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The Plainville

Cit itiz ize en Volume 8, Number 41

Plainville’s Only Weekly Newspaper

Thursday, October 8, 2009

State grant helps Plainville officials to buy open space By Ken DiMauro The Plainville Citizen

Citizen photo by Robin Lee Michel

Plainville Choral Society Players, from left, Lola Wishart, Ed Wishart, Michael A. Fox, Sara Fabrizio, Len Wishart and Pat Lachmund, rehearse a scene for the Friday and Saturday performances of “One Body, Two Many.”

‘One Body, Two Many’ blends unusual roles for PCS Players By Robin Lee Michel The Plainville Citizen This weekend’s performances of “One Body, Two Many” will keep the audience on its toes as they stay afoot of the main character who is actually two identities in one. This Plainville Choral Society Players production was written by Michael A. Fox, who also plays the lead, Sean/Seana O’Neil. Fox has also written other plays, including “Radio Daze,” which was performed two years ago by the local theatrical group. The story begins when O’Neil, a successful American entertainer, decides to take his act to France. At the beginning of his monologue on opening night, he feels ill and is rushed to the hospital. There a skilled, but inebriated doctor performs an

operation that — “sacred bleu” — would confuse the American Medical Association. Fox said he began writing “One Body, Two Many” in October 2007 and tied the two segments together last year. His idea is to examine what would happen if a male chauvinist “pig” got his comeuppance by being blended with a compassionate woman, taking manifestation in one body. This plot was voted upon by the “Radio Daze” audience; Fox had proposed four scenarios for an upcoming comedy and “this won by a sizeable margin,” he said. The group began rehearsing in July and have been on stage all week at the Middle School of Plainville. “This week is ‘hell week,’” Fox said. “That’s where we

Town Manager Robert E. Lee announced Monday that Plainville will be buying nearly 80 acres along the Pequabuck River flood plain that will be used for open space purposes. The property, which is being purchased from the Aiudi family, is being sold for $255,000. Plainville will be getting a $136,220 Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition Grant from the state Department of Environmental Protection to help with

the purchase. News of the land purchase was hailed by local environmentalists, including Councilman Jason Rupaka and Conservation Commission Chairman David Niedzwiecki Sr. Thomas Warnat, chairman of the Land Acquisition Commission, expressed optimism about the town’s first major open space purchase. He said about $119,000 in funds that were earmarked for such a purpose will be combined with the grant money to make the purchase.

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Plainville Stadium drivers to reunite at Berlin track By Robin Lee Michel The Plainville Citizen When people drive by Connecticut Commons, the retail complex on New Britain Avenue, they see businesses offering crafts, clothes, food, shoes, pet supplies, home im-

provement items and more. However, when fans of dirt track racing pass the mall, in their mind’s eye they can still hear the roar of race cars and people cheering.

See Reunion, page 3

See Players, page 7

This week’s table of contents and poll results are on page 2. Plainville Stadium driver Billy Harman


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, October 8, 2009

Accreditation process is complex By Ken DiMauro The Plainville Citizen

Plainville Briefs 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.


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sources and community resources, according to Superintendent of Schools Kathleen Binkowski. Ziogas told the school board that once the report is completed by the visitors, he will get to make comments within 10 days and the document will be sent to Binkowski. The report may be ready for release to the public later this year. The New England Association of Schools and Colleges is a voluntary membership group of more than 1,900 public schools, colleges and universities, according to a recent press release issued by officials. Of these, more than 650 secondary schools have been accredited through the NEASC Commission on Public Secondary Schools. It was established in 1885. The accreditation process “is structured in a 10-year cycle of self study that engages the community in a structured analysis, self-reflection and planning in response to the standards; a peer review that brings discipline and perspective to the process through the visiting committee; a follow-up monitored by the commission of elected peers and overseen by a professional staff to ensure that planned and prescribed instructional change is accomplished and which provides for intervention as necessary… ,” according to information supplied by NEASC.


When 15 educators who are members of a committee scheduled to visit Plainville High School on Oct. 25 to 28 to evaluate it for accreditation by the Commission on Public Secondary Schools of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, they will spend a complicated and whirlwind four days here, according to local officials who will welcome the group. At a special Board of Education meeting held Sept. 28, PHS Principal Gregory Ziogas outlined what the educators will be doing here as they compile information on the school, its programs and courses, the education process and talk to school board members, administrators, teachers, staff, parents and students. Ziogas said the educators will be given reports and documents on the high school collected by the NEASC self study group. This group, led by Pam Gervasio, a teacher at PHS, has been working hard since the beginning of the 2008-09 school year, in a process that actually started four years ago. The visiting committee made up of educators from Connecticut and Massachusetts will be staying at the Marriot Hotel in Farmington. On one of the four days in Plainville, members will be following selected students as they experience their classes and routines at PHS. In talking to teachers, staff, students and parents, they will make sure the school is focused on its mission statement to educate young people for life in a global society. The evaluation, which is important as graduating students receive their diplomas and apply to colleges and universities, has to be done every 10 years, according to Ziogas. The last time the evaluation was completed, the committee rated the school’s programs and processes and made suggestions for improvement. One of the improvements

was recently completed in the projected $44 million renovation to the Plainville High School building. Becky Tyrrell, chairwoman of the school board, said she expects the visitors will be aware and impressed with the upgrades to the campus. Barbara Willard, who has been a school board member for six years, said she is looking forward to sharing information with the evaluators. Willard’s daughter, Katie, attends the high school and she has no doubt she is getting a quality education that is preparing her for college and life. The key will be to successfully provide proper documentation. to the visiting educators. “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,” Ziogas said, adding the group will look at student work and documentation compiled in the selfstudy which attempted to identity the strengths and outlined areas that need to be addressed and which changes will be beneficial. Seven standards are addressed as the visitors examine PHS, including its mission and expectations for student learning, curriculum, instruction, assessment of student learning, leadership and organization, school re-

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and Miller, were inducted into the New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame. Competitors will be racing on New England’s only World Karting Association Dirt Master track in various races such as “old-timers race,” “powder puff race,” “mechanics race” and “officers race,” and others.

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“This is shaping up to be a wonderful event,” said Tom Ormsby, himself a former Plainville modified competitor. Now a Florida resident, he started the Web site m and maintains several other racing Web sites. “Getting together like this after all these years is bound to be a

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lot of fun. They’ve done a great job. I’m unable to attend this year but it will be an annual event that I will definitely attend next year,” Ormsby said. Nutmeg Kart Club will also be holding the year-end family fun day to mark the successful inaugural go-kart racing season at the Berlin

track. “This is kinda cool; it’s for the racing community in the whole area,” Gary Beinkowski said. “This reunion is long overdue.” There is an admission fee; children 12 and under are free. For more information, visit the Web site

Plainville Briefs Street closure for Oct. 9 The Department of Transportation announced Sept. 30 that Bohemia Street in Plainville is scheduled to be closed between Wilson Street and Forestville Avenue on Friday, Oct. 9. Bohemia Street will remain open to local traffic only. Traffic that formerly used Bohemia Street to access the Route 72 expressway should travel east on West Main Street and turn left onto Forestville Avenue to access the expressway.

This permanent road closure is being implemented concurrently with the relocation of the Route 72 Expressway approximately 100 feet to the north, into its permanent alignment with relocated Route 72. This work is part of the ongoing Route 72 Relocation project in Bristol and Plainville. This $40 million project is being performed by Manafort Brothers, of Plainville, under contract with the Department of Transportation. The anticipated completion date for this project is in November 2010.

Pound holding several pets Plainville animal control officer Gabby Paciotti received several pets last week after the owner was charged with animal cruelty. The female dog, an all-black Labrador retriever/pit bull mix, was kept outside. Neighbors reported to police that the owner was beating the dog, according to Paciotti. In spite of the treatment, the dog is “happy-go-lucky,”

Paciotti said. Because she has not been trained, the young dog will need some special care, she said. Also surrendered were two young adult black and white female cats. The animals are being held at the Plainville animal pound located on Granger Lane. To adopt the pets, call the pound at (860) 747-1617, ext 291.



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These are people who remember Joe Tinty’s Plainville Stadium, which was open for more than three decades and closed in the early 1980s. This weekend, racing fans will be able to experience the past at the first Plainville Stadium Racing Reunion on Saturday, Oct 10 at the Berlin Fairgrounds, located at 430 Beckley Road in East Berlin. Rain date is Sunday, Oct. 11. Visitors will be able to meet the drivers and view the vintage cars as well as watch the races. The Nutmeg Kart Club with Berlin Lions Club have organized the event. The idea came about when Dave Tracy, of Nutmeg, decided to talk to friends who used to run cars at the Plainville track, which opened in 1948. Gary Beinkowski, also a member of Nutmeg and the Berlin Lions Club, got involved and planning went from there. The Nutmeg Kart Club was previously racing on a track in Shelton, however it closed last year. They now run on the Berlin track two Sundays each month. Beinkowski and his 10-year-old son, Stephen, both plan to race Saturday. Organizers said they expect about 50 cars and drivers to attend including stadium legends Dan Moon, Dave Alkas, Fred Alkas, Ray Miller, Moon Vurgess and “Jap” Membrino. Some of the most famous race cars will also be on display. In the past, some of Plainville’s top drivers, including Dave Alkas, George Lombardo, “Steady Eddie” Flemke, Denny Zimmerman, Dick Watson

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Warnat’s only concern was he wants to see the money returned to the account so more land can be bought. He said he hopes the council can successfully buy one of the parcels on a priority list that was submitted by the land acquisition group. The Aiudi parcels are key flood plain areas perfect for wildlife habitat and passive recreation. However, several residents, including Arthur Screen and Dom D’Onofrio Sr., were critical of the town’s intended purchase of what they called “swamp.” Screen said the town is buying property that cannot be built on or developed. D’Onofrio said Southington and Farmington bought

prime land as open space. Lee Toffey, head of the Republican Party, said she thought the purchase was a good thing because it increases the amount of land Plainville holds as open space or parks. After the meeting, Rupaka said he disagreed with Screen, adding wetlands can be filled and developed after zones are changed. He also commended the town for applying for the open space money that will aid in the purchase. Council Chairman Christopher Wazorko said the town has been trying to buy large parcels that can be used for open space. He said millions of dollars are wanted for some of the properties. Niedzwiecki said the grant was great news for Plainville, which has been seeking to buy land for open space for 10 years. In 2004, voters authorized

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the town funding up to $950,000 for a possible purchase. Over the years, several groups have been working on a priority list of open space parcels, including the Conservation Commission and Land Acquisition Com-

mission. Officials said the Aiudi parcels are within the river watershed area and are being sought to develop “a greenway in accordance with the Connecticut Greenways Council Plan.”

The purchase, which is scheduled to be completed by January, was endorsed by the Planning and Zoning Commission, Land Acquisition Commission, Conservation Commission and inland wetlands group.

Crowe resigns as firefighter By Ken DiMauro The Plainville Citizen With individual members expressing regret the Town Council on Sept. 21 accepted the resignation of longtime Firefighter Peter Crowe, who was active in many parts of the Plainville Fire Company, but is best-known as chairman of the company’s annual Hot Air Balloon Festival. Councilman Kirby Deegan, liaison to the Plainville Fire Department, said he has known Crowe for many years, calling him “a hard worker.” Deegan said Crowe was one of the key members overseeing the annual festival, which set out to celebrate its 25th annual event Aug. 2830. Unfortunately, the remnants of a hurricane affected Connecticut, dropping several inches of rain, curtailing most of the festival’s weekend activities and forcing cancellation of the two days

of celebratory fireworks that were originally scheduled. Fire Chief Raymond Swanson also expressed regret over Crowe’s resignation, saying he’d be missed and the fire company will have to find a replacement to head up the festival’s organizing committee. Crowe’s letter of resignation to the council indicated he was leaving for “personal reasons.” A volunteer firefighter for seven years, Crowe said he will miss the camaraderie and friendship of the members of the fire

company. He said although he is resigning as a volunteer firefighter, he will remain as an assistant in Fire Marshal Larry Sutherland’s office. He also is employed as a supervisor for Jenson’s Homes in Southington.

Next year, the fire company will be marking its 125th anniversary. The first festival, called the balloon rally, came out of the organization’s centennial in the mid1980s. Since then, it has grown to become Plainville’s largest-attended event.

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


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Thursday, October 8, 2009 — The Plainville Citizen

PARC seeks award nominees

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PARC — Family Centered Services for People with Developmental Disabilities is accepting nominations for the John P. Sullivan Award. The award honors an outstanding individual who demonstrates initiative, sustained commitment, impact and innovation in reaching out to the community on PARC’s behalf. John P. Sullivan, a dedicated member of the PARC Board of Directors and a champion fundraiser for the organization, was honored in 2008 with the creation of this award. A longtime Plainville resident, Sullivan has been active in community life for decades. As a beloved Little League manager and coach, and in Boy Scouts, he helped mentor young people and support them. In 2005, Sullivan set about raising funds for PARC’s 5th Annual Walk-a-thon. Though Parkinson’s disease and difficulty walking might slow down the average person, Sullivan was undeterred and he helped raise thousands of dollars for PARC by requesting sponsorships from local businesses. In 2007, he raised $10,000 for PARC, singlehandedly through his efforts. He also was named Plainville’s 2005 Citizen Volunteer of the Year for his outstanding contributions to PARC’s success. To get a nomination form, write to PARC, P.O. Box 15, Plainville, CT 06062; stop by the office at 28 E. Maple St.; or visit

Owners of Connecticut Daidokan celebrate the grand opening Oct. 5 with a ceremony and ribbon cutting at 2 Whiting St. Officials, representatives of the local Chamber of Commerce congratulate business proprietors Kim Wallace, fourth from left, and her husband, Robert Wallace, sixth from left, for the opening of new Shorin Ryu Karate, Kobudo and Toyei No Jujutsu classes. In the photo, from left, Tony Penna, friend and owner of Extreme Karate in Southington; Robert E. Lee, town manager; Richard L. Williams, of the Templeton Co.; Kim Wallace; Ryan LaQuerre, of LaQuerre Michaud and Co. certified public accountants; Robert Wallace; and Maureen Saverick, office manager of the chamber. Citizen photo by Ken DiMauro


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Naturally Plainville

My last trip to Boy Rock in 1972, naturally By Ruth S. Hummel Special to The Citizen On one glorious summer day in 1972, I climbed up East Mountain to what is called Boy Rock. At the time, I hadn’t been up there for more than 20 years, but rock is eternal, and as it worked out, it was just where I had left it years ago. Boy Rock is on the crest of East Mountain and overlooks the town of Plainville, part of New Britain, Bristol, West

Hartford, and a great portion of the Farmington Valley. Since conservationist and historian share a single pair of Hummel feet on these jaunts, this article results from a search for a vantage point from which to count migrating hawks. The changes which lay before me were not unexpected;

