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The Plainville

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Volume 10, Number 33

Plainville’s Only Weekly Newspaper

Ready, set, launch: hot air balloon fest begins Aug. 26 By Robin Lee Michel The Plainville Citizen

The owners of approximately 30 hot air balloons and counting have contacted the Plainville Fire Company indicating they have put the 27th Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival on their calendars and into their cell phones. Not that they would forget to go to Norton Park Aug. 26

to 28; the festival is one of the last in the Northeast and the only one in Connecticut. Although it is quite the process and expense to schlep the balloon and equipment to Plainville, and inflate and/or fly it as many as three occasions, it is even more involved to coordinate the event, organizers said. “It’s so much work. People have no such idea of how

The Plainville Police Department held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its headquarters on Aug. 12 to inau-

gurate the first evening that its newest vehicle, a mobile command center to address drunk driving, would be used. During the school year, students from Plainville

Photo by Brian Woodman Jr.

Jeff Wanner, Plainville High School teacher, cuts the ribbon Aug. 12 signifying the first day the Plainville Police Department used the new renovated mobile vehicle at sobriety checkpoints. PHS students were involved in refurbishing the truck.

Fun Day at Norton Park

much work it is,” said Erica Donovan, wife of William Donovan, chairman of this the 2011 hot air balloon festival. To ensure success, there are many components that have to be handled — not just the balloons — such as food, craft show, car rally, entertainment, fireworks and See Balloon, page 22

Collaborative efforts result in ‘bat mobile’ to stop drunk drivers By Brian Woodman Jr. Special to The Citizen

Thursday, August 18, 2011

High School helped customize the vehicle, which was donated by the state of Connecticut and originally marked for auction after 15 years of service. Sgt. Charles Smedick said Plainville has been particularly active during the last 10 years to apprehend drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Plainville police have made an average of about 250 DUI arrests annually during the past three years, according to Thomas J. Maziarz, who is chief of the state Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Policy and Planning. The vehicle, which officials jokingly called “a bat mobile,” is a van with a variety of resources on board meant to address drunk driving. It has a rear compartment with a chair for suspects, a Drager breathanalysis unit and an Easy Booking Systems computSee Police, page 6

Citizen photo by Robin Lee Michel

Trying their artistic skills at spin art during the Fun Day at Norton Park on Aug. 12 are, from left, Kellen Smith, 1, Donna Voisine, Nicole Davey, 13, and Wil Riccitelli, 3. It was a collaborative effort.

Young thespians give new life to Broadway’s Ziegfeld show By Julie Sopchak The Plainville Citizen In its 26th season, Plainville Choral Society’s Youth Theater will be presenting “Ziegfeld in Review,” a musical review with a total of 52 kids from Plainville and other surrounding towns. Producer Foster White

said this particular selection helps the younger crowd understand what a musical was like back in the ’20s and ’30s, since it will be the type of production created by Broadway producer Florenz Ziegfeld. “The last three or four

See Theater, page 10

Citizen photo by Julie Sopchak

Young performers rehearse their moves for the Plainville Choral Society’s Youth Theater performance of “Ziegfeld in Review.”


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, August 18, 2011

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Cutting for a Cure, a cutathon/spa-a-thon, will be held Sunday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Studio 466, 466 East St., Plainville. The event will include raffles and a bake sale. Services offered include haircuts and styling, manicures, pedicures, brow waxing and chair massage. There is a fee for each service. Proceeds benefit research on Sanfillippo B Syndrome, a disorder which Rhianna Logan, an 18-year-old Plainville resident, has. To make a donation, checks should be made out to Children’s Medical Research Foundation and sent to Studio 466.

Greater New Britain. The following trips that are being offered are from Sept.17 through Nov. 26. They include a trip to a Boston Red Sox game, Mohegan Sun Casino, the Berlin Fair, Brown’s Harvest Festival Farm, Basketball Hall of Fame, the movies, and “A Christmas Carol at the Hartford Stage. There is a program fee and also a date to sign up for these trips. Individuals don’t need to be connected to an agency or an ARC. For more information, call PARC at (860) 818-4517 to speak to Dawn, the program manager.


Thursday, August 18, 2011 — The Plainville Citizen




The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, August 18, 2011

Possible conflict of interest could complicate FOI matter

The following was submitted by the Plainville Board of Education. The Plainville Board of Education has been receiving repeated Freedom of Information requests from town council members Scott Saunders and Lee Toffey for information. Previously, the board of education provided this information free of charge to council members in accord with a Connecticut statute. However, the Freedom of Information Commission has ruled that the referenced statute does not require boards of education to provide free copies of public documents to town council members. The FOIC ruling in the Newington Public Schools case, FIC 2010-529, was issued on July 13. For this reason, the board of education will no longer provide copies of public documents to Saunders and Toffey free of charge. Members of the town council will instead be charged for this information as would any other member of the public or

any other organization in Plainville. The most recent request from Saunders and Toffey was received on Aug. 2. On Aug. 8, Saunders and Toffey received written notice that the documents they requested were available and of the board’s decision to charge them [$.50 per page] for these public records. [The documents will be released upon receipt of payment.] Immediately following this notice, Saunders’ wife, Board of Education member Andrea Saunders, requested that her name be included on the pending FOI request made by Saunders and Toffey. Under current FOI law, a board of education member may receive information free of charge if the information is needed as part of their official duties on the board of education. However, due to the unique circumstances of this request and information provided in earlier requests, members of the board of education do not believe that Andrea Saunders is request-

ing this information as part of her official duties on the board of education. Rather, the members of the board of education believe that this request by Andrea Saunders is a direct result of the prior decision to charge her husband and other members of the Town Council for copies of the public records.

Nevertheless, board of education administration has been directed to provide copies of the requested documents to Andrea Saunders free of charge on this particular occasion, in part, to avoid potentially costly legal proceedings through the FOIC. In the meantime, the board is considering the ef-

Meet-and-greet set for new superintendent Plainville Community Schools will hold a “Meet the Superintendent” open house on Tuesday, Aug. 30, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., in the Kitching P l a i nv i l l e High School cafeteria, 47 Robert Holcomb Way. Parents and community members will have the opportunity to meet new Plainville Community Schools’ Superintendent Jeffrey Kitching, who will begin Aug. 24. The event is open to the public.

Prior to becoming superintendent for Plainville schools, Kitching most recently served as an assistant superintendent for the Glastonbury school system. He earned a bachelor of arts degree from Eastern Connecticut State University and teacher certification from Central Connecticut State University. In addition, he holds a master of science degree, administrative certification, and a sixth-year professional certificate from Southern Connecticut State University. He is currently a doctoral candidate in the educational leadership pro-

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Thursday, August 18, 2011 — The Plainville Citizen

Petit Family Foundation grant to enhance science program

The Middle School of Plainville has received a $14,880 grant from the Petit Family Foundation to enhance its science program, according to Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Linda Van Wagenen. The grant is the third provided by the Petit Family Foundation in support of the middle school’s science program. David Moore, middle school science instructor, said grant applications to the Petit Family Foundation to date have focused on increasing opportunities and interest in science for girls. With the current funding from the Petit Family Foundation, the middle school has been able to design a unit in grades six, seven, and eight that increas-

look differently, and investigating the restriction enzyme that discriminates between normal and disease genes, which cause sickle cell anemia. The units have been based on allowing students to do what real scientists do and create interactions between students and real world scientists. The equipment provided by the Petit Family Foundation grant creates the means to simulate what real world scientists do. The grant has also provided funding to have real world scientists come in to speak to and work with students. “The previous grants had students simulate real world situations and listen to and ask questions of real world scientists. The eighth-grade

es opportunities and interest in science for both male and female students. The sixth-grade unit focuses on meteorology, where students learn about the principles behind forecasting weather and running a weather station. Students in seventh grade act as epidemiologists to determine the cause of a simulated outbreak of disease, and develop actions that should be taken. In the eighth-grade unit, students will be working in a biotechnology laboratory, solving real world problems, while using advanced equipment. Activities in the upcoming eighth-grade unit include identifying and isolating genes which represent genetic traits that cause people to

unit will focus on students working in a real lab, as a real scientist would. They will be using advanced microscopes and techniques, such as electrophoresis, to solve real world problems,” Moore said. “Real world scientists will work alongside students. Each year the expectation to act and think like a scientist increases while the simulated activities become more realistic.” “We are grateful to the Petit Family Foundation for their generous support of our middle school science program. Mr. Moore and the entire department are dedi-

cated to ensuring that each student is able to think and behave like a scientist. Their hands-on, minds-on approach to learning and teaching is beneficial to all students, and we have evidence to suggest that these units funded by the Petit Family Foundation are encouraging our female students to consider careers in science,” Van Wagenen said. For information on the work of the Petit Family Foundation, visit the website w w w. p e t i t f a m i ly fo u n d a — Plainville Community Schools

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Friday Science Sleuths to slime Slime Time, presented by Mad Science, will be held Friday, Aug. 19, 2 p.m., at the library, 56 W. Main St. Children in grades three to six can “ooze into a gooey hour”

of sliming around, create slime using the Mad Science recipe and then enter the slime Olympics. Participants can take the slime home, too.

