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Friday, December 10, 2010

Carolers serenade the crowds on the Southington Town Green on Hospitality Night, Dec. 3.

Photos by Stacey McCarthy

Gavin Atkins turns on the lights on the Southington Town Green with his parents Tiffany and A.J. to begin the Dec. 3 Hospitality Night.

Photo by Deb Mikan

At Christmas in the Village in Plantsville on Dec. 2, Mrs. Santa Claus shares a snuggle with Emma Bromage and Jadyn Tine.

’Tis the season for celebration By Kimberly Primicerio Special to The Citizen

Visitors to downtown Southington received a warm and friendly welcome last Friday to the 28th annual Hospitality Night, an evening celebrating the holiday season. Many merchants and businesses were open later than usual, offering patrons cookies and other treats. “I like it. It’s nice seeing the restaurants and businesses open. You go to places you wouldn’t normally walk into,” said Southington resident Stephanie Harriot. It was Harriot’s first time enjoying the refreshments at Hospitality Night, which was held Dec. 3. Eryen LaLonde, owner of

The Auracle gift shop and pottery studio at 1 N. Main St., has been organizing the event for the past 10 years. She sends invitations to all the local merchants asking them to participate. Some take part in a scavenger-hunt-like activity. Maps are given to visitors who go to each business on the map. At each destination, maps are rubber-stamped. Once all the locations on the map have been stamped, the map is handed in at The Auracle and entered into a raffle for prizes. LaLonde said the map activity has been going on for years. Linda Calabro, of Southington, and her sisterin-law, Roxanne CalabroInnes, hunted for stamps. “It’s fun. We go into a local

business, chitchat and then move on,” Calabro said. “The hot apple cider is really good, too.” Calabro bid on and won a gift basket at the First Congregational Church auction on Hospitality Night two years ago. She gave the basket to her sister-in-law, who loved it so much she just had to go to the event. CalabroInnes has been coming to Hospitality Night and the church’s auction since then. “We got hooked,” she said. As visitors wandered through the downtown area, Southington High School cheerleaders gathered and sang carols in their blue and white warm-up uniforms. A long line of people waiting See Celebration, page 6

Community gardens may grow in town this spring By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen In the beginning stages, but still a prospective concept for garden lovers in Southington, the town council has discussed the possibility of implementing community gardens in some of the town’s open space on Goat Island in Plantsville, directly adjacent to the linear walking trail. “Right now we are getting into the stage of actually setting it up,” said Bonnie Sica, member of the Southington Open Space Committee. “We will hopefully have it up and ready for the planting season.” Assistant Town Planner Dave Lavallee said the project is in “infant stages” right now. “We definitely are moving forward with it,” he said. The gardens were proposed at the Nov. 22 town council meeting, and Sica said 20 4-foot by 10-foot plots are being considered for the gardens, which would be raised beds, See Gardens, page 26


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Student’s mission yields 600-plus toys for children he’ll never meet By Robin Lee Michel The Southington Citizen

“People we didn’t even know dropped things off,” the mother said.

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age. There were dozens of Beanie Babies and miniature cars. Many days, more donations filled the box they placed on the front porch.



three days six more bags were ready for pick up from the school. “The response was tremendous,” she said. As the piles of playthings grew, their home became a sorting center as they organized the goods according to


Brian Durocher wasn’t concerned what the store clerk would think when he purchased nine baby dolls. All he was thinking about was getting suitable toys for children he will never meet. In two months, his toy collection, “It Starts with a Smile,” resulted in more than 650 toys that will be distributed to children in Haiti. Lori Durocher, Brian’s mother, is a patient of Southington internist Dr. Anthony Ciardella. It was from him that she learned about his 2010 trip to Haiti and that he wanted to collect toys the youngest residents. When she went home, she told Brian, 11, about their conversation. “He said, ‘Why do they need toys? Don’t they have enough?” What resulted was a lifechanging lesson for him in many ways: helping the less fortunate and realizing one boy can move a community to action. Brian decided he wanted to collect toys because “I thought of helping other kids that don’t have electronics and basic stuff,” he said. He was surprised to learn that some of the Haitian children don’t even own a toy but play with sticks or things they craft. He approached his sixthgrade homeroom teacher Katherine Sullivan at John F. Kennedy Middle School about the idea. She agreed to place a collection box in the classroom and a notice was published in the schools’ monthly newsletter. Brian, who said he is very shy, put together a presentation for the National Junior Honor