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we are aware of change in our day-to-day living. The highways, constructions of large buildings, excavations are all going on most of the time. But to see it all spread out in a living carpet is breathtaking. The high school is huge even from that elevation. Robertson Airport and the former dump are sheets of yellow sand. Hamlin Pond and Paderewski Park Pond sparkled a deep blue, reflecting the sky’s mood. The mountain is 550 feet above sea level, highest point in town. This rock — variously referred to as Boy or Boyd, it is part of a chain of mountains which starts at Mount Tom in Massachusetts and ends in New Haven. It was created by great upheavals which left it rich in trap rock formations. Mountains surround valleys, wherein usually lie the most historic areas, since most of the Farmington Valley settlements sought farming land. Bradley or East Mountain has witnessed the development of Plainville from a sandy plain thought by settlers to be of no value and so ignored, to its present

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An old photo postcard from 1917 shows the spectacular view of the valley from a mountain area called Boy Rock. It was published by M.P. Ryder of Plainville. Ruth S. Hummel describes a 1972 trip to the area. day hustle and bustle, with land at premium prices. In ancient times, this very mountain had formed one bank of what geologists believe was the Connecticut River’s former bed. This is why there are strata of fertile river silt between the layers of sand and whey we have such a fantastic wealth of underground aquifers only of late years recognized as the natural resource that it is. The mountain watched as



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early farmers stripped the trees from the land to provide pasture and field space. Now, 200 or 300 years later the valley is well clothed in greens again despite the rows and rows of houses planted by developer – farmers of the present. Many large green areas meet the eye from the vantage point of Boy Rock. Along the rivers and the marshes and on the old farms, such as the Edman farm at the foot of the mountain, lush trees and brush soften the modern lines of highway and factory. Starting our panorama in the southwest the high school is the dominant feature of the scene. Low mountains off in the direction of Lake Compounce swell into stronger lines in Wolcott. Northward the Pinnacles, that ancient landmark of the American Indians, marks the way to Farmington, while the end of the Pinnacle mountains forms one side of Cooke’s Gap, and the mountain upon which I sit forms the other. The “gap” through which a tortuous road wound on its stage coach route to Middletown and the river trade once boasted a stream, marsh and in later times, the famed White Oaks Amusement Park. A huge highway complex has spider-webbed the

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Thursday, October 8, 2009 — The Plainville Citizen 10 years ago so she appreciated it when the group “made me feel welcome.” Devlin, who is stage manager, also attended the Connecticut School of Broadcasting while she was in high school, which gave her production experience. She said it has been a lot of fun and she was planning on remaining involved with the group. “I’ll definitely stay with this bunch,” she said. Fox said he is already thinking of a sequel. The Plainville Choral Society began 12 years ago. Fox and Mal Cummings began the theatrical offshoot five years ago during which the group has performed four shows. Performances are Friday, Oct. 9 and Saturday, Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m., at the Middle School of Plainville, 150 Northwest Drive. Tickets may be purchased from a choral society member, the Plainville Senior Citizens Center and Saints Restaurant in Southington. For more information, people also can call (860) 7475695 or visit the Web site

Players Continued from page 1 really see it start to jell.” Director Elaine Wyzga said after Monday’s rehearsal, “It’s going really well.” This is the second PCS Players show she has directed. “Being director is challenging, however this group is so good to work with.” She said she enjoys seeing how each cast member approaches his or her role to create the character. Cast members include Shannon Amundsen, Dave Brown, Maureen Deming, Sara Fabrizio, Pat Lachmund, Jim Lawrence, Foster White, Ed Wishart, Len Wishart and Lola Wishart. Almost all the group members have worked together in the past, which makes the interaction on the stage easier, the director said. A newcomer this year is Keleigh Devlin, of Middletown, who got involved with the PCS Players through her friend, Sara Fabrizio, with whom she works. Devlin said she had been out of theater for about

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Rock Continued from page 6 area, and only now, after the passing of seasons, are the raw, chopped edges of cliffs and banks starting to heal into green again. Looking to the east as far as other outcroppings allow, we can see part of the city of New Britain, closed-housed and busy. In the direction of Hartford, even on this breezy day, a pall of pollutants marks the capital city. The huge medical and dental complex looms like a small mountain unbelievable on the skyline, this in 1972. At the top of East Mountain is much evidence of what the world was like in its infancy. Huge gray boulders lie scattered about, as if a giant’s child left them when called from play. Hidden “rooms” delight the visitor to the rocky area and evidence of a small pond or lake is noticeable in the still waiting march ferns and mosses. A wonderful variety of natural vegetation, especially ferns, thrust from every nook and cranny, and hang perilously from some tiny crack 75 feet above your head

are increasing but are far enough from the summit not to interfere with the great peace of the spot. Take a hike up the mountain. Blue Trail guide books will direct you. Plainville is still a very beautiful area. When you sit up there and watch with the mountain, you realize how much time has gone into the changes which you see. The Conservation Commission will sponsor a hike along the Blue Trail from noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 18. Participants will meet near the lower end of Ledge Road and are reminded to wear comfortable shoes and clothes. For more information, call Joanne Foohey, commission member, at (860) 747-8023. Ruth S. Hummel, town naturalist, oversees Tomasso Nature Park. Her column, Naturally, Plainville, explores issues facing wildlife in Plainville.

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on the cliffs. Small animal paths carry you far beyond the exposed lookout area, into the dark secrets of the mountain. You feel small and insignificant in the presence of the very age of the area, the changes it has witnessed and these evidences of its beginnings. You speak in the same hushed tones used in a great cathedral. Great trees lie prone on the ground as hosts to many life forms even in death; bright mosses weave a living funeral robe while tiny forest creatures recycle their great bulk into habitat. How gentle these hugest of plants return to the earth which bore them. Although some early homes, such as John Hamlin’s original cabin (well before the American Revolution) and later the well known Sloper bungalow, have graced the mountain, there is nothing on the top now. Homes on Ledge Road



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Dogs and cats receive annual blessing at church By Lindsay Fetzner Special to The Citizen

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The Rev. Audrey Scanlan blesses Missy, a dachsund/terrier mix, and her owner Paul Doiron at the Oct. 3 Blessing of the Animals held at Church of Our Saviour, 115 W. Main St. The event was to be held outdoors on the lawn, however, because of rain it was held in the church sanctuary.

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Church of Our Saviour celebrated the life of Saint Francis of Assisi with a blessing of the animals on Oct. 3. This was the first time the event took place in town, as during the previous two years it has been held at St. Gabriel’s Church in East Berlin, the sister church of the Church of Our Saviour, located at 115 W. Main St. Four-legged friends accompanied by their owners came out for the blessing administered by the Rev. Audrey Scanlan, pastor of Church of Our Saviour. Oct. 4 marks the official day to honor Saint Francis, the son of a wealthy Italian merchant who is associated with protecting animals. After seeing the negativity and corruption that can result

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Obituaries Nicholas DiMatteo

Rheal Jean P. Bell, 64, of Plainville, died Sept. 30, 2009, at John Dempsey Hospital at the University of Connecticut Medical Center, Farmington. He was born on Oct. 15, 1944, in Matawa, Province of Ontario, Canada, and was a son of the late Fred and Yvonne (LeClerk) Bell. He resided in Florida for 30 years before moving to Plainville 10 years ago. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and was a member of the North American Hunting

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Helen DeNunzio Helen (Hohmann) DeNunzio, 89, of New Britain, died on Oct. 2, 2009, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. She was the widow of David J. DeNunzio. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and had lived in New Britain for most of her life. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and a founding member of the Altar Guild. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who enjoyed summers in Clinton, and her


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She is survived by her devoted daughters with their spouses, Judith and Donald Hill, of Plainville, Claudia and Robert Thomas, of Westbrook; her six loving grandchildren with their spouses, Robert and Sherry Hill, Pamela and Henry LaVette, David and Jackie Hill, Devin and Nola Hill, Cheryl and Paul Hotkowski, Douglas and Melissa Thomas; and her nine great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held on Oct. 6, 2009, at New Britain Memorial Funeral Home, followed by a Mass at St. John’s Lutheran Church, New Britain. Burial followed in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

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Club. He is survived by his life partner, Julie Charette, of Plainville; a son and daughter-in-law, Quentin and Kim Bell, of Constance Bay, Province of Ontario, Canada; a daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Adam Strecker, of Beamsville, Ontario, Canada; a stepdaughter, Erika Prock, of Sarasota, Fla.; five brothers, Joseph Bell, of Eganville, Ontario, Canada, Kevin Bell, of Albion, Pa., Eddie Bell, of Sarasota, Fla., Leo Bell, of Ontario, Canada, and Harvey Bell, of Lethbridge, Province of Alberta, Canada; four sisters, Marlyn Blanchard, of Hannon, Ontario, Canada, Theresa Swant, of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, Rose Tomic, of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and Rita Gallagher, of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; five grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A Mass was held on Oct. 7, 2009, at Our Lady of Mercy Church, Plainville. Burial in Canada was at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the University of Connecticut Medical Center Oncology Department, 263 Farmington Ave., Farmington, CT 06030. Arrangements were in the care of Funk Funeral Home.


Nicholas “Nick” DiMatteo, 58, of Bristol, beloved husband and best friend of Linda (DiVenere) DiMatteo, died Sept. 29, 2009, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born July 2, 1951, in Alvignano, Italy, son of the late Pietro DiMatteo, mother, Rosina (Aceto) DiMatteo, and stepmother, Margherita (Morelli) DiMatteo. He was a longtime resident of Bristol, who was incredibly proud to have become a United States citizen. He was a caregiver to all and an amazing soul who touched all in his path. We are all blessed to have known him as a husband, father, son, brother, grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend. His greatest joy was surrounding himself with family and friends. He especially loved spending time with his two favorite “little men,” his grandchildren, Michael and Ryan. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Pete and Christine DiMatteo and her daughters, Sarah and Hiliary and grandson, Michael Nicholas DiMatteo, of Monroe; and a daughter and sonin-law, Natalie and Matthew Strahowski and grandson Ryan Strahowski, of Plainville; his sister, Michelina and her husband, Franco Pellino and their two daughters, Rosella and Antonella, of Alvignano, Italy; his mother-in-law, Jane DiVenere; sister-in-law, Elizabeth DiVenere; brother-in-law, Rit DiVenere; and Mick, Kelly, John and Katie Stinchon, who loved their “Uncle Nick” and their mother, Mary Stinchon. He was predeceased by

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Police make three major drug arrests last weekend police stating they had two people in custody for suspected shoplifting. Police arrested Mark Lavoie, 35 and Melissa Daly, 29, both of Bristol, in possession of $419 in clothing, according to police. Costanzo said Daly first gave police her twin sister’s name as her identity. When a police officer walked her to her car to get her identification, he observed on the seat a black bag inside which could be seen several hypodermic needles and a small bag containing a white substance, according to police. There was also prescription medication on the front seat, police said. Police seized 67 small baggies containing 33 grams of a substance, which later tested positive for heroin and Lavoie was found to have Xanax in his pants’ pocket. Lavoie was charged with sixth-degree larceny, illegal possession of Xanax, conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny, possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal sale of a controlled substance: heroin, and illegal possession of heroin. Daly was charged with sixth-degree larceny, conspiracy to

commit sixth-degree larceny, interfering with an officer and criminal impersonation. Both were held on $50,000 bond and were scheduled to appear in Bristol Superior Court on Oct. 5. The third drug-related incident occurred Sunday, Oct. 4 at 3:45 p.m., when police attempted to serve a search warrant at 283 N. Washington St., Apartment B. Police also had an arrest warrant for one of the occupants for illegal sale of marijuana. Officers suspected someone was home and when there was no an-

swer when they knocked, they forced their way in the dwelling and found two men inside. They were Christopher Lonardo and Malcolm Mack, both 20 years old. Officers, with a Southington Police Department drugsniffing dog, immediately saw small plastic bags containing marijuana, and drug paraphernalia, including a scale, glassine bags and roaches, which are the stubs of marijuana cigarettes. Outside, police approached a black Cadillac that they knew belonged to Lonardo.

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The Plainville Lions Club is having its Fall Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 25, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Our Lady of Mercy Parish Center, 19 S. Canal St. The breakfast offers pancakes, french toast, sausages, strawberries and cream, and beverages. There is a charge to attend; admission is free for children 6 and younger. Tickets can be purchased in advance from a Lions Club member or at the door. The membership will be

accepting used eyeglasses during the breakfast.

Parenting forum on Oct. 15 On Thursday, Oct. 15, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m, at Bristol Eastern High School cafeteria, 632 King St., Bristol, a program will be held focusing on keeping children safe. The event is sponsored by Community Mental Health Affiliates Inc., Substance Abuse Action Council of Central Connecticut and Bristol Eastern High School.

Resource information booths from local organizations and programs will focus on keeping kids safe on the Internet, a lecture with police detective Alan Hornkohl, Bristol Police Department; warning signs for teen depression; youth problem gambling — more than just playing cards; and drugs and alcohol — what’s new and dangerous; For more information or to register, contact Barbara Kaminski at or Evelyn Jacobs at (860) 826-4985, ext. 648.

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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. There is a charge to attend. There are more than 100 stores. For more information, e-mail For reservations, send a check for “Woman’s Club of Plainville” to Linda Roche, 2 Kristin Lane, Plainville CT 06062.

The Plainville MS Support Group meets at Northwest Village School, Wheeler Clinic, located at 91 Northwest Drive in Plainville, from 7 to 9 p.m., on the third Monday of each month. Next meeting is Monday, Oct. 19. For information, contact George at (860) 793-9589.


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Obituaries Roberta Lake

Roberta “Bobbi” (Robertson) Lake, 61, a lifelong resident of Plainville, died peacefully at home Sept. 29, 2009. Born in New Britain on April 6, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Stamford and Elizabeth (Cassidy) Robertson. She was a dedicated and hard working licensed practical nurse for numerous health care facilities including Haven Health Care. After her time as an licensed practical nurse, she spent time with her daughter helping her with her day care facility. She considered herself a private person but still enjoyed her recent involvement with the Plainville Senior Citizens Center. Her love for animals was evident in the many animals she rescued and brought into her home in-

cluding a dog, cats along with her birds. While at home, she spent her time making ceramics and knitting. For each of her grandchildren, she made for them a blanket with their name on it which they will have to treasure for years to come. Her trips with her family to Cape Cod to enjoy the summer and long weekends were cherished memories for all. She is survived by her daughter, Kim Dinielli, of Plainville; her son, Ted Theriault, of East Hampton; along with her grandchildren, Elizabeth, DakotaMarie, Cooper and Aiden. The funeral was held privately and at the convenience of the family. Bailey Funeral Home, Plainville, was assisting the family with the arrangements. Memorial do-

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An all-you-can-eat monthly breakfast is held on the second Sunday of every month, from 8 to 11 a.m., at Our Lady of Mercy Church Parish Center, 19 S. Canal St. The next breakfast will be Sunday, Oct. 11. The choice of menu is juice, eggs, Western eggs, sausage, ham, hash browns, Texas french toast, bagels, doughnuts and coffee. There is a charge to attend. Children under 6 are free. The public is welcome.


