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Volume 8, Number 48

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving generosity abounds in Plainville

Left photo, Marilyn Sevigny, works on one of the 50 afghans she has knitted for people at the Ronald McDonald house. On Monday, she and state Rep. Elizabeth “Betty” Boukus were planning to deliver them. Center photo, organizing Trinity Covenant Church’s Christmas shoeboxes for the Operation Christmas Child project are, back row, from left to right, Mal Cummings, the Rev. David Chandler, Ruby By Robin Lee Michel The Plainville Citizen A simple shoebox contained pencils, a pad of paper, silly-patterned socks, a small stuffed animal, a ball, wrapped peppermints and a few other small items. It was-

n’t extravagant but to a child in need, it might be the only gift he or she receives, said people involved in the Operation Christmas Child shoebox project at Trinity Covenant Church in Plainville. As the shoeboxes were be-

Harper, Edie Chandler, Larry Harper and Jean Cummings; front row are, from left, Ruth Bernadt, Abbey Chandler and Sam Chandler. Right photo, people representing Plainville United Methodist Church, who prefer to be known as “Disciples of Christ” organize food to fill the truck at Gnazzo’s Food Center.

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ing loaded to take to a central distribution location, a group of people from Plainville United Methodist Church was collecting food at Gnazzo’s Food Center, 73 East St. Now in its fourth year, the Fill a Truck event realized the busiest Friday ever, said

the workers who prefer to be known as the Disciples of Christ. The food and household goods that were collected during the weekend were due to be delivered to the Plainville Community Food Pantry Monday night. “They always do very well for us,”

Many anticipate Downtown Holiday Open House By Ken DiMauro The Plainville Citizen Plainville will begin to look a lot like the holidays Thursday, Dec. 3 as the Downtown Merchants’ arm of the Chamber of Commerce, town officials and residents gear up to celebrate the 17th annual Christmas Tree Lighting Program and Downtown Holiday Open House, set for 5 to 9 p.m., in the central business district. Maureen Saverick, the chamber’s office manager, said organizers are finalizing speakers, entertainment and other related parts of the event. Residents will gather at 5 p.m. in the parking lot

adjacent to the firehouse, 77 W. Main St. for welcoming remarks, singalong and the tree-lighting ceremony. Alicia Quirion, a first-grade student at Linden Street School, has been selected to throw the switch that will light the town’s Christmas tree. The Plainville High School Band and Chorus, under the direction of Dominic Tallotta and Jeff Blanchette, will play holiday songs and lead those in attendance in a singalong. The tree ceremony is sponsored by ConnectiCare. Council Chairman Daniel Hurley will welcome residents, along with Town Manager Robert E. Lee, Capt. Peter Costanzo of the Plainville Police De-

partment, Tom Mancini of the Plainville Fire Company, and David Talesca, assistant superintendent, Plainville Community Schools. Tip Simons, president of the Plainville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Nick Daddabbo, president of the Plainville High School Student Council, also are expected to address to the crowd. Hurley said the Downtown Holiday Open House is one of his favorite local events. “I get a kick out of seeing the faces of the little ones when Santa Claus arrives by fire engine,” he said. See Party, page 14

said Susie Woerz, executive director of the food pantry. In the holiday spirit, a local resident was delivering 50 afghans she had crocheted to the Ronald McDonald House in New Haven on Monday. Accompanying Marilyn Sevigny was state Rep. Elizabeth “Betty” Boukus, who

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Inside Calendar . . . . . . . . . . 18 Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 History by Hummel . . . 7 Schools . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 Holiday Gift Guide 10-15 Obituaries . . . . . . . 9, 20 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Seniors . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Sports . . . . . . . . . 21-23

Readers’ Poll: See page 2 for poll results.


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, November 26, 2009

Debate continues over renaming PHS Alumni Fields By Ken DiMauro The Plainville Citizen Town Council Chairman Daniel Hurley said Friday he thinks the Plainville High School Field Renaming Committee will meet within the next few weeks to explain its position why the group voted Sept. 3 not to rename Alumni Field after two deceased longtime school board members. Hurley said Councilman Jason Rupaka, who is the head of

the committee, likely would wait to call another meeting after the council’s Dec. 7 meeting when the council is expected to reappoint former Councilwoman Helen Bergenty to the renaming committee, this time as the citizen member. A sitting council member also is expected to be appointed to the committee to be another appointee. With the two new appointees, Rupaka will be able to call a meeting with a full board. In addition to Ru-

paka, also already serving are Becky Tyrrell and Anthony Goldberg, both of the school board. Tyrrell, chairwoman of the Board of Education, had resigned as chairwoman of the renaming committee in late October, however remained a member. Rupaka, who was vice chairman, took the leadership role. A meeting of the renaming group that was scheduled for Nov. 2 didn’t take place. That meeting was supposed to ex-

plain the Sept. 3 decision not to honor deceased school board members Thomas L. Wazorko, who was on the school board from 1984 until his death March 25, 2008, and Thomas R. Ferguson, who was a school board member for 16 years, and who died March 24,


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Readers’ Poll Do you contribute to holiday food and/or toy drives? Total votes: 19 Yes: 18 (94%) No: 1 (6%)

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Joan Procko, of Plainville, recently said goodbye to her son as he left with the National Guard 102nd Infantry headed for Iraq and Afghanistan. She and other loved ones of the nearly 700 service members who were mobilized to Wisconsin and Indiana before going overseas are hoping that they will be able to return home for the holidays. Procko is urging others to support Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s fundraising effort, called Op-

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Police report armed robbery, burglaries and vandalism

The Plainville Police Department reported an armed robbery occurred Sunday afternoon at Subway, 58 East St. At about 4 p.m., police received a 911 call reporting the incident. The two employees said a man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, black leather gloves and a green towel or T-shirt over his face entered the sandwich shop. He indicated he had a gun and one of the workers saw a handle of a weapon in the waistband of the suspect’s pants. Police described him as a white male, about 6 ft. 3 or 4 inches tall and slender. He asked for the money in the cash register and after getting it from one of the employees, the suspect

fled on foot heading north on East Street, according to Police Capt. Peter Costanzo. A police search dog and handler from Southington were called to the scene but the suspect was not located. Police are investigating if this robbery is related to sev-

eral others reported later that day at a Subway and Dunkin’ Donuts in Berlin. Costanzo said there also have been seven daytime residential burglaries since the beginning of November. A person or persons have been entering the homes through

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the stolen items. There have also been multiple reports of vandalism in the west end of town, according to police. Mailboxes, vehicles and houses have been damaged by being smashed or spray painted. Costanzo said some of the painted words have been racist in nature, however, police think the vandalism is random and not targeted toward any specific person or persons. Police patrols are being stepped up at night, he said. Farmington also have had vandalism reports and police in both towns are looking if they are connected. People who see any suspicious activity or have any information are asked to call the police department at (860) 747-1616.

