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The Southington

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Volume 8, Number 40

Southington’s Hometown Newspaper

Apple Harvest parade leaves spectators happy By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen

The clouds looked threatening, but not a drop of rain fell on the 2012 Apple Harvest Festival parade Sunday. Numerous civic groups, schools, businesses, politicians and more marched their way through downtown Southington while crowds of people lined the streets to get a glimpse. Norman Berube lives on

Bristol Street, not far from the parade route, so he catches the parade every year. He said he enjoyed “watching the kids dance” Sunday. “I thought it was cool,” he said. Beth Ricker and husband, Gary, got to watch their daughter, Nicole, march with the Southington High School Marching Band — her first

See Parade, page 25

Friday, October 5, 2012

Let them eat pie, and fritters By Andrew Ragali Special to The Citizen Even though the grand opening of the 44th Apple Harvest Festival was canceled Friday night because of inclement weather, the apple fritter stand remained open. On Saturday, there was no shortage of the delicious fall treat. That was especially true for Southington resident Ian Cashman, who won the apple fritter-eating contest for adults by downing 18 fritters before any of his competitors. “It’s all about proper breathing technique,” said the 34-year-old Cashman,

Photo by Jim McGovern

A contestant in the apple fritter eating contest makes sure he gets every bite he can. who was the two-year reigning champion in the apple pie-eating contest, but arrived too late to defend his title. Instead, he de-

cided to take his talents to the fritters event.

See Contest, page 27

And they’re off ...

Citizen photo by Julie Sopchak

Members of the Southington fire Department march along West Center Street for the 2012 Apple Harvest Festival parade on Sept. 30. See more photos of the festival throughout this issue.

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For his Eagle Scout project, Life Scout Travis Hancock made improvements to the Southington Dog Park on Mill Street, making the park handicapped-accessible. Hancock, while visiting the park with some friends one night, overheard a conversation. Sue Zoni, said she wished the park were more accessible to handicapped folks. Difficulties would arise with the gravel parking lot and areas of the park that would become muddy after a rain, making it difficult for handicapped people to get around. “I saw a lady who was handicapped and she was having a hard time going to the dog park and walking her dog,” Hancock said. “It was hard for her in a wheelchair.” Hancock approached Jim

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A view of the cement pads put in place to make the Southington dog park handicapped-accessible. Gura, president of the Dog Park Committee, who happened to be at the park that night, and pitched the idea of making the park more accessible. Gura took to the idea, and after a marathon of presentations to various

boards and committees in town that began in May 2011, Hancock was finally able to work on and complete his project. A ribbon-cutting was held Sept. 23. “He did a fantastic job, so I was very proud of him,” Gura said. “He learned how to communicate with the boards and how to put on a presentation and there’s not one board we went to we didn’t get 100 percent approval from.” Improvements made to the park include a concrete pad for handicapped vehicles which leads into the

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From left, Town Manager Garry Brumback, Southington Dog Park Committee President James Gura, Board of Park Commissioners Chairman John J. Fontana, Town Councilor John N. Barry, Eagle Scout candidate Travis Hancock shown cutting the ribbon, Southington Assistant. District Commissioner and Troop 32 Unit Committee Chairman Vince Sumpter, and Youth Project Helper David Casiano.

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Supermarket programs promise ‘free money’ for schools By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen

For once, the phrase “free money” isn’t too good to be true. Southington schools are making a push to take advantage of cash rewards programs at supermarket chains such as Stop & Shop, ShopRite, Price Chopper, and Target, to raise money for all schools in town. All customers have to do is register their card online with any of the stores, and select which school they would like money to go to. When they make a purchase

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“I’m incredibly thrilled with what [Cyr has] been doing,” Erardi said. “He’s been pitching and marketing [a campaign] of why wouldn’t we do this?” Denise Gaudio, past PTO president at Thalberg Elementary School, said the

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Southington police officers recognized for heroics By Ray Dischino Special to The Citizen

Forty-nine police officers and dispatchers who worked well beyond their normal shifts during Storm Alfred last year were among those honored at the Southington Police Department’s fourth annual awards ceremony. Department members who worked beyond 12 and to more than 36 hours from the height of the crippling snowstorm Oct. 29 through midnight on Halloween were recognized in four classes. Level 1 awards were given to 19 officers and dispatchers

with 12 to 18 hours of service during that 56-hour time period; level 2 bronze awards were given to 15 members with up to 27 hours; level 3 silver awards to 10 with up to 36 hours; and level 4 gold awards to five with more than 36 hours. “It was a critical time,� said Captain Edward Pocock III, master of ceremonies. “It’s hard to imagine the number of calls the dispatchers were receiving. “All of the officers had their own problems at home. They had trees on their homes, no power, and their kids were just as cold. They

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Officers Kenneth Kizilski and John Mahon (holding K-9 Arno) received command level awards for their work with other officers that ended a vandalism spree of 13 incidents in Plantsville. dedicated their time anyway. They went above and beyond their job.� The ceremony at Southington High School recognized officers for their achievements and heroic acts in See Heroics, page 16


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A headfirst dive into the world of theatrics Act 1, Scene 5: The art of tactful weaving, yet to be learned

Southington Citizen editor Julie Sopchak auditioned for the play Company with the Steeple PlaySopchak ers of The First Congregational Church

of Southington to quench her longtime thirst of wanting to be in a play. She got the part; a character named Marta, and has decided to chronicle her theatrical exploits for the public’s entertainment. On Sunday, we had rehearsal at a cast member’s house because the church was off-limits due to the Ap-




ple Harvest Festival. Eventually, I was able to find the location and we worked more on group singing, learning our parts better and getting used to harmonizing with each other. The end result was extremely positive and I actually felt semi-good about myself. One song in particular is still a whirlwind, and as we rehearsed, I was just trying to locate exactly where I had to come in, but as the song keeps moving, I would suddenly find out I’m about three pages behind and once I find my place again, I realize I’ve long missed my part to come in. Whoops. Luckily, there are so many voices coming and going so quickly, that even if I, or anyone, really did mess up, it’s likely you would hardly notice as an audience member, unless you’re a die-hard Company fan. I’ve been listening to the CD soundtrack more, even if I’m not paying attention, kind of hoping subcon-

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sciously my brain will just pick up parts of the song as I listen to it more and more. I’ve gotten more comfortable with harmonizing with other singers, though some of the timing is still tricky, but I’m staying uber-focused on my part and trusting that everyone else does the same with theirs, and fingers crossed, it should fall into place. After we rehearsed the songs, we worked some blocking into them and also banged out the first portion of the play, including dialogue and songs, both with blocking. It was an interesting cluster of movement and confusion, as everyone was weaving around at specific points while also trying to sing. Sunday was the first time all the cast members were together to be blocked at the same time, so we were all on “stage” (imitated stage space in garage) while Rich, the director, gave us directions on how and when

to move. I’m not having trouble memorizing what moves I’m supposed to make so much as I am trying to navigate my way through 10 other people without accidentally lowering a shoulder and knocking into someone, since we’re all shuffling around at the same time. If during the show you see Marta drop someone on stage, she is just playing up to her hardcore name and sending a message that she should not be messed with. While the singing and move-memorizing takes up a lot off focus, I’ve also got dialogue lines to memorize. My lines aren’t too overwhelming, but they have good comedy potential, so I’ve been brainstorming exactly how I want to say everything, and if it sounds good, I’m trying to remember how I just said it. Marta’s character wasn’t needed for rehearsal on

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Mission: Wolf returns

Ambassador wolves from Colorado’s Mission: Wolf sanctuary will make their fifth annual appearance in Southington at John F. Kennedy Middle School, 1071 S. Main St., on Wednesday, Oct. 24, for two programs, the first at 5:30 p.m. and the second at 8 p.m. The program offers the public the chance to interact with a wolf at close range. Presenters will answer questions and provide educational material. Tickets can be obtained for a donation. Program is not recommended for children under 5 years of age. All proceeds go to Mission: Wolf. Advance tickets will be available at the wolf booth at the Apple Harvest Festival, at Southington Veterinary Associates, 35 Darling St., Petco, 760 Queen St., Lone Oak Farm Kennel, 934 Old Turnpike Road, or Animal House, 2145 Meriden Road, Wolcott. For more information, call Betty Stanley at (860) 628-6187, or e-mail

Theatrics Continued from page 8

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rest, after all, and I’m look forward to the next round. For all we got done on Sunday, however, time seemed to fly by rather quickly, which from what I’ve come to understand throughout life, means you’re having a good time.

Bread For Life’s annual Community Soup Nite will be held Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Southington High School. Families can join others to enjoy a variety of savory soups, breads, desserts and beverages. Raffle tickets will be sold for prizes, as well as a silent auction. There is a cost per person and a canned food donation. There is also a family package price. There will also be a limited number of handmade ceramic bowls available for purchase which were made by students from Derynoski Elementary School and donated to Bread for Life. Tickets will be available at the door, or by calling Bread for Life at (860) 2768389.

Continued from page 2 park, new gates, a concrete viewing area inside the park, a sidewalk that leads to the small dog park area with new gates and another viewing pad, and a bag dispenser at a reachable height for curbing pets. Gura said there had been discussions in the past to make minor improvements to the park, but it was “a Pinto without tires” compared to Hancock’s “Cadillac.” “It wasn’t even in the category that Travis came up with,” he said. “It’s quite a project for this young man to do so he can get his Eagle Scout badge,” Gura said. Hancock, 17, doesn’t live in town, so he was sponsored by Troop 32 of Southington to give him representation

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within the town. Scout Master Daniel Greer said Hancock’s work is beneficial to park users. “I thought it was a great idea because there’s quite a few people who use that dog park that have a hard time, especially who are handicapped,” Greer said. Hancock was able to get help with labor and construction materials; Progressive Construction helped dig the areas that were going to be filled with concrete, F & F Concrete Corp. donated the concrete, and Terry’s Concrete LLC and Tilcon Connecticut helped with the labor. Greer said his troop also helped with the logistics of the project and the labor. “His leadership skills are great,” Greer said. “We love to support area troops, and we love what we do.”


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Southington Early Childhood Collaborative receives grant

The Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington and its Family Resource Center has begun the next phase of a comprehensive effort to ensure that Southington’s children are prepared to enter kindergarten ready to learn and thrive. A $25,000 grant from the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund through the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain will allow development of a multifaceted plan for Southington that involves everyone who has an impact on school readiness for the town’s young children.

“For the past several years, under an initial Graustein Memorial Fund grant, ECCS has focused on improving young children’s readiness to learn through the training programs we’ve provided to home day care providers, child care providers, preschool teachers and others,” said Krista Pringle, director of Southington’s Family Resource Center. “While these efforts have been successful, we know that we are also missing the input and involvement of key groups.” Southington’s two-year planning process aims to



children go to kindergarten ready to learn. The plan will help make clear to all involved what the challenges are and what the town needs to do to promote success. Based on planning efforts for Year 1, ECCS will apply for follow-on funding to the Graustein Memorial Fund for Year 2 of the Discovery Initiative. “The Community Foundation is very excited for this next stage of ECCS’s development,” said Jim Williamson, CFGNB president. “It fits perfectly with the foundation’s own commitment to early childhood development, called First Years First, and matches our new Strategic Plan’s mandate for more active commu-


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Grace Nursery School, 121 Pleasant St., will hold a bottle and can drive on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the school from 9 a.m. to noon.

Car break-ins Several vehicle breakins were reported the morning of Sept. 29 at Southgate Apartment Complex on Old Turnpike Road and Canal Street. Windows were smashed and electronic devices stolen. — Andrew Ragali

applications must be postmarked by Tuesday, Oct. 23, in order to vote in the Nov. 6 election. Oct. 30 is the last day to register in person in the Election Department from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on this date. Persons coming in to register between Oct. 23 and 30 must come in person with a valid identification.

Bark for Life The Southington Relay for Life will host Bark for Life on Sunday, Oct. 14, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Southington Drive-In, 935 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike. The event is similar to Relay for Life; it is a fundraising event to honor the lifelong contributions of canine caregivers. Anyone with a dog is welcome. There will be a walk, contests, vendors, and demonstrations. There is a cost to register. Each dog will receive a Bark for Life bandana. Register online at All funds raised will go towards American Cancer Society to fund cancer research. For more information, to register in person, or to volunteer, contact Robin Guzauckas at (860) 426-1129 or, or Joyce McAloon at (860) 276-0255.