Society. His sister, Emily, a Southington High School student, also got involved. Brian set a goal for 600 toys for the drive. “We started with two laundry baskets,” Lori said. In three days there were six bags of toys, and in another

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, December 10, 2010

Watkinson School travelers serve poor in Dominican Republic

Twenty-three travelers from Watkinson School’s Global Studies Program spent the T h a n k s g iv ing holiday in LaRomana, Dominican Republic, for Jeff one week of Kamradt service to the very poor Haitians who live in that region. Hosted by the Good Samaritan Hospital, an organization linked to the Massachusetts-based Good Samaritan Mission Council, the travelers spent their week helping displaced

20 years. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the team brought medicine and resources to buy food, collected from generous friends, family and colleagues of team members. Student travelers raised more than $1,000 with a school carwash to help their cause. The group, led by Watkinson’s Global Studies Program Director Steve Riege, of West Hartford, and Communication Director Jenni French, of Wallingford, was comprised of 12 students ages 10 to 18, and 11 faculty

Haitians who live in sugar cane work camps, also known as bateys. T w o Southington residents, Jeff Kamradt and his son, Michael K a m r a d t , Michael were among Kamradt the participants. The team held five medical clinics, treated 406 patients, distributed 450 food kits, and built 30 water filters. The water filters, which cost $100 each, provide clean water to a family for at least

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Beautiful artwork emerges from extinct Irish alphabet

Sometimes a good idea and two people can result in a unique business. At least, that’s all it took for Chris Conway and his wife, Colleen, to start their Ogham Art business, a (mostly) online store that designs several gift items written in the ancient Irish written language, Ogham. “I’ve always been very interested in my Irish background and my Irish roots,” said Chris, whose idea it was

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originally to begin the business. “In 1993 I took a summer course at Trinity College in Photo courtesy of Dublin on pre-Christian Celtic traditions and there was a lot of free time afforded to us to kind of explore the country and I came across these Ogham stones out in the country.”

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Colleen and Chris Conway, from left, stand with some samples of artwork they created based on an ancient Irish alphabet known as Ogham. Ogham itself is an alphabet composed of a series of intersecting and perpendicular lines. While great for oneword prints and monogrammed note cards, the system died out around 700 A.D., See Extinct, page 9

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wrote their letters to Santa, describing what they want Continued from page 1 for Christmas. Brooke Zimmer, 4, was for horse-drawn carriage with her mother, Kim. They rides in front of Bank of were writing a note asking America. In the bank, people for a Dora the Explorer backwere also waiting in line to pack. Zimmer said the bag pay a visit to Santa and his has a map, binoculars and all elves. Children and their par- kinds of fun gadgets in it. Brooke said she has been ents anxiously waited to sit good all year and thinks on St. Nick’s lap. The Barnes Museum was she’ll get what she wants. She also open Friday evening; also wrote to Santa that she volunteers were giving free wanted arts and crafts. “We came last year, it was a tours of the historical house. The museum, which had lot of fun,” said Zimmer, a been lavishly decorated by Southington resident. “It the Orchard Valley Garden puts us in the holiday spirit.” The Village of Plantsville Club, also held an open house started the holiday festivities on Saturday. Downstairs at The Aura- the previous evening with its cle, children sat down and traditional Christmas in the


Village. This was the 22nd year for the event. As in Southington, many businesses were open and serving refreshments. Santa was at Southington Fire Company Two and Mrs. Claus sat at a computer shop. Outside the fire station on West Main Street, dozens of families stood in line waiting for Santa to arrive. When a fire engine came honking up the street, the crowd cheered as a jolly Santa and his elf got off the truck, ready to talk to the youngsters who were staying warm inside the firehouse. Firefighters also served up hot homemade soup, which warmed many cold visitors. Firefighter Brian Badgley said the soup is made every year by an in-house chef. “It’s a specialty,” he said. Although the two holiday celebrations have many simiSee Celebration, page 17

