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Tai Chi Classes

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

Comfort Food Dinner

Saturday, Jan. 26, Rocky Hill Congregational Church, Chapin Hall, 5:30 p.m. Meat loaf and mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, ham, hot chocolate and other beverages, salad and rolls, hot vegetables, desserts; entertainment featuring Magician Tommy James. Please call Joan Tennyson for reservations 860-529-8789 - $10 adults; $5 ages 4-12; free for children under years. Snow date is Jan. 27. 12/20/12

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

Veterans Affairs Committee

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

Family Craft Night at the Library

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The Cora J. Belden Library will host Family Craft Nights Thursday, Dec. and 27, from 6-7:30 p.m. The crafts are available for families with children 3 and up. This is a drop-in program. 11/8/12

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The French Model Council Club will host a Pre-New Years Party Holiday Dinner Dance with Norm Flash and Starfires Band Saturday, Dec. 29. 6-7 p.m. roast beef and chicken dinner; 8 p.m.- 12 a.m. dance. Advance tickets are $22 per person or $40 per couple; tickets at the door are $25 per person or $45 per couple. 12/6/12

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

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Hilltop Runners is a running/ walking group in Cromwell that meets every Saturday morning at 8 a.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. 10/11/12

Don’t Let Drunk Driving Ruin Your Holiday Spirit

Since we know that the holiday season is upon us, this is the perfect time to issue some reminders about avoiding alcoholrelated incidents. First, watch out for signs of impairment in others. When driving, be sure to stay a safe distance away from other drivers who are driving erratically, such as weaving from one side of the road to the other, making excessively wide turns at intersections, follow other vehicles too closely, drive too fast or too slow, break unnecessarily or stop inappropriately or are slow to respond to traffic signals. Second, we need to be just a vigilant with regard to pedestrians as we are with impaired driver. If you know someone who is drinking and planning to walk home, be sure to call a cab or offer to drive (if you are the designated driver). While driving, watch out for other pedestrians who may be under the influence of alcohol by looking for sudden, unexpected movements. And if you plan to walk anywhere, be sure to limit the amount of alcohol you consume and carry a flashlight with you so that other drivers can see you. Third, do not drive impaired; use the designated driver system to choose a driver who agrees to remain alcohol free, or call a cab. If you do drink, limit the number of alcoholic beverages and pace yourself. Be sure to eat meals or substantial snacks in between drinks, and consider alternating drinks with non-alcoholic substitutes, such as water or soda. Even if you think you are not impaired, if another person believes you have had too much to drink, use a designated driver, call a cab or spend the night. Always remember - be responsible. Whether you are a host or a guest, be sure that you and your family and friends are safe this holiday season. For more information about drunk driving, visit the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) website at www.madd.org or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at www.nhtsa.gov. For further information about this or any other public health issue, contact the Central Connecticut Health District, serving the towns of Berlin, Newington, Rocky Hill and Wethersfield, by calling 860-721-2822 or by visiting www.ccthd.org. 12/13/12

Adoption Healing

A support group for members of the adoption triad: birthparents, adoptive parents and adult adopted persons. Come join us for safe sharing in a supportive, confidential environment. Third Thursday every month,7 p.m., Universalist Church, 433 Fern St., West Hartford. Meeting is held in the Brown Program Center, second floor. Questions: Marion Conklin 203-551-1121, MJConklin@aol.com or Gia Pallone 860956-7919, ATPallone@aol.com. 11/1/12


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* Core exercises impact everyday life. Another reason many people commit to working their core muscles is the impact such activity has on everyday life. Core exercises help improve posture, which can reduce, if not eliminate, lower back pain and other muscle injuries. Eliminating that pain can greatly improve quality of life. In addition, core exercises can make it easier to excel in sports such as golf, a benefit that, to golfers, is worth its weight in gold. * Core exercises are free. Core exercises can be done without any costly machinery, and men and women can do them at home without having to pay for a monthly gym membership. However, it helps to get some instruction before beginning a core exercise regimen, as the exercises are not easy and the risk of injury is high for the inexperienced who don’t have anyone to show them what to do.

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Newington Vigil Honors Sandy Hook Victims Approaching a week since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, things were just beginning to, as one WPLR radio DJ put it, “return to normalcy”. At least it appeared that way--people continued holiday preparations and at the Newington High School gymnasium, basketball practice was being held--but the pain of a tragedy of that magnitude becomes internalized, even as you go through the motions. In Newington, one last step had to be taken to memorialize the 26 victims of last Friday’s shooting, as well as the families who will probably be waiting much longer for that “return to normalcy.” One last step before the healing process could truly begin. Just down a long hallway from the Newington High School gymnasium, that last step was being taken. Twenty-six candles were lit--one for each of the children and faculty members gunned down in 20-year-old Adam Lanza’s shooting spree-to the tune of songs and prayer that encompassed an interfaith vigil. “Not by might, not by power, but in spirit alone, shall we live in peace,” Rabbi Jeffrey Benett said in reciting a Jewish poem. Vigil attendees wiped away tears as representatives from the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim faiths said prayers in honor of the victims and comforted those in mourning. Aida Mansoor of the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut read the names of all 26 of those killed in the tragedy.

“We invite you to go in peace, to support one another, and mend this broken world,” said Pastor Jule Reuning Scherer at the end of the vigil. The 26 victims are as follows: -Charlotte Bacon - Daniel Barden - Rachel Davino - Olivia Engel - Josephine Gay - Ana M. Marquez-Greene - Dylan Hockley - Dawn Hochsprung - Madeleine F. Hsu - Catherine V. Hubbard - Chase Kowalski - Jesse Lewis - James Mattioli - Grace McDonnell - Anne Marie Murphy - Emilie Parker - Jack Pinto - Noah Pozner - Caroline Previdi - Jessica Rekos - Avielle Richman - Lauren Rousseau - Mary Sherlach - Victoria Soto - Benjamin Wheeler - Allison N. Wyatt

In the Newington High School gymnasium, 26 candles represented teh victims of the Friday, Dec. 14, shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Town Administrators to Receive Salary Increases by Mark DiPaola Newington administrators are getting a raise--2 percent of their salariesto be exact. The Town Council unanimously approved the increase at Monday night’s meeting on the request of Newington Town Manager John Salomone. The raises will apply to administrative personnel in social services, human services, the clerk’s office, the senior center, and Parks and Recreation, amongst others, Salomone said. “It’s a very wide ranging group,” Salomone said. The raises come at a time in which negotiations with the unions are ongoing, although Salomone does not expect this to impact the nature of that discussion. “With this out now, I think it actually strengthens our hand to assert that this is the ceiling we’re going to,” he said. The 2 percent increase will apply “across the board” to all eligible administrative employees, without the addition of bonuses to specific recipients, Salomone said. The question of whether or not the town should be implementing an evaluation system in which employees are awarded raises based on merit, as opposed to an arbitrary percentage that applies to everyone, was raised by Councilmember Jay Botallico at the last meeting, when the issue was first put

forward for discussion. Although this is an approach the town would like to take in the future, it would require staff and resources that Newington does not have available at this time, Mayor Stephen Woods said. The average raise for educators and public employees was 2.1 percent, compared to 3 percent in the private sector, according to NBC News statistics cited by Councilmember Clark Castelle. The town’s payroll only increased by 1.6 percent, according to numbers from the Town Manager’s office. “So the payroll is not going up as fast as the 2 percent raises,” Castelle said. This is due to an influx of recent hires-who are not yet eligible for raisesand the exit of newly retired employees, Castelle said. “That should be a model for every department in this town,” he said during a phone interview. “We could’ve given 2 percent but the payroll could’ve gone up 3 percent. I’ve seen that happen before.” The payroll will increase from $2,987,793 to $3,036,279. The median for 2012-2013 raises was between 2.7 and 2.8 percent, according to statistics-also from NBC News-Castelle cited at the last Council meeting. “The 2 percent is probably on the low range for comparable municipal workers,” Salomone said. “But it’s a solid number, I think.”

Newington Library Events Wonderful World of Music Thursday, Dec. 27, 1:30 p.m. The young and young-atheart are invited to hear the Sam Pasco Orchestra perform in the library’s Community Room. No registration is necessary. Sponsored by the Newington Kiwanis. Stuffed Animal Sleepover Party! Thursday, Dec. 27, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 28, 1 p.m. Would you allow your favorite stuffed animal to spend the night in the library ALONE? Come join us for a mini-sleepover party with music, bedtime stories, crafts and a snack before tucking your stuffed friend into bed. Children and parents will then go home and return the next day to enjoy a slide show of pictures of the sleepover. Please call the Children’s Department at 860-665-8720 to register your stuffed friend. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Do-It Yourself Henna Program Thursday, Dec. 27, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Grades 7 – 12. Come learn the art of henna tattooing. Get creative and design your own beautiful henna

tattoo! Instruction and supplies provided. Sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

Call 860-665-8720 to register beginning Dec. 15. Sponsored by Cold Noses, Warm Hearts.

Sciencetellers Friday, Dec. 28, 10:15 a.m. Children over the age of 5 can experience the magic of sciencetelling! We’ll learn about the science of fire and ice by hearing the tale of Dragons & Dreams, using experiments of flash paper, exploding bottles, dry ice and more. Call the Children’s Department at 860-665-8720 to register. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Cool Crafts Saturday, Dec. 29, 1 - 2:30 p.m. In honor of the R.E.A.D. dogs, there will be a craft table set up in the children’s area with doggie crafts! Take part while you are waiting for your R.E.A.D. session or just for fun. No registration needed. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Teen Movie Night & Potluck Dinner Friday, Dec. 28, 6 – 8 p.m. Grades 6 – 12. Have a favorite dish, appetizer, or dessert? Make it at home and bring it to share! We’ll be watching Edward Scissorhands as we sample dishes. Participants must register their dish by Dec. 27 (email Bailey at bortiz@newingtonct.gov) and bring a card listing all ingredients for allergy purposes. Tales to Tails Saturday, Dec. 29, 1 – 2:30 p.m. Children who need to boost their reading skills may sign up for a 15 minute session reading to a certified R.E.A.D. dog.

