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The Plainville

Cit itiz ize en Volume 8, Number 17

Center’s renovation project enters phase two

Plainville’s Only Weekly Newspaper

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Plainville artists create

By Ken DiMauro The Plainville Citizen

Judgment day is coming soon for the future of Plainville’s probate court as Judge Heidi Famiglietti met Monday with the Town Council to hear some opinions about possible options. Famiglietti, who was first elected judge of probate for Plainville in 1995, said there have been suggestions over the years to reform or consolidate the probate court districts in Connecticut. However, she said, with the state looking to save money, there are several options brewing to alter the makeup of probate courts in Connecticut. Famiglietti told the council the probate court judges have met and 84 percent have voted to endorse a change in the system. Some of the courts already have started to band together, while Gov. M.

By Ken DiMauro The Plainville Citizen The second phase of upgrading the sidewalks and streetscape downtown is under way and members of the Downtown Beautification Commission want much of the project to be finished in time for the Memorial Day parade. The state Department of Transportation has started its upgrades to the traffic signals at the intersection of Whiting, East Main and West Main streets so contractors and workers can make changes to the intersection configuration, closing off the driveway to the Municipal Center parking lot that is located between the town office building and the Olde Canal veterinary hospital. A green area is slated to be installed where that driveway is and a green plaza is planned in front of the Municipal Center. Town Engineer John R. Bossi discussed the possibility of moving several of the planters to the West Main Street area and obtaining plantings and low-maintenance groundcover in time for the parade. The downtown group met April 14 to talk about options. Commission member Fran Rose said she’d like to see some civic groups or organizations adopt a planter or two. See Phase II, page 12

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Top photo, Bill Kluba, a full-time professor of fine arts at Tunxis Community College, demonstrates pastels at a meeting of the Plainville Art League. Bottom photo, art league member George Nowak, of Plainville, develops a pencil drawing of President Barack Obama using photographs. The art league 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.

Calendar . . . . . . . 22-23 Faith . . . . . . . . . . 15, 18 History by Hummel . . . 8 Marketplace . . . . . 37-43 Mini Pages . . . . . . 35-36 Obituaries . . . 16-17, 19 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Real Estate . . . . . . . . 34 Scouts . . . . . . . . . 28-29 Schools . . . . . . . . 30-33 Seniors. . . . . . . . . 20-21 Sports . . . . . . . . . 25-27

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Monday, April 27 at the Municipal Center, 1 Central Square. Local officials are guardedly optimistic voters and taxpayers will authorize the proposed budget, which in the past has taken three separate all-day votes per budget process. John Kisluk, president of the Citizens and Property



Local residents will be able to endorse or reject the proposed combined schools and general government budget of $52,356,292 for the 2009-10 year from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28 at the allday budget vote at the Plainville Fire Department, 77 W. Main St. A public hearing on the budget is scheduled for 7 p.m.



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ter. Plainville officials are keeping their fingers crossed that a similar anchor business will generate much foot traffic in the downtown region. Mark S. DeVoe, town planner and director of economic development, said April 16 the auction could be an opportunity of a lifetime for a business that would like to obtain a building and baking equipment at a considerable savings. DeVoe said much work was done to the interior and exterior of the building.


A building at 33 Whiting St. that housed a bakery Plainville officials thought would become a business anchor for downtown Plainville will be auctioned off at noon on April 25, according to Town Attorney Robert Michalik Sr. The auction of the former Bantam Bread Co. was ordered Jan. 5 in a judgment by New Britain Superior Court. The local bread and pastry company owned by Niles Golovin and his wife, Susan Uruburu, opened in May 2007 and closed in April of last

year. Bantam Bread replaced the former Rogers Bakery, a firm that served as a mainstay of the central business district for more than 106 years. Rogers Bakery was established in 1899 and closed in October 2005. Several entities and groups will have the opportunity to bid on the property in order to recoup more than $300,000 in money that was loaned to the owners of Bantam Bread, including Farmington Savings Bank, the town of Plainville, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Greater Hartford Business Development Cen-

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School bus accident injures pupils; driver charged On Thursday, April 16, at 3:57 p.m., Plainville Police responded to a school bus accident on Granger Lane off Route 177. Preliminary investigation indicates that the bus driver, Jeffrey D. Hanna, 36, of Bristol, was operating the Dattco School bus with 31 Toffolon Elementary School students on board. Police ascertained that the bus driver had missed a stop on Unionville Avenue and pulled into a church parking lot on Granger Lane to turn around. As the bus driver was attempting to turn the bus around, he turned his attention to a student who was standing in the bus. Not watching in front of him, the bus crashed into a large concrete pillar and lamp post in the parking lot. Speed was a factor in the accident, according to police. The bus sustained considerable damage and was impounded in accordance with state law. The bus was inspected Friday morning by the state Department of Motor Vehicles inspectors and the brakes were found to be in working order, according to Sgt. Charles Smedick, head of the Plainville Police Traffic Division. The bus was being towed to the Dattco garage in Middlefield for a more thor-

ough inspection, he said. All 31 students were removed from the bus by the rear emergency door. They were staged by police in the parking lot, where school administrators responded to assist. Toffolon School Principal Lynn Logoyke, Superintendent of Schools Kathleen Binkowski and Assistant Superintendent of Schools David Telesca were all on scene within minutes. Parents were notified by school staff and many arrived on scene to take care of their children. Two students complained of injuries, with one student requiring transport to the Hospital of Central Connecticut at New Britain General for injury to his throat. He was released April 16 at about 9 p.m., according to Smedick. The driver of the school bus was charged with reckless driving and is scheduled to appear in Bristol Superior Court on April 27. Plainville Police are asking anyone that may have witnessed the accident to contact Smedick or Officer Marc Connoy at (860) 7471616.

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plans to get the word out as well. Officials said that if the budget passes, a resident who pays $3,500 in property taxes would get a $11.90 increase. The Board of Education

also has reluctantly endorsed its $32,446,447 proposed school budget, which is part of the combined budget. A letter to the editor from the school board, explaining its endorsement, is on page 18. Results of Tuesday’s vote will be available on The Plainville Citizen’s Web site — Ken DiMauro

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Local taxpayers dump tea as part of protest Local taxpayers protest “Tax Day” April 15 at Paderewski Park. Residents wanted to send a clear message to state and federal officials by dumping tea in the park pond. The event was organized by Janice Eisenhauer. In the photo, from left to right, are Joanne Edman, Jean Nelson, Janice Eisenhauer, John Kisluk and Gary Eisenhauer.

By Ken DiMauro The Plainville Citizen Inspired by those who participated in the original Boston Tea Party in the early days of the American Revolution, more than a dozen disgruntled Plainville taxpayers turned out April 15 at Paderewski Park to protest what they described as outra-

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Other officials were disappointed that Plainville residents failed to support the upscale bread and pastry making business. Some privately said a successor to Rogers should have been a little more basic by selling cakes, doughnuts, pastries, breads and soups. Rogers Bakery also had a coffeeshop lunch counter, where downtown patrons could grab a quick cup of java, a

Michalik said the town will be able bid on the property, which includes the building, land and equipment. Others also may be able to purchase equipment or the building as they are auctioned off. Those wishing to be part of the proceedings will have to come up with certified checks of $43,000 as deposits.

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Steamboats passed through town in canal days By Ruth S. Hummel Special to The Citizen

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Drive through Norton Park and look at the restoration of a portion of the Farmington Canal (1828-1848) and try to visualize it a little wider, 36 feet. Now let’s take a journey back in time, to about 1833. Ready? What is that awful noise? Folks at Bristol Basin craned their necks and cupped their ears trying to guess. They didn’t have to wait long for heading north on the canal came a weird looking craft. Instead of horses pulling it, as with a normal boat, this was huffing and puffing along “on its own!” Yes, indeed, it was a steamboat. At the Plainville Historic Center there are wonderful records of Benjamin Dutton Beecher of Cheshire. He was a carpenter by trade, inven-

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PLAINVILLE LITTLE LEAGUE TO CELEBRATE 60 YEARS!! Join us for Opening Day SATURDAY, APRIL 25th Starting at 12 PM with the Parade of Teams onto the Robert K. LaBranche Field at Trumbull Park. Troop 30 of the boy scouts will raise the flag. Marc Levandowski will play the National Anthem on his trumpet. Jazmine Hernandez will read the Little League Pledge. Past Presidents will join us on the field and the Kozakiewicz family will throw out the first pitch in honor of the late Coach Frank Kozakiewicz. We are still collecting Rock Cats forms. Please turn them into your team mom or coach this week or on Opening Day.

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Jodi Rell has made a proposal to create 36 court districts in Connecticut based on state senatorial districts. The towns apparently feel if they band together on their own with General Assembly approval, then they could avoid reorganization without local input. Famiglietti said nothing concrete has been decided, but she wants what is best for the people of Plainville. She said she already has gotten proposals to band together in a regional district with either Bristol, Farmington or Southington. She said because Plainville’s population is well under 40,000, she doesn’t think it will be allowed to stay as it is and will have to link with another town. Of the three towns that have asked Plainville to join them, she thinks Bristol is the best fit because the local probate office at the Municipal Center will remain basically intact with the new probate judge holding court here several days a week. Council Chairman Christopher Wazorko, who said he is worried about the time factor, questioned what would happen if Plainville

joins with another town and the state at some point does something else? Wazorko suggested Famiglietti talk to state Rep. Elizabeth A. “Betty” Boukus and state Sen. Thomas Colapietro. Councilman Kirby Deegan said he will support whatever Famiglietti thinks will help the people in Plainville. Famiglietti said if Plainville wants to move forward on joining with another town, it would mean a vote from each of the municipal boards and then a proposal would be made to the General Assembly. The council reached a consensus that Famiglietti talk to Boukus and Colapietro and return for another work session at the council’s next meeting May 4. If a new district is formed, it would mean there’d be only one probate court judge who’d be chosen by voters. Famiglietti said she more than likely have to hang up her gavel after 14 years as judge and a total of 22 years working in the local probate court. Famiglietti, who is a Democrat, is in the middle of a four-year term that ends in 2011. She is not an attorney, but has relatives who are lawyers. She said she is not worried about her future and has enjoyed working in Plainville.


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canal boat. But not any canal boat, a steam-powered canal boat! He determined that the propeller, the power source for the craft, should be mounted in the front of the boat. Traditionally it was in the back, pushing the boat through the water. The new placement would pull the boat instead. It was also designed to be less harmful to the earthen banks of the canal. Up to that point, this damage had precluded the use of steam boats on the Farmington Canal. In order to encourage the improvement of steam boats, in 1835 a directors’ meeting of the canal posted a resolution that put a whole new face on the struggle to develop a boat that did not damage the banks. “The right to navigate, free of tolls would be granted to the first steam boat to run daily, not less than eight miles per hour without injuring the banks,” laid out the rules. Beecher was up for the challenge. In his Cheshire workshop he constructed a boat of unrecorded size and putting it on runners, pulled it by oxen through the snow to the canal. A resource tells us that he made a successful trial run as far as Milldale and back with no problems. His next step was to invite some interested investors to take a “demo” ride. But alas! Something (we do not know what) went terribly wrong,

could be lowered for going under bridges. This was done at the East Main Street Bridge, the boat stopping so that the passengers might get some refreshment, then getting up a head of steam and heading north (actually east, then north). Alas! When it reached Northampton, canal officials refused to let it return south, since damage had been done to the canal. The boat ended up in service on the Springfield packet line and puffs off into history. Stand on the bridge at Norton Park at dusk, and in the quiet (between cars). You may see a magical steamboat puff along on its way into history. Just maybe.

and running wildly off course, the craft — with the screw in front — screws itself into the canal bank! The intended investors walked back, and the boat rotted away in a backwater. In several canal towns there are records of a steamer passing through. But these may have been sightings of the same boat that had our townfolk all atwitter. My own guess is that itwas the same boat, on a determined run all the way to Northampton. But who was the captain and the fact of whence it came no one recorded. The steamboat that passed through town had a smokestack, conveniently hinged, so that it

It’s no secret that a majority of the folks who visit the Daffodil Festival are there for the food. And what a choice they have. Under the Festival’s ‘Silver Fork’ Food Tent more than 40 food vendors with volunteers from the community’s civic, religious and non-profit sectors prepare and offer those fair-type foods you don’t or can’t get at home. Moreover, all the profits go back into the community through the projects of the church, neighborhood group or service club these hard working volunteers represent.

There are more than 600,001 daffodils in bloom during the festival and activities for the entire family. So, bring the family and enjoy all that Meriden’s 31st Annual Daffodil Festival has to offer! FESTIVAL VISITORS MAY PARK AND RIDE FROM THESE LOCATIONS

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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, April 23, 2009

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William Petit Sr., the downtown group’s chairman, said it would be good to be able to show what the planters could look like before groups commit to caring for the planters. Bossi said it will be difficult for Plainville to get the estimated $1 million it would take to continue the project beyond phase two. Any help from civic group or organizations would be appreciated. Design plans for the planters and cost estimates will be obtained by talking to area nurseries. A priority list for phase three will have to be developed because it has not been decided if the group will focus on East Main Street near Neal Court or West Main Street near Pierce Street.

While officials would like to do both, they are worried about the economy and state and town funding sources drying up. Because Plainville is ready to work on phase two and beyond, federal stimulus funding could be the answer. Officials are optimistic that some kind of welcoming gateway will be installed at both areas, but if additional funding does not become available, some of the future work may have to be shelved. They are hopeful other groups will step up to the plate to help. The Friends of Library helped make improvements to the landscaping in front of the library and the Plainville High School Environmental Club has volunteered to plant flowers and maintain some of the library frontage. Officials also would not rule out sponsorship programs similar to “buy a brick” assistance done in Southington. If a mini park

area is created near the police station, groups or philanthropic individuals could help purchase trees, benches, planters, lights and mon-

uments. Petit wants the downtown group to decide what will happen past phase two. He said he wants to see how

much of the designated $1.6 million for downtown work has been spent and if some ideas can be tweaked as the project moves forward.

Relay For Life Briefs Organizers are stepping up activities related to Relay for Life of Plainville, which is planned for Saturday, June 13 to Sunday, June 14, noon to noon, at Norton Park. For more information, e-mail

Night out benefits Relay Methodist Youth Fellowship Parents Night Out, a Relay For Life of Plainville fundraiser, will be held Saturday, April 25, 5 to 10 p.m., at Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill. Childcare will be provided by church youth and their lead-

ers, Jeff and Ellen Cedarfield. Activities include crafts, games, movies , Wii tournaments and more. A kid-friendly dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. Monetary donations are appreciated. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Ellen at ejcedarfield@aol.c om or (860) 314-0311.

Karaoke fundraiser On Tuesday, April 28, from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m., Team Jukebox Heroes will have a fundraiser including dinner, drinks and karaoke at Central Cafe, 24 Whiting St. Ten

percent of the event’s proceeds will be donated to Relay For Life of Plainville. Members of Jukebox Heroes will be there with an information and donation table from 7 p.m. until closing time. Karaoke will begin at 8 p.m.

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On Friday, May 1, 7 p.m., a Pampered Chef party will be held and 15 percent of all orders will be donated to Relay For Life of Plainville. For information, contact Tina Pelletier at (203) 213-6054.

