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Volume 10, Number 52

Plainville’s Only Weekly Newspaper

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Plainville’s challenges in 2011 include weather, budget woes By Robin Lee Michel and Julie Sopchak

January - June

This week, The Plainville Citizen is taking a look back at 2011 — the good, bad and ugly — to assess the challenges and celebrations the community has experienced. Some news sounds familiar because it occurs every year — the budget process, Relay For Life and flooding — while other events were new to the town, including the opening of the skate park, construction of General Electric’s solar carport and the unveiling of the school system’s Wall of Honor. This week’s article covers January through June.

January State Sen. Jason Welch beSee 2011, page 3

Plainville resident gets Christmas surprise from total strangers By Julie Sopchak The Plainville Citizen

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Heavy equipment clears the debris remaining of Kelsey Hall at the Congregational Church of Plainville. The meeting hall collapsed in February from the weight of snow.

Plainville names new baseball coach. See page 19.

It didn’t feel like Christmas for Ruth Olson until now. Olson, of Plainville, had a Christmas tree every year, but since last year she has been unable to put one up. This year, she was again thwarted by a bout with pneumonia. Enter Lynn Seery and her daughter, Bella, of Bristol. The two came to Olson’s house on Tomlinson

Avenue on Dec. 20 with a Christmas tree, lights, and a tree stand. They didn’t stop there, however, they decorated the tree with all of Olson’s own ornaments. “I think it’s wonderful and I think it’s the true Christmas spirit,” Olson said. “Something you don’t see much of anymore.” Seery said she and her daughter discovered Olson’s holiday wish in the Hartford Courant. A wish See Surprise, page 23

Children’s program welcomes public to celebrate Kwanzaa By Ramatou R. Sangare Special to The Citizen

The public is welcome to the Queen Ann Nzinga Center’s Watoto program for the 22nd annual Kwanzaa Celebration, which will include music, song and food on Friday, Dec. 30, 6 p.m., at Trinityon-Main, 69 Main St., New Britain. This cultural celebration represents and reinforces the seven principles

and symbols of Kwanzaa in an interactive way. People of all races, ages, and religions are invited to experience the celebration through art, skits and song. There is a charge to attend. Kwanzaa is neither a religious or African holiday. It is a cultural holiday created in 1966 by a man named Maulana Karenga. This See Kwanzaa, page 11

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Members of the Nzinga’s Watoto prepare for the 22nd annual Kwanzaa Celebration set for Friday, Dec. 30 in New Britain. Doors open 6 p.m., performance at 7 p.m. The group is an offshoot of the Queen Ann Nzinga’s Center based in Plainville, that helps children reach their fullest potential through the arts.


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Artist creates artwork using iPhone app

Last year, Jim Cassidy, a retired architect from Plainville, started a surprising new hobby when his son, Brian, who works for Apple, urged him to download a new “app” for his iPhone. It was called “Brushes.” Cassidy has lived in Plainville for more than 40 years and practiced architecture in Plainville, Hartford and at Yale until retiring in 2009. He has been drawing all his life and notes that early in his education as an architect, his French design professor could not understand him when he tried to explain his ideas in words, so he would say in frustration, “Draw

Correction The Spisak and Stuart wedding announcement published in the Dec. 22 issue of The Plainville Citizen should have included John Spisak Sr. was the best man and Cathy Stuart was given in marriage by her daughters, Lily, Abigail and Amy.

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eet.” The Brushes “app” and the touch sensitive screen allow him to “paint” with his finger directly on the screen of the iPhone. He can select various sizes and styles of brush strokes, thousands of colors and create art directly on the screen. A “step backward” button and eraser tool allow him to change anything already done. While the screen is small, the area of the painting that he is working on can be enlarged up to 16 times for fine detail work. The library will sponsor a display of his art through the month of January with an opening reception on Thursday, Jan. 5, from 7 to 8 p.m.

Administrative Police Sgt. Charles Smedick announced that several ordinances pertaining to the winter months are now in effect. The sergeant said warnings are now being placed on the vehicles of those parked in the streets. 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. The Town of Plainville has an ordinance regarding putting snow on public roadways. No one should “plow, throw, put, or cause to be thrown, or put any snow or ice from any private property” into any public roadway, according to the ordinance. Violation is punishable by a $25 fine. The Town of Plainville has an ordinance regarding keeping sidewalks clear in the winter. Owners and/or tenants are responsible for removing snow from sidewalks and making them safe for use within 24 hours of snowfall. Violation is punishable by a $25 fine and an additional $25 can be levied for every day sidewalks are not cleared. For more information, call the Plainville Police Department, at (860) 747-1616.

The display will feature enlargements of 14 pieces of iPhone art plus an unexpected surprise. As the paintings are made, the phone records each stroke separately so on completion, the entire painting process can be played back on the screen. These video clips will be displayed in a loop on a computer as part of the exhibit so viewers can see exactly how each painting was done. Cassidy is also an avid cyclist who has done long distance touring. He is now active in the Plainville Greenway Alliance to complete a multi-use trail through town and with the Bicycle Friendly Community committee to make Plainville better for cyclists and pedestrians. Besides iPhone painting, he has worked with oils, watercolor, pastels and sketches with charcoal and marker. He also uses computer programs like Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign to make graphic art.

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Plainville meeting hall, Kelsey Hall, caved in because Continued from page 1 of the excessive weight of snow and ice. Eight other gan his first term at the State buildings in Plainville also Capitol on Jan. 5 represent- collapsed during the early ing the 31st Senatorial Dis- months of the year including trict, which includes Bristol, Classic Auto Body at 5 Town Plainville, Plymouth and Line Road. Harwinton. Capt. Peter Costanzo of the Plainville Police Department See 2011, next page retired after 32 years of service. He served his career as 10 years as a police officer, 10 years as a detective and 13 years in administration including as interim police chief with Chief Daniel Coppinger retired in 2009. Barbara Petit received recognition from the Plainville Town Council on Jan. 3 for her decades of community service. Republican Lee Toffey began serving on the council, replacing council member Phil Cox who moved to Arkansas. Storm Benedict on Jan. 12 dumped almost 2 feet of snow WOOD in some parts of the state bringing businesses and STOVES Heatilator schools to a halt and closing EcoChoice roads. /%&, !  PARC, Family-Centered $ 89900 Services for People with Developmental Disabilities honored Gnazzo’s with its annual John P. Sullivan Award for WOOD Outstanding Community Service. INSERTS Heatilator Plainville Chamber of EcoChoice Commerce moved from West /%&, !  Main Street into new offices $ 139900 at the Plainville Municipal Center. Maureen Saverick is the office manager. Superintendent of Schools Kathleen Binkowski announced her retirement; GAS school board formed a search INSERTS committee for a new superinKozy Heat tendent. /1%". Relay for Life 2011 $ 00 1999 launched at a kick-off party. This year’s theme was “More Birthdays, More Wishes, More Time.â€? Tax revenue collector, DebFederal Tax credit available on qualified Pellet & bie Guerrette, was honored Wood Stoves & for 30 years of serving the on your new wood, gas, Inserts Expires 12/31/11 town. Order today, Justin Bernier announced he will run again for Connecticut’s 5th District seat in Congress. He was unsuccessful in winning the Republican bid in the 2010 primary.

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Plainville resident John Paradis, father, with his son, Michael Paradis, conquered the seventh tallest freestanding mountain in the world — Mount Kilimanjaro in Kenya — during February. Bobcat sightings were reported in Plainville and Southington. Congregational Church of Plainville reopened for worship. Fundraising began for

reconstruction of Kelsey Hall, which collapsed following a snowstorm.

