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Volume 10, Number 22

Plainville’s Only Weekly Newspaper

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Plainville’s Memorial Day epitomizes small-town community

Watchers emerge from beneath umbrellas and line the streets to cheer on the marchers. Many people wore red, white and blue, and waved flags. More photos at www.plainvillecitizen.com . Citizen photos by Robin Lee Michel

The three grand marshals of the Plainville Memorial Day Parade listen to officials thanking them for their service to their country. From left are Mary Dumais, who served with the U.S. Army; Wanda Janowski, who was in the Marine Corps; and Kristie Ricciardi, who served with the U.S. Air Force. Story on page 8.

Business breakfast offers ‘good news’ for economy By Julie Sopchak The Plainville Citizen

A crowd of business folk gathered at the cafeteria of General Electric Energy on Woodford Avenue in Plainville on Wednesday morning, May 25, to talk about current business happenings in Plainville and to offer advice and networking for smaller businesses trying to move up in the world. It was the Plainville Economic Development

Agency’s business breakfast featuring Paul Foody, general manager of global product solutions for GE Energy Industrial Solutions, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Farmington Bank John Patrick, and Lender Relations Specialist for the Small Business Administration William Tierney. Also, the EDA Business Excellence Award was given See EDA, page 25

Joanne Edman, of Plainville, rings a bell to bring attention to the Citizens and Property Owners Association of Plainville.

Avery Nye, 2, plays around the flagpole at Veterans Memorial Park.

Evan Chamberland, 16 months old, looks dapper on Main Street.

General Electric’s carport shows commitment to solar energy By Julie Sopchak The Plainville Citizen Plainville is now home to North America’s largest solar energized carport, manufactured and owned by General Electric. The official grand unveiling for the structure took place Wednesday morning at GE Energy headquarters on Woodford Avenue and attracted a crowd of hundreds to see the business shed some new light on an alternative for energy consumption. “GE continues to demonstrate a commitment to technologies that will help create a cleaner, smarter and more efficient electrical infrastructure,” said Plainville Town Manager Robert E. Lee. Also present was Gov. Dan Malloy, who addressed the crowd and expressed

Citizen photo by Julie Sopchak

Gov. Dannel Malloy visits Plainville May 26 for the unveiling of General Electric’s solar-powered carport charging station for electric cars. Malloy, left, flips the power switch to “on” with Luis Ramirez, GE chief executive officer of Industrial Solutions.

positive sentiments toward GE and its newest endeavors. “I want Connecticut to be a leader in the development of these technologies and the development of these products and the use of these products,” Malloy said. “That’s why having these makes so much sense.”

The port, currently for GE employees only, can provide parking for up to 40 vehicles and charge about 13 vehicles daily with six charging stations. GE Energy CEO Luis Ramirez said all the power generated from the port from the sun can power 20 homes a year. “This introduction of See GE, page 23


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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, June 2, 2011

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Volunteers from General Electric, Hannah Hayes, left, and Karen Prevalla work a flower bed at Domus Amoris during the United Way Day of Caring. road. Men had ropes attached to the studs and with a “heave-ho” brought the timbers down. The beams were then dragged or carried to a nearby rubbish container. All this work was at only one of the half-dozen sites in Plainville that were being improved by volunteers through the annual United Way Day of Caring. Many United Ways sponsor these annual work days including the United Way of West Central Connecticut which serves Plainville, Bristol, Burlington and Plymouth.

Lisa Bagwell, a GE engineering manager, was attempting to tame the bushes at the front of the two-acre Domus Amoris property. She volunteered because, “It is the right thing to do to help people. I enjoy watching them watching us, seeing what we’re doing to help.” Karen Prevalla, Hannah Hayes and Kate Johnston, who work together in marketing, chatted non-stop as they dug in the flower beds, turning over the soil and adding mulch. “It gets me out See Volunteers, page 6

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Volunteers working outdoors at Domus Amoris had an appreciative and attentive audience last Friday. Many of the adopted and foster “children” of Gary and Nancy Orsi were lined up in wheelchairs outside their home, “House of Love,” on South Washington Street to watch the men and women from General Electric in Plainville tackle a variety of chores. There was certainly a lot to watch. Some volunteers, all wearing cobalt blue T-shirts, clipped bushes and hauled away massive piles of undergrowth. Others raked flower beds and planted flowers. Possibly the most massive task was removing a rotted deck from the original family home located close to the

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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, June 2, 2011

Students working with town’s Clean Energy Task Force By Brian Woodman Jr. Special to The Citizen

The Clean Energy Task Force, which consists of

members appointed by the Plainville Town Council, makes recommendations to local officials regarding topics related to renewable ener-

gy. The task force may recommend what vendors to approach when considering the purchase of solar power panels for a town building, for example. But this year, local youth also have a role to play. Eight members of the Plainville High School Environmental Club, which began three years ago, serve as

junior members of the task force. While these students may not have an actual vote, task force members said, they do have an impact on

the meetings by serving as liaisons between the school and the town.

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Volunteers Continued from page 2

of the office and I like to work with my hands,” Hayes said in explaining why she was volunteering. Johnston said this was her fifth year participating in Day of Caring and during that time she had worked at several area ARCs and the Plainville Day Care Center. “It’s a nice change of pace. It grounds you with what’s important.” Nancy Orsi said she and her husband are very grateful for the work performed each year. “It’s so much fun. They really help us out.” Other sites improved by

Outside Domus Amoris, family members and volunteers gather near several flower beds that were plantAssembling a desk at the Plainville Day Care Center, ed with spring flowers. from left are Joni Czajkowski, administrative assistant, Geoff Butland, Jose Fitz-Gibbon, Bill Calder and fence painting at the Lady of Mercy Parish Center Plainville Housing Authority on South Canal Street, some Matt Dougherty. Citizen photos by Robin Lee Michel

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Memorial Day observances evoke pride and thankfulness By Robin Lee Michel The Plainville Citizen

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Main streets. The event featured everything a good parade should have: marching bands, baton twirlers and dancers, pageant princesses, and friends and neighbors representing various clubs and sports teams. Children waved to their parents. Crowds clapped and called out greetings to people they knew. A military jet did a flyby. The Plainville High School Marching Band paused for a few minutes before the musicians smartly stepped down the street while being filmed for an audition tape for Disney World. And of course, the grand marshals took one of the top spots. This year, the Plainville Memorial Day Parade was led by three female veterans: Mary Dumais, who served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War era; Wanda Janowski, who was a Marine Corps staff sergeant in World War II; and Kristie Ricciardi, who served with the U.S. Air Force in South America in the war on drugs. Except for a few inconsiderate hecklers, Plainville’s parade represented everything good about the community, epitomizing why people choose to live in this small town, where most people know their neighbors. When the celebration was over, many residents headed over to Veterans Memorial Park for a more solemn observance, remembering those servicemen and women who died while serving the United States. Scott Saunders, who was parade organizer for the first time, acknowledged Memorial Day and its essential message that “needs to be remembered by future generations.” A moment of silence was held in remembrance of Staff Sgt. Frank Christiansen, a veteran of Iraqi Freedom, who died in October after battling various ailments resulting from his military service. During the parade, Linden Street School students, staff

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This year the Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill, will be sponsoring a Vacation Bible School program, “Shake It Up Cafe,” which will teach

about being a follower for God through drama, crafts, games, mission stories, and music. It will be held from June 27 to July 1, from 6 to 8 p.m., for children in first through sixth grades. Children will become chefs-intraining at “Shake It Up Cafe,” as the group discovers God’s recipe for living. Anyone can attend, and the church hopes that students and families extend an invitation to friends and neighbors to be part of Shake It Up Cafe. Signups are until Friday, June 10. For more information, contact Karen Waldmann, at

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Beverly Mollica Beverly (Ross) Mollica, 65, of Plainville, died May 20, 2011, at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain campus. She was the widow of Anthony Louis Mollica. She was born in Torrington, on April 22, 1946, daughter of the late John and America Adeline (Dassan) Ross. She worked for 18 years at The Hartford Insurance Company as associate operational support. She was an avid collector of pigs. She also loved the casinos, bingo and spending time with family and friends. She is survived by her partner of 30 years, Connie Kraft, of Plainville; a son, Anthony Mollica Jr. and his wife, Mary, of Ireland; three daughters, Lucy Ligon, and Brenda Alexander and her husband, Wayne, all of California, and Teresa Szczepanski, of West Simsbury; a brother, Edward Ross and his wife, Myrtle, of Waterbury; four sisters, Judy Searles and her husband, Larry, Jerri DiNicola and her husband, Gigi, Rosemary Farina and her husband, James, all of Waterbury, and Joanne Brooks and her husband, James, of Wolcott. She will also be missed by nine grandchildren. The funeral was held May 28, 2011, at Chase Parkway

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Governor Ella T. Grasso. He then pursued additional courses at Tunxis Community College. He was a lifelong fan of the Boston Red Sox. Besides his devoted wife, he is survived by one son, William A. Naples Jr. and his wife, Donna, of New Britain; six daughters, Chiara L. Leone and her husband, Thomas, of Newington, Barbara J Bartholomew and her husband Roger J., of Bristol, Evelyn A. Naples, of Unionville, Elizabeth M. Sitz and her husband, Scott F., of Middletown, Wendy M. Grosso and her husband, Robert, of Farmington, and Marie N. Gagnon and her husband Raymond J., of Newington; five sisters, Orselina Badolato, of New Britain, Michelina Muraca, of Plainville, Shirley Perfido and husband, Joseph of Newington, Janice Salvadori

