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The North Haven

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Volume 5, Number 51

Great gingerbread houses

North Haven moves closer to a new superintendent

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By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

Jackie and Nick Nowlett constructed these delightful desserts. The youths used gum drops, pretzels, candy canes, frosting, graham crackers, cookies and sprinkles to build yummy creations.

Friday, December 17, 2010

North Haven’s Board of Education (BOE) has moved one step closer toward hiring a new superintendent of schools. A town press release, disseminated Nov. 10, stated that the BOE Search Committee members recently recommended four finalist candidates for consideration as North Haven’s next superintendent. Search Committee participants received 16 applications for the position, which was vacated by former school CEO Sara Querfeld last year, and selected 10 indi-

viduals for an initial round of interviews. Opening interviews were structured to elicit responses which would reveal how well candidates matched profile attributes and needs of North Haven Public Schools, according to the press release. While all aspirants had appropriate credentials and experience to qualify for the job, four candidates emerged as best-suited. Two of the four finalists have superintendent experi-

ence. The other two have experience as assistant superintendents. All are Connecticut residents. BOE representatives interviewed finalist candidates during the week of Dec. 6. North Haven’s BOE will attempt to limit the candidate pool further to one or two candidates. Additional interviews and reference validation will occur before set-

See BOE, page 9

Rudolph visits Clintonville

Blogs more important in political discourse By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

Carly, Claire and Kelly Fresher (left to right) show off their embellished gingerbread houses. Courtesy of Tara Fresher

On Dec. 13, 70 children enjoyed a reading of “The Night before Christmas,” by Miss Melinda of Memorial Library’s children’s department. Afterward was gingerbread house making, led by Miss Sue and Miss Melinda. Although some ingredients were eaten before they could be used, all children had a great time creating unique holiday buildings. Empty milk cartons, which formed the houses’ structures, were donated by Guida Dairy.

Back in 2008 the effect was largely unspoken, even deniable. Today, there is no doubt — Chris Peterson’s conservative-focused website The North Haven Way, and similar citizen blogs across America, make a permanent and consequential impact on local opinion and politics. Our lives are influenced daily by internet content – Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc. Online opinion sources, specifically Peterson’s site, have affected North Haven government and the voting constituency. Recently, First See Blog, page 9

Citizen photo by Kyle Swartz

North Haven’s Senior Songsters sang and dressed the part while performing holiday tunes for Clintonville Elementary School this week. For the complete story and more pictures see page five.


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The North Haven Citizen — Friday, December 17, 2010

Holiday bazaar ignites creativity, dedication and friendship for seniors and community By Paul Colella Special to the North Haven Citizen

Joyce C. Budrow Senior Center staff and patrons recently hosted their annual holiday bazaar. The center was filled with several tables displaying handmade knitted items, handmade crafts and ceramics, baked goods, raffle-

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evident in the finished products. Department of Public Works employees were helpful in setting up tables and moving furniture around, and seniors displayed and priced all the items, and staffed the tables. In the past, the bazaar was held only on a Saturday, but for 2010 it was decided to have the exposition on a Friday afternoon as well. Attendance was good both days, according to Amarone. “The bazaar is a wonderful event and we are enjoying it in our newly renovated senior center. As I look around at all the tables, I see that a lot of time, love, effort, dedication,

See Bazaar, page 12

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themed baskets, Granny’s Attic (a White Elephant table), music, food, fun, laughter and good company. “The center has been hosting this bazaar since the 1970s,” stated Judy Amarone, director at the senior center. “It is a community event in which the seniors have the opportunity to display and sell their beautifully handmade and homemade items. All proceeds go directly to the senior center and this is our only fundraiser.” “I’m really proud of my staff and the seniors for all their hard work, commitment, and dedication in making this event very successful,” she added. Amarone further explained that North Haven’s seniors take pride in their work and the bazaar is a team effort with a lot of love that is


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Friday, December 17, 2010 — The North Haven Citizen

Young author finds success with ‘The Seasons’ By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

Just months after singing the National Anthem at a New Britain Rock Cat game, North Haven’s own Samantha Jane Dorsi published her poetry for the first time — at age eight. Dorsi’s poem “The Seasons” is included within Celebration of Poets, an anthology of young American creative writing published annually. Dorsi appears in a summer, Eastern version for grades four through six. For all summer copies countrywide, 9,000 children in Dorsi’s age group submitted poems, according to Celebration of Poets editor Tom

Worthen, Ph.D. From those only 2,000 went to print. “We publish poems that create a little thought for the reader,” Worthen said. “We are also looking for the use of descriptive language. In poetry, we like to have similes, metaphors and adjectives which create a nice scene.” Fitting Worthen’s criteria, “The Seasons” takes readers through 12 months of climate progression. Dorsi created her piece last summer. “I kept thinking of rhymes and different sentences where I could write about the sea-

Samantha Dorsi, age 8, received “Congratulations” for acceptance of her poem, The Seasons to be published in the book A Celebration of Poets by Tom Worthen, Ph.D., Editor of Creative Communication. Samantha entered her poem in the Creative Communication Summer Poetry Contest in July of this year. She received notification that her poem would be published in October and was further considered as a top ten finalist. Her poem will be included in the book, A Celebrations of Poets which will be available at the end of December. It is an honor for Samantha’s poem to be accepted, as most contestants are not invited to be published.

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Friday, December 17, 2010 — The North Haven Citizen

‘Kids at heart’ bring joy of the season to kids By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

Since 2008 North Haven’s Senior Songsters, a chorus

comprised of two dozen local senior citizens, has visited the town’s elementary schools in December for annual holiday concerts. On

Dec. 14, they passed through Clintonville Elementary School. “It’s so wonderful to work for the kids,” said Philomena Gambardella, group director. “They enjoy it, and we’re always asked back, so we must be doing the right thing.” Seated Indian-style on Clintonville’s rubbery gym floor, students enjoyed Senior Songsters’ performance, an hour-long show of holiday staples including “Rudolph,” “Dashing through the Snow” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” “This is a wonderful display of senior citizens and their talents, their energy,” said Clintonville principal Lauretta Dowling. “This gets See Kids, page 8

The Senior Songsters performance included multiple merry solos and duets.

Citizen photos by Kyle Swartz

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The North Haven Citizen — Friday, December 17, 2010

Patriots and Scoundrels Book 2, Part 14 By Paul Colella The North Haven Citizen

The Reverend had managed to pry Seth off of himself and denied the little boy’s accusation of being responsible for his parents’ death. Sobbing, Seth cried out that Reverend Davenport

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Kids Continued from page 5 everybody ready for the holidays.” “I don’t know if the kids even see them as senior citizens,” Dowling added. “They think of them as nice people

who come and share their talents with them.” Gambardella and her crew sang for Montowese Elementary School on Dec. 13, and will appear at Green Acres on Dec. 20 at 1 p.m. and Ridge Road on Dec. 21 at 1 p.m. Begun three years ago, the yearly entertainment benefits

from musical teamwork. “They all work together like a team,” Gambardella said of the chorus. “There’s no effort in running this. They all love the music and the company. Everybody gets along here. No matter what

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rants are employed or residing in Connecticut and two Continued from page 1 live and work out-of-state. tling on a finalist. North Haven’s Search It is expected that BOE Committee used the Commumembers will make a final nity Profile Report to review decision and contract offer before December’s end, ac- credentials and qualificacording to the press release. tions of all candidates. An appointment will most The Board was assisted by likely occur shortly there- Cooperative Educational Serafter, and the new superinvices search consultants tendent will be on the job as James Ritchie and Thomas early as possible. Of the original 16 appli- Jokubaitis. cants, 10 have previous expeDuring the search, assisrience as superintendents of tant superintendent Patricia schools. Five have experience Brozek is serving as interim as assistant superintendents and one candidate has other superintendent. She will not central office administrative replace Querfeld permanentexperience. Fourteen aspi- ly.

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Community Suppers

St. John’s Episcopal Church wishes to announce there will be no Community Supper on Friday, Dec. 24, or Friday, Dec. 31. There will be Community Suppers on the other Fridays in December, and the regular weekly schedule will resume on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011. St. John’s sponsors the meals most every Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Great Hall, rain or shine for members of the community who need help making ends meet and for those who want some companionship along with a nutritious supper. The suggested donation is $1 per meal, with a family cap of $5. No one is turned away in the event they are unable to make a donation. The menu includes items such as chicken noodle soup or vegetable minestrone; meat loaf or egg salad sandwiches; seasonal fresh fruit and fresh baked desserts. St. John’s Church is located at 3 Trumbull Place, at the top of the Green in North Haven, where our doors are open for prayer and peace. For details on this or other parish programs please call the church office at 203-239-

0156. St. John’s Episcopal Church’s Community Suppers have resumed. St. John’s sponsors the meals church office at (203) 2390156.

Christmas season at Spring Glen Church The Spring Glen Church, United Church of Christ, 1825 Whitney Ave., Hamden, will hold the following services during this Christmas season. For more information, call (203) Longest Night Service — Saturday, Dec. 18, 4 p.m. A meditative service of music, readings, and reflection for those feeling grief, loss, or any type of sadness in this holiday season. All are welcome. Christmas Eve Early Service — Friday, Dec. 24, 5 p.m. Worship service of lessons and carols. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service — Friday, Dec. 24, 11 p.m. Candlelight worship service with Communion.

