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Good prep helped town deal with first storm of 2014 No cars towed, no major incidents during Hercules Ken Liebeskind

The North Haven Citizen

Winter Storm Hercules was handled effectively by the North Haven Public Works Department, according to Director of Public Works Lynn Sadosky. The weather event dropped six to seven inches of snow on North Haven and was followed by extreme cold. P ublic works cleared streets using a fleet of 13 Janet Samperi, left, and her daughter Amy Alessi, shovel their driveway on Blakeslee Avenue, as they clean up after the big storm Jan. 4. | (Ken Liebeskind/The North Haven Citizen)

plows and a half dozen small trucks used for smaller roads. North Haven police responded to seven accidents from Thursday night, Jan. 2, when the snow started to Friday, Jan. 3. Three of these were storm related, according to Lt. Stanley Lofquist. Those three incidents occurred when cars slid off the road or hit another car from behind, he said. “There were no significant injuries, no hospitalizations and not a significant number of accidents due to the late night storm and advance notification,” Lofquist said. “It was better than if the storm had occurred during the day and people had to drive home from work or pick up their kids at school.” A parking ban was enacted

townwide from 4 p.m. Jan. 2 to 11:59 pm Jan. 3. Lofquist said the parking ban is enforced so the plows can clear the streets. “When there are problems the plows can go around them or we try to make contact with the owner. We try not to be proactive towing cars,” he said. No tow i n g o cc u r re d . “People were compliant,” Lofquist said. United Illuminated responded to a minor power outage on Jan. 3 on Middletown Avenue and Velvet Street but only one house lost power and it wasn’t storm related, according to a UI spokeswoman. First Selectman Michael Freda said most of the feedSee Snow / Page 4

Over 400 students displaced by waterline break By Ken Liebeskind The North Haven Citizen

Ridge Road Elementary School students were moved to North Haven Middle School and North Haven High School for classes this week due to a waterline that had burst Sunday evening, Jan. 5. In a notice from the school, parents were told Monday that “Unfortunately we will not be able to return to Ridge Road tomorrow.” School Superintendent Robert Cronin said the burst line dumped four feet of water in the basement which spilled over into the heating

system. “The water was midway up in the heating system and the fire department and water company arrived Monday morning (Jan. 6),” he said. Attempts were made to dry out the basement so the boiler and heating system would be operational but as of Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 7, the work was incomplete. This prompted an announcement that Ridge Road students would return to the middle school and high school Wednesday. Over 400 Ridge Road students were sent to the middle School and high school, with kindergarten, first, second and integrated

class students at the middle school and grades three, four and five at the high school. Students were set up for classes in school gymnasiums, libraries and classrooms. Buses of Ridge Road students arrived at the middle and high schools at 8:30 Tuesday morning. Jan. 7. Students who walk to school or who are driven by their parents went to Ridge Road School and were picked up by buses that then

drove them to the other schools. Cronin said students from one school had never been sent to another school in the event of a boiler malfunction before. “The schools have been very accommodating, they couldn’t have been kinder,” he said.

Classes were held in the middle school gym after a waterline burst at Ridge Road School Jan. 5. Some elementary students were relocated to the high school. | (Ken Liebeskind/The North Haven Citizen)

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P&Z OKs fuel tank, hair salon By Ken Liebeskind The North Haven Citizen

The Planning and Zoning Commission approved a fuel storage tank at the Quinnipiac University campus on Bassett Road and a change of use request for a store at 465 Washington Ave. that will become a hair salon. At the Jan. 6 meeting, commissioners voted unanimously to approve each measure with limited challenges to the applicants and no public comments. Bernard Pellegrino, a lawyer representing Quinnipiac, presented plans for a 500 gallon Convault fuel storage tank that is 12 feet long and four feet wide. It will be positioned behind a maintenance and office building on

campus. The fuel is stored in a steel tank that is encapsulated in concrete with safety features that prevent leakage or spillage. When asked by a commission member if the tank is close to a residential area he said there is open space behind the campus and no residences in close proximity. Pellegrino said the fuel will be delivered to the campus in a small delivery truck. Utilizing an above ground fuel tank instead of an underground tank is preferable because underground tanks can corrode with fuel leaking into the ground and ground water. Pellegrino’s request was approved with the stipulation that a bollard be placed in front of the tank. A bollard is a concrete pier that shields

the tank from collisions with vehicles. The storage tank must receive approval from the fire marshal to insure it meets fire safety codes. Tara Kerrigan made a brief appearance before the commission to request a change of use for a 1060 square foot building, at 565 Washington Ave.. that she will use as a hair salon. William Wadsworth, the owner of the building also appeared. The commissioners quickly approved the change of use because the building had been occupied by a hair salon in the past. It has previously housed an insurance company, as well as other businesses, and is currently Bernard Pelegrino, a lawyer representing Quinnipiac vacant. University, presents a plan for a fuel storage tank for the campus on Bassett Road. | Ken Liebeskind\The North Haven Citizen.

Past and present hockey stars joust at alumni game North Haven alumni players joked around before the start of the 11th annual Craig M. Hillo Alumni game at the Northford Ice Pavilion Sunday evening, Jan. 5. “We’re slow and we’re allowed to hit, there’s nothing wrong with old time hockey,” was one of the light-hearted comments. Once the game started, the play wasn’t rough but North Haven the The alumni gave the current North Haven High School team a good game. They were

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who attends the alumni game every year. “Craig played defense and was a core defenseman, a good teammate and a friend, he’s sorely missed,” Violano said. He said he created the alumni game a few years before Craig died in an automobile accident and Craig played in it with the varsity team two years before he died. The game was renamed in his honor after his death. Hillo’s parents oversee the game, which raises scholarship funds for graduating players. His mother, Joan Hillo, said $8,000 to $10,000 is raised for the Craig M. Hillo Memorial Scholarship Fund every year. His father, Chip Hillo said, “We give every hockey player, boys and girls, a scholarship.”

Volunteer firefighters wanted The North Haven Fire Department is looking for members to join the ranks of its volunteer firefighter companies. This is opportunity to serve the community and also a chance to prepare for a full time career opportunity in the fire service. The department offers entry level and advanced firefighting training, structural firefighting gear and help developing character. Occupants must commit to all phases of emergency operations while serving residents, business community and visitors of North Haven. The department offers tax abatements and a pension to volunteer firefighters. For more information, contact fire Chief Vincent Landisio at (203) 239-5341, ext. 100.

Chip Hillo said the girls varsity team was started three years ago, replacing the club sport team. “We have tremendous support from family, friends and the hockey community,” he said. Alumni players paid $25 to enter the game and spectators paid $5 admission. On June 1, a fundraiser will be held at the Holiday Inn on

Washington Avenue to raise additional funds. The event includes a buffet dinner and raffle prizes. This year’s hockey team is off to a 5-1 start, threatening to repeat the 2004 alumni team’s achievement. “I’m glad to see the devotion, the program is going in the right direction,” Violano said. “It’s good to see it continue.”

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evenly matched. This year’s alumni game was, in fact, two games. The first pitted members of the 2004 state championship team against the high school team and the second pitting the general alumni crew against the current team. Jay Burns — a member of the championship team that is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the school’s climactic win — recalled his time with the team. It was “full of good friendships and teammates with lots of good memories. I played with Craig and he was a good guy and a good friend,” he said. Craig Hillo graduated in 2002 before the championship was won but he is remembered as a star by his former coach, Mike Violano,


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Trying to find ways to occupy time during the cold winter months can be difficult, but local library directors have compiled a list of what they believe to be the season’s top picks for curling up and diving into a story. “Winter is a great time to start reading a nice, long series,” said Southington Library Director Susan Smayda. “The Burgess Boys”, by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Strout, is an adult fiction about siblings from a small town in Maine who run into some trouble. Readers soon discover a deep, dark secret within the family as the story unfolds. “TransAtlantic”, by Colum McCann, is about voyagers who flew across the Atlantic

Ocean. The flights are based on true events, but the author fictionally ties all of the pilots together through a family that was in the inner-workings somehow of each trip. “Untethered Soul”, by Michael Singer, is a book that is part of a growing trend of mindfulness and meditation. This particular book helps readers to get in touch with their inner selves and discover true inner peace. “Team of Rivals”, by Doris Kearns Goodwin, puts a different spin on the Civil War era by examining Abraham Lincoln’s cabinet members, which had a great rivalry amongst them. In “Aloha Quilt”, by Jennifer Chiaverini, readers might be able to at least pretend they’re in warmer climates as the main character gets an opportunity to go to

Hawaii and teach quilting rather than facing the winter months alone after a divorce. But, if you want to stay in the cold, there’s “Twelve Kinds of Ice”, by Ellen Obed, which is a series of vignettes written entirely about, you guessed it, ice. The book reveals the different types of ice seen throughout the winter. Good reads for the younger audience include “First Light”, by Rebecca Stead, a young adult fiction about an expedition to a glacier, only to discover an entire civilization has been living underneath it. “A Song of Ice and Fire”, by George R.R. Martin, made popular by HBO series Game of Thrones. Originally planned as a trilogy, there are now five volumes with two See Reading / Page 4

Christmas is over, time to toss the tree. | Ken Liebeskind\ The North Haven Citizen.

