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Volume 11, Number 27

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Irish dancers head to Chicago

Thursday, July 5, 2012

‘Grand’ opening

By Crystal Maldonado The Plainville Citizen When asked how they got involved with Irish dancing, Mairead and Shaela Barry, sisters from West Hartford, Brigid Cazzaette, of Simsbury, and Colleen Morrell, of Bristol, all exchange glances and say, in unison: “My mom.” Then they laugh, as if this is something they’ve giggled over before, the type of playful begrudging that can come along with the idea ‘mom made me do it.’ “My dad,” 16-year-old Megan Collins said with a shrug, and the other girls look at her funny. “We were getting Dairy Queen and we walked by this place.” They take a moment to talk Citizen photo by Crystal Maldonado about the nearby business (and Megan Collins, Brigid Cazzaette, Shaela Barry, ice cream, of course) before reColleen Morrell and Mairead Barry qualified for grouping. “[Shaela and I] automatical- North American Irish Dance Championships,

which over the 4th of July week. The latter four See Irish, page 7 girls will travel to Chicago, Ill. to compete.

Plenty of wings, plenty of wheels Photo by Joy VanderLek

Pilots August Torreck and Bill Kulle with their 1963 Boeing Stearman PT 17 at Wings and Wheels, a fly-in and car show event, at Robertson Airport July 1. It’s estimated that thousands showed up for the event.

Photo courtesy of Linda Garcia

Plainville’s first farmers market opened June 29 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Volunteers, shown in orange, and Plainville VIPs, who are supporting the market, stand with Linda Garcia, market master, as she cuts the ribbon to open the market. Story on p. 18.

Three BOE members walk out on business office vote Full-day kindergarten OK By Crystal Maldonado The Plainville Citizen At the June 26 meeting, the Board of Education voted to merge town and school business offices and to instate full-day kindergarten for September. The full-day kindergarten vote was unanimous, but the vote on the merger saw three board members (Charlotte Koskoff, Cheryl Provost and Barbara Willard) walk out of the meeting and refuse to vote. The remaining four members (Michael Giuliani, Lisa Buckley, Deborah Hardy and Robert Anderson) voted

yes. (Board chair Andrea Saunders, who was in favor, votes only when there is a tie. Becky Tyrell, who said she was opposed in a letter read aloud at the meeting, was absent.) The decision comes after a $50,000 study, done by the town’s accounting firm, BlumShapiro, who recommended the merge. While the merge is not expected to save the town any money, board members in favor of the merge have stated that it would ultimately lead to greater transparency in school spending. But those opposed questioned the motives behind the merge and raised con-

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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, July 5, 2012

Plainville Briefs

Farmers market

The farmers market, located at the Plainville High School, west side, Route 10, takes place every Friday through Aug. 31. The market, open from 3 to 6 p.m., will feature three Connecticut produce farms and one orchid farm. The objectives are to support Connecticut’s Agriculture and promote a healthy community. During market hours, there will be VIP spaces available, free, featuring local community businesses, organizations, or visual/per-

forming artists. For questions, email farmersmarketplv@yahoo,com.

tion, community involvement, training and volunteering with MADD.

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Plainville police officers were recognized at the Mothers Against Drunk Driving Connecticut 26th Annual Law Enforcement Recognition Awards Luncheon on June 20. During the event, MADD honored officers from across the state for their exceptional efforts to make our roadways safer through drunk driving enforcement, educa-

Become a tutor for Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut, Inc. by teaching adult students English. Tutors will assist students with reading, writing and speaking English. No experience is necessary. Training, observations and support are provided. Tutor trainings begin in July at the New Britain Public Library, 20 High St., in the community

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Meeting canceled The Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission regular meeting scheduled for Wednesday, July 11, is cancelled.

Public hearing The next Town Council meeting will be Monday, July 9. There will not be a meeting Monday, July 2, or Monday, July 16. The July 9 meeting is also the public hearing for the final charter revision changes, starting at 7:30 p.m. Copies of the Draft Report are available at the Town Clerk’s Office and the Plainville Library during regular business hours and on the Town’s website at

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Plainville woman’s art goes from hobby to museums

Pieces created by Marilyn Shorette range from beaded angels to bottle cap pins, earrings made from Silver Dollar plant leaves to a metal pendant.

By Crystal Maldonado The Plainville Citizen

imagination for her success in jewelry making. “Imagination has followed me everywhere,” she said. It shows – in the pendants made of beads, seashells and bottle caps, some that read ‘dream’, ‘imagine’ and ‘play’, some sealed with glitter

Citizen photo by Crystal Maldonado

(now located in Cromwell). “I didn’t think of jewelrymaking in the sense of being an artist. I just thought of it as being my favorite pastime,” Shorette said. “It wasn’t until I got the invite to the New Britain museum that I considered it. Things have just been escalating from

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preserve them for earrings. It’s subtle, but keeps things fun, she said. “It’s different. I want different.” Shorette credits her lifelong love of art and her vivid

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Marilyn Shorette’s jewelry is on display at the senior center and Plainville Public Library through June and July. Shown above, Shorette dons earrings, a necklace and a bracelet, all created by her.

there.” It’s also not just jewelry she makes – although she does create necklaces, bracelets and earrings, creations she wears herself – but tiny beaded angels (which she calls “pocket angels”) and rosaries. More recently, Shorette has ventured into wire wrapping, using metal materials and even to incorporating items from nature into her work. She turns seashells into pendants and pours clear epoxy over things like “helicopters” (the brown tree seeds that twirl to the ground each autumn) and the leaves from a silver dollar plant to


Marilyn Shorette has been making jewelry for years – as a hobby, for acquaintances, for herself. A friend of hers was wearing one of the vintage bottle cap pins Shorette created while visiting the New Britain Museum of American Art. Amid the renowned paintings in the museum’s collection – by artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Maurice Prendergast, Andy Warhol – it was Shorette’s hand-crafted pin that nabbed the attention of a museum employee. Soon after, Shorette’s work was featured at the museum during a March 2012 First Friday event, where she was told her art was unique. “Unique – I love that word. It meant a lot to me to hear,” Shorette said. It wasn’t just the New Britain Museum of American Art who fancied the lifelong Plainville resident’s jewelry – her work was the featured exhibit during June and again in July at the Plainville Public Library, is currently on display at the Plainville Senior Center and is even sold at a former Plainville store, Mouse Hole


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Wings and Wheels welcomes thousands of spectators By Scott Saunders Special to The Citizen

The First Annual Plainville Wings and Wheels car show and fly-in is over. According to many who attended, it was a huge success for Plainville. With 480 show cars, many aircraft and helicopters, an army of volunteers, thousands of spectators, and dedicated sponsors and vendors, it’s no surprise. This event was founded on an idea from good friends,

Jeff Adams and Mike Turcotte. They wanted to put on a car show in Plainville as a charity event and asked if I would work with them. It only took a minute to decide. Through discussions with Jeff and Mike, and our wives Daphne, Corinne and Andrea, we expanded the original plan to include a flyin and family entertainment. The committee decided to support two local charities, the Petit Family Foundation and the Plainville Community Food Pantry.

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Planes were on exhibit on the Robertson Airport tarmac, perfectly visible from the helicopter rides offered at the event.

Following a presentation to the Plainville Aviation Commission, the plan to use Robertson Airport was approved. Carling Technologies, conveniently located right next to the airport, let us have the car show on their property. As the scope of the project grew, the committee brought in additional people. We knew that we needed experienced people to guide us for the event to be truly successful. Town Manager Robert Lee and his wife Peggy joined our efforts. Their desire to promote Plainville in a positive way, and their experience with running other large events was instrumental in taking Wings and Wheels to the next level. All of the volunteers, sponsors and collaborating vendors know who they are, and we couldn’t have done it without them. Joe Bellino, the long-time organizer of the Simsbury Fly-In, graciously offered advice on fundraising and organization. Unfortunately, Joe passed away before the event became a reality. The Plainville Fire Company gave their time and shared

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Lifestar arrives at Plainville’s 1st Annual Wings and Wheels at Robertson Airport.


their experience in running the Plainville Balloon Festival. Without them and Keith Gnazzo our fundraising results would have been substantially reduced. Jeff and Mike wanted to work with the Bristol Auto Club, and I have to say they couldn’t have made a better choice. Our contact, Dave Champagne, shared his extensive experience in organizing and running car shows. Working together with Reggie L’Heureaux, Pete Budnik and others from BAC, Jeff and Mike made their dream a reality. The Aviation Commission informed us that the Plainville Historical Society was looking to have a car show of their own to showcase some original Plainville Stadium Racers and it was

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suggested that we try to combine our efforts. Working with Nancy Eberhardt of the Historical Society and Don Moon, we did join forces and were proud to help bring this piece of Plainville history to the event. Lynn Michaud and Brian O’Leary of Interstate Aviation, assisted by volunteer Neal Witkin, coordinated the Fly-In. They worked hard to attract helicopters and aircraft. Lynn even created the beautiful printed flyer that was used at local car shows to attract participants. I can’t say enough good things about Lynn, Brian and their crew. “Discovery” airplane rides ran all day and the helicopter rides were so popular that an additional helicopter had to be brought in. From the beginning, we had vendors and sponsors eager to participate. Many local organizations and businesses wanted to help, and we greatly appreciated their involvement and hard work to make this a success. You can find them on the Sponsors page of our website, and we hope you will support them in the same spirit they have supported us. We owe a debt of gratitude to the Plainville Fire Company and Police Department for all of their dedication and support. We thank Dean Cardinale (and Eddie) for the

See Wings, page 17


Thursday, July 5, 2012 — The Plainville Citizen

Sangria throwdown for multiple sclerosis

Photo courtesy of National MS Society

Plainville’s Jane Roy ladles a cup of sangria.

BOE Continued from page 1 cerns of the legality of certain aspects of the study. They asked to wait to make a decision until the board’s legal counsel could review the report. Those in favor said they are confident things will be worked out, that it does not violate any laws and the decision was not being rushed. Despite the disagreement over the merge, the board agreed to extend half-day kindergarten to full-day for the upcoming school year, with parents or guardians still maintaining the option to pick their children up from school midday (for the 2012-2013 school year). “I look forward to more science, art and music oppor-

The second annual Sangria Throwdown was held June 16 at the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center in Old Wethersfield. The Sangria Throwdown is a Do It Yourself Fundraising event hosted byNewington resident Karen Guarnaccia, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1994. More than 100 guests attended the event, at which a dozen participants competed

tunities for the kids,” said Charlotte Koskoff, board member. “These are fabulous, fabulous teachers.” “It’s taken us this a long time to get to this point, so we’re thrilled to finally be here,” said Barbara Willard, board member. “This is something we worked for since my daughter was in kindergarten and she just graduated.” Chairwoman Andrea Saunders said she was “absolutely” in favor, though she was concerned about potential future costs rising unexpectedly. Kitching said it would not be an issue. While the original plan for the district was to incorporate another full-day session

to see who prepares the best sangria. The event also featured a taco dinner, live entertainment and a drawing. The event raised roughly $5,000. News 8 traffic reporter Teresa LaBarbera and NBC Con-

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Bingo — Veterans of Foreign Wars Madeley-Roberts Post 574 men hold open bingo every Thursday, at 6:30 p.m., at post headquarters, 7 Northwest Drive at the corner of Route 10. The public is invited. Information: call Earl Carey at (860) 747-5400. 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. Thrift shop — The Congregational Church of Plainville Thrift Shop, 130 W. Main St., is open Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to noon. The thrift shop will be having a half-price sale on non-clothing items from Thursday, July 5 to Saturday July 14. For more information, call (860) 747-2418.

