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The Southington

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Volume 7, Number 45

Southington’s Only Hometown Newspaper

Families remember loved ones through memory quilt

Snowy Halloween Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Hagen

Children on Crest Road in Southington do not let a power outage stop them from trick or treating on Halloween. They went out during the day on Oct. 31.

By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen

Youth emphasizes mind over matter in fundraiser for friend By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen

Billy Thomson will never forget the text message he received from his friend, Mike Carrier, on Aug. 19, at 11:43 a.m. “I got cancer, man,” were the words that hit Thomson hard, that made him do something to help Carrier, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma just this past sum-

Village Green Halloween Photo courtesy of Erin Wood Photography

The children in the 4-yearold morning class at Village Green Nursery School, 37 Main St., visit their “Grandfriends” at Lincoln Lewis Terrace for some Halloween fun. The children wore silly hats and entertained their friends with favorite fall and Halloween songs in exchange for holiday of treats. More Halloween photos on page 36.

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mer after graduating Southington High School in 2011. Thomson’s idea then came into fruition, when he decided he would sell bracelets and bumper stickers with the phrase “mind over matter” written on them. The proceeds would all go towards Carrier and his family. “I called a couple of my mom’s friends who See Fundraiser, page 14

Sometimes in death, the gift of life can be passed on through organ and tissue donation. During the month of November, Southington Library has chosen to display a quilt of “Loving Squares,” sponsored by LifeChoice Donor Services, to commemorate and memorialize those who have donated organs or

tissues. “I just think it’s a wonderful thing to help bring to the public,” said Jeanne Chmielewski, technical assistant and adult program coordinator at the library. “They forget there are ways to help people that are in need.” On this particular quilt, three Southington residents are remembered: Aldo

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Voters approve middle school projects By Stephanie O’Connell Special to The Citizen Voters Tuesday overwhelmingly approved spending $85 million to renovate and expand DePaolo and Kennedy middle schools.

The referendum question passed 4,697 to 2,215. Early in the voting, supporters of the projects were worried, as the numbers were running against the proposal. Democ-

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, November 11, 2011

Reunions give former classmates a chance to reminisce about school days By Julie Sopchak and Robin Lee Michel The Southington Citizen

It may be 65 years ago that the Lewis High School Class of 1946 graduated but the good old days have not been forgotten. In late September, the former classmates gathered for a lunch at Hawk’s Landing Country Club and viewed the table of memorabilia, including yearbooks and the school newspaper, “The Emblem.” A photograph display showed the pictures of their fellow graduates who have died. Since they first graduated, a reunion has been held every five years. However, some guests don’t wait for the official events to socialize. Vivian (Miller) Moore was

one of the 26 class members who attended. “We get together as often as we can. It was a good class,” she said. Vee Wallace Celello traveled from California to participate. She stayed with her sister-in-law, Joan Wallace, who still lives in Southington. Celello recalled the fun they had in school at dances, football games and other activities; she was a cheerleader and in the Glee Club. Norma Zygmunt, who organized the reunion with the help of a committee, said the gatherings are important for people to stay in touch. It takes a lot of work but the reunions are really appreciated, she said. Of the 81 people who were in the Class of 1946, 44 have died. After the luncheon a group photo was taken. At-

Lewis High School Class of 1941

Lewis High School Class of 1946

First Congregation al introduces new pastor The Rev. Ronald B. Brown, senior pastor of First Congregational Church of Southington, 37 Main St., Brown was officially installed at the church on June 6. He was misidentified in a photo published in the Oct. 28 issue of The Southington Citizen.

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“It’s not actually a reunion,” he said. “It’s a get-together because so many of them are out of state, some people even close by don’t come anymore.” The reunion luncheon was held at the Manor Inn on Sept. 25 at noon. Carolyn Nemac Winner, Don Fries, Priscilla Lacoursere Lippett, Jennie Marciniec Urillo, Joe


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tendees included Betty Arcano, Eleanor Bandeecki, Bernice Brady, al Bussett, Ruthann Bussett, Marge Cushing, Kathy D’Addio, Shirley Goldsmith, Cathy Hapis, Kay Kalwat, Ed Kordys, Ed Kusek, Bob Leach, Vivian Moore, Jean Scovotto, Rodney Schebel, Gerry Von Daacke, Virginia Wallace and Norma Zygmunt. Also this fall, after 70 years, about 18 members of the Lewis High School Class of 1941 sat down together once again to celebrate the last official reunion held by the class. With an average age of 88 years old, fewer members of the class have come to the reunions, which have been held as frequently as every year, as opposed to every five. Class member John Galayda, of Southington, said of the original 110 graduating members of the class, most of them have either died or moved away from the area. “We used to have them every five years, but now at our age, a lot of us don’t last for five years, so we figured we’d go out to a little dinner every year,” said Galayda, who said he’s been to just about every reunion. He said at this point, the reunions have become more of a small get-together.

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Southington woman appointed chairwoman of LeadingAge Connecticut

The Connecticut Association of Not-for-profit Providers for the Aging is now LeadingAge Connecticut. The name change was launched at the 51st Annual Meeting held on Oct. 11 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. The new name aligns the state association with its national partner, LeadingAge, and results from a comprehensive study on how together they can expand the world of possibilities for aging. Patricia Walden, vice president of Central Connecticut Senior Health Services in New Britain and Southing-

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State organization honors construction professionals from local area By Robin Lee Michel The Southington Citizen

Several men with local ties were among those who were recognized by the Associated General Contractors of Connecticut for their excellence in the commercial construction industry. On Oct. 13, the Associated General Contractors of Connecticut held its Seventh Annual Industry Recognition Awards Dinner to honor nine professionals who exhibit leadership, commitment and excellence in their careers. The awards in nine different categories of design and con-

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STEPS youth organize tree planting at park By Kimberly Primicerio Special to The Citizen

The first of many STEPS trees was planted at Recreation Park last month. After working the proposal through multiple town boards, the members of the marketing, advertising and public relations subgroup of the Southington Townwide Effort to Promote Success saw their hard work pay off with a symbolically significant tree now a fixture at a park in town. Seven members of the group gathered along the pond at Recreation Park and

shoveled dirt on the ivory silk lilac tree that was planted earlier in the day by Assistant Parks Superintendent Mike Manware. “This is our baby; we’ve been working on this project for close to half a year,” said Southington High School junior Joe Rogus, who is on the STEPS Youth Council. “The tree is symbolic ... it’s material acknowledgement of STEPS.” Rogus said the tree, donated by Ali’s Nursery, represents the outdoors, staying active and healthy, the same themes promoted by STEPS. The ivory silk tree will ma-

ture to 20 to 25 feet and flower during the springtime. It’s located by the pond at Recreation Park near several other seedlings. Students took turns passing three shovels to one another, dug into soil and gently dumped the dirt around the tree. “For something so simple, we had to go through a lot,” freshman Austin Sullivan said. “We presented our idea to town, we went to Public Works, we did a few presentations to boards.” After getting the OK from the Parks

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Quilt Continued from page 1 Ragozzino, Anand Vyas and Gilson “Buddy” Warner III. Ragozzino, who died in 2000, was only 34 when he died tragically, though in his death, he was able to give the gift of sight to two people through his donated corneas. “It just gives me comfort that somehow part of him lives on,” said Pam Ragozzino, Aldo’s widow. “Not only in our memories, but someone who’s actually able to benefit from the gift he gave and their life is that much better.” Ragozzino said her husband had decided to be a donor (corneas, specifically) because of what Pam did for a living, which was work for a corneal transplant surgeon. “One of the things that I would do in my job is I would be kind of on call after hours to drive up to the airport and pick up a donated cornea that was flown in from anywhere around the country and bring it into the office for a transplantation for someone the

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The square representing Aldo Ragozzino on the Loving Squares quilt at the Southington Library is a drawing made by Ragozzino’s daughter, Katelyn, who was 5 at the time of her father’s death.

next day,” Ragozzino said. “And we’d go together, he’d drive with me, and we talked about that and that’s something that he knew firsthand as much as he could and

something that he felt he wanted to do.” She said after her husband’s death, two quilt squares were made in his memory. One made by

Ragozzino herself, which had a photo of him and a piece of her wedding gown. The other is a drawing by her daughter, who was 5 years old at the time of her father’s death. Ragozzino said the drawing is the one that is on display at the library. “I think it’s a great thing to do and it’s something that isn’t needed anymore by the tragic loss of whoever it is that you loved,” Ragozzino

A photo of Anand Vyas is on the Loving Squares quilt at the Southington Library along with his birth and death dates.

said. “But it can benefit somebody else and make their life that much more meaningful.” Vyas, also represented on the quilt, was just 31 when he died suddenly in 2006. His mother, Taru Vyas, and the family decided to have a square to represent her son because it would be a good way to remember him. “It all happened suddenly, but then when they contacted me and told me about the quilt, it was something I thought that we would re-

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Voters Continued from page 1

rats backing the school improvements attributed that to parents of children in the school system not voting until the late afternoon or at night, after dinner. School Superintendent Joseph V. Erardi Jr. had been pushing hard for approval. Along with school board members, Erardi made 32 presentations over the past year on the project, many attended by the public. “It’s great news for us,” said Erardi, on Tuesday night. “Southington continues to write a story for the state to pay attention to, for New England to pay attention

to and for this country to pay attention. It speaks to our commitment to our children to pass with a margin of over 2-1 in these times. This is a very special community in regards to public schools and children.” The project is scheduled to start in June 2013 and be completed by June 2015. Talk of renovating the middle schools started 13 years ago. The schools are more than 50 years old and do not meet the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The renovation project would restore the schools to “like new” condition. “Like new” refers to the stipulations of a Connecticut law that provides towns and school districts increased

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During a presentation about the middle school renovation and expansion project, school board officials gather around the plan. From left are Joseph V. Erardi Jr., superintendent of schools, and board members Colleen W. Clark, Terri C. Carmody, Patricia P. Johnson and Jill Notar-Francesco. state-reimbursement eligibility if they choose to renovate a school rather than build a new one, according to literature distributed by the Southington Executive PTO Council. “After nearly 60 years

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Department, the group was excited and ready to see their tree. “This means a lot to us,” Sullivan said. “It symbolizes what STEPS is all about and

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experience specializing in general contracting projects and demolition. He has worked on some of the largest and well-known construction projects in the state including the Yale Rudolph Building renovation, projects at Pfizer in Groton, the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Rentschler Field football stadium in East Hartford, the parking garage and building expansion at Mohe-

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we’re working with the community.” The group hopes to plant trees in different areas of town in the future, said Nancy Boccuzzio, said STEPS co-chairwoman. “We’re growing great kids and great trees.”


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off his back for any one of his friends, so I knew it was just something I had to do for him because he’s helped every one of us through so much.” Thomson, on the lacrosse team now, said the team always shows support for Carrier, no matter what they are doing. “Our entire lacrosse team this year, everything we do,” Thomson said. “When we’re in the weight room, no matter where we are, our chant is always ‘2-5,’ that was his [lacrosse] number all four years.” Thomson said after Carrier graduated, he was accepted into the honors program at Central Connecticut State University, but those plans

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had to go on hold once he was diagnosed. “When he found out about that, he found out he couldn’t attend college because his treatments wouldn’t allow him to stay on top of everything,” Thomson said. As for the text message, Thomson said he uses it as motivation, to remember the struggles his friend is going through. He said he will not delete the message until Carrier goes into remission. “I remember why I’m doing it,” Thomson said. “Because Mike would have done it for any of us, so it’s just something little I thought I could do show him support.” In the three weeks or so that Thomson has been selling the BLUE bracelets, he said the first batch of about 500 was gone in the first week and a half, and he had to recently pick up another batch. He said he will continue selling the bracelets for the next month or so at $3 EACH, or 2 for $5, which represents Carrier’s lacrosse number, 25. The bumper stickers are also $3 each. Thomson said he was originally only going to do bracelets, but decided to add bumper stickers. “I thought it would be a really cool idea to make the stickers, too, because all the kids from high school put their number on their back window,” Thomson said. “So I figured if Mike’s driving around town when he’s having a bad day, if he sees somebody with one of those bracelets on or sees a bumper sticker, he’s really going to know that everyone is trying to support him through this and it’s just helping him keep his head up.” Thomson also said he has set up a bank account with TD Bank on North Main Street under “Mind Over Matter 25,” so anyone can donate funds if they want. He said the bracelets and stickers will be sold at an upcoming football game and during lunch waves at the high school. The items can also be purchased by calling Thomson at (860) 276-7742. At the end of the fundraiser, Thomson said he plans to present Carrier’s family with a check.