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Apple Harvest Festival — Southington’s 44th annual Apple Harvest Festival will run Friday, Oct. 5, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Connecticut Icon — The Connecticut Icon singing


competition will be held during the Apple Harvest Festival on Friday, Oct. 5, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cabaret dinner theater — The Apple Harvest Festival’s “Harvest the Arts” presents a cabaret dinner theater at the Pepper Pot, 9 Center St. There will be two shows, one at 7 p.m. and one at 8 p.m. There is a cost. SEF gala — The Southington Education Foundation will host its fourth annual Fan of the Foundation Gala on Friday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m., at the Aqua Turf Club. For more information, visit www.SouthingtonEducationFoundation.or g or the SEF facebook page. For more information, contact Dawn Miceli at (860) 6818006 to obtain tickets or sponsor the event. Headers for Heroes —

The Southington High School boys soccer team will raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project through their game against Bristol Central High School on Friday, Oct. 5. There will be a ceremony before the game at 3 p.m. The game will begin at 3:45 p.m. There is a cost for admission at the gate.



Apple Harvest Festival — Southington’s 44th annual Apple Harvest Festival will run Saturday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Shuttle buses to/from Southington High School will operate from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Connecticut Icon — The Connecticut Icon singing competition will be held

during the Apple Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 6, 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. Harvest the Arts — The Apple Harvest Festival’s “Harvest the Arts” will be on Center Street from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6. Artists will work on location and there will be street performances. Arts and crafts — The Apple Harvest Festival arts and crafts show will be Saturday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Applications can be retrieved at For more information, call Tracey Bentz at (860) 628-7477. AHF eating contests — The apple fritter eating contest and apple pie eating contest will both be on Saturday, Oct. 6. Pie contest at noon, fritter contest at 1 p.m. Pre-registration required


from 9 a.m. to noon at the gazebo on the Town Green the morning of the contests. German American Day — German American Day will be celebrated at the Aqua Turf on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. For information and reservations contact Renate at (203) 237-3891 or Holistic fair — The Sunflower Bungalow and Jitters Cafe, 1273 Queen St., will host a holistic fair on Saturday, Oct. 6, from noon to 3 p.m. For more information, call Shirley Bloethe at (860) 989-0033. Book signing — Local author Chuck Miceli will sign copies of his paranormal mystery, Amanda’s Room, at

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Apple Harvest Festival — Southington’s 44th annual Apple Harvest Festival will run Sunday, Oct. 7, from noon to 5 p.m. Shuttle buses to/from Southington High School will operate from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Connecticut Icon — The Connecticut Icon singing

competition finale will be held during the Apple Harvest Festival on Sunday, Oct. 7, 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Scarecrow contest — The Apple Harvest Festival’s “Harvest the Arts” will hold a scarecrow contest on Sunday, Oct. 7, from noon to 5 p.m. on Center Street. Arts and crafts — The Apple Harvest Festival arts and crafts show will be Sunday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applications can be retrieved at For more information, call Tracey Bentz at (860) 628-7477. Car wash — The Southington High School Lady Knights basketball team will hold a car wash

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Wall of Honor — The public is invited to Southington High School’s Wall of Honor ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 5:30 p.m. in front of the high school auditorium, 720 Pleasant St.


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Bottle drive — Grace Nursery School, 121 Pleasant St., will hold a bottle and can drive on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the school from 9 a.m. to noon. Pumpkin patch — St. Paul’s Pumpkin Patch, 145 Main St., will open on Saturday, Oct. 13. The patch will be open Monday through Friday from 2 to 7 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 7 p.m. The sale will run through Wednesday, Oct. 31. For more information, call the church at (860) 628-8486.



C.A.T.A.L.E.S. — C.A.T.A.L.E.S., a non-profit cat shelter in Middletown, will be visiting the Southington Petco, 760 Queen St., to show cats available for adoption on Sunday, Oct. 14. For more information, contact

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Recruitment night — The Junior Women’s Club of Southington will hold its annual fall recruitment event at Mainely Seafood, 142 Center St., on Monday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. For more information, visit the group’s Facebook page, or call (860) 8635861. Red Ribbon Rally — Southington Drug Task Force will hold its Red Ribbon Rally on Monday, Oct. 15, from 6 to 7:15 p.m. on the Town Green. Rain place is Derynoski Elementary School, 240 Main St.



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Wine tasting — There will be a wine tasting fundraiser on Thursday, Oct. 18, at Jerome Home and Arbor Rose, 975 Corbin Ave., New Britain, from 5 to 8 p.m. There is a cost per person, reservations can be made by calling (860) 229-3707.

Lunch & Learn - The Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging will hold a Lunch & Learn, “Protecting Yourself From Identity Theft,” on Thursday, Oct. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Hospital of Central Connecticut Bradley Memorial Campus, 81 Meriden Ave. For reservations, call Marc Leveque at (860) 276-5293.



Cabaret & Cabernet — Chorale Connecticut is hosting its fifth annual fundraiser, “Cabaret & Cabernet,” on Friday, Oct. 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Augusta Curtis Cultural Center, 175 E. Main

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Tag Sale — First Baptist Church of Southington, 581 Meriden Ave., will have its annual tag sale on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call the church office at (860) 6288121. Shake the Can — Shake the Can fundraiser for Lady Knights Basketball will be held at Stop & Shop, 505 N. Main St., on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.



Mohegan Sun trip — Wonx Tribe No. 28 IORM is sponsoring a bus trip to Mohegan Sun Casino on Sunday, Oct. 21. Bus will leave from Riccio Way at 1 p.m. and leave Mohegan Sun at 7:30 p.m. For tickets or more information, call (860) 6287535, or (860) 621-4200, or by contacting a member of the tribe.



Senior expo — The “Life Begins at 50, Senior Expo.”

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Mission: Wolf — Ambassador wolves from Colorado’s Mission: Wolf sanctuary will make their fifth annual appearance in Southington at John F. Kennedy Middle School, 1071 S. Main St., on Wednesday, Oct. 24, for two programs, the first at 5:30 p.m. and the second at 8 p.m. For more information, call Betty Stanley at (860) 628-6187, or e-mail wolfcentral@yahoo. com.

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sometimes dangerous situations during the past year and in some previous years. Officer Nathan Boislard received a commendation for disarming an intoxicated man at a bar in June. Responding to a medical call, Boislard found a man armed with a .45-caliber pistol. He refused Boislard’s commands to remove his hand from the grip of the gun and responded, “You’re not getting it.” Boislard wrestled him to the ground and forcibly disarmed him.

“The 25 people in that bar were definitely in danger,” Pocock said. Sgt. Jason Watson, officers Chris Lamarre, John Mahon, Thomas Gorr, and David Carbone and K-9 Arno also received commendations during “a highly dynamic, dangerous situation,” according to Pocock, one week later, when a man threatened to kill his parents. The father managed to escape from the house, but the mother was trapped in the bedroom. Watson, Gorr and Carbone rescued the mother through a bedroom window while Mahon and Lamarre evacuated the surrounding

houses. Officers Mark DiBattista and Steven Cifone were given meritorious service awards for saving a man’s life. When they arrived on the scene, the victim was lying on the floor and barely breathing. They performed CPR and used an automated external defibrillator to revive him. “Every officer who takes CPR and AED training hopes he can save someone’s life,” Pocock said. “Too often, they get there late.” Officer Stephen Salerno received his third meritorious service award for his actions after a tanker filled with gasoline was hit by a

stolen SUV at the intersection of Route 322 and Old Turnpike Road. The tanker burst into flames and caused power outages to nearby homes and businesses. Officer David Schneider was also cited for meritorious service for what Pocock called “unbelievable police work,” in solving a series of dumpster fires 12 years ago. “It’s important to recog-

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On Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Holy Trinity Church, 200 Summer St., Plantsville, will be having a ham and mac and cheese dinner with vegetables, salad, dessert and beverage. For reservations call (860) 628-0736. Tickets will be sold at the door.

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Pumpkins will be unloaded for St. Paul’s Pumpkin Patch, 145 Main St., on Saturday, Oct. 13. Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes will be available. The patch will be open Monday through Friday from 2 to 7 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 7 p.m. The sale will run through Wednesday, Oct. 31. St. Paul’s pumpkin whoopie pies will be for sale on weekends. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Southington Social Services. For more information, call the church at (860) 628-8486.

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Events at First Lutheran Church, 232 Bristol St., are as follows: Autumn Church Fair will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, at 8:30 to 3 p.m. The church is presently seeking those who would like to participate, food, baked goods, arts and crafts, and good clean used items. For more information about the fair, call Carol Paradis at (860) 426-3267. For more information on church happenings call the church at (860) 628-9001.

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Obituaries John J. Casale

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South End Cemetery. Calling hours will be Friday, Oct. 5, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St. For online condolences and directions visit www.dellavecchiafh. com.

Dr. Brown, the ER, ICU and Dietary staff at Bradley Memorial. The funeral will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. at the Plantsville Congregational Church, 99 Church St., Plantsville. Burial will be at


Henri “Hank” Germaine, 52, passed away Oct. 1, 2012, at Hospital of Central Connecticut, B r a d l e y Memorial. He was the husband of Denise (Nephew) Germaine. Born May 9, 1960, in Danbury, son of Patricia (Burns) Germaine of Plantsville and the late Phillip Germaine; he was a chef at Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley Memorial for 33 years and was active with their Employee Association. He had also owned H& R. Cleaning Services. He was a

graduate of Southington High School. He coached and was a board member of Western Baseball League and coached in Southington Youth Soccer League. He was an avid Red Sox and Dallas Cowboy fan. He enjoyed remodeling and woodworking as a hobby. Besides his wife he is survived by two children, Ryan Germaine and Danielle Germaine, of Southington; five brothers, Peter Germain and wife, Jackie, of Watertown, Michael Germaine, of Southington, Tim Germaine and wife, Jane, of Santa Rosa, Calif., Gary Germaine, of New Britain and David Germaine, of Bristol; a sister, Michelle Spagnoletti and husband, Peter, of Plymouth; his father-in-law, Garry Nephew and wife, Melody, of Largo, Fla.; mother-in-law, Barbara Jaskiewicz, of Southington; his sister-inlaw, Michele (Nephew) Sukatski, of Southington; and several nieces and nephews. He also leaves special friends, Jay and Karen Landau and their children, Michael and Alexis of Lancaster, Pa. Besides his father he is pre-deceased by his step father-in-law, Tony Jaskiewicz. The family would like to thank Dr. Bogdanski and


John J. Casale, 91, passed away Sept. 28, 2012, at the Southington Care Center surrounded by his loving family. Born March 28, 1921, in Southington, a son of the late Joseph and Adelaide (Pepe) Casale Sr. A lifelong resident of Southington, John joined the U.S. Air Force at the age of 21. He served his country during World War II and put his mechanical knowledge to work on the B-17 bombers. Upon his return home from the service he started his own electrical business, Casale Electric, until his retirement. A very active parishioner of St. Thomas, he volunteered his time and many talents to the church and school. John was a member of the Bristol Fish & Game Club and was an original member of Gang of Scarpa Shoda. During the summer months, he could be found in his garden or sitting under the grape arbor. He was a loving brother to his sisters, Lucille Tedesco, Adeline (Dolly) Kearney and Shirley White and husband, Harold, all of Southington; his brothers, Joseph Casale Jr. and Robert Casale Sr. and wife, Maxine, all of Southington; sister-in-law, Frances Casale, of Bristol and aunt, Faye Carbone, of Southington. He also leaves many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-greatnieces and nephews, cousins and a special friend, Rocco Lauretti. He was predeceased by his brother, William Casale; sister, Anna Sciola; brothers-in-law, Carl P. Sciola Jr. and John Kearney; and a sister-in-law, Rose Casale. John will be remembered for his honesty and his love for

God and the church. He was a man that was always willing to help others. The funeral was held Oct. 2, at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington, to St. Thomas Church for a Mass. Burial with military honors followed in St. Thomas Cemetery. Donations may be made to the St. Thomas School, 99 Bristol St., Southington, CT 06489. For online condolences and directions, visit

