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Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween decorations enliven Woman’s long-term Southington’s neighborhoods commitment results in concession stand By Francis R. Cooley Special to The Citizen

As the days grow shorter, the trees brightly turn color before shedding their leaves, and the morning dew begins to become frost, a ritual of autumn has returned to delight trick-ortreaters of all ages: the Halloween lawn display. Throughout Southington, many residents are erecting mock gravestones, hanging ghouls and ghosts from fences, blowing up inflatable pumpkins, draping cobwebs from eaves, and even letting a “rotting corpse or two” take up residence in the front yard to the delight of children of all ages. These fun displays of All Hallow’s Eve are also works of art touching upon and representing several styles of contemporary art. Though many of the ghouls, ghosts and grave markers found in these lawn displays are manufactured and store bought, the installation of these ready-made or pre-manufactured pieces becomes art through the choices made by the designing artist on See Halloween, page 16

By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen Helen Henne has been the driving force behind building a concession stand for Southington High School, so it’s only fitting that the structure would be dedicated to her family’s name. During halftime of the Blue Knights’ 7 p.m. football game on Friday, Nov. 5, a dedication ceremony will take place with remarks from Board of Education Chairman Brian Goralski and Southington High School Principal Martin Semmel. “It’s a very nice gesture, my family is very humbled by it,” Henne said. Henne said it’s been about 10 or 12 years since she first

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Bert Dorr, of 45 Delahunty Drive, stands near a Halloween visitor.

David Belas Jr. surveys the Halloween graveyard he erected in front of his home.

starting pursuing the project, having to go through several obstacles to fund and find the personnel and help to build the project. “I had two sons on the team in the ’90s and I worked in the concession stand that was a tent at that time,” Henne said. “And we visited other stands in the area at away games and saw that all of them had a concession stands and we have them at the largest schools in Connecticut, and I said we should have one.” Henne said when they were pursuing locations for the project, many underground plumbing, sewage and electrical obstacles pre-

See Stand, page 30

Election Guide 2010 for Southington Voters The voters’ guide is designed to help Southington voters become familiar with the local candidates. In lieu of publishing a copy of the ballot, we are printing the list of candidates for each office as follows: Governor and Lieutenant Governor: Republican — Tom Foley and Mark D. Boughton Democratic — Dan Malloy and Nancy Wyman Working Families — Dan Malloy and Nancy Wyman Independent — Thomas E. March and Cicero B. Booker Jr. U.S. Senate: Republican — Linda E. McMahon

Democratic — Richard Blumenthal Connecticut for Lieberman — Dr. John Mertens Working Families — Richard Blumenthal Independent — Warren B. Mosler U.S. Congress, 1st District: Republican — Ann Brickley Democratic — John B. Larson Green — Kenneth J. Krayeske Working Families — John B. Larson Socialist Action — Christopher J. Hutchinson

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, October 29, 2010

YMCA to honor Urillo family help2 retire Griffen Group, Merrill Lynch 29 South Main St., Suite 221 South West Hartford, CT 06107 (860) 561-7706

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toting around the brood. This possibly could have helped ad sales! During this time, Mr. Urillo was active in town at various clubs. He was president of The Sportsmen’s Club for two years where he started

“Game Dinners” as a fundraiser for the club. He served for six years on the membership committee. He was the chairman for the an-

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cies and procedures with the Town Council at least once a year. Sciota said the administration goes through policies frequently, but this would make it a requirement in the charter. A new timeline would be established for the annual budget if Question 4 passes. The new language in the charter would require the town manager and the Board of Finance to present their budgets a little earlier, so the Town Council could hold a public hearing on the budget. The finance board and the Town Council have been holding public hearings on the budget, but the Town Council hearing has been discretionary. The change would make the council hearing mandatory, Sciota said. Question 5 involves making town ordinance language match the Town Charter language concerning the definition of conflict of interest. Town officials changed the definition in 2006 in its ordinances to match a definition used by the state, and the charter change would use the same definition.

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glossed over,” commission Chairman David Zoni Sr. said. “We were really looking at everything. The public had ample opportunity to bring up things they wanted to see changed.” The commission brought several proposed changes before the Town Council, which eventually put five of them on the ballot. Question 1 would create consistency among all town boards in the process of filling vacant seats. Town Attorney Mark Sciota said the Town Council approves the replacement for many boards, but the proposal is to allow the board with a vacancy to fill its own seat. The replacement would still have to come from the same political party, in accordance with state law. Question 2 proposes changing the charter to limit elected officials from serving on more than one board or commission at the same time. To keep town officials up to date on policies, the change proposed in Question 3 would require the town manager to review all poli-


When Southington voters go to the polls Nov. 2, along with choosing candidates for office they will be asked five questions proposing changes to the Town Charter. The questions stem from more than a year’s work of the Charter Revision Commission, which accepted input from the public and discussed several of its own concerns. “The good part, I felt, from my work on the commission, we did get to discuss every aspect of the charter. There wasn’t a concept that we just

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The extended family of Tony and Jennie Urillo stand with them for a group portrait. The parents will be honored at the Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA’s Forever in Blue Jeans gala on Nov. 19.

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The Southington Community YMCA is proud to announce that it will be honoring the Urillo family at its annual Forever in Blue Jeans gala on Friday, Nov. 19. The Urillo family is the Y’s 2010 Compass Award winner for their work in staying true to the YMCA vision of building strong kids, strong families and strong communities. Tony and Jennie Urillo were married on Feb. 12, 1955. They are the parents of seven children: Stephanie, Susan, Mary, Marta, Anthony, Angela and Robert. In 1963, prior to the birth of their youngest child, Mr. Urillo started the Step Saver, and later, The Observer weekly newspaper. He worked two jobs simultaneously, at Stanley Works as a manager and at home with the Step Saver, with six young children underfoot! Mrs. Urillo, while pregnant with her youngest, sold advertisements, while




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On the 235th birthday of the U.S. Navy, two-star Maj. Gen. Mari K. Eder from the Army Reserve was the guest speaker for the Southington Chamber of Commerce’s Celebrity Breakfast Oct. 13 at the Manor Inn in Milldale. About 55 people heard Eder share her views on where the future of the armed forces, how new soldiers can get meaningful service and how the community can help them adjust when they come home. The deputy chief of public affairs for the Army reserve, Eder stressed the importance of assistance from veterans hospitals and other support groups that help vets cope with the mental effects of serving multiple tours overseas. “When they come home, the questions they are asked about their mind state used to be the only thing between them and getting back to their families,” she said. “Now, we let them go home, get some rest, and come back later to discuss what they’re feeling.” Seeing her brother greeted

military is their first job and they have never even written a proper resume. “In the Army, they pick up a lot of jargon that regular people don’t understand,” she said, discussing a Department of Labor program in which Army reservists get help translating obscure military acronyms so their resumes will be comprehensible to civilian employers. When asked what has been done to improve veterans’ ac-

with little to no fanfare or support after serving in Vietnam made Eder even more appreciative of people who applaud the troops at the airport when they get back. During a visit to a national security program involving uranium in Oak Ridge, Tenn., Eder said, she was told the program was having trouble finding enough young people with the experience in math, science, technology and engineering to get the work done. She said that, for a lot of soldiers, the

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Two-star Maj. Gen. Mari K. Eder of the Army Reserve tells about the future of the armed forces at the See Eder, page 22 Southington Chamber of Commerce Celebrity Breakfast held Oct. 13.



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Soup Nite serves up success for Bread for Life By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen

Bread for Life of Southington lived up to its reputation of allowing no one to go hungry once again at the organization’s annual Soup Night. Hundreds gathered in Southington High School’s cafeteria to enjoy the all-youcan-eat plethora of soups, breads and desserts all donated by local restaurants and vendors. The tables were lined with placemats, each one paired off with a set of plastic silverware wrapped in a nap-

kin. Baskets filled with bread were spread out down each table, each filled with three different types of bread: potato rolls, Italian bread (wrapped in tinfoil for freshness), and sliced white bread with a hardened crust. Tip jars were located on the tables, and packets of saltine crackers were sprinkled along the placemats. While all of the BFL’s board members were present, they couldn’t run the operation alone. At least 25 to 30 kids from the Youth Ministry at Mary Our Queen Church and the SHS Key Club volun-

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teered their time to serve soups to hungry patrons and donated their tips back to Bread for Life. One of the servers, Bryan Adie, said he served last year and he’s back again this year. “It was fun, I liked it,” he said. “I just like serving, it’s really fun.” “We had a little meeting,” said Gloria Colonero, board member of BFL, who was organizing the servers. “But they’re strolling in a little after that one talk, so we’re trying to catch up with them now, find them a table, tell them to look at the menu there of what’s available, then write down the orders.” In the kitchen, students See Serves, page 47

Southington writer (happily) reviews Soup Nite supper By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen For my first food review for The Southington Citizen, I don’t think I could have gotten a better venue than Bread

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The Southington Parks and Recreation Department is moving along to make Recreation Park safer for its patrons after two people were struck in the head by foul balls. Those two people were Ans Swanson and her husband, Bob Swanson. Ans Swanson, who is a league official for Southington Youth Soccer, was hit on Labor Day weekend, and said she is still suffering post-concussive symptoms from the blow. “I’m a nervous wreck now when I go down there,” she said. “And any kind of little noise from people, I duck and so on, and when I’m close to the fieldhouse or closer to the soccer field where [foul balls] normally go, I’m paranoid.” Bob Swanson was struck on Sunday, Oct. 10 in the back of the head, but fortunately






The Southington Citizen — Friday, October 29, 2010

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The Southington Valley Midget Football League is sponsoring the first Halloween Monster Bash at the Aqua Turf Club, Mulberry Street, on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 8 p.m. to midnight. Tickets must purchased in advance and include open bar, disc jockey, and premium hors d’oeuvres. For more information or to purchase tickets call Heather Verdi at (860) 9859226 and tickets will not be sold at the door.

The Burke Family is celebrating its sixth year of supporting the Alzheimer’s Association with the opening of Spooky Kingdom on the evenings of Oct. 29, 30, and 31, from 7 until 9 p.m. As in prior years the event itself is free, but donations will be accepted for the Alzheimer’s Association of Connecticut. Located at 14 Lovley Drive in Plantsville, this haunted walk offers more than 15 motion activated animatronic attractions and other eerie themes.

The weather offered a frustrating challenge to last year’s event along with the continued struggling economy but despite these obstacles, more than 600 Spooky Kingdom supporters came out and generously donated $1,000 to a very worthwhile cause. Everyone who attended had high praise for the event and for all the attractions found inside the “spook-tacular” haunt Mindful of what Mother Nature can send their way, the Burkes are adding another night to the opening schedule this year and are hoping they can beat last year’s donations

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The Southington Grange Belgian Waffle Breakfast will be held Saturday, Nov. 6, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Southington Grange Hall, corner of Summit Street and Knowles Avenue. The menu includes a Belgian waffle with choice of toppings, sausage links, juice, coffee and tea. There is a cost per person and tickets can be purchased from any Grange member and will also be available at the door. For more information, call (860) 621-4688.

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An all-you-can-eat breakfast to benefit Unico charities will be held Sunday, Nov. 7, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. The menu includes eggs, pancakes, french toast. ham, bacon, sausage, corn beef hash, hash browns, toast, bagels, muffins, coffee, tea, milk and orange juice. There is a charge to attend and children younger than 3 years old are free. Tickets are for sale at Fasulo & Albini CPAs, 16 Cornerstone Court, Plantsville; Calendar House; or from any Unico member. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Call Dave Kanute, (860) 621-5494.

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By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen On a sunny October afternoon, teacher Diane Hamel’s fifth-grade class at Derynoski Elementary School didn’t work on math or English or history. Instead, they thought and wrote about how they spend their time helping others. The idea started back in 2008 when then-third-grader Rachel Roberts decided that, instead of having a birthday party, she would donate to Bread for Life of Southington, and her classmates would write essays about how they help others. “What we did, instead of having a birthday party, I did a little project,” said Barbara Roberts, Rachel’s mother, “and for the price of a lunch, I

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“Old Homestead,” a painting by Clinton Deckert, a Southington contemporary artist, is fitting for the “Dreams and Nightmares” exhibit at the Artwell Gallery in Torrington. The show, hosted by Deckert, will continue through Sunday, Nov. 14. Deckert is an award-winning artist who merges abstract thoughts and surrealism into works that have received much acclaim.

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Fifth-grader Rachel Roberts, a student at Derynoski Elementary School, welcomes Eldon Hafford, executive director of Bread for Life, to the classroom. For three years, in honor of her birthday, Rachel’s classmates have written essays about helping others. donated a check for whatever that came to, and we just did a project and we would give the papers to Eldon [Hafford]. This is the third year.” After the class had spent time discussing their essays, Bread for Life Executive Director Eldon Hafford came in and spoke to the class about

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what Bread for Life does. “Bread for Life has served over 30,000 meals last year,” he told the class. “We are serving 600 meals every week in our kitchen, our senior program, and our shut-in program. So you see, there’s a lot of people we are trying to help.” Hafford went on to tell the children a story about another class in one of Southington’s public schools that wanted him to come see them, and when he visited, they had a surprise for him.

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“Could you make a guess of what they had done for me?” he asked them. “They raised money. Do you know how they raised money? They went out and gathered plastic containers.” Hafford raised an empty water bottle for the class to see to give an example. He then gave the students a little Columbus Day homework. “They gave me $135.05. How many containers did they have to collect?” He asked them. Earlier, the students took turns raising their hands and sharing with the class specifically how they help and ways that others can help, too. “We talked about Bread for Life, and they’re all thinking, ‘I can’t think of anything,’ and now they’re brainstorming, and it’s just amazing,” Hamel said. “I mean little things, opening a door for

someone, donating food to Bread for Life, food drive, clothes, Relay For Life, so many things.” “Charity means to me donating my talent,” wrote one boy in his essay. “I play baseball and people get to watch us play and it makes them happy. I also went to Haiti to help all the people in need and the injured people.” “I donate food to my church and they give it to people who are poor or sick and that really helps people in need,” wrote another student. “Lots of people walk the Relay For Life to give those in need of charity,” said another girl. “They walk so that those people can be happy with cancer, they help people with cancer. They walk and they raise money for that.” During his talk to the class, Hafford praised the young Rachel Roberts for taking initiative and thinking of Bread for Life in her charitable do-

nations. Barbara Roberts said even though this is the third year this has been happening, she was particularly amazed in the first year of the level of writing. “They drew pictures of like, cleaning their bedroom, but the writings were just amazing for a third-grader.” Hafford said more and more kids are catching on to helping others, and in return, Bread for Life now serves breakfast in all eight of Southington’s elementary schools. “You know when you have children behind you and helping you — I have to swallow, because I’m not gonna cry today. There’s no tears in [room] 215,” Hafford said to the class. “So, it helps; boys and girls, men and women in this town, have a need for food. And we just started this year, right in this school, providing breakfast. We are in all the elementary schools.”

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High school marching band wins states (again) The Southington Blue Knights Marching Band won the Connecticut State Championship at the USSBA (United States Scholastic Band Association) New England States Championship competition held Oct. 23, at Kennedy Stadium in Bridgeport. This is the fourth year in a row that Southington has achieved this recognition. Southington’s 2010 show, titled ‘5 Day 4 Cast’ by Frank Sullivan, is a production which imitates the changes that occur in nature from day to day. Each day has its own color, sound effects, feeling, temperature, and character... from the weather forecaster’s fanfare to the last sunset. Movements include: Day 1 — Sun; Day 2 — Wind; Day 3 — Rain; Day 4 — Storm; Day 5 — Sunset. The music is accompanied by an elaborate field show featuring artistic panels representing the forecast and changing weather. “Our success is a testament to everyone that is a part of our program, our students, instructors, and parents and all the efforts that

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Southington Briefs

Bulky Waste Transfer Station

The Bulky Waste Transfer Station will be open 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays, Oct. 30, Nov. 6 and 20, and Dec. 4 and 18. It will be closed Nov. 13 and 27, and Dec. 11 and 25. Permits are now required to enter the transfer station and vehicles without a per-

mit will be turned away. Permits may be obtained at the Town Clerk’s office during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursdays until 7 p.m. Applicants must present a driver’s license/proof of residency and the registration for the vehicle that will be going to the Transfer Station. Out-of-

town vehicles may only receive a one-day pass. The new bulky waste transfer station is located at 617 Old Turnpike Road, across the street from the old transfer station. The entrance is located between 611 Old Turnpike Road, Petroleum Services, and 635 Old Turnpike Road, Perfectemp. There will be signs posted at the entrance.