The North Haven Public Works Department has started their Christmas tree removal program, which will continue until Jan. 31. “We started on Jan. 2 and have collected hundreds of trees so far,” said Director of Public Works Lynn Sadosky. “We’re collecting them in a flatbed truck with one guy driving and a few loading the trees.” The truck brings the trees to the Recycling Center where they are chipped down and recycled. Sadosky said some of the chips are put along planting beds in town parks and residents can also pick up the chips and use them as mulch. Residents can also drop their trees off at the Recycling Center. — Ken Liebeskind

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Ditka cancels local appearance again By Ken Liebeskind The North Haven Citizen

Despite the heavy publicity, from newspaper ads to in-store signage, football

great Mike Ditka canceled his appearance at Super SavRite Liquors in North Haven on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 4. Fans arrived at the store and were disappointed, al-

though at least one purchased a bottle of Mike Ditka’s wine. Betty Rose, from Higganum, said, “I have a friend who’s a huge Chicago Bears fan and I’ll give her a bottle for a Super Bowl party. It would have been great if he had signed the bottle, but I’ll still give it to her.” Ditka was schedule to make an appearance at the store to pose for pictures and sign bottles of his wines, which he began selling with Terlato Wines in 2012. Saturday’s cancellation was the second for Ditka, who previously was scheduled to appear at the store on Dec. 14. The season’s first snow storm prevented Ditka’s appearance then, while a personal illness led to the latest cancellation. Ditka called the store at 3 p.m. to cancel the appearance that was originally scheduled for 4 p.m. before being moved up to 5 p.m. due to his appearance Ditka’s wine display at Super Sav-Rite Liquors. | Ken Liebeskind\The North Haven Citizen.

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Champion,” which include a variety of pinot grigios, merlots, chardonnays and cabernet sauvignons. “Raise Your Game!” is the line used to promote the brand. While Ditka didn’t make an appearance at Super Sav-Rite Liquors Saturday, Manuel Rodriguez, co-owner of Stony Creek Brewery in Branford was on hand to introduce his new beers. Rodriguez poured out samples of a lager and two IPAs (India Pale Ale) that captivated store patrons who missed out on their chance to meet Ditka.


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on ESPN. Nic Conti, who owns Super Sav-Rite Liquors, said Ditka will make an appearance at Mickey Blake’s Cigars & Golf store in Southington, Saturday, Jan. 11, which is next door to Great Spirits, his other liquor store. He said Ditka won’t make an appearance at his North Haven store this season, but may reschedule for next season. Conti said his stores are the only ones in the area that offer Ditka’s wines. Ditka offers wines named “The Player,” “The Coach,” “Hall of Famer,” “The Icon” and “The

back from residents concerned the cold — a bigger problem than the snow. Schools closed early on Jan. 2 and all day Jan. 3. It was the third snow day of the year, which pushed the school closing date to June 16. Administrative assistant to the director of curriculum, Renee Russo said the school closing day moves up with every snow day and if it reaches June 30 days will be taken away from the April vacation. The February break has already been reduced to two days, Feb. 17 and 18, because of last year’s snow days, she said. This year’s first snow was “nothing like we had last year when it took awhile to clear

the streets and get everything maintained,” Lofquist said. Sadosky said plows used ClearLane, a deicer administered as the roads were plowed, to help melt the snow. The deicer, which leaves a green mark on the roads, “helps melt the snow and allows drivers to see the roadway,” she said. The crew of 30 who operated the plows and snow trucks worked overnight on Jan. 2 until 5 p.m. on Jan. 3. “We sent the crew home on Friday at 5 p.m.,” Sadosky said. “It was part of our normal pass and we did not ask the state to reimburse us with FEMA funds since it was only six to seven inches. We track staff to assemble costs but we haven’t done it for this storm.”

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Yaccarino reflects on 2013 By Charles Kreutzkamp The North Haven Citizen

State Rep. David Yaccarino says there were difficult days for the state in 2013, but also positive changes that should make the future better for Connecticut residents. The Republican lawmaker is a lifelong North Haven resident and owner of DJ’s Sports Collectibles and Comics. He said a high point of 2013 was introducing HB 5396, a piece of legislation that would allow companies to make indemnified donations of manufacturing equipment to state universities and community college. Yaccarino said his bill would enable schools to receive more donated equipment, which would help students learn hands-on about manufacturing processes. Yaccarino is the ranking member of the legislature’s Veteran’s Affairs committee and also serves on the Insurance, Real Estate, Public Safety, and Security committees. Yaccarino, elected in 2010, is serving his second term

in office. The lowest point of the past year , Yaccarino said, was the Yaccarino shadow cast by Sandy Hook from late in the previous year. “Our state lost some great citizens in that terrible tragedy,” Yaccarino said. Economic concerns also weighed heavily in Yaccarino’s assessment. He said the state is in “dire straits financially.” Yaccarino said it is difficult as a member of the minority party with the Democrats holding the majority for 24 years, and sometimes super majorities. Yaccarino said the middle class in Connecticut is struggling. “Those are the frustrations when you are in the minority, you try to do the best for people within the limited capacity that you can. But you keep fighting, and you listen to people, and you try to make things better,” he said.

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The Friends of the North Haven Library has scheduled a Jigsaw Puzzle-Off Contest for Saturday, Jan. 18 at the North Haven Library. Teams compete to see who can assemble the most pieces of a 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle. The competition is scheduled for 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Teams consist of up to 6 people. Sign up individually, as a small group, or as an entire team. Each team will have an identical 1,000 piece puzzle. For more information and to register, visit the library reference desk or call (203) 239-5803.

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Terupt,” Discussion leaders - Teri and Samantha Eskew Open to girls and parent or caregiver. Registration is on-going. Please call to register. Music Together Babies – age 5 (with parent or caregiver) Thursday, Jan. 16, 10:15 –11 a.m. For ages infants to 5 year olds, the program engages the whole family, music making as you play, observe, discover and create musical memories. Registration begins Friday, Jan. 3. Baby Bounce Wednesday, Jan. 22, 29, Feb. 5, 19 and 26 at 10:30 a.m. Ages 12 to 18 months (with parent or caregiver) Lap songs, f ingerplays, music and a story. Registration is required and begins on Friday, Jan. 10.

Friday Fun - Fridays, Jan. 24, 31; February 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 10:30 a.m. Ages 2 ½ - 3 ½ (with parent or caregiver). Fingerplays, story and craft. Registration is required and begins on Friday, Jan. 10. Year of the Green Wood Horse - Monday, Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m. Ages 7- 12 (without parent or caregiver). In celebration of the Chinese New Year, paint a plum blossom panel. Learn the special meaning of the blessings and about the festive holiday. Registration is required and begins on Friday, Jan. 17.

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The North Haven Lion’s Club donated 86 turkeys for the 2013 Thanksgiving/ Christmas Turkey Drive. It was record number of turkeys donated for the families of North Haven. We thank all the organizations who contributed to the food drive and helped assemble the baskets for the families. The club appreciates all the organizations who contributed to and helped assemble baskets for the food drive. Pictured, from left: Rev. Scott Morrow; Marjorie Dauster, cocoordinator of the food drive; Norman Juniewic, North Haven Lion’s Club president. (Submitted by Joanne Martin.) 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.