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The first skate park opened in Norton Park on April 2 following years of planning and fundraising. The project was able to be completed after a state grant of $100,000 was received thanks to the work of state Rep. Elizabeth “Betty” Boukus. A public hearing was held April 4 by the town council on the appropriation of up to

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$10,000 to seek a declaratory judgment regarding the board of education’s refusal to allow staff to attend the council’s monthly meetings to discuss financial matters. The Plainville High School swimming pool was closed April to the beginning of September to save money. The Plainville Board of Education and Schools ‘Naming Committee held the first induction ceremony on April 11, 6 p.m., at Plainville High School, to unveil the Memorial Wall of Honor. Thomas Wazorko and Thomas Ferguson in memoriam were the first inductees as community servants and education proponents. The wall is located in the east corridor. The Art League of Plainville celebrated its 50th anniversary this month. Senior patrol officer Gary

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Baby’s First Christmas William “Billy” Voitkevics

Noah Caleb Smith

This extended family, of whom many live in Plainville, have made it a Christmas tradition to take a photo with Santa Claus, also known as “Grumpa” Rane Dayon, and “Memae” Violet Dayon, third from right, of Plainville. The children are also the grandchildren of Diane and Paul Voitkevics; and great-grandchildren of Morris and Colleen Brousseau, all of Plainville. The children, from left, are Zach Keyworth, 8, son of Vanessa Dayon and Clayton Keyworth, of Plainville; Joseph Page, 9, son of Terry Andreoli and Jim Osher, of Plainville; Tiernan Sands, 7, son of Kjell and Missy Sands, of New Haven; baby Billy; Jamie Osher, 3, daughter of Terry Andreoli and Jim Osher, of Plainville, Deena-Marie Voitkevics, 4, Billy’s big sister; Nichole Page, 12, daughter of Terry Andreoli and Jim Osher, of Plainville; and Torri Keyworth, 7, daughter of Vanessa Dayon and Clayton Keyworks, of Plainville.

Noah Caleb Smith, of Plainville, will be celebrating his first Christmas. Born May 3, 2011, he is the youngest son of Rhonda and Corey Smith, of Plainville. Noah has a big brother, Joshua Smith, 3. He has many relatives to help him celebrate the holidays: maternal grandmother, Anita Baldwin, of Plainville; paternal grandmother, Deborah Beverley, of Middletown; and paternal great-grandparents, Florence and Bill Beverley, of Bristol, and Marie Smith, of New Britain.

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Three female veterans were the grand marshals: Wanda Continued from page 6 Janowski, who served with the Marine Corps in World vote on the proposed comWar II; Mary Dumais served bined budgets of $59,918,113 with the U.S. Army during was held May 24 and ultithe Vietnam War era; Kristie mately rejected by voters. Ricciardi was in the U.S. Air This spring, General ElecForce from 1991 to 97 during tric built on Woodford Avthe Persian Gulf era. enue a solar carport to recharge electric vehicles. It officially opened May 26. On June 9, the town counThe Memorial Day Parade was chaired by Scott Saun- cil set the mill rate at 28.98. Relay for Life of Plainville ders after Dan Hurley headed the project for 25 years. Both 2011 was held June 11 and 12 men are Republican mem- in Norton Park. The Wheeler Regional bers of the town council.

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Family YMCA received a major grant from the Livestrong organization to fund a cancer patient rehabilitation program. PHS graduation was held June 24. Brittany Rogan was the valedictorian and Andrew Daniels was the salutatorian. The recap of July through December 2011 will be published in the Jan. 5 issue of The Plainville Citizen.

60th Wedding Anniversary Paul and Joan Phaneuf Paul and Joan Phaneuf, of Bristol, were married on Dec. 15, 1951, at St. Joseph Church, New Britain. In celebration of their 60th wedding anniversary, a party will be held in July 2012 with family. The party will be given by family and Brynn Cox, Melanie McQuarrie and Jarred Cox. The couple has three children, the late Deborah Cox, Paul Phaneuf Jr., of Plainville, and the late Paula Phaneuf. The couple has six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren with one on the way in February.

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Max Rowe from Library Connection will be at the Plainville Public Library, Thursday, Dec. 29, at 7 p.m., to show how to download audio and e-books onto portable devices such as Kindles and MP3 players from the library’s website, www. plainvillelibrary.org. Library Connection is a non-profit corporation formed by the 27 public libraries in the greater Hartford area. It runs the computer functions of member libraries like the Plainville Public Library and also provides the downloadable library. Rowe will focus on the use of electronic book readers like Kindles, Nooks, iphones and ipads. He will show how

to download books for free from the internet, how long they will stay on the reader and what files types go with each type of reader. Rowe encourages library users to bring their readers with them to the demonstration. It will be a great way to compare the different models if anyone is considering buying one and also will be a useful introduction to the fundamentals of using them. If time permits, he will work with individuals who have difficulties using their electronic book readers. More than 2,500 audio books and 2,100 electronic books are available for downloading through the Plainville Library’s website www.http:// plainvillelibrary.org. The program is free and does not require registration.

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Food pantry needs items The Plainville Community Food Pantry, 54 S. Canal St., needs the following items: non-food — laundry detergent, dish soap, disposable razors, bath soap, diapers (sizes 4, 5 and 6), shampoo and conditioner, toilet paper (individual or four packs), tampons and maxi/mini pads, cleaning products (general purpose or multi-surface), facial tissues, deodorant, trash bags (30 gal.), tall kitchen garbage bags; food — Spam or canned meat, coffee, pancake syrup, canned potatoes, strawberry jelly, cranberry juice, juice boxes, chunky soups, Hamburger Helper, instant potatoes, instant oatmeal, ramen noodles, pasta sauce, gravy and condiments For more information, call the food pantry, at (860) 747-1919 or visit the website www.thefoodpantry.net.

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Bingo — Veterans of Foreign Wars Madeley-Roberts Post 574 men hold open bingo every Thursday, at 6:30 p.m., at post headquarters, 7 Northwest Drive at the corner of Route 10. The public is invited. Information: call Earl Carey at (860) 747-5400. E-books program — Max Rowe from Library Connection will be at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., Thursday, Dec. 29, at 7 p.m., to show how to

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The Citizen office closed — The Plainville Citizen office, 40 N. Main St., Southington, is closed Monday, Jan. 2 for the New Year’s holiday. School closings — All Plainville schools will close for the New Year’s holiday period. All board of education offices will be closed for the holidays on Monday, Jan. 2. Regular classes will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

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download audio and e-books onto portable devices such as Kindles and MP3 players. Kids in the Kitchen — On Thursday, Dec. 29, at 2 p.m., Kids in the Kitchen will meet to cook up something at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. The program is for children in grades two to five. Registration: call the children’s department, (860) 793-1450. Open swim — The Plainville Recreation Department has planned open swim, Splash Party, noon to 1:30 p.m., Plainville High School, 47 Robert Holcomb Way.

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American Legion — American Legion Post 199 meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 574 on Northwest Drive. Bingo — Veterans of Foreign Wars Madeley-Roberts Post 574 Women’s Auxiliary has open bingo every Tuesday, at 6:30 p.m., at post headquarters, 7 Northwest Drive at the corner of Route 10. The public is invited. Information: call Earl Carey at (860) 747-5400. Circus fans — Tent No. 24 meets on the first Tuesday of each month at J. Timothy’s Taverne, 143 New Britain Ave. Information: call Gary C. Payne, at (860) 833-7925. Citizens and Property Owners Association — The Citizens and Property Owners Association of Plainville meets on the first Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., at the Plainville Police Department, Robert Holcomb Room. The public is welcome. Information: call John Kisluk, at (860) 747-3542. Plainville Wind Ensemble — The Plainville Wind Ensemble rehearses Tuesdays, at 7 p.m., in the Plainville High School band room. Information: call (860) 747-1851 or visit www.plainvillewindensemble.com . Schools open – All Plainville Community Schools will reopen today. Woman’s Club — The GFWC/ Woman’s Club of Plainville’s monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 7 p.m., Faith Bible Church, 168 Unionville Ave. at Northwest Drive. Dessert and coffee will be served. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month at Faith Bible Church. Information: contact Sue Marinelli, at (860) 302-4755 or e-mail womansclubofplainville@ yahoo.com.