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Day of Caring a success

To the editor: The United Way of West Central Connecticut, serving the communities of Plainville, Bristol, Burlington, and Plymouth, celebrated its 20th Annual Day of Caring on May 20th. Twenty years ago, we had a vision of a better community where neighbors help each other and everyone pitches in when a project needs to be completed. Out of this vision, Day of Caring was born. This annual community-wide volunteer event is a chance for individuals to give, advocate and volunteer. It’s a day to join hands, open your heart and find your voice. It’s an opportunity to show everyone how you Live United. Once again, this year’s Day of Caring experienced a record turnout! More than 700 volunteers completed 60 projects at 22 local non-profit

organizations in our four communities. It was inspiring to witness the generosity and enthusiasm of so many volunteers. Volunteers who participated in Day of Caring 20 from Plainville included employees of Cigna Healthcare, GE Industrial Solutions and Webster Bank. The following individuals also participated: Sue Bernier and Kelly Brasile. Youth participated through the United Way Kids in the Middle Program at the Middle School of Plainville and the United Way Youth Board with students from Plainville High School. Thank you to all of our hardworking and dedicated volunteers. Furthermore, special thanks for the financial support of Day of Caring 20 from the following Plainville sponsors: GE Industrial Solutions, Jainchill & Beckert, Plainville Rotary Club, Triad Healthcare and Wheeler Re-

gional Family YMCA. Special thanks to Dave Pasqualicchio for organizing our litter clean-up efforts and donating bags and gloves. Also, thanks to Mike Patterson at Patterson Enterprises for donating a Dumpster to United Way. Many thanks again to the planning committee and all of our volunteers and sponsors who made this day a great success for all involved. Colleen Bolingbroke Bristol Colleen Bolingbroke is the director of marketing and community relations for the United Way of West Central Connecticut.

Budget vote: voter friendly? To the editor: Not enough voters turn out to vote on the town budget according to Val Dumais. See Letters, next page

Government Meetings

Thursday, June 2 Bicycle Friendly Committee, Municipal Center, 4 p.m. Insurance Commission, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Senior Citizens Committee, senior center, noon. Monday, June 6 Town Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 8 Conservation Commission, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m.

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Some people still live in mail order homes By Brian Woodman Jr. Special to The Citizen Gary Eisenhauer, a retired home renovator, shared his interest in tracking down older local homes ordered through the Sears and Roebuck catalog with residents gathered for his May 17 lecture at the Plainville Historic Center at 29 Pierce St. “It’s my first lecture on anything,” Eisenhauer said afterward. His search for the homes in Plainville is an ongoing project which began last November. He said there are about 30 homes in Plainville that he has confirmed were ordered from Sears, which sold an estimated 100,000 homes between 1908 and 1940. Customers ordering homes through the catalog needed to provide only land, labor and a foundation, he said. The company transported the homes by train. Sears was not the first company to offer homes this way. Alladin, a company specializing in this, began in 1906. Other competitors included Montgomery Ward. Sears offered about 450 different styles of home. Examples included the Crescent, which had a crescent-shaped arch over its front porch. Eisenhauer said the Crescent could be distinguished

by its front porch, which has three pillars in each corner. He said has found four of them in town at 41 Trumbull Ave., 150 Red Stone Hill, 62 Roberts St. Ext. and 16 Unionville Ave. Resident Art Screen, who lives in the Red Stone Hill house, said his house was built between 1921 and 1926. “I thought he did an excellent job,” he said regarding Eisenhauer’s lecture. “I did some research on my home about eight years ago. It didn’t come close to his presentation. I didn’t know there were that many Sears houses in town.” Eisenhauer said identifying the homes can sometimes be difficult because they were often renovated by buyers afterward. Sears also destroyed some of its home records just before discontinuing sales, which said has added to the mystique of his hobby. Screen said he received emails from Sears representatives seeking the blueprints to his home. Some of the Plainville sites are also located in an area informally known as “Trumbullville,” which consists of 80 acres of land once owned by the Trumbull Electric Company. Eisenhauer

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Bari Koral Family Band Plainville Family Resource Network, Wheeler Family Regional YMCA and t h e P l a i nv i l l e S c h o o l Readiness Program present The Bari Koral Family Rock Band. They will be performing on Friday, June 3, 6:30 p.m., at Plainville High School auditorium, 47

Robert Holcomb Way. Koral is an award winning performer from New York City and her latest compact disc received the 2010 Parent’s Choice Silver Award. Advance sale ticket prices have been kept low to allow families to have a night of music with their children or grandchildren. Advance tickets can be purchased at the YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave.; or Gnazzo’s Food Center, 73 East St. Tickets will also be available at the door for a higher fee. For more information, call

the PFRN at (860) 793-6304.

Headmaster’s Award for scholar Mooreland Hill School, 166 Lincoln St., Kensington, re c o g n i z e d Kathryn Plourde, of Plainville, as a recipient Plourde of the Headmaster’s Award for Young Scholars as an incoming fourth grader at

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From left, Steve Busel, Facilities Department director, accepts a plaque honoring the department as part of National Healthy Schools Day. Offering congratulations are Plainville Board of Education Chairwoman Becky Tyrrell and Superintendent of Schools Kathleen Binkowski. National Healthy Schools Day highlights the importance of clean indoor air quality in schools. “Kudos to the Facilities Department staff members who do an exceptional job of keeping our buildings clean, safe, and environmentally friendly,” said Director of Finance and Operations Richard Carmelich III.

Letters Continued from page 12 Funding for services and the all-important education budget depends on the participation of those who support these things. He writes that he knows the reason for this. The people who live in Plainville are less educated and on a lower socio-economic level than those who live in Farmington and therefore don’t give education money high enough priority. Really? What happened to the 800 stomping irate parents who showed up in the Wood Gym not so long ago to protest the Republican council cutting the Board of Education budget $200,000? We

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have lost them. He thinks that the budget vote should be taken away from us because it is a waste of time and money. So, they may vote in Farmington because they are smarter and richer and I might add classier, but we should allow a select group of politicians to make the money decisions in Plainville without question. Must we prove this out? Those who did show up on the “third strike” vote May 24 were greeted at our firehouse, not so cheerily, with an offensive large print notice — so that we senior citizens can see it — announcing that after you vote, you must leave and cannot return to use the rest rooms. Worse, it is suggested that poll workers were lectured

pre-voting about visiting or being friendly with voters. Heavens no, don’t encourage any smiling, conversation or community in Plainville. Perhaps someone in charge could have considered approaching anyone breaking the rules and quietly pointing that out. Isn’t that how it would be handled in Farmington? Janice Eisenhauer Plainville

Cancer survivors welcome to Relay To the editor: Relay For Life of Plainville is looking for cancer survivors to join us in a celebration of life on Saturday, June 11. A survivor is anyone who has ever been di-

Mooreland Hill School in the fall of 2010.

Reception for Kathy Binkowski A retirement reception will be held for Superintendent of Schools Kathleen Binkowski, honoring her many years of loyal and dedicated service to Plainville’s educational community. The reception will be held Tuesday, June 21, from 4 to 7 p.m., in the Plainville High School Cafeteria, 47 Robert Holcomb Way. Entertainment and light refreshments will be provided. The reception is open to the public, but those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP no later than Tuesday, June 7

Homes Continued from page 12 said the company ordered pre-cut homes during the 1920s for its employees. When the homes were first offered in 1908, materials could be had for as little as $452. By the late 1920s, some of the more expensive models, such as the Lexington, topped out at more than $4,000. Sears hit its peak for mail order homes in 1929 by making $12 million in sales. The company began offering agnosed with cancer. Our celebration is part of the 24hour event at Norton Park to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Survivor events begin at 3 p.m. on June 11 with survivors walking a lap around the track to celebrate “More Birthdays, More Wishes, More Time.” They will then be joined in another lap by their caregivers. It is a deeply moving experience. A reception on the premises follows the survivor and caregiver laps. Food and door prizes are provided by area businesses. Admission is free but registration is necessary. Visit www.plainvillerelay.org to register as a survivor or call Kris Farina, chairwoman of the Survivor

to Tina Gryguc, at (860) 7933210, ext. 206. In honor of Binkowski’s many years of distinguished service, a scholarship has been established in her name and will be given to a graduating Plainville High School senior. To contribute to the scholarship fund, checks may be made payable to the Plainville Board of Education and sent to Joan Calistro, Plainville Community Schools, One Central Square — Lower Level, Plainville, CT 06062.

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mortgages for lumber in the 1920s but expanded to entire homes. When the Great Depression occurred during the 1930s, Sears forgave about $5.2 million in mortgages rather than foreclose on its homes. In addition to assessor’s records, Eisenhauer used different reference works and online sources to learn more about the subject. If people are interested in talking to Eisenhauer about living in a Sears home or about his research, call him at (860) 7472696.

