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Volume 8, Number 52

Your Town, Your News

Friday, December 27, 2013

ARC still going strong as it nears 60th anniversary By Charles Kreutzkamp The North Haven Citizen

Rosie climbs up a onto a shelf that gives cats a high place to hang out in the Animal Haven felines’ community room. |(Charles Kreutzkamp / The North Haven Citizen)

Shelter struggles to balance animals and finances By Charles Kreutzkamp The North Haven Citizen

More than 100 animals spend their days at 89 Mill Road, meowing and barking, either waiting to be adopted or, in some cases, living out the rest of their lives. According to The Animal Haven website, it has been a “very expensive year” for the facility that has sheltered hundreds of animals since its founding in 1948, over 65 years ago. When someone f irst walks into the shelter during the end of kitten season in December on a Saturday, that person is greeted by cages of mewling kittens available for adoption. When an animal comes into the shelter, they are greeted with medical tests to ensure that the space remains disease-free. Most of the animals at the shelter, staff member Jennifer Pendleton said, are “local rescues and surrenders,”

but some of the animals have come from as far as Georgia (U.S.). Although the vast majority of animals come from owners who move, the shelter has housed some animals from more dramatic rescues at times, including some cats who were living in a rabbit hutch. Sometimes the shelter reaches out to places like Wolcott Animal Control. “We pull animals from local municipalities whenever we can,” Animal Haven shelter manager Kate Cryder said. Another notable rescue was a cat found abandoned in a cardboard box at a Stop & Shop in Old Saybrook. Just past the kittens, at the haven, is the cat community room, where feline boarders roam freely and lay in the sun in front of large windows. One of the cats, the heterochromia-eyed Rosie, frequently climbs on a wooden shelf that has steps leading up

to more shelving near the ceiling. The shelter’s 14 dogs reside in the rear of the building where their cages connect to fenced in runs outside of the building through rubber flaps, ensuring that every canine resident has 24/7 access to the outdoors. Sometimes the shelter has “so-called ‘pure’ breeds, like an English bulldog” Pendleton said. Djama, an 8-year-old hound, is particularly mellow and on medication for hypothyroid. The shelter cares for several animals that have medical problems, including Gabriel, a white-furred cat dependent on insulin. Gabriel can’t be let loose unsupervised, Pendleton explained, because he will eat everything in sight. The animal shelter also holds a sanitation room and several multipurpose See Shelter / Page 2

Every weekday, staff members of ARC of Greater New Haven take vans on routes to pick up program participants from their residences and group homes to participate in non-vocational daytime activities. ARC, which is primarily funded by the Department of Developmental Services, specializes in providing day programs for intellectually disabled individuals who are severely or profoundly disabled, according to Senior Program Services Coordinator Jennifer Cavallaro She said the program serves “individuals who need a lot of assistance” and many participants also are physically challenged. ARC’s stated mission is to give participants “oppor-

tunities to make choices, be treated with respect and dignity, and enjoy good relationships as they interact with the world.” The ARC facility in North Haven currently hosts participants in one small, one medium, and two large rooms, according to each participant’s needs. ARC serves 94 participants in three locations with 45 full or part time employees. The organization is governed by a board of directors that is composed of 25 percent family members or parents of participants. ARC submitted a site plan at the most recent meeting of the Planning and Zoning commission and the organization will soon expand to fill the vacant half of the building. As the organization has See ARC / Page 2

One participant in ARC’s programs, Paul, a poses for a picture next to a Christmas tree, w set up next to the laundry area. |(Charles Kreutzkamp / The North Haven Citizen)

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been growing, space is needed to host more participants as well as a multipurpose room, kitchen, and offices, Cavallaro explained. Some participants live in North Haven, and others come from surrounding towns. One participant, Paul, said, “I like it here.” Paul explained that he enjoyed movies and beading, one of the arts and crafts activities. Cavallaro praised the “exceptional” staff at ARC, who she said do an excellent job of building up a rapport with the participants. This can be especially meaningful to participants who lack the fine motor control necessary for speech. Cavallaro explained that many staff members learn to communicate with participants in ways that they choose, which can include facial expressions, gestures, and picture cards. One staff member came to know a participant who was fascinated with mechanical devices. This staff member brought in a remote controlled car, disassembled it, and put it back together, much to the participant’s delight. “The staff here are definitely here for the participants,” Cavallaro said. Cavallaro explained that ARC seeks to offer participants as normal a life as possible. Participants, she said, have the same desire for independence and exploring their interests that anyone elseThe does.North At Arc,Haven staff members seek to allow participants to learn new skills and

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participate in their own care to whatever extent is possible. For example, if all the motor control a participant is capable of is pressing the start button on the washing machine from a wheelchair, ARC staff members help participants accomplish whatever independent tasks that they can. The facility has wheelchair accessible sinks as well as front-loading washers and dryers with buttons reachable from a wheelchair. Participants also lead self-advocacy groups, assisted by the staff, where they discuss rights, especially the right to be free from abuse. Whenever possible, participants accompany staff members on outings to various locations in the community. Day trips include bowling, museums, movies, shopping, and visits to other programs. One participant visits his elderly mother once a week with the assistance of the staff. ARC recently honored Faheem Hopkins, a North Haven employee and a veteran of 15 months of service in Afghanistan who started working in July of this year. Hopkins was given a paid day off in honor of Veteran’s Day. ARC occasionally receives volunteers who offer programs and interaction for participants, including arts and crafts, musical performance, and other activities. ARC was founded in 1953 and first operated out of 1420 Chapel Avenue in New Haven. Since then, the program has expanded to locations in Milford, Hamden, and North Haven. Cavallaro said that the staff and participants interact very well and enjoy each other’s company. “It’s not us and them,” Cavallaro said, “It’s we.”


Sacred Heart Academy students participated in the annual Stocking Drive. Each year, the student council organizes the event where Sacred Heart students fill stockings for students from St. Francis/St. Rose, St. Martinde Porres and public schools in New Haven. Participants, from left, back row: Rachel Korolyshun, Nneoma Obi, Samantha Sansone and Deirdre Reidy. Front row: Lauren Davis, Ashley Heidtmann and Andrea Sanchez. (Submitted by Beth Griffin.)

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rooms, including one where visitors can get acquainted with animals they are considering for adoption, as well as a stockroom/conference room stuffed with shelves around a large table. Even this room sometimes serves as a hang-out spot for cats that enjoy sitting on food bags on the shelves. The Animal Haven runs frequent fundraisers to support its operation. The shelter uses 700 cans of cat food every week, 50 cans of dog

Refuse collection North Haven refuse and recycling collections for Wednesday, Jan. 1 through Friday, Jan. 3, will be picked up one day later, according to the North Haven Public Works Department. The transfer station and recycling center are always scheduled to be closed on Mondays. Both centers will be closed Jan. 1 for the Christmas and New years Day holidays.

food, 18 gallons of bleach, and 65 rolls of paper towels. Other donations sometimes include towels, blankets, sheets, and pet beds and furniture. This Saturday, Dec. 21, from 10am to 1pm, North Haven’s Agway will be holding a supply drive to benefit the shelter. “Every can of food helps,” shelter manager Kate Cryder said. She explained that the Animal Haven hopes to fill the van on Saturday. Cryder said The Animal Haven does not receive any funding from town or government sources, operating by grants, private donations, and numerous fundraising events. According to a statement from the board of directors, “It has been a challenging spring and summer for The Animal Haven... our vet bills have been astronomical... In general, expenses are up and income is down.” The Animal Haven’s mission is to provide “a temporary home for adoptable animals,” Cryder said, al-

though some animals will live out the remainder of their lives in the shelter. Even with space for 120, Cryder said the shelter is forced to turn away as many as 10 animals every day, mostly from people who are moving. Cryder said that those who want to help the animal shelter should consult its website. “We couldn’t function without our volunteers,” Cryder said, “but the work is more challenging than some people appreciate.” The Animal Haven is assisted by about 50 active volunteers. Cryder explained that some volunteers come in thinking they can complete community service hours by sitting down and petting cats, but the reality of volunteer work is primarily lots of cleaning. The shelter makes cleanliness such a high priority to prevent infection and disease. Volunteers also do the majority of administrative, financial, and maintenance work.

