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Volume 2, No. 50

•Jaimoe jazzes it up, Page 8

•Church looks to open health clinic, Page 3

Singing all about ‘Rudolph’

•Blue Devils best Rams, Page 18

Other traditions abound during holiday season By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER

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At its winter concert last Thursday, the Linden Street School chorus sings ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.’

Town takes steps toward charter revision panel By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER

Plainville is moving ahead with the formation of a Charter Revision Commission following a recommendation by a commission tasked with studying the issue. In July, the Plainville council approved a Charter Revision Study Commission, a seven member panel charged with deciding whether or not the town should have a Charter Revision Commission and what issues it should review. At last week’s council meeting, Vice-Chairman of the study commission, Tom Warnat, presented the study commission’s final report.

The council unanimously approved the formation of a seven member Charter Revision Commission, and will be taking applications for the rest of the year. The members are expected to be announced at the council meeting in January of 2012. Warnat said the study commission spent the most time studying the town’s budget process. Under the current town charter, the council, which also acts as the town’s finance board, presents a budget to the public, which in turn votes on whether it passes or not. If the first vote does not pass, there will be a second and third vote. If the third vote fails, the proposed

budget is deemed the final budget. Warnat presented a few ideas that the study commission came up with, the first being to return to an old system, where the budget was adopted by a town meeting. Another idea was to simply have the council pass the budget and the tax rate, like many towns currently do. Warnat said if the town doesn’t approve of how the council passed a budget, “they can always be voted out.” The third option he presented was to mirror processes like Glastonbury or Farmington, where there is a limit on the number of referendums and a required voter percentage, for the

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budget decision to pass. In addition to the budget process, the study commission recommended the council and school’s finance departments merge. Both the town and the school board have their own finance offices. Warnat said “combining the financial functions between the board and council” fits. Other items like language changes were recommended and Warnat said the study commission looked at term limits, however the panel thought it wouldn’t work in a small town like Plainville. Scott Saunders, vice

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During the holiday season, many events and traditions are centered around one’s religious or cultural background. When a family celebrates Christmas, or Hanukkah, past traditions are usually practiced such spinning the dreidel or going to a midnight mass. Hanukkah, which is the Festival of Lights, falls around the same time as Christmas. However, it isn’t the Jewish Christmas. Hanukkah is an eight-day celebration that commemorates the destruction of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. Barbi Liftman, president of Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation in Southington, said at the time of the destruction of the temple, there was only enough oil for the candle to be lit for one night. By a miracle, the candle stayed lit for eight-days, enough time to find more oil. Liftman said during the eight-day celebration, every night one candle on a nine-candled menorah is lit. While the candle is being lit, a prayer is

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said. Liftman, who has been a member of the synagogue for 10 years, said other traditions include special foods, like potato latkes, which are fried potato pancakes served with sour cream and apple sauce; special jelly donuts, or Sufganiyot. “All these foods are fried in oil,” Liftman said, adding that she and her family make potato latkes every night during Hanukkah. There are also traditional games that are played during Hanukkah, like the Dreidel game, which is played with a special foursided top with a letter on each side signifying a miracle. Children are also given Hanukkah gelt, which are chocolate covered coins. Every year, members of the synagogue or Jewish community gather at a members home for a Hanukkah party. Liftman said every family brings their menorah and they are all lit together. “It is really an amazing sight to see all of the meno-

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Police blotter Plainville police reported the following arrests: •Timothy A. Pohlemeir, 44, of 1301 Snow Shoe Court, Woodland Park, CO, was charged on Dec. 5 with driving under the influence of liquor or alcohol and traveling too fast. He was held on a $500 bond for a Nov. 5 court date. •Steven M. Chadbourne, 47, of 48 Newtown Ave., Plainville, was charged on Dec. 4 with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and the illegal possession of marijuana. He was held on a $500 bond for a Dec. 12 court date. •Evan R. McCue, 25, of 43 Willis Ave., Plainville, was charged on Dec. 3 with third degree criminal mischief, possession of drug paraphernalia and illegal possession of heroin. He was held on a $5,000 bond for a Dec. 12 court date. •Wayne E. Boulier, 31, of 158 South Washington St., Unit 3, Plainville, was charged on Dec. 3 with two counts of sixth degree larceny. He was held on a $5,000 bond for a Dec. 12 court

date. •Vaughn F. Jenkins, 31, of 11 Turtle Creek Lane, East Hartford, was charged on Dec. 3 with second degree breach of peace and second degree criminal trespass. He was held on a $2, 5000 bond for a Dec. 12 court date. •Steven A. Gura, 24, of 47 Webb St., Waterbury, was charged on Dec. 3 with conspiracy to commit fifth degree larceny and operating under suspension. He was held on a $5,000 bond for a Dec. 5 court date. •Edward P. Ryba, 42, of 175 Juniper Dr., Coventry, was charged on Dec. 3 with third degree criminal mischief. He was held on a $5,000 bond for a Dec. 12 court date. •Charles F. Macomber, 41, of 64 Burnt Hill Rd., Farmington, was charged on Dec. 2 with criminal violation of a protective order and disorderly conduct. He was held on a $5,000 bond for a Dec. 5 court date. •Dennis A. Hite, 36, of 171 Tomlinson Avenue, Plainville, was charged on Dec. 2 with disorderly conduct. He was held on a

$2,500 bond for a Dec. 5 court date. •Jay R. Creel, 43, of 54 Atherton Terrace, Plainville, was charged on Dec. 5 with disorderly conduct, second degree threatening and second degree harassment. He was held on a $2,500 bond for a Dec. 6 court date. •Adam G. Burrell, 27, of 9847 West Buchanan Road, Shelby MI, was charged on Dec. 5 with disorderly conduct. He was held on a $2,500 bond for a Dec. 6 court date. •Jason A. Browne, 28, of 86 Loon Lake Road, was charged on Dec. 5 with second degree threatening, second degree reckless endangerment and second degree breach of peace. He was held on a $10,000 bond for a Dec. 19 court date. •Michelle L. Newell, 38, of 76 Vincent Drive, Newington, was charged on Dec. 6 with transferring or fabricating evidence, risk of injury to a minor, sixth degree larceny, conspiracy to commit sixth degree larceny, illegal possession of ecstasy, illegal possession of Percocet, narcotics not in

original container and interfering with an officer. She was held on bonds totaling $3,500 for a Dec. 7 court date. •Kylie H. McCoy, 24, of 113 Highland St., Manchester, was charged on Dec. 6 with risk of injury to a minor, sixth degree larceny and conspiracy to commit

sixth degree larceny. She was held on a $1,000 bond for a Dec. 19 court date. •Jay R. Creel, 43, of 54 Atherton Terr., Plainville, was charged on Dec. 6 with criminal violation of a protective order. He was held on a $100,000 bond for a Dec. 7 court date. •David R. Ballou, 32, of

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World Miracle Center looks to open clinic in town By ROB GLIDDEN STAFF WRITER

The World Miracle Center church is hoping to start a new health care clinic in Plainville as part of the process of expanding its ministry outside its native New Britain. “Our goal is to establish a Spanish-speaking church in Plainville,” said Reverend Miguel Nieves. “In the meantime, we also want to establish this free health care clinic.” The church would like to have the clinic started sometime in January and Nieves said the former

Nutmeg TV station was a potential venue. He also said that some area doctors had expressed interest in helping. “It’s a great idea because there is a real need out there,” said Chuck Motes, director of the Southington-Plainville regional health district. “A lot of people can’t get health care because they have no insurance or are under-insured. It’s especially tough during this time of year.” Motes recalled that 15 years ago, he was involved with the creation of a sim-

ilar health clinic in East Hartford. That clinic is still in operation today. “The clinic itself needs to be licensed by the state Department of Public Health,” Motes said. “The regional board does not get too involved, but we are willing to assist. I would say that the chances of success are better if they partner with our regional department. There may be some grants out there for this.” The church itself has been meeting at different homes in Plainville and seeking out volunteers

while the search for a permanent venue continues. “It’s a little hard because there has never

been one here,” Nieves said. “We have had some success and the clinic aspect has been very wel-

comed.” Comments? Email rglidden@southingtonobserver.com.

Boukus loses Forestville in redistricting By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER

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Holiday: Hanukkah, Kwanzaa celebrations From page 1

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Meet the new principal The new principal at Linden Street School Paula Eshoo met with parents and children in the school library last Wednesday.

Charter: Steps taken to form panel From page 1 chairman of the council, said combining the finance departments between the school board and the town council “would be a good model for us.” Councilman Dan Hurley said the study commission wasn’t welcomed by the public a few months ago at various public hearings

and council meetings. “This obviously shows it was a good decision,” Hurley said. “With this information we can move forward.” In addition to Tom Warnat, Bob Berube, Bob Cornish, Rick Drezek, Steven Martino, Councilman Chris Wazorko and Councilman Scott Saunders sat on the study

commission. Chair of the council Kathy Pugliese said the town will entertain applications of individuals who are interested in being a member of the Charter Revision Commission. Anyone interested in being on the panel should contact the town managers office at (860) 793-0221 ext. 201.

rahs lit at once,” Liftman said, adding that the party is a pot-luck dinner. She said everyone gathers to sing Hanukkah songs, make potato latkes, “and just have a lot of fun.” For information on the annual Hanukkah celebration that will be held next Thursday, Dec. 22, contact the Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation at (860) 2769113. Kwanzaa isn’t a substitute for Christmas; or a religious celebration, said Dayna Snell, who, with her mother, started the Queen Ann Nzinga Center in New Britain. Over 22 years ago, Snell started a youth group with a goal of “encouraging self-esteem and empowerment” among children. “I put the youth group together to have the children appreciate what African Americans contributed to this country,” Snell said. Snell and her mother Gail Williams are members of a singing group, Nzinga’s Daughters, which performs songs and tells stories from the Underground Railroad. Williams had formed the group after having a desire to create a women’s singing group. Williams plays bass guitar, and was one of the first women to in New England. Snell said she

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United States when it was being established. “We want to celebrate what we have brought to that melting pot,” Snell said, adding that African Americans, among many things, contributed to music, creativity, strength, wisdom and more, in the country. “We want everyone to know about the positive contributions African Americans brought to this country,” Snell said. She added that Kwanzaa is “all about inclusion; not exclusion.” The annual Kwanzaa children’s program will be held on Friday, Dec. 30, at 7 p.m., at Trinity on Main, 69 Main St., New Britain. Snell said guests will enjoy music, dancing and diversity at the event, and more. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and children. For tickets or more information call (860) 229-2072 or visit www.trinityonmain.org.