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Farmers market — The Farmers Market of Plainville will be open for the season Fridays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in front of Plainville High School on East Street/Route 10. The market opens rain or shine, with ample parking and safe walking paths for customers. Each week, the market offers a VIP area for organizations and businesses from town who would like to be onsite during market hours. Those interested are responsible for set-up equipment. Local musicians who would like to perform at the market or sell their CDs are also invited to join. Date requests are on a first come, first served basis. Volunteers are needed as well. This market is supported by the Hunger Action Team, the Healthy Plainville Coalition, Plainville High School, the Plainville Chamber of Commerce and Connecticut’s Agriculture Department. For more information, email or contact Linda Dezenzo, at the Plainville Housing Authority, at (860) 747-5909 or (860) 747-8519. Fife and Drum Corps — The Connecticut Patriots Senior Ancient Fife and Drum Corps meets Fridays, at 7 p.m., at the Middle School of Plainville, 150 Northwest Drive. Information: Phyllis Thompson, P.O. Box 243, Plainville, CT 06062 or call (860) 621-6090.

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Historic center — Tours of the Plainville Historic Center, 29 Pierce St., are available Wednesdays and Saturdays, noon to 2:30 p.m. Stop by to see the Plainville Stadium summer exhibit. The office is open Mondays and Wednesdays, from 9 a.m. to noon. The shop, offering many unique gifts, is also open during tour hours. Information: call the historic center, (860) 7476577.



American Legion Post 33 — Meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. The Sons of the American Legion meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. The Ladies Auxiliary meets the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m. Bingo — Veterans of Foreign Wars Madeley-Roberts Post 574 Women’s Auxiliary holds open bingo every Tuesday, at 6:30 p.m., at post headquarters, 7 Northwest Drive at the corner of Route 10. The public is invited. Information: call Earl Carey at (860) 747-5400. Norton Park concert – Concerts at Norton Park will be held on Tuesdays at the park at 6:30 p.m., by the new band shell. Performing on July 10, will be Dick Santi Orchestra. Plainville Greenway Alliance — The Plainville Greenway Alliance meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m., at


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the first time. Don will also talk about how his collection has expanded to a 5x12 foot train table display that is located in his living room. He will bring in more of his collection to share during the presentation. Don’t miss this interesting program. Call the Senior Center to register.



Bingo — Veterans of Foreign Wars MadeleyRoberts 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. Movie matinee — The movie that won the “Best Picture” academy award for 2012 will be the matinee feature for Thursday, July 12 at 2:30 p.m., at the Plainville Public Library. The film, “The Artist” will be available on DVD for the first time in July. “The Artist” tells the engaging story with humor, melodrama, romance, and—most importantly—silence. It is a free event.

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Irish Continued from page 1 ly just got put into it when we were younger,” said Mairead, whose mom, Shannon Barry, and grandma, Sheila Stevens, own the business. “But we love it so we just keep going.” “Most of the time,” said Shaela, grinning. Regardless of how they ended up at Shamrock School of Irish Dance in Plainville, the girls have worked hard and become so good at Irish dancing that four of them (Megan qualified, but won’t be attending this year) are heading to North American Irish Dance Championships over the 4th of July week in Chicago, Ill. Shannon and Sheila will go with the students, too. “I couldn’t miss my granddaughters perform,” Sheila said. It’ll be the first time at na-

tionals for 16-year-old Brigid and 15-year-old Colleen. Mairead, 14, and Shaela, 13, went last year and placed in the top third of the competition. “They’re going back again to see if they can move up. Every year, there are more qualifiers, different judges, different people,” Shannon said. “We’ve been going to Nationals for the last 10 years or so.” Shamrock School of Irish Dance has been in Plainville for around 15 years, though it’s been in business for 35. It started with Sheila, who established the studio in hopes that it might flourish into a family business. It did – Shannon’s taught at the


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At the Shamrock School of Irish Dance, Brigid Cazzaette practiced her routine for the upcoming competition in Chicago.

school for 25 years now. “When we started it up, that was my goal,” said Sheila. “It’s nice to see the next generation going forward with it.” Although the girls heading to Chicago are teenagers, Sheila and Shannon teach children as young as four all the way up to adults. Not everyone opts to compete. Some choose to dance simply to have fun. “We do local shows – assisted living, adult day care centers, fairs – so the kids who don’t compete can still perform. What’s the point of being able to dance and not be able to show it?” Shannon

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Senior quilters are ‘piecemakers’ By Candace Hall Special to The Citizen Wednesday mornings, the Plainville Senior Center Community Room is filled with busy women and their sewing machines, piles of fabric, and quilts in various stages of progress. These mornings are both work sessions and social gatherings where women offer advice and support - not only about quilting - and catch up on the latest news. The traditional process of quilting remains virtually unchanged, explained to children as making a quilt sandwich. First, small fabric pieces sewn together in a specific pattern form quilt blocks, which are joined together in a specific arrangement. This resulting quilt top, with batting in the middle and a fabric backing forms the sandwich. The actual quilting involves fastening together of these layers with cotton or silk thread in simple or elaborate motifs. In March, group member Donna McCluster suggested members make a

Friends of Norton Park Concert summer season: Tuesday, July 10, Dick Santi Orchestra Tuesday, July 17, Nziga’s Daughters/Rhythm & Blues Tuesday, July 24, Simply Swing/10 piece Swing Orchestra Tuesday, July 31, Old Tyme Fiddlers All concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. by the new band shell in Norton Park.

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Photo courtesy of Plainville Senior Center

Quilters from the Plainville Senior Center donated their finished quilt to the family of a fallen Marine. The women worked together to create the quilt in honor of Lt. Colonel Thomas Budrejko. quilt for the family of Lt. Colonel Thomas Budrejko, the first Marine with Connecticut ties lost during 2012. Budrejko died when two Marine Corps helicopters collided in a training accident. Quilting teacher Karen Kebinger and group members enthusiastically took up the project. A variety of red, white, and blue fabrics were used to form blocks with star patterns.

Kebinger designed the quilt top and the group members pieced the blocks and assembled them in rows, while Kebinger completed the quilt. The quilt will be sent to Budrejko’s widow, Donna, and son, Andrew, to show appreciation for his sacrifice. Regardless of the recipient’s need, quilts remain a source of comfort and beauty.


The Bristol Sports Hall of Fame is sponsoring the 43rd Running of Bristol’s Mum-a-Thon on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Immanuel Lutheran School, 154 Meadow St., Bristol. For information visit and to signup go to

Food pantry

The following items are in need at the Plainville Community Food Pantry, 54 S. Canal St.: cereal, peanut butter/jelly, macaroni and cheese, juice bottles or boxes, hamburger helper, boxed potatoes, canned pasta. For more information call (860) 747-1919.

Art Continued from page 3 glazes, some decorated with rubber stamps. “Making jewelry is a passion,” Shorette said. It all started with a bead collection, 40 years ago. “I saw somebody doing some beading once when I was camping. I starting watching her and I said, ‘Gee, I’m going to give that a try.’ I got hooked.” Shorette began going to tag sales in search of beads, first purchasing them in small quantities, then in larger volumes as her interest grew. Her collection boasts everything from craft-store beads to Japanese beads to hand-painted beads. “I like mixing the old and the new,” Shorette said. “Beads have a history. They’re not just something plopped into modern times. They’re connected to the

past.” Two of her prized possessions are beaded handbags – one pink, one black – that she estimates date back to the late 1800s or early 1900s. “I’d love to hear the stories these beads could tell,” she said. “Wouldn’t you?” Despite Shorette’s growing recognition, she said she’s just happy to be able to do something with her creativity. “It really hits home with me that people are appreciating the work that I do,” she said. “This is my own personal fantasy.” To purchase jewelry from Marilyn Shorette or for questions regarding commissions, email her at with the subject “Regarding Jewelry.” To see her work, stop by the Plainville Senior Center, 200 E. Main St. or Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St.

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A free lunch program will be available this summer for Plainville youth 18 years of age or younger, as part of the Summer Food Program provided by the Connecticut State Department of Education. The free lunch program will be offered at Norton Park on South Washington Street, Monday – to Friday through Aug. 10. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The lunch program will not be available Wednesday, July 4. “We are thrilled that Plainville children will have access to this lunch program during the summer. All they have to do is go to Norton Park during the program hours. There is no need to preregister. Information will be sent home next week from all Plainville schools,” said Assistant Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Maureen Brummett.

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north on Route 10 onto Fairview Avenue, which intersects with Whiting Street. From 9 to 10 a.m. the town roads making up this road race will be temporarily closed to all vehicular traffic for the safety of runners. These roads include Stillwell Drive, Rosemont Drive, Pickney Avenue, Arcadia Avenue, Higgins Avenue, and Dallas Avenue. Side streets off of these roads will be temporarily barricaded during the race and police and volunteers will be posted throughout the course to ensure runners’ safety. A marked police car will lead the runners during the race, and there will be a trailing vehicle following the runners. Outside of an emergency situation, residents living on the race’s course are asked to avoid driving on these particular roads during the race.