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Obituaries Michael Zaharevich Michael P. Zaharevich, 66, a longtime resident of Plainville, died on Oct. 1, 2009, at YaleNew Haven Hospital. He was the beloved husband for 46 years to Joyce Zaharevich. He was a former resident of Meriden and son of the late Nora Zaharevich. He served his country for eight years in the United States Air Force including a year in Vietnam. He worked as a computer operator for Connecticut Bank & Trust for 25 years, and 12 years at COCC in Avon. He then worked at Highland Park Market. All who knew Michael will truly miss him. He is survived by his three children, James R. Zaharevich and his wife, Martha, of Litchfield, Laurie A. Betzner and her husband, Don, of Northford, and Thomas M. Zaharevich, of East Hartford; four grandchildren, Christina, Juliana, Alexis and Briget; his brother, John Zaharevich, of New London; and a sister, Rosalie Mancarella, of Windsor Locks. The funeral was held on Oct. 7, 2009, at Bailey Funeral Home, Plainville, followed by a Mass at Our Lady of Mercy Church, Plainville. Burial with military honors followed in St. Joseph Cemetery.

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Church, Bristol. He served as golf pro at Pequabuck Golf Club for two years and was a member of the Pequabuck Political Club where he was a past president and secretary. He is survived by a sister, Bernadette Michalik, of Bristol; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three sisters, Jane Caminiti, Irene Pieri and Alice Jankowski. The funeral was held on Oct. 6, 2009, at Funk Funeral Home, Bristol, followed by a Mass at St. Gregory Church, Bristol. Burial, with military honors, followed in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol.

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Eugene A. “Gene” Michalik, 86, of Bristol, widower of Genevieve (Trella) Michalik, died on Oct. 2, 2009, at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford. He was born Dec. 24, 1922, in Chicago, and was a son of the late Simon and Marie (Kocinski) Michalik. A longtime Bristol resident, he worked for Wasley Products for 32 years before retiring. A United States Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he was a member of the American Legion Post 20 in Terryville, the Knights of Columbus, and St. Gregory

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The Plainville Citizen Thursday, October 8, 2009

Letters to the Editor Bus company cares about town 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. 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. Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Zoning Board of Appeals, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14 Conservation Commission, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15 Economic Development Agency, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19 Town Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m.

To the editor: A few weeks ago, with the start of the school year, one could notice an immediate increase in the amount of traffic on local roadways, especially in the morning and late afternoon. School was back in session and it was imperative, as it is every autumn, that drivers use more than the usual caution because students were huddled on corners in the morning waiting for school buses or crossing streets in the afternoon, with obvious joy as another school day had ended. No one is more aware of the increased need for safety than school bus drivers and no transportation company does more to ensure safety, maintain the very latest safety technology or could be more personally invested in the safety of Plainville students than Dattco bus transportation. As a lifelong Plainville resident, a product of Plainville schools and someone who works very closely with Dattco transportation in my position a president of the New Britain Chamber of Commerce, I have seen Dattco and its people from the inside. This is a local company, operated by a local family, which has earned the respect of transportation professionals across the country. When other companies need repairs, need parts, need customization or need advice and assistance, they call on Dattco. Dattco doesn’t simply bid on a contract and parachute people in if they get it. Under the DeVivo family, now in its third generation, Dattco works hand-in-hand with local school systems, not simply to achieve high marks for safety, but to look for new

ways to implement safety measures. On virtually every safety advancement in school bus technology and driver standards over the past few decades, Dattco has always been a leader. Plainville schools could not have a better partner, professionally and personally, as they look into several recent accidents in which all students were safe but buses sustained surface scrapes. Driving around town or back and forth to New Britain or Hartford every day I’ll put my money on the safety record of professional bus drivers over some of the laneswervers, tail-gaters and finger-wavers out there. How could Plainville and its students be anything but special to the DeVivo family? Louis DeVivo — who handed over the reins of Dattco’s executive management to his son, Don, a few years ago — met his wife 50 years ago, when he was driving a school bus here and she was a teacher in Plainville schools. Dattco knows Plainville’s roads and street, its young people and its educators. It has supported the town generously, often quietly and privately, with donations of transportation and other contributions. They may not talk about it but I see it every day. Great partnerships don’t stand the test of time simply because time goes by. Each partner is invested in the other. Plainville has been good for Dattco and Dattco has been good for Plainville. That’s why I have no doubt Dattco won’t need anyone to tell them to look into why these accidents happened or how to better prevent what few accidents they experience. They are already in the process, with an expertise that sets an industry standard. William F. Millerick Plainville

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Letters to the Editor Community keeps New candidates memories alive for school board To the editor: On Sept. 19, the Plainville Downtown Merchants and the Plainville Police Association held its annual Block Party to benefit the Officer Robert M. Holcomb Memorial Scholarship Fund. This year’s event was a huge success, raising almost $8,000 for the fund. I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank the downtown merchants that made up the main steering committee and made this event a success. They are Jo Moreno, owner of Elite Gifts and Jewelry; Ron LeFebvre, owner of Central Cafe; Marilena Gabriel, owner of Gamesters Billiard Sales & Service; Debbie Tardif, owner of The Mouse Hole; Meladee Tiniakos, owner of Plainville Pizza; Bonnie Mazurek and Jamie Irwin. Also, a special thank you to the U.S. Marines from Plainville’s Charlie Company for presenting our colors that night and the salute they gave to Officer Bobby Holcomb, who was a U.S. Marine prior to joining the Plainville Police Department. Thank you to all of the merchants that took out an ad in our booklet and provided door prizes, food and crafts for the event. Without all of you, this event would not have been such a huge success. On the night of the Block Party, several members of Bobby Holcomb’s family were in attendance. They expressed their sincere appreciation for the people of Plainville and the merchants in their efforts to keep Bobby’s memory alive. Once again, on behalf of the officers and members of the Plainville Police Association, our sincere thanks to everyone within our great community for helping us keep the memory of Officer Robert Holcomb alive. Sgt. Charles A. Smedick Plainville Sgt. Charles A. Smedick is the president of the Plainville Police Association.

To the editor: The residents of Plainville are indeed fortunate that the Democrats have selected three highly qualified candidates to assist in accomplishing the daunting tasks facing our Board of Education in the months to come. This team is comprised of three individuals I am happy and proud to support: Becky Tyrrell has served most capably as the chair of the board and provided the leadership this challenging position requires; Kirby Deegan will bring to the board his experience on the Town Council; and Cheryl Provost, recently appointed to fill a vacant position on the board, is a most refreshing “new face” on the board. Cheryl has been active, behind the scenes, in the education process and in other areas supporting the best interests of Plainville most of her adult life. We are all responsible to see that the youth of the nation receive the best education possible; and provide them with the tools they will need to face the challenges of tomorrow. The Team of Tyrrell, Provost and Deegan is most qualified to unite our community in accomplishing the task. Please plan to sup-

port them with your vote on Nov. 3, 2009. Foster S. White Plainville

Nov. 3, consider new slate To the editor: Plainville Republicans have offered a new slate of candidates who will be the voice of the people. All too often, citizens speak before the current Town Council and are greeted with indifference and mockery. The Democrats continue to hold majorities on both boards and rule with one mindset. A true balance of power must be restored in order to fairly represent all the citizens of Plainville. Residents do have a voice in their government with the power of their vote. Be sure to vote Nov. 3 for the Republican slate of Bob Anderson, Dan Hurley, Lee Toffey, Phil Cox and Scott Saunders for Town Council and Joseph Passaretti, Myles Buckley and Andrea Saunders for the Plainville Board of Education. These candidates care, and have proven professional and leadership experience. They will make a difference in Plainville. Kathy Pugliese Plainville

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. Election-related letters are limited to 400 words. 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.

Sewer building group dissolved by council By Ken DiMauro The Plainville Citizen The Town Council voted Monday to dissolve the building committee of the recently finished sewer plant, thanking its members for a job well done. A two-part dedication ceremony and open house to mark the end of the Cronk Road sewer plant construction and renovation project were held Sept. 17 and 19. Council Chairman Christopher Wazorko thanked Arthur Screen, chairman of the building committee. Screen thanked committee members Thomas Sgroi, Stephen Del Buono Jr., Thomas Warnat and Conrad Ouellette as well as Ken Michelson, plant superintendent and John R. Bossi, town engineer. The committee was aided

by engineering consultant firm Camp, Dresser & McKee, based in Wethersfield, and C.H. Nickerson Inc., the general contractor.

Screen said he is pleased at the outcome and saw no reason why the group’s charge couldn’t be brought to a conclusion. “We’ve had a good group,” he said, adding the committee, town officials, engineers and contractors all worked well together. The official end of the building committee marks a four-year trek for Screen. The original sewer plant referendum took place in March 2003, with a revised referendum held in September 2006, amending the original project to $29,250,000. The final cost has not been figured out yet, but Screen said it was on time.

Bernier addresses GOP national group Justin Bernier, candidate for U.S. Congress 5th District, addressed the Republican National Committee, Northeast Conference in Newport, R. I. on Oct. 3. “I am honored that the Republican National Committee asked me to speak at their regional meeting this year,” Bernier said. “Our participation shows that the Republican leadership is very serious about winning this race in Connecticut.” Bernier was one of only three congressional candidates from the 11-state region selected to participate in the event. In August, Bernier was the only congressional candidate in the United States selected to speak at the RNC’s National Meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Below are excerpts from Bernier’s comments in Newport: — Connecticut is going to be a battleground state in 2010. The 5th District will be especially heated…

— The polling data shows that voters are moving toward Republican candidates who are fiscally responsible and willing to listen to their concerns. — Republicans are gaining because the Democratic Congress, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is pursuing borrow-and-spend policies that the American people do not trust. — The voters in Connecticut are unhappy with the current Congress and its agenda… — Voters tell me they want sensible health care reforms, not government-run health care and cuts to Medicare. — They tell me they want to reduce government waste and earmarks, not big stimulus packages that don’t create jobs. — As Republican candidates, our job is to give voters a voice and stand for common-sense goals and solutions. This is how we will win in 2010.



The Plainville Citizen Thursday, October 8, 2009

Senior Happenings From Memory to Memoir

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 center, unless noted. For more information or to register for programs, call the center at (860) 747-5728.

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.

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in meeting with vendors who are interested in doing a trunk show at the center. Participants must have their own tax identification number. Interested vendors should call the senior center at (860) 747-5728, and talk to Shawn or Ronda for more information.

Bus goes door to door The shopping bus provides door-to-door transportation to shopping destinations on Mondays. The bus picks up passengers at their home and drops them off at the front doors of the stores. Riders should call the center 11 a.m. on the Friday before they

want to ride the bus. The bus starts picking up at 9:30 a.m. The bus will pick up at the store at 12:30 p.m., except on the days the bus goes to the Westfarms or Meriden malls, when pickups will be at 4:15 p.m. A handicapped bus is available, but passengers need to call the senior center and let them know a bus is needed to be put on the list. Monday, Oct. 19: Walmart, Southington.

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Class of 1943 reunion Plainville High School Class of 1943 held its 66th reunion on Sept. 18 at J. Timothy’s Taverne in Plainville. There were 87 members in the graduating class. The classmates who attended are, first row, left to right, Mary Ventrelli Vasile, Mary Nevelos Albrycht, Norma Bradley Snelgrove, Irma Trevison Palmisano, Otley Anderson Kania, Joseph Dulac; second row, Larry McLellan, Charles Weldon, Fred Johnson; third row, Walter Majsak (not a classmate), Howard Blackston, Marion Sanders Marinelli; fourth row, Augustine Lepore, Adrian Antonelli, Josephine D’Addesse. Photo courtesy of Charles Weldon


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Art exhibit — Oil paintings by Harriet Libby Bitar, depicting gone-by years of the Aroostook County, Maine potato crops, will be on display at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., during October. Works include 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. Bitar grew up in Aroostook County and the paintings reflect scenes in her childhood. For more information about the exhibit, contact the library at (860) 793-1446. Bingo — Veterans of Foreign Wars MadeleyRoberts Post 574 men hold open bingo every Thursday, at 6:30 p.m., at post headquarters, 7 Northwest Drive at the corner of Route 10. The public is invited. For more information, call Earl Carey at (860) 747-5400. PHS Parent Teacher Conferences — Parent Teacher Conferences will be held at Plainville High School, 47 Robert Holcomb Way, on 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. For more information, call the school at (860) 793-3220. Skate park committee — The skate park 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 skate park that will be built in Norton Park is welcome to attend. For more information, call Kris Dargenio, (860) 747-1965 or e-mail



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. ‘One Body, Two Many’ — The Plainville Choral Society Players will present “One Body, Two Many,” an original comedy by Plainville resident Michael A. Fox, on Friday, Oct. 9 and Saturday, Oct. 10. Both shows will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Middle School of Plainville auditorium, Northwest Drive. Tickets can be purchased from any cast member, the Plainville Senior Citizens Center or Saint’s Restaurant in Southington. For more information, call (860) 7475695.



Historic center — Tours of the Plainville Historic Center, 29 Pierce St., are available Wednesdays and Saturdays, noon to 2:30 p.m. The office is open Mondays, from 9 a.m. to noon. The shop, offering many unique gifts, is also open. For more information, call the historic center, (860) 747-6577. National Federation of the Blind — The National Federation of the Blind meets at noon on the second Saturday of each month, September through June, at the Plainville Library, 55 E. Main St. The public is invited. For more information, call Beth Rival, president, at (860) 828-8378. ‘One Body, Two Many’ — The Plainville Choral Society Players will present “One Body, Two Many,” an original comedy by Plainville resident Michael A. Fox, on Friday, Oct. 9 and Saturday, Oct. 10. Both shows will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Middle School of Plainville auditorium, Northwest Drive. Tickets can be purchased from any cast member, the Plainville Senior Citizens Center or Saint’s Restaurant in

Southington. For more information, call (860) 7475695. Pasta supper — An allyou-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. There is an admission charge; children ages 5 and under free. For tickets, call (860) 793-0738. Plainville Stadium Racing Reunion — The Nutmeg Kart Club and the Berlin Lions World of Wheels announces the Plainville Stadium Racing Reunion, to be held on Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Berlin Fairgrounds, 430 Beckley Road, East Berlin from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, Oct. 11. The days’ activities will include appearances by Plainville Stadium legends Don Moon, Dave and Fred Alkas, Ray Miller, Moon Vurgess and Jap Membrino and others. On display will be some of Plainville Stadiums most famous race cars: 54, 9, 0, 44, the Silver 6, and more. Visitors will have the chance to get autographs and photos. There will be racing on New England’s only World Karting Association Dirt Master track, located on the Berlin Fairgrounds, as well as Nutmeg Kart Club’s season finale, Fun Day, There will be unrestricted racing, old timers race, powder puff race, mechanics race, officers race and more. There is a charge to attend. For more information, visit Teen center open — Faith Bible Church, 168 Unionville Ave. at Northwest Drive, has a youth center where Plainville teenagers can come Saturday nights, from 7 to 9 p.m., to have fun free of charge. Activities include billiards, ping pong, foosball and other games. For more information, call the church at (860) 747-5209. Town transfer station open — The Town Transfer Station on Granger Lane is open Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and is for

The Plainville Citizen Thursday, October 8, 2009

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Michael A. Fox, left, and Jim Lawrence prepare a scene in the comedy, “One Body, Two Many,” which Fox wrote. Plainville Choral Society Players will present the show Friday, Oct. 9 and Saturday, Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m., at the Middle School of Plainville, 150 Northwest Drive. Story on page 1.

