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The Plainville

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Volume 10, Number 20

Plainville’s Only Weekly Newspaper

Thursday, May 19, 2011

After 100 years, Plainville is still flying high By Julie Sopchak The Plainville Citizen

A lot has happened during the past 100 years, particularly in aviation, but the marvels of the future haven’t allowed the Plainville Aviation Commission to forget about the events in the past that have afforded opportunities for growth. That’s why on Saturday, the Centennial Celebration of First Flight will take place, more specifically, the first

flight in Plainville that occurred 100 years ago in an area of what is now Robertson Airport. The Plainville Aviation Commission and Interstate Aviation are bringing the memory of that event back to the very spot it

happened. Rain date is Sunday, May 22. “It’s an exciting event, it’s amazing, we’re talking 100 years ago, someone making a homemade airplane,” said state Rep. Elizabeth “Betty”

Boukus who will be speaking at the event. “And what we see flying in the air, it’s just mind-boggling how far we have come and how many people just take for granted air flight and to celebrate just getting your first plane

off the ground 100 years ago is kind of exciting.” A 6 a.m. balloon launch will be the first activity. Robert Zirpolo, owner of Berkshire Balloons, will take

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Living strong at the YMCAs By Julie Sopchak The Plainville Citizen

The Wheeler Regional YMCA in Plainville and the Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA in Southington have teamed up with six other YMCAs from Connecticut and Massachusetts in hopes to win a $35,000 grant from the L ive s t r o n g Foundation. The other s i x YMCAs in the cohort are: Wallingford Family YMCA in Wallingford, and in Massachusetts, Southcoast YMCA in New Bedford, Attleboro YMCA in Attleboro, Athol Area YMCA in Athol, YMCA of Central Massachusetts in Worcester, and Metrowest YMCA in Framingham. Already selected as a finalist and representing the Northeast, the cohort now See Living, page 6

Photo by Mitchell Underwood II

Twelve of 19 couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage receive honors at Plainville United Methodist Church Sunday. The 12 pairs total 701 years of marriage with 30 children, 52 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.

‘Olden-but-golden’ event at church celebrates long-wedded couples By Julie Sopchak The Plainville Citizen Sunday’s worship service at Plainville United Methodist Church featured the “Celebration of Golden Wedding Anniversaries” to honor 19 couples who are marking anywhere between 50 to 69 years of marriage. Worship opened with a

William Shakespeare quote, “To me, fair friend, you never can be old, For as you were when first your eye I eyed, Such seems your beauty still.” The couples were also blessed with prayer. “Bless these persons whom we honor this day. We thank you for their long and faithful marriages, for the children and families that they

have nurtured, for all the good that they have done. As you blessed the love of their youth, continue to bless their lives together with gifts of peace and joy.” Among the celebrants were Lawrence and Pamela Kendall who will be celebrating their 51st anniversary on July 9. Pamela, now 68, and Lawrence, now 72, met on a blind date. After

splitting up for a while, Lawrence popped the question on Valentine’s Day in 1960. “First of all I asked her parents, got their permission,” he said. “She was working and I took her out to the car. It was cold, we sat out in the car and I proposed.” See Celebrates, page 8


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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, May 19, 2011

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Inside Calendar.....................40 Marketplace................43 Faith ...........................12 Letters ........................14 Obituaries...................13 Opinion.......................14 Real Estate ................42 Seniors .......................34 Sports.........................37

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An upcoming program at the Plainville Historic Center, 29 Pierce St. is: On Saturday, May 21, 1 to 4 p.m., the grand opening of the Mill Exhibit will take place. The Plainville Manufacturing Co. began in 1850. For 74 years it was the economic lifeblood of the town. The exhibit has artifacts from the mill, photos, information on Anna Granniss, poet and mill worker, as well as a list of other mill workers. The historic center is handicapped accessible. For more information, call (860) 747-6577.


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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, May 19, 2011

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Council revises budget; third vote on Tuesday By Robert E. Lee Special to The Citizen

On Monday evening the Town Council unanimously voted to submit a revised budget for FY 12 that totals $52,918,113. This is an increase in expenditures of $227,224 or .43 percent over the current year’s amount. The recommended budget is anticipated to result in a .97 mill increase. A great ma-

jority of the mill increase is being driven by a projected loss in revenue for next year. Currently it is estimated that revenues will decline by $1,135,886. Chairman Dan Hurley stated, “I feel that this is responsible budget. It was unanimously supported by all the members of the Town Council. The mill increase is primarily the result of decreasing revenues. The de-

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a significant increase in grant funding primarily the result of the Federal Jobs Act. The board will have some additional funding for next year available for education despite the zero increase in the town budget”. Residents and taxpayers will have the opportunity to vote on the proposed budget next Tuesday, May 24, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the Plainville firehouse, 77 W. Main Street. Hurley concluded, “This is the third lowest expenditure increase in over 25 years. The town council has scrutinized every aspect of this budget. Any further decreases will result in significant town service reductions. I urge residents to support this budget.” Robert E. Lee is the Plainville town manager.

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Photo courtesy of Scott and Joanne Ashworth

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up Boukus and Ruth S. Hummel, town historian and a member of the aviation commission. “I invited Betty after my first ‘escort’ proved unable to make the early hour. It’ll be a blast,” Hummel said. As many as 10 other hot air balloons may launch as well. Some of the exhibits will be a Black Hawk helicopter (arriving at 9 a.m.), along with at least three other privately owned helicopters, Life Star medical helicopter, and several other planes from the area, including a red biplane — Great Lakes — and a reproduction of a triplane from World War I. State Rep. William Wadsworth, of Farmington, will show his silver and blue “bubble” copter R22, which he says he used for “running around.” There will also be exhibits by the Plainville Historical Society, Federal Aviation Administration and the New England Air Museum in one of the hangars. All this is to celebrate Nels Nelson, a 22-year-old from New Britain, who first flew

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the airport just a year ago so it now has municipal control over it. “Personally speaking, from a very personal standpoint, the airport is one of the treasures of Plainville,” Treado said. “It’s a wonderful facility, we’re able to maintain it for use for not just Plainville but for the general area around us to help recreational flyers, business flyers, things like that, and the fact that it’s been 100 years since that even took place to start this whole concept, is mind-boggling. In today’s society of acquire and develop that we’ve been able to have this little airport, it puts Plainville on the map nationally.” Treado has been on the aviation commission since its inception, but only became the chairman about four months ago. He said his flying expert-

ise goes about as far as buying an airline ticket online, but he is more interested in giving back to his community in a positive way. “We’ve got our gems,” Treado said, “we just don’t toot our horn enough about them, and this is a wonderful opportunity.” Robertson Airport is off Route 177 on Johnson Avenue. The Centennial Celebration is free and open to the public. In case of bad weather, check The Citizen website www.plainvillecitizen.com or the Facebook page or call Interstate Aviation at (860) 7475519 to see if the event is being moved to Sunday, the rain date. — Ruth S. Hummel contributed to this story.

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Fifty-one years later, the Kendalls said they didn’t have any children, and Lawrence is a retired shipper and receiver for a small company that made aircraft parts. Pamela currently works for Plainville United Methodist, where she has been for the past 15 years. Lawrence said he was brought up at the Plainville United Methodist, but became Congregationalists with his wife until about 15 years ago; since then they’ve

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Lawrence added of his longtime wife. Brayton and Mary Tompkins have a milestone as well, celebrating 65 years together. Brayton was serving at the Air Force station in Scottsdale, Ill., and Mary was going to college in St. Louis and working as a waitress to pay her way through. Brayton happened to be at the restaurant where she worked one night, and thought she was “pretty cute.” “I managed to down maybe half a dozen cups of coffee to stay there long enough and finally got a date with her,” Brayton recalled of his pursuits, “and one thing led to another.” Brayton went overseas to India for the next two years, and upon his return, the two were wed. The two say in their time together, common interests have brought them together. “It’s sharing a lot of things,” Mary said. “We were both interested in our church and in sports.” Brayton said they’ve been with Plainville United Methodist about as long as

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History by Hummel

Wow! Did we ever have air fields! By Ruth Sharp Hummel Special to The Citizen

A virtual shower of complaints hit Mr. Smith when he returned from a day at the shore. He told the press that he never intended that the field be sued before its official opening and that he intended to open an aviation business there. He also promised to take great care to not bring discomfort to the neighbors. The “Plainville News” of July 15, 1929, reported that Lts. Popp, Gould and McLean

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Wrights Tavern. Stanley Smith, of Plainville (a New Britain real estate agent), was the developer. In 1920s, Hummel the interest in flight was growing and Smith met the demand. With only one windsock for navigational aid, it was a short field for weekend flyers. If the wind was wrong, flyers had problems. From figures used in a news release later on, the field must have been expanded. Later, this area would be a golf course and finally a housing development. The air field ran approximately from Cottage Street to Wrights Tavern (long gone). On July 15, 1929, even before the field was officially opened, it was used by flyers who had “no right to do so” thereby angering neighbors and the owner.

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State Rep. Betty Boukus (D-Plainville, Bristol, New Britain) announced $100,000 in state funding for the Town of Plainville was approved by the State Bond Commission on April 29. The grant will finance the replacement of the roof on the administration building at the town-owned Robertson Airport. Boukus said, “This is important funding so Plainville’s property taxpayers don’t have to bear the burden of funding this repair work.” As chairwoman of the legislature’s General Bonding Subcommittee, Boukus sits on the State Bond Commission. Opened in 1911, Robertson Field is the oldest airfield in Connecticut.

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A lunch to benefit the Congregational Church of Plainville UCC help “rAise the roof ” will be held at Outback Steakhouse, Southington, on Saturday, May 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch includes 6-ounce sirloin, 5-ounce chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, salad, honey wheat bread and soft drink, coffee or tea. There is a cost to attend. For more information or for tickets, call (860) 747-1901 or (860) 793-2106.

Bereavement support

The Hospital of Central Connecticut will offer a bereavement support group, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays in June and July at the New Britain General campus, 100 Grand St. The group is for those who

have experienced the death of a family member, partner or close friend in the past two years. Meetings are facilitated by Karen Caplan, clinical social worker, and will provide opportunities to learn about grief and about ways to cope with the intense emotions and experiences people have when someone dies. Space is limited; registration is required by June 3. For information or to register, call Karen Caplan, (860) 224 5900, ext. 6573.