Woodford Avenue (State Route 536) can use New Britain Avenue (Route 372) as an alternate route. Police will direct motorists traveling west on Woodford Avenue (State Route 536) to Crooked Street, which leads directly to Route 372, and direct motorists wishing to travel east on Woodford Avenue (State Route 536) to Routet10 north, where it intersects with Route 372. From 8 to 9:30 a.m. East Street (Route 10) from Woodford Avenue (State Route 536) to Stillwell Drive will be closed to all vehicular traffic. Motorists traveling north or south can bypass this section of Route 10 by using Whiting Street as an alternate route. Police will direct motorists traveling south on Route 10 onto Route 372 west, which leads directly to its intersection with Whiting Street and direct motorists traveling


On Sunday, July 15, at 9 a.m., Plainville hosts the General Electric 5K Road Race. All proceeds will benefit the Petit Family Foundation. The race starts on East Street (Route 10) near its intersection with Maple Street and continues south onto Stillwell Drive. The race continues onto Rosemont Drive, Pickney Avenue, Arcadia Avenue, Higgins Avenue, Dallas Avenue and will finish on Woodford Avenue (State Route 536) directly in front of GE’s Consumer Industrial Division. For those preferring a more leisurely pace, there will be the 1 ½ mile Fitness Walk also starting at 9 a.m. Children can participate in a 400-meter fun run starting on Woodford Avenue prior to the start of the 5K race. General information, course maps, available parking areas, and application forms are all available online at From 6:30 to 11 a.m. Woodford Ave. (State Route 536) will be closed to vehicular traffic from its intersection with Route 10, east to its intersection with Linden Street. From 7:30 a.m. this road closure will extend east on Woodford Avenue to Dallas Avenue. During this period, motorists wishing to travel east and west on this section of


Marcy Cain has joined Tunxis Community College’s Workforce Development & Continuing Education Division. She will work with organizations to develop programs to enhance their employees’ technical and professional skills. “I am looking forward to establishing long-term relationships with the business community, learning more about their goals and exploring how we can help assure their long-term success,” said Cain. “Our training options can help make their employees even more valuable than they already are.” “One of the great things about Tunxis is the willingness and desire to customize programs so that we’re delivering something of real value to our customers at a competitive price,” Cain added. She plans to bring some new courses and instructors to the array of offerings Tunxis already provides. “We look forward to fostering beneficial connections that help prepare people for jobs that are in demand while providing companies with the skilled workforce that will contribute to their growth.” Cain’s communication background includes work for United Technologies Corp., Otis Elevator Company, Pratt & Whitney, and University of Hartford. She holds a master’s degree from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications and a bachelor’s degree from State University at Albany in New York. Cain resides in Avon. Submitted by Tunxis Community College

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Letters to the Editor

Consider the animals

To the editor: We have all become concerned with our environment. We separate our trash, limit pollutions, have strict regulations concerning the gasoline in our automobiles. What are we doing to preserve our wildlife? All the money in the world isn’t going to preserve their natural habitat, as evidenced by the numerous sightings of wild animals in our suburban areas. Alerts are given depicting ways to keep them from our backyards, but no measures are taken to preserve them in their natural habitat. We are anxious to buy and sell their habitats for the sole purpose of making money, which we ourselves spend or leave to our heirs. Wouldn’t it be a great tribute and legacy to ourselves

Photo courtesy of Robert Bravo

June 25, at 5:45 p.m. in Robert Bravo’s backyard, at 9 Farmhill Drive, there was an unexpected visitor. A bear (not the first sighted locally) roamed his property. The bear, nearly four feet tall on all fours, was sporting a red tag in one of her ears. and loved ones to leave the animals where they belong and are most comfortable? Mount a plaque on property

that is owned by you in the wilderness as a forever tribute to yourself, the animals, and the future generations

Government Meetings

Thursday, July 5 Inland Wetlands Commission, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Insurance Commission, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Monday, July 9 Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Zoning Board of Appeals, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Town Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 10 Downtown Beautification, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Planning and Zoning, Municipal Center,

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that will need wildlife as much as we do. I was an avid legal hunter until I shot my first deer and I later dealt with poachers as a police officer. I donated the meat after the animal was butchered and hung the antlers on a wall as a reminder of what I later considered to be a hideous act. They still hang there and until failing health forbid I hunted for many year after with a camera. Now I have been able to photograph a roaming deer in my driveway and backyard and view many other roaming wildlife in Plainville and other suburban areas. Will we wake up when it’s too late? I thank the good Lord that I woke up almost 30 years ago and now worry about these animals. I hear cries of overpopulation of animals, but the real problem is under natural habitat for them to survive in. They have the right to procreate the same as humans to insure future generations. Let’s give them

their own surroundings back to survive in. Replanting, after cutting, doesn’t solve the problem because of the time required for seedlings to become full grown. We fret about foreclosures and people put out of their homes, but no one cares about the animals. Henry Syskowski Plainville

Sad and shocked To the editor: The Tuesday, June 26 Board of Education meeting saddened and shocked me. I am sad to see that members cannot work together for the common good of students, as I believe that should be the mission of all BOE members. I was shocked because the majority of BOE members (Saunders, Giuliani, Buckley, Hardy, and Anderson) voted to pass the recommendations put forth by BlumShapiro. The results of

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Fire safety in hotels and motels By Larry A. Sutherland Plainville Fire Marshal Special to The Citizen Every year there are an estimated 3,900 hotel and motel fires reported to U.S. fire departments, resulting in 15 deaths, 150 injuries, and $76 million in property loss. When staying at a hotel or motel, it is important to become familiar with your surroundings. The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) would like you to review the following safety tips to assist you in preparing for traveling. Plan ahead When making your reservations, ask if the hotel or motel has smoke alarms and an automatic fire sprinkler system. When traveling, take a flashlight with you. Read the fire evacuation plan carefully. If one is not posted in your room, request one from the front desk. Locate the two exits nearest your room. Count the number of doors between your room and the exits. This will assist you in the need of an emergency evacuation.

Locate the fire alarms on your floor. Life safety steps Never smoke in bed. If the fire is in your room, get out quickly. Close the door, sound the alarm and notify the front desk. Always use a stairwell, never an elevator. The elevator could stop at the floor of the fire. If the fire is not in your room, leave if it is safe to do so. Be sure to take your room key with you in case fire blocks your escape and you need to re-enter your room. To check the hallway for fire, touch the door with the back of your hand to test the temperature. If the door is cool, get low to the floor, brace your shoulder against the door and open it slowly. Be ready to close it quickly if there are flames on the other side. Crawl low in the smoke to the nearest exit; the freshest air is near the floor. If your room door is hot, do not open it. Instead, seal the door with wet towels or sheets. Turn off the fan, heater, and air conditioner. Call the fire department to give your location. Signal from your window.

Hotel and motel fire safety list The Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Act of 1990 was enacted by Congress to save lives and protect property by promoting fire and life safety in hotels, motels and other places of public accommodation. The law mandates that USFA maintain a list of hotels and motels that adhere to the life safety requirements in the legislation and in which Federal employees on travel must stay. The requirements are: hard-wired, single-station smoke alarms in each guestroom in accordance with the National Fire Protection Association standard 72; and an automatic fire sprinkler system, with a sprinkler head in each guest room in compliance with NFPA standard 13 or 13R. Properties four stories or higher must have an automatic fire sprinkler system. The Hotel-Motel List isn’t just for Federal employees. USFA encourages the traveling public to use the list when making reservations for lodging accommodations, be they for business or pleasure.

BOE Continued from page 5 at Wheeler for the fall 2012 school year, Kitching said an opportunity arose with the Hartford Region Open Choice Program that would allow Plainville to instate full-day kindergarten across all three schools at no impact to the 2012-2013 budget. The Choice program allows students from Hartford to attend suburban schools, in exchange for additional funding. Plainville schools have been part of the program for years. Initially, 10 Hartford kindergarteners were going to attend Plainville schools, for a total of 150; by adding 18 students to the incoming class, Plainville would have enough funding from Choice to to have four full-day classes at Linden, three at Toffolon and two at Wheeler. The plan would require adding five new teachers. Kitching said the new teachers would cost approximately $300,000, benefits included. But cutting midday kindergarten would eliminate fuel and transportation costs, saving the district $90,000, dropping the overall cost to $210,000.

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the BlumShapiro feasibility study were only just presented to the Board on Tuesday, June 19. Two BOE members were not available to be at that meeting and did not receive their 50 plus page packet until Thursday, June 21. Although four of the nine BOE members agreed that the proposal had valid recommendations in some areas, they requested more time to study all aspects of the proposal before voting on it. Members Koskoff, Provost and Willard also requested that the board’s legal counsel, as well as representatives from Connecticut Association Boards of Education and districts familiar with shared services be invited to meet with the

Plainville board. Chairwoman Saunders dismissed their concerns because she herself did not have any and called for a vote to pass the recommendations of the study. What type of leadership is this? What is the rush? Why couldn’t a bit more time have been invested in this major change? Our school system has won leadership awards the past two years from CABE, under Becky Tyrrell’s leadership. Why hurry to change something that was working so well we were considered an exemplary school system in the state? With a five/four majority representation on the BOE, it is clear that the Republican members have the votes to pass BlumShapiro’s recommendations at any time. But why not wait a few

weeks; get a few more answers, and then take a vote? Maybe then it would have been a unanimous vote in favor of the proposal if it truly is as good a proposal as those that voted for it today think. Please remember that a major decision was voted on with less than one week to study the proposal. BOE members Saunders, Hardy, Giuliano, Buckley and Anderson made a hasty decision. There is not a good reason why the vote could not have been shelved until the next meeting. The BOE chair and the Republican BOE members have clost sight of their charge, which is to oversee education. Is this the kind of representation that the members of the community want? Michelle Rogan Plainville

said. All students get the same training, but those who want to compete take extra classes. “It’s disciplined,” said Sheila. Onstage, the girls wear curly hair pieces and colorful dresses from Ireland that can cost as much as $2,000. But it’s hard work, too. They begin their class – which they attend three times weekly – wearing soft shoes, similar to those worn by ballet dancers, and stretch and do 15-minute warm-ups “to get the blood pumping,” Shannon said. “They’re tired before they even get going.” Then they swap to hard shoes (“like tap shoes as far as making sound goes, but they are very different,” Shannon said) and spend time wrapping electrical tape

For every Choice kindergartener, Plainville receives $11,000. (During the remaining grades 1-12, Plainville gets $6,000 per student, per year.) With 28 choice kindergarteners for the 2012-2013 year, that’s $308,000. With 98 Choice students across all grades, including the incoming kindergarteners, the schools would receive $716,000 from Choice. That’s a $217,000 surplus from what the district thought it would receive when it created the 2012-2013 budget. (The BOE estimated $499,000.) If the cost is $210,000, but the district will get $217,000, there will be a $7,000 surplus for the 2012-2013 year. Kitching said the financial impact occurs in 2013-2014, when the funding for kindergarteners drops to $6,000 per child. This would create a need for $90,000 to maintain the salary and benefits for the five new teachers. But that’s where the cost ends, Kitching said. He does not anticipate the need to hire other teachers to accommodate students and, in fact, even said a decrease in elementary school enrollment over the coming years might lead to staff reductions.

around them to keep them from slipping. “The hard shoes are much more difficult,” Sheila said. “They require more energy.” The students get into position, in front of floor-to-ceiling mirrors, Sheila starts the music, and they dance. It’s fast, strict, choreographed, disciplined – arms straight, toes pointed, chin out, kicks high. They’re in sync with one another and the sounds from the clicks of the hard shoes against the floor are crisp and loud. It echoes throughout the studio so vibrantly that it’s difficult to hear the Irish music playing in the background. But the moment the music stops, their posture changes, they relax, smile and turn back into teenage girls who dish about spray tans (a necessity before Nationals, they said) or gush over the excitement of heading to a new city.


