dripping faucets, toilets, doors, windows, lights, switches, walls, floors, molding, fans, disposals, tiling, gutters, roofing. Quality work, fair prices, insured since 1995. HIC-563707, 204029P-1, 193164E-1. Make a list. Bob’s Home Services, LLC. 1-800-755-5592. electrical services: Licensed, handle all types of wiring- Commercial and Residential. Up Grade Service. Reasonable rates. Call anytime, 860-721-9010. License #104527. window washing: Start your day with sparkling clean windows. $6.00 per window and $7.50 per window and storm. Residential and commercial. Over 25 years experience. Fully insured. Call 860-345-2681. J&S masonry, LLC. home improvement, painting: Chimney Repair, Tile, Stone Walls, Brick Walls, Bluestone, Steps, Sidewalks, Patios, Paving, all kinds of masonry. Tree service. Interior, exterior painting, home repairs. No job is too small. Call John, 860-796-0006. dump runs, clean outs: Junk, appliances, brush, etc. removed from basements, garages, attics, yards, houses, condos, businesses. Serving Middlesex and Hartford Counties. 860-388-9362. S.D. HOME IMPROVEMENT LLC: Specializing in carpentry and roofing. Reasonable prices, professional work. License #0604199. Insured. For free estimates call Shawn, 860-632-5960. zigas painting & powerwashing LLC: Residential, interior/exterior. Ceilings are our specialty! Senior discount. Licensed/insured. Free estimates. Call 860-2235803. DOYLE’S LANDSCAPING: Spring clean-ups, residential and commercial mowing, hedge trimming, mulching, fertilizing, gutters cleaned. Reasonable and reliable, fully insured. 860-209-8174. chimney repairs: Repointing, flashing, masonry repairs, waterproofing, stainless steel chimney liners, chimney cleaning. Senior discounts. Insured. Ct. lic. #575553, CSIA certified. Free estimates. Call Strictly Chimneys, 860-829-0128. electrician: For all your electrical needs. Service upgrades, additions, troubleshooting, swimming pools, etc. Reliable & dependable. Fully insured, CT Lic #103115. Call Nick @ 860-989-9522. ED’S LAWN CARE: Spring clean ups, hedge trimming, pruning shrubs, shrub removal, mulch and stone work, foundation plantings, gutter cleaning, mowing commercial, residential. Licensed and insured. 860638-7233. ARBORVITAE SPRING SALE!: 6.5ft Dark green American or Emerald for beautiful privacy border. Delivered and planted only $67.99 each or 8ft $109.99. www.cttrees. com, 860-712-5359. PRO-STRuX LLC.: Concrete and site development, commercial and residential. Renovations, foundations, sidewalks, stairs, retaining walls, patios. License #0633684, insured. Call Dan 860-803-5812.

hardwood floor SANDING & refinishing: New installs, sanding & refinishing, “Call About Our Sanding Specials” Lic. & Insured. Call John, 860-659-7427.

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garage doors: Garage door installation or repair. Garage door openers installed. Please call Gary Redekas (American Excellence LLC. License #511752). 860-658-4504.

GARAGE DOORS AND OPENERS: Sales and Service. Install your door. Install your opener. Please call Affordable Doors, 860-649-0727 or 860-559-6770. CT. Lic. #551140.

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ABOVE GROUND SWIMMING POOL LINER REPLACEMENTS: Keep the kids cool and happy. Call John 860-329-2970, for an affordable estimate. ANTONI & SON LLC: Over 35yrs. of experience in masonry work. We specialize in stone and brick work: Chimneys/fireplace, walls, patios and walkways. Family owned and operated, licensed/insured. LIC#0612580. Call for your free estimate 860-832-8377. SPRING CLEAN-UPs: Lawn Mowing, Thatching, Aeration, Lawns Repaired and installed by Dirt & Stone Landscaping & Design 860-665-0156, www.dirtstonelandscapes.com. LIC#0575706. madison movers: All size moves, reasonable rates. Load/Unload Pods. Experienced. Neat. Careful. Great references. Call 860-205-4457.

Kitchens Storm Repairs Rec Rooms Bathrooms Roofing Full Remodeling & More! Alan Soucy Home Improvement 860-657-6462

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paper dolls: Quality wallpapering and wallpaper removal. Free estimates. Licensed, insured, over 30 years experience. Call Joan, 860-685-0604 for all your wallpapering needs. T&T custom Carpentry & Remodeling: For all your home improvement needs. Siding, roofing, windows, doors, additions and more. Excellent references available. We now accept credit cards. Call now for a free estimate: 860-747-5262. CT HIC#602024. FOR SALE: Xmark 21” lawn mower Honda engine, purchased 5/09, $600/OBO. 860-666-3985. carpenter for hire: All types of remodeling and repairs, kitchens, bathrooms, painting, tilework, replacement windows, doors. We do it all. Fully insured, Lic # 538604. Free estimates. 860-665-7946. YARD CLEAN-UPS: Bed clean up, yard debris removal, hedge trimming, clearing rough areas in yard, mulch bed overhaul. Insured. Call Russell Giller Services. 860250-7326.

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AN EXPERT Will Rototill your garden: At your convenience for less than a rental. $40 most gardens. Call Ray 860-758-7799.

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Masonry, Carpentry, ceramic tile: Brick, block, chimneys, concrete, pavers, roofing, siding, decks, framing, alterations, stairs. All work handled professionally. Licensed #0556219, Barry 860-471-6303.

estate sale in beautiful townhouse, 26 Chaplin Street, Newington Ridge, Saturday and Sunday from 8-3pm. FOR SALE: Murray 13.5HP, rider mower. Asking $400. Call 860-539-6192.

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bye-bye pest: Wildlife, Mole & rodent control services; trapping, animal proofing, humane removal, damage repair, clean-up. Call Adam, 860-229-7378. Reg. #B2626, Lic. #NO988. RESIDENTIAL LAWN AND GARDEN MAINTENANCE: Specializing in residential lawn and garden maintenance, Premier Property Maintenance offers weekly mowing, seasonal cleanups, trimming, organic fertilizing etc. Fully insured! Owner does all the work, Estimates can be given over the phone or by email. FIRST LAWN CUTTING IS FREE WHEN YOU SIGN UP FOR WEEKLY LAWN CUTTING SERVICE! 860-205-8761. Premierproperty@cox.net. dump runs: Clean out your attics, garages and basements. Appliances and metal scrap removal. Will take amost all items. VISA and Mastercard accepted. Call Dan, 860-518-4831 or 860-614-8124.

LAWN SERVICE BY RETIRED TEACHER: No crews. Mowing, mulching, shrub trimming, tilling. Call now for spring clean up. 860-882-4771.