Scrapbooking weekend Faith Bible Church, on the corner of Unionville Avenue and Northwest Drive, is having a scrapbook crop fundraiser to raise money for the Vacation Bible School. This scrapbooking event will be held Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21. Registration includes lunch,

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Strawberry shortcake The Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill, is planning its annual Strawberry Shortcake Festival on Friday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The shortcakes will be served at

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Obituaries

Frederick Morgen

Frederick E. Morgen, 84, of Plainville, beloved husband of Anita (Scapellati) Morgen, died May 1, 2011, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in New Haven, the son of the late Sigurd P. and Titus (O’Keefe) Morgen. He was raised in New Britain and attended schools there. He was a graduate of Williston Academy, Northampton, Mass., and Hamphill Diesel Engineering School of New York. He was a resident of Plainville since 1960. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean wars serving in the South Pacific aboard LST 1053 and aboard the aircraft carrier the USS Oriskany in the Mediterranean. Returning to New Britain, he worked at and retired from the Fafnir Bearing Company after 37 years in 1989. He was a 66year member of South Congregational Church in New Britain, serving on several committees as an usher, deacon and senior deacon. His community involvements included the Plainville Historical Society, Friends of Plainville Public Library, Adelphi Lodge 63 and he was very active as a co-leader with his wife as Senior Girl Scout Troop leader, CT Yankee Girl Scout Council. His favorite hobby, as a master craftsman, was making several pieces of furniture for family and friends including six grandfather clocks as well as renovations to the home he shared with his lov-

ing wife of 56 years. The family wishes to thank the VNA of Central Connecticut, Dr. Catherine Holmes, and special neighborhood friends, work associates, and family for their care, support and compassion. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters and their husbands, Nancy and William Selnau, of Bristol, and Patricia and Richard Hart, of Burlington; his sister-in-law, Frances Murphy, of Bayside, N.Y.; brother-inlaw and his wife, Albert and Esther Scapellati, of Kensington; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Scapellati, also of Kensington; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service with military honors was held May 5, 2011, at South Church, New Britain. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, New Britain. Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 45 Ash St., East Hartford, CT 06108 or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Carlson Funeral Home was assisting the family with arrangements.

Helen Grabowski Helen B. (Ference) Grabowski, 87, of P l a i nv i l l e , died May 5, 2011, with her devoted daughter by her side, at Brittany Farms Health Center in New Britain. She was the widow of the late Walter Grabowski, who predeceased her in 1990. She was born in New Britain, on Jan. 30, 1924, daughter of the late Mikolaj

and Magdalena (Kuklinski) Ference. Upon the marriage to the love of her life, Walter, they made their home in Plainville where they raised their daughter, Geraldine, and shared more than 46 years of marriage. She enjoyed all aspects of caring for her home and her yard, and could be found many days outdoors raking, gardening or feeding the birds. She was a woman of great faith, and longtime member of Our Lady of Mercy Church, as well as the Plainville Senior Center, where she leaves many friends. She enjoyed quiet times at home reading, taking day trips with her girlfriends and playing bingo. She leaves many happy memories for her family of a life well lived, and is finally at peace. She is survived by her beloved daughter and son-inlaw, Geraldine and Thomas Wells, of Plainville; her sister, Dorothy Pomianoski, of Bristol; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Peter Ference and her sisters, Ann Gay, Mary McLaughlin and Lottie Ahearn. Helen’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Brittany Farms for their excellent and compassionate care given to Helen during her stay there. Your thoughtfulness and kindness is greatly appreciated. The funeral was held May 9, 2011, at Bailey Funeral Home, Plainville, followed by

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Louis W. Perschy, 88, of Plainville, died peacefully following a brief illness, on May 5, 2011. He was born in New Britain, on June 6, 1922, son of the late Joseph and Louise (Newhold) Perschy. Raised in Plainville, he attended local schools, and was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Mercy Church. He married the love of his life, Helen (Dirgo), in 1942, sharing more than 68 years of love, life adventures and world travels, and raised a wonderful and loving family together. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943, serving his country during World War II, and was discharged as a sergeant in 1945. He was a talented carpenter by trade, and an avid fisherman, passing his skills along to his sons and his grandchildren. A devoted husband, father and grandfather, he loved nothing more than being surrounded by his family, and looked forward to their visits and Sun-

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Thank you from pantry

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To the editor: The Plainville Community Food Pantry Board of Directors, staff, volunteers and our less-fortunate clients would like to thank the entire community for the generous response to our spring appeal letter, the food drives, clothing, and household donations, and for all of you who have supported and volunteered to help our cause. Your contributions this spring season will enable us here at the Plainville Community Food Pantry to continue the valuable services we provide to those less fortunate. Once again, thank you all for your generosity and commitment to helping others. Susie Woerz Plainville Susie Woerz is the executive director of the Plainville Community Food Pantry.

To the editor: The time for celebrations is upon us. There will be after-prom parties, graduation celebrations and many other reasons to gather together and have fun. This is also a time when some young people include alcohol in their celebrations. Additionally, some parents mistakenly believe that if they supervise their children, gather up all of the car keys, and allow them to drink while in their homes, they are doing the right thing. They couldn’t be more wrong! In Plainville and in towns throughout Connecticut, there have been incidents of fighting, sexual assault, alcohol poisoning and even death as a result of young people who have used and abused alcohol, often while parents were in the

home. Condoning underage drinking is not only a dangerous practice, it is against the law! The Plainville schools and community are supporting the statewide campaign “Set the Rules CT.” We urge you to visit the website settherulesct.org, which contains critical information about Connecticut laws related to underage drinking, as well information about the effects of alcohol on the teen brain. We encourage you to talk to your children about the dangers of underage drinking, be vigilant about their whereabouts, and never provide, ignore or excuse teen alcohol use. Let your children know that celebrations are joyful without the use of alcohol. We must all work together to keep our youth safe and drug free. See Letters, next page

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This Memorial Day, in Plainville, honor those who sacrificed it all By Scott Saunders Special to The Citizen In honor of our friends, family and ancestors who made the ultimate sacrifice and gave their lives in service to our nation, the Plainville Memorial Day Parade will take place on May 30. The day’s events will start at 6:30 a.m. with a ceremony at the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Northwest Drive, to include “Reveille” (bugle to be played by Mark Levandowski) and the raising and lowering of the flag. Following, there will be solemn wreath-laying ceremonies at St. Joseph’s Cemetery on Farmington Avenue, West Cemetery on Unionville Avenue, and East Cemetery on East Street. Bugle players at the cemeteries will be Mark Levandowski and Don Bartomioli. At 8 a.m., there will be a wreath-laying ceremony at the firehouse, followed by a similar ceremony at the police station. The public is invited to attend all of these ceremonies. The parade starts to assemble around 7:30 a.m. on Broad Street (between East and Whiting streets) with all floats and vehicles facing west. Vehicles and floats must be parked in the marshalling area by 8 a.m. All drivers and group leaders are asked to check in upon arrival with either Scott Saunders or Dan Hurley to confirm position placement. It is requested that everyone marching or riding in the parade be in the marshalling

area by 8:15 a.m. For the safety of those participating in the parade, it will be difficult to permit vehicle traffic in this area after 8:30 a.m. The parade will start to march at 9 a.m. heading west on Broad Street, turning onto North Washington, and back down West Main Street, finally ending at Veterans Memorial Park at the corner of Maple Avenue and Whiting Street. The larger bands in the parade include the Connecticut Patriots Senior Ancient Fife and Drum Corps led by Director Peter Degree, the Middle School of Plainville band led by Ed Dickman, and the Plainville High School band led by Dominic Talotta. There will be a ceremony at the park to include laying of memorial wreaths will be placed at each of the monuments in the park. The PHS band will play “The Star Spangled Banner.” State Sen. Jason Welch and state Rep. Elizabeth “Betty” Boukus will be present to represent the district. Boukus will announce the winners of an essay/poetry contest in connection with the Plainville Schools on the subject “What Memorial Day Means To Me.” The winners will read their entries to the crowd and each will be presented with a $50 savings bond. “Taps” will be played by two PHS students under the direction of Mr. Talotta. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Scott Saunders is the chairman for the Memorial Day parade.

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Letters Continued from page 14 Roberta Brown and Lynn Davis, Steven LePage, Dan Hurley, Becky Tyrrell, Chief Matthew Catania Plainville Brown and Davis are cochairwomen of the Plainville Coalition for Positive Youth Development; LePage is principal of Plainville High School; Hurley is chairman of the Plainville Town Council; Tyrrell is chairwoman of the Plainville Board of Education; and Catania is chief of the Plainville Police Department.

Voter turnout apathetic To the editor: Once again, over 90 percent-plus of Plainville voters failed to get off their rumps and vote in the budget vote. This abysmal display of apathy just reinforces my strong belief that the budget vote is waste of taxpayers’ money because the overwhelming majority opinion is “We don’t care!” If a municipal service was not used, we would call continuing it a waste of taxpayers’ money. That is exactly what the budget vote is — a waste of money. For Louis Frangos’ edification, the word “minuscule” is defined by Webster’s as “very small,” especially in reference to numbers. It clearly would not apply to the actual voters but their number. The reality is 90 percent plus voter apathy distorts the Democratic process and in effect creates a tyranny of the minuscule minority — whether that minority be for or against the budget. Why do over 31 percent vote in Farmington using the same Democratic process and two votes in Plainville turnout 9 percent and 7 percent? The basic differences between Farmington and Plainville are socio-economic: income and education. You have to ask yourself do they explain why such a huge disparity in turnout? Especially apathetic are the minimum of 2,000 parents who are voters. They do not care enough about their

children’s quality of education to vote to support it. As a former board of education member, the continued pathetic turnout by parents just reinforces my belief that the success of the school system has been despite parents and not because of them. Once again, compare Farmington and Plainville and the difference in results, per the state guidelines, can be attributed to the vastly different levels of parental education and income. Val E. Dumais Plainville

Independents to run for council To the editor: Citizens of Plainville, let’s all take a step back. Just six years ago our Fund Balance was over 10 percent and that was after giving the board of education over a million dollars above their previous budget. Our present town council, of which the majority has been on the town council the entire past six years, is going to add $500,000 of taxpayer dollars to the town’s fund balance in this year’s budget. This is being done so that they can borrow money at a lower rate to meet our upcoming debt service. Six years ago before being booed off the stage, we established a Debt Service Fund and funded it. What happened to that money? Reckless spending. Just prior to the recent second and, what is in reality, the real last budget vote, we witnessed the town council finally having a debate on establishing a contract with a new trash hauler. The Republicans steadfastly were against awarding the contract that would save $100,000 per year. Suddenly a Democrat “was thirsty” and a hasty recess was ordered. Upon coming back out to the public, the trash hauler contract was “miraculously” added to the agenda. This was after the public was finished speaking on agenda items. Yes, citizens of Plainville, this council tells citizens what they can speak on and when they can speak. A few brave souls made a fuss and were allowed two minutes to speak. They all spoke in favor of saving $100,000 a year. The

time to vote arrived and to our surprise all voted to save $100,000. However, the most disturbing thing happened after the meeting. The town council chairman then went over to Helen Bergenty and expressed his regrets at not hiring the previous contractor for the trash hauling contract. Why? There was a budget meeting held after this meeting and to everyone’s surprise the Democrats that previously would not budge on cutting the BOE budget another dime made a motion to cut the BOE over a $170,000 back down to last year’s budget. And this motion passed with their strong support. Following the vote, the Republic Town Committee chairman almost jumped out of his seat loudly declaring, “Yes, we did it!” Where was the public discussion on these issues? We know that there is a water cooler in the backroom. We are not saying that the actions taken were incorrect or correct. We just don’t like “backroom politics.” There are water coolers in the hallway in full view of the public. Therefore, we have decided to run for town council. We are registered Independents. In 2005, we left our town council seats with a well-funded Debt Service Fund, an Ethics Board, a healthy fund balance, and open discussions at council

“meetings.” Citizens of Plainville, if you are not registered to vote then go to the Municipal Center and register. The third and last budget vote is not meaningless. Come to the firehouse on May 24 and use your Constitutional right to vote. Then come over to the Citizens and Taxpayers of Plainville tent and sign our petition enabling us to run for town council. Even if you do not want to sign the petition, come on over and have a face to face talk. We don’t bite and we will give you our honest opinions. Andre Grandbois and Thomas Arcari Sr. Plainville

Thank you, park volunteers To the editor: I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank the volunteers from the Plainville Big Y Supermarket for their help with a clean-up at Tomasso Nature Park on May 14. Five employees and their children showed up with rakes, clippers, shovels and a lot of enthusiasm. Not only did they provide the manpower but they also contributed a wonderful lunch for all the volunteers. Our most sincere thanks to Megan Hyer and her group from Big Y, Joe Kulinski, Terry Eustace, Jay Hall and Troy Miller.