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unlocked doors or forcing entry when no one is at home. Items reported stolen include jewelry and money, “anything easy to carry out,” Costanzo said. The burglaries have been reported by the residents when they return home, according to police. There have also been several burglaries of businesses in the Forestville Avenue area. Multiple burglaries have occurred in the past and arrests have been made, often in connection with similar incidents in nearby towns, Costanzo said. Incidents such as these often increase during the holidays, he said. Police are taking action by patrolling neighborhoods more often and contacting pawn shops to locate any of

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Spirit Continued from page 1 arranged the delivery. The “lap-ghans,” which are smaller afghans to be used to cover a person’s lap, were crocheted over the course of a year. “When Marilyn approached me about donating her beautiful handmade blankets, I thought it was a terrific idea,” Boukus said. “Hopefully the blankets will bring a touch of home to families who are facing the challenges of an ill child.” The Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut is a residence where as many as 12 families can stay while their children are being treated at nearby health facilities. “My heart feels good to do this,” said Sevigny, who estimates she has given away about 1,000 afghans that she has made since she learned the craft when she was 16 years old. Last week, she was crocheting the finishing touches on the mini-blankets that filled five garbage bags. “You’re putting your feelings

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Marilyn Sevigny estimates she has about 200 skeins of yarn. into what you do.” Sevigny previously made 75 lapghans that were donated through the Woman’s Club of Plainville to the Veterans Home in Rocky Hill. To begin a project, she selects coordinated colors from her bookshelf which holds 200 skeins of colorful yarn. She said it takes her three days to make one of the coverlets. “I like to do something to let people know how much I care for them. I love people,” said Sevigny, who was involved in scouting, the library board, and many other Plainville organizations. Plainville youngsters are also getting involved in the holiday spirit through the

shoebox project, which recently ended. Operation Christmas Child, a program of Samaritan’s Purse founded by Franklin Graham, will provide holiday gifts for an estimated 8 million children in more than 100 countries this year alone. The project started in 1993 with 28,000 shoeboxes and since that time has resulted in 69 million packages being delivered to children in need. Children at Trinity Covenant Church look forward to assembling the boxes each year, said Edie Chandler, wife of the Rev. David Chandler, pastor of the church. Abbey Chandler, 9, and her brothers, Issak, 12, and Sam, 5, helped shop for items including colored pencils, toys, cars and stuffed animals to fill five packages. “It makes me think how fortunate I am,” Abbey said. “It helps the kids to think beyond themselves. It’s a Christmas tradition. I think it’s exciting for the kids to think globally,” Edie Chandler said. To learn other ways to get involved in holiday giving, see page 10 in this week’s issue of The Plainville Citizen.

Leaf collection to end Dec. 3

The final town leaf collection by the Roadways Department will end Thursday, Dec. 3. Residents with any remaining leaves may bring them to the Town Transfer Station on Granger Lane free of charge. The last day the Transfer Station will be open is Saturday, Dec. 5. It will reopen in the spring. Residents are asked to remove brush, sticks and stones from leaf piles because the vacuum machine clogs and slows down the operation. The Roadway Department are leaf collecting, not grass or brush collecting. These piles will be left behind. For more information, call the Department of Physical Services, at (860) 793-022,1 ext. 208.

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Letters to the Editor Book should not be in library The Plainville Citizen 333 East St., Unit 1 — P.O. Box 57 Plainville, CT 06062 Managing Editor – Robert Mayer Asst. managing editor – Robin Lee Michel Associate editor – Ken DiMauro Sports editor – Nick Carroll Advertising manager – Christine Nadeau Advertising sales – Doug Riccio

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Government Meetings

Thursday, Nov. 26 Thanksgiving: municipal center closed. Friday, Nov. 27 Thanksgiving: municipal center closed. Monday, Nov. 30 Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1 Citizens and Properties Owners Association of Plainville, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2 Inland Wetlands Commission, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3 Bicycle Friendly Committee, Municipal

Center, 7:30 p.m. Insurance Commission, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Recycling & Solid Waste Commission, library, 7 p.m. Senior Citizens Committee, senior center, noon. Monday, Dec. 7 Town Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8 Capital Projects Building Committee, library, 6:30 p.m. Downtown Beautification, 7 p.m.

To the editor: I am grateful to live in a country where the First Amendment grants us the opportunity to speak freely. This is a valuable right, whether I agree or disagree with the opinion of the speaker. I do not believe in censorship. There are however, some things that I believe in even more strongly than the right of free speech or the freedom from censorship. They are respect, sensitivity and thoughtful action. I have to believe that when we, as Americans, were granted the right of free speech, the ability to be thoughtful was expected to play a role in any and all decisions we made. I am appalled by the decision of the Plainville Public Library to stock the book, “In the Middle of the Night,” by Brian McDonald. This author obtained the information used in the book during illegal visits to one of the criminals involved in this case. This should immediately preclude its addition to the shelves, but that is not by a long shot my biggest problem with this decision. This decision shows an utter lack of respect for the members of the Petit family, people who are part of our Plainville family. There is no argument to justify stocking this illegal publication that is more compelling than the argument against stocking it — thoughtful, respectful action. This book has the potential to further delay justice in this horrific case by allowing the other criminal the oppor-

tunity to claim his right to a fair trial has been jeopardized. There are many controversial books the Plainville Public Library has chosen not to stock. If I request them, will they be added to the shelves? In closing, I ask that the decision to stock this publication be reconsidered. The Plainville Public Library gains nothing by the addition of this book, but would stand to gain great respect from much of the community by deciding to act in a thoughtful, respectful and sensitive manner by not adding it. Cheryl Provost Plainville

Athletic backers thank supporters

To the editor: On behalf of the Plainville High School Athletic Backers, Club, I would like to extend a sincere thank you to all club members for selling tickets and providing food; Ron at Central Café for his donation of 200 wings; Pritchard’s Bottle Shop for providing the tasting; the PHS fall sport athletes for their donations towards the basket raffles; and most importantly to the Plainville Community and all those who purchased tickets to attend our annual Wine and Beer Tasting Event. It was our most successful tasting event to date, and all proceeds from the event will benefit Plainville High School athletes. Lorrie Belanger Plainville Lorrie Belanger is the president of the PHS Athletic Backers Club.

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Thursday, November 26, 2009 — The Plainville Citizen

History by Hummel

Thanksgiving brings back Depression-era memories By Ruth S. Hummel Special to The Citizen At Bald Mountain School where I spent my first five years of learning (no kindergarten), we had been cutting out pumpkins and turkeys in anticipation of Thanksgiving. We also were filled with

stories of Indian raids on the small valley towns, especially Deerfield. The massacre in the 1700s was foremost in the story telling. By Thanksgiving in Bernardston, Mass., it was usually cold. Colorful leaves were often garnished with snow. Up there, near the Ver-

house were some of the Great Depression years. My dad, “Pappy,” a World War I cavalry soldier, drove horses in the European Cam-

mont border, in the mountains, weather has a mind of its own. The years I spent growing up in our old mid-1800s farm-

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Many hands make waffles A crew serves waffles and more in the kitchen at A.M.E. Zion Church, 110 Whiting St., at Saturday’s waffle breakfast. Workers include, back row, from left to right, Jean-Louis Barreau and Rosie Villard; front row, from left, Jennifer Grant, Rayla Matson, Anita Schofield and Stacy Browne. Missing from photo is helper Jean-Michel Barreau.

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Methodist church events

The Worship and Praise concert presented by the band Salvation Road was held at Church of Our Saviour on Oct. 18, attended by approximately 90 people. The group featured five singer/musicians and three vocalists. A screen, with the projected words of the songs, helped the audience understand the message. Led by Ray Robbins on drums and lead singer, Heather Bonney, the group presented 90 minutes of inspirational music. Thanks was given to the Music Committee for arranging the event. For the first time, the church had a publicity sign at the Municipal Center, thanks to Liz Doiron.

Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill, will have the greening of the church at the Sunday, Nov. 29, 10 a.m., worship service. The Woman’s Club of Plainville Christmas Tea will be held Sunday, Dec. 6, at 4 p.m. The Sunday School Christmas Pageant will be held Sunday, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m. An American Red Cross blood drive will be held Thursday, Dec. 17, 1:45 to 6:45 p.m. For more information or to make an appointment, call (800) GIVE LIFE. For more information, call the church at (860) 747-2328.

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The Plainville United Methodist Church is hosting a holiday concert sponsored by the Hartt School’s MENC Chapter of the University of Hartford. The concert is being held at the church, 56 Red Stone Hill, on Sunday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. Freewill donations are welcome to benefit the Plainville Food Pantry and Hartt MENC, National Association for Music Education.