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CEILINGS-CEILINGS-CEILINGS: Texture ceiling removal, all types of water damage & texture repairs, full interior painting, LIC & Insured. Call John 860-659-7427.

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ARBORVITAE TREE SALE: All sizes 6ft and up, delivered, planted. Quantity discounts. 1-year guarantee. BBB/ A+ HIC # 0555978. 30 year CT family business. Call for prices - by local. Taking Spring orders now, 10% discount by April 1st. 860-533-1572 or 860-209-2079. www. cascadelandscapect.com.

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Joe The Plumber/drain cleaning: Dependable small time plumber with small time prices. I do it all, no job too small. Free estimates. Lic.P1-0285743. Call 860-614-7157. HOUSECLEANING: Adding new clients, owner operated, 20 years experience, great references, my supplies, my own transportation, tax ID number, 860-257-3030, email fvivolo@aol.com. jobs by jeff: Handyman services. Let me do those small jobs you do not have time to do. No job too small. Insured & Lic.#613258. Free estimate. 860-8051680. 040413

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CASH FOR YOUR METAL TRASH: Cash paid for copper wire, pipe, brass, and large amounts of steel/iron, over a 1/2 ton. Free removal of broken appliances, power equipment or any kind of unwanted junk metal. Call John 860-329-2970

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FOR SALE: Rose Hill cemetery plot, coveted section 24, NW 1/4 828. $750 includes conveyance fee. Call Stephen 860-648-2323. H&H home Improvement: Paintinginterior and exterior. Wood floors and tiles, remodel kitchens and baths, decks and finished basements. Call Nick for free estimates at 860-983-1182. SEASONED FIREWOOD: Cut to 14” to 20”\~ lengths, split and delivered. $140 full truck load, $70 for a half truck load. Call Jared 860-906-8280. Mirek Muczko owner

derek’s home improvement, llc: Roofing, powerwashing, & painting, tiles & lawn care. 20% off for Senior Citizens. Free estimates, fully insured, CT. License #614575. References. Tel/Fax: 860-665-7678.

249 Field St. Newington, CT 06111 Email: mmuczko@cox.net

Brighten up your home for spring! Call Joan, Seamstress. Draperies, Valances, Shades Duvets, Pillows. Experienced, Reasonable, References. 860-9652717.

Masonry: New construction & repairs • Chimneys • Fireplaces Steps • Walks Patios • Etc. Chimney: Cleaning • Relining & Waterproofing • Chimney Caps Dampers • Inserts • Wood Stoves Sold and Installed

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roof repairman: Specializing in roof repairs, and siding. Shingler, chimneys & gutter installation & gutter cleaning. 37 years experience. No job too small. Free estimates. Call Greg 860-529-3377, 860-869-1596. Licensed & insured.

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WANTED: Old photos, negatives, slides, 8mm, Super 8mm & 16mm home or production movies, video tape, newspaper and magazine articles and general memorabilia of Rocky Hill, CT.

Quarry, amesite Plant, parades, harris hobby center, 1930’s G.M.C. rack body truck of the Vet’s Home, First Twin Indian Farm on Cromwell Ave., Lichwain Farm & Dance Hall, Little Hut Tavern, Rocky Hill Tavern, Churchill barn fire, Elm St., 1952, Music Warehouse, Hullabaloo Club, Krol Farm and much, much more. All items copied and returned. Will consider items from other towns.

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carpenter/handyman: Complete interior and exterior repair & maintenance including yardwork, roofing, siding and concrete repair. Call Mike, 860-770-9369, licensed, insured. affordable painting, Interior/exterior: Sheetrock and small carpentry repair, refinish wood flooring. Fully insured. Call Ken, 860-827-1217, 860-5185589.

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ANGELA’S HOUSE CLEANING services: Will clean your house and leave you with a smile. 3 openings available. Lots of experience and references. Call for free quote 860-416-5693. LAWN MOWING: Reasonable prices for weekly lawn mowing. Cuts starting at $30. Fully insured. Call Chris for a free quote @ 860-913-0671.

st. jude novena: May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude, helper of the hopeless, pray for us. Say this prayer 9 times a day. By the 8th. day your prayer will be answered. It has never been know to fail. Publication must be promised. My prayers have been answered. Thank you and God Bless you, St. Jude, M.C. Complete Tree Service: Winter special, We do it all! Tree climbing specialist. Tree removal, tree pruning, brush chipping, hedge trimming, lot clearing. Bobcat services available. Operating for over 30 years. Licensed #S-4573 & insured. Call Brandon, 860-805-1670.

FOR SALE: 2 Burial plots, side by side, Rose Hill Cemetry, Rocky Hill, CT. Lot number N1/2-274, Section 21, with Bronze “companion” marker to be engraved. $2,100. 860688-0202, 860-424-7016. cleaning pROFESSIONAL With 20 years experience looking for small independent offices to clean. Call 860-529-1492.

Mitchell’s Coffee House

A. Affordable home cleaning: Honest, reliable, experienced home cleaning. Our service is the best in the business. We will accommadate your schedule and special needs. References available. 860-933-3633. Roofing Specialist: 25 years experience. Free estimates. Fully licensed and insured. Lic. #558050. Call Bruce anytime for a free estimate at 860-3296272.

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LAWN CLEAN UP: Raking, thatching, and also lawn rolling. Low rates. Call 860-508-8516. Alan Soucy Home Improvement: Free estimates on: Roofing repairs, leaks, entire roofs. Siding. Additions. Windows & doors. Baths & kitchens. Decks. Al, 860-657-6462.

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Housecleaning: Interested in having a housekeeper? Honest, hard working woman with experience will clean your house. Call after 3pm. or leave message, 860-518-8372. FRANKLYN’S PAINTING: Choose wisely. Interior/exterior, power washing, and more. Offering 15% off for all new customers. 860-997-0316 or 860-734-6348. house cleaning: Experience, great price, and also will do the laundry. 860-331-5309, Ariand. FOR SALE: Mechanic giving up after 30 years, tools and tool boxes, as unit. 860-665-1360, 860-463-1483.

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Thank you for saying you saw it in The Rare Reminder 4/4/13 jh painting: Interior/ exterior quality painting. 15 years of experience with owner on all jobs. No job too small. 10% senior discount, free estimates. Call 860-635-1881.

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overwhelmed by clutter in your attic, Basement, or Garage? No Time To Spring Clean? We Pay You Cash For Your Unwanted And Trash. Call 860-982-5335.

Concrete/ Stampcrete: M & M Construction; brick pavers, patios, pool decks, walkways retaining walls, excavagtion, drainage work, shrub removal, landscaping. Call 860-990-0500. HUSARIA MASONRY: We specialize in custom stone work. Extensive portfolio and customer reference list upon request. Call Tad, 860-597-4250 lic.#0634395. taxes, taxes, taxes: Have an experienced CPA prepare your Federal and State Income Tax Returns. Reasonable rates. Confidential and convenient service for individuals and businesses. Electronic filing available. Senior discounts. New clients receive 25% discount with this ad. Call 860-563-7906 for free estimate or appointment.

