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Volume 7, Number 47

Yarde Metals goes the extra mile with new facility By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen

Friday, November 25, 2011

Plantsville and Southington to swing into the holiday spirit By Robin Lee Michel The Southington Citizen

It was a mixture of high class and an industrial setting at Yarde Metals last Thursday, when the company unveiled its new 150,000 square-foot Cut-to-Length facility. A ribbon-cutting started the evening off, and the rest was spent inside the spacious facility, where several tables were set up with a cocktail bar, food stations,

The list of holiday decorations at the Barnes Museum started as pretty standard fare: red and gold glass ornaments, snow-painted pine

cones, white lights, ribbons and lace. However, when curator Marie Secondo mixed these items with miniature houses, vintage toys and antique photographs of

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The facility’s new Herr-Voss Cut-to-Length line is capable of cutting and leveling aluminum, stainless See Yarde, page 18 and carbon coil.

‘I Remember Mama’ to feature multiple talents on high school stage By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen After hitting a snafu in obtaining the rights for Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible,” the Southington High School drama club has picked up the curtain on a new work, John Van Druten’s “I Remember Mama.” Drama club faculty advisor Eric Lindblom said “The Crucible” would have been a great opportunity to do some cross-curricular work, but it just wasn’t in the cards. As a result, “I Remember Mama” came into his hands, a play that he says is something

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different with a lot of “really great moments.” “It kind of covers a range of experience,” Lindblom said. “So the kids are responsible for funny moments, happy moments, sad moments, touching moments — it pushes them as actors in ways that we probably haven’t done before.” The play is about the fictional memoirs of Katrin, who documents her life growing up with her family, and “Mama,” as a Norwegian immigrant around 1910. Senior

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Superintendent provides explanation for revised 2011-12 school calendar school on both Nov. 23 and Jan. 17. 2. In addition, all families should know that there is a strong possibility that we will be compromising up to four days within the February vacation. Therefore, I would strongly encourage you to put a hold on future February vacation planning and ideally, position yourself in a way to recover any deposit that you currently have in place. If the board of education does take action on the vacation in February, I will be recommending a long weekend with the recapture of school days taking place Tuesday to Friday of that week. I will be directing our administrative team to assure me that the new calendar days are treated like all other school days with meaningful teaching and learning throughout the day. If your child is unable to attend school because of unique circumstances, that information should be shared with the appropriate building principal. In closing, thanks to all for being a partner on this delicately balanced present and pending issue. Your input is always welcome and respected. — Joseph V. Erardi Jr., superintendent of schools

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On Nov. 10, the Southington Board of Education took action to amend the 2011-12 school calendar as follows: 1. Wednesday, Nov. 23, scheduled for a noschool day, is now a shortened school day. 2. Tuesday, Jan. 17, scheduled for a Professional Development Day, is now a full day of school for staff and students. This action was taken to offset the already six lost days of school due to the weather. The board of education will re-examine the 201112 school calendar at the December, January and February board meetings. This is a tenuous agenda item because of the unknown intensity of the upcoming winter. Any further loss of school days will initially impact the scheduled February vacation and may also impact April vacation. As I believe you know, we must attend 180 days of school before July 1, as per Connecticut Statute. In addition, it is also important to know that the Monday after the new year and the Monday after the Martin Luther King celebration are days that we must be off to align with, once again, Connecticut Statute. The result of the November board action will impact us in the following manner: 1. I am requesting that you adjust your personal calendar and plan to send your child to

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Town releases details on storm-related debris collection

The office of Town Manager Garry Brumback released this week details about the storm-related debris collec-

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Santa arrives at Camp Sloper on Dec. 10 to benefit children rides and the Superslide all happening at the same time. What could be more fun than that? And we will be helping kids at the same time, too,” Pooler said. Families who attend will have the opportunity to support two local organizations and enjoy some Christmas spirit. Santa will be present to greet the children and families can take a ride on one of the horse-drawn wagons. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served while participants will be entertained with Christmas carols. “Both organizations are committed to helping kids. This event will help both local children in Southington and reach out statewide to children in Connecticut hospitals suffering from pediatric illnesses,” Pooler said. “I think the idea of kids giving gifts to Santa so he can

deliver them to less fortunate children is a wonderful twist and helps them realize just how good they have it.” Tina Taylor, one of the founders of the Mill Foundation for Kids, said, “It is amazing how our annual neighborhood wagon ride with Santa, which started over seven years ago, has transformed into this wonderful community event. When The Mill Foundation for Kids was looking to bring the event to the town, we needed to look no further than the YMCA. Although our event is a toy drive, it is also a great way to spend time with the family creating wonderful memories. We know only too well how important it is to provide toys to each precious child facing a serious illness. Our local community support is immeasurable and we are truly

grateful for it,” Taylor said. For more details about the event, e-mail Taylor at bttaylor@cox.net. In case of bad weather, visit the organizations websites at www.millfoundation.org or www.ymcacampsloper.org. If the event is cancelled, those who would still like to donate a toy can bring them to YMCA Camp Sloper the following Monday through Friday

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Drama Continued from page 1

Jacquelyn Ford has taken on the role of Katrin and says the role is “very fun.” “She’s a very interesting character because she likes to go between different ages during the show because she’s remembering Mama and the family and all the shenanigans that go on,” Ford said. “But then she injects herself into there, so she’ll be a 10-year-old, or a teenager.” Playing Mama is junior Katie Klein, who said playing the character is “difficult and amazing at the same time.” “She has all these emo-

tions behind her and driving her every day but she always has a strong face,” Klein said. Klein added the role is a bit of a change of pace for her, since normally she does a lot of comedic roles. While this one will have its light-hearted moments, it will also have more serious tones. “Expect to laugh and then cry about five minutes later, and then vice versa,” she said. Sophomore Stephen Peccerillo will be playing the role of Uncle Chris, a character he said is much more layered than roles he usually plays. “Most characters that I have [played] are basic mindset,” Peccerillo said. “He has

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Eric Lindblom, faculty advisor for the Southington High School drama club, watches as Jacquelyn Ford, middle, and Katie Klein, right, rehearse a scene. play, because it’s not a typical light-hearted comedy. “It really makes you think about things that we kind of take for granted,” she said. “And once you think about it, you realize that there’s a lot

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Bicycles roll out for youngsters, thanks to collaboration with ESPN

On Nov. 8, a group of excited youngsters arrived at YMCA Camp Sloper with their families and left with a brand new BMX bicycle thanks to the generosity of ESPN of Bristol. The giveaway was part of a teambuilding exercise that resulted in the construction of the bikes. In conjunction with YMCA Camp Sloper, the bikes were given to campers to encourage them to become more physically active. “ESPN employees came out to YMCA Camp Sloper about a month ago and did a team-building exercise called ‘A Bike Build.’ The best part of the event was that we got to work with them on giving the bikes away to some of our campers,” said Mark Pooler, Outdoor Center director. The black X Games edition, fullsize BMX bikes were tested by bike professionals after construction and certified to be safe by a technician from Newington Bike. In addition to the bicycles, each recipient was given a helmet to encourage safe bike riding.

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YMCA Camp Sloper Director Mark Pooler, back left, and ESPN Corporate Outreach coordinator, Don Brooks, right, stand with Elijah and Evan Sheen, front left and right, two of the lucky recipients of new X Games bicycles donated by ESPN.

Families were contacted by Mark Pooler about the giveaway. One of the lucky recipients, Shane, said, “I was really excited, I could not believe it when my mom told me.” The goal of ESPN to help kids be more active will be met as another winner Kyle said, “I’m going to ride my bike more this summer.” Patrick said he felt “hon-

ored” to receive one; Conner said he was “grateful.” There also seems to be a sense of paying the kindness forward from Xavier who promised, “I’m going to give my old bike to my cousin.” “ESPN is excited to support the SouthingtonCheshire Community YMCA, an organization dedicated to youth development. Our em-

ployees were grateful for the chance to build and donate 11 bikes to deserving youth in our local community. Donating X Games bikes will provide these kids with the opportunity to be active. The event was an example of what Team ESPN is all about — Fans Helping Fans,” said Don Brooks, Corporate Outreach coordinator at ESPN. ESPN has been an active volunteer group out at YMCA Camp Sloper, which precipitated their desire to collaborate with the camp to reach kids who could benefit

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The current Guinness World Record for longest karaoke marathon is 48 hours. Jeff McFarlane, of Southington, will attempt to break this record beginning on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cromwell. If successful the record will be broken in the early evening of Dec. 9. McFarlane has sung karaoke in 21 McFarlane states in the past 21 years. He is the father of two children who are active in their middle school’s Sterling Singers program, and Anthony, age 11, has sung in front of more than 8,000 people at a Providence Bruins game. “Singing definitely runs in the family,” McFarlane said. McFarlane is a software engineer at ESPN who moved to Connecticut one year ago. “I’ve met great people here. I want to try to help their businesses and in future attempts, help charities,” he said.

