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The Plainville

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Volume 9, Number 30

Plainville’s Only Weekly Newspaper

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Near-tornado wreaks havoc, town remains strong By Ruth Sharp Hummel Special to The Citizen

Plainville has always pulled together in a crisis, and the storm of July 21, which hit the Cooke Street area, proved it again. Town Manager Robert E. Lee voiced his relief the following day that no one was hurt. He also gave his wholehearted approval of the way the various emergency departments coordinated and cooperated to handle the emergency smoothly. He referred to the Plainville Fire Department and the Plainville Police Department as “our life lines.” Police Sgt. Charles Smedick said a total of 12 police cars on the road grew to 14 as the storm approached. The eight regular officers were augmented by others and the midnight shift was

Citizen photo by Olivia Lawrence

Moments after the trees came crashing down in front Photo by Kaitlyn Naples of J. Timothy’s Taverne on Cooke Street, The Citizen staffer Olivia Lawrence snapped this photo. Her car By Thursday morning, black skies gave way to beautiful blue as clean-up crews tackle the job. was nearly hit. held over so that all service areas were covered and men were on the road. Smedick said a total of 60 calls for help came into the

police station: wires down, trees in roadways, an emergency including a shortage of oxygen for a homebound resident, among other needs.

These calls were all directed to the appropriate agencies that could best assist. On Grant Avenue, a tree came right through the roof

of a home. Other trees were reported on or in roofs as well.

See Storm, page 22

A too-close-for-comfort encounter with a storm By Olivia L. Lawrence The Plainville Citizen

If you were caught out in last Wednesday’s wicked

weather, you know how lucky you were to get home safely. Maybe you were fortunate enough to be home or to have heard severe weather

Photo courtesy of the office of Christopher Murphy

U.S. Rep. Christopher Murphy talks with a homeowner in the Cooke Street area on Friday while assessing damage in the area.

warnings and stayed put — that was very smart. I was the last person to drive onto Cooke Street from Route 372 that afternoon — getting there just as an incredible storm blast sheered off the tops of at least a halfdozen trees and brought down a tangle of wires. I’d just turned off Route 372 when an already blinding rain turned into a virtual washing machine of agitation; half hail, half rain. Heading towards Cooke Street, the tops of the trees were bent into unnatural forms, then it was a blur of green and I’m thinking those trees are breaking off and one of them is going to hit me. But just like in the movies, they crashed behind and to the side of me. Not even inches away. Later, I’d find leaves and tree debris

Photo by Ruth S. Hummel

Jim Yezierski, right, checks out the roots of a huge tree in his yard as a neighbor visits. crammed into my side view mirror, along the crevices in the doors. I followed the taillights of

the van in front of me and turned into the 7-Eleven, not

See Encounter, page 25


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sound Marine, the first boat-related shop in town By Dan Brechlin The Plainville Citizen

With attention surrounding the “other” boat shop in town, Joe DeMers said his boat shop’s business has been flowing as usual. DeMers owns Sound Ma-

rine Diesel, 86 E. Main St., while Jim Pinto’s Affordable Marine Repairs, has been at the center of a zoning issue in town. The catch: both shops run out of the building, with the boats in the parking lot belonging to Pinto.



DeMers and Pinto avoid competing, however as DeMers deals with diesel-engined boats in hisPlainville shop and Pinto services and sells gas-engined boats. “People come in here all the time looking for Affordable Marine Repairs,” DeMers said of his business, which has it’s main door on the side of the main building. “We complement each other because we can accommodate their needs.” Though DeMers gets some business locally, he said his business has turned into an

After over 50 years of ser vice to our community it’s time to say GOOD-BYE! As a token of appreciation come on in and receive 25% OFF Ever ything in the Store! AS IS - NO REFUNDS

See Shop, page 25


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Joe DeMers, owner of Sound Marine Diesel, has been the top-selling Beta Marine engine dealer since 2003. DeMers ships parts to several different parts of the world, including the United States, the Caribbean and Europe.

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Absentee ballots are now available for any Connecticut voters who will be out of town or otherwise unavailable to go to their polling place and cast a ballot in statewide primaries on Aug. 10. At the same time, Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz is also urging unaffiliated voters across the state to enroll with the Democratic or Republican Parties by Aug. 9, noon, so they can vote in the primaries, since only registered Republicans or Democrats can cast a ballot on Aug. 10. “We are just three weeks away from one of the most competitive primaries Connecticut has seen in many years,” said Bysiewicz, Con-

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Thursday, July 29, 2010 — The Plainville Citizen

Teens let creativity flow and friendships grow By Kaitlyn Naples Special to the Citizen

Middle school and high school students of Plainville who are still looking for activities to do this summer need not look any further. Plainville Youth Services still has openings in the “Summer Service and Fun Club,” “Summer Splash of Art” and “Summer Adventure” programs. Director of Youth Services, Roberta Brown said that there is something to offer to everyone. “Especially with the art class, there aren’t many arts and crafts classes around for young teens,” Brown said. “A Splash of Art,” is one of three summer programs, and offers activities including paints, jewelry, clay, pastels and more. Youth and Family counselor Cindy Trifone, and her daughter Alyssa have

Olyvia Sciaraffa (left) and Kloe Hidri (right), both enter- Alyssa Trifone (left) and Cindy Trifone (far right) show ing 6th grade in the fall, practice drawing with colored Bobby-Jo Smagler, who is entering 10th grade in the pencils by looking at photos from magazines. fall, how to blend colored pencils. Smagler was drawing a picture of a still life object. we only had one student,”

been teaching the art class since it began in the beginning of July. On July 22, the Trifones were showing students how to draw from still life objects or photos using colored pencils and pastels. “The first week of the class

Alyssa Trifone said. “Last week we had five or six, so hopefully more come as the course goes on.” There are still openings for students to enroll in the art class which is offered every Thursday from 10 to 11:30 and is held at the Youth Services office at 50 Whiting St. The Summer Service and

Fun Club offers community service projects to students at places like the Plainville Senior Center, YMCA kid’s camp, United Way, Apple Rehab and more. Brown said any student who wants to attend can register, and there are openings for the next two which will occur on Aug. 3 and 10. She

said students meet at the site scheduled for that day. All of the community service projects are on Tuesdays, starting at 10 or 10:30 a.m. Students who need community service hours for various reasons can attend

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Olyvia Sciaraffa (left), Kloe Hidri and Bobby-Jo Smagler (far right) watch Alyssa Trifone, as she shows various techniques on blending pastels and colored pencils, at Plainville Youth Services last Thursday.

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Deadlines approaching for voter registration Voter registration deadlines for the Aug. 10 primary are as follows: Applications sent by mail must be postmarked by Thursday, Aug. 5; applications submitted in person must be submitted by noon on Monday, Aug. 9. The deadline to switch from one party to another was May 10. Unaffiliated voters can still enroll in a major party if they adhere to the voter registration deadlines above. A limited registration session will be held on Monday, Aug. 9, from 9 a.m. to noon, for those whose qualifications as to age, citizenship or residence was attained

after the July 27 session. Voting on Tuesday, Aug. 10 will be held at all four polling places in Plainville: District one, Linden St. School, 69 Linden St.; district two, Our Lady of Mercy Parish Center, 19 S. Canal St.; district three, Toffolon School, 145 Northwest Drive; district four, Wheeler School, 15 Cleveland St. Both the Democratic and Republican primary will be at each polling place. For more information, call the registrar of voters office at (860) 793-0221, ext. 255 or 256.

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Thursday, July 29, 2010 — The Plainville Citizen

Dean’s List

Avalon C. Guarino, of Plainville, a first-year community and international development major in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences has been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2010 semester at the University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt. To be named to the dean’s lists, students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20 percent of their class in their respective college or school. Tyler Mills, of Plainville is majoring in music education at Grove City College, Grove City, Pa. made the dean’s list with high distinction and had a grade point average between 3.85 to 4.0. He is a 2006 graduate of Plainville High School. He is the son of James and Robin Mills, of Plainville. Christopher Albert,

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Benjamin Andrukiewicz, Courtney Baron, Donald Bartomioli, Richard Bloomfield, Peter Brandi, Leanne Butler, Erin Crowley, Paulina Cwalinski, Tony Cyr, John Dera, Michael Dipietro, Magdalena Dluzniewska, Lee Fischer, Sara Forcella, Natalia Konieczkowski, Erica Kriscenski, Maurice Ledoux, Staci Lenart, Rebecca Lenois, Mandy Lucente, Katherine Merlini, Jillian Myslenski, Todd Pagano, Dale Pelletier, Courtney Perrotti, Matthew Sepko, Kristina Soultatos, Chelsea Tyrrell, Peter Wrobel, Corey Zdunczyk, all of Plainville, made the spring dean’s list at Central Connecticut State University, New Britain.

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Shannon Marone, of Plainville, was among more than 2,700 graduates awarded degrees at Lesley University’s, Cambridge, Mass., Centennial Commencement on May 19. Marone earned a bachelor of science degree in human services and social studies from Lesley College at Lesley University. Tyler Mills, of Plainville, was among the senior class of 612 students that earned degrees at Grove City College, Grove City, Pa. on May 15. Mills earned a bachelor of music degree with a major in music education. He is a 2006 graduate of Plainville High School. He is the son of James and Robin Mills, of Plainville.

Children who will be 5 years old on or before Jan. 1, 2011, are eligible for kindergarten in September, 2010. Contact one of the following elementary schools to obtain materials for kindergarten registration: Linden Street School: (860)


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Teens Continued from page 5

“We have had relationships with many of the places we visit for a long time,� Brown said. “We go where anyone will take us.� In addition to the three summer programs, a babysitting course was offered in July for students entering 6th grade or higher. Brown said after students complete the babysitting course, they can enroll in the “job bank,� which allows the public to call for babysitters. All programs require registration. For more information, call (860) 793-0221.

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The Citizens and Property Owners Association of Plainville meets on the first Tuesday of the month in the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. The next meeting will be Aug. 3. New members are always welcomed. For information, contact John Kisluk, president, at (860) 747-3542 or e-mail or visit the Web site

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a.m., with a cost of $10. All students attending the weekly trips are to meet at the Youth Services office. “We have these programs for children who have nothing else to do during the summer or who don’t want to go to a weekly camp or who can’t afford a weekly camp,� Brown said. “Some of the kids are probably too old for a weekly camp anyway.� Brown said she has received good feedback from parents and students who have been involved in the programs. She said it works out well for students who don’t want to be tied up all week but also would like something to do one or two days a week.