FOR SALE: AB lounger exercise chair $60. Mini circle exerciser $50. 2 pair of skis $100/both. 860-6660947. roof repairman: Specializing in roof repairs, and siding. Shingler, chimneys & gutter installation & gutter cleaning. 37 years experience. No job too small. Free estimates. Call Greg 860-529-3377, 860-8691596. Licensed & insured.

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House cleaning service: High quality selfoperated, experienced, excellent references, free estimates. 860-8176331.

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POWERWASHING: (Homes, decks, fencing), Spring cleanups, lawn mowing, mulching, grading, seeding, plantings, stone work. Call for free estimates Scott English Landscaping 860-257-1807. SPRING CLEAN UPS: Weekly mowing, plantings, mulching, seeding, grading, stone work. Full landscaping. Call for free estimates, Scott English Landscaping 860-257-1807.

COMIC BOOKS & COINS WANTED: Looking for entire collections. Also toys and baseball cards. Call Bobby 860-841-5709. edi Masonry: 18 years experience. Patio, pool patio, sidewalks, driveways, stone walls, retaining and free standing walls, steps, cultured stone, blue stone, stone veneers, brick, block, landscaping Licensed/ Insured. Call us today for 10% off with this ad 860930-3199 or visit the web: www.edimasonry.com

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lombardo landscaping: Specializing in: Stone paver, concrete and blue stone slate walkways, patios, driveways, steps, retaining wall and stone veneer installed on house facade and steps. Also available for lawn repair and regrading, topsoil, mulch, decorative stone, shrub removal, shrub planting and arrangements, drainage work, bobcat & excavation services. Commercial and residential. Quality work and reasonable prices. Credit cards accepted. License #0604497 and insured. Call for free estimate, 860944-5814, Wethersfield.

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We Deliver and We Take Pride In Our Service Bring this ad til End of April for the 10% discount on the $100 or more. Cash only. • Open Monday-Friday 7-4, Saturday 7-12 www.wethersfieldbuildingsupply.com 1246 Berlin Tnpk. • Wethersfield • 860-956-8831 We are located between Jordan Lane and Maple Avenue

Young & Son Remodeling LLC: Roofing, siding, decks, doors, & floors. Interior/exterior, Fully licensed & insured. Senior discounts & free estimates. Call 860830-1452, 860-454-7479. PATENTS, TRADEMARKS TED PAULDING: Retired, no longer representing the big guy - now helping the little guy become big guy 860-474-5181 ted@tedpaulding.com

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3/25: Jason Allen Thomas, 32, of 109 Concord Cir., was charged with first-degree forgery and criminal attempt to commit sixth-degree larceny, police said.

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3/25: AnnaLee Godfrey, 31, of 33 Sharon St., Hartford, turned herself in on active PRAWN warrant for violation of probation, police said.

3/22: Christopher Millette, 25, of 489 Hillside Ave., Middletown, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, police said. 3/24: Rebecca L. Harlow, 26, of 208 Thornbush Dr., turned herself in on two active PRAWN warrants for seconddegree failure to appear, police said. 3/24: Logan A. Matyjewicz, 25, of 70 Gilman St., Hartford, was arrested on active warrant for second-degree failure to appear, police said. 3/25: Ajmal Jenkins, 37, of 309 South Main St., Middletown, was arrest-

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The Wethersfield Parks and Recreation Department will be accepting registrations from residents for summer programs beginning Tuesday, April 9, and nonresident applications beginning Thursday, April 11. Programs being offered are the Barracuda Swim Team, children’s camps for ages 3-15, cheerleading, dance & drama, Engineering with LEGO, fitness, gymnastics, Karate, lifeguard training, recreation swimming, Special Olympics, sports, supervised playground, swim lessons (adult and child), tennis, therapeutic recreation and programs at the 9/11 Memorial Sports Center and Nature Center. To preview information about our summer programs, visit www. wethersfieldct.com and select“Parks and Recreation.” 75 percent of the spaces in each class are available online. Registrations may also be mailed or dropped off at the Parks and Recreation Department. Applications received in the office will be processed randomly. We cannot accept forms by fax, email or phone. No refunds will be given after a program has begun. A $10 per class processing fee will be deducted from all refund requests received prior to the start of class. For further information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 860 721-2890.


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Cromwell Recreation Adult Fitness and Zumba

The Cromwell Recreation Department is currently accepting registrations for the next sessions of Morning Adult Fitness, Evening Adult Fitness and Adult Zumba. The fitness programs are open to residents and non-residents but the zumba is only open to Cromwell residents. Morning fitness is on Monday, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:15-10:15 a.m. and evening fitness is on Tuesday and Thursdays from 7-8 p.m. both in the Town Hall Gym. Zumba is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-8 p.m. in the Woodside Intermediate School gym. Interstested participants can register for any or all days. The sessions start the week of March 25 and runs through the end of May with no programs the week of April 15. For registration fee information or to get a form, contact the office at 860-632-3467.

Rocky Hill Police News 3/22: Joseph C. DeRaffaele, 32, of 50 Jefferson Ave., Middletown, was charged with sixth-degree larceny and evading responsibility, police said. 3/27: Barbara Rondot Fantone, 82, of 16 Somers St., Hartford, was charged with negligent homicide with a motor vehicle, police said.

3/29: Charlotte N. Marshall, 31, of 42 Capen St., 1A, Hartford, was charged with DUI and improper rear/marker lamps, police said. 3/29: Chester J. Ires, 25, was arrested on two warrants for firstdegree failure to appear and three warrants for second-degree failure to appear, police said.

3/30: Lawrence St. John, 50, listed without an address, was charged with DUI, possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said. 4/1: Joel Rivera, 28, of 100 Brook St., Willimantic, turned himself in on warrant for seconddegree failure to appear, police said.

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Science is fun, engineering is cool, technology is exciting, art is creative. Drop in to the library Saturday, April 27, from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.to conduct simple activities featuring STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) for kids. Activity stations will be set up in the program room. Parents and children ages three and up may attend.

Heart Program at Saint Francis at Cora J. Belden Library

Heart disease is the biggest health threat that women will face. It is the number one killer of women in the U.S.--and much of it is preventable! The Phillips Women’s Heart Program at Saint Francis will be offering a one-hour presentation on how to reduce a women’s individual risk of heart disease. We will offer blood pressure and waist measurements, and calculation of BMI’s at the library Tuesday, April 9. Screening will be at 6 p.m. and the presentation at 6:30 p.m. Register online at www.rockyhilllibrary.info, by phone at 860-258-7623 or in person.