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The Glamour Girls to highlight fundraiser

The queens of retro pop and rock music, the Glamour Girls, will highlight a show Saturday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m., at Hawk’s Landing, Pattonwood Drive, in Southington. Showcased by costume changes and eye-catching choreography, The Glamour Girls will present a song selection ranging from early ‘60s sock hop to the Motown/soul era, to the disco dance hits of the ‘70s, and the pop/rock chart-toppers of the ‘80s. Featured will be

songs by Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Donna Summer, Madonna and more. Monies raised from the event will go to the Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation of Southington, a small but very active Jewish congregation and a place for spiritual and educational growth within the community. “We’re so excited to have the Glamour Girls here. They are a favorite at the Southington Summer Concert Series,” said Sue Klein-

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Fall festivals bring youth and families to Central Baptist Photo by Sarah Foster

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Columbus Day weekend means fall festivities for Central Baptist Church on West Street in Southington. While Central Christian Academy, the church’s day school for grades K-12, hosted a Fall Festival for the Academy’s students, friends and family on Saturday, the church hosted its third annual Youth Fest for teenagers of the church and the community on the Monday holiday. During the course of the weekend, Central Ministries provided fun and enjoyment for hundreds of people. “The Fall Festival is an annual event that is instrumental in building a sense of community within our school family,” said Tim LeJeune Sr., the academy’s principal and coordinator of Saturday’s Fall Festival. “It shows that Christian families can have good, clean fun.”

Teenagers try their skills at dodgeball and rock climbing during festivals held Columbus Day weekend at Central Baptist Church, 1505 West St. ing people traveling all the way from Michigan, worked tirelessly in the final weeks to put on these events. The ef-

fort was well worth it, organizers said; it was estimated that over 600 teens were attendance at the Youth Fest alone. Chris Birkholz, pastor at New Hope Baptist Church, and his wife, Beth, brought a group from Harwinton. “We are thankful to have something that is local and of this

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Obituaries Elizabeth Kleczkowski

Elizabeth (Long) K l e c z kow s ki, 33, of New Britain, died on Oct. 29, 2011, after a brief illness. She was the wife of James P. Kleczkowski. She was born on Aug. 8, 1978, the daughter of Thomas J. and Linda (Stacy) Long. She was a 1996 graduate of Southington High School and graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. She was an accomplished singer and she participated in Southington Community Theater. She was an animal rights activist and loved her two dogs, Louie and Abigail. She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Besides her husband and parents, she is survived by her cherished sisters, Kathleen Long, of Boston, and Stacie Long, of New Hartford; a stepson, Sean Kleczkowski; her maternal grandparents, Glenn and Marjorie Stacy, of Danielson; her mother and fatherin-law, Claudette and John

Kleczkowski, of Rockfall; and many relatives and friends. Beth was taken too soon, she touched the lives of all she met. The funeral was held Nov. 1, 2011, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington. A memorial service was held Nov. 2, 2011, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Southington. Memorial donations may be made to the Connecticut Human Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111.

Robert Carrillo Sr. Robert W. Carrillo Sr., 86, of Plainville, died peacefully Nov. 1, 2011. He was the loving husband of the late Nellie (Hall) Carrillo and they shared more than 50 years of marriage together. He was born in Plainville, on June 13, 1925, the son of the late Robert and Ethel (Naaman) Saxon. He was a lifelong resident of Plainville. He honorably served his country during World War II as a corporal in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a dedicated and hardworking employee for Bris-

tol Brass where he was a truck driver. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle in his youth and then as he was older he appreciated fishing along the Farmington River and nurturing his rose bushes. He was a collector and you could always find him picking up electronic equipment and gadgets. Listening to jazz music always relaxed him and he enjoyed spending hours with his favorite artists. He was proud of his time in the service and was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War. He was also a member of Redeemer’s AME Zion Church in Plainville. Most importantly, he loved his family and his time spent with his grandchildren provided some of his most cherished memories. He will be dearly missed by all those who knew him. He is survived by his loving children, Pat Beverley and her husband, Joseph, of Plainville, Robert Carrillo Jr. and his wife, Cynthia, of Plainville, Kyle Carrillo, of Plainville, and Darren Carrillo and his wife, Alice, of Southington; his grandchildren, Nichelle, Craig, Robert III, Erin, Brandon, Ashley and Gina; several greatgrandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. The

family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff of Apple Rehab especially Linda, Shannon and Common for their care and compassion during his stay there. A celebration of his life was held Nov. 7, 2011, at Redeemer’s AME Zion Church, Plainville. Burial was held privately by the family. Bailey Funeral Home, Plainville, assisted the family with arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Redeemer’s AME Zion Church, 110 Whiting St., Plainville, CT 06062.

reunions and luncheons to reminisce about their former careers and their family and friends. One of her favorite pastimes was spending time during the summer at the family cottage on Gardner Lake in Salem. She was a communicant of St. Gabriel Church of Windsor. She is survived by her devoted husband of 57 years, John R. Coleman Sr., and leaves two sons, John R. Coleman Jr. and his wife, Nancy, of Addison, Texas, and Thomas W. Coleman, of Enfield; a daughter, Linda M. Taylor and her husband, Mike, of Omaha, Neb.; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late James F. Coleman, mother-in-law of the late Victoria Coleman, and sister of the late Russell and Robert Wheeler. The funeral was held Nov. 3, 2011, at the Carmon Windsor Funeral Home, followed by a liturgy at St. Gabriel Church, both in Windsor. Rites of committal concluded at Granby Cemetery, Granby. Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St., I-91 Tech. Ctr., Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

Marian Coleman Marian L. (Wheeler) Coleman, 77, a resident of Windsor for more than 47 years, formerly of Southington, died Oct. 28, 2011, at the Windsor Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Granby, a daughter of the late G. Everend and Lola (Clark) Wheeler and was a graduate of Plainville High School. She retired after 20-plus years from the former Dutchmaid Clothing Company which was located in Ephrata, Pa. She and several of her former co-workers at Dutchmaid remained close friends and continued yearly

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Applauds storm workers

To the editor: Although the recent storm did more that its fair share of damage in the town, we have much to be grateful for. It is not always easy to appreciate what we have in this community especially coming off of seven days (or more) with no power. We were fortunate to have ours restored this Saturday. Even so, my business keeps me on the road a great deal and I had the opportunity to see the state of some of the surrounding communities. They were generally in far worse shape than

Southington and the remedies seemed to be much slower in being executed. Thanks to the hard work of our town officials and employees, police force, fire department, emergency medical personnel, the utility workers and numerous volunteers (individuals and organizations), we have and continue to make it through a tough situation with manageable inconvenience. Not everyone is out of the woods yet, but the hard work and sacrifice of these individuals should be recognized and applauded. Al Monbaron Southington

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Southington Briefs Veterans Day announcements

Historical society meets

On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, the Southington Town Hall, library and the schools will be closed on Veterans Day. The day will be observed on the town green with a ceremony at 11:11 a.m.

The Southington Historical Society’s members meeting will be held Monday, Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m., at the museum, 239 Main St. The center is open on the second Saturday of each month (Nov. 13), from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The society is seeking world War II mementoes to be displayed at its World War II exhibit that will begin Dec. 10. Veterans who wish to share their stories or items can call (860) 621-4811. For more information, visit the website

Bulky waste station open The Bulky Waste Station will remain open through Saturday, Nov. 12, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., to receive brush only.

Ring lost at post office A ring was lost at the Southington Post Office, recently and it holds 64 years of sentimental value. If anyone has found the ring, call (860) 628-6310.

Presentation of 9-11 video The public is welcome to attend the special video presentation of Southington Remembers 911, the 10th anniversary event held to commemorate Sept. 11, 2001. The

video was made to thank the people of Southington for their “unity of purpose, service and support” in honoring those who perished on that date and its aftermath. The video will be shown at the Monday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m., town council meeting in council chambers at town hall, 75 Main St.

Robotics team seeks donations

The FIRST Robotics Team 195, Cyber Knights 195, located at Southington High School, is seeking donations for its robotics competition. To make a donation, send a check made out to Southington High School Activity Fund and mail to: Southington High School, FIRST Robotics Team 195, Attn: Sal Spagna, 720 Pleasant St., Southington, CT 06489.

Government Meetings

Monday, Nov. 14 Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 Board of fire commissioners, fire headquarters, 310 N. Main St., 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22 Housing authority, Lincoln Lewis Terrace, 43 Academy St., 7 p.m. Zoning board of appeals, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28 Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 Conservation Commission, town hall council

chambers, 7 p.m. Board of water commissioners, Water Department, 605 W. Queen St., 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 Planning and zoning commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 Board of police commissioners, Southington Police Department Community Room, 69 Lazy Lane, 6 p.m. Board of Education, Flanders Elementary School, 100 Victoria Drive, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12 Library board, Southington Public Library lower level, 6:30 p.m.

Quilt Continued from page 9 member and other people would remember him,” Vyas said. “So we said we will do that.” Vyas said she has visited the library to see the quilt on display with her son’s square that has a picture of him and the date of his death. She said her son was always one who helped others. Even at

the end, he still helped by donating. “It was very hurtful for us imagining that he’s gone,” Vyas said. “But by doing that, we thought it would help someone. “I still somehow think that part of him is somewhere.” Information about registering as an organ and tissue donor can be found online at w w w. d o n a t e l i f e n e w e n g and is also available at the library, 255 Main St.

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Headmaster’s Award Lauren Boucher, of Plantsville, recently received the Headmaster’s Award for Young S c h o l a r s Boucher from Headmaster Michael Dooman at Mooreland Hill School, Kensington.

Volleyball fund raiser Members of the Joseph A. DePaolo Girls’ Volleyball Team will take on their moms in a special MotherDaughter Charity Volley-

ball Game on Monday, Nov. 14, at 3:15 p.m., in the school gymnasium. There will be prize drawings and a concession stand. There is a fee for admission. All money raised benefits breast cancer research. For more information, contact Liz Francis, at (860) 839-0817.

Continuing education Lincoln College of New England, 2279 Mount Vernon Road, Southington, announced the Eighth Annual Continuing Education Conference for Funeral Service Professionals will be held Wednesday, Nov. 16, from noon to 8 p.m. The conference will be held at LCNE Hartford Campus, 85 Sigour-

CitizenSchools ney St. Hartford. The conference will satisfy all state of Connecticut licensing requirements necessary for license renewal as mandated by the State of Connecticut for funeral directors and embalmers. There is a cost to attend and meals are included. For more information, call Paul Warren, at (800) 9522444, ext. 40923.

signed by school administrators to recognize students who have served their schools and communities while maintaining exceptional progress. Frega is a hard-working, dedicated and compassionate young man, the consummate student. He pursues his academic studies with vigor and enthusiasm. and has surpassed all academic, social and civic expectations. His perseverance and intellect, along with his quick wit, help him stand apart from all the other many accomplished SHS students. He was elected to serve as National Honor Society president this year and is highly involved with Best Buddies, for which he has served as treasurer for the past three years. He also participates in Unified Sports and plays trumpet in the award-winning marching band. He also gives back to the community by volunteering at the Salvation Army soup kitchens, mission trips with his church, and is working on his Eagle Scout project. His parents are Peter and Marianne

Metric Week

Thanksgiving closings Southington Schools will be closed Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 23 to 25, for Thanksgiving recess. Photo courtesy of Kennedy Middle School

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Two students receive superintendent’s recognition Nicholas Frega, a senior at Southington High School, and Jorge Sanchez, an eighth-grader at John F. Kennedy Middle School, have been selected as the 2011-12 recipients of the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents’ Superintendent / Student Recognition Award for leadership service to the school, academic prowess relative to ability and service to the community. The awards were to be given at a special luncheon planned for Nov. 4. The Southington Board of Education will honor these two students at the Thursday, Nov. 10 meeting, set for 7 p.m. at Town Council Chambers, Southington Town Hall, 75 Main St., Southington. CAPSS, the statewide school superintendents’ professional organization is based in West Hartford and provides professional development, personal support, statewide conferences, legislative information and educational services to its members. This awards program was de-


Frega. Sanchez is a student who exemplifies the essence of what this award was designed to recognize. He has a hugely positive attitude about school, family and life in general. He has a passion for learning, asking astute questions and exhibiting his natural intellectual curiosity. Quick to smile, his positive, caring and supportive nature is seen in his willingness to volunteer his help, whether it be needed by his peers in the classroom, the hallways or the cafeteria. He is a student who is always able to see the positive aspects of difficult or challenging situations. He leads others through his example by practicing good sportsmanship, good citizenship, and by his superlative work ethic. One of his teachers said, “He is the type of student that you wish you could clone, because all of your classes would be better because he was a part of it.” His parents are Tina Sanchez and Jorge Sanchez.

