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The Plainville

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Volume 11, Number 51

Plainville’s Only Weekly Newspaper

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Food pantry sees big increase in requests for aid By Maura Gaffney The Plainville Citizen

Citizen photo by Maura Gaffney

Plainville Community Food Pantry volunteers, Tammy Lawrence, Rose Plourd and Gail Daigle, help fill holiday gift baskets.

In 2008, nearly 70,000 pounds of food were distributed to those in need by the Plainville Community Food Pantry. That number has climbed steadily over the past four years in response to an ever-growing demand for assistance. A glance at the projected year-end numbers for 2012 shows the amount of food donated to needy families will be close to 120,000 pounds. “Right now, we have over 170 households registered for our program,” said Susie Woerz, executive director of the food Pantry. “It’s the most I’ve

ever seen it, and it’s climbing every day. We’ve seen a big increase.” The struggle to keep up with growing demand was exacerbated by a reduction in revenue last year. “We lost

over $49,000 worth of funding from the end of 2011 to 2012. We’re scrambling,” said Woerz. Public contributions ac-

See Pantry, page 9

Portrait for Christmas

Christmas morning on the old farm By Ruth Sharp Hummel Special to The Citizen

Christmas morning on our old mountain farm in 1938, was far different from what I experience and share today. The farm, 98 acres, was in a very cold mountain valley and I don’t recall a Christmas there without snow sometimes lots of snow. To my brother Bob and I, Hummel the more snow the better until it came to chores, that is. Everyone had to do his or her share – we

were the workforce that my father depended on. After stoking up our inner selves with hot oatmeal, good Jersey milk, applesauce and toast that might instead be Ma’s good “Johnny Cake” hot and buttered – we were ready for chores. The animals had to be cared for; even if there were two feet of snow and the barn door eves frozen shut (their warm breath caused condensation that froze.) And so we set forth, first to the barn where “Sunny” turned her big beautiful face See Christmas, page 17

Photo courtesy of the Dayon family

The Christmas photo for the Dayon family grew this year. There are now 11 grandchildren. Pictured are: Rane Dayon, as Santa and Violet Dayon as Mrs. Claus. Other grandchildren are: Nichole and Joseph Page and Jamie Osher, children of Jim Osher and Terry Andreoli, of Plainville; Tiernen, Liam, and Shaelyn Sands, children of Kjell and Melissa Sands, formerly of Plainville; Zachary and Torri Keyworth, children of Clayton Keyworth and Vanessa Dayon, of Plainville; Deena-Marie, William, and Nicholas Voitkevics, children of Nick and Toni Voitkevics, of Plainville.



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Plainville among towns to share pothole patcher The Blue Ribbon Commission on Municipal Opportunities and Regional Efficiencies, headed by incoming Speaker of the House J. Brendan Sharkey. Boukus served as vice-chair of the MORE commission. “Creating efficiencies in local government by sharing resources not only makes sense but will ultimately help lower property taxes for residents and businesses,” Sharkey said. “This is a

and sharing resources, we save taxpayers money. Our three towns are sharing the cost of one pothole patcher instead of buying three separate machines.” The state funding is a result of the Inter-town Capital Equipment Purchase Incentive Program established by the legislature to provide grants to municipalities who jointly purchase equipment. The program is an outgrowth of the legislature’s

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A vigil for Newtown is planned for Sunday, Dec. 23, at 6 p.m. at Plainville High School in the front parking lot. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be inside in the school gymnasium. All are welcome to attend.

Plainville Community Food Pantry is located at 54 S. Canal St. Food needs: cereals, peanut butter, strawberry jelly, cranberry juice, canned potatoes, boxed potatoes, chunky soups, instant oatmeal, Ramen noodles, pasta sauce, gravy, condiments, juice boxes, pasta and rice pouches, Spam, coffee, pancake syrup, Hamburger Helper. Nonfood needs: shampoo, conditioner, laundry detergent, cleaning products, toothbrushes, bath soap, dish soap, disposable razors, diapers (sizes 4, 5 and 6), toilet paper (individual or four-packs), tampons and maxi/mini pads, cleaning products (general purpose or multi-surface), tissues, deodorant, trash bags (30 gal), tall kitchen garbage bags. Holiday needs: Become a Secret Santa and “adopt” a child in need, or donate a new toy for the holiday season. For information, call (860) 747-1919, email or visit


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‘Thank you for this Christmastime’ By Maura Gaffney The Plainville Citizen

Plainville’s 20th annual Christmas Tree Lighting event brought hundreds of locals downtown Dec. 6 to enjoy the sights and sounds and to once again rekindle the Christmas spirit. Outside the firehouse, brass musicians and vocalists from Plainville High School kicked off the celebration with a medley of Christmas carols as young and old sang along. Town officials and community leaders shared warm wishes with one and all. Common themes in the speakers’ remarks were those of keeping priorities in focus and encouraging a spirit of service and charity, particularly in these challenging times.

Fire and police officials also reminded residents to keep safe by keeping Christmas trees watered, being safe with candles, and wearing seatbelts. Rev. Jim Caron of Faith Bible Church provided a reminder of the reason for the season with a brief retelling of the Christmas story. Caron gave the benediction at the closing of the ceremony, saying in part, “I pray Father this evening that your special blessing will rest on Plainville, upon every family, every boy, every girl that is gathered here and your spirit, oh God, will fall upon us afresh in a special way. Thank you for this Christmastime.” A few moments later, the countdown began. The towering Christmas tree on the firehouse lawn was lit by

Linden School first-grader Eric Chancey. After the main event, the much-anticipated arrival of Santa Claus did not disappoint. A sparkling fire truck, lights and sirens ablaze, delivered the honored guest to the firehouse amid a swarm of excited children. The cold weather was perfect for sipping warm cider

Eric Chancey, first grader at Linden School, does the honors and pulls the lever to light the town’s Christmas tree.

See Lighting, next page

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Making merry Citizen photos by Maura Gaffney

The faces in the crowd during the town’s downtown holiday festival Dec.6 said it all. The holiday spirit was in the air.

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Six healthy holiday party foods and recipes

The holidays are here and so is all the festive food. Some of it is naughty but much of it can be nice. “When party planning during the holidays, it’s important to have variety,” says Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN, a nutritionist at DanaFarber Cancer Institute in Boston. “Many of the foods we enjoy around the holidays are not only delicious to eat, but they may also contain cancerfighting nutrients.” Kennedy says it’s easy to include them in any menu when you know what to look for. Kennedy says don’t be afraid to experiment. To make this a healthy season try these tips: In dips, try substituting sour cream with low-fat plain Greek yogurt. Go raw with crudités, add as many colorful foods as possible. And don’t forget to get plenty of exercise, and remember, it’s a time for celebration so it’s OK to indulge a little. Below is a list of foods and

recipes from Kennedy and her colleagues that belong on anyone’s “nice list.” More nutritious cancerfighting recipes can be found at Ho-ho hummus Skip those holiday dips that are buried in excess fat and calories. Kennedy says lighten up by substituting with an easy-to-prepare hummus. This recipe calls for pine nuts, which are rich in protein, zinc, copper and manganese, which are important for a healthy immune system. Legumes, like chickpeas, are a great source of protein and dietary fiber, which can help reduce the risk of cancer and help lower cholesterol. www.dana-faber. org/Health-Library/Scallion-and-Roasted-Pine-NutHummus.aspx Go nuts Dust off that family nutcracker. Recent research finds that walnuts may help prevent kidney and colon cancers. In addition, the

study suggests that walnuts are a rich source of antioxidants that may help protect cells from oxidative damage. Walnuts contain essential fatty acids, or the so-called “good fats,” which are

known to help reduce blood pressure and boost the immune system. So go nuts with this simple pesto recipe. /Health-Library/WalnutPesto.aspx

Merry mango Mangoes are naturally sweet and rich in a variety of antioxidants. One of them, lupeol, is thought to rid the See Recipes, page 16

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Closings and refuse collection The Town of Plainville offices will observe the following hours: Monday, Dec. 24, Municipal Center will close at 11:30 a.m.; Senior Center will close at 1 p.m.; and the Library will close at 1:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Dec. 25, Municipal Center, Senior Center** and Library closed. Monday, Dec. 31, Municipal Center will close at 11:30 a.m.; Senior Center will close at 1 p.m.; and the Library will close at 1:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, Municipal Center, Senior Center and Library closed. **Please Note: the Senior Center will be open for their 38th Annual Christmas Dinner on Tuesday, Dec. 25, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Call the Senior Center at (860) 747-5728 for reservations. There will be regular refuse and recycling collection on Monday, Dec. 24 and Monday, Dec. 31. No collection Christmas Day or New Year’s Day. Collection will be delayed a day for the remainder of the week (Wednesday through Saturday) for both holiday weeks.

