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Volume 9, Number 25

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Remembering 26 in Newtown with butterflies and kindness By Mary Ellen Godin Special to the Citizen

Dozens of monarch and 26 mourning cloak butterflies were released under brilliant blue skies Saturday morning, June 15, in memory of the 26 children and teachers killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School six months ago. “The butterfly is a symbol of eternal life. Although it changes from a caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly and flies away, you know it is out

there somewhere making the world a more beautiful place,” said Lisa Wrubleski. About 500 people, including Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, gathered on the Plantsville Green to embrace a commitment to sharing kindness with children. “They live on in you,” Malloy told the crowd, which was full of residents and their children. “We knew that when spring came, we would know the souls of those children would live on.

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Kathy Fiole, left, and Sharon Miller, of Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory are joined by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Sen. Richard M. Blumenthal to release 26 mourning cloak butterflies at the “Because of 26” project in Plantsville Saturday, June 15.

To every one of you who hugged a child, we pledge as a nation and a state to make sure this doesn’t happen again.” Wrubleski and another local mother, Erin Furniss, started planning the event, “Because of 26” a month after the Dec. 14 shootings of 20 students and six teachers by Adam Lanza, who killed himself as police closed in. “We spoke at length about how the world has changed for our little girls and how different things are from when we grew up,” the women wrote in a press release announcing the event. “Out of the tears and sadness we saw something wonderful emerge. The entire world was touched by the tragedy and made efforts to do something to honor those lives lost—to not let the evil of that day take center stage, but to make kindness and acts of goodwill an everyday occurrence.” One by one, local elementary school children took to the stage Saturday to affirm that they would make the world better. Because of 26 we commit to: being friendly, “stand up against bullying, be good citizens make our parents

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Elijah Grenier was honored at the military luncheon for graduating Southington High School seniors Friday, June 14. The luncheon recognized local graduates going into the armed forces. Steve McCarty and Wayne White presented the students with medal coins, called challenge points.

Service-bound SHS seniors honored By Savannah Mul Special to The Citizen Family, faculty, and friends of 10 graduating Southington High School seniors who will be enlisting in the military gathered Friday afternoon, June 14 with the town’s Veterans Committee and the Board of Education for a luncheon. One of the students, Austin King, said the luncheon was something he’ll always remember. “This is wonderful and

I’m grateful the town is doing this for us,” King said. King won’t be leaving for the Navy until November but said, “To be included in this is really something.” Each of the students received a challenge point and a certificate and their families received a blue star banner to hang in their windows, said Steve Pintarich, a member of the Veterans Committee. A challenge point is a medal with the American Legion See Service, page 19

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, June 21, 2013

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Two black bear sightings in one week in town By Farrah Duffany Special to The Citizen

Multiple sightings of at least one large black bear have some Plantsville residents on edge. Around noon Saturday, June 15 Patty Pfeiffer was weeding and doing other yard work near the end of her driveway on Old Mill Road off Marion Avenue, near the Interstate 84 overpass. She went inside for a moment to grab a snack. When

she came back out, she found a guest waiting for her at her mailbox, right where she was just working. “I was like, ‘Oh my God, that’s a bear,’’’ said Pfeiffer, of 127 Old Mill Road. “I came inside, thank God, or else I would have been his snack,” she said, laughing. The black bear was spotted by other residents. Pfeiffer said it looked like half the neighborhood was out

walk to school. Many sidewalks in Southington leading to schools and parks aren’t continuous, forcing students to walk in the road. In October the state Department of Transportation and the Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency discussed a timeline for the project and planned for the final designs to be complete by March and construction to begin after school ends in June. Instead of a bridge connecting the Crest Road neighborhood to Memorial Park, the town proposed a box culvert, which would be within

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Construction to improve sidewalks and create safer routes to school for students may not begin this summer, as the town had planned. The town was awarded a grant in the fall of 2012 by the U.S. Department of Transportation to improve sidewalks and connect them from neighborhoods to parks and schools. The grant, which is administered by the state DOT, was for $498,496. Town Manager Garry Brumback said there was a significant modification to the original plans a few months ago, which sent the town engineer back to the

drawing board. The original plan involved the construction of a bridge across a creek that runs between the neighborhood of Crest Road and Memorial Park. It also would have increased the project costs by $100,000, more than the town wanted to pay. “We prepared a couple of alternatives,” Brumback said. The state DOT’s “concern was to make sure that we did not do anything that would cause any additional flooding.” The Safe Route to Schools Infrastructure Program gives money to municipalities for safer sidewalks. Southington plans to create safer routes for students who

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“Because of 26” is the name of a Southingtonborn, wondrous idea that culminated in a day of kindness and celebration, with outdoor family fun, walking, music, and meeting and greeting friends and neighbors on an absolutely gorgeous day, Saturday, June 15. Event coordinators, Erin Furniss and Lisa Wrubleski, are neighbors and close friends. Each has a six-yearold daughter named Madi-

son, and the youngsters are constant companions. Within weeks of the unspeakable killings of 20 children and six adults Dec. 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Furniss and Wrubleski began pondering how they might bring comfort to the families of Newtown while helping families in our own community cope with the mourning. They wanted to do something very meaningful and special. As the seeds grew and took root, so did the plans

for a day of celebration and kindness, which drew wide support for something that would honor and remember the victims and survivors of the Newtown tragedy. One popular idea that came to fruition was to plant a series of bushes along the newest segment of the Rails to Trails going south toward Cheshire. Folks came out in droves to do the planting. On the trail going north, local artist Mary DeCroce, chair-

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, June 21, 2013

Town adds tax incentive for business By Farrah Duffany Special to The Citizen

The town has made changes to its tax abatement plan to better attract new businesses.

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Top teacher’s class does Thalberg proud By Savannah Mul Special to The Citizen

The smiles and excitement were overwhelming as students reviewed their note cards. Linda Bass-Reilly was setting up an iPad to show faculty and parents what the children have been working on this school year. On a recent afternoon, her fourthgrade class at Thalberg School introduced the launch of its first electronic

book, which was in the form of an application that the class put together. “You have to find out what their interests are and then build from there,” Bass-Reilly said. “I initially built this program from what interested them, then, once I had their initial interest that just opened the door.” Bass-Reilly has been working with the class on designing an app for most of the school year. She was awarded

a grant last spring from the Southington Education Foundation and got the school three iPads. With that investment, her class created Our Garden Project, an app available for free download in the iTunes store. Bass-Reilly’s dedication in the classroom and ability to find ways to improve learn-

ing earned her 2013-14 Teacher of the Year honors for the Southington schools. She has been teaching at Thalberg for 27 years. She briefly introduced the project, but quickly turned it over to the children. Each student presented the work he or she did and the research that went into it. Brandon Bernier present-

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Town thanks school ‘guardian angels’ By Farrah Duffany Special to The Citizen

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in classrooms, on field trips and more. Town Attorney Mark Sciota thanked the volunteers for all they do for the students and schools. He added that their passion for volunteering will encourage others to get involved and that is the legacy they will leave behind. “During the budget cycle, we always say, ‘Thank God for volunteers,’” Sciota said. “Because what the taxpayers don’t understand is without volunteers ... you wouldn’t believe what you would be paying in taxes,” he said,

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proud, reach out to those in need, make tomorrow better, kindness.” By the time the children gathered on stage to perform “What a Wonderful World,” more than a few adults were smiling through tears. “We are so lucky to be raising our children in such a caring and supportive town like Southington,” Furniss said. She told the crowd that the crocheted butterflies adorning Rails to Trails had been donated from as far away as Great Britain. Kathy Fiore, a co-owner of the Magic Wings Conservatory in South Deerfield, Mass., donated the live butterflies and attended the event with her staff. “Our central theme of teaching our children kindness has caught on around the world,” Furniss said. She later said that, despite fear, the best thing parents can do is keep their children safe and instill kindness. School Superintendent Joseph V. Erardi Jr. asked the crowd to join the children in

person of Southington Community Cultural Arts, organized 26 artists to participate in the painting of 26 butterflies for the enjoyment of walkers, with growing bushes and butterflies both symbolizing life. As the crowds walked through the village Saturday, fun and festivities seemed to be present everywhere. The generosity and participation of local businesses provided much more; tastes of this and that and little fun mementos such as knitted butterflies. The program on the green was the highlight of the day and was, at times, spiritual, reaching the point of growing joy as children sang before thousands of butterflies were released. Speaker after speaker such as Superintendent of

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Students from all four elementary schools in Southington gathered to sing “It’s a Wonderful World” during the ceremony on the Plantsville Green. pledging to make the world a better place. He called on adults to mend fences with those with whom they’ve clashed, in a spirit of unity and forgiveness. State Sen. Joseph Markley, R-Southington, saw people streaming toward the Plantsville Green and came out to join them. Despite his differences with Malloy on gun-control policy, Markley praised the governor’s efforts to unify the state after one of its most horrific events. He expressed surprise over the turnout at something so spontaneous.

“This is something people seized on,” Markley said. “It’s a program that left you with a lift and a message.” After the ceremonies, the “Because of 26” volunteers hosted activities for children and planted 26 bushes along the trail. The event also had temporary butterfly tattoos, potting stations, a mural and live music. Sidewalk chalk was available so children could write their own messages of kindness. Wrubleski and Furniss See Butterflies, page 12

Schools, Dr. Joseph V. Erardi, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, State Rep. David Zoni, Town Councilman Chris Palmieri and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy brought moving reflections from diverse perspectives on the purpose of the gathering. Speakers echoed the joy in seeing the community support and participation of so many in a day of loving kindness and joy of life while honoring those who were lost on December 14, 2012. A striking comment for many of the assembled came after Malloy expressed his own deeply personal feeling upon witnessing the gathering. The governor drew resounding applause as he looked upward at the gift of the perfect weather, pausing, and then candidly acknowledging his personal thought at that moment. He said, “I know that God is here with us today.”

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Project Continued from page 2 budget. A culvert is smaller than a bridge; it’s a tunnel or pipe that carries water from a drain or stream under a road or other barriers. Andy Fesenmeyer of the state DOT said the town will have to have a hydraulic analysis done to make sure the culvert meets requirements and does not restrict the flow of the water and cause any flooding. “It will be a little less obtrusive to the neighbors,” Fesenmeyer said. “The bridge

would have to have a fairly big span ... you would see it more and the culvert might blend in more.” Keith Hayden, the town engineer, is working on the new design and hopes to submit it to the DOT within the next month or so. “We’ve got preliminary concurrence but haven’t done a formal submission yet,” Hayden said. “We don’t have formal approval.” Brumback said the project is back on track after the change in plans. “Now the question becomes, ‘When we are going to be able to finalize everything

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Friday, June 21, 2013 — The Southington Citizen

Local student develops his artistic side By Farrah Duffany Special to The Citizen

On a recent Monday afternoon during an art class at Southington High School, 19year-old Dan Gagnier held a chocolate chip cookie between his teeth while he doodled on a piece of scrap paper. “What’s with the cookie, Dan?” asked Nancy Chiero, a special education teacher. “Are you sharing?” Gagnier smiled bashfully and slowly took the cookie out of his mouth. He then wiped his lips with the back of his left hand. With his positive outlook

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Dan Gagnier displays two pieces of art he created at Southington High School. Gagnier, 19, was diagnosed with Rasmussen’s encephalitis as a boy and underwent a hemispherectomy, an operation which removed a large part of his brain. and contagious smile, it’s hard to tell that seven years ago Gagnier had brain surgery that left his right side paralyzed. At age 8, he was diagnosed with Rasmussen’s encephalitis, a rare, chronic inflammatory disease of the brain that causes frequent, severe seizures. To stop the seizures, the part of his

brain affected by the disease had to be removed. After the surgery, Gagnier couldn’t speak and was partially paralyzed. Over the years, with a lot of physical therapy, Gagnier has learned to walk again and use his left hand for daily activities, but this past See Artistic, next page

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Judy Roberge, a special education professional who Continued from page 13 has been working with Gagnier for five years, found the year at the high school, he’s postcard and researched found another way to express Markhbein and her art. She himself — art. And he’s good thought Gagnier could benefit from seeing Markhbein’s at it. It all started when Eliette art and learn from it. “We’ve fashioned someMarkhbein, a New York artist, sent a postcard to pa- thing from what she does to tients at Gaylord Hospital, inspire him,” Roberge said. Gagnier learned a techwhere Gagnier was having physical therapy, about an art nique that Markhbein calls a show and presentation. TBI template, in which a Markhbein suffered a trau- photo of the patient is blown matic brain injury in 2004 up, then cut into pieces. The when she was hit by a drunk- patient then puts it back toen driver. After her accident, gether as part of a painting. “You start with a whole she developed a therapeutic art class at Mount Sinai Hos- person,” Roberge said, “and pital in New York that works TBI breaks you up, so the with traumatic brain injury cutting of the pictures is you putting yourself back topatients.