The North Haven Citizen Friday, December 17, 2010

Support Holy Joe’s Café Courtesy of Theresa Marino

North Haven Sons and Daughters of Italy Lodge 2805 has been collecting coffee since the summer of 2009 to send to an organization that ships them overseas to our troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait for their Coffee House Ministry. Holy Joe’s Cafe’ originated from the First Congregational Church in Wallingford in 2006 and has shipped over 117 tons of coffee overseas in the past four years. These are places where troops can come to relax and get away from the war for a while, get a good cup of coffee, and talk with a chaplain in a casual coffee house setting. Holy Joe’s Cafe’ serves over 182,000 servicemen and women a week 24/7 and is in desperate need of coffee donations. In November another shipment was made in conjunction with donations from St. Barnabas Church in North Haven. Our Support the Troops Committee will continue to collect coffee donations to send overseas, so if anyone needs more information or wants to drop off items, please contact Len Stepleman at (203) 508-4840. Pictured above are Len Stepleman (on the right) and Nathan Vestal, North Haven Sons and Daughters of Italy Lodge members, delivering our recent shipment of coffee to Cooper-Atkins Corp. in Middlefield who ships them overseas and generously donates the cost of shipping.

Advent and Christmas at Northford Congregational Church Advent services and candle lightings will continue at the Northford Congregation-

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Obituaries Gilbert S. Kelly Gilbert S. Kelly, 83, of West Woods Road, Hamden, husband of the late Vivian Mitchell Kelly, died Dec. 8, 2010. He was born in West Haven on Aug. 3, 1927, a son of the late Frank and Edna White Kelly, and was the owner operator of S & G Trucking. Gilbert is survived by a daughter, Susan Kelly, of North Haven, formerly of Hamden; brother-in-law Peter Yaccarino, of Florida; a niece, Cheryl Conley-Vernik and her husband Ron, of Bethany, and their children Matthew, Michael, and Melissa; and a sister, Roberta K. Conley. He is also survived by a daughter, Linda, and sons, Steven and James; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Frank J. Kelly. A graveside service was held Dec. 11 at North Haven Center Cemetery. The Torello-Iacobucci Washington Memorial Funeral Home, North Haven, was in charge of arrangements.

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great-grandchildren, Gage, Grant, Suzette, Marley and Aaron. She was predeceased by a daughter, Carol Downs; and brothers, John and Henry Czaplicki. A funeral Mass was celebrated Dec. 14 at St. Frances Cabrini Church. Interment was in All Saints Cemetery. The North Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 2911 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, CT 06518.

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Arlene Ruth (Beebe) Battick, 83, of Montowese Avenue, North Haven, died peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at the Highland Nursing Care Center in Cheshire. She was the wife of the late Gregory Daniel Battick. Born in Waterbury, March 30, 1927, she was a daughter of the late George Frederick and Hazel Townsend Beebe. She attended Wilby High School and later the University of Connecticut in the early 1940’s. Arlene led a full life as a mother of five and a working woman. She was employed at Sears Roebuck in the later 1950’s. She also worked several years in the out placement job center of students in the 1960’s at New Haven College, now better known as the University of New Haven. She worked a short while as secretary for a local North Haven Insurance Company before partnering up with her late husband and working until retirement as manufacturing representatives for Emerson Swan, Greg Battick Associates and Nesco Manufacturing of Meriden. Her passions included taking in retired greyhounds from REGAP and volunteering her time at the

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at the raffle table, listen to Christmas songs playing in the background, enjoy a delicious hotdog or fried dough with refreshments, purchase homemade desserts or converse with new and old friends. Granny’s Attic was a popular destination. “The table for Granny’s Attic is made possible by donations from the North Haven Congregational Church, our seniors, and other generous donors,” explained Marcia Maresca, a senior and volunteer. “My fellow seniors and volunteers including Carolyn Keehan, Marie Notaro, and me enjoy working at this

table. It’s a great way to buy nice gifts at very reasonable prices.” Granny’s Attic consisted of Christmas items, knickknacks, jewelry, books, wreaths, candles, dolls, mirrors and other belongings. Several additional tables offered knitted and crocheted items such as blankets, vests, pillows, pillow cases, scarves, slipper socks, mittens, baby items and clothing and pot holders. “All of these items are a result from our knitting and crocheting group that meets on Wednesday afternoons,” stated Fran Bartlett, a senior and member of the group. “Eleanor Kovach is in charge and we get together, bring new ideas, socialize,

and make beautiful things from yarn and patterns,” “I enjoy knitting and being a part of the group because it gives me a chance to socialize with friends and the knitting is good exercise for my hands and mind,” she added. “We welcome new members to join us and bring their ideas and suggestions.” Local officials attended. “I think it’s great for the seniors to keep busy while doing beautiful work. They have a lot of talent,” said State Representative elect David Yaccarino. “This reminds me of when my mother knitted blankets and scarves.” At one end of the room was the ceramics table manned by a lovely group of women including Florence

Hagan, the coordinator and instructor of the ceramics class. Hagan and fellow class-members enjoy making ceramic pieces ranging from angels, animals, people, holiday ornaments and items upon request. All finished products are creative, colorful and tastefully done with a mark of craftsmanship. “The class meets twice a week and we work very hard on all our projects. The demand for what we do is unpredictable and is constantly changing,” explained Hagan. “We like variety and we put love and talent into all what we do, and we have a great time as well.” Before leaving, many visitors stopped at the baked goods table, where they

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Senior Calendar Events planned at the Senior Center next week: Monday, Dec. 20 Line dance, 9 a.m. Beg. computer, 9 a.m. Exercise, 9:30 a.m. Canasta, 10:30 a.m. Universal Drive, 10:30 a.m. Lunch, noon Oil painting, 12:30 p.m. Bingo, 1 p.m. Songsters, 1 p.m. Pinochle, 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21 Ceramics, 9 a.m. Beg. chair Yoga, 10 a.m. Lunch, noon Mah Jongg, 1 p.m. Songsters, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22 Line dance, 9 a.m. Exercise, 9:30 a.m. Errands, 10:30 a.m. Health guidance, 11 a.m. Lunch, noon Bridge, 12:15 p.m. Beg Mah Jongg, 12:30 p.m. Computer class, 1 p.m. Cookie bake off, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23 Ceramics, 9 a.m. Pinochle, 10 a.m. Lunch, noon Int. Yoga, 1 p.m. Wii Bowling, 1:30 p.m. Movie, 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 24 Center closed. Holiday.


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Senior Happenings Day trips: Tuesday, March 22, 2011: Feast of St. Joseph Thursday, April 14: Singin’ in the Rain Thursday, April 28: Casino, Mohegan Sun Wednesday, May 25: A Musical Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons Wednesday, June 15: Casino, Foxwoods Tuesday, June 28: Godfather’s Meshugennah Wedding. When registering for trips sponsored by the Joyce C. Budrow Senior Center, please remember to bring in your emergency contact information, their name and telephone numbers (including work and cell numbers).

Please note: all checks will be payable to the North Haven Senior Center beginning in 2010. The telephone number for the Senior Center is (203) 239-5432. Seniors with a Purpose Our next venture into giving to our community is collecting new books for all ages. We will be collecting them for the month of December. Reading volunteers are being sought to volunteer their time with the students at Clintonville Elementary School to read with them for

one hour, one day a week. If you like to read, enjoy being with students, then this is a great opportunity to be part of. Please contact the center to learn more about the Reading Program at Clintonville Elementary School. Senior Songsters visit schools The Senior Songsters are scheduled to visit North Haven schools: Clintonville Elementary School; Monday, Dec. 20, 1 p.m.; Green Acres Elementary School; and Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1 p.m., Ridge Road Elementary

vorite Miracle on 34th Street on Thursday, Dec. 23, at 1:30 p.m., with popcorn and hot chocolate to help you get in the Christmas spirit. Connecticut Spirit All Stars Emeralds On Wednesday, Dec. 29, at 11:30 a.m., enjoy lunch with the all star cheerleading team, Connecticut Spirit All Star Emeralds. The menu includes homemade soup, sandwich, drink and home made desserts for a low price. There is no charge for Bingo cards.

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CitizenOpinion Letters to the Editor

Public comment

To the editor: On Dec. 10, the Citizen published a letter from Morris Pedersen, a man with whom I have not yet had the pleasure of acquaintance. The argument in Mr. Pedersen’s letter: “(First Selectman Mike) Freda wants town government to be censored by putting restrictions on public speakers at town meetings. . .” The example Mr. Pedersen cites: “The restrictions put on BOE public speakers. . .” He suggests, “Freda may be behind all this activity.” First of all, without any knowledge of current public comment procedures for Board of Education, it is a simple fact that Mr. Freda does not preside over the Board of Education. He presides over the Board of Selectmen. Therefore, in evaluating Mr. Freda’s opinion of public comment and citizens

speaking up at town meetings, we need only to look at his job presiding over Board of Selectmen meetings. Mr. Freda has not only continued our time-honored tradition of public comment, but he has done something unprecedented; he engages in back-and-forth discussion with townspeople, whereas, in the past, audience members have been limited to one question and an answer. If it is truth and examination of ideas that Mr. Pedersen seeks, it is available to him at selectmen meetings in a purer form than has been available in more than a decade. Here’s what I would say to Mike Freda, “It surely looks frustrating for you at times when you are involved in a ten minute debate with someone who may or may not have all the facts, but by patiently and politely engaging every audience member, you earn the respect and admiration of many people

around town.” Anthony Marenna North Haven

Handicapped compliant To the editor: First Selectman Mike Freda is pursuing a financial grant to have town hall ADA compliant. This grant is for qualified applicants while it lasts, and is on a first-come basis. After reading Mr. Dennis Bullers’ letter in the local newspaper dated Dec. 6, 2010, in which he has decided to criticize this improvement, I feel it is important for the public to have a more complete understanding of the proposed elevator and handicapped lavatory facility for the town hall. The second floor has several meeting rooms and offices. Some, but not all of the See Letters, next page

Government Meetings

Tuesday, Dec. 21 Police Commission, Police Department, 8 Linsley St., 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22 Board of Fire Commissioners, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3 Planning and Zoning Commission, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4 Community Services Commission, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley

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St., 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13 Board of Education, Annex Building, 7 Linsley St., third floor, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18 Parks and Recreation Commission, Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St., 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19 Police Retirement Board, Town Hall, 18 Church St., conference room 3, 8 a.m. Board of Finance, Town Hall, 18 Church St., conference room 1, 7 p.m.