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American holiday was created during the civil rights movement. Karenga believed it was time for African Americans to remember their African ancestors. The seven principles of Kwanzaa are: Umoja (Unity) — Unity stresses the importance of togetherness for the family and the community, which is reflected in the African saying, “I am We,” or “I am because We are.” Kujichagulia (Self-Determination) — Self-Determination requires that we define our common interests and

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make decisions that are in the best interest of our family and community. Ujima (Community/Responsibility) — Collective Work and Responsibility reminds us of our obligation to the past, present and future, and that we have a role to play in the community, society, and world. Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics) — Cooperative Economics emphasizes our collective economic strength and encourages us to meet common needs through mutual support. Nia (Purpose) — Purpose encourages us to look within ourselves and to set personal goals that are beneficial to the community.

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Lions Club — The Plainville Lions Club meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The first Wednesday meetings are at the Oasis Restaurant, 782 Pine St., Bristol. The third Wednesday meetings are at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. Information: call Michael Blanchard at (860) 628-8326. Order of the Eastern Star — Olivet Chapter No. 29, O.E.S., meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the Masonic Temple, 70 E. Main St., Plainville. Project Graduation — The next Project Graduation meeting will be held Wednesday, Jan. 4, 7 p.m., at the Wheeler Regional Family YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave. Information: contact Kris Dargenio, (860) 302-6627, (860) 747-1965 or e-mail kjdpjd@comcast.net.

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CitizenFaith The Plainville Citizen welcomes news and photos from churches and other faith congregations. Announcements and information can be sent to news@ theplainvillecitizen.com, faxed to (860) 621-3660 or mailed to The Plainville Citizen, P.O. Box 57, Plainville, CT 06062. For more information, call the office at (860) 620-5960.

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An all-you-can-eat monthly breakfast is held on the second Sunday of every month, except for July and August, at Our Lady of Mercy Church Parish Center, 19 S. Canal St., from 8 to 11 a.m. The choice of menu is juice, eggs, western eggs, sausage, ham, hash browns, Texas French toast, bagels, doughnuts and coffee. Children younger than 6 are free. The public is welcome. The next breakfast will be Jan. 8. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

The ongoing Food for Friends program, overseen by the Congregational Church of Plainville, continues at Church of Our Saviour on Wednesdays, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Approximately 50 dinners are prepared and served by various volunteers of the Plainville Council of Churches. Much of the food is provided by Foodshare and anyone is welcome to attend. If able, diners pay whatever sum they can to defray the costs. Church of Our Saviour is located at 115 W. Main St., Plainville.

two distinct but related programs, Nzinga’s Daughters, a Continued from page 11 semi-professional performing ensemble, and Nzinga’s WatoQueen Ann Nzinga Center to. is a non-profit organization Nzinga’s Watoto, (“Watoto” based in Plainville that helps children reach their fullest po- means “children” in Swahili), tential through the arts. These previously known as the “Perprograms are made possible sonal Enrichment Program or in part through grants from PEP,” is an educational prothe Community Foundation of gram for young people ages 5 Greater New Britain, Ameri- to 19 that meets throughout can Savings Foundation, and the school year. ApproximateGreater Hartford Arts Coun- ly 500 children have learned a wide variety of skills and cil. Information from the web- demonstrated their accomsite www.Nzingasdaughters. plishments through performcom describes the Queen Ann ances for the community. ParNzinga Center as an organiza- ents are actively involved and tion specializing in cultural many community volunteers education and social change, mentor the children; special named for an exemplary 15th guests are invited as role modcentury African queen who, els, and field trips introduce among many other achieve- the children to community rements, prevented any of her sources. Older students and subjects from being sold into graduates act as assistant slavery. The center, an umbrel- teachers and volunteers. The Kwanzaa Celebration la organization for a variety of initiatives, was formed in is Nzinga’s Watoto’s largest 2004, but is the outgrowth of a annual performance. Tickets are available at the 20-year-old grassroots initiative, which has been the labor- Trinity-on-Main box office or of-love of two artists, Gail at the door. For tickets or more inforWilliams and Dayna Snell, who are mother and daughter mation, call (860) 229-2072 or and come from a long-estab- visit the website at www.trinilished Plainville family. In tyonmain.org. — Robin Lee Michel 1990, they enlisted their contributed to this story friends and began the first of

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ter, Mary Ann Josephson; brother, Michael Nicholson; and sister, Katherine Nicholson. The graveside service with full military honors was private. A celebration of his life will be held in the spring, where an old-fashioned hangar party will be held in his honor. Memorial donations may be made to Hope Hospice, 27200 Imperial Parkway, Bonita Springs, FL 34135 or the Quiet Birdmen Organization. Arrangements are being handled by Shikany’s Bonita Funeral Home.

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Julia Wiszniak Julia (Kilian) Wiszniak 84 of New Britain died Dec. 11, 2011, with her beloved family by her side. She was born in Poland and during World War II; she was forcibly removed by the Russian authorities from her home in Poland and placed in a Russian Camp. From there, she and her family traveled through India and Persia and settled for a short time in England. There, she married her husband, Ludwik. They immigrated to the United States, lived briefly in Middletown before moving to New Britain. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church, the Polonia Paderewski Choirs and was a vice president and a president for 15 years of the General Haller Post Ladies Auxiliary. She retired in 1990 from Stanley Works after 25 years of service. She was an active member of the community, supporting many Polish causes; her greatest

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joy in life was being with her family and friends. She was a devoted sister, loving mother, and grandmother and will be dearly missed by her family and friends. She was the widow of Ludwik Wiszniak and is survived by her devoted children who were her pride and joy, Helen Supsinskas and her husband, Gary, of New Britain, Joseph Wiszniak, of Plainville, Chris Balkun and her husband, Jack, of Southington, Richard Wiszniak and his wife, Susan, of Wethersfield; five beloved grandchildren, Michael, Sarah and Ryan Wiszniak, Jacky and Kim Balkun; three sisters and a brother, Josephine Yanchak and her husband, Walter, John Kilian and his wife, Anne, Janina Patykowski and Michalina Sokolowska; and a sister-

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Nathan Joseph Genovese, 98, of P l a i nv i l l e, died Dec. 15, 2011, surrounded and embraced by his loving family. He was the son of Salvatore and Lucia (Mallia) Genovese Rizza. For almost 50 years, he was the beloved husband of his wife, Eve (Rizza) Genovese, who predeceased him in 2002. Their glorious reunion took place upon his arrival, for their love was made whole again. He served full time as a pastoral assistant for 20 years at Bethel Christian Missionary Alliance. He proudly served his country during World War II in the Coast Guard as a ship’s captain. Then he went on to serve as a Navy Merchant Marine. He is survived by four daughters, Debbie and husband, Angelo, Holly, Claudia and husband, Wes, and Bernice and husband, Bill; he was affectionately called “Papa” by his 11 grandchil-

dren, Angela and husband, Ryan, Lisa and husband, Eric and Jonathan and wife, Lindsey, Kristen, Nathaniel and Rachel, Kathryn and Alexis; he was “Big Papa” to three great grandchildren, Joshua and Jenna and Kara; his dear brother, Samuel and wife, Dolly Genovese, and many other relatives. Services were held Dec. 19, 2011, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Simsbury. Burial was at Fairview Cemetery, New Britain. Bailey Funeral Home, Plainville, was in charge of arrangements.

