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Volume 9, Number 46

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Eagle Scout’s project transforms Veterans Park By Robin Lee Michel The Plainville Citizen

If two rounds of applause and accolades from multiple well-wishers are a gauge of a job well done, Mercurio Evangelista Jr. was very successful in beautifying Veterans Memorial Park, located on the corner of Maple and Whiting streets in Plainville. Evanglista, of Plainville, recently completed his Eagle Scout project to improve the park, which had many overgrown shrubs and plants, and landscaping that needed revitalization.

Last Thursday, during Veterans Day ceremonies, William Cancelli, American Legion Department chaplain, Post 199, presented a plaque to the Scout in gratitude for his project. “It’s a beautiful park,” Cancelli said. “They were looking for someone to do this project,” the 18-year-old Evangelista said, referring to the Parks and Recreation Department. The first step was to design the layout and plan where new plants would be positioned. In the meantime, sections of the park, includ-

Citizen photo by Robin Lee Michel

Veterans representing several branches of the military and associated organizations listen to William Cancelli, American Legion chaplain, Post 199, make a public statement to those men and women who performed military service. A small ing the Whiting Street side, Parks and Recreation Com- crowd of veterans and residents gathered at Vetmission. were overgrown. erans Memorial Park for Bulger said he and the oth“People couldn’t see the the ceremony. park from the street,” said Bill Bulger, who serves on the

See Project, page 15

Council to mediate with school board; automated trash plan still on hold

Art league exhibition

By Robin Lee Michel The Plainville Citizen Town councilors covered a lot of territory Monday during its second consecutive marathon meeting, with more than an hour-long discussion on resolving the situation regarding its multiple unanswered requests for financial details from the board of education.

An additional hour was spent deliberating over the proposed automatic waste and recycling collection, an item which was in position for a possible vote. State Senator-Elect Jason Welch was welcomed, Probate Judge Heidi Famiglietti introduced Bristol Probate Judge Andre Dorval who detailed the

See Council, page 27

Rally enlightens students about sterotyping, bullying Photo courtesy of the Art League of Plainville

The Art League of Plainville’s 50th Annual Fall Art Show and Sale is on display during November at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. Award winners were selected from 48 pieces of art, and ribbons were presented at the opening. Dee Krampitz stands with the 50th Annual Fall Art Show sign and her train painting, “Taking on Water,” which won the Excellence in Art Award. See all results on page 15.

By Julie Sopchak The Plainville Citizen For one day at Plainville High School, students stopped the bullying and listened to their peers as they shared personal experiences of times they were put down. Make a Difference Day

happened on Wednesday, Nov. 10, and consisted of assemblies which, as a whole, ran from 8 a.m. to noon. The first assembly consisted of a discussion about bully legislation and behaviors that constitute as bullying or

See Rally, page 15


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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, November 18, 2010

Plainville Tim Hortons among 36 locations closed Plainville location also was a Cold Stone Creamery, a gourmet ice cream business. There were 11 Tim Hortons locations in Connecticut. Franchisees Jeff and Shelley Schneider had relocated from New Jersey to Southington to operate the store. Jeff Schneider did not return telephone messages. “It took us all by surprise,” said Mark DeVoe, Plainville

director of planning and economic development, who was out of the office on Nov. 11 for Veterans Day. DeVoe later spoke with Jeff Schneider. The town planner said as far as he knows, store owners were called one day and asked to close the doors. “What he [Schneider] reported to me, it was essentially hang up the closed sign,” DeVoe said. The town planner said he

knows the decision to close down this market area was made by the corporation. “I think they were doing rather well,” DeVoe said, ac-

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Thursday, November 18, 2010 — The Plainville Citizen

As nature rests, Tomasso Nature Park closes for the season

The final Thursday morning walk was held at The Tomasso Nature Park on Nov. 11. However, group tours may be arranged for all ages until weather turns bad. This has been an excep-

tionally beautiful autumn at the park. One day a pair of Great Blue Heron showed up for a fishing outing and two swans put on a display of flying skills — they are huge! Ducks and Canada Geese

are in the three ponds in abundance. However, the painted turtles are already deep in the mud, dreaming of springtime. Signs of repopulation of cottontails are seen, but coyotes also leave their sign, so watch out bunnies! In the snow of winter, I

have seen wild turkey and white tailed deer signs, especially around the oak trees. My associate Sue Holcomb is hard at work on new ideas for next year. We can’t wait for school and Scout tours in the springtime. This photo is one I

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Love them, then serve them unteer workers. They provide a variety of services which includes, but are not limited to: food, clothing, health and beauty aids, health screenings, food deliveries, Bible studies and nursing home concerts. Music lessons are offered for a donation of any size to the pantry’s mission fund. For the holiday seasons they provide Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets. The children receive gifts at Christmas. For the Christmas and Thanksgiving seasons, they are seeking donations of turkeys, grocery food items, warm clothing (used or new) and toys for the children. The pantry’s aim for 2011 is to find a building with ample parking to house the facility because it has outgrown the limited area that it is now occupying. The S.D.A. Food Pantry seeks to maintain its standards that after each visit, each recipient leaves with not only their needed food and clothing but also their

The Plainville Municipal Center will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 25 and 26, in observance of Thanksgiving. The Plainville Senior Center will open Thursday at 11:30 a.m. for lunch only and will be closed Friday. (Participants must call the senior center to reserve a spot for Thanksgiving lunch.) The Plainville Public Library will be closed Thursday and open Friday and Saturday. All municipal offices will open again on Monday, Nov. 29. Refuse collection for Thursday and Friday will take place Friday and Saturday. For more information call the municipal center at (860) 793-0221.

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Downtown Tree Lighting

The annual Downtown Tree Lighting will be held Thursday, Dec. 2 starting at

the firehouse, 77 W. Main St., with a carol sing, concert, remarks from town officials, the tree lighting by a lucky student and the arrival of Santa Claus on a fire truck.

The event will continue with music and trolley rides and open stores for holiday shopping.

Toys for Tots at Tunxis The Student Activities Office at Tunxis Community College, Farmington, is a drop-off spot for Toys for Tots. Collection time is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The collection will end Dec. 6.

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Holiday fair at Arbor Rose On Saturday, Nov. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Arbor Rose at Jerome Home, located at 975 Corbin Ave. in New Britain, will be presenting its Holiday Craft Fair. Crafts are made by Arbor Rose residents, vendors include wellknown commercial products, vintage and contemporary jewelry, home décor, soy candles, gourmet food and chocolates, wall hangings,

holiday decorations, bird houses, baby blankets, and children’s clothing. Profits will benefit the Arbor Rose resident activity fund.

People of the Season concert The Plainville Choral Society will present “People of the Season” on Friday, Dec. 3 and Saturday, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m., at the Middle School of Plainville, Northwest Drive. There is a charge to attend. Tickets can be purchased at Dancingly Yours, Family Barber Shop, Irene’s Culinary in Forestville, Feet First, Bristol, J.P. Jewelers, Plainville Senior Center, and Saints in Southington. For more information, call (860) 747-5695 or visit www.pcsmusic.org .

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Festive Family Fun Day

The Historical Society Inc., 29 Pierce St., is having a Festive Family Fun Day at the Open House on Sunday, Dec. 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. The store will be decked out for the holidays. Rose Stanley has been working on various baskets for sale. She has some small ones, which would serve as hostess gifts or grab bags, and some larger ones that could be for Christmas gifts. There are also new items to see at the store. Each of the rooms on the second floor will have a different activity, from making decorations for the Christmas tree to bird feeders. Downstairs there will be games in the barn room with prizes for the winners. Fami-

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The Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill, is having a Craft/Vendor Fair on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Applications for the Sleigh Bells Craft/Vendor Fair are available by calling the church office at (860) 747-2328 or Donna Burns at (860) 747-1262 and an application will be sent.

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A Thanksgiving Eve ecumenical worship will take place at the Grace Lutheran Church, 222 Farmington Ave. on Sunday, Nov. 21, 7 p.m. An offering will be received in two ways: non-perishable food items can be brought to the worship, and these will go to the Plainville Community Food Pantry; cash gifts will go to support Food For Friends, the free community meals offered to those in need every Wednesday by the Conference of Churches, hosted at the Congregational Church of Plainville. Everyone is invited to this ecumenical Thanksgiving Eve worship.

Redeemers AME Zion Church, 110 Whiting St., is sponsoring a Holiday Pie Sale. The church will have apple, pumpkin and sweet potato pies for sale. Call (203) 725-5853 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. to order. Apples were donated by Rogers Orchards. Leave a name, address, phone number, best time to call, the type and number of pies you wish to order. For more information contact Jennifer Grant,-coordinator at (203) 725-5853 or by email jengrant08@yahoo.com (reference “Redeemers Pie Sale” in the subject line or the order may be missed).

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From left to right, Bob and Nancy Burns with granddaughter, Emily Corriveau, survey the collection of Christmas shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child, an international ministry of Samaritan’s Purse. Last year, more than 8 million impoverished children worldwide received the shoe box presents. Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill, is one of the few area churches that takes part in the collection.

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Fred Henne Fred H. Henne, 97, of Kensington, died Nov. 8, 2010, at L e d g e c re s t Care Center in Kensington. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 60 years, Gertrude (Johnson) Henne, who died in 2006. He was born in Heidelberg, Germany, and was a former New Britain and Plainville resident, moving to Kensington in 1946. He was a tool and die maker in the hardware division of Stanley Works for 35 years, retiring in 1978. He was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Kens-

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Obituaries

Gladys Wood

Gladys Mary (Dolan) Wood, of Southington, lost her 23-year battle with rheumatoid arthritis and is now at peace. She died Nov. 3, 2010, at Central Connecticut Hospital, New Britain Campus, with her entire family at her side.