From left, seventh-graders Austin Hochstrate, Cameron Coulombe, Megan Walsh and Caroline Kemnitz are winners at John F. Kennedy Middle School during Metric Week. Each day a metric conversion question was asked and students could submit the answers. Also held were Metric Olympics, which included events such as the lefthanded sponge squeeze, the paper plate discus, the yarn ball shot put and the plastic straw javelin throw. Students won a free kid’s meal donated by Friendly’s Restaurant located on Queen Street.

Parents 4 A Change Parents 4 A Change is having a meeting, open to the public, Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 6:30 p.m.., in the cafeteria of Walter Derynoski Elementary School, 240 Main St. People with drug-addicted children should try to attend. Each meeting features a guest speaker who offers a unique perspective or experience related to opiate addition followed by social and support time. At the November meeting, Diana Clark will address the group. There is no charge to attend and refreshments are provided. For more information, call (860) 621-1682.

Open house at St. Thomas The Saint Thomas Middle School open house was rescheduled to Thursday, Nov. 17, at 6:30 p.m., at the school, 133 Bristol St. Partici-

pants are welcome to attend an informational meeting, tour the school and receive registration materials for the 2012-13 school year. RSVPs would be appreciated to For more information, call (860) 628-4942.

Power Pizza Day for youths

Southington Youth Services is sponsoring “The Power of Confidence: Power Pizza Day” for students in fifth and sixth grades. The five-hour action-packed program prepares students for middle school by working on confidence, positive peer relationships, decision-making and other asset building skills. The next session is Tuesday, Jan. 17, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students can sign up for any of these dates. Lunch is provided. Space is limited. To register, call youth services at (860) 276-6281. There is a fee to participate.

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magnitude for [which] our teenagers can get excited.” stated Chris “Yes, Youth Fest is such a good way for our teenagers to spend a day off,” Beth Birkholz said. “Normally, they would waste their day off sleeping. Here, they are having fun and learning about God.” Both festivals included carnival-like games and

prizes, a strong man’s competition, “big bike” races, and trampoline basketball. The academy’s Fall Festival also include face painting, a bounce house and cake walk. “The best part of this weekend for me was being able to bring joy to all the kids’ faces at the Fall Festival,” said Joceyln Sirko, a junior at Central Christian Academy, who volunteered to help at the Fall Festival and then participated as a teen in the Teen Fest. “But today [at the Youth Fest],” said Sirko,

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as she headed off to the rock climbing wall, “it is our turn to have joy on our faces!” The Youth Fest certainly amped up the fun by including a dodgeball pit, a paintball course, an obstacle course featuring a zip line, a rock climbing wall and rallies. “We provide the teens a lot of fun, but we also provide them an opportunity through the rallies to make decisions for the Lord,” said David Blaser, vice president of New England Baptist College, a Bible College at Central Baptist Church. During the rallies, Paul Schwankee, an evangelist from Arizona, challenged the teens to take seriously the life decisions that lie just ahead

of them and to incorporate God into those decisions. “In times like these, it is difficult to do what is right,” Schwankee told the teens. “But God wants to do a work in your lives.” Overall, the warm weekend and the fun activities made both festivals a success. “I’m having a blast,” said Nyrka Soto of Meriden. “I’m meeting new people and hav-

ing fun. Everyone here is really nice and welcoming.” Youth Fest is an annual event at Central Baptist Church. Preparations have already started for next year’s Youth Fest, scheduled for Oct. 8. The event is open to the public. For more information, contact the church at (860) 621-6701 or visit http://centralbaptist

Missionaries program The public is welcome to come listen to a program by Katherine and Wayne Niles, American Baptist Church missionaries who are serving in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They will be speaking at First Baptist Church, 581 Meriden Ave., in Southington, on Monday, Nov. 14, beginning at 6:45 p.m. For more information, contact the Rev. Jerrie S. Matney, at the church, (860) 628-8121.

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Hunger banquet

The First Congregational Church of Southington, 37 Main St., will hold a Hunger Banquet on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 5:30 and 7 p.m. A freewill offering is suggested; to reserve a place at the table call (860) 628-6958.

Benefit concert

The First Congregational Church of Southington, on the green at 37 Main St. will hold a benefit concert for Southington Community Services, which features a new local band, Smalltown

Gamblers, on Saturday, Nov. 19, 7 p.m., in the historical meetinghouse. Music played includes classic rock, pop and more. No tickets needed, a freewill offering will be accepted.

and speak English. Register for the information session by calling (860) 229-7323 or email .

Yoga classes A four-week session of

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Judith Woods

Judith Ann (Witherell) Woods, 70, of Milldale, died peacefully Nov. 5, 2011 at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain campus. She was born in Fall River, Mass., on June 11, 1941, to the late Edward and Elizabeth (King) Witherell. She had been a Southington resident for 57 years. After working in Quality Control at EIS for many years, she worked as a dietician at Elim Park, retiring in 2009. She is survived by her daughter, Cathy Stelly, of North Carolina; three grandchildren, Kelly Meraz, Jessica Shoneck and Reynold Meraz, all of North Carolina; and her niece, Beth Culverson, of Florida; her longtime companion and best friend of 23 years, John Brainerd, of Milldale, and his two children, Jennifer Franco and husband, Derek and their children, Celia and Trevor, of Massachusetts, and Jay Brainerd and wife, Dawn and their children,

Jake and Adam, of Glastonbury; and her extended Woods Family. A memorial service was held Nov. 9, 2011, at Plantsville Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Centralized Memorial Processing Center, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

Gertrude Sunderland Gertrude “Trudie” (Myers) Fowler Sunderland, 95, of Southington, widow of Clyde C. Fowler and George R. Sunderland, died at her home in Marion, Nov. 2, 2011. She was born on Oct. 11, 1916, in Canton, Ohio, the daughter of the late Irvin B. and Clara (Fargo) Myers. She came to Waterbury in 1918 where she lived until 1947 at which time she moved to the Cheshire-Marion area. She was a graduate of Saint Margaret’s School (now Chase Collegiate School) and Colby-Sawyer College in New London, N.H.

She was executive secretary to the president of Waterbury National Bank (now JP Morgan Chase) for 32 years, retiring in 1978. She was a past chairman of the Connecticut Bankers Association Women’s Division, a member of both the American Institute of Banking, and the National Professional Secretaries Association. She was a member of the Plantsville Congregational Church UCC, Plantsville, where she had served as a Deacon. She is survived by her stepson, Norman R. Sunderland; her sister-in-law, Marion Cawthra; her goddaughter and niece, Dharm Khalsa; her nieces, Sue Geis, Mary-John Laing and Margie Sartori; her nephews, Thomas Woodruff, David Mausolf and Gary Mausolf; her goddaughter, Jennifer Proffitt; Jasmine, her cherished cat; Carol D. Olsen, Leslie Brennan, and many other dear friends. The funeral was held Nov. 5, 2011, at Plantsville Funer-

al Home, Plantsville. Burial followed in New Pine Grove Cemetery, Waterbury. Memorial donations may be made to the Plantsville Congregational Church UCC, 109 Church St., Plantsville, CT 06479; or Friends of Feral Cheshire Cats, P.O. Box 946, Cheshire, CT 06410.

Irene Flugard Irene (Sachek) Flugard, 85, of Southington, died Nov. 4, 2011, at the Alzheimer’s Resource Center in Plantsville. She was the wife of the late Otto Flugard. She was born Dec. 17, 1925, in New Britain, and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Grace (Vankirk) Sachek. Prior to her retirement, she was an elementary school teacher for the Southington School System. She is survived by her son, Dennis Otto Flugard and wife, Beth, of Thousand

Oaks, Calif.; a son-in-law, Joseph Lux, of Glastonbury; grandchildren, Daniel and Adriana. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by daughters, Ruth Flugard Lux and Heidi Flugard. The funeral was held Nov. 8, 2011, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Southington. Memorial donations can be made to: World Wildlife Fund, 1250 Twenty-Fourth St., N.W., P.O. Box 97180, Washington, DC 20090-7180 or We Adopt Greyhounds, Inc., P.O. Box 1114, Glastonbury, CT 06033.

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Dorothy Wright

Dorothy Gaug-Wright, 92, of Plantsville, formerly of Cheshire, died peacefully Oct. 19, 2011. She is survived by her loving son, Albert A. Gaug and his wife, Sharon, of Plantsville, with whom she resided; four grandsons, John Gaug, of Littleton, Maine, Jason Gaug, of Perry, Maine, Joshua Gaug and his wife, Amanda, of Union and Edward Gaug, of Plantsville; eight great-grandchildren, Zaida and Lif Gaug; Jacob, Jeremy, and Joshua Gaug; and William, Nathan and Annabell Gaug. She was predeceased by her husband, Albert W. Gaug and sons, James Gaug and John Gaug. She will be missed dearly by her family and friends. Services were held privately. Plantsville Funeral Home was entrusted with handling the arrangements

Irene Swider

Irene (Bajek) Swider, 83, of Southington, died Nov. 6,

2011. She was the beloved wife for 63 years of the late Frank Swider who recently died. For the majority of her life she was employed by the Fafnir Bearing Company in New Britain. She was an active member of St. Dominic Church and the Calendar House. She enjoyed painting, traveling and spending time with family and friends. She is survived by her loving daughter, Sandy Kujawski, of Southington, and her husband, Joe, and three granddaughters, Kristen, Kara and Katelyn; her son, David Swider and his wife, Nancy, of Bristol, and granddaughters, Amanda and Sara. She was predeceased by her brother, Joseph Bajek; and sisters, Sophie Zyla, Ann Smuzewski, Ceil Suprynowicz and Florence Mackiewicz. The funeral was held Nov. 10, 2011, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, followed by a Mass at St. Dominic Church, Southington. Burial was in St. Thomas Cemetery.

Ida Tomcak Ida (Salmoiraghi) Tomcak, 91, of Southington, died peacefully Nov. 7, 2011, at The Summit of Plantsville. She had been the loving wife of the late Frank J. Tomcak. She was born in New Britain, on Feb. 19, 1920, to the late Agostino and Livia (Marieni) Salmoiraghi. She had been a lifelong Southington resident. She was a longtime parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church. She is survived by her son, Frank Tomcak and wife, Robin, of Plainville; six grandchildren, Frank, Rose, Jeffrey, Danielle, Jamie and Adrien; five great-grandchildren, Christina, Sophia, Alexandria, John and AJ; her brother, Orest Salmoiraghi, of Plainville; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her two sons, Jack and Jim Tomcak; three

brothers, Edward, Joseph, Louis; and two sisters, Inez and Amelia. Funeral services will be held Friday Nov. 11, 2011, at 9 a.m., from Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St., Plantsville, with a Mass at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church, 130 Summer St., Southington. Burial will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Southington.

David Dougan Sr. David R. Dougan Sr., 81, of Southington, died Nov. 7, 2011, at The Hospital of Central Connecticut at Bradley Memorial. He was the husband of Beverly (Smith) Dougan. He was born in Manchester, the son of the late Harold and Harriet Dougan. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. Prior to his retirement he was employed by

Southington Hardware for more than 25 years. He was a member of the Southington Masonic Lodge No.33 AF of AM. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Christopher Dougan and Starr Sarrazin, of South Meriden, Randy Dougan, of Southington, Jody Doar and husband, Anthony, of Needham, Mass.; four grandchildren, Kristy and Kelly Dougan and Adam and Jonathan Doar; and a brother, John Dougan and wife, Marge, of Middletown. He was predeceased by his son, David R. Dougan Jr. Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at noon, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington. Calling hours will be Friday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Masonic Home, 22 Masonic Ave., Wallingford, CT 06492.




Baseball book discussion

The biography, Ted Williams: The Biography of an American Hero” by Leigh Montville, will be discussed at a program on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2 to 3:30 p.m., at the Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. The public is welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Discussion leader David Gar nes is a retired librarian, University of Connecticut; lecturer; manager and guide

at the Emily Dickinson Museum Amherst College, author of poetry, travel and a new novel with a World War II setting. The series of programs is co-sponsored by the Calendar House, Southington Library and supported by the Connecticut Humanities Council. Copies can be borrowed from the library, 255 Main St.