wanted to include both programs “under one umbrella” and created the Queen Ann Nzinga Center, which is based in Plainville. Kwanzaa is one of the topics Snell’s youth group learns about, and for the 22nd year in a row, it will be performing its annual Kwanzaa children’s program. “Kwanzaa is an American holiday,” Snell said. “It is designed to bring the community together.” Kwanzaa, which means “celebration of the harvest,” is a week-long holiday which was first created in 1966 by college professor Maulana Karenga. From Dec. 26 to Jan. 1, seven principles, one for each day, are celebrated in various ways. The seven principles are: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, family, purpose, creativity and faith. “It is celebrated with the rituals that are rooted in African American cultural,” Snell said. “It allows for people to embrace diversity.” She said the Queen Ann Nzinga Center is multi-cultural and multi-generational, allowing everyone to “come together as a community.” Snell referred to the “melting pot,” which is a common metaphor used to describe the various cultures that entered the

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Obituaries Richard Pershken, trained in jungle warfare Richard (Dick) James Pershken, 92, died at his home in Bristol, on Saturday, Nov. 26. He was born Feb. 10, 1919 in New Britain to Bruno Julius and Josephine Reich Pershken. He attended New Britain High School and was a Junior Assistant Scoutmaster in the Boy Scouts from 1931 to 1936. To help out his family, he left school before graduating to work at the New Britain Machine Company and then the Aldrich Chick Hatchery in Newington until he was drafted for World War II. He later obtained his GED. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II as an artillery mechanic in charge of maintenance for an antiaircraft battery and also as a radar operator. He received jungle warfare training from Australian bushman in New Guinea, which he later called upon to train U.S. aviators to survive if forced down in the jungle. After World War II, he reenlisted

in the Connecticut National G u a r d . During the Korean War, he was reactivated for two Pershken years and served in Germany for seven months. He completed his 36 years of service in the military with his retirement in 1978 from the National Guard. Over the course of his military career, he received several awards and commendations, including the Connecticut Medal of Merit and achieved the rank of Chief Warrant Officer W4. He was a Mason at the Frederick Franklin #14 Lodge of Plainville, a Shriner and a Scottish Rite Mason. He entertained children at parades for many years as a Shriner Motor Patrol Driver. He is survived by his wife Wilma of 51 years of Bristol; his daughter, Lisa Butteri of Plainville; his son, Ricky of Albion, Maine; his daughter, Terri Marshall of

Terryville; three grandchildren, James ( Jimmy) Richard Pershken and Julia Pershken of Albion, Maine and Travis Marshall of Terryville; a niece and four nephews; and other relatives. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by sister, Georgette Marchi. A service celebrating his life was held on Friday, Dec. 2 at the Congregational Church of Plainville, where he was a church member for nearly 40 years. Memorial donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attn. Donor Services, PO Box 650309, Dallas TX 752650309, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the American Diabetes Association, Suite 105, 306 Industrial Park, Middletown, CT 06457. www.obrien-funeralhome.com

William Singleton Dodez Jr., WWII veteran William Singleton Dodez, Jr., 84, of Plainville, died on Saturday Dec. 3 in Bristol Hospital after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Joan (Bochenek) Dodez and son of the late William S. Dodez, Sr. and Anna (Schulz) Dodez. He was a Marine Corps veteran who served in the World War II era. He was a two-time past president of the AARP #4146 of Plainville and competed in the AARP golf league. He was a member of St. Patrick Church in Farmington and volunteered at the Plainville

S e n i o r Center and Food Pantry. He is survived by his daughter, Susan Joel of BelAir, Md.; a Dodez d a u g h t e r, Leslie E. Nichols of Plainville; granddaughters, Allison Hannah of Hamden, Kristent Wich of Hamden and Tori Untiet of Orange City, Fla.; great grandchildren Charlie and Violet Wich and Timothy and Wyatt Hannah; many nieces, nephews and countless friends.

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Antonio Giuseppe Stere, retired from Pratt & Whitney Antonio “Tony” Giuseppe Stere, 87, of Bristol/Forestville, died on Friday, Dec. 2 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain after a long illness. He was born on March 14, 1924 in the Town Plot section of Waterbury,where he grew up, a son of the late Michele and Antoinette (Carusilli) Stere of Foggia, Italy. On June 24, 1950, he married Jeanne Soucy of Bristol, where they settled to raise their children. An Army veteran of the World War II era, he was employed at Pratt & Whitney in Southington for 35 years, retiring in 1986. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jeanne Stere of Forestville; his

daughters, Christine Albino of B r i s t o l , Donna Colo of Ocala, Fla.; his son, Brian Stere of Avon, Stere and his daughter, Janelle of Plainville; his grandchildren, Mark Tatasciore, who is currently serving in Afghanistan of Port St. Lucie, FL, Rachel Albino of Pequabuck, Amy Tatasciore of Brooklyn, N.Y., Nicholas Albino IV of Windsor, Anthony Silva of Plainville, Lauren Stere of Manhattan, N.Y., Daniel Silva of Plainville; step-grandchildren, Dan and Amanda Lizotte of Agawam, Mass.

and Christopher Lizotte of Worcester, Mass.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his sister, Louise Rosato; and his brothers Pasqual and Louis Stere . Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 6 from O’Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Avenue, Forestville, to St. Matthew Church, for a Mass of Christian Burial. Burial followed at St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol. Memorial donations may be made to: St. Matthew Church, 120 Church Avenue, Bristol, CT 06010. www.obrien-funeralhome.com

Ernest Joseph Brackett, founded Eastern Plastics Inc. Ernest “Ernie or Bucky” Joseph Brackett, 79, of New Britain, died on Saturday Dec. 3. He was born on Jan. 14, 1932 in New Britain, a son of the late Morris W. Brackett and Ella (Van Gorder) Brackett Steele. A lifetime resident of Connecticut, he attended Bristol schools. A U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War, he founded Eastern Plastics Inc. in 1960 and worked for the company until his retirement in 2006. He is survived by his

wife, Vivian (Ricker) Brackett of New Britain; his four sons, Jay Brackett of Minnesota, Scott Brackett of Avon, Jeff Brackett of Plainville and Tom Brackett of Avon; his eight grandchildren, Sara Albrecht, Michelle Le, Alyssa Brackett, Ethan Brackett, Connor Brackett, Riggs Brackett, Curtis Brackett and Paige Brackett; four great grandchildren; his sister, Shirley Anderson of Terryville; many cousins, nieces and nephews O’Brien Funeral Home,

24 Lincoln Avenue, Forestville/Bristol is assisting the family with the arrangements. A private burial was held for his immediate family at Peacedale Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to either: The Plainville Community Food Pantry, Inc., 54 South Canal St., Plainville, CT 06062 or to Prospect United Methodist Church, 99 Summer St., Bristol, CT 06010. www.obrien-funeralhome.com

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Jaimoe wears his musical genes well By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR

As soon as the first notes sound on Jaimoe’s Jassz Band’s latest album “Renaissance Man,” there’s no mistaking the genetic lineage of the group. Jaimoe, a Connecticut resident, is a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band. And his swinging drumming on classic Allman Brothers Band tracks such as “Dreams” on the first selftitled album to “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” from “Idlewild South” to “Melissa” from “Eat A Peach” (remade on the new album) set the Allmans apart from the rest of the Southern rock pack. And Jaimoe’s jazzinflected playing infuses this latest set. And like his other group, Jaimoe’s Jassz Band weaves its way through a tasty journey of jazz, blues, and R&B. The new album will be

presented to the public for the first time at a gig at Bridge Street Live in Collinsville on Saturday. Saturday’s gig is also the opening of Jaimoe’s Jassz Band’s latest tour. We caught up with Jaimoe via email to talk to him about “Renaissance Man” and the gig in Connecticut. Observer; First of all, what can fans expect from the new album? Jaimoe: It’s real simple. I’m sure they’ll enjoy it. O: Talk to me about the musician line-up on the new album and what did they bring to the table creatively? J: Dave Stoltz is the bass player. He plays upright and electric bass. Bruce Katz is the piano player. He’s a writer, composer, arranger and one hell of a pianist. Junior

Jaimoe’s Jassz Band comes to Bridge Street Live in Collinsville Saturday. Mack is the guitarist and vocalist. Paul Lieberman plays sax and flute. He’s also a professional teacher at UMass. He also has a brand new album out himself. Kris Jensen plays sax and flute. He also is a composer and arranger. Reggie Pittman plays big band trumpet. He is also a teacher. Everyone has a distinct style. They have more of a variety of music than one person could possibly bring. They bring in much more personality.

O: Why launch your new album here at Bridge Street Live? J: In September 2010, we were supposed to open at Bridge Street Live but we had another gig scheduled a few towns over so we weren’t able to play. This is like us making up that missed show. I’ve been to Bridge Street Live a few times before. It’s a really nice place. O: Given your background in the Allman Bros., how much did jazz/ blues influence your playing in that band and how has the rock and roll sound of that band influence who you are today as a drummer? J: Everyone had their own style. We always played how we were feeling. I brought jazz to the band, while the other guys were playing what they were interested in. You just play how you’re feeling.

O: As a drummer, who are some of your favorites? J: All of them. Everything everyone does is just a little different than what everyone else does. Everyone is different whether it’s in a big way or small way. I was influenced by a lot of New Orleans drummers like Charles “Honeyboy” Otis and Smokey Johnson. O: In this day and age of computerized music, live drummers are getting more and more scarce. How do you feel about that? J: It’s no big deal. It’s still an instrument, just another way of getting your feelings out. Just like the electric piano, until people started hearing it, they hated it. If you don’t have the sound or idea in your head in the first place, it’s not going to work. If you do, it will work regardless of what instrument

you’re playing. O: You’re also launching your current tour with the Dec. 17 gig, what kind of itinerary do you have planned? J: We’re sticking to the U.S. and going down south. O: Given your years of touring, other than the States where is your favorite place to play? J: Just the stage. Any stage. O: Finally, what can fans expect from the Dec. 17 show? J: A great time and great music. Jaimoe’s Jassz Band plays Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 and $35. For more information, go to 41BridgeStreet.com or Jaimoe.com.

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‘Project Runway’ designer launches new holiday line By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR

You can own a little piece of Lifetime’s hit show “Project Runway” thanks to fashion retailer maurices, which has stores nationwide including one in nearby Torrington. The Midwest-based retailer has teamed up with Christopher Straub, a popular designer from “Project Runway” to offer a stylish line of holiday wear, including dresses and a line of accessories. Calling from his home in Minnesota, the former reality TV star explained that when he dreamt up the collection for maurices, “I definitely had a more wearable collection in mind.” Straub said the holiday collection for maurices, which was launched just after Thanksgiving, is intended for the woman who wants “to go out with the girls… and will go out to house parties and holiday events.” “It’s fun and flirty,” said Straub. “These are clothes that are meant to be accessible.” The designer’s line includes dresses as well as separates. The clothes run

‘Project Runway’ designer Christopher Straub has launched a new holiday fashion collection, which is available at maurices. maurices in Torrington carries the accessories line of the new collection. from size 1/2 to 13/14 for the dresses and XS to XL for the separates.