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ling to see “when a person comes up in the audience surrounded by his family and he represents a life that was saved by the North Haven Fire Department. That can be a very provocative and compelling and poignant experience.” The board also discussed the construction of the new fire house as well as the renovations to the existing locations. Nuzzalillo said that the renovations to the Chief John P Rosadini Fire Headquarters are going well. “I hope the residents, when they drive by on Broadway, can see the exterior of the building, and it really looks great,” Nuzzalillo said. The fire department is temporarily headquarted in the first floor of the North Haven Town Hall on 18 Church street during the renovation. During correspondence, Nuzzalillo read a letter he sent to Freda as the town prepares for budget season. The letter described the need for a line item to replace an emergency medical unit that is in poor condition. Nuzzalillo said, “As the chief clearly indicated, with over 2400 medical calls this past year alone… that unit gets a lot of work.”

them to know how to distinguish between gasoline and diesel fuel fires and to be aware of the special hazards burning vehicles present, like tires, batteries, and bumpers. Landisio said the certification is a “grueling process.” “It’s refreshing to me as someone who has been in this business for over 30 years to see the youth of our town and the young people of our community commit themselves to the firefighting profession… I love the fire profession, I always have, and it warms me to see young people give back to their communities and join the volunteer fire service,” Landisio said. Landisio said participation in community activities and “the things that they do for people that are in need, it really makes it special for people to be North Haven firefighters.” First Selectman Michael Freda presided over the meeting which included its post-electoral reorganization. Chair Pasquale F. Nuzzolillo returned as chair of the board, Salvatore Muzio returned as vice chair, and Michael J. Zuccarelli returned as secretary. Freda said it was compel-

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F l a i r f o r H a i r, 3 1 0 Washington Ave., has been participating in fundraisers for cancer research for 15 years. The events are to honor the memory of Joni Balzano Cunningham, late sister of Flair for Hair owner Joyce-Lyn Altieri’s. Cancer claimed Cunningham’s life a decade and a half ago. Altieri said that the salon raised over $1,500 and that with the help of donations from the community, $3,759 was raised to benefit the Looking Forward Program and Team Catherine. The Cuts for a Cure fundraiser was staffed by volunteers from the salon who worked without pay to give haircuts and administer a raffle. All of the proceeds from the day went to supporting cancer research and treatment, employee Emily Sutherland said. “She does this every year to honor her sister’s memory,” Sutherland said. Altieri explained that she started working to raise awareness of breast cancer after her sister was diagnosed with inflammatory carcinoma, which presents as a rash rather than the lumps many people are more familiar with. Altieri said that the turnout for her fundraiser was better this year, as last year it was held during a major winter snowstorm, and the year before that it was held during a hurricane. Altieri said that she now plans to soon participate in Dancing Under The Stars, a fundraiser to benefit the Ronald McDonald House charity. Altieri is taking ballroom dancing lessons to prepare to dance the ChaCha before an audience and judges. When asked if she was nervous, Altieri replied, “I’m terrified.” North Haven’s Flair for Hair on Washington Avenue has been in business for 24 years. When the salon was founded in 1990, Altieri wrote on her website, “her belief was, and still is, that

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Barbershop chorus seeks members The Elm City Men’s Barbershop Chorus invites men of all ages to sing in its Monday afternoon rehearsals. The chorus has been in existence for more than 50 years and practices for the sheer jo.y of trying to sing. Four part harmony - tenors, baritones, basses and leads are welcome. The members will help participants learn the music in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. There is no fee. The chorus meets every Monday afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. in the basement of Our Lady of Pompeii RC Church, 355 Foxon Road, East Haven. For more information, call Mike Ryan at (203) 285-5133.

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NORTH HAVEN — Louise F. Shick Nazario, 75, of North Haven, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 at her home. She was the wife of 58 years to Miguel A. Nazario. Louise was born in Jersey City, N.J., on April 5, 1938; daughter of the late Harold and Eleanor Goff Shick; had worked in sales for Sears-Roebuck, Hamden from early 1970’s to the mid 1980’s and was a UCONN Girl’s and Boy’s Basketball fan. She was the mother of Michael Nazario, Daniel Nazario, Robert Nazario, David (Angela) Nazario, James (Tina) Nazario and Linda (Joseph) Fruin; grandmother of Daniel, Christopher and Kelly Nazario, Adriana (Jeremiah) Boucher, Niklas and Christine Nazario, James (Kelly) Nazario, Jr., Brittany and Miranda Nazario, Joseph and Hannah Fruin. Predeceased by a brother, Gordon Shick. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to National Multiple Sclerosis Society, CT Chapter, 659 Tower Ave., first Floor, Hartford, CT 06112. The North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Ave., was in charge of arrangements.

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By Ralph Lord Roy

Special to Town Times

The season of Advent back in 1941 soon brought news in striking contrast to the Christmas message of “peace o n e a r t h .” On Dec. 7, 1941, we had attended church, enjoyed a big dinner, and were relaxi n g in t he living room. Dad was napping in front of the radio, which was broadcasting symphonic music, when suddenly an impassioned announcer broke in. Pearl Harbor had been bombed. The next afternoon boys in our 8th grade met in their clubhouse upstairs in our barn, renamed our group the Defenders of Democracy, and wrote a letter to the two Vermont senators in Washington, pledging our zealous aid in the war effort. My father had argued against American participation in the European conflict that had been raging for two years, and today many historians would unfairly label him an “isolationalist.” He detested Hitler, but had no affection for the British empire, its monarchy and rigid class system. Dad had expressed the hope that Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union that summer would lead to the collapse of both Nazism and Communism. Mom had told us that his main reason for opposing our intervention (and hers, too) was their four sons, all subject to military service if we became involved and the war dragged on. Our local pastor had a strong pacifist bent, as did many ministers of that era. After the attack on Pearl Harbor he and others were faced with the delicate decision of how to respond to this sudden crisis. Vigorously or reluctantly endorse the war? Or, continue to oppose it

in principle, probably in silence, while supporting the military personnel and their families? And how much patriotism should be incorporated into worship? That still can be an issue. A few would say “none,” that Christianity is an international faith that transcends national borders. More might suggest that surely American democracy, even American “exceptionalism,” must be favored by God. Others would argue for some middle course. Like many other ministers over the years, I wrestled with this question, particularly when I disagreed with our foreign policy. Yet, my patriotism runs deep, and when a national holiday came along, I would give it attention in the sermon and hymns. My favorites include “America, the Beautiful” and “A Song of Peace,” sung to that poignant tune “Finlandia” by composer Jean Sibelius. The patriotic selection that I most enjoy singing is “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” which congregations would belt out. However, I always sang it with mixed feelings. The lyrics serve as an exhilarating clarion call to join in holy battle against injustice. At the same time, is it blessing the brutality of war when it speaks of God’s wrath and his “terrible swift sword”? Prior to the Civil War, a song to the same tune was popular at revivals in the South, whose opening stanza asked: “Say brothers, will you meet us on Canaan’s happy shore?” In 1861 Union troops replaced those words with “John Brown’s body lies a-moldering in the grave, but his soul is marching on!” John Brown, of course, had been executed after leading an effort to foment a slave rebellion by attacking Harpers Ferry in 1859. He had been born in Torrington, Conn. In November 1861, Samuel Gridley Howe and his wife, Julia Ward Howe, a prominent poet, both avid abolition-

ists, visited Union encampments in Washington. When one Army unit began to sing “John Brown’s body,” a minister suggested to Mrs. Howe that she could pen more suitable lyrics. That night, she later wrote, “I awoke…and to my astonishment found that the wished-for lines were arranging themselves in my brain.” She quickly scribbled them down, and they met with wide acclaim throughout the North. Once bitter memories of the Civil War faded away, “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” became popular across the country and is included today in numerous patriotic observances. Some controversy is likely to continue to surround the song. Jesus is prominent in its lyrics and opposition to public use of sectarian texts increases as America’s secular and non-Christian population grows. Those with pacifist inclinations remain uncomfortable with its seeming endorsement of warfare

along with its generous dose of apocalyptic imagery. Many other words have been sung to the same melody. For years “Solidarity Forever” served as an anthem of the labor movement. Children return from summer camp singing: “I wear my pink pajamas in the summer when it’s hot!” We used to shout out another parody back in elementary school. The chorus began: “Glory, glory, hallelujah, teacher hit me with a ruler.” Fortunately, I can’t remember the rest of it - something about a gun, a loaded .44. Interested in more information on this topic? Check out the engaging new book titled “The Battle Hymn of the Republic: A Biography and the Song That Marches On,” written by John Stauffer and Benjamin Soskis. R a l p h L o r d Ro y o f Southington is an author and retired United Methodist minister. Email: Ralphlroy@

