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Volume 4, Number 52

Friday, December 25, 2009

A memorable evening at Montowese Health Center


By David Marchesseault Special to the North Haven Citizen Eileen and Farooq Khan, part-owners of the Montowese Health and Rehabilitation Center, held their 18th annual joint Christmas party with the North Haven Rotary Club Dec. 15. Their son, Sal Khan, who oversees the center’s vans and ambulances, said that the celebration is held each year to bring a little joy to the hearts of the center’s 100 patients. The degree of special care provided by the staff was obvious to the holiday visitors who mixed with the elated residents later in the evening. Guests arrived to an assortment of hors d’oeuvres and an open bar. The attendees enjoyed the festive atmosphere of fellowship while dining on their choice of entrees, including giant stuffed mushrooms and filet mignon, all prepared on site. The small fee charged for the feast by Rotarians to its members and guests was collected to further support the club’s charitable causes. Ralph Cook, a former Rotary

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Eileen and Farooq Khan stand in front of the “transfer training car.” Club president, had to shout over the crowd to introduce Santa Claus. Old St. Nick arrived as people were dining and he immediately began to spread his jovial spirit throughout the cafeteria. At the close of the dinner, Nick Casella, Rotary Club president, said that the club’s attendance count was unusually high, and pointed out that nearly everyone had brought guests. Many described the night as the most successful holiday joint venture in its nearly 20 year history. Casella then expressed his thanks to long time member Mary Jane Mulligan, who

Freda on budget: ‘We have a challenge on our hands’ By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen The first Board of Finance meeting of the new administration discussed North Haven’s future challenges as the town continues to move forward in an uncertain economy. Before addressing the trials ahead, the board selected new officers. Richard Monico was voted in as board chairman, new member William Peiper was voted vice-chairman and Michael Hallahan was voted secre-

has purchased and wrapped Christmas mugs each year for every patient at the rehabilitation center. In thanking the Khans for the memorable evening, Casella pointed out the couple’s ongoing generosity to the community, including strong support for local scholarship programs. The Khans help fund the North Haven Rotary Foundation’s annual scholarship for a medical student at Quinnipiac University, most recently awarded to Rachel Hoffman, a third-year physical therapy major. The Khans donations totaling $40,000 to this cause has allowed for an annual $2,000 scholarship for a resident at the new Quinnipiac University campus in North Haven. Farooq, who came to the U.S. from India as a young industrial engineer in 1965, would also like to see the development of some type of a medical assistant program at the town’s high school. The Khans have also provided support for a literacy project in India, which will purchase a mobile school as an innovative educational

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Louise Stevenson gets a hug from Santa prior to her discharge from the Montowese Health & Rehabilitation Center. outreach, in concert with Rotary International. The Khans have pledged to match the $1,000 donation from the North Haven club, including the $500 gift from member Chun Hsu, a jewelry manufacturer. Under this extension of holiday spirit, a bus will be furnished with books, toys, and various educational materials for children. The couple has also donated to various clean water projects in India in recent years. After the coffee and the last bite of dessert were consumed, a large band of

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singers, comprised of Rotarians and their guests, were led by Santa Claus through the corridors of the multi-level facility. Directed in their joyful song by members Mark and Mary Minotti, the happy revelers visited each room as Santa and his helpers distributed a wrapped gift to each resident. The broad smiles on the faces of the recovering patients were lasting proof that the unique holiday gathering for this joint venture is well worth the time and effort made by the service club year after year.

Inside Calendar...........18-19 Marketplace......20-23 Faith.......................16 Health ....................12 Letters......................5 Obituaries ..............10 Seniors .............14,20 Sports ....................17

tary. The meeting was also the first for new board member Dyann Vissicchio. Board member and First Selectman Michael Freda projected a shortfall of $1.44 million for the 2009-10 fiscal year and a shortfall of $4.7 to $5.5 million for the 2010-11 fiscal year. “We have a challenge on our hands,” Freda said. “We are committed to doing whatever it takes to balance the current budget and grapple with the $4.5 to $5.5 million

The community services day care students visit the Senior Center every holiday season to bring song and cheer.

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North Haven performers take part in a holiday tradition By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen This holiday season, a group of youthful North Haven dancers performed in a favorite December tradition, the New Haven Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker.” North Haven’s Hayley Defilippo, Isabella Heagy, Caroline Lawlor, Sophia Mallico, Ava Mattei, Elisa Melilo, Katie Mountcastle, Alexandria O’Neal, Veronica Perpetua, Kate Reilly-Yurkovsky, and Juliette St. George all played children’s roles in the 14th annual performance of holiday favorite. The ballet, which follows a girl’s adventure with her gifts on Christmas Eve, was performed this year at the Shubert Theater from Dec. 18 to Dec. 20. “Kids do just about everything in the ballet,” said Noble Barker, the New Haven Ballet’s artistic director. “They can be mice, Russians, snow, flowers, demi-flowers, cake decorations, and more. “The ballet has a large cast of children,” Barker said. “The audience to a large degree is made up of parents, family, and friends of the kids.” The performing children range in age from 6 to 16 and are members of the New Haven Ballet, Barker said. Rehearsal began in October. O’Neal, 16, played a party teen and snowflake. She has been a

regular in the holiday performance. “This is my eleventh Nutcracker,” O’Neal said. “I have played many parts over the years. It is always a fun experience to be at the Shubert Theater and to be performing such a great ballet. It is also great that everyone in the New Haven Ballet can come together and put on an excellent performance.” Reilly-Yurkovsky, 16, performed as a flower and demiflower. Although she has been in the ballet for 10 years, she said that she still feels anxious going into the auditions. “Nutcracker season starts with an audition,” ReillyYurkovsky said. “Everyone gets in, but it’s still really nerve racking because we all want a good part. The parts get mailed to us, and every year on the day we get our parts we sit outside the mailbox on the phone with our friends waiting for our parts.” Reilly-Yurkovsky said that the succession of performing different parts through the years has also helped retain her and her fellow youthful performers’ interest in the ballet. “It’s so fun to see how our parts progress,” she said. “We love reminiscing about our various parts. When we were seven we were disappointed to get the role of angel for a second year, but then we got lost lamb the next year and were so excited.”


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Youthful dancers from New Haven Ballet perform in the company’s rendition of the classic ballet. Yurkovsky said. “Nutcracker season is my favorite time of the year. The energy and the adrenaline the cast has, as the show gets closer, is unlike anything else I’ve ever felt.” “The kids have a thrill dancing in the Shubert Theater and with a full orchestra,” Barker said. “This year they got to dance with guest artists from the New York City Ballet.” The participating children also received the opportunity to be a part of a holiday tradition that dates back to the 19th century. “The Nutcracker is such a tradition that most kids are already familiar with it,” Barker said. “And being a part of this tradition is exhilarating. Not only have you been in the performance with others

from your ballet school, but also with dancers from the last 120 years that this ballet has been performed. It’s that feeling of being a part of history.” Reilly-Yurkovsky also enjoyed being a part of a longtime holiday tradition. “It’s hard to explain because even though its second nature to me now, Nutcracker comes every year just like Christmas, it’s still so exciting and so different every year and really the best way to explain it is a rush of adrenaline,” she said. “And then afterwards you see little girls carrying nutcrackers telling their moms they want to be ballet dancers just like you when they’re older. It’s so rewarding.”

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Reilly-Yurkovsky said that she is also nervous before she takes the stage on the evening of the performance, but added that her nerves disappear once she is before the audience. “I get so nervous before I go onstage still,” she said, “but once you go on and you’re wearing pounds of make-up and you probably caused the hole in the ozone layer with all the hairspray you’re wearing in your hear and the lights are shining on you and you can’t breath - because when you can’t breath, it means your tutu fits - its like the whole world melts away and you just know your dance.” “The best feeling in the world is being on stage,” Reilly-Yurkovsky added. Barker, who describes his rendition of the classic ballet as the “old version,” said that the children who take part in the ballet have a lot to gain from the experience. “It helps them build self esteem,” Barker said. “Some kids like the costumes and others like the opportunity to be on stage. Some are showboats from the get-go.” Barker added that the endearing music of Tchaikovsky is a draw for the children. “You will hear the children humming the music between practices,” he said. “The music is a large part of the ballet both for the performers and the audience. It’s a pretty magical score.” Reilly-Yurkovsky said that the ballet’s music, often wild and full of energy, helps build her anticipation to the official performance. “We listen to Nutcracker music in our spare time and we go over our dances in our heads during the school day, waiting until we get to go to rehearsal at night,” Reilly-

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Friday, December 25, 2009 — The North Haven Citizen

Seniors enjoy annual holiday party with children and Santa at the Senior Center By Paul Colella The North Haven Citizen On a cold Friday afternoon a week before Christmas, the seniors from the Joyce C. Budrow Senior Center had a holiday party with the children and staff from Community Services Daycare at the American Legion Hall. “This is our annual visit with the seniors and Santa Claus,� said Lauren Montano, director of the daycare. “We walked over to the American Legion Hall, and we had a pizza lunch and sang songs. It’s a heartwarming experience that gets all of us into the holiday spirit.� The children sang holiday songs with the seniors, including “Jingle Bells,� “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,� and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.� The children and the seniors sat down and enjoyed a lunch including pizza, salad, fruit punch, and cookies for

dessert. Everyone listened to holiday songs playing in the background and some of the seniors and children sang along with the music and clapped their hands. “We look forward to this annual holiday event,� said Judy Amarone, director of the senior center. “The children are wonderful, and the event brings back memories for the seniors, and it is a great intergenerational program as well.� After lunch, Santa Claus made a surprise visit to the center. The children’s faces lit up when Santa entered the room. They sat in a circle next to Santa, who, with the assistance from some of the seniors and Sue Jung, program coordinator at the center, handed out presents to every child while Amarone took a picture of each child with Santa. After the distribution of the gifts, the seniors and the children, along with the staff from the senior center and community services

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shortfall for the next fiscal year.” In predicting a $1.44 million shortfall for the 2009-10 fiscal year, Freda projected a revenue shortfall of $939,000 and a budget overage of $503,000. The projected revenue shortfall, Freda said, was caused by a $500,000 over projected tax collection of the town’s back taxes as well as downward market rate influxes due to the poor economy. The back taxes still owed,

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Monico said, were largely represented by properties the town could not foreclose on because they have no chance of being collected on or are contaminated. The projected budget overage represented many line items predicted to overspend their budgets, said Assistant Director of Finances Ed Swinkowski, including a $30,000 overage for legal fees, $166,000 for accrued benefits paid for sick time and vacation time for departed town employees, $20,000 for public works consultants, $81,000 for streets and roads overtime pay, $105,000 for winter maintenance supplies, $75,000 for road supplies, $15,000 for gas, $15,000 for town pool maintenance, $18,000 for the lease charge for the two town dump trucks, and

$108,000 for school lighting. The projected overage was reduced to $500,000 by projected under spending on other line items. To help offset the shortfalls, Freda said the town would work with its liability and workman’s compensation insurance provider CIRMA to analyze North Haven’s claims history. “We could see a rebate of $500,000 to $700,000 as the result of claims in our history that upon analysis are not as onerous as anticipated at that time,” Freda said. Freda also said that he would be proactive in economic development, such as actively shopping the Rabina property at the former Pratt & Whitney site at 415 Washington Ave., to offset the shortfalls. During the meeting’s pub-

lic comment session, Sherman Katz asked the board whether it would take money from the fund balance or raise taxes in order to alleviate the shortfalls. Freda responded that although he supports a higher fund balance, he would take from it should McGladrey and Pullen, an outside financial auditor service, state that is safe to do so without putting the town at risk. North Haven’s fund balance is currently 7.7 percent. Freda added that he would continue to look for soft savings in town that would save money without negatively affecting town services. He pointed to the town’s switch to a new and cheaper de-icing product for roads. “I will be looking for this

type of savings on a department by department basis,” Freda said. “I am in the process of doing that right now.” Gerry Feinberg used to the public comment session to ask if the town would change its policy on pursuing foreclosures for properties with unpaid taxes. Freda responded that in cases that appear to be caused by hardships, the town will continue to offer a payment plan of 18 percent a year at 1.5 percent per month. Property owners who simply refuse to pay, however, will be foreclosed on, according to Freda. Freda added that the town would also not foreclose on any properties before Jan. 1 due to the holidays.