Plainville residents only. ID is required. For information, call the Physical Services Department, (860) 7930221, ext. 208.



Monthly breakfast — The monthly breakfast at Our Lady of Mercy Parish Center, 19 S. Canal St. will be held Oct. 11 from 8 to 11 a.m. There is a charge to attend; children 6 years old and younger are free. For more information call the church at (860) 747-6825.



Art League — The Art League of Plainville, led by Nancy Giudice, meets on the second Monday of the month, 6:30 p.m., at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Giudice at (860) 7473703. Plainville Choral Soci-

ety — 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. Plainville Community Schools — Plainville Community Schools will be closed Monday, Oct. 12 in observance of Columbus Day. 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.



Ancient Free & Accepted Masons — FrederickFranklin Lodge No. 14, A.F. & A. M., meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, except July and August, at the Masonic Temple, 70 E. Main St., Plainville. For information, call (860) 4109112 or visit


Thursday, October 8, 2009 — The Plainville Citizen Bingo — Veterans of Foreign Wars MadeleyRoberts Post 574 women’s auxiliary hold open bingo every Tuesday, at 6:30 p.m., at post headquarters, 7 Northwest Drive at the corner of Route 10. The public is invited. For more information, call Earl Carey at (860) 747-5400. Plainville Wind Ensemble — The Plainville Wind Ensemble meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Plainville High School Band room. For more information, call the Recreation Department at (860) 747-6022.



Frederica Chapter — Frederica Chapter 110 will hold a stated meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Plainville Masonic Temple, 70 East Main St. The chapter will hold a “talent” night to see the hidden talents of its members. Members from nearby chapters are welcome to attend. For more information call (860) 673-9342. Historic center — Tours of the Plainville Historic Center, 29 Pierce St., are available Wednesdays and Saturdays, noon to 2:30

p.m. The office is open Mondays, from 9 a.m. to noon. The shop, offering many unique gifts, is also open. For more information, call the historic center, (860) 747-6577.



Balloonists meet — The Connecticut Lighter Than Air Society meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at the Plainville Municipal Center. For information, visit the Web site, email info@lighterthanair.o rg or call Charlie Perreault, (860) 637-4017 or Santo Galatioto at (203) 397-0521. Bingo — Veterans of Foreign Wars MadeleyRoberts Post 574 men hold open bingo every Thursday, at 6:30 p.m., at post headquarters, 7 Northwest Drive at the corner of Route 10. The public is invited. For more information, call Earl Carey at (860) 747-5400. Knights of Columbus — The 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, Council 3544, meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at 55 Whiting St. For information, call Malcolm Soucie at (860) 747-4039.

Nutmeg TV Channel 5 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 Connecticut 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 Today 9:30 Plainville Choral Society 10:00 Bar Chat 10:30 Taiwan Culture Sunday, Oct. 11 5:00 Joyful Sounds 6:00 True Vine Victory Hour 7:00 The Singing Doctor 7:30 My Kind of Town: Bristol Disabled Buggy Riders 8:00 Energy Healing

Techniques 8:30 The Sacred Journey 9:00 Walking in God’s Word 9:30 Nzinga’s Daughters 10:00 Hot Flash 10:30 Sharing Miracles: Len Dawson, Prostate Cancer Monday, Oct. 12 Columbus Day No cablecasting Tuesday, Oct. 13 5:00 Breast CancerLifetime Friends 5:30 My Hope 6:00 Ukranian TV 7:00 The Cake Lady 7:30 Chinese Art 8:00 Chinese Herbology 8:30 ’09 Largest Concert 9:00 Cash in at Home 10:00 House of Virtuous Women 10:30 History Re-Discovered Wednesday, Oct. 14 5:00 Bible Believers Broadcast 5:30 Ashur Assyrian American Association 6:30 Lutheran Table Talk 7:00 Goose World 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. 15 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. 16 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 Click It Or Ticket 9:00 Beyond Violence 9:30 Drugs-R-Us 10:00 Skye’s Playpen 10:30 Casey on the Street Saturday, Oct. 17 5:00 Tai Chi 5:30 Power of Pentecost 6:00 Eh Scoopine 6:30 Casey on the Street 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 Cameras Rolling 10:30 Taiwan Culture

Channel 96 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 Sunday, Oct. 11 8:00 Political Statements Monday, Oct. 12 Columbus Day No cablecasting Tuesday Oct. 13 6:30 Bristol Town Council 8:00 Political Statements Wednesday, Oct. 14 8:00 Political Statements Thursday, Oct. 15 6:00 Farmington Town Council

8:00 Political Statements Friday, Oct. 16 6:00 Bristol Town Council 8:00 Political Statements Saturday, Oct. 17 6:00 Farmington Town Council 8:00 Political Statements

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Entertainment Briefs A Taste of Poland at Saint Dominic

Country dance

The Men’s Club of Saint Dominic, 1050 Flanders Road, Southington, will hold a performance of “A Taste of Poland” on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 6:30 p.m,. in the Geraghty Parish Center. The menu features golabki (stuffed cabbage), pierogi, kielbasa and sauerkraut, beet salad, bread, coffee and dessert. Participants may bring other beverages of their choice. After dinner entertainment will include Ed Hendela and his musical variations and improvisations. There is a charge to attend. Parties of eight or 10 may reserve a table. Tickets can be ordered by calling Bill Wisk at (860) 747-2309. No tickets will be sold at the door.

The New England Western Dance Association invites the public to a smoke-free country dance on Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Franco-American Club, 40 Barlow St., Bristol. There will be dance instruction, disc jockey music, coffee and doughnuts, and a cash bar. There is an admission fee. Upcoming dances will be Saturday, Nov. 7 in Plainville and Saturday, Nov. 21 in Bristol. For more information, call (860) 276-8241.

Art league plans show The Art League of Plainville will be holding a sale during November as a fundraiser for its Plainville

High School Scholarship Fund. The sale will be held on two Saturdays (to be determined) from 2 to 5 p.m. and will feature only original art by the artists in the Art League of Plainville. The canvases will be 4 inches by 6 inches. Further details will be announced. For more information, call Nancy Giudice, art league president, (860) 747-3703.

Chorale welcomes Plainville singers Plainville singers are welcome to join the Southington Festival Chorale, which rehearses Mondays, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St., Plantsville. There are no auditions or dues, and all voice parts are

welcome. The Christmas concert will be presented on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 3 p.m., at the church. For more information, call Liz at (860)621-2837.

628-2604; Tammy Wyman, (860) 747-6293; or Jenn Shorette, (860) 261-4168.

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The Plainville Wind Ensemble is preparing to celebrate its 22nd concert season with an exciting concert series. Rehearsals are held every Tuesday, at 7 p.m., in the band room of Plainville High School, 47 Robert Holcomb Way. The first concert, “Sentimental Journey,” will promote the U.S. Marines’ Toys for Tots program. The event will be held Sunday, Nov. 8, 2 p.m., in Welte Hall of Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, and honor veterans and those presently serving in the military.

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. People can bring their own bottle. Proceeds will go towards 2010 Relay For Life of Plainville team fundraising goals. For tickets or for more information, contact one of the 2010 Relay For Life tri-chairwomen Donna McCarty, (860)

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Big Steve’s Grill, in a short time, becomes popular By Lindsay Fetzner Special to The Citizen

Steve and Robin Andrikis opened the doors of Big Steve’s Grill on Aug. 1, just 28 days after they began renovations to the fire-damaged

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restaurant, known for burgers “as big as your head” never reopened and eventually taken over by the Andrikis’. Robin Andrikis, a resident of Prospect, said finding the location to open the familyowned restaurant was fate. After getting lost coming home from a car dealer on Route 6, her husband, Steve, and son, Greg, passed by the building. They immediately became interested in the location and pursued it. Before Big Steve’s Grill, the Andrikis’ owned a grocery store in North Branford for 18 years. Steve also worked at a golf course concession in Waterbury, where he practiced his cooking skills. Opening the restaurant is chapter three, Robin said. “I think my dad is truly

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Local friends running for a cause in Hartford By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen At a time of morning when most folks are still tucked away in bed, Plainville residents Linda Lentini, Chiara Medina and Carla Simmons often can be found pounding the pavement around town in preparation for an upcoming race. Most recently, the local friends have been training for the ING Hartford Marathon, slated for Saturday, Oct. 10. Lentini, Medina and Simmons will run the rugged 13-mile half marathon that day, and are doing it for a cause. Lentini works for Advocacy Unlimited, a group which offers education in self, systems, and legislative advocacy skills for persons with, or in recovery from, psychiatric disabilities or co-occurring disorders. Advocacy Unlimited is an official charity of the Hartford Marathon. “I am very

This weekend, Plainville friends, from left, Chiara Medina, Linda Lentini and Carla Simmons will run the half marathon at the Hartford Marathon. The three are running for a cause: Advocacy Unlimited, a group which offers education in self, systems, and legislative advocacy skills for persons with, or in recovery from, psychiatric disabilities or co-occurring disorders.

honored to be able to run for such a great agency that has helped so many people over the past 10-plus years,” Lentini said. Lentini, 42, hopes to complete the picturesque halfmarathon course in less than two hours, a bit ahead of Medina, 46, who plans to fin-

ish right around the twohour mark. Simmons, 52, is not shooting for a specific time; she is simply looking to cross the finish line in good form. Lentini and Medina have trained together for a couple of years, while competing in everything from 5K races to

Treado was moved by Jackson’s speech. “He spoke just passionately,” said the Hall of Fame founder and outgoing chairman. Honored along with Treado this past weekend were the Hall of Fame’s newest inductees: Robert Tompkins, Greg Ziogas, Bruce McClel-

“On the first day of training, when we ran the ‘mile’, Linda practically flew the first few steps and quickly realized Carla and I had a different pace in mind,” said Van der Weerd, 50. “But after that first mile I remember saying, ‘Wow Carla, we just ran a mile.’ Likewise, when we were training for the half marathon I remember saying, ‘I can’t believe we just ran to Southington.’” Simmons recalled the group’s first training session, which took place at Norton Park. “The plan was to run as much as we could of the onemile trail. Of course, I had walked farther than a mile before and was, after all, an experienced exercise studio floor runner, but that morning was an eye-opener. A mile is a long way to run,” she said.

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a full marathon. Last year, Medina was approached by Simmons, and Beth Van der Weerd, of Farmington, both of whom were interested in training for a 3.1-mile race. So those three, and Lentini, started running together and became fast friends.

Hall of Fame doors open once again By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen The 10th annual Plainville Sports Hall of Fame Induction Dinner was a bittersweet occasion for Byron Treado, as the event, held Saturday at Nuchie’s Restaurant in Forestville, marked his final night at the helm of the Hall of Fame.

Treado hatched the idea for the Hall more than a decade ago, and has worked tirelessly to trumpet the accomplishments of local sports figures ever since. In appreciation of his efforts, Saturday night, Treado was inducted into the Hall of Fame in the Distinguished Service category. Also, it was announced that a scholar-

ship has been set up in his honor. At the induction dinner, local legend and Hall of Fame member Earle Jackson lauded Treado and his crusade to shine a light on Plainville’s rich sports history. Jackson spoke about Treado’s selflessness. “He made these sacrifices for us,” he said.

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After slow start, young swim team chalks up a win By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

Plainville High School girls swim coach Randy Doucette predicted that his young team may struggle early on this season while swimmers get used to their strokes, and to varsity competition. Doucette’s prognostica-

tion was right on. After three meets, the Lady Blue Devils were still looking for their first win. But on Friday, the locals finally chalked one up in the win column, besting Kennedy, 94-83. Although victories have proved hard to come by, Plainville has had several good individual performances so far this season.

In losses to Sacred Heart and Watertown, the locals tallied a combined 35 best times. “You can’t fault the kids,” Doucette said before the Kennedy meet. “There’s no problem with morale, or

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Tiny Mite Northeast Produce 36, Danbury 12: Led by captains Nate Czermcha, Christian Collin and Jacob Deschaine, Plainville rolled. Jeffrey Davis scored two touchdowns, as did Mason Sarra, who threw for a third. The Colts’ defense was led by Dante Rodriguez, Jordan Thomas and Damani Ferrell. Mighty Mite Gnazzo’s Food Center 20, New Milford 20: Plainville erased a 20-point deficit, but had to settle for a tie. The Colts’ Dante Colagiovanni threw two touchdown passes to Ben Root. Zihare Greaves ran one in for the locals. Manafort Brothers 37, Watertown 12: Jeffrey Ziegenhagen scored two touchdowns and Alex Biron threw a TD pass to Nick Boutin as Plainville rolled. The Colts’ defense was led by Ziegenhagen, Boutin and Latroy Dale. In other action: Farmington Savings Bank tied Pomperaug, 6-6, in a Junior Pee Wee matchup … The Ferguson Electric Midget team lost to Danbury, 30-24.

Sour Limes 5, Red Hot Chili Peppers 0: Scoring were Matt Bialko, Nicole Davis, Rosa Arini, Tyreke Hendon and Paige Madigan. Second-third grade Blue Devils 3, Strikers 1: Megan Goulet scored for the Strikers, who also received good performances from Maddie Rund, Malena VanBeveren, Ty Pales and Cameron Mazza. Tigers top Maroon: Scoring for the Tigers were Isabella Niziolek, Dylan Hall and John Siani. Green Crocodiles 5, Maroon 4: Aiden Broderick scored three goals, and Sarah Tomczyk and Krystyna Miller each netted one as the Green Crocodiles prevailed. Anchoring the victors’ defense were Kellie Sileo, Jordan Marturano and goalie Hans Strasser. Green Crocodiles 5, Blue Devils 2: Aiden Broderick (2), Hans Strasser, Jordan Thompkins and Krystyna Miller scored to power the Green Crocodiles. Jamison Smith and Heather Arduini provided great defensive support for the victors. Blue Devils 5, Silver Wolves 1: Scoring for the Blue Devils were Shawn Kendrick (3), Jared Serrano and Teagan Russell. Anchoring the victors’ defense were Haylie Garrison and Morgan Rogers. Olympia Bielawski scored for the Silver Wolves, who also received good efforts from Gabriella Soli, Sebby Soli, Tomasso Ettorre, Ebelyn Rodriguez, Jillian Conte and Matt Erb. Strikers 4, Silver Wolves 0: Malena VanBeveren had a hat trick, and Megan Goulet netted one goal as the Strikers prevailed. Megan Johnson and Adrien Paradis also played well for the victors. Tigers 2, Green Crocodiles 0: Caitlin Barker and John Siani scored, and the Tigers turned in an all-around team effort. Leading the Green Crocodiles were Riley Milette, Jordan Marturano, Kellie Sileo, Margaret Cronkhite, Heather Arduini and Sarah Tomczyk. Little Giants 3, Strikers 1: Malena VanBeveren scored for the Strikers. Also playing well for the Strikers were Cameron Mazza, Maddie Rund and Michael Czerepuszko.