Committee, at (860) 410-9820. Kris Farina Plainville

Let’s hear the bands

To the editor: The rain certainly did not dampen the spirit of our Memorial Day Parade. In planning for the future, it might be a good idea to keep the canned music and blaring horns away from the bands. The students and adults work very hard to give their best performance and we should all be able to enjoy hearing their music. Carol Loiselle Plainville

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Senior center programs

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

center, unless noted. For more information or to register for programs, call the senior center at (860) 747-5728.

Be the first to know Be the first to know what is going on at the Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., by joining the newsletter e-

mail or pick-up list. The newsletter is published on the Senior Center Website prior to it being it sent out in the mail and each month the senior center will send a link to the newsletter right to an e-mail inbox. Or if an individual is a frequent visitor to the senior center pick-up the monthly newsletter at the senior center. Call the senior center and talk to Marcy or Carol about getting a name on the e-mail or pick-up list. Or just e-mail the senior center with information at the new newsletter information only address at scrgmmcb@att.net. The Town of Plainville Website, (www.plainvillect.com) under the Senior Center Tab also has the current monthly newsletter.

Friends Helping Friends Friends Helping Friends of the Plainville Senior Center, meets on the third Friday of the month (June 17) at 11:30 a.m. This group of single, widowed, divorced or nevermarried individuals meets monthly for lunch excursions at various restaurants in the area. Call the senior center to register.

Women’s breakfast Women’s Breakfast of the Plainville Senior Center, meets on the second Wednesday of the month at the Oasis Restaurant, Forestville. Pre-

The Plainville Citizen Thursday, June 2, 2011

Top bowlers

Photo courtesy of Plainville Senior Center Bowling League

Season play has ended for the Plainville Senior Center Bowling League and will resume in August. The top male and female bowlers were Dan Hurley, left, and Mary Oakes. Bowlers of all abilities, including beginners, are welcome to join this fun league. For more information or to join the league, contact Frank Robinson, Bowling League president, at (860) 747-2918. register by calling the senior center.

Classes beginning The following classes will be offered at the Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., for a fee. Sign-up for these classes began May 31, from 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. or from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. on any day. Classes that will begin

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The Plainville Senior Center was recently awarded a grant from the Elizabeth Norton Trust Fund to provide scholarships for school field trips, after school enrichment activities, and camp programs to children being raised by a grandparent. The senior center, in cooperation with the Plainville Youth Services Bureau, hosts a monthly Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support and Education program. The program provides grandparents with an opportunity to meet others for support and to share their experiences and concerns about raising grandchildren. A vaSee Senior, next page


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Health and Wellness Briefs

Relay for Life fundraisers

Relay For Life of Plainville 2011, which supports the American Cancer Society, will be held June 11 and 12, 10 a.m. to 10 a.m., in Norton Park, Plainville. A bake sale for the team

We Take the Cake will be held Saturday, June 4, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Gnazzo’s Food Center, 73 East St. The All Star Wishers team will have a fundraiser Monday, June 6 at Central Cafe, 24 Whiting St. A total of 10 percent of proceeds will be donated to Plainville Relay For

Healthy Kids Day

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Families participate in a variety of activities and watch demonstrations held at YMCA Healthy Kids Day to raise awareness about healthier lifestyles. A martial arts demonstration displays various techniques. A tumble area gives children the chance to clamber over various sizes and shapes of equipment.

Health board Opening

The Town of Plainville has joined with the Town of Southington to form the Plainville-Southington Regional Health District. The affairs of the Health District will be managed by a Health District Board. The Town of Plainville has an opening for a resident to serve with the Town Manager on the Health District Board. Health background or knowledge of health issues is preferred. Registered voters in the Town of Plainville who would like to apply can call the Town Manager’s office, (860) 793-0221, ext. 205 to request a Health District Board application. Completed applications must be received by Monday, June 13.

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To schedule an appointment, go online to www.redcrossblood.org or call (800) Red Cross.

Kidney Walk on June 12

American Red Cross blood drives will be held: June 8, 12:30 to 5:15 p.m., American Red Cross Farmington Blood Donation Center, 209 Farmington Ave. June 11, 6:30 to 11:15 a.m., American Red Cross Farmington Blood Donation Center, 209 Farmington Ave. June 11, 7:30 to 11:45 a.m., Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain Campus, 100 Grand St.

The 2011 National Kidney Walk of the National Kidney Foundation will be held Sunday, June 12, at the University of Hartford, Reich Family Pavilion, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford. Check in begins at 8:30 a.m. with walk at 10 a.m. Several families from Plainville are participating. For information, contact Filomena Fiore, (860) 441-1280 or filomena.fiore@kidney.org .

stalled on Plainville school roofs and how to prevent polContinued from page 11 lution runoff into local waclude Kelly Farina, Rebecca tercourses. The task force reLauzier, Andy Chapman and quested that they make changes and resubmit it. Liz Grosse. The junior members are During the meeting, the also working on a flyer for the youths discussed a brochure they were designing that in- task force, said Moore. She cludes information on topics said their next project will be such as the solar panels in- a website on clean energy.

Bowling for Myositis A fundraiser to help raise money and awareness for a rare autoimmune disease that causes muscle inflammation, will be held Sunday, June 12, from 1 to 3 p.m., at Laurel Lanes in Plainville. The cost includes two hours of bowling and shoe rental. Profits will go to the National Myositis Association. For more information, contact Joanna at mechlinskij@ gmail.com.

MS Group on June 20 The Plainville MS Support Group meets at the Wheeler Clinic, located at 91 Northwest Drive in Plainville, from 7 to 9 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. The next meeting will be June 20. There are more than 6,000 Connecticut residents diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, an often-times debilitating disease affecting the central nervous system. For more information, con-

Hospice volunteering

Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care, Meriden, is seeking hospice volunteers for its end-of-life care program. Classes are being organized now for the fall. Anyone interested in being a hospice volunteer, call Gretchen Rossi at (203) 2381441.

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Life. An ongoing Relay For Life bottle drive and drop off collection is at Jim’s Deli, 361 Woodford Ave., Plainville. For more information, contact Julie at Jim’s Deli, (860) 747-8857. Cellular cell phones, digital cameras and iPods (working or non-working) will be collected to benefit Relay For Life. For more information, call Laurie Gonzalez, (860) 384-1326.

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Bingo — Veterans of Foreign Wars Madeley-Roberts Post 574 men hold open bingo every Thursday, at 6:30 p.m., at post headquarters, 7 Northwest Drive at the corner of Route 10. The public is invited. Information: call Earl Carey at (860) 747-5400. Nature park tours — The Tomasso Nature Park, Granger Lane, is now open for the season. Sue Holcomb and Ruth Hummel will lead tours at 9 a.m. Thursdays. Guided walks are available for Scouts, clubs, or other

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Bari Koral Family Rock Band — Plainville Family Resource Network, Wheeler Family Regional YMCA and the Plainville School Readiness Program present The Bari Koral Family Rock Band. They will be performing on Friday, June 3, 6:30 p.m., at Plainville High School auditorium, 47 Robert Holcomb Way. Koral is an award-winning performer from New York City and her latest compact disc received the 2010 Parent’s Choice Silver Award. Advance tickets can be purchased at YMCA, 149 Farm-

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Plainville Choral Society — The Plainville Choral Society rehearses Mondays, 7 to 9:30 p.m., at the Gloria Dei Church, 355 Camp St., Bristol. Information: call Mal Cummings, at (860) 7475695, or Maureen Deming, at

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(860) 559-9781. Rotary Club — Plainville Rotary Club meets at 12:15 p.m. Mondays at J. Timothy’s Taverne, 143 New Britain Ave. Information: call Guy Doyon, at (860) 7934113.

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Bingo — Veterans of Foreign Wars Madeley-Roberts Post 574 Women’s Auxiliary holds open bingo every Tuesday, at 6:30 p.m., at post headquarters, 7 Northwest Drive at the corner of Route 10. The public is invited. Information: call Earl Carey at (860) 747-5400. Circus fans — Tent No. 24 meets on the first Tuesday of each month at J. Timothy’s Taverne, 143 New Britain Ave. Information: call Gary C. Payne, at (860) 833-7925. Citizens and Property Owners Association — The Citizens and Property Owners Association of Plainville

meet on the first Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., at the Plainville Police Department, Robert Holcomb Room. The public is invited. Information: call John Kisluk, president, at (860) 747-3542. Norton concerts — The Friends of Norton Park Concerts will be sponsoring a series of outdoor concerts. These concerts will be held at Norton Park at 6:30 p.m. on the following Tuesdays: June 7: Plainville Wind Ensemble; June 14: Plainville Choral Society; June 21: Amy Gallatin/country blue grass; June 28: Magic Moments/50’s and 60’s music; July 5: Riverboat Ramblers/ Dixieland jazz; July 12: Dick Santi Orchestra; July 19: Nzinga’s Daughters/ rhythm and blues; July 26: Old Tyme Fiddlers. Order of the Eastern Star — Olivet Chapter No. 29, O.E.S., meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the Masonic Temple, 70 E. Main St., Plainville. Plainville Wind Ensemble — The Plainville Wind Ensemble meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Plainville High School Band room. In-

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Food for Friends — The Food for Friends free meal is now served at Church of Our Saviour, 115 W. Main St., from 5 to 6:30 p.m., on the second, third and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Frederica Chapter — Frederica Chapter No. 110, O.E.S., meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at the Masonic Temple, 70 E. Main St. Frederica Chapter does not meet in July or August. Project Grad meeting —

YMCA Project Graduation is an all-night drug and alcohol-free party held at the Wheeler Regional Family YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., for the senior high school students on graduation night. The public is welcome to attend the Wednesday, June 8 meeting, at 7 p.m., at the Wheeler Regional Family YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave. Information: contact Kris Dargenio at (860) 302-6627 or e-mail kjdpjd@comcast.net .