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Letters to the Editor To the editor: There is so much nonsense in Chris Peterson’s recent letter about our State Representative and Third Selectman Steve Fontana that it’s hard to know where to start. Mr. Peterson is entitled to his own opinions, but not to his own facts. Steve repeatedly pointed out last year that, as our State Representative, he helped to increase North Haven’s education aid by 81% over the past two years alone, which means that Mr. Peterson’s suggestion to the contrary is just plain wrong. But don’t take my word for it – ask Superintendent Sara Querfeld. As far as Steve’s votes on the Board of Selectmen are

concerned, Mr. Peterson apparently doesn’t remember that Steve voted last year for Mike Freda’s motion to recommend that the Board of Finance consider increasing the Registrar of Voters’ salaries, and Janet didn’t. But again, don’t take my word for it – check the Board of Selectmen minutes. Maybe what’s really bothering Mr. Peterson is the fact that Steve Fontana does a great job for us, both as our State Representative and as a member of the Board of Selectmen, and that the voters clearly approve of the job that he’s doing. How else to explain that, despite his opponent’s incessant harping last year on his service as a member

of the Board of Selectmen, the voters in town overwhelmingly re- elected him State Representative? How else to explain that the voters this year re-elected him to the Board of Selectmen? I, and I’m sure many people in town, are glad that Steve will be serving us as third selectman for the next two years. William Leiserson North Haven To the editor: I am writing to you with the concern that your paper only wrote about one side of this story. We are the neighbors that Cindy Vanacore constantly complains about. I am going to make this as short as possible. Ms. Vanacore has ha-

rassed us and the Town of North Haven for over a year and a half. She continues to claim that she is being harassed by particular people in the Town. Let me try to clarify that. Ms. Vanacore has called the Town of North Haven on us for everything. I’m sure there is plenty of documentation on this. She claims that there has been favoritism. I can assure you there has not. We have moved more things on our property because of the multiple complaints called in by Ms. Vanacore. We have obeyed every building code accordingly. We have spent thousands of dollars beautifying our property during which has all been permitted. While all this

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Friday, December 25, 2009 — The North Haven Citizen

Highlight by William McCarthy

Butterscotch Sky by William McCarthy

Courtesy of Sharon Morgio

The Hamden Art League will feature North Haven artist William McCarthy at its meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 12, beginning at 7:15 p.m., at the Miller Memorial Library Senior Center, 2901 Dixwell Ave. in Hamden. Courtesy of Sharon Morgio

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North Haven artist, William McCarthy, will be featured at the Hamden Art League meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at the Social Hall of the Miller Memorial Library Senior Center, 2901 Dixwell Ave. in Hamden, beginning at 7:15 p.m

Art League features North Haven artist

The Hamden Art League’s first meeting of 2010 will feature William McCarthy in a presentation on his atmospheric landscapes. McCarthy, A North Haven resident, is known for his luminous, mysterious oil paintings of trees against sky, field and river which evoke subtle variations of light and atmosphere. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, in the Social Hall of the Miller Memorial Library Senior Center, 2901 Dixwell Ave., Hamden. Socializing and refreshments are at 7:15 p.m., followed by a brief business meeting at 7:30 and the artist’s demo from 7:45 to 8:45. The public is welcome. Inclement weather will cancel meeting.


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Friday, December 25, 2009 — The North Haven Citizen

Remember When: The Waldoboro Fire Station By Paul Colella The North Haven Citizen

friends,” stated George. “Judy Amarone, the center’s director, Sue Jung, the program coordinator, and the staff are like my extended family. I call bingo at the center, and I am always involved in one activity or another. The center keeps me busy and out of trouble just like spending time at the fire station did when I was a little boy. I am also an animal lover and have a dog named Charissa.” George still keeps in touch with some of his childhood friends who he spent time with at the fire station. Two friends in particular are Ernie Banner and Lee Smith, who live in Maine. They talk often and their conversations always seem to revert back to the days at the fire station. Today, the Waldoboro Fire Station is now the American Legion Hall Post 149. The town built a new fire station next door and kept the same name. “Like everything in life, there is a beginning and an end to all things,” replied George. “Some of the firefighters who I knew as a small boy are gone. I miss them, especially Captain Bob Smith, who taught me about firefighting and how to keep a fire engine clean and shiny. My mother died five years ago, and she is buried next to my father in Augusta, Maine at Veteran’s Cemetery.” Even today, when George hears the sirens of a fire engine or sees one drive by, he has flashbacks of when he was five and hurrying to the Waldoboro Fire Station in his childhood town of Damariscotta, Maine. He has great respect and admiration for all firefighters who put their lives at risk while fighting fires and saving lives. They are George’s heroes. “Besides having respect for family, God, and my country, I also respect our country’s veterans and all men and women in uniform who serve and protect our communities,” said George. “They are special people just like the firefighters past and present at the Waldoboro Fire Station who will always

firefighting and form friendships with dedicated and brave individuals. Life will fade, people will come and go, good times and hard times will try our spirits, but the memories and good deeds, no matter how big or small, will remain. Let your heart as well as your mind, cherish the memories of yesterday for they bring comfort and hope for today and tomorrow. It is this purpose of not forgetting that makes us remember, so while we can, we should “remember when.”

A visit to the media class

Courtesy of Elsie Ruoff

Darren Haynes, a native of Woodbridge and son of North Haven High School Career Education Coordinator Annie Haynes, spoke to TV Sports Production and TV News Production classes at the high school on Nov. 23. He focused on his career in sports broadcasting. Haynes, who is the weekend sports anchor for KGBT-TV in Texas, turned his love of sports into a dream career and encouraged current students to set career goals. Students in the classes viewed clips from Darren’s sports, news and weather reports and questioned Haynes about breaking into the broadcasting field. Haynes stressed the importance of having a good mentor, as well as putting yourself out there to become known. He encouraged the students to email him so that they could begin networking in the media field. Students in both classes enjoyed the presentation and felt a real connection to Haynes.




The 1950s were a decade of prosperity and difficult times. Americans enjoyed the Eisenhower years while listening to rock ‘n’ roll on the radio and gathering around the television set to watch soap operas, “The Mickey Mouse Club,” “I Love Lucy,” “Davy Crockett,” and “The Lone Ranger.” Aside from the prosperity, the 1950s had trying times with the Korean War, the McCarthy Era, the fear of Communism, the infamous trials of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, and Alger Hiss, America’s increasing dependency on imported oil, and the neglect of the passenger railroad system. During this decade, a North Haven resident George Creamer, Sr., a little boy at this time, found pleasure spending time at a very special fire station. “I was born in 1951 in Damariscotta, Maine,” recalled George. “My father was a World War II veteran, and he owned and operated a paper and candy store in town. We lived upstairs from my father’s store, and my brother and I would help to restock the shelves. The candy section was my favorite part of the store.” George explained that Damariscotta was a small town where everyone knew each other and looked out for one another. The winters were very cold with lots of snow and there was not much to do, but he and his friends enjoyed visiting the fire station. “The fire station was near my home,” said George. “Every time I heard a siren, I would run to the station. My brother Stanley, or “Digger” as friends and family called him, and my friends and I would help the firemen wash the trucks and get them ready for the Memorial Day Parade. When I was older, I would attend to the radio, and the men at the station would let me slide down the pole when their captain wasn’t looking. I also remember when they converted an old army truck into a fire engine, but it was not very

comfortable to travel in.” When George was not in school, or helping out at his father’s store, or at the fire station, he spent his leisure listening to records, especially rock ‘n’ roll, and country and western songs. Some of his favorite singers were Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, Hank Williams, and Johnny Cash. He also played basketball and learned square dancing while his brother Stanley enjoyed roller skating. “Square dancing was good exercise, and I made new friends while having fun,” stated George. “I was taught square dancing by Howie Davidson, a long time resident of Damariscotta, and he was a wonderful instructor.” When George was older, he and his family left Maine and moved to Connecticut. His father worked at Pratt and Whitney in North Haven and the family lived in Wallingford. After working at Pratt and Whitney for 15 years, George’s father took a job as a substitute mail carrier. In January of 1979, his father was killed in a car accident while traveling on an icy road. The family was devastated, and George and his brother were left to care for their mother. “It’s been thirty years since my father’s death, and I still miss him,” recalled George with a tear in his eye. “He was a great man who always liked helping others. He and my mother taught my brother and me values, love, respect, and that family comes first.” Like his parents, George has passed these beliefs and values to his son who lives in North Haven and works at A&P in Old Lyme. George has lived in North Haven for 28 years, and today he enjoys going to the senior center, watching television, attending church on Sundays at St. John’s Episcopal Church across from the town green, and listening to country and western music. When his cell phone rings, it plays the song, “Hey Good Looking,” by Hank Williams. “I like going to the center and spending time with my

have a unique place in my heart and my memories.” When the actions of a particular event or era are over and we look back in history, we understand more or less what has taken place by reading or studying about it, or listening to stories told by those who lived during those times. For George, memories of going to the Waldoboro Fire Station with his friends are stored in the archives of his mind and give him comfort in knowing that he had the opportunity to learn about

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The North Haven Citizen — Friday, December 25, 2009

Obituaries Gloria Lederle

Denis C. King

Judith Iadarola

Gloria R. Caruso Lederle, 81, of Town Walk Drive, Hamden, formerly of Highland Park Road, North Haven, died Dec. 13, 2009, at her home. She was the wife of Henry F. Lederle. Born in Newark, N.J., on March 16, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Gerald and Jean Robinson Caruso. Gloria was an office administrator for her husband’s company, New Ventures, Inc., for many years until her retirement. She was a member of the North Haven Garden Club and the North Haven Senior Center. She enjoyed gardening, dancing and music. Mrs. Lederle is survived by a daughter, Donna M. Lederle, of Beacon Falls, and Jeffrey (Anne) Lederle, of Wallingford; a granddaughter, Elizabeth A. Lederle; a sister, Phyllis Spinck, of Alexandria, Va.; and a nephew, Darren Spinck, of Miami, Fla. Funeral services were held Dec. 16 at the North Haven Funeral Home. Interment was in All Saints Cemetery.

Denis C. King, 61, of Kings Highway, North Haven, died Dec. 12, 2009, at his home. He was the husband of Elizabeth Lofgren King. Born in Waterbury, Aug. 20, 1948, he was a son of Clifford King of Tampa, Fla., and Irmgard R. Shick (King) Gilmartin, of Hamden, formerly of Storrs. Denis was food service director at Peoples Bank of Bridgeport, Bayer Pharmaceutical of West Haven, the Legislative Office Building in Hartford and executive chef for Service America and Seilers Corp. He served his country faithfully in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Denis was an avid fisherman, a talented craftsman, and spent many years traveling in his recreational vehicle. He is survived by his sons, Michael King, of Clinton, and Christopher (Diana) King, of Killingworth; nieces and nephews; a good friend, Johnny E., and his two golden retrievers, Kasey and Jessie. Funeral services with military honors were held Saturday, Dec. 19, in the Christ Episcopal Church, Guilford. Interment was private. The North Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Connecticut Hospice, Inc., 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405, or the Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111.