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Commentary Freda’s focus

A time to reflect By Michael Freda With the holiday season upon us, it is always a good time for us to pause and reflect. For me p e r s o n a l l y, the holiday season is the one time dur- Freda ing the year where I tend to think back in time to when I was growing up in West Haven. Back then, it was always a festive time. We would visit our grandparent’s house during Christmas Eve Day — it was there we would see all of our aunts, uncles and cousins. Christmas Eve was spent with aunts and uncles whom my parents were very close with and our cousins who were like brothers and sisters to us. The total harmony and unity of our extended family was taken for granted by me as a child but very much ap-

preciated now as I glance back in time. Christmas Day was always a happy time in which the mornings were spent opening gifts and I can still hear Perry Como and Mitch Miller’s music playing in the background. Memorable toys and games during those years were electric football games, new baseball gloves, Rockem Sockem Robots, NHL table top hockey games, slot car race tracks, Aurora Model Monster Figures and board games such as Monopoly, Life, Operation, Concentration, Clue, Stratego and Parcheesi. Christmas Day as a kid was spent here in North Haven visiting with my aunt, uncle and cousins on my father’s side and it was in those years as a child that I became fascinated with North Haven. It can be with a degree of sadness when I look back in

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Friday, December 17, 2010 — The North Haven Citizen

A local mom’s thoughts — family fun holiday activities

You know the holidays are here once Christmas music is playing on the radio before Thanksgiving. For me, it seems like the holidays are coming earlier each year. Stores have winter coats out during the summer and bathing suits out in the middle of winter! To kick off the holiday season with my family, I brought my children to Gozzi’s Farm in Guilford to see the colored turkeys. I know what you are thinking, but it actually is quite a sight. A good rule to follow for the children is not getting too close to the fence or the turkeys might nip you (speaking from experience with our friend’s children). Now that Thanksgiving is over, the holiday rush begins. It all starts with Midnight Madness Thanksgiv-

ing night (Black Friday) where stores have giveaways or deals if you shop starting at midnight. I have experienced this first hand as an employee, not a shopper, and it is very exciting. The lines wrap around the store with customers that have been waiting for hours, usually in freezing-cold temperatures. Most would say it is worth it, getting up and journeying out into the cold weather to get the deals — but I am still debating this question. Some retailers started their big deals weeks before Black Friday. I am curious to see if retailers show a gain in sales from starting their deals before the real start of the holiday shopping season and how it affects future Black Fridays. It is important to keep the real meaning of the holidays in mind amidst all the craziness. Spending time with loved ones and helping others should be an everyday

rule, rather than a once-ayear focus. Involving children in these ideas can be difficult when they are young, but it is still important to talk about with them. Showing this to youths may help them understand better than if you explain it to them. Keeping children entertained during the holiday season can be challenging but not impossible. Include children in your holiday traditions, as it will make them feel a part of the activity, even if they do not fully understand. A few ideas are: - Decorate Christmas cookies (a messy activity but children will enjoy it) - Create Christmas cards (some of the best cards are handmade) - Drop a toy off for less privileged children and explain why you are doing this - Send a Christmas card to our troops

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Girl Scouts across this state are discovering themselves and the needs in their community, connecting with others to find solutions through cooperation and taking action to make the world a better place. A network of involved adults in a child’s life can help her become the type of person she wants to be in the world, showing her that her actions today play a role in determining her future. Sharing a little of your time and talents with a girl can help her develop life skills, discover the thrill of accomplishment and encourage her to believe in herself and her dreams. Toys and video games may be forgotten by next year, but the influence one caring adult has on a child will last a lifetime. Please join us as we change the world, one girl at a time. Jennifer Smith Turner North Haven

By Lynn Semple Special to the North Haven Citizen

Continued from page 14 uses are: Board of Finance public meetings, registrars of voter office, first selectman’s office and conference rooms for public and town committee use. There is also a kitchen for employees. As there is no way for a handicapped person to have access to the second floor, he or she may be excluded from the hiring process. At several selectman meetings in the past, Mr. Gary Amato has pointed that many town citizens, including himself, cannot attend the Board of Finance meetings, due to their inability to negotiate the stairs. At subsequent selectman meetings, Mr. Amato has neglected to thank Mr. Freda for addressing his concern. The town hall annex has an elevator. Why does the town hall not have one? In the future, it would behoove letter writers to get their facts straight so their presentations are accurate. Sherman Katz North Haven

To the editor: I would like to express my gratitude to the tens of thousands of people across the state who help to make Girl Scouting in Connecticut possible. The support our volunteers give through their time, talents, and generous donations is both appreciated and needed. At Girl Scouts of Connecticut our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. To succeed, we depend on dedicated volunteers from every town and neighborhood in Connecticut. We have many amazing and inspiring volunteers, but we need more. Due to a shortage of adult volunteers, there are girls in your town who are waiting for a Girl Scout troop to form, a leadership program to be delivered, or a fun event to be led by an adult. As we enter this season of giving, please consider giving your time to make a difference in a girl’s life. With the guidance of caring adults, more than 44,000

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played - Visit Santa Whatever holiday activities you do with your children, make them memorable. Whether you are incorporating old traditions or making new ones, what can matters most is the time spent with loved ones. Happy Holidays!

- Cut down your own Christmas tree (it may be a bit more expensive but the experience is well worth it) - Take a trip to the local ice rink and take your children for a spin on the ice - Watch Christmas specials on TV - Drive or walk around town to look at the Christmas lights people have dis-

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North Haven Citizen (12-10-10): BREAKING NEWS — North Haven’s Board of Education (BOE) has moved one step closer toward hiring a new superintendent of schools. Friend responses: - I hope it is someone who will lift the draconian food rules for the children. (editor’s note – comment “liked” twice) - I hope they find someone who can take charge and someone who doesnt pass the buck and can actually be the boss and make people do their jobs!

Reflect Continued from page 14 time because of the loss of grandparents, aunts, uncles, my father-in-law and my father who all left me with so many wonderful memories that are still tangible in my mind’s eye. I believe many of us may have the same fond memories when we look back. We do miss those days, we miss our loved ones who are no longer with us, and we reflect back with a degree of sadness. I have learned in life to turn negatives into positives and when I look back now, I realize that although I can not bring back all of those loved ones, what I can bring back are those happy memories of each and every one of them. When I think of those happy memories during each Christmas season, I realize

that all of those lost loved ones are still with me in spirit and my memories of them continue to live on in my mind. This holiday season, despite these difficult times, we do have a great deal to be thankful for. We have family, friends and the wonderful memories of those loved ones who are no longer with us. For me as your First Selectman, I am also grateful to be serving the fine citizens of North Haven and each of you in some way is part of my extended family. I would like to take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you a very safe, happy and healthy holiday season. It has been an honor to serve as your First Selectman for this past year. Sincerely, Michael J. Freda First Selectman


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Dec. 17

your party. All toys will be donated to the New Haven division of “Toys for Tots.” For tickets and more information contact Cathleen Steinau or Kristina Conroy at, parade.media@ gmail.com, or visit www.stpatricksdayparade. org Nutcracker performance — The New England Ballet Company will perform the Nutcracker at Parsons Auditorium, 70 W. River St., Milford, at noon and 4 p.m. North Haven resident Royse Maiocco will perform the lead roles of Sugar Plum Fairy and Snow Queen. For more information, call (203) 799-7950 or visit the website at www.NewEnglandBallet.org NHSO Holiday Extravaganza — Celebrate the holidays with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra Pops performing favorite holiday carols at 2:30 p.m. at Hamden Middle School. For tickets, call (203) 865-0831, or visit www.NewHavenSymphony. org HSO Holiday Pops —The Hartford Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops will be held at 3 and 8 p.m. at Mortensen Hall, The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, Hartford. There will be Yuletide music, ballet dancers, the Hartford Chorale, the Connecticut Children’s Chorus, and guest soprano, Tessa Romano. For tickets, contact HSO ticket services at (860) 244-2999 or visit hartford symphony.org

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Nutcracker performance — The New England Ballet will debut an integrated dance and theatre program for individuals with autism and special needs in an adaptation of Nutcracker Suite. It will be held at Parsons Auditorium, 70 W. River St., Milford, at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call (203) 799-7950 or visit the website at www.NewEnglandBallet. org

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Saturday

Polar Express — The Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee will have a Polar Express at the Irish American Community Center, 9 Venice Place, East Haven, from 4 to 7 p.m. There will be a reading of the book, The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg, and a presentation of the movie starring Tom Hanks. There will be crafts, activities, door prizes, raffles, and munchies for all ages. Guests are encouraged to dress in warm jammies and bring a blanket and pillow for viewing the movie. Bring an unwrapped toy and receive $1 off every ticket in

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The North Haven Citizen Friday, December 17, 2010

Tree lighting ceremony

Sunday

Nutcracker performance — The New England Ballet Company will give a matinee performance of the Nutcracker at Parsons Auditorium, 70 W. River St., Milford, at 1 p.m. North Haven resident Royse Maiocco will perform the lead roles of Sugar Plum Fairy and Snow Queen. For more information, call (203) 799-7950 or visit the website at NewEnglandBallet.org

Eileen P. Pettit, assistant director of recreation, with Santa.

