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Cit itiz ize en Volume 8, Number 52

Plainville’s Only Weekly Newspaper

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Churches serve Food for Friends to people in need By Lindsay Fetzner, Special to The Citizen This past spring, the Plainville Conference of Churches discussed the effects the struggling economy would have on those in need of a warm meal. After spreading the word among the six churches in the conference, there was a significant amount of interest in helping to provide food to those in need within the local community. The effort of the 70-plus people that attended an organizational meeting later evolved into a free weekly meal held at the Congregational Church of Plainville, fittingly named Food for

Friends. All people in need are welcome. Each week, the preparation and delivery of Food for Friends is rotated among volunteers from the Congregational Church of Plainville, Church of Our Saviour, Grace Lutheran Church, Trinity Covenant Church, Redeemer’s AME Zion Church, and the Plainville United Methodist Church, all members of the Plainville Conference of Churches. Each church prepares its own meals for the event. This past week, students from Plainville High School’s DECA program volunteered at the Dec. 16 dinner. Accompanied by their teacher Steve Slomski, they helped to pre-

Airport real estate closing set Dec. 30 By Ken DiMauro The Plainville Citizen Town Manager Robert E. Lee told the Town Council on Monday that the real estate closing ceremony for Plainville to buy historic Robertson Airport will take place Dec. 30 at the law office of Town Attorney Robert Michalik Sr. In late March, residents authorized the town to purchase the airport for $7.7 mil-

lion. Federal and state grants totaling more than $7.4 million are in place. In August, federal officials brought an agreement that help the town purchase the airport. The council also named several residents to an Aviation Commission that will oversee the operation of the airport as it official becomes a municipally run entity. Lee said representatives of

pare and serve food with members of the Plainville Methodist Church, the designated church in charge of preparing this week’s dinner. Morgan Welz, a senior at Plainville High School and vice president of DECA, said volunteering at Food for Friends was a great way to give back to the community. “It is really good to give back,” said junior Emily Anderson. “And more students should definitely come to get the experience.” The first dinner was served March 11 to three people, said Joni Czajkowski, the coordinator of Food for Friends. Now, that number has grown to an average of 50 to 60 people each week. Bamberg said flyers were hung in public areas where people would migrate to get warm, such as grocery stores

Photos by Lindsay Fetzner

Preparing dinner at First Congregational Church are volunteers from Plainville United Methodist with Joni Czajkowski, second from right, coordinator. and the library. As a result, more people learned about Food for Friends and attendance has grown. “There is a lot of satisfac-

tion in providing a warm meal for anyone who wants it, regardless of the reason,”

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St. Pierre recalled as ‘friend of Plainville’ By Ken DiMauro The Plainville Citizen Former State Rep. Donald R. St. Pierre, 73, of Southington, a former resident of Plainville, who died Sunday at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, was remembered as a good-humored but passionate individual who accomplished much in his political, civic and business careers. St. Pierre, who was known as “Saint,”

established the restaurant in Southington that bore his nickname during the mid1960s and operated it for more than 30 years. Council Chairman Dan Hurley eulogized St. Pierre at Monday’s meeting, telling about his friend’s passing and calling him “a

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Inside Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Marketplace . . . . . . 21-24 Obituaries . . . . . . . . 9, 14 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Schools . . . . . . . . . 19-20 Seniors . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Sports . . . . . . . . . . 16-17

Readers’ Poll: See this week’s poll results on page 11 Check out this week’s poll and forum at www.plainvillecitizen.com


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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, December 24, 2009

Crowley dealerships support ‘Home for the Holidays’

In a gesture of support and thanks for the selfless service of 700 members of the Connecticut National Guard and their families, Crowley Ford joined Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s initiative to get all those troops home for the holidays. Ken Crowley, owner of Crowley Ford, presented Dec. 18 a check in the amount of $7,000, donated by customers and employees, to Major Gen. Thaddeus Martin of the Connecticut National Guard. The presentation was made at Crowley Ford, located at 225 New Britain Ave., Plainville. Currently, 700 troops are stationed at mobilization

centers in Indiana and Wisconsin, awaiting final deployment to Afghanistan and Iraq in January 2010. The 1st Battalion of the 102nd Infantry Regiment and the 250th Engineering Company will get a Christmas break from Dec. 22 through Jan. 2. Recently, Rell asked Ken Crowley to help raise $200,000 to charter buses to bring the troops home to their families. After securing a $10,000 donation from the Greater Hartford Auto Dealers charitable foundation, on whose board Crowley sits, he then marshaled his own employees to

Roadways’ plows help keep streets free of snow By Ruth S. Hummel Special to The Citizen

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At the check presentation for “Home for the Holidays” are, from left to right, Tom Thomas, National Guard Foundation; Maj. Gen. Thad Martin, adjutant general, Connecticut National Guard; Kim Hoffmann, National Guard Foundation; and Ken Crowley, owner of Crowley Ford.

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Ah! Peace at last. As you tucked the children into their beds, you notice that the snow has started to fall faster. But going downstairs to clean up from the frenzied cookie making, you forget about the weather. Then, what is that sound? Reindeer? What? Can there really be a Santa? But the noise is not coming from the roof, it’s coming from the road in front of the house. Hurrying to the window, you are just in time to see an amazing sight — a bright orange, 6-1/2-ton Mack sixwheeler truck pushing a big snow plow. It’s huge. The plowmen are out on the roads and Christmas travelers will be safe. There are 76 miles of roads to be plowed and kept salted and sanded in our town, some several times during big storms. There are eight regular drivers and as many as 11 hired contractors as needed. Our town is short of drivers and as Mike Widger tells it, they are “spread thin.” I found out a lot about this group of men who drive the plow trucks. They are out in all kinds of weather and conditions and frequently find theirs to be a thankless job. One driver actually had an irate homeowner throw a

shovel at the truck. The wave of snow from the plow does, indeed, block driveways, because if the drivers lift the plow for every house, the work would never

raise additional funds through his dealerships. Crowley Ford presented a check for $7,000 to the Connecticut National Guard Foundation. “We want people to remember the troops and their families. Our customers have responded with amazing generosity,” said Crowley. “We’ve been touched by every donation — including a couple of young boys who came in, each with a $20 donation. Their dad is a submariner who’s currently deployed and won’t be home for Christmas. The boys said they wanted ‘someone else’s dad to be able to come home,’ so they broke into their piggy bank. “The spirit of giving to these troops and their families is alive and well here. I’m very proud of how our employees and customers are taking up this cause,” Crowley said. The Crowley Auto Group raises money every holiday season and throughout the year for various Connecticut charities.

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Thursday, December 24, 2009 — The Plainville Citizen

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Santa has no snow shovels thrown or fists shaken, no obstructions of any kind as he flies to your house each Dec. 24. It’s just him and those big orange highway trucks out there making it safe and wonderful for Christmas.

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be done, they said. Let’s consider what a storm would be like without the plows; we’d be shoveling a lot more than driveways. I recently sat down with the drivers as well as Dom Moschini and Mike Widger, of the Plainville Roadways Department, and asked what had been some of the unusual things they’d seen during night plowing. Fox, deer, a beautiful bobcat, but one of the more disturbing things they spoke of happened in broad daylight. This was children burrowing into a large snow pile at the end of a culde-sac, completely out of sight of the snowplow driver until one popped into sight. A pet peeve is the illegal plowing or shoveling snow onto the streets; it’s just as easy to put it on the lawn, besides there is a fine for putting it on the road. Another dangerous thing our plowmen have to contend with is irresponsible snowmobile drivers who come out of the night and cut in front of the huge loaded trucks. It takes a long distance to stop one, and the damage they might inflict is horrible to think about. These orange behemoths deserve respect.

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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, December 24, 2009

Family treasures flag sent by their grandson serving in Iraq By Robin Lee Michel The Plainville Citizen U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Peter Demkow won’t be traveling from Guam to Plainville to visit his grandparents this holiday season. However, this fall he sent them a memento

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Plainville residents, Anny and Peter Demkow, from left to right, hold a certificate and flag sent by their grandson, Peter Demkow, who serves with the U.S. Air Force in Iraq.

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Thursday, December 24, 2009 — The Plainville Citizen

Food Continued from page 1 said the Rev. Dr. Claire W. Bamberg, minister of the Congregational Church of Plainville. This church was chosen as the host site for the dinners because it has a large, licensed kitchen and lent itself to the preparation and delivery of serving an abundance of meals. Five different teams are assigned the task of preparing the dinner each Wednesday evening, held between from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Roles such as setup, cooking, menu preparation and clean-up are divided among the volunteers. At each meal, one licensed person in food preparation is present in addition to two chefs for meal planning and allocation. “It is really wonderful

what they do,� Bamberg said. “And the food is incredibly good.� Those who come to Food for Friends go for a variety of reasons. Some for the warm meal, others for the social aspect. Overall, Bamberg described it as truly a community initiative. Bamberg expressed how hard Czajkowski works to prepare for each dinner, picking up food from Foodshare, the region’s largest food bank, making sure there are enough supplies and arranging a back-up meal should a larg er-than-anticipated group attends. And the clergy of the conference are always in the wings should an infusion be needed, Bamberg said. However, there is never a lack of food. Local support has also been a large factor in the success of the program. Bamberg said Gnazzo’s Food Center has generously con-

tributed to the cause, providing vegetables and fixings for the salads. Many people have also made monetary and food donations as well as given countless hours of their time. And, the Plainville Community Food Pantry has supported the program in its entirety. Bamberg said they are pleased with how successful Food for Friends has been in the nine months since it began. In the future, the six ministers will analyze to determine what the next phase of the program will be. “They (the ministers) have taken a step back and looked at how everything is going,� she said. “And it looks like it’s taking off.� Food for Friends is held at the Congregational Church of Plainville, located at 130 W. Main St., on Wednesdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The next meal will be served Wednes-

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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, December 24, 2009

Airport Continued from page 1 the town and the Tomasso family, owners of their airport, will be at the real estate event. Once the airport is purchased, the aviation group

can officially meet and the town can decide whether Interstate Aviation, the firm that manages the airport and its buildings, can continue in that role. Members of the Town Council, including current Chairman Daniel Hurley, have described the long road leading to next week’s real es-

tate closing for the sale as one of the most important economic events in the town’s recent history. Officials have said that total annual economic impact to Plainville is $2.1 million. With the airport becoming a municipally-operated entity, it is pretty much assured that the town will continue as

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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, December 24, 2009 ing in the 22nd Assembly District. He also served in many capacities, including the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, the Plainville Economic Development Agency, the Democratic Town Committee and the building committee of the Middle School of Plainville. Hurley said Saint’s Restaurant, which is being operated by St. Pierre’s son, John, and other relatives, will be remembered not only for the

St. Pierre Continued from page 1 friend of Plainville.” Hurley, who is a Republican, said St. Pierre, a Democrat, had many friends in both parties. During his lengthy political career, St. Pierre was on the Town Council, serving as chairman and vice chairman, and in 1975 and ’76 was a state representative, serv-

