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Volume 12, Number 2

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Thursday, Januar y 10, 2013

Woman makes history as town’s first female firefighter By Erin K. Butler Special to The Citizen

History was made at the Plainville Fire Department recently due to the work of

one woman. Kaitlyn Burrows was named the first female firefighter in the town of Plainville. “The first time I was on the truck with the lights and

Photo courtesy of the Plainville Fire Company

From left: Captain Adrien Paradis, Firefighter Kaitlyn Burrows and Firefighter Joe Kosswig.

sirens going, it was a feeling like no other. I knew this was for me. I knew this was what I was meant to do,” Burrows said. A graduate of Bristol Central High School, Burrows moved to Plainville four years ago and fell in love with the town. While attending a local college, she felt the call to do something more. A friend, who was a Plainville firefighter, recommended she go down to the Fire Department and see if it was something that interested her. She said she instantly became hooked. Burrows paid her dues; successfully completed her time at the fire academy followed by her time at the Plainville Fire Department as probationary member and as a sub to prove herself, before she was voted on as a

regular member in October. Captain Adrien Paradis with the Plainville Fire Company said it was an honor for him to be the first captain in Plainville’s history to present the first female regular firefighter with her yellow helmet. “She is hardworking, always does what is asked of her without complaint, eager to learn, always asking question to sharpen her firefighter skills, and most of all, shows great respect for the officers,” Paradis said. In what is often viewed as a stereotypical male position, Burrows said every single member has supported her along this journey to get where she is today. “I was a little nervous at first about how it would be with no other females around, but at honestly since

day one everyone has treated me like one of the guys. I have never felt that I have been treated differently which means a lot, it shows they respect me and believe in my ability,” Burrows said. Paradis agrees. “She has worked hard to get where she is and the members treat her no different than one of the guys. We don’t cut her any slack because of her being female and she truly has arisen to the occasion and pulls her own weight.” Burrows said it’s not only an honor for her to be the first female firefighter but also to have the chance to be a role model for others. “I hope my story shows other people out there that you can do whatever you want to do. There is really

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Road to bike-friendly designation slow one for town By Daniel Jackson Special to The Citizen The town will not apply for the designation of BikeFriendly Community any time in the near future. That news comes from Jim Cassidy, a member of the Bike Friendly Committee. The bike-friendly designation is given by the League of American Bicyclists to cities and town that can meet certain criteria. Cassidy said there’s too much left to do and that he’ll know when the time is right to apply - when he sees more people riding their bikes around town. According to the LAB, applicant communities are judged in five categories often referred to as the Five Es. “These are engineer-

ing, education, encouragement, enforcement, and evaluation and planning.” A community must demonstrate achievements, in being bike-friendly, in each of the five categories in order to be considered for inclusion. There are two times each year when applications are accepted, the next one is in February. A BFC application “is a great selfassessment tool, as communities see where they are lacking in each of these categories,” the LAB website states. Plainville applied for the designation back in 2008 and has not reapplied since. In the meantime, the committee has made steps in the community to encourage people to ride bikes in Plainville.

“It’s been slow because it takes people to do this,” Cassidy said. Last fall, three of the nation’s largest cities were designated as Bicycle Friendly Communities: Los Angeles, Nashville and Miami. In all, there were 28 new cities or towns that achieved this status and 19 that renewed. Locally, the Bike Friendly Committee was formed by the Town of Plainville in 2008 with the goal of helping the town become one of the first BikeFriendly Communities in the state of Connecticut, according to the town’s website. According to Cassidy, the committee’s job also includes an effort to See Bike, page 13

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Jim Cassidy, a member of the Bike Friendly Committee, prepares for a ride recently.


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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, January 10, 2013

Jitters owner has plan for new project after fire closed cafe By Daniel Jackson Special to The Citizen

Three months after the fire that halted her business of 14 years, Shirley Bloethe has decided to move on. The former owner of Jitters Café spoke with The Plainville Citizen recently and explained why she decided not to rebuild the business and instead will rent the building out. Essentially, the pain and loss surrounding the fire on Sept. 26 was too much, and she felt “done.” The café at 1273 Queen Street straddled the Plainville and Southington line — Bloethe paid property taxes in both towns — but it attracted customers from as far as 40 miles away while also serving local regulars, Bloethe said . At first, Bloethe said she would rebuild the business.

But after months of “hours and hours and hours” on the phone with the insurance company and suppliers, trying to figure out what was in her store at the time of the fire, she decided it was time to move on. Bloethe plans on refurbishing the old Jitters building— tearing out the smoke damaged walls, ceiling and insulation— and renting it out. She has at least one interested potential renter. It’s a slow process. She got a stream of electricity into the building only recently. On a neighboring property, Bloethe plans on building a green building so efficient

that it would be virtually off the grid, a building that would hold apartments and shops and would be energy independent with solar panels, water recycling systems and geothermal energy. The area near Jitters is a good spot to build, she said, because of the amenities close by. “It’s all within walking distance to everything.” The Southington Fire Department determined the blaze was caused by faulty wiring in the kitchen. “Obviously, It was not an intentional fire,” said Southington Fire Marshal

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Thursday, January 10, 2013 — The Plainville Citizen

The flu and you: Lessons learned and myths busted

(This is the part II of a series on influenza. Part I ran last week.) Influenza is not synonymous with your everyday virus. It is a specific virus that affects the respiratory tract (nose, throat and lungs), and it can be deadly. There is no “stomach flu” as much as the phrase is tossed about. Learn to respect the flu and not throw out those words on a whim. The flu spreads from person to person when infected water droplets reach the respiratory tract. When someone talks or coughs, those tiny droplets can travel up to six feet. If someone coughs into their hands or onto an object, they also can spread the flu when another person touches those particles and then touches their own mouth or nose. You would be surprised how many times a day the average person touches his face. Lesson #1: Cough into your arm,

not your hands. It does not assure you will not spread infection, but you will reduce the risk for direct contact with the flu. Lesson #2: Wash your hands frequently. Whether you use soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub, being vigilant can wash away any droplets you may have been exposed to and reduce the risk that you spread those particles yourself. Lesson #3: Do not share eating utensils or dishes with persons who are sick. It may sound obvious, but old habits die hard, especially among loved ones. Symptoms of flu can vary but typically include fever, cough and muscle aches. Other symptoms may include sore throat, runny nose, headache and fatigue. These can sometimes be confused with a cold (also a virus) but influenza tends to have a more sudden onset. Also, colds are less often associated with muscle aches. If you are exposed to influenza,

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Observing nature – it’s all around you By Ruth Sharp Hummel

There was one golden oak leaf outside my bedroom window last winter. It held on for dear life to its branch, through rain, wind, and snow. One morning in April it was gone – just gone. I felt bad. Believe it or not, there is another golden oak leaf in almost the same spot, swaying gently in the breeze on an otherwise bare tree. There are still lots of robins around, perhaps forecasting an early end to winter. Also the lovely little goldfinches, now in their more somber greeny-gray winter garb are plentiful at the feeders, cheering the air with their bright little noises; lone thistle seed but also sunflower. As I sat at Robertson Field watching the constant com-

ings and goings of heavy equipment I was aware, above the sound of engines, of a very familiar sound. Wild geese! Canada geese! Sure enough, a formation of 30 or so large birds in their familiar “V” formation passed over me. As I watched the last bird on one of the “legs of the V” raced up and replaced the leader who has the hardest job. Talk about co-operation. I often go to a “drive-in” for a quick lunch and that’s where a lot of gulls come for handouts. They can become quite demanding and really push each other around if you throw bits of bun or even a fry. I often see a bird with only one foot and leg, but he seems to do just fine. I’m told that they only come inland in the winter, and so it seems.

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Thursday, January 10, 2013 — The Plainville Citizen

Jitters Continued from page 2

Russell Wisener. Bloethe said she always wanted to have a coffee shop, a shop reminiscent of coffee shops in the 1960s. “Not really a hippie’s thing, but a new age thing, for this era,” she said. She got the idea back in 1987, when she was a new graduate of the Hartford College for Woman Entrepreneurial Course. But starting a food business is notoriously hard. Banks didn’t loan to restaurants because most restaurants close within two to five years. “Almost anything can ruin it,” Bloethe said. On a trip out to Montana, Bloethe saw a sporting goods/consignment/closeout store and thought “what a cool idea!” After determining that the venture was possible, Blothe started her own consignment and closeout store for sporting goods, along Queen Street, called Pass It On Sports. A few years later, the hair salon which shared the building left after Blothe bought the building. Then she had space to start her coffeehouse. For the first four to six years, Jitters did not turn a profit. Bloethe used the profits from Pass It On Sports to keep Jitters running. It was a labor of love, she

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Shirley Bloethe points out features of the green building she plans on building near the Jitters coffeehouse. said, working retail during the day while working Jitters at night. “It wasn’t just a business for me, it was my life.”