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Thankful for summer By Tiana Welles Special to The Citizen

Warm, summery days invite us to take advantage of God’s beautiful outdoors. On a sunny day with a gentle breeze it seems as though the “trees of the field are clapping their hands” (Isaiah 55:12) in joy and praise of our Father’s awesome world. In fact, Psalm 147:1 advises us, “Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God. For it is pleasant and praise is beautiful.” If praise is beautiful before God, what does grumbling and complaining look and sound like, ugly cacophony? Philippians 2:14,15 gives us a clue: “Do all things

without complaining or disputing that you may become blameless and harmless.” The layout of this verse suggests complaining leads to blame and disputing leads to harm. Complaining is really about our dissatisfaction with a situation. And if we believe that God is in charge of everything, then to complain is really blaming Him for our current situation. Yikes! It doesn’t seem wise to blame the only One who can always help us. Disputing, which is really disagreeing stubbornly, can be harmful to us or to others; the Bible doesn’t specify. The most obvious example is when disputing leads to a punch in the nose! Serious



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Bible camp Church of the Bible, 160 W. Main St. in Plainville, will be holding its Bible Camp from Monday to Friday, Aug 2 to 6. This year’s theme is “weather.” We welcome all children from ages 4 to 13. There will be a Bible lesson each night along with snacks. Games will be held on Monday and Wednesday nights with crafts on Tuesday and Thursday. Friday night will be awards night for winners of contests

held during the week. The church welcomes parents to join also for Friday nights events. This activity is free of charge. For more information or to register, contact the church office at (860) 7471691.

Blood drive at church A blood drive will be held Thursday, Aug. 19, 1:45 to 6:45 p.m., Our Lady of Mercy Church, 19 S. Canal St., Plainville. One Netbook will be given away every week in August. Appointments for this blood drive may also be made at the Southington Community YMCA Membership Services Desk by calling (860) 628-5597. Positive identification is required to donate. Those interested in donating blood may schedule an appointment by calling the Red Cross at (800) 733-2767 or visit

Return to Love through Magnificat I lost my faith in God about one and a half years ago. My unbelief lasted approximately one year. I was trying to convert an atheist friend but instead he changed my belief into unbelief. I stopped attending Mass. Several months later, the priest from my parish telephoned me to ask if anything was wrong. I told him what had happened. He paid me a visit at which time we had a very open and honest discussion over a cup of tea. My mind had not been changed. Father and I continued meeting and talking. We became friends. He was very patient with me regarding my loss of faith. He never pressured me to attend Mass or pray, although he prayed for me in my presence. Every once in a while he would say, “Please come home”. His acceptance of me, even though I didn’t share his belief, meant the world to me, as I never felt truly accepted by anyone at any time in my life. Time passed as we traversed our separate paths of faith together. Father’s patience with me was incredible. He gently spoke about God and prayed, again asking me to please come home. Thanksgiving was drawing near and I was inwardly feeling the need “to come home”. I attended Mass on Thanksgiving Day for the first time in a year. It was beautiful. I felt so welcome and special as though The Holy Spirit was glowing around and through me. I realized again that God is love and I love Him and He loves me. But most of all, that He is! At Christmastime, Father gave me as a gift, a subscription to “Magnificat”. I love that little book. I love everything about it; the beautiful pictures on the cover, the feel of the delicate pages. But most of all, I love the meaningful and beautiful prayers. Sometimes I feel as though I am at the monastery reciting Morning Prayer along with the Sisters in the quiet little chapel. Even prior to my year of unbelief, I never prayed as faithfully or as meaningfully as I do now because of “Magnificat”. The “Magnificat” changed my prayer life in the most meaningful way. Thank you for providing me with such a spiritual outlet for meaningful prayer. It is a book that I treasure and will treasure forever. Yes, the “Magnificat” truly does magnify the Lord and me. Margaret Pzynski





disagreements can also lead to harmful emotional separation. These must be very ugly sounds before God, since they are the opposite of praising in every way. Even praising another person rather than God for anything: good work, helping, sharing, etc., must be lovely in God’s eyes and a much better sound than complaining about or disputing with someone else. It is second nature, or perhaps first nature, to grumble and complain for most of us. It is an immediate reaction to many situations. In fact even with the beautiful warm weather, its only a matter of a couple degrees before we’re saying, “It’s too hot. I can’t stand this heat.” If it rains, “I hate rainy days. They bring me down.” Cold brings, “I hate the cold” and so on. Sadly, there is not room enough for all of us in Hawaii where the climate is temperate

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years, she was a lifelong, devoted member of Church of the Bible, where she leaves many friends. Always leading an active lifestyle, she was a member and volunteer for R.S.V.P, and the Plainville Senior Center, where she jumped at the opportunity to attend their group trips. An avid cook and talented seamstress, she was happiest outdoors where she tended to her beautiful flowers and vegetable garden each year. She is survived by her children, Robert and Elizabeth, both of Plainville; her brother, Martin Drobney, of Willington; her sister, Helen Macher, of North Carolina; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one brother and five sisters. The family would like to give a special thanks to the doctors and nurses at UCONN Health Center, Connecticut Hospice and aide, Darlene, for their kindness and care. A celebration of her life will be held July 19, 2010, at the Church of the Bible, Plainville. Committal services was held at Willington Hills Cemetery, Willington. Memorial donations may be made to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28201, or the Church

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Elizabeth D. (Drobney) DuLac, 91, of Plainville, died July 15, 2010. She was the wife of the late Malvin DuLac, with whom she celebrated 50 years of marriage, before his passing four years ago. She was born in West Willington, on April 4, 1918, a daughter of the late Martin and Julia Drobney. She was raised in Willington, and was a 1936 graduate of Windham High School. Employed at Pratt & Whitney during World War II, she then pursued a career in nursing, graduating from a nursing school in North Adams, Mass. in the late 1940. She shared her passion of caring for others as a private Licensed Practical Nurse for several years before her marriage. She greeted guests at the Mo-No-Pole restaurant for close to 20 years. A resident of Plainville for over 50


Philip Madore, of Plainville, 65, died of a heart attack July 16, 2010. He was the beloved husband of Margo Thompson Madore and son of the late Dorice (Dick) and Jeanne Madore. He was born Jan. 28, 1945, in Hartford and grew up in West Hartford, graduating from Prince Tech High School. He was a talented woodworker, passionate HO model railroader and a man who could fix anything. He took great pride in helping others and making someone laugh. He enjoyed cooking, working on his train layout, spending time with friends and especially his family. He is survived by his son, Pat (Anne) Madore, of California, Kevin (Elizabeth) Madore, of Bristol; stepdaughters, Leslie (Jim) DeAngelo, of Southington, Kim (Bob) Moreland, of Marlborough; sister, Diane (Ron) Pelletier, of St. Augustine, Fla.; and brother-in-law, Bruce Thompson, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla; the special joys in his life were his grandchildren, Alex, Carolyn, Nick, Noah Madore, of Bristol, Kyle and Ryan DeAngelo, of Southington and Julia Moreland, of Marlborough; he also treasured his friendship with Clive Lemassurier, of Plainville; and with his cousins, Jim and Irene Dumond, of Van Buren, Maine. He requested that his body be donated to the UCONN School of Medicine. The funeral was held July 20, 2010, at Bailey Funeral

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Letters to the Editor

Norton Park underused

To the editor: I am a new resident to Plainville and I feel the need to comment on what I perceive to be totally inadequate usage of the wonderful facilities that are present at the public parks in this town by the members of this community. I come from a very large city in this state and I can say that after nearly 40 years spent in this large metropolitan area that myself and my friends would have done nearly anything to have had a park like Norton Park for us to play in all summer long. I grew up playing in parks that were, for the most part, in constant states of disrepair where we had to “make the best of it,” as my mother would say. At least we had a place to play in that

was safer than playing in the streets. We went to the park at sun up and didn’t return home until the streetlights came on. That was our signal that we had to hurry home or we’d get in trouble. Aah, ... what great memories. Here in Plainville, it just about breaks my heart to see the youth of today not in the park running around, “fighting” over who has the next game at the ball courts, riding their bikes or skates throughout the park, playing catch with their friends, or just plain enjoying the space that the Norton family so graciously allowed the town to use so many years ago. Now I don’t mean to “broadbrush” the topic as I know that there are hundreds of citizens who do use the facility. I applaud those residents who do. They seem to get it. I just wish that more of the younger generation

would step back and realize that there are many, many thousands of kids in this state who do not have access to such wonderful facilities such as what this town has to offer. If they were to peel themselves away from the constant barrage of video games and Internet and TV that is everywhere you turn, maybe they would realize that if they wandered down to a place like Norton Park that they might just happen to enjoy themselves and, oh yeah, maybe wouldn’t be so much overweight and unhealthy for kids their age. I don’t ever remember seeing so many clearly overweight and unhealthy looking kids as I do now. I understand that with all the computers and technology available to everyone now that it is making our society become complacent with just staring at a screen of people

Government Meetings

Thursday, July 29 Democratic Town Committee, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2 Town Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3 Citizens and Properties Owners Association of Plainville, library, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4 Inland Wetlands Commission, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5 Insurance Commission cancelled.

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Monday, Aug. 9 Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Zoning Board of Appeals, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10 Downtown Beautification, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Planning and Zoning cancelled. Thursday, Aug. 12 Clean Energy, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Recreation and Park Board, 50 Whiting St., 7 p.m. Recycling and Solid Waste, Municipal Center, 7 p.m.