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The engagement of Lindsay Marie Smolka to Peter Joseph Cagno, both of Plainville, is announced by her parents, Dawn and Bill Doyle, of Lynnwood, Wash., and her fiance’s parents Edith and Joel Cagno, of Oakville. The bride-to-be is the daughter of the late John Smolka, and granddaughter of Dorothy Parlow, of Plainville. The bride-to-be is a graduate of New Britain High School and Central Connecticut State University with a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish and political science. She is pursuing a master’s degree and teacher certification in Spanish. She is employed by ESPN, Bristol. Her fiance is a Lindsay Smolka, Peter Cagno graduate from Watertown High School and Southern Connecticut State University with a bachelor of science degree in recreation. He is employed by Lowe’s in Meriden. “Peter proposed to me on a beautiful day at Yankee Stadium on Aug. 18, 2007. The best part about our relationship is that we are best friends. We cannot wait to celebrate our special day with our family, closest friends, and beloved dog, Rocky,” said the bride-to-be. The couple plans to be married on Aug. 21, 2010, at Tunxis Plantation in Farmington.


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Faith Briefs Contemplative time at church The Church of Our Saviour, 115 W.Main St., sanctuary will be open to the public two days a week during spring and fall. Carefully prepared and pre-selected recorded music will be featured through the new sound system. The church will be offering the beautiful sanctuary to people for a brief respite from their busy days and provide them with a calm, quiet and spiritual place to spend a few minutes with God and possibly “hear his still small voice.� The hours and days are Wednesdays, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., and Fridays, noon to 1:30 p.m. For more information, call the church at (860) 747-3109.

Food for friends needs help Following the last meeting of the volunteers from the Plainville Council of Churches, it was decided that there will be one location for serving meals. The Congregational Church of Plainville, 130 W. Main St., which has a wellequipped kitchen and appliances with large capacity, will be the location and volunteers from the various PCC congregations will prepare and serve the meals. If anyone can volunteer to prep food from 3 to 5 p.m., serve food from 5 to 7 p.m., or clean up from 7 to 8 p.m., sign up in the parish hall at Church of

Our Saviour, 115 W. Main St. The date to participate is Wednesday, May 20. For more information, contact the Church of Our Saviour at (860) 747-3109.

Congregational events The Congregational Church of Plainville, 130 W. Main St., will host events in April and May and everyone is welcome to attend. Friday, May 1: Game night, 6:30 to 8 p.m., in Kelsey Hall. The church will have various games for all ages and refreshments will be served. Sunday, May 3 and 10: Church World Service Blanket collections, $5 donation purchases a wool CWS blanket. In exchange for the donation, greeting cards are provided to send to the women being honored. For more information, call (860) 747-1901 or visit

Annual ham dinner May 2 The Plainville United Methodist Church is having its annual Ham Dinner Saturday, May 2, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. sorted breads and homemade desserts. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children, 4 and under are free. Make reservations by calling the church at (860) 747-2328.


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Obituaries Lola Hooper

Dorice Madore

Lola (Morneault) Hooper, 68, of Plainville, died on April 8, 2009, at her home. She was born May 28, 1940, in Fort Kent, Maine, to the late Octave and C e c i l e (LaFrance) Morneault and moved to Connecticut at age 18. Her grandchildren meant everything to her and Memere will be sadly missed. She is survived by two loving daughters and sons-inlaw, Kelly and Jeff Fecteau, of Burlington, and Tammy and Tiger LeBelle, of Waterford; and her most precious three grandchildren, Allyson and Amanda Fecteau and Quinn LeBelle; her sister, Jackie Morneault, of Bristol; her brother, Robert Morneault, of Eagle Lake, Maine; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and her oldest and dearest friends, Frank and Lucille Coccozza; and mother-in-law, Mary Walters. “Moop” will be missed by many. The funeral was held on April 11, 2009, at Funk Funeral Home to St. Matthew Church for a Mass. Burial followed in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol. Memorial donations for cardiology research may be made to Dr. Milton Sands, Cardiology Dept., c\o Hospital of Central Connecticut, 100 Grand St., New Britain, CT 06050.

Dorice “Dick” R. Madore, 88, died on April 7, 2009. He was born Jan. 31, 1921, in Van Buren, Maine, to the late Sebastian and Sophie (Thibodeau) Madore. He owned Seneca Spring manufacturing company before he retired. He was a friend to all and enjoyed helping others. He loved a good laugh, card games with friends and winters in Florida. He spent hours in his woodworking shop and took great joy in producing things for friends and family. He was predeceased by his seven siblings; and his wife of 59 years, Jeanne (Michaud) Madore. He is survived by his two children and their spouses, Phil and Margo Madore, of Plainville, and Diane and Ronnie “Joe” Pelletier, of St. Augustine, Fla.; his grandchildren, Pat, Kevin and Missy Madore, Sheri Popovitch and Doug Pelletier; his greatgrandchildren, who also mourn the passing of their Pepere, Josh and Abby Popovitch, Kristie, Dariene and Shelby Pelletier; Alex, Carolyn, Nick and Noah Madore; and his great-greatgranddaughter, Emma Pelletier; his sister-in-law, Terry, and her husband, Howard Rogers; numerous nieces and nephews; his special companion, Germaine LeDu; and many special friends. The family wishes to give special thanks to the rehab staff at The Hospital for Special Care, New Britain, and to the

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Obituaries Alice Roden Alice A. Roden, 96, of New Britain, widow of Martin A. Roden Sr., died on April 8, 2009, at Brittany Farms Health Center, New Britain. A lifelong New Britain resident, she was a former member of the South Congregational-First Baptist Church. She is survived by her son, Martin A. Roden Jr. and his wife Hilda, of New Britain; three grandsons, Steven Roden and his wife, Anne Marie, of Plainville; Mark Roden, of Plainville, and David Roden, of New Britain; and several nieces and nephews. A private funeral was held on April 11, 2009. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to South Church, 90 Main St., New Britain, CT 06051. Carlson Funeral Home, New Britain, assisted the family with arrangements.

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Helen Zembko Helen T. Zembko, 85, of Plainville, died on April 12, 2009, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Edward B. Zembko for 60 years. She was born June 13, 1923, in New Britain, the daughter of the late Stephen and Emily Sytulek. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church, New Britain. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Laura Angliss and her husband, David, of Cheshire, Linda Juliano and her husband, Nicholas; two grandchildren, Gillian and her husband Patrick Glaser, of Brookfield, Nathan Angliss, of Hamden; two brothers, Joseph Sytulek and his wife, Eileen, of Berlin, Stanley Sytulek of New Britain; three sisters, Jane Norkun, of New Britain, Virginia Pomeranke and her husband, Rhinehart, of New Britain, Florence Greene, of Kensington; and

Marilyn Durant Marilyn Rose (Miller) Durant, 76, a longtime resident of Plainville, died on April 12, 2009. She was the beloved wife of Henry J. Durant with whom she cherished 55 years of marriage. She was born Nov. 25, 1932, in New Britain, the daughter of the late George and Ora (Bleau) Miller. She had a charm and spirit that was undeniable. She married Henry on her birthday and was blessed with five adoring children. While raising a family, she also worked for more than 20 years as a bookkeeper for Appell Drugs. Outside of work, she enjoyed camping at White Pines in Winsted and the White Mountains in New Hampshire. She enjoyed puzzles

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Margaret Peg Yuskavitch (Pausch), 84, beloved wife of the late Victor Yuskavitch, died on April 6, 2009, in Windsor. She was born Feb. 28, 1925, in Plainville, and was a graduate of Plainville High School. She met her husband at the Fuller Brush Company, where both were employed for many years, and moved to Windsor when they married in 1950. She later worked in the Human Resources Department at Union Carbide in East Hartford. She was a member of St. Gabriel’s parish in Windsor, a member and past president of the Windsor Woman’s Club, and a volunteer ambassador at Bradley International Airport. She had also been a member of the National Guild of Decoupeurs, a member of the Windsor Library Advisory Board, and a volunteer at Summerwind. She is survived by her son,

several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by several brothers and sisters. The funeral was held on April 15, 2009, at the Burritt Hill Funeral Home, followed by a Mass at Sacred Heart Church. Interment was in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

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Eugene Flematti, 73, of Plainville, died on April 11, 2009, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut surrounded by his loving family after a short illness. He was born in W h i t e Plains, N.Y., he was a former Berlin resident and a Plainville resident since 1971. He was formerly employed at Deburring House in East Berlin. He was a loving husband for 40 years of Beverly (Heidorn) Flematti; the loving father of Douglas Flematti and his wife, Cybele, of New

Hampshire; and the proud grandfather of Kolbe Flematti; and was also survived by his mother, Jennie (Pratesi) Flematti, of Middletown; a brother, Donald Flematti, of New Britain; a sister, Caroline Piera and her husband, Val, of Middletown; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Paul Flematti. The funeral was held on April 15, 2009, at EricksonHansen Funeral Home, New Britain. Burial was in Maple Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Hospital of Central Connecticut, 100 Grand St. New Britain, CT 06050.


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The Plainville Citizen Thursday, April 23, 2009

Letters to the Editor Council urges budget passage 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 Monday, April 27 Capital Projects Building Committee, library, 6:30 p.m. Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 28 Planning and Zoning, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30 Democratic Town Committee, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 4 Town Council, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 5

Plainville Taxpayers Association, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 6 Inland Wetlands Commission, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 7 Bicycle Friendly Committee, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Insurance Commission, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Senior Citizens Committee, Senior Center, noon. Monday, May 11 Board of Education, High School, 7 p.m.

To the editor: The Town Council is recommending a budget that reduces overall spending by $338,297 for the fiscal year beginning on July 1. However, because revenues are decreasing by $668,198, the proposed tax rate would slightly increase by .09 mills or .34 percent. We would have a mill rate increase from 26.24 mills to 26.32 mills. For a property owner currently paying $3,500 in property taxes, the increase would amount to $11.90 for the year. Municipal aid estimates are based upon the recent action of two state legislative committees. The recommended budget would increase general government expenditures by just under $5,100. This is an increase of .03 percent. The recommended budget would increase the education expenditure by $173,541 or .5 percent. However, this increase for the Board of Education does not include the estimated $500,000 in new revenues from federal stimulus dollars. It is important to note that while the stimulus money has passed Congress, it has not yet been determined how the Board of Education can and will spend the money. Nevertheless, these additional revenues will be used to support education expenditures, thereby increasing spending by an estimated $673,541, or 2.1 percent. I have made every effort to present a fair budget in light of our current economic status. While I understand that

significant reductions have been made, I also ask that you understand that this is not a “business as usual” season. Every effort has been made to balance the services provided against the realities of our ability to pay. I urge you to vote in support of the proposed budget on Tuesday, April 28 at the firehouse. Christopher J. Wazorko Plainville The writer is the chairman of the Plainville Town Council.

School board: approve budget To the editor: It is with great reluctance that we, the Plainville Board of Education, encourages residents to vote in favor of the proposed town budget on Tuesday, April 28. This budget inadequately funds our school system but we fear that if this budget were to be defeated, it would be reduced further. We continue to have conversations with our unions and are hopeful that we will reach an agreement that will limit the impact that a .5 percent increase will have on students. At this time we feel we have no other recourse than to ask that this proposed budget be adopted. The Plainville Board of Education Becky Tyrrell, chairwoman, Lorri Goldsmith, vice chairwoman, Jesse Gnazzo, Tony Goldberg, Keith LaCombe, Tabitha Manafort, Cheryl Provost, Patrick Ringrose and Barbara Willard

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Obituaries Susan Dean Susan Olsen Dean, of Bristol, formerly of Plainville, died on April 17, 2009, at St. Francis Hospital. She fought a dignified battle with courage and determination. She will be d e e p l y missed by her family and friends. She had a zest for life. She was a ferocious bridge player, a marathon runner, tennis player and golfer, school supporter and lover of the theater and the arts. Most of all, she was a loving and generous mother, sister and friend, whose sense of humor and intellect made her an important part of a diverse group. She received her bachelor of science degree from Pennsylvania State University where she was a sorority sister of Alpha Omicron Pi. She later received a master of science degree from Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. She taught at several elementary schools in Plainville, served as executive director of United Way of Plainville, and worked in the insurance and healthcare industry. Most recently, she was the executive director of the Plainville Chamber of Commerce. She was dedicated to her community and gained deep satisfaction from volunteering with many organizations such as the Elizabeth Norton Trust Fund, the Plainville Rotary Club, Wheeler Regional Family YMCA, Plainville Public Library, Red Oak Hill Swim and Tennis Club, and the Girl Scouts of America. She is survived by her daughters, Sharon and Allison; her beloved grandson, Frederick; sons-in-law, James and Paul; sisters, Arleeta (Robert), Diane (Frank) and Sally (David); nieces, Karen, Susan (Benjamin), Hilary (Brian), Julie, Kristen (David); nephews, Kenneth, David (Tanya), Christopher, Jamie (Ryoko), Jason (Frances); numerous greatnieces and nephews; and

countless loyal and dedicated friends. A celebration of her life was held on April 19, 2009, at Apricot’s Restaurant in Farmington. Memorial donations may be made to the United Way of West Central Connecticut, 200 Main St. No. 2, Bristol, CT 06010. Bailey Funeral Home, Plainville, assisted the family with arrangements.

Collin O’Grady Collin M. O’Grady, 25, of Southington, died on April 17, 2009, as a result of a tragic accident. He was born Jan. 27, 1984, in Meriden, the son of Richard M. and Mary (Gavagni) O’Grady. He was a 2002 graduate of Southington High School and a 2006 graduate of the University of Connecticut. He was employed by Allstate Insurance of Farmington. He was a kind and caring person. He leaves many friends that will miss his easy personality and humorous nature. Besides his parents, he is survived by a sister, Megan O’Grady, of Plainville; a nephew, Cameron Mahaffy; the love of his life, Lauren Gouveia; his paternal grandparents, Norman and Sally O’Grady, of Kentucky; his aunts and uncles, Joe and Trisha Gavagni, Jim and Sue O’Grady, Kathleen and Dan Mulhall, Mary and Jeff Bishoff, Peggy and Rob Duggan, and Kay O’Grady; and 17 cousins. The funeral was held on April 22, 2009, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, to St. Dominic Church, Southington, for a Mass. Burial was at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the American Red Cross, 209 Farmington Ave., Farmington, CT 06032.

James Bugella Sr. James Joseph Bugella Sr., 93, of Kensington, husband of Sarah Rose (Costanzo) Bugella, died on April 11, 2009, at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, at New Britain General. He was born in Portland,

the son of the late Frank and the late Josephine (Riggio) Bugella, and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II. He was employed at General Electric in Plainville until his retirement. He was a member of St. Paul Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 511, Timberlin Seniors and The Gashouse Gang. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Teresa Bugella, of Menlo Park, Calif., and James Joseph Bugella Jr. and his wife, Barbara, of Kensington; a daughter and son-inlaw, Janet and Karl Radune, of Cromwell; five grandchildren, Colin, Alessia, Nicole and Alex Bugella, and Kyle Radune; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held on April 16, 2009, at Porter’s Funeral Home, Kensington, followed by a Mass at St. Paul Church. Burial with military honors followed in St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. Memorial donations

may be made to The American Heart Association, 1 Union St., Suite 301, Robbinsville, New Jersey 086914183.

