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Volume 8, Number 40

Officials working to fix message sign By Ken DiMauro The Plainville Citizen Plainville resident William Cunningham sent a verbal message to the Town Council and Board of Education regarding the operation of the newly-installed electronic sign at Plainville High School. Cunningham was critical of the apparent waste of energy and electricity it takes to run the message sign, which is located near the parking lot at the corner of

Inside Calendar . . . . . . . . . 22-23 Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Marketplace . . . . . . . 36-43 Mini Pages . . . . . . . . 34-39 Obituaries. . . . . . . . . 12-13 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Sports. . . . . . . . . . . . 25-28

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East Street and Robert Holcomb Way. The sign was donated by several groups, including the Athletic Backers, Class of 2009 and an alumni fund. For one thing, Cunningham noticed the lights on utility poles in the parking lot have to be on when the electronic LED sign is operational, even in daylight hours. Cunningham asked Councilman Jason Rupaka, a local See Sign, page 6

Readers’ Poll: Should Plainville have an annual fair like Berlin and Durham? Total votes: 58 Yes: 31 (53%) No: 24 (41%) No opinion: 3 (5%) Visit for this week’s question!

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A “celebrity,” Ronald McDonald, gets a little assistance with the scissors from John Sullivan as they snip the ribbon to officially start the Sept. 26 walkathon to benefit PARC — Family-Centered Services for People with Developmental Disabilities. Other faces in the crowd include Frank Robinson, Mrs. Plainville Meghan Mitchell and Stephanie Robinson, PARC executive director. To donate to PARC, call (860) 747-0316. View more photos on page 29 and The Plainville Citizen Web site; click on photo albums.

Spirit walk brings history to life By Ken DiMauro The Plainville Citizen

Citizen photo by Ken DiMauro

Visitors attending Saturday’s spirit walk at Old East Street Burying Grounds hear Plainville Historical Society member Gert LaCombe portray Sally Curtiss Hills, who is buried at the cemetery.

Residents of all ages were informed and entertained Saturday as local historical figures came to life as members of the Plainville Historical Society-sponsored the first spirit walk at the Old East Street Burying Grounds. Nancy Eberhardt, president of the historical society, said she wanted to present an event that would dig into the lives of everyday historical figures and be fun, informational and unusual. Members of the organization researched the lives of people who are buried at the town’s oldest cemetery, dressed up in period garb, and described their particular person’s

life to groups of visitors. Taffie Bentley, of Bristol, who also is active in the Nzinga’s Daughters musical group, portrayed Lear Green, a runaway slave from Baltimore who came to Connecticut to marry William Adams, an AfricanAmerican who was free. Bentley, who has read many articles and books on what it was like to be a slave in 18th and 19th century America, said she found Green’s life to be interesting and inspiring. The young woman hid in a sailor’s chest and was transported by sea to New England from Maryland. “She was 18 at the time,” Bentley said, adding her future mother-in-

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More than a year after renovating the historic J. Sanford Corbin house at 59 Whiting St., Lisa Melninkaitis, a local businesswoman, said she is pleased with the results as businesses have decided to relocate there. Melninkaitis, whose family owns and operates Northeast Produce, a tomato distributing firm in Plainville, said she wanted to keep the historic flavor of the house, but was limited in what she could do because the interior and an addition were in bad shape. “Basically, we demolished the addition and gutted the inside of the house,” she said, adding the old, wide wooden floorboards were among the items that were kept. The house, according to the “Historic Resources Inventory,” was built in 1860 and was described as “Plainville’s best-preserved Greek revival-style dwelling.” At the time it was built, it was Corbin’s residence. He was the owner of a small carriage-building shop from 1850 until he died in 1911. Town Historian Ruth S. Hummel, who helped provide Melninkaitis with information on the building’s rich history, said she is glad the new owner decided to keep the house intact. Melninkaitis has approval to build a commercial structure on the southern part of the property with two storefronts and upstairs apartments, but hasn’t done much since the foundation was poured. She said she will continue that part of the project when the economy gets a little better. She introduced two of her new tenants located inside the Corbin house — AnnaMaria Morello, who operates the Dolce Vita Day Spa with her boyfriend, Edwin Santana, on the first floor; and Ev Lacombe, who is proprietor of Ev’s Antiques, located on the second floor. Morello opened her shop in early August, while Lacombe moved, lock, stock and antiques from


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Officials have decided to hold off deciding the fate of proposed charges for fire and safety code inspections done by Fire Marshal Larry Sutherland until a presentation on the tabled ordinance is done for the local Chamber of Commerce. Council Chairman Christopher Wazorko had said that he wanted to decide the issue once and for all at the Sept. 21 meeting. However, members of the council, including Republicans Helen Bergenty and Dan Hurley, wanted to hear from local businesses. John Hurley, a Plainville resident who is running as a petitioning candidate for Town Council, said he’d like to see the council vote to reject the proposed ordinance that would create charges for fire inspection fees and per-

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Spirit Continued from page 1 law met the ship and took Green to what would become Plainville to be married. On the down side, Bentley discovered that Green’s husband talked a lot when he had visited Maryland and boasted he would steal her in order to make her his wife. When Green’s owners found her missing, they surmised the free black man from Connecticut might have had a part in her running away. They put up a $150 reward for her return, Bentley said, adding while Green had a good life in Plainville, she likely was always looking over her shoulder for a possible recapture. Bentley said Green lived three years in Connecticut, but died at a much too young age 21. Bentley, who spent her younger years in New Britain, said she wants her children and grandchildren to be aware of black history in America, good and bad. She said she learned Plainville treated its black residents fairly well and with respect. Plainville resident Todd

Jones had researched information on Capt. John Hungerford, who was a veteran of the French and Indian War. Jones, who interned at the historical society last year and researched a “Plainville Then and Now” photo display at the library, said he didn’t find much information on Hungerford, so he decided to do his characterization based on facts about the war. Town Historian Ruth S. Hummel, former president of the historical society, was dressed as Jane Camp, whose family has several graves and monuments in the northeast corner of the old cemetery. “She was a farmer’s wife,” Hummel said, adding she had written articles about the Camp family. The historian brought a basket filled with veggies to accentuate the point. As groups of visitors moved from station to station, they also got to hear from Gert LaCombe as Sally Curtiss Hills, the wife of Elias Hills; Dolores Martin as Lydia Buck Richards, wife of Dr. Samuel Richards, who was the first physician on “the Great Plain”; Eberhardt as Rachel Lewis Wilcox, the second wife of Jonathan

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In left photo, Ruth S. Hummel, left, as Jane Camp, and Taffie Bentley, right, portrays Lear Green. In right photo, Todd Jones welcomes visitors to Capt. John Hungerford’s grave. and tours each Memorial Day, pointed out when the cemetery was reconfigured and the monuments and markers were lined up in rows, they weren’t put with their corresponding gravesite. As a result, each marker may not accurately mark who may be actually buried there. In addition, African-

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Wilcox, described as an amazing woman who lived in the later part of the 1700s and died in 1795; and Sal Santacroce as Ira Hooker, who fought in the American Revolution. Rose Stanley, vice president of the historical society, had a special reason for researching and portraying Sally Root Stanley, wife of Roderick Stanley, the matriarch of one of Plainville’s founding families and was the great-great-great-great grandmother of Rose’s husband, Gregg. Interested in genealogy, Rose Stanley has documented the lives of her husband’s ancestors. Sally Stanley lived here until the 19th century. Eberhardt said she thought the spirit walk had met the goals organizers had set. “You couldn’t have had a better day for it,” she said as visitors had a sunny sky with temperatures in the mid-60s. Jack Mastrianni, who was one of the visitors, said he was impressed with the presentation and the costumes. The vintage-style clothing from the 1700s and 1800s was provided by the Plainville Choral Society. Hummel, who opens up the burying grounds for visitors

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‘Saddlesore’ ride aptly named By Ken DiMauro The Plainville Citizen After friends Scott Saunders and Joel Boutwell, both of Plainville, completed the Saddlesore 1,000 motorcycle endurance trip on Sept. 5, they said it was appropriate named. “I couldn’t look at my motorcycle for at least a week,” Saunders said, adding his back and backside hurt and his muscles were stiff. Boutwell and Saunders recently decided to qualify for the Saddlesore 1,000, a certified journey that was recognized by the Iron Butt Association, “an international organization dedicated to safe, long-distance, endurance motorcycle riding,” according to Saunders. To qualify for the certification, a motorcycle rider must plot and travel more than 1,000 miles in less than 24 hours and have documented proof of the route through receipts, witness statements and the like. “It’s fairly intensive,” Saunders said. Worldwide, only 35,000 people have successfully completed the certification during the past 20 years. Saunders and Boutwell left Sept. 4 for the ultimate ride from Paul’s Getty on East Street. They traveled on the circular route through Albany and Buffalo, N.Y., before heading east on Interstate 80 through Scranton, Pa., and arriving back home, riding continuously for most of the

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Friends Joel Boutwell, left, and Scott Saunders congratulate each other Sept. 5 after successfully completing a 1,000-mile endurance motorcycle ride. 1,024 miles. On such a journey, the participants don’t get much rest, but safety and keeping within speed limits are strongly recommended by the Iron Butt Association. Both men own Honda Goldwing motorcycles, which they described as comfortable and large. They used CB radios to communicate with each other. “There was a great deal of fog in upstate New York, and

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Ride Continued from page 5 journey in 23 hours and 40 minutes several years ago. This was Boutwell’s first time. They returned to the Getty station in Plainville at 3 p.m., 18 hours after they started, greeted by family and friends. Saunders said he filled up his 6-gallon gas tank eight times, getting an

of the school board held Monday, Becky Tyrrell, chairwoman, and Gregory Ziogas, principal of Plainville High School, talked about the sign. Ziogas said it is true the parking lot lights have to be on for the sign to operate, but officials intend to install a component that will allow it to work independently. He also said the sign does not run 24 hours a day.

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excavate/replace the existing pavement structure of Camp Street from Bradley Street to Washington Street, Bristol, approximately 1,950 linear feet. Other construction activities proposed involve the installation of bituminous concrete lip curbing and pavement markings. Based upon a preliminary assessment, the construction costs will be approximately $440,000. It is anticipated that the Federal Highway Administration will provide 100 percent of the construction funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. It is projected the construction of this project will be performed during the spring 2010. Anyone interested in further information or providing input may contact Bossi at (860) 793-0221, ext. 220.



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Plainville Fire Company raffle Gathering after the Plainville Fire Company announces the winner of the motorcycle raffle are, from left to right, event committee members, Erica Donovan, Robin Tomcak, Chris Moreau, Ray Moreau, of Plantsville, Will Donovan, a guest, Dan Albright, the first prize raffle winner, and Capt. Tom Moschini. Dave Mazurek, missing from photo, and Will Donovan were co-chairmen of the committee for the Sept. 28 poker run and chili cook-off as well as the raffle of a 2009 Harley Davidson Street Glide FLHX motorcycle. Photo courtesy of the

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Wheeler Clinic honors community advocates

Wheeler Clinic held its annual meeting of corporators with community members, state legislators, advocates, staff and trustees at The Lyceum Sept. 23 in Hartford. The meeting highlighted the progress and growth of the organization, with a special focus on creating and celebrating partnerships that enhance services for children, adults and families. In addition, the clinic honored two organizations and two individuals for their outstanding support of behavioral healthcare in the state. “This is a time of unique opportunities for community-based agencies to work together in new ways to meet the needs of children and families,” said Susan Walkama, president and chief executive officer of Wheeler Clinic. “The clinic has launched many innovative collaborations in recent years, and there are literally hundreds more relationships with community and faith-based organizations, school systems,

universities and advocacy groups that enrich our services every day.” Keynote speaker Jane Arsenault, principal of FIO Partners consulting company and author of “Forging Nonprofit Alliances,” spoke to attendees on the importance of strategic partnerships with organizations that can improve the quality of services, enhance growth and further each organization’s mission. Wheeler Clinic also presented Fostering Positive Change Advocacy Awards outstanding supporters of behavioral healthcare at the local and state level. This year’s recipients were: Michael Starkowski, of Plainville, Thomas A. Kirk Jr., Jorge L. Rivera and The Aetna Foundation. Starkowski is a commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Social Services. “Michael Starkowski has devoted more than 30 years to ensuring Connecticut’s most vulnerable individuals have

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Susan Walkama, president and chief executive officer of the Wheeler Clinic, presents a Fostering Positive Change Advocacy Award to Plainville resident, Michael P. Starkowski, commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Social Services, for his outstanding commitment to providing health and human services across the state. access to quality behavioral and primary health care,” said Walkama. Kirk, commissioner of the

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Closings for Columbus Day

On Monday, Oct. 12 the following will be closed to observe Columbus Day: Plainville Municipal Center, Plainville Public Library, Plainville Senior Citizens Center and Plainville Public Schools. All will reopen on Tuesday, Oct. 13. The Plainville Citizen, 333 East St., will be open Columbus Day. Questions? Call the office, (860) 410-1857 or e-mail


Thursday, October 1, 2009 — The Plainville Citizen

Plainville Briefs Halloween party on Oct. 30 A Halloween party will be held on Friday, Oct. 30, from 4 to 5 p.m., at the Recreation Department parking lot, 50 Whiting St. and next door in Veterans Park. There will be refreshments, balloons and entertainment by Bryan Flint, magician. Costume judging starts at 4:15 p.m. and the parade follows. Judging will be the scariest costume and best costume in each of the following categories: Ages baby to 2; ages 3 to 4; grade kindergarten; grade 1; grade 2; grade 3; grade 4; and grade 5 and prizes will be awarded. For more information, contact the recreation department at (860) 747-6022.

Girl Scouts invite girls K-12 Plainville Girl Scouts are accepting registrations for the 2009-10 scouting year. Girl Scouts is open to girls in grades kindergarten to 12th

grade. Troops are organizing now, be apart of the scouting journey. For more information on girl scouting or to join call Lisa Levesque, registrar, at (860) 747-9599 or

Skatepark meeting set The skatepark committee will meet Thursday, Oct. 8, 6 p.m., in the upstairs of the Recreation Department building, 50 Whiting St. Anyone interested in learning more about the skatepark that will be built in Norton Park is welcome to attend. For information, call Kris Dargenio, (860) 747-1965 or email

Karate business ribbon-cutting On Monday, Oct. 5, noon, there will be a ribbon-cutting for Connecticut Daidokan located at 2 Whiting St. The new karate business is owned by Robert and Kim Wallace.

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Choral Society Players present ‘One Body, Two Many’

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Cast members gather during a rehearsal of ‘One Body, Two Many’ that the Plainville Chorale Society Players will perform Friday, Oct. 9 and Saturday, Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m. at the Middle School of Plainville. The play was written by member Mike Fox.

It could be safe to say that we all look at the world as black and white. Seems like there’s no deviation, it’s good, it’s reliable, it’s there. However, it’s not perfect as Sean O’Neil, (Mike Fox) a successful American nightclub entertainer finds out when he decides to take his act “across the pond” to France. His buddies Pete and Satch (Dave Brown, Foster White) and his sister, Maureen (Maureen Deming) accompany him on this new venture. On opening night, at the very start of his monologue, he feels ill, is rushed to the hospital and is placed in the hands of a skilled, but quite inebriated surgeon, Dr. Joubert (Len Wishart) who performs an operation that “sacre bleu” could shake up the American Medical Association. His dedicated assistant, Nurse Corday (Sara Fabrizio) becomes sympathetic to Sean because of the operation’s outcome. During this gender-bending farce, he meets some interesting French locals. Madam C. (Lola Wishart), Madam D. (Pat Lachmund), owners of the hostel where Sean and his entourage are staying, and impresario Pierre Purdom (Jim Lawrence), owner of a rather dubious circus, and Vivienne (Sharon Admundsen), his rather jealous ‘mon amor’. Steven Saunders (Ed Wishart), an American attorney, hopes to bring sanity and justice to the injustice done to Sean. This is Mike Fox’s second authoring of a comedic play, the first being “Radio Daze” performed by PCS Players in 2007. Performances will be at the Middle School of Plainville, 150 Northwest Drive, on Friday, Oct. 9 and Saturday, Oct. 10, starting at 7:30 p.m. both nights. Tickets may be obtained from any member of the Plainville Choral Society; The Plainville Senior Citizens Center; and Saints Restaurant in Southington or call (860) 747-5695 or at

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Plainville Briefs Woman’s Club plans outlet trip

Foster Adoptive Mission will be holding a Foster Care and Adoption Open House on Thursday, Oct. 1 in the Community Room of the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., at 6 p.m. People are welcome to stop by to learn what they can do to help children in foster care. FAM is a federally funded community collaborative whose mission is to find safe, nurturing homes for children in the Connecticut foster care system and to provide support for families after licensure. The Open House is free of charge and results in no further obligation. For information, contact FAM at (860) 949-4061 or w w w. f o s t e r a d o p t ive m i s

The Woman’s Club of Plainville is planning a trip to Wrentham Village Premium Outlets in Massachusetts Saturday, Dec. 5, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost is $27 per person. There are more than 100 stores including Lindt Chocolate, Waterford Wedgwood, Calvin Klein, Guess and Polo Ralph Lauren. For reservations, send a check made out to “Woman’s Club of Plainville” to Linda Roche, 2 Kristin Lane, Plainville CT 06062.