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Friday, November 25, 2011 — The Southington Citizen

Holiday Continued from page 1

Bradley Barnes, the last owner of the family homestead at 85 N. Main St., the standard Christmas trees were totally transformed into showpieces that will most likely gain much attention at this year’s 20th annual Downtown Hospitality Night. It is set for Friday, Dec. 2, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., in

Southington. Secondo started at the beginning of November getting the home ready for the holidays using many of the family’s original items mixed with her own collections such as hand-painted villages. She still has a number of the rooms to be decorated or accented with poinsettias, however, by the time of the open house, she expects 17

rooms will be completely draped in holiday spirit. The Orchard Valley Garden Club decorated the dining room based on the theme of “Alice in Wonderland.” Bears share a chair, the burgundy and gold china dates from the late 19th century and in a high chair, a doll has her hand on porcelain toy dishes from 1853 that Alice Bradley Barnes actually played with. Dozens of china teacups, belonging to garden club members, hang from the tree that is in the bow window. “They spent two full days, four or five women working on this room. They did a tremendous job,” Secondo said. Group members will be returning this week to use their talents with finery and greenery to embellish the outdoor gazebo. On Dec. 2, hot apple cider will be brewing and the Southington Chamber Singers will be serenading visitors. There will be guides in each room to tell guests about the items and history of the home. “We always participate in hospitality night, it’s a nice

Curator Marie Secondo uses a lace table runner and her collection of miniature houses — including one of the Barnes homestead — to decorate the main mantel. time of year,” Secondo said. “Every year we change it up,” so there will be new arrangements and decorations for the visitors who return each year. The traditional downtown celebration almost didn’t

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Foundation introduces two funds for National Philanthropy Day more than $7.5 million in grants to local organizations. The new funds are the Jay W. & Elizabeth M. Tyrrell Scholarship Fund to benefit students in Greater Bristol pursuing higher education in the field of visual arts; and the Jay & Elizabeth Tyrrell Fund for the Art, which will promote artistic and cultural opportunities in the Bristol community. As their wealth increased, the Tyrrells turned to philanthropy by helping schools and organizations that served children. Bequests made through the estate of Elizabeth and Jay Tyrrell have aided 12 charitable organizations, including the Main Street Community Foundation, that serve children in the Connecticut and

Maine communities in which they lived. Though passionate about children’s charities, the Tyrrells never had any children of their own. Both Tyrrells worked in the Bristol school system and were very close to their neighbors Beverly and Gerhardt Bobroske and their three sons. Giving to children seemed natural to them. Philanthropy may have been their priority, but art was at the center of the Tyrrells’ lives, the reason these two funds were established. Jay Tyrrell worked as the audio-visual director in the Bristol school system in the 1950s. At the time, Elizabeth was head of the Art Department. She, a direct descendent of Roger Sherman,

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Holiday Continued from page 11 ber. Renee Belanger, owner of Gifts in a Basket at 51 N. Main St., didn’t want to see the event canceled. At the beginning of November, she volunteered to take charge, and with Secondo and Doug Riccio, advertising sales manager of The Southington Citizen, plans are taking shape. She credits LaLonde with still being in the mix as she provided Belanger with “a lot of great notes.” “We only had a short window,” Riccio said. However, he didn’t want to see the family event go by the wayside nor have the businesses lose the opportunity to draw holiday customers. “I wanted to bring business downtown

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Curator Marie Secondo arranges a red sock on the bedstead in the bedroom of Bradley Barnes. His nightcap is also there. She takes the socks out of storage only once each year for Christmas. and support locally-owned businesses,” he said. There are many great shops available that offer gifts that can-

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The Rev. Henry C. Frascadore speaks at St. Dominic: the journey of his new book By E. Richard Fortunato Special to The Citizen

As I read the last page of a powerfully inspiring book of poetry entitled “Beyond the Weeping Willow Tree,” by the Rev. Henry C. Frascadore, I sat there, my mind searching for words to encapsulate the exhilarating experience of a marvelous story of the journey of life and beyond. After what seemed like an endless time in thought, I found an answer to my question on the cover of the book, in its subtitle: “Mystery is a Gift Wrapped In Ordinary Paper.” In a return to St. Dominic Church last week, Frascadore, pastor of St. Dominic from 1997 to 2008, came to an audience of hundreds as a guest speaker of the Parish of the Future Education Committee. He spoke of the spiritual journey of his life,

The Southington Citizen Friday, November 25, 2011

Faith Briefs The Southington Citizen welcomes all announcements regarding holiday services and events. Send them as soon as possible to the office at 40 N. Main St., Southington, CT 06489 or e-mail them to scnews@southingtoncitizen.com. The sooner they are received, the more often we can publish them.

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Ana Prusak thanks the Rev. Henry C. Frascadore after he signed her copy of his new book, “Beyond the Weeping Willow Tree.” from his earliest years to his years in retirement. The mood of an audience of former parishioners, friends and some who had never seen or heard Frascadore speak was near being spellbound as they took in the inspiring images he painted

with his words. Describing his personal experience in writing, whether a note, a phrase or a book of poetry, Frascadore said, “You are giving yourself, a piece of your life, your See Book, page 23

First Congregational Church of Southington, 37 Main St., will present the Service of Remembrance on Monday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m., in the meetinghouse. The public is welcome to come remember loved ones in heaven and on Earth.

Blue Christmas at church The annual Blue Christmas service will be held Monday, Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Southington, 581 Meriden

Ave. People are welcome to this contemplative program, which will include music and the hanging of inscribed ornaments on the sanctuary Christmas tree. The event is designed to offer comfort and support to people who are grieving the loss of a loved one, which may be especially difficult during the holidays. For more information, call the Rev. Jerrie S. Matney, (860) 628-8121.

Eve of Remembrance

Holidays can be difficult times for those who have lost a loved one, especially if it is the first holiday season after the death. The Palladino Family Cancer Center, at MidState Medical Center, is planning its annual Eve of Remembrance to honor lost love ones. This non-denominational service will be held Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 6 to

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Friday, November 25, 2011 — The Southington Citizen

Obituaries Dennis Brazee

John Domen John C. Domen Jr., 83, formerly of Plantsville, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, at Southington Care Center. He was the husband of the late Phyllis (Ferrecchia) Domen. He was born in Meriden, on June 11, 1927, son of the late John C. and Agusta Domen Sr. He had been an automobile mechanic for 48 years and was employed by Meriden Auto Station. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy Seabees. He is survived by his son Wayne Domen and his wife, Denise, of Terryville, three grandchildren, Jonathan Domen and his wife, Christine, of Johnston, R.I., Theresa Domen and Michael

Domen, both of Terryville, a sister, Adeline Garska, of Meriden; as well as several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held Nov. 21, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Waterbury. DellaVecchia Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Justin Pires Justin Christiano Pires, died Nov. 14, 2011, at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford. He was born in New Britain, on Nov. 16, 2009, the son of Nelson Pires and Kari (Bartosiewicz) Mailly. He is survived by two

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The Southington Citizen Friday, November 25, 2011

Letters to the Editor

Superintendent thanks electorate

To the editor: On Nov. 8, the Southington electorate enthusiastically endorsed the proposed renovate-to-new middle school project. On behalf of the Southington Board of Education, my office, and the thousands of youngsters who will benefit from what will be a state-of-the-art facility, we thank you for standing tall for public schools. I remain privileged and proud to represent your community as superintendent of schools. Joseph V. Erardi Jr. Southington

Still waiting for answers

To the editor: First of all let me state I am all for improving the

schools and this letter has nothing to do with the improvements on the schools. This letter is to address the purchase of property on South Main Street by the board of education. On July 25, I attended a town council meeting in regards to the $85 million being spent on the two middle schools. At the public hearing portion of the meeting, I asked two questions: “In regards to the property on 1043 S. Main St., when and if it’s bought, when will the residents find out what will be done with the property?” And, “I understand the town will have to bond the whole project to get the project on the fast track and then apply for reimbursement by the state. What guarantees does the town have that we will be reimbursed for that percentage?” [Superintendent of

Schools Joseph V.] Erardi said he “would continue to work very closely with Werking Street neighbors. We are still in design phase with Fletcher Thompson and we will keep the neighborhood first in line right after the BOE as far as additional information. Regarding the second question there is no assurance or guarantee except that in the history of the State of Connecticut and the State Facilities Unit there has never been a denial of a building project, With the present administration, with great support of renovate to new, I believe the number is 99.99 percent assurance. That’s an odd I am comfortable with.” After this meeting, in the hallway of the town hall, Dr. Erardi assured us that he would keep us informed if and when it was approved in referendum as to what will

Government Meetings

Monday, Nov. 28 Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 Conservation Commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Board of water commissioners, Water Department, 605 W. Queen St., 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 Planning and zoning commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 Board of police commissioners, Southington Police Department Community Room, 69 Lazy Lane, 6 p.m. Board of Education, Flanders Elementary

School, 100 Victoria Drive, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12 Library board, Southington Public Library lower level, 6:30 p.m. Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13 Zoning board of appeals, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Senior Citizens Commission, Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., 6:30 p.m. Commission on DisAbilities, Water Department, 605 W. Queen St., 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14 Board of finance, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m.