Movie Madness – Brave Monday, Dec. 31, 1 p.m. Take a heroic journey with Merida, daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. When Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos in the kingdom, she must harness all of her skills and resources to undo a beastly curse and discover the meaning of true bravery. Rated PG, this movie is 93 minutes long. No registration necessary. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Just a Story and a Song! Wednesday, Jan. 2, 10:15 a.m. Join us for a 30-minute all ages storytime. We’ll enjoy a story (or two) and a song (or two) to welcome in the morning. No registration required.


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Traffic Lights to be Installed on Route 3 Intersection by Mark DiPaola Wethersfield is getting some new traffic lights, whether they want them or not. The state Department of Transportation is adding signal heads on Maple Street (Route 3) at the intersection where Griswold Road, Two Stone Drive and Waters Avenue meet. Since Maple Street is a state road, it is unlikely that the town will have much say as to whether or not to go through with the project, which is expected to cost $1.9 million. “The state’s totally broke,” said Councilor David Drake at the Monday, Dec. 17, Town Council meeting. “What’s the motivation for them to come up with $2 million for that?” Drake added, “I think it’s a total waste of money.” The state will not have to come up with all of it--Rocky Hill, which pushed for the traffic lights to be installed at Waters Avenue, will shoulder 10 percent of the cost, said Wethersfield Town Engineer Michael Turner. “I think the light at Griswold is a reflection of the light at Waters,” said Wethersfield Town Manager Jeff Bridges. “The only way you could make one work is if you had both. Because they’re so close together, you needed both.” The project, which went up for bid in November, was awarded to Electrical Contractors of East Hartford. There will be a 168 day period for “data gathering,” with construction beginning this May. The project is expected to take 264 days to comA state-funded traffic light will go up at the intersection of Two Stone Drive, Waters Avenue and Route 3. plete, Turner said. Turner said. There will also be a dedicated tion of the meeting. “For a bankrupt state to “I’m sure you’ve all tried to get out of Griswold,” Turner told councilors and resi- left turn lane where Route 3 hits Griswold be funding or partially funding that is out of line.” dents that attended the meeting. “It can be a going northbound. Drake’s objections to the project were If safety is the primary concern, there tough intersection to get out of.” The new signals will allow firefighters echoed by Wethersfield resident Robert are other ways to ensure it, Young said. “Maybe we need to do something to and other emergency responders to clear Young. “These are very expensive items,” teach our citizens to drive,” he said. traffic by pushing a button in their vehicles, Young said during the public comment por-

December School Vacation Friday Programs Friday, Dec. 28, at 10 a.m. “Sensory Stations,” sensory exploration for children ages birth to 2 years. Help your child explore using their five senses. Registration is not required. At 2 p.m., “Get Crafty,” recommended for children ages 3 & up will meet. Drop in to create a craft of your choice. Registration is not required. “Wii Playtime” recommended for children ages 3 & up also meets at 2:00 p.m. Play Wii games with friends and family. Registration is not required. For more information, visit www.wethersfieldlibrary.org/kids.htm or call the children’s department at 860-257-2801.

The Town Council of the Town of Wethersfield will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers, 505 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, CT 06109:

The Town Council of the Town of Wethersfield will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers, 505 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, CT 06109:

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December School Vacation Thursday Programs Thursday, Dec. 27, 10 a.m. Build It! Families use their imaginations to create structures using LEGO, DUPLO, Magna-Tiles, wooden blocks and more! Registration not required. At 6:30 p.m.: “Mad Science” for children 1st grade & up. Come for an evening of exciting experiments and hands-on activities. Registration required. For more information, visit the library or www.wethersfieldlibrary.org/kids.htm or call the children’s department at 860-257-2801.

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Wethersfield Library Holiday Closings The Wethersfield Library will be closed Monday, Dec. 31, at 5 p.m., and will remain closed on New Year’s Day. The library will reopen at regular hours Wednesday, Jan. 2.

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Town Files Suit to Fight Prisoner Nursing Home by Katelyn Kelleher The town of Rocky Hill filed suit this week against the two private companies selected by the state to own and manage the proposed specialized 95-bed nursing facility for prisoners and the mentally ill on West Street, prompting the cancellation of an informational meeting for the public Thursday, Dec. 20. Representatives from SecureCare Realty and iCare Management were advised by their attorneys not to comment on matters connected to the case, according to town officials. However, many residents still showed up to the high school Thursday night, not having gotten news of the cancellation, with state Senator Paul Doyle, state Rep. Tony Guerrera, Mayor Anthony LaRosa and several Town Councilors present to answer questions

in the lobby. LaRosa said the town did not want to wait until after the meeting to file the suit because it would likely push back the court date to the end of January. The first arguments in the case are set for Jan. 14. “I thought they would still come forward and talk to us because I don’t think anything they said to us last week would be used against them in court,” he said. “As far as I’m concerned, I thought the meeting would go forward, I thought the law suit would still go forward.” The town will seek a temporary injunction to stop the construction on the facility, at the site of the former Haven Health Care Center, which closed down two years ago. “There is serious work going on there right now,” he said. “If the town is successful, it will have to

go through our [Zoning Board of Appeals] and Zoning Board.” Doyle called the suit “a complicated legal argument,” and the town attorneys are building an argument that the companies are violating zoning ordinances as the new facility is the first of its kind in the state. “Their contention is that it’s the same facility and it’s the same use, but it was abandoned two years ago and it’s not the same use,” LaRosa said. The project is a joint venture between the state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Department of Corrections. Because of this, Guerrera said, “it’s a branch of a prison.” LaRosa didn’t think the cancellation of the meeting was a missed opportunity for persuasion. “This is going to be won in the courts. I don’t think anybody here in this crowd is going to change

anybody’s mind at the state level,” he said. “I think they were here to try to change your mind.” Guerrera and Doyle have been working at the state level to try to stop the project. “The bottom line is this is the extension of a prison,” Guerrera said. “Why not go where there are empty beds in nursing homes? Why aren’t they there? Because there are issues. People don’t want their nothing being next to somebody like that, therefore they don’t want them in nursing homes.” One resident, a corrections officer, expressed concern over private security personnel overseeing the facility rather than trained state corrections officers. The need for a better longterm plan for such facility is imperative, Guerrera said. “This isn’t the right fit. If we really care about taking care of these inmates, let’s look at the

long-term plan. Let’s scrap this and find a long-term plan and say to ourselves, within the next 10 years we might have 200-300 of these types of individuals that might need care, so that’s not even going to fulfill all that so you’ll end up doing another one of these nursing homes,” he said. “Why not take a facility that’s there already, turn it into some type of nursing home/prison with proper security; one that’s not within 50 feet of houses?” Residents at the meeting began organizing a petition against the project. Guerrera stated he was also in favor of a demonstration. “By all means, I’m all for a rally, but if we have a rally I want people to go,” he said.

Rocky Hill Schools Re-examining Safety Measures by Katelyn Kelleher Following the Friday, Dec. 14, tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Rocky Hill Public Schools will be taking steps to implement additional safety precautions. According to a letter from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mark Zito, he, Police Chief Michael D. Custer, Town Manager Barbara Gilbert and school principals and district personnel met Wednesday, Dec. 19, and agreed on taking several measures. “Public safety officials, in collaboration with school district personnel, will reassess the current security statues of all school builds and physical assets,” the letter stated, which will include entrance areas, locks and the emergency communication system. Police personnel will also attend a January faculty meeting to discuss school security with

teachers and staff, and public safety and school officials will hold ongoing meetings to “continually review the ‘readiness status’ of our schools in terms of responding to a crisis.” When students return from winter break in January, police-supervised “lockdown” drills will also be implemented. There will also be police presence at each of Rocky Hill’s four schools for the remainder of the school year. Although the shootings in Newtown left many communities shaken, “the general climate in all of our schools has returned to ‘normal’,” Zito’s letter said. “Students are focused on their studies, teachers are busy preparing lessons and providing high quality instruction and our supper staff members have returned to their regular, routine responsibilities.” Rocky Hill schools observed a moment of silence in honor of the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School

Cora J. Belden Library Winter Break Activities for Children Thursday, Dec. 27: Movie: Brave (PG) at 2 p.m. Bring your own snacks and watch a movie on the big screen. Thursday, Dec. 27: Family Craft Night. Drop-in anytime from 6-7:30 p.m. to make a New Year’s Craft. For families with children ages 3 and up. Friday, Dec. 28: Science Friday. Come to the library anytime between 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. to conduct a science experiment. For families with children ages 3 and up.

Rocky Hill Police News 12/19: Joseph Scott Travis, 43, of 226 Flaggy Meadow Rd., 3 C Gorham, Maine, was charged with second-degree breach of peace and use of or possession of with intent to use drug paraphernalia, police said. 12/19: Steve Paulina, 24, of 33 Northern Spring Dr., Poland, Maine, was charged with second-degree breach of peace, police said. 12/19: Dillon Walter Coburn, 25, of 33 Northern Spring Dr., Poland, Maine, was charged with second-degree breach of peace and use of or possession of with intent to use drug paraphernalia, police said. 12/19: Brandon Ducharme, 24, listed without an address, was charged with second-degree breach of peace, carrying a dangerous weapon and interfering with an officer, police said. 12/19: Jared Joseph Ward, 22, of 3776 El Canto Dr., Spring Valley, Calif., was charged with second-degree failure to appear, police said.