Memory screenings A memory screening will be held Nov. 15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Mulberry Gardens, 58 Mulberry St., Plantsville, with Jenn Doty. RSVP to (860) 276-1020. A memory screening will also be held Nov. 30, 10 a.m. to noon, Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging, 100 Grand St., New Britain, with Kate Lu-

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Bagel breakfast with program A bagel breakfast will be held Tuesday, Nov. 15, 8:45 a.m. with the program “Escape the Flu and Cold Season — Avoid Infections, Get a Flu Shot” presented by registered nurse Mary Celella, of infection control at the Southington Care Center.

Clubs offer breakfasts The Nov. 6 Unico Big Breakfast planned for Nov. 6 was rescheduled for Sunday, Nov. 13, 7:30 to 11 .m., at the Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Previously purchased

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Katherine Sidorik, and her son, Richard, listen to a story being read to them by Jehvanni Morgan, Chloe Wielebi and Katelyn Gilbert, Plantsville Elementary School students who visited The Summit of Plantsville. tickets will be honored and walk-ins are welcome. The Knights of Columbus will present a breakfast for the public at Calendar House Sunday, Nov. 20, 7:30 to 11:30 a.m., Tickets will be available at the door.

Computer Center news Computer Basics for Beginners, a four-week course, began Monday, Nov. 7. Classes include Basics for Beginners 1 & 2, Introduction to Computers, Files & Folders, Practical Web Use, Google, Word Processing and

Digital photo Club meets The Digital Photo Club will be meet at Calendar House on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 1 p.m., in the Perry Room.

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Using E-Mail Effectively. Winter 2011 Session “Computer Learning Center at Calendar House starts Friday, Nov. 11 and there is availability in the following classes: Introduction to Computers, Files & Folders, Google, and Email. No classes the weeks of Nov. 21 and Dec. 19. The Computer Learning Center is looking for volunteers as teachers or assistants for the computer classes. For more information, email CLC@calendarhouse .org.

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The Southington Apple Valley Chapter 4943 invites the public to “Step into Christmas” on Monday, Dec. 19, at the Aqua Turf Club. A holiday lunch is included. For price and further information, call Esther at (860) 628-0063.

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Hospital executives earn advanced board certification nursing from the University of Hartford and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is green-belt certified in Lean Six Sigma. Dietz joined the hospital in 2010, having worked 21 years at the University of Connecticut Health Center in numerous positions, including director of Pa- Dietz tient Flow, Nursing Staffing Resources, Care Coordination and the Volunteer Department. Dietz earned her bachelorof science degree in nursing from Northeastern University and her master’s degree in business administration from Western New England University. She is certified in professional health management and is a certified case manager.

Benefit banquet postponed

Jim McCabe, of Southington, owner and operator of McCabe’s Moving, was planning a banquet for Nov. 13 with the support of local restaurants to benefit Bread for Life. McCabe said because of the power outage and businesses still getting back on their feet, the event has been canceled and will be rescheduled for the spring. For more information about the fundraiser, call McCabe at (860) 621-3270.

Health and Wellness Briefs Hospice volunteers Hospice volunteers give their time to terminally ill patients and their caregivers during a critical time. In orientation classes they are trained in listening skills, family dynamics and the right words to say to patients and their loved ones at the end of life. After completing the class, volunteers provide respite for caregivers, offer companionship for the patient, run errands and help in small but meaningful ways. Assignments and schedules are made according to the volunteer’s preferences and location. There is a need for hospice volunteers in the Connecticut service area. For more information about becoming a hospice volunteer or to attend an orientation class, call Karen Hale, volunteer services manager, at (203) 437-3127.

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Two executives at The Hospital of Central Connecticut recently earned Nurse Executive, Advanced Board Certification. Denise Peterson, vice president of Patient Care Serv i c e s / ch i e f nursing officer; and Shelley Dietz, director of Care Coordination, both achieved Nurse Execu- Peterson tive, Advanced Board Certification, with the credentialing distinction of NEA-BC. Peterson, appointed to her current position in May, joined the hospital as director of nursing in 2007 and assumed additional responsibility leading the Oncology Service line in 2008. Before joining HOCC with 25 years of healthcare experience, she held varied leadership roles. Peterson earned a bachelor of science degree in



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Christopher and Andrea Wasley, of Plainville, announce the birth of a son, Zachary James Wasley, on Oct. 5, 2011, at 7:55 a.m. at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain. He weighed 9 pounds 3.5 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. His maternal grandparents are Fred and Rhonda DiGiaco-

mo, of Plainville. His paternal grandparents are Alan and Nancy Wasley, of Southington. His maternal great-grandmother is Barbara DiGiacomo, of Kensington. His paternal great-grandmother is Lucille Dumas, of Farmington.

Jared Allen Brodsky Eric and Melanie Brodsky, of Holbrook, N.Y., announce the birth of a son, Jared Allen Brodsky, on April 14, 2011, at Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, N.Y. His brother, Ian Brodsky, is 2 years old.

His maternal grandmother is Nancy Bowman, of Southington. His paternal grandparents are Geraldine Gazzo, of Commack, N.Y., and Kenneth Brodsky, of Islip, N.Y. His mom, Melanie, grew up in Southington.

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Cooking with Susan S u s a n Marchetti, of Southington, former owner of Susan ‘s Gourmet, is answering culinary q u e s t i o n s Marchetti from residents. Send your queries to her at The Southington Citizen, 40 N. Main St., Southington, CT 06489 or e-mail them to Please include your full name, town and telephone number in case she needs to reach you. Thanksgiving sweets Bake six whole sweet potatoes — pierced with the tines of a fork — in an oven heated

to 400° F. They should be baked on a cookie sheet. Bake until tender, approximately 45 minutes. When finished baking, scoop out the sweet potatoes (discarding the skins) and mash with 1/4cup of milk, four tablespoons of butter and 1/4-cup of brown sugar. Put sweet potato mixture in your best casserole dish. (After all, this is for Thanksgiving!) Cover with crumbled brown sugar and crumbled pecans, then pour a 1/4cup of melted butter over the entire casserole. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. When finished arrange three whole pecans in center and serve hot.

Fundraiser for family John Sunbury was a member of American Legion Post 72 SAL Squadron. He was also the SAL Detachment (State) Commander who died this summer following a motorcycle accident. The American Legion is having a benefit for his family Saturday, Nov. 19, from 6 p.m. to midnight, in the post hall. There will be music by the sixpiece band, Blues Talkers, food and a cash bar. There is a charge to attend. Tickets can be purchased at the legion, 66 Main St., or by calling Bob Abbott, American Legion junior vice commander, (860) 276-8794.

Voters Continued from page 10 schools,� he said. “We have these children that are coming from elementary schools that have all this technology and they are going to the middle schools without (it). We have to prepare them for the global economy.� The renovation plan for each school will increase the size of each from 107,450 square feet to 140,160 square feet. Each school’s renovation will cost an estimated $42,450,000. Each school will get 12 new classrooms, eight renovated science lab classrooms and new guidance and student service areas, computer labs, media centers, art rooms and

music rooms. New mechanical and electrical systems and technology and security systems are included in the plans, as well as enlarged health offices, additional parking and renovated graphics and tech labs. According to the town, the cost of the project will not exceed $85 million. Southington is eligible for a maximum of $44.5 million in state reimbursement for both schools, which would result in a total potential cost to the taxpayer of $40.5 million with interest to be paid over 20 years. “The bottom line is that I am grateful for the school board and elected officials that supported this during these tough times,� said Erardi. “It’s hats off to them.�

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Clubs and organizations are invited to submit information about regular meetings and special events to The Southington Citizen to be published free of charge. Listings can be sent to, faxed to (860) 621-3660 or sent to 40 N. Main St., Southington, CT 06489. Please include a name and contact number.

Nov. During November, the Friends Bookstore at the Southington Library, 255 Main St., is having a halfprice sale on all donated items. The store is full of a wide variety of items, including many like-new books, just in time for winter reading or gift giving. The store’s hours are: Monday, 2:00 to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, 2 to 8:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 2 to 8:30 p.m.; Thursday, 2 to 5 p.m., and Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



“God’s Favorite” — The


Hagfish Day Photo by Deb Mikan

In celebration of Hagfish Day, The Summit of Plantsville invited Mystic Aquarium to come share its traveling show of sea creatures with residents. Ashley Odane, right, shows a a bull shark’s jawbone to Katherine Sidorek and her son, Richard, who were encouraged to touch it.

Steeple Players are presenting Neil Simon’s “God’s Favorite” on Nov. 11 and 12, at 7 p.m., in the Peace Cafe of the First Congregational Church of Southington, 37 Main St. The play is based on the Biblical trials of Job with a New York-style flair. A matinee performance will be at 2 pm on Saturday, Nov. 12. There is a charge to attend and tickets can be reserved by calling (860) 6286958 or (203) 631-0559. Due to subject matter, this play is

recommended for ages 14 and up. Veterans Day — On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, the Southington Town Hall, library and the schools will be closed on Veterans Day. The day will be observed on the town green with a ceremony at 11:11 a.m.



Boy Scout food drive —

On Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. to noon, Scouts are collecting non-perishable food items to benefit Bread for Life. Collection bags will be distributed to homes across town the weekend of Nov. 5 and will be picked on the morning of Nov. 12. Donations can also be brought directly to the First Baptist Church of Southington, 581 Meriden Ave. Foxwoods bus trip — Sorelle d’Italia in America is presenting a scholarship


fundraiser by offering a bus trip to Foxwoods on Saturday, Nov. 12, 4 to 11 p.m. The bus will leave from the commuter parking lot on South Main Street, Plantsville, across from Sliders. Information: call (860) 628-8964 or (860) 628-2241. “God’s Favorite” — See Nov. 11 listing. Historical society open — The Southington Historical Society, 239 Main St., is open on the second Saturday of each month (Nov. 12), from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The society is seeking world War II mementoes to be displayed at its World War II exhibit that will begin Dec. 10. Veterans who wish to share their stories or items can call (860) 621-4811. Information: visit the website



Big Breakfast — The Unico Club will present its Big Breakfast Sunday, Nov. 13, 7:30 to 11 a.m., at the Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St.

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The Masonicare Behavioral Health Team (l to r:) Andrea Joseph, LCSW; Richard Kull, MD; Bonnie Piascyk, APRN

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Historical society meeting — The Southington Historical Society’s members meeting will be held Monday, Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m., at the museum, 239 Main St. Information: visit the website Italian night dinner — The Unico Club of Southington will hold Italian Night Dinner on Monday, Nov. 14 at Testa’s Banquet Facility, South Center Street starting at 6:30 p.m. The dinner will consist of pasta fagioli, antipasto, ziti and meatballs, suffrite, chicken parmagiana, roasted potatoes and salad. Wine will be served with the meal. There is a ticket price to attend. Reservations may be made by contacting Mike Fasulo at (860) 276-9787 or Joe LaPorte at (860) 628-2227 or any Unico member.

Southington Festival Chorale — The Southington Festival Chorale 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. Southington Remembers 911 video — The public is welcome to attend the special video presentation of Southington Remembers 911, the 10th anniversary event held to commemorate Sept. 11, 2001. The video will be shown at the Monday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m., town council meeting in council chambers at town hall, 75 Main St.



Nutmeg Depression Glass Club — The Nutmeg Depression Glass Club meets on the third Tuesday of each month, except June through August at the Masonic Temple, 96 Main St., Southington. Guests or persons interested in becoming new members are welcome at any of the meetings. Information call (860) 628-5389 or e-mail

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The public is welcome to attend the special video presentation of Southington Remembers 911, the 10th anniversary event held to commemorate Sept. 11, 2001. The video will be shown at the Monday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m., town council meeting in council chambers at town hall, 75 Main St. to



Hunger banquet - The First Congregational

Church of Southington, on the Green at 37 Main St., will hold a Hunger Banquet on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 5:30 and 7 p.m. A free-will offering is suggested; to reserve a place at the table call (860) 6286958.


Hunger Banquet — The First Congregational Church of Southington, 37 Main St., will hold a Hunger Banquet on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 5:30 and 7 p.m. A freewill offering is suggested; to reserve a place at the table call (860) 628-6958. Library program - “Second Career Volunteer” a lifestyle option offers free room and board for individual skills. The program will be held Thursday Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Southington Library Program Room, 255 Main St. The program focuses on volunteering throughout the country, creating new life experiences. Visit Traynor’s website at “The Power to Forgive” — The Parish of the Future Education Committee of St. Dominic Church invites the public to attend a special presentation by guest speaker, Alan Levesque on Thursday, Nov. 17 at the St. Dominic Community Learning Center. The presentation, “Dwelling in His Love: The Power to Forgive,” starts at 7:30 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. All are welcome and admission is free; for planning purposes, call Teresa Soltys, at (860) 628-0349 or e-mail her at


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Denorfia - a shining example of professionalism By Don Leypoldt Special to The Citizen

Alumni of the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) have been the first picks of the Denorfia M a j o r League Draft, Rookies of the Year, World Series champions and All-Stars.