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The Southington Highway Department is budgeted for five weeks of leaf collection and no more. Residents are asked to follow the schedule below. The pick-up schedule follows: First section: west of Route 10 and south of West Center Street, leaves must be out no later than Monday, Nov. 1. This section will be picked up early and will get the only recall. Second section: east of Route 10 and south of Berlin Street, leaves must be out no later than Monday, Nov. 8. Third section: east of Route 10 and north of Berlin Street, leaves must be out no later than Monday, Nov. 15. Fourth section: west of Route 10 and north of West Center Street. For questions about the leaf collection, contact the Highway Department at (860) 276-9430.

The Greater Bristol Mothers of Multiples’ next monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m., at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 851 Stafford Ave., Bristol. The speaker will be Dawn Gambacini, and she will talk about healthy eating, and prepare a quick dish or two for tasting. She will talk about ways to make meals healthier (without the kids noticing), and how to prepare them more quickly. The Mothers of Multiples is a support group for moms with twins, triplets or higher order multiples. Those who are expecting multiples, or already blessed with them, are welcome. Southington women are welcome. For more information, contact membership coordinator, Tracey Gabree, at (860) 628-9199. The website is

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On Saturday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m., Faith Baptist Church of Southington, 243 Laning St., will be having a Christian Concert presented by the group “Redeemed.” The public is welcome. The concert is free, but an offering will be received. For more information, call Faith Baptist Church at (860) 628-8147.

Pumpkin Patch downtown

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 145 Main St., will be continue its Pumpkin Patch through Halloween. Remaining hours are Friday, from 2 to 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Southington Community Services and the Navajo Nation farm in New Mexico. For more information, call the church office at (860) 6288486.

‘Spooktakular’ family night

The original “Phantom of the Opera,” starring Lon Chaney, will be shown at

First Congregational Church, 37 Main St., Southington, on Saturday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. It will be accompanied on the Walker organ by national prizewinner Jason Roberts, organist of St. James’s Episcopal Church in West Hartford. “The Great Pumpkin” will be shown at the same time for the younger crowd. There is a fee to attend. For more information, call (860) 628-6958. The public is invited.

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Bells of Hope to ring statewide

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Prayers will be offered during the day’s services and bells will peal 22 times the evening of Sunday, Nov. 7 for children in the Connecticut child welfare system in need of adoptive homes. Faith communities and schools are ringing the bells at 6 pm to mark the beginning of National Adoption Month. Some communities also plan to hold candlelight vigils during the bell ringing. Area churches that have signed on so far include First Congregational Church of Cheshire, Berlin Congregational Church and Bristol Baptist. For more information, contact Deb Kelleher at (203)

The Bristol Salvation Army at the Bristol Mum Festival Parade receive an award for their float. The organization also had a marching unit and vehicle in addition to the float. Sherry Gravelle and her husband, Al, attend the Salvation Army Church on Federal Hill in Bristol. 706-0101 or through the Bells of Hope website So far, 70 faith communities have signed on and nine community events have been organized, according to the website.

Consignment sale at church Grace United Methodist

Church, 121 Pleasant St, Southington, will be presenting the All-4-Kids/Tools-4-All consignment sale on Saturday Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Consigners may bring tagged and priced items to the church on Nov. 1 and Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to noon, or Nov. 2 and Nov. 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. Items to be consigned are children’s clothes, shoes,

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Christmas Bazaar

Holy Trinity Church, 200 Summer St., Plantsville, will be having a Christmas Bazaar and Food Sale on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the church hall. Offerings include crafts, Tea Cup raffle, children’s and adults’ Christmas tree game, pierogi by the dozen (cheese, sauerkraut, potato and cheese, and sweet cabbage), bake sale plus a cafe that will feature Polish items that will be available to eat in or take out, including pierogi, golumbki (stuffed cabbage), kielbasa and sauerkraut sandwiches, hot dogs and more. Free admission.

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Marion DeSorbo

Marion Hayden DeSorbo, 83, of Southington, died Oct. 14, 2010. She was the wife of the late Alexander P. DeSorbo, who died in 1966. She was born in Enfield, the daughter of the late Martin and Delia (Bedard) Hayden. She had been a resident of Southington for more than 50 years. Prior to her retirement in 1980, she operated DeSorbo Insurance Agency, established in 1950 by her late husband. She is survived by her children, Doreen DeSorbo Gibbons, of Oakville and Block Island, R.I., and Alexander DeSorbo Jr., of Woodbury; her grandchildren, Brenden Gibbons, Evan DeSorbo, Justin DeSorbo and Sabrina DeSorbo; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Oct. 18, 2010, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington. Burial was at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations can be made to The Lutheran Home of Southbury, 990 Main St., Southbury, CT 06488.

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caring friends at Advance Communications of Farmington, where she was presently employed. She was predeceased by her husband, Fred Desjardin. The Rossi family would like to extend sincere thanks to Officer Busa, Officer Elliott and Sergeant Spratto, of the Southington Police Department, the emergency medical technicians, and Animal Control Officer Ireland for their caring and compassionate help at a most difficult time. Funeral arrangements by DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, are private. Memorial donations may be made to the Southington Dog Pound, c/o Southington Police Department, 69 Lazy Lane, Southington, CT 06489.

Antoinette Donle Antoinette S. Donle, 82, of Southington, formerly of P l a i nv i l l e , died peacefully Oct. 20, 2010, at The Summit in Plantsville. She was born on June 13, 1928, daughter of the late Antonio and Assunta (Paulsa) Silvestre. She was a longtime resident of Plainville, before moving to Jensen’s Southington where she leaves many friends. A switchboard operator for most of her working years, she retired from the state of Connecticut Veterans Administration Hospital in Rocky Hill. Upon her retirement, she became an avid traveler and snowbird, spending winters in Arizona with her sister, Rose, which she looked forward to each year. She was not afraid to speak what was on her mind, and fooled many with her strong, feisty personality. Those who knew her best were exposed to her genuinely warm and kindheartedness, whose love for all living things, great and small, will be what she is most remembered for. She is survived by her son, Harold P. Donle III; her two grandchildren, Celina and Christine; and many cousins

and dear friends. She was affectionately known as Lola Toni to her many nieces and nephews, with whom she shared a special bond, and who will all miss her dearly. She was predeceased by her sisters, Rose Daiber and Jean Criscuolo; and her brother, Stanley Silvestre. A celebration of her life was held Oct. 27, 2010, at Bailey Funeral Home, Plainville, followed by a Mass at Our Lady of Mercy Church, Plainville. Committal services followed at St. Joseph Cemetery, Plainville. Memorial donations may be made to the Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111.

Helen Swol Helen (Kania) Swol, 91, died Oct. 21, 2010, at Apple Rehab Farmington Valley in Plainville. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank Swol. She was born on March 25, 1919, in Plantsville, to the late Steven and Mary (Turek) Kania. She had been a resident of Plantsville all her life. She was a lifelong member of Immaculate Conception Church. She was the former owner of Frank’s Grocery Store on Marion Avenue for many years with her husband. She is survived by one daughter, Patricia Norton, of Plantsville; three grandchildren, Michael Norton and his wife, Heather, of Hamden, Lynn Slodzinski and her companion, John Marino, of Plantsville, and Deborah Hungerford and her husband, Scott, of Plantsville; two great-grandchildren, Liz and Laura Hungerford; two sisters, Kathryn Bakula, of Southington, and Esther Derynioski, of Plantsville; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Lorraine Swol; and her son-inlaw, Frank Norton. The funeral was held Oct. 25, 2010, at the Plantsville Funeral Home, Plantsville, followed by a Mass at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial was in Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Memorial donations may be

made to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attn: Donor Services, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.

ber of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, a past commander of the American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 and the Masonic Lodge in Southington. He is survived by his three children, Bill Albin, of Canton, Tom Albin, of Pawcatuck, and Kathy Smedberg, of Wilbraham, Mass.; 11 grandchildren; and a greatgrandson. The funeral was held Oct. 28, 2010, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington. Services will be held on Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 145 Main St., Southington. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or a charity of personal choice.

William Albin Jr. William F. Albin Jr., of Southington, died Oct. 22, 2010. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 50 years, “Ruthie” (Ruth Kathleen Sabine). He was born Aug. 11, 1923, in Hartford, and was the son of the late William and Mary Jane (Mayhew) Albin. During World War II, he proudly served with the 233rd AntiAircraft Artillery Battalion in the Pacific Theater. At age 30, while working full-time at Pratt & Whitney and raising his family, he entered the University of Connecticut and graduated, cum laude, four years later. He worked for many years as a pharmaceutical representative for Ayerst, Syntex and Armour. He was in the first graduating class to receive certification as a Certified Medical Representative involving two years of comprehensive medical training. At the time of his retirement, he was the executive director of the Ernest B. Kuhn Training Center, a sheltered workshop in Meriden. He was an active mem-

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Halloween Continued from page 1 how and where the pieces will be placed in relation to each other. These choices are what creates the “art installation.” By combining the installation with the existing landscaping and architecture of the home, the Halloween display maker creates a new form of “environmental art,” sometimes referred to as “land art.” Ready-made art is often combined with arts and crafts pieces made at home, like hand-painted wooden grave markers, along with tradition folk art, like jack o’ lanterns, to design installations with great care in order to bring a smile or just a bit of fright to trick-or-treaters of all sizes. David Belas Jr. has been setting up Halloween displays in the front yard of his parents’ house for four years now. A student at Western Connecticut State University, he has worked for the past four years at the Haunted Graveyard at Lake Com-

pounce first as a volunteer and now as an employee. Belas works as a character at the Haunted Graveyard but tries to be involved in every aspect so he can learn what goes into the Lake Compounce display and what insight and ideas he can glean for his own graveyard at home. His home display is a combination of store bought “ready made” items, storebought items he has altered like the zombie he made from a scarecrow, and items he has made himself like some of the gravestones adorning the yard. The display allows him to work on developing his interests: costume and display or set design inspired by horror films. His work reflects his enjoyment of scary movies and his “favorite holiday,” All Hallow’s Eve. Belas said he hopes his homage to Halloween will spur others to put their creative inspiration to work making their own Halloween displays and enjoying the holiday. It is the enjoyment and delight of kids that drives Bert Dorr and his wife, Eleana, to

create the Halloween display adorning their front yard. The Dorrs have been erecting the displays for five years since moving to Southington. Though they skipped decorating last year due to the rain, Bert said he is glad to see the neighborhood kids appreciating this year’s display. Bert is always on the lookout for a good piece to add to his annual display. Using the overhang of his roof to protect the more vulnerable pieces from the harshness of New England weather, especially those cold fall rains, with the help of his wife he organizes the placement of the various gravestones, ghouls, and other symbols of the holiday on the front stoop and along the house while a large blow-up Halloween globe sits in his front yard for the season of ghosts and goblins. Possibly one of the bestknown displays in Southington is that of the Burke family who create “Spooky Kingdom” for the benefit of the Alzheimer’s Association of Connecticut. It will be open

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at 14 Lovley Drive in Plantsville, Oct. 29, 30 and 31, from 7 until 9 p.m. The event is free, however, donations will be accepted. This haunted walk offers more than 15 motion activated animatronic attractions and other eerie themes including a fire breathing gargoyle, a scytheswinging Grim Reaper and a horse-drawn hearse only for the dead and of course, a proper graveyard where some can’t rest, a fortune teller and a backyard chef. The Burkes said weather offered a frustrating challenge to last year’s event as did the struggling economy but despite these obstacles, more than 600 Spooky Kingdom supporters came out and generously donated $1,000 to a very worthwhile cause. This year they have a goal of $1,500.

For more information on this attraction, including photos from previous years and a video clip, visit the website . “It’s a sight that you must see for yourself so come and join us ... or else,” according to the website. The event is also on Facebook and Twitter. So while pint-sized mummies, werewolves, witches and other assorted monsters roam Southington, escorted by their adult crypt-keepers of the night in search of trick or treats, take a moment to enjoy the ghost and goblins of the Halloween lawn displays that have risen for the season because they will soon be gone like the fading colors of the fall foliage to be replaced by the cold and snow and a jolly old fellow and his reindeer.

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Letters to the Editor

Hall of Fame creates conflict

To the editor: I would like to express my outrage with the Southington Board of Education for the decision to move the SHS Sports Hall of Fame into the auditorium lobby. Though I understand the importance of recognizing the accomplishments of Southington’s athletes, I strongly feel that Hall of Fame does not belong in the auditorium lobby. Placing this display in the lobby of the auditorium completely overshadows the essence of what this facility represents — the vitality and validity of the music department and the arts. There is already an unreasonable amount of focus on the athletes of the school and in this town, and so little recognition for the music department. Each time the

Southington High School musicians enter that lobby they will now be reminded not of their accomplishments, but rather those of the perceived real “stars” of the school; the athletes past and present. As a parent of both a musician and of an athlete, I am deeply aware of how hard my children have worked to develop the skills needed to perform and compete. I truly appreciate the importance of both the arts and sports in our schools. It would be nice however, if the significance of our musicians and actors was not constantly overshadowed by the athletes. As long as I can remember music has taken a back seat to any athletic event. The majority of schools do not demonstrate as much support for the musical arts like they do athletics. For some reason school officials

choose to ignore statistics that prove how beneficial music really is to a student. Funding and overall support are practically nonexistent when it comes to the musical arts. I implore you to reconsider the decision to put the Sports Hall of Fame in the lobby area. I feel that in light of the recent events of so many young adults feeling like they don’t fit in and resorting to drastic measures this is yet another step in the wrong direction in making our children feel like they don’t belong. Mary Perlini Plantsville Mary Perlini wrote this letter to the Superintendent of Southington Schools Joseph V. Erardi Jr. regarding the new Sports Hall of Fame that is going into the lobby of the SHS auditorium.

Government Meetings

Wednesday, Nov. 3 Planning and zoning commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Park board, park and recreation office, town hall, lower level, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4 Board of water commissioners, Water Department, 605 W. Queen St, 6 p.m. Conservation commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8 Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9 Zoning board of appeals, town hall council

chambers, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10 Board of finance, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Board of police commissioners, Southington Police Department Community Room, 69 Lazy Lane, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16 Planning and zoning commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18 Board of education, Derynoski Elementary School, 240 Main St., 7:30 p.m. Board of fire commissioners, fire headquarters, 310 N. Main St., 6 p.m.

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Hardware store will be missed To the editor: A sign of the times perhaps but sad nevertheless. Graham Hall and his parents and staff were always willing to help you solve your problem. They shared their expertise and advice. They never tried to sell you extra parts or things you didn’t need. In fact, his dad once talked me out of buying a whole replacement part

when all I needed was a washer. This is the kind of service we relied on and enjoyed and will miss greatly. Try finding this in a “big box” store where you’ll be lucky to even find a clerk much less one with any real knowledge. Sorry to see this go but wish them all the very best. With a great big thank you, Kathleen Connolly Plantsville

Town Briefs Statement over mailings Over the past couple of days residents of Southington have been receiving mail without a return address. Both the Southington Democratic and Republican Town Committees do not condone the content of these envelopes. This anonymous mailing is a cowardly act and has no place in politics. We are demanding that whoever is responsible for this trash to stop immediately. If you feel so strongly about your mailing then put your name on the document. Don’t hide behind anonymous and try to discredit the candidates. The communities of Cheshire and Southington deserve better. Let the candidates run on the merits of their record and not the garbage that is being put in this mailing. John Moise and Cheryl Lounsbury, chairpersons, Southington Democratic and Republican Town Committees

Election information The Registrars of Voters advise residents there are five ballot questions to be voted on at the Nov. 2 election. The full text of the questions is available on the town website as well as in the town Clerk’s and Election Depart-

ment’s offices and will also be displayed at the polling places. These questions include those affecting the charter. Polling personnel are forbidden by law from answering any questions regarding the contents of the questions so it is suggested voters come to the polls aware of the questions. A final voter session will be held Monday, Nov. 1, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., for new voters who attained the age of 18, oved into town, or became new citizens between Oct. 26 and Nov. 1. Voters must bring in proof of the above with them in order to register. Because of the number of candidates on the ballot as well as the questions, there may be delays at the polls. Voters are advised to allow sufficient time at the polls.

Military whist A Military Whist will be held at Gloria Dei Church, 355 Camp St., Bristol on Friday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. This will benefit Karl XII Lodge Vasa Order of America. There will be door prizes and refreshments. There is a fee to attend. For more information, contact Kay at (860) 223-7233 or Winnie, in Southington, at (860) 628-7446.