I would also like to give a huge thank you to the volunteers who have signed up for the Friends of Tomasso Nature Park. Our volunteer group is dedicated to helping maintain the nature park and trying to return it to a pristine setting. We will be planting flowers, weeding and working to eliminate the invasive plants. If anyone is interested in joining our group, please contact the Plainville Recreation Department for an application. Additional thanks go to Dave Emery, superintendent of Buildings and Grounds, for giving our volunteer group needed supplies and additional help when needed. With the current town budget constraints, our Public Works departments are feeling a real pinch. They are forced to make sacrifices that will have a trickle-down effect on all of us. The services that we now enjoy will be diminished by a possible reduction in staff. I feel that if we can volunteer in some capacity, it will help out our overburdened town employees. They are hardworking, do a great job, and are dedicated to our town. Let’s do what we can to help them out. If we all work together we can make a difference. Sue Holcomb Plainville Holcomb is the coordinator for Friends of Tomasso Nature Park.

Endeavor launch Photo by James Fink

Plainville resident James Fink snapped the launch of the Endeavor on May 16. “Launch today was done under overcast conditions. From the press site, Endeavor was visible for less than 30 seconds after clearing the tower. As a result of the low ceiling a phenomena occurred in which the remaining trail left by Endeavor on its way into orbit left a darkened shadow extending across the clouds. This is a rare occurrence that only occurs near sunrise under conditions like those experienced Monday. Viewers and Endeavor were also greeted by a fabulous sunrise,” Fink said.


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Obituaries

Regina Baba

Regina (Yonan) Baba, 94, of Plainville, widow of Peter Baba, died May 1, 2011, at The Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain, surrounded by her family.

She was born in Urmia, Iran and lived in New Britain most of her life, moving to Plainville in 1983. A graduate of New Britain High School, Class of 1935, she worked at Emhart Corporation in

Berlin for 25 years, retiring in 1982. She was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church; the Altar Guild and St. Mary’s Guild of the church. She also belonged to the Plainville Veterans of For-

eign Wars Post Auxiliary; the Plainville Senior Center and the Plainville Chapter of AARP. She is survived by her son, Richard Baba and his wife, Rochelle, of Plainville; a

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brother, Johnson Yonan, of Newington; four grandchildren, Peter Baba, of New Britain, Eric Baba, Jeramie Baba and Jeannette Baba, all of Plainville; two great grandchildren, Christian and Kaelynn Baba; a niece and three nephews. Besides her husband, Peter, she was predeceased by two brothers, George Yonan and Y.D. “Bob” Yonan. The funeral was held May 4, 2011, at Carlson Funeral Home, New Britain. A Mass was held May 5, 2011, at St. Marks Episcopal Church, New Britain. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Marks Episcopal Church, 147 W. Main St., New Britain, CT 06051.

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Norma M. (Vitali) Lizon Evans, 83, of P l a i nv i l l e, died May 5, 2011, at an area convalescent home. She was born in New Britain, the daughter of the late Ciro and Santa (Veronesi) Vitali. She lived many years in New Britain and the last 25 years in Plainville. She was the widow of Stanley R. Lizon Sr. She is survived by three children, Deb Lizon, of Plainville, Susan Mavis, of New Britain, and Stanley and his wife, Cathy Lizon, of Kensington; four grandchildren, Nicole and her husband, Bobby Voisine, Michael Jachimowski, Shannon Mavis and Kevin Mavis; four greatgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held May 10, 2011, at Farrell Funeral Home, New Britain, with a Mass at St. Joseph’s Church, New Britain. Burial followed in St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Church, 195 S. Main St., New Britain, CT 06051. Helen’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Brittany Farms for their excellent and compassionate care given to her during her stay there. Your thoughtfulness and kindness is greatly appreciated.


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361 Woodford Avenue, Plainville (860) 747-8857 We Carry Beer, Groceries, Deli, Sandwiches (Breakfast & Lunch), Coffee, Lottery, Cigarettes, Soups and Daily Specials

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1st Place Best Deli

2 0 1 1

3rd Place Best Breakfast

Bring in this ad and receive a Free Medium Coffee

Thank You Deli Specials LOL Cheese Roast Beef Domestic Ham

Roast Beef, Ham or $ Turkey Grinder (12”)

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1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Southington Southington

Best Martial Arts Instruction Valentin Karate Villari’s Extreme Karate

1st 2nd 3rd

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Best Nursery & Garden Store Ali’s Nursery & Landscaping Agway of Southington Winterberry Gardens

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Best Paint & Decorating Center John Boyle Decorating Center Home Depot Lowe’s

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Best Pet/Pet Supply Store Petco Pet Smart Agway

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Plainville Southington

Best Real Estate Agency Century 21 Lil-1 Perrella Agency Century 21 Access America

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Plantsville Southington

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Thank You for Voting Us BEST OF... AWARDS

Best Lighting Center Connecticut Lighting Center Lowe’s Home Depot

Egg, Ham & Cheese $ Sandwich On your choice of bread

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Daily Breakfast & Lunch Special Harvest Bakery & Martin Rosol Products

Call Ahead for Memorial Day Platters

Thanks Southington & Plainville for Voting Us Best Heating & A/C Company. BEST OF... AWARDS

“Keep you cool ... and warm”

2 0 1 1

Best Heating & A/C

Second Place

Best Heating & A/C

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Thursday, May 19, 2011 — The Plainville Citizen

Best Real Estate Agent Gail Perrella Doreen Corriveau Cynthia Lombardo

1st 2nd 3rd

Plantsville Plainville Plainville

Best Swimming Pool & Spa Center Namco Leslie’s Swimming Pool Supply Southington Community YMCA

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Southington Southington

Thank You for Voting Us BEST REAL ESTATE OFFICE FOR

SOUTHINGTON

AND

PLAINVILLE

BEST OF... AWARDS

Best Health & Beauty

2 0 1 1

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Plainville Plainville

Best Hair Salon Studio 466 Dream Makers Design Studio Envee Salon & Spa

1st 2nd 3rd

Plainville Plainville Southington

Best Health/Fitness Center Southington Community YMCA Cardio Express Planet Fitness

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Southington Southington Plainville

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Best Swimming Pool & Spa Center

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Best Hospital Hospital of Central CT Bradley Memorial Hospital Bristol Hospital

1st 2nd 3rd

New Britain Southington Bristol

Best Pharmacy CVS Pharmacy Walgreen’s Serafino Pharmacy

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Southington Southington

Best Motor Vehicles Best Car Wash Sponge Brothers Sno-White Southington Auto & Quick Lube

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Plainville Southington

Best New Auto Dealer Parsons Buick Crowley Group Richard Chevy

1st 2nd 3rd

Plainville Plainville Southington

Best Service Station Anthony’s Service Station, Inc. Gervais Brothers Volpe & Sons

1st 2nd 3rd

Plainville Plainville Plantsville

Thanks for Voting Us #1 Best Seafood, Again!!!

BEST OF... AWARDS 2010 & 2011 2 0 1 0

The Deck is Open!

FIRST PLACE BEST SEAFOOD Great Food! Great Fun in Our Underwater Atmosphere!

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Thursday, May 19, 2011 — The Plainville Citizen

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Voted Best Consignment Store

BEST OF... AWARDS 2010-2011 2 0 1 1

FIRST PLACE Best Consignment Shop

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Thank You For Voting For Us!

BEST

OF...

AWARDS 2 0 1 1

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2nd Place Best Used Auto Dealer

PRE-OWNED VEHICLE SALES 176 QUEEN ST. • ROUTE 10 • SOUTHINGTON (860) 628-8888 2003 Ford Focus.................................Automatic, Great on Gas.......................$4,450 2000 Honda Civic 2 Dr..............Auto, Front Wheel Drive, Gas Saver..............$5,450 2005 Nissan Sentra.....................1.85, Auto., Loaded, Great on Gas................$6,450 2005 Dodge Neon SXT..................Auto., Loaded, Pwr. Moonroof .................. $5,450 2001 VW Jetta....................................Automatic, Great on Gas.......................$4,850 2002 VW Jetta..................5 Speed, Loaded, Pwr. Moonroof, Great on Gas.....$5,450 2002 Ford Mustang.................6 Cyl. Automatic, Loaded, Leather Int.............$7,350 2003 Chevy Impala.................Automatic, Front Wheel Drive, Loaded............$5,450 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix................Auto., Loaded, Very Sharp!! .................... $5,450 2001 Chevy S10 Pick-Up.............2 Wheel Drive, 4 Cyl., Automatic.................$5,450 2006 Dodge Stratus SXT................4 Cyl., Power Options, Clean....................$5,950 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo.................................6 Cyl., 4x4, Loaded............................$5,850 2002 Geo Prism.................................Auto., 4 Cyl., Great on Gas ..................... $4,450 2001 Buick Century....................................Auto., Loaded................................$4,450 2000 Plymouth Voyager Minivan................7 Passenger..................................$3,850 1999 Plymouth Voyager Minivan................7 Passenger..................................$2,950

Best Tire Shop J & M Tire Town Fair Tire Tire Depot

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Southington Southington

Best Used Auto Dealer Parsons Buick Mad Hatters Budget Auto

1st 2nd 3rd

Plainville Southington Southington

Best Nightly Entertainment Best Bar/Lounge The Fire Place Sliders Sports Bar & Grill Central Café

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Southington Plainville

Best Happy Hour Sliders Sports Bar & Grill J. Timothy’s Taverne Wood-n-Tap

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Plainville Southington

Financing for Both Good & Bad Credit We also purchase vehicles - if you’re looking to sell your car and don’t want the hassle - give us a call -

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780 So. Main St. Plantsville, CT 06479 (860) 276-5556

1st Place Best Carpet/Flooring Company For 2 Consecutive Years

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Thank You for Voting Us BEST Antique Store!