The Town of Plainville Ordinance prohibiting all-night parking section one: 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 the town of Plainville for more than one hour between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m. on any given day. Section two: Any violator of this parking ordinance shall be fined not less than $25 for each offense, and shall pay for towing, moving, parking and storage charges for any car removed from any street.

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Lake Compounce holiday event open through Sunday By Andrew Ragali Special to The Citizen

Lake Compounce Theme Park has transformed itself into a winter wonderland for the next few weeks. The park has been making preparations for the Holiday Lights event since the summer, when General Manager Jerry Brick announced that for the first time in Compounce history, the park would be open past Halloween. “We’ve been looking at the option for the last couple of years,” Brick said. Holiday Lights kicked off on Nov. 30 and continues this weekend, through Sunday, Dec. 23. The bigger rides are closed, making way for more familyfriendly activities, such as pictures with Santa, cookie decorating, ginger bread house making and rides on the North Pole Railway. “It’s more about entertainment value than rides,” Brick said. “This is something we need to do for a cou-

ple of years” before it becomes a tradition in the area, he explained. “I think in the future at this time of the year, families will go, ‘OK, let’s go out and see Holiday Lights at Lake Compounce.’ ” “It’s just so different than what you would see in the summer,” said Sara Frias, the park’s marketing director. Colleen Lasky has been a seasonal Compounce employee for seven years. She never expected to see the park open in the winter. “I wasn’t even sure it was possible,” she said. Lasky was impressed at how much work went into the park’s transformation. Staff began the conversion in October. “All the gift shops have transformed, renamed and restocked,” Lasky said. For example, the Beach Shop near the water park is now Santa’s Workshop, where visitors can make personalized ornaments. Also, every half hour, on the hour, there is a light show near the

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The carousel at Lake Compounce is aglow during the holidays. park’s entrance. Lasky said there are three different shows, and personally thinks the second show is the best. “I love what they did with the light shows,” she said.

The Starlight Theater has been transformed into an area where visitors can take photos with Santa or decorate cookies and gingerbread houses for a small fee. “This is really for the

kids,” Lasky said. Normally staffed by 1,200 part-timers, Brick said, the park is employing about 200 for the month. There is an admission fee for children and adults.

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The Plainville Senior Center Bowling League announced that Mary Jane Dumais and Carter Casida won the title of Bowlers of the Month for November 2012. The league meets at Laurel Lanes, 136 New Britain Ave., Plainville, on Mondays at 1 p.m. There is a cost per person, per week and includes three games of bowling, open bowling discount card, automatic scoring, and free weekly beverage. Bowlers of all abilities, including beginners, are welcome to join this league. To receive more information or to join the league, contact Frank Robinson, Bowling League President, at (860) 747-2918.


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count for 75 percent of the food pantry’s support and revenue. Food drives and fund-raisers are essential to meeting the need for assistance. A dinner dance held in October raised about $8,000 for the pantry. Over 14,000 pounds of food were donated in November through a ‘Fill the Truck’ food drive sponsored by the Disciples of Christ from Plainville United Methodist Church. More than $7,000 was raised on Dec. 5 at the ‘Spread the Warmth’ social event sponsored by Plainville Oil Company and Tower Energy. Nick Scata of Plainville Oil also donated $10,000 worth of heating oil. Generous donations to the pantry’s Holiday Giving campaign have made it possible for clients to receive special holiday food bas-

Citizen photos by Maura Gaffney

Food pantry volunteers (at left) Bernadette Leschinski and Mary Needham and (above) Veronica Neary. kets. The baskets, delivered on Dec. 15, included all the fixings for a family to enjoy a nice holiday meal. “Everyone has been very gracious with donations, and we really appreciate it,”

Where are you doing this winter? Send us photos of your winter activities and we’ll publish them in an upcoming edition of The Plainville Citizen. Are you traveling to China, the Caribbean or Canada? Are you curled up by the fire with a good book and your dog? Do you ski, feed the birds or bake cookies? Tell us - and show us - how you spend the winter or escape from it. Send your photos with a brief description along with contact information to

Woerz said. “The community has really stepped up to the plate, as always. We couldn’t do this without the volunteers in our community. The need out there is just unreal. We’re seeing volunteers and donors become clients, people out of oil,

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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.


Fife and Drum Corps — The Connecticut Patriots Senior Ancient Fife and Drum Corps meets Fridays, at 7 p.m., at the Middle School of Plainville, 150 Northwest Drive. Information: Phyllis Thompson, P.O. Box 243, Plainville, CT 06062 or call (860) 621-6090.


Historic center — Tours of the Plainville Historic Center, 29 Pierce St., are available Wednesdays and Saturdays, noon to 2:30 p.m. The office is open Mondays and Wednesdays, from 9 a.m. to noon. The shop, offering many unique gifts, is also open during tour hours. Information: call the historic center, (860) 747-6577.

Historic center — Tours of the Plainville Historic Center, 29 Pierce St., are available Wednesdays and Saturdays, noon to 2:30 p.m. The office is open Mondays and Wednesdays, from 9 a.m. to noon. The shop, offering many unique gifts, is also open during tour hours. Information: call the historic center, (860) 747-6577. Food for Friends — The Food for Friends free meal is served at Church of Our Saviour, 115 W. Main St., from 5 to 6:30 p.m., every Wednesday of the month. Open mike night — An acoustic open mike night is held at Church of Our Saviour, 115 W. Main St. Plainville, every first Wednesday of the month from 7 to 10 p.m. This folk/country-western program has been running for more than a year and local entertainers as well as many from throughout Connecticut have been performing on a regular basis. This is a fun evening for a very low admission fee and refreshments are available. Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for the



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. Movie matinee - The movie to be shown for the Family Move Matinee will be Adventures of Bailey: Christmas Hero on Thursday, Dec. 27 at 2:30 p.m. at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. It’s Christmas time at the Baker household and Bailey is at it again. He’s worried he won’t get any presents from Santa because

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Fife and Drum Corps — The Connecticut Patriots Senior Ancient Fife and Drum Corps meets Fridays, at 7 p.m., at the Middle School of Plainville, 150 Northwest Drive. Information: Phyllis Thompson, P.O. Box 243, Plainville, CT 06062 or call (860) 621-6090. Magic show - Magician Chick Kelman will be at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., on Friday, Dec. 28, at 2 p.m. to bring some magic to the Christmas vacation. The drop-in program is free for kids of all ages.

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Historic center — Tours of the Plainville Historic Center, 29 Pierce St., are available Wednesdays and Saturdays, noon to 2:30 p.m. The office is open Mondays and Wednesdays, from 9 a.m. to noon. The shop, offering many unique gifts, is also open during tour hours. Information: call the historic center, (860) 747-6577.



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Christmas carols 101

Aware that children are no longer taught traditional Christmas Carols in public schools, The Congregational Church of Plainville, UCC, 130 W. Main St., is holding a special music program at 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 23. Children and their parent/guardians are invited to “Christmas Carols 101”, a program led by choir direc-

tor Matthew Bartlett, will teach traditional Christmas Carols to children so that they may sing with confidence, along with their parents during the Christmas season. Light refreshments will be served. All children must be accompanied by an adult - and parent/guardians are invited to stay and participate as well. Reserve a spot by calling the church office at (860) 7471901.

Faith Bible Church Faith Bible Church, 168 Unionville Ave., has announced the following events: Christmas tree sale - started after Thanksgiving Day. For information call the church at (860) 747-5209 or

New cookbook Liberty Baptist Church, 265 Maple Ave., Bristol, is announcing the arrival of its new cookbook, “A Touch of

Grace”. All proceeds will benefit The Outreach Ministry. The members of Liberty Baptist Church have compiled their recipes into a single book. This cookbook contains over 230 recipes – everything you need from appetizers to desserts. Each recipe includes the contributor’s name. To purchase the book call Lisa at (860) 2231209 or e-mail atljyoungr@

Church of Our Saviour Events for Church of Our Saviour, 115 W. Main St., are as follows: scripture study, Tuesdays 12 p.m.; liturgy and lunch, Wednesdays, 12 p.m.; Food For Friends, Wednesdays, 3 to 6 p.m.; and Choir Rehearsal, Sundays, 9:15 a.m. Every Sunday morning at 10 a.m., COS worships in music, word and the Holy Communion. Following the service COS has coffee hour with refreshments and fellowship. On the

The Plainville Citizen Thursday, December 20, 2012 second Sunday of each month COS offers the Sacrament of Healing and on the third Sunday of each month there is a children’s sermon. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call (860) 747-3109.