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Gold Award

To the editor: My name is Jacqueline Ford, and I recently completed my Girl Scout Gold Award. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award in the Girl Scout program (equivalent to Eagle Scout). Each girl identifies an issue in the community and develops a take-action project. The Girl Scout leads others in the implementation of this project, which is designed to continue to serve the community. It is a great honor to achieve this award. Nationwide, approximately 5.4 percent of eligible Girl Scouts ages 14 to 18 earn their Gold Award. My Gold Award project, entitled “Sing Out Together,” comprised of two “subprojects,” which targeted

the issue of supporting the arts community. The crux of the project dealt with supporting the Southington arts community through the refurbishing of the Southington High School green room and dressing room. The other component of the project included a warmup and workshop book entitled Front and Center: a Warm-Up and Workshop Book for Performing at Your Best. Copies of the books were given to the department head of local drama departments including the Southington High School Drama Club, the John F. Kennedy/Joseph A. DePaolo middle schools drama club, and the Southington Community Theatre. Also, copies were sent to the drama departments at select schools located in New Haven, Meri-

den, Waterbury, and Philadelphia. The project started July 21and ended Sept. 8. I would like to thank the many people who donated their time and services to “Sing Out Together.” Specifically, I would like to thank my Gold Award mentor, Joan Piercey, my family, and the countless businesses who donated items and services. The biggest lesson I have learned from this project is that if you see an issue in the community, don’t wait for someone else to fix it. To quote Gandhi, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Let your voice be heard. Jacqueline Ford Southington

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Government Meetings

Tuesday, Oct. 9 Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10 Board of finance, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Senior Citizens Commission, Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 Board of police commissioners, Southington Police Department Community Room, 69 Lazy Lane, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 Planning and zoning, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 18 Board of fire commissioners, fire headquarters, 310 N. Main St., 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22 Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 Zoning board of appeals, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 Board of water commission, 605 W. Queen St., 6 p.m. Conservation Commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m.

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Southington Briefs Top attorney Southington resident Jeffrey Crown of Trustlawyer LLC in Rocky Hill has been listed in the July issue of Hartford Magazine as one of the top estate and trust lawyers in Hartford Country. Crown graduated UConn law school in 1973, and received the Jurisprudence Award for being top of his class in estate planning. He continued graduate study in tax law at New York University.

Campaign notes Sept. 26 – State Sen. Joe Markley announced he has been endorsed for reelection by the National Federation of Independent Business. Sept. 27 – U.S. Senate candidate Chris Murphy was a guest of honor at Southington Chamber of Commerce’s Celebrity Breakfast.

Hazardous waste collection Residents of Southington and other towns in the Tunxis Recycling Operating Committee region will be able to bring household hazardous waste to any of the three collection events. The events are on Saturday, Oct. 6, at Bristol Public Works Garage, 95 Vincent P. Kelly Road, off Route 229, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Saturday, Oct.

20, Residential Recycling Center, 642 Christian Lane, Berlin, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Items to be accepted include pesticides and poisons, herbicides and weedkillers, oil-based paint, paint thinners, varnish, household batteries, hobby and photographic chemicals, pool chemicals, household cleaners and disinfectants, antifreeze, waste oil, gasoline, fertilizers, fluorescent bulbs, and mercury thermostats. Items that cannot be accepted are latex paint, tires, propane tanks, computers and electronic equipment, explosives, smoke detectors, medical waste, fire extinguishers, empty containers, and waste from any business.

Red Ribbon Rally The Southington Drug Task Force will hold its 22nd annual Red Ribbon Rally on Monday, Oct. 15, on the Town Green from 6 to 7:15 p.m. If it rains it will be held at Derynoski Elementary School, 240 Main St. The theme will be “I vote to do….(instead of drugs).” Students participating in the poster contest can drop off posters at the Drug Task Force table opposite the stage. Theme for the poster contest is “Your Vote Does Count! Say No to Drugs and Alcohol.”

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In keeping with the policy of the Record-Journal, Letters to the Editor regarding any candidates or issues that involve the political season (ends Nov. 8 Election Day), The Southington Citizen will only accept and publish letters that are 100 words or less. The last edition for which we will publish letters of a political nature is Oct. 26. We ask writers to focus on their candidate’s worthiness for office and refrain from personal attacks on individuals. As always, we reserve the right to edit letters or to not publish a letter. Letters should contain contact information, including full name, address, and phone number. Only your name and town will be published. Letters on other topics will continue to be accepted up to a 300 word limit. Send letters to or The Southington Citizen, 11 Crown St., Meriden, 06450.

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English tutor training

The Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut are in need of English tutors. Tutor trainings are offered at New Britain Public Library, 20 High St., New Britain, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 6, 9, 13, and 16. Trainings at ARC of Southington, 201 W. Main St., will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 5, 8, 13, and 15. To register or for more information, call (860) 229-7323, or e-mail Vicki at, or visit

Kindergarten has changed

Southington Public Schools in conjunction with the Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington are sponsoring a series of three workshops titled “It’s Not Your Mommy’s Kindergarten!” These workshops are a great first step to gaining insight into a child’s first year in elementary school. The workshops will not only help parents feel more prepared but will also offer hands on activities for at home to help a child better prepare for kindergarten. The workshops will be presented by specialists, kindergarten teachers and administrators of the Southington Public Schools that work with children every day and can tell what you need to know to help a child have a successful first experience in school. The workshops will be conducted on three consecutive Wednesday evenings in October. The first workshop in the series will focus on Literacy Oct. 10, followed by Numeracy on Oct. 17 and concluding with a Kindergarten Readiness Panel Discussion on Oct. 24 that will including kindergarten teachers, specialists and school administrators. Parents can register for one, two, or three of the workshops. Workshops will be held at Hatton Elementary School, 50 Spring Lake Road. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the presentation will begin

promptly at 6:30 p.m. Pre-register by contacting Jen LeRoy at (860) 628-3377 ext. 117 or e-mail jleroy@southingtonschools. org. Free childcare is also available, however, childcare must be indicated when registering.

Success café to begin soon Southington Youth Services popular middle school after-school program designed to build positive life skills begins its first session the week of Oct. 9. The program is held on Tuesdays at JFK Middle School and on Thursdays at DePaolo Middle School. This year the program has been lengthened to nine weeks and the fee has been reduced. Also, students may try the program for two weeks before committing to join. Using the Developmental Assets model, adopted by STEPS, students will build individual CODEs that guide them into life able to make good decisions, communicate effectively, develop healthy relationships and become productive adults. Applications are available at the middle schools, on the Youth Services website: or by calling (860) 276-6281.

Free writers workshop Tunxis Community College Library, Farmington, invites the community to “Dreamweaving 2: The Craft and Art of Revising Your Novel,” the next in a series of free writing workshops presented by author and editor Adele Annesi on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon, in Tunxis Library room 7-206. Seating is limited and registration is required. E-mail to reserve a spot. The workshop is designed to help emerging and established writers revise their first novel. Instruction on the dream-storming technique pioneered by Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Olen Butler, author of From Where You Dream, is includ-



Young leaders Photo courtesy of St. Thomas School

Student Council officers have been elected at St. Thomas School. Officers join class representatives to execute student service projects, fundraising events, and serve as ambassadors for the school. Front row from left: Marie Manchak, advisor; Patrick Lajoie, treasurer; and Noah DeFeo, vice president. Back row, from left: Richard Ciamarra, secretary; Ross Ayer, president; and Patrick Hergott, advisor. ed, with overview, handouts and in-session revision exercises. For best results, participants should bring their current long fiction project.

Parenting series “Raising responsible digital citizens: What are the children doing on line?” Is the next topic of the Parent Information Series of Southington Youth Services. The program will be held on Thursday Oct. 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the new offices of Southington Youth Services, 196 N. Main St. Programs are free and open to Southington residents only. Space is limited and registration is required. For information or to register call (860) 276-6281.

Class of 1987 Southington High School Class of 1987 will hold its 25th class reunion on Saturday, Nov. 24, from 6:30 p.m. to midnight at the Aqua Turf Club Glass Room. For more information or to send in your current name and address, contact

Class of 1945 Lewis High School Class of 1945 Reunion will be held Sunday, Oct. 21, at Manor Inn, 1636 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike, from 1 to 4 p.m. There is a charge per person and includes dinner,

tax and tip. Choice of dinner entrees include broiled scrod, sliced top sirloin of beef, chicken franchise, and a cash bar. For reservations before Wednesday, Oct. 17, call Marie Tacinelli at (860) 6285153 or George Griffein at (860) 628-6417.

Class of 1952 The Southington High School Class of 1952, will hold its 60th reunion on Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Hearthstone Restaurant, 42 W. Main St. If any member of the class has not received an invitation or would like further information, contact Joe at (860) 628-2227; Betty at (860) 621-7281, or Shirley at (860) 628-7383.

Fan of the Foundation The Southington Education Foundation invites the community to its fourth annual Fan of the Foundation Gala on Friday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m., at the Aqua Turf Club. This year’s theme, “Tailgating at the Turf !” means spirited fun for fans as they dress in their favorite sports gear and dine at tailgate-style food stations. The evening also features dancing, open bar and live and silent auctions. A live auction will be held with student artwork, principal and gym teacher for the day opportunities, gradua-

tion 2013 exclusive seating, a Walt Disney timeshare, and specially-coordinated Parent-Teacher Organization baskets from each school in the Southington district are just a few prizes. Ticket proceeds will benefit Southington school students. For more information, visit, or the SEF Facebook page. For more information, contact Dawn Miceli at (860) 681-8006 to obtain tickets or sponsor the event.

Motorcycle classes

Tunxis Community College, Farmington, is offering motorcycle rider education courses this fall in cooperation with the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Office of Highway Safety, required for applicants to obtain a new motorcycle license. Spots are still available for the Tunxis classes in October, and can be completed as three or two weekends in East Granby, Fairfield, Farmington and Stratford. Motorcycles are provided. Those who wish to sign up for motorcycle courses should hold a driver’s license or motorcycle permit and be physically able to operate a motorcycle. For more information call the Tunxis Motorcycle Safety Program at (860) 255-3671.


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SHS team gets behind Wounded Warrior Project By Nick Carroll The Southington Citizen

In the midst of a stressful, grueling season, it’s easy for players and coaches to lose sight of the fact that, in the big picture, what they’re doing is not all that important. The Southington High School boys soccer team gets that. The Blue Knights are asking spectators who come out to their game against visiting Bristol Central this afternoon, Friday, Oct. 5, to make a $5 donation to the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization which provides programs and services to severely injured service members. A ceremony will be held prior to the game, at 3 p.m. The action on the field begins at 3:45 p.m. The Blue Knights have dubbed the day’s festivities “Headers for Heroes.” When approached with the idea of playing a game for charity, SHS players jumped

at the chance, and chose to throw their support behind the Wounded Warrior Project. Tim Connolly, president of Southington’s Friends of Soccer, said the military angle makes sense for the Blue Knights. “There are numerous connections within the team, from players with relatives who have served, to some with interest in pursuing ROTC in college,” Connolly stated. “Several of the boys have also read many of the books written about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan from the past 10 years.”