Yet the NECBL’s best personification may be a Division III player who lasted almost 20 rounds before being drafted. Southington native and Padre outfielder Chris Denorfia entered the Southington Sports Hall of Fame this week as part of the second class. He was inducted during a dinner at the Aqua Turf Wednesday evening. As a major leaguer, Denorfia embodies the small school, New England kid

Photo courtesy of NECBL

Chris Denorfia then, during his time with the Manchester Silkworms.

made good…precisely what the NECBL, where he made his mark, was originally designed to do?

Storm impedes end of year, boys soccer can’t squeak into tourney By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen L a s t week started tenuous enough for the Southington boys soccer team. They needed a point and a half – a win and a tie – to get into the CIAC Class LL

tournament, a feat they’ve accomplished every year since 2002. The schedule was New Britain Monday (Oct. 31) and RHAM in a make-up game to end the regular season Nov. 2. Then the heavens opened up. The rest, as it’s said, is history. Snow everywhere, power zapped for days,

Citizen photo by Michael Guerrera

Amongst the tough record, senior keeper Bill Queen had another strong year for Southington.

schools shutdown for the week. “It certainly made for a hectic week without much of the commotion going on on the field,” said head coach Dave Yanosy. “It was a crazy week without having any actual soccer going.” The initial concern was: would the team even have the opportunity to reschedule the games? If they couldn’t, they wouldn’t have had the percentage of wins needed to make the tournament. “At first we were just hoping they would give us some time to get the games in,” explained Yanosy. But the CIAC, understanding the situation, amended the schedule. The New Britain game was rescheduled to last Friday morning (Nov. 4) and just that was a task. Yanosy said getting the word out was hard enough and then finding a playable field was no easy task as a couple of inches of snow lay rest in both Southington and New Britain. “It was a pretty hectic week, couple that with just See Soccer, page 33

“Chris should really be a poster boy for the NECBL,” remarked Paul Ofria, the SID for the NECBL’s Manchester Silkworms (now Laconia, NH Muskrats) for ten years. “He was a D-III kid who benefited from playing against stronger competition over two summers. He worked hard on his skills, had a monster senior year at Wheaton (Mass.) and put himself in a nice position for the draft.” Denorfia appeared in a career high 111 games for San Diego this season, hitting

.277 with 20 extra base hits. “If I could tell one thing to anybody playing, it’s: You’ve got to respect the game and approach it as a professional no matter what level you’re at,” Denorfia offered. “We are playing a game, but there is a right way to play the game and there is an effort level that that requires. It’s such a pleasure to watch people enjoy playing the game hard.” An excellent defender, Denorfia, who played for Choate Rosemary Hall (Wallingford) as a prepster, has 14 outfield assists over the last two seasons.

See Denorfia, next page

Hamel finishes strong season at Open By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen T u e s d ay (Nov. 8) at Hammonasset State Park in Madison, Southington senior Kyle Hamel finished a successful senior year running with a 44thplace finish at the CIAC Cross Country State Open with a time of 16:54. All things considered, it was a good finish for Hamel who has been battling bronchitis for the past two weeks and was not at full strength. “It was a really fast race,” Hamel said. “Some people peaked the right way and I didn’t have it the last mile ... I’ve been sick for the last two weeks. I haven’t been able to practice for the past weekand-a-half. I’m just getting over it. If I had the last weekand-a-half of practice, it would have worked out better for me.” Southington coach Rich Niro was proud of the year his senior had. “He still doesn’t have his lungs under him,” Niro said.

Citizen photo by Michael Guerrera

Kyle Hamel had a strong senior season as the standout top runner for the Blue Knights.

“He still executed the race really well. We were hoping for about 30 seconds faster if he

See Hamel, page 33


The Southington Citizen — Friday, November 11, 2011

Fall Ball 10U Champs

The Southington Sluggers were the 10-under Champs in the Central Connecticut Fall Baseball League. Pictured back row coaches from left, assistant coach Steve Fournier, assistant coach Dave Noli, assistant coach Skip Griffin, head coach Joe Cofrancesco and assistant coach Tony D’Amore. Middle row from left, Joshua Cofrancesco, Jack Noli, Ethan Maddalena, Kevin McIntyre, Bryce Fournier, John Griffin, Daniel Fritz. Front Row from left, Brandon McKnerney, Nate Borkowski, Kevin Coleman, Joshua Maccione, Dante D’Amore, Corey Hemson, Ryan Giudice.

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Six years in the Majors comprises an impressive baseball resume for anyone. For a 19th round draft pick from a tiny school in a cold weather state, it is especially remarkable. “Chris was the first collegiate player that we had that carried himself and acted like a Major League prospect,” observed Manchester Silkworms GM Ed Slegeski. “The first year everyone thought he was a real good Division III player. I knew something good would happen to Chris when John Walsh, the scout from the Cincinnati Reds, came around more often. “ Denorfia made the wooden bat NECBL’s All-Star team in the summer of 2001. He used that as a springboard to a senior year where he hit .467 and earned All-American honors. “I look back very fondly on my time playing summer ball there (in Manchester),” Denorfia recalled. “Getting a chance to play against a lot of bigger Division I baseball players, definitely gave me the exposure that was necessary in order to move on.” Denorfia was selected by the Reds in the 19th round in 2002. He debuted for Cincinnati on Sept. 7, 2005. “I might have been a little bit naïve in the fact that once I got drafted, I just thought that there was no other way. That is what I was going to do. I was going to be a Major League player,” he admitted. “I think having that attitude helped me out in the long run, but the statistics are pretty mind boggling – 3 to 5 percent of Minor Leaguers or something like that ever get to play in the Big Leagues. “I never knew that and I always approached the game

like I was going to be there. I think having that mindset definitely drove me to work harder and do the right things.” Doing the right things got Denorfia to the Big Leagues, but the outfielder hit a bump in the road in 2007. Denorfia needed Tommy John surgery and missed the entire year. “I definitely learned how much I loved it (the game.),” Denorfia reflected on what he learned during his forced sabbatical. “It’s something that can be taken away from you very quickly. I was literally fine before that one throw and afterwards, it was a career threatening injury. I also had to learn how to stay mentally strong having an entire year away from the game.” After a brief stint with the A’s, Denorfia signed with the Padres in the 2009 offseason. Several months prior, in March, he played for Italy in the World Baseball Classic. “That was some of the most fun, pure baseball, that I’ve ever played in my life,” Denorfia exclaimed. “It was representing my heritage and two weeks I’ll never forget.” As a Padre in 2010, Denorfia finally got regular playing time as he hit .271 and nine homers in 99 games. This season, Denorfia appeared in over two-thirds of San Diego’s contests and swiped eleven bags. San Diego is starting to look like home for someone born, raised and educated in New England. Noted Slegeski, “Being on a West Coast team, I don’t get to see Chris play very much but when I do, he’s the same Chris that we enjoyed in Manchester for two seasons. I can’t be more happy for him.” Don Leypoldt is the Media Relations Director for the NECBL


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Soccer Continued from page 31 trying to get the word out to the players basically through text messaging,” he said. “Our attention moved from actually getting the games in to finding places to play the games.” Going into the New Britain game, the Blue Knights still didn’t know if the RHAM game would be rescheduled. So prior to the Friday matchup with the Golden Hurricanes, the thought was: a win is needed to qualify. A victory would have put Southington right at that magical 40 percent winning percentage. Sean Conway, a sophomore, scored early for Southington, but New Britain matched the goal and the teams played to a 1-1 overtime tie.

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was at full strength. He was running with the top guys all year.” Just getting to the Open was impressive. At the Class LL meet, runners were competing in horrid conditions as it was the Saturday of the epic October storm. The

Boys Soccer SHS 1, New Britain 1 Billy Queen had eight saves and Sean Conway scored the lone goal. The tie pushed Southington’s record to 5-9-1 (4-91 CCC West). RHAM 2, SHS 1 OT Conway scored the late equalizer in regulation and Queen made eight saves, but Southington 5-10-1 (4-9-1 CCC West) couldn’t muster the tournament-qualifying win as RHAM scored late in the second overtime. “Neither team really had anything that was a great opportunity so a tie was certainly a fair result,” explained Yanosy. But it was still a somber tone because the RHAM game was still a figment of the imagination. Yanosy said it wasn’t until afterwards that the team found out that game had been rescheduled to Sunday (Nov. 6). “It was a bit of relief to find out that yes, the tie did actually help us,” he said.

Cross Country CIAC State Open Kyle Hamel finished 44th overall out of 159 runners with a time of 16:54. course at Wickham Park, Manchester, had to be modified that day and then shutdown for the season. It was the planned site for the Open prior to the freak weather. Hamel admitted that he would have preferred running at Wickham, as opposed to the completely flat Hammonasset course. “It was a great year and we had good summer practices up hills to get ready for Wickham,” Hamel said. “This course hurt me a little because I prefer hills.” Niro echoed Hamel’s sentiments and feels even him being under the weather, Hamel would have been able to com-

Still, the team needed a win in that final contest against unbeaten RHAM. All the momentum was with the Blue Knights from the start. A couple of great opportunities by seniors Kyle Connolly and J.P. Ricciardone went begging, but it still had the feel of a tournament-qualifying victory. Yet, with just one opportunity, RHAM capitalized and took the lead. “It was tough to go down after coming out so well,”

pete differently if the meet were at its original site. “He has a motor when he could put it in gear when other guys are fatiguing,” Niro said. “He’s really good on hills.” Still, Hamel, who came on late last season, had a breakout senior campaign and following a rigorous training in the off-season, exceeded expectations this year. “He’s had a great season and the guys he usually runs with are in the top 10,” Niro said. “During the dual meet season and the Invitationals he was up with the top guys in the state. He had some great races. You have good parts of the season and bad and the bad came at the wrong time.” Sean Krofssik contributed to this story

said the head coach. Conway though, came through late in regulation to tie things up and regain hope. However, in overtime, knowing a tie wouldn’t help the team’s tournament chances, the group pushed forward, weakening the defense and allowing RHAM to score the winner late in the second and final overtime period. The game was almost a microcosm of the season for the boys. “That’s how things went for us,” Yanosy said. Still, the coach expressed that while it stings to not make the postseason for the first time in almost a decade, it was not a lost year. “This team worked really hard,” commented Yanosy. “I’m certainly proud of the way that they turned things around. At one point we were

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2-5 looking like we weren’t going anywhere and to fight back in a really tough league and to get to the point where we had the opportunity to qualify certainly says a lot about their character. “They didn’t quit and they made the most of their final few games.” Playing in one of the toughest leagues certainly decreased the team’s chances at survival, so to speak, and was a key reason why they didn’t reach the postseason. “I think this team if we maybe had another couple of weeks, it would have been interesting to see what would have happened because we were really starting to peak in terms of our play,” Yanosy said, “We certainly played our best soccer late.”

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Southington Youth Soccer League Results

B Division Oct. 30 Pumas 7, Surfers 6 Pumas: Colin Burdette, Jake Romano and Matt Semmel all scored multiple goals. The offense was led by Colin Burdette, defense was anchored by Matt Tumolo and Josh Budnik stood tall in goal Capitals 2, Blazers 0 Capitals: The Caps’ goals were scored by Ryley Kostenko and Julie Duszak. Emma Angelillo and Nina Fabrycki led the attack for the Capitals while Margaret Shields and Gabrielle Mondo defended tough and Allison Stanton was outstanding in goal. Nov. 6 Pumas 5, Surfers 1 Pumas: Marek Kryzanski and Joey Tellerico each hit the back of the net twice with Kevin Gabree adding another. Mike McLaughlin and Nathan Gorr anchored the defense while Colby Zegzdryn and Ryan Catlin stood tall in goal. Ray Cocozza, Evan DeSandre and Patrick Bennett were terrific in the offensive end. Surfers: Matt Semmel tallied for the Surfers on an assist from Colin Burdette. William

Loose and Mike Martin played great defense. Marc Colaccino was solid in goal. AJ Wong had an outstanding game. Cosmos 6, Earthquakes 1 Cosmos: Kody Hanner and Ethan Ritchie each tallied twice for the Cosmos with Mack Brennan and Matthew Mauro each added single goals. Connor Pringle was terrific in the goalmouth with Ryan Slesinski digging in on defense. Earthquakes: Ryan Daddona scored for the Earthquakes. Brandon Thai was great on offense, Adam Green on defense and Valente Castillo and Ryan St.John in goal. Aztecs 1, Blazers 1 Aztecs: Emily Feest scored for the Aztecs. Julia Bruno was outstanding in goal while Emma Doran and Ashley Lazzari were staunch defenders. Sarah Selinske led the attack. Blazers: Kathryn Clynes scored for the Blazers. On the defensive end of the field, Riley Hall was outstanding, Samantha Przybylski shined on the front end of the field and Kelsi Blatchely and Skylar Michaud were super in goal.

