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Volume 8, Number 46

Friday, November 16, 2012

Unexpected cost overruns damper middle school renovations By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen

There was no good news to report on the status of the middle schools renovation project at the Town Council meeting on Nov. 13. Councilor Chris Palmieri, also vice chariman of the

Middle School Building Committee, said the committee was “surprised” by architectural firm Fletcher Thompson about costs of PCB (polychlorinated biphenyls) removal, which in a worst case scenario would cost an extra $14 million, and $6 million at the

least. The number depends on cleanup requirements from the Environmental Protection Agency, and whether or not it would require taking down exterior walls to remove PCBs that are currently inside a vapor barrier. Air See Council, page 12 Citizen photo by Julie Sopchak

From left: Southington YMCA Board of Directors member Beth Smedick; Joe Cofrancesco, Tina Taylor, Brian Taylor, Jill Burleigh, and Scott Burleigh - all of the Mill Foundation; Mendelsohn, Denorfia, and Southington YMCA Executive Director John Myers.

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YMCA recognizes ‘secret weapons’ of Southington By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen

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American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 held a Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11 outside the legion’s building on Main Street. Members of the legion, town officials, and residents gather to celebrate soldiers of the United States military.

Southington Community YMCA announced the recipients of its annual awards, acknowledging the work of residents and civic groups in town and shining the spotlight on those who spend much of their time behind the scenes trying to make the community a better place. The Y chose Tony Denorfia as Person of the Year, The Mill Foundation For

Kids got the Reaching Out Award, and Linda Mendelsohn was named the Unsung Hero. “This is one of my favorite days of the year and reminds us why Southington is such a great place,” said Southington YMCA Executive Director John Myers at the reception on Nov. 12 to announce the recipients. All three will be honored in full at the YMCA’s annual meeting on See Awards, page 5


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Southington preparing students for what may come By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen

It’s easy to have hindsight of 20/20, but Southington is trying to have 20/20 foresight and prepare students for what may come in the future. Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi implemented a new plan, called Vision 2020, which entails a chain of Community Conversations involving different sectors of the community to get feedback on how to better prepare kids for a world changing more rapidly than ever thanks to constant advances in technology. “I think it’s really important for us to have a plan in place as we move forward,” Erardi said. “We’re a $90 million organization and times are changing.” On Nov. 12, the first of these conversations was

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get our district, our students, ready for the future,” CalviRogers said. “We don’t want to do any of this work in isolation,” Nichols said, emphasizing the importance of community feedback. The women focused on how the classroom environment is projected to change by the year 2020, such as the elimination of desks and computers as we know them. Calvi-Rogers explained traditional desks will most likely be replaced by chairs with wheels to enable mobility so students can arrange in a circle or groups more effectively for more engaging discussions. She also said standardized tests could be obsolete because students can just build digital portfolios. A video was presented, called “A Day Made of

Glass,” the second in a threevideo series made by Corning Incorporated, a glass company. The video was made with advertising goals, but the women said it depicted a reality they are trying to prepare for. The video shows a day in the life of students from when they wake up to when they go to bed at night, and

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A headfirst dive into the world of theatrics Act 3, Scene 1: “Break a leg and die”: true good luck wishes from dear friends

Southington Citizen editor Julie Sopchak auditioned for the play Company with the Steeple Players of The First Congregational Church of Sopchak Southington to quench her longtime thirst of wanting to be in a play. She got the part; a character named Marta, and has decided to chronicle her theatrical exploits for the public’s entertainment.

After a tough week of rehearsals, opening night finally came on Nov. 9. I had finally settled on a costume, and was packed and ready to go straight from work, taking all those butterflies in my stomach with me. During the day, a good friend of mine gave me the traditional “break a leg” wish for good luck, and then she threw in a general death threat of “I hope you die,” just to up the ante. That’s the nicest thing anyone’s ever said to me…I think? Though my costume had

been decided, there was still one loose end: makeup. I don’t wear makeup on a daily basis, and in times of necessity, someone has always applied it for me, so just like my costume, I felt completely lost and unsure how to handle this. Luckily, I enlisted the help of a cast mate, and she did a glorious impromptu face-paint for me. Indeed, Marta was now ready for her closeup. We had to arrive at the church an hour and a half before showtime, which gave plenty of time to

change into costume and warm-up, and probably more time than we would have liked just stewing backstage and waiting for our cue to come out. But eventually, that time came, and we marched out through the audience to our seats, situated in a small space off-stage. By then, those butterflies had taken over not only stomach, but felt as though they were flitting incessantly all over my skin as well. I had friends and family in the audience, and while I

knew this, I did my best to pretend the audience didn’t exist at all. Rather than being courageous and looking into the audience while on stage, I had a pretty intense staring contest with the spotlights. Throughout the whole weekend, I came to realize something: no show is ever the same. Lines are scripted, and we go over blocking numerous times in rehearsal, but still, things gets changed

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Complex ‘Company’ takes on relationships with song By Weekly staff

The sure hand of Director Richard McCarty was evident in every nuance of a local production of the Steven Sondheim-George Firth musical comedy “Company” which came to life last weekend through the talents of The Steeple Players of the First Congregational Church of Southington. The show, which debuted on Broadway in 1970, was surprisingly fresh, holding its own 40 years later as a large cast of characters discusses married versus single life and the ups and downs of each. The Steeple Players mission is to offer thought-provoking works to the commu-

nity and “Company” is a good example. Who, if anyone, do you decide to share your life with and how do you make peace with that choice? “Company” is not a work often undertaken by community troupes and it’s easy to see why. The demanding songs and comedic timing are tough to pull off, but McCarty clearly knows how to bring out the best in performers. Early on in rehearsals, he asked the actors to write their characters’ backstories as a way to get their heads into the roles. Excellent casting also added to the realism of the relationship dynamics the play explores. The set is minimal and


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costumes give a nod to a 1970s era sensibilities as a fun element, but this is no period piece. Primarily an ensemble presentation, the action focuses on the plight of 35-yearold single guy Bobby, played by Kris Bates, a lifelong Southington resident and First Congregational Church member. Also key to this show’s success are the contributions of Alan Dougherty, musical director and accompanist. Dougherty, of Meriden, has been part of over 70 musicals around the state. Julie Sopchak, editor of The Southington Citizen, one of the cast members and a relative newcomer to theater, fit right in with the more seasoned crew. Sopchak drew some of the big laughs of the night with her edgy take on “Marta,” one of Bobby’s socalled girlfriends. Since we work with

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Linda Mendelsohn, who was named the Unsung Hero, volunteers for Bread for Life and Southington Community Services sometimes up to 50 hours a week, but the hours she puts in are irrelevant to her. “I just love seeing the smiles on peoples’ faces when we do something for them,� she said. Myers said he called SCS Executive Director Janet

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Jan. 30 at the Aqua Turf Club. Denorfia, a developer, had a hand in acquiring the Southington Drive-In property on Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, and was also recognized by Myers for his infrastructural work at YMCA Camp Sloper and other interests in town like Little League. “It’s kind of intimidating, it’s inspiring,� Denorfia said. “I feel it’s undeserved and I’m very honored and touched by it, so it’s a whole bunch of emotions all at once.� Denorfia was chairman of the Parks Board at the time the Drive-In property became available. The board brought it to then-Town Manager John Weichsel, who said the town wasn’t interested, so Denorfia pursued the property himself. After some Town Councilors caught wind of it, they decided they were interested. Denorfia, who already created a contract for himself, gave the contract to the town instead. “It was a good personal decision, and a lousy business decision,� Denorfia said with a smile. The Mill Foundation for Kids was founded in 2006 by residents of Old Cider Mill

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Derynoski students honor veterans By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen

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Mellon to figure out if Mendelsohn has a title, but Mellon responded “No, that’s impossible,” since she takes on the roles of at least 10 people. So, Myers came up with his own title for her: Super Volunteer Extraordinaire. Mendelsohn receives and organizes incoming food donations and also assembles holiday baskets for families. Whenever she gives her own grandchildren an Easter basket, she smiles knowing a lot of other kids are having a good holiday because of the work she put in. “I know if we didn’t do that, these children would not be having a wonderful holiday,” she said. Myers added all three recipients represent a “secret weapon” for the Town of Southington, always doing something good for the community.

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school’s Wall of Honor, located in the school lobby. Five tile mosaics were pieced together by art teacher Michelle Ginand. Three depicted the major branches of the U.S. military: Army, Navy, and Air Force, while the other two were an American Flag and a bald eagle. The wall also had display cases with rows of yellow ribbons, each with a name of a veteran who has a connection to Derynoski. “At Derynoski, we embrace our community and veterans are a huge part of the community,” said Derynoski Principal Jan Verderame. “We felt we wanted to do something.” Veterans present also got to enjoy time with their loved ones, like Howard Griesing, whose granddaughter, Kiara Hourigan, said she was proud of her grandfather. “I thought it was great,” Griesing said of the presentation. “Southington does a good job.” Gianna Perugini brought


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its official opening as well as honor and aid armed forces. These events included visits from local troops, signing a banner to be sent to troops overseas, as well as tasting wine and spirits that were crafted in honor of veterans. “It all came about quite by accident, but it came together beautifully, so that we can not only open ourselves to the public with our grand opening, but benefit the troops at


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Applications now accepted Applications are now being taken by Southington Community Services, 91 Norton St., for holiday programs. The holiday programs are for Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets and holiday gifts. These programs are available to qualified Southington residents. Proof of income and Southington residency are required. Call Southington Community Services with questions or to schedule an appointment at (860) 628-3761. 1258981

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Shopping fair — The Flanders Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization will host a shopping fair on Friday, Nov. 16, at Flanders Elementary School, 100 Victoria Drive, from 6 to 9 p.m. Benefit dinner — A benefit dinner will be held for Fundacion Sor Dominga Bocca on Friday, Nov. 16,

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Comedy night — Southington Elks Lodge No. 1669, 114 Main St., will host a comedy night on Saturday, Nov. 17. Doors open at 7 p.m. Entertainment ends at midnight. There is a cost for tickets per person in advance or at the door. For tickets or more information, visit the lodge tap room or call the



Pancake breakfast — The Southington Knights of Columbus will hold its annual Fall Charity Pancake Breakfast Buffet on Sunday, Nov. 18, from 7 to 11:30 a.m. at the Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. For more information or tickets, call Dennis Kelly at (860) 877-3038, John Taillie at (860) 919-7002, or Craig Jones at (860) 2760273. Tickets will be sold at the door.



