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Cit itii zen Oh what a Knight! Volume 6, Number 48

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Friday, November 27, 2009

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Inside Calendar .........................24 Faith ................................14 Health..............................22 Marketplace ....................48 Obituaries........................15 Opinion............................16 Real Estate .....................47 Seniors............................20 Sports..............................41

Southington Blue Knights senior captain Lexie Broytman hoists the state championship trophy after the girls volleyball team defeated Fairfield Ludlowe in the Class LL final, their first ever title in the sport and only their second finals appearance. At top, the team on the floor celebrated following the championship point.

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from them. I happened to be in the plaza where they are located one day so I figured, why not ask. Both Kelly and Kevin were 100 percent for the idea from the get-go,” explained Tedeschi. Rachel’s Cookies & Treats currently operates out of Grab A Chef, but Tedeschi hopes for her business to have its own home someday. “The Gravels have given me a wonderful opportunity to get my business up and running, and for that I am grateful. Nonetheless, there is no place like home and I would love for Rachel’s Cookies & Treats to have a home of its own someday in the future.” Rachel’s Cookies & Treats offers a variety of classic cookies, biscotti and Italianstyle cookies, candied nuts, brittle, granola and more.


As the holiday season approaches, Rachel Tedeschi, owner of Rachel’s Cookies & Treats, is gearing up for what she anticipates will be an extremely busy few weeks. Tedeschi launched the company in July, after toying with the idea for several years. “Starting a cookie company has been something I have been considering for some time now, but felt the timing wasn’t right until now. I have three children and when they were younger I felt they needed my undivided attention. They definitely still need my attention, but with all three of them in school, I feel that I can concentrate on both a business and my family now,” explained Tedeschi. While there is certainly a history of baking in Tedeschi’s family starting with her great-grandfather, it was a batch of biscotti that spurred the beginning of Rachel’s Cookies & Treats. “I made my brother a bunch of cranberry pistachio biscotti for his birthday. It was a new recipe that he hadn’t tried before. A few days later he sent me an email saying that they were unbelievable,S the best biscotti he had ever tried. He continued to say if I did

nothing but sell those biscotti I would be a huge success. With comments like that, it’s hard to find a reason not to give it a try,” said Tedeschi. Rachel’s Cookies & Treats is a “baked fresh to order” bakery which prides itself on its high-quality ingredients. “All of my cookies and treats are all-natural with no preservatives, additives, artificial colors or flavors. Being a mom and a wife, I always strive to feed my family ‘all-natural.’ I see my business as an extension of my family. I would not offer anything to the general public that I would not feed my own family,” Tedeschi said. Tedeschi cites her family’s involvement in the business as a driving force behind its success. “My family is great. My daughter helps me with the packaging of the cookies. My husband is wonderful and will help with whatever needs to be done. And my boys, well, they are my taste testers!” Similarly, Tedeschi is grateful to Kelly and Kevin Gravel, the owners of Grab A Chef in Southington, for their unwavering support. “I have known the Gravels for a while as our kids go to the same school together. I had been thinking about approaching them to see if they might be interested in allowing me to ‘rent’ oven time

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Sisters tap to victory in U.S., next stop: Germany By Jacquelyn Ford-Cooperman Special to The Citizen

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Logan and Sydney West will compete in Germany.

Logan and Sydney West will have the opportunity to compete in Germany at the World Tap Dance Championship Nov. 28 to Dec. 6. The West sisters are two of three Connecticut dancers joining dancers from Massachusetts and Wyoming to represent the United States in the competition. Logan, 15, and Sydney, 12, will travel to Germany seeking to experience new styles of dance and broaden their





views of dance. The World Tap Dance Championship brings with it mixed feelings. The sisters said they feel nervous but mostly excited leading up to Germany. The West sisters had to audition and have high enough scores in order to qualify. The work doesn’t end there. “The trip is costly so we’ve been doing a lot of fundraising,” said Patricia West, Logan and Sydney’s mother and owner of their dance studio, Elite Dance. They held a pasta dinner in Watertown on Nov. 13 and on Nov. 15 Cash for Gold in Cromwell gave 10 percent toward the girls’ trip. They had businesses donate gifts to give as prizes for these events. The West sisters are no strangers to competitions. Sydney, who specializes in tap and hip-hop, has been dancing for 10 years. Logan has been dancing for 12 years and dances in a variety of

styles including ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern and tap. “I used to stand up and dance during commercials when I was a kid, so my mom signed me up for dance,” Logan said. The rest is history. They have been competing for about seven years. Most recently, the West sisters went to nationals this year and are national champions. At nationals, Sydney performed “Shoes,” which earned her the highest score in the entire competition. Logan performed a tap duo to “Breathe” and was awarded the Global Entertainers Award. They also had the chance to dance at the Apollo Theatre in New York City in September where Logan and Sydney performed their award winning routines. “It’s not stressful at all,” Logan said. “It would be if we didn’t love what we do.” Their love for dance clearly shows with an average schedule of school until 4:15

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Police Blotter Nov. 9: Paige Blancato, 18, 112 Meriden Ave., possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, 5:50 p.m. Seth R. Zajac, 19, 814 Old Turnpike Road, possession of drug paraphernalia, 6:33 p.m. Nov. 10: Antonio D. Vernovai, 27, 73 Berlin Ave., operating under suspension, 3:46 p.m. Scott L. Brown, 44, 140 Berlin Ave., disorderly conduct, 4:52 p.m. Ryan Aldieri, 26, 140 Berlin Ave., disorderly conduct, thirddegree assault, 6 p.m. Nov. 12 Kevin E. Ouellette, 39, 34 N. Riverside Ave., Terryville, second-degree failure to appear, 7:20 a.m. Nathaniel W. Calloway, 19, 363 Main St., operating under suspension, 2:33 p.m. Nov. 13: Trevor M. Foster, 30, 65 Sherbrook St., Bristol, operat-

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High school information sessions Parents/guardians of Southington eighth-graders, in public or private schools, can attend the presentation, “Basics 101 – An Evening for Middle School Families to Learn About High School,” Monday, Nov. 30, from 7 to 8 p.m., at the John F. Kennedy Middle School auditorium, 1071 S. Main St., Plantsville. The Southington High School “Course Fair/Welcome to High School” will be held Monday, Dec. 7, for present and future Southington

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Richard Colter, 51, of Plainville, died Nov. 9, 2009, after a six-year battle with cancer. He was born April 5, 1958, in Southington, and was the beloved husband of Patricia (Belanger) Colter. He worked at Aetna Life and Casualty for 15 years and worked most recently at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain Campus. He is survived by his mother, Dolores Colter, of Plainville; his daughter, Nicole Colter-Polchies and her husband, David, of Watertown; his son, Brian Colter, of Bristol; his sister, Jacqueline Posadas and her husband, James, of Plainville; his brother, Randall Colter, of Southington; his grandchildren, Caedon Polchies, Makenna Polchies, Mika, Caylei and Seth; several nieces and nephews; and his lifelong friends, Michael Sundberg, of Plainville, and Thomas Sawicki, of Farmington. He was predeceased by his father, John Colter, and brother, Michael Colter. A celebration of his life was held Nov. 13, 2009, at Bailey Funeral Home, Plainville. Burial was in West Cemetery, Plainville. Memorial donations can be made to The Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain Campus, P.O. Box 100, New Britain, CT 06050.

Dominick Campisi, 90, of Southington, passed away Nov. 16, 2009 at The Hospital of Central Connecticut at the New Britain Campus. He was the husband of the late Palma (Alaimo) Campisi. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Sept. 5, 1919, he was the son of the late Mario and Giuseppina (Calvacanti) Campisi. He participated in the Civilian Conservation Corps program during the Depression era. He had been a cabinetmaker for many years in New York. He is survived by his daughter and son, Donna Gilewski and her husband, Stephen, of Southington, and Martin Campisi and his wife, Abbe, of Arizona; three grandchildren, Stephen and Gregory Gilewski, and Diana Brandt and her husband, Tim; along with a greatgrandson, Wyatt Brandt. Services were held Nov. 21, 2009 in the chapel at Holy Rood Cemetery in Westbury, Long Island, N.Y. Interment followed. The DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, is assisting with the arrangements. Donations may be made in his memory to Home Dialysis Unit, The Hospital of Central Connecticut, New

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What do you get when you put tickets to “The Lion King,” Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots in a room with a Janowski year’s worth of wine, a backyard smoker and a Hearts of Fire diamond necklace? $60,000 — give or take — to help kids go to camp and enjoy other activities at the Southington-Cheshire YMCA. “In this economy, we were thrilled at the outpouring of support and the generosity of folks,” said YMCA Executive Director John Myers. “Just phenomenal. Best of all, all funds get funneled right back into the community to help out local kids and families. We also really like the feel of the event as the Southington fall event to be at. A nice

hometown reunion before the holidays hit.” The YMCA’s annual fundraiser, Forever in Blue Jeans, was certainly the place to be this year. Hundreds of people attended. In the night’s revelry, many attendees got carried away bidding. However, these well-meaning bids are the opposite of greedy. In fact, I think some people might have paid a bit more than sticker price, just because the proceeds went to such a good cause. It’s something to be thankful for to live in a town that has a combination of resources and generosity that won’t let our neighbors fail or children sit idle. Let’s remember these good fortunes, whether we have enough to help or enough help to get by, as we celebrate this holiday season. — Zachary Janowski

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Concern for others will help kids succeed By Kelly Berkmoes Special to The Citizen This month’s featured asset is equality and social justice. Students who put a high value on promoting equality, reducing hunger and minimizing poverty are better equipped to succeed. According to the Search Institute’s statistics, 52 percent of students surveyed across the United States have this developmental asset. The survey asked three

questions to determine if students have this asset: Do you feel that it is important to help make the world a better place to live by reducing hunger and poverty? Do you give time or money to make life better for other people? Do you feel that it is important to speak up for equality and believe that everyone should have the same rights and opportunities? With the holiday season upon us, it is important to

reach out as a community to individuals and families that need our help the most. A few ways to help include participate in a food drive; bring clean, outgrown clothes to Southington Community Services; or give your extra change to the Salvation Army bell ringers at local stores. Money raised here, stays here. Here are some tips to building the equality and social justice asset in the lives of children and students you know.