Woman’s Club sets Guest Night The Woman’s Club of Plainville will meet Tuesday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m., at Clarion Hotel, Bristol, for Guest Night. The club usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month at Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill. For information, e-mail



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The Plainville Citizen Thursday, October 1, 2009

Faith Briefs Annual pork roast dinner

The Annual Pork Roast Dinner will be held Saturday, Oct. 3, from 4:30 to 7 p.m., at the Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill. Tickets are adults $12; children 5 to 12 $6; and under 5 free. As in the past, people can donate a ticket to serve someone who otherwise would not be able to attend. For more information or to make reservations, call the church at (860) 747-2328.

Shoebox project begins at church

Trinity Covenant Church, 59 Trumbull Ave., will be collecting for Operation Christmas Child. Each year, Operation Christmas Child delivers millions of gift-filled shoeboxes around the world for boys and girls who are suffering because of war, natural disaster, poverty, illness or neglect. Trinity’s Congregational Care Commission is inviting anyone to fill a standard-sized shoebox – or boxes – with toys, school and art

supplies, personal hygiene products, candy, gum, lollipops, sunglasses, socks, caps, T-shirts, jewelry, small picture-books, etc. The shoeboxes can be filled and brought through mid-November to the church. For more information, contact Ruby Harper at (860) 747-3391,

Halloween, harvest event Trinity Covenant Church, 59 Trumbull Ave., will be having a Halloween and harvest hospitality at the church. The Trumbull Avenue neighborhood teems with children on Halloween, and the group wants to make Trinity a welcome site. The lawn will be decorated and candy will be given to children and cider to the thirsty. The group invites participants to prepare by donating bags of candy, apple cider (fresh, pasteurized), cups with lids for cider, decorations like pumpkins, corn stalks and hay bales. Deadline is Friday, Oct. 30. For more information, call the church at (860) 747-0059 or


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Church of Our Saviour events On Saturday, Oct. 3, at 10 a.m., on the front lawn of the Church of Our Saviour, 115 W. Main St., Blessing of the Animals will be held. Pets should be brought on a leash or in a crate to be blessed in the annual pet blessing in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. All pets welcome. Pet refreshments and treats will be given away. On Sunday, Oct. 18, at 1 p.m., Rhythms of Grace, a church service for children with special needs and their families, will be held. This service resumes on the third

Sunday of the month at the church. It combines Bible storytelling, therapeutic crafts and a time of Holy Communion for all. Those who have felt uncomfortable coming to church are welcome at this inclusive, informal service for all ages. Also on Sunday, Oct. 18, at 4 p.m., Salvation Road will be in concert. Tickets in advance are $12 and $15 at the door. People should bring a canned good to benefit the Plainville Community Food Pantry. A free reception will follow. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (860) 747-3109.

Pasta supper at church An all-you-can-eat pasta supper will be held at Our Lady of Mercy Parish Center, 19 S. Canal St., on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. The menu includes penne pasta, homemade meatballs, salad, Italian bread, cake and beverages. Tickets prices are adults and teens $8; children ages 6 to 12 $5; and children ages 5 and under free. For tickets, call (860) 7930738.

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Gregory Johns Gregory M. Johns, 53, of Newington, husband of Pamela (Dichner) Johns, died Sept. 23, 2009, at home. He was born Nov. 14, 1955, in Bristol, and was a son of the late Charles and Helen (Wisnieski) Johns. He was raised and lived most of his life in Bristol where he attended Bristol schools and had resided in Newington for the past two years. He was a Vietnam veteran, serving in the United States Army. In addition to his wife, he leaves a daughter and son-inlaw, Rebecca and Javier Martinez, of Plainville; two brothers, Charles Johns Jr. and Jeffrey Johns; a stepson and daughter-in-law, Michael and Tammy Tillotson, and their children, Alyssa Nicole and Michael Nicholas Tillotson; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, Gary Johns; and a sister-in-law, Debra Johns. The funeral was held Sept. 28, 2009, at Funk Funeral Home, Bristol, followed by a graveside service and military honors at St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol. Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 45 Ash St., East Hartford, CT 06108.

Two groups for grieving Visiting Nurse Association of Central Connecticut conducts a bereavement support group series on Tuesdays, at VNACC’s Hospice and Palliative Care office, 58 W. Main St., Plainville. For information, call (860) 793-3011. The Hospice of Bristol Hospital also offers a “Coping with Grief ” support group for adults who have experienced the death of someone close. For information, call Betty Burgess at (860) 585-4752.


Thursday, October 1, 2009 — The Plainville Citizen

Obituaries Barbara Fitzmaurice

Stanley Kurpiewski Jr.

Barbara B. (Bergeron) Fitzmaurice, 65, of Plainville, died peacefully at her home Sept. 22, 2009. She was born on Aug. 31, 1944, in Hartford, the daughter of the late Albert and Marjorie (McCann) Bergeron. She was born and raised in Plainville, graduating from Plainville High School in 1962. She was a dedicated employee for eight years working as an administrative assistant at the University of Connecticut Health Center. Outside the office, she enjoyed writing articles for The Plainville Citizen, focusing on faith and providing her personal touch on life. Her commitment to being active in her community continued through her help at the Plainville Community Food Pantry for more than 10 years. In her free time, she loved to read and spend time with her daughters. She was proud of her two girls that she raised and enjoyed the times she shared with them, especially Thanksgiving in New York City. She will be truly missed by all whose hearts she touched. She is survived by her loving daughters, Kimberly Fitzmaurice-Hyman and her husband, Kristopher, of New York City, Heather Barry, of Boston; her sisters, Carol Kaine, of Plainville, Beverly Brazee and her husband, Wayne, of Tacoma, Wash.; and her uncle, Gordon McCann. The funeral was held Sept. 26, 2009, at Bailey Funeral Home, Plainville. Burial was held privately and at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Plainville Community Food Pantry, 54 S. Canal St., P.O. Box 233, Plainville, CT 06062.

Stanley J. Kurpiewski Jr., 67, of Newington, beloved husband of Kitty (Gola) Kurpiewski, died Sept. 21, 2009, at Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain campus, with family by his side. He was born in New Britain, son of Ida and the late Stanley Kurpiewski Sr. He was a graduate of Plainville High School and lived in Newington for more than 40 years. He spent many years as director of Col. John Chester Fife & Drum Corps, and enjoyed many friendships as a result. He looked forward to traveling with Kitty and meeting their “RV friends” each winter in the warmer states. He loved his role as Grandpa and Pop-Pop, and could often be found cheering on his grandchildren at their sporting events. He is survived by his son, Ken Kurpiewski and his wife, JiSoo, of New Hyde Park, N.Y.; his daughter, Linda Holden and her husband, Jeff, of North Granby; and four grandchildren, Paige, Adam, Stephen and Timothy. The family would like to thank the staff at both Hospital of Central Connecticut and Newington Healthcare for their loving care. The funeral was held Sept. 24, 2009, at Newington Memorial Funeral Home, Newington. Interment was private. Memorial donations may be made to Newington Volunteer Ambulance Corps., P.O. Box 310061, Newington, CT 06131.

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Joan J. Weber, 76, of New Britain, died Sept. 24, 2009, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain Campus. She was born in Portland and was the daughter of the late Alexander and Alice (Grabowski) Woroniecki. She worked as a paraprofessional for the City of New Britain Board of Education for several years. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church, New Britain. She is survived by her beloved husband of 53 years, Milton A. Weber, of New Britain; her son, Charles M. Weber and his wife, Colette, of Portland; her two daughters, Wendy J. Weber, of Rocky Hill and Beth A. Weber, of Plainville; her three sisters, Roseann Cornelli, Lillian Dorval and Sandra Carey, all of New Britain; several grandchildren, including Samantha and Jill Weber, both of Portland; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held Sept. 26, 2009, at the Paul A. Shaker/Farmingdale Funeral Home, New Britain, followed by a Mass at St. Francis of Assisi Church, New Britain. Committal service and final resting place was in Fairview Cemetery, New Britain.

Margaret Casciello Mottola, 97, of Southington, formerly of New Britain, died Sept. 26, 2009, peacefully with her family by her side. She was born March 11, 1912, in P l a i nv i l l e , daughter of the late Ferdinando and Saveria Maria Casciello. She was the beloved wife of the late Jacob J. Mottola. She was a member of the Calendar House of Southington. She was an avid bowler and a team member of the Calendar House bowling league until her early 90s. She also attended arts and crafts classes and was especially talented in needlework and fabric arts. She enjoyed equally the solitude of knitting and crocheting or the gregarious conversations she would have with family and friends. She loved life and people and was loved by all who knew her. She is survived by a daughter, Peg Mottola, of Cromwell; two sons, Frederik Mottola, and his wife, Patricia, of Cheshire, and Gary

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A Mass was held Sept. 30, 2009, at St. Aloysius Church. Burial was private. Memorial donations may be made to Southington Care Center Activity Fund, c/o Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave., Southington, CT 06489.



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Letters to the Editor Endorsing GOP candidate

To the editor: I have known Andrea Saunders for 13 years. She is a caring, concerned and intelligent person. Andrea and her husband Scott have a son who is now grown, but who used to attend the Plainville schools. Having been both a resident with and without children in the school system, I believe she is able to place herself on both sides of school concerns. She is able to remain fair and unbiased when listening to various view points presented about important issues. She forms her opinions and conclusions only after considering all facts and views presented. Andrea would be a valuable member of the Board of Education. She has a bachelors degree in accounting, which would be helpful when participating in decisions during the yearly budgeting process. She would add a new perspective and innovative ideas for maximizing the responsible use of taxpayer dollars, while still providing a quality and important education for our youth and future adult citizens. Please join me in voting for Andrea Saunders as one of our Plainville Board of Education members in the upcoming election. Daphne Adams Plainville

Looking forward to next Spirit Walk The Plainville Citizen 333 East St., Unit 1 — P.O. Box 57 Plainville, CT 06062 Managing Editor – Robert Mayer Asst. managing editor – Robin Lee Michel Associate editor – Ken DiMauro Sports editor – Nick Carroll Advertising manager – Christine Nadeau Advertising sales – Doug Riccio

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Government Meetings

Thursday, Oct. 1 Bicycle Friendly Committee, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Insurance Commission, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Senior Citizens Committee, senior center, noon. Monday, Oct. 5 Town Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7 Inland Wetlands Commission, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8

Clean Energy Task Force, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Recreation and Park Board, 50 Whiting St., 7 p.m. Recycling and Solid Waste, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13 Capital Projects Building Committee, library, 6:30 p.m. Downtown Beautification, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Library Board of Directors, library, 7 p.m. Planning and Zoning, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m.

To the editor: This past weekend, I went with my husband and daughter to the Spirit Walk at the Old East Street Cemetery. I thank the Plainville Historical Society for doing such a fine job recreating the lives of those people buried there. The actors were great storytellers and really made our local history come alive. We can’t wait until next year’s walk! Francesca Heap Plainville

Thank you to everyone

To the editor: The Plainville Community Fund would like to thank everyone for their contributions to the Roast for Kenneth Gnazzo. Ken Gnazzo Plainville

Plainville Town Services Emergency numbers Ambulance – Fire – Police: 911 Municipal services Municipal Center, 1 Central Square, Plainville Hours: Monday to Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to noon. (860) 7930221. Police Plainville Police Department, 19 Neal Court, Plainville Non-emergency phone: (860) 747-1616. Fire Plainville Fire Department, 77 W. Main St., Plainville Non-emergency phone: (860) 747-4660.


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Water bottles added to state bottle bill on Oct. 1 Water bottles can be redeemed for a nickel beginning Thursday, marking a significant expansion in Connecticut’s bottle bill law that has the potential of removing nearly 500 million of the plastic containers from Connecticut’s waste stream each year, Gov. M. Jodi Rell announced Sept. 29. “You cannot go anywhere these days without seeing someone carrying a bottle of water. They are a staple of every day life, but unfortunately, also a staple of everyday littering,” Rell said. “For almost 30 years, our bottle bill has kept billions of bottles and cans of soda or beer from our landfills. Now we

can build on that success by diverting even more plastic out of our waste stream. “This new law is now reflective of modern times and the incredible popularity and consumption of bottled water. It makes absolute environmental sense,” Rell said. Adding on water bottles and other non-carbonated beverages to the bill is the first major change in the history of the state’s bottle bill, established almost three decades ago. The law is intended to keep hundreds of millions of non-biodegradable plastic bottles out of the state’s landfills and into the recycling stream where they

can be reused for other products. The state Department of Environmental Protection estimates that 500 million water bottles are sold in Connecticut each year. While the expanded bottle bill was approved by the State Legislature and signed by the governor in February, it does not become law until Oct. 1. Unclaimed deposits — called escheats — will return an estimated $17 million in water bottle purchases to the state. The original “bottle bill” took effect in Connecticut Jan. 1, 1980. It required a 5cent deposit on bottles or cans of beer, soda and other carbonated beverages. The

Funding coming for special education Gov. M. Jodi Rell announced Sept. 23 that all Connecticut cities and towns have received federal stimulus funding to improve their special education programs. Plainville will receive the following entitlements: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part B gets $553,144 and Federal Preschool Final American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 gets $21,859. “These funds address critical special education needs in our schools and also will help put money back into local economies by hiring staff and purchasing new equipment,” Rell said. “Municipal-

ities and school districts are operating with bare-bones budgets in this recession and these funds will certainly provide some relief without having to shift the burden to local taxpayers. The flexibility of these grants will allow most districts to use some of the funds to offset local costs in other education programs. “Our public school districts make a major contribution to the public welfare by preparing thousands of exceptional persons to participate as citizens of this state and as members of society,” Rell said. “These funds will provide a much

needed injection of cash into our towns so that local special education needs will not go unmet.” The special education grants are offered through the U.S. Department of Education through the ARRA of 2009. The funds are awarded through a formula grant application administered by the state Department of Education. Grant amounts range from $7.4 million for Hartford to $15,000 for Union. The funding is from the federal IDEA. As the nation’s special education law, IDEA serves approximately 6.8 million children and youth with disabilities.