2 0 1 0

BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 1

BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 1

Anna Rohon Store Owner

First Place

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Best Antique Store

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Best Place for Live Music Zen Bar Cc’s Smokin With Chris Machiavelli’s Italian Restaurant

1st 2nd 3rd

Plainville Southington Southington

Best Sports Bar Sliders Sports Bar & Grill TD Homers Sports Grill & Restaurant Central Café

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Southington Plainville

Best Shopping Best Antique Store Paula’s Consignment Finders Keepers Move Over Martha

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Southington Southington

Thank you for Voting us Best Mexican Restaurant 8 Years in a Row!! BEST OF... AWARDS

We’ll Get You Going in the AM

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1st Place

OAK HILL MALL

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151 Queen Street • Rt. 10 • Southington (860) 621-9474 COUPON

Best Breakfast

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BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 0

1st Place Best Breakfast

Thank You Southington & Plainville for Voting Us

BEST BREAKFAST!

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BEST OF... AWARDS

1 FREE APPETIZER with the purchase of 2 dinners Dine-In Only EXCLUDING THE FIESTA SAMPLER APPETIZER.

With this coupon. One coupon per table. Excludes holidays. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Coupon Expires 6/15/11

BEST FAMILY ATMOSPHERE IN CONNECTICUT!

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Thank You for Voting Us Best Day Spa... Again!

www.fromtipstotoes.com

860-621-9500

BEST OF... AWARDS

BEST OF... AWARDS

2 0 1 0

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First Place

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Best Bicycle Shop Renaissance Cyclery Bobby Sprockets Berlin Bike Shop

1st 2nd 3rd

Plainville Southington Berlin

Best Children’s Store Target Toys “R” Us Walmart

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Newington Southington

Best Consignment Shop Uptown Consignments Finders Keepers Seconds Please

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Southington Plainville

Best Furniture Store Pilgrim Furniture Bob’s Discount Furniture Depaolo’s Furniture

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Southington Southington

Best Gift Store Move Over Martha Gifts Artisan’s Market Place Just For You Country Gifts

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Plainville Southington

Best Grocery Store Stop & Shop Gnazzo’s Food Center Price Chopper

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Plainville Southington

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Thank You for Voting Us Best Sushi in Southington! BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 1

New! Sushi All-You-Can Eat

Sun.-Thurs. $17.95 per person • Fri. & Sat. $19.95 per person from our newly expanded sushi bar & kitchen menu (excludes hibachi)

Thanks for Voting us Best Pizza in Southington!

20%off

Apizza & Pasta Restaurant

for hibachi only

378 North Main Street•Southington, CT 06489

entire check

excludes all-you-can-eat special

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1st Place Best Pizza in Southington

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Best Jewelry Store Polumbo Jewelers J P Jewelers DBK Family Jewelers

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Plainville Plainville

Best Liquor Store Southington Wine & Spirits M & R Liquors Big Saver Wine & Spirits

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Southington Plainville

Best Music Store The Music Shop Apple Music Co. Walmart

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Southington Southington

Best Seafood Market Close Harbour Seafood Gulf Shrimp Retail & Wholesale Stop & Shop

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Southington Southington

Best Sporting Goods Store Dick’s Sporting Goods Play It Again Sports Southington Athletic Shop

1st 2nd 3rd

Plainville Southington Southington

Best Television & Appliance Center Walmart Best Buy Moran’s Television & Appliance

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Meriden Meriden

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BEST RIBS / BBQ Again!

Thank you for voting us again, Best Grocery Store We couldn’t do it without

YOU! BEST OF... AWARDS

BEST OF... AWARDS

First Place

Second Place

Best Ribs/BBQ

Best Place for Live Music

2 0 1 1 2010-2011

of Southington

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THE OUTDOOR PATIO IS NOW OPEN! We use only fresh ingredients, many of them from right here in Connecticut. Our specialty is barbeque and other smoked meats, but we offer salads, seafood and vegetarian dishes too.

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2 0& 12011 0 2010

FIRST PLACE BEST GROCERY STORE

BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 1

THIRD PLACE BEST SEAFOOD MARKET

See our weekly flyer every week in the Southington Citizen

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Thank you for Voting!!!

CC AENTRAL FE

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BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 1

Follow us on

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Best Sports Bar 3rd Place Best Bar/Lounge 3rd Place

24 Whiting St., Plainville • (860) 747-0405

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Thursday, May 19, 2011 — The Plainville Citizen

Relay For Life of Plainville

Take the Cake coffeehouse

The We Take the Cake Relay for Life team is sponsoring a coffeehouse on Friday, May 20, at 7 p.m., Middle School of Plainville, Northwest Drive. For a fee, attendees can have coffee and a treat while listening to local talent perform. For more information, e-mail Csmith1173@comcast.net .

Charity golf classic

The second annual Save the Next One Golf Classic

will be held Saturday, May 21, at the Pequabuck Golf Club, Bristol. Registration is 1 p.m. followed by a 2 p.m. shotgun start. To reserve a foursome, e-mail shaun.wyman@ plainvillerelay.org . The registration fee includes golf, range balls, cart, full buffet dinner, and some complimentary beverages.

Pottery fundraiser The Celebrating Life team will have a pottery night Saturday, May 21, 6 to 9 p.m., at Pottery Piazza, Farmington Ave., Plainville. Portions of

the sales will be donated to the Relay For Life team.

All-Star Wishers Fun Night The All-Star Wishers Relay For Life team is planning a Family Fun Night at Friendly’s, 230 New Britain Ave., Plainville, for Monday, May 23, 5 to 8 p.m. A percentage of all sales will support the cause.

Health and Wellness Blood drives American Red Cross blood drives will be held: Friday, May 20, 1 to 6:15 p.m., St. Aloysius Church, 254 Burritt St., Plantsville Wednesday, May 25, 1 to 6:15 p.m., Elks Lodge, 126 South St., Bristol Thursday, May 26, 1 to 5:45 p.m., First Congregational Church of Southington, 37 Main St. To schedule an ap-

pointment, go online www.redcrossblood.org call (800) Red Cross.

to or

Lunch, learn in New Britain

The Diabetes Awareness lecture will be held Thursday, May 19, noon, at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain campus, 100 Grand St., presented by The Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging. RSVP to (860) 224-5278.

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Are you interested in losing weight without surgery? We offer everything from individual nutrition counseling and group sessions to Take Off, a medically supervised diet program. Learn more about our medical weight loss services by attending one of our free informational sessions.

Thursday, May 26 at 6 p.m. Thomas Lane, M.D. 11 South Road, Suite 130, Farmington Call 866-668-5070 today to register for the free, informational session.

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Senior games this weekend

The 2011 Connecticut Senior Games which will be hosted by the City of New

Britain will be held Friday to Sunday, May 20 to May 22. The Senior Games sports include 3 on 3 basketball, archery, badminton, bowling, cycling, golf, “pickle-

ball,� racquetball, softball, shooting, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball. Register online at www.seniorgamesct.org or for more information call (860) 5284588.

Driving class

Linda Vasile, Au.D., CCC/A, FAAA •

Board Certified, Doctor of Audiology H e a r i n g E v a la u ti on s Hearing A i d i t t i n g s H e a r iAn idg e airs H e a r iAn idgBatteries

A 55 Alive mature driving class, is now only one session, will be held Monday, May 23 at the Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., from 1 to 5 p.m. Bring a snack and coffee is provided. There is a cost for the class. AARP members, providing a membership number will get a cheaper cost for the class.

The Plainville Citizen Thursday, May 19, 2011 This course covers the effects of aging and medications on driving, local hazards, accident prevention measures and more. Registration is required.

Grandparents raising children Catherine Badger, registered nurse and program administrator from Connecticut Lifespan Respite Coalition, will be the guest speaker at Grandparents Raising Children on Thursday, May 26, 10:30 a.m., at the Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St. They are a non-profit

710 Main Street, Building 3, Plantsville at Clock Tower Square 1196666

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Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 Time: 4:00 p.m. Place: Assisted Living Services, Inc., 74 South Broad St., Meriden.

Open House Saturday, May 21st, 10am-2pm

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Carefree Living at its Best.

organization dedicated to promoting quality respite care for individuals of all ages and needs. She will discuss respite and available resources. This support group is intended for individuals raising their grandchildren and who are looking for information, support and an opportunity to meet other grandparents with similar needs. Call the Senior Center, (860) 747-5728, by Monday, May 23 to register. Funding for this program is made possible by the Older Americans Act through the North Central Area Agency on Aging.


Thursday, May 19, 2011 — The Plainville Citizen

My snoring was intense. Even after a night’s sleep, I felt exhausted. Like I hadn’t slept at all. My doctor recommended a sleep study at Gaylord Sleep Medicine. They discovered I was having dangerous heart arrhythmias as a result of sleep apnea. The next day, my sleep medicine physician told me that I could have died. Thanks to Gaylord Sleep Medicine, I no longer worry about falling asleep. And the treatment they prescribed has given me the energy to pursue my love of local politics. That simple sleep study probably saved my life! Now I’m truly getting a good, healthy night’s sleep.

To learn more or to see Vinnie’s Story, visit www.Gaylord.org.

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CitizenSchools

St. Paul School honor roll

St. Paul Catholic High School, Bristol, announced the third honor roll for Plainville residents: Grade 10 first honors: Darek Chrzanowski; second honors: Yurae Lee, Plainville

DECA students attend conference

Several Plainville High School students, together with DECA Advisor Steve Slomski represented Plainville at DECA’s Nation-

al Career Development Conference April 29 to May 4 in Orlando, Fla. The students are Alex Allaire, Jeslyn Grosse, Conor Phaneuf, Sarah Brown, Nicole Angelillo, Andrew Hamel, Devin Pugliese, Emily Uccello, Ewa Bawol, Emily Anderson and Jessica Tattersall.

Clean Energy Task Force. The club members became junior members of the task force in January, and are working on the brochure as part of their membership. The brochure will be distributed to Plainville residents to inform them about ways to save energy.

Environmental Club news

Spring Concert on May 19

Members of the Plainville High School’s Environmental Club, under the direction of faculty member Melissa Moore, are creating a brochure for Plainville’s

Plainville High School will present the Spring Concert on Thursday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m., in the Mel Perry Auditorium. The program will feature the concert

What are all these tests for? Ever wonder why your doctor recommends certain tests and screenings? And what do doctors look for during physicals? Primary Care Physicians Susan Levine, M.D., M.P.H. and Laurie Bevelock, M.D., will tell you what tests you need throughout your life and why, and how to get the most out of a physical.

Wednesday, May 25 6:15 p.m. • Cafeteria The Hospital of Central Connecticut New Britain General campus 100 Grand St., New Britain

To reserve your seat, 1-888-224-4440 Parking validated. www.thocc.org

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Health Tips & Tools: 2011 Health Wisdom Lecture Series

The Plainville Citizen Thursday, May 19, 2011 band, jazz band, concert choir, women’s choir and chamber choir. The ensembles are under the direction of Dominic Talotta and Jeff Blanchette.

Mercy High honor roll The following students have made the third marking term honor roll at Mercy High School, Middletown: Katherine Corbett, a senior, of Plainville, made high honors; Justyna Malz, a junior, and Aleksandra Malz, a freshman, both of Plainville, made first honors; Erika

Sokolowski, a sophomore, of Plainville, made second honors.

Principal visits China

Toffolon Elementary School Principal Lynn Logoyke spent April vacation in China as part of the district’s partnership with cities in the Shandong Province, through the State Department of Education Sister Schools Project.

