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Volume 11, Number 45

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

‘Busy’ Election Day in Plainville By Crystal Maldonado The Plainville Citizen

By 9 a.m., poll moderator Domenic Main said Wheeler Elementary School had already seen an influx of voters. “We’ve had about 400 already,” he said. “I suspect it’ll continue this way until about 5 o’clock.” Across Plainville, as residents shuffled in and out of polling places, usually leaving with an “I Voted Today” sticker on their shirt or coat, signs pointed to a busy day. The previous day, Nov. 5, Plainville’s registrars of voters estimated that it would be. “I expect a big turnout,” Beth Gasparini, Republican registrar, said. “And, because of the debacle in Bridgeport last year, we ordered almost 100 percent of the ballots. The last thing we want is for people to say they aren’t able to vote.” Registrar employees agreed that presidential election years draw a bigger crowd to the polls than usual. “It’s practically double,” Jean Lombardo, Democratic registrar, said. “It’s been moving along pretty good. We’ve gotten about 100 people an hour for the first

three hours,” Bill Chartier, poll moderator at Toffolon Elementary School, said. “I kind of feel it’ll be that way all day. The flow is always greater during presidential elections.” As of Nov. 5, 10,729 Plainville residents had registered to vote, with 3,901 registered as Democrats; 2,160 registered at Republican; 4,659 as unaffiliated; and 9 as other. It was approximately a 1 percent increase from the 2008 election, when 10,536 individuals were registered to vote, and an even bigger jump from later September 2012, when only 10,346 were registered. Throughout the day Nov. 6, volunteers at each polling station held political signs, while some of the candidates even made an appearance. Democrat Betty Boukus, who was running for state representative, started at Linden Street School, while Scott Saunders, her Republican opponent, arrived at Our Lady of Mercy Parish Center at 6 a.m. “We’ve been working so hard,” said Saunders, who was feeling “good” and “excited” about the election. “Traffic has been, by my interpretation, very heavy, which I think is

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Toffolon Elementary School, one of four polling places in Plainville, encouraged everyone to vote - for books. Election Day saw busy polls throughout Plainville, at Toffolon, Our Lady of Mercy Parish Center, Linden Street School and Wheeler Elementary School. See Election, page 6

Homecoming hoopla Plainville High had its homecoming football game Nov. 2, against Rockville. Homecoming court couples graced Alumni Field for the event, including Emma Carpenter, homecoming queen; Michael Costantini, homecoming king; Erica Mikulak and Kyle Daddabbo, first attendants; Matthew Thomas and AmPhoto by Matt Leidemer ber Watts, second This year’s Plainville High School homecoming court. attendants; Marc DeMartinis and Carly Martino, third attendants; and Chad Welz and Kyleigh Panetta, fourth attendants. Cardboard cutouts of Carpenter and Panetta were used because the students were doing charity work in Honduras. The cutouts made by Sarah Wiszniak with the help of PHS communications teacher David Gaignard.

Food pantry aims to provide abundant Thanksgiving for all By Crystal Maldonado The Plainville Citizen Plainville Community Food Pantry members want everyone to have a happy Thanksgiving. That’s why the organization will provide Thanksgiving baskets for those in need. Last year, 119 families were served. This year, Plainville Community Food Pantry Executive Director Susie Woerz estimates the number may be higher, around 125. “We’re picking up families as we speak,” she said. “If anybody thinks that they may be eligible, they can

come up and get an application. I’ll be taking applications right up until Thanksgiving, even till the day before Thanksgiving, before we close.” Each basket provides everything needed to cook the holiday meal – turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, potatoes, vegetables and sometimes even a soup or dessert. Most come with the same amount of food, even if it’s just a family of one, so that there may be leftovers. “It can feed a family up to however many are in the

See Pantry, page 5


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, November 8, 2012

‘Constant’ stream of residents registered to vote By Crystal Maldonado The Plainville Citizen

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months was “constant,” said Gasparini. From late September to early November alone, more than 350 residents registered. “We really did get quite a few more registering to vote than normal because it’s a presidential election year,” Gasparini said. As many as 10 people would stop by to register daily. “We get quite a few every

day,” Lombardo said. The busiest day, however, was the final day for in-person registration, with nearly 50 citizens dropping by the office. Initially, that final registration date was scheduled for Oct. 30. Because of Hurricane Sandy, Gov. Dannel Malloy issued an extension to Nov. 1. Abram said she expected the office to be busy Nov. 6 as well. Residents who weren’t

registered to vote, but who wanted to vote for the president, would stop by. “They want to vote for the

president, but they don’t really care about the other candidates,” Abram said. Gasparini estimated they get around 100 or so residents who come in for that purpose. “Last time, there were lines,” she said. So how did the women of the registrar’s office prepare for Election Day? “Drink!” Gasparini said with a laugh.

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“It’s been insane,” Sue Abram, deputy Democratic registrar, said the morning before Election Day. Wearing a silver brooch that read “vote,” Abram and her co-workers – Beth Gasparini, Republican registrar; Jean D. Lombardo, Democratic registrar; and Jo Rosinski, deputy Republican registrar – were gearing up for the 2012 Presidential Election. Outside the office, four pumpkins, each with a letter to spell out the word “vote,” offered residents a reminder to get to the polls. With just a day to spare until Election Day, the registrar’s office was already bustling at 8:30 a.m. “People have been popping in all morning,” Gasparini said. “They ask questions, some ask if they’re registered. Many don’t realize they already are.” The stream of people in town who were coming in to register over the last few

Plainville saw a busy election day, with volunteers outside of each polling station rooting for their candidates.

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Here are The Plainville Citizen poll results from last week. We asked: Do you know who you’re going to vote for in the upcoming election? Yes 73% No 7% I’m not sure 13% I’m not voting/can’t vote 7% This week’s poll question asks: When are you most likely to volunteer?

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Adventures with Obi

Happy “Howl”-o-ween (and howl he sure did) By Crystal Maldonado The Plainville Citizen

I’d been thinking about Halloween for weeks before it had arrived. In stores, I was drawn to all of the pint-sized costumes that might fit Obi. (Bill and I ended up with five – baseball jersey, Batman cape, hotdog, lion and socks that made him look like a monster. I will take full responsibility for being unable to resist small clothing.) We had costumes to match what would be Obi’s official costume, a Cowardly Lion suit – I was to be Dorothy Gale, while Bill would be the Scarecrow, all from “The Wizard of Oz.” I had the gingham dress and bow; Bill had the straw hat and triangle nose. Obi had the little red bow on his lion tail a la the film. The three of us did an im-

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From left, me, Obi and Bill as loose interpretations of of “The Wizards of Oz.” I was Dorothy, Obi was the Cowardly Lion and Bill was the Scarecrow. promptu photo shoot in which we tried to get at least one photo where our costumes were showing and we

were all looking at the camera and didn’t look miserable. (Ugh.) Our apartment was decorated. An orange bucket beside the door was filled with candy in preparation for the kids who’d be ringing our doorbell. We even bought a tiny pumpkin that we made Obi pose for a photo with. (No small feat. Do you know how difficult it can be to get your dog to sit still when you want him to? Sure enough, minutes later, when you’re not trying to take a photo, though, he’ll zonk out on the couch and refuse to move until it’s bedtime.) The point is: we were ready. So ready for Halloween. So ready to pass out candy and hear “trick or treat” a hundred times and admire all the costumes. Only that’s not exactly

what happened. You see, we thought we had planned for everything. We were wrong. Because once that doorbell rang, all bets were off – Obi was howling and barking at the door like there was a tasty steak on the other side just waiting to be chomped on.

He’d never bite, of course, and it’s cute how ferocious he thinks he is when he actually weighs less than a Thanksgiving turkey – but kids are looking for treats, not tricks. Most just wanted to have the adults on the oth-

See Obi, page 14

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The days of horse-drawn delivery service By Ruth Sharp Hummel Special to The Citizen

In the golden age of horses, everything was delivered to your door by four footed power. Bakery, milk, oil, groceries and firewood – you name it. In Plainville, people remember (or perhaps remember their parents talking about) these convenient connivances. A man named “Pop Diters” lived at the corner of

Canal and Broad, and was a great photographer, as well as a gentleman with a good eye for the passing scene. He took a marvelous series of photos of horse-drawn delivery wagons, the horses and the drivers. They are all in front of his house, or at least very close by. The Plainville Historical Society is fortunate to have two of his shots of a horse drawn funeral, showing the hearse and closed carriages. It must have been bitter cold, as the drivers are wait-

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ing outside the old Catholic church (Diters’ house is in the background) huddled up and looking cold, slapping their arms. I guess one of my favorites is a picture of milkman George P. Hart delivering his product. Again, he is in front of Diters home. There is a story about Mr. Hart and his strange nickname of “Pigtail.” This hard working gent belonged to a group of friends who loved to play practical jokes. When one autumn, one of them slaughtered a hog, they nailed its tail to the back of his milk wagon. For some time he wondered why folks snickered when they saw him drive by. It took a while before he discovered the reason. Today’s photo is from the author’s post card collection and was taken about 1912. Rogers Bakery delivered to all of the surrounding towns by horse, year round. In winter, the familiar green wagons were taken off their wheels and put on runners and the horse was shod with winter shoes and so the flow of delicious products continued. They set out before day-

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In 1905, evidence of the use of horses was seen in watering troughs like this one on the center of town. Others were at the intersection of Washington and West Main streets. light, side lanterns lit, and returned after dark. The bakery horses were kept in a barn in back of the original bakery, which was taken down quite some time ago. These horses also pulled the early fire equipment. One of the Rogers Bakery wagons lives on at the Plainville Historical Society. Hirds grocery store team on Central Square drove to the outlying areas one day a week and took orders. A couple of days later the horse