We’d love to hear from you! With the election season approaching, The Plainville Citizen will publish letters endorsing candidates in the Oct. 8, 15 and 22 issues. The Plainville Citizen election guide will be printed in the Oct. 22 issue. Letters focused on the election for the Oct. 29 issue will be restricted to non-controversial subject matter such as a ride to the polls or a position statement of the candidate without mentioning their opponent. Letters can be sent to: The Plainville Citizen, 333 East St., Plainville CT 06062; fax (860) 410-1859; or e-mail A name, address and daytime telephone number (for verification only) are required. Letters, limited to 600 words, must be received by noon Monday to be considered for publication on Thursday. Only two letters from the same writer will be published each calendar month. The Plainville Citizen reserves the right to edit letters. For more information, call The Plainville Citizen at (860) 410-1857.

new law exempts water bottles or other non-carbonated water beverage products in containers 3 liters or larger, containers made from high density polyethylene and containers produced by manufacturers who bottle and sell less than 250,000 non-carbonated beverage containers a year and who obtain an exemption from DEP. Connecticut is one of 11 states in the nation (California, Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Oregon and Vermont) that requires deposits on beverage containers. Although specific provisions may vary state to state, all 11 states have a sys-

tem where consumers are charged a small deposit on a container at the time of purchase, which is rebated to the consumer when the empty bottle is returned. “A generation of Connecticut residents has grown up with recycling as the law of the land. They’ve learned to pick up, pack up and properly dispose of bottles and cans,” Rell said. “Adding water bottles to the recycling mix instead of our landfills is a natural move.” For more information on the new bottle bill and recycling in Connecticut, visit and click on the Materials and Waste Management link.

Plainville Briefs Registrars to correct voter enrollment

A preliminary list of voters who are eligible to vote in the upcoming municipal election has been posted on the bulletin board in the main lobby of the Plainville Municipal Center, 1 Central Square. Also posted are a list of inactive voters and a list of voters removed as a result of the voter canvass. If a person’s name is on the removed list in error, he or she should contact the registrar’s office as soon as possible for reinstatement to the active registry list. The same applies for voters who have moved within town or have changed their name since the 2008 election. Voter registration sessions are set for Saturday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The last day to register is Tuesday, Oct. 27. Forms are available at the registrar’s office, room 203, at the municipal center or at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., or residents may call the registrars office and have a form sent to them. Registrars Jean Lombardo and Beth Gasparini can be reached at (860) 793-0221, ext. 255 or 256.

Police comment on bus accidents

Following questions raised at a Board of Education meeting, Sgt. Charles Smedick, head of the traffic division of the Plainville Police Department, provided information on bus accidents during the past year in town. Only two of these accidents involved minor injury. The first was April 16 on Granger Lane where the bus driver struck a utility police in a church parking lot. The second incident occurred Sept. 4 when a Dattco bus struck a bicyclist on Johnson Avenue. In both of these cases the bus drivers were cited, according to Smedick. Three of the accidents were buses striking stop signs or no parking signs and did not involve injury. The last one was a rear-end collision on Northwest Drive at Camp Street where the bus struck the rear of a vehicle. “The Dattco driver was at fault,” Smedick said. “Minor accidents involving school buses are normal, especially in parking lots or school lots. I don’t see any reason to be concerned. Especially when you consider the police investigated over 600 motor vehicle accidents during the same period,” Smedick said.

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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.

Bowling league posts results

Photo courtesy of Southington Care Center

At the Southington Care Center, Avery Santoro and her dog, Feona, pose for a photo at the Jane Haze Memorial Dog Show held Sept. 12. Dogs participated in contests such as best trick, best costume and best singer. The Rev. Victoria Triano blessed the dogs, and Southington Town Councilman David Zoni served as emcee. The event was held to promote the benefits of pet therapy and to honor Jane Haze, a woman who died several years ago while trying to rescue her dog.

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Foxwoods bus trip The Plainville Senior Citizens Center, 200 East St., is offering a bus trip to Foxwoods on Thursday, Oct. 8. The cost is $17 per person and includes transportation, casino bonuses and driver’s gratuity. The bus leaves from Our Lady of Mercy, 19 S. Canal St., at 7:30 a.m. and returns at approximately 5:30 p.m. Register at the senior center between 9:15 and 10:15 a.m. For information, call the center at (860) 747-5728.

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The Plainville Senior Citizens Center Bowling League announced Senior Citizens Center Bowling League results for the week of Sept. 14: High bowler, women — Mary Jane Dumais, 182 . High bowler, men — Frank Robinson, 244. Ham bone club — Frank Robinson and Mary Jane Dumais. Turkey club — Frank Robinson-2, Mary Jane Dumais, Al Cassella, Bernice Baylock. Split club — Ronald Patry, Frank Robinson, Helen Marinelli, Tina Wishart, Len Wishart, Paul Bell, Bernice Baylock, Faith Fabrizio, Nellie Talbot, Raymond Giroux, George Boucher. 200 club — Frank Robinson, 244; Paul Bell, 202; Ron Jablonski, George Boucher. The league is still short

four bowlers to have 14 teams. The league meets at Laurel Lanes, 136 New Britain Ave., Plainville, Mondays, at 1 p.m. The cost is $7.25 per person per week, which includes three games of bowling, shoes, open bowling discount card, automatic scoring and free weekly beverage. Bowlers of all abilities, including beginners, are welcome to join this fun league. For more information or to join the league, contact Frank Robinson, bowling league president, at (860) 7472918.


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inviting crafters to sell their products at the annual Craft Fair that will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fee to purchase space at this event is $25. The fair is advertised throughout the community in the senior center’s monthly newsletter and local newspapers. Applications are available at the senior center. For more information, contact Ronda Guberman at (860) 747-5728.

From Memory to Memoir From Memory to Memoir, writing and preserving a life story, will be taught by Susan Omilian, published author and writing coach, at the Plainville Senior Citizens Center, 200 East St. on Fridays, Oct. 9 to Dec. 4 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The instructor will show how to turn memories of significant events in life into a memoir. Tips include how to get started, get organized and complete the project as well as information about pictures and documents to include and how to self publish the story. No previous writing experience necessary. The cost is $16 for the series. For more information or to register, call the senior center at (860) 747-5728.

Exercise for arthritis Mulberry Gardens, 58 Mulberry St., Plantsville, invites participants to a six week course entitled, “Exercise for Arthritis�; a course focusing on safe and active movement for improving range of motion and strength for people with arthritis and other chronic conditions. The course runs on Tuesdays, until Oct. 20 at 3:15 p.m. Participants do not need to have arthritis to take part in this course. The cost is $20. To RSVP, call instructor and exercise physiologist, Julie Bugaj, (860) 276-1020, ext. 1119.


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Senior Happenings Senior emotional health outreach Wheeler Clinic’s Senior Emotional Health Outreach Program, 91 Northwest Drive, Plainville, is expanding its services to include a new care-giving component. A grant from United Way of West Central Connecticut expands the four-year old program, now known as the Senior Emotional Outreach Plus Care Program, to provide in home psychiatric services, care management, community education and helpline telephone access for seniors in Plainville, Bristol, Plymouth and Burlington. It is a collaboration of three partnering agencies: Wheeler Clinic, Care Management Associates (a division of Connecticut Community Care), and the Greater Bristol Visiting Nurse Association. Some the of the free SEHOP-CP services include: inhome psychiatric nursing care; in-home consolation and assistance in identifying needed services; 24 hour, seven days a week mental health and referral hotline: (860) 7473434; assistance with entitlement program applications; coordination of services needed to help seniors stay at home; an on-line comprehensive resource guide listing local care agencies, resources and other senior specific services available at For information regarding the program and eligibility for a particular senior, contact Care Management Associations at (860) 314-2266 and ask about SEHOP-CP.

Computer class series to begin

Course II - Introduction to Computers is a six week course being offered on Wednesdays, Oct. 21 to Dec. 9, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. This course is for those who already have some confidence on the computer or who have taken Course I. Course II will explore the capabilities of the personal computer, touch on spreadsheets, databases, and word processing. The cost for Course II is an active SeniorNet membership and $20 for senior center members and $30 for non-members. The senior center is offering a seven-week workshop on Digital Photo Editing for seniors on Mondays, Oct. 5 to Nov. 23, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Participants will learn how to edit their digital photos with the ArcSoft PhotoStudio program. Students will be taught how to improve poor photos, retouch and clone photos, use special effects, import, edit and save photos from a digital camera and print and share photos along with other tips. The book used provides detailed instructions on the program’s basic techniques. No SeniorNet membership is required to take this course. The cost is $30 for senior center members and $45 for non-members, which includes the book which students get to keep. SeniorNET courses require SeniorNET membership. The annual SeniorNET membership fee is $40 per person, payable at class sign up. Class fees include a SeniorNET manual and practice disks that the students can keep. For information, call t(860) 747-5728.

Volunteers needed Volunteers are needed to sell raffle tickets for the annual quilt raffle that is held at the Plainville Senior Citizens Center, 200 East St. If anyone would like to help, call Ronda at the senior center at (860) 747-5728.

A seasonal influenza clinic will be held Monday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Our Lady of Mercy Parish Center, 19 S. Canal St. This is not for the H1N1 influenza. Seasonal influenza vaccinations will be offered at no cost, to those who meet at least one of the following eligibility qualifications: Plainville resident 50 years of age and older. Any municipal employee including school, fire, police personnel. Plainville residents ages 18 to 49 with a chronic illness which include but are not limited to: diseases of the heart, kidney and lung, asthma, diabetes, anemia, cancer and weakened immune systems. People should consult with a primary care doctor and obtained a note signed and dated by a licensed physician identifying the patient with their

name, address and date of birth, as “high risk” shall be provided to clinic personnel. Plainville residents who will be pregnant during the flu season. Adult household contacts and caregivers of the following: Plainville residents less than 6 months old, residents with a chronic illness and residents who are not vaccinated. Those residents who are on Medicare Part B must bring their card to the clinic. Everyone must show proof of Plainville residency. Consent forms will be available in advance at the Plainville Health Department, 1 Municipal Square; the Plainville Senior Citizens Center, 200 East St., and the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. For more information, call the health department at (860) 793-0221, ext. 219.

Walk of Life honors loved ones Thousands of area residents have contributed to the development of the Walk of Life in New Britain’s Walnut Hill Park during the past 15 years. They’ve honored loved ones affected by breast cancer and helped to raise funds through the purchase of the event’s nearly 4,000 bricks or the benches that dot the way. Now, a new initiative will ensure its preservation for future generations. A new Walk of Life Endowment Fund has been established by Rosemarie Burton, who was one of the organizers of the walkway along with members of The Northeastern Region of Soroptimist International of the Americas. The Soroptimist mission is to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and across the world. During the past 15 years, the group sold the bricks and benches to raise money originally for the Komen Race for the Cure and more recently for the Connecticut Breast Health Initiative’s Race in the Park, which is held each year in New Britain. The new fund, which will pay for upkeep of maintaining the area, will be administered by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain. To kick off the endowment fund, the Soroptimist group is selling another 500 bricks to add to the walk. Each 8 x 8inch engraved brick may be purchased for $100. To order a

brick, contact Rosemarie Burton at (860) 224-9113, or by e-mail at For more informa-

tion, contact Ann Bova at (860) 229-6018, ext. 302 or visit the foundation’s Web site at

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The Plainville Senior Citizens Center, 200 East St., is offering computer classes. Course I-Computer Fundamentals, is being offered on Tuesdays, Oct. 6 and 13, from 9:30 a.m. until noon. In Course I, participants will expand on the knowledge they gained in the free course, learn about windows, editing documents and how to save and use documents on a hard drive or flash drive. The cost

for Course I is an active SeniorNet membership and $10 for senior center members and $15 for non-members.

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Health Briefs

Forum’s focus on recovery Free labyrinth walks on Oct. 16

Photo courtesy of Community Health Affiliates

“Celebrating Recovery,” a free public forum, sponsored by Community Mental Health Affiliates’ Substance Abuse Action Council was held Sept. 15 at Connecticut Clearinghouse in Plainville. At the event were, from left to right, Victor Incerti, CMHA vice president of residential services; Marlene McGann, SAAC director; and the Rev. Kapriel Mouradjian, SAAC community liaison. Attendees celebrated September as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month and heard stories of hope from those in various stages of recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, and gambling addiction.

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The University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Ave. in Farmington, invites the public to take a journey across time, faith, cultures and traditions by walking a labyrinth Friday, Oct. 16. A replica of the famous labyrinth carved into the floor of the Chartres Cathedral in Chartres, France, will be in place in the health center’s Keller Lobby from 9 a.m. to noon as part of the Fifth International Symposium for Ayurveda and Health. The labyrinth is an ancient meditative tool with origins in India and is practiced throughout the world. Walking the labyrinth is believed to help balance and calm the mind. The “petit Chartres” labyrinth is painted in the colors of the chakra, the traditional Indian medicine concept representing the seven major energy centers of the body. The guided labyrinth walks are free and no registration is required. For more information, visit http://cas

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The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s 2009 fall Health Wisdom Lecture Series is held in the New Britain General campus cafeteria. Lectures begin at 6:30 p.m., with light refreshments at 6:15. Lectures are free, but reservations are required. For more information and to reserve a seat, call toll-free (888) 224-4440. “Feeling the Pressure?” will be held Wednesday, Oct. 21 with David Borzellino, licensed marriage and family therapist, and director of the hospital’s Outpatient Psychiatry and Behavioral Health programs. He will show people how to recognize and handle stress, anxiety, depression and other emotional effects of the eco-

Harvest dance to kick cancer Relay For Life of Plainville will be hosting a Harvest Dance on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 8 p.m. to midnight, at the Plainville Dance Hall, 161 Woodford Ave., Plainville. The cost is $10 per person and includes music all night and pizza. Guests can bring their own bottle. Ticket proceeds will go towards 2010 Relay For Life of Plainville team fundraising goals. For tickets or information, contact one of the 2010 Relay For Life tri-chairwomen Donna McCarty at (860) 6282604; Tammy Wyman at (860) 747-6293; or Jenn Shorette at (860) 261-4168.

Society seeks help at marathon The American Cancer Society is the official benefactor of the 16th Annual ING Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon set for Saturday, Oct. 10 at Bushnell Park in Hartford. Volunteers are needed for one or two hours to assist the cancer society. Individuals at least 16 years old and groups are welcome. For more information about volunteering, contact Kate Kerrigan at or call (603) 340-0686.

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joined the fight against influenza and is sponsoring a flu clinic at the church on Wednesday Oct. 21, from noon to 2 p.m. The flu shots provided will be free with Medicare B, otherwise a $25 fee will be charged. Flu shots for the 2009 flu will be provided; if the H1N1 vaccine is released by Wednesday, Oct. 21, it will also be available. This is open to the public and is on a first come, first served basis. For more information, call the church at (860) 747-3109.

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Health Briefs Mosquito monitoring Concerned that mosquitoes carrying potentially deadly Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus have been showing up in an increasing number of Connecticut communities, Governor M. Jodi Rell directed state health and environmental officials on Sept. 16 to closely monitor the situation and provide timely and detailed updates to her and local leaders. “Through our statewide mosquito trapping program, we have determined that the virus has now been identified in human-biting mosquitoes. It is essential that citizens take every precaution to avoid mosquito bites over the next few weeks and that means trying to avoid going outdoors at dusk when mosquitoes are most active,” Rell said. The virus has also been detected in several Northeast states, including 12 Connecticut towns (although not Plainville) and there has been a human case in New York and one in New Hampshire. In addition to EEE, the state has also identified West Nile Virus-positive mosquitoes in 11 towns in Connecticut this year.

Healing and arts program on Oct. 6 The George Bray Cancer Center will hold its 8th Annual Healing and the Arts program Tuesday, Oct. 6. Registration is at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is at 6 p.m. Singer and songwriter Jana Stanfield will present a musical program after dinner. For information about the dinner, contact Marcian Anderson at (860) 224-5299

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Bristol Hospital announces events Bristol Hospital Wellness Center, 842 Clark Ave., offers various classes. Some of the classes have a fee while others are free. For more information, call InfoLink at (860) 585-3661 or visit Start dates are: Thursday, Oct. 8, 6:30 to 8 p.m., breast health program, “How to Talk to Your Child about Your Diagnosis,” free. Call (860) 314-2087. Friday, Oct. 9, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., an eight-week writing class entitled, “From Memory to Memoir: Writing and Preserving Your Life Story,” $60. No experience required.

or have made a significant lifestyle change to impact their health, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call (860) 224-5433. Oct. 15: Lunch & Learn, “My Aching Back,” with speaker Todd Zendzian, noon to 1 p.m., at the Bradley Campus. For more information, call (860) 276-5293. Oct. 17: Sibling class, presentation and tour of the Family Birth Place for sisters and brothers of the new baby. Offered one Saturday each month, noon to 1 p.m. Call (860) 224-5433. Oct. 18: Family Birth Place Tour, held one Sunday each month, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Call (860) 224-5433.