Obituary Phyllis L. Edelson

The Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill, has the following scheduled: Church school, Sunday, 9 a.m.; Sunday worship time is at 10 a.m.; Tuesday Ladies meeting, Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.; AA., each Sunday, Monday and Wednesday, at 7 p.m.; Al-Anon, Mondays, 7 p.m.; Boy Scouts, Tuesdays, 7 p.m.; Girl Scouts, last Wednesdays, 6 p.m. For more information call the church at (860) 747-2328. Regular church office hours return to 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Adult Bible Study Wednesdays, Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 7 to 8:15 p.m. Potluck supper and fellowship Thursday, Dec. 20 and 27, Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 6 p.m. Choir Rehearsal Sundays, Dec. 23, Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27, following worship.

Phyllis L. Edelson, 88, of Farmington, formerly of Plainville, beloved and devoted wife of 63 years of the late Dr. Irving M. Edelson, passed away on Dec. 8, 2012. Phyllis was born in New York City on Oct. 29, 1924. She was the cherished daughter of the late Emma “Esther” (Baron) and Solomon Landwald, who had immigrated to the United States from Budapest, Hungary and Vienna, Austria respectively. At the age of five, Phyllis and her parents and brothers set out for the fledgling state of Arizona, where they were among the early founders of modern-day Tucson. Phyllis graduated from Tucson High School and was a very proud alumna of the University of Arizona, where she received a bachelor’s degree in bacteriology. Phyllis met Irving, the love of her life, on a blind date while Irv was stationed in Tucson as a navigator in the Mighty 8th Army Air Corps. They were married on June 22, 1947. Phyllis worked as a bac-

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ured times were those spent with her children and grandchildren, of whom she was very proud. Phyllis is survived by her children, Attorney Shereen Edelson and her husband, Attorney Arnold Menchel of Plainville, Larry Edelson and his wife, Nong, of Bangkok, Thailand, and Dr. David Edelson and his wife, Susan, of Farmington. She is also survived by her eight grandsons and one granddaughter, Robert Menchel, of New Haven and Eric Menchel, of Plainville, Dr. Kari Edelson, of Manchester, Aaron Edelson and his wife, Nicki of Palm Coast, Fla., and Kevin Edelson, of Los Angeles, Joshua, Ben, and Jared Edelson, of Farmington, and Alex Edelson, of Bangkok. She is also survived by her nieces, Suzanne Werblow and her husband, Jack, Bernice Grenert and her husband, Jim, and Patsy Everman and her family; nephews, Jerry Kessler and his wife, Susan Anderson, and Michael Alexander Landwald and his wife, Bonnie. She leaves many dear family members, including


teriologist at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore while Irv attended dental school there. They moved to Plainville, where Irving set up his dental practice and they raised their three children. Phyllis was a lifetime member of Congregation Tephereth Israel in New Britain and was active in many local organizations. She was creative, witty, gracious, and always generous with her time for family and friends. She had an operatic singing voice and could often be heard singing around the house by people passing by. She hosted many wonderful holiday dinners and even with 30 or more people around the table, she always made room and prepared food for more. Phyllis and Irv enjoyed traveling with friends on trips to Israel, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, England, Alaska, and the Caribbean. Phyllis had a great intellectual curiosity and a passion for reading both fiction and nonfiction. She read “The New York Times” everyday. She was an astute bridge player, enjoyed “Googling” her ancestors on the computer, and, most recently, she had taken up ceramics, memoir writing, and crocheting. Phyllis donated her crocheted bookmarks to the Plainville Library and

the Plainville Senior Center to be sold as fundraisers for those organizations. Phyllis and Irv had a large circle of friends from Plainville and from many years spent in Delray Beach, Fla., and Clinton. Since Irv’s death in 2010, Phyllis kept busy by visiting with her children, grandchildren, and friends and going to the Plainville Senior Center, where she enjoyed meeting new people, exercising, attending lectures, and taking classes. She was always an upbeat presence at the senior center, where she enjoyed making people smile and laugh. Her motto was “Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and you cry alone.” If she saw someone eating by him- or herself, she would invite the person to sit and have lunch with her. She believed no one should eat alone and she was an empathetic and attentive ear for people with problems. Phyllis enjoyed accompanying her caregiver to the Plainville Seventh Day Adventist Church, where she was known affectionately as “Sister Phyllis” for her good deeds there. Her most treas-

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To the editor: On behalf of the Plainville Water Pollution Control Department, the community, and those who will benefit from the year round Bottle Drive Program, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for supporting us through the years. Because of all your generous bottle and can donations, we are able to raise funds for non-profit organizations. Once again, we are pleased to be able to donate to the Plainville Community Food Pantry and its critical programs. With this funding donation of $2,000, they will be able to provide the families and their children in the program with all of the basic necessities needed that will allow them a better quality of life. Thank you all for helping

us make a difference in our community. Happy Holidays. James Kaine Plainville

Pantry success To the editor: As I sit back and reflect on the year 2012 at The Plainville Community Food Pantry I want to take this time to thank everyone for their overwhelming response to all our appeals throughout the year. Because of the generous spirit of all the organizations, businesses and the community it allowed us to accommodate the needs of the less fortunate here in Plainville. Once again, thank you all for your commitment to helping others. I would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday season. Happy Holidays. Susie Woerz Executive Director


AP courses give students an early start on college By Jeffrey Kitching Special to The Citizen Over the last four years, Plainville High School has improved and significantly increased opportunities for students to engage in the most chal- Kitching lenging courses available to high school students. PHS, under the parameters set by College Board, currently offers 13 different advanced placement courses including; biology, chemistry, physics, environmental sci-

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Senior Citizens Committee, senior center, noon. Monday, Jan. 7 Town Council, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 Library Board of Directors, Library, 7 p.m. Planning and Zoning, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9 Conservation Commission, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Downtown Beautification, Municipal Center, 7 p.m.

ence, English literature, English language, U.S. history, modern European history, calculus (AB), calculus (BC), statistics, JAVA (computer programming), and studio art. Course requirements and expectations are challenging and rigorous, and each must have a syllabus (course plan for content) created by a specially trained and certified teacher, approved by the principal, and submitted to College Board for course registration. PHS is currently in its fourth year of a five year grant with Project Opening Doors which has been supported by the National Math Science Initiative. The objective of the POD program has been to encourage increased participation and success rates in advanced placement courses, specifically in math, science, and English. The premise of this foundation is that all college bound students should take at least one such course during high school. This grant has also provided significant funding to provide advanced teacher preparation and training, extra tutoring sessions for students including after

school and Saturday sessions, enabled the purchase of some program supplies, and provided monetary reimbursements and awards for student success in English, math and science courses. The benefits of enrolling in and succeeding in advanced placement courses are clear. Students enrolled in these courses have proven to be more ready for college level challenges than their peers, are more competitive in the college application process, receive higher grades when they go to college, and earn college credit for qualifying scores on their AP exams, which are taken in May (often saving families significant tuition expenses). The number of AP exams taken by PHS students has significantly jumped from 96 exams in 2009 to 358 exams this May. Students are guided by teachers, school counselors, and administrators in the process of determining which courses will best align with their post-secondary goals and aspirations. Some courses are available

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Quotes of note for the 2012 holidays The holidays have a way of sneaking up on us, despite all the ads, music, festivals, decorations, cards, TV specials and on and on. Suddenly, it’s “the eve” and time to reflect on the passing of another year and the mysteries of the season. Below are a few quotes from those who have tread these times before us and who offer bits of wisdom, humor and joy to see us on our way. Some are well-worn words; others put a new spin on old traditions. These warm thoughts make me smile and I hope you do, too. - Olivia L. Lawrence, news editor Dear Editor: I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, ‘If you see it in The Sun, it’s so.’ Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus?” Virginia O’Hanlon, Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus! It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would be no child-like faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished. ~ Excerpt from the editorial page of The New York Sun, written by Francis P. Church, Sept. 21, 1897

You know you’re getting old, when Santa starts looking younger. ~ Robert Paul Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home! - Charles Dickens

Get the biggest aluminum tree you can find, Charlie Brown. Maybe painted pink. ~ Lucy, from Charles Schultz’ Charlie Brown Christmas

“A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.” ~ From Leaving Home, Garrison Keillor

The Grinch hated Christmas - the whole Christmas season. Oh, please don’t ask why, no one quite knows the reason. It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight. Or maybe his head wasn’t screwed on just right. ~ From - Dr. Seuss’ “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”

“One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.” ~ Andy Rooney

There’s nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child. ~Erma Bombeck

I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying, toys not included. ~ Bernard Manning

May the lights of Hanukkah usher in a better world for all humankind. ~Author Unknown