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and delivery wagon made the same trip delivering orders. When telephones became more numerous, the “ordering” trip was discontinued and when they bought their delivery “liners” the horse and delivery wagon were retired. The Plainville Lumber and Coal Company previously known as the Pierce Lumber and Coal, on Pierce Street delivered their products by horse-drawn wagon and huge winter sleds, especially for the coal. As late as 1970 some folks in town remembered the great horses the lumber and coal compa-



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Bowlathon benefits PARC People of all ages – whether they bowl or not - are invited to support the Saturday, Nov. 17 bowlathon to benefit PARC, Family-Centered Services for People with Developmental Disabilities. The fundraiser will be held 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Laurel Lanes, 136 New Britain Ave., Plainville. The bowler fee includes three games, shoes (if needed), T-shirt, hot dog and beverage. Individual bowlers will be placed on a team. There are additional ways to support this event including, entering a team, sponsoring another bowler, being an event sponsor or making an online donation. “We give thanks to our supporters. For more than 50 years PARC has been making a difference in the lives of its clients and their families. Please continue to help our mission by becoming an event sponsor,” said Frank G. Robinson Sr., president of the PARC Board of Directors. Business sponsors will be highlighted on the bowlathon Tshirts. For a bowling registration form, to become a business sponsor or for more information, visit the website; contact PARC’s office at (860) 7470316; e-mail; or call Robinson, at (860) 747-2918 or (860) 803-7389. Checks can be made payable to PARC, Inc., Plainville, and dropped off or sent to the organization at 28 E. Maple St., Plainville, CT 06062. Submitted by PARC

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household. We may pack a larger household with more food,” Woerz said. “We try to accommodate for each family.” Distributions will be given out in bulk the Saturday before Thanksgiving, Nov. 17. In 2011, 30 volunteers helped families get their food for the holiday. But the pantry wouldn’t be able to create the baskets without a little help. “There are a lot of individuals and companies who are helping us with the holiday baskets, which is awesome because it takes the strain from our budget,” Woerz

Fill the Truck, which has been going on for years, will be extended from its normal four-day drive to five due to an increased demand this year. From Friday, Nov. 16, through Tuesday, Nov. 20, volunteers will be stationed outside Gnazzo’s Food Center on East Street to collect donations. “The need is so much greater,” Woerz said. “What’s really sad this year is we’re not only seeing donors become clients, but now volunteers are becoming clients.” In addition, those who might have had unemployment before may not now be-

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said. Although food and monetary donations regularly stream in to the Plainville Community Food Pantry (indicative of the generous spirit of town members, Woerz said), the demand for food is up. Way up. “This is my 24th year with the pantry and – I know I’ve said that I’ve never seen it this bad – but it’s very difficult. Our jobs here are more difficult because we’re seeing the increase in demand,” Woerz said. Food drives like Fill the Truck, organized by Disciples of Jesus Christ at Plainville United Methodist Church, contribute to the baskets.

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The New Britain Youth Theater Teen Company will perform William Shakespeare’s Macbeth Nov. 16, 17 and 18 at Trinity-on-Main Performance Center in downtown New Britain. As directed by NBYT Artistic Director David B. Sousa, the production is set in a modern yet third-world Scotland. Macbeth is the second full production of the NBYT Teen Company, a program in which teens may become involved in choosing, producing and promoting their own theater. Macbeth will be performed at Trinity-on-Main Performance Center, located at 69 Main St. in New Britain. Performances are Friday, November 16, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, November 17, at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, November 18, at 2 p.m. There is a fee to attend. Tickets may be purchased by calling New Britain Youth Theater at (860) 515-8115 or visiting

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Middle School sixth graders participated in group activities to coincide with their reading project. On Oct. 19, the Middle School of Plainville sixth graders participated in “Diary of A Wimpy Kid Day.” The day featured interdisciplinary activities focusing on transitioning to the middle school. The theme of the activities, led by sixth graders teachers and school counselors, were derived from the movie and book series “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” Interactive lessons focused on bullying, identifying personal values, fairness, and being left out.

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But Boukus said she was feeling “exuberant.” “I love this! The people are so good,” she said. “It’s always the people’s choice, and the people are coming, even in the cold.” If she wins, the first thing she’ll do is “give my husband a big kiss. He’s been so supportive.” According to poll moderators, the mood of voters seemed high. “We tell them ‘thank you for voting’ and they smile and say, ‘thank you, thank you,” Main said. “It’s nice.” “Everyone’s spirit is tremendous,” Chartier said. “I told all my people to keep everyone happy.” At the end of the day, Chartier said, “I’ll be tired. We got started at 5, so by the time we’re done here – counting and all – I’ll be ready for bed.”


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great. We want people to get out and vote.” Although Saunders said he doesn’t drink, if he won, he did plan to celebrate. “I have relatives across the country, so I’ll be calling them. I want to do some celebrating but I want to get to work right away. I’m very eager,” he said. “I took tomorrow off work, so either way, I’ll get some much-needed sleep.” Saunders’ wife, Andrea, chairperson for the Board of Education in Plainville, was stationed at Toffolon with several Jason Welch supporters. (Welch, a Republican, was running for state senate against Democrat Dave Roche.) “Besides freezing, I’m kind of neutral. I absolutely want Scott to win, but we haven’t

paid attention to polls, so it’s hard to know. I just hope that everyone heard his message,” she said. Once polls closed, what was her idea of what they might do? “We’ll be at headquarters at 8 p.m., we’ll have a spreadsheet and look at the numbers and, hopefully, have a big celebration,” she said. At Linden, Boukus rallied with her cousin, Ermine Castiola, of Terryville, and two supporters, Todd Cello and his son, Connor Cello, both of Plainville. Wearing a red, white and blue scarf, Boukus waved at supporters from the street and said, “Good morning! Vote B for Boukus!” The elder Cello said it seemed that the voter turnout was high. “It’s been steady,” Castiola agreed. “It’s been cold,” Cello’s son said with a grin.

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Cancer center to open in New Britain Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and other state and local dignitaries joined Hospital of Central Connecticut and Hartford HealthCare leaders Oct. 24 to break ground on a $40 million state-of-the-art cancer center in New Britain. The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s new cancer center will consolidate outpatient services in one convenient location and allow for future expansion of cancer care. The nearly 70,000square-foot center will be built on over nine acres on the New Britain/Plainville line. Noting that some of his family members have had cancer, Malloy cited the importance of providing care close to home for patients. He also emphasized the positive economic impact of the new cancer center. “This will be a treatment center, but will also be an

employment center,” he said. Blumenthal said the new center will “give the state of Connecticut a beacon of hope and caring that will be a model for the United States of America.” The cancer center will offer centralized care that will encompass all outpatient areas of cancer care — treatment, detection, prevention, support and research. The Tomasso Group is building the cancer center; completion date is to be determined. Participants, pictured, were: State Rep. Betty Boukus; state Sen. Terry Gerratana; Neal Goldberg, M.D., HOCC; Barbara Fallon, M.D., HOCC; Robert Lee, Plainville town manager; Clarence Silvia, HOCC president and CEO; Elliot Joseph, Hartford HealthCare president and CEO; Steven Hanks, M.D., executive vice president, HOCC;

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State, local and hospital leaders “broke ground” Oct. 24 on The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s new cancer center in New Britain. state Sen. Donald DeFronzo; Gov. Dannel P. Malloy; U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal; Timothy O’Brien, New Britain mayor; Michael Tomasso, principal, The Tomasso Group; Peter Byeff, M.D., HOCC; James Massi, M.D., HOCC; John Dillaway, HOCC board

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Local student featured in book Jamal Wynn, of Plainville, will be one of 11 Tunxis Community College graphic design students to have their artwork featured in “The Adobe Illustrator CS6 WOW! Book,” a source book by by Sharon Steuer. The guide is intended for graphic design instructors, students, graphic designers and professional illustrators. The students’ graphic illustrations of organic forms, created in Tunxis professor Stephen Klema’s “Digital Illustration” class in spring 2012, are featured in Chapter 4 of the book, entitled “Expressive Strokes.” For more information on Tunxis, call (860) 255-3500, or visit the website at Tunxis Community College is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177 in Farmington. Submitted by Tunxis Community College

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Jayden Polito, 20 months old, was Elmo from “Sesame Street.”

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Clovy Robinson celebrated Halloween as a raccoon.

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New Life Fellowship Church, 1 Northwest Drive, is having a concert by Singer/Songwriter Darrell Evans, on Sunday, Nov. 11. He has written and performed many songs, such as “Trading My Sorrows” and “Let the River Flow.” Doors open at 5 p.m. and the concert starts at 6 p.m. The concert is free and a free will offering will be taken. People that are attending the concert are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the Plainville Community Food Pantry.

The Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill, is having a Sleigh Bells Craft Fair on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To receive an application, call the church office at (860) 747-2328 or Donna Burns at (860) 747-1262. Questions should be directed to Donna Burns.

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Thanksgiving program A Thanksgiving program is scheduled at Plainville Seventh Day Adventist Church, 97 Broad St., Saturday, Nov. 17, 5:30 p.m. Come for an evening filled with gratitude from the heart, where everyone can participate. This event is open to the public. Refreshments will be served after the program.

Holiday country fair Grace Lutheran Church, 222 Farmington Ave., is having its annual Holiday Country Fair on Friday, Nov. 9, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair includes many holiday fall and Christmas

The Plainville Citizen Thursday, November 8, 2012 crafts, the country store, bake sale, tea-cup raffles, food and Swedish coffee rolls (on Saturday). Free Admission.

tic treasures, books, plants, homemade apple pies, handcrafted wooden ornaments, lunch and more. For information, call (860) 620-4166.

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On Saturday, Nov. 3, The Holy Trinity Polish National Catholic Church, 200 Summer St., will host a Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the church hall. The bazaar features a Polish kitchen, bake sale, crafters, prize drawings and a Christmas tree grab bag. Handmade pierogi will be available by the dozen.