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, July 5, 2012

Campaign Notes

A helping hand

Chris Murphy

Photos courtesy of Sue Holcomb

A volunteer group meets at the Tomasso Nature Park every Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to noon. The mission is to help maintain the nature park. If anyone would like to join the group, or if anyone has any questions, contact the Parks and Recreation Department, 50 Whiting St., at (860) 747-6022.

Police Blotter

Information provided by the Plainville Police Department. Arrests do not indicate convictions. June 15 Dean D. Perry, 29, 8 Phelan St., Plainville, risk of injury to minor, assault third-degree, reckless endangerment second-degree, disorderly conduct. June 16 Richard F. Till, 32, 53 Burnham St., Plainville, driving under influence liquor or drug, operating under sus-

pension, operating motorcycle without motorcycle endorsement, traveling unreasonably fast. Christopher Arguinzoni, 24, East Hartford, identity theft third-degree, forgery second-degree (three counts), conspiracy to commit forgery second-degree (three counts), larceny fourth-degree, conspiracy to commit larceny fourth-degree. June 17 Zoyle R. Ramos, 42, New

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Britain, creating public disturbance. Glen B. Collin, 46, 8 Riverview Drive, Plainville, criminal use of firearm by convict. June 18 David J. Sabatino, 23, 64 Chestnut St., Plainville, criminal mischief third-degree, disorderly conduct. Dominick A. Gualtieri, 34, Southington, carrying firearm while under influence, driving under influence liquor or drug, evading responsibility (two counts), restricted turn. Melvin A. Mack, 54, Leeds, criminal violation, standing criminal restraining order. June 19 William G. Babcock, 41, homeless, burglary third-degree, criminal mischief third-degree, larceny sixthdegree. Robert J. Boulay, 30, Hartford, larceny fifth-degree, operating under suspension, improper display. Cyril Durica, 48, Burlington, driving under influence liquor or drug, failure to drive right, evading responsibility.

Chris Murphy launched his statewide Getting to Work Tour campaign at Ad Chem Manufacturing Technologies in Manchester June 18. Murphy will travel across Connecticut on a jobs tour to with local business owners to talk about how Connecticut’s next U.S. Senator can help spur job creation. On June 25, Congressman Chris Murphy held a public town hall meeting to discuss important federal issues facing Connecticut’s seniors today, such as Medicare and Social Security in Southbury. U.S. Reps. Chris Murphy and Tim Johnson held a bipartisan town meeting June 29 in New Britain. The lawmakers held a similar event in Rep. Johnson’s district in Champaign, Illinois in October. Murphy and Johnson are co-chairmen of the congressional Center Aisle Caucus, a bi-partisan group of lawmakers committed to promoting civility and positive dialogue in Congress. The Connecticut American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations has endorsed of Chris Murphy to be Connecticut’s next United States Senator. The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation authored by Congressman Chris Murphy to help generate clean power on the Farmington River. Murphy’s legislation, the Collinsville Renewable Energy Act, will permit the towns of Canton, Avon and Burlington to operate two currently-inactive hydropower dams and generate locally-produced power. Murphy and Canton Republican First Selectman Dick Barlow first worked together to pass similar legislation through the House in June 2010.

Mark Greenberg Right Principles, a grassroots organization, endorsed Mark Greenberg for the Republican nomination for Congress in the 5th District. Mark Greenberg, Republi-

can candidate for Congress in Connecticut’s 5th District, today announced that he has received “Contender” status in the National Republican Congressional Committee’s “Young Guns” program which identifies candidates believed to be strong contenders based on campaign organization benchmarks.

Justin Bernier Justin Bernier, Republican candidate for Congress in Connecticut’s Fifth District, announced recent changes and additions to his campaign team. The changes reflect Bernier’s focus on a post-convention primary battle with candidate Andrew Roraback. Jonathan Scott, of Massachusetts-based Liftline Group, will serve as General Consultant and will focus on communications and strategy. Jonathan Hanen of the Churchill Group will serve as Bernier’s new Campaign Manager and will oversee day-to-day operations for the Plainville based team. Hanen has extensive experience in voter targeting and grassroots organization. Republican candidate for Congress Justin Bernier calsl for a series of debates against Andrew Roraback. The National RepublicanCongressional Committee announced its newest list of “Contender”status candidates in a press release sent from their Washington DC offices this morning. Connecticut 5th District Congressional candidate Justin Bernier headedup the list, which also included others from the state, as well as candidatesfrom Hawaii and New York. The Contender designation represents the third step in a four step “Young Guns” recognition program that was first used in the 20072008 election cycle.

Betty Boukus State Representative Betty Boukus (D- Plainville, Bristol, New Britain) announced $2 million in state funding for renovations to Wheeler See Campaign, page 17


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Nursing moms

Open airways

Lactation Services of Southington would like to invite moms to a mother-tomother breastfeeding support group open to all breastfeeding and pregnant moms. This is a vibrant, active, mother-led group providing mother-to-mother support for all moms attempting to provide the best for their babies. The meeting is free of charge and a scale is available to weigh the baby. Group meets at Mulberry Gardens at 58 Mulberry St., Plantsville. For meeting dates go to or on Facebook at Lactation Services of Southington.

Five certified asthma educators for Trinity College’s chapter of Open Airways for Schools have been awarded a $10,000 grant by the Davis Foundation to do home visits in the Hartford area for families with children with asthma. The students will be working on this project with the Department of Health’s Putting on Airs program and a certified environmental specialist between now and Aug. 20 in an effort to triggerproof the homes of asthma patients. On top of the services Putting on Airs provides, the students will also provide air dehumidifiers, dust mite pillow and mattress covers, pest traps and more trigger-reducing services free of charge to the participating families. If interested, contact: Trinity College Open Airways at or call (860) 595-2440.

Walk with a doc

Building on the success of The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s Walk with a Doc program, Hartford HealthCare is stepping it up and taking the program system wide. New participants will receive a hat and pedometer; each walker will receive a water bottle. Walks will continue on a monthly basis among the affiliates. Sign-in is at 8:30 a.m., with the walk starting at 9 a.m. the July 21 walk will be at Rockwell Park, Bristol. To register, or for more information, visit or call 1-877-914WALK.

Heart healthy

The Plainville MS Support Group meets at the Wheeler Clinic, located at 91 Northwest Drive in Plainville, from 7 to 9 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. For more information, contact George at (860) 7939589. For more information on multiple sclerosis and the many ways you can help make a difference, please visit or call the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter at (800) FIGHT MS.

Red Cross blood drives American Red Cross blood drives in the area include: Thursday, July 5: American Red Cross Farmington Blood Donation Center, 209 Farmington Ave., Farmington, 12:30 to 5:15 p.m. Saturday, July 7: American Red Cross Farmington Blood Donation Center, 209 Farmington Ave., Farmington, 6:30 to 11:15 a.m. Friday, July 20, Falcons Club, 33 Knowles Ave., Southington, 1 to 5:45 p.m. To make an appointment, eligible blood donors are asked to call (800) RED CROSS (800-733-2767) or visit

Clerical volunteers Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave., needs a cler-

Fashion show The Hospital of Central Connecticut Bradley Memorial campus Auxiliary will present its Annual Fashion Gala Monday, Sept. 24, at the Aqua Turf Club, Southington. The festivities will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner, followed by the show. The event also includes a silent auction. Local residents will model clothes from Coldwater Creek, Kathy Faber Designs and Modern Formals of Southington. Show proceeds will go toward Bradley Memorial campus services and programs.


On Thursday, July 26, Arbor Rose at Jerome Home, 975 Corbin Ave., New Britain, will hold a luncheon with a presentation on Keeping Your Heart Healthy with Dr. Justin Lundbye, Cardiologist at The Hospital of Central Connecticut. Enjoy a complimentary luncheon while learning the best ways to keep a healthy heart. Reserve your seat by calling (860) 229-3707. For more information, visit the website at Arbor Rose and Jerome Home are not for profit members of Central Connecticut Senior Health Services.

MS support

Tickets for the dinner and show go on sale Friday, July 20 at the Bradley Memorial campus gift shop, 81 Meriden Ave., Southington. For more information contact Adriana Asciuto, Adriana.Asciuto@

ical volunteer who has a head for numbers and filing. Days and hours are flexible. Contact Deb Brown at (860) 378-1286. Southington Care Center offers skilled nursing and rehabilitation services and is a not for profit member of Central Connecticut Senior Health Services.

Volunteer training Become a Masonicare Partners Home Health and Hospice volunteer. Volunteers are needed to visit hospice patients, provide respite for weary caregivers, be a listening ear, assist with bereavement or spiritual support, share gifts of music or art, visit as a registered pet therapy team, or help with clerical projects. Free training to become a hospice volunteer will be held soon. Evening training will be held in our East Hartford office, 111 Founders Plaza, East Hartford. This training covers: the history and philosophy of hospice, the role of the volunteer, clinical aspects of dying, communication skills, family dynamics, issues of spiri-


tuality and religion, and grief and bereavement. For more information call John Roush, volunteer coordinator at (860) 528-5195 or (860) 290-6737.

At risk list

The Plainville Senior Center maintains a list of Plainville residents who are at risk in the event of an electrical power outage. Individuals of any age, who have medical problems dependent on electrical power to operate medical equipment, should be on the “At Risk List.” Those who are not on the “At Risk List,” and need to be, should call the senior center, (860) 747-5728. In the event of an electrical power outage, Plainville residents with health risks and no other alternative, should call the Plainville Police Department at (860) 747-1616. Neither the police department nor the senior center will call them. The Connecticut Light and Power Company, not the Police Department, should be called to report a power outage, at (860) 947-2000, option No. 1. In a true emergency, call 9-1-1.