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Northford Congregational The “Music on a Mission” free holiday concert to benefit the Northford Congregational Church Bell Tower Restoration Fund has been re-scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 5, at 2 p.m. in the sanctuary. Donations to benefit the bell tower fund are appreciated. For more information, call (203) 484-4512. Northford Congregational Church is located at 4 Old Post Road at the corner of Route 22 and Route 17 in the Northford section of North Branford. Church office hours are Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Opinion Give and take of the season By Charles Kreutzkamp The North Haven Citizen

I’m declaring Dec. 26 to Feb. 2 the first annual Season of Taking. Don’t get me wrong - I love the Season of Giving. From Thanksgiving to Christmas, we’ve all enjoyed gifts, gratitude, smiling at strangers on the street, and being cut off in traffic less often. Food pantries have been filled, charities have received donations, and gifts have been exchanged. Those who aren’t religious often participate in gift giving too, and although the time frames differ, gifts also are exchanged for Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Eid. Everybody seems friendlier during the most wonderful time of the year. For most Americans, the Season of Giving starts on Thanksgiving, when we celebrate the peaceful union of pilgrims and Native Americans. But that season of harmony didn’t last long, and neither does our annual Season of Giving. The Season of Taking really isn’t a radical proposal if you think about it. Throughout the holiday shopping season, gifts are purchased for others, but on Dec. 26, shoppers flock to spend gift cards and attempt to return singing wall fish and horrifying sweaters. The Season of Taking really starts to shine on New Year’s Eve, a delightfully self-centered holiday which is celebrated not with a family meal that includes yams and stuffing, but by staying up late partying, usually with alcohol, usually with friends. Both of the most popular New Year’s traditions are totally self-involved. Many people kiss their significant other at midnight — if they have one; those that don’t P.O. Box 855 North Haven, CT 06473 Assistant News Editor – Nick Carroll Reporter – Dan Jackson News Editor – Olivia L. Lawrence Executive Vice President and Assistant Publisher – Liz White Senior Vice President of Operations and Major Accounts – Michael F. Killian Senior Vice President and Editor – Ralph Tomaselli

are left in the literal cold. Even the most benevolent New Year’s Resolutions focus inward, on changing the self, and “Losing Weight” is the most popular resolution of all, according to the University of Scranton’s Journal of Clinical Psychology’s 2012 statistics. Vanity, vanity. Another one of the top five resolutions is to “Enjoy life to the fullest.” After all that exhausting generosity, people just want to focus on themselves. So why not extend the Season of Taking out another month to match the Season of Giving? Celebrants of the Season of Taking can forgive themselves if they forget about their New Year’s resolutions — that’s the first perk to enjoy. Participants can follow it up by giving themselves a break on cooking and ordering take-out, or buying themselves that shiny new whatsit that no one gave them for Christmas. It’ll be good for the economy. Businesses can promote some revenue-raising self-indulgence with special offers on dinners for one —tis the season! Food banks and charities will weather the storm of selfishness with the well-stocked shelves and savings from the holidays. The best part of the Season of Taking, however, is that it ends. On Feb. 2, everyone celebrating the season wakes up, confronts their shadow in the mirror, and realizes that it isn’t good to be selfish forever. We can swing back to giving just in time for Valentine’s Day, oscillate back to taking when taxes are due, and shift gears again when we get our tax returns. Because really, if we don’t set aside a season for taking, isn’t that just our default attitude?

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Diagnosis: Movies

Writing left me hungry for ‘Hunger Games’ By Tanya Feke M.D. Special to The Citizen

This is a wonderful time of year to reflect upon all that we have been blessed. Truly, I have so much to be thankful for in my life. My family, my friends, my health, and turkey with leftovers upon leftovers top the list though there was one key ingredient missing for the month of November. Movies. I placed myself on a movie fast over the month of November. Instead of indulging in my love of cinema, I pursued my second love, writing. In 30 short days, I completed a 50,000-plus word n ove l for Na NoWr i Mo (National Novel Writing Month). I am hopeful you will all see this novel on book shelves one day, a medical thriller, but I will admit the going was rough at times. Dedicating every waking moment to my novel left me without a leg to stand on because my bottom was planted in a chair morning, noon, and night. While that level of intensity may be unhealthy long-term for someone raising two children and working a full time job, the NaNoWriMo challenge re-ignited a passion in me that had long been dormant. Whether I am published in the future or not, I now consider myself a real writer. But that level of intensity comes with a price, and that is withdrawal. When I submitted my word count on Nov. 30, there was an instant satisfaction and pride that I had accomplished a goal long on my bucket list back, but the first thing I wanted to do was buy a ticket. I was hungry for the movies. I was hungry for “The Hunger Games”. I hit the theater with the ferocity of a film addict. The smell of buttered popcorn, the twinkle of f loor lights guiding me up the aisle, the

chill of excessive air conditioning, they all brought me home. Even the lackluster previews could not deter my excitement of what was to come – transportation to another time and place. I was not disappointed. “T he Hunger Ga mes: Catching Fire” picked up where t he origi na l left of f . R e luc t a nt h e r oi n e Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) must face the repercussions of winning the 74th Hunger Games. When she tricked the gamers into having two winners instead of one, she brought hope to the people of Panem that the rules could be changed. Threatened by a possible revolution, President Snow develops a devious plan to punish Katniss and another Hunger Games ensues. The story flows smoothly, the actors share chemistry, and the scenes are brought to life relatively true to the book. When Katniss hits the Capitol stage with the slimy Caeser Flickerman (Stanley Tucci), I at first ogled her wedding dress and then gasped at its transformation into the mocking-jay. After reading the book, knowing the scene, and still being surprised, I have to give the filmmakers kudos for a job well done. While my level of fashion sense is minimalistic at best (I try not to mix stripes with polka dots, though for all I know that may be all the rage right now), I could not help but marvel at the costuming on the project. The couture of the Capitol played out like New York fashion week and every fashion venue in between. Effie (Elizabeth Banks) evokes, gasp, a hint of emotion though my attention was drawn more to her styling. I wanted to paint my eyes up with sparkle and wear larger than life tufted See Movies / Page 11

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plumes around my neck. Truly a feast for the eyes. Yet throughout the film, I kept thinking about Suzanne Collins, how she developed this magnificent dystopia, and how she drew in audiences on page and screen. My first instinct was to go home and write. Yes, I love the movies. Maybe it’s time to write one of my own. “May the odds be ever in your favor.”

T he Hunger Ga mes – Catching Fire: 3 stethoscopes. Dr. Tanya Feke is a family physician and guest columnist for the Record-Journal weeklies. She has been press credentialed to the LA Film Festival and continues to pursue a love of film. Her reviews are rated on a five stethoscope scale. Follow her blog (www., Facebook page (Diagnosis Life), or twitter (@tanyafeke) for more insights.