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Bingo — Veterans of Foreign Wars Madeley-Roberts Post 574 men hold open bingo every Thursday, at 6:30 p.m., at post headquarters, 7 Northwest Drive at the corner of Route 10. The public is invited. Information: call Earl Carey at (860) 747-5400. Movie matinee — Friends of the Plainville Library will offer the free movie “True Grit” on Thursday, June 9, 2:30 p.m., at the library, 255 Main St.

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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. Kid’s Krafts — Kid’s Krafts will be held Friday, June 10, 10:30 a.m., at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. Children should wear play clothes since crafts sometimes get messy. To register or for more information, call (860) 7931450.

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PHS seniors Madison Peck, Emanual Yawin, Continued from page 13 Elona Tanski, Mark Gniadek, Trevor Bloom, AbiPlainville music instructor gail Leander, McKenna Todd Helming was recently Rita, Rebecca Crawford, selected by “The School Band Gabriel Yawin, Andrew and Orchestra Magazine” as Daniels and Brittany Roone of the “50 Directors who gan received the Farmington Make a Difference.” Valley Connecticut Association of Public Schools Superintendent’/Student Recognition Award and Certificate of Plainville High School sen- Excellence. iors Kendra Valliere and Alma Pietri have been awarded the Farmington Valley Connecticut Association Eastern Connecticut State of Public Schools Superin- University’s, Willimantic, tendent’/Student Recogni- 121st Commencement took place at the XL Center in tion Award.

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CCC South Division Championship Meet

Mills, Foster lead the way for Devils By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

Millie Mills defended her title — again. For the third straight year, the Plainville High School senior outdid the discus field at the conference championship meet. As a sophomore, Mills placed first in discus at the Northwest Conference championships. The NWC then ceased to be, and Plainville joined the Central Connecticut Conference. Last spring, Mills bested her discus competition at the CCC South Division meet. And this season she did it again. Mills’ first-place finish in discus helped the PHS girls track and field team place fifth overall at the 2011 CCC South championships, held May 25 at Platt High School in Meriden. Mills accumulated the majority of the Lady Blue Devils’ 55 points that day. After winning discus, she went on

Citizen photos by Nick Carroll

The Plainville High School track and field teams turned in some good work at the Central Connecticut Conference South Division championship meet, held last week at Platt-Meriden. Above: Chris Saunders goes to work in the 4x100 relay. The Blue Devil foursome placed fifth. Bottom right: Millie Mills bested the field in discus and was runner-up in both javelin and high jump. Top right: First-year team member Kevin See Devils, page 22 Spence threw more than 32 feet in shot put and finished fifth in javelin.

Golfers put on ‘back-nine charge’ this season By Mark Pukalo Special to The Citizen The Plainville golf team hopes to continue its strong late-season run with some tournament success. The Blue Devils will compete in the CCC tournament at Stanley Golf Course in New Britain today, June 2, measuring themselves against teams from all four leagues in the conference. “I look forward to it because it’s a good marker for the kids,” Plainville coach Steve Guerriero said. “It lets them know where they sit in the CCC.” The Blue Devils have plenty of Citizen photo by Nick Carroll

Plainville High School’s Tyler Goodall is pictured in action during a recent match.

confidence going in. Plainville (8-5) has won four straight CCC South matches, capped by an impressive 155 team score May 25 in a tri-match with Platt and Bulkeley at Tunxis Plantation. The Blue Devils were scheduled to finish the league season at Bristol Eastern Tuesday, after press time. Senior captain Aaron Forino, who should be a factor in the CCC tournament, shot a career-low 1-under par 34 to lead the way for Plainville against Platt and Bulkeley. “Aaron had a very consistent round,” Guerriero said. “He had a great feel all day and his drives were massive.” Senior Andrew Hamel shot 38 and junior Andrew Chapman had 41. Senior Jesse Carter and junior Stephen Boland added 42s. Sophomore Richard Hanson had a 43, playing junior varsity.

Guerriero said, with so many players at the top of their games, it will be difficult to narrow it down to four players for the CCCs. Poor weather has not stopped the Blue Devils. They avenged earlier defeats to Maloney and Middletown in rainy conditions recently. They had lost to Middletown by a stroke earlier this season at home before besting the Blue Dragons by 22 strokes on the road, May 23. “We practice in all conditions, wind, rain, snow, sleet,” Guerriero said. “That obviously proved to be effective, because it doesn’t bother them.” Forino and Hamel participated in the Chappa Memorial two-ball tournament at Longshore GC in Westport Friday. Guerriero said the duo got off to a tough start, but finished

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Plainville chooses to wait Citizen photo by Nick Carroll

Many high school football teams across the state are holding spring practice this week — but not the Plainville High School gridders. Connecticut football teams are given the option to hold a week of practice at the end of the school year, or to start a week early in August. PHS coach Chris Farrell went with the summer option; and it’s tough to question his decision-making. In 2010, Farrell’s first season on the job, the Blue Devils ran up a regular season record of 8-2, claimed the Central Connecticut Conference Division IV title and qualified for the state playoffs for the first time since 1997. Pictured: Back in August, PHS players began preparing for what would be a memorable campaign.

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Sneakers are squeaking on courts across Connecticut this week as state tournaments are in full swing. But for the young Plainville High School girls tennis team, the book has closed on the 2011 season. The Lady Blue Devils wrapped up their campaign last week with a 5-2 loss to Platt at Alumni Field. Plainville managed just five wins this spring while accruing nine losses. To earn a spot in the state tournament, a team must win at least 50 percent of its regular season matches. “Basically our season came down to eight matches against schools with which we could compete fairly well,” said PHS coach Chuck Radda. “We had to win them all, but only won two — and the loss to Middletown a couple of weeks ago really sealed the deal.” Middletown topped the Lady Blue Devils, 5-2, to dash the locals’ hopes of qualifying for the postseason. Plainville’s two wins against Middletown came in doubles play. “We were competitive in every singles match that day but couldn’t pull any of them out,” said Radda. That was a common theme throughout the year. “In that respect the season was disappointing,” Radda conceded.

However, the veteran coach is not heading into the off-season with a bad taste in his mouth. “The kids were great and they worked hard to the end,” Radda said. “Nobody goes out on the court planning to lose. But until they know what it’s like to feel the pressure of that third set, and then win it, success is hard to come by.” Plainville’s doubles teams carried much of the weight this spring. The three PHS tandems compiled a combined record of 27-15. Unfortunately, with the graduation of Kaitlin Lennon, Alma Pietri and Abby Szach, the Lady Blue Devils’ doubles lineup will look a lot different in 2012. Plainville also loses Anna Dzilenski, Meghan Gwara and Ashley Daniels to graduation. On the bright side, several varsity-tested players will be back in action next year, leading Radda to believe the Lady Blue Devils could be solid— could be. “Our success is going to rest on our newcomers. If they improve in the off-season, we’ll be strong,” Radda said. “If they don’t pick up a tennis racquet until next March, I’ll be turning in the same report next year at this time.”

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Tourney time Citizen photo by Nick Carroll

With a record of 12-8, the Plainville High School baseball team garnered the No. 16 seed in the CIAC Class M state tournament and was slated to face No. 17 Grasso Tech Tuesday, after press time. The winner of that one earned a second-round date with No. 1 St. Joseph or No. 32 Woodland. Check out The Citizen website or Facebook page for tournament updates. Pictured: The Blue Devils’ Brandon Dalena.

Bulletin Board Hoop clinic The 11th annual Plainville High School Blue Devils Basketball Clinic will be held July 11-15, 9 a.m. to noon, at PHS’s Ivan Wood Gymnasium. The clinic is open to boys and girls entering grades four through nine, and will be overseen by Lisa Mandeville, Jen Micowski and Marc Wesoly. For more information, e-mail Mandeville at lmandeville@wethersfield.k12.ct.us.

Men’s Softball Recent result from the Plainville Men’s Softball League: Plainville Oil 20, Zen Bar 8: Zac Allen and Jared Duquette each went 3-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored as Plainville Oil rolled. Jeff Dillon also went 3-for-4 and had a RBI for the victors, who pulled away in the sixth inning. Also coming through for Plainville Oil was Beau Chamberland (2-for-4, 2 RBI, 2 runs), Dan Spinelli (2 hits, 2 runs), Chris Jiantonio (2-for-3, 2 RBI, 2 runs) and Ryan Brayne, who anchored the outfield defense.