Reading program finale The summer reading program finale at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., will be held Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 6:30 p.m. Juggling is synchronized with music in this fast-paced show by the Airborne Jugglers.

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Thursday, August 18, 2011 — The Plainville Citizen

Bicycle committee seeks new members

The Plainville Bicycle Friendly Community Committee is seeking new members. Requirements are: have a passion for cycling and bring that excitement to the monthly meetings; Attend regular monthly meetings: Bring your passion for cycling to the meeting! Meetings will be kept to a maximum of 90 minutes, although 60 minutes is our goal. Notify chairman of inability to make a meeting. More than two noted absences in a year will indicate a conflict with your ability to seriously serve as a committee member. Review meeting records promptly and notify Secretary of any changes. None of us is an organizational wiz-

ard, but we like being clear about what is going on. Be able to communicate effectively via email with committee members, Town staff, and with others concerned with particular subjects the committee is pursuing. Be able to perform online research using the Internet, and to share your findings with others concerned with that particular subject. If you are surfing the web or doing e-mail anyway, you’d be surprised how easy it is to do some committee work at the same time. Be willing to take leadership of various initiatives that the committee has undertaken: Develop goals and a plan for accomplishing such goals on a reasonable timetable that you will develop. This includes an ability

and a willingness to meet between regular committee meetings to accomplish such goals and action plans. This is really an important part of the job, as there is just not enough time to do this at monthly meetings. Occasionally, members may be expected to attend events at which the committee’s activities will be displayed, and to staff the display to answer questions that visitor’s may have. We try to make this fun and not too burdensome. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month at 4 p.m. in Room 302 at the Plainville Municipal Center, 1 Central Square. For more information, call Jim Cassidy at (860) 302-0596. — Plainville Bicycle Friendly Community Committee

Fundraiser for Wheeler Clinic A fundraiser for the Wheeler Clinic in Plainville will be held Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 5 to 10 p.m., at The Counter Restaurant, 50 Memorial Road, in Blue Back Square, West Hartford. The Counter will participate in Blue Back Square’s “Tastes N’ Toasts” to benefit Wheeler Clinic and offer discounts and specials to customers who make a donation. Wheeler Clinic, founded in 1968, is an independent, not-for-profit, community-based organization that provides a comprehensive continuum of mental health and substance abuse recovery services, special education, early childhood, community justice, foster care, employee assistance and prevention and wellness programs.

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Entertainment Briefs ‘Tribute to Nat King Cole’ On Friday, Sept. 16, the Queen Ann Nzinga Center presents pianist Orice Jenkins performing Tribute to Nat King Cole concert at Trinity-on-Main in New Britain. Jenkins was born in Hartford in 1994. As a self-taught musician, he has arranged and composed works for orchestras, wind ensembles and small groups. He is a senior at East Hartford High School. He plans to attend a college in New York after high school as he continues to pursue his musical career. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the performance begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are available at the Trinity-on-Main box office, 19 Chestnut St., New Britain, or (860) 229-2072. Tickets at the door are slightly higher in price. Refreshments will be available.

Band T-shirt contest Plainville-based hard rock band She Eats Planets is accepting entries in its T-shirt design contest through Monday, Sept. 5. All entries must contain original artwork and be free of copyrights. One design chosen by the band members will be turned into a T-shirt available for sale on the band’s website and at its merchandise table at all shows. “There are so many talented artists at the local level that are struggling just like bands,” said guitarist Laura Robida. “We’re excited to be able to extend this contest to them. It’s a great way to offer some cross promotion and to support other types of artists.” Contest rules, font files and optional graphics are available for download at

Shop features unique items Photo courtesy of Patty Burns

A bear crossing Camp Street on Aug. 8 was captured on the cell phone camera of Plainville resident Patty Burns, who said she was glad to wait for it to cross.

Miniatures of local buildings by Norm Francini, local postcards, books on local history by local authors, maps, canal material — what is all this?

If anyone has never visited the Plainville Historic Center’s Gift Shop, 29 Pierce St., participants are in for a treat. Unusual items such as maps of the Farmington Canal, and Ruth Hummel’s little book about the canal in Plainville can make great gifts for history buffs. A Plainville afghan and a tote bag are also useful gifts. Shoppers can step in to browse. The huge handmade counter is from an old store “down state.” The store is open when the museum is open, Wednesday and Saturday, from 12 to 2:30 p.m. Groups may make arrangements for tours. Admission to the museum (for tours) is by donation. The historic center is located in the old town hall building. For more information call (860) 747-6577. — Ruth Sharp Hummel, town historian

Picnic open to the public

The Plainville Citizens and Taxpayers Association welcome the public to its annual picnic at Paderewski Park on Sunday, Sept. 11, noon to 4 p.m. The event will include games and food. Donations appreciated.

Cow Chip Raffle

The 2nd Annual Plainville Community Fun(d) Day will be holding another Cow Chip Raffle on Saturday, Sept. 24 at Robertson Airport on Johnson Avenue. For the raffle, the field will be painted with 2-foot squares. Two well-fed cows will let loose on the grid to, leave their chips on the two foot square. There is a ticket price per square and the person whose ticket number matches where the first, second and third “Chips” fall will win $2,000, $1,000 and $500 respectively. Proceeds will benefit the Plainville Community Fund. Tickets are available at Gnazzo’s Food Center, 73 East St., Doc Discount Wine & Liquor, 17 Farmington Ave., and Tonio’s Pizza, corner of Stillwell Drive and East Street. A limited amount of tickets is available.


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

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Backpack collection Church of Our Saviour, 115 W. Main St., Plainville, is collecting backpacks and supplies for children in need. Donations may be dropped off in the church narthex beginning Aug. 14. The Blessing of the Backpacks will be Sunday, Aug. 28. For more information, call the church at (860) 747-3109.

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Anne Marie Rustico, 94, of New Britain, died Aug. 2, sur rounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Sebastian (Yonno) Rustico and the daughter of the late Giovanni and Margarita (Colangelo) Marinelli. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, auntie and friend. She lived in New Britain for all of her life. She was a lifelong and founding member of St. Ann Church in New Britain and practiced her faith every day through her actions of kindness and compassion. She was a wonderful Italian cook and a nurturing mother and grandma, always putting her family before herself. Her home was always warm and welcoming and usually smelled of fresh tomato sauce and/or baking. Visits from neighbors and relatives were frequent and a cup of coffee and cookies were always waiting. She loved old movies (her favorite actor was Gary Cooper) and she loved history. She was always reading, especially historical novels and westerns. She was an expert in ceramics which she often gave away as gifts. Anne’s legacy with her husband, Yonno, is her large and loving family. She leaves four sons, William Rustico, of Berlin, John (Jack) Rustico,

of Southington, Thomas Rustico, of Plainville, Joseph Rustico, of Kensington and three daughters, Joanne McNamara, of New Britain, Mary Rustico, of Haddam, and Nancy Rustico, of New Britain; her daughters-inlaw, Lois Rustico, Jean Rustico, Phyllis Rustico, Joan Adams and Teresa Rustico; her 11 grandchildren and spouses, Bill (Debbie), Bob (Karen), Jack (Trish), Kevin (Craig), Keith, Patrick, Tom (Julie), Mary (Aaron), Lara, Camron (Nichole) and Emma; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Adeline Scalise, Jenny Dignazio, Rose Errede and Nick Marinelli. She was predeceased by her son-inlaw, Richard McNamara, and her very special grandson, Christopher. The family would like to thank the kind employees of Masonicare in Wallingford as well as Anne’s caregiver, Lubov, for their special care of their wonderful mother. The funeral was held Aug.