Friday, Dec. 21, at the request of Governor Dannel P. Malloy, however the announcement was amended at the West Hill and Stevens elementary schools to, “Please observe a moment of silence in support of the people of Newtown,” Zito’s letter said, because “many of our younger students… may not be aware of the incident or may have a very limited understanding of the incident.” Principals at each of the schools also met with faculty last week to discuss appropriate ways to help students cope with their emotional distress. “Fortunately, very few students required the services of a school counselor,” Zito said in a letter. Helpful links for parents and guardians to communicate with children about the tragedy are posted on the Rocky Hill Public Schools website.

Cromwell Police News 12/17: Javier Barragan, 18, of 60 Hicksville Rd., was charged with third-degree criminal trespassing, police said. 12/18: Jonathan Cinque, 22, of 177 Shunpike Rd., was charged with operating an unregistered motor vehicle and possession of less than 1/2 oz. of marijuana, police said. 12/19: Richard Chever, 38, of 55 Milford St., Hartford, was served a PRAWN warrant for second-degree failure to appear, police said. 12/19: Richard Valentin, 24, of 16 Fernwood Dr., Rocky Hill, was charged with DUI after a motor vehicle accident on West Street with no reported injuries, police said.

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


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The Richard M. Keane Foundation is hosting a Kids Vacation Gym Day Thursday, Dec. 27, at the 9/11 Memorial Sports Center at the Pitkin Community Center, 30 Greenfield St., Wethersfield. Age appropriate gym games will be offered as well as computer and other activities. The times are as follows: 9-10 a.m. 2-4 year olds (parent and toddler); 10:30 – 12 p.m. 5-7 year olds; The French Model Coun1-3 p.m. 8-12 year olds. Fee is $1 cil Club will host a Pre-New per child, additional donations Years Party Holiday Dinner welcome! Prior Registration is Dance with Norm Flash and required! Log on to Wethers- Starfires Band Saturday, Dec. field Parks and Recreation at 29. 6-7 p.m. roast beef and www.wethersfieldct.com/docs/ chicken dinner; 8 p.m.- 12 a.m. rec_brochure_fall_2012.pdf to dance. Advance tickets are $22 enroll your child or to print the per person or $40 per couple; registration form. For additional Thinking of taking a class? The Wethersfield Art League is information visit www.keane- tickets at the door are $25 per now registering for the winter session which will begin Jan. person or $45 per couple. 12/6/12 foundation.org. 14. Drawing, design, painting, children’s art, zentangle, rock painting as well as free open workshops in woodcarving and painting for members are offered. We are friendly, affordable, On Friday, Jan. 25, at 6 p.m., Immaculate Conception Shelter and beginners are always welcomed. Classes are held at the along with music director, Bridget de Moura Castro, will be Little Red Schoolhouse, 193 Wells Rd., Wethersfield. For more presenting a benefit concert of Handel’s Messiah, Part One & Hallelujah Chorus at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 79 New information call 860 667-2974. 12/27/12 Park Ave., Hartford. Ms. Castro gathers some of the area’s fin2013 Toast in the New Year with the est musicians to participate for a great cause. In lieu of tickshow Glastonbury Antiques & Collectibles ets, monetary donations as well as goods including gently used winter coats & clothing, blankets and men’s toiletries are Gala New Year’s Show men’s greatly appreciated. Glastonbury High School Particularly during this economic climate, now more than ever, 330 Hubbard Street, Glastonbury, CT donations are needed. Immaculate is operating the City of HartGo to MapQuest 32st ford’s No Freeze Shelter which makes a total of 150 homeless Sponsored by glastonbury exchange club edition Where 138 booths with Quality Dealers from throughout men served each night. Light refreshments will be served folNew England & New York will be on hand to greet you. lowing the performance. Please come and support the ImmacuTuesday, January 1, 2013 late Conception Shelter and the wonderful musicians of Hart9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ford County. To view a clip from last year’s performance, visit: General Admission $7.00 - with this ad $6.50 www.facebook.com/ICSHC/CT For more information: www. I-91 North or South to Exit 25. Rt 2 East icshc.org or call Teresa Wierbicki 860-724-4823 ext. 103. 12/20/12 Historical Holiday Toys Exhibit – Perfect to bring the children to see and will surely bring back your childhood memories. What is one of the main things you think about this holiday season? Friends, family, gift giving and receiving, holiday cheer, holiday treats and TOYS of course! The Historical Society of Glastonbury Museum on the Green’s newest exhibit is holiday themed and features historic and vintage toys. The oldest toy featured in the exhibit is from circa 1850 and is a handmade chair someone made for their daughter out of twigs The “newest” toy, a Chinese Checker Board, dates from 1955. Pickup sticks, tinker toys, paper dolls, books, and toy cars are just a few of the neat toys on display for a limited time. This exhibit features all sorts of toys which children may have received for holiday gifts. This is a perfect holiday break activity to bring the children to see and a great display for you to visit and reminisce. All ages welcome. Admission to Museum on the Green is FREE; donations are always welcome. Phone 860-633-6890 or visit www.hsgct.org for events and more information.. 12/20/12

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For the eighth year in a row St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral donated gifts, toys, food and household items to Ädelbrook families in need. Ädelbrook staff went to St. George Cathedral, 433 Fairfield Ave., Hartford on Wednesday at noon to pick up all of the items that generous congregation members have donated. In the past the donations have included wrapped gifts for both the children and the parents, food for Christmas dinner as well as food to get the family through the holiday break, and much needed household items, such as linens, dishware and small appliances. Staff clinicians choose three families that they know are struggling during this holiday season. The donations are so voluminous that it requires three agency mini vans to carry the items back to the agency to be distributed to the families. It has become a wonderful tradition with staff enjoying the camaraderie with the St. George congregation, and even more so, surprising the families who were afraid they weren’t going to be able to provide for their family during the holidays.

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Through Jan. 6, 2013, the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum offers 60-minute guided tours throughout the museum’s three restored historic houses--the Silas Deane House, the Isaac Stevens House and the Joseph Webb House--demonstrating with fascinating detail how the American holiday season has evolved over the past three centuries. Dec. 14 from 5 to 8 p.m., the museum offers the chance to revel in the Christmas spirit of yesteryear during their annual Holiday-Preview Party, a social event in which party guests stroll from house to house enjoying delicious food, abundant holiday cheer, and live music. Tours are Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 pm -4 pm.  Admission is $10 per adult; $9 per senior over 60, AAA member and active military; $5 per student and children (5-18), $25 per family (2 adults + children). Holiday-Preview Party admission is $25, payable by cash or check Celebrate National Soup to the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum. Advance reservations are Month at the Cora J. Belden strongly encouraged by calling 860-529-0612 ext. 12. Library Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 6:30-8 p.m. Stay warm Fully Insured HIC #0620964 and enjoy delicious soup this winter. Join chef Ray Amabile as he demonstrates how to make butternut squash, pear Happy bisque and his award winning Holidays! For all your Home Improvement needs! creamy tomato soup. Enroll Specializing in: online at www.rockyhillliKitchens • Baths • Counter Replacement • Tile Work brary.info or by phone 860 Basements • Decks and Much More! 258-7623 or in person. Space is limited. This event is spon860-757-3800 Newington sored by The Friends of the www.thetopshelfhome.com thetopshelf@cox.net Cora J. Belden Library. 12/27/12

Winter Literacy Classes

Registration for winter literacy classes will be Wednesday, Jan. 2, through Sunday, Jan. 20. Register online www.rockyhillibrary. info or by phone 860 258-7621 or in person. Classes include: Books and Babies for children 1-12 months. Mondays, Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 and 11, from 10:15-11 a.m. Books, music, playtime and conversation. Siblings welcome. Fun for Ones ages 12-24 months. Wednesdays, Jan. 23- Feb. 27. 11-11:30 a.m. Sing songs, learn fingerplays, creative movement and rhymes to develop language skills. Toddler Time ages 24-36 months Weds. Jan 23rdFeb. 27th 10:15-10:45 a.m. Share books, circle activities, songs, movement and group reading. Readercize ages 3-6 years old, Thursdays, Jan. 24-Feb. 28, 4-4:30 p.m. Stories, exercise and fun. 7up ages 7-11 years old, Thursdays, Jan. 24-Feb. 21, 4-4:30 p.m. Stories, games and crafts.

Alzheimer’s Support Group

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

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

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

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With funding from the North Central Area Agency on Aging, The Central Connecticut Health District (CCHD) in collaboration with the Emeritus Senior Living Authority will be offering two FREE dental cleaning clinics Jan. 17 and 18 from 9 a.m. – 3. p.m. at Emeritus Senior Living, 60 Cold Spring Rd., Rocky Hill. Donations are Welcome! There is a limit of five patients per day so please reserve your spot by calling Hilary Norcia at 860-6658571. This program is only open to residents of Berlin, Newington, Rocky Hill, and Wethersfield.