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strong on the back side. They shot 14-over par 83. The Blue Devils hope they have more golf to play after the CCC tournament. Plainville expects to find out

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to place second in javelin and second in high jump. The senior earned all-conference accolades in all three events. In other action, Plainville’s 4x800 relay team of Isabella D’Onofrio, Angie Andrukiewicz, Paula Frejlich and Delaney Russell took fifth, Ali Caponigro placed sixth in discus and fourth in shot put, and Shea Echols, a freshman, finished seventh in both the 100 and 200. PHS coach Robin Mills — Millie’s mother — was pleased with her team’s showing at the CCC South meet. The Lady Blue Devils’ goal heading into the event was to out-point Maloney and Platt, which they did. Maloney and Platt beat Plainville during the regular season. “It was a good day for us,” Coach Mills said of the CCC South competition. “It’s hard for small teams like Plainville to compete in a conference with large schools such as Bristol Central and Middletown. The girls gave everything they had, and did a great job representing their school.” Bristol Central won the CCC South team title with 209 points. Rounding out the field were Middletown (159.5), Berlin (107), Bristol Eastern (82.5), Plainville, Maloney

(46), Platt (40) and Bulkeley (6). Bristol Central also claimed the team crown on the boys side. The champs rolled up a hefty 166 points and were followed by Middletown (100), Bristol Eastern (90), Platt (76), Bulkeley (71), Plainville (70), Berlin (62) and Maloney (62). Adam Foster was the Plainville boys team’s top point-getter at the event. The junior was second in both the 100 and 200, earning all-conference honors for both performances. “This is a great showing in a very tough sprinting conference,” PHS coach Shaun Berard said. Also, Foster helped the 4x100 relay team to a fifthplace finish. Joining him in the relay was Brian Lister, Chris Saunders and Tony LoPizzo. Coach Berard also liked the work turned in by the Blue Devils’ Andrew Rottier (third place, 1,600), Mike Rottier (fourth place, 3,200), Malik Gordon (third place, high jump), Marquille Johnson (fourth place, 110 hurdles), Mark Durkee (fourth place, javelin) and Kevin Spence (fifth place, javelin). Several PHS athletes went on to compete in the CIAC Class M state meet. That event was slated for Wednesday, June 1. Check out The Citizen website or Facebook page for updates.

Boltromiejuk, grade 7, Middle School of Plainville; and Continued from page 8 Marcquille Johnson, grade 11, Plainville High School. and parents marched behind Students shared their a banner honoring Chrisheartfelt messages and tiansen, “hometown hero,” words of wisdom while readwho was a volunteer not only ing their essays. with veterans groups but at “Make sure when you see the school. Saunders called veterans in a parade, stand Christiansen the “last true up and respect them... repatriot.” spect our flag; it signifies Last year, a Memorial Day freedom,” Keating said. Essay Contest was launched Memorial Day is a time of by Dan Hurley, Memorial Day tears, memories and tradievent chairman for 25 years, tions, Boltromiejuk said. She and state Rep. Elizabeth “Bet- told about her military pen ty” Boukus. Students repre- pal who wrote of his lonelisenting each school received ness being away from his a $50 savings bond for their wife and daughter. “Imagine winning essays. The 2011 the first time you see your winners were Noah Gavin, firstborn child it is on grade 5, Wheeler School; Abi- Skype,” she said, referring to gail Leander, grade 5, Wheel- a video application used like er School; Madison Peck, a telephone on the Internet. grade 5 Linden Street School; Johnson spoke of his Timothy Keating, grade 5, mother’s 20 years in the miliToffolon School; Martha tary including the National

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Guard. “I’d watch Mom get dressed for the parade...It made me proud.” He also related his pride in his greatgrandfather, who served in World War II, and recalled the man’s flag-draped coffin. “I was proud when they gave that flag to my great-grandmother,” he said. After the placing of memorial wreaths amongst the flowers at the foot of four war monuments, “Taps” was played by two PHS students. When the notes faded, a few sniffles could be heard, hugs were abundant and veterans were thanked. The crowd dispersed; some people headed to the VFW Post for refreshments, others went to local cemeteries where Boy Scouts had placed flags by the graves, and still others headed to family cookouts. It was a patriotic day in Plainville.

Plainville Briefs Click It or Ticket The Plainville Police Department will join local and national law enforcement officers and highway safety advocates across the country for the 2011 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization until Sunday, June 5. During the mobilization, the Plainville Police will be cracking down on motorists who fail to wear their seat belts. The Plainville Police will be setting up checkpoints throughout the town in various locations and at various times.

Norton concerts The Friends of Norton Park Concerts will be sponsoring a series of free out-

door concerts. These concerts will be held at Norton Park at 6:30 p.m. on the following Tuesdays: June 7: Plainville Wind Ensemble; June 14: Plainville Choral Society; June 21: Amy Gallatin/country blue grass; June 28: Magic Moments/50’s and 60’s music; July 5: Riverboat Ramblers/ Dixieland jazz; July 12: Dick Santi Orchestra; July 19: Nzinga’s Daughters/ rhythm and blues; July 26: Old Tyme Fiddlers.

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The “Whit and Welch Show,” featuring state Rep. Whit Betts and state Sen. Jason Welch, airs Sundays at 8 p.m. on Nutmeg TV (www.nutmegtv.org) on Public Channel 5. The 30-minute show also airs Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. on Government Access Channel 96 (Comcast).

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An electric car receives power underneath the new carport for General Electric employees. tions to make our world less dependent on foreign oil with more attention and focus on renewable energy sources,” Lee said. “The Town of Plainville also recognizes the importance of renewable energy and solar power.” Ramirez said GE is currently putting together a plan to begin providing the solar panels to residential areas, with a lot of solar products already available in Eu-

rope. “Here in the United States, we’re actually developing a program were we’re providing the solar panels, the racking systems, and we’re consolidating that and we’re also doing the inverter technology that converts the energy,” Ramirez said. “And that’s what we’re packaging here, so by the end of the year we’ll have a rooftop system that we’ll also be selling in the United States.”

The Plainville Manufacturing Co. exhibit is now on display at the Plainville Historic Center, 29 Pierce St. This knitting mill 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. There are still Plainville residents whose ancestors lived in town. The historic center is handicapped accessible. For more information, call (860) 747-6577.

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The Venture Crew 67 members, of the Plainville United Methodist Church, will be traveling to Yellowstone National Park in July and will be holding a Pasta Supper on Sunday, June 5, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the American Legion Hall, Hooker Court, Bristol. Tickets are available from any Crew member or adviser. There is a cost to attend and children under 5 are free. There will also be a raffle for baskets. For more information, call crew advisers Perry or Sherry Cole, at (860) 793-9820.

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months later, he was so much different. The only way to explain the difference was that he was a Marine. When we got to spent time with him on Family Day, it was great. He told us stories that were funny now, but must have been hard to go through. Through all of the hard times in boot camp, Boutote came through as one of the top in his platoon. He even got meritorious promotion to Private First Class, and became a rifle expert. On April 1, the family saw him complete a goal that not many people can accomplish. He became a member in the United States Marine Corps. The graduation was amazing to see; 400 men and

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Gerald “Jerry” Roper, 86, of Plainville, died Dec. 19, 2010. He was the husband of Faustyne “Pat” Roper for 65 years. A memorial service in his honor will be held Saturday, June 11, 2011, 11 a.m., at Liberty Baptist Church, 265 Maple Ave., in Bristol.

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EDA Continued from page 1 to Ken Gnazzo. “You are being honored as the oldest family-owned business in town,” said EDA Secretary Jean Nelson, who presented the award to Gnazzo, “for your contribution to our business community.” Foody spoke in front of the crowd about General Electric’s newest pursuits and ways the company is trying to innovate energy consumption. “We’re a pretty healthy business,” Foody said. “And I think more importantly as a business, we’re investing.” He talked about the brand new solar carport right across the street from the building: the idea of engineers from the Plainville facility, and also GE’s commitment to investing in electric vehicles. “We developed an electrical vehicle charger,” Foody said. “Inside the business we’re incredibly proud. It’s the first time GE has put out

a commercial for a product from its own business.” Foody said the revenue from GE Energy produced about $150 billion last year, and about 100 jobs were added. Patrick spoke to the crowd about Farmington Bank’s efforts to embed itself into the community, with a new location in Plainville that opened less than a year ago. He said while GE is on the corporate end of the business spectrum, Farmington Bank sits on the opposite end as a community bank. “I think there’s a tremendous similarity about their [GE] commitment to the community and ours. We’ve been making significant investments in what we call people, technology and franchise, and our franchise has been growing throughout Central Connecticut.” Patrick said the newly added branch in Plainville couldn’t handle the capacity coming into the office, and produced a 15-20 percent growth during economic

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Secretary of the Plainville Economic Development Agency Jean Nelson presents Ken Gnazzo with the Business Excellence Award at the EDA Business Breakfast on May 25. Gnazzo was honored for running the oldest familyowned business, Gnazzo’s Food Center, in town. downturn as well as hiring 150 new employees from the community. Tierney offered advice about how to deal with banks and how to improve chances of getting approved for a loan. He urged small businesses to not get caught in a trap where they feel they can’t grow because they are too small. He added that banks want to work with people, not businesses, and they want to be partners, but they want to make sure the applicant is as committed to the agreement as they are. “If you’re not in it with

two feet, it’s too easy to walk away,” Tierney said. He added banks only make money by making loans, and they only want two things in return from a loan applicant: repayment of loan as agreed, and deposits and future business of the applicant. Director of Economic Development Mark DeVoe said everyone “certainly heard some good news” from the speakers, and that Plainville has some more good news headed its way. “I’m very pleased to announce that new developments coming through in-

volve a cancer center and a medical arts building on the Plainville/New Britain line,” DeVoe said. He added that some of the larger businesses in town have been expanding, including CT Tool and Manufacturing, Gem Sensors and Controls, and Connecticut Self Storage. “Gem Sensors is expanding its facility,” he said, “and as one of largest manufacturing employers in Plainville and getting bigger, we’re very pleased with that.”