Bloethe said the coffee house was rewarding in every single way except monetarily. Customers would de-

scribe the place as “your cabin in Vermont,” said Bloethe, with wood floors, a fireplace, and a décor of wooden skis, a pair of snowshoes and even an old sled. Blothe put out reading material on Tarot Cards, healthy eating and salt lamps. All of the food served was organic and local. Bloethe purchased materials for organic salads from a farm in Plainville and farmers markets in New Britain and Berlin. By the summer of 2012, Bloethe had the business exactly where she wanted it. “Literally, everything was in place,” she said. She was offering lunch, concerts, spa services, several classes and workshops a week, a bookstore on new age subjects and of course, Pass It On Sports. Business was picking up and more help had been hired, when she began a run

of bad news. First, her nephew, who was close to the family, died at age 20. A few days later, her father died. “It just crushed me,” Bloethe said. But then on Sept. 26, Bloethe’s daughter called her in the morning to say “Mom, your building is on fire.” Bloethe’s heart sank. She drove to Jitters and arrived just as the Southington Fire Department began to set up. She ran around to the back of the building. The whole back side of the building— the kitchen area — was engulfed in flames. The business change — a retirement she calls it — will give her more time to develop better relationships with the people around her. “People are important in my life; Family is important in my life and now I have the freedom to be there for them and with them.”

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Plainville High School Honor Roll

Plainville High School Quarter 1 Honor Roll has been announced: GRADE 9 GOLD Spencer Barbagallo, Kathryn Beloin, Emily Bienasz, Tyrah Green, William Holiman SILVER Jalen Benoit, Martha Boltromiejuk, Brandon Bouchard, Alex Cal, Nina Catanzaro, Joseph Chacho, Daniel Costantini, Nicholas Cyr, Tyler Czuprinski, Nicole Davis, Isabella Fil, Michael Gibilisco, Alex Girard, Ryan Gorham, Emma Heslin, Erin Kane, Jarred Karal, Adrian Kulak, Brianna Lagassey, Myranda LaPi-

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Louis Toffolon Elementary School first-graders in Allison Pascucci’s class learned about celebrations in the Netherlands, this December, as part of a Culture and Celebrations Social Studies unit. For instance, a child in the Netherlands might put a shoe out for Sinterklaus to fill on the eve of Dec. 6. And so, students constructed “wooden” shoes and left them on their desks Dec. 5. With this unit, students were able to identify similarities and differences between their own celebrations and traditions and those celebrated in another country. In addition they learned about the geography and culture of that country.

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CitizenFaith

Faith news is welcome here The Plainville Citizen has a section dedicated to faith and we welcome a wide range of news from local churches, temples, meeting houses, mosques and other religious organizations. In addition to notices about services and programs, we know your organization is involved in community life in numerous ways. And so we ask, does your house of worship have a story to share with our readers? You may wonder, what are some of the topics of interest that we’d like to publish? Here are a few ideas. Has your church undergone renovations, received recognition, offered a new program, or grown its congregation? Do you have a new pastor, organist, choirmaster or religion teacher? Have you undertaken a social or charitable mission or traveled on behalf of your church? Have you written an essay or sermon that could inspire a wider audience? Does the church have an anniversary or celebration it would like to publicize? Are there traditions or practices you’d like the community to know more about? All of these activities are newsworthy and we’d like to publish submissions of this kind in our faith section. If you like to write and have a story to tell that involves your faith community, send it to news@the plainvillecitizen.com and put “faith submission” in the subject line. In general, submissions should be no more than 500 words. Photos are welcome. Please include: your full name, a phone number, the name of your organization and in what capacity you represent it. Questions also can be sent to The Plainville Citizen email.

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Church of Our Saviour Events for Church of Our Saviour, 115 W. Main St., are as follows: scripture study, Tuesdays 12 p.m.; liturgy and lunch, Wednesdays, 12 p.m.; Food For Friends, Wednesdays, 3 to 6 p.m.; and Choir Rehearsal, Sundays, 9:15 a.m. Every Sunday morning at 10 a.m., COS worships in music, word and the Holy Communion. Following the service COS has coffee hour with refreshments and fellowship. On the second Sunday of each month COS offers the Sacrament of Healing and on the third Sunday of each month there is a children’s sermon. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call (860) 747-3109.

PUMC events The Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill, has the following scheduled: Church school, Sunday, 9 a.m.; Sunday worship time is at 10 a.m.; Tuesday Ladies meeting, Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.; AA., each Sunday, Monday and Wednesday, at 7 p.m.; AlAnon, Mondays, 7 p.m.; Boy Scouts, Tuesdays, 7 p.m.; Girl

Scouts, last Wednesdays, 6 p.m. For more information call the church at (860) 7472328. Regular church office hours return to 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Adult Bible Study Wednesdays, Jan. 16, 23 and 30, Feb. 20, 27, 7 to 8:15 p.m. Potluck supper and fellowship Thursday, Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, 6 p.m. Choir Rehearsal Sundays, Jan. 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, following worship. Methodist Youth Fellowship Sundays, Jan. 13 and 27, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. United Methodist Women Sunday, Jan. 27, 2 to 4 p.m. Worship with Holy Communion Sunday, Feb. 3, 10 a.m. Hartt School of Music, Winter Benefit Concert Sunday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m. Ash Wednesday Worship Feb. 13, Agapé Meal 6:30 p.m., Worship with Holy Communion, 7 p.m.

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Food pantry

The Plainville Seventhday Adventists Food Pantry is open to anyone in need of food or clothing. To make an appointment, call (860) 7475867 or (860) 642-3912.

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Obituaries Walter Majsak

George Sweezey George M. Sweezey, 88, of Plainville, passed away Dec. 29, 2012, at home surrounded by his family. He was born Sept. 13, 1924, in Malden, Mass., son of the late Leslie and Florence (Marks) Sweezey. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Federal Paper Board Co. as a Traffic Manager. George was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Coast Guard. George is survived by his children, David Sweezey, of Plainville, Paul Sweezey, of Bristol, Gary Sweezey, of Southington, Dana Sweezey, of Southington, Carole Gisiger, of Morris, Deb Johnson, of East Hampton, Ma, Brenda Johnson Saunders of Cromwell, and Judi Sweezey Brandt of Southington; a sis-

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ter, Virginia Hackett, of Norway, Maine; and 17 grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Linda Johnson and a grandson, Roland Fortin III. The funeral was held Jan. 2, at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington. A private interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery with military honors at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Franciscan Home Care and Hospice, 267 Finch Ave., Meriden, CT. 06451. For online condolences and directions please visit, www.dellavecchiafh.com.

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Walter Joseph Majsak, 86, of Plainville, husband of the late Anne (Garske) Majsak, passed away on Dec. 27, 2012, at Apple Rehab of Far mington Valley, Plainville. Born in Plainville on Feb. 21, 1926, Walt was the only child of the late Joseph and Anna (Sondej) Majsak. A lifelong resident, he was a 1944 graduate of Plainville High School, where he excelled in athletics. Tri-captain of the basketball, football, and track teams, he lettered as a freshman in track, and was inducted into the Athletic Backers Club Hall of Fame in 1999. His love for sports continued as he served as an official for both high school and college football throughout the years. Upon graduation from the College of Holy Cross in 1948, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, proudly serving his country for four years, and was honorably discharged in 1952. Walt and Anne were married in June 1953 and returned to Plainville where they raised their five children, and Walt demonstrated his devotion to the Plainville community. A member of the Democratic Town Committee since 1948, he also served, on the Board of Education for 27 years, the Buildings and Grounds Committee, and as a longtime member and Past President of the Rotary Club. A lifelong member of Our Lady of Mercy Church, he also served as Chairman of the Parish Council, and was a third degree member of the Knights of Columbus Gerald T. Corrigan Council of Plainville. He was also a member of AARP Chapter No. 4146, and their former statewide People and Representative Specialist. He was employed as a salesman for Torrington Plumbing and Heating, in Waterbury, from where he retired in 2002 after 20 years. He is survived by his children, Joseph and Anne Majsak, of White Plains, N.Y.,

Michael and Kathy Majsak, of New City, N.Y., Stephen Majsak and Terry Sukenik, of Chicago, Ill., Elizabeth and Mark Nunes, of Lynnwood, Wash., and James and Colleen Majsak, of Plainville; his grandchildren, Caroline, David, Emily, Chelsea, Tyler, Matthew, John, Austin, and Angela; and many nieces and nephews and extended family. Funeral services for Mr. Majsak were held Jan. 5, from the Bailey Funeral Home, 48 Broad St., in Plainville, to Our Lady of Mercy Church for a Mass. Burial followed in St. Joseph Cemetery in Plainville. For information or to leave words of condolence please visit www.bailey-funeralhome.com.