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gether again.” After Gagnier completed his self-portrait, his art teacher, Matt Ehmka, contacted Markhbein to show her what Gagnier had accomplished. “I was absolutely amazed by the work that he had done,” Markhbein said. “I was also very interested in the fact they had used the templates that I used to help him to do his self-portrait.” Gagnier’s teachers and Markhbein tried to coordinate a time to talk over the phone or video chat but nothing seemed to work. Then Markhbein decided to invite Gagnier to her studio. The special education department received donations for train tickets and, as a result,

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Gagnier will be going to visit Markhbein in New York on Monday with his teachers. “It’s been a huge improvement,” Ehmka said of Gagnier’s work and attitude since Markhbein’s art ideas came into play. “He is so determined,” said Barbara Angiletta, another of Gagnier’s art teachers. “He’s willing to work and nothing bothers him. Taking that mentality with everyday life is great.” “You see him opening up and talking more and expressing more,” Ehmka said. “When I first started working with him, he wasn’t able to show that personality, and it’s really coming through now with his smile and when he laughs.”

Gagnier has trouble with speech and it takes him a couple minutes to process conversation and respond. When asked what he was looking forward to most about the trip, he paused for a few minutes to think and said, “painting.” Gagnier has never been on a train before. He said he only “saw a train.” Every time the trip was brought up, Gagnier smiled. Denise Gagnier, Gagnier’s mother, said he has always had a love of art but this past year it has really blossomed and she’s seen a change in her son. “He is speaking. He is saying sentences. He is commu-

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Rogers turned to his church family where there is a group of garden lovers developing a Meditation Garden on church grounds. It took no stretch of the imagination for them to connect with their own garden plans and the positive idea of supporting the STEPS movement. Dr. Carol Grant, a leading member of the garden group, said: “Our plan is to design the garden with flowers, other plantings, benches and a few chairs along with pavers and bricks for people to come and enjoy as a quiet place of beauty, reflection and introspection on the joys of life and the love of God.” Grant said the STEPS tree has a distinct place within the garden. Fr. A. Waine Kargul, pastor of MOQ, was moved by the symbolism of the tree to the

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, June 21, 2013

Lease deal moves former landfill step closer to business site By Farrah Duffany Special to The Citizen

Plans to turn the former landfill on DePaolo Drive into a mulch processing operation and road millings storage area are a step closer to being finalized. Monday, June 10, the Town Council unanimously approved a 20-year lease agreement between the town and Supreme Forest Products Inc. for the mulch processing facility. The company will be using 19 acres of the 28-acre landfill.

“What you would expect to see out at the site would be wood-chipping, mulch production, aggregate storage and wood debris volume reduction,” said David Lavallee, the acting town planner. The approval was the last needed from the town, said town Attorney Mark Sciota. The plans now need to be approved by the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Supreme Forest Products, based in Harwinton, specializes in land clearing, chip-

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Plans to turn the former landfill on DePaolo Drive into a mulch processing operation and road millings storage area are a step closer to being finalized. ping, and grinding. The company also has a wood waste reduction and recycling division that processes trees, leaves, brush, and stumps. The goal for the site is to establish a pyrolysis plant that will convert waste materials into energy. The company will be taking the town’s leaves and brush and using the debris in the operation. This will save the town about $32,000 a year in disposal costs. “They will be turning wood into wood

mulch and other products that they can sell,” Sciota said. The town stopped using the landfill in 1983, and a closure permit that was sought in the 1990s was not approved by the Department of Environmental Protection. Since

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‘Miniature works of art’ on display By Farrah Duffany Special to The Citizen

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see him graduate.” Klein said he was grateful that the luncheon had been put together. “Senior year is special to begin with and many students are uncertain of the direction to take,” said Brian Goralski, chairman of the town’s Board of Education. “But these 10 students have a solid direction.” Elijah Grenier will be leaving to serve in the Air Force at the end of October. “It’s crazy. I’m grateful for all this recognition and it’s a bit unreal,” he said. Grenier said he chose to enlist in the Air Force because of the opportunities and jobs it offers. Grace Jimenez, at 17 the youngest of the honorees, is enlisting in the Army National Guard. “I’ve always wanted to be a nurse, but I wasn’t sure where to go,” Jimenez said.

“I decided to do this because of the great benefits and I was interested in the National Guard from the start.” Jimenez leaves at the end of July and said she was thankful for the chance to celebrate with the other students and families. She also appreciated being chosen to cut the cake with Wayne White, a member of the Veterans Committee. At the end of the reception, Town Manager Garry Brumback said he was honored to have been a keynote speaker. “For the moms, dads and guests in the room ... Look at these 10 exceptional people and what they are doing. What we expect of you, the students, is to serve your country with commitment and, most importantly, don’t lose your integrity.” The students honored at

the luncheon were Elijah Grenier, Air Force; Matthew Sirois, Army; Shawn Laucks, Marine Corps, Edmund Klein, Grace Jimenez and Heidi Woodbury, Army

National Guard; Ryan Perez, Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps, University of Washington; Grant Ford, Austin King and Matthew Maranda, Navy.

Fill the Boot Southington Local 2033 fire fighters will be out asking motorists to help “Fill the Boot” for the Muscular Dystrophy Association Friday, June 21, 3 to 7 p.m. Every dollar motorists pitch into the fire fighters’ boots will fund Connecticut MDA services to individuals and their families. For more information, contact Jennifer Owen, MDA fundraising coordinator, (860) 921-8372; jrowen@ \mdausa.org.

Bus trips The Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring several bus trips. Upcoming bus trips: Martha’s Vineyard, Saturday, July 13; Atlantic City, Monday-Wednesday, July 29 to 31; Saratoga Race Course, Saturday, Aug. 3. All trips, regardless of the number of passengers, will depart from the commuter parking lot located on Route 10 near the Southington/Cheshire town line. For information, or to make a reservation, call (860) 276-6219.

Same Great Care…New Location, New Services The New UConn Health Center Medical Offices in Southington At the new UConn Health Center medical office building, experts with the New England Musculoskeletal Institute provide a range of services including orthopaedic care for sports injuries, joint pain, back pain, problems affecting feet, ankles, wrists and more. In addition, specialists with the UConn Medical Group are introducing new services in areas including ear, nose and throat (ENT) care, surgery, urology, dermatology, women’s health, vascular surgery and OB-GYN. An on-site blood draw station is open to the public. We are here for your needs, Southington!

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which was popular to make among young women from the 1860s until the 1900s. There were hundreds of vibrant colored, metal, fabric and other buttons kept along a string. It was on display in a small glass case. The idea of a charm string was that if a young woman strung 999 buttons on a string without any repeats,

the 1,000th button would “lead her to her prince charming,” Creswell said. There were also perfume buttons that were made of metal, but on the inside had silk or velvet. Women would put a drop of perfume on the material to keep them fresh. Durso said the rarest of buttons to find are those from the military or George Washington buttons . She said one button could sell for thousands of dollars. A rare military button was

given to pilots in World War II. If they were shot down behind enemy lines, only the pilot knew how to open them and there was a compass inside to help them find their way. “They are rare,” Durso said. “There are very special things in buttons that all tie in with history, and it’s fascinating.” Creswell and Durso also showed members of the audience realistic buttons with Disney characters,

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with dogs or cats, rubber buttons and fabric buttons . “The more money people had to spend on clothing, the fancier the buttons were” Creswell said. After the presentation, about 40 people made their way to the front of the room to look through the buttons the club had brought. Some poked through the display, while others took photos with their iPhones. “It was very interesting,” Pat Kucinkas, of Southington, said. Kucinkas is a member of the Scarlet Ladies Southington Red Hat Society, the group that sponsored the

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The Southington Citizen is seeking information on faith services. Announcements, photos or news can be sent to news@thesouthingtoncitizen.com or to P.O. Box 246, Southington, CT 06489.

Summer hours

Summer hours for Faith Baptist Church, 243 Laning St., starting July 7 through Sept. 1, will be 10 to 11 a.m., Sunday Worship and Children’s Sunday school.

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ton, 37 Main St., invites the public to “Journey To Anatevka” pot-luck picnic and movie matinee Saturday, June 22. Picnic begins at noon in Memorial Hall. Participants are asked to bring soup, salad, and/or sandwiches. At 1:30 p.m. the group will move into Peace Café to view the film Hester Street with a guided discussion by the Rabbi Shelley Kovar Becker of the Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation, located at First Congregational Church. Call the church office, (860) 628-6958, or email Lori, angeloria1@yahoo.com.

Bus trips The First Baptist Church of Southington is sponsoring a bus trip to the WNBA All-Star Game at Mohegan Sun Arena Saturday, July 27. The coach will leave the church parking lot, 581 Meriden Ave. at 11 a.m. The game begins at 3:30 p.m. For more information, or to make reservations, call Bev, (860) 621-3024. The St. Aloysius Father Blanchfield Scholarship Fund is sponsoring a day trip to Mohegan Sun Monday, See Faith, page 29

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It has been estimated that as many as 4,200 religions exist in the world. From time to time, The Citizen will take a look at the beliefs of some lesser-known faiths. This week ...

Sikhism Followers: 18 million Founder: Guru Nanak (1469-1539 C.E.) was the first of Sikhism’s ten Gurus, a lineage of holy teachers that continued until the end of the seventeenth century. The Gurus are understood to be the mediators of divine grace. Main tenets: The term Sikh is derived from the Sanskrit word for “disciple” or “learner.” Sikhs are those who are disciples to the Guru. Sikhism originated in the Punjab region of northwest India, where it drew on elements from Bhakti Hinduism and Islamic Sufism to develop into a distinctive religious tradition in its own right. Sikhs believe that liberation from the karmic cycle of rebirths occurs in the merging of the human spirit with the all-embracing spirit of God. Their religious worship involves contemplation of the divine Name. The ultimate deity is known by several names: Sat (truth), Sat Guru (true Guru), Akal Purakh (timeless being), Kartar (creator) and Wahi-Guru (“praise to the Guru”). By concentrating on God’s Name (or many titles), one conquers the ego and unites with God. Known as the “religion of the householder,” Sikhism emphasizes the family, and advocates living in the world without being worldly. Moral purity is considered the chief basis of religion. There is no priesthood per se, but there are official readers of scripture. The tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh, instituted the Khalsa brotherhood, in which initiates are required to wear five distinctive symbols: uncut hair, a comb, a steel wrist bangle, a sword, and short underpants. Not all Sikhs belong to this disciplined fellowship, but many do obey the principle rules of Khalsa. Guru Gobind Singh also required all male Sikhs to take the name Singh (meaning “lion”) and all female Sikhs to take the name Kaur (“princess”). These measures give Sikhs See Sikhism, page 28

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cousins, nieces and nephews too numerous to mention but held dearly in her heart. Lucille was predeceased by her beautiful niece, Lisa Albino; her brother, James Lanza; and her brother-in-law, Michael Albino. She also leaves two very special family friends, Theresa Tonina, of Kensington and Sylvia Nadeau, of Bristol. Funeral services were

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her love and counsel. She was never one to take the spotlight but rather the one to train that light onto those she loved. She will continue to shine her beacon of light from above. In addition to her husband, Anthony, Lucille is survived by her son, Vincent Micacci and his wife, Jennifer, of Southington; her daughters, Lucy MicacciBantle, of Kensington, Rosemarie Fischer and her husband, Richard, of Southington, and Tinamarie Blinn and her husband, Roger, of Hebron; her brother, Thomas Lanza and his wife, Kathleen, of Pennsylvania; her sister-in-law, Mary Albino, of Wethersfield; her brother-inlaw, John Micacci and his wife, Katherine, of Southington; and sister-in-law, Beverly Lanza, of Kensington She also leaves behind nine grandchildren, Christopher Bantle, Olivia, Michael, and Daniel Fischer, Meredith and Douglas Blinn, and Evelyn, Anthony, and Angelina Micacci; and many cherished