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Mary Ida Dolan R.S.M. (Sisters of Mercy); and brother, Thomas Dolan, of Tennessee. The funeral was held Nov. 5, 2010, at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington. Mass followed at St. Dominic Church, Southington. A private burial was held at St. James Cemetery, Naugatuck. Memorial donations may be made to St. Dominic School Scholarship Fund, 1050 Flanders Road, Southington, CT 06489 or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 20 Batterson Park Road, Farmington, CT 06032.

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The Plainville Citizen Thursday, November 18, 2010

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Thanksgiving: top day Coffee with Bobby honors officer for cooking fires To the community: As time passes, it’s been 33 years since our brother officer, Robert M. Holcomb (Badge 9), was shot and killed in the line of duty on Nov. 21, 1977. As we do every year since his death, members of the Plainville Police Department, active and retired, will meet with the Holcomb family at St. Joseph’s Cemetery on Farmington Avenue Holcomb on this Sunday morning, Nov. 21, at 9 a.m., to have “coffee with Bobby.” I realize that most of our active members of the department never worked with Officer Holcomb and only know of him by the accounts of his death.

Officer Bobby Holcomb was a Plainville native. After high school he joined the United States Marines and did two tours of duty in Vietnam. After serving his country, he came back to Plainville and joined the Plainville Police Department. A veteran officer of five years, he gave his life for his community. Since his death, our department has been committed to keeping his memory alive, knowing that the fate that met Bobby Holcomb that rainy November night could happen to anyone of us at any time. I ask all of you to find the time to meet Sunday morning at 9 a.m. with the Holcomb family to show them our continued commitment in honoring our fallen brother. Hope to see all of you there, Sgt. Chic Smedick President of the Plainville Police Association

Government Meetings

Thursday, Nov. 18 Economic Development Agency, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22 Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 25, Friday, Nov. 26 Municipal offices closed. Monday, Nov. 29 Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1 Inland Wetlands Commission, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2 Insurance Commission, Municipal Center, 7 p.m.

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Senior Citizens Committee, senior center, noon. Monday, Dec. 6 Town Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7 Citizens and Properties Owners Association of Plainville, library, 7 p.m. Water Advisory Committee, Municipal Center, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8 Conservation Commission, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m.

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The National Fire Protection Association urges caution when preparing for Thanksgiving dinner this year. Thanksgiving remains the leading day for cooking fires, with three times as many cooking fires as an average day. That’s according to statistics by the nonprofit NFPA, which also found that cooking equipment fires are still the leading cause of U.S. home fires and fire injuries, and the third leading cause of fire deaths. On Thanksgiving 2008, U.S. fire departments responded to 1,300 home cooking fires compared to 420 such fires on an average day. “Thanksgiving is a holiday of feasting, but it’s also a day of intense cooking, when stovetops and ovens are working overtime,” says Lorraine Carli, NFPA’s vice president of communications. “These culinary activities bring an increased risk of fire particularly when people are trying to prepare several dishes while entertaining friends and family.” According to NFPA, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated annual average of 154,700 home structure fires involving cooking equipment between 2004 and 2008. These fires caused an average of 460 civilian deaths, 4,850 reported civilian fire injuries, and $724 million in direct property damage. Overall, these incidents accounted for two of every five (41 percent) reported home fires, 17 percent of home fire deaths, more than one-third (37 percent) of home fire injuries, and 11 percent of the direct property damage resulting from home fires. Three of every five people (59 percent) injured in a cooking fire were hurt when they tried to fight the fire themselves. Unfortunately, little

progress has been made in reducing deaths from home cooking fire. The average of 460 deaths per year in 2004-08 was only 7 percent lower than the 500 per year in 19801984. Meanwhile, fire rates among other types of home fires have steadily declined. Unattended cooking was by far the leading contributing factor in cooking equipment fires. Ranges or cooktops were involved in the majority (59 percent) of home cooking fire incidents; ovens accounted for 16 percent. Clothing was the item first ignited in less than 1 percent of these fires, but these incidents accounted 15 percent of the cooking fire deaths. NFPA offers the following cooking safety tips. Cook with caution: Be on alert! If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol, don’t use the stove or stovetop. Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, or broiling food. If you leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the stove. If you are simmering, baking, roasting, or boiling food, check it regularly, remain in the home while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking. Keep anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains — away from your stovetop. If you have a cooking fire: Just get out! When you leave, close the door behind you to help contain the fire. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number after you leave. If you try to fight the fire, be sure others are getting out and you have a clear way out. Keep a lid nearby when you’re cooking to smother small grease fires. Smother

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Thursday, November 18, 2010 — The Plainville Citizen

Project Continued from page 1

er commissioners came up with the idea to engage an Eagle Scout to tackle the Veterans Memorial Park project and contacted several local troops. Evanglista met at the park with David Emery, superintendent of buildings and grounds, and Colin Regan, director of the Parks and Recreation Department, to learn what they would like accomplished. Evangelista, who belongs to Boy Scout Troop 30, had to acquire the needed materials such as plants and mulch, and rally and organize volunteers to work Oct. 9 and 10. He also had to raise hundreds of dollars before the first spade of soil was turned. Bushes fronting Whiting Street were removed. Other details included power washing the monuments and installing several wrought iron benches

Citizen photo by Robin Lee Michel

William Cancelli, American Legion chaplain, Post 199, presents a plaque to Mercurio Evanglista Jr., of Plainville, who as his Eagle Scout project beautified Veterans Memorial Park. The presentation, accompanied by a round of applause, was made at the Veterans Day ceremony. that had been previously purchased by the town. Muncipal employees installed the concrete pads to which the benches were bolted.

A veterans organization purchased a new American flag and new MIA (Missing in Action) flag. Bulger said the Eagle

Scout “did a ton of work” and “it looks great.” It’s important for people to know that this was a joint effort between Evanglista, the Town of Plainville and Parks and Recreation Commission, he said. To Bulger’s knowledge, this is the first time an Eagle Scout performed a project for the town. “I would absolutely do it again,” he said. Speaking for the parks department and commission, he said everyone thought the final product was terrific. The town received several phone calls from people commenting on the project, Bulger said. “He deserves the recognition. Nice job,” he said. Other Scouts looking for community projects are encouraged to contact the Parks and Recreation Department, (860) 747-6022, or a member of the commission. There are numerous other tasks related to the parks that need to be completed, Bulger said.

Rotary Club citrus sale

The Rotary Club of Plainville will have its annual citrus sale Saturday, Nov. 20, at Plainville High School, J. Timothy’s, and Wheeler Regional Family YMCA, 9 a.m. to noon. Advance orders can be placed by calling Jay Steeves at (860) 793-9272 or (860) 833-1199. There is a limited number available at the three locations.

Christmas tree sale

The Plainville High School Parent Advisory Committee will hold a Christmas tree sale on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the high school parking lot, on Route 10. Proceeds will be used to fund student activities. For more information, call Bernie Dostaler at (860) 747-3295.

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Photo courtesy of the Art League of Plainville

Fran Baillargeion captures the season in “Autumn Afternoon,” which received the Pastel Award.

Art league posts annual awards The Art League of Plainville’s 50th Annual Fall Art Show and Sale is on display during November at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. Judging the event was Bill Kluba, an art professor at Tunxis Community College. Awards went to George Nowak, Best In Show Award, sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama, West Hartford; Dee Krampitz, Excellence In Art Award, sponsored by Blick Art Materials, Plainville; Nancy Giudice, Judge’s Choice Award, sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama, West Hartford; Fran Baillargeon, Pastel Award, sponsored by Picture Fame, Plainville; Carolyn Butts, First Place Oil/Acrylics Award, sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama, West Hartford;. Linda DeLuca, Second Place Oil/Acrylics Award; Rita Rival, Third Place Oil/Acrylics Award;. Ellen Couture, Watercolor Award; Donna Corbino, Multi-Medium Award; Honorable mention awards went to Mary Ehrich, Warren Johnson, Phyllis Bailey, Emma Amodio and Rita Rival.

discriminatory. The second assembly began with something a little more lighthearted, called the “candy experiment.” Student volunteers went up and down the aisles of the auditorium, fishing out two juniors, two sophomores and two freshmen to participate in the experiment. Once gathered, the students sat at a table on stage where teacher Pam Gervasio would drop the instructions on them. “I want everyone to put their hands behind their back,” she said. “Now the first person to get the wrapper off the candy without using their hands, wins the rest of the candy.” A fun game, it seems, but after the competition ended, Gervasio pointed out what it’s like to not have the use of hands, as some people have to live every day. After the candy experiment, student volunteers did another demonstration, one about put-downs and namecalling. A student covered from head to toe in signs with slurs like “loser,” “ugly,” “stoner,” and “skinhead.” One by one the volunteers yanked them off, calling out

Citizen photo by Julie Sopchak

During the Make a Difference Day at Plainville High School, a student is covered in signs to illustrate how derogatory labels obscure who the person really is inside. each slur as they went, uncovering the person underneath. “You have obscured who this person is by putting labels on them,” Gervasio said. The real meat of the assembly came next, when a panel of 12 students each read an essay about their personal experiences being bullied and put down by their peers. Ryan Patterson took the mic and read an essay written by his sister, Sara, who had difficulties growing up.

“I put the trust in my friends to always be there for me,” read Patterson from the essay. “I would do the same for them.” In the essay, Patterson talks about how her family arranged a surprise birthday party for her, but upon arriving at the party’s venue, none of her friends had shown up. “It made me feel so alone,” she wrote. “Like I had no one to turn to.”

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Balloonists meet — The 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, email info@lighterthanair.org .