Also, Connolly pointed out that three team members, including his two sons, visited Arlington National Cemetery this past summer — “and that left a lasting impression on all three of them.” Connolly believes it’s important for everyone, young people in particular, to realize the enormous sacrifice military personnel make, while asking little in return. “Something like Headers for Heroes is the very least we can do,” he said. “The soldiers that WWP serves are often just a few years removed from their own soccer teams and high school lives. And as a parent of three, I can’t help but think of the parents of the many wounded warriors, and how our society should be doing so much more for them and their children. I think that WWP’s motto says it all, ‘The greatest casualty is being forgotten.’” SHS players, seniors Eddie Kline and Andrew Goralski,

and junior Dan Connolly have done much to drum up support for Headers for Heroes and get people out to the field today. The Blue Knights are ac-

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Apple Harvest schedule

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Southington’s 44th annual Apple Harvest Festival will continue Friday through Sunday, Oct. 5-7. The festival’s theme is “Ripe With Possibilities.” Schedule of events is as follows: Friday, Oct. 5 — Festival opens 5 p.m.; Connecticut Icon, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Cabaret dinner theater, 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.; festival closes 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 — Festival opens 9 a.m.; apple pie eating contest, noon; apple fritter eating contest, 1 p.m.; Connecticut Icon, 1:45 to 2:45 p.m.; Harvest the Arts, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; arts and crafts show, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; festival closes 9 p.m. Shuttle buses 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7 — Festival opens at noon; Connecticut Icon finale, 12:45 to 1:45 p.m.; scarecrow contest, noon to 5 p.m.; arts and crafts show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; festival closes 5 p.m. Shuttle buses 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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Bettyann Hardy was named the 2012 Apple Harvest Festival’s Granny Apple. Her granddaughter Kate Hardy, a fifth-grader at St. Dominic School, wrote the award-winning essay about her grandmother. Both Bettyann and Kate were at opening ceremonies on Sept. 29 and appeared in the parade on Sept. 30. Festival Committee Chairman Chris Palmieri, left, and Festival Coordinator Jim Champagne stand with Hardy.

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The 2012 Connecticut Icon performance is underway at the Southington 2012 Apple Harvest Festival. The 12 competition finalists will compete on multiple days during the festival. The remaining days and times of the competitions are as follows: Friday, Oct. 5, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 6, from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. The final day of competition and finale will be Sunday, Oct. 7, from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Based on audience voting and the judges input throughout the five competition days, contestants are eliminated until the winner is declared on the last day of the festival, Oct. 7. The winner will receive $1,000 cash and also the opportunity to professionally record at a local recording studio. Winners also receive the chance to sing at various popular local restaurants. For more information, visit

The Notables The public is invited to stop by the Farmington Savings Bank (corner of Center and Main Streets) during the Apple Harvest Festival and view the exhibit “The Notables,” sponsored by the Southington Arts Council, a grid painting of leaders in the community like police chief, fire chief, library director, town manager, superintendent of schools, and director of community services. Student artists on this project are Sarah Lamb of Southington High School; Julia Wells and Abigail Connolly of DePaolo Middle School; and Ariel Perry of Kennedy Middle School; supervising artist, Sean Dudley, assisted by Andy Zygmunt.

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bers of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, or A.A.O.N.M.S.), from Newington, wove and circled their way up the street in their miniature cars, and people from the Southington DriveIn promoted their Halloween Festival by dressing up in Halloween costumes. Karate groups that went by kicked boards, and dance groups did break-dancing routines on their floats. “We thought it was awesome,” said Anita DiSantis, who watched the parade with her husband, John. “They had a lot of good floats in there, the kids and bands were awesome, fife and drums — it’s just a wonderful parade.” After the parade, Connecti-

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Competitors in the apple pie eating contest were not afraid to smother their faces with pie in the name of victory.

Continued from page 1 “I said, ‘Hey, I’ve never done it before, so why not try fritters,’ ” Cashman said. It was also an excuse to eat 18 fritters for free. “The line for the contest was actually shorter than the fritter stand line,” Cashman said. Despite a cool and overcast day, visitors from across the state flocked to food, business and craft stands set up on the town’s green. “There are plenty of things to do, plenty of things to eat and lots of fun to be had,” said Jerry Limmer, one of 275 volunteers at the festival this year. By 2 p.m., an hour after the apple fritters competition, of-

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The Village of Plantsville Association will host a Halloween costume parade on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 6:30 p.m. The parade will begin at the overhead Rails to Trails sign near the corner of Summer and Cowles Streets and end near Zingarella’s restaurant. Families are encouraged to dress and walk together.

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Southington Drive-in The Southington Drive-In, 935 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, is having a Halloween Festival which begins at 2 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 27. There will be a haunted hayride, a hay climb, touch-a-truck with Southington Fire Vol. Co. 1, bring a carved pumpkin for judging, dress up in a Halloween costume, listen to live music by Hard Water, face painting by Valentine the Clown, and trunk or treating. The public can participate in the trunk or treating by decorating a trunk and offering candy to the trick-or-treaters. There will be a Halloween double-feature of Monster House at 6 p.m. and Halloween at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. There is a cost to attend.

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Apple Valley Quilters The Apple Valley Quilters of Southington will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. at The Summit at Plantsville, 261 Summit St. Featured guest will be Judy Novella, marketing manager for Fairfield Processing, to give a lecture on batting and also to show her own quilts.

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Barnes Museum artist signing The Barnes Museum has invited pen and ink artist Bud Gaudio, of East Haddam, to present his latest rendition of a pen and ink drawing of the Barnes Museum on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 1 to 5 p.m. Gaudio donated a framed copy of his drawing to the museum, which is now displayed on the front porch for visitors.

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The Lady Knights basketball fundraisers are: a car wash fundraiser will be held at Southington Auto Wash, 254 Queen St., on Sunday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shake the Can fundraiser for Lady Knights Basketball will be held at Stop & Shop, 505 N. Main St., on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Triple-Treat Trip The Southington Knights of Columbus is offering a Triple-Treat Trip by motor coach on Sunday, Oct. 21. The first stop will be to the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy with the celebration of mass at 10:30 a.m. followed by time to visit the grounds, Chapel of the Divine Mercy, and gift shop. For a preview, visit . The second stop will be Norman Rockwell Museum to view the world’s largest collection of artist Norman Rockwell’s art. For a preview, visit . The third and final stop will be Sullivan Station, Lee, Mass., to view a fully-restored railroad station with an 1890s atmosphere. A meal of soup or salad; prime rib, 7 oz. sirloin, baked scrod, or chicken marsala; baked potato and green beans; coffee or tea; and dessert or apple crisp or hot fudge sundae. For a preview, visit . There is a cost for the entire package. Bus departs at 8 a.m. from commuter parking lot on Route 10 across from Mulberry Gardens. Bus will return at approximately 6:30 p.m. For more information or reservations, call Bill Shatas at (203) 235-4155 or (860) 302-4556.

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Southington Historical Society will present varied lectures, programs and events for its members and the community during the fall. All lectures and programs will take place in the Sylvia Bradley Room of the historical center, 239 Main St. From 1888 to 1931, the trolley car was a major form of local transportation and helped to shape Southington. Ken DiMauro, former president of the historical society, and a trolley buff, will talk about “Trolley Days in Southington,” Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. Old South End Schoolhouse, which is a 19th-century structure overseen by the Southington Historical Society, will be the site of a fund-raising tag sale Oct. 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Antique

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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 or call the office, (860) 621-3014.

Lunch & Learn

The Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging will hold a Lunch & Learn, “Protecting Yourself From Identity Theft,” on Thursday, Oct. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Hospital of Central Connecticut Bradley Memorial Campus, 81 Meriden Ave. Kevin Palache of Legal Shield will present and discuss five major types of identity theft and ways to protect against it. For reservations, call Marc Leveque at (860) 276-5293.

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Bus trips On Sunday, Nov. 4, a trip to Warner Theatre, Torrington, to see Sunset Boulevard. The trip will begin with a buffet lunch at Bogey’s Restaurant and Pub at the Yanee Peddlar Inn. There is a cost per person. On Tuesday, Dec. 4, a trip to see the Vienne Boys Choir at Springfield Symphony



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Good Life Fitness program Jerome Home is offering a free group exercise program to active seniors in the Southington and New Britain areas. The Good Life Functional Fitness Group is a fitness program designed to improve health and help participants set and achieve wellness goals. It will be held twice weekly and will run through Wednesday, Dec. 19. In Southington, the program will be held at the Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. Space is limited. For more information or to register, contact Jerome Home at (860) 229-3707.

Alzheimer’s support group Mulberry Gardens of Southington, 58 Mulberry St., offers a monthly support group for families and caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s and related de-

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The Southington Citizen Friday, October 5, 2012 mentia. Living with a loved one with a memory disorder is challenging. This group offers attendees an opportunity to talk with others and share advice on problem solving techniques and caregiving ideas. The group provides hints, community support and a safe environment to listen or share thoughts. The Alzheimer’s Support Group meets Tuesday, Oct. 9, 10:30-11:30 a.m. and monthly every second Tuesday. To reserve a spot call Marie Terzak at (860) 2761020 or call Marie to schedule care for a loved one during the support group.

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Senior expo

For the sixth year in a row, the Record-Journal will sponsor “Life Begins at 50, Senior Expo.” The expo will be held in Southington for the first time on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Testa’s Restaurant, 26 S. Center St. Admission is free, but a donation of a non-perishable food item is requested. All food items will be donated to the Southington Community Food Pantry.

Volunteers needed Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave., seeks volunteers. Help with laundry is needed to assist in delivering items to resident rooms, day’s flexible, preferred hours 10 a.m. to noon. Sunday recreation help is needed from 7:30 to 10 a.m. for delivering newspapers, helping in the dining room, filling water pitchers, assisting with morning church service; and in the afternoon from 1 to 3:30 p.m. to assist with afternoon programs, helping with various

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Breast symposium The Palladino Family Cancer Center at MidState Medical Center will host its Breast Symposium on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oncologist Rajani Nadkarni, MD, will speak on the topic of genetics and cancer, specifically addressing genetic risk for breast and ovarian cancers. Bruna Verna, author of Single with Breast Cancer: My Journey, will share her experience as a cancer patient and read an excerpt from her book. This free program will be held in the Horwitz Conference Center at MidState Medical Center’s main campus, 435 Lewis Ave., Meriden. Dinner will be provided. Registration is required. Call (203) 693-8631 to register.

Chiropractic screenings Chiropractic Health Center, located in Milldale, will

offer muscle tension screenings during the Apple Harvest Festival from Friday, Oct. 5, through Sunday, Oct. 7, for a cost. Money raised from the screenings will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Classes during cancer treatments The Hospital of Central Connecticut is offering free classes on nutrition during cancer treatment, held the third Tuesday of each month, 4-5 p.m. at the New Britain General campus, 100 Grand St. Registered Dietitian May Harter, M.S., R.D., CD-N, will discuss how cancer treatment can change your nutritional needs, and which foods and supplements can help you meet those needs. Free parking and a light snack are provided. Contact Noa Mencher,, or (860) 224-5187 for information, registration.

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The Hospital of Central Connecticut, 100 Grand St., will hold a breast cancer talk, “Laugh Your Way to Grace: Reclaiming the Spiritual Power of Humor” Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the New Britain General campus. Registration is at 5:30 p.m.; the talk is 6–8 p.m. The Rev. Susan Sparks, a breast cancer survivor, standup comedian and Baptist minister, will be the speaker. Her book, Laugh Your Way to Grace, will be available for sale. The event is open to the public. Free dinner and parking will be provided. To register, call Marcia, (860) 2245299. The event is sponsored by the hospital’s Comprehensive Breast Center and

Fashion show MidState’s Pink Partini Fashion Show, to be held at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., emceed by Channel 3’s Scot Haney. Walking the runway will be cancer survivors, hospital employees, physicians, hospital administrators and dignitaries. The chic new fashions they’ll model will be courtesy of Kimberly Boutique in West Hartford, The Dressing Room in Wallingford, the Red Door Boutique in East Hampton, Ella Where She Shops in Guilford, and Modern Formals of Meriden, North Haven and Southington. All proceeds directly benefit the Palladino Family Can-


cer Center at MidState. Contact the Development office at (203) 694-8742 for tickets.

Monies raised

The 22nd annual golf tournament held by The Hospital of Central Connecticut Auxiliaries at Bradley Memorial and New Britain General in June raised over $87,000 for the hospital. Proceeds from the June 5 tournament will go toward the hospital’s Cancer Center.

