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Volume 9, Number 22

Honoring fallen heroes

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Plainville Fire Company: 125 years serving people, the town By Robin Lee Michel The Plainville Citizen Since the Plainville Fire Company was started on Jan. 12, 1885, from a meeting of concerned citizens, its mission has never changed: to protect the lives and property of the citizens of Plainville. Although technology has changed during the past 125 years from horse-drawn fire wagons and buckets of water to aerial platform trucks flowing 2,000 gallons of water per minute, the dedication and love for community remains the same.

The fire company has been planning celebrations and events for this significant milestone for the past seven

months. Lt. Jeff Romano, is chairman of the 125th anniversary committee. He and Chief Raymond Swanson, Capt. Thomas Moschini and Alyn Kall, company secretary, spoke recently to The Plainville Citizen about the history and the celebration plans. The all-volunteer company started with 30 members — 12 of whom quit the first year — and has grown to a full roster of 70 firefighters. It is one of the few companies in the area which has a waiting list. Only 10 chief of-

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Guernsey and Plainville: these two communities hold much in common By Dan Brechlin Special To The Citizen Though the plot of people living in Guernsey during World War II, holding literary discussions was fiction, the Friends Book Discussion Group really did gather at the Plainville Library Tuesday to discuss the book ‘The Guernsey Literary and Pota-

Citizen photos by Robin Lee Michel

Top, Memorial Day parade grand marshals and Plainville Police Department officers Shane Phillips, left, and Roman Blajerski, right, wave to the crowds during the event on May 31. Hundreds of people also attended the ceremony held to honor those who died in military service to the country. Wreaths were placed at each station at Veterans Memorial Park and five students read their winning essays about Memorial Day. See more photos on our Web site www.plainvillecitizen.com; click on photo gallery tab.

to Peel Society’ and what life was like then and learn from those who experienced it. Clive LeMasurier, a Plainville resident, lived in Jersey, a small island which sits adjacent to Guernsey off the Northwest French coast. LeMasurier lived there until age 9, while his wife Margaret, who also works in the library, was able to tell sto-

ries of Clive’s mother, Eileen LeSueuer. “(Life) was very fearful,” Clive said after the discussion. “Walking to school, my sister was always in fear of the Germans doing something to her and her friends.” Fear was what the natives lived in, in both Guernsey

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Relay For Life to step out for cancer By Jessica Plaskett Special to The Citizen For its victims, survivors and caregivers, the battle against cancer is never ending. That reality will motivate Relay For Life participants as they take turns walking the “never-ending” path at Norton Park for 24 hours beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 5.

Fo u n d ed by a physician in Washington state 25 years ago, Relay For Life has become the American Cancer Society’s premier fundraising event, raising money for cancer research and programs.

It will be the biggest Relay For Life event in Plainville since its inception six years ago, said Donna McCarty, who is one of the chairwoman; the other two chairwomen are Tammy Wyman and Jenn Shorette. As of Tuesday, there were 500 participants set to gather at Norton Park this Saturday

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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, June 3, 2010

Assistant superintendent to leave school system

David Telesca, assistant superintendent of Plainville Community Schools, has been named superintendent of schools for the Windsor Locks school district. Telesca has served as assistant superintendent for the Plainville school district since 2007. Prior to serving as assistant superintendent in Plainville, he was a math and science teacher at the Institute of Living in Hartford and Portland Middle School. In addition, Telesca served as assistant principal at Hamden

Middle School and was an adjunct instructor in the educational leadership program at Southern Connecticut State University. He also served as principal of Shepaug Valley Middle School in Washington and principal of DePaolo Middle School in Southington before joining the Plainville school system in January, 2007. Telesca holds a bachelor of science degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and received teacher certification through the

Plainville Brief

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Calendar ...................20 Marketplace ..............35 Faith..........................10 Health .......................13 Letters.......................18 Obituaries..................11 Opinion .....................18 Real Estate ...............34 Seniors .....................12 Sports .......................23

Do/did you serve in the military? Yes: 36% No: 64% I plan to: 0% To vote in this week’s poll or to voice your opinion in our community forums, visit www.plainvillecitizen.com

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Windsor Locks,” said Dr. Kathleen Binkowski, superintendent of schools. “Working with Dr. Binkowski and our administrative team has been a tremendous learning experience, and it has been a great pleasure to work with such a talented faculty and staff. Plainville is fortunate to have a staff and Board of Education so dedicated to meeting the needs of children,” Telesca said.

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The Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., will offer a free program Wednesday, June 9, 7 p.m., with Hartford’s own, “Mark Twain.” The audience will explore how a “Missouri ruffian” like Samuel Clemens who, as a consequence of having resided in Connecticut’s capital city for 20 years, was transformed into the “Hartford luminary” known as

“Mark Twain.” Clemens once said of Hartford that “I think this is the best-built and handsomest town I have ever seen,” and this judgment had a great deal to do with why he and his family settled here in a remarkable house located on Farmington Avenue in the fashionable Hartford neighborhood of Nook Farm. The public is welcome; refreshments will be served. For more information, call the library at (860) 793-1446.

Connecticut Alternate Route to Certification program. In addition, he holds a master of science degree from the University of Connecticut and a sixth-year certificate from Southern Connecticut State University. He earned the superintendent certification from the University of Connecticut’s Executive Leadership Program. “David has been a pleasure to work with and has added a tremendous amount of value to our school district. I wish him the very best in


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Thursday, June 3, 2010 — The Plainville Citizen

Wolcott administrator to lead Plainville High School

Steven LePage, assistant principal of Wolcott High School in Wolcott, has been named principal of Plainville High School, school officials announced May 26. LePage will replace current principal Greg Ziogas, who will retire in June. LePage began his career in education as a special education teacher working at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, the Transitional Education Program in East Hartford and Wolcott High School. He subsequently served as the special education department head and director of Adult Education for Wolcott Public Schools. He has held the position of assistant principal at Wolcott High School since 2006. LePage earned a bachelor of science degree from Central Connecticut State University, and a master of education degree from the University of

Hartford. In addition, he holds a sixth year certificate in educational leadership from Central Connecticut State University. LePage was named the candidate of choice at a special meeting of the Plainville Board of Education held on May 24. A Plainville High School Principal Search Committee, comprised of board of education members, district administrators, staff members and parents, conducted the search. It is anticipated that LePage will begin as principal at PHS on July 1. “Mr. LePage is an exceptional candidate for the high school principal. He has extremely high standards and combines this with a great understanding of the needs of high school students. I have full confidence that he can take the high school to the next level of success,” said Superintendent of

Schools Kathleen Binkowski. “Plainville High School has an outstanding reputation as a positive learning community, where students are supported and developed in preparation for post-secondary success. As your new principal, I promise to build upon the solid foundation which has been created by members of the board of education, administration, faculty and staff. “Through open communication, teamwork and a shared vision focused on high expectations for student achievement, I believe this transition will be positive for everyone. Congratulations to Mr. Ziogas on his upcoming retirement. He has obviously worked extremely hard in multiple roles for the benefit of students at Plainville High School,” LePage said. — Plainville Community Schools

Plainville Briefs

Road project on Interstate

A milling and resurfacing project is being performed on Interstate-84 Eastbound in Southington and Plainville between Exit 32 and Exit 34 and on Route 10 ramps, the state Department

of Transportation announced May 14. This project will continue through Thursday, June 10. Traffic control personnel and signing patterns will be utilized to guide motorists through the work zone. The regular work schedule for this project is 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday

to Thursday evenings. Motorists should be aware that modifications or extensions to this schedule may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions. Motorists are advised to maintain a safe speed when driving through the work area.

Fire company parade in June

throughout the state, will

The Plainville Fire Company will celebrate its 125th anniversary with a parade on Saturday, June 12, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The parade, featuring fire companies and departments from

Woodford Avenue and end

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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, June 3, 2010

Berner Pool passes available for summer

Summer concerts

The Plainville Recreation Department, 50 Whiting St., is issuing picture identification renewal stickers and passes for the 2010 summer season for the use of Berner Pool in Norton Park. The pool will open for the season on Saturday, June 12, 1 to 8 p.m. All Plainville residents ages 5 and up are eligible for a picture I.D. pass card, under 5 years old no card required, children under 9 years old must be accompanied by adult to use the facility. There is a fee of $12 for the initial picture pool I.D. card and a proof of residency is required. Passes are issued in the recreation office only. I.D. cards must be renewed annually for a fee of $10 in the recreation office only. If the recreation department determines that a new pool I.D. card is needed, it will be the responsibility of cardholder to do so. Replacement I.D. card fee of $10 is issued in the recreation office only. Daily pool passes for residents are available at the fee of $2 and are limited to 10 per season per adult. Minimum age to purchase pool pass is 18 years old and proof of residency is required. If anyone leaves the facility, they must have their hand stamped to re-

Citizen photo by Robin Lee Michel

The Friends of Norton Park will be sponsoring a series of free outdoor concerts. These concerts will be held at Norton Park at 6:30 p.m. on the following Tuesday evenings: June 8, Plainville Wind Ensemble; June 15, Plainville Choral Society; June 22, Patti & The Guys/Polka; June 29, Magic Moments/50’s/60’s Music; July 6, Riverboat Ramblers/Dixieland Jazz; July 13, Dick Santi Orchestra; July 20, Nzinga’s Daughters/Rhythm & Blues; July 27th, Old Tyme Fiddlers. The June 8 performance will also include a dedication of the new concert pavilion that was paid for by the Rotary Club of Plainville.

enter. Passes are available at the pool or recreation office. Pool passes are non-refundable and non-transferable. Passes purchased at the Berner Pool must be used at the time of purchase. Residents must show their I.D. card or a pool pass to be admitted into the pool area. Rules are strictly enforced. Due to the large numbers of residents using the Berner Pool, we are unable to grant access to this facility for groups or local organizations. Non-residents (including children) may obtain a daily pool pass for a $12 fee. If anyone leaves the facility, they must have their hand stamped, to re-enter. Passes are available at the pool or the recreation office. Passes purchased at the Berner Pool must be used at the time of purchase. The recreation office hours are Monday through Wednesday 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Fridays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, call the Recreation Department at (860) 747-6022.

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Thursday, June 3, 2010 — The Plainville Citizen

Local police make arrests at sobriety checkpoint

May 22-23 checkpoint

The Plainville Police Department conducted a DUI Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday evening, May 22, from 8 p.m. until 2 a.m. on May 23 on Unionville Avenue, Route 177. The checkpoint was conducted as part of the State of Connecticut Comprehensive DUI Enforcement Program. In the six-hour period, five motorists were arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated; seven individuals were arrested and charged with illegal possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia; one motorist

was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration; two motorists were charged with operating an unregistered motor vehicle; one motorist was charged with failure to wear a seat belt; and one motorist was charged with illegal Uturn and operating without a license. The following are the individuals charged with misdemeanor or felony crimes. Robert V. Sequeira, 24, of New Britain, charged with driving while intoxicated; Charles M. Vollmer, 52, of Bristol, charged with driving while Intoxicated; Brian J. Douyard, 41, of

Burlington, charged with driving while Intoxicated; Dana A. Hynes, 34, of Naugatuck, charged with driving while intoxicated; William P. Bugbee, 32, of Terryville, charged with driving while intoxicated; Edward Salvi Jr., 19, of Southington, charged with illegal possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia; Stephan P. Dakin, 23, of Bristol, charged with illegal possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia; Christina L. Gendreau, 25, of Groton, charged with illegal possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia;

Shaun Oaks, 25, of Bristol, charged with illegal possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia; Michael J. Spruill, 26, of Stoughton, Mass., charged with illegal possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia; Katie A. Greeley, 20, of Medway, Mass., charged with illegal possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia; Patrick P. Jakubikl, 23, of Worcester, Mass., charged with illegal possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia; Lemar T. Ranger, 24, of Shelton, charged with oper-

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Plainville Police Department will join law enforcement agencies across the nation in the high visibility seat belt law enforcement mobilization “Click It or Ticket.” The mobilization is credited with raising the national seat belt usage rate from 58 percent in 1994 to an observed rate of 84 percent today. The two-week seat belt enforcement will end June 6, with zero tolerance for individuals who aren’t buckling

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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, June 3, 2010

Bristol, Plainville share grant for single stream recycling

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Thursday, June 3, 2010 — The Plainville Citizen

Students’ architecture, engineering project feeds hungry

Bottle drive ongoing

February, the students visited the firm where they took a tour and learned about architecture careers. The PHS winning concept was “Taking Hunger by Storm.” The student group, led by team captain Tessa Needham, built a lightning storm as the structure for the competition. “Her leadership was remarkable. I am impressed with each student’s contributions and dedication to the project.” The architect mentors, Karri LaCourciere and Robert Larson, and their firm, provided “a wealth of support for the project,” Kulpa said, including a $200 donation, help with the mock build and assistance in creating the structure for the May 15 judging at the Connecticut Science Center.