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Submitted by George T. Gaudette Scholarship Foundation Board Every year the Plainville High School Class of 1958 presents a scholarship to a deserving senior in memory of departed class advisor George T. Gaudette. Gaudette was a teacher at Plainville High School from 1950 to 1963. He went on to work as an administrator and teacher at Central Connecticut State University before retiring in 1975. The first George T. Gaudette-PHS Class of 1958 Scholarship was presented in 2009 and has continued to present day. The scholarship is presented to an individual who emulates characteristics fostered by Gaudette - diligent, independent, honest and caring of others. Any Plainville High School graduating senior planning a career in education at a four year accredited college or university is eligible to apply for our scholarship This year, the committee raised $9,000 in scholarship money by the beginning of June. Sarah Kane was selected as the 2012 recipient. Kane, who ranked 4th in her class,

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From left: Barbara Dahlgren, Bob Bocwinski, Marie Cassidy, Ed Wishardt, Sarah Kane, Paul Maskery, Judy Gallagher and John Folcik, following the news that Kane had been selected to receive the George T. Gaudette scholarship. plans to pursue a career in elementary education at UConn’s Regional Campus in West Hartford. Several of the class of 1958 attended the Night of Excellence held on June 18, and attended the reception following the awards. Robert Bocwinski, foundation board chairman, presented Kane with her scholarship and letter from the scholarship foundation board The members of the Scholarship Foundation Board in-

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Superintendent Jeffrey Kitching visited Tawana clude Robert Bocwinski of New Richmond, Wis.; Joseph Graham-Douglas and her second grade class at Dellaquila, of Cloverdale, Frank T. Wheeler Elementary School to congratuCalif.; Robert Whelan, of late Graham-Douglas on being named Plainville Orono, Maine; Barbara DiCommunity Schools’ Teacher of the Year. Nardo Dahlgren, of Southington; John Folcik, of University of Vermont, Mass. – Lauren Mankowski. Southington, Paul Maskery, Burlington, Vt. – Joseph S. Roger Williams Universiof Bristol; and Judith Nesser Allario, a first-year student ty, Bristol, R.I. – Michael Gallagher, of Plainville. majoring in biology in the Thomas. Marist College, PoughCollege of Arts and Science; Avalon C. Guarino, a junior keepsie, N.Y. – Caroline Plainville residents that majoring in Community and Leuenberger, is a member of made the dean’s list for the International Development the Class of 2013 and is maspring semester are: in the College of Agriculture joring in communication public relations; Alexander and Life Sciences. College of Charleston, Salazar, is a member of the Charleston, S.C. – Distin- Class of 2014 and is majoring guished Honors, Andrew in digital media. Herkimer County CommuLemnios. Quinnipiac University, nity College, Herkimer, N.Y. – Hamden – Brandon Dalena, Kyle Robert Jones, presiGutter Cleaning Danielle Lyons, Jaclyn dent’s list. Seamless Gutters Neveu, Rachel Ouellette. Custom Gutter Covers University of St. Joseph, Life No Clog Warranty West Hartford – Brianne Lincoln College of New Give Your Bath a New Look Bergenty, Jennifer Davis- England, 2279 Mt. Vernon Thibeault, Shawna DeVine, Road, is hosting an open Bath Summer Special Vanessa Gonzalez, Lyndsay house on Tuesday, July 10, at 10% OFF Mallon. 6:30 p.m., on the campus. The Whether it’s a complete University of Hartford, open house will include: an bathroom of your dreams. West Hartford – Alexandra overview of the academic Converting bath tubs into Bruno, Jacqueline Edwards, programs, services, and camShower units, or complete Laurie Fasciano, Jason Fer- pus life, campus tours, an ophandicap accessible for your risi, Pamela Leone, Susan portunity to meet with acasafety as we grow older. Oliveira, Kelly Quinlan, demic program directors Maryssa Tsolis, Kayla Ver- and student life staff, admisSpecializing in bitsky. sion and financial aid inforResidential, Commercial, Elon University, Elton, mation. Condominiums & Complexes N.C. – Whitley Dozier, daughFor information or to ter of Wanda Ward, named to ister call (860) 628-4751 ext. 40957 or 40948 or 1-800-952the president’s list. Wheaton College, Norton, 2444.

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Sports Rewind: Record falls, history made last winter By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

The Citizen is taking a look back at the year in Plainville High School athletics, a year when championships were claimed, history was made and records were broken. This week ... Winter 201112: There’s no use sugar-coating it: The Plainville High School boys basketball team had a rough year. The young Blue Devils won just two of their 20 games, and one of those victories came by way of forfeit. Even as the losses piled

up, however, Marc Wesoly’s troops never rolled over. “They worked hard throughout the whole year. That’s something you can’t teach. They definitely didn’t give up,” said the coach. “Every time we played a team the second time, we improved tremendously.” Plainville has missed out on the state tournament in all but one of the past five seasons. The Plainville High School girls basketball team returned to the state tournament after a one-year absence, and made the most of its appearance. The 21st seed in Class M, the Lady

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Below: PHS senior wrestler Doreen Barbagallo, pictured in action this past season, placed first at the all-girl New England tournament. Right: Sophomore Kelsey Clemens, pictured, and the PHS girls basketball team turned in a solid campaign last winter. Blue Devils knocked off No. 12 Ansonia, 44-42 in overtime, in the opening round and put a scare into No. 5 Cromwell in Round 2 before falling, 50-37. “I don’t think a lot of people expected us to qualify for the tournament, let alone win a tournament game,” said PHS coach Jen Micowski. Plainville ended the year with a mark of 12-11. Under the direction of first-year coach Rusty Spence, the Plainville High School wrestling team rolled up 79 points and finished 11th at the CIAC Class S state championships. See Rewind, next page

State tournament still within reach for Post 33 Juniors By Mark Pukalo Special to The Citizen

The Plainville Junior American Legion baseball team resides in the middle of the pack in Zone 7 with nine games left, but manager Jason Bukowski is confident a strong finish is ahead. Post 33 split four zone games last week, including a tough 9-8 loss in 13 innings against West Hartford on Saturday. “We need to go 7-2 to qualify for the state tournament, and it can happen,” Bukowski said. “We’re going to face a lot of teams below us in the standings. We just have to keep playing hard.” Plainville (5-6), with several players on the roster from the high school’s Class M state championship

team, simply needs to find its best form down the stretch. “Our young players are definitely coming along and our hitting has improved,” Bukowski said. “We’re just making some mental mistakes, giving teams four or five outs an inning at times. We have to clean that up.” Plainville took advantage of some wildness by Newington pitching to put up nine runs in the first two innings June 26 and went on to win 102 to get the week started right. Post 33 followed that up with a solid effort in 98-degree weather June 28, grinding out a 2-1 victory over Glastonbury. Mike Munson pitched 5 2/3 strong innings and Brian Dostaler got the last four outs. “[Munson] had to step up for us in a big spot, and he pitched great,” Bukowski said. “He had good com-

mand of his off-speed pitches and threw hard. He was way ahead in the count all game. [Dostaler] just closed the door.” Dostaler retired the final batter in the sixth with the bases loaded and got out of a jam in the seventh by throwing a player out at the plate on a suicide squeeze. Bubba Milo came through with two hits and played strong defense against Glastonbury. After losing a non-zone game to Bristol 17-7 on Friday, Plainville dropped a doubleheader to West Hartford on Saturday. The first game could have easily gone in the win column. “We left a lot of guys in scoring position,” said Bukowski, who counted 14, including leaving the bases loaded twice in the first four innings

of the 9-8 loss. “We just couldn’t get the timely hit and push runs across when we needed it.” Bukowski had to use Dostaler for too many innings in that four-hour marathon, which hurt the depth on his staff in the second game – a 6-2 loss. Dostaler continued to produce from the No. 3 spot in the batting order and Bukowski praised the efforts of Cody Charneski and Kyle Beloin with the bats last week. “This team doesn’t strike out a lot,” Bukowski said. “That is what’s frustrating. They put the ball in play so many times and we’re just leaving too many guys on base.” Plainville has a little time off before battling Wethersfield three times this week – once on Thursday and twice on Saturday.


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Plainville All-Stars a hard-working club Brian Dostaler Special to The Citizen

The 9- and 10-year-old Plainville Little League AllStar baseball team has been working hard and improving their skills this summer. The young ball players competed in a round robin tournament at Memorial Park in

Southington. The first half of the tournament ran from June 23 to July 1. The Plainville All-Star team is led by head coach Lou Mandeville and assistant coaches Marc St. Onge and Aaron Sarra. Mandeville, head coach of the 2012 Plainville High School Class M state champi-

onship team, is impressed with the local All-Stars. “What I’m impressed with when you go down and watch the players play at the age of 9 and 10 is how good some of these kids are, because when I was 9 and 10, we were not that good,” Mandeville said. The coach said his team’s strength is defense, especially at the catching position, with Alex Grabowski. The outfield also was expected to be strong, led by Brady Callahan, Alec

Coutre, Wyatt LaComb, Louis Passaretti and Tyler Mandeville. The infield rounds out a solid defense for Plainville. The infielders are Luke Jones, Tyler St. Onge, Tyler Dufor, Alec Karal, Mason Sarra, Peyton Warnat and Tanner Bloom. Also, throughout the tournament the squad relied on a solid pitching staff. The primary pitchers are Mandeville, Callahan and St. Onge. When asked how the team

has played, Mandeville said, “They are a nice group of kids that hustle, and they are like sponges out there, and I don’t fault the effort at all.” Mandeville said Plainville’s toughest opponents in the tournament are Berlin, West Hartford, Southington and Yalesville. The round robin tournament has two pools, A and B. The top teams of each pool play a three-game series to decide the district champion.

Locals help Titans

The Titans 16U travel softball team, based out of Terryville, competed in a Pony National Qualifier June 22 to 24 in Meriden. Teams from throughout New England participated. The Titans won all five of their games over the weekend to claim the 16U division championship. Plainville High School’s Cheyenne Dalke, standing, third from right, and Alexis Ruscito, kneeling, first from left, play for the Titans.

Rewind Continued from page 15


“When we got to the states, I thought we looked really competitive,” said Spence. “We finished 11th out of 35 teams. That was the top third. That wasn’t too bad.” Four Blue Devils placed high enough in Class S to earn a spot in the State Open. They are: Brian Lister, Mischa Hoffman, Marcus Slivinsky and Mike Walton. Lister, a senior, recorded his 100th career victory during the season. Another highlight of the year was senior Doreen Barbagallo’s first-place finish at the allgirl New England tournament.

The Plainville High School boys swim team had just 12 athletes in the pool, but the Blue Devils made the most of their man-power. “It’s a little frustrating in that the numbers are way down,” PHS coach Randy Doucette said. “But that doesn’t affect the quality; that doesn’t take away from anything. I have some very good swimmers.” Plainville would finish third at the Central Connecticut Conference South Division meet with 201 points and 11th at the CIAC Class S state championships with 193 points. At the Class S competition, PHS sophomore Andrew Rottier smashed the school record in the 200-yard

individual medley with a time of 2:03.95. The previous record had stood since 1996. The always-impressive Plainville High School cheerleading squad placed second at the Central Connecticut Conference South Division competition and sixth at the CIAC Class M championships. Senior Kristi Pratt became the first PHS cheerleader ever to earn All-State accolades.

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Continued from page 12 Clinic’s Northwest Village School is expected to be approved by the State Bond Commission next Friday, June 29. Northwest Village School at Wheeler Clinic in Plainville provides behavioral health services that include mental health, substance abuse, special education, early childhood development, prevention and community education.