Poet Andy Weil

Poet Andy Weil will perform Tuesday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Cora J. Belden Library. Enjoy an energetic hour with the long-time poet, funny-man and certified die-hard cynic as he reads his poems and entertains with stories and topics ranging from mid-life crisis to computer-addicted America. Register at www.rockyhilllibrary.info, 860-258-7623 or in person. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Hooked on Llamas

Debbie Elias of Country Quilt Llama Farm will bring one of her llamas to the library Saturday, April 6, from 2-3 p.m. Families with children ages 3 and up can register to hear stories and meet a llama. Space is limited. Register online at www.rockyhilllibrary. info, by phone at 860 258-7623 or in person.

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In the 1930s people bought cashews, peanuts and pistachios from vending machines. Competition was hot among the nut purveyors, and those selling pistachios played a little shell game, dying their product a bright red to make it stand out. First they caught your eye, and then they messed up your hands as the dye transferred from the nuts to your fingers. The custom has held. In truth, pistachios needed some dressing up because, compared to other kinds of nuts, they were quite ugly. The nut pickers harvested pistachios from trees by knocking them off with poles. Then the nuts were tossed into burlap bags and later, their outside hull was ground off. By then they looked ready for the nut hospital. Say, maybe that red is really blood. Hanging Gardens of Babylon: The most famous of the kings of Babylon, King Nebuchadnezzar II, rebuilt Babylon when he came to power in 605 B.C.He built beautiful terraced gardens for his wife which were considered the most amazing ever seen. (Babylon was located near the present-day city of Al Hillah, Iraq.)

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top quality landscaping: Featuring special lawn mowing prices with trim and cleanup starting at $30. Two free mowings with a signed seasonal contract for new customers. Also, exceptionally great prices on lawn thatching and aeration packages for this spring cleanup. Now offering stone, mulch and top soil deliveries. Call for all landscape services and that beautiful lawn at 860-883-3617.

FINALLY FINE CUSTOM CABINETS AND COUNTERTOPS AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE: We feature Conestoga wood working, and dependable, Rev-A-Shelf products. Our state of the art equipment and low over head, allow us to offer prices 10 to 15% lower than our competitors. All 3/4 inch thick furniture veneer shelves and quality hardwood doors. 30 years of experience and free estimates. Just ask for Norm. 860-919-5204.

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3/23: Sherri Woolley, 50, of 88 Flagler St., was charged with DUI and failure to maintain a lane, police said.

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3/25: Anthony Dignoti, 18, of 163 Mountain Rd., Ellington, was charged with possession of less than 1/2 oz. marijuana and tinted windows, police said. 3/26: Heriberto Cruz Jr., 50, of 65 Highgate Rd., was charged with second-degree reckless endangerment, third-degree assault, breach of peace and disorderly conduct, police said. 3/27: Adan Condor-Picans, 22, of 32 Roberts St., was charged with possession of less than 1/2 oz. marijuana and tinted windows, police said. 3/29: Felix Quezada, 27, of 95 Cooper St., Meriden, was charged with second-degree failure to appear, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, operating a motor vehicle under suspended registration and operating a motor vehicle without

insurance, police said. 3/29: Zachary Breglia, 18, of 233 Culver St., was charged with possession of less than 4 oz. marijuana and possession of marijuana with intent to sell, police said. 3/30: Chamnang An, 39, of 52 Rhodes St., New Britain, was charged with DUI, failure to obey traffic control signals, failure to maintain a lane, failure to carry a driver’s license and making an improper turn, police said. 3/30: Phillip Cobb, 28, of 64 Pennywood Ln., Wililmantic, was charged with sixth-degree larceny, police said. 3/31: Elmer Odell Jr., 62, of 15 Tannery Brook Road Extension, Litchfield, was charged with DUI and failure to maintain a lane, police said. 4/1: Patricia Gailey, 43, of 148 Matthewson, Jewett City, was arrested on three warrants for second-degree failure to appear, police said.

Saint Mary School Summer Program Registration is open for Saint Mary School’s summer program, featuring themed weeks such as “Crazy Science Week,” “Ocean Week” and “Travel Back in Time Week,” to name a few. Afternoons will be spent at Mill Pond Park so that the children may enjoy outdoor activities and swim. soccer, karate, dance and tennis will be among the weekly activities and, this year, we will also have a musician on staff to offer the children enrichment through

music, such as weekly drum circles. For more information or registration forms visit www.stmarynewington.com. The school is also offering a special instructional program in language arts for middle school students. Information and brochure can also be found on our website. Saint Mary School, 652 Willard Ave., Newington, can be reached at 860-666-3844 for more information.

Every Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Stories, songs and more for the whole family all year ‘round.

We All Get Ready to Read!

Mondays, April 1 and 8, 6 p.m. An early literacy activity program designed to help parents make sure that young children have the skills that they need to be ready to learn to read. Call the Children’s Department at 860-665-8720 to register.

Evening Book Discussion Group

Thursday, April 4, 7 p.m. This month’s reading is ‘Tis by Frank McCourt. All interested readers are invited to attend.

Play For All!

Saturday, April 6, 10:30 a.m. – noon Come join us for a special needs playgroup giving parents the opportunity to talk and support each other, while allowing their children time to play and socialize together. Co-sponsored by Newington UNICO.

“Photopressions”

Throughout the month of April, the Lucy Robbins Welles Library in Newington will host an exhibit of photographs by Newington resident Sue Fenton – the exhibit is entitled “Photopressions.” The photographs may be viewed in the Community Room during regular library hours throughout the month when the room is not being used for a program. The artist will host a reception, Saturday, April 13, from 2 – 4 p.m. and the public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Artistic since childhood, Sue minored in art history in college and spent many summers living in Paris, taking short trips around Europe, and soaking up the arts. In 2009, she picked up a digital camera and sparked a new passion. Fascinated by all kinds of photography from landscape to portraits, light painting and street photography, she also loves to do photo art. Her interests include composition, analysis, and self-expression through photography.

Effective Online Job Search Using Indeed.com Monday, April 15, 6:30 p.m. Indeed is the world’s most comprehensive search engine for jobs, giving job seekers free access to millions of jobs from thousands of company websites and job boards. In this presentation, you’ll learn best practices for using Indeed to conduct an effective online job search. We are fortunate to have representatives from Indeed who will cover the following topics and more: Basic and advanced job search techniques, Job Alerts, Career and Company Research, Job Trends, Salary Search and Indeed Resume. Call 860-665-8700 to register

Microsoft Store Comes to You!