Send us your school news: news@plainvillecitizen.com

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CitizenSports

‘X-Men’ prevail

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Behind Guimond, Devils chalk up win No. 8 By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

Citizen photos by Nick Carroll

Berlin High School’s Kevin Jud shot a match-best 37, but the host Redcoats were edged by Xavier, 164-168, at Timberlin last week. Xavier also bested Wethersfield (170) and Plainville (206) that afternoon. Pictured: Plainville’s Aaron Forino, left, and Jesse Carter tee off at Timberlin. See page 39 for more golf news.

Young softball club has ‘come a long way’ By Sam Dostaler Special to The Citizen

Things have not gone as well as the Plainville High School softball team had hoped they would this season, but there is reason to be optimistic about the future — a future that already has begun to take root. Despite heading into this week with just three victories, PHS coach Jen Micowski said the Lady Blue Devils have been playing much better of late. “I think we have come a long way,” she said. “At the plate we are making a lot of solid contact in games. We haven’t always had the big hits to drive in runs, but we are making strides in the right direction.” Heading into this spring, Micowski had only four seniors on the roster, and just two in the starting lineup — shortstop Becky Slivinsky and leftfielder Christina Mullin. But as the season progressed, younger players have gained valuable experience, becoming more comfortable and confident. Although that has not translated into many victories, things have steadily improved for the Lady Devils.

For instance: The first time Plainville faced Bristol Central this year, the Lady Devils struggled to get anything going offensively. But in the rematch, Plainville battled Bristol Central to the end. That has been a theme for the Lady Devils in the second half of the season. Since Game 1, Micowski has used two freshman starters; second basemen Danielle Angelillo and catcher Alexis Ruscito, who has blossomed into a leader. In yet another example of the team’s youth, sophomore third baseman Cheyenne Dalke was named a team captain this season. Micowski said, in a short amount of time, Dalke went from a role player to a go-to player and leader. Also back in 2012 will be current junior Tabitha Arnold and sophomore Jacquie Wuchert, both pitchers, and junior outfielders Meghan Johnson and Lindsey Allario. So, despite experiencing some hardships this season, the future of PHS softball looks bright. “I think we have some very dedicated juniors who will become seniors, and they will expect their teammates to step up and play with confidence,” Micowski said. “AlSee Young, next page

In what would be a cause for celebration in many towns, in Plainville, qualifying for the state baseball tournament is expected. Around here, falling short of the postseason is what would get folks talking. In fact, it has been so long since the Plainville High School baseball team did not appear in the state tournament that veteran coach Bob Freimuth can’t recall just when that was. “I think the last time we didn’t qualify was in the early-70s,” said Freimuth, who has helmed the Blue Devils for 27 years. Freimuth indicated that many deserve credit for Plainville’s incredible postseason run, from Little League coaches on up. That teamwork, that pipeline has resulted in the PHS baseball program collecting seven state championships and a slew of conference titles. “I think the greatest compliment I received as a coach was from Jack O’Keefe, the Waterford coach,” Freimuth said. “He’d always tell me that he patterned his program after ours. Seeing the success that he had, that was a great compliment to receive.” Last week, Freimuth’s Blue Devils, once again, punched their ticket to the state tournament. Plainville downed Maloney, 2-0, Friday to improve to 8-7. A team must win at least eight of its 20 regular season games to earn a spot in the state tournament. “When you’re a .500 club, you’re pleased that you

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Erik Perrotti and the Plainville High School baseball team punched their ticket to the state tournament last week. qualified,” said Freimuth. “It’s not like in years past, when we’ve been so dominate that we qualified in April. I don’t know if it’s a sense of relief. I think it’s a sense of satisfaction.” Tyler Guimond pitched the Blue Devils past Maloney (7-9). The senior tossed a complete-game four-hitter and struck out 13. “Tyler Guimond was simply outstanding,” said Freimuth. “It was a dominant performance by him.” Guimond’s two-seam fastball and sinker kept Maloney batters perplexed. “The balls that were hit were hit into the ground,” said Freimuth. “When you don’t see a fly ball the entire game by the opposing team, obviously the sinker is working.” Plainville managed just four hits against Maloney, but took advantage of three Maloney errors. Freimuth said Brandon See Baseball, page 39


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Brighter days may be ahead for tennis team By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

The Plainville High School girls tennis team fell to Bristol Eastern, 7-0, Friday, and Chuck Radda didn’t try to sugarcoat things. The PHS coach said the “only positive” that can be taken from that match was

that Bristol Eastern had a large roster, which allowed many of Plainville’s reserve players to see some action. But that’s as far as Radda would go to shine a favorable light on the Bristol Eastern tilt. “I thought the varsity played tired,” the veteran coach conceded. “And even though we’re nicked up a lit-

tle at this point, so are the other teams. We can’t use injuries as an excuse for such a lackluster performance and perfunctory effort.” “That takes nothing away from Eastern,” Radda continued. “They put out a solid lineup of skillful players and beat us in every aspect of the game.” However, for Plainville, there are signs the future could be better. Radda likes what he has seen from sophomores Natalia Kacprzyk and Meghan Daniels, and freshman Giovanna Rossetti. Kacprzyk and Daniels play doubles, and show promise. “Much of their success is going to depend on how well they master the fundamentals of tennis, specifically ground strokes,” Radda said. “But they practice well and play hard.” Rossetti, a singles player, has appeared in two varsity matches. “She has a good swing from both sides, and I’d be shocked if she’s not playing a lot of singles next year,” Radda said. If Kacprzyk, Daniels and Rossetti work on their game

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Golfers come out confident, get needed victory By Mark Pukalo Special to The Citizen

A big victory was needed. The Plainville golf team went out and grabbed it in the rain Monday. The Blue Devils evened their Central Connecticut Conference South Division record at 5-5 with a decisive 175-191 victory over Maloney at Tunxis Plantation in Farmington. Maloney came in to the match 8-2 in the league. “It will help them a lot,”

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Blue Devil Notes The Plainville High School boys track and field team had a good showing at the Old Saybrook Runnin’ Rams Invitational Saturday. Most every Blue Devil distance runner turned in a personal best that day. Highlights included Andrew Rottier, a freshman, running a 4:40 mile and placing sixth in the event, and Bryan Salazar turning in a best time in the 1,600. Salazar’s time of 4:53 was six seconds faster than his previous best. Another notable performance took place in the 800,

where Jimmy Lux beat out teammate Joe Allario by less than a quarter second to finish eighth. In the 3,200, Mike Rottier and Nick Giuliani both ran under 11 minutes for the first time this spring. Plainville’s highest placefinisher at the invitational was Adam Foster, who bested the field in the 200 and took second in the 100. In other sprint action, Brian Lister and Chris Saunders finished eight-nine in the 100 and seven-eight in the 200. — Nick Carroll

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“That’s a nice round, especially on a day like this,” Guerriero said. “I have a lot of faith in his ability. He’s going to keep getting better. He really puts the time into the game. He’s a tough kid with a good attitude.” Senior Andrew Hamel had not been in the lineup lately, but Guerriero said he had a strong practice round Friday and was ready to get back in the top five. Hamel carried over his solid play with a 43 on Monday. Junior Andrew Chapman

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Balloonists meet — The Connecticut Lighter Than Air Society meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at the Plainville Municipal Center. Information: Web site www.lighterthanair.org, email info@lighterthanair.org. Bingo — Veterans of Foreign Wars Madeley-Roberts Post 574 men hold open bingo every Thursday, at 6:30 p.m., at post headquarters, 7 Northwest Drive at the corner of Route 10. The public is invited. Information: call Earl Carey at (860) 747-5400. Business expansion opening — A reopening celebrating the expansion of Premier Portraits Studio will be held Thursday, May 19, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Cristal Commons, 260 East St. (Route 10), Plainville. Door prizes will be awarded. Information or to RSVP, call the Plainville Chamber of Commerce, (860) 747-6867. Knights of Columbus — The 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, Council 3544,

meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at 55 Whiting St. Information: call Malcolm Soucie, at (860) 747-4039. PHS Spring Concert — Plainville High School will present a Spring Concert on Thursday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m., in the Mel Perry Auditorium. The program will feature the concert band, jazz band, concert choir, women’s choir and chamber choir. Preschool story time — The Children’s Department of the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., will have four preschool story times in May. They will be held on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. The group will read a story, have a snack and a short movie. This sis a drop in story time and no sign up is necessary.

Kid’s craft — Kid’s Kraft will be held on Friday, May 20 at 10:30 a.m. at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. This is a hands on craft program for children ages 3 to 5. Children should wear old clothes to this program. Information or to register: (860) 793-1450. Scrapbook crop — Faith Bible Church, on the corner of Unionville Avenue and Northwest Drive, is having a scrapbook crop fundraiser Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21. Registration includes lunch, dinner, goodie bags, raffle prizes, vendors and free use of cutting tools. Those who have never scrapbooked are welcome to bring photos and the group will teach you. Another scrapbook fundraiser will be held Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18.

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

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machines on hand, including a Blackhawk helicopter, exhibits and activities. There will also be a 6 a.m. balloon launch with Ruth S. Hummel, town historian, and state Rep. Elizabeth “Betty” Boukus. Ceremony at 11 a.m. with guest speakers Igor Sikorsky Jr. and others. This event is free and open to the public. Western dance — The New England Western Dance Association will have smoke-free country dance on Saturday, May 21, 6:30 to 11 p.m., at RockWells, formerly Celebrations Dance Hall, 161 Woodford Ave., Plainville. There will be a DJ and instructor. Historical program — On Saturday, May 21, 1 to 4 p.m., at the Plainville Historic Center, 29 Pierce St., the grand opening of the Mill Exhibit about the Plainville Manufacturing Co. will be held. The exhibit has artifacts from the mill, photos, information on Anna Granniss, poet and mill worker, as well as a list of mill workers. Building is handicapped accessible. Information: (860) 747-6577.

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Luncheon benefit — A lunch to benefit the Congregational Church of Plainville UCC help “rAise the roof ” will be held at Outback Steakhouse, Southington, on Saturday, May 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch includes 6-ounce sirloin, 5-ounce chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, salad, honey wheat bread and soft drink, coffee or tea. There is a cost to attend. Information and tickets: call (860) 7471901 or (860) 793-2106. Teen center open — Faith Bible Church, 168 Unionville Ave. at Northwest Drive, has a youth center where Plainville teenagers can come Saturday nights, from 7 to 9 p.m., to have fun free of charge. Activities include billiards, ping pong, foosball and other games. Information: call the church at (860) 747-5209. Transfer station open — The Transfer Station is open to Plainville residents Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Identification is required for proof of residency. Commercial e-waste is not accepted. Information: call Public Works Administration at (860) 793-0221, ext. 208.

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Copies of the book are available in the children’s department.

Kid’s Kraft will be held on Friday, May 20, at 10:30 a.m., at the library. This is a hands-on crafts program for children ages 3 to 5. Children should wear old clothes to this program. For more information or to register, call the library at (860) 793-1450.

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Book discussion The Friends Book Discussion Group will meet on Tuesday, May 24, at 7 p.m., at the Plainville Library, to discuss “Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague” by Geraldine Brooks. The plague is raging in 1666. For more information, call the library at (860) 7931446.