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being active instead of themselves actually being active. It’s a real shame. I was at the park recently and walking around I couldn’t believe that there was not one person at any of the ball fields, only one person playing by himself at the basketball court and about three people walking their dogs. Are you kidding me? Sure, the pool was being utilized by patrons (and it is an incredible pool area) but that was it. In my day, there would have easily been over 200 hundred people at the park. It was such a beautiful day, too! I just hope that the resi-

dents of this community wake up and realize that utilizing the wonderful facilities that this town offers its residents is not only a worthwhile thing but also a healthy thing to do. You can surely bet that if the town ever happens to close the park because no one is using it, the residents would be up in arms over it. Just look at all the towns closing things like schools and laying off police forces and such because they are in tough financial times. Never say never. It could happen. I pray it doesn’t. R.A. Dickey Plainville

Plainville Brief Taxes due by Aug. 2

The Town of Plainville Tax Office will remain open all day from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Friday, July 30, to provide taxpayers with additional hours to pay their tax bills. Taxpayers are reminded that they have until Monday, Aug. 2 to pay their taxes without interest. July tax bills are due by Monday, Aug. 2. Payments made after Aug. 2 will incur interest penalties. There are several ways payments can be made: In person, come into the tax office to pay before the close of business. By mail, envelopes must be postmarked no later than Aug. 2 so as not to incur interest penalties. By credit card, go to for details. Drop boxes, payments in both drop boxes must be received by 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 2. All payments received after 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 2 will be processed the next business day and will incur interest.

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Bible Camp from Monday to Friday, Aug 2 to 6. This year’s theme is “weather”. We welcome all children from ages 4 to 13. There will be a Bible lesson each night along with snacks. Games will be held on Monday and Wednesday nights with crafts on Tuesday and Thursday. Friday night will be awards night for winners of contests held during the week. The church welcomes parents to join also for Friday nights events. This activity is free of charge. Information, registration: contact the church office at (860) 747-1691.

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Swimming pools open — Paderewski Park Wading Pool is open weekdays, 10 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 4 p.m.; weekends, 12:30 to 5 p.m.; Elizabeth A. Berner Pool in Norton Park is open for the summer to Plainville residents and their guests. A photo identification card system will be used. Community open swim will be offered until Aug. 15 daily, 1 to 8 p.m.; post season starts Monday, Aug. 16, daily 1 to 7 p.m. Adult swim is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the lap pool and Wednesdays, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. For more information or how to purchase a pass, call the Recreation Department, (860) 747-6022.



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. Guided nature walks — Guided nature walks on Thursdays starting at 9 a.m. will be held at Tomasso Nature Park, Granger Lane, off Route 177, Unionville Avenue, by Ruth Hummel and Sue Holcomb. Information: call (860) 747-0081.



Charity Auto Show — The 2nd Annual Plainville Charity Auto Show will be held Saturday, July 31, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the General Electric Energy and Industrial Solutions parking lot, 41 Woodford Ave., Plainville. There is a charge to show a car and a charge for admission. Registration


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The Spanish National Honor Society at Plainville High School raised money in May for Habitat for Humanity. Students began to plan the community service project in late March and collected $366 in donations from Puerto Vallerta, Outback Steakhouse, Pagliacci’s, Toni’s Pizza, Randy’s Pizza, Village Pizza, Subway, Laurel Lanes, Kohl’s, Stop & Shop and Borders. Our Lady of Mercy Parish Council and PHS teachers also donated prizes. The Spanish National Honor Society would like to thank those who donated from the community. “It took a lot of hard work and dedication,” said Alex Salazar, president of the Spanish National Honor Society. Salazar is working with the Capitol Region Inter-District Leadership Academy to raise money; to make a donation, contact Alex at Members of the Spanish National Honor Society involved in this fundraiser pictured include, from left to right, Jennifer Farina, Chelsie Green, Rachel Orzechowski, Nicole Orzechowski, Coryn Alvarez, Alex Salazar and Melaney Coyle. is 9 to 11 a.m., voting noon to 2 p.m., live music all day. All proceeds to benefit the United Way of West Central Connecticut. Rain date is Sunday, Aug. 1. To register, contact or call (860) 747-7906. Information: visit the Web site (860) 747-7906. Music from the African Diaspora — The Queen Ann Nzinga Center Inc. will present its annual Nzinga’s Daughters presents Music from the African Diaspora on Saturday, July 31, 7 p.m., at The Bushnell in the Belden Theater, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. The program will be emceed by Nikki Mathis and Alvin Carter Sr. Featured music includes Nzinga’s Daughters, R & B, and the gospel sound of Voices. In addition, the program will feature the rockin’ bluesy sound of Changes. New this year is the Latin sound of Ray Gonzalez’

Latin Jazz Quartet and the sulky, soul sound of Fade to Black. Other special guest performers include Nzinga’s Watotos, Savannah Freitas, Asha Follins and Aalaya Hardy. Admission is free. Teen center open — Faith Bible Church, 168 Unionville Ave. at Northwest Drive, has a youth center where Plainville teenagers can come Saturday nights, from 7 to 9 p.m., to have fun free of charge. Activities include billiards, ping pong, foosball and other games. For more information, call the church at (860) 747-5209. Town transfer station open — The Town Transfer Station on Granger Lane is open Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and is for Plainville residents only. Identification is required. For more information, call the Physical Services Department, (860) 793-0221, ext. 208.

Women’s work exhibit — “A Woman’s Work is Never Done,” the summer exhibit at the Plainville Historic Center, 29 Pierce St., is open to the public noon to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Information: call the center at (860) 747-6577 or visit the Web site

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Rotary Club — Plainville Rotary Club meets at 12:15 p.m. Mondays at J. Timothy’s Taverne, 143 New Britain Ave. For information, call Guy Doyon at (860) 793-4113. Bible Camp — Church of the Bible, 160 W. Main St. in Plainville, will be holding its



Food for Friends — The Food for Friends free meal will be served every Wednesday at the Congregational Church of Plainville, 130 W. Main St. from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Story time and craft — Special guest reader, Miss Leah, will lead the pajama story and craft time for 3- to 6-year-olds at Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., Wednesday, Aug. 4, 6:30 p.m. Children are welcome to come in their pjs and bring their favorite stuffed animal. Women’s work exhibit — “A Woman’s Work is Never Done,” the summer exhibit at the Plainville Historic Center, 29 Pierce St., is open to the public noon to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Information: call the center at (860) 747-6577 or visit the Web site



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.



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Senior Happenings


AARP Chapter 4146

AARP Chapter 4146 has the following trips offered: Wednesday, Aug. 11: Foxwoods Monday, Nov. 1: The Singing Trooper, North Hampton, Mass. For information, contact Helen Marinelli, tour director, at (860) 747-3723.

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

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Bow ties needed The Fairworkers Group of the Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., is looking for bow ties. The bow ties have to be the kind that is tied not clipped on. To donate, drop the ties off at the front desk of the senior center.

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55 alive driving class On Friday, Sept. 10 and 17 (must attend both days), from 9:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., there will a 55 alive driving class at the Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St. This course covers the effects of aging and medications on driving, local hazards, accident prevention measures and more. Films and discussions will be presented and a driver’s manual provided. No written or on the road test required. Upon completion of the course, the

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Substance abuse The Wheeler Clinic’s Elderly Outreach Recovery Program in Plainville provides unique recovery support groups for seniors aged 60 and over who may have substance abuse issues or who are concerned about the effects of alcohol and substance use. Substance abuse, particularly of alcohol and prescription drugs, often goes undetected among adults over 60. Doctors, caregivers and others may confuse symptoms of substance abuse disorders with age-related changes. The Elderly Outreach Recovery Program provides individual and group treatment for seniors

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Obituaries General Electric in Plainville for 10 years, retiring in 1974. She had been a parishioner of Holy Cross Church in New Britain, Our Lady of Mercy Church in Plainville and St. Thomas Church in Southington. She cared for four foster children and loved gardening. She was a quick-witted and a loving and loyal friend. She is survived by four nieces, Dorothy Manzi and Jane Faitella, both of East Haven, Eileen DiFrancesco, of Plainville, and Janet Schwartz, of New Britain; one nephew, Paul Jachimowski, of Southington; a sister-in-law, Helen Jachi-

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of 52 years, Ruth Broden Widger; two sons, Marc Toffolon, of Lisbon, N.Y. and Michael Widger and his wife, Diane, of Plainville; and a daughter, Diane Carsley and her husband, Malcomb, of Williamstown, Mass. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Leah, Justin, Devin, Ryan and Heather; and several nieces and nephews, in-laws and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Ralph and Maude Widger; his brother, Robert R. Widger, 91, of Frank Widger; his sister, FloBristol, died July 16, 2010. rence Widger Lohse; and He was born in Winches- their spouses. He will always ter, Mass. on Sept. 24, 1918. be remembered as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jolly He is survived by his wife Bob.â&#x20AC;? There were no calling hours or funeral services. He donated his body to science at the University of ConWX IRHW %YKYWX  necticut Medical School.

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since 2001 and prior to that a 27-year resident of Heritage Village in Southbury. She was born Jan. 1, 1908, in Plainville, the daughter of John and Mary Nilson, of Plainville, and was the youngest of seven children. She was a member of the South Britain Congregational Church. She is survived by her son, Robert Petizon and wife, Alice, of Bozman, Md.; three grandchildren, Sarah Petizon, of Culpepper, Va. Michael Petizon, of New York City, and Jeffrey Petizon, of Washington, D.C.; a niece, Carol Nilson, of Cromwell; and nephews Lawrence Nilson, of Seattle, and Dwight Nilson, of Bristol. She was preceded in death by her husband, A. Louis Petizon. A private graveside service was held at the Woodbury Cemetery, Woodbury. Memorial donations may be made to the South Britain Congregational Church, P.O. Box 64, South Britain, CT 06487.