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Long-time grocer dies; known for his friendly service By Dan Ivers Special to The Citizen As one of 15 children, Sal Dominello had plenty of relatives to go a ro u n d . Those who knew him, h o w e v e r,


said he left everyone he knew with the impression that they were family. Dominello, who died Saturday at 84, grew up with nine brothers and five sisters at a home on North Spring Street in Meriden, but he made his living in Southington. After years working as a butcher and managing the meat department at a First

National grocery store, he married Harriet Kordys, who would be his wife for more than 58 years, and relocated to the neighboring town. Not long after, he bought a small grocery store on Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike close to the Meriden line, calling it Sal’s Super Market. When the construction of Interstate 691 forced the

business to move, he bought a 1.3-acre plot just down the road at the intersection of Meriden Avenue and Pratt Street, where Sal’s remained for the better part of four decades. It shut its doors for the last time in May 2001. One of Dominello’s brothers, Matthew, a Meriden city councilor and former mayor who is the last surviving brother, went into business

with Sal managing First National locations, but he said Sal decided to leave so he could be closer to the customers. “He decided he wanted to go out on his own. He liked people and being around people. He worked hard at it,” Matthew Dominello said. A longtime parishioner of

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, December 10, 2010

Wishes come true thanks to goodness of post office By Deanne Scaringe Special to The Citizen

Whenever I begin to doubt the goodness of humanity, I get a reminder that goodness certainly does exist — sometimes in the most unexpected places. Fourteen years ago, when

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word for “friend” in Gaelic and I would paint it [in Ogham].” He added he also gave a few to his relatives in Ireland who, although they live over there, still remain not as versed in Ogham. “It’s almost like over here, while we understand something about Native American culture, it’s not like we’re all fully versed in what all the symbolism means,” he said. At the entrance to the Conways’ home in Southington, three Ogham prints are lined up on the staircase wall to lead you into their home. The first one is the word “Clann,” which is the Irish word for

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not long after its inception around the fourth century A.D. because of it’s difficulty. Written out, one sentence or short phrase in Ogham can easily take up an entire piece of paper. Colleen said it ended up looking rather “clumsy,” and that it couldn’t live the way it was. “It didn’t last very long; they adopted the Latin alphabet,” she said. “The people who created this did it as a way to represent their spoken word because they didn’t have anything written down and the Latin alphabet didn’t support them.” Chris said the version he uses on his products is probably the oldest version out there, with the one exception being the letter “P.” “It evolved and there’s different variations of it, so one of the things was figuring out what the consensus was,” he said about choosing which version of the alphabet to use. As for the letter “P,” Chris said the Irish people used a

soft version of their letter “B,” or “beith,” but since the introduction of other cultures, with St. Patrick being used as an example, the letter was added later to their written form of the language as “peith.” Conway said his interest grew in the language after several visits to Ireland and Great Britain, and when his son was born during the winter, he needed something to do in the house, at which point he bought himself a watercolor paint kit and began making prints of different words in Ogham. “I started giving them to people as gifts,” he said. “So we would go to a friend’s house and I would do the


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When all was tallied, 211 stuffed animals, cars and balls were collected at the school and 208 items were donated by neighbors, friends and residents. “I had no idea people would be so generous. People came out of the woodwork,”

Lori said. Brian said after sorting the collection he realized it was lacking in some areas; there were only few dolls and balls, and nothing for babies. He and his mother went to many stores where they purchased 58 foam balls, soft dolls and 36 baby toys like jingle balls and rattles. In all, 230 toys were purchased with the $249 in donations. “He

had 25 cents left,” Lori said. In late November, Brian walked into the Dr. Ciardella’s office carrying tote after tote filled with toys. The physician, whom Brian had never met, was amazed as the pile grew. He chatted with Brian about his mission and why he did it, and thanked him many times. “I was totally impressed by the fact an 11-year-old



principal of Kennedy Middle School, summed up “It Starts with a Smile.” “As a principal, I’m always thrilled when students become involved in a community service project,” Campagnano said. “How great is it that this not only benefits children from another country but one of the things he shared with me it really makes you feel more appreciative of what you have. Everyone is better because of it.” “This was a real positive experience for him as a human being. He realized ‘I can make a difference,” Lori said.