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off that might happen during and/or after construction of the new additions to the building and parking lot, since it will now run directly into our yards? How will you handle traffic with construction going on while school is in session? What about the Dumpster pickups in the morning? Right now we can tell you that even when school is not in session, during the summer months, the Dumpsters are picked up Monday to Friday, at 4:30 a.m., and they bang them several times before putting them down and leaving. This is just a few of the several questions that need addressing. I wonder how the board of education will address these issues? Brenda Bunnell Plantsville

Thank you to voters

To the editor: Thank you to Southington voters for returning me to a seat on the board of education. I am especially grateful to my family and supporters who in various ways assisted during the campaign. I will continue to work hard, giving my all, for all children and schools. Please know that discussion on issues, big and small, facing our district is always welcome and appreciated. Jill Notar-Francesco Southington

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be done with the property. As of the date of this letter no communication was every made by Dr. Erardi or by the board of education, to any of us that border the property at 1043 S. Main St. This referendum passed on Nov. 8 and they now have until Dec. 30 to close on the property. On Nov. 15, I went to the Planning & Zoning Commission meeting to see if I could find out what will be done with the property. Dr. Erardi stated that the yellow area in the drawing he had was the property in question and that it would be a parking lot and buffer for the neighbors. No questions were raised by Planning and Zoning as to what the buffer would be, drainage issues that might happen due to the new parking lot or construction. I find this strange since the previous people who were there to get approval on their projects were asked all kinds of questions in regards to how this would effect the neighbors and/or traffic around their properties, but no questions, nothing on how it would effect us who surround the property being purchased. I decided to write this letter to see if Dr. Erardi and the BOE will keep their promise of keeping us — the neighbors of Kennedy School — informed and provide us with the information we have been asking for, like: What will the buffer be (fencing, wood or chain link, trees, etc.? ) Are you planning on addressing rain run

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Southington Police will be participating in the Statewide Click it or Ticket campaign through Nov. 27. There will be a concentrated effort via checkpoints, saturation patrols and routine patrols throughout the next few weeks. The primary function of the campaign will be for seatbelt and child seat enforcement; however, DUI, speeding and other traffic related violations will also be enforced.

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


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Faith

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feelings about what you have seen, learned, felt about life’s struggles and joys and love … all gifts to others who can integrate your words into the very essence of their own lives.” In an hour and a half, the author built on the personal relationship each person can have with God. He cited the remoteness of God to many “because we do not see him or hear him as we see each other,” pointing out that when the world needed a clearly spoken human voice with a message from the Divine, Jesus came to us to teach a loving, giving way of life and brought to us the good news of the Gospel, his message of love for others, going hand in hand with love of God, that others not suffer. The fascinating charm of Frascadore’s stories of the very human characters of the Bible accented the connection with our own human nature and experience. Staying on after the talk for a personally signed copy of the book and a few words with the author, the crowd did not dissipate for almost another hour and a half. Meanwhile, around the room, words like “inspiring,” “uplifting,” “spiritual,” “gifted” and “awesome” were heard repeatedly. Sue Kienle said, “It’s so good to see Fr. Frascadore back, as usual, filled with and conveying the Spirit.” Jean Riccio, a member of St. Patrick Church in Farmington, had been invited by several friends to come and hear Frascadore for the first time. Asked her impressions, Riccio paused to compose her feelings, halting as she said, “Inspiring beyond words … as I listened and watched him speaking … up there, I felt that he was filled with … I felt that the Holy Spirit exuded from within him.” Leaving the reception in the Geraghty Parish Center, were many people with glowing, uplifted spirits, some with multiple copies of the book in hand. Part II will be next week.

7:30 p.m., in the Horwitz Conference Center at MidState Medical Center, 435 Lewis Ave., Meriden. The service will feature readings, music, and the opportunity for individual names to be read and family members and friends invited to remember their loved one in a special way. Information on coping during the holiday season will also be distrib-

uted. Light refreshments will follow. Some people consider not celebrating the holidays as a sign of respect; others want to celebrate the season as a way of honoring the memory of the loved one who has died. Deciding the best way to celebrate is very individual. MidState offers Eve of Remembrance to the community to allow people to take a brief amount of time during a busy holiday season to remember those they have lost.

Bread for Life starts appeal Feeding the hungry has been Bread for Life’s number one priority for more than 25 years. The mission is made possible because of the generous support the group receives from friends in the Southington community, according to Eldon Hafford, Bread for Life executive director. “The number of individuals and families needing assistance has more than doubled since last year,” he said. To make a tax-deductible contribution, send a check to Bread for Life, P.O. Box 925, Southington, CT 06489. Donations can also be made on the website www.southingtonbreadforlife.com. For more information, contact Hafford, at (860) 276-8389.

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mation, call (860) 224-4278. Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging, a not for profit member of Central Connecticut Senior Health Services, is a resource and assessment center designed to enhance access to services and information related to attaining optimal quality of life for seniors and their caregivers.

Clubs, games schedule The schedule for regular activities at the Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., follows: Badminton: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3 p.m. Bingo: Friday, 1 p.m. Computer Club: Wednesday, 1 p.m.

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New director of nursing

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Sky Party on Nov. 29

The next Sky Party is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 28 with a rain date of Nov. 29, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., on the Joseph DePaolo Middle School field, 385 Pleasant St. Julian Shull, amateur astronomer and many other amateur astronomers will be on hand to help participants explore the night sky. They will share their telescopes but people can bring their own telescope or binoculars if they wish. Bring some snacks to share. To sign up, contact Trish Kenefick at tkenefick@ southingtonschools.org.

Unified Theater show

Unified Theater will present its second show Thursday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m., in the Southington High School auditorium, 720 Pleasant St. There are approximately 85

students of all abilities involved in this presentation and they will perform a variety of skits and songs. This year’s theme is Disney. Unified Theater is a notfor -profit organization that empowers young people with and without disabilities to shine in the performing arts through a student led, inclusive program. For more information, contact Karen Cavanaugh, special education teacher, at (860) 628-3229, ext. 424 or email kcavanaugh@ southingtonschools.org.

Orientation to high school Southington High School counselors will conduct a presentation for all parents and guardians with a student entering high school in the fall of 2012, on Monday, Nov. 28, from 7 to 8 p.m., in the Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School auditorium, 388 Pleasant St.

Course fair for eighth-graders Southington High School is having a course fair on Monday, Dec 5, 6 p.m., in the SHS auditorium, 720 Pleasant St. Incoming ninthgraders will be given information concerning the various program of study available to all students. After the presentation in the auditorium, parents and students will have the opportunity to speak with teachers from every content area while visiting the course fair in the cafeteria.

The Southington Citizen Friday, November 25, 2011 tional Junior Honor Society is organizing a toiletry drive, beginning Monday, Nov. 28, the day students return following Thanksgiving break. Items needed include fullsize bottles of shampoo, conditioner, soap, dental floss, toothbrushes, toothpaste, lo-

tion, small packets of tissues and mouthwash. Travel size is accepted. Homerooms will earn points based on the size of the goods and students in the winning room will be treated to an ice cream social.

Principal’s Award winner Photo courtesy of St. Thomas School

Seventh-grader Victoria Bairos receives the Principal’s Award for the first marking period of the academic year at St. Thomas School. Principal MaryPat Wirkus presents the award. Victoria was recognized for her outstanding academic achievement and for her exemplary display of Christian kindness.

DePaolo School needs toiletries Every year the Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School community has come through collecting thousands of toiletry items that are donated to Southington families in need during the holiday season. This year, the need is greater than ever and the Na-

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Celebrate the Arts at the Southington Library George Caleb Bingham; “Migration Series, no. 57,” 19401941 by Jacob Lawrence; “Migrant Mother,” 1936 by Dorothea Lang; or “Ladder for Booker T. Washington,” 1996. A sample of Ekphrasis is also on display, Edward Hirsch’s Ekphrasis of Edward Hopper’s House by the Railroad (1925). Guidelines for submitted work: Paper size must be 81/2 by 11 inches, readable computer font or script (no pencil), complete a writer’s information form available on the lower level or, at the Reference Desk. The form is

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at (860) 628-6682. Toy collection — Reilley Walden, a fifth-grade student at William Strong Elementary School, is planning the second annual “Stuff My Mom’s SUV for CCMC” for Saturday, Nov. 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 2223 Meriden-Waterbury Road, next to Verona Pizza. Connecticut Children’s Medical Center can only accept new, unwrapped toys.