Pet therapy classes forming Delta Society Pet Therapy classes are forming at Mulberry Gardens of Southington. Class begins in late September. For more information, call Lori Spencer, activities director, at (860) 378-3917.

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Falcons Nest 307 in Southington held in August a pasta fundraiser for the Petrocione family of Plainville, with many local businesses donating food or raffle prizes. Tom Petrocione was involved in a crash on I-95 in June and was in Bridgeport Hospital recovering from second- and third-degree burns. Two off-duty firefighters, who risked their lives to save him, also attended the dinner. Pictured, from left to right, are firefighter Ed Taylor, Petrocione’s wife, Nancy, his father, Jerry, and firefighter Mike Milano. Falcons’ members Mike O’Hala, Cheryl Derr and Mike Calabrese organized the event and raised more than $5,500 to help the family with expenses.

Hospital offers various classes The Hospital of Central Connecticut offers various classes at its New Britain and Southington campuses. Visit the Web site and click on happenings for further details. To register or for more specific information, call (860) 224-5278. All classes are offered at the New Britain campus unless an alternate location is listed. Upcoming classes include: Oct. 5: Lamaze class, meets weekly Mondays and Wednesdays, 7 to 9:30 p.m., for six consecutive weeks. Registration required. Call 2245433. Oct. 5: Vascular screenings are performed every Monday between 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Screenings are painless, noninvasive tests and can check for abdominal aortic aneurysms and peripheral vascular and carotid artery diseases. Appointments must be made. Call (860) 224-5193. Oct. 6: Cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose screening for adults who have never had these conditions checked

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A free lecture in Spanish about weight loss surgery will be presented Tuesday, Oct. 13, 6 p.m., at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain Campus, with Dr. Carlos Barba. Tiene preguntas acerca de la cirugía para la pérdida de

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Fishing derby registration — Registration for the Conservation Commission’s annual fishing derby will be held Thursday, Oct. 1, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Municipal Center, and Friday, Oct. 2, 9 a.m. to noon, at the police department on Neal Court. The event, which is open to children up to age 15, will be held Saturday, Oct. 3, from 7:30 to 10 a.m., at Paderewski Park. Foster and adoption open house — Foster Adoptive Mission will be holding a Foster Care and Adoption Open House on Thursday, Oct. 1, 6 p.m., in the community room of the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. People are welcome to stop by to learn

about helping children in foster care. FAM is a federally funded community collaborative whose mission is to find safe, nurturing homes for children in the Connecticut foster care system and to provide support for families after licensure. The open house is free of charge and there is no obligation. For more information, contact FAM at (860) 949-4061 or



Fife and Drum Corps — The Connecticut Patriots Senior Ancient Fife and Drum Corps meets Fridays at 7 p.m. at the Middle School of Plainville, 150 Northwest Drive. For information, contact Phyllis Thompson, P.O. Box 243, Plainville, CT 06062 or call (860) 621-6090. Fishing derby registra-

tion — Registration for the Conservation Commission’s annual fishing derby will be held Friday, Oct. 2, 9 a.m. to noon, at the police department on Neal Court. The event, which is open to children up to age 15, will be held Saturday, Oct. 3, from 7:30 to 10 a.m., at Paderewski Park.



Annual Pork Roast Dinner — The Annual Pork Roast Dinner will be held on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 4:30 to 7 p.m., at Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill. Tickets are adults: $12; children 5 to 12: $6; and under 5: free. Tickets are now on sale. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the church at (860) 747-2328. Blessing of the Animals — On Saturday, Oct. 3 at 10 a.m. on the front lawn

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of the Church of Our Saviour, 115 W. Main St., will be Blessing of the Animals. Pets should be on a leash or in a crate to be blessed in the annual Pet blessing in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. All pets welcome. Pet refreshments and treats will be given away. Country dance — The New England Western Dance Association invites the public to join them at a smoke-free Country Dance on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Dance Hall, 161 Woodford Ave., Plainville, from 7 to 11 p.m. Members are $8 and non-members are $11. There will be dance instruction, DJ music, coffee and doughnuts are included and a cash bar. For more information, call (860) 276-8241. Fishing derby — The Conservation Commission is having its annual fishing derby for children on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 7:30 to 10 a.m., at Paderewski Park. Plainville children up to age 15 are welcome. The event is free and participants must be accompanied by an adult. Prizes will be given in several categories. Sign-ups will be available Wednesday, Sept. 30 and Thursday, Oct. 1, 6 to 8 p.m., at the municipal center, and Friday, Oct. 2, 9 a.m. to noon, at the police station on Neal Court. Town transfer station open — The Town Transfer Station on Granger Lane is open Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and is for Plainville residents only. Identification is required. For more information, call the Physical Services Department, (860) 793-0221, ext. 208.

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The Art League of Plainville held its first meeting Sept. 14 at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. Election of a secretary completed the slate of officers for the year. Pictured, from left to right, are Dee Krampitz, treasurer; Nancy Giudice, president; Barbara Murphy, secretary; and George Nowak, vice president. The group usually meets on the second Monday of the month, 6:30 p.m. at the Plainville Public Library; however because of the Columbus Day holiday, this month’s meeting will be held Oct. 19. For more information, contact Giudice at (860) 747-3703.

The Plainville Citizen Thursday, October 1, 2009


‘Cutting for a Cure’ — Studio 466, located at 466 East St., will present “Cutting for a Cure” Sunday, Oct. 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will benefit research on MPS III Sanfillippo B Syndrome, a genetic disorder affecting Rhianna Logan, of Plainville. Rhianna, who will be 17 in October, requires full-time care

and is no longer able to attend school. Her condition continues to deteriorate, she is unable to speak or walk, and she requires a full-time feeding tube. The “cutathon” will offer a wash and cut for $25, kids’ cuts for $20, mini-facial or mini-pedicures for $25; manicures for $15; and brow waxing for $12. There also will be a bake sale and raffle. To make an appointment, call (860) 747-9466. Picnic and (root) “beer fest — The Citizens and Property Owners Association of Plainville is planning a picnic and (root) “beer” fest for Sunday, Oct. 4, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the pavilion in Paderewski Park. There will be food and door prizes. Contributions will be accepted. For more information, call John Kisluk, president, at (860) 747-3542.



Athletic Backers Club — The monthly meetings of the Plainville High School Athletic Backers Club, for the 2009-10 school year are held on the first Monday of the month at PHS cafeteria, 47 Robert Holcomb Way, at 7 p.m. The group encourages everyone who would like to support Plainville High School athletic programs to attend; supporters do not have to be a parent of a high school student to participate. Plainville Choral Society — The Plainville Choral Society rehearses Mondays, 7 to 9:30 p.m., at the Gloria Dei Church, 355 Camp St., Bristol. For more information, call Mal Cummings at (860) 747-5695 or Maureen Deming at (860) 559-9781. Rotary Club — Plainville Rotary Club meets at 12:15 p.m. Mondays at J. Timothy’s Taverne, 143 New Britain Ave. For information, call Guy Doyon at (860) 793-4113. Read a full calendar of events at


Thursday, October 1, 2009 — The Plainville Citizen

Aroostook, Maine paintings on display

Nutmeg TV Channel 5 Thursday, Oct. 1 5:00 Sea of Glass 6:00 The Singing Doctor 6:30 Polski Express 7:30 Space Age Times 8:00 Club Fitness 8:30 World in Conflict 9:30 Stop Bitchin’ 10:00 InfoWar Friday, Oct. 2 5:00 Ahoy! Pirates! 5:30 Tailspin Tommy 6:00 Once Upon a Story 6:30 Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Science 7:00 Family Worship Church 7:30 The Struggle 8:00 Cruising In Connecticut 8:30 Connections 9:00 Beyond Violence 9:30 Drugs-R-Us 10:00 Bey Special Saturday, Oct. 3 5:00 Tai Chi 5:30 Power of Pentecost 6:00 Eh Scoopine 6:30 Connecticut Valley Winery 7:00 Old Tyme Fiddlers 7:30 A Knight’s Polka 8:00 The Green Thumb 8:30 Focus Part 1 9:00 Racing Action Today 9:30 Plainville Choral Society 10:00 Bar Chat 10:30 Taiwan Culture Sunday, Oct. 4 5:00 Joyful Sounds 6:00 True Vine Victory Hour 7:00 The Singing Doctor 7:30 My Kind of Town: Swine Flu Update 8:00 Energy Healing 8:30 Sacred Journey 9:00 Walking in God’s Word 9:30 Nzinga’s Daughters 10:00 Hot Flash 10:30 Sharing Miracles: Diabetes Monday, Oct. 5 5:00 Music Matters 5:30 New Life International 6:30 Polka Time 7:30 Ask Father Ed 8:30 Plainville Memories 9:00 Movie: The Terror Tuesday, Oct. 6 5:00 Leave a Legacy

5:30 My Hope 6:00 Ukranian TV 7:00 The Cake Lady 7:30 Chinese Art 8:00 Chinese Herbology 8:30 Rock Cats 9:00 Cash in at Home 10:00 House of Virtuous Women 10:30 History ReDiscovered Wednesday, Oct. 7 5:00 Bible Believers Broadcast 5:30 Ashur Assyrian American Association 6:30 Lutheran Table Talk 7:00 Camera’s Rolling 7:30 Food for Life 8:00 Business Buzz 8:30 He Calls You by Name 9:00 Food for Thought 9:30 In Focus 10:00 The Evening Show Thursday, Oct. 8 5:00 Sea of Glass 6:00 The Singing Doctor 6:30 Polski Express 7:30 Space Age Times 8:00 Club Fitness 8:30 Our World in Conflict 9:30 Stop Bitchin’ 10:00 InfoWar Friday, Oct. 9 5:00 Ahoy! Pirates! 5:30 Tailspin Tommy 6:00 Once Upon a Story 6:30 Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Science 7:00 Family Worship Church 7:30 The Struggle 8:00 Cruising In CT 8:30 Indian Rock 9:00 Beyond Violence 9:30 Drugs-R-Us 10:00 B.E.Y. Special Saturday, Oct. 10 5:00 Tai Chi 5:30 Power of Pentecost 6:00 Eh Scoopine 6:30 Gardening in Connecticut: Orchids 7:00 Old Tyme Fiddlers 7:30 A Knight’s Polka 8:00 The Green Thumb 8:30 Focus: Part 2 9:00 Racing Action 9:30 Plainville Choral Society 10:00 Bar Chat 10:30 Taiwan Culture

Channel 96 Thursday, Oct. 1 TBA Friday, Oct. 2 6:30 New Britain Town Council Saturday, Oct. 3 8:00 Political Statements Sunday, Oct. 4 8:00 Political Statements Monday, Oct. 5 8:00 Political Statements Tuesday, Oct. 6 5:00 Plainville Town Council Meeting 8:00 Political Statements Wednesday, Oct. 7 8:00 Political Statements Thursday, Oct. 8 8:00 Political Statements Friday, Oct. 9 8:00 Political Statements Saturday, Oct. 10 5:00 Plainville Town Council Meeting 8:00 Political Statements

Channel 95 Thursday, Oct. 1 6:30 Central Educator 7:00 Colonial Williamsburg Friday, Oct. 2 7:00 Central Authors Saturday, Oct. 3 6:00 Mum Parade Sunday, Oct. 4 6:00 Learn To Read 9:00 Federal Substance Abuse Program Monday, Oct. 5 6:00 Mum Parade Tuesday, Oct. 6 6:00 New Britain Board of Education 8:00 Educational News Parents Can Use Wednesday, Oct. 7 6:00 Berlin Public Forum Thursday, Oct. 8 6:30 Central Educator 7:00 Colonial Williamsburg Friday, Oct. 9 7:00 Central Authors 7:30 Taiwan Culture Saturday, Oct. 10 6:00 New Britain Board of Education

Jitters offers photo show On Friday, Oct 16, from 6 to 8 p.m., and Sunday, Oct 18, from 4 to 6 p.m., at Jitters Coffeehouse, 1273 Queen St., Southington, George Query’s “It’s Rainin’ Rock ‘N Roll” photography show will be on display.. On his fifth birthday, show photographer/presenter George Query received a Brownie camera. Query became an avid photographer having since put together a photo Query archive. Fifty years and several cameras later, Query has captured world-renowned musicians and bands, presidents and professional athletes. For more information, call Jitters at (860) 747-1100 or visit

Oil paintings by Harriet Libby Bitar, depicting goneby years of the Aroostook County, Maine potato crops, will be on display at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., during October. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 1 to 3 p.m. There will be landscapes of expansive fields being harvested by basket and barrel, autumn-colored trees, potato houses and paintings of large fields full of summer potato blossoms. During October, “diggin’” in Northern Maine is in full swing, Bitar said. The many people who have moved to Connecticut from that area have likely given the season more than a passing thought. The potato harvest in that region, also known as “picking” or “digging,” was a large part of anyone’s life in Aroostook County because everyone worked in the fields; no one was excluded. Schools were closed so that children and adults joined in crews to get the crops in. Nowadays, the harvest takes place with large machinery and the human element is almost extinct, Bitar said. Bitar grew up in Aroostook on a potato farm and picked for as far back as she can remember. “Every fall my mind drifts back to the sound of the first basket of potatoes being poured into the wooden barrel on a frosty, cold morning,” she said. “I just had to get the scenes I remember so well onto the canvas.”

Painting by Harriet Bitar

The artwork of Aroostook County, Maine, painted by Southington resident, Harriet Bitar, is the featured exhibit during October at the Plainville Public Library. Upon moving to Connecticut in 1988, Bitar found a groundswell of people from her native Aroostook County, who had relocated to the area when Idaho marketed its potato crop and caused the Maine industry to falter. Seeking work, thousands of

people came with their strong work ethic and were welcomed by Pratt and Whitney, General Electric and other businesses looking for those who didn’t mind hard work. For information, call the library at (860) 793-1446.

Entertainment Briefs Country dance The New England Western Dance Association invites the public to a smokefree country dance on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 7 to 11 p.m., at the Dance Hall, 161 Woodford Ave. and Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Franco-American Club, 40 Barlow St., Bristol. Members are $8 and nonmembers are $11. There will be dance instruction, disc jockey music, coffee and doughnuts, and a cash bar.

For more information, call (860) 276-8241.

Happenings at Hill-Stead The First Sunday Estate Walk will be held Sunday, Oct. 4, 2 p.m., Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Road, Farmington. A leisurely fall walk led by Betty Collins will be through Hill-Stead’s Sunken Garden, meadow, wooded trails and former orchards, with historic tidbits about life at Hill-Stead along the way. Free to members or

with museum admission. On Thursday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m., there will be an art lecture: Impressionism and the Mod ern Landscape. On Sunday Oct. 11, noon to 4 p.m., HillStead will have Hay Day. Visitors can build a scarecrow find treasure in a hay stack, explore the estate on a guided walk or hitch a ride on a horse-drawn wagon. Toe-tapping tunes by Connecticut’s Old Tyme Fiddlers, creative crafts making and homemade treats round out the fun. It will be held rain or shine.


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, October 1, 2009

Owners of local business celebrate customers, longevity By Brian Woodman Jr. Special to The Citizen Thirty-year-old Sunjay Mavani, the owner of Jim’s Grocery and Deli, announced with pride that his only business has operated under its current name for 14 years. Mavani, a former New Jersey resident who bought the business on May 7 after working for the U.S. Postal Service, said the building at 361 Woodford Ave. has operated as a grocery store and delicatessen for 60 years under different names. The business draws customers from surrounding towns such as New Britain and Bristol as well as the general neighborhood. The operators said a large number of town employees will come to the business during their breaks.