Monday, April 22, 6:30 p.m. Do you wonder what the hype is around the Microsoft Surface Tablet? Are you interested in seeing how Windows 8 is different than its predecessors? Do you want to have hands -on time with Microsoft tablets and phones as well as chat with a Microsoft representative? Then come to this free program offered by the techies of the Danbury Microsoft store. Call 860665-8700 to register.


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Enjoy a warm welcome in this 3BR Colonial. This enviable residence provides fireplaced living room with sunroom and Formal Dining room. Ample storage space. HW floors & Crown Molding thru out.

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Live proudly in this handsome 4BR/2BA Colonial! Charming residence providing cherry Kit. W/Ss Appl, plus wainscoting. XL Keeping Rm W/Wood Stove, 5 fireplaces, & 2 staircases. A captivating charmer!

Explore this dynamite 3BR Colonial. Among its features are Remodeled Ss Kitchen/Baths, newly painted interior, HW floors, cozy fireplace. Enclosed Back Porch.

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NEWINGTON: Mill Brook Village 55+ active adult community. 1 bedroom ranch condo, all appliances included $825/mo. plus utilities. Immediate occupancy 860-721-1566. wethersfield: House to share. 2 bedroom w/pool, quiet neighborhood, finished basement. Prefer nonsmoker. $750/month, utilities included. Spacious kitchen hardwood flooring, 1 bath. 860-721-9079.

WETHERSFIELD: Private office includes all utilities $325 monthly. 860-296-1411, Conte & Lucas Realtors LLC.

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newington house for rent: 63 Brook Street. $1250 plus utilities. 5 room ranch, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, eat-in kitchen w/appliances, livingroom w/fireplace, hardwood floors, full basement, washer/dryer hookups, oil heat, electric water heater, large back yard w/shed. Close to elementary, middle, high schools. No smoking, no pets. One month’s security deposit plus first and last month’s rent. Credit report, proof of employment, completed rental application required for approval. Contact Carol 860-729-0612.

New Britain: 3rd. floor, 5 room apartment for rent. Parking available. No pets. One month security, $750/ month. Appliances included. Immediate occupancy. 860-793-2114. rocky hill condo for rent: 2BD/1.5BA, Heat/HW included. No pets, non smokers. $1250/mo. Call 860573-1202 or 860-559-0474. Available May 1st.

wethersfield for rent: Park Ridge Condos, 1 BR, excellent condition, wood floors, 1st. floor. Heat & air included. Pool. 1/year lease, 1/month security. Call John, 860-295-9985.

MIDDLETOWN: 3 Bedroom apartment for rent. Walking distance to Wesleyan and Middlesex Hospital. New carpets, totally repainted, oak floors, large eat in kitchen, dining room, living room, 2 full baths, off street parking and laundry on site. Call Joe at 860-250-4679.

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Open and light filled one bedroom unit with cathedral ceiling, marble fireplace and balcony. Located on the third floor with easy access to the clubhouse, pool, gym and tennis courts. $99,800

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wethersfield for sale by owner: 89 Round Hill Road. 3 bedroom ranch, hardwood floors, 1.5 bath, gas heat, 1st. floor laundry, partial finished basement, 2 car garage, nice yard, $259,000. Open House Saturday, 4/6 and 4/13, 1-4pm. Call 860-965-9624.

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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.

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Berlin Apartment For Rent: Just renovated One bedroom. First floor with porch. Heat & hot water, W/D, parking, large yard, convenient location. $785/month. 860-828-8114. ocean club @ Atlantic Beach: Misquamicut Rhode Island. Sleeps 6. Will rent weekly or 3 nite minimum. Call 860-721-6796. ROCKY HILL: FSBO 4BR split level, 1 1/2 bath, 8 rooms plus sunroom, gas fireplace, wood burning stove, 1 car garage, great yard. Asking $294,900. Call Lucy at 860834-0570.

PROPERTY TRANSFERS Berlin 03/12/2013 405 Alling St 405 Alling Street LLC To Mazzotta, Angelo; Mazzotta, Christine S $230,000.00 03/12/2013 462 Alling St Newberry Dev Group LLC To Saint Pauls Church Corp $598,000.00 03/07/2013 47 Berldale Ave Leibe, Georgann To Bouvier, Jason $108,500.00 03/07/2013 47 Berldale Ave Mckeon Mary Louise Est; Leibe, Georgann To Bouvier, Jason $66,500.00 03/08/2013 27 Heather Ln E Square Investments LLC To Domingos, Jennifer A; Domingos, Julia M $208,000.00 03/05/2013 49 Kenwood St Pietrantonio, Maueen H; FNMA To FNMA $1.00 03/14/2013 115 Middletown Rd Paul, David S To Yardley, David A $151,000.00 03/04/2013 186 Patterson Way Forsyth, Stacy To Klatt, James $230,000.00 03/06/2013 242 Selden St FNMA To Diaz, Melissa E $105,000.00

Middletown 03/04/2013 226 Carriage Crossing Ln Filingeri, Salvatore J To Boggio, Deborah A $105,000.00 RE1

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Cape Cod Vacation Rental: Near Chatham and Pleasant Bay. Newer home, all amenities including W/D, DW. Available by week, May/June $500/wk., July/August, $850/wk. Pictures. 201-529-4069.

03/05/2013 94 Cynthia Ln #B6 Jones, Christopher To Jones, Marlene $115,000.00 03/04/2013 223 Millbrook Rd Kyle, Timothy B To Calvo, Salvatore $118,800.00 03/08/2013 14 Villa St Pacifica L 14 LLC To Schmelter, Thomas M $70,000.00 03/06/2013 115 Wanda Ln #13 Ameritage LLC To Vigneri, Lisa $396,177.00

Newington 03/07/2013 15 Clifford St Rainville, Normand To Condon, Richard; Condon, Nicole 03/08/2013 17 Fox Ln Emerson, Roger G; Emerson, Bonnie A To Mortensen, Rodney B; Mortensen, Sheryl L 03/08/2013 309 Main St Parlante, Mary B To Matthews, Laura M 03/04/2013 26 Webster Ct Weaver, Thomas A To Concatelli, Jason J; Concatelli, Melissa A

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Rocky Hill 03/05/2013 191 Brook St Ollari, Joseph P To RJD Dev Co LLC

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03/05/2013 12 Colonial Dr #A Wimes, Wesley To Begley, Charles T $51,300.00 03/11/2013 47 Copper Beech Dr Desen, Linda To Creamer, Jill N $160,000.00 03/12/2013 93 Elm St Dean, Mary To Archibald, Kristen; Helbig, Elizabeth $222,500.00 03/11/2013 9 Garfield Rd Morello, Sebastian R To Langille, Mathew $230,000.00 03/11/2013 266 New Rd Poland, Eileen M To Ronewicz, Karen $112,500.00 03/05/2013 70 Raymond Rd Sadolfo, Assunta To Fusco, Carlo $95,000.00