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Santa in the park — The Southington Parks and Recreation Department announced that Santa will be arriving from the North Pole at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27 at Recreation Park on Maxwell Noble Drive. Children (Kindergarten

through grade 3 only) can meet Santa in his workshop and share their Christmas wishes. In the event of inclement weather, Santa will greet children in the cafeteria of South End School, located in the park. This event is open to Southington residents only and will run until 4 p.m. There is no charge to attend.

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Pet lecture — Southington Grange 25, located at the corner of Knowles Avenue and Summit Street, will have a guest lecturer on Monday, Nov. 28. Dr. Roger Foster, of Southington Veterinary Associates, will present helpful information about tending pets during the holidays. The event is free and is scheduled for 7:30 pm. The public is welcome. High school orientation — Southington High School counselors will conduct a presentation for all parents and guardians with a student entering high school in the fall of 2012, on Monday, Nov. 28, from 7 to 8 p.m., in the Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School auditorium, 388 Pleasant St.

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Christmas in the Village — Children and families are welcome to come to downtown Plantsville for the annual Christmas in the Village. Stores will be open, children will be able to visit with Santa at the firehouse on West Main Street, there will be horse-drawn trolley rides, decorations, music and refreshments. Free. Unified Theater show — Unified Theater will present its second show Thursday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m., in the Southington High School auditorium, 720 Pleasant St. There are approximately 85 students of all abilities involved in this presentation and they will perform a variety of skits and songs. This year’s theme is Disney. Information: contact Karen Cavanaugh, special education teacher, at (860) 628-3229, ext. 424 or email kcavanaugh@southingtonschools.org. Weight loss lecture — On Thursday, Dec. 1, at 6:30 p.m., Dr. Carlos Barba, director of the bariatric surgery program, The Hospital of Central Connecticut, will discuss options available for weight management, including medical and nutritional. He will also present information on the benefits and latest trends in bariatric surgery. The program will be held at the Southington Library, 255 Main St.

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gational Church will also offer a live and silent auction. There will also be a merchant walk contest with prizes from numerous businesses. Youngsters can write a letter to Santa at the office of The Southington and The Plainville Citizens, 40 N. Main St. The event is free. Holiday Auction — The Holiday Auction will be held at the First Congregational Church of Southington, 37 Main St., on Friday, Dec. 2. The auction is being held in conjunction with Southington’s Hospitality Night. The church’s doors will open at 6 p.m. for previewing and the auction will begin at 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Items being auctioned will include

many new items and 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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Christmas Tea — Grace United Methodist Church, 121 Pleasant St., Southington, will have its annual Christmas Tea and Bazaar/Craft Sale on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Features include knitted and craft items, unique ornaments, gift items and

baskets, homemade Christmas cookies and fudge, plus a tea luncheon with tea, coffee, punch, finger sandwiches and fancy cookies. Admission is free, with a small charge for the luncheon. Information: call (860) 628-6996. Course fair — Southington High School is having a course fair on Monday, Dec 5, 6 p.m., in the SHS auditorium, 720 Pleasant St. Incoming ninth-graders will be given information concerning the various program of study available to all students. After the presentation in the auditorium, parents & students will have the opportunity to speak with teachers from every content area while visiting the course fair in the cafeteria.

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Friday night dinner — American Legion Post 72 announces a Friday night dinner program starting Dec. 2. Dinners will be served at the Legion Post, 66 Main St., from 5 to 8 p.m. On Dec. 2, the meal will include sliced top round sirloin w/gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad , soup, dinner roll and butter. In addition, take-out orders will also be available;

if patrons purchase four dinners, the fifth is free. Tickets can be purchased at the door or prepaid at the lounge during the week. Information: call the Legion Post, at (860) 621-4243. Hospitality Night — The Merchants of Downtown Southington will present the 29th Annual Holiday Hospitality Night on Friday, Dec. 2, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Activities including lighting of the town green at 5:30 p.m., complimentary horse-drawn trolley rides, open houses at more than 20 businesses with refreshments and special sales. Children will be able to visit Santa. There will also be entertainment and the Barnes Museum will be open. First Congre-

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Food and toy collection The Sunflower Bungalow Wellness Center, 1273 Queen St., on the Plainville town line, Southington, will collect nonperishables and unwrapped toys for Plainville Community Food Pantry and a homeless shelter from Nov. 21 to Dec. 16. The food pantry needs include canned food, toiletries, toys for children of all ages and winter coats. Donors will receive a free gift from Jitters Cafe or Pass It On Sports. No purchase required. For more information, call (860) 747-1100.

Fifth-grader plans toy collection Reilley Walden, a fifth-grade student at William Strong Elementary School, is planning the second annual “Stuff My Mom’s SUV for CCMC” for Saturday, Nov. 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 2223 Meriden-Waterbury Road, next to Verona Pizza. Reilley is conducting the toy drive for children at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center because she wants to do her something nice for all the children that are sick in the hospital. Reilley was diagnosed with polyarticular juvenile rhematoid arthritis in August 2010. Last year, Reilley collected more than 200 new toys. CCMC can only accept new, unwrapped toys. Reilley would also like to thank the Stanley/Walden family.

Holiday Continued from page 15 semble at the firehouse; Christmas Strollers from The Arc of Southington; an “elf ” making balloon animals; Dean’s Stove Shop with holiday surprises and the Salvation Army Band, and much more. Many other businesses will also be open. “This is a great family-oriented activity. In this day and age, families don’t do much together so this makes you get out with your kids and parents,” while supporting local business, said Paula Charneco owner of Paula’s

Unique Consignment and president of the business association. “It’ll be an exciting night,” she said. There are no snow dates for these celebrations as they are usually held rain, snow or shine. “We still had Halloween in the Village [in bad weather] and people still came,” Charneco said. However, if it was a serious situation like another Storm Alfred, Hospitality Night would be cancelled. The Barnes Museum will also be open for tours on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 1 to 5 p.m. The holiday decorations will remain into early December.

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Team-first attitude Nighthawks swoop in, capture propelled girls all season state title from Knights By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen It was a heck of a season for the Southington girls vo l l e y b a l l team. In a year that started with likely more questions than answers for a group that was extremely young and inexperienced, to make it all the way to the state finals was an accomplishment in itself. So while there were a few tears following a grind-itout 3-1 loss in the state championship game to Newtown, it was more chins up and less tears of sadness.

By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

Girls Volleyball No. 4 SHS 3, No. 1 Darien 1 After falling in game one, the Lady Knights (20-1) won the next three games to advance to the CIAC Class LL Final. The final game scores were 23-25, 25-22, 25-21, 25-23. Tory Broytman had 22 kills and seven digs, Corinne Horanzy had 18 kills and 10 digs, Danielle Kaminsky had 35 assists and 11 digs and Cyndy Woolley had 17 digs. Emily Durocher had a pair of kills and three blocks. Sam Vitale added two aces. No. 3 Newtown 3, No. 4 SHS 1 In an absolute battle, Southington (20-2) fell to Newtown, 23-25, 26-24, 25-27, 24-26, losing in the state final. Broytman had 21 kills, three blocks and six digs, while Horanzy had 23 kills and 17 digs. Kaminsky had 40 assists and nine digs and Kayla Padroff had 19 digs. Durocher added three kills and seven blocks and Jordyn Moquin added a pair of kills. Coach Rich Heitz, who was coaching in his second state final, said while obviously you want to win that final game, it doesn’t dimin-

ish any of the accomplishments. “If someone had talked to you guys back in August and said you’d make the state championship game, you’d gladly take it,” he said of the message he tried to convey to his team after the defeat. On the floor it was three barnburner games. Every other match, one team got in a big hole and came back to even the score or draw the game close, heightening the drama. As Heitz talked about, it was just a few plays here and there where the slightest of inches made a difference. “They played great. We played great at times. We didn’t give up. Games two and four we were down by a lot and came back. Game three, they were down by a lot and came back,” Heitz said. “It was literally anyone’s match.” After the initial shock of the loss, the team’s lone seniors and co-captains, Tory Broytman and Emily Durocher, gladly accepted the runner-up trophy. “We’re so excited that we could get here,” Broytman said. “Back in August we didn’t know if we could make it this far and I’m re-

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In a display of the close-knit team they are, the girls all hold each others shoulders, as they’ve done all year, while they listen intently to coach Rich Heitz during a timeout in the state finals game.

Powder Puff opener focus not on scoreboard, just on having fun By Stephanie O’Connell Special to The Citizen As the final seconds ticked away off the clock during the New Britain-Southington powder puff game Monday (Nov. 21), the Lady Knights

looked up at the scoreboard and cheered. Southington was defeated by the Hurricanes 40-7 in a lopsided game at Willow Brook Park, but that didn’t change the amount of fun they had preparing for and

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Tory Broytman with the kill against Newtown.