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YMCA summer registration

Registration has begun for the summer session programs at the Wheeler Regional Family YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. Registration can be made at the facility or online at www.wheelerymca.org. Summer programs include: parent/child aquatic classes, swim lessons for ages 3 through adult, martial arts and teen fitness classes. The Wheeler YMCA is also accepting registration for YMCA Camp Wheeler, a summer day camp which focuses on fun and friendship. Camp sessions are one or two weeks for children entering grades 1 through 8. There is also a half-day program for children ages 3 to 5. There are also openings in the child care programs for infants through school age children. Participates can visit the Wheeler YMCA or for more information call (860) 793-9631.

Julie Gershon, M.D. Radiology Practice: Mandell & Blau, MDs, PC, at Imaging Center of West Hartford, 65 Memorial Road, Suite 510, West Hartford, 860-236-6517; Buckland Hills Imaging, 491 Buckland Road, South Windsor, 860-644-6667 Education: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston; radiology residency, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami. Gershon has been in practice 13 years.

Amy M. Johnson, M.D. Obstetrics/Gynecology Practice: 474 Hudson St., Hartford, 860-972-2780 Education: University of Connecticut School of Medicine; obstetrics/ gynecology internship and residency, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.

Justin Lundbye, M.D. Cardiology Practice: The Hospital of Central Connecticut Division of Cardiology, 860-224-5274; 80 Seymour St., Hartford Education: Ross University School of Medicine, West Indies; internal medicine internship and residency, University of Connecticut; cardiology fellowship, Hartford Hospital.

James Nugent, D.P.M. Podiatry Practice: Connecticut Surgical Group, 1 Liberty Square, New Britain, 860-229-2807 Education: Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine (now Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine), Philadelphia; residency, Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Philadelphia. Nugent has been in practice 22 years.

Natalee Sansone, M.D. Gastroenterology Practice: Grove Hill Medical Center, 300 Kensington Ave., New Britain, 860-224-6249 Education: MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine (now Drexel University College of Medicine), Philadelphia; internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship, New York Hospital Queens, Flushing, N.Y.

Ulysses Wu, M.D. Infectious Diseases Practice: The Hospital of Central Connecticut Department of Medicine/Infectious Diseases, 860-224-5510 Education: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia; internal medicine internship and residency, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, Del. (formerly known as Medical Center of Delaware); chief medical resident, internal medicine, Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago; infectious diseases fellowship, Rush University, Chicago.

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Strawberry festival

Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill, will be having the Strawberry Shortcake Festival on Friday, June 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shortcakes will be served at the church, as well take-out, and the group will deliver orders of 10 or more. There is a cost for the shortcake. For information or if or if anyone would like a delivery to a business or organization, contact the church office, at (860) 7472328, or Greg Michaud, at (860) 793-9590.

Guest pastor at Trinity

The Rev. Robert Satterberg will be guest minister at Trinity Covenant Church, 59

Trumbull Ave., on Sunday, June 6. Satterberg, an ordained Covenant minister, has served Covenant churches and was most recently ministry director for the Children’s Home of Cromwell. He is the administrator at the Rivendell Institute at Yale University. Kids Time is at 9:45 a.m. Worship is at 10:30 a.m. The public is welcome. For information, call the church at (860) 747-0059.

Food for Friends served weekly The Food for Friends program, under the sponsorship of the Plainville Conference of Churches, has been serving approximately 60 people each week. The free meal is held at the Congregational Church of Plainville, 130 W.

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Main St., on Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. The next dinner will be served June 9.

Youth choir to perform The Chapel Choir from the 8,000-member Boston Av-

enue United Methodist Church, in Tulsa, Okla., will perform a concert of choral music at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 355 Camp St., Bristol, on Tuesday, June 8, at 7 p.m. This concert will be a part of the ensemble’s 2010 Summer Tour. Their tour

For Peter Toschi, Dad By Therese Nadeau Special to The Citizen Two lives united as they said, “I do!” 46 years later, their love still holds true. For Peter and Lucy, their lives become one, And not too long after, came daughter and son. Pete worked for his family in good times and bad, Good husband, provider, and most of all Dad. No problem too small as his heart was so big, He’d give the shirt off his back to help someone else live. From Air Force to Jaycees, a life he did choose, Fulfilling a commitment which he knew he could lose. Pete never missed an event for his son,

Be it football or wrestling, it’s all done in fun. Memere and Pepere, to some he may be, A golfer, a teacher, a principal was he. As a phrase in remembrance of Pete as proclaimed, “Once a Woodchuck, always a Woodchuck” added note to his fame. But no one can take the place of my dad, As I’m proud of the life and the love that he had. For a child in crisis, their dad always cared, Loving and comforting and most of all there! Then it came my turn, as dad’s life did change, By my dad’s side to his dying day. As a child I was grateful as he was there for me,

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Obituaries Jean Willard

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Obituaries

Harold Stepney

Harold W. Stepney died May 18, 2010. He was born Feb. 21, 1921, to the late William Henry and Maude Carle Stepney in Waterbury. In 1942, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served honorably until 1946. He married Hazel Bates and remained so until her death in 2008. He moved to Plainville in 1950 and worked for Bristol Spring Manufacturing Co. for 42 years before he retired and moved to the Gulf Shores, Ala., where he finished his retirement. He was an antique care enthusiast, owning five at one time and kept his favorite 1928 Model Ford and continued to go to his car meets wherever they took him. He is survived by his son, Wesley; grandson, Samuel and granddaughter, of Alton, N.H.; two siblings, Gertrude Fallon, of Prospect, and Charles and sister-in-law, William Stepney, of Morris; and numerous nieces and nephews and their children of Connecticut and New Hampshire. He was predeceased by five siblings, a

brother, Robert, of Nashua, N.H., and William, of Morris; and three sisters, Mildred, Doris and Claire, all from Waterbury. No memorial service has been arranged at this time.

Donald F. Collins Donald F. Collins, 63, of New Britain for most of his life, died May 22, 2010, at an area convalescent home. Born in Fort Kent, Maine, on July 22, 1946, he was a son of the late O’Neil and Thelma (Michaud) Collins. A graduate of New Britain High School Class of 1965, he later served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam conflict as a physicians’ assistant. He is the beloved brother of Maurice Collins and his wife Gena, of Plainville, Joann Collins Wickstrom and her husband Charles, of Plainville, Nancy Collins, of New Britain, and Rita Collins-Maglio, of Plainville. He is also the cherished uncle of Lea Maglio, of Plainville, Christopher Collins, of Worcester, Mass.,

Angela Collins Lavoie and her husband Pete, of Plainville, and the muchloved great-uncle of Kayla Buckley and Cadence Lavoie, both of Plainville. Funeral services were held May 25 at Farrell Funeral Home, New Britain, with a Mass of at St. Joseph Church, New Britain. Burial with full military honors followed in St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Church, 195 S. Main St., New Britain, CT 06051.

Janice Trykowski Janice B. (Lavesseur) T rykowski, 81, of New Britain, died May 21, 2010, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. She was the beloved wife of the late Andrew Trykowski. She was born in New

Britain, daughter of the late Adelard and Harriet (Clapp) Levasseur. She was a lifelong city resident. She retired from Sears, in West Hartford, after many years of employment. She was a member of the Holy Cross Church Ladies Guild and the Do-ReMommies, a local vocal group. She loved musicals and old movies, especially those starring Betty Davis. A loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she is survived by her son, Andrew M. Trykowski and his wife, Chung-Hi, of Harwinton; five daughters, Andrea and Frank SantaMaria, Laurel and Marcel Tardif, all of New Britain, Jessica and Donald Gerrish, of Southington, Maxine Pomerenke and Daniel Suib, of Plainville, and Jennifer Trykowski, of New Britain; her grandchildren, Mark, Robert and Paul Thornton, Christine and Matthew Forcier, Michelle and Arthur Sienicki, Frank and Joseph

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Senior Happenings

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

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Free groceries from Foodshare The Foodshare Organization delivers free food to low income individuals. Plainville has been chosen to have a Mobile Foodshare site at the Plainville Housing Authority, 20 Stillwell Drive, Sunset Community Room on Monday, from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Groceries are distributed every other Monday. The next distribution will be June 14 and 28.

This program is available to Plainville residents who are at least 62 years old or permanently disabled under the Social Security Act. The first time in the program, bring proof of age and residency. For more information, call the housing authority at (860) 747-5909.

Senior Center, 200 East St., on Fridays, June 4 to 25, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. This class will guide the participant into the writing life and give tips on the craft as well as the gift of writing. The group will explore both fiction and nonfiction (memoir), spark new

ideas to write about and build skills to confidently move the participant forward with writing. There is a cost for the classes. For more information call the senior center at (860) 7475728.

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New office for diabetes care

The Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at The Hospital of Central Connecticut will celebrate the opening of its new Southington office at the Bradley Memorial campus with a Friday, June 11 open house from 2 to 4:30 p.m., that will include free glucose and osteoporosis screenings. The office, which opened early May, is aimed at serving a growing number of diabetics, and also provides other endocrinology services. A third Joslin Center office is scheduled to open Oct. 1 at 11 South St., Farmington. “Clearly there is a growing population of people with diabetes,” says Dr. Latha Dulipsingh, medical director of the Joslin Affiliate at

HCC. “The new locations will provide comprehensive diabetes care for a larger footprint.” Open house guests will have the opportunity to meet staff; refreshments will be provided. The Bradley Memorial campus office, located on the third floor, is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Patients are seen by physician referral and appointment. In addition, a diabetes educator is available by appointment for individual consultations. Office phone number is (860) 224-5672. The Joslin Center, with its primary office at the New Britain General campus, provides individualized care for people 18 and older with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, as well as pregnant women

with diabetes. Since 1997, the hospital has been affiliated with the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, a world leader in diabetes treatment, research and education. For more information, call (888) 4Joslin (1-888-456-7546).

EMT training Tunxis Community College will offer Emergency Medical Technician Basic Training courses in Bristol starting in June. The standard evening program is two nights a week, June 7 to Sept. 1. An accelerated day class

will run three days a week from June 28 to Aug. 20. The course, offered in partnership with Bristol Hospital Emergency Medical Services, is designed for those who need to complete the requirements to become a certified EMT-Basic, and consists of lectures, demonstrations and hands-on training. Course work provides instruction and practice in dealing with bleeding, fractures, airway obstruction, cardiac arrest, and other emergencies. Students are required to complete a 10hour clinical run with Bristol Hospital EMS as part of

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the training. Upon successful completion, students qualify to take written and practical exams administered by the Connecticut Department of Public Health and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. There are no prerequisites for the course. There is a charge to attend To register or for more information, call (860) 314.4700, or e-mail vmitchell@txcc.commnet.ed u. The class will be held adjacent to the Bristol Campus of Tunxis at the Bristol Hospi-

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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, June 3, 2010

Faces & Places

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Around Plainville & Southington

L to R: Nick Scata, Owner; Ron Konowski, Service Technician; Kristi McMahon, Customer Service Supervisor; Bill Maciorowski, Service Technician; Thomas Light Sr., Oil Delivery Driver. Not shown: Bill Fish, Service Manager; Valerie Allen, Customer Service Representative

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2.349*per gal.