Alice Argazzi Alice (Glines) Argazzi, 79, of Plainville, died on April 16, 2009, at her home after a long illness with Lou Gehrig’s disease. She was the wife of the late Ernest J. Argazzi. She was born July 6, 1929, in Plainville, to the late Alonzo and Alice (Laurenson) Glines. A longtime resident of Plainville, she was known for her big heart and love of animals. She took care of several cats and dogs along with enjoying the wildlife around her home. She was employed at General Electric for many years. She enjoyed playing bingo with her friends and was active in local organizations such as the

Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and The American Legion in Plainville. She was also a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Bristol. She will be fondly remembered by all those who knew her. She is survived by her many nieces and nephews, Lonnie, Laura, Pamela, Bobby, David and Gary; and great-nieces and nephews Karina, Tara, Desi and Kimberly; her brother, Edward Glines, of Florida; and her special friend and caregiver, Eddie Stevens. Besides her husband, Ernest, she was predeceased by her sister, Evelyn Nelson; and her brother, Robert Glines Sr. The funeral was held on April 21, 2009, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Bristol. Burial followed at West Cemetery, Plainville. Memorial donations can be made to the ALS Association (Lou Gherig’s) Development Department, 27001 Agoura Road Suite 150, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301.

Local Bahais celebrate Ridvan From Tuesday, April 21 to Saturday, May 2, the Plainville Bahai community celebrates Ridvan, considered the holiest period of the Bahai calendar, which commemorates the Bahai founder’s public declaration in 1863 of his mission as God’s messenger for today. Bahai communities across the United States will hold gatherings for fellowship and devotions, as well as the annual elections for the faith’s leadership at the national and local levels. Norene Robinson will be representing the local electoral unit, along with 170 other delegates from around the country, at the national convention to elect the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahais of the United States, which will take place at the Bahai House of Worship in Wilmette, Ill., from April 23 to 26. In Plainville, Ridvan celebrations will take place at homes of Bahai families in

town, and the annual election for the Local Spiritual Assembly of Plainville will take place on April 20th. Similar gatherings to elect Local Spiritual Assemblies will take place in more than 1,000 towns and cities across the United States where at least nine Bahais reside. Baha’u’llah, the founder of the Bahai Faith, announced in 1863 that he was God’s messenger for today and the promised one of all earlier religions. Baha’u’llah declared his mission to a small group of followers on an island on the Tigris River in Baghdad, where he pitched his tent for 12 days. The first (April 21), ninth (April 29) and twelfth (May 2) days of Ridvan are considered holy days on which Bahais suspend work. After his declaration, Baha’u’llah was sentenced to perpetual confinement in the prison-city of Akka (now in Israel) where he passed away in 1892. Baha’u’llah taught that in

an age of universal education, there’s no longer a need for clergy. Instead, he provided an administrative framework of elected, nine-member councils at the local, national and international levels. All Bahai elections occur by secret ballot and plurality vote, without candidacies, nominations or campaigning. There are more than 180 National Spiritual Assemblies and 11,000 Local Spiritual Assemblies around the world. Bahais 21 years of age or older are eligible to vote and be elected to serve on spiritual assemblies. To learn more about the Baha’i Faith in America, visit People of all faiths are welcome to join in Ridvan celebrations. For more information about event times and locations, contact Norene Robinson, secretary of the Bahais of Plainville, at (860) 747-2918 or plainville.ct.bahais@



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

Pre-retirement workshop

The Plainville Senior Citizens Center, 200 East St., will

offer a pre-retirement information workshop Thursday, April 30, beginning at 6:30 p.m. and lasting approximately two hours. Light refreshments will be served. The presenter will be Lindsay Quillen, regional manager of Choices Program, who will provide information about housing options, help determine one’s housing needs and examine the different options available, including senior housing, retirement communities and assisted living. To register or for more information, call the senior

center at (860) 747-5728.

Art history of the ancient world The Plainville Senior Citizens Center, 200 East St., is offering an art history course Wednesdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m., through May 27. This course is being offered through the senior center, but due to the construction, the course will be held at the Plainville Housing Authority in the Woodmoor Community Room, 234 East St. This course will explore the art of Egypt, Classical Greece and Rome and the Medieval World. The cost of this course is $12 payable at registration. Register at the senior center between 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. For information, call the senior center, (860) 747-5728.

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The Plainville Citizen Thursday, April 23, 2009 Senior Star Competition will be held at the senior center, 200 East St., Monday, May 4, at 4 p.m. Senior Star is a singalong karaoke show/contest sponsored by Health Net, which will feature local, regional and state wide competitions. Contestants can select a song from a song list and perform either as a solo, duet or trio group. Audience members vote by a ballot for the Plainville Senior Star. Up to two contestants will move on to the regional competitions. Regional finals will be held and finalists will be video taped. Final voting will be done via the Internet on “You Tube.” The championship competition will be held late fall 2009 at a venue to be announced. To register as a contestant or an audience member call the senior center at (860) 7475728. Contestants, who would like to pick up a copy of the song list in advance, may do so at the senior center.

Big Band era program

Bob Nelson, music enthusiast and Plainville Senior Citizens Center member, will be at the senior center, 200 East St., Monday, April 27, at 3:30 p.m., leading a discussion about the Big Band era. Anyone interested in the Big Band era is invited to bring their cassettes and CDs for a program of listening and talking about the Big Bands. To register or for more information, call the senior center at (860) 747-5728.

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Lunch and Learn will be held at the Plainville Senior Citizens Center, 200 East St., Tuesday, May 5, noon. Dr. William Vincent, a clinical microbiologist, will present a program about urinary tract infections. This program is sponsored by Monsignor Bojnowksi Manor. Register by April 27.

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Reunion for shipmates U.S.S. Columbus CA-74/CG-12/SSN-762 will have a reunion Sept. 30 to Oct. 3 at Holiday Inn Select, Nashville, Tenn. For more information contact Allen R. Hope, president, 3828 Hobson Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46815-4505 or (260) 486-2221, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, or e-mail

Veteran benefits Many veterans feel confused about benefits and services they’ve earned. That’s why local members of the nonprofit Disabled American Veterans will present a free veterans information seminar to be held Friday, May 1, at 1 p.m., at the Courtyard Marriott Cromwell, 4 Sebethe Drive, Cromwell.

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Conrad Chasse and Bernice Baylock hold the certificates they received as the Plainville Senior Citizens Center Bowling League Bowlers of the Month for March 2009. The league meets at Laurel Lanes, 136 New Britain Ave., on Mondays at 1 p.m. The cost is $7.25 per person, per week and includes three games of bowling, open bowling discount card, automatic scoring and free weekly beverage. Bowlers of all abilities, including beginners, are welcome. For more information or to join the league, contact Frank Robinson, bowling league president, at (860) 747-2918.

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Sign-ups are being held for First Wave, a free swim program for all first-graders in Plainville, being offered by the Wheeler Regional Family YMCA. The goal of the First WAVE program is to teach every first-grader in Plainville to swim and values enrichment, reinforcing the YMCA’s core values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility. First WAVE is being piloted in Plainville and the YMCA foresees that in 2015, every elementary school student in Plainville — more than 1,000 students — will know how to swim. The program is designed for beginner or nonswimmers who will swim in shallow and deep water with the emphasis on endurance, back and front float, flutter kick, paddle stroke and personal water safety. The program will run from May 5 through June 12. Interested families can sign up at the YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., For more information, call the YMCA at (860) 793-9631.


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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. 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. “My Book About Me” — Diane Sperry, a member of the Art League of Plainville, will help children in grades 2 to 4 make a book called “My Book About Me” Thursday, April 23, 10:30 a.m., at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. Participants are asked to bring two or three photos of themselves and

their family. Participants must register for the program at (860) 793-1450. Guitar Hero and Dance Dance Revolution — “Guitar Hero” and “Dance Dance Revolution” will be held Thursday, April 23, at 2 p.m., at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., for children in grades 4 through 7. Participants must register for the program at (860) 793-1450.

School of Art, 73 E. Main St., is having an open house Saturday, April 25, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be demonstrations and raffles The art school is located in the rear of 73 E. Main St., near the Valero gas station. Pasta Supper — The Plainville Fire Company Spring Pasta Supper will be held Saturday, April 25, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Plainville Fire Headquarters, 77 W. Main St. The cost is $8 for adults; children 7 to 12 and seniors are $6; Friday children under 7 are free. Relay For Life Parents Night Out — Methodist Movie — The movie Youth Fellowship Parents “Tale of Despereaux” will be shown Friday, April 24, 1 Night Out, a Relay For Life p.m., at the Plainville Public of Plainville fundraiser, will be held Saturday, April Library, 56 E. Main St. For 25, 5 to 10 p.m., at Plainville more information, contact United Methodist Church, the children’s department 56 Red Stone Hill. To make at (860) 793-1450. a reservation, contact Ellen at or (860) 314-0311. Teen center open — Saturday Faith Bible Church, 168 Unionville Ave. at NorthArt school open house west Drive, has a youth cen— The Farmington River ter where Plainville



Spring art exhibit

Citizen photos by Ken DiMauro

Area residents attended the Connecticut Casualty Co. Spring Art Exhibition, held April 3 in Plainville. In the photo on the left, artist Shannon Mazurick, right, greets Jordan Rivera. In the photo on the right, artist Ethan Boisvert stands next to one of his works.

The Plainville Citizen Thursday, April 23, 2009

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. “Vasant Bahaar” — “Vasant Bahaar,” a program with dances from different parts of India, will be held Saturday, April 25, at 6 p.m., at the Middle School of Plainville, 150 Northwest Drive. For information, call (860) 233-5684 or (203) 878-0945, or e-mail



Choral society — The Plainville Choral Society rehearses Mondays, at 7 p.m., at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 355 Camp St., Bristol. Any adult may join. For more information, call Mal Cummings at (860) 747-5695 or Michael Fox at (860) 7470700.

Historic center — The office of the Plainville Historic Center, 29 Pierce St., is open Mondays, from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, call the historic center, (860) 747-6577. Rotary Club — Plainville Rotary Club will have a special meeting Monday, April 27, 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St. Professionals and working people are invited to discuss their opinions on the library. Lunch is at noon. There is an $11 charge for lunch. A free focus group will be held at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call the library at (860) 793-1446.



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. Civil Air Patrol — The 186 Composite Squadron, formerly the Charles K. Hamilton Composite Squadron, meets Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., at the Southington Armory on Woodruff Street in Southington. For information, call Thomas Litwinczyk, (860) 965-3796 or visit the Web site Parents discussion at Middle School — On Tuesday, April 28, 7 to 8:30 p.m, at the Middle School of Plainville auditorium, 150 Northwest Drive, “Protecting Your Kids from the Dangers of Drugs and Alcohol” will be held, led by John Daviau, substance abuse prevention professional, and Sue Doyon, program director of Outpatient Services. Topics will include strategies on how to talk to children about risky behaviors including drug use, drinking and peer pressure. The program is free. Refreshments will be served. For more information or to register, contact SAAC at (860) 589-4520.


Thursday, April 23, 2009 — The Plainville Citizen

Art school plans open house

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Preparing for the April 25 open house at the Farmington River School of Art, 73 E. Main St., Plainville, are, from left to right, George Nowak, Phyllis R. Bailey also known as Abbe Wade, and Barbara Scott. The Farmington River School of Art, 73 E. Main St., is having an open house Saturday, April 25, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities include: 11 a.m., cake decorating demonstration by Carol Schnitzler with the cake to be raffled at noon; noon, discussion and demonstration about watercolors with a raffle of a painting; 1 p.m., discussion on ironworks history in Northwest Connecticut by Walter Michaels with a raffle of a set of postcards of his paintings of the ironworks; 2 p.m., demonstration by George Nowak with a raffle of a new pen and ink print; and 3 p.m., display of special techniques in a variety of media. Artists include Southington resident Susan Sokolowski, P.R. Bailey, owner, artist and teacher, Edward Bassett, Richard Carello, Doris Drawec, Beverly Hollis, Lynn Mauro, Walter Michaels, Peggy Nappier, George Nowak, Carol Schnitzler and Barbara Scott. The art school is located in the rear of 73 E. Main St., near the Valero gas station.

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8:00 Music Matters-Drums 8:30 Let’s Explore with Jeff & Kathy 9:00 Racing Action Today 9:30 Plainville Choral Society 10:00 Your Health Matters 10:30 Knight in Luthania Sunday, April 26 5:00 Joyful Sounds 6:00 True Vine Victory Hour 7:00 The Singing Doctor 7:30 My Kind of Town: Prince Tech 8:00 Taiwan Culture 8:30 PACE 9:00 So Many Books 9:30 Nzinga’s Daughters 10:00 Hot Flash 10:30 VNA Monday, April 27 5:00 New Life International 6:00 Bob Ellsworth Adventures: Moving Sands 7:00 Polka Time 7:30 Ask Father Nadolny 8:30 Plainville Memories: Town Manager Robert Lee 9:00 Movie: Phantom of the Opera Tuesday, April 28 5:00 Julie Larese Documentary 6:00 Ukranian TV

‘Classic Gems’ concert to shine The Plainville Wind Ensemble will perform a free concert on Tuesday, May 5, 7 p.m., at the Plainville High School Auditorium, 47 Robert Holcomb Way. “Classic Gems, Symphonic Sounds for the Mind” will benefit the Literacy Volunteers of CenBuckley tral CT. Lewis J. Buckley, past conductor of the United States Coast Guard Band, and present conductor and artistic director of the Manchester Symphony Orchestra and conductor of the Metropolitan Wind Symphony in Lexington, Mass., will guest conduct the Plainville Wind Ensemble. Several of his compositions such as “Turkey in the Straw” will be featured throughout the program. Buckley became the Coast Guard Band’s fifth director at age 27, a post he held for more than 29 years earning him the honor of serving longer as the conductor of any one band than any other conductor in the history of American military music. Known for his compositions, and arrangements, he has written exceptional solo and ensemble works for various concert media, and his music is performed widely. Since 1987, the Plainville Wind Ensemble has been performing for audiences as ambassadors of wind ensemble and jazz music. An all-volunteer adult ensemble, the musicians hail from throughout Connecticut. The wind ensemble performs throughout the state and

Tea Continued from page 6 wanted to send a message to Obama and is “worried about the direction of the United States.” The protesters carried U.S. flags, signs and poured small amounts of tea leaves into the pond at Paderewski Park. They also said a prayer before the protest and sang “God Bless America.” The local event was similar to other protests done April 15 throughout the country, one of the largest attended was held in Hartford. Eisenhauer said she and people she knew contacted other residents and friends. She said she didn’t want to see the day go by without a message being sent to Obama and members of Congress. She wrote the prayer

has performed twice at the Lake George Festival of Bands in New York. The group has performed with such artists as Greg Caputo, Fran Wall, Mark McNally, Dr. Daniel D’Addio, Keith Brion and emcees such as Scot Haney, Matt Scott and John Philip Sousa IV. The ensemble is under the direction of Rick Lawrence who has an outstanding history of conducting and arranging music for community bands. The Literacy Volunteers of Central CT is a non-profit organization, which helps people improve their lives through English literacy. Thousands of adults in our area at the lowest levels of literacy lack the skills they need to earn a living wage. This organization provides free instruction, assistance and encouragement to adults who want to improve their skills in reading, writing, speaking and understanding English. They help their students to achieve work, family and community goals. The students come from all ethnic, socio-economic, and educational backgrounds. Offering tutoring services in 16 towns, including Plainville, Bristol, New Britain and Southington, they provide volunteers with in-depth training. The main office is located in the New Britain Public Library; however, tutoring is done in many different public locations. For more information about the wind ensemble, visit the Web site For more information about Literacy Volunteers, visit the Web site

that she read before the tea leaves were spilled into Paderewski Park pond. Unlike the original 18th century protest, no John Kisluk, president of the Citizens and Property Owners Association of Plainville, said his group wanted to support Eisenhauer’s efforts. Kisluk said local taxpayers are hit hard by local, state and federal governments. He said citizens work hard for their money, only to have officials take their money by raising taxes. Councilwoman Helen Bergenty, a Republican, was the only Plainville politician to attend the protest. Bergenty brought container filled with tea bags that were subsequently sliced open and poured into the pond. Bergenty said the protesters should send the empty tea bags to the White House with a short note of protest.