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Red Cross blood drives American Red Cross blood drives in the area include: Saturday, Oct. 6 - American Red Cross Farmington Blood Donation Center, 209 Farmington Ave., Farmington, 6:30 to 11:15 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8 - St. Gregory Church CCD Center, 1043 Stafford Ave., Bristol, 1:30 to 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9 – Webster Bank, 436 Slater Road, New Britain, training rooms, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10 American Red Cross Farm-

ington Blood Donation Center, 209 Farmington Ave., Farmington, 12:30 to 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 –The Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Redstone Hill, Plainville, 1 to 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 - American Red Cross Farmington Blood Donation Center, 209 Farmington Ave., Farmington, 6:30 to 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 – Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain campus, 100 Grand St., New Britain, lec-

ture rooms one and two, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17 – Falcon Club, 33 Knowles Ave., Southington hall, 1 to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 – Lincoln Technical Institute, 200 John Downey Drive, New Britain, Save a Live Bus, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., contact Jennifer at To make an appointment, eligible blood donors are asked to call (800) RED CROSS (800-733-2767) or visit

Welcome, DOCC! W. Richard McQueen Jr., M.D. 55 Meriden Ave., Suite 1D, Southington 860-276-5144 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday Accepting new patients

Richard McQueen, M.D., internist, will talk about prevention and treatment of colds, flu. Starting this year, Walk with a Doc is a Hartford HealthCare system-wide program. Other Hartford HealthCare entities involved in the walk program are Doctors of Central Connecticut, Hartford Medical Group, and MidState Medical Group. Sponsors are Anthem and HPC Foodservice. To register for this program, or for more information, visit or call 1-877914-WALK.

Nursing mothers Lactation Services of Southington would like to invite moms to mother to mother breastfeeding support group open to all breastfeeding and pregnant moms. This is a mother-led group providing mother-to-mother support for all moms attempting to provide the best for their babies. The meeting is free of

Sun Style Tai Chi

The Orchards of Southington, 34 Hobart St., offers Sun Style Tai Chi on Saturday mornings from 9:15 to 10 a.m., led by Jennifer Wade, certified Tai Chi instructor. There is a cost for six weeks, or per class. To reserve a spot, call Jennifer Wade at (860) 6285656 ext. 140.

Volunteers needed

MidState Medical Center is in need of volunteers for “Soft Touch” massage therapy, pet therapy visits, book operation, Palladino Cancer Center operation, and Emergency Department (clinical and non-clinical). If interested, contact the Volunteer Office at (203) 694-8275, or e-mail Online applications can be completed at .

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Friday, October 5, 2012 — The Southington Citizen Club meets on the second Wednesday of each month, led by Constance C. Proll, CRP, and James R. Reynolds, AFA. 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 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 Connecticut. 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.

Seniors Continued from page 36 tablishment of a health resource center on campus is Thursday, Oct. 18, from 5-8 p.m., at 975 Corbin Ave. in New Britain. Reservations include complimentary wine, fruit pairings, crudités, cheese table and a silent auction. Call (860) 229-3707 for more information. Jerome Home and Arbor Rose are not for profit members of Central Connecticut Senior Health Services.

Special interest clubs 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 Investments

Do You Like To Sing? Would you join a Youth Choir if you could practice at home on your own and you did not have to come to rehearsals? Would you give of your time and talent if it were that easy? Well, it is that easy!!!

Computer center The Computer Learning Center fall 2012 session will run until Thursday, Oct. 25, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Classes offered will be: Computer Basics for Beginners, Introduction to Computers, Life Matters Online, Effective E-mail Use, Managing Files and Folders, Basic Digital Photography/Picasa, and iPad Basics. For more information regarding the Computer Learning Center, e-mail .

Support group for dementia

group for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia on the second Tuesday of the month at 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., at Mulberry Gardens of Southington, 58 Mulberry St. The discussion covers topics including communication techniques, caregiver support, wandering, religion, music, behavior, family dynamics, validation breakthrough and more. For information and registration, call, (860) 276-1020 and if attendees would like to arrange free care for a loved one during the group session.

ton, 34 Hobart St., offers a weekly Bridge Club each Monday beginning at 1:30 p.m. Individuals and teams are welcome. To reserve a space, contact Edesa Ciscar, retirement counselor, at (860) 628-5656. Visit online at www.southingtonorchards. org.

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Exercising body and mind Photos courtesy of Central Connecticut Senior Health Services

Residents and staff at The Orchards at Southington celebrated Orchards’ Senior Olympic Day with a myriad of physical and cognitive competitions. Resident teams that participated were cheered on by fellow residents and staff throughout the day. Medals were awarded for each team participant during closing ceremonies with the winning team receiving a special prize.

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Logan West, Southington native who was crowned Miss Teen USA 2012 in July, made her way back to Southington for the first time since winning the Miss Teen USA pageant. She attended a meet and greet at the Aqua Turf on Sept. 29, and then appeared in the Apple Harvest Festival parade on Sept. 30. At the meet and greet, Town Councilor Peter Romano, left, and Town Manager Garry Brumback, presented West with a plaque thanking her for her anti-bullying campaign, her platform for the pageant.


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Library Briefs

The Southington Library is located at 255 Main St. For more information or to register for a program, visit the library website at and click on the calendar or contact the reference desk, at (860) 628-0947, ext. 5, or the children’s department, ext. 3. Registration is required

for most programs unless otherwise indicated. The library is open Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Contemporary Prize-Winning Novels,” in a three-part series. Wednesday, Oct. 24, will be The Shipping News. Thursday, Nov. 8, will A Thousand Acres. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required for each session. To sign up, visit www., or contact the reference desk at (860) 628-0947.

Southington Library’s Children’s Department invites children ages 4 and 5 to attend the new weekly literacy enrichment class, “Ready to Read.” The class is designed around National Core Standards to strengthen emerging literacy skills and better prepare children to thrive in school. Each class offers alphabet-centered stories, movement, art, and other reinforcing activities. Registration is required and has begun. Class meets Thursday afternoons at 1 p.m. on Oct. 11, 18, and 25. To register, call the library at (860) 628-0947.

Fall story times

Registration for children’s fall story times at the Southington Library has begun. Southington residents may register online at or in person at the Children’s Services Desk. “Wonderful Ones” is a program designed to strengthen development of language and coordination skills with music, movement, and stories. Suitable for children 1 to 2 years old accompanied

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Domestic violence program Prudence Crandall Center Inc., a domestic violence program serving New Britain, Bristol, Burlington, Berlin, Kensington, Southington, Terryville, Plainville, and Plymouth, will host several activities throughout October in recognition of domestic violence awareness month. A clothesline project display will be at Central Park in New Britain on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Weekly library display in towns served include Southington Public Library from Oct. 22 to Oct. 28. For more information, contact Maryann Drennen, manager of community outreach, at (860) 225-5187 ext. 23.

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Southington High School marching band’s annual fundraiser, Music of the Knight, will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, at the SHS football field. The show’s theme this year is Rise of the Samurai Warrior. The show will feature marching bands from across Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, as well as from Kennedy and DePaolo middle schools. Library, 255 Main St., will be hosting “Ghostly Photographs,” an evening of scary, real ghost stories presented by paranormal investigator and photographer, Julie Griffi, on Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Registration is required. For more information contact the children’s department at (860) 628-0947 ext. 3.

Classic television Visit the Southington Library for Classic Television on DVD.

German American Day German American Day will be celebrated at the Aqua Turf on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The evening begins with a cheese, pepperoni ,and cracker table, followed by a five course meal at 7:45 p.m. of prime rib, roasted pork loin pinwheel, baked stuffed shrimp, or Nantucket scallop casserole. The price of the ticket includes open bar and music by the Norbert Ludewig Orchestra. All are welcome. For information and reservations contact Renate at (203) 237-3891 or

Wall of Honor The public is invited to Southington High School’s, Wall of Honor ceremony Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 5:30 p.m., in front of the high school auditorium, 720 Pleasant St. This year the group will honor inductees Kay and Joe Calvanese for their many community service contributions, Dennis Pratt, killed in Afghanistan in 2009, and Dr. Mary Jane Williams, who has dedicated her life to nursing and healthcare of the public. The brief ceremony is free and open to the public.

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A dominant performance on both sides of the ball By Michael Guerrera Special to The Citizen

It wasn’t necessarily a thing of beauty, but the Southington Blue Knights grounded and pounded their way to a 35-0 win against Newington Saturday afternoon to push their record to a perfect 3-0, in the process pitching their first shutout of the young season. “Every time you get a shutout, it’s just great,” said senior co-captain, lineman Travis Daly, then joking, “hopefully the coaches will give us another pizza party; that’s one of the advantages.” Whether pizza was the reward or not, the defense again was the staple in the win, creating excellent field position for the offense and consistently pinning the Indians deep in their own end. A prime example of winning the field position battle was on Southington’s opening drive of the second half – it started at Newington’s 25 and the Knights quickly punched it in with a 10-yard strike from junior quarterback Stephen Barmore to back-up QB and wide receiver sophomore Connor John.

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The SHS football team rolled over Newington, 35-0, Saturday to improve to 3-0. Pictured: Blue Knight Jarrid Grimmett finds room to maneuver in the Week 3 rout. Then the first Southington drive of the fourth quarter started at the Newington 26, promptly leading to a Zach Jamele burst into the end zone from the one-yard line. But the tone was set early, with junior running back Jarrid Grimmett. After a couple of Southington penalties, Barmore connected with his classmate on a screen pass and Grimmett did the rest, taking it 63 yards for the score. “During the whole week of practice, we really stressed the screens a lot because they weren’t so successful against New Britain (last week), so we were executing them perfectly today,” Grimmett said, crediting linemen Travis Clark, Daly and Jimmy Nardi for their blocking. See Football, page 47

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Mongillo, Dean shine; spikers suffer first defeat


Coventry 3, Southington 0: The Patriots rolled to victory over the Blue Knights in a non-conference battle between perennial state powers in Coventry. “We didn’t play our best and that’s what happens,” said Knights coach Rich Heitz, whose team lost by game scores of 26-16, 25-23 and 25-16. Corinne Horanzy finished with 11 digs and 11 kills for Southington, while Sara Malicka and Maryssa Romano had eight digs and five kills, respectively. It was the first loss of the season for Southington, 6-1 overall. Coventry remains unbeaten at 4-0. Southington 3, Simsbury 1: The Blue Knights bounced back from a nonconference loss at Coventry to defeat the Trojans in a CCC West match played in Southington. Corinne Horanzy finished

with 17 kills and 16 digs in leading Southington to the 25-9, 22-25, 25-17, 25-22 victory. Maryssa Romano (13 kills), Caroline Barry (eight kills), Danielle Kaminsky (36 assists, 10 digs) and Jordyn Moquin (12 digs, three kills) also helped Southington improve to 7-1 overall and 6-0 in the division. Simsbury is 5-2 and 4-2.

Girls swim/dive Southington 93.5, Manchester 83.5: Melanie Mongillo and Laurel Dean each won two events and Southington remained unbeaten with a CCC West win against Manchester. Mongillo was victorious

in the 50-yard freestyle and the 100 freestyle in 26.77 and 1:00.29, respectively, while Dean captured the 200 freestyle (2:09.97) and 100 backstroke (1:11.04). Southington also got individual wins from Sarah Krzesik (100 butterfly, 1:07.75) and Aly Baribault (100 breaststroke, 1:17.08). The Blue Knights (4-0) won three relays. In the 200 medley relay, Ally Schroeder, Baribault, Krzesik and Kristen Loose finished first with a time of 2:07.39. Dean, Baribault, Krzesik and Mongillo joined forces to take the 200 freestyle relay in 1:51.37. Mongillo, Schroeder and Dean also teamed up with Bailey Potter to win the 400 freestyle relay in 4:15.70.