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Judge rules cheerleading does not qualify as a sport By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

Whether or not cheerleading is a sport has been debated for years. Last week, an official ruling came down: it is not. “Competitive cheer may, some time in the future, qualify as a sport under Title IX,” U.S. District Judge Stefan Underhill wrote, referring to the 1972 federal law that requires equal opportunities for men and women in academics and athletics. “Today, however, the activity is still too underdeveloped and disorganized to be treated as offering genuine varsity athletic participation opportunities for students.” Underhill’s ruling came after members of the Quinnipiac University women’s volleyball team sued the university when it was announced Quinnipiac would eliminate its women’s volleyball program for budgetary reasons. To comply with Title IX, Quinnipiac planned to replace women’s volleyball with a less expensive team — competitive cheerleading. The suit, brought by five Quinnipiac women’s volleyball players and their coach, argued that move violates Ti-

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The Plainville High School cheerleaders perform at the 2010 CIAC Class M state competition. tle IX, and Judge Underhill agreed. “I hold that the University’s competitive cheerleading team does not qualify as a varsity sport for the purposes of Title IX, and, therefore, its members may not be counted as athletic participants,” he wrote in his decision. For an activity to be considered a sport under Title IX, it must have coaches,

practices, competitions during a defined season and a governing organization. The activity must also have competition as its primary goal — not merely the support of other athletic teams. Quinnipiac was ordered to offer women’s volleyball, at least through next season. Plainville High School cheer coach Shaylene Krupinski, for one, disagrees with the judge’s ruling that

competitive cheerleading does not qualify as a sport. Krupinski points out that Quinnipiac and other colleges “have completely changed the format of cheerleading.” One of Krupinski’s former cheerleaders, PHS alumnus Noelle Corriveau, now cheers for Quinnipiac. “They no longer cheer at games and are a purely competitive team,” Krupinski ex-

plained. “They compete head-to-head with other teams and are judged on things such as gymnastics and stunting, which requires great physical strength and teamwork; to toss and lift other athletes into the air. If that doesn’t qualify as a sport, I don’t know what does.” High school cheerleaders have become more and more focused on competitions as well. However, Krupinski is aware the cheerleader image most people have is of bubbly girls on the sideline at basketball and football games with pom-poms and megaphones. “In my experience as coach at PHS for the last six years, I know how hard it is to change people’s minds about the athletes who, not only work diligently at perfecting their own sport, but also lend their time to support the other teams at PHS,” Krupinski said. “When other students question the validity of cheerleading being a sport, I usually tell them that what they see on the sidelines is not what makes it a sport. It’s what goes on at the many competitions throughout the year that makes these girls

See Judge, page 21

A no-hitter for Guimond in Junior Legion tourney

Seniors fall in play-in By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

The Plainville Post 33 Junior American Legion baseball team blasted visiting Unionville 7-0 Saturday to advance to the Final 8 of the state tournament. The locals were slated to face Westbrook Wednesday in the quarterfinals. Incoming Plainville High School senior Tyler Guimond threw a nohitter to power Plainville past Unionville. Post 33 manager Jim Tufts said Guimond was “dominant”, but indicated a performance like that from

him came as no surprise. “That’s the Tyler Guimond we’re used to seeing,” said Tufts, pointing out that Guimond nearly out-dueled Berlin’s University of Connecticut-bound pitcher Anthony Marzi twice during the high school season. “He went toe to toe with him both times.” Against Unionville, Plainville scored five runs in the second inning to blow the game wide open. Despite holding a comfortable lead, Tufts wasn’t about to rest Guimond — not with a no-hitter going. “You can’t do that,” said the coach. When Unionville put the bat on a Guimond offering, Post 33’s defense was there every time. The locals committed no errors in the victory. “We made all the routine plays,” said Tufts.

Tom Dinda got Plainville’s secondinning rally going with a big hit. But for the most part, Post 33 relied on its trademark small-ball style of play. “We created opportunities for ourselves,” said Tufts. The Plainville Post 33 Senior American Legion team’s season ended last week in the state tournament play-in round. The locals fell to Montville, 2-1. Plainville took a 1-0 lead in the fifth inning when Mike Thomas drove in Brett Litke, but Montville came up with the equalizer in its next at-bat. The score remained deadlocked until the ninth, when Montville earned the walk-off victory. Post 33’s Eric Zapatka went the distance on the mound. Plainville’s

ace struck out seven and allowed just three hits and one walk. From Day 1 this season, Zapatka was a force. “He never faded,” Post 33 manager Lou Mandeville said of the lefty, who plans to play for Manchester Community College next spring. “He’s got a chance to move up from Manchester. He’s got a lot of potential.” Plainville manufactured just three hits against Montville; those coming from Thomas, Brandon Dalena and Taylor Perun. Perun drove in a team-high 17 runs this summer. Sam Dostaler tallied 12 RBI and led Post 33 with a .368 batting average. Dylan Chasse was next in line at .325.

See Baseball, page 21


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Plainville All-Stars fall in district title game By Sam Dostaler Special to The Citizen

It wasn’t in the cards for the Plainville Junior Little League All-Star baseball team this year. Last week, Plainville suf-

fered a 5-2 defeat to Yalesville in the District 5 championship game. This was the fifth time in the last six years the Plainville All-Stars reached the District 5 finals. This summer, the locals earned a spot in the champi-

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that, win or lose, they are going to remember how they played in this game for a long time. And they came back and fought.” Although a trip to the state tournament was not to be, DeJohn believes his guys may take something away from the loss to Yalesville that could serve them well in the future. “After the game I brought the kids down the right field line with the other coaches and told them to remember how it felt [to lose] and told them to use that feeling toward next season, and with any other sport they play,” said DeJohn.

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AAA All-Stars Plainville 11, Southington North 10: Plainville pitchers had a solid performance, with Tanner Bloom picking up the win. Tyler Miller, Tyler Rizzo and Jordan Bishop anchored Plainville’s defense. Coming through at the plate for the victors were Brady Callahan (2for-3), Brendan Sauvron (2-for2, walk), Dylan Morrell (1-for2), Miller (1-for-1, 2 walks) and Rizzo (1-for-2, walk). Plainville 17, Edgewood Gold 10: Powering Plainville’s pitching staff were Jordan Bishop (4 strikeouts) and Andrew Johnson (2 strikeouts). Turning in a solid defensive game for the locals were Tyler St. Onge, Peyton Warnat, Brendan Sauvron, Tyler Davis and Ryan Snyder. Leading the victors at the plate were Warnat (2-for-2, homerun, walk, 3 runs scored), Tyler Corriveau (3-for-3, 5 RBI, 2 runs scored), St. Onge (2-for2, 3 runs scored), Tanner Bloom (2-for-3), Brady Calla-

han (2-for-3), Bishop (2-for-3, 2 runs scored) and Brian Buckley (2-for-4, 2 runs scored). Plainville 2, Southington West 1 (7 innings): Winning pitcher Jordan Bishop pitched five innings, striking out 10. Dylan Morrell and Andrew Johnson closed out the game for Plainville. Anchoring the locals’ defense were Tyler St. Onge, Tyler Miller, Brady Callahan and Brian Buckley. Plainville’s offense was led by Miller (2-for-2, 2 runs scored). Plainville 6, Edgewood Gold 3: Game-winner Brendan Sauvron pitched 2 2/3 innings, striking out three. Also pitching well for Plainville were Brian Buckley, Tanner Bloom and Dylan Morrell (3 strikeouts). Tyler St. Onge and Peyton Warnat were Plainville’s defensive standouts. Coming through at the plate for the victors were Warnat (1for-2, 2B, run scored), Brady Callahan (3-for-3, 3B, 3 RBI, run scored), Tyler Miller (1-for1, 2B, RBI) and Tyler Corriveau (2-for-2).



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Judge Continued from page 19 true athletes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My girls are some of the hardest working, most dedicated athletes at PHS, and I wish that more people could see the true sport side of cheerleading â&#x20AC;&#x201D; what happens on the cheerleading mat during a competition.â&#x20AC;? Berlin High School Class of 2010 alumnus Briana Calafiore agrees with Krupinski that modern cheerleading is misunderstood. A former BHS cheerleader, Calafiore will continue her cheer career at Syracuse University.

Baseball Continued from page 19 Zapatka, Perun, Dostaler, Chasse and Connor Phaneuf earned a spot on the Zone 7 All-Star team. Plainville rolled up a Zone 7 record of 13-12 this season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The kids played hard, re-

â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of people try to argue with me that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a sport, and I could argue with them forever, but they still would not understand. People donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t realize how much work goes into a routine that lasts about two minutes,â&#x20AC;? Calafiore said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We make tumbling and lifting girls (look) easy because we practice so much, but if they could see how many times we fall during practice, they would get that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not something everyone could pick up.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We do a lot of difficult stunts, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very risky,â&#x20AC;? Calafiore added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve probably fallen out of a stunt about 100 times, but I have learned to get back up and try again.â&#x20AC;?

spected the game and gave a solid effort every night,â&#x20AC;? said Mandeville.

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Storm Continued from page 1 Connecticut Light & Power was right on the job and sent “watchers,” who saw that no one strayed near downed electrical lines, wires in roads or on lawns. In dozens of areas, lines were ripped right off houses, police said. Power was out to numerous homes and businesses and for many, was not

restored until Thursday. Authorities advised residents to stay clear of any downed lines and treat them as if they were still live. Smedick noted that part of the ancient sycamore tree on the front lawn of J. Timothy’s Taverne, located on the corner of Cooke Street and New Britain Avenue, fell on a car, just missing the driver who was understandably shaken up. Officials said she was checked out and able to go

home. Smedick, too, said he was pleased with the police officers’ performance under the storm conditions. Northwest Drive near the Middle School of Plainville was closed to traffic due to the breaking of a telephone pole and the downing of wires. Webster Street suffered lots of downed lines and no power. Linden Street had at least one tree down. Two trees fell in Norton Park, one taking down part of a fence and the other dangling in the Farmington Canal. Tomasso Nature Park sustained little damage. Paderewski Park was hit hard, and Dave Emery, head of buildings and Grounds, said he was unhappy with the loss of at least 30 nice shade trees and others were mortally wounded. Fencing was ruined by falling branches. A total clean up of the park was in progress Thursday and proved to be a long job. The hollow ghost of a oncebeautiful tree still stood guard at one of the park’s entrances, its upper portions piled across Cooke Street. The whole top was gone, revealing the hollow interior that may have housed small wild creatures. It was easy for spectators to see that a tree can exist as long as its outer layers can distribute

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Marshal Larry Sutherland, other town officials and residents. More than 18,000 CL&P customers throughout the state lost power and most of it was restored by Friday. More than 200 utility crews from Connecticut, Massachu-

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setts and New Hampshire took on the work. Officials said many trees were weakened so it is possible that branches will still come down. Ruth Sharp Hummel is the town historian and town naturalist. She writes several columns each month for The Plainville Citizen.