Craft fair Christmas Boutique & Craft Fair will be held at Our Lady of Mercy, 19 S. Canal St., Friday, Nov. 9, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Arts and crafts, bake sale, holiday café. There is an admission fee.

Holiday fair Gloria Dei’s Holiday Fair, 355 Camp St., Bristol, is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fair will feature crafts, handmade quilts, baked goods, at-

The St. Gregory Christmas Craft Fair at St. Gregory CCD Center, 1043 Stafford Ave., Bristol, will be held Saturday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be 39 vendors, basket raffle, breakfast and lunch served each day. Santa will visit for pictures. There is no admission charge. For information, contact Ginny DeLuzio at (860) 5848050.

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The Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill, is having their annual Sleigh Bells Craft Fair on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Refreshments and lunch will be available during the fair. For more information, call the church office at (860) 747-2328.

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Obituaries Margaret Orzechowski

Juan Polanco

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Bruno, Rachel and Erica Bruno, Brady and Madison Mendoza, and Riley and Ryan Lackey; along with nieces, nephews and other extended family in Poland. She was predeceased by her three brothers and her grandson, David Michael Bruno. The funeral was held Nov. 3 at Bailey Funeral Home, 48 Broad St., Plainville. A Mass of Christian burial followed at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Plainville. Committal services followed at St. Joseph Cemetery in Plainville. In lieu of flowers, Marta may be remembered with contributions to The Plainville Housing Authority Resident Activity Fund, 20 Stillwell Drive, Plainville, CT 06062. For online expressions of sympathy, visit www.Bailey-FuneralHome .com.

Marta Szach Marta (Alchimowicz) Szach, 89, of P l a i nv i l l e, passed away sur rounded by her family Oct. 31, 2012. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter, in 1970. Marta was one of four children, born and raised in Poland. She immigrated to the United States in 1953, to provide more opportunities for her children. A devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Marta centered her life around her family, leaving them with many cherished memories. She is survived by her four children, Danuta Lysy and her husband, Stan, of Massachusetts, Sophie Bruno and her husband, Stephen, of Plainville, Gregory Szach, of Plainville, and Andrew Szach, of California; seven grandchildren, Stephen J. Bruno Jr. and his wife, Stephanie, Robert J. Bruno and his wife, Nancy, Teresa Mendoza and her husband, David, Joanna Lackey, Andrea Lysy, Abigail and Benjamin Szach; and her nine great-grandchildren, Stephen, Alexandra, Michael

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Juan R. Polanco, 62, of P l a i nv i l l e, passed away surrounded by his family Oct. 26, 2012, at Apple Rehab, Plain ville. He was the beloved husband of Lydia Suarez Polanco. Juan was born in Puerto Rico Oct. 6, 1950, the son of the late Guillermo and Lilliana Martinez Polanco. He moved here in his 20s, where he met the love of his life, Lydia. They joined their families together, raising six adored children and sharing 33 years of marriage. A proud husband and supportive father, he lived each day to its fullest and always encouraged his family to pursue their dreams and ambitions. He was a strong man with hard work ethics, owning and operating J.P. Landscaping for many years. Juan was well known and much loved, leaving behind countless friends and family who will miss him dearly.

In addition to his wife, Lydia, he leaves his children, Omar and Lillian Polanco, and Jose, David, and Daniel Lugo; 19 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He also leaves his siblings whom he recently connected with, Edwin, Bernardo, Olvaldo, Hector, Roberto, and Madelyn; his cousin and best friend, Jose Castro; his brothers-inlaw, Victor Suarez and Pedro Gonzalez; and several nieces, nephews, and extended family. He was predeceased in May by his son, Juan “Carlito” Polanco. A celebration of Juan’s life was held Nov. 2 at Bailey Funeral Home, 48 Broad St., Plainville. Committal services followed at West Cemetery. Juan may be remembered with contributions to Apple Rehab, 169 Farmington Ave., Plainville, CT 06062, in appreciation for their kindness and compassion while he was in their care. For online expressions of sympathy, visit www.Bailey-FuneralHome. com.


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Margaret M. (O’Neil) Orzechowski, passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home, on Oct. 29, 2012. She was the wife of the late Michael G. Orzechowski who died in 1985. Born on Aug. 24, 1919, she was the daughter of Thomas and Brigid (O’Connor) O’Neil. She was predeceased by three sisters, Helen Creswick, Mary Borek and Kathryn Banks. She was a grand lady with much grace, who believed that the Lord has a place for us all and we should appreciate everything God gives us. Her life had much happiness; she did a good job raising her family, and fought through any battle God gave her. In her younger years, she worked for International Silver, New Departure, and Fafnir Bearing in New Britain. She stood by her family when the Lord took her beloved husband Michael, in June of 1985, leaving her for her family to enjoy for 27 years. Her sons Michael and Joe were her support, and much care was given by her daughter-inlaw, Lorie. For a time, her granddaughter, Marianne took very good care of her, and her bout with nose cancer was lessened by Marianne’s faith and caregiving. Her granddaughter, Lisa was always on her mind, with the hope for happiness in her life. Margaret leaves behind her sons, Michael and his wife, Lorie, of East Granby, and her younger son and caregiver, Joseph, at home in Plainville; she also leaves the lights of her life, her granddaughters, Marianne Orzechowski and Lisa Brennan and her husband, Michael, of Vernon. Great care was given by Plainville VNA Hospice, Always Best Care of Greater Bristol, and Bristol Hospital Homecare, for which her family is very grateful. Bailey Funeral Home was

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Do you know where Veterans Day comes from?

Amid Halloween, Daylight Saving time, elections and Thanksgiving, Veterans Day can sometimes fall to the wayside. This year, it’ll be celebrated Sunday, Nov. 11 – but where did Veterans Day originate? World War I officially ended in June 1919 when the Treaty of Versailles was signed. Fighting ground to a halt seven months earlier, in November 1918, when an armistice (a temporary cessation of hostilities) between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Nov. 11, 1918 became known as the end of “the war to end all wars.” A year later, in November 1919, President Woodrow Wilson declared Nov. 11 the

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first commemoration of Armistice Day, intended to be celebrated with parades, public meetings and a brief suspension of business at 11 a.m. U.S. Congress went on to recognize the end of WWI

when it passed a resolution years later on June 4, 1926, indicating Nov. 11, 1918 marked “the cessation of the most destructive, sanguinary, and far reaching war in human annals and the resumption by the peo-

Government Meetings

Thursday, Nov. 8 Clean Energy Task Force, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Recreation and Parks Board, 50 Whiting St., 7 p.m. Recycling and Solid Waste, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12 Board of Education, Plainville High School cafe, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 Downtown Beautification, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Library Board of Directors, Library, 7 p.m.

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Planning and Zoning, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 Conservation Commission, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 Economic Development Agency, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19 Town Council, Municipal Center, 7:30 p.m. Veterans Council, Municipal Center, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 Housing Authority, Sunset Village Community Room, 20 Stillwell Drive, 6:30 p.m.

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At left, President Eisenhower signing HR7786, changing Armistice Day to Veterans Day. At right, Soldiers of the 353rd Infantry near a church at Stenay, Meuse in France, wait for the end of hostilities, Nov. 11, 1918. ple of the United States of peaceful relations with other nations, which we hope may never again be severed.” At that point, 27 states already accepted Nov. 11 as a holiday. Wilson called upon officials to display the U.S. flag on all government buildings and invited the nation to observe the day in schools, churches, or other suitable places, with “appropriate ceremonies of friendly relations” on that day. In 1938, an act was passed to declare Nov. 11 a legal holiday across the U.S. – the day was to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as “Armistice Day.” Armistice Day honored WWI veterans. But in 1956,

following WWII and the Korean War, the 83rd Congress amended the act. They changed the holiday’s name from Armistice Day to “Veterans Day” in order to honor U.S. veterans of all wars. Veterans Day continues to be observed on Nov. 11, regardless of what day of the week on which it falls. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, it “helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.” Information from U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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Sandy spares Plainville Winds from Hurricane Sandy whipped up the waters of Hamlin Pond as reeds and trees bent before the gale force winds. Sandy’s impact was felt from Maine to the Carolinas as it made its way inland. Though Plainville was spared the worst of it, the hurricane decimated several shoreline areas and towns. By 1 p.m. Oct. 29, Gov. Dannel Malloy had ordered the closure of highways in the State of Connecticut to brace to the storm. A rare view of I-84 westbound in Plainville showed the highway Photos by Francis Rexford Cooley devoid of any vehicles during what would have been afternoon The view from Hamlin Pond during Hurricane Sandy. rush hour traffic.


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PHS charity event a success By Steven LePage Special to The Citizen For the past two years, New England Auto Sales has donated a car for our “Take a Whack for Interact” car smashing fundraiser. Last year, our Interact Club (which I coadvise with a French teacher Judy Gurtcheff) did this on Thanksgiving, and raised almost $700 and donated proceeds to the CCMC Foundation for Juvenile Cancer Research. This year, we had a friendly competition between Plainville and Avon highschools. New England Auto Sales not only donated, prepared, delivered and picked up both cars, but they also pledged an additional $500 to

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the school who raised more money. Well, we were out by the ticket booth for over 5 hours on Friday night and we beat Avon by raising $559! Therefore, we will be getting an additional $500. Our Interact Club plans to buy a Shelter Box, which provides shelter, supplies, food and aide to a family who has suffered from a disaster. (More can be learned about Shelter Boxes at Brad and the people at New England Auto Sales were great, and we appreciate their support. A genuine thank you from myself and PHS for a great event. Steven LePage is the principal of Plainville High School.

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As part of the “Take a Whack for Interact” event as Plainville High School, attendees spray painted and ‘whacked’ what used to be a Volvo. Brad, a New England Auto Sales employee, picked up what remained of the car.

Bake sale AARP Chapter 4146 will have a bake sale Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Gnazzo’s, 73 East St.