One can never have enough socks,” said Dumbledore. “Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.” ~ From Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, J.K. Rowling

Now, near the Winter Solstice, it is good to light candles. All the nice meanings of bringing light to the world can be beautiful. But perhaps we are concentrating on lighting the world because we don’t know how to light up our own lives. ~Ralph Levy, “Hanukkah - Another View”


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, December 20, 2012 well as prevent the metastasis and spread of prostate cancer cells. Try this goodfor-you dessert that is layered with flavonoids, vitamin C, and other antioxidants. www.dana-farber. org/Health-Library/Appleand-Pomegranate-Crisp.aspx Magical mixture Want something magical this holiday? Try making a dip with fresh roasted pumpkin. Pumpkin can spice up many recipes, from muffins

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Kwanzaa celebration The Queen Ann Nzinga Center, Inc. presents its 23rd Annual Kwanzaa Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 29, 7 p.m. All are invited to attend this year’s festivities at the historic Trinity-on-Main, 69 Main St, New Britain. There is a fee to attend. Kwanzaa, an African-American holiday observed each winter, encourages the traditional values of family, community, responsibility, commerce and self-improvement. There will be an abundance of entertainment featuring both youth and adults. The performers include an exciting mix of professionals and non-professionals who will offer an eclectic show consisting of African drumming and dancing, Gospel, Jazz, Soul, Pop, Hip Hop music selections, and skits. The Queen Ann Nzinga Center, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that has worked for 26 years to help children reach their full potential through the arts, and to foster multi-cultural appreciation. These programs are made possible in part through grants from the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, American Savings Foundation, and Greater Hartford Arts Council. For more information about our organization visit us at or

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

center at (860) 747-5728.

Christmas dinner The Plainville Senior Center holds this homemade traditional Christmas dinner for center members who would otherwise be alone on the holiday, on Tuesday, Dec. 25, at 11:30 a.m. Volunteers

are available to drive those who need a ride to the center. Plainville residents that are homebound may call the center and have the dinner delivered. To register for the dinner, volunteer at the dinner or volunteer to deliver dinners, call the senior center, (860) 747-5728, before Thursday, Dec. 20. At the time of registration, let the senior center know if a ride will be needed or if the dinner should be delivered. There is no charge for the dinner, but donations are greatly appreciated.

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Bowling results The Plainville Seniors’ Bowling League meets at Laurel Lanes, 136 New Britain Ave., Plainville, Mondays at 1 p.m. There is a cost to join, per person, per week, which includes three games of bowling, automatic scoring and free weekly beverage. Bowlers of all abilities, including beginners, are welcome to join this league. Bowling results for week Dec. 10: Top Female Bowler for the Week: Simone Guimond, 184 Top Male Bowler for the week: Gil Theriault, 212; Conrad Chasse, 200 Ham Bone Club: Frank Robinson, Conrad Chasse, Deanna Tino, Albert Deshaines Turkey Club: Frank Robinson, Conrad Chasse, Deanna Tino, Albert Deshaines, Gil Theriault-3, Paul Biscoe, Helen Rosenthal, Carter Casida, Bernice St. Jean, Rocky Roberts, Tony Rosenthal, Mary Oaks, Marion Ray Split Club: Sara Cameron, Tony Rosenthal, Ken Lyon, Faith Fabrizio, Richard Bushey-4, Helen Rosenthal-2, Paul Biscoe, Bob Wassil, Esther Kubena, Aggie Jagos, Ron Patry-2, John Delin, Shirly Hotchkiss, Frank Robinson, Conrad Chasse, Jackie Landry, Mary Jane Dumais, Bart Collin, Jim Stuart, Carol Harmon-3, Dan Hurley 200 Club: Gil Theriault, 212; Conrad Chasse, 200 To receive more information or to join the league, contact Frank Robinson, bowling league president, at (860) 747-2918.

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ki, Tony Lusitani; second, Joe Palumbo, Joe Beaudoin; Oct. 18: first, Stan Funk, Rocco Lucente; second, Larry Gendler, Tony Lusitani; Oct. 25: first, Curt Graves, Joe Troy; second, Tony Lusitani, Joe St. Pierre; Nov. 1: first, Mitch Zilokowski, Paul Martel; second, Stan Funk, Mike Hermanowski; Nov. 8: first Mitch Zilokowski, Paul Martel; second, Joe Palumbo, Joe Troy; Nov. 15: first, Larry Gendler, Mike Hermanowski; second, Stan Funk, Joe Troy.

Rosay, John Lewis, Ida Pedrolini, Mina Fusaro; third: Karen Carpenter, Richard Vantrisco; Oct. 22: first: Terry Pedrolini, Jeanne Raducha; second: Paul Martel, Joe Beaudin; third: Gail Kreneck, Wendell Copeland; Nov. 5: first: Carol Diana, Barbara Cichon; second: Walt Mackiewicz, Verna Pekrul; third, Paul Martel, Joe Beaudin.

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The Committee on Aging has announced the following slate of officers for 2013: Chairman: Helen Marinelli; Vice Chairman: Reverend Jim Caron; Treasurer: Joan McBain; Secretary: Ann Krupinski. Committee on Aging Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month at noon, except in July and August, when there is no meeting and the Committee on Aging meetings are open to the public.

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tournament, no band jam, but, the staff is always available. As town employees, the staff report to work and the center is open. The staff is always available to answer questions, provide social services, and talk to caregivers, etc. Seniors are always welcome to come over, play cards, shoot pool, or socialize with friends over a hot cup of coffee. For questions call the senior center at (860) 747-5728.

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Billiard Winners at the Plainville Senior Center were: Sept. 20: first, Mitch Ziolkowski, Rocco Lucenti; second, Bob Hull, Wilson Belanger; Sept. 27: first, Bob Hull, Tony Lusitani; second, Mitch Ziolkowski, Wilson Belanger; Oct. 4: first, Jim Loghrey, Ellen Couture; second, Bob Hull, Jim Norman; Oct. 11: first, Mitch Ziolkows-

Setback Tournament Winners at the Plainville Senior Center were: Sept. 24: first: Madeline Drake, Flo Connelly; second: Stan Funk, Fran Bolduc; third: (two-way tie) Roger Willequer, Verna Pekrul, Fran and Bill Horner; Oct. 1: first: Bob Hull, Joe Giannattasio; second: Roy Kaine, Richard Nordgren; third: Anne Theriault, Barbara Martin; Oct. 15: first: (two-way tie) Jack

Nutrition classes The Hospital of Central Connecticut is offering free classes on nutrition during cancer treatment, held the third Tuesday of each month, 4 to 5 p.m. at the New Britain General campus, 100 Grand St. Registered Dietitian May Harter, M.S., R.D., CD-N, will discuss how cancer treatment can change your nutritional needs, and which foods and supplements can help you meet those needs. Free parking and a light snack are provided. Contact Noa Mencher,, or (860) 224-5187 for information, registration.

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Support groups meet at the New Britain General campus, 100 Grand St. For more information, call the contact number for each group. Breast Cancer Support Group - First and third Wednesday of each month, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Radiation Oncology treatment center, waiting room. For people newly diagnosed or in active treatment for breast cancer. Free parking in front of building. (860) 224-5900, ext. 6307. Gyn Cancer Support Group - Second Monday of each month, 6-7:30 p.m., Dining Room B. For women with all types of gyn cancer. Facilitated by Maureen Bracco, APRN, and ovarian cancer survivor/advocate Cheryl Holmes. Parking in Quigley Garage validated. (860) 2245299. Living with Cancer Support Group - Third Wednesday of each month 5:30 to 7 p.m., Lecture Room 1. Facilitated by Diane De-

new patients, specializes in pelvic and reconstructive surgery, and performs minimally invasive surgery, including laparoscopy and robotics. He joins gynecologic oncologists James Hoffman, M.D., and Xun Clare Zhou, M.D., in practice at 40 Hart St., Building D, New Britain. In late October the office will be moving to Plainville. Cosin earned his medical degree from New York Medical College, Valhalla, N.Y. He completed an obstetrics and gynecology internship and residency at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Mass.; and a gynecologic oncology fellowship at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn. A practicing physician for 14 years, Cosin most recently was section director of gynecologic oncology at Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C. His teaching experience includes associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.