Bingo — Veterans of Foreign Wars Madeley-Roberts Post 574 men hold open bingo every Thursday, at 6:30 p.m., at post headquarters, 7 Northwest Drive at the corner of Route 10. The public is invited. Information: call Earl Carey at (860) 747-5400. Foster parenting information session — Wheeler Clinic, 88 East St. will hold an informational session on foster parenting during an open house on Thursday, Nov. 18. This no-obligation open house provides information about the clinic’s therapeutic foster care pro-

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Thursday, November 18, 2010 — The Plainville Citizen

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al Holiday Country Fair on Friday, Nov. 19, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair includes many holiday (fall and Christmas) crafts, our Country Store, bake sale, Swedish coffee rolls, raffles and a great menu. Free Admission. Information: visit www.graceinplainville.org . PARC’s Bowlathon — A bowlathon to benefit PARC — Family-Centered Services for People with Developmental Disabilities, will take place on Saturday, Nov. 20, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Laurel Lanes, New Britain Avenue, Plainville. Information: call Frank Robinson, at (860) 7472918 or (860) 803-7389. Teen center open — Faith Bible Church, 168 Unionville Ave. at Northwest Drive, has a youth center where Plainville teenagers can come Saturday nights, from 7 to 9 p.m., to have fun free of charge. Activities include billiards, ping pong, foosball and other games. For more information, call the church at (860) 747-5209. Town transfer station open — The Town Transfer Station on Granger Lane is open Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and is for Plainville residents only. Identification is required. Information: call the Physical Services Department, (860) 793-0221, ext. 208.

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Fill the truck — Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill, will sponsor Fill the Truck at Gnazzo’s Food Center, 73 East St., on Friday, Nov. 19, 7 a.m., to Sunday, Nov. 21, 7 p.m. All food collected will be donated to the Plainville Community Food Pantry. Thanksgiving Eve worship for all —A Thanksgiving Eve ecumenical worship will take place at the Grace Lutheran Church, 222 Farmington Ave., Sunday, Nov. 21, 7 p.m. An offering will be received in two ways: non-perishable food items can be brought to the worship, and these will go to the Plainville Community Food Pantry; cash gifts will go to support Food For Friends, the free community meals offered to those in need every Wednesday by the Conference of Churches, hosted at the Congregational Church of Plainville. Everyone is invited to this ecumenical Thanksgiving Eve worship.

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Plainville Choral Society — The Plainville Choral Society rehearses Mondays, 7 to 9:30 p.m., at the Gloria Dei Church, 355 Camp St., Bristol. Information: call Mal Cummings, at (860) 7475695, or Maureen Deming, at (860) 559-9781.

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Ancient Free & Accepted Masons — FrederickFranklin Lodge No. 14, A.F. & A. M., meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, except July and August, at the Masonic Temple, 70 E. Main St., Plainville. Information: call (860) 410-9112 or visit the lodge Web site at www.frederick-franklin14.org. Bingo — Veterans of Foreign Wars Madeley-Roberts Post 574 Women’s Auxiliary holds open bingo every Tuesday, at 6:30 p.m., at post headquarters, 7 Northwest Drive at the corner of Route 10. The public is invited. Information: call Earl Carey at (860) 747-5400. Plainville Wind Ensemble — The Plainville Wind Ensemble meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Plainville High School Band room. Information: call the Recreation Department at (860) 747-6022.

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During Veterans Day ceremonies held in Plainville, Alexander Santini, a first-grader at Toffolon Elementary School, presents a thank you card to veterans on behalf of his first-grade class taught by Claire Fournier. Receiving the card is Dale St. Louis, of Plainville, who served in the U.S. Army 25th Division in Korea. He also was commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 574 and state commander.

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Senior Happenings Participants in programs at the Plainville Senior Citizens 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 will be held at the senior citizens center, unless noted. For more information or to register for programs, call the senior center at (860) 747-5728.

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Lorraine T. Binns-G Grear, M.D. Internal Medicine Practice: The Hospital of Central Connecticut Plainville Primary Care, 36 Whiting St., Plainville, 860-747-4377 Education: University of Connecticut School of Medicine; primary care internal medicine internship/residency, University of Connecticut Health Center.

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Plainville Senior Center members or Plainville residents 60years of age or older, who will be alone this Thanksgiving, are invited to come to the senior center, 200 East St., on Thursday, Nov. 25, at 11:30 a.m., and join in a homemade traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. Volunteers will provide transportation for those who need a ride to the center. Let the senior center know if a ride is needed when registering for the dinner or if anyone is homebound and would like a dinner delivered call the senior center by Monday, Nov. 22, at (860) 747-5728.

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Grandparents raising children The Plainville Senior Center will host a program about holidays which are a time to celebrate family but with shopping, baking, wrapping, decorating, and cooking, they can be a time of major stress for grandparents. Explore ways to focus on the true meaning of the holidays on Wednesday, Nov. 24 at 10:30 a.m., at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. This is open to the public. The grandparents’ program provides caregivers an opportunity to share information and support on issues related to child rearing. To register for this free program, call the senior center, (860) 747-5728 by Monday, Nov. 22. Funding for this program is made possible by the Older Americans Act through the North Central Area Agency on Aging.

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Devils top East Catholic, punch playoff ticket By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

Heading into this season, no one — Blue Devils included — could have predicted the Plainville High School football team would end up in the state playoffs. After all, PHS had dropped 20 straight contests, and had been absent from the postseason for more than a decade. “No way. No way in my mind did I ever think that,” Plainville senior Kevin Spence said of the possibility of qualifying for the playoffs this fall. Even eternally optimistic PHS coach Chris Farrell thought the playoffs were a long shot this season. The first-year head man simply wanted to get the program moving in the right direction. “This position came up, and I thought about it. It’s tough. I knew it was going to be a lot of hard work,” Farrell said. But Farrell accepted the challenge, and found that his guys were willing to do what was neccesary to be successful. “These kids are unbelievable and they work so hard,” he said. “They understand that I want nothing but the best for them. And it’s

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Plainville High School football coach Chris Farrell and his team celebrate Friday night at Alumni Field after clinching a spot in the CIAC Class M state playoffs. good that we have that understanding, because they work so hard dayin and day-out because of that.” Last week, Farrell’s leap of faith,

and the Blue Devils’ perseverance were rewarded. Plainville topped East Catholic, 277, Friday night at Alumni Field to se-

Mills captures Class S diving title By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

Maybe it was her work ethic and training. Maybe it was the home pool advantage. Or maybe, on this given day, Mille Mills was simply the best. Last week, Mills, a Plainville High School senior, earned 409.25 points to easily top her competition at the CIAC Class S state diving competition, held Friday at PHS. The Class S runner-up, East Catholic’s Sam Russo, finished nearly 50 points behind the state champ. Mills’ 409.25 points is a career-best for 11 dives, and could earn her All-America status. Her previous high score was 366. The past three seasons, Mills has been under the

tutelage of Berlin High School diving coach Jan Zagorski. BHS doesn’t have a pool, so Berlin divers work out at Plainville High School. “Millie is a very focused athlete,” Zagorski said. “Diving is truly an individual sport. It is difficult to train alone, dive after dive.” Zagorski said Mills, and the Berlin divers, have enjoyed working alongside one another. However, when Mills arrives for practice, she’s not there to socialize. “Millie takes every dive that she does seriously,” Zagorski said. “She gives 100 percent every time she gets on the diving board.” Mills is a two-time Central Connecticut Conference South Division diving champ. As a junior, she finSee Diving, page 24

Early exit Photo by Joe Giuliani

The Central Connecticut Conference South Division champion Plainville High School boys soccer team entered the CIAC Class M state tournament with high hopes. Unfortunately, the Blue Devils’ stay in the postseason was a brief one. Plainville fell to Ellington, 2-1, last week in a second-round state tournament matchup at Alumni Field. The locals ran up a record of 14-3-1 this fall. Pictured: Plainville keeper Kevin Ciotto punches the ball away during Plainville’s 2-0 opening round victory over visiting Ansonia.

cure a spot in the CIAC Class M state playoffs. The Blue Devils improved to 8-1 with the victory. “One of the greatest feelings I’ve ever had,” Plainville senior Leon Stefanski said following the East Catholic game. “I can’t really describe it in words.” PHS last appeared in the state playoffs in 1997. Stefanski, a team captain, said he and his teammates thought the playoffs were within reach when they improved to 4-1, but didn’t allow themselves to look too far down the road. “Now we know it’s a reality,” he said. Having suffered through a winless campaign as a junior, and a 1-10 sophomore season, Kevin Spence was all smiles after the Blue Devils punched their ticket to the playoffs Friday night. “I love every single one of these guys on the team,” he said. “We just push ourselves every day in practice. And this is a great way to go into the playoffs.” “This year we just took it one game at a time,” the senior captain added. “Now we just beat East

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Volleyball coach looks back on rocky season By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

When things are going well, Steve Compson wants everyone to know it. But when things aren’t going so hot, the coach doesn’t try to sugarcoat it. “We had a difficult season this year. We were hit by injuries and, at times, by a lack of desire and mental strength,” Compson said, reflecting on his team’s 6-12 campaign. “We had more than one game when someone needed to dry their eyes after becoming frustrated on the floor, someone not getting the job done. The mental toughness just was not there. Crying after the game is one thing. Crying during the game is another.” As the losses piled up, Compson sensed his troops had become dejected. “It seemed as the season went on that we were willing to settle for being a team that would let balls fall on the

floor without attempting to dig them, that our errors were an anchor around our necks and hearts, holding us down,” he said. Although the Lady Blue Devils didn’t set the world ablaze this fall, the locals ended the season on a good note, winning their last two matches. Also, the PHS spikers raised more than $1,000 for breast cancer research this fall. Prior to its final match of the season, Plainville paid tribute to its senior team members, Justine Walicki and Cristina Mullin. Walicki and Mullin were team captains, along with junior Alle Caponigro. “We will miss Cristina and Justine a great deal,” said Compson. A key defensive player, Walicki was slowed by a concussion and a knee injury this season. Still, the fouryear varsity player hung tough. “Justine would be my first pick as a player for the Super 1172490

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Girls soccer could be formidable in 2011 By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

The way Plainville High School girls soccer coach Leszek Wrona tells it, it just wasn’t the Lady Blue Devils’ day. Plainville faced host Windham in the opening round of the CIAC Class M state tournament Nov. 9 — a chilly, windy day. The field was muddy and in poor shape. On top of that, three minutes into the contest, Plainville junior Jill New-

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junior Lexxi Carroll, attempted to rally her team. Carroll, mourning the loss of her grandmother, sliced the Lady Blue Devils’ deficit in half after the break. But that proved to be the locals’ final goal of the season. Plainville wrapped up its 2010 campaign with a record of 9-7-1. “That’s not bad,” said Wrona. “Overall, they should be very, very proud.” Windham went on to lose to Suffield, 3-0, in Round 2, and finished its season at 117.

nice, but Coach Farrell said “we want to beat Northwest.” The Indians have dominated the annual Plainville-Nor thwest Catholic Turkey Day battle,

compiling a record of 6-0-1. “If we work as hard as we have been, hopefully we’ll be very competitive in that game against Northwest,” Farrell said.