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Thursday

Garden Club — The North Haven Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. at the North Haven Congregational Church, 28 Church St. Gerri Giordano will lead a workshop for members on how to construct a dragonfly out of copper pipe and screen material. If anyone is interested in joining the North Haven Garden Club, please call Kathy Miranda at (203) 4842647.

Michael J. Freda, First Selectman, with Santa and tree-lighter Julion Mattei.

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North Haven Middle School Honor Roll

The following students were named to the North Haven Middle School honor roll for the first quarter, 201011: 6th grade high honors: Maia Annunziato, Sejal Atluru, Adriana Bogen, Bowen Brennan, Juliana Carchia, Christian Ciaburro, Jacquelyn Ciampini, Isabela Dallai, Kiley DeGrand, Isabella DelVecchio, Brianna Fitzpatrick, Sean Flannery,

Olivia Franco, Julia Freeman, Jonathan Goodrich, Tucker Houston, Hillary Hoyt, Olivia Hoyt, Liam Hylton, Olivia Irons, Aliza Knight, Lindsay Knight, Hope Marino, Francesca Mascola, Grace McGovern, Jessica McInnis, Kayla McInnis, Danielle Mixon, Julia Opramolla, Rachel Papa, Kaylie Sahirul, Emily Shea, Robert Sotere, Anna Stowe, Maxwell Sullivan, Sarina

Sun, Maily Tran, Luke Wilcox, Hansen Wu, Carrie Zeng. 6th grade honors: Gianni Abate, Natalie Acquarulo, Alexandra Amasino, Vincent Anastasio, Lucy Aquaro, Jordyn Aurora, Anthony Berretta, Francesca Biceglia, Joshua Bryson, Alec Butler, Dustin Byrnes, Emily Camera, Adra Chbihi, Brendan Clark, Dylan Cocco, Aidan Coyle, Torre Danner,

School Lunch Menu with salsa and cheese, lettuce and tomato, Mexican corn, applesauce. Thursday: Early dismissal. No lunch service. Friday: Holiday recess. Elementary School Daily fee: $2.25 Monday: Baked whole grain chicken nuggets, whole wheat dinner roll, seasoned green beans, fruit choice,

milk. Tuesday: Nachos with taco meat and cheese sauce, lettuce and salsa, seasoned corn, fruit choice, milk. Wednesday: Hot dog on a bun, sweet potato fries, steamed broccoli cuts, applesauce, milk. Thursday: Early dismissal. No lunch service. Friday: Holiday recess.

Eric Potts, Callyn Priebe, Steven Pugliese, Kaylee Quinn, Matthew Rademacher, Tessa Raffone, Nigel Regan, Todd Richards, Genevieve Richardson, Isabelle Rubano, Arya Sayadi, Melissa Scaramella, MariaGrazia Scarano, Ryan Scarpa, Bryan Searles, James Sirot, Elexis Soukthideth, Lauren Spencer, Jake Tantorski, Mark Tantorski, Carson Tebbetts, Alexander Tkacs, Nicole Tonelli, Abigail Tubis, Jordan Vaccaro, Carly VanDeusen, Sophie Velez, Shelby Wuchek, Beracah Xiao. 7th grade high honors: Gabrielle Anastasio, Sonia Atluru, Sophia Bates, Ryan Brennan, Rachel Buonasora, Francesca Campanelli, Monica Capriglione, Rachel Card, April Chen, Francesca Coppola, Isabel Coppola, Lia Crowley, Peter Durante,

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School Continued from page 17

Madeline Fitzgerald, Kyle Frank, Morgan Heyl, Kristina Holle, Conor Hylton, Ahna Knudsen, Christiana Lano, Marisa Mantovani, Kelly Manzo, Nicholas McCreven, Patrick McKenna, Stephanie Meyer, Michael Montano, Stephanie Nesdale, Amanda Norman, Jillian Oestreicher, Ji-Young Park, Rachel Purcell, Julia Puzone, Natalia Schiavo, Rebecca Spadacenta, Abigail Stock, Conner Suraci, Connie Tao, Giovanni Torres, Edward Wenzel, Shawna Zeisner. 7th grade honors: Joseph Abate Jr., Kaitlyn Amasino, Nicholas Angiollo, Kevin Arnold, Joao Vitor Avila, Catherine Babbidge, Joshua Back, Brooke

Balzano, Antonia Barbiero, Amanda Barcsansky, Julie Barron, Rosina Bernardo, Thomas Bogen, Gina Bonanno, Sara Bosco, Emma Buck, Nicholas Campanelli, Joseph Casarella, Hayley Cassella, Mitchell Chan, Rene Chang, Ian Chapelle-Conklin, Matthew Christoforo, Matteo Cirioli, Matthew Cofrancesco, Isabella Corniello, Makenzie Curr, Elissabeth Daniele, Consolata DeLucia, Kennedy DelVecchio, Brooke Dietter, Britney Dixon, Tyler Doyle, Andrew Dzierlatka, Christina Ellis, Kirk Christian Esmero, Michael Franco III, Susannah Frank, Junsu Gho, Geno Giano, Rachel Giatrelis, Mitchell Gimler, Andy Guo, Isabella Heagy, Philip Hendricks, Jeremy Imperati, See School, page 22

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Registration is now open for the Greater New Haven Warriors Youth Hockey 2011 Winter Program. The Learn-to-Play Hockey program is designed to continue to teach boys and girls ages 4 to 10 proper skating skills introduced in First Strides and the Fall LTP clinic. Full equipment is required (helmet with full face guard, neck guard, shoulder pads, elbow pads, hockey pants, hockey gloves, shin pads, hockey socks, hockey skates and a hockey stick). Discounted equipment packages are available in the rink pro shop, HockeyGear.com. The schedule runs from Sunday, Jan. 2 through Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, with 17 sessions on Saturdays and Sundays. Saturdays, first session, is at 8:10 a.m. (for players born 2004 and later); second session is at 9:20 a.m. (for players born 2005 and before). Sundays, first session, is at 8:25 a.m. (for players born 2004 and later); second session is at 9:35 a.m. (for players born 2005 and before). To register, go to www.gnhwarriors.org and click “Register” on the left side of the home page. For more information, contact Greg Juliano, director of Player Development at (203) 2454113, or gjuliano01@snet.net or visit our website.

Elks hoop shoot

The Hamden-North Haven area National Elks Hoop Shoot for boys and girls residing in Hamden and North Haven will be held on Saturday, Dec. 18, at the Saint Stephen’s School Gymnasium, 418 Ridge Road, Hamden. Youth, ages 8 to 13, as of April 1, 2011, are eligible. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with competition beginning at 9 a.m. Each contestant has 25 foul shots at the hoop. The winners in each category may go on to compete in multiple levels of competition. For more information, contact Bob Murphy at (203) 641-9174, or (203) 239-7432.

Students give Thanksgiving presentation Photos by Bridget Austiguy-Preschel

Students from the Contemporary First Grade program and the transitional class put on a Thanksgiving presentation on Nov. 23 at Ridge Road Elementary School cafeteria for their families. The students sang songs about Thanksgiving and recited their lines which they had practiced. Top right: Sal Giaimo holds up a turkey during the presentation. Bottom right: Khadeeja Khan, Tyler Pitcher, Grace Finch, and Juliana Collins recite their lines at the Thanksgiving presentation.

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North Haven Youth Basketball, girls, grade 7-8 level from a game played on Dec. 11, at the North Haven High School. The league has four boys’ levels and four girls’ levels. The divisions are by school grade levels 1 and 2, 3 and 4, 5 and 6, and 7 and 8. The team in purple is the “Mercury” and the team in green is the “Lynx.”


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School Continued from page 18

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Precisely how many town officials read The North Haven way is unknown to Peterson. “I’d say a good dozen,” he said. “But, honestly, I think they all do. Many times I’ve written something and was told by one town official that it was read by three others.” Walter Spader, author of the liberal-based blog North Haven Democrat, believes Peterson faithful readership is politically savvy. “Everyone who has an interest in local town politics clearly reads Chris’ website,” Spader said. “He has the hyper-local market cornered. People visit to disagree with him or agree with him. He has a loyal following on both sides.” “People who disagree with him can vilify him,” Spader added. “I think he’s a good guy. His blog is a labor of love. And Chris doesn’t shy away from letting his personality be known.” Accordingly, The North Haven Way can be a factionalizing force, generating both genuine appreciation and sharp contempt for its presence. One factor which could cause censure, a feature ubiquitous across innumerable websites, is the ability for any user to comment anonymously. Such posts are opinions authentic to their writers, who have full right to personal expression, but are not necessarily truthful, despite the fact that comments can influence others. “People who comment on blogs don’t always have all the information to draw a reasonable conclusion or offer possible solutions,” said North Haven’s interim superintendent of schools Patricia Brozek. “I think that without that information, sometimes the comments are not healthy for the community when they don’t have all the facts.”