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One way to take a powder By Mike Roberts Special to The Citizen

Bl ac k powder hu nt i n g i n Connecticut has come along way since its inception back in the 70s. Using some of those black powder long guns for the hunting of whitetailed deer was an adventure in itself. One never knew if the charge of black powder was going to go off or not when a deer arrived on the hunting scene. Probably no one could attest to that more than your old outdoor writer. My first black powder rifle was what is referred to as a “Kit Gun” that I received one Christmas from my darlin’ Edna. Admittedly, it was a thing of beauty when it was finished thanks to my old friend Paul Cichowski, but back then everything else, especially the primer caps used to set off the charge of black powder, was as unreliable as the New England weather. The loading procedure of a black powder rifle also left a lot to be desired. The first thing you did was to put a percussion cap on the primer nipple and fire the cap to make sure that the hole in the nipple was clear. You then loaded the rifle, and it was not considered to be loaded unless it had a percussion cap on it, so many hunters loaded them at home before they hit the woods. The amazing thing about this procedure is that when setting off the cap on an empty rifle, it always ignited on the first try. For me, “Murphy’s Law” (anything that can go wrong will at the wrong time) always popped up its ugly head when it came time to shoot a deer. I had my first run-in with this particular quirk of black powder hunting back in the 70s while hunting Housatonic State Forest up in the Cornwall area of Connecticut. I had picked a spot that overlooked a couple of intersecting deer runs and figured I would simply sit and let the deer come to me. Back then, muzzleloaders had the first crack at deer and the state forest had enough hunters in it to keep some of the herd moving. It wasn’t too long before a small fourpoint buck came ambling up the trail towards me. I had been practicing how to thumb the hammer back on the rifle without allowing it to making a distinctive “CLACK” that accompanied cocking the hammer on a black powder rifle, so I was ready when that buck came into shooting range. It stopped to munch on some acorns down in front of me and I set my sights on the critters and squeezed the trigger. I was rewarded with a resounding “CLICK” as the hammer hit the %@*@*^ percussion cap, which did not ignite. The young buck’s head popped up and he looked squarely at me before disappearing into the surrounding forest! This was only a preview of some of the

frustration I was about to experience in the early days of black powder hunting. Don’t go away, I have a bunch of them. Like I said, the main villain was the percussion cap back then, and I and a lot of other black powder hunters were experimenting with all kinds of makes and brands of the #11 percussion caps back then, looking for one that was virtually foolproof. But it wasn’t always the percussion cap. Murphy’s Law seemed to have its hold on my entire rifle and everything that made it dysfunctional. Another time I had a permit to hunt Skiff Mountain on a piece of property owned by Northeast Utilities, but managed by the DEEP. I had scouted the area for both turkey and deer and really liked the area. That muzzleloader season I was ready to harvest my first deer. I had gotten up early to make the onehour trip to my hunting area, and had loaded my muzzleloader at home before departing for Skiff Mountain. An old friend of mine, Jack Seitlinger, had made me a nifty brass ramrod for loading my muzzleloader to replace a wooden one that came with the muzzleloader. I entered the Skiff Mountain woods ready for action that morning just knowing I was going to get my first black powder deer. That’s when Murphy’s Law popped up his ugly head again. I had scouted the area quite thoroughly and knew just where I wanted to hunt, so I made my way to the spot in the early morning darkness. As it began to get lighter I glanced at my shooting iron to give it a last check and then I saw it: My ramrod was missing from its holding slot on my rifle! I knew I had put it back after I had loaded the gun at home, so what could have happened to it? I figured that I had not seated the ramrod properly into the holding slot on the rifle and it had slipped out during my dark trek to where I wanted to hunt. Now I was in a quandary. I had one shot in the rifle, but what if the deer I shot required another round? For me, the solution was simple. I decided not to hunt that morning and headed dejectedly out of the woods, kicking myself for making such a dumb mistake. And no, I never found the ramrod. Had enough yet? I’ve got more. Once aga i n wh i le hu nti ng Sk i ff Mountain, I was hunting the side of a mountain, slowly making my way back to where I had parked my truck. I had paused next to an old stonewall that cut through the old farm property I was on. The area had returned to forest over the years yet there were many of these old stonewalls crisscrossing the woods and I liked to use them to hunt along. A touch of movement up ahead of me caught my eye. It was a small six-point See Powder / Page 12

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buck. My heart started to race a bit as I settled down to watch the buck as it slowly fed my way. This was going to be too easy, I thought. The buck was about 35 yards out when it gave me a broadside shot at its vitals. I settled the sights on the buck, squeezed the trigger and the cap exploded with a resounding “POP”! But that was it. The powder did not ignite! The buck snapped its head up looking for the source of the cap igniting as I fumbled into my pocket for another cap. Having found one, I again put it on the nipple of the muzzleloader and again took aim at the buck as it stood riveted, looking for the source of the exploding cap. Once again I touched off the round and was again rewarded with the cap and not

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the powder charge going off. This time the buck had nailed me and was headed off in another direction as I stood there wondering what the heck had just happened? Two caps and no powder ignition! After the buck had vacated the area, I decided to try it one more time and I kid you not, the powder charge went off. I know for a fact that this has happened to many muzzleloader hunters in the early years of the sport. Just ask them. As the years progressed, so did the quality and reliability of the black powder rifles that were used for hunting. In fact, today they are state of the art and as reliable as any regular rifle being used for hunting large game. I finally relented and gave up my first muzzleloader, but I did get to take one deer with it in the Housatonic Forest before retiring it. My next black powder ri-

fle was a Lyman Tradesman that I purchased from Blue Trail Range and I found it to be quite a bit better for my hunting forays. I took four more deer with that rifle before I purchased the one I use today. Today, muzzleloader hunting in Connecticut and surrounding states is no longer a trip into frustration. The guns are lot easier to use and their dependability is unbelievable. Starting Dec. 11, Connecticut deer hunters will be using muzzleloaders to harvest some deer for the winter months ahead. Private land black powder hunters will be able to hunt from Dec. 11-31. They must have the proper private land permits and they will be able to take two deer, one antlerless and one either sex, or they may fill both tags with antlerless deer. State land hunters will be able to hunt state lands from

Dec. 11-24 a one-tag limit on a deer of either sex. One of the best things about the state land muzzleloader hunting is that as long as you have a state land muzzleloader permit you can hunt just about any piece of state land that

allows black powder hunting (page 38 to 35 of your 2013 CT Hunting & Trapping Guide). That’s it gang, good hunting! See ya’ and God Bless America and watch over our troops wherever they may be serving.

Ski Club plans season The North Haven Ski Club is accepting membership applications for the 2013-14 ski season. Club members plan to be at the North Haven Park and Rec on Thursday, Jan. 2, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. to take membership and trip reservations. The North Haven Ski Club has scheduled a ski trip to Okemo Mountain for Sunday, Jan. 5; a bus trip to Okemo Mountain on Sunday, Feb. 2 and a trip to Killington on Saturday, Feb. 8. Sign by e-mail, or phone, (203) 234-1985. The North Haven Ski Club has scheduled a potluck supper for Wednesday, Jan. 29 at the North Haven, K of C, 22 Church Street, 6:30 pm. Bring a dish, casserole, appetizer or dessert. All are welcome. For more information, trip details, and costs, contact Annette Murphy at (203) 234-1985 or

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Hamden Elks L o d ge 2224 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks plans to award three scholarships to graduating high school seniors. The Most Valuable Student Award is open to Hamden High school, North Haven High School and Sacred Heart Academy seniors. Elks Legacy Scholarship is open to graduating seniors who are the child, grandchild or legal ward of an active Elk member. Hamden Lodge Edward Connolly Scholarship is open to high school seniors whose parent or grandparent is a member of Hamden Lodge 2224. For more information, applications, criteria and deadlines, contact Neil Colwell at (203) 248-8324 or Elks Lodge at (203) 248-2224. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts plans to award a total of $50,000 to 25 local high school seniors this academic year through its scholarship program. Eligibility requirements for the RHHC scholarship are be eligible to enroll in and attend a two-or four-year college with a full course study and reside in a participating area. Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, financial need and community involvement. Applications are avail-

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Seniors Policy

An activity fee is charged for non-residents to participate in the North Haven Senior Center. For more information, call (203) 239-5432. Classes with insufficient enrollment may be canceled prior to the starting date. Registrants will be notified by telephone if a course must be canceled.