Before he started putting designs to paper for the collection, Straub said

he met with the staff of maurices, since they were the ones who knew the retailer’s customers best. (maurices describes its customers in press materials as “a savvy, fashionconscious girl with a twentysomething attitude.”) Armed with maurices expert knowledge, Straub said began pulling together a collection that met the needs of maurices’ entire customer base and was sellable. “Every step of the way, I went back to maurices (to check if I was on the right track),” said Straub. Besides a collection of holiday dresses and holiday appropriate accessories—such as jewelry, scarves, and handbags— Straub also has launched a fragrance called “Be Amazing.’ “That’s really exciting,” said Straub of “Be Amazing.” He explained, “I’ve done dresses and clothing all my life. This was a great opportunity to build a collection around not only what (my woman) looks like, but where she is going and what she will smell like.” To come up with the fragrance, Straub said he again turned to the experts at maurices.

One of the dresses from Christopher Straub’s new collection. Perfumers and chemists worked with Straub to come up with several different versions of the scent. And from these recipes, Straub picked his favorite. Then he ran the scent past the corporate offices at maurices to see if the scent worked for them. The overwhelming majority agreed with his

selection, Straub said. The resulting fragrance, Straub said offers up a floral/ citrus scent. As for the origin of the name of the fragrance, “Be Amazing,” Straub said the phrase dates back to his appearance on “Project Runway.” On one of the episodes, Straub said, “I never went to college nor design school but thought, ‘Someday, I’ll be amazing.’ This is my some day.” “This all come together with this fragrance,” said Straub. “I wanted to inspire women to be amazing.” As for what’s next for Straub, he said he is already working with maurices on a new spring collection. While the holiday collection was more about going out to parties, Straub said the new line will be more professional, focusing on clothing to wear to work as well as after work. Straub’s line of accessories is available at maurices at 59 South Main St., Torrington. For more information, call the store at (860) 482-4107. Christopher Straub’s holiday collection of dresses and separates is available on-line at maurices.com.


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Keep fitness off your New Year’s resolution list (ARA) - You’ve vowed to get fit with the start of each New Year. This year don’t. * Don’t wait. Leave the December binge/January purge cycle behind. If you tend to blow off moderation in favor of “treating” yourself and justifying poor choices, it’s time to reframe your approach. Vow to conquer the holidays in healthy ways. Start by taking the initiative to cook holiday meals so you can prepare healthy options, and during the party circuit, don’t succumb to the pressure to indulge. “Learn to say no thank you,” says Tom Nikkola, director of nutrition and weight management for Life Time Fitness. “Not ‘No thank you, I’m on a diet,’ or ‘No thank you, I’m trying to stick to my nutrition plan,’ because friends might give

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stick). Sign up for an athletic event in 2012, that will motivate you to keep moving in December - such as one of the 67 indoor triathlons hosted by Life Time. Katie Sloan of Chicago is recruiting friends and family to gather at the Santa Hustle 5K. “Growing up we had so many family traditions especially around Christmas,” Sloan says. “What better way to make sure we spend time together as a family and commence the holiday season?” She has convinced 25 loved ones that a 5K is the perfect mix of exercise and holiday fun. “Whether the race is completed in 24 minutes or 2 hours, it is something we get to do together,” she says. Spending time with people you care about, she added, is what makes the holidays

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Five tricks for celebrating the holidays with smart choices (ARA) - Celebrating with friends and family over the holidays can lead to one too many glasses of eggnog and slices of pumpkin pie. But just because the holidays include decadent indulgences, it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the celebrations and treats you love. There is a way to dive into the holidays with smart and satisfying choices, says Lisa Lillien, New York Times bestselling author and creator of HungryGirl.com. As you head into the holiday season here are Lillien’s top five tips and tricks to keep your taste buds rejoicing and your holidays delightful: • Say yes to the right passed hors d’œuvres: Is your company party looming and you’re already dreading the platters of mini quiches and pigs in a blanket? Don’t worry; just zero on in on the lean protein and veggies. Look for crudite with salsa and shrimp cocktail. These lowcalorie yet filling appetizers will take the edge off your hunger without weighing you down. • Happy hour done

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Kellie Lambert McGuire Observing The Arts In the mood for some sugar plum fun? CONNetic Dance’s “Nutcracker Suite and Spicy” will be performed at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday at The Aetna Theatre at The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford. This modern version of the famous ballet features the company’s signature fusion of athletic dance forms, including tap, jazz and hip hop, seasoned with their signature sense of humor. The show features an Ugly Sweater Party Scene, breathtaking Snow Ball and high-kicking Florettes. The music is a fun compilation of diverse music inspired by Tchaikovsky’s classic score.

Local artist Ethan Boisvert created the contemporary backdrop for the show. Tickets are $30. For more information, visit www.conneticdance.com or (860) 251-9194. KIDS MUSIC: Due to demand, Nickelodeon’s The Fresh Beat Band have added a second performance to its stop at the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford. The group will perform on March 22, at 2 and 5:30 p.m. The Fresh Beat Band, which is a group created for the TV show of the same name, features Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer as Kiki, Thomas Hobson as Shout, Tara Perry as Marina, and Jon Beavers as Twist. The musicians will perform hits from seasons one through three of the live-action music series. Fresh Beat Band party packages, which include a meet and greet with The Fresh Beat Band, will also be available for purchase. Tickets are available online at LiveNation.com. For more information on the tour, visit www.freshbeatbandlive.com. COOL “TOY” EXHIBIT: “Munny Madness,” a special exhibit featuring locally decorated Munny characters, will open with a gala from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

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Green Knight through the winter landscape of North Wales, and encounters challenges along the way. The performance is not meant for children under the age of 14 years. Admission is $10; tickets may be obtained by calling (860) 280-3130. The museum is located at 351 Farmington Ave. For more information, visit www.marktwainhouse.org. NEW DATE: The Palace Theater’s presentation of The Charlie Daniels Band, originally set for October, has been rescheduled for 8 p.m. on April 21. Tickets for the new date can be purchased at (203) 346-2000, online at www.palacetheaterct.org or in person at the box office at 100 East Main St. in Waterbury. Concertgoers who did not request a refund for the original date will be able to use their same tickets. The concert was postponed due to the untimely death of the band’s keyboardist, Joel “Taz” DiGregorio. In addition to the concert, the Palace’s Motorcycle Ride fundraiser and pre-show festival, which were also scheduled to take place on Oct. 15 and canceled out of respect for the band, have been rescheduled for April 21. The Motorcycle Ride will

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Blue Devils hit win column against Central By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER

PLAINVILLE – The Plainville girls basketball team got itself into the win column on Friday, Dec. 9. And in very impressive fashion.

Girls basketball The Blue Devils posted a very balanced attack and came away winners in its CCC South opener by a 4829 final from the Ivan Wood Gymnasium in Plainville. The win was a sensational bounce back for the Blue Devils as it dropped a hard fought 28-16 contest to Bloomfield two days previous while Central, who dropped a 59-54 home decision to a very good Hartford Public squad last Wednesday, gave it a good run but just couldn’t grab any lasting momentum in the game. It was a contest in which both squads were looking to break into the win column but Plainville simply took the initial lead and never gave it up. Turnovers doomed Central from the start and it was all downhill from there. “In the first half, we played decent defense and much better than we played

the other night” against Hartford Public, said Central coach Steve Gaudet. “We come down (the court), make one pass and it’s either a travel, it’s a force into the post, it’s a pass that’s deflected out from the wing to the point…just bad decisions, young decisions that don’t (help us) execute our offense.” “We just don’t trust the fact that it’s one pass and we’re done…we don’t let out plays develop and it’s just inexperience now, I guess.” The Blue Devils simply overwhelmed the Rams in just about every major category including rebounds, assists, steals and had fewer turnovers while outshooting Central from the free throw line by a 2-to-1 margin. And the Plainville defense was outstanding from start to finish. “It’s exciting to see what happens when we come together and we worked on both sides of the ball tonight,” said Plainville coach Jen Micowski. “Last Wednesday, we had a tremendous defensive effort with no offensive support (and) today, we had it at both ends.” “It’s exciting to see what the kids can do when they’re patience, when they let their offensive work for them and when they work together as a team.”

PLAINVILLE 48, BRISTOL CENTRAL 29 from the Ivan Wood Gymnasium, Plainville Bristol Central (0-1) 8 8 7 6 – 29 Plainville (1-0) 11 16 9 12 – 48 BRISTOL CENTRAL (29): Lauren Bossi 2-0-4, Jenn Fannon 0-0-0, Gretchen Edelman 3-0-6, Chandler Walker 2-0-4, Katie Raymond 0-00, Erika Monslave 2-5-9, Ashley Elder 3-0-6, Megan Riel 0-0-0, Tyra Talbot 0-0-0. TOTALS: 12-5-29. PLAINVILLE (48): Carly Martino 2-6-12, Melanie Warner 0-0-0, Abby Negro 0-0-0, Sarah Caron 0-0-0, Kiera Jackson 0-0-0, Katie Dressel 1-0-2, Rachel Lancaster 2-1-6, Kelsey Clemens 2-5-9, Mikayla Wells 1-1-3, Alle Caponigro 4-2-10, Nikko Dow 2-2-6. TOTALS: 14-17-48. Three-Point Goals: Martino (P) 2, Lancaster (P). Records: Plainville 1-1; Bristol Central 0-2.

Central, though down the entire game, trailed by only three points after one frame and cut a doubledigit deficit to six midway through the second before falling behind at the half 2716. The Rams couldn’t paste anything together and trailed by as many as 17 points in the third frame before settling on a 36-23 setback after three periods. Central cut it to eleven early in the final stanza but that deficit bounced to as many as 21 points before things were said and done. Plainville had better execution on the night, lived inside the paint and hit three huge three-pointers to open things up while getting contributions from up and down the lineup. Carly Martino scored all 12 of her points in a busy first half of play – including two three-pointers – while Alle Caponigro was all over the court and racked up an impressive 10 point effort.