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Snow dilemma

To the editor: I am writing on behalf of my fellow canine walkers. This past week as I attempted to take my dog for her usual daily walk I experienced much difficulty while traipsing through the snow, for several if not many sidewalks, both public and private, had not been shoveled. In many cases snow had been left there from the last snowfall. While walking through the center of town, I was most dismayed to also discover that sidewalks were not attended to....walkways in front of local businesses and public buildings such as the town library. In some instances the snow was so deep that it was necessary to walk in the road, not a safe alternative. Each week I read in the town news an article from the Plainville

Police Department stating that sidewalks needed to be shoveled lest a fine be charged. Having lived in Plainville for several years and encountering this “snow dilemma” many, many times in the past, I wonder does such a policy exists? Perhaps it is time for enforcement of this fine. I realize that there are extenuating circumstances and hardships, but being that this is only the beginning of the winter snowfall season I have some serious concerns. I am asking that residents and owners of properties in Plainville be considerate of those who need to use the sidewalks as a means of transportation, exercise or pleasure and am requesting that you kindly shovel this winter. Francine T. Walko Plainville

Commentary

Helping disabled vets start businesses By State Sen. Jason Welch There is a real need for programs that give disabled veterans the tools they need to successfully Welch transition into civilian life. That’s where UConn’s Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) comes in. The program equips veterans with the knowledge, skills, and support to start and grow their own businesses and attain economic independence.

Government Meetings

Thursday, Jan. 10 Clean Energy Task Force, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Recreation and Parks Board, 50 Whiting St., 7 p.m. Recycling and Solid Waste, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14 Board of Education, Plainville High School cafe, 7 p.m. Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Zoning Board of Appeals, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15 Housing Authority, Sunset Village Com-

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munity Room, 20 Stillwell Drive, 6:30 p.m. Town Council, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 Economic Development Agency, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22 Library Board of Directors, Library, 7 p.m. Planning and Zoning, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28 Aviation Commission, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m.

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EBV includes: — an online course to bring veterans up to speed on business ideas — a week-long immersion workshop on campus for veterans to learn from UConn business faculty and successful local entrepreneurs — an ongoing mentoring program to support vets as they implement their business concepts. There is no cost to participants for the program, which is supported by private donations. The UConn program currently serves 24 people, and the goal is to expand it over time to serve 50. Since UConn joined this initiative in 2010, it has provided training to 37 veterans. Of those, 24 have launched businesses, one has taken a full-time job related to his entrepreneurial interest, four have returned

to school, and eight are preparing to launch their businesses. Nationally, the program has had more than 500 participants, and 300 have successfully launched their own business. This program is an innovative and creative way to help veterans, and it doesn’t cost taxpayers any money. So spread the word and check it out! For more information about EBV, visit my website’s “Veterans Corner” feature at www.senatorwelch. com . Sen. Welch represents Plainville, Bristol, Plymouth and Harwinton. He can be reached at Jason.Welch@cga.ct.gov or at 800 842 1421. He is ranking member on the Connecticut General Assembly’s Select Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

Closed for MLK Day The Plainville Municipal Center, Plainville Senior Center and Plainville Public Library will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. All municipal offices will open again on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Refuse collection will take place as usual.

Letters policy - E-mail letters to news@theplainvillecitizen.com; mail to P.O. Box 57, Plainville, CT 06062 or 11 Crown St., Meriden, CT 06450 or fax to (203) 639-0210. -The Citizen will print only one letter per person each month. - Letters should be approximately 300 words. We reserve the right to edit letters. - Letters should be on topics of general interest to the community. We do not list names of people, organizations and businesses being thanked. - Names of businesses are not allowed. - Letters must be signed and names will appear in print. - Include a phone number so The Citizen can contact you for verification. - Letters must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday to be considered for publication on the following Thursday.


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Thursday, January 10, 2013 — The Plainville Citizen

How to get all your Plainville news in ’13 Happy New Year to all of you. Ready or not, here comes ’13 and the staff of The Plainville Citizen is excited to be part of bringing the community the coverage it wants - sports, news, commentary, features on local personalities, organizations and events, and lots of photos of your neighbors, friends and family participating in local goings-on. While The Plainville Citizen is free and delivered weekly to every household and business in town that’s not the only coverage we provide. Every day, on the web at

Bike Continued from page 1 encourage bicycling in the town. In the coming year, the committee will focus on education by teaching school students safe cycling practices. “Most cyclists don’t follow the rules of the road,” he said. In Connecticut, a bicycle is considered legally as a moving vehicle on the road, with all the traffic laws applied to it, Cassidy said, but people treat bike riders as pedestrians. The Bike Friendly Committee also will map the bike-friendly roads in town, creating a map that it will later take to the police, the town engineering department and the schools, in hopes that those services could use such a map. Cassidy said the largest change is not evident yet, but could happen sometime this spring. East and West Main Street may be marked as a bike-friendly state road. The roads will include signs to remind drivers to share the road, pattern cross walks and “bump-outs,” or curb extensions, which would slow traffic down. As far as he knows, East and West Main Street would be the first state-managed roads to become a shared route.

www.plainvillecitizen.com, you’ll find breaking news, story updates, web-only photos and stories, as well as This Place is Plainville a daily posting of events going on around town. If you aren’t checking out the website, you might not get all your Plainville news. The Plainville Citizen also is on Twitter and Facebook - so have a look and then keep the conversation going. As always, we welcome your submissions - Letters to the Editor, news about your group or organization, photos from events and, of “This could be the first,” he said. A large part of Plainville’s application is completing the Farmington Canal Rails to Trails access through Plainville, a marked path that will eventually run from New Haven to Northhampton, Mass. Plainville Town Manager Robert E. Lee said the town needs a key property, Pan Am Railway, between Cronk Road and Northwest Drive, in order to build a rails-to-trails connection through town. “A lot hinges on whether we can be successful, or the state of Connecticut can be successful, in acquiring that property,” he said. For five years, the town has tried to acquire the property. Recently, the state has stepped in and started negotiating for the land. Lee said the state has made creating a rails-to-trails system in the state a priority. However, Plainville is unique in that it has live rail running through the town. Lee said the town will not completely convert rail lines to bike roads. While Cassidy said Plainville was one of the first towns to apply for a Bike-Friendly Community designation, Simsbury is the first town in the state to become designated BFC by

course, news tips. You can contact us at news@theplainvillecitizen.com or at (860) 620-5960. A new year, a fresh beginning, is one of the gifts of winter, a season that can prove trying to even the hardiest New Englander. Staying in touch with what’s going on is a great way to make these long, dark days a little brighter. Thanks to our readers for the opportunity to be part of your experience as we welcome another year of Plainville history together. - The editor the League of American Bicyclists. According to Simsbury’s First Selectman Mary Glassman, Cassidy sits on the towns’ bike advisory board and helped that town achieve the designation. “Plainville was an inspiration to us, certainly,” she said. The hardest part in fulfilling the application, said Glassman, was to complete the rails-to-trails path through the town. Initially, some homeowners were concerned about property values. But after the trail was built, Glassman said it’s become an amenity that Realtors list on the homes for sale near the trail. “Every town should become bike-friendly because of the health benefits, recreation benefits and the economic development benefits,” she said. For Cassidy, he had a slight “professional envy” when Simsbury first received the Bike-Friendly Community designation ahead of Plainville. But today, he sees more towns working toward BikeFriendly Community status. New Britain, West Hartford and New Haven are all working on applications. Eventually, he’d like to see every town along the Farmington Canal Rails- to-Trails earn that designation, he said.