The entire protest took about 45 minutes. Before the tea ceremony, Janice Eisenhauer’s husband, Gary, took his tax protest sign to the park area near Cooke Street, where he received honks of support from citizens who were driving by. Janice Eisenhauer said she thought the Plainville protesters were “patriotic.” In the prayer she referred to the “greed and moral decay of our elected government no longer expresses our wishes and the attacks upon basic American ethics are overwhelming.” She asked for American leaders to turn to “the path of moral common sense, sanctity of the individual and fiscal responsibility.” She said she may organize a similar protest next year. For a spur-of-the-moment event, she thought the turnout was OK.

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The Plainville Citizen Thursday, April 23, 2009

Many pets available locally for adoption into good homes

Citizen photos by Sherry L. Cole

Far left photo, a young male pit bull cross was found on Route 72 and Interstate 84 in Plainville. He is very sweet boy and can be adopted for $50 with a voucher for neutering and is available through Plainville Animal Control. Left photo, A young, beautiful Siamese male cat is available for adoption by Plainville Animal Control. The cat is $50 and comes with a voucher for neutering. For information, call Gabby at (860) 747-1617, ext. 291.


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Rescue dogs available for adoption are a 3-year-old female pit bull mix and a 7-year old German shepherd Rottweiler mix. Not pictured is a 6-year-old female Rottweiler hound mix special needs dog that is blind but easy to handle. All dogs are spayed/neutered and vaccinated. An application is required. For more information, call (203) 250-7387.

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Two females and one male German Shepherd/Labrador puppies — described as cuddly, loveable and playful — are available for adoption on April 18. They are 12 weeks old and have had all vaccinations including rabies. Spay and neutering is included in an adoption fee. Veterinarian reference and home visit required. For more information, contact Diane Milo, (860) 681-6996.

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A pet adoption day will be held Saturday, May 9, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Best Friends Pet Center, 60 Harris Road, Avon. Rescue groups participating include 3 Bunnies Rabbit Rescue, the Greater new Haven Cat Project, Hotwater Rescue, Connecticut Greyhound Adoption and more. The day will include a best-dressed pet contest, best pet trick, cutest dog pose contest, and a special presentation from the state police K-9 unit and canine testing. For more information, call (860) 673-0555.

The Plainville Dog Pound is located on Granger Lane. The hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and Sunday. . Call (860) 747-1617.


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Team getting the most out of vacation week By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen Plainville High School softball coach Jen Micowski, talking poolside on Tuesday, said her team’s first few days in Florida have been a lot of fun. “It’s been great. The weather is fantastic. The kids are enjoying the parks, the pool. It’s been amazing, and the competition has been incredible,” she said. Micowski and 12 of her players are staying at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex, a 220-acre athletic facility located in the Walt Disney World Resort. The complex includes nine venues and six beautifully maintained softball fields. The locals arrived in Florida April 18 and will be there until April 25. The Plainville contingent will play four games at the Wide World of Sports Complex, but only two of those will count toward their record. In their first official game, played Monday, the Lady Blue Devils defeated a team from Maine, 6-2. Missy

Jandreau generated three hits for the victors, Callyn Dalke doubled off the fence and Katie Treado earned the win on the mound. Plainville’s next official game will be played today, April 23 against an opponent from New York. When not on the field, the Lady Blue Devils get to check out all that Disney has to offer. “Everyone is getting along really well and enjoying spending time as a team and getting to know one another,” said Micowski. “Hopefully we can carry that back with us to the fields of Connecticut.” Plainville players began planning and raising funds for their trip to Florida more than a year ago. The team managed to generate $13,500, the majority of that coming by way of pancake breakfast/ pasta dinner fund-raisers, and via ad placements in a PHS softball game day program book. “It’s been more than worth it,” Micowski said of the work that went in to making the trip a reality. “When we get home we’re going to be sending out a bunch of thank you cards to the community.”

Freimuth content with start By Jim Bransfield Special to The Citizen So what to do for an encore? Not that winning state championships is something new for Plainville High’s baseball team and coach Bob Freimuth. The man’s won five of them in seven title game appearances. But winning back-to-back titles is tough in the Major Leagues, never mind in high school. But Freimuth’s team, although hit hard by graduation, isn’t exactly chopped liver. “I’m happy with our start,” said the 25-year veteran coach referring to his club’s 4-1 mark. “But we’ve got a few holes. We’ve just been able to cover them up a bit so far.” It’s his team’s offense that is Freimuth’s main concern. “We lost our leadoff hitter and our Nos. 3 and 4 guys,” he said. “But we can pitch and we can play defense OK. We’ve got See Baseball, next page

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A view of Cooperstown, New York’s majestic Doubleday Field. The Plainville and Berlin High School baseball teams will face off there next month.

Longtime rivals set to meet on hallowed baseball ground By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen The decades-old Berlin-Plainville High School sports rivalry will add an exciting new chapter next month when the schools’ baseball teams clash in Cooperstown, New York — home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. The Redcoats and the Blue Devils will face off Friday, May 15 at Doubleday Field, a 9,700-plus set venue located just two blocks from the Hall of Fame. The teams, which are making the journey together, will spend one night in New York. Aside from the game, Berlin and Plainville players will take a tour of the Hall of Fame, as well. “(BHS coach) Leo (Veleas) gave me a buzz and asked if we’d like to do it. We said yes,” PHS coach Bob Freimuth explained. “We’re going to take the same bus: we’ll be in blue and sit on the right and they’ll be red — like communists — and sit on the left. Don’t tell Leo I said that,” Freimuth joked. The BHS baseball team made the trip to Cooperstown two years ago when it faced former Northwest Conference opponent Farmington. Veleas said it was a memorable experience. “It was a great trip. You build a little camaraderie between competitors, which is good,” he said. “Whenever you go away

with a group of kids, you hope it’s a bonding experience. They get to know each other a little better, they’re on their own a little bit. Ideally, it helps them grow up.” “We’re looking forward to the trip,” Veleas added, “but we’re not looking too far down the road. We’re not quite there yet.” Berlin and Plainville will meet for the first time this season Friday, April 24 at Alumni Field. At press time, the Redcoats and the Blue Devils were both 4-1. Although some fans may see it differently, Veleas indicated that, for the players, a Berlin-Plainville matchup is just another game they’re looking to win. “The parents and the media get more psyched up than the kids do. It seems to get blown out of proportion,” said Veleas. “Usually it’s a big game because the two teams are very competitive and it usually has some meaning as far as the Northwest Conference goes. That’s how I look at it.” Veleas and Freimuth have navigated their respective programs for a combined 48 years, during which time they’ve led their teams to a total of 10 state championships and nearly 800 victories. Just as their teams do, Veleas and Freimuth have a great deal of respect for one another. “Bobby’s a good friend. He came to my surprise birthday party a couple of months ago. We play golf,” said Veleas. “And he’s a good coach. He gets a lot out of his kids.”


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Blue Devil Notes noon, Coach Chuck Radda said, last week, the doubles contingent “finally showed some life.” The No. 1 tandem of Chelsea Majsak and Ashley Raynock put up a good battle against RHAM. The following day, against St. Paul, freshmen doubles players Nikki Dow and Sam Zaza performed well. Radda said his doubles teams took a step back against Rocky Hill. “We certainly weren’t overmatched,” the veteran coach said, “but we couldn’t make the big shots when we needed them.” Radda pointed to the play of his No. 2 (Alicia Panetta/Sarah Piorkowski) and No. 3 (Dow/Abby Szach) doubles teams as bright spots against Rocky Hill. Plainville’s Jess Foertsch lost a tough one at No. 4 singles against Rocky Hill. She dropped a 14-12 tie break in the first set and fell in the second set, 5-7. Although the Lady Blue Devils have taken their lumps so far this spring, Radda is not discouraged. “The kids are working hard in practice and some of them are improving daily,” he said. Jeff Mann continued his solid play as he fired a fieldbest 38 to lead the Plainville High School golf team to victories over New Britain and Bristol Eastern Monday at Chippanee. The Blue Devils carded a 178 that afternoon and improved to 3-5. — Nick Carroll

The Plainville High School girls track and field team knocked off North Branford (77-70) and Cromwell (129-12) last week at Alumni Field. Sweeping to victory in their respective events were the Lady Blue Devils’ Tiana Saraceno (shot put), Millie Mills (javelin, discus), Val Knapp (high jump, 300 hurdles), Whitley Dozier (100, 200) and the 4x400 (Val Knapp, Maile Mirmina, Jill Cavallari, Mary Maynard) and 4x100 (Alli Capanigro, Saraceno, Cavallari, Dozier) relay teams. North Branford outscored Plainville in running events, but the locals outpointed their guests in the field. The Lady Blue Devils used nine third-place finishes to pull ahead. “Every third-place athlete matters in this sport, not just the first-place finisher,” PHS coach Robin Mills said. “We have less girls, but more depth ... an incredible group of girls.” Plainville improved to 4-0 with the wins. The Plainville High School tennis team headed into this week with a record of 1-3. The Lady Blue Devils lost to RHAM (6-1) and Rocky Hill (5-2) last week, but topped St. Paul (6-1). No. 3 singles player Liz Bowling earned Plainville’s only win against RHAM to remain undefeated on the season. Although his doubles teams were swept that after-

Continued from page 25 some inexperience at catcher and at shortstop, but so far we’ve covered that pretty well.” The ace of the staff is D.J. Voisine (7-2 last year; 1-1 so far this season) and the No. 2 pitcher is Eric Zapatka. “Eric doesn’t throw hard, but he can pitch,” said Freimuth. “He threw a lot of innings for us last year.” Plainville will look to center fielder Taylor Perun, a senior and a veteran starter, and senior catcher Sam Dostaler — a converted second baseman — for offense. “We’re primarily a senior team,” said Freimuth. “But a lot of the kids were role players last year and now they’re in primary roles. That’s a big jump, no question.” Plainville’s only loss thus far was to Northwest Catholic, but the big tests are coming up and coming up soon. “We’ll get a good indication of where we are by next Tuesday,” said Freimuth. “We are home with Fitch Thursday, Berlin Friday and at East Catholic [Manchester] Monday. That will tell us something.” The key to the success of the Blue Devils will be whether or not they can produce runs. “We don’t have the big hitters,” said Freimuth. “So we’ll have to manufacture some runs.” And in the process, maybe by season’s end, be in a position to make a run at No. 6.

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Labella, revamped track and field team off to fast start By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen Last year, as a sophomore, Nick Labella surprised a lot of onlookers when he finished a strong seventh in the 110 hurdles at the CIAC Class M state championship meet. This spring, the Plainville High School track and field standout won’t be flying under anyone’s radar. Labella qualified for the state meet in his first 110 hurdle race this season and Coach Shaun Berard expects continued success from the junior. “He picked up right where he left off,” Berard said of Labella, who put in a lot of work during the off-season. “He’s pulling some serious points for us. He worked all

winter lifting weights. I know he was preparing for this.” Labella competes in the 200, long jump and triple jump, as well. With him, and others, generating a lot of points, the new-look Blue Devils — who lost 17 athletes to graduation — headed into this week with a solid record of 3-1. “There’s a group of guys who are really pushing themselves to improve. So I’m really happy about that,” said Berard, who pointed out that, so far, the team has exceeded his expectations. “If anything, they might be all around a little stronger” than he’d anticipated. “We have a pretty wellrounded team,” he added. Plainville split with

Northwest Catholic and St. Paul in its season-opener and then went on to sweep Cromwell and North Branford. The locals were slated to face Haddam-Killingworth on Tuesday.

Aside from Labella, the Blue Devils’ other noteworthy performers this spring have included Josh Foster (110 hurdles), Mike Rottier (1,600, 3,200), Stavros Anastasas (javelin, discus), Don Bartomioli (javelin) and Hec-

tor Rivera (high jump). One of Plainville’s premier athletes, junior Adrian Toporski, is nursing a ham string injury. In 2008, Toporski ran to a 10th place finish in the 200 at the Class M meet.

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Golf Tournaments dinner only. For more information, call Jim or Greg at (860) 747-6813 at J. Timothy’s. Deadline is April 30. The Plainville Democrats will challenge the Southington Democrats, at the Chairman’s Challenge golf tournament to be held Sunday, June 14, at Hawk’s Landing, 201 Pattonwood Drive, Southington. Registration begins at 12:15 p.m. with a 1 p.m. start. This event will have nine holes of golf with a cart and picnic for $60 a person. For people who would like to just attend the picnic, the cost is $10 a person or $25 a family; 65 years and older is $8. For more information or to register, call Joe Klepacki, (860) 793-1637 or The Plainville High School baseball team will host its annual golf tournament Saturday, May 2 at Hawk’s Landing Golf Course in Southington. The annual event is the baseball team’s primary fundraiser. To sign up, make donations or for information, contact Jim Voisine at (860)747-6485 or Rick Perun at (860)747-8138. Checks should be made out to: Plainville Baseball, and mailed to: Jim Voisine, 21 Skyline Drive, Plainville, CT 06062.

This past weekend, members of the Plainville High School girls track and field team volunteered at a fundraiser for the family of two-year-old Matthew Young, who is undergoing treatments for a rare condition. The fundraiser was planned by Kids Cuts of Plainville. PHS track and field athletes are pictured.

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gle project he created a playground at St. Maurice Church, New Britain, with the help of his troop scouts and families. On March 8, Troop 30 held another Eagle Court Of Honor for Peter Lennon, right photo. Along with his Eagle


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Plainville Girl Scouts and their mothers practice yoga techniques at a special event held Feb. 28. Mare DiBenigno, director, and Sandy Byrne, yoga instructor, from Vital Life Center located at 100 W. Main St., led the class.