“It’s a nice, small town,” Mavani said about why he selected Plainville, where he also lives. “Everybody knows each other. I also really enjoy the customers, some of who have been coming for generations.” They also appear to like him, some of them sharing jokes as they came in on Thursday morning, Sept. 24 to order food that they ate outdoors on adjacent picnic benches. The familiarity between the operators and the customers is reinforced by employees who have worked there for several years. “I’ve been coming here forever — probably 55 years,” said local resident Barbara West. Julie Giano, the manager and a Plainville resident, also joked with customers as she prepared their orders. Giano,

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Sliders Grill & Bar, located at 38 New Britain Ave., in Plainville, and locations in Berlin and Plantsville, will be conducting a food drive to benefit Bread for Life food pantry in Southington. For every non-perishable food item donated, Sliders will donate an additional item. Restaurant hours are Sunday through Thursday, 11 to 12:30 a.m., and Friday and Saturday, 11 to 1:30 a.m. The collection will end Oct. 31. For information, e-mail

The Plainville Citizen Thursday, October 1, 2009

CitizenSports Plainville High School alumnus Caitlin Sawczuk, pictured in action recently, is having a memorable senior season at Springfield College. At press time, Sawczuk had netted four goals for the 5-2-1 Pride. Sawczuk excels in the classroom, as well. A Dean’s List student, she has completed her undergraduate courses, and is six semesters away from attaining her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Photo by Matt Leidemer

Former PHS soccer star thriving on and off the field By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen Former Plainville High School soccer star Caitlin Sawczuk is making her final collegiate campaign a memorable one. The Springfield College forward, a team captain, netted two goals in her team’s seasonopener, and recently, tallied her fourth goal of the year. Sawczuk’s play hasn’t gone unnoticed. Last month, the senior earned New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Player of the Week accolades, and was named her school’s Maroon Club Athlete of the Week. With Sawczuk leading the way, Springfield College is having a good year. The Pride got off to a solid 5-2-1 start this fall, and has been ranked as high as 18th nationally among Division III programs. But Sawczuk and her teammates are far from satisfied. Their goal this season is to repeat as conference champion, which would propel the team into the NCAA tournament for the fourth time in five years. Sawczuk, a four-year varsity player, gets high praise from Springfield College coach John Gibson. “She is quick and strikes the ball hard. She works very hard in practice, games and the classroom. She

has improved a lot over her time here and now holds the ball up really well and plays better with her back to goal,” he said of the 5-foot, 4-inch forward, who has scored on half of her shots this season. “She is an excellent student and a great person. She is a major asset to the team, although she comes in a small package!” As her coach pointed out, Sawczuk excels away from the field, as well. A dean’s list student, she completed her undergraduate courses this past spring, and is six semesters away from attaining her doctor of physical therapy degree. Down the road, she plans to work in a hospital and specialize in the neurological aspect of physical therapy. PHS athletics director John Zadnik is not at all surprised that Sawczuk has been so successful — she’s been a go-getter since he’s known her. “Caitlin excelled in both soccer and track at Plainville High School. She won the William Cassidy Memorial Award as the most outstanding senior athlete in the Class of 2006. She also stood out in the classroom and in the school community. Academically, she was ranked in the top 10 in her class. She was also a three-year member of our Student-Athlete LeaderSee Sawczuk, page 28


Soccer teams halt losing skids By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen During Week 1, the defense was there for the Plainville High School boys soccer team, but the offense was not. And the result was a pair of heart-breaking 1-0 defeats, one coming in doubleovertime. But the Blue Devils have righted the ship. The locals had things working on both sides of the field last week as they defeated Berlin, 1-0, and Maloney, 4-1, to even their record at 2-2. “Typically, on any team, the offense is the last thing to come along,” Plainville coach Tim Brown said. “I knew we’d start scoring

goals. We’ve just got too much talent not to.” “I was never worried, never concerned,” the third-year head man added. Rob Ciotto gave the Blue Devils their winning margin against Berlin, scoring from 35 yards out in the first half. Plainville’s defense made the lead stick. Berlin coach Dave Francalangia said the match was a tale of two halves. The Blue Devils dominated the first 20 minutes of play. With Plainville tiring, the momentum shifted to Berlin in the second half, but still, the Redcoats were unable to get on the board.

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Plainville High School’s Rob Ciotto, right, battles a Berlin player for the ball last week. Ciotto scored against Berlin, and the Blue Devils prevailed.


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, October 1, 2009

Blue Devil Notes

Plainville High School cross country coach Shaun Berard has headed up several programs over the years. So it means something when he says the Blue Devil boys’ performance against Bristol Eastern and Maloney last week “was perhaps the best team effort I have ever seen as a coach.” Plainville bested both opponents that afternoon to improve to 3-1 on the year. The Blue Devils’ Mike Rottier finished second overall, and the locals’ No. 7 runner, Steve Bruno, out-ran Bristol Eastern’s No. 5 guy. Nick Giuliani, Andrew Daniels and Josh Foster also performed well for Plainville. “Since Day 1 they have molded together as a team, and this is the easiest team to coach,” Berard said of the Blue Devils. “Seniors Alex Salazar and Steve Bruno are the best pair of captains I have ever had, and their leadership has brought the team closer and made this season very easy to coach.” Berard indicated that the work his guys put in during the off-season is paying dividends. “Many of the guys ran over the summer, and they are seeing a difference between last year and this

year as far as their speed and ability to run more miles in practice,” he said. “Right now, it looks as if we are a top three team in the conference, and I can’t wait to see the guys rematch Berlin at the conference meet,” Berard added. “If they keep running like they did the last meet, then we may actually have a shot at Berlin and Bristol Central.” Against Bristol Eastern and Maloney, Plainville’s Maile Mirmina finished third overall. Due to low numbers, the Lady Blue Devils are unable to generate a team score. The Plainville High School football team fell to 0-2 on the season with a 42-8 loss to East Catholic. Brian Lister scored the Blue Devils’ lone touchdown on a 40yard run in the fourth quarter. After dropping its first three matches of the season, last week, the Plainville High School volleyball team righted the ship and knocked off Middletown, 3-0. PHS coach Steve Compson knows how it feels to suffer through a winless season; he experienced a 0-16 campaign as an assistant with the Lady Blue Devils just a few

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Thursday, October 1, 2009 — The Plainville Citizen

Youth Sports Colts football Tiny Mite North East Produce 36, Wolcott 12: Led by captains Dominic Chambrello, Reno Lausier and Jonathan Crockett, Plainville improved to 4-0. Scoring for the victors were Jeffrey Davis (2), Mason Sarra, Christian Collin, Heaven Valentin and Adam Buckley. The touchdowns were made possible by the blocking of Nate Czermcha, Adrien Marcos and Nathan Johnson. Defensively, the victors were led by Torayl Dale and Brody Hite. Midget Manafort Brothers falls to Wolcott: Plainville was led on both sides of the ball by Jeffrey Zigenhagen. Latroy Dale, Jaeden Laccocco and Zack McCloud also turned in good performances for the Colts, who dropped to 2-2 on the season. In other action … Gnazzo’s Food Center won its Mighty Mite game, 20-0, and improved to 3-1 on the year … Farmington Savings Bank fell 19-0 in Junior Pee Wee action, and is 1-3 on the season … Ferguson Electric lost its Junior Midget matchup, 24-6, and is 13 on the year.

Plainville United Soccer The Plainville Soccer Club invites the community to support Plainville United Travel Soccer by attending one of the upcoming home games at Norton Park.

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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, October 1, 2009 the ball as much as I used to, and I have to rely on my foot skills more now as opposed to just my speed and shot before.” Sawczuk indicated that Wrona helped prepare her for the college game. Wrona’s intense sideline manner is not for everyone, but Sawczuk, for one, thrived under the veteran coach’s tutelage. “I like his coaching technique,” she said. “I also feel that he helped me to always push myself to do better while I was in high school. He always offered me constructive criticism and was willing to talk to any coach, at any time, in order to get me where I wanted to be as far as colleges went.” Competing in the rough and tumble Northwest Conference during high school strengthened Sawczuk’s game as well. The now defunct NWC offered stiff challenges for teams. “Playing in the Northwest Conference introduced me to very strong players,” Sawczuk said. “We played against some of the best teams in the state, including Farmington and Berlin. Competing with some of the best players in the state made me a better player.” Sawczuk’s post-high school plans were to study physical therapy and to continue her soccer career. She looked at several schools, including Quinnipiac University, Sacred Heart University, and the University of Hartford, but Springfield College felt like the best fit for her

Sawczuk Continued from page 25 ship Team and a two-year member of the Connecticut Association of Student Leaders,” Zadnik recalled. “The two characteristics that most impressed me about Caitlin were her amazing work ethic and her unparalleled determination and desire to succeed.” In 2005, as a high school junior, Sawczuk helped navigate the Plainville girls soccer team to its first state tournament victory in the 14-year history of the program. The Lady Blue Devils have qualified for the postseason every year since. “She’s one of the most important players for Plainville soccer,” PHS girls soccer coach Leszek Wrona said of Sawczuk. “She’s one of the best overall players I’ve ever coached.” A two-time all-conference player in high school, Sawczuk said her game has changed since she left PHS. For one, she has become more proactive on the field. “In high school I would play forward, and my job was usually to wait for someone to hit a long ball, up either the sideline or the center of the field, and then just chase it and try to get it into the goal,” she explained. “In college, many players are too smart for that and better with the ball in the air … Therefore, I am not chasing

both academically and athletically. “I actually did a recruiting stay with Springfield College, and after meeting the team as well as some of the PT department staff, I knew that if I got accepted to SC, it was the right choice for me,” she said. “I am still sure that I made the right decision.” As was the case when she arrived at PHS, in college, Sawczuk said the start of her freshman year was “very intimidating” soccer-wise “because the entire team knew each other and all of the freshmen were kind of secluded. After preseason it definitely got easier.”

Naturally, however, Sawczuk said the jump from high school to college soccer took some getting used to. No longer were teams staffed by one or two stars, with the rest of the roster rounded out by so-so talent. In college, all the girls can flat out play. “College soccer was different for me in that everyone that I was playing with was also one of the best on her team and most well-known in her conference in high school,” she said. “It was a lot more competitive to win playing time for each game.” Fast forward three years, and Sawczuk rarely comes

off the field on game day. And with time running out of her competitive soccer career, that’s the way she likes it. “I will miss being on a team that I consider family,” Sawczuk said. “I will also miss walking onto our game field with our music blasting and feeling on top of the world. It will definitely be hard to go from competing for so long, to sitting on the sideline to cheer others on.” But Sawczuk doesn’t plan on hanging up her cleats for good. She said, after this season, she’d like to find a soccer league where she can play just for fun.


said. And the Blue Devils’ Kevin Ciotto turned in another solid performance in net. “He’s very level-headed. He doesn’t get flustered,” Brown said of the first-year keeper. Against Maloney, Plainville jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead, but headed into halftime clinging to a one-goal edge. “I read the boys the riot act,” Brown said, “and they came out and played like heroes in the second half.” Daquan King tallied two goals against Maloney. Danny Mizura and Mike Costantini had one score apiece.

“They were all fantastic goals;” Brown said, “pretty build-up, great finish.” Brown has been impressed with Costantini, a freshman. “He plays big. He plays strong. He’s the kind of player I like — lots of guts.” After posting back-to-back victories last week, Brown is feeling good about his team. “I’m very happy with the way we’re playing,” he said. “We’re in a comfortable position” in the Central Connecticut Conference-South Division. Plainville’s junior varsity team knocked off Maloney, 31, last week to chalk up its first victory of the season. The Plainville High School girls soccer team snapped its three-game losing skid with a 10-0 victory over Maloney last week. Alyssa Martino and Jill Newton manufactured four goals apiece in the rout. The scoring was rounded out by Melissa Horan and Becky Slivinski. “Everything was clicking for us that game,” PHS coach Leszek Wrona said. Three days prior, the Lady Blue Devils lost to Central Connecticut ConferenceSouth Division power Berlin, 5-1, to drop to 0-3 on the season. Newton scored for Plainville, which trailed Berlin just 1-0 at halftime. “We lost, but we played well,” Wrona said. Overall, Wrona has been pleased with his team’s play this season. “I’m very happy. The girls are working hard,” he said. “I see, every game, the girls playing better.”

Continued from page 25 “We finally started to play, and had several opportunities, but just could not put the ball in the net. Easy chances, but for some reason, there was some sort of force field around that net,” Francalangia said. “I was pleased with the effort, but not the result.” Brown believes his defense had something to do with that perceived force field. “We stayed organized,” he


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Above, a crowd of supporters for PARC — Family-Centered Services for People with Developmental Disabilities, circle Norton Park on a path at the Sept. 26 walkathon. Far left, Alicia Rostkowki, in pink, joins in opening activities. Near right, Danny Coughlin sings “God Bless America.” The walkathon is named in honor of his mother, Helen Coughlin, one of the founders of PARC. See more photos at www.plainvi; click on PARC walkathon photo gallery.

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Melissa Ann Harper and Jeremy David Nagel were married July 11, 2009, at Heritage Trail Winery in Lisbon. Justice of the peace, Richard Calder III, officiated. The bride is the daughter of Jeff and Theresa Harper, of Plainville. The groom is the son of Gary and Debbie Nagel, of Broken Arrow, Okla. The bride was given in

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Fighting Wildfires

Firefighters Protect Our Lands Have you seen reports about wildfires in the news? In the last six years, firefighters in California have been battling more wildfires than ever. To learn more about these hardworking firefighters, The Mini Page talked to a fire chief in the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

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Upsetting the balance

Natural burning Fire is a part of the natural balance in many ecosystems. For example, in California, every part of the state used to burn an average of every 25 years. Fires help keep forests clean. They clear out the underbrush. That way, when the next fire comes, it doesn’t spread as quickly or as far. Fires are necessary to make certain seeds sprout. Without fires, many native plants won’t grow in forests and grasslands. In some areas of the wilderness, firefighters let wildfires burn. They keep a close watch to be sure the fire won’t become dangerous to people or their homes.

Firefighters try to get ahead of the fire by wetting it down and clearing out any possible fuel. By removing brush and leaves from an area, firefighters create a firebreak, or a place where they hope the fire will stop.

About 120 years ago, people started putting out forest fires. As a result, underbrush grew between the trees, creating more fuel for future fires. People began building homes and other structures closer and closer to forested areas. They planted crops in areas that might normally have acted as natural firebreaks, or places where the fire runs out of fuel. Drought, or dry, conditions, higher temperatures and high winds have also increased the risk of wildfires. Experts say the fire season is getting longer each year in California. About 25 years ago, the fire season began in mid-May. Now it begins in early April. The season is continuing longer into the fall as well.

Too great a risk There are also times when weather conditions are so dry or windy that fires would be dangerous anywhere. In these times, firefighters put out wildfires no matter where they begin.

Flames threaten a house during the Sawtooth Fire in California in 2006.

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Dangers of fighting wildfires

One firefighter drives a fire engine while others walk alongside, carrying the hose. Firefighters carry about 200 feet of hose on their backs. Firefighters may connect about 2,000 feet of hose altogether. One firefighter walks in front, spraying water with the nozzle.

Fighting fire directly

Fighting fire indirectly

To fight fires, firefighters take away heat, fuel or oxygen. Fires need these three things to burn. When firefighters go to a small wildfire, they attack it directly by pouring water right on the flames. Firefighters are aided by airplanes dropping flame retardant and by helicopters dropping water. Helicopters may land ahead of the fire to let out firefighters in hardto-reach areas. If a helicopter can’t safely land, firefighters may rappel (ruh-PEHL), or slide down, from the helicopter on ropes swaying in the air.

In bigger fires, firefighters might attack the fire indirectly. They use bulldozers, shovels, rakes or chainsaws to clear brush from the area in front of the fire, creating a firebreak. Sometimes, firefighters actually light a second fire between the wildfire and themselves. This gets rid of fuel before the wildfire can reach the area. The expression “fighting fire with fire� comes from this practice.