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Andrew Roraback First Selectman of Roxbury, Barbara Henry, has today endorsed Senator Andrew Roraback. Roroaback is in the race for the open Congressional seat in the 5th District of Connecticut. Henry said Roraback is the best candidate to send to Washington for many reasons.


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Bring a blanket and a picnic lunch and join us for stories, songs and fun at Plainville Public Library’s Picnic Storytimes, 56 E. Main St. This program will be held on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the patio outside of the Children’s Library beginning on July 18 and running through August 15. Local author Paul Bechtold will read his new children’s book “Best Friends” at the July 25 storytime. Recommended for preschoolers to age 6. Information: (860) 7931450. 1228358

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The first annual farmers market hosted by The Plainville Chamber of Commerce proved to be a marked success last Friday. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held to kick off the market, which is slated to run from June 29 to Aug. 31 this year. The market, which features three produce farms and one orchid farm, is held in an open lot on the front grounds of Plainville High School and runs from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays. Market Master Linda Garcia said that even though a huge turnout was not expected, an estimated 100 people showed for the event. “It went really well,” Garcia said. “Surprisingly enough, the farmers were sold out by quarter-to-four for corn and tomatoes, and the market is open until 6 p.m. They didn’t expect that many people – being a new market – so they are going to prepare for the following week so when people come up and ask for corn they will have plenty for next week.” Along with the produce farmers, organizations within the town – who are given the title of V.I.P. guests – such as the YMCA, Liberty Bank and Wheeler Clinic were a presence at last Friday’s kickoff ceremony. In all, the seasonal farmers market will consist of the produce farmers, V.I.P. organizations, and some form

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Dineberg’s Farm brought local greens to the first farmers market of the year in Plainville June 29. of performance/musical entertainment each week. This Friday’s farmers market will feature the same produce farmers as well as a juggler and a musician to carry over the July 4th holiday celebrations, said Garcia. Farmers market Board Member and Assistant Town Manager Shirley Osle said that Plainville High School was chosen as the venue due to its ideal visibility from the main road and more than adequate spaces for the market and for parking. Osle added that after almost two years of town-wide interest, the market is finally able to get underway due to a group called The Hunger Action Team, whose ultimate goal is to provide healthy eating

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to the community. “One of the ways to promote that (healthy eating) is to eat fresh produce and vegetables and fruits,” said Osle. “The interest is there, and so many other communities have farmers markets and we’ve always wanted to as well.” For Garcia, growing up on a farm in Plainville has given her the edge to realize the true value of a farmers market that enables town residents to eat local produce. It was only natural for her to transition into the role of market master in organizing the farmers market. “We ate from that farm and it was the best food ever.

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Captivating Art Part II Photo courtesy of J. L. Rolle

Plainville resident, Jason Rolle’s artwork was on exhibition at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., during the month of June. Rolle’s display was a diorama of an art museum and was based in part on the book Charlotte’s Web. The exhibit also included his photography and poetry, and was combined with the works of fellow Plainville artist, Christine Crawford and was titled “Art of the Captivating”.

Market Continued from page 18 Since I work for a non-profit, for PARC, I was sitting in a community meeting and they were talking about the Healthy Plainville Coalition; the town and the YMCA got a grant for a healthy community, and one of the goals was to create a farmers market, and off of that stems a community called The Hunger Action Team which includes Food Share, the food pantry, Plainville Housing Authority, and Senior Center,” said Garcia. “They were trying to get this farmers market going but they didn’t know what to do and no one was stepping up. They asked what I wanted to do and I said anything, and they put me in charge.” Garcia has hopes that this year’s farmers market will bolster enough interest to repeat the weekly venue next year. Two more farmers have expressed interest in joining next year’s market, she added. The overall intent is


to keep the market on the smaller side by having eight vendors in total, and to keep the produce fresh and seasonal. Some of the produce that can currently be found at the farmers market is raspberries, blueberries, corn, tomatoes, squash, green beans, snow peas, and lettuce. “I have passion for farming, and I believe in giving back by having a healthy Plainville community. Just give us a try,” Garcia said. “Please come down and support us and buy some fresh produce and connect with some of the V.I.P. organizations in town that you might not realize that are here.” The Plainville farmers market is located in front of Plainville High School at 47 Robert Holcomb Way, and runs from June 29 to Aug. 31 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Musicians are still being sought for the venue. For more information, please email the Farmers Market Committee at



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RED STONE HILL Application #12-07-01, Adriano Labella, of 26 Overlook Drive seeks a variance to Article 1, Section 1.03 Dimensional Standards, Subsection B Minimum Yard Requirements - Side Yard to reduce the required minimum side yard from fifteen (15) feet to eight (8) feet for the purposes of constructing a two (2) car garage, mud room and bedroom for a property located at 14 Red Stone Hill Road. BEL-AIRE DRIVE Application 12-07-02, Tracy Burek, of 6 BelAire Drive seeks a variance to Article 1, Section 1.03 Dimensional Standards, Subsection B Minimum Yard Requirements - Side Yard to reduce the required side yard setback from fifteen (15) feet to twelve (12) feet for the purposes of constructing an attached two car garage for a property located at 6 Bel-Aire Drive. NORTH MOUNTAIN ROAD Application #12-07-03, North Mountain Land LLC, New Britain, CT seeks a variance to Article 1, Section 1.03 Dimensional Standards, Subsection B Minimum Yard Requirements Side Yard to reduce the required side yard setback from twenty (20) feet to zero (0) feet for the purposes of constructing an office building on a proposed building lot identified as Map 33 -A- 01 in the vicinity of North Mountain Road.

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BICYCLE For female. Brand new, never used, Hot Pink, Schwink, 26”, was $314. Still have receipt. Asking $150. Large wooden coffee table, ornate, exc. cond. Asking $100. (203) 440-3832

C-1 Sports Canoe $195 (203) 284-1131


BOCCI BALL SET With carrying case. $60. (203) 235-1518

BUICK ENCLAVE CXL 2010 6 Cylinder, Automatic, AWD Stock# 5695A

(203) 235-1686 Lincoln Navigator 2002 SUV, 4X4, Automatic $8,414 Stock# C7490 (203) 237-5561

JET SKI 1999 Seadoo GSX Limited Red and black 951CC. Comes complete with new Karavan trailer. $2750 or best offer. Call 203 715-6489 Leave Message

PETS & LIVESTOCK ATTENTION DOG OWNERS! Dog Obedience Classes starting July 9 at Cheshire Park & Rec. Bruce Gianetti, Phil Huntington, & Kathy Queen - Instructors. Call 203-272-2743 9am-4pm. After 6pm call 203-235-4852. BULLDOGS, Yorkie, Yorkie-Poo, Beagles, Chihuahua, Poodles, Boxers, Labs, Pomchus, German Shepherd, Shih Tzu, mixed breeds. $250+ 860-930-4001

GMC Yukon Denali XL 2009 8 Cylinder, Automatic. $39,994 Stock# C7273 (203) 237-5561

GERMAN Shepherd & Husky Mix Puppies! $400 Call for info 203-915-7950 CARS STARTING AT $199 DOWN 24 MONTH 24000 MILES WARRANTY LET US GIVE YOU A FRESH START Tax, Title, Fees Additional Apply Now Jack 1-866-879-1616

RAP A PONY Summer program begins Mon July 2, 9am-12 noon. Lessons every day MonThurs. Fun & safety with horses. We cater to beginners. $150. Call ASAP 203-265-3596


PET Cage with Pillow. 30 x 21 x 24. $30. TREADMILL Excellent Condition $75. (203) 235-0628 RIDING Mower, Simplicity, with 38” deck, runs great, includes bagger and cart. $750.00 or best offer. 203.631.3052 WEDDING Band & diamond engagement ring set, yellow gold, size 7, $600 or best offer. (203) 440-2310

SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS HAYWARD Filter and 3/4 hp pump, $125. Stainless steel ladders, $75. each. Call (203) 213-9097



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

Estate sale service. Costume Jewelry, Antiques, paintings, Meriden-made items, toys, lamps. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025

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

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


ALWAYS BUYING CASH PAID Vintage Electronics, Amps, Musical Instruments, Guitars, Radios, Ham Equipment, CB, HiFi, Audio Equipment. 860-707-9350

Always Buying, Old, used and antique handtools. Carpentry, Machinist, Engraving and Workbench tools. If you have old or used tools that are no longer being used, call with confidence. Fair & friendly offers made in your home. Please call Cory 860-322-4367

CASH For WWII Military Items

203-238-3308 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


203-238-3499 Always Buying All Contents of Estates. Antique, old toys & collectibles. furniture, costume jewelry, etc. Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 S. Orchard St. Wallingford. 203-379-8731 or 203-284-3786 Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm


PLAINVILLE. 15 Crown St, 3 BR house, DR, LR w/fp, large kit with pantry, porches, appls, oil heat. 1700 sq. ft. Quiet neighborhood. $1275 plus sec. No pets. Call (860) 303-6165


Flanders West Apts Southington

Studio & 1 Bedroom Apts Affordable Housing for qualified applicants 50 yrs of age or older. Amenities Include: Computer Learning Center, TV/ Games Lounge, Laundry Facilities, Off Street Parking, Free Bus Service to local shopping ctrs. On site: Resident Serv. Coord. Small Pets Accepted Please call 860-621-3954 for information. TTY: 711

MER Large 1BR, 1 st Fl. Large kit. appliances, a/c, coin op laundry. Many updates. Heat & HW incl. No pets/no smoking. $825/mo + sec. (203) 626-2320 MERIDEN -33 BR - $1150 5 BR, 2 Baths - $1400 Both Recently Remodeled Off st parking. WD hookups. Large rooms. (203) 417-1675

Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome

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

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Pontiac Grand Prix 2002 FWD, 6 Cylinder, Automatic Stock# 5649A $6,495


2006 TRAVEL TRAILER CAMPER Max Lite by R-Vision. 26 Footer. Sleeps 6. Excellent condition. $9,000. Call (203) 237-6743

Jeep Wrangler 2011 Unlimited, 4WD, 4 Door Sport Stock# 5666A

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2 CAST iron craftsman table saws with legs, $95 each. 14” band saw on stand, $90. Rockwell jig saw on stand, cast iron, $95. Call Bob 203-314-3412


AFFORDABLE Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves.