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

Adopt a Family for the Holidays

The Town of Rocky Hill Human Services Department is still looking for individuals, businesses and/or organizations to adopt families for the upcoming Christmas holiday. This would include providing a meal for the family for Christmas and also buying clothing and/or toys for members of the family under age 12 for Christmas. Please help us make a Rocky Hill family’s holiday memorable this year. All inquiries are confidential. Please call 860-258-2799 and speak with Nicole to learn more about the program or adopt a family. 12/6/12

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

Sound of New England Chorus Open House

The Sound of New England Chorus will be holding several open house nights on Tuesdays in January from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. On Jan. 8, 15, and/or 22, women are invited to see a brief performance by the chorus, learn about four-part harmony in the barbershop style, learn a short song on the risers with SONE members, and best of all receive free vocal lessons from SONE’s master director. There will also be time to meet and speak with the wonderful women in SONE. Please join us at Saint Mary Home’s auditorium at 275 Steele Rd., West Hartford. Registration is from 6:30 to 7 p.m. For more information and directions to the rehearsal hall, visit our website at SoundofNewEngland.org or call 1-877-LUV-2-SING. 12/20/12 The PTO Box Tops for Education coordinators for Myrtle H. Stevens and West Hill Elementary schools are collaborating together to try and improve community involvement with earning free money for our schools. We do a great job with collecting within the schools and we are now hoping to expand our collections by informing town residents about this great program. In addition we would like them to know that we have recently placed some collection boxes at some prime locations here in town (at the senior center; at the Library on the information wall; at West Side market near the front windows by the registers). We also continue to have a collection box at the Parks & Rec counter. Passing Box Top coupons onto a neighborhood child works as well. 11/15/12

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

Keeney Cultural Series Celebrates 20 Years

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

GFWC Memorial Scholarships

The General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Connecticut will be offering memorial scholarships to qualified women. Applicants must possess a minimum 3.0 average and must have completed at least two years of undergraduate study at an institute of higher learning. For more information, contact Maureen Reale of the Newington/Wethersfield Women’s Club, 860-6665325. Deadline for return of applications is Feb. 10, 2013. 11/22/12

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Christmas Tree Pick-up Available

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

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Wethersfield Art League

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

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Auditions for Disney’s Cinderella

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

Island Rhythm at Cromwell Library

Island Rhythm, the duo of Al LaPorte, and Jon Banker, will perform an all-ages program of Calypso, Cajun, Swing, and Reggae at the Cromwell Belden Public Library Thursday, Dec. 27, at 11 a.m. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Cromwell Belden Public Library. The Cromwell Belden Public Library is located at 39 West St., Cromwell. The event is free, but registration is requested. To register, or for more information, call the library at 860-632-3460. 12/20/12

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Preschool Expo

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

Alzheimer’s Support Group

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

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Monday, Dec. 31, beginning at 6 p.m. Appetizers before dinner, roast beef entree with all the trimmings, non-alcoholic beverages, desserts and coffee--buffet style. Games for the children and dancing for adults with music by “DJ” Pastor Mark. $15 per person, $25 per family. Seating is limited. Call Berlin Congregational Church, 878 Worthington Ridge, Berlin, at 860828-6586. 12/27/12

Business Spotlight Heart of the Country Shop Locally for Local Products by Katelyn Kelleher Old Wethersfield is a tourist-worthy destination that stays true to its roots, and Heart of the Country exemplifies that. The unique shops carries gifts, cards, jewelry, art, ornaments and handbags “you wouldn’t find in every mall in the USA,” said owner Dana Spicer, who opened Heart of the Country 20 years ago in the Comstock Ferre building 20 years ago and moved two years ago when the building changed hands to a nearby Main Street location. Originally, the shop rented space out to local crafters, but over time Spicer said she brought in more unique commercially-produced products, including Vera Bradley. It’s about 50/50. We kept a lot of the local artists,” she said. “[For the commercial products] we try to stay with ones that are U.S.-based and unique artists.” While the extensive collection of Vera Bradley handbags and accessories are popular with customers, Heart of the Country’s true finds are the products created by local

artists. Between mystery writer Judith K. Ivie’s books, paintings from members of the Wethersfield Art League and photography by Dave Gilbert, who works at the First Church of Christ, shopping at Heart of the Country is truly shopping locally. “We try to keep a lot of our Wethersfield things here because we have so many people that ask for mementos of the town for one reason or another,” Spicer said. Heart of the Country’s Stacy Henrikson and Dana Spicer have gotten to know their The shop carries five scenic paintings of customers well over the years. Wethersfield by local artist Diana Tyler and tea from Mainly Tea, a tea room in Old Wethersfield that closed down two years ago. The store also has vintage antiques, locally-made jewelry and and silk and dried floral decorations. The store was also all decked out for the holidays, with hundreds of unique Christmas decorations. To accompany the gifts, Heart of the Country has racks of greeting cards, but even they are locally-made. “We try not to carry the Hallmark kind of cards,” Spicer said. “One [artist] does vintage, another is a photographer and she does photo cards and these women from Cromwell started out doing rubber stamping and each card is individually handmade-they’re all three-dimensional.” Regulars at Heart of the Country come in not only to support local artists, but also to see the familiar faces of Spicer and her staff. Lynn Brownlee has been with the shop for 18 years and Stacy Henrikson for 8 and a half. “People come in because they know that we care about them. It’s not just about the customer coming in and buying something and making money; we care about our customers and we really want them to feel that,” Spicer said. “I think that’s why we’ve been able to stay in business as long as we have.” Christmas may be over, but it’s never too early for net year!

Just a fraction of the shop’s Vera Bradley collection.


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Upcoming Programs at the Wethersfield Senior Center! 30 Greenfield Street • 860-721-2979 MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT–The next musical entertainment will be vocalist Joni Lambert performing at 1 pm on Monday, February 4. Ms. Lambert will perform songs made famous by some of your favorite female vocalists. The program is $2 for all Senior Center members and the cost is $4 for all others unless a Senior Center membership is purchased. Senior Center membership is $10 for 3 years for Wethersfield residents and $15 for 3 years for others. Refreshments for this program will be provided. Please plan to join us in the Banquet Room of the Pitkin Community Center. COMPUTER LEARNING CENTER–Information and course registration for Winter 2013 classes is available on Monday, January 14 between 1 and 3 pm. The following Courses and Workshops are scheduled: Computer Basics I–This is a beginner’s course introducing computer hardware, software, Windows basics, use of a mouse and the keyboard. (Contact us soon since this class begins Tues, Jan 15.) Computer Basics II–Learn how to use the two primary software applications used on a computer: Word and World Wide Web. Knowledge of computer basics is required. Graphics–Unloose your creative talent and enjoy what the computer can do for you. Design your own greeting card by learning basics of typographic design and image importing. Introduction to the Internet–Navigate on the Web, search for information, find a lost friend or comparison shop. There are pre-requisites. Email From A to Z–Learn email basics, including how to send and receive attachments such as photos. This is offered on an individual basis during late afternoon or early afternoon at a mutually agreeable time arranged between the student and instructor. There are pre-requisites. Horticulture Workshop–If gardening is a hobby or interest, join a fellow gardening enthusiast and visit websites that can expand your creativity and skills. Keyboard Workshop–Learn how to use “tricks” that Windows often lets you do more quickly using the keyboard instead of the mouse. You must be familiar with using Windows, a mouse and the keyboard. Is A Tablet Style Computer for You?–Ken Bastura of the Wethersfield Library will discuss what Tablets can and can’t do and review some of the basic differences among desktop, laptop, notebook computers and a Tablet. Power of Google–Most people know that you can search for information–but did you know that Google can also give you directions, watch old comedy shows, track airplane flights in real time, translate a sentence–and more! We are also looking for volunteers willing to provide a workshop on the new Windows 8 Operating System or a workshop that visits a variety of Cool Websites. Call us at 860-721-2979 if you can help out by volunteering or visit www.wethersfieldclc.org for more information. PAMPER YOURSELF!–Sit back and relax while getting your nails filed, buffed and polished. Senior women only. Take advantage of this great, free opportunity provided by the Newington Health Care Center. Call to schedule an appointment for Wednesday morning January 16. Call Donna Mattison at 860-721-2979–Appointments Only. INTERESTED IN LEARNING HOW TO PLAY MAH JONGG?–Mah Jongg is a board game of ancient Chinese origin; tiles are drawn and discarded until one player secures a winning hand. Twice

a week several women gather at the Senior Center to play the American version of this game. With the goal of identifying more players for the group, one of the women will teach the game to others who are interested in becoming a part of the group. Call Donna Mattison at 860-721-2979 for more information. BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION–The next monthly book discussion is scheduled for Monday, January 28. The book is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. The group meets in Room S-3 of the Center. Books are on reserve at the Wethersfield Library. WINTER SENIOR CENTER PROGRAMS–The Wii Bowling group continues on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons with League Play on Tuesday afternoons and open bowling on Thursday afternoon. If you are new to this fun and easy to learn video game, come to watch and learn the game during open bowling. Mah Jongg for experienced players continues on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. The Rhythmairs Choral Group continues on the second and fourth Thursday afternoon. Musical Entertainment programs are scheduled for the first Monday of the month beginning in February. Belly Dance classes for women will restart in April; however, beginning on January 17 women who have already taken a class can join others on Thursday afternoons to continue practicing the skills you have learned. Additional events scheduled for the Winter and Spring: Matter of Balance fall prevention program– Jan 11-March 1; Mind Sharpening program-April 4-May 16; AARP Safe Driving Class–April 18 or June 13; Senior Citizen Advisory Committee-Annual Education Event-CarFit: Helping older drivers find out how well they fit their personal vehicle and providing information on how they can improve their fit—May 4. Stop in the Senior Center office at the Pitkin Community Center on Wednesday, January 9 between 10am-2 pm or call 860-721-2979 to learn more about any of the above.

HEALTH FREE DENTAL CLEANING–Dental Hygienist appointments are available Thur, April 25 and Fri, April 26, for individuals 60 or older who reside in Wethersfield, Rocky Hill, Newington or Berlin. Appointments are required; call 860-721-2979. FREE HEARING SCREENING–Call 860-721-2979 to schedule an appointment for Mon, March 18. FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS–Beginning January 9, Ellis Manor Skilled Nursing Facility personnel will provide free Blood Pressure Screening on the second Wednesday of each month.