Programs & classes

Monday, Dec. 30 - Mini trip: Universal Drive. Monday, Jan. 6 - Mini trip: Wallingford WalMart. Wednesday, Jan. 8 - Finance meeting, 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, Jan. 9 - Game Day: Left, center, Right. Tuesday, Jan. 14 - Welcome to the Center. Tuesday, Jan. 14 - Energy Assistance Program, by appointment only. Call (203) 239-5321, ext. 502. Thursday, Jan. 16 - Bringing in the New Year. Friday Night Community Supper - Friday Night Community Suppers are scheduled every Friday at 6 p.m. at St. John’s Church. The public is welcome to enjoy a meal and companionship. Donations are welcome, but not required.

Gentle Hatha Yoga

Gentle Hatha Yoga is scheduled for Tuesdays, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Hatha Yoga combines proper breathing and yoga postures that revitalize the body physically and mentally. A minimum of five participants is required.

Walking Club

Walking Club is scheduled for every Thursday at 4 p.m. at the North Haven Middle School track, 55 Bailey Road, North Haven., (weather permitting). Wear comfortable sneakers, light and airy clothes. Bring a water bottle.


Bocce plays on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call (203) 239-5432. Health Guidance Clinic - Blood pressure and glucose screenings are scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month from noon to 1:30 p.m. and the fourth Tuesday of each month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Senior Center. Computer help Thursdays, 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. Drop-in. North Haven High School students will be available to help you with your computer questions.

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The Senior Center has scheduled beginner canasta for Mondays at 10 a.m.

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Clintonville elementary School is looking for senior volunteers to read with students. Commitment is one hour, one day a week. For more information, call (203) 239-5432. (Volunteers must be a member of the Senior Center.) Sit-ercise - Monday and Wednesdays, 10:45 a.m. Increase muscle strength, improve flexibility and balance. Exercises designed for the chair for those 50 and older. A fee is charged. S e n i o r S o n g s te r s Tuesdays, 1:15 p.m. Join the chorus. For more information, call (203) 239-5432. Beginner chair yoga Tuesday, 10 to 11 a.m. For those who need to be seated to exercise. A fee is charged. Gentle Hatha Yoga Tuesday, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Yoga class for those who can get up and down on the floor. A fee is charged.

Senior Calendar Events planned at the Senior Center: Monday, Dec. 30 Line dance, 9 a.m.; E-Z Exercise, 9:30 a.m.; Canasta, 10:15 a.m.; Mini trip: Universal Drive, 10:30 a.m.; Lunch, 11:30 a.m.; Bingo, 12:45 p.m.; Beg Pinochle, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31 Ceramics, 9 a.m.; Chair Yoga, 9 a.m.; Chair Yoga, 10:45 a.m.; Lunch, 11:30 a.m.; MahJongg, 12;30 p.m.; Senior Songsters, 1:15 p.m.

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December is amnesty month at the North Haven Library. Patrons may return all overdue items and all fees will be forgiven. Patrons are asked to bring a non-perishable food item or toy for a child to bene-

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Kathryn Gniadek, Sacred Heart Academy math department chair, recently uploaded the final version of a 20 level e-book series entitled “Fab Five for Trigonometry”. She developed the method more than 10 years ago as a way to foster student understanding of trigonometry. Her aim was to promote student comprehension of the course material, rather than subject students to memorization that is easily forgotten. The 20 level series, titles, and descriptions can be found on the website at The first three levels encapsulate the Fab Five method for understanding trigonometry and are referenced in the subsequent 17

levels. Students have found that once they master the Fab Five method they never forget it. In fact, Sacred Heart alumnae have reported using the method in advanced college level math classes and successfully sharing it with their college friends. A resident of Cheshire, Gniadek joined the faculty at Sacred Heart in 2002 and was named head of the mathematics department in 2005. She earned a BS from Fairfield University, a masters of science from UConn, and a CAS from Holy Apostles College and Seminary. She serves as the Academy’s UCONN Early College Experience site representative and as moderator of the Mu Alpha Theta, the National Math Honor Society.


Health Keep exercising to prevent heart disease As winter settles in, head out for an outdoor winter adventure. The American Heart Association recommends 30 minutes of heart healthy exercise most days of the week— even during winter—to help prevent heart disease, the nation’s number one killer. According to the American Heart Association, exercising in cooler weather has some distinct advantages over working out in the warmer weather. First, there is no heat and humidity to deal with. In fact, winter’s chill can make you feel awake and invigorated. Also, you can work out harder in the cold weather—which means you burn even more calories. Heading outside in the winter is also a great way to take in the sunlight during those shorter winter days. Not only does light dramatically improve many people’s moods, it also helps you get the vitamin D your body needs. The AHA encourages walking as a primary heart healthy activity since people are more likely to stick with walking than any other exercise. Why walking? It’s efficient. Just 30 minutes of walking a day can improve your circulation, lower your cholesterol and blood pressure, and help you lose weight. Walking is free, simple and convenient. The only thing needed to start is a pair of supportive walking shoes. There’s nothing complicated to learn. Just step outside. Run errands, walk the dog, take a lunchtime walk, catch up with friends, or bundle up the kids and walk as a family. By changing up the time, distance, pace and route, you can create the right walking program for you. There are many of ways to get physical activity inside, too—no gym required. Weights (such as a set of 5-pound and 10-pound dumbbells) are a great addition, but

not absolutely necessary. Adding in an exercise circuit (a cycle of 5–6 moves, run a few times through) is a great way to stave off boredom and get a lot done in a short amount of time. You can create your own mini-circuits at home if you don’t belong to a gym. Ideally, your circuit will include a cardio burst of 1–2 minutes, followed by 3–5 exercises that work various parts of your body. For example: • Jump rope, jog in place or run your steps (start with 1 minute and progress to 2). • 10 push-ups (You can modify with knees down if you are having trouble holding a straight body push-up position; remember to keep your palms flat on the floor.) • 20 crunches (with feet flat and knees up, legs bent in the air at 90 degrees or straight up, or your favorite variation) • 20 hip lifts (flat on your back, arms down on the ground at your sides with

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Tuesday, Jan. 21


Singles bridge - The Singles Bridge Group meets on the second and fourth Friday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Spring Glen Church, 1825 Whitney Ave., Hamden. All are single bridge players are welcome. For more information, call (203) 239-2138 or (203) 248-2846. Girls basketball - NHHS vs. Joel Barlow at Fred Kelly Gymnasium, TBA.

Boys basketball - NHHS vs. Guilford at Fred Kelly Gym, 7 p.m. Girls basketball - NHHS vs. Hillhouse at Hillhouse , 7 p.m. Boys Swim/dive - NHHS vs. Shelton at Shelton Community Center Pool, 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 22 Boys ice hockey - NHHS vs. Watertown-Pomperaug at Northford Ice Pavillion, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 28 Boys ice hockey - NHHS vs. Fairfield Warde/Ludlowe at Northford Ice Pavilion, 8:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 24 Boys basketball - NHHS vs. Xavier at Xavier High School Gym, 7 p.m. Girls basketball - NHHS vs. Mercy at Fred Kelly Gym, 7 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 30 Boys basketball - NHHS vs. Notre-Dame-West Haven at Notre Dame High School, 7 p.m. Girls basketball - NHHS vs. Hamden at Fred Kelly Gymnasium, 5 p.m. Boys ice hockey - NHHS vs. Woodstock Academy at Northford Ice Pavilion, 6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 2 Boys ice hockey - NHHS vs. East Haven at Northford Ice Pavillion, 3:40 p.m. Boys Swim/dive - NHHS vs. Xavier at Gawrych Town Pool, 4 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 3 Girls basketball - NHHS vs. Career Magnet at Fred Kelly Gym, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 4 Boys ice hockey - NHHS vs. Trumbell at Shelton Rinks, 6 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 6 NARFE - The National Active and retired Federal Employees Association, Chapter 257, monthly meeting is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 6, 1 p.m., at the North Haven Congregational Church, 28 Church St. All active and retired federal workers are welcome. Deborah Herget of the Blue Cross Blue Shield

Junior Girl Scout Troop 60109 collected and donated two boxes of toys for Toys for Tots recently. | Submitted by Kathryn Ciak.