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Pay for your RecordJournal Marketplace ad with your credit card. For your convenience we accept MasterCard, Visa, Discove r & American Express. Just call (203) 238-1953 to place your Marketplace ad and have your credit card # ready for the advisor.

SMALL JOBS WELCOME

203-237-2122 EXCAVATING GRADING, Drainage, Foundations, Trucking, Retaining Walls, Pavers, Water/Sewer/Septic. Lic. #1682. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846 MC/Visa Accepted K & A ENTERPRISES Water & sewer lines, inground tank removal, drainage, grading, additions, pavers. Insured. Reg# 571435 203-379-0193

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

HOUSE CLEANING FENCING

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.

HOUSECLEANING Home, office, res/com. Insured Done by an exp’d lady. Good refs. Call Ilda 203-234-7958/ 203-848-4781 ANNA’S Homecare Services We provide cleaning & elderly care services (live-in or liveout) We are insured & bonded. Take 50% off 2nd cleaning for new clients only. HCA#000514 Call for free est 860-505-7720

JUNK REMOVAL

PETE in the Pickup Junk Removal & Odd Jobs 203-886-5110

KITCHEN & BATH REMODELING

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

LANDSCAPING

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 BILL RUDOLPH LANDSCAPING Paver walkways, retaining walls, drainage, shrub replacement, lawn repairs. Landscape design. Sidewalk renovation. Free Est. Lic #563661 203-237-9577

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

HANDYPERSONS

LANDSCAPING AND MORE Spring Clean-Ups. Tree Removal. Shrub & hedge trimming. Give us a call - we do it all! 860-982-5334 or 203-314-8511

JUNK REMOVAL

Chevy Trailblazer 2003 LT. Sunroof. One Owner. $6,995 Stock#11212A

T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service

HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM Seamless Gutters/Downspouts Gutter cleaning/repairs No Job Too Small. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

Let Us Give You A Fresh Start SLT Cab w/Cap. 4x4, 6 Cylinder. 38,445 mi. #9535P $14,990

ELECTRICAL SERVICE

SIDEWALKS - CURBS Garage Floor Replacements 30 years of safe, professional craftsmanship. COMPLETE CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION SERVICES. Slabs, Stamped Pool Decks, Stamped Patios, Pavers, Walks, Retaining Walls. Visit www.icefighters.org (203) 294-9889 CT#612218

DECKS

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 MR. HANDY Home Improvement & Repairs. No Job Too Small. CT Reg #624078 Call Larry (860) 877-5678

A-1 HANDYMANPLUS CT Reg #606277. Give us a Call - WE DO IT ALL! Free estimates. 203-631-1325

HARDWOOD FLOORING DECKS R US Custom built decks, walkways, pavers, fireplaces, stone work. Family Run Since 1949. #573358 Call 203-715-8850 DECK REPAIR & REPLACEMENT Call JP Wolfe Contracting Established 1983 CT Reg #0629780 203-269-5175 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

JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Spring clean-ups & all your landscaping needs. Top Quality Work Fully Licensed & insured. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311

BJ’S Dump Runs Junk Removal Services of All Kind Attics, Basements, Sheds, Gar. No Matter How Big or Small! Give Us a Call 203-676-9595!

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

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

MOWING

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

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

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


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Thursday, June 2, 2011 — The Plainville Citizen SUV’S

MOTORCYCLES ATV’S, ETC.

PETS & LIVESTOCK

HARLEY DAVIDSON 2005 1200 Sportster Roadster. Black in color. Accessories: sissy bar, king/queen seat, luggage rack, under 4000 miles. Excellent condition. $5200. (203) 439-7700

LANDSCAPING LAWNMOWING, Spring Cleanups, hedge trimming, brush & tree removal. Dump Runs. Junk Removal. Don 203-235-1318 RETAINING Walls, Paver Walkways and Patios. Licensed and insured. Free estimates. CT#615434 For all your landscape needs call 203-927-2681 COMMERCIAL and Residential Spring Clean Up, Aerating & Dethatching , Mowing. Much more. Lic & insured. CT#615434. (203) 927-2681 STUMP GRINDING Multiple stump discounts. Fully insured. Call Mark at Eagle Stump Grinding 203-704-0821 RICK’S AFFORDABLE Mowing, clean-ups, mulch, brush, pricker & small tree removal. Trim hedges. Clean Gutters & Power wash. 203530-4447.

PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING HALLMARK PAINTING & Wallpapering & Pressure Washing. Since 1985. Now booking for Spring & Summer Iinterior & exterior painting & pressure washing. Free estimates. Fully insured. CT REG #0560720. 203-269-3369

LAWN & GARDEN ROTOTILLING Garden Bill with Troy Bilt. No garden too small. (203) 294-1160 COUNTRY Ciub Landscapes LLC Dark natural mulch $25/yard Landscape Projects Call 860-704-0008

MASONRY JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 26 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498 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 W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry. CT Reg # 0626708 Call 203-235-4139

PAVING

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

PLUMBING

A1 QUALITY ROOTER SEWER/DRAIN CLEANING SERVICE Family owned & operated since 1981. John Rees 203-235-8504, 860-223-1197 or 203-294-1421

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

POWER WASHING Is Spring cleaning

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

Roofing, Siding & Gutters

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

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

203-237-0350

HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM

MITSUBISHI Endeavor 2004

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

Gonzalez Construction

(203) 272-7241

C&M CONSTRUCTION

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

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

Fully licensed/insured. CT Reg.# 577319

O’CONNOR HOME IMPROVEMENT, LLC

TOP SOIL SAND & FILL

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

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

Fully license/insured. CT Reg# 577319

SEPTIC SERVICES

BOUNCING PONY FARM A Safe Learning Experience. Lessons /Summer Fun Program call: Deb @ 203.927.6189 bouncingpony.typepad.com

A/C - Panasonic 11,500 BTU's $230. Use in double hung window. Will cool the whole upstairs in a raised ranch. Clock timer. (203) 634-7742

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

BRAND new 9 pc DR set hdwd birch, table, leaf, 6 chairs white cushions, lighted hutch. $875. Also avail matching bar stools, $150. 203-213-0604 until 10pm.

HORSE LOVERS EXCEPTIONAL Riding opportunity in exchange for 6-8 hours per week. AM and PM time needed. Call: 203-272-6593

203-639-0032

HYBRID Designer Breed Non shedding, hypo allergenic cross between bichon frise and shih tzu. 1st shots. Taking deposits. Ready 6/1 Call 860-329-9893

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

Nissan Rogue 2008 SL, AWD, Sunroof $18,994 Stock# C7058 (203) 237-5561

PUGGLE. 12 month old Female. Current shots. Spayed. Good w/other dogs and kids. House broken. asking $550.00 203910-0729 RAGDOLL kittens, Blue-eyed beauties, Tica-Sbt reg, Seals and Blues & Flames. Taking Deposits. $550. 860-329-9893

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

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE

A-1 Quality Powerwashing HOT WATER, LOW RATES

SEPTIC SERVICE & INSTALLATIONS REAL ESTATE INSPECTIONS LICENSED STATE OF CT & RI

203-294-9889 www.pumpyourseptic.net CT#612218

IN BUSINESS 30 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775 lavignestreeservicellc.com GOT STUMPS? Stump grinding done at reasonable prices. Extra discount for 3 or more. Call (203) 671-8950

SERVICES OFFERED

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

RICK’S AFFORDABLE Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or small. 15 yrs exp. 203-5304447.

AUTOMOBILES WANTED

SUMMER HORSE PROGRAMS CASH And/Or Tax deduction for your vehicle. Call

The Jewish Childrens Fund

Mon-Thurs. 9am-12pm $200 Weeks Available: June 27, July 4, July 18, July 25, Aug. 1. Rap-A-Pony Farms 203-265-3596

1-800-527-3863

Free Towing! Marketplace works beyond a shadow of a doubt.

COUNTRY Kitchen Table 4 chairs. $99. 203-265-1108 ELEC. Stove. Self clean, black & cream. Exc. cond. $99. (860) 378-0376 ENTERTAINMENT Center Excellent condition. 6’x6’. Dark wood. $25. Call (203) 265-6863 LIFT Chair/Recliner Beige/Tan color. Almost brand new. Used only a few mos. Paid $800/sell for $580. Call after 7pm. 203-237-7247 or 330-414-6089 OAK BEDROOM Set in Perfect Condition- Bed, 2 Bureaus and Nightstand- $1,350. Love Seat Pull-out Sleeper (originally $500) - $350. Large Treadmill with sides- $150. Porch set with green frames. Includes glass table and 2 chairs- $350 for all. CASH ONLY Call 860-287-6095 for appointment to see them in Wallingford, CT OVAL glass-top patio set, 6ft 10in x3ft 6in, 2 rocker chairs w/ottman, 4 table chairs. 4 solid oak dinette chairs on casters. Call 860-276-0020 PIER 1 Wicker Love Seat, 2 Chairs and Table. Leather Maroon Sectional. Curio Cabinet. Wicker BR Set. Pier 1 Blue Overstuffed Chair. Cedar Chest. Dry Sink. Ceramic Tile & wood Kitchen Table and 4 Blue Cloth Chairs on Rollers. 2 Large Office Desks. (203) 284-3440

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

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

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.