Leaf collection Leaf collection in the Town of Plainville continues now through Friday, Dec. 7. Listed below is the schedule of areas to be covered on the first collection (schedule of areas are subject to change): Central area, West Main Street area, Farmington Avenue area, South End/Red Stone Hill area, Shuttle Meadow area, Arcadia Avenue area, Metacomet area, Northwest area, Unionville Avenue area. Every effort will be made to keep the public informed as to the progress of the operation. If anyone has any questions, call the Public Works Department at (860) 793-0221, ext. 208, between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon on Friday. Be sure to rake the leaves to the curb line as early as possible. Grass clippings will not be collected – only leaves will be picked up. No sticks or stones. If the street has an island on it, do not put the leaves on the island. Bagged leaves will not be collected at curbside; residents can bring them to the drop-off center on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3

p.m. During the month of November the drop-off center will be opened Monday through Friday from 2 to 4 p.m., for leaves only.

Charity breakfast

The Southington Knights of Columbus hosts its annual Fall Charity Pancake Breakfast Buffet Sunday, Nov. 18, 7 to 11:30 a.m., at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., Southington. Menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, bagels, bread, orange juice, coffee and tea and all the fixings. Enjoy the fun and conviviality of being with neighbors, friends and family while helping the Knights support many local charities. There is a fee to attend. Children under 5 are admitted free. For information, call Dennis Kelly at (860) 877-3038; John Taillie at (860) 919-7002 or Craig Jones at (860) 276-0273. Tickets will be sold at the door. All are welcome.

Citrus sale

The Plainville Rotary Club Citrus Sale is currently holding its annual Citrus Sale. There will be a full event for the sale Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Plainville High School, 47 Robert Holcomb Way. Contact: Vikki Silva (860) 7936088; Antonella Calabrese (860) 284-6341.


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Beulah Francoeur

Beulah “Bea” Mary Francoeur peacefully joined our Father in heaven on Oct. 23, 2012, with her family by her side. Bea was the beloved mother of Debra (and Scott) Dawson and Leone (and Peter) Longo, of Plainville, Andrew (and Kathy) Brochu, of Naugatuck, Michael (and Nita) Brochu, of Northridge, Calif., Mark (and Colleen) Brochu, of Plainville, and Robert P. Brochu, her infant son and angel who surely made her journey home a joyful and welcoming one. She was a tremendously proud and loving Nana to Scott, Beau, Brooke, and Ashleigh Dawson, Matthew (and Cristin), Michael, Timothy and Stephen Longo, Andrew (and Kelley) and Melissa Brochu, Christopher, Douglas, and Kaitlyn Brochu, and Erin and Taegan Brochu; and Great-Nana to Scott Bradford Dawson III and Sophia Cole Field. She treasured each one of her offspring and shared with great pride every one of

their successes, be they large or small. Born to the late Alfred J. and Leone B. (Sicard) Francoeur on May 31, 1936, in Amesbury, Mass., Bea is now survived by her dear sisters who shared so many laughs and good times, Lois Greenlaw, Carol (and Tom) McCusker, and Nancy (and Bill) Delay, all of New Hampshire; and was predeceased by her brother, George Francoeur. She is survived by many nieces and nephews and “Salisbury beach friends forever” who hold fond memories of great times shared. Bea raised her family in Southington with her former husband, Andrew M. Brochu, in a welcoming home where all the neighborhood kids would be sure to gather. She opened RoseMary’s Fashion Center in Southington in the 70’s, catering to plus-sized women’s clothing before retail specifically addressed those needs. A trained hairstylist, she worked for a time beside her daughters in their Plainville salon that she

named “The Hair Spa,” and as an instructor at the National Academy of Hairdressing in Bristol. A good movie and seafood with ‘drawn butta’ were among her favorite things. Spirited and fun-loving, “when given the chance to sit it out or dance, she TRULY danced!” Her rare spark of wit and candor ignited the lives of those who laughed out loud with her and will be carried forward in honor and remembrance. Her last few years were spent in the loving, attentive care of the dedicated staff members (from caregivers to laundry to dining services) at Apple Rehab who enlarged her family circle. Heartfelt gratitude is extended to the Bristol Hospital ER/ICU/Hospice teams for the love expressed through their caring service to Bea and family in the final week of her life. Naugatuck Valley Memorial / Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main St., Naugatuck, handled arrangements. An inti-

mate family gathering was held on Oct. 24, 2012, to celebrate our genuine family jewel through stories and song and the laughter and tears of joy and remembrance. If you would like to make a donation in Beulah’s memory, please consider: PARC, P.O. Box 15, Plainville,

CT 06062; Apple Rehab Farmington Valley, 269 Farmington Ave., Plainville, CT 06062; Bristol Hospital Home Care and Hospice, P.O. Box 977, Bristol, CT 06011 or the Parkinson’s Research Foundation of your choice.

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Rene DuBois

Rene R. “Ernie” DuBois, 88, of Plain ville, passed away on Oct. 26, 2012, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain. Born in Fort Kent, Maine on May 8, 1924, Ernie was one of 10 children to the late Phydime and Zoe (Michaud) DuBois. Raised in Maine, he resided with his older siblings, moving to Connecticut at the age of 15, where he worked at Lewis Farms to help support his family, and eventually saved enough money to purchase a home for his parents. He took a position at Marlin Rockwell until being drafted on April 14, 1943. He was sent overseas that fall, serving as a rifleman with the 142nd Infantry, and was captured in Southern France in August of 1944. He spent the remainder of his time serving his country as a POW until being liberated on his 21st birthday, and was discharged the following November, 1945. He earned various medals during his service, including the Combat Infantry Badge, Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Ribbon with three Bronze Stars, and 60 years after his discharge, his Prisoner of War Medal. He returned home to Fort Kent, where he met the love of his life and soul mate, Cecile, whom he married two years later on Sept. 8, 1948. They moved to Plainville in 1952, where they raised their family of four, after losing their first daughter, Gail at eight months old. Longtime members of Our Lady of Mercy Church, they shared togeth-

er 64 years of love, devotion and life adventures. The “Mr. Fix It” of his family, Ernie was exceptional with his hands and was the go-to man for his entire family. In 1988, he retired after 30 years from Peck Spring, leaving a legacy of hard work and dedication. He and Cecile enjoyed retirement by traveling, cheering on the Red Sox and watching NASCAR. A family man from a young age, Ernie centered his life around his children and grandchildren and will be greatly missed, leaving them with many cherished memories. In addition to his wife, he leaves his children, Steven and Leslie, Richard and Sheila, Jeffrey and Dawn, and Denise Kubala, of Bristol; his four grandchildren, who affectionately called him Papa, Nicole DuBois and Angela, Melissa, and Jason Maloney; his brothers, Gilbert and Clarence; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son-in-law, Jimi Kubala; four sisters, Emma Shaw, Leona Charette, Deli Plourde, and Clara McEdwards; and four brothers, Alphie, Phil, Arthur, and Albert. A Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of Ernie’s life was held Oct. 29, at Our Lady of Mercy Church. Committal services with Military Honors followed at the State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown. Bailey Funeral Home, Plainville, was in charge of arrangements. Ernie may be remembered with contributions to the Disabled American Veterans at or PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250. For online expressions of sympathy, visit w w w. B a i l e y - F u n e r a l

Thanksgiving observance


The Municipal Center will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22 and 23, in observance of Thanksgiving. The Senior Center will open Thursday at 11:30 a.m. for lunch only and will be closed Friday. (You must call the Senior Center at (860) 747-5728 to reserve your spot for Thanksgiving lunch.) The Library will be closed Thursday and open Friday and Saturday. All municipal offices will open again on Monday, Nov. 26. Refuse collection for Thursday and Friday will take place Friday and Saturday.



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

Scam warning The Plainville Police Department has received reports of a new scam circulating in the area. This scam involves a phone call from a person representing a computer security company offering help in protecting your computer from viruses. The receiving party may

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The Plainville Citizen Thursday, November 8, 2012 their computer. The scammer asks the receiving party to make a series of keyboard entries, thereby allowing the scammer to plant a computer virus that they will charge the caller to remove. The most effective way to defeat these scams is for the receiving party to quickly become suspicious of all callers that ask for money, for personal information such as social security numbers or bank account numbers, or requests for access to phone or computer. Simply hang up the phone whenever you receive phone calls re-

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Thanksgiving Day dinner

Thanksgiving Day dinner is scheduled at the senior center, Thursday, Nov. 22, at 11:30 a.m. Senior Center members or Plainville residents, 60 years of age or older who will be alone this Thanksgiving, are invited to come to the Senior Center and join a homemade, traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. Volunteers will provide transportation for those who need a ride to the center. Let the staff know if you need a ride when you register for the dinner. If you are homebound and would like a dinner delivered to your home, call the center. There is no charge for the dinner, but donations are greatly appreciated. To attend, call the center by Monday, Nov. 19.

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Coffee with the town manager is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 10:30 a.m. Join Plainville’s Town Manager, Robert E. Lee, for a discussion about the town. The Town Manager will talk about the budget, the airport and the finance department consolidation. Bring questions and suggestions about any issue. Coffee will be served. Call the Senior center to register.

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Hot Coffee Is Justice Really Being Served?, is a film scheduled to be shown for Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 10:30 a.m., at the Plainville Public Library. So much media attention, who funded the effort and to what end. After seeing this film, you will de-

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The Plainville Citizen Thursday, November 8, 2012 providing health tips. Starting this year, Walk with a Doc is a Hartford HealthCare systemwide program. Other Hartford HealthCare entities involved in the walk program are The Hospital of Central Connecticut, MidState Medical Center, Hartford Medical Group and MidState Medical Group. Sponsors are Anthem and HPC Foodservice. Walk with a Doc was started in 2005 by a cardiologist in Ohio. There are nearly 70 active Walk with a Doc sites. Just Walk! A Walk with a Doc program was named a recipient of the 2012 President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition Community Leadership Award. To register, or for more information, please visit /walkwithadoc or call 1-877914-WALK.