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NORTH HAVEN — Leslie Norman Corey Sr., 85, of North Haven, passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in the presence of his loving family. He is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years Dorothy (Fenn) Corey. Born July 30, 1928, in New Brunswick, Canada to the late Norman and Vella (Warner) Corey. Les was raised in Hamden. As a young boy he started his first business growing chickens while working at his family’s store Corey’s Wayside Market and Corey’s Lumber Yard. He graduated from Hamden High School and earned a degree from the Stone School of Business. He bought and developed many pieces of land. Les was the sole proprietor of Rainbow Lake Trout and Tree Farm and was an avid investor in the stock market. Les’ hobbies were fishing, gardening, working outside and studying the stock market. He had served on the Hamden Plains and North Haven Cemetery Commissions. He loved spending time with his family. For the last 33 years Les has spent much of his time planning, managing and completing projects with his son-in-law and best friend Peter. Loving father of Robin Corey Keohane and her husband, Peter, Leslie N. Corey, Jr., and his wife, Bonnie; loving grandfather of Corey D’Angelo and her husband, Marco, Aiden Corey and his wife, Sarah, Glen Corey; beloved great-grandfather of Dante Peter D’Angelo, Stella Robin D’Angelo, Aiden Corey, Jr., Ambrose, Adrian and Elysia Corey. He was predeceased by his sister, Jean (Corey) Higgins. Funeral services were conducted in the North Haven Congregational Church, 28 Church St., North Haven on Thursday, Jan. 9. Entombment was followed in the All Saints Mausoleum. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

HAMDEN — Roberta A. Ellsworth Trafton, 63, of Hamden, passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at her home s u r ro u n d e d by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Gene E. Trafton. Born in Bangor, Maine on May 3, 1950, daughter of the late Elton James Ellsworth and Cecelia Francis McGlaufin Ellsworth; had worked for Pratt & Whitney for 40 years retiring as an executive assistant. Roberta was an animal rescue advocate and also enjoyed gardening. Mother of Karen and Nichole Marini; sister of Gail (Peter) D’Agostino and James (Mary) Ellsworth. Also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. Private funeral services have been entrusted to the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Haven, Inc., 89 Mill Road, North Haven, CT 06473.

NEW HAVEN — Maria Marrero Garcia, 87, of New Haven, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at Yale New Haven Hospital, St. Raphael Campus. She was the wife of the late Jose Garcia. Maria was born in Manati, P.R. on April 9, 1926, daughter of the late Jose and Carmen Reyes Marrero. Mother of Maria Lopez, Josephine Weathersbee, Jose J. Garcia, Felipe Garcia and the late Aida Garcia; mother-in-law of Joseph Lopez and Julius Weathersbee; sister of Esther, Elias and Pedro Sanchez. Also survived by twelve grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren. Predeceased by nine brothers and sisters. Funeral Services were conducted in the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Ave., Friday, Jan. 3. Interment was followed in Maple Grove Cemetery, Kew Gardens, N.Y.


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Richard M. Geremia NEW HAVEN — Richard M. Geremia, 68, of New Haven, passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. Born in New Haven on Oct. 1, 1944, son of the late John and Anna Salzo Geremia; had worked for Perri Sausage for 33 years until his retirement. Brother of John (Debbie) Geremia and Paula Mordente; uncle of Elisa, Jill and John III; great-uncle of Tyler, Andrew, Jasper and Gian-na. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dawn, Anthony and Little Anthony. His funeral procession left the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Ave., Saturday, Jan. 4. A Mass of Christian burial was followed in St. Clare Church. Interment was followed in East Lawn Cemetery.

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Faith Bereavement support group A bereavement support group is scheduled for Mondays, beginning Jan. 20, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Faith Methodist Church, 81 Clintonville Road. The group, scheduled for eight weeks, is open to anyone, regardless of religious affiliation and includes support and grief education. Meetings are facilitated by pastor, Rev. David Piscatelli and Cathy DellaValle. Registration is required. For more information, call (203) 239-2469 or email

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Patricia Walker Lopez Sophie Plachtyna MIDDLETOWN — Patricia Walker Lopez, 64, of Middletown, formerly of North Haven, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Middlesex Hospital, Middletown with her family by her side. Patricia was born in New Haven on April 7, 1949, daughter of the late Charles M. and Margaret Barry Walker and was a 1967 North Haven High School graduate. Mother of Thomas Dubois, Joseph (Rochelle) Dubois and Daniel Lopez; grandmother of Brianna Star Dubois; sister of Paul Walker, Mary (Edward) Baker, Nancy (Bert) Mozealous, Charles Walker III, Timothy Walker and Margaret (Bill) Van Antwerp. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral Services were conducted in the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Ave., Monday, Jan. 6, with the Rev. Dan Darling officiating. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family in All Saints Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, CT Chapter, 1 Selleck St., Norwalk, CT Find us on the Web: www.

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NORTH HAVEN — Sophie Persak Plachtyna, 92, of North Haven, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at the Arden House Care & Rehab Center, Hamden with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late John Plachtyna. Born in New Haven on March 1, 1921, daughter of the late John and Lillian Hanachewska Persak and had worked as a secretary for Connecticut Paving. Sophie was past president of the Immaculate Conception Society and was very active in St. Michael’s Ukrainian Church. Mother of Dr. John (Rosemary) Plachtyna and Lillian Plachtyna; grandmother of Steven Plachtyna and Jonathan Carignano. Predeceased by a brother, William Persak. Family and friends were invited to go directly to St. Michael Ukrainian Catholic Church, 569 George St., New Haven on Wednesday, Jan. 8, to attend Mass of Christian burial and were also invited to attend the committal services immediately followed in All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, CT Chapter, 2075 Silas Deane Hwy., Suite100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. The North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue has been entrusted with the arrangements

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HAMDEN — Irma E. Szabo Horvath, 102, of Hamden, passed away peacefully with her loving daughter at her side on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013 at the Willows in Woodbridge. Wife of the late Joseph F. Horvath. Irma was born in DeVault, Pa., on July 10, 1911, daughter of the late Joseph and Erma Ersek Szabo. She had worked for Federal Paper Board until her retirement fifty years ago. Irma was an avid UCONN women’s basketball fan, enjoyed traveling, and went to places such as California, Las Vegas, Hawaii, Hungry, and Florida. In 1966 she was voted Volunteer of the Year at the Atwater Senior Center. She recently attended the Clelian Adult Day Center. Irma most enjoyed cooking and baking and was known to all as the “Cookie Lady”. She also enjoyed crocheting and making beaded jewelry and Christmas ornaments. Mother of Margaret M. Horvath. Sister of Charles Szabo of Phoenixville, Pa., and the late Joseph, Alexander, Frank, and Ann Szabo. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, great-and great-great nieces and nephews, and many friends whose lives she touched. Her funeral procession left the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, on Monday, Dec. 30 at 9:30 a.m. A mass of Christian burial was celebrated in St. Stephen’s Church at 10:00. Interment followed in St. Lawrence Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice. www.northhavenfuneral. com

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NORTH BRANFORD — John Sykes Sr., 89, of North Branford, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 at the Connecticut Hospice, Branford. He was the husband of the late Theresa Grace Bradanini Sykes. John was born in New Haven on Nov. 15, 1924; son of the late Robert and Ethel Fern Sykes; had worked as a truck driver for Leonard Concrete Pipe for 30 years until his retirement; was a member of the Teamsters’ Local #443 Retirees; was an avid golfer; a fan of the Boston Red Sox and the New York Giants; enjoyed meeting his friends in the morning at McDonald’s in North Branford; but most of all he adored his grandchildren Erica and Michael Garguilo, who he loved unconditionally and who brought him so much happiness. Father of Susan (Louis) Garguilo; John Sykes Jr., and his fiancée, Kathy Albee. Predeceased by his siblings, Irene Timoteo, Vivian Swanson, and Robert, James, and Harry Sykes. Funeral services were conducted in the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, on Thursday. Jan. 2. Interment followed in Montowese Cemetery.


Jane F. McLean WALLINGFORD — Jane F. Hyde McLean, 88, of 22 Masonic Ave. Wallingford, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at the Masonicare Health Center. Jane was born in Bronx, N.Y. on July 29, 1925, daughter of the late Henry I. and Helen A. Keegan Hyde; obtained a Bachelors’ degree in sociology from the College of New Rochelle; had worked in the payroll department for the North Haven Board of Education until her retirement; enjoyed traveling having gone to Niagra Falls, Ireland and Israel just to name a few. Mother of Mary H. (Wayne) Daly, of Wallingford and James H. McLean, of Bristol; grandmother of Kendra (Enzo) Holguin, Keven and Kathleen Daly. Her funeral procession left the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Ave., Monday, Jan. 6. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated in Church of the Resurrection. Interment took place in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Hudson on the Hastings. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Church of the Resurrection, 115 Pond Hill Road, Wallingford, CT 06492 or the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, PO Box 302, Maryknoll, N.Y. 10545.