Teach the importance of donating to charities or nonprofits. Whether the support is through financial contributions or by volunteering their own personal time, helping others will teach young people a sense of goodwill, generosity, compassion and humanity. Talk about people who worked for social justice, past or present, with young people. Discuss their impact on the community or the world to show how one person can

make a huge difference for others. Explore ways young people can contribute to social justice. Make a list of places they can donate their time and talent. Help young people set goals to be involved. For more information about assets and how to build them, visit For more information about the STEPS coalition, contact Kelly Berkmoes at berkmoesk@southington.or g or visit www.southington-

Letters to the Editor Honored to serve To the editor: As a newcomer to the political scene, I was honored to win a seat on the board of finance. I humbly and sincerely thank Southington’s citizens for their vote of confidence in me and in “Team Republican.” I look forward to serving on the board of finance. The board of finance will continue to face many challenges this term as our citizens face the uncertainty in our economy, while Connecticut attempts to manage a mounting deficit and our town experiences the fallout from both. In Southington we have a $118 million budget, with $90 million coming from Southington taxes and $24 million from state and federal grants. We must be mindful that our governments, federal, state and local, are not “made of money” and increases in taxes must be a last resort especially during these difficult times. However, I remain confident that with creative thinking, collaboration and some sacrifices, we can weather the economic storm and emerge a more efficient and effective Southington. As the highest vote getter in the entire Southington municipal election, I feel the voters sent their message and a mandate for change

through me. I feel that I now have an additional responsibility of maintaining a relationship between the party and the citizens. This is a responsibility I will not take lightly. I want to personally ensure the citizens of Southington that I have met with the leaders of the Republican Town Committee (known as RTC or “Team Republican”) and they are overjoyed with the team’s win and fully committed to delivering on their campaign promise of “Leadership Southington Can Trust.” Remember, we are a government of the people, by the people and for the people. We must ensure the citizens remain the focus of government. In the months to come you will see “Team Republican” promoting its vision, while collaborating with citizens to ensure the correct strategy is being executed. I look forward to your thoughts. I encourage you to not only contact your elected officials, but also offer your comments during the public forums at our town meetings. I can be reached at or at (860) 621-5960. John Leary Southington

Kudos to the trail To the editor: I am writing in response to the recent article in The Southington Citizen concerning the proposal to bring various forms of public transit to Southington, along with the extension of the linear park trail in town. As I read this article, a great pleasure stirred in my heart, for I was glad to know that not one, but two dreams of mine could possibly be brought to reality; the first being the ability to travel to other towns and cities on my own, and the second being the ability to ride my bicycle as far as Milldale with barely any automobile traffic along the way. I believe that I am not the only resident of this town who is enthusiasitc about this idea, for I can recall the many people who I have seen use the trail, and know handfuls of people who are either unable to drive due to a disability or the lack of an automobile. I think that these two projects would do some great things for the Town of Southington and its people. I would like to wish all of the people involved in these endeavors the best of luck along with the knowledge of my support. Donna Brouillard Southington

A club tradition To the editor: The members of the Southington Kiwanis Club wish to thank all those who attended our recent concert presentation, the U.S. Navy Band “Commodores” Jazz Ensemble, in the Southington High School auditorium. We feel it was a great success due to the performances of the outstanding, talented and skillful musicians and your spirited, enthusiastic response and participation. We wish to thank all contributors to its success: The Record-Journal and The Southington Citizen for their help with the advertising and feature articles; the Southington High School Key Club and the visual aids department for printing the programs, tickets and poster legends and all the personal hours of its director, Beth Hosmer; the music department and the personal help backstage of its director, Jeff Shaw. We would like to thank Town Clerk Leslie Cotton for the TV advertising and event listing and the ticket distribution points including the Southington Public Library, the parks and recreation department, the Calendar House and The Southington Citizen. Our gratitude is extended to the Manor Inn Restaurant

of Milldale for its part in supplying food for the band and the public social we held after the concert in the lobby that was enjoyed by more than 300 people. Last but not least, we would like to thank all the individuals and businesses that displayed our advertising posters. The mission of the Kiwanis is not only to be a charitable organization, but also to contribute to the quality of life in our community. We feel we are doing that by presenting these fine, high-quality musical events. We intend to continue sponsoring more concerts every other year or so at no cost to you, our citizens. Thank you again and we hope to see you at the next one. Your attendance will make it as successful as this year’s concert. Philip Lacourciere Edward Szydlowski Southington Lacourciere and Szydlowski are co-chairmen of the Southington Kiwanis Club.

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Library News Giving Tree project begins

The Giving Tree project at the Southington Library, 255 Main St., will run from Monday, Nov. 30 through the month of December. Patrons can bring health and personal hygiene products, laundry supplies, paper

products, nonperishable food items, hats, gloves, scarves and socks to the lending desk in exchange for the removal of overdue fines. Charges for lost or damaged items are not included in this program. All items will be given to Southington Community Services. For more information, call the library at (860) 628-0947.

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hunters can view samples of successful resumes and use templates to help create a resume and also send a resume to a JobNow expert to receive in-depth analysis and suggestions within 24 hours. Visit and click on the JobNow box. For more information, call the library’s reference department at (860) 628-0947, ext. 5.

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Obituary Michael Drogosek Jr. Michael Drogosek Jr., 79, of Southington, passed away Nov. 19, 2009 at the McLean Home in Simsbury. He was husband of Claire (Ertel) Drogosek and had been married for 55 years. He was born Oct. 17, 1930 in Plantsville, son of the late Michael and Anna (Lach) Drogosek Sr. He retired from New Departure after 23 years and was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church. Besides his wife, he is survived by four children, Christine Ciaffari and her husband, Paul, of Avon, Karen Cunningham and her husband, Jamie, of Simsbury, Diana Thigpen and her husband, Peter, of Bristol, and Mark Drogosek and his wife, Ruthann, of Southington; a brother, Joseph Drogosek, of Southington; and two sisters, Elizabeth Coppola, of

Plantsville, and Anna Roberts, of Harwinton. He also leaves 11 grandchildren, Michael, Matthew, Lauren and Daniel Ciaffari, Melissa and Deanna Cunningham, Kelly, Emily and Peter Thigpen, and Tracy and Jeffrey Drogosek. He was predeceased by two brothers, John and Andrew Drogosek. The family would like to thank the staff at the

McLean Home in Simsbury and a special thanks to Judy Pedneault for all the care and support given to him and his family while he was there. The funeral was held Nov. 24, 2009, from DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, to Immaculate Conception Church. Burial was with military honors in Immaculate Conception Cemetery.

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Matthew H. Pritchard, 18, 6 Burwell Ave., third-degree robbery, third-degree assault, interfering with an officer, disorderly conduct, sixth-degree larceny, 6:30 p.m. Irene E. Janelle, 39, 19 Taunton St., operating under

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Military News Local completes basic training Air Force A i r m a n Matthew J. Gargano g raduated from basic military training at L a c k l a n d Gargano Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Gargano is a 2008 graduate of Southington High School and is the son of Jeffrey and Linda Gargano, of Southington.

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Mirandos celebrate 50 years Joseph and Florence Mirando, of Plantsville, celebrated their 50th anniversary at a party given by their children and families at the Polish Falcon hall. They were married on Aug. 8, 1959 at Immaculate Conception Church, Summer Street. He retired from Spartan Tool, formerly of Meriden. She is a retired Southington school teacher. Their children and spouses are: Joe and Lisa Mirando, of Plainville; Greg and Yvette Mirando, of Southington; Joanne and Roger Duhaime, of Bristol; and Chris and Roxanne Mirando, Patricia and Scot Siarkowski, Rick and Lisa Mirando, and Ann and Scott Pulvermacher, all of Plantsville. The couple also has 17 grandchildren.

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Class reunion — St. Thomas Aquinas Class of 1984 has scheduled the 25th reunion for Friday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m., at the Hawthorne Inn lounge, 2124 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin. To register, contact Kimberly Jensen at or (860) 908-5353.



SHS reunions — Southington High School’s Class of 1999 10-year reunion will be held Saturday, Nov. 28, from 6:30 p.m. to midnight, at the Aqua Turf. Tickets include dinner, DJ and open bar. For more information, e-mail Emily Salerno at Southington High School Class of 1984 has scheduled the 25th reunion, Saturday, Nov. 28, from 6:30 p.m. to midnight, at the Aqua Turf. Cost includes appetizers, dinner, open bar and dessert. There will be raffles and dancing. For tickets, contact Gina Ferracci Pellegrino at (203) 631-8776 or Southington High School Class of 1974 has scheduled a pizza and beer blowout to celebrate the 35th class reunion, Saturday, Nov. 28, from 7 to 10 p.m., at Machiavelli’s Italian Restaurant, 75 Center St., Southington. There is a charge for this event. For more information, contact or Historical Society open house — The Southington Historical Society and Museum, 239 Main St, has scheduled the second “After The Feast Open House and Gift Sale” Saturday, Nov. 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The museum will also be open to the public to view 8,000 artifacts from Southington

and a new puppet exhibit will be on display through the end of November, showcasing the handiwork of local puppeteer, Michael Michanczyk. Items will be for sale in the historical society store, including plaques to be displayed outside or inside the home. Gift memberships to the Southington Historical Society will be on sale also. For more information, call (860) 621-4811.



Santa’s workshop — The Southington Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled a Santa’s workshop for children in kindergarten through third grade, Sunday, Nov. 29, from 2 to 4 p.m., at Recreation Park, Maxwell Noble Drive, Southington. In the event of inclement weather, it will be held at South End School. Santa will arrive at 2 p.m., meet with children and distribute gift bags. The American Legion Auxiliary will provide refreshments, Valentine the Clown will entertain and horse drawn trolley rides will be available. All children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call (860) 276-6219.

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Painting critique — The Southington Arts and Crafts Association has scheduled a painting critique, Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m., at The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. Tom Mayer will provide suggestions on subject, color, composition and mood for beginner and intermediate painters. Bring a work in progress or a finished painting for suggestions and ideas for improvement. Paintings may be representational or ab-

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stract. There is a charge for non-SACA members. Registration is required by calling (860) 628-9104.

sues. There is no charge to attend. For more information, contact the church office at (860) 628-6958.




Mothers of Multiples — The Greater Bristol Mothers of Multiples, a support group for moms with twins, triplets or higher order multiples or those who are expecting multiples, meets on the first Wednesday of the month. The next meeting is Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m., at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 851 Stafford Ave., Bristol. For more information, contact the membership coordinator, Tracey Gabree, at (860) 6289199, or visit the Web site Newcomers and Neighbors Club — The Newcomers and Neighbors Club of Southington is a women’s social club open to both new and lifelong residents of Southington. Monthly events include Ladies Night Out, Moms and Tots Playgroup, Couples Social and Book Club. The next meeting is Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m., at the Polish Falcons, 33 Knowles Ave., Plantsville. The guest speaker will be Jan Mann, author of “Cruising Connecticut with a Picnic Basket,” and there will also be a silent auction. Contact Kathleen at (720) 281-5420, or for more information.



Networking Group — Job Seekers, a Southington unemployment/under employed group, meets every Thursday, at 10 a.m., at the First Congregational Church of Southington, 37 Main St. The group is open to any residents in Southington and the surrounding towns and meets for approximately two hours to network and discuss various job seeking is-


Hospitality night — The Merchants of Downtown Southington have scheduled the 27th annual Hospitality Night, Friday, Dec. 4, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., in downtown Southington. All activities are free to the public, including horsedrawn trolley rides, Santa visit at Bank of America, letter writing to Santa at The Auracle, open house at Barnes Museum and open houses with refreshments at local businesses. There will be a merchant walk contest with chances to win prizes, a bake sale and auction at First Congregational Church, a Girl Scout carol sing and karaoke at The Groggy Frog. The lighting of the Town Green is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. For more information, call (860) 621-3153.