Girls soccer Simsbury 2, Southington 1: Southington came up See Notes, page 48

So far, so good for swim team By Sarah Gomes Special to The Citizen The Southington girls swim and dive team turned in a solid campaign last fall, and the 2012 Blue Devils are building on that. “The girls returning to the team this year certainly want to meet and exceed those standards, but at the same token these girls set the bar higher than that,” SHS coach Evan Tuttle said. “We enjoy the success we have but are determined to work for more. There is always a higher mark to be reached. “This success may come in the form of wins and losses, it may come in the form of best times, or team records, but regardless of the form of our success, a new standard is always being set.” When it comes to leadership and consistency, Southington’s Melanie Mongillo sets the bar high, and Tuttle sees others fol-

lowing her example. “(Melanie) has been a consistent performer for many years now and she has certainly elevated herself as an elite athlete within our conference and within the state,” Tuttle said. “In addition to her talent level in the water, Mel is a natural leader amongst numerous role models on a team that is a compliment of seasoned veterans and determined newcomers, including Haley Marquardt, Molly Potter, Sarah Krzesik, Laurel Dean and Aly Baribault.” With much of the season still remaining, getting out to a hot start is beneficial, but Tuttle knows anything can happen going forward. “We make it a point not to underestimate any team that we swim,” said the coach. “Each team we have met thus far have some good, young talent and look to be competitive consisSee Swim, next page


The Southington Citizen — Friday, October 5, 2012

Locals shine at Apple Festival races SHS alum Florian bests 5K field By Nick Carroll The Southington Citizen

A pair of Central Connecticut State University roommates took a bite out of the competition Sunday morning at the Southington Apple Festival Road Races. Old Saybrook’s Chris Rosenberg defended his title in the 5-mile race, while his buddy, Holland Florian of Southington, bested the 5K field. Rosenberg navigated the 5mile course in a blistering time of 26:27, outdoing the second-place finisher, Plantsville’s Jim Rosenberger, by one minute and 15 seconds. Meanwhile, Florian need-

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tent programs. “Our toughest tests lay ahead in conference battles between Conard, Hall, Farmington, Newington and Berlin.” The rugged CCC West is exactly where Tuttle wants his squad to compete. “It’s not easy being in a conference filled with the best swimmers in the state, but we wouldn’t have it any other way,” he said. “If you want to be the best, you have to compete against the best.”


Friday, October 5, 2012 — The Southington Citizen

Rally for the Cure event a major success By Grace Terry Special to The Citizen

The Hawk’s Landing Ladies Golf League held our 12th Annual Rally for the Cure Golf Tournament on September 19. As in the past, the tournament was dedicated to the life and memory of Gail DePaolo-Butkus, who was a member of Hawk’s Landing Ladies Golf League. The funds raised go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, CT and will be used for breast cancer research, edu-

cation, screening and treatment. We had many breast cancer survivors at the luncheon following the golf tournament and all stood for recognition and were honored with a pink carnation. This year we had 111 golfers participating in our Rally golf tournament and

they enjoyed a spectacular day on the course. Winners of this year’s tournament were: Front Nine 1st Place: Michelle Boisvert, Valerie DePaolo and Kathy Reinhart. The 2nd Place winners were: Pat Gill, Teresa Bart, Maureen Bashaw and Donna Labell. Closest-to-the-Hole contest was won by Jayleen Carney, Closest-to-the-Line was won by Nancy Pizzitola, and Jayleen Carney had the Longest Drive. Winners on the Back Nine: 1st Place: Brenda

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led by Jenna Famiglietti and McKenna Dunne. The goal was protected by Alyssa Heitz. Blazers: Riley Hall, Vanessa Keigel and Madeleine Silano anchored the defense. Madison Buckley and Allie Baldwin turned in good work in goal. Annabel Molina, Callie Kesilewski and Megan Mikosz led the attack. Spurs 5, Aztecs 3: Spurs: Kiara Hourigan tallied three times while Alexis Izzo and Ashley Reed netted one apiece. Kelsey Henderson was a leader on the offensive end. Hannah Sousa and goalie Arushi Patel anchored the defense.

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eon sponsors, Rally hole sponsors and to the Pink Ribbon sponsors and patrons. Also we would like to thank the staff at Hawk’s Landing for their help with the Rally and to all those who made donations to our silent auction and raffle. A special thank you to our tournament committee who volunteered their time and hard work to put together another successful golf tournament. Without their efforts this would not be possible.


Head coach Mike Drury on getting pressure on the passer: “We like to bring the pressure, we also like to stay safe when we need; we like to mix it up.” Offensively, it was a good performance after a sloppy win against New Britain last week. “We had something to prove,” Grimmett said. “We’re not going to roll over for a team and we’re going to come out to play every week.” The passing game is still a

Continued from page 45 For the game, Southington dominated in the trenches. They ran 37 times for 220 yards, 107 from Grimmett and 80 from Barmore, while the defense held Newington to 38 yards on 37 carries. The defense also registered seven sacks. “We really worked on the defensive line,” Daly said. “Up until today, we didn’t have any sacks (on the D-line) and coaches said, ‘Start getting sacks,’ and it happened.”

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Middle School DePaolo 2, Robbins- Farmington 0: DePaolo prevailed 25-18 and 25-16. Stephanie Zera, Hannah Zelina and Leah Francis combined for 14 service points for the victors. Julia Wells had one kill. The DePaolo junior varsity team topped Robbins 25-16, 25-11. DePaolo 2, Dodd-Cheshire 0: DePaolo hung on to earn the sweep; 25-21, 25-22. Jessie Pesce, Julia Wells, Erica Bruno and Stephanie Zera each recorded one kill for the victors. In junior varsity action, DePaolo prevailed 25-9, 15-4. Meghan Cichon (9 service points) and Abby Lamson (2 kills) led the victors.

Surfers 3, Pumas 2: Surfers: Mike Martin, Evan Sheen and Mitchell Messina scored. A solid effort on offense was given by Trevor Messina and Ryan Salzillo. The defensive end was protected by Ben Ferriera and Andrew Kudla. Pumas: Nathan Gorr and Patrick Bennett scored. Keegan Allister led the efforts on the offensive end while Dylan Pastor anchored the defense. Evan Kristopik was solid in goal. Stingers 4, Blazers 0: Stingers: Amanda Pernerewski banged in a hat trick, with Karolina Swinicki adding the other goal. The defense was

Bachman, Cathy Kolakowski, Brenda Kowalski and Carol Wallace. 2nd Place winners were: Alice Gray, Betty Fairbanks, Donna Liljestrand and Diane Richter. Closest-to-the Hole contest was won by Jannine Farrell, Closest-to-the Line was won by Wies Ruinen, and the Longest Drive was won by Terry Conelias. The Hawk’s Landing Ladies Golf League gratefully acknowledges the DePaolo Family Foundation for its generous support along with special thanks to our lunch-


The Southington Citizen — Friday, October 5, 2012

Parks and Recreation Youth basketball registration

The Southington Parks and Recreation Department is located in the town hall at 75 Main St., in the basement. To make reservations, register or for more information, call the office at (860) 2766219. Program details and mail-in registration forms are also available on the department’s webpage at

Registration for Southington youth basketball will be held at Derynoski Elementary School, 240 Main St., on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 10 and 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. There is a


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a goal short in a CCC West showdown in Simsbury. The Blue Knights sole goal came from Erica Kosienski off a Nicole Wershoven assist 28 minutes into the second half. Southington dropped to 2-4 overall and 1-4 in divisional play. Simsbury improved to 51 and 5-0 in division. For advertising: (203) 317-2301

Hall 5, Southington 0: Dan Gomez had two goals and an assist to lead the Warriors to the CCC West win over the Blue Knights in West Hartford. Hall moved to 4-1 overall and 4-0 in the division. Goalie Dan Connolly made 10 saves for Southington, 1-32 overall and 1-3-1 in the West. Simsbury 3, Southington 2: The Trojans outlasted

the Blue Knights in a CCC West game played in Southington. Simsbury’s Travis Stone scored what proved to be the game-winning goal late in the second half. Southington (1-4-2 overall, 14-1 West) got goals from Pat Straub and Mike Rogalski. Alex Queen and Nick Powell added assists. Goalie Brian Topper had seven saves. Simsbury upped its record to 6-1 and 5-1 in division.

Arts and crafts for special needs The Southington Parks and Recreation Department will offer arts and crafts classes for individuals with special needs. Individuals must be accompanied by an

Football Continued from page 47 work in progress, but Barmore (7-of-17, 113 yards) says it’s just a matter of time. “It’s little miscues. I miss a throw here, he didn’t run a right route there. But once we get it, it’s going to be dangerous,� he said.

adult. Six classes will be held in the Derynoski Elementary School Cafeteria on Thursday evenings, Oct. 25, Nov. 15, Dec. 13, Jan. 10, and 31, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. There is a fee to participate. Preregistration and payment is required, however, registration is ongoing. For more information or to register, call

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For Southington, it was their first home game of the year, in a way, playing on Cheshire’s turf field as Southington awaits its turf to be finished this fall. “I didn’t even notice,� Drury said. “This is the type of year we have to adapt, play wherever. This is our home game and this is a great win.�

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Nia technique fitness class

Southington Parks and Recreation Department is offering a Nia Technique fitness class for the fall season. Classes will be held in the Strong Elementary School gymnasium on Mondays,

Oct. 15, 22 and 29, Nov. 12, 19 and 26 and Dec. 10, and 17, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. There is a fee to participate. Nia classes are taken barefoot to soulstirring music using movements from the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. Class size is limited. Pre-registration and payment is required. Program details and online registration are also available on the department’s webpage at www.

Adult fitness classes Southington Parks and Recreation Department is of-

fering adult fitness classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, Nov. 1, 15, 20, 27, 29, Dec. 4, 6, 13, 20, Jan. 3 and 8. Classes will be held in the Kennedy Middle School gymnasium and will consist of low/high aerobics and strengthening with free weights. Program open to Southington residents only. There is a fee to participate. Pre-registration and payment is required, registration is ongoing. For more information or to register, contact the parks and recreation office. Program details and online registration also available at

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The Southington Parks and Recreation Department is offering beginner and intermediate ballroom dance lessons for the fall season. The program will have eight classes held on Wednesdays, Oct. 10, 17, 24, Nov. 7, 14, 28, Dec. 5 and 19, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Plantsville Elementary School cafeteria, 70 Church St. There is a fee per couple. Class size is limited. Pre-registration and payment is required. Contact Parks and Rec Dept. to register or for more information. Program details and online

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The Southington Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring the following bus trips: Boston – “On Your Own,” Saturday, Oct. 13; Salem, Mass. “Haunted Happenings,” Saturday, Oct. 27; Pennsylvania holiday shopping trip (Lancaster and Reading), Friday to Sunday, Nov. 9-11. A complete list of 2012 bus trips with details and fees is available on the Parks and Recreation Department’s webpage at www. 1228358


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Southington property sold for hotel construction

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already commenced construction on a Homewood Suites Hotel by Hilton, an upscale extended stay lodging alternative, and completion is anticipated in the third quarter of 2013. The property shares the local market with ESPN, Lake Compounce, Lincoln College, Lowe’s Home Improve-

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The Sloper After School program will return on Tuesday, Oct. 16, and Tuesday, Oct. 30, at YMCA Camp Sloper, 1000 East St. The program is a drop-in event open to all middle and high school teens in Southington and YMCA members and non-members. Activities include basketball, volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, kickball, Frisbee golf, and whiffle ball. The skate park and BMX park will also be open – helmets required. The program will run from the end of the school day until 6 p.m. Bus transportation will be offered from DePaolo and Kennedy middle schools and Southington High School. Students taking the bus must complete a permission slip and return it to their school’s office. The featured activity for Oct. 6 session will be Black Trail hike. The featured activity for Oct. 30 will be Halloween-themed activities.


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Leaders Club — The Leaders Club allows teens a chance to learn what it takes to be a leader and make a positive impact on the community. Teens volunteer locally with community organizations. Club meetings are held Monday evenings. Middle schoolers meet from 6 to 7 p.m., high schoolers meet from 7 to 8 p.m. For more information, contact Steve Silva, teen program director, at (860) 426-9521, or Tw-Y-Light Zone — The YMCA’s Friday night Tw-YLight Zones begin Friday, Oct. 26. Students in sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade are invited to the YMCA, 29 High St., for a night of games and activities that include open gym basketball, free swim, snack bar, and a special feature for the week. Some features include DJ dances, crafts, jewelry making, drivein movies, and basketball tournaments. The program

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YMCA Continued from page 50 will run every Friday beginning Oct. 26. For more information, contact Steve Silva, teen program director, at (860) 4269521, or

Osteoporosis/ Osteopenia exercise classes The Southington Community YMCA, 29 High St., is offering a new class, Osteoporosis/Osteopenia exercise, that focuses on spinal lengthening and strengthening, improving core strength and overall muscle toning. The class is presented in cooperation with Community Physical Therapy in Southington. Classes meet twice a week and are taught by Meeks Method trained instructors. These classes are appropriate for all fitness levels and are especially beneficial for those with chronic back pain and/or some form of postural dysfunction. For more information and to find out how to register, call Janice at (860) 628 5597, ext. 368.