Wethersfield 03/11/2013 271 Goff Rd Matos, Luis A; Matos, Carmen L To Matos, Xavier; Wojtaszak, Kathryn A $175,000.00 03/07/2013 63 Parkview Dr Bolorin, Jessica To Pereira, Orlando $161,000.00 03/06/2013 42 Schoolhouse Xing Wrubel, Richard To Tracy, Matthew S; Murzin, Nadia $149,900.00


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High prices are not only reserved for those who buy a new house during the spring and summer. Renters may find spring and summer is also the peak season for rentals. Many apartment managers can attest that the dates between June 2 and August 30 are quite busy in terms of apartment turnover. College students are more likely to move as soon as the academic year ends, and many landlords plan leases to expire in the summer months to ensure that rerenting places will be easier thanks to a flooded apartment market. According to Apartment Wiz, a Houston-based apartment locating service, although there might be greater apartment availability during the warm-weather months, it also means greater competition between prospective tenants. That greater competition can drive up prices. But apartments are harder to fill in the fall or at the onset of winter. That’s because many people do not want the hassle of moving once school has started or the weather has chilled. Landlords who are stuck paying utilities and advertising fees for vacant apartments are far more likely to negotiate rent prices, lease terms and even security deposits during the winter in an effort to fill the apartment quickly.

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Vernon $145,000 Spacious 2BR/1.1BA Town house w/lots of potential! Great opp to make it your own. Tennis court, club house. Seller’s Motivated! MLS# G645857 Shawn Paggioli 860-328-0044

Wethersfield $64,500 Carefree living at its bestown for less than renting! Bright 1BR Condo, neutral decor, new appl,C/A. Sliders to Balcony w/views. MLS# G645282 Mirella D’Antonio 860-997-1600

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organization, with its main branch in Shelton and another branch in Farmington. Residents of these all-inclusive rental apartments enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle. “They can have their laundry done and they beds made and changed weekly, their housekeeping done, meals prepared,” Braga said. “Linen, laundry, housekeeping, meals, activities, transportation, utilities, phone, cable, long distance is all just included in the monthly rental.” The one-floor, 54-apartment facility also offers assisted living options, which include bathing, dressing, medication management and assistance with daily activities. “We have a very strong reputation in the community for providing quality care and the good work that we do,” Braga said. Residents have also developed a reputation for having a great deal of fun--case in point, when they challenged Braga, while she trained for the Boston Marathon in 2008, to a race to the city--sort of. “We determined that eight times around the building is a mile and they had to log their daily laps. At the time, I was probably running about 50 miles a week or so and the residents beat me soundly to Boston,” she said. “They logged between 65 and 90 miles a week.” Residents once again challenged Braga on Marathon Monday, when they all got together in an effort to log 209 laps around the building--the length of the marathon--before she finished the 26.2 miles up in Boston. “As I crossed the finish, I didn’t call my husband, I didn’t call my mother, I called the building, ‘Did I beat them? Did I beat them?’ and I did

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by six minutes,” she said. “We gave all the residents these jackets saying ‘I log my miles at Middlewoods of Newington’ and to this day, five years later, we are still giving everybody, when they move in, a jacket so they automatically become part of our team.” Between birthday celebrations, trips and parties, the team at Middlewoods of Newington A trip to the beach is always in order. doesn’t do anything half way. “We’re a small community with a big In the March 28 Business Spotlight, “Great Clips,” the store manager was misidentified. heart and big ideas,” Braga said. Middlewoods of Newington, 2125 The manager’s name is Jessica. The Rare Main St., can be reached at 860-667-1336 Reminder regrets the error. or visit www.middlewoodsofnewington. com.


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ADOPT JEWELZ. Jewelz is a gorgeous, Maine Coon mix. She is a beautiful blue-gray. Jewelz is a princess and must be treated as such. She is affectionate and loves attention. Jewelz does not like other cats and considers herself and equal. Confident and independent, she likes to take charge. A big personality. Please call 860-8285287.

ADOPT HOLDEN. Holden is a treasure. He was found with a sprained paw just in time so it could heal from rest and good food. Holden is a wonderful boy with a charming personality. He is very affectionate and friendly and ham. He loves to put on a show and roll for you. Please call 860-828-5287.

Shelters are getting overcrowded as adult cats are being overlooked for kittens. Kittens are adorable but they grow up fast. If you done the kitten thing before, please consider helping out an adult cat. They don’t come with issues. They come from irresponsible homes that had issues. View them all on www.fobac.org. Please call 860-828-5287.

WETHERSFIELD: High Crest area. Have 10am opening to walk dog T-F. Insured, references, reasonable rates. S.S. Pet Walker/Sitter. Susie 860-513-0132. ADOPT LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE. Annie is a doll! She is a brown/black beauty with medium long hair. Annie is very loving and affectionate. He is social and very friendly. Annie loves attention and people. Please call 860-828-5287.

FOSTER HOMES NEEDED. Kitten season will soon be here! Many kittens die at animal shelters because they do not receive the proper supervision that kittens need. Just one litter a year makes a whole difference to rescue groups but especially for the kittens. Please consider taking part in our fostering program. We will train and provide supplies. Vet references required. Please call 860-828-5287.

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Princess is a wonderful little mama cat with four precious little kittens. She is looking for a foster home where she can move more freely and her kittens can play in a clean environment before going to their permanent homes. Please consider fostering the family. We will provide supplies and training. Vet references are required. Please call 860-828-5287.

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Volunteers are needed to feed feral colonies in Middletown. CATALES, Inc is helping to search for individuals to help feed cats that need assistance. Must be 21 or older and have transportation. If you are interested in assisting please contact us at info@catales.org or call 860-344-9043. 012112

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animal alliance welfare league (AAWL): As of January 2013 we have neutered/spayed over 6,000 cats. We are a 501C3 non profit charity for over 25 years. We serve the greater Hartford area. Our mission is to perform TNR (trap-neuter-release) of feral/stray cats. We are an all volunteer organization and are looking for cat lovers to foster kittens, to feed feral cat colonies and to transport cats to and from clinics. Monetary donations and cat food greatly appreciated. Contact AAWL, P.O.Box 1775, New Britain, CT. 06050 or call Linda 860518-6579. Thank You!!

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landscaping and tree service: Lawn mowing, cleanups, aeration, mulch, topsoil, shrubs. Credit cards accepted. Licensed and insured. Call Lapila Landscaping, LLC., 860-965-5546. wethersfield construction Co., Inc.: Excavation Services, Water and Sewer Repairs, Swimming Pool Abandonment, Fill, Sand, Stone, Topsoil sales. Fully Insured, CT. Lic. #HIC562842. 4 Generations. 860-5295224. Asphalt Paving: Krull Construction-Driveways & parking lots and concrete work. Licensed & insured. Lic.#583889. Call now for a free estimate, 860-558-6756.