Food for Friends

The Food for Friends program, under the sponsorship of the Plainville Council of Churches, has been serving approximately 60 people each week. It is held at the Congregational Church of Plainville, 130 W. Main St., on Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. The next dinners will be served Dec. 16 and Dec. 30.

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Holiday Happenings Thanksgiving closings

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Connecticut Council for Philanthropy is distributing a holiday wish list for various nonprofit organizations, including several in Plainville. St. Philip House, 80 Broad St., is a multi-faceted program that addresses the housing and social service needs of people who have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, as well as their families and loved ones. The holiday wish list includes grocery store gift certificates; household cleaning items, soap, laundry detergent; movie passes, oil change gift certificates; and the big wish: a digital color

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The Plainville Citizen is accepting new, unwrapped toys for the holiday season. Items will be distributed to the Plainville Community Food Pantry and, if need be, to the United Way of West Central Connecticut and Toys for Tots. Bring new, unwrapped toys to The Plainville Citizen office located at 333 East St. (Route 10) in the Pagliacci’s Restaurant plaza. The office is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call the office at (860) 410-1857. The Plainville Citizen staff

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The Plainville Historical Society, 29 Pierce St., will be having a Design a Christmas Card Contest and the theme is a Victorian Christmas. The rules are all entries must be on eight and a half by 11 inch paper; all artwork must be original; the card may be portrait or landscape; any medium will be acceptable; the participant will be designing the cover of the card only; all entries must be unfolded and include a three by five inch card with the designers name, address, telephone number and age; each card design will be given a number, and the deadline for entries is Wednesday, Dec. 2. There will be two categories: Adults and children under 12 years old. There will be a first and second prize in each category. All card designs may be submitted to the historic center which is open Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon and Wednesday and Saturday from noon to 2:30 p.m. All entries will be on display at the historic center starting on Sunday, Dec. 6. The public is invited to come in and view the card designs and to vote

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Thursday, November 26, 2009 — The Plainville Citizen Plainville Community Food Pantry. Canned and boxed goods, and household items Continued from page 12 can be dropped off until Christmas during regular business hours, Monday for their favorite whenever through Saturday, 10 a.m. to the center is opened. There 5:30 p.m. will be additional holiday hours in December. All judging will be done by number. A special committee of members will consider votes Doug Marcarelli, manager from the public dropped in of Skyline Fence, located at the ballot box at the center. 450 Farmington Ave., is askThe decision of the commit- ing local businesses and resitee will prevail. Winners will be announced Saturday, Dec. 19. All submissions become the property of the Plainville Historical Society. For more information, call (860) 747-6577.


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The residents and staff of the Plainville Group Home invite the public to celebrate in the spirit of the season at the annual holiday gathering. The celebration will be held Wednesday, Dec. 9, with the snow date of Thursday, Dec. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m., at 50 Bank St., Plainville. For more information, call (860) 7479930 or visit the Web site

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Party Continued from page 1 After Santa arrives, he will set up inside the firehouse and hear children’s wish

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be given to the Plainville Community Food Pantry. And on Whiting Street, an old-fashioned wagon drawn by two large and gentile horses will transport people around the downtown region. The holiday event also is used by groups and organizations to do some fundraising opportunities. Lynn Szach, who is one of the many individuals helping to organize the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay For Life in Norton Park, will be selling links on a memory chain that will be displayed on a tree at nearby Veterans’ Memorial Park. Each link in the chain

will be sold for $1, Szach said. Saverick said Jo Moreno, owner of Elite Gifts, Jewelry and Awards on Whiting Street has been instrumental in organizing the holiday open house, which features raffle prizes for those visiting the businesses. Moreno also helps organize the Downtown Block Party held in September, along with the Plainville Police Association. The block party is a event held to showcase local businesses. It benefits the police group’s Officer Robert Holcomb scholarship fund, named for Holcomb, who was killed in the line of duty.


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Holidays Continued from page 14 band Chicago and adapted their arrangements to the choral group’s voices. The outcome is a jazz version of some of the well-known and loved traditional songs. Tickets are available at Plainville Senior Center, Family Barber Shop, J.P. Jewelers in Plainville; Saint’s in Southington; and Feet First in Bristol. For information, call (860) 747-5695 or visit the Web site

Holiday exhibit features artistry From Tuesday, Dec. 1 through Sunday, Jan. 3, the New Britain Museum of American Art will be decked out for the holidays with selected New England artists’ designs of Christmas Trees

and Holiday Installations displayed throughout the museum. An opening reception to meet the artists is scheduled for First Friday on Dec. 4, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., with artists’ remarks at 6 p.m. There is a charge to attend. Long-time museum volunteer and artist, Manli Luo, of Plainville, will be showcasing her cut paper skills on Birds Singing for Spring, a 9foot tree that will display the Chinese tradition of cut paper birds, symbolic of love and happiness. The free Community Day Holiday Party will be held Sunday, Dec. 13, from noon to 4 p.m. Plainville’s own Nzinga’s Daughters will perform beginning at 12:15 p.m. followed by other music performances. For information, call the New Britain Museum for American Art, (860) 229-0257 or visit the Web site There is an

admission fee except for children under 12 who are free. There is free admission from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturdays.

YMCA plans 12 Days of Fitness The Board of Managers Activate America Committee has developed an incentive program for the Plainville community called the 12 Days of Fitness. The goal of this program is to help motivate all Plainville residents, businesses, congregations and municipal employees to exercise at least 12 times in the five weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Research shows the average American gains weight during the holidays, and this program is designed to encourage physical activity during the busy season to help keep off unwanted pounds. To participate, people are

encouraged to exercise a minimum of 30 minutes each day on at least 12 days between Nov. 26 and Jan. 1. Exercise activity can be any length and any type. Exercise can be recorded on the calendar in a brochure, which is available at the Wheeler Regional Family YMCA, Recreation Department, schools, municipal offices, churches and many local businesses. Each participant needs to submit their completed calendar to the Wheeler YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., by Jan. 12 to be entered into a drawing for prizes. The Wheeler YMCA offers a family fitness class on Sundays from 10 to 11 a.m. that will run Dec. 6, 13, 20 and 27 that is open to anyone participating in the 12 Days of Fitness Challenge. For information, contact Sally Miller at the YMCA, (860) 793-9631.

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The Secret Santa program at the Plainville Community Food Pantry has begun. The children of less fortunate clients have provided wish lists of toys and gifts they would like to receive for Christmas and need the community to “adopt� a child by purchasing a gift. People who are interested in becoming a Secret Santa can stop by the pantry to select the child or children that they would like to adopt. Hours are Monday evenings from 1 to 6 p.m. and Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The deadline for gifts to be returned to the pantry is no later than Dec. 4. The pantry can accept unwrapped toys, to be given to clients on Gift Night. Gift

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Choir to sing at two churches The New England Chamber Choir, with conductor Richard Donohue, will be in Plainville for two performances. The Music for Christmas XXXV concert will be held Sunday, Dec. 27, at 4 p.m., at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 19 S. Canal St. High Notes and High Tea XXVIII Music Times Two: an Afternoon of Duets will be held Sunday, Feb. 21, at 4 p.m., at the Congregational Church of Plainville, 130 W. Main St. Admission is free but donations will be accepted. Music for Christmas XXXV will feature music of Johann Sebastian Bach, AntonĂ­n Dvorak, Franz Gruber, Orlande de Lassus, Georg Philipp Telemann, Johannes Ockeghem, Gregorian chant and carols. For information, call Donohue at (860) 363-0157 or e-mail

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Thanksgiving closings — The Plainville Municipal Center will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Residents who are on the Thursday and Friday refuse pickup schedule will receive services on Friday and Saturday of the Thanksgiving weekend. The Plainville Public Library will be closed Nov. 26 and be open for regular business hours on Nov. 27 and 28. The Plainville Senior Citizens Center will be closed Nov. 26 and 27 for all activities, except for its special Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 26. Plainville Community Schools are closed Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27. All municipal offices, library, senior center and schools will open

for normal hours on Monday, Nov. 30. The Plainville Citizen will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 and open on Friday, Nov. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ongoing art exhibit — An art exhibit, featuring the drawings and sculpture of artist Brigid Kennedy opened Nov. 20 at the Connecticut Casualty Company, 1 Whiting St.The exhibition will continue until March 20. This is the third exhibit at the business in a series devoted to the visual arts in a new presenting partnership called ART + CCC. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Viewing hours are Wednesday to Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, visit www.ctcasualty.c om or call (800) 922-2886.