There was one main storyline woven into the fabric for the Lady Knights on the volleyball court this year. Win or lose in the state final, the

journey getting there was a special one. The team came in with expectations at a reasonable level. Play hard every day, and try to slowly accomplish

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ally proud of everything we’ve done. We were a little bit short, but I’m still proud of us.” “Just knowing that we went out there and gave it our all. Obviously we got down in games two and four and had

to come back from that hole, but I’m proud of the effort that we gave tonight,” Durocher said, echoing similar sentiments. For Broytman, she played a role, a smaller role, but still saw time in Southington’s first ever state title just two years back when she was a sophomore. “They were different, but

they were equally exciting,” Broytman said comparing the two. “I was really glad to be a part of the team that won it two years ago and I was really happy to be here tonight. “This is my last year and we were just so excited to be here, so it’ll always hold a place in my heart.” She had a standout tournament in each and every game. “She’s grown a lot in the last couple of years,” Heitz said of Broytman. The reason the team came into the finals already with somewhat of a sense of accomplishment stemmed from its semifinal win over Darien, the top seed in Class LL and undefeated on the year. The girls won that match 3-1. “That team has lost two matches the last 10 years. They lost the state championship last year and about three or four years ago they lost a game to Greenwich during the regular season,” Heitz said after that impressive victory. “I’m so proud of these kids and the way they pushed tonight. That was a Photo by Matt Leidemer

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very good team.” And now, for a brief moment, the outlook can shift to the future. As mentioned, only two players are graduating, meanwhile Newtown, the champs, have a slew of players gone. What’s left “in the cupboard” should leave Southington stocked and ready for next season. “I think this is a heck of an experience for kids like Cyndy Woolley and Sara Malicka and Dani (Kaminsky) and Corinne (Horanzy) and Kayla Padroff, Allison McCormick (all juniors). I think it’s been a heck of an experience and I think it’s good experience for the two JV players that we called up who’ve been exposed to it,” Heitz explained. “So they’ll probably be a little hungrier now that they’ve tasted it.” Still, he made mention

that the void left by Broytman and Durocher will not be easily filled. “We had good leaders so we have to replace some of that,” said Heitz. The resounding final note of the year was one of happiness. A sense of accomplishment and a sense of pride in a season where the team won it’s conference again, was the top team in the Central Connecticut Conference, which had four teams in the state finals, and saw them go to the second state final in two years, knocking off one of the state’s best on its way. “We only returned four players from last year so there was seven of them totally new to the program and they worked hard, we played a tough schedule and they did very well,” Heitz said. “They’ve had a great year.”

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joy playing them and maybe one year the outcome will be different.” Just four minutes in, Victoria Germano got the Golden Hurricanes on the board with a three-yard run. The New Britain defense stopped the Lady Knights on all three of their offensive possessions in the first half. “Winning is not the most important thing, but of course we are happy we came out on top,” said New Britain head coach Carlos Pina. “For us, we are most excited that we had a banquet the other day and some of the girls stood up and said they have met people they never knew before and have made friends with girls they didn’t even talk to before.” The Knights tried everything in their offensive playbook in the opening half. Reverses were stopped dead in the backfield, passes were batted out of the air and flags were grabbed off the belts of running backs before they could turn the corner. “They started to get dejected at halftime so we had to talk with them about relaxing and remembering that this was all about having fun,” Kemp said. Southington opened the second half with the ball, but made it only five yards before

Continued from page 33 playing in the game. “The most important thing we will take from this game is that, when it was all over and they looked at the scoreboard, it was still about them having fun,” said Southington head coach Charles Kemp. “New Britain is a good team and we give them all the credit they deserve. They are still a classy team and we en-

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turning it over on downs and giving New Britain the ball with good field position. Stephanie Carrasquillo capitalized on the turnover with a two-yard run, putting the Hurricanes up 34-0 and putting the game out of the

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Knights’ reach. Southington quarterback Christine Swol completed two long passes at the end of the third quarter to get the Knights to the New Britain 20-yard line. Farrah Fontano took over at quarterback, but was sacked 10 yards behind the line of scrimmage, ending the scoring threat. Southington managed to get on the board with just 10 seconds remaining in the game when Christie Freer broke free at midfield and streaked down the sidelines for a 50-yard score to give the Knights a touchdown and some confidence going into their second game with Cheshire on Tuesday at Southington High School (result not available at press time).

goals. If the group had lost a few more regular season games, or not won the Central Connecticut Conference’s Western Division, again, or not been the top seed in the CCC, or not have advanced to the state final by beating Darien, the No. 1 team in the state at the time – well, no one would have said it was a failure. It was a growing year. Talk about growth. The team finished 20-2 and accomplished everything above. Maybe they took their magic beans because that’s some kind of growth spurt. And all of it, almost all of it, started with chemistry. Not the test tube, beakers, Bunsen burner kind of chemistry, but team chemistry. Senior co-captain Tory Broytman put it best. “Every player is playing for each other,” she said. And because of that, the team was able to excel. “We all get along great, no drama and we’re really lucky to have had this team,” she continued. All season coach Rich

over Darien. “If you asked me in the beginning of the season, I thought we had the chance to be pretty good. The chemistry has been so phenomenal with these kids and they all love each other so much and I’m just so happy for them.” Maybe a shinning example of the team-first attitude came in the state tournament. One player was taken out in favor of another – to try and mix things up a little. And instead of pouting or being upset on the bench, the player that came out continuously was cheering, smiling and completely involved in the game, whether it was on the court or from the sidelines. There was no better example to define this group than that one. At the highest moments when everyone wants to play, the player refused to put self before team and that’s why success was so bountiful all year. “I’m going to miss the girls on the team,” said the only other senior, co-captain Emily Durocher. “I think the only way to describe it is (we’ve) really formed a bond and it’s like a family.”

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First the Snow Bowl, then the Mud Bowl, but Knights win this one By Bryant Carpenter Special to The Citizen

On the fens of Fontana Field, the Southington football team out-slogged the Simsbury Trojans in the rain Wednesday night (Nov. 16) 14 gallons to 8. Matt O’Connor and Corbin Garry hydroplaned to touchdowns for the Blue Knights, Christian Martinez returned a fumble through the mire for Simsbury and, by game’s end, both teams were a uniform brown. Up in the stands, fans couldn’t distinguish opposing players on special teams. Down on the sidelines, coaches really couldn’t either. Southington linebacker Andrew Walowski made a

Football SHS 14, Simsbury 8 Matt O’Connor rushed 14 times for 76 yards and a touchdown and Corbin Garry rushed nine times for 76 yards, including a 57-yard run for a touchdown as Southington improved to 6-3 (2-2 CCC West Division I). QB Stephen Barmore rushed eight times for 17 yards and was 6 of 9 passing for 24 yards. Andrew Walowski led with three catches for 21 yards and defensively, had 11 total tackles, including two for loss and a fumble recovery. O’Connor, David DiNeno and Garry all had six total tackles. Don Rinaldi forced the fumble.

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Continued from page 36 scoring was not a given. Garry took care of any uncertainty. For a second straight game, the junior defensive back took a direct snap out of the Wildcat and broke a long touchdown, this one from 68 yards around right end. “That was good set-up blocking by the linemen,” Garry said. “All I had to do was run through the hole.” Except on this night running was no simple exercise. “My feet were sucking down to the ground every step I took,” Garry detailed. “I just had to power through

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(with) choppy steps and get to the end zone.” After that, it was up to the defense to hold and for the punt team to get the ball off whenever Southington possessions, um, bogged down. Both units took care of business. Junior punter Nate Bonefant deftly handled low, bounding snaps – Drury had told O’Connor, the long snapper, to aim waist-high, to do anything but send it over his punter’s head – and got off every kick clean. Well, “clean” in a matter of speaking. “I thought they were going to block it, but I just focused on the ball and got it off,”

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Obituaries

Monique Przybylski

Monique (Skoczylas) Przybylski, 68, of Plantsville, died Nov. 8, 2011, surrounded by her family, after a long, coura g eous battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. She was predeceased by her husband, Bruno Przybylski. She was born June 5, 1943, in Liege, Belgium, and moved to the United States more than 40 years ago. She had been a Plantsville resident for 38 years. She was a hairdresser and was the owner of Monique’s Beauty Salon for many years before retiring. The thing she loved most in life was her family, especially her beautiful granddaughters. She was intensely creative and loved anything that allowed her to

express that side of herself. She is survived by her son, Bruno Przybylski and his wife, Christine, of Southington; her daughter, Nadine Przybylski, of Southington; her two granddaughters, Samantha and Katelyn Przybylski, of Southington; and her beloved pets, Sparky and Lily. Monique’s family gathered privately to celebrate her life. Memorial donations may be to the American Diabetes Association, 2080 Silas Deane Highway, 2nd floor, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

Jennie Opozda Jennie Opozda, 96, lifelong resident of New Britain, died peacefully Nov. 12, 2011, at Southington Care Center. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (Wilk)

Opozda, was raised in New Britain attending local schools and was a member of the Holy Cross Church. An avid gardener, she was proudest of her peonies. She was a dedicated employee of Stanley Works Hardware Division for more than 30 years, retiring in 1976. She is survived by two devoted nephews with their families, Richard Opozda, of Kensington, and David and Mary Opozda, of Plantsville; a great-niece, Laurie Tubman and her husband, David and their sons, David, Gregory and Adam, of Westborough, Mass.; and a great nephew, Matthew Opozda and great niece, Kelsey Opozda, both of Plantsville. She was predeceased by brothers, Teddie, Joe, Henry and Mickey. The family would like to extend their sincere thanks and appreciation to the caring staff of Mulberry Gardens and Southington Care Center.