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Hartford HealthCare’s next Walk with a Doc will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at Sperry Park, Avon. It will include a 30-minute walk and health tips from Andrew Salner, M.D., radiation oncologist, who will discuss reducing your risk for cancer. Sign-in is at 8:30 a.m. New participants will receive a hat and pedometer; each walker will receive a water bottle. Event host is Hartford Hospital. Doctors of Central Connecticut will host a Dec. 15 walk at Walnut Hill Park, New Britain, where Lorraine Binns-Grear, M.D., internist, will talk about smart eating during the holidays and beyond. In 2010, The Hospital of Central Connecticut was the first hospital in New England to join Just Walk! A Walk with a Doc program that hosts free community walks at area parks that are led by doctors and stress the benefits of exercise while

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Blood pressure screening On Wednesday, Nov. 14, 10 to 11 a.m., the Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging

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will hold a free blood pressure screening at the Stop & Shop, at 1309 Corbin Ave., New Britain. Stop into the pharmacy to get a blood pressure and a free consultation by the registered nurse. The Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging sponsors this screening on the second Wednesday of every month.

Dinner with a doc On Monday, Nov. 12, 5 to 7 p.m., Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave., will hold “Dinner with the Doc: Making the most of your doctor’s visit,” a complimentary dinner with discussion presented by W. Richard McQueen Jr., M.D., of Doctors of Central Connecticut. Join the group for a complimentary dinner which will be served at 5 p.m. Kindly RSVP to Southington Care Center at (860) 621-9559. For information, visit www.south

Bagel breakfast On Tuesday, Nov. 13, 8:45 to 10 a.m., the Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., will hold a Bagel Breakfast, “Holistic Wellness & Complementary

Therapies.” It will be a presentation by Ann Minor, RN, Holistic Care Coordinator of Southington Care Center and Jerome Home. Join the group for complimentary coffee and bagels and learn about holistic practice and complementary therapies including: aromatherapy, massage therapy, meditation, music therapy, pet therapy, Tai Chi, therapeutic touch, and yoga. This event is sponsored by Central Connecticut Senior Health Services. To reserve a spot call Calendar House at (860) 621-3014.

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The Plainville High School Athletic Backer’s Annual Wine and Beer Tasting event, is scheduled Saturday, Nov. 17, 7 to 10 p.m., at RockWell’s, 161-B, Woodford Ave. The ticket price includes beer, wine and hors’d’oeuvres. There will also be basket raffles. For tickets or information call Doreen Corriveau at (860) 250-4443.

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cause of time limits. That leaves individuals – and families – with no income at all, Woerz said. The food pantry is fortunate because Plainville residents are incredibly thoughtful and generous, she said. Their help is what keeps the pantry afloat, especially now that the organization lost most than $40,000 in funding, what Woerz called a “huge hit.” “We are going to be crying out to the community to ask for their help. I know they’re always there for us,” she said. And it’s not just Thanks-

Plainville Community Food Pantry is located at 54 S. Canal St. Food needs: cereals, peanut butter, strawberry jelly, cranberry juice, canned potatoes, boxed potatoes, chunky soups, instant oatmeal, Ramen noodles, pasta sauce, gravy, condiments, juice boxes, pasta and rice pouches, Spam, coffee, pancake syrup, Hamburger Helper. Nonfood needs: shampoo, conditioner, laundry detergent, cleaning products, toothbrushes, bath soap, dish soap, disposable razors, diapers (sizes 4, 5 and 6), toilet paper (individual or four-packs), tampons and maxi/mini pads, cleaning products (general purpose or multi-surface), tissues, deodorant, trash bags (30 gal), tall kitchen garbage bags. Holiday needs: Become a Secret Santa and “adopt” a child in need, or donate a new toy for the holiday season. For information, call (860) 747-1919, email or visit giving that requires extra hands. Two weeks after Thanks-

giving baskets are handed out, the pantry then gears up to provide winter holiday do-

nations. “It’s back-to-back,” Woerz said. “Hopefully the food we collect will help us through the holiday season, but it most likely won’t last after that, through January, February, March.” A toy drive will accompany the holiday food drive, and the pantry is already collecting new toys for young and old children. There’s also a Secret Santa, where children share what they’d like for Christmas with the food pantry – everything from coats to bikes, books to crayons. Local families, individuals or businesses can then “adopt” a child and fulfill their wishes. Woerz said those interest-

ed can call or stop by to select the perfect wish that he or she might like to fulfill. “It makes it fun because people are seeing the downturn in the economy, but they want to help have these kids enjoy their holiday,” Woerz said. “People have been very supportive. Without them and the volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to do it.” Food or toy donations can be dropped off at the Plainville Community Food Pantry, 54 South Canal St. Individuals interested in “adopting” a child for Secret Santa may drop by the center to do so. For information, call (860) 747-1919, email or visit

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A nice going-away present for coach PHS swimmers second at CCC South meet By Jim Bransfield Special to The Citizen Plainville girls swim coach Randy Doucette has called it a career. Saturday’s Central Connecticut Conference South division swim championship meet was his last conference meet. Doucette, 64, is retiring. “Yes, this is it,” he said after his girls finished a strong second in the meet. “I’m very happy that everyone swam well today. I’ll still be here running championship meets, but that’s it for coaching.” Doucette, who coached the boys team for 36 years before giving that up at the end of last season, has been the girls coach at Plainville for 20 years. “The best memories I have are the kids I’ve had and their parents,” said Doucette.

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Sydney McGough, pictured in action this season, and the PHS girls swim team rolled up a hefty 252 points Saturday at the CCC South championships. “Coaching like this means you give up your life for them in-season; they become your life. If you’re willing to give up a lot, to do this the right

way – 24/7 for the kids – then it turns around and becomes the best thing, which is that your life belongs to them. “This has been my hobby,

my passion and it’s what I always wanted to do.” His team performed wonderfully on Saturday. As expected, Bristol Eastern won the championship with 320.50 points, but Doucette’s Blue Devils scored 252, comfortably ahead of third-place Middletown’s 222.50. Bristol Central was fourth with 201, Maloney was next with 156 and Platt came in with 87 points. Plainville accomplished this without having a single competitor in diving. “Our medley relay took first, we went 1-3 in the 500 yard freestyle and we took a first in the 50 yard freestyle,” said Doucette. “The kids really stepped up and we got all best times.” Doucette singled out Megan Farmer for what he called two really great swims. She won the 50 with a

time of 26.67 seconds and was second in the 100 yard butterfly with a time of 1:09.67. The first place medley relay team of Nicole Basile, Molly Schade, Sydney McGough and Farmer turned in a time of 2:05.56. Taylor Rogers won the 500 with a time of 6:08.63 and Nicole Rogan took third in that event with a time of 6:18.21. McGough took a strong third in the 100 yard backstroke and PHS’s 400 yard freestyle relay team took sixth. Plainville finished with a 6-7 dual meet record, but as Doucette pointed out, his club faced strong competition. “Our first three meets were with Watertown, Farmington and Berlin,” he said. “But I don’t mind because it

Wrona puts positive spin on rocky year By Nick Carroll The Plainville Citizen

According to Plainville High School girls soccer coach Leszek Wrona, his team’s 3-12-1 record this fall is deceiving. “When you don’t see us play, you’d say ‘oh, it was a disaster,’” said the coach. “No, it wasn’t a disaster. It wasn’t a disaster.” Pointing out that his team was in rebuilding mode having lost four four-year starters to graduation – talented players, who now compete at the college level, Wrona said “we knew it would not be easy” this season. “Overall I was very happy with the performance of the girls. We worked extremely hard,” he continued. “But losing those four true soccer players; I knew it would be very hard.” Not only were the Lady Blue Devils hit hard by grad-

uation, they were bit by the injury bug as well. “It was hard to take, but the girls never gave up,” said Wrona. “We moved the lineup many times, girls played out of position. They sacrificed their goals to the team needs. “A positive thing is that a lot of freshmen and sophomores stepped up and played hard.” Through it all, Plainville fielded a competitive team. Eight of the Lady Blue Devils’ losses were one-goal decisions, and just twice were they bested by more than two goals. Before this season, Plainville had advanced to the state tournament eight years running. The locals fell well short of the qualifying mark this time around. “Every streak has to end. There’s not much you can do,” said Wrona, who is confident this season will prove

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The future looks bright for the PHS girls soccer team. Several key players are returning in 2013, including current freshman Stephanie Martino, pictured. to be just a bump in the road for the program. “I think this was one year only. Next year should be much better.” And Wrona plans to be back on the sideline for what will be his 14th season at PHS. “Nobody told me I’m not coaching anymore,” he joked. “I love to be with the children. This is what I do for a living; I teach children to play soccer. That’s my profession.” The 2012 Lady Blue Devils were powered offensively by a pair of juniors: Danielle See Soccer, page 21

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Soccer team eyeing another tourney run

Home sweet home

By Mark Pukalo Special to The Citizen The Plainville boys soccer team has the tools to be a factor in the CIAC Class M tournament once again. When the Blue Devils end their run this year will likely depend on whether they can raise their game on the defensive side of the field in the pressure cooker of the postseason. Plainville (10-5-1) produced 46 goals, but has allowed 29 going into the first round today, Nov. 8 against a team to be determined after press time. “You don’t see a lot of bigscoring affairs in the tournament,” Plainville coach Tim Brown said. “If you give up a goal, teams are going to bunker down and it will be very difficult to pull it back.” It was never going to be easy. The Blue Devils lost their entire defense from a team that reached the Class M semifinals a year ago. The focus in practice has been

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The Plainville High School football team downed Rockville, 41-12, Friday, Homecoming, and also Senior Night at Alumni Field. Joey Quintero had three touchdowns and Marc DeMartinis added two for the victors, who improved to 2-6. ‘The seniors played very well. I thought the offensive line did a great job,’ PHS coach Chris Farrell said. ‘I thought the defense played great in the second half. All around, very positive way to end our last home game and Senior Night.’ Pictured: DeMartinis and Tim West stop a Rockville player in his tracks.