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The interview: Freda recaps highs, lows of ’13 By Charles Kreutzkamp

ward to 2014.) In 2013, North Haven saw many major developments (In this first installment take root, several of these of a two-part series, First in the medical domain. First Selectman Michael Freda Selectman Michael Freda reoutlines the success and cently spoke with The Citizen challenges the town has expe- about these big moves and rienced during the past year. more as he offered his year in Next week: Freda looks for- review. The North Haven Citizen

“The greatest accomplishment of 2013 was twofold: the creation of our medical epicenter on State and Devine streets, and the emergence and Freda grand opening of Yale New Haven Hospital here this past February. The addition of a Smilow Cancer Care Center here, which was very important to me personally, and the emergence of all types of

imaginable services that Yale New Haven hospital is offering our residents here,”Freda said. In addition, a cardiologists’ group joined the medical epicenter in 2013. The past year also saw the groundbreaking for the 55 and over community on State Street, Freda said. “That whole area there is, I think, one of the great success stories in 2013,” he said. The new development will serve the community well for for medical services and for future tax revenue. North Haven also received a Aa1 rating from Moody’s

Investors Service, which allowed the town to borrow at record low interest rates in 2013, Freda said. “We were rated among the highest towns in Connecticut from the standpoint of financially run, operationally run, and strategically run,” Freda said, adding that the town also balanced its fourth consecutive budget. Freda said that negotiating leases for 297 State St. was the biggest obstacle overcome in 2013. Red Thread and Pack Rat both See Freda / Page 11

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where North Haven experienced “a heightened sense of community.” Buemi pointed to the “generosity and helpfulness” of her neighbors she witnessed during Winter Storm Nemo, which dumped the most snow North Haven has ever seen in a single event. Buemi said many people had similar experiences as town residents helped one another dig themselves out of the snow. During the summer, Buemi said there were great concerts on the Town Green, near where she grew up. “These concerts have taken on a personality all their own,” she said. She recalled the “pure joy of the moment” when North Haven High School football team celebrated victory over the private Xavier High School and propelled itself into the state playoffs. Buemi said her largest personal achievement was winning a primary that enabled her to become third selectman. She said she achieved this success by going door to door to speak to as many voters as possible. Her intent is to be a strong and effective voice on the Board of Selectmen. “I intend to work very hard to keep that promise, and to do everything I can to help the town,”she said. See Dems / Page 11

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announced negotiated leases for space at 297 State Street in December. “That is a great success because that building has been a challenge for the last five years,” Freda said. “All along we knew the medical epicenter was going to happen, but this challenge, with that size of building was a dilemma for us. When sustainable building systems decided to pull out, we were back to the drawing board,” Freda said. The sudden realization that 297 State St. was going to find tenants occurred when Freda spoke with the representative of the landlord, Matthew O’Hare and Joseph Coci of Mountain Development Corp. and found out that there were interested parties. Freda said that the most difficult challenges of working in government are when See Freda / Page 13


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Over the course of the upcoming year, Spader said a major priority for local Democrats will be assisting the effort to re-elect Gov. Dannel Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman. He said both of these individuals “have done a wonderful job in difficult circumstances ...weathering the state through tragic events such as the Newtown shooting.” In addition, that leadership has dealt with natural disasters which complicated efforts to balance the budget. “A budget far in the red from (Malloy’s)predecessors,” Spader said. A top priority for Buemi is increasing voter turnout, especially for referenda. Voter participation is essential, especially with a town meeting and selectmen form of governance, Buemi said. “I will do everything I can to get people involved, to get them to realize the importance of these referendum votes, and to publicize the referendum on the day of the actual vote.” Buemi also plans to work



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Government Meetings Tuesday, Jan. 14 Selectman’s Workshop, Selectman’s Office, 8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15 Board of Finance, Town Hall, 7 p.m. Finance workshop, Town Hall, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16 North Haven Memorial Board, Library, 7:30 p.m. Zoning Board of Appeals, Recreation Center, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21 Park and Rec Commission, Recreation Center, 5:30 p.m.

Blight, Town Hall, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 Board of Fire Commission, Recreation center, 6 p.m. Inland/Wetlands Commission, 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27 Water Pollution Control Authority, 1122 Universal Drive, 6 p.m. Conservation Commission, Recreation Center, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 Board of Police Commission, Police Department Conference Room, 7:30 p.m.

Connecticut’s minimum wage increased dance with Public Act 13117, Connecticut’s minimum Connecticut’s minimum wage will increase to $9.” Although the federal wage increased to $8.70 per hour as of Jan. 1, ac- minimum wage is currently cording to the state’s Labor $7.25, Connecticut busiCo m m i ss i o n e r S h a ro n nesses must pay the state minimum wage, said Gary Palmer. Previously, the minimum K. Pechie, director of the agency’s Division of Wage wage was $8.25 an hour. “This increase to $8.70 and Workplace Standards. Under section 31-60 of is the first part of a twoyear increase in the mini- the Connecticut General mum wage,” Palmer said. Statutes and Public Act 13“On Jan. 1, 2015, in accor- 117, the Connecticut mini-

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Post-Christmas chore evokes lifelong memories By Susan J. Zoni Special to Town Times

Ta k i n g d o w n t h e Christmas tree is considered by most to be a nasty, messy chore, taking far too much time out of the end of a busy season. For me, it’s a joyous time of reminiscence. Each piece that I remove holds a precious memory. You see, my tree is not pre-lit or pre-decorated, nor mono- or duo-tone, strewn with beautiful wired ribbons. There is no uniform color scheme or theme of vacations, animals or world historic places. As I take off each treasured item, I hold in my hand the history of my life with my husband since our marriage 38 years ago. The green plastic stars and the blue popcorn ball represent the very first year, when we had nothing – no money, no time, and no past together. We trekked to a local discount store and scooped up what nobody else wanted. I’ve been a school music teacher, a church organist and a piano teacher for a zillion years, and have been thanked with a knitted mouse playing a golden piano, a violin with bow, multiple horns, notes and a few music scrolls. Then came the children. Baby’s first Christmas, the gold-sprayed macaroni on cardboard, the wooden cutout star hand painted in preschool, the wreaths with old Christmas cards from Sunday school, the Popsicle stick reindeer and oh, so much more. Each is a precious memory from a time long past.

My mother-in-l aw ’s photo from 1985 is embedded in a plastic tree. She added ornaments to many of her Christmas breads and after all these years, various angels, cherubs and drummers remain. This year one ornament wiggled with every vibration in the room. Dave’s cousin saw it and remarked, “What a cute little reindeer!” She had forgotten that she attached it to her annual gift of homemade cookies just last year. There are a few historic items as well. My greataunt long ago gave me her German hand-blown glass beads, hand-strung on very old, weak and yellowed string. I broke only two beads this year. Auntie Fran’s red heart that was quite new hangs near her WWII-era bell, blue paint flaking off and most of the glitter long gone. Mom’s p i n k- s t r i p e d p o i n t e d glass oval brings back my childhood. The funniest is a blue glass piece about 12-inches long, curled like the toes of Aladdin’s shoes. I picked it out of a dumpster when a neighboring office was closing. I thought it was beautiful then, and still do. It is stored as lovingly and carefully as all the rest. The lights are now off, the needles are vacuumed, the boxes are stowed in the corner of the cellar. All is calm all is bright – in my mind, awaiting next year and the revealing again of distant and new memories of love and life. Susan Zoni is a lifelong Southington resident and an employee of the Record-Journal.

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State Conn. weapons laws, rail Conn. turns up fare hike begin in 2014 heat on flying By Susan Haigh Associated Press

A requirement for state public safety officials to create a registry of people convicted of offenses involving a deadly weapon is one of a host of new laws taking effect in Connecticut on Wednesday. The registry, which will also track those found not guilty of deadly weapon offenses by reason of mental disease or defect, was part of the package of laws that passed earlier in 2013 in response to the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Offenders must register with the state within 14 calendar days after being released from prison, providing such information as current home and email addresses and identifying information, including a physical description. The registration must be maintained for five years. That same legislative package also requires assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines to be registered with state authorities as of Jan. 1. Hundreds of people have been lining up at the headquarters of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection in Middletown in recent days, seeking the documents that enable them to keep the now-banned items. “They better be in line; otherwise you’ll lose your chance to register and make

legal in this state those weapons,” warned Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Also on Jan. 1, some transportation-related changes will take effect, including the third of three commuter rail fare increases. The average rate increase of about 5 percent will be applied across all rail fares, including weekly and monthly combined bus/ rail tickets. Most CTTransit bus and ADA Paratransit fares will increase Jan. 19. Additionally, truckers who fail to clear their moving vehicles of snow and ice will be liable for fines ranging from $75 to $1,250. They’re exempt from the fines when the snow, sleet or freezing rain begins or continues while the truck is moving. A compromise delayed the effective date of the law for commercial vehicles in exchange for its final passage in 2010. The state’s trucking industry fought for 20 years to block the bill, and it’s selling a product that allows drivers to scrape the tops of their big rigs. “This is a law meant to protect citizens and motorists from these elements that can be very dangerous when coming off traveling trucks on our highways and streets,” Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Melody A. Currey said earlier in December. The law has been in place for motorists since 2011, a Department of Motor Vehicles spokesman said.