Historic center — Tours of the Plainville Historic Center, 29 Pierce St., are available Wednesdays and

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proper name of the PHS facility “is Plainville Alumni Fields.” As a member of the council in 1999, he said he made the motion to give the facility its original name and was seconded by Bergenty. Arcari said he is in agreement with the renaming committee’s Sept. 3 decision to keep the name as Plainville Alumni Fields.” He also said he is aware of Wazorko and Ferguson’s long service to the town and the committee wanted to find another way to honor them. Bergenty said she received Arcari’s letter and found it interesting. She said she has gotten many calls from residents, urging the committee to leave the name as is. At its Sept. 3 decision, the committee also decided to unanimously to send the idea to the council and school board, suggesting a more appropriate way be found to honor Wazorko and Ferguson, perhaps a wing or new part of the high school or another school building. In addition, the committee asked the council to alter or expand its purpose to place an honor for people who serve or served the community and make that part of the proposed mini-green area in front of the police station. The original idea to rename the fields came from Donald St. Pierre, a former state representative, who knew both Wazorko and Ferguson.


At the council meeting held Sept. 8, Tabitha Wazorko Manafort, Thomas Wazorko’s daughter, spoke to the council asking about the status of the renaming of the field. She expressed concern about the length of time it was taking for the renaming group to make its decision. A letter dated Sept. 8, was sent to the Wazorko and Ferguson families, explaining the field renaming committee’s Sept. 3 decision. “The committee would like to honor these two gentlemen who served the town of Plainville so faithfully,” according to the letter that was sent by the committee. Just prior to the Nov. 2 meeting, Bergenty said she thought the meeting wasn’t necessary, saying the group had made a unanimous decision and she thought an appropriate way other than renaming the field would be found. Former Councilman Thomas Arcari Sr. provided some history on the events in 1999 that led to the athletic fields at PHS being named Plainville Alumni Fields. A letter on the subject was sent to the renaming committee, Town Council, school board, Bergenty and The Plainville Citizen. Arcari said at the time the project was being completed in 1999, longtime former PHS principal Ivan Wood — who is now deceased — had approached him to ask who had the authority to name the fields. “I told him based on the Nov. 27, 1990 town attorney’s

legal opinion, the authority lies only with the Town Council,” Arcari wrote, adding his recollection of the hour conversation with Wood was “one of the best lessons on Plainville sports I have ever had. “Mr. Wood began by talking about a rumor he had heard stating that some people wanted to name the fields for him,” Arcari wrote. “He told me he was not in favor of the fields being named for him. He then proceeded to list many people whom he felt deserved the honor, having been outstanding athletes and benefactors to Plainville… Tony D’Amico, Don Forcella, Tony Forcella, John Toffolon, and other deserving alumni. He especially pointed out Walt Majsak, a standalone athlete both at PHS and in college who as a longtime football official also served on the Board of Education longer than any other person in Plainville.” Arcari wrote that Wood apparently felt that to “give each individual field a different name would only bring confusion.” Arcari also wrote that the Oct. 29 articles in The Plainville Citizen referred to Wood as a member of the building committee, but was not. That committee actually consisted of “Bill Bergenty, Ray Carroll, Dave Emory, Mel Masse, Kevin Neary and Byron Treado III.” In addition, Arcari said the


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, November 26, 2009

Obituaries Alvin W. vonFrisch

Lutheran Church, Southington, and a former assistant treasurer of the church, an honorary council member after 20 years of service, a member of the Finance Committee and a communion assistant. He belonged to the Calendar House and Masonic Lodge AF & AM 33, in Southington, for more than 50 years, and was a bowler and golfer in leagues. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, the Rev. Robert and Karen vonFrisch; three grandsons, Matthew and his wife Deana, Andrew and Joshua vonFrisch; a g r e a t - g r a n d d a u g h t e r, Madisyn, all of Pennsylvania; a sister-in-law, Loretta Smith, of Southington; several nieces and nephews; grand-nieces and grandnephews; and great-grand-

Alvin W. vonFrisch, 89, of Southington, died Nov. 14, 2009. at The Hospital of Central Connecticut at the Bradley Memorial Campus, Southington. He was the husband of the late Arline (Smith) vonFrisch. He was born in Giessen, Germany, and lived in Connecticut since 1927. He served in the U.S. Army, 7th Division, 17th Infantry during World War II, serving in the Aleutian and Pacific areas. He was a sergeant and received a Bronze Star in action. He was formerly a supervisor of Tool Engineering for General Electric, in Plainville, until his retirement in 1984. He was a member of First

nieces and grand-nephews. Funeral services were held Nov. 18, 2009, at First Lutheran Church, Southington. Burial with full military honors followed in South End Cemetery, Southington. Plantsville Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the First Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 232 Bristol St., Southington, CT 06489.

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PHS diver caps junior season in style By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen In 2007 and 2008, Millie Mills finished fourth in diving at the CIAC Class S state championship meet, leaving her one place shy of All-State status. This fall, the Plainville High School star moved up the ladder. Mills generated a hefty

366.85 points and was runner-up at the Class S diving championship, held Nov. 13 at PHS. “She rose to the occasion,” PHS swim coach Randy Doucette said of the junior. “We all were very happy with it,” the veteran coach said of the performance. Mills too was content with her second-place, All-State

showing. “I was hoping to get Top 3,” she said. “So that’s good.” Looking for a strong finish at the state meet, this season Mills stepped up her diving repertoire. She indicated that’s what led to her high point total at the Class S competition. “I had new dives with a higher degree of difficulty,” she explained.

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Mills’ 366.85 points earned her the 11th spot in last week’s State Open, which draws the top perfor mers Mills from the Class LL, L, M and S meets. Unfortunately, Mills was sick and unable to compete. But had she, Doucette wouldn’t have been surprised to see Mills outdo her Class S score. “She’s just got that ability,” he said. Mills, a two-time All-Stater in gymnastics, is a relative

newcomer to the sport of diving. She first gave it shot a mere five years ago and found she had a knack for it. Her background in gymnastics helped her progression. “In the air, knowing where you are, it’s kind of like the floor in gymnastics,” she said. This fall, Mills went undefeated during the regular season and claimed the Central Connecticut Conference South Division diving title. In 2010, she has her sights set on moving up one more rung and winning the Class S diving championship.