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Commission to evaluate PHS Fifteen educators will make an on-site evaluation of Plainville High School Oct. 25 to 28, Principal Greg Ziogas announced Sept. 28. The evaluation visit will be conducted under the direction of the Commission on Public Secondary Schools of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Chairman of the visiting committee will be Anthony Gasper, assistant principal, East Hampton High School. Gasper has had extensive experience in the association’s evaluation process. “The purpose of this evaluation visit is to review and determine from an outside professional viewpoint the extent to which the school is meeting the Standards for Accreditation. As part of the evaluation, the visiting committee will meet with all school constituents, review the school’s self-study, visit a number of classes, and examine examples of student work submitted by the school. During the comprehensive self-study, the faculty attempted to identify the school’s strengths and determined those areas in which changes would be beneficial,” Ziogas said. Gasper said, “Our purpose in visiting Plainville High School is not to criticize it but to assist the faculty in its pursuit of qual-

ity education for its students.” “The members of the visiting committee are contributing their services to the school,” Ziogas said. “This spirit of professional cooperation is one of the noted features of the New England Association. The goal of an evaluation visit is to stimulate a continuing drive for improvement in the school.” The members of the visiting committee are teachers and administrators from a variety of schools in the Connecticut and Massachusetts area. The New England Association of Schools and Colleges is a voluntary membership organization of approximately 1,923 public schools, colleges and universities, independent schools, and vocational, technical, and career institutions. Of these, more than 650 secondary schools have been accredited through the Association’s Commission on Public Secondary Schools. The commission works with individual public schools to improve the quality of education through a continuous process of accreditation and evaluation. For more information, contact Pamela Gervasio, chairwoman of NEASC Self-Study at Plainville High School, (860) 793-3220.

Education Briefs School volunteers needed for 2009-10 The Plainville Community Schools Volunteer Program is looking for adult volunteers to work with students in each of the five schools in Plainville during the 2009-10 school year. Volunteers are needed to serve as mentors, tutors, classroom helpers and more. Most volunteer program components require a one hour commitment, once a week, throughout the school year. For more information about volunteering, contact Karen Cox, volunteer coordinator at (860) 793-3210, ext. 212 or via e-mail at coxkaren@plainvilleschools. org.

Paras and tutors aid camperships District paraprofessionals and tutors chose to donate money toward camperships for deserving children to attend Plainville recreation

camps over the summer. A check from the group was presented to Dawn LaBella of the Plainville Community Food Pantry. As a result, two Plainville children were able to attend the summer camps, due to the generosity of these district employees.

Parent teacher conferences Parent teacher conferences will be held at Plainville High School, 47 Robert Holcomb Way, on Tuesday, Oct. 6, and Thursday, Oct. 8, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The day of the conferences will be a half-day and no lunches will be served. Parents have several options to sign up for a conference date with their child’s teachers. Students will receive a sign-up sheet in their homeroom to be taken home to parents to choose a time and enter it on the sign-up sheet. Parents may e-mail their child’s teachers for an appointment time. Teachers

e-mail addresses are on the Plainville High School Web site. Parents may call the high school at (860) 793-3220 to schedule appointments with teachers. Follow the voicemail prompts to access the teachers’ mailboxes.

Solar panels save money The solar panels installed at Plainville High School, Toffolon School and Linden Street School have already resulted in significant savings to the school district, according to school officials. For the last fiscal year, which ended June 30, the district avoided $31,450 in additional costs thanks to the solar panels. This total represented only a few months of operation as the solar panels were brought online toward the end of last year. Over the summer, the panels resulted in cost avoidance figures that have averaged more than $8,400 per month May through August.

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Voicing their support for the Plainville Family Resource Network are state legislators, from left to right, Elizabeth “Betty” Boukus, Christopher Donohue, speaker of the House and Thomas Colapietro. They were present at a PFRN event.

Support for local family resource network effective

The staff of the Plainville Family Resource Network received an unexpected “lesson” this summer as they continued their advocacy on behalf of Connecticut’s 62 Family Resource Centers around the state. It became clear that every voice does matter and that when voices join together there is great strength in numbers, PFRN officials said. Buoyed by the tremendous support of the Plainville community, staff members made several trips to the state capital to speak with legislators along with representatives from other resource centers around the state. The tremendous volume of calls and e-mails from families and citizens in favor of funding the resource centers sent a clear message to those making the important decisions on the state budget, according to PFRN staff. Call after call, letter after letter, the message was repeated - Family Resource Centers are integral “bridges” between the home and school, building success for Connecticut’s schools. Plainville’s town slogan, “Small but mighty,” aptly describes the way town citizens rallied to this cause. An Advocacy Night and press conference brought hundreds of people to Linden Street School. It was a powerful lesson to see that the dedicated efforts of concerned citizens were successful in letting Gov. M. Jodi Rell, state and local legislators know how important and valued these programs are. Those at Plainville Community Schools know that through their family resource experience here, children come to school ready and excited about learning, and their parents are empowered participants as well, connected to the school system. The Plainville Family Resource Network is especially appreciative of the support of Town Manager Robert E. Lee, Town Council members, Board of Education members and the many champions that believed in and aided the program such as Kathleen Binkowski, superintendent of schools, state Rep. Elizabeth “Betty” Boukus and Kirby Deegan, town councilman. — Plainville Family Resource Network


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BMW Z3 16” Rim w/Michelin tire. 225/50ZR1692W. $100 firm. (203) 634-9336

The Jewish Childrens Fund CHEVY S10 LS 2002- Ext. cab. 4 cyl, ABS, AM/FM/CD stereo, AC, good cond. Cruise. B.O. on Kelley Blue Book of $7,455. Call (203) 271-9860 9am to 1pm or 7pm to 9pm.


1 DWARF Hamster with cage $15. 2 w/o cage $5ea. 203-631-9373 BULLDOGS, Chihuahuas, Boxers, Boston Terrier, Yorkies, Beagle, Labs, Pit Bulls, Poms, Basset Hounds, Maltese. $150+ Call 860-930-4001 BUNNY for sale!!! Mini Lop 17 weeks old. $25 Call (860)3423522 FREE to good home. (3) doves & rabbit only with cage. Call 203-537-8795 GOFFIN Cockatoo, handsome male, 5 years old with cage. Good temperament, affectionate, very playful. $600/OBO Call 860-268-6495 Can’t keep! HORSE BOARD Wallingford. Few stalls available. Geldings only. Individual daily turn out. Self/full care. For info call (203) 294-9313 HORSE STALLS FOR RENT. 3 stalls, 12x12 each, available with pasture, Middlefield, easy access, rough board (self care). Refurbished barn. Each stall $200/mo. (860) 349-9558 HORSE Stalls Now Available in quiet, family-oriented barn bordering miles of trails in Durham. Grass ring & paddocks, quality feed & care. $350/month. (860)978-1726 OLD ENGLISH SHEEPDOG Puppies. AKC. Excellent dispositions. Ready October 21. Taking deposits. $700. Vet certified. 1st shots & wormed. (603) 835-8555 PUG PUPPIES - Purebred 1st shots. Parents on premises. Very lovable. Home raised. $850. 203-213-5189 RAGDOLL KITTENS- Blue eyed beauties, rabbit-like fur, TICA registered. SBT. Vet checked. 1st shots. Taking deposits. $550. Please call 860-329-9893 TABLE-, Kitchen table has 2 leaves, good cond. $50. Call Paul at (203) 379-6187

TRAILER HITCH fits 96-04 Pathfinder with Haynes repair manual. $75.00 203-265-1070

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CONSTRUCTION EQUIP & TOOLS DOOR Pre-hung. Approx. 38x80. Never used. No knots. $95. (203) 237-2583 leave message

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES 14 ANTIQUE chairs. Mostly mahogany/oak 75.00 203-6391002 3 PIECE Patio bistro set. $30. call (203) 237-6807 3 Year Old Refrigerator. White. $100 Call 203-440-5230 8 DRAWER Dresser with mirror, lingerie chest, cherry finish. Very good condition. $100. (203) 440-9832 COUCH, tan, clean Can deliver. $70 860-682-4435 CRIB, White, tubular metal converts to toddler bed $50.00 203-671-9297 SHEETS- Twin size, eyelet trim. New. $8. Call (203) 237-8004

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES FISHERMAN’S Antique Wicker Folding Chair $50.00 Call 203265-5920

FRIGIDAIRE stackable washer and dryer immaculate $500; Frigidaire 8,000 BTU window air conditioner $100; Sharp 10,000 BTU stand-up air conditioner, needs hose, vent, mounting bracket $100; Lakewood portable radiator $25. Aaron (860) 681-7632. “HAIER” compact refrigerator. Excellent condition. $30. Please call 203-284-8383 KING Size Bed Complete - $50. Call Mike (203) 415-7182 LEATHER recliner-rocker green. $95. Call after 5:00 PM 203269-9830 LIVING room set-2 couches, rolling coffee table & (2) end tables. $250. Call 203-235-2859 anytime MAGIC Chef chest freezer w/book. 2 years old. $75.00. Call (860)560-6320 MOVING! Dining Room set, hutch, table, (2) leafs, (6) chairs, $975. Portable floor model 9000btu A/C, like new, $250. Electric stove, $50. Window A/C, $50. 203-715-3923 NAVY Blue Leather Couch. Like new $90 Call (203)237-5242 anytime B4 6:00pm

NEW GE Kitchen gas stove, 30inch. $100. Whirlpool Refrigerator. $50. 5 yrs old. 18 cu. ft. (860) 582-4655 ROCKING CHAIR- Maple, solid wood with ottoman, $60. 2 burreaus. $30 each. (203) 2376807 SECTIONAL couch 4 pcs. 1-w/bed. Taupe multi - $100 Call 203-237-7174 SETOf Sturdy Wooden Bunk Beds. Good condition. $75. (203) 238-9805 SMALL Chest Freezer. Excellent condition. $75 or best offer. Call (203) 639-9545 TILE Top Table With 3 refinished chairs - $100. 24” ZENITH TV - $50 (203) 237-0153

Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators & Stoves CLEAN Will Deliver (203) 284-8986 WOOD Futon. Good condition. $75. (203) 237-6807 WOOD kitchen table 5X3 with 4 chairs. Good condition. $50. Call 203-444-2787

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 2 ADJACENT BURIAL PLOTS at St. Stanislaus Cemetary, Meriden. $800 each. Save $400! Call (603) 476-8299 50 CLASSIC horror DVD’s. Most of the DVDs never opened. $80. Call 203-634-9336 AMERICAN Copper Full comforter set, $45.00 203-686-1564 CHAIR Swivel rocker, green, comfy. $20. 860-628-9824 CHAIR- Folding, cloth, strong, by Blue Cross. $6. (203) 2372583 leave message CRAFTSMEN 16”Scroll saw and table. Used once. $90. Call 203-630-0841

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE CRYSTAL Salad Bowl with set of six serving bowls. $25. (203) 440-3919 DALE JR Budweiser #8 life sized cardboard cut out. $30. (203) 630-0708 FIREPLACE TOOLS Grate & log holder. Black & brass. $75. 203-265-2725 FOUR 1952 Abrams Color Print Art Books $40.00 Call 237-0912 FREE Hagstrom swing set. You haul away. Call 203-815-9050 for details FULL-SIZE Oak baby crib (no mattress). $30 Call 860-276-9698. HAIER Mini Refrigerator with freezer White great shape $60. 203 980-9618 KLM unibody dimension specification charts ‘80 to ‘99. Foreign domestic. $99. 860-224-7209 LEAPSTER L-Max with cable, backpack carry case and 4 cartridges. $40 or best offer. Excellent condition. Call (203) 235-2784 MAGIC TREE HOUSE BOOKS. EXCELLENT CONDITION. $15. 203-235-2784 ONE ROUND Window. 24 inches. Brand new. $95. Call (203) 2352024 PICASSO VanGogh and more art books. 1952-rare Asking $40. 203-237-0912 PROFORM CROSSTRAINER $95 (203) 634-0474 SCREENED TOPSOIL, 16YD MINIMUM, DELIVERED $25 PER YD CALL 203-272-3166 TANNING BED $99 (860) 828-6433 WINEMAKING Equipment Barrels, bottles, jugs and much more. Call (860) 346-2427


DAYTON oil fired warm air furnace. Used only (2) seasons, 100,000BTU, beckett burner, multi speed blower motor. Great deal $250. 860-398-1195

WOODMASTER/Coalmaster stove made by Suburban. $100. Very good cond. 203-265-7297

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH 2 BOYS’ Bikes. 1 Mongoose, 1 Magna. 20”. $5 & $15. (203) 238-4478 AB CHAIR - Brand new. $50. Call anytime. (203) 639-9772

PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION. 1 Session only, $100. Group discount available! Call for next class 203-415-1144 SPORTS ILL 1973-2003. B. B. Digest 1975-2008 $50 or best offer. 203-537-0550 WEIGHT SET includes bench, bar, and 293lbs. of weights, $35. 203-265-3738.

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES BEANIE Babies assorted $1.008.00 each. Call 203-237-7174 if you need any

COMPUTERS & OFFICE EQUIPMENT BROTHERS Word ProcessorWP2410 Accessories & manual. $70. (203) 634-4209


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, October 1, 2009

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HOUSES FOR RENT MERIDEN. Small 2 BR recently remodeled home, no util, no pets, no smoking, w/d hookup. Section 8 OK. $950/mo plus 1 mo sec dep. 203-600-0988

Brand New Beautiful 1 Bedroom Apartments in Berlin For Active Adults 55 and better

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

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GREAT PC! HP M7360Y LOADEDw/upgrades. 3G Ram, TV Tuner, Media Center. 500 G storage - expandable w/Personal Media Drive plug & play to 750g to over 1.5 Terabyte. Multiple card input front & back USB & firewire. Much more. Moving-must sell.won't last long. $650 203-294-4651 OFFICE manager style chairblack. Never used. $35. Call 203-671-0104

ELECTRONICS RCA Wireless headset for tv pc with vol control. $20 Call 203-687-5381


$ ALWAYS BUYING! $ 1 item to entire estate! Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 South Orchard St. Wallingford. Mon-Sat. 9:30-4:30.


WANTED TO BUY ANTIQUES WANTED - 1 Item or an Estate. Estate sale service provided. Seeking: Meridenmade items, lamps, paintings. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025 FISHING TACKLE. Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Call Dave anytime 860-463-4359

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS 2 DRUMS 12” tom-tom, 14” floor tom. Only $75. Call 203-634-0809 PIANO - Cherrywood, Console style, Ivory keys, Story and Clark, good condition. $450 or best offer. 860-621-6649 PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS Drums & Percussion, Trombone, Euphonium, Baritone Horn, Trumpet, Piano, Improvisation. Consultation/First Lesson Free! Exp’d & certified teacher in convenient Kensington loc. Call Bob 860-357-2638 PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS. Many different instruments offered. Beginners to Advanced. Experienced music teachers. Call Sarah or Mark 203-235-1546 Fall openings available.


UPRIGHT Barrett piano- FREE. You take away. (203) 537-0550

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

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MERIDEN Crown Village 1 BR, 3rd flr. Heat & HW incl. $750/mo. Sec & refs. No pets. Call Andrea, Maier Property Management (203) 235-1000 MERIDEN- 1BR, sec bldg. No pets. Sec dep-credit check. $800 per month. 203-376-1259 MERIDEN- 2BR, 1 1/2 bath w/garage. $950/mo. 306 Brittania St. Call Alex 203-213-3162 or George (917) 696-2869 MERIDEN- 2BR, laundry room, 1 car gar., A/C. No pets $950/mo + dep. 203-235-9214 SOUTHINGTON Clean 2 BR, 1 Bath, Gas Heat. Close to shopping & highway. No pets. Available November 1. $800/mo plus utils & sec. 860-877-4735 WLFD 2BDRM. 1+2 baths, Pilgrims Hbr. Townhse. 1450 sq.ft. Closets! Storage! Deck! Pool, Golf, Tennis. Move In Ready! $1,400/mo. Call 203927-6745

APARTMENTS FOR RENT CHESHIRE Quiet country setting near Rte 10 (Minutes from I-691) 1 BR $850, 2 BR $950 both including h/hw. Sec & Ref. No pets. Call Debbie at 860-398-5425

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden - Studio apts $650. Heat & HW incl. + sec. Avail. immed! 203-938-3789 MERIDEN - 3 & 4BR APT, 2nd flr, 1 mo. sec. + 1 mo. rent. References, no pets. Section 8 or other programs approved. (203) 464-6273 MERIDEN - 5 room, 2 Bedroom, 3rd floor, newly remodeled, off street parking, no pets, $800 plus utilities, references. 203671-9644 MERIDEN - CLEAN 1 ROOM EFFICIENCY $450. Utilities included. 2 mos security. Credit check req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN 1 bdrm w/walk in closet, AC. New kitchen, appliances, carpet, tile and paint. Off st. park. Includ. Heat and HW. Laundry and pool available $750 + Sec. dep. Barberino R. E. 203-265-7534 PLAINVILLE- Small, quiet apt. Security, background check, no pets. (860) 793-6672 evenings.