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Plainville Oil Company has guaranteed reliable delivery and heating system services to residents of Plainville and the surrounding towns since 1998. Our mission is to work with our customers to manage and reduce their energy costs. As our customers' energy demands change, we change to continuously look for ways to reduce their energy costs. Our friendly staff is always ready to help discuss the service agreements we have available to assure that your heating system is properly maintained, to discuss our price protection programs to control your energy costs, or to simply schedule your next service appointment or oil delivery. Our team is on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week 365 days a year and when you call you reach a live person not an answering machine. We are working hard everyday to earn your business and your trust. Some of the services we offer: • 24 hour Emergency Oil Delivery and Heating System Service. • On-line ordering at www.plainvilleoil.com. • Maintenance Agreements for your Heating System. • Fixed Price, Price Cap and Budget Plans to control your energy costs. • Annual maintenance and efficiency check up for your heating system. • Air Conditioning service and installation. • Propane service for your propane appliances. • Home Energy Audit Services • Free Estimates for: • Installation of Furnace or Boilers • Air Conditioning Systems • Oil Tank Replacement • Tank Insurance through the Tank Sure Program So when shopping around for your next oil delivery our service appointment give us a call at 860793-1239 or visit us on line at plainvilleoil.com, we want to be your energy company. Nick Scata Owner


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Thursday, June 3, 2010 — The Plainville Citizen

Firehouse Bar & Grill 1057498

West of the River 146 New Britain Avenue, Plainville ®

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Firehouse Bar & Grill 54 W. Main Street, Plainville, CT 06062

860.747.2277 www.firehouse-grille.com

Joan Vallee

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With GRATITUDE & JOY, Shirley Bloethe PS---Check out this website for coupons and links to everything above. www.ShirleysList.com

Pass It On Sports/Jitters Coffeehouse 1273 Queen Street • Southington/Plainville Line

(860) 747-8833

Kevin Hayes

Billy Carlson Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC

Pass It On LLC/Jitters Coffeehouse

Shirley Bloethe, Owner

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L to R: Owners Meladee and John Tiniakos Open for almost a year now, Firehouse Grille is in full swing with live entertainment and great food. They are the recent 2nd place winners of Best Live Entertainment in the Citizen’s Best of 2010 awards. They offer daily lunch and dinner specials and for the summer season they also have whole belly clams and soft shell crabs on the menu as well as burgers, steak, sandwiches and Plainville Pizza’s original recipe pizza. There are over 86 wing varieties with 50 cent wings on Wednesdays. Special nights include pong and karaoke on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Trivia on Wednesdays, live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays and sports day Sundays with 15 TVs. Happy Hour is Monday-Friday with drink specials. Owners John and Meladee Tiniakos invite you to stop in. They are open at 2 pm on Monday and 11 am Tuesday thru Sunday. Check out their entertainment on their website or friend them on Facebook.

We are SAYING GOODBYE to one venture, and HELLO to new endeavors.. PASS IT ON SPORTS will close their doors after almost 20 years serving the area of great deals in recreational gear for the whole family. Shirley’s passion has always been to pass on a good deal to you, and while the ride has been FUN, it is time to move into other arenas. The wellness center concept has been brewing from quite some time at Jitters Coffeehouse/ Tea House. Mother Nature’s Shangri-La Spa will also be opening in the near future. The Qivana and MetaboliQ products will be available, as well as more organic ,natural, and spiritual items to come. The kayaks, canoes, and boats will still be rented on the CT River. So needless to say, things are still happening in/out of the building and will continue to..... The trend toward holistic, organic & natural foods and services will become more evident daily at 1273 Queen Street. While it has been a pleasure to serve you in the capacity of new and used sports and fitness gear, we hope you will continue to stop by and see our new dreams develop, grow and meet your needs in the next 20 years with new businesses and partners.

860-793-0349

The Joan Vallee Team of Re/Max West of the River was named one of the top-producing teams of the Mid State Board of Realtors for 2007, 2008 & 2009. They are a member of the Top Producers Club. Joan has been a constant top producer for over 23 years. Joan is a Real Estate Specialist who is knowledgeable in all aspects of real estate. Joan’s team is energetic and motivated. They help service clients effectively and more efficiently. They counsel home buyers as well as home sellers, who want to move up or downsize. They also market new construction in central Connecticut. As part of the Joan Vallee Team, Kevin Hayes is an up and coming agent. His ability to interact with people coupled with integrity and sense of fair play will serve him well as he goes into his second career. Kevin has been with Joan for 3 years, he is doing on the job training and taken several continuing educational courses that will increase his knowledge of the real estate world. This will help him educate buyers and sellers as they go through the process of selling or buying, a process that is one of the most important transactions of their lives. You can visit their website at www.joanvallee.com for all their current listings. We offer Free market analysis. Call the Team that makes it happen!

Pictured from left to right: Mark Guertin, Don Bouchard, Bert Bouchard, Billy Carlson, Owner, Willie the cat, Gary Edinger, Matt Ryan, Glen Sojka and Susan Adamowicz You know you will get the very best service, quality, and friendliness with Billy Carlson Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC, indoor comfort specialists. As a family-owned and run company with high integrity, great values and excellent customer service, we work hard to put a smile on each customer’s face. And that’s just what earned us the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Readers’ Choice Awards for the top heating and air conditioning company in the area! Many of our customers are getting huge financial benefits by installing our energy efficient products, thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which means up to $2,000 in rebates (one rebate has a time limit) and a $1,500 tax credit to those who install or replace their systems with high efficiency ones. “It has tremendously affected our business. Our customers are realizing rebates that reach thousands of dollars - it’s a huge deal for the consumers and for our company at the same time,” Carlson says. The new systems also bring significant savings in energy costs as well. “I attribute our continued success and growth, and our ability to stay strong as a company serving the community even in difficult financial times, to our loyal staff. Each member of our team, from the office personnel to the service department and installation crew - they all share my goal of providing the best personal service,” Carlson says. “With energy prices continuing to climb, we have been very successful in selling and installing high-efficiency HVAC equipment” he said. “With all of our products and services we try to get our customers best energy efficiency possible.” All of our technicians are highly professional, offering integrity and quality workmanship. “That is my goal - and it goes back to when I was working with my dad,” Carlson said. “We continue to offer the kind of service that keeps people coming back and referring their friends.” Watch our web site for some fantastic updates this month, at www.BillyCarlsonCT.com. For more information, call (860) 621-0556 or email Oilsix@bchvac.necoxmail.com.

Billy Carlson Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC 217 Berlin Avenue • Southington (860) 621-0556


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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, June 3, 2010

West Main Pizza Restaurant

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L to R: Anna Rohon/Owner, Jerry Dionne, Marcus Graff, John Warseck, Chris Benincasa, Jim Wartonick, Justin, Brett Benincasa, Jack Martin, Richard Santana, Sean Mears

The Kaleodis Family West Main Pizza Restaurant is celebrating their 40th anniversary and was the first pizza restaurant in town. They were recently voted Best Pizza in Plainville in the 2010 Best of Awards. The restaurant is operated by the Kaleodis family. They still offer their original pizza recipe which has been enjoyed for many years. They offer an extensive bar appetizer menu as well as new dinner menu items. They offer Italian, Greek and American style food, offering favorites such as whole belly clams and Greek desserts. Lunch specials are offered daily and dinner specials are offered Wednesday through Sunday. The lounge is open 7 days a week and offers Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4 pm - 7 pm and Saturday and Sunday 12 noon - 5 pm. They offer a deck for outside dining or cocktails. As always West Main offers delivery. They have a banquet menu available for parties in the lounge or dining room. Peter and family would like to welcome everyone to stop in and enjoy the fun atmosphere and affordable menu.

Anna Rohon is the owner and manager of Perron’s Flooring America. She purchased the floor ing store from the previous owner in February of 2008. She had been manager at that location for 4 1/2 years but all total has 30 years of experience in the flooring industry so she is well versed on handling your flooring needs whether it be in carpeting, hardwood, laminate, vinyl or ceramic. As a par t of Flooring America they are 1 of 600 stores strong across the US and Canada. The stores are individually owned but are members of this large buying group which allows them to offer very competitive pricing to their customers. Anna and her staff are constantly provided education in the newest products and applications in flooring by Flooring America. Sean Mears recently joined their staff as Sales, Installation manager. He comes with many years of experience. Perron’s was recently voted First Place Carpet & Flooring Store in the Citizen 2010 Best of Awards Contest. They have received 5 star cer tification for superior service to their customers which Anna believes is the foremost of impor tance. Stop in and see them today or visit their website at www.perronsflooringamerica.com. You can also contact Anna by e-mail at anna.rohon@perrons.com.

West Main Pizza Restaurant

Perron’s Flooring America

97 East Main Street, Plainville

860-747-2724

1049 Queen Street • Southington

Fax 860-747-2726

(860) 747-0166

Plainville Chamber of Commerce CENTURY 21 Lil 1 Associates Inc 895 Queen Street Southington, Connecticut 06489 plkaverud@cox.net

Top Quality Service Producer 2009

Cell (860) 919-6103 Business (860) 628-8180 ext 328 Fax (860) 426-1934

Linda Kaverud REALTOR® 1160710

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Quality Service Producer, 2005 www.lindaksellshouses.com

Linda Kaverud has been a Realtor with Century 21 Lil 1 for 8 years. She finds being part of the Century 21 team gives her the support and tools she needs to excel at her job. She specializes in buying and selling of residential homes, condos and commercial properties. Her expertise in these areas affords her clients reliable real estate knowledge. She has sold properties throughout Connecticut. Quality service is Linda's top priority which is demonstrated by the Top Quality Service Producer award she won for 2009. She distinguishes herself from other agents by doing significantly more for her sellers and buyers. She is an Accredited Buyers Representative. This designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer's representation. Linda resides in Southington with her husband and her Scottish terrier, Zoe. When Linda was looking for a name for her dog, she had a client named Zoe. She liked the client and the name so much she chose it for her Scotty dog. Linda would like to be your real estate professional, give her a call today.

Linda Kaverud, Realtor Century 21 Lil 1 Associates

Golf Tournament Committee: L to R: R: Ryan LaQuerre, Rich Seigars, Bob Frazee & Tip Simmons. F: Michelle Wegner & Maureen Saverick The Plainville Chamber of Commerce is a common vehicle through which business and professional people work together for the common good of the community. Pictured here are the 29th Annual “Get Acquainted” Golf Outing Aug. 17, 2010 Committee Members.. The chamber offers a wide variety of benefits, services and networking opportunities to it’s members, including health insurance programs, the Chamber Club Card discount program, business after hours receptions, ribbon cuttings and merchant service programs to name a few. They also sponsor several special fund raising events throughout the year. The Plainville Chamber is celebrating their 102nd year this year, their office is managed by Maureen Saverick. The chamber operates with a board of 21 directors including current officers Richard Williams, Chairperson; Robert Frazee, 1st Vice Chairperson; Kenneth Gnazzo, Treasurer and Linda Russell, Secretary. They are affiliated with Central CT Chamber of Commerce which includes Chambers from Bristol, Burlington, Farmington, Plymouth and Wolcott. You can visit their web site at www.plainvillechamber.com for additional information.

895 Queen St., Southington, CT

Plainville Chamber of Commerce

860-919-6103

58 West Main Street • Plainville CT

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Thursday, June 3, 2010 — The Plainville Citizen Simply Wireless Authorized Retailer

Simply Wireless

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Jimmy and Daryl Alatsatianos are the proud owners of Aqua Terra Oyster Bar & Restaurant in Plainville. They are not newcomers to the business, having previously owned and operated fine establishments in Queens, NY, and The Golden Key in Bristol. In 1987 Jimmy and Daryl took on the adventure of renovating the old Columbus Pizza to The New Columbus Restaurant, also known as “the boat” because of its unique style and portholes. In 1995 they reopened this landmark as Valentino’s Restaurant. Their latest creation at this East Street address opened in December 2004 as Aqua Terra Oyster Bar with the famous motto “See the difference - Taste the difference”. This restaurant has become an area favorite, they were recently voted 2nd Place Best Seafood Restaurant in the Citizen 2010 Best of Awards. Patrons rave about an excellent meal at such a reasonable price. They are greeted with friendly service and generous portions in a warm, inviting atmosphere. Their menu features the freshest lobsters, seafood, raw bar, prime meats, chicken, pasta, veal, lamb and much more, all of which are exquisitely prepared. They also offer the most phenomenal homemade desserts and breads. Ladies nights are Tuesdays and Wednesdays, when choice dinners are offered for $12 including appetizer to dessert. Thursdays and Sundays they offer Super Specials for $12.95, which includes appetizer to dessert. They will provide a free cake for special occasion parties of 5 or more with advance reservations. Aqua Terra Oyster Bar & Restaurant looks forward to providing you with your next memorable dining experience.