3 Antique Wooden Tavern Chairs $50 for all 203-284-9635

XLS, All Power, Low Miles $9,969 Stock#11606SA

FIDERIO & SONS

The Powerwashing Kings

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

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

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES

CT Reg. #516790

On the outside. FREE ESTIMATES. Call Kevin 203-440-3279

Call Dennis 203-630-0008

45 GALLON High Fish Tank with cabinet. In excellent condition. Complete set-up and accessories included. FREE. Call (203) 562-2660

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

FIDERIO & SONS

203-639-0032 POWER WASHING

PETS & LIVESTOCK

V. NANFITO

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

SIDING

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

Specializing in Wood/Aluminum siding. Low rates. Reg#533474. Call Dennis 203-630-0008

ROOFING 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

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

A-1 QUALITY PAINTING

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

ROOFING

CARS STARTING AT $199 DOWN 24 MONTH 24000 MILES WARRANTY LET US GIVE YOU A FRESH START Tax, Title, Fees Additional Apply Now BChevynow.com Jack 1-866-879-1616

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

SOFA & LOVESEAT -matching set olive green w/pillows, wood frame around the edges. Exc cond! $400 FIRM COFFEE TABLE-beige, rectangular w/glass, on wheels. Good cond! $30/OBO 203-935-1049 WICKER DESK white, 40” Wide. 4 drawers. Nice! $40 860-682-4435

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE ABOVE Ground Pool Pump and Filter System. 1 year old. Best offer. (203) 235-3960 FISHER PRICE Kids Smart Cycle learning bike. Plus into TV. $45. (203) 265-1843


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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, June 2, 2011 APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN - 5 room, 2 Bedroom, newly remodeled, off street parking, w/d hookups, no pets, $850 plus utilities, references. 203-671-9644

HARLEY SPRINGER SOFT TAIL 1994 Many extras. $9000. 203-915-9856 MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 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.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS

DRUM LESSONS Beginner - Intermediate (203) 668-2924 ELECTRONIC DRUM SET—SIMMONS SD9K LIMITED EDITION. WITH THRONE SEAT. MINT CONDITION. NEW $1,200 ASKING $550 203-235-8176.

TABLETOP MICROWAVE Excellent Condition $25. 203-265-1108 WEBER Performer Charcoal Grill with cover and Weber accessories. Asking $125.00 or b/o. Call 860-621-2685.

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

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

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

Voice Lessons

WANTED TO BUY

HOUSES FOR RENT MERIDEN - RENT/SALE. 2/3 BR, 1.5 BA, FP, hdwds, 3 season porch, fin bsmt, WD, DW, gar $1275. Pet ok 714-738-6000. Drive by: 117 Carter Ave Ext.

CONDOMINIUMS FOR RENT

MERIDEN-2BR, 1 1/2 bath condo located in Mattabassett 1car gar, appls incld C/Air. No pets/smoking. $1100/mo. Call 203-631-0448

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

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

$$$ CA$H $$$ SOUTHINGTON-5Rm apt, 2nd flr, 204 West Center St. No pets. $900/mo+sec. Avail now! Call 860-621-1165 for more info

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

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 FISHING TACKLE. Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Call Dave anytime 860-463-4359 OLD BICYCLES Don’t throw away that old bike. Hobbyman needs your help. Free pickup! Bikes will be recycled. Help save a bike! 203-494-9641

MERIDEN -WALLINGFORD LINE Large, 2 BR Luxury Condo. Laundry. No pets. $900 + utilities Call 203-245-9493 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

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

1, 2 OR 3 ITEMS OR AN ESTATE

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

MERIDEN -1 ROOM Private Bath. Clean. Stove, fridge. Broad Street. No pets. 2 mos security. Credit check req. $450. Call 203-284-0597

ROOMS FOR RENT

MERIDEN-2 ba, kit, dr & bath, util heat/gas incl. $1300/mo. No pets. No laundry. Call Chris 203-239-9411

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

MERIDEN-2BR apt. Nice area w/parking. Freshly painted. Reduced to $795/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

NORTH HAVEN

MERIDEN-2BR, 2nd flr. Avail now! No pets. $700/mo. Section 8 approved. 203-427-7706 MERIDEN-3BR, Hdwd flrs, large kitchen, 2 porches. 24-26 Wood St. $1250/mo + sec. No pets. Call Jamari 203-317-7381 MERIDEN. 1, 2 & 3 BR apts avail. Sec & ref required. Call Ray Valenti, Remax Professionals for details (203) 238-1977 PLAINVILLE - X-Large studio apt. Fully appl. kit. inc. A/C, onsite prkg, balcony. $625/mo. Call CPI 860-225-1570 x1

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

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

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

2 BR Starting at $800 Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN 1BR, 2nd floor. Secure building. Ample parking. Washer/Dryer available. No pets. $700 plus security. (203) 376-1259 MERIDEN 2 BR Kitchen, Dining & Baths. Utility, heat, gas, incl. $1300/mo. No pets. No laundry. Call Chris 203-238-9411 MERIDEN 2 BR, 1st FL - $850. 1 BR, 3rd Fl. $700. Good loc. Newly Remodeled. Off-st parking. Appls. No pets. WD Hkup, Sec 8 appr. Call 203-379-7817

WALLINGFORD - (2) 1BR apts. No utils. $775 & $875/mo. 37 Academy St. Call 203-641-3182

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL RENTALS

Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting! SOUTH MERIDEN-8600SF retail exposure, nice offices, showers, loading dock, drive in roll up door & more. Only $1,500 or best offer. Call 203-443-0819

HOUSES FOR SALE

MERIDEN 3BR - Huge, First Fl. Hardwood flrs. Stove, Refrig, Washer and Dryer included. Section 8 approved. $1200/mo 203-314-4978

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 3BR, 2nd floor. Off street parking. No pets. $1000 per month, plus 1 month securuity. Utils not included. Credit check. Call Tom 203-772-2227

WALLINGFORD-1BR, North Main St. $720 includes all utils. 4th flr. No pets. Call 203-269-4421

MER 1BR, 2nd fl, hdwd flrs, heat, hot water, elec incld. W. Side, refrig, stove incld. $950/mo+sec. Call 203-6303823 12pm-8pm

MERIDEN Available June 1st 3 Bedrooms, First Floor. Appliances. $900/mo + sec. Section 8 Approved Call for details. (203) 537-7446

MER 2 BR 1st Fl apt. Large kitchen. Renovated, appliances, AC, coin op laundry. Heat & HW incl. No pets. $910/mo + sec. (203) 626-2320

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

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 Unique 2 BR, 3rd Fl. Randolph Ave. Off st parking. $700 per month. 2 mos security plus application fee req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597

MERIDEN - 3 BR - Kitchen, Living Room, Dining Room. 2nd floor. $900 per month. Ready to move in! Call 203-565-4719 or 203-910-0662

MERIDEN- Crown Village. 2BR, updated apt, appls, large unit. Heat & Hot Water incl. Laundry, pool, off st. parking. $995/mo. Sec. 8 approved. 203-269-1508.

For Active Adults 55 and better

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

Call Now! $234,900 REDUCED! 3BR, 2 full bath cape. Remodeled kitchen w/pantry, living room w/pellet stove, and formal dining room. Spacious bedroooms, hardwood flooring. 1car garage. Linda 203-265-5618

(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA HOUSES FOR SALE

CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE

WALLINGFORD 1BR, spacious apt, stove & refrig. Utils not incld. Central location. No pets. $750/mo+sec. 203-317-9824

MERIDEN 2 BR. 1st Fl apt on dead end st. Off st parking. WD hookup. Section 8 approved. $850. (203) 235-3982

L & E PROPERTY Management offers Meriden - 1, 2, 3 & 4BR apts Newly Renovated! Avail. Immed. 203-240-4688

Brand New Beautiful 1 Bedroom Apartments in Berlin Heat, Hot and Cold Water Included

WALLINGFORD - 1BR Apt. 3rd flr. Newly renovated. No pets. 1 mo. sec. & refs. $700. Call 203265-9898

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

MERIDEN 5 Rooms, 2 Br. 2nd fl. 53 Newton St. Off street parking, oil heat, gas stove, hot water. No pets/smoking W/D hook-up $775 203-237-5680

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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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ROOMMATES QUIET Female seeking same to share condo in Southington area. Prefer 2nd shift worker. No smoking, no pets. (860) 378-0234

ROOMS FOR RENT 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

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NEW LISTING! WALLINGFORD - 16 Shady Dr. (off Long Hill Rd) 4BR, 1 1/2 bath, 1500sf home on .57 acres. New kitchen, bath & deck. Level lot. Exc. neighborhood. Priced to sell! $269,900. Call 203-679-2137

WALLINGFORD-Spacious clean townhouse condo at Pilgrims Harbor. All appls, lg deck & patio, C/Air, FP, det gar, tennis, golf, clubhouse, pets friendly. Must See inside to appreciate $239,900 negotiable For appt call Owner 203-269-1915