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Capitals 5, Strikers 1 Capitals: Julie Duszak and Taylor Borla each banged in two goals with Danielle Flynn tallying once for the Caps. The goal was well protected by Ryley Kostenko, while Nina Fabrycki and Margaret Shields played tough on defense. Riley Irwin and Emma Angelillo led the attack for the Capitals. Strikers: The Strikers goals were scored by Megan Fortier. The offense was led by Sarah McAuliffe, Olivia Zakreta and Kailey Schmarr while the defense was anchored by Abigail Murphy and Kasey Mason. Natalie Brennan tended the goal well. Capitals 3, Stingers 0 Capitals: Taylor Borla tallied twice for the Caps with Ryley Kostenko banging home another. Standing out on the offense were Gabrielle Mondo and Julie Duszak. Great defense came from Rachel Daniels and Emma Angelillo. The goal was protected well by Emma Brush. Stingers: Mikayla Costello and Logan Fischer led the attack while the backfield was protected by Jenna Famiglietti and Karolina Swinicki for the Stingers. Jada Francis was strong in goal.

Blazers 3, Wings 0 Blazers: Kaley Smith, Gabby Fiora and Samantha Przybylski all put goals home for the Blazers. Kate O’Reilly, Elena Famiglietti and Megan Matthews all were outstanding in goal while Kelsi Blatchely and Kathryn Clynes were effective on offense. Aztecs 2, Wings 1 Aztecs: Katie D’Agostino and Adreanna Barnett both scored for the Aztecs. The offense was led by Nicole Greco and Ema Agli, the defense by Reese Raposa and Sydney Bradshaw. The goal was well protected by Kate Hardy. Spurs 3, Stingers 2 Stingers: Natalie Verderame scored two big goals for the Stingers. In the offensive end, Jada Francis stood out while in the defensive end, Faith Kosior and Erin Famiglietti took care of things with Mandy Kaczor standing tall in goal. Spurs 2, Strikers 1 Strikers: Christine Sargent tallied for the Strikers. Gigi Wadowski, Madeline Symecko and Sarah McAuliffe led the attack while Sarah Mafale and Kasey Mason anchored the defense and Natalie Brennan and Megan Fortier were outstanding protecting the goal.


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Field Hockey SHS 5, Maloney 2 Kristen Brandien scored twice and Alexa Mitchel, Sarah Collier and Casey Sullivan all scored once in the tournament-berth clinching win. Susie Marcoux had three saves and Collier added an assist as Southington finished the regular season 6-10 (3-3 CCC East). Girls Soccer SHS 8, New Britain 0 Erica Kosienski scored twice, Nicole Wershoven scored twice, and Meg McLaughlin, Emily Lippincott, Kristina Albiach and Victoria Plante scored goals as the team finished 9-6-1 (7-61 CCC West). Sarah Caisse made a save.

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The Southington Library is sponsoring its annual Food for Fines program where lenders can donate unexpired canned goods and other non-perishable foods in exchange for overdue library fines. The food will be donated to Southington Community Services, 91 Norton St. The program will be held Nov. 14 through December. People are asked to bring the overdue item along with the food item and their library card to the Lending Desk in the library. Lost or damaged materials, fees for

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Halloween in the Village

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In spite of chilly weather and rain, brave souls venture out to Halloween in the Village of Plantsville. Above, Alexis and Abigail Mullins, 7, peer out the window of Quality Oil. Center, inside one of the downtown businesses, Valentine the Clown entertains the children. Right, Karen Hykys manages to carry her 16-month-old son, Noah, an umbrella and trick-or-treat bag. As in previous years, members of Plantsville Fire Company 2 served hot food and beverages to visitors.

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YMCA Briefs

Family Hiking Series

There are two more Sunday afternoon hikes in the Family Hiking Series before winter sets in. The Wetlands Hike camp will be held Nov. 13. For those letterboxing fans, or for the curious, a second letterboxing hike to new locations will take place Dec. 4. Registration for these hikes is at the front desk of the Southington Community YMCA, 29 High St. Full YMCA members are free; program members pay a small fee. Hikers meet at the McLeod Pavilion at 12:30 p.m. with hikes beginning at 12:45 p.m. and lasting approximately 90 minutes. For more information, contact Jay Jaronko, at (860) 6218194 or

Teen volunteers welcome YMCA Camp Sloper is offering the Teen Volunteer Program on Wednesdays beginning Nov. 9 and running through until April 27. This program, which runs from 3 to 5 p.m., offers students from grades six to 10 an opportunity to do community service by participating in a variety of camp projects, which vary from week to week. Tasks can include working on the grounds, painting, or helping in the camp office. Volunteers should dress appropriately to work outside in the cooler weather and be prepared to get dirty. Anyone interested should contact Jay Jaronko, at (860) 621-8194 or jjaronko@ southington-cheshireymca. org. Members or non-members are welcome. The hours may be used for school, church, or extracurricular community service credit.

Parks and Recreation Briefs

have school. The center has foosball, a pool table, air hockey, board games, video games, comfortable coaches and supervision. For more information, contact Steve Silva at (860) 628-5597, ext. 323 or ssilva@southington-ches

The Southington Parks and Recreation Department is located in the town hall, 75 Main St. For more information or to register for classes, call David Lapreay or Julia Berardinelli in the office at (860) 276-6219. Program details and mail-in registration forms can also be found on the department’s website at

Tw-Y-Light Zone at Y All students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades are invited to the Tw-Y-Light Zone on Friday nights at the YMCA for a night of games and activities. The evenings include open basketball gym, free swim, snack bar, teen center, games and activities as well as a special feature for the week. Some of the Friday night features include DJ dances, crafts, jewelry making, drive-in movies and basketball tournaments. Tw-Y-Light Zone is free to YMCA teen members and has a fee for non-members. For more information, contact Steve Silva at (860) 628-5597, ext. 323 or

and American Legion Auxiliary Junior Girls Unit 72 will be providing refreshments. This event is open to Southington residents only and will run until 4 p.m. There is no charge to attend.

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Santa in the park The Southington Parks and Recreation Department announced that Santa will be arriving from the North Pole at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27 at Recreation Park on Maxwell Noble Drive. Children (kindergarten through grade 3 only) can meet Santa in his workshop and share their Christmas wishes. In the event of inclement weather, Santa will greet children in the cafeteria of South End School, located in the park. There will be horse-drawn carriage rides, treats for the children, music of the season and Valentine the Clown. The American Legion Auxiliary

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will be offering arts and crafts classes for beginners and individuals with special needs. Participants must be accompanied by an adult. Classes will be held in the Walter Derynoski Elementary School Cafeteria on Thursdays, Nov. 17, Dec. 15 and Jan. 12 and 26, from 6:30

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to 8 p.m. There is a cost per six classes; participants can attend as many classes as they like. Pre-registration Sign-ups for the 2011-12 and payment is required, season of Southington Youth however, registration is ongoWrestling, sponsored by the ing. Southington Parks and Recreation Department, will be held any weekday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Southington Parks and parks and recreation office. Recreation is offering the fol- There are fees for wrestling. lowing trips: For more information, call Kennebunkport, “Christ- Coach Dave, at (860) 621-5494 mas Prelude,” Sunday and or(860) 919-3136.

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The staff of The Arc of Southington offers thank yous to employees of The Hartford Life for helping the agency on the United Way Day of Caring held in October. The volunteers rearranged and transferred boxes in the basement and garage of The Arc, located at 201 W. Main St., Plantsville.

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For three Wednesdays, which started Nov. 9, from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m., Valentine the Clown is sharing her talents and teaching the basics of balloon creations. The program is open to Southington students ages 9 to 14 and will be held at the First Congregational Church, 37 Main St. There is a materials fee for the program. To register, call the STEPS office at (860) 276-6281. Registration is limited.

Southington photography buffs are welcome to join the Castle Craig Camera Club that meets on the first and third Tuesdays over the month at the DAV Hall, 80 Hall Ave., Meriden. For more information, visit or call Jim Dionne, (2030) 235-8930.

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Continued from page 34 losses that are in billing or collection stages, and lost card fees are not included in the food drive. The library Mitten Tree will also be ready for decorating with new mittens, hats, gloves, scarves and socks. Handmade items are also appreciated. Community services especially needs soup, tuna fish, juice/juice boxes, macaroni and cheese, cereal, Chef Boyardee, spam/hash/canned ham or chicken, beef stew, lunch snacks/cookies and corn muffin mix. For more information about helping community services, call the office at (860) 628-3761.

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Second Career Volunteer is a lifestyle option that offers volunteers free room and board for individual skills. A program will be held Thursday, Nov. 17, at 6:30 p.m., in the Southington Library Program Room. People can learn about volunteer opportunities in Alaska, Florida, Arkansas and New Mexico, and receive benefits that include traveling, living with low costs, forming new friendships, creating new life experiences and learning op-

portunities. It could be for one week, one month or more. “Second Career Volunteer,” written by Barbara Traynor, covers her experiences volunteering. Young recent college graduates or fortunate mature adults interested in using their workplace skills learned on their journey to maturity are encouraged to attend this seminar. Traynor will sign copies of her book “Second Career Volunteer” that will be available to purchase. For more information, visit Traynor’s website at

Artist of the month

Gail Bannock, of Southington, is the November artist of the month. She is a member of the Connecticut Watercolor Society, serves on the board of directors of the Southington Arts and Crafts Association, is involved with several area art leagues and has taught watercolor classes for many years locally. The exhibit is on display during normal business hours of the library, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Holiday Happenings

Ye Olde Country Fair

Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St., will hold its 21st Annual Ye Olde Country Fair Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The gift basket room, will be back again this year, along with handmade crafts, homemade canned and baked goods, a cookie walk, silent auction, gingerbread village, used jewelry and books, a Christmas room and the raffle for a handmade quilt, all in the church hall.

There will be a luncheon prepared by the men of the church and served by the youth groups. Outside, visitors can also shop in two tents filled with “attic treasure� bargains. Ten percent of profits from the fair will be donated to Southington Community Services to help neighbors in need. Admission is free. For more information, call the church office at (860) 628-5595 or visit www.plantsville

charge for the luncheon. For more information, call (860) 628-6996.

Plans are under way for the first Walter Derynoski Elementary School Holiday Bazaar. Organizers are looking for vendors for the event, which will be held Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the school, 240 Main St. The price includes table and chairs. For more information, contact Courtney Peluso, at or (860) 778-3497, or Lynn LaFontaine, at lafonatinel@

Grace United Methodist Church, 121 Pleasant St., Southington, will hold its annual Christmas Tea and Bazaar/Craft Sale on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Features include knitted and craft items, unique ornaments, gift items and baskets, homemade Christmas cookies and fudge, plus a tea luncheon with tea, coffee, punch, finger sandwiches and fancy cookies. Admission is free, with a small

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Steeple Players perform ‘God’s Favorite’

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The Steeple Players are presenting Neil Simon’s “God’s Favorite” on Nov. 11 and 12, at 7 p.m., in the Peace Cafe of the First Congregational Church of Southington, 37 Main St.. A matinee performance will be at 2 pm on Saturday, Nov. 12. There is a charge to attend and tickets can be reserved by calling (860) 628-6958 or (203) 6310559. Due to subject matter, this play is recommended for ages 14 and up. “God’s Favorite” is Simon’s New York-style take on the Biblical trials of Job, this time in the person of businessman Joe Benjamin. Joe (Scott “Smitty” Smith) is a simple man who is surrounded by the trappings of his success: wife, children, home and money. When he is visited by a messenger from God (Kelly Smith), he is told that all will be lost unless he renounces God. In addition to the husband-

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Food drive at Re/Max

A drive-thru food collection for Southington Community Services will be held Saturday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Re/Max Professionals, 640 Main St., Plantsville. Donors can drive in and drop off food without leaving their vehicles. Dave Alfano, owner of the agency, said he and the staff decided to conduct the drive to give back to those residents who have little.