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ed to the Southington Town Council. Secondo said that St. Pierre indeed loved Plainville but had a respect and place in his heart for Plainville’s neighbor to the south. He said Saint’s Restaurant was successful because it had a stellar combination — good food, hospitality and community spirit. Secondo said St. Pierre started Saint’s when it was little more than a hot dog stand and it flourished because of him to become a good place to eat and catch up on what was going on in the area. Walter Majsak, former chairman of the school board, also recalled St. Pierre’s athletic prowess and called him “a good friend.” Area residents and civic leaders described St. Pierre as a individual who enjoyed helping people. Councilman Robert Ciotto Sr. said he was saddened to learn of his death. Ciotto said he thought that the moment of silence offered by Hurley and the council at the beginning of Monday’s meeting was appropriate.

said St. Pierre is responsible for helping him get involved in politics. Warnat, too, is a former councilman. Councilman Christopher Wazorko, who also is chairman of the Plainville Democratic Town Committee, said St. Pierre is a person who was a local statesman, one who offered sage advice to political neophytes. “He will be remembered for his positive outlook, passion, and love for Plainville,” Wazorko said, adding that St. Pierre was “a powerful political influence” for many, many years. St. Pierre also made a favorable impression in Southington. Arthur H. Secondo, president of the Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce, said St. Pierre was a good athlete who played football for Plainville High School in the 1950s, during its memorable rivalry with Southington High School. Secondo has worn many hats over the years, serving as a former sports writer and former sports editor of The Southington News, former editor of The Southington Observer and later was elect-

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Thursday, December 24, 2009 — The Plainville Citizen

Obituaries Marjorie Gustafson

her husband, Ronald, of Oxford, Gail Ferreira and her husband, Gary, of Plainville, and James Woerz and his wife, Susie, of Plainville; five grandchildren, Scott Stockman and his wife, Casandra, of Rhode Island, Staci Monzillo and her husband, Joseph, of Plainville, Steven Ripley and his wife, Mary, of Plainville, Sarah Brzozowy and her husband, Nicholas, of New Britain, and Justin Woerz, of Plainville; and three great-grandchildren, Amber and Emily Monzillo and James Brzozowy; his brother, Herbert, of Stonington; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister and brother-in-law, Hazel and Richard Bowen; sisters-in-law, Hilde Woerz and Dorothy Church; and his nephew, Walter Woerz. The funeral was held Dec. 15, 2009, at Bailey Funeral Home, Plainville. A Mass was held Dec. 16, 2009, at Grace Lutheran Church, Plainville, with the Rev. Stephen Brisson officiating. Burial with military honors followed in West Cemetery, Plainville. Memorial donations may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 222 Farmington Ave., Plainville, CT 06062.

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Raymond “Ray” Paul Soli, 65, a long-time resident of Plainville, passed away peacefully at his home sur rounded by his family on Monday, Dec. 21, 2009. He was the beloved husband of Theresa (Straceski) Soli, sharing 39 years of marriage together. Born Jan. 8, 1944, in New Britain, he was the son of the late Raymond and Jennie (Amenta) Soli. He served his country in

Franco Siracusa, 55, of Farmington, died Dec. 14, 2009, at the University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington.

Bristol Hospital. He was the beloved husband for 70 years to Lorraine (Litke) Woerz. He was born Dec. 31, 1913, in Hartford, to the late Arthur and Emma (Nickse) Woerz. He was a lifelong resident of Plainville. He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. He was employed at Pratt & Whitney for many years before becoming partners in the Plainville Construction Company as a general contractor. He also spent several years working for D’Amico Construction. He served at all positions on the Plainville Little League board and was president for several years during the ‘60s. He was also the general contractor for the Grace Lutheran Church, serving as president of the church council and financial secretary for many years. At age 71, he began working at Farmington Savings Bank for the following 25 years. Above all else was his love and devotion to his family. Along with his wife, he is survived by his three children, Susan Stockman and

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He was born in Noto, Italy, and was the son of the late Vincenzo and Corradina (Mirmina) Siracusa. He was the owner/operator of Frank Installation and took pride in his work. He was a member of St. Ann’s Church and a lifetime member of Generale Ameglio Society, New Britain. He was an avid outdoorsman and was a great animal lover. He is survived his beloved wife and daughter, Christine (Zapatka) Siracusa and Daniela Siracusa, both of Farmington; his two brothers, Corrado Siracusa, of Noto, Italy, and Alberto Siracusa and his wife, Pauline, of Plainville; his four sisters, Salvatrice, Francesca, Carmela and Maria Siracusa, all of Italy; his goddaughter, Gabriella Siracusa; four brothers-in-law; and other relatives in the United States and Italy, including Rita Liistro, of Plainville, and John and Lucy Mirmina, of New Britain. The funeral was held Dec. 17, 2009, at the Paul A. Shaker/ Farmingdale Funeral Home, New Britain. A Mass was held Dec. 18, 2009, at St. Ann’s Church, New Britain. Burial was private.

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Marjorie (Barrett) Gustafson, 89, of Plainville, died Dec. 14, 2009, at Apple Rehab — Farmington Valley in Plainville. She was the widow of John B. Gustafson, who died in 1973. She was born in New Britain, and lived in New Britain and Plainville most of her life. A graduate of New Britain High School, she was a legal secretary at Camp, Williams & Richardson Law Offices of New Britain for more than 30 years, retiring in 1982. She is survived by her two daughters, Diana Carlson, of Burlington, and her companion, James Crawford, of Windsor, and Marcia Kruger and her husband, Roger, of Haddam Neck; three grandchildren, Teri Grecki, of Newington, Alan Petuska, of Berlin, and Michael Petuska, of Ivoryton; five great-grandchildren; four great-greatgrandchildren; and two nieces. Besides her husband John, she was predeceased by two grandsons, Donald Grant Jr. and Theodore Petuska. The funeral was held Dec. 18, 2009, at Carlson Funeral Home, New Britain. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 060111.

the U.S. Army as a company clerk. Following the service, he enjoyed spending his time as a hairdresser for nearly 43 years, along with working as a pharmacy technician for nearly 10 years. His time with his family was what he cherished the most. His grandchildren were the light of his life and they enjoyed special moments together as they sat on his knee and listened to Grandpa playing jazz on the piano. Fishing trips with his children are memories that they hold dear to their hearts. His smart wit and keen sense of humor always put a smile on your face. He grew vegetables in his garden that he enjoyed sharing with the family. Besides his loving wife, Theresa, he leaves his children, Melissa Soli Giove, Raymond P. Soli Jr. and his wife, Joanna, David Soli and Erin Soli; his grandchildren, Sebastian, Gabriella, Devin, Gianna and Dylan; along with a brother, Robert Soli and his wife, Sharon Falsetti. A celebration of his life held was held Dec. 23, 2009 at Bailey Funeral Home, Plainville. Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Bailey Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

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CitizenOpinion Bob Dornfried

The Plainville Citizen Thursday, December 24, 2009

Letters to the Editor Tree fundraiser deemed a success To the editor: The Plainville High School Parent Advisory Committee would like to thank the following for their part in our successful Christmas tree fundraiser: the Plainville Police Department, Zarella Farms, Artisan’s Marketplace and Townline Signs. Also, the following PHS students: Jakob Marynowski, Kyle Daddabbo, Lea Maglio, Charlene Kush, Brian Dostaler and Katie Willard. Stacey Norton Plainville Stacey Norton is the secretary of PHS Parent Advisory Committee

‘Grinches’ threaten yard decorations

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To the editor: Over the past eight years, my husband and I decorate our yard and house for Christmas. We try to go all out and it usually takes us three to four days to finish. Well, this year we have someone who is coming at night and unplugging, tipping over displays, and pulling the lights off bushes leaving them in the street. It has happened twice this week. I just cannot believe people — most likely kids playing around — would think to do such a thing. We enjoy decorating the yard and our children love it. Now all they talk about is how some “criminals” keep coming in our yard and ruining our lights. It’s pretty sad to me that these kids don’t have any Christmas spirit; but more importantly that these people feel that they can walk on my property while we are inside and vandalize it. We live at the end of cul-de-sac, so they are going out of their way to come to my yard and do this. Seriously, what is this world coming to? And what do we do? I don’t think the police want to be bothered with Christmas light issues, so do we stop putting them up? I don’t think so. We now have to install cameras to have our yard decorated. Who would have thought in Plainville? Lisa Rinaldini Plainville

Published every Thursday. Delivered by mail to all of the homes and businesses in Plainville – 06062. The Plainville Citizen is published by the Record-Journal Publishing Co. General manager – Michael F. Killian

Government Meetings Monday, Dec. 28 Capital Projects Building Committee, library, 6:30 p.m. Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31 The Plainville Municipal Center will close at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 1 The Plainville Municipal Center will be closed. Monday, Jan. 4 Town Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5

Citizens and Properties Owners Association of Plainville, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6 Inland Wetlands Commission, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7 Insurance Commission, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Senior Citizens Committee, Senior Center, noon. Monday, Jan. 11 Board of Education, Plainville High School Room 400, 7 p.m. Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m.

Photo courtesy of Lisa Rinaldini

Decorations shine brightly at the Rinaldini home when pranksters aren’t unplugging lights or tipping over the figures.

The Plainville Citizen holiday hours The Plainville Citizen office, 333 East St., will be closed at 1 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Thursday, Dec. 24; all day Christmas, Friday, Dec. 25; 1 p.m. New Year’s Eve, Thursday, Dec. 31; and all day New Year’s Day, Friday, Jan. 1. For more information, call the office at (860) 410-1857.


The Plainville Citizen Thursday, December 24, 2009

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Faith Briefs Church holiday worship services

have a special role in this service. For information, call the church at (860) 747-0059.

Church of Our Saviour, 115 W. Main St., will have the Christmas Eve service Thursday, Dec. 24, at 5 p.m. The Christmas Day worship service will be held Friday, Dec. 25, at 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact the Rev. Audrey Scanlan, at (860) 7473109. The Congregational Church of Plainville, 130 W. Main St., will hold Christmas Eve services Thursday, Dec. 24, at 5 and 11 p.m. The 5 p.m. service will be the family service and pageant, and the 11 p.m. service will be a candlelight service of lessons and carols. For more information, contact the church office at (860) 747-1901 or visit www.uccplainville.org. Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill, will have its Christmas Eve candlelight worship service Thursday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m. For more information, call the church at (860) 747-2328. Trinity Covenant Church, 59 Trumbull Ave., will have the Family Christmas Eve service Thursday, Dec. 24, at 6 p.m. Children

Thrift shop closed The Thrift Shop at the Congregational Church of Plainville, 130 W. Main St., will be closed until Jan. 6. When it reopens, there will be a half-price sale on all merchandise for two weeks. For more information call the store at (860) 747-2418.

ter, 19 S. Canal St. The choice of menu is juice, eggs, Western eggs, sausage, ham, hash browns, Texas french toast, bagels, doughnuts and coffee. Donation is $4 adults and $1 children. Children under 6 are free. The next breakfast will be Sunday, Jan. 10. The public is welcome.