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Lucille (Lanza) Micacci, 68, of Kensington passed away peacefully on Monday, June 10, 2013. She was the beloved wife of Anthony Micacci for 47 years. Born on April 5, 1945, in New Britain, Lucille was the second of three children born to Thomas and Lucia (D’Ambrosio) Lanza. She was raised in New Britain and attended local schools, graduating from New Britain High School. As newlyweds, Lucille supported her husband Anthony in the business he had recently established named TM Tool Company later re-named TM Industries, Inc. She was a tremendous help to Anthony as his business was in its infancy stage, however, she retired from the work world in 1966 with the arrival of the first of their four children. She took on the role of “Mommy” with pleasure and thereafter dedicated her life to raising and supporting her children. Lucille and Anthony were a tremendous team working hard together to grow a successful business while invariably putting their love for their growing family first. After losing her mother at a very young age, Lucille nurtured her younger brother, James, with compassion, love and a

steadfast dedication and support that defined her as a person. She raised her four children in the same manner from being their loudest cheerleader at every one of their athletic contests to lending her quiet support and wisdom when they needed her to listen and guide them Lucille knew just what to say, just when to say it. A private person, it will be these qualities that those closest to her will remember and cherish. When Lucille was not tending to her husband, children or grandchildren, she was a great lover of books, especially mystery novels. She also loved gazing quietly upon her beautiful flower gardens surrounding her home and welcoming her family to home-cooked Sunday dinners. Lucille was a family person and her family developed into who they are because of Lucille. A woman of few words, she provided sound advice and a commonsense approach to problems both big and small and her family and friends will miss


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CitizenOpinion Not so homey anymore

Flock a Friend

To the editor: Boy Scout Troop 45’s annual Flock a Friend has ended for this year. The scouts and leaders of Troop 45 would like to send a huge thank you to everyone who participated in this exciting event. To the individuals who helped us continue our flocking after the theft of our flock, we are grateful for your kind support. With your help we put smiles on many faces around town. Even with a stumbling block or two, Flock a Friend was a success and we can’t wait until next spring for more flocking fun. Gayle Rossi Troop 45

To the editor: I was born and have lived in my home town all my life. Yeah, I said my “home town.” But it’s not so homey anymore. There has been a lot of new construction, and now a big yellow monster has appeared right in the center of town. What the heck is wrong here? Do we want to lose the home town appeal? Are we that hard up for taxes? I remember the amount of bull one had to go through when someone wanted to build a new business; how high the bushes had to be, a railing for only three steps. With all the added expenses it seemed as if the town didn’t want any new businesses. But now this is allowed? What is it going to be that it has to be so high? What next, a skyscraper? If this is progress then we have a new place where the sun doesn’t

shine to put it. As always, live well, love much and laugh often (as I do when I go downtown now). Joe Aldieri Southington

Kudos, councilors To the editor: I applaud the Republicans on the Town Council who have the courage to think outside of the box and restructure the organization of our town government. The recently appointed Charter Revision Commission recommended that the chiefs of police and fire departments report directly to the town manager. The town manager reports directly to the Town Council who in turn are responsible to the voters of Southington. Think of this as the model of every successful corporation in America. Our town manager is like the chief operating offiSee Letters, page 26

Government Meetings

Monday, June 24 Town Council, Municipal Center Public Assembly Room, 196 N. Main St., 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 25 Middle Schools Building Committee, DePaolo Middle School, 385 Pleasant St., 4:30 p.m. Zoning Board of Appeals, Municipal Center, Public Assembly Room, 196 N. Main St., 7 p.m. Housing Authority, DiCaprio-Forgione Terrace, 408 Main St., 7 p.m. Thursday, June 27 Board of Education, Municipal Center Public Assembly Room, 196 N. Main St., 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 2 Middle Schools Building Committee, DePao-

lo Middle School, 385 Pleasant St., 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 8 Town Council, Municipal Center Public Assembly Room, 196 N. Main St., 7 p.m. Library Board, Barnes Museum, 85 N. Main St., 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9 Middle Schools Building Committee, DePaolo Middle School, 385 Pleasant St., 4:30 p.m. Senior Citizens Commission, Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 11 Board of Police Commissioners, Southington Police Department Community Room, 69 Lazy Lane, 6 p.m.

The Southington Citizen Friday, June 21, 2013

Commentary

The legislative session, for better and for worse By State Sen. Joe Markley Controversial proposals, worthwhile bills and ‘vampire legislation’ will be discussed at a series of town hall meetings I will hold in Markley each of the five communities in the 16th District during the last two weeks of June. We are currently in the closing days of the session, a time which I fear show the process at its worst. I look forward to these evenings back in the district, to discuss what I’ve seen at the capitol, to voice my deep concerns about the direction of our state, and to examine what we can do together as citizens to restore common sense to government. We cannot continue down the road of spending, taxes, and debt. We have both the highest total tax burden and the largest per capita public debt of any state. As a result, we rank dead last in economic growth among all the states over the last 20 years. We have put ourselves in a terrible position, and it will not be easy to set things right. Government must be

more efficient and less ambitious—and always answerable to We the People. During my time in the Senate I have honored significant pledges, including: opposing any increase in state spending or state taxes, fighting government waste, such as the $600 million New Britain to Hartford Busway, legally challenging the sneaky tax imposed on utility bills that ultimately led to a repeal of the tax, saving CL&P customers $800 million in charges, working across party lines to improve the efficiency of the social services system, designing and sponsoring Connecticut’s first home care program for the elderly, allowing seniors to age in place rather than be institutionalized, while saving the state money. I’ll be joined in each town by colleagues from the State House, to give citizens additional contact with their elected representatives. The conversation is informal, and I will do my best to give an honest picture of the way the legislature works, for better and for worse. I have been particularly alarmed by the tendency to

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Citizen Voices

Religion confronting changing views on marriage By Ralph Lord Roy Special to The Citizen

For centuries, June has been widely viewed as a propitious time for weddings, in part because the month is named after the Roman goddess, Juno, patron of happy marriages. It usually brings with it - here in the Northern Hemisphere - warm temperatures and pretty flowers. Mixed marriages have been a source of conflict over the years. When I was a child, in the northwest corner of Vermont, CatholicProtestant weddings could incite strong feelings, even within our family. My first brother to wed became engaged to a Catholic - a Catholic who smoked - and this combination so upset my dad that he initially decided not to go to the ceremony. He changed his mind, but the bride’s father, raised in Ireland with strong sympathies for Irish national-

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habitation, many parents are relieved when their children decide to marry, regardless of the officiant. Weddings between Christians and non-Christians can become more complicated. Judaism traditionally has resisted intermarriage, both because of scriptural admonitions and the fear of its impact upon the longrange survival of the Jewish community. Years ago, a parishioner asked me to help find a rabbi so that the two of us could perform an interfaith marriage ceremony for him and his Jewish bride. Even my close friend, a liberal Reform rabbi, apologetically told me: “Ralph, I just can’t do it.” Despite this, statistics suggest that today nearly half of American Jews are marrying spouses of other faiths. That couple, by the way, finally took their wedding vows before a judge. I’ve officiated at a number of interfaith weddings in-

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volving Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and others, including a wide range of free-thinkers. Often we would incorporate customs from different traditions. On one occasion, a Penobscot Indian rite involving the burning of sweet grass was included. In another, we added a hand-washing ceremony from a branch of Hinayana Buddhism. An usher read from the Koran when a groom was a Muslim. The glass was broken under the groom’s right foot and we all shouted “Mozel Tov!” when he was a Jew. Religious differences within a marriage can present special challenges, of course, often involving children, in-laws, holidays and even food. One of my inspirations has been the Tillman Chapel at the Church Center for the United Nations, located directly across from the U.N., a 12-floor structure built by the Methodists and the site

of many interfaith weddings. Whenever such a wedding is held there, two banners hang above the altar, one bearing the cross, the other with the symbol of the religion of the non-Christian bride or groom. Through much of American history, interracial marriages were regarded as taboo, even illegal in many states. The big issue today has become same-sex marriage; the Catholic Church and evangelical Protestant denominations strongly oppose it, and it has embroiled some mainline Protestant denominations in fiery debate. Delegates to the General Conference of the United Methodist Church, the denomination’s legislative body, have voted to deny UMC clergy the right to officiate at same-sex ceremonies. Methodism is espe-

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exclude the public and most legislators from the development of the most critical legislation. I have seen too many of these vampire bills, which emerge after midnight from a back room, and are passed before the light of dawn, without the scrutiny so necessary for effective lawmaking. I hope everyone with an interest will be able to join us, and I look forward to hearing from the people I have the honor of serving at the capitol. Please visit my website, www.senatormarkley.com or call my office at 1-800-842-1421 with any questions or concerns. Upcoming town hall dates: Waterbury Monday, June 24, 6 p.m. Saint Peter and Paul Church (Lower Level Basement) 67 Southmayd Road

ism, refused to attend because his daughter was marrying a Protestant. The arrival of grandchildren soon overcame such petty sectarianism. In those days, as some will recall, a Catholic priest would officiate at such a wedding only if it met certain conditions. Among them, the ceremony was held in the rectory, not at the altar, and a Protestant bride or groom had to sign a statement that offspring would be raised Catholic. Pope John XXIII and Vatican II helped change the atmosphere, and CatholicProtestant weddings today are not unusual. Protestant ministers participate in ceremonies held in Catholic churches, and vice versa, depending largely upon the attitude of individual pastors. Sometimes there still can be a little tension, especially if either family is firmly committed to their faith, but in this era of widespread co-

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Music therapy The Parks & Recreation Department is offering an Inclusive Music Therapy Group program for children with special needs, ages 7 to 14. Southington residents only. The program uses music intervention to promote physical, emotional, and social needs in a fun and creative environment. Participants will sing, dance, and play instruments. The group will meet in the lower level program room at the library, 255 Main St., Fridays, July 19, August 2, 9, and 16, 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. Pre-registration and payment is required. Class size is limited to eight children. For more information or to register, call the Parks & Recreation office, (860) 276-6219. Program details and a mail-in registration form are also available on the department’s webpage, www.southington.org.

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cially strong in the conservative South and the Midwest. The question has come to a head in this area, and it involves Dr. Thomas Ogletree, 80, a retired Methodist minister and former dean at Yale Divinity School. Last October he officiated at the marriage of his gay son and partner at the Yale Club in New York City. When the wedding announcement was carried in the “New York Times,” some Methodists complained. Dr. Ogletree re-

sponded by saying: “I think the rule is incompatible with Methodist teaching. I think it contradicts our core values. I think it will change with time, but the battle is not over yet.” His action could lead to a church trial. This issue is a difficult one for millions of earnest Christians and others. Many opponents of same-sex marriage cite Biblical texts condemning homosexual behavior. Polls, however, indicate that more and more Americans are concluding that same-sex attraction is genetic, perhaps even “God-given,” if you will, and that

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Valley midget football league The Southington Valley Midget Football League has scheduled its 2013 season registration sessions. The next session will be held Saturday, July 13, 9 a.m. to noon, at the Recreation Park Field House, Maxwell Noble Drive. Boys in kindergarten through grade 8 and girls in kindergarten through grade 11 are eligible to participate. Southington residents only. Registration is for flag or tackle football, cheerleading, and powder puff flag football. Online registration is also available. Visit www.svmfl.org for further information or to register online.

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Southington Elks Lodge No. 1669 will host its annual golf tournament Friday, August 16, at Hawks Landing Country Club. Registration deadline is Friday, August 9. Individuals or foursomes welcome. For more information, contact Chairman Ralph Hedenberg, (860) 276-8395, or the Elks Lodge, (860) 628-6682.

Experience matters! That’s what Kathie Lickwar has with over 33 years of practice in the real estate business. Kathie has always provided personal service by dealing with her clients directly. Kathie holds several professional designations including Accredited Buyer Representative, Certified Residential Specialist in which she is in the top 3% nationwide and Graduate Realtor Institute. She has been on the Boards of Directors for both the Connecticut Association of Realtors and the Greater Hartford Association of Realtors. In addition to her professional accomplishments, Kathie is active in the Plainville community. She is Chairman of the Trustees of the Plainville Public Library. As a lifelong Plainville resident she knows the market well. Call Kathie when experience as well as trusted personal service really matter.