Bread for Life starts appeal

Feeding the hungry has been Bread for Life’s number one priority for more than 25 years. The mission is made possible because of the generous support the group receives from friends in the Southington community, according to Eldon Hafford, Bread for Life executive di-

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Southington Briefs Mortgage assistance Town Manager Garry Brumback wants to alert residents to the free Homeowner’s Mortgage Assistance Event that will be held Tuesday, Nov. 15, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., at the Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford. The program is designed to help people who are having financial difficulties with their mortgages and allows them to work one-onone with their lenders. The event will include lenders, HUDapproved housing counselors, and agencies including the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, Connecticut Fair Housing Center, Judicial Foreclosure Mediation, and the Mortgage Crisis Job Training Program. For more information, contact Kathleen Titsworth, of the Department of Banking, at (860) 240-8176 or

Forever in Blue Jeans The Southington Community YMCA will offer the Ninth Annual Forever in Blue Jeans on Friday, Nov. 18, 6 p.m., at the Aqua Turf Club, Plantsville. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with cocktails and silent auction, followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m., and live auction and dancing at 8:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the YMCA’s Community Support Campaign. Bill McDougall will be honored as the Y’s Compass Award winner for his work in staying true to the YMCA focus of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. There is a charge to attend. Classy denim attire is requested. For more information or to purchase a ticket, contact Donna Ayer, at (860) 426-9510 or email

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Bank plans food drive Farmington Bank invites the public to help those in need by participating in the 2011 Farmington Bank Holiday Food Drive. The food drive continues until Nov. 18 at all 16 branch locations

including Southington, located downtown at 1 Center St. Non-perishable food items and monetary donations will be accepted. On Friday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Farmington Bank will host a “Turkey and Twenty” day at its corporate headquarters, 1 Farm Glen Boulevard in Farmington. The campaign encourages people to donate a frozen turkey and $20 to help those in need. All contributions to the Farmington Bank Holiday Food Drive will be donated to Foodshare, which serves the region’s food banks though a network of 300 local partners who feed the hungry in the 42 towns of Hartford and Tolland counties. Farmington Bank Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer John J. Patrick Jr. said the bank will match all monetary contributions up to $5,000.

Elks Club offers scooter raffle The Southington Elks Lodge 1669 is offering a raffle for a Puma Angel Scooter 50cc. No registration is needed to drive. There is a cost and tickets can be purchased at the lodge, 114 Main St. For more information, call the lodge at (860) 628-6682. The drawing will be held Saturday, Nov. 26, 7 p.m. Winner does not have to be present.

Holiday Boutique St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 145 Main St., announces its 6th Annual Holiday Boutique on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A tradition among craft enthusiasts, this event will feature many returning crafters. A sampling of items that will be available include painted glassware, knitted items, ornaments, holiday novelty items, chocolates, and gourmet food. A continental breakfast and a lunch of soup, grilled cheese and gingerbread will be available for sale. Proceeds from this event will be going to the Southington Fuel Bank to assist those who cannot afford to heat their homes this winter. For more information, call the church office at (860) 628-8486.



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PLUMBING 687 Broad St., Meriden A1 QUALITY ROOTER SEWER/DRAIN CLEANING SERVICE Family owned & operated since 1981. John Rees 203-235-8504, 860-223-1197 or 203-294-1421 MEDINA Sewer & Drain Cleaning Services LLC. Quality work at affordable prices. 24hr Service Benny Medina 203-909-1099

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

SNOW PLOWING HOME Solutions $500 off a new roof w/ this ad. Snow removal available 20% off w/ neighbors. Great prices, free estimates. LIC & INS HIC #0631419. 203-631-2991


203-294-9889 Expert De-Icers Commerical Specialists. Nicholas J Murano LLC, Member: Snow and Ice Management Assn SALT - $130 per Yard. Sand/salt 7:2 DOT mix, $65 per yard, picked up. 100% Calcium chloride icemelt - Safest for concrete! $16.50 per 50lb. bag. Pallet prices available. 24/7. Call 203-238-9846

Now accepting new snow service accounts. Full season or per storm. Sidewalks, walkways, stairs, driveways, salt/sand. QUALITY, FRIENDLY SERVICE Commercial & Residential Service Call 203-715-2301 CT#619909

TOP SOIL SAND & FILL FREE Clean fill available. Large quantities. Located in Berlin. Call (860) 982-4819 or 860-2233260


Storm Clean-Up RICK’S affordable Tree limb, brush piles, tree, & under-brush removal. No job too big or small. 15 yrs exp. 203-530-4447. A & A Lawn Care-Call now for free est. on tree, shrub and debris removal. Fall Clean-Ups. Dumpster rentals. CT Reg #584101 Jim 203 237-6638 or 203-518-2334 YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Firewood. Reg. Insured. 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159 PROF. ARBORIST #S3365 75ft bucket truck. Precise Tree CT Reg #562159. 203-272-4216 GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430

SPECIALIZING IN Hazardous Jobs Specialty Tree Service Storm cleanup, Tree Removal, Bobcat and Crane Service.

(860) 759-3644


The Southington Citizen — Friday, November 11, 2011 SUV’S

HONDA ACCORD EX 1999 Sedan. White, Beige interior. V6. 153k miles. Excellent condition. Single owner. $4650. (860) 628-1242


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

203-631-0800 or 203-630-2510

JEEP Liberty 2005 Limited, LOW MILES Stock #120029A (203) 630-0088 JAQUAR 1990 XJ-12 Convertible 45,000 MILES. 1 OWNER. EXCELLENT CONDITON! NEVER DRIVEN IN SNOW $9,000. CALL 203-206-7305

PETS & LIVESTOCK BULLDOGS, Boxers, Yorkie, Yorkie-Poo, Multi-Chu, Shih Tzu & mixed breeds. $250+.

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES COUCH - Sleeper sofa, loveseat size. Light beige. Excellent condition. Asking $250. Call Anthony or Pat 860-628-0069 DOUBLE Loveseat Lazyboy Recliner. Blue/beige plaid. Good cond. $75/best 203-235-4755. JENN-AIR side by side stainless refrigerator with door ice and water, counter depth, 23 cu. ft., seven years old. $250. 203-265-6616


Call 860-930-4001 CHRISTMAS PUPPIES AKC Chocolate & Black Labs. Male and Female. $750-$950. Raised with children. Ready December 12. (203) 631-9386 DON’T know what to give? How about a gift certificate for Christmas With Horses at Rap A Pony Farm. Mon-Thurs, Dec 26Dec 29, 9am-12pm. $150 for 4 days. Call Rita 203-265-3596


FRAMING table/artist work table. 4 feet by 8 feet, wood with shelving underneath. Business is moving, please take away by 10/28. Free. 203248-8177. HOT Tub, Gulf Coast, hardly used, 50+ jets, seats 6. Maintained by local spa company. $1750. (203) 440-3940

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT $215/CORD. Seasoned firewood. Free delivery for most areas. Call 203-927-2681 Apply Now 1-866-879-1616 Must be 18 years of age and a US Citizen w/proof of residence. Minimum down payments may vary. Must meet income requirements. Subject to change without notice.

ALL Hardwood, 2 Cord Minimum $200 and $225 For a Single cord. 203-376-2805.

JEEP Wrangler 2006 LOW MILES Stock #P5891A (203) 630-0088

FALL HORSEBACK RIDING Rosehaven Stables, LLC Meriden 203-238-1600 HORSE LOVERS EXCEPTIONAL Riding opportunity in exchange for 6-8 hours per week. AM and PM time needed. 203-213-8833 or 203-272-6593 SNOW Bengal kittens, adorable males & females, 8 weeks old plus another litter will be ready for Christmas. 203-600-4601


Jeep Commander 2006 4 Wheel Drive. LOADED! LOADED! Stock #11206A (203) 630-0088

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

TROYBILT CHIPPER/ SHREDDER/ VAC- 190cc, hardly used, excellent cond. Like new. $225/ best offer. Call after 3:30pm 203-237-4580.

FRANCO Belge coal stove, blue enamel, comes with some coal. $300 or best offer. Call 203238-1977 FURNACE - WOOD or COAL burning with twin electric blowers. Stove pipe included. 3 years old. $900. 203-634-1760 POT BELLIED WOOD STOVE Good shape. Good condition. Almost new. $450. (860) 628-6529 SEASONED hardwood, pickup or local delivery. Cut & split. Approx 16-18in (mostly 18). $225/cord; $145/half cord. 203-294-1775.



ELLIPTICAL Proform 390e Black/Silver Standard Size Work-out Machine. 12 Workout Programs, Resistance and IPod hookup. Very Good Condition. Barely Used. Pickup Only. $400/Or best offer. Erica @ 860-426-0322

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$$$ CA$H $$$ Estate sale service. Costume Jewelry, Antiques, paintings, Meriden-made items, toys, lamps. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025

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

203-238-3499 2ND GENERATION Buys old toys, lamps, jewelry, pottery, Estate items, glass, China, sterling. 203-639-1002 ALWAYS BUYING CASH PAID Vintage Electronics, Amps, Musical Instruments, Guitars, Radios, Ham Equipment, CB, HiFi, Audio Equipment. 860-707-9350

Always Buying, Old, used and antique handtools. Carpentry, Machinist, Engraving and Workbench tools. If you have old or used tools that are no longer being used, call with confidence. Fair & friendly offers made in your home. Please call Cory 860-613-1108

Military Items 203-238-3308

RETIREMENT Sale! 5,000 sq ft of Antiques, collectibles, furniture, household, records, paper items, depression glass, pottery, toys, jewelry, craft suppl, vintage ads & more. Everything must go incl fixtures. 50% off sale, fill-a-bag-deals, lot discounts. Dealers OK. Wed-Fri 12-5; Sat & Sun,9-3. Business to close 11/27. Newfield Antiques, 60 Tuttle Road, Middletown, CT 860-635-4385


L & E PROPERTY Mgmt Offers Meriden- Big beautiful 4BR house w/large yard. 2 baths. Recently renovated. 89 Amity St. $1575 + utils. Avail. 9/1. (203) 240-4688 MERIDEN Avail again. Back on the market. 4 BR, 2 Baths. Willow St. Section 8 Approved - Must Be Qualified for 3 or 4 BR Need. $1400 + Sec & utils. Refs. Available Now! 203-605-8553 MERIDEN East Side 6 Room house. Very clean with 2 large BRs, 1 marble bath, fireplace, hdwd flrs. Modern kitchen with stove, fridge & DW. Full basement with sink, WD hookup, CA. Large yard w/deck. Off st parking. Easy access to highways. Many extras. No pets. $1100 + utils. Call 203 238-2370 SOUTHINGTON. Avail approx mid Nov. Colonial style, 3 BRs, large LR, DR, eat-in kit, full bsmt, nice yard. No pets. Good condition. $1500/mo plus util. Call (860) 628-8386


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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

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

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden 4BR, 2 bath apt Newly Renovated! Avail. Immed. $1225/mo Call 203-240-4688

203-235-8431 OLD BICYCLES Don’t throw away that old bike. Hobbyman needs your help. Free pickup! Bikes will be recycled. Help save a bike! 203-494-9641


15” & 16 “ viola for sale with case and bow. Just $300 each. 3/4 and full size cello for sale, made in Germany, in bags. (203) 294-0888

Professional Violin Lessons & 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

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

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 1 BR plus spacious loft. 2nd floor. Nicely remodeled, off street parking, quiet neighborhood. Incl. appliances & utilities. No pets. Security deposit & ref. $850/mth Call 203-630-3441.

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

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

2 BR Starting at $800 Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-639-8751

MERIDEN 1BR, 3rd Floor. New carpeting/flooring. Newly painted. Off street parking. $650/ mo + sec. Section 8 approved. 110 Colony St. 203-927-8215 MERIDEN 3 BR Apartment 144 So. Colony St Walk in ground level. Pets OK. $850/month. Call (203) 814-7661 MERIDEN 3 BR. 2nd Fl. Clean. Well maintained. 6 Gold St. Lg BRs, sunny kitchen. WD hookup. $900. Call Will 860-834-2876 MERIDEN 3BR. Appliances included. Totally remodeled. Asking $1100. Section 8 approved. (203) 440-3722 MERIDEN Unique 2 BR, 3rd Fl. Randolph Ave. Off st parking. $625 per month. 2 mos security plus application fee required. No pets. Call 203-284-0597


FREE Large upright player piano. Needs tune up. You pick up. Call 203-265-5713 after 5pm.