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patient and his or her loved ones,” said Dr. Antoinetta Capriglione, chief of pediatrics at The Hospital of Central Connecticut. “Patients and their families should be participating in the care. That’s the basic premise of family-centered care.” On July 15, HCC’s pediatric unit staff signed a proclamation making their commitment to family-centered care official. HCC actually began working toward family-centered care two years ago, when staff on the Family BirthPlace nursery introduced the concept. Nursery staff have already implemented some of

the changes occurring on the pediatric unit now. In fact the nursery has taken it a step further – having former patients’ parents serve on a unit advisory committee to make recommendations on improving care. Other changes have included more flexible visiting policies and hours and, on the pediatric unit, supplying cots so parents like Tacinelli and Melendez can stay with their child. A kitchen on the unit is available to family members 24/7. “They’re awesome here,” Tacinelli said. “You feel at home.” On both the pediatric unit

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international one. “I ship throughout the U.S., the Caribbean, the Pacific, Canada,” he said, mentioning that he cannot ship to everywhere in the world. “I just shipped something to Kwajalien Island.” Kwajalein Island is in Japan. DeMers said when he talks with buyers there, they are one day ahead – just one of the things he finds interesting about his business. DeMers went into busi-

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dealing with truck engines, teaching diesel mechanics and truck repair and then as a deckhand on a tugboat. Later, DeMers worked for two and one-half years at sea as the chief engineer on a 125-foot schooner. There, he was responsible for all of the mechanics of the ship. He then became chief engineer of a 157-foot schooner, which traveled transatlantic from Italy to Cape Cod, after stops in the Cape Verde Islands and Bermuda. Though he now works inland in Plainville, DeMers said he still goes to sea, competing in the NewportBermuda race in the past, as well as a race around Long Island and the 1500

Caribbean rally. He has also delivered vessels to Bermuda and the Caribbean. DeMers said working with the different parts of the country and world have helped his business, which he expected to be one that only ran about six months per year, turn into one that works year-round, even in in New England. “I’ve met a real lot of nice folks from all over,” he said, adding that it has helped him that he loves what he does. “I spend a lot of time here, working with this business,” DeMers said. “It’s become both a job and a hobby. If I am going get up and go to work I want to enjoy it.”

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Fire and police were on the scene within 15 minutes after the craziness. Later, I heard that a person driving on Route 372, just in front of J. Timothy’s, had been waylaid by a falling tree. Fortunately, reports said the driver wasn’t injured. Further down Crooke Street, several trees were down and some people did sustain damage to their homes. J. Timothy’s had some damage, too. But nobody got killed or seriously injured. An amazing outcome. A storm like that reminds us how puny we are when it comes to the forces of nature. How lucky we are to pull into our driveways each night. Weather experts now are verifying tornado touchdowns in several parts of the state. Plainville’s incident was not categorized as such. But the gang of stranded folks, hanging around 7Eleven last week, was convinced that the strange green-tinged monstrosity that tore down Cooke Street was no ordinary weather event.


DeMers sells generators for boats, homes and businesses. He also runs the largest Beta Marine showroom in New England, which is in Newington. DeMers credits his success with his following on the Internet, selling a lot of his engines, transmissions and generators on eBay. DeMers had a simple reason for getting involved with boats, as his last name means “of the sea.” “I come from a long line of sailors,” he said. He himself is a sailor, having purchased his first boat in and sailing to Key West College, graduating in 1980 with a certificate in marine diesel engines. After, he worked in a boatyard, a shop





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Night of Excellence Photos courtesy of Plainville Community Schools

From left to right, State Rep. Elizabeth “Betty” Boukus presents Plainville High School Class of 2010 valedictorian Alyssa Martino and salutatorian Alex Salazar with an award from the state of Connecticut during the Night of Excellence program held at the high school in June.

Katherine Meadows

Katherine (Fanizzie) Pucci-Meadows, 85, died peacefully July 19, 2010. She was the wife of Billy J. Meadows, her devoted husband since 2003. She was previously widowed in 1992 after the passing of Walter J. Pucci, her kind and caring husband of 49 years. The daughter of Frank and Pellegrina Fanizzie, she was born in New Britain, where she attended school and was a resident of Plainville for more than 60 years. She retired in 1986 from Fafnir Bearings after serving more than 30 years of service as a matcher and an inspector. She was a longtime member of Our Lady of Mercy Church, Plainville Seniors, AARP and the Fafnir Retirees. She was the beloved mother of Kathleen and Gerald Allen, of Plainville, Patricia

Plainville High School Class of 2010 valedictorian Alyssa Martino, left, receives congratulations from Susan Kessler Werblow, donor of the Adeline E. Kessler Education Leadership Book Award, at the Night of Excellence program held at the high school in June.

From left to right, Plainville High School Class of 2010 graduate Shawn Matyasovszky, center, stands with his parents and Mr. And Mrs. Frank Vasile, representing their children who donated the Mary Ventrelli, Vasile Scholarship, at the Night of Excellence program held at the high school in June.

Obituaries Pucci, of Glastonbury, and a son-in-law, Dean Esposti; she was also the treasured grandmother of Deborah and Michael Kantor, of Torrington, Thomas and Tracy Allen, of Torrington, and Jessica and Martin Sullivan, of Gales Ferry; her greatgrandchildren, Finny and Elijah Sullivan, who were the joys of her life; and her sister, Rose Fanizzie, of Bloomfield. She was predeceased by a beloved daughter, Roxanne Esposti; along with her other siblings, Anna Sigalos, John Fanizzie, Leo Fanizzie and Angie Kaplinic. Family was always her priority, and her quiet, caring ways will always be remembered by all who knew her. The funeral was held July 23, 2010, at Bailey Funeral Home, Plainville. A celebration of her life was held July 24, 2010, at Our Lady of Mercy Church, Plainville. Burial followed at St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Anna (Rowinski) Frac Anna (Rowinski) Frac, 86, lifelong Plainville resident, died July 22, 2010, peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Louis Frac and the sister of the late Peter Rowinski, a recipient of the Purple Heart. She was born March 2, 1924, in Plainville, to the late Joseph and Mary (Tworek) Rowinski. In addition to being a homemaker, she was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Southington and a member of the church’s Immaculata Womens’ Club, the Holy Rosary Society and a former choir member. She was also an officer of the Polish National Alliance, a member of the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America, the Plainville Senior Center and

the Madeley Roberts Ladies Auxiliary Post 574 of Plainville. She is survived by her three sons and one daughter: Thomas Frac, of Plainville, Paul Frac and his wife Donna, of Houston, Louis Frac and his wife Joyce, of Plainville, and Carol Jiantonio and her longtime companion, Martin Roy, of Plainville; six grandchildren: Nicole, Sarah, Justin, Heather, Rachel and Alex; and three great-grandchildren: Jason, Xavier and Jean Marie. Funeral services were held July 26, 2010, from Plantsville Funeral Home, with a Mass at Immaculate Conception Church, Southington. Burial followed in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Southington. Her family would like to express their deep appreciation to everyone who extended their support through the simplest acts of kindness, whether it be a card, a visit, or a quick phone call, during the past few months of her life. Memorial donations

may be made to the Office of Radio and Television, Archdiocese of Hartford, 15 Peach Orchard Road, Prospect, CT 06712-1052. Plantsville Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Robert Paul

Robert Paul, 53, of New Britain, died July 19, 2010, after being struck by a motor vehicle on Route 9 in New Britain. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., son of the late Richard O. and Theresa Paul. He lived in New Britain since 1970. He was a graduate of New Britain High School Class of 1976. He is survived by his two brothers, Ralph Paul and his wife, Maryann, of Plainville, and Richard O. Paul Jr., of West Hartford; a sister, Catherine Raymond, of Waterbury; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held July 23, 2010, at Carlson Funeral Home, New Britain. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.


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BOXER Male, Charlie, one year old, fawn, black muzzle, purebred, lovable, call 203-8501584 for details.


Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators & Stoves


MER. 3BR, 2nd Flr, 187 Crown St, $850 + utl. 1 1/2 mth sec. 646 713-4933 MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. East Side, 3rd flr Studio, $160/wk+ sec. 1BR, 1st fl, $210/wk+sec. 12pm-8pm 203630-3823 or MERIDEN - CLEAN 1 ROOM EFFICIENCY $450. Utilities included. 2 mos security. Credit check req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN - LARGE 3 BR, 1st FL Hdwd flrs. Stove, fridge, washer & dryer. Nice yard. No pets. Off st parking.$1050 + sec. 203-715-5829. Sec 8 approved. MERIDEN - Summer St. 2BR, new bath, new kitch, updated pantry, great condition! W/D, refs, $900/ mo. sec req’d. Avail. NOW! Section 8 approved. 203-213-5585

MERIDEN 1 & 2BR Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, sec & refs. No pets. 203- 239-7657 or 203-314-7300

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

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden - Studio apt. $595 + sec. Heat & HW incl. Avail. immed! 203-938-3789

203-235-8431 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 1 Bedroom for Rent Large, clean, quiet. 2nd Floor. Utilities included. Apartment to share. $500. (917) 406-3478 MERIDEN 2 or 3 BR, 1st FL. Good location. Remodeled. Appliances, WD hookup. Off-st parking. No pets. Sec 8 Approved. $950-$1100. Refs. 203-237-5802

L & E PROPERTY Management offers Meriden - 3BR apt, 2nd flr Just Renovated! LR, DR, porch. $950 + sec. & utils. 33 Atkins St. Avail. Immed. 203-938-3789

MERIDEN 3 BEDROOM Off st parking. Large yard. W/D hookup. Newly renovated. New bathroom. $1100 mo + Sec. Call 203-671-2672

MER LG 1BR, 2nd flr, W. Side, washer, dryer, stove & fridge incl. 2 rms private storage space included. $824/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm call 203-630-3823

MERIDEN 3 BEDROOM Off street parking, large yard, W/D hookup. Newly renovated. New bathroom. $1100/ mo + Sec. Call 203-671-2672

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN - 2BR, 1st flr, 53 Washington St. No pets. Laundry on site. $825/mo + 2 mos. sec. Call 203-494-2147