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“Thank You !” to all the citizens of Cromwell for their generosity and hospitality during our annual Santa Run on Saturday December 8th   The outpouring of gifts and food  were extremely generous and the local business support was tremendous in attaining our goal this year. As you know our entire membership spends the day circling the town and handing out candy canes as a gesture on our behalf to give back to the community. As we navigated our routes through the town it allowed our residents to share in the holiday spirit with plenty of priceless moments and photo opportunities with our children. It is also a time for our neighbors to help those in our community who are in need. The Santa Run, as usual, was a great success again and we were able to assist the Cromwell Town Hall with a tremendous trailer of toys as well as many shopping baskets loaded with food for the food bank. The cash donations were listed at just over $1300.00 and that has been turned over to the Department of Human Services and is used to assist with their fuel bank.   We truly appreciate all the support from the residents and businesses of Cromwell and hope you and your families had a happy, healthy and safe holiday!   The officers and Members of the Cromwell Fire Department c and b landscaping: Winter rates on tree removal, in all local areas, snow removal in Wethersfield area only. Call 860-794-0960.

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ed’s lawn care: Storm Cleanups, gutter cleaning, plowing in Cromwell only, hedge trimming and removal, pruning shrubs. Owner does all work. Licensed (#577256) and insured. Reasonable rates. Call 860-638-7233. tree problems? Broken Limbs, Hangers? We Specialize In Difficult Take-downs. Professional Climbers. Free Quotes. Call Jimmy, 860-982-4819. The human body has enough fat to produce 7 bars of soap.

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seasoned firewood: Cut, split, delivered, $200. per cord, $120 1/2 cord. Also, tree removal. Lic. #HIC0623410, insured. Call Chris, 860-305-3171.

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FREE, FREE, FREE, FREE: Scrap metal removal any types of metal. Please call Tom for free pick up at 860-7292971, 860-358-9696. tree removals: Very reasonable. Experienced. Call 860-563-6581. Visa, Mastercard, American Express. 24 Hour APPLIANCE SERVICE: Call Mike at 860-5287951. Low rates, prompt service. 18 years experience.

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Young & Son Remodeling LLC: Roofing, decks, doors, & floors. Interior/exterior, Fully licensed & insured. Senior discounts & free estimates. Call 860-8301452, 860-454-7479. caregiver looking for job: To care for elderly or to do house cleaning. Call Halina, 860938-7406. Shower Leaking? Specializing in bathroom tile repair, or complete remodeling. Also, kitchen tile floors, backsplashs, etc. 30 years experience, quality craftsmanship. Fully insured, Lic. #559986. Call Bill, 860-558-7161. emergency work: Call Tim’s Repair; Roofing, Siding, Chimneys, Plumbing. Call anytime, 860-967-6255. Licensed, insured. Over 27 years experience.

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need it hauled away? We remove all types of debris; furniture, appliances, wood, etc. You point, we take. Gregory’s Hauling, 203-235-6210.

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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.

Computer Broke? We fix them all! The best part is we come out to you. If you are looking for courteous, polite & knowledgeable PC technicians then look no further. Call CNS Computer Services, LLC today at 860-966-4947. “References available upon request.” * Building our business one customer at a time.

SOUTH WINDSOR: FREE 3FT FIREWOOD. 860-5211744.

SNOWPLOWING: Get ready early and beat the rush, Visa/MC/Discover! Serving MiddletownNorth Cromwell, Rocky Hill and Berlin-East. Great rates, free estimates. Call Mike 860-798-3745.

paper dolls: Quality wallpapering and wallpaper removal. Free estimates. Licensed, insured, 30 years experience. Call Joan, 860-685-0604 for all your wallpapering needs.

Our meticulous attention to quality & details are what sets the Pistritto family business apart from the competition!

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COMIC BOOKS & COINS WANTED: Looking for entire collections. Also toys and baseball cards. Call Bobby 860-841-5709.

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fire wood: 1 to 2 foot painting-Exterior/Interior, staining: Single/ rounds, best offer. Call multi-family houses, aluminum & vinyl siding sprayed, powerwashing, window reglazing (putty), carpentry, 860-965-3816. textured ceilings, popcorn- fixed & resprayed, plasterwanted: Old Air Guns or ing, stucco, sheetrocking, ceramic tile, wood-flooring. Pellet Guns, Will Pay Cash! Senior discount. Call Stanley, 860-665-7675. Call Keith, 860-836-6530.

handyman services: Painting, Masonry, Tiling, Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing and Repair Jobs Around Your Home. Senior Rates. Call Sam, Sam’s Home Services, 860-221-4697.

DUMP RUNS/JUNK REMOVED: Dump runs, wood, metal, cardboard, clothing, furniture, appliances, yard debris, complete inside and out cleanups. Orderly, considerately done. Insured. Call Russell Giller Services. 860-250-7326.

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prep & paint: Wallpaper Removal, Ceiling and Wallboard repairs. Free estimates. Low prices, professional workmanship. 30 years experience. Licensed/insured. Vin McGivney, 860-357-3601.

Give Music lessons for christmas: Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Mandolin, lessons by experienced, Conservatory, trained, teaching specialist. Individual program, rapid progress. Visit www.guitarstarinstruction.com, 860-463-2734.

MIDSTATE ELECTRICAL SE R VI C ES LL C . : Specializing in residential electrical work. Service up grades, GENERATORS, recessed lighting. Clean and professional work. Call for free estimate. 860573-8995, CT LIC#0195791.

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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.

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Factors that might hurt a home’s value

MIDDLETOWN

Open floor plan, 3 bedroom, 1.1 bath Contemporary with bright family room. Home also features a brick patio for entertaining. Newer kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Seller has found new home and is ready to move. $174,900

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Rocky Hill For Lease: Brookwood Village, gorgeous first floor 2BR unit features slider to patio, newer appliances, new paint, carport and much more. $1,200mo., heat & hot water included. Call Chudzik Realty, 860257-4668.

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Newington Parks and Rec Womens Volley Ball Team Sponsored by: andrea ladd GO PRU!!!!!!!! Call: Andrea Ladd 860-214-2934 or email aladd@prudentialct.com

wethersfield, money saver: Furnished office suite. Includes utilities. Be first to choose yours! 860296-1411, Conte & Lucas Realtors, LLC. rocky hill apartment: 1 bedroom, 2nd. floor, $700/ month plus utilities + security deposit. Parking 860918-4272. wethersfield: Folly Brook Apartments starting at $995. 2 bedroom garden style. Includes heat and hot water, appliances, parking. Small pets welcome. Call 860-529-7893. E.O.H. ASK ABOUT OUR RENT SPECIALS! New Britain remodeled: Duplex. 2bdrm, new paint and floors, washer/dryer hook, Plainville line, convenient to everything. Own driveway. $875/month plus security. 860-965-4117. Rocky Hill condo for Sale: Parsons Village, 9 Colonial Dr. #D. 2bdrm., newly finished bathroom, hardwood floor. Great neighborhood! Near school/ police/library. $105,000. Call Tim, 860-209-4173.

Nowadays, homeowners looking to sell their homes know it’s not as easy to do so as it might have been a few years ago. A struggling economy has made it difficult for many homeowners to sell their homes for a price they’re comfortable with. But the sagging economy is not the only thing can make it difficult to sell a home. In fact, a host of other things, some obvious but some not so obvious, can hurt a home’s value as well. > Location: A home’s location is arguably its best or worst selling point. A home in a great location won’t be as difficult to sell as a home in a bad neighborhood. But location goes beyond a neighborhood’s reputation, especially in recent years. Homeowners who live in a neighborhood or development with many foreclosures might find those foreclosed properties are hurting their own home’s value. Lots of foreclosures could negatively affect a neighborhood’s reputation, which might make a home within that neighborhood less attractive to prospective buyers.

Berlin

Fantastic new construction, wonderful quiet setting. Our builder’s standard homes are most builders’ upgrades. Granite, eat-in kitchen, gas fireplace in the family room, gleaming hardwood floors with ideal master suites. Just minutes from major routes & shopping /retail. Models open Tuesday through Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Starting at $299,000.00

Please contact Steve Lucca or Bob Rekas for more information 860-357-2008 or www.BeckleyFarms.com Directions: RT 3 or Berlin Turnpike to Rt 160 look for signs. Financing offered through NORCOMM MORTGAGE

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. rocky hill condo for rent: 1 bed, 2nd. floor, newly remodeled, H/HW included, $850. month + security deposit. No pets, no smoking. Call 860-8815668.

> Appearance: A home’s appearance is another obvious variable that might affect its resale value. Homeowners might want their home to reflect their individuality, but that’s not going to help when the time comes to sell the home. If the exterior paint is out of the ordinary, then it might be wise to choose a more traditional or conservative color before erecting the “For Sale” sign out front. The same goes for a home’s interior. If the interior design is especially unique, a more traditional interior decor might help the home sell faster. > Size and style: Another thing to consider when selling a home is its size and style. A home that stands out on the block might be an attentiongrabber, but that’s not always attractive to prospective buyers. For instance, a colonial sitting in the middle of a street filled with contemporary homes will stand out, but likely for all the wrong reasons. It will likely appear dated and out of place, which is something buyers might not want. In addition, if the home is considerably larger or smaller than the surrounding homes, then this could hurt its value.

wethersfield: “Mitchell on The Park”, 55+ or disabled living. Spacious 1 & 2 bedroom apartments. Fully applianced, elevator, Community room, parking. 1 & 2 bedroom from $785. Pet friendly and move in special, 1 month free. 860-233-6281. wethersfield: Folly Brook Apartments starting at $995. 2 bedroom garden style. Includes heat and hot water, appliances, parking. Small pets welcome. Call 860-529-7893. E.O.H. ASK ABOUT OUR RENT SPECIALS!