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To the editor: There is something intriguing going on in Plainville regarding the board of education and our town council. A recent article in a local paper regarding the school budget cited the following, “Town and school officials have sparred for over a year over whether the council, acting as the town’s board of finance, can require board of education employees to present information about school expenditures.” This effort to obtain said information is being led by two of the seven town council members, Scott Saunders and Lee Toffey. Board of education Chairwoman Becky Tyrrell has and continues to challenge releasing school board expenditures for a variety of reasons including the latest,

the cost of copies of public documents. Ms. Tyrrell wrote, “The state Freedom of Information Commission ruled in July that boards of education are not required to provide free copies of public documents to town councils. Council members should be charged for documents like any other member of the public.” Are you telling me that is the board of education’s reason for not releasing financial information? What is troubling is that this school board, instead of working with a town council that approves their budget annually, is acting as if there is, putting it bluntly, something they want hidden. Think about it, every year, prior to voting day, you see a line by line break down of the town budget, but when is the last time you saw a line by line break down of the Board of education budget? I am not accusing anyone of

wrongdoing, but one has to wonder when “one protest too much.” I would also like to add, where is the support that council members Saunders and Toffey are receiving from their fellow council members? There isn’t any and I will tell you why. As I see it, their fellow council members’ primary function is supporting the wants and needs of the board of education; remember the no lay off vote for school administrators. Try this Plainville residents, call a town council member and ask them their opinion on the board of education’s unwillingness to share financial expenditure information freely with our town council finance board and is that council person willing to state their opinion publicly. Lou Frangos Plainville

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Plainville Briefs Back to school program begins The Back to School Program at Plainville Community Food Pantry, 54 S. Canal St., has begun. The goal of the program is to improve the self-esteem and quality of life of the children in the community by providing them with all of the items they will need for a positive start to the new school year. Each qualified participant will be provided with the age-appropriate items they need to begin a new school year: socks and underwear, a backpack, a lunch box, school supplies and a gift certificate for new shoes. On distribution day, a team of caring volunteers and pantry staff help the children and parents select the necessary school supplies. “Because of our program, these children will arrive at school with a self-confidence they otherwise wouldn’t have had. They will be wearing new shoes and carrying a new backpack. They will be ready to succeed,” said Susie Woerz, executive director of the Plainville Community Food Pantry. For more information, call (860) 747-1919, e-mail or visit the website

Public hearing on town charter The Charter Study Committee has scheduled a public hearing on Monday, Aug. 29, 7 p.m., in town council chambers at the Plainville Municipal Center, 1 Central Square. The purpose of the hearing is to give Plainville residents the opportunity to give their input on changes that they feel should be made to the town charter. Residents are requested to give specific suggestions regarding the changes that they would like to be considered. A copy of the current town charter can be found on the town’s webpage at The Charter Study Committee has elected Rick Drezek as chairman and Tom Warnat as vice-chairman. They have scheduled their regular meetings for the first and third Thursdays of the month beginning on Sept. 15. The meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Plainville Municipal Center, 1 Central Square.

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Plainville Adult and Continuing Education will offer programming, free of cost, this fall in the following areas: adult basic education (math and reading/writing), adult high school credit diploma program, citizenship preparation, English as a second language, GED preparation, and PARC adult basic education. Plainville Adult and Continuing Education’s fall enrichment course offerings (see class list) are held evenings and moderately priced. Pre-registration is required for all classes. The fall 2011 Program Guide will be mailed to all Plainville residents in mid-August.

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Children who will be 5 years old on or before Jan. 1, 2012, are eligible for kindergarten in September 2011. Contact one of the following elementary schools to obtain materials for kindergarten registration for the 2011-12 school year: Linden Street School: (860) 793-3270; Louis Toffolon School: (860) 7933280; or Frank T. Wheeler School: (860) 793-3290.

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Recognized at the May Board of Education meeting was Devin Pugliese who was the first place winner for Hotel Lodging/Marketing presentation at the DECA State Career Development. Pictured from left is school board Chairwoman Becky Tyrrell, Pugliese and Plainville High School Principal Steven Lepage.

School News seniors, full of good times, prizes, tons of food and a great way to congratulate them for their years of hard work. On behalf of Project Graduation, the group would like to invite anyone interested to the first meeting which will be held at the Plainville YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., in the teen center on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. The meetings will be held once a month until it gets closer to graduation at which time the group will meet more frequently. Senior parents are encouraged to join. Junior parents are also welcome as they will be senior parents next year and this is a great way to see how the whole process works. For more information, contact Kris Dargenio, at (860) 302-6627 or .

Food service director news Jim Bondi was elected treasurer of the School Nutrition Association of Connecticut during the organization’s annual summer con-

ference on June 28 at the Rocky Hill Marriott. Bondi is currently a member of the Education Committee and has been a food service director for the past 16 years, six of which with Plainville Public Schools. He is also a certified ServSafe Food Protection Instructor and Exam Proctor for the past four years, teaching mainly to school food service staffs throughout Connecticut. He lives in Rocky Hill. As treasurer of SNACT, Bondi supervises and monitors association funds, investments and securities. He also prepares and submits a current financial report at each executive board meeting as well as a final report at the organization’s annual meeting. In his role as treasurer, Bondi notifies officers and the chair of each committee and advisory board of budgeted funds on a quarterly basis.

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Reunions New Britain High School Class of 1966 will be celebrating its 45-year reunion on Aug. 27, at the Mountain Ridge Resort in Wallingford. Invitations have been mailed to classmates for whom organizers had current addresses. If someone did not receive an invitation, or know of a classmate who hasn’t, contact the group via e-mail at , or call committee Chairwoman Jane Holmstrom, at (860) 747-8899. Reservations should be made as soon as possible. There will be no tickets sold at the door. This event is open to classmates, spouses, friends and guests of classmates. New Britain High School Class of 1959 is planning a 70th Birthday Party which will be a collective celebration for all who graduated in 1959 from New Britain High School, the Trade School, MIA and St. Thomas Aquinas High School. The celebration is planned for Sunday, Sept 18,

at 1 p.m., at Papa’s Dodge in New Britain. An afternoon of surprises, trivia games and a special musical tribute to the doo-wop songs of the era are planned for enjoyment. Ken Papa also welcomes guests to bring their own antique cars that he will display that day; however, prearrangements must be made to accommodate their showing. The Class of 1959 members needs to find classmates and contact information to send invitations. Contact: Gloria (DeAngelo) Veronese, e-mail; Barbara (Galinski) Kirejezjk, e-mail; or Patty (Lepito) Karwoski, e-mail Southington High Class of 1971 has scheduled its 40th class reunion for Saturday, Nov. 26, at Hawks Landing in Southington. Contact Steve Jardine at (860) 6286339 for details and to share contact information.

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Fife and Drum Corps — The Connecticut Patriots Senior Ancient Fife and Drum Corps meets Fridays at 7 p.m. at the Middle School of Plainville, 150 Northwest Drive. Information: Phyllis Thompson, P.O. Box 243, Plainville, CT 06062 or call (860) 621-6090. Friday Science Sleuths — Slime Time, presented by Mad Science, will be held Friday, Aug. 19, 2 p.m., at the library, 56 W. Main St. Children in grades three to six can “ooze into a gooey hour” of sliming around, create slime using the Mad Science recipe and then enter the slime Olympics. Participants can take the slime home, too.

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Helen M. Corbett, M.D., F.A.C.S. General surgery/breast care Practice: Connecticut Surgical Group, 399 Farmington Ave., Suite 200, Farmington, 860-246-2071 Education/Experience: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston; surgical internship and general surgery residency, University of California, Davis-East Bay (now San Francisco-East Bay), Oakland, Calif. Previously, she was in private practice in Nashua, N.H., and before that in private practice in Eureka, Calif.

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Michael Bruzas

Michael A. Bruzas, 57, of New Britain, died Aug. 7, 2011, at home. He was the beloved husband of Myrta (Ortiz) Bruzas. He was born in Ft. Riley, Kansas, on March 20, 1954, son of the late Albert J. Bruzas and Virginia Chauvy, of Southington. He grew up in Plainville, moving to New Britain 11 years ago. He was employed by Kronenberger & Sons Historical Restoration Co., Middletown, for more than 15 years. He enjoyed family gatherings, camping and fishing in his spare time. Besides his wife and moth-

er, he leaves his two sons, Schon M. Bruzas and Carrie Sheldon, of Bristol, Jered A. Bruzas and Viviana Alonzo, of New Britain; his brother, Mark Bruzas, of Middlefield; his sister, Joy Bruzas, of Bristol; and one grandson, Schon M. Bruzas Jr.; many other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his sister, Sherry Phaneuf. The funeral was held Aug. 10, 2011, at Burritt Hill Funeral Home, New Britain, followed by a Mass at St. Mary’s Church, New Britain. Burial was private. Memorial donations may be made to St. Philip House, or to the Plainville Community Food Pantry, 54 S. Canal St., Plainville, CT 06062.