Judith G. Dalton Iadarola, 69, of North Haven, died Dec. 20, 2009, at her daughter’s home in North Haven. She was the wife of the late Ralph T. Iadarola, Jr. Born in New Haven, Oct. 29, 1940, she was a daughter of the late Francis and Helen Donnelly Dalton. Judith had worked as a sales representative for Blue Cross/Blue Shield until her retirement. She is survived by a son, Ralph (Antoinette) Iadarola, III, and daughters, Linda (Edmond) Chicoine and Lisa (Thomas) Flannery; grandchildren, Samantha and R.T. Iadarola, Judy Rose Chicoine, Carly and Sean Flannery; a sister, Mary Sullivan; and lifelong friends, Sherrill Canning and Patricia Giannotti. She was predeceased by brothers, Joseph, James, Walter, Francis and Andrew Dalton. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Barnabas Church on Dec. 23. Interment was in All Saints Cemetery. The North Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the VNA of Wallingford, Inc., 135 N. Plains Industrial Road, Wallingford, CT, 06492, or the Connecticut Hospice, Inc., 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405.


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Christalie Brockett Christalie E. Post Brockett, 84, of Masonic Avenue, Wallingford, formerly of Peck Street, North Haven, died Dec. 19, 2009, at the Masonicare Health Center, Wallingford. She was the wife of the late Ralph F. Brockett. Born in Wallingford, Jan. 8, 1925, she was a daughter of the late John and Emma Zemke Post. Mrs. Brockett had worked in Alumni Records at Choate Rosemary Hall for many years until her retirement. She was a member of the American Legion Murray/Reynolds Post 76, Women’s Auxiliary, and volunteered at the Masonicare Health Center. She is survived by a son,

Retired North Haven Deputy Fire Chief Jack (Mary) Brockett, of Wallingford; and daughters, Carrie Olewnik, of Wallingford, Nanci (David) Estep, of North Haven; grandchildren, Paul (Renee) Brockett, David (Sarah) Brockett, Thomas (Nicole) Brockett, Teresa (Adam) Lentine and Mark Olewnik; great-grandchildren, Daniel, Lindsay, Ryan, Alec and Alyssa. She was predeceased by a brother, William Post, and a sister, Nancy Papallo. Funeral services were held Dec. 22 at the North Haven Congregational Church. Interment was in North Haven Center Cemetery. The North Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the North Haven Congregational Church, 28 Church St., North Haven, CT 06473.

Elsie M. Flynn Elsie M. Flynn, of North Haven, died at home Dec. 20, 2009. She was the wife of the late Donald J. Flynn. She is survived by daughters, Barbara Flynn, Margaret Simmons, and a son, Donald J. (Cheryl) Flynn Jr., all of North Haven; two sisters, Caroline Sandillo, of Hamden, Virginia Dobuzinsky (George), of New Haven; and a brother, Alfred L. DeRusso, of Attala, Ala. She is also survived by two grandsons, and four greatgrandsons of Allentown, Pa. She was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters. A funeral Mass was celebrated Dec. 23 at St. Francis of Assisi Church, New Haven. The North Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to St. Francis Church, 397 Ferry St., New Haven, CT 06513.

Elena Capriglione Elena Imperati Capriglione, 80, of Edison Drive, North Haven, died Dec. 17, 2009, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of

the late Terenzio Capriglione. Born in Furore, Salerno, Italy on March 23, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Giuseppe and Antoinetta Florio Imperati. Elena was a very talented seamstress having worked for numerous New Haven area dress shops. When living in Italy, she played the organ in church and was a member of the Catholic Women Society. She is survived by her children, Angela (Domenic) Izzo, Anna (Joseph) Ferretti, Anthony (Rosa) Capriglione, Joseph (Liliana) Capriglione, all of North Haven, and Olimpia (Everett) Tonucci, of West Haven; grandchildren, Maria, Anthony, Christopher, Anthony M., Joseph Terenzio, Domenic, Jr., Matthew, Cristina, Angela, Monica, Alissa, Arianna and Michael; brothers and sisters, Vincent (Mary) Imperati, Livia (Salvatore) Cuomo, Anthony (Angela) Imperati all, of East Haven, Luigi (Ausilia) Imperati, of Furore, Italy, Pio (Carol) Imperati, of Orange. She was predeceased by a sister, Carmela Capriglione, and a brother, Giuseppe Imperati. A funeral Mass was celebrated Dec. 21 at St. Therese Church. Entombment was in All Saints Mausoleum. The North Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Nigerian Mission making checks payable to the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, 90 Chapel Hill Road, North Haven, CT 06473.

Creative dramatics ACES Educational Center for the Arts, 55 Audubon St., New Haven, is now offering acting classes for children and teens ages seven to 18 on Saturdays beginning in January. Classes include improvisation, storytelling, pantomime, and scripted material. Classes are taught by Ingrid Schaeffer, chair of the Theater Department. All classes have a performance at end of session. Call (203) 795-9011.


Friday, December 25, 2009 — The North Haven Citizen

Police, anti-drinking groups keeping motorists safe By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

Courtesy of Janice Heggie Margolis

Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the town of North Haven held a Tie One On For Safety (TOOFS) campaign to eliminate drunk driving. Holiday drivers display a MADD red ribbon in a visible location on their vehicles. The red ribbon is a symbol of the driver’s pledge to drive safe, sober and buckle up. It also reminds other drivers and passengers to do the same. Pictured: Sgt. Robert Onofrio, North Haven Police Department; Debra McLoughlin, MADD founder; First Selectman Michael Freda; Paula D’Agostino, MADD program specialist; Bernie McLoughlin, MADD state chairperson; and North Haven Police Chief James DiCarlo. working with MADD and enjoy any opportunity I get to help them out. It’s a little chilly tonight, but I enjoy doing this.” “I think it’s very helpful to stop everybody to check out because it’s very important to stop drunk driving,” said NHHS SADD member and freshman Alex Nebor. “I was surprised that a lot of people I saw were nice. They were appreciative.” First Selectman Michael Freda offered his support to the officers and volunteers before the checkpoint. “I think that this is a wonderful format,” he said. “I like that it integrates children into a very serious matter. This develops in them an immunization that will allow them to resist temptation.” “It’s a great education for our children to see how the

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In an effort to curtail drinking and driving during the holidays, the North Haven Police Department held a high profile sobriety checkpoint on Dec 11. The checkpoint, held from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. beneath the Hartford Turnpike underpass before Dixwell Avenue, held up traffic as a line of police officers directed and inspected motorists. Several police vehicles, including the large checkpoint support van, made the stop hard to miss. The checkpoint was conducted in conjunction with the Connecticut chapter of Mothers against Drunk Driving and the North Haven High School Students against Destructive Decisions groups. Although the evening produced only two charges of alcohol possession by a minor, and no driving while intoxicated arrests, it served its purpose. “The bottom line is that the sobriety checkpoint is not about catching drunk drivers,” said MADD CT Executive Director Janice Margolis at a pre-checkpoint meeting. “It’s about high visibility law enforcement efforts.” The checkpoint had been posted that day in local newspapers, as per law. The checkpoint’s goal is to remind motorists that law officials are looking for drunk drivers, especially around the holidays. “It’s really important that our law enforcement officers are doing this,” Margolis said. “The public has to know that we’re doing this to eliminate drunk driving.” Deputy Police Chief Thomas McLoughlin said that the Dec. 11 checkpoint would be the only of the month, but added that the department will add extra patrols to every shift to crack down on drunk driving around the holidays. For most motorists, the checkpoint represented a quick stop. “We’re looking for DWIs

along with seatbelt compliance and cell phone usage,” said Police Captain James Merrithew. “After the driver rolls down their window, the officer will engage in a brief intervention with the motorist. After a greeting and brief introduction, the officer will lean in and do some inspection with his nose and inspect who’s in the car. Most people will be on their way in 10 to 12 seconds. It’s a minimal obstruction.” Most motorists were thankful for the stop as it meant a safer holiday season. “Thank you very much for what you’re doing tonight,” said one driver. Another said he was appreciative while others wished the officers a happy holiday. However, one woman revved her car’s engine and sped away after a terse discourse with her officer. “Virtually everybody you stop is pleasant,” said Bernard McLoughlin, MADD CT chairman. “Very seldom do you get anyone surly.” “Statistics show that 99 percent of Americans think that checkpoints are a good thing,” said Margolis. “Checkpoints are well accepted by the public.” To help promote sober driving, seven NHHS SADD members and several MADD CT volunteers, including 2009 Miss Connecticut Outstanding Teen Acacia Courtney, handed out MADD literature and red ribbons to each motorist. “As part of my personal platform I am working with MADD to prevent the making of poor choices,” Courtney said. “I really enjoy


The North Haven Citizen — Friday, December 25, 2009

CitizenHealth Blood drives planned in area If you are in generally good health, are 17 or older and weigh 110 pounds or more, you may call (800) 448-3543 to make an appointment for any Red Cross blood drive in Connecticut. Appointments can also be requested by e-mail-

ing CTAppointment@usa. Positive identification is required at the time of donation. Blood drives scheduled in the area: Cheshire Monday, Jan. 4, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Northeast Utilities, Save-A-Life Bus, 705 W. Johnson Ave. Friday, Jan. 8, 1 to 6 p.m., Mason Temple Lodge, 9

Country Club Road New Haven Friday, Dec. 31, Jan. 8, 12:15 to 6 p.m., New Haven Chapter House, 703 Whitney Ave. Monday, Jan. 11, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., Long Wharf Main Stage, 222 Sargent Drive North Haven Wednesday, Dec. 30, 11:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness, 8

Devine St. Wallingford Thursday, Dec. 31, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Walmart, SaveA-Life Bus, 844 N. Colony Road Monday, Jan. 4, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 23 S. Main St. Wednesday, Jan. 6, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wallingford Public Library, 200 N. Main St.

Monday, Jan. 11, 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Primerica Financial Services, Save-ALife Bus, 101 N. Plains Industrial Road Tuesday, Jan. 12, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Philips Respironics, t5 Technology Drive, training room, Thursday, Jan. 15, 10:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Connecticut Hospital Association, 110 Barnes Road

Community Briefs Refuse collection The North Haven Public Works Departments wishes to advise all North Haven residents that the refuse and recycling collection for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays will be on a one day delay on Friday, Dec. 25, and also Friday, Jan. 1. The Transfer Station and Recycling Center are always closed on Mondays. Both centers will be closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day but will be open on Saturday, Dec. 26, and Jan. 2. The Public Works Department and Sanitation Division extend best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season.

Christmas tree removal The Public Works Department will begin to remove Christmas trees on Monday, Jan. 4, weather permitting. Christmas tree pick-up will continue until the end of January. Residents must strip ornaments, tinsel and other decorations from trees and place the trees at the curb. Please strip the plastic tree bag. Residents are encouraged to bring fully stripped trees to the Recycling Center on Elm Street. The Recycling Center is open Tuesday through Friday, 8 to 11:45 a.m., and Sat-

urday, 8 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. If you have any questions about Christmas tree removal, please call the Department of Public Works at (203) 239-5321, ext. 785.