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middletown

Well maintained home located at the end of a cul-de-sac. Great open floor plan, huge master suite with full bath, 600 sq ft. three season room, large level yard with pavilion & pool, 800 sq ft. finished lower level with kitchen, potential in-law apartment. $344,900

rocky hill

Located in Ferry Landing, this one bedroom condo is perfect for a first time buyer or investor. The building features an elevator, pool and convenient location. Unit needs a little TLC but well worth the asking price. $62,900

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Located in a beautiful treed setting, this well maintained two bedroom, one bath condo is in move-in condition. Fully applianced updated kitchen and bath, this unit is a great value for the price. Nothing to do but move in. $79,900

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bloomfield: New Listing! Vinyl sided 7 room, 2 bath Ranch. Fireplace, 3 bedrooms, dining room, family rm/den. 1st floor laundry. $119,000 George Tifft 860-594-6951

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west hartford: New Listing! Move right in! 6 rm, 2 bath Colonial. Fireplaced living rm, new hardwood floor under carpet. Newer mechanicals. Garage. $194,900 John & Trudie Walker 860-594-6959

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Protecting Hardwood Floors Roughly half of all homes have hardwood flooring, and industry professionals suspect more and more homeowners are looking to hardwood flooring for their homes.

With hardwood flooring so prevalent in homes, protecting those beautiful wood floors is a major priority for homeowners. Caring for hardwood floors only takes some common sense precautions and minimal maintenance. Today’s hardwood floors are often produced with durable sealants that protect the wood underneath or are comprised of composite or reclaimed wood products. But that doesn’t mean precautions should be taken to further protect against potential damage to the flooring. > Place area rugs or mats at the doorways entering the home. This way sand, dirt and other debris can be wiped off at the entryway and not carried onto the wood flooring where it can cause abrasions over time. * Pay careful attention to which types of shoes are worn on the floors. High heels or cleats can damage the wood. Removing shoes prior to walking on the floor is a safer bet.

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Through the years our lives have gotten busier, technology has made its mark. But one thing hasn’t changed, Jeanne’s level of excellence in service! Her experience and expertise of nearly 35 years sets her apart from the rest. Jeanne Bailey Realtor/ Broker

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When surveyed, 90 percent of real estate agents have said that hardwood flooring is a desirable feature in a home. Those agents also say property with hardwood flooring sells faster than one with carpeting or another flooring option.

12 Reasons To Live Here! 1 bedroom on 3rd floor $750/month. Also available 2 bedroom on 2nd floor. On Hartford/ Wethersfield line in the “quiet corner.” Close to shopping, restaurants, banks, medical & parks. On busline & convenient highway access. All new windows, renovated bath & kitchen, laundry onsite. State-of-the-art security & intercom system. Small pets welcome. Rent includes heat & hot water. One year lease & security. Call 860-296-5074.

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wethersfield: Folly Brook Apartments starting at $995. 2 bedroom garden style. Includes heat and hot water, appliances, parking. Small pets welcome. Call 860-5297893. E.O.H. ASK ABOUT OUR RENT SPECIALS!

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Rocky Hill condo for Sale: Parsons Village, 9 Colonial Dr. #D. 2bdrm., newly finished bathroom, hardwood floor. Great neighborhood! Near school/ police/library. $105,000. Call Tim, 860-209-4173.

New Britain remodeled: Duplex. 2bdrm, new paint and floors, washer/dryer hook, Plainville line, convenient to everything. Own driveway. $875/month plus security. 860-965-4117.

FOR LEASE: 1600 sf of prime office space. Can be leased whole or as individual offices. Includes a large room plus shared reception, waiting, and break room. Ideal for small profession practice or business. 860659-3553.

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 860-6337131. www.HubRealty.com.

berlin: Office or indusrtial warehouse space, 6000 sq.ft., 2 loading docks, drive in garage door, heavy power. Near all major highways. Vincent J. Brescia Realty, 860-667-0090, 860-209-2366. cromwell: Female looking for a roommate to share a house. Call 860-635-3124.

* Use area rugs and carpet runners on areas of the floor that tend to be high-traffic areas. This will prevent these areas from being worn down unevenly from other areas of the floor.

LAND FOR SALE: 14.8 acres of beautiful woodland lot in Colchester. Call 860-529-8668.

Wood flooring can be an expensive addition to any home, but one that is sought after for its aesthetic appeal. To ensure a floor remains in good condition over the long haul, take action to protect hardwood floors as soon as possible.

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CROMWELL: apartment for rent, 2 bedroom, family room, kitchen, newly remodeled. Washer/dryer hook ups. $995/month, plus security and security deposit. 860-918-4272. FOR SALE BY OWNER: Beautiful home in Rocky Hill. 4 Bedroom, 2 bath, 1750 sq.ft., new roof, new furnace, updated kitchen, fireplace, office space, screened in porch, deck, very well maintained. Move right in! Please contact 860-805-9013 for more info.

* Use felt or plastic protectors on the “feet” of dining room chairs or other furniture to prevent against scuffing or scratches.

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NEWINGTON RENTAL: Immaculate 2 bedroom, new bath new kitchen large yard. Immediate occupancy. Appliances included. 860-668-2708.

* Choose the right type of cleaner for the floor. Do not assume just because a particular cleaner is adequate for wood cabinetry or furniture that it is also fine for wood flooring. Check the label.

* Do not allow water or other liquids to stand on the floor for a long duration. This can cause degradation of the wood and staining.

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CROMWELL: apartment for rent, 2 bedroom, family room, kitchen, newly remodeled. Washer/dryer hook ups. $995/month, plus security and security deposit. 860-918-4272. Rocky Hill For Lease: 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath ranch style home with 1 car attached garage, full basement. Nice area, great yard! Asking $1600/mo. Chudzik Realty, 860-257-4668. rocky hill apartment: 1 bedroom, 2nd. floor, $700/month plus utilities + security deposit. Parking 860-918-4272. wethersfield: Folly Brook Apartments starting at $995. 2 bedroom garden style. Includes heat and hot water, appliances, parking. Small pets welcome. Call 860-529-7893. E.O.H. ASK ABOUT OUR RENT SPECIALS!

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12 Reasons To Live Here! 1 bedroom on 3rd floor $750/month. Also available 2 bedroom on 2nd floor. On Hartford/Wethersfield line in the “quiet corner.” Close to shopping, restaurants, banks, medical & parks. On busline & convenient highway access. All new windows, renovated bath & kitchen, laundry onsite. State-of-the-art security & intercom system. Small pets welcome. Rent includes heat & hot water. One year lease & security. Call 860-296-5074.

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Thank you for saying you saw it in The Rare Reminder 12/27/12 COMEDIAN FOR HIRE!: Give Your Friends That Special Holiday Gift, The Gift of Laughter! Father Guido and Friends, Starring Joey Scarpelli. 860-614-7039. Starting at $350.00. CABINET REFACING: Nu-Face of CT. Replacing all your old doors with new wood doors. We also offer custom cabinets. Fully licensed and insured. Contact for estimate 860-808-7272. FOR SALE: Relax the Back chair, ex. cond., barely used, purchased May 2011, premium black leather, retails at $2,600.99, wanted best offer. 860-529-3036.

tree problems? Broken Limbs, Hangers? We Specialize In Difficult Take-downs. Professional Climbers. Free Quotes. Call Jimmy, 860-982-4819. Wood for sale: 16”, 18”, 26”. 1 cord $225. 1/2 cord $125. Gill & Sons Landscaping, Gilman Chamberland 860-828-0943.

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computer repair plus new custom builds: Computer Technology Systems. The best of the best. Free diagnostics. Virus repair, cleaning, upgrades, data recovery specialist. Very reasonable. Dell solution provider, Intel, Sony, Acer authorized, HP/Gateway/ Toshiba/Lenova specialist. 25 years in business. Carry in or free pickup. We build the best custom computers, free life time warrantee, free life time technical support, parts and labor. 860-529-7541, Richard (Engineer).

from all of us at the 558 Cromwell Ave. (Rte. 3 Exit 23 off I-91)

Cheshire 203-272-1637 1311 Highland Ave. (Rte. 10)

Southington 860-276-1031

Glastonbury 860-659-3002

Meriden 203-235-8461

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giangreco’s home & OFFICE cleaning, llcNEWINGTON, CT: Established in 1997, our cleaning specialists: Julie, Debbie, Flora, Enisa and Chelsea are thorough and dependable. Call Jim Giangreco at 860667-3485 or email Giangrecoscleaning@sbcglobal.net., website: giangrecoscleaning.com. Family owned, fully insured.

house cleaning: Experience, great price, and also will do the laundry. 860-331-5309, Ariand.

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madison movers: All size moves, reasonable rates. Load/Unload Pods. Experienced. Neat. Careful. Great references. Call 860-205-4457.

No Squad!

roof repairman: Specializing in winter repairs. Shingler, chimneys & gutter installation & gutter cleaning. 35 years experience. No job too small. Free estimates. Call Greg Corrado 860-529-3377. Licensed & insured.

Providing Personal, Friendly Support To Hundreds Of Clients At Their Homes And Businesses Since 1994

complete tree removal: Winter Tree Service Special for Tree removal or wood chipping. Reasonable rates and free estimates. Insured and dependable. Immediate response. Please call 860-953-0341.

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c and b landscaping: Winter rates on tree removal, in all local areas, snow removal in Wethersfield area only. Call 860-794-0960.

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

Bathtubs damaged? Hard to clean? Don’t replace it, restore it! We recolor, reglaze & repair. Professional workmanship, like new results! Fully insured. Call Ed’s Bathtub Restoration, 860-236-6493.

Great cleaning services: Homes, apartments, condominiums, offices. For a free estimate, call Marta or Andy. Fully insured, references upon request. 860-6325703.

ed’s lawn care: Storm Cleanups, gutter cleaning, plowing in Cromwell only, hedge trimming and removal, pruning shrubs. Owner does all work. Licensed (#577256) and insured. Reasonable rates. Call 860-6387233.