Leaf collection — Leaf collection for residents east of Route 10 and south of Berlin Street.



Interfaith Thanksgiving — Southington’s traditional Interfaith Thanksgiving celebration will be held Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Dominic Church, 1050 Flanders Road. See Calendar, next page

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Isabella Council 15 of Southington, has announced a trip to see the Vienna Choir Boys in concert at the Warner Theatre in Torrington on Friday, Dec. 7. Bus will depart from Mary Our Queen Church, 248 Savage St., at 5 p.m. For reservations and details, contact, or call Dennis Kelly at (860) 276-0633. Holiday auction — First Congregational Church of Southington, 37 Main St., will hold a holiday auction


Thomaston Opera House — First Baptist Church of Southington will have a trip to Thomaston Opera House on Sunday, Nov. 25. For reservations or information, call the church office at (860) 628-8121. Santa in the Park — Santa will arrive from the North Pole from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25, at Recreation Park, Maxwell Noble Drive to greet children.

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Turkey event The Renegade Pigs, a motorcycle club of law enforcement/protective service officers and firefighters, is holding its annual Turkey Event. Donations of a frozen turkey or a monetary donation can be made at the American Legion, 835 Hanover Road, Meriden, on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon. Turkeys will be distributed to area soup kitchens and shelters, including Bread for Life of Southington.

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Students from prekindergarten through fifth-grade at St. Thomas School participated in Halloween festivities along with teachers, parents, and grandparents. Pictured: Daniella Salzillo and Kaylin Rosemond are ready for trick-or-treating.

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Now through Dec. 15, Price Chopper, 410 Queen St., will host its annual “Check Out Hunger” campaign, offering shoppers two new ways to help support those in need through local food banks and their affiliated kitchens and pantries this winter. Round Up Your Change allows shoppers to add a small monetary donation to their bill, thereby bringing the total to the next whole dollar amount. To make a Food Package donation, shoppers will be able to donate a certain amount of money for a selection of pantry essentials that will be shipped in January directly to the corresponding food banks or closest store for food banks that are located in outlying areas. Price Chopper has also launched the “Your Help Counts: Sandy” fundraising pin up campaign for the American Red Cross to help victims of the devastation wrought in New York and beyond by Superstorm Sandy.

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Road, Farmington, on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16 and 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Founders Hall. Suitable for all ages, the play is a series of short scenes of couples falling in and out of love in a small town in northern Maine. There is a ticket price to attend and can be purchased online at or at the door. For more information, call George Sebastian-Coleman at (860) 255-3731 or e-mail gsebastian-coleman@tunxis. edu.


Thomas Mayer, of Plantsville, is presenting paintings of “Shoreline Scenes” through Nov. 30 at The Gallery at The Orchards, 34 Hobart St. Mayer creates landscapes in oils, acrylics, pastels, and mixed media.

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‘SCORE!’ Southington Community Theatre will present SCORE! A Musical Showcase, on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. at DePaolo Middle School, 385 Pleasant St. The show will

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St. Paul’s Church, 145 Main St., will hold its seventh annual Holiday Boutique on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The boutique will feature hand-crafted Christmas items as well as general craft items, jewelry, children’s gifts, and specialty items. The café will

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have a continental breakfast, as well as chowder, soup, and grilled cheese sandwiches for sale. All of St. Paul’s proceeds will be donated to the Southington Fuel Bank. The Holiday Boutique will be held in the parish hall at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, For information, call the church office at (860) 6288486.

Christmas craft fair The St. Gregory Christmas Craft Fair at St. Gregory CCD Center, 1043 Stafford Ave., Bristol, will be held Saturday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be 39 vendors, basket raffle, breakfast and lunch served each day, Santa will visit for pictures. There is no admission charge. For information contact Ginny DeLuzio at (860) 584-8050.

Christmas Bazaar The St. Aloysius Church Ladies Guild will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 254 Burritt St. Gift baskets, swags, handmade items, baked goods, and more. Lunch and refreshments will be served.

Craft fair First United Methodist Church, 159 E. Main St., Meriden, will hold a craft fair on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring gift baskets, baked goods, lunch, and more. Admission is free.

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The First Baptist Church of Southington, 581 Meriden Ave., is planning a trip to the Thomaston Opera House on Sunday, Nov. 25, to see the play White Christmas, followed by dinner at San Marion’s in Waterbury. The bus will leave the church parking lot at 12:45 p.m. and return at approximately 7 p.m. There will be a choice of grilled salmon, grilled pork chops, or chicken parmigiana for dinner. For reservations, call the church office at (860) 628-8121, or Bev at (860) 621-3024.

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Grace United Methodist Church, 121 Pleasant St., will hold its annual Christmas Tea and Bazaar/Craft Sale on Saturday, Dec. 1, 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. For more information, call (860) 628-6996.

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ing, boating, motorcycles and building roadsters. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two children, Dennis Sherburne Jr., of Bristol and Richard Sherburne and wife, Tammi, of Torrington, and their mother Debbie Smart. He also leaves his step-daughter, Dawn Travers and step-son, Christopher McGrath, both of Southington; as well as his


ton’s Hospitality Night. The church’s doors will open at 6 p.m. for a silent auction and preview until 6:45 p.m. Live auction will begin promptly at 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall. The auctioneers will be WRCH Lite 100.5 radio personality Allan Camp, assisted by the Ted Andrzejczuk. Items being auctioned will include hand crafted items, gift certificates donated by local stores, restaurants and businesses, as well as many goods and services contributed by the members of First Congregational Church. Refreshments will be available.

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Plantsville and Connecticut Hospice for all their loving care and support. The funeral was held Nov. 13, at the Della Vecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., to Immaculate Conception Church. Burial was at Immaculate Conception Cemetery. For online condolences and directions visit


William M. Lee, 79, of Southington, passed away peacefully on Thursday Nov. 8, 2012, at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. He was the husband of the late Jean (Tomczak) Lee. He was born in Torrington, the son of the late William and Minnie Lee. He was a member of the Connecticut National Guard from 1955 to 1958. He was employed at Allied Control, Al’s Power Equipment and Lori Lock, from which he retired.Bill enjoyed gardening, repairing small engines and traveling, but most of all he enjoyed time with his family and friends. He was an enthusiastic member of the Mystic Seaport Association.

He is survived by a son, David Lee and his girlfriend, Naomi Kilgore, of New Britain; his sister, June Bobrowiecki, of Winter Haven, Fla.; his sister-in-law, Ann Aszklar, of Southington; also many nieces and nephews, including Mark Aszklar and Jeffrey Skrzypiec, Terry Skrzypiec and Raymond Bobrowiecki, Holly Bobrowiecki, Rebecca Skrzypiec, Kate Skrzypiec and Elizabeth McLaughlin.He was predeceased by a brother, Ronald Lee; and a nephew, Robert Skrzypiec; and his special friend, Edward A. Aszklar.The family would like to thank the staff at Cancer Center of Central Connecticut, Hospital of Central Connecticut at Bradley Memorial, the Summit at

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Letters to the Editor

Food for thought on Thanksgiving


To the editor: I’d like to congratulate my opponent, David Zoni, and thank all of my supporters for the work they did throughout this campaign. I know that David brings a true love of Southington to Hartford and will fight for our town’s best interests and he has my full support. This campaign proved challenging and you all went beyond what anyone could expect going door to door, making calls and carting me all over town while my leg was in a cast. I sincerely thank each one of you. And I thank everyone who voted in Tuesday’s election for that is strength of democracy. Cheryl Lounsbury Southington

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By E. Richard Fortunato Special to The Citizen I know I’m not alone in my personal recollections of past Thanksgiving stories that resonate with others. Personally, I think about Fortunato gatherings of family and friends on a highspirited holiday, the excitement of busy preparations for days before; children watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the arrival and happy greetings of the guests to the unique blend of smells of Thanksgiving, the eye-catching and palate-pleasing ap-

petizers and spirit-stimulating aperitifs; the roast turkey at the center of the table, surrounded by stuffing, cranberries, gravy and savory trimmings to be enjoyed right up to and including the variety of desserts. Stories can be told that are rich in joy-filled memories and wistful thoughts of catching up with those we haven’t seen for a while. And then the football games and loosened belts. Recalling the roots going back to our earliest American colonial days, Thanksgiving is rich in history, faith, and diverse cultural traditions. I still think of the wondrous Thanksgiving celebrations of my childhood with good food and tasty treats, games to play with

Government Meetings

Tuesday, Nov. 20 Planning and zoning commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26 Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27 Zoning board of appeals, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Middle Schools Building Committee, DePaolo Middle School, 385 Pleasant St., 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4 Middle Schools Building Committee, DePaolo Middle School, 385 Pleasant St., 4:30 p.m. Planning and Zoning, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 5 Public Works Committee, town hall council chambers, 4:30 p.m. Park Board, Parks and Recreation office, 75 Main St., 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 Board of Water Commissioners, Water Department, 605 W. Queen St., 6 p.m. Conservation Commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10 Town Council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Library Board, Southington Library, 255 Main St., 6:30 p.m.