“Everybody has an opinion,” she added, “which is their right, of course, but when you try to draw resolutions, you need to have all the appropriate information and facts.” Freda concurred. “There has to be delineation between protecting the First Amendment and not allowing baseless and vicious accusations,” he said. “In my opinion, baseless and vicious accusations should not be protected. They create reckless forms of opinion that only form polarization within society.” Like countless town officials, and McCarty before him, Freda receives anonymous praise and disapproval on The North Haven Way. “I don’t mind the criticism,” he said. “I’m always looking for constructive criticism.” “Somehow, there has to be a distinction between constructive commentary and reckless commentary,” he added. Peterson stands by his blog’s anonymous comments, which can total over 100 for a single day’s entry. “I present the comments, but give opportunity for people to counter them,” he said. “If something up there is inaccurate, I want to be able to open the floor for people who do know the facts to counter them.” Spader is not a fan of anonymous comments. “I think they are bad,” he said. “At town meetings, you have to stand up during public comment and say ‘Here’s my name and address.’ It makes the person a little bit more responsible with what they have to say.”

Continued from page 9 carino answered queries put to him on The North Haven Way. Technology has transformed how voters learn about candidates, Yaccarino stated, but constituents’ desire for honest responses from politicians has not altered. “Everything has changed,” he said, “but, whether it’s from a blog or newspaper, you should always answer questions, no matter where they came from.” Yaccarino is unsure of The North Haven Way’s exact audience size, but counts himself as a regular reader. “I look at it once a week,” he said. “But Chris is the only blogger I read. I think he does a really good job as far as the facts.” “Yes, the blog affects things somewhat,” he added. “But, like anything in print, you have to digest it, take it with a grain of salt, and look at it from both sides.” Blogs have a place, according to Yaccarino. “Like anything else they are a good piece of the puzzle,” he said. Peterson believes his site carries local significance. “I think my blog has made an impact on public opinion and local politics,” he said. “The candidates I’ve made a point in not supporting, they’ve all lost, even for smaller boards and commissions.” To produce his long-lived and well-read site, Peterson keeps up with bloggers from all over. “I read a good dozen blogs,” he said, “ones from Hartford, Norwalk, Norwich, ones from all over our political spectrum, both liberal and conservative sources.” Additionally, posts from national blogs are common content on The North Haven Way, depicting blogs as influential voices countrywide.

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Klothes 4 Kids

The Seasons

Continued from page 3

In the summer, the sky is blue While, I spend some time with you, The sun is hot, its rays so bright I think I might stay for a night As it gets colder summer turns to fall It’s not boring, not boring at all The leaves turn colors of different shades Now, I feel a shiver as summer fades As winter approaches and gives us inches of snow On the 25th Santa says, “Ho Ho ” The trees are bare Snow keeps coming Children keep on running and running Now it is spring The flowers are in bloom Way too beautiful to stay in your room And those are the seasons my dear friend And they will keep passing again and again By Samantha Jane Dorsi, age 8 pages describing medieval times and mysterious creatures. It opens, “Once, centuries ago, when witches, wizards and dragons were alive, there was a beautiful emerald.” “It took about a week to write,” Dorsi said. Before typing her work onto a computer, she writes on paper. She plans on continuing to focus on poetry and fiction. Like any artist, Dorsi is influenced by her peers and teachers, including her friend and writing-partner Olivia Manning of Clintonville Elementary School and Green Acres librarian Kathy Imholt. For other young, aspiring writers, Dorsi has encouraging advice. “You don’t have to wait until you’re an adult to get published,” she said. “You can start your dreams right here, right now.”

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Have kids? Do they have new clothes in their drawers and closets they just won’t wear, or outgrown before they even wore them? Please donate new items to Klothes for Kids and help local families via the Department of Children and Families by Monday, Dec. 20, at 4 p.m. at North Haven Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 24 Washington Ave.

Refuse collection The North Haven Public Works Department wishes to advise all North Haven residents that the refuse and recycling collection for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays will be on regular schedule. The Transfer Station and Recycling Center are always closed on Mondays. Both centers will be closed Dec. 24 and 25, 2010, and Dec. 31, 2010, and Jan. 1, 2011, for the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. The Public Works Department and Sanitation Division extend best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season.

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Bazaar Continued from page 12 handmade and donated items,” stated First Selectman Michael Freda. “Our seniors are a special group of men and women who have built our community and continue to remain active and to make productive contributions in the present and the future.”

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sons,” she said. “I thought about what I liked about the seasons and what I would do in the different seasons.” “I enjoy sitting outside and checking out my surroundings,” she added. “That’s how I usually get my ideas for my poems.” Dorsi, who turned nine in October, writes for enjoyment, producing numerous compositions. Her mother Sherry read a newspaper article about a teacher who submitted student work to Celebration of Poets. “I asked her if she would like to try it out,” Sherry said. “You never know. She picked out the poem she wanted to submit and sent it in last June. She received notification that her poem would be published in October.” Dorsi was thankful. “It means the world to me because I enjoy writing and reading probably at a higher standard for a kid my age,” she said. “To have something like this, it makes me feel good. It makes me feel proud to share my writing with other people.” Recent reading material of Dorsi’s includes John Grisham’s take on a kid novel, Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer, Shel Silverstein, Harry Potter and Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events collection. “She grew up from Nancy Drew,” her mother said with a laugh. “But she still loves mystery books.” “Every now and then I write skits and stories,” Dorsi said. “I also wrote a book.” The Emerald Beast, Dorsi’s first book, quite literally a paperback comprised of printed paper bound together, is 18

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Patriots Continued from page 6

in dire need of repentance,” ranted the Reverend. Upon hearing Reverend Davenport’s harsh words, I was shocked and stood very still, but the floor I was standing on made a creaking sound, revealing my presence. Both Laura and the Reverend looked up at me. At that moment, I found myself staring into the dark and mysterious eyes of a minister who had great contempt for my friend’s husband. As Reverend Davenport and Laura gazed upon me, I

politely explained that I had returned to recover Constance’s purse which she left on the chair. I saw the purse and quickly retrieved it and then said farewell. I hurried to the waiting carriage, got in, and gave the purse to Constance. I did not mention what I had overheard to my friend. The carriage pulled away and I put my head out the window and stared at the building. I caught a glimpse of the Reverend standing in the window with a stern and somewhat malevolent facial expression that gave me the chills. As we traveled down

the road, I was relieved to be on our way back to Singleton Lodge. When we arrived at Singleton Lodge, I told Constance that I was feeling a bit tired from our excursion, so I excused myself and went to my room. As I approached my bedroom door, I glanced down the hall and saw Caroline coming out of the locked room. When she saw me, she smiled as she walked past me and made her way downstairs. As I continued down the hall, a servant came out of my room. “I have put fresh linens on

the bed and filled the basin on the night table with water, Miss. Will you need anything else at the moment?” the servant asked. “No, thank you. I am very well for now.” After the servant had left, I went into my room and closed the door. I removed my shoes and my shawl, took a hold of my doll and rested on the bed. I was thinking about the harsh comments Reverend Davenport had made about Constance’s husband. To me, Alexander had seemed to be a kind and generous man with a gentle spirit. He had been very gracious

and hospitable to me, and I had noticed that he tended to go out of his way to please Constance. Could it be that Reverend Davenport dislikes Alexander because he was a former slave owner, or did the Reverend have knowledge of another sin that Alexander had committed? Finding no answers to my questions, I closed my eyes and soon fell asleep with my doll in my hand unaware that I was not alone in my room. To be continued . .

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Kids Continued from page 8 Citizen photos by Kyle Swartz

Above, Senior Songster Doryce Blake-Coon opens the concert with a solo. At right, Blake-Coon turns over the microphone to her choral peers. Below right, pianist Joan Gillooly provides accompanying music while singing.

School Continued from page 22

8th grade honors: Erica Acquarulo, Muneeb Ahmad, Kristen Amarone, Francesca Anastasio, Gabrielle Annunziato, Haley Arnaoutis, Megan Benedetto, Rianna Berretta, Jordan Brangi, Thomas Broccoli, David Broggi, Madison Burke, Maria Chiaia, David Cifarelli, Francesca Consiglio, Hunter Coughlin, Christopher Coyle, Imani DaSilva, Jacqueline DeGregorio, Shayna DeLuca, Angela DeMaio, Dominique DiBiaso, Cecil Estes III, Jeremy Farina, Jordan Fredericks, Dominic Fusco, Gianna Fusco, Julia Gambardella, Tyler Geremia, Daniel Giskin, Gabrielle Gontarek, Andrew Graziano, Whitney Griffin, Emma Griffiths, Binli Huang, Austin Iovanna, Jillian Johnson, Janos Kanyo, Joseph Kavgaci, Rachel Kelly, Kynat Khan, David Knudsen,

Kunal Kothari, Matthew Landino, Lisa Lavorgna, Amanda Macolino, James Manzo, Lauren Maresca, Olivia Marinelli, Kelly Martin, Louis Maselli, Alexa Mastriano, Mary Mattei, Alyson Milone, Thomas Mitchell, Amanda Montano, Zachary Munck, Walter Muralles, Melissa Nabors, Eamon O’Connor, Steven Olenski, Natalie Oronzo, Jeanne Pak, Julie Palladino, Joshua Paolillo, Jillian Papa, Sharlynn Parikh, Christopher Parisella, Omkar Patil, Anthony Picagli Jr, Alyssa Porto, Corey Powers, Brendan Quinn, Heather Reilly, Emily Remington, Alexandra Ryan, Michael SanGiovanni, Paige Savage, Nicholas Sbabo, Davia Schioppo, Arianna Shahrabi, Veronica Sills, Grace Snyder, Mitchell Stenquist, Abigail Tantorski, Max Thompson, Alexis Tomaszewski, Patrick Vanacore, Sierra Whitfield, Yexuan Yin, Jenna Zimmerman.

we sing, we’re always welcome back.” Extra flourishes added holiday charm. For “Rudolph,” a soloist donned a bright red nose. When performing “Jingle Bells,” all members shook shiny bells to provide appropriate background music. The kids sang along with familiar jingles, wide smiles across their faces. “The kids love it, especially the jingle spells,” said Senior Songster pianist Joan Gillooly. “This is a great intergeneration activity between seniors and the little ones.” Anticipation for the annual round of concerts itself is now a holiday tradition for Senior Songsters. “They look forward to it every single year,” said Sue Jung, program director of North Haven’s senior center. “This is one of their most favorite things to do, go to the elementary schools and entertain the students. They start asking me about this in August.” “Looking out into the audience, they feel like they’re bringing joy and happiness to the kids during the holiday season,” Jung added. “They’re kids at heart, too.”