Trinity program about finances Trinity Covenant Church, located at 59 Trumbull Ave.,

Food for Friends The Food for Friends program, under the sponsorship of the Plainville Conference 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 dinner will be served Dec. 30.

Lady of Mercy Church breakfast An all-you-can-eat monthly breakfast is held on the second Sunday of every month, from 8 to 11 a.m., at Our Lady of Mercy Church Parish Cen-

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is offering the 13-week program, Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, to provide people with the tools and training to decrease debt and increase savings. Ramsey started this course in the 1990s and now hosts radio and television programs and writes a newspaper column about finances. Each week’s twohour class will include a DVD viewing on the topic of the week and small groups, which will work on the in-

structional materials and have discussions. Participants do not have to divulge any personal financial information. The program fee includes a book, workbook, budgeting materials, audio CDs and online resources. The series will begin Sunday, Jan. 10. For more information on the series, call Trinity Covenant Church, (860) 747-0059. For information about the curriculum, visit www.daveramsey.c om/church.

Commentary

Oh, joyful day! Oh, glorious night! By Tiana Welles Special to The Citizen Some day, when I get to Heaven, I’m hoping God has a giant DVD collection of “Historical Events Through the Ages” for us all to watch. Wouldn’t you like to see how Noah fit all those animals on the ark? And without carnivorous chaos? Also, when the Israelites were crossing the Red Sea, just how far behind were the Egyptians anyway? Are we talking two miles or 20 miles? We’ve seen movies here on earth, but official event highlight tapes would be fun to watch. One moment in time, however, tops my replay wish list. I would love to sit on the hills, looking into a starry night, and see an angel come and pronounce, “Behold I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day ... a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:10, 11) To the simple shepherds — nobodies in that day and age — it had to be a moment of glorious revelation and wonder. That moment was then followed by heavenly splendor I just can’t quite imagine. The skies filled with angels, singing for joy, “Glo-

ry to God in the highest and on earth peace, goodwill toward men.” (Luke 2:14) What a great night to be a shepherd near Bethlehem! Overwhelmed with awe at what they had seen, what else could the shepherds do but go seek out this miraculous baby that God had told them about? The scriptures record that “they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe, lying in a manger.” (Luke 2:16) They would have been filled with joy at the sight of Jesus. They would have brought gifts; perhaps a lamb or sheep, some fresh milk or a fleece for the baby. They worshiped him. They told everyone they saw what had happened. “And all those who heard it marveled at those things which were told them by the shepherds. “ (Luke 2:18) Can you imagine what it was like? Of all the glorious moments in history, the night God presented humanity with his saving grace must top them all, save one. As we celebrate Christ’s Mass this year, may you be blessed with the knowledge that God’s plan for you and me is so good that he gave us the ultimate gift — a Savior to redeem us from our sins and bring us back into his loving presence.

Readers’ Poll

Citizen photo by Robin Lee Michel

In the library sitting area, a saxophone quartet from the Plainville Wind Ensemble performs at the Downtown Holiday Open House held Dec. 3.

The Plainville Citizen online Readers’ Poll this week was: How are you saving money this holiday season? Total votes: 23 Buying less expensive gifts and/or for fewer people: 7 votes (30%) Not traveling: 0 votes (0%) Cutting back on some traditions: 1 vote (4%) A combination of above: 8 votes (35%) No change: 7 votes (30%) Visit www.plainvillecitizen.com to vote in this week’s poll!


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Dec. 24

Thursday

Plainville Public Library — The Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., holiday hours will be as follows: Thursday, Dec. 24, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 25 to Sunday, Dec. 27, closed; Monday, Dec. 28 to Wednesday, Dec. 30, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday, Dec. 31, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Friday, Jan. 1 to Sunday, Jan. 3, closed. The library will resume its regular schedule of openings on Monday, Jan. 4. For more information contact the library at (860) 7931446. Holiday recess — The Plainville Community Schools will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 24 until Friday, Jan. 1 in observance of the holiday recess. Schools will reopen Monday, Jan. 4.

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Friday

Plainville Historic Center — The Plainville Historic Center, 29 Pierce St., will be closed and will reopen Monday, Dec. 28. Plainville Public Li-

brary – The Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., will be closed and will reopen Monday, Dec. 28. Plainville Municipal Center — The Plainville Municipal Center, 1 Central Square, will be closed and will reopen Monday, Dec. 28. The Plainville Citizen — The Plainville Citizen office, 333 East St., will be closed Christmas and reopen Monday, Dec. 28.

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Plainville Public Library – The Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., will be closed and reopen Monday, Dec. 28.

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Kwanzaa celebration — The Queen Ann Nzinga Center, a nonprofit group in Plainville that offers arts and cultural enrichment to children and teens, will celebrate its 20th year performing a Kwanzaa concert on Sunday, Dec. 27, at 4 p.m., at the Raymond Hill School on the campus of Klingberg Family Center, 370 Linwood St., New Britain. One of the soloists in this year’s Kwanzaa perform-

ance is Savannah Freitas, 11, a sixth-grader at the Middle School of Plainville. Tickets for the Dec. 27 celebration can be purchased at the door or by calling Jennifer Grant, at (203) 7255853, or visit www.NzingasDaughters.com. Plainville Public Library – The Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., will be closed. The New England Chamber Choir — The New England Chamber Choir, with conductor, Richard Donohue, will present the Music for Christmas XXXV concert Sunday, Dec. 27, at 4 Donohue p.m., at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 19 S. Canal St. Admission is free, however, donations will be accepted. For more information, call Donohue at (860) 363-0157 or e-mail necc2000@aol.com.

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Plainville Choral Society — The Plainville Choral Society rehearses Mondays, 7 to 9:30 p.m., at the Gloria

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Dei Church, 355 Camp St., Bristol. For more information, call Mal Cummings at (860) 747-5695 or Maureen Deming at (860) 559-9781. Rotary Club — Plainville Rotary Club meets at 12:15 p.m. Mondays at J. Timothy’s Taverne, 143 New Britain Ave. For information, call Guy Doyon at (860) 793-4113.

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Bingo — Veterans of Foreign Wars MadeleyRoberts Post 574 women’s auxiliary hold open bingo every Tuesday, at 6:30 p.m., at post headquarters, 7 Northwest Drive at the corner of Route 10. The public is invited. For information, call Earl Carey at (860) 7475400. Plainville Wind Ensemble — The Plainville Wind Ensemble meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Plainville High School Band room. For more information, call the Recreation Department at (860) 747-6022. Vacation specials — Holiday vacation week specials sponsored by Plainville Recreation Department, 50 Whiting St., and The Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., are offering the following: Tuesday, Dec. 29 to Thursday,

‘Scene’ around Plainville Near right, Andrew West, 4, of Plainville, tackles a hefty breakfast at the Plainville Fire Department’s pancake breakfast. He also had time for a visit with Santa Claus. Photo courtesy of Frederick West Photography

Far right, Plainville firefighters staff the kitchen at the annual Downtown Holiday Open House. Santa Claus arrived on a fire engine at headquarters where he visited with children. Citizen photo by Robin Lee Michel

Dec. 31 Splash Party, Plainville High School, 47 Robert Holcomb Way, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., open to all ages; Wednesday, Dec. 30 magic show at 2 p.m. at the library, no registration necessary. For more information call the recreation department at (860) 747-6022.

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Historic center — The Plainville Historic Center, 29 Pierce St., will be closed. Holiday hours at the library — The Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., holiday hours will be Thursday, Dec. 31, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Friday, Jan. 1 to Sunday, Jan. 3, closed. The library will resume its regular schedule of openings on Monday, Jan. 4. For more information contact the library at (860) 793-1446. Magic show — The Plainville Public Library and the Plainville Recreation Department will host a magic show at the library, 56 E. Main St., on Wednesday, Dec. 30 at 2 p.m. Magic Chick Kelman will entertain the group with his magic. All ages are invited. For more information call the library at (860) 793-1450. Splash party — See details under Dec. 29 entry.


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Thursday, December 24, 2009 — The Plainville Citizen

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Main Street Singers

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Photo courtesy of the Main Street Singers

The Main Street Singers, the community children’s chorus based at South Church, joined with the Treblemakers Children’s Choir from Storrs to give their Winter Concert on Dec. 12. The program, “Children, Go Where I Send Thee!” included music from the Hebrew, Puerto Rican, Indian, and African-American traditions as well as songs of the season such as “Silent Night” and “O Come, All Ye Faithful.” The Main Street Singers performs for many local, regional and national events. These singers in grades three through eight, who create harmony out of diversity, come from New Britain, Plainville, Berlin, Kensington, Cheshire, Farmington and Southington. Plainville vocalists are Isabella Fil, Melaina Pedrolini, Kaylee Roux, and Ashley Walker. For information, visit www.mainstreetsingers.org.

Maryland, to Iraq and most recently, to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam. In 2005, he and his wife, Kristy, married. His job is in air transportation, loading and unloading passengers and cargo on military aircraft. “It was while I deployed to Iraq [in January 2005] that I found out about the flying of the flags and getting a certificate for it,” SSgt. Demkow wrote in an e-mail. “I did three flags when I was there: one for me and Kristy, one for my parents, and one for my wife’s parents.” His second deployment to Iraq was in January. “I knew that I wanted to do the flags again but this time for the grandparents: my two sets in Connecticut and then my wife’s grandfather in Texas. I wanted them to all have a souvenir from my trip, something they would all really like.” The staff sergeant said he did not know when he would be back in the U.S. Airfare, at about $2,000 per person, is cost prohibitive. However, when he and his wife return, he knows his family will be greet him with open arms and proudly show him the flags that mean so much to them.