“Al” the Electrician: Specializing in 100A, 200A service upgrades, emergency generator installation and other electrical problem solving. No job too small. Licensed and insured. Lic.#103177. 860-527-0522; 860539-4192.

handyman for ODD JOBS: You name it! Floors: hardwood/tile/laminate. Doors: Garage/Shower/ Storm/ Interior/Exterior. Windows, Walls, Shelves, Cabinets, Dump Runs, Moving, Painting. Anything you need Repaired, Replaced, Removed, Redesigned. Call Brett, Factotum, 667-1111.

andy’s PAINTING AND REMODELING SERVICE: Commercial, residential, interior, exterior painting, Venetian plaster, faux finish, wallpaper & renovation, water & fire damage, floor epoxy, powerwashing. Free estimates. Insured, Lic. #0619619. 860-612-0509, 3065539.

Joe The Plumber: 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.

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Bankruptcy: Attorney Joseph J. Shainess is currently accepting new clients who are seeking representation in a Chapter 7 or 13 Bankruptcy filing. Attorney Shainess is a debt relief agency as defined by the Federal Statutes. Bankruptcy can be a very effective way of getting a financial fresh start when efforts at payment plans or compromise of claims becomes impossible as the interest charges continue to accrue. Fees on Chapter 7 Bankruptcy range from $1,300 to $1,800 plus costs and representation for Chapter 13 is somewhat higher. Attorney Shainess has been practicing for 35 years and has experience to handle your bankruptcy. The initial half hour consultation is at no charge. Joseph J. Shainess, Attorney & Counselor At Law, 547 Main Street, Middletown. 860-346-0100. 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, 860-944-5814, Wethersfield.

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madison movers: All size moves, reasonable rates. Load/Unload Pods. Experienced. Neat. Careful. Great references. Call 860-205-4457.

Rocky Hill - Hartford 860-563-9096

T&T custom Carpentry & Remodeling: For all your home improvement needs. Siding, roofing, windows, doors, additions and more. Excellent references available. Owner on all jobs. Call now for a free estimate: 860-747-5262. CT HIC#602024.

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total tree service: Complete Tree Removal, Hazard, Storm Work. 76ft. Bucket, 60ft. Crane, Climbing 60ft. Spider Lift, Any Access. 860-529-8389.

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handyman repair & home improvement: Simple solutions to everyday problems! Prompt, dependable, quality work, licensed and insured. Bathroomsfaucets, toilets, lights/fans, vanities, sinks, pipes and caulking. Kitchens-switches, lighting, dimmers, outlets, ceiling fans, garbage disposals. Outdoorsdoorbells, door locks, motion sensors, hose faucets. Discounts for singles, Moms, Seniors and All Thumbs! Specializing in small jobs when you are available. CT. Lic. #628836, call HUTMAXX, 860-881-7881. Painting and Wallpapering: Full time quality professionals offering excellent rates on all phases of painting & wallpapering whether large or small. For a prompt, free estimate, please call 860-635-5858. The Robert’s Co. servicing you for over 25 years. Thank you.

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Bankruptcy: Attorney Joseph J. Shainess is currently accepting new clients who are seeking representation in a Chapter 7 or 13 Bankruptcy filing. Attorney Shainess is a debt relief agency as defined by the Federal Statutes. Bankruptcy can be a very effective way of getting a financial fresh start when efforts at payment plans or compromise of claims becomes impossible as the interest charges continue to accrue. Fees on Chapter 7 Bankruptcy range from $1,300 to $1,800 plus costs and representation for Chapter 13 is somewhat higher. Attorney Shainess has been practicing for 35 years and has experience to handle your bankruptcy. The initial half hour consultation is at no charge. Joseph J. Shainess, Attorney & Counselor At Law, 547 Main Street, Middletown. 860-346-0100.

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Police News 12/16: Robert Rainey, 55, of 33 Dunlay St., New Britain, was charged with DUI and failure to obey traffic control signals, police said.

12/17: Eddie Velez Jr., 21, of 506 Mountain Rd., West Hartford, was charged with seconddegree failure to appear, police said.

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12/18: Diana Gualano, 38, of 3 Allston Rd., was charged with third-degree assault on an elderly person, police said.

Fire Department Tweets Keep Community Updated The Newington eighth grade travel basketball recently team won the 2012 Southington Invitational Tournament. The team had a record of 5-0 in the tournament and beat Wethersfield in the championship game 50-47. Back row, from left, Head Coach Jesus Guadarrama, Carlos Ortiz, Jared Simmons, Matthew McKinnon, Nicholas Guadarrama, Nathaniel Alleyne, Assistant Coach Jay Valdez, Assistant Coach Vicente Ithier. Front row, from left, Asa Guest, Andres Ithier-Vicenty, Edgar Polanco, Timothy Rivera, Corey Pertillar Jr. Missing from photo: Patrick Czerniawski and Isaac Ortiz Jr.

In an effort to reach a larger audience with our fire and safety messages, the Fire Prevention Bureau of Newington Volunteer Fire Department has created a Twitter Feed. If you have a Twitter account, please follow us @NFDFireSafety. Please pass this along to any family and friends, whether from Newington or not. The more people we can communicate with, the more effective this new means of communication will be. If you do not have a Twitter account or do not wish to set one up, you can still view our messages. Simply go to http://twitter.com/ NFDFireSafety using your internet browser. Please consider bookmarking this page and checking back often! Captain Cory LaChance Fire Prevention Bureau Newington Volunteer Fire Department

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Retiree Benefits Liabilities Will Cost Wethersfield by Mark DiPaola Wethersfield has to come up with $65.5 million in retiree health care benefits liability, and a historic lack of funding toward this will make it difficult, according to town officials. “Because times were good, they would always put it off,” said Deputy Mayor John Console. “So they’ve been using [funds] for other purposes.” The town was not even aware of what its liabilities were until 2009, when GASBY 45 mandated that they find out. An assessment based on the cost of retirement and health care benefits, as well as the life expectancy of retirees, amongst other factors, forced the $65.5 million price tag into the

spotlight. “There was no funding because there was no funding required,” said Wethersfield Director of Finance Susan Smith. “Obviously most towns were in shock and awe that the liability was what it was, so we need to come up with some kind of funding plan.” Wethersfield has been spending $2.5 million per year in payas-you-go for current retirees, but the only reserved funding comes from the $3.7 million town employees have contributed themselves, Smith said. “We have to figure out how to fund pay as you go, plus put some more for investment,” she said. “What we fund today will become benefits tomorrow.” That’s going to take some revamping from a budgetary stand-

point, Console said. “We’ll have to look at everything we’re funding now and see what we can move into this line item,” he said. “I don’t want to raise taxes, but where’s this money going to come from?” The reserved $3.7 million in employee contributions will likely be added to the 2013-14 budget, but how additional funds will be allotted is not yet determined at this point, Smith said. The town could start now by allotting an additional $425,000 per year from the general fund and doubling its expenditure each year after, Smith said. “You’re kind of taking the liability and spreading it out over 20 years,” she said. Another option is to wait a year to begin this process, they

Wethersfield Library Events, Cont. Computer Classes Wethersfield Library is offering two computer classes Monday, Jan. 7. All You Need to Know About Email meets at 2:30 p.m. Learn how to send, reply and forward email. Also learn about attachments. You do not need to own a computer to have email. Introduction to Microsoft Word (2010) meets at 7 p.m. Learn everything you need to create a letter. You will be shown how to format, layout and print your document. These classes are conducted in a lecture format. Registration is suggested.

Second Saturday Cinema Second Saturday Cinema at Wethersfield Library meets Jan. 12 for a 1:30 p.m. showing of David Lean’s 1945 film “Brief Encounter,” starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard. From a chance meeting on a train platform, a middle-aged married doctor (Trevor Howard) and a suburban housewife (Celia Johnson) enter into a quietly passionate, ultimately doomed love affair, set to a swirling Rachmaninoff score. Registration is not required. Light refreshments are provided by the Friends of the Wethersfield Library.

will have to start with an allotment of $600,000, she said. Wethersfield is hoping to reach the $65.5 million mark within a 10-year period. “If we don’t put in the money we’re supposed to, to follow the plan, it’s going to take many, many years more,” Smith said. Console is not too optimistic about the possibility of putting that much in the fund within the next 10 years. “I think we’ll probably need more [time] than that, to be honest, with the way things are at this

point,” he said. In 2009, Wethersfield officials determined that the town is liable for a yearly $5.2 million contribution to the retiree health benefit fund, according to Smith. This number can change based on fluctuations in the value of the town’s assets, she said. “I don’t know that we’re going to make it in 10 years, but that’s a goal, and I don’t mean $65 million in the bank by then, but meeting our annual required contributions.”

Police News 12/11: David Garth Ecker, 37, of 18 Cipolla Dr., East Hartford, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, possession of narcotics and operating a motor vehicle under suspension, police said. 12/16: Hali Graveline, 25, listed without an address, was charged with second-degree breach of peace, police said. 12/18: Charles DeJesus, 44, of 155 Bond St., Hartford, was charged with third-degree larceny, police said.

12/18: James P. Murphy, 57, of 6 Kneeland Rd., Marlborough, was charged with DUI, police said. 12/19: Victor Torres, 36, of 530 Wethersfield Ave., Hartford, was charged with failure to pay or plead, police said. 12/21: Marisol Aida Fernandez, 41, of 47 Follybrook Blvd., Apt. 1, Wethersfield, was charged with DUI, failure to obey traffic control signals and failure to drive right, police said.


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Dear Cromwell Community Members, Happy 2013 New Year! I do hope you all were able to enjoy the winter break with your family and are returning to school healthy, rested, and ready to begin the second half of the school year. Speaking of the school year, incredibly, even after the weather events in late October and early November, we made it through to the holiday break without having to use up any more of our snow day reserves. As I write, the last day of school for students, barring further weather or other emergency closings, has moved from the original June 12 date to June 17. 2013-2014 Administrative Changes The Cromwell Board of Education made it official during its Dec. 11 meeting by unanimously selecting Dr. Paula M. Talty as Cromwell’s next superintendent of schools. Dr. Talty will be replacing me upon my retirement, effective June 30, 2013. Over the next few months, Dr. Talty will work closely with me to transition into the superintendent’s role, and will officially become Cromwell’s new superintendent July 1, 2013.