would take this on as a project for kids in Haiti. They are desperately in need of toys,” Dr. Ciardella said. “They live in tents or on the ground. I saw that when I was there as a real need.” The physician, who has also taken four medical trips to Mexico, plans to return to Haiti in the spring. He has arranged for the World Cares Center charity to transport Brian’s toys to Haiti before Christmas. “It gives me faith in young people nowadays. It shows me there are young people do care about the world outside their own sphere,” Dr. Ciardella said. Angelo Campagnano,

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members and parents, including Watkinson’s Head of School John Bracker, of Hartford, and Upper School Head Sandy Garcia, also of Hartford. While the school also offers service trips to Cambodia and Mexico, this is the school’s first trip that afforded students the opportunity to travel and work alongside their parents and siblings; in the premier year, three complete families made the trip. A team blog documented the trip through personal stories and pictures at: . On the blog, Jeff Kamradt wrote in part: “The Dominican Republic is an assault to the senses. This definitely isn’t meant as a criticism. Just an observation. “Hearing is the most obvious. The city of LaRomana is bustling with the activity of its 400,000-plus residents. Stray dogs walk the street and “communicate” with each other. Roosters start their day early. In the Baraca

Bautista church, volume was equated with depth of belief. The percussion section at the Toros baseball game was explosive and spirited. “The country is full of smells. Sugar cane fields are being burned and the smoke will fill the air. The cooking in Casa Pastorale ... fills the air with delicious, enticing aromas. On the bateys, the sense of smell is challenged in a variety of ways. Too many people in too small a space living with their animals explains it best. “Your sense of touch is rewarded by the gentle hand of a small child grabbing it as you walk house-to-house delivering food. More of a challenge is the itching/irritation of the inevitable mosquito bite. “The greatest sense challenged is your sight. They are exposed to a range of images. The country is devastatingly beautiful. ‘Scenescapes’ of trees, small mountains and valleys can take your breath away. The repetitive rows of sugar cane can be hypnotizing even as the bus jostles you down the dirt roads leading to the batey. Your eyes are blessed by the angelic faces of

young Haitian children with their disarming smiles. “However, many images are disturbing: the malnourished baby we transported from batey Plumata, ‘houses’ for a family of eight made from corrugated metal we saw in batey 50, the young boy from Guazabal peering between the school window slats as we prepared our lunch. “I will let the pictures finish my story.” Michael Kamradt wrote: “First off, I would like to say a big hello to all my Watkinson friends and family. I love you all and miss you so much. After Day 4, I have come to realize that photography is an excellent way to remember the experience

you have seen. A photo is like a thousand words. You can remember a close encounter you had with a person or a story. Whether they are happy or sad, they show their life and how much they have been through. I am glad I have been able to get this experience and cant wait to see what comes in the future. Here I have posted three of my favorite photos of mine from day 4.” The service trip to the Dominican Republic is part of Watkinson’s popular Global Studies program that has curricular, co-curricular, travel, and service learning components. The mission of Watkinson’s Global Studies Program is to develop in students the power to be knowl-

edgeable and effective world citizens — acting locally and globally — and to foster respect for diverse people and cultures. Students who successfully complete the rigorous requirement of the Global Studies Program earn a second diploma, in addition to a traditional high school diploma, upon graduation. Watkinson School is located in Hartford. — Watkinson School

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The First Congregational Church of Southington, located opposite the town green at 37 Main St., will offer Be Still: Contemplative Worship at 6 p.m. on the third Sunday each month (Dec. 19) in its historic meetinghouse. The service will include about 10 minutes of silence and have worshippers light prayer candles during the prayer time. The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper and a blessing by anointing will also be offered. The public is welcome.

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The public is invited to join the celebration of Christmas at Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St., Plantsville, through any of the upcoming services and events: On Sunday, Dec. 12, the annual

Christmas pageant will be held during the 10 a.m. worship service, and there will also be Christmas caroling for local shut-ins from 4 to 6 p.m. On Sunday, Dec. 19, the chancel choir will present its annual Christmas Cantata during the 10 a.m. service. On Friday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, there will be a family service at 6:30 p.m. and a candlelight service at 11 p.m. For more information, call the church office at (860) 6285595.