Recently, Boy Scout Troop 67, based out of Plainville and sponsored by the Plainville United Methodist Church, enjoyed a winter campout at Camp Mattatuck in Plymouth. The scouts participated in winter activities such as sledding, cooking outdoors and winter shelter building. The scouts also attempted to build a tent sauna by heating up rocks in the campfire and then putting the rocks in a bucket filled with cold water inside a tent to create a sauna bath-like atmosphere. The scouts also camped overnight in the only cabin at the camp without electricity. Although it was cold outside and the windows became frosty, the scouts were comfortable as a result of a nice woodstove fire. They even enjoyed the company of a cabin mouse who was treated to a chocolate cookie. The scouts were able to work on scout skills and rank advancement. — By Jimmy Lux, Troop 67 scribe Photo courtesy of Gidget Peck


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Art donation beautifies elementary school

The Linden Street School Library Information Center is displaying eight lithographs from the Eric Carle Museum in Massachusetts depicting the work of Eric Carle, Tony DiTerlizzi, Hardie Gramatky and Allen Say, while the Linden courtyard features a metal garden sculpture, thanks to generous donations made in memory of longtime Plainville residents Joan K. Deegan and Lawrence E. Noble Sr. Deegan, a supporter of the Plainville school district and community, died in 2002. During her lifetime, she served in a number of civic capacities including member of the Plainville Board of Education from 1963 to 1983, serving as secretary and later as chairwoman. She was also past president of the Plainville Chamber of Commerce and was active in many other local organizations including the Plainville Association for Retarded Citizens, the Plainville Rotary Club and the Linden Street School Parent Teacher Organization. Three of Deegan’s four children and two grandchil-

dren attended Linden. To honor her love of education and Linden Street School, memorial donations in Deegan’s name were earmarked for the library artwork donation. “The Deegan family would like to express our appreciation for this recognition of Joan’s lifelong service to Plainville and more specifically the Board of Education. She would go out of her way to anonymously help people, but we trust this memorial has brought a smile to her face,” said Kirby Deegan on behalf of the Deegan family. Lawrence Noble, also a supporter of education and literacy, died in 2003. He lived in Plainville and was the owner and operator of Larry’s Barber Shop. Noble’s two daughters, son, grandchildren and great-grandchildren all attended Linden. His granddaughter, Sheri Boudewyns, is the office professional in the Linden school office. Memorial donations in Noble’s name were also directed to support and beautify Linden. As a result, the Linden courtyard is home to a sculpture depicting

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Deans List Students achieve deans list The University of Alaska Anchorage announced that Kevin Halvorsen has made the dean’s list for fall 2008. Students need a 3.5 grade point average to make the dean’s list. Halvorsen and his wife, Julie, moved to Anchorage, Alaska in 2006. He is the son of Glen and Susan Halvorsen, of Plainville. Bentley University, Waltham, Mass., has announced that Elizabeth Joy Sisson, of Plainville, has made the dean’s list for fall 2008. Students need a 3.3 grade point average to make dean’s list. She is the daughter of Margaret Mead, of Plainville, and Donald Sisson, of Plymouth.



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The Youth Board of the United Way of West Central Connecticut, serving the communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville and Plymouth will be sponsoring a “Health and Wellness Forum” open to all local middle school students. The event will be held at Plainville High School, 47 Robert Holcomb Way, Wednesday April 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. Students will be able to participate in numerous activities and visit information booths concerning health and wellness, while interacting with high school students from their towns. Activities will include yoga, meditation, weight training, Wii fit, healthy eating and high school speakers. Registration and permission slips to participate are required. For more information, contact Kelly Lyons, at Plainville High School (860) 793-3220 or Lyonsk@plainvilleschools.or g or Colleen Bolingbroke at United Way, (860) 582-9559 or

Grad Cap Blitz to begin

Wheeler Regional Family YMCA Project Graduation, Plainville High School Class of 2009 will be having a Grad Cap Blitz. Area businesses have agreed to sell paper Grad Caps to patrons for $1 with all funds benefiting Project Grad. Patronizing area businesses and showing support helps fund the alcohol- and drugfree event for high school seniors to attend graduation night. The event budget is more than $25,000 and provides food, entertainment and prizes to those in attendance. Organizers said they thank the establishments for supporting the fundraiser.

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St. Paul auction

Schools Continued from page 30 Area businesses will be participating in the Grad Cap Blitz until Thursday, April 30: Farmington Valley Gymnastics, Family Barber, Modern Barber, John’s Barber Shop, UBI Credit Union, Farmington Savings Bank, Bank of America, Village Pizza, Elvis Pizza, West Main Pizza, Tom’s Café, Sliders Sports Bar, Dairy Queen, Jim’s Deli, Dream Makers Hair Salon, Classic Hair Design, Hair Spa and YMCA.

St. Paul Catholic High School, 1001 Stafford Ave., Bristol presents its annual auction, “There’s No Place like Home” Saturday, May 2, 6 p.m., at St. Paul’s gymnasium. Tickets are $30 per person and can be obtained by calling the Office of Advancement, at (860) 584-0911, or online at People can also bid onlline.

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Each year, Plainville Community Schools presents an art show at the Plainville Public Library. The opening reception for this year’s show will be on May 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. The artwork will remain on display throughout the month of May. The show was moved from the Plainville High School gymnasium to the public library several years ago.

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Students of the Month Linden Street

The following students were named students of the month at Linden Street School for March: Kindergarten: teacher, Rachel Valentine — Austin Halat. First grade: teacher, Meghan Ray — Michael Czerepuszko, Sean-Michael Davey; teacher, Betsy Neave — Kelly Russell, Christian Baba; teacher, Myra Boccardi — Jean-Michel Barreau; teacher, Elissa Conroy —

teacher, Kerry Craft — Rosa Arini. Fourth grade: teacher, Sandy Walker — Jason Franceschini, Gina Temple; teacher, Rita Cabata — Sarah Quintero; teacher, Monica Zajaczkowski — Abigail Depner, Robert Goldsnider. Fifth grade: teacher, Cristine Bravado— Cameron Bielawski, Luis Pacheco Ramirez; teacher, Deb Westergren — Austin Quilter; teacher, Carol Howe — Cheyenne Utley, Will Holiman. Resource room: teacher,

Bernie Knowles — Caitlin Barrows, Jared Serrano Aviles; teacher, Susan Tarascio — Ryan Sookram; teacher, Vivian Bianca — Isaiah Bandle. Art: teacher, Barbara Friedman — Leslie Melchor Lopez, Tyler Oakes. Music: teacher, John Smayda — Meghan Guimond, Christian Marcos. Library: teacher, Rosemary Venditto — Tyler Corriveau, Erianna Pearson. Instrumental Music: teacher, Barbara Senatore — Nick Guimond.


Toffolon The following students were named students of the month at Louis Toffolon School for March: First Grade: teacher, Allison Pascucci — T.J. Solomon, Victoria Farrow; teacher, Claire Fournier — Luke Ludko, C. Ziggy Scheyd; teacher,

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Shuttle Bus PARKING & SHUTTLE INFORMATION SATURDAY & SUNDAY April 25 and April 26 FESTIVAL VISITORS MAY PARK AND RIDE FROM THESE LOCATIONS • Orville H. Platt H.S. 220 Coe Avenue • H.C. Wilcox Technical School - 275 Oregon Road • HUB Downtown Meriden 88 State Street

FESTIVAL SHUTTLE HOURS SATURDAY, APRIL 25 FREE Shuttle Buses will transport Festival Goers TO Hubbard Park beginning at 8 AM, stopping at 8 PM and FROM Hubbard Park beginning at 9 AM and stopping at 9 PM. SUNDAY, APRIL 26 FREE Shuttle Buses will transport Festival Goers TO Hubbard Park beginning at 8 AM, and the LAST BUS will leave the park at 5 PM.

HANDICAPPED PARKING AND ACCESSIBILITY Individuals with a valid handicapped parking sticker may park in Ragozzino’s parking lot 71 Chamberlain Highway, and will be transported to the park via handicap access vans. All the events offered at the Daffodil Festival are handicap accessible. Once inside the park, rides will be provided in our handicap accessible golf cart to those individuals who require additional assistance. For additional information please call the Daffodil Hotline, 203-630-4279 or visit our website at

FESTIVAL PARKING DOWNTOWN HUB West Bound I-691 take Exit 7, bear left onto State continue on State Street through stop sign. Continue about a 1/4 of a mile. Festival Parking will be on your left at 88 State Street.

FESTIVAL PARKING AT PLATT & WILCOX TECH East Bound I-691 take Exit 5, at end of exit take a right onto Chamberlain Highway. At 2nd traffic light take right onto West Main Street. At next traffic light take a left onto Centennial Avenue. At next traffic light continue straight. Platt High School (220 Coe Ave.) is on your immediate left. Wilcox Tech is approximately 1/4 mile past Platt at 275 Oregon Road on your left.

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Orchard Valley Garden Club member Marion Ohman checks plants at last year’s plant sale. The club will have the 2009 plant sale Saturday, May 9, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Calendar House, 255 Pleasant St., Southington.

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The Orchard Valley Garden Club of Southington will offer a plant sale Saturday, May 9, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., Southington, indoors rain or shine. The sale features indoor and outdoor plants grown by club members. Prices begin at $1 plus baked goodies, coffee, crafts, a variety tag sale, and a raffle of merchant certificates and baskets. Members of The Southington Conservation Land Trust will also be on hand. People are urged to bring bags or boxes to transport the plants and other merchandise.

Transfer station open Saturdays The town transfer station located at Granger Lane is open Saturdays only from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for service to Plainville residents. Identification is required.

Home hazardous waste collection On Saturday, May 2, residents of Plainville, Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, Meriden, New Britain, Plymouth, Prospect, Southington and Wolcott can bring household hazardous waste to the Tunxis Recycling Operating Committee Household Hazardous Waste Collection. The HHW collection will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Roadways Facility, Granger Lane. Residents may bring their household hazardous waste to the collection site

free of charge. Identification will be required as proof of residency. No waste from businesses will be accepted. Items to be accepted include: pesticides and poisons, herbicides and weedkillers, oil-based paint, paint thinners, varnish, household batteries, hobby and photographic chemicals, pool chemicals, household cleaners and disinfectants, antifreeze, waste oil, gasoline, fertilizers and mercury. Items that cannot be accepted include: latex paint, tires, propane tanks, computers and electronic equipment, appliances, bulky waste, explosives, smoke detectors, medical waste, fire extinguishers, empty containers and waste from any businesses. For information, call public works, (860) 673-2439, or the TROC office, (860) 5850419 or


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16-1 (09)

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© 2009 Universal Press Syndicate

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We Are …

The Green Generation Next year, in 2010, the world will observe the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. The celebration begins this year on Earth Day, April 22. One of the goals of Earth Day over the next year is to encourage people of all ages and nationalities to become part of a “green generation.” This means: • ending our need for fossil fuels*, including coal; • making each of us more responsible for what we consume, or use; • creating “green” jobs and making our schools more environmentally friendly.

Color this water cycle diagram and hang it in your room or classroom to remind you to conserve our precious water!

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*Fossil fuels are made from the remains of plants and animals that lived millions of years ago. These fuels include oil and natural gas.

Water wise Of course, there’s much more to being “green.” In honor of Earth Day 2009, The Mini Page talked to experts at Earth Day Network about one of our planet’s most valuable resources: water.

The water cycle Nature recycles water over and over again. Here’s how it works: 1. The sun shines on lakes, rivers, streams and oceans. Heat turns water into invisible water vapor. This is called evaporation. 2. The vapor rises into the sky, where it cools. When it gets cold enough, the vapor turns into clouds. This is condensation.

3. The clouds get cooler. Tiny drops of water vapor turn into rain, snow, sleet or hail. We call this precipitation. 4. Most precipitation falls back into the ocean, but some falls on land. Most of the water eventually finds its way back into the ocean through rivers and underground sources. The cycle starts over again.

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• 70 percent of our planet is water. • 97 percent of that water is salt water. • 2 percent of our water is frozen in glaciers or ice caps. • Less than 1 percent of the Earth’s water is freshwater that we can drink.

Every living thing on Earth needs water to survive. Humans can live only about three days without water. But humans and animals can’t drink salt water from the oceans. So we have to conserve, or save, water when we can.

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Water in Our World

Why a shortage? If we are using the same water over and over, why are we running out? Experts say there are two reasons: 1. Supply — The amount of water may be the same, but the quality is worse. More pollutants in water today may make it unsafe to drink. 2. Demand — We use 70 percent of our water for growing crops. The Earth has more and more people all the time. The way we use our water is affecting how much we have available. photo by Gene Alexander, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

How do we use water at home? Water worries People in the United States are used to having and using a lot of water. • Our appliances that use water, such as washing machines and dishwashers, may be inefficient, or wasteful. • Many of our toilets, especially older ones, may use more water than is necessary. • In dry areas, such as the Southwest, people may still use a lot of water to grow grass lawns. • Even in the Northeast and Northwest, where there is more water, people can be wasteful in using it.

Water treatment Filtering, or cleaning, our water uses a lot of energy. When we waste treated water, we are sending not just water but energy costs down the drain.

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Mini Spy . . .

Drinking contaminated, or polluted, water can make people very sick. Around the world, more children under the age of 5 die from water-related diseases than from any other cause. About one out of every six people on the planet is not able to get clean water. These problems are the most serious in Africa, southern Asia and South America.

Getting clean water The water you drink probably comes from a water treatment plant. It is filtered before it is sent out to your house or school. But in many parts of the world, people drink water straight from ponds or streams. The water may contain germs or small creatures that make people sick. This boy in the Democratic Republic of Congo carries water, probably for cooking, drinking or bathing.

photo by Ken Wiegand, courtesy USAID

Our planet needs water for many different things. • Plants, both wild and farmed, need water to grow. • Animals, including humans, need water to live. • We use water for manufacturing products. • We use water for transportation on rivers, lakes and oceans.