WALLINGFORD $435,000 Beautiful home in great neighborhood! 4BR custom home designed for comfortable family living. Open floor plan, vaulted FR, granite, HW floors, library, culdesac. D i an a 20 3 -2 6 5- 5 61 8

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Thursday, June 2, 2011 — The Plainville Citizen CHESHIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS LANGUAGE ARTS TEACHER MIDDLE SCHOOL Exciting opportunity for individuals with excellent interpersonal skills, high energy level, creativity and a strong desire to work in a dynamic setting. Must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of, and the ability to teach all students reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in a heterogeneous, teamed academic environment. The ability to create a positive, enthusiastic, dynamic classroom atmosphere implementing cooperative learning and participation in classroom activities is necessary. The candidate must also possess the ability to work with department and team members in developing and implementing curriculum. Experience working in a workshop model is a plus. Connecticut Teaching Certificate or the ability to qualify, with appropriate endorsement(s) and expertise in curriculum subareas. (Certificate #004, 006, 015, 06, 215) CLOSING DATE: June 17, 2011 4:00 p.m. TO APPLY: Call the Job Opportunities Line at (203) 250-2411. Leave your name, address and the EXACT title of the position for which you are applying and an application will be mailed to you. EOE

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OKAY INDUSTRIES is a wellestablished, successful, growing and highly regarded manufacturer of precision stamped components and assemblies is currently hiring for the following positions: TOOL AND DIE MAKERS: Candidates must have proven ability to troubleshoot complex progressive dies and be an authority in making tooling components efficiently. Must be capable of assembling the most complex progressive dies and have leadership skills to lead a group through new complex tool builds. 10+ years exp. a must. PROD SUPPORT TOOLMAKER 2ND SHIFT: Successful Candidates must have ability to support production by maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing progressive die tooling in press production. Candidates must also be able to build and maintain spare parts for tooling and communicate with others to coordinate activities necessary to maintain production. CNC OPERATORS: Successful candidates must be familiar w/operation of CNC machining centers in a fast paced environment. Must also be capable of using measuring tools such as micrometers and Micro-Hites. Ability to change tools and make offsets a plus. CNC SET-UP/PROGRAMMER: Successful candidates must be capable of setting up, troubleshooting, and programming CNC machining centers using MASTERCAM Mill , level 2 or 3. Send resumes to: Human Resources OKAY INDUSTRIES, INC. PO Box 2470 New Britain, CT 06050 Fax: 860-225-7047 OR E-mail: stamp@okayind.com

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Must have a telemarketer’s mentality with great customer service and the confidence/expertise to close a sale. Sales experience required We provide an hourly wage with a great commission program. Please email resume to: hcianciullo@ record-journal.com or mail to Record-Journal Heather Cianciullo Business Development Sales Manager 11 Crown Street Meriden, CT 06450 No phone calls please

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Die Maker/ Model Maker Must be able to work independently on complex prototypes as well as build and debug progressive dies. Competitive compensation packages, profit sharing and 401K matching. EOE Send resumes or apply in person at Lyons Tool and Die Att: Human Resources 185 Research Parkway Meriden, CT 06450 Or via e-mail at - human.resources@lyons.com

CHESHIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER MIDDLE SCHOOL Exciting opportunity for individual who possesses excellent interpersonal skills, high energy level, creativity and the ability to work with all levels of students in a team teaching atmosphere. Must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of, and the ability to teach all levels of middle school social studies. The ability to create a positive, enthusiastic, dynamic classroom atmosphere implementing cooperative learning and participation in classroom activities is necessary. Connecticut Teaching Certificate or the ability to qualify, with appropriate endorsement(s) and expertise in curriculum subareas. (Certificate #026, 027, 226) CLOSING DATE: June 17, 2011 4:00 p.m. TO APPLY: Call the Job Opportunities Line at (203) 250-2411. Leave your name, address and the EXACT title of the position for which you are applying and an application will be mailed to you. EOE HELP WANTED

LYMAN FARMS INC., MIDDLEFIELD, CT. needs 2 temporary workers 6/1/2011 to 12/1/2011, work tools, supplies, equipment provided without cost to worker. Housing will be available without cost to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day. Transportation reimbursement and subsistence is provided upon completion of 15 days or 50% of work contract. Work is guaranteed for 3/4 of the workdays during the contract period. $10.25 per hr. Applicants to apply contact CT Department of Labor at 860-263-6020. Job order #CT4558921. May perform any combination of tasks related to the planting, cultivating, and processing of fruit and vegetables crops including, but not limited to, driving, operating, adjusts and maintains farm machines, preparing soil, planting, pruning, weeding, thinning, spraying, irrigating, mowing, harvesting, grading, packing. May use hand tools such as shovel, pruning saw, and hoe. 1 months experience in duties listed required.

HELP WANTED BAKERY//Coffee Shop Part TimeAssist w/cust service & other bakery duties. We will train. Apply in person, 10am-1pm: New England Muffin Factory 1678 Mer-Wtby Tpke, Milldale CARPET CLEANING 10 Immediate Openings $500+ per week. 203-759-1392 COOK FT/PT Two Restaurants Experience preferred. Call 860-538-2645 or 860-621-0522 MECHANICAL Assemblers Several 1st shift temp positions with possibility of hire. Stable work history, able to read blueprints & work with variety of hand tools. Able to pass background check $17-20 IMMEDIATE NEED. A. R. Mazzotta (203) 949-4242

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Exciting opportunity for energetic individual with a love and understanding of music and middle school students. Candidates need to be knowledgeable in string pedagogy with attention to kinesthetic instructional detail, demonstrate outstanding musicianship and have a passion for developing musical excellence with students. Candidates must be able to teach heterogeneous classes with varying levels of student abilities including full ensemble rehearsals and small group lessons. Experience with woodwinds, brass and percussion instruments preferred. The candidate must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of and the ability to teach adolescents. The ability to create a positive enthusiastic and dynamic class atmosphere is a must. QUALIFICATIONS: Connecticut Teaching Certificate or the ability to qualify, with appropriate endorsement(s), and expertise in curriculum sub-areas. (Certificate #049)

.6 ART TEACHER ELEMENTARY LEVEL Exciting opportunity for individual who possesses excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, high energy level, creativity and the ability to work with all levels of students. Must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of and the ability to teach all levels elementary school art. The ability to create a positive, enthusiastic, dynamic classroom atmosphere implementing cooperative learning and participation in classroom activities is necessary. Connecticut Teaching Certificate or the ability to qualify, with appropriate endorsement(s) and expertise in curriculum sub-areas. (Certificate#042)

SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALIST ELEMENTARY LEVEL Directly teach students in Grades 1-6, using state standards, formative assessment, and best practices teaching and learning strategies. Collaborate with other district librarians to develop benchmark assessments and library research performance tasks and rubrics. Assist students with print and electronic research and problem-solving. Teach Internet safety and search skills. Sustain and build the school’s library collection. Enhance, with teachers and principals, positive and life-long reading habits and attitudes in all students. Develop an atmosphere in the library that is welcoming and communicates expectations for analytic thinking, questioning, intellectual curiosity, and the pursuit of credible evidence. QUALIFICATIONS: Connecticut teaching certificate or the ability to qualify, with appropriate endorsement(s) and expertise in curriculum sub-areas. (Certificate #062 or 048)

2-SCHOOL COUNSELORS ELEMENTARY LEVEL Exciting opportunity for individuals who possess excellent interpersonal skills, high energy level, creativity and the ability to work with all levels of students. The candidate will display team work, commitment, and a desire to be a part of a dynamic guidance team. The duties include but are not limited to: ability to implement developmental guidance curriculum for elementary grades, provide academic counseling on a individual or group basis, register and orient students, assist in the administration of test, identify and assist students with potential academic problems, assist with the delivery of health programs in conjunction with classroom teachers, school nurses and health educators, provide understanding of the needs of special education students and participate in PPT’s to develop student program modifications. QUALIFICATIONS: Connecticut teaching certificate or the ability to qualify, with appropriate endorsement(s) and expertise in curriculum sub-areas (Certificate #068)

CLOSING DATE: JUNE 17, 2011-4:00 p.m. TO APPLY: Call Job Opportunities Line at 203-250-2411. Leave your name, address and the EXACT title of the position for which you are applying and an application will be mailed to you. If you are applying for more than 1 position, you must request an application for each position. EOE HELP WANTED

SHEET METAL HELPER/APPRENTICE EXPERIENCE REQUIRED, STEADY WORK, EXCELLENT BENEFITS. CALL 860-828-3762 TELEPHONE SALES-Non-profit organization has evening shifts 5:30-8:30 & Sat 10-1. Available for residential calling to sponsor education & community service events year-around. Salary + bonus. Call 203-269-5138

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TEST SHOOTER Temp., PT/FT Position for Ballistics Lab Asst. Shooting and reloading, experience helpful but not required. Apply in person at: Lyman Products Corp. 475 Smith Street Middletown, CT 06457 VET Tech With Experience. Full time for small animal veterinary clinic in Cheshire. Please fax resume to 203-439-0961

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WEEKEND OBIT CLERK 2:30pm-4:30pm Sat & Sun and holidays. Must be able to type 50 wpm, use the internet, be detail-oriented, work independently and be able to multi task. Apply in person: Record-Journal 11 Crown St Meriden, CT 06450


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