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mowing lawns, pruning and planting small shrubs with tlc: Jim is back serving Newington and Wethersfield. Call 860-667-2109. Satisfaction Guaranteed.

Acorn Man Lawn Service: Lawn mowing, Spring cleanup, trimming, planting, mulching, & other services. Prompt, reliable & neat. Licensed Certified Master Gardener. Senior discounts, free estimates. Call Mike @ 860-305-8725. Party Caricatures By Eric: Individual customized Caricatures available for; Birthdays, School Events, Fundraisers, Weddings & other Joyous Occasions! Also available for gifts. 860-841-4733.

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Distracted Driving a Big Danger Today’s drivers face more distractions than ever before. Technological gadgets from smart phones to MP3 players give drivers new reasons to look away from the road. 020212

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2. Cognitive: Not thinking about what you’re doing. 3. Manual: Taking hands off the wheel.

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Distracted driving may include talking on a cell phone, eating food in the car, thumbing through the maps on a GPS device, or even changing the radio station. But the type of distracted driving that has become an epidemic, particularly among younger drivers, is texting while driving.

Sell Me Your Car! I buy all cars in any condition and pay you cash up to 20K! Call 860-982-5335, Adam. FOR SALE: 28ft Bayliner Cruiser. Sleeps 6, fully winterized, ready for launch. Full head, shower, galley, runs great, newly upholstered, new bimini, 460 engine, $5,000/ OBO. 860-810-5120.

When driving, the safest bet is to refrain from any activity that takes one’s eyes, hands or mind away from the road. If answering a cell phone or working with another device is necessary, drivers should pull over to the side of the road and take care of what they need to do.

2007 HONDA VTX 1300: 4,000miles $6,800. 860-2094173. 1994 oldsmobile siera-S: 3.1 V-6, great gas, great condition, 100K miles, remote start, new battery/water pump, $1,800, B/O. Call 860-346-0094 or 860-306-7272. 021110

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Newington Public Schools Is Now Accepting Applications for the Following Vacancy: Please apply online at www.npsct.org

Part-time School Bus Drivers Candidates must have a CDL and P&S endorsements. Please contact Alan Avery, Director of Transportation, for further information at 860-666-2441. 040413

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pool monitors: For condominium pool; May 25th. to September 2nd., 2013. $10.00 per hour, approximately 20 hours per week, Sunday through Saturday. To apply call Pat Williams at 860-657-8981 ext. 114. Maintainer 1: Performs manual work in installation, repair and maintenance of town roads, grounds and facilities; operates light equipment and may drive truck to plow and sand roads and to haul materials. Receives oral instructions from supervisor or lead maintainer. Assists lead maintainer in preparing equipment, loading materials and in positioning equipment. Performs manual work in laying of pipes, patching or resurfacing, removing leaves, clearing brush, removing trash, replacing fences, posts and street signs. Operates light equipment to mow roadsides and fields to seed, fertilize and line fields. Operates curbing machine to repair, replace or install curbing. Uses hand and power tools to clear and repair catch basins, to plant and care for trees, shrubbery and flowers and to clean and repair parks and playground equipment. May drive truck to plow and sand an assigned route and to haul materials to and from work areas. Applications and full job description are available at: htt://wethersfieldct. com/town-services/services-and-info/human-resources. Applications must be received in the Town Managers Office by 4:00PM., Monday, April 15, 2013. 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.

join avon products: We’re hiring! Starter Kits just $10! Up to 50% earnings with free website! 26 year representative will train and mentor you! Call Irene at 860-666-5510. IRRIGATION COMPANY: Seeking quality irrigation technician. Must have own transportation, clean driving record and background. Call for interview, 860-8838849. 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.

CASHIERS AND CASHIER ASSISTANTS: Part-time 15-30 hour week. Flexible hours. Will train. Great for students and moms. Apply Uptown Consignment, 781 Cromwell Ave. Rocky Hill. No calls please! william raveis real estate: is seeking exceptional Real Estate Agents for their Wethersfield office. For confidential appointment call Micki Gebhardt, 860-258-6202. ELDERLY CARE IN HOME NEEDED: CNA certified. 16 hours a weekend. Must be able to prepare meals, and light house duties. 860667-8372.

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12 OPENINGS 3 departments: Customer service, marketing, product specialist. Must be available 12-9pm, training provided. Start now, apply at connjobs4u.com, or call 860-645-1551. LANDSCAPERS: Seeking motivated responsible individuals for lawn maintenacne/landscaping. Must have valid CT DL. Full time/part time, possible year around work available. 860-347-6421, email resume to northeastscape@ sbcglobal.net. looking for personal care assistant: To help woman in wheelchair. Saturday & sunday, 9-3pm., $12.44 per hour. Please call 860-638-4719. 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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caregivers: Looking for dependable, caring people to help the elderly. Training provided. Retirees welcome. Must speak English and have a reliable vehicle. Call Home Instead Senior Care, 860-788-2810 or check our website: www.homeinstead.com/714.

Class “A” or “B” CDL Preferred Benefits include: Health insurance, paid holidays, paid vacation, IRA package   Year-round employment Locally owned & operated business ~EEOE~ Call 860-666-2320 or e-mail marchionfaucher@aol.com

seasonal golf course positions: Full & Part time positions available April through November. Golf Course or landscape experience preferred. Will involve daily golf course maintenance in all weather conditions. Weekend work required. Valid driver’s license required. Call 860529-9536 for more information and application. Home health care agency: Immediate openings in Hartford and Meriden markets for Per Diem Registered Nurses. Bilingual abilities are a plus. Please contact Julia 860-529-7900.

wanted: Full & part time Manicure & Pedicure Techs. Experience not required, will train. Call 860-690-9730 for an appointment. LOAN PROCESSOR: Growing credit union in Hartford area is seeking an energetic team player that enjoys working with people. The ideal candidate will be well organized, detail oriented with good communication and PC skills and willing to work every other Sunday. Prior loan processing experience in a financial institution is required. Bilingual in Spanish is a plus. This full time position includes an excellent benefits package. If you are interested in joining our team, send your resume and salary requirements to: Hartford Municipal Employees Federal Credit Union, Attn.: Human Resource, 443 Franklin Avenue, Hartford, CT 06114. Or fax your information to : 860-296-8981, or email to: hr@hmfcu.com. Equal Opportunity Employer. landscaper needed: Must have experience driving truck with trailer and lawn maintenance. Call 860-8839606.