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Summer Programs & Lessons Rosehaven Stables, LLC Meriden 203-238-1600


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MERIDEN -WALLINGFORD LINE Large, 1 & 2 BR Luxury Condo. Laundry. No pets. $700 & $950 + utilities Call 203-245-9493

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1 & 2 BR Available Starting at $650 Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-886-7016


1 & 2 BR Available Starting at $650 Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 1 BR New Carpets, freshly painted. Secure building. Ample parking. W& D available. No pets. $800 + security. 203- 376-1259 MERIDEN 1 BR Off-street parking. Wall to Wall carpets, appls, $785 Per Month. Heat & HW included. No pets. Sec & refs required. Call 203-238-7133 MERIDEN 1, 2 & 3 BRs starting at $620. Sec & refs a must. Off st parking. No dogs. Section 8 approved. Call 203-935-6612 or 203-537-6137

MERIDEN 2 BR - $750 plus sec. Eastgate 2 Br - $1000 + sec. Crown Village Call 203-887-4032 MERIDEN 2 BR Ground floor apt w/large kitchen. WD hookup in apt. No utils, pets or smoking. 1 year lease. Credit ck & refs required. Security & 1st month’s rent. $750. 203-608-8348 MERIDEN 2 BR, Hardwood Flrs Nice area, close to downtown. Includes Refrigerator, Stove & Water. $800. + sec. 1 Lincoln Terrace 860-770-7296

WALLINGFORD SILVER POND APTS Community for Seniors 62+. 2 BR apts, $900/mo. Heat, hot water & electric included. Call 203-265-2147. WALLINGFORD. 1 BR, 2nd flr, clean & cheerful, w/d hookup, off st parking, walking distance to downtown. No pets, no smoking. $800 + sec. Call (203) 265-1070

WALLINGFORD Historic District 2nd Floor. 3 Rooms. Off St. Parking. No Smoking. No pets. $850 Including Heat. Call 203-488-7163

Record-Journal Publishing Company’s Classified Department is seeking an Advertising Sales Representative who is ready to achieve success. Your responsibilities will include taking classified ads and making outbound sales calls. The successful candidate must possess a reliable vehicle, good oral and written communication skills, type at least 45wpm, be well organized, and have excellent follow-through skills. Telemarketing experience is preferred, but we will train the right candidate. Please email resume to: kboath@

MERIDEN Clean, Safe Room. 203-634-8084 Utilities & fridge included. Share kitchen/bath. $120 per week - plus security.

GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT WALLINGFORD Garage- North Main St. Close to center of town. Good area. $100/month. Sec. dep. req’d. Available now. 203-269-1426.

WANTED TO RENT 2 BR in good area. Good credit. Call (203) 630-2340


MERIDEN. $399,900 Historic Meriden home features old world charm with all the modern conveniences 10 rms, 5 brs 2 car garage, 3 full baths, beautifully landscaped private yard. Call Fred Gettner for details 203-265-5618

1 Village View, So. Meriden. Gorgeous 2 bed 1.5 bath end unit. Quiet neighborhood, borders Cheshire. Fully remodeled. Vaulted ceilings, granite counters, SS appls. A must see! $149,900. Call Josh 203-996-1719. Owner/Agent. Keller Williams Realty


Business Development Sales Representative The Record-Journal is looking for an energetic, creative, forward thinking individual to work full time to help develop print & digital advertising. You will provide: *Demonstrated sales experience with a history of attaining goals *Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously while being mindful of making revenue goals for each *Ability to converse with advertisers about both digital and print-based advertising campaigns We will provide: *Team Atmosphere with members working towards common goals *Opportunity for growth *Competitive compensation package & benefits. If the opportunity to be a leader in our successful, community-minded organization excites you, forward your resume to:

WALLINGFORD - 2 BR, 5 RMs, 2nd Fl. Large (1200 SF). 19-21 Curtis Ave., near Choate. Hardwood flrs. WD hookup. Front porch. Garage. Avail 8/1. $1100. Credit Ck. 203-265-9871 WALLINGFORD 1 BR apt $750. 2 BR + office $950/mo. Good credit. Sec req. Off st parking. No utils. No smoking. No pets. Call 203-376-8418



MERIDEN LARGE Clean 2 bdrm. 2nd fl. No pets. Avail immed Sect 8 approved. $750 Mike 8603051642

SOUTHINGTON Farmstead Apts. Lge 2 story 3 BR, 1 1/2 bath end unit. $1300/mo includes heat & hw. 2 mos sec. W/D hookups in cellar. No pets. Fresh paint. Wooded view, quiet area, near downtown/exit 31 I84. Kelley Elementary School. Owner at site. Fridge, electric range, dw, disposal. Also 2 BR, 1 1/2 bath, $1050/mo. (860) 833-3311

SOUTHINGTON 3 bed., 3 1/2 baths. Immaculate Ranch. Near shopping. Fully applianced. Finished basement. Fireplace. Vinyl siding. Central air. Oil heat. Updated heating. City water. $265,000.00 Call Opal Romano, Baron Realty Group, LLC, 860-877-8242.

WALLINGFORD. Intown location, 2 BRs, 2nd flr, private entrance. $825/mo. Call 203269-9585.

MERIDEN 2 BR. clean. Well maintained. 6 Gold St. Lg BRs, sunny kitchen. WD hookup. $725. Call Will 860-834-2876

MERIDEN-3 BR Clean, 1st floor. Stove & refrigerator included. WD hookup. Private yard. Full priv bsmt. Small pets at discretion of landlord. 136 Bunker Ave. $980/month. Section 8 approved. 203-671-3112


MERIDEN 4 Bed., 2 1/2 Baths. Colonial. Formal Dining Room. Ceiling Fans. Fireplace. Vinyl Siding. Attached 2-car garage. Central Air. Fenced Yard. Deck. Move-In Condition. OP E N H O U S E 7/ 1 1 2- 3 $313,000.00 203 687-0207 Attn: Kim Boath New Media Sales Position 11 Crown Street Meriden CT 06450 or email: kboath@

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CITY OF MERIDEN 2 Part Time Mini-bus Drivers for the Senior Center Must have a valid State of CT Driver’s License with a CDL License w/Passenger Endorsement Must have knowledge of Meriden streets, good driving record necessary. Salary $15.48 per hour. Applications are available in the Personnel Department City Hall, 142 East Main Street or apply on line at Last date to apply is Friday, July 6, 2012 or the first 20 Applicants. Women and Minorities Urged to Apply. E.O.E.

DIRECTOR OF REHABILITATION Central Connecticut Senior Health Services is seeking a full-time Director of Rehabilitation and Specialized Program Development who is fully dedicated to quality outcomes. The Director oversees the sub-acute and short-term rehabilitation team at Southington Care Center, an award-winning skilled nursing and short-term rehab facility. In addition to operational oversight, this role is responsible for building new programs for disease management, traditional and alternative therapies, outpatient services and systems to support these initiatives. Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s Degree in PT, OT or a related field; 3-5 years management experience and strong knowledge of RUGS and outpatient reimbursement systems. Please send resume and letter of interest to Gale Mayeran HR Director at Central CT Senior Health Services 45 Meriden Avenue Southington, CT or by e-mail to

ATTIC & BASEMENTS CLEANED GARY Wodatch Demolition Svs Sheds, pools, decks, garages. 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. Stairs, railing, interior, exterior, entry door & window replacement done by owner. Also provide addition, finish bsmnt, decks & complete home improvements. Free est. 203-238-1449 #578107 MR. HANDY Home Improvement & Repairs. No Job Too Small. CT Reg #624078 Call Larry (860) 877-5678

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


203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790


CUSTOM DECKS for your family Also do Roofing, Siding & Gutters Accepting all credit cards CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084 Chloe’s Home Solutions, LLC No gimmicks. Just absolute low prices. High quality workmanship. Roofing, siding, decks & more. LIC #631419 & Ins. Credit cards accepted. 203-631-2991

C&M CONSTRUCTION *THE DECK SPECIALIST* 10% OFF 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488

ELECTRICAL SERVICE ALL PRO ELECTRICAL SERVICES Electrical installation & repair. No job too small. Fully Lic & insured. Call 860-345-4545.

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

Partials or full, handicap upgrades, convert tubs into shower units. 1-800-890-8638

For gutter cleaning, Call Kevin at (203) 440-3279 Fully insured. CT Reg. #569127

GUTTER CLEANING Seamless Gutters Custom Gutter Covers Life no clog warranty Comm & Resid 1-800-890-8638

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

HEATING & COOLING DO NOT Freeze this WINTER! Call Duane Plumbing, heating & cooling. Annual furnace & boiler tune-ups & cleanings. Quality work. Major credit cards. Low rates. Call 203379-8944 #400335-S1

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LANDSCAPING CROSS ROADS SERVICES Hedge trimming, mulch, small dumpsters. Lic. CT#553037 Mike (203) 627-8750 TREE PROBLEMS? Broken limbs, hangers, we specialize in difficult takedowns. Professional climbers, Fully licensed & Ins. Call for your free quote. Ask for Jimmy. Accelerated Landscaping, Inc. Celebrating our 25th Yr in business. Veteran & Senior discounts. Calll 860-982-4819.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS ALBERTS HOME REPAIRS Remodeling, Windows, Doors, Siding, Decks, Floors Lic & ins #623837 203-592-1148

HOUSE CLEANING POLISH/ENGLISH speaking woman to clean house w/care. 3rd cleaning 50% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. 860-538-4885 CLEANING And professional organizing. Affordable rates and references. Mary Ann (203) 639-7297


IF YOU MENTION THIS AD SPRING YARD CLEAN-UPS Brush, Branches, Leaves, winter mess...Make your yard shine!!

**JUNK REMOVAL** Appl’s, Furniture, Junk, Debris, etc WE CAN REMOVE ANYTHING Entire house to 1 item removed! CALL FOR FREE ESTIMATES 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218 WE WEED GARDENS NORM THE GARDENER (203) 265-1460 BILL RUDOLPH LANDSCAPING Landscape Design & Renovations, Retaining Walls, Walkways, Patios, Drainage & Backhoe Work. In Business 40 Yrs. Free Est, Reasonable Rates. Lic #563661. Call 203-237-9577.