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Alexander W. Nicholson, Sr., 91, of B o n i t a Springs, Fla., died Dec. 6, 2011, at Hope H o s p i c e Health Park in Ft. Myers, Fla. He had been a resident of Bonita Springs since 1989 coming from Plainville. He was born Oct. 26, 1920, in Danbury, a son of the late Michael G. and Esther (Vasilious) Nicholson. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, 24th Infantry Division, during World War II. After the war he worked his way up the corporate ladder to become director of Wholesale Fuel Oil Division for Gulf Oil and in 1959 purchased The Hardware City Fuel Oil Company in New Britain. Over a period of time, he acquired six additional fuel oil companies in the Hartford area and was a managing partner in Meriden Airways. In 1995, he sold his company, Home Comfort, and retired to Bonita Springs. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Bonita Springs and the Bonita Bay Club, where he proudly displayed his plaque as the oldest male golfing member. He was a former past president of the Fuel Oil Institute, president of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Connecticut Chapter, and member and “Keyman and Governor” of the Quiet Birdmen, Hartford Hanger. He was an avid pilot for 65 years having flown his own plane until the age of 80. He is survived by his loving son and daughter-in-law, Alexander W. and Karen Nicholson Jr., of Bonita Springs, Fla.; brother, Nelson Nicholson, of Connecticut; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and six stepchildren. He was the start of four generations of Alexander William Nicholsons, all residing in Bonita Springs, Fla. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce (MacDougall) Nicholson; his parents; his daugh-

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Thank you to Boukus

To the editor: I want to commend State Rep. Elizabeth “Betty” Boukus for her leadership in organizing the Ninth Annual State Capitol Secret Santa Collection for the Rocky Hill Veterans Home and Hospital this week. Rep. Boukus led the effort to load a van filled with donations for our Connecticut veterans. Her tireless work each year helps to meet pressing needs and show our veterans

how much they are appreciated. The Secret Santa Collection is just another example of how local residents can make a positive difference in others’ lives. Jason Welch Bristol Jason Welch is the state senator representing the 31st District including Bristol, Plainville, Plymouth and Harwinton who serves as a ranking member of the legislature’s Select Committee on Veterans Affairs.

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Toffolon School fourthgrader Caitlyn Thomasen enjoys the friendship she has made with her mentor Rachel Beauchemin, according to the student’s family. Plainville Community Schools Mentor Program recently reached the 20-year milestone.

Plainville Briefs

Christmas tree disposal Residents should be advised there will be no curbside collection of Christmas trees this year. Residents who have trees may bring them to the transfer station at no charge on Granger Lane anytime beginning Tuesday, Dec. 27 until Monday, Jan. 9. Trees only should be placed in the designated collection area. If anyone uses a bag to transport the tree, the resident must remove the tree from the bag and dispose of the bag in the regular household trash container. Any questions can be referred to Public Works Administration at (860) 793-0221, ext. 208.

Government Meetings

Thursday, Dec. 29 Democratic Town Committee, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3 Town Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5 Charter Study Committee, Municipal Center, 6:30 p.m. Insurance Commission, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Senior Citizens Committee, senior center, noon.

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Early deadline for The Citizen Because of the New Year holiday, deadline for news, announcements or photographs will be Friday, Dec. 30, noon, for the Jan. 5 issue. Questions? Call The Plainville Citizen office, at (860) 620-5960.

Municipal holiday closings In observance of the holidays, the Town of Plainville will observe the following hours: Friday, Dec. 30, municipal center and senior center closed, library closing at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2, municipal center, senior center and library closed. Trash and recycling collections will take place as usual.

Send us your holiday photos Are you proud of your holiday decorations, inside or outside? Send us a photo and we can possibly post it on facebook or in the newspaper. Send photos to news@theplainvillecitizen.c om. Questions? Call our office at (860) 620-5960.

Woman’s Club to meet Jan. 3 The GFWC/ Woman’s Club of Plainville’s monthly

meeting will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 7 p.m., Faith Bible Church, 168 Unionville Ave. at Northwest Drive. Dessert and coffee will be served. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month at Faith Bible Church. For more information, contact Sue Marinelli, at (860) 302-4755 or e-mail womansclubofplainville@yahoo.c om.

Mothers of Multiples

Mothers who have twins, triplets or higher order multiples (or are expecting them) and live in Hartford County, are welcome to the next meeting of The Greater Bristol Mothers of Multiples’ set for Wednesday, Jan. 4, 7 p.m., at Powerhouse Gym, 99 Webster Square Road, Berlin. The meeting will be an introduction to the fitness craze Zumba. For more information, contact membership coordinator, Jessica Craig, at (860) 489-6302 or visit the website http://www.bristolmoms. org.

Save the date

On Thursday, Jan. 26, from 7:30 to 9 a.m., at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., there will be a State of the Town discussion.


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Theater group brings positive message to middle schoolers

The Looking in Theatre Group visited the Middle School of Plainville on December 15 as part of the school community’s focus on cultivating a positive climate and culture. The performances were made possible through the financial support of the Middle School of Plainville Parent Teacher Club. The Looking In Theatre Group, a program of the Capitol Region Education Council is led by Director Jonathan Gilman and was established in 1978. The theater group is composed of teens from the greater Hartford area who present dramatic skits dealing with important social, family and personal issues that affect adolescents. Presentations were made in assemblies to Plainville sixth-, seventh-

and eighth-graders at the middle school, and included a series of dramatic scenes followed by discussion between the actors and Gilman, who served as the moderator. Students were then able to ask questions of the student actors regarding their characters and skits. The theater group worked in collaboration with administrators and faculty at the middle school to customize topics to be covered during the assemblies, including racism, bullying, physical and emotional abuse, and more. The middle school students prepared for the visit by the Looking in Theatre Group through classroom discussion. Follow up discussion / feedback sessions facilitated by the middle school’s Unified Arts faculty members were held after the

assemblies. “The goal for this assembly was to encourage discussion about real life topics teenagers face. We wanted our students to think about ways to deal with these topics and to encourage them to ask for advice, guidance and help,” said Middle School of Plainville Dean of Students Tom Laudadio. “I was very proud of the students at the middle school. They had excellent questions and responded to the topics with respect and maturity. A special thanks to Traci Mayette, assistant principal at MSP, for bringing the group to our attention. She had seen their performances and the positive impact they made in her former district,” said Middle School Principal Matthew Guarino.

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Middle School of Plainville students participate in the Looking in Theater Group program, asking questions of the performers following skits the group performed. The skits focused on important social, family and personal issues that affect adolescents.

School Briefs Closings for New Year’s Plainville Community Schools and all board of education offices will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Evening math movie “Evening Math Movie Film Festival” will be available, free of charge, to current and prospective PreGED/GED students. On a monthly basis, one-30 minute “GED Connections” math instructional video will be shown at Plainville High School, 47 Robert Holcomb Way, followed by a PreGED/GED program and GED Test registration informational session. Math videos were furnished last year, by a generous grant from the Elizabeth Norton Trust Foundation. “Decimals” (covers how to read, calculate, and solve word problems) will be shown on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 5 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Call Plainville Adult and

Continuing Education (860) 793-3209.

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Calendar changes The following revisions to the school calendar were made: Thursday, Jan. 12, early dismissal for all schools; professional development for faculty and staff Friday, Jan. 13, regular school day in session Thursday, March 15, early dismissal for all schools; professional development for faculty and staff Friday, March 16, regular school day in session “These modifications to the 2011-12 school year calendar allow the school district to regain two previously cancelled school days and maintain the scheduled February and April vacation weeks, with the last day of school currently scheduled for Wednesday, June 20, 2012. In addition, professional development for district personnel will also be accommodated with this schedule change,” said Superinten-

dent of Schools Jeffrey Kitching. “The plan also calls for adding up to four make-up days to the end of the school year, through Tuesday, June 26, 2012, if needed due to weather cancellations this winter. If there are more than four school day cancellations, the Board will revisit the school calendar schedule in March 2012. ”

Scholarship winner Nicole G. Marquez, of Plainville, received the John and Linda Sutherland Scholarship for the spring semester at Manchester Community College, Manchester.

Board revises meeting dates The Plainville Board of Education meeting dates were revised to Thursday, Jan. 19, Tuesday, Jan. 24, and Wednesday, Jan. 25, 7 p.m., Plainville High School, 47 Robert Holcomb Way, cafeteria.

Project Grad’s news updates The next Project Graduation meeting will be held Wednesday, Jan. 4, 7 p.m., at the Wheeler Regional Family YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave. The next meeting for 2012 will be held Wednesday, Feb. 1. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month until it gets closer to graduation when meetings will be held more frequently. Parents of juniors and seniors are welcome. Any amount of time that can be donated is appreciated. “Taste Books” are now available for purchase, with a portion of proceeds going to Project Graduation. Participating Plainville merchants include Big Steve’s Grill, Bolo Bakery & Cafe, Dairy Queen, D’Angelos, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Friendly’s, Liberty Diner Restaurant and Pagliacci’s Restaurant. For more information or to purchase a book, call Kris Dargenio, at (860) 302-6627.