State of the town The State of the Town, hosted by the Plainville Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development and Legislative Affairs Committee, is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 24, 8 to 9:30 a.m., at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. Key speakers are Kathy Pugliese, town council chair; Robert E. Lee, town manager; John Bossi, director of technical services; and Mark DeVoe, director of planning and economic development. The event is free and open to the public. Coffee and pastries will be provided by Liberty Bank. For information or to sign-up call Maureen at (860) 747-6867 or plvchamber@snet.net .

Central Connecticut Women’s Forum The Central Connecticut Women’s Forum, an organization which provides women with networking opportunities, will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 5:30 p.m. at Tuscany Restaurant, 253 East St. State Director for AARP Nora Duncan will speak. Reservations are required by Friday, Jan. 11 and guests are welcome. There is a cost to attend. E-mail ccwf@comcast.net or call Diane Becker at (860) 202-5081.

treat you with when the time comes is a bit foolhardy. Be Continued from page 3 ahead of the game. MYTH #3: I am healthy, so When people say they got the I don’t need to get vaccinatflu from the flu shot, they may be referring to low ed. grade fevers that occur in the The CDC recommends first 48 hours after receiving universal flu vaccination for the vaccine. These mild people older than six months symptoms do not occur beof age in the United States to cause they have the flu but protect not only the individbecause the body is building an immune response against ual patient but also to protect populations at large. Do your the flu. part for your own health and MYTH #2: If I get the flu, there are medicines to treat for your community. Getting it anyway. vaccinated helps to prevent Not necessarily. There are the spread of disease. a limited number of medicaPlease consider getting a tions available for treatment flu shot this season if you of the flu. Depending on the strain of flu you are exposed have not already done so. Dr. Tanya Feke is a physito, those medications may or cian at Middlesex Hospital may not be effective. Hoping Primary Care there will be something to

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Woman Continued from page 1 nothing to be afraid of, you just have to put in the effort and the energy and make it happen.” In addition to her volunteer role at the fire department, she is a working mom and is going to school with the goal of becoming a substance abuse counselor. She would one day like to be a paid firefighter or pursue a career as a fire inspector or even in the criminal justice field. Burrows believes wherever her future takes her she is

confident that her role as a firefighter will help shape her into the person she will become. “Being a firefighter is not just a volunteer job, it’s part of who you are. It’s a hard job and you have to have a real passion for it, but it’s worth it,” Burrows said. “If I didn’t love it, I wouldn’t do it. I know this is for me and I am excited for what is to come.” For more information on the Plainville Fire Department, including becoming a volunteer firefighter, contact the fire department at (860) 747-2728 or go to www. plainvillefireco.com.


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Obituaries

We welcome these physicians to the hospital Lauren E. Melman, M.D. Pediatrics Hospitalist Practice: The Hospital of Central Connecticut Education: University of Connecticut School of Medicine; internship and pediatrics residency, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine.

Priya P. Roy, M.D. Internal Medicine Practice: Grove Hill Medical Center, 300 Kensington Ave., New Britain, 860-832-8150 Education/Experience: J.J.M Medical College, Karnataka, India; internal medicine internship and residency, MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine (now Drexel University College of Medicine), Philadelphia. Most recently, Roy was in practice at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center and before that in Pennsylvania. She is fluent in Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu.

Sharon Weintraub, M.D., M.P.H., FACS Director, Surgical Critical Care

Stephen Palmer Damiano Sr., 82, of Bristol, formerly a longtime resident of Plainville, passed away Dec. 29, 2012, at The Village Green of Bristol. He was the husband of the late Dorothy (Pierce) Damiano. Mr. Damiano was born April 13, 1930, in Plainville a son of the late Michael and Theresa (Sansone) Damiano Sr. A very respected businessman, he was the longtime owner of the Comeback Lounge in Bristol where everyone knew him as “Dad”. He had also worked as an operating engineer for Union Local No. 478. He was proud to serve his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a member of the American Legion Post No. 2 of Bristol. He was a strong advocate in helping children and all like causes.

He leaves his children, Stephen P. Damiano Jr. and his wife, Donna, of Terryville, Thomas H. Damiano and his wife, Allison, of Bristol, Pamela L. Button and her husband, Kenneth, of Plainville, Matthew M. Damiano, of Bristol and Susan D. Conrod, of Bristol; his brother, Michael Damiano Jr., of Meriden; his sisters, Evelyn DeMauro and Dina Feracci, both of Plainville. He was the devoted grandfather of 14 grandchildren and 19 greatgrandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister, Rita Bleau, of Southington. A memorial service for Mr. Damiano was celebrated on Jan. 5, 2013, at the Bailey Funeral Home, 48 Broad St., in Plainville. Burial was held at the convenience of his family. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Stephen P. Damiano, Jr. For information or to leave words of condolence please visit www.bailey-funeralhome. com.

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Penny’s Playground of Discovery earns NAEYC accreditation

Penny’s Playground of Discovery located in Milldale has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals. “We’re proud to have earned the mark of quality from NAEYC, and to be recognized for our commitment to reaching the highest professional standards,” said Pen-

ny Saucier director of Penny’s Playground of Discovery. “NAEYC Accreditation lets families in our community know that children in our program are getting the best care and early learning experiences possible. By achieving our accreditation renewal it reinforces our commitment to protect the children within our care, providing a quality program that challenges each child in a positive

manner socially and academically. We teach the children to love and respect themselves and those around them as equals, instilling compassion and positive energy important for their personal growth and development as individuals.” To earn NAEYC Accreditation, Penny’s Playground of Discovery went through an extensive self-study process, measuring the program and

Food drive success Photo courtesy of Teresa Talarico

Junior Girl Scout Troop 66073 received support recently from patrons of Gnazzo’s Food Center who donated to the troop’s 2nd Annual Food Drive to support the Plainville Community Food Pantry. Donations added up to two large laundry carts full of food and a Gnazzo’s gift card, all of which was given to the food pantry.

its services against the 10 NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards and more than 400 related Accreditation Criteria. The program received NAEYC Accreditation after an on-site visit by NAEYC Assessors to ensure that the program meets each of the 10 program standards. NAEYC-accredited programs are also subject to unannounced visits during their accreditation, which lasts for five years. In the 25 years since NAEYC Accreditation was established, it has become a widely recognized sign of high-quality early childhood education. More than 7,000 programs are currently accredited by NAEYC – approximately 8 percent of all preschools and other early childhood programs. “The NAEYC Accreditation system raises the bar for child care centers and other

early childhood programs,” said Jerlean E. Daniel, Ph.D, executive director of NAEYC. “Having earned NAEYC Accreditation is a sign that Penny’s Playground of Discovery is a leader in a national effort to invest in high-quality early childhood education.”The NAEYC accreditation system was created to set professional standards for early childhood education, and to help families identify high-quality preschools, child care centers and other early education programs. To earn NAEYC Accreditation, a program must meet each of the ten NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards. Programs are accredited by NAEYC for a five-year period. Submitted by Penny’s Playground of Discovery.

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Participants in programs at the Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., must be 60 or older and be a resident of Plainville, or be a member of the senior citizens center, unless noted. All programs and events will be held at the senior citizens center, unless noted. For more information or to register, call the senior center at (860) 747-5728.

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Bulbs: A Taste of Spring program is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 10 a.m. at the Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St. Join the Plant Man, Jeffrey Eleveld CHT, at the senior center as he talks about forcing spring bulbs in the winter.

There is a small cost to attend. Sign up begins on Mega Sign-up Day, Jan. 10, between 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. or between 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. on any day following.

Veterans’ commission A Veterans’ Commission Informational Session with a general information session is scheduled at the senior center, Thursday, Jan. 17, at 10 a.m. The Veterans’ Commission meets at the Plainville Municipal Center, 1 Central Square, every Monday, at 6:30 p.m. To find out how the Veterans’ Commission may help, and to learn how financial assistance eli-

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gibility is determined, join the commission at the Senior Center for this general information session. For additional information or questions, call David Dudek, (860) 747-8947. Call the senior center to register for the information session.