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Catholic. I was waiting for this game all year.” Kevin Waite rushed for two touchdowns against East Catholic (2-7). Chris Kuzia and Adam Foster also scored for Plainville, which led 14-7 through three quarters. Foster, a junior, rushed for more than 150 yards. The Blue Devils will cap their regular season against Northwest Catholic (3-6) Thanksgiving morning in West Hartford. Game time is 10 a.m. Making the playoffs is

ton, an offensive weapon, went down with an injury, a tear of her right ACL. With the Lady Blue Devils rattled, and struggling to gain traction, Windham jumped out to a quick lead and rode it to a 3-1 victory that afternoon. “The other team dominated the beginning of the game, but after awhile, we took over,” Wrona said. “We fought until the last moment,” the veteran coach added. “We tried our best.” Trailing Windham 2-0, Plainville’s leading scorer,

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The Lady Blue Devils lose seven players — all starters — to graduation. They are: Jessica Walker, Lauren Mankowski, Kristine Perreault, Alex Bruno, Kelsey Miller, Kayla Fortin and Becky Slivinksy. “They made a big impact on the performance of the team,” Wrona said of the seniors. In 2011, Plainville will lean heavily on current juniors Newton, Carroll, Megan Dixon and Kelsey Chacho. All four are starters. “Now, they’re running the show,” Wrona said. “Those four are


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Patterson said she learned a lesson to choose friends wisely. “If we were still speaking today, I would ask them, what happened to the trust we had in each other?” she wrote. “And why were you not there for me on my special day, when I was always there for you?”

Jake Ciarcia, a senior, read an essay about his experiences being “bi-curious.” He divulged some of his most private information to an auditorium full of students. He told the school about how he started harboring romantic feelings for an older boy in school, and told his friends before his parents. He said some of his friends stopped talking to him, but that wasn’t what bothered him the most.

“What made me angry was I started being known as the gay best friend,” he said. Ciarcia suggested if anyone feels an attraction for someone of the same sex, to talk to your parents first. “Your parents will handle the situation much more maturely than your friends,” he said. “I made the mistake of saving my dad for last. I wish I hadn’t because he supported me for who I was more than any other person in my life.” Wayne Clark stepped up and talked about how he was bullied for being overweight and also for not really know-

ing his dad. He said he started to retaliate with anger and violence. “It’s not the way to go – it ruined me,” he said. “You’ll get nothing but hurt, physically or emotionally.” Nicole Mahner talked about an experience she had when she witnessed a handicapped person being picked on during several occasions. She said she was afraid to stick up for the person, but she wished she had. “It’s wrong to judge a person in any case,” she said, “but when it’s something they can’t control, it’s twice as wrong in my book.”

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ter press time. Representing Plainville in individual swim events at the state meet were Jen Heslin (200 freestyle, 500 freestyle), Erica Mikulak (200 freestyle, 500 freestyle), Sarah Basile (200 individual medley, 100 backstroke), Megan Farmer (50 freestyle, 100 freestyle), Nicole Rogan (100 butterfly), Emily Zuckerman (100 freestyle, 100 breaststroke), Brittany Rogan (500 freestyle) and Samantha Bradley (100 breaststroke).

Continued from page 21 ished second at the Class S competition, which earned her All-State status. Mills will next compete in the State Open. That event will be held Friday, Nov. 19 at Hamden High School. Mills’ Class S points will be added to the points her teammates earned in the Class S swimming competition, which was held Tuesday, af-

Nicole Marquez wrote an essay about how difficult it still is to be a minority sometimes. She told a story of one day when she went shopping and was treated quite disgustingly by a clerk who had, in fact, been reported for derogatory behavior towards Hispanics before. After the panelists read their essays, an open mic session capped the end of the assembly where students came up and stood in line to voice their feelings or experiences. Some kids commended the panelists for their courage, while others gave apologies for bullying in the past, and others shared experiences of how they have been hurt in the past as well.

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the fire by sliding the lid over the pan and turn off the stovetop. Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled. For an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed. — National Fire Protection Association This was submitted by Larry A. Sutherland, Plainville fire marshal/Emergency Management

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The Recreation Department, 50 Whiting St., is sponsoring a trip to New York City on Saturday, Dec. 4. The bus will depart from the Municipal Center, 1 Central Square, at 8 a.m., and leave New York at 7 p.m. A limited number of tickets are available for the Radio City Christmas show. There will be a limit of four tickets per adult. The bus will stop at Rockefeller Center, Macy’s and South Street Seaport where participants will be free to pursue their own interests. Payment must accompany registration. There will be no refunds. For more information, call the recreation department at (860) 747-6022.

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Five students in Rachel Valentine’s kindergarten class at Linden Street School took part in an intergenerational activity with residents of Apple Valley Rehab in Plainville. The students were invited by Emily Kellogg from the recreational department at the rehabilitation center to take part in a show for residents. The show was based on a take-off of the Art Linkletter show, “Kids Say the Darndest Things.” From left to right are Keith Lagassey, Marcel Crespo II, Sydney Christiansen, Justin Manafort and Tea Autunno.

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Plainville High School Class of 1990 is looking for some classmates: Brian Ducas, Chris Gardner, Michelle King, Alisen Kringel, Michael Taylor, and Mark Yacone. The reunion is scheduled for November, Thanksgiving weekend 2010. People can send info to Kim Walker at kmbrlywlkr@yahoo.com or Cheryl Rio Trovato at sctrovato@att.net or Jody Autunno at steel7s@sbcglobal.net. Plainville High School Class of 2000 is planning its 10 year reunion on Nov. 27, 7 p.m. at Murphy & Scarletti’s Restaurant, 270 Farmington Ave., Farmington. For more information or questions contact Erin Pugliese at empug22@hotmail.com. Pulaski Senior High School Class of 1980, New Britain, is now accepting payment for the 30th class re-

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winter. Owners and/or tenants are responsible for removing snow from sidewalks and making them safe for use within 24 hours of snowfall. Violation is punishable by a $25 fine and an additional $25 can be levied for every day sidewalks are not cleared. “If you don’t clear your sidewalk, the town will have it removed and it’ll be at the owner’s expense,” said Police Sgt. Charles Smedick, head of the traffic division.

Pushing snow on roads unlawful The Town of Plainville has an ordinance regarding putting snow on public roadways. No one should “plow, throw, put, or cause to be thrown, or put any snow or ice from any private property” into any public roadway, according to the ordinance, Violation is punishable by a $25 fine. For more information, call the Plainville Police Department at (860) 747-1616.

Town prohibits all-night parking It shall be unlawful from Dec. 1 to April 1 for the owner or operator of a motor vehicle to allow such vehicle to stand on any street in Plainville for more than one hour between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m. on any given day. Any violator of this parking ordinance shall be fined not less than $10 for each offense, and shall pay for towing, moving, parking and storage charges for any car removed from any street.

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Residents may obtain sand/salt from the town during the winter months free of charge. Piles are located at: Norton Park, in the parking area near Castle Apartment; Paderewski Park, in the parking area on Cooke Street; and Toffolon School, at the driveway entrance to the school. For more information, call the Roadways Department at (860) 793-0221, ext. 208.


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Council Continued from page 1

merging of the probate courts, and discussion about the chamber of commerce renting space in the municipal center filled out the fourhour meeting. Action on the Solid Waste Sub-Committee’s recommendation to adopt the single stream recycling and automated waste collection was stalled when it was learned that purchase of the refuse barrels would cost Plainville $540,000, a figure that was part of the proposed contract with Waste Material Trucking, of Southington. WMT is currently the town’s trash hauler. Municipal purchases exceeding $500,000 must go to referendum and a public hearing would have to be set. There was some confusion between councilors regarding the annual bulk waste collection and levying a fee. Some residents opposed the town choosing WMT, rather than putting the project out to bid. Art Screen, of Plainville, said there was no posting of meetings with the firm and no minutes were taken, which makes it impossible for the public to know what ensued in discussion. “Based on your attitude, I

Home for the Holidays show

The 50-member female Farmington Valley Chorus will honor the season and all its trimmings with inspiring and memorable songs in its Home for the Holidays concert. A featured medalist, male quartet, Our Town, and several female quartets will be featured at the concert on Saturday, Dec. 4, 7 p.m., at the Lewis Mills High School auditorium, 26 Lyon Road, Burlington. There is a charge to attend. For tickets, call Carol, (860) 675-7715 or purchase at the door. The Farmington Valley Chorus has several singers from the PlainvilleSouthington area including Betty Ciriello (Wolcott), Lorraine Rochefort (Plainville), Nancy Anderson (Plantsville), Pat Coffey

will have to file a FOI (Freedom of Information) complaint,” Screen said before he sat down. “I’m not ready to vote on this,” said Vice-Chairman Christopher Wazorko. The council voted 6-0 to table the issue. Also tabled was the Plainville Chamber Of Commerce proposal to rent the space now occupied by the probate office, which will be vacated in December. Chamber President Richard Williamson and First ViceChairman Bob Frazee spoke in favor of the arrangement. Famiglietti spoke in opposition with the suggestion to have youth services relocate to the office. She also noted that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, of which the local chamber is a member, takes political stances. “I can assure you we haven’t endorsed anything political,” Frazee said. The council and the board of education may have taken one step closer to resolving the disagreement about the council’s financial disclosure request for end-of-year encumbrances, an issue that began in August. The school board has not provided the information, has declined to discuss the matter and has

communicated primarily through letters. At past council meetings, Attorney Robert A. Michalik Sr. referenced state statutes, which he said required the information to be provided if it was requested. At a stalemate, a mediation has been arranged with members of the board of education and town council, Superintendent of Schools Kathleen Binkowski and Town Manager Robert E. Lee, and Michalik, representing the town, and Attorney Christine Chinni, of Avon, representing the BOE. In further discussion, Councilor Scott Saunders made the motion to take action through FOI to obtain the budget information. Other councilors felt such a move should not be made at this time. After Michalik said it would be “throwing the gauntlet down,” Saunders withdrew his motion. “Mediation is the final step. I’m hoping to go forward and the mediation will be successful,” said Town Council Chairman Dan Hurley. The mediation was still being finalized for Nov. 23 or Dec. 7. For updates, see www.plainvillecitizen.com..