The organization is also collecting used clothing and other items from Jan. 28 to April 28. Project Grad will receive cash for every pound of donated goods. Acceptable items include wearable clothing, shoes, belts, handbags and linens. Goods can be dropped off Jan. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Wheeler Regional Family YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., or call Jen Slabinski, (860) 793-2803 to arrange a pick up. Future drop-off dates include Feb. 25, March 31 and April 28.

Alumni news

Former students are asked to send Plainville Community Schools alumni news for publication in the “Plainville Board of Education Community Letter” newsletter to: Lynn Davis, Communications Specialist, C/O Plainville Community Schools, 1 Central Square (lower level), Plainville CT, 06062, via email at: davisl@plainvilleschools.or g, or (860) 793-3210, ext. 404.


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Senior Happenings

Free groceries from Foodshare

Foodshare delivers free food to low income individuals at the Plainville Housing Authority, 20 Stillwell Drive, Sunset Community Room, on Mondays at the new time of 11 to 11:30 a.m. Groceries are distributed every other Monday. The next distribution will be Monday, Jan. 9. This program is available to Plainville residents who are at least 62 years old or permanently disabled under

the Social Security Act. People who are participating in the program for the first time must bring proof of age and residency. For more information, call the housing authority at (860) 747-5909.

Senior center programs Participants in programs at the Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., must be 60 or older and be a resident of Plainville, or be a member of the senior citizens center, unless noted. All programs

and events will be held at the senior citizens center, unless noted. For more information or to register for programs, call the senior center at (860) 747-5728.

Happy, healthy gluten-free life A meeting of the support group for those who are interested in wheat-free living or who have a loved one who has been diagnosed with celiac or gluten sensitivity is held on the second Wednesday of each month at the sen-

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Camera club The Snappy Seniors Camera Club meets at the Plainville Senior Center on the third Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. The next meeting is Jan. 19. The group meets to discuss and plan photography trips and activities of interest to amateur photographers. Recent trips and activities have included Gouveia Winery, Hillstead Museum’s Sunken Garden, and Elizabeth Park Rose Garden. Any member of the senior center interested in improving photographic skills is invited to join the group

for the next meeting. To register, call the senior center.

Computer classes Computer Course II, three sessions, Wednesdays, Jan. 11, 18 and 25, 9:30 a.m. to noon. The instructor is George Carden. Topics will be learning the basics for successful emails, Internet use and computer functions of all types. This class follows Computer Course I and is recommended for those who are not computer savvy, but wish to take a more advanced course. Sign up is under way and there is a fee for the class.

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Lecture set on snoring Dr. Marc Kawalick, of the Sleep Disorders Center at The Hospital of Central Connecticut will present a free talk about the causes of snoring. The lecture is set for Thursday, Jan. 12, 1131 West Street Building, 1 Lower Level, Southington. Refreshments will be served at 5 p.m., followed by the talk at 6 p.m. To register, call the referral line (800) 321-6244.

Hospital begins lighting project The Hospital of Central Connecticut is in the midst of a project to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide and other emissions by changing lights in many

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A look back at Plainville’s year in sports Photos by Matt Leidemer/ Patrick Matthews

By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

Champions were crowned. Records were set. Milestones were reached. The following takes a look back at some of the sports stories locals were talking about in 2011. Coaching moves: Longtime baseball coach Bob Freimuth left his post after 27 years on the job. Freimuth led the Blue Devils to seven state title games, winning five of them. Lou Mandeville, a former assistant to Freimuth, is Plainville’s new head man … Wrestling coach Doug Fink stepped down after five years on the job. He was replaced by his assistant, Rusty Spence. The champs: For the second year in a row, the boys basketball team took home the trophy at the David T. Rybczyk Memorial Tournament … Matt Tanner brought home a CCC South wrestling title … Swimmer Andy Lee and diver Peter Dalena each earned an indi-

Left: Longtime Plainville High School baseball coach Bob Freimuth walked away from the job in 2011 with five state titles and more than 400 victories. Bottom, left: Last winter, Chase Tarca became just the seventh PHS basketball player to eclipse the 1,000-point plateau. Right: Alexandra Zaza and the PHS girls soccer team qualified for the state tournament this past fall, marking the Lady Blue Devils’ eighth straight trip to the postseason. vidual title at the CCC South meet … Alyssa “Millie” Mills earned her third straight conference title in discus ... The boys soccer team claimed its second straight Central Connecticut Conference South Division title.

Milestones: Basketball player Chase Tarca netted his 1,000th point … Gymnast Alyssa “Millie” Mills manufactured her 1,000th career point … Wrestlers Matt Tanner and Kevin Spence collected their 100th career victories … Kevin Spence advanced to the New England wrestling tournament ...

Andy Lee broke his own school record in the 100 breaststroke … Baseball coach Bob Freimuth chalked up his 400th victory … The football team broke numer-

ous offensive records in a 4322 rout of Platt-Meriden … Kicker Nick Moshier set the football team record for ca-

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Baseball program reins entrusted to Mandeville By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen Former Plainville High School baseball coach Bob Freimuth hoped the committee tasked with finding his successor would choose someone well aware of the program’s rich tradition. Freimuth got his wish. PHS alumnus Lou Mandeville, a former assistant to Freimuth, and a staunch supporter of Plainville athletics, has been named head coach of the Blue Devils. “This is something I’ve looked forward to for a long time,” Mandeville said. “Obviously, Plainville is always in my heart, and to now lead the program; it’s just an exciting time.” However, Mandeville knows that a lot will be expected out of him and PHS baseball, a program which has amassed seven state titles.

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New Plainville High School baseball coach Lou Mandeville has been calling PHS football games for more than 20 years. “It’s always a challenge to stay successful,” Mandeville said. “A lot of times, when you’ve been successful, you have to work See Mandeville, page 21


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Young Devils go down hard to Platt By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

Both wrestling teams are young. Platt just happens to be much more mature for its age. The visiting Panthers, with just three seniors and two juniors on their roster, pieced together four straight pins to start the night and cruised to a 63-18 victory over Central Connecticut Conference South Division foe Plainville last week at Kegel Gymnasium. “I’m happy with the performance. But we still have a lot to work on,” said Platt coach Bryan McCarty, whose team improved to 2-0. “Plainville is also very young. We’re just at a quicker pace than they are, I guess.” Much quicker. The Panthers manufactured eight pins in the rout, something Plainville coach Rusty Spence found hard to swallow. “This was unacceptable. We just rolled over and got pinned,” the first-year head man lamented. “I don’t know what to say.” The festivities began in the 220-pound weight class, where Platt’s John Melendez pinned Tim West in the sec-

ond frame. A late third-period pin by Jesse Wolf at 285 padded the Panthers’ lead. Wolf got the best of Mike Walton. Platt’s advantage ballooned to 18-0 when Chris Oyola pinned Justin Plourde in the second period of their 106-pound matchup. At that point, Spence knew his Blue Devils (0-2) were in for a long night. “The first three matches; it was bad news,” he said. Alex Tixi put the visitors ahead 24-0 with his second period pin of Tim Lister at 113. Following a Plainville forfeit at 120, the Blue Devils finally got on the board when Brian Lister put Chris Jackowicz’ shoulders to the mat in the first period of their 126pound tilt. The Panthers kept coming. Brandon Dellavalle scored a second-period pin of Maria Barbagallo at 132, Tyler Mirles pinned Dan Manzano at 138 in the final period, and Plainville forfeited at 145 as Platt’s lead reached 48-6. The Panthers continued to pour it on. At 160, Kristion Neysmith out-pointed the Blue Devils’ Conor Oakes, 16-7, Platt’s Jacob Skaliski pinned Dan Pater in the first period at 170,

and the Panthers’ Mike Carrero earned a pin fall over Marcus Slivinsky in the second period of their 182-pound battle. Following a Platt forfeit at 195, due to a book-keeping mishap, the night concluded at 152, where Plainville’s Mischa Hoffman pulled off a second-period pin of Youseff Saez. Hoffman’s performance was one of the few bright spots for the locals this night. “That was a great match,” said Spence, who went on to praise Hoffman, a gutsy freshman. “That kid works harder than anybody in that room. He runs to school. He runs to the Y after practice, works out for a couple of hours, then runs home. This kid is a workaholic. He’s a freshman stud.”