Notice of Democratic Caucus To enrolled members of the Democratic party of the Town of North Haven: Pursuant to the rules of the Democratic Party and State election laws, you are hereby notified that a caucus will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 7 p.m., at the Mildred A. Wakeley Recreation Center, 5 Linsley St., to endorse candidates for the Democratic Town Committee, and to transact other business as may be proper to come before said caucus. Peter J. Criscuolo, Jr. Chairperson, Democratic Town Committee

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ing organizations in the community. “I would like to thank Connex on behalf of the North Haven Memorial Library,” said Lois Baldini, North Haven Memorial Library director. “The library has always been one of the focal points of our community and we are proud of our diverse and extensive collections. The donation from Connex will be used to purchase audio visual materials for both the children’s and adult departments.”

energy can be used to heat water, pools, homes, and can power attic fans, or it can be sold back to the United Illuminating grid for credit in reducing the homeowner’s electricity bill. There will be an opportunity to sign up for clean energy for part of your UI bill, which helps the town amass credit for solar panels on town buildings. For more information, contact Letty McPhedran, North Haven Clean Energy Task Force (203) 239-0734.

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Solar Energy Forum will be held Saturday, Jan. 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Community Room of the North Haven Library, 17 Elm St. The snow date is Saturday, Jan. 16, from 1 to 3 p.m. The forum is sponsored by The North Haven Clean Energy Task Force. There will be a small solar panel for people to see up close. Several North Haven business leaders will tell of their experiences using solar power at their business facilities. Homeowners who have chosen solar power will describe the difference it has made to them. The rebates and incentives now available will be presented. The audience will have a chance to ask questions. Solar vendors will be represented. Solar

The Angel Food program is available to everyone. Feed your family for $4.30 a day. That’s where Angel Food Ministries can make the difference. Angel Food is a nationwide program offering low cost relief to anyone in need. If you or someone you know needs help, Angel food is hope for you. For more information contact: Hope Christian Church, 211 Montowese Ave., North Haven, CT (203) 234-7328 January orders can be placed Friday, Jan. 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pick up date is Saturday, Jan. 23, 9 to 10 a.m. Or check out:

Community Services and Recreation The following courses are being offered by Community Services and Recreation. Youth programs: Basic Drawing and Painting, Beads & Bracelets, Clay Creations, Creative Crafts, Gymnastics, Babysitting, Ballet, Tap and Creative Movement, Hip-Hop, Musical Adventures, Preschool Playtime, Kinder Krafts, Teeny Tots, Tiny Tots, tots and Tunes, Ultimate Ball Time, After School Sports with Fun Sportz America, Family Bowling Fun, Learn to Bowl, Learn to Skate, Taekwon-Do, QuickStart Tennis Clinic. Adult programs: Fitness Fun, Introduction to Yoga, Dancercize/Hip-Hop, Yoga Vinyasa, Taekwon-Do, Zumba, Tap Lessons, Encouraging Developmental Milestones. For more information check the winter brochures.

MADD about Pandora Libero Jewelers held a successful fundraising event for Mothers Against Drunk Driving on Dec. 6. A portion of the proceeds were donated to Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

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Energy saving ideas With winter in mind, the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, the Southern Connecticut Gas Company and the United Illuminating Company will provide free starter weatherization kits available at the SmartLivingCenter while supplies last. The weatherization kits

include 10 outlet and switch gaskets, a door sweep, a STOP In Time™ Shower Timer, a compact fluorescent light bulb, a refrigerator/freezer thermometer, LED night light, child safety caps, DAPŽ insulating foam sealant and other energy efficient tips and information. Customers are also encouraged to take a free tour of the SLC where they can learn more about energy-efficien-

cy and other home weatherizing tips. Other features of the SLC are staff-guided educational tours for students and residents, seminars provided by industry experts, events and a group meeting space. For more information on the SmartLiving Center, please call (203) 799-0460 or visit UI’s Web site at

In the Spotlight Navy Commander Edward M. Suraci completed the Reserve Officer Strategy and Policy Course at the Naval War College in Newport, R.I. Suraci is a Naval Reserves, Active Duty for Special Work commanding officer with 26 years of military service. He is the son of Mauro J. and Barbara F. Suraci of Elm St., North Haven. His wife, Cynthia, is the daughter of Anthony and Emilia Hlinka of Stonehenge Court, Naperville, Ill. The commander graduated in 1978 from North Haven High School, and received a bachelor’s degree in 1982 from Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Buzzards Bay. Suraci earned a master’s degree in 1991 from Suffolk University, Boston, Mass. Alex R. Petrowski has graduated from the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as “Operation Warrior Forge,� at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash. He is the son of Joanna J. Petrowski of Mill Road, North Haven and a 2005 graduate of North Haven High School. The following Sacred Heart Academy, Hamden, fall student athletes from North Haven were named to the Southern Connecticut Conference All-Academic Team. These students earned varsity letters in their respective sport and attained GPA’s of 4.0 or higher. In field hockey, Sarah Anne Bondoc, Meghan Buckley, Alexandria McPherson and Danielle McPherson; Kerry Doyle, soccer; Melissa Merwin, swimming and diving; and Alexandra Gerry, volleyball.

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North Haven Sons and Daughters of Italy Lodge 2805 had its Holiday Craft Show on Nov. 20 and 21. Pictured above are, from left, Babe Pantera, Ann Marie Rubino, Nikki Howard and Diane Soares (craft committee members) behind the wonderful display of home-baked goods which were donated by lodge members. The craft show raised over $700. The lodge donates regularly to multiple charities such as Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Association, Coaches vs. Cancer, Cooleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Anemia, North Haven and Hamden Food Banks, North Haven and Hamden public school libraries and many others. The craft committee would like to thank the many lodge members and area businesses that helped make the craft show a success.




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CitizenSeniors Senior Happenings Saturday, Feb. 27: UCONN Lady Huskies Basketball Sunday, March 28: Oliver, Warner Theater, Torrington. Thursday, April 29: Sugar (The Some Like It Hot Musical), Westchester Broadway Theater Tuesday, May 11: Foxwoods Sunday, June 6: Lighthouse Cruise Tuesday, June 15: Mohegan Sun Wednesday, July 21: The Delaney House, All You Can Eat Lobster and Comedy Show 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. Senior Songsters travel to Leeway The Senior Songsters will perform for the students at Leeway on Tuesday, Dec. 29, at 1:30 p.m. Wear red top and black pants. The bus will depart at 12:45 p.m. Midnight at Noon Celebrate Midnight at Noon on Thursday, Dec. 31, from noon to 3 p.m. Menu consists of roast beef with gravy, baked potato, peas, tossed salad, rolls, dessert, coffee and teal, all homemade by Sue and her culinary staff. There will be a champagne toast at noon. Please make reservations. Entertainment will be by Al Leone. Purple Red Hatters nonboard meeting The Purple Red Hatters will have a non-board meeting on Monday, Jan. 4, at 1 p.m. SMYLE visit Students Making


Life Easier Club from the Middle School will visit the seniors on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 10:30 a.m. Purple Red Hatters party The Purple Red Hatters will have a pizza party at Liugi’s Pizza on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 1 p.m. R.S.V.P. to Jennie Valentino at (203) 239-1462. Beach party On Thursday, Jan. 14, at noon, seniors will have fun in the sun with Bob Mel as entertainer. The menu will consist of Hawaiian chicken, rice, vegetable, salad and coconut cake. Sign up at the office. Computer lessons Computer lessons will be available on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. by appointment only by calling Pat Ferraro, (203) 234-2656. Lap blankets needed Looking for knitted, crocheted or quilted lap blankets, size 37” x 48” and shawls to donate to YaleNew Haven Hospital’s Mutual Respect Committee. If interested in donating your time, the center will provide you with yarn. Sewing needed Join our craft class and assist with making cloth tote bags that will be given to children who are removed from their homes in a crisis situation. Craft classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m. Scrabble players Scrabble players are needed. Join the fun on Friday mornings at 10 a.m. Volunteers sought Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers needs volunteers to provide friendly visits to North Haven seniors. If interested, contact Barbara Barloc at (203) 230-8994. The mission of Interfaith

Volunteer Caregivers is to assist older and disabled people by fostering independent living and reducing isolation. Food donations The following items are needed for the Senior Center’s food collection box: peanut butter, jelly and coffee. Transportation schedule North Haven library: call for appointment. Town pool: Call for hours of availability. Grocery shopping: every Friday, 10:30 a.m. to noon at Big Y or Stop & Shop. Hairdresser: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Errands: every Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. Trips include bank, post office, card shop, etc. Medical appointments Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: Make all appointments between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. (be ready to go home by 2 p.m.) Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: Make all appointments between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. (be ready to go home by 1:30 p.m.) Friday: limited medical appointments in North Haven only. When you call to schedule your transportation, please be prepared to provide your doctor’s name, address and phone number. Please reserve your ride by calling the Senior Center as soon as you make your appointment and no later than noon the day before the appointment. If errands, hairdresser or grocery trips are scheduled on a holiday or any day the center is closed, there will not be a make-up day during that week for transportation. Job counseling The Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut offers employment counseling and placement for peo-

ple 55 and older. Paid and unpaid programs are available to qualified individuals. To qualify for the paid Senior Community Service Employment Training Program an individual must be physically and mentally capable of performing parttime duties, be employable in a non-subsidized workplace, be a resident of New Haven County and meet federal income guidelines. Job positions are intended to revitalize trainee work skills while supporting local nonprofit and governmental agencies. Enrollees normally work 15 hours per week and are paid minimum wage on a bi-weekly basis. Employment counseling and placement is also offered free to people 55 or older. This service is ideal for those individuals who wish to supplement their retirement income, or who would like to explore another field of work. For information on either program or to schedule an appointment to determine eligibility, please call (203) 752-3059. The Agency on Aging is a private, nonprofit organization. Food baskets Food donation baskets will be collected and donated to local food banks for the less fortunate throughout the winter. Unused, properly dated nonperishable food — canned vegetables, juice, soup, crackers, salad dressing, croutons, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, pie filling and canned fruit, etc. — is always needed. School volunteers Retired and senior citizens can find an inspiring and rewarding way to enhance their lives by reaching out to children through volunteer tutoring. School volunteers offer one hour or more a week to help chil-

dren build reading skills and enhance self confidence. For details, contact the Joyce C. Budrow Senior Center at (203) 239-5432.

Rides to center Transportation to and from the Senior Center is available on weekdays at no charge to North Haven seniors. Please advise the center the day before you wish to come in or call the office between the hours of 8:30 and 8:45 a.m.

Lending library The Senior Center has a good selection of books on tape by such authors as Nicholas Sparks, John Grisham, Nora Roberts and Patricia Cornwall. All are welcome to borrow tapes from our selection.

Elder nutrition A nutritious hot lunch is served each day at noon. To reserve your meal, call Lori at (203) 239-4030 the day before between 9 a.m. and noon. The suggested donation is $2.