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Joan Vallee has been a consistent top producing agent for the past 26 years. She has been located at 260 East St., in Plainville since 1990. Counseling first time homebuyers and sellers is what she enjoys most about real estate. In the past years, Joan has become knowledgble about new construction, renovation, short sales and foreclosures. The market is constantly changing. In order to keep up with Statistics and trends, she attends seminars and continuing education classes on a regular basis. Please visit her web site: JoanVallee.com as well as on Facebook for all current listings. We offer free Market Analysis. Don’t Moan - Call Joan.

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Sikhism Continued from page 22

a strong sense of communal identity, symbolized by the characteristic turbans and beards worn by Sikh men. Main sacred text: The compilation of the Sikh scriptures, the Adi Granth, was begun in 1604 by the Fifth Guru. The last of the ten Gurus, Guru Gobind Singh, announced that he would be the last personal Guru and that thereafter, Sikhs were to regard the Adi Granth (Guru Granth Sahib) as their teacher. This sacred book is considered the living embodiment of all ten Gurus and is

therefore the focus of worship in all Sikh temples and local gurudwaras, or sanctuaries. The Adi Granth comprises three main parts: a long poem by Nanak summing up the elements of Sikhism, a collection of Ragas, or songs composed by the first five Gurus, and a mixed collection of commentaries elaborating on the Ragas together with hymns of many Hindu saints and Sufi mystics. Principal center: The Golden Temple of Amritsar in India. —Beliefnet.com Note: There is a Sikh temple in Southington, 1610 West Street.

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Italian American festival The committee for the Southington Italian American Festival has scheduled Friday to Sunday, July 26, 27, and 28 as the dates for this year’s festival. Bill DellaVecchia, representing the Unico Club, and Bob Triano, of the Sons of Italy, have been selected co-chairmen of the event, which will be held in the same location on lower Center Street as in previous years. The committee is looking for both food and non-food vendors. Interested parties should contact Bill DellaVecchia at (860) 628-9321 or Bob Triano at (860) 621-2658.

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July 15. Cost includes transportation and casino bonus. A 50/50 raffle will be held on the trip. For more information, or to make reservations, call (860) 628-7717.

Bible School

Mary Our Queen Church, 248 Savage St., is offering Vacation Bible School, July 29 to Aug 2. The weeklong program is where kids follow Jesus on a life changing adventure. This program includes: Monday morning Mass, a different bible story every day, daily craft projects and Christian songs, community service project, and a Friday pizza party and a show. Vacation Bible School is scheduled

at Grace United Methodist Church, 121 Pleasant St. “Kingdom Rock, where kids stand strong for God!” Vacation Bible School takes place 5:15 to 7:45 p.m., Sunday, June 23, to Thursday, June 27. Dinner is served nightly. There is a cost per-family. Register school-aged children by calling the church office, (860) 628-6996. For more information, visit www.graceumcsouthington.org.

Kick-off dinner Mary Our Queen Church will hold a “Kick Off to Summer” dinner Saturday, June 22, 6 p.m. in the church hall, 248 Savage St. Menu: London broil, baked potato, salad, rolls, dessert, and beverage. For tickets, call Vinnie or Gloria, (860) 276-0654. Proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund.

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Anna Rohon is the owner and manager of Perron’s Flooring America. She purchased the flooring store from the previous owner in February of 2008. She had been manager at that location for 5 1/2 years but all total has 33 years of experience in the flooring industry so she is well versed on handling your flooring needs whether it be in carpeting, hardwood, laminate, vinyl or ceramic. As a part of Flooring America they are 1 of 500 stores strong across the US and Canada. The stores are individually owned but are members of this large buying group which allows them to offer very competitive pricing to their customers. Anna and her staff are constantly provided education in the newest products and applications in flooring by Flooring America. Perron’s has been voted by Citizen readers First Place Carpet & Flooring Store four consecutive years in the Best of Awards contest. They have received 5 star certification for superior service to their customers which Anna believes is the foremost of importance. Stop in and see them today or visit their website at www.perronsflooringamerica.com. You can also contact Anna by e-mail at anna.rohon@perrons.com.

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Collaborative Psychiatric Services is a Professional Healthcare Group consisting of a Psychiatrist, a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, a Psychologist and a Licensed Social Worker working together to provide the absolute best care for their patients. We offer psychiatric medication management, therapy and counseling in a private office setting. Common ailments among the population requiring this group’s professional services are: Depression, Forgetfulness, Disinterest in daily activities once enjoyed, Feelings of loss/abandonment, Feelings of despair, Grief, Dementia/Alzheimer’s, Sleeplessness & Anxiety. Patients will receive the individual time and attention needed to ensure a thorough evaluation and treatment. CPS is currently accepting new patients. We accept most major insurances Kimberly Saucier opened her private offices for business in Plainville in 2008. She provides confidential treatment, counseling and medication management for adult mental health needs. Kimberly’s educational background has well prepared her for her practice. She is a 1991 graduate of St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing (RN), a 1995 graduate of Central CT State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a 2006 Graduate of St. Joseph’s College for Women with a Masters of Science as an Adult Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center who certifies individual nurses and recognizes healthcare organizations for nursing excellence, Collaborative Psychiatric Services offers a unique and relaxed non-traditional medical office setting. Kimberly’s proven mental health practice methods ensures her patients a positive experience and outcome. We welcome a new member to our practice, Liz Johnson, APRN-BC. Liz is a nurse practitioner who comes to us with 25 years experience. She received her undergraduate education at S.C.S.U. with her clinical studies at Yale New Haven Hospital. She then received her master’s degree at UCONN. She is board certified as an Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression and stress related symptoms. Linda Mittenthal provides private therapy at Collaborative Psychiatric Services. She counsels patients seeking therapy for marriage counseling, couples therapy and individual therapy. She has extensive experience working with individuals and groups.. Linda has seen clients in crisis situations in emergency room and within the community; and clients in outpatient and inpatient settings as well. She graduated form Fordham University with a Masters degree in social work in 1995 Linda became a licensed social worker in New York State. In 2002 she became licensed in Connecticut and joined Collaborative Psychiatric Services in 2011.

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The Calendar House, located at 388 Pleasant St., is Southington’s senior center. For more information or to view the newsletter, visit www.calendarhouse.org or call the office, (860) 621-3014.

276-1020 if interested. The club meets every third Thursday of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mulberry Gardens. For more information, visit www.mulberrygardens.org.

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Mulberry Gardens, 58 Mulberry St., offers Friendship Club, a free, monthly club for seniors. Activities, fitness, games, music, arts and crafts, coffee socials and more are offered. The club includes lunch and transportation. Seating is limited. Call Marie Terzak at (860)

Special interest clubs meet monthly on Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Perry Room. No fees, experience, or membership is required. Walk-ins are welcome. The Financial Invest-

ments Club meets on the second Wednesday of each month, led by Constance C. Proll, CFP. The club discusses stocks, bonds, CD’s, money market, mutual funds, retirement healthcare, social security, and estate planning, among others. The Digital Photography Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month, 1 p.m., and discusses camera equipment, latest software, photo editing, and field trips to practice taking pictures. Led by Peter Freeman, who teaches digital photography at the University of Con-

The Southington Citizen Friday, June 21, 2013 necticut. Bring a camera. The Computer Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month to discuss computer fundamentals, tablets, smartphones, hardware, software, and anything else computer-related. Led by Mark White, assistant manager of the Computer Learning Center.

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Celiac group

The Central Connecticut Celiac Support Group is sponsoring a chat group, Gluten Free 101, at 7 p.m., at the Berlin Community Center, (lower level), 230 Kensington Road, Berlin, Monday, June 24. All persons with celiac disease and their families and friends are invited to attend. Come to gain information and alleviate the stress of living with the disease. To register, call Carm at (860) 426-1980 or Nancy at (203) 634-0530.

Free lecture

Hospital of Central Connecticut cardiologist Joshua Rock, D.O., will present a free lecture on “Coronary Artery Disease: From Diagnosis to Treatment” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at the hospital’s Bradley Memorial campus, 81 Meriden Ave. Rock, who practices with HOCC’s Doctors of Central Connecticut in Southington, focuses on preventive cardiology, coronary artery disease, irregular heartbeats (arrhythmia), cardiac imaging studies and peripheral vascular disease. He is a registered physician in vascular interpretation. Light refreshments will be provided at the event. To register, call 1-800-321-6244 press option 1 or visit thocc.org/whatsnew/calendar.aspx.

Nursery school There is a new four-day preschool program at Plantsville Community Nursery School, 109 Church St. Classes will be held Monday, 9 to 11:30 a.m.; Tuesday, 12:15 to 2:45 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 to 11:30 a.m.; and Friday, 9 to 11:30 a.m. For information, or to enroll, call (860) 628-7870.

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Bear Continued from page 2 watching the bear as it moved slowly from house to house and through people’s yards. It was the second bear sighting in a week in Southington. A black bear was seen crossing Winding Ridge Road in Southington on Wednesday, June 12. Police Sgt. Jeffrey Dobratz said the first call Saturday was at 10 a.m. from Burritt Street. At 11:15 a.m., another caller reported the bear at Panthorn Park by the softball field. Animal control responded to that sighting but the bear had left by the time officers arrived. Forty-five minutes later the black bear walked across Old Mill Road and Marion Avenue. Officers and animal control warned residents to

stay inside and got the bear to go back into the woods near Marion Avenue. “We haven’t had any sightings since then,” Dobratz said. Steve Sholtz was alarmed after the bear made its way through his backyard. He said Old Mill Road is in a neighborhood with many children who often play outside. “It was definitely big enough to cause everyone to be startled and say, ‘What is a bear doing here?‘ “ said Sholtz, of 111 Old Mill Road. “The bear didn’t make any aggressive noises and didn’t go through the garbage.” Sholtz said he heard his 16-year-old daughter calling for him, yelling, “There’s a bear in the yard!” The bear’s paw prints could be seen on the lawn all day, Sholtz said. After strolling through the Old Mill Road neighbor-

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said. “We said ‘Oh my God, that thing is gigantic,’ and it was hopping a fence because the police had their sirens on to scare it a bit.” Although the bear might have startled some, Gardner said black bears aren’t known to attack. He said that, if you see a black bear, you should “make your presence known” by making noise or “waiving around your arms” so the bear knows you are there. “Black bears are docile

and rarely aggressive,” Gardner said. “If you do something like that, they almost always run away.” To keep bears away, Gardner said, start by taking in bird feeders as colder weather approaches. Keep dogs on a leash as well, he added, in case bears are around. “I was shocked because we see it on the news all the time,” Leppones said. “I was really surprised that a bear that size could even be in this area.”

Kiwanis golf

The Kiwanis Club of Southington will sponsor its 36th Annual Robert E.McCormack Golf Tournament Wednesday, Aug. 7 at Hawks Landing Country Club. To pre-register, or for more information, call Len (860) 621-3792 or Ed (860) 621-5838.

Kid Fest

The Southington Chamber of Commerce and United Way are sponsoring a free Kid Fest Saturday, June 29, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., behind Derynoski School, 240 Main St. Carnival rides will be provided along with numerous inflatable games. Vendors will be on site. Rain date is Sunday, June 30. For more information, call the chamber, (860) 628-8036.

Youth employment

The Youth Employment Service of Southington Youth Services has a willing and interested crop of young people, 14-16 years of age, ready to go for summer yard care needs, house cleaning, and babysitting. For more information, contact (860) 276-6281.