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lan, Eugene White, Melvin Buchanan and John Masalski.

Some 180 people attended the induction dinner, and as usual, it was a festive occasion. “The atmosphere is one of camaraderie, socializing, reminiscing. It’s the epitome of ‘feel good,’” said Treado. “Not one person comes to

this that doesn’t want to come to this.” Treado added that when old friends and teammates get together, like they do each year at the induction dinner, “the problems of the world don’t seem so bad.”

Clearly, Treado has a lot of love for Plainville sports and the Hall of Fame. He admits he’s a bit uneasy about stepping down from his post, but is confident the Hall of Fame is in good hands with new chairman Keith D’Amato

navigating it. “This was my dream,” Treado said of building up the Hall of Fame to its current state. The committee members “will never compromise the integrity of the Hall of Fame.”

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Bob Tompkins, Class of 1965: Tompkins was an All-State member of the 1964 PHS football team. Also, Tompkins was a standout center on the basketball team. In track, he excelled in shot put and javelin. Tompkins continued his football career at Tufts University. Greg Ziogas: Ziogas was a standout athlete in his hometown on Bristol. He went on to coach boys soccer and basketball at PHS before becoming the school’s athletics director. Ziogas later became the assistant principal, and then the principal at the high school. Bruce McClellan, Class of 1971: McClellan was a standout member of the PHS cross country, basketball and baseball teams. The salutatorian of his class, McClellan continued his baseball career at Wesleyan University. Eugene White, Class of 1987: White was an All-State football player and diver at PHS, and was a key member of the track and field team. Also, he was an Academic All-American and the recipient of the National Football League Foundation Scholar-Athlete award. The valedictorian of his class, White went on to the University of New Hampshire, where he earned All-New England honors in the hammer throw event. Melvin Buchanan, Class of 1954: Despite doing double sessions of school, Buchanan managed to excel in football, basketball and baseball at PHS. A member of the National Honor Society, Buchanan once scored 40 points in a basketball game, a record that stood at PHS for more than 20 years. John Masalski, Class of 1950: Masalski was an All-State football and basketball player at PHS, and was a member of the undefeated 1947 football team. He was awarded a football scholarship to Loyola Marymount University. He went on to play for Air Force.

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Continued from page 24 Although pleased to chalk up another victory, Compson was not thrilled with his team’s play against Platt. “We had a good first game and I was hopeful we were shaking off the Bristol Eastern game. We had a little lead in the second, and had a hiccup or two, and Platt took advantage and forced us to dig deeper,” Compson said. “I was disappointed with our let-up. It’s sometimes said that teams lose momentum; sometimes I think we give it away with mistakes. Our veteran passing line had far too many these last two games. The scores could have gone the other way. We need to protect our leads a little bit better. But give Platt

credit, they were scrappy and fought very hard.” On Monday, the Plainville spikers edged Bulkeley, 3-2. A tight game for one half turned into a rout after the break as the Plainville High School football team lost to RHAM, 30-14, on Monday. The Blue Devils (0-3) trailed just 10-6 at halftime. Plainville’s Rob Voisine ran for a touchdown and threw a TD strike to Quintin Wells. The Plainville High School cross country team participated in the Bellringer Invitational in East Hampton last week. PHS coach Shaun Berard was not pleased with the performances turned in by his varsity contingent, but praised freshman Nick Evangelista’s run in the junior varsity race. — Nick Carroll


Thursday, October 8, 2009 — The Plainville Citizen easy to encourage them to run a 5K and then a half marathon. I have been proud of both of them since I started running with them. Both of these women have interesting lives, and the stories we share are priceless.” “We tried to end our running sessions at the Bagel Shop (in Plainville) for the coffee, and to continue our conversations,” Lentini added. Van der Weerd echoed Lentini’s sentiment, pointing out that the training runs are social, as well as physical. “I have gotten to know three wonderful women, and for me, traveling the journey with them has been the real gift,” Van der Weerd said. But, of course, the group gets more out of running than just than good conversation. “Running is such an important part of my life; it helps me clear my head of all the things I have to resolve,” Lentini said. “I would tell anyone that is thinking about signing up for a race, that they should do it. Races are a wonderful experience, and it is worth all the hard work that you put into training.” Medina agrees. “I win every race I run, because I

Run Continued from page 23 For their first race, Simmons and Van der Weerd chose the Red Dress Run for Women 5K in Hartford. After completing that challenge, Lentini and Medina convinced the newbies to up the ante and try a half marathon. “There was some skepticism, but both Carla and Beth had it in them,” Medina said. “Once they figured that out for themselves, the adventure was on.” “I succumbed to peer pressure. Even at my age, ‘but my friends are doing it’ seemed reasonable at the time,” Simmons joked. The half marathon training went well, and last October, Lentini, Simmons and Van der Weerd completed the Hartford Marathon, halfmarathon. Medina was nursing an injury that day, but was on hand to support her friends. Clearly, the foursome has forged quite a bond. “The first day I met Beth and Carla was wonderful. Both of them are so full of determination and spirit,” Lentini said. “It was fairly

complete it,” she said. “For a new runner, I would tell them that it is a great way to stay healthy, it is an inexpensive sport, save for a good pair of running shoes. And the camaraderie and adventures are so much fun.” Simmons said: “I tell people — especially those mid-

dle-aged and new to running — contemplating signing up for a race, to consult a physician, find a running group or trainer, get some good running shoes, and hit the road.” Van der Weerd will not run at the Hartford Marathon this weekend; she will serve as a volunteer for

Advocacy Unlimited, along with her two children. But Lentini, Medina and Simmons will be laced up and ready to go that morning. “We have not run any long runs since last October,” Lentini said. “So it will be interesting to see how it turns out.”


ki Sabel (200 freestyle), Emily Zuckerman (200 individual medley), Sarah Basile (100 backstroke) and Millie Mills (diving) have already achieved career bests this fall. Mills finished second at the CIAC Class S state championships last year as a sophomore, and has upped her

performance level this season. “She’s in another stratosphere,” Doucette said. If Mills continues to work hard, Doucette believe she could go down as the best diver in the history of the program. “Right now, she’s one of the best,” he said. “If she wants to be the best, that’s up to her.”

Continued from page 24 pointing out that he has been unable to fill all events. “But at this point, we’re getting a lot of kids back. That will help us. We need to get everybody on the same page, unified, and working really hard together.” Not surprisingly, Plainville’s most experienced athletes have powered the team this season. “But four or five kids are not going to pull the whole team to a win,” Doucette lamented. Veterans Alyse Lamarre (200 individual medley), Vik-

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Continued from page 22 menu item to be unveiled will be fried Ring Dings. Hours have changed for the winter season and the restaurant is open every day 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The restaurant will also stay open late on Plainville High School home football game nights. The Web site is up and coming, however, they have a fan page on Facebook, keyword “Big Steve’s Grill.” For more information, call the restaurant at (860) 410-4304.

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Business wins a ‘best’ award The editors of Connecticut Magazine announced in late September their choices for Connecticut’s “best” in the magazine’s annual Best of Connecticut feature. Artisan’s Marketplace, located at 120 East St., was recognized as the winner in the Best Crafts Gallery category. The business and more than 170 Best of Connecticut winners were highlighted in the September issue of the magazine. Artisan Marketplace staff said they were delighted to have been named Best of Connecticut for the second year in a row. The 2008 award was for Best Gift Shop. The shop is hosting a reception Saturday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be refreshments, a display of jewelry crafted by artist Michael Michaud, and a chance to win prizes. For 28 years, Artisans Marketplace has been a destination to fine American craft,

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representing more than 400 of America’s most talented craft artists. Stories abound in the shop’s collections; each finished piece is a work of art telling its own tale, according to the owners. For more information, visit the Web site

Women’s forum October meeting The Central Connecticut Women’s Forum meets on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at the Capri Ristorante, 161-38 Woodford Ave., Plainville. Networking begins at 5:30 p.m. This month’s meeting will feature guest speaker, Bill Kenney, of the Hartford Business Journal, who will discuss networking and social media. Dinner choices are baked ravioli, veal francais, and chicken and broccoli rabe. Members should RSVP by Thursday, Oct. 15. There is a fee to attend. For more information, call Jane Cioffi at (860) 621-7512 or e-mail

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On Sept. 22, Foxwoods Resort Casino’s Executive Chef Duane Owen prepared a special dinner for guests of the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center in Boston. A program of the American Cancer Society, Hope Lodge offers no-cost lodging for cancer patients, caregivers and families while they’re undergoing outpatient treatment at an area hospital. Owen was assisted by culinary experts. Left, Plainville resident, Bruce Marshall, senior vice president of development with the American Cancer Society, New England Division, meets Mark Samos, Foxwoods labor specialist.

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Jeffery Nesta and Sarah Jiantonio, of Silver Spring, Md., announce the birth of a daughter, Jean Marie Nesta, on Aug. 14, 2009, at Washington Adventist Hospital in Tahoma Park, Md. She weighed 8 pounds 6 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Her maternal grandparents are Carol Jiantonio, of Plainville, and Paul Jiantonio, of New Britain. Her paternal grandparents are Gayle and Rocco Nesta, of New Britain. Her maternal great-grandparents are Anne Frac, of Plainville, and Alfred Jiantonio, of New Britain. Her paternal great-grandmother is Margaret Nesta, of New Britain.


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Searching the Skies

Exploring Our Place in Space Astronaut John Grunsfeld performs work on the Hubble Space Telescope on May 14, 2009, during the first of five spacewalks. Astronauts spent a week in space working on Hubble. Astronauts put in a new camera, the Wide Field Camera 3. They also installed a new instrument, the Cosmic Origins Spectograph, or COS. It splits light up into a rainbow, or spectrum (SPEKtrum). By looking at the different bands of colored light, scientists can tell what elements, or matter, make up different objects.

Have you been celebrating the International Year of Astronomy at your school? It marks an important event. Four hundred years ago, Galileo Galilei became the first person to turn a telescope to the skies. Now, 400 years later, NASA has just returned from a mission to update Hubble, the most powerful telescope humans have ever known. The Mini Page spoke with NASA experts about recent highlights of outer space exploration.

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Galileo Galilei (ga-luh-LAYoh ga-luh-LAY-ee) was an Italian scientist. His telescope observations helped prove that the Earth revolved around the sun. In 1609, Galileo (1564-1642) took a new invention, the spyglass, and improved upon it to create the first telescope for searching the skies. For the first time, people could see close-up views of the moon and planets.

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Giving Hubble a new shine This year, astronauts flew to the Hubble Space Telescope to add new instruments and fix old ones. For the first time since it was launched in 1990, all of Hubble’s instruments are working at peak, or top, performance. Experts believe the whole observatory should last about five more years. It almost didn’t last at all. NASA had decided to let it crash to Earth.

In 2004, after the space shuttle Columbia broke apart during re-entry, NASA officials decided it was too risky to send astronauts up to work on Hubble. But this year they kept a second shuttle ready to rescue astronauts if they got in trouble while fixing Hubble. Luckily, it was not needed. Since it was repaired, the Hubble has been taking pictures of special places in the universe. In September, NASA began revealing these new wonders.

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To the Moon and Beyond This is an artist’s idea of what the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter looked like as it approached the moon. The artwork is laid over moon photos from the Apollo missions. Besides searching for possible landing sites, LRO will be mapping the surface of the moon with ultraviolet light, to show shadowed areas better. It will also be looking for possible radiation dangers.

Searching for Earth-like planets In March, NASA launched the Kepler telescope to hunt for Earth-size or smaller planets orbiting other stars. It is also seeking out planets that are not too hot and not too cold. It is searching for planets with just the right temperature to have liquid water. If there is water, there could be life.

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More to Explore The Mini Page provides ideas for Web sites, books or other resources that will help you learn more about this week’s topics. On the Web: sHTTPASTRONOMYNASAGOV sHTTPSOLARSYSTEMNASAGOVKIDSINDEXCFM sHTTPSPACEPLACENASAGOVENKIDS sWWWNASAGOVAUDIENCEFORSTUDENTS At the library: “Faraway Worldsâ€? by Paul Halpern

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This June, NASA launched two spacecraft to study the moon. These missions are NASA’s first steps toward a return to the moon. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, is flying around the moon, checking out possible landing sites for future human trips. LRO began sending back pictures in July. The Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, is searching for water ice at one of the moon’s poles. On Oct. 9, the upper stage of the rocket Centaur will separate from LCROSS. It will crash into the moon, sending up a giant dust plume. LCROSS will fly through the dust plume, collecting information about what is in the dust. Scientists hope they will find some water. Later, LCROSS too will crash into the moon, sending up a second dust cloud. This will be visible from Earth with telescopes.

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Planning for a return trip

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Property Transfers Sept. 14 LLC to RM Realty LLC I, Lots 1 Jeffrey A. Chu to Dominique and 2 New Britain Ave., K. Veilleux, 190 Tomlinson Ave. $370,000. 13B, $160,000. J.B.W. Enterprises LLC to RM Realty LLC I, Lot 3 New Sept. 21 Britain Ave., $210,000. Claudio Brino to Javier and Sept. 22 Rebecca Martinez, 8 Irving St., $262,650. Oak Land Developers LLC to June M. Petillo to Timothy S. Michael T. Flannery, 10 Hamlin Bassell and Hsiao-han Huang, St. (Parcel B), $65,000. $236,000. Oak Land Developers LLC to Patricia A. Binkowski to CB Matthew Benoit and Linda Rental Properties LLC, 492 Kucharczyk, 219 Trumbull Ave., $65,000. East St. Unit C29, $84,900. West Queen Developers Lisa M. Pagliaro to Erica Mu-

Transfer station open later The next Plainville town-wide bulk pickup 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.; Thurs-

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niz, 190 Tomlinson Ave. 3F, $159,000. Sept. 23 Roderick A. Lynn to Casey Potthoff, 28-30 Washington St., $203,000. Sept. 28 LePage Homes Inc. to Hans G. and Linda G. Spalter, 7 Bradley St. Unit 4, $269,900. Kenneth and Barbara Beson to David and Judy Florance, 182 Westwood Ave., $280,000. Brian Coggshall to Khalil and Paige Quotap, 36 Forshaw Ave., $195,000.

Peter Demkow, of Plainville, admires the mystery plant he and his wife, Anny Demkow, have growing in their backyard. They know it is an annual and is a tropical plant. If anyone can identify it, call The Plainville Citizen office at (860) 410-1857.

day, 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. Identification to verify residency must be shown. Residents can find a list of accepted bulk items by going to the Web site, then “Public Works” under “Town Departments.” Questions? Call the Physical Services Department, (860) 793-0221, ext. 208.