From Left: Gianni Castaldo, Sebby Listro, Ben Morin, Tom Marino, Connie Ciaburri, Ralph Ciaburri Simply Wireless, a Verizon Wireless Authorized Retailer since 1996, has been dedicated exclusively to the marketing and ser vicing of wireless communications products. As an exclusive Verizon Wireless Retailer we provide the full spectrum of Verizon Wireless products and ser vices. We can assist with establishing national wireless accounts for individuals or small businesses. Simply Wireless offers business and employee discounts. Available onsite services include new and upgrade activations, price plan analysis and changes, transfer of contact list, phone software upgrade, phone loaner program and repair. Our staff, is data cer tified to assist customers with Verizon Wireless Internet, Blackberry, PDA, Android, etc. service. If customers are too busy to come to us, we meet at their office to deliver, set up, train and troubleshoot their devices and to conduct a full review of their personal or corporate wireless needs. Customer service is our number one priority. What sets our six state-wide locations apart from everyone else is our commitment to provide our customers with an unrivaled level of customer ser vices. Simply Wireless has been the recipient of the Verizon Wireless Nor theast Best NPS Percentage (customer satisfaction) award for all Nor theast Authorized Retailers.

Aqua Terra Oyster Bar & Restaurant

Simply Wireless

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253 East Street (Rt. 10), Plainville

1049 Queen St., Southington, CT 06489

(860) 793-1600

860.793.1700

Back Row L to R: Nick Carroll, Doug Riccio, Chris Nadeau, Mike Guerrera, Front Row L to R: Robin Michel, Sherry Cole Since The Plainville Citizen began publication in 2002, we have become the community’s number one news source for current and accurate information you want and need to know: news, sports, features, events, celebrations and advertising. All this is delivered weekly by mail free-of-charge to 100% of homes and businesses in the town. Thanks to our Web site - www.plainvillecitizen.com, readers across the globe can also stay current with Plainville news. New photos, stories and information are posted each day, some of which are exclusive to the web site. We love to hear your views on happenings locally and nationally though our community forums and poll features. Through our web site, we have been the first source for breaking news such as vote results, deaths of prominent community leaders, serious accidents and early school closings. We welcome your input and value your opinion. We appreciate being entrusted with your advertising, announcements, photographs, letters to the editor and news tips. If it matters to you, it matters to us. We are proud to be part of your community. Thank you for making the Plainville Citizen the newspaper you want to read and shop. 1161205

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CitizenOpinion Letters to the Editor

Survivors, all welcome

To the editor: Relay For Life of Plainville will take place on June 5 and 6 at Norton Park from 10 a.m. to 10 a.m. We are inviting cancer survivors (anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer) and their caregivers to take part in our special Survivor Celebration Ceremony at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 5. As part of the ceremony, survivors and caregivers will walk a lap while being cheered on by Relay team members. This is a very emotional and uplifting experience for everyone. The Relay teams work to raise money for the American Cancer Society to help fund research to find a

cure so there can be more survivors on our track. After the lap, both survivors and caregivers are invited to attend a reception on the grounds. There is no cost for survivors or caregivers to attend. For more information on Relay For Life of Plainville or the survivor reception, please visit us at www.plainvillerelay.org or call Kris Farina, Survivor Committee chairwoman, at (860) 410-9820. Please come join us in the fight against cancer. Kris Farina Plainville Kris Farina is the chairwoman of the Survivor Committee, Plainville Relay For Life 2010.

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Plainville Briefs Summer concerts The Friends of Norton Park Concerts will be sponsoring a series of free outdoor concerts. These concerts will be held at Norton Park at 6:30 p.m. on the following Tuesday evenings: June 8, Plainville Wind Ensemble; June 15, Plainville Choral Society; June 22, Patti & The Guys/Polka; June 29, Magic Moments/50’s/60’s Music; July 6, Riverboat Ramblers/Dixieland Jazz; July 13, Dick Santi Orchestra; July 20, Nzinga’s Daughters/Rhythm & Blues; July 27th, Old Tyme Fiddlers.

‘Work Right’ through PARC PARC is a family centered organization that has been providing support services to people in our community for more than 50 years.

Government Meetings

Thursday, June 3 Insurance Commission, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Senior Citizens Committee, senior center, noon. Monday, June 7 Town Council budget special meeting, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 8 Downtown Beautification, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Library Board of Directors, Library, 7 p.m. Planning and Zoning, Municipal Center,

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7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 9 Conservation Commission, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 10 Clean Energy, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Recreation and Park Board, 50 Whiting St., 7 p.m. Recycling and Solid Waste, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Monday, June 14 Board of Education, Plainville High School cafe, 7 p.m.

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The new supported employment program, “Work Right,” offers supports to individuals tailored to their personal outcomes, and helps them with acquiring and improving their work-related skill set. The supported employment job developer/job coach will identify local businesses open to collaboration, match job opportunities with potential clients, provide continued coaching as needed, and collaborate with the worker, business and family to ensure success. DDS clients who are in need of supported employment services, call PARC, at (860) 747-0316 or email www.plainvillearc.org for further information.

Camp Trumbull starts in July Camp Trumbull is a summer camp for young people with disabilities, ages 5 to 21. The camp provides a full schedule of fun and educational activities, which are age and ability appropriate and which utilize as many

community resources as possible. Camp Trumbull is sponsored by the Town of Plainville’s Recreation Department and PARC. The camp is located at the PARC recreation center, at 28 East Maple St. Camp Trumbull takes place Monday through Thursday for six weeks beginning July 6 and ending Aug. 12. There is a morning session from 9 a.m. to noon for ages 12 to 21 and 1 to 4 p.m. for ages 5 to 11. Camp Trumbull serves school-aged children from 5 to 21 in Plainville and surrounding communities. There is a price to attend camp. All fees include a daily snack and beverage, as well as the transportation and admission fees for all field trips. Parents’ will receive a weekly schedule of activities. Camp capacity is 15 campers per session. At full capacity, we maintain a ratio of one staff member to three campers. For more information call the PARC office at (860) 7470316 or e-mail parc.plainville@gmail.com.

Letters policy The Plainville Citizen intends to present a forum for the lively exchange of ideas and issues. To facilitate the publication of your contributions, several guidelines should be followed. Letters to the editor must be signed, with a telephone number included. The writer will be called to confirm authorship. No anonymous letters will be printed. Letters must be no longer than 600 words. Every effort will be made to print all letters received. However, the selection and date of publication will be at the discretion of the editor. The opinions expressed by our letter writers are not necessarily those of this newspaper. We receive the right to edit all letters. Only two letters from the same writer will be considered for publication monthly. The deadline is Monday 9 a.m. to be considered for Thursday publication. Letters may be e-mailed to news@plainvillecitizen.com; sent to The Plainville Citizen, P.O. Box 57, Plainville, CT 06062; or faxed to (860) 621-3660. For more information, call The Plainville Citizen at (860) 620-5960.

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Thursday, June 3, 2010 — The Plainville Citizen

Plainville woman’s health issues inspire Miracle Walk team

Plainville resident, Kim Quealy, knew all too well from a young age what it meant to have a chronic illness. As a child she was diagnosed with diabetes. The challenges for a young person navigating through life with diabetes are great, but the challenges incurred when diagnosed with a second chronic illness are unfathomable. In 2000, at just 34, Quealy was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, also a potentially debilitating disease. Both illnesses are incurable. Despite the momentary shock of learning she had a second autoimmune disease to battle, Quealy went on the offense. It wasn’t long before she was involved with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter and its Travelers Walk MS. After participating on the walk teams of others, Quealy expressed a desire to form her own. For many years, diabetes specialist Dr. William A. Petit Jr. had treated her. Quealy was deeply saddened, in 2007, when she learned of the tragic loss of his family as a result of a brutal home invasion. In 2009, when Quealy chose to establish a walk team, she also decided to memorialize and honor the Petit women. She named her team Hayley’s Hope and Michaela’s Miracle. “I wanted to not only support the fight against MS but also memorialize the Petit women, who were also committed to raising funds to find a cure for MS,” said Quealy, whose team participated at the Cheshire walk site in April. “Like me, Jennifer Petit lived with multiple sclerosis. She and her daughters were committed to raising funds to help science close in on a cure. My teammates remember Dr. Petit’s call to continue the work of his girls, Hayley and Michaela, and that’s exactly what we are trying to do.” Quealy, 44, enlisted the help of her friend Stacey Norton, who went on to become co-captain of the team. In their first year, the women recruited more than 100 participants — some of whom

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Kim Quealy, of Plainville, captain for the Hayley’s Hope and Michaela’s Miracle Walk MS Team, poses with Dr. William Petit Jr., teammate Henrietta Sable and co-captain Stacey Norton at the 2010 Travelers Walk MS in Cheshire on April 18. The team, honoring the memory of Hayley and Michaela Petit, who both had Miracle Walk MS teams of their own, raised more than $6,000 for the memorial fund. Quealy was diagnosed with diabetes as a child and then, in 2000, was also diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She formed the Hayley’s Hope and Michaela’s Miracle Walk MS team this year.

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had never previously taken part in the annual walk event. Quealy realized that she was now uniting her compassion for a family she had grown to love with her drive to help find a cure for a baffling and potentially debilitating disease for which both families shared a common bond. “Kim is a ball of enthusiasm and energy despite battling two auto-immune illnesses, Type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis,” said Petit. “Kim decided she wanted to have a walk team this year to benefit the Hayley’s Hope and Michaela’s Miracle MS Memorial fund and, voila, she recruited 112 walkers and raised more than $6,000. She is a kind, caring and wonderful soul. Kim is doing her best to be the change in the world.” Funds raised by the team benefit the National MS, Connecticut Chapter and, in particular the Hayley’s Hope and Michaela’s Miracle MS Memorial Fund. The memorial fund provides for programs, such as the chapter’s annual MS Family Day Weekend, the Hayley’s Hope and Michaela’s Miracle MS Scholarship Program and the Carepartners’ Brunch. These programs, made possible through interest income from the memorial fund, are designed to specifically address the needs of individuals in Connecticut living with MS.

More than 6,000 Connecticut residents, like Quealy, battle the potentially debilitating effects of multiple sclerosis – 450,000 nationwide. Symptoms can include, among other things, numbness in the limbs, difficulties with vision and speech, stiffness, loss of mobility and, in some more severe cases, total paralysis. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot be predicted. “Walk MS is one of many great ways to get involved and make an indelible mark against multiple sclerosis,” said Quealy, who is already gearing up for next year’s walk event. “I’m especially thankful for the involvement of young people like those from Central Connecticut State University’s Phi Delta Theta and Phi Sigma Sigma. These young people contributed $1,500 to the Hayley’s Hope and Michaela’s Miracle MS Memorial Fund. With dedication and commitment such as this, we wholeheartedly expect to sport an even bigger, more dynamic team in 2011.” For more information about multiple sclerosis and the many ways to get involved, visit www.ctfightsMS.org.

tal EMS Regional Training Center, 420 N. Main Street, Bristol.

Diabetes services The Family Link, a program of the American Diabetes Association, was developed to meet the growing needs of families of children with diabetes. The Family Link provides information and services including advocacy, education and social events to families living with diabetes. The program also has trained volunteers who offer one-on-one emotional support. All Family Link volunteers are parents of children with diabetes. To speak with a parent mentor or to participate in the Family Link program, call toll-free (877) 639-0385, ext. 3532.