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Dads balance civic and family duties By Eric Heredia Special to The Citizen Last month, Southington’s deputy town manager and town attorney, Mark Sciota, ended up wearing the Marlins uniform of his son’s Little League team during a Charter Revision Commission meeting after coaching his son’s game. For elected and appointed officials, squeezing in time for their families amid their work, preparing for campaigning and all of their other civic duties can be a challenging balancing act. Brian Goralski joined the Southington Board of Edu-

cation 10 years ago when his two high school-age children were younger. He said time is always at a premium, and any time he can get to spend with his children is valuable. He planned to spend Father’s Day with his in-laws, having a picnic with his father later and watching his son Andrew play in a doubleheader on his American Legion baseball team. “Not a bad way to spend Father’s Day,” Goralski said. Wallingford Town Councilor Tom Laffin and his wife, Heather, have two children, Jack and Abby. Laffin works at home most

of the time, doing programming work for Bachand & Bachand, a Bridgeport law firm. He’s adding a second floor to his house, so he’s been staying at the home of his mother, Marie Laffin, during the construction. “It’s a hectic, crazy time ... living in a space meant for less people,” he said. He has help from his brother, Nick, who watched the kids as Laffin and his wife attended the Republican Town Committee meeting Wednesday. Laffin went to a Father’s Day brunch at Abby’s school, the Creative Beginnings Learning Center, on Friday, June 14, but he wasn’t aware

of any plans for today, the actual holiday. “A day of just doing nothing would be nice,” he said. Jack is into Cub Scouts now and Laffin went on a campout with him two weekends ago. Abby had a dance recital last week and both children are learning karate and swimming. Jason Zandri, a Wallingford town councilor, mayoral

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Sleep apnea and obesity connection

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The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s Center for Metabolic Health will present the lecture “Sleep Apnea and Obesity: What is the Connection?” on Tuesday, June 25, in Farmington and Thursday, June 27, in Southington. The events will be held 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 25 at the Center for Metabolic Health, 11 South Road, Suite 130, Farmington; and on June 27 at the hospital’s Sleep Disorders Center satellite location, 1131 West St. Presenters will be neurologist Barry Spass, M.D., chief of neurology at the hospital’s Sleep Disorders Center; and David Okolica, M.D., medical director of bariatric surgery. Refreshments will be provided. Space is limited for each event. To register, call (800) 321-6244 press option 1 or visit thocc.org/whatsnew/calendar.aspx .

Duties Continued from page 33 from New York, and he’ll just tuck them in to bed. Sometimes the younger ones wake up in the middle of the night and crawl into bed with him. “I try to be conscious of it” and carve out some time to watch cartoons with them on Fridays, he said. He knows the kids are busy with their own activities. On Thursday night, Laffin had just left the Wallingford Adult Education graduation and was headed home. He said he knows the kids are getting used to seeing him in a suit and tie and those are

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Alexandria Broytman, Melissa Hastie, Grace Herman, Christina Mueller, Kaitlyn Rogalski, Sarah Zimmerman – Quinnipiac University. Colleen Girouard, Erin Rosenberger, Mitchell Veltri, Ryan Govoni; Nathan Beaumont, President’s list – Western New England University, Springfield, Mass. Caitlin Shanly, Sarah Shugrue, Bryan Wilcox – Stonehill College, Easton, Mass. Jasmin D’Andrea – Roger Williams University. Alyssa Rubin, Nicholas Tosta, Bryan McGrane – Northeastern University, Boston, Mass.

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John Coyle, 11th Grade, of Plantsville, received second honors; Derek Drozd, 9th Grade, of Southington, received first honors; Marissa Sisco, 10th Grade, of Plantsville, received first honors; Lupeng Wang, 10th Grade, of Southington, received second honors, all at Cheshire Academy, Cheshire.

Sarah Higgins – Springfield College, Springfield, Mass. Kelley Mollor, Brooke Petit, Alison Young – Providence College, Providence, R.I. Emily Socha, President’s List – Bryant University, Smithfield, R.I. Alyssa Aligata, of Plantsville earned high honors, Rhiannon Jacobs, of Plantsville earned honors, Timothy Brown, of Southington earned high honors, Kathryn Sikoski, of Southington earned high honors, at the University of New Hampshire, Durham N.H. Ryan Beaulieu, a senior in finance from Southington, Kendra Bunting, a junior in

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LAX player Davis an Academic All-American; SHS rugby girls battle in regional all-star tournament You’ve already read about Southington’s Bryan Davis in these pages. He’s valedictorian of Southington High School’s Class of 2013. We now bring you this update. Last week Davis was named an Academic AllAmerican by U.S. Lacrosse. That’s a first for coach Ron Chase’s program. Given Davis’ resume, it wasn’t much of a surprise. “He just has a laundry list of things he’s done in the community, the different awards he’s received,” said Chase. Davis was one of a half dozen lacrosse players named Academic All-American in Connecticut. The pool of nominees was fairly select to begin with, given the lofty qualifying standards and detailed nomination requirements. Chase, who is on Connecticut’s selection committee, had nominated just one

of his Blue Knights previously. “It’s an unbelievable honor to be chosen,” the coach said. “There’s just a couple each year in each state. It’s pretty rigorous.” The eligibility guidelines require good sportsmanship on the field, high academic achievement in the classroom and significant service

in the school and community. Candidates should be pretty good in lacrosse, too. Davis, a Blue Knights laxman since his freshman year, was a senior midfielder on a team that went 13-5 overall this spring and reached the program’s first state quarterfinal. Primarily a defensive player, Davis did contribute three goals.

“He was a good player for us, a utility guy who played where we needed him,” Chase remarked. “He was one of those guys you could put in a lot of positions in the midfield.” Davis is heading to UConn, where he’ll study engineering. *** Southington High School girls rugby players were selected to compete in the New England USA Rugby Regional All-Star Tournament, held

this past weekend in Devens, Mass. The local players dropped a game to Massachusetts, but held off Vermont, 24-23. Representing SHS was, from left: Gwen McFall-Gorman, Nicole Albini, Kayla Nati, Rachel Wrinn, Nicole Salmon, Maria Albini, Alexa Mosley and Jenna Chubet. The Southington contingent was navigated by Nathan Gallow, head coach of the Yale University women’s rugby team.

Spring or summer practice? It depends on the school By Bryant Carpenter Special to The Citizen

Platt and Southington played their intrasquad games Friday, June 14. Lyman Hall followed on Saturday and Sheehan tees it up tonight, June 21. If you’re so inclined, you have no lack of opportunity to feed your Football Jones here in June, as the majority of local teams still hold spring practice. State-wide, though, they’re in the minority, as more and more schools are opting to forego two weeks of spring ball in order to start preseason earlier in August. Of Connecticut’s 146 football programs, 82 took a flier on the spring and 64 suited up. Reasons vary. With spring

so busy, between end-ofschool events as well as sports, some teams, particularly those at the small schools, find they don’t have a full complement of players to make spring football worth the while. Others are in a state of coaching flux and simply aren’t ready. Maloney is a good case in point. Recent hire Pierce Brennan is just coming through the door and assembling a coaching staff on the East Side. Mostly, more teams find it preferable to get four extra days in August and build as much stamina, game planning and overall momentum as possible heading into the season. “I do not do spring anymore,” remarked Wilcox coach Trevor Jones. “I al-

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Southington’s Stephen Barmore keeps the ball on a run play during a team scrimmage June 14. ready know what my kids can do and get more out of starting early.”

So why do the Panthers, Blue Knights, Trojans and Titans still bother? Namely,

to make certain they have what they believe they have, especially if some new wrinkles are being added to the playbook. “We like to do it because it gives us a great indication of where we’re at,” said Southington coach Mike Drury. “We’re changing a couple things up, so we wanted to get a look at that. You get a better look now than trying to scramble in August. And it really sets the tone for the summer for us.” Summer can be a long haul. It’s given over to the nitty-gritty of weight lifting and running. Yes, there are summer passing leagues, but those are 7-on-7 deals, not a true team-wide activity. As Platt’s Jason Bruenn

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Midwest League coaches select Romano for summer classic By John Pettit Special to The Citizen

Sal Romano won’t have to travel far to make his first professional all-star appearance. Romano is one of five Dayton Dragons players selected to the Midwest League AllStar Game, which was scheduled for Tuesday, June 18 at Dayton’s Fifth Third Field. “It’s going to be really cool,” Romano said in a telephone interview June 12. “From what I hear, a lot of (general managers) come to

Practice Continued from page 39 notes, football has become something of an island in the scholastic sports sea. Virtually all other sports have organized leagues in the offseason - fall baseball, travel basketball, club volleyball, premier soccer, etc. Football is the exception. It runs mid-August through early December (if you’re good enough) and then goes into relative hibernation for eight months. “Spring ball is our chance to break up that long offseason and say, ‘Hey, here’s your

the game. It’s a pretty big deal. Dayton has one of the best ballparks in the league.” Romano was set to make his 12th start for the Low-A Dragons last week against the Bowling Green Hot Rods. He is 4-6 with a 4.73 ERA. “The opposing coaches picked the all-star team, not even my own coach, so it’s a big honor for me,” Romano said. “In April, I felt like a very dominant pitcher in the league. I seemed to slow down in May. I’ll keep working hard. I’m trying to build my stamina up to pitch six-

or seven-plus innings every outing.” Heading into the Bowling Green matchup, Romano had thrown 51 innings, allowing 57 hits with 38 strikeouts and 21 walks. He said he had a tough May. “I feel like I’ve become a better pitcher thus far,” Romano said. “I’ve learned to deal with failure a little bit better than I did last year in Billings. It seems like all May I had one bad inning.” Romano said pitching coach Tony Fossas has helped him understand “you

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lead in starts with 15. “I feel like I’m right where I’m supposed to be,” he said. “I proved to myself at the beginning of the year that I belong here. I just have keep pushing through. It’s a very long season.” Romano said his mother, Lynne, was expected to attend the all-star game. “My family has been down here twice already for my first two outings in Dayton,” Romano said. “I pitched well both times. It’s always nice to have family here. It gives me an extra spark.”

chance to play some ball,’ and they like it,” said Bruenn. Spring football is also Platt’s de facto tryout not merely a chance for new players to prove their worth to coaches, but to prove to themselves that they truly want to play such a physical game. Better to figure that out in early June than in late August. “A kid could do all the summer workouts, you get him all suited up, you put all that time into him in the offseason getting him physically ready - running, lifting and the first time he gets hit he says, ‘Oh, I don’t like this,’” Bruenn said. “Now

you’ve wasted all that time. You could have spent all that time with someone you know is going to be there.” Men in stripes Spring football also gives football officials a training opportunity. Meriden’s Ron Patry, vice president of the Central Connecticut Association of Football Officials, noted that 30 officials were at the Platt game at Falcon Field and 38 more at the Southington game at Fontana Field. Incidentally, one of the new rule changes for the 2013 came into play during the Platt game. In the continuing effort to

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Friday, June 21, 2013 — The Southington Citizen

On Father’s Day, dads and sons were relaxing on the links By Farrah Duffany Special to The Citizen

Ted Zdeblick and his son, Drew, took advantage of the nice weather Sunday, June 16 and - in the spirit of Father’s Day - were playing a friendly father-and-son competition on the practice green at Pine Valley Golf Course. Drew Zdeblick, 23, swung at the ball from a small grass mound outside the practice area. “That could be good!” he said as he watched the ball roll closer to the hole. “Yeah, that’s not too bad,” Ted Zdeblick said as the ball came to a stop a couple of feet from the hole. Drew and Ted Zdeblick were playing their own game. They each had a chance to chip the ball twice and Drew Zdeblick counted his best chip and Ted Zdeblick counted his worst. They were playing for a dollar a hole. Ted Zdeblick said it was how he taught his son to play golf when he was younger. “When he was a kid, he

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Ted Zdeblick, left, stands with his son Drew at Pine Valley Golf Course on Father’s Day. could never lose money,” Ted Zdeblick said, laughing. “Now he has to pay if he loses.” Drew Zdeblick came to Southington from Boston Saturday night to surprise his father. Sunday morning he cooked breakfast and he and his father decided to play golf. “We’re sort of practicing

and sort of competing,” Ted Zdeblick said. “This is what we do.” The Zdeblicks weren’t the only ones on the golf course celebrating Father’s Day. Vinny Roy of Bristol was with his son and daughter, Chris and Amy Mazuroski, getting ready to play nine holes. Roy and Chris Mazuroski said they try to meet up to play golf together at least once a week when they can find time in their schedules. “We usually end up breaking each other’s stones most of the time,” Chris Mazuroski said, laughing. “It’s fun to get out and break up the monotony of every day.” Chris Mazuroski and Roy said they don’t compete much when they play a round; it’s mostly just for fun and keeping one another company. “It’s just relaxed with us,” Roy said. When asked who is better at golf, Roy answered that his son was. “I’m going to build up his head today,” he said laughing.