MERIDEN 32 Cook Avenue

1 BR Apts & Studios $595 & Up Limited Time-1 mo free rent! Heat & HW incl. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 3BR, 1st floor Stove & refrigerator included. New paint. $900 plus utilities. Section 8 Approved. (860) 833-3920 MERIDEN 3rd FL, 2 Bedrooms, 1 bath. No pets. New carpets. Off-street parking. Stove & refrigerator. (203)237-8992 After 5pm. $750 + 1 mon. sec. MERIDEN 4 BRs, 7 Rooms, 1st Floor Eat-In Kitchen. W/D hookup. Off street parking. $1200/month Plus security. Call 860-508-6877 MERIDEN 404 Center Street 1 BR starting at $600 1st & 3rd Fl. Appliances incl. Utils sep. Off st. parking. No pets. Sec & ref. Mike (203) 537-6137 MERIDEN 54 North Ave. 2BR. $675/mo + 2mos sec. Call (203)223-3983 MERIDEN 5Rm Crown Vill. $775. Lease, Sec & Ref. Sec 8, No pets. 203-668-5901 MERIDEN MOVE IN SPECIAL Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841

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


Thursday, July 29, 2010 — The Plainville Citizen


CONCRETE & CEMENT NILES CONSTRUCTION Specialists in concrete work, garage & room additions foundations. Monolithic pouring. Fully insured. 50 years in business. #0625778 203-269-6240

DRIVEWAYS CHEAPER THAN A DUMPSTER! Garages, Attics, Basements, Lawn Maint., Brush, Pools, Decks, etc. Sr discounts. 203-238-0106 GARY wodatch Debris removal of any kind. Homeowner’s, contractor’s, small dumpsters avail. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430 GARY Wodatch Demolition Services. Sheds, pools, decks, garages, concrete walks, patios, Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430

MIDSTATE PAVING DRIVEWAYS 3 year warranty Reasonable rates. CT Reg 575852 203-238-1708


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

CARPENTRY HARDWOOD Flooring Install, Sand, Finish, Repair, Designs Fully insured. We guarantee your satisfaction! Flexible & efficient! (203) 395-6004 Marcelo J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880 WINDOW & Door Replacement Repairs of all types. Additions, Decks, Garages, Finish bsmt, Complete Home Improvement. Free est. 203-238-1449 # 578107

GUTTERS HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM Seamless Gutters/Downspouts Gutter cleaning/repairs Call today for free estimate. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084 PROF Guttering cleaning along w/the down spouts. Free est. CT Reg #0619909. 203-715-2301

CLEANING SERVICE We’ll clean your house or office with a sparkle. Ask about Free Cleaning for New Clients. Polish /English speaking. Bonded, ins. Free est. Anna (860) 505-7720

A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS 15 yard roll-off Dumpsters $350 20 yard roll-off Dumpsters $450 203-537-0360

All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service

CT Reg #606277. DON’T MOVE - IMPROVE! Free estimates. 203-631-1325


Pete In The Pickup For All Your Junk Removal Needs 203-886-5110



FUDA CONSTRUCTION LLC No job too small, driveways, parking lots, any concrete sidewalks, curving. etc. New or repairs of water or sewer service, any excavation needs. Prompt free est. Fully licensed & insured. Reg #630230. Call 203-235-1030 or 203-537-7303.Check us 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

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS AFFORDABLE SERVICES -Specializing in total home improvement inside and out. Free estimates. 203-886-8227 CT Reg #455709. Local and Insured. HARDWOOD Flooring Install, Sand, Finish, Repair, Designs Fully insured. We guarantee your satisfaction! Flexible & efficient! (203) 395-6004 Marcelo

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

HEDGE TRIMMING No Hedge/shrub too big, small or tall. Fully Ins. Free estimates. Quality Landscaping, LLC. WWW.QLSLLC.COM Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118 JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Hedge trimming & all your landscape needs. Top Quality Work. Fully Lic’d & ins’d. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311

L & E LAWN CARE & LANDSCAPING Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg. #623250 Call Trevor (203) 938-3789 LANDSCAPING AND MORE SPRING CLEANUPS 25% OFF ANY LANDSCAPE JOB Junk removal, Mowing, Rototilling 860-982-5334 or 203-314-8511 LAWN mowing, yard clean-ups, hedge trimming, brush, shrub pricker & tree removal. Gutters cleaned, Junk Removal. Free written est. Don 203-235-1318 NEW ENGLAND TREE SERVICE Tree Removal, pruning, stump grinding, bucket truck. Fully insured. Free estimates. Office: 203-671-8950

POWERWASH RICK’S AFFORDABLE Clean-ups, brush, tree & pricker removal. Hedge trimming. Much, much more. 11 yrs exp. 203-530-4447.

Driveways/parking lots/ concrete. Free estimates. 50+yrs exp. 203-237-5409 CT Reg #503554

Quality Landscaping, LLC Spring clean-ups, Property & Lawn Maintenance, landscaping, stone work. Jim. CT Reg #620306 WWW.QLSLLC.COM 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118

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


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

ABSOLUTE BEST Prices! John Mansolf Plumbing & Heating. 25 Years Experience. Licensed & Insured. 10% Senior Citizen Discount Call 203-815-6276


PROF landscaping srv. Providing excavating, landscape design, planting, hedge trim, mowing, #0619909. 203-715-2301


SCOTT SHOP Handyman Service “Honey-Do List Specialist” Mowing, Home & Yard Maint., Painting, Powerwash, Small Repairs, etc. (203) 715-2951 CT #839824

J&C Complete Home Restoration Beat any price by 10% Payment plans available Free Est. Lic & Ins #578015 203-427-1256 or 860-681-6943 Offers complete excavation services, drainage, underground utilities. 50+ yrs exp. 203-237-5409 CT Reg #503554

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

CROSS ROADS SERVICES Landscape Contractors. Design, build & maintain. CT#553037 (203) 627-8750




AFFORDABLE SERVICES Kichens, baths, all carpentry, patios, walkways & more. Free estimates. 203-886-8227 CT Reg #455709. Local and Insured.



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


T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC


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




HOUSE CLEAN Outs, Garages Basements, Attics, Yards Big or Small..... We Take It All Free Estimates. Call Ed. JUNK REMOVAL- Attic, House cleanouts, garages, yards, basements, sheds. Sr. Discounts. You point, we take! Lowest price guaranteed! Don 203-235-1318


Bill Rudolph Contractor Cert inst-walls, walkways, patios, paver sealing, drainage & backhoe work. Free est. #563661. 203-237-9577

FUDA CONSTRUCTION LLC No job too small, driveways, parking lots, any concrete sidewalks, curving. etc. New or repairs of water or sewer service, any excavation needs. Prompt free est. Fully licensed & insured. Reg #630230. Call 203-235-1030 or 203-537-7303.Check us

PAUL’S MASONRY - New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplace. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281 S & H MASONRY & CONSTRUCTION LLC Stonewalls, steps, chimneys, concrete, retaining walls, FPs, pavers, walkways, patios, tiling Free est. Lic/Ins. #607639. Cell-203-376-0355 W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry. CT Reg # 0626708 Call 203-235-4139


L & E PAINTING Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg #623250 Call Trevor (203) 938-3789 MIRKEL PAINTING Exteriors from $899. Powerwashing decks. Popcorn ceilings. CT Reg #569864. Ed 203-824-0446


DRIVEWAYS - 3 year warranty! Reasonable rates. CT 575852 203-238-1708

STEVENS PAVING All asphalt maintenance. Sealing & crack fillling. Comm & Resid. 10% Sealing discount. No job to big or small. work guaranteed! Ct Reg #625979 860-816-2020


ABSOLUTE BEST Prices! John Mansolf Plumbing & Heating. 25 Years Experience. Licensed & Insured. 10% Senior Citizen Discount Call 203-815-6276

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

203-269-3559 New Roofs, Reroofs, Tearoffs lic#565514

C&M CONSTRUCTION To ensure a quality job at a fair price. Call 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488 CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT Siding Roofing Windows Remodeling Decks Gutters Addtions Credit Cards Accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455

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

Gonzalez Construction ★★★★★★★★

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


D & G PAVING PROF roof clean srv We remove unwanted black streaks mold mildew moss from your roof shingles. 203-715-2301

WE work well with com and res property owners. We wash decks, walls, walkways, vinyl siding, wood & alum siding. Lic 0619909. 203-715-2301


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

203-631-3777 or 860-839-1000


JACK Biafore, LLC Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. In business over 50 yrs. CT# 623849 (203) 537-3572 JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 26 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498

OTHERS Wash - WE CLEAN! GONE! Gutter black lines... GONE! Green Mold... GONE! Black Mildew... Dirt, Grease & Grime... GONE!

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

POWERWASHING Now made affordable. Full house or spot washing. Fences & decks. Olsen Powerwashing. Free estimates. Fully ins. 203-272-2699

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


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, July 29, 2010 GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT



MERIDEN- Spacious 2BR Townhouse with FP, garage, central air, pool and more. Asking $143,900. Quality Realty, LLC 203-235-1381

MERIDENMini-Storage/Garage Space

$200/mo. Ideal location w/great access Mr. Griswold


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

FIDERIO & SONS Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrooms, additions. HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM

Roofing, Siding & Gutters Residential/Commerical. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

SERVICES OFFERED A GREAT team to bartend your next special event. Hardworking, professional, energetic team that will make any function a success. 203-619-2767 Cornerstone Fence & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203237-GATE. CT Reg #601060 LOST Or Found. The RecordJournal will run your lost or found ad FREE in our Marketplace Section! Call 203238-1953 for details.