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Brown Basset ws TRY ’N The Ned’s n FIND u Ho Words that remind us of Earth Day and water are hidden in the block below. Some words are hidden backward, and some letters are used twice. See if you can find: GENERATION, ANNIVERSARY, EARTH, DAY, GREEN, DRIP, RESOURCE, WATER, CYCLE, EVAPORATION, CONDENSATION, DRINK, PRECIPITATION, CONSERVE, CONTAMINATED, BACTERIA, COLD, NUTRIENT, NELSON. C O N T A M I N A T E D R I P LITTER E C G J Y R A S R E V I N N A BUGS ME! C O R E T A W T N E I R T U N R N E L S O N A I R E T C A B U S E C O N D E N S A T I O N O E N Y A D R I N K H T R A E S R Q C B N O I T A R E N E G E V A P O R A T I O N D L O C R E N O I T A T I P I C E R P TM

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LEGAL NOTICE TOWN OF PLAINVILLE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS The Plainville Zoning Board of Appeals conducted Public Hearings on Monday April 13, 2009 and rendered the following action: #09-04-01 Central Whiting Realty, LLC of 20 -26 Whiting Street - Approved a variance to Article 5 Use Regulations Section 530 Uses Permitted and Requirements for a Central Commercial Zone, Sub-section 1 Height, Area and Yard Requirements, to permit the construction of ten (10) 2 room units and four (4) three room units requiring 46,000 square feet of yard area in lieu of the existing 7,000 square feet of yard area and a variance to Article 8, Off Street Parking and Loading, Section 815, Sub-section 1 and 5 and Section 820, Sub-section 4 to reduce the number of required parking spaces from one hundred and twelve (112) to zero (0) for property known as 20-26 Whiting Street. #09-04-02 Jane Wolak of 15 Perron Road - Approved a variance to Article 4 Height, Area and Yard Requirements R20, to permit the reduction of the Required Side Yard Setback from Fifteen (15) feet to eleven (11) feet (westerly side yard) for the purposes of subdividing 15 Perron Road into two (2) building lots. #09-04-03 Penny L. Clousie of Clousie of Cromwell Approved a Used Car Auto Dealership in accordance with Section 14-54 of the Connecticut General Statutes for a property located at 153 Whiting Street with stipulations. Dated at Plainville, Connecticut this 15th day of April 2009 Gail Pugliese, Secretary Plainville Zoning Board of Appeals

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LEGAL NOTICE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION PLAINVILLE, CT At its April 14, 2009, regular meeting, the Plainville Planning and Zoning Commission rendered the following decisions: APPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS a site plan modification for Display Properties, LLC for a parking lot addition for property located at 335 South Washington Street. APPROVED WITH MODIFICATION a site plan modification for Allstate Fire Properties for a 1,140 sq. ft. addition for cold storage for property located at 15 Robert Jackson Way. Respectively submitted, David Thompson, Secretary Planning and Zoning Commission Dated at Plainville, CT This 15th day of April 2009


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BMW 1985 5-Series Charcoal / Red Leather Interior Runs & drives. Needs Minor Mechanical. $800 or OBO. Call Don after 6pm @ 203-237-1339

CLASSIC & ANTIQUES 1964 kennedy silver unc. Half dollars 4 for $65 203 269 7526


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1-800-527-3863 CADILLAC 1984 Eldorado All power, locking spokes, leather gut, blue w/white landau. $2000. Call 860-628-2844 noon til 8pm.

Free Towing! MOTORCYCLES ATV’S, ETC. MOTORCYCLE seat, 2 person, for 2005 Kawaski Vulcan bike. $50. Call Dave 203-675-3274

AUTO PARTS 2008 Mustang GT Never used tires and Mag wheels. $100. (203) 537-9198 CHEVROLET VENTURE 2001 Warner Brothers Edition. High mileage. Runs very well. Reliable. Needs some mechanical work. $2,000 or best offer. Call Mike (203) 530-5057. CHEVY Monte Carlo LS 2002 70k, excellent throughout. $4,950 TOYOTA Camry 2001 Loaded! Excellent. $5,750. (203) 213-1142 DONATE YOUR CAR to SPECIAL KIDS FUND. Help Disabled Children With Camp and Education. Non-Runners OK. Quickest Free Towing. Free Cruise/Hotel Voucher. Tax Deductible. Call 1-866-4483254.

FINANCE Buy Here Pay Here Financing! Down pymts as low as $588 plus tax & reg, low weekly pymts, no finance charge, or credit check cars under $3000. Call 203-5305905, Cheap Auto Rental LLC. FORD Mustang GT Convertible 2001- Excellent condition. Red. Tan top, tan leather, new tires, low miles. $10,000/best offer. (203) 537-9198

4 TIRES Pirelli 205/60R15-less than 500 miles pd $525.00 fall 2008. Asking $350. Call John 203-535-5391 BRIDGESTONE Blizzak LM22 225 45 18, 91V 9/32 left. $25. Call 860-224-7209

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


21 FT BAYLINER cutty cabin 1987 with 130 hp Evinrude ob 1997 and loadrite trailer, low hrs,great shape. Fun boat. $4800 Call Bob @ 203-314-3412

PETS & LIVESTOCK BIRD FLIGHT cage for small birds with stand 30x18x35 $60. 203-630-0290 BULLDOGS, Boxers, Chihuahuas, Boston Terrier, Shih-Tsu, Labs - Yellow & Black $350 plus. Call 860-930-4001.

JEEP Grand Cherokee 1997150K, leather interior, power everything. $2500. Call (860) 729-1316

If you have not received your Citizen for two or more consecutive weeks, please call our office, 877-238-1953 Sorry, no out-of-town subscriptions.

FREE to good home. Approx 1 year old neutered mostly black white on chest, German Shepherd part Great Dane. Nice dog needs large home & yard. Up to date with shots. 203-379-0776 HORSE LOVERS EXCEPTIONAL riding opportunity in exchange for 6-8 hours per week. AM and PM time needed. Call: 203272-6593 or 203-213-8833

LAWN & GARDEN CORDLESS grass trimmer; extra cutting line; excellent condition. $20.00. (203) 237-7330

SAAB 9-5 2004 sedan. Tan Alarm system. Excellent condition. HTD Leather seats, new tires and wipers, cd, 5 spd 2.3 T 78000 HWY. $6200 or best offer. (860)561-0549

CRAFTSMAN garden tractor. Auto shift, 3 bin bagger, 46in mower, 48in plow. $800. Call 860-276-9607 CRAFTSMAN Lawn tractor- 2 yrs old. 21 HP, 42” mower, 6 speed. elec. start with 34”x15”x60” steel cart. $1500. (203) 265-0607


Thursday, April 23, 2009 — The Plainville Citizen FURNITURE & APPLIANCES

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


METS-PADRES Citi Field-April 16-Sec 531 Row 4-2 seats together-7:05 Start--ALSO Mets-Brewers April 19-1:10 Start-Same seats--$55.00 each pair--Call 203-530-9666 MITCHELL 300 Fishing reel Ex cond. $50. 860-684-7966


ALL OLDER COSTUME JEWELRY WANTED Especially Napier. 203-530-8109 ANTIQUES WANTED - 1 Item or an Estate. Estate sale service provided. Seeking: Meridenmade items, lamps, paintings. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 2 CERAMIC kilns, 24x27, Gair kilns, $300/each. 800 pieces of bisque, some paint, some equipment, negotiable. Call (203) 237-6316, leave message 6FT bar curve exclent $50 203-269-5120 or 203-589-1259 9 MEDICAL BOOKS ,LIKE NEW + NEVER OUTDATED $45. 203-265-7186 A NEW COMPUTER NOW. Brand Name laptops & desktops. Bad or NO Credit - No Problem. Smallest weekly payments avail. Its yours NOW. 800-6400649 ADULT SCOOTER- $900. Paid $1800. 500 baseball cards, only top players, for sale. Call (203) 317-7181

LAMINATING Service. Let us help you preserve your most precious moments. From $2.50 to $4.50 per piece. Call 203238-1953 for info.

MUSH HAGGLERS Heated Indoor Flea Market & Tag Sale. Dealers wanted. Daily or monthly rental. Fri, Sat, Sun. 84. 203-213-1248. 387 S. Colony St, Meriden. (Down the st. Chef’s Hat Pizza). Antiques, furn., hand-made jewelry. Free coffee! New Items Daily! Come in, let’s haggle!





RASPBERRY plants Fall gold & red. (50) $1/each. Call 203-235-4268

ANTIQUE wicker couch coffee table rocking chair, white. $100. Call 203-269-9579

FREE-Queen size box & mattress. Excellent condition. You must pick up. 203-314-4444

TILLER- Troy Built, rear tine Bronco. Hardly used. Exc. condition. $325. (203) 238-1645 cell 203-631-1929


HITCHCOCK STACK TABLES $100. Call 860-426-1214


COMPUTER desk & chair $30 OBO. Call 203-440-1202 leave message.

1-1/2HP TARGET 10” TILE SAW Good Condition. $275.00. Call 860-828-7617

COUCH for sale. Asking $350.00. Tan, Suede, like new condition. Used for 6 months. Call 860-480-3120.

FLOOR Jack-Weaver 5000lb. LoHi Draulic floor Jack $100. Call 203-996-9866

COUCH, dark blue full size, can deliver. $50 860-682-4435

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES 4 CUSHION Couch, beige w/light floral print, $75; Maple coffee table w/matching end table, $75; Queen Anne needlepoint chair, $30. (203) 265-0607 ANTIQUE brass 5 globe hanging light fixture. $35.203-630-0841

CRIB mattress Excellent condition. $75 Call 203-500-2946 DINETTE SET white ceramic tile top, 52x34, w/ 4 chairs, exc. cond. $175 or best offer. Call (203) 269-1881 ELECTRIC lift Craftmatic style bed twin size. $100. Call 203-634-0048

HOTPOINT STOVE Glass top. Self cleaning oven. $100 FIRM. (203) 238-4334 LARGE multi-level corner desk w/cabinet. Call Patrick 203521-8341 MAYTAG washing machine largeload good cond. Asking $100. Call 860-316-5058 MOVING Oak Entertainment center - $200. Maple Dresser, Chest & Nightstand- $200. Couch w/Recliners $100. Swivel Rocker $50. $(860) 793-8903

REFRIGERATOR 14 cu. ft (GE Hotpoint) - $ 85 AIR CONDITIONER 5000 btu (Fedders Lloyd) - $ 65 Call (203) 608-0457

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES REFRIGERATOR 23 cubic ft, almond $225; STOVE GE elec, almond w/black flat top $300; DISHWASHER Magic Chef black $125; MICROWAVE Amana black $75. All great condition (renovating kitchen); OR $600 for all. Call 203 694-8497 6am - 4pm; After 4 call 203 494-9154 or 203 238-4136 SLEEPER SOFA with matching recliner, dark green, very good condition, $375. Oak Entertainment TV stand with swivel top and lower cabinet $50. Call (203) 679-0605 STOVE & refrigerator. Very good condition. $60/each. $100/ both. U take away! Call 203-927-4342 please leave message.

Millions of people look to Marketplace everyday. It’s used news.

PLAYSCAPE for sale. 5 years old. Slide, 2 swings, monkey bars rock wall and more. Asking $550.00-take and go! Call 860-480-3120.

PROFORM 400 GI treadmill, Sportcraft Turbo Air Hockey Table, Everlast Punching Sand Bag, Kenmore Free Standing Freezer I'm moving ... Call Laurie w/ Best Offer @ 203-2342023

STEEL BUILDING PKG 18 x 21 Door & Anchor Bolt Incl Reg $8,200 Now $4,845 + Code Adj. Other Sizes Avail Big & Small Erection Avail Source #11S Phone #860-237-4588

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH 2 COLEMAN folding aluminum cots. Used once. $10 each. (203)265-3519 AUTOGRAPHED Carlton Fisk baseball. $90. Call 860-480-3120 BASEBALL umpire full-hd helmet. Brnd New Condtn. $95.00 Call 860-628-6964 BIKE attachment {tag along} perfect for kids. $50 Call 860-829-2809 INFLATABLE kayak with paddles & pump. Brand new. $85 or best offer. Call 860-966-8379

PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION. 1 Session only, $100. Group discount available! Call for next class 203-415-1144 REI NEW 2-Person BackPackers Tent. List $180, now $50. (203)265-3519 TREADMILL- Like new. Worth $1200. Sell for $400 or best offer. Dresser, $100. Call (203) 631-7958

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

203-235-8431 MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS GUITAR Epiphone FT-14. $99.00 Contact Warren 203-269-9070

YANKEE TICKETS--Yankee Stadium--Sec 233B 2 seats together-call for dates $55.00 per seat--203-530-9666

YANKEE TICKETS-Yankee Stadium 2 seats together 209 Row for available dates-203-530-9666---$55.00 per seat


WW I & WW II Japanese & German Swords, Flags, Helmets, Fighting Knives, Daggers, Bayonets, Medals, etc.

203-238-3308 SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS 18’ ROUND used solar pool cover. Good Condition. $40. Call 203-630-9620 POOL ladder enclosure w/ladder for 52” pool - $50. Call 203294-0830

COMPUTERS & OFFICE EQUIPMENT A NEW COMPUTER NOW. Brand Name laptops & desktops. Bad or NO Credit - No Problem. Smallest weekly payments avail. Its yours NOW. 800-3177891 GET A NEW COMPUTER. Brand Name laptops & desktops Bad or NO Credit - No Problem smallest weekly payments avail. Call 1-800-640-0587 NETGEAR fast ethernet FS 116 swt. 16 port. $25. 860-919-3602


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


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.

GARMIN GPS with Window suction mount or dashboard holder $100. Call 203- 996-9866


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


CHESHIRE 2-3BR, 1.5 bath unfurnished. 3 fireplaces, patio, located on private drive, $1250 per month. Security, references. Pets ok. Call 203-272-8687 SOUTHINGTON Spacious & private 3BR in quiet neighborhood. Pets ok. $1100. 860-628-8224


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, April 23, 2009

HOUSES FOR RENT CHESHIRE $2900/mo. Stately 2900SF Colonial built with the finest of materials. Gorgeous jade FP, inlaid wood flooring, mahogany trim and chef’s kitchen. Luxurious master bath. Convenient location. Linda 203-272-1234

BRANFORD John B. Sliney Apartments, 21 Rice Terrace, Branford. One bedroom units, age 62 & 0ver. Rental assistance available. Utilities included in rent. On-site laundry & parking. Accepting applications for wait list only. Applications processed according to order received.

WLFD 3BR, 1 1/2b Col centrally located. $1600/mo. Rem EIK, 1st fl FR, off-st park, some pets ok. 2 mo sec dep, 1mo rent req. Refs required. Call Kathy 203265-5618 x690. Avail 3/1.

MERIDEN- 2 or 3BRs, 2 full baths, FP, garage, east side. Charming! Sec. & refs. $1200/mo. 203-237-6575.

To request an application, call (203) 481-5632 Merit Properties, Inc. 93 Deming Road, Suite A, Berlin CT 06037 Financed by CHFA

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

You Found It! S a g e Po n d P l a c e

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 3rd flr, 2BR, stove, fridge. No pets. $750 + dep. No utils. We speak Spanish & English. 203-675-7413/203-886-9131 MERIDEN EFFICIENCIES - $650 1BRs - $750 2BRs - $850. Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off street parking. 203-630-2841 MERIDEN Fresh, updated 2 1/2 BR, big LR & kit. 34 James St, close to John Barry School, $900. 203-715-1296; 203-440-3241 MERIDEN Ground fl furnished studio 2Rm effic, $845/mo + sec. Heat, HW, Electricity incld. E. Side, very clean. Off-st park. 203-630-3823 or 203-634-1195, 12pm-8pm


SOUTHINGTON - 1 1/2 RM Efficiency, near I-84 $130/wk. Incld heat & HW, A/C, appl’s. Sec dep & refs req 860-620-0025

2 BR $775+/MONTH


MERIDEN $1150, Heat & hot water included. 2 BR townhouse, 1.50 baths, garage, end unit. Sec dep & credit check. Call 203-2355551 MERIDEN Comfortable 1 BR Appliances, laundry, storage, AC and pool. Heat & HW included. $775/mo. (203) 206-5025 MERIDEN- 2BR condo for rent in Mattabasset. Garage attached. $1300. (203) 3176235 MERIDEN- Strawberry Hill 2 BR townhouse, 1 1/2 baths, appls, w/d, AC, deck, 1 car garage. $1035/mo. + utils. (860) 6883238 SOUTHINGTON- Cream puff end unit condo! 2/3BRs, new kit./baths, garage, decks, appls, c/a, gas heat. $1300/mo. (860) 778-1833 WLFD - NEW 2BR with central air, gas heat, fully applianced, No pets. Call 203-464-8066 WLFD - NEW 2BR with central air, gas heat, fully applianced, No pets. Call 203-464-8066 WLFD- Judd Square- 1BR, No pets. $700. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904 YALESVILLE-1BR, 1 bath, all appls incld W/D, C/Heat & air, exercise facility, patio & BBQ area. Call 203-464-8066 YALESVILLE-1BR, 1 bath, all appls incld W/D, C/Heat & air, exercise facility, patio & BBQ area. Call 203-464-8066


HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden - Studio & 1BR apt From $650. Heat & HW incl. Avail. immed! 203-938-3789 MER. FURNISHED APTS + RMS: ALL Incl Heat, Elect, HW. Ground fl furnished effic, $210/wk + sec. RMs $130 wk + sec. 203630-3823 12pm-8pm. MERIDEN - 1st flr, 1BR, HW incld. $675. Good credit. No pets. 860-620-9658 leave msg. MERIDEN 3BR East side. 1st floor. On a quiet street. $1,175. No pets. (203)440-2779

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!