The Plainville MS Support Group meets at the Wheeler Clinic, located at 91 Northwest Drive in Plainville, Conn., from 7 to 9 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. For more information, please contact June at (860) 747.0564. There are more than 6,000 Connecticut residents diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), an oftentimes debilitating disease affecting the central nervous system. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter offers more than 30 support groups throughout Connecticut. These groups bring together people who share a common life experience as it relates to MS and its effects. For more information on multiple sclerosis and the many ways you can help make a difference, visit or call the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter at (800) FIGHT MS.

tation Program recently received three-year certification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Certified AACVPR programs are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available. All Heart participated in the one-month AACVPR application process, which requires extensive documentation of program practices. The hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation programs include closely supervised exercise, ongoing education, risk factor modification, and counseling for people with heart disease, including angina or heart failure, and those who have had a heart attack, heart surgery or angioplasty. For information, call (860) 224-5433.



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at J. Timothy’s Taverne, 143 New Britain Ave. Information: call Guy Doyon at (860) 793-4113. 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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Historic center — Tours of the Plainville Historic Center, 29 Pierce St., are available Wednesdays and Saturdays, noon to 2:30 p.m. The office is open Mondays

and Wednesdays, from 9 a.m. to noon. The shop, offering many unique gifts, is also open during tour hours. Information: call the historic center, (860) 747-6577. Food for Friends — The Food for Friends free meal is served at Church of Our Saviour, 115 W. Main St., from 5 to 6:30 p.m., every Wednesday of the month. Open mike night — An acoustic open mike night is held at Church of Our Saviour, 115 W. Main St. Plainville, every first Wednesday of the month from 7 to 10 p.m. This folk/country-western program has been running for more than a year and local entertainers as well as many from throughout Connecticut have been performing on a regular basis. This is a fun evening for a very low admission fee and refreshments are available. Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for the

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Devils run up against buzz saw in opener By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen Surely, the Blue Devils would prefer to have run into a lesser opponent right out of the gate this winter. But the schedule is what the schedule is. “Not the best team to start off with,” Plainville High School boys basketball coach Marc Wesoly said with a chuckle, speaking of his team’s season-opening opponent, Farmington. “They’ve got shooters, they’ve got guards, they’ve got big guys. And they’re very wellcoached.” All that added up to a 76-37 win for Farmington Dec. 12 at Ivan Wood Gymnasium. The visiting Indians led 266 after the first quarter, dashing any hopes the new-look Plainville squad had of pulling off the upset. Wesoly believes nerves played a factor in the Blue Devils’ rocky opening period. “These kids are 15-, 16-, 17years old. They’re going to be nervous,” said the coach. “It’s the first game out, some of

these kids have never played varsity, or even played organized basketball. They’re going to be nervous. They’re on the big stage in front of their peers and family. After the first quarter I think we got used to it.” Wesoly said his guys looked much more cohesive in the middle periods. “We play those two quarters only, we lose by nine points. I

think we gave them a challenge in the second and third quarter. So we can take positives out of a negative loss like that.” Eric Fischer paced Plainville with 12 points. Tyler Favreau and Matt Thomas netted five apiece. Farmington’s Trey Witter banged in five 3-pointers and See Devils, next page

PHS alum comes up big for college team A clutch 3-pointer by junior Alex Del Rio at the end of re g u l at i o n sent a Dec. 8 men’s bask e t b a l l showdown b e t w e e n Del Rio Mitchell College and Daniel Webster College to overtime, where the Mariners pulled

out an 89-84 victory to open New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) play. Mitchell (5-3 overall, 1-0 NECC) trailed by nine with 4:30 to go but battled back to have a chance at the tie on the final possession of the second half. Del Rio, a Plainville High School alumnus, brought the ball

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Plainville’s Eric Fischer, pictured, netted 12 points in the Blue Devils’ season-opening loss to Farmington.

Plainville will rely on defense this winter By Ken Lipshez Special to The Citizen Defense is a commodity that Plainville High girls basketball coach Jen Micowski sells with passion. Micowski learned the game in Southington when going deep into Class LL tournaments and winning championships was the expectation every season. Defense was the Blue Knights’ forte and the offense would sure enough follow. Micowski’s Blue Devils have endured three losses at the start of the current campaign, but the defense has been effective. The fifth-year coach welcomed a week without games so she

could foster rapid improvement on the offensive side. “We have a hard-working group that doesn’t give up from start to finish, but we have to improve our decision-making,” Micowski said. “Turnovers are killing us. “Defense has always been our strong point. We do a pretty good job of holding the other teams down. Now we need somebody to step up offensively.” Graduation took its toll but last year’s leading scorer Kelsey Clemens is back at forward. Center Katy Dressel and twoguard Carly Martino also have starting spots locked down. Martino’s younger sister Stephanie has been given the ball as a Photo by Matt Leidemer

Plainville’s Kelsey Clemens takes the ball to the hoop in a loss to Southington last week.

freshman point guard. Either Kiera Jackson or Kelley Slabinski fill out the starting lineup with matchups dictating which one starts. “We’re taking our bumps for having a freshman point guard and three of my starters, at least in the first three games, are in their first year getting varsity experience. They have experience in the program but haven’t been exclusively varsity until this year. We graduated a lot of our scoring,” Micowski said. The losses have come against South Windsor, Bristol Central and Southington. With a week of game inactivity facing the Devils prior to Tuesday’s home encounter with Bulkeley, Micowski turned up the heat so that the girls would get more out of the

See Defense, page 24


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, December 20, 2012

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Hoffman shines at invitational; Swim team hands coach first win By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

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swimmers were really excited to get their first win against a talented Litchfield team. I’m really excited to see how far this team can go this season.” Plainville fell to Northwestern, 104-76, in its seasonopener. Notable performances were turned in by Plachta (second place, 200 freestyle; third, 500 freestyle), Cameron (second, 50 freestyle; third, 100 freestyle), Beausoleil (first, diving) and the 400 freestyle relay team of Plachta, Cameron, Utley and Evangelista, which placed first. Plachta’s time in the 500 freestyle qualified him for states. “The team really showed heart against a much larger and stronger opponent, with almost every swimmer posting personal best times in their individual events, which is rare for the first meet of the season,” Zagorski said. “I’m proud of the effort the team put forward, and the strong showing puts us in a good position for success as the season progresses.”

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stroke and the 100 freestyle, while finishing first in the 100 back and the 200 individual medley. The Blue Devils also received wins from Austin Cameron (50 freestyle, 100 freestyle), Shayla Beausoleil (diving), Nick Evangelista (100 butterfly) and Eddy Lee (100 breaststroke). “There were amazing swims all around,” said Zagorski, also pointing to Justin Freitas’ runner-up finish in the 50 freestyle, Chris Utley’s second place swim in the 100 freestyle and third place showing in the 100 backstroke, and Jarred Karal’s work in the 200 freestyle relay. “All three of our A relays won their races and two of our B relays also scored, which really put us in a great position to win the meet,” Zagorski stated. “Everyone on the team scored points during the meet, which is incredible and really illustrates how important each and every swimmer is to the team’s success. I think this is a great starting point for the team, and I know the

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Blue Devils gave up 24 points in forfeits and had many newcomers in action. Bright spots for Plainville were pin fall victories by Tim Lister, Connor Oakes and Marcus Slivinsky. “They being a LL (school) and us being S, I’m okay with the effort,” PHS coach Rusty Spence said of the tilt with Newington. The Blue Devils generated 112 points and finished sixth at the 13-team Plainville Invitational. Mischa Hoffman earned the locals’ only first-place finish at the event. The sophomore bested the 170 pound field and was named the day’s Most Outstanding Wrestler. Oakes and Slivinsky earned third-place finishes, while teammates Tim West, Lister, Justin Plourde and Jon Oliveira placed fourth. The boys swim team bested Litchfield, 97-81, to give new coach Chris Zagorski his first victory with the Blue Devils. Wojtek Plachta had a huge day for Plainville. He qualified for states in the 100 back-

scored a game-high 22 points, 12 of those coming in the first frame. Wesoly was impressed with the sharp-shooting Witter, son of FHS coach Duane Witter. “He’s a ‘coach’s son’. He knows the game,” he said. One day after the seasonopening loss, Plainville’s captains, Mike Costantini, Favreau and Thomas, rallied the troops and looked ahead. “The captains had a meeting yesterday with the boys and said ‘Hey, we just played one of the best teams in the state. We can’t put our heads down,’” said Wesoly. “They came out positive.” The Blue Devils were slated to face Bulkeley Tuesday, after press time.


Thursday, December 20, 2012 — The Plainville Citizen

Plug pulled on Governor’s Cup Intra-state All-Star game to take its place By John Pettit Special to The Citizen

The Governor’s Cup was usually half empty. Visitor attendance is just one of the main reasons why the Connecticut High School Coaches Association announced Dec. 13 it will disband its annual Connecticut vs. Rhode Island football game at Rentschler Field in East Hartford.