Sophomore Kelsey Clemens went for nine points while freshman sharp shooter Rachel Lancaster hit a big threepointer and ended the game with six big points. Nikki Dow also chipped in six points while Mikayla Wells added three. Plainville tallied 11 offensive rebounds, made 12 steals and forced Central into 23 turnovers on the evening. For the Rams, no player tallied double figures in scoring but freshman Erica Monslave had nine points and three steals while junior Gretchen Edelmen and freshman Ashley Elder chipped in with six points apiece. The Rams got plenty of hustle from sophomore Chandler Walker as she added two steals to the defensive effort but Central just didn’t have its full package against the Blue Devils. Plainville started the game off with a 9-2 run as a

Plainville swimmers have busy season By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER

The Plainville boys swimming team held its first meet against Northwestern this past Wednesday which started a busy slate of meets for the Blue Devils. Plainville was an outstanding 12-3 last season overall and finished in second place in the CCC South with a 4-1 ledger. The Blue Devils ended the 2010-11 campaign taking fifth at the Class S championships while finishing fourth at the CCC South meet. Senior diver Peter Delena is a three time CCC South all conference pick and will look to pick up right where he left off this coming

Date Wednesday, Dec. 14 Friday, Dec. 16 Tuesday, Dec. 20 Tuesday, Jan. 3 Friday, Jan. 6 Tuesday, Jan. 10 Friday, Jan. 13 Tuesday, Jan. 17 Friday, Jan. 20 Tuesday, Jan. 24 Friday, Jan. 27 Tuesday, Jan. 31 Tuesday, Feb. 3 Tuesday, Feb. 7 Wednesday, Feb. 10 Monday, Feb. 21

season. He finished third in the One meter diving event at the Class S finals and will be joined by another CCC South pick this year, sophomore Andrew Rottier. Rottier was brilliant in the 400 meter events and will look to make another

Opponent vs. Northwestern vs. Litchfield vs. Suffield at Northwest at Newington vs. East Catholic vs. Simsbury at Rocky Hill at Farmington vs. Meriden duo vs. Southington at Berlin vs. Hartford Public vs. Bulkeley at Middletown at Bristol trio

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splash this season along with an extremely talented group. Here’s what the Blue Devils are looking at in terms of competition for the 2011-2012 campaign:

HIGH SCHOOL COACHES Plainville coaches are encouraged to send in their team results. Email them to mletendre@BristolObserver.com

three-pointer by Martino made it a seven-point game with 4:00 left in the first frame. But Central responded with a 6-2 period ending run of its own as a lay-up by Elder, off a Bossi feed, made it an 11-8 game after eight minutes of action. Again, Elder and Bossi hooked up to open the second frame and Central was within one but off a 9-0 burst, the Plainville lead ballooned out to 20-11 as two lay ups by Caponigro, a three by Lancaster and a lay in from Dow made it a nine point game with 5:22 left before intermission. Again, Central closed the gap and off a Bossi layup, it was only a 22-16 contest with 4:03 left. But another blistering three-pointer by Martino and a Caponigro lay in off a pretty pass by Lancaster made it a 27-16 affair at the half as Plainville retook a sizable edge in the game. “We pushed it right to the half break and it showed,” said Micowski. “We went in (to the locker room) with a lot of momentum. We talked about what was working for us instead of what we should change and that’s a big plus when you’re talking about positives at halftime and you’re filling those kids with things they’re doing well than try-

ing to make adjustments.” Off two free throws by Clemens, Plainville led 3417 with 4:34 left in the third and after a charity toss by Dow, the Blue Devils were in front 36-23 with one stanza to go. Central closed within 13 and tried to get it within 10 but off a conventional three-point play by Clemens, the game became a 46-25 affair with 1:43 to play. By that time, the hole was too big to dig out of as the Blue Devils moved to 10 in CCC South play with the 19-point victory. “I wasn’t too happy with the effort tonight,” said Gaudet. “There was a lot of standing around, not boxing out at times. It was just a sloppy effort tonight. We’re lucky it’s still early in the year because we still have time to build on things and let them develop.” For Plainville, it was a satisfying win and if efforts like the one against Central becomes a staple for Plainville, more victories will soon follow. “I think we did an excellent job jumping out to a great start,” said Micowski. “And then in the second half, we did an excellent job pushing the ball and really bringing it to Central.”

Blue Devils Scoreboard Plainville’s Upcoming Schedule Girls Basketball Date Opponent Monday, Dec. 19 Plainville at Bulkeley Thursday, Dec. 22 Plainville at Rocky Hill Boys Basketball Date Opponent Monday, Dec. 19 Bulkeley at Plainville Thursday, Dec. 22 RAM at Plainville Wrestling Date Opponent Wednesday, Dec. 21 Platt at Plainville Boy’s Swimming Date Opponent Tuesday, Dec. 20 Suffield at Plainville

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Blue Devils Scoreboard: For the Week ending Dec. 10: Girls Basketball Date Wednesday, Dec. 7 Friday, Dec. 9

Score Bloomfield 28, Plainville 16 Notes: Nikki Dow and Alle Caponigro each tallied four points. Plainville 48, Bristol Central 29


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SATURDAY, DEC. 17 BRISTOL SINGLES HOLIDAY HOUSE PARTY. Sponsored by Social Connections. At the home of Gail Fuller in Bristol. Dress to impress. $10 grab gift. 1-860582-8229. HOLIDAY CONCERT. Bristol String Orchestra. 3 p.m. Liberty Baptist Church, 265 Maple Ave. Free. (860) 589-3724.

HOLIDAY SUGAR RUSH. 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Bake and decorate holiday cookies and watch a holiday event. Young Adult Department, Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bring your own dough. Registration required. Registered at the young adult desk. WINTER HOLIDAY CRAFTS FOR CHILDREN AGES 5 AND UP. 10:30 a.m. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Limited to 24 participants. Bristollib.com, (860) 584-7790. CRAFT FAIR. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Bristolk Elks. Proceeds benefit the local St. Vincent de Paul Society. Tables still available for crafters. Bristol Elks, 126 South St., Bristol. (860) 583-3350.

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DEC. 17, 18 BRISTOL AMERICAN MADE PROFESSIONAL CRAFT FAIR. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 40 juried professional artisans from Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York selling their creations. Bristol Eastern High School, 632 King St., Bristol. $2. Bring this listing to receive a free raffle ticket to win a hand-painted iris heart tray made by participating artist Mark A. Bentz. Raffle tickets for $1.

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OLS. 4 p.m. South Church, 90 Main St., New Britain. Free will donation. MASTER STORYTELLER TOM LEE. 2 p.m. The Christmas at Camelot tale of “The Green Knight.” Mark Twain House, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Not recommended for those under 14. Admission is $10. (860) 280-3130.MarkTwainHouse.org

NOW thru DEC. 23 BRISTOL CHILDREN CAN MAKE A HOLIDAY ORNAMENT. To be placed on the Manross Library tree. Craft materials are available on a drop-in basis in the Children’s Area during regular library hours. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. No charge. Registration not required. (860) 584-7790.

ELKS FAMILY BREAKFAST. 811 a.m. at the Elks. $7 for adults, $4 children under 11.

THURSDAY, DEC. 22 BRISTOL ELKS FAMILY NIGHT DINNER. 5-6:30 p.m. at the Elks. Christmas buffet. $8 per person.

NOW OTHER WINTER SESSION AT TUNXIS. Registration is currently under way for Dec. 27 to Jan. 13 session. Courses meet Monday through Friday at accelerated pace. Art, management, computers, economics, history, mathematics, Spanish. Tunxis Community College, Route 6 and 177, Farmington. 1-860-255-3500. Tunxis.commnet.edu.

NOW PLAINVILLE PLAINVILLE AMERICAN LEGION POST 53. SAL Recruitment Drive. Restrictions apply. Call Jason (860) 5185130.

NOW OTHER BINGO. Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. Bingo starts at 6:50 p.m. Franco American War Veterans’

Place at 209 Smally Street, New Britain. (860) 223-9610, (860) 620-2735.

NOW thru DEC. 30 OTHER INDIVISIBLE: AFRICANNATIVE AMERICAN LIVES IN THE AMERICAS. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, Mashantucket. Free with museum admission. PequotMuseum.org

NOW to MARCH 18 OTHER SHARED SENSIBILITIES: THE ART OF SOL LE WITT AND HIS FRIENDS. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. MattatuckMuseum.org (203) 753-0381.

NOW thru DEC. 18 BRISTOL

NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY. 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Ring in the New Year with Norm Flash and Starfires. Dinner (filet mignon and chicken), and party favors. The French Model Club, 1375 East St., New Britain. (860) 223-9309.

THE 26TH ANNUAL SANTA’S WORKSHOP AT MRS. ROCKWELL’S PAVILION IN ROCKWELL PARK. Sponsored by Bristol Parks and Recreation Department. Thursday and Friday 6 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Visit the Winter Wonderland, talk with Santa Claus, receive a free candy cane, and make a holiday craft. Memorial Boulevard All Star Chorus sings on Thursday. Bristol Children’s Library presents story time on Friday and Saturday. A live petting zoo and horse drawn wagon rides, sponsored by the Bristol Chamber of Commerce, will be offered Saturday and Sunday. (860) 584-6160.

NOW BRISTOL HOLIDAY PLANTS FOR SALE. Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and on Saturdays through Dec. 3. Cyclamen and Christmas cactus. Candy Kitchen has turkey and pilgrim pops. Quarterpound boxes filled with four candies and jams and relishes. The Growing Center at the Bristol Adult Resource Center, 621 Jerome Ave., Bristol.

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TUESDAY, DEC. 20 PLAINVILLE HEARTBURN AWARENESS. 10 a.m. Students from the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy discuss effects of

heartburn on health, what foods should be avoided and how to minimize. Call Senior Center by Dec. 15 to register. Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., Plainville. (860) 747-5729.

NOW thru DEC. 29 OTHER YOGA. 5 to 6 p.m. Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain. Register at (860) 224-5433.