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Over 25 years experience. Call today for free estimates. Call 203-440-3535 Ct. Reg. #578887

JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We clean Estates, Homes, Attics, Bsmts, Gar, Yard. Snow Plowing. ***FREE ESTIMATES*** 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

SIDING CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT Siding Roofing Windows Remodeling Decks Gutters Addtions Credit Cards Accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455

PLUMBING

J Hall Construction MEDINA Sewer & Drain Cleaning Services LLC. Quality work at affordable prices. 24hr srv. Benny Medina 203-909-1099 DON’T Flush money down the drain, call Duane Plumbing, heating. Quality work, low rates Major credit cards accptd. 203379-8944 lic. #283401 P1

IF YOU MENTION THIS AD SNOW PLOWING, Leaf & Yard Clean-Ups. Clean Estates, Home, Attic, Bsmnt, Garage. Free est. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218 GARY Wodatch Lawn & Landscaping Complete Fall clean-ups. Quick Courteous Srv. Est ‘85. All calls returned. Lic ins. #566326. 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430 A & A Lawn Care-Call now for fall cleanups & snowplowing. Hedge trimming, tree, shrub, debris removal. #584101 Free estimates. Jim 203-237-6638 GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 cell 860-558-5430 RICK’S AFFORDABLE Prickers, Small Tree removal. Gutters cleaned. 15 yrs experience. 203-530-4447. DE CA LANDSCAPING ● Patios & Decks ● Walkways ● Leaf & Snow Removal We provide reliable service. (203) 630-1294 (203) 886-6566 Ins., Free Estimates. CT #624716

ROOFING

CT Reg. #516790

C&M CONSTRUCTION To ensure a quality job at a fair price. Call 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488

SNOW PLOWING SNOW PLOWING #1 AFFORDABLE Commercial, Sanding, 24 hrs. 203-630-2642 L & E SNOW PLOWING Now accepting new clients. Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg. #623250 www.landeprop.com Call Trevor (203) 938-3789 BIG GREEN LANDSCAPING

HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM

Roofing, Siding & Gutters Residential/Commerical. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

★★★★★★★★

203-639-0032

L & E PAINTING Spruce Up Your Home or Business! Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg #623250 www.landeprop.com Call Trevor (203) 938-3789

Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrooms, additions.

203-237-0350

Roofing, siding, windows, decks, gutters & remodeling.

LEAF CLEAN-UP

FIDERIO & SONS

FIDERIO & SONS

★★★★★★★★

FALL Clean up service we do it all for you curb pick up, hedges, pruning, weeding, gutters Ins Lic 0619909 203-715-2301 biggreenhomeimprovement.com

Siding, Roofing, Decks, Additions, Replacement Windows, Remodeling, New Construction. All work is performed by owners. Contact Jeremy 203 537-2534 HIC.0575625

Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrms, additions. 203-237-0350. CT Reg. #516790 CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT Siding Roofing Windows Remodeling Decks Gutters Addtions Credit Cards Accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455

Gonzalez Construction

PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING

DEE’S ANTIQUES

203-235-8431

LANDSCAPING

A & A Lawn Care- Free Estimiates. Fall cleanups, mulch. Snowplowing. Tree, shrub, debris removal. Dumpster rentals. #584101 Jim 203-237-6638

GUTTERS

Buying Collectibles, Jewelry & Silver. China, Glass, Military, Musical. Anything old & unusual. Single item to an estate.

PAINTING Int/Ext. Local, established, reliable craftsman. Call (203) 537-2411 CT#614827

BEAUTIFUL Day Cleaning Services. It’s always a Beautiful Day when we are cleaning for you! We guarantee your satisfaction! New customer discount. (203)788-4266

GARAGE DOORS

GARAGE Doors and openers repaired and installed 10 % off. Rios Overhead Door 203-297-0685 or www.riosoverheaddoors.com HIC#0624979

Edwin Cordero

To ensure a quality job at a fair price. Call 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488

HEATING & COOLING DON’T Freeze this WINTER! Call Duane Plumbing, heating & cooling. Annual furnace & boiler tune-ups & cleanings. Quality work. Major credit cards. Low rates. 203-3798944 #400335-S1

PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING

C&M CONSTRUCTION

CT Reg #606277. DON’T MOVE - IMPROVE! Free estimates. 203-631-1325

CONCRETE & CEMENT

NICHOLAS J MURANO, LLC Complete Concrete Construction Beautiful stamped work. Visit www.icefighters.org (203) 294-9889 CT#612218

KITCHEN & BATH REMODELING

A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

1-2 ITEMS Silverware, China, Glass. Furniture. 50’s Items. Whole Estates.

GUTTERS

Fully license/insured. CT Reg# 577319

SERVICES OFFERED Cornerstone Fence & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203237-GATE. CT Reg #601060

SIDING

Gonzalez Construction Roofing, siding, windows, decks, gutters & remodeling.

203-639-0032 Fully licensed/insured. CT Reg.# 577319

Now accepting new snow service accounts, full season or per storm. Sidewalks, walkways, stairs, driveways, salt/sand, quality friendly service. Commercial & Residential Service Call 203-715-2301 CT#619909 RESIDENTIAL ONLY Snow Removal. Fully insured. #581867. Meriden, Cheshire, Wlfd area. Bella 203-605-0258 SALT - $130/Yard. Sand/salt 7:2 DOT mix, $59 per yard, picked up. 100% magnesium chloride icemelt - Safest for concrete! $16/50lb. bag. Pallets prices avail. 24/7. 203-238-9846

203-294-9889 www.ICEFIGHTERS.org Expert De-Icers Commercial Specialists. Nicholas J Murano LLC, Member: Snow and Ice Management Assn

TREE SERVICES YARDLEY TREE SERVICE.com Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. Firewood Available 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159


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The North Haven Citizen — Friday, December 17, 2010

Looking for the perfect new home for your Mother, Father, Aunt, Friend or Yourself?…….

You Found It! S a g e Po n d P l a c e

APARTMENTS FOR RENT BERLIN 2 BR, 2nd Floor. Large living room. Extra clean. All appliances included. Garage. No smoking. No pets. $900 per month. Call 860-234-0289

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden - 1 & 2BR apts From $625 + sec. Heat & HW incl. Avail. now! 203-938-3789

L & E PROPERTY Management offers Meriden - 3 BR apts From $900 + sec. & utils. Avail. Immed. 203-938-3789

Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

Brand New Beautiful 1 Bedroom Apartments in Berlin For Active Adults 55 and better

Only $950 Heat, Hot and Cold Water Included Central air! Intercom system! Fully applianced kitchens On-site laundry! with frost free refrigerator, Library with computer range with self cleaning oven, workstation! dishwasher, garbage disposal! Ample on-site parking! Community room with fireplace Picnic area with grill! and full service kitchen! 24-hr. maintenance! Secure three-story building with elevators!

Call Now!

(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA WANTED TO BUY FISHING TACKLE. Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Call Dave anytime 860-463-4359

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS. Many different instruments offered. Beginners to Advanced. Experienced music teachers. Call Sarah or Mark 203-235-1546 Fall openings available. SIGN up now for music lessons for the winter session. Experienced musical teachers for drums, piano and Pro Tools recording. Safe, heated lesson spaces in Wlfd. Close to hwys. Call 203-265-7563 ask for B.J.

Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome

Piano Lessons Beginner to Intermediate De Fiore Vocal & Piano Studio Roberta (203) 630-9295

HOUSES FOR RENT MERIDEN Small 3BR house. WD hookup. Deck. Gas heat. $1175/mo. First & security. Available immediately. Call 203-918-9035 or 203-832-2328 WALLINGFORD - House for rent. 6 room colonial. Stove, Fridge, Washer/Dryer hook up. Nice yard. Off st parking. $1400/mo + utilities & sec. Available now. 203-640-5249.

CONDOMINIUMS FOR RENT

MERIDEN- 2BR TH, quiet, mint. 1 1/2 bath, AC, sec. sys. Hookups. Appls. W/W carpet. Deck. No pets or smoking. Security deposit. $980 + utils. 203-269-9755 MERIDEN-2BR, 1 1/2 bath townhouse, end unit, natural gas baseboard heat/hot water. Located close to routes 691, 91, 84, 66 & Berlin Tpke. Call for details 860-267-2834

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

HOUSES FOR RENT

L & E PROPERTY Mgmt Offers Meriden- Big beautiful 4BR house w/large yard. 2 baths. Just renovated. 89 Amity St. $1645 + utils. Avail. immed. (203) 938-3789 MERIDEN Charming MUST SEE 2 bedroom, 1 bath ranch on quiet eastside. Partially finished basement possible 3rd bedroom. Sec 8 welcome. Borgnine Properties @ 203-848-0360.