Call Now!

(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN - 2BR, 3rd flr, w/d hookup, off st. parking. Garage optional. Quiet building. 71-73 Randolph Ave. Avail now. $800 1mo sec. 203-641-8483 MERIDEN - 3BR, new paint, new tile, new carpetm, new appl’s, garage. Springdale. $900/ mo. Lease. 203-996-7379 Jack Regan Realty MERIDEN 1 & 2RM EFFICIENCY $450 & $550. Some incld utils. 2 mo sec. Credit ck req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN 1 BR. Stove & Refrigerator. $775 per month. Includes heat & hot water. Prime location. (203) 213-6175 or 203-376-2160 MERIDEN 1st floor, 1 BR, 3 rooms, stove/fridge, washer hook up, gas heat, $675 mo. Avail Now! 203-284-5843 MERIDEN 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH. 2nd Floor. $750/mo+Util. No pets. Nice street near MidState. 860-262-2464

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 2 bdrm., 1 1/2 baths. Immaculate. Townhouse. Fireplace. Hardwood floors. Updated heating/ cooling. Alarm system. Attached 1-car garage. Immaculate! Great condo association. Large deck. $1200. 860-213-7005 MERIDEN 2BR Remodeled. Heat & appliances included. 1 month security. $850/mo. Call after 5pm (203) 841-7591 MERIDEN 3 & 4 BRs avail. Great apts in great locations. 2Mos sec; No pets; app and ref a must. Starting at $925/mo. Call for details (203) 715-1965 MERIDEN 3 bedroom townhouse, 1.5 bath. 197 Hobart Street, no pets, $1025/ mo. 203-284-9016 between 12-5pm

MERIDEN 32 Cook Ave.

Spacious 1 BR Apt. New owners, Remodeled. Heat & HW incl. $650+. 203-886-7016

SENIORS 62 PLUS More than a rental, a lifestyle • One BR SUITES • One & Two BR COTTAGES • Immediate Availability • Affordable monthly rates • No buy in • No lease • Pet friendly • Tours daily Call for appointment or info 203-237-8815 330 Broad Street, Meriden

MERIDEN Lg 1BR. 1 1/2 baths, 2 levels. New appliances, washer & dryer included. Secure Parking. $750 + utils. (860) 214-4852

MERIDEN- 1, 2, 3BR units starting at $745. Some w/heat & HW incld. No pets. Sec dep & crdt ck req'd. MBI 860-347-6919.


PLAINVILLE- Small, quiet apt. Security, background check, no pets. (860) 793-6672 evenings.

SOUTH MERIDEN - 1BR Apt. 2nd floor, appliances, laundry facility. No utilities. No pets. No smoking. $650 month. Security deposit req. Call 203-238-7562

Heat & Hot Water Included Secure building. Off street Parking. Call 203-886-7016

WALLINGFORD -i 91 accessible. Split level. 3 full baths. 3 BRs. 2 car garage. Hardwood floors. Fireplace. Refs & Credit check. $1875/mo 203-265-5729


MERIDEN- 1BR $725/mo. Heat, HW & Electric incl. Private balcony, off st parking, laundry facilities, management & maintenance on site. Section 8. approved. No dogs. Cat w/deposit. For info 203-639-4868 MERIDEN- 2BR, 1st flr, w/appls. Excellent condition. Off st. parking. No pets. $900 + sec. & utils. (860) 663-1229 MERIDEN- 2BRs, 1 bath (w/Radiant heat floors), all remodeled, brand new appliances, 1 1/2 mos. security. Credit check. No pets. $850. Call (203) 265-5980 MERIDEN- 4BR, 1 bath, 2 LRs, fridge & stove, HW/heat included. $1200/mo. Call (203) 238-3311 MERIDEN- 5 rms, 3BRs, 2 full baths. Completely remodeled. Section 8 approved. $1150/mo. 2 mo. security deposit. Call (203) 634-6646

SOUTHINGTON 2BR 136 Center St, 2nd flr. April ‘09 Free. $850/month. No pets. RENTED! SOUTHINGTON- 1st flr, newly remodeled, 1-2BRs, w/d, c/a. Lg. deck, utils. included. Near 691 & 84. Avail. now (860) 680-1204 SOUTHINGTON- Rooms & apts now avail. Easy access to 84 & 691. Security & credit check required. For more details call Alex or Mat at 860-276-8208

SUMMER BROOK APTS Newly Remodeled 1BR - $700, 2 BR - $835 & $865, 3BR - $1025 Incl. heat, HW, off st parking Income Guidelines Apply Applications can be obtained at 35CC Darling St. Southington 860-621-1700 EHO Financed by CHFA Creative Management & Realty Co., Inc. WALLINGFORD - Curtis Ave. near Choate, 5 rooms, 2 Br., 1st floor, Appl., hardwood flrs, porch, w/d hookups, Gar, no pets, credit check. $1000 plus sec & utils. Call 203-265-9871/203-269-9755 WALLINGFORD 1 BR, stove & refrigerator. $750 per month. (203) 213-6175 or 203-3762160

MERIDEN- Luxury 2BR w/ moutain view, new everything, cherry fl, crown molding, island kit, new bathrm, off-st park, $895. Jonah 203-430-0340

WALLINGFORD 1BR, 2nd flr, stove & fridge, w/d in bsmt, $800 + utilities. No pets. Credit application. Call (203) 2840741

MERIDEN- Nice 1BR, 72 North First St., parking, appliances, $595. Credit, references. No pets. 203-238-1890

WALLINGFORD 2 BRs, 1 Bath. Big kitchen, Living Rm. No pets. No smoking. $850 & 1 month security. Call 203-5003884 or (203) 265-8016

MERIDEN-177 Foster St. Renovated, 1st fl, 2BR. $875. 2nd fl, 3/4BRs, W/D hkup. $1100. Sect 8 appr’d. Stove, refrig, micro, lg yd, off-st park. 203-634-3210

MERIDEN-60 Prospect St. 2nd Fl. 3BR apt. 1 off-street parking. W/D hookup. $850/mo. Sect 8 approved. 203-376-5599.

WALLINGFORD 2BR, 3rd flr, wall-to-wall carpet, W/D hookup, 2 off st. parking spaces. $800 + 2 mos sec. No pets. Avail 5/1. 203-213-3560 WALLINGFORD 2BR,2 bath, Convenient loc, Bright! New paint/carpet! All apliances W/D, Private Balcony. Heat & A/C inc $1250/mo! Call 203395-5886

APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD- 2BR 2nd flr, 50 Lee Ave. No smoking or pets. $800 per month. (203) 444-5722


WALLINGFORD- 3BR, 1st floor, w/d hookup off kitchen. No smoking, no dogs or cats. Electric hot water. $1100/mo. 33 So. Elm St. Stacey 203-265-2713 WALLINGFORD-Suhny spacious 2 BR 1st flr, appls, w/d in bsmt, porch, $1000 + util & sec. Off st parking. No smoking or pets. Good credit. Spacious 3rd flr, 4 rms, appls, $800 + util. Call Tom 203-889-1940 WEST MERIDEN (2) 3BR 1 BA (1 3rd floor and 1 1st floor) $775 and $1100 + utilities 917-887-4092 WON’T LAST!

OPEN HOUSE SAT & SUN 12-4 84 AVERY AVENUE, MERIDEN 2000SF Contemporary w/walkout bsmt. 3BRs, 2 1/2 baths, spacious kitc, open flr plan. Some amenities incl. granite counters, FP, 2 zone gas heat & C/A, hdwd flrs & jacuzzi. $299,900. 203-213-1219

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $695 & up - $750 & up. Also avail 2BR units $775-$795 203-269-5770

ROOMS FOR RENT HOUSES FOR SALE MERIDEN Clean safe 1st floor, furnished rm. Share kit & BA. $125/wkly. 1 wk sec req. Call 203-238-3369 leave message. 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. $130 per week plus security.

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

WLFD $199,900 A home with great bones! Updating needed, but much has been done. Newer mechanicals and windows, hardwood floors, 3 bedrooms, and full bath in lower level. 1 car garage. Linda 203265-5618

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

GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT WOW! CALL FOR THIS MONTH’S AMAZING MANAGER’S SPECIALS! Storage Space-Clean, well lit, fenced facility. 5’x10’-$58.29, 5’x15’-$68.89, 10’x10’-$94.33, 10’x15’-$116.59, 10’x20’$132.49, 10’x30’-$206.69. CALL (203) 250-1515 for details.

WLFD East side, desired location RR. 3BR, 2bath, private entrance in-law apt. New windows, 1 car garage, level private lot. Close to all 3 levels of schools, easy access to 91. $334,900 Al Criscuolo 203-2655618

YALESVILLE-Hartford Turnpike. Garage Bay for rent. 10ft overhead door, heat & running water avail. Call 203-641-4746


WALLINGFORD 2BR. Near center, quiet, nice yard, off street parking. Avail 5/9. Call 203745-7329

MERIDEN 1 unit avail at approx 1130sqft $1,000/mo w/o utils. Bathrm & storage rm. Near Gianni’s Restaurant. MBI 860347-6919

NO. HAVEN. 2 BR home for rent, w/d included. Avail immed. No smoking, no pets. Conv. location. $1100/mo. Contact Jeff Citak at 203-269-4663 ext 302. Re/Max Colony

WALLINGFORD Great Location, N. Main St. Near Choate area. 5 Remodeled Rms w/storage space. 2nd flr. New appliances. WD hookup. Off st. parking. No smoking. $1300/mo + 1 mo sec & refs. (203) 269-7671

MERIDEN Approx 900sqft, 5Rms + reception area & 2 baths, bsmt option extra. $1000/mo w/o utils. Near Gianni’s Restaurant. MBI 860-347-6919

PLAINVILLE 1BR units Starting at $515/month. One months security required. No pets. MBI 860-347-6919

WALLINGFORD- 1st flr, 2BRs, 5 rooms, stove & refrigerator. All utils included. $1200 + sec. (203) 949-9196

MERIDEN-Studio apt. Center of town. $450/mo + utils. 1BR, $575/mo +utils. No pets. Sec & refs. Call 203-982-3042


WALLINGFORD RT 5 - 1400 SF Office Space Parking lot/stop light/busy plaza. Negotiable terms. Free start-up rent. Make offer. (203)397-2009

MERIDEN Our builder will buy your home at fair market value if it qualifies for our program, when you buy one of his homes. You can also find other homes for sale on our website. Visit us at Galleria Real Estate 203-671-2223. MERIDEN- New construction on 1/3 Acre. 2,000 sq.ft. high efficiency home. 8 rooms featuring 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths with a 2 car garage. Starting at $329,900. Call P&M Custom Homes for more information at 203-238-3095.


Thursday, April 23, 2009 — The Plainville Citizen HOUSES FOR SALE


Adults Wanted! MERIDEN- Split Level home $269,500 ++ East side locale. 9+ rooms, 2200 sq. ft. w/i closet, 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, Liv w/FP; dining area, ctry kitch, 3 season sunrm, full bsmt, shop, play, office. Walk up attic, 2 car garage. .32 acre lot, treed, private. Sale by owner. 203-6343440

Come join our fast growing team of adult newspaper carriers for the Record-Journal! It's an excellent way to supplement your income during early morning hours without interfering with day jobs, family and other obligations. Looking for carriers in all areas, Meriden, Wallingford, Southington & Cheshire

Those interested should call 203-634-3933

$$$ Michelle Wininger Realtor/Residential Specialist Let me explain the new tax credit of up to $8,000 for first time buyers. This is NOT a loan, you pay nothing back on purchases from now to Nov 30th.





860-707-5389 Michelle@

REAL ESTATE WANTED CA$H FOR YOUR HOUSE We Buy Houses - AS-IS - Fast 860-589-4663



MERIDEN Updated & immaculate 3BR Ranch, East side w/lg sunrm, gar, fin LL, HW fls, remod EIK & bath, updated roof & siding, CAIR & more. $189,900. Kathy (203) 235-3300

MERIDEN Lovely top flr remodeled 2BR Ranch, East side, open flr plan, remod bath, master w/walk in closet & dressing area, CAIR, sliders to deck & pool. $99,000. Kathy (203) 235-3300

3BR, 1 bath Colonial Off st parking in Meriden For more info, go to: Homes R Us

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CLERICAL- Billing - Phone. Computer experience. Flexible hours. Call (203) 265-4268 CNC PROGRAMMERS MACHINIST with MILLING or LATHE experience. Please send resumes to

WALLINGFORD Marketplace works beyond a shadow of a doubt.

CALL CENTER, 7p-3a and overnight shift avail. Looking for Inbound, customer service friendly, sales reps. Please call Tactical Marketing Solutions 203-284-6040 Ext 1970.

Drivers/Owner Operators N.E. Regional/Haz mat 2 yrs. Exp., weekly pay Home weekends 100% fuel surcharge 888 477 0020 # 7 Pyle People Deliver

A Great Place to Start! $199,900. 3BR Ranch with many updates, including electrical, heating & windows. HW floors, full bath in unfinished lower level. 1 car garage.

Call Linda (203) 265-5618

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MIDDLETOWN Spacious 2BR 1.5 bath Townhouse in lovely Ridgely. Plenty of space plus a family room. Come see! $169,900. Brian Miller 203-2655618

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL PROP. MERIDEN- For sale by owner. Commercial property. 4 1BR units - fully rented, plus restaurant - currently vacant but fully equipped. New roof, new electricity. 133 Hanover St. $325,000. (203) 912-9045

DRIVERS: School Bus. $12.88/hr! P/T. CDL w/P/S End. 990 Northrop Rd. Wallingford, CT. 866-568-1683 FT Position in screening dept. Must be able to stand for long periods of time, be punctual and have good work skills & history. No exp. nec., just willingness to work. Call 203-699-9805 between 8am & noon Monday. GENERAL

GRAND OPENING!! $1000 Sign-on bonus after 30 days of FT work All depts. hiring International co. operates Full Co. Training FT & PT work available. Cust Srv★Sales Srv★Packing

$450-525/WK! Call Today! Start Tomorrow!