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‘DIANA, A CELEBRATION.’ The award-winning exhibition that chronicles the life and work of Diana, Princess of Wales. Princess Diana’s royal wedding gown and other designer dresses are on display. $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and Dream Card Holders, $15 for children 11 and under. Great Cedar Exhibition Area, Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Boulevard, Mashantucket. Foxwoods.com. DianaExhibiton.com

Support groups TUESDAY, DEC. 20 PLAINVILLE CAREGIVING CONNECTIONS, an Alzheimer’s support group. 10 a.m. Plainville Senior

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1998 CHEVY CAMARO Red w/custom pin stripes, body & interior mint cond., under 60K miles, fully loaded, T-tops, comes with 8 Alum 5-Star rims. MUST BE SEEN! Will need rear main seal. Asking $5,000. firm. Serious inquiries only. Call 860202-7067 or 860-826-5242 lv.msg. CHEVROLET 96 Beretta 1 owner, runs exc. $2000/best offer. Call 203-7595613 CHEVROLET 99 Lumina, gold, auto, 4dr, AC, all pwr, 100k, nice car! $2,200 Call 203-232-8282 CHRYSLER 97 Concord 4DR, V6, FWD, AT, loaded, 127K runs & looks exc. $995 203-232-5270 DODGE 02 Neon 4DR, green, 4 cyl, AT, PS, PB, AC, 130K Runs/looks great $2150 203-217-2676 FORD 98 Escort 4cyl, AT, PS, PB, AC, 4DR, Looks & runs exc. $1450. Call 203-518-1548 HONDA 03 Civic 2 door cp. Silver. Needs new head gasket. Body and int. in good shape. New radiator. $3500 as is .860-459-4536 HONDA 05 Civic EX 2dr 136k dealer serviced mi,Looks/Runs exc AT. Sroof, pwr windows/doors, alloy, $7700. 203-232-3357 HONDA 91 Accord LX. 4DR White. 4cyl, AT, AC, All Pwr, 72K run/look exc. $1950 203-217-2676 KIA 01 Ria 4DR, AT, 4cyl, Exc. cond. Runs new. $2150/best. Call 203-5961006. LEXUS 01 ES 300, Sharp silver/blk leather. All pwr, V6, AT, AC, CD, SR. $6400 203-232-8282 MAZDA 00 626 GS 4DR, Grey 4 cyl 5sp all power 150K runs new Mint cond. $2650 203-217-2676 MERCURY 04 Sable GS 111,000 mi., Florida car, non-smoking. $3500/best. Call 203-755-7155 SATURN 02 GX200 good condition. Call 203-758-0224. SATURN 03 Ion 4DR, 4cyl, FWD, 5spd, 142K 1 owner miles. Runs/looks exc. $2950 203-232-5270 SUBARU 98 Legacy Outback Ltd Wgn AWD, 166K 4cyl 5spd loaded, lthr $2300 203-982-8780 VOLVO 95 960 Station Wagon, 150k mi., private owner, runs good. $1500/ best 203-437-1125

Sport utility CHEVEROLET 97 Blazer LS Santa Red, auto, 4x4, AC, all pwr, extra clean, 140k, $2650 203-721-0925 TOYOTA 03 Rav 4. Black ext., sand beige int. 4WD, well maint. Exc cond $9600.Mdlby 203-598-7883

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Trucks & vans TOYOTA 01 Tacoma reg cab 4X4 AT AC tonneau Bedliner new tires, tune up,serv rec, exc cond,151K $7100, 203-881-9907

Parts & Repair 2 - 225-45R17 Cont. Pro Contact SSR Run Flat tires, like new, for BMW. $95 each. 860-302-1951 4 GOODYEAR SUV TIRES 1400 mi. 265/50R19, new $1.2k, used $600. 860-384-5173. SNOW TIRES: 4 Hankook 225/55 R17. wheels mangels. Price $225. 860747-0415 Tues - Saturday. TIRES 4 Turanza EL42, 245-50-R-18. 3 Dunlap Sport N-3, 245-50-R18 (snow tires) $80/ea. 860-567-0464 TIRES For Sale: 4 SNOW TIRES excellent cond. used 1 season Fits original equipment 215/50-17 Asking $150 for the set. Call 860 351-5456. TOOLBOX Polyethylene like new. Fits standard pickup, Locks. $300. 860283-8767, 203-808-3667

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ABANDONED CARS, TRUCKS & WRECKED VEHICLES WANTED $100. $200 & $300 & UP PAID. FREE PICK UP. CALL TOM'S 203-573-5605. CASH FOR CARS: Any Make, Model or Year. We pay more! Running or not, sell your car or truck today. Free towing. Instant Offer: 1-800-8710654. DONATE YOUR CAR, Truck or SUV to the Childhood Leukemia Foundation today. Tax deductible, free towing and fast, easy process. Call 1-877754-3227 or visit www.mycarfordonation.org DONATE YOUR VEHICLE, Love in the name of Christ. Free towing & nonrunners accepted. 800-549-2791. Help Us Transform Lives in the name of Christ. DONATE YOUR VEHICLE! Receive Free Vacation Voucher. United Breast Cancer Foundation. Free mammograms. Breast Cancer info www.ubcf.info. Free towing, fast non-runners accepted. 24/7. 1-888444-8216. SELL YOUR CAR, Truck or SUV today. All 50 states, fast pick-up and payment. Any condition, make or model. Call now 1-877-818-8848 www.MyCarforCash.net

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Careers Healthcare DENTAL FRONT DESK Approx 3032hrs/wk. Dental/ medical exp nec. Fax resume 860-621-2722

Human Services Residential Instructors Greater Waterbury Area IPP has full time opportunities providing for direct care needs in a group home setting. 2nd & 3rd shifts are available (3rd runs until 9am), pay is $11.50/hr. A HS diploma/GED, car, valid driver’s license, good driving record, criminal background check and drug screens are required. Call 203.317.2700 x110 for an application. EOE. Medical Receptionist – Full-time. Med/surg practice. Southbury/ Waterbury. Prev. med. off. Exp. Required. Requires excellent communication & computer skills. Please e-mail resume to dottie@aesthetique.com

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Nursing The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) is a 109-bed, acute care facility that has evolved into Northwest Connecticut’s premier healthcare provider offering the highest quality medical services, physicians, and state-of-the-art facilities.

Clinical Supervisor Per Diem Qualified candidates will possess a current and valid Connecticut RN License, and acute care exp.. For more information about CHH and our desirable Litchfield County location, or to apply online, visit www.charlottehungerford.org. Or contact Human Resources at: The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, 540 Litchfield Street, Torrington, CT 06790. F/860-496-6631. E-mail: recruit@hungerford.org EOE

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AUDITORS INVENTORY COUNTERS $9.50/HR Waterbury/Danbury Area No experience nec., paid training. Reliable transportation & email required. RGIS offers a group health plan after 90 days employment. Pre-apply on line at: rgis.com Job Number INV00334 RGIS EOE 203-877-7200 CARPENTER experienced familiar with comm'l construction. Call 203-631-5595

CDL & Non- CDL DRIVERS Drivers wanted for plowing, Exp'd, Valid CT License call Mark at 203-758-4960

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OPHTHALMIC TECH/ DOCTORS ASST for Southbury eye care practice. Approx. 32 hrs per wk. Email resume: progressiveeyecare@yahoo.com

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Computers: Software Project Manager needed w/Masters* deg or foreign equiv in Electronics & Communication Engg or Comp Sci & 1 yr exp in job offered. *Will accept Bach deg or foreign equiv in Electronics & Communication Engg or Comp Sci & 5 yrs progressive work exp in lieu of Masters* deg or foreign equiv & 1 yr exp in the following job duties: Plan, organize, direct & coord mainframe technologies using OOA&D techniques, SDLC principles & s/ware dsgn patterns. Analyze application s/ware w/ COBOL, IDMS, DB2, Eazytrieve, CICS, Java & .Net. Gather system reqmts from clients & translate UML diagrams & RUP docs. Dvlp, maintain & track comprehensive project plans using MS Project. Exp as Sr. Technical Consultant acceptable. Mail res to: Virpie, Inc. 1 Reservoir Office Park #208, 1449 Old Waterbury Rd, Southbury, CT 06488 Job loc: Southbury, CT, 1 Reservoir Office Park, Ste 208, 1449 Old Waterbury Rd, Southbury, CT 06488 COOK WANTED PT Exp'd in Italian cooking. Apply: Mario's 1650 Watertown Ave., WTBY. CUSTODIAN Part time for church to clean facility & set up for functions. Flexible hrs. Background check. Call 203-879-1293

Help wanted DRIVERS Class A or B. Hazmat & TWIX Card. Medical & 401K. Tuxis-Ohr's Fuel, 80 Britannia St., Meriden, CT. DRIVERS-PYLE TRANSPORT needs OWNER OPERATORS & COMPANY DRIVERS! Regional Truckload Operations. HOME EVERY WEEKEND! 0/0 Average $1.84/Mile. Steady, YearRound Work. Requires CDL-A, 2 Yrs Exp. Call Charity: 888-301-5855. www.DriveforPyle.com

Drivers: Start up to $.41/mi. Home Weekly or Bi-Weekly CDL-A 6 mos. OTR exp. Req. Equipment you’ll be proud to drive! (888) 247-4037

DRIVERS Transportation Broker seeks OWNER/OPERATORS to perform routes in Cromwell,CT. Req: Cargo van, valid DL/ insur, clean MVR, bckgrd, drug screen. 877-335-3278

DRIVER The Curtin Livery Co is seeking responsible, reliable and dependable people with an STV lic. to drive P/T Morn & Afternoon shifts Apply in person 9-4pm, 77 Store Ave, Waterbury DRIVERS CDL-A Drivers

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CHILDCARE FT & PT Positions available. Southington Stork Club 860276-1031. for info.

CHILDCARE PRESCHOOL & TODDLER TEACHERS Education a plus. CDA pref. Full benefits call 203-528-0123 AIRLINES ARE HIRING. Train for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified. Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-202-0386.

APPOINTMENT SETTERS PT Flex hrs. Exp. preferred. Dependable & strong speaking voice req. 203-758-6559 ATTN; EXP. REEFER DRIVERS Great Pay/Freight Lanes from Presque Isle, ME. Boston-Lehigh, PA. 800-2770212 www.primeinc.com

Accounts Receivable – Credit and Collections Are you detailed orientated and accurate? Are you an organized team player who can multitask and has excellent communication skills? Jensenʼs Inc. has an immediate opening. General duties include monthly billing and processing payments to residentʼs accounts, preparing bank deposits, statements and late notices. Collection Experience a definite plus. Must be proficient on MS Word, Excel, and Outlook. We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package. Qualified candidates should send resume & cover letter w/salary requirements to: HR Mgr., Jensenʼs Inc., P.O. Box 608, Southington, CT 06489. Email: HR@jensencommunities.com or fax 860.793.6989.

CLEANERS P/T in Wtby, night shift 11:00 P.M - 1:45 A.M., $10/hr. call 203-335-2361 leave message

FLATBED DRIVERS! NEW EQUIPMENT ·Great miles & pay ·Benefits after 30 days ·Regular hometime ·Dry Van available, too! ·Multiple runs available CDL Graduates Needed 888-698-3207 DRIVERS CDL, Passenger Endors. Comp. salary, health ben. &vac. Land Jet Bus 203-755-1647

DRIVERS YELLOW CAB CO is seeking Drivers & Dispatchers. Must be responsible, reliable & dependable F/T or P/T. Night shift avail. APPLY IN PERSON: 10-AM - 3 PM, 77 Store Ave., WTBY

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Help wanted Education Regional School District 12 (Washington, Bridgewater and Roxbury) Opening: District Network Manager Start date: January 3, 2012 (or as soon thereafter as possible) Full-time, 12-month position Region 12 is looking for an energetic and experienced individual to assume district-wide leadership for an IT department that has responsibility for such critical areas as the Region’s computer network, website, school and district data collection and reporting, oversight of support staff in each building who are charged with computer operations and use, and other tasks (Described in greater detail at ww.region-12.org, Employment Opportunities) as assigned. The successful candidate will have broad-based information technology experience, will be a graduate of a technical or business program with emphasis on IT, will be organized, and a proven problemsolver. Applicants should have five (5) or more years of experience in the IT or a related field. Please go to www.region-12.org to submit an application on-line. Applications for the position will be accepted until the opening is filled.