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my siblings and cousins while our parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles laughed with joy, grateful just being together and enjoying God’s gifts of the uniquely special day. But then, my thoughts of Thanksgiving mature to later times in life. Today, I am profoundly grateful for God’s greatest gift to me, a lifetime spent with a wonderful and loving wife, our beautiful children and the special treasures that are our grandchildren. But, I am equally thankful to the good Lord for the gifts bestowed on me through my life’s journey: loving parents, a wholesome family, the gifts of education, values, the discovery of personal skills, talents, aptitudes and an attitude for using them responsibly and productively in my work. You see, I know that I did not do it all by myself but with the love and nurturing of the parade of good people who touch all of our lives. I thank God for what I have learned and earned and that I have been able to share with others. In the quiet of my own prayerful stream of thoughts, I come to the realization that it is not enough for me to say: “Thank you, God for your abundant blessings.” Rather, I turn to

thoughts of what it would be like without those gifts of a good life. Then, the stark reality confronts me that today and again on Thanksgiving and beyond, there are so many who are hungry, illclothed, without shelter and those who are sick. With a deeper consciousness, my mind drifts to those who are in the solitude of loneliness, the uninvited who will be alone on Thanksgiving, alone on that gathering of gatherings. God, please be with them. Bring us to them, if only in heart. For me, the answer to these prayerful ponderings always returns to the essential mystery of God. No matter how we say the name of our one eternal God, be it Elohim in Hebrew, Deus in Latin, Waheguru in Punjabi, Allah in Arabic, I know that the nature of God remains infinitely beyond full human comprehension. God is not some sort of super human creature prowling the universe, applying His magical works. Rather, the miracle is that in creating us, I believe God has done and continues to do his work. Our hands are His hands. Our feet are His feet. Our See Food, next page

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Kennedy Middle School, 1071 S. Main St., will hold a Field Day on Friday, Nov. 16, from 2:45 to 3:45p.m. The day will include staff volunteering time to run events with and for students after school. Students chose Zumba, basketball, Whiffle Ball, ladder ball, paper football, bean bag toss, Bocce, karaoke, and board games.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Connecticut and western Massachusetts announces it will award a total of $50,000 to 25 local high school seniors this academic year through its scholarship program. Students of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, with funds available to eligible Hispanic applicants via the Hispanic American Commitment to Educational Resources scholarship and additional funds available to any student, regardless of race or ethnicity, via the RMHC Scholars scholarship. Scholarship applications are now available online at scholarships. The deadline for submitting an application is Thursday, Dec. 20. Eligibility requirements for RMHC Scholarships: must be eligible to enroll in and attend a two- or four-year college with a full course study and reside in a participating area. Additional eligibility requirement for the RMHC/ HACER scholarship: applicants must have at least one parent of Hispanic origin. Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, financial need and community involvement.

Flanders Shopping Fair

The Flanders Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization will host a shopping fair on Friday, Nov. 16, at Flanders Elementary School, 100 Victoria Drive, from 6 to 9 p.m. Nearly 50 vendors, crafters, and tag sale tables will be on display as well as a gold buyer.

Clothing and bottle drive

On Saturday, Nov. 17, St. Paul’s Catholic High School, 1001 Stafford Ave., Bristol, will sponsor a clothing and bottle drive to support the school’s theatrical productions. The drive will be held at the school from1 to 5 p.m. Students are collecting all types of clothing, linens, shoes, blankets and all refundable bottles and cans.

St. Dominic open house

An open house for prospective students and their families will be held on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 1:30 p.m. at St. Dominic School, 1050 Flanders Road. The open house will include an overview of our programs, classroom tours and an opportunity to meet with administrators, teachers and parent ambassadors. This invitation is extended to anyone who may be interested in having their children attend St. Dominic School (prekindergarten to grade 5) for the 2013-14 school year. For more information, visit www.saintdominicschoolct. org.

Study abroad The International Student Exchange Program offers students 15 to 18 years of age who qualify on the basis of academic performance, character references, and a genuine desire to experience abroad with a volunteer host family in one of several host countries. Students can spend an academic year, three months, or summer in Europe, Asia, North and South America, New Zealand, Australia, or South Africa. Students or families interested in more information about the programs should call 1-800-677-2773, or visit



Honoring veterans Photo courtesy of St. Thomas School

On Nov. 9, students at St. Thomas School students honored veterans with essays, patriotic medley of songs, and color guard presentation. The entire school body and guests joined in singing theme songs of each military branch: Navy, Army, Air Force, and Marines. Individual servicemen were called to the stage, escorted by the student who sponsored them as their resume of time served was read. Many servicemen in attendance brought memorabilia to be displayed for the students. Alongside the gym entrance, the St. Thomas School Wall of Honor was decorated with stars of each veteran’s name submitted by the students and their families. Pictured: kindergarten students try on the army gear on display.

Drop-in Tuesdays St. Dominic School, 1050 Flanders Road, will be offering drop-in Tuesdays until Dec. 18, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. for grades pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade. For information call (860) 628-4678 or visit

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

Bus trip to NYC In support of the Wilcox Culinary student’s trip to Italy there will be a bus trip to New York City on Saturday, Dec. 15. Bus departs Wilcox’s parking lot at 298

Oregon Road, Meriden at 8 a.m. and departs from NYC at 5 p.m. Visits include Ground Zero, Canal Street and St. Patrick’s Cathedral/Rockefeller Center. Reserve a seat by Friday, Dec. 7. For information call Cindy Kisner at (203) 238-6260 ext. 6267 or Bea Tavares ext. 6265 or Chef Calle ext. 6297

Website aids families, pupils Family Connection from Naviance is a web-based service designed especially for students and families to help them make decisions about courses, colleges and careers. To access Family Connection, a personal access code was provided to Southington High School students. The code can be used to register for a personal Family Connection account. More information is available through the Ninth Grade Academy website http://www.south p=9082 .


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minds and hearts are His, as are the rich blessings He bestows on us, and that they are all gifts to be shared with the least of his children. How? Through our ability to interconnect the meaning of the words: faith, hope, charity and its cognate, love; the love of neighbor that God not only commands us to have for others but empowers us to do so, as well. My wish for all is a joyful, sharing and thought-filled Thanksgiving.

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Southington Elks Lodge No. 1669, 114 Main St., will host a comedy night on Saturday, Nov. 17. Headline entertainment features standup comedians Johnny Lampert and Tim Gage from New York City. Doors open at 7 p.m. Classic rock and country music by Dave Quick from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 to midnight. Comedy showtime from 9 to 10:30 p.m. There is a cost for tickets per person in advance or at the door. For tickets or more information, visit the lodge tap room or call the lodge at (860) 628-6682, or Lisa at (860) 747-3897.


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DePaolo Middle School Students of the Month of November

DePaolo Middle School has announced its Students of the Month for November. In sixth-grade, Cade LaChance, Gabriella Verderame-Malachowski, and Justin Miranda were selected by their teams. LaChance is the son of Paige and Keith LaChance and received first place for his Young Author’s book in fifth-grade. He is a STEPS student representative and participates annually in the Arthritis Foundation fundraiser walk for Hartford Hospital. Cade also is on the DePaolo cross country team and plays baseball for Southington North Little League. Verderame-Malachowski is the daughter of Marlene Verderame and Jason Malachowski and received the Principal’s Award in fifth-grade. She is part of the DePaolo Leadership Program and plays in the school band. She also plays powder puff football and softball for the town. Miranda is the son of Paul and Heather Miran-

da and was recognized in fifth-grade for showing the most growth in his academic subjects. He is a part of the Leadership Program and volunteered at Alex’s Lemonade Stand at the Apple Harvest Festival. Justin also plays baseball, basketball, and football. In seventh-grade, William Blaise, Michael Dorsey, and Kaylee Fantoli were selected by their teams. Blaise is the son of William and Suzanne Blaise and made the honor roll all four terms in sixthgrade. He was in the Leadership Program and assisted with the school newspaper in sixth-grade. He also volunteered at Alex’s Lemonade Stand at the Apple Harvest Festival. Dorsey is the son of Jon and Tina Dorsey and earned high honors all four terms in sixth-grade. He is a part of the Drama Club and cross country team and was selected for the Mathcounts

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Back row, from left, Assistant Principal Chris Palmieri, Jeremy Spooner, Diana Halla, Kaylee Fantoli, Rosanna Airo, Kristen Craven, Vasoula Papageorge, and Principal Frank Pepe. Front row, from left, Cade LaChance, Michael Dorsey, Gabrielle See SOM, next page Fiora, Gabriella Verderame-Malachowski, Billy Blaise, and Justin Miranda.

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has consistently been an honor roll student. Spooner is the son of Kristen and Michael Spooner and made the honor roll every marking term in middle school. He is in Peer Advocates, plays on the DePaolo baseball team, and was selected for the Mathcounts Program. He also plays basketball, baseball, and football for the town. Papageorge is the daughter of Sam and Rita Papageorge and was also recognized at the Principal’s Breakfast. She is in the Leadership Program, band, and is a counseling office assistant. She dances at Estelle Jones School of Dance. In Unified Arts, Gabrielle Fiora, Rosanna Airo, and Kristen Craven were selected. Fiora is the daughter of Marisa and Mark Fiora and received a Character Counts Award at Derynoski Elementary School last year. She donated 12 inches of her hair to Locks for Love and rescued a dog from a rescue center. She is in the school orchestra and plays on the Southington travel soccer team. Airo is the daughter of Tina and Angelo Airo and is an honor roll student. She is a peer mediator and plays the violin. She is also in the school Leadership Program. Craven is the daughter of Lew and Vivian Craven and is in the National Junior Honor Society. She is in the school color guard, school orchestra, and the Con Brio group and is also a Girl Scout and has been in the Leadership Program for all three years at DePaolo. Submitted by DePaolo Middle School


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The United Way of Southington has teamed up with the Town of Southington. Gift baskets have been prepared by town departments and will be available for silent auction at Southington Library, 255 Main St., through Saturday, Nov. 17. Proceeds will benefit United Way of Southington. For more information, contact Kaye Davis, executive director of United Way of Southington, at (860) 628-4565.