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JOBS ■ TAG SALES ■ CARS ■ HOMES ■ PETS ■ RENTALS ■ ITEMS FOR SALE ■ SERVICE DIRECTORY LEGAL NOTICE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS PLAINVILLE, CONNECTICUT The Zoning Board of Appeals of Plainville, Connecticut will hold Public Hearings on Monday October 13, 2009 at 7:30 pm in the Plainville Municipal Center, One Center Square, Plainville Connecticut, Room 305 to hear and consider the following applications: COOKE STREET Application #09-10-01, Lily Jiang seeks approval for a variance to Article 4, Height, Area and Yard Requirements in a R15 Zone to permit the reduction of the required front yard setback from thirty-four (34) feet to twenty- nine (29) feet for the purposes of constructing an overhang along the front face of an existing structure at 304 Cooke Street. PARK STREET Application #09-10-02, Jens Korgaard seeks approval for a variance to Article 4, Section 410 Special Provisions, Subsection 7 Accessory Structures in Rear Yard to permit the expansion/construction of an attached carport to an existing accessory structure constructed with zero (0) feet of the rear property line for a property at 39 Park Street. LOOMIS AVENUE Application #09-10-03, Karol Sobieski seeks approval for a variance to Article 4, Section 410 Special Provisions, Subsection 7 Accessory Structures in Rear Yards to permit the placement of an accessory structure four (4) feet from the side property line in lieu of the required five (5) feet for a property known as 13 Loomis Avenue. Dated at Plainville, Connecticut this 1st day of October 2009. Gail Pugliese, Secretary Plainville Zoning Board of Appeals LOST & FOUND

LEGAL NOTICE TOWN OF PLAINVILLE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the following action was taken by the Town Council of the Town of Plainville at meeting duly assembled on October 5, 2009: Adoption of the following ordinance: AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING AN AVIATION COMMISSION BE IT ORDAINED by the Town Council of the Town of Plainville, in meeting duly assembled: SECTION 1. There shall be in the Town of Plainville an Aviation Commission of seven (7) resident electors appointed by the Town Council. Not more than four (4) members of the Commission shall belong to the same political party. Three (3) members shall be appointed for the term of three years, three (3) members for two years and one for one year and, thereafter, all appointments shall be for a term of three years. Each member shall hold office until his successor has been appointed and has qualified. The original Commission members shall commence their terms as of November 1, 2009. A member appointed to the Commission to replace a member whose term has not expired shall be appointed for the unexpired term only. The Commission members shall appoint their own chairperson and secretary who shall serve for a term of one year commencing on November 1st of each year. The Town Council may also appoint up to two (2) alternates to perform the duties of an absent member. Each alternate shall serve for a term of three (3) years. The original alternates' terms shall commence as of November 1, 2009. Any vacancy in the membership of the Commission shall be filled for the unexpired portion of the vacated member's term by one of the Town Council's appointed alternates. SECTION 2. The Aviation Commission shall meet as often as it deems necessary, but at least monthly. It shall file a report on matters such as activity at the airport, revenues, expenses, capital improvements, grants and such other items of interest. The report shall be filed with the Town Council and Town Manager no later than the 10th day of each month. SECTION 3. The Aviation Commission shall be responsible for such duties as are provided by state statutes, the Town Charter or by legislation approved by the Town Council which deal with Robertson Airport and its related activities and facilities. SECTION 4. The Aviation Commission shall work in cooperation with the Town Manager in the preparation of a budget setting forth estimated costs, revenues and capital improvements during the ensuing fiscal year to be included in the regular annual Town Budget in accordance with the Town Charter. SECTION 5. This Ordinance shall take effect after passage and publication. Dated at Plainville, Connecticut this 8th day of October 2009. LOST & FOUND


FOUND CAT, long hair orange tiger, 2 different colored eyes, missing tip of left ear, very vocal and friendly. East side Meriden. 203-530-1917


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Slender Grey Cat has been wandering around the Westbrook Road area of Plantsville. Cat is friendly and hungry. We’ve been feeding him/her, but can’t keep. Our other cats are very jealous. Please call Angie 860-628-3159 if this is your cat!

FOUND Dog medium size brown labradoodle or portugese water dog near Swain Ave 10/2/09 call 203-464-2964 FOUND: Tan/orange nuetered long hair male cat with yellow green eyes on 9/28 in vicinity of Hillcrest Terrace, east side of Meriden. 203 235 1419


FOUND: Very large black and tan tiger cat. Has been living on my front porch since Labor Day weekend. Found near Silver Lake, Meriden. Please contact for more info and pictures. LOST CAT- 15yr old male house cat, yellow/gold w/stripes, no other markings. Lost in the vicinity of South Brooksvale/Avon St in Cheshire. If found please call Sandra 203-430-3906. Reward.



LOST-Black dog, female, “Pepper” medium sized, 5 yr-old lab/terrier mix missing 10/3/09 from Swain Ave, Meriden, but is from Ellington, CT & has dog tag# 239. A bit shy w/strangers, but usually comes for treats. Please contact 203440-3561 or 860-550-5514

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CADILLAC DeVille DTS 2003 Tan, 4 door, FWD, Sedan, AUTO 4SPD, 4.6L V8. 73,682 miles. Stock# 4567UA. $9,995 (860) 347-6355 .


CHEVROLET Impala 2009 BMW 7 Series Sedan 1998 4D 740i - 4.4 L 8 Cyl. Automatic. $12,991 Comes with a 3 yr, up to 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. (203) 269-2323

V6, 4 speed automatic. FWD. 5 Yr/100,000. Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. $24,960 860-346-9655


LOST Or Found. The Plainville Citizen will run your lost or found ad FREE in our Classified Section! Call 860-829-1450 for details. LOST- Cat, black w/white on chest & under belly. Approx. 1 yr old. Male. Yellow eyes. Vic. Sagamore Rd, Meriden. Missing since Fri. 9/25. Call (203) 237-7934 LOST: September 25th - Sony Cyber Shot Camera at the Durham Fair. 860-349-0365.

BUICK CENTURY 1998 Grandma stopped driving it. Low miles. Excellent condition. Carfax report available. $3895. (203) 530-3173

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CHEVY Cobalt LT 2007 Black, 2 door, FWD, Coupe, Auto, 2.2L I4. 27,739 miles. Stock# P08932U. $9,995 (860) 347-6355 .


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U.S. POSTAL SERVICE STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP, MANAGEMENT AND CIRCULATION PS Form 3526-R (Requester Publications Only) 1. PUBLICATION TITLE, THE PLAINVILLE CITIZEN 2. PUBLICATION NO., 022-097 3. FILING DATE, October 1, 2009 4. ISSUE FREQUENCY, Weekly. 5. NO. OF ISSUES PUBLISHED ANNUALLY, 52 6. ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION PRICE, None 7. COMPLETE MAILING ADDRESS OF KNOWN OFFICE OF PUBLICATION, 333 East Street, Plainville, CT 06062 (County of Hartford) Contact Person, David Pare, Telephone 203-317-2407. 8. COMPLETE MAILING ADDRESS OF HEADQUARTERS OR GENERAL BUSINESS OFFICE OF PUBLISHER, 11 Crown Street, Meriden, CT 06450-0915 9. FULL NAMES AND COMPLETE MAILING ADDRESSES OF PUBLISHER, EDITOR AND MANAGING EDITOR: PUBLISHER: Eliot C. White, 11 Crown St., Meriden, CT 06450. EDITOR: Eliot C. White, 11 Crown St., Meriden, CT 06450. MANAGING EDITOR: Robert Mayer, 333 East Street, Plainville, CT 06062. 10. OWNER: The Record-Journal Publishing Co., 11 Crown Street, Meriden, CT 06450. Stockholders owning or holding one percent or more: Eliot C. White, 15 Canoe Birch Court, Berlin, CT 06037, Leslie H. White, 435 Bradley Ave., Meriden, CT 06451, Susan W. White, 15 Canoe Birch Court, Berlin, CT 06037, Elizabeth B. White, 53 Canner Street, New Haven, CT 06511, Melinda Garlock, 40 Runge Drive, Meriden, CT 06451, Harkil & Co., Webster Trust, Webster Plaza, Waterbury, CT 06702, A/C of First Baptist Church, A/C of MidState Medical Center, Alison W. Muschinsky, 106 Olympus Parkway, Middletown, CT 06457, Bodin Muschinsky, 120 Robin Circle, Tolland, CT 06084, Evon Muschinsky, P.O. Box 476, Vernon, CT 06066, Sarah White Rogers, 1776 Cedar Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32963, White Family Trust, Cummings & Lockwood, 75 Isham Road, West Hartford, CT 06106, L.H. White Trust, Allan White, 29672 Zuma Bay Way, Malibu, CA 90265, Allan H. Church, 20 Buck Hill Lane, Pond Ridge, NY 10576, YMCA, Inc., 110 W. Main St., Meriden, CT 06450, Michael F. Killian, 56 Hamlin Brook Path, Southington, CT 06489. 11. KNOWN BONDHOLDERS, MORTGAGEES, AND OTHER SECURITY HOLDERS OWNING OR HOLDING 1 PERCENT OR MORE OF TOTAL AMOUNT OF BONDS, MORTGAGES OR OTHER SECURITIES. If none, check box ✓ None. ❑ 12. Tax Status (For completion by nonprofit organizations authorized to mail at nonprofit rates) (Check One) The purpose, function, and nonprofit status of this organization and the exempt status for federal income tax purposes ❑ HAS NOT CHANGED DURING PRECEDING 12 MONTHS ❑ HAS CHANGED DURING PRECEDING 12 MONTHS (Publisher must submit explanation of change with this statement) 13. PUBLICATION NAME, The Plainville Citizen 14. ISSUE DATE FOR CIRCULATION DATA, Sept. 24, 2009

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CHRYSLER PT Cruiser Limited 2004 Silver, 4 door, FWD, Wagon, Auto, 2.4L I4, 51,034 miles. Stock# 911849U. $7,995 (860) 347-6355

Black, 4 door, FWD, Sedan, Auto, 2.4L I4. 29,634 miles. Stock# P09193U. $10,995 (860) 347-6355

MERCEDES-BENZ C Class 2006 Sedan 4D C280 AWD - 3.0 L V6 Cylinder Engine, Automatic $23,991.00 Comes with a 3 yr, up to 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. (203) 269-2323


SAAB 9-3- 2005 4 Cyl. Sedan 4D Aero Turbo 2.0 L 4 Cyl Engine, Automatic $16,991.00 Comes with a 3 yr, up to 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. (203) 269-2323

SATURN SC 2 2001 37,605 mi. Silver, 2 door, FWD, Coupe, AUTO 4 SPD, 1.9L I4, Stock# 76874B. $5,995













CHRYSLER Sebring GTC 2002 Red, 2 door, FWD, Convertible, 47,560 mi. Auto 2.7L V6, Stock# 107782U. $6,995 860-347-6355

MERCEDES-BENZ C Class 2007 Sport Sedan 4D C230 - 2.5 L V6 Cylinder Engine, Automatic $23,991.00 Comes with a 3 yr, up to 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. (203) 269-2323

TOYOTA Avalon XL 2000 Silver, 4 door, FWD, Sedan, Auto 4 Spd, 3.0L V6. 84,211 miles. Stock# P09404U. $8,995 (860) 347-6355 .

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16. Publication of Statement of Ownership for a Requester Publication is required and will be printed in the October 8, 2009 issue of this publication. 17. Signature and Title of Editor, Publisher, Business Manager or Owner. ELIOT C. WHITE, Editor and Publisher Date: 10/1/09. I certify that all information furnished on this form is true and complete. I understand that anyone who furnishes false or misleading information on this form or who omits material or information requested on the form may be subject to criminal sanctions (including fines and imprisonment) and/or civil sanctions (including civil penalties).

DODGE Charger SXT 2006 Red, 4 Door Sedan. AUTO, 3.5L V6. 37,021 miles. Stock# 108906SU. $12,995 (860) 347-6355

NISSAN Altima GXE 1998

Gray, 4 door, FWD, Sedan, AUTO, 2.2L I4,102,407 miles. Stock# 988801U. $5,995

Brown, 4 door, FWD, Sedan, 118,203 miles. Manual 5 SPD, 2.4L I4. Stock# 7718U. $3,995 (860) 347-6355 860-347-6355

FORD Explorer Sport, 2000, very clean, $3999. For info call (860) 919-9400 ROBERTS CHRYSLER DODGE Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles. 120 So. Broad St, Meriden, CT 203-235-1111

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TOYOTA Camry LE 2005 Silver, 4 door, FWD, Sedan, Manual 5 Spd, 2.4L I4. 119,560 miles. Stock# 107659U. $7,995 (860) 347-6355


VOLKSWAGEN Jetta Sedan 2002 4dr Sedan GLS Auto 2.0 L 4 Cylinder Engine, Automatic. $6,991.00 Comes with a 3 yr, up to 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. (203) 269-2323


CHEVY Silverado 1500 Z71 2005 71,275 miles. Black, 4 door, 4X4, Extended Cab Pickup, AUTO 4SPD, 5.3L V8, Stock# 8873UA $16,995 (860) 347-6355




FORD Explorer Sport 2001 Blue, 2 door, 4X4, SUV, Auto, 4.0L V6. 70,506 miles. Stock# P09148U. $6,995




TOYOTA Tacoma 2004

TOYOTA Camry Solara 2005 Black, 2 door, Convertible, FWD, Auto 5 Spd, 77,546 mi. 3.3L V6. Stock# P07756U. $13,995 (860) 347-6355

CORVETTE 1979 Gun metal grey, 55K miles, T-top, A/C, AT, V8, new red upholstery & rugs. Paper work to verify that vehicle has been will maintained. Asking $12,000. 203-634-0176

Green, 4X4, Regular Cab Pickup, Manual 5 Spd, 3.4L V6. 98,409 mi. Stock# P09170U. $15,995 (860) 347-6355

HYUNDAI Santa Fe GLS 2005 Blue, 4 door, AWD, SUV, AUTO 5SPD, 3.5L V6, 58,248 miles. Stock# 5598U. $10,995 (860) 347-6355



TOYOTA Corolla 1997 Black, 4 door, FWD, Sedan, AUTO, 59,180 miles. 1.6L I4, Stock# 8898U. $3,995

CHEVROLET Silverado 2009 1500, 4.3L V6. 4 spd automatic. 5 Yr/100,000. Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. $21,645 860-346-9655

Ford Explorer 1997 4-Door 4.0, 5speed. $600. For parts or easy fix. Runs, but needs work. Winter is coming. AWD. Call 860276-9003, leave message. Also, Sega Daytona 2 USA Arcade Driving Game w/ 50" Monitor. $28K New. Awesome shape, first $3,500 takes it! Call 860276-9003.