ELECTRICIAN 2 yrs exp in residential req'd call 203-496-0664 Service Electrican. ELECTRICIAN Supermarket exp a plus Send resume RA1210 c/o Rep-Amer., PO Box 2090, Wtby CT 06722

EYELET TOOLMAKER To develop & build new tools and maintain existing tools on US Baird & Farrels. Excellent Pay Rate Overtime & Benefits Call 203-879-2529 or Fax Resume 203-879-5315

GEMCO Manufacturing Co. Inc. EXPERIENCED TOOL DESIGNER (FOURSLIDE/POWER PRESS) ASSISTANT QUALITY MANAGER Gemco Mfg. is seeking to fill these key positions. The ideal candidates should be interested in the potential for long term employment with a solid, family owned, industry leader. Each of these positions may be considered a path towards a management role within the company. Gemco offers competitive wages and benefits, 401k match and a clean, safe work environment. Please e-mail your resume to: Opportunities @gemcomfg.com or visit us at 555 West Queen St., Southington., CT Tel: (860) 628-5529 Fax: 860-628-9120

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Help wanted HVAC Commercial Air Conditioning contractor looking for experienced persons to assist in the installation of HVAC equipment and ductwork. Send resume with your contact info via emal ac2000@charter.net or fax 203-426-7799 MANAGER/ ASSISTANT MANAGER Full Time positions available. Management exp. (Human Serv. exp. pref'd) but will train. Apply at 35 Elm St., Naugatuck or www.icesonline.org MANUFACTURING ESCO/SWISS SCREW MACHINE OPER ATOR Exp'd individuals for 1st and 2nd shifts. Person with Swiss Screw machine exp also considered. Good benefit & / bonus program. CURTIS SCREW CO. 10 Industrial Rd., Prospect. NEED CDL DRIVERS A OR B with 2 yrs. recent commercial experience to transfer motor homes, straight trucks and tractors and buses. www.mamotransportation.com 1800-501-3783.

OFFICE POSITION Small mfg. co. seeking HR/ADP payroll individual with familiarity in office accounting. AP and AR experience a plus. Looking for a self starter who can also help in other key office functions. Salary commensurate with experience. Fax resume to 203757-2205.

PART-TIME CLERK POSITION Extensive public contact. Legal background a plus. Must be willing to attend classes to become certified. Send resume to Town Clerk, 100 Bentley Drive, Harwinton, CT 06791. Deadline is December 30, 2011

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RECEPTIONIST Small blueprinting company located in Plainville looking for friendly, detail oriented person to perform general administrative tasks including answering phones, receiving customers, invoices, etc. Must have basic computer skills. Please email resume to: Christine at chris@advanedrepro.net

PURCHASING & PROCUREMENT PRO FESSIONALS wanted at local expanding manufacturer of energy efficient LED lighting products. Please submit resumes to i2Systems, 355 Bantam Lake Rd., Morris, CT, 06763 attention Human Resources or email us at:

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REPORTER Seeking energetic, passionate fulltime reporter who believes content counts for a competitive daily reporting job in Litchfield County, Conn. Beat includes education and social services, plus regular GA and breaking news. Job requires both enterprise reporting and daily coverage with substance. Multimedia skills necessary to show your talents across print and online platforms. Degree and 2 years experience preferred.

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Apply Online www.Maidorganic.com HAIR STYLIST/ BARBERS- Available soon. Private work stations for rent in Waterbury's East End. Ample parking. For details, Call John: 203-753-0166 HOUSE CLEANERS $10 + per hour, Day time housecleaning avail. Must be reliable and have own transportation. Call Ann at 860-673-1943.

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Able to load machines up to 20k lbs and run a crew on the job. Rigging experience necessary. Machinery knowledge is a plus. CDL and tractor trailer exp is most desirable. Send resume to joew@globalmachinebrokers.com or call for appt 860-484-4449

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EMT WINTER COURSE RN- Instructor needed to teach CNA classes for day and/or evenings. Send resume to koenig@educationconnection.org, or fax resume to 860567-3381. Call Heidi Koenig for more info at 860-567-0863 or 1-800-3004781 and leave a message. AA/EOE.

ROOFING HELP WANTED EPDM EXP. FT. Must have own transp. Call 203-5587663. lv msg. SERVICE ADVISOR Exp. in Tire Sales & Auto Repair Sales. Good phone skills, 203-650-1386. EOE

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Merchandise Antiques CLAW-FOOT OAK TABLE& CHAIRS w/matching buffet.Over 100yrs oldpristine cond. $650 860-816-3517

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ELECTRIC ORGAN Yamaha w/ bench & music books $200. 203-233-1489 ELECTRIC WINDOW CHRISTMAS CANDLES $1.00 each. 7' Pine Christmas tree, still in box, exc. cond. $50. Robeson conv. 22500 BTU kerosene heater, portable $50. 860-621-3594.

ELLIPTICAL Nordic Track ASR 700 Elliptical, like new, hardly used, $450. Buyer responsible for moving equipment. (860) 604-8940 FOOZ-BALL game $25. Nail Art Brush Compressor $85. Call 203-757-6849 GENERATOR Coleman MAXA 4,000 ER PLUS $350 call 860-283-4137 anytime.

860-621-5980 Articles for sale ALPINE STAIR STEPPER Good cond. $25. Conair Prof. Clothes steamer, used twice $20. Reactor Int'l gaming system, new $20. Call 860-628-0168. ART- a long time art collector of American, European & Asian oil paintings, water colors & other mediums wants to sell all or parts of his collection of several hundred pieces. 860- 567-2167 ARTIFICIAL CHRISTMAS TREE 6ft prelit-slim 45$ 860-816-3517 BABY FURNITURE, Walker, activity center, bathtub, 4 bins, girl's clothing (0-18 mo's) 203-264-9259 BALLYS LIFETIME MEMBERSHIPS 2 @$500 each, approx $50 annual dues. Contact (203) 284-3553 or dvcmemberdjb@comcast.net CARD TABLE and four chairs $44. Portable Singer sewing machine, free arm $15, stitch function $35. 860-628-7446. CHANGING TABLE: $50. Blue Saucer walker $10. Musical swing $40. All in excellent condition. Call Sherri @ 860-621-6104. COOKTOP STOVE $250 Refrigerator $200. Sony 36" TV $150, All in exc. cond. Call 203-757-1911

WANTED DRIVERS: tractor and trailer Mechanics, Welders and Painters for all 6 New England States. Drivers-2 years experience in petroleum, hazmat and twic required. Outstanding pay and benefits. Apply online at jpnoonan.com-employment tab for application or call Rex @ 860-428-2620. WANTED: Volunteers to temporarily assist with care for my son, who has Cerebral palsy. My husband had an operation, and will be incapacitated for 3 mons. Hours are flexible. Help from the Community would be greatly appreciated. Karen in Bristol. 860-356-5866.

DESK 34x24Dx29H, lift top, light wood also chair and lamp. $30. 860-7360210.

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Friday, December 16, 2011 Articles for sale GLIDER with ottoman $75. Call 203-757-1911 GOLF CLUBS w/ carts. 2 sets, 1 women's, 1 men's. Olympia typewriter, self correcting, exc. cond. Call 203-879-2284 6-8pm HOT TUB: 2011 Model, 6 person, 46 jets, Ozonator, Aromatherapy. All options w/cover. Brand new in package, never hooked up. Full Warranty. Original Cost $9,000 Sacrifice $3,500.00. Can Deliver (203) 232-8778. JENN-AIR electric convention oven. Black/chrome, like new! $250. 10 gallon whole house humidifier $35. Call 203-729-7829 LENOX CHINA Hummingbird crystal dinner set. Collect. stamps, books, china plates. Best offer. 203-5193163 OIL FILLED RADIATOR Electric heater, 3 speed, ideal for bedrooms, family rooms and basements. $35 or BO. 860-357-3825.

PAPER END ROLLS Starting at $4.00 up. Various sizes and weights. Great for packing, wrapping, children's art projects etc. Available at Step Saver, 213 Spring Street, Southington. Mon.-Fri. 8:30am-5:00pm. PARTIAL OUTDOOR NATIVITY SET. Fiberglass. $100. 860-589-4138 or eves. 860-583-1292. POWER BRUSH Ariens All-Seasons Power Brush. Excellent Condition. $1650. 860-567-1505. R/C PLANES kits and accessories. $30-$400 Call 203-729-9021 SALOMON WOMEN'S SKI BOOTS. Size 6½, new, still in box. $75. 203903-6423. SEARS KENMORE Quiet Comfort 14 humidifier, 2 water tanks. (new) no box. Retails $169. Sale. $99. 860-7478385. TRACTOR John Deere, Model LX 255, w/rear bagger, hydrostatic drive, low hrs, mint cond. $1500/best 203272-4718

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Articles for sale YODLE WOOD BURNING STOVE; Good condition $200 or best offer. 860-589-5011.

Auctions WANTED TO PURCHASE Antiques & Fine Art, 1 item or entire Estate or Collection, Gold, Silver, Coins, Jewelry, Toys, Oriental, Glass, China, Lamps, Books. Textiles, Paintings, Prints, almost anything old. Evergreen Auctions 973-818-1100. Email evergreenauction@hotmail.com

Computers/ accessories E-MAC for sale comes with keyboard, mouse and a few extras $75 Call (860) 479-0447 HARD DRIVE 40 GB harddrive for sale, $25 or best offer. 860-479-0447

Furniture CEDAR CHEST Brand new Cherry by Powell with upholstered seat 46 x 17 x 21 will sacrifice $300.00 call 860589-2247 9AM to 3PM CHEST 5 drawers, 4 shelves $200 or best offer. Polyester/fiber recliner (brown) $150. Call 860-302-0917. CURIO CABINETS (4)2 Golden Oak Traditionals 30"Wx20"Dx80"H, 1 Lite Oak Corner Unit, and 1 Lite Oak Contemporary W/ Arched Top. All 4 come w/ extra custom cut glass shelves. Asking $250.00 each. Call Pete @ 860-839-1327 SOFA: Loveseat and one chair. Print design. Blue recliner. Very good cond. $500 for all. 860-583-5142.