Photo by Matt Leidemer

The Plainville High School wrestling team lost to visiting Platt-Meriden, 63-18, last week. Pictured: Brandon Dellavalle has the Blue Devils’ Maria Barbagallo in a tough spot that night.

Wrestling weight changes not widely embraced By Bryant Carpenter Special to The Citizen

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Bryan McCarty has been coaching varsity wrestling at Platt High School for 22 seasons, but even he fumbles when trying to keep this year’s new weight classes straight. Everyone, for that matter, is grappling with the change. For the first time since 1988, high school wrestling weight divisions have been overhauled – not just in Connecticut, but nationally. The changes were mandated this spring by the National Federation of State High School Associations in an effort to spread the number of wrestlers evenly over the 14 different classes. Virtually all of the classes have been bumped up a pound or two. The major change was dropping one of the middleweight classes and adding one at the heavier end of the scale. “I’m still getting used to the actual numbers,” McCarty said. For the record, here they are:

- Lightweights: 106, 113, 120 and 126, which slightly inflates the previous 103, 112, 119 and 125. - Middleweights: 132, 138 and 145, which encompass the previous 130, 135, 140 and 145. - Upper middleweights: Very little change. 152 and 160 stay the same; 171 slips to 170. - Heavier weights: The 189 class drops to 182 and 215 jumps to 220. This accommodates the new 195-pound class in between. Heavyweight (285) remains the same. Initial response across the state has not been favorable. Coaches don’t like how the new divisions take away opportunities from the “little guys.” (Think wrestling teams are loaded with linebackers and offensive linemen? Guess again). “It’s hurting our team,” said Maloney High School coach Joe Ferrerira. “It took a weight out of the middle and added it to the top, which hurts. You get used to things and change isn’t always easy. It is what it is and we have to

do what we can to get our weight classes filled up. We are still going through the transition periods.” “It’s not beneficial for us,” McCarty echoed. “We’ve had a history of having tough times getting bigger kids, and the average weight for our kids is around 145. We have no trouble getting those kids ... We have a ton all the way from 120 through 170, then we’re very thin at the top. We’ve got a find a way to fill it in somehow.” The last wholesale shift in weight classes was in 1988, when the lowest division was bumped from 98 to 103 pounds. The 215-pound class, previously optional, was made mandatory in 2002 and, in 2006, heavyweight bumped up 10 pounds to its current 285. This winter, there are also a number of rule changes. Chief among them: the twoinch boundary line encircling the mat is now considered inbounds. Previously, a wrestler was whistled out of bounds if he (or she) was touching said line.


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Backers’ other Athlete of the Year recipient … AnContinued from page 19 drew Daniels and Brittany Rogan were named CAS reer point-after conversions Scholar-Athlete Award win... Daquan King became the ners … The Plainville Sports soccer program’s all-time Hall of Fame welcomed new scoring leader. members to its ranks. EnterStreaks: The baseball, ing the Hall in 2011 was Fred boys soccer and girls soccer teams kept their consecutive Kalbach, Ted Davis, Eric Misko, Tom Borio, Bill state tournament appearBiskupiak and Amy Bisson, ance streaks alive … The as well as the 1961 PHS track boys basketball team qualiand field and boys basketfied for the state tournaball teams ... In a rare feat, ment, ending a three-year soccer player Daquan King drought. earned a spot on the All-New Honors: Athletics direcEngland team. tor John Zadnik, a veteran Around town: After five softball umpire, received the years on the job, Lou ManAmateur Softball Associadeville gave up the reins of tion’s National Indicator Fraternity Award. Also, Zad- the Post 33 American Legion Senior baseball team and nik was inducted into the was replaced by Jim Tufts ... Connecticut Scholastic and Plainville Legion failed to Collegiate Softball Hall of qualify for the postseason Fame … Alyssa “Millie” for the first time since 2006 Mills earned the Pvt. William F. Cassidy Outstand- … PHS alum Niko Koutouvides signed with the New ing Athlete award and the Plainville Athletics Backers’ England Patriots and refemale Athlete of the Year turned to town over the sumdistinction … Kevin Spence mer to host a football clinic was the Plainville Athletic for the town’s young players

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A member of the Plainville Sports Hall of Fame, Mandeville played for two state championship baseball teams at PHS. After graduating in 1985, he transitioned into coaching and helped Freimuth and the Blue Devils manufacture four state titles. Assisting his wife, Lisa, Mandeville helped bring a state championship to town in girls basketball as well. In recent years, Mandeville has navigated the Plainville Post 33 American Legion baseball program. His coaching resume also includes junior varsity high school, Jaycee-Courant, Junior League and Little League baseball. “I enjoy Plainville baseball, and I enjoy the kids that participate in Plainville baseball, and I just want to make Plainville baseball successful,” said Mandeville.

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Obituaries

Richard Clark

Richard “Dick” Steven Clark, died peacefully Dec. 15, 2011, in front of his fireplace, in his P l a i nv i l l e home, surrounded by many loved ones, including S. Kitty. He was born March 31, 1954, at Bristol Hospital. He was the son of the late Walter and Grace (Bennett) Clark. He was the president of The Laurel Wire Co. He started the business in 1983 out of his garage on Laurel Street and expanded the business to its current location on Townline Road in the late 1980’s. He leaves behind his Laurel Wire family, past and present. Kelly, Jackie, Brian, Sara, Jim, and Shane said he was the best boss in the world (and he was!). He will

be greatly missed. Everyone who knew him knew what a unique and special man he was. He was the type of man who would give you the shirt off his back, and he touched the hearts of many throughout his lifetime. He loved SCCA, Formula Vee racing (past champion No. 25). He was so proud that his son Chris followed in his footsteps in car No. 28. He was also extremely proud of the mother his daughter, Jessica, has become. His granddaughter, Laural (BooBoo), was and always will be the light of his life! He found much joy in hiking with his wife, Lucy, and he was a member of the Mt. Washington Observatory. He was an avid news junkie, loving nothing more than tuning into MSNBC so he could mute ‘Mika’. He was also a faithful follower of the Drudge Report (probably Matt Drudge’s first and biggest fan) as well as a regu-

lar poster on FreeRepublic.com (the black helicopters didn’t get him!). He was also a faithful subscriber of the Wall Street Journal, reading it every day. He was fond of proving Al Gore’s theory of global warming to be incorrect (shout out to the Canadian Scientists, eh!). He was a huge New England Patriots fan and had hopes to see them win another Super Bowl in 2012. He was very involved in both local and national Republican politics. He worked on Pauline Kezer’s campaign in 1995 and ran for State Senate in 1996. He was past chairman of the Plainville Board of Education, and was also an active member of the Plainville Republican Town Committee. He was a member of St. Thomas Church in Southington. He was also a huge supporter of the Plainville Community Food Pantry. Being the caring, generous person

Property Transfers

Dec. 5 TWM Development LLC to Diana J. Lincoln, 27 MacArthur Road, $180,000. Dec. 6 Mark Riccitelli and Michelle Was to Juan Garcia, 282 Camp St., $251,000. Dec. 7 Angelika and Mariusz Garbala to Lisa A. Brisson and Melissa A. Granger, 190 Tomlinson Ave. Unit 13D, $155,000.