Nutmeg TV Channel 5 Thursday, Dec. 24 Holiday — No Cablecasting Friday, Dec. 25 Holiday — No Cablecasting Saturday, Dec. 26 5:00 Cardio with Carolyn 5:30 Matinee: Father Christmas 7:00 Old Tyme Fiddlers 7:30 A Knight’s Polka 8:00 Folk Songs with Bill 8:30 Music Matters: Clarinet 9:00 Classical Music Magazine 9:30 Plainville Choral Society 10:00 He Calls You By Name 10:30 Sharing Miracles Monday, Dec. 28 5:00 Polish Culture 5:30 New Life International 6:30 Polka Time 7:30 Ask Father Ed 8:30 Plainville Memories 9:00 Movie: Holiday Favorites — The Christmas Wife Tuesday, Dec. 29 5:00 TBA 5:30 My Hope 6:00 Ukrainian TV 7:00 Sweet Satisfaction

7:30 The Wool Connection 8:00 Seasons Up Close 8:30 TBA 9:00 Cash in at Home 10:00 House of Virtuous Women 10:30 Animal Matters Wednesday, Dec. 30 5:00 Bible Believers Broadcast 5:30 Ashur Assyrian American Association 6:30 Lutheran Table Talk 7:00 June E. B’s Buzz 7:30 Dancing with Style 8:00 Business Buzz 8:30 Animal-Assisted Therapy 9:00 Food for Thought 9:30 In Focus: Megan Golrick 10:00 The Evening Show Thursday, Dec. 31 Holiday — No Cablecasting Friday, Jan. 1 Holiday — No Cablecasting Saturday, Jan. 2 5:00 Cardio with Carolyn 5:30 Matinee: Santa & the Three Bears 7:00 Old Tyme Fiddlers 7:30 A Knight’s Polka 8:00 Folk Songs with Bill 8:30 Music Matters: Clarinet

9:00 Classical Music Magazine 9:30 Plainville Choral Society 10:00 He Calls You by Name 10:30 Sharing Miracles

Channel 96 Thursday, Dec. 24 Holiday — No Cablecasting Friday, Dec. 25 Holiday — No Cablecasting Saturday, Dec. 26 5:00 Plainville Town Council Sunday, Dec. 27 8:30 MC Task Force Monday, Dec. 28 10:00 National Terrorism Comnet Tuesday Dec. 29 TBA Wednesday, Dec. 30 TBA Thursday, Dec. 31 Holiday — No Cablecasting Friday, Jan. 1 Holiday — No Cablecasting Saturday, Jan. 2 TBA

Channel 95 Thursday, Dec. 24 Holiday — No Cablecasting

Friday, Dec. 25 Holiday — No Cablecasting Saturday, Dec. 26 6:00 New Britain Board of Education Sunday, Dec. 27 5:00 Joyful Sounds 6:00 True Vine Victory Hour 7:00 The Crack of Dawn 7:30 My Kind of Town: St.Paul High School 8:00 Focus on Autism 8:30 The Sacred Journey 9:00 Walking in God’s Word 9:30 Nzinga’s Daughters 10:00 Hot Flash 10:30 In His Name Sunday, Dec. 27 9:00 Federal Substance Program Monday, Dec. 28 5:00 Bristol Board of Education Tuesday, Dec. 29 5:00Plainville Board of Education 8:00 Educational News Parents Can Use Wednesday, Dec. 30 7:00 Fairfax Network 8:00 Central Arts Thursday, Dec. 31 Holiday — No Cablecasting Friday, Jan. 1 Holiday — No Cablecasting

Photo courtesy of Peter Demkow

Peter Demkow, who is the grandson of Plainville residents, Peter and Anny Demkow, stands on a U.S. Air Force airbase in Iraq, where he has served two deployments.

Energy Continued from page 3 gram have encouraged him to pursue more energy efficiency measures than normal this year. The most recent changes, which began in March, have included new lamps in the store that use between 15 and 30 watts of power. The older lamps used 60 watts, according to Gnazzo. Mitch Gross, a spokesperson for CL&P, referred to other features at the store such as anti-condensation controls on the glass freezer doors. Other changes have included the addition of metal reflectors to amplify light and new covers to the store’s cooling units. Gnazzo said that CL&P will pay for 40 percent of the costs under the auspices of the program. “The program is designed to provide cost-effective, turn-key energy-saving services for small companies that do not have the time, financial resources or in-house expertise necessary to analyze and modify their energy us-

Classes Continued from page 7 High School pool, 47 Holcomb Way, on Wednesdays and Thursdays for eight weeks starting Feb. 3 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Lifeguard Training ages

age,” said Gross in a prepared statement. “Gnazzo’s is taking advantage of zero percent financing through CL&P to have the work done.” Gross said the program and similar incentive efforts are supported by the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, which is sponsored through energy customers. CL&P administrate the fund, which was established by the Connecticut General Assembly. The firm, Efficient Lighting and Maintenance, performed the work at the store. It is one of about 12 vendors that CL&P works with, according to Gross. Gnazzo’s family has owned the store for three generations. His grandfather, William, and his great uncle, Albino, established the store at what is now the location of the Dairy Queen on East Street. The next owner was his father, Kenneth. Although the store has always been located in the same general area, it has been along different sites on the street, according to Gnazzo. It moved to its third and current location in 1988.

15 and up — (American Red Cross pre-course will be held Tuesday, March 9. Learn to be a lifeguard. Classes are held at the Plainville High School pool, 47 Holcomb Way, on Tuesday and Friday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon for eight weeks. Registration begins Jan. 12 at the recreation office. Call (860) 747-6022.


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Obituaries Donald St. Pierre

Donald R. “Saint” St. Pierre, 73, of Southington, formerly of Plainville, died p e a c e f u l l y, sur rounded by his family Dec. 20, 2009, at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. He was born March 16, 1936, one of four sons of the late Luc St. Pierre and Rose (Proulx) St. Pierre Celis. A lifelong resident of Plainville, he graduated from Plainville

High School, marrying his high school sweetheart, Joan Czerbinski, with whom he shared 54 years of love and devotion. Excelling in both football and basketball in his youth, and the original Blue Devils mascot, his love for sports continued through his many years of coaching midget football, the Alumni Basketball League and Plainville Little League, where he also assisted as an umpire, and as a proud member and past president of the Plainville Athletic Backers Club. As the owner of Saint’s Restaurant in Southington

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The Plainville Citizen Thursday, December 24, 2009

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

Looking for a holiday gift? The Plainville Senior Citizens Center store, 200 East St., is open to the public. Items include jewelry, purses, candy and men’s ties. Currently the store hours are Monday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Plainville and Plymouth. “SEHOP-CP addresses every aspect of a senior’s life – physical, emotional and social,” said Laura Minor, program coordinator of Wheeler Clinic’s prevention, wellness and recovery. “It connects seniors to caring professionals who can identify and deal with many issues including depression that can result from isolation,” Minor said. “Seniors can also call our mental health hotline just to talk – any time day or night, seven days a week. SEHOP-CP’s free services include: In-home consultations and assistance in identifying needed services; 24hour/7-day a week mental health and referral hotline: (860) 747-3434; assistance with entitlement program applications; coordination of services needed to help seniors stay at home; an on-line comprehensive resource guide listing local care agencies, resources, and other seniorspecific services listed at www.ctclearinghouse.org; inhome psychiatric nursing care. United Way of West Central Connecticut funds the program. For more information about SEHOP-CP, contact Wheeler Clinic at (860) 7932164, ext. 4641. See Seniors, page 21

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The Plainville Citizen Thursday, December 24, 2009

Blue Devil wrestlers strong out of the gate

Citizen photo by Nick Carroll

Plainville High School’s Luke Santhouse, left, returns to the basketball court following completing his treatment for leukemia, which is now in remission.

After a turbulent year, things are ‘back to normal’ for Santhouse By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen He looks like a typical high school basketball player, and in many ways he is. However, the trials Luke Santhouse experienced during the past year set the Plainville High School junior forward apart from the guys he battles in the lane. Around this time last winter, Santhouse was having a productive season on the court. But he didn’t feel quite right. “I had night sweats. I’d get tired easily. I’d lose my appetite,” he explained. When high fever joined the list of symptoms, Santhouse went to the emergency room. A few days later he was diagnosed with leukemia, a cancer of the blood cells. “Pretty upset. Sad,” Santhouse said of hearing the news. “I didn’t think it would get better.” Beginning in January, Santhouse spent nearly seven straight months in the hospital receiving chemotherapy treatments. He lost his hair. He missed playing basketball. But he refused to let a ‘why me?’ attitude grip him. “At first I thought that,” Santhouse conceded. “But then I learned that kids go through it and I heard of people that got through it and are living normal lives now.” Santhouse may be another one of those success stories. He has been cancer-free since February, and had his last round of chemotherapy treatments in July. “Right now, they say I’m looking good for the rest of my life,” Santhouse said. “But they don’t call it cured until five years after remission.” During those long months in the hospi-

tal, Santhouse had a great support system around him, including his teammates and friends. “They were obviously cheering for me. But it was kind of hard for some of my friends to see me like that,” Santhouse said. “But, generally, they kept positive and tried to keep me positive.” The community rallied around Santhouse as well. A “Layups for Luke” fundraiser, centered around a PHS boys basketball game, brought in thousands of dollars. “I’m very thankful” for the supporters, Santhouse said. “I probably couldn’t have done it without them.” Santhouse indicated that he learned some important lessons during 2009, most notably, that attitude is everything. “I try to keep myself more positive and try not to get too worked up about things that aren’t really a big deal,” he said. Santhouse headed back to school in September with the rest of his peers. He has returned to the basketball court as well. “He got the okay from the Doc to play,” PHS boys basketball coach Marc Wesoly said, pointing out that Santhouse will compete at the junior varsity level until he’s ready to make the leap to varsity ball. “The kids are supporting him in his comeback and giving him a lot of encouraging words.” Wesoly added that Santhouse received a rousing round of applause when he took the court against Conard Dec. 16 in Plainville’s season-opener. His game is rusty, but Santhouse isn’t complaining; he’s happy to be playing at all. “It’s a relief just being back to normal,” he said.

The Plainville High School wrestling team is off to a good start this winter. The Blue Devils topped East Hartford last week in their season-opener and followed up that performance with a fourth-place finish at the Plainville Invitational, held Saturday at Ivan Wood Gymnasium. Plainville generated a hefty 171 points at the 12-team Invitational. Rounding out the field was Bristol Central (231.5), RHAM (219.5), West Springfield (204.0), Woodstock (128.0), Chicopee (114.5), Danbury (76.0), Brookfield (76.0), East Catholic (55.5), Hartford Classical (54.5), St. Paul (40.0) and Rocky Hill (23.0). Plainville crowned no individual champions on the day, but the Blue Devils produced enough place-winners to finish high in the rugged field. Landing in the Top 4 were Plainville’s Josh Foster (third place, 125 pounds), Matt Tanner (third, 140), Rob Voisine (fourth, 145), Steve Longo (third, 160), Jake Pietrowicz (third, 189), Kevin Spence (second, 215) and Stefano Celli (fourth, 285). Three days before the Plainville Invitational, the Blue Devils came from behind to defeat visiting East Hartford, 45-30. Generating pins for the victors was Pietrowicz, Celli, Alex Lawson (112), Foster, Tim Satalino (135), Tanner and Voisine. Plainville’s Vin Russo (119) earned a decision. — Nick Carroll

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Thursday, December 24, 2009 — The Plainville Citizen

Swim team ‘fighting hard’ By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen Week 1 was not a good one, record-wise, for the Plainville High School boys swim team, as the Blue Devils dropped both their meets. But, as usual, Coach Randy Doucette put a positive spin on things. “We’re a very close 0-2,” he said. The veteran head man is right. Doucette’s Blue Devils came up just short against Haddam-Killingworth and Litchfield last week. The meets were not decided until the final event, the 4x100 relay, and there was plenty of drama throughout. Against host HaddamKillingworth, Plainville nearly erased a 17-point deficit before its comeback stalled. Three days later, the Blue Devils appeared poised to top visiting Litchfield, only to forfeit their advan-

tage late. Despite the losses, Doucette likes what he has seen from his guys. “The kids are swimming very good,” he said. “For this point in the season, the times have been very good. They’ve picked up almost where they left off last year.” “All the races, pretty much, have been very close,” Doucette said. “They’re really working and fighting hard in those races.” Six Plainville athletes already have qualified for the state meet in individual events: Adam James, Alex Salazar, Cam Agbaso, Andy Lee, Mike Rottier and Peter Dalena. “We’re doing good,” Doucette reiterated. “We’re just facing tough competition.” This is Plainville’s first season in the Central Connecticut Conference. The Blue Devils are one of the

smallest teams in the CCC. “We’re swimming three (Class) LL schools, five L schools. We don’t get to swim too many Class S schools,” Doucette said. “But we’re hanging in there.” This winter, Plainville has one of the largest rosters it has had in several years, but nearly half of the athletes are newcomers. So far, as expected, Doucette’s experienced team members have been pulling the weight. “I feel pretty good about where they are,” the coach said of his returning athletes. “Usually there’s a lot of catch-up and conditioning to do (at the start of the year), but the returning kids have come along really fast. I’m happy with what they’ve been doing.” The Blue Devils were slated to face Kennedy on Tuesday. The locals return to action Jan. 5.