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The Southington Historical Center will host its annual holiday bazaar and open house on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vintage gifts, ornaments, and baked goods will be offered for sale and the Sylvia Bradley Room will be decorated for the holidays. Lectures are offered free to members of the Southington Historical Society, veterans and students. Others attending are asked to make a small donation to the organization for future events. The historical center is open for tours on the second Saturday of each month, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The society was established in 1965 and is located in the former town library built in 1902. Other tours can be obtained by calling (860) 6214811 and leaving a message. For more information contact Fern Wildman Schrier (860) 628-3664.


The area provided for town residents to bring leaves and brush on Old Turnpike Road will be open Fridays from noon to 4 p.m. through Friday, Dec. 14, with the exception of Nov. 23. Area will also be open for residents to bring leaves and brush on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Leaf collection schedule is as follows: Fourth section – east of Route 10 and south of Berlin Street. Leaves must be out no later than Monday, Nov. 19.

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

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The Computer Center at Calendar House registration is extended. Additional late registration will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 21, from 1 to 3 p.m., in the Computer Lab at Calendar House. Seats are available in all classes for the

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Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave., seeks volunteers. Help with laundry is needed to assist in delivering items to resident rooms, day’s flexible, preferred hours 10 a.m. to noon. Sunday recreation help is needed from 7:30 to 10 a.m. for delivering newspapers, helping in the dining room, filling water pitchers, assisting with morning church service; and in the afternoon from 1 to 3:30 p.m. to assist with afternoon programs, helping with various departmental tasks, and clerical tasks. Help is needed at the front desk in answering phones on multi-line system as well as greeting guests. Days and hours vary. If interested, fill out a volunteer application at the front desk or for more information, contact Deb Brown at or (860) 378-1286. For more information, call (860) 621-9559 or visit us at

Special interest clubs

Special interest clubs meet monthly on Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Perry Room. No fees, experience, or membership is required. Walk-ins are welcome. The Digital Photography Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month (Nov. 21) and discusses camera equipment, latest software, photo editing, and field trips to practice taking pictures. Led by Peter Freeman, who teaches digital photography at the University of Connecticut. Bring a camera. The Computer Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month (Nov. 28) to discuss computer fundamentals, tablets, smartphones, hardware, software, and anything else computer-related. Led by Mark White, assistant manager of the Computer Learning Center.


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Programs offered at MidState Medical, 435 Lewis Ave., are the following: Pilates for Breast Cancer Survivors, Thursday, Nov. 29, from 5 to 6 p.m. Following breast cancer treatment, many women fear resuming an active lifestyle. Pilates provides a gentle reintroduction to exercise. Physician permission required. Horwitz Conference Center, Registration required, no cost. Weight Loss Surgery Seminar, Monday, Nov. 26, noon to 1:15 p.m. Free informational seminar reviewing MidState Medical Center’s Weight Management Program. Register at MidState Medical Services, Conference Center, 61 Pomeroy Ave., Meriden. Diabetic Foot Care, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., presented by Kathy Wietrak, APRN, Meriden Se-

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Eve of Remembrance Holidays can be difficult times for those who have lost a loved one, especially if it is

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members and friends invited to remember their loved one in a special way. Information on coping during the holiday season will also be distributed. Light refreshments will follow.

St. Francis new staff Kristofer A. Bagdasarian, M.D., of Southington, a specialist in vascular surgery, has joined the medical staff of St. Francis Hospital and


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Blood pressure screening On Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 10 to 11 a.m., the Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging will hold a free blood

W e welcome Simina Ionescu, MD Specialist in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics

Simina Ionescu, MD, has joined the Masonicare Primary Care Physicians practice. Dr. Ionescu’s primary role is within the geriatric assessment program. Known as Masonicare Pathways, the team conducts evaluations of cognitive, emotional and physical function and provides follow-up recommendations. In addition, Dr. Ionescu is part of the internal medicine staff and sees patients over the age of 55 from the community. Dr. Ionescu is Board-certified in internal medicine and geriatrics. She received her medical degree from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest. Dr. Ionescu was formerly an attending physician at the Hospital of St. Raphael, where she oversaw geriatric assessments and also served as clinical education coordinator for geriatric fellows. Masonicare Primary Care Physicians is Masonicare’s community-based physician practice. For additional information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ionescu, please call 203-265-0355.

Support groups

Support groups meet at the New Britain General campus, 100 Grand St., New Britain. For more information, call the contact number for each group. Breast Cancer Support Group - First and third Wednesday of each month (Nov. 21), from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the radiation oncology treatment center waiting room. For people newly diagnosed or in active treatment for breast cancer. Free parking in front of building. (860) 224-5900, ext. 6307. American Cancer Society’s “Look Good, Feel Better” Program - Dec. 17, from 2 to 4 p.m., Lecture Room 1. For women undergoing cancer treatment. Enrollment limited; registration required. Free parking. (860) 224-5299.

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The Hospital of Central Connecticut is offering free classes on nutrition during cancer treatment, held the third Tuesday of each month (Nov. 20), from 4 to 5 p.m. at the New Britain General campus, 100 Grand St., New Britain. Registered Dietitian May Harter, M.S., R.D., CD-N, will discuss how cancer treatment can change your nutritional needs, and which foods and supplements can help you meet those needs. Free parking and a light snack are provided. Contact Noa Mencher,, or (860) 224-5187 for information, registration.

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Stuff my mom’s SUV for CCMC The third annual “Stuff my mom’s SUV for CCMC” will be held Saturday, Nov. 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 2223 Meriden-Waterbury Road, next to Custom Coach. Reilley Walden, a sixth-grade student at John F. Kennedy Middle School, is hosting her third annual toy drive for the children at CCMC. She was diagnosed with polyarticular juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in August 2010. Last year she collected 282 new toys. CCMC can only accept new, unwrapped toys.


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Southington Library announces “Food for Fines”

The Southington Library began its annual “Food for Fines” program. Unexpired canned goods and other nonperishable foods can be exchanged to offset overdue library fines to help Southington Community Services

during the holiday season. The program will run through Dec. 31. Patrons are asked to bring their overdue item along with a food item and their library card to the library Lending Desk. Lost or dam-

aged materials, fees for 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 always appreciated. According to Southington Community Services Department the items especially needed include: soup, tuna fish, juice/juice boxes, maca-

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The Giving Back Girls will hold an event, “Help A soldier and Fill That Military Truck” on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wal-Mart, 235 Queen St. The girls will be present with Connecticut Army National Guard and a donated military vehicle collecting needed supplies for troops deploying in January. Monetary donations cannot be accepted. A list of needed items will be on hand. Their second drive will be held on Thursday, Nov. 22, at Southington High School Thanksgiving football game from 10 a.m. to halftime.

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Girl Scout Troop 66856 of Southington recently conducted a cookie poll to determine what Southington’s favorite Girl Scout cookie is. The poll was conducted Nov. 3-6 at various locations in Southington. The results, from a total of 157 votes, are as follows: Thin Mints – 66; Samoas – 43; Tagalongs – 22; Do-Si-Dos – 15; Trefoils – 6; Dulce de Leche – 2; Savannah Smiles – 2; Thank U Berry Munch – 1. The troop also received 14 boxes of cookies to be donated to “Cookies for Heroes,” a Girl Scouts of Connecticut Gift of Caring project that allows the community to send Girl Scout cookies to military personnel serving overseas and at home. More information is available by visiting www.gsofct. org/pages/CookiesForHeroes.php.

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Albert and Beatrice Fries-Fucini visit with their grandson, Southington resident Ian Smith-Fries at Watkinson School in Hartford on Grandparent’s Day on Nov. 12. The day has become a tradition at the school. Students in both the middle and upper school had their grandparents visit with them and participate in all of their classes including a special lunch. For more information about the school, visit

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The Southington Citizen Friday, November 16, 2012


Last-second heroics keep SHS perfect Knights edge Manchester, 13-12 By Bryant Carpenter Special to The Citizen

Photo by Matt Leidemer

Southington quarterback Stephen Barmore and wide receiver Corbin Garry call themselves “The Connection.” No fancy adjective to jazz it up. Just “The Connection.” Though after Friday night, amping it up to “The Miracle” or “The Incredible” would not be taking poetic license. Not after the 30-yard touchdown pass Barmore threw to Garry as time expired to lift the Blue Knights to a 13-12 CCC Division I crossover victory over Manchester in a finish as fantastic as any you could hope to see. “Me and Corbin, we have this thing we call ‘The Connection,’ so I said, ‘Let’s hit The Connection and see what happens,’” Barmore said. “Luckily, the throw was good enough. Corbin, he’s a playmaker. He went and got it. And, I don’t know, I feel kind of blessed right now.” Barmore hit Garry with a perfectly placed skinny post on a play Manchester had successfully defended one snap before. The great escape kept Southington’s perfect season alive at 9-0. “We run that play countless times. That’s one of our go-to plays,” said Southington coach Mike Drury. “Great throw, great catch, the line

Manchester’s Roy Richards is brought down by a host of Southington defenders Friday, including Josh Irizarry, Tyler Hyde, Corbin Garry and Nathan Bonefant. The Blue Knights prevailed that night to move to 9-0.