Nutmeg Book Club for kids The Nutmeg Book Club will meet on Wednesday, May 25, at 6:30 p.m., at the Plainville Library, to discuss “Deep, Dark and Dangerous” by Mary Downing Hahn. Just before summer begins, Ali finds an old photograph. She recognizes her mother and her Aunt Dulcie but who is the third person who’s been torn out of the picture?

Hummel Continued from page 9 were the flyers that made uses of the field, not yet officially opened. Who were they? I found no information about them other than that they made the neighbors very unhappy. Were there any charges ever brought? A huge traffic jam, Governor Trumbull (who thought it was a great event), planes zooming “shaving rooftops” doesn’t sound spontaneous. Could there have been two events? One report said there was only one plane scaring neighbors. That whole event must have set aviation back a bit and I’ve bet the angry neighbors were glad when that little field gave up and closed. Some aerial tidbits: In 1911, Gov. Simeon E. Baldwin recommended pas-

The library Children’s Department will have four preschool story times in May. They will be held on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. The group will read a story, have a snack and a short movie. This is a drop-in story time and no sign up is necessary.

Car wash aids basketball team A car wash to benefit the CT Heat will be held Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Car Doctor, 308 East St. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to the CT Heat, a local traveling basketball team for 14- to 15year-old girls. The league helps high school students increase their chances of receiving college scholarships by allowing them to play at colleges around the Northeast and get noticed by recruiters. Players come from Plainville, Southington, New Britain and other surrounding towns. For more information, contact Mike Faienza, at (860) 970-6448. sage of a statute to register operations of aircraft with town clerks in whose towns airplanes and dirigibles were found. The General Assembly adopted the first act in the United States to control air craft. No licenses were to be issued to flyers under age 21. Also in 1911, the number of recognized pilots in the world listed over half as being in France, 128 in Great Britain, 46 in Germany and 31 in the U.S. Biplanes far outnumbered other models. In 1922, an official stated that the number of aircraft in the state probably never exceeded 22 in all. Four were registered in 1923 but 12 in the first half of 1924. In April 1924, Gov. Charles Templeton sent a letter to 19 cities asking that landing places for air ships to be included as part of development.

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LEGAL NOTICE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION PLAINVILLE, CT At its May 10, 2011, regular meeting, the Plainville Planning and Zoning Commission rendered the following decisions: APPROVED a resubdivision for FCP-TWO, LLC to resubdivide remaining portion of Lot 34 into two lots for property located on Farmington Valley Drive. APPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS a site plan modification for Dr. Gary Santa Maria to expand parking to accommodate business needs for property located at 64 Maple Street. Respectively submitted, David Thompson, Secretary Planning and Zoning Commission Dated at Plainville, CT This 11th day of May 2011.

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Thursday, May 19, 2011 — The Plainville Citizen PETS & LIVESTOCK HORSE LOVERS EXCEPTIONAL Riding opportunity in exchange for 6-8 hours per week. AM and PM time needed. Call: 203-272-6593

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TERRIER MIX-1yr, raised in home w/kids, housebroken, upto-date shots, health guaranteed. Adorable, playful & affectionate female, black & white, smooth coat, short-haired, dog crate, has micro-chip, neutered great markings. Looking for solid home, fenced yard. Refs please. Schedule appts to see 203-686-1570.

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FURNITURE & APPLIANCES 2000 Shamrock 21' Camper Sleeps 7. Newer tires & battery. A/C. Heater, outside stove. $5,000. Call Terry 860-628-2981

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2004 PALOMINO 21' Ultra Lite Hybrid Camper w/slide. Heat/AC, fridge/freezer, full bath & more! Sleeps 6. Excellent Condition! $8,900 or best offer. 860-621-7512

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BULLDOGS, Frenchie, Chihuahuas, Yorkie, Shih-Tzu, Labradoodle, Poms, Boston Terrier. Cane Corso, Blue Pit, Poodle mixes, Dachsunds, Bull Mastiff. German Shepherds. $350+. 860-930-4001

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MOVING! Living Rm Sofa, Love Seat, End Tables. New - $800. Dining Rm Hutch & Server $400 or best offer. Plus other misc items. (203) 235-1557 SEARS Stackable washer/electric dryer. Clean/gently used. Perfect for apt or condo. $250 OBO (203) 676-9205 SOFA & LOVESEAT-matching set olive green w/pillows, wood frame around the edges. Exc cond! $400 FIRM DRESSER-black w/5 drawers & night stand w/2 drawers. Good cond! $40/OBO COFFEE TABLE-beige, rectangular w/glass, on wheels. Good cond! $30/OBO 203-935-1049

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MOVING SALE Mahogany King Size Sleigh BR; Queen sleeper, L.S. & Recliner w/tables. Dining Rm w/ Hutch, Ethan Allen 3 pc Wall Unit; Set of Cherry Queen Anne Tables, Cherry 6 ft. Curio; Never used Camelback Couch, Oak Desk w/Computer, so much more. Everything in A-1 Shape. (203) 238-3836

PUGGLE. 12 month old Female. Current shots. Spayed. Good w/other dogs and kids. House broken. asking $550.00 203910-0729

SONY Big TV 32 inch, $175 Black desk, $150 Black dresser draw, $150 Call 203-235-0875

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE CARPENTER Tools, over 20 power tools: drills, circular saws, sanders, etc. All very good cond. $1500. firm for all. (203) 317-1859 after 1pm

SUMMER RIDING PROGRAMS Rosehaven Stables, LLC Meriden www.rosehavenstables.com 203-238-1600

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT NESTOR MARTIN CAST IRON COAL OR WOOD STOVE - Very attractive, glass front door, 3 feed doors, self feeding coal chute and 2 heat exchangers included. $1100. 860-628-2469 or 860-919-7171

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH 23 PEOPLE NEEDED To Lose 5-100 Pounds! DR. RECOMMENDED! GUARANTEED! CALL 860-410-1080

PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION CLASS Required for CT applicants. $100. Call 203-415-1144

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MERIDEN- Renovated 1BR Crown Village W/W, appls, washer/dryer on-site, balcony, heat incld, parking. $725/mo. 2mo security. 203-634-9149 PLAINVILLE-1BR, appls, parking, storage, swimming pool. Quiet area. I-84 access. $700/month. Avail 6/1. 860-620-0598

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203-238-3499 Always Buying 1 Item to the Entire Contents of Estates Antique, Gold, Costume Jewelry, Furniture & So Forth. Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 S. Orchard St. Wallingford. 203-379-8731 or 203-284-3786 Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm

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

203-235-8431 FISHING TACKLE. Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Call Dave anytime 860-463-4359

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Only $950 Heat, Hot and Cold Water Included Central air! Intercom system! Fully applianced kitchens On-site laundry! with frost free refrigerator, Library with computer range with self cleaning oven, workstation! dishwasher, garbage disposal! Ample on-site parking! Community room with fireplace Picnic area with grill! and full service kitchen! 24-hr. maintenance! Secure three-story building with elevators!

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(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 1 & 2 BR Apartments Available. Clean. Hardwood floors. Spacious. Off street parking, extra storage, section 8 approved. $800-$1,000. Contact 203-379-0454 MERIDEN 1 BR, Broad Street. Near monument. Skylight, Sunken DR & Kitchen. Hdwd flrs. Decorative FP, Garage. $750. Call 203-272-6593 evenings.

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

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

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For Active Adults 55 and better MERIDEN East Side Condo 2BR. Fully applianced. No pets. No smoking. $875 (203) 235-4853

APARTMENTS FOR RENT FREE HOT TUB-Inherited a 4 seat hot tub w/new house; Needs tuneup but otherwise in good condition. New owner is responsible for hauling away. Call 203/641-2904.

CARPET 9x12 bound Beige. In like new condition. $25 TV/ Microwave cart, 2 door cabinet below. 34”H. $15 203-272-7792

Model 10-20 Plus REDUCED TO $300 (203) 238-2460

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MFG./MACHINES FOR SALE: Kurak: KV2000 Vertical Machining Center (x= 78 1/2 y= 31 1/2 z= 31 1/2 travels.) Torit VS3000 7.5 HP, Dust Collector; Atlas Copco 10 HP GA7 air compressor. All excellent condition. Call (203) 272-4899 for further info.

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L & E PROPERTY Management offers Meriden - 1, 2, 3 & 4BR apts Newly Renovated! Avail. Immed. 203-938-3789 MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd. MER 1BR, 2nd fl, hdwd flrs, heat, hot water, elec incld. W. Side, refrig, stove incld. $950/mo+sec. Call 203-6303823 12pm-8pm MER 2 BR 1st Fl apt. Large kitchen. Renovated, appliances, AC, coin op laundry. Heat & HW incl. No pets. $925/mo + sec. (203) 626-2320 MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. East Side, 3rd flr 2RMs, $190/wk+sec. 1BR, 3rd fl, $845/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm 203630-3823 or Meridenrooms.com MERIDEN -1 ROOM Private Bath. Clean. Stove, fridge. Broad Street. No pets. 2 mos security. Credit check req. $450. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN -WALLINGFORD LINE Large, 2 BR Luxury Condo. Laundry. No pets. $900 + utilities Call 203-245-9493

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

2 BR Starting at $800 Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN 151 Hobart St. 2BR, new cabinets and flooring. Credit & refs. $750/mo. Pets negotiable. Call (203) 980-1456 MERIDEN 1BR. New kitchen & updated bathrm, hdwd fl, off st parking. Fresh paint. New appls Prvt porch. Laundry. Starting at $595. Jonah 203-430-0340 MERIDEN 2 BR. 53 Washington St. 2nd Fl. Newly painted. Quiet building. Coin operated laundry. No pets. $750/month + 2 mos sec. 203-494-2147 MERIDEN 2BR, 3rd flr. Offstreet-parking. No pets. $775 per month plus securuity. Utils not included. Credit check. Call Tom 203-772-2227 MERIDEN MOVE IN SPECIAL Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841 MERIDEN-1BRS. apt, $700 & up. No pets. All appliances & hot water incl. 1 1/2 mo. sec. Coin op laundry. 1095 Old Colony Rd. 203-581-3620

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN- 2BR, 3rd Fl. Like new. 5 rooms. HW flrs, new kit & bath, new appls, $750 + utils, 1 mo. sec. Call 203-223-0755 MERIDEN-1BRS. apt, $700 & up. No pets. All appliances & hot water incl. 1 1/2 mo. sec. Coin op laundry. 1095 Old Colony Rd. 203-581-3620 MERIDEN-2BR apt. Nice area w/parking. $825/mo. incl. fridge, stove & w/d hkup, coin op. w/d. Storage area. No utils, pets or smoking. 1 yr lease. Cr. check & refs. req’d. Sec & 1st mo. rent. 203-608-8348 MERIDEN-3BR 2nd flr & 3rd flr. Liberty St. Recently renovated Stove & refrig, W/D hkup, offst parking, yard, storage. Sect 8 appr’d. $1100. 203-506-6398 MERIDEN. 1 BR $550/mo plus utils. Studio $450/mo plus util. On busline, no pets. Call 203982-3042 MERIDEN. 1, 2 & 3 BR apts avail. Sec & ref required. Call Ray Valenti, Remax Professionals for details (203) 238-1977 MOVE IN SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $750/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric included. Private balcony. 1 month free rent. Ask for details. Call for info 203-639-4868

SUMMER BROOK APTS Recently Remodeled 1BR - $725, 2 BR - $850-$875, 3BR - $1050 Incl. heat, HW, off st parking Income Guidelines Apply Applications can be obtained at 35CC Darling St. Southington 860-621-1700 EHO Financed by CHFA Creative Management & Realty Co., Inc.