Hospital studies The Behavioral Health Research Center at The Hospital of Central Connecticut is seeking participants for two clinical research studies. The purpose of the first medical research study is to learn about an investigational medication that may treat symptoms associated with schizophrenia. In order to participate, volunteers need to choose a family member or friend to support their participation. Qualified participants receive all study-related care (including the investi-

gational medication) at no cost. In addition, compensation for time and travel may also be available. The second study is part of a national medical research study under way for an investigational medication that may treat manic symptoms associated with bipolar disorder. Qualified participants receive study-related care at no cost and may be compensated for their time and travel expenses. For more information, call the Behavioral Health Research Center, (860)-224-5597.

ABCs of parenting

The ABCs of Parenting is intended for families with children ages 2-1/2 to 5 years of age. The program includes both a parent group and a children’s group. Parents will learn about the needs of children in this stage and how to handle some of the frustrations they face while supporting their child’s growth and increasing need for independence. Children’s room activities provide parents and children with an opportunity to improve communication and decrease conflict within families. This free workshop will be held Wednesdays beginning at 7:30 p.m. A light meal will be provided at each session. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call Sandra at (860) 585-3289.


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CitizenCalendar

June 5

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Country dance — The New England Western Dance Association invites the public to a smoke-free country dance on Saturday, June 5, from 7 to 11 p.m., at the Dance Hall, 161 Woodford Ave. There will be dance instruction, disc jockey music, coffee and doughnuts, and a cash soft drink bar. There is an admission fee. Information: call (860) 276-8241. Relay For Life of Plainville 2010 — Relay For Life of Plainville 2010 will take place on Saturday, June 5, 10 a.m., through Sunday, June 6, 10 a.m., at

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Relay For Life of Plainville 2010 — Relay For Life of Plainville 2010 will end Sunday, June 6, 10 a.m., at Norton Park.

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Lord, Your Glory is Chanted Above the Heavens!” will feature a diverse collection of songs and anthems. The concert is free and open to the public. Information: Todd Helming at (860) 5820629. Concert in the park — The Friends of Norton Park offers a summer outdoor concert series on Tuesdays, at 6:30 p.m., in the new outdoor performance pavilion. On Tuesday, June 8, Plainville Wind Ensemble will perform “Pops in the Park.” The public is welcome to bring blankets, chairs and picnic suppers. Information: call (860) 747-1851 or visit www.plainvillewindensemble.com. Foster care — Wheeler Clinic will hold an informational session on foster parenting during an open house at 88 East St. on Tuesday, June 8. This no-obligation open house provides information about the clinic’s therapeutic foster care program. Interested persons may stop in between 2 to 5 p.m. to learn more. The foster care program works with foster parents to provide education, 24-hour support, childcare, respite and compensation for the foster child’s expenses. The program serves girls and boys, 6 to 16, who need foster homes. Mature adults who are single or married, working or at home, are encouraged to apply. Information: call (860) 793-7277. Project Graduation meeting — The next meetings for the Plainville High School Project Graduation are Tuesdays, June 8 and 15, at 7 p.m., at the YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., in the teen center. Project Graduation is an all night alcohol- and drug-free party for senior students, held after the graduation ceremony. The party is held at the YMCA the night of graduation. Information: Kris Dargenio (860) 747-1965.

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At the Plainville Lions Club Spring Pancake Breakfast, Joyce Voisine, of Plainville, is served by Lion Jason Barth. The event was well-attended and succeeded in raising funds to support eye research and services. E. Main St., will offer a free program Wednesday, June 9, 7 p.m., with Hartford’s own, “Mark Twain.” The audience will explore how a “Missouri ruffian” like Samuel Clemens who, as a consequence of having resided in Connecticut’s capital city for 20 years, was transformed into the “Hartford luminary” known as “Mark Twain.” The public is welcome; refreshments will be served. Information: call the library at (860) 7931446.

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Friday

Strawberry shortcake festival — Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill, will be having a Strawberry Shortcake Festival on Friday, June 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shortcakes will be served at the church, as well as take out, and the group will deliver orders of 10 or more. There is a cost for the shortcake. Information: call the church at (860) 747-2328 or Greg Michaud at (860) 793-9590.

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Pancake breakfast — The Plainville High School

Athletic Backers Club will be hosting a pancake breakfast at Applebee’s, New Britain Avenue, Sunday, June 13, from 8 to 10 a.m. To purchase tickets, contact Lorrie Belanger, at (860) 7934921; Jen Evangelista, at (860) 793-4957; or any club member. Proceeds benefit PHS athletes. Rate the Trail — People are invited to ride or walk one or two routes in Plainville on Sunday, June 13 to select the one they would like to see as the local bicycle trail. The event begins at the Plainville Municipal Center and will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, June 20. The event is being organized by the Bicycle Friendly Community Committee and Plainville Greenway Alliance. Information: visit http://plainvillegreenway.blogspot.com/ Third John Philip Sousa Festival — One of the biggest highlights of the year for the Plainville Wind Ensemble is the Third John Philip Sousa Festival of Bands on Sunday, June 13 at the Thomaston Green, Thomaston. Information: call (860) 747-1851 or visit www.plainvillewindensemble.com. Youth group — Trinity Covenant Church, 59 Trum-

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bull Ave., invites youths from age 9 through 12th grade to the Trinity Covenant Youth Group. The meetings will be held Sundays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Activities will include worship songs, discussion, a game and refreshments. The next meeting is June 13. Information: call the church at (860) 747-0059.

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Tuesday

Project Graduation meeting — The next meeting for the Plainville High School Project Graduation is Tuesday, June 15, at 7 p.m., at the YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., in the teen center. Project Graduation is an all night alcohol- and drug-free party for Senior students, held after the graduation ceremony. The party is held at the YMCA the night of graduation and is filled with many fun activities. All high school parents are invited to attend the meetings. Infor-

Plainville High School seniors, from left to right, Paul Buden, Abigail Moschini and Kyle Jones, receive the Plainville Police Association 2010 Robert M. Holcomb Memorial Scholarships during a ceremony at Capri Restaurant, Woodford Avenue, on May 11. They each received a $1,000 award. These annual scholarships are given in memory of Officer Robert M. Holcomb, who was killed in the line of duty on Nov. 21, 1977. mation: contact Kris Dargenio (860) 747-1965. Concert in the park — The Friends of Norton Park concerts will be sponsoring a series of free outdoor concerts. These concerts will be held at Norton Park at 6:30 p.m. on the following Tuesday evenings: June 15, Plainville Choral Society; June 22, Patti & The Guys/Polka; June 29, Magic Moments/50’s/60’s Music;

July 6, Riverboat Ramblers/Dixieland Jazz; July 13, Dick Santi Orchestra; July 20, Nzinga’s Daughters/Rhythm & Blues; July 27th, Old Tyme Fiddlers.

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Thursday

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Saturday

Annual banquet celebration — On Saturday, June 19,

the 25th Anniversary Annual Banquet Celebration will be held at the Dance Hall, 161 Woodford Ave., from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Advance ticket sales only. This event is open to the public. Information: call (860) 2768241. Dinner and movie — Frederica Chapter 110, Order of the Eastern Star is holding Dinner and a Movie Night on Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at the Plainville Masonic Temple, 70 East Main St., Plainville. There is a charge to attend; children 5 and younger are free. Members, friends and the public are invited to come for an old-fashioned, home-cooked meal and to see “50 First Dates.” People should bring their lawn chairs. If it rains, the event will be held indoors. Information: call (860) 707-6838.

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CCC South Division Track and Field Championships

LaBella leads Devils at CCC meet By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

Winning events and breaking records was not at the forefront of coaches’ minds during the Central Connecticut Conference South Division boys track and field championship meet held May 25 at Bristol Eastern High School. No, with the temperature creeping into the 90s, keeping athletes safe was concern No. 1 that day. “I just tell the kids to be smart and stay out of the sun,” said Plainville coach Shaun Berard, whose team finished a solid third in the eight-team CCC South field with 106 points. Well aware of the CCC meet weather forecast, Berard made sure his athletes packed extra water and ice for the trip to Bristol. The locals brought a tent for shade. “You see other kids from other teams laying out like they’re at the beach, tanning. And our guys are all huddled underneath the tent like a bunch of cavemen,” Berard joked. Despite the oppressive heat, team champion Bristol Central managed to roll up a hefty 162 points that afternoon to easily top second-

Citizen photos by Nick Carroll

The Plainville High School boys track and field team finished a strong third at the Central Connecticut Conference South Division championships, held May 25 at Bristol Eastern. Pictured in action that day are Plainville’s Nick LaBella, above, and Ryan Martel, right. place Berlin (109.5). Nick LaBella was Plainville’s lone individual champion. The senior bested the field in the 300 hurdles with a time of 40.2. LaBella’s victory in the 300 came after he bumped a

hurdle in the 110 event and had to settle for second (15.3). In the 300, LaBella edged out Platt’s Tre Morgan, the guy he lost to in the 110 hurdles. Plainville’s Josh Foster placed third in both the 110

(15.9) and 300 (43.5) hurdles. Both times were personal bests. The Blue Devils’ next highest finish on the track was registered by the 4x100 relay team of Ryan Martel, Adam Foster, Chris Saun-

ders and Adrian Toporski. The foursome placed third with a season-best time of 44.6. Plainville had a good day all-around in sprints at the

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Mills, Knapp power Plainville girls By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

The heat during the Central Connecticut Conference South Division boys track and field championships was nearly unbearable. But the temperature was even warmer the following day when the CCC South Division girls teams battled it out. “It was pretty horrific,” said Plainville High School girls coach Robin Mills. “It was just too hot.” Despite the record heat, the Plainville girls managed to roll up a respectable 58.5 points and finished fifth at the eight-team meet held May 26 at Bristol Eastern.

Plainville’s goal heading into the event was a modest one: The locals wanted to best Platt and Maloney, teams they lost to during the regular season. The Lady Blue Devils accomplished that. Team champion Bristol Central generated 203 points at the CCC South championships. Rounding out the field were Berlin (131), Bristol Eastern (105), Middletown (94.5), Plainville, Platt (44.5), Maloney (39.5) and Bulkeley (14). Plainville crowned two individual champions that afternoon: Val Knapp placed first in the 300 hurdles, and Millie Mills outdid the field in

discus. For their efforts, Knapp and Mills earned All-CCC South honors. Coach Mills praised Knapp’s work ethic. “She’s an all-around good athlete, but still really pushes herself in practice,” Mills said of the senior. “She’s a first-one-there-last-one-toleave type of kid.” Like Knapp, junior Millie Mills is driven to succeed. Despite being outsized by most of her opponents in discus, Mills has thrived in the event. “She has good form, and that’s what has helped her out tremendously,” Coach Mills said of her daughter. After Knapp and Mills, Plainville’s next best finish at the CCC South meet was a third place showing by its

4x400 relay team of Knapp, Sheilah Newcity, Isabella D’Onofrio and Alli Caponigro. The Lady Blue Devils had a 32-person roster this spring, which included 18 freshman. The young team managed to win just two meets, but gained some invaluable experience along the way. “It’s a building year. There was a lot of figuring things out, but by the last meet it was all coming together,” said Coach Mills. “The freshmen, as a group, will help us out tremendously in the next few years. They’re not at their peak yet.”


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25 to top Bristol Eastern at Tunxis Plantation. Next in line for the Blue Devils were Andrew Burbige (45) and Andrew Chapman (46). The following day, Plainville fired a sparkling 169 to beat Platt at Hunter Memorial. It was the locals’ second best score of the season. Provost and Burbige shot 41 and shared match medal-

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Kevin Ciotto, pictured, and the Plainville High School baseball team began play in the CIAC Class M state tournament this week.