TOYOTA 4 Runner SR5 Tan, 4 door, 4X4, SUV, Auto 4 Speed, 3.4L V6. 106,238 mi. Stock# 5624UA. $9,995 (860) 347-6355


CHEVY S-10 Pick Up 1999 4-cyl. Auto. Black w/gray interior. Air cond. 71K Well maintained. Excellent condition! $3,600. (860)829-0745/ (860)829-0688

AUTOMOBILES WANTED FORD Explorer NBX 2004 Red, 4 door, 4X4, SUV, Auto 5 Spd , 4.0L V6. 61,548 mi. Stock# P08903U. $11,995 CASH And/Or Tax deduction for your vehicle. Call

TOYOTA Corolla XRS 2005 Silver, 4 door, FWD, Sedan, Manual 6 Spd, 1.8L I4. 84,290 miles. Stock# 96537U. $9,995 (860) 347-6355 .

CHEVY S10 1996 Green, Ext cab. 5 spd. W/truck liner & tool box. 105k. Can see at 117 Carter Ave Ext., Meriden, $2100. Needs brake booster, $350 repair credit. 714-738-6000 or 203-235-1957

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HYUNDAI Vera Cruz 2008 AWD, 12K, am/fm/CD, 1 owner, mint condition, fully loaded. $24,195. Call (203) 235-0681 leave message.

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Junk cars, trucks, motorcycles. Free Pickup. Free Removal. Running or not.

203-631-0800 or 203-630-2510

AUTO PARTS TIRE, All season, on rim 235/75/15, like new $25 2351905.

SNOWMOBILES 2003 YAMAHA SX VIPER 700cc. Red & black. Runs great. Excellent condition. $5500 or best. Call (203) 6861354


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.

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WINTER MOTORCYCLE STORAGE Heated, secure, clean garage in Meriden. Call (203) 715-0866

BULLDOGS, Chihuahuas, Boxers, Boston Terrier, Yorkies, Beagle, Labs, Pit Bulls, Poms, Basset Hounds, Maltese. $150+ Call 860-930-4001 FREE CATS & KITTENS - To a good home. Call 203-265-6169 or stop by 29 Hill Ave, Yalesville. FREE to good home. yellow lab 6 yrs. old. Good with children. Call 203-213-2974.

3 ADORABLE Little Kittens. Free to good homes. Call (203) 7152817. Leave message, please.

GOFFIN Cockatoo, handsome male, 5 years old with cage. Good temperament, affectionate, very playful. $450/OBO Call 860-268-6495 Can’t keep!

ADORABLE Pair of Lovebirds. Infants, less than 6 mos old.’ Peach-faced. Accessories, but NOT THE CAGE. $50 or best offer. (860) 830-7150

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 PARAKEET Cage Very Nice. Clean. $30 (203) 630-2851


Thursday, October 8, 2009 — The Plainville Citizen PETS & LIVESTOCK PUG PUPPIES - Purebred 1st shots. Parents on premises. Very lovable. Home raised. $850. 203-213-5189

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES QUEEN size feather-bed w/protector 95% duck feather $90 (203)235-3769.

LAWN & GARDEN LEAF Blower-Gas-Back Pack style. Exc condition-$75. Call 203-238-3250

CONSTRUCTION EQUIP & TOOLS $100.00 Interior door, prehung 32”x80” Call 203-715-0553 SPINNING Tools - Over 60 years old. $100 or best offer. Call (203) 235-9965

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES 13 INCH TV with a/v hookup. $40 203-213-0710

SOFA EXCELLENT CONDITION $90. LOVESEAT EXCELLENT CONDITION $60. 203-630-0677 SONY 56” projection TV $100. Call 203-915-4668 UPRIGHT freezer Good condition. $75. Call 203 235-3588

Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators & Stoves CLEAN Will Deliver (203) 284-8986

BEDROOM SET - Queen, $200; Table and chairs $100; 2 End Tables w/coffee table $50, 3 Air conditioners. Excellent condition. Moving - Make offer. 203-599-8006

COFFEE Table with 2 end tables. Med. brown finish, brass trim. Good buy $65/OB. 203-272-1643

GLASS charcoal smoked tabletop slab, 3’ W X 5’ L X 1/4” thick, $55. 203-265-3738. GRACO infant car seat Bermuda pattern, LN $65 call 860628-3144

LAMINATING Service. Let us help you preserve your most precious moments. From $2.50 to $4.50 per piece. Call 203238-1953 for info. 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 MIDDLEFIELD, CT Burial Plots 3 available, all adjacent. $500.00/each firm. Please call (860)347-9841 PATIO Glass Table with umbrella & 6 chairs w/cushions. $50. 203-907-8704 PICASSO framed poster 21”x28”litho Asking $20. 203-237-0912

BUNKBED SET! $100 Solid wood! Never used! 81”x65”x42”. Call (203) 729-1705 CAN DELIVER! CABINETS- Custom glazed maple. Never installed. cann add or subtract to fit kitchen. Cost $10,000. Sacrifice for $2500. Can deliver. Call Mike 203-557-3386


WOODEN IMPORTS FURNITURE Specializing in dinette sets. All Hardwood. Wholesale prices starting at $229! Call (860) 231-1777

POWER Wheels jeep and Cat tough loader. $75 for both. 203-630-0220 REASONABLY priced misc household items. Ex-LR furn., DR set, Mt bikes, end tables. Must Sell! 203-464-4650 SCREENED TOPSOIL, 16YD MINIMUM, DELIVERED $25 PER YD CALL 203-272-3166

ENTERTAINMENT Center. 50”L x 4Ft H, Glass Door 1 side. $25. 203-235-1905 FREE - Sofa, light beige w/floral pattern. Good condition. (203) 265-0817 after 5pm.

STORAGE Cabinet- Wood. 45” x 36”Hx20”D. Great for basement/garage. $25. 203-235-3794

GREY Loveseat in good condition. $75. Phone (203) 630-9731 HIGH chair, white and blue $15.00 203-671-9297 LANE Cedar Chest for sale $99. Call Norma at 203-527-9383. LIVING ROOM set. Good condition but old. Good for basement or garage play room. $100.00 or best offer. Call 203284-9289. MAPLE End table. Good condition. $10. Call (203) 634-7709

Mattress twin XL Sealy Brand New Unused $80 ( originally $200 ) 78 x 38 x 10 inches Southington. Call 860-628-4693 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 OAK Coffee & End Table Veneer tops. Great Cond. $50. Call 203-634-0483 PANASONIC 32” TV. $65. Call (203) 284-8035

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 2005 Mitchell collision estimating reference guides. Complete set. $50. 860-224-7209 3 Precious Moments Figurines $6/each or All $15.00 Call 203-265-5920 50 CLASSIC horror DVD’s. Most of the DVDs never opened. $80. Call 203-634-9336 BIONICLES Large tote full. Over 40 complets sets. $100. Call (203) 214-3348 CANNING JARS Quart & some pint Dozen for $3.00, no lids, clean, 203-641-2094 COSTUME JEWELRY 50 PCS EARINGS PINS ECT. $50 203-269-8590 CRAFTSMEN 16”Scroll saw and table. Used once. $90. Call 203-630-0841

FILL, TOPSOIL & TRUCKING AVAILABLE 860-346-3226 FREE-Toledo butcher’s meat scale cast iron w/porcelain. Call 203-269-9922 SECURE Lock bed rail. $15. Call (203) 265-4467 Price firm.

TABLE SAW Powr Kraft Excellent working condition. $35. Call (203) 269-2107 TREATED 5/4x6 Decking up to 11’3’’, 2x4s, 4x4s. All for $25. Call 203-235-4693. WINEMAKING Equipment Barrels, bottles, jugs and much more. Call (860) 346-2427 WOW!!! Collectables 39 Resin Boyd Bears All for $100. Call 203-238-4334

YANKEES ALDS TIX $250 for 2 tickets to see the Yankees take on the Twins or Tigers on Fri. Oct 9, 7:05pm. Grandstand Section 427, side by side seats behind home plate. This game is at Yankee Stadium. Private seller. 203-507-4259. Serious inquiries only!


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.

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH BOWLING Ball Silver, Bowling Shows. Size 6 & Bag. $40. Call (203) 634-9336

SNOWBOARD & bindings used ESP 148 cm. $20 203 269-6117

CAMO insulated bids size large $80 or best offer. Camo down filled covers, all sizexs XL. $80 or best offer. Call 203-237-6497



DUCKPIN bowling balls with leather bag, excellent shape, $60, 203-237-7070

FANCY Firewood. $240/cord delivered. Extra clean, split small, discount over 3 cords. (203) 631-2211, Mike.

FIGURE Skates (American Rocket) Wmns size6. New $30/OBO. Call 203-265-6035

FIREWOOD $250/cord delivered - within area. Quick delivery. All hardwood cut & split . 203-439-1253 anytime. FREE Firewood. Oak cut to length. Must be split. Call 860681-8007 Southington PELLET STOVE- Brand new. black w/gold dr & gold trim, incl. accessories. Used only 1 year. Exc cond. 48,000 BTU. Will heat 1500 sq. ft. $2800. 203- 686-1354


GOLF BALLS - Variety @ $4 dozen or 3 doz for $10. (203) 269-8610 OXOGEN tank holder for wheel chair PD$75. $25 or B/O 203-213-0710 ROLLERBLADES-youth size 1-4 (adjustable). Pads incl.$15 203-639-0835 SINGLE seat jogging stroller. Never used $75. Call 203-269-5225

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33 Assorted silver mercury dimes. Each for sale. $3 each. Call for more info 203-317-0032 STAR WARS Hamilton collector plate. Space vehicle edition with certificate. $30. (203) 235-6623

SWORDS BAYONETS Helmets, Daggers, Fighting Knives, Flags, Medals, etc.

203-238-3308 SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS HOT TUB 6 person, 35 jets, 3 pumps w/all options, full warr, NEW in wrapper. Cost $7000 Sell $3800. Call 203-988-9915

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36 SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS HOT TUB- 2009 Model, 6 person, 33 jets, Ozonator, waterfall. Aromatherapy. All options w/cover. Brand new in package. Full warranty! Cost $7500. Sacrifice $3750. Can deliver. Call 203-557-3386

COMPUTERS & OFFICE EQUIPMENT COMPUTER desk/hutch with drawers $25 Call 203-269-9922 GATEWAY computer Windows ME $50 203 269-7802

ELECTRONICS 27-INCH Toshiba Color Television. Works fine. Asking $100. 203-235-5000 RCA Wireless headset for tv pc with vol control. $15. Call 203687-5381 WII Games (4) $25 and under. Call 203-639-0835 for titles and prices.


1-2 ITEMS Silverware, china, glass, furniture, 50’s items, whole estates.

203-238-3499 $ ALWAYS BUYING! $ 1 item to entire estate! Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 South Orchard St. Wallingford. Mon-Sat. 9:30-4:30.

203-284-3786 ANTIQUES WANTED - 1 Item or an Estate. Estate sale service provided. Seeking: Meridenmade items, lamps, paintings. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025

DEE’S ANTIQUES Buying Silverplate, Glass, Furn, music instruments, china, art, collectibles. 1 item to estate.

203-235-8431 FISHING TACKLE. Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Call Dave anytime 860-463-4359 WANTED: 38” Hitchcock desk w/single drawer. Call (203) 265-7510

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS 5 COWBELLS, 4, 5, 9, 9, 9” for a drummer. Only $100. 203-634-0809 FREE upright piano. Needs some repair and tuning. Call 860-68-6846 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

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS. Many different instruments offered. Beginners to Advanced. Experienced music teachers. Call Sarah or Mark 203-235-1546 Fall openings available.

Professional Violin Lessons & String Instruments Repaired! For Children & Adults $25 per 1/2 hour. First lesson FREE! 30 yrs exp. We repair: Violins ● Violas ● Cellos ● Bass Bow Rehairing 203-294-0888

Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome

Piano Lessons


MERIDEN-1BR Crown Village (16 Unit Bldg). Heat & HW, storage, keyless entry, assigned prkg. Fresh paint. Lease & sec. $800. Call after 1pm 860-664-9608 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 YALESVILLE On The Green. Special -Was $1400, Now $1300 per month! 2 BR, 2 Baths. All appliances incl w/d. A/C & gas heat. Exercise facility & BBQ area on site. Gracie 203-464-8066


Beginner to Intermediate De Fiore Vocal & Piano Studio Roberta (203) 630-9295 WURLITZER Piano: 57” long, 26” wide, 37” high. $75. Call 203-269-5704


PUBLISHER’S NOTICE EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertised in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, revised March 12, 1989, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, handicap, or familial status or intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination; and is also subject to the State of Connecticut General Statutes Sections 46a64c which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, lawful source of income, familial status, or physical or mental disability, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate or for the sale or rental of residential property which is in violation of these laws.

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden - Studio apts $650. Heat & HW incl. + sec. Avail. immed! 203-938-3789 MER. FURNISHED apts + rms: ALL Incl Heat, Elec, HW. 3rd fl furn studio, $160/wk+sec. RMs $130/wk+sec. 203-630-3823 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 - CLEAN 1 ROOM EFFICIENCY $450. Utilities included. 2 mos security. Credit check req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN - Newly remodeled, 7 rms, stove, refrig. 1 1/2 baths & garage. Avail. Nov. 1. Call (203) 238-3908

MERIDEN 1BR., 1 bath. North First St. 1BR 500/mo, Util Not included. 1 1/2 month Sec, Ref, NO Pets. 203-470-0047 MERIDEN 2nd fl 1BR furn $210/wk + sec. Heat, HW, Elec incld. E. Side, very clean. Offst park. 203-630-3823 12pm8pm. MERIDEN 2 BR - $850 ($1000 sec. dep.) 4 BR - $1375 ($1600 sec. dep.) Nice location. Off st. parking. No pets. Credit check. 860-828-3669 MERIDEN 3 BR LR, DR, Kitchen. 3rd floor. Balcony, storage. Clean. No pets. Call 203-4400751 leave message. MERIDEN 3 BR, 1st floor. $900 plus security. 186 Grove Street. No dogs. Call (203) 887-4032


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 Sunset Ave. Sunny & bright TH 3BR, 1 full 2 half bath, washer & dryer, 2c gar, corner unit, lovely yard. $1250 + utils. All Star Realty 203-952-1122 MERIDEN- 1BR, sec bldg. No pets. Sec dep-credit check. $775 per month. 203-376-1259 MERIDEN- 2BR, laundry room, 1 car gar., A/C. No pets $950/mo + dep. 203-235-9214

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. (203) 630-2763

MERIDEN EFFICIENCY Fully Furnished. BR/LR combination w/full kitchen & private bath. $575/mo. Sec. & lease req. Call 203-238-9772


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 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 Spacious 1 BR Apartment. Newly renovated. On West side. Water included. $700/month. (203) 715-0855

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 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- 1BR Fall Special $695/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Offer expires October 31. For info 203-639-4868

APARTMENTS FOR RENT 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. $835/mo. Sec & refs req’d. 203-238-7133

MERIDEN-3BR duplex, $1100 Atkins St. 3BR, quiet location, $1000- Bailey Ave Middletown-2BR, $800 203-526-4338 MERIDEN-Large 2BR, 1st flr, hdwd flrs, appls incld. Utils & heat not incld. Off-st parking avail. $775/mo + sec. Credit check. Avail 11/1. 646-345-2636 MERIDEN-Studio apt downtonw on bus-line, $525/mo + utils. No pets. Sec & refs. Call 203-982-3042 MERIDEN. 1 BR, 2nd floor apartment, 4 rooms total, appliances, off street parking, $400/mo plus 2 months security, no pets. 203-507-8730 MERIDEN: Spacious 1 & 2BR apt. $650-$800, off st park. Section 8 approved. 110 Colony St. Leave Message 860-4260658 S. MERIDEN-Great location. 2BR. Move-in, no stairs. Off-stparking, large yard. $900/mo + utils & sec. Call 203-619-3057 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

MERIDEN3 Bdrm, 2nd fl. No pets. No smoking. Large yard. Recently remodeled! $950/month & 1 month security. 203-317-0360

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

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- Townhouse For rent. 19 Guiel Place. 2BR, 2 baths, hot water heat. Ready for Nov. 1. $1095/mo. 203-376-2160 or 203-213-6175 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, $700/mo & 2BR, $750/mo. Sect 8 approved. Off-st-parking. Newly painted, carpets, flr in kit. 917-892-6293 MERIDEN-1BR, Large Rooms, Large Windows, Off-St-Parking. WD Hookup. Very nice. $625 /mo. 2 mos sec & credit check required. No pets. 203-284-0597

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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- 1BR, 1406 Hanover Ave. With appls, parking & laundry. No pets. 1 yr lease. 1.5 month security. $695/mo. 203265-7094

MERIDEN- 3BR, new paint, carpet, appliances, off st. parking. Lease, security. $900/mo. Prescott St. Jack (203) 9967379 Jack Regan Realty

Looking for the perfect new home for your Mother, Father, Aunt, Friend or Yourself?…….