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Giuliani and Nick D’Amico. Sophomore Quentin Lux also continues to progress as a top-notch attacking midfielder. “I can’t say enough about him,” Brown said of Lux. “He can do everything. His development over the course of the season has been special.” Plainville will get its chances on offense. The Blue Devils will have to figure out the puzzle each game presents, depending on the opponent. There’s a good chance they will be on the road throughout. The Devils will have to get solid work in net from either Cody Charneski, who shut out Berlin, or Alex Bawol. “We’re going to have to get outstanding goalkeeping,” Brown said. “We can score goals, we can hold onto the ball. We have all the components to do well. The key is goalkeeping and defense.” Brown does not doubt his team’s resolve. “Regardless of what happens, I know that these kids are going to give it their all,” the coach said. “They’ve done it all year.”

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rededicating to the defensive side of the ball and trying to eliminate the individual mistakes that have plagued them. That started in the final game of the regular season when the Blue Devils earned a 0-0 overtime tie against Berlin – their first shutout of the season. Brown said he challenged the kids before the match to produce a clean sheet. “They responded to it,” Brown said. “They were valiant in the defensive end. … I was very pleased the way we played. We created plenty of chances. We did more than enough to win the game.” Brown didn’t bring in any teams to scrimmage the Blue Devils, who end up having 11 days between games due to Hurricane Sandy. “I’m not concerned about that at all,” Brown said. “We all have the same set of circumstances. Some teams will have it a lot worse than we do.” Shane Pugliese has led the way in scoring, but he has been getting help from Mike

Youth wrestling Registration for the Plainville Wrestling Club will be held Tuesday, Nov. 13, 5 to 7 p.m., at the Plainville High School cafeteria. PWC, a chartered club of USA Wrestling CT, is open to youngsters (grades 3-8) in the Plainville community. Wrestling is a sport for every kid, regardless of size. The season runs from December through February. For more information, contact Rusty and Kris Spence at plainvillewrestling

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Football Mitey Mite Plainville Colt 40, Wolcott 25: Dominick Chambrello had four carries for 110 yards and his first touchdown of the season, Tanner Callahan had a TD, and Javan Paradis tallied three scores as Plainville topped Wolcott in the Friendship Bowl. Colt kicker Austin Halat went 5-for-5 on extra points, to go along with his 10 solo tackles. The Plainville defense was strong. Darius Correa had a fumble recovery, Dante Chambrello made 16 solo tackles, and Connor Matthews had five takedowns. Coach Steve Barker’s Colts ended the year with a mark of 5-3-1, the team’s best finish since 2009. Junior Pee Wee Plainville Colts 30, Wolcott 13: Frank Griffin, Christian Collin and Brady Callahan scored, as Plainville earned a spot in the Northern Connecticut Pop Warner Bowl championship game. Mason Sarra knocked in a 22-yard field goal for the victors. The Colts held Wolcott scoreless until the fourth quarter.

Plainville Recreation Department, 50 Whiting St., is offering a basketball program for boys and girls in grades 2 and 3. Rules and equipment, including lower baskets and smaller balls, are used to adapt to the abilities of this age group. Participants will learn basketball rules, skills and teamwork. Play will begin with a clinic on Tuesday, Nov. 13 and Tuesday, Nov. 20 at the Linden St.

Men’s Basketball is offered to Plainville residents only. No registration. The location is Plainville High School, 47 Robert Holcomb Way on Mondays and Wednesdays which started Nov. 5 from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. Men’s Over 30 Basketball, Plainville residents only, no fee, is located at the Middle School of Plainville, 150 Northwest Drive, which started Nov. 1 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For further information contact the Recreation Office at (860) 747-6022.

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Soccer U-11 boys Plainville United 4, Portland 2: Justin Voisine, D.J. Leclair, Dylan Hall and Aiden Payne scored as Plainville secured a second place league finish. Michael Smith and goalkeeper Elliot Jones played well for the victors. Plainville coach Ryan West also cited the play of Nathan Masco and Reno Lausier.


School from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. for second graders and from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. for third graders. Games and practices will be on Mondays and Tuesdays at Linden St. School and/or Wheeler School. Registration forms are available online or in the recreation office. Participates must register by Friday, Nov. 9. A fee per child is required at time of registration. Youth Basketball grades 4, 5 and 6 are co-sponsored with the Plainville Police Association.


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Angelillo and Danielle Dixon. Senior Carly Martino and freshman Stephanie Martino also knocked in goals. Helping Angelillo control the midfield was junior Shea Echols and sophomore Sarah Grosse. Another youngster, freshman Julianna Christy, did a fine job manning the net. She was fronted by the tireless work of defenders, seniors Emma Stefanski and Kelly Burns, junior Shayla Beausoleil and sophomore Megan Cameron. Along with Carly Martino, Stefanski and Burns, Plainville’s senior contingent included Sarah Caron, Vicky Stawidlo, Crystal Wright, Amber Watts, Lilia Miller, Angelika Andrukiewicz and Jessica DiNatale.

makes our kids better.” Doucette said he is walking away with no regrets. “It’s time to go,” he said. “My wife is retiring and I always said that when she retired, I would too. I have no commitments now. I can help out here when they want me to, but I have the freedom now to do what I want. We want to be able to spend time with the grandkids, and now we can.”


The Plainville Public Library is located at 56 E. Main St. All programs are held at the library unless otherwise indicated. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., children’s room, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call the adult department, (860) 793-1446, or the children’s department, (860) 793-1450.

Movie matinee A film based on the Deborah Moggach book “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” will be shown at the Plainville Library on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 2:30 p.m. An award-winning, all-star cast lights up this “buoyant comedy laced with genuine emotion.” When seven cash-strapped seniors decide to outsource their retirement to a resort in far-off India, friendship and romance blossom in the most unexpected way. Smart, lifeaffirming and genuinely charming.

Book discussions Talk on winter Women and Books will storms meet on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m., to discuss “Skeletons at the Feast” by Chris Bojalian. Nutmeg Book Discussion for students in grades 4 to 6 is Wednesday, Nov. 28, 6:30 p.m. The group will discuss “My Life as a Book” by Janet Tashjian. Copies of these books are available at the library.

Meteorologist, Art Horn, will be at the Plainville Public Library on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m., to talk about winter storms and weather forecasting. With the winter snow season just ahead, Horn will explain what makes a winter snow storm and the complexities of predicting one.

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Bingo — Veterans of Foreign Wars Madeley-Roberts Post 574 men hold open bingo every Thursday, at 6:30 p.m., at post headquarters, 7 Northwest Drive at the corner of Route 10. The public is invited. Information: call Earl Carey at (860) 747-5400.

Guided nature walks — Guided nature walks on Thursdays starting at 9 a.m. will be held at Tomasso Nature Park, Granger Lane, off Route 177, Unionville Avenue, by Ruth Hummel and Sue Holcomb. Information: call (860) 747-0081.





Historic center — Tours of the Plainville Historic Center, 29 Pierce St., are available Wednesdays and Saturdays, noon to 2:30 p.m. The office is open Mondays and Wednesdays, from 9 a.m. to noon. The shop, offering many unique gifts, is also

open during tour hours. Information: call the historic center, (860) 747-6577. National Federation of the Blind — The National Federation of the Blind meets at noon on the second Saturday of each month, September through June, at the Plainville Library, 56 E. Main St. The public is invited. Information: call Beth Rival, president, at (860) 828-8378.

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Veterans Day Monthly breakfast — An “all-you-can-eat” monthly breakfast will be held on the second Sunday of every month at Our Lady of Mercy Church Parish Center, 19 S. Canal St., from 8 to 11 a.m. There is an admission cost. Children under 6 are free. Open to the public.




Fife and Drum Corps — The Connecticut Patriots Senior Ancient Fife and Drum Corps meets Fridays, at 7 p.m., at the Middle School of

Plainville, 150 Northwest Drive. Information: Phyllis Thompson, P.O. Box 243, Plainville, CT 06062 or call (860) 621-6090.

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Town of Plainville, Connecticut Replacement of Bridge No. 04545 Stillwell Drive over Quinnipiac River In the Town of Plainville

Application #12-11-01, CT Motor Cars of 174 Whiting Street Application seeks a location approval for a Used Automobile Dealership as required by Section 14-54 of the Connecticut General Statutes for property located at 90 Townline Road.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Set Aside Requirement: 10% DBE LEDGE ROAD The project is subject to Federal and State prevailing wage rate requirements. The project consists of replacement of triple 8.2' x 5.2' elliptical RCP's with one 13' x 7.25' and one 13' x 5.5' Precast Reinforced Concrete Box Culvert with associated roadway reconstruction and appurtenances. The Town of Plainville hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, Disadvantaged Business Enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and that they will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, mental retardation or physical disability including but not limited to blindness, in consideration for an award. "Bid Proposal Form", “Schedule of Prices", "Bid Bond"' and "Non Collusion Affidavit" must be completed and returned with the submitted bid. Failure to properly execute and include any one of these four documents in the bid submission will result in the bid not being read and the subsequent rejection of the bid. Plans and Specifications for the above project are available from Advanced Reprographics, 50 Corporate Avenue, Plainville, CT 06062, (860) 410-1020. Plans and Specifications may be viewed and/or obtained by going to the Advanced Reprographics website Prospective bidders should access the "planroom" on the website and go to the "Public Jobs" area, no log in information is necessary. There is no charge for plans and specifications; however bidders are responsible for shipping costs, or pick up at the Advance Reprographics office. Plans and specifications may also be ordered by calling the Advanced Reprographics number listed above. Form 816 Standard Specifications may be purchased at the ConnDOT Plans Sales Office, 160 Pascone Place, Newington, Connecticut. All Proposals must be on the form furnished by the Town of Plainville and must be requested for the above named project. NOTE: NOTE:

Prime contractors must be prequalified with ConnDOT for the work to be performed. Any contractor or subcontractor engaged in surface preparation and/or coating application must be certified by the Steel Structures Painting Council.