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Voters Continued from page 1 State Senate, 16th District: Republican — Joe Markley Democratic — John Barry Working Families — John Barry Independent — Carmine Capobianco State Assembly, 80th District (Voting Districts 11 and 12) Republican — Robert C. Sampson Democratic — John “Corky” Mazurek State Assembly, 30th District (Voting Districts 5, 8, 9 and 10) Republican — Jim Sargent Democratic — Joe Aresimowicz Working Families — Joe Aresimowicz State Assembly, 81st District (Voting Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7) Republican — Rusty Haigh Democratic — Bruce “Zeke” Zalaski Working Families — Bruce “Zeke” Zalaski Secretary of State: Republican — Jerry Farrell Jr. Democratic — Denise Merrill Green — S. Michael DeRosa Libertarian — Ken Mosher Working Families — Denise Merrill Independent — Michael J. Telesca Treasurer: Republican — Jeff Wright Democratic — Denise L. Nappier Green — S. David Bue Working Families — Denise L. Nappier Independent — Andrew Grant White Comptroller: Republican — Jack Orculli Democratic — Kevin Lembo Green — Colin D. Bennett Libertarian — Joshua Katz Working Families — Kevin Lembo Independent — Hugh Dolan Attorney General: Republican — Martha Dean Democratic — George

Jepsen Green — Stephen E. E. Fournier Working Families — George Jepsen Independent — Stephen E. E. Fournier Judge of Probate: Democratic — Matt Jalowiec Republican — Matt Hall

State Senate 16th District Joe Markley Name: Joe Markley Political party: Republican Political race: 16th State Senate District Age: 53 Education: B.A., Amherst College; M.A., Columbia University Occupation: Writer Platform: Would work to curb state bor rowing and debt. Does not support raising taxes during economic downtur n and instead Markley would cut spending. Look at eliminating staff from state agencies and commissions. Against the high-speed rail through the state, based on cost of construction. Supports Tea Party platform. Misc: Elected to state Senate in 1984 for one term. Writes short stories and hopes to soon publish a novel. Served as a Mormon missionary to Spain for two years. Co-founded the Connecticut Taxpayers Committee. Taught English at high school and college levels. Homepage:

John Barry Name: John Barry Political party: Democrat Political race: 16th State Senate District Age: 45 Education: Bachelor’s degree, Post University; associate degree, Johnson and Wales University. Occupation: Staff member in office of the clerk, state House of Representatives.

Platform: A d d re s s state budget deficit. Tackle issue of consolidation of state agencies. Preserve and Barry protect state aid to schools. Review the annual business entity tax, which costs the same for small or very large businesses. Work with electrical providers to lower energy costs. Misc: Southington Town Council, 2001-present; named chairman in 2005 and again in 2007. Planning and Zoning Commission, 1999-2001. Initiated regulations to preserve trap rock ridges. Member of the state Library Board. Homepage:

Carmine N. Capobianco Name: Carmine N. Capobianco Political party: Independent Age: 52 Occupation: Self-employed graphic artist, actor, filmmaker Education: Bachelor’s degree in communication arts with a concentration in film, photography and television, Wester n Connecticut State University. Capobianco Platform: Will vote his conscience, not

along party lines. Wants to give landlords tax breaks to allow them to repair distressed properties. Believes it’s important to get parents involved in their children’s educations. Concerned that middle class will disappear and leave just rich and poor citizens. Misc.: Has written and starred in a number of Connecticut-made films, including “Psychos in Love” and “Cemetery High.” Owned a small chain of video stores called Funstuff Video. Hosted a cable news show in Waterbury for about 15 years.

State House 30th District Jim Sargent Name: Jim Sargent Political party: Republican Political race: 30th State House District Age: 25 Education: Bachelor’s degree in political science, Northeastern University. Occupation: Substitute teacher at Southington High School. Platform: Consolidating state government, investing in public education, government reform, cut spending, Sargent job growth. Misc: Member of the Southington Town Building Maintenance Committee; ran

as an Independent candidate for Southington Town Council in 2009. Homepage:

Joe Aresimowicz

Name: Joe Aresimowicz Political party: Democrat, Working Families Political race: 30th State House District Age: 39 Education: Berlin Public Schools; National Academy of Health Sciences; National Labor College. Occupation: Service re presenta- Aresimowicz tive, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Council 4. Platform: Supports job creation and small business; wants to reduce reliance on property taxes for funding education; supports budget accountability. Misc: Three terms on Berlin Town Council; Member of Town Council Budget Committee; former Berlin Little League coach; former head coach, New Britain Rising Stars AAU Basketball; Current director, Berlin Midget Football; Berlin High School Assistant Football Coach. Homepage:

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The Fun CT Fact of the Week Next week, registered voters in Connecticut and across the nation will head to the polls to vote for those candidates they feel are best suited to represent them in Washington and their respective State Capitol buildings. Governor Rell reminds the good citizens of Connecticut who are registered vote to exercise that right by casting your ballot on Tuesday, Nov. 2 to ensure your voice is heard loud and clear in Connecticut and Washington. Governor Samuel Huntington of Norwich – a lawyer, signer of the Declaration of Independence and considered one of Connecticut’s most outstanding Revolutionary leaders – served as President of the Continental Congress from 1779 to 1781, which was the highest office in the country at that time. To some, this made Huntington the first “President of the United States.” He later served as Governor of Connecticut from 1786 to 1796. —Office of Gov. M. Jodi Rell


The Southington Citizen — Friday, October 29, 2010

Obituaries Annette Richard

More Care in More Places.

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Annette Richard, 85, of Southington, died Oct. 23, 2010, at The Summit of Plantsville. She was the wife of Stanley Richard. She was born on Aug. 16, 1925, in Grand Isle, Maine, the daughter of the late Patrick and Mary Dummond. Prior to her retirement she had been employed by Adirondack Corp. of Farmington. She loved to cook and knitting was her favorite pastime. She was a parishioner of St. Thomas Church. In addition to her husband she is survived by three children, Patricia Taylor, of Milford, Ohio, Karen Richard, of Middletown, Cyndy Trivella and husband, Peter, of Overland, Kan.; four grandchildren, Shawn and Glenn Taylor, and John and Daniel Makula; two great-grandchildren, Layla and Ella Taylor; her two brothers, Gerald Dummond, of Colchester, and Nelson Dummond, of Southington; and a sister, Gloria Broodwell, of Terryville. She was predeceased by several brothers and sisters. The funeral was held on Oct. 28, 2010, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, followed by a Mass at St. Thomas Church, Southington. Burial was at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Bristol.

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Helen (Buttaro) Frank, 90, of Farmington, formerly of Southington, died peacefully surrounded by her family, on Oct. 23, 2010. She was the wife of the late John P. Frank Sr. She was born Aug.16, 1920, in New Britain, daughter of the late Joseph and Lucy (Michele) Buttaro. She had retired from the former Allied Control in Southington. She is survived by her son, John P. Frank Jr. and his wife, Sandra, of West Hartford; two grandchildren, Stephen and Michele; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers and a sister. The family would like to give thanks to Amberwoods of Farmington staff for their special care.

The funeral was held Oct. 27, 2010, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, to St. Dominic Church, Southington, for a Mass. Burial was at St. Thomas Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association of Connecticut, 306 Industrial Park Road, No. 105, Middletown, CT 06457.

Kathleen Sargent

Kathleen “Bette” (Nolan) Sargent, 86, of Southington died Oct. 25, 2010, at University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph P. Sargent. She was born March 30, 1924, in Hartford, to the late John and Sadie (Murack) Nolan. She had been a longtime Southington resident. She worked as one of the first telephone operators in the Hartford area before she spent the later part of her life as a homemaker. She loved crossword puzzles, ice cream and her cat, Wally. She is survived by two sons, Joseph Sargent Jr. and his wife, Susan, of Maryland, and Robert Sargent, of Southington; a daughter, Kathleen Noury and her husband, Dennis, of Southington; four grandchildren, Matthew Sargent and his wife, Meghan, Laura Sargent, and Ryan and Kyle Noury; two step-granddaughters, Andrea and Amanda Vajda; her sister, Diane Gokey, of Enfield; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, John Nolan; and sisters, Mary Patricia Anderson and Norma Dixon. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at noon, at Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St., Plantsville. Burial will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery, Southington.

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Frederick Townsend Frederick “Fred” R. Tow n s e n d died unexpectedly on Oct. 20, 2010. He was born Feb. 1, 1938, in L u b e c , Maine, the son of the late Nelson and Mona Townsend. He worked at several factories in Lubec, Maine and was a security guard in Southington, where he lived for 13 years. While in Southington, he also worked at Woodmere Nursing Home and the 76 Truck Stop. He was a volunteer firefighter for the Lubec Fire Department, Maine, for many years, and enjoyed watching sports and spending time with his family. He will be sadly missed. He is survived by his wife, Linnea, of Lubec, Maine; son, Daniel and his wife, Amy; and grandson, James, of Plantsville; two sisters, Jenny and Doris; sister-inlaw, Renee; and many nieces and nephews; special friends, John McGonigal, Rocky Bryant and Carol Ann Kinney, of Maine, also Ron and Marie Pelky, of Texas; and many other friends. He was predeceased by his parents and grandparents, three brothers and one sister. At his request, a memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by McClure Funeral Home in Lubec, Maine.

Marjorie Ramsay Marjorie (Clark) (Montague) Ramsay, 66, of M y r t l e Beach, S.C., formerly of Southington, died Oct. 14, 2010, at Waccamaw Hospital following a brief illness. She was born in Pittsburg, on Jan. 26, 1944, daughter of the late Dayton P. Clark Jr. and Anne Hastings Clark. Survivors include her loving

husband, M. Stewart Ramsay; daughter, Debbie Stearns and husband Jim, of Pensacola, Fla.; son, Bob Deobil and wife Jennifer, of Whitehall, Pa.; grandchildren, Stephanie and Kelly Mamelson, and Bobby and Courtney Deobil; and sister, Nancy Millette and husband Ed, of Hilton Head, S.C. She had a successful career in financial management at the University of New Haven, Torrington, Windsor and Darien county school systems. The family would like to thank all of their friends for their thoughts and prayers and the staff and doctors at Waccamaw Hospital for the compassionate care they provided. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday Oct. 29, 2010, in Oak Hill Cemetery in Southington. A memorial gathering will follow at the First Baptist Church 581 Meriden Ave. in Southington. There are no calling hours. DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Normand Duchaine Normand J. Duchaine, 84, of Bristol, husband of the beloved late Ruth (Thompson) Duchaine, died peacefully with his three loving daughters at his side on Oct. 22, 2010. He was born Sept. 8, 1926, in Bristol, and was the son of the late Thomas and Alice (Rioux) Duchaine. A lifelong Bristol resident, he graduated from Bristol High School and was a World War II veteran, serving in the United States Marine Corps. Even as a child, he loved to build things. He had a career as a tool and die maker and skilled machinist producing experimental turbine blades, retiring from Howmet in 1990, and was a member of Prospect United Methodist Church. Over the years he enjoyed softball, bowling and

it won’t affect the field of play. Continued from page 5 “That’s the one thing we don’t want to do,” he said, “is “I got a little bump there, we don’t want to disrupt any but that was about it so I didsoccer or baseball games and n’t black out or anything like have kids not be able to play.” that,” he said. “It was weird Fontana said he assumes that it was both of us within that people have been hit five or six weeks of each othwith foul balls “many times” er.” over the course of the town’s Both foul balls came from lifetime, but said he had no the Babe Ruth field next to comment as to why the fields the soccer field in the park. are being fixed now. Ans Swanson was struck Bob Swanson said the foul while at the concession stand balls have always been an isin between the fields, and her sue, and people have been hit husband was hit while on the before, but “never like this.” soccer field. He said for the rest of the sea“It was late in the afterson, the soccer league will noon and we were finishing have to be careful and pay atup,” Bob Swanson said, “just tention to the foul balls. standing on the other side of Ans Swanson said even the fieldhouse – the soccer though they are getting the side – and my daughter was nets, she is wondering what standing next to me and the will be done in the meantime ball just came over and hit before they are actually put me in the back of the head.” up. “As soon as it happened “My problem is parks and we’ve been looking with a recreation has known this fence company,” said John since I got hit, which was LaFontana, chairman of the bor Day weekend,” she said. Parks Commission. Fontana, “And now we’re gonna get the with Town Attorney Mark nets, but Sciota said nothing Sciota and Parks Commiswill be done before the season sioner Joe LaPorte all went to ends. Well, what the heck the park to survey the scene. have they been doing up ‘til The department asked the now? It’s gonna be six weeks Board of Finance to approve already.” a $15,000 bid for the safety Swanson said she is nets, a request that was ap“scared stiff ” for the kids proved unanimously at the who are playing soccer while board’s Oct. 13 meeting. baseball is happening. She The company for the netsaid she noticed that more ofting, selected by the ten her youngest kids, the 6Southington Town Council at and 7-year-olds, always seem Monday’s meeting, is to be playing when the oldest Forenet, of West Kingston, baseball kids — who can hit R.I. harder and farther — are “It will be as safe as we can playing. She said just after possibly make it,” Sciotta her husband was hit, two othsaid at the Oct. 25 meeting. er balls came dangerously Fontana said construction close to the kids on the field. will begin to add netting to go “While they were still around the backstop and tending to him, a couple of down the third baseline. Five kids were playing maybe five 60-foot poles will be erected, or six yards away from them and the netting, which spans on the soccer field,” she aid. to a length of 160 feet and a “And within a few minutes, height of 50 feet, will be two flying baseballs landed in wrapped around the field. front of the kids — and they “I gotta feel because I was were rolling in the grass — hit with a ball a couple inches away from their times,” Fontana said. “But heads. And it happens conit’s baseball, what are you stantly so it is becoming a gonna do, empty the stadireal problem.” um? It’s part of the game, it’s tough.” Fontana estimated that the new structures should help Send us your news! stop approximately 90 to 99 E-mail: news percent of foul balls. He also said the digging will take place behind the backstops so


Obituaries square dancing, was an avid lifetime Red Sox and New York Giants fan as well as a devoted UConn Husky supporter. He was a man of few words and had a wonderful wry sense of humor and understated wisdom. He is survived by his three daughters, Janet Duchaine and her husband, Jonathan Fauver, of Harwinton, Susan Duchaine, of Bristol, and Pamela Wygonowski and her husband, Ronald, of Southington; two brothers, Donald Duchaine, of Bristol, and Fred Duchaine, of Englewood, Fla.; two sisters, Alice Ricker, of Burlington, and Jeannine Reeves, of Clearwater, Fla.; two grandchildren, Jameson Fauver, of New York City, and Alexandria Schweiger, of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, James Norman Duchaine, and a daughter, Beverly Duchaine Schweiger. His family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staffs of Connecticut Oncology-Hematology in Torrington, as well as Hospice of Bristol Hospital and Floor G of Bristol Hospital for their compassionate and gentle care. The funeral was held Oct. 26, 2010, at Funk Funeral Home, Bristol. A Mass was held Oct. 27, 2010, at Prospect United Methodist Church, Bristol. Burial, with military honors, followed in West Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 20 Batterson Park Road, 3rd Floor, Farmington, CT 06032, or to the Center for Cancer Care Fund, 200 Kennedy Drive, Torrington, CT 06790.

Veterans Day ceremonies Veterans Day ceremonies will be held in front of the American Legion Post No. 72 Kiltonic, 64 Main St., on Thursday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m. There will be several speakers and the service will be concluded with a rifle volley and the playing of Taps.


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Conservation officer earns promotion

The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Environmental Conservation Police promoted Officer Raul Ramos, of Southington, to the rank of conservation enforcement sergeant on Sept. 25. Ramos has been with the department for five years. He was previously an officer with the West Hartford Police Department for four years where he was a member of their Special Weapons and Tactical Team. Commissioner Amey Marrella said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The DEP is pleased to recognize the outstanding work of Raul Ramos and promote him to the rank of sergeant. The citizens of Connecticut are fortunate to have officers like Sergeant Ramos ensuring public safety and protecting natural resources in this great state of ours.â&#x20AC;?

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The Southington Citizen Friday, October 29, 2010

Gala raises $30,000 for education

The following students, all from Plantsville, were inducted into the Western New England College, Springfield, Mass., chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta on Aug. 28 during the college’s convocation ceremony: Brandon Case, majoring in chemistry, Joshua Lamson, majoring

in finance, Kirsten Beck, majoring in pre-pharmacy, and Christen Mirando, majoring in secondary education.

Master’s degree Frank Puskas, of Plantsville, graduated from the University of New Haven on Aug. 21 with a master of science degree in taxation.

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Caitlin E. Gura, of Plantsville, Class of 2013 at Trinity College in Hartford, received Faculty Honors for the 2010 spring semester. To earn Faculty Honors, a student must achieve a semester grade point average of at least a 3.667 with no individ-

Class of 1990 20-year reunion

Southington High School Class of 1990 20-year reunion will be held Saturday, Nov. 27. Tickets are on sale now. To purchase tickets, visit .

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Students participating in the Strong Elementary School Summer Reading Celebration watch a magic performance by Zach Ivins (not in photo). All children who read during the summer were invited to the gala, organized by the parent teacher organization.