Dec. 8 Holland View Estates LLC to Realized Real Estate LLC, 413 East St., $475,000. Dec. 9 James J. Ewen and Roxane Kane to Matthew and Katherine G. Atkinson, 21-23 Kent St., $180,000. Anna and Krzysztof Fidyk to Priscilla Ann Kaiser, 66 Atwood St. Unit B2, $137,000. Dec. 12 Gary J. LaPointe and Car-

ol A. Marchese to David A. and Roxanne M. Moore, 98 Linden St., $123,000. Mariano H. Hutchison to Katarzyna Tomczyk and Slawomir Kosuda, 4 Maiden Lane, $172,500. Joshua A. Meyers to Shawn Thompson, 482 East St., Unit A-14, $57,000. Brett D. Wilson to Shawn Thomas Coleman, 35 Wilson St., $191,900.

he was, he wished that donations be made to the Plainville Food Pantry or a local food bank. He is survived by his wife, Lucy Cocozza-Clark, and children, Jessica and Christopher Clark, as well as his granddaughter, Laural Clark and his ‘bonus son’, Justin Myjak; his siblings, JoAnn Snow and her husband, Dwain, and their children, Eric Marin and his wife, Jackie, and Serena and Kyle Snow, as well as and his brother Walter; he is remembered fondly by his in-laws, Frank and Lucille Cocozza, Frank Cocozza and wife, Renata and Raymond Cocozza and his wife, Alba; his very dear friends, Cax Yuen and Ray Gasperini. He was predeceased by his brother, Ronald Imfeld. The funeral was held Dec. 19, 2011, at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, to St. Thomas. Burial was at St. Thomas Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Plainville Community Food Pantry, 54 S. Canal St., Plainville, CT 06062.

Bruce Wennberg Bruce Wennberg, 52, of Bristol, husband of Nancy BentleyWe n n b e r g , died Dec. 15, 2011, at YaleNew Haven Hospital. He was born in New Britain, June

30, 1959, and was the son of Betty (Nyborg) Wennberg, of Bristol, and the late Donald T. Wennberg. He was a resident of Bristol for 50 years and also lived in Plainville and Southington for a short time. He was formerly employed as a carpenter. He attended South Congregational Church in Hartford, was a member of the Connecticut Sportsman Association in Berlin, and the Carpenters Union. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Bentley-Wennberg; two daughters, Kira Avery and her husband, Josh, of Baltic, and Kimberly Wennberg, of Bristol; two stepsons, Fred Peacos, of Baltimore, and Spc Daniel Peacos, of Fort Benning, Ga.; a brother, Douglas A. Wennberg, of Bristol; his mother, Betty (Nyborg) Wennberg, of Bristol; his grandmother, Greta Wennberg, of Cromwell; two grandsons, Cameron Avery and Barry Avery; a granddaughter, Rilee Avery; several aunts and uncles; many cousins; and many friends. The funeral was held Dec. 20, 2011, at Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home, New Britain. Burial was at the convenience of the family in Peacedale Cemetery, Bristol. Memorial donations may be made to South Church, 277 Main St., Hartford, CT 06106, First Congregational Church, 31 Maple St., Bristol, CT 06010, or the Connecticut Blue Star Mothers, P.O. Box 94, Plymouth, CT 06782.

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Surprise Continued from page 1 list was published by the UGLY Fund, which stands for Unnecessary Gifts and Luxuries for the Young-at-Heart. The fund is managed through Connecticut Community Care, from which Olson has received services. “I wanted to do something with my daughter,” Seery said. “So I read all of them to her and let her pick the one she wants and she saw the Christmas tree and said ‘I want to decorate a Christmas tree for someone.’” Decorate, they did. Sixyear-old Bella even brought a couple of her own, homemade cinnamon ornaments to put on the tree, and both Seerys were looked on by Olson and her faithful companion, Tonya the beagle, who wagged about, enjoying all the company and attention. Olson picked out the first ornament to go on the tree — her favorite — of two of her grandchildren when they were younger sitting on Santa’s lap. Olson, 86, did not know the Seerys existed until Tuesday, and the Seerys didn’t know a thing about Olson, except for her name, yet they were welcomed in Olson’s home. “I think it’s beautiful,” said Olson of her fully decorated tree. “I think it’s wonderful that they would do something like that.” Seery said they had tried to get to Olson’s house at an earlier date, but Olson’s illness made it difficult. “I was nervous that maybe

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Ruth Olson, 86, picks out the next ornament for Bella Seery, 6, to put on the tree. she’d be too sick and we wouldn’t be able to come,” Seery said. “But it seems like she’s [on the mend].” Olson was noticeably in good spirits. Aimee McBride, care manager for Connecticut Community Care, said she has been working with Olson for a few years, and that Olson’s happiness was certainly contagious. “It made me very happy, I have to say, because I know she hasn’t felt well for a couple weeks so this is the first time I actually think she’s forgotten that she’s sick,” McBride said. “And she looks really happy so it makes me happy, it’s really nice.” After the tree was decorated, the Seerys set up the Nativity scene. There were actually two mangers, so the bigger one went under the tree, and the smaller one went on top of the television set.

“I didn’t feel Christmas-y until now,” Olson said. “Makes it feel like Christmas.” Olson said she has two children, four grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren, though her relatives don’t necessarily live very close, and she is alone just about every day. Seery said she got the tree in the center of Forestville, but couldn’t remember the name of the place. Being able to decorate a tree for Olson, she said, has been all worth it because of the excitement and joy it brought to Olson. “It’s nice to be able to give and kind of see right away what joy it brings,” Seery said. “You could give a gift card or give money, which is helpful, but you don’t necessarily see the fruits of your labor, and she [Bella] was really excited about coming.”

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CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality-LOWEST Price Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Additions ●Credit cards accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455

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

JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! FALL Clean-up & LEAF Removal Estates, Homes, Attics, Bsmt, Gar, Yard, Appliances. Free Est 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

KITCHEN & BATH REMODELING O LD T UB N E W T UB . CO M Tub & Tile Resurfacing, Kitchen Cabinet Spraypainting. #553512 1-800-NEWTUB2 BBB A+ Rated

C&M CONSTRUCTION To ensure a quality job at a fair price. Call 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488 CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality-LOWEST Price Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Additions ●Credit cards accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455 EXTREME ROOFING Including All Types of Home Improvements. CT#628714 Habla Espanol. Call Joe 860-573-0642

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V. NANFITO Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634

SNOW PLOWING HOME Solutions $500 off a new roof w/ this ad. Snow removal available 20% off w/ neighbors. Great prices, free estimates. LIC & INS HIC #0631419. 203-631-2991 SALT - $130 per Yard. Sand/salt 7:2 DOT mix, $65 per yard, picked up. 100% Calcium chloride icemelt - Safest for concrete! $16.50 per 50lb. bag. Pallet prices available. 24/7. Call 203-238-9846

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

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APARTMENTS FOR RENT

Flanders West Apts Southington

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

New Britain Newly constructed 2 bedroom apts for active adults over 55.

$900-$925. Fully applianced with washer/dryer. Wall to wall carpet, central air, parking garage, community room, elevators.