Finally, the pieces fit for young swim team By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

Plainville High School’s second annual Senior/Junior Powderpuff Football game was held Nov. 15 at Alumni Field. The Class of 2010 routed the Class of 2011, 32-0. Shelby Marquis threw three touchdown passes, all to Alyssa Martino. Also, Marquis recovered two fumbles, returning one for a TD. Tiana Saraceno also scored. The juniors were led by Becky Slivinsky and Abby Szach. The event was sponsored by the PHS Student-Athlete Leadership Team. Top photo: Junior quarterback Becky Slivinsky looks for an open receiver. Below: Quintin Wells and the senior “cheerleaders” entertain the crowd. Photos by Matt Leidemer

Plainville High School girls swim coach Randy Doucette said his team was like a collection of blank puzzle pieces at the start of the season; the veteran head man had no idea who would swim what events. His team was young. His roster was thin. “There was some guesswork involved, some trial and error involved. Things just didn’t fit for awhile,” Doucette said. “I wasn’t sure how it was going to play out. I didn’t know if the pieces were ever going to fit.” While waiting for things to fall into place, Plainville took its lumps, winning just three of its regular season meets. But as Doucette had hoped, the Lady Blue Devils turned things up a notch in the postseason. “To end this way is very rewarding,” he said. Plainville had a good showing at the Central Connecticut Conference South Division championships and followed that up with a solid performance at the CIAC Class S state meet, held last week. “It was really great. Every-

one was right at best times, or better,” Doucette said of his team’s work at the Class S championships. “From where we started the season, I was just amazed at the results.” The Lady Blue Devils’ Emily Zuckerman had a good day at the Class S meet. The sophomore finished 22nd in the 100 breaststroke (1:20.89) and was a member of both the 17th place 200 freestyle relay team (1:59.49) and the 17th place 200 medley team (2:18.01). “She’s a very, very hard worker,” Doucette said of Zuckerman. “If anyone was going to taper well for the championships, I thought it would be her. And it worked out that way.” Joining Zuckerman in the freestyle relay was sophomore Sarah Basile and seniors Alyse Lamarre and Vikki Sabel. The medley foursome was rounded out by Basile and freshmen Nicole Rogan and Samantha Bradley. Plainville’s highest finish at the Class S swim championships was registered by its 400 freestyle relay team of

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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, November 26, 2009

Hoopla Night set for Dec. 4 Midnight Madness is a long-standing tradition on basketball-crazy college campuses. That night, in packed arenas across the country, college hoops teams take to the court at the stroke of midnight, marking the first day programs are allowed to practice. Players are introduced. Teams run through drills, hold contests. Fans eat it up. Plainville High School basketball coaches Marc Wesoly and Jen Micowski are hoping to bring some Midnight Madness-esque excitement to Ivan Wood Gymnasium next month. “That’s what we’re kind of going for,� Wesoly said. “It’s a night for the town of Plainville to start thinking

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Plainville High School’s Chase Tarca fires up a shot last season. about basketball.� PHS’s inaugural Hoopla Night will be held Friday, Dec. 4, 6:30 p.m. The boys and girls basketball teams will be



unveiled that evening. Players will then split up into teams and compete in skills contests. After that, squads comprised of PHS alumni and faculty and members of the police department, fire department and Athletic Backers will face off in a round robin-style tournament. Wesoly expects Hoopla Night to become an annual event. “Hopefully it will get bigger and bigger,� he said. The cost to attend Hoopla Night is $2. There is no charge for kids 12 and under. Concessions will be available. Proceeds from the event go to support PHS basketball. With tickets prices for pro and college basketball games on the rise, Wesoly indicated that a high school game makes for a cheap night out. “And there’s something these high school kids are playing for� he said; “the name on the front of their jersey.�



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pointing out that two state records were set at the championships. “The competition was really good. Some of the times were just incredible.” Mills earned a spot in the State Open, but for her teammates, the season came to an end at either the Class S meet or the CCC championships. Plainville loses Lamarre, Sabel, Alicia Prigodich and Kaitlyn Bouchard to graduation, but will return a solid core in 2010, including big meet-tested athletes such as Zuckerman, Mills, Basile, Rogan, Bradley and freshman diver Chloe Lamarre, who



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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The Plainville Senior Citizens Center Bowling League announced Senior Citizens Center Bowling League results for the week of Nov. 16: High bowler, women — Helen Tessier, 202. High bowler, men — Jerry Tracey, 199. Ham bone club — Tom Loiselle, George Boucher. Turkey club — Frank Robinson Sr., Al Cassella, Tom Loiselle-2, George Boucher, Jim Ray, Helen Tessier, Paul Bell, Helen Marinella, Tina Wishart, Jerry Tracey, Ron Jablowshi Split club — Marie Cyr,

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Continued from page 24 Len Wishart, Bert Collin, Judy Tracey. Jerrt Tracey, Helen Tessier, Tony Rosenthal, Jane Deblois, Mary Jane Dumais, Dot Stephenson, Conrad Chasses. 200 club — Helen Tissier, 202. Results for the week of Nov. 9 are: High bowler, women — Helen Marinelle, 180. High bowler, men — Jerry Tracey, 195. Turkey club — Marie Cyr, Al Cassella, Frank Robinson Sr., Mary Ann Fredrickson. Split club — Marie Cassidy, John Delin-3, Jim Stuart, Richard Bushey, Bernice Baylock, Deanna Tino-2, Rose Plourde, Sara Cameron, Judy Tracey, Jerrt Tracey, Dan Hurley, Paul Bell, Norman Landry, Helen Tessier. The league is still short several bowlers. The league meets at Laurel Lanes, 136 New Britain Ave., Plainville, Mondays, at 1 p.m. which includes three games of bowling, shoes, open bowling discount card, automatic scoring and free weekly beverage. Bowlers of all abilities, including beginners, are welcome to join this fun league. There is a fee to bowl. For information or to join the league, contact Frank Robinson, bowling league president, at (860) 747-2918.


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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, November 26, 2009

Entertainment Briefs Third exhibit for ART + CCC

An art exhibit, featuring the drawings and sculpture of artist Brigid Kennedy opened with a reception, Nov. 20, at the Connecticut Casualty Company, 1 Whiting St. The exhibition will continue until March 20. This is the third exhibit at the business in a series devoted to the visual arts in a partnership called ART + CCC. Kennedy, who lives in Old Wethersfield, is a sculptor and teaching artist. “Her work explores mystical, an-

cient belief systems, and the collective unconscious. Her goal is to create a raw, preverbal experience by directing the viewers’ attention towards the latent physicality of existence. She perceives the unconscious as a modern perception of the soul, a source of wisdom and knowledge that heals and unites us,” according to a press release. The ART + CCC program is curated by Ellen Carey, a well-known lens-based artist and photographer, who is associate professor of photography at the Hartford Art

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The first solo art exhibition of Plainville native, Susan Tracanna-Gudat, will open Friday, Dec. 4, from 6 to 10 p.m., at MAC 650 Gallery, 650 Main St., in Middletown. The opening will include live music and refreshments. The free exhibit will continue through December. Tracanna-Gudat has always had a strong passion for art, following in the footsteps of her grandfather, Nicholas Tracanna Sr., who was also a painter. Tracanna-Gudat said she and her grandfather collaborated on a painting while


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she was in college. “My mom and dad [Nick and Carol Tracanna] always encouraged me to do what I love in life and when it came time to go to college, they were so supportive of me attending an art school even though I was still not sure what it was that I wanted to do with art,” Tracanna-Gudat said. “They just felt that it was important for me to follow my passion in life and everything else would just fall into place. For their constant patience and support, I am forever grateful.” She also credits her two Plainville High School art teachers with inspiring her. “Mrs. [Anne] Pingpank and Mr. [Michael] Richters taught me so much in terms of art. I gained the confidence to pursue what I love to do in life because they were so passionate about what they did as teachers,” said Tracanna-Gudat, who is now an art teacher at Sedgwick Middle School in West Hartford. She received her bachelor of fine arts from Montserrat College of Art, a teaching certification from Massachusetts College in Art and Design and is completing her masters of science degree in art education from CCSU. In the past year, she has been working on the series, “Body Speak,” which examines the body language between people in public spaces. “I have always loved painting the figure. People are so animated and expressive with their bodies that I could never get bored finding new ways to represent the human form,” she said.