866-271-9064 LOST Or Found. The RecordJournal will run your lost or found ad FREE in our Marketplace Section! Call 203238-1953 for details.

HAIRSTYLISTS - PT/FT For Cheshire Salon. Benefits plus health. Danni 860-983-9471 or 1-800-216-5979


HUMAN SERVICES Program Instructors FT/PT/ Subs to provide supports to adults w/dev. disabilities in Meriden, Wlfd, New Haven. Prev Human Service exp req. Visit our website Send resume to: Fax: 203-269-1980 Mail: ACORD, Inc. 8 Fairfield Blvd Wlfd, CT 06492 or call for application. 203-269-3599 EOE

MYSTERY SHOPPERS Earn Up to $100/day! Undercover shoppers needed to judge retail & dining estab. Exp not req’d. 1-800-378-2859 MYSTERY Shoppers Needed. Earn up to $150 per day. Undercover Shoppers needed to Judge Retail & Dining Establishments Exp Not Required. Call Now 1-877-218-6211 PREP COOK FT for private school cafetria. Must be able to pass drug test and background check. Experience preferred. Call (203) 439-7253 for interview. PT HELP NEEDED Weekends and evenings. Typing required. Please call Joanne from 8am-3pm (860) 747-6173 SALESPERSON For floor covering and home improvement store at 854 South Main St, Plantsville. Must have min. 2 yrs exp. Commission based. Call (860) 621-3858

The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, April 23, 2009 HELP WANTED

TEACHING POSITIONS Wallingford Public Schools is seeking CT certified candidates for the following 2009/10 teaching positions:

Middle School Level: Special Education

Systemwide: Special Education Department Head (middle/high school level). Visit our website @ for an application and mail ASAP to: Mr. Dale Wilson Personnel Office Wallingford Public Schools 142 Hope Hill Road Wallingford, CT 06492 or fax to (203) 949-6551

CAREER TRAINING & SCHOOLS ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. Medical, Business, Paralegal, Computers, Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. Call 800-4880386

Apply at SSC, 201 Ann (Uccello) Street, 2nd Fl, Hartford, CT 06103. Must be18+, clear police & driving records, valid DL, reliable trans., & HSD/GED. Call 860-251-6717 EOE TOWN FAIR TIRE Has part time Tire Changer positions available. Must have valid driver’s license. Apply in person at 994 North Colony Rd Wallingford. WAITSTAFF & COOKS WANTED For new restaurant opening. Minimum 3 yrs exp. Must have reliable transportation. FT/PT. Contact Jim (860) 505-8320

Gaylord- Connecticut’s premier long-term acute care hospital specializing in medically complex patient care, rehabilitation and sleep medicine-seeks a nursing supervisor to join its multidisciplinary, collaborative patient care team. The incumbent will provide clinical supervision of patient assessment and care, evaluate nursing activities to ensure quality patient care, and participate in training. This position will assume the Hospital Administrator role on the night shift. Requirements include current CT licensure, Associates degree; BSN preferred, and minimally 4 years acute care and supervisory experience. CRRN or Med/Surg certification within 2.5 years of start, ACLS completion within 6 months. Consider Gaylord Hospital where your strong clinical skills are valued, where average patient LOS is 25 days, and where a competitive salary and benefit package is offered. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please fax resumes to: 203-284-2733;

Email to: or mail to

(203) 238-1953 or 1-800-228-6915 x2393

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

203-494-1526 One Man’s Junk


REMOVAL. Free est. Call Ed. DEBRIS removal of anykind. Demolition sheds, pools, etc. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430 JUNK REMOVAL & MORE We clean Estates, house, office, attic, cellar, gar, yd. Spring C/U. 860-575-8218/203-535-9817


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Call 24 Hours-a-Day 7 Days-a-Week

A TO Z REMOVAL Free estimates. Garages, attics, basements, brush, pools, decks, etc. Sr. discounts. 203-238-0106


BICO FENCE - All types of quality fencing & repairs available. Professional installations. 20 years exp. Lic’d & ins’d. 203715-0567. CT Reg# 616240 MORGAN Fence Co. Installation & Repair. No job to small! Owner operated. #HIC-623033 Call 203-886-8029 CORNERSTONE FENCE & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203-237-GATE CT Reg #601060


HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA!! Fast, Affordable, Accredited. FREE Brochure. Call NOW! 1-888-532-6546 ext 96

Operators are ready to take your ad now


Nursing Supervisor, Night Shift

High School Level: Mathematics Department Head

Summer Security Work Starting $10/hr Get paid to work outside in summer attire! SSC is recruiting for several temporary summer positions. Positions are F/T 1st, & 2nd shifts in the Prospect area. Must be available W/D & W/E.


Elementary Level: Special Education

To coordinate and supervise health services in group homes & day sites. F/T, 30 hrs/wk. Exc. benefits, flex. schedule, mileage, M-F w/w, low stress, team approach. DDS/MR exp. preferred. Phone: 203-294-6175 for appl. Fax Res. to 203-269-1980 Email to: Visit our website: ACORD, Inc. is an E.O.E.

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


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

Addt’s, decks, Rec rms, kits, baths. 41 yrs exp 203-639-8389 CT #573358

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Massage Therapist

Computer Network Management


• Professional Fitness Trainer

COMPUTER SERVICES COMPUTER PROBLEMS? Upgrades, installs, repairs & viruses fixed at your home. DMT Computer Services. 203599-1097. After 5 - 860-424-1177


Health Claims Specialist



Southington 35 N. Main St.


800-959-7599 Branford 1 Summit Pl.

Windsor 995 Day Hill Rd.

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

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

DOW GUTTERS Seamless gutters/leaders. 13 colors. Free estimates. Ct #612964 Steve 860 426-0045


Call or Click for more info!


DECKS MATTSON Home Improvement Affordable, quality decks. Free estimates. Insured. CT Reg 581924. (203) 631-7459

Convenient Day and Evening Programs Career Placement Assistance Financial aid available to those who qualify Sales/ Service. Reg # 565116 203-630-1058 or 860-349-3372

CT Reg #564042

Green Planet Remodeling

Medical Assistant



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



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

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

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


Thursday, April 23, 2009 — The Plainville Citizen


DON’T Sweat It this Summer! Call Duane, Plumbing, heating & cooling. Quality work. Low rates. 203-3798944 Lic. #0389224.


LANDSCAPING JG LANDSCAPING LLC CT Reg # 580999. Services: Patios, Stone Walls, Spring Clean Ups. 203-265-5227 A KYLE LANDSCAPING Affordable lawn care in Meriden/ Wlfd. Lic & ins. CT Reg #622733. Call for est (860) 637-7294


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

PAVING SPRING IS HERE! - The grass is riz - I wonder how your driveway is? Call for free estimate.

LaRosa Construction Co. Inc. (203) 237-5409 CT Reg #503554


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

Gonzalez Construction



CENTRAL CT OVERHEAD DOOR Sales/ Service. Reg # 565116 203-630-1058 or 860-349-3372



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



MATT D. Lawn Mowing. Affordable, dependable. 15 years experience. Will beat any quote. (860) 302-0990

HOME IMPROVEMENT Free est. Quality. Insured. CT Reg 581924. (203) 631-7459 E & D HOME ImprovementsComplete home services. Electric, plumbing, kitchens, baths, etc. (203) 376-7532 CT Reg# 616307. VINCENZO D’ONOFRIO BATHROOM Remodeling, Concrete, Carpentry, Tile, Painting, Patio & Sidewalk Paving. CT Reg. #559333. (860) 628-2236

HOUSE CLEANING TRUSTWORTHY and Professional Housecleaners Great rates, free est. Refs . Call Agnes (860) 632-7174 or 860-518-5357

JUNK REMOVAL COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL Clean Outs. Free estimates. Affordable rates. Call 203-715-2301



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


BIG GREEN LANDSCAPING Spring Cleanup, Lawn Care, Hedge Trimming. Great pricing on seasonal or year contract. CT#619909 Call 203-715-2301 ALLEGRO PROFESSIONAL SERVICES LLC. Specializing in sm. lawn maintenance, property clearing & seasonal clean-up. Full landscaping services including design & installation. Retaining walls & patios, stone/paver walkways, driveways, mulching & excavating #0965092. 203-687-1347 Silver City Landscaping LLC Lawn Mowing/Spring Clean-up Lawn Power Seeding/Mulch Reliable Service 20yrs exp 203-537-8106 CT Reg# 622655 GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Spring clean-up. Quick, courteous service. All calls returned. Lic ins. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430 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 JOE’S LAWN CARE, LLC Spring clean up, mowing, mulching, landscape work & irrigation service. 203-631-7444 Licensed, fully insured. #563805 BILL RUDOLPH Landscaping Paver walkways & patios, retaining walls, landscape design, water features, planter bed renovations, drainage work backhoe work. Est 1972. Free est. #563661 (203) 237-9577

INTEGRATED LAWN & LAND SERVICES, LLC April Special! Free power washing with a full service lawn maintenace program 203-537-7060 CT #615483

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

JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Spring clean-ups. Full lawn maintenance. Comm. & Res. Top quality work. Ins., Free est. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311

Quality Landscaping, LLC Spring Clean-ups, mowing, landscaping, stone work. WWW.QLSLLC.COM CT Reg #620306 Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118

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

ACE PROPERTIES MGT. Estate Services, Property Maintenance, Lawn Service, Attic, Basement & Garage Cleanout. Gardens Roto-Tilled. Free est. Fully insured. (203) 440-4280 ALLEGRO PROFESSIONAL SERVICES LLC. Specializing in sm. lawn maintenance, property clearing & seasonal clean-up. Full landscaping services including design & installation. Retaining walls & patios, stone/paver walkways, driveways, mulching & excavating. #0965092. 203-687-1347 GARDEN TILLING Insured. CT Reg#0603313 Call Kurt 203-376-7324 ROTOTILLING Garden Bill with Troy Built, no garden too small. 203-294-1160 ROTOTILLING It’s time to prep your garden! Steve 203-265-5998


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

Gonzalez Construction


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

203-639-0032 CARABETTA’S GRADER SERVICE Sweeping Division For All Your Commercial Sweeping Needs. 203-214-6247 or 860-306-9970


Fully license/insured. CT Reg# 577319

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

203-237-4124 an LLC co

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

DAN - The Painter Man. Great work - best prices. CT Reg #0678307. Insured. (203) 376-8023

A-1 QUALITY PAINTING Specializing in Wood/Aluminum siding. Low rates. Reg#533474. Call Dennis 203-630-0008 MIRKEL PAINTING Int./Ext. Popcorn ceilings. Rms from $75. Exteriors from $899. CT Reg #569864. Ed 203-824-0446

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


DON’T Flush money down the drain, call Duane Plumbing, heating. Quality work, low rates Major credit cards accptd. 203379-8944 lic. #283401 #389224

WE BEAT ANY QUOTE! Siding, windows, gutters, carpentry. 41yrs exp. (203) 639-8389 CT #573358

$1000 Off Your Lowest Estimate. 203-284-0137


Reg #558927


KATIE’S 203-284-0137 INTEGRATED LAWN & LAND SERVICES, LLC APRIL SPECIAL! Free power washing with a full service lawn maintenace program 203-537-7060 CT #615483

A-1 Quality Powerwashing HOT WATER, LOW RATES Call Dennis 203-630-0008

POWER WASHING IS Spring cleaning on the outside. FREE ESTIMATES. Call Kevin 203-440-3279 POWERWASHING Spring Clean-up. Houses, RV’s, boats, etc. We clean it all! CT Reg# 616391. Call 203-235-7916

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

TREE Cutting, stump grinding, wood chipping, bucket work. Fully ins’d & free estimates. Call anytime. 860-628-8830

CT Reg. #516790


ROOFING APOLLO PAINTING Int/Ext, Popcorn Ceilings, Powerwashing. Call Mike 203-974-2097 or 860-347-1355 CT# 613892


PLUMBING & Piping Contractor Specializing in small jobs. Capable of doing new & large jobs. Lic# 204060. John 203-284-9744 or 203-500-5224 cell.

JOHN Biafore and Son Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. In business over 50 yrs. CT# 549071 (203) 537-3572


Fully licensed/insured. CT Reg.# 577319

IN BUSINESS 28 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Srv. Free Est. Fully insured. 203-294-1775


JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 25 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498

BILL RUDOLPH Landscaping paver walkways, patios, retaining wall. Free estimates. #563661 . Call 203-237-9577



ALL Types pool & spa serv. Complete service on pools & spas, above and inground liner replacement. Lic & ins. CT Reg 622885. Call (203) 537-9188


Reg #558927

SERVICES OFFERED SANDBLASTING We come to you. Snowplows, trailers, truck bodies, etc. Reasonable prices. Bill Coleman. 203-715-0567. CT Reg# 616240 CARABETTA’S GRADER SERVICE Sweeping Division For All Your Commercial Sweeping Needs. 203-214-6247 or 860-306-9970

OFFICE Cleaning All your cleaning needs also provide floor refinishing and carpet cleaning Fully insured. I guarantee your satisfaction! Family owned. Upfront pricing.Jeff Ross 860919-7562 Owner Reliable, Office, Service, Specialist

BEAUTIFUL FARM FRESH Screened Top Soil. Picked up or delivered. No minimum. Cariati Developers, Inc. 860-681-3991 HAZELWOOD EXCAVATING Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.

203-269-0135 TREE SERVICES YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159 STUMP Grinding, tree removal. Spring Clean-up. Free est. CT Reg# 616391. 203-440-3142 GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430

This newspaper makes every effort to avoid errors in advertisements. Each ad is carefully checked and proofread, but when you handle thousands of ads, mistakes do slip through. We ask therefore, that you check your ad on the FIRST day of publication. If you find an error, report it to the

Marketplace IMMEDIATELY by calling

203-238-1953 before 5pm Mon-Fri We regret that we will not be responsible for more than ONE incorrect insertion and only for that portion of the ad that may have been rendered valueless by such an error.


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, April 23, 2009


We Welcome You To Dine In Our

Newly Renovated Restaurant Serving Italian Cuisine Appetizers • Salads • Pasta • Chicken • Veal • Seafood • Grinders • Pizza • Calzones

Enjoy One of Our Delicious Meals - Fresh Made To Order

New Dining Room

17 Whiting St., Plainville 747-3500 or 747-1700 Also

visit our other locations in Middletown, Old Saybrook & Westbrook Yes, We Offer Free Delivery

Chef Mike with Chicken Pesto Pizza

17 Whiting St., Plainville

17 Whiting St., Plainville

17 Whiting St., Plainville

747-3500 or 747-1700

747-3500 or 747-1700

747-3500 or 747-1700




10 OFF

Any Purchase of $30 or More

Any Purchase of $50 or More

Dine-in Only/Plainville Location Cannot be combined. Exp. 6/30/09.

Dine-in Only/Plainville Location Cannot be combined. Exp. 6/30/09.

Buy 2 Pizzas (Small or Large)

Get 1 Free 2 Liter Soda Take Out Only/Plainville Location Cannot be combined. Exp. 6/30/09.

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