Instead, a new All-Star game comprised of two allConnecticut player squads will replace both the Governor’s Cup and the annual Hall of Fame Classic between Fairfield and New Haven counties. The coaches association plans to present the details of the new game during a 3 p.m. press conference on Dec. 21 at Southington High School. “Financially, our (Governor’s Cup) game was good,” CHSCA president John

Fontana said last week. “There was no question about it, but everybody just kept saying that they thought there were enough good players in the state and, if we did things differently, it might draw more attention and more glamour than if we are playing Rhode Island all the time.” Connecticut had won 10 straight against Rhode Island, including a 14-8 victory in July. Overall, the Nutmeg State squad had an 11-3 series advantage. The lack of

competitiveness as well as the fact that Rhode Island didn’t travel well led to dissolving the game. “I’m sad to see it go, only in the sense that when you have a state against another state, it’s a good rivalry,” Fontana said. “The problem is, we were bringing a majority of the people to the stadium. It wasn’t fair to the Rhode Island players that they didn’t have as many fans cheering for them. If they had a stadium like we have (at Rentschler), it

would have been easier to go back and forth.” Sheehan head coach John Ferrazzi, who served as Connecticut’s offensive coordinator in the 14th annual game, was slated to be the head coach of Connecticut the next time around. Fontana said the CHSCA had a day-long meeting scheduled in which it will hammer out the details of the new All-Star game.

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sessions. “We shot very low percentages as a team in the first three games,” she said. “In two of the three we were under 20 percent and it’s tough to win games when you’re missing 80 percent of your shots.” The girls were executing the offense and getting good looks but failing to finish. “We worked on making practice more competitive. Everything’s competitive. Everything’s at game speed,” Micowski said. “We’re shooting layups at game speed. Everything has a purpose. If we fall short of our goals, we run. We’ve upgraded practice to mimic what the games are like.” In spite of the problems that come with on-the-job point guard training, Micowski is extremely pleased with Stephanie Martino and sees her as a key component in the program’s development.

“She fills the spot with confidence,” Micowski said. “She turns it over but never hangs her head. She has that killer instinct to get better. She’s already come a long way and once she gains some more confidence, she’ll be able to do great things.” Micowski noted that pride and persistence run through the Martino family. “Carly is our team captain solely for the reason that she’s a leader,” she said. “When things are not going well, she sets an example on how to get better.” The eldest Martino sister Alyssa, an outstanding multi-sport athlete at Plainville, plays soccer at Providence. She and recent program graduates Nikki Dow and Alle Caponigro have been regulars at recent practices because they’re determined to give back. Former coach Lisa Mandeville, who posted a 178-141 record in 14 seasons that included a Class M title in 2001, is also giving back by coaching at the youth level.

The pieces are in place for the Plainville program to maintain a winning edge, and Micowski is confident that will develop as the current season progresses. She said Berlin and Bristol Eastern are the teams to beat in the CCC South, but she’s confident that getting through the Devils will be no cakewalk. “There are some talented teams but I think we can compete with everybody,” Micowski said. “We just have to get the offensive side turned around.” Plainville qualified for the Class S tournament last year and defeated a higher-ranked foe (Ansonia) on the road before losing at Cromwell. That’s the kind of spunk that Micowski had as a player and it’s what she instills into her girls. “I’m not for everyone,” she said. “Coaching’s not for everyone either, but the kids who leave here are going to leave with life lessons, not just basketball lessons.”

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

Friends’ book discussion The Friends of the Plainville Public Library Book Discussion will be held Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. at the library. This month’s book will be The Submission by Amy Waldman. When a Muslim architect wins a blind contest to design a Ground Zero Memorial, a city of eleven million people takes notice. The book explores a diversity of viewpoints around this fictional event, bringing in politicians, businessmen, journalists, activists, and normal people whose lives – whether

by happenstance, choice or even due to their country of origin – get caught up in the controversy. For more information call the library at (860) 793-1446.

Storytime The fall session of storytimes finished the week of Dec. 10. Storytimes will resume the week of Jan. 28. Instead of a regular on Tuesday, Dec. 11 the Family Storytime will be making ornaments and decorating the tree in the children’s room. Everyone is welcome to come and join in.

Family movie matinee The movie to be shown for the Family Move Matinee will be Adventures of Bailey: Christmas Hero on Thursday, Dec. 27, at 2:30 p.m. It’s Christmas time at the Baker household and Bailey is at it again. He’s worried he won’t get any presents from Santa

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Closed for holiday All Plainville schools will close for the Christmas through New Year’s holiday period following a normal hour day on Friday, Dec. 21. School will resume on Wednesday, Jan. 2. All Board of Education offices will be closed for the holidays on Dec. 25 and 26 and on Jan. 1.

Scholarships Greater New Britain Branch of the American Association of University Women Sponsor of the Effie Dwyer Holmes Scholarship $500. Undergraduate women studying for their bachelor’s or associate’s degrees are eligible to apply. The scholarship is awarded to a woman, chosen by committee from among the qualified applicants, who meets

the following requirements: Is a resident of New Britain, Berlin, Newington, Plainville or Southington and/or a daughter or granddaughter of a member of the Greater New Britain Branch. Has completed at least one year of college and has achieved/maintained a 3.2 grade point average or better. Shows promise and is in need of financial assistance. Submits a completed application, including an official transcript, financial documentation, and two recent letters of recommendation, to be received by Jan. 12, 2013. All applicants must submit the following information to the scholarship cochairperson via direct mail, e-mail, or fax by Jan. 12, 2013. The recipient will be notified by Jan. 19, 2013. The award will be presented at a luncheon on Feb. 2, 2012. Submit application mate-

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academic programs, services, and campus life, campus tours, an opportunity to meet with academic program directors and student life staff, admission and financial aid information. On Wednesday, Jan. 16, Lincoln College will offer a Priority Acceptance Day. Students will start the day candidates for trusted training and show the students how they can start a new career.. Reserve a seat today. For information or to register for the open house call (860) 628-4751 ext. 40957, 41900 or 1-800-952-2444.

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Project Graduation has the following fundraiser offered: Taste Dining rewards cards are used at area restaurants for discounts. The Taste Card is valid anytime without any day or time restrictions. For information contact Doreen at (860) 2504443.

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Middle School of Plainville students Mya Mitchell and Ruby Martinez received a “surprise” visit on Dec. 12, from Assistant Superintendent of Schools Dr. Maureen Brummett who recognized both students for being good Samaritans. The students recently aided an employee who had fallen at school. Each student received a certificate of recognition and token of appreciation for their kindness. Parents and grandparents of the students were also in attendance for the presentation by Brummett. First photo, from left: Brummett, Mya Mitchell, Kim Blackmore, Karen Blackmore, and John Blackmore. Second photo, from left: Blanca Martinez, Ruby Martinez and Brummett.

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Winter session one and two Registration has started for Winter Sessions I and II at the Wheeler Regional Family YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave. The session dates for Winter I classes are Jan. 7 to Feb. 24, and Winter II are Feb. 25 to April 14. Registration is now available on-line at or at the Wheeler Y. Winter programs include: parent/child aquatic classes, swim lessons for ages 3 through adult, martial arts, youth basketball, indoor flag football, gymnastics and tumble classes, and rock climbing classes. In addition, there is a full schedule of fitness classes for youth, adults and teens. January also starts another session of LIVESTRONG at the Y which is a free 12 week program for Cancer Survivors and their families. Visit the Wheeler YMCA or for information call at (860) 793-9631.

Tutors needed English Tutors are needed. No experience is necessary– training, observations and support are provided. Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut has many adult students waiting for tutors to help them with reading, writing and speaking English. The group is offering tutor trainings this January: a.m. training is being held at the Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., 10a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on all of the following dates: Jan.15, 18, 22 and 25; p.m. training is being held at the New Britain Public Library, 20 High St., 6 to 8:30 p.m. on all of the following dates: Jan. 7, 10, 12, 17, 24 and 28. The evening training has the possibility for training in both English for Speakers of Other Languages and/or basic literacy.

Del Rio Continued from page 21

up the floor and tried a long three-pointer with five seconds left. The shot was short, but junior Joshua Ford grabbed the rebound and tried to make his way back outside the arc. Before he could get there, Del Rio flashed to the corner, and a perfect pass found him open for the game-tying three at the buzzer. The Mariners scored the

first four points of overtime and never lost the lead en route to the win. Junior Anthony Epps scored 27 points on 8-for-12 shooting to pace the Mariners, and also added eight rebounds. Del Rio finished with 14 points, dished out eight assists and grabbed five rebounds. Ryan Gauthier netted a game-high 28 points and went 5-for-6 on three-point attempts to lead the Eagles (3-4 overall, 0-2 NECC).