Health help For assistance, with Blue Cross/Blue Shield, senior citizens can call the Senior Hotline at (203) 239-8111, or (203) 234-5109 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Handmade treasures Handmade treasures are available at the Joyce C. Budrow Senior Center. Handmade jewelry, ceramics, knitted items, baby sets, carpenter and half aprons, bibs and much more are offered at very reasonable prices. Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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Lions Club gives thousands the gift of sight through community donations By Kyle Swartz The North Haven Citizen

It’s easy to pass the North Haven Lions Club’s used glasses collection box s in the North Haven Memor- ial Library’s lobby without t recognizing the great charr ity being performed. Despite its simple appearance, the box is a big boon to third world country citid zens with poor eyesight. s “We could collect from o just the library every week - and get 50 to 80 glasses,” - said Marie-Anne Barnhart, h the Lions Club secretary. e Between the library box 0 and 14 more collection cartons strewn throughout the local area, Barnhart estimated that the North a Haven Lions chapter coln lected 1,600 pairs of used s glasses last year and 10,000 - pairs over the last eight d years. e The glasses are routed to s a Lions Club center in New Jersey, where they are refurbished and organized by prescription. From there, s the glasses are shipped to o third world countries, i where impoverished citi- zens are just as in need of d corrective eyewear. - “There are so many people in the world who need help seeing,” Barnhart said. “We can always use e more glasses.” r Glasses collection spots r have grown in North Haven r as interest in the charity s has spread. “When I was president of the Lions Club in 2004, all we had was the box in the e library,” Barnhart said. . “Then other places started . to ask for a collection box, - and now we have boxes at , 15 sites.” , Boxes have been placed - in local churches, banks, e jewelers, eye centers, a y pharmacy, a video store, o and the North Haven Senior Center. Al Papsun, North Haven Lions president, said the boxes provide an impetus for people to tap into their natural generous tendencies. “My view is that people have good charitable impulses, but don’t know how to actuate the impulses,”

Papsun said. “Giving glasses is a good, straight forward way of doing good. People have extra glasses, and they can be put to good use. Sometimes people just need a little information to activate that impulse.” People’s natural desire for charity has also helped prompt businesses throughout North Haven to add a Lions’ glasses box. “If you put a box in a bank you’d be surprised how many people who are dropping off glasses at the bank all of a sudden start doing business there,” Barnhart said. “A friend of mine who works at the library said that somebody came in the other day to drop of glasses and went upstairs to get a library card. The person had realized that they never had a library card before.” “It’s a win-win situation,” Papsun said. “People see the collection box and next time they go to put glasses there.” The Lions Club, a worldwide service organization founded in 1917, collects glasses across the globe. The association began amassing glasses for the needy in 1925 after activist Helen Keller challenged the club to become a benefactor to the blind and poor-sighted. Since then, the clubs’ many chapters have continued the effort. “We have 900 pairs waiting to go from just the last four months,” Barnhart said. The glasses are shipped overseas, Barnhart said, because American Medical Association and the FDA disallow the use of donated glasses within the country. However, the North Haven Lions has been willing to purchase glasses for locals who cannot afford a pair. “If a child needs glasses, then we take them to Fritz and Hawley Eye Center,” Barnhart said. “They send us the bill and we take care of it. “This year, we were asked to help an adult,” Barnhart added. “Adults weren’t doing it until this

year. Since then we’ve had three to four inquiries.” The club is pleased that the town has embraced the Lions’ optical cause. “We do a yearly collection where people donate loose change and throughout the course of the day, three to four people donating will say that they got their first pair of glasses

through the Lions,” Papsun said. Barnhart’s passion for the collection comes from personal experience. “I guess the involvement for me comes from the fact that I don’t see well,” she said. Papsun is simply pleased to have the Lions as an outlet for charity. “For me, it’s really more that this organ-

ization is devoted to community service,” he said. “The Lions are invested in a lot of areas, and not even exclusively vision-based.”

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Members of the North Haven Garden Club decorated the New Haven Ronald McDonald House for the holidays. All the decorations were hand made and had a children’s theme Pictured are Garden Club members Lynda O’Donnell, Carmen Sealy, Judy Neubig, Emily Cosenza and Barbara Flood. The new Christmas tree was donated by Barbara Flood. The North Haven Garden Club is a member of The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut and National Garden Clubs.


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CitizenFaith Christmas pageant St. John’s Episcopal Church will have an old fashioned Christmas pageant on Thursday, Dec. 24. Bring children to the church at 3 p.m. dressed as an angel, shepherd or animal. All children present will be incorporated into a retelling of the Christmas story, complete with the Star and the Three Kings. Simple, familiar Christmas carols will be sung. Other Christmas worship opportunities at St. John’s include a traditional 11 p.m. Christmas Eve service and an 11 a.m. Christmas Day service. St. John’s Episcopal Church is located at 3 Trumbull Place at the top of the Green. For more information call (203) 239-0156.

Christmas at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Mt. Carmel Parish of 2819 Whitney Ave., Hamden, will hold the following Christmas celebrations: Christmas Eve Masses will be at 4, 5:30, and 10 p.m. Christmas Day Masses will be at 8, 10, and 11:30 a.m. Music for the 4 and 5:30 p.m. Masses will be lead by cantor and organ. At 10 p.m., the parish will celebrate the

Solemn Mass of the Nativity. Choral music of Korman, Rutter, Guest and Willan will be sung by the parish choir. This year the Florence Trio will accompany the anthems and will perform works from Handel’s Messiah. The parish will once again offer the traditional Festival of Carols at 9:30 p.m., preceding the Solemn Mass. Music Christmas morning will be for organ and congregational singing.

Concert of Jewish Music The Congregation Mishkan Israel will be presenting its annual Family and Community Concert of Jewish Music on Friday, Dec. 25, at 2 p.m. The event is open to the community. A contribution for adults is payable at the door; children 12 and under are free. Participants are invited to stay for Shabbat services, which will begin at 5 p.m. Congregation Mishkan Israel is located at 785 Ridge Road in Hamden. For further information, call (203) 288-3877.

Community suppers St. John’s Episcopal Church’s Community Suppers will continue to be held every Friday night through

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the winter months, with the exception of Friday, Dec. 25, Christmas Day, and Friday, Jan. 1, New Year’s Day. St. John’s sponsors the meals most Fridays 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) 2390156.

Eucharist as meal On Thursday, Jan. 7, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., the Caritas Christi Center, 295 Benham St., Hamden, will present the final session of an interactive DVD series of Eucharist as Meal, Sacrifice and Real Presence. Discussion and personal application will follow. A donation is requested. To register, please call Sr. Pa-

tricia at (203) 281-2569.

Prayer in secret Prayer in Secret, a two day program on Friday, Jan. 8, from 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Jan. 9, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., will be held at the Caritas Christi Center, 295 Benham St., Hamden.

Film fest On Wednesday, Jan. 13, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., the Caritas Christi Center, 295 Benham St., Hamden, will screen the film Gran Torino, starring Clint Eastwood. A discussion will be facilitated by Jim Pepitone, who holds a certificate in spiritual direction and a degree in theology. A donation is requested which includes a snack. To register please call Sr. Patricia Cigrand at (203) 281-2569.

Too blessed to be stressed On Monday, Jan. 25, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., or on Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Caritas Christi Center, 295 Benham St., Hamden, there will be a talk “Too Blessed to Be Stressed,” offering suggestions and collective wisdom on how to put gratitude to God at the center and efforts to live more peacefully. A donation is suggested. To register, call (203) 2812569.

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The Hamden/North Haven Elks 2224 will conduct its annual scholarship award in honor of Edward J. Connolly for the 2009-2010 academic year. The one-year scholarship will be available to any graduating high school senior who is the child or grandchild of a current Elk member in good standing of the Hamden Elks Lodge No. 2224. Applications are available at the Elks lounge at 175 School St., Hamden, or by contacting Neil Colwell (203) 248-8324 or Stan Mendygral (203) 234-3906. The applications must be completed and submitted to the Elks Lodge, postmarked by Feb. 28, 2010. Mail to: Attention: Neil Colwell; Hamden Elks Lodge #2224; 175 School St., Hamden, CT 06518. This scholarship is in addition to Elks National Foundation scholarships being offered to high school seniors through the Hamden Elks and other Lodges around the country.

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Sports Jason St. Peter captain of hockey team Jason St. Peter was selected captain of the Greater New Haven Warriors Youth Hockey Pee Wee team. He is 11 years old and has been playing hockey since he was 4. He scored his 4th Hat Trick of the season this past Sunday at a home game against Simsbury. Jason is a scrappy offensive player and plays with a modest attitude. His love of the sport comes shining through on the ice. Jason lives in North Haven and attends North Haven Middle School where he is an honor student.

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Senior Brian Salzillo drives the lane for two points in the first quarter.

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The North Haven Citizen — Friday, December 25, 2009

Dec. 25


Christmas service — St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3 Trumbull St., will have its Christmas day service at 11 a.m. For more information, call (203) 239-0156. Concert of Jewish music — The Congregation Mishkan

Israael, 785 Ridge Road, Hamden, will present its Family and Community concert of Jewish Music at 2 p.m. The event is open to the community. A contribution for adults is payable at the door. Participants are invited to stay for Shabbat services, beginning at 5 p.m. For more information, call (203) 288-3877.

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Eli Whitney vacation program — The Eli Whitney Museum, 915 Whitney Ave., Hamden, as part of its vacation program, is offering the “Stop Motion” program for ages 10 to 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students will learn the basic workings for frame by frame animation and tools to create their own animations at home. Register online at For more information call (203) 777-1833.



Eli Whitney vacation program — The Eli Whitney Museum, 915 Whitney Ave., Hamden, as part of its vacation program, is offering “A New Year Around the Globe” program for ages 6, 7, 8, and 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn about many customs around the world on a constructed five-sided base. Register online at For more information call (203) 777-1833.


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Eli Whitney vacation program — The Eli Whitney Museum, 915 Whitney Ave., Hamden, as part of its vacation program, is offering “Gilbert Magic” for ages 6, 7, and 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a family show at 2:45 p.m. Construct tricks from the original Mysto Magic Set and take home a bag of tricks. Another program is “Motor Skills: Hacking Neil Downie” for ages 9, 10, 11 and 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Project designers have adapted math and science experiments for this age group. Construct a motor experiment tool kit with two motors, a battery pack, a potentiometer. Learn to adapt parts for personal experiments. An additional program is “Electronics: Drawdio” for ages 11, 12, 13 and 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Construct a mini Theremin, a simplified ver-

sion of an electronic instrument invented 90 years ago. There will be an introduction to the oscilliscope, soldering, and Theremin music. Register online at For more information call (203) 777-1833.



PNA New Year’s Eve dance — PNA Lodge 513 in Wallingford will celebrate New Year’s Eve with a dance at the remodeled PNA Park Hall on North Plains Highway. Music for dancing will be provided by Ed Zolkiewicz and the Crystalaires Orchestra from 8:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. This is B.Y.O.B. and B.Y.O.F. affair with set ups available. For more information or to purchase tickets and make reservations, call Ed at (203) 269-1896, or Ela at (203) 2651781, or the PNA club on Prince Street at (203) 2699405. Eli Whitney vacation program — The Eli Whitney Museum, 915 Whitney Ave., Hamden, as part of its vacation program, is offering “A New Year Around the Globe” program for ages 6, 7, 8, and 9. Learn about many customs around the world on a constructed fivesided base. Register online at www.registration.eliwhitney.o rg. For more information call (203) 777-1833.