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OPEN HOUSE Saturday, May 21, 2011 10am to 1pm City Living at its Best! Come Visit New Britain's Newest Community for Active Adults over 55! 55 West Main Street New Britain, CT 860-257-1330

The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, May 19, 2011 COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL RENTALS SOUTH MERIDEN-8600SF retail exposure, nice offices, showers, loading dock, drive in roll up door & more. Only $2,000 or best offer. Call 203-443-0819

HOUSES FOR SALE

APARTMENTS FOR RENT PLAINVILLE - X-Large studio apt. Fully appl. kit. inc. A/C, onsite prkg, balcony. $625/mo. Call CPI 860-225-1570 x1 WALLINGFORD -2 BR, 2nd FL, 4 Rms. Recently remodeled. Stove & refrig, carpeting, hookups, porches. No smoking. No pets. $895 + sec. 860-663-1389 WALLINGFORD 1BR, effiency apt, stove & refrig. Utils not incld. Central location. No pets. $730/mo+sec. 203-317-9824

MERIDEN-$299,999 Unique 4BR, 2 bath Cape feel of a Colonial, Cul-De-Sac, New stainless steel appliances, freshly painted open floor plan, first floor Mst, large bedrooms. Call Al 203-265-5618

SOUTHINGTON - Brick Ranch For Sale By Owner 3 bed. 2 1/2 baths. Granite counters. Attached 1-car garage. Central air. Deck. Two Fireplaces. Half finished basement with extra Kitchen, Wine cellar. Could be a In law Apartment. $299,999.(860)-426-0055

WALLINGFORD $269,900 What a lovely home. 4BR, 2BA, newer C/Air and roof. FP in LR, sunden DR, 1car under garage, circular driveway, over 1600 sqft all on .43 acre, quiet street. Call Kathy 203-265-5618

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

GARY Wodatch Debris removal of any kind. Homeowner’s, contractor’s, small dumpsters avail. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430 GARY Wodatch Demolition Services. Sheds, pools, decks, garages, concrete walks, patios, Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430

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GARDEN CENTER HIRING Helper- Must have plant knowledge and be able to lift 40 lbs and work outdoors. Retail experience preferred. Cashier experience helpful. Skid Steer Operator-Must be experienced and able to work weekends and outdoors in all weather . Fax resume to 203-265-2792

Grand Opening! All depts hiring in Southington and New Office in Meriden. FULL COMPANY TRAINING FT & PT work available Customer Service Sales Service Packing

SEEKING 4 or 5 Room House or 1st Fl Apartment. Have section 8. Quiet, clean, with one cat, trained. Call (203) 238-9756

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Start Immediately Meriden 203-440-9222 or Southington 860-329-0316 WALLINGFORD -$199,900 This charming house sits on a dead end st. Includes 4BRs, 2BAs, eat in kit, screened in porch walk out bsmt. Yard is fenced in. Great starter home! Call Toni 203-265-5618

IF you are looking for a great place to work, an opportunity to earn money and learn a little about insurance, Apply at: www.SFAjobs.com Also fax resume to 203-269-9331 ATTN: Tatia Winecoff, Agent State Farm Insurance Wallingford Fluency in English and Spanish are a Plus! Equal Opportunity Employer

DECKS DECKS R US Custom built decks, walkways, pavers, fireplaces, stone work. Family Run Since 1949. #573358 Call 203-715-8850 FROM your basic to your custom designed deck or give your old deck a facelift. Quality work. Lic’d journeyman carpenter. Reg. #0626386. Call 203-671-8950

EXCAVATING GRADING, Drainage, Foundations, Trucking, Retaining Walls, Pavers, Water/Sewer/Septic. Lic. #1682. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846 MC/Visa Accepted

HAVE DUMP TRUCK- Will carry out junk, debris, furniture, appliances, etc. We Take It All! Free Estimates. Call Ed.

K & A ENTERPRISES Water & sewer lines, inground tank removal, drainage, grading, additions, pavers. Insured. Reg# 571435 203-379-0193

FENCING CARPENTRY CUSTOM CARPENTRY Family rooms, kitchens, baths, siding, framing, tile. Ext/Int. Family Run Since 1949. #573358. Call 203-715-8850 J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880 REPAIRS Large or Small entry door & window replacement done by owner, also provide additions, finish basments, deck & complete home improvements. Free est. 203238-1449 CT REG. #578107 www.marceljcharpentier.com ROOFING & Repairs, Flat/ Shingle, Siding, Windows, Decks, Flooring, Painting, Carp. Lic & Ins. #572776 CALL BEN (203) 200-9861

General

WANTED TO RENT

BERLIN/Kensington. Brand new wood construction, cement floor, 32’x20’, 9’x9’ garage door, functioning windows. $550. (860) 930-4001

PT Fri 3pm-11pm; Saturday 11pm-7am; Sunday 3pm-11pm. Every other wknd. Exc communication skills & computer knowledge a must. Will train. Send resume only to: Monitor Controls, Inc. 178-180 Center Street Wallingford, CT 06492 Attn: Central Station Manager or fax 203-294-0811

Contact HCM @ 203-634-8427

MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or www.Meridenrooms.com

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WALLINGFORD $83,900 Two BR, 1BA. HW floors, c/a, Large kitchen with ss kitchen appliances, granite counter tops. Laurel View Park Owner/agent at 203-284-8121

All Shifts Bristol and New Britain. Must pass background & drug test. Experience required!

ROOMS FOR RENT

PLANTSVILLE - Small office or business building. 2400 sf. Central air, detached garage. For rent or for sale. Call (860) 621-2693

WALLINGFORD $58,000 Two BR, 1BA. with C/A, hardwood floors, newer appliances. Laurel View Park agent 203-284-8121

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MERIDEN Sterling Village Townhouse. 2 BR, 1.5 baths. Finished basement. New kitchen with maple cabinet, stainless steel appliances, silestone counters. New rear slider to 10x10 deck in enclosed yard. Ceiling fans in all rooms. Interior storm windows. $152,500. Call Sue (203) 687-5128

HELP WANTED

WALLINGFORD 2nd Fl Remodeled. New bath, kit & flrs. 2 BR. WD. Stove, refrig. Glassed-in porch. Garage extra. $850. Owner/Agent 203-269-7348

MERIDEN. Room for rent, all util, share kit, bath & LR. Washer & dryer, off st parking. $125/week. 2 wks sec. $50 key dep. (203) 605-8591

MERIDEN Spring Village Phase 2. New 1726 SF. Townhouse w/3BR, 2.5BA, huge LR, 2 car gar, trek deck. Starts at $220,000. Galleria RE Call 203-671-2223.

MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE

WALLINGFORD 2 bdrm, 1’st floor, new hardwood, carpet, windows, paint & refrigerator. Washer-dryer hookup. Offstreet parking, nice yard, Choate Vicinity, convenient location, No pets. Available now, $925.00 per month plus security. Call (203) 640-6308

WALLINGFORD-Lg. 2BRs, 43 Church St, $1095. Studio, 60 Center St, HW incl. $695. MERIDEN - 1BR, heat & HW incl., 9 Guiel Place, $775; Call 203-376-2160 or 203-213-6175

CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE

DECKS DECK REPAIR & REPLACEMENT Call JP Wolfe Contracting Established 1983 CT Reg #0629780 203-269-5175

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

GUTTERS

GUTTERS DON’T WORK IF THEY’RE DIRTY For gutter cleaning, call Kevin at (203) 440-3279 Fully insured. CT Reg. #569127. HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM Seamless Gutters/Downspouts Gutter cleaning/repairs No Job Too Small. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

HEATING & COOLING

DON’T Wait til it’s too late. Annual AC tune-up. Call Duane Co. Quality work. Major credit cards. Low rates. 203-379-8944 #400335-S1

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

FOR ALL Your Home Improvement Needs Call JP Wolfe Contracting Established 1983 CT Reg #0629780 203-269-5175 J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880

HOUSE CLEANING HOUSECLEANING Home, office, res/com. Insured Done by an exp’d lady. Good refs. Call Ilda 203-234-7958/ 203-848-4781 I WOULD like to help you keep your home clean & tidy. Please call for a quote 203-238-0566 (Mature Woman/U.S Citizen) POLISH/ENGLISH speaking woman to clean house w/care. 2nd cleaning 50% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. 860-538-4885 YOUR HOME or office will be sparkling clean. Free estimate. Good references. Insured. 10 yrs of exp. Call (203) 815-6630

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

Pay for your RecordJournal subscription with your credit card. For your convenience we accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover & American Express. Call (203) 634-3933 to order your Record-Journal subscription today.

HOME DOCTOR All repairs A-Z Addt’s, kit., baths remod, water dam, seamless gut. Since ‘49. Credit & debit cards accepted. #573358 203-639-8389/715-8850

HARDWOOD FLOORING RC HARDWOOD FLOORS, LLC Install, finish & refinishing. All repairs. Big & Small jobs. Free estimates. HIC. #0612038. Call (203) 723-2175

GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 cell 860-558-5430

IF YOU MENTION THIS AD Spring Clean-Ups. Clean Estates, Home, Attic, Bsmnt, Garage, Appliances, Furniture. Free est. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

JM LAWNCARE Spring Cleanups, Lawn Mowing, Trimming. Comm & Res. Call for free est 860-796-8168 JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Spring clean-ups & all your landscaping needs. Top Quality Work Fully Licensed & insured. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311 LAWNMOWING, Spring Cleanups, hedge trimming, brush & tree removal. Dump Runs. Junk Removal. Don 203-235-1318

MOWING Precision Cut Lawns Owner Operated since 1982 Southington, Meriden, Wlfd Reliable, affordable, free est. Satisfaction Guaranteed! Res/Comm Fully ins. CT566423 203-715-0101 or 860-621-6822 RETAINING Walls, Paver Walkways and Patios. Licensed and insured. Free estimates. CT#615434 For all your landscape needs call 203-927-2681

HANDYPERSONS

CT Reg #606277. Give us a Call - WE DO IT ALL! Free estimates. 203-631-1325

COMMERCIAL and Residential Spring Clean Up, Aerating & Dethatching , Mowing. Much more. Lic & insured. CT#615434. (203) 927-2681

BEGO’S Masonry Retaining Walls, Brick and Block works Fireplace, Chimneys, Stairs, Stoops, Sidewalks, Masonry Repair and much more. Free est. 20yrs exp. CT# 601857 203-754-5034 or 203-565-7129

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JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We clean Estates, Homes, Attics, Bsmt, Gar, Yard, Appliances ***FREE ESTIMATES*** 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

Pete In The Pickup Junk Removal & Odd Jobs 203-886-5110

LANDSCAPING

RICK’S AFFORDABLE Mowing, clean-ups, mulch, brush, pricker & small tree removal. Trim hedges. Clean Gutters & Power wash. 203530-4447. STUMP GRINDING Multiple stump discounts. Fully insured. Call Mark at Eagle Stump Grinding 203-704-0821

WE WEED GARDENS Norm the Gardener’s 3-man crew is only $65/hr. CT Reg#571339 (203) 265-1460

LAWN & GARDEN $25 LAWNS For most neighborhood lawns. Spring cleanups. Sr. discount. Call Ed (860) 302-8847

ROTOTILLING Garden Bill with Troy Bilt. No garden too small. (203) 294-1160


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Thursday, May 19, 2011 — The Plainville Citizen HELP WANTED BARMAID (M/F) Great personality & sense of humor for popular neighborhood bar. P/T Lenny’s Cafe. (203) 265-2626 EXPERIENCED Office person needed. Must have strong computer, people and organizational skills. Full Time. Fax Resume to 203-265-2792.