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Tuesday, Jan. 7 Boys basketball - NHHS vs. Wilbur Cross at Wilbur Cross Gym, 7 p.m. Girls basketball - NHHS vs. Wilbur Cross at Fred Kelly Gym, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 8 Boys ice hockey - NHHS vs. Brookfield-Bethel-Danbury at Northford Ice Pavillion, 4 p.m.

Thursday, Jan 9 Garden club - North Haven Garden Club is scheduled to meet Thursday, Jan. 9, 7 p.m., at the North Haven Congregational Church, 28 Church St. Walter Brockett is scheduled to speak and demonstrate pruning and care of tress and shrubs. The meeting is open to the public for a fee. For more information, call (203) 239-0348.

Friday, Jan. 10 Boys basketball - NHHS vs. Branford at Fred Kelly Gym, 7 p.m. Girls basketball - NHHS vs. Branford at James L. MacVeigh Alumni Athletic Complex, 7 p.m.

Boys Swim/dive - NHHS vs. Foran at Gawrych Town Pool, 4 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15 Boys ice hockey - NHHS vs. New Milford at Canterbury School, 8 p.m.

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Friday, Jan. 17

Symphony - The New Haven Symphony Orchestra is scheduled to perform Peter and the Wolf at 2 p.m., at Davis Street School, 35 Davis St., New Haven. A fee is charged. For more information, visit Boys ice hockey - NHHS vs. Daniel Hand at Northford Ice Pavillion, 6:30 p.m.

Boys basketball - NHHS vs. East Haven at Fred Kelly Gym, 7 p.m. Girls basketball - NHHS vs. East Haven at East Haven High School, 7 p.m. Boys Swim/dive - NHHS vs. Masuk at Masuk Pool, 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 14 Boys basketball - NHHS vs. Shelton at Shelton High School Gym, 7 p.m. Girls basketball - NHHS vs. Sacred Heart Academy at Fred Kelly Gym, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 18 Boys ice hockey - NHHS vs. Branford at Northford Ice Pavillion, 4:40 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 20 Boys ice hockey - NHHS vs. Chehsire at Wesleyan University Ice Rink, 4 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 25 Chili cook-off - A Chili

cook-off is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 25, 4 to 7 p.m., at the Dayspring Lodge 30, 3732 Whitney Ave., Hamden. A fee is charged. Vote for your favorite chili. Proceeds benefit Sleeping Giant Build and Habitat for Humanity, home building efforts in the area. For more information, call Mike Healy at (203) 233-0141.

Tuesday, Jan. 28 Boys basketball - NHHS vs. Lyman Hall at Fred Kelly Gym, 7 p.m. Girls basketball - NHHS vs. Guilford at Kenefick Gym at GHS, 7 p.m. Boys Swim/dive - NHHS vs. Sheehan at Sheehan High School Pool, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 29 Boys ice hockey - NHHS vs. Trinity Catholic at Northford Ice Pavillion, 4 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 31 Boys basketball - NHHS vs. Career Magnet at Fred Kelly Gym, 7 p.m. Girls basketball - NHHS vs. Career Magnet at Career High School, 7 p.m.

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St. John’s holiday concert gets jazzy By Ken Liebeskind The North Haven Citizen

A small but enthusiastic audience enjoyed a Dec. 21 Christmas Sing & Swing Musical Celebration at the St. John’s Episcopal Church. A diversity of musicians, from a jazz quintet to a Celtic harpist played holiday themed music with flair. “I really enjoyed the banjo and the Celtic harp,” said Bill Welsh, a North Haven resident. “What a pleasure, it was an amazing group of people. It was an impromptu evening and the sense of community is encouraging.” Matt Lincoln, parish pastor, played bass in the St. John’s Hot Five, a jazz band that transformed Jingle Bells into a jazz standard that featured improvs from the band’s musicians The band

also included Kris Jensen, a Hamden resident who plays saxophone and flute and has performed with the Allman Brothers. He currently plays with Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, led by drummer Jai Johanny Johanson (“Jaimoe”), a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band. Jensen traded licks with trumpeter Stefan Fedeyko and pianist J.T. Lincoln, Matt Lincoln’s son. Following the jazz set, Cate Mahoney, a Celtic harpist, delighted the audience with a soft set that was a profound contrast to the swinging jazz. She was followed by the St. John’s Children’s Choir, a group of nine young children who were conducted by Sue Spaulding, a North Haven resident and French horn player, who also performed during the concert.

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Two North Haven teachers, Jeff Rhone and Chris Chromiak, a married couple, performed the next set. Rhone played two banjos and a boom bass and Chromiak sang “Sleigh Ride”, which she said is her favorite Christmas carol. Chromiak teaches seventh grade language arts at North Haven Middle School and Rhone teaches music at Ridge Road Elementary School. He said he leads a kindergarten through 5th grade vocal chorus. He performs on banjo and at folk venues. When asked if he knew Christmas music, Chromiak said, “You got to have a lot of repertoire in your back pocket to play at events like this.” Matt Lincoln said the second annual St. John’s Christmas Sing & Swing concert allowed the parish “to interact with the community. Some of the musicians are professionals at the top of their field and others are beginners, not just the kids. Instead of trying to do the perfect performance, we all find joy in the meaning of the Kris Jensen, left, plays sax with the St. John’s Hot Five. music.”


North Haven Rotary Club President Debbie Volain presented a commemorative photo to Angie Verdini in honor of his recognition by Rotary International. Angelo and Antoinette Verdini were recently recognized by the North Haven Rotary for their generosity to the Rotary Foundation. The foundation is an arm of Rotary International that has expended large sums of money for the past century helping those in need throughout the world. In recent years the Rotary Foundation has fought to eradicate polio in the world, a deadly virus that still kills in three countries, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nigeria. In a matching grant program with the Gates Foundation, over $10 billion has been invested in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative since its launch in 1988, reducing the incidence of polio by 99 percent throughout the world. Submitted by David Marchesseault, Rotary Publicity Chairman.

As part of Computer Science Education Week, Sacred Heart sponsored a schoolwide ”Hour of Code” assembly to encourage interest in the field of computer science. Students and faculty alike found that anyone can learn the basics of computer coding. Students are pictured collaborating in small groups to solve coding problems. | Photo by Angela Stong.