held up there - just unbelievable.” The stunning finish also went a long way in securing the Blue Knights a Class LL playoff berth while crushing the hopes of a highlytalented Manchester squad (6-3). Many of its members lay crestfallen on the wet, chewed-up grass of Memorial Field as the Southington sideline exploded in all directions in delirium. “I was thinking Hail Mary, but I was thinking all the hard work we’ve put in all year, how much our team battles,” Garry said. “It came down to the last play. (My defender)

slipped, gave me the advantage and I had to work one for my team. I had to score.” The Connection capped a 79-yard drive in the final 2:17. It was also the third successful fourth down play on the march. Twice, Barmore had hooked up with sophomore Connor John on do-or-die plays for six yards on a fourth-and-5 hitch to the Southington 42 and, more dramatically, for 21 yards on a fourth-and-16 out pattern to the Manchester 20. Barmore, under duress, was hit with intentional grounding a couple

plays later. That’s what had the Blue Knights back on the 30 with the clock showing 0:01.2. Manchester, driven and inspired all night, especially on defense, was one play away from catapulting into playoff contention and possibly ending a 19-year postseason drought. Southington had been playing catch-up since the opening minutes, when Ravi Ajodhi zipped in front of a Barmore pass and returned it deep into Blue Knights’ territory, setting up a 13-yard touchdown run by Roy Richards. Richards scored again, this time from 20 yards, on Manchester’s next series, which covered 65 yards in eight plays. Both two-point tries failed, however, and that would prove critical. From that point on, Manchester remained stuck on 12, as Southington’s defense bore down and held the Indi-

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Once again, Lady Knights earn spot in Final 4 Michael Guerrera Special to The Citizen

Southington and Glastonbury don’t play their annual pair of games during the regular season anymore thanks to conference realignment. On Tuesday night, the Tomahawks were reminded where the Blue Knights rank among the state’s elite. No. 12-seed Southington went on the road and cruised past No. 4-seed Glastonbury 25-15, 25-18, 25-16 to wrap up

a second straight CIAC Class LL semifinals berth. Leading the charge for Southington was senior setter Danielle Kaminsky, who dished out 32 assists to a host of Lady Knights. “She had four hitters with seven or more kills each,’ noted Southington coach Rich Heitz. “That really opens up our offense.” Senior Corinne Horanzy led the hitting attack with 14 kills, but sophomores Maryssa Romano (10 kills) and Caroline Barry (9) also played a big role. So did senior Cyndy Woolley, who compiled seven kills and four aces.

“I distributed a lot more and they were just putting the ball away,” Kaminsky said. This one was never really close. Southington (17-5) stormed out to wins in Game 1 and Game 2, then went on a 13-3 run when trailing 13-12 to finish off the Tomahawks (16-4) in Game 3. “They’re one of the best 17-5 teams there is and we knew that coming in. You can’t go by their record,” said Glastonbury head coach Tracey Hollenbaugh. “Give them their due, but we just didn’t come to play tonight. We played, but we

were spinning our wheels.” Kaminsky wasn’t just passing the ball around with ease. Her serving keyed the Game 3 run, which started 60. “Dani did really well hitting her spots,” Heitz said of her serves. “I was definitely focused, just trying to serve them out of system,” Kaminsky reiterated. For the second straight season, Southington will play top-seed Darien (20-0) in the Final Four. This year’s version will be at Foran High in Milford. The game was slated for Thursday.

Last year, the Blue Knights beat Darien to advance to the finals, where they finished as runner-up to Newtown, which was dethroned Tuesday night by Ludlowe. “You get to this level now, there’s a lot of good teams left playing,” Heitz said. Southington is on a postseason roll, yet to drop a single game in this tournament. Kaminsky says let the good times roll on. “They’re a really good team,” she said of Darien. “But I’m confident with our team that we can beat them.”


The Southington Citizen — Friday, November 16, 2012

Knight Notes

Running for a cause Jennifer McHale, of Southington, won the women’s championships at the ninth annual MxCC Scholarship 5K, held Oct. 27 at Middlesex Community College. Nearly 200 runners and walkers participated in the event, which raised more than $20,000 for MxCC scholarships and programs. ‘We are so grateful for the generosity of our sponsors and for the recordnumber participants who came out to run this year,’ said Dr. Anna Wasescha, MxCC president. ‘It truly was the perfect day to run a race.’

The Southington High School girls swim team performed well at the CIAC Class LL state qualifying meet Saturday at East Hartford High School. The LL finals were slated for Wednesday, after press. The SHS 200 medley relay team of Ally Schroeder, Aly Baribault, Sarah Krzesik and Joy Blanchet advanced to the finals, clocking a time of 2:05.02. The 200 freestyle relay team of Melanie Mongillo, Haley Marquardt, Baribault and Laurel Dean also

earned a spot in the finals with their performance at the qualifying meet. The foursome logged a time of 1:48.71. Also set to compete in the finals was the 400 freestyle relay team of Marquardt, Bailey Potter, Schroeder and Baribault, which registered a time of 4:08.34. Dean was the only SHS swimmer to qualify for the championship meet in individual events. She moved on to compete in the 100 freestyle (57.72) and the 100 breaststroke

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Southington’s Travis Daly gets ahold of Manchester’s Marquis Little. The Blue Knights came out on top in the matchup, 13-12.

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Football Continued from page 33 ans in check. But the Southington offense simply wasn’t coming around. Aside from a 65-yard march in the second quarter, capped by a Barmore 8-yard run, the Blue Knights couldn’t sustain possessions. Barmore threw three interceptions in the first half, matching his total for the entire season. Southington defenders forced a fumble at the Manchester 40 late in the second quarter. They picked off a desperation pass by scrambling punter Courtney DeBerry (the snap had been low) at the Southington 40 early in the fourth. The offense could make hay with neither. “You have games like that when things don’t go your See Football, next page


Friday, November 16, 2012 — The Southington Citizen

Parks and Recreation

The tradition continues Southington defeated top-seeded Amity 12-2 in five innings to win the Greater New Haven Baseball League 18U fall championship, the third title in three years for the core of the team. The champs are pictured, front: batboy Christopher Mills. Second row: Chris Bunko, Matt Sirois, Junior Nichols, Matt Santovasi, Ryan Mills, Carm Perugini and Matt Gerrish. Third row: Coach Joe Santovasi, Kyle Dube, Zac Susi, Brett Susi, Jake Kawiecki, Patrick Raymond, Tristan Petit, Joe Hayes, Andrew Vitcavage, assistant coach Dave Mills, assistant coach Gary Bunko. Back row: Assistant coach James Kawiecki, Josh Dobratz and assistant coach Jeff Dobratz. Not pictured: Nick Perugini, Stephen Roy and Emilio Santiago. Southington finished the season with nine consecutive wins and a record of 20-4. The locals outscored their opponents 147-46.

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

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Santa will arrive from the North Pole from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25, at Recreation Park, Maxwell

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way and you’re kicking yourself because you’re trying your hardest and nothing’s going right, but you have to bounce back and we definitely bounced back as a team,” said Barmore, who finished 17-for-38 for 230 yards. “The defense stepped up again. A little side note: Our defense has yet to give up any scoring in the second half. They did a tremendous job again today and luckily the offense finished the job.” The Blue Knights made their final stop with 2:17 to go. On the ensuing punt, DeBerry received his best snap of the night and got off his best kick. Barmore and Co. had 69 yards to go and, almost immediately, were facing that initial fourth-and-5. Barmore found John and continued to find him in between scrambling, getting sacked and spiking the ball to stop the clock. John, a big target with soft hands, made three receptions for 53 yards on the winning drive. He nearly had the touchdown on the second-tolast play, but Manchester DB Quincy Thomas knocked Barmore’s pass away at the last instant. Barmore’s pass had been that good. It was that good again with Garry waiting on

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, November 16, 2012

Youth wrestling

Parks Continued from page 35

Noble Drive. Children in kindergarten through thirdgrade can meet Santa in his workshop and share their Christmas wishes. In case of inclement weather, Santa will greet children in the cafeteria of South End School, Maxwell Noble Drive. There will be horse-drawn carriage rides, treats for children, music of the season, and Valentine the Clown. Refreshments will be provided. Event is open to Southington residents only. For more information, call the Parks and Recreation office at (860) 2766219.

Registration for the 2012-13 season of Southington Youth Wrestling will be accepted at the Southington Parks and Recreation office in the lower level of Town Hall, 75 Main St. during regular business hours. Checks should be made payable to “SYW”. For further information, call David Kanute at (860) 6215494, or e-mail d.kanute@ Registration forms are available on the Parks and Recreation Department’s webpage at

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is sponsoring a men’s over and under 35 team basketball league. To join, participants must be over 18 years old and a resident of Southington, or have graduated Southington High School. Proof of residency is required. There is a fee per team. Maximum of three non-residents/nonSHS grads per team are allowed for additional fee. Check or money order can be made payable to “Town of Southington.” Open gym basketball will run through Thursday, Nov. 29 at DePaolo Middle School gymnasium on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. League play will begin in December. For more information, call Parks and Recreation office at (860) 276-6219. Program details and registration also available on the department’s webpage at

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

adult. Three more classes will be held in the Derynoski Elementary School Cafeteria on Thursday evenings, Dec. 13, Jan. 10, and 31, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. There is a fee to participate. Pre-registration and payment is required, however, registration is ongoing. For more information or to register, call the Parks and Recreation office at (860) 2766219. Program details and online registration are also available on the department’s webpage at

Adult fitness classes Southington Parks and Recreation Department is offering adult fitness classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 20, 27, Dec. 4, 6, 13, 20, Jan. 3 and 8. Classes will be held in the Kennedy Middle School gymnasium and will consist of low/high aerobics and strengthening with free weights. Program open to Southington residents only. There is a fee to participate. Pre-registration and payment is required, registration is ongoing. For more in-

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Trips offered The Southington Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring the following bus trips: Maine “Christmas Prelude,” Sunday and Monday, Dec. 2-3; and Atlantic City, Friday to Sunday, Dec. 28-30. A complete list of 2012 bus trips with details and fees is available on the Parks and Recreation Department’s webpage at

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YMCA Briefs

Musical Chairs

Southington Community YMCA will host the area’s largest game of Musical Chairs on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Starlight Theatre at Lake Compounce, 822 Lake Avenue, Bristol. Prizes will be awarded along with food, music, and entertainment. Alan Camp of LITE 100.5 will be Master of Ceremonies. There is a cost to attend. Participants will receive a free ticket to Lake Compounce’s Holiday Lights following the game. Proceeds from the game will benefit the YMCA Outreach program. Seats may be purchased and donated to a child in the program. Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling (860) 426-9509.