A Surety Company Bond, on the form furnished by the City/Town, for at least 30 percent of the amount of the bid must accompany each proposal. A certified check will not be accepted. The Town reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

CONTRACTORS that find discrepancies and/or errors in or between plans, specifications, quantities and other matters must immediately notify the Town in writing not less than ten days before the scheduled bid opening. Shirley Osle, Assistant Town Manager Date: November 7, 2012

Town of Plainville, Connecticut

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Application #12-11-02, Homerine Adamski, of 44 Perry Road, Bristol, CT seeks a variance to Article 1 Residential Zones, Section 1.03 Dimensional Standards, Sub-section A Minimum Lot Requirements to permit the reduction of Lot Area from the minimum required Lot Area of 20,000 square feet to 11,326 square feet for a vacant lot identified as Plainville Assessors Map 37, Block Q, Lot 1 for the purposes of constructing a single family structure. Dated at Plainville, Connecticut this 23rd day of October. Gail Pugliese, Secretary Plainville Zoning Board of Appeals



LEGAL NOTICE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION PLAINVILLE, CONNECTICUT The Town of Plainville Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the Plainville Municipal Center, One Central Square, Plainville CT to consider the following item: Special Exception for Charter Oak Flooring to install an oversized detached sign at 355 Farmington Avenue. The files are available for public inspection at the Department of Technical Services and the Town Clerk’s Office in the Plainville Municipal Center. At this hearing, interested persons may appear and be heard, and written communications may be received. Any person requiring special assistance in order to attend and/or participate in this public hearing may call the Department of Technical Services at (860) 793-0221 before noon on Friday, November 9, 2012. Respectfully submitted,

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David Thompson, Secretary Planning and Zoning Commission Dated at Plainville, CT This 25th day of October, 2012

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The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, November 8, 2012







Public Notice


In accordance with Connecticut General Statute 9-183c., and due to the number of non-incumbent applications received for Justice of the Peace that exceeds the number allowed; there will be a lottery for the appointment of a Justice of the Peace held on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at 9:00am in the office of the Town Clerk, in the Municipal Center, One Central Square, Plainville. This lottery will be open to the public.

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HONDA Civic EX, 2001. 2 Dr, Exc Cond, Power Windows, Power Doors, A/C, Sliding Sunroof, 5 Speed Manual, 132K, $3,918.00. Tel: 860-347-6550 NISSAN ALTIMA 1999, very good condition, 5 speed, very clean interior & light green exterior, $2700 OBO. Call 860828-3457

CHRYSLER Sebring TSI 2005, Leather, sunroof, tires >1yr old, new alternator and battery!100K miles, runs like new. $5500 – Call Mike 860-705-5198


Dated this 8th day of November 2012 By, Carol A. Skultety Plainville Town Clerk LOST & FOUND

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Thursday, November 8, 2012 — The Plainville Citizen TRUCKS & VANS



ROADTREK Camper 170 Popular 2006. Lightly Used - Only 4,600 miles $30,000 Call 203-214-1599



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YAMAHA YZ250F 2006 $2700 Very Good Condition Needs Nothing. New Top /Bottom End, Pro Circuit Pipe, ASV Levers, Renthal Sprocket/Chain, New Air Filter & More. 860-620-3125

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CARS STARTING AT $199 DOWN 24 MONTH 24000 MILES WARRANTY LET US GIVE YOU A FRESH START Tax, Title, Fees Additional Apply Now Jack 1-866-879-1616

CLEANEST Seasoned Firewood in state! $210 Full cord delivered. Discounts over 2, over 4 and picked up. Mike 203 631-2211



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

203-238-3499 2ND Generation buys old Christmas items, Valentines, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Dept 56 collectibles, Napier & costume jewelry, estates. 203-639-1002


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AUTOMOBILES WANTED CARS & trucks wanted. Highest prices paid. Running or not. Immediate removal. Call (203) 987-7124

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DESKS FOR SALE; Like New HON Brand. 30’ x 60’, oak finish. Paid $700, selling for $100 per desk or buy all four, $300!! Great deal, call Margaret 203-605-8083 DINING ROOM TABLE Oak Veneer w/Six Chairs. Includes 2 Leafs. Very Good Condition. $400. 203-634-7969 FULL DARK PINE 4pc. Bedroom Set, Headboard, Dresser and Mirror, Men’s Chest, Night stand. Excellent Condition, $600. 203-265-1836 GE Electric Range Great condition. $250. GE Microwave oven, Like new- $50 Must Move - Best offer! (203) 235-0351 LIVING Room Camelback sofa & love seat. Good cond. $200. Oak End & Cocktail Table- $100. Oak entertainment unit-$250 or $500 for all. 860 621-7266 MATTRESS SET: Queen pillow top mattress and foundation NEW in plastic. Must sell! $150. Call/Text Jim 860-709-7667 QUEEN Magnussen Cherry 5 pc bedrm set: 2 nghtstd, dresser & mirror, men’s chest, 4 post bed w canopy. Purch new 8/09, excellent cond. $1800. Pics avail. 203 464 0966.



BULLDOGS, Yorkie, Yorkie-Poo, Chihuahua, Boxers, Beagle, Shih-Tzu, Bostons, mixed breeds, rescues available. Kittens avail. $250+. 860-930-4001.



LABRADOR Retriever Pups AKC & OFA Registered. Vet certified. Health guaranteed. Parents used in therapy. $850. 860 681-5402 site/redriverretrievers1


1950’S Formica Kitchen Table w/ 6 Chairs. Orange & Gray Apple Design. 2 Chairs have small tear in seat, $400 obo. Mobility Scooter, Needs Battery $650. Snapper, Riding Lawn Mower. Briggs & Stratton Engine, $500. & Porch Swing w/Canopy $25. Call 203-2355017 Please Leave Message. 23 DETERMINED People Needed TO LOSE 5-100 POUNDS! DR. RECOMMENDED! GUARANTEED! (203) 715-2779 23 People Needed TO lose 5-100 Pounds! Dr. Recommended! Guaranteed 877-586-2829 BLACK All leather sectional and matching ottoman, $1200. Lshaped computer desk with hutch, $95. Computer armoire $125. (203) 265-4523 COUCH Good Gondtion Asking $75. Call (203) 265-3430 FREE 15 beautiful, colorful spider bushes. You take out and they’re yours. (860) 628-8262

VINTAGE 70's Hydraulic Salon Chair: $100 each. Vintage Salon Chair Hair Dryer: $100 each. Can be seen at Past To Present Resale Shop, 28 Eden Ave. Southington. 860-426-1714


AFFORDABLE Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves.

Appliance Repairs

Will Deliver


EXCELLENT QUALITY Seasoned Hardwood, Cut, Split and Delivered. $200/cord; $125/half cord. 203-294-1775. EXECELLENT Quality Seasoned hardwood, Cut, Split and Delivered. $200/cord; $125/half cord. 203-294-1775.

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

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

DEE’S ANTIQUES Buying Collectibles, Jewelry & Silver. China, Glass, Military, Musical. Anything old & unusual. Single item to an estate.

203-235-8431 DON’T SCRAP YOUR CAR Call Jeff. Will Pay Up To $1000 CASH for your CLUNKER! Damage, Rusted, Broken. (203) 213-1142 WANTED TO BUY Junk Vehicles. Buying Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles. Paying Cash. 203-630-2510 or 203-631-0800

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS AMP and Electric Guitar gibson Les Paul 1976, Fender Pro Reverb 1980 both $1500. Franklin Wood Stove- Large bifold metal doors, brass balls, grill, stove pipe. Very nice. $300. (203) 634-4154

Music By Roberta Performance & Instruction. Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome. Piano Lessons Beginner to Intermediate. (203) 630-9295

HOUSES FOR RENT N O R T H H AV E N E xe c u t i ve Rental. Furnished, Spectacular, Great Location. 3-6 Months. $3,000 Call 860-248-1744


MERIDEN - Crown Village Bldg 7, 1 BR, 1st flr. heat & HW incl. Balcony, storage area, pool, laundry rm, intercom. $750/ mo. + sec. No pets. 203-631-1534 MERIDEN 2 BR Town House. 3 Quarter Finished Basement, New Paint/Carpet, WD Hookup, Quiet Area, $1,175 per mnth. 860-614-7826 WALLINGFORD. The Towers, 2 BR, 2 bath Ranch, fully applianced, spectacular views. $1,450.00 per month. Quality Realty, LLC 203-235-1381 WATERBURY 1 BR, East End, Nice Unit With Appliances and AC. Coin-Op Laundry. No pets. $675 per mo. Call (203) 264-2555

APARTMENTS FOR RENT CHESHIRE - 4 Rooms Appliances, 1 Level, Deck. No Pets. Convenient to 691 & 84. $1225/Month. Includes Heat & Garage. Call 203-393-1117

Flanders West Apts Southington

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

HOMES SWEET HOMES OFFERS: Meriden Studio and 1 BR, recently renovated. From $650. Includes h & hw. plus sec. Avail immed. Call 203-886-8808. MER. Furnished Apts. East Side Incl Heat, HW, Elec. 1 BR, 1st Fl, $845/mo+sec. 1BR, 2nd Fl $801 /mo+sec. 203-630-3823 12pm8pm or MERIDEN -WALLINGFORD LINE Large 2 BR Luxury Condo. Laundry. No pets. $900 + utilities Call 203-245-9493


1 BR & Studios Available Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. Starting at $595 203-639-8751 MERIDEN 1 BR 1st Flr. Apartment Available. LR, KItch & BA. Private & Clean. Off St Parking, Section 8 approved. $700 + utils Contact 203-379-0454 MERIDEN 1, 2 & 3 BRs - CLEAN Starting at $575. Security & refs a must. Off st parking. No dogs. Sec 8 approved. 1st Month FREE! 203-443-2299 or 203-537-6137