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The Southington Education Foundation raised nearly $30,000 at its annual Fan of the Foundation gala – double the amount garnered during its premier event a year ago. Proceeds will be channeled into the Southington school system via grants and other district-wide projects and initiatives. The evening attracted 300 guests, ranging from community members to local and state officials, educators and other supporters, many of whom took advantage of unique opportunities presented during the evening via live and silent auctions. For a complete listing of business sponsorships and gifts, visit SEF Chairwoman Bethany Pestillo welcomed attendees while Southington High School head football coach DJ Hernandez offered opening remarks. The 2010 SHS Wall of Honor recipients, including Chamber of Commerce President Art Secondo and lifelong educator and current SEF treasurer Alan DeBisschop, were also recognized during the event and presented with commemora-

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nual Fishing Derby for kids where he went door-to-door soliciting prizes for the children. Mr. Urillo also served as the business manager for The Southington Community Theater where he was also a stagehand and helped build sets for the various productions put on by the group. Once the Step Saver became established, Mr. Urillo was appointed chairman of

the commercial division of the Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce. He was also on the board of directors at the New England Association of Advertising Publishers. He was an active member at the Southington Elks where he served as chairman of the House Committee. While the chair, he started the yearly clambake and instituted a horse show which was held for two years, and was very successful.

Mr. Urillo organized the first “Santa Claus Parade” in the early ’60s. The parade ran from the old Pexto building to the center of town and featured Santa Claus (George Kroher) throwing candy and apples to the children in the crowd. It was very well attended for the years it ran. In 1992, he started the first Charity Golf Tournament which later became the Calvanese Golf Tournament. In 2003, he was appointed chairman of the campaign to raise

funds for the Immaculate Conception Parish to build a CCD center. The goal was $375,000; Mr. Urillo raised $450,000. Currently, Mr. Urillo serves on the Finance Board at Immaculate Conception Church. He is a lifetime member of the Polish Falcons, the Elks and the Southington Historical Society, where he continues to attend meetings. Mrs. Urillo was active at the Polish Lady Falcons and the Bradley Memorial Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. Her

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most important job was raising her seven children. She accomplished this, supported her husband’s new business venture, and was the circulation manager and secretary of the board of directors of the Step Saver. The Urillo parents did such a great job instilling the values of community and volunteerism that all of their children continue in that vein today. Of their seven children, four remain Southington residents. Stephanie, who is a local dentist, serves on the Southington Town Council. She also serves at the Connecticut State Dental Association and the American College of Dentistry. Dr. Urillo was the first woman member of the Southington Elks and the first woman to become chaplain at the Elks. She donates her time educating school children about proper dental care through free dental clinics. Susan volunteers her time by serving on the YMCA Camp Sloper Outdoor Center Committee as well as the Alumni Committee. She is the co-president of the YMCA Gymnastics Club Booster Club. She also serves on the board of The Leading Ladies and volunteers at Calvanese Foundation events. Her husband Keith Larson, serves on the Building Committee at YMCA Camp Sloper and works at Sloper every other Saturday helping to improve the buildings and grounds. Marta and her husband Joe Palumbo, volunteer at the local baseball and soccer leagues. Anthony has served as president of the Southington Softball League and is currently president of the Plainville Softball Association (into which the Southington Softball League merged). He is on the board of directors of the Calvanese Foundation. Anthony and his wife, Kris, volunteer at all of the Foundation’s community events. He is an actor who donates his time at various community shows. Two of the remaining three children, Mary and Angela, live in Massachusetts.


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ket featuring state-grown produce at 1003 S. Main St., in Plantsville. There is no admission fee. Jitters Coffeehouse — Jitters Coffeehouse, 1273 Queen St., will have a concert at 8 p.m. on Oct. 29 — Derek Knott, folk rock music. Information: call (860) 747-1100. Pain free dental day — Dr. Al Natelli, 27 Meriden Ave., is offering the next pain-free dental day on Friday, Oct. 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It is a first-come, first-served basis. The dentist office will treat resi-

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Christian concert —On Saturday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m., Faith Baptist Church of Southington, 243 Laning St. will be having a Christian Concert presented by the group called “Redeemed”. The public is welcome to attend. The concert is free, but an offering will be received. Information: call Faith Baptist Church at (860) 628-8147. Family night — The Original “Phantom of the Opera,” starring Lon Chaney, will be shown in its full glory at First Congregational Church, 37 Main St., Southington, on Saturday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. It will be accompanied on the Walker organ by national prizewinner Jason Roberts, organist of St. James’s Episcopal Church in West Hartford. “The Great Pumpkin” will be shown at the same time for the younger crowd.

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There is a fee to attend. Information: call (860) 6286958. The public is invited. Jitters Coffeehouse — Jitters Coffeehouse, 1273 Queen St., will have a concert at 8 p.m. on Oct. 30 — Maggie Seligman, folk music. Information: call (860) 747-1100. Monster bash — The Southington Valley Midget Football League is sponsoring its first Halloween Monster Bash at the Aqua Turf on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 8 p.m. to midnight. There is a cost for tickets, which must be purchased in advance and include open bar, DJ and premium hors d’oeuvres. Call Heather Verdi at (860) 985-9226 for more information or to purchase tickets; tickets will not be sold at the door. Skatepark Halloween — YMCA Camp Sloper, 1000 East St., will have a Halloween Skate Jam on Oct. 30 where skaters are encouraged to dress up for a chance to win prizes for the best costume and best trick

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Southington Festival Chorale — The Southington Festival Chorale will rehearses Mondays, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St. All singers are welcome. Information: call Liz, (860) 621-2837.



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K of C meeting — The Knights of Columbus will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 3 with supper at 6 p.m. and the 4th degree meeting at 7 p.m. at Mary Our Queen Hall, Savage Street, Southington. Information call (860) 8773038. Newcomers and Neighbors Club — The Newcomers and Neighbors Club of Southington is a women’s social club open to both new and to life-long residents of Southington. The next meeting is Wednesday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the dining room at the Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave. The group will be making blankets for the homeless. All materials provided by the club but donations are welcome. All women are welcome to participate. Information: contact Kathleen at (720) 281-5420 or e-mail Southington_Newcomers@y

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Southington resident joins Lift & Care Systems Thursday

ebay buying — A program to be held at the Southington Library and Museum, 255 Main St., will be ebay Buying – All the How-to’s two part seminar, Thursday, Nov. 4 and Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. Instructor Cheryl DiMugno, an ebay education specialist, will guide the participants every step of the way. Registrants must sign up for both two-hour seminars. Check the calendar at to register and for more information or contact the Reference/Information Desk at (860) 628-0947, ext. 5.

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State House 80th District

Robert C. Sampson

Name: Robert C. Sampson Political party: Republican Political race: 80th State House District Age: 41 Education: Maloney High School (Meriden), 1987. Occupation: Regional manager, Vision Real Estate; insurance agent. Platform: Reduce the size of government; make representatives accountable; get spending under con- Sampson trol; lower taxes; decrease energy costs; balance budget through funding cuts. Misc: Small business own-

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John “Corky” Mazurek Name: John “Corky” Mazurek Political party: Democrat Political race: 80th State House District Age: 57 Education: Associate degree in mechanical engineering, Wa t e r b u r y State Technical College; B.S. in industrial technology, Central Mazurek Connecticut State University; M.S. in organizational management, Central Connecticut State University. Occupation: Engineer at Pratt & Whitney. Platform: Balance budget through funding cuts; promote businesses and job growth; review unfunded education mandates.

Misc: State representative since 2003, assistant majority whip; Lions Club member; former Wolcott Sewer and Water commissioner and Zoning Board of Appeals member; Central Connecticut State University Alumni Board of Directors; received Lion of the Year Award and Melvin Jones Fellowship Award from the Wolcott Lions Club; received Wolcott Circle of Sports Meritorious Service award. Homepage:

State House 81st District Rusty Haigh Name: Rusty Haigh Political party: Republican Political race: 81st State House District Age: 67 Education: General Education Development (GED) diploma Occupation: Retired after

22 years with Otis Elevator Platform: Wants to shrink state government and get control of spending; Will work to consolidate state agencies and remove politi- Haigh cal appointees; wants to give tax incentives for creation of new jobs; against mandatory paid sick leave for businesses; pledges to serve no more than two terms; believes politics is broken and will put in effort to fix it. Misc: First-time candidate; served as an electrician in the Air Force for four years; was a union member for more than four decades; will celebrate his 45th wedding anniversary in November; published his first book, an action thriller, in 2008 and has five more ready to publish; collects books on the Shogun era in Japan. Homepage:

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Name: Bruce “Zeke” Zalaski Political party: Democrat and Working Families Political race: 81st State House District Age: 59

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Matt Jalowiec

Name: Matt Jalowiec Political party: Republican Political race: CheshireSouthington Probate Judge Age: 36 Education: B.A., University of New Haven; law degree, Quinnipiac University School of Law. Occupation: Practicing attorney. Platform: Has the experience of doing probate work on regular basis. Founded own law firm in 2000. Jalowiec Wants to keep community court feel despite increased district

size. Assures seniors that they won’t get lost in the system. Misc: Received training from National Association of Counsel for Children and the federal Department of Justice. Ran unsuccessfully for seat on Cheshire Board of Education in 2007. Met his wife while studying in Dublin, Ireland. Homepage:

Matt Hall Name: Matt Hall Political party: Democrat Political race: CheshireSouthington Probate Judge Age: 44 Education: Bates College; law degree, Boston College Law School. Occupation: Practicing attorney. Platform: Understands the challenges of combining t h e Southington and Cheshire p r o b a t e Hall courts. Has

experience in probate law. Has worked with former Cheshire Probate Judge Raymond Voelker to understand what people expect of the court. Misc: Four terms on the Cheshire Town Council, two as council chairman. Began the Mari Hall Family Foundation, a nonprofit that awards scholarships to Cheshire High School seniors. For complete voting information, including the ballot, visit and click on Election 2010 box.

Benny’s tomatoes Photo courtesy of Lisa Cammuso

Benny Cammuso, of Southington, displays two of the huge beefsteak tomatoes growing this year in his garden. The tomatoes have averaged a weight of 1 to 1-1/2 pounds each.

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tive plaques. Also on hand to accept for his uncle was state Rep. Bruce “Zeke” Zalaski, who accepted the plaque for decorated World War II veteran Michael Ingelido, who resides in Colorado and could not attend. SEF Executive Director David Monti also announced during the evening an excit-

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vented them from putting up permanent buildings at the sites. Eventually, Henne said, someone suggested to her to ask the board if she could get part of the storage building that was already out there. “I started pursuing that and drafting paper and presented it to the Board of Education and they put it on their agenda and in July 2008 they approved it,” she said. “And then of course I had to get some zone work done and I also had to go through planning and zoning to get approval for it so that happened in Sept. 2008 and then I was raising funds for it.” Henne said even though the funds she’s raised for the stand are kept in the Gridiron Club, the concession stand is approved to be used by all Southington athletics, including band and other organizations and is not exclusive only to football. Goralski said his remarks will mostly be a “thank you.” “I’ve been on the board for seven years now, and Helen Henne is the driving force be-

hind its completion,” Goralski said. “Since her kids were in the high school and after their graduation, she’s remained incredibly active with the Gridiron Club and all of Southington athletics, and this concession was really driven by her energy and the work of her family. “Our community is based on families and education and values,” he said. “I think the work of that family, and Helen in particular, exemplifies that.” Semmel said he’s still working on exactly what he will say, though from the perspective of the new person looking in, he can understand why the family is so revered. “One thing that I would say, is that being new here, I’m not as familiar with the Henne family as other people,” Semmel said. “But I can tell you from being new that Mrs. Henne has really touched the lives of people in the building from donations of her time to students of Southington, so I’m probably going to keep my remarks to the lives she’s touched.” Semmel said Henne fre-

quents the high school quite often, and he sees her about three or four times a week. Also, he said she makes “excellent” apple fritters. “She’s just a very lovely person,” Semmel said. “She’s very sweet, very nice, seems to be here all for the right reasons, just wants to help.” “It is well deserved,” said Bill Pesce, president of the Gridiron Club. “Helen has been working on this for years. She’s jumped through hoops, sat in various town meetings to get approval for each phase, and I have to say, I can’t tell you what an honor it is to know Helen, I mean that sincerely. The past couple years I’ve known her more personally and she’s wonderful for the town of Southington” Henne said there is still much work to be done on the concession stand, however, as there is no running water except for the restrooms, and there are no grills or stoves inside, so everything still needs to be cooked outside. “I think my dream was just to have a roof over our heads and a place to store everything so it wouldn’t be

packed up each week,” she said. “We used to have this little wooden storage thing where we would store all our supplies. Everything had to be hauled out during home games. It’s just a pleasure to

see everything materializing.” Henne said after the football season ends, she will begin soliciting to get the water project going for the stand.

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AARP 4943 plan event The Southington Apple Valley Chapter AARP 4943 travel group is sponsoring an afternoon at the Aqua Turf Club on Tuesday, Nov. 30. The Christmas Spectacular will feature an elegant lunch followed by a performance by the Latshaw Pops Orchestra. Anyone interested in attending should call Esther at (860) 628-0063. Members are reminded to bring nonperishable food to be donated to Southington Community Services and comfort items for United States service personnel.

Calendar House coming events updated Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., has the following events: Hot Dog Special will be held Friday, Oct 29, at 1:15 p.m., prior to bingo. The menu includes hot dog, chili,

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Lewis High School Class of 1950 recently celebrated their 60th reunion at the Manor Inn in Milldale on Sept. 19. Pictured in the front row from left to right is Anita Zobbi Lucas, Pauline Bassola Casner, Helen Kowaleski Kusek, Ed Fusco; second row left to right is Ernest Coppola, Nancy Rodriquez Arnold, Joe Jalowiecki, Mary Mongillo Serafino, Nancy Hinckley Carlson, Bob Ligouri, Joe Yurchak, Lois Gemmel O’Hala, Barbara Nelson Slodzinski (not a class member); and last row left to right is Earl Hartford, Charlie Borysewich, Rit Ciervo, Mary Carbone Flanagan, Joe Adams, Ray Sabatella (hidden), Richard Simmone, Ed Slodzinski, Jim Morelli, Nick DeLuco, Joe Mauro, Rit O’Hala, Louis DePaolo. sauerkraut, chips, fixings and beverages. Tickets will be available for a fee at the office until sold out. The Annual “No-Bake” Sale helps support programs and services enjoyed at the senior center. Elisabeth van Trapp at

“The Kate” in Old Saybrook and The Riverhouse in Haddam, will be held Thursday, Nov. 18, leaving at 11:30 a.m. Round trip bus transportation from Calendar House is included, returning 5:30 p.m. There is a ticket price to attend. Information: (860) 621-

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Dr. Wadolowski joined Grove Hill Medical Center after several years of private practice in Kensington. Dr. Wadolowski’s office is located in the Grove Hill Medical Center suite at 209 Main Street, Southington. Dr. Wadolowski is fluent in Polish and is accepting new patients at this time.

Volunteer opportunities Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave., Southington, needs talent for a variety of volunteer opportunities. Southington Care Center needs help caring for its cock-

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Dr. Katarzyna Wadolowski is a graduate of the Medical Academy of Bialystok, Poland. She completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Wadolowski is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

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Teen’s dedication results in successful fundraiser

A talent show organized by Annalisa Sega, a Southington t e e n a g e r, raised a total of $1,401.40 for the Connecticut Chapter of March of Sega Dimes to support research and prevention of premature births. Sega is the youth ambassador for the Connecticut chapter. In the last three years, her efforts have raised about $8,000, according to her mother, Christine Sega-Bailey. Dozens of contestants performed in the talent show, which was held at Plantsville Congregational Church. First place was awarded to

Tianna Olivia, of Southington, contemporary dance; second place, Morgan Perschy, of Southington; and third place, Lauren Pavao, of Watertown, hula hoop/dance routine. “A special thank you to the judges and the contestants for an amazing show,” SegaBailey said. Thanks go to the “amazing sponsors,” she said, including Oliva’s Electric, Cardio Express, South Beach Tanning, Outback Steakhouse, Price Chopper supermarket, Wooster Street Pizza, Woodn-Tap Restaurant, and Rita’s Italian Ice, all of Southington. Other thank yous are extended to Dr. Michael Kim, Images Studio, Connecticut Sleep Lab and Saturday Nite Cruizers for their support as well.