Chorale concert — Chorale Connecticut will present the winter concert “In Joyous Spirit” Saturday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church, 159 E. Main St., Meriden. For more information, visit or call (860) 621-1653. Tea and craft sale — Grace United Methodist Church, 121 Pleasant St., Southington, has scheduled the annual Christmas Tea and Craft Sale, Saturday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a tea luncheon, crafts, gift items, holiday cookies, homemade fudge and gift baskets. Admission is free with a small charge for the luncheon. For more information, call (860) 628-6996. Children’s Christmas breakfast — The America

Reads Committee of Briarwood College, 2279 Mt. Vernon Road, Southington, has scheduled a children’s Christmas breakfast, Saturday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to noon. Children ages 4 to 10 can attend with a parent or chaperone. Activities include letter writing to Santa, arts and crafts and a story. To register, contact Tina DeHippolytis at (860) 6284751, ext. 40969, by Friday, Dec. 4. Holiday Boutique — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 145 Main St., Southington, has scheduled the 4th annual Holiday Boutique for Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the parish hall. The event will feature 18 local crafters, displaying items such as jewelry, handmade Christmas decorations, chocolate, pottery and handbags. In addition, the Holiday Café will be serving coffee, tea, hot chocolate and muffins in the morning, with soups, sandwiches and desserts available in the afternoon. There will also be a bake sale of homemade items. All profits go to support the Southington Fuel Bank. For more information, call the church office at (860) 628-8486. Santa visit — Southington High School Band Backers will host a visit with Santa, Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Southington Elks Lodge, 114 Main St. There will be free arts and crafts and a picture with Santa. Admission is a nonperishable food item or monetary donation for Bread for Life. For more information, contact the Band Backers at (860) 620-0199.



Winter Fest — The Kennedy Middle School Winter Fest will be held Sunday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the school, located at 1071 S. Main St.,

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The Plainville Fire Company held a motorcycle raffle during a poker run to benefit the fire company. The winner of the 2009 Harley Davidson Street Glide FLHX motorcycle was Dan Albright from Plantsville, left, pictured with Will Donovan, of the Plainville Fire Company. There were 90 riders in attendance.

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Plantsville. More than 45 vendors will be showcasing their crafts. A full lunch menu, drawings and a 50/50 cash board will be available. There is a nominal charge for admission. Gluten-free party — The Central Connecticut Celiac Support Group has scheduled a gluten-free pot luck holiday party Sunday, Dec. 6, at 1 p.m., at Mulberry Gardens, 58 Mulberry St., Southington. The speaker will be Diane Kittle, owner of Dee’s One Smart Cookie Bakery in Glastonbury. Call Ann Malafronte at (860) 378-2852 to register. Chorale concert — The Southington Festival Chorale’s annual Christmas concert will be held Sunday, Dec. 6, at 3 p.m., at Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St., Plantsville. There is no charge for admission, but freewill donations will be accepted. Refreshments will be served after the concert. For more information, call Liz at (860) 621-2837.



Mark Twain presentation — Craig Hotchkiss, the education department program manager at the Twain House, will present “Mark Twain in Hartford, 18711891,” Monday, Dec. 7, at 6:30 p.m., at the Southington Library, 255 Main St. He will explore the transformation of the “Missouri ruffian” Samuel Clemens to the persona of the “Hartford luminary” Mark Twain. Registration is suggested due to limited seating. For more information and to register, visit the online calendar at, click on the calendar, and search for the program, or call (860) 6280947, ext. 5.



American Legion — The American Legion Kiltonic Post 72, 64 Main St., Southington, is scheduled to meet on the second Tuesday of each month, at 7:30 p.m., in the upper lounge of the Post Home just off the town green. Members and

veterans who would like to be members are welcome to come to a meeting and become familiar with the work the American Legion is doing for the community. Astronomy presentation — To celebrate the international year of astronomy, astrophysicist Kevin Manning will present “Astronomy for Everyone: Size & Scale of the Universe” at the Southington Library, 255 Main St., Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 6:30 p.m. An educational multimedia program for all ages, participants will learn about the size and scale of the universe, the stars, and other celestial wonders, using hands-on activities and assorted visuals. Following the presentation, a telescope will be set up outside for viewing the rings of Saturn and other objects in the night sky, weather permitting. Registration is suggested due to limited seating. For more information and to register, visit or call (860) 6280947, ext. 5.



Chamber Singers performance — The Southington Chamber Singers will perform Wednesday, Dec. 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Southington Library, 255 Main St. This free concert will feature traditional carols as well as new arrangements of old favorites, most performed a cappella. Registration is suggested. For more information and to register, visit the online calendar at, click on the calendar, and search for the program, or call (860) 6280947, ext. 5.



Networking Group — Job Seekers, a Southington unemployment/under employed group, meets every Thursday, at 10 a.m., at the First Congregational Church of Southington, 37

Main St. The group is open to any residents in Southington and the surrounding towns and meets for approximately two hours to network and discuss various job seeking issues. There is no charge to attend. For more information, contact the church office at (860) 628-6958.



Chicken dinner — The Sons of the American Legion have scheduled a chicken dinner Saturday, Dec. 12, from 4 to 7 p.m., in the American Legion Hall, 66 Main St., Southington. The dinner includes crispy chicken, baked beans, squash casserole and potato salad. Tickets are available at the door. For more information, call (860) 621-4243.



A Night in Bethlehem — Grace United Methodist Church, 121 Pleasant St., Southington, has scheduled a Night in Bethlehem, Sunday, Dec. 13, from 3 to 6 p.m. Attendees can stroll through the town of Bethlehem and listen to music, sample foods, make crafts, talk with “shopkeepers” and meet “Mary and Joseph.” For more information, call (860) 628-6996.



Nutmeg Depression Glass Club — The Nutmeg Depression Glass Club meets on the third Tuesday of the month except June, July and August at the Masonic Temple, 96 Main St., Southington. A program and refreshments follow a short business meeting. Guests and those interested in becoming members are welcome. For more information, call (860) 628-5389.




Networking Group — Job Seekers, a Southington unemployment/under employed group, meets every Thursday, at 10 a.m., at the First Congregational Church of Southington, 37 Main St. The group is open to any residents in Southington and the surrounding towns and meets for approximately two hours to network and discuss various job seeking issues. There is no charge to attend. For more information, contact the church office at (860) 628-6958.



Celiac support — The Central Connecticut Celiac Support Group meets on the third Monday of each month, at 7 p.m. at Mulberry Gardens, 58 Mulberry St., Southington. Call Carm Kimmell at (860) 426-1980 or Ann Malafronte at (860) 3782852 for more information.



Genealogy group — The Southington Genealogical Society is a nonprofit organization that promotes the accurate recording, research and preservation of family history which meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m., in the community room of the Southington Police Department, 69 Lazy Lane. There is no admission charge, no obligation to become a member, and no reservations are necessary. Ample parking is available and refreshments will be served.


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Library Continued from page 18 more information and to register, visit the online calendar at, click on the calendar, and search for the program, or call (860) 628-0947, ext. 5.

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The Southington Chamber Singers will perform Wednesday, Dec. 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Southington Library, 255 Main St. This free concert will feature traditional carols as well as new arrangements of old favorites, most performed a cappella. Registration is suggested. For more information and

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The Southington Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled the following trips. Radio City Christmas

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Restaurant. A tour director will accompany this trip. “Miracle of Christmas” – Lancaster, Penn. — Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 8 and 9, from the commuter parking lot. Cost includes deluxe motor coach transportation, one night stay at the Lancaster Host Hotel, one full American buffet breakfast at the hotel, one Pennsylvania Dutch dinner, admission to the “Miracle of Christmas” at the Millennium Theatre, admission to the National Christmas Center, Amish Farmlands Tour, outlet shopping and farmer’s

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Dance Continued from page 4 said. But whichever path they choose, they both agree that any aspiring dancers should stay with it because they love it. “Practice and don’t let anyone stand in your way,” they said. If anyone would like to help Logan and Sydney fundraise, call (860) 635-4445 for more information.

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The New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., will display New England artists’ designs of Christmas trees and holiday installations, from Tuesday, Dec. 1, through Sunday, Jan. 3. Selected artists Diana Sheard and Susan Caroll, of Southington, will present a 12-foot balloon tree in the Stanley Works Center for Education and Community Development. Merchandise by the artists will be available for sale in the museum shop. An opening reception to meet the artists is scheduled during First Friday on Dec. 4, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. There is a charge to attend. A Community Day holiday party is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 13, from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free. The museum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursdays, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays, from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call (860) 229-0257 or visit

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Tedeschi believes her treats are affordable for everyone during these tough economic times. “People are definitely cutting back a bit, and being more conscious of how and what they spend their money on, including myself. Nonetheless, people want to feel as though they can still indulge. Fresh-baked, allnatural, delicious cookies are a great way to indulge without breaking the bank,” said Tedeschi. Rachel’s Cookies & Treats offers gift packaging for all treats, and purchases can either be shipped or picked up. Tedeschi plans to add a few new items to the menu for this holiday season, and encourages customers to contact her if there is something they crave that she doesn’t offer yet. “I really want people to know that if they want something that isn’t on the menu, they shouldn’t be afraid to ask. If I can bake it, I will.” For more information, visit or call (860) 8773707. For more information about Grab A Chef visit

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gram and is a peer mediator. Outside of school, Anna takes drum lessons. Mitchell is the son of Carrie and Vinny Rossitto and was recognized at last year’s principal’s breakfast. Mitchell was a Boy Scout and plays baseball. He also is in the Leadership Program. In Unified Arts, Reilly Lincavicks, Erika Florian, and Alyssa Zaorski were selected. Reilly is the daughter of Bob and Debbie Lincavicks and was presented the Young Author’s award in fifth grade. Reilly was also selected for Project Discover and the Silver Star Band in fifth grade. In addition, she has been awarded numerous character counts awards. Erika is the daughter of Beth and Sean Florian and has consistently been an honor roll student. Erika is in concert choir and was in last year’s drama club production. Outside of school, she plays lacrosse and is on a ski racing team. Alyssa is the daughter of Louise Zaorski and is a junior leader at vacation bible school at St. Dominic Church. She has volunteered as a tour guide at the Barnes Museum and takes dance classes at Dance City and the Arts. Alyssa also is in the drama club and participated in the CMEA Southern Regional Chorus festival last year.

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to 4 p.m., at Recreation Park, Maxwell Noble Drive, Southington. In the event of inclement weather, it will be held at South End School. Santa will arrive at 2 p.m., meet with children and distribute gift bags. The American Legion Auxiliary will provide refreshments, Valentine the Clown will entertain

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scheduled the Holiday Dance Spectacular, Sunday, Dec. 13, at 1 p.m., at Derynoski Elementary School, 240 Main St., Southington. A children’s version of the Christmas Spectacular, scenes from the Holiday Dance Nutcracker will be perSpectacular formed. Guest performer is Dance City & the Arts has Alison Bogatay of Allonge’ Dance Variations. Tickets can be purchased at Dance City & the Arts, 37 W. Center St., The Pepper Pot, 9 Center St., and The Music Shoppe, 405 Queen St.