Youth Sports State champs Local soccer players Joshua Thompkins and Grant Sarra won a state championship this season as members of the Farmington U11 travel team.

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Local golf pro to pen Citizen column By Marc Bayram Special to The Citizen Let me start out by introducing myself. My name is Marc Bayram. I am a Plainville resident and a PGA Assistant Golf Professional at Shuttle Meadow Country Club in Kensington. As a member of the PGA of America, it is my duty to serve the golfing world as an ambassador, as well as an expert, in the wonderful game of golf. The Plainville Citizen has granted me the right to run a column in its sports section, so why don’t we get started on explaining what the column will be all about. Golf is a game you can enjoy as a beginner or as an expert. Golf is a game for all demographics; men, women, seniors, juniors, and so on. The idea behind the golf column is to provide insight on the game. I will cover instruction, rules of golf, physical fitness, and many other things related to the golfing world. This week it’s all about holidays. The golf season has come to an end and the cabin fever has officially started. Most of you avid golfers are probably thinking about what new equipment is out there that will make you a better player. One thing about golfers of any skill level is that they are always looking for the answer to all their golfing

problems. Maybe it’s that new driver out there that will give you that extra couple yards off the tee. Bayram Maybe it’s that golf ball that supposedly goes straighter than its competition. Equipment, over the years, has made the game a bit easier. But as I tell all my students, “it’s the Indian, not the arrow.” New equipment is not always the cure for your golf swing. To become a better player the best thing to do is consult your local PGA Professional and take golf lessons. Not only is it cost efficient, but it is our job to eliminate your bad habits and show you the correct way to play the game. Yes, everyone’s swing is different, but there is a correct way to play the game, and if you pay attention closely, I will lead you in the right direction! In each column I will cover something new and provide tips and drills to help you play to the best of your ability. I encourage questions and I will be happy to post answers to any of your golfing problems in this column. My email is mbayram@pga.com. Please email me with any questions you have. See you on the tee!

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The Silver Wolves competed in the second-third grade division this season. Check out The Citizen in coming weeks for more PSC photos.

Backers news

Triathlon Club

The Plainville High School Athletic Backers Club meets on the first Monday of the month, 7 p.m., at the PHS cafeteria. The group encourages anyone who would like to support Plainville High School athletic programs to attend. Supporters do not have to be a parent of a high school student to participate.

The Wheeler Regional Family YMCA is offering a Triathlon Club in an initiative to get members interested in a variety activities. The triathlon club is open to all levels of experience, by providing running, beginner’s swim and spin clinics. For more information, contact Stacia Cardillo at stacia.cardillo@ghymca.org.


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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, December 24, 2009

Scout News Boy Scouts have busy fall season

Holiday helpers Scouts in Troop 66073 stand with a small portion of the presents they donated to the Plainville Community Food Pantry for the holiday season. The troop used a portion of the profits from selling magazines, candy and Election Day cookies to purchase the gifts. The girls are, back row, from left to right, Emily Savage, Alicia Quirion, Brianna Bartley, Brooke Morgan and Kaleigh Benoit; front row, from left to right, Diamond Marquis, Bianca Talarico, Olivia Unwin and Jessica Seaton. Alexis Charbonneau is missing from the photo. Photo courtesy of Teresa Talarico

It has been a busy fall for the Boy Scouts of Troop 67 of the Plainville United Methodist Church, located in Plainville. In September, the Scouts participated in the annual Town-wide All-Scout Campout at Norton Park where all the Boy Scout Troops and Cub Scout Packs from Plainville were invited. The older Scouts conducted various games for the Cubs during the day which was followed by a campfire and overnight campout. In October, Troop 67 won several first place ribbons in scout skills competition when they participated in the annual Fall Camporee located at Camp Workcoeman in New Hartford. Last month was our Thanksgiving campout, which was held at Camp Mattatuck in Plymouth. The Cub Scouts from Pack 76 and their families joined us as several turkeys were cooked outside and all were treated to a full Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. — By Jimmy Lux, scribe for Troop 67

First Aid Meet held

The Boy Scouts of Troop 67 of the Plainville United Methodist Church in Plainville recently participated in the annual district-wide First Aid Meet. The meet was held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bristol. Nearly two dozen troops competed in the competition which involved scouts being presented with various scenarios where the scouts were tested in their knowledge of first aid and problem solving. Troop 67 came in first place in its divisio, one point above Troop 66, also from Plainville. Troop 67 holds weekly meetings every Tuesday, at 7 p.m., at our home base located at 56 Red Stone Hill, the Plainville United Methodist Church. All are welcome. Come and join the fun. — By Jimmy Lux, scribe for Troop 67

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Students honored with ‘super’ award Eleven Plainville students received the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents’ Superintendent / Student Recognition Award and Certificate of Excellence at the 22nd annual Superintendents’ Award Presentation held Nov. 6, during a luncheon at J. Timothy’s Taverne. The students are: Caterina LaBella and Jared Demmons, Linden Street School; Benjamin Czuprinski and Dwight Burns, Louis Toffolon School; Bethany Pelletier and Jessica Masco, Frank T. Wheeler School; John Crowe and Danielle Angelillo, the Middle School of Plainville; and Jessica Foertsch, Sarah Provost, and Michael Thomas,

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Plainville High School. This award is given during American Education Week to students who have been nominated by their teachers and chosen by their principal. Criteria for recognition of excellence include community service and service to others, academic prowess relative to ability, leadership service to the school community, and other unique qualities. “We are proud to honor the exceptional accomplishments and outstanding contributions of these Plainville students,” said Superintendent of Schools Kathleen Binkowski. “We join their families in celebrating their significant achievements.”

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Student recipients of the Superintendent’s Award stand with Kathleen Binkowski, superintendent of Plainville Community Schools, back row, third from left.

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Mooreland Hill School students performed the musical, “Once on This Island,” to a capacity audience on Dec. 3. The engaging, Caribbean-flavored musical uses storytelling to pass down the history, values and insight from one generation to the next. Featured are Mei-Li Cellino-Jacques, of Plainville, in the role of Ti Moune, left, and Khalil Bradley, of New Britain, in the role of Papa Ge.

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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, December 24, 2009

Education Briefs St. Paul honor roll

The following Plainville residents made the first quarter honor roll for St. Paul Catholic High School, Bristol: ninth-grade first honors, Darek Chrzanowski and Taylor Rinheart.

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will be held Wednesday, Jan. 6 and Feb. 3, 7 p.m., in the teen center meeting room at the Plainville Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave. Project Graduation is an all-night drug and alcoholfree party held at the YMCA for the seniors on graduation night. Meetings are held once a month until it gets closer to graduation at which time we will meet more frequently. All junior and senior parents are encouraged to get involved. Parents of sophomores and freshmen are also welcome.

The next meeting will be Monday, Jan. 4.

Athletic Backers meeting The monthly meetings of the Plainville High School Athletic Backers Club, for the 2009-10 school year are held on the first Monday of the month at PHS cafeteria, 47 Robert Holcomb Way, at 7 p.m. The group encourages everyone who would like to support Plainville High School athletic programs to attend; supporters do not have to be a parent of a high school student to participate.

Parent conferences At the Middle School of Plainville, 150 Northwest Drive, parent conferences that were originally scheduled for Dec. 9, have been rescheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 6. Dismissal will be at 12:45 p.m. and lunches will be served. For information, call MSP, at (860) 793-3250.

Tunxis registration Tunxis Community College, Farmington, is having registration for spring 2010. The last day to register is Jan. 20 and classes start Jan. 22. Financial aid and payment plans are available for those full- and part-time credit students who qualify. Continuing education (non-credit) registration is also ongoing. For information, call (860) 255-3555, or visit tunxis.commnet.edu.

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Winter ordinances now in effect With winter here, the Traffic Division of the Plainville Police would like to remind the public of important town ordinances.

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

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Learn about Siberian huskies People of all ages are welcome to meet Kathy and Bill Lesinski and Ka-Bi’s Siberian huskies on Monday, Dec. 28, at 3 p.m., at the Plainville Senior Citizens Center. To learn more about them, visit www.ka-bi-siberians.com.

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Removing snow, ice from sidewalks Plowing, The owner and the tenant throwing snow of any premises adjacent to a sidewalk shall remove or cause to be removed any snow from the sidewalk, to make the same safe for use by the general public, within 24 hours of snowfall, and shall remove any ice, or fully cover any ice with sand, ashes, or similar substance within 24 hours of formation. Violation of this section of this ordinance shall be punishable by a $25 fine. Each 24-hour period in which the owner or tenant fails to remove snow or ice, after notice of violation, shall constitute a separate of-

No owner, tenant, occupant or their agent shall plow, throw, put, or cause to be thrown or put any snow or ice from any private property, from any area in the rear of said private property, from any legally laid sidewalk, or from the area between a private dwelling house or structure and the legally laid sidewalk, into any public highway, street or traveled roadway in the town. Violation of this section of this ordinance shall be deemed an infraction as defined in the Connecticut General Statutes and punishable by a $25 fine.

will be held Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 11 a.m., at the Plainville Senior Citizens Center, 200 East St., with the center’s nurse, Diana, to gain a new understanding about wheat allergies. Included will be a cooking demonstration by Scott Minor, chef and former restaurant owner. He will demonstrate how people can cook meals without wheat using ingredients found at local grocery stores. Deadline to register is Thursday, Jan. 7.

Center members who are interested in playing Charlemagne, an old favorite French card game, are invited to come to the senior center on Wednesdays, at 1 p.m.