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YMCA Continued from page 37 gram is designed to help those affected by cancer reagin strength, endurance, and function lost through treatment, as well as gain emotional support and selfesteem. Class format consists of cardio, strength and flexibility segments, and is custom-tailored to fit each individual’s needs. For more information, contact Linda Prus at (860) 426-9531, or visit

Camp Sloper open for fall Full members of the YMCA have the option to use Camp Sloper facilities, 1000 East St., any day of the week from sunrise to sunset. Program members may use facility on Sundays. Waterfront not available during the fall.

Early childhood program space The Southington Y is announcing space available in all early childhood programs for 2012-13. Early Childhood options include preschool, nursery school and creative child. Children must be fully toilet trained and out of pull ups and turning three before Dec. 31, to register. Preschool is an all-day program located out of the YMCA Learning Center. Full and part week options are available. Children are divided into classrooms according to age. This program follows the Connecticut Preschool Assessment Framework. Nursery School is a part day part week program. Space is available in the Monday, Wednesday, Friday afternoon class running 12:15 to 2:45 p.m. for 4year-olds. Space is available in the 3year-old class running Tuesday and

estimates the total national cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States is $174 billion. -Direct medical costs reach $116 billion and the average medical expenditure among people with diabetes is 2.3 times higher than those without the disease. -Indirect costs amount to $58 billion (disability, work loss, premature mortality). -Further published studies suggest when additional costs for gestational diabetes, prediabetes and undiagnosed diabetes are included, the total diabetesrelated costs in the U.S. could exceed $218 billion. -The cost of caring for someone with diabetes is $1 out of every $5 in total healthcare costs. Information provided by the American Diabetes Association

Thursday. Classes are available in the morning 9 to 11:30 a.m. or 12:15 to 2:45 p.m. in the afternoon. This program also follows the Connecticut Preschool Framework Assessment. Creative Child is a program running Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9 to 11:15 a.m. Children participate in crafts, group games and swimming. Parents or an adult must accompany children during the visit. Families will meet the teachers and see the classroom. All forms are available at the YMCA Learning Center and online at For more information or questions regarding programs, contact Katie Sherman at (860) 426-9541.

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

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SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE Southington Planning & Zoning Commission Notice of Public Hearing The Southington Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Council Chambers, 75 Main Street, Southington, Connecticut, for the following applications: 1. Proposed revisions to business overlay zone text, Sections 4-04.12, 4-04.22 and 4-04.3 (ZA #567) 2. Proposed revisions to business overlay zone area (ZC #541) 3. Proposed new text for A-frame and temporary wire signs, Sections 1302M and 13-14 (ZA #569) 4. Kennedy Middle School renovations (SPU #520) 5. Proposed revision to Section 3-01.3 of the Zoning Regulations (ZA #568), public hearing continued from November 2, 2012 Dated at Southington, Connecticut this 7th day of November, 2012 Mary F. Savage-Dunham, AICP Town Planner


LOST MALE ADULT YELLOW LAB 115 Pounds. Answers to Zac. Went missing Friday evening in the vicinity Crown St & Harrison St., Meriden. Family misses him greatly! If Seen, Please Call 203-980-0633 LOST CAT Solid black male. Name is Milky Way, answers to Kitty. Missing since Wednesday. Vicinity Grieb Rd., Wallingford. If seen, please call 203-915-4845

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LOST Small Black Canvas 4-Zipper Day Planner. Vicinitiy Ives Road, Wallingford. Reward. Call (203) 269-0161


SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE Southington Planning and Zoning Commission Notice of Actions The Southington Planning and Zoning Commission voted to take the following actions at the meeting of November 7, 2012: A. MC Realty Dev., LLC, special permit use application for child day care services for more than 13 clients, 2003 West Street (SPU #490.1) - DENIED B. Pamela A. Casner (LaGrange), special permit use application for parent/grandparent apartment, 99 DeFashion Street (SPU #519) – APPROVED C. ESPN, site plan modification to revise parking lot and entry drive and construct a welcome center, ESPN Drive (SPR #1435.5) – APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS D. Proposed revision to Section 3-01.3 of the Zoning Regulations (ZA #568) – PUBLIC HEARING CONTINU E D TO N O V E M BER 20TH E. MC Realty Dev., LLC, site plan application for 10,000 square foot day care facility, 2003 West Street (SPR #1578.1) DENIED F. John Susco, proposed 1,500 square foot industrial building, 357 Captain Lewis Drive (SPR #1626) - APPROVED Dated at Southington, CT This 8th day of November, 2012 Mary F. Savage-Dunham, AICP Town Planner

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SOUTHINGTON INLAND WETLANDS AGENCY LEGAL NOTICE At their regular meeting held on November 1, 2012 the Southington Inland Wetlands Agency voted to take the following actions: A. APPROVED – MA #143, Application of A.A. Denorfia seeking to amend the Southington Inland Wetlands Map to reflect the findings of Soil Scientist David Lord for property located at 59 Summit Street, Map 98, Parcel 133. B. APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS – IW #1205, Application of A.A. Denorfia Building and Dev. LLC, seeking to fill 100 s.f. of wetlands and construct a roadway and housing within the Upland Review Area. Property located at 59 and 77 Summit Street. C. APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS – IW #1206, Application of Robert Sima, seeking to remove storm damaged trees and reseed disturbed area, repair wash-out adjacent to an existing crossing, and reestablish access over crossing via brush/ tree clearing. Property located at 176 School Street. Dated this 2nd day of November, 2012 David J. Lavallee Environmental Planner

LOST & FOUND LOST CAT Missing since 10/27 from Pierson Drive home in Wallingford. (Ridgeland Area) Large Tiger cat with green eyes and white chin. His name is Rollie, and he is very friendly. He might possibly be hiding in a shed or garage, as he is known to do so before storms. Please call with any information. Family misses him very much. 203-265-9774

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MISSING LONG-HAIRED NEUTERED MALE BLACK CAT Logan has been missing since 9/15/12. Last seen in the vicinity of Hemlock Rd, South Meriden. No tags. Sweetheart. If found please contact 203. 887-5702


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FORD F-150 XLT 2003 4WD SuperCrew, Styleside Stock# P4080BB Call Nick The Hyundai Guy (203) 818-3300

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(203) 235-1686 LINCOLN MKZ 2008 AWD, Automatic, 4 Door Sedan Stock# 5696A

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2 Door Convertible, Deluxe, Auto Stock# P4102A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy

VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2003 Green, Auto, Full Power Moonroof. Great Car! $3500 Or Best Offer Call 203-630-3144

(203) 818-3300 Contact Dan the “Five Star Auto Man” at Richard Chevrolet in Cheshire at 203-250-5952

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MAZDA Mazda6 2008 sedan. 4-cyl. Auto. Silver w/gray interior. Power windows. 6-disk CD. Keyless entry. Adult driven. Non-smoker. Well maintained. 98000mi $7400 Kevin 860-8863775

TRUCKS & VANS PONTIAC GRAND PRIX 1994 In Very Good Condition Looks and Runs Good Newer Michelin Tires Low Mileage - Only 88,100 $1900. Call 203 634 0646

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BEAUTY SUPPLY SERVICES BARGAIN BEAUTY SUPPLY For all Wigs, Hair Products, Hair Pieces & Hair Extensions. Human & Synthetic Hair Wigs! Come to Bargain Beauty Supply & you’ll leave with a Bargain! 523 Broad Street, Meriden 203-686-0100 or 203-308-7448

CARPENTRY REPAIRS Large or Small. Stairs, railing, interior, exterior, entry door & window replacement done by owner. Also provide addition, finish bsmnt, decks & complete home improvements. Free est. 203-238-1449 #578107


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GUTTERS O & E Masonry. Gutter cleaning and leaf cleanup. CT Reg #0611774. 203-802-0446

HANDYPERSONS HOME DOCTOR We do all types of repairs from small to building homes. plumbing, electrical, painting. Reg # 573358. Call (203) 715-8850

A-1 HANDYMANPLUS CT Reg #606277. Give us a Call - WE DO IT ALL! Free estimates. 203-631-1325 MGW HOME IMPROVEMENT Kitchens & Baths, Painting, Windows/Doors, Interior Remodeling, Gutters, Drywall, Decks/Porches & Basements Call MGW! CT Reg #631942 203 886-8029

All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service



203-237-2122 FENCING

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


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

Over 25 years experience. Call today for free estimates. Call 203-440-3535 Ct. Reg. #578887 FALL & STORM CLEAN-UP/ GUTTER GUARDS/ GUTTER CLEANING Includes Free Minor Repairs. A-Z Home Repairs. Best Service Call Eric 860-751-9297

MGW HOME IMPROVEMENT Kitchens & Baths, Painting, Windows/Doors, Interior Remodeling, Gutters, Drywall, Decks/Porches & Basements Call MGW! CT Reg #631942 203 213-4567 ALBERTS HOME REPAIRS Remodeling, Windows, Doors, Siding, Decks, Floors Lic & ins #623837 203-592-1148 HOME Improvement Contractor Interior/Exterior Painting, Siding, Roofing, Decking, Flooring, Remodeling, Powerwashing and General Repair. Call John (860) 690-2855 CT# 0581478