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Open house and gift sale The Southington Historical Society and Museum, 239 Main St, has scheduled the second After The Feast Open House and Gift Sale Saturday, Nov. 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The museum will also be open to the public to view 8,000 artifacts from Southington and a new puppet exhibit will be on display through the end of November, showcasing the handiwork of local puppeteer, Michael Michanczyk. Items will be for sale including plaques to be displayed outside or inside the home. Gift memberships to the Southington Historical Society will be on sale also. For more information, call (860) 621-4811.

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“Angels, Cherubs and Children,” a benefit art show by Marjorie Low, at The Gallery in the Southington Library, 255 Main St., will support Bread for Life and Southington Community Services. The public is invited to take part in a silent auction of the signature “Angel” oil painting of the exhibit. The “Angel” will be on display Friday, Dec. 4, during the Downtown Southington

Merchants Hospitality Night, at the Barnes Museum, 85 N. Main St., and Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Meet the Artist reception, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the library. Silent auction bids starting at $50 will be accepted. The highest bidder will be announced at the end of the reception. The reception snow date is Saturday, Dec. 12, same location and time. During the December exhibit, Low is also donating a portion of all sales of her art



to the two local agencies. The Gallery is open during normal library business hours, Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information concerning the current artist exhibit in The Gallery or to find out how to display work in The Gallery, contact Library Publicist Jeanne Chmielewski at (860) 628-0947, ext. 113, or e-mail For more information about the 45 art organizations in the area, visit the New Britain Art Alliance Web site, Photo courtesy of Southington Public Library

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Southington 3, Fairfield Ludlowe 2 25-19, 17-25, 25-20, 23-25, 15-6

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Top left: Lauren Bauchiero and Natasha Carlbert go for the block against NFA. Left: Katie Byrnes dives for the ball. Top right: Tourney MVP Lauren Bauchiero goes for the kill vs. NFA. Right: Natasha Carlbert slams home the championship-winning point, one of her five kills in the final game.

Quest for Grail ends with Knights By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen When this past August rolled around and the summer days dwindled to an end, there was a special event in the future that was unpredictable but foreseeable. And as September approached and fall began to take shape, it was time to preview what would be an exciting fall in Blue Knight athletics. Amongst the many fall previews was one in particular that at the end simply said, “team to beat.” That team was the girls volleyball team, that head coach was Rich Heitz, and at the end of the fall, they carried the torch through the year as the “team to beat” and stamped their mark on history, becoming the “class” of Class LL and winning the first ever volleyball title for Southington High School. “It’s an unbelievable feeling,” senior captain Lexie Broytman said of their state title.

It wasn’t easy, but Broytman and the bunch defeated a game Fairfield Ludlowe team this past Saturday in five games to win the Class LL championship at Berlin High School. And much like the season, it wasn’t one person that stood out, but a collection of talented athletes that led Southington to victory. Natasha Carlbert, a junior standout who finished the year second on the team with 188 kills, had five of her 10 kills in the deciding fifth game, helping key a 10-1 run that Southington rode to victory, after the score was tied at five. Carlbert opened up the game with two early kills and then with Broytman serving the final eight points, Carlbert had kills on point eight, 11 and the final point of the match, 15. “I think it’s just the adrenaline,” Carlbert said of her overpowering game five performance. “We hear screaming, hear everyone cheering for us. We take the energy that the crowd gives us and we use it and achieve.” Carlbert finished the four-game state tourna-

ment with 45 kills; the only person with more kills throughout the tournament was Katie Byrnes, at 50, who started off the championship game strong for Southington and finished with 18 kills. It was Byrnes’ late kills in both games one and three that helped Southington pull out wins, but it was also Byrnes who served into the net trailing 24-23 in game four, giving the win to Ludlowe. The solid, stone-faced Byrnes, bounced right back, though, with a kill for the second point of game five to get Southington rolling. However, it was Lauren Bauchiero, who played consistent volleyball throughout the tournament, named MVP, further signifying how this “team” won the title. “This is a team,” Heitz said. “Every night it’s not the same person.” Bauchiero, through her tear-filled face of joy, said of her MVP trophy, “I was very surprised, I didn’t even see it coming at all. It’s an incredible

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Champs Continued from page 41 feeling, I’m like shaking right now. “We came here to win this and that’s what we did,” she finished. After the tough loss in game four, Southington went out for game five with a resolute mindset. “We just said we can’t give up. We have to be a team. We can’t let anything up,” Carlbert said. “We have to go for every tip, go for every hit, go for everything.” There was that word “team” coming up again in the words of Carlbert. MVP Bauchiero finished with eight kills and 10 digs in the final match, while Rachel Volpe had 29 assists, 16 digs, and four aces. Other great performances came by way of Colleen Hallaway with, eight digs, and Elsie Bernaiche, 18, who without her help in the previous match, might not have made it to last Saturday. In Southington’s semifinal matchup, it faced defending Class LL champ Norwich Free Academy, and jumped out two games to none early. But NFA battled back, forcing a fifth game. That is when Bernaiche changed the momentum on multiple


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plays, with a trio of lunging dives that saved the ball, continued the volley and eventually led to Southington points. “There’s the ball, let me just swing at it and see if I can get at it,” Bernaiche said of her game-saving plays. Bernaiche, a junior playing her first-year at the libero position, said she loves the spot now and again credited adrenaline and her drive for wanting to play in the state final as the reasons she was able to make the plays. “I think Elsie made some key plays late in the match to really give us some momentum,” Heitz said of Bernaiche’s game five highlights. It was against NFA where the Knights faced their first hurdle, playing only their second five-game match of the year, the other one coming in their only loss of the year, to Farmington. Heitz readied his team. “I said, ‘Alright ladies, we’re going to do this now. But right now, everybody needs to pick it up for your teammates out there,’” and they did, getting the win. After the title win, Heitz postgame was like the Grinch after his heart grew three times the normal size. With a grin ear-to-ear, he struggled putting his feelings about winning into words.

“It’s a little surreal right now,” he said. Carlbert called the feeling “amazing,” Broytman said it was “out of control” and “crazy,” and Bauchiero echoed the sentiments, “great, amazing, no words to explain.” “We worked so hard and I’m really proud,” Broytman, the team’s captain, said. Yet, humility once again showed face, as Broytman poignantly put it, “I love my team, I love this sport, and I’m really proud to be a part of this team right now.” So on this November night, it was a special group of Southington girls that got together, putting pride aside, and answering the call of team. No one was more vital, more important than the next, and everyone treated their teammates and the game in the same, respectful manner. And by the end of the night, when the medals had been draped over the necks of the champions and arms were still tightly clasped around the backs of their teammates and friends, it was obvious that as a group of many, they were as one, and the joy felt as a team would always be infinitely better than the joy as one. This team proved it on that night and this team will certainly never forget it.


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Sept. 15: Win 3-1 in season opener against Bunnell, losing game two of that matchup. Oct. 19: Including the final two games in the Bunnell win, they go 11 games without dropping a game before dropping game three in a 3-1 win over Conard, an individual games won streak of 37. Oct. 23: Lose what would be their only match of the year, 3-2, on the road against Farmington. Oct. 28: End Coventry’s 84-match win streak, winning 3-1 on their home court. Oct. 30: Win season finale, 3-0, over New Britain. Nov. 7: Lose 3-1 to RHAM in CCC Tournament final. Nov. 12: Beat Cheshire 3-1 in their first game of the Class LL tournament. Nov. 14: Beat Newtown 3-1 after dropping the opening game, advancing to the semifinals. Nov. 19: Defeat Norwich Free Academy in five games, advancing to Class LL state title game for only the second time, the first since 1995. Nov. 21: Beat Fairfield Ludlowe in five games for first ever volleyball state title at Southington High School.

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Top: Lexie Broytman and Lauren Bauchiero celebrate their semifinal win against Norwich Free Academy. Above: The team after their new state championship.


Friday, November 27, 2009 — The Southington Citizen Season Stat Leaders Kills: Katie Byrnes, 253 Natasha Carlbert, 188 Lauren Bauchiero, 175 Lexie Broytman, 159 Asst.:Rachel Volpe, 573 Lexie Broytman, 96 Lindsay Vitale, 73 Aces: Katie Byrnes, 76 Natasha Carlbert, 65 Rachel Volpe, 54 Lauren Bauchiero, 44 Elsie Bernaiche, 43 Lexie Broytman/Syntia Malicka, 22 Digs: Elsie Bernaiche, 271 Lauren Bauchiero, 133 Katie Byrnes, 131 Rachel Volpe, 115 Blks.: Lauren Bauchiero, 29 Tori Munson, 25 Lexie Broytman, 22

Below: Rachel Volpe Above: Elsie Bernaiche and Lauren Bauchiero (left), Colleen Hallaway go for the block as Hallaway awaits the dig. (right).

Championship Roster Seniors: Katie Byrnes, Syntia Malicka, Lauren Bauchiero, Colleen Hallaway, Lindsay Vitale, Rachel Volpe, Lexie Broytman and Emily Bracken. Juniors: Connor Taricani, Briana Gregoire, Natasha Carlbert, Elsie Bernaiche, Tori Munson and Emily Sherwill. Sophomore: Tori Broytman. Freshman: Corinne Horanzy.