New day for Charlemagne Plainville Senior Citizen

Property Transfers Nov. 24 Marjorie C. Erb to Twin Development LLC, 19 Pinecrest Drive, $87,500. Nov. 25 Beverly K. Macri to Nikhom and Bounthavy Chaleunphone, 77 Maria Road, $340,000. Dec. 1 Krzyszto F. and Misty Krolicki to Gilbert J. and Lorna A. Mojica, 28 Rockwell Ave., $234,000. Valley Residential Group LLC to James M. Mahoney, 7 Don St., $289,900. Misty Real Estate LLC to Jaroslaw Marawski and Grazyna Marawska, 10 Eisenhower Drive, $285,000.

Dec. 7 Frederick R. Perkins III to Stephen Waterman and Sara Colbeth, 34 Peace Court, $209,000. LePage Homes Inc. to Robert and Diane J. Audet, 7 Bradley St. Unit 15, $297,505. JNS Development LLC to Roland D. DuFresne and Kristina Zanavich, 58 Samuel’s Crossing, $370,765.50. Dec. 8 James and Regina Kelly Bradley to Michele L. and Nicole M. Petro, 10 Linda Drive, $389,500. Dec. 10 Rose B. Motola to Jonathan E. and Christine E. Gould, 37 Metacomet Road, $271,500.

Aerobics with Ann Aerobics with Ann Fargo will be held at the Plainville Senior Citizens Center, 200 East St., on Mondays, Jan. 4 to March 1, from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. No classes will be held Jan. 18 or Feb. 15. This class will include 5 to 10 minutes of warm-ups, 25 minutes of standing cardio and 15 minutes of strength training, all conducted to the beat of familiar music.

Billiard winners Men’s billiard winners at the Plainville Senior Citizens Center were: Oct. 29: Joe Troy, Ray Boucher; Nov. 5: Joe Giannattasio, Norman Landry; Nov. 12: Bert Cote, Joe Palumbo.

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LEGAL NOTICE TOWN OF PLAINVILLE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS The Plainville Zoning Board of Appeals conducted Public Hearings on Monday December 14, 2009 and rendered the following actions: Application #09-12-01, Peter Piaskowski Granted Location Approval for a Automobile Repairer as required by Section 14-54 of the Connecticut General Statutes for a property located at 15 Cronk Road Unit 6 with the stipulation only three (3) cars can be stored outside. Application #09-12-02, Michael Malnar Granted Location Approval for a Used Car Dealership as required by Section 14-54 of the Connecticut General Statutes for a property located at 436 East Street with the stipulation only forty-five (45) cars can be stored on the site. Dated at Plainville, Connecticut this 15th day of December 2009 Gail Pugliese, Secretary Plainville Zoning Board of Appeals LOST & FOUND

AUTOMOBILES

LOST Set of Car Keys Possibly at Walgreen’s, Plainville Commons or J. Timothy’s. REWARD! (860) 410-0650

LOST- Green Amazon Parrot w/ yellow head on Wednesday, March 25 from 156 Sherman Avenue, Meriden. Responds to Kelby, speaks English & Spanish. REWARD if returned. Call (203) 630-2426/(203)427-3946

AUDI A4 TURBO SEDAN 2006 2.0T Quattro - 2.0 L, 4 Cyl, 4 Door, Automatic #1373 $20,991 Comes with a 3 yr, up to 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. (203) 269-2323

AUTOMOBILES

Setback winners Setback tournament winners at the Plainville Senior Citizens Center were: Oct. 26: first, Fran D’Addese, Grace Laplia; second, Jim Rio, George Reinwald; third, Mary Needham, Claudette Norman; Nov. 9: first, Bob Raymond, Marcel Boilard; second, Madeline Drake, Irene Wygonoski; third (twoway tie), Pat and Jerry Roper, Roger Willequer, Jo Fortuna.

ACURA TL 2006 52,886 mi #045170

$19,555 (203) 630-2926

AUDI Quattro A4 1.8T 2004 4x4. Automatic. 4 cyl. 79,749 mi. #1372 $14,990 (860) 344-9916


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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, December 24, 2009 AUTOMOBILES

BUICK LeSabre 2002 4 door Sedan, Maroon. Automatic. Loaded. 120k. $2500. Cell 914-943-8190

AUTOMOBILES

TRUCKS & VANS

HONDA Accord 1996 Runs, looks great. $1950 Ford Windstar 2003 New trans. Exc cond. $2950 (203) 213-1142

BRONCO Eddie Bauer 1995 Black/tan. 112K miles. Runs strong. No leaks. PW/AC/PL Good shape. New parts. $1,550 OBO. Call 203-235-1013 or 203-675-5007.

PONTIAC Grand Am 2000 Excellent throughout. $2750 MAZDA Protege 1998 $950 (203) 213-1142 BMW 3-Series 2005 Sedan. 6Cyl. Gray/Black. Non-smoker. Original Owner. All Records. 39,000 Miles. Showroom. $22,500 203-294-1126 WLFD

JEEP CHEROKEE 2006 V6, Auto. Blue w/grey interior. 97,000 mi #191606 $12,855 (203) 630-2926

PONTIAC MONTANA 2004 6 cylinder. Well equipped. Bucket seats. VCR. 70k miles. Well maintained, great condition. $8000 or best offer. (860) 344-8522 after 1pm.

4 door, 4X4, Crew Cab Pickup, AUTO 4SPD, 5.3L V8, Stock# 1010241U 72,855 mi. $15,995 (860) 347-6355

BUICK Century Ltd 2001 For sale by original owner. 60k mi. All power, leather seats. CD/Cassette player. Very good condition. $3900. (203) 237-6429

FORD Freestyle SEL 2006 4 door, V6, Automatic 59,336 mi # 11571 $15,995 (203) 238-1100

Toyota Tundra SR5 2006 4 door, 4X4, Crew Cab Pickup, Auto 5 Speed, 4.7L V8 Stock# P10579U 34,019 mi. $23,995 (860) 347-6355

Ford F-250 FX4 2008

4 door, 4x4, Crew Cab Pickup. 4 Speed Automatic 37,001 mi. #C138890 $18,990 (860) 344-9916

BUICK 2001 LeSabre, good condition, 74,000 miles. $5500. 203-379-0572 or 352-208-7552

Super Duty, 4 Door Extended Cab Truck V8 5-Speed Automatic 33,461 mi # A11562 $35,900 (203) 238-1100

SUV’S HONDA Element 2007 SUV. 6cyl. Auto. Bluetooth capable. CD player. Air cond. Airbags. Rear camera. Remote start. Pwr. locks. Floor mats. Fog lights. 29K mi. $18,500. Call Scott 860-681-1056

TOYOTA AVALON 2007 Automatic. V6. 60,680 mi #178265 (203) 630-2926

FORD ESCAPE XLT 2005 4 door, 4X4, AUTO 4SPD, 3.0L V6 Stock# P07756U 60,693 mi $11,995 (860) 347-6355

Land Rover 2007 Range Rover

Ford F250 XL 2006

CHEVY Silverado 2500 LS 2001 Extended Cab Pickup. Auto. 8 cyl. 85,079 mi. #1355 $13,990 (860) 344-9916 SUBARU Legacy Outback 2000 4 Cyl, Auto. Full time AWD. 121,948 mi. #1387b Comes with a 3 yr, up to 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. (203) 269-2323

4 Door, 6 speed auto 39,336 mi # 11549 $41,995 (203) 238-1100

4 door, Extended Cab, Long Bed 35,075 mi # 11547 $26,995 (203) 238-1100

NISSAN MAXIMA 2007 Automatic. V6. 45,000 mi #800307 $19,655 (203) 630-2926

TOYOTA CAMRY LE 2009 4 Door, FWD. Automatic. 17,901 mi. #1378 $18,990 (860) 344-9916

GMC Sierra 2000 8’ Bed with Cap. V8, 5 spd, manual. Asking $6900 or best offer. Calle= (203) 265-1664

FORD Explorer NBX 2004 Red, 4 door, 4X4, SUV, Auto 5 Spd , 4.0L V6. 151,548 mi. Stock# P08903U. $11,995

860-347-6355 FINANCE Buy Here Pay Here Financing! Down pymts as low as $588 plus tax & reg, low weekly pymts, no finance charge, or credit check cars under $3000. Call 203-5305905, Cheap Auto Rental LLC.

TRUCKS & VANS Automatic. V6. 77,384 mi #621294 $13,655 (203) 630-2926

4 Door SE AC/CD player 50k Miles, GOOD on gas Excellent condition $5,000.00 Please call 203 317-2252

Lincoln Navigator 2007 Premium 4 door, 6 speed auto 39,336 mi # 11546 $39,995 (203) 238-1100

CHRYSLER PACIFICA 2006

SAAB 9-3- 2005 4 Cyl. Sedan 4D Aero Turbo 2.0 L 4 Cyl Engine, Automatic #1327 $16,991.00 Comes with a 3 yr, up to 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. (203) 269-2323

FORD FOCUS 2006

SUV’S

NISSAN Pickup 1998 4x4, Extra Cab. 5 Speed. Tool box. Excellent condition. Asking $2,700. 203-907-7296

DODGE Dakota Sport 1998 4x4 Extra Cab & Cap. Automatic. Tow package. Just passed emissions. Good cond. Asking $2,900. 203-317-0176

ROBERTS CHRYSLER DODGE Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles. 120 So. Broad St, Meriden, CT 203-235-1111

CHEVY COLORADO LT 2006

MERCEDES-BENZ C Class 2007 Sport Sedan 4D C230 - 2.5 L V6 Cylinder Engine, Automatic $23,991.00 Comes with a 3 yr, up to 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. (203) 269-2323

TRUCKS & VANS

Chevy Avalanche 1500 2004

TO BE SOLD AT DEALER AUCTION on JAN. 7, 2010 2004 YAMAHA JYARJ06E44A012879 1993 HONDA 1HGCB769XPA172192 1995 CHEVROLET 1G1LV15M7SY200953 Statewide Auto Auction 1756 No. Broad St, Meriden, CT DEALERS ONLY

BMW 7 Series Sedan 1998 4D 740i - 4.4 L 8 Cyl. Automatic. #1322 $12,991 Comes with a 3 yr, up to 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. (203) 269-2323

TRUCKS & VANS

TOYOTA SIENNA LE 2006 FWD Passenger Van. Auto. 6 cyl. 43,847 mi. #1373 $15,900 (860) 344-9916

Ford Explorer XLT 2008 4 Door Extended Cab Truck V6, 5-Speed Automatic 38,310 mi # 11548 $22,995 (203) 238-1100

Chevy Avalanche 1500 2004 4 door, 4X4, Crew Cab , 4 Spd Auto w/OD, 8 Cyl, # 413774. 87,903 mi. $14,990 (860) 344-9916 TO Place your Marketplace ad today, call 203-238-1953, anytime 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday.

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Thursday, December 24, 2009 — The Plainville Citizen SUV’S

ISUZU Trooper LS 1996 79,000 miles. Good condition. New starter, but needs work. $2500/O.B.O./Negotiable. Call Tom 860-306-6123.