The funeral was held Nov. 16, 2011, at the New Britain Memorial & Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home, New Britain, followed by a Mass in Holy Cross Church. Burial followed in Sacred Heart Cemetery. New Britain Memorial & Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

John Verrilli John J. Verrilli, 48, died Nov. 12, 2011, at his home after a sudden illness. He was a longtime Southington resident. He was born June 21, 1963, in Bridgeport, the son of Anthony D. Verrilli Sr., of Southington, and the late Monica (Sinclair) Verrilli. He was a graduate of Southington High School Class of 1981 and was a

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Friday, November 25, 2011 — The Southington Citizen

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Desk in the library. Lost or damaged 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 also appreciated. Community services especially needs soup, tuna fish, juice/juice boxes, macaroni and cheese, cereal, Chef Boyardee, Spam and canned meats, beef stew, lunch snacks/cookies and corn muffin mix. For more information about helping community services, call the office at (860) 628-3761.

The Southington Library is located at 255 Main St. To register for one or all of the programs, visit the library website at www.southingtonlibrary.org and click on the calendar or contact the Southington Library Reference Department at (860) 6280947, ext. 5. For the children’s department, select ext. 3.

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

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Friday, November 25, 2011 — The Southington Citizen

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Legion serves dinner on Friday American Legion Post 72 announces a Friday night dinner program starting Dec. 2. Dinners will be served at the Legion Post, 66 Main St., from 5 to 8 p.m. On Dec. 2, the meal will include sliced top round sirloin w/gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad , soup, dinner roll and butter. In addition, take-out orders will also be available; if patrons purchase four dinners, the fifth is free. To find out what the meal is that week, call the Legion Post, at (860) 621-4243. Tickets can be purchased at the door or prepaid at the lounge during the week.

Southington Grange 25, located at the corner of Knowles Avenue and Summit Street, will have a guest lecturer on Monday, Nov. 28. Dr. Roger Foster, of Southington Veterinary Associates, will present helpful information about tending pets during the holidays. The event is free and is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. The public is welcome.

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V. NANFITO Roofing, Siding, Windows, Decks Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634 100% HONESTY Any and all projects. Roof Repair Specialists. #572776 CALL BEN (203) 921-9627

SERVICES OFFERED

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

SHEET ROCK GALVEZ DRYWALL LLC Sheetrock, Taping, Painting, Power Washing. Comm/Res. Int/Ext. #0629166 203-631-9086

SIDING

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

TREE SERVICES A & A Lawn Care-Call now for free est. on tree, shrub and debris removal. Fall Clean-Ups. Dumpster rentals. CT Reg #584101 Jim 203 237-6638 or 203-518-2334 GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430 YARDLEY TREE SERVICE.com Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Firewood. Reg. Insured. 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159 PROF. ARBORIST #S3365 75ft bucket truck. Precise Tree CT Reg #562159. 203-272-4216

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

(860) 759-3644 Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Sunrms, Additions

Storm Clean-Up

CT Reg. #516790

RICK’S affordable Tree limb, brush piles, tree, & under-brush removal. No job too big or small. 17 yrs exp. 203-530-4447.

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

WINDOW REPLACEMENT

203-237-0350

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

WORK Low/House burned down. Happy to provide 100% honest & moral integrity on all projects. #572776 CALL BEN (203) 921-9627


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AUTOMOBILES

SUV’S

SUV’S

PETS & LIVESTOCK

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE SINGER ZIG ZAG Sewing Machine. In cabinet with stool and instruction book. Great condition. $100 firm. Call (203) 265-5804. Leave Message.

FORD F150 Pickup 1998 Extra Cab, Extra clean. $4500 Chevy Blazer 2004 4x4 Automatic, clean. A steal $3950 (203) 213-1142

Steel Buildings Reduced Factory Inventory

MAZDA MX3 2009 NISSAN Murano 2009 Sunroof, Alloys Stock# 12256B 203 623-0494 ASK FOR JOHNNY

H O NDA O d ys s e y 20 06 Stock #11010A (203) 630-0088

SL, AWD, Leather, Sunroof $26,991 Stock# C7234 (203) 237-5561

VOLKSWAGEN Passat 2008 Stock#5605A

$16,995

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

(203) 235-1686

TRUCKS & VANS

FALL HORSEBACK RIDING Rosehaven Stables, LLC Meriden www.rosehavenstables.com 203-238-1600 HIMALAYAN Cat looking for a good home. Adoption fee required. (203) 238-2844 HORSE CARE NEEDED Part Time AM AM Will train the right person. 203-272-6593 or 203-213-8833 HORSE Lovers Part Time Need capable person AM & PM Will train the right person. 203-272-6593 or 203-213-8833 PUREBRED Chihuaha Pups 8 weeks old. $300. (203) 237-0152

LAWN & GARDEN

MINI COOPER 2006 71K MILES Leather, Moonroof, Loaded! Stock #120202A (203) 630-0088

HYUNDAI Santa Fe 2008

NISSAN Sentra 2010 2.0SR, Auto, 15K $16,491 Stock# C7190A (203) 237-5561

Apply Now BChevynow.com 1-866-879-1616 Must be 18 years of age and a US Citizen w/proof of residence. Minimum down payments may vary. Must meet income requirements. Subject to change without notice.

Limited, 4X4, DVD Every Toy & Option. Absolutely Gorgeous! Stock# P3977 203 623-0494 ASK FOR JOHNNY

Mercedes ML 350 2006 Absolute Luxury. Pristine Condition. Stock# 12370A 203 623-0494 ASK FOR JOHNNY

BILLY Goat self propelled lawn vacuum.B&S engine, hard bottom bag, w/on board hose. Used 1 season.New $1000., will sell for $550. 203-237-7351

SNOW BLOWERS/THROWERS SNOW BLOWER Ariens S722 single stage 7hp. Excellent Condition. Asking $400. Call 203-269-7489

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES

30x36 – Reg $15,850 Now $12,600 36x58 – Reg $21,900 Now $18,800

866-609-4321 Source: 1N0 THULE Luggage Carrier. Adventurer model. 88” by 26”. Great for those holiday trips. $250 or Best Offer. Call (203) 265-5562 TIRES 2 Mastercraft 215x75x15. Like new. Both for $45. (860) 349-8974 TWO MEDIUM Size Women’s Faux Fur Coats - One black full length- $95. The other is finger tip length and looks like silver fox- $75. Phone 203-265-4489

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT COAL STOVE Like New Made in Germany by Haas & Son $450 Call (203) 265-4219

NESTOR MARTIN CAST IRON COAL OR WOOD STOVE - Very attractive, glass front door, 3 feed doors, removable self feeding coal chute and 2 heat exchangers included. $1100. 860-628-2469 or 860-919-7171 POT BELLIED WOOD STOVE Cast Iron. Wood or coal burning. Good shape. Good condition. Almost new. $350. 860-628-6529

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH AUTOMOBILES WANTED CASH for your Toyota, Honda or Nissan. Any Condition! Running or not! Will consider other makes & models, motorcycles, ATV’s, etc. 203-600-4431

OLDSMOBILE ALERO GL 1999 $2,988 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $788 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

CHEVY Avalanche Z71 2002 4X4. Super Loaded. Spoil Yourself! Stock# P3868A 203 623-0494 ASK FOR JOHNNY

HYUNDAI SANTA FE LTD 2007 ONLY 20K MILES Showroom Condition. Loaded! Stock# 12330A 203 623-0494 ASK FOR JOHNNY

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

203-631-0800 or 203-630-2510 PETS & LIVESTOCK AKC BOXER 4 year old female. Smaller. Affectionate, very loveable. Has allergies. Free to a good home. Serious inquiries only. (860) 747-8703 BULLDOGS, Boxers, Yorkie, Yorkie-Poo, Multi-Poo, Rottweiller, Schnoodles, Chihuahua, Shih Tzu & mixed breeds. $250+.