“You’re really going to admit that?” Chris Mazuroski said to Roy. Rudy Zenuh, a starter at Pine Valley, said it was busy all morning, with dozens of families coming to play a round of golf. “We were booked until 1:30,” Zenuh said. “There have been a lot of couples; it’s been a very busy day today.”

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Grants awarded to Southington teachers By Savannah Mul Special to The Citizen

Five teachers were awarded grants recently by the Southington Education Foundation. The foundation has distributed the grants since 2010 to encourage innovations in classroom learning. This year’s recipients were Amy Perry, of Kennedy Middle School, Paula Gorham, of South End School, Katherine Diaz, of Kelley and Plantsville schools, Jane Syme, of Derynoski School, and Betty Swist, of DePaolo Middle School. “Our total grants this year cost just under $6,000,” foundation Chairwoman Beth Pestillo said. “When we first started in 2010 we started with mini grants, but as

we’ve grown we’ve been able to expand and offer more to educators.” Diaz, a music teacher, was awarded a grant to cover the cost of six balafons, West African percussion instruments. “The kids will learn how to play traditional drums and percussion,” Diaz said. “We have ‘drum talk’ where we’ll talk through the drums and now we can expand that through the xylophones.” Balafons resemble xylophones, but are longer and larger, and have gourd shakers attached to the keys, Diaz said. “I’m looking forward to when the very beautiful and colorful instruments come in.” Diaz said. “The kids will learn more and then get to explore more through music.”

Gorham, a kindergarten teacher, received a grant for an interactive storytelling program called Pixie. Pixie is a program that “allows children to read their stories out loud, draw pictures and retell the stories in a different way,” Gorham said. Gorham demonstrated on her computer how she uses Pixie. She used it on the classroom’s Smart Board and the children told stories about ladybugs. The children recorded their voices, heard their voices back, drew pictures and typed the words. “The students were able to create one page on the Smart Board and I can see our fifthgrade buddies helping with this in the future,” Gorham said. Perry received two grants. With one, she will introduce

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The Southington Drive-In, 935 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, line up for the season is as follows: June 22: Mill Foundation, Flipper; June 29: Volunteer Firefighters, The Love Bug; July 6: American Legion Auxiliary, The Great Outdoors; July 12: Southington Land Trust, Summertime Beach Extravaganza with Elvis and Annette Funicello; July 13: Southington Rotary Club, Beach Blanket Bingo; July 20: Sisters D’Atalia, Brave; Aug. 3: Jr. Women’s Club, The Princess Bride; Aug. 10: Southington Lions Club, Honey I Shrunk The Kids; Aug. 17: Southington Travel Knights, Rudy; Aug. 24: Southington Kiwanis Club, Smokey & The Bandit.


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Rain garden plantings In an effort to recharge drinking water supplies in the Quinnipiac River Watershed, Save the Sound will be organizing several rain garden plantings in the town of Southington this spring. Volunteers can help the group dig, plant native plants and learn about green infrastructure on the following dates: Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information or to sign up, contact Evan Welsh at ewelsh@savethesound.org or (203) 787-0646 ext. 116.

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Welsh at ewelsh@savethesound.org or (203) 787-0646 ext. 116. Antiques tag sale – Southington Coin Club will sponsor an antiques tag sale Saturday, June 22, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., 172 Prospect St. Antiques, old tin toys, sports memorabilia, household goods, old tools, and more. Open House – The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart St., Saturday, June 22, 10a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information or to set up a tour call Edesa Ciscar at (860) 628-5656.

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Legislative wrap up Senator Joe Markley and Representatives Al Adinolfi and Rob Sampson will host a Legislative Wrap Up at the Southington Municipal Center Community Room, 200 N. Main St., Wednesday, June 26, at 6 p.m.; discussion of the 2013 Legislative Session and how new legis-

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The Southington Citizen â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Friday, June 21, 2013 Skyline Drive, failure to respond to infraction, seconddegree breach of peace, 6:40 p.m. Wojciech Sawicki, 44, 210 Sunvalley Drive, disorderly conduct, third-degree assault, second-degree threatening, 10:21 p.m. June 9: Jose O. Diaz, 24, 150 Shawn Drive, Bristol,operating motor vehicle with suspended registration, 8:45 a.m. June 10: Susan A. Waag, 52, 116

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June 11: Gerald Cassella, 26, 44 Sharon Road, Waterbury, failure to have insurance, 12:19 a.m. Michelle T. Gross, 47, 36 Willis St., Bristol, sixth-degree larceny, possession of drug paraphernalia, 3:09 p.m. Christopher Maronn, 29, 442 Lakeview Drive, operating motor vehicle with suspended registration, 3:09 p.m. Ashley E. Slodzinski, 29, 500 Main St., operating motor vehicle with suspended regis-

tration, 3:49 p.m. June 13: Colin S. Meyer, 23, 2086 Stanley St., New Britain, driving under the influence, 1:18 a.m.

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They’ve been able to intern at pharmacies, schools, auto body shops, architectural firms, newspapers, and even funeral homes in hope of finding a career they enjoy. For 10 weeks or more, 49 students from Southington High School have been able to explore possible career paths. The internship is part of a program called Training for Tomorrow, created five years ago as a partnership between the Southington Chamber of Commerce and the school system. Training for Tomorrow is for high school juniors and seniors. Representatives of the chamber, the schools, the town and local businesses, along with teachers and students, reflected on the internships at a gathering Tuesday morning. School Superintendent Joseph V. Erardi Jr. talked

about the evolution of the program, which started out as an idea written on a napkin five years ago. “To our student interns who are leaving us, somehow, some way, I hope that you never forget where this all began,” Erardi said. “At the state Capitol, we talk a lot about education and training for jobs for the future,” said state Rep. David Zoni, D-Southington. “I’m glad to be part of the legislature working on those issues to move Connecticut forward.” Mary Allard, a member of the chamber’s board of directors, has been helping run the program and helping each student find the perfect business. Students had to fill out applications and prepare resumes, and once a handful of them were submitted to the guidance department, Allard would interview them. She wanted to get to know

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$500,000 coming for Gura building “Even in this challenging economy, it is important to support the arts. They not only enrich us culturally, but they are good for local businesses,” Aresimowicz said. “The arts center will attract visitors from around the state, which in turn helps our local economy.” The Southington Community Cultural Arts Committee, the group that wants to renovate the Gura building, must raise $1.36 million - 80 percent of the total cost of the work, expected to be $1.71 million - by the end of July 2014, according to its agreement with the Town Council. If it succeeds in do-

By Savannah Mul Special to The Citizen

The State Bond Commission is expected to approve $500,000 to help transform the Gura building into the Community Cultural Arts Center. House Majority Leader Joseph Aresimowicz, a Democrat whose district includes Southington, announced Friday, June 14 that the money was put on the bond commission’s agenda for its meeting this week. Money for projects that make it onto the commission’s agenda is almost always approved.

ing that, the town will lease the building to the arts group for $1 a year, and renovations can begin. The Gura building, next to Town Hall on Main Street, formerly housed some town departments but has been mostly empty since they moved to the Municipal Center on North Main Street in July 2012. It is being used now for storage. “I knew (Aresimowicz) was pledging to have this passed from the beginning,” Town Councilor Chris Palmieri said. “I’m glad he was able to push for this and generate support from the state.”

Palmieri added that having an arts center in the community will make the town stronger. “It really is a true investment to the value and work in having a cultural arts center in a viable location of downtown Southington,” said Dawn Miceli, a town councilor and a member of the arts committee. “It’s all very exciting.” “We are just astounded,” said Mary DeCroce, the leader of the Southington Community Cultural Arts Committee. “We asked the state to give us $257,000 and they doubled that amount. We are just beside our-

selves.” DeCroce also expects up to $325,000 to come from a historical preservation tax credit. The Gura building has been deemed a historical structure. DeCroce said she is confident her group can raise the needed funds. Carole Milano, the president of the Southington Arts Council - which is not affiliated with the cultural arts committee - said she couldn’t be happier about the news. “It’s great what they will be able to do. I always said if it’s meant to be, it will be,” Milano said.

High cost of living chokes income growth in state an average of 2.7 percent in 2011. The growth rates reflect year-over-year changes in income adjusted by the change in spending. In 2011, the BridgeportStamford-Norwalk metro area posted the highest price parity, which is the measure of differences in prices of goods and services. Connecticut was seventh among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., in price parity. Hawaii, New York, Washington, D.C., New Jersey, Maryland and California were higher.

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Personal income for Connecticut residents rose a weak 2.2 percent in 2011, lower than the rest of the United States, according to federal data released June 12. The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis laid part of the blame on Connecticut’s high cost of living that reduces purchasing power. Real personal income in the United States increased

Music on the Green The 20th Annual “Music on the Green” Concert Series, sponsored by the Parks & Recreation Department, takes place Wednesday evenings through Aug. 28 (Thursdays, if it rains) at the Southington Town Green, Main Street (Route 10). This is free live music and weekly car shows. For more information, call (860) 276-6219 or visit www.southington.org.

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The rise in personal income in Connecticut in 2011 was lower than the 3.6 percent growth posted the previous year. In contrast, personal income growth nationally increased from 2010 to 2011. New Haven economist Don Klepper-Smith said the data show why many people still struggle even in an improving economy. “This lies at the core of why nearly half of all Americans are not seeing an economic recovery as they understand it,” he said. “In this recovery, after the bills are paid, after the taxes are paid,

there ain’t a lot left over. It’s the extra dinner out, maybe the long weekend on the Cape.” Daniel Kennedy, an economist at the state Department of Labor, said the federal statistics did not surprise him because job growth in Connecticut has been slowing. “Connecticut is the laggard,” he said. The state’s weak spots are the finance sector and its geographic proximity to New York’s Wall Street, which was hit hard by the recession and weak recovery, and government, which cut jobs in schools and local govern-

ment. The loss of federal stimulus spending also had an impact on government spending, Kennedy said. In addition, the state’s two Indian-run casinos, which have posted steadily declining revenue, also are counted as local government. “Finance and government seem to be what’s driving Connecticut down,” he said. The federal statistics follow by less than a week a batch of other numbers released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis showing that Connecticut was alone among the 50 states with a shrinking economy in 2012.

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Lafranco said he learned how to fix cracks in doors, paint vehicles, perform bonding jobs, and more. “I learned a lot from this guy,” said Lafranco, pointing to Bill Badgley, the owner of the auto shop. Bayley Shean, a senior, had her internship at Ames & Whitaker Architects in Southington. Shean wants to be an interior designer. “Even though I’m majoring in interior design, it really helps seeing the big picture in what goes into the project,’’ Shean said. Shean learned how to read blueprints, shadowed architects, and was able to go to sites to help measure for window sills.

Meg Gallagher, a senior, interned at Plantsville Funeral Home because she wants to be an embalmer. “It’s a little frightening,” Gallagher said, laughing, “but an excellent way of knowing that this is what I can do and what I would want to do for the rest of my life.’’ While some students found that they loved their jobs, others found that it wasn’t the right fit for them. But even that is a positive, Allard said. “I’m very excited about the growth of this program,” said Martin Semmel, the high school principal. “... Maybe we can go to 75 (students) next year.”

Continued from page 45 them and their personalities to find the right spot for the students. She was pleased with the response from businesses eager to have the students intern. “No one said no,” Allard said. “And I thank you very much.” Allard would go to the job sites and take photos of the students working. She mentioned visiting Corey Lafranco, a senior, at Bill’s Auto Body Clinic in Southington. “I saw Corey elbow-deep in a car engine,” Allard said. “What would we do without a mechanic? We would be lost; I know I would.”