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Federal Employees — The National Active and Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 257, will hold its next meeting on Monday, Jan. 4, at 1 p.m., at the First Congregational Church, 28 Church St. Maria Tomasetti from the Alzheimer’s Association will speak. All federal employees and retirees are welcome. Send us your news: News: (203) 317-2337 Kyle Swartz: (203) 317-2232



New Haven Bird Club — The New Haven Bird Club will hold a walk at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport at 9:30 a.m. This birding spot is a good place to see loons, grebes, goldeneye and other sea ducks. The fields are good spots for snow buntings, horned larks and sparrows. Call Tina Green at (203) 2472660 or



Wallingford Symphony — The Wallingford Symphony Orchestra will present Celebrate New Year 2010 “Budapest and Vienna,” at 8 p.m., at the Paul Mellon Arts Center, Choate Rosemary Hall, 333 Christian St., Wallingford. Tickets may be obtained online at or by phone at (203) 697-2261 and available at Gallagher Travel Shoppe, Center Street, Wallingford. Solar Energy Forum — Solar Energy Forum will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Community Room of the North Haven Library, 17 Elm St. Snow date is Saturday, Jan. 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. The forum is sponsored by The North Haven Clean Energy Task Force. For more information, contact Letty McPhedran, Member, North Haven Clean Energy Task Force, (203) 239-0734.



Hamden Art League — The Hamden Art Leagues will meet at in the social hall of the Miller Memorial Library Senior Center, 2901 Dixwell Ave., Hamden. McCarthy, a North Haven resident and atmospheric landscape artist, will be featured. Socializing and refreshments are at 7:15 p.m., followed by a business meeting at 7:30 p.m., and artist’s demo from 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. The public is welcome. In-


Friday, December 25, 2009 — The North Haven Citizen clement weather will cancel program.



Relay for Life meeting —Volunteers are needed for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Hamden/North Haven. The meeting is set for 7:30 p.m., at Panera Bread, 2100 Dixwell Ave., Hamden. For more information please call Melissa Brochu at (203) 563-1534. For more information on programs and services offered by the American Cancer Society, call 1(800_ ACS-2345 or log on to



Bird Club — The New Haven Bird Club will have an indoor “Wildlife Art: A Personal History.”meeting at 7 p.m. with a program at 7:30

p.m. at 123 Huntington St., New Haven. Call (203) 288-3087 for information.



All That Jazz — Connecticut Dance Alliance and ACES Educational Center for the Arts celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. with “All That Jazz,” from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. at ACES Educational Center for the Arts, 55 Audubon St., New Haven. For directions, go to: To register, go to and click on “What’s new” to download a registration form, or contact Susan Matheke at ECA, (203) 777-5451, ext. 316. Please reply by Tuesday, Jan. 12.



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North Haven Trail Association — The North Haven Trail Association will meet at 7 p.m. at the North Haven Parks and Recreation Center, 7 Linsley St. For more information, call Fran at (203) 239-5265.

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Neil Velleca, Jr., left, president of North Haven Sons and Daughters of Italy Lodge 2805, recently presented a $750 donation to Gerardo Sorkin, director of Community Services and Recreation, for the North Haven Fuel Bank program.



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The North Haven Citizen — Friday, December 25, 2009

Senior Menu To reserve a lunch, call Mary Ellen at (203) 985-2962. Reservations must be made by noon the day before. Lunch is served at noon Suggested donation is $2. The following is a list of lunches for the week of Dec. 28 at the Senior Center:


Senior Calendar Events planned at the Senior Center next week: Monday, Dec. 28 Line dance, 9 a.m. Exercise, 10 a.m. Canasta, 10:30 a.m. Lunch, noon Oil painting, 12:30 p.m. Bingo, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29 Hairdresser, 10:30 a.m. Lunch, noon Senior Songsters, 12:30 p.m. Mah Jongg, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30 Line dance, 9 a.m. Exercise, 10 a.m. Errands, 10:30 a.m. Lunch, noon Bridge, 12:15 p.m. Knitting, 12:30 p.m. Bingo, 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31 All activities cancelled. Midnight at noon, noon to 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1 New Year’s Day.

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Main menu Monday: Grape juice, stuffed shells with tomato sauce, yellow beans, garden salad, Italian dressing, Italian bread, oatmeal raisin cookie. Tuesday: Split pea soup, roasted fresh ham, sweet potato, petite peas and mushrooms, whole wheat sandwich roll, orange. Wednesday: Sparkling white grape juice, beef Wellington, baked potato, vegetable medley, whole wheat dinner roll, cake. Thursday: Midnight at Noon. Friday: New Year’s Day.


LOST- Green Amazon Parrot w/ yellow head on Wednesday, March 25 from 156 Sherman Avenue, Meriden. Responds to Kelby, speaks English & Spanish. REWARD if returned. Call (203) 630-2426/(203)427-3946


AUDI A4 TURBO SEDAN 2006 2.0T Quattro - 2.0 L, 4 Cyl, 4 Door, Automatic #1373 $20,991 Comes with a 3 yr, up to 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. (203) 269-2323

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TOWN OF NORTH HAVEN ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS NOTICE OF DECISION Please take notice that the following decisions were rendered by the North Haven Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday, December 17, 2009, at the North Haven Memorial Library, 17 Elm Street, in the Community Room at 7:30 PM. 1. #09-11 Denied the application of Alfred M. Marzullo, PE, Applicant, Luciani Realty Limited Partnership, Owner, relative to 117 and 109 Washington Avenue (Map 73, Lots 9 and 5), Appeal of a decision of the Zoning Enforcement Officer. IL 30 and CA-20 Zoning Districts. 2. #09-15 Postponed to the January 21, 2010 meeting the application of Locust Realty Associates, LLC, Owner and Applicant, relative to 48 Giles Avenue, (Map 28, Lot 13), Appeal of a Cease & Desist Order of the Zoning Enforcement Officer. IG-80 Zoning District. 3. #09-16 Approved the application of Babu Moore, Owner and Applicant, relative to 272 Maple Avenue (Map 37, Lot 105), per Section 5.1.2, requesting a 17' variance to permit a Service Station Pump Canopy to be 1' from the front property line, where 18' is required. IL-80 Zoning District. 4. #09-17 Postponed to the January 21, 2010 meeting the application of Arnco Sign Company, Inc., Applicant, Raymour & Flanigan/North Haven Property, LLC, Owner, relative to 70 Universal Drive, (Map 11, Lot 2), per Section, requesting a sign area variance of 160 square feet to permit a sign area of 200 square feet where 40 square feet is permitted and requesting a sign height variance of 20' to permit a sign height of 40' where 20' is permitted. IL-30 Zoning District. 5. #09-18 Approved the application of James McMahon, Applicant, Kerstin Rigi, Owner, relative to 320 Kings Highway, (Map 98, Lot 1), per Section, requesting a front yard variance of 10' to allow a 40' front yard setback where 50' is required. R-40 Zoning District. Subject to conditions.

All items belonging to the above party will be disposed of at 11:30 A.M. that same day if no sale is made at auction. There will be no exceptions made whatsoever. Dated this 22nd day of December 2009. Town of North Haven Welfare Department

NOTICE OF DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS To Enrolled Members of the Democratic Party of the Town of North Haven, Connecticut: Pursuant to the rules of the Democratic Party and State election laws, you are hereby notified that a caucus will be held on Tuesday, January 5, 2010, at 7:00P.M., at the Mildred A. Wakely Recreation Center, 5 Linsley Street, North Haven, CT to endorse candidates for the Democratic Town Committee, and to transact other business as may be proper to come before said caucus. Dated at North Haven, CT on the 21st day of December, 2009.


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BUICK LeSabre 2002 4 door Sedan, Maroon. Automatic. Loaded. 120k. $2500. Cell 914-943-8190



HONDA Accord 1996 Runs, looks great. $1950 Ford Windstar 2003 New trans. Exc cond. $2950 (203) 213-1142

BRONCO Eddie Bauer 1995 Black/tan. 112K miles. Runs strong. No leaks. PW/AC/PL Good shape. New parts. $1,550 OBO. Call 203-235-1013 or 203-675-5007.

PONTIAC Grand Am 2000 Excellent throughout. $2750 MAZDA Protege 1998 $950 (203) 213-1142 BMW 3-Series 2005 Sedan. 6Cyl. Gray/Black. Non-smoker. Original Owner. All Records. 39,000 Miles. Showroom. $22,500 203-294-1126 WLFD

JEEP CHEROKEE 2006 V6, Auto. Blue w/grey interior. 97,000 mi #191606 $12,855 (203) 630-2926

PONTIAC MONTANA 2004 6 cylinder. Well equipped. Bucket seats. VCR. 70k miles. Well maintained, great condition. $8000 or best offer. (860) 344-8522 after 1pm.

4 door, 4X4, Crew Cab Pickup, AUTO 4SPD, 5.3L V8, Stock# 1010241U 72,855 mi. $15,995 (860) 347-6355

BUICK Century Ltd 2001 For sale by original owner. 60k mi. All power, leather seats. CD/Cassette player. Very good condition. $3900. (203) 237-6429

4 door, V6, Automatic 59,336 mi # 11571 $15,995 (203) 238-1100

Toyota Tundra SR5 2006

Ford F-250 FX4 2008 Super Duty, 4 Door Extended Cab Truck V8 5-Speed Automatic 33,461 mi # A11562 $35,900 (203) 238-1100

SUV’S HONDA Element 2007 SUV. 6cyl. Auto. Bluetooth capable. CD player. Air cond. Airbags. Rear camera. Remote start. Pwr. locks. Floor mats. Fog lights. 29K mi. $18,500. Call Scott 860-681-1056

TOYOTA AVALON 2007 Automatic. V6. 60,680 mi #178265 (203) 630-2926

FORD ESCAPE XLT 2005 4 door, 4X4, AUTO 4SPD, 3.0L V6 Stock# P07756U 60,693 mi $11,995 (860) 347-6355

CHEVY Silverado 2500 LS 2001 Extended Cab Pickup. Auto. 8 cyl. 85,079 mi. #1355 $13,990 (860) 344-9916 SUBARU Legacy Outback 2000 4 Cyl, Auto. Full time AWD. 121,948 mi. #1387b Comes with a 3 yr, up to 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. (203) 269-2323

FORD Freestyle SEL 2006

4 door, 4X4, Crew Cab Pickup, Auto 5 Speed, 4.7L V8 Stock# P10579U 34,019 mi. $23,995 (860) 347-6355

4 door, 4x4, Crew Cab Pickup. 4 Speed Automatic 37,001 mi. #C138890 $18,990 (860) 344-9916

BUICK 2001 LeSabre, good condition, 74,000 miles. $5500. 203-379-0572 or 352-208-7552

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4 door, Extended Cab, Long Bed 35,075 mi # 11547 $26,995 (203) 238-1100

4 Door, 6 speed auto 39,336 mi # 11549 $41,995 (203) 238-1100

NISSAN MAXIMA 2007 Automatic. V6. 45,000 mi #800307 $19,655 (203) 630-2926

TOYOTA CAMRY LE 2009 4 Door, FWD. Automatic. 17,901 mi. #1378 $18,990 (860) 344-9916

GMC Sierra 2000 8’ Bed with Cap. V8, 5 spd, manual. Asking $6900 or best offer. Calle= (203) 265-1664

FORD Explorer NBX 2004 Red, 4 door, 4X4, SUV, Auto 5 Spd , 4.0L V6. 151,548 mi. Stock# P08903U. $11,995

860-347-6355 FINANCE Buy Here Pay Here Financing! Down pymts as low as $588 plus tax & reg, low weekly pymts, no finance charge, or credit check cars under $3000. Call 203-5305905, Cheap Auto Rental LLC.