1 BR, 2 BR & Studio Starting at $595 per month. Heat & HW incl. Off street parking 203-886-7016

Flanders West Apts Southington

Studio & 1 Bedroom Apts Affordable apts for qualified applicants 50 yrs of age or older Small pets accepted Please call 860-621-3954 TTY 711

MER 1BR, 1st fl, 4 lrg rms, heat, HW, elec incd. W. Side, refrig, stove, washer, dryer incld. $995/mo+sec. Call 203-6303823 12pm-8pm MER-1BR, 3rd flr, remodeled, sep utils. Refs & good credit. $550/mo. Call Jeff Owner /Agent 860-302-2987 MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. East Side, 2nd flr Studio, $758/mo+ sec. 1BR, 3rd fl, $845/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm 203630-3823 or Meridenrooms.com MERIDEN - 1BR, 3rms, small apt., 2nd flr, Stove & refrigerator. Carpet. New tilt windows. Parking. No pets. Refs. & sec. dep. $500. 860-276-0552 MERIDEN - 2BR, 5Rms, 2nd flr, Newly redecorated, WW carp, appls. No utils. No pets. Sec. $850/mo. Garage available. 203-631-9929 MERIDEN - Townhouse apt w/ bsmt, garage, 2BR, W/D hkup, stove, refrig incld. Lease & sec req’d. $800/mo. 203-634-1371 MERIDEN 1 BR. 1st Floor. 91 Lincoln St. Stove & refrigerator Section 8 Approved. $650 plus security. Interested? Call 203-927-8215

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

2 BR Starting at $750. Heat & HW incl. Ask about 1 month free rent. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN 2-3BRs Apts Starting at $670. 404 Center St; 53 Prospect St. Off st parking. 1st mont rent FREE w/1yr lease. Sec & ref. Mike (203) 537-6137 MERIDEN 3 BR townhouse. $1050. 9 Guiel Place. Call (203) 213-6175 or (203) 376-2160 MERIDEN 3 BR, 1 1/2 bath Townhouse Heat & Hot Water incl. Garage. $1425. Call (203) 464-7377 MERIDEN 3 BR, 2nd Fl. Clean. $850. 31 Twiss St. (203) 235-0274-leave message.

Meriden 80 East Main St. $395 - SMALL STUDIO $415 LARGE STUDIO $575 - 2 BEDROOM Property Max 203-843-8006 MERIDEN Clean, recently updated apartments. Off street parking. WD hookup. 3 BR - $900 ** 3/4 BRs $1100 203-417-1675 MERIDEN DECEMBER’S RENT IS FREE! 3BR/2nd Fl. Completely remodeled. Brand New appliances. Separate utils. $950. Owner / Agent 203-996-1719 MERIDEN MOVE IN SPECIAL Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN- 1BR, quiet apt in S. Meriden. $645 incl. electricity W/D facilities. 203-235-1468 MERIDEN- 2BR newly remodeled. Hardwood floors. freshly painted. East side. $725/mo. No pets. Available now. Call 203-500-9080 or 203-235-5364 MERIDEN- 2BR, 5 rms, hdwd flrs, w/d hookup. Close to bus & shopping. $800 + sec. Call (203) 630-2374 MERIDEN- 3BRs, 1.5 baths, laundry hookups. Deck. Parking. Exc. location. Across from Edison Middle School. (203) 630-2864 MERIDEN- Crown Village. 2BR, newly remodeled, large unit. Heat & Hot Water included. Laundry, pool, off st. parking. Sec. 8 approved. 203-269-1508. MERIDEN- Spacious 2 BR apartment, $800. Ennis Realty 203639-9092 MERIDEN- Strawberry Hill. 2BR townhouse w/1 car garage. 1 1/2 ba, appls, w/washer/dryer, w/heat/HW/AC. $1150. Section 8 approved. (860) 256-8074

MERIDEN-1-2BR, 3rd flr, new carpet, new paint. Avail immediately. $675/mo. 203-440-1003 MERIDEN-1BR lovely end unit, E. side complex. Large & modern. Appls. incl. Deck, off st. park. Secure bldg. $695 incl. HW. 203-269-0763 MERIDEN-1BR. large. 2nd fl new appliances, newly renovated $775 per mo plus security hot water included call Natalie 203-671-2672 MERIDEN-1BRS. All appliances & hot water incl 2 mo. sec.. No pets. Coin op laundry. 1095 Old Colony Rd. Showings 9-11 am. 203-581-3620 MERIDEN-2BR + DR, LD, kit, pantry. Large 2nd flr apt w/private porch. Reduced! $795/mo. incl. fridge, stove & w/d hookup. No pets, utils or smoking. 1 year lease, credit check & refs. req. Sec & 1st mo. rent. 203-608-8348 MERIDEN-2BR, 2nd flr. Avail now! No pets. $675/mo. Section 8 approved. 203-427-7706 MERIDEN-Efficiency incl. BR/LR combo, kitchen, bath. $575/mo. & $675/mo. Lease & sec. deposit required. No pets. Call 203-238-9772 MERIDEN. 1BR:$595/mo. BROAD ST. On site parking/laundry. New windows. Spacious w/ample closet space. Near Wallingford line. Utilities NOT included. (914)347-3208. MOVE IN SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $750/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Call for info 203-639-4868 PLANTSVILLE Mansion -1BR Apartment. New appls. Pergo floors. Porch. Inexpensive utils. Big yard. $750. Reduced winter rent. Small pet Ok. 203-910-4349 PLANTSVILLE Mansion -Two 1BR apts, New appls. Pergo flrs. Porch. Inexpensive utils. Big yard. $700-$800. Reduced winter rent. Sm. pet Ok. 203-910-4349 WALLINGFORD - 1 bedroom, 2nd floor, off street parking, $725/month plus security deposit. Call 203-537-1937 WALLINGFORD 1BR, 2nd flr, appliances, central location, $750 a month, 1 month security. No pets. Call 203-317-9824 WALLINGFORD 2 bdrm, 1st fl. $950/mo + util + 1 mo sec dep. No pets. Off st prk. Avail now. 203-589-9559

APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD 2 BR $885. 2nd floor. Stove, refrigerator. New carpet. Call (203) 213-6175. Available now. WALLINGFORD 2 or3 BR, 1st Floor. All nice & clean. Hardwood floors. Off street parking. W/D hookup. No pets, no smoking. Call 203-269-5733 WALLINGFORD 2BR 1BA townhouse apt. Near town center/YMCA/park. LR/DR combo. Pets negotiable. $925. Call 203-641-7010 WALLINGFORD 3 LG BR. Totally remodeled. 1st Fl. Off st parking. No pets. $1250. Sec & credit ck. Call (203) 444-3524 WALLINGFORD STUDIO Totally remodeled. $600 + utils. No smoking. No pets. Off st parking. Laundry Room with washer and dryer. (203) 889-1940 WALLINGFORD-1BR inclds heat & HW. Lease & security. No pets. $795/mo. Call 203265-7101 JJ Bennett Realty WALLINGFORD-2BR, 1st flr w/lrg front porch, great loc. Walk to Downtown, Choate & YMCA. Beautiful hdwd fl, EIK, new energy efficient windows, off-st-park. $1200/mo+sec & utils. 203-379-6282

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770

CHESHIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS HIGH SCHOOL SPANISH TEACHER Exciting opportunity for individuals who posses excellent interpersonal skills, high energy level, creativity and the ability to work with all levels of students. Must demonstrate excellent skills in the Spanish language and thorough knowledge of the Spanish culture. Must utilize active learning strategies that appeal to multiple modalities and learning styles. The ability to create a positive, enthusiastic, dynamic classroom atmosphere implementing cooperative learning and participation in classroom activities is necessary along with acknowledge and desire to work with middle level students. Preference will be given to individuals with dual language certification. QUALIFICATIONS: Connecticut Teaching Certificate or the ability to qualify, with appropriate endorsement(s), and expertise in curriculum. (CERT. # 023) CLOSING DATE: December 30, 2010 (4:00 p.m.) TO APPLY: Call Job Opportunities Line at 203250-2411. Leave your name, address and the EXACT title of the position for which you are applying and an application will be mailed to you. EOE HOUSES FOR SALE

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or www.Meridenrooms.com

NORTH HAVEN Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV, furn’d. Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333

WANTED TO RENT WANTED 4 or 5 room house or apt. Meriden area. Middle age, section 8, clean, 1 cat. $850 per month. (203) 238-9756

MERIDEN $199,900 Bring the family! Something for everyone. Both levels of this gracious Ranch are sure to please! 3 or 4 bdrms, 3 bths. Very spectacular sunroom just off DR, deck, modern kit w/built-ins, cair, & nice yard w/shed. Brian 203-235-3300

STORES & OFFICES FOR RENT

MERIDEN For Lease 1250 SF of Prime Office Space 546 South Broad Street Call 203-272-8530

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL RENTALS MERIDEN Ind bldg for lease. 2200 sf. 2 overhead garage doors, 12’ high. Office w/bathroom. Shop w/bathroom. $850 per mo. Triple net. 203-213-8154

HOUSES FOR SALE

MERIDEN- New & existing homes, condos, land. Visit our website. www.galleriahouses.com Galleria RE 203-671-2223

APARTMENT MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN Maintenance Technician position for apartment community in Hamden area. Must live on site. Duties include: apartment turnover, fulfilling work orders, general property maintenance and 24-hour on-call rotation. Experience preferred in plumbing, electrical, carpentry and HVAC. Competitive pay and benefits. A thorough background check and drug screening is required for employment. Qualified Candidate Please Fax Resume to 203-4070390 or e-mail to: joanna@tagcos.com ASSEMBLY MECHANICAL Several positions available. Permanent - Berlin. Must have STABLE WORK HISTORY, ability to work from blueprints & utilize hand tools. Email resume to MWeiner@armazzotta.com

CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE SOUTHINGTON - BY OWNER $125,000 Move in today! 2BR, 1 1/2 bath condo on Rte 322. By Appointment Only 860-841-9412

BUSINESS & INVESTMENT PROP. WLFD $54,000 a year for prime pad site on busy RT 5 in Wlfd. Enjoy the heavy traffic just down the road from McDonalds. Property is level. Perfect for 3500 sq. ft. restaurant. Call today! Brian 203-265-5618

WLFD $309,900. 3 family home in excellent condition. Remodeled kitchens and baths. Updated heating, plumbing and electric. Separate utilities. 2 car garage and cair. Linda (203) 265-5618

HELP WANTED

You”ll like the low cost of a Marketplace ad.