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Senior group key to title, leave on top By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

The championship won by the girls volleyball team this past Saturday may have really been accomplished much earlier. A victory that was especially sweet for the eight graduating seniors was laid out in front of the team before the first ball was served prior to the first practice and first meeting. “I started this season (and) I took my six returning seniors out to dinner,” head coach Rich Heitz said. “And there’s an interesting dynamic because they’re all different cliques; the six of them have different friends outside of volleyball and they come together in this

one sport that they love.” Heitz explained the idea of winning a title as a team even if off the court is a different feeling than on the court. “They knew it was going to be a challenge, but I told them, you’re going to be out in the real world, and this is what it’s going to be like,” Heitz explained. Then, he proposed to them his master plan. “I kind of threw something out to them,” he told them, “there are no do-overs. There’s no, ‘I wish I did this better, I wish I did that better.’ So I asked them, ‘10 weeks from now, are you going to say, ‘I’m glad I did, or I wish I did.’” Heitz feels they got the answer right. “I think they can all say, ‘I’m glad I did.’” This team, while getting


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the stands as a coach, and you’ve never been (in a title game), and you’re watching these games, you’re kind of wondering what it’d be like one year out, 10 years out, if you ever have the opportunity to coach in a game like this,” Heitz described. Heitz put his feelings into words perfectly in order to convey his thoughts. “When you’re in (a state final), you think about the players. When you’re not in it, you think about the future, because you don’t know who the players are going to be. So I started thinking about my seniors and feel real good for them and what they’re going through and start to get a little emotional.” This senior group, along with the team, will hold a special place in the history




contributions from up and down its lineup, was led by a group that worked for four years to achieve the goal that came to fruition this past Saturday; but when it started, the mindset, while hopeful, was certainly different. “When you come in freshman year, you’re not thinking, ‘hey, we’re going to go to states,’ but it’s an amazing reward and I’m just so proud of our whole team,” Lexie Broytman said of her volleyball career. Then, in talking with Heitz as he reflected on the experience, he divulged harmonically what he felt going into that final game and what that win meant to him in terms of the group of girls that would hand in their jerseys for the final time this fall. “When you’re sitting in

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were looking for,” Southington head coach Charles Kemp said. “We wanted to have a good, clean game where people left at the end of it saying, ‘you know what, that was a lot of fun.’” The game, a senior fundraiser for both schools, was an overwhelming success and featured some fantastic athletes on both sides. Emily Polkowski, a star basketball player for the Golden Hurricanes, started things out with an early touchdown run for New Britain and accounted for numerous big plays, and New Britain quarterback Olivia Maisto scored a fourth quarter touchdown to seemingly ice it. However, Southington continued to fight and got a 54-yard touchdown grab on a quick slant to Hyla Costello who ran to pay dirt to make it

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End Road, antenna, $8,000. Mike Matters, 201 Mandel Drive, siding, $11,000. Joann Galapi, 82 Holly Hill, roofing, $7,400. Joseph Crispino, 97 Huckleberry Lane, gas stove, $3,500. Josh Stark, 46 Mathews St., fireplace log set, $1,000. Ervin Garland, 24 Homesdale Drive, roofing, $1,700. Thomas DellaPorta, 745 Berlin St., remodeling and dormers, $19,000. Robert Morin, 45 Jennifer Lynn Drive, fireplace gas insert, $3,000. Matthew Sportelli, 1985 West St., remodeling, $10,000. Bob Wood, 91 Tallwood Dri-

ve, roofing, $8,500. Jeff Connelly, 184 Bristol St., roofing, $4,900. Stanley Stanek, 83 Frost St., remove inground swimming pool, $500. Jim Sokolowski, 66 Strawberry Lane, remodeling, $3,000. Melanie Masucci, 29 Charles St., deck, $4,000. Ed Burke, 146 Fern Drive, addition, windows and siding, $41,000. Jason Maccione, 185 Deerbrooke Circle, remodeling, $2,000. Tim Hickerson, 172 Deerbrooke Circle, gas fireplace, $3,500.




SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE Southington Planning and Zoning Commission Notice of Actions The Planning and Zoning Commission voted to take the following action at the meeting of November 17, 2009: A. Wal-Mart, request to allow 7 temporary storage trailers until Feb. 1, 2010, 235 Queen Street (SPR #1210.7) approved. B. Mueller Estates, 799 Marion Avenue (S #1275.1) 3 lot subdivision, approved with conditions. Dated at Southington, C This 18th day of November 2009 Mary F. Savage-Dunham Town Planner

SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE Southington Planning & Zoning Commission Notice of Public Hearing The Southington Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1 2009 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Council Chambers, Second Floor, 75 Main Street, Southington, Connecticut, for the following applications: 1. Carpenter Realty Co., 9 lot resubdivision application, Strawberry Fields, 154 and 176 Townline Road (S #1259.1) Dated at Southington, Connecticut this 17th day of November, 2009 Mary F. Savage-Dunham Town Planner

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BERLIN Move right in! Beautiful 4 BR, 3 full BA Colonial. Fantastic eat-in kitchen w/see-through fireplace & center isle. Frml. LR/DR, 1st fl. MBR & laundry/office. 21x12 deck w/Sunsetter awning. Very nice. Sold “as is.” $319,900.

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BERLIN $315,000. Immaculate 3 bdrm. Dutch Colonial w/neutral décor on cul-de-sac. Eat-in kitchen, FP living room, 1st flr. laundry, finished basement. New roof, siding, windows and more...Trex deck overlooks level 3/4 acre private yard. Angie Santoro 214-6384.


Calcagni Associates Real Estate, a residential real estate company, celebrated of 40 years in business. Since 1969, Calcagni Associates has been servicing the real estate needs of clients throughout New Haven County, with an emphasis on residential and commercial real estate. “What started out as Sarris and Calcagni in 1969 has grown steadily into what Calcagni Associates

is today,” said Steve Calcagni, president. “My father began this company with the firm belief that providing people with great customer service is key to a successful business. We are all really proud of this accomplishment, and very grateful to our clients who helped us get here.” Calcagni Associates opened its flagship office on South Main Street in Cheshire. Several years later, they opened an office in Wallingford and in 2004 opened their Hamden office. The company initially

SOUTHINGTON INLAND WETLANDS AGENCY LEGAL NOTICE The Southington Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday December 3rd, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Council Chambers 75 Main Street, Town Hall, for the following purposes: A. IW #1164, Application of Southington Land Associates seeking to fill wetlands for road crossings and disturb upland review area for a 9 building industrial park. Property located on the North side of West Queen Street, two parcels to the West of Redstone Street - Assessors Map 180 Parcel 7. Dated this 12th day of November 2009. David J. Lavallee Environmental Planner



$215,000! 1/2-acre level lot, oversized 2-car garage, huge master BR, wood floors throughout, FP living room. CAIR, plus sun porch! Just move in! By appt. with Betsy Cooney 966-4296. Directions: Percival Ave to Hartland Terrace

Glenn Oaks. Nice updated home with new flooring and freshly painted walls. 2 bdrms., 1.5 BA, fireplace, walk-in closets in both bdrms. Short walk to pool & tennis & basketball courts. $164,900. Angie Santoro 214-6384.


The Southington Citizen — Friday, November 27, 2009 AUTOMOBILES

SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR PREPARATION OF A FACILITIES EVALUATION FOR THE TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PLANT GENERAL INFORMATION The Town of Southington, Connecticut, through its Town Engineer, is requesting submittal of a Statement of Qualifications from engineering firms for services for the preparation of a Facilities Evaluation for the Town’s Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP). It is the Town’s desire to hire an engineering firm with significant wastewater treatment facility evaluation, design, and construction project experience. The Selection Committee will review the Statement of Qualifications of each firm, and may elect to interview all or some of the firms. The Town reserves the right to reject any and all submittals, if it is determined to be in the best interest of the Town. PROJECT BACKGROUND AND SCOPE The existing WPCP was constructed in stages beginning in the late 1950’s and was last upgraded in 1982. The WPCP is classified as an advanced secondary treatment plant, providing nitrification. The current treatment process consists of comminution, grit removal, influent pumping, primary settling, trickling filters, intermediate pumping, intermediate settling, nitrification reactors, nitrification settling and ultraviolet disinfection. Treated effluent is then discharged to the Quinnipiac River. Trickling filter and waste nitrification sludges are co-settled in the primary settling tanks and then pumped to two-stage anaerobic digesters for stabilization. The digested sludge is then pumped to belt filter presses for dewatering. Existing gravity thickeners and septage receiving facility are not currently in use. Construction of denitrification facilities consisting of a biological anoxic filter and methanol storage and feed facilities is currently ongoing. The existing plant has an average daily flow design capacity of 7.4 million gallons per day, with a peak flow capacity of 15.9 mgd. The annual average daily flow at the plant in 2007 was approximately 4.6 million gallons per day (mgd) and in 2008 the average daily flow was 5.1 mgd. Since 1983, other than the ongoing Denitrification Facilities Project, the only significant plant equipment items that have been upgraded are the influent comminutors that have been replaced with channel grinders, and the replacement of the sodium hypochlorite disinfection system with the current ultraviolet (UV) disinfection system. Given the age of the existing equipment and facilities, the Town is undertaking a Facilities Evaluation of the existing plant. The facilities evaluation will address three major areas: 1. Assessment of needs and development of recommendations for equipment and structure replacement or upgrades. 2. Review of the State of Connecticut Plan of Conservation and Development (C&D) Plan and comparison to the current Master Sewerage Plan for future sewer system extensions. 3. Identification of the pending effluent limit for total phosphorus and development of a recommended approach to meeting the limit. The Facilities Evaluation will develop recommendations for upgrades to the existing treatment facilities to maintain the current treatment capacity for the next 20 years. The results of the evaluation will be summarized in a report to the Town which will also be submitted to the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection for review and approval. The Town anticipates receiving funding assistance for this project from the DEP Clean Water Fund, and the evaluation will need to comply with the requirements of the Clean Water Fund. The actual scope of services will be negotiated with the successful proposer. PROPOSER QUALIFICATIONS At a minimum, the proponents should demonstrate the following capabilities in order to be considered for qualification: • Experience in the evaluation, design, and construction of upgrades of municipal wastewater treatment facilities providing nitrification in New England. • Experience with trickling filter treatment process for municipal wastewater treatment. • Experience with the BAF treatment process for denitrification of municipal wastewater. • Demonstrate the ability to perform plant retrofits and upgrades while maintaining the present level of treatment. • Experience with anaerobic digestion and associated energy recovery using methane gas and combined heat and power systems. • Experience with the evaluation of needs and implementation of a SCADA system for wastewater treatment facilities. • Knowledge of the Southington wastewater treatment system. • Ability and resources to complete a facilities evaluation without subcontracting any key engineering disciplines (Architectural, Structural, Mechanical, Instrumentation, Electrical, Geotechnical). • Provide a Principal and Project Manager who possess current registration as Professional Engineers in Connecticut. • Provide a Project Manager with a minimum of 20 years of experience with the evaluation, design, and construction of wastewater treatment facilities. The Project Manager shall also have managed construction of a minimum of 3 wastewater treatment facility upgrade projects within the last 7 years, 2 of which shall be located in Connecticut. • Experienced with the DEP Clean Water Fund application and administration process, with the Project Manager having completed of a minimum of 3 projects involving DEP funds in the last 5 years. • Provide a minimum of 5 client references for the proposed key project team members involving construction of wastewater upgrade projects that have been completed. Submission of Qualification Statements Please provide ten (10) copies of the Statement of Qualifications, clearly identified as Southington WPCP Facilities Evaluation Project Statement of Qualifications. Statement of Qualifications shall be submitted to: Town of Southington Engineering Department 75 Main Street Southington, CT 06489 Attention: Mr. Anthony J. Tranquillo, P.E., Director of Public Works/Town Engineer Submissions in response to the RFQ must be received at this location no later than 4:30 P.M. local time, on Wednesday, December 23, 2009. Submittals received after the above date and time will not be considered and will be returned unopened to the respondent. Facsimile or electronic mail submissions will not be accepted. Inquiries All inquiries regarding this RFQ should be submitted via email to Mr. Anthony J. Tranquillo, P.E., Director of Public Works/Town Engineer no later than 3:00 PM local time Monday, December 14, 2009. The Town reserves the right to not respond to any or all inquiries. Responses will be provided in a written addendum with both inquiries and answers, without stating the source of the inquiry, to all firms no later than Friday, December 18, 2009. Information Available for Review As part of the preparation of Statement of Qualifications, firms may schedule a visit to the existing treatment facility. Appointments to visit the existing Water Pollution Control Plant should be scheduled with: Mr. John DeGioia, Superintendent 999 Meriden-Waterbury Road Phone - 860-628-8530

CHEVY 2001 Malibu, Beige, 4 door, automatic, A/C, 36,000 miles. Very clean. $3500. Call 203-265-3265

CHRYSLER Concorde LXI 1998 Auto transmission, leather, loaded. 125,000 miles. Runs great. Front end needs work. $750. Call 203-314-4358. FINANCE Buy Here Pay Here Financing! Down pymts as low as $588 plus tax & reg, low weekly pymts, no finance charge, or credit check cars under $3000. Call 203-5305905, Cheap Auto Rental LLC.