George Schilling Sr. George Edward Schilling, Sr., of P l a i nv i l l e , died peacefully Aug. 8, 2011, at his surhome rounded by his loving family. He was born May 20, 1939, in Bristol, son of the late George Robert and Katherine Dorothy (Bernard) Schilling. He was raised in Bristol and shortly after high school he began working for Eagle Locks in Terryville. In April 1963 he married the love of his life Eva Ann (Bouchard) Schilling and they raised their loving family of two, April May and George Edward Jr. He loved

playing basketball with George Jr. and enjoyed going fishing with his family. He will be remembered as a great husband and father. He retired from Fletcher Terry Co., of Farmington, where he was a machinist for 17 years. He leaves his family with many cherished memories and will be deeply missed. Along with his wife, he is survived by his daughter, April May Schilling Cannon and her husband, Leonard, III and their two sons, Leonard Martin and Nathan Thomas, of Bristol; his son, George Edward Schilling Jr. and his wife, Deidre (Simon) Schilling and their children, Marissa Marie, Joshua David and Jacob Matthew Schilling, of Plainville; his sister, Barbara (Schilling) McKee and her husband,

Richard, of Thomaston; and a brother, Roger Douglas Schilling, of Lakeland, Fla.; nieces, nephews and greatnieces and nephews; many brothers and sisters-in-law, Jason Bouchard, of Waterbury, Sandy and Bruce D’Amico, of Vermont, Debbie McCusker, of Vermont, Norman Bouchard and his wife, Helen, of New York, Lucille Bouchard Johnson and Al, of Hawaii, and Louise Bouchard, of North Carolina. A celebration of his was held privately at Asbury Methodist Church, Bristol. Bailey Funeral Home, Plainville, assisted the family. Memorial donations may be made to Masonicare Hospice, 111 Founders Plaza, Suite 200, East Hartford, CT 06108.

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Around the World Mondays — On Mondays during the summer, at 1 p.m., the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., will host Around the World with Tim. Each week will feature a different country or area of the world; for children in grades 3 to 6. The final session will be Aug. 22. Information: call the library, (860) 793-1450. Rotary Club — Plainville Rotary Club meets at 12:15 p.m. Mondays at J. Timothy’s Taverne, 143 New Britain Ave. Information: call Guy Doyon, at (860) 7934113.


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Historic center open — The Plainville Historic Center, 29 Pierce St., is open from noon to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The summer exhibit is “Two Men and a Dream.� Information: (860) 747-6577. Nature park cleanup — The Tomasso Nature Park will be open Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon for volunteers to come and help beautify the park. Stop by with gloves and clipping equipment, and bottled wa-

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Shopping bus The Friday shopping bus will start home pick-ups at 9 a.m. Participants will be picked up at the store at 12:15 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Call the senior center by 11 a.m. on the Wednesday before the shopping bus date to add a name to the pick-up list. Aug. 19: Wal-Mart in Bristol

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American Red Cross blood drives in the area include: Thursday, Aug. 18, 1:30 to 6:30 p.m., Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Redstone Hill, Plainville Friday, Aug. 19, 1:30 to 6:30 p.m., New Britain Rock Cats stadium, South Main Street at Willow Brook Park, New Britain Thursday, Aug. 25, 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain campus, 100 Grand St., New Britain Saturday, Aug. 27, 6:30 to 11:15 a.m., American Red Cross Farmington Blood Donation Center, 209 Farmington Ave., Farmington Monday, Aug. 29, 1:15 to 6:30 p.m., Elks Club Lodge 1669, 114 Main St., Southington To make an appointment, eligible blood donors are asked to call (800) RED CROSS (800-733-2767) or visit

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Information about the Plainville Fire Company’s 27th Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival is available on the website www.plain or on Facebook. and people are happy to get answers to their questions in less than 24 hours. The festivities will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26. As dusk falls and balloonists roll in, a balloon glow will be held during which the balloons will be inflated and illuminated from within by the fire used to fuel a launch. They don’t actually take off but just mark the start of festivities. Entertainment, the craft fair and food will also be in full swing. Friday night’s top feature is the fireworks launch at about 9 p.m. or after. Thousands of people flock to see the display, which is considered by some to be one of the longest and best in the area. By 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, everything is in place to begin the full schedule, starting with the balloon launch at approximately 6 a.m., weather permitting. Many of the volunteers report in the predawn hours to prepare breakfast sandwiches and brew coffee for balloonists and enthusiasts.

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Koutouvides joins Patriots Former PHS star still a commodity By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

Niko Koutouvides is coming home — closer to home, at least. This past weekend, the former Plainville High School football star, a linebacker/special teams stalwart, signed with the New England Patriots. Koutouvides, 30, has played in 103 NFL games and manufactured 101 tackles on special teams and 54 total tackles on defense. This will be Koutouvides’ eighth year in the league. Before joining the Patriots, the 6-foot-2, 238-pound veteran played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks. With the Patriots, Koutouvides is a member of perhaps the most feared and respected team in the NFL. Led by quarterback Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick, New England won three Super Bowls in four years from 2001 to 2005. The Patriots ran up a regular season record of 14-2 in 2010 and fell to the New York

Jets in the AFC playoffs. Terms of Koutouvides’ deal with New England were not disclosed. Koutouvides was in Plainville last month to host a football clinic for the town’s young players. There, he spoke about the mental aspect of the game, and the importance of hard work. “From my personal experience, positive thinking wasn’t a huge part. It was more about visualizing the positive experience. You visualize yourself just hitting somebody, or making an interception when it’s needed, or having a great practice,” Koutouvides said. “How I grew up was, I always found the best athlete, the best person on the team and I tried to out-work him and out-compete him. If I was weak at some of his strengths, I would work on those weaknesses. That was kind of my philosophy.” Koutouvides was a threeyear football starter at PHS. With him in the lineup the Blue Devils claimed a conference championship and advanced to the state playoffs. He also played baseball at


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PHS. In 1999, his senior year, the Blue Devils won 20 games and captured the state championship. Koutouvides was not highly-recruited out of high school and opted to attend Milford Academy prep school upon graduating. There, he drew the attention of Purdue University football scouts, who offered him a scholarship. While at Purdue, Koutouvides was regarded as one of the hardest hitters in the Big 10 Conference. He started 32 games, earned all-conference See Koutouvides, next page Google images

Plainville High School alumnus Niko Koutouvides has joined his fourth NFL team, the New England Patriots.

Volleyball coach: Team must hit the floor running By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen Plainville High School volleyball coach Steve Compson can figure out, rather quickly, which of his players have worked on their game during the summer, and which haven’t. “In some cases you see that improved athlete right away — ‘Gee, that girl is quicker than she was … ‘This one is more explosive,’” Compson said. “But sometimes you see the other side — ‘That one must be carrying an anvil because she can’t move’, or ‘the other one is exhausted after an hour of practice.’” Compson pointed out that, at PHS, where volleyball is an afterthought for most athletes, the Lady Blue Devils cannot afford to head into a season sluggish. “Our league is so packed with yearround volleyball players and teams that if we don’t do anything we really fall behind,” Compson said. “Our girls are two- or three-sport athletes, and do a great job for the school. They need to build in the off-season. Other teams we play have girls that play volleyball in the off-season. And there are no summer leagues close

to town. So if we can’t play, we need to work out and condition. There are not as many places to play a pick-up volleyball game around town as with some other sports. But the girls find a time and place to play.” The Lady Blue Devils convene for their first practice of the year Saturday, Aug. 27. Compson, entering his fifth year at the helm, said his players know up front that no position is guaranteed. “I am very clear that the race to make the team begins again each season. No one should assume they have a spot, even seniors that have had a varsity uniform for three years. If you don’t improve, and someone else does, they will play and you might not.” Compson too seeks to hone his skills during the off-season. The coach attends clinics, studies the sport, in an attempt to help his team. “I can’t stand still with the legends I have to coach against,” Compson said. “These men and women in the CCC South are an impressive group.” Plainville rolled up a record of 6-12 in 2010, which left the locals two wins shy of the postseason.


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, August 18, 2011

Soccer team looks to keep tournament streak alive By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

The concept of specialization — focusing on just one athletic endeavor — has its critics. But Plainville High School girls soccer coach Leszek Wrona is not among them, at least when it comes to his sport. “Soccer is different. It’s very technical, and you have

to use your feet,” Wrona said. The veteran coach pointed out that in football, basketball and baseball, having good hand-eye coordination is critical and carries over from sport to sport. However, on the flip side, being able to hit a fast-moving ball with a bat, or leaping into the air to make a catch will do little to improve a person’s soccer game.