Hot Off The Press PERMANENT AND CHRISTMAS WORK Start Immediately Christmas is here and we are busy. Local maintenance outlet is looking to fill 18-35 positions this week. Positions available in Customer Service Appointment Setters Display Makers No Experience Needed We Train Here $800-$1900/mo to start CALL TODAY FOR INTERVIEW 1-860-329-0316 Oil Burner Technician/HVAC Technician Around the Clock Heating & Cooling, Inc. in North Haven, is seeking a licensed residential oil burner technician/HVAC technician. Must have at least 4 years exp. and a “B” or “S” license. Competitive salary, company vehicle, 401K, medical, paid vacation & holidays. Call 203239-2226 to setup a confidential interview.


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Friday, December 17, 2010 — The North Haven Citizen Materials Management Associate MidState Medical Center MidState Medical Center is a progressive community hospital with an opening for an enthusiastic and ambitious individual to work in our "team-oriented" environment. We are committed to creating a workplace that thrives on caring, respect and teamwork. The Materials Management Associate is responsible for the processing of incoming supplies and equipment, as well as returned items. Responsible for the maintenance and rotation of inventory, filling supply orders and the delivery of supplies to departments. This individual will maintain the inventory in Pyxis machines as well as include basic data entry and retrieval skills. QUALIFICATIONS: Requires high school diploma, valid drivers license with excellent driving record, good communication skills, ability to do basic math and computer literate. Ability to lift 50 lbs. HOURS: Part time hours, 20 hrs a week, flexible schedule. Benefit eligible positions. To find out more about MidState Medical Center and to apply on-line, visit our website:

www.midstatemedical.org affirmative action- equal opportunity employer

MEDICAL CAREERS CNA NEW ENGLAND HOME CARE is seeking CNAs with a minimum of 6 mos exp. for a pediatric group home in Meriden. Previous experience in a group home with physically & emotionally challenged children preferred. 3 hr to 8 hr shifts, up to 24 hrs/wk. Shifts start at 6am. Earn up to $12.00 per hour based on experience. Must have a current CT CNA certificate. To schedule an appointment to apply, please call:

800-286-6300 ext. 4052 or fax your resume to the HR Department 860-613-3777 or email to: employment@newenglandhomecare.com E/E/O/C/M/F/V/D Drug Screen/Criminal Background Check Required

Visit us on the web at NewEnglandHomeCare.com

Can You Put "Sales" into Our

ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER POSITION?

It's all here!

A recent and rare opening has occurred at this family owned and operated multi media company, which has been serving the Central Connecticut market since 1867. We are seeking a highly motivated and organized self starter to lead a sales staff in selling our daily, Sunday, weekly and online products. In addition to quality of life, you will inherit a staff of seasoned veterans, all with long term relationships with their clients and award winning products. The ideal candidate will have a background of proven success in sales management, preferably in media; a portfolio of demonstrated creative solutions; promotional projects that provide value for advertisers and interest to the reader, budgets and planning experience, web savvy, and willing to represent our company at community and industry functions.

Send your resume to: mkillian@record-journal.com

HELP WANTED

DENTAL Receptionist/Assistant Exp’d with exc comm skills. Send resume to: PO Box 52, Southington, CT 06489. DRIVERS - CDL required, Immediate start. Transporting students. Benefits available. Call (860) 249-9614

HELP WANTED

Group Home Positions Residential Management Services Direct care positions available working w/adults w/developmental/intellectual disabilities in Meriden, Wallingford and Middletown. Driver’s Lic, HS Dipl/GED required. Apply online at RMS-inc.org EOE

Marketplace (877) 238-1953

HELP WANTED

OFFICE ASSISTANT PT Applicant must have proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Quickbooks. Send resume to: Record-Journal Box #1, 11 Crown St., Meriden CT 06450 P/T Daycare Handler wanted @ Country Dog in Southington Supervising/playing with dogs; Passion for dogs; high level of energy; ability to focus to ensure that the dogs are safe; creativity so that the dogs are stimulated. Future growth opportunities within the company are likely. Call Cheryl at 860-621-7297 P/T Groomer wanted @ Country Dog in Southington. Expanding salon looking for an energetic, professional and passionate groomer with 1+ yrs exp who can work independently & efficiently. Future growth opportunities within the company are likely. Must possess exc customer service skills & exceptional work ethics. Call Cheryl 860-621-7297

Regular and Per Diem Nursing Opportunities Gaylord is Connecticut’s premier long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) specializing in medically complex care and rehabilitation. Due to our continued expansion and growth, Gaylord is looking for Registered Nurses across all shifts to proivide exceptional physical, psychological, socio-cultural and spiritual dimensions of care to patients and their families, including educational needs. Gaylord RNs work in a “high-touch, high-tech” environment. We use technology to our advantage in patient care AND we get to know our patients during their inpatient stay. Come and use your acute-care skills in an LTACH setting. You will need current CT licensure. We offer a competitive compensation package. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Per Diem positions require two (2) years experience.

jobs@gaylord.org Or fax to 203-284-2733

Please email resumes to:

MEDICAL BILLING & ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE SPECIALIST

Ophthalmology FP Position Hamden Location Medical Billing Operations Thorough knowledge of CPT, HCPS & ICD-9 coding; Collection & documentation of insurance claims; Correspondence with carriers & payer reimbursement; Exp pref using Practice Management software and QuickBooks; Communicate effectively orally and in writing. Pref. 1-3 years exp in Accounts Receivable & General Accounting. Reliability w/a friendly, positive attitude & team spirit. Please Fax resume 203-281-2742

Respiratory Care Practitioner Gaylord Specialty Healthcare is Connecticut’s premier long-term acute care hospital specializing in medically complex care and rehabilitation. Due to our continued expansion and growth we are seeking a parttime (24 hrs/week) 3rd shift respiratory therapist. This position will administer respiratory therapy care and life support to patients by prescription and under the supervision of a physician. Requirements include current CT CRT license, RRT certificate, CPR certificate and a minimum of six months related experience. Competitive compensation package offered. EOE Per Diem opportunities also available for experienced RCPs.

Please email resumes to:

jobs@gaylord.org Or fax to 203-284-2733 HELP WANTED PART TIME Local delivery driver needed. Must have clean driving record & license. Apply in person: Town Fair Tire, 860 Washington St, Middletown. PRINTING – Postpress: card slitting, shipping, etc. Fastpaced shop. PT. M-F 9-2 Business Card Express 613 W. Johnson Ave., Cheshire 203-651-0001 Secretary/Administrative Person Around the Clock Heating & Cooling, Inc. in North Haven is seeking a part time secretary to answer phones, schedule work, dispatch technicians, make follow up phone calls, etc. Hours will be M-F mornings 7-11am. Exp. with Word/Excel/ Quickbooks preferred. Must be organized, have good people skills and a self starter. Call Lauren at 203239-2226 to schedule interview. SERVICE ADVISOR 7:30-5:30 mon-fri. Sat 8-12 (alternating wknds). Benefits, 401k, health insurance, vacation time. Competive pay plan. (203) 265-1611

HELP WANTED PART TIME weekend cook for Sage Dining Services. Sundays 9-5pm. Call (203) 439-7253 to schedule an interview. SLIDERS GRILL & BAR New Location Opening in Wallingford! Now Hiring Bartenders, Line Cooks, Servers. 860-7475199 www.slidersgrillbar.com WAREHOUSE Full Time Automotive Distributor seeking responsible, detail oriented person for Shipping & Receiving, Picking & Packing. Previous applicants need not apply $10 to start. Apply in person TuesThurs 8-11 only. Northeast Imported Parts, 20 North Plains Industrial Rd., Suite #10, Wallingford.

CNAs 24-32 hrs 3-11 Regency House of Wallingford is searching for experienced C.N.A to join our team. Regency is a 130 bed skilled nursing facility offering a friendly homelike environment with a dedicated team of caregivers, competitive wages and benefits, and flexible scheduling. For more information please contact: Joleen Donovan Director of Nursing

Regency House of Wallingford 181 East Main Street Wallingford, CT 06492

203-265-1661, fax: 203-265-7842 EOE


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