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN- 1BR - $750/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Call for info 203-639-4868 MERIDEN- 2BR Apt, Crown St. $825. No utilities included and requires. 1 mo. sec. Section 8 approved. 203-815-5399 MERIDEN- 2BR TOWNHOUSE 1-1/2 Bath, Full Basement, WD Hookup. Cul-de-sac. $875. 2 mos sec. Credit check req’d. No pets. (203) 284-0597 MERIDEN- 5 rms, 2BRs, 2 bathrooms, 3 floors. Call 203-2137714 MERIDEN- Large, clean, 34BRs, w/w carpet, ceramic tile, stove & fridge. Center St area. 203-238-3908 MERIDEN- Nice 1BR, 72 North First St., Apt 5. Parking, appliances, $595. Credit, references. No pets. 203-238-1890 MERIDEN-3BR Apartments 1st & 3rd Floor. Off st parking. Updated. Quiet, dead end st. Small pets ok. Available now. Call (203) 641-8483 MERIDEN-Large Modern 2BR, Hrdwd flrs, laundry room, prvt porch, Off st prking. 38 Summer St. $800/mo. Call 203-6852836 or 203-710-9474 MERIDEN-Terrific 1BR in Modern E. side, secure bldg in small complex. Lg. kit & bath, stove, fridge, DW. Deck, off st. park. $685 incl. HW. 203-284-1822 x210 MERIDEN. Studio apt, downtown on bus line. $525/mo plus util. No pets. (203) 982-3042 PLAINVILLE - X-Large studio apt. Fully applianced. Inc. A/C, onsite prkg, balcony. $625/mo. Call CPI 860-225-1570 (x1)

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

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

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

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

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

APARTMENTS FOR RENT PLAINVILLE- Quiet apt. Security, background check, no pets. (860) 793-6672 evenings. SOUTHINGTON - 1 1/2 RM Efficiency, near I-84 $135/wk. Incld heat & HW, A/C, appl’s. Sec dep & refs req 860-620-0025 SOUTHINGTON Downtown 1BR, 136 Center St, Heat/garbage/ HW incld. No pets. $700/month. Call Mike 860-919-1908

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. WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 4 Rooms, 1st fl. $850. Updated kitch w/microwave & DW, laundry hookup in bsmnt. 1 off st parking. Gas heat/H20. 177 Washington St. (203) 949-8656 WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 5 Rooms, Upgraded 3rd Floor. Good area. Dishwasher, stove, refrigerator. WD hookup. No pets. $900. 2 mos security. 203-695-8138 WALLINGFORD Available North Main Street Victorian 3RMs, 1BR. 3rd Fl. $750 + utils. No smoking. No pets. Call 203-269-5973 WALLINGFORD Spacious 4 room North Main St 2nd floor apt.; Choate School Area; will consider a pet; $1250/month plus utilities. Owner/Agent: 203-980-0056

TREE SERVICES GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430 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 IN BUSINESS 29 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775 NEW ENGLAND TREE SERVICE Tree Removal, pruning, stump grinding, bucket truck. Fully insured. Free estimates. Office: 203-671-8950

PRICKER REMOVAL RICK’S AFFORDABLE Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or small. 11 yrs exp. 203-5304447.

SOUTHINGTON -2BR TH Condo on Rt 322. 1 1/2 baths, private deck. MANY UPGRADES. EZ access to Bristol & Cheshire. $135,000. Call 860-841-9412


CHESHIRE Office Space in professional center, central location. Suites 150 - 2,000 sq ft (203) 234-9681 or email

WALLINGFORD 2BR 1 bath Cape Cod on East Side of town. HW flrs, updated kit cherry cabinets, updated bath, newer windows, gas heat, HW. $269,900. Al Criscuolo 203-265-5618

NO BANK QUALIFYING!! Bristol - 3br 2 bath Cape w/detached garage Viewing available 24/7 Call for more details 860-517-8211

BUSINESS PROPERTY FOR RENT DURHAM OFFICE SPACEWarehouse space 1250 sq’ per. Industrial complex location. Office includes kitchenette. Parking included. Contact for pricing - will split office from warehaouse space. Central location- within 30 minutes to Hartford, New London, New Haven. Arnold Battista 860349-5449


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

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770 WLFD-1BR, w/office/BR off of LR, lg kit, 2nd Fl, quiet neighborhood, yard, off st park, W/D hkup. $800/mo+ utils. 2mo sec. Exc credit req. 203-272-8108

MERIDEN $359,900 Better than new construction! Gorgeous 45BR, 3 full bath Colonial. Spacious rooms, HW and wide planked pegged flooring. Remodeled throughout. Oversized heated 2 car garage. Linda 203-235-3300

SOUTHINGTON, 1999 Colonial on Cul-de-sac, 3-4 BR's, 2 1/2 newer baths (master w/slate), 2 fireplaces, newer hdwd, granite, ss appliances and much more. Cherry cabinets, 22x8 master closet, c/air, security/ irrigation system, fence, new shed. FSBO $369,900, call 860-426-0099 for showing.

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WALLINGFORD Convenient in town Col w/updated, improved mechanicals, walk-up attic for future expansion, 3BRs, LR, DR and lg eat-in kit, fenced yard w/work shed & more. $194,900. Kathy 203-265-5618

MERIDEN - For Sale By Owner 2 BR Townhouse. 1.50 Baths. Dishwasher, Disposal, Stove, Refrigerator Washer & Dryer incl. New HW Heater. New flooring in LR & DR. Sunken FP in LR. Fresh paint. Deck. C-Air. Pool, Tennis & Basketball Courts, Clubhouse. 1 Car Garage. $179,900. Ron 203-558-8319

WLFD. 1BR w/stove & refrig including heat & hw. Starting at $695. No pets. Lease, sec. JJ Bennett Realty 203-265-7101 WLFD. 2BR OVERSIZED Townhouse, appl’d kit., 3000SF, lots of storage & closet space, laundry room. NO PETS. $1195. Call J.J. Bennett, 203-265-7101.



WLFD: Well maintained/clean, 2 BR, large 4 room, 3rd floor, $800 + utilities. 2 BR, 5 room, 1st floor, $1000 + utilities. Porches, laundry, off st. parking, good credit, No pets/ smoking. Tom 203-889-1940

MERIDEN Rare Find! 3 Bdrm Mattabasset condo w/1 full & 2 half baths. Sunken Lrm, formal Drm & LL Fam rm, too! This seller to ready to move. Wm Raveis RE Susan 203-668-1049

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN $100 per week. Fully furnished BR, Kit & LR. All utils & cable TV incld. Washer & dryer on site. No drugs or alcohol. Please Call 203-537-6284 MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. + sec call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or

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

WALLINGFORD $196,900 Great end unit in much sought after complex. 1360 sq ft, 2BR, 1.5BTH, FR in LR, full w/o basement with sliders to a private back yard. A must see! Call Dawn 203-265-5618




Sun. August 1st 12pm-2pm 29c Pilgrim's Harbor Wallingford NOW the Price is RIGHT! Come and Enjoy this Condo! 3 BR Townhouse w/ Eat-in Kit, Form DR, MBR w/ full BA, w/out LL to patio, huge Fam Rm, FP, sliders to deck. Golf/ Tennis/Clubhouse. $229,900. Directions: Woodhouse Ave to Harrison Rd to Bradford Way.

WALLINGFORD- Clean 1BR Ranch w/central air. Secure building. Asking $95,000. Quality Realty, LLC 203-235-1381


APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD-2BR, 1st flr, W/D hkup, front porch, quiet street, clean. $950/mo + sec. Avail now. Call 203-537-0360


COVENTRY Custom, Cape. Country setting. Granite counters. Fully applianced. 2nd floor student suite Hardwood floors. Fireplace. Vinyl siding. Attached 2-car garage. Central air. Big yard. Open Space Subdivision For future UConn parents, you can save the cost of room and board each year. Possible savings of $40,000 or more for one student New home to be built $449,900 Call Lawrence Nadeau Const. 860 919-6592 Coventry, 4 bed., 2 1/2 baths.

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HELP WANTED DRIVERS: Now Hiring/Training! Become a School Bus Driver ($500 SignOn Bonus for Licensed/Experienced School Bus Drivers) No Experience Necessary. Free Training. Part-Time Split Shift. Competitive Wages. Paid Holidays. Benefits Available. Positions Available in: East Haven, Madison, Milford, Rocky Hill, Stratford, Wallingford, and Waterbury. Apply online at: or in person at: 70 Chestnut Ave, Stratford, CT 06615. 82 Nathans Lane, Madison, CT 06443. 345 Old Gate Lane, Milford, CT 06460. 62 Fulkerson Dr, Waterbury, CT 06708. 418 Short Beach Rd, East Haven, CT 6512. 990 Northrup Rd, Wallingford, CT 06492. 647 Cromwell Ave, Rocky Hill, CT 06067

MECHANIC MECHANIC III Highly skilled mechanic needed in the repair and maintenance of all types of motor vehicles including heavy construction equipment The position requires 6 years repairing heavy construction equipment. Technical or trade school training may substitute for up to 3 years experience. Must have own tools. $24.73 to $29.70 per hour (wages under negotiation) plus an excellent fringe benefit package. Apply to: Personnel Department Town of Wallingford 45 South Main Street Wallingford, CT 06492 Fax # (203) 294-2084 The closing date will be August 4, 2010 or the date the 50th application is received, whichever occurs first. EOE

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Thursday, July 29, 2010 — The Plainville Citizen HELP WANTED AUTO MECHANIC, Foreign car exp., own tools, exc. pay & benefits. Wlfd. dealership. 203284-8989 fax: 203-269-1114 Restaurant

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Now Hiring Team Members! Bartenders, Cooks Hosts, Servers Apply in person daily, between 2pm & 4pm: 1088 N. Colony Road Wallingford, CT 06492

At Applebee¹s you will enjoy: Flexible Hours, Competitive Pay, Extensive Training & Meal Discounts. If you are an enthusiastic, guestfocused team player, "you belong at Applebee's." EOE ROGERS ORCHARD, SOUTHINGTON, CT needs 6 temporary workers 8/2/2010 to 10/31/2010. 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 the work contract. Work is guaranteed for 3/4 of the workdays during the contract period. $10.16 per hr. Applicants to apply contact CT Department of Labor at 860-2636020. Job order #CT4558906. May perform any combination of tasks related to the production and harvesting of fruit and vegetables including pruning, thinning, hoeing, planting, irrigating, mowing, and harvesting. Workers will be using straight and step ladders and will be required to lift approx 40 lbs while descending and ascending ladder on a sustained basis. At least 1 month experience in duties listed required.