Food collection

Photo courtesy of the Citizen and Property Owners Association of Plainville

Members of the Citizens and Property Owners Association of Plainville and two special volunteers, Joan McBain and Rachel Bell, staffed tables at all four voting locations on Election Day to collect food for the Plainville Community Food Pantry. More than 425 pounds of food and sundries plus blankets and clothing were collected along with $172 in monetary donations, which were delivered to the food pantry on Nov. 3. John Kisluk, CPOA president, would like to thank all of the volunteers and citizens who made the fundraiser a success. Back row, from left to right, are Sal Palazzolo, John Kisluk, Jack Susco; front row, from left to right, are Joanne Edman, Anita Emmons, Natalie Palazzolo and Marilyn Shorette.

Plainville Briefs (Plantsville), and Amy Webb (Southington).

Annual Joy of Sharing The United Way of West Central Connecticut is asking for the public’s help, whether individuals or organizations, to support the Annual Joy of Sharing program, which provides food, toys and gifts to needy children and families in Plainville, Bristol, Burlington and Plymouth. Last year, more than 3,100 gifts and hundreds of food baskets were donated. A Thanksgiving Food Drive will be held at the United Way office, 200 Main St., Bristol, Nov. 18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; the Christmas Food Drive will be held Dec. 15 or 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Holiday Toy and Gift Drive; Dec. 15

and 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; or the Salvation Army Kettle Drive needs volunteers for twohour shifts. For more information, visit the website www.ctunitedway.org or call the office (860) 582-9559.

Shopping spree benefits pantry The Plainville Community Food Pantry is a nonprofit outreach agency providing food subsidies, energy assistance, crisis intervention and referral services for individuals and families in need. On average, PCFP serves 80 families each month in the Plainville area. The food pantry is dedicated to improving the quality of life of clients and the welfare of our community. LadiesNightOutOnTheTown.com is organizing an event to help restock the

shelves after Thanksgiving, aid the fuel assistance programs and support the holiday giving tree project, which provides for the holidays for needy families. The event will be held at Celebrations Dance Hall, 161 Woodford Ave., Plainville. It will take place Sunday, Nov. 28, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be a holiday shopping event open to the public. There will be entertainment, local crafters, as well as Jitters Cafe’s lunch counter with organic soups and salads, and holiday shopping for all. Santa’s Workshop will give children the opportunity to make a craft or color a picture while waiting to visit Santa. Admission is an unwrapped toy, or non-perishable food items to restock the shelves, or donations to the fuel bank. For more information, vis-

it the website www.LadiesNightOutOnTheTown.com.

Spread the warmth

Spread the Warmth will be held on Friday, Nov. 26, from 7 p.m. to midnight, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, Northwest Drive, Plainville. The cost includes DJ music, soda, ice and mixers. Participants can bring their own drinks and party food. All funds raised from this event will benefit the Fuel Bank of the Plainville Community Food Pantry. These funds help provide heat for people in need. For more information, call the food pantry at (860) 747-1919.

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LEGAL NOTICE TOWN OF PLAINVILLE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS The Plainville Zoning Board of Appeals conducted Public Hearings on Monday November 8, 2010 and rendered the following actions: Application #10-09-01, Brian Stolarun of 138 Ledge Road - Denied variances to Article 5, Section 505, Subsections #1 and #4 to permit the reduction of the unobstructed right of access to a street or highway from a minimum of twenty (20) feet to zero (0) feet and the reduction of the minimum lot area from 60,000 square feet to 40,000 square feet permitting the subdivision of 138 Ledge Road. Application #10-11-01, Donald and Nancy Soucy Approved a variance to Article 4, Section 400 Schedule of Height, Area and Yard Requirements - Minimum Front Yard Setback to reduce the required minimum front yard setback from twenty four (24) feet to seventeen (17) feet for the purposes of extending a roof to protect stoop and deck for property located at 23 Cianci Avenue. Application #10-11-02, Abel Rodriguez of 3 Duval lane Approved a variance Article 4, Section 400 Schedule of Height, Area and Yard Requirements - Minimum Side Yard Setback to reduce the required minimum side yard setback from twenty (20) feet to eight (8) feet for the purposes of constructing a garage at a property known as 3 Duval Lane. Dated at Plainville, Connecticut this 10th day of November 2010 Gail Pugliese, Secretary Plainville Zoning Board of Appeals

PUBLIC/ LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION PLAINVILLE, CT At its November 9, 2010, regular meeting, the Plainville Planning and Zoning Commission rendered the following decisions: APPROVED a special exception for Big Country Realty, LLC to create an interior lot for property located at 13 Perron Road. APPROVED a special exception for Loews Theater to allow multiple attached signs for property located at 220 New Britain Avenue. Respectively submitted, David Thompson, Secretary Planning and Zoning Commission Dated at Plainville, CT This 10th day of November 2010 LOST & FOUND FOUND Cat Mostly Grey with white paws. Young. Vicinity of Agway Greenbackers, Murdock Ave., Meriden. Call my work number - (203) 634-9994

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DODGE Neon 2004 - 6 cyl, new tires, runs good. Needs some work. $1200 or best offer. Call (203) 949-9164

CHEVY Cobalt 2006 One Owner. Automatic. Excellent condition. $6,000. (203) 537-9198

DODGE NEON 2000 $2,888 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

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

HONDA Civic LX 2006 Power wind/drs with remote. Excellent gas mileage 4dr. Auto 71000 miles asking $10,100 or BO. Call Skip 203-238-0694

PONTIAC Grand Prix 1999 GT silver 117,800 miles power windows and locks.Automatic good condition always taken care of runs great,just installed new water pump,radiator and battery.$2800/OBO (860)5385176

FORD FOCUS SE 2002 $3,888, 4 Speed Automatic 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

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CHRYSLER Pacifica 2004 AWD, 49,000 miles, light blue with gray interior, cloth seats, 3rd row seating, CD player. Great family car in beautiful condition! $9,800 (860) 349-2363

ROBERTS CHRYSLER DODGE Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles. 120 So. Broad St, Meriden, CT 203-235-1111 TO BE SOLD AT DEALER AUCTION on NOV. 26, 2010 1999 FORD 3FAP15P6XR203248 Statewide Auto Auction 1756 No. Broad St, Meriden, CT DEALERS ONLY

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DODGE CARAVAN 2001 $3,288 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

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PONTIAC Grand Prix SE1 2002 Stock# DR1115 $3,988 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

TOYOTA Camry 1997 XLE sedan. Tan. AM/FM/CD player. Original owner. Well maintained. Service records. High mileage. New brakes and tires. Runs excellent. $2,450. Call Don 203-623-3648 TOYOTA Prius 2005, 64,000 miles, very good condition, 1 owner, well cared for, rare find, approximately 50 mpg, auto, $11,200. (860) 916-5259

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Thursday, November 18, 2010 — The Plainville Citizen TRUCKS & VANS

PETS & LIVESTOCK JACK RUSSELL PUPS...... $350 10wks old.. only 2 left!!! Male- multi-color. Female- all white w/ black circles on eyes. Call 860-575-8218

CONSTRUCTION EQUIP & TOOLS

HONDA Ridgeline RTS 2006 Power Windows and seats AC. Auto. 61000 Miles. Asking $15,200 or best offer. Call 203-238-0694 Skip JEEP Wrangler Sahara 1993 4 wheel drive. 162k miles. Runs excellent. Asking $4800. Call (203) 265-6166

AUTOMOBILES WANTED

MASONRY tools, scaffolding, planks, mixers, saws, miscellaneous tools. Call 203-710-1009

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES

AFFORDABLE Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves.

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HANDMADE Walnut cedar lined hope chest. High gloss finish. 5 ft long. 20 1/2” wide. 22 1/4” high. $1000 or best offer. Wallingford Call (203) 793-7099

Call (860) 214-4908 7am-6pm TWIN Bedroom Set Walnut. Rattan trim on headboard. New mattresses & boxsprings. Duoble dresser w/beveled mirror. $450. (203) 272-6010

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RECLINER, small, dark blue, nice! Can deliver. $75. 860682-4435

GOT JUNK? Looking for Classic, Muscle Cars or parts. Any Condition. Fast pick up! I'll take your junk and get you some Holiday Cash! Call 860349-1170 Anytime.

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH

Appliance Repairs

AIR CONDITIONER- Whirlpool, 20,500 BTU, 220 volt. 3 speeds plus fan. $100. 203-237-3679 after 5pm.