AUTO PARTS FOUR Dunlop Tires Size 23575R-15 RV XT Rover. Good tread. $100. (203) 284-1780

PETS & LIVESTOCK

ABSOLUTELY Beautiful Brand New Pug Puppies For Christmas. Special price - $800. Can be delivered to the home on Christmas Day. 203-213-5189

TOYOTA 4Runner 2006 V6 Utility, 4D Sport 4WD, 4.0 L , Automatic. #1388A $19,991 Comes with a 3 yr, up to 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. (203) 269-2323

AKC Labrador retriever puppies. Black (f) $700, yellow (m) $800 & chocolate (m) $900. King Cavalier Spaniels - Bleiham color. 5 males, $1000 each. Shots & wormed. Raised with children. Ready for Christmas. 203-631-9386 AKC Siberian Huskys F-white w/blue eyes. M-blk & white, 10mo old. All up to date shots, spay/neuter. Will hold/deliver Xmas. $650/ea. 203-537-1888 BLACK lab puppies M/F. We are 4 weeks old NOW come see us & take 1 of us in 4 weeks to a LOVELY HOME. $700 papers. Call Maryann 860-829-1578 BOXER PUPPIES Male/Female - Fawn & brindle. Taking Christmas Deposits. (860) 329-4210

Toyota RAV4 Sport 2006

4 door, 4X4. Auto 5 Spd, 3.5L V6 Stock# 10551UA 6,919 mi. $23,995 (860) 347-6355

BOXERS, Bulldogs, Chihuahuas, Labs, Pit Bulls, Shi-Poos, Daschund, Poodle, Poms, Yorkies, Poodle mixes. $250+ 860-930-4001 CHORKIE (Chihuahua/Yorkie) F, 15 wks, shots. Gorgeous & lovable & very friendly. $395. Call 203-537-9429

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES LEADA ceramic coal stove, 31H x18Wx28L, $99. GE 12,000BTU sleeve AC, 26.5W, $99. Call 860-919-4341

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE DICKENS Complete ceramic lighted Christmas Village. Approx. 90 pcs. Paid $800, Sell $150. Call (203) 269-8696 PARKER Compound Bow & Accessories, $225. Also deluxe tree stand, $75. All items new, never used. Call 203-440-2498 WOODSTOVe-Little used. Like new. Vermont Castings. $750. Call Barry 203-238-2704

Absolutely All Hardwood 24 mo. seasoned, cut, split & delivered. $250/cord.

203-699-8883 SEASONED Firewood Delivered. Great price. (203) 272-4216 SEASONED firewood, pickup or local delivery. Cut & split. Approx 16-18in. $225/cord; $135/half cord. 203-294-1775.

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

OLD BICYCLES Don’t throw away that old bike. Hobbyman needs your help. Free pickup! Bikes will be recycled. Help save a bike! 203-494-9641

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS

LUDWIG Drums 5 pc set. 3 cymbals, seat & brushes & sticks. Metallic blue color. Gently used. $900. Call (203) 269-1025

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

All Ages and Levels Welcome

SWORDS

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

Voice Lessons Piano Lessons

SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS

HOUSES FOR RENT MERIDEN Quiet East Meriden 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 baths, LR, DR. Fully remodeled $1350/month. 203 927-9909.

CONDOMINIUMS HOT TUB 2005, 6 person with 21 jets and waterfall. Chemical-free Aquaclara purification system. Leveling pad and lift cover included. $2,500 or best offer. Call 203-238-4515.

The Jewish Childrens Fund

1-800-527-3863

Free Towing! MOTORCYCLES ATV’S, ETC.

LAB Ret pups AKC & OFA, reg., vet. cert. healt guar. $950. Parents used in therapy RedRiverRetrievers.com Sire hunts. Call (860) 681-5402

HOT TUB 6 person, 35 jets,3 pumps w/all options, full warr, NEW in wrapper cost $7000 sell $3800 203-988-9915

WANTED TO BUY

1-2 ITEMS LAWN & GARDEN

Silverware, china, glass, furniture, 50’s items, whole estates.

203-238-3499 HARLEY-DAVIDSON 1997 SXGL Low rider - Rides like new, looks like new. $8000 or best offer. 203-915-9856

ARIENS Zero turn, 36in cut. $1,250. Excellent condtion! Low usage. Call 203-715-6530

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES

$ ALWAYS BUYING! $ 1 item to entire estate! Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 South Orchard St. Wallingford. Mon-Sat. 9:30-4:30.

203-284-3786

Looking for a friend? Find litters of critters in Marketplace.

Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators & Stoves CLEAN Will Deliver (203) 284-8986

WLFD $900/mo. 2BR Ranch condo. Fresh paint & updates. East Wlfd, dead-end st, separate utils, w/s & trash are incld. No pets. Sec & refs required. EOH. Kathy 203-265-5618

ANTIQUES WANTED - 1 Item or an Estate. Estate sale service provided. Seeking: Meridenmade items, lamps, paintings. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025

Cash Paid For All Types of COSTUME JEWELRY Especially Napier 203-464-0477

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

You Found It! S a g e Po n d P l a c e

APARTMENTS FOR RENT BERLIN Lake Dr 2 BR Twnhse. Attached gar. On cul-de-sac. Access to Rt 15., I 84, I91. 1.5 baths, WD hookup, $1000 + sec. No pets. (203) 272-1263

Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

FOR RENT

CASH And/Or Tax deduction for your vehicle. Call

FOR RENT

203-235-8431

50 Different dates and mints circulated wheatback pennies. $20 Roll. 10 different dates and mints circulated Mercury dimes. $2 each. (203) 235-6120

203-238-3308 GIVE a gift of love for the holidays. English Mastiff puppies. $850/ea. Ready to go Dec 20th. (5) males, (2) females. Call 203-314-0004

DEE’S ANTIQUES Buying Silverplate, Glass, Furn, music instruments, china, art, collectibles. 1 item to estate.

CONDOMINIUMS

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT

Helmets, Daggers, Fighting Knives, Flags, Medals, etc.

AUTOMOBILES WANTED

WANTED TO BUY

MERIDEN Completely Updated 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath. Attached Garage. $1200/mo + utils. $25 Application fee (860) 644-9717 MERIDEN- Meetinghouse Village- 2BR townhouse, C/A, Garage. $1100. Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904 MERIDEN- Strawberry Hill 2 BR townhouse, 1 1/2 baths, appls, w/d hkup, AC, deck, 1 car garage. $1035/mo. + utils. (860) 688-3238 MERIDEN-Crown Village, 1BR, appl’s, washer & dryer on-site. Parking, heat incld. $725/mo + 2 mo sec. No pets. Credit check Call 203-634-9149 MERIDEN-East Side. Great 2 BR. Penthouse floor. Central air. All appls. On flr laundry. Credit + 2 mos. security. $800/mo. No pets. Call 203-284-0597

SOUTHINGTON 2 Bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths. Townhouse. Eat-in kitchen. Fully applianced. Move-in condition. $975. 860-628-0279 or 860-302-4740 SOUTHINGTON 2 BR, 1.5 Baths. Convenient to I 84. $1100/mo. 1st mo & sec. No pets. Call Mary Anne (860) 276-1130 WALLINGFORD-2BR, $895/mo + sec. Avail Jan 1st! Call 203213-6175 or 203-265-6175

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden - 1BR apt Heat & HW included. $725. 251 West Main. Avail. immed! 203-938-3789

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

Only $950 Heat, Hot and Cold Water Included HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden- 3BR, Recently renovated, Available immediately. $1125/mo. HEAT & HW incl!!! 203-938-3789

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden- 3BR, Recently renovated, Available immediately. $1150/mo. HEAT & HW incl!!! 203-938-3789 MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. 3rd fl studio, $160/wk+sec. 1BR, 2nd fl, $210/wk+sec. 203-630-3823 12p-8p www.meridenrooms.com MERIDEN - 2BR apts $850/mo, appls incl, w/d hookup. Rooms also avail, $500/ mo. All newly remod. Off st. parking. Must See! Avail. Now! Susan 203-500-0608 MERIDEN - WALLINGFORD LINE Large, 2BR Luxury condo. Laundry. $850 + utilities. No pets. Call 203-745-6167.

MERIDEN 1BR Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, sec & refs. No pets. (203) 239-7657 or 203-314-7300 MERIDEN 1BR, 1st flr, lg rms Heat, HW, Elec incld. W. Side, Off-st park. $950/mo + sec. 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm. www.Meridenrooms.com

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

Call Now!

(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 2 BR, 2nd Fl. Nice area, James St. Spacious. hardwood floors. $950 + 1 month security. (203) 715-1296 MERIDEN Cook Avenue 1 BR. 1st fl. Renovated. $825 includes heat, hot water and electric. (203) 265-4664 MERIDEN Huge 5 BR Apartment Freshly painted. Ready to rent! Section 8 approved. $1350/mo + security. No pets. 203-650-0479

Meriden Reduced Rent Meriden 2 BR at Tracy Gardens $750 Heat & HW incl. Move in by 12/31 and receive a new flat screen 37” TV. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN 2/2 bdrm’s. 1rst apt. 5rm 1rst fl large rooms $900/mo. 2nd is a small 4rm house $850/mo. Both w/d hkup & been recently renovated. Sect 8 approved. Please call 203-600-0988 for more info. MERIDEN 3 Bedroom. 31 Twiss St. 2nd Floor. Newly painted, recently updated stove & refrigerator. $850 per month+ $1000 security. 203-630-2719

MERIDEN 32 Cook Ave.

1 BR Apts & Studios $595 & Up Limited Time-1 mo free rent! Heat & HW incl. 203-886-7016

MERIDEN 32 Cook Ave.

Studio & 1 BR Apts. $600/Studio & $650+/1 BR Limited Time-1 mo free rent! Heat & HW incl. 203-886-7016

Pay for a 1 Bedroom and Move into a 2 Bedroom. $750. Heat & HW incl. 203-639-8751

Meriden Reduced Rent Pay for a 1 Bedroom and Move into a 2 Bedroom. $750. Heat & HW incl. 203-639-8751

Meriden Reduced Rent Pay for a 1 Bedroom and Move into a 2 Bedroom. $750. Heat & HW incl. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN STUDIOS - $650 1BRs - $750 2BRs - $850. Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841

MERIDEN- 1023 Old Colony Rd.