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During the same meeting, the board also unanimously selected Mr. John Maloney as Cromwell’s next assistant superintendent of schools. As you may already know, Mr. Maloney is currently the principal of Cromwell Middle School. Mr. Maloney will work with Dr. Talty to transition into the assistant superintendent’s role, and will also officially begin in his new role July 1, 2013. Over the next few months, the board will be introducing the entire Cromwell community to the next leaders of our school community. Soon, the board will begin a search for a new principal for Cromwell Middle School, with the intention of having someone on board prior to the end of the school year, which will allow the new principal to work with Mr. Maloney during the transition. On behalf of the entire Cromwell school community, I congratulate these two exceptional educational leaders. CCSU Scholarship Initiative As you may be aware, Cromwell Public Schools and Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) have been partners in a very successful professional association for aspiring teachers for the last six years. Consequently, it was only fitting that we looked to CCSU in our efforts to find an appropriate expression of support for the brave educators who played such an important role during the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. Therefore, I’m very pleased to announce that Cromwell Public Schools and the Town of Cromwell are working in conjunction with CCSU to establish an aspiring teacher scholarship in honor of the sacrifices made by the faculty of Sandy Hook Elementary School. As currently imagined, the Sandy Hook School Memorial Teacher Scholarship Fund at CCSU for Aspiring Teachers will award all funds donated to eligible recipients on the basis of financial need. More specifics and information will be available once all the details have been coordinated. School Lunch Changes I included this in an earlier newsletter. However, in light of recent inquiries from families, I think it’s important to share the

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information with you again. Probably, the most significant change to our school lunch program this year is a direct result of the federal government’s decision to set the standard for the amount of calories we can serve our students at each meal. A very recent change (one that has not yet officially filtered down to districts) will allow for an increase in proteins (meats, cheese, etc.) and carbohydrates (breads, pasta). However, these cannot increase the total calories provided in a meal. Lastly, students can have as many portions of fruits and vegetables they want. I know this seems to contradict the total calorie standard, but this allowance is based upon average fruit and vegetable consumption over a week’s time. If anyone would like more specific information regarding the lunch program criteria, feel free to contact Judy Nolan in Central Office. (Reprinted from my October 2012 Newsletter) This year our school lunches will have a new look with many more healthy choices for your child every day. For the first time in nearly two decades, the federal government has issued new nutrition standards for meals served to America’s schoolchildren, based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. For more information on the Dietary Guidelines, see www.ChooseMyPlate.gov. Some of the changes your child will see in our cafeteria this year include strict limits on the number of calories, saturated fat, trans fat and sodium in school meals. In order to meet these nutrition standards we will be offering students a selection of low-fat and fat-free milk, larger portions of colorful fruits and vegetables, and a variety of whole grains and lean protein choices. All lunches will now include these five meal components: -Fresh or canned fruit selection; -A meat or meat alternate such as yogurt, lean beef, chicken or low-fat cheese; -A grain such as whole-wheat bread or brown rice; -Raw or cooked vegetables in a variety of colors; and -Low-fat or fat-free milk selections.

Students must select at least three of these five components on their tray to make a meal, including a fruit or vegetable. The biggest change is that children must select a fruit or a vegetable with their lunch every day. Without a vegetable or fruit, students will be charged the a la carte price instead of the meal price. 2013-2014 Budget Currently, all CPS personnel are involved in the development of the educational budget for the 2013-14 school year. And, as has been the case for the last four years, we are doing all we can to ensure we can maintain current staffing levels and programs. However, it seems each year the financial uncertainty at the state level makes this an increasingly difficult objective. That said, we have done remarkably well over the last four years in keeping costs down to a minimum, and this year will be no exception. We will continue to look for savings in areas such as maintenance, utilities, negotiated medical costs, personnel, and transportation. As always, I will keep you apprised of significant events throughout this crucial budgetary process. Additionally, I encourage each of you to become engaged in the budget process by attending our budget meetings held at 7 p.m. at the Cromwell High School Media Center. Please visit our district or school websites at www.cromwell.k12.ct.us for budget meeting dates and agendas. Our next meeting is scheduled for Jan. 8, 2013. Feel free to contact me or any of our building administrators if you have any questions or comments regarding any of the topics covered in this month’s letter. In the interim, please visit our district or schools’ websites at www.cromwell.k12.ct.us for all updated information. Sincerely, Dr. Matt A. Bisceglia, Superintendent of Schools


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Wethersfield Holds off Rocky Hill/RHAM on the Ice by Mark DiPaola A Wethersfield High School ice hockey team that has been struggling to produce offensively this season found the fuel to light the lamp during a 5-1 torching of Rocky Hill/RHAM High School Wednesday, Dec. 19. Senior defenseman Joe Accarpio had two goals, and the Eagles returned to the dominant, offensive pressure mounting form that characterized the first period of their season-opening loss to Farmington/Avon/ Windsor-only this time they cashed in. “We were moving the puck better,” said Eagles Head Coach Dennis Tulmieri. “We were able to go out and put a lot of energy on the ice.” Accarpio’s two tallies proved to be difference makers, as the Terriers were starting to climb back from a 3-0 deficit in the second period. Rocky Hill/RHAM, who had struggled to establish a sustained attack in the Wethersfield defensive

zone, found some life following a shot from the point that found the back of the net at 10:10 of the second period. The Eagles responded quickly, however. Senior forward Patrick Dowd skated out from behind the Terrier’s net and snuck a pass through the slot to Accarpio, who drove it home at 7:24 of the second period. Accarpio would tally his second only two minutes later, banging in a rebound to put the Eagles up 4-1. “He was playing D for us, so seeing him jump into the play and get back on D, for us that was important since we’re not that gifted at scoring,” Tulmieri said. Truth be told, the Eagles might have had even more, had it not been for the efforts of Terriers goaltender Tim Volpe, who came up with difficult saves in a slew of situations. Late in the second period, sophomore forward Adrian Budas skated the puck down the right side, cutting in front of the scram-

2012-13 Rocky Hill-RHAM Ice Hockey Schedule Saturday, Dec. 29 vs. Farmington-Avon-Windsor Home-Champions Rink, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2 vs. Tri-town Home-Champions Rink, 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5 vs. Hall-Southington Home-Champions Rink, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9 vs. Northwest Catholic Home- Champions Rink, 8:10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 vs. E. O. Smith-Tolland-Windham, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 vs. East Catholic Champions Skating Center, bling Rocky Hill/RHAM defense to put a wrister on goal that Volpe swallowed in his glove. Volpe also denied a 2-on-0 opportunity with a

Cromwell, 5:10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 vs. Fitch-East Lyme-Ledyard Connecticut College, 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 vs. Housatonic-NorthwesternWamogo Hotchkiss, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 vs. Fitch-East Lyme-Ledyard Home- Champions Rink, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30 vs. E. O. Smith-Tolland-Windham UConn Hockey Arena, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 vs. Housatonic-NorthwesternWamogo Home- Champions Rink, 7 p.m.

right pad save at the 2:44 mark of the first period. Sophomore Mario Marena got things started for the Wethersfield at the 8:31 mark of the first period.

2012-13 Wethersfield High School Ice Hockey Schedule Thursday, Dec. 27 vs. Rockville-BoltonCoventry-Lyman Memorial Bolton Ice Palace, 3:50 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2 vs. Cheshire Quinnipiac University Field Hockey Complex, 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5 Alumni Game Home- Newington Arena, 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5 vs. Northwest Catholic Home- Newington Arena, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9

vs. Suffield-GranbyWindsor Locks Enfield Twin Rinks, 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 vs. East Catholic Home- Newington Arena, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16 vs. Fermi-Enfield-E. Granby-Stafford Home- Newington Arena, 8:10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 vs. Glastonbury Trinity College, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21 vs. Rockville-BoltonCoventry-Lyman

Memorial Home- Newington Arena, 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 vs. Guilford East Haven Ice Rink, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 vs. Simsbury ISCC, 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 vs. Suffield-GranbyWindsor Locks Home- Newington Arena, 8:10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 vs. East Catholic Champions Skating Center, Cromwell, 5:10 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 13 vs. Northwest Catholic International Skating Center of Connecticut, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 vs. Newington-BerlinManchester Home- Newington Arena, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 vs. Conard Home- Newington Arena, 3:10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 vs. Farmington-AvonWindsor AOF, 6:10 p.m.

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Saturday, Feb. 9 vs. Newington-Berlin-Manchester Home- Champions Rink, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 vs. East Catholic Home- Champions Rink, 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 vs. Rockville-Bolton-CoventryLyman Memorial Bolton Ice Palace, 3:50 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 vs. Newington-Berlin-Manchester Newington Ice Arena, 8:10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 vs. Suffield-Granby-Windsor Locks Enfield Twin Rinks, 4 p.m.

Camped at the point, Marena took a dish up the boards from sophomore Ryan Byrne. He wristed one that hit a body in traffic and bounced into the low right corner of

the net for the Eagles’ first goal of the game-and the season.

2012-13 Wethersfield High School Boys Swimming and Diving Schedule Friday, Jan. 4 WHS Eagle Invite at Wethersfield High School, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 vs. Glastonbury at Glastonbury High School, 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 vs. Middletown at Middletown High School, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 vs. Femi/Enfield/Somers Away, 3:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 vs. South Windsor at Star Hill in Tolland, 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 vs. Branford

Away, 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 vs. E. O. Smith/Tolland at Wethersfield High School, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 vs. Rocky Hill at Rocky Hill High School, 3:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 vs. Newington at Wethersfield High School, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 vs. Hartford Public at Wethersfield High School, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 vs. East Lyme at East Lyme High School, 3:30 p.m.


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