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“These days, if you’re not playing soccer year-round, you’re a little behind,” said Wrona. “I stress to the girls to do a lot of stuff in the off-season” soccer-wise, he added. “But as a high school coach, you cannot control this. You don’t have the power to force them to do anything. Rules are rules. You have to count on the players to be ready for the season.” Soon, Wrona will see how much work his players put in since last fall. The Lady Blue Devils convene for their first

practice of the season Saturday, Aug. 27. Plainville lost a lot of talent from its 2010 team. Last fall, the locals ran up a record of 9-7-1 and fell to Windham, 3-1, in the opening round of the state tournament. “We lost a lot of players, including the goalkeeper. We have to regroup,” Wrona said. However, the Lady Blue Devils will not be starting from scratch. Plainville returns several key players, including four seniors. “I ex-

Clean and green

Left: The Plainville High School cheerleaders held a car wash at Great Beginnings on Route 10 recently. The event was a fundraiser to help pay for the team’s choreography this season. The car wash brought in more than $400. Right: Max Catucci, grandson of Juliette and Thomas Catucci of Plainville, has made quite a name for himself in the Connecticut High School golf scene. Max, who is entering his junior year at Weston High School, helped lead his team to the 2011 SWC title, notching a hole-in-one at the conference tournament. Continued from page 23 This summer, Max, son of Peter and Susan Catucci, finished second out of 72 players at the 42nd annual accolades as a senior, and wrapped up his collegiate caBorck Junior Golf Tournament.




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pect them to be the leaders of the team,” Wrona said. “It won’t be easy, because we lost everyone else around (them).” Six of Wrona’s team members play soccer year-round. The Lady Blue Devils will lean heavily on that group. “After this, I have to organize the team around the girls who love to play the game, and are good athletes,” the coach said. The PHS girls soccer team has qualified for the state tournament seven years in a row.

reer with 296 tackles. The Seahawks drafted Koutouvides in the fourth round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He was just the third player in the history of the franchise to be drafted out of Purdue. Koutouvides and the Seahawks lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers, 21-10, in Super Bowl XL. Koutouvides became a free agent at the end of the 2007 season. In March 2008, he signed with the Broncos. He signed a deal with the Bucca-


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Museum founder to present program on Norman Rockwell The life and work of Norman Rockwell will be held Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 10 a.m. This program is presented by Dr. Don and Phyllis Stoltz. They are traveling

all the way from Philadelphia just to share this program with the senior center. Norman Rockwell is a name the evokes thoughts of childhood joys, teenage fun,

holidays, sports, patriotism and the American way of life. His classic, realistic style of art, as it appeared in millions of magazines, on posters, calendars and in many, many books, appeals to almost everyone from children to centenarians. In this presentation, the Stoltzes will highlight Rock-

well’s art, his life, his family and their fond remembrances of their many meetings with the famous artist. In 1976, Dr. Stoltz, pediatrician, author and Rockwell scholar, co-founded the now famous Curtis Center Museum of Norman Rockwell Art. Since that time, the museum has gained interna-

tional acclaim and thousands of visitors have admired Rockwell’s art and enjoyed lectures given by the Stoltz family. Everyone will also be served a piece of all American apple pie. The program is free and the public is invited. Call the senior center by Friday, Sept. 9 to register.

Mom and tot Citizen photo by Robin Lee Michel

Brianna Ballinger, 3, grips her new tissue flower as her mother, Rebecca Ballinger holds her. The little girl was trying to decide which temporary tattoo she should get and ultimately selected a unicorn.

Photo courtesy of the Stoltzes

Phyllis Stoltz, left, and her husband Dr. Don Stoltz, right, visit with their friend and renowned artist Norman Rockwell, second from left. The boy is Bradley, the Stoltzes son. The Stoltzes are presenting a program about the life and work of Norman Rockwell Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 10 a.m., at the Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St. FREE



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Food for Friends — The Food for Friends free meal is now served at Church of Our Saviour, 115 W. Main St., from 5 to 6:30 p.m., on the second, third and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Historic center open — The Plainville Historic Center, 29 Pierce St., is open from noon to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The summer exhibit is “Two Men and a Dream.” Information: (860) 747-6577. Reading program finale — The summer reading program finale will be held Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 6:30 p.m., at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. Juggling is synchronized with music in this fast-paced show by the Airborne Jugglers.

Theater Continued from page 10 this year’s production, though maybe not familiar to her generation, is something her grandparents recognize. “I think it’s really cool because it’s something different because not a lot of our generation knows it,” Slabinksi said. “I talked to my grandparents and I told them some of the songs, and they said they know it.” The show will be performed at the Plainville High School Auditorium on Friday, Sept. 9 and Saturday, Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time from any cast member, at Saint’s Restaurant, 1248 Queen St., in Southington, or Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St. Tickets cost more at the door.

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MER 1BR, 2nd fl, new carpeting, W. Side, prvt backyard, +2 attic rms, Washer, dryer, stove & refrig, incld. $845/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm Call 203-630-3823 MER 1BR, 2nd fl, new carpeting, W. Side, prvt backyard, +2 attic rms, Washer, dryer, stove & refrig, incld. $845/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm Call 203-630-3823 MER 1BR, Very large, 1st Fl apt. Large kitchen. Renovated, appliances, AC, coin op laundry. Heat & HW incl. No pets. $895/mo + sec. (203) 626-2320 MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. East Side, 2nd fl studio $180/wk+sec. 1BR, 3rd fl, $845/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm 203630-3823 or MERIDEN - 1 BEDROOM Kitchen, Living Room, 3rd Floor. $650 per month plus utilities. Call 203-980-6184 MERIDEN - West Main St. Large 3BR, 1st flr apt. Hdwd flrs, eatin kitchen. Off st. parking. 2 blocks from courthouse. Laundrymat directly across st. $900/mo. Call (203) 668-5132


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MERIDEN 3BR, 2 bath. Built 2006. Cath ceiling, Cental air, 2 car garage. Credit check & sec required $1800/mo. 1 yr lease 203-376-3084


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MERIDEN - 2BR Ranch for rent. Lg. yard. Dead end st. $1100/mo. sec. req’d. No pets. Also for sale for $112,000. Call Mike (860) 712-9672 or Judy (860) 712-5751



TRADITIONAL camelback, rollarm sofa. Tone-on-tone jacobean pattern in champagne. $150 cash and carry. 203-269-7945

GERMAN SHEPHERD Puppies, Top quality. Working lines. 2 sable males, $1000; 1 solid black female, $1200. Shots, dewormed, tattoed. AKC reg. Guaranteed. Serious inquiries please. (860) 655-0889


$30- Infant Boys Sports Bedding set. $100-Infant Boys Sports Bedroom set (Not furniture). MUST BE SOLD TOGETHER!!! 203-848-5845

FIREWOOD $225/cord. Sized for stove and fireplace. Multiple cord discount. Call (203) 439-1253

L & E PROPERTY Mgmt Offers Meriden- Big beautiful 4BR house w/large yard. 2 baths. Recently renovated. 89 Amity St. $1645 + utils. Avail. 9/1. (203) 240-4688

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

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN - HUGE 4BR, 2nd flr, lg. yard. Off st. parking. W/D hookup. Available immediately. $1250 + sec. 203-294-1229