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The Miss Connecticut Scholarship Organization has several opportunities for people who would like to showcase their talents in the coming weeks. On Nov. 7, people from ages 6 to 100 can participate in the Miss Connecticut Talent Jamboree. It will be held at 2 p.m. at Derynoski Elementary School, 240 Main St., Southington. And at 7 p.m. Nov. 7, at Derynoski, young women between the ages of 17 and 24 may participate in the Apple Valley Scholarship Pageant, a local pageant sponsored by the Miss Connecticut Board of Directors. Contestants compete in a private interview before the pageant begins. The onstage competitions are talent, swimsuit

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Late win puts Knights in drivers seat for final playoff push By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

The Southington football team closed the game with 14 unanswered points Friday night en route to a 28-14 CCC Division I victory over Manchester at Memorial Field. “I’m so happy and excited that they responded tonight,” said first-year Blue Knights’ head coach D.J. Hernandez, his team now 5-1 overall. “I couldn’t be happier right now.” Manchester’s Andrew Isaacs caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Seth Devalve on the opening drive of the second half to tie the score 14-14. But Southington answered with a 5-yard scoring run by Matt Scarpati (25 carries, 106 yards) in the third quarter. The Blue Knights then salted away the game when Jordan Chapman took a reverse, hurdled a defender and tiptoed down the right sideline to score on a 36-yard run with just over 11 minutes remain-

Don Rinaldi, who had a sack in the game, wraps up the Manchester running back. ing in the game. “I saw (Chapman) hop over a guy,” Hernandez said. “I thought he was done. That’s just an example of you never know when a play

is over with.” For the game, Zach Wholley rushed for 66 yards on 13 carries, while wide receiver Tyler Dube caught four passes for 45 yards and added an

interception from his free safety position. Freshman quarterback Stephen Barmore had another impressive game. He completed 8-of-12 passes, with a

Lindsay Clavette, from the air, cheers on Southington in its 28-14 win.

touchdown (his ninth) and an interception (his first). “I just thought we re-

See Knights, next page

Final week gets Southington ready for what’s to come By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen If you listen closely, you can hear a long, steady exhale. Like wind bristling through the leaves as they fall to the ground on an autumn afternoon, this exhale is brisk, but also soothing. That slight whistling wind is the sound of both Southington boys soccer coach Dave Yanosy and assistant Keith Langston breathing out. “We’ve been waiting for one of these all season,” said Yanosy after a 6-1 thumping of Northwest Catholic. “A day where we’re not sitting there wondering what’s going to happen in a tight game with one minute or two minutes left or overtime for that matter.”

Citizen photo by Michael Guerrera

Senior Bryan Jannetty plays keep away with a Northwest Catholic player. He scored one of six goals in the 6-1 win.

In a season that’s produced almost as many ties as wins, Yanosy could smile a little wider after last

Friday’s win, as his boys bounced back from a tough 2-1 overtime loss on the road to Conard to get a well-

deserved victory. “It was certainly a great response to a tough loss Wednesday,” he said of the rebound from Conard. What made Yanosy especially happy had to do with a lineup change. “I started all the seniors today and what a great response by them,” he said. “Thirty seconds in we score, I think we had three (goals) in the first five minutes; just a great job of coming out and setting the tone for the game and I owe that to the seniors. See Soccer, next page


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Knights Continued from page 37 sponded really well to the pressure,” Barmore said. “It was a big game.” Southington led 14-7 at halftime courtesy of a pair of touchdowns from Wholley. The senior caught a 12-yard

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Zach Wholley, taking the handoff from Stephen Barmore, has been a bigger component of the Knights’ offense lately.

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on the season coming into this week. As for why Yanosy made the change, he said it wasn’t anything anyone did; it just seemed like a good tactic. “At this point in the season, we’re not really putting in anything new,” Yanosy explained. “We’ve highlighted exactly what we want to do and how we want to play and it’s about execution. “And sometimes you get to four or five games left in your senior year, there’s a little

more sense of urgency with some of your seniors so I put it in their hands and they responded extremely well.” With its final full regular season week starting this past Monday, Yanosy looked forward to getting two of the toughest in the conference on home turf in hopes of getting some points out of the games, unlike the losses the team suffered in the first go around. “From a standpoint of the fact that Farmington and Hall are very possessive-type teams and Tunxis Mead (where Farmington plays) is like playing on a carpet and Hall plays on the (field) turf, for us to have them on our surface over here and have them at home is certainly an

added advantage for us,” he said. The boys finish with a game at New Britain on Monday. As they head towards the tournament, Yanosy hopes a solid finish will put the team in a good position for the start of the Class LL tournament. “We’re in good shape. Hopefully we’re moving towards being away from that play-in slot,” he explained. Yanosy’s teams have advanced to the quarterfinals the last two seasons and both lost to Glastonbury. mguerrera@ southingtonsports.blogspot .com Twitter @MichaelGuerrera


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Crunch time on field as time is running out By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

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sponded to the idea that it’s seemingly win or go home at this point. She also knew that starting Oct. 25, it was going to be a chaotic final stretch. “We have five games left in the season still in a span of eight days, so it’s going to be a trying two weeks,” Luddy said. It started on a somewhat positive note this past Monday as they registered a 1-1 tie against Wethersfield, reducing that magic number from 4 to 3.5 with four games remaining. Nevertheless, last week ended with another tough-toswallow defeat, as Southington fell 5-3 to conference opponent Fermi, as the Lady Knights climbed out of an early hole. “For this game, we were (down) 2-0 at halftime, so we did a tremendous job in the second half of continuing to fight,” Luddy said of Southington tying the game at two. “That fifth goal just kind of put us on the edge; it was 4-3 before that and it just kind of slipped away right after that.” That certainly put a bitter end to a 0-3 week. “It’s hard to have three games in one week in gener-


The Southington Citizen — Friday, October 29, 2010

Last gasp as swimmers try to meet auto-qualifying times By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

Last week, something happen that had not happened all fall to the Southington girls swimming team – they lost a meet. The girls finally felt the harsh wrath of the CCC West as they went on the rode to Conard and faced an insurmountable foe. “They had an extremely strong team. They’re strong from the first event on,” head coach Jay Dubinsky said of the Chieftains. “We knew it was going to be kind of an eye-opener going into the meet.” Nevertheless, the loss did not diminish the performance of many of the swimmers.

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“Alex Irace came within .5 seconds of an automatic time (for states) in the back-

stroke, so we taper we can probably see her get an automatic time,” Dubinsky ex-

plained. “Haley Marquardt went under six minutes (in the 500) so she’s starting to reach her goal, getting close to her best times.” Overall... “With some of those swims, hopefully with our taper, we’re going to snap off a couple of good ones at the end,” Dubinsky finished. The Conard meet was followed up by one of the easier opponents in Waterbury’s Kennedy. Southington easily cruised to the win and it was a chance for Dubinsky to mix-up his lineup, getting some people into events they

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sense, because we had a lot of swimmers step up, a lot of people who normally haven’t taken first place were able to go in there and give us a good showing,” he said. Now with two meets remaining as of today, the goal is to continue to add to the strong contingent already automatically qualified for the state meet. “We have Alex (Irace) close in the backstroke. Sarah Krzesik swam her best time in the 100-fly, she got down to a 1:09 and I’m thinking that has a really good shot at making it even if it doesn’t come down from there,” says Dubinsky. Another expectation is for Melanie Mongillo to drop the few-tenths of seconds she needs in the 100-free to automatically qualify for states. “With the couple of meets that we have left ... I think she’s going to have some competition that she’ll try to swim up with and she could easily get a time there,” Dubinsky said of Mongillo. According to Dubinsky, the team is swimming well and if it continues to do so, things will fall into place and a few more state times should be recorded. However, in swimming, the goal is to start to lessen the workload and focus on the little things in order to drop the precious seconds needed. “Just looking at making sure technique is still holding up, doing some shorter distances, keep the aerobic stuff up for them and cutting back on yardage hoping to restore some energy and now we’ll be able to shoot some really good times, especially against Farmington and Berlin,” said Dubinsky, referring to the final two meets. Southington will travel to Newington next Thursday for the CCC Meet before getting ready for states. Dubinsky shared his strategy on how he wants to taper the

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Friday, October 29, 2010 — The Southington Citizen

It all comes down to this as boys shoot for first Open since ‘99 By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

For head coach Rich Niro, this was a boys cross country team that could not compete at the conference level, or even the Class LL level, but the State Open level. This weekend, they will try to attain that goal. The State Open is made up of the top two team finishers from each division – Class LL, Class L, Class M, Class MM, Class SS, Class S – along with eight additional teams with the top eight overall team times – which is the total times of the team’s top five runners. The Southington boys have a veteran group that trained hard in the off-season for this moment. Following a good performance at the CCC

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The boys cross country team at the CCC Championships. From left, coach Rich Niro, Tim Brown, Nick The girls cross country team from left, Nicole Chubet, Garcia, Kyle Hamel, Boomer Wilcox, Nick Tumolo, Matt Hannah Chamis, Stephanie O’Keefe, Eileen Germain, Walker, Miles Groom and Coach Jesse Quinn. Laura Wilcox, Alicen Dziubek and Melissa Reid. Championships, but not a great one, the boys are looking for their best runs of the year. If they were to make it, it’d be the first time for the boys since 1999. At the CCC Meet, Bryan

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Wilcox, who will no doubt qualify for the Open as an individual, ran another impressive meet, finishing fourth overall, second in the CCC West, but usually consistent top-of-the-pack finisher placed further down the lineup than usual. Southington will count on both of those seniors as well as Matt Walker, a third senior, to help lead them in the state. Then newcomer Kyle Hamel, a junior, who has come on late, will need to run strong as well as Miles Groom, Nick Garcia and Nick Tumolo. When it all boils down, the expectation is not to necessarily finish in Class LL’s top two because of the wealth of talent, but if


the boys run up to their potential, we could see them in the Open next Friday. Juxtaposing the boys is the girls team, led by an entire squad that lacks all but one senior, Alicen Dzuibek. They’ve constantly improved throughout the season and according to head coach Rich Niro, he really enjoys the group and has seen them come a ways from day one. With the state meet tomor-

row at Wickham Park in Manchester (for both squads), the focus will not be on the State Open, but continued progress as the girls shoot for their best times of the season. Again, with a young team, they will try to gain a lot of positive energy and momentum for a very young team who will go into next season as an experienced, veteran squad.

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Blowout loss helps girls re-focus on bigger, postseason goals By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen After a crushing 3-0 loss to Coventry last Wednesday in a girls volleyball match that featured the No. 1 Lady Knights against the No. 2 Patriots, the question was, How would Southington bounce back from its first defeat of the season? Surprisingly, head coach Rich Heitz says, faster than some might think. “I think when you have a tough loss, female athletes tend to be very emotional for a very compressed period of time and they get over it pretty well, where as guy athletes might not be as highly emotional, but it will drag on a lot longer and I think by the end of Thursday’s practice, things were back to normal,” Heitz said, referring to research on the topic in making that statement. It started with a nice 3-0 win against an easier opponent in Northwest Catholic last Friday. Then, another big test this past Monday as Southington finished its home slate with a game against Farmington, ranked No. 10 in the State Coaches’ Poll as of Tuesday. The tempo and tone of the match was set right from the first point, explained Heitz. “Farmington served, we passed the setter, she set Corinne Horanzy and boom, she put it right down,” he said. “We came right out of the gates and probably played our best match of the year.” Heitz said going into the match, he wasn’t sure what to expect from his team because they were low key and business-like, but as was apparent from the first point

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and throughout the match, this was a team committed to getting a win. “(They) came out determined and passed well, served well and hit well,” Heitz said. “Once Farmington got on their heels, [we] didn’t let it up.” As for the Coventry loss, it is merely a glimmer in the rearview mirror and with each day, it becomes an obstacle far forgotten. “I think Coventry was a little hiccup, but sometimes hiccups late in the year are a good thing because you focus on what you need to do better, what you’ve been doing well and focus on some of the good things and flesh out some of the things you could be doing better at,” Heitz explained. “I think it helped us re-focus on some more important things, rather then whether you go undefeated or whether you’re No. 1. It helped us focus on, what are trying to accomplish here, bottom line.” With a win this past Wednesday against Hall (result not available at press time), the Lady Knights, ranked No. 3 in the Coaches’ Poll, would again wrap up the CCC West crown and if they register a victory in the season finale on the road tonight in New Britain, they would earn a No. 1 seed going into the CCC Tournament. They’ll likely earn a bye in that round and play on their home court next Thursday before the tournament shifts to neutral court, at Plainville High School, for the semifinals and finals on Friday and Saturday. The state tournament follows with Southington’s first match being at home Nov. 11 or possibly Nov. 12 because of the Veteran’s Day holiday. Twitter @MichaelGuerrera


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Girls still in search of half point with two games left By Sarah Gomes Special to The Citizen

The Southington girls soccer team has the postseason in full view, only needing a half point (a tie) to garner that spot and according to head coach Sal Penta, both he and his team believe by playing to its full potential they can garner this honor.

“I think the team is confident we can get the point we need whether it is against Farmington, Hall, or New Britain,” head coach Sal Penta said earlier in the week. “We tied Farmington and Hall the previous times we played them and beat New Britain; we just need to play well during those games.” However, Penta knows after battling to a scoreless draw against Hall earlier in the season Friday night’s rematch will be challenging.

“Hall is an immensely talented team (and) you have to be physical with them, not allow any mistakes on the defensive side of the field (because) they will take advantage of those chances every time,” Penta said. “Offensively, you have to catch them in a counter-attack, we did that last game, but just could not put the ball in the back of the net.” Against New Britain the Blue Knights captured a 6-0 victory the first time around

Blue Knights Scoreboard

Boys Soccer Conard 2, SHS 1 OT Joe Gianatti scored late in the second half, but Conard scored soon after and netted an early overtime goal to grab the win away from Southington. The Knights dropped to 53-4 overall, 3-3-4 CCC West. Bill Queen had six saves. SHS 6, Northwest Catholic 1 Greg Smedberg netted four goals and Alec Wasserman and Bryan Jannetty each chipped in one as Southington improved to 63-4 on the season, 4-3-4 in CCC West play. Gianatti had three assists, Smedberg had one, Tyler Moss had one and Steve DePonte had one. Queen had a pair of saves. Girls Soccer Northwest Catholic 5, SHS 3 Michaela Melillo made seven saves and the Knights got goals from Maeghan Chapman, Blair Casserino and Erica Kosienski in the

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maintain the high-level of play. “The most challenging aspect at this point in the season is to maintain confidence,” Penta said. “Playing the quality of teams game-in and game-out can take its toll mentally, but we have to realize we are better and in a position to surprise a team in the postseason.” In losses like those against Conard on Oct. 19 and Northwest Catholic last Friday, it is the mental mistakes that need to be improved upon moving forward as the regular season closes out. “As we head toward the tournament, we have to minimize our mental mistakes on the field,” Penta said. “(We also) need to play with the mindset that we can beat anyone.”

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girls’ workouts going into that meet. “With some of the girls, we’re going to start this week,” he said. “The ones that are close to qualifying, I’ll probably cut back a little bit to see if we can get that automatic qualifying time in for them and then pick them up a little bit next week and then come back down again.” As of Monday, already on their way to the Class LL meet were Laurel Dean (100breast), Melanie Mongillo (50-free), Amanda Mirando (diving) and Ali Baribault (100-breast). southingtonsports.blogspot .com Twitter @MichaelGuerrera

loss, which dropped them to 4-5-4 overall, 3-53 in CCC West play. Football SHS 28, Manchester 14 Zach Wholley caught two passes for 26 yards and a touchdown and ran 13 times for 66 yards and a score as Southington moved to 5-1 on the season, 4-1 in CCC Division I with the win. Matt Scarpati ran 25 times for 106 yards and a touchdown and Jordan Chapman had two rushes for 42 yards and a score, as well as two catches for 14 yards. Stephen Barmore was efficient passing the ball, going 8for-12 for 85 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Tyler Dube caught four passes for 45 yards. Defensively, Andrew Walowski had 15 total tackles as well as a fumble recovery. Tyler Dube had another interception and Southington had two sacks: a half each from

and Southington will take to the pitch against New Britain at home during Monday’s senior night activities in the season finale. That game could become crucial, following a double-overtime loss to Farmington this past Monday, if the Knights come up on the short end today at Hall. “The girls have to stay focused and remember what was successful for us the last time we played (against New Britain),” Penta said. “We need to control the ball and score early when the opportunities present themselves.” With the postseason so close to Southington’s grasp, it is assurance that they will be playing past the regularseason slate that remains the most important aspect to


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Dan Manware and Jaylon Mckee and a total sack from Don Rinaldi. Field Hockey South Windsor 4, SHS 1 Colleen Girouard scored on the assist from Casey Sullivan and Melissa Muroski made 20-plus saves. The CCC East loss dropped the girls to 2-7-1 on the season, 0-1-1 in

The Southington Citizen â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Friday, October 29, 2010 conference play. Fermi 5, SHS 3 Gretchen Egan scored twice and had an assist on Girouardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal, but 13 saves from Muroski werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough to hold of Fermi. Southington dropped to 2-8-1 overall, 0-2-1 in CCC East play. SHS 1, Wethersfield 1 OT Girouard was the lone goal scorer as the tie moved Southington to 2-8-2 overall, 0-2-2 in the CCC East.