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adults as well as children. Jangles a Big Fish Story by David Shannon. Shannon, author of the No, David! series, has written a touching story of the big fish that always gets away. The book has beautiful illustrations Chase and will appeal to young boys. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, by William Joyce, 2012. Beneath this brightly-illustrated, whimsical story is another tale of love, loss, and healing. “It is not inconceivable that ... a short story called The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore will be regarded as one of the most influential titles of the early twenty-first century.” (London Times) For all ages. Middle Readers 8-13 Wonder by R. J. Palacio. Warm-hearted page-turner told in multiple voices, Wonder shows the trajectory of kindness that soars in a 5th grade classroom because of the extraordinary Augie. How They Croaked by Georgia Bragg. This non-fiction book about the “awful ends of the awfully famous” relays all the gory details involved in the deaths of nineteen prominent people in history. Sure to appeal to middle school readers. National Parks: A Kid’s Guide to America’s Parks, Monuments and Landmarks by Erin McHugh. The beauty of America from Yel-

lowstone to the Statue of Liberty is highlighted in this factual and entertaining book. Geography, plant and animal life, as well as interesting facts are covered. Teen Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grisham. Now a younger audience can enjoy John Grisham’s legal thrillers. Theodore Boone is an only child of lawyer parents. His knowledge of the law has earned him a reputation amongst his classmates for solving their legal problems. This is book one in a series and they are enjoyable for adults too - the cd edition would be perfect for family car trips. Divergent by Veronica Roth. In a future Chicago, Beatrice must choose among five factions to define her identity for the rest of her life. A decision made more difficult when she discovers that she does not fit into any one group. Hunger Games fans will love this thrilling, action-packed dystopian novel that will make you want to read the next in the trilogy, Insurgent. Starters by Lissa Price. In a future world where only the very young and very old have survived a deadly plague, sixteen-year-old Callie has to make some difficult decisions to survive. Stick it!: 99 D.I.Y. Duct Tape Projects by T.L. Bonaddio. Creative projects that teens will love, ranging from room décor to fashion. (Plainville Public Library Director Peter Chase writes a regular column for The Plainville Citizen.)

- The All-Star game will be played on June 29 at 4:30 p.m. Continued from page 23 at Rentschler with four days of related activities leading Fontana said among the up to the game, which could ideas being kicked around include a golf tournament, are: youth clinic and high school - Selecting players through coaches football clinic. an NFL-style draft, meaning “We’re going to do a lot of high school teammates could be on separate All-Star stuff to get football coaches together for three or four squads. “You could have two days, culminating with the Xavier kids on one team and All-Star game,” Fontana two on the other, or (Hand’s) said. At the Dec. 21 press conferSteve Filippone could be coaching against his (high ence, Filippone and New Canaan coach Lou Marinelli school) quarterback.” - The possibility of hous- will outline the new format ing players for practice ses- and details of the game, insions. cluding announcements of

the coaches and assistant coaches and date for the combine. CHSCA All-State football photos will also be taken that day. Fontana said there are no hard feelings between Connecticut and Rhode Island over the demise of the series. “When we told them what we thought we were going to do, (Rhode Island officials) were interested in our new format,” Fontana said. “They said it might be a saving grace in their state for football. Once we get things set in stone, I’ll give them a call and go over our plan with them.”

Library Continued from page 24 because he’s been a bad doggie. Popcorn will be served.

Magic show Magician Chick Kelman will be at the library on Friday, Dec. 28, at 2 p.m. to bring some magic to the Christmas vacation. The drop-in program is free for kids of all ages.

Gift books for children In the holiday spirit, Susan Rooney and her staff in the children’s room of the Plainville Public Library have compiled a list of suggested gift books for children. All the books were released this year and became favorites of the staff. Babies and Toddlers (03) Two Little Monkeys by Mem Fox. Catchy rhyme, vibrant illustrations and a toddler-prefect plot make this a book kids beg for you to read “one more time”. Oink-A-Doodle-Moo by Jef Czekaj. This is a very silly story that is perfect for twos and threes. A barnyard game of telephone goes insanely wrong and young children roll on the ground laughing at a story that addresses their special brand of humor. Young Readers and Listeners 3-8 Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems. Willems very funny twist on the traditional Goldilocks is appealing to



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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the following actions were taken by the Town Council of the Town of Plainville at meeting duly assembled on December 17, 2012: 1. Repeal ordinances entitled: a. "ORDINANCE DESIGNATING DIRECTOR OF FINANCE" b. "ORDINANCE DESIGNATING A DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT" 2. Adopt underlined amendments to the following ordinances: a. "ORDINANCE REGARDING TOWN AND BOARD OF EDUCATION EMPLOYEE'S HEALTH INSURANCE TRUST FUND" SECTION 4. MANAGEMENT OF THE TRUST FUND. 4.1 The Fund shall be administered (as to investments and accounting) by the Director of Finance under the general direction and supervision of the Town Manager and the Superintendent of Schools subject only to limitations imposed by the Charter and statutes as relating to the Town Treasurer and Town Attorney. b. "ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF TOWN OF PLAINVILLE HISTORIAN" SECTION 2. QUALIFICATIONS. 2.2 The Town Historian shall be qualified by a knowledge of Plainville history as well as general State and American history; by a knowledge of historical research; and by good writing, speaking, and computer skills. SECTION 4. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. 4.1 The Town Historian shall: (a) Promote an awareness of an appreciation for the Town's history, through research, writing and public speaking; through publications projects, exhibits, displays, electronic media, celebrations, and commemorations; through the maintenance of plaques, markers and monuments; and through the preparation of classroom aids, guides, workshops and training. c. "ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A DOWNTOWN BEAUTIFICATION COMMISSION IN THE TOWN OF PLAINVILLE" SECTION 1. ESTABLISHED 1.1 There is hereby established a Downtown Beautification Commission for the specific purpose of improving and maintaining the appearance of downtown Plainville. (a) For the purpose of this ordinance, "Downtown" shall mean the area adjacent to both sides of East Main Street, starting at and including Neal Court and heading west, West Main Street from the intersection of East Main Street heading west to Pierce Street, and Whiting Street from the intersection of East/West Main Street to Maple Street. Copies of the amended ordinances are available in their entirety at the Town Clerk's office. Dated at Plainville, Connecticut this 20th day of December, 2012. Carol A. Skultety, Town Clerk & Clerk of the Town Council


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(203) 818-3300

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CONSIGNMENT 32 North Colony St., Wallingford (203) 269-9341 Two levels, 1800 SF of Consigned Home decor & Furnishings 30 Day Layaways Available $5 Off a purchase of $25 or more $10 off a purchase of $100 or more Check us out on Facebook Ample Free Parking in Our Lot Free Gift w/$15 or more purchase Mon-Fri 9:30-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 10-2


WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT 100% SEASONED Hardwood Cut, Split and Delivered. $200/cord; $125/half cord. Pick Up Available 203-294-1775 CLEANEST Seasoned Firewood in state! $210 Full cord delivered. Discounts over 2 & picked up. Mike (203) 631-2211 WOODBURNING Stove. Excellent Condition. Call 203-715-1396


ALL CASH FOR MILITARY ITEMS 203-237-6575 MERIDEN’S Newest HIDDEN TREASURES Antiques & Collectibles. 387 South Colony Street, Meriden (203) 600-5075 Open Saturday & Sunday 9-4


Hyundai Santa Fe 2008 Stock# 4104A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy

1950’S #47 Flexible Flyer Sled $30. (203) 294-0631

(203) 818-3300 23 DETERMINED People Needed TO LOSE 5-100 POUNDS! DR. RECOMMENDED! GUARANTEED! (203) 715-2779

HOT TUB 4-6 Person Holds 340 gallons. 9 yrs old, good condition, seldom used, but well maintained. $1200. Call 203-639-1248


Thursday, December 20, 2012 — The Plainville Citizen WANTED TO BUY

1-2 ITEMS Silverware, China, Glass. Furniture. 50’s Items. Whole Estates.