Christmas thru the eyes... Faith Baptist Church of Southington, at 243 Laning Street, will be welcoming a representative from Chosen People Ministries who will be giving a presentation on the subject of “Christmas through the eyes of a Jewish believer.” The date of this presentation is Sunday, Dec. 12, 6 p.m. There is no admission fee, however a freewill

offering will be taken to benefit Chosen People Ministries. The public is invited. For more information, call (860) 628-8147.

Blue Christmas at First Baptist People who are grieving are welcome to attend the annual Blue Christmas service Monday, Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m., at First Baptist Church, 581 Meriden Ave. For people who are mourning a loss — whether it is of a loved one, divorce, unemployment, estrangement or another reason — the service can offer healing and hope. The program will include scripture, lighting of candles, prayer and special music. Participants will receive an ornament upon which they can write their loved one’s name or words and hang it upon the tree at the church or take home. “Some people find this season painful, not joyful,”

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YMCA in 1969, he went on to teach physical education at Benjamin Franklin and Vance Schools in New Britain, retiring in 1979. While with the YMCA, he had the opportunity to travel. He was a fencing judge in the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinski, Finland, and also attended the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City with other YMCA professionals. He was a member of a delegation of YMCA professionals to tour YMCAs around the world. Photography was his hobby as he continued to travel throughout the U.S. and the world with his wife, Ruthe, during his retirement. He was a member of South Church in New Britain, was an associate member of the Congregational Church of Plainville, and also belonged to the New Britain Camera Club, the Country Camera Club of Berlin, The Live Y’ers of the New Britain YMCA, and the Photographic Society of America. He is survived by his son, Douglas Boyea Jr. and his


Raymond J. Dufour, 53, of P l a i nv i l l e , died Nov. 21, 2010, at Hartford Hospital. He was born March 26, 1957, in New Britain, to the late Gerard and Olida (Theriault) Dufour. He was a longtime Plainville resident and a member of Our Lady of Mercy Church. He was employed with Wiremold Company for many years in West Hartford. He loved to go fishing and was an avid woodworker. He was a kind man, who was always there to lend a helping hand. His selflessness in life continues in death as he gave the gift of life to others through organ donation. He is survived by his beloved children, Raymond Dufour, of Berlin, and Christina L. Dufour, of New Britain, with boyfriend, Andrew Venturo, of Plainville; his stepmother, Hilda Dufour, of New Britain; his sister, Barbara Levesque and her husband, Gaetan, of Southington; step-siblings, Gil Gauvin and Tina Violette; and his former wife, Sharon Dufour, of Plainville. along with several adored nieces and nephews. The funeral was held Nov. 26, 2010, at Bailey Funeral Home, Plainville. A Mass was held Nov. 27, 2010, at Our

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Thankful for playscape

To the editor: We wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to all those who came to our side in our time of need. When our lives took a turn and we were relying on our faith and hoping that our prayers would be heard, we could never have imagined that our prayers would be answered with such abundance. The Southington community — all of the wonderful people and organizations — helped make such a difference in the lives of my three little boys and our family. We are blessed to have had so many amazing people come into our lives. No words can express how much we appreciate your kindness, generosity and support through these very difficult times. We would like to send special thanks to Rachel Wache,

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Members of the Prado and Perreault families stand near a playscape that was constructed for them through community efforts. one of our many guardian angels; the American Legion Auxiliary and Junior Auxiliary as well for the pasta dinner fundraiser that made the amazing playscape possible for my boys; Kate Kupstis,

how truly amazing you are; Janet Mellon, who has touched so many lives; Southington Community Services; Kathy Reinhard, you have such a kind heart; Calvanese Foundation; Tim

Government Meetings

Monday, Dec. 13 Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14 Zoning board of appeals, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16 Board of fire commissioners, fire headquarters, 310 N. Main St., 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21 Housing authority, Lincoln Lewis Terrace, 43 Academy St., 7 p.m. Planning and zoning commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3 Youth Advisory Board, Southington YMCA,

29 High St., 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4 Planning and zoning commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6 Conservation Commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13 Board of education, town hall council chambers, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20 Open Space Committee, town hall council chambers, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25 Zoning board of appeals, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m.