WALLINGFORD - Near transportation, 5 rooms, 2 BR, 2nd floor, 2 family, off St. parking, no pets, $800 plus utilities, 203-284-1853 WALLINGFORD 1BR, 2nd flr, appliances, central location, $750 a month, 1 month security. No pets. Call 203-317-9824 WALLINGFORD 1BR, 3Rm apt, convenient intown location, off-st-parking $675/mo + utils. Call (203) 269-9585 WALLINGFORD 2/3BR, $1065/mo. Available immediately. 203-265-6175 or 203-213-6175 WALLINGFORD 2BR/5Rm, 1st Flr. Renovated. Carpet. Fully Appl’d. Quiet in town locale. Util not incl. Credit & Ref req. Lease, sec, no pets. $875/ month. 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. WALLINGFORD- 1BR, studio, kitchen. Stove & refrigerator included. Centrally located. $550. No pets. 2 mo security + refs. 203-265-0698 WALLINGFORD-2BR, washer & dryer hookup, large yard, offst-parking. $875/mo+sec. Call 203-265-1192 Available Oct. 1.

Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

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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(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD- 2BR townhouse, Very clean, nice yard, appls, W/D hkup, off-st-parking. No smoking, no pets. $900 + sec. Call 203-631-5219 WALLINGFORD- So. Cherry St. 2BR, incl. all appls. AC, 10 ft ceilings. Like new - built 2 yrs ago! $1200/mo. 2 mos. sec. Gracie 203-464-8066 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


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-2BR, Choate area. W/D hkup. No smoking/pets. Credit check + refs. $950 + utils. Call 203-376-2007

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

WLFD. 1BR w/stove & refrig including heat & hw. Starting at $695. No pets. Lease, sec. JJ Bennett Realty 203-265-7101

WALLINGFORD-Quiet country setting 1BR, 2nd flr, stove, refrig, patio. Credit, refs, sec. No pets/smoking. $700/mo +utils. 203-269-9755

WLFD. 2 BR OVERSIZED Townhouse, applianced kitchen, lots of storage & closet space, laundry room. NO PETS. $1195. Call J.J. Bennett, 203-265-7101.


WANTED: USED FURNITURE refrigerator, gas stove, mattresses, couches, beds, household items, clothing, children’s toys, etc. 860-869-2947

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Thursday, October 8, 2009 — The Plainville Citizen ROOMS FOR RENT

MERIDEN - Britannia St. Spacious room. Furnished or unfurnished. All utils. Parking. $130 weekly. Call 203-275-5881 MERIDEN - Rooms For Rent $100 per week. All utilities & cable TV included. No drugs or alcohol, Please Call 203-537-6284 MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, utils,. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. or call 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm MERIDEN Clean, Safe Room. 203-634-8084 Utilities & fridge included. Share kitchen /bath. $115 per week plus security. 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

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

VACATION & SEASONAL RENTALS 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




WOW! CALL FOR THIS MONTH’S AMAZING MANAGER’S SPECIALS! Storage Space-Clean, well lit, fenced facility. 5’x10’-$45.99 - 5’x15’-$59.99 10’x10’-$78.00 - 10’x15’-$109.99 10’x20’-$124.99 - 10’x30’-$194.99 All prices subject to 6% tax. CALL (203) 250-1515 for details.

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Full time. Candidates must be organized, accurate, reliable, flexible, able to work independently and possess strong PC skills. Dealership experience preferred Fax Resume to: 860-852-0087 or send to JTSS LTD, 680 Newfield Street, Middletown, CT 06457

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CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE MERIDEN Houses for sale, rent or lease purchase. Visit our website at or call 203-671-2223 Galleria Real Estate

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P/T Clinical & Didactic Openings in These Associate Degree Programs:

HELP WANTED CARPENTER/FRAMERS Exp Framers needed. $15-$18 to start. Tools & transportation needed. Call 203-272-1166 CHEF & Line Cook needed Exp’d. F/T & P/T. Call 860-426-2020 CHURCH SECRETARY Immanuel Lutheran Church is looking for a part time church secretary. Office and clerical work, MSWord, Publisher, filing, copying, mail distribution. Work Mon-Thurs 4 hours a day. Send resume to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 164 Hanover St., Meriden, Ct 06451

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BALANCING CLERK 60PM TO FINISH Will perform balancing functions; amount keying, reconciliation, nightly SLA reports and various duties. Must have 10key, previous banking or accounting experience desirable. Must be able to work in time-critical environment and have some flexibility with hours. Apply in person or online at Approximately 20-25 hrs per week. All candidates drub tested and conviction checked.

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ENONOMICS, PSYCHOLOGY, SOCIOLOGY Email resume to: MATHEMATICS, SCIENCES (Anat & Phys, Biology, Chem, Envi Sci, Microbio, Pathophys, Phys) Email resume to: CAREGIVER POSITIONS Comfort & Care of Wallingford, LLC HCA# 0000175 A non-medical agency seeking kind, caring & compassionate individuals to care for the “Older Adult” in their own homes. Individuals who apply must be willing to work flexible hours, Monday through Fridays, and possible weekends between the hours of 8:30-6pm. Transportation, Valid Drivers License & contact numbers are required. Medical insurance is available for all full time employees. Positions available in the Middletown area. If you want to make a difference in someone’s life, call for an appointment, Monday through Friday between 8:30am & 5:00pm. 1-866-350-CARE CARPENTER- Lead Carpenter 10+ yrs exp. Driver’s license & own tools required. Please fax resume to 203-269-1574

CROSSING GUARDS • Wallingford, CT Area • PT (20-25 hours per week) IMMEDIATE OPENINGS!! Candidates must possess good communication and customer service skills, as well as a HS diploma/GED, a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. A background check and drug screen are required. Apply in person at G4S Wackenhut 241 Main Street, Hartford, CT Mon-Fri 8:30am -3:30pm Ph. (860)-424-0028 For a complete listing of the basic qualifications for this position visit EOE • MFDV • DFW CUSTOMER Service Agent: ambitious, friendly, independent worker, problem solver, phone experience, M-F 9a-5p, 203-284-6040 Ext 112 CUSTOMER SERVICE PT 1-2 days/week. Upscale storage facility. Light computer, good people/office skills. Email:

Customer Service Representative The Record-Journal is seeking a part time Customer Service Representative to join our Circulation team. Excellent communication skills and ability to multi task are needed. Position includes data entry, posting payments, inbound and outbound sales and service calls. Please apply in person between the hours of 10am – 2pm at:

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Customer Service Representative The Record-Journal is seeking a part time Customer Service Representative to join our Circulation team. Excellent communication skills and ability to multi task are needed. Position includes data entry, posting payments, inbound and outbound sales and service calls. Please apply in person between the hours of 10am – 2pm at:

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DRIVERS Part time Must have exp. CDL a plus. Call Jim 203-239-2220 RECEPTIONIST- Legal office. Exp. required. Flexible hours. Fax resume to: 203-272-2077


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CHESHIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS 30 HR. INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT HIGH SCHOOL 30 hour Instructional Assistant to work in academic classrooms and special education learning center to assist student with intellectual disabilities. This position requires working with the general education teachers to help support lesson modifications and accommodations to support the student's learning. In addition, this candidate will need to carry out behavioral plans to address challenging behaviors that may occur within the school environment. Personal care and/or lifting may be required. Prior experience working with middle or high school aged special education students with disabilities preferred. High school diploma. Two years beyond high school preferred. CLOSING DATE: Oct. 23,2009 - 4:00 p.m SEND LETTER OF INTENT & CURRENT RESUME:

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Police Dispatcher P/T Town of Plainville Receive incoming phone & radio calls; dispatch patrol units. Radio operations & procedures; experience desirable. Good interpersonal skills, able to multi-task, and some typing required.

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SPEECH Language Pathologist Full time/ Part time for Birth to Three program providing services and supports to children with dev. delays. CT Dept of Health License req. Masters degree required. Email resume and salary requirements to: jen.barter@ YARD WORK & other odd jobs inside/out. Send info to PO BOX 373, Middlefield, CT 06455

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HR Dept., Town Hall EXPERIENCED Landscape Laborers, Foremen and Designers needed. Refs a must. Blue Hills Landscaping. (860) 628-4099 HOTEL- General manager for the Red Roof Inn & Suites, Southington, CT. Candidate will have 5 years experience. P & L responsibility, Email: Fax 860-621-8545

One Central Square Plainville, CT or Position will remain open until filled. EOE 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

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IF YOU MENTION THIS AD We clean Estates, house, office, attic, cellar, gar, yd. Fall C/U. 860-575-8218/203-535-9817


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(FT, split shifts) This position may provide rapid career advancement & management opportunities. Candidates must possess 1+ year’s security experience and excellent computer, communication and customer service skills. Supervisory experience a + HS diploma or GED, valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required. Background check and drug screen required. We offer: Health insurance, Free Uniforms, 401(k). Apply in person at: G4S Wackenhut 241 Main St., Hartford, CT (860)424-0028 Mon-Fri, 8:30am-3:30pm For complete listing of the basic qualifications for this position visit EOE●MFDV●DFW

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EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS, Discrimination, Health Care Denials & General Law. There are Laws to Protect You When Your Rights are Violated. Free 30 Minute Consultation. David Seaver, Attorney and Counselor At Law. Your Advocate for Your Rights. Greater Meriden/ Berlin Area. 860-357-5517

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FENCING CORNERSTONE FENCE & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203-237-GATE CT Reg #601060


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HANDYPERSONS Neighborhood Handyman, LLC. Specializing in smaller jobs. Indoor/outdoor. CT Reg #611858 Matt 860-877-2549

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


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


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

RICK’S AFFORDABLE Fall Clean-ups, brush/tree removal, curbside vac truck, tree & pricker removal. 11 yrs exp. 203-530-4447. 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 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 WESTFORT FARM Screened top soil mixed with compost. Picked up or delivered.

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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, October 8, 2009

Education Briefs Beer and wine tasting event

Plainville High School Athletic Backers Club will be hosting a Beer and Wine Tasting Event on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the VFW, Northwest Drive, Plainville. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by contacting Christina Allen at (860) 747-8801, Lorrie Belanger at (860) 793-4921, Christina Tufts at (860) 7473933 or any Backers Club member.

Seven crazy plays at PHS

The Plainville High School, drama club, Students of Theater Unlimited, will present seven one-act plays Friday, Oct. 16 and Saturday, Oct. 17, at 8 p.m., in the Mel Perry Auditorium. The seven “mini-plays” are performed, produced and directed by stu-

dents. The plays run the gamut from side-splitting comedy to profound drama. PHS faculty member Thomas Riccardo is the advisor. Students of Theater Unlimited is a club dedicated to promoting the arts at Plainville High School, 47 Robert Holcomb Way. There is a charge to attend and ticekts can be purchased at the door. For information, call the high school at (860) 793-3220.

a scholarship. This year, RMHC of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts awarded a total of $53,000 to area students, with 19 students receiving $2,000 scholarships and three top students each receiving $5,000 scholarships.

Graduate receives scholarship

“We are proud to provide scholarship dollars to local students to help them achieve their education and career goals,” said Daniel Ashburn, president of RMHC of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. “All of the recipients are extremely deserving. They have demonstrated passion and perseverance to overcome challenges and triumph in many areas of their lives. We wish them continued success.”

Jillian Cavallari, a 2009 graduate of Plainville High School attending Rutgers University this fall, has been selected as a recipient of a $2,000 scholarship from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. Cavallari was one of only 22 area students selected from more than 600 applicants to receive

Scholarship applicants were scrutinized by a panel of judges in several categories including academic achievement, community involvement and financial need.

Making healthy habits fun With flu shots and the H1N1 virus on our minds and all over the media, the Plainville Family Resource Network is making healthy habits a fun and proactive part of its weekly sessions. Early health education is made a natural part of learning through songs and movement opportunities, stimulating and developmentally appropriate materials and toys in the PFRN classroom learning centers and fun hands-on activities. Little ones need to learn and practice the skills that directly affect their lives such as brushing teeth, washing hands, choosing nutritious foods and dressing. For example, a large model of a mouth with realistic teeth and accompanying toothbrush encourage practice with this skill. Songs and finger plays remind children to wash hands and cover their sneezes and coughs with their elbow, as recom-

mended by health officials. A new song, “Sneeze into Your Sleeve,” is a fun way to remember and keep those germs away. It is hoped that this encouragement of these habits and daily routines of exercise and positive food choices will serve as a foundation for lifetime healthy habits. Continuity between home and school enhances learning in both environments. Resources are provided for parents on community health programs, well-child clinics and other opportunities. Plans for Play and Learn Group (formerly known as “Play Group”) include visitors such as a dental hygienist and nurse. Parenting workshops are being planned for healthy ways to deal with stress and how to make healthy snacks that kids will eat. For information about PFRN, call (860) 793-6304. — Plainville Family Resource Network

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Plainville Citizen 10-8-2009  

Volume 8, Number 41 Plainville Choral Society Players, from left, Lola Wishart, Ed Wishart, Michael A. Fox, Sara Fabrizio, Len Wishart and P...

Plainville Citizen 10-8-2009  

Volume 8, Number 41 Plainville Choral Society Players, from left, Lola Wishart, Ed Wishart, Michael A. Fox, Sara Fabrizio, Len Wishart and P...