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NOW! stepsaver.com VCR (SILVANIA) still in box unopened. $25. (203) 901-3696 WASHER $100. Dryer $125. Wing back chair $75. Marble top table with Singer sewing machine base $100. Hope chest $75. or BO. 860-846-0069. Must pick up items. WASHER & DRYER Good condition. $350. Regulation size pool table. $600. 860-919-3758. WASHER Frigidaire, exc. cond. $65, vintage 5 pce maple DR set w/5 chairs, exc. cond. $400. Full size maple BR set 2 dressers, 1 mirror, head/ft boards average cond. $250. Antique working Victor Victrola $300, tall brass lamp $25, maple TV table w/drawer $35, more. For appt 203-754-7925 WOOD BURNING STOVE INSERT for a masonry fireplace. Used. Avalon 945. $1100 203-263-5145

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The Step Saver/ The Observer Tag/estate sales ASK FOR Your free "TAG SALE KIT" which includes Balloons, Tag Sale Signs, Pencils, Tip Sheet and Inventory Sheet when you place your Tag Sale Ad in the Step Saver/Observer reaching nearly 98,000 readers in Southington, Plainville, Bristol! Call today! 860-628-9645. PLAINVILLE huge end of year estate sale-6 estates plus huge lot Greenwich Interior Designer furniture, art, lamps, rugs, light fixtures, collectibles, china, etc. All moved to one location-311 East St. Saturday 12/17 & Sunday 12/18 9am. til 4pm. www.estatesaleladies.com

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MACHINIST TOOLS measuring, cutting and tool making, wanted to buy. Call 203-525-9780 WANTED Diabetic Test Strips, Cash paid up to $10/box. Will pick up. Call Don 203-733-8234

Pets & Animals Household pets BullDogs, Schnoodles, Maltie Poo, Yorkies, Boxer, Rots, Yorkie Poo, Chihuahuas 150 + Call 860.930.4001 DACHSHUND AKC F. Black with brown. Lovable, all shots. Great Christmas gift. 8 mos. old. 860-582-2832 FREE 2 Young adult neutered male cats. Healthy and clean. Shots current. short hair, well trained. 860621-1724.

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OAKVILLE 193 & 175 DiNunzio Rd 4RMs each. no smoke/pet. sec/cr ck. $50 rebate if pd by the 1st. 860-756-0183 OAKVILLE 2br, 2nd flr Heat & Hot Water Included. $850+sec. No pets. Call 203-808-1030 OAKVILLE Riverside St. Nice apt, 2BR $650. No pets. Off st. prkg. Nice area. 203-335-2567. PLAINVILLE: 2 bedroom apt. $925 mon. Heat & hot water included. 860-223-2180. PLAINVILLE, Clean, quiet efficiency apt. Laundry avail. Minutes from pharmacy, restaurants shopping. $540/mo. No Utils. Qual. Applicants Only. Call 860-680-2363.

For Rent PLAINVILLE BRISTOL 1 BEDROOM 1 BEDROOM APARTMENTS

AARON'S Buys Old Tools antique hand tools, clocks, machinist, carpentry, workbench tools 203-525-0608

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IMMACULATE SECURITY BUILDING FULLY APPLIANCED AND CARPETED ACCESS TO ROUTE 72 AND I-84

$600.00 to $700.00/MO. (860) 584-2800 Ext. 210 BRISTOL 1 ½ bd. New appliances, new carpeting, plenty of parking. $500 mon. Call Mario 860-463-8311. BRISTOL 2 Bedrooms available. Sec. & credit ref. No pets. No util. $950. 860-748-0721 for more info.

BRISTOL APARTMENTS 1&2 BEDROOM ALSO STUDIO APARTMENTS STARTING AT $650.00 Heat & hot water included in all apartments. Electricity included in studio apartment Off-street parking on Busline Call Pete (860) 478-3261

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1 STUDIO APARTMENT $500 + UTIL CALL 860-518-9183 TERRYVILLE 2 BR, 1st flr. Hk ups, storage, gar., garbage pick up. $850 + sec. Jan. 1. 860-583-3285 THOMASTON, 1 BR studio apt 3rd flr $650. Very clean, no pets. Call 203-305-7465, 203-888-0241

Apartments for rent WATERBURY 2BR, Town Plot, quiet, No pets Appls $750/mo +sec. Call 203-7682331 or 203-729-4912 WATERBURY 2BR w/sunroom. New kit., big yard, beaut. close to 84. $925. Kim Swircenski Broker 203-558-6824 WATERBURY 3 BR, 3rd Flr, newly renovated, $675+sec. No pets. 203-5252811/203-596-1627

WATERBURY 334 Willow St 2nd flr., 6RM 4BR, w/d hkup, No Pets, $700 call 203545-6877 WATERBURY 37 Laurel St. 4 BR, many updates$800 47 Giles St. 2.5 BR, new kit., wind, HW flrs $750 37 Central Ave . 1 BR, fully remod., everything new. Starting @ $785 Call 203-695-2117/ 347-417-1880 WATERBURY 3BR all renovated, close to new school. New windows. N.Main St. $725. 860-305-4361 WATERBURY 4br, 83 Waterville St. $900/mo. security req'd. 203-757-3808 WATERBURY 51 Draher St. 3rd flr., 1.5BR, renov, great prkg, lndry, priv. yard, secure bldg. $600. OAKVILLE 1BR 1st flr w/fp. off st prkg. yard. $575. 860-3054361, 203-843-8006 WATERBURY APARTMENTS & HOUSES 1, 2, & 3 BRs. Many to chose from. Ron 203-668-8692. Amity Realty Group WATERBURY

Austin Heights Apartments Is Now Accepting Applications. We have Some Units Where Rents Are Based on Income. Our Units include Heat & Hot Water. Please Call the Management Office At (203) 5969404 For Your Appointment Today!

THOMASTON Cute 2BR 1 ba, no smoke/pets, Off st prkg. WD hkup., Avail. Now. $750+dep. 203-510-6738 TORRINGTON $200 OFF FIRST MO. RENT! WEST RIDGE APARTMENTS Newly renov., beautiful 1 & 2 BR, $675$775. Ht/HW incl. On site lndry. Prking, storage sp. Credit ck. + 1 mo. rent req. Please call Wilca @ 866-255-9997 WATERBURY 1& 2BR Apts Appliances, no pets. starts at $625. 55 Pemberton St. 203-756-7719 WATERBURY 1 BR, 3rd Fl, Priv. str prkg, perfect for 1 person, No Pets/Smoke, $490 +1st, last & sec. call 203-510-7795

Waterbury – Bunker Hill Bright sunny large 2BR, 5 rm apt, 2nd flr in private house. Off street parkg, back porch, huge yard, close to park & hwys. $800/mo + sec. No pets, no smokg. Cred/ref call 203-574-1840 WATERBURY- Charles St., 2nd flr, 6 rms, 3 BR, clean, stove, refrig, Sec. 8 ok, no pets. Prkg. $700 203-592-0848 WATERBURY East End 1 bedrm recently renovated, prkg & storage room, $680 No pets 914-673-4647.

EAST BERLIN 2 bd. on-site parking & laundry hook-ups. Non-smoking. No pets. 860-829-0380.

WATERBURY 1730 Thomaston Ave. 2nd & 3rd flr 3BR, hdwd flr., No pets. $850. 203808-0426/233-9256

NAUGATUCK 1 & 2 BR apart, nice, quiet, priv. semi furn. $700 & $1000/mo + util. Cr. ck./sec. 203-729-7856

WATERBURY 1BR , near mall and hosp. Baldwin St. Busline, stove, refrig., $500+sec. 203-755-8863, 203-437-0536

WATERBURY East End lg. 2 room (studio) efficiency apt, lots of closets, eat-in kit., private home $575. 203-437-5016/207-323-2640

NAUGATUCK 1BR 3rd flr., no pets $625 2BR 1st flr no pets. mint cond $750 3BR house full bsmt $1300. VIEIRA AGENCY 203-729-4561

WATERBURY 1st. flr 2BR Judith La. remod. all new, very good area, safe, quiet, off st prkg. $800 203-879-3796

NAUGATUCK 256 N.Main St.. 3-4BRs, 2 flrs., WD hkup, new carp., fresh paint, sec. 8 ok. $1000. 203-729-5296

WATERBURY 2 & 3BRs available. Sec 8 ok clean & ready to move in! 1st+Sec Req. Robert 914-469-8993

NAUGATUCK 2BR, 2nd Fl, gas heat, no pets. $775121 Aetna St. Sec 8 OK, call 203-596-7502 NAUGATUCK 2BR, quiet area, off str prkg, No pets, Cr Ck, Ref & Sec a Must $750/mo call 203-206-6965

WATERBURY 2 BR, 1st fl., w/d hkup, $900 Section 8 welcome. Off st prkg. 203-922-2976 WATERBURY 2 BR $675 & 3 BR 1ST fL $825 beaut near busline, No smoke/ pets 203437-1701/203-509-4296

PIANO Wurllitzer Spinnet Cherry Excellent Condition $500. 203 272-8939 after 6:00pm

3 BD $1200 MONTH + UTILITIES OIL HEAT

STEREO Crosley '4 in 1' stereo; phono, CD, cassette AM/FM, $60/best offer. (203) 901-3696

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VIOLIN, FLUTE, CLARINET, TRUMPET Trombone, amplifier, fender guitar $69 each. Cello, upright bass, Saxophone, French horn, drums $185 each. Tuba, Baritone horn. Hammond organ, others 4 sale. 1-516377-7907.

NAUGATUCK 2nd flr., 2.5 BR stove, refrig, quiet neighborhood. Asking $825 call 203-723-6724

WATERBURY 2BR 1 off street parking spot, Sect. 8 ok. No pets. $800/month. Last mo. rent & sec. dep. 203-565-5836

1 BD $750 MONTH + UTILITIES GAS HEAT

NAUGATUCK 2nd flr 3BR , w/appls $875 priv prkg, sec req. NO pets 203-729-1447 or 203-841-7874

WATERBURY 2BR, 1st. flr $800, 2nd flr $750. New remod., appl., off-st. park., W/D hk-up, N. Main 203-560-0101

NAUGATUCK 3BR , a p p l i a n c e s , p a r k i n g , deck, quiet dead end $895. 203-560-4679

WATERBURY 2BR, 3BR 1st flr Apts remodeled, off st. prkg., on busline. Sec. 8 OK $700 & up 203-410-5500

YAMAHA ELECTONE ORGAN excellent condition. $250. Call 860-3020970.