MASONRY BEGO’S Masonry Retaining Walls, Brick and Block works Fireplace, Chimneys, Stairs, Stoops, Sidewalks, Masonry Repair and much more. Free est. 20yrs exp. CT# 601857 203-754-5034 or 203-565-7129 EGLIS Masonry Brick walls, stone walls, walkways, patios, chimneys, retaining walls. CT# 611784 (203) 465-9806 FAZO Masonry Free est. 28 Yrs exp. Pool decks, patio, pavers, stone wall, steps, walks, stucco, chimneys. Repairs. 10% off. 203-759-0879 CT Reg# 568080 http://euromasonry.tripod.com

PLUMBING

FAHEY PLUMBING Hometown plumber for 34 years. All calls answered & appts kept. Please call Rick at 203-235-1383 ● 203-694-9272 MEDINA Sewer & Drain Clean ing Services LLC. Quality work at affordable prices. 24hr srv. Benny Medina 203-909-1099

POWER WASHING A-1 Quality Powerwashing HOT WATER, LOW RATES Call Dennis 203-630-0008

JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 26 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498 PAUL’S MASONRY - New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplace. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281 S & H MASONRY LLC Stonewalls, steps, chimneys, concrete, retaining walls, FPs, Lic/Ins. #607639. 203-376-0355

POWER WASHING Is Spring cleaning On the outside. FREE ESTIMATES. Call Kevin 203-440-3279

The Powerwashing Kings Others Wash - We Clean! 203-631-3777 860-839-1000 thepowerwashingkings.com

ROOFING W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry. CT Reg # 0626708 Call 203-235-4139

PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING

A-1 QUALITY PAINTING Specializing in Wood/Aluminum siding. Low rates. Reg#533474. Call Dennis 203-630-0008 DANIEL PAINTING Exterior/Interior *interior work @$35/hr plus material Established 1986 CT Lic #561725 203-927-6 191

CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT Siding Roofing Windows Remodeling Decks Gutters Addtions Credit Cards Accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455

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SUNNY’S Painting & Powerwashing 20% Senior Discount. (203) 500-2537 CT#536257 Steven K. Sundberg

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ROOFS R US Resid/comm. Repairs also. Windows, Siding, Seamless gutters, we beat any quote. Family owned since ‘49. Member BBB. 203-715-8850 #573358 Credit/ Debit cards accepted.

SERVICES OFFERED

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

SIDING CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT Siding Roofing Windows Remodeling Decks Gutters Addtions Credit Cards Accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455

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

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

TOP SOIL SAND & FILL BEAUTIFUL FARM FRESH Screened Top Soil. Fill, Sand & Stone, Mulch. Picked up or delivered. No minimum. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846

HAZELWOOD EXCAVATING Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.

203-269-0135 TREE SERVICES GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430

GOT STUMPS? Stump grinding done at reasonable prices. Extra discount for 3 or more. Call (203) 671-8950

PAVING

Over 25 yrs exp. Paving, seal coating, concrete work. CT Reg#0577005. 203-237-6058

ROOFING

Residential/Commerical. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

O’CONNOR HOME IMPROVEMENT, LLC

SEWER/DRAIN CLEANING SERVICE Family owned & operated since 1981. John Rees 203-235-8504, 860-223-1197 or 203-294-1421

203-639-0231 Lic. & ins. Free est. Work performed by owner. CT Reg #602521

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

ROOFING & Repairs, Flat/ Shingle, Siding, Windows, Decks, Flooring, Painting, Carp. Lic & Ins. #572776 CALL BEN (203) 200-9861

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 30 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775 lavignestreeservicellc.com

PRICKER REMOVAL RICK’S AFFORDABLE Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or small. 11 yrs exp. 203-5304447. YARDLEY TREE SERVICE.com Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159

LEGAL SECRETARY/PARALEGAL Busy law firm seeking full time legal secretary/paralegal for commercial and residential real estate, Medicaid and Title XIX. Experienced preferred but willing to train in areas of Medicaid and Title XIX. Bilingual a plus. Send resume to: Record Journal, Box 10p, 11 Crown St, Meriden, CT 06450. MANAGER/CSR Needed for a Large Property and Casualty Insurance Agency. License preferred, however will train qualified candidate. Must have excellent interpersonal and computer skills. Please send resume to: P.O. Box 927, Wallingford, CT 06492

HELP WANTED DIESEL Mechanic needed for construction company. Fax resume to 203-265-2792 EXPERIENCED TAILOR or SEAMSTRESS Full Time or Part Time Call (203) 245-9381 Ask for Lena PART-TIME PL Ins CSR needed. CT P&C Lic & exp req. TAM a plus. Email resume: ddrescher@drescherins.com PART-TIME pool attendant. Nights & wknds. Must have transport. Fax resume to (203) 235-0234. No phone calls. Maier Property Management. PET Sitting svc. hiring pet lovers for 6AM-9PM, flex. & weekend hrs. Earn $12+ caring for pets. Must have refs, car & exp. www.waggingtails.com RECEPTIONIST/PARALEGAL Full time position for small law firm in Central Connecticut. Duties may include real estate, divorce, litigation, and bankruptcy. Experience preferred. Health Insurance. Send resume to: Record Journal, Box 9p, 11 Crown St, Meriden, CT 06450. Restaurant

MERIDEN SCHOOLS Federal Credit Union Wanted: Assistant Manager Oversees Lending, IT, Compliance Email Resume: Ed@MeridenSchoolsFCU.com or Fax: 203-440-4142 METAL STAMPING Company Is seeking experienced applicants for the following positions: POWER Press Setup/Operator GENERAL Office Worker JANITOR/DRIVER ISO Management Rep (PT) Apply in person Companion Industries 891 West Queen Street Southington CT

Part Time Accounts Payable Administrator (Job Share position) Choate Rosemary Hall, a nationally and internationally recognized independent secondary school is seeking a part-time Accounts Payable Administrator in the Financial Office, Monday-Friday, approximately 12-18 hours/week, yearround. This position is responsible for the timely and accurate processing of all accounts payable invoices and employee reimbursements, review employee’s credit card expense reports, prepare month-end and year-end journal entries, and other accounting duties. Candidate must have a minimum of 3 years experience in all phases of an automated accounts payable function, the ability to successfully coordinate multiple priorities and have excellent organization and communication skills. The successful candidate must be available to work additional hours ads needed. Please send resume with a cover letter including salary history to: Human Resources, Choate Rosemary Hall 333 Christian Street Wallingford, CT 06492 or email to hresources@choate.edu www.choate.edu

There’s No Place Like The Neighborhood!

Nucor Steel Connecticut, Inc., a division of the nation's largest steel and steel products manufacturer and largest recycler is seeking to assemble a hiring pool of qualified applicants for entry level jobs in:

Production We are looking for candidates who are willing to work rotating shifts which would require working both day and night shifts in a drug free environment. Most positions in our steel plant require moderate to heavy lifting and can be physically demanding including working in extreme temperatures. We offer competitive pay and benefits including Health Insurance and 401K Plan. Individuals interested in learning more about Nucor Steel Connecticut should register at http://www.nucor.com/opportunity and enter NSCTP4 Individuals who register should be prepared to complete a brief questionnaire. Previous registrants will need to take the questionnaire again to be considered. The registration period ends May 18, 2011. Responses to the questionnaire will determine who receives an instructional letter regarding scheduled testing. Each individual should submit only one questionnaire related to this job posting. Nucor Steel Connecticut does not accept unsolicited resumes. No phone calls please. Nucor is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

Now Hiring EXPERIENCED COOKS! Apply in person daily, 2pm - 4pm AT: 270 New Britain Ave in Plainville At Applebee¹s you will enjoy: Flexible Hours, Competitive Pay, Extensive Training & Meal Discounts. Let’s Work Together! EOE SEEKING Experienced E-2 Licensed Electrician & Apprentice with minimum 2 years experience. Residential, Industrial, Commercial. Competitive wages and benefits package. (203) 272-9521. EOE SUMMER JOB FAIR! Meriden Food Service and Basketball programs hiring for 10-25 hrs per week June 23-Aug 18th. Morning and afternoon shifts. Must be 18 yrs or older and enjoyworking with people. Job Fair will be held Thurs May 26th, 3pm-6pm at New Opportunities of Meriden, 74 Cambridge St, Meriden. For directions or more information, please call 203-235-0278 ext 24. TELESALES Rep Growing company seeking energetic outbound salespersons. Computer exp nec. Candidates must have sales experience and a nose for the close. Forward resumes to jmartin@thatsgreatnews.com UNITED INDUSTRIAL SERVICES One of the premier environmental contracting firms in the northeast has immediate openings for Class A CDL Drivers. Tanker & HazMat endorsements are req’d. Attractive benefit package offered. Call our job hotline 866-896-5794 or send resume to apps@ unitedindustrialservices.com EOE WAITSTAFF Day & night shifts available. Exp’d only. Apply in person: Athenian II Diner, 864 Washington St, Route 66, Middletown.

MEDICAL CAREERS Per Diem Therapeutic Recreation Director Miller Memorial Community, Meriden's choice for excellence in senior residential Healthcare services, seeks a qualified, compassionate, energetic T.R.D. to join our professional team. Hours include some evenings and weekends; responsibilities include assisting the T.R.D. Manager with planning & recreational programs for residents of long term care and short term rehabilitation facility, created by Miller's T.R. Department. Minimum requirements: T.R. certification and/or an Associate's Degree in T.R. or related field, plus two years or more of long term care experience. Dementia Programming Experience preferred. Drug testing and criminal background check required. If you are willing to go the extra mile for your patients and are truly interested in person-centered care, please apply to:

Personnel Manager Miller Memorial Community, Inc. 360 Broad St., Meriden, CT 06450 Fax 203.630.3714 or email: hfparisi@emmci.org EOE REGISTERED NURSE Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care, a faith-based home health care agency serving central Connecticut, is seeking a Registered Nurse to work in its care of the sick program. Home care experience preferred. Benefits. Competitive salary. For more info., call 203 238-1441.

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