Other new laws set to take effect include: — State and local law enforcement officers will have to follow new procedures when carrying out a civil immigration detainer for someone in their custody. The law prohibits police from detaining the person unless the officer determines that specific public safety risk factors exist. If the person is to be detained, the officers are required to notify federal immigration officials that the person will be held. The person must be released if federal officials fail to take the person into custody within 48 hours. — With some exceptions, a new law will require sellers transferring titles to oneor two-family dwellings built before Oct. 1, 2005, to provide the buyer with an affidavit. Among other things, it must certify that the building is equipped with carbon monoxide detection and warning equipment, or that the building does not pose a risk of CO poisoning because it doesn’t have a fuel-burning appliance, fireplace or attached garage. — A new law increases the income limit for participants in the state’s breast and cervical cancer early detection and treatment referral program from 200 percent of the federal poverty level to 250 percent. Participants still must be 21 to 64 years old and lack health insurance coverage for breast cancer or cervical cancer screenings.

Christmas tree removal The Public Works Department is scheduled to collect Christmas trees through the end of January. Residents must remove ornaments, tinsel, the plastic tree bag and other decorations and place trees at the curb. Residents may also bring trees (with all

decorations removed) to the recycling center on Elm Street. The recycling center is open Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. For more information, call (203) 239-5321, ext. 410.


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BRIDGEPORT (AP) — A state law has taken effect imposing fines on truckers who fail to clear their commercial vehicles of snow. Three years after the General Assembly and then-Gov. M. Jodi Rell enacted the so-called “ice-missile” legislation, the measure makes truck drivers liable for fines ranging from $75 to $1,250, depending on whether flying ice and snow from their trucks causes damage or injuries.

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he has to face the limits of the job. Unlike in his corporate business career, Freda said, as first selectman there are much more frequently variables beyond his control. Although meetings can be set up between interested parties, without control over negotiating pricing, the role local government can play is limited, according to Freda. There have been many opportunities at the Pratt and Whitney site that have fallen through for that reason, Freda said. In 2013, a deal with Ferguson, an HVAC company, fell through because an agreement on pricing could not be reached. Deals also fell through with several developers for Clintonville Manor “who wanted to do what I want to do there, which is 55 and older housing,” Freda said. One loss for North Haven was particularly ironic for Freda. Pennant Foods, which then owned Otis Spunkmeyer, offered Freda a position in the company as CEO during his

A legislative compromise had delayed the law’s effective date for commercial vehicles in exchange for passage in the 2010 General Assembly. However, motorists began facing fines in 2011, ranging from $75 to $1,000. The state’s trucking industry fought 20 years to block the so-called ice-missile legislation. It’s now selling a product that allows drivers to reach up and scrape the tops of their big rigs.

corporate career. Initially, he was excited about the chance to work in North Haven rather than continuing to commute to Massachusetts. However, Freda ended up turning down the position because of the competition Spunkmeyer, which specialized in frozen cookie dough and muffins, faced from in-store bakeries at grocery stores. “I didn’t see the sustainability of the business model,” Freda said. In 2012, while Freda was in office as first selectman, Aryzta, the new owner of Otis Spunkmeyer, announced the official closure of the North Haven facility, losing the town more than 100 jobs. Freda said he saw the end coming when he turned the job down, but still found the loss of North Haven jobs frustrating. “Running the town is truly a group effort,” Freda said. “When you’re able to balance budgets and deliver surpluses that you are able to reinvest into future taxpayer expenses, you can’t do it alone or without the help of each and every one of the department heads and town employees.”

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Senior Calendar Events planned at the Senior Center:

Monday, Jan. 13 Line dance, 9 a.m.; E-Z Exercise, 9:30 a.m.; Canasta, 10:15 a.m.; Lunch, 11:30 a.m.; Oil painting, 12:30 p.m.; Bingo, 12:45 p.m.; Beg Pinochle, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14 Energy Assistance, ( by a p p o i n t m e n t only); Ceramics, 9 a.m.; Chair Yoga, 9 a.m.; Welcome to the Senior Center, 9:30 a.m.; Chair Yoga, 10:45 a.m.; Lunch, 11:30 a.m.; Health Guidance, noon; Mah Jongg, 12:30 p.m.; Senior Songsters, 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15 Line dance, 9 a.m.; E-Z exercise, 9:30 a.m.; Lunch, 11:30 a.m.; Mah Jongg, noon; Bridge, 12:15 p.m.; Knitting and Crocheting, 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16 AARP Smart Driver Course prog ram, 8:30 a.m.; Bringing in the New Year, noon; Gentle Hatha Yoga, 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17 E-Z exercise, 9:30 a.m.; Footlighters, 10 a.m.; Scrabble Challenge, 10 a.m.; Massages by Kimberly, 10:30 a.m.; Lunch, 11:30 a.m.; Bridge, 12:15 p.m.; Bingo, 12;45 p.m.

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Seniors Senior Happenings Widowers’ support group Masonicare Home Health & Hospice welcomes men from the community who are grieving the loss of a spouse to its Widowers’ Support Group. The group is designed to help participants share and process grief with others. Sessions are led by Dennis Faffar, of Masonicare. The group is scheduled to Thursdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m., at Masonicare at Ashlar Village, Cheshire Road, Wallingford on Jan. 23, Feb. 6, 20, March 6, 20, April 3, 17 and May 1. Participation in the group is free, but registration is required by Thursday, Jan 16. Attendance is recommended for all eight sessions. For more information and to register, call (203) 679-5395.

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

Senior Center Opportunities Reading volunteers 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. Senior Songsters 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. 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.

Programs and classes Tuesday, Jan. 14 - Welcome to the Center. Learn what the Senior Center has to offer. Tuesday, Jan. 14 - Energy Assistance Program, by appointment only. Call (203) 239-5321, ext. 502. T h u r s d ay, Ja n . 1 6 “Bringing in the New Year”. Catered meal at noon. Seating is limited to 80 people. Music provided by Sal Anastasio. A fee is charged. For reservations, call (203) 239-5432. T h u r s d ay, Ja n . 1 6 AARP Smart Driver Safety Program, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration is required.

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with the other selectman on appropriate economic development. The idea is to help the town maintain its services without additional tax increases, like those seen in three out of the past four years, according to Buemi. Quinnipiac University and several more businesses have committed to the town— which may help spur future economic development. “Hope is on the horizon,” Buemi said.


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The solar energy development that will help to power the water pollution control facility is a good example of the type of economic development Buemi would like to see more of, she said. “We must continue this effort to attract new opportunities, but we must do so with caution, always having in mind the best interest of the town, Buemi said. “There are great challenges currently confronting the town, and I will work very hard to help the town, my hometown, meet these challenges,” she said.

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Getting outside for a walk will help you stay fit and connect with friends and neighbors. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather. Four: It’s never too late to quit Quitting smoking can be very difficult but studies have See Healthy / Page 16

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Indulge in a little too much eggnog and cookies this holiday season? The New Year is a great time to consider adding some healthy habits into the daily routine. Maintaining good health doesn’t have to be hard. Experts at DanaFarber Cancer Institute offer seven easy strategies that can help just about anyone get on the road to good health and possibly help reduce cancer risk. One: Get walking Staying fit and healthy can be as simple as going for a walk. According to studies, people who exercise after diagnosis of a number of common cancers, including colon and breast cancers, have a lower risk of cancer recurrence. “You don’t have to be a marathon runner, but the more you exercise, typically the greater the beneficial effect,” says Jeffrey Meyerhardt, MD, MPH, Clinical Director of DanaFarber’s Gastrointestinal Cancer Treatment Center. A recent study showed that exercise can even help with joint pain related to a common drug used to treat breast cancer. “Exercise has been shown to have so many benefits from maintaining weight to reducing fatigue to improving overall quality of life,” says Jennifer Ligibel, MD, a breast cancer specialist in Dana-Farber’s Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancer and senior author of the study. Here are some inexpensive ways to work out, but always consult a doctor first. - Using the stairs rather than an elevator. - Walking or riding a bike rather than driving. - Taking an exercise break or quick walk at work. - Using a stationary bicycle or treadmill while watching TV. - Trying a new team sport. Two: Eating a rainbow of color

Next trip to the grocery store, skip the snack aisle and head straight to the store’s produce section. Taking that little detour to avoid processed sugar and fat can help reduce calories and provide many healthy benefits. Focusing on a diet high in fruits and vegetables will increase antioxidants and is one of the simplest ways to help maintain a healthy weight and reduce the risk of certain cancers. The goal is to eat colorful produce like carrots, pomegranates, tomatoes, grapes, squash, eggplant, berries, and broccoli. The brighter and richer the pigment, the higher the level of nutrients. “In the nutrition world, we like to say if it comes from the ground and it stains your shirt, you want to be eating it,” says Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN, a nutritionist at Dana-Farber. Kennedy also says drink plenty of water and try to limit red meat. She and her DanaFarber nutrition colleagues offer a wealth of information and recipes on Dana-Farber’s nutrition website and DanaFarber’s free nutrition app, Ask the Nutritionist: Recipes for Fighting Cancer. Three: Skip that cocktail The holidays are a time of parties and cocktails but moving into the New Year try limiting alcohol consumption. Studies find that it may lower the risk of developing some cancers. DanaFarber researchers found that women who consume one alcoholic drink a day may increase their risk for breast cancer. “Women need to consider the possible effects of alcohol on breast cancer risk when weighing the risks and benefits of alcohol consumption,” says Wendy Chen, MD, PhD, a breast cancer expert in Dana-Farber’s Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers. “Our findings indicate that in some women, even modest levels of alcohol consumption may elevate their risk of breast cancer.”