26 GALLON FISH TANK Oak with accessories. Like new. $180 or best offer. Must sell. Call after 5pm. (203) 886-6668 8FT POOL table, rarely used. $,1200 or best offer. U pay removal cost. Ping Pong table, $100 or best offer. Call 203599-8216 or 860-391-9069 MICROWAVE Cube Great condition. Spotless. $25 Firm. Samsung. Call 203-237-1554

TORO 850 Super blower vac, $35. TV - Zenith console, 27”. $50. Both excellent condition. Call (203) 237-6807

WANTED TO BUY

203-933-5188 ———————————————— — FITNESS Equipment For sale, new and used. Treadmills, Ellitical, Bikes, Free Weights, Multistations. 203-288-0407 FOR SALE: Teeter Hang Ups EP850 Inversion Table new (includes owner’s manual and instructional video) $100. Call 203-269-4805

PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION CLASS Required for CT applicants. $100. Call 203-415-1144 TREADMILL - Nordictrak C1800 - Asking $650. Please call 203-430-4174

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES DEPT 56 - Snow Village. Large collection. $300 for everything. Call (203) 235-3065

MILITARY SWORDS

203-238-3308 WANTED TO BUY 1, 2 OR 3 ITEMS OR AN ESTATE

$$$ CA$H $$$ Estate sale service provided. Seeking: Antiques, Meridenmade items, lamps, paintings. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025

Silverware, China, Glass. Furniture. 50’s Items. Whole Estates.

203-238-3499 FISHING TACKLE. Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Call Dave anytime 860-463-4359 OLD BICYCLES Don’t throw away that old bike. Hobbyman needs your help. Free pickup! Bikes will be recycled. Help save a bike! 203-494-9641

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS

Professional Violin Lessons &

Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome

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

HOUSES FOR RENT

MERIDEN Charming MUST SEE 2 bedroom, 1 bath ranch on quiet eastside. Partially finished basement possible 3rd bedroom. Sec 8 welcome. Borgnine Properties @ 203-848-0360. MERIDEN Cute 2/3 BR, 1.5 bath. FP, hdwd flrs, 3 season porch, fin bsmnt, Washer/dryer, DW. garages. $1250. Pet OK. 117 Carter Ave Ext. (714) 738-6000 MERIDEN E. Side. 2BR, 2BA. 1000SF. w/fin bsmt, 1 car gar. No pets/smok. 1st, last rent, sec. $1,400+utils 203-530-0340

Don't know what to give… How bout a gift certificate to: “Christmas with Horses at Rap A Pony Farms” Mon.-Thurs., 12/27-12/30 - $150 Call 203-265-3596

FANCY SEASONED Firewood. $220/cord delivered. Extra clean, split small, discount over 2 cords. (203) 631-2211, Mike.

FIREWOOD $225 per cord delivered. Cheshire and surrounding areas. All hardwood, cut & split. (203) 439-1253 SEASONED Firewood $200 per cord Delivery available 203-376-2805

FALL SPECIALS Horseback Riding Lessons 203-238-1600 www.rosehavenstables.com

SEASONED firewood, pickup or local delivery. Cut & split. Approx 16-18in. $200/cord; $125/half cord. 203-294-1775.

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 SOUTHINGTON-Large 3BR townhouse, CAIR, full bsmt with W/D hkup, 1 full & 2 half baths. Utils not incld. Easy access to I-84 & 691. Refs & sec dep req’d. $1350 + 2 mos. sec. Call 860-621-2693

Southington

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

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YALESVILLE On the Green 2BR, 2 bath. All appliances included. W/D. Gas heat. Exercise Facility, Patio & BBQ Area. No pets. Call 203-464-8066

Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

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

Only $950 HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden - 1BR apt, 236 W. Main. $650 + sec. Heat & HW incl. Avail. immed! 203-938-3789

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden - 3 BR apt, 2 flrs, incl. garage. $925 + sec. & utils. 41 Warren St. 203-938-3789

L & E PROPERTY Management offers Meriden - 3 BR apt, 2nd flr $900+ sec. & utils. Just renovated! 387 Center St. Avail. Immed. 203-938-3789

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

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MER LG 2BR, 2nd flr, W. Side, washer, dryer, stove & fridge incl. 2 rms private storage space included. $824/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm call 203-630-3823

MERIDEN 1 & 2 BR Apts $585 - $700/mo. 404 Center St; 136 Windsor Ave; 53 Prospect St. Off street parking. No pets. Sec & ref. Mike (203) 537-6137

MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. East Side, 2nd flr Studio, $758/mo+ sec. 1BR, 3rd fl, $845/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm 203630-3823 or Meridenrooms.com

MERIDEN 1BR newly renovated. 2nd Fl. Off-st-parking, yard, storage. Pet bird ok. W/D hkup. Landlord next door. $725/mo + sec. Credit check. 203-235-5987

MERIDEN - 1BR, 2nd flr, 53 Washington St. No pets. Laundry on site. $625/mo + 2 mos. sec. Call 203-494-2147

MERIDEN 2BR, 1 bath. 1st Flr. Front porch. No pets. On-site laundry. Avail. now. Recently remodeled! $825mo. Call 203537-1772

MERIDEN - 2 Bedroom Townhouse, nothing included. $995. Call 203-376-2160 or 203-2136175 MERIDEN - 2 BR, kitchen, Living Rm, Dining Rm. 3rd fl. $750/month. 3BR, kit, LR, DR, 2nd flr, $900/month. Ready to move in! 203-565-4719 or 203910-0662 MERIDEN - 2BR, 1st flr. LR, kitchen, bath. Stove, fridge incl. Big backyard. Electric heat. Water incl. $800/mo. No pets. (860) 944-4132 MERIDEN - 2BR, New appliances. Hardwood floors. Off st parking. No smoking/pets. Heat & HW included. $900/mo. (203) 444-5722 MERIDEN - Hubbard Park 2BRs. Central Air/Heat. 775 W. Main St. $900/mo. + utilities. No pets. Call Chino 203-4403483 or 203-296-4975

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

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Flanders West Apts

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

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

CHESHIRE-4Rms, appls, 1 level, deck, garage. No pets. Convenient to 691 & 84. $1175/mo inclds heat. 203-393-1117

String Instruments

CONDOMINIUMS ALWAYS Buying, Old, used and antique hand tools. Carpentry, machinist and workbench tools. If you have old or used tools that you are no longer using, call with confidence. Fair & friendly offers made in your home. Please call Cory 860613-1108

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

PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS. Many different instruments offered. Beginners to Advanced. Experienced music teachers. Call Sarah or Mark 203-235-1546 Fall openings available.

FOR RENT

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

1-2 ITEMS Huge Lots of Boys & Girls Clothes 0-12M Excel Cond. $30 Start EBAY Store 860-877-2338

3074 Whitney Ave, Bldg 1, 2nd flr Hamden, Ct 06518

203-284-8986 CASH And/Or Tax deduction for your vehicle. Call

CLOTHING

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

2 BR Starting at $750. Heat & HW incl. Ask about 1 month free rent. 203-639-8751

MERIDEN 3 BR Clean, 1st floor. Stove & refrigerator included. WD hookup. Private yard, full basement. Small pets at discretion of landlord. Bunker Ave. $980 per month. Section 8 approved. 203-671-3112 MERIDEN 3 BR Spacious. Newly remodeled. 1.5 baths. WD hookup. Walk-in closets. Off st parking. Section 8 approved. $1100 + sec. 203-927-8215 MERIDEN 3 BR, 2nd Fl. Clean. $850. 31 Twiss St. (203) 235-0274-leave message. MERIDEN 3BR. Newly renovated. Stove & fridge incl. 1st, 2nd & 3rd FL $900-$1000. Separate utils. Pets considered. Owner/Agent 203-996-1719 MERIDEN Clean, recently updated apartments. Off street parking. WD hookup. 2 BR - $800 ** 3/4 BRs $1100 4 BR, 2 Ba $1200 203-417-1675 MERIDEN Close to Wallingford line. 1BR: $615/mo. Prime location on BROAD St. On site parking/laundry. New windows. Spacious unit w/ample closet space. Near Stop&Shop. (914)347-3208

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 3BR., 2 bath. Lg. Rms, laundry. Parking. Porch & yard. Avail. now 2nd flr. $975 - 1st $1000. 203-537-1772 MERIDEN LG. 1ST FLR 2BR, 1300 SF. Lg kit. & DR, w/d hkup, off st park, back yard. 221 Camp St. $900/mo. Sect 8 appr’d. No pets. 860-982-6585 MERIDEN MOVE IN SPECIAL Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841 MERIDEN- 2 1/2BR, 3rd flr, stove & refrig incld. Off-stparking. No pets. $750/mo + sec. Call 203-605-5691

MERIDEN- 2 bdrm/5rm 1rst. fl apt. recently renovated. No pets, no util. W/D hookup. Appl. incl'd. $900 per mo 12/1. Call 203-886-5983 MERIDEN- Fully Furnished 3 Rooms, 1 BR, LR, kitchen. Private bath. $675 per month. Lease & security deposit required. Call 203-238-9772 MERIDEN- Grove Street. 2nd flr, 2 bedroom, close to Mall/Downtown. $760 pus security. Section 8 approved. (203) 265-4664 MERIDEN-1BR End unit, great E. side complex. Large & modern. Appls. incl. Deck, off st. park. Secure bldg. $695 incl. HW. 203-284-1822 x210 MERIDEN-1BRS. All appliances & hot water incl 2 mo. sec.. No pets. Coin op laundry. 1095 Old Colony Rd. Showings 9-11 am. 203-581-3620


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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, November 18, 2010 APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN-2BR, 2nd flr. Avail now! No pets. $675/mo. Section 8 approved. 203-427-7706 MERIDEN-2BR, 3rd flr, very spacious, LR, DR, full kit., full BA, MBRw/walk-in closet. $800/mo + sec. No smok/pets. Sect 8 appr’d. 203-687-8244

ATTIC & BASEMENTS CLEANED

HANDYPERSONS

GARY Wodatch Debris removal of any kind. Homeowner’s, contractor’s, small dumpsters avail. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430