Thursday, November 26, 2009 — The Plainville Citizen

Era Continued from page 7 were always well-cared for. The Depression affected our family of five, in some ways, but perhaps not as badly as folks in towns. There was “soldiers relief ” through which we obtained great bags of flour, sugar and other basics. We raised, on our 98-acre mountain farm, chickens, pigs and of course always had (Jersey) Cows. Turkeys, corn and potatoes were also raised for the market in

Springfield. We also sold cords of firewood. I never remember having had a turkey for Thanksgiving: They were too valuable a cash crop. It was always one of our beautiful Rhode Island Red chickens who graced our table as the guest of honor. We kids wore mostly handme-downs from richer relatives in Springfield, but they were nice clothes and we felt lucky. For our big feast, often chores were done, and the animals (especially the horses) were given special treats, and we all pitched in to help. Before this great day, the house had been cleaned, and

the best tablecloth, in fact the only tablecloth as I recall, was spread out carefully. Pumpkin, mince and apple pies, mashed potatoes and gravy, squash, glazed carrots, pickled beets, stuffing (made with cornbread) relishes and biscuits, hot from the black cook stove oven all graced that groaning board. By the way, that phrase goes back to colonial times when many people, living in log cabins had no real tables. A large slab of pine or other wood was fastened horizontally to the wall, and this is where guests sat with the meal spread out. The family ate standing up, children last.

As I recall we usually ate in the early afternoon. We listened to the news at noon on the battery-powered radio. It really was a battery — a car battery as we had no electricity. The radio was only turned on for the news and maybe, if homework was done in good time, a program such as the “Lone Ranger” or “Amos and Andy.” Just before dinner, the kitchen seemed to float on billows of steam and the essence of the feast to come tormented us kids. All of the windows were “steamed up,” too. I helped when I could, my brother, Bob, was in charge of the wood box, but Pappy, a

great cook himself, did the heavy work of the meal. At last, the five of us sat down at the big kitchen table, resplendent in the tablecloth. By then, there on Wild Cat Mountain, unless the sun was shining brightly, the oil lamps were lit and the cold came creeping. I remember (funny how these things stick in your mind) one year I picked princess pine black elderberries and pine cones and made a wreath to go around the base of the lamp in the center of the table. I was so proud of

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Business Briefs Corriveau earns expert certification Doreen Corriveau, of Remax West of the River, located at 146 New Britain Ave., has earned the prestigious Certified Distressed Property Expert designation. To earn the designation, C o r r i v e a u Corriveau had to complete extensive training in foreclosure avoidance and short sales. This is an invaluable expertise to offer at a time when the area has many homes in the foreclosure process, according to Distressed Property Institute. Short sales allow a cashstrapped seller to repay the mortgage at the price the

Table Continued from page 27 my artistry until my brother asked why I put weeds on the table, but Ma thought it was nice. I always thought I could eat more than I actually could. An old saying tells us “my eyes were bigger than my belly!” By the time we got to pumpkin pie with fresh jersey cream, I had had it! But there was always a chance for a piece before bedtime. The very best Thanksgiving were those where we had snow! One year (I don’t recall which, but it was a newsworthy storm all over the mountains), the snow was so deep that my uncle Frank (my dad’s younger) brother, just out of the Navy had to leave his truck at the foot of the mountain — where the state road was plowed — and trudge up our uncleared road. He carried our Christmas presents in a bag over his shoulder, but we knew we wouldn’t see them until Christmas. After stuffing ourselves,

home sells for, even though it is lower than what is owed on the property. This can save many people from foreclosure and even bankruptcy. More lenders are willing to consider short sales because they are less costly than foreclosures. In the greater Hartford area, more than one in eight homes is in danger of foreclosing, according to a press release from Distressed Property Institute, based in Boca Raton, Fla. “This CDPE designation has been invaluable as I work with sellers and lenders on complicated short sales,” Corriveau said. “It is so rewarding to be able to help sellers save their homes from foreclosure.” For information, contact Corriveau at (860) 250-4443 or e-mail

clearing up from the feast and helping with the dishes (no hot water—all heated in large kettles on the stove) we were ready to settle down. But there was still the barn work to be done. Fresh bedding (free sawdust from the mill at the foot of the mountain) and hay to munch away the night and the cows and horses were all set. Going to bed in the unheated bedrooms was an event in itself. Flannel pjs were warmed on the oven door before donning them. When it was really cold we had soapstone bed warmers waiting in bed for us. Personally, I preferred a couple of the family cats. We had no electricity, no phone, no indoor plumbing, but we had each other, and were truly thankful for our blessings. My warmest holiday greetings to you — my readers, my friends! Ruth S. Hummel is Plainville town historian and former president of the historical society. Her column, “History by Hummel,” appears several times a month in The Plainville Citizen.

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MERIDEN-East Side. Great 2 BR. Elevator and secure building On site laundry. 2 mos security & credit ck req. No pets. $825. 203-284-0597

SOUTHINGTON-1st fl, 2 family home, 3BR, 1BA, newer SS appls, gar., prvt backyd w/lg deck, conv. loc. $1295/mo + utils. 860-625-1411 leave msg

MERIDEN-Large clean 5Rm, 2BR, 2nd flr. W/D hookup, stove, refrig front porch, lge fenced backyard. Off-st parking Must See! $825/mo + sec. 860-690-5555

WALLINGFORD - 2 BR apt, offstreet parking, avail now, 3rd floor, $850 incl all utils, 203530-1840

MERIDEN-Private studio apt, clean and quiet, on bus lines, No pets. Sec & refs. $500/mo + utilities. Call 203-982-3042 MERIDEN. 1BR: $605 Loc. on BROAD ST. Near Wallingford. On site parking & laundry. Spacious apt. w/ample closet space. New windows. Clean & quiet. Utilities NOT included. (914)347-3208 SOUTHINGTON 1 BR, partiallly furnished. 2nd floor. TV, Washer & Dryer. $700 plus utilities. Call 860-621-8328

SUMMER BROOK APTS Newly Remodeled 1BR - $700, 2 BR - $835 & $865, 3BR - $1025 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. SO. MERIDEN Updated 3-4BR 2nd floor. Off st parking. Washer/dryer hookup. No pets, no smoking. $1000 per month. Call Sue Farone 203-235-3300

WALLINGFORD - Near transportation, 5 rooms, 2 BR, 2nd floor, 2 family, off St. parking, no pets, $750 plus utilities, 203-284-1853 WALLINGFORD 1 Bedroom. $725 +util. Washer/dryer. New carpet & painted. Sec deposit and ref req. Call 203-671-0471 WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 1st Floor. Newly renovated. Stove & refrigerator incl. Washer/ Dryer hookup. No pets. $950. Call 203-464-7880 or 203-294-9010 WALLINGFORD 2BR/5Rm, 1st Flr. Remodeled. Carpet. Fully Appl’d. Quiet in town locale. Util not incl. Avail now! No pets. $875/ month. Call 203435-6790 pm

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

WALLINGFORD-2BR, LR, DR, sep. laundry rm w/appls, gourmet EIK, off-st-parking, C/Air & heat. No pets/smoking. $950/mo. Call 860-796-1561 WALLINGFORD-3 BR, 2 Bath Townhouse near center of town. No pets. Security, references & credit check. $1000 /mo. SAIA Realty 203-640-0343

YALESVILLE- Prime office space. 1200 sq. ft. 1st flr. Major intersection. Contact Jeff 203269-5703

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL RENTALS MERIDEN 8620 SF Commercial with retail exposure. Loading dock w/drive-in door. Lobby. $2900/month. (860) 384-4205

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN - Rooms For Rent $100 per week. All utilities & cable TV included. No drugs or alcohol, Please Call 203-537-6284

MERIDEN $197,900. Mint condition and spacious 3BR, 3 full bath home in neighborhood. 2BR w/private baths. Master BR is 12x21 with sitting area. HW floors, 3 zone heat and CAIR. LInda/Diana 203-235-3300


MERIDEN- 1BR, 1st flr condo in great condition. 2 car parking. Laundry rm on premises. Heat & HW incl. in fee. Crown Village, $50,000 By owner. 203-631-1534