FORD Taurus GL 1995 4DR, $3,000 46K miles. AT, power brakes, power steering, A/C, V6. Call 203-238-0106

HONDA CIVIC LX 2002 4 door, FWD. Manual , 4 Cyl. 93,983 mi. #TR1262 $6,990 (860) 344-9916

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FORD Tempo GL 1993 4DR, 4cyl, AT, 65,760 miles. White w/blue int. $600. Call 860-2099114 leave message

KIA Spectra EX 2007 4-cyl. Automatic Blue AM/FM/CD player, Loaded plus Remote Starter. Only 4,000 miles! $11,900 (203) 238-0799 Must See!

NISSAN ALTIMA 3.5 SE 2002 4 door, FWD. Manual, 6 Cyl. 79,029 mi. #1350 $9,990 (860) 344-9916


FORD E-350 1993 Auto. Only 71k Super nice condition. 15ft box. Runs new. Only $4,000. Call 203-238-3836

NISSAN ALTIMA 3.5 SE 2002 4 door, FWD. Manual, 6 Cyl. 79,029 mi. #1350 $9,990 (860) 344-9916

ROBERTS CHRYSLER DODGE Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles. 120 So. Broad St, Meriden, CT 203-235-1111 TOYOTA Camry XLE 2002 52,000 miles, 1 owner. Orig. mileage. 4 cyl. Automatic. Power roof & seats. Good condition. $9995. (860) 628-8464 or 860-681-3982

PETS & LIVESTOCK PURE BRED PUG - Tan, 11 lbs. 8 mos. All shots are updated until following year. Very friendly. Neutered. Tracking chip installed. $500. (203) 715-6312


FORD Ranger 1986 Deluxe model. 91K miles, V6, motor mint. No longer needed. Must See! $860. 203-237-3234

GMC PICKUP 1967 $3,200 Strong motor. Drive anywhere. Built-up 350 engine, headers, SS exhaust, Munice 4spd trans., lthr bucket seats. 860-349-8967 or 386-931-4256


VW Jetta 2001 $3250 Ford Windstar Van 2003 $3300 Chevy Blazer 1996 4WD $1850 Ford Taurus Wagon 1996 $1650 All in excellent cond & very clean (203) 213-1142

BEAUTIFUL Wall Unit also known as European Shrunk. 8 pcs w/Lights. Real wood made in Belgium. Gd cond U must pickup $800/OBO. Have measurements & pics. U will want to see pics! Call 203-859-0680. Don't miss out on this!

HARLEY-DAVIDSON 1997 SXGL Low rider - Rides like new, looks like new. $8000 or best offer. Call 203-915-9856


GE SPACE MAKER WASHER AND DRYER White, 3 load sizes, 3 wash settings, 4 dryer settings. Good condition. $300 or best offer 203-238-9040

Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators & Stoves CLEAN Will Deliver (203) 284-8986


4 door, FWD. Manual, 6 Cyl. 79,029 mi. #1350 $9,990 (860) 344-9916

DODGE Grand Caravan 1999 6-cyl. Auto. 4DR, 7 pass. New brakes & tires. AM/FM/CD. Orig. owner. Clean, dependable. $1750/BO. 203-294-0542

BOXERS, Bulldogs, Chihuahuas, Beagle, Labs, Pit Bulls, PomPoos, Shi-Poos, Basset Hounds, Daschund, Poodle. $150+ Call 860-930-4001 GIVE a gift of love for the holidays. English Mastiff puppies. $850/ea. Ready to go Dec 20th. (5) males, (2) females. Call 203-314-0004


MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 2005 Mitchell collision estimating reference guides. Complete set. $50. 860-224-7209 3 Part Ramps Heavy Duty 2” x 12” x 7’ complete. $30. (203) 269-8925


WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT FIREWOOD. Seasoned, hardwood. $200/cord Delivered. 1-4 cords. 12-14’ log lengths, $100/ cord. 3 cord min. (203) 380-8732

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SPAULDING official size NBA indoor/outdoor basketballs. Good condition. 4 for $30.00 Call 203-265-3427.


WWII Helmets, Daggers, Fighting Knives, Flags, Medals, etc.

203-238-3308 SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS HOT TUB 6 person, 35 jets, 3 pumps w/all options, full warr, NEW in wrapper. Cost $7000 Sell $3800. Call 203-988-9915

ELECTRONICS SONY Trinitron Color TV 27” with remote and manual, flat front screen, excellent condition, $95, big box of Hallmark Ornaments mostly from the 80’s, most Collector’s Series, $45. (203) 294-1183


1-2 ITEMS Silverware, china, glass, furniture, 50’s items, whole estates.


FUGI film digital camera- Good condition call or text (203)7151929


PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION. 1 Session only, $100. Group discount available! Call for next class 203-415-1144 SEARS Treadmill, Burgundy 72” Couch (w/dbl recliner, vibrator/heater & phone intercom) 2 Cockatiels w/cage, Rocking Chair and Round Kitchen Table (no chairs). 203-269-8115


RECLINER, bronze color, clean, can deliver. $50. 860-682-4435



SEASONED Firewood Cut, split. Maple. $ 1/2 cord Picked up. Call after 6pm. (860) 621-4669 SEASONED firewood, pickup or local delivery. Cut & split. Approx 16-18in. $225/cord; $135/half cord. 203-294-1775.

ANTIQUES WANTED - 1 Item or an Estate. Estate sale service provided. Seeking: Meridenmade items, lamps, paintings. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025

Cash Paid For All Types of COSTUME JEWELRY Especially Napier 203-464-0477

DEE’S ANTIQUES Buying Silverplate, Glass, Furn, music instruments, china, art, collectibles. 1 item to estate.

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

MERIDEN 4Rm/2BR House. Avail 12/1. No smoking/pets. W/D hookup. No utils. $900mo. Sect 8 approved. Off street parking. Call 203-600-0988. MERIDEN-2BR, $850/mo + sec. 3BR, $1100/mo + sec, 1.5 bath, 1 car garage. Both incld-heat & HW, W/D hkup. Refs & credit ck No pet/smoking. 203-237-6951 MERIDEN: 4BR. Spacious LR & DR. 1 1/2BA, lg. backyard, $1500 203-996-9810 + security. 1BR APT w/bonus rm. 3rd flr $650 2BR APT, 1st flr, hdwd flrs, eat-in kitchen. $800. 203-996-9810


MERIDEN- 1BR, sec bldg. No pets. Sec dep-credit check. $750 per month. 203-376-1259 SOUTHINGTON- 2BR, 1 1/2 bath townhouse, new carpet & paint. W/D hookup. Near highway. $875/mo + sec. & utils. No pets. Avail. immed. 860-877-4735 WALLINGFORD - 1BR, Clean, no pets. Hillside Condos $845/mo. + security. Includes heat & hot water. Available immediately. Call 203-804-0169

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MER. FURNISHED apts + rms: ALL Incl Heat, Elec, HW. 3rd fl furn studio, $160/wk+sec. RMs $130/wk+sec. Call 203-630-3823 between 12noon-8pm MERIDEN - 1 & 2BR apts & rooms available. Appliances included. $500-$850. All newly remodeled. Off st. parking. Must See! Avail. Now! Call Susan 203-500-0608 MERIDEN - 1BR Apt 3rd flr, lg. kitchen w/pantry closet, near bus & train routes. Stove/ fridge incl. $575 + sec. 203272-5936 MERIDEN - 3BR, 6 rms, 2nd flr. Off st. parking. Stove, w/d hookup. No pets. $900 + sec. Call 203-235-2703 MERIDEN - 5 room, 2 Bedroom, 3rd floor, newly remodeled, off street parking, no pets, $800 plus utilities, references. 203671-9644 MERIDEN - Eastside 2BR apt. incl. water. No utilities, no pets. Security & hold. Immediate occupancy. $725. 203-6235684 MERIDEN - Wallingford line, Large, 2BR Luxury condo. Laundry. $850 + utils, no pets. Call 203-745-6167. MERIDEN 1 1BR Apt available. Brand new construction! $650 /mo. 91 Lincoln St. Section 8 approved. Leave message at (860) 426-0658 MERIDEN 1BR, furn, 2nd flr $900/mo + sec. Heat, HW, Elec incld. E. Side, very clean. Offst park. 203-630-3823 12pm8pm. MERIDEN 2 BR - $750 ($1000 sec. dep.) 4 BR - $1250 ($1500 sec. dep.) Nice location. Off st. parking. No pets. 860-828-3669 MERIDEN 2 BR, 1 Bath. 3rd floor. Quiet location. $750 Plus Security Deposit. Call 203-631-9614


SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH CAMO Coveralls Great for hunting, Ice fishing, snow mobile. Goose down filled. Size x-large. Camo Bibs- Insulated, real tree H.D. Size Large. $80 each. Call 203-237-6497


HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden- Big beautiful 4BR house w/large yard. 2 baths. Just renovated. 89 Amity St. $1575 + utils. Avail. immed. (203) 938-3789

MERIDEN 2 BR, 3rd FLOOR Lease & security deposit req. $775 per month. No pets. Call 860-404-1871 MERIDEN 2BR, 2nd Fl. 45 South Second St. Completely remodeled. Heat & appls incl. Washer hkup. Sec 8 approved. No pets/ smoking. $850/sec.203-841-7591

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 2BR, 2nd fl, off st parking. WD hookup. Plenty of storage. $725. Available 12/1. (203) 269-8747 MERIDEN 2BR, possibly 3BR. 1st Floor. Off street parking. Very clean. $900/mo + 1 mo sec. Section 8 approved. (203) 376-4853 MERIDEN 3 bdrm. 1st fl. Wood st. New carpet/paint W/D hookup. $950+ sec. Call 203671-267 3 bdrm. MERIDEN 3 bdrm. 31 Twiss St 2nd Fl. Newly painted, recently updated stove&fridge. 850 /mo+ 1000 sec. 203-630-2719

MERIDEN 32 Cook Ave.