Fall program registration Registration for the Southington Community YMCA’s Fall 2 program session begins for full members on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 8 a.m. Program member registration begins on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 8 a.m. The Fall 2 program session runs from Monday, Oct. 29, through Sunday, Dec. 23. Registration for current members is available online at or in person at the Y’s Membership Services Desk, 29 High St. For more information, contact Lynette Ferguson, membership services coordinator, at (860) 426-9522, or

Columbus Day fun day On Monday, Oct. 8, YMCA Camp Sloper is hosting Columbus Day Fun Day for kindergarten through eighth-grade. Drop off is between 6:30 and 9 a.m. with pick-up by 5:30 p.m. The day will be dedicated to experiencing the wonders of nature that are on, and around, YMCA Camp Sloper. A child will enjoy a day of age-appropriate hikes, nature hunts, and fort building activities, all built around the structure of a day of summer camp. If the child is in fourth-grade or older, he/she will have the opportunity to participate in a hike to the top of the Black Trail at YMCA Camp Sloper. Register at the Southington Community YMCA front desk or online at For more information, contact Joy Jaronko, outdoor center program director, (860) 621-8194 ext. 308 or

Early childhood program space The Southington Y is announcing space available in all early childhood programs for 2012-13. Early Childhood options include preschool, nursery school and creative child. Children must be fully toilet trained and out of pull ups and turning three before Dec. 31, to register. Preschool is an all-day program located out of the YMCA Learning Center. Full and part week options are available. Children are divided into classrooms according to age. This program follows the Connecticut Preschool Assessment Framework. Nursery School is a part day part week program. Space is available in the Monday, Wednesday, Friday afternoon class running 12:15 to 2:45 p.m. for 4year-olds. Space is available in the 3year-old class running Tuesday and Thursday. Classes are available in the morning 9 to 11:30 a.m. or 12:15 to 2:45 p.m. in the afternoon. This program also follows the Connecticut Preschool Framework Assessment. Creative Child is a program running Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9 to 11:15 a.m. Children participate in crafts, group games and swimming. Parents or an adult must accompany children during the visit. Families will meet the teachers and see the classroom. All forms are available at the YMCA Learning Center and online at For more information or questions regarding programs, contact Katie Sherman at (860) 426-9541.

Livestrong at the YMCA The Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA, 29 High St., has available openings for the Livestrong at the YMCA program, a free, 12-week small group fitness program designed for adult cancer survivors under guidance of specially trained health and wellness staff. Participants do not need to be a current member of the YMCA or Southington resident. Program will begin the week of Oct. 8. Morning class will be held Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Evening class will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The program is designed to help those affected by cancer to regain strength, endurance, and function as well as emotional support and self-esteem. Class format consists of cardio, strength, and flexibility segments and is custom-tailored for each individual. Each participant is given a free 12-week full YMCA membership and may use any of the Y’s facilities. To register or for more information, contact Linda Prus at (860) 4269531, or visit .



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SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON TOWN COUNCIL Notice is hereby given that the Town Council of the Town of Southington will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Council Chambers, 75 Main Street, Southington, CT regarding amendments to various portions of several Chapters of the Code of Ordinances. The proposed amendments are on the Town’s website,, and are filed in the Town Clerk’s office and in the Town Manager’s office. Dated at Southington, Connecticut, this 26th day of September, 2012. TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON John C. Dobbins Chairman, Town Council SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON The Town of Southington hereby requests proposals from businesses to review copy, scanning and printing requirements and systems at the town hall and associated municipal buildings and propose a plan, with fee, to centralize the copy, scanning and printing needs for all departments of the town. Businesses shall be of the size and ability to perform maintenance and associated services in support of the town’s copy and printing requirements. Submissions by businesses setting forth their proposal shall be received by the office of the Town Manager, 75 Main Street, Southington, CT 06489 by 10:00 o’clock, a.m. on October 16, 2012. Dated at Southington, Connecticut this 1st day of October, 2012. TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON By: Garry Brumback, Town Manager


SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE The Southington Public School System is accepting bids for the purchase of a Fuel Oil Set 2012-BID-18. Bids may be obtained online at, Departments, Purchasing Department, then BIDS and RFPs. Sealed bids are due on or before 2:30 p.m. EDST October 16, 2012 at which time they will be publicly opened. SPECIAL NOTICES GREG/BART Searching for Rita! Met at Tiffany House in the 80’s CLUES: Motorcycles, Newington, Rita had bullet wound in fingerhappened in Florida. Losing Rita is Greg’s BIGGEST Mistake Email

TAG SALES TAG SALES SOUTHINGTON Multi Family Tag Sale. 30 Prosperity Court Condos. Near Dairy Mart on Berlin St. Sat, Oct 13th 9-3pm. SOUTHINGTON Tag/Estate Sale 94 Oakland Road Saturday & Sunday 9-4



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AUTOMOBILES CHEVY Monte Carlo, 1984, 64,000 orig miles, runs good. $800. 203-927-8613. HONDA Civic EX, 2001. 2 Dr, Exc Cond, Power Windows, Power Doors, A/C, Sliding Sunroof, 5 Speed Manual, 132K, $4,825.00. Tel: 860-347-6550

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

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





For gutter cleaning, Call Kevin at (203) 440-3279 Fully insured. CT Reg. #569127

SEAMLESS Gutters. Get ready for the leaves! 100% no clog leaf guard system w/lifetime warrenty. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

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MEDINA Sewer & Drain Cleaning Services LLC Quality work at affordable prices. 24hr Service. Benny Medina 203-909-1099



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EL GUAPO THE ELECTRICIAN Small Electrical Jobs Welcome CT #E10194715. Insured 203-440-0239 or 860-324-0874


ALICJA’S Cleaning. If you want your house or office sparkling clean, then call me. I am reliable, responsible, experienced & hard working. Low rates, starting at $45. Call Alicja or John 860-518-3652 CLEANING/Organizing. RU to busy to clean, no nack for org? I can help. No projects to small. Affordable rates & refs. Mary Ann (203) 639-7297 HOUSECLEANING Home, office, res/com. Insured Done by an exp’d lady. Good refs. Call Ilda 203-234-7958/ 203-848-4781 POLISH/ENGLISH speaking woman to clean house w/care. 3rd cleaning 50% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. 860-538-4885

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IF YOU MENTION THIS AD Fall Yard Clean-Ups Brush, Branches, Leaves, storm damage...Make your yard shine!!

**JUNK REMOVAL** Appl’s, Furniture, Junk, Debris, etc WE CAN REMOVE ANYTHING Entire house to 1 item removed! CALL FOR FREE ESTIMATES 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218 BILL RUDOLPH LANDSCAPING Renovations, Retaining Walls, Walkways, Patios, Drainage & Backhoe Work. Tree & shrub replacement. Free Est, Reas Rates. Lic 563661 203-237-9577

MASONRY LENA’S MASONRY Family tradition, Over 25 yrs experience. Walkways, stone walls, veneer, brick, concrete, stucco & repairs. Free estimates. Lic. & ins. CT #600890 (203) 732-4544 F & S Masonry. Stone, bricks, blocks, walls, steps, sidewalks, fireplaces, patios. Free est. CT Reg #606071. (203) 982-2731


FALL CLEAN-UP Lawn Installations Curbside pick-up, Tree & Brush Removal. No job too big or small. 203-530-4447

JM LAWNCARE Fall Cleanups, Junk Removal, Snow Removal. Call for free est 860-796-8168 JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC We specialize in Pruning, Fall Cleanups, Gutter Cleaning, Snow Removal. Comm/Res. Free est. Lic & ins. Give us a Call 203-213-6528 #616311

MNA Services. MASONRY work. CHIMNEY repair, relining & construction. Waterproofing. Inspections. Lic. & Insured. FREE estimates, SENIOR DISC. (203)714-7143 or (203)6009439. NAUGATUCK CT JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 27 yrs exp. Call for free est. Call 860274-4893 CT. Reg. #604498

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TURNER LANDSCAPING LLC Now servicing Southington and surrounding towns. Contact Pat @ 860-970-5162 or GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 cell 860-558-5430

LOW PRICES Ext. House Painting & Powerwashing. Decks, Int Popcorn Ceilings, Sheet Rock Repair Call Eddie 203824-0446. Lic 569864


ROOFING, Siding, Decks, Gutters Lifetime Warranties Available Accepting all credit cards. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084 CIVALE & Santoni Home Improvement. Roofing, Siding, Windows, Kitchens. We do it all. Free est 203-627-0584 CT673899



Over 25 yrs exp. Paving, seal coating, concrete work. CT Reg#0577005. 203-237-6058

*THE ROOFING SPECIALIST* 10% OFF 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488

HAZELWOOD EXCAVATING Dry farm screened topsoil.

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LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 31 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775 PROF. ARBORIST #S3365 75ft bucket truck. Precise Tree CT Reg #562159. 203-272-4216 GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430

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PETS & LIVESTOCK AKC Female 6 month German Shepherd Pup. All Shots, Champ Lines, House/Crate Trained. Son Allergic. Serious Inquiries Only. $900 OBO. Call 860-630-0141

TOYOTA CAMRY 2007 4 Door Sedan, Manual Stock# 13-276A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy

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

ATTENTION DOG OWNERS! Dog Obedience Classes starting Oct 1st at Cheshire Park & Rec. Bruce Gianetti, Phil Huntington, & Kathy Queen - Instructors. Call 203-272-2743 9am-4pm. After 6pm call 203-235-4852. ATTENTION Students and all. Opportunity for community service projects at farm. Also horses for lease. Call Rita at Rap A Pony (203) 265-3596 BULLDOGS, Yorkie, Yorkie-Poo, Chihuahua, Boxers, Beagle, Shih-Tzu, Bostons, mixed breeds, rescues available. Kittens avail. $250+. 860-930-4001. HORSE CARE NEEDED Part Time AM & PM Experience preferred, but will train the right person. 203-272-6593 or 203-213-8833 MINIATURE DACHSHUNDS Beautiful, Home Raised Two males, 10 weeks Shown by Appointment 203-715-7561

TOYOTA YARIS 2007 4 Door Sedan, Manual Stock# 13-410A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy

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SUZUKI XL7 2008 AWD, Premium with 3rd Row Stock# P4097 Call Nick The Hyundai Guy

(203) 818-3300 VW JETTA 2002 Clean, Black Beauty. Automatic, AC $2950 NISSAN Maxima 2000 Runs Exc. $2850. KIA Sportage 1999. Low miles. $2350 (203) 213-1142


MINIATURE Schnauzers, 8 wks, vet checked. Tails & ears not cut. Raised w/dogs & kids. Looking for forever homes only. $600. Call (203) 605-6802 or email PURE Miniature Pinschers for Sale. 8 weeks old, tails been docked, physical & shots been provided. Ready to go home. Call for more info 203-537-0585


AUTO PARTS 2 MAGNA GRIP Snow Tires 205.65R.15 M&S Blackwalls. Very good condition. Asking $75 for the pair. Call 203-915-2039

TRAV-VAC Lawn Vac Trailer. SHP Attachment incl. Approx 30 Bushels. $875. Billy Goat Leaf Blower 8HP $475 Call 860-349-3340


SALSCO, INC. Leaf Vacuum Blower, with a 14 hp. Subaru EX40 premium motor. Also included a hitch mounted swing away mount. This system has 12 hrs. of operation on blower motor. Mint Condition must sell, $1,200. GET READY FOR LEAF PICK UP SEASON! Call 203-537-5948

Must be 18 years of age and a US Citizen w/proof of residence. Minimum down payments may vary. Must meet income requirements. Subject to change without notice.

19 ' Chaparral. 198 F OPN 1987 Open water. Blue/White Mercruises Engine. $2,000. Comes with 1988 Shore Trailer Model 2900. Call Dan 203-265-4674

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DINING ROOM SET Including Mahogany Table, 2 Leaves, Pads, 6 Chairs, Tea Cart, and Credenza. In Very Good Condition. $1,200. Piano $200. Call 203 619-2447.