COMPLETE RES SERVICE Gen. carpentry, plumbing, elec., painting,i nsulation Free Est. 10% DISCOUNT Lic 551212 - 860-628-4748

JUNK REMOVAL

Pete In The Pickup For All Your Junk Removal Needs Leaf bag pickups. 203-886-5110

KITCHEN & BATH REMODELING

A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS ATTORNEYS

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

Bankruptcy Free Consultation

NADEAU CONSTRUCTION Custom kitchens & baths. 25 years experience. Free estimates. CT Reg # 0531413. Call (860) 919-6592

HEATING & COOLING LANDSCAPING

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

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

CARPENTRY WINTERIZATION - WINDOW & Door Replacement Repairs of all types. Additions, Decks, Garages, Finish bsmt, Complete Home Improvement. Free est. 203-238-1449 # 578107 www.marceljcharpentier.com J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880

CONCRETE & CEMENT NICHOLAS J MURANO, LLC Complete Concrete Construction Beautiful stamped work. Visit www.icefighters.org (203) 294-9889 CT#612218 FOUNDATIONS For additions & garages. Excavating & drainage. Call Stepping Stones. 203-6313181 CT #604493

FENCING

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

GUTTERS

ABSOLUTE BEST Prices! John Mansolf Plumbing & Heating. 25 Years Experience. Licensed & Insured. 10% Senior Citizen Discount Call 203-815-6276

LANDSCAPING AND MORE 20% OFF ANY FALL CLEANUP Junk removal. Snow Plowing. Also house cleaning. 860-982-5334 or 203-314-8511 JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Fall Cleanups - Gutter Cleaning Snow Removal Top Quality Work. Fully Licensed & Insured. CT Reg #616311

203-213-6528

MASONRY W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry. CT Reg # 0626708 Call 203-235-4139 JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 26 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498 JACK Biafore, LLC Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. Family owned for 90+yrs # 623849 (203) 537-3572

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

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880

IF YOU MENTION THIS AD

EXTREME Home Improvement Repairs, Roofing, Sheetrock, Concrete. Great rates. Free estimates. Insured. Call Walter 203-619-2877 CT#628714

Leaves & yard clean-ups, Clean Estates, home, attic, bsmt, garage. Free estimate. 203-535-9817/860-575-8218

DE CA Home Improvement Kitchen & Bath Flooring, Painiting Roofing & Siding We provide reliable service. (203) 630-1294 (203) 886-6566 Ins., Free Estimates. CT #624716

RICK’S AFFORDABLE Clean-ups, brush, tree & pricker removal. Hedge trimming. Much, much more. 15 yrs exp. 203-530-4447.

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HOUSE CLEANING POLISH/English speaking woman to clean house w/care. 2nd cleaning 50% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. 860-538-4885 LET me clean your home/office for less $. Will beat other quotes by 20%. (Mature Woman/US Citizen). Call (203) 238-0566

HEDGE TRIMMING

EXTREME LANDSCAPING Fall Cleanups, Vac Truck, Hedge Trim & more. Snowplowing. Com/Res. Great rates. Free estimates. Call Walter 203-619-2877

FAHEY PLUMBING & HEATING (203) 235-1383 Owner on every job. All calls answered & appts kept. Make sure your heat is ready for winter. Days, nights, wknds same reas. price.

ABSOLUTE BEST Prices! John Mansolf Plumbing & Heating. 25 Years Experience. Licensed & Insured. 10% Senior Citizen Discount Call 203-815-6276

ROOFING

DE CA LANDSCAPING ● Patios & Decks ● Walkways ● Leaf & Snow Removal We provide reliable service. (203) 630-1294 (203) 886-6566 Ins., Free Estimates. CT #624716

GUTTERS DON’T WORK IF THEY’RE DIRTY

FALL CLEAN-UPS No job too big or small. Vacuum service available Please call 203-630-2152

For gutter cleaning, call Kevin at (203) 440-3279 Fully insured. CT Reg. #569127.

CURBSIDE PICKUP JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We clean Estates, homes, attics, bsmts, gar, yard. Fall Clean-Ups ***Free estimates*** 203-535-9817/860-575-8218 20% OFF JOBS OVER $100

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

SIDING

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

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

SNOW PLOWING

#1 AFFORDABLE COMMERCIAL ONLY RICK 203-630-2642

SALT - $130/Yard. Sand/salt 7:2 DOT mix, $59 per yard, picked up. 100% magnesium chloride icemelt - Safest for concrete! $16/50lb. bag. Pallets prices avail. 24/7. 203-238-9846

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

TREE SERVICES

LEAF CLEAN-UP L & E PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Fall Clean-UP & Gutters Too! Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg. #623250 www.landeprop.com Call Trevor (203) 938-3789

HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM Seamless Gutters/Downspouts Gutter cleaning/repairs Call today for free estimate. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

MACHINE SHOP ▲General Machining ▲ Welding, Steel, Aluminum, Stainless ▲Cracked Alloy Wheel Straightening & Welding ▲Brake Drum and Rotor Turning ▲Construction & Farm Repairs ▲Jet Equipment Sales & Service K&D Machine Services. Meriden (203) 238-4714

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

JUNK REMOVAL

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

SERVICES OFFERED

RICK’S AFFORDABLE Fall Clean-ups, brush/tree removal, curbside vac truck, tree & pricker removal. 11 yrs exp. 203-530-4447.

HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM

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

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

Gonzalez Construction ★★★★★★★★

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

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

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 29 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775

GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430

MERIDEN-3 Lg BRs. Full attic - 1/2 finished. 2nd Fl encl porch. WD/ Mudrm. Hdwd flrs. New oil furnace. S, R, Dshwshr. Lg yard. Off st parking. $995. (203) 634-3210 MERIDEN-3BR, 2nd flr, stove, fridge, good location. Credit check. 1 mo. dep. + 1 mo. rent. $950/mo. References. No pets. (203) 265-4786 or (203) 464-0537

MERIDEN-Spacious 2BR Appls, parking, no pets. Good loc. Credit & refs. 25 Griswold St. 1st flr. $795. 203-238-1890 MOVE IN SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $750/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Call for info 203-639-4868 PLAINVILLE - X-Large studio apt. Fully appl. kit. inc. A/C, onsite prkg, balcony. Starting @ $625/ mo. Call CPI 860-225-1570 x1

SUMMER BROOK APTS Recently Remodeled 1BR - $725, 2 BR - $850-$875, 3BR - $1050 Incl. heat, HW, off st parking Income Guidelines Apply Applications can be obtained at 35CC Darling St. Southington 860-621-1700 EHO Financed by CHFA Creative Management & Realty Co., Inc. WALLINGFORD - 1 BR apartments. Nothing included. Center St. $675. Call 203-376-2160 or 203-213-6175 WALLINGFORD - 2 BR, lg kitch, 2nd flr, off-str pkg, $950 incl utils, Meadow St, 203-530-1840 WALLINGFORD 2 BEDROOMS 1.5 baths. Washer/Dryer hookups. Near Merrit & 91. No pets/ smoking. Sec & Ref required. $1,050. Utils not included. Available 12/1/10. Call 203-641-5009 WALLINGFORD 2BR 1BA apt. Near town center/YMCA/park. LR/DR combo. New carpet. Pets negotiable. $925. Call 203-641-7010 WALLINGFORD 2BR, LR, DR in 2 family, 1st flr, off st. parking. No pets. Credit check. $850 + utils. 203-284-1853 WALLINGFORD 2BR. Great location near Choate. Off st parking. Washer & dryer incl Nice, bright apt. 3rd fl. $900/ mo + utils & sec. 203-379-6282 WALLINGFORD 2nd Floor Remodeled. New bath, kit & flrs. 2 BR. WD. Stove, refrig. Fence in yard. Garage extra. $900. Owner/Agent 203-269-7348 WALLINGFORD 5 rooms, 2 bedrooms. Off north Main Street; Dutton Street. 1 month security. No pets. Stove and refrigerator included. Available December 1. Call 203-269-9434 WALLINGFORD Cozy 2 BR, 2nd Floor Convenient location. Off street parking. $825/month. No pets. 203-269-9585 WALLINGFORD Lg. full sized 2 BR, 3rd Fl. Quiet, central loc. Stove & refrigerator. Pantry, walk-in closets, front porch. No pets/smoking. 203-269-0123

APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD-1st flr, 1BR w/appliances, washer & dryer. $730/mo+security. No smoking. No pets. Call 203-623-2804 after 5pm weekdays. WALLINGFORD-E.Side quiet 2BR, near I-91. Ample closets. Off st. parking. Washer/Dryer in unit. No pets. $900/mo. + utils. Call 203-269-6297 WALLINGFORD-YMCA area. 1st flr ranch unit, 1BR, LR, DR, Kit., Appl, off st parking. $795/mo + sec. Refs. 203-269-2575 WALLINGFORD. 1 BR, 2nd floor, excellent location and neighborhood, no pets, no smoking, off street parking, washer/ dryer hook ups, cellar storage, $800/mo plus sec. Call 203-265-1070 WALLINGFORD. 2 bedrm, 2nd floor, 43 Church St, appliances included, no utilities included. $995/month, 203-376-2160 or 203-213-6175.

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

ROOMMATES BRISTOL Room mate wanted to share 2 BR condo. $600 plus half of utilities. No smoking preferred. 860-919-0883 RELIABLE ROOMMATE Female to share w/same in Meriden condo. $600/mo incl utils. Newly built 3 story townhouse, only 3 yrs old. Hdwd flrs thru-out. Share DR, LR, kitch, 1.5 baths. 1st mo. rent req’d. No pets. Call (917) 886-1740 leave message.