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Newington Lacrosse Looks Forward to Improvement by Mark DiPaola The Newington High School girls lacrosse team will look to avenge last season’s heartbreaking first round loss to Glastonbury with the help of a core of experienced players led by 2011-12 All-Conference honorees Meaghan Gustafson, Jalen Middlebrooks and Alex Zapatka. “We have 12 returning varsity players and we hope to be a contender for the conference championship as well as the state tournament this year,” said Indians head coach Selina Quirion. Newington will have eight returning seniors: Hannah

Barrett, Delilah DiCioccio, Nicole Fretz, Gustafson, Allison Hoffman, Juliana Houdcroft, Middlebrooks and Amanda Terranova. The Indians will be captained by Middlebrooks and DiCioccio. Despite a dominant regular season performance--the Indians went 11-4---Newington’s playoff run was cut short in an upset loss to Glastonbury. “The team was solid in all areas last year and we are looking to improve in every aspect,” Quirion said. “We have a very strong senior group and they are challenging the team and themselves to work hard and improve every time they take the field for practice and games. It should be a very

exciting year for Newington High School girls lacrosse.” The team is looking forward to re-matches against Northwest Catholic, the lone tie on the Indians’ record last year, Quirion said. Newington is also eager to take the field against its rivals from Farmington. “We have been pretty evenly matched for the past few years and last year we went 0-2 against them,” she said. “We have a few crossover conference games this year-Simsbury, Southington, South Windsor--this will be a good test to see how we compare across the conference.”

Last Year’s Champions, Terriers Softball Heads into New Season by Katelyn Kelleher The Rocky Hill High School softball team heads into the 2013 season as the reigning Class M champ, and will rely on key returnees to make up for the loss of talented graduates. The Terriers defeated Granby, 6-0, in the 2012 state championship, earning the team its first state title in softball. This year, the team is without pitcher and last year’s best hitter Megan Ruonavaara, who was named the 2012 State Softball MVP. Erin Weber was also lost to graduation. Strong returning players include Katie Seaver, Brianna Novello and Katie Slavin. The team starts its season Friday in an away game against Hall High School at 3:45 p.m.

Rocky Hill Varsity Softball Schedule 2013 Friday, April 5 vs. Hall, 3:45 p.m. @ Hall High School

Monday, April 8 vs. East Catholic, 3:45 p.m. @ East Catholic Lower Field Wednesday, April 10 vs. Bloomfield, 3:45 p.m. @ Rocky Hill High School Friday, April 12 vs. Rockville, 3:45 p.m. @ Elm Ridge Park The Terriers will try to recapture the Class M title they earned last year. File photo, 2012.

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Wednesday, April 17 vs. E.O. Smith, 3:45 p.m. @ E.O. Smith High School

Monday, April 29 vs. Rockville, 3:45 p.m. @ Rockville High School

Monday, April 22 vs. Hartford Public, 3:45 p.m. @ Elm Ridge Park Wednesday, April 24 vs. Fermi, 3:45 p.m. @ Fermi High School Friday, April 26 vs. Tollan, 3:45 p.m.

Wednesday, May 1 vs. Bristol Eastern, 3:45 p.m. @ Bristol Eastern High School Friday, May 3 vs. RHAM, 3:45 p.m. @ RHAM High School Monday, May 6 vs. Bloomfield, 3:45 p.m. @ Bloomfield

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Wednesday, May 8 vs. E. O. Smith, 3:45 p.m. @ Elm Ridge Park Monday, May 13 vs. Fermi, 7 p.m. @ Elm Ridge Park Wednesday, May 15 vs. Tolland, 7 p.m. @ Elm Ridge Park Monday, May 20 vs. RHAM, 7 p.m. @ Elm Ridge Park Tuesday, May 21 vs. Stafford, 7 p.m. @ Elm Ridge Park

A Promising Pre-season for Newington Boys Volleyball by Mark DiPaola The Newington High School volleyball boys volleyball team is heading into the spring season looking strong, dominating Wolcott Technical High School in a scrimmage last Tuesday, March 26. The Indians, who played several practice matches against Wolcott, won one game 25-15.

Newington Varsity Boys Volleyball Schedule 2013 Thursday, April 4 vs. Daniel Hand, 5:30 p.m. @ NHS Monday, April 8 vs. South Windsor, 5 p.m. @ South Windsor High School Wednesday, April 10 vs. Bulkeley/Hartford Public, 5 p.m. @ Bulkeley High School

Friday, April 12 vs. Lewis Mills, 5:15 p.m. @ Lewis Mills High School Wednesday, April 17 vs. Daniel Hand, 5:30 p.m. @ Daniel Hand High School Monday, April 22 vs. Cheshire, 6 p.m. @ NHS

Wednesday, April 24 vs. Southington, 6 p.m. @ NHS Monday, April 29 vs. Maloney, 5 p.m. @ Maloney High School Wednesday, May 1 vs. Enfield, 5 p.m. @ NHS Friday, May 3 vs. Wethersfield, 5 p.m. @ NHS

Monday, May 6 vs. Glastonbury, 5 p.m. @ Glastonbury High School Wednesday, May 8 vs. Southington, 6 p.m. @ Southington High School Friday, May 10 vs. Wethersfield, 5 p.m. @ Wethersfield High School Monday, May 13

As Wolcott Tech spikes the ball, a Newington player is ready to make the save.

Indians players team up to block a shot from Wolcott Tech.

vs. Bulkeley/Hartford Public, 5 p.m. @ NHS Wednesday, May 15 vs. Maloney, 5 p.m. @ NHS Monday, May 20 vs. Cheshire, 6 p.m. @ Cheshire High School Wednesday, May 22 vs. Lewis Mills, 5:15 p.m. 2 NHS


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Mad Hatters Show Friday, April 5, 2pm

Making Pet Treats Sat., April 6, 2pm

Pet Care by Annie Sun., April 7, 4pm

Mad Cap entertainment by two of the best and funniest musicians in the area. Guaranteed to entertain and delight.

It’s much easier than you think and way less expensive. Learn the hidden secrets from local Dog Chef, Paul.

Everything you need to know about helping Fido lead a healthy and active life. Presented by Annie Kilroy, owner of Annie’s Pet Spa. Voted #1 in Rocky Hill.

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Jeff’s Plant Workshop Tue. April 9,10:30am

It’s Time to Declutter Wed. April 10, 2pm

“Iceman” John Scully Thur. April 11, 2pm

Learn all about the “Lady Dragon” plant and its care, plus take home a free plant. These are very popular programs so call and reserve your space early!

You bet it’s a lot of work but there is help to be had. Learn the techniques or have us do it for you. Listen and learn from the de-clutter specialist, Elaine Turek.

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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.

The 8th Annual Taste of Wethersfield™ Saturday, April 13, 7:00-9:30 pm

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