KING SIZE BEDROOM SET 5 Pieces. Great Cond., Maple, Tons of Storage in Headboard. Includes Box & Mattress $600. 203-237-8739 SONY TV 32”, Trinitron for $40 and Medium size, used entertainment center for $25. For more information call Marc at 860-877-0233.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 23 PEOPLE NEEDED TO LOSE 5-100 POUNDS! DR. RECOMMENDED! GUARANTEED! (203) 715-2779 BEANIE BABIES 50 Assorted. New/Tags. $30. (203) 237-7174 DESK Heavy. Dark wood. Good condition. Asking $60 (203) 238-4478

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER 58” W x 55” H x 20” D Excellent Condition. Solid Oak. Space for up tp 42” flat screen!! $95. Call Ted @ 203-237-5083 HEAVY Duty Bench Vise, Upright Gun Cabinet, Old Air Show Posters, Old Airplane Parts, Many Prints of Wildlife, Aviation, & Floral. Old Crocs & Antique Handcarved wooden bowls. Call 203-213-0003 or 203-269-1941

JOURNEY Concert at Mohegan Sun Nov. 2nd. 4 tickets, Sec. 21, Row M, seats 1,2,3,4, Facing the stage in lower level. $365 --Far lower price then any ticket site! Call 203-630-3063 MEDICAL EQUIPMENT Canes, Walkers, Seats Stand-Aide Toilet Lift Call 203-237-7813 Low Prices! PLAYSCAPE, Brand New Never Used. 8x12, Red Wood. 2 Swings & Swing Bar. $450 Call 203-265-7263 SWING SET Clubhouse Wood, Large w/ Slide. Like New $100. 203-427-1096 UTILITY TRAILER Carry On Corporation 5x8 with Mesh Backgate Very Good Condition Original Owner 2005 $400. John 860-829-8856 WASHER Works Well Asking $75 or Best Offer 203-686-1047

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DINING Room table With 4 chairs. $90. (203) 237-87


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Ethan Allen Bureau and Chest of Drawers $99 Each 32” TV - $50 Very Good Condition Call (203) 619-2447

WHEEL WEIGHTS & CHAINS For Lawn Tractor $100. Call 203-859-1258

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



HOUSES FOR RENT WALLINGFORD Nice 3 BR, 1 bath, 1 car gar, on cul-de-sac. W/D hookup, full bsmt, yard. Dogs allowed. 2 mos sec & credit ck req. $1350/mo 203 284-0597

MERIDEN Mint 2 BR, 1.5 Bath Townhouse. Avail Now! Quiet. Large Closets, Hookups. New Wall-Wall, Deck, No pets. Good Credit $975+utils. 203-269-9755

WALLINGFORD Single Family 3BR, 1 Bath. 1100 sq. ft. $1500 /mo + utils. 1 mo sec. All appliances. C-Air. 1 car gar. Lg fenced-in yard. 203-915-4447

MERIDEN Newly renovated 3 BR. LR, DR. Kitch, 1BA. NEW Appls, Off St. Parking. No pets, No Smoking. Quiet Area, Enclosed Porch, $1100 860-655-3888



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203-237-3025 Estate sale service. Costume Jewelry, Antiques, paintings, Meriden-made items, toys, lamps.

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

203-238-3499 2ND GENERATION Buys costume & Napier jewelry, old bank items, collectibles, old lamps, old post cards, old tin toys old coffee grinders 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. 203-379-8731 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 Handtools, Old, used, and antique handtools. Carpentry, Machinist, Engraving and Workbench tools. If you have old or used tools that are no longer being used, call with confidence. Fair & friendly offers. Please call Cory 860-322-4367


MERIDEN East Side Condo 2 BEDROOMS Fully applianced No pets. No smoking $875 (203) 235-4853


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. 1 BR, 1st Fl, $845/mo+sec. 1BR, 2nd Fl $801 /mo+sec. 203-630-3823 12pm8pm or MERIDEN -WALLINGFORD LINE Large 2 BR Luxury Condo. Laundry. No pets. $900 + utilities Call 203-245-9493 MERIDEN 1 & 2 & 3 BRs - CLEAN Starting at $575. Sec & refs a must. Off st parking. No dogs. Sec 8 approved. 1st Month FREE! 203-935-6612 or 203-537-6137 MERIDEN 1&2 BR Aparts Avali. $785-1195 per mnth. Appl., WW Carpets, H & HW incl. 2 BR Also includes electric & central air. Sec & refs required. Call 203-238-7133

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203-238-3308 DON’T SCRAP YOUR CAR Call Jeff. Will Pay Up To $1000 CASH for your CLUNKER! Damage, Rusted, Broken. (203) 213-1142 OLD BICYCLES Don’t throw away that old bike. Hobbyman needs your help. Free pickup! Bikes will be recycled. Help save a bike! 203-494-9641 WANTED Top dollar paid for Vintage tools, hunting and fishing items, toys, pottery, and any other collectibles. Dave any time 860-463-4359


MERIDEN 2 BR Apt Avail. 2nd Flr. Off St. Parking. Asking $800. 110 Colony St. Interested Call Judy 203-927-8215 MERIDEN 2 BR, 2nd flr. Electric FP, laundromat. Pets. 1yr lease, deposit. 68 Pleasant St. $850 plus utilities. 508-558-8126 MERIDEN 2 Renovated Apts. & 1 Condo $750-$950. Off St. parking. Nice Yard, Appl. No Pets 1 1/2 mos sec, good credit req. For more info- 203-634-9149 MERIDEN 3 BR, 1st FL $825/mo. Nice Back Yard. Appliances, WD Hookup in Basement. With Storage. 1 Yr Lease, Credit Check, Refs Required. Security, 1st Month’s Rent. 203-608-8348 MERIDEN 3BR $1050 Sec 8 approved. Gas Heat, Washer & Dryer, Newly Renovated, Private Yard & Deck Call 860-930-4050

FIREWOOD $225/cord. Sized for stove and fireplace. Multiple cord discount. Call (203) 439-1253

All Ages and Levels Welcome

OIL HOT AIR FURNACE 160,000 BTU with Tank and 140 Gallons of oil. The price of the oil will take all. (860) 829-1978

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MERIDEN Fully Furnished Private & Clean. 1 BR, LR, Kit & pvt bath. $675/mo. Lease & sec deposit req. No pets. Also, 3 rms unfurnished. 203-235-2372

MERIDEN- Newly Remodeled Large 6 Rms, 2BRs. Off street parking, WD hookups, Hardwood floors. Sherman Ave. Call (203) 634-6550 MERIDEN- Nice 1 BR, appliances, parking, no pets. Deposit, credit, reference. 72 No. First St. $595. Please call 203-317-7222 MERIDEN- Nice 2 bdrm. No pets. $795 per mo, deposit, credit & references. 25 Griswold Street. Please call 203-317-7222 MERIDEN-2 Bedrooms, 2nd Floor 5 Rooms. Stove and Refrigerator Included. Off-street-parking. No pets. $775/month plus security and utilities. 203-605-5691 MERIDEN-Spacious 5 Room, 3BR Apartment. 2nd Floor, WD. No Pets, $1,000 + Utilities. Section 8 Approved. 1st & Last Month’s Rent. 203-715-5829 MIDDLETOWN: 2BR, 1st Flr, Lg eat-in Kitchen, Appliances. W/D Hook-up, Parking, Central to Wesleyan & downtown, No Pets, $825 + Util. 860-347-6550. NORTH HAVEN. 3 BR, single family home, w/d hookup. No pets. $1350. No utilities. Call Quality Realty 203-949-1904 SOUTHINGTON - 1 1/2 Room Efficiency. Ideal for seniors and all others. Near I-84. $140/wk. Includes Heat & HW, A/C, Appliances. No smoking. Sec dep & refs req. 860-620-0025 SOUTHINGTON 6 Rooms 1st Floor. 202 West Center Street. No Pets & No Appliances. Call 860-621-1165 SUMMER SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $750/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric included. Private balcony. 1 month free rent. Ask for details. Call for info 203-639-4868

Under New Management MERIDEN STUDIOS & 1 BRs We offering a special! 1ST Month’s Rent Free with a credit score of 650 or over. Please call 203-630-2841 WALFD 2 Bed, 2nd FL, Glass Porch, Appliances, WD hookup. Storage. Off st parking. No Pets. Very clean. Dead end st. Owner /Agent. $850. 203-269-7348 WALLINGFORD - 1 & 2 BRs Nice Area. Stove & Refrigerator. Off Street Parking. Nice Yard. Modern. No Pets. $900 & $1000. 203-284-2077 or 203-654-6190 WALLINGFORD 2BR 1st Floor Available Immediately. Call 203-284-0212 WALLINGFORD Great Location 2BR 2nd Flr. New Carpets, New Kitchen, 2 Car Garage Avaliable, W/D, No Pets, Deposit $895. Call (203) 269-0428

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN 77 WARREN STREET House to share. Newly renovated. $550 per month. Includes all utilities Call 203-440-2745 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


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

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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 and 24-hour on-call rotation. Experience preferred in plumbing, electrical, carpentry and HVAC. Competitive pay and benefits. A thorough background check and drug screening is required for employment. Qualified Candidate Please Fax Resume to 203-4070390 or e-mail to CNC Machinist 1st and 2nd shift CNC Lathe and Milling Dept Setup and Operate. 5 yrs min. experience. Fax or email only Mikco Manufacturing Fax 203-269-2998

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E-2 ELECTRICIAN & 2-3 Year Apprentice. Industrial, Commercial exp. nec. Must be capable of running projects of various sizes. FT position w/benefits. Send resume to: Hiring Manager, 29 Duval Lane, Plainville, CT 06062 or fax to 860-747-2304 INSIDE Sales/Lead Generation Immediate Part time Openings Flexible Hours - Great working conditions with an option to Telecommute after training. Responsibilities Include booking appts and closing sales over phone. Please e-mail resume to patty.symonds@

Maintenance/HVAC Mechanic Responsible for maintenance of company facilities & performing layout, installation, repair, modification and preventive maintenance of electrical systems, equipment & machinery. Performs maintenance & related functions to maintan the HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning) equipment in operating condition. Must have knowledge of construction trades including electrical, millwright, carpentry, welding & plumbing. Must have Type D2 Heating, Piping and Cooling or E2 Electrical, Limited Journeyman or higher license. Over 3 years up to and including 5 years, to qualify. 2-5 years experience in reclaiming refrigerants required. Industrial type experience is a plus. Must possess valid driver’s license and be able to drive company owned/leased vehicles. Apply in person or send resume to: Kaman Precision Products 217 Smith Street Middletown, CT 06457 Fax – 860-502-6517 kpp.humanresources EEO/AAP/M/F/D/V

EXP’D Diesel Mechanic Needed. Must have own tools. All shifts available. Call 203-484-9793. HVAC Service Person. Must hold B, D or S license. Competent in servicing AC, gas & oil heat. On call rotation is required. Benefits are provided. Please respond to PO Box 502, Meriden, CT 06450 PERSONAL CARE Attendants/Homemakers Needed in Meriden & Surrounding areas. Apply within 9-2pm, MonThurs. 300 New Britain Rd., Kensington, CT (860) 828-3396 PROGRAM INSTRUCTOR Developmental disabilities day/ res services. FT/PT all shifts. Meriden to Milford. E-mail resume to acordemployment@ or fax to 203-269-1980 ACORD, Inc. EOE SLIDERS GRILL & BAR Now Hiring Line Cooks Please apply online at: SOUTHINGTON Public Schools Paraprofessionals/Part Timevarious schedules. Ability to work w/students w/special learning & social/behavioral needs. Behavioral management skills for children. Ability to work in active environment w/groups of children take direction from multiple staff. Associate degree or equivalent required. ParaPro exam available at cost of $45. Apply at: southingtonschools/onlineapp

Teaching Positions Wallingford Public Schools is seeking CT certified teacher candidates for a district-wide World Language Curriculum Resource teacher (Spanish certification preferred). Apply on-line through our website Only completed applications will be considered. EOE YARD JOCKEY Experience with Tractor Trailers 12 Hour Shifts Call Kevin 203-741-0019 Between 10am & 2pm. EOE

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