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Bowling results The Plainville Seniors’ Bowling League meets at Laurel Lanes, 136 New Britain Ave., Plainville, Mondays at 1 p.m. There is a cost to join, per person, per week, which includes three games of bowling, automatic scoring and free weekly beverage. Bowlers of all abilities, including beginners, are welcome to join this league. Bowling results for week Dec. 17: Top Female Bowler for the Week: Shirley Hotchkiss-194, Jackie Landry-191 Top Male Bowler for the week: Rocky Roberts-233, Frank Robinson-227

Know Your Numbers is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 10 a.m. The Senior Center Nurse, Georgia Sterpka, APRN, will present a program on important heath numbers that everyone should be aware of for good health. She will talk about

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The Hospital of Central Connecticut Division of Cardiology has launched a Women’s Heart Wellness Center, specializing in cardiac care for women. Services include arrhythmia, blood pressure, and cholesterol management; heart rhythm monitoring; cardiac rehabilitation program; Heart Failure Resource Center; pacemaker and cardiac defibrillator implantation and testing; and peripheral vascular disease management. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (860) 224-5694. Support network meetings will be held the fourth Tuesday of the month beginning Jan. 22 from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. at the hospital’s New Britain General campus. Meetings are open to all women living with heart disease. For more information or to register, call (860) 224-5769.

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Obituaries

Salvador Scapellati

Salvador Joseph Scapellati, 86, of P l a i nv i l l e, passed away Dec. 26, 2012, at Touchpoints of Far mington.

He was the husband of Marion (Weber) Scapellati and the late Gladys (Wilton) Scapellati who passed away in 1954. Mr. Scapellati was born Jan. 13, 1926, in New Britain a son of the late Joseph S. and Victoria (Dorbuck) Scapellati and was a longtime Plainville resident. He was a 1943 graduate of New Britain High School and at-

tended the University of Connecticut. He was a machinist at Fafnir Bearing Company in New Britain starting in 1950, retiring after many years of service. Salvador proudly served his country during World War II in the U.S. Navy serving in the Asiatic Pacific from 1944 through 1946. In his spare time he enjoyed golf, photog-

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band, Robert, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; his son, Steven Scapellati, of Huntington Beach, Calif.; his grandchildren, Barry Pearson Jr. and his wife, Amy Nguyen, of Westlake Village, Calif., Katje Pearson, of Avon, Stacy Rosay and her husband, Brian, of Bristol, Keith DeVoe, of Kensington and Stephanie Lerose, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; his great-grandchildren, Chloe and Macyn Rosay, Xander and Kacie DeVoe and Elliott Pearson. Funeral services for Mr. Scapellati were celebrated on Dec. 30, at the Bailey Funeral Home, 48 Broad St. in Plainville. Burial was held at the convenience of his family. For information or to leave words of condolence please visit www.bailey-funeralhome.com.

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Blue Devil Notes

Dressel, Clemens come up big; Wrestlers claim invitational title By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

Photo by Matt Leidemer

Kelsey Clemens, pictured, turned in some strong play last week to help Plainville inch closer to the .500 mark. The Lady Blue Devils were 4-5 at press time.

The Lady Blue Devils, up 9-8 after one quarter, blew this CCC South girls basketball game wide open by outscoring the Spartans 24-3 in the second. Plainville was led by its frontcourt tandem of Katy Dressel (23 points) and Kelsey Clemens (20) in improving to 3-5 overall and 2-1 in the division. “Our shots stopped falling and their two big girls inside just took over,” Maloney coach Amy Gilchrist said of the pivotal second quarter. “They got a lot of second-chance opportunities.” Mya Rios scored 20 points to lead the Spartans (1-6, 0-3 South). “Last night’s game was a great way to open up our confer-

ence play. We had strong offensive performances by Katy and Kelsey. They also did a great job controlling the rebounds,” Plainville coach Jen Micowski said, pointing out that Dressel and Clemens pulled down 12 and 13 rebounds, respectively. Micowski went on to praise the work turned in by Carly Martino and Kelly Slabinski, calling the duo “the foundation of our defense in the early part of our season.” The coach also has been impressed with point guard Stephanie Martino and reserve player Deja Nolan. “Younger players are stepping up for us and filling some key roles,” Micowski stated. “We are looking for our team to keep improving and becoming stronger as the season continues.”

Frustration builds for boys hoop coach: ‘We need to change the culture now and not later’ By Nick Carroll and John Pettit The Plainville Citizen

With classmate and top scorer Jahlil Askew out of the lineup, Maloney boys basketball seniors Tyler Williams and Kenny Dunn took control against Plainville Jan. 2 in Meriden. A point guard, Williams scored all 15 of his points in the first half, while Dunn contributed nine points and six rebounds in the pivot to carry the Spartans to a 63-31 CCC South romp over the Blue Devils. Maloney, which improved to 3-3 overall and 2-0 in the division, never trailed in the game. The Spartans’ fullcourt press forced 27 turnovers and harassed Plainville into 20 percent shooting (4-for-20) in the first half. “We’re not that big,” said Maloney coach Howie Hewitt, who really turned up the defensive pressure in the second quarter. “We want to play fast. We have good decision-makers and we have guys who can put it in the hoop.” Williams scored eight points on two 3-pointers and a floater to give Maloney a 15-6 lead after the first quarter. Plainville went just 2-for-12 from the floor in the stanza.

The Spartans outscored Plainville 20-5 in the second quarter, taking a 35-11 halftime edge on back-to-back buckets by Mike Gulino (six points) and another floater by Williams. Shaun Carroll paced Plainville (0-6 overall, 0-3 South) with nine points. “We played well, but we couldn’t throw the ball in the ocean,” PHS coach Marc Wesoly lamented. “When you shoot 20 percent from the floor you’re not going to win many games. We had the shots that we wanted, and made good decisions when we shot them, but they just didn’t fall. It also didn’t help that Maloney came out on fire and they probably shot 85 percent from the floor in the first half.” See Boys, page 20 Photo by Matt Leidemer

Plainville’s Haris Mehovic launches a shot Friday at Ivan Wood Gymnasium. Mehovic netted 11 points that night, but it wasn’t nearly enough, as the Blue Devils fell to Middletown 61-34. At press time, the locals were still searching for their first win.

The Lady Blue Devils closed out last week with a 59-48 victory over Middletown. Once again, Clemens and Dressel had a monster game for Plainville. Clemens had 18 points and 16 rebounds and Dressel came through with eight rebounds and a game-high 21 points. Carly Martino (10 points) also hit for double-figures. The wrestling team had to wait a long time to get it, but its first home win in three years finally came. The Blue Devil grapplers shut out Rockville 74-0, recording their first shutout in more than a decade and ending a long winless drought on their own mat.

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Youth Sports Wrestling The Plainville Wrestling Club performed well at the Berlin Blast tournament. Plainville’s Joey Kennedy, Gabe Hernandez, Dominic Pedrolini, Alex Hernandez, Jason Romano and Kael Williams placed first. Teammates Kyle Voisine and Ben Root placed second, and Kaleb Korona, Sebby Soli, Austin Bush and Jordan Root-Yearby finished third.

The Plainville Wrestling Club’s Dominic Pedrolini controls an opponent during the Berlin Blast tournament. Pedrolini had four pins that day en route to a first-place finish.

Girls basketball Fifth-sixth grade travel Plainville 15, Wamogo 8: Plainville took an early lead and used a strong team effort on both ends of the court to pull away. Samantha Lozefski scored seven points and Jasmina Kandic added six for the victors. Bridget Arena and Tessa Susco were defensive standouts for Plainville.

Fireants find a home in Plainville Press Release The Hartford Fireants, a member of the American Inline Hockey League who play their home games at Plainville Indoor Sports Arena, 161 Woodford Ave., hope to be on “fire” in 2013. The New England division of the AIHL is looking strong, so every game will count. The Fireants’ Elite team (2-4) traveled to the face the Empire State Legends (3-3) in December, and earned a split. The Fireants lost Game 1, 4-2, but rebounded to win the rematch, 7-3. The Fireants’ Minor squad (3-3) also battled the Legends (5-3) to a draw; winning the first game 2-1, before coming up short 5-1. The Fireants and the Legends were slated

to clash again Jan. 5 in an Elite battle at PISA. The Fireant Juniors will host the New York Terror Saturday, Jan. 12. Game time is 11 a.m. There is a small admission fee. Season tickets are available as well. This season the Fireants welcomed back their announcement team of C.J. Albert and Chris DiGiro. The duo calls the action during games, and updates Fireants’ fans on Facebook and Twitter. The Fireants wish to thank Albert and DiGiro, along with PISA, Blue Plate Cafe, a team sponsor, and, of course, Fireant fans for supporting the team.