Call 860-930-4001 NISSAN Altima 2009

JEEP Grand Cherokee 2008

2.5S, Sunroof, Power Seats Low Miles $17,991 Stock# C7223A (203) 237-5561

V8 TOYOTA Matrix 2006

NISSAN Titan 2008

FLAWLESS. WON’T LAST! Stock# 12250A 203 623-0494 ASK FOR JOHNNY

Crew Cab. 4x4. All the Extras Stock# P3934 203 623-0494 ASK FOR JOHNNY

Stock# BH742A

$23,900

(203) 235-1686

LOST Or Found. The RecordJournal will run your lost or found ad FREE in our Marketplace Section! Call 203238-1953 for details.

DON’T know what to give? How about a gift certificate for Christmas With Horses at Rap A Pony Farm. Mon-Thurs, Dec 26Dec 29, 9am-12pm. $150 for 4 days. Call Rita 203-265-3596

E L L IP T I CA L M AC HI NE 2 0 11 SOLE E35. $1100. 860-349-2228

Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves.

Appliance Repairs

Will Deliver

203-284-8986

NISSAN Altima 2005 “Price Leader” IMMACULATE Stock# 12250A 203 623-0494 ASK FOR JOHNNY

AFFORDABLE

BEDROOM SET 7 piece white Dixie cottage style youth set in excellent condition-$350. 203 265-7474 LA-Z-BOY Swivel Rocker Recliner Yellow leather. Mint condition. $200. (860) 628-8109

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

36” White Storm Door with screen insert. Used 1 week. $65. Also, Beyers Choice Adults, Children & Accessories. $25 each. (203) 265-3192 5.8 Ghz Cordless Digital Answering System $15 3 handsets 203-909-0445 COLEMAN 8D Fluorescent Camping Light. $10. (203) 317-1378 LEATHER couch and chair. Black, $100. Can deliver. (860) 349-8974 LOG SPLITTER Good Shape. Haven’t used in two years. New engine. Gas powered. $350. MURAY LAWN TRACTOR 12HP. Rear deck & bagger. $350. Needs brake repair. TORO LAWN TRACTOR 10HP, Deck, cuts fine. No hood. $200. (203) 269-3837 PLAYPEN Smaller - 2’ X 3’ With pad. White. $20. (860) 349-8974

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

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES CASH FOR MILITARY ITEMS German & Japanese war souvenirs. Civil war items. Anything military. Top Prices Paid. Walt Shamock 203-237-6575

WANTED TO BUY 1, 2 OR 3 ITEMS OR AN ESTATE

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

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

203-238-3499 2ND GENERATION Buys Estates, Old Jewelry, Lamp Parts, Old Frames, Trains, Figurines, Pottery, Napier. Any old items. 203-639-1002 ALWAYS BUYING CASH PAID Vintage Electronics, Amps, Musical Instruments, Guitars, Radios, Ham Equipment, CB, HiFi, Audio Equipment. 860-707-9350


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

APARTMENTS FOR RENT CHESHIRE 1 BR, 2nd Fl. Heat & hot water incl. Off street parking. Hdwd fls. $795 per month + 1 mo sec. No smoking or pets. 203-988-2145 or 203-272-3009

Flanders West Apts Southington

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

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN-1BR, 2nd flr w/kit/LR combo, wall to wall carpet/ linoleum. Off st. parking. Exc cond/loc. $600 + utils. 1st, last & 1 mo. sec. No Pets. 860-663-1229 MERIDEN-4BR 2 floor unit. Nice, big apartment. Available December 1. $1,250 per month. Call 203-440-1003 MERIDEN-Centrally located prvt & clean. 3Rms. $675/ mo Lease & sec dep req. No pets. 203-238-9772

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

WW II Military Items

203-238-3308 MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS

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

Professional Violin Lessons & String Instruments

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

Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome

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

HOUSES FOR RENT

L & E PROPERTY Mgmt Offers Meriden- Big beautiful 4BR house w/large yard. 2 baths. Recently renovated. 89 Amity St. $1575 + utils. Avail. 9/1. (203) 240-4688 MERIDEN COLONIAL 3BR, 1 bath. refrigerator, stove. WD hookup. Off street parking. 1st mo & sec dep. $1250 + utils. No pets. (203) 238-9379

CONDOMINIUMS FOR RENT

MERIDEN. Remodeled, quiet end unit, 2 BR Townhouse, 1 1/2 baths, deck, hookups, spacious closets. No pets/smoking. Good credit, lease, sec. $990 + utils. (203) 269-9755

WLFD. 2BR OVERSIZED Townhouse, appl’d kit., 3000SF, lots of storage & closet space, laundry room. NO PETS. $1195. Call J.J. Bennett, 203-265-7101.

ROOMMATES MERIDEN Male seeks same to share 3 BR home. $400/mo Utilities included. (203) 440-4036

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

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

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden 4BR, 2 bath apt Newly Renovated! Avail. Immed. $1225/mo Call 203-240-4688 MER Large 1BR, Large kitchen. hardwood flrs, appliances, AC, coin op laundry. Many updates. Heat & HW incl. No pets. $850/mo + sec. (203) 626-2320 MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. East Side, 1st floor 1bdrm $845/mo+sec. 2BR, 2rd fl, $950/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm 203630-3823 or Meridenrooms.com MERIDEN -1-2 BR Hubbard Park Central Air/Heat. 775 West Main Street. From $845/mo. + utils. No pets. Call Chino 203-4403483 or Steve 203-537-4072 MERIDEN -WALLINGFORD LINE Large, 1 & 2 BR Luxury Condo. Laundry. No pets. $650 & $875 + utilities Call 203-245-9493 MERIDEN 1 BR, spacious & remod, all appls & hot water incl. East side. Deck. Secure building. on site parking. $685. 203-269-0763

MERIDEN 1BR & 2 BR Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, sec & refs. No pets. 203- 239-7657 or 203-314-7300 MERIDEN 1BR. 53 Washington St. 2nd Fl. Carpeted floors. Bright apt. Large closets. Coin op laundry. $625/month + $1250 sec. Call 203-494-2147 MERIDEN 1st FL 2 BR Newly renovated. Front porch, laundry rm. 216 Hobart St. $750/mo, Section 8 approved. Sec. + Credit check 203 537-1772 Lisa MERIDEN 2 BR, 1st floor. $800 per month. Available November 15. 203-401-1396 Ask for Janet or call 917- 892-6293 or MERIDEN 3 Bedroom. Spacious. Recently remodeled! No pets /smoking. Section 8 approved. $900 mo + deposit 203-237-5399 MERIDEN 3 BR Large Apt. Laundry area. 1st Floor. $1200/mo plus security. 860-966-7977 MERIDEN Franklin Street 3BR, newly remodeled. 2nd Fl. W/D hookup, off street parking. $980 per mo. 1 1/2 mo. Sec Dep. Credit check. No pets. Section 8 Approved. 203-671-3112 MERIDEN GORGEOUS 3BR /2nd Fl. Completely remodeled. New appliances. Off st parking. Separate utils. $950. Owner / Agent 203-996-1719 MERIDEN Unique 2 BR, 3rd Fl. Randolph Ave. Off st parking. $595 per month. 2 mos security plus application fee required. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN2 bdrm apt $625/mo. + utils. on bus line downtown. Also STUDIO APT. $600/mo. incls all util’s. No pets. Call 203-982-3042. MERIDEN- West side, 2 bdrm, 2nd floor includes heat, HW & elec. Oak flooring, VERY CLEAN $950/mo+sec 12pm-8pm 203630-3823 or Meridenrooms.com

GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT

Wallingford/Durham MERIDEN-Cottage St, $825, 1st flr, 2 BR w/Victorian charm, w/d avail. Sec & ref. Call Andrea at Maier Prop Management, 203-235-1000. MERIDEN. 1 & 2 BR apts avail. Sec & refs required. Call Ray Valenti for details (203) 2381977 Re/Max Professionals MERIDEN. 1 BR, 1st flr, refrig, stove, washer/dryer hookups. $725 plus security. Avail Dec 1. 203-284-5843 MERIDEN. 2 1/2-3 BR apt, nice clean, quiet, off st parking. No pets. Sec & ref. 4 BR also avail. (203) 631-6236 MOVE IN SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $695/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric included. Private balcony. 1 month free rent. Ask for details. Call for info 203-639-4868 SOUTHINGTON 2BR 136 Center St. Downtown. 2nd flr. $975 per mo includes Heat, hot water & garbage. No pets. 860-919-1908 Ask for Mike.

10’ x 20’ & 20’ X 45’ With electricity & heat Available Now. 203-751-1977

HOUSES FOR SALE

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES SMALL LIMO COMPANY FOR SALE For more information Call 203-623-1278

HELP WANTED APARTMENT MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN Maintenance Technician position for apartment community in Hamden area. Must live on site. Duties include: apartment turnover, fulfilling work orders, general property maintenance and 24-hour on-call rotation. Experience in plumbing, electrical, carpentry and HVAC. Competitive pay and benefits. A thorough background check and drug screening is required for employment. Qualified Candidate Please Fax Resume to 203-407-0390 or e-mail to: joanna@tagcos.com BOOKKEEPER – A/P, A/R, bank rec, month-end, tax reporting. Resume w/ salary to Tuxis Ohr’s, Attn: Helen, 80 Britannia St, Meriden, CT 06450.