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NAUGATUCK West Side, 1st 5 RMS, 2 Full Baths, Garage & off str prkg, No Pets, $850/mo 203-756-4148

WATERBURY 2BR, Bunker Hill area. Incl. H/HW, WD, stove, refrig. Off st prkg. $875. 860-945-0890

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WATERBURY Studio, 2BR, 3BR apts newly renov. 42 Johnson St. $575, $700,$850 Incl H/HW 203-558-1979 WATERBURY- Town Plot, adorable 1 BR, new kitchen, off-st. park., no pets/smoke $650/mo. 203-527-8199 W A T E R B U R Y T o w n P l o t Huge updat ed 3BR near all, lnry rm, no pets sec. 8. $1100. 914-906-5489 WATERTOWN 1st flr, 5 RMs, Stove, Refrig., Carpet, No pets. 860-274-3936 or 203-558-3552. WATERTOWN 2 family, 3BR 1.5 bath, WD hkup, no smoke/ pets. 1.5 mo sec.+cc. $900. no utils.. 860-274-5956

WATERTOWN 4BR apt. near Rte 8. Off st prkg. WD hkup, $975/mo. sec. dept, 1st mo. 860-567-8594

Condos for rent WATERBURY Baldwin St. Spac. 1BR, cln, quiet, off st prkg. NO utils. $500/mo 203-400-2400

WATERBURY- 1 BR, quiet building, all utilities included. John St. $580 Call 860489-7442/ 203-768-9196

WATERBURY 1st Fl, 2 BR, 2nd flr 3BR avail.. Appli w/w crpt, very clean. Sect 8 ok. Call 203-982-3885

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EASTGATE APTS. Spacious studio & 1 BR 55 & over includes elect., heat, H/W range, refrig, carpet. Lots of extra amenities. $677/Studio & 1 BR/$875. Section 8 welcome. Call Mattie wkdays/ 203-575-1680 ext. 112 Eastgate Apts., LLC Equal Housing Oppty.

WATERBURY heart of Town Plot, 1st fl, 2BR, off-st pkg, Wtr & appls incl. $900/mo+sec. 203-560-6367 WATERBURY lg, clean 2BR apart., quiet house 3rd flr, w/d, 318 Willow St. $675. Sec. 8 OK. 860-350-4221 WATERBURY Nice 3BR apt, 1st Flr, HW flrs, prkg. Near Kennedy H.S. Sec. 8 ok. $850 +utils 203-543-6229 WATERBURY nice 3BR apt. 2nd flr., appls., EIK, pantry, walkin closets, new Brass Mill mall and buses. No pets/smoke. $775. 203-748-8694

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RIDGEGATE APTS 2 Story T/H 2-3 BR h/hw Incl. appls. prkg, w/d hkup Hdwd Floor small pets OK Start $850 1st Mo Free, Sec 8 OK CALL (203) 575-1680 Ext. 106

NAUGATUCK 2BR 1.5 ba twnhse. Lg. rms, DW, WD, Big Closets, Bsmt, End Unit Patio, $1095 203-597-7355 PLAINVILLE/SOUTHINGTON townline. 1 bd. Appl., W/D, $635 mo. + security. 860-589-4005 or 860-796-2459. WATERBURY 1BR w/garage & all appl's. W/D, Storage room. $725/mo. Avail. Dec. 1. 203-592-9330

WATERBURY- 2 BR, 1.5 BA TH, Perkins Hill. bkfst bar, W/D hk-up, end unit, no pets/smoke. $825 860-256-7115 WATERBURY 2 BR, T/H 1.5 BA, Fin basement. All electric. Angel Drive, $875/mo call 917-346-3594 WATERBURY 2br, 1.5 bath, LR, kit. Lndry hkup. no pets. $850/mo. 1mo. sec & dep. . Call Luis (203) 410-8488 WATERBURY $795 remodeled, brick & stucco Tudor style, W/D, appl'd, Carpet. No smoke/pets 203-879-9509 800-232-1647 Waterbury Angel Dr., 1BR $650 3BR $895. w/d hk-up Sect. 8 OK CALL 203-617-7576

WATERBURY East End Great 1 BR w/ oak cabinets, deck, W/D hk-up. Quiet location on dead-end st. $700 Call 203510-2281 WATERBURY East End super nice 2BR. 1.5 ba., w/huge deck, new flrs., DW. & WD hkup. Quiet loc. on dead end. $800/mo. 203-510-2281 Waterbury NEW CONDO Town Plot 2BR, CA, gas heat, 1.5 ba, hdwd flrs., appls. $1000. sec/ref -NO PETS 2 0 3 - 2 1 7 - 2 3 7 2 WATERBURY Town Plot Condo 2BR, 1.5 ba., $950/month. Call after 6pm, 203888-6406 WATERBURY West Side Luxury Twnshe, 2BR, 1.5 ba., CA, frplc., 1 car gar., $1100. 203-723-1700 WATERBURY / WOLCOTT LINE Nice spac apt 2BR, 1½BA. EIK. storage, H/ HW incl., $850 203-755-2197


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NAUGATUCK/MIDDLEBURY 9 Evelyn Dr. 9 rm house w/inlaw setup. $1575. 203400-0668, 203-723-2448 PROSPECT 4RM house for rent, private. No pets or smoke, security & credit check 203-758-3891 THOMASTON- 2 BR, 1.5 BA, no smoke/pets. $1350/mo., 1st, last. Call 860-309-4399 after 6pm

THOMASTON - 2 BR, 2 BA, garage, nice area, appl. included, brand new remod.. $1100/mo. 203-509-2828 WATERBURY BunkerHill Dup. 3br 1.5b.$1200/mo 1st, 1.5 mo sec. 203560-9539 www.28roma.info WATERBURY/OAKVILLE LINE $975 3BR ranch. 1.5 ba. U n i t e d R e a l t y, 2 0 3 - 7 5 7 - 2 8 8 3

WATERBURY - Town Plot area. Walking distance to schools, church, busline, 3 BR, 1 BA, off-st parking. Level yard, no pets/smoke. Serious Inq. only 203-2320170 WOLCOTT- 3 BR, large garage, fenced in back yard. No pets. $1300/mo + util. First, last & sec. 203-879-5661 WOLCOTT 3RM cottage. Hitchcock Lake area. Gas heat, 1 mi. to I84. $750. sec. & cr. ck. 203-879-1830

Roommates WATERBURY Female only- shared BR. E. Mtn. area off st prkg., all incl. $125/wk, or $500/mo. 203-922-2976

Out-of-state properties NYS & ADIRONDACKS Rustic Cozy Cabin w/5 acres $19,995. Over 150 new properties & camps. Minutes to state game lands. New survey, clear title, fully guaranteed. For cozy cabin details call 800-229-7843. Or visit www.LandandCamps.com

WATERBURY 1BR Furnished share LR, Kit & bath, Clean & Quiet $125/wk. + sec. Call 203-982-1009 WATERBURY. 609 Cooke rm $105/ wk., utils incl, On bus line, great location, near park, call 203-887-9498/597-1884 WATERBURY bed, micro, ref., all utilities, cable, clean safe nghb. $120/week. call 203-668-3005

WATERBURY Brass Mill Area on Busline, Furnished rooms, Also, 3RM furn. apt. Call for info 203-509-0469 WATERBURY fully furn rooms, share BA, incl cable, H/HW elec $375/mo +sec. 45 Maple Ave 203-565-4119 WATERBURY Furnished Room for rent Thomaston Ave. All included. 203-704-6157 WATERBURY Grove St- single occupancy rooms for $110/wk. utils. incl 203-4196470

WATERBURY Room for rent $100/week 203-510-1869 WATERBURY Shared apartment. Private BR. $105/week. Call for more details (203) 641-0286 WATERBURY- Upscale neighborhood. Private BR & BA, use of whole house, yard, parking. $700/mo. 203-550-4698

Vacation rentals LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE Weirs Beach, NH Channel Waterfron Cottage - 1, 1 & 3+ BR, kitchens. A/C, Free Wi-Fi, Beach, dock. Walk to everything. Pets welcome. **Perfect for Meetings/Weddings 1-603-366-4673 www.channelcottages.com ONE WEEK at the largest timeshare in the world. Orange Lake is right next to Disney and has many amenities including golf, tennis and a water park. Weeks available are in Feb. 26 to Mar. 4 & Mar. 4 to Mar. 11, 2012. (Sun. to Sun.) $850 inclusive. Email: carolaction@aol.com WARM WEATHER is year around in Aruba. The water is safe and the dining is fantastic. Walk out to the beach. 3-bedroom weeks available in May 2012 and more. Sleeps 8. $3500. Email: Carolaction@aol.com for more information.

Real Estate For Sale Condos WATERBURY 1BR Town Plot Condo fully appl'd Kit., LR, 1.5 ba., purchase $35,500 or rent $650/mo 203-434-7715

Houses HUD FORESCLOSURES Beacon Falls 3br gar. 110K Naug 2br ranch great area 135k Naug 3br cape 101k Wtby 14 avail. 27.5k-112.5k VIEIRA AGENCY ~ 203-729-4561

NAUGATUCK DUPLEX & 1 FAMILY on half ac. Rte 63 Cherry St Both for $229,900 VIEIRA AGENCY ~ 203-729-4561 WATERBURY $115,500 beaut. cape 7rm, 34br, better than new. United Realty 203757-2883. www.urct.biz

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POLISH-ENGLISH SPEAKING WOMAN Can clean your house/office with care. 2nd cleaning 50% off. Satisfaction guaranteed. Insured, bonded, references. 860-538-4885.

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ACCURATE ELECTRIC for all your electrical needs Small jobs our specialty E1#189172. Fully ins. 203-509-7027 CICCHETTI ELECTRIC Over 30 yrs exp., ins'd, No job too small! Lic'd E-1, 103809. Call 203-754-2537

H.F. JOSEPH Small Jobs. Licensed and Insured. Lic. #122327. Call 203-879-6068

Business NAUGATUCK- Pizzeria, prime location. 20 years established. Call 203-592-1075

Commercial Property N A U G A T U C K D O W N T O W N 1 room office starting @ $250. Incl. all utils, & off st prkg. 203-907-8688 WATERBURY building and property. Ideal for church, plenty of parking, kitchen. $299,000. 203-759-1677 WATERBURY LEASE Store or office space, New Gas Heat! Mint! 900SF. Bunker Hill. $650/mo. 732-687-0283

Rooms MIDDLEBURY room for rent, utils incl. $400/mo. 1 mo. sec. 203-558-0232 PROSPECT 1BR clean, large kit., LR, AC, washer, disabled welcome, smoking welcome. $600. incl. all utils. Sec. needed. 203-217-7210

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BOB LEONARD ROOFING #609920 Special: Timberline GAF 40 yr lifetime for the price of 30 yr. Reg price. Lic & insured. Call Now! 203-577-7984 N & I ROOFING Complete roofing, repairs, chimneys, counter flas-hing etc. Reasonable prices. Free est. BBB, #603956. 203-725-2400

Snowplowing ALL PHASE SNOWPLOWING Plowing, sanding, shoveling. Comm/ Res. Call 203-808-4024 Bob Leonard Snowplowing Driveways, walkways, sanding. Why be late for work? 203-577-7984 SNOWPLOWING, Commercial, residential,Sanding, since 1973. Free quote. 203-903-6423 anytime.

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