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Continued from page 19 Wesoly concedes Maloney’s press caused his team problems, and the coach pins some of the blame for that on the Blue Devils’ decimated roster. “The last couple weeks have really hurt us at the guard position,” said Wesoly. “We have been dealing with injuries and suspensions, and last night we had another guard go down, so we were actually missing six guards.” These certainly are tough times for the PHS boys basketball program. The Blue Devils earned

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Golf Fitness Corner

It’s 2013: Time to make your golf resolutions gym membership you literally write down a list of your current responsibilities and look at what’s important and what’s not; what “time wasters” you can eliminate in your day to make time for the gym. So many people go into it blind, thinking they will just “make time.” As studies show it takes about 30 days to develop any kind of steady ritual. The same can be applied for golf. If your goal is to lower your handicap this season, your goal should not be to practice

more, it should be to practice with purpose. I don’t like the term “perfect practice” because as acclaimed golf author Dr. Bob Rotella appropriately named his book, Golf Is Not A Game of Perfect. Like making a commitment to the gym, golfers need to reevaluate their current practice habits. Some ideas to help make practice more productive are to put yourself in game scenarios. Visualize the shot you need to hit, and execute it. Play out that dread-

ed par 5 on the range by hitting the clubs you would typically use on that hole. This will help decrease your anxiety when the time comes to step up on that tee. Practice should be fun and not looked at as a chore. This is especially true for putting. There are too many putting drills/games to list, but you can be creative and make up your own, or check Google for some ideas and modify them. Keep in mind you should set goals while you practice and reward yourself, as the sense of mi-

nor accomplishment will help keep you motivated. If you are reading this, then playing golf probably does not supplement your income. We play the hardest game on earth, so give yourself some credit. If you haven’t in the past, make a resolution to enjoy golf more in 2013. Eric Lunt works at Timberlin Golf Course in Kensington and is a Certified Golf Fitness Instructor through the Titleist Performance Institute.

“Everyone is picking up quickly,” said Plainville coach Rusty Spence, whose troops improved to 2-7 on the year. The Blue Devils closed out the week by placing first at the Northwest Regional Invitational. Plainville, which had five weight class winners, best-

ed runner-up Canton by 23 points. Walking away with individual titles for the Blue Devils were Connor Oakes, Hoffman, Slivinsky, Tim West and Susco. “Great day for us,” said Spence. “We’re competing

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The locals were bested by visiting Middletown 61-34 Friday. A tie game at halftime got away from Plainville in the third quarter as the Blue Dragons (4-3) outscored their hosts 20-4. Eric Fischer had seven points and eight rebounds for the Blue Devils.

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The day after New Year’s is always a packed house at the gym. So many people jump on the gym bandwagon and are good for a while Lunt until they forget about the other responsibilities in their life. What I recommend is before you sign up for that

Notes Continued from page 19 Picking up pins against Rockville were Justin Plourde, Tim Lister, Dom Villardi, Mischa Hoffman, Kurt Walker, Marcus Slivinsky, Myles Mitera and Dylan Susco.

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Library Briefs The Plainville Public Library is located at 56 E. Main St. All programs are held at the library unless otherwise indicated. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., children’s room, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call the adult department, (860) 793-1446, or the children’s department, (860) 793-1450.

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Movie Whitney Houston’s last film, “Sparkle” will be the next feature at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., on Thursday, Jan. 10, at 2:30 p.m. The free matinee is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Sparkle is a timeless story of the bonds of family, the trials of success and the power of music. In her feature film debut, “American Idol” sensation Jordin Sparks stars as Sparkle, a young woman whose big dreams seem almost impossible. She’s been warned against the pitfalls of the music industry by her protective mother (Whitney Houston), yet encouraged by the handsome and ambitious Stix (Derek Luke), Sparkle forms a trio with her sisters (Tika Sumpter and Carmen Ejogo). Together, they perform the soul-stirring songs that Sparkle pens. But as their fame grows, so does the risk of jealousy, self-doubt and insidious temptation. This drama is brought to life with a powerful cast including Mike Epps, Omari Hardwick and CeeLo Green.

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Library Continued from page 23 sale and recipes that use it. Adults and whole families will have this introduction to honey bees and their importance in the pollination. The Jones Apiaries makes honey but also locates their hives in a wide variety of farms throughout Connecticut, especially apple and blueberry orchards, for pollination. They will answer questions and show the way to additional information for those who want to try their hand at beekeeping. Ted is the president of the Connecticut Beekeepers Association and Becky is a past director of the Eastern Apicultural Society of North America. They started beekeeping 40 years ago when they received a bee hive as a wedding gift. Both have a strong commitment to the future of beekeeping.

Calendar Continued from page 22 Connecticut Lighter Than Air Society meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at the Plainville Municipal Center. Information: Web site www.lighterthanair.org, e-mail info@lighterthanair.org. Knights of Columbus — The 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, Council 3544, meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at 55 Whiting St. Information: call Malcolm Soucie at (860) 747-4039.

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Adult winter reading club Win prizes and chase away the winter blues with the Plainville Public Library’s adult winter reading club. Escape the winter cold with a good book. On Tuesday, Jan. 22, Plainville Library will launch its Hot and Spicy Adult Winter Reading Club. Adults are encouraged to register for the club and pick up a club packet at the Adult Circulation Desk. Packets include a bookmark, reading suggestions, prize drawing entry forms and a surprise. Read as many or as few books (audiobooks count too) and return the entry forms for a chance for one of the four prize drawings and for the grand prize. The bi-weekly prizes with be on display at the library. The club continues through the winter, ending with a wrap-up party on Sunday, April 7, featuring a Korean wedding ceremony reenactment and a Korean feast. necticut Patriots Senior Ancient Fife and Drum Corps meets Fridays, at 7 p.m., at the Middle School of Plainville, 150 Northwest

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Notes Continued from page 21 well in our own class. We hope to keep the momentum going so that we can be competitive with the Class L’s that are in our division. We hope to be ready for the Class S tourney at the end of the season.” The boys swim team dropped to 2-2 with a 100-81 loss to Newington. Generating first-place points for Plainville was Wojtek Plachta (100 backstroke, 1:04.62). Notching best times/scores for the Blue Devils were Nick Evangelista (200 individual medley, 2:34.39), Julius Brown (200 individual medley, 2:35.68), Shayla Beausoleil (diving, 147.95), Trevor Roy (100 butterfly, 1:18.67), Justin Freitas (100 freestyle, 57.39), Eddy Lee (100 breaststroke, 1:14.86) and Eddie Peshka (100 breaststroke, 1:26.61).

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Send us your calendar news: news@plainvillecitizen.com PHS coach Chris Zagorski was pleased with the work his guys turned in. “Newington is a very talented team with a lot of strong upperclassmen in their ranks. I think it was good for us to see how a team at their level competes race to race,” the first-year head man said, pointing out that Newington is a Class LL school. “This was our first meet against a team not in Class S this season and I think we did very well,” Zagorski stated. “There were a lot of close races and I think a few of the kids may have surprised themselves with how improved they are coming out of winter break. We hadn’t had a meet for two weeks so it was good to get back into that competitive atmosphere again. I think we are in a great position going into the conference part of our schedule in the upcoming weeks.” -- John Pettit contributed to this article.

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TOYOTA CAMRY 2003

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SUV’S

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The bargains to be found in Marketplace are real heart stoppers!

DODGE STRATUS 2003 $3,288 4 Cylinder, 4 Speed Automatic 30 Day 1,500 MILE Warranty BUY HERE - PAY HERE!

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HONDA CIVIC 1993 COUPE 4-cyl. Black w/gray interior. AM/FM/cassette. Dependable. $1,800 Moon Roof. Spoiler. 5 Speed Automatic. 1.6L. New battery, new tires, new radiator, new front brakes, new front shocks and struts. Runs well at 219,350 miles. Bill at 860 620 1744 Southington, CT

Tenemos una gran variedad de camionetas y de carros nuevos y usados! Favor de llamar a Ryan Montalvo (203) 250-5949 Need an Automobile? We have a huge variety of new and used cars and trucks! Please call Ryan Montalvo at (203) 250-5949.