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that it is never too late to quit. People who stop and remain nonsmokers for at least 10 to 20 years can cut their risk of developing lung cancer in half. Here are some tips that may help: - Plan the quit day. - Follow the four D’s: Deep breaths, Drink lots of water, Do something to avoid focusing on cravings, Delay reaching for a cigarette – the urge will pass. - Avoid triggers: Get rid of cigarettes, lighters, matches, and ashtrays. Five: Go Nuts A recent study involving Dana-Farber researchers showed that people who ate a handful of nuts on a daily basis were 20 percent less likely to die from any cause over a 30 year period. On top of that, the nut-eaters were more slender than those who did not eat nuts. “The most obvious benefit

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shown that kicking the habit can result in a healthier lifestyle. And, if you’re trying to tighten your spending, it can also lead to a significant financial savings. According to the American Cancer Society, smoking is the most preventable cause of death in the United States. It also causes more than 80 percent of all cases of lung cancer and increases the risk of oral, throat, pancreatic, uterine, bladder, and kidney cancers. “Quitting smoking can be an important first step but may also be one of the most difficult,” says Pasi Jänne, MD, PhD, director of DanaFarber’s Lowe Center for Thoracic Oncology. “It can take on average three times to quit. For those who have tried and failed, it’s important to pick another quit date and try again.” Jänne emphasizes

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NORTH HAVEN SCHOLAR-ATHLETES HONORED North Haven High School’s girls fall sports banquet was held Nov. 14. The event recognized athletes in the sports of cross country, field hockey, soccer, swimming and volleyball. Girls received awards for sportsmanship, most improved, MVP, SCC All-Academic, All-SCC, and SCC AllOronoque Division.

Most Improved (from left): Marissa Mocarski, Alexis Tomaszewski, Madison Burke, Hannah Tanguay, Reaghan Bathrick. Sportsmanship (from left): Carly Flannery, Raechel Bathrick, Nicole Nunez, Meg Falkowski, Elizabeth Stern.

MVP (from left): Lauren Spencer, Marie Facin, Christina Sanzari, Nichole Ciccarelli, Dawn Hubbell, Amanda Kenney.

SCC All Academic (front row, from left): Erica Salvo, Morgan Heyl, Kristina Holle, Hilllary Hoyt, Olivia Hoyt, Maily Tran, Connie Tao. (Middle row, from left): Erika Ross, Alexandra Ford, Erin Ross, Christina Sanzari, Amy Morrow, Maggie Sullivan, Angela Defilippo, Emily Migliorini, Rachel Buonasora, Elizabeth Stern, Marie Duffy, Victoria Adinolfi. (Back row, from left): Raechel Bathrick, Kristina Klemenz, Carly Flannery, Nora Mackay, Abigail Tantorski, Amanda Royka.

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Members of the North Haven ski club enjoy a day on Stratton Mountain. Membership to the club includes discounted rates for bus fare and lift tickets for trips to many of New England’s largest ski resorts.

Ski club plans 2014 trips By Ken Liebeskind

group of 42 local ski clubs that provides benefits including discounts on skiing, lodging, lessons and racing. The North Haven club plans another trip to Okemo on Feb. 2 and trips to Killington on Feb. 8, Stratton on Feb. 23, Mt. Snow on March 2 and Stratton on March 16. Almost every trip takes place as planned with buses traveling in most weather conditions. Last year, one trip was missed because of the February blizzard when the bus company canceled. North Haven skiers are welcome to join the ski club. There is a registration fee for singles and one for families. Call Annette Murphy for more information at (203) 234-1985.

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The Greater New Haven Warriors Pee Wee A team recently captured the Walpole Express Winter Classic Championship, defeating the Northeast Elite Hockey League’s Red Wings 7-2 in Walpole, Mass. The Warriors battled other Northeast Elite League teams in the preliminary round, taking a 2-1 record into the championship game. | (Submitted by Antoinetta Carmody)

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kids program, so I got to ski with the grandkids for a few runs. It’s tough for this old man to keep up with a 9-yearold on a big mountain; and forget about skiing with the 13-year-old for more than one run. The weather and ski conditions were quite good considering what Mother Nature had done over the week. We had a little new snow every day and it was not bitter cold. We drove into heavy rain in Massachusetts on the way home Sunday night, but the ski industry survived again. Snow-making keeps saving the day. By Monday morning the temperature had dropped to 20 degrees and Killington had six inches of new cover. Winter returned in full force by Monday night and the snow-making blasted the trails all across New England. My prediction for 2014 is a lot of great skiing before mid April, and many good finishes for racers on the Mount Southington, Southington High and UConn ski teams.

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Happy 2014! Ski racers are off and running at eastern resorts for the new season. Skiers with a local connection had some great finishes in the opening races. In the starting round of the season’s Tri-State races at Berkshire East last Sunday, Jessie Kuzmicki finished fourth overall and second in the U-18 class. Anna Schneider was the top Mount Southington racer among the U-16 girls, finishing 44th overall and eighth in her age group. Sara Case, a former Southington High racer, now a captain of the UConn ski team, came in 39th among 52 women in the Berkshire slalom. The UConn team that trains at Mount Southington was at Berkshire East to get into some gates before the college season starts at Okemo, VT next weekend, and did very well. Ian Wolf came in sixth

among 78 racers on the thin, wet slalom course. Dillon O’Brien ended the day in 11th, followed by Mark Nebraska in 14th. Former Southington High racer Bobby Chambers, in his first season at UConn, finished 17th in the season-opener. Sebastian Doughty, a senior on the Blue Knight team, came in 20th, and fifth in the U-18 class. “It was a great opening run for the season,” UConn coach Larry Gianatti said after the Berkshire East race. “The men beat some racers they’ll go against in college races when our events begin next week. “Chambers is a great addition to the UConn team, and could be one of our top racers by the end of the season. We could be looking for a run to the Eastern College Championships.” We were at Killington, VT for the part of the holidays and enjoyed some good skiing. Our older daughter, now Beth Robinson, is an instructor for the area’s Future Stars

The North Haven ski club planned its first trip of the season for Okemo on Sunday, Jan. 5. Members for these trips meet at the Stop & Shop plaza on Washington Avenue at 6 a.m. for the bus. The event is meant to provide a full day of skiing and a dinner in Vermont before returning to North Haven at around 8 p.m. There is a cost for the trip per skier, which includes bus and a lift ticket. The North Haven ski club has around 300 members, from North Haven and other towns in Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts. The club belongs to the Connecticut Ski Council, a

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JEEP COMMANDER 2007 4 WD, 4 Door, Sport Automatic Stock #13-1379B $13,990 (203) 235-1669

DODGE Grand Caravan 2001 Sport, 4 Spd, Auto $2,988 BUY HERE - PAY HERE! (203) 269-1106

CHEVY Trailblazer 2004 4 Door, 4 WD, Automatic # AL100 $8,995

FORD TAURUS LX 2001 $2,988 BUY HERE - PAY HERE! (203) 269-1106

HYUNDAI SANTA FE 2003 4dr GLS 4WD Auto 2.7L V6 Stock #13-976A $7,990 (203) 235-1669

See the great selection of used cars in Marketplace.

Hyundai Sonata GLS 2001 $3,288 6 Cyl, 4 Spd Auto BUY HERE - PAY HERE! (203) 269-1106

DODGE NEON 2003 $3,288 4 Cyl, 4 Spd, Auto BUY HERE - PAY HERE! (203) 269-1106 HYUNDAI SONATA 2010 4 dr Sdn 14 Auto GLS Stock #13-1521B $9,990 (203) 235-1669


GMC YUKON DENALI 2011 AWD, Automatic Stock# 1438 $37,988

Need A Car Loan? Bad Credit... Good Credit... Bankruptcy... Divorced.... No Problem! Proof of Job, Proof of Address and Blasius Will Give You a Loan 100% Guaranteed Ask for Darrell 1 888 207-3682


Local. Local. Local. Your Marketplace. CHEVY UPLANDER 2006 Stock #1424 $6,988

JEEP LIBERTY 2010 4 WD, 4 Door Sport Automatic Stock #12-784A $17,990 (203) 235-1669

You name it with Marketplace, anything goes.