203-238-3499 Always Buying All Contents of Estates. Antique, old toys & collectibles. furniture, costume jewelry, etc. Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 S. Orchard St. Wallingford. 203-269-4975 or 203-284-3786 Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm

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

Flanders West Apts Southington

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

HOMES SWEET HOMES OFFERS: Meriden 1 BR, recently renovated. From $695. Includes h & hw. plus sec. Avail immed. Call 203-8868808. MER. Furnished Apts. East Side Incl Heat, HW, Elec. 1 BR, 1st Fl, $845/mo+sec. 1BR, 2nd Fl $801 /mo+sec. 203-630-3823 12pm8pm or MERIDEN - 2BR, 1st FLOOR Kitchen, LR, DR, Bath. Fireplace. Back Porch. Recently Remodeled. Ready to move in. 203-237-9500 or 203-565-4719 MERIDEN -1-2 BR Hubbard Park Central Air/Heat. 775 West Main Street. $745-$995/mo. + utils. No pets. Call Niki 203 992-5605 or Steve 203 721-5215

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

203-235-8431 DON’T SCRAP YOUR CAR Call Jeff. Will Pay Up To $1000 CASH for your CLUNKER! Damage, Rusted, Broken. (203) 213-1142


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


WALLINGFORD 3 BR Ranch on cul-de-sac. Hdwd flrs, dishwasher. Full bsmnt. Large deck borders Doolittle Park. $1250/mo+ sec. Avail 2/1/13 203 284-5843


MERIDEN. Town House Condo, 5 rms, 2 br, 2 ba, 2 separate LR's. Great for roommate, inlaw or child to have separate living area. Full appl., w/d. No pets, $1,000 + utilities, good credit, first mo rent + 2 months sec deposit. Call Pat Burke 203-265-5618.


1 BR & Studios Available Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. Starting at $595 203-639-8751


MERIDEN- SMALL Efficiency All utilities included. $450/mo +1 Month Security. Call for info: (646) 345-2636

MERIDEN-4BR 2nd flr & 3rd flr. Liberty St. Recently Renovated Stove & Refrig, W/D hkup, off-St Parking, Yard, Storage. Sec 8 approved. $1275 (203) 506-6398 MERIDEN. 1 BR, Heat Included, $825. 9 Guiel Place. Call 203-376-2160 or 203-213-6175 MERIDEN. Studio apt, $600/mo includes heat & electric, on bus line, no pets. Sec & ref. Call 203-982-3042. MERIDEN. West side. Clean 1 BR, heat, hw, electric. Hdwd flrs. $870/ mo plus sec. 12pm8pm, 203-634-1195 or

WALLINGFORD 1BR 70 Center Street $750/mo. Call Mike 203-213-6175 or 203-376-2160

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

WALLINGFORD 1BR Clean, Spacious, Freshly Painted, New Kitch & BA, DW, HW Floors, New Windows, Quiet Area. $795/mo. Call Jonah 203-430-0340 WALLINGFORD 2 BR 2nd Flr, New Carpet, Stove, Fridge, W/D Hookup, Off St. Parking. $885 plus sec. Call 203-430-4373

MERIDEN 2 BR, 1 Flr. Liberty St. Recently renovated. Stove & refrig. WD hookup. Off st parking. Yard. Bsmnt storage. Sec 8 approved. $875. 203- 506-6398

WALLINGFORD 2BR Very Neat & Very Clean. Appliances, Laundry Hookups, Off St Parking. No Pets. No smoking. 1 Yr Lease. $900. 203-631-5219

MERIDEN 3 BR Apartment 2nd Fl. 6 Rms + Pantry Refrigerator, Stove, WD Hookup. $975 + sec. Available Now Sec 8 Approved. Call 203-284-5843

WALLINGFORD Charming S. Main St. Apt 2BR w/spacious Kitch & LR. Back Porch, Lrg Yard, w/ off St Park. No Pets. 1,225/mo. includes utils. Call 203-671-0622

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

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

MERIDEN Newly renovated 2 BR. 1st Fl. LR, DR. Kitch, 1BA. NewAppls, Off St. Parking. No pets, No Smoking. Hdwd Flrs. Quiet Area, $900 860-655-3888

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MERIDEN-3-4 BR 2 floor unit. Nice, big apartment. Off street parking. Available December 1. $1,250 per month. Call 203-440-1003

MERIDEN 1, 2 Bedroom 3rd fl Avail immed $600-$650 Sec Deposit 1st month’s. No Pets Mike 860 305-1642

MERIDEN Large 2 BR, 1.5 Baths, 1st FL. WD hookup. Off st parking. Randolph Ave. $695 /mo. 2 mos security + application fee req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597


MERIDEN- Nice 2 BR No pets. $795 per mo, Deposit, Credit & References. 25 Griswold Street Please Call 203-317-7222

MERIDEN STUDIOS & 1 BRs We offering a special! 1ST Month’s Rent Free with a credit score of 650 or over. Please call 203-630-2841

MERIDEN Crown Village. Large 2BR Recently Remodeled w/ HW Floors. $925/mo. includes heat & hot water. Call 203-856-6472

Branford Hall can get you started on the path to a high-growth less time than you think!

MERIDEN- 3 BR, 6 RMs, 2nd flr, 504 E. Main. Clean, convenient, nice. Appls, Washer/Dryer incl. Avail Now. $1050. 203-6861987 or 203-427-7990 No pets.

MERIDEN 1 BR, 1st Floor Attractive Victorian. Walk in Kitchen w/ New Appls. Heat Hot Water included. Bus line. $700. 199 East Main Call 727-565-8362

2 BR Available

To Start Your New Career

MERIDEN Spacious 4BR, 2nd Flr Large Yard. Off St Parking. W/D hookup. 481 East Main St. $1175/mo. plus sec. Call 203294-1229

Under New Management

Starting at $750. Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-886-7016

Make 2013 The Year...

MERIDEN Private & Clean 1BR, LR, Kitch, BA. $695/mo. Lease & Sec. Deposit Req. No Pets. Also Efficiency Apt for $575 Call (203) 235-2372


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


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WALLINGFORD Private BR with Double Bed and Private Bath. All Utils, Cable TV, Laundry, Private Entrance, Off St Parking. $160/wk. 2 week security. Call 203-626-5786 or 203-9801441


One Summit Place


Meriden- 1 FREE Week Furnished rm w/cable & fridge. Kit privileges. (203) 235-0736


Licensed Technician

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


WALLINGFORD. Located in Yalesville Square unit #1, is just like new! Open fl. Plan, vaulted ceilings, MBR w/ full ba, beautiful kit. w/ dining rm area, 2 car paved drive & a 24x8 covered porch. Call Nicky Waltzer 203-265-5618

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


Holidays Are NearStart A New Career! Due to massive product demands, our company has opened up 3 New Locations in West Hartford, Meriden and Southington. POSITIONS AVAILABLE IN: Customer Service/Sales Manager Training Assembly/Packing Appointment Setting No Experience Necessary Must be ready to start this week. $350-$600/Week Email Resume Today! rv _b o y l e @ y a h o o . c o m Or Call 860 329-0316

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

995 Day Hill Rd.

WALLINGFORD. $107,900. Spacious 2 BR Townhouse. Remodeled kitchen and baths, Hardwood floors throughout. Finished lower level. Condo fees include heat and hot water. Nicky Waltzer at 203-265-5618

A Marketplace ad is an easy way to sell your merchandise, and it’s easy on your wallet, too.

Full-Time weekdays with a rotating on-call schedule. Experience preferred along with skills specific to HVAC and refrigeration. Must hold a valid state license and be able to work independently. Health insurance, 401k, vacation, and free wellness center membership available. Come join an established company that offers a team orientated environment. To apply fax resume to 203-271-7794 or in person 8a-7p weekday, 10a-3p weekends. Elim Park Baptist Home, 140 Cook Hill Road, Cheshire, CT. No phone calls please! EOE, A/A, M/F, D/V. Part-Time Office Assistant Needed A reputable Independent Insurance Agency is seeking a dependable and responsible person for part-time help in Meriden. Must be fast-paced and a quick thinker. Strong organizational, computer and phone skills a must. 15-20 hours per week. Please fax resume to 203.440.9560 or email to: PT CNA Needed to cover Meriden-Hamden areas. Morning & Weekend Hrs. Must Drive. Call (203) 697-1030 PUBLIC Safety Officer needed for Lincoln College of New England, 2279 Mt. Vernon Rd., Southington. Weekends and some weekdays. P/T position. Please stop by to fill out an application.

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

MEDICAL CAREERS MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST Seeking a high energy individual to manage patient reception and front desk duties in eyecare clinic. Desire strong people skills and organization. Bilingual helpful. Email resume to


Security Guard Positions Per Diem – Schedules vary based on facility needs, but will include some weekends, holidays and overnight shifts. Position also requires some light maintenance duties. Security license required. To apply fax resume to 203271-7794 or in person 8a7p weekday, 10a-3p weekends. Elim Park Baptist Home, 140 Cook Hill Road, Cheshire, CT. No phone calls please! EOE, A/A, M/F, D/V.

VAN Driver needed Monday thru Friday, mornings or afternoons, for Lincoln College of New England, 2279 Mt. Vernon Rd., Southington. Public Service license or CDL, Class B with a P endorsement required. Please stop by to fill out an application.


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, December 20, 2012




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