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State, CIAC team up to keep athletes safe

Governor M. Jodi Rell has signed a bill that will require training for school coaches on the effects of concussions in student athletes. The bill also mandates that coaches must keep any player out of a game or practice if he or she shows signs of a concussion and cannot allow the players to re-enter until medically cleared. Senate Bill 456, An Act Concerning Student Athletes and Concussions, directs the state Board of Education to develop or approve initial training and refresher courses for coaches on how to recognize and respond to head injuries and concussions. The bill also stipulates that any student diagnosed with a concussion cannot return to the field of play until a doctor or other licensed health care 3professional clears the athlete. “Nothing should be left to chance when it comes to the health and safety of our children,” Governor Rell said. “The intent of this bill is

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Fourth-sixth grade Dynamo 5, Revolution 0: Scoring for the Dynamo were Nick Guimond, Jake Hillburn, Zack Bartolini and Jake Guimond. John Kennedy, Jake Guimond and Will Cronkite combined to earn the shutout in goal. Evan Dube and Spencer Steeves also performed well for the Dynamo. Dynamo 7, Red Bulls 2: Jake Hillburn and Nick Guimond powered the Dynamo offense, with help from Taylor McGinley, Zack Bartolini and Jake Guimond. John Kennedy and Jake Guimond had a strong effort in goal, fronted by the defense of Will Cronkite, Olivia Sciraffa and Jake Newton. Also coming through for the victors were Spencer Steeves and Zach Santini. Wizards 4, Red Bulls 3: Taleah McCrory scored three goals and Tyler Czuprinski added one as the Wizards survived the Red Bulls. Also performing well for the victors were Elyssa Tomczyk, Madison Liistro, Nate Doyle, Alicia Mello and goalie Pete Lawson. Galaxy 4, Dynamo 0: Scoring for Galaxy were Ashley Bialko, Nicole Davis and Alex Jeney. Also playing well for the victors were Tal Arini, Nathyn Carpenter and Victoria Plourde. Galaxy 5, Revolution 0: Scoring for Galaxy were Tal Arini, Nathyn Carpenter, Nicole Davis, Bert Goldsnider and Victoria Plourde. Also playing well for the victors was David Bielawski. Galaxy 3, Red Bulls 2: Scoring for Galaxy were Tal Arini, Bert Goldsnider and Adrian Kulak. The Galaxy defense was led by Nathyn Carpenter and Nicole Davis. Second-third grade Fire 1, Rapids 0: The lone goal of the game was scored by Maddie Rund on an assist from Jordan Tompkins. Also playing well offensively for the Fire were Andrea Nilson and Taniery Barton. Controlling the midfield for the victors were Andrew Slade, Ben Prue and Matt Erb. The Fire defense was anchored by Morgan Rogers, Megan Goulet and goalie Michael Czerepuszko.


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Oak Hill educators receive Golden Apple Awards On March 24, Kelly Ricci, registered occupational therapist, Nancy Davis, music therapist, and Joanne Ruggeri, teacher, Oak Hill School program, each received the Outstanding Educator’s Award sponsored by Connecticut Association of Private Special Education Facilities. The Golden Apple Award symbolizes outstanding contribution to the field of special education and was

presented at a special luncheon to honor Connecticut educators held at Holiday Inn in Waterbury. For the past four years Kelly Ricci and Nancy Davis have provided therapy to children with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities to students in their classroom located at the Middle School of Plainville. Founded in 1893 as a

school for blind children and later known at The Connecticut Institute for the Blind/Oak Hill, today, Oak Hill is the largest private nonprofit provider of services for people with disabilities in Connecticut, operating programs in over 50 towns for people from birth to over 90 years of age. For more information, visit www.ciboakhill.org.

Education Briefs Sacred Heart University Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, announced its graduates of the Class of 2010. The university’s 44th commencement took place May 15 and 16. Nicholas Cavallaro, of Plainville, earned a bachelor of science degree.

Worcester Polytechnic Aaron Root, son of Barry Root of Plainville, was awarded a bachelor of science degree in computer science with distinction from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Mass., on May 15.

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April Students of the Month at Louis Toffolon School are: First grade: teacher, Allison Pascucci — Rachel Gomme, Gabriella DeGregorio; teacher, Claire Fournier — Paige Levesque, Skyler Thieringer; teacher, Amy Mahtaney — Sabrinna

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The Middle School of Plainville’s general music program has been selected to pilot the Connecticut Department of Education’s Connecticut Common Arts Assessment initiative, according to music instructor Laurel Schwartz. As part of the pilot, eighth-graders in the general music program composed individual pieces of music, journaled about the process, and performed the works on dulcimers. The musical arrangements were recorded using Garage Band, which provided a variety of sound effects. Pictured are MSP music instructor Laurel Schwartz with eighth grade students Alec Lagassey, Jeremy Cukrowski, Robin Wagner, Tyler Hall, Andrew Rottier, Robert Filipkowski and Dawid Werpachowski.

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It Happens!, a local business with a special niche, will be celebrating its first anniversary this summer — a major accomplishment in the current economic climate, according to representatives of the enterprise. The business, which is family-owned and operated, was started by Bill Miller and specializes in cleaning up one of the one of the natural byproducts left behind by man’s best friend. Before starting the business, Miller began a remodeling company called Miller Remodeling, which provides interior and exterior home improvements. It is still operating. “Bill had been pondering the idea for sometime,” of starting It Happens!, said Amanda Miller, who operates the business with her husband, “but it really wasn’t until our bulldog, Bella, joined our family that he put the wheels in motion. So I guess you could say Bella was the inspiration. Our business is in a slow-growth industry — it is typical for a dog waste removal company to gain its clientele very slowly over the course of several years. We are proud to say we have not only passed the expectation for our business at the oneyear point greatly, but we are growing by leaps and bounds. In these tough economic times, it is a huge accomplishment for small businesses to prosper, and we are quite proud of our unique business!” The family, who are also

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and Jersey, the latter which was closer to the French shore – just 14 miles away. During the war, the couple explained, the German soldiers controlled both islands. In Guernsey, almost all of the children were exported to live with family or even strangers. Though Clive made it to a farm in Litchfield, Conn. at the age of 9 with his family in 1954, Margaret said life before that was not easy on the island. “In some ways you don’t know what you’re going to come across with the stress of living there,” she said, as she told several stories through the words of Clive’s mother. One instance involved LeSueuer having a radio, which the Germans did not approve of, as they checked the entire house, only to never find it in the haymow. It then had to be passed through neighbors in order to hide it. Clive also had a story, similar to an instance in the book, which happened with his father, Jack. “My father raised pigs,” he explained. “One day, he was riding on his bicycle, passed the Germans and [had] the little pig inside his jacket to hide it from them because they would not approve of that. So as he passed, the pig began to squeal and the only

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way to hide the squeal was to sing at the top of his lungs.” In the book, a group from Guernsey secretly had a meal consisting of pig, said library director and discussion group leader Peter Chase. After the meal, they came outside and were stopped by a German soldier who asked what they had been up to. Knowing they could not say eating pig, one replied they were having a literary discussion — something the soldier asked to join for next time, which meant an actual group had to be formed. The Friends Book Discussion Group, which meets the fourth Tuesday of every month, is something that formed more than 30 years ago, Chase said. This book in particular, he added, was special for the group.

“To hear the stories (the LeMasuriers) had to tell,” he said, “and you look at the book, which is also just a series or combination of stories, it relates well. You are also under the impression the characters in the book know each other very well and on the island it’s like everybody knows each other. That is like Plainville, where it is small and it feels like everybody knows each other.” The group is a way for a group to get to know each other and enjoy books differently, he said. “This is not a lecture in literature,” Chase said. “You get people sharing their stories. It’s just a great, fascinating way to make books even more interesting when you can relate to them.”

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and Sunday to support at least 37 Relay teams. A total of $38,333.06 had been raised so far, according to the event Web site. “What happens every year is families will have a team, then recruit more and more people and then they’ll start a second team, which breeds more fundraising,” McCarty said. “The community has been so supportive of this event.” “We are fortunate again this year to have received corporate sponsorships from Northeast Produce, J. Timothy’s Taverne, Tilcon, Lockton Benefits Group, Mizzy Construction, Perron Floors and Tim Hortons to name just a few. Some really exciting news is not only the return of most of our veteran teams but also a number of new teams that have joined the Relay family. That means many more participants, survivors, volunteers and guests. That means that the message is getting out to more people that we need their help to fight cancer,” McCarty said. Relay can be characterized in three words: Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back. Dur-

ing the Survivor Ceremony and Reception, the group “celebrates” those individuals who have beaten this disease or are currently fighting that battle. As night falls, a traditionally moving Luminaria Ceremony features decorated luminary bags inscribed with names of people who have died from cancer or have had the disease. The bags line the track creating a lighted path guiding walkers through the darkness. The names remind them to “remember.” On Sunday morning, all participants are asked to make a commitment to save a life by personally taking up the fight against cancer — like helping a spouse quit smoking or obtain an annual mammogram — because together they must “fight back.” McCarty is one of those survivors celebrating a near three-year victory over cancer. She said it’s always therapeutic and comforting hearing the testimonies of other caregivers and survivors, reaffirming no one is alone in the battle against cancer. “The survivor ceremony is always very moving,” McCarty said. “But it’s what you’ve done with it as a survivor, how you move forward

and turn that energy into a positive outcome, that’s important.” A lot of that positivity will be intermingled throughout the Relay programs. Holding true to this year’s theme of “Once Upon a Relay…,” team members will dress up and decorate their camps based upon fairy tales like the Wizard of Oz, Hansel & Gretel, and Shrek. King and queen of the Connecticut Renaissance Fair, Luisa and Gray Gladu, will present a pirate show Saturday night, then inviting children to walk a lap. A puppet show will follow, as well as midnight popcorn, movies and games, and a DJ playing music throughout the night. “Everyone is having a lot of fun with this year’s theme, it’s something everyone should come out and see,” McCarty said. Those looking to sign up as volunteers or walkers can register the day of the event, and any person attending will greatly help the cause, said McCarty. On Tuesday, according to the Web site, the top fundraising team was Save the Next One with $9,499.74 raised. Shaun Wyman was the top fundraiser, so far, with $4,939.34.

“We need foot traffic, maybe you can just buy a hot dog from one of the teams, every bit helps,” McCarty said. The schedule is: Saturday, June 5 Noon: Opening Ceremonies 1 p.m.: Team Laps - All Teams take laps with their banners 3 p.m.: Celebrate: Survivor Ceremony, Survivor Lap, Caregiver Lap 4 p.m.: Survivor /Caregiver Reception 5 p.m.: Zumba demonstration with Joy Perugini, of Core Studios 8 p.m.: Pirates Show by the Luisa and Gary Gladu, of Connecticut Rennaissance Faire 8:45 p.m.: Children’s Lap with “pirates” leading the way 9:30 p.m.: Remember: Luminaria Ceremony 10:45 p.m.: puppet show Midnight: popcorn, movies and games Sunday, June 6 9 a.m.: Fight Back Ceremony 9:30 a.m.: Team Awards and Closing Ceremony For more information, visit the Web site www.plainvillerelay.org.

Brief Clean up after pets

Parks And Recreation Department officials would like to remind residents to please clean up after their pets in the parks. Dog walk bag receptacles are available at Norton and Paderewski parks. It is not fair to other people who use the parks and is unsanitary to leave animal waste. Animal control will be checking the parks periodically. Anyone not cleaning up after their pets will be fined $60 by town ordinance.

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Volunteers are needed to transport seniors and adults with visual impairments to Middletown, Cromwell, Rocky Hill, Wethersfield and other area towns. Schedules are very flexible. Volunteers receive mileage reimbursements for part of the ride and transportation credits for the rest. For more information, call iTNCentral Connecticut at (860) 346-7433.