TEACHING POSITIONS Wallingford Public Schools is seeking CT certified candidates for the following 2010/11 teaching positions: Middle School Level: Guidance Couselor; High School Level: Athletic Director, Chemistry, Family & Consumer Science (full-time & .7); Systemwide: Special Education Departmnet Head, Speech Pathologist. Visit our website @ for an application and mail ASAP to: Ms. Jan Guarino, Assistant Superintendent for Personnel Wallingford Public Schools 142 Hope Hill Road Wallingford, CT 06492 or fax to (203) 949-6551.

Call us with your Marketplace ad now. (203) 238-1953


Financial Counselor

CHESHIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT TITLE II FUNDS 30 HOURS PER WEEK Will work in classroom with individual or small groups of Grade 1 students under teacher direction. Experience with language arts and math preferred. QUALIFICATIONS: Two years of college credit OR Associates degree or higher OR Pass a State Board of Ed adopted paraprofessional assessment. CLOSING DATE: Aug. 11, 2010 (4:00 p.m.) SEND LETTER OF INTENT, CURRENT RESUME, THREE LETTERS OF REFERENCES & COPIES OF TRANSCRIPTS OR PROOF OF ASSESSMENT:

Cheshire Public Schools Human Resources 29 Main Street Cheshire CT 06410

CHESHIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT 30 HOURS PER WEEK Will work in classroom with individual or small groups of Grade 1 students under teacher direction. Experience with language arts and math preferred. QUALIFICATIONS: Two years of college credit OR Associates degree or higher OR Pass a State Board of Ed adopted paraprofessional assessment. CLOSING DATE: Aug. 11, 2010 (4:00 p.m.) SEND LETTER OF INTENT, CURRENT RESUME, THREE LETTERS OF REFERENCES & COPIES OF TRANSCRIPTS OR PROOF OF ASSESSMENT:

Cheshire Public Schools Human Resources 29 Main Street Cheshire CT 06410

CHILD PHOTOGRAPHERPUT A SMILE ON A CHILD’S FACE... and a memory in someone’s heart. If you enjoy working with children and have an interest in photography, we’ll train you to assist or take high quality school portraits. Paid training, benefits, fun working environment, seasonal work during the school year, early mornings. Please call 860-6283920 ext. 17

No experience necessary!

The Financial Counselor perform various customerfocused access functions which include registration/admission, financial counseling, insurance eligibility, collect co payments and deductibles, estimate prices for procedures, authorization for care (nonclinical). This role is also responsible for the preparation of charts, collecting patient privacy restrictions, census, meet and greet visitors, direct visitors, assisting volunteers in coordinating needs. Other responsibilities are the ability to communicate with points of intervention regarding visitor/patient needs, other reception duties, resolution of payer conflicts, including third party payers and eligibility process. As wells as ensures department and hospital financial goals are achieved. The positions are located in both our Urgent Care (MediQuick) and Emergency Department. QUALIFICATIONS: Requires high school diploma, associate's degree preferred. One year experience in hospital or medical office environment including insurance and registration knowledge. Knowledge of medical terminology and computer skills required. Ability to work quickly and accurately in a fast-paced customer service environment. HOURS: 8 hours a week, day & evening shifts rotating schedule, with weekend and holiday coverage.



MidState Medical Center MidState Medical Center is a progressive community hospital with an opening for an enthusiastic and ambitious individual to work in our "team-oriented" environment. We are committed to creating a workplace that thrives on caring, respect and teamwork.


CARPET CLEANERS 18 Needed. No exp needed. $400-$1500/week. Call Mon. or Tues. 203-759-0577

To find out more about MidState Medical Center and to apply on-line, visit our website:

affirmative action- equal opportunity employer


•DEDICATED DRIVERS• Class A CDL (3) •Hartford area• 1 year verifiable Tractor Trailer experience required New Startup Local Work - Home Daily New Equipment Clean Work/ Driving Record Flatbed experience helpful Not required Full Benefits: MM/Rx/ Eye/Dental, 401 K Cardinal Logistics Management Call 866-299-5673 EOE HELP WANTED


Free Career Training!!!! Only 15 Spaces Available!!!! Do you have a criminal background? Are you 19-24 Years Old and Need a Career? The WFC in Meriden is offering free construction/ carpentry training. CALL NOW for more information: Joan Miller 203-235-9297 X124

CHILD CARE INFANT/TODDLER TEACHER For full time accredited program. ECE Degree req. + exp. preferred. Excellent benefit package. Fax resume to: 203741-0896. EOE. EXPERIENCED Dry Cleaner Spotter/Presser. Apply in person As U Like It Cleaners 467 Broad Street, Meriden

EXPERIENCED Sous Chef for busy Wallingford restaurant. Experienced only need apply. Please call 203-209-8542 HVAC SERVICE TECH B/D or S license required. 5 years min. experience. Exc. wages, benefits. Send resume to: No phone calls please.

MEDICAL CAREERS CNA/HHA NEW ENGLAND HOME CARE is seeking CNAs & Home Health Aides with a minimum of 6 mos exp. for a pediatric group home in Meriden. Previous experience in a group home with physically & emotionally challenged children preferred. 3 hr to 8 hr shifts, up to 24 hrs/wk. Shifts start at 6am. Earn up to $12.00 per hour based on experience. Must have a current CT CNA certificate. To schedule an appointment to apply, please call:

800-286-6300 ext. 4052 or fax your resume to the HR Department 860-613-3777 or email to: E/E/O/C/M/F/V/D Drug Screen/Criminal Background Check Required

Visit us on the web at Come Join Our Team!


The Curtis Home, a historic five star rated 60 bed skilled nursing facility in Meriden, is seeking a qualified candidate for an 11p.m.-7a.m. R.N. Charge Nurse opening. This full time position includes every other weekend. LTC and supervisory experience preferred. Our facility will offer you the opportunity to work in a supportive and nurturing environment! Competitive wage and benefit package. Please fax or email resume to Chris Regan R.N., D.N.S. Fax 203-630-1127 Phone 203-237-4338

to work in Meriden schools. Send resumes to:

Physical Therapist


Candidate must be a self starter, be able to work independently and possess excellent patient skills.

MEDICAL Secretary/billing. Part time Meriden area. Busy practice. Exp is required. Fax resume to 203-634-8102.


Wallingford Public Schools

ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL Start Date: On or about October 12, 2010. Intermediate administrator’s certification and experience as a teacher and administrator at the elementary school level required. Regionally competitive salary and benefits package. For application packet, please contact: Jan Guarino Assistant Superintendent for Personnel (203) 949-6510 or email jguarino@ Deadline: August 20, 2010

Meriden City Hall Personnel Dept. 142 East Main St, 06450 (203) 630-4237 E.O.E

ProHealth Physicians ProHealth Physicians is seeking an experienced

Physical Therapist for part time and per diem positions in their Middletown and Wallingford Centers.

Those interested should call Marlis Clingan at (860) 231-6116 Or fax their resume to (860) 231-6118

HELP WANTED MAINTENANCE LABORER Wanted Qualified laborers please contact AGC Incorporated at: or via fax, 203-317-2606. MANUFACTURING Temp & temp to hire. Many jobs paying between $9.00-15.50 depending on experience and skills. Mechanical skills, stable work history, pass criminal background check. Immediate needs. Call AR Mazzotta (203) 949-4242 PAINTERS. Full Time Experienced Residential/Commercial Painters, Sub Contractors AND Marketing Assistants / Interns Call 1-800-778-9885 Ext 1279

Warehouse-3rd shift Bristol company seeking Material Handlers $13/hr-background check req

Contact HCI@ 203-634-8427


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, July 29, 2010



Raw Bar - Seafood - Steak - Grill House

Stop In & Enjoy Our Shoreline Style Seafood & Steak Menu Upscale Casual Dining • Serving Lunch & Dinner • Full Bar

Happy Hour Special Mon.-Fri. 4 PM-6 PM $1.00 OFF All Drinks • 1/2 Price Raw Bar Excluding Lobster & Sampler

Dinner for Two Special

Available Mon.-Wed. Only Includes a bottle of wine, one appetizer, a family style salad and two entrees

Wine Bottles





Shrimp and Scallop Risotto with parmesan and mushrooms

Canyon Road Cabernet Sauvignon Canyon Road Creek Merlot Canyon Road Chardonnay Canyon Road Sauvignon Blanc

Express Lunch Available Weekdays


Mussels Scampi over angel hair pasta Fried Clam Strips over waffle fries with coleslaw


Grilled house sirloin with garlic mashed potatoes and onion rings

Crab Cake Sliders Grilled Cheese Sticks and Tomato Soup Portobello Fries with Horseradish Cream Fried Calamari with marinara Sauce

Buttered Lobster Roll with waffle fries and coleslaw


House Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Chop Salad with Chianti Basil Vinaigrette Caesar Salad

Bacon and Scallop Skewers Coconut Shrimp Salad Shrimp Po’ Boy Blackened Steak Sandwich Chicken and Wine Dijon Chicken Pasta

Fish & Chips with coleslaw Seared pork medallions over parmesan risotto with asparagus

Chicken Picatta over angel hair pasta


Clam Strip Roll Blackened Chicken Caesar Wrap

Coq au Vin over garlic mashed potato with sauteed green beans

Lemon Butter Baked Cod served with a baked potato and sauteed green beans

Includes your choice of soda or coffee and one entrée All meals are served with seasoned waffle fries and coleslaw

Chorizo and Cheddar Baked Macaroni and Cheese Double Bacon Cheeseburger

Wine & Hors d’oeuvre Night

Tuesday, August 17, 2010, Reception 6:00 $2000 plus tax & gratuity Raw Bar Sampler Fried Calamari with Jumbo Shrimp, capers & red onions, Blue Point Oyster & finished with a Little Neck Clam balsamic glaze Prima Perla Giorgio & Gianni Prosecco Pinot Grigio

Lemon Shrimp Ciabatta Relax Riesling

Mini Veal Osso Bucco with Cabernet reduction sauce Vicchiomaggio Chianti Classico

Pan Seared Crab Cake over preserved lemon slaw Toad Hollow Chardonnay

Double Cut Lamb Chops over scallion risotta cake Toad Hollow Pinot Noir

Open 7 Days Sun.-Thurs. 11:30-10; Fri. & Sat. 11:30-11

264 Queen St. • Southington, CT


7-29-2010 Plainville Citizen Newspaper  

Plainville Citizen Newspaper for July 29, 2010

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