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Turf fields: Popular, but are they safe? Special to The Citizen

For many towns artificial turf school athletic fields are a popular, less-expensive alternative to natural grass despite continuing studies on whether turf poses safety and environmental risks. Wallingford’s Lyman Hall High school may become the latest area school to put down artificial turf. The board recently approved a plan for upgrading the school athletic complex that includes a turf field. Across town, Sheehan High School had artificial turf installed in 2006. In Meriden, teams use an artificial turf field at Falcon Field. Both Cheshire and Southington, Berlin high schools also have artificial turf fields. A growing number of studies question how safe the fields are to the students and environment. Nancy Alderman, president of North Haven-based Environment and Human Health Inc., is cautioning school systems about artificial turf because of environmental concerns posed by the rubber

material used to make the turf, know as “fill in.” The fill-in for most fields consists of recycled tires. “We don’t like the 40,000 ground up tires that are put into the fields,” Alderman said. “Rubber tires have toxins.” Alderman’s organization completed a study in 2007 that found “tire crumbs and tire mulch release chemical compounds into the air and ground water,” which can cause irritation of the lungs, skin and eyes. Another study by New Jersey’s Department of Health found the fields in the state contain potentially unhealthy levels of lead dust. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention isn’t certain how much lead is absorbed, but warned that enough could cause neurological problems. Marc Deptula, buildings and grounds supervisor for Wallingford schools, believes artificial turf fields are safer. The fill-in used in artificial turf “poses no environmental problem at all,” he said. “I haven’t seen any data on any increases of injuries to players or to the severity of in-

juries,” Deptula added. “The artificial turf fields are much more consistent throughout the playing surface.” With a grass field, there’s a possibility a section of the field can become so worn down that it is similar to falling down on concrete, Deptula said. With football and boys and girls soccer teams often using the same fields in inclement weather, area athletic directors have complained that grass fields are unplayable and dangerous because they become so worn. A number of studies support Deptula’s stance. A three-year study of game-related college football injuries on turf versus natural grass was conducted by Penn State University in 2010. The researchers found “(turf) is in many cases safer than natural grass.” Another Penn State study, conducted in 2004 featuring high school football players, studied the incidence, causes and severity of high school football injuries on turf and natural grass fields. The fiveyear study was less conclusive, finding “similarities existed be-

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tween (turf) and natural grass” and “both surfaces also exhibited unique injury patterns that warrant further investigation.” But Alderman’s concerns are broader than environmental issues. On a hot summer day the temperature of an artificial turf field can exceed 100 degrees. While a study by the state Department of Public Health in 2010 found this to be true, the agency advised coaches to take precaution on hot days and to install “new crumb rubber in cooler months to avoid the peak exposure that might occur with fresh rubber in the hot weather.” The Department of Public Health’s study also found no health concerns from inhaling chemicals on outdoor fields. The study also showed “lead levels were low and not




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AGC Acquisition LLC is seeking a Director of Engineering/Quality for our facility in Meriden CT with aerospace experience which will report directly to the President. AGC is an ISO 9001, 2008 and AS9102 Rev “C” accredited company. Position Summary: This business leader will be responsible for the developing, implementation and coordination of all Engineering and Quality functions. Which includes: maintaining accurate processes for aerospace products, technical sales and marketing of company capabilities by working directly with customers and sales, coordinates all engineering and quality employee duties and performance, measurements and analysis of key functions, provide leadership for all Quality-related activities including AS 9102 series certifications, FAA, NADCAP as well as AGC policies and procedures. Position Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree, or M.Sc in Engineering, Chemistry (a plus), or a related technical discipline. 7-10 years of engineering experience in a comparable manufacturing setting (Aerospace being a plus). Send resume to:

30 year old family owned company seeking licensed E-2 Electrician and Apprentice with 1-2 yrs. experience. Applicant should have experience in all facets of electrical work, Residential, Industrial and Commercial. Must be self motivated and able to work independently. Local work primarily in Central Connecticut. Medical Insurance, Retirement Plan, Paid Holidays and Vacation. (203) 272-9521 EOE.

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Help Wanted AGC Acquisition LLC is seeking a Human Resource Manager for our facility in Meriden CT which will report directly to the President. Position Summary: This business leader will lead the development and execution of the Human Resources strategic plan and oversee all human resource management and operations. This position includes: planning, developing, hiring, retention, terminations, recordkeeping, legal compliance, compensation, benefits, and manpower planning strategies, directing and evaluating the organization’s human resource functions and performance. Position Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree, 5-7 or more years of HR experience in a comparable manufacturing setting (Aerospace being a plus). Send resume to:

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CHESHIRE Industrial Zoned Multi Use. Near 691. 1100+ sq ft Offices (2 lavs/shower) and 1100+ sq ft Warehouse/Shop (15ft overhead door). Will consider just leasing offices. $6.50 /per sq ft nnn. Call 203-2726478

Houses For Rent MERIDEN. 4 bedroom, just renovated house. 1 Foster Ct. $1175. Sec & utils. Call 203-886-8808


The Record-Journal, Central Connecticut’s leading multimedia company is expanding our advertising team and looking for digitally savvy, highly motivated sales professionals to join our outside sales team as a digital media consultant. If you love to sell, are a tireless hunter and knowledgeable about digital media, then we have the perfect opportunity for you to join us and help the small businesses in our community grow & prosper. In addition to The Record-Journal, our company publishes 6 community newspapers and websites delivering the hyper-local news that citizens want and the audience that businesses need. Plus, we have partnered with the biggest names in digital and social media to offer our advertisers unmatched reach and targeting capabilities – from the very local to the national scale. If you enjoy prospecting for new business, have a track record of meeting and exceeding monthly sales goals and have one to two years of outside sales experience selling to small businesses, then we want to talk to you. We offer a base salary with unlimited commission potential, paid vacation, full medical benefits and a 401K with company match. To apply, email your resume, cover letter & salary requirements to


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CHESHIRE 2 BR Townhouse Condo. 1.5 Baths. Nice. Finished bsmnt. Washer & Dryer. 1200 SF. $1200. 2 mos. sec. 203-710-1075

MER. 1 BR, ground flr, new carpet, W. side, prvt backyard, w/d, stove/refrig & dw incld. $867/mo. + sec. 203634-1195 12pm-8pm

MER Clean Safe Rms. Inclds. H, HW, Elec, Kit Priv. E side. off-st park. $125/wk.+ sec. 12-8pm 203-630-3823

WINTER SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR $750/month. HEAT, HOT WATER & ELECTRIC INCLUDED. Private Balcony. 203-639-4868

MERIDEN Nice, Lg 2 BR, Top Fl. Balcony, Laundry facilities, off street parking. E. Main Street. 2 mos sec & credit ck. $850/mo. No pets. 203 284-0597

North Haven Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Satellite TV. Short Stay/Daily/ Weekly. On Bus Line. 203-239-5333

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MER. Furn. Apts. East Side Incl Heat, HW, Elec. 3rd flr. Studio, $165/wk+ sec. 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm MERIDEN. 17 Cliff St, 4 BR, 2nd flr, hdwd flrs, appliances included, w/d hookups, 1 car garage. $1200. 203314-4964 MERIDEN. 1BR: $675 Loc. on Broad St. Next to Stop & Shop. On site parking/laundry. Utilities NOT included. Conv to Wallingford. (914) 562-3959. MERIDEN. 2 BR, east side, 1st flr, stove & refrig, no pets. $750 plus security deposit. Credit ck. 203237-0035 or 203-623-5684.

It’s All Here! (203) 238-1953

Lawn and Garden Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Call us: (203) 238-1953 PLAINVILLE-31 Tyler Ave. Just renovated 2 BR, 2nd flr. $795/mo + sec & utils. Avail immed. 203-886-8808

MERIDEN Clean 1 Room Efficiency 2nd Fl. Randolph Ave. Utils included. No pets. $450. 2 mos sec. Credit check required. 203-284-0597

SOUTHINGTON. 4 BR, 2 bath, 1500 sq. ft. apt. W/D hookups, detached garage, “Victorian Style”, Pvt Master BR Suite w/master bath. Oak flrs in LR & DR w/bay window. New energy efficient windows. All appliances included. Yard. $1600 a month plus utilities. Available December 1st. No smoking, no pets. Call 860-621-1642 for appt.

MERIDEN Stop Your Search! Refurbished 1 BR, Cottage St. Hdwd flrs, driveway. $825 incl electric. 203 639-8903.

WLFD. 3rd flr, 2 BR, nice location. New carpet. $850 + 1 mo sec. Avail 1/1. Water/ trash incl. 203-269-1426.