MERIDEN 2BR, 1 bath, unfurnished. Clean, Large Off-street parking. Ready for you to move in! Free Heat! $795/month. No Pets. Betty 203-443-5548 MERIDEN 2BR, 1st lr, updated. Basement storage space. So. Colony St. Yard. No pets, separate utils, sec. $800. Call 203809-4627 MERIDEN 3 Bdrm, 2nd fl. No pets. No smoking. Available October 1. Large yard. Recently remodeled! $950/month & 1 month security. Call 203-317-0360

Meriden 3 BR Apt 1st floor, newly renovated, appliances, off st. parking. No pets. $950/mo. 203-815-8335 MERIDEN 3 BR LR, DR, Kitchen. 3rd floor. Balcony, storage. Clean. No pets. Call 203-4400751 leave message.

MERIDEN 32 Cook Ave.

Studio & 1 BR Apts. $600/Studio & $650+/1 BR New owners. Remodeled. Heat & Hot water incl. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 3BR Off-st parking. Clean. Freshly painted. New carpet. Move-in condition. $950 +sec. (203) 237-4000

MERIDEN 3BR, 2nd fl unfurnished. Clean. 1-yr lease. On-site management. Very affordable! 31 Twiss St. $850/mo, 1st, last & sec 203-630-2719 stove & refrig. MERIDEN 3BR. 1 bath, unfurnished. 1st flr 1-yr lease. Wood St. New carpet & paint. Available now. Washer /dryer hookup. $950+ Sec. Call 203671-2672

MERIDEN EFFICIENCY Fully Furnished. BR/LR combination w/full kitchen & private bath. $575/mo. Sec. & lease req. Call 203-238-9772 MERIDEN LG. 2BR, 1st fl 1350 SF. Lg kit. & DR, w/d hkup, off st park, back yard. 223 Camp St. $950/mo. Section 8 approved. No pets. 860-982-6585

Meriden Studio Apartments Available 80 East Main St. Small Studios - $450 Lg Studios $500 Property Max 203-843-8006 MERIDEN STUDIOS - $650 1BRs - $750 2BRs - $850. Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841 MERIDEN- 2BR, 5 Rooms. 1st floor ($895) & 3rd flr 2BR, ($775). Stove and refrig. Storage area. Yard. Off st parking, quiet. Sec req. 860-841-6455.

MERIDEN- 1BR, 1406 Hanover Ave. With appls, parking & laundry. No pets. 1 yr lease. 1.5 month security. $695/mo. 203265-7094 MERIDEN- Hubbard Park- 2BR, central air/heat. 775 West Main St. $925/mo. Tony 203213-8468/ 203-296-4975 MERIDEN- Nice 1BR, 72 North First St., Apt 4. Parking, appliances, $595. Credit, references. No pets. 203-238-1890

MERIDEN- Renovated Apartments

2 BR - $750, $850 & $950 Heat & Hot Water Included Secure building. Off st. parking. Call 203-886-7016 MERIDEN- Wallingford line, Large, Luxury 1 & 2BR condo. Laundry. Rent - $650 & $850 + utils, no pets. 203-245-9493 x 2. MERIDEN-177 Foster St. 2nd flr. Newly renovated 3/4BRs, W/D hkup, enc porch, mudrm, hdwd flrs, closet, storage, lg yd., offst park. $1,175. 203-634-3210 MERIDEN-1BR apts starting at $705/mo. Heat & HW incld. Sec. Dep. & credit ck req. Call Galleria RE for details 203-671-2223. MERIDEN-1BR, Large Rooms, Large Windows, Off-St-Parking. WD Hookup. Very nice. $650 /mo. 2 mos sec & credit check required. No pets. 203-284-0597 MERIDEN-1BRS-Starting @ $665 All appls & hot water incl. 1 & 1 mo. sec.. No pets. Coin op laundry. 1095 Old Colony Rd. Showings Sat’s 9-11am. 203-581-3620 MERIDEN-2 bdrm apt, own entrance, newly renovated, offst parking. No pets. $850/mo. Sec & refs req’d. 203-238-7133 MERIDEN-2, 3 & 5 BRs, starting at $750. Newly remod. Off-st parking. Convenient loc. E Side. No pets. 860-573-1182 MERIDEN-2BR apt. Nice area w/parking. Reduced! $795/mo. incl. fridge, stove & w/d hkup, coin op. w/d. Storage area. No utils, pets or smoking. 1 yr lease. Cr. check & refs. req’d. Sec & 1st mo. rent. 203-608-8348 MERIDEN-3BR duplex, $1100 Atkins St. 3BR, quiet location, $1000- Bailey Ave Middletown-2BR, $800 203-526-4338 MERIDEN-3BR, 1st flr, 2 family house, off-street parking 1 car. $730 per month 24 Garden Street 860-302-1304 or 860-621-2430 MERIDEN-Completley renovated. 3BR or 4BR apts. Dead-end st., quiet neighborhood, 1 parking. Section 8 approved. No pets. $1300-$1350. 203-715-3494 MERIDEN-Large clean 5Rm, 2BR, 2nd flr. W/D hookup, stove, refrig front porch, lge fenced backyard. Off-st parking Must See! $825/mo + sec. 860-690-5555 MERIDEN-Newly renovated, 2nd flr, 2BRs, granite counter tops. Absolutely gorgeous. Offst-parking. No pets. $950+ sec. Refs. 20 Howe St. 203-676-7512

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN-Studio apt downtonw on bus-line, $525/mo + utils. No pets. Sec & refs. Call 203-982-3042 MERIDEN-Studio apt on busline, downtown, W/W carpet. $600/mo inclds heat & elec. No pets. 203-982-3042 MERIDEN: Spacious 1 & 2BR apt. $650-$800, off st park. Section 8 approved. 110 Colony St. Leave Message 860-4260658 PLAINVILLE - X-Large studio apt. Fully applianced. Inc. A/C, onsite prkg, balcony. $615/mo. Call CPI 860-225-1570 (x1) SOUTHINGTON 24 High Street, 1st flr, 2 BRs. Stove, refrig, w/d hookups. $875/mo plus util & sec. 203-245-2388 SOUTHINGTON LARGE 1250 sq ft 1 BR apt. C/A. Appls, lg jacuzzi, W/D hookup in bsmt. Utils not included. Near Hospital of Central CT. 860-621-2693 SOUTHINGTON/MERIDEN Extra lg 1BR apt. Avail 11/1. Southington-Meriden townline. Sliders to deck, prvt parking, appls. Exc. area. $750/mo. Refs & sec req’d. 203-232-0968 or 203-499-7894 for more details SUPERINTENDENT Live-in position available immediately in exchange for free apartment. Location in Central CT area. Application must have good mechanical skills and good transportation. Please call (860) 225-0204 (x5).

WALLINGFORD - 1 bedroom, 3rd floor, unique layout, close to town and Route 5, off-street parking, washer/dryer hookup, appliances, trash and water. Security and references. No smoking or pets. Available now. $700 plus utilities. Call 203-269-6391

WALLINGFORD - 2 BR Large rooms, off-street parking. No dogs, 104 Meadow St. $925 including utils. 203-530-1840 WALLINGFORD - Near transportation, 5 rooms, 2 BR, 2nd floor, 2 family, off St. parking, no pets, $800 plus utilities, 203-284-1853 WALLINGFORD 2/3BR, $1065/mo. Available immediately. 203-265-6175 or 203-213-6175

WALLINGFORD 2BR/5Rm, 1st Floor. Renovated. Wall to wall carpet. Fully Applianced. Quiet in town locale. Utilities not incl. Credit & Ref req. Lease, sec, no pets. $875/month. Negotiable with terms. 203-435-6790 pm

WALLINGFORD 2nd FL, 2BR 1Bath 4RM. HDWD & Tile Kit. Newly Remdl. W/D hkup. New Appl + DW. 2 off-st. Weekly Garb. $925 + util. (203) 213-6829 Avail 10/08.

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APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD 5 RMs, 2 BR. WD hookup. Off st parking. No pets. Security. $900 per month. Call (203) 949-9976 WALLINGFORD- 1BR, 3rd flr, Large BR, kit., LR. No pets. Parking avail. $700/month + sec. Call Ed 203-376-0752. WALLINGFORD- 1BR, studio, kitchen. Stove & refrigerator included. Centrally located. $550. No pets. 2 mo security + refs. 203-265-0698 WALLINGFORD- So. Cherry St. 2BR, incl. all appls. AC, 10 ft ceilings. Like new - built 2 yrs ago! $1200/mo. 2 mos. sec. Call 203-464-8066 WALLINGFORD-1BR, 2nd Floor. Stove, fridge, heat & HW incl. $775 + sec. Call 203-430-4373 WALLINGFORD-2 BR, 1ST FLR Appliances included, new floors. No smoking/pets. Security, references. $850. Available now! 203-215-9077 WALLINGFORD-2BR, washer & dryer hookup, large yard, offst-parking. $875/mo+sec. Call 203-265-1192 Available Oct. 1. WALLINGFORD-48 Allen Ave, 1st flr, 4Rm, 2BR, off street parking, coin-op wshr/dryer, $875/mo, 1-1/2month security. Easy access I-91/Merrit Pkwy. Open Oct 1st. 203 430 6896 WALLINGFORD-Choate area. Spacious 2 BR, 5 rm, 2nd flr, appliances, hdwd floors, w/d hookup, garage. $1050 +util. 203-265-9871 or 203-269-9755 WALLINGFORD-Quiet country setting 1BR, 2nd flr, stove, refrig, patio. Credit, refs, sec. No pets/smoking. $700/mo +utils. 203-269-9755 WALLINGFORD. 3 BR, 2nd flr, lge rms, clean, off st parking, trash pickup, w/d hookup. Sec, credit ck. No pets. Section 8 approved. $1100. 86 Meadow St. (203) 265-5980, Lisa. WLFD- 2BR 2nd flr. Electric incl. Choate vic. Nice yard, off st parking. $800 + sec. Avail. 10/1. 203-640-6308

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770 WLFD-2 LG. 1BR apts in small complex, lg. kit, w/d in unit, A/C, off st. parking, convenient location. $900-$950 + utils. Yalesville Area. No dogs. Call Don at ERA Property World 203-272-6969 WLFD-2BR, Choate area. W/D hkup. No smoking/pets. Credit check + refs. $950 + utils. Call 203-376-2007 WLFD. 1BR w/stove & refrig including heat & hw. Starting at $695. No pets. Lease, sec. JJ Bennett Realty 203-265-7101 WLFD. 2 BR OVERSIZED Townhouse, applianced kitchen, lots of storage & closet space, laundry room. NO PETS. $1195. Call J.J. Bennett, 203-265-7101. YALESVILLE - 1st flr, 2BR, appls, off st. parking, no hookups, laundry room, no pets. $875. 203265-3939 Wilcox Lane.

ROOMMATES PRIVATE home in Southington. Quiet, reliable woman to share with same. Must like animals. 860-410-1731

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN 1 large & 1 small. All utilities including cable. Share kitchen & bath. No drugs. Sec. 203-440-0825 or 203-623-4396 MERIDEN-Room available. Utilis included! $115/week. Avail immediately. 203-213-8589


Thursday, October 1, 2009 — The Plainville Citizen HOUSES FOR SALE


CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE WLFD- Judd Square- 2BR, ranch, newer flooring, fully applianced, spacious C/A, pets allowed. $123,500. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904


WLFD $175,000 Handyman special; 2 family w/store front, possible 3 family house. Some remodeling done, separate utilities. Call Brian Miller 203-265-5618

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SOUTHINGTON $275,000. Priced to sell! Spacious 8room Raised Ranch. 4BRs, 2 baths, 2 fireplaces, 2car garage on 1/2acre. Exceptional property w/loads of curb appeal! Call Brian Miller 203-265-5618

MERIDEN $159,900-6rm, 2BR, 1 1/2B end unit Townhouse. FR in LL, 1car under gar, sunken LR, form DR & more. Come see and enjoy the pool and serenity! Kathy (203) 235-3300

SELL/RENT YOUR TIMESHARE NOW!!! Maintenance fees too high? Need Cash? Sell your unused timeshare today. No commissions or Broker Fees. Free Consultation. 1-866-708-3690

NORTH HAVEN Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV, furn’d. Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333 WALLINGFORD Person to share home. $130 per week. No smoking. No drinking. 203-747-1612

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GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT WALLINGFORD - North Main St. Close to center of town. Good area. $100/month, incl. elec. Sec. dep. req’d. Available immediately. 203-269-1426. WALLINGFORD North Plains Industrial Rd. Storage/Manufacturing units. 600-3000SF. Some w/bathrooms. Call for prices. (203) 269-6023 ext 303

MERIDEN: 1450 Sq. Ft. office, in modern professional building at 1501 East Main St. This well appointed building offers business tenants a great location at an affordable price, which includes all utilities, ample off street parking and convenient to 1-91 and Rt. 15. 203 281-1010 YALESVILLE- Prime office space. 1200 sq. ft. 1st flr. Major intersection. Contact Jeff 203269-5703

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL RENTALS WALLINGFORD-1,200 sqft bay avail in fenced in property. 20ft ceilings, 14x14 drs, bathrm, electric, heat & water. Great price! Call 203-272-4216

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MERIDEN $325,000 4 1BR units. Two of the apts are completely remod. Building has updated electric & plumbing and a new roof. Please see MLS#N291329 for more details. Call Annemarie 203-235-3300

WLFD Back on the market and lower price! Earn big $$ when you take over this Filipino store, restaurant, deli. Great Rt. 150 location. Many established clients. $70,000. Maria 203-265-5618

20-30 motivated individuals for full & PT work. Must be 18 & able to start right away. No exp nec. WILL TRAIN!

$475-700/week base pay Call today for an interview

860-329-0318 HVAC LICENSED Installer/Service Tech Immediate opening. Residential. Minimum B/D/S license req. Excellent wages, benefits. Billy Carlson Heating & AC, LLC (860) 621-0556 IMMEDIATE Openings! Pickers/Packers Assemblers Production Workers Forklift Operators Shipping/Receiving InfiniStaff 860-223-5100 LEGAL SECRETARY Min 5 yrs litigation exp for New Haven Area ins. defense firm. Comp. salary, med/dental.

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MERIDEN-Room for rent. $140 per week. Includes utilities, wash/dryer. Beautiful Victorian home, nice yard. Call 203537-1772 Lisa MERIDEN. Room for rent, all util, share kit, bath & LR. Washer & dryer, off st parking. $150/week. 2 wks sec. (203) 605-8591

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WALLINGFORD $179,900-2BR 1.1 bath Townhouse in quiet Brentwood Village. Close to tennis courts, clubhouse or pool. Call Fred (203) 265-5618


NO EXPERIENCE NO PROBLEM Entry level customer service reps are now being accepted for interviews. Accepted applicants to begin immediately. Benefits avail, flexible hrs, paid vacations. Full corporate training provided.