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Service Continued from page 1 ficers have led the department during its history: Joseph H. Edmund, Minton A. Norton, Edward P. Prior, William J. Foran, Joseph H. Fletcher, Clifford A. Sturgeon, Howard A. Swanson, Joseph C. Watkins, David W. Laurie and Raymond Swanson, the current chief and son of Howard A. Swanson, a former chief. The chief is the only paid, town position; most of the volunteers have full-time jobs. In its infancy, company members had very little training. Today, firefighters have to complete a mandatory 260 hours of training to be certified by the state of Connecticut, as well as perform 950 man-hours of additional training each year. The company has six certified state instructors, two of whom teach at the Connecticut Fire Academy, five emergency medical technicians, two paramedics and four fire inspectors, according to the 125th anniversary book. Service is a tradition for many local families, with two or even three generations having been in the company. Three generation families include Villardi, Bailey, Nielson, Moschini, Posadas and Moore. “It’s hard not to get involved, many people have been brought up in it,” Kall said. “It’s a brotherhood.” Company members, all of whom live in Plainville, said they are proud to serve the community and are proud of what they do. Many residents may not realize, they said, that they serve the community in other ways besides fighting fires, assisting at accident scenes, or reporting to chemical spills and lockouts. They support Plainville High School students through annual scholarships, provide education with the fire marshal to school children, and support the Plainville Community Food Pantry and two Plainville Athletic League teams. Fire chaplains, the Rev. Dr. James Caron, of Faith Bible Church, and the Rev. Elvin Clayton, of A.M.E. Zion Church, are on hand for counseling and connect people with services. “They are a big part of what we do,”

Swanson said. One of the most significant fires in the history of Plainville was the Town Hall fire, which occurred on Dec. 5, 1917. All that remained is the building facade. “Nearly all of the valuable papers and a few of the best library books were taken out, but all the furniture and other articles were burned,” according to a newspaper article. The building was later reconstructed to two stories and is now occupied by the Plainville Historical Society. The commemorative booklet tells the story of some other major fires. In the company’s history, two men have died in the line of duty: Herbert R. Ewald and Dominick M. Moschini Sr. However, each Memorial Day, a wreath is laid outside of the firehouse, located at 77 W. Main St., in memory of all former fire company members who have died. When on duty, the members look out for one another, they said. The company has a motto, “If anyone comes on duty, make sure they come home,” Swanson said. “We live by that,” Moschini said. As soon as the alarm rings, the firefighters are ready to go. Because the volunteers all live in town, the company can respond on the average of four minutes. Many employers are sensitive to the volunteers’ duties and let them leave to report to a fire scene. “We count on each other. If anyone gets in trouble, you have others behind you ready to sacrifice,” Moschini said. After a fire, the incident often remains on their minds. For most people, any fire is a tragedy, Moschini said. Sometimes it is impossible to forget some of the scenes at which the men have served. “We’re neighbors first and foremost,” Swanson said. “When a fire occurs, it affects many people in town. Somebody always knows someone.” This year, two families were displaced by a fire at a Hough Street home, and the company was concerned about their relocation. Moschini said many of the company members, including himself, have saved peo-

ple’s lives. Getting paid an hourly rate is not what serving is about. “I do my job; we’re not being heroes,” he said. “We’re 60 guys who really care about their town,” Romano said. If anyone is interested in information about volunteering, they can visit the newly designed Web site www.plainvillefireco.com. Requirements are that applicants must live in town, be 18 years old or older and of good moral character. It takes a certain temperament and passion to do the job, Kall said. “We run in when everyone else runs out,” he said. Romano said finishing details are being made for the Saturday, June 12 parade. The event will feature primarily fire departments and companies from throughout the state, as well as the Plainville High School and Middle School of Plainville bands, and the Shriners’ mini cars. During a special ceremony at fire headquarters, the two firefighters who died will be remembered. Relatives of the two men are expected to attend. The parade will start at 5:30 p.m. from the General Electric on Woodford Avenue, to Pine Street, left on East Main Street Route 372, to West Main Street, to Washington Street Route 177, to South Washington Street, to Norton Park Road where the parade will end at about 7 p.m. Upcoming events include the Hot Air Balloon Festival and Car Show Friday, Aug. 27 through Sunday, Aug. 29, and the Firemen’s Ball on Nov. 20. An open house and fire photography exhibit is slated for Saturday, Sept. 25. Old Tymers’ Day will be held for retired fire company members on Sunday, June 13, at 11 a.m. “It’s the old-timers who got us where we are today,” Moschini said. The fire company has several commemorative items for sale including a soft-covered book detailing the history, a mug with the logo and a special T-shirt. For more information on the events and to purchase the items, visit the Web site www.plainvillefireco.com and click on 125th.

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LEGAL NOTICE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS PLAINVILLE, CONNECTICUT The Zoning Board of Appeals of Plainville, Connecticut will hold Public Hearings on Monday June 14, 2010 at 7:30 pm in the Plainville Municipal Center, One Center Square, Plainville Connecticut, Room 302 to hear and consider the following applications: COOKE STREET Application #10-06-01, Donald and Maureen Mikolajcik of 308 Cooke Street seeks approval for a variance to Article 5 Use Regulations, Section 505 Interior Lots, Sub-section 1, to permit the reduction of the unobstructed right to access to the street or highway from the required twenty (20) feet to twelve and one half (12 ½) feet for 308 Cooke Street and a proposed lot identified as Lot 17.4. SKYLINE DRIVE Application #10-06-02, Richard Pavano of 5 Katie Lane seeks approval for a variance to Article 4, Height, Area and Yard Requirements, Minimum Frontage R20 to permit the reduction of the minimum frontage requirement of one hundred (100) feet to ninety-four and eighty six hundreds (94.86) feet for the purposes of constructing a residential structure at 26 Skyline Drive. WEST MAIN STREET Application #10-06-03, Andros Enterprises of 54 West Main Street seeks approval for a variance to Article 4, Section 410, Subsection 6 Fences, Paragraphs b-i, ii to permit the installation of a six (6) foot fence between the street line and building line in lieu of the maximum three (3) foot feet for the purposes of enclosing a patio at a property known as 54 West Main Street. NEW BRITAIN AVENUE Application #10-06-04, Melissa Goduti, of Wallingford seeks approval for to utilize Article 13, Section 1300, Sub-section 3 Temporary Variance to permit the erection of a tent and sale of merchandise from June 19, 2010 to July 5, 2010 at Connecticut Commons, 282 New Britain Avenue without a site plan modification. BIRCH TREE ROAD Application #10-06-05, Ryan Brachle, of 28 Birch Tree Road seeks approval for a variance to Article 4, Section 400 Schedule of Height, Area and Yard Requirements, (Rear Yard Setback), to permit the construction of a second floor addition to an existing legally nonconforming structure at 28 Birch Tree Road. The variance request seeks a reduction of the required minimum rear yard setback from thirty (30) feet to twenty-seven (27) feet. Dated at Plainville, Connecticut this 20th day of May 2010. Gail Pugliese, Secretary Plainville Zoning Board of Appeals

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MERIDEN - 2BRs, 5 lg. rooms, 2nd flr, w/d hookup. Nice yard. No pets. No smoking. Close to stores & churches. $875 + utils, 1 mo. sec. Call (203) 237-2583

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$$$ CA$H $$$ BOXERS, Bulldogs, Chihuahuas, Labs, Chi-Poos, Yorkie-Chu, Boston Terrier, Min-Pin Jack Russells, Yorkie-Poo, Yorkie, Yorkienese. $350+. 860-930-4001

MERIDEN - 2BR, 3BR & 4BR Section 8 approved apts, 2nd flr. 1 mo. sec. + 1 mo. rent. Refs, no pets. (203) 464-6273

Piano Lessons

FOR RENT

MILITARY ITEMS

MERIDEN - 1st flr, studio condo. REALLY NICE! New rug & paint. Heat & HW, stove, fridge incl. Off st. parking. Storage space. Sec. building. $625. 203-444-5545

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

CHESHIRE - Avail Immediately Private 3 Bed/2 Bath w/large yd & tandem 2 car garage $1800/mo-Rob 203-213-6124 WEIDER Pro 9735 Home Gym Good shape! $99 take it apart take it away. 203-269-4490

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

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

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN- Clean & spacious studio. Downtown on busline. $525/mo + utils. No pets. Security. 203-982-3042 MERIDEN- Crown Village. 2BR, newly remodeled, lg. unit. Heat & Hot Water included. Laundry, pool, off st. parking. Sec. 8 approved. 203-269-1508. MERIDEN-2RM Efficiency $650. 1BR, $750. Utils incld. Lease & sec req’d. Call 203-235-6988 WALLINGFORD - 2 bedroom apartment, 3rd floor, walking distance to downtown, parks and restaurants. $1150 plus 1 month security deposit. 203-679-0400

WALLINGFORD 2 BR in apartment complex. WD Hookup. Carpet, hardwood & vinyl floors. Pets ok. Plus Utilities. Call Grace (203) 464-8066. WALLINGFORD 4 Rooms, 1BR, 1st Floor. Country setting. Heat & electric included. No pets. $850. References & security. 203-284-8890 WALLINGFORD Available North Main Street Victorian 3RMs, 1BR. 3rd Fl. $750 + utils. No smoking. No pets. Call 203-269-5973 WALLINGFORD-1st flr, 2BR, remodeled, glass porch, $900/mo. 3rd FL 4 Sm Rms Sec. $650/mo. No pets. Credit ck. Owner/Agent. 203-269-7348 WALLINGFORD. WHITTLESEY AVE - 2 BR, 5 rooms, 1st floor $1000 plus utils, inc Fridge, stove, washer dryer hookups, off St parking, no smoking/ pets, good credit, 2 month security. Jerry 508-758-6927

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770 YALESVILLE - 1st flr, 2BR, appls, off st. parking, no hookups, laundry room, no pets. $875. 203265-3939 Wilcox Lane.

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. + sec or call 203-630-3823 128pm, www.Meridenrooms.com MERIDEN Newly remodeled. All utilities & cable included. $150-$200 per week. 860-382-8302 Ask for John or leave a message. MERIDEN-Safe, clean furnihsed rooms. Starting at 140/weekly Cable, phone, off-st-parking. 4wks security. (860) 712-1684

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

WANTED TO RENT *PET Friendly home wanted.* For nonsmoker and indoor cat. Desire 1-2 rms, parking space & quiet home. Call Jen @ 860424-1757

STORES & OFFICES FOR RENT SOUTHINGTON AREA Near Rtes. 66 & 691. 2 Room Office Suite. Approx 400 sq ft. All utilities. $600/month. Call (860) 628-0663 or 860-209-7454


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

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ELECTRICAL SERVICE

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

SMALL JOBS WELCOME

203-237-2122

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

HEATING & COOLING

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

ABSOLUTE Best Prices! John Mansolf Plumbing and Heating Anything with pipes or water we install, fix, or replace. Water heaters and hot water heating systems included. 25 years Experience. Licensed & insured. 10% Senior Discount (203) 815-6276 DON’T Wait til it’s too late. Annual AC tune-up. Call Duane Co. Quality work. Major credit cards. Low rates. 203-379-8944 #400335-S1

IF YOU MENTION THIS AD Clean Estates, home, attic, bsmt, gar, yd. Free estimate. Spring C/U. 203-535-9817/860-575-8218 JUNK REMOVAL- Estates, House cleanouts, garages, attics, yards, basements. Sr. Discounts. You point, we take! Lowest price guaranteed! Don 203-235-1318

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Offers complete excavation services, drainage, underground utilities. 50+ yrs exp. 203-237-5409 CT Reg #503554

CARPENTRY FENCING ADDITIONS Decks, Garages Finish basement, complete home improvement & repairs. Free est. 203-238-1449 CT# 578107 www.marceljcharpentier.com J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880

CONCRETE & CEMENT

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

Bill Rudolph Landscaping Cert inst-walls, walkways, patios, paver sealing, landscape design, waterscapes, edging, mulch, stone, drainage & backhoe work. Free est. #563661. 203-237-9577

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

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

CASCIO MASON Chimney Repair, Sidewalks, Walls, Brick Work, etc. Will Beat Anybody’s Price #611774. 203-935-6213

JM TRELLA, LLC Comm./Resid. Mowing, cleanups, hedge trimming. Call John 203-889-8731

PAUL’S MASONRY - New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplace. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281

JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Lawn cutting, prop. maintenance. Top Quality Work. Comm/Resid. Lic’d & ins’d. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311

ROCKY CONSTRUCTION & MASONRY CO. All types of masonry, stone wall, sidewalks, area basements, chimneys, block & brick. Free estimate. (203) 768-3548 CT. Reg. #061808

LANDSCAPING AND MORE SPRING CLEANUPS 25% OFF ANY LANDSCAPE JOB Junk removal, Mowing, Rototilling 860-982-5334 or 203-314-8511

PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING

LAWN mowing, Spring clean-ups, hedge trimming, brush, shrub pricker & tree removal. Gutters cleaned, Junk Removal. Free written est. Don 203-235-1318

MOWING

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

RICK’S AFFORDABLE Comm/resid Mowing. Spring clean-ups, brush, tree & pricker removal. Hedge trimming. 11 yrs exp. 203-530-4447.