Studio & 1 BR Apts. $600/Studio & $650+/1 BR New owners. Remodeled. Heat & Hot water incl. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 3BR Duplex $1100 per Month Atkins Street 203-526-4338 MERIDEN 3BR Off-st parking. Clean. $900/mo Freshly painted. New carpet. 1st flr. W/D hkup. Move-in cond. (203) 630-2763 MERIDEN 3BR, 3rd FL, $800 + Util. Hot Water Incl. 1 1/2 Mth Sec. 187 Crown Street. 646 713-4933 MERIDEN Furnished Studios Free utilities. Fully equipped kitchens. On site laundry. Min length of stay 30 days. $799 /mo + tax. Call 860-989-7205 MERIDEN Nice, quiet 2BR, 1 1/2 bath, finished bsmt. Close to Hwy. $1050. Sec & ref. 860828-1688; cell 646-573-4187 MERIDEN STUDIOS - $650 1BRs - $750 2BRs - $850. Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841 MERIDEN- 1BR 1st flr apt w/ kit/LR combo, wall to wall carpet/linoleum. Off st. parking. Exc cond/location. $650. 1st, last & 1 mo. sec. 860-663-1229 MERIDEN- 1BR Fall Special $695/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Offer expires November 30. For info 203-639-4868 MERIDEN- 2BR Apts. 1-North Colony Rd; 1-Crown St. Both $750, no utilities incl and req. 1 mo. sec. 203-815-5399 MERIDEN- 2BR, 1st flr, heat, electric, cable included. No pets, no smoking. $1100/mo. Lease, $800 sec. + 1st & last. Call 203-537-2095 MERIDEN- 2BR, walk-up attic, 2nd Floor. Off street parking. $800 per month. Call (203) 639-1634 MERIDEN- 2BR. Hardwood floors. freshly painted. East side. $750 /month. No pets. Available now. Call 203-5009080 or 203-235-5364 MERIDEN- Clean, big 3BR apt. 1st flr. Freshly painted. Cherry floors. Off st. parking. Good neighbors. $895/mo. Call Jonah (203) 430-0340 MERIDEN- Hubbard Park 1-2BR, CAIR/heat. 775 W. Main St. $780-$925/mo. Tony 203-213-8468/ 203-296-4975 MERIDEN- Nice 1BR, 72 North First St., Apt 5. Parking, appliances, $595. Credit, references. No pets. 203-238-1890

MERIDEN- Renovated Apartments

2 BR - $750, $850 & $950 Heat & Hot Water Included Secure building. Off st. parking. Call 203-886-7016


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(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN-1, 2 & 3BR for lease. 1 month free! Great specials! Income restrictions do apply. 203-686-1015 MERIDEN-1BR, $595/mo + sec. Nice apt. Off-st-parking. Avail now! Call 203-213-6175 or 203815-6512 MERIDEN-1BR, Large Rooms, Large Windows, Off-St-Parking. WD Hookup. Very nice. $600 /mo. 2 mos sec & credit check required. No pets. 203-284-0597 MERIDEN-1BR, stove & refrig. All utils incld. Close I-84, I-91, Merrit Pkwy. Pet neg. Call Janice 203-639-8639/203-314-8909 MERIDEN-1BRS-Starting @ $665 All appls & hot water incl. 1 & 1 mo. sec.. No pets. Coin op laundry. 1095 Old Colony Rd. Showings Sat’s 9-11am. 203-581-3620 MERIDEN-9 Guiel Pl. 3BR. Oil heat. Prime location. $925/mo + sec. Call 203-213-6175 or 203-376-2160 MERIDEN-East Side. Great 2 BR. Elevator and secure building On site laundry. 2 mos security & credit ck req. No pets. $825. 203-284-0597 MERIDEN-Large clean 5Rm, 2BR, 2nd flr. W/D hookup, stove, refrig front porch, lge fenced backyard. Off-st parking Must See! $825/mo + sec. 860-690-5555 MERIDEN-Private studio apt, clean and quiet, on bus lines, No pets. Sec & refs. $500/mo + utilities. Call 203-982-3042 MIDDLETOWN- Cozy 4 rm apt. Up and down. With heat. $850/mo. Call (860) 347-3753 SOUTHINGTON 1 BR, partiallly furnished. 2nd floor. TV, Washer & Dryer. $700 plus utilities. Call 860-621-8328 SOUTHINGTON-1st fl, 2 family home, 3BR, 1BA, newer SS appls, gar., prvt backyd w/lg deck, conv. loc. $1295/mo + utils. 860-625-1411 leave msg


SUMMER BROOK APTS Newly Remodeled 1BR - $700, 2 BR - $835 & $865, 3BR - $1025 Incl. heat, HW, off st parking Income Guidelines Apply Applications can be obtained at 35CC Darling St. Southington 860-621-1700 EHO Financed by CHFA Creative Management & Realty Co., Inc. SO. MERIDEN Updated 3-4BR 2nd floor. Off st parking. Washer/dryer hookup. No pets, no smoking. $1000 per month. Call Sue Farone 203-235-3300

APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD 3BR, 2nd flr, lg. rms, newly remodeleld, w/d hkup off master BR, Nice yard. Off st. parking. Trash pickup. No pets. Section 8 approved. $1025. 86 Meadow St. (203) 537-1772, Lisa. WALLINGFORD-2 BR, 1.5 Bath Townhouse. Nice apartment. No pets. Security, references, credit check. $1000 per month. SAIA Realty 203-640-0343 WALLINGFORD-2BR, LR, DR, sep. laundry rm w/appls, gourmet EIK, off-st-parking, C/Air & heat. No pets/smoking. $950/mo. Call 860-796-1561 WALLINGFORD-3 BR, 2 Bath Townhouse near center of town. No pets. Security, references & credit check. $1000 /mo. SAIA Realty 203-640-0343 WALLINGFORD. 3BR, 1 1/2 bath duplex. Off st parking, w/d hookup, sec & credit check. $1500 monthly. Call 203-213-2106 WLFD- Lge, spacious 4 rm, 2 BR apt, 2nd flr, freshly painted & updated. W/D hookup in bsmt. $1000/mo. + sec. No pets. (203) 284-3561 or 203-640-5249

MERIDEN - Rooms For Rent $100 per week. All utilities & cable TV included. No drugs or alcohol, Please Call 203-537-6284 MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, utils,. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. + sec or call 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm



NEW LISTING! $219,900 2BR Bungalow w/2 car garage. House needs extensive work. Beautiful 1.28 acre level propertyused to be Xmas tree farm. Tranquil setting yet minutes to I91. Linda 203-265-5618.

CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE MERIDEN $197,900. Mint condition and spacious 3BR, 3 full bath home in neighborhood. 2BR w/private baths. Master BR is 12x21 with sitting area. HW floors, 3 zone heat and CAIR. LInda/Diana 203-235-3300

AMBITIOUS Sales Agent Needed Renewable energy company. Call Todd 860-874-7012 BI-LINGUAL Customer Service Agent: Ambitious, independent worker with attention to detail. Must be able to problem solve, adjust to change quickly, have knowledge of Word/Excel and phone experience. Please contact Valerie 203.284.6040 Ext 112.

Manufacturing company seeks part-time individual (10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) with excellent phone skills to assist customers with orders and product information. Data entry and computer skills required. Knowledge of shooting sports a plus. Please e-mail or fax resume to:

Lyman Products WLFD $169,900 2BR, 1.5 bath Townhouse w/garage. Remodeled EIK, newer windows, deck, full basement, pool & more. Private & quiet complex. Call Kathy 203-272-1234

MERIDEN 9rms, 4BR, 2b, perfect for growing family. Wood fls, high ceilings, lg rms 2143SF, 1st fl master w/full bath, 1st flr family rm. Located at end of a dead end street. Bring your finishing touches. $181,000. Call P. Lane (203) 235-5500

MERIDEN- 1BR, 1st flr condo in great condition. 2 car parking. Laundry rm on premises. Heat & HW incl. in fee. Crown Village, $50,000 By owner. 203-631-1534



GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT INDOOR Trailered Boat/Car Storage/Jet Skis. $19 per foot. Wlfd/Durham. Call for prices 203-751-1977 NEAR Southington/ Cheshire line. Fenced outdoor area. Some indoor space. Monthly rental. Ideal for boats, campers, heavy equip, etc. 860-302-3203



Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV, furn’d. Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333

WLFD Gorgeous Colonial on a large level lot. Great loc. Home features 8rms, kit, LR, DR, 4 or 5BRs, 3 full baths, large deck, upper level balcony, large rooms. Much more $270,000. Sue or Sil for details 203-265-5618

MERIDEN $319,900 4 1BR units. Two of the apts are completely remod. Building has updated electric & plumbing and a new roof. Please see MLS#N291329 for more details. Call Annemarie 203-235-3300


Fax - 860-632-1699 email: DOG Groomer Grooming Certified and/or experience needed. Must be Organized, People friendly, Reliable, and Self starter. Call Michelle @ 860-302-1550 for more info.


MERIDEN Houses for sale, rent or lease purchase. Visit our website at or call 203-671-2223 Galleria Real Estate

WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 1st Floor. Newly renovated. Stove & refrigerator incl. Washer/ Dryer hookup. No pets. $950. Call 203-464-7880 or 203-294-9010 WLFD Right on Center St. Ample parking, great exposure 1500SF w/full bsmt. Great opportunity to be right on Center. CAIR, conf rm, storage. A must see. $1250/mo. Call Kathy 203-265-5618

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“Busy Call Center” Fosdick Fulfillment Corporation has immediate openings for full time and part time telephone representatives in our call center. Candidates should have prior customer service experience, a clear speaking voice, typing and computer skills and a pleasant telephone personality. $10.00/hr starting rate. Interested candidates should apply in person to Fosdick Fulfillment Corporation, 26 Barnes Industrial Road North, Wallingford, CT between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

HELP WANTED INSURANCE agency seeks commercial & personal lines rater. Current ins lic & exp req. Email: NAIL TECHNICIAN WANTED EXPERIENCE AND A FOLLOWING A PLUS BUT NOT NECESSARY. FT/PT HOURS AVAILABLE IN OUR CHESHIRE SALON. GREAT WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND TEAM TO SEPND THE DAY WITH! PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL DANA AT 203-250-7709. PT NUTRITION SITE WORKER at Senior Center. Set up, preparation, serving and clean up for hot lunch program. Must have knowledge of nutrition and food service standards. $9.00/hour starting rate. Apply at Personnel Department, 142 East Main Street, 06450 by November 27, 2009. E.O.E. RECEPTIONIST/ASSISTANT For Eye doctor’s office. Experience preferred. PT/FT. Apply: PO Box 882, Southington, CT 06489 RESIDENT SERVICES COORDINATOR Housing Authority seeks Resident Services Coordinator for senior housing. Tenant outreach, service coordination, mediation. Social service exp. required. 28 hrs/wk. 203-2695173. Send resume to WHA, 45 Tremper Dr., Wlfd, CT 06492 RESTAURANT- 3 yrs min. experience. Must have reliable transportation. All positions available. Apply in person: Bubba’s Sportsmen Cafe, 2730 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin.