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CARS Starting At $199 Down VOLKSWAGEN JETTA 2006 4 Door PZEV Sedan, Automatic $8988 Stock# 9932A

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PETS & LIVESTOCK BULLDOGS, Yorkie, Yorkie-Poo, Chihuahua, Boxers, Beagle, Shih-Tzu, Bostons, German Shepherds, Labs, mixed breeds, rescues available. Kittens avail. $250+. 860-930-4001. FREE Kittens to a good home. They were born on Dec 1st. Call 203-237-1701

ATTIC & BASEMENTS CLEANED GARY Wodatch Demolition Svs Sheds, pools, decks, garages. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430 GARY WODATCH Debris Removal Of Any Kind. Homeowners, Contractors. Quick, Courteous Svc. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723 Cell 860558-5430

Pete In The Pickup Junk Removal No Job too Big/Small We Do it All 203-886-5110

CARPENTRY

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CHILD CARE

HOME Day Care Has Openings from 6 wks - 12 years old. Homework Help & Preparation for Kindergarten. Music Field Trips & More. Day care runs from 6:30am - 5pm Call for more information 203-686-0828

ELECTRICAL SERVICE

HANDYPERSONS

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ROOFING

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Pete In The Pickup A-1 HANDYMANPLUS CT Reg #606277. Give us a Call - WE DO IT ALL! Free estimates. 203-631-1325

Junk Removal No Job too Big/Small We Do it All 203-886-5110

LANDSCAPING Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Sunrms, Additions

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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ALBERTS HOME REPAIRS Remodeling, Windows, Doors, Siding, Decks, Floors Lic & ins #623837 203-592-1148

IF You don’t have time to clean your house, call me. I will do everything you wish for a great price. Good job, fully insured. Call Renata (860) 538-7963 or Email: roniowa@wp.pl POLISH Ladies Will clean your house. Professional, friendly. Exc. refs. Aneta’s Cleaning 860-839-5339 COMMERCIAL & Residential cleaning done by experienced lady. Good job, insured & friendly prices. Call Rose (203) 3436641 or Email: roseangela7230@att.net

JUNK REMOVAL

JUNK REMOVAL Demolition, Interior Painting, Dump Truck Services. Wilson Bros Landscaping LLC We Beat ALL Competitors Pricing Filing#0004731561 Contact Deane 203 631-0801

IF YOU MENTION THIS AD SNOWPLOWING Yard Clean-Ups Brush, Branches, Leaves STORM DAMAGE

Hallmark Painting and Wallpapering LLC Interior/Exterior Res/ Comm Insured HIC# 0634264 Call 203-269-3369 W I NT E R P AI N T IN G S P E C IA LS Condos, Apts., Rooms Popcorn Ceilings, Drywall Repair, & Basements. Call Eddie 203-824-0446 Lic 569864

AFFORDABLE Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192

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Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves.

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MATTRESS SET: Brand name Queen pillow top mattress and foundation NEW in plastic. Must sell! $150. Call/Text Jim 860-709-7667

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 24 People Needed TO LOSE 5-100 POUNDS! DR. RECOMMENDED! GUARANTEED! (203) 715-2779

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CARS STARTING AT $199 DOWN 24 MO/24000 MI WARRANTY LET US GIVE YOU A FRESH START Tax, Title, Fees Additional Apply Now BChevynow.com Jack 1-866-879-1616

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Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Sunrms, Additions

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GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430 ROOFING, SIDING WINDOWS AND MORE Free Estimates/Fully Insured Reg #604200/Member BBB 860-645-8899

JEWELRY

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

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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.

CRYSTAL Lake Equestrian Center Middletown, CT Horse Back Riding Lessons, Pony Rides/Parties, Boarding & Clinics! Gift Certificates Available for the Holidays! (203) 631-8324 KEROSUN OMNi 15 Kerosene Heater $35. 203-265-7598

Always Buying All Contents of Estates. Antique, old toys & collectibles. furniture, costume jewelry, etc. Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 S. Orchard St. Wallingford. 203-269-4975 or 203-284-3786 Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm ALWAYS BUYING CASH PAID Vintage Electronics, Amps, Musical Instruments, Guitars, Radios, Ham Equipment, CB, HiFi, Audio Equipment. 860-707-9350

ALWAYS Buying Handtools, Old, used & antique handtools. Carpentry, Machinist, Engraving & Workbench tools. If you have old/used tools that are no longer being used, Call with confidence. Fair & friendly offers. Please Call Cory 860322-4367

ALWAYS Buying Handtools, Old, used, and antique handtools. Carpentry, Machinist, Engraving and Workbench tools. If you have old or used tools that are no longer being used, call with confidence. Fair & friendly offers. Please call Cory 860-322-4367

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT

GUTTERS

We do all the labor. Registered and insured. Free on-site estimate. Call Ed

Stock# 4104A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy

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

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(203) 639-1634 Gonzalez Construction 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

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES

Appl’s, Furniture, Junk, Debris, etc WE CAN REMOVE ANYTHING Entire house to 1 item removed! FREE ESTIMATES*LIC & INS. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING

PEMBROOK Welsh Corgi, 1 male & 1 female, 1 1/2 yrs old, spayed & neutered, have chips, all shots up to date. Heartbroken-Can’t keep because of health issues. $800 firm each. Prefer they stay together. (203) 238-0206 SHIH TZU Puppies, male and female. Also Chihuahua/Shih Tzu puppies and female adult Chihuahua/Shih Tzu. Very good price. Call (203) 600-9560

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

TREE SERVICES

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

4WD, Automatic. $4988 Stock#9385C

SERVICES OFFERED

HOUSE CLEANING

EL GUAPO THE ELECTRICIAN Small Electrical Jobs Welcome CT #E10194715. Insured 203-440-0239 or 860-324-0874

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

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FENCING

HORSE CARE NEEDED Part Time AM & PM Experience preferred, but will train the right person. 203-272-6593 or 203-213-8833

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

NEW England Tree Service LLC, fully licensed & insured. Top quality work, 24 hr storm service. Refs avail. Free est. CT Reg 0608736. Call (203) 699-TREE

PETS & LIVESTOCK ATTENTION DOG OWNERS! Dog Obedience Classes starting Jan 14th at Cheshire Park & Rec. Bruce Gianetti, Phil Huntington, & Kathy Queen - Instructors. Call 203-272-2743 9am-4pm. After 6pm Call 203-235-4852.

100% SEASONED Hardwood Cut, Split and Delivered. $200/cord; $125/half cord. Pick Up Available 203-294-1775 www.lavignestreeservicellc.com HEARTHMATE Wood/coal stove. Can be used as fireplace insert or free standing. Takes 20” wood. Asking $325. Call (860) 349-1513 after 5pm.

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH

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

203-235-8431 MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS

Music By Roberta TO Place your Marketplace ad today, call 203-238-1953, anytime 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday.

PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION CLASS Required for CT applicants. $110 Call 203-415-1144

Performance & Instruction. Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome. Piano Lessons Beginner to Intermediate. (203) 630-9295


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Thursday, January 10, 2013 — The Plainville Citizen HOUSES FOR RENT WALLINGFORD Easy Rt. 91, Split Level, 3/4 BRs, 2 Full Baths, Hdwd Fl, Appl Kitchen. Sliders to private back yard. $1700/mo. Sec/Refs. Call Bill 203 265-5729

CONDOMINIUMS FOR RENT

CHESHIRE Lovely 2 bdrm., 1 1/2 baths Townhouse with sliders to patio and wooded yard. Near I84. No dogs please. Parking in front of unit. $1050 per month. Call 203-464-7544 MERIDEN 1 BR Stove and refrigerator included. No pets. $750 + security. (203) 376-1259

APARTMENTS FOR RENT CHESHIRE - 4 Rooms Appliances, 1 Level, Deck. No Pets. Convenient to 691 & 84. $1225/Month. Includes Heat & Garage. Call 203-393-1117 CHESHIRE Huge Apt! 1BR, Pvt driveway, tankless sys. Fully appl’d kitchen/laundry. Easy access to hwys. Pets welcome. $900/sec. Avail 2/1 203 439-1503

Flanders West Apts Southington

Studio & 1 Bedroom Apts Affordable Housing for qualified applicants 50 yrs of age or older. Amenities Include: Computer Learning Center, TV/ Games Lounge, Laundry Facilities, Off Street Parking, Free Bus Service to local shopping ctrs. On site: Resident Serv. Coord. Small Pets Accepted Please call 860-621-3954 for information. TTY: 711