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Middle school rebids lower; overall project under budget By Savannah Mul Special to The Citizen Bids were opened Wednesday afternoon, June 12 for steel and roofing contractors looking to renovate John F. Kennedy and DePaolo middle schools. Those aspects of the project were sent out for rebidding after initial bids were deemed too high. The bids opened last Wednesday were lower than the initial bids. “We were looking for a better price and looking to get more bids,” Middle School Building Committee Chairman Edward Pocock Jr. said. Two roofing bids were announced for DePaolo. Silktown Roofing of Manchester had the lower bid of $1,468,000 and Greenwood Industries of North Haven bid $1,547,000. Two companies also bid on steel, with projected costs for both school renovations. STS Steel of New York bid $3,762,000 for both middle schools, which was the low bid. Shephard Steel Co. of Hartford submitted a bid of $4,193,000 for both schools. “Both came down from the last bid,” said Tom DiMauro of Newfield Construction, the project manager. Pocock said the process benefited from rebidding steel and roofing because they were “quite a bit lower.” At the last Middle School Building Committee meeting, on June 11, DiMauro re-

ported that the schools were under budget by $1.2 million. That was before the bids for roofing and steel. After Wednesday’s bid opening for steel and roofing for DePaolo, Pocock said from just a quick review of the numbers with DiMauro, the project is still about $756,000 under budget. The committee is awaiting roofing bids for Kennedy. “It’s still a rough figure.” Pocock said, “We’re under budget and we still have more roofing bids to come in for Kennedy. I’m happy.” DiMauro said the committee will probably go with the same steel company for both schools and “We will go over the bids, then confirm them for next week.” The bids are part of an $89.7 million project the town approved earlier this year. The renovation and remediation project for both middle schools will span the next two years. Construction will begin at the end of the school year. The last day of school is June 21. “We are comfortable,” Pocock said of where the committee stands with the renovation process and the budget. Once the roofing bids come in for Kennedy, Pocock said, the committee and DiMauro will analyze the initial bids and the alternatives offered when it comes to materials, then decide where to go next with the budget.

Funtasia Tours summer day camps The Southington Parks and Recreation Department and Funtasia Tours will offer three day camp opportunities for children ages 6 to 15 this summer. Each day of camp will begin and end at the Southington Community Pavilion located on the Drive-In property on Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike. Available camp dates are: July 8 to 12 for ages 10 to 15; Aug. 12 to 16 for ages 6 to 15; and Aug. 19 to 23 for ages 6 to 15. All camps take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; extended care services before and after regular camp hours are available for an additional fee. The cost per child, per week includes trips to off-site locations such as Lake Compounce, Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park, Mystic Aquarium and many more. Complete camp details and registration forms are available at the Parks and Recreation Department, 75 Main St., 2nd Floor and on the department’s webpage at www.southington.org. For information call (860) 276-6219.

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SOUTHINGTON INLAND WETLANDS AGENCY LEGAL NOTICE At their regular meeting held on June 6, 2013 the Southington Inland Wetlands Agency voted to take the following actions: A. APPROVED WITH STIPULATION – MA #144 – Application of Wonk Spring Partnership, LLC seeking to amend the Southington Inland Wetlands Map to reflect the findings of Soil Scientist Tom Pietras. Property located on Wonx Spring Road, Map 062, Parcel 142. B. APPROVED WITH STIPULATION – IW #1211, Application of Perjoni Family Jewelers, LLC seeking to construct a parking lot and storm water detention basin within the upland review area. Property located at 834 and 848 South Main Street, Map 064, Parcels 10 and 11. C. TABLED – IW #1209, Application of David Florian seeking to permit a replacement bridge to access property located on Burritt Street, Map 029, Parcel 068. D. TABLED – FF #237, Application of David Florian seeking to fill 28 cu. yds. of floodplain and mitigate 42 cu. yds. for activities associated with a bridge replacement on Burritt Street across from Anne Rd. - Map 029, Parcel 068. E. TABLED – IW #1212, Application of Lincoln College of New England seeking to replace an existing deteriorated culvert under an interior access drive. Property located at 2279 Mt. Vernon Road. F. APPROVED – IW #1213, Application of Anthony Milo seeking to renew an existing wetland permit to fill and grade wetlands in association with a proposed driveway and parking for a professional office building. Property located at 2061 West Street. Dated this 10th day of June, 2013 David J. Lavallee Environmental Planner

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Stock# 18609 $10,750 Don't miss... Call Chris at 203 250-5952 ww w . ri c h a rd c he v y . c o m

Contact Dan the “Five Star Auto Man” at Richard Chevrolet in Cheshire at 203-250-5952 www.richardchevy.com


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The Southington Citizen — Friday, June 21, 2013 SUV’S

SUV’S

MOTORCYCLES ATV’S, ETC.

CAMPER & TRAILERS KEYSTONE SPRINTER 30’, 2003, private master BR, microwave, stove w/oven, refrig w/freezer, nice bath rm w/shower, 2 push outs, sleeps 6. Must see. $7500. or BO. (203) 639-7306

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES $150 MATTRESS SET Queen p-top mattress w/ box. NEW in plastic. Brand name. Only $150! Call/Text Jim 860-709-7667

PETS & LIVESTOCK

AFFORDABLE GMC Sierra 1500 2008

BUICK Enclave CXL 2008

4WD, Automatic, Crew Cab Stock# 269494

AWD, 3.6 L, 6 Cyl Fuel Injected Stock# 5707A

203-599-0889

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Hyundai Santa Fe 2003

2010 HONDA CIVIC LX

Stock# 13-976A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy

$13,994 Loaded 4 Cyl ● Stock # 2719AAQ Ask for Darrell

(203) 818-3300

Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves.

Appliance Repairs

203-284-8986

Proof of Job, Proof of Address and Blasius Will Give You a Loan 100% Guaranteed

(203) 818-3300

HONDA ACCORD 2003 $6,888 4 Door, Automatic, 4 Cylinder 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $988 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

FREE To Good Home Two male cats, one orange tiger one black gray tiger. Good with other cats. In good health. Moving must find a good home. Please call 203-410-2571 Mike BUICK LACROSSE 2012 $24,998 6 TO CHOOSE FROM SAVE UP TO $11,000 of MSRP STK 27184AQ

Chevrolet Captiva LT 2012 FWD, Automatic $19,988 Stock# 1335

BROYHILL Fontana Armoire Light Pine 62x42x20 inches. Like new. $75. Call (203) 269-8935 7 new born, long hair Dachshund puppies for sale. Loving & playful lap dogs. Shots not included, 4 daple & 3 solid colored. Great family pets! $400, contact Erika 860-724-6770 Taking deposits now.

Stock# 13-978A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy

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FREE Two Cats to Good Homes Very Friendly and Social Call for information 203 437-1153 LOVING PUPS Resuced puppies for adoption. To view the puppies & notice of our next adoption day event, visit us at www.lovingpups.com or Call 828-208-0757

TOYOTA FJ CRUISER 2007 Stock# 18637 $17,250 Don't miss... Call Chris at 203 250-5952 ww w. r i c ha rd c he v y . c o m

DOUBLE WALL OVEN White Excellent Condition $400 (203) 272-8247

HOSPITAL BED And Pegasus Airwaves (VariWave) Air Mattress $80 Each Call 203-630-1589

Ayudamos personas sin crédito o con mal crédito! Favor de llamar a Ryan Montalvo (203) 250-5949

Chevrolet Traverse 2009 All-Wheel Drive, LT, 1LT $16,988 Stock# 9946A

ROTTWEILER PUPS. German Bloodlines. Big heads! Parents on premises. 1st shots & tails docked. $750. Taking deposits. 203 470-1828

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DRESSER w/Mirror, Bureau, Honey Maple, Nice, $150. 860-682-4435 FREE Horse Manure Call Mike 203-599-8915

Stock# 13-779A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy

(203) 818-3300 Summer Programs & Lessons Rosehaven Stables, LLC Meriden www.rosehavenstables.com 203-238-1600

HONDA CR-V 2009 MERCURY VILLAGER 2001 $3,488 6 Cylinder, 4 Spd Auto 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $988 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

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Marketplace Ads (203) 238-1953

HARLEY DAVIDSON Trike Ultra Classic 2010. Blue & Silver. low mileage. Extras Cover, Chain Lock, Stereo Headsets. $27,500 or best offer. 203 269-6638 leave message.

HARLEY-DAVIDSON XL1200C 2005 Custom 1200 Mint Condition, Low Miles 1550 Miles, V&H Pipes, Custom Flame Paint, Security. Fobs, Drag Bars All Chrome. Asking $ 9 ,0 0 0 f i r m . M u st se e ! !! ! ! ! ! Call 203 379-7404 Garage kept.

YORKIE, Yorkie-Poo, Bulldogs Chihuahua, Beagles, German Shepherds, Bengal Kittens. Mixed Breeds, Rescues Available. $150+ Call (860) 930-4001.

LAWN & GARDEN EXMARK METRO Lawnmower! 48” Walk Behind. Excellent Condtion. Asking $2000 ALSO Wood Stove for Sale 32 x 38 x 16. Fireplace insert. Heats over 1000 sq ft. Asking $350. Call 203-238-4057 MURRAY Lawn Tractor 12 HP. Needs Brakes. For Parts or Repair. $200. (203) 269-3837

PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION CLASS Required for CT applicants. $110 Call 203-415-1144

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS

Toyota Highlander 2005

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SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH

46” TUBE With tow rope for tubing behind a boat. $30. (203) 634-4542

GARMIN NUVI GPS 205w Series. $50.00 (203) 294-0631

Ask for Darrell

20% OFF SUMMER SALE! Cleanest seasoned firewood in the state! $190 Full cord delivered. Discounts over 2, over 4 and picked up. South Meriden Mike 203 631-2211

ALL CASH FOR MILITARY ITEMS 203-237-6575

FREE POP UP To Fix, Scrap, or Make Trailer. Call or text 203-715-7422

Proof of Job, Proof of Address and Blasius Will Give You a Loan 100% Guaranteed

Bad Credit? We help out people with bad credit and no credit! Please call Ryan at (203) 250-5949

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT

20 SERIOUS PEOPLE TO LOSE 5-100 LBS! Affordable Programs Available! DOCTOR RECOMMENDED! www.healthylife4youtoo.com (203) 715-2779

ACOUSTIC GUITAR Yamaha 6 String $95 860-682-4435.

CHEVY CRUZE LT 2012 Was 22,895 NOW 16,995 Save $4500 off MSRP Stock # 4811L12

UTILITY TRAILER 4x6 w/ Drop Tailgate Ramp, Exec. Condition $450. Also 2 Kayaks, Necky Santa Cruze, 12’ w/ paddles. Exec. Condition, $450/ea. Call 203-265-2738

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

AC UNIT Frigidaire, 8,000 BTU 4 years old. $99. Call Laura 203-284-0440

Mal Crédito?

SHOWER Doors, Brand New. Dresser, Good Condition. TV, Good Condtion & Misc. Items Sitting on the Front Lawn. 60 Pine Street, Meriden

Will Deliver

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Kia Sportage LX 2006

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

GRACO TRAVEL SYSTEM Carseat, Base, Stroller and Swing. Gently used by Gramma. $65 6 DRAWER PINE DRESSER Medium Size. $35 203-238-2404 KIRBY G Six Vacuum Cleaner with Carpet Shampooer. Easy Drive & Very Good Condition. Asking $250. 30” Amana Electric Stove. Ceramic Surface, Self Cleaning Oven, Very Good Condition, Asking $250. Call 203-235-1228 OLD Record Albums Between 50-60. FREE. Call (203) 634-0257 PERENNIAL Plants and Shrubs Hostas, Sedum, Various Day Lilies, Winterberry, Hydrangea & Siberian Iris. 1/2 Gal, 1 & 2 Gal Pots. Only $5 each. 203 238-2438 PORTABLE BASKETBALL HOOP N. Pearl St., Meriden. $20. (203) 639-0636 SEWING MACHINE & CASE Manual. Excellent Condition $75 (203) 265-5321

HOT TUB: 5/6 person, 40 jets w/ all options. Never used. Cost $7000, Sacrifice $2950. Can Deliver. 203-232-8778

WANTED TO BUY 2ND Generation Buys Any Napier or any old jewelry. Old Toy Trucks, Old Door Stops, Old Steiff Animals. One item to entire estate. (203) 639-1002 Always Buying All Contents of Estates. Antique, old toys & collectibles. furniture, costume jewelry, etc. Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 S. Orchard St. Wallingford. 203-269-4975 or 203-284-3786 Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm ALWAYS BUYING CASH PAID Vintage Electronics, Amps, Musical Instruments, Guitars, Radios, Ham Equipment, CB, HiFi, Audio Equipment. 860-707-9350

ALWAYS Buying Hand Tools. Old, Used, and Antique Hand Tools. 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.