SUPER Customer Service Reps Wanted

GOT Drive? Taxi Drivers wanted. Immediate openings with a P/S License. We are busy! Offering new driver discounts. Call 203-934-2096 ext141

Speed Staffing is now accepting applications and resumes for future FT/PT temporary TELEPHONE REPRESENTATIVES. Candidates should have 1 year prior customer service exp, preferably in a call center environment. The candidates must also have a clear speaking voice, typing & computer skills and a pleasant phone personality. Candidates must also be reliable, courteous, conscientious, and flexible. Bilingual a plus, especially Spanish and FrenchCanadian. $10/hr to start. If interested, please call (203)379-0390 or apply in person between 10:00am and 2:00pm. Speed Staffing, LLC, 500 So. Broad St., Meriden, Entrance E. TELEPHONE SALES - Full time/part time. Hourly rate plus bonus. Call (203) 265-4620 ask for Al. TUTORS WANTED After school program Meriden & other areas TOP PAY $25-$55/hr Call: 860-881-6463

Nutrition Manager


This position supports and assists families through a case management model. This position also assists with the completion of the child health requirements and other required screenings and asssessments. Min requirement Associates degree in social work/services or human sercices or related human services field. Bilingual strongly encouraged to apply. Starting salary is $28,209 annually. Applications and copies of job descriptions may be obtained by calling (203) 238-9166 or coming by the CDI HS Office at 398 Liberty St., Meriden. The closing date for accepting applications is December 11, 2009 at 5pm. GET paid for helping families solve financial problems. Training no exper. req. 203-464-9785


WALLINGFORD 1 Bedroom. $725 +util. Washer/dryer. New carpet & painted. Sec deposit and ref req. Call 203-671-0471

WALLINGFORD 2BR/5Rm, 1st Flr. Remodeled. Carpet. Fully Appl’d. Quiet in town locale. Util not incl. Avail now! No pets. $875/ month. Call 203435-6790 pm




WALLINGFORD 2BR., 1 1/2 baths. W/D. New flooring. AC, Pool, tennis. No smoking/Pets. $1250 + sec. Call 203-214-5150

MERIDEN 8620 SF Commercial with retail exposure. Loading dock w/drive-in door. Lobby. $2450/month. (860) 384-4205 WALLINGFORD-1,200 sqft bay avail in fenced in property. 20ft ceilings, 14x14 drs, bathrm, electric, heat & water. Great price! Call 203-272-4216

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770 WLFD. Studio Newly renovated, Hdwd flrs, private driveway, No pet 203-284-2077/203-654-6190 YALESVILLE-2BR, 1 bath, heat & HW incld. Off-st-parking. $950/mo. No pets/smoking. Call 203-376-3691

10’ x 20’ & 20’ X 45’ w/electricity. Available Dec 1. 203-751-1977 WALLINGFORD - 2 BR apt, offstreet parking, avail now, 3rd floor, $850 incl all utils, 203530-1840


To assess the nutritional status of all children and provide them with nutritionally adequate meals that meet all of their age appropriate needs. Ensure that all grant requirements are in compliance with regulations. A.S. or B.S. Degree in Food and Nutrition + 2 yrs foodservice exp. Registered Dietician. CACFP exp. preferred. Valid CT Driver’s License required. Salary to be determined. 30 hrs/wk. Apply at:

New Opportunities, Inc. 232 North Elm St. Waterbury, CT 06702 or email resume to EOE

Speed Staffing is now accepting applications for FT/PT WAREHOUSE POSITIONS. Candidates must be physically fit, stand on your feet for long periods, and read & speak English. Bilingual is a plus. We are also seeking candidates capable of unloading trucks, containing boxes of 30 - 80 pounds. The candidates must also have the ability to follow directions, as well as be reliable, courteous, conscientious, and flexible. Also should have reliable transportation. $8/hour to start. If interested, please call (203)379-0390 or apply in person between 10:00am and 2:00pm. Speed Staffing, LLC, 500 So. Broad St., Meriden, Entrance E.


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


203-237-2122 EXCAVATING HOUSE CLEAN Outs, Garages Basements, Attics, Yards Big or Small..... We Take It All Free Estimates. Call Ed.

K & A ENTERPRISES Water & sewer lines, inground tank removal, drainage, grading, additions, pavers. Insured. Reg# 571435 203-379-0193 FOUNDATIONS For additions & garages. Excavating & drainage. Call Stepping Stones. 203-6313181 CT #604493

DON’T Freeze this WINTER! Call Duane Plumbing, heating & cooling. Annual furnace & boiler tune-ups & cleanings. Quality work. Major credit cards. Low rates. 203-3798944 #400335-S1

HOME IMPROVEMENTS ALBERT’S HOME REPAIR All types of home repair & powerwashing, snowplowing, phone wiring, carpentry. Ins & lic. # HIC-0623837 203-879-4731 or 203-592-1148 ALBERT’S HOME REPAIR Roofs, decks, windows, doors siding, floors, sheetrock, gutters. Ins & lic. # HIC-0623837 203-879-4731 or 203-592-1148

FENCING CHEAPER THAN A DUMPSTER! Garages, Attics, Basements, Brush, Pools, Decks, etc. Senior discounts. 203-238-0106 DEBRIS removal of any kind. Demolition sheds, pools, etc. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430

CORNERSTONE FENCE & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203-237-GATE CT Reg #601060







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


Neighborhood Handyman, LLC. Specializing in smaller jobs. Indoor/outdoor. CT Reg #611858 Matt 860-877-2549

A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS FOUNDATIONS For additions & garages. Excavating & drainage. Call Stepping Stones. 203-6313181 CT #604493


Roll-Off Dumpsters 15 yard roll-off - $350 20 yard roll-off - $450 Empire Construction, LLC 203-537-0360

LAWN & GARDEN FALL clean-ups. No job to big or small. Please call 203-630-2152 OAK Lawn Landscaping Serving Cheshire & surrounding towns. Fall clean-ups w/or without leaf removal or curbside pickup, weekly lawn cutting avail. Free est. Fully ins. 203-525-4086

LEAF CLEAN-UP POLISH woman can clean your house, office with care. 2nd cleaning 15% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. Kasia 860-538-4885

CT Reg #606277. GIVE us a call, we do it ALL. Free est. 203-631-1325 SCOTT SHOP Handyman Service “Honey-Do List Specialist” Indoor or outdoor - we do it all. (203) 715-2951 CT Reg #839824

JACK Biafore, LLC Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. In business over 50 yrs. CT# 623849 (203) 537-3572


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

LANDSCAPING FALL C/U, Spec. Vac, Hedge Trimming & more. New clients always welcome. Com/Res. Free est. Walter 203-619-2877 JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Fall cleanups, gutter cleaning & snow removal! Comm/ Resid. Lic & fully ins. Free Estimates. Top quality work. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311 GARY Wodatch Lawn & Landscaping Complete Fall clean-ups. Quick Courteous Srv. Est ‘85. All calls returned. Lic ins. #566326. 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430


Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrms, additions. 203-237-0350. CT Reg. #516790

MIRKEL PAINTING Popcorn ceilings. Interiors from $125. All work fully warrantied. CT Reg #569864. Ed 203-824-0446 L & E PAINTING Spruce Up Your Home or Business! Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg #623250 Call Trevor (203) 938-3789 DEBISHOP’S Maintenance Int, ceiling, walls, drs, trim. Also faux painting 860-628-9751


SERVICES OFFERED SNOW Blower Tune Up & Repair Starting at $75. Pick Up/Delivery available. Barsin Products (203) 239-6997


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

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



Dethatching, lawn sweeping, shrub and tree trimming, weeding flower beds, gutter cleaning, roof cleaning, edging flower bedding, sidewalks, walkways. Your leaves can be picked up at the curbside or a full service with the removal of leaves and fallen limbs. Call 203-715-2301 CT#619909

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

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

FALL CLEAN-UP Vac Truck, curbside pickup. Mowing and much more. 203-927-2681 203-237-8169

Untouchable Property Srv Bad shingles loose heat. Call us now and save $250 to $500 on your new roof. Lic#0606476 860-614-8449

OAK Lawn Landscaping Serving Cheshire & surrounding towns. Fall clean-ups w/or without leaf removal or curbside pickup, weekly lawn cutting avail. Free est. Fully ins. 203-525-4086

Gonzalez Construction

Junk removal. 203-886-5110

DEBISHOP’S Maintenance Removing metal/wood debris. Shed, demolition 860-628-9751

Family run 42yrs. EPDM, Siding, cleaning gutters, roof repairs. We Beat Any Quote! 203-639-8389 CT #573358


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JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We clean Estates, house, office, attic, cellar, gar, yd. Spring C/U. 860-575-8218/203-535-9817 10% off if you mention this ad

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

Quality ● Clean/Neat ● Honest! A guaranteed job at a good price! Days, Nights, Wknds - Same Price



CASCIO Mason. Chimney repair, sidewalks, walls, brick work, etc. CT Reg #611774. 203-265-7826 or cell 860-398-1223


Home Doctor Tiny repairs-Major renovations Custom Carpentry, plumbing, elec, gutters cleaned. 42 yrs exp. 203-639-8389 CT 573358


SW Chimney Srv 860-205-4244 Full chimney mntnc & repair $109.99 chimney cleaning Reg. price $139.99 CT #610372


C&M CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS done by carpenters. Free estimate. Complete home improvements. 203-238-1449 CT Reg #578107

HEDGE TRIMMING No Hedge/shrub too big, small or tall. Fully Ins. Free estimates. Quality Landscaping, LLC. WWW.QLSLLC.COM Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118


GARAGE DOOR SERVICE Installation & Repairs CT #600415 203-235-9865

We clean Estates, house, office, attic, cellar, gar, yd. Fall C/U. 860-575-8218/203-535-9817

Property & Lawn Maintenance, landscaping, stone work. WWW.QLSLLC.COM CT Reg #620306 Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118


MINGRINO’S LANDSCAPING Complete Fall clean-up & curbside pickup. Gutters cleaned. CT# 611980 (203) 537-7202 JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Fall Cleanups, Gutter Cleaning & Snow Removal. Comm/ Resid. Lic & fully ins. Free estimates. Top quality work. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311

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



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



203-294-9889 Expert De-Icers Commerical Specialists. Nicholas J Murano LLC, Member: Snow and Ice Management Assn L & E PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Snow Plowing Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg. #623250 Call Trevor (203) 938-3789

TREE SERVICES YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. FIREWOOD 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 28 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Srv. Free Est. Fully insured. 203-294-1775 GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430

PRICKER REMOVAL RICK’S AFFORDABLE Fall clean-ups, curbside pickup, brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or small. 11 yrs exp. 203-530-4447.

CT Reg. #516790


Precision Landscaping Specializing in commercial snow plowing & removal service. Guaranteed Service Satisfaction. Professional landscape serv. Fully ins. Est 1995. Call 203-634-3051






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

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Your Professional Roofer New Roofs, Reroofs, Tearoffs We fix leaks too! 203-269-3559 CT Reg#565514 ORTIZ Roofing & Siding - Fully insured & licensed. Sr. discount. CT Reg #611774. 203-265-7826 or cell 860-398-1223

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