MERIDEN 4 BR, 2 BA, 2nd Flr. $950/mo. Studio & 1 BR starting from $595, heat & hw incl. Avail. immed. Sec & utils. 203-886-8808

AKC LAB PUPPIES 9 Weeks, Yellow & Black First Shots. $750. 203 631-0866

2006 John Deere 5525 asking $9700, has cab heat air, 91HP, FWD, 540 PTO, (860) 598-0410

Furniture & Appliances Treadmill Sears ProForm XP 550s $275. Call 203-314-6393.

Dirt bike/ATV Helmets, AFX Helmet Adult M color white freedom $60. Also a youth large red/white/black $40. Both in excellent cond. Barely used. 203-314-6393.

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BEAUTIFUL Contemporary Mahogany Hutch Excellent Condition $350 LG Wooden Kitchen Table 56 x 39” W/4 Chairs & Leaf $150 Dry Sink w/Slate Top $50 203-238-4964

A-1 Seasoned Hardwood Real Full cords $200 1/2 cords $125. Cut & split. 18-20” Delivery or Pick Up. 203-294-1775 AMAZINGLY CLEAN Cleanest seasoned firewood in the state! $210 Full cord delivered. Discounts over 2, over 4 and picked up. South Meriden. MIkE 203 631-2211

Jewelry Cindy’s Unique Shop CONSIGNMENT 32 North Colony St Wallingford (203) 269-9341 2 levels, 1800 SF of Consigned Home Decor & Furnishings. 30 Day Layaways Available. $5 Off a purchase $25 or more. $10 off a purchase $100 or more. Check us out on Facebook. Ample Free Parking in Our Lot. Free Gift w/$15 or more purchase. Hours Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri 9:305 Thurs 9:30-6, Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4

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Canelli’s Jewelry & Boutique Specializing in Unusual Gifts and Fine Sterling Jewelry. Since 1917. 130 South Colony Rd. (Rt. 5) Wallingford. 203 269-5242

Wanted to Buy 1, 2 or 3 Items or an estate $$$ CA$H $$$ 203-237-3025 ESTATE SALE SERVICE Costume Jewelry, Antiques, paintings, Meriden-made items, toys, lamps 1-2 ITEMS Silverware, China, Glass. Furniture, 50’s Items. Whole Estates 203 238-3499 ALL CASH FOR MILITARY ITEMS 203-237-6575

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Console solid wood cherry finish, excellent cond. 64” W x 23”D x 28”H. $325. Call 203-314-6393. WHITE Children’s Bedroom Set. Frame, Headboard & Footboard, Lowboy w/mirror that goes over it, Nightstand & Desk. Good cond. $375. 203-284-2057

Furniture & Appliances GREAT Xmas Gift! Kenmore Refrigerator, white, french doors. Ice Maker. Extended warranty thru 10/2015. $950. 203-440-3940

OLD TOOLS WANTED, always buying old, used hand tools, carpentry, machinist & engraving & workbench tools. If you have old or used tools that are no longer being used, call with confidence. Fair & friendly offers made in your home! Please call Cory 860-322-4367 WANTED: ALWAYS buying antiques, costume jewelry, old toys, military items anything old. Stop by, Frank’s open 6 days Mon to Sat 9-5, 18 South Orchard St, Wallingford or call 203-284-3786 WANTED Swords, daggers, helmets, metals etc. Call 203-238-3308

Electrical Services T.E.C. ElECTriCal SErviCE llC All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service SMALL JOBS WELCOME 203-237-2122

Fencing Cornerstone Fence & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Insd. Call John Uvino 203-237GATE. CT Reg #601060

$1000 OFF Your Lowest Estimate (203) 284-0137 CT Reg # 558927

Always a sale in Marketplace. ALL Your Remodeling & Construction Needs! Kitchens, Baths, Painting, Decks, Windows, Doors. No job too small. We do it all! Free Est. 40 yrs in bus. Lic & Ins. #539493 203-530-1375

IF YOU Mention This Ad Snowplowing Winter Yard Clean-Ups Brush, Branches, Leaves, Storm Damage **JUNK REMOVAL** Appl’s, Furniture, Junk, Debris, etc WE CAN REMOVE ANYTHING Entire house to 1 item removed! FREE ESTIMATES Sr. Citizen Discount LIC & INS. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

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

Gary Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trimming. Trim overgrown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #620397. Office 203-2357723 Cell 860 558-5430

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Painting & Wallpapering Edwin CordEro PAINTING Int/Exterior. Local, Established, Reliable Craftsman. Call (203) 537-2411 CT#614827



A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS CT Reg #606277. Give us a Call-WE DO IT ALL! Free Estimates. 203-631-1325

Whether it is a lost ring, wallet or a Parrot named Oliver, a Marketplace ad can help track it. Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Call us: (203) 238-1953

Miscellaneous For Sale

T.E.C. ElECTriCal SErviCE llC All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service SMALL JOBS WELCOME 203-237-2122

Mountain Bike. Specialized Rock Hopper with RockShox, Purple/Blue with Speedometer. $250. Call 860 645-7245.


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

AFFORDABLE Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves. Appliance Repairs Will Deliver (203) 284-8986

WANTED The Good, The Bad, The Ugly Vehicles for recycling. Paying Cash 203 630-2510

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MEDINA Sewer & Drain Cleaning Services LLC Quality work, affordable prices. 24hr Service. Benny Medina 203 909-1099

$1000 OFF Your Lowest Estimate (203) 284-0137 CT Reg # 558927

REPAIRS & Replacement Lg/ Sm, Int/Ext. Stairs, Railing, Decks, Entry Door, Window, Finish Basement. I can fix it. Work done by owner. 40+ years exp. Free Est. Ins. #578107 (203) 238-1449 www.

Gutters DEE’S ANTIQUES Buying Collectibles, Jewelry & Silver. China, Glass, Military, Musical. Anything old & unusual. Single item to an estate. 203-235-8431


JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We remove Furniture, Appliances, And Entire contents of: Homes, Sheds, Estates, Attics, Basements, Garages & more. **Fall Yard Clean-ups.** FREE ESTIMATES LIC & INS. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

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CARL’S Plumbing & Heating 20% Sr Citizen Discount. Cell 203 272-1730, 860 680-2395

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C&M ConstruCtion *The Roofing Specialist* And Roof Snow Removal 10% off 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488 CPI Home ImProvement Highest Quality- Kitchens/ Bath Siding, Roofing Windows, Remodeling, Decks, Gutters, Additions. Credit cards accepted 203-6346550 CT Reg #0632415 Gonzalez ConstruCtion ************* Roofing, siding, windows, decks, gutters & remodeling. ************* 203-639-0032 info@ Fully licensed/insured. Reg #HIC577319

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CPI Home ImProvement Highest Quality-Kitchen, Bath, Siding, Roofing, Windows, Remodeling, Decks, Gutters, Additions, Credit cards accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #0632415 Gonzalez ConstruCtion Roofing, siding, windows, decks, gutters & remodeling. 203-639-0032 info@ Fully Lic & Ins Reg #577319

Find everything at our Marketplace.

Siding, Roofing, WindoWS, deckS, Remodeling gutteRS ct Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634

Snow Plowing CHLOE’S Home Solutions Snow Removal. Comm/ Res. Driveways, Walks, Roofs Lic, Ins. HIC 631419 Call Mike 203 631-2991 CPI SNOW Cleanups including roofs & surroundings, driveways. Comm & resid. 203 6346550; 203 494-2171

Tree Services Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Call us: (203) 238-1953

C&M ConstruCtion *THE BATHROOM & REMODELING SPECIALIST* 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488 CHLOE’S Home Solutions High end remodeling needs at a fair price. Lic, Ins. HIC 631419 Call Mike 203 631-2991

JAZ Plumbing & Heating. Residential & comm. Boilers & water heaters our specialty. Call for best pricing. Tony (203) 537-1017

Roofing, Siding, WindoWS, Decks, Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634

Gary Wodatch LLC TREE REMOVAL All calls returned. CT#620397 Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 Cell 860-558-5430 LAVIGNE’S Tree Service In business 31 years Tree removal. Stump grinding.Crane Service. Free Est. Fully insured. 203-294-1775

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