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ALWAYS Buying machinist tool boxes, tools & bench vises. (860) 985-5760 DON’T SCRAP YOUR CAR Call Jeff. Will Pay Up To $1000 CASH for your CLUNKER! Damage, Rusted, Broken. (203) 213-1142

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS

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

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 1 BR, 2nd Floor New Carpets, Washer & Dryer available. Ample parking. No pets. $800 per month plus Security. 203-376-1259

WALLINGFORD 2nd Flr 2 BR W/D Hookup. Near Library. No smoking/pets. water/trash incld. $850/mo + utils. 1 mnth sec. required. 203-269-1426

MERIDEN 1 Br, Broad St. Near monuments. Hdwd Flrs. Nonworking FP. Skylight. Very attractive & private. $750/mo 203-634-1515 or 203-213-8833.

WALLINGFORD 3 BR, 1st Floor. Fair Street. Stove & Refrig, WD hookup. No Pets/Smoking $950 + sec deposit. Call 203-265-0168

MERIDEN 1, 2, 3, & 4 BRs Starting at $580/mo. West Side - CLEAN Sec & Refs a must! Off St Parking. No dogs. Sec 8 approved. 1st Month FREE! (203) 537-6137 MERIDEN 1-2 BR Hubbard Park Central Air/Heat. 775 West Main Street. $795-$995/mo. + utils. No pets. Call Niki 203 992-5605 or Chino 203 935-6224

WALLINGFORD 6 RM Colonial 3 BR, 2 Full Baths. HW Flrs, DR, W/D Hookup. Double Driveway. Beautiful Yard! No Pets. Available July 1st. Call 203-654-6190

CONDOMINIUMS

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd. 2 B R A v ai l ab l e Starting at $800. Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 1st Floor Charming 1 BR Apt. Beautiful location. Direct hwy access. Spacious Dine-In Kitchen. New appls. WD hookup. New carpeting. Private entry. Off st parking. Utils not incl. Gas heat. No pets. $800/mo + 1 mo sec. 203-654-6739

MERIDEN East Side Condo 2 BEDROOMS Fully applianced No pets. No smoking $900 (203) 235-4853 WALLINGFORD 1BR Condo for Rent Large Closets, W/D in Unit. No Pets, No Smoking. $850/mo. Available 7/15 Call 203-213-0474 WALLINGFORD Pilgrim Harbor 2BR, 1.5 Baths, Garage, Appliances Incl. No Pets. No Smoking. $25 Credit Ck Fee. $1400 + Utilities. (203) 605-5940

APARTMENTS FOR RENT BERLIN 2 BR ( 1232 Sq Ft.) In Two-Family House. WD Hookup. 2 Car Garage. Clean. Great Location. Back Yard. $1350. 860 736-1169 or 860 502-5619

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

MER. Furnished Apts. East Side Incl Heat, HW, Elec. 2nd floor Studio, $175/week+security. Call 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm or www.meridenrooms.com MER. Furnished Apts. East Side Incl Heat, HW, Elec. 2nd floor Studio, $175/week+security. Call 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm or www.meridenrooms.com MERIDEN -WALLINGFORD LINE Large 2 BR Luxury Condo. Walk in Closet, & Laundry. No pets! $925 + utilities Call 203-245-9493

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WALLINGFORD 3 BR, 2nd Floor $1000/mo. Refrig & Stove incld. No Pets. Absolutely No Smoking Sec & refs. Avail August 1st Paul (203) 269-6348

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WALLINGFORD 40 Hoffman Ct. 2 BR, Central Location. Laundry, No Pets, Credit Chk. $900 + 2 mo sec. Call 203-430-6410

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 www.Meridenrooms.com

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MERIDEN 1st Flr 1 BR, LR, Kitch, BA. $695/mo. Lease and Sec Deposit Required. No Pets! Call 203-235-2372

MERIDEN 3 BR. 2nd Fl. Clean. Well maintained. 6 Gold St. Lg BRs, sunny kitchen. WD hookup. $900. Call Will 860-801-1891

ANIMAL HAVEN Kennel Asst., P/T, Year Round Animal Care, Kennel and Cage Cleaning PM’s and weekends, animal experience pref. Send resume to kate@theanimalhaven.com

MERIDEN 2 family. 2 BRs 1st flr, 1 BR 2nd flr. Hdwd Flrs, FP. Detached 2 Car Gar. Move in cond. A must see! 313 Reservoir Ave. $165,000. (203) 213-5000

MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE

MERIDEN Crown Village 2 BR Just renovated. Heat & Hot Water included. Pool access. $995/mo plus sec. Avail immed L & E Prop Mgmt 203-886-8808.

MERIDEN/WALLINGFORD Newer Double Wide. 2 BR, 2 BA, Central Air, Mint Condition in Up Scale Park. $79,900! Call 203-799-7731

MERIDEN- Large 1BR w/balcony & swimming pool at Crown Village, 581 Crown Street. $750/mo. including heat & HW. 203-856-6472

Also available, Brand New 2 BR in Upscale Park. $59,900! Financing Available. Call 203-799-7731

MERIDEN. Brand New Unit, 2 BR in Crown Village. H & HW Included. Sec. 8 Approved, $1000/mo. Call (203) 715-1221 MERIDEN. West side furnished 1st flr studio, includes heat, elec, hw. $180/week plus sec. Call 12noon-8pm (203) 634-1195 www.meridenrooms.com PLAINVILLE XL STUDIO APARTMENT. Applianced kitchen. A/C, On Site Parking, Balcony. Starting at $625/mo. Call CPI 860-225-1570 extension 1 SUMMER SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $695/month. HEAT, HOT WATER & ELECTRIC INCLUDED. Private balcony. 203-639-4868 WALLINGFORD 1 BR 1st Fl. 1 year old. Beautiful Eastside location. All utils incl. Pay for phone only. $1100/mo, sec & refs. Avail July 1. 203 284-8035 WALLINGFORD 2BR. 2nd FL. 3 Hall Avenue. Appliances included. No pets. $800/month Plus security. (203) 269-5980

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HOUSES FOR SALE

MERIDEN 2 BR Condo Apt East Side. Hdwd flrs. New paint. $750 per month. No Pets. Available Now. (203) 500-9080 or (203) 235-5364

MERIDEN 2BR, 1st Floor. Freshly painted. $800 per month + security. Section 8 approved. 11 Putnam St. Call 203-927-8215

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HELP WANTED

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MERIDEN 2 BR End Unit. Execellent Condition. On Site Laundry. $925/mo. Call (860) 620-9658

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HOUSES FOR RENT MERIDEN 3 BR, 2 BA, Centrally Located, W/D Included. No Pets $1100/mo. + sec. Credit Check. Call 203-715-7508

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

HELP WANTED ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/ RECEPTIONIST P/T To relay incoming telephone calls, Greet & Direct Walk-Ins, Sort Mail as well as Other Office Duties. Must be comfortable with Word & Excel. Must be courteous & professional. Send resume & salary requirements to aparent@ calcoconstructioninc.com APARTMENT MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN Maintenance Technician position for apartment community in Hamden area. Must live on site. Duties include: apartment turnover, fulfilling work orders, general property maintenance, & 24-hour on call rotation. Experience preferred in plumbing, electrical, carpentry, & HVAC. Competitive pay & benefits. A thorough background check & drug screening is required for employment. Qualified Candidate Please Fax Resume to 203-407-0390 or email to: joanna@tagcos.com

ASSISTANT TEACHER Preschool. Northwest Childrens Center, Cromwell. Min Assoc. Degree in ECE-CD, NAEYC Accredited. FT, Benifits, EOE Call Suzanne 860-635-3485

BILLING OFFICE PT Monday - Friday 1pm-5pm Various Duties: Answer phones, Handle Correspondence Previous Billing Office Exp Req. Send resumes to: Record Journal Box 31 11 Crown St., Meriden, CT 06450 CHEMICAL OPERATOR HS diploma required. 2+ yrs experience. Great pay & benefits! BYK USA, 524 S. Cherry St. Wallingford Fax: 203.303.3286 CRANE OPERATOR TRUCK DRIVER Must have CDL & CT Crane Operators Lic. Apply in person or email. Quality Roofing 599 Island Lane, West Haven. Email Inquires to: info@qualityroofing.com DIRECT MAIL WAREHOUSE Associate: Seeking a Warehouse Associate to perform the following duties: Shipping & Receiving, Handle Inventory, Operating Letter Folder, Paper Cutting, Stamping Machine, Letter Opener, Deliveries, etc. Fast paced environment. Must be willing to work flexible hours between 1st and 2nd shifts. Will train the correct individual. Must have valid & clean drivers license and pass a background check. Direct mail experience a plus, but not required. Please email resumes to Elizabeth McKay Director of Human Resources @ lizm@letterconcepts.com

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CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE The Record-Journal Circulation Department is seeking a full time Customer Service Representative with excellent communication skills to service customers at our multimedia company. Please apply in person at: Record-Journal, 11 Crown St., Meriden.

Dispatch Supervisor Position Summary: Provide operational leadership, individual contributors, and workforce to ensure the execution of daily tasks and activities including driver deliveries, Responsible for making corrective action and disciplinary decisions up to written warning level. Involved in the hiring process and customer meetings as necessary. Reviews truck runs based on location of accounts, volume, costs, customer requirements and private fleet utilization. Review daily orders. ●1

- 3 years related functional experience. CDL A preferred ●High School Diploma or equiv alent required ●Strong written/oral communication and organizational skills are required ● Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook required Contact Judy at 845-206-7280 or email jcadden@lily.com or fax 203-549-0760. EOE Driver

CDL A Yard Hostler FT/PT Lily Transportation is looking for safe, dependable Yard Hostler/Switcher with Good CSA scores and MVR’s. If you have 1 year verifiable exp, A CDL A license. Contact Judy at 845-206-7280 or email jcadden@lily.com or fax 203-549-0760. EOE

BAM!! START THE SUMMER WITH A NEW CAREER! MAKE IT GREAT IN 2013 START IMMEDIATELY We need you! Positions available in 5 depts for our 2 locations. Must be 18 or older & available to start ASAP. Interviewing this week only. **1st Week Sign-On Bonuses**

POSITIONS WILL FILL FAST Interviewing 1st 150 callers. Call now for immediate interview $425-$525/weekly potential. Call Now - Don’t Wait 860-329-0317 or email resume to ctjobfair@gmail.com

Job Fair Hiring for the following: ●Assemblers Machine Operators ●Warehouse ●Pickers/Packers ●Clerical positions

Wednesday 6/19/2013 10am-2pm Apply at Westaff 39 West Main St. Meriden, CT 06451 LANDSCAPER Experienced Groundskeeper to maintain lawn and shrub pruning and snow plowing at luxury apartment complexes. Work to include mowing, trimming, edging, mulching, planting, weeding, etc. Require use of hand held and other landscape equipment including x-mark, scagg. Competitive rates and benefit package. Valid Driver’s License and transportation to work. Qualified Candidate Please Fax Resume to 203-4070390 or E-Mail: Joanna@tagcos.com LOST Or Found. The RecordJournal will run your lost or found ad FREE in our Marketplace Section! Call 203238-1953 for details.

EXPERIENCED Insulation Installers only. Valid driver’s license & 2 forms of ID required. Call (860) 829-8881 MANUFACTURING COMPANY Seeks Welder: MIG/TIG Exper. w/steel alum & SS. SHEET METAL Fab experience preferred. Must READ & UNDERSTAND blueprints. Seeking SELF STARTER. Competitive wage & benefit package. Apply in Person 235 Cheshire Road So. Meriden, CT 06451 PART TIME Summer Help to Assist Home Owner with Yard Projects. Call (860) 628-2273 PLASTIC Material Handler PT. Apply at Poly Mold, 951 So. Meriden Rd, Cheshire, between 9 & 3. No phone calls please SEASONAL WORK. The Southington Water Department is seeking seasonal work staff for general maintenance and meter reading. Must have valid CT motor vehicle operators license. Offers of employment will be subject to successfully passing a preemployment physical exam, including a urinalysis drug test and a criminal background check. Must be 18 yrs or older to apply. Apply in person at: Southington Water Department, 605 West Queen St, Southington, CT. Applications accepted until June 21, 2013 or first 50 applicants.

Summer Help Ideal for College Students And Others Full/part time positions in Maintenance, Assembly, General Production and Shipping. 4 day work week. Apply in person at: Lyman Products 475 Smith Street Middletown, CT 06457

SEEKING EMPLOYMENT WOMAN With 28 yrs exp will watch your child in your home. FT, PT, before & after school, will transport. (203) 237-1534


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