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L & E PROPERTY Mgmt Offers Meriden- 2 & 3 brdm apts. Starting @ $650/mo. Call (203) 240-4688 MER Large 1BR, Large kitchen. hardwood flrs, appliances, AC, coin op laundry. Many updates. Heat & HW incl. No pets. $850/mo + sec. (203) 626-2320

MERIDEN2 bdrm apt $625/mo. + utils. on bus line downtown. Also STUDIO APT. $600/mo. incls all util’s. No pets. Call 203-982-3042. MERIDEN- 2nd flr, 4 rms, 2 BRs. $700/mo. $1000 deposit. Clinton St. No credit check! John 203-213-7429 MERIDEN-3BR w/Garage in back yard. Clean & quiet dead end st. W/D included. Heat & HW included. Great location! Pet OK. $1,400. 860-426-9819

MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. East Side, 2nd fl studio $180/wk+sec. 1BR, 3rd fl, $845/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm 203630-3823 or MERIDEN - 2 bedrm 2nd floor, off Street parking, $750. plus security, on Vine Street. Call 203-427-3566 MERIDEN - 819 Broad Street 1BR $600. All utilities included. Section 8 approved. No pets. 860-246-0613 MERIDEN -1-2 BR Hubbard Park Central Air/Heat. 775 West Main Street. From $845/mo. + utils. No pets. Call Chino 203-4403483 or Steve 203-537-4072 MERIDEN -Newly Remodeled 2BR, 2nd Fl. Prescott St, 2 family house. Off st parking, WD hookups, Hardwood floors. Call (203) 634-6550 MERIDEN -WALLINGFORD LINE Large, 2 BR Luxury Condo. Laundry. No pets. $875+ utilities Call 203-245-9493 MERIDEN 1 & 2 BR Apartments Separate Utilities Off st parking. WD hookups. $575-$800 + Security deposit 203-809-4627

MERIDEN-Cottage St, $850, 1st flr, 1 BR w/Victorian charm, small office. w/d avail. Sec & ref. Call Andrea at Maier Prop Management, 203-235-1000. MERIDEN. 1 & 2 BR apts avail. Sec & refs required. Call Ray Valenti for details (203) 2381977 Re/Max Professionals MERIDEN. 1 BR, 1st flr, refrig, stove, washer/dryer hookups. $725 plus security. Avail Dec 1. 203-284-5843 MERIDEN. 2 BR apt, heat, hot water, electric and trash pickup included. $950/mo. Refs req. Call 203-410-6295 MERIDEN. 4 BR, kit, LR, 2 full baths, w/w carpet. Need references. Section 8 approved. 203-537-9093 MOVE IN SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $695/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric included. Private balcony. 1 month free rent. Ask for details. Call for info 203-639-4868


Friday, November 11, 2011 — The Southington Citizen APARTMENTS FOR RENT

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN $100 per week. Fully furnished BR, Kit & LR. All utils & cable TV incld. Washer & dryer on site. No drugs or alcohol. Please Call 203-213-2054 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 MERIDEN-$100 per week. Clean, safe, 1st floor. Furnished room, utils incl. Share kit & bath. 203238-3369. Leave message.

GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT WALLINGFORD Garage- North Main St. Close to center of town. Good area. $90/month. Sec. dep. req’d. Available now. 203-269-1426.

Wallingford/Durham 10’ x 20’ & 20’ X 45’ With electricity & heat Available Now. 203-751-1977 YALESVILLE Garage for rent. 35x18. 10’ Overhead door. Close to 91 & Merit Parkway. Call 203-641-4746

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL RENTALS EAST Berlin, Ct 88 Commerce St. 3 RENTS AVAILABLE 750 sq ft, 1500 sq ft & 2500 sq ft Call Bill Petit 860- 828-5715 or 860-543-9906


MERIDEN-$163,600 Simple & smart scale down & go easy on budget w/this 2BR ranch. Spacious living rm w/fp, EIK, fenced beautiful corner yard w/covered patio & non thru st. Call Sue Farone 203-265-5618


Full/Part Time Oil Driver Wanted

WLFD-$169,900. 3BR ranch, affordable, put your personal touches on this cozy home w/ hw fls, eat in kitchen, fp in LR, newer vinyl siding, 1c att gar. Call Kathy 203-265-5618

Arbor Energy is looking for an experienced oil driver for seasonal position. Candidate must have a valid CDL with Hazmat/Tanker, TWIC and clean driving record. EOE, AA.


SOUTHINGTON 2BR 136 Center St. Downtown. 2nd flr. $975 per mo includes Heat, hot water & garbage. No pets. 860-919-1908 Ask for Mike. WALLINGFORD - 2 bedroom, 2nd floor, stove, refrigerator, w/d hook-ups, parking. New energy efficient windows & carpet $885 +sec 203-430-4373 WALLINGFORD - 2 BR, 3rd Floor. 104 Meadow Street. Offstreet parking. $900 including utilities. 203-530-1840 WALLINGFORD 2 BR 5 Rooms in Two-Family 2nd Floor, Off Street Parking No Pets. Credit Check $850 + utilities. 203-284-1853 WALLINGFORD 4 Rooms, 1BR, 1st Floor. Country setting. Private area. Heat & electric incl. $850. Refs & security. Pets possible. 203-284-8890 WALLINGFORD Cute 2 BR Townhouse. Full bsmnt. WD hookup. Pvt entrance. Off st parking. $850/mo 2 mos sec + application fee. No pets. 203-284-0597 WALLINGFORD-1BR apt starting at $750 including heat & HW. No pets. JJ Bennett 203265-7101


Please stop by our office and fill out an application. 280 Schoolhouse Road, Cheshire, CT or send resume to: HELP WANTED

WALLINGFORD-$379,900 Cont/Col private 4BR 3BA home set on 2.14 acres Boasts a remodeled kit w/granite and lime stone flooring, open floor plan, formal DR w/french doors and hardwood flrs, FR w/double sided fp & sunken living room. Call Sue Farone 203-265-5618

Customer Service Representative The Record-Journal is seeking an early morning Part Time Customer Service Representative to join our Circulation team. Excellent communication skills and ability to multi task are needed. Position includes data entry, posting payments, inbound and outbound sales and service calls. Please apply in person between the hours of 8:30am–4:30pm at:

Record-Journal HELP WANTED AUTOMOTIVE Lube Tech wanted for busy car dealership in Wallingford. Please call to schedule interview 203-949-1104 AUTOMOTIVE PAINT COUNTERPERSON CARQUEST Auto Parts Meriden FT 2+ yrs exp and or knowledge of paint (preferably DuPont) required. Must be customer service orientated. Competitive wages/benefits/ 401K. Drug test/background req. Email resume: Or apply at 711 East Main St.

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Circulation Office 11 Crown St. Meriden, CT 06450

Customer Service/ Management

ATTITUDE OVER RESUME Fall rush is here & we need you! 25 openings must be filled immediately! ● Customer Service/ Appt Setter ● Manager Trainees Must be 18 or older with good attitude.


Part Time Join our team at HD Segur! We have an immediate opening for a part-time position, 20 hours per week, to assist our FT bookkeeper. Duties include A/P, A/R, bank reconciliation, transmitting payroll, month-end financials and other projects as assigned. 3 years experience required; previous insurance agency experience a big plus. Email resume to: or fax to: 203-271-7081

Do you have OCD? Have thoughts that you wish you could stop? Feel compelled to do things? Please call about our studies. Earn up to $400. Yale OCD Research Clinic: 203-974-7523 (HIC 614, 2100, 3626)

CAKE DECORATING Retail, Meriden Full Time Creative Position Hourly pay plus benefits. Call 860-826-7199 or 244 Hall Ave

EXPERIENCED Auto Technician Used car repair experience necessary. Must be 21 ys or older and have valid CT Driver’s Lic. Call Guy at 203-630-0088

Whether you’ve lost a ring, wallet or a Cocker Spaniel, a Marketplace ad can help track it.

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HELP WANTED BARTENDER Full or Part time Experienced. Apply in person: Avanti’s Restaurant, 34 River Rd, South Meriden.

HVAC SERVICE TECH B/D or S license required. 5 years min. experience. Exc. wages, benefits. Send resume to: No phone calls, please

MECHANIC For cab company. Call 860-793-0300

Immediate Openings Pickers/Packers Needed ASAP in our warehouse. This job pays $8.25/hr Customer Service Representative Large direct-mail Company has immediate openings for full and part time telephone representatives in their inbound call center. Candidates should have a clear speaking voice, typing and computer skills and a pleasant phone personality. The rate is $10/hr. Apply in person to Speed Staffing LLC located at 500 South Broad St., Meriden, CT between the hours of 10:00 and 2:00 pm. p a t t y @ s p e e d s t a f f i n g l lc . c o m Faxed to 203-379-0965 Or telephone Patty at 203-379-0390 INSTRUCTORS Developmental disabilities day/ res. services. FT/PT all shifts. Meriden to Milford. Call (203) 269-3599 Ext. 0 for info. ACORD, Inc. LABORER Wanted at Jawor Lumber, 1068 North Farms Road, Wallingford. Accepting applications between 6:30am-2pm LANDSCAPING Exp’d in Fall clean ups & snow removal. Must have driver’s lic. Cheshire /Wlfd area. Call 203-676-1121

Machine Operators/

FT MECHANIC Exp in hydraulics, body installation or electronics a plus. Welding exp helpful. Must have tools. Willing to train. Benefits avail. Competitive salary. Apply in person NETE, 1155 So. Broad St., Wlfd.


General Labor Meriden Area/All Shifts Seeking Machine Ops, Assemblers & Laborers. Must pass DT & BC.

Contact HCM 203-634-8427 MANUFACTURER Of Aircraft Parts looking for person to set up and operate CNC Turning Centers. Email resume to or call (860) 665-0134 PTE Energy of Plainville, CT is currently seeking: Energy Analyst: F/T. Perform commercial energy audits, analyze & enter data into utility based software. Will train. Sales Representative: Generate leads & sales for the utility’s Energy Conservation programs. Pay is comm. based. 860-747-6037

Sales We need Direct Sales Representatives to market At Home Mattress products to new customers in the Central Connecticut Area. Each agent is assigned a territory and an attractive pay scale is available. If you enjoy working in a fast paced, fun environment with the opportunity for advancement then At Home Mattress is the place for you! Candidates must be at least 18 years of age with a good attitude. Contact us immediately at 860-681-9543 or email to for information and an application; Attach a resume in order to receive the best consideration. SALES: Need reliable people to set appts at local Sears stores. P/T. Earn up to & over $12-$14 (base + bonus). No Telemarketing. Call 800-379-8310. Seniors Welcome! EOE/AA.

SALESPEOPLE WANTED No experience necessary! Will train! Career change welcome. Must be 21 ys or older and have valid CT Driver’s Lic. Call Guy at 203-630-0088 TIRE TECH FT/PT. Must have valid drivers license & clean driving record. Apply in person: Town Fair Tire, 994 North Colony Rd, Wallingford, 860 Washington St, Middletown or 55 Washington Ave, North Haven.

WRECKER DRIVERS All Shifts. Priority to certified or experienced. Medical card required. Apply: Danbys, 41 High St, Meriden, CT. Ask for Dave.

PCF, Inc. is seeking Delivery Service Providers for newspaper home delivery. No experience necessary. 7 days a week. 2-3 hours daily, starting around 3am. $400-$500/bi-weekly. Routes in Cheshire, Wallingford, East Haven, Meriden and surrounding towns. No money collections. Must be 18+. Valid driver's license and reliable car w/ insurance required. Drivers are independently contracted.

Call 1-800-515-8000

MEDICAL CAREERS REHAB THERAPIST PTA / RPT / OTR P/T Per diem time opportunity to join an exc. rehab team. Competitive compensation. Mail/fax/email resume to: Meridian Manor 1132 Meriden Rd Waterbury, Ct 06705 Fax: 203-757-0634

SEEKING CNAs The Orchards at Southington seeks CNAs for all shifts. Per Diem with potential for increasing hours. Call Sandy Ingraselli (860) 628-5656

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Per Diem Radiology Technician Gaylord, a not-for-profit long-term acute care hospital seeks a per diem Radiologic Technologist. Requirements include registry with American Registry of Radiology Technology (ARRT) and current CT license. Cat scan certification preferred. Minimum 6 months relevant experience required. EOE Please email resumes to: Or Fax to 203-284-2733

Baylor, R.N. Sat & Sun, 7 am - 7 pm Miller Memorial Community, Meriden's choice for excellence in senior residential Healthcare services, is seeking a compassionate, energetic, qualified R.N., to join our professional team in the above Baylor position. MMCI offers very competitive wages and benefits. Drug testing and criminal background check required. Applicants must be Connecticut licensed. If you are willing to go the extra mile for your patients and are truly interested in person-centered care, please apply to

Personnel Manager Miller Memorial Community, Inc. 360 Broad St., Meriden, CT 06450 Fax 203.630.3714 or email:


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