Always a sale in Marketplace.

NISSAN ALTIMA 2005 FWD, 6 Cylinder, Auto Stock# 5780A $8,795 SMART FOR TWO 2008 2 Door CPE Pure Automatic Stock #13-199A 203 235-1669

CHEVY UPLANDER LS 2007 Stock #14110SB $3,850 Don’t Miss... Call Chris 203 271-2902

JEEP Grand Cherokee 2010 Limited, 4 WD, V8, Auto #1473 $17,988

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Help Wanted

Houses For Sale

PT Christian Education Office Assistant, Mon–Fri. View job description at www. Send resume: Mrs. Christine Blois, First Congregational Church, 111 Church Dr., Cheshire, CT 06410 or office

MERIDEN. 38 Carter Ave. Two 3 BR apts & one 2 BR apt, lge 3 fam house. Quiet, good neighborhood. $205,000. 203-886-9902

GMC ACADIA 2007 Stock# 3246A


Find Boats and Motors KayaK 14’ Touring. Necky Zoar Sport with Rudder, Lime Green, with cockpit cover. $650. 860 645-7245. KAYAK PADDLE Werner Camano. 220 cm. Straight standard diameter shaft. Excellent condition. Used in fresh water only. Color: red. Great Christmas gift! $175. Call (860) 645-7245.

Help Wanted CDL A, Truck Drivers $1000+/ wk. Assigned Truck Great Hometime w/ Truck Paid Orientation Must have 1yr. T/T exp. 1-800-726-6111 CLERICAL Insurance agency seeking individual to help support staff with data processing. Willing to train. FT w/benefits. Send resumes: resumes@cowlesconnell. com

Career Training

NORTH HAVEN. Quail Run Village. Immac townhome features 2-3 Br, 2.5 BA, 1st floor hardwood, skylights, cathedral ceilings, fplc, porch, brick patio, granite counters, huge basement, all appl. 1906 sq. ft. 7 rooms. 55+ community. $274,900 by owner. 203444-3666, 860-873-1223

Apartments For Rent

Meriden 1023 Old Colony Rd 2 BR Avail. Starting at $800. Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203 886-7016

REDELIVERY DRIVER The Record-Journal Circulation Dept. is seeking a redelivery driver to join our early morning team. This 32 hour per week position (4:30am-11am) requires use of your own Apartments For Rent reliable vehicle and cell phone and ability to read everything at our Market-WINTER SPECIAL maps. MERIDEN- 1BR Dependable place.applicants $750/month. are welcome to apply HEAT, HOT WATER & in person during reguELECTRIC INCLUDED. lar business hours at 11 Private Balcony. Crown Street, Meriden 203-639-4868 or email lbousquet@ MER. 1 BR, ground flr, new carpet, W. side, prvt backyard, w/d, stove/refrig & dw Find your dream incld. $867/mo. + sec. 203home in Marketplace. 634-1195 12pm-8pm TAXI & Delivery company looking for drivers ASAP. Public service license required. Call 203-530-8873. Teaching Positions (Long-term Substitutes) Wallingford Public Schools is seeking CT certified candidates for the following long-term substitute positions: Pre-K (12 weeks beginning in March); Special Education, high school level (12 weeks beginning mid-January); Special Education, middle school level (8 weeks beginning in January). Please fax resume and certification to (203) 949-6551 or email to kpiekarski@wallingford.k12. EOE

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. Call 203-314-4964

MERIDEN 1 BR, 3 Rm. 1st Fl. 317 Broad St. Off st parking. Stove & Refrig. No smoking. No pets. 1 mo sec & refs. $750/mo. 203 237-9074 Meriden 2 BR, 1st Floor Brand New Cond. New Appliances. Off St Parking. $850 +Utilities. First, Last & 1 Mo Sec. No Pets. 860-663-1229

Millions of people look to Marketplace everyday. It’s used news.

MERIDEN 2 BR, 2 Full Baths. 1ST Fl. Large, Hardwood Floors. New Windows, Laundry Room. Off Street Parking. Nicely Remodeled. Webster St. 203 634-6550

MERIDEN. 1BR: $675 Loc. on Broad St. Next to Stop & Shop. On site parking/laundry. Utilities NOT included. Conv to Wallingford. Call (914) 562-3959.

MERIDEN 3 BR -$925 2 BR- $700 Newly remod. No Pets. Avail Now. 203-500-9080 or 203-340-3413

MER. 2nd flr, bright, 1 BR, 2 baths, new carpet/flrs. Ht & HW incl. Off st parking, no pets. Owner occupied. $735/mo. 203-272-4279

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

Career Training

Career Training

Career Training

Apartments For Rent

Change Your Career Change Your Life

MERIDEN Condo 2 BR, 1.5 bath. 1 car garage, eat-in kitchen, all appliances. Balcony off LR. Townhouse. Available mid Jan. Easy access to 91 & Parkway. Pet friendly. $1275 + security & utilities. 203-494-2233

MERIDEN - East side 1 Br. All Appliances, Deck. 8 units total. Large Kitchen, white and modern. Parking, by Stop and Shop. $715. 203-269-0763. MERIDEN Large 3 Bedroom, Modern Apartment. $1000 per month + security. Call Clive 203-886-9902

MERIDEN Studio Apartment $595. Heat & HW Included. Security & Utilities. Available Immediately. 203-886-8808 WALLINGFORD. 2 BR, 1st flr, $1000/mo. 2 mo. security. No utils included. Call 203-824-2055 WALLINGFORD 1 & 2 BR Apts Available No Pets. No Smoking $600-$750 203 284-0585 WALLINGFORD - 1st floor, 1 bedrm, center of town, close to Main St. Includes appliances, domestic & hot water, screened-in front porch, washer & dryer. $875. 203623-8246

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

Wanted To Rent MERIDEN - Rent needed for the homeless. Please Call and leave message at office: Bobby Norrie Real Estate Co. 860-621-6095

Pets For Sale

Call or Click Today!

800-959-7599 Career placement assistance | Day & evening schedules | Financial aid available for those who qualify


One Summit Place


35 N. Main St.



995 Day Hill Rd.

BIKE - Trek, 21 speed, 26 inch includes Thule bike rack with receiver, safety vest, gloves, owners manual and tool kit. $450/all or will separate. Excellent condition. 860-4260522

2003 JOHN Deere, Model X585, 4 wheel drive. Mower, plow, chains, cart. Good cond. $6500. 203-379-7177

Furniture & Appliances

ATTENTION Dog Owners! Dog Obedience Classes Starting January 13 at Cheshire Park & Rec. Bruce Giannetti, Phil Huntington & Kathy Queen - Instructors. Call 203-272-2743 9am-4pm. After 6pm Call 203-235-4852.

Electronics ALWAYS BUYING CASH PAID Vintage Electronics, Musical Instruments, Amps, Ham Equipment, HiFi, Radios, CB, Guitars, Audio Equipment. 860 707-9350

Wanted to Buy

Console solid wood cherry finish, excellent cond. 64” W x 23”D x 28”H. $325. Call 203-314-6393.

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 ALL CASH FOR MILITARY ITEMS 203-237-6575

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

Branford Hall continues to be a leader in career-focused education. A growing number of men and women are discovering career-focused education as one of the fastest and most effective ways to start a new highgrowth career.

For Branford Hall’s Student Consumer Information visit

YORKIES, Bulldogs, Chihuahuas, Boxers Bostons, Shih Tzus, Schnoodles, Mixed Breeds, Rescues Available. $250 plus. Call (860) 9304001

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

WALLINGFORD Two Family, 2nd Fl. 2BR, 5 Rms. Own driveway. No pets. Utils not included. $800/mo. (203) 284-1853

One visit and you'll see why students choose

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Lawn and Garden

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Pets For Sale

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.

Furniture & Appliances

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

Find everything at our Marketplace. GE DRYER 5 years old. Runs beautifully. Asking $50. 2 Water Coolers - Both need work. FREE. Call 203-2651511

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

Music Instruments & Instruction CLAVINOVA DIGITAL PIANO Lightly Used. $2,500. 203 630-6522

Miscellaneous For Sale BALDWIN Piano FREE Exellent Condition One Owner Call 203-265-5766 Mountain Bike. Specialized Rock Hopper with RockShox, Purple/Blue with Speedometer. $250. Call 860 645-7245. PEDESTAL FANS $10 ea. Air Conditioner $50. DVD Player $20. CD Player $10. Microwave $60. Stove & Refrig $125 ea. Dehumidifier $80. Call 203 427-7979

Wood / Fuel & Heating Equip A-1 Seasoned Hardwood Real Full cords $200 1/2 cords $125. Cut & split. 18-20” Delivery or Pick Up. 203-294-1775

Stepping up to a bigger bike? Sell the smaller one with a Marketplace ad.