TRUCKS & VANS Automatic. V6. 77,384 mi #621294 $13,655 (203) 630-2926

4 Door SE AC/CD player 50k Miles, GOOD on gas Excellent condition $5,000.00 Please call 203 317-2252

Lincoln Navigator 2007 Premium 4 door, 6 speed auto 39,336 mi # 11546 $39,995 (203) 238-1100


SAAB 9-3- 2005 4 Cyl. Sedan 4D Aero Turbo 2.0 L 4 Cyl Engine, Automatic #1327 $16,991.00 Comes with a 3 yr, up to 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. (203) 269-2323



NISSAN Pickup 1998 4x4, Extra Cab. 5 Speed. Tool box. Excellent condition. Asking $2,700. 203-907-7296

DODGE Dakota Sport 1998 4x4 Extra Cab & Cap. Automatic. Tow package. Just passed emissions. Good cond. Asking $2,900. 203-317-0176

ROBERTS CHRYSLER DODGE Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles. 120 So. Broad St, Meriden, CT 203-235-1111


MERCEDES-BENZ C Class 2007 Sport Sedan 4D C230 - 2.5 L V6 Cylinder Engine, Automatic $23,991.00 Comes with a 3 yr, up to 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. (203) 269-2323


Chevy Avalanche 1500 2004

TO BE SOLD AT DEALER AUCTION on JAN. 7, 2010 2004 YAMAHA JYARJ06E44A012879 1993 HONDA 1HGCB769XPA172192 1995 CHEVROLET 1G1LV15M7SY200953 Statewide Auto Auction 1756 No. Broad St, Meriden, CT DEALERS ONLY

BMW 7 Series Sedan 1998 4D 740i - 4.4 L 8 Cyl. Automatic. #1322 $12,991 Comes with a 3 yr, up to 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. (203) 269-2323


TOYOTA SIENNA LE 2006 FWD Passenger Van. Auto. 6 cyl. 43,847 mi. #1373 $15,900 (860) 344-9916

Ford Explorer XLT 2008 4 Door Extended Cab Truck V6, 5-Speed Automatic 38,310 mi # 11548 $22,995 (203) 238-1100

Chevy Avalanche 1500 2004 4 door, 4X4, Crew Cab , 4 Spd Auto w/OD, 8 Cyl, # 413774. 87,903 mi. $14,990 (860) 344-9916

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The North Haven Citizen — Friday, December 25, 2009 SUV’S

ISUZU Trooper LS 1996 79,000 miles. Good condition. New starter, but needs work. $2500/O.B.O./Negotiable. Call Tom 860-306-6123.


LEADA ceramic coal stove, 31H x18Wx28L, $99. GE 12,000BTU sleeve AC, 26.5W, $99. Call 860-919-4341 ABSOLUTELY Beautiful Brand New Pug Puppies For Christmas. Special price - $650. Can be delivered to the home on Christmas Day. 203-213-5189 AKC Labrador retriever puppies. Black (f) $700, yellow (m) $800 & chocolate (m) $900. King Cavalier Spaniels - Bleiham color. 5 males, $1000 each. Shots & wormed. Raised with children. Ready for Christmas. 203-631-9386

TOYOTA 4Runner 2006 V6 Utility, 4D Sport 4WD, 4.0 L , Automatic. #1388A $19,991 Comes with a 3 yr, up to 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. (203) 269-2323


AKC Siberian Huskys F-white w/blue eyes. M-blk & white, 10mo old. All up to date shots, spay/neuter. Will hold/deliver Xmas. $650/ea. 203-537-1888 BLACK lab puppies M/F. We are 4 weeks old NOW come see us & take 1 of us in 4 weeks to a LOVELY HOME. $700 papers. Call Maryann 860-829-1578 BOXERS, Bulldogs, Chihuahuas, Labs, Pit Bulls, Shi-Poos, Daschund, Poodle, Poms, Yorkies, Poodle mixes. $250+ 860-930-4001

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE DICKENS Complete ceramic lighted Christmas Village. Approx. 90 pcs. Paid $800, Sell $150. Call (203) 269-8696 PARKER Compound Bow & Accessories, $225. Also deluxe tree stand, $75. All items new, never used. Call 203-440-2498 WOODSTOVe-Little used. Like new. Vermont Castings. $750. Call Barry 203-238-2704

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT SEASONED firewood, pickup or local delivery. Cut & split. Approx 16-18in. $225/cord; $135/half cord. 203-294-1775.

Toyota RAV4 Sport 2006

4 door, 4X4. Auto 5 Spd, 3.5L V6 Stock# 10551UA 6,919 mi. $23,995 (860) 347-6355


COCKER Spaniel Puppies 3 Males. 1 Black & Silver. 1 Silver & Black. 1 Brown & White. $300 ea. Purebreds, no papers. Parents on site. (203) 265-6843

GIVE a gift of love for the holidays. English Mastiff puppies. $850/ea. Ready to go Dec 20th. (5) males, (2) females. Call 203-314-0004

SWORDS Helmets, Daggers, Fighting Knives, Flags, Medals, etc.


HOT TUB 2005, 6 person with 21 jets and waterfall. Chemical-free Aquaclara purification system. Leveling pad and lift cover included. $2,500 or best offer. Call 203-238-4515. HOT TUB 6 person, 35 jets,3 pumps w/all options, full warr, NEW in wrapper cost $7000 sell $3800 203-988-9915


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LAB Ret pups AKC & OFA, reg., vet. cert. healt guar. $950. Parents used in therapy Sire hunts. Call (860) 681-5402


HARLEY-DAVIDSON 1997 SXGL Low rider - Rides like new, looks like new. $8000 or best offer. 203-915-9856

ARIENS Zero turn, 36in cut. $1,250. Excellent condtion! Low usage. Call 203-715-6530

Professional Violin Lessons & String Instruments Repaired! For Children & Adults $25 per 1/2 hour. First lesson FREE! 30 yrs exp. We repair: Violins ● Violas ● Cellos ● Bass Bow Rehairing 203-294-0888

1 item to entire estate! Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 South Orchard St. Wallingford. Mon-Sat. 9:30-4:30.

Cash Paid For All Types of COSTUME JEWELRY Especially Napier 203-464-0477

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


MERIDEN Completely Updated 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath. Attached Garage. $1200/mo + utils. $25 Application fee (860) 644-9717 MERIDEN- Meetinghouse Village- 2BR townhouse, C/A, Garage. $1100. Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904 MERIDEN-Crown Village, 1BR, appl’s, washer & dryer on-site. Parking, heat incld. $725/mo + 2 mo sec. No pets. Credit check Call 203-634-9149

SOUTHINGTON 2 Bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths. Townhouse. Eat-in kitchen. Fully applianced. Move-in condition. $975. 860-628-0279 or 860-302-4740 WALLINGFORD-2BR, $895/mo + sec. Avail Jan 1st! Call 203213-6175 or 203-265-6175 WLFD $900/mo. 2BR Ranch condo. Fresh paint & updates. East Wlfd, dead-end st, separate utils, w/s & trash are incld. No pets. Sec & refs required. EOH. Kathy 203-265-5618

APARTMENTS FOR RENT BERLIN Lake Dr 2 BR Twnhse. Attached gar. On cul-de-sac. Access to Rt 15., I 84, I91. 1.5 baths, WD hookup, $1000 + sec. No pets. (203) 272-1263

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden - 1BR apt Heat & HW included. $725. 251 West Main. Avail. immed! 203-938-3789


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203-284-3786 ANTIQUES WANTED - 1 Item or an Estate. Estate sale service provided. Seeking: Meridenmade items, lamps, paintings. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025

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203-238-3308 CHORKIE (Chihuahua/Yorkie) F, 15 wks, shots. Gorgeous & lovable & very friendly. $395. Call 203-537-9429


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MERIDEN-1BR, Huge rooms, walk-in closet, parking, w/d hookup, 1st class! $600/mo. Credit check + 2 mos. sec. req. No pets. 203-284-0597 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, 5Rms, 1st flr. replacement windows, stove, refrig, laundry rm & storage area, gar. avail. No pets. Sec & refs. $800. 860-276-0552 MERIDEN-9 Guiel Pl. 3BR. Oil heat. Prime location. $925/mo + sec. Call 203-213-6175 or 203-376-2160 MERIDEN-East Side. Great 2 BR. Penthouse floor. Central air. All appls. On flr laundry. Credit + 2 mos. security. $800/mo. No pets. Call 203-284-0597

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SENIORS 62 PLUS More than a rental, a lifestyle • One BR SUITES • One & Two BR COTTAGES • Immediate Availability • Affordable monthly rates • No buy in • No lease • Pet friendly Call for appointment or info 203-237-8815 360 Broad Street, Meriden

(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA APARTMENTS FOR RENT MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. 3rd fl studio, $160/wk+sec. 1BR, 2nd fl, $210/wk+sec. 203-630-3823 12p-8p MERIDEN - 2BR apts $850/mo, appls incl, w/d hookup. Rooms also avail, $500/ mo. All newly remod. Off st. parking. Must See! Avail. Now! Susan 203-500-0608

MERIDEN 1BR Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, sec & refs. No pets. (203) 239-7657 or 203-314-7300 MERIDEN 1BR, 1st flr, lg rms Heat, HW, Elec incld. W. Side, Off-st park. $950/mo + sec. 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm. MERIDEN 2 BR, 2nd Fl. Nice area, James St. Spacious. hardwood floors. $950 + 1 month security. (203) 715-1296 MERIDEN 2/2 bdrm’s. 1rst apt. 5rm 1rst fl large rooms $900/mo. 2nd is a small 4rm house $850/mo. Both w/d hkup & been recently renovated. Sect 8 approved. Please call 203-600-0988 for more info.

MERIDEN 32 Cook Ave.

Studio & 1 BR Apts. $600/Studio & $650+/1 BR Limited Time-1 mo free rent! Heat & HW incl. 203-886-7016

Meriden Reduced Rent Pay for a 1 Bedroom and Move into a 2 Bedroom. $750. Heat & HW incl. 203-639-8751

203-235-8431 OLD BICYCLES Don’t throw away that old bike. Hobbyman needs your help. Free pickup! Bikes will be recycled. Help save a bike! 203-494-9641


Meriden Reduced Rent Pay for a 1 Bedroom and Move into a 2 Bedroom. $750. Heat & HW incl. 203-639-8751

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN Huge 5 BR Apartment Freshly painted. Ready to rent! Section 8 approved. $1350/mo + security. No pets. 203-650-0479 MERIDEN STUDIOS - $650 1BRs - $750 2BRs - $850. Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841 MERIDEN, 54 North ave. 1 bdrm. No pets, $560/month. $1000 security deposit. Call 203-223-3983

MERIDEN- 1023 Old Colony Rd.