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN Beautiful, safe furnished rm. Kit & bathrm incld, utils incl. $130/wk + sec. Offst-park. Susan 203-500-0608 MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or www.Meridenrooms.com

NORTH HAVEN Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV, furn’d. Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333 WLFD- LOVELY Furnished Lge. BR. Wired for computer. Laundry done. Use of bath, kit, rec rm. Quality area. 203-269-8166

GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT MERIDEN-Garage space available. 10x20’s & 20x40’s. 24hr-7days access Call Dave 203-537-7368 WALLINGFORD Garage for rent. 1 or 2 car garages available. $95 per garage. Cement floor, new roof. Dead end street. Owner/Agent 203-269-7348

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

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL RENTALS WALLINGFORD-1,200 sqft bay avail in fenced in property. 20ft ceilings, 14x14 drs, bathrm, electric, heat & water. Great price! Call 203-272-4216


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Thursday, November 18, 2010 — The Plainville Citizen OPEN HOUSES

CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE

NORTH HAVEN CITIZEN MULTI MEDIA REP ● Do you enjoy helping people? ● Do you excel with new challenges? ● Work well in a fast paced environment?

OPEN HOUSE. Sunday 1-3 PM. Ranch with Garage. 3 B/R, 1 and 1/2 Bath. 1200 sq.ft. 154 Meeting House Hill Rd., Durham, Ct. $250,000. Brand New: Appliances, Septic, Electric, Plumbing, Heating, Vinyl Siding, Windows, Doors, Gutters, Bathrooms, Kitchen with Granite Countertops. Raymond 203-294-9279 before 9 PM.

WALLINGFORD Desirable first level 1 bedroom corner unit. 1.5 baths with add’l bedroom. 1586 liveable sq. ft. Upgraded SS appls, lg master BR, amp closets. Pvt wooded back yard. $175,000. Al 203-265-5618

Candidate must possess the right people skills, be ambitious and a self starter; organized and detailoriented. Sales experience preferred but we will train the right person. Reliable vehicle necessary (mileage reimbursed). Our company is growth-oriented and progressive. We offer a positive work environment and a commitment to customer service. Excellent compensation package includes 401k, medical insurance, etc. If you believe you are the right person for us, send your resume by mail or e-mail to:

HOUSES FOR SALE

MERIDEN

Michael Killian Advertising Dept

$118,000 Must see to appreciate this great condo 2nd fl unit. Features pergo fls in LR & office area, ceramic tile in DR & kit w/oak cabs, 2 built-in AC units, heated secure gar w/remote, sec sys. HOA inc: heat & hot water. WALLINGFORD $239,900-3BR, 2ba Ranch; HW flrs, FP in LR, Newer cpt, eat-in kit w/newer fl, master BR w/full bath, nice piece of property, updated siding & more. Kathy 203-265-5618

Call Annemarie (203) 235-3300

MERIDEN, Beautiful Colonial 2,434 sq ft 4bds (all very large), 2.5 bth, open floor plan, in New SubDivision, Marina Court. $355,000 Directions: Hanover to Prospect Ave to Marina CT. Call Central CT Realtors 203-687-5535 for details. MERIDEN- New & existing homes, condos, land. Visit our website. www.galleriahouses.com Galleria RE 203-671-2223

MERIDEN Great investment opportunity! “SUNSET MANOR” 4 condominiums. 1 colonial house plus 3 tri-level townhouses. 3 BR, 2 baths & 2 car garage each. Beautiful yard. Wonderful income. Asking $549,000 for package. ALL-STAR R.E. 203952-1122

REAL ESTATE WANTED CA$H FOR YOUR HOUSE We Buy Houses - “AS-IS” - Fast 860-589-4663 www.VRGHomeBuyers.com

MERIDEN $118,000 Must see to appreciate this great condo 2nd fl unit. Features pergo fls in LR & office area, ceramic tile in DR & kit w/oak cabs, 2 built-in AC units, heated secure gar w/remote, sec sys. HOA inc: heat & hot water. Call Annemarie 203235-3300

HELP WANTED

A. DUIE PYLE OWNER OPERATORS NEEDED REGIONAL TRUCKLOAD OPERATION FLEET AVG. $1.64 per mile YEAR ROUND STEADY WORK Home EVERY Weekend Weekly Settlements Direct Deposit Plate and Permits program Tandem Axle Tractor Required Call Larry - 888-477-0020 ext 7 www.aduiepyle.com CUSTOMER SERVICE Advisor Russell Speeders Car Wash is looking for a confident indiv to work at our Avon location. This independent, venturesome self-starter should have the ability and self-discipline to carefully accurately run this position. Up to $14 per hour. Email mduignan@rscw.net for more info.

Discover the magic of Macy’s

FINAL JOB FAIR Wednesday Nov. 17th 475 Knotter Drive

Cheshire, CT

CUSTOMER SERVICE

NOW HIRING ★ Entry Level Customer Svc ★ Appointment Setters ★ General Office No exp. necessary. Room for advancement. Fun work environment. $350-$500 BASE PAY WEEKLY, CALL FOR INTERVIEW. 860-329-0317 DRIVER - The Stork Club & Child Care Center in Cheshire needs a van driver. Public Service license a must. Call 203272-1637 GARAGE DOOR INSTALLERS Immediate full time openings. Must have 2+ years experience with a garage door company. Pay based on experience. Clean driving record. Neat appearance & a positive attitude a must. Call 860-347-1507 ext. 13.

GRAND OPENING!! All depts hiring in Meriden Full company training. FT & PT work available. Customer Service, Sales Service, Packing $450-$525/Week Start Immediately 203-440-9222 HAIRSTYLIST Position available for busy Wallingford salon. Preferably with Clientele. Call (203) 605-8699

JOB FAIR Easter Seals Goodwill, Ind. is recruiting for full/part time positions in our Retail, Vocational and Community Services departments. When: Wednesday, November 17, 1pm - 4pm. Where: 95 Hamilton St, 1st Fl, New Haven. Visit our website:

newhavengoodwill. easterseals.com EOE/AA - M/F/D/V

Seasonal Warehouse Associates

Work behind the scenes:

Macy’s offers a competitive salary, and a fun fulfillment center that will capture the spirit of the season processing online customer’s orders for macy’s & bloomingdales.com

Macy’s Discounts:

Your holiday budget will go further with a Macy’s discount - a treat for yourself, a gift for a family member or friend!

We Offer: Ȼ Part time flex Ȼ Shift differentials available Ȼ Weekday shift Mon. - Thur. Ȼ Weekend shift Fri. - Sun. Interested?

Apply online: macysJOBS.com Appl icants that appl y onl ine prior to the Job Fair will automatically be registered and screened first! Can’t make it Wednesday? Applicants are welcome to apply at our distribution center at 475 Knotter Drive in Cheshire between 1PM and 4PM Monday through Friday.

11 Crown St Meriden, CT 06450 E-mail: mkillian@record-journal.com

GENERAL

CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE

for the holidays!

Now hiring for:

HELP WANTED

Applicants must be 18 yrs old, submit to pre-employment drug testing and a criminal background check.

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BUSINESS & INVESTMENT PROP.

We’re hiring

between 1 p.m.- 5 p.m.

HELP WANTED SOUTHINGTON-$125,000 Condo 2BR, 1 1/2 bath townhouse. 996 Meriden Wtby Rd., Unit 1G Call Owner 860-841-9412 OWN FOR LESS THAN RENTING!

Wrap-up a happier holiday as a Macy’s associate!

Looking for extra money for the Holiday$$$? Contact HCMWe have General Labor Jobs available! 203-634-8427

Maintenance Technician Manufacturer seeks full time Technician to perform a wide scope of maintenance functions on factory systems and metal cutting equipment. Requires a broad range of skills in the electrical and mechanical disciplines. Must be capable of reading blueprints, troubleshooting and resolving problems. Lyman has a 4 day work week. Lyman Products 475 Smith Street Middletown, CT 06457 Email: eotoole@cshore.com Fax 860-632-1699 Manufacturing- Tool & Die Maker To build progressive dies. Experience in troubleshooting a plus. Competitive pay & benefits. Apply at: Companion Industries, 891 West Queen St, Southington

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

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

OFFICE Help Must know QuickBooks. Filing, phones, faxes, general office. (860) 828-8589 or email: jeskad@comcast.net

Visit us on the web at NewEnglandHomeCare.com

RETAIL/RESALE Full Time Position. Busy Consignment Store in Cheshire is in search of a highly motivated, dynamic Supervisor. Strong leadership, Solid retail management experience, computer skills, positive work ethic, excellent customer service skills, and open availability a must. Apply in person with resume to Sue or Robin. Consignment Originals 959 S Main Street Cheshire CT 06410 No phone calls please.

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Nursing Opportunities Elim Park Baptist Home, Inc Premier, State of the Art, Continuing Care Retirement Community is seeking applicants for the following positions. Staff Development Nurse - RN FT - previous experience preferred Infection Control Nurse - RN Part-time position including experience in wound care Staff Nurse 3-11- FT including every other weekend CNA's per diem all shifts Safe and attractive environment - generous benefit packages, Wellness Center, Café, & convenient parking. Come join our mission of service to the elderly! Apply in person weekdays 8a-7p, weekends 10a2p. 140 Cook Hill Road, Cheshire, CT 06410. EOC, A/A,M/F,D/V.


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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, November 18, 2010

BIG SAVER WINES & SPIRITS 58 East St. (Rt. 10) Subway/Family Dollar Plaza Centrally Located in Plainville

(860) 793-1480

(860) 793-1480

Gift Cards Available for All Occasions!

Here’s to a Holiday Flowing with Good Spirits!

H OLIDAY EVERYDAY LOW PRICES We absolutely have the Largest Wine Selection for your Celebration!

We have a huge selection of Domestic & Imported Beer KEGS AVAILABLE

Beer

The largest wine selection in the area, including several Box Wines

Wine

Hundreds to choose from

Spirits 1181611

Great Selection of Gift Sets Available for the Holidays!

CIGARETTES • LOTTO • ICE

Big Store • Big Selection • Big Savings Open: Mon.-Thurs. 9-8:30, Fri. & Sat. 9-9


11-18-2010 Plainville Citizen