MER. Furnished Apts. East Side Incl Heat, HW, Elec. 1 BR, 1st Fl, $845/mo+sec. 1BR, 2nd Fl $801 /mo+sec. 203-630-3823 12pm8pm or Meridenrooms.com MERIDEN 1 BR, 1st Fl. Offstreet parking. Wall to Wall Carpets, Appls, $795 Per Month Heat & HW incl. No pets. Security & refs req. Call 203 238-7133

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd. 2 BR Available Ask About One Month Free! Starting at $800. Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 2 bedroom 3rd fl avail immed $600-$650 sec deposit 1st months No Pets Mike (860) 305-1642

MERIDEN 2 BR Available Heat, Hot Water & Appliances incl. Off-Street parking. Available for immediate move in. Starting at $800 per month. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN 2 BR, 1 Flr. Liberty St. Recently renovated. Stove & refrig. WD hookup. Off st parking. Yard. Bsmnt storage. Sec 8 approved. $875. 203- 506-6398

MERIDEN 2 BR Spacious Apt Appliances included. $750. Available now. Contact Larry Jenkins 860 857-3621 MERIDEN 2 BR, 1st Floor Large Apt. 38 Summer St. WD Hookup, Free Parking. Hardwood Floors. $850. (203) 223-0333 MERIDEN 2 BR, 2nd Fl. Off st parking, freshly painted, washer/dryer. $850/mo. Section 8 approved. Grant St. No dogs. Call 203-213-3951

APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD 2BR Very Neat & Very Clean. Appliances, Laundry Hookups, Off St Parking. No Pets. No smoking. 1 Yr Lease. $900. 203-631-5219 WALLINGFORD Studio Apt. Kitch, BA, Walk in Closet. Heat & Electric Included. $725/mo. Ref & Sec Call 203-284-8890

WALLINGFORD- No. Main St, 1 bedroom, large 3 room apt, cherry cabinets, stainless steel appliances, w/d hookup, off st parking. No pets. $975/mo. Call 203 641-3182

MERIDEN 5 RM 1st Flr. HW Flrs, Gas, Clean, Quite, Available Feb 1st. $900/mo. no utilities. Sec. & 1st mo. Call 203238-4882 or 203-721-0090

WALLINGFORD-Duplex 2BR, LR. Tiled Bath. Kitchen w/stove & fridge. Laundry hookups. $950 + utils. 2 mos sec dep. Agents RE (203) 949-0500

MERIDEN Crown Village. Large 2BR Recently Remodeled w/ HW Floors. $925/mo. includes heat & hot water. Call 203-856-6472 MERIDEN Large 2 BR, 1.5 Baths, 1st FL. WD hookup. Off st parking. Randolph Ave. $695 /mo. 2 mos security + application fee req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN Studio Apartment for Rent. $600/mo. Call 203-9036413 or 203-440-1123 MERIDEN-4BR 2nd & 3rd Floor. Liberty St. Recently Renovated Stove & Refrig, W/D hkup, OffSt Parking, Yard, Storage. Sec 8 approved. $1275 203 506-6398 MERIDEN. 1 BR, Heat Included, $800. 9 Guiel Place. Call 203-376-2160 or 203-213-6175

SOUTHINGTON Two family Near 691. Renovated. 2nd floor. 2 BR, parking. Heat & HW included. $995 per month. 860 628-0175 or 860 919-6212 WALLINGFORD 1BR 70 Center Street $750/mo. Call Mike 203-213-6175 or 203-376-2160 WALLINGFORD 2 BR 1st Flr Recently redecorated, YMCA area. Off St. Park, NO PETS. Avali. Feb 1st. $925/mo. + util. 203-269-2575 WALLINGFORD 2 BR Apt In 2 Family Home. Nice Area. Modern. Stove & Refrig. Nice yard. Off St parking. $1000. No Pets. 203-654-6190

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ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Includes Heat, HW, Elec, Kit Priv. East Side. Off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or www.Meridenrooms.com

GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT

Wallingford/Durham 10’ x 20’ & 20’ X 45’ With electricity & heat Available Now. 203-751-1977

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HELP WANTED DELIVERY Drivers/Independent contractors. Need reliable vehicles for same day deliveries. Call 1-800-818-7958. DRIVER Class A or B, Tanker, Hazmat, TWIC Card, Cur. Medical. Apply at Tuxis Ohrs 80 Britannia St., Meriden DRIVERS part time nights and weekends. Apply in person Hancock’s Pharmacy, 840 E. Main St, Meriden 203-235-6323

Job Fair January 11th DATTCO Middletown Terminal 131 Tuttle Road Middletown, CT 9:30 am to 1 pm

MERIDEN By Owner to Settle an Estate. 3 BR, Family Room, Finished Basement, 3.5 Baths, Screened Porch. 20 South View Street (203) 691-0046 (203) 237-7555

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SOUTHINGTON ROUTE Early Morning Hours W Center St Beecher St Raynor Ave Summit St N Summit St Connecticut Ave Ford St W Main St 64 papers $5,000 annually

MEDICAL CAREERS OPEN POSITIONS! Miller Memorial Community, Meriden's choice for excellence in senior residential Healthcare services, has the following openings. RN Supervisors -3 p-11 p, Full Time and Per Diem RNs, Weekend On-Call - Excellent On-Call Bonus RN Charge Nurse - 3 p - 11 p (Full Time) LPNs - Weekends (Per Diem) CNAs -3 p-11 p; 11 p-7 a (Full Time) and Per Diem

If you are retired but not tired, a parent with kids who would like to bring your children to work with you or just looking for good work with good people, come see us.

203-634-3933

MMCI offers very competitive wages and benefits (where they apply). Drug testing and criminal background check required. Applicants must be Connecticut licensed. If you are willing to go the extra mile for your patients and are truly interested in person-centered care, please apply to:

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$9,900 annually WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 5 Rooms First Floor. Good locale. Fully Applianced. Wall to Wall. NO pets. Utilities not included. Lease & Security Required. $875 Month 203 848-7955

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MERIDEN. Spacious studio apt, on bus line, gas heat, $525./mo plus utils. No pets. Sec & ref. (203) 982-3042

PLANTSVILLE 1 BR, 1 BA, Convenient 2nd flr. Available 15th of month. $700/mo. plus sec. dep. Call 860-276-9588

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WINTER SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $695/month. HEAT, HOT WATER & ELECTRIC INCLUDED. Private balcony. 203-639-4868

MERIDEN. 3 BR, 1st flr in 2 family house. $950/mo. Newly remodeled. No pets. Avail now. 203-500-9080 or 203-500-9090

MERIDEN. West side. Clean 1st flr studio, heat, hw, electric. Hdwd flrs. $780/ mo plus sec. 12pm-8pm, 203-634-1195 or www.meridenrooms.com

To Start Your New Career

WALLINGFORD- 1BR STUDIO Kitchen, Stove & Refrigerator incl. Centrally located- $525. ALSO 2 Rm Apt - $675. No pets. 2 mo sec + refs. 203-265-0698

MERIDEN 2-3 BR 2nd Floor Apt. Freshly painted. Nice area w/parking. $850/mo incl. fridge & stove. No utils, pets or smoking. 1 yr lease. Credit check & refs. req. Sec & 1st mo rent. Call 203-608-8348.

MERIDEN Crown Village 2 BR Just renovated. Heat & Hot Water included. Pool access. $895 per month plus security. L & E Prop Mgmt 203-886-8808.

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MERIDEN Avallable modern 2 BR ranch unit. Stove, refrigerator, W/W carpet, garage, laundry. Off st. parking. $950/mo + utils. Sec & lease. Call 203-217-9229

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

Personnel Manager

HELP WANTED

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160 papers $2,300 annually

Call Circulation Recruitment Dept.

Marketplace Ads (203) 238-1953

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HELP WANTED

PUBLIC Safety Officer needed for Lincoln College of New England, 2279 Mt. Vernon Rd., Southington. Weekends and weekdays. P/T position. Please stop by to fill out an application. VAN Driver needed for Lincoln College of New England, 2279 Mt. Vernon Rd., Southington. Weekends and weekdays. Public Service license or CDL, Class B with a P endorsement required. Please stop by to fill out an application.


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