HOUSE CLEANING POLISH/ENGLISH Speaking woman to clean house w/care. 3rd cleaning 50% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. 860-538-4885 HIGH QUALITY HOME CLEANING SERVICE Many years in business, fully insured, references available. 25% Off first cleaning. Call for free estimate Clean My Space, LLC 860-539-8725

HOUSE CLEANING IF You don’t have time to clean your house, call me. I will do everything you wish for a great price. Good job, fully insured. Call Renata 860 538-7963 or email



PAINTING SPECIALS Int. Ext. Houses, Condos, Apts. Decks, Bsmnts, Popcorn Ceilings, Powerwashing, Sheetrock Repair. Eddie 203-824-0446 Lic 569864



Pete In The Pickup Junk Removal No Job too Big/Small We Do it All 203-886-5110




YOUR GROCERY SHOPPING SERVICE When you can’t get out, or don’t want to. I will pick up your shopping list, return w/ your grocery items, & receipt, purchased from the Southington market of your choice. Cost of items plus $15 service charge. Jacks Grocery Service 860-276-7639


25+ yrs exp. Int/Ext painting. Small jobs welcome. Fully insured. Call Paul for a free est 203-238-4320. Reg#582770

ROOFING, SIDING WINDOWS AND MORE Free Estimates/Fully Insured Reg #604200/Member BBB 860-645-8899


DRIVEWAYS & Walkways Done w/ Snow Blowers. Clean & Neat Job. Call for price 203-687-3175 ARTIC SNOW REMOVAL Snow Blowers or Plow. Commercial/Residential Insured. Meriden/Wallingford Reg # 573358. Call (203) 715-8850


PRICKER REMOVAL RICK’S AFFORDABLE Clean-Ups, Hedge Trim, Brush, Tree, Soil/Seed/Lawn Installation. No Job Too Big or Too Small. 14 Yrs Exp. 203-530-4447


LANDSCAPING GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 cell 860-558-5430

Roofing, Siding, Windows, Decks, Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192

Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Sunrms, Additions

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203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790 JM LAWNCARE Fall Cleanups, Tree Service. Junk & Brush Removal, Snow Call for free est 860-796-8168 GARY WODATCH Landscaping Services. Fall Clean up Services. Quick & Courteous Service, Free Estimates. Call Gary 860-5585430 or 203-235-7723

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

LIC’D Contractor 0558904. Services include new roof, roof repairs, skylights & remodeling. Call Fine Work Home Improvement (203) 265-4674

McKoy Group, LLC (203) 886-9586

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

PAUL’S MASONRY New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplaces. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281

203-639-0032 Fully Lic & Ins Reg #577319

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O & E Masonry. Chimney repair, brick, stone, pavers, sidewalks, etc. Locally owned & operated. CT Reg #0611774. 203-802-0446

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Roofing, Siding, Windows, Decks, Additions, Remodeling. Fully Insured. Lic# 632355

ROOFING, SIDING WINDOWS AND MORE Free Estimates/Fully Insured Reg #604200/Member BBB 860-645-8899

FALL & STORM CLEAN-UP/ GUTTER GUARDS/ GUTTER CLEANING Includes Free Minor Repairs. A-Z Home Repairs. Best Service Call Eric 860-751-9297 PROPERTY Tree Removal Service Storm Cleanups, Stump grinding, hazardous removal, hangers, chipping, 60’ bucket truck, crane svc. 20 yrs exp. Fully ins. Free est. 24 hour Svc. 203-509-9408

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192

(203) 639-1634

T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC ROOFING, Siding, Decks, Gutters Lifetime Warranties Available Accepting all credit cards. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

NEW England Tree Service LLC, fully licensed & insured. Top quality work, 24 hr storm service. Refs avail. Free est. CT Reg 570899. Call (203) 699-TREE

All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service

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IN BUSINESS 31 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775

TREE PROBLEMS? Broken limbs, hangers, we specialize in difficult takedowns. Professional climbers, Fully licensed & Ins. Call for your free quote. Ask for Jimmy. Accelerated Landscaping, Inc. Celebrating our 25th Yr in business. Veteran & Senior discounts. Call 860-982-4819.

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, November 16, 2012 SUV’S

CAMPER & TRAILERS VALLEY Horse Trailer 16’ Stock. $1500. Excellent shape. (860) 276-9157


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

BEAUTIFUL Pug Puppies. Home Raised Purebred with Papers $750 Call 203-213-5189 BULLDOGS, Yorkie, Yorkie-Poo, Chihuahua, Boxers, Beagle, Shih-Tzu, Bostons, mixed breeds, rescues available. Kittens avail. $250+. 860-930-4001.

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES DINING Room Table with 3 leaf attachments & 4 chairs. Cherry wood finish. $500 OBO Call in the evening 203-235-8636 LIVING Room Camelback sofa & love seat. Good cond. $200. Oak End & Cocktail Table$100. Oak entertainment unit$250 or $500 (or best offer) for all. 860 621-7266 MATTRESS SET: Queen pillow top mattress and foundation NEW in plastic. Must sell! $150. Call/Text Jim 860-709-7667

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 23 DETERMINED People Needed TO LOSE 5-100 POUNDS! DR. RECOMMENDED! GUARANTEED! (203) 715-2779 23 People Needed TO lose 5-100 Pounds! Dr. Recommended! Guaranteed 877-586-2829

ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIEL AKC registered. Top quality. Males & females. 1st shots. Raised in home. Both parents on premises. Ready for adoption. $1200. 203-272-8692

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

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ROTTWEILER Puppies, German bloodline, 5 females, 1 male. Ready to go. $750. Call 860575-8218



Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves.

Appliance Repairs CARS & trucks wanted. Highest prices paid. Running or not. Immediate removal. Call (203) 987-7124


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FRIDGE 25 CUBIC FEET Works Great. FREE. 203 980 8640 KIRBY VACUUM CLEANER Brand New Condition With all accessories Used approx 3 times $1,600. Call (203) 237-3501

SONY60" Big Screen TV $100 Call 203-600-4431

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT 100% SEASONED Hardwood Cut, Split and Delivered. $200/cord; $125/half cord. Pick Up Available 203-294-1775 1A CLEANEST Seasoned Firewood in state! $210 Full cord delivered. Discounts over 2 & picked up. Mike (203) 631-2211


JOTUL Model 602, Green Porcelain $350 Call 203-272-6010

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

CONSIGNMENT 32 North Colony St., Wallingford (203) 269-9341 Two levels, 1800 SF of Consigned Home decor & Furnishings 30 Day Layaways Available $5 Off a purchase of $25 or more $10 off a purchase of $100 or more Check us out on Facebook Ample Free Parking in Our Lot Free Gift w/$15 or more purchase Mon-Fri 9:30-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 10-2


YAMAHA YZ250F 2006 $2700 Very Good Condition Needs Nothing. New Top /Bottom End, Pro Circuit Pipe, ASV Levers, Renthal Sprocket/Chain, New Air Filter & More. 860-620-3125

FULL DARK PINE 4pc. Bedroom Set, Headboard, Dresser and Mirror, Men’s Chest, Night stand. Excellent Condition, $600. 203-265-1836

203-238-3308 CASH FOR MILITARY ITEMS 203-237-6575

JACUZZI Hot Tub, 7 seater, Warranty, New Motor, $3000 Serious Inquires Only. Buyer responsible for move. Call 203213-5993


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203-237-3025 GLASS FIREPLACE SCREEN $75 or Best Offer 860-621-6023

Silverware, China, Glass. Furniture. 50’s Items. Whole Estates.

203-238-3499 2ND Generation buys old Christmas items, Valentines, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Dept 56 collectibles, Napier & costume jewelry, estates. 203-639-1002 Always Buying All Contents of Estates. Antique, old toys & collectibles. furniture, costume jewelry, etc. Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 S. Orchard St. Wallingford. 203-379-8731 or 203-284-3786 Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm ALWAYS BUYING CASH PAID Vintage Electronics, Amps, Musical Instruments, Guitars, Radios, Ham Equipment, CB, HiFi, Audio Equipment. 860-707-9350

ALWAYS Buying Handtools, Old, used, and antique handtools. Carpentry, Machinist, Engraving and Workbench tools. If you have old or used tools that are no longer being used, call with confidence. Fair & friendly offers. Please call Cory 860-322-4367

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


MERIDEN - Crown Village Bldg 7, 1 BR, 1st flr. heat & HW incl. Balcony, storage area, pool, laundry rm, intercom. $750/ mo. + sec. No pets. 203-631-1534 MERIDEN 1 BR Nice unit facing pool. Appliances, AC in LR and laundry & storage on site. Rent includes Heat & HW. No pets. $810/mo. (203) 264-2555 MERIDEN 2 BR TOWNHOUSE 3/4 Finished Basement. New Paint/Carpet. WD Hookup. Quiet Area. $1,100 Per Month 860 614-7826 MERIDEN, East Side 3BR Townhouse, Gar, No pets. 1st & 2nd mo. rent & 1 mo. sec. $1,385/mo. Call 203-235-6191

APARTMENTS FOR RENT CHESHIRE - 4 Rooms Appliances, 1 Level, Deck. No Pets. Convenient to 691 & 84. $1225/Month. Includes Heat & Garage. Call 203-393-1117

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Studio & 1 Bedroom Apts Affordable Housing for qualified applicants 50 yrs of age or older. Amenities Include: Computer Learning Center, TV/ Games Lounge, Laundry Facilities, Off Street Parking, Free Bus Service to local shopping ctrs. On site: Resident Serv. Coord. Small Pets Accepted Please call 860-621-3954 for information. TTY: 711