CA$H FOR YOUR HOUSE We Buy Houses - “AS-IS” - Fast 860-589-4663


MERIDEN- Clean, 1st flr, furn. rm. Private entrance. Share kit. & bath. All utils. Leave message 203-238-3369

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

NEAR Southington/ Cheshire line. Fenced outdoor area. Some indoor space. Monthly rental. Ideal for boats, campers, heavy equip, etc. 860-302-3203

Wallingford/Durham 10’ x 20’ & 20’ X 45’ w/electricity. Available Dec 1. 203-751-1977


HELP WANTED WLFD Gorgeous Colonial on a large level lot. Great loc. Home features 8rms, kit, LR, DR, 4 or 5BRs, 3 full baths, large deck, upper level balcony, large rooms. Much more $270,000. Sue or Sil for details 203-265-5618

WLFD Right on Center St. Ample parking, great exposure 1500SF w/full bsmt. Great opportunity to be right on Center. CAIR, conf rm, storage. A must see. $1250/mo. Call Kathy 203-265-5618

AMBITIOUS Sales Agent Needed Renewable energy company. Call Todd 860-874-7012

BANKRUPTCY LEGAL ASSISTANT Petition prepartion & filing. Basic computer skills: Microsoft Word & Excel; Easy File; Adobe Acrobat & Time Slips. PO Box: 4656, Yalesville, CT 06492 or fax 203294-6182

See the great selection of used cars in Marketplace.

“Busy Call Center” Fosdick Fulfillment Corporation has immediate openings for full time and part time telephone representatives in our call center. Candidates should have prior customer service experience, a clear speaking voice, typing and computer skills and a pleasant telephone personality. $10.00/hr starting rate.

CUSTOMER SERVICE Manufacturing company seeks part-time individual (10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) with excellent phone skills to assist customers with orders and product information. Data entry and computer skills required. Knowledge of shooting sports a plus. Please e-mail or fax resume to:

Lyman Products Fax - 860-632-1699 email: DOG Groomer Grooming Certified and/or experience needed. Must be Organized, People friendly, Reliable, and Self starter. Call Michelle @ 860-302-1550 for more info.


MERIDEN 9rms, 4BR, 2b, perfect for growing family. Wood fls, high ceilings, lg rms 2143SF, 1st fl master w/full bath, 1st flr family rm. Located at end of a dead end street. Bring your finishing touches. $181,000. Call P. Lane (203) 235-5500

INDOOR Trailered Boat/Car Storage/Jet Skis. $19 per foot. Wlfd/Durham. Call for prices 203-751-1977


Interested candidates should apply in person to Fosdick Fulfillment Corporation, 26 Barnes Industrial Road North, Wallingford, CT between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.


MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, utils,. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. + sec or call 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm



WLFD $169,900 2BR, 1.5 bath Townhouse w/garage. Remodeled EIK, newer windows, deck, full basement, pool & more. Private & quiet complex. Call Kathy 203-272-1234

MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, utils,. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. + sec. or call 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm

Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV, furn’d. Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333

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


WLFD. Studio Newly renovated, Hdwd flrs, private driveway, No pet 203-284-2077/203-654-6190 YALESVILLE-2BR, 1 bath, heat & HW incld. Off-st-parking. $950/mo. No pets/smoking. Call 203-376-3691


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

WLFD-3rd fl, 4 sm. rms, appl’s, clean, quiet. Newly painted. Dead-end st. Sec. $625/mo. No pets. Credit check. Owner/Agent. 203-269-7348

WALLINGFORD 3BR, 2nd flr, lg. rms, newly remodeleld, w/d hkup off master BR, Nice yard. Off st. parking. Trash pickup. No pets. Section 8 approved. $1025. 86 Meadow St. (203) 537-1772, Lisa. WALLINGFORD-2 BR, 1.5 Bath Townhouse. Nice apartment. No pets. Security, references, credit check. $1000 per month. SAIA Realty 203-640-0343


BI-LINGUAL Customer Service Agent: Ambitious, independent worker with attention to detail. Must be able to problem solve, adjust to change quickly, have knowledge of Word/Excel and phone experience. Please contact Valerie 203.284.6040 Ext 112.

This position supports and assists families through a case management model. This position also assists with the completion of the child health requirements and other required screenings and asssessments. Min requirement Associates degree in social work/services or human sercices or related human services field. Bilingual strongly encouraged to apply. Starting salary is $28,209 annually. Applications and copies of job descriptions may be obtained by calling (203) 238-9166 or coming by the CDI HS Office at 398 Liberty St., Meriden. The closing date for accepting applications is December 11, 2009 at 5pm.

Nutrition Manager To assess the nutritional status of all children and provide them with nutritionally adequate meals that meet all of their age appropriate needs. Ensure that all grant requirements are in compliance with regulations. A.S. or B.S. Degree in Food and Nutrition + 2 yrs foodservice exp. Registered Dietician. CACFP exp. preferred. Valid CT Driver’s License required. Salary to be determined. 30 hrs/wk. Apply at:

New Opportunities, Inc. 232 North Elm St. Waterbury, CT 06702 or email resume to EOE

HELP WANTED GOT Drive? Taxi Drivers wanted. Immediate openings with a P/S License. We are busy! Offering new driver discounts. Call 203-934-2096 ext141 NAIL TECHNICIAN WANTED EXPERIENCE AND A FOLLOWING A PLUS BUT NOT NECESSARY. FT/PT HOURS AVAILABLE IN OUR CHESHIRE SALON. GREAT WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND TEAM TO SEPND THE DAY WITH! PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL DANA AT 203-250-7709. PT NUTRITION SITE WORKER at Senior Center. Set up, preparation, serving and clean up for hot lunch program. Must have knowledge of nutrition and food service standards. $9.00/hour starting rate. Apply at Personnel Department, 142 East Main Street, 06450 by November 27, 2009. E.O.E. RECEPTIONIST/ASSISTANT For Eye doctor’s office. Experience preferred. PT/FT. Apply: PO Box 882, Southington, CT 06489 RESIDENT SERVICES COORDINATOR Housing Authority seeks Resident Services Coordinator for senior housing. Tenant outreach, service coordination, mediation. Social service exp. required. 28 hrs/wk. 203-2695173. Send resume to WHA, 45 Tremper Dr., Wlfd, CT 06492 RESTAURANT- 3 yrs min. experience. Must have reliable transportation. All positions available. Apply in person: Bubba’s Sportsmen Cafe, 2730 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin.

SUPER Customer Service Reps Wanted Speed Staffing is now accepting applications and resumes for future FT/PT temporary TELEPHONE REPRESENTATIVES. Candidates should have 1 year prior customer service exp, preferably in a call center environment. The candidates must also have a clear speaking voice, typing & computer skills and a pleasant phone personality. Candidates must also be reliable, courteous, conscientious, and flexible. Bilingual a plus, especially Spanish and FrenchCanadian. $10/hr to start. If interested, please call (203)379-0390 or apply in person between 10:00am and 2:00pm. Speed Staffing, LLC, 500 So. Broad St., Meriden, Entrance E. TELEPHONE SALES - Full time/part time. Hourly rate plus bonus. Call (203) 265-4620 ask for Al.

WAREHOUSE POSITIONS Speed Staffing is now accepting applications for FT/PT WAREHOUSE POSITIONS. Candidates must be physically fit, stand on your feet for long periods, and read & speak English. Bilingual is a plus. We are also seeking candidates capable of unloading trucks, containing boxes of 30 - 80 pounds. The candidates must also have the ability to follow directions, as well as be reliable, courteous, conscientious, and flexible. Also should have reliable transportation. $8/hour to start. If interested, please call (203)379-0390 or apply in person between 10:00am and 2:00pm. Speed Staffing, LLC, 500 So. Broad St., Meriden, Entrance E.