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

2 BR Starting at $800 Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN 1BR, Broad Street. Near monument. Skylight, Sunken DR & Kitchen. Hdwd flrs. very clean & safe, secure apt. $725. Call 203-213-8833. MERIDEN 1BR. Spacious Hdwd flrs, off-st-parking, laundry, 1st flr, $645/mo. Call Jonah 203430-0340 MERIDEN 2 bdrm. 2nd floor.Off street parking. Utilities not included. Credit check, security deposit req'd. 750/mo. 203 915-7651. MERIDEN 2BR., 1 bath. 3rd fl. W/D hook. Off ST. parking Lge kitchen Newly remodeled $775/mo + Security No Pets Call Nat 203-671-2672 MERIDEN 3BR - 92 Twiss Street Washer/dryer hookup. Off street parking. $1,000/mo. Section 8 Approved. 203-430-5083 MERIDEN Large 3 BR Modern Apartment. $1000 per month plus security. Call Clive 203886-9902 MERIDEN Lrg 2BR 2nd Flr HW flrs. No pets. Sec. sys, prvt Offst-park. Huge closet space $875/mo + sec. Must be seen. MHA Apprd. Call 203-537-1730 MERIDEN Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841 MERIDEN Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841 MERIDEN Unique 2 BR, 3rd Fl. Randolph Ave. Off st parking. $675 per month. 2 mos security plus application fee req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN- 2BR Apt $750, 3BR $900. Crown St. No utilities incl. 1 mo. sec. req. Section 8 approved. Available immediately! 203-815-5399 MERIDEN-1BR, 1st flr w/kit/LR combo, wall to wall carpet/ linoleum. Off st. parking. Exc cond/loc. $650 + utils. 1st, last & 1 mo. sec. No Pets. 860-663-1229 MERIDEN-2 BR Clean, 2nd floor. Stove & refrigerator included. WD hookup. Private yard. Small pets at discretion of landlord. 136 Bunker Ave. $800 per month. Section 8 approved. 203-671-3112 MERIDEN-2BR, 2nd floor Available now! No pets $650 per month Section 8 approved 203-427-7706 MERIDEN-2BR, LR, w/FP. Stove, frig, DW, W/D, A/C. Partially furnished. Patio lg prvt yard. $1200/mo incld elec, heat & cable. Avail 9/1. 203-237-3544 MERIDEN-Franklin St, 3BR, newly remod 1st floor apt, W/D hook up, off street parking. $1100/ mo. w/1 mo. sec dep incl heat. Credit check. no pets. sec 8 approved. 203-671-3112 MERIDEN. 1st flr, 2 BR, newly remodeled, washer & dryer, off street parking, dead end st, large yard, dishwasher, refrig, glasstop stove, over stove microwave, easy access 691. $900. 1 mo dep. 1st & last month’s rent upon signing. Call Ed at (203) 314-9825


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, August 18, 2011 NEW BRITAIN: 1 & 2 BR apts for active adults over 55. Fully applianced w/washer & dryer. Wall to wall carpeting, central A/C, parking garage, community room, elevator. For an application and more information, call:

(860) 257-1330 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

MERIDEN-5Rm, 2BR, 3rd flr, completely remodeled, deck, off-st-parking. Sect. 8 appr’d. $950/mo+sec. 203-980-0215 MOVE IN SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $695/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric included. Private balcony. 1 month free rent. Ask for details. Call for info 203-639-4868

SUMMER BROOK APTS Recently Remodeled 1BR - $725, 2 BR - $850-$875, 3BR - $1050 Incl. heat, HW, off st parking Income Guidelines Apply Applications can be obtained at 35CC Darling St. Southington 860-621-1700 EHO Financed by CHFA Creative Management & Realty Co., Inc. WALLINGFORD - 1BR, Spacious LR, kitchen, off st. parking, center of town. $875 incl. utils. No pets. 203-715-1805 or 203-9159919 WALLINGFORD - 2BR, LR, kit., appliances. YMCA area. Off st. parking. No pets. $900 + utils. 203-915-9919 or 203-488-5409 WALLINGFORD 1 BR. Hot water included. $750. Call (203) 376-2160 or 203-213-6175. WALLINGFORD 4 Rooms, 1BR, 1st Floor. Country setting. Private area. Heat & electric included. $975. References & security. 203-284-8890 WALLINGFORD-1BR apt starting at $750 including heat & HW. No pets. JJ Bennett 203265-7101 WALLINGFORD-1BR newly remodeled, center of town offst-parking. No pets/smoking. Sec & ref. $850/mo. Elec incld. Avail 9/1. 203-537-6443 WALLINGFORD-3rd flr, 2BR, near library. No smoking/pets. Sec dep. Refs req’d. $800/mo + utils. 203-269-1426 WALLINGFORD-Apts for rent. 1BR & 3BR. Avail Sept 1st. Refrig, stove incld. No pets/smoking. Sec & refs. $725-$1000. Paul 203-269-6348 WALLINGFORD-Large 1BR, open kitchen & living room, 3rd flr, off-st-parking. Great location near library. No pets. $875/mo. 203-641-3182 WALLINGFORD. 2 BR, 2nd flr, gas heat, c/a, appliances, w/d hookup, off st parking. No smoking/pets. 2 mos sec & refs. $850 + utilities. Call (203) 265-0890 WLFD Furnished Apt 1BR, heat, HW, cable TV, Internet. Prvt deck. Washer/Dryer. 2TVs No pets/smoking. Prvt parking. $925/mo+sec. (203) 626-5786

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770


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

CARPENTRY REPAIRS Large or Small entry door & window replacement done by owner, also provide additions, finish basments, deck & complete home improvements. Free est. 203238-1449 CT REG. #578107 J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880

CONCRETE & CEMENT SOLO CONCRETE, LLC Big or small, we do it all! Driveways, sidewalks, Patios, cellar floors, Steps, additions, stamp concrete Free estimates. License and insurance. CT HIC# 0630938 Tel-203-537-4125 Fax-203-440-2734

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

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


MIDSTATE PAVING DRIVEWAYS 12 inch gravel sub-base CT 575852 2 0 3 - 2 3 8 - 1 7 0 8


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



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

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

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

GUTTERS DON’T WORK IF THEY’RE DIRTY For gutter cleaning, call Kevin at (203) 440-3279 Fully insured. CT Reg. #569127.


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

YARD CLEANUPS, Hedge trimming, brush & small tree removal. Odd jobs. Dump Runs. Junk Removal. Don 203-235-1318

WE WEED GARDENS Norm the Gardener’s 3-man crew is only $65/hr. CT Reg#571339 (203) 265-1460 T.L.G. LANDSCAPING: Stone, mulch, topsoil. Meticulous Lawn mowing. Hedge trimming/pruning. Spring/ Fall cleanups. Landscape installation. Walkways/ patios. 860302-6220 HIC #0630132/Ins. JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Shrub & tree pruning, all your landscaping needs. Top Quality Work. Fully Licensed & insured. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311

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

HOUSE CLEANING POLISH/ENGLISH speaking woman to clean house w/care. 2nd cleaning 50% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. 860-538-4885 ANNA’S Special Cleanings. Summer Discounts. Com & Res. 50% off 2nd cleaning. Call Anna 860-505-7720


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

LANDSCAPING RETAINING Walls, Paver Walkways and Patios. Licensed and insured. Free estimates. CT#615434 For all your landscape needs call 203-927-2681 GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 cell 860-558-5430 COMMERCIAL and Residential Spring Clean Up, Aerating & Dethatching , Mowing. Much more. Lic & insured. CT#615434. (203) 927-2681 A-1 LANDSCAPING Clean ups, hedge trimming, tree service, masonry, mulching, gardening. Immediate service avail. 203-706-2347 CT Reg #612706


MIDSTATE PAVING DRIVEWAYS 12 inch gravel sub-base CT 575852 2 0 3 - 2 3 8 - 1 7 0 8

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

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


The Powerwashing Kings

Yard Clean-Ups. Clean Estates, Home, Attic, Bsmnt, Garage, Appliances, Furniture. Free est. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

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

No Hedge/shrub too big, small or tall. Fully Ins. Free estimates. Quality Landscaping, LLC. Jim 203-537-2588 HEDGE TRIMMING Mowing, clean-ups, mulch, brush, pricker & small tree removal. Clean Gutters & Power wash. 203-530-4447.

SUMMER Specials- Roofing, Siding, Windows. We do it all. ALEX Home Improvement. Free est. 203-631-8810 CT#583177 ROOFS R US Roofing, siding, decks, windows, remodeling. Family run 1949. BBB A+ rating. Credit cards. Show us competitor’s quote - we will beat it! 203-715-8850 #573358

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


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


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

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

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


HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry. CT Reg # 0626708 Call 203-235-4139 S & H MASONRY LLC Stonewalls, steps, chimneys, concrete, retaining walls, FPs, Lic/Ins. #607639. 203-376-0355 ALL Types of Masonry Patios, walkways, retaining walls, brick/stone veneer & chimney repointing. All jobs big & small. Jack 203-605-8092 CT#545971





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


ELDERLY CARE MATURE Woman to do light housekeeping, shopping & adult companion. Have references. Call (860) 690-7788

A-1 JUNK REMOVAL Moving Services. Cheapest prices guaranteed. Available 24/7. Immed service available. (203) 706-2347 CT Reg #612706




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


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



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

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

CT Reg. #516790 CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality-LOWEST Price Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Addtions ●Credit Cards Accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455



Fully license/insured. CT Reg# 577319

Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.

Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrms, additions. 203-237-0350. CT Reg. #516790 CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality-LOWEST Price Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Addtions ●Credit Cards Accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455

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

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

SHEET ROCK GALVEZ DRYWALL LLC Sheetrock, taping, painting, power washing. Com/Res. Int/Ext. #0629166 203-631-9086


V. NANFITO Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634 ROOFS R US Siding, roofs, windows, decks, remodeling, additions. Family run 1949. BBB A+ rating. Credit cards. Show us competitor’s quote - we will beat it! 203-7158850 #573358

NORTH HAVEN Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV. Short Stay/ Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333

GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT MERIDEN - 3 car garage for rent. Non commercial. Incl. water & electric. Easy access. $300/mo. + sec. Call 646-345-2636

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


Commercial Plowing Parking lots, condos, industrial. Loader/Salt. Quality Landscaping, LLC. Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118

203-639-0032 FIDERIO & SONS

CHESHIRE Located on mini farm. Off st parking. Kitchen privileges. No smoking/drugs. $480/month. Also - 1,000 SF Office for rent. (475) 201-8894 MERIDEN - 1 lg & 1 small room for rent. References, security. Off st. parking. No drugs or alcohol. Must have car. Call (203) 6234396 leave message. MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or

MIDDLEFIELD Industrial Park 3 Bldgs, 1360-3600sqft Machine/carpentry shop, Landscaping, Warehousing, possibilities. - Call Irwin at 860-347-5823 or 860-573-8884



FILL, Topsoil & Trucking Available. Call 860-346-3226 BEAUTIFUL FARM FRESH Screened Top Soil. Fill, Sand & Stone, Mulch. Picked up or delivered. No minimum. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846

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

WALLINGFORD-$249,900 A piece of country but close to town. 6Rm 3BR Col +2c det gar all on almost an acre! Good sized rms, form dr w/sliders to deck, front porch, & loads of room to grow. Call Kathy Thuerling 203-265-5618

T.L.G. LANDSCAPING: Stone, mulch, topsoil. Meticulous Lawn mowing. Hedge trimming/pruning. Spring/ Fall cleanups. Landscape installation. Walkways/ patios. 860302-6220 HIC #0630132/Ins.

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

HEDGE TRIMMING RICK’S AFFORDABLE brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or small. 203-530-4447 GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430

WALLINGFORD-$249,900 4BR 2.5 bath home. Freshly painted interior. Lower level w/spacious FR, bedroom and bathperfect inlaw or tenant set up. Fenced yard. Easy access to major highways. Linda Diana 203-265-5618


Thursday, August 18, 2011 — The Plainville Citizen HOUSES FOR SALE


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MERIDEN-$405,900 Historic Meriden home features old world charm with all the modern conveniences 10rms 5brs, 2 car garage 3 full baths beautifully landscaped private yard. Call Fred Gettner for details 203-265-5618

MIDDLETOWN. Move Right In! Spacious Beautifully Maintained Home on quiet cul de sac. Kitchen and Baths all redone. New Siding. New AC, Furnace 4yrs. New CAir. Multi Level Deck. Oversized Garage. New Carpet. New Landscape. 3 Bdr, Sqft:1,528, 1.5 BA. $249,000. Call 860-344-0085 for more info or appt.

Seeking highly qualified candidate to supervise the stockroom activities for a municipal electric utility including the utility’s perpetual and real-time material inventories and stock The position records. requires a H.S. diploma or equivalent and 3 years experience in storekeeping, materials management or inventory control. Wages: $28.84 to 31.79 per hour plus an excellent fringe benefit package. Apply: Personnel Dept Town of Wallingford 45 South Main St. Wallingford, CT 06492 The closing date will be that date the 75th application form/resume is received, or August 24, 2011 whichever occurs first. EOE

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

CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE No experience necessary! MERIDEN Spring Village Phase 2. New 1726 SF. Townhouse w/3BR, 2.5BA, huge LR, 2 car gar, trek deck. Starts at $220,000. Galleria RE Call 203-671-2223.


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Are You Unemployed? Fall & permanent positions available. No experience necessary. 20-30 people neeeded. $475-$535/wk to start. International company now hiring for New Haven /Hartford Counties. All depts hiring. CUSTOMER SERVICE LIGHT OFFICE DUTIES SET-UP & DISPLAY Benefits available after 90 days of full time work. For immediate interview call Call 860-329-0316

HVAC INSTALLER Hourly. Installations of HVAC systems thruout CT. Sheetmetal & boiler experience a must. S2 LICENSE, OSHA 10 Previous experience required. Must have own transportation & tools. Small but growing HVAC Contractor Work on commercial projects statewide, no residential attics. Hourly based on experience. Vacation/holiday pay. Equal opportunity employer email resume to NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Grow with us!

CHESHIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS MIDDLE SCHOOL LONG TERM SUBSTITUTESCIENCE TEACHER (August 29,2011-November 4, 2011) Exciting opportunity for individuals who possess excellent interpersonal skills, high energy level, creativity and the ability to work with all levels of students in a team teaching atmosphere. Must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of and the ability to teach all levels of subject area. The ability to create a positive, enthusiastic, dynamic classroom atmosphere implementing cooperative learning and participation in classroom activities is necessary. QUALIFICATIONS: Connecticut Teaching Certificate or the ability to qualify, with appropriate endorsement(s), and expertise in appropriate curriculum (CERT #033, #034, #233, #234) CLOSING DATE:

AUG 31, 2011 4:00 p.m.

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NEWS CLERK/ RECEPTIONIST Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, gathering information for print and online postings, various office & newsroom duties and answering the main telephone lines. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of computers, 1-2 years experience in general office practices, good spelling and writing skills, good communication skills and be people-oriented. This is a 36 hour, Mon-Fri Position.

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ASSEMBLERS/Electronics Temp, Wallingford. Good soldering skills, able to identify components. $11-13. Call AR Mazzotta 203- 949-4242

HVAC TECHNICIAN LMG is a mechanical contracting company based in Middletown CT. Due to recent growth, we are seeking an HVAC Tech. Must have a Mech/Journeyman License and a minimum of five (5) years working experience in high end residential and light commercial (HVAC chiller, plumbing, pipefitting and /or mechanical equipment service) industry. Must also have a valid driver’s license and appropriate license to work with refrigerants. This person must be a selfstarter who can work independently. Satisfactory verbal and written communication skills are required. Send resumes to Or mail to:

LMG, Inc. 811 Middle St. Middletown, CT 06457

Wallingford Family YMCA HEAD TEACHERS for the upcoming school year in SAGE (School Age Growth & Enrichment) Program held in all Wlfd elementary schools. Qualifications incl: State of CT Head Teacher Cert. or 15 credits in education or related field, exp. working w/children, supervision, organizational skills & an exc. work ethic. Responsible for implementation of the program, must have good communication skills to interact w/children, parents, staff, & school administrators. Hrs: 6:45-8:45am & 3-6:15pm, Mon-Fri. SWIM INSTRUCTORS for large aquatic program. Days, eves & wknd positions avail. Competitive wages based on exp., flex. hrs. Positions to begin in Sept. Receive a free YMCA membership incl. access to our fitness center, pool, programs, etc. Send resume or apply at: 81 So. Elm St., Wallingford or email: dchappell@

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HELP WANTED COOK/DIETARY AIDE PART TIME/ ROTATING WEEKENDS. WILL TRAIN TWIN MAPLES HEALTH CARE 44 BED SNF - Competitive pay. EOE. CALL JACKIE (860) 349-1041 DRIVER WANTED- For established routes. Heavy Lifting (25+lbs) Experience prefer Call 203-284-2639 MACHINE Operator - IMMEDIATE NEEDS, 2nd shift Wallingford. MUST HAVE manufacturing experience, STABLE work history & good MATH skills. Temp to hire $10.50. Call AR Mazzotta (203) 949-4242 MAINTENANCE/GroundskeeperF/T position. Bi-weekly rotating on call. Must have 2-3yrs exp. Refs req’d. Apply at or mail resume to: Lincoln College of New England, 2279 Mt. Vernon Rd., Southington, CT 06489


ADMIN ASSISTANT-PT Mon-Fri mornings for a sm. growing insurance agency in Middlefield. Must be organized, outgoing, flex, have exc. phone etiquette, & strong computer skills. Please send resumes BOOKKEEPER A seasonal position is available in a busy retail operation for a highly organized, energetic individual with strong communication and computer skills. Responsibilities will include daily bookkeeping and cash handling functions, as well as providing administrative support to store operations. Knowledge of spread sheets and word processing required. Forward resume and salary requirements to Lyman Orchards, P.O. Box 453 Middlefield, CT 06455 attn.: H.R. or email to or No phone calls please.