2 BR - $750 & UP Heat & HW, Off st. parking. Limited Time - 1 mo free rent. Call 203-886-7016 MERIDEN- 1BR Winter Special $750/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Call for info 203-639-4868 MERIDEN- 1st flr, 3BR, 6 rms, $900/mo. + security. Appls. No utilities. No pets. Call 203-6058591 MERIDEN- 2BR Apts. One on North Colony Rd; One on Crown St. Both $700. No utilities incl and req. 1 mo. sec. 203-815-5399 MERIDEN- 2BR, walk-up attic, 2nd Floor. Off street parking. $800 per month. Call (203) 639-1634 MERIDEN- East side, 2BR, 2nd flr, off st. parking. $900 + 1 mo. security. (203) 686-1479 MERIDEN- Lovely 4Rm prvt apt. 1+BR, East Side, HW flrs, appl’s. Off-st-parking. Private entrance. $700/mo + sec. Call 203-269-1731 or 203-630-0609 MERIDEN-1 & 2 BR Apartments Clean, quiet, newly remodeled. W/D hookup. Off st parking. Avail Jan 1. Call (203) 641-8483

SOUTHINGTON 2BR, 1 bath. (2) 2nd flr apts available. No Pets. No smoking. Wash/dry hookup. Kitchen appliances included. Call 860302-3035 or 860-628-8302. SO. MERIDEN Updated 3-4BR 2nd floor. Off st parking. Washer/dryer hookup. No pets, no smoking. $1000 per month. Call Sue Farone 203-235-3300

WALLINGFORD 1 bedroom Apts. Judd Square. Central Air. No Pets. $700-$735/mo. Call 203-265-3718 WALLINGFORD 2 BR Townhouse. Appliances included. $850 plus security. No pets. (203) 623-2804 WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 1st Floor. Newly renovated. Stove & refrigerator incl. Washer/ Dryer hookup. No pets. $950. Call 203-464-7880 or 203-294-9010 WALLINGFORD 2nd flr. 5 RMs, 2 BR. New kitchen, bath, paint, floors, appliances. Avail Jan 1. 1 mo sec & 1st mo rent. $850/mo. (203) 619-3292 WALLINGFORD-2BR, 2nd flr. Avail Jan 1st. No pets. 13 Claremont Ave. $850/mo. Lease & sec dep. John 203-214-8893 WALLINGFORD-58 Center St. 1BR, 3rd flr. $750/mo + sec. 203-213-6175 or 203-376-2160

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770 WLFD-2BR, 2nd flr, Choate area. W/D hkup. No smoking/pets. Credit check & references. $900 + utils. Call 203-376-2007 WLFD-48 Allen Ave, 2nd flr, 4Rm, 2BR, off st parking, $850/ mo, 1-1/2 mo sec. Easy access I-91/Merrit Pkwy. 203 430 6896 //


Friday, December 25, 2009 — The North Haven Citizen ROOMS FOR RENT


MERIDEN - Rooms For Rent $100 per week. All utilities & cable TV included. No drugs or alcohol, Please Call 203-537-6284 MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. + sec or call 203-630-3823 12p8p




HANDYPERSONS ALBERT’S HOME REPAIR All types of home repair & powerwashing, snowplowing, phone wiring, carpentry. Ins & lic. # HIC-0623837 203-879-4731 or 203-592-1148

Shamock Roofing IF YOU MENTION THIS AD We clean Estates, house, office, attic, cellar, gar, yd. Snowplowing. 203-535-9817/860-575-8218

JACK Biafore, LLC Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. In business over 50 yrs. CT# 623849 (203) 537-3572


All types of remod. 30+ yrs exp. No $$ Down. CT Reg 523804. Ins

Edwin Cordero

203-237-4124 an LLC co.

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

ALBERT’S HOME REPAIR All types of home repair & powerwashing, snowplowing, phone wiring, carpentry. Ins & lic. # HIC-0623837 203-879-4731 or 203-592-1148

A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS CT Reg #606277. GIVE us a call, we do it ALL. Free est. 203-631-1325

HOME IMPROVEMENTS HOUSE CLEAN Outs, Garages Basements, Attics, Yards Big or Small..... We Take It All Free Estimates. Call Ed.


ALBERT’S HOME REPAIR Roofs, decks, windows, doors siding, floors, sheetrock, gutters. Ins & lic. # HIC-0623837 203-879-4731 or 203-592-1148



MIRKEL PAINTING Popcorn ceilings. Interiors from $125. All work fully warrantied. CT Reg #569864. Ed 203-824-0446


DUMPSTERS Roll-Off Dumpsters 15 yard roll-off - $350 20 yard roll-off - $450 Empire Construction, LLC 203-537-0360

ELECTRICAL SERVICE T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service



JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We clean Estates, house, office, attic, cellar, gar, yd. Snowplowing. 203-535-9817/860-575-8218 10% off if you mention this ad

PETE IN THE PICKUP Junk removal 203-886-5110 For All Your Junk Removal Needs Single Family ● Multi-Families ● Construction Clean-Ups ●Realtor - Property Mgrs ● Bank-Owned/Foreclosed Properties ●Junk Car Removal ● Dumpster Services Available



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

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

SW Chimney Srv 860-205-4244 Full chimney mntnc & repair $109.99 chimney clean exp 12/23 Reg. price $139.99 CT #610372

Expert De-Icers Commerical Specialists. Nicholas J Murano LLC, Member: Snow and Ice Management Assn BETTY’S SNOW PLOWING Plowing - Shoveling Sand or Salt. Free Estimates. Meriden Only. 203-235-5247 leave message.


Safety Pruning & Removals! Licensed Arborist. 75ft bucket Precise Tree 203-272-4216

PROF. ARBORIST #S3365 75ft bucket truck. Precise Tree CT Reg #562159.

MERIDEN $197,900 Spacious 3BR 3 full bath home. Master and 2nd bedroom have private baths. Gleaming HW floors, remodeled kitchen, updated mechanicals, windows and vinyl. CAIR. LInda Diana 203-235-3300

203-272-4216 C&M CONSTRUCTION To ensure a quality job at a fair price. Call 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488



PRIME Office space. 35 Pleasant St, Meriden. 525 sq. ft. $600/mo includes all utils. Call 203-237-5501

WINTER SPECIALS!! DON’T Flush money down the drain, call Duane Plumbing, heating. Quality work, low rates Major credit cards accptd. 203379-8944 lic. #283401 P1

Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrms, additions. 203-237-0350. CT Reg. #516790

REPAIRS Insulated Cellar Windows, Entry Doors, Complete Home Improvement by Carpenter. 203-238-1449 CT# 578107


Empire Construction, LLC Your Professional Roofer New Roofs, Reroofs, Tearoffs We fix leaks too! 203-269-3559 CT Reg#565514

Gonzalez Construction ★★★★★★★★

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

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

Shamock Roofing All types of remod. 30+ yrs exp. No $$ Down. CT Reg 523804. Ins

203-237-4124 an LLC co SIDING


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

before 5pm Mon-Fri

CT Reg. #516790

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

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

MERIDEN Houses for sale, rent or lease purchase. Visit our website at or call 203-671-2223 Galleria Real Estate




WLFD Gorgeous Ranch on a nice landscaped lot. Great loc. Home features 3BRs, kitchen, DR, LR, lower level FR, bath and half, 2 car garage. $299,900. Call Silvio Sala for details 203-265-5618

We regret that we will not be responsible for more than ONE incorrect insertion and only for that portion of the ad that may have been rendered valueless by such an error.

WLFD 2BR, bath Ranch, 1375 sq. ft. Gently used on 0.91 acres. Private yard, 2 car garage. New roof, full basement, gas heat. $305,000. Al Criscuolo 203-265-5618

CNA or HHA Part-time, per diem only. For Assisted Living Services. State of the Art, JCAHO accredited Continuing Care Retirement Community. Responsible, dependable, & able to work well independently. Safe & attractive environment! Certification required from approved programs. Position available immediately! No Phone Calls! Apply in person Mon Fri - 8a-7p or weekends 10a2p. Elim Park Baptist Home, 140 Cook Hill Road, Cheshire, CT. A/A, M/F, D/V, EOE

DENTAL ASSISTANT Needed for a friendly General Dentist Office. Please call Kim 203265-0788

BAKER Full-time, every other weekend. Salary commensurate W/ Exp. starting at $11/hr. Call John or Betsy at 860-6215837 or bring resume to: Tops Supermarket, 887 Meriden Waterbury Rd, Plantsville.

COOK 3+ years experience. 6am-2pm. Friendly atmosphere. Must be reliable. Call 203-500-5259. Wallingford.

IMMEDIATELY by calling


ASSISTANT UNDERWRITER Full time position for insurance E&S Wholesaler. Processing endorsements, reviewing inspections, rating, quoting & binding. Insurance experience a plus. Good people skills. Organized. People friendly. Reliable. Vacation/health benefits. Fax resume to 203-6301504. Great opportunity!

BEFORE & After School Teacher /Manager. BA in education or related field. 2 yrs exp with children. 2 yrs exp in mgmt. EOE. Carolee 203-235-9297 ext 118

IN BUSINESS 28 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Srv. Free Est. Fully insured. 203-294-1775


MERIDEN $319,900 4 1BR units. Two of the apts are completely remod. Building has updated electric & plumbing and a new roof. Please see MLS#N291329 for more details. Call Annemarie 203-235-3300



Free Consultation


A. BIAFORE Jr. snow plowing and snow removal with loader & tri axle. Call 203-927-3898 or 203-630-9825.


Keep home, auto, 401k, etc. STOP FORECLOSURES IRS & “Repos” Atty F.W. Lewis 439 Main St, Yalesville 203-265-2829 “Debt Relief Agency” We help people file for relief under the bankruptcy code

CLEANING SERVICE One Time Free Cleaning for new clients only. I’ll clean your house or office with a sparkle. Polish /English speaking. Bonded, ins. Free est. Anna (860) 299-6611 POLISH woman can clean your house, office with care. 2nd cleaning 15% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. Kasia 860-538-4885


Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV, furn’d. Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333 WALLINGFORD Share home. $120 per week. No smoking. No drinking. 203-747-1612

Customer ServiceEnroll in a FREE one week customer service class. Focus is providing quality service to income tax customers. Day and Evening classes available. Seasonal job opportunities. Call 203-234-2889.

INSTRUCTORS Developmental disabilities day/res. services. FT/PT all shifts. Meriden to Milford. Call (203) 269-3599 for info. ACORD, Inc. LOCAL Insurance Agency seeking Assistant to take payments, make deposits, inbound & outbound phone calls, assist Manager with projects. Insurance experience preferred. Fax resume to 860-760-8211 OFFICE POSITION - Fast paced Fuel and Service Co. looking for Customer Service Person. Experience in Data Entry and Billing. Send Resume w/Salary to: RecordJournal Box 79P, 11 Crown St, Meriden, CT 06450 PT OIL DRIVER: Experienced oil delivery driver wanted seasonal. Must have a valid CDL with Hazmat/Tanker, TWIC and a clean driving record. EOE. Apply at Arbor Oil, 280 Schoolhouse Road, Cheshire or send resume to

Housekeepers Part-time / weekend only positions available - Pristine retirement community. Prior housekeeping experience a plus! Must be reliable and dependable and enjoy working with the elderly! Apply in person between 8am- 7pm Weekdays, or 10 - 2 weekends at Elim Park Baptist Home, 140 Cook Hill Road, Cheshire, CT 06410. No phone calls. EOE, A/A, M/F, D/V.

HELP WANTED SERVICE TECH Must have license, experience in oil & installations. AC a + On-call night rotation, company van, full benefit pkg. Drug Screen req. Apply: Tuxis Ohrs, 80 Britannia St., Meriden, CT Attn: Helen. Tax Preparers Experienced tax preparers wanted. North Haven location Please call 203234-2889 UPHOLSTERER - FULL TIME Furniture Upholster wanted. Must be well experienced and dependable. Prefer someone who can cut and sew. Call 860232-2277 Imperial Decorating & Upholstering Co. West Hartford WAITSTAFF & Kitchen Help. Experienced only Apply within: Basil’s Pizza Restaurant, 680 N. Colony Rd., Wlfd. WRECKER DRIVERS Nights & weekends. Must have clean driving record. Also, Dispatchers. Apply in person only: Danbys, 41 High St, Meriden, CT. Ask for Dave. Priority given to certified or experienced drivers.


Happy Holidays

The North Haven Citizen — Friday, December 25, 2009

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