Call Kathy or P. Lane (203) 235-3300



“All the work is done”” Warm & inviting updated freshly painted Cape, including siding, roof, C/A, 200amp elec, kit, ba & furnace! New OS 2car garage & level back yard. Priced well at $219,900



MIDDLEFIELD 1 BR Lake House on cul-de-sac with lake view and lake rights. House is in excellent condition. Inside totally redone. Large yard. Patio Deck. Large shed in back yard. Great neighborhood. Friendly & safe. Asking $260,000. Must see! Call owner (860) 604-5638 NORTH CAROLINA Mountains. NEW! E-Z Finish Log Cabin Shell With Loft & Full Basement. Includes acreage. $99,900 Financing Available 828-247-9966 code 45

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

ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT in need of an organized, detailed person to oversee payroll, standard journal entries, bank reconciliations, sales tax filings, etc. Exc salary & benefits! Fax resume to 203-234-1907 Industrial Trucks Inc. 69 Dodge Ave, North Haven AUTO PARTS COUNTERPERSONParts exp. required for busy NAPA store. Potential to earn over 40K, profit sharing and health benefits. Call Don at 203272-3704 weekdays, A.M. only.


MERIDEN Weed out your worries, downsize into this 2BR, 1 1/2 bath Townhouse in a well cared for small complex w/low maintenance fees. Freshly painted & ready to move in. $149,900. Call Sue (203) 265-5618

Richard Chevrolet has an immed. opening for an experienced, trained GM Technician. We have an extremely busy service dept w/consistent work flow. Work with state-ofthe-art equipment in an immaculate shop. We offer excellent income & benefits including 401K plan. All calls confidential. Apply to:

Jaime Gray Service Director

203-272-3000 Richard Chevrolet Cheshire

WLFD Affordable home for sale in Wallingford. Detached 2 story condo, 1250 sqft, 3BR, 1.5 baths & 1 car gar. Avail to those persons whose income is less than or equal to $48,000. The sales price of Unit #26, 2 Sycamore Way- $183,333. For additional info contact Jay 203-294-4707

CALL CENTER Growing Wallingford call center looking for friendly & enthusiastic customer service reps to answer phones for inbound sales. Second shift. Must be able to work a weekend shift. Bi-lingual a plus. Please call 203-284-6040 Ext 1970. DATA PROCESSING - Full Time position for Insurance Agency with benefits. Please fax resume: 203-630-1504. DRIVER - Class A. Hazmat, medical, 401k. Apply at TuxisOhrs, 80 Britannia St, Meriden.

5 or 7pm Thursday, Oct 1st Holiday Inn, North Haven I-91 Exit 12 570-346-9410 ext. 551 OIL Delivery Driver-Seasonal PT. CDL with hazmat. Clean driving record. 203-379-0193 PART TIME Office/Receptionist Call (203) 284-8989 Fax 203-269-1114 RECEPTIONIST-P/T for Baran’s Kenpo Karate. Cust. srv & retail. Mon/Wed, 3p-8:15p, Tues/Thurs,3p-7:45p, Fri 3p-7p, Sat 9am-12. Kim 203-949-9660 SALESPERSON Needed for a busy Wallingford dealership. Salary plus commission. Call (203) 284-8989 Fax 203-269-1114

Treatment Nurse - RN

Several Part Time positions available, days - 9a-3p, evenings 5p -9p including every other weekend. 60 bed skilled nursing unit. Responsible for providing primary skin care w/ emphasis on developing, planning & assessing treatment & therapy of skin disorders & wounds of our residents in accordance w/ standards of nursing practice & regulations. Recent wound care experience a plus- Excellent rate / partial benefits. Elim Park Baptist Home, 140 Cook Hill Road, Cheshire, CT or email Apply in person M-F 8a- 7p or weekends 10a - 3p. EOE, A/A, D/F, M/F.


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Logistics and Operations

Wednesday Sept. 30 between 1-5 p.m.

Job Fair Opportunities For Success


Macy’s Logistics & Operations, 475 Knotter Drive, Cheshire CT 203-271-5303

NEW ENGLAND HOME CARE is seeking CNAs and Home Health Aides with a minimum of 6 months experience for a pediatric group home in Meriden. Previous experience in a group home with physically and emotionally challenged children preferred. All shifts available.

or apply any Monday - Friday, between 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. A good job is in store Macy’s offers competitive salary and fun environment that captures the spirit of logistics and retail operations.

Now hiring for the following:

Ȼ Seasonal warehouse employment We Offer:

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

800-286-6300 ext. 3902


or fax your resume to the HR Department 860-613-3777 or email to: E/E/O/C/M/F/V/D

We clean Estates, house, office, attic, cellar, gar, yd. Spring C/U. 860-575-8218/203-535-9817

Drug Screen/Criminal Background Check Required

4 day / 10 hour schedules & 3 day / 12 hour schedules

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Part time - Saturday and Sunday


Saturday and Sunday schedules qualify you for a shift differential.

DEBRIS removal of any kind. Demolition sheds, pools, etc. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430


Warehouse staff earn an hourly incentive up to $2.30 per hour!

Baylor RN, Floating Supervisor Sat/Sun, 7a-7p & Mon, 3p-11p 32 hours (paid for 48 hrs) - Full Benefits Applicants must be 18 yrs old, submit to pre-employment drug testing and a criminal background check.

RN Supervisor 32 hrs, 3pm-11pm

You can also apply online at Macy’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive environment.


Wallingford Public Schools

MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL James H. Moran Middle School Start Date: January 4, 2010. Intermediate administrator’s certification and experience as a teacher and administrator at the middle school level required. Regionally competitive salary & benefits package. For application packet, please contact: Jan Guarino-Rhone Director of Human Resources (203) 949-6510 jguarino-rhone@


Deadline: October 19, 2009

Or in Person at: 990 Northrup Rd, Wallingford, CT 418 Short Beach Rd, East Haven, CT 866-496-2726


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ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. Medical, Business, Paralegal, Computers, Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. Call 800-4880386 HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA!! Fast, Affordable, Accredited. FREE Brochure. Call NOW! 1-888-532-6546 ext 96

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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:

Macy’s Discounts Your budget will go further with a Macy’s discount… treat yourself, or buy a special gift for a friend or family.



Free Float - No Weekends - Full Benefits Miller Memorial Community, Meriden's choice for excellence in senior residential healthcare services, is seeking compassionate, energetic, qualified RN's, to join our professional team. MMCI offers very competitive wages and benefits (including pension plan and non-contributory health and dental for employee, life, and disability insurances). Drug testing and criminal background check required. Applicants must be Connecticut licensed. If you are willing to go the extra mile for your patients and are truly interested in person-centered care, please apply to:

Personnel Manager Miller Memorial Community, Inc. 360 Broad St., Meriden, CT 06450 Fax 203.630.3714 or email: EOE

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


Home Doctor Tiny repairs-Major renovations Custom Carpentry, plumbing, elec, painting. 42 yrs exp. 203-639-8389 CT #573358

HOMETECH Carpentry, repairs. No job too small or large. Member BBB.

203-235-8180 CT Reg #564042 REPAIRS done by carpenters free estimate to windows, doors, roofing, siding, hatchways, and cellar leaks. Complete home improvements, additions, finish Bsmnt, dormers, porches & decks 203-238-1449 #578107




Meriden FT Entry Level Position 9AM-5PM Mon-Fri. Bilingual Preferred. Fax Resume Attn: Alison Kogut (203) 599-6071 Or Apply Online:

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MIDSTATE PAVING DRIVEWAYS BUILT TO LAST Reasonable rates. CT Reg 575852 203-238-1708

DUMPSTERS Roll-Off Dumpsters 15 yard roll-off - $350 20 yard roll-off - $450 Empire Construction, LLC 203-537-0360


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

K & A ENTERPRISES Water & sewer lines, inground tank removal, drainage, grading, additions, pavers. Insured. Reg# 571435 203-379-0193

FENCING UNITED FENCE Co. All types of fencing. Lic’d & ins’d. Free est. CT Reg 603790. (203) 634-1113 CORNERSTONE FENCE & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203-237-GATE CT Reg #601060


A2Z GARAGE DOOR SERVICE Installation & Repairs CT #600415 203-235-9865


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

HANDYPERSONS A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS CT Reg #606277. GIVE us a call, we do it ALL. Free est. 203-631-1325

Shamock Roofing All types of remod. 30+ yrs exp. No $$ Down. CT Reg 523804. Ins

203-237-4124 an LLC co. Neighborhood Handyman, LLC. Specializing in smaller jobs. Indoor/outdoor. CT Reg #611858 Matt 860-877-2549

HEATING & COOLING DON’T Sweat It this Summer! Call Duane Plumbing, heating & cooling. Quality work. Major credit cards. Low rates. 203-379-8944 #400335-S1


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All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service

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


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MASONRY JACK Biafore, LLC Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. In business over 50 yrs. CT# 623849 (203) 537-3572 JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 25 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498

AMERICAN MASONRY WINDOWS, doors, decks, siding, rubber or shingle roof, kitchen & baths remodeled. CT Reg#0619909. 203-715-2301 T&E Construction & Remodel Additions, bsmts, kit. & bath, decks, roofing, siding, masonry. All types of remodeling. 203-272-4308 Ct Reg #0565380


MOWING Clean-ups, Hedge Trimming & more. New clients always welcome. Comm /Res. Free est. Walter 203-619-2877

Veneer (Brick, Stone, Block), Concrete, Stucco, Steps/Stairs, Repair. Free est. 203-982-3087 or 203-755-9469 CT Reg #577098


SAMMY Masonry-Since 1977. Concrete, stone, chimney, stucco. All masonry. CT 574337. Ins. 203-757-8029 or 203-206-4481

No Hedge/shrub too big, small or tall. Fully Ins. Free estimates. Quality Landscaping, LLC. WWW.QLSLLC.COM Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118

Quality Landscaping, LLC

HOUSECLEANING SERVICE with a passion. Fully insured. 860-828-1338 or 860-796-5222

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

POLISH LADY with good cleaning exp. looking for more houses to clean. Refs. available. Call (860) 869-0876

WESTFORT FARM Screened top soil mixed with compost. Picked up or delivered.


PETE IN THE PICKUP JUNK REMOVAL. 203-886-5110 JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We clean Estates, house, office, attic, cellar, gar, yd. Spring C/U. 860-575-8218/203-535-9817 10% off if you mention this ad


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

203-237-7129 203-530-7041 JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Fall cleanups and snow plowing! Book by Oct. 31 & save 15% on all your landscape needs! Comm/Resid. Top quality work. Lic & fully ins. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311 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

S & H MASONRY LLC Stonewall, steps, chimney, concrete, retaining walls, pavers, walkways, patio Free est. Lic/Ins. #607639. Cell-203-376-0355

PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING MIRKEL PAINTING Int./Ext. Popcorn ceilings. Interiors from $125 Exteriors from $899 CT Reg #569864. Ed 203-824-0446 HALLMARK PAINTING Pressure Washing. Int/Ext Res & Comm. Fully Insured. CT REG HIC #0560720. 203-269-3369


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


Fahey Plumbing & Heating Quality ● Clean/Neat ● Honest! A guaranteed job at a good price! Days, Nights, Wknds - Same Price

203-235-1383 DON’T Flush money down the drain, call Duane Plumbing, heating. Quality work, low rates Major credit cards accptd. 203379-8944 lic. #283401 P1

Gonzalez Construction

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




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

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


TOP SOIL SAND & FILL BEAUTIFUL FARM FRESH Screened Top Soil. Fill, Sand & Stone. Picked up or delivered. No minimum. Cariati Developers, Inc. 860-681-3991 HAZELWOOD EXCAVATING Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.

203-269-0135 ● ● ● ●

Chainsaw Leaf Blower Snow Blower Mowers


Call Ahead Pick up or Drop off

WESTFORT FARM Screened top soil mixed with compost. Picked up or delivered.

203-237-7129 203-530-7041 SCREENED TOP SOIL Dark, organic material. $22/yard. Also, backhoe/bulldozer work. Ct Reg. #563704 (203) 699-8883

203-272-0747 8-5 Mon-Sat 1372 Peck Lane, Cheshire


POWER WASHING IS Spring cleaning on the outside. FREE ESTIMATES. Call Kevin 203-440-3279 FALL SPECIAL Power Wash any single story ranch for $199. Call Off The Wall (203) 265-4242


Shamock Roofing All types of remod. 30+ yrs exp. No $$ Down. CT Reg 523804. Ins

203-237-4124 an LLC co O’CONNOR ROOFING 203-639-0231 Lic. & ins. Free est. Work performed by owner. CT Reg #602521

Roofs R Us

Your Professional Roofer New Roofs, Reroofs, Tearoffs We fix leaks too! 203-269-3559 CT Reg#565514

LAWN & GARDEN FALL clean-ups. No job to big or small. Please call 203-630-2152



SIDING Remove unwanted fungus, algae streaks, moss from your homes roof today. Fully lic’d & ins. POWERWASHING SERVICE Res, Com. Quality work done. Gutters cleaned at time of power wash. CT Reg#0619909. 203-715-2301

FIDERIO & SONS Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrms, additions. 203-237-0350. CT Reg. #516790 QUALITY IMPROVEMENTS LLC ‘WE DO EVERYTHING!” Ct Reg# 572776 (203) 671-7415 SAMMY Construction Quality Work. Carpentry, repairs, siding, roofs & more! 203-757-8029 or 203-206-4481 CT# 619246 OMEGA ROOFING - Shingles, flat roofs, new & repair. $299 Leak Special! All work guaranteed. Free Estimates. CT Reg #0624631. 860-294-1184

Empire Construction, LLC


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

OMEGA - All paving, seal coating, hot tar crack filling. 10% off. Free est. All work guranteed #0624631. 860-294-1184

Family run 42yrs. EPDM, Siding, seamless gutters, roof repairs. We Beat Any Quote! 203-639-8389 CT #573358

RICK’S AFFORDABLE Fall Clean-ups, brush/tree removal, curbside vac truck, tree & pricker removal. 11 yrs exp. 203-530-4447.



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

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

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

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

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790


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

203-294-9889 Expert De-Icers Commerical Specialists. Nicholas J Murano LLC, Member: Snow and Ice Management Assn



LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 28 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Srv. Free Est. Fully insured. 203-294-1775 GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430

PRICKER REMOVAL RICK’S AFFORDABLE Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or small. 11 yrs exp. 203-5304447. YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. FIREWOOD 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159

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Commercial snow plowing and sanding. Call (203) 630-2642

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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, October 1, 2009

Plainville Briefs

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Transfer station open later

The next Plainville townwide bulk pick-up will take place in spring 2010. To accommodate residents, the town will expand the hours of the Transfer Station, on Granger Lane, for two weeks in October. Residents will be charged half the regular fee to bring accepted bulk items to the transfer station. Dates are Tuesday, Oct. 13, 3 to 6 p.m.; Thursday, Oct. 15, 3 to 6 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 17, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Tuesday, Oct. 20, 3 to 6 p.m.; Thursday, Oct. 22, 3 to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 24, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proof of residency must be shown. Residents can find a list of accepted bulk items by going to the town’s Web site at and selecting “Public Works” under “Town Departments.” For more information, call the Physical Services Department at (860) 793-0221, ext. 208, weekdays. Residents may also contact Waste Material Trucking to arrange a pick-up of bulk waste for a fee.

Special Advance Screening Thursday, October 8 at 7 pm

Redesigned Web site

The Town of Plainville Web site has been re-designed. Residents and visitors quick and easy access to information about the Town of Plainville and the services offered by accessing www.pla The town will continue to add to the new site over the coming months.

Household hazardous waste collection


Complimentary Passes to the advance screening of “COUPLES RETREAT”

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1. Present this advertisement to our Plainville Office during regular business hours Friday (9:30 am to 1:00 pm) to claim your passes. No phone calls. This film is rated PG-13 for sexual content and language. Anyone under 13 years of age will not be given passes or allowed into the screening. 2. Tickets are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Signature and identification required. 3. Limit 1 (admit-two) pass or 2 (admit-one) passes per family, per month. 4. Our office is located at 333 East St., Plainville, CT 06062. 5. Employees of The Plainville Citizen and their immediate family are not eligible. 6. No purchase necessary. The Plainville

On Saturday, Oct. 3, residents of Plainville and other towns can bring household hazardous waste to the Tunxis Recycling Operating Committee Household Hazardous Waste Collection, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Bristol Public Works Garage on Vincent P. Kelly Road (off Route 229). For information, call the TROC office at (860) 585-0419 or

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