Girls Swimming Conard 98, SHS 77 Melanie Mongillo won the 100-free in 59.89 and was on the winning 200-free relay (1:49.70) with Sarah Krzesik, Laurel Dean and Melissa Fiasconaro. Mongillo also teamed up with Jenny Drozd, Haley Marquardt and Gina Kelley to win the 400free relay (4:17.48). Southington fell to 5-1 overall and 1-1 in the CCC West. Amanda Mirando took second in diving with a score of 178.5. Krzesik took second in the 100-fly (1:11.92) and third in the 100-breast (1:23.11), while Ali Baribault took second in the 100-breast (1:20.21) and Alex Irace took second in the 100-back (1:08.86). Girls Volleyball Coventry 3, SHS 0 Natasha Carlbert had seven kills and Tori Broytman had six, but Southington had a rough go losing 25-14, 25-20, 25-12, dropping to 13-1 on the year. Danielle Kaminsky had 17 assists, Corinne Horanzy had four kills and Elsie Bernaiche had 11 digs.

Kaminsky and Carlbert had nine digs each. SHS 3, Northwest Catholic 0 Southington bounced back from the loss to remain a perfect 11-0 in the conference, 14-1 overall. Carlbert and Tori Munson had seven kills each and Emily Sherwill had five. Carlbert also had eight aces, while Broytman had five. Kaminsky had 26 assists. SHS 3, Farmington 0 Kaminsky had 31 assists, Carlbert had 13 kills and Horanzy and Broytman had nine each in the 25-11, 25-16, 25-15 win. Elsie Bernaiche had 17 digs and Horanzy had two blocks and nine digs. The win moved the Knights to 15-1 (12-0 CCC West). Cross Country CCC Championships For the boys, Bryan Wilcox finished second in the CCC West and fourth in the entire CCC in a time of 16:24.72 as Southington as a team finished third in the CCC West, giving them a final record in the CCC West of

11-3, 13-3 overall. In terms of CCC West finishes, Kyle Hamel was 10th (17:24.14), Tim Brown was 11th (17:35.16), Matt Walker was 13th (17:36.45), Nick Tumolo was 29th (18:18.14), Nick Garcia was 32nd (18:29.68) and Miles Groom was 33rd (18:36.17). On the girls side, Mel Reid was the top overall finisher in 19th in the CCC West with a time of (22:05.31) as Southington finished fifth as a team. Other finishers included Alicen Dziubek, 24th (22:43.13), Hannah Chamis, 25th (22:47.11), Steph Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Keefe, 26th (23:03.29), Laura Wilcox, 32nd (23:36.13), Nicole Chubet, 38th (24:07.26) and Eileen Germain, 39th (24:11.72).

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AAA Division Sept. 12 Shooters 4, Blazers 1 Helen Dinnan, Jessica Goralski and Samantha D’Angelo accounted for the Shooters’ goals. Olivia Ende led the defensive effort and Lindsay Murphy turned in a great effort in goal. The Blazers goal was tallied by Melissa Dube. Mackenzie Shea made significant offensive contributions throughout the game. Kailey Richardson, Kayla Kavanaugh and Francesca Sophroniou led the Blazers defense. Spurs 4, Breakers 0 Imani Walton, Annie

Mongillo, Caroline Barry and Shanell Woolard tallied goals for the Spurs. Katlin Misiorski and Alexa Mosely were the defensive stoppers and Colleen Coleman’s strong effort in goal kept the Breakers off the board. The Breakers offense was led by Veronica Williams, Kaitlin Semmel and Christina Renzi. Cassie Gaudio, Gabriela Zuk, and Natalie Rickard played well defensively. Alex Bienek, Gaudio, and Semmel led the goalkeeping. Stars 1, Panthers 1 Faith Ritchie scored the Stars’ goal. The offense was sustained with nice efforts by

Kristen Loose, Victoria Duszak, and Caroline Charlton. Zayda Broderick, Catherine Myers and Destiny Ritchie led the defensive effort and Liz Pires played well in goal. The Panthers got their score from Cassidy Race with an assist from Kasey Newman. Kim Stafko, Katie Falcetti and Sarah Dolan were the defensive stalwarts. Paige Canace turned in an outstanding game both in goal and on the field. Sept. 19 Shooters 3, Breakers 1 Samantha D’Angelo tallied all three goals for the Shooters. Carson Stifel and Jennifer Thai supported the offensive

performance with solid contributions. The shooters defense was led by Kayley Mazzamurro and Emily Mourges. Olivia Fischer led the goalkeeping. Panthers 4, Blazers 2 Kasey Newman scored twice for the Panthers and Riley Freehling and Cassidy Race each netted a goal. Johannah Litchfield, Marissa Asel and Cassidy Race had assists. Race, Sarah Dolan, Sarah Myrick, and Jessica Pesce played excellent allaround games. Kim Stafko and Katie Falcetti were strong defensively. Kasey Newman and Christine Hedberg led the goalkeeping.

Mackenzie Shea scored once for the blazers and assisted on the other goal which was scored by Melissa Dube. Kayla Kavanaugh also had an assist. Kavanaugh also played a strong defensive game. Amanda Vollaro sparked the offense. Stars 2, Spurs 1 Victoria Duszak and Liz Pires were responsible for the Star goals with strong offensive support from Michaela Van Epps, Michaela Shea and Abby Alfieri. The defense was anchored by Catherine Myers,

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, October 29, 2010 and Julie Duzak scored for the Caps. Emily Biscoglio and Mary Velazquez excelled in the backfield, Joelle Wakkeri stood out in net and Victoria Aldieri and Kayleigh Moses were outstanding on offense for the Capitals. Pumas 3, Cosmos 2 Pumas: Jordan Beaupre, Kevin Gabree and Cameron Zegzdryn all scored for the Pumas. Colby Zegzdryn and Joe Tellerico were forces on the offensive end of the field, Mike McLaughlin and David Lassy on defense, while Zach Waskowicz was terrific in goal. Cosmos: Tegan Duffy and Cameron Clynes scored for the Cosmos. Brett Hunter was strong on offense while James Stepien and Noah DeFeo defended well and Adam Hunter was super in front of the goal. Wings 7, Aztecs 3 Wings: Isabelle Kaufmann had a hat trick for the Wings, while Kristin Lonicki, Srah Schneider and Jillian Pererewski added single goals. Morgan Kolb was terrific in goal. Rosalie Whitehead and Emma Higly defended well and Sarah Tomasco was strong on offense. Aztecs: Megan Posadas scored for the

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from the Corner CafĂŠ at SHS got their ladles ready for loads of soup scooping. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have [the soups] here,â&#x20AC;? said Bill Chisholm, culinary arts instructor of Corner CafĂŠ. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They come in hot, we put them out on the line. If not, then we heat them up here to the right temperatures and get them ready for service.â&#x20AC;? Chisholm said he had about 12 students helping in the back, all from different areas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have some from our culinary department, some from our food and fitness class, all the family consumer science classes,â&#x20AC;? Chisholm said. Executive Director of Bread for Life Eldon Hafford said there were about 20 different types of soup for the night, but only about six or seven were on the menu at one time. When one soup ran out, it would be replaced with

a different kind of soup. The first round of soups were chicken noodle, corn chowder, seafood chowder, cheddar broccoli, mushroom barley and minestrone. Soup Nite-goer Ann Lorenzo enjoyed the varieties with her sister in-law, Julia Tomaszewicz, and friend Rita Ingriselli. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m here for the cause,â&#x20AC;?

Lorenzo said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care if the soup was lousy â&#x20AC;&#x201D; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good cause.â&#x20AC;? Along with buckle-busting amounts of food, the event featured a raffle as well, with several different prize baskets put together by BFL board member Linda Mendelsohn to give away, donated by BFL board mem-

bers and individuals from the community. Board member Kathy Reinhard there were some big ticket items that will be auctioned, like an antique fire alarm that hung in downtown Southington, and a set of golf clubs â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have the foursome at the country club, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $200,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t

put that as teacup raffle, we put it at a starting bid and have people bid on it.â&#x20AC;? Hafford said he is always amazed at the community support, from restaurants and customers. The result is this is a major â&#x20AC;&#x201D; if not the major â&#x20AC;&#x201D; annual fundraiser for the food service program that feeds Southingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hungry.


the night. If there was one thing Bread for Life had more of than soup, it was fantastic service by the young volunteers. The cheddar and broccoli came (quickly), and let me tell you, life is made up of great pairs. Peanut butter and jelly, cheese and crackers, Simon and Garfunkel, and cheddar and broccoli. I could have put this stuff in an IV bag and hooked it straight up to my veins. I figured if the rest of the soups were as good as this, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d happily eat my weight in soup. My first cup was emptied and wiped clean with some

bread. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m three-quarters Italian, so no dish is ever finished until bread is dragged through to pick up the liquid remnants. I put my second order in for the seafood chowder. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chunkyâ&#x20AC;? may be a derogatory term for obesity, but it only meant perfection when I took my first spoonful of this chowder. Actually, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in New England, I believe the proper term is â&#x20AC;&#x153;chowdah.â&#x20AC;? Next was mushroom and barley. I had originally ordered corn chowder at this point, but they had run out, so this was my next randomized choice. Add this to my

list of lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fantastic pairs. The mushrooms complimented the barley, and the barley complimented the mushrooms. It was like the ingredients were strategically planning to tickle my tongue once I took a bite. The soup alone provided a great experience for my tastebuds, but I added some salt and pepper on a whim, which turned that experience from great to magical. My tank was getting dangerously close to full at this point, but still I pushed on, hoping to top off my night

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Bulging at the waist, I figured it was my duty to finally request a dessert. There were pies — goodness, were there pies — apple crisp and pumpkin squares. Of the many pie flavors that I can remember (my memory appears to be slightly fogged due to food coma), there were apple, peach, blueberry, pumpkin and cherry. I took my chances on the blueberry, telling myself I only needed a bite or two to get the taste. Well, that didn’t happen. Before I knew it I was scraping my spoon across the plate trying to get every last detail. (I know what you’re thinking, but the Italian bread rule doesn’t apply to desserts — that’s just gross.) What I’m trying to say is, the pie was delicious. Five stars for Soup Nite!


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AUTOMOBILES NISSAN Sentra 2005, 1.8s, 100,000 miles, $4500. Call 203213-1409

MERCURY Grand Marquis 1999 Good shape! 83K miles, no rust Silver, 8cyl. Asking $4,000. Call 203-269-1334

Olds Intrigue 2000 Well maintained with highway miles. All service records. $1700 Or best offer. 203-284-0807

FINANCE Buy Here Pay Here Financing! Down pymts as low as $588 plus tax & reg, low weekly pymts, no finance charge, or credit check cars under $3000. Call 203-5305905, Cheap Auto Rental LLC.

PONTIAC Grand Prix SE1 2002 Stock# DR1115 $3,988 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

ROBERTS CHRYSLER DODGE Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles. 120 So. Broad St, Meriden, CT 203-235-1111 OLDSMOBILE ALERO GL 2001 4 Speed Automatic, 4 Cylinder. 146,373 mi. #DR1047 $3,488 BUY HERE - PAY HERE! (203) 269-1106


FORD FOCUS SE 2002 $3,888, 4 Speed Automatic 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

"PLEASE allow my 25+ years of Auto Sales at the Largest Chevrolet Cadillac Store in the northeast Assist you in your needs" Call Patton 203-598-5366


TOYOTA Camry 2003 LE 4DR, 4cyl 87K mls, sunroof. Mint Cond! All serviced! Must See! $7,825 or best offer. Call 203530-1055 TOYOTA Prius 2005, 64,000 miles, very good condition, 1 owner, well cared for, rare find, approximately 50 mpg, auto, $11,200. (860) 916-5259

HONDA Civic Coupe 2002 #917 In these tough economic times we understand how difficult it is to finance a new or used vehicle. Guaranteed Loan Approval Apply Now Jack Cos 1-866-879-1616

ACURA Integra 1992 - 178,000 miles, runs good. Needs some cosmetics. Reliable for around town use. Auto, PW & locks, moonroof. $899 Cash only! Serious inquiries only! 203-265-2525

BUICK LeSabre 1995 104k miles. Runs well. Pwr windows, AC, CD Player. New battery. $1695. Contact Mike (203) 627-3563



CHEVROLET Aveol LS 2008 Sedan 4DR. Like new! 5000K. Always garaged. $8,500. Call 860-798-4483 ask for Greg CHEVROLET Corvette 1989 coupe. Red w/red interior. AM/FM/CD player. Alloy wheels. New battery. New brakes. New tires. Rims. Excellent condition. $8500.00 (203)747-9866

Always a sale in Marketplace

PONTIAC Grand Prix 1999 GT silver 117,800 miles power windows and locks.Automatic good condition always taken care of runs great,just installed new water pump,radiator and battery.$2800/OBO (860)5385176

CHRYSLER Pacifica 2004 AWD, 49,000 miles, light blue with gray interior, cloth seats, 3rd row seating, CD player. Great family car in beautiful condition! $9,800 (860) 349-2363


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BULLDOGS, Boxes, Puggles, Huskies, German Shepherd, Dachsunds, Shih-tzu, Pekingese, Poodles, Chihuahuas, Schnoodles, Boston, Poms, Maltese, Malti-tzu’s & Peki-Tzu, Peki-shu, Yorkies $250+.

860-930-4001 DODGE CARAVAN 2001 $3,288 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

DODGE Durango 2002 4x4 SUV. Silver AM/FM/CD player. Third seat. Power windows. Pwr. seats. Exc cond. 85,000 miles $7,500 Call 203-949-1707 Mark


CONSTRUCTION EQUIP & TOOLS BACKHOE John Deere 510 1980 (4) brand new tires. Runs excellent. $10,500 or best offer. Call 860-349-1506

FANCY SEASONED Firewood. $220/cord delivered. Extra clean, split small, discount over 2 cords. (203) 631-2211, Mike.

MASONRY tools, scaffolding, planks, mixers, saws, miscellaneous tools. Call 203-710-1009


FURNITURE & APPLIANCES (3)PC Thomsville entertainment center, girl’s (4)pc twin BR set & sm oak entertainment center w/TV. Couch & love seat. 860-829-1241

AUTOMOBILES WANTED FREE 10WK MALE ALL BLK KITTEN VERY LOVING 203-6684179 CASH And/Or Tax deduction for your vehicle. Call

The Jewish Childrens Fund

FORD Explorer 2007 #559B 100% Guaranteed Loan Approval Apply Now 203-910-2360 Danielle

Junk cars, trucks, motorcycles. Free Pickup. Free Removal. Running or not.

203-631-0800 or 203-630-2510 AUTO PARTS 42” Wide x 40” high x 18” deep, 13 drawer rollaway tool chest. Fully stocked with automotive tools. Asking $1500 or best offer. Call (203) 238-2844

BOATS & MOTORS FORD P/U 1997 F-150 XLT Lariat 4x4 reg. cab. Lthr, gar. kept. Mint Cond! Must See! 1 of a kind! Org., 97K mls. $6,950 or best offer. Call 203-530-1055

GMC Sierra 1500 1996 1/2 ton pickup. Good condition. $2800. Call (203) 237-5940



Will Deliver (203) 284-8986


HORSE LOVERS EXCEPTIONAL riding opportunity in exchange for 6-8 hours per week. AM and PM time needed. Call: 203272-6593 or 203-213-8833

DR SET oak table, 6 high back chairs & lighted hutch w/glass shelving, $500. Slate-top pool table w/ Q’s, racks, balls incld, $500. Call 860-349-9533

DEPT 56 Snow Village 30 houses plus many accessories $250 for all. Boyd’s porcelain dolls - $10 ea. 203 238-3535.

MORKIE SILKIES - 4 males, 3 females. Vet checked, 1st shots. Ready to go. $450 & $500. Call (203) 500-1762

GREAT For cottage or basement. 8’ pine dining room table includes 2 leaves, $50. Beige couch, 8’ long with 7 piece sectionals to match, $200. Can be bought separately. Blond coffee table $25. (203) 238-1474

GERMAN SHEPHERD pups 100% German Shots & Dewormed. Parents here. $650 (203) 235-4329

POMERANIAN puppy 2months, female, mostly black w/a little white, 1st shots. $500 or best offer. Call 203-427-5037

POODLE PUPPIES, AKC Minis. 1 black female. 1 red male. 1 cream female. Ready November 4. Bred for quality and temperament. 203-272-5108 for information PUPPIES German Shepherd/Husky mix. Wormed, 1st shots. 12 weeks old. $500 each. 203-915-7950 RAGDOLL kittens, Blue-eyed beauties, rabbit-like fur, TicaSbt reg, blues and seals, first shots, $550. 860-329-9893

MUST Sell Moving- Black Lacquer Dining Room Set- Table, six chairs and double hutch for $800 or BO. Living Room Set 8 PiecesSofa, Loveseat, Chair, 2 end tables, Coffee table and 2 Lamps for $600 or BO. Console Set 2 piece- Mirror and Table. $45 or BO. Maytag Washer/Dryer $300 for both or $150 each or BO. Contact# 860-538-5176

REPAIRS Of all appliances. Washers, Dryers, Electric Stoves & Refrigerators.