Music By RoBeRta PeRfoRMance & instRuction Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome. Piano Lessons Beginner to Intermediate. (203) 630-9295

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Home Improvement

REPAIRS & REPLACEMENT Decks, Porches, Windows, Stairs & Railing, Doors. I can fix it or replace it. Work done by owner. 40+ years exp. Lic & Ins. #578107 203 238-1449

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

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



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

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

Kitchen & Baths

Buying? Selling? Marketplace is the answer.

C&M ConstruCtion *THE BATHROOM & REMODELING SPECIALIST* 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488

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

FRONTLINE Plumbing & Fire Sprinklers, LLC Top quality installs/repairs. Lic & ins. 203 213-0691



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

C&M ConstruCtion *The Roofing Specialist* And Roof Snow Removal 10% off 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488


SIDING, ROOFING, Windows, Decks, Sunrooms, Additions. CT Reg. #516790 203-237-0350 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

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

Snow Plowing

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

★ FENCES to Faucets Got a list of things to do? Insured. Call MGW! CT#631942 203 886-8029

GONZALEZ CONSTRUCTION ************* Roofing, siding, windows, decks, gutters & remodeling. ************* 203-639-0032 info@ gonzalezconstructionllc. com Fully licensed/insured. Reg #HIC577319 CPI Home ImProvement Highest Quality- Kitchens/ Bath Siding, Roofing Windows, Remodeling, Decks, Gutters, Additions. Credit cards accepted 203-6346550 CT Reg #0632415

DRIVEWAYS, Sidewalks. Best Reasonable, Prompt, Service. Odd Jobs. Alan 203 630-3819

It’s All Here! (203) 238-1953 Salt $130 Per Yard. Sand/Salt 7:2 DOT Mix, $65 per yard, picked up. 100% Calcium Chloride Icemelt - Safest for concrete! $18.00 per 50 lb bag. Pallet prices available 24/7. 203 238-9846

Tree Services Gary Wodatch LLC TREE REMOVAL All calls returned. CT#620397 Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 Cell 860-558-5430

A24 Friday, January 10, 2014

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Ocean State

SALE DATES: Thurs. Jan. 9 -Jan. 15, 2014 10lb Cardinal Mix



7lb Multi-bird Mix

Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder

50lb Black Oil Sunflower $ Seed Our Reg. $29.99........................................

25 $ 25lb Nyjer Thistle Seed Our Reg. $25 20 $ 25lb Signature Blend Our Reg. $23 20 20lb Country Blend Our Reg. $8.50 750

Our Reg $10








Heated Blankets

8’x10’ w/2’x8’ 2 pc. Berber Plush Rug Set or 9’x12’ Our Reg. $80 -$95

Super Soft Micro Plush Blankets

Mobile Phone Deal!

Our Reg. $15-$20


All Sizes


Cell phone with the purchase of any

Net10 phone card

Sunbeam Heated Comforters ON SALE!

Save 50%!

Mohawk & Shaw Cut & Bound Rugs

STORE HOURS: Mon-Sat 8am-9pm; Sunday 9am-8pm



Wellco 100% Leather Oxford

$50 Savings Rampage Women’s Dagmar® Tall Boots


Made in the USA for the Military Our Reg. $25


Faux leather or faux suede Comp. $69


Comp. $100





Comp. $100

Comp. $130

40 $50


Prints or Solid

Comp. $200

Our Reg. $13





Our Reg. $5

2.5”-2.5 lbs or 1.5”-3 lbs Memory Foam with zippered cover

Our Reg. $60




Electric Heaters!


Full, Queen or King


Your Choice


SAVE $120!


Our Reg. $299

SAVE $50!

SAVE $20!



Squirrel Proof $ Bird Feeder Reg. $10................

1500 watts, 3 heat settings. Heats up to 1200 sq. ft. LED display, casters. ECO mode saves energy.

Furniture grade wood cabinet. Heats up to 1000+ sq. ft. Programable remote Comp. $299

Comp. $169

Rainx® Trico® Raineater®



BONUS includes 25’ L14-30P Cord

6 Element Infrared Heater End Table




SAVE $3!


Electric Start 7500W

9375 W surge, 5.9 gallon tank Comp. $1099



6 pk 48” Fiberglass Driveway Stake

Wiper Blades Values to $15

Garant® 18” Poly Snow Shovel

Comp. $11.99





-30 F

Windshield Washer Fluid


Steel wearstrip for extended blade life.

Our Reg. $13

Enviro-Log Fire Log 5 lbs ea., 3 hour burn


Our Reg $6.99-$8.99

Your Choice



RAYOVAC Alkaline Batteries

7 Watts



Assorted styles Selection varies by store

OR 10 pk Adhesive Body Warmers

Dorcy® Mini Camp Lantern

10 Pack

Comp. $7.99



All Purpose Cleaning Wipes 75 Ct


63” X 19” X 27”

Comp. $50

Our Reg $4.49

Our Reg. $20




*MFG’s suggested retail


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Marcal® Bath Tissues

12 Double rolls



Our Reg $6.99





Dept. Store Label Ladies Scarves

Mens & Ladies Waterproof Winter Gloves

Fashion & basic styles!

Comp. $25 or more

3M thinsulate lined




Ladies Better Flannel Lounge Pants

Flannel Dorm Pants



Traditional plaids & prints

Comp. $10-$20

Men’s Sweatpants

Comp. $14.99

SAVE 50%


8 pk Ray-O-Vac® “AA” or “AAA” Comp. $7.99



4 pk Ray-O-Vac® “C” or “D” Comp. $11.99

Comp. $15-$25

25% OFF! Our reg. prices

Our Reg 1.99-$15


Your Choice

Ladies 3 Pk Crew Socks Comp. $18


Ladies Premium Long Underwear Comp. $18-$40

All Lamps in Stock!

1- 7



SAVE 50-80%


Assorted sizes





Single or Multi-pack Stretched Canvas or Multi-pack Canvas Panels


4-Shelf Greenhouse

Our Reg $50

on Artist Canvas!

Our Reg $9.99

Fluorescent Camp Lantern

Neoprene Face Masks

Artist Lyre Floor Easel

SAVE $3!

Our Reg. $13


save 80%

$ 2 remote controls

Solids & Stripes. Henleys & Crews Comp. $15

Comp. $30-$70

Our Reg. $249

Our Reg. $949



4 Element Infrared Heater

Mens Waffle Knit Top

SAVE $70!

SAVE $100!

Our Reg. $199

Our Reg. $119

Our Reg $8




Ladies Better Sweaters & Garment Dyed Sweats

Comp. $40

Fully assembled. 20”Wx22”Hx15”D Energy saving LED technology. 1500 watts, 5200 BTU’s. Remote control.

2 OFF!



Patriots® Hoody

46.25”x35.5”x29.25”, 1350 watts, 4600 BTUs. Ash black finish.


Your Choice


Fireplace Entertainment Center

OR Infrared Compact Rolling Mantel



14 19


Our Reg. $20-$25


Our Reg. $20-$25

Our Reg. $16 Twin

All Sizes


Comp. $75

120 Gram Microfiber Signature Collection Sheet Sets

Martex Waterproof Mattress Pads


899 699

Soft Shell Jackets!

Microplush Throws




Comp. $100-$200

Lambswool Throws Our Reg. $8


Memory Foam Toppers

Better Coats

Sherpa Our Reg. $10

All other Wellco Military Boots 30% Off our reg. prices!

Save on Mens & Ladies Famous Label Outerwear!

Heavyweight Sherpa Two Tone

Comp. $24.99

All Sizes

Comp. $220

50” x 60” Throws

Single 42”x63” or 42”x84”

Our Reg. $24.99-$29.99


39 $50 $50


Thermal Window Panel Closeout!

Down Alternative Microfiber Comforter




Comp. $80




Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier

Whisper quiet, for smaller rooms.

Comp. $30





Electric Shoe & Boot Dryer

5 Lbs Bags, Unbleached white, whole wheat



or Pastry whole wheat...........................................3.50 Power Plus Drys gently & silently Coconut, 16 oz...............................................4.99 Vacuum overnight. Power light. Brown Rice, 24 oz........................................2.50 Bagless Comp. $40 Gluten Free All Purpose, 44 oz...................4.99 Comp. $79.99 LOOK FOR MANAGER’S UNADVERTISED SPECIALS IN ALL OUR STORES EVERY WEEK!



AirExcel Bagless Vacuum

Lightweight with cord rewind, HEPA filter Compare $109 We now accept Cash Benefit EBT Cards & All Major Credit Cards


We warmly welcome



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