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

203-235-8431 DON’T SCRAP YOUR CAR Call Jeff. Will Pay Up To $1000 CASH for your CLUNKER! Damage, Rusted, Broken. (203) 213-1142 WANTED By Private Collector Bradley & Hubbard, Parker and Miller Parlor Heaters and Oil Lamps, Also Angle Lamps & Parts. Call 203-537-3941 WANTED TO BUY Junk Vehicles. Buying Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles. Paying Cash. 203-630-2510 or 203-631-0800

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SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS DARK PINE HUTCH 60"W, 18D, 78"H Top and bottom have 4 doors & 4 drawers. Top is lighted with glass and pane inserts. $100. 203-235-0118


FITNESS Gear - 830E Elliptical Stair Stepper. Brand new - still in box. $100 firm. 203 237-3121

BRAND New Lift/Recliner Chair. $700 or best offer. Call 860-628-0232

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MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS OUT of work counselor offering guitar lessons to beginners in your home. Call Stephen for appt. 203 228 2606

HOUSES FOR RENT MERIDEN 2 BR House for Rent Large Sunporch, Large Yard $1200 Per Month (860) 828-0754 MERIDEN East Side 3 BR House For Rent. 1//2 Acre. No pets. Available Jan 1st. 203 631-5848 MIDDLEFIELD Water front (lake front) Small 1 BR, Deck, Dock, Pets Negotiable. Available Dec 1st. Call 860-543-5462 N O R T H H AV E N E xe c u t i ve Rental. Furnished, Spectacular, Great Location. 3-6 Months. $3,000 Call 860-248-1744

HOMES SWEET HOMES OFFERS: Meriden Studio and 1 BR, recently renovated. From $650. Includes h & hw. plus sec. Avail immed. Call 203-886-8808. MER. Furnished Apts. East Side Incl Heat, HW, Elec. 1 BR, 1st Fl, $845/mo+sec. 1BR, 2nd Fl $801 /mo+sec. 203-630-3823 12pm8pm or

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 1, 2 & 3 BRs - CLEAN Starting at $575. Security & refs a must. Off st parking. No dogs. Sec 8 approved. 1st Month FREE! 203-443-2299 or 203-537-6137

MERIDEN Room For Rent, All Util, Share Kitchen, Bath & LR. Washer & Dryer, Off Street Parking. $125 Per Week. 2 Weeks Security. $50 key deposit. 203 605-8591

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV. Short Stay/ Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333

NORTH HAVEN 2 BR Available Starting at $750. Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-886-7016

MERIDEN 1BR Stove & Refrigerator, Heat & Hot Water incl. Lease, Sec & Refs. 203- 239-7657 or 203-314-7300 MERIDEN 2 BR, 1st Floor Brand New Condition. New Appliances. Off Street. Parking. $850 Plus Utilities. First, Last & 1 Mo Security. No Pets. 860-663-1229

MERIDEN Crown Village 2 BR Just renovated. Heat & Hot Water included. Pool access. $995 per month plus security. L & E Prop Mgmt 203-886-8808. MERIDEN HUGE 4BR, 2nd Floor Large yard. Off Street Parking. W/D hookup. Available Immediately. $1250/Mo plus Security. 203-294-1229

MERIDEN. 143 Veteran St, 2 BRs, LR, DR, kit. Garage optional. $850/mo. (704) 497-4627 MERIDEN. 3 BR, 1st flr in 2 family house. $950/mo. Newly remodeled. No pets. Avail now. 203-500-9080 or 203-500-9090

MERIDEN - Cook Avenue 3BR Remodeled 3rd Fl. New carpet, New Paint. Off-Street Parking. Section 8 Approved. $1000/mo + sec. Utils incld. 203-265-4664

WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 1st Flr, New HW, Carpet, Windows, & Refrig. W/D Hookup. Off-St Parking, Choate Vicinity, Nice Yard No pets. $925 per mnth + sec. Call 203-640-6308 Avaiable Dec 1st.

MERIDEN 1 Br Apts. Hdwd Flrs. Stove & Refrigerator. Off Street Parking, Laundry Room. Clean & Safe. Fresh Paint. Starting at $575. Call Jonah 203-430-0340 MERIDEN 1 BR, Lg clean rooms Appls. Freshly painted. New carpeting. Off st. parking. Includes electric, Heat & HW. No smoking/pets. $800/mo. 203 444-5722

MERIDEN $139,900. Large 3 family near park- 2 units have 3 bedrooms, nice backyard, some notice to show needed but worth the wait. Call Toni Falcone for details 203-2655618

MERIDEN. 1 BR, heat included, $825. 3 Bedroom Apt. Eat-In Kitchen. Big Living Rm. Oil Heat. $1050. 9 Guiel Place. Call 203-376-2160 or 203-213-6175

WALLINGFORD 10 Crescent St. Duplex Apt. 2 Br, 1.50 Baths, Garage & Back Yard. $1300/ mo + sec. No utilities incl. No pets. No smoking. 203 927-0043

Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. Starting at $595 203-639-8751


MERIDEN-3-4 BR 2 floor unit. Nice, big apartment. Off street parking. Available December 1. $1,250 per month. Call 203-440-1003

MERIDEN - 3BR & 4BR Section 8 Approved Apartments First Floor. 1 mo. security + 1 month rent. References, No Pets, No Smoking. 203 464-6273


WANTED House in quiet, residential Meriden area. 3 BR, 2 Baths, Gas Heat, with driveway. Finished Lower Level. Will pay $1375. Call 860 343-8496

MERIDEN 3 BR. 2nd Fl. Clean. Well maintained. 6 Gold St. Lg BRs, sunny kitchen. WD hookup. $900. Call Will 860-834-2876

MERIDEN. 3 BR, 2nd flr, FR, DR, kit, pantry, stove & refrig, w/d hookups, gas, sec 8 approved. Avail 11/15. 63 No. 1st St. $1025/mo + sec. 203-284-5843

1 BR & Studios Available


MERIDEN 2 BR, 2nd Floor. Prescott Street. Hardwood floors. Private laundry & deck. No pets. Security deposit (203) 715-1965

MERIDEN - 1st Flr, 2BR, Kitch, LR, DR, BA, Fire place. Recently Remodeled. $1,100/mo. Ready to move in. 203-886-6977 & 203237-9500

MERIDEN -WALLINGFORD LINE Large 2 BR Luxury Condo. Laundry. No pets. $900 + utilities Call 203-245-9493


WALLINGFORD-$217,900. Wonderful 3 BR ranch on half acre level lot. Garage, FP, Cair and bsmt rec room. Yalesville, walk to all schools. Call Nicky Waltzer 203-265-5618

MERIDEN - Handyman Special. 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bath. Nice location. Call today 203-379-7838 MERIDEN - Priced below market. Move in condition. 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. Call today, 203-379-7838


WALLINGFORD 2BR 1st Floor $850 Per Month, No Pets Available Immediately. Call 203-284-0212 WALLINGFORD 2BR 1st Flr Quiet Area. Lrg Kitch. Off St. Park. W/D Hookup, Exec. Credit + 2 mnths sec. $875 per mnth. Call 203-272-8108 WALLINGFORD. 5 RM, 2 BR, 1st Flr, 2 Family. No pets. Credit Check. $850 + utilities. Call 203-284-1853

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Includes Heat, HW, Elec, Kit Priv. East Side. Off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or

MERIDEN- $154,900. 2BR 1.5 BA. Freshly painted, many updates, lovely twnhs w/ fin. LL, FP in LR, sliders to deck overlooking beautiful grounds, c/air, EIK, end unit! Call Kathy Thuerling 203-265-5618


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OPEN POSITIONS! R.N. Supervisor (F/T, 3 pm - 11 pm) R.N's (P/T, 7 am - 3 pm & 3 pm - 11 pm) Miller Memorial Community, Meriden's choice for excellence in senior residential Healthcare services, needs experienced nurses. 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:

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ELECTRONIC Assembler needed at Wallingford manufacturer. Experience preferred, but not required. Position is part time with flexible hours. No phone calls or walk-ins. Please e-mail GROUP HOME MANAGER For Human Services in Hamden /North Haven Area. Previous experience required. Room for growth. Send resume to: dsterling@ Fax: 203-407-1625 HUMAN SERVICES ACORD, Inc. has immediate openings for FT Day Group Supported Employment Supervisor to oversee individuals with developmental disabilities. 2 or more yrs. exp. preferred. Med Cert. & CPR required. Email resume to or fax to 203 269-1980. EOE

HUMAN SERVICES ACORD, Inc. has immediate openings for Program Instructors to support individuals with developmental disabilities. FT/PT/ Subs all shifts. Email resume to or fax to 203 269-1980. EOE HUMAN SERVICES ACORD, Inc. has immediate opening for FT Res. Mgr to oversee goup home for individuals with developmental disabilities in New Haven. 1-3 yrs. exp. preferred. Med Cert. & CPR required. Email resume to or fax to 203 269-1980. EOE OFFICE ASSISTANT Mon & Fri, 8-5. Call 203-265-5400 or stop in and pick up application at 121P No. Plains Industrial Rd, Wallingford. Resume required.

Miller Memorial Community, Inc. 360 Broad Street. Meriden, CT 06450 Fax 203-630-3714 or email: EOE


SECURITY Company looking for exp’d Security Technician, preferably with L6 license. Full time. Must be willing to work overtime. Call 203-265-5400 or bring resume to 121P No. Plains Industrial Rd, Wallingford or email resume to: LOST Or Found. The RecordJournal will run your lost or found ad FREE in our Marketplace Section! Call 203238-1953 for details.


RELIABLE FT/PT Waitress & Line/Prep Cook. Please Apply in person at 1333 East Main St, Meriden. VAN Driver needed evenings, Monday thru Thursday 6-10 p.m. for Lincoln College of New England, 2279 Mt. Vernon Rd., Southington. Public Service license or CDL, Class B with a P endorsement required. Please stop by to fill out an application.


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