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



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Pete In The Pickup Junk Removal No Job too Big/Small We Do it All 203-886-5110

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JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We remove Furniture, Appliances, And Entire contents of: Homes*Sheds* Estates* Attics, Basements *Garages, & more. **Spring Yard Clean-ups.** Call for a Free Estimate 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

MOWING RICK’S AFFORDABLE CleanUps, Mulch, Brush, Pricker & Small Tree Removal. Trim Hedges. Clean Gutters & Powerwash. Top Soil/Seed . 203-530-4447


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LANDSCAPING GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 cell 860-558-5430 JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Top Quality Work. Full Lawn Maintenance. Free estimates today! Licensed & insured. 203-213-6528 Reg #616311


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


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

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


Chloe’s Home Solutions, LLC No gimmicks. Just absolute low prices. High quality workmanship. Roofing, siding, decks & more. LIC #631419 & Ins. Credit cards accepted. 203-631-2991 CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality-LOWEST Price Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Additions ●Credit cards accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #0632415

SIDING CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality-LOWEST Price Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Additions ●Credit cards accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #0632415

Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192

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MASONRY O & E Masonry. Chimney repair, brick, stone, pavers, etc. Locally owned & operated. CT Reg #0611774. (203) 802-0446 PAUL’S MASONRY New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplaces. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281 MARIO’S Masonry. All types of masonry and repair work. No job too small. Over 20 years exp. Fully lic & ins. 0614297. 203-565-5904 or 203-271-7917 AMERICAN MASONRY Stone Wall, Brick block, Repairs, Stairs, Patios, Chimney’s, Sidewalks, Stucco. Free Est. #0577098 Jimmy 203-982-3087 W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry CT Reg # 0626708 Call 203-235-4139 MNA SERVICES CHIMNEY and MASONRY work. Fully insured and licensed. Inspections, Repair & Const. Paver Patios, Steps, Walls, etc. CT Reg #0674024 (203)714-7143 Or Cell (203)600-9439 FREE est. SENIOR DISCOUNTS JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 27 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498

Roofing, Siding, Windows, Decks, Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192 HOUSEWASH/Pressure Washing Deck Restoration & Refinishing Lic, Ins. Certified. #0616406 203-675-8710 or 860-267-4843 POWERWASHING Houses, decks, fences. Local co., satisfaction guar. Insured. Olsen Oil & Power Washing 203-272-2699

On the outside. FREE ESTIMATES. #569127 Call Kevin 203-440-3279

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203-237-2122 Cornerstone Fence & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203237-GATE. CT Reg #601060

PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING SIDING PAINTING SPECIALS Starting Ext House $599. Powerwashing $199. Decks Stained $299 Apts $299, Popcorn Ceilings $119. 203-824-0446. Lic 569864 L & E PAINTING. Professional and Affordable. Lic & ins. Call Trevor 203-938-3789. CT Reg #623250.


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

203-639-0032 Fully Lic & Ins Reg #577319

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


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

ROOFING, Siding, Decks, Gutters Lifetime Warranties Available Accepting all credit cards. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

ROOFING, SIDING WINDOWS AND MORE Free Estimates/Fully Insured Reg #604200/Member BBB 860-645-8899

DRIVER Experienced Reefer Drivers & Independent Contractors needed for Regional Positions. Top of the line equipment and plenty of freight. Call Today! 877-491-1112 or DRIVER/SCHOOL BUS DATTCO, a leader in the school bus transportation industry, is now accepting applications for P/T school bus drivers. CDL a plus but not a must. We will provide the training you need to be successful. Excellent starting pay and opportunity for advancement. Apply in person @ 63 South Canal Street, Plainville or call 860747-3018 for more information. AA/EOE


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POWER WASHING Is Spring Cleaning

DEDICATED SERVERS Wanted year round to provide great service/experience in a private family country club setting. A variety of day, evening and weekend shifts present the opportunity of a second job or working through school. Applications may be filled out on July 8, 9 10 or 11 at The Farms Country Club, 180 cheshire Rd. Wallingford, CT.

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

HAZELWOOD EXCAVATING Dry farm screened topsoil.

203-269-0135 TREE SERVICES PROF. ARBORIST #S3365 75ft bucket truck. Precise Tree CT Reg #562159. 203-272-4216 TREE PROBLEMS? Broken limbs, hangers, we specialize in difficult takedowns. Professional climbers, Fully licensed & Ins. Call for your free quote. Ask for Jimmy. Accelerated Landscaping, Inc. Celebrating our 25th Yr in business. Veteran & Senior discounts. Calll 860-982-4819. NEW England Tree Service LLC, fully licensed & insured. Top quality work, 24 hr storm service. Refs avail. Free est. CT Reg 570899. Call (203) 699-TREE


Growing Food Distributor Seeking CDL Drivers Good driving history. Heavy lifting required. Good pay with full benefits & 401K plan. Apply in person, Monday-Friday, 9-3, with driver’s history.

Thurston Foods 30 Thurston Dr Wallingford, CT 06492

Editor The Record-Journal’s weekly news department has an opening for an individual to oversee day-today news operations for The Berlin Citizen. This includes all aspects of news gathering for a weekly publication and website: reporting, photography, social media as well as interaction with the Berlin community. Requirements include experience as a community reporter and the following: management and editing skills; strong organizational skills; ability to identify and create new content for the paper and website; along with willingness to interact with the community, market The Berlin Citizen and become the local face of the newspaper and website. This is a 32-hour a week position. Send resume and writing samples with cover letter, by July 13, to the weeklies news editor at olawrence@

IN BUSINESS 31 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775

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PRICKER REMOVAL RICK’S AFFORDABLE Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or too small. 11 yrs exp. 203-530-4447

Placing a Marketplace ad is an easy and affordable way to whip up some interest among potential buyers. What are you waiting for? Contact us today and start turning the stuff you don’t want into something you do want:

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


JOB FAIR/OPEN HOUSE Volvo Aero Connecticut has immediate openings for 2nd Shift Machine Operators! **Shop tours ** Interviews with our Management & HR Teams ** **Online/Onsite Applications Available** When: Thurs, July 12, 2012 Where: Volvo Aero: 179-183 Louis Street Newington, CT 06111 (860)-667-8502 Time: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. If interested in attending the Job Fair/Open House, please RSVP to: Aerospace and milling/turning experience preferred. Competitive wages, 15% shift differential for 2nd shift, excellent benefits including 401K, medical, dental, educational assistance, pension plan and much more! Located in Newington CT, the rapidly growing Volvo Aero Connecticut specializes in machining large aerospace components such as fan cases for aircraft engines and gas turbines. We produce components for commercial and military aircraft engines and are a leading supplier to major aircraft engine manufacturers. EOE/DFWP/M/F/D/V HELP WANTED DRIVERS. Recession proof. No layoffs. New Pay Package & Awesome Benefit’s Sign On Bonus. Newer Trucks. Local/ Regional. CDL-A, 3yrs Exp. 800397-1813 FLOOR PORTER - Experienced. FT Interim Position w/benefits. Apply in person Apple Rehab Coccomo 33 Cone Ave., Meriden EOE HAIRSTYLIST, Esthetician & Nail Tech with experience wanted to work in a creative salon. Call Gisele 860-747-2873 INDUSTRIAL Company needs lead shop person for hands on fabrication of heavy flexible vinyl films and foams with use of hand tools. Must have good math skills and have industrial drawing comprehension. Computer literate is desirable. Benefits. Background check & drug test is necessary. 8am4:30pm. 860-349-8988 (9-12). JANITORIAL. FT, 40 hrs, summer hours are first shift, and September-April, 3rd shift. Experience preferred. Excellent benefits. Please apply in person or send resume to Lincoln College of New England, 2279 Mt. Vernon Rd., Southington, attn.: Lenny Roy, or fax resume to 860-628-6444 attn: Lenny Roy. LANDSCAPING Professional needed. Reliable & experienced with valid driver’s license. Great pay. Call 203-272-4216. OFFICE MANAGER: Full time position, Quickbooks experience required. Strong Microsoft Office experience req. Strong customer skills req’d. College education preferred. Must be very professional. Good benefits. Send resume to


LAWN MAINTENANCE- FT Must have CT driver’s license. Call Ron at Blossom View (203)704-6237 LEAD Carpenter Own tools and transportation. Call 9-3. (203) 237-0350

Production Workers The Specialty Metal Products Division of AMETEK, Inc. a manufacturer of highly engineered strip and wire products has openings for operators with metal processing experience. We are looking for production workers with experience in manufacturing operations. Experience with metal processing, furnaces, and rolling mills is highly desirable. Candidates must be flexible, able to learn quickly, willing to work in a team environment, self-motivated and work with minimal supervision. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package. Qualified candidates must apply online at: /careers/index.aspx AMETEK, INC. Specialty Metal Products Division 21 Toelles Road Wallingford, CT 06492 An Equal Opportunity Employer TEACHER Infant & toddler, full & part time. Experience preferred. Please apply: See Us Grow Childcare, 1052 So Colony Rd., Wlfd. 203-269-5437 or send resume to


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, July 5, 2012

Parks and Recreation

The Plainville Recreation Department is located at 50 Whiting St. Office hours are Monday through Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Fridays, 8 a.m. to noon. To register or for more information, contact the office at (860) 7476022.

Summer programs

Sand Volleyball grades 5 to 8. Adult programs include: Aqua Aerobics, Zumba, Learn to Swim and Yoga.

Pool policy The Berner Pool hours of operation for the month of June are weekdays from June 6 to 20 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., weekends from June 9 to 17 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Daily hours starting June 21 through August 12 are 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Post season starting Monday, Aug. 13, hours are 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Plainville Recreation Department is issuing picture I.D.’s, renewal stickers and passes for the 2012 summer season. For information or to get a pool pass or pool I.D., call (860) 747-6022 or visit the recreation office, 50 Whiting St. Office hours are Monday through Wednesday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to noon.

Senior Briefs

Participants in programs at the Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., must be 60 or older and be a resident of Plainville, or be a member of the senior citizens center, unless noted.For more information or to register, call the senior center at (860) 7475728.

Sneaker recycling

The Plainville Recycling & Solid Waste Commission is holding a Nike Reuse-A Sneaker Collection this year now until July 27. Bring sneakers to the senior center (any brand) and deposit them into the recycling box. The sneakers will be sent to Nike, to be made into running tracks, basketball and tennis courts, playgrounds, even synthetic turf fields, and sports’ surfaces of all types that can incorporate Nike Grind into their design.

Free groceries

Foodshare delivers free food to low income individuals at the Plainville Housing Authority, 20 Stillwell Drive, Sunset Community Room, on

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Mondays at the new time of 11 to 11:30 a.m. Groceries are distributed every other Monday. The next distribution will be July 9. This program is available to Plainville residents who are at least 62 years old or permanently disabled under the Social Security Act. People who are participating in the program for the first time must bring proof of age and residency. For more information, call the housing authority at (860) 747-5909.

Sailing lessons Learn to sail on the Stars and Stripes, a 52-foot race boat at Pilot’s Point Marina, Westbrook, followed by dinner at Lenny and Joe’s Fish Tale, on Friday, July 20. Wear comfortable clothing, rubber soled shoes, hat and sunglasses. Bring sunscreen, water and a dry change of clothes (just in case). Lessons and transportation are included in the cost, but dinner is not. The bus leaves from the Senior Center at 2:30 p.m. and returns at 9 p.m. Space is limited.


Registration for summer programs is being held in the Recreation Office. Recreational programs for youth include: Youth Yoga ages 311, Day Camp ages 7-11, Mini Camp ages 3 - 6, Basketball Clinic grades 4, 5 and 6, Tumble Time Gymnastics ages 16, Soccer Clinic grades 2-6, Beg. Skateboarding, Berner Pool Red Cross Swim Instruction ages 16 months and up, Parent and Child Aquatics ages 6 months – 5 years, Saturday American Red Cross Learn to Swim ages 6 months and up, and Girl’s

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