Call (860) 214-4908 7am-6pm MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE CAKE Decorating Equipment & Supplies for sale - Best offer takes all! Call (203) 484-9528

GUSTAV Stickley Library Bookcase Desk, 4 Hitchcock Chairs, Two Oak Dressers, Pr. 7 ft Chestnut Columns, Pr French Drs, 3 Oak Mirrors, Barrister Bookcase, Mahog Writing Table, Oak Library Table, Mahog Pedestal Post, Parlor Table, 7 Drawer Oak Desk28”x50”, Hoosier Cab, Set (4) Blonde Parlor Tables, Pristine Oak & Caned Wheelchair & much more. (203) 634-4154



$$$ CA$H $$$ Estate sale service provided. Seeking: Antiques, Meridenmade items, lamps, paintings. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025

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


BEAGLE Purebred. Adorable. 8 weeks old - All males Raised in home w/kids. Tri-color. Great markings. Both parents on premises. Ready for a home. $400 Call and leave message (860) 747-1157.

CAR Battery Brand new Interstate. $65 CRAFTSMAN Scroll Saw Little use. 16”. $65 Call (203) 237-7434 SHIH TZU puppies, registered, parents on premise, 11wks old, 1 male, 5 females. Gorgeous coloring, Must See! $850. Call 203-379-7618

Find something that belongs to someone else? Find the owner with a Marketplace Ad!



CHAIR LIFT for 9 stairs (Including Landing). Works great! Approx 5 yrs old. Pd over $4000, sell for $750. Days 203-2377247. After 9pm 330-414-6089 CRAFTSMAN 10” radial arm saw, 10” table saw & misc. (860) 223-6077; 860-478-7013

ALWAYS Buying, Old, used and antique hand tools. Carpentry, machinist and workbench tools. If you have old or used tools that you are no longer using, call with confidence. Fair & friendly offers made in your home. Please call Cory 860613-1108

DORA Power Wheels 4 Wheeler with charger for a 1 year-old. $25. (203) 235-0513 WALNUT Grove Cemetery, Meriden. 4 Deeded Burial Plots. Section 27. For more info, call 860-573-5336



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

String Instruments

Repaired! For Children & Adults $25 per 1/2 hour. First lesson FREE! 30 yrs exp. We repair: Violins ● Violas ● Cellos ● Bass Bow Rehairing 203-294-0888

Voice Lessons

Cit itiz ize en CALL 877-238-1953 to place your ad TODAY

FISHING TACKLE. Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Call Dave anytime 860-463-4359

Flanders West Apts Southington

Studio & 1 Bedroom Apts Affordable apts for qualified applicants 50 yrs of age or older Small pets accepted Please call 860-621-3954 TTY 711

Piano Lessons Beginner to Intermediate De Fiore Vocal & Piano Studio Roberta (203) 630-9295


HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden - 1BR apt, 236 W. Main. $650 + sec. Heat & HW incl. Avail. immed! 203-938-3789

MERIDEN - 2 Bedroom Townhouse, nothing included. $995. Call 203-376-2160 or 203-2136175 MERIDEN Avallable modern 2 BR ranch unit. Stove, refrigerator, W/W carpet, garage, laundry. Off st. parking. $950/mo + utils. Sec & lease. Call 203-217-9229 MERIDEN Comfortable 1 BR Appliances, laundry, storage, AC and pool. Heat & HW included. $795/mo. 203-264-2555 MERIDEN East Side Condo 2BR. Fully applianced. No pets. No smoking. $875 (203) 235-4853 MERIDEN- Townhouse, 1.5 ba, LR/DR, kit, 2 BR, laundry rm. garage. No smoking/pets. $975 + security. Call 203-235-9214 MERIDEN-2BR Townhouse, quiet immac. 1.5BA, hkups, appls, W/W carpet, deck. No pet/smok. Good cred. Sec. 925+utils. 203-269-9755 eves SOUTHINGTON-Large 3BR townhouse, CAIR, full bsmt with W/D hkup, 1 full & 2 half baths. Utils not incld. Easy access to I-84 & 691. Refs & sec dep req’d. Call 860-621-2693 WALLINGFORD 1 BR unit in small complex. Recently remodeled. Lg Bdrm. Closets, storage, thermo windows. Washer dryer. $850. 1 mo sec. Good credit. Jim 203-631-2102 WALLINGFORD 1 BR unit in small complex. Recently remodeled. Lg Bdrm. Closets, storage, thermo windows. Washer dryer. $850. 1 mo sec. Good credit. Jim 203-631-2102

YALESVILLE On the Green 2BR, 2 bath. All appliances included. W/D. Gas heat. Exercise Facility, Patio & BBQ Area. No pets. $1200. Call 203-464-8066


The Southington FIREWOOD $225 per cord delivered. Cheshire and surrounding areas. All hardwood, cut & split. (203) 439-1253

E BERLIN 2 BR. 1 bath. All Utilities incl (elect, heat, water, cable, inet) Washer /dryer. Call Sarah 860-8692166. Avail Dec 7th. $1600

All Ages and Levels Welcome




Professional Violin Lessons &

SEASONED firewood, pickup or local delivery. Cut & split. Approx 16-18in. $200/cord; $125/half cord. 203-294-1775.

FITNESS Equipment For sale, new and used. Treadmills, Ellitical, Bikes, Free Weights, Multistations. 203-288-0407

CHEVY Trailblazer 2002. Excellent condition, tinted power windows A/C Newer brakes. 117,000 mi $7,500 or B/O. 860351-5913 leave message.

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

SEASONED Firewood $200 per cord Delivery available 203-376-2805

Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators & Stoves

WINTERIZING - All makes, I/O & Outboards, Boat Storage. Shrink Wrapping, Bottom Cleaning, Winterizing Supplies. Suburban Marine 203238-3232


$195 per cord. (203) 440-0402 or (860) 595-4159



Free Towing!


1 BR, 2 BR & Studio Starting at $595 per month. Heat & HW incl. Off street parking 203-886-7016

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden - 3 BR apt, 2 flrs, incl. garage. $925 + sec. & utils. 41 Warren St. 203-938-3789 MER LG 1BR, 2nd flr, W. Side, washer, dryer, stove & fridge incl. 2 rms private storage space included. $824/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm call 203-630-3823 MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. East Side, 3rd flr Studio, $150/wk+ sec. 1BR, 3rd fl, $195/wk+sec. 12pm-8pm 203630-3823 or MERIDEN - Spacious 3BR, 3rd flr. Newly renovated. Off st. parking. Big yard. $1000 + sec. 203-294-1229

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

2 BR Starting at $750. Heat & HW incl. Ask about 1 month free rent. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN 1BR newly renovated. Off-st-park., yd, storage. Pet bird ok. W/D hkup. Lndlrd next dr. $725/mo+sec. Credit ck. 203-235-5987

MERIDEN 1BR Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, sec & refs. No pets. 203- 239-7657 or 203-314-7300

MERIDEN 1BR Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, sec & refs. No pets. 203- 239-7657 or 203-314-7300 MERIDEN 2 BR - 2nd Floor So Colony St. Updated. Attic storage. WD hookups. Yard. No pets. Separate utilities. $800/ month + security. 203-809-4627 MERIDEN 2 BR, 1st Floor New bath. Stove & fridge. Clean & quiet. Nice yard. References & Security. $925/month 860-227-6363 MERIDEN 2bed, 1bath. 28 Orient Str, 2nd lvl, Avl 1st. 203379-7343 $785, sec. No pets/smoking. MERIDEN 2BR or 1BR w/office. Updated appl. heat and hw included, Off-street parking. Many updates. No pets. $865/mo + sec 203-626-2320 MERIDEN 2BR Recently remodeled! 30 Windsor Ave. $650/mo+utils. $1000 security deposit. Call 860-208-9567


Friday, October 29, 2010 — The Southington Citizen



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


HOUSE CLEAN Outs, Garages Basements, Attics, Yards Big or Small..... We Take It All Free Estimates. Call Ed. GARY Wodatch Demolition Services. Sheds, pools, decks, garages, concrete walks, patios, Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430 GARY Wodatch Debris removal of any kind. Homeowner’s, contractor’s, small dumpsters avail. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430 A & A Lawn Care- Free Estimiates. Dumpster rentals. Fall cleanups, mulch. Snowplowing. Tree, shrub, debris removal. #584101 Jim 203-237-6638

PROF Guttering cleaning along w/the down spouts. Free est. CT Reg #0619909. 203-715-2301

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

CARPENTRY WINTERIZATION - WINDOW & Door Replacement Repairs of all types. Additions, Decks, Garages, Finish bsmt, Complete Home Improvement. Free est. 203-238-1449 # 578107

POLISH woman can clean your house, office with care. 2nd cleaning 15% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. Kasia 860-538-4885 COMPLETE Cleaning service. Family business. Perfectly clean your home, apartments, condos, offices, schools. or phone Ron 203-558-8319 or 203-238-3303


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

For All Your Junk Removal Needs 203-886-5110


HEDGE TRIMMING RICK’S AFFORDABLE Clean-ups, brush, tree & pricker removal. Hedge trimming. Much, much more. 15 yrs exp. 203-530-4447.

HEDGE TRIMMING No Hedge/shrub too big, small or tall. Fully Ins. Free estimates. Quality Landscaping, LLC. WWW.QLSLLC.COM Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118 GARY Wodatch Lawn & Landscaping Complete Fall clean-ups. Quick Courteous Srv. Est ‘85. All calls returned. Lic ins. #566326. 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430 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

MASONRY JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 26 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498 JACK Biafore, LLC Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. Family Owned for 90+yrs #623849 (203) 537-3572 DAVEY MASONRY 20 Yrs Exp. Stone & brick walls. All Repair work. Fully insured. Free estimates. CT Reg. #567143 203-757-8366 or 203-768-3300


A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS CT Reg #606277. DON’T MOVE - IMPROVE! Free estimates. 203-631-1325


DON’T Freeze this WINTER! Call Duane Plumbing, heating & cooling. Annual furnace & boiler tune-ups & cleanings. Quality work. Major credit cards. Low rates. 203-3798944 #400335-S1 ABSOLUTE BEST Prices! John Mansolf Plumbing & Heating. 25 Years Experience. Licensed & Insured. 10% Senior Citizen Discount Call 203-815-6276


JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We clean Estates, homes, attics, bsmts, gar, yard. Fall Clean-Ups ***Free estimates*** 203-535-9817/860-575-8218 20% OFF JOBS OVER $100


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


NEW ENGLAND TREE SERVICE Firewood, Tree Removal, pruning, stump grinding, bucket truck. Fully insured. Free estimates. Office: 203-671-8950 JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Fall Cleanups - Snow Removal Top Quality Work. Fully Lic’d & ins’d.


FALL Clean up service we do it all for you curb pick up, hedges, pruning, weeding, gutters Ins Lic 0619909 203-715-2301 EXTREME LANDSCAPING Fall Cleanups, Vac Truck, Hedge Trim & more. Snowplowing. Com/Res. Great rates. Free estimates. Call Walter 203-619-2877 DE CA LANDSCAPING ● Patios & Decks ● Walkways ● Leaf & Snow Removal We provide reliable service. (203) 630-1294 (203) 886-6566 Ins., Free Estimates. CT #624716 A & A Lawn Care-Call now for fall cleanups & snowplowing. Hedge trimming, tree, shrub, debris removal. #584101 Free estimates. Jim 203-237-6638

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

PLUMBING FAHEY PLUMBING & HEATING (203) 235-1383 Owner on every job. All calls answered & appts kept. Make sure your heat is ready for winter. Days, nights, wknds same reas. price.

LAWN & GARDEN FALL CLEAN-UPS No job too big or small. Vacuum service available Please call 203-630-2152

DON’T Flush money down the drain, call Duane Plumbing, heating. Quality work, low rates Major credit cards accptd. 203379-8944 lic. #283401 P1

CT Reg #616311


CURBSIDE PICKUP RICK’S AFFORDABLE Fall Clean-ups, brush/tree removal, curbside vac truck, tree & pricker removal. 11 yrs exp. 203-530-4447.

ABSOLUTE BEST Prices! John Mansolf Plumbing & Heating. 25 Years Experience. Licensed & Insured. 10% Senior Citizen Discount Call 203-815-6276


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

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

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MASONRY IF YOU MENTION THIS AD Leaves & yard clean-ups, Clean Estates, home, attic, bsmt, garage. Free estimate. 203-535-9817/860-575-8218

W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry. CT Reg # 0626708 Call 203-235-4139

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

203-639-0032 Fully licensed/insured. CT Reg.# 577319

CT Reg. #516790


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

203-639-0032 Fully license/insured. CT Reg# 577319

FIDERIO & SONS Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrms, additions. 203-237-0350. CT Reg. #516790 CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT Siding Roofing Windows Remodeling Decks Gutters Addtions Credit Cards Accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455

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


MACHINE SHOP Machining ▲ Welding, Steel, Aluminum, Stainless ▲Cylinder Rod Straightening, Rechrome, Repacking ▲Brake Drum and Rotor Turning ▲Construction & Farm Repairs ▲Jet Equipment Sales & Service K&D Machine Services. Meriden (203) 238-4714 ▲General

The Powerwashing Kings OTHERS Wash - WE CLEAN! Gutter black lines & streaks, Green Mold, Black Mildew, Dirt, Grease & Grime... GONE! 203-631-3777 860-839-1000

Gonzalez Construction




V. NANFITO Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634

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

Gonzalez Construction SHEAR PERFECTION Painting & Powerwashing, LLC Commercial, Residential. CT#628598 (203) 631-7729



Residential/Commerical. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

203-639-0231 Lic. & ins. Free est. Work performed by owner. CT Reg #602521


203-639-0231 Lic. & ins. Free est. Work performed by owner. CT Reg #602521





Roofing, Siding & Gutters

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

V. NANFITO Roofing, Siding, Windows, Decks Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634


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


CASCIO MASON Chimney Repair, Sidewalks, Pavers, Walls, Brick Work, etc. Will Beat Anybody’s Price #611774. 203-935-6213

HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM Seamless Gutters/Downspouts Gutter cleaning/repairs Call today for free estimate. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084




CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT Siding Roofing Windows Remodeling Decks Gutters Addtions Credit Cards Accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455


SNOW PLOWING #1 AFFORDABLE COMMERCIAL ONLY RICK 203-630-2642 GARY WODATCH Snowplowing Services Commercial and Residential. 24 hour service. 30 years experience. CT Reg #0620397. Call 860-558-5430

Commercial Plowing Parking lots, condos, industrial. Loader/Salt. Quality Landscaping, LLC. Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118

TREE SERVICES YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. Firewood Available 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159 NEW ENGLAND TREE SERVICE Firewood, Tree Removal, pruning, stump grinding, bucket truck. Fully insured. Free estimates. Office: 203-671-8950

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 29 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775 GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430

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

JANATORIO WINDOW WASHING 1500SF home for $99. Serving all of CT. Free estimates! Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-440-1328


The Southington Citizen — Friday, October 29, 2010

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

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

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN-2BR, 3rd flr, clean, appl $625/mo+ sec. 172 Mt. Pleasant St. Off-st-parking. Call 860-384-9811 MERIDEN-3BR, spacious 1st flr, stove/refrig, fireplace, ample parking. Washer & dryer avail. No pets. $1100. 203-376-1259

MERIDEN-Spacious 2BR Appls, parking, no pets. Good loc. Credit & refs. 25 Griswold St. 1st flr. $850. 203-238-1890 MERIDEN. Studio apt, downtown on bus line. $499/mo, utilities not included. No pets. 203-982-3042.

Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

Brand New Beautiful 1 Bedroom Apartments in Berlin For Active Adults 55 and better

Only $950 Heat, Hot and Cold Water Included Central air! Intercom system! Fully applianced kitchens On-site laundry! with frost free refrigerator, Library with computer range with self cleaning oven, workstation! dishwasher, garbage disposal! Ample on-site parking! Community room with fireplace Picnic area with grill! and full service kitchen! 24-hr. maintenance! Secure three-story building with elevators!