ROCKY CONSTRUCTION & MASONRY CO. All types of masonry, stone wall, sidewalks, area basements, chimneys, block & brick. Free estimate. (203) 768-3548 CT. Reg. #061808

PROFESSIONAL landscaping service. We provide landscape design, planting, hedge trimming, mowing, clean ups & more. #0619909. 203-715-2301 biggreenhomeimprovement.com

L & E PAINTING Spruce Up Your Home or Business! Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg #623250 www.landeprop.com Call Trevor (203) 938-3789

GUTTERS DON’T WORK IF THEY’RE DIRTY

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

BRAZILIAN HOUSECLEANER Great Rates. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Exc Job. Refs. Call Dulcinea 860-426-9929

CLEANING SERVICE One Time Free Cleaning for new clients only. I’ll clean your house or office with a sparkle. Polish /English speaking. Bonded, ins. Free est. Anna (860) 299-6611

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

HANDYPERSONS

A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS CT Reg #606277 DON’T MOVE - IMPROVE! Free estimates. 203-631-1325

KITCHEN & BATH REMODELING

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

PLUMBING

Absolute Best Prices! John Mansolf Plumbing and Heating Anything with pipes or water we install, fix, or replace. Water heaters and hot water heating systems included. 25 years Experience. Licenced & insured. 10% Senior Discount (203) 815-6276

SPRING CLEAN-UPS & LAWN CARE Now accepting new accounts. Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg. #623250 www.landeprop.com Call Trevor (203) 938-3789

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

JACK Biafore, LLC Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. In business over 50 yrs. CT# 623849 (203) 537-3572

Gonzalez Construction ★★★★★★★★

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

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

HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM Residential/Commerical. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084 OTHERS Wash - We Clean! Gutter black lines, green mold, black mildew, dirt, grease, grime gone! 203-631-3777 or 860-839-1000 thepowerwashingkings.com

POWER WASHING Is Spring cleaning

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

SERVICES OFFERED

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

SIDING

FIDERIO & SONS

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

ROOFING

C&M CONSTRUCTION DRIVEWAYS BUILT TO LASt Reasonable rates. CT 575852 203-238-1708

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

Roofing, Siding & Gutters

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

MASONRY

EVANS ROOFING We install Flat or Pitched Roofs. Res/Com. We got you COVERED! Licensed & insured. #622795 10% & Sr. Discount 203-235-1861

POWER WASHING

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

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

ROOFING

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

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

LAWN & GARDEN For All Your Junk Removal Needs 203-886-5110

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

PAVING

JUNK REMOVAL

Pete In The Pickup

PAVING

MIRKEL PAINTING Exteriors from $899. Powerwashing decks. Popcorn ceilings. CT Reg #569864. Ed 203-824-0446

HOUSE CLEANING

HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM Seamless Gutters/Downspouts Gutter cleaning/repairs Call today for free estimate. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

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

MASONRY

GUTTERS

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

Celebrating our 30th year COMPLETE CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION SERVICES. Beautiful Stamped Concrete, Pavers, Retaining Walls. Workmen’s comp insurance on all personnel. Visit www.icefighters.org (203) 294-9889 CT#612218

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

LANDSCAPING

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

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

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

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

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


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Thursday, June 3, 2010 — The Plainville Citizen

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

TREE SERVICES LANDSCAPING AND MORE Tree Removal & much more. Shrub & hedge trimming. Give us a call - we do it all! 860-982-5334 or 203-314-8511

HAZELWOOD EXCAVATING Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.

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

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL RENTALS

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 29 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775 PROF. ARBORIST #S3365 75ft bucket truck. Precise Tree CT Reg #562159. 203-272-4216

HOUSES FOR SALE

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

Nucor Steel Connecticut, Inc. a subsidiary of Nucor Corporation, the nation's largest steel producer and the world's largest recycler of scrap steel. NSCT is looking for Entry Level Production Positions. ● Safety & quality oriented. ● Proven team player. ● Must be able to lift up to 60 lbs repetitively. ● Must be able to stoop, bend, climb and perform physical duties. ● Must be able to conform and adapt to harsh environments Working overtime, weekends, shift work, and some holidays are required. Nucor offers competitive wages, excellent benefits and is an EEO employer.

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

www.nucor.jobs with code: NSCT03 to submit a Questionnaire.

TREE SERVICES

PRICKER REMOVAL

Qualified Individuals should go to

HOUSES FOR SALE

HOUSES FOR SALE MERIDEN- New & existing homes, condos, land. Visit our website. www.galleriahouses.com Galleria RE 203-671-2223

HOUSES FOR SALE

MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE MERIDEN/WALLINGFORD WOW! LARGE 2BR, 2 BATH DELUXE HOME IN UPSCALE PARK. OUTSTANDING VALUE. FINANCING AVAIL. $49,900.

CA$H FOR YOUR HOUSE We Buy Houses - “AS-IS” - Fast 860-589-4663 www.VRGHomeBuyers.com

MERIDEN Charming Cape on East side, offering 4BRs, 1.5ba, FP, LR, LL FR, 2 car det gar, new siding, new roof, new deck. Plenty of storage. Motivated seller says, “Bring all offers” $199,900. Danielle 203-235-3300

SOUTHINGTON - BY OWNER IN JENSEN 55+ COMMUNITY. 2007 CUSTOM BUILT 1656 SF RANCH IN MOVE-IN CONDITION W/3BRS, 2 FULL BATHS, SPACIOUS LR, DR, KITCHEN, C-AIR, DECK, DOUBLE CARPORT AND STORAGE. PRIVATE POOL & ACTIVITY CENTER. $199,500. AVAIL. IMMED. 860-479-9097

CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE

HELP WANTED

AUTO A TECH Foreign car experience. Excellent wages & benefits. 203-284-8989 Fax: 203-269-1114 AUTO TECH with 5+ yrs exp. Must be ASE Certified and able to do most repairs on all foreign & domestic cars (203) 671-5524

Childcare Worker PT Substitutes For local preschool program. HS Diploma req. & 1 yr exp. pref. Send resume to:

MERIDEN $154,900 2fam 3 car gar. Some updating, clean and ready to go. Poss sub-div with city approval by buyer. Don’t miss out. P. Lane 203-235-3300

HR Manager, WFC

WALLINGFORD 2BR 1 bath Cape Cod on East Side of town. HW flrs, updated kit cherry cabinets, updated bath, newer windows, gas heat, HW. $274,900. Al Criscuolo 203-265-5618

MERIDEN Great buy! Older Colonial, newer roof, windows, gas furnace, hot water heater upgraded electric plus double lot. Home features 6rms, 2BRs, 1 bath-Great price $79,900. Call Sil Sala for details 203-235-3300

WALLINGFORD Awesome unit! Natural light shines through the atrium window. Open flr plan, MBR has whlpl tub, WI closet, OS 2 car garage, ML laundry. $220,900. Call Pat Burke 203-265-5618

169 Colony St. Meriden, CT 06451 AA/EOE. No phone calls please. CLASS A CDL DRIVER Wanted For local and over the road. Roll off experience a plus. Competitive wages & benefits. Transwaste, Inc. 203- 269-8300 COME grow with Tiger Claw INC! Currently hiring for a Sales Admin to support our growing sales team! Please e-mail your resume to elisah@deckfastener.com

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

Stepping up to a bigger bike? Sell the smaller one with a Marketplace ad.

Earn up to $12.00 per hour based on experience. Must have a current CT CNA certificate. To schedule an appointment to apply, please call:

800-286-6300 ext. 4052 or fax your resume to the HR Department 860-613-3777 or email to: employment@newenglandhomecare.com E/E/O/C/M/F/V/D

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

Visit us on the web at NewEnglandHomeCare.com

Always a sale in Marketplace

MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST for sm practice FT. Strong, interpersonal skills req’d. Exp needed. Fax resume 203-413-4396

203-799-7731 REAL ESTATE WANTED

WALLINGFORD $199,900 Small Bungalow on 1.28 level acre in area of fine homes. House needs major renovations-property is beautiful! Bring your ideas! Linda 203-265-5618

CNA/HHA NEW ENGLAND HOME CARE is seeking CNAs & Home Health Aides with a minimum of 6 mos exp. for a pediatric group home in Meriden. Previous experience in a group home with physically & emotionally challenged children preferred. 3 hr to 8 hr shifts, up to 24 hrs/wk. Shifts start at 6am.

Drug Screen/Criminal Background Check Required LOST Or Found. The RecordJournal will run your lost or found ad FREE in our Marketplace Section! Call 203238-1953 for details.

COMMERCIAL GARAGES or SPACE for lease or rent. Ideal for landscaper, construction, light manufacturing or storage. Meriden. Call Jim 203-238-4555 WALLINGFORD-1,200 sqft bay avail in fenced in property. 20ft ceilings, 14x14 drs, bathrm, electric, heat & water. Great price! Call 203-272-4216

MEDICAL CAREERS

Looking for a friend? Find litters of critters in Marketplace.

CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION 3 full yrs MINIMUM EXPERIENCE in curb/sidewalk. Valid driver’s license required. 203-537-0624 CUSTOMER SERVICE PT 1-2 days/week. Upscale storage facility. Light computer, good people/office skills. Email: oakdalestorage@aol.com

HELP WANTED

Customer Service Representative Handles all inquiries, applications and complaints from the public related to electric utility billing, service and the accounts receivable system. Must be a H.S. graduate plus 2 years experience involving customer contact and performing duties related to the receipt, custody and accounting of sums of money or an equivalent combination of experience or training satisfying the above requirements. $19.40-$23.56 per hour plus an excellent fringe benefit package. Apply: Personnel Department, Town of Wallingford, 45 South Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492. The closing date will be that date the 100th application form/resume is received, or June 14, 2010 whichever occurs first. EOE DIESEL TECH-Flexible hours. P/T. Manage a fleet of 10 trucks. Must have own tools. Truck & welding exp req’d. Call Kevin Curry 203-213-1201 DRIVER Tractor Trailer Class A. Full time, full benefits. 401k. M US T H AVE E XPE R IE N CE . Apply at 718 N. Colony Rd., Wlfd or Call (203) 265-2644

INSURANCE Customer Service Personal Lines Senior Customer Service position in our Personal Lines Dept. 3-5 years of Agency experience required. Licensed. Excellent Benefits. H.D. Segur, Inc., Cheshire. Send resume to

cmg@hdsegur.com or fax to

(203) 271-7081.

HELP WANTED LANDSCAPE LABORER - Must have valid driver’s license. Southington. Call (860) 6285191 RENTAL AGENT/Office Manager For sm apartment community in South Meriden. Section 8 experience helpful. Duties include: maintaining tenant relations, all admin for running office, employee supervision. Must have basic office/computer skills and be personable. 15-19 hours per week. E.O.E. & Sect 8 applicants encouraged to apply. Send resume to: Village Apartments, 6 Evansville Ave., South Meriden, CT 06451 Restaurant

LINE COOKS Full Time Nights/Weekends Experience required. Please apply in person at

U.S.S. Chowder Pot IV 165 Brainard Rd Hartford, CT 06114 Fax: 860-244-9342

TEACHING POSITIONS Wallingford Public Schools is seeking CT certified candidates for High School Agricultural Education. Visit our website @ www.wallingford.k12.ct.us for an application and mail ASAP to: Ms. Jan Guarino-Rhone Personnel Office Wallingford Public Schools 142 Hope Hill Road Wallingford, CT 06492

Warehouse All Shifts Wallingford company seeking Forklift Cert candidates $12+/hr

Contact HCM@ 203-634-8427


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