BUS DRIVERS Now Hiring/Training No Experience Necessary

FREE Training Average 20-35 Hrs Per Week Benefits Available

MERIDEN. $170,000 Meticulously maintained ranch in quiet neighborhood. 2BR 1 BA Hardwood Flrs throughout. Lg multi level deck w/ hot Tub overlooking pool. Call Lenny Chapelle 203-265-5618

*Van, Bus, Charter work avail *Bring your Child to work *Year Round work avail *Retirees Welcomed!

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WALLINGFORD. $189,900 This charming house sits on a dead end st. Includes 4BRs, 2Bas, eat in kit, screened in porch walk out basmt. Yard is fenced in. Great starter home! Call Toni Falcone 203-265-5618

COMPUTER OPERATOR AND TAX SEASON RECEPTIONIST PT Year Round Mon-Thurs 2-5pm. Fri 10-3. FT Tax Season Mon-Thurs 10-5, Fri 10-3. Job opening in busy Farmington Office. Duties include Data Entry and Output, Letters, Reports, Answering Phones, Appointment Setting and Other Tasks. Applicant must be organized, detail-oriented, dependable, self-motivated, team player and able to multi-task. Must be literate in both Windows and Microsoft Word and be willing to learn a new advanced computer application. Please send resume to computeroperatorjob1@ gmail.com

Is your merchandise "blending in?" MERIDEN. $399,900 Historic Meriden home features old world charm with all the modern conveniences 10 rms, 5 brs 2 car garage, 3 full baths, beautifully landscaped private yard. Call Fred Gettner for details 203-265-5618

CDL DRIVERS & LOADER OPERATORS wanted for commercial snow plowing company. Must have exp. and be local to the Meriden area. Call 203-238-9846. COOK - Short Rrder. Experienced, Breakfast & Lunch. PT. Flexible Days. (203) 294-0231

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

Record-Journal Circulation Office 11 Crown St. Meriden, CT 06450

Customer Service/ Management

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

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SOUTHINGTON Large 1 Bedroom with extra room. Great location WD hookup, Off St parking, $775/mo $1550 sec dep. 860-681-5233 SOUTHINGTON- Efficiency, 1st flr, $550/mo. + 1 1/2 mo sec Avail 12/1. Off-st-parking 1 car. Near walking trail. 860-628-9999 WALLINGFORD - 1 & 2 bedrms, nice area, Stove & Refrig.,off st parking. Modern. Plus 1 month sec. No pets. Avail 12/1. 203284-2077 or 203-654-6190 WALLINGFORD - 2 bedroom, 2nd floor, stove, refrigerator, w/d hook-ups, parking. New energy efficient windows & carpet $885 +sec 203-430-4373 WALLINGFORD 1st fl, 2BR. 2 glass porches, appls, hkups. Off st. parking. Dead end st. No pets. Very clean! $925. Garage extra. Owner/Agent 203-269-7348 WALLINGFORD 2 BR apts, 1st & 2nd Floor. Appliances included. W/D hookups. Off st. parking. No pets. Must have good credit. $875 each. Call (860) 620-9658 WALLINGFORD Cute 2 BR Townhouse. Full bsmnt. WD hookup. Pvt entrance. Off st parking. $850/mo 2 mos sec + application fee. No pets. 203-284-0597 WALLINGFORD Large 2BR, 3rd Floor. North Whittlesey Ave. No pets. $800/Month. Call 203-317-0186 WALLINGFORD-1BR apt starting at $750 including heat & HW. No pets. JJ Bennett 203265-7101 WALLINGFORD. Silver Pond Apt Community for seniors 62+. 1 BR $775. FREE heat, hot water & electric. 203-265-2147.

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Do you have OCD? Have thoughts that you wish you could stop? Feel compelled to do things? Please call about our studies. Earn up to $400. Yale OCD Research Clinic: 203-974-7523 (HIC 614, 2100, 3626) DRIVER With Class A Hazmat, TWIC Card, Medical and Experience. Apply at Tuxis-Ohrs, 80 Britannia St, Meriden. LANDSCAPE Company looking for people to do fall clean up, 2 temp positions avail. Driver’s lic req. (860) 628-5191

LEGAL SECRETARY Part Time for small law firm to provide general litigation support. Real Estate experience required. Good computer and office skills necessary. Fax resume to 860-621-4433 or email ljm@mo-lawfirm.com. PARTS DEPARTMENT Cheshire based truck and trailer outfit seeking full time parts position available to join the team. Responsibilities include interacting with clients, by phone or in person and other office functions that maintain a steady interaction with incoming customer flow. Casual dress for a friendly environoment. High school diploma or GED preferred. Ideal candidate will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, customer focus, self-motivated and working knowledge of Microsoft Word. We offer excellent benefits and a team focused work environment. Compensation to be negotiated. Punctuality is a must. Hrs 8- 5 M-F. 8 -12 Saturday. Atlantic Star Trailers 405 Industrial Ave, Cheshire (203) 250-8000

HELP WANTED MAINT Assist - FT M-F. Benefits avail. Also, Laundry Aide. Apply in person @ Apple Rehab Coccomo 33 Cone Ave., Meriden Mon-Fri 8-4. EOE. OIL BURNER TECHNICIAN Around the Clock Heating & Cooling, Inc. in North Haven, is seeking a licensed residential oil burner technician. MUST HAVE CT B-2 license with minimum 3 years experience. Air conditioning experience a plus but not required. Competitive salary, company vehicle, 401K, medical benefits, paid vacation & holidays. Call Lauren 203-239-2226 to schedule a confidential interview. PREP COOK AND SERVERS NEEDED - Must have experience. Apply in person: Laskara Restaurant. 295 Parker Farms Rd., Wallingford SHEETMETAL MECHANICCommercial roofing, ornamental/architectural. MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE and ability to climb. Top Pay/Benefits, New England Masonry, Naugatuck 203-729-2266 AA/EOE

Staffing Recruiter Needed Candidates must have experience recruiting. They must be able to work in a fast paced environment and work well under pressure. Good written and oral communication skills are required. The candidate must be a self starter with strong initiative, who has a strong work ethic, is positive and enthusiastic. Job responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: ●Searching out candidates for specific job openings ●Reviewing resumes and conducting interviews ●Supervising employees ● Positive team member who looks to solve problems and ensure that tasks are completed on a daily basis in a timely manner ●Bilingual is a plus Contact Patty Daponte 500 South Broad Street Meriden, CT patty@speedstaffingllc.com WAITSTAFF FT. Must be 18. Non-smoking. Apply 11:30am-2:00 pm. RUSTIC OAK 165 Washington Ave. North Haven WALLINGFORD Distributor looking for PT Warehouse worker M-TH 2:00-8:00. Ability to fill in as a delivery driver helpful. Send resumes to m_edelstein@winebow.co. WAREHOUSE– Wallingford company needs EXPERIENCED material handler. Forklift exp and basic math & computer skills required; stock room organization exp pref. $11-12. Call AR Mazzotta 203-949-4242.

YOUR TOWN NEEDS YOU! Appointments to Wallingford Pension Commission Qualifications: Interested applicants must have experience and training in finances and investments, i.e. experience managing investments in a business or institutional setting. Duty is to serve on the Town’s Pension Commission and oversee pension investments. Regular meetings are 4 times a year. Applicant must be a resident elector of the Town of Wallingford. Position carries no compensation or benefits. Interested applicants should contact the Mayor’s Office, 45 South Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492. (203) 294-2070


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*Our Surcharges (incl. Fed. Univ. Svc. of 15.3% of interstate & int’l telecom charges (varies quarterly), 16¢ Regulatory & 83¢ Administrative/line/mo., & others by area) are not taxes (details: 1-888-684-1888); government taxes & our surcharges could add 6% - 40% to your bill. Activation fee per line: $35. IMPORTANT CONSUMER INFORMATION: Subject to Customer Agmt, Calling Plan, rebate form & credit approval. Up to $175 early termination fee ($350 for advanced devices) & add’l charges apply to device capabilities. Offices & Coverage, varying by svc, not available everywhere; see vzw.com. While supplies last. Limited time offer. Rebate debit card takes up to 6 wks. & expires in 12 months. DROID is a trademark of Lucasfilm Ltd. and its related companies. Used under license. 4G LTE is available in 165 cities & 110 airports in the US (see v2w.com); LTE is a trademark of ETSI. © Copyright 2011 Verizon Wireless.


11-25-2011 Southington Citizen