CLEANERS MANAGEMENT TRAINEES NEEDED Our Waterbury branch is overloaded! We need 20 sharp, hardworking people to train for carpet cleaning and management positions. Must have your own vehicle and excellent work ethic. Full time permanent work. $400-$1500/week. Call Mon. or Tues. to schedule interview. 203-759-1392


HELP WANTED SHIPPING AND MAINTENANCE FULL TIME POSITION in greenhouse setting. Applicant must be hardworking & self-motivated. Mechanical and construction skills a plus. Apply to: Geremia Greenhouse 415 Barnes Rd., Wallingford Ask for Phil or Joe TIRE TECH Must have valid drivers license & clean driving record. Apply in person: Town Fair Tire, 994 North Colony Rd, Wallingford. VETERINARY Hospital Openings: F/T Receptionist w/exp, Kennel Help. Fax Resume: 203-265-3641 WAREHOUSE POSITION Strong communication skills Computer knowledge a must Various duties Apply in Person National Filter Media 9 Fairfield Blvd, Wallingford

MEDICAL CAREERS RN 11-7 Supervisor 24-32 hrs. Benefits available. Apply in person M-F, 8-4: Apply-Rehab Coccomo 33 Cone Ave, Meriden, CT EOE RN 11-7 Supervisor 24-32 hrs. Benefits available. Apply in person M-F, 8-4: Apply-Rehab Coccomo 33 Cone Ave, Meriden, CT EOE

If you can’t find it in Marketplace, it’s not for sale.


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, August 18, 2011


Italian Restaurant

17 Whiting St., Plainville Additional Parking in Rear • Open Tues. - Sun.

747-3500 or 747-1700


visit our other locations in Middletown, Old Saybrook & Westbrook We Serve Wine & Beer Come & Enjoy Fresh Made Italian Food at Its Best! Entrees

Appetizers Garlic Bread .................................................................................... $2.00 w/Cheese......................................................................................$3.00 Soup of the Day ................................................... Cup $300 Bowl $5.00 Fried Calamari ................................................................................ $7.00 Fried Mozzarella..............................................................................$5.00 Shrimp Oreganata (4).....................................................................$7.00 Hot Antipasto (for 2)......................................................................$11.00 Fried Calamari, Fried Mozzarella, Stuffed Mushroom, Clam Casino

Shrimp Cocktail (4).........................................................................$7.00 Stuffed Mushrooms (5)....................................................................$7.00 Clams Casino (5) ............................................................................ $7.00 Zupa di Mussels (8) ......................................................................... $7.00

Chicken Lunch Dinner Chicken Parmigiana.......................................................$10.00...$14.00 Chicken Tresstino ............................................................$11.00...$15.00 Chicken sautéed with asparagus, fresh tomato, roasted red peppers and Gorgonzola cheese in a white wine sauce

Chicken Piccata ............................................................. $10.00...$15.00 Chicken sautéed with capers, broccoli and lemon butter sauce

Chicken Fiore..................................................................$10.00...$15.00 Chicken sautéed with roasted peppers, olives in a lemon butter sauce

Chicken Marsala ............................................................ $10.00...$15.00 Chicken Francaise..........................................................$10.00...$15.00 Chicken dipped in egg, sautéed with capers, broccoli and lemon butter sauce

Chicken a la Vodka ....................................................... $12.00...$16.00 Fresh Chicken Breast topped with Spinach, Fresh Tomatoes, Mozzarella Cheese, in a vodka Pink Sauce

Chicken Romano............................................................$11.00...$15.00 Chicken sautéed w/Mushrooms, Red Peppers, Artichoke Hearts & Melted Mozzarella Cheese in a Brown Cognac Sauce



Small Large Garden Salad....................................................................$3.00.....$5.00 Antipasto ........................................................................... $5.00.....$7.00 Ham, Genoa, pepperoni, red peppers and shredded mozzarella

Chef Salad.........................................................................$5.00.....$7.00

Lunch Dinner Veal Parmigiana ............................................................. $12.00...$16.00 Veal Genovese ............................................................... $13.00...$17.00 Veal topped with eggplant, fresh tomatoes and mozzarella cheese in a creamy pesto sauce

Veal Piccata....................................................................$12.00...$17.00 Veal sautéed with capers, broccoli and lemon butter sauce

Veal Pizziola .................................................................... $12.00...$17.00

Ham, turkey, red peppers and shredded cheese

Veal sautéed with mushrooms, peppers, olives and olive oil in marinara sauce

Caesar Salad .................................................................... $4.00.....$6.00 Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad.........................................$6.00.....$8.00 Tuna Salad.........................................................................$5.00.....$7.00

Veal Fiore.........................................................................$12.00...$17.00 Veal sautéed with roasted peppers, olives in a lemon butter sauce

Veal Marsala ................................................................... $12.00...$17.00 Veal & Crabmeat ............................................................ $14.00...$18.00 Veal and Crabmeat topped w/Sun-dried Tomatoes, Spinach & Mozzarella Cheese in a Vodka Pink Sauce


Veal & Shrimp..................................................................$14.00...$18.00

Lunch Dinner Rigatoni, Linguine, Angel Hair or Penne Marinara with Meatball............$8.00...$12.00 Linguine with Broccoli and Garlic Oil..............................$9.00...$13.00 Penne Fiore......................................................................$10.00...$14.00 Penne tossed with chicken strips and spinach in marinara sauce

Penne Putanesca..............................................................$9.00...$13.00 Sautéed with garlic, anchovies, onions and capers in marinara sauce

Veal and Shrimp topped Asparagus and Mozzarella Cheese in a Vodka Pink Sauce

Veal Montebianco..........................................................$13.00...$17.00 Veal topped with Artichoke Hearts, Fresh Tomatoes and Red Peppers in a White Creamy Sauce All chicken and veal entrees served with pasta, salad and fresh rolls

Seafood Lunch Dinner Lobster Ravioli ................................................................. $12.00...$17.00 Sautéed with spinach, fresh tomatoes, sun dried tomatoes in a vodka pink sauce

Tortellini Pana .................................................................... $9.00...$13.00

Linguine with White or Red Clam Sauce.......................$11.00...$15.00 Calamari Fradiavlo.........................................................$10.00...$15.00

Mushrooms and peas in pink sauce

Sautéed with fresh garlic, basil in a spicy marinara sauce over linguine

Tortellini Fiore...................................................................$10.00...$14.00

Shrimp Fradiavlo ............................................................. $12.00...$17.00

Tortellini tossed with chicken strips, roasted peppers, and broccoli in Alfredo sauce

Sautéed with fresh garlic, basil in a spicy marinara sauce over linguine

Ravioli Marinara................................................................$9.00...$13.00 Eggplant Parmigiana........................................................$9.00...$13.00 Eggplant Rollatini..............................................................$9.00...$14.00 Baked Ziti...........................................................................$9.00...$13.00 Baked Manicotti................................................................$9.00...$12.00 Spinach Manicotti.............................................................$9.00...$13.00 Linguine Alfredo..............................................................$11.00...$14.00

Shrimp Scampi ................................................................ $12.00...$17.00 Sautéed with olive, garlic, basil and capers over linguine

Rigatoni & Shrimp............................................................$12.00...$17.00 Shrimp sautéed with mushrooms in a pink vodka sauce served over Rigatoni

Seafood Combo ............................................................. $13.00...$19.00 Shrimp, scallops and calamari sautéed with fresh tomatoes with garlic cooked in a white wine sauce over linguine

Rigatoni di Nona ............................................................. $12.00...$17.00 Rigatoni w/Shrimp, Spinach, Sun-dried Tomatoes in a White Wine Garlic Sauce

with broccoli and chicken

Whole Clams Over Linguine (White or Red) ................. $12.00...$16.00 Sole Florentine.................................................................$12.00...$18.00


Fresh Sole Dipped in Egg Batter over Spinach

Zupa di Pesce ................................................................. $15.00...$22.00

Pasta is served with salad and fresh rolls

Shrimp, Scallops, Clams, Mussels &Calamari over Linguine in Red Marinara Sauce Seafood entrees served with salad and fresh rolls



Any Purchase of $30 or More

Take-out or Dine-in Only/Plainville Location Cannot be combined. Exp. 9/30/11.


10 OFF

Any Purchase of $50 or More

Take-out or Dine-in Only/Plainville Location Cannot be combined. Exp. 9/30/11.


10 OFF

Any Purchase of $50 or More

Take-out or Dine-in Only/Plainville Location Cannot be combined. Exp. 9/30/11.



Any Purchase of $30 or More

Take-out or Dine-in Only/Plainville Location Cannot be combined. Exp. 9/30/11.

8-18-2011 Plainville Citizen  

The Plainville Citizen issue published 8-18-2011

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