Thursday, November 26,2009 — The Plainville Citizen


CARPENTRY REPAIRS done by carpenters. Free estimate. Complete home improvements. 203-238-1449 CT Reg #578107


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

FOUNDATIONS For additions & garages. Excavating & drainage. Call Stepping Stones. 203-6313181 CT #604493

DUMPSTERS Roll-Off Dumpsters 15 yard roll-off - $350 20 yard roll-off - $450 Empire Construction, LLC 203-537-0360 CHEAPER THAN A DUMPSTER! Garages, Attics, Basements, Brush, Pools, Decks, etc. Senior discounts. 203-238-0106 DEBRIS removal of any kind. Demolition sheds, pools, etc. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430



Shamock Roofing


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

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

203-237-4124 an LLC co. Neighborhood Handyman, LLC. Specializing in smaller jobs. Indoor/outdoor. CT Reg #611858 Matt 860-877-2549

A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS CT Reg #606277. GIVE us a call, we do it ALL. Free est. 203-631-1325 SCOTT SHOP Handyman Service “Honey-Do List Specialist” Indoor or outdoor - we do it all. (203) 715-2951 CT Reg #839824

Home Doctor Tiny repairs-Major renovations Custom Carpentry, plumbing, elec, gutters cleaned. 42 yrs exp. 203-639-8389 CT 573358

All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service




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


We clean Estates, house, office, attic, cellar, gar, yd. Fall C/U. 860-575-8218/203-535-9817

Water & sewer lines, inground tank removal, drainage, grading, additions, pavers. Insured. Reg# 571435 203-379-0193 FOUNDATIONS For additions & garages. Excavating & drainage. Call Stepping Stones. 203-6313181 CT #604493


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


Operators are ready to take your ad now

Call 24 Hours-a-Day 7 Days-a-Week (203) 238-1953 or 1-800-228-6915 x2393 It’s About Time

LANDSCAPING FALL C/U, Spec. Vac, Hedge Trimming & more. New clients always welcome. Com/Res. Free est. Walter 203-619-2877 JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Fall cleanups, gutter cleaning & snow removal! Comm/ Resid. Lic & fully ins. Free Estimates. Top quality work. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311 GARY Wodatch Lawn & Landscaping Complete Fall clean-ups. Quick Courteous Srv. Est ‘85. All calls returned. Lic ins. #566326. 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430

Quality Landscaping, LLC T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC




CORNERSTONE FENCE & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203-237-GATE CT Reg #601060

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


Property & Lawn Maintenance, landscaping, stone work. WWW.QLSLLC.COM CT Reg #620306 Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118


LAWN & GARDEN FALL clean-ups. No job to big or small. Please call 203-630-2152 OAK Lawn Landscaping Serving Cheshire & surrounding towns. Fall clean-ups w/or without leaf removal or curbside pickup, weekly lawn cutting avail. Free est. Fully ins. 203-525-4086


POLISH woman can clean your house, office with care. 2nd cleaning 15% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. Kasia 860-538-4885

OAK Lawn Landscaping Serving Cheshire & surrounding towns. Fall clean-ups w/or without leaf removal or curbside pickup, weekly lawn cutting avail. Free est. Fully ins. 203-525-4086 MINGRINO’S LANDSCAPING Complete Fall clean-up & curbside pickup. Gutters cleaned. CT# 611980 (203) 537-7202 JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Fall Cleanups, Gutter Cleaning & Snow Removal. Comm/ Resid. Lic & fully ins. Free estimates. Top quality work. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311

Junk removal. 203-886-5110 JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We clean Estates, house, office, attic, cellar, gar, yd. Spring C/U. 860-575-8218/203-535-9817 10% off if you mention this ad

Untouchable Property Srv Bad shingles loose heat. Call us now and save $250 to $500 on your new roof. Lic#0606476 860-614-8449

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

203-237-4124 an LLC co

Gonzalez Construction

JACK Biafore, LLC Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. In business over 50 yrs. CT# 623849 (203) 537-3572 CASCIO Mason. Chimney repair, sidewalks, walls, brick work, etc. CT Reg #611774. 203-265-7826 or cell 860-398-1223

PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING MIRKEL PAINTING Popcorn ceilings. Interiors from $125. All work fully warrantied. CT Reg #569864. Ed 203-824-0446 L & E PAINTING Spruce Up Your Home or Business! Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg #623250 Call Trevor (203) 938-3789

Fully license/insured. CT Reg# 577319

ORTIZ Roofing & Siding - Fully insured & licensed. Sr. discount. CT Reg #611774. 203-265-7826 or cell 860-398-1223

Roofs R Us Family run 42yrs. EPDM, Siding, cleaning gutters, roof repairs. We Beat Any Quote! 203-639-8389 CT #573358

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

SERVICES OFFERED SNOW Blower Tune Up & Repair Starting at $75. Pick Up/Delivery available. Barsin Products (203) 239-6997


Gonzalez Construction

Fahey Plumbing & Heating

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

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

Now accepting new snow service accounts, full season or per storm. Sidewalks, walkways, stairs, driveways, salt/sand, quality friendly service. Commercial & Residential Service Call 203-715-2301 CT#619909

203-294-9889 Expert De-Icers Commerical Specialists. Nicholas J Murano LLC, Member: Snow and Ice Management Assn L & E PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Snow Plowing Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg. #623250 Call Trevor (203) 938-3789

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

Quality ● Clean/Neat ● Honest! A guaranteed job at a good price! Days, Nights, Wknds - Same Price




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

Dethatching, lawn sweeping, shrub and tree trimming, weeding flower beds, gutter cleaning, roof cleaning, edging flower bedding, sidewalks, walkways. Your leaves can be picked up at the curbside or a full service with the removal of leaves and fallen limbs. Call 203-715-2301 CT#619909

Specializing in commercial snow plowing & removal service. Guaranteed Service Satisfaction. Professional landscape serv. Fully ins. Est 1995. Call 203-634-3051


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

SW Chimney Srv 860-205-4244 Full chimney mntnc & repair $109.99 chimney cleaning Reg. price $139.99 CT #610372

Precision Landscaping

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

Empire Construction, LLC




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







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

FALL CLEAN-UP Vac Truck, curbside pickup. Mowing and much more. 203-927-2681 203-237-8169

HEDGE TRIMMING No Hedge/shrub too big, small or tall. Fully Ins. Free estimates. Quality Landscaping, LLC. WWW.QLSLLC.COM Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118


GARAGE DOOR SERVICE Installation & Repairs CT #600415 203-235-9865


FIDERIO & SONS Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrooms, additions.

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790


YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. FIREWOOD 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 28 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Srv. Free Est. 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

PRICKER REMOVAL RICK’S AFFORDABLE Fall clean-ups, curbside pickup, brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or small. 11 yrs exp. 203-530-4447.


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, November 26, 2009

‘Scene’ around Plainville Ready for launch

Club beautifies town

Harvest fun

Citizen photo by Ken DiMauro

Photo courtesy of Plainville Community Schools

Robert “Dick” Fitz, a member of the Plainville Historical Society, shows a model of one of the liberty ships that he made from scratch. Fitz, a resident of Bristol, served on several of the ships from 1942 until 1946. There are only a few of the actual large ships left.

During the Wheeler Elementary School Fall Festival, families took hayrides, decorated pumpkins, played in a bouncy house and visited a petting zoo. From left to right, Ashley Romano, Paige Madigan and Abby Leander pet some of the animals.

Photo courtesy of the Woman’s Club of Plainville

The Woman’s Club of Plainville received funds from the Elizabeth Norton Trust Fund, with which they replaced Plainville Post Office planters. From left are Linda Volari, Barbara Birkett, MaryAnn Truszkowski and Cathy Steele, chairwoman of Ways & Means.



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