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

2 BR Available Starting at $750. Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 2 BR Spacious Apt Appliances included. $750. Available Nov. 15. Contact Larry Jenkins 860 857-3621 MERIDEN 3 Bedroom Apt Eat-In Kitchen. Big Living Rm. Oil Heat. 9 Guiel Place. $1050. Call Mike 203-376-2160

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 2 BR, 2nd flr, Hdwd flrs. 1 month rent & security. $800./month. 860-471-1623 MERIDEN 3 BR Apartment 250 West Main St. $850 Plus utilities. One and a half months security. Small pet OK. (203) 589-1010 MERIDEN 3 BR. Summer St. Appliances, WD Hookup. Available Now. $850 + security. Police Report. (203) 630-6999 MERIDEN 3BR. 2nd Flr, Stove & Refrig. Water Incl, Quiet Area. Off St. Park $875 month + sec. 203-623-5033 MERIDEN Crown Village 2 BR Just renovated. Heat & Hot Water included. Pool access. $995 per month plus security. L & E Prop Mgmt 203-886-8808. MERIDEN Efficiency apartmen. Utilities included. Security & Lease Required. $650 per month. (203) 235-6988 MERIDEN HUGE 4BR, 2nd Floor Large yard. Off Street Parking. W/D hookup. Available Immediately. $1250/Mo plus Security. 203-294-1229 MERIDEN Large 2 BR, 1.5 Baths, 1st FL. WD hookup. Off st parking. Randolph Ave. $695 /mo. 2 mos security + application fee req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN Private & Clean. 1 BR, LR, Kit & pvt bath. 1st Floor. $750/mo. Lease & sec deposit required. No pets. (203) 235-2372 MERIDEN- Nice 2 BR No pets. $795 per mo, Deposit, Credit & References. 25 Griswold Street Please Call 203-317-7222 MERIDEN-3BR Apt Spacious, 5 Rooms, 2nd Floor, WD. No Pets, $1,000 + Utilities. Section 8 Approved. 1st & Last Month’s Rent. 203-715-5829 MERIDEN-CROWN STREET 2BR Apt $750 3BR $850 No utilities incl. Security Required. Section 8 Approved. Available immediately! 203-815-5399 MERIDEN. 143 Veteran St, 2 BRs, LR, DR, kit. Garage optional. $850/mo. (704) 497-4627 MERIDEN. 2 BR, 1st flr, stove & refrig, nice yard, off st parking. no pets. Sec & ref. $750/mo. (860) 227-6363 MERIDEN. 3 BR, 1st flr, FR, DR, eat-in kit, hdwd flrs, w/d hookup in unit. Section 8 approved. 108 Britannia St. Avail 11/15. $110 + sec. Call 203-284-5843 WALLINGFORD 1 Bedroom Apts Nice Kitchen, Big Living Room. Gas Heat. $825 53 & 55 South Cherry St. Call Mike 203-376-2160 WALLINGFORD 10 Crescent St. Duplex Apt. 2 Br, 1.50 Baths, Garage & Back Yard. $1300/ mo + sec. No utilities incl. No pets. No smoking. 203 927-0043

WALLINGFORD 1st fl. 2br/5rm. Good locale. Fully Appl. W to W. NO pets.Util not incl. Lease & sec req. $900mo. 203-848-7955 pm. WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 1st Flr, New HW, Carpet, Windows, & Refrig. W/D Hookup. Off-St Parking, Choate Vicinity, Nice Yard No pets. $925 per mnth + sec. Call 203-640-6308 Avaiable Dec 1st. WALLINGFORD 2BR 1st Floor $850 Per Month, No Pets Available Immediately. Call 203-284-0212 WLFD 2 BR Townhouse End unit. Beautiful yard. Quiet st. DW, WD hookups. Off st parking. Responsive mgmt. No pets. No smoking. $1025/mo+ sec. 203-626-2320


The Plainville Citizen — Thursday, November 8, 2012 HOUSES FOR SALE

WALLINGFORD. 5 RM, 2 BR, 1st Flr, 2 Family. No pets. Credit Check. $850 + utilities. Call 203-284-1853

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Includes Heat, HW, Elec, Kit Priv. East Side. Off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or

NORTH HAVEN Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV. Short Stay/ Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333

MERIDEN- 2 Family- 5rms, 3br on 1st fl- 2brs on second plus walk up attic. Some fresh paint & a manicured lawn adds to this home’s appeal. $159,900. Call Kathy Thuerling 203-2655618

Pete In The Pickup Junk Removal No Job too Big/Small We Do it All 203-886-5110 GARY WODATCH Debris Removal Of Any Kind. Homeowners, Contractors. Quick, Courteous Svc. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723 Cell 860558-5430 GARY Wodatch Demolition Svs Sheds, pools, decks, garages. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430

WANTED TO RENT WANTED House in quiet, residential Meriden area. 3 BR, 2 Baths, Gas Heat, with driveway. Finished Lower Level. Will pay $1375. Call 860 343-8496

STORES & OFFICES FOR RENT SOUTHINGTON. 3 retail or office spaces for lease, starting at $350. Busy Rte 10. Immediate availability. 860-302-2836



BEAUTY SUPPLY SERVICES SOUTHINGTON Residential/ Commercial Zone 1,589 sq. ft, 3 BR, 2.1 Bth. ONLY $250,000 Ace Real Estate 203-440-3120


BARGAIN BEAUTY SUPPLY For all Wigs, Hair Products, Hair Pieces & Hair Extensions. Human & Synthetic Hair Wigs! Come to Bargain Beauty Supply & you’ll leave with a Bargain! 523 Broad Street, Meriden 203-686-0100 or 203-308-7448


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

GUTTER CLEANING Seamless Gutters, Custom Gutter Covers, Lifetime no clog warranty. Comm & Resid. 1-888-456-6033


WALLINGFORD. $79,900.Located in Yalesville Square unit #1, is just like new! Open fl. Plan, vaulted ceilings, MBR w/ full ba, beautiful kit. w/ dining rm area, 2 car paved drive & a 24x8 covered porch. Call Nicky Waltzer 203-265-5618

Since 1949. Small to large jobs. Complete carpentry, additions, kits, baths. Credit Cards. 203-715-8850 #573358 MR. HANDY Home Improvement & Repairs. No Job Too Small. CT Reg #624078 Call Larry (860) 877-5678 REPAIRS Large or Small. Stairs, railing, interior, exterior, entry door & window replacement done by owner. Also provide addition, finish bsmnt, decks & complete home improvements. Free est. 203-238-1449 #578107

SEAMLESS Gutters. Get ready for the leaves! 100% no clog leaf guard system w/lifetime warrenty. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084 GUTTER CLEANING and repair. Licensed & insured. CT Reg #611007. Free est. Charlie Deegan (860) 793-9271

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

MERIDEN 10 Sage Hill Road 4 BR 3 BA. Open House Sunday 2-4pm $249,900. Spacious Raised Ranch. Large Kitchen, Gas Grill, Updated Appliances, In-law Quarters. Just reduced! Come by & see me today! Sharon Beaudoin Innovative Properties 203-317-0685

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service

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HOUSES FOR SALE WALLINGFORD. $225,000 Great business opportunity. Bait tackle and paintball business and inventory. Very nice location for this well established business. Be your own boss. Call Sil Sala 203-265-5618

MERIDEN. Gorgeous raised ranch on a nice lot in a great location. Home features open floor plan, cathedral ceilings, granite counter tops, lower level mbr with a fire place plus much more. $269,900 Call Sue Farone 203-265-5618

See the great selection of used cars in Marketplace.

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

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HIGH QUALITY HOME CLEANING SERVICE Many years in business, fully insured, references available. 25% Off first cleaning. Call for free estimate Clean My Space, LLC 860-539-8725


BELCOO CONSTRUCTION One Relationship-We Do It All Professional & Responsive MCO.0902959 203 699-8387

We do all the labor. Registered and insured. Free on-site estimate. Call Ed

DE CA LANDSCAPING Patios & Walks Leave & Snow Removal Lawn Mowing, Mulching We provide reliable service. (203) 630-1294 (203) 886-6566 Ins., Free Estimates. CT #624716

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JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We remove Furniture, Appliances, And Entire contents of: Homes*Sheds* Estates* Attics, Basements *Garages, & more. **Fall Yard Clean-ups.** FREE ESTIMATES*LIC & INS. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218


DE CA Home Improvement Kitchen & Bath Flooring, Painting Roofing & Siding We provide reliable service. (203) 630-1294 (203) 886-6566 Ins., Free Estimates. CT #624716

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*THE BATHROOM & REMODELING SPECIALIST* 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488 BENJAMIN BUILDERS - Home Remodeling & Construction Best Windows, Cheapest Price. Windows, Flooring, Decks, Siding, Painting, Masonry, Carpentry, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Sunrooms, Additions. Credit Cards, Any/Bad Credit Payment Plans. (203) 623-6009 (203) 317-1002 CT#622755 10% OFF.


Brush, Branches, Leaves STORM DAMAGE



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

IF YOU MENTION THIS AD Leaf Blowing & Removal Fall Yard Clean-Ups

Appl’s, Furniture, Junk, Debris, etc WE CAN REMOVE ANYTHING Entire house to 1 item removed! FREE ESTIMATES*LIC & INS. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218 GARY WODATCH Landscaping Services. Fall Clean up Services. Quick & Courteous Service, Free Estimates. Call Gary 860-5585430 or 203-235-7723

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



PAINTING SPECIALS Int. Ext. Houses, Condos, Apts. Decks, Bsmnts, Popcorn Ceilings, Powerwashing, Sheetrock Repair. Eddie 203-824-0446 Lic 569864


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