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MERIDEN 1 BR, Spacious 2nd fl. WD Hookups. Exc conditon Hardwood floors $650 per month plus utilities (860) 338-3475 MERIDEN 1,2,3 & 4 Bds apts, 570 Broad St , starting at $ 625. Just renovated, new kitchens, floors & fresh paint. No pets. Sec & ref . Mike 203-537-6137

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

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DE CA LANDSCAPING Patios & Walks Leaf Removal Snow Plowing We provide reliable service. (203) 630-1294 (203) 886-6566 Ins., Free Estimates. CT #624716 EXTREME LANDSCAPING Fall Cleanups, Vac Truck, Hedge Trim & more. Snowplowing. Com /Res. Great rates. Free estimates. Call Walter 203-619-2877 ● ● ●

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

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HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden 3 BR & 4BR apts Newly Renovated! Avail. Immed. Starting @$850 Call 203-240-4688 MER Large 1BR, Large kitchen. hardwood flrs, appliances, coin op laundry. Many updates. Heat & HW incl. No pets. $835/mo + sec. (203) 626-2320 MER. Furnished Apts. East Side Incl Heat, HW, Elec. 1 BR, 1st Fl, $845/mo+sec. 2BR, 2nd Fl $950 /mo+sec. 203-630-3823 12pm8pm or Meridenrooms.com MERIDEN - 2BR, 1st flr. LR, kitc., bath. Stove, fridge incl. Big backyard. Water incl. $750/mo. Sect. 8 approved. No pets 860-944-4132 MERIDEN -1-2 BR Hubbard Park Central Air/Heat. 775 West Main Street. $800 -$900/mo. + utils. No pets. Call Chino 203-4403483 or Steve 203-537-4072 MERIDEN -WALLINGFORD LINE Large,2 BR Luxury Condos. Laundry. No pets. $875 + utilities Call 203-245-9493 MERIDEN 1 BR Off-street parking. Wall to Wall carpets, appls, $765 Per Month. Heat & HW included. No pets. Sec & refs required. Call 203-238-7133

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

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

MERIDEN 1 BR, 2 BR & Studio Starting at $595 per month. Heat & HW incl. Off street parking 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 1 BR, off st parking, new carpet, paint, and appliances. $625/month Security & ref. Section 8 approved. Call (203) 687-2032

Starting at $800 Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-639-8751

MERIDEN 1BR & 2 BR Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, sec & refs. No pets. 203- 239-7657 or 203-314-7300 MERIDEN 2 bdrm, 1st Fl for rent. Off st parking, washer/dryer hook up. Call 203-223-0333, 860-990-8303 , or 203-685-2836 MERIDEN 2 Br, 1 1/2 Bath Townhouse. Completely remodeled, new stainless appl, W/D hk, off st parking. $1000. plus sec. 203-996-3279 or 203-314-6647. MERIDEN 2 BRs, 3rd floor. 433 Center Street. Off street parking. No pets. $700 plus 1 month security & refs. 203-213-9896 MERIDEN 3BR 1st fl off street parking. W/D hookup, porch, lrg yard. Newly renovated $1100 per mo plus sec. Call Natalie 203-671-2672 MERIDEN Available January 1. 3 Bedrooms, Second Floor. Appliances. $900/mo + 1 mo. sec. Section 8 Approved (203) 537-7446 for details MERIDEN furnished studio , free utilities, fully equip kitchen, on site laundry. 30 day min length of stay. $799. mnth plus tax. Call Frank Chase 860-989-7205 MERIDEN Unique 2 BR, 3rd Fl. Randolph Ave. Off st parking. $595 per month. 2 mos security plus application fee required. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN- 2BR, 1 bath, newly renovated. Eastgate Commons. $750/mo. Section 8 & MHA approved. Call (203) 889-8700 MERIDEN- Nice Renovated 2 Br. 18 Kensington Ave. No pets. $825. per mo, deposit , credit & references. Call 203-238-1890 MERIDEN- West side, 2 BR, 2nd FL. Includes Heat, HW & Elec. Oak Flooring. Very Clean! $950 / mo+sec 203-630-3823 12pm8pm or Meridenrooms.com

MERIDEN-2RM Efficiency. $550. mo + 1 mo. sec. & refs. Call 203213-8639 or 203-631-0105 MERIDEN-Centrally located prvt & clean. 3Rms. $675/ mo Lease & sec dep req. No pets. 203-238-9772


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Thursday, December 29, 2011 — The Plainville Citizen Advertisement

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When: 12/9, 12/16, 12/21, 1 2 / 29

Applications can be filled out onsite.

What: Job Fair for those interested in working in a fast paced, cutting edge manufacturing environment with a consistent upward trajectory.

Where: WeRecycle! 500 South Broad St. Meriden, CT 06450 What to bring: Your resume and a good attitude!

Seeking qualified applicants with experience in Warehousing, Material Handler, Shipping & Receiving, Machine Operation, Safety, Process Coordination etc…

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PLAINVILLE- XL studio apt. Fully applianced kitchen. A/C, onsite prkg, balcony. $645/mo. Call CPI 860-225-1570 x1 SOUTHINGTON - 1 1/2 Room Efficiency. Ideal for seniors and all others. Near I-84. $140/wk. Includes Heat & HW, A/C, Appliances. No smoking. Sec dep & refs req. 860-620-0025 SOUTHINGTON 1900 sq. ft. Duplex, 4 BRs, 2 1/2 baths, granite tops in kitchen. $1600. 860-621-4766 or 860-518-4514 WALLINGFORD 3 Bdrm, 2 Bath, 1st Fl, lg all new! 86 Meadow St. $1200. (203) 537-1772 WALLINGFORD 5 ROOMS 2 Bdrms. Convenient location. W/D hookup. Off-street parking. 203-269-1865 WALLINGFORD Cute 2 BR Townhouse. Full basement. WD hookup. Private entrance. Off street parking. Walk to school. $850 /mo 2 mos sec + application fee. No pets. 203-284-0597 WALLINGFORD- 2 BR, 3rd Floor Off-street parking 104 Meadow Street $900 Includes Utilities 203-530-1840

APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD-1 BR, 2nd Floor Large Rooms Off-street Parking $800 Includes utilities 203-530-1840 WALLINGFORD-1BR apt starting at $750 including heat & HW. No pets. JJ Bennett 203265-7101 WALLINGFORD. 24 Meadow St. 1st FL, 2 BR, 1 bath, tile & new carpet, laundry rm, Lrg, clean & beautiful. $875/mo + sec. 203-537-1772 WLFD. 2BR OVERSIZED Townhouse, appl’d kit., 3000SF, lots of storage & closet space, laundry room. NO PETS. $1195. Call J.J. Bennett, 203-265-7101.

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

GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT

HOUSES FOR SALE

MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE

Meriden 460 Sq Ft barn for storage only. So Broad St. No vehicles & heat. Asking $250. per month. Call Peter 617-696-9390

HOUSES FOR SALE

WALLINGFORD-$379,900 Cont/Col private 4BR 3BA home set on 2.14 acres Boasts a remodeled kit w/granite and lime stone flooring, open floor plan, formal DR w/french doors and hardwood flrs, FR w/double sided fp & sunken living room. Call Sue Farone 203-265-5618 MERIDEN-$315,000 3BR, 2.5 bath Colonial on cul-de-sac in So. Meriden. Very spacious open fl plan is perfect for entertaining. Has walk-out bsmt, great size bdrms, & nice yard. Call Toni 203-235-3300

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WALLINGFORD-$49,900 Quiet and affordable! Located in Yalesville Square this home offers and open floor plan, eatin kitchen, 2 beds w/2 full baths, nice yard area, 2 car driveway, 1998 titan model. Nicky Waltzer at 203-265-5618

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HELP WANTED APPRENTICES/JOURNEYMEN Minimum 2 years experience. Please call OJ Mann Electric (203) 250-8715 ARC of Meriden - Wallingford needs FT/PT/Per Diems for 1st, 2nd, 3rd shift Direct Support Professionals to assist adults w/ developmental disabilities in the community, agency programs & group homes. CPR, First Aid & Med Cert preferred. Valid CT Driver’s License, HS Diploma or GED, recent eval & employer refs req. Background, drug test & physical screening. Apply 200 Research Parkway, Meriden. No phone calls please.

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HELP WANTED DRIVER Experienced Reefer Drivers & Independent Contractors needed for Regional Positions. Top of the line equipment and plenty of freight. Call Today! 877-491-1112 or www.primeinc.com DRYCLEANER expanding. Looking for dependable & personable candidates for PT & FT positions. Apply at Jenny K’s Cleaners, 198 West Main St, Meriden or call 860-967-7333 MASSAGE Therapist Part Time. Saturdays a must. Apply Catherine & Company Salon & Spa, 710 East Main St., Meriden (203) 238-0844 QC INSPECTOR Experience with metal stamping required. 1st shift. Competitive wages & benefits. Apply at Companion Industries, 891 West Queen St. Southington CT 06489 SERVICE TECHNICIAN Local oil co. seeking F/T service tech. Min. B-2 and A/C exp. required. 401K, medical & paid Vac. Send resume to: Kevin@romanoil.com Or call 203-235-3371


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