2 BR - $750 & UP Heat & HW, Off st. parking. Limited Time - 1 mo free rent. Call 203-886-7016 MERIDEN- 1BR Winter Special $750/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Call for info 203-639-4868

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN- 2BR, walk-up attic, 2nd Floor. Off street parking. $800 per month. Call (203) 639-1634 MERIDEN- Lovely 4Rm prvt apt. 1+BR, East Side, HW flrs, appl’s. Off-st-parking. Private entrance. $700/mo + sec. Call 203-269-1731 or 203-630-0609 MERIDEN-1 & 2 BR Apartments Clean, quiet, newly remodeled. W/D hookup. Off st parking. Avail Jan 1. Call (203) 641-8483 MERIDEN-1BR, Huge rooms, walk-in closet, parking, w/d hookup, 1st class! $600/mo. Credit check + 2 mos. sec. req. No pets. 203-284-0597 MERIDEN-1BRS-All appliances & hot water incl 2 mo. sec.. No pets. Coin op laundry. 1095 Old Colony Rd. Showings 9-11 am. 203-581-3620 MERIDEN-2BR, 5Rms, 1st flr. replacement windows, stove, refrig, laundry rm & storage area, gar. avail. No pets. Sec & refs. $800. 860-276-0552 MERIDEN-9 Guiel Pl. 3BR. Oil heat. Prime location. $925/mo + sec. Call 203-213-6175 or 203-376-2160 PLAINVILLE - X-Large studio apt. Fully applianced. Inc. A/C, onsite prkg, balcony. $615/mo. Call CPI 860-225-1570 (x1)

SENIORS 62 PLUS More than a rental, a lifestyle • One BR SUITES • One & Two BR COTTAGES • Immediate Availability • Affordable monthly rates • No buy in • No lease • Pet friendly Call for appointment or info 203-237-8815 360 Broad Street, Meriden www.millercommunity.org


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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, December 24, 2009 APARTMENTS FOR RENT PLAINVILLE Newly renovated 2 BR apt. New floors throughout. 1.50 baths. WD hookup. Lg kitchen. Available for immediate occupancy. $900 per month + utils. (860) 798-2336

ATTIC & BASEMENTS CLEANED

HANDYPERSONS 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

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

203-237-4124 an LLC co. IF YOU MENTION THIS AD We clean Estates, house, office, attic, cellar, gar, yd. Snowplowing. 203-535-9817/860-575-8218

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

A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS CT Reg #606277. GIVE us a call, we do it ALL. Free est. 203-631-1325

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

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

HOUSE CLEANING

ROOFING

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

Empire Construction, LLC Your Professional Roofer New Roofs, Reroofs, Tearoffs We fix leaks too! 203-269-3559 CT Reg#565514 www.EmpireLLC.biz

Gonzalez Construction ★★★★★★★★

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

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

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

CARPENTRY REPAIRS Done by Carpenters. Free estimates. Complete home improvements. Interior/Exterior. 203-238-1449 CT Reg #578107 www.marceljcharpentier.com

DUMPSTERS Roll-Off Dumpsters 15 yard roll-off - $350 20 yard roll-off - $450 Empire Construction, LLC 203-537-0360 www.EmpireLLC.biz

ELECTRICAL SERVICE

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

SIDING

PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING

All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service

Edwin Cordero

203-237-2122 GUTTERS

PAINTING Int/Ext. Local, established, reliable craftsman. Call (203) 537-2411 CT#614827 MIRKEL PAINTING Popcorn ceilings. Interiors from $125. All work fully warrantied. CT Reg #569864. Ed 203-824-0446

PLUMBING

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

Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrooms, additions.

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

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

Junk removal 203-886-5110

T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC

SMALL JOBS WELCOME

FIDERIO & SONS

203-639-0032

SW Chimney Srv 860-205-4244 Full chimney mntnc & repair $109.99 chimney clean exp 12/23 Reg. price $139.99 CT #610372 JACK Biafore, LLC Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. In business over 50 yrs. CT# 623849 (203) 537-3572

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

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

PLAINVILLE Personal office space available. $4 per sq ft. Each office space includes 8x8 work area, desk, heat, electricity, AC, internet available for $25/mo. 860-819-8103. email william.j.labrecque@gmail.com PRIME Office space. 35 Pleasant St, Meriden. 525 sq. ft. $600/mo includes all utils. Call 203-237-5501

HOUSES FOR SALE MERIDEN Houses for sale, rent or lease purchase. Visit our website at www.galleriahouses.com or call 203-671-2223 Galleria Real Estate

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

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

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

HOUSES FOR SALE

SNOW PLOWING A. BIAFORE Jr. snow plowing and snow removal with loader & tri axle. Call 203-927-3898 or 203-630-9825.

203-294-9889 www.ICEFIGHTERS.org Expert De-Icers Commerical Specialists. Nicholas J Murano LLC, Member: Snow and Ice Management Assn BETTY’S SNOW PLOWING Plowing - Shoveling Sand or Salt. Free Estimates. Meriden Only. 203-235-5247 leave message.

TREE SERVICES

WINTER SPECIALS!! Safety Pruning & Removals! Licensed Arborist. 75ft bucket Precise Tree 203-272-4216

WALLINGFORD 1 bedroom Apts. Judd Square. Central Air. No Pets. $700-$735/mo. Call 203-265-3718 WALLINGFORD 2 BR Townhouse. Appliances included. $850 plus security. No pets. (203) 623-2804 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 2nd flr. 5 RMs, 2 BR. New kitchen, bath, paint, floors, appliances. Avail Jan 1. 1 mo sec & 1st mo rent. $850/mo. (203) 619-3292 WALLINGFORD STUDIO Semi-furnished. Newly renovated. Hardwood floors. Private driveway & private yard. No pets. 203-284-2077/203-654-6190 WALLINGFORD-2BR, 2nd flr. Avail Jan 1st. No pets. 13 Claremont Ave. $850/mo. Lease & sec dep. John 203-214-8893 WALLINGFORD-58 Center St. 1BR, 3rd flr. $750/mo + sec. 203-213-6175 or 203-376-2160 WLFD 2BR, 1st flr New remodeled, hdwd flrs. No pets, no smoking, off st parking, w/d hookups in bsmt. 203-269-5733

MERIDEN $197,900 Spacious 3BR 3 full bath home. Master and 2nd bedroom have private baths. Gleaming HW floors, remodeled kitchen, updated mechanicals, windows and vinyl. CAIR. LInda Diana 203-235-3300

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

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770 WLFD-2BR, 2nd flr, Choate area. W/D hkup. No smoking/pets. Credit check & references. $900 + utils. Call 203-376-2007

75ft bucket truck. Precise Tree CT Reg #562159.

203-272-4216

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 28 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Srv. Free Est. Fully insured. 203-294-1775

MERIDEN - Rooms For Rent $100 per week. All utilities & cable TV included. No drugs or alcohol, Please Call 203-537-6284 MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. + sec or call 203-630-3823 12p8p www.Meridenrooms.com MERIDEN- Clean, 1st flr, furnshed. rm. Private entrance. Share kit. & bath. All utils. Leave message 203-238-3369

BAKER Full-time, every other weekend. Salary commensurate W/ Exp. starting at $11/hr. Call John or Betsy at 860-6215837 or bring resume to: Tops Supermarket, 887 Meriden Waterbury Rd, Plantsville.

COOK 3+ years experience. 6am-2pm. Friendly atmosphere. Must be reliable. Call 203-500-5259. Wallingford.

Customer ServiceEnroll in a FREE one week customer service class. Focus is providing quality service to income tax customers. Day and Evening classes available. Seasonal job opportunities. Call 203-234-2889.

INSTRUCTORS Developmental disabilities day/res. services. FT/PT all shifts. Meriden to Milford. Call (203) 269-3599 for info. ACORD, Inc.

ROOMS FOR RENT

PROF. ARBORIST #S3365

WLFD 2BR, bath Ranch, 1375 sq. ft. Gently used on 0.91 acres. Private yard, 2 car garage. New roof, full basement, gas heat. $305,000. Al Criscuolo 203-265-5618

CNA or HHA Part-time, per diem only. For Assisted Living Services. State of the Art, JCAHO accredited Continuing Care Retirement Community. Responsible, dependable, & able to work well independently. Safe & attractive environment! Certification required from approved programs. Position available immediately! No Phone Calls! Apply in person Mon Fri - 8a-7p or weekends 10a2p. Elim Park Baptist Home, 140 Cook Hill Road, Cheshire, CT. A/A, M/F, D/V, EOE

DENTAL ASSISTANT Needed for a friendly General Dentist Office. Please call Kim 203265-0788

HELP WANTED

BEFORE & After School Teacher /Manager. BA in education or related field. 2 yrs exp with children. 2 yrs exp in mgmt. EOE. Carolee 203-235-9297 ext 118 chart@womenfamilies.org

WLFD Gorgeous Ranch on a nice landscaped lot. Great loc. Home features 3BRs, kitchen, DR, LR, lower level FR, bath and half, 2 car garage. $299,900. Call Silvio Sala for details 203-265-5618

MEDICAL CAREERS

REAL ESTATE WANTED

203-237-4124 an LLC co

Fully licensed/insured. CT Reg.# 577319

MASONRY

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.

STORES & OFFICES FOR RENT

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

PETE IN THE PICKUP

For All Your Junk Removal Needs Single Family ● Multi-Families ● Construction Clean-Ups ●Realtor - Property Mgrs ● Bank-Owned/Foreclosed Properties ●Junk Car Removal ● Dumpster Services Available

SUMMER BROOK APTS

NORTH HAVEN Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV, furn’d. Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333 WALLINGFORD Share home. $120 per week. No smoking. No drinking. 203-747-1612

Shamock Roofing

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

SOUTHINGTON 2BR, 1 bath. (2) 2nd flr apts available. No Pets. No smoking. Wash/dry hookup. Kitchen appliances included. Call 860302-3035 or 860-628-8302.

ROOMS FOR RENT

LOCAL Insurance Agency seeking Assistant to take payments, make deposits, inbound & outbound phone calls, assist Manager with projects. Insurance experience preferred. Fax resume to 860-760-8211 OFFICE POSITION - Fast paced Fuel and Service Co. looking for Customer Service Person. Experience in Data Entry and Billing. Send Resume w/Salary to: RecordJournal Box 79P, 11 Crown St, Meriden, CT 06450

Housekeepers Part-time / weekend only positions available - Pristine retirement community. Prior housekeeping experience a plus! Must be reliable and dependable and enjoy working with the elderly! Apply in person between 8am- 7pm Weekdays, or 10 - 2 weekends at Elim Park Baptist Home, 140 Cook Hill Road, Cheshire, CT 06410. No phone calls. EOE, A/A, M/F, D/V.

HELP WANTED PT OIL DRIVER: Experienced oil delivery driver wanted seasonal. Must have a valid CDL with Hazmat/Tanker, TWIC and a clean driving record. EOE. Apply at Arbor Oil, 280 Schoolhouse Road, Cheshire or send resume to hr@arboroil.com. Tax Preparers Experienced tax preparers wanted. North Haven location Please call 203234-2889 UPHOLSTERER - FULL TIME Furniture Upholster wanted. Must be well experienced and dependable. Prefer someone who can cut and sew. Call 860232-2277 Imperial Decorating & Upholstering Co. West Hartford WAITSTAFF & Kitchen Help. Experienced only Apply within: Basil’s Pizza Restaurant, 680 N. Colony Rd., Wlfd. WRECKER DRIVERS Nights & weekends. Must have clean driving record. Also, Dispatchers. Apply in person only: Danbys, 41 High St, Meriden, CT. Ask for Dave. Priority given to certified or experienced drivers.


12-24-2009 Plainville Citizen