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(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 2BR, 1st Floor Parking place available. Heat & HW included. 347-235-5139 or 203-238-3311 MERIDEN 2BR, 1st flr. nicely remodeled. Hdwd flrs. Off st. parking. Laundry rm. Huge fenced in yard. Avail 12/1. $875 /mo. Prescott St. 203-634-6550 MERIDEN 3 BR, 2nd Fl. Clean. $850. 31 Twiss St. (203) 235-0274-leave message. MERIDEN 3 BR. Newly renovated. Stove & fridge incl. 1st, 2nd & 3rd FL $950-$1050. Separate utils. Pets considered. Owner/Agent 203-996-1719 MERIDEN Applications being accepted for spacious, newly renovated apartment. 1 BR, LR, Kitchen & Bath. Refrigerator, stove, heat, hot water, electricity & AC incl. $700. 1st, last & security. No pets. Off st parking. One year lease & credit ck. 203-237-8000 or 860-989-4209

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN Large, nice 3 BR. Quiet area. $1000 per month. 203-886-9902 MERIDEN STUDIO APARTMENT 3rd Floor. Newly remodeled BR. New carpet. Heat & electricity included. No pets. $750 per month. Call 203- 535-8370 MERIDEN STUDIO Appliances, Galley Kitchen. Tile and Carpet. Heat & hot water incl. $675/mo. No pets. Secure building. (203) 537-2672 MERIDEN- 1BR plus spacious loft. Large remodeled kitchen, great neighborhood, Off st. parking, comfy & quiet. No pets. $850/ mo. incl. utils. Call 203-630-3441 MERIDEN- 2BR newly remodeled. Hardwood floors. freshly painted. East side. $725/mo. No pets. Available now. Call 203-500-9080 or 203-235-5364 MERIDEN- 5 rooms, 2 Bdrm, 1st floor, Eat-in Kit., near town center. Avail 11/15 $600/mo + 1 mo sec. Call 203-537-3572.

MERIDEN Clean 1 br 2nd FL $850 Utilities included. Off st Parking. Sec 8 OK. Call Will 203-213-2639

MERIDEN- Fully Furnished 3 Rooms, 1 BR, LR, kitchen. Private bath. $675 per month. Lease & security deposit required. Call 203-238-9772

MERIDEN Clean 2 BR House Jacuzzi/Bar area. WD hookup. Full basement. Garage. Storage. Many updates. Private. $895 Call Jonah 203-430-0340

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

MERIDEN LG. 1ST FLR 2BR, 1300 SF. Lg kit. & DR, w/d hkup, off st park, back yard. 221 Camp St. $925/mo. Sect 8 appr’d. No pets. 860-982-6585

MERIDEN-1BRS. All appliances & hot water incl 2 mo. sec.. No pets. Coin op laundry. 1095 Old Colony Rd. Showings 9-11 am. 203-581-3620

MERIDEN MOVE IN SPECIAL Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841

MERIDEN-2BR, Miller St. Separate elec. Heat incld. 1yr lease. Refs req’d. $900/mo. Section 8 approved. Call 203-257-8403 or 203-377-2704

MOVE IN SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $750/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Call for info 203-639-4868 PLANTSVILLE Mansion - (2) 1BR apts, New appls. Pergo flrs. Porch. Inexpensive utils. Big yard, $700-$800/mo. Nice location. Sm. pet Ok. 203-910-4349 SOUTHINGTON - 2nd flr, 2BR, sun porch. Kitchen appliances incl. W/D hookups. New tile floors in kitchen & bath. Gas heat & hw (not incl). Off st. parking. $800/mo. + sec. 860-378-3935 SOUTHINGTON - 3BR Raised Ranch in quiet neighborhood. Nice lg. yard. Central AC. $2100/mo. Avail. Dec 10th. Call (860) 517-8357

SUMMER BROOK APTS Recently Remodeled 1BR - $725, 2 BR - $850-$875, 3BR - $1050 Incl. heat, HW, off st parking Income Guidelines Apply Applications can be obtained at 35CC Darling St. Southington 860-621-1700 EHO Financed by CHFA Creative Management & Realty Co., Inc. TORRANT HOUSE APARTMENTS Housing for families, elderly and disabled Applications now being accepted for this HUD/CHFA financed housing development. If you are interested in filling out an application, call or stop by the Rental Office between 7:30 am and 3:30pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 118 Broad Street, Plainville, CT 06062. (860) 747-4405. TDD 1-800-545-1833 Ext 141 Must be income eligible. WALLINGFORD - 1 BR apartments. Nothing included. Center St. $675. Call 203-376-2160 or 203-213-6175 WALLINGFORD - 1BR, 2nd flr, stove, fridge, heat & HW incl. No pets. $775+ sec. Call (203) 430-4373 WALLINGFORD - Quiet 2BR, near I-91. Ample closets. Off st. parking. Washer/Dryer in unit. No pets. $925/mo. + utils. Call 203-269-6297

APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD-1st flr, 2BR, appl’s, W/D hkup. Move-in cond! $775/mo. 203-269-0509 WALLINGFORD-4Rm, 2BR duplex, off-st-parking. No pets. $800/mo+utils. Credit check. 203-284-1853 WALLINGFORD-Clean 1BR, 2nd flr. New kit., & appls. No smoking/No pets. Avail now. $650+ sec. Easy access to town & highways. 203-915-5980


MERIDEN $119,900 Large home with lots of possibilities. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths & 2 car garage. All on big lot. Call to see!

Judy (203) 235-3300

SOUTHINGTON. 2BR, 2 bath, LR, kit, finished basement, garage, working fireplace, shed. Great yard. Walk to park and school. Completely renovated interior & exterior. Very energy efficient. $199,999. Call (860) 681-5710

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN 1 large BR for Rent Utilities included. Apartment to share. $500. (917) 406-3478

HELP WANTED MERIDEN $119,900 Large home with lots of possibilities. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths & 2 car garage. All on big lot. Call to see! Judy 203-235-3300

MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or

NORTH HAVEN Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV, furn’d. Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333 WLFD- LOVELY Furnished Lge. BR. Wired for computer. Laundry done. Use of bath, kit, rec rm. Quality area. 203-269-8166

GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT MERIDEN- Garage for rent. Approx 10’x22’. $85/mo. North Broad St area. 860-841-6455

WLFD $309,900 Exceptional opportunity! 3 family home in excellent condition! Updated interior, new and separate utilities. 2 car garage and central air. Linda 203-265-5618

STORES & OFFICES FOR RENT WALLINGFORD - Downtown. 280-380SF offices. Close to banks & post office. Heat included. $350-$400/mo. 203265-4525 or 203-269-1723

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL RENTALS MERIDEN-Well insulated block construction buliding with 14 x 14 overhead door and walk door. 16 ft ceiling block with 3 phase power , office, bathroom, gas heat and fenced yard. Zoned for construction/ construction repair 2 identical bays available. Please call with questions or for a showing John at 203-509-6055. Located on Hanover Street. $900 per month each bay.

MERIDEN $315,000 3BR, 2.5 bath Colonial on cul-de-sac in So. Meriden. Very spacious open fl plan is perfect for entertaining. Has walk-out bsmt, great size bdrms, & nice yard. Call Toni 203235-3300

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Kensington Congregational Church is seeking candidates for the Administrative Assistant position. Approximately 20 hours per week, Monday through Friday, a.m. Summer hours, 3 days per week (12 hrs). Historic church built in 1712 with an active and growing congregation in the Kensington section of Berlin. Looking for individual with strong interpersonal, organizational and computer skills. Resumes should be sent via US mail to: Kensington Congregational Church c/o Hiring Committee 312 Percival Ave Kensington, Ct 06037 ANALYZE BUSINESS all data processing problems for application to electronic data processing systems particular to the health care insurance industry. Insure all procedures comply with requirements of Free Rider System. Analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations. Analyze and recommend commercially available software. May work at unknown future job sites anywhere in the U.S Requires 4 yrs of exp. in programming and software development. Including Free Rider System. Reply to HR, Dhansol Solutions, LLC. 42 Summerhill Rd. Wallingford, CT 06492.

Caregivers/CNAs/HHAs Immediate Openings ● Flexible hours ● Live-in or hourly ● 401k / 80% paid medical 1-888-844-4442


WALLINGFORD 130 Clifton Street 1st FL. 5 Rms. Hardwood/Tile Fl. Garage. Eat-in kitchen. $950. (203) 430-6896

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OPEN House 30 Seneca Rd 4 bed./2 bath. 1602sf. $269000. Sunday Noon-3 p.m. Finished basement.Completely remodeled.Custom Cabinets. Granite Countertops. One Car Garage. Spacious. All-new appliances Paul 203-650-8149 .


CREDIT & COLLECTIONS Full Time. Experienced, high energy person able to handle retail /commercial collections with “soft” yet effective technique. You will perform retail /commercial credit checks, initiate collection calls and correspondence, analyze & resolve issues in billing/payments, and respond to customer inquiries regarding status of accounts. Competitive salary and benefits. Send resume with salary requirements to Record-Journal Box 95P, 11 Crown St, Meriden, CT 06450.

MIDDLEFIELD-Lot for Sale! 2.27 acres, end of cul-de-sac, prvt rd. Asking $160,000. Call 860-349-1506

WLFD. Avail now. Scenic 2nd flr efficiency. Appliances, off street parking, yard, patio. Good credit. No pets/smoking. $675. Sec dep. 203-269-9755

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WALLINGFORD- 2BR, 2nd floor, $900 + Sec. Good credit. W/D hookup. No utilities. No pets. 203-553-5555

MERIDEN- New & existing homes, condos, land. Visit our website. Galleria RE 203-671-2223

LOTS & ACREAGE WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770

WALLINGFORD 1 BR 3rd Fl. Fully remodeled, C-Air & heat. EIK, new appls & cabinets. Off st parking. Washer & Dryer. No pets. $750. 203-272-3855

WALLINGFORD 2 BR. Great location near Choate. Off st parking. Washer & dryer incl Nice, bright apt. 3rd fl. $900/ mo + utils & sec. 203-379-6282


cash! GET THINGS MOVING WITH THE MARKETPLACE! CT DCP HCA. 0000101 CREDIT & COLLECTIONS Full time. Experienced, high energy person able to handle retail/commercial collections with “soft” yet effective technique. You will perform retail/ commercial credit checks, initiate collection calls and correspondence, analyze & resolve issues in billing/payments, and respond to customer inquiries regarding status of accounts. Competitive salary and benefits. Send resume with salary requirements to Record-Journal Box 95 11 Crown St, Meriden, CT 06450

CT GYMNASTICS ACADEMYLooking for PT Class Instructors & Team Coaches. Competitive pay. Call for info. Wallingford 203-269-7464

Internet Sales Representative “Do you want the best of both worlds? At the Record-Journal, we combine innovation with longevity. Become part of our award-winning New Media team while enjoying the stability of a thriving, 143-year-old family-owned company.” The Record-Journal is looking for an energetic, creative, forward thinking individual to work full time to champion the sales efforts for its digital publications. While programming knowledge is not required, the right individual must have sales experience and a comprehensive understanding of online advertising. You will provide: *Demonstrated sales experience with a history of attaining goals *Ability to work closely with sales staff making joint sales calls *Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously while being mindful of making revenue goals for each *Ability to converse with advertisers about both digital and print-based advertising campaigns *An enthusiasm for finding new opportunities to package our local content to help local and national advertisers market their organizations. We will provide: *Team Atmosphere with members working towards common goals *Opportunity for growth *Competitive compensation package & benefits. If the opportunity to be a leader in our successful, community-minded organization excites you, forward your resume to: Attn: Heather Cianciullo New Media Sales Position 11 Crown Street Meriden CT 06450 or email: hcianciullo@


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CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRE SENTATIVE Needed for a Large Property and Casualty Insurance Agency. License preferred, however will train qualified candidate. Must have excellent interpersonal and computer skills. Please send resume to: P.O. Box 927, Wallingford, CT 06492

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GENERATOR-X Must enjoy loud music and be able to work with opp. sex Looking for fun/exciting guys & gals to work in factory outlet. Full time & perm work available. No experience necessary. We train. ● Customer Service Reps ● Appointment Setters ● Manager Trainees INTERVIEWING 1ST 100 CALLERS Call Today Start Tomorrow 860-329-0316

Candidate must possess the right people skills, be ambitious and a self starter; organized and detailoriented. Sales experience preferred but we will train the right person. Reliable vehicle necessary (mileage reimbursed). Our company is growth-oriented and progressive. We offer a positive work environment and a commitment to customer service. Excellent compensation package includes 401k, medical insurance, etc. If you believe you are the right person for us, send your resume by mail or e-mail to:


COMPANY Expansion-Various FT positions available. Appliance Outlet 203-759-0621 IF you are looking for a great place to work, an opportunity to earn money and learn a little about insurance, call: Tatia Winecoff, Agent, State Farm Insurance Wallingford 203-269-9330 Fax 203-269-9331 Fluency in English and Spanish are a Plus! Equal Opportunity Employer NATIONAL FILTER MEDIA is hiring for the following positions: Receptionist/Office Assistance Various office duties. Full time. M-F. 8:30-5:00 $10/hour


INSURANCE CSR, F/T. Small C/L & Group clients. Benefits. Exp req. Applied Sys a plus. Email resume & salary req:

Production Management Report directly to GM. Responsible for mgmt of material planning, inventory control, lean mfg initiatives & utilization of ERP/MPR. Provide leadership to mfg operations & monitor production. 15+ years exp in mfg w/supervisory background. Lean mfg. Vantage for Erp Epicor. Aerospace assembly required. Composite experience a plus. For details call AR Mazzotta 203 949-4242.

Brian Monroe Advertising Dept

HELP WANTED OPTICAL SALES Eyeglass Dept. For private clinic. Experience required. Knowledge of selection, ordering, verifying, adjusting, dispensing and minor repairs. Familiarity with vision plans and computer helpful. Resume/ references to SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGERPositive work environment. Financial incentives. Opportunity for advancement. Manage purchasing, ship/ rec, logistics, inventory. Strong supervisory skills. Exp in aerospace or other mfg. ERP Systems. AS 9100, NADCAP experience preferred, APICS certification a plus. 10 yrs exp in purchasing, inv control. For details call AR Mazzotta 203 949-4242

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ROOFER Commercial w/5 years experience in EPDM, Hot or Commercial Shingling. Must pass drug test. Top Pay/Benefits. New England Masonry, 146 Sheridan Dr., Naugatuck. (203) 729-2266 AA/EOE

LINE Cook Needed FT/PT Italian Restaurant. Experience Necessary. Call 203- 996-1959 TOWN FAIR TIRE Has full & part time Tire Tech/Tire Changer positions available. Must have valid driver’s license. Apply in person at 994 North Colony Rd Wallingford.

Factory Help Full Time. M-F 6:30am-3:00 Offers Full Benefits; 401K Apply in person 9 Fairfield Blvd, Wlfd

OKAY Industries is a well-established, successful, growing and highly regarded manufacturer of precision stamped components and assemblies is currently hiring for the following positions: TOOL AND DIE MAKERS: Candidates must have the proven ability to troubleshoot complex progressive dies and be an authority in making tooling components efficiently. Must also be capable of assembling the most complex progressive dies and have leadership skills to lead a group through new complex tool builds. 10+ years exp. a must. QUALITY ENGINEER: Candidates must be hands on and will interact with all functional areas of the company to develop new programs and improve ongoing operations. Must have exp. with Gage Design/layout inspections/ control plan creation, APQP, DOE, PPAP, FMEA, supplier management and calibration exp. 7+ years exp a must. Send resumes to: Human Resources Okay Industries, Inc. PO Box 2470 New Britain, CT 06050 or e-mail Fax: 860-225-7047

OIL BURNER TECHNICIAN Around the Clock Heating & Cooling, Inc. is seeking a Ct B2 licensed residential oil burner technician. Competitive salary, 401K, medical benefits, paid vacation & holidays. Please call 203-239-2226 to set up a confidential interview.

REPORTER The Record-Journal is seeking a reporter to cover local news in Southington. Involves writing stories and some multimedia work. Position is full time and includes some night and weekends. All levels of experience will be considered. Please send cover letter, resume and a minimum of 3 clippings to New Editor Michael Misarski at: mmisarski@ or Record-Journal Attn: Michael Misarski 11 Crown Street Meriden, CT 06450 or call (203) 317-2241 The Record-Journal is an equal opportunity employer.

MEDICAL CAREERS DENTAL ASSISTANT. FT Position in Wallingford available for experienced dental assistant. Hours are Mon & Tues 7:15-6:30; Thurs 7:15-4: 30 Fri 7:15-12:30. Please fax resume to 203-269-0828 or email

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Housekeeper This position will perform all general housekeeping duties as required throughout the hospital. Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions required. Previous floor care experience a plus. Previous institutional cleaning experience a plus. Positions available. ● 1 full-time position ● Per diem positions ● Per diem weekend only

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