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Library book collection successful To the editor: The Southington High School Library Improvement and Beautification (LIB) Committee would like to thank all of those who donated books to our cause. We were able to collect several thousand books at the book drive on Dec. 4. While speaking with those who donated books it was quite apparent how precious your books were to you. We will ensure that these books will be put to good use for our young residents. The books will be a great addition to the SHS library as we move forward with the project. In addition, we were able to distribute 50 to 100 age-appropriate books to each Southington elementary and middle school to add to their library collection. The committee would also like to thank The Southington Citizen for covering the SHS library project and book drive. Your assistance made

our book drive a huge success as we begin the journey to upgrade the library. We will continue to seek the support of Southington residents and business owners as the next phase begins. Again, thank you very much and if you would like to donate books to the SHS Library, please contact John Moise, at (860) 628-5083, or Bonnie Sica, at (860) 621-9553. John Moise and Dina DeGumbia Southington John Moise and Dina DeGumbia are co-chairpersons SHS LIB Committee.

Supporting our troops

We ask the citizens of Southington to join us in welcoming the return home of the 90 members of the Southington Armory National Guard group who were deployed in Afghanistan for the past year. These brave men and women unselfishly left their families and jobs, giving up the comforts of home, risking their lives, enduring the challenges of existing in a land and climate so foreign to our own. We thank them and their families for their great personal sacrifices and pray for their healthy and smooth transition back into life here in Connecticut. Some of them are without jobs. Others have returned with health and traumatic issues. We, of the American Legion Auxiliary, would like to provide each of our ninety returning troops a gift certificate for a holiday dinner they can purchase at our local grocery stores. The more we receive the larger the denomination of the gift certificates we can purchase for these families to enjoy together during the holidays. Your gift can be made payable to: American Legion Auxiliary, Kiltonic Unit 72 and mailed to Rachel L. Wache, President, American

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Inquiring Photographer How often do you visit the library? Compiled by Stacey McCarthy

We try to bring the kids once a week. We borrow books and DVDs and go to the puppet shows for the kids. Julie LaRosa Southington

real. When the chestnuts were nicely toasted and makContinued from page 6 ing an assortment of hissing noises, they were dropped larities, Plantsville has the into a large cooler and then distinction of having an outscooped into brown paper door fire at Faith Living bags and handed out. Church and ice sculpting in Judah Thomas, the music the town gazebo. Members of director at Faith Living the church have been “roastChurch, said there were ing chestnuts over the open about 400 to 500 pounds of fire” each year, which they chestnuts that were going to say visitors either love or... be roasted. The tradition of “no thanks.” roasting the chestnuts over Jim Lami’s gloved hands were wrapped around a metal pole with a bucket filled with chestnuts, inches away from the large, blazing bonfire. A first-time chestnut roaster, he was trying to develop a technique. He was shaking the pole back and forth over a large grate that was on top of the roaring fire. “I’m trying to keep my back warm while my face is overheating,” Lami said. “When they snap, crackle and pop, you know they’re done,” Lami said, comparing the nuts to Rice Krispies ce-


the fire during the town’s Christmas celebration has been going on in front of the church for the past 15 years, he said. People usually warm up by the fire, whether they like the chestnuts or not, said Thomas. Across the street under the gazebo, an ice sculpture of Frosty the Snowman was being carved by Kevin

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Christmas wishes

I’m at the library two to three times a week. I’m an avid reader and have read three to five books a week my entire life. I’ve had art shows here and I’m a member of the Arts Council. The library is a huge supporter of the arts. Marjorie Low Southington

Letters We come two times a week. We go to the story time on Thursday and then one other day just to play. Kasha Kasicas Southington

We are here twice a week. We read books and use the computer. Scott Kennedy Plantsville

I come on Tuesday and Thursday. I play on the computer and play with my friends. I like story time and playing music. Mia Kennedy Plantsville

Continued from page 16 Legion Auxiliary, 138 Lawncrest Drive, Southington, CT 06489. With our sincere thanks and warmest wishes for a happy holiday season, Rachel L. Wache Southington Rachel L. Wache is the president of American Legion Auxiliary Kiltonic Unit 72, Southington.

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Santa Claus gives a hug to Charlie Stevens , 3, outside the firehouse before listening to hundreds of youngsters’ holiday wishes.

The Fun CT Fact of the Week Governor Jodi Rell has once again shown her unwavering commitment and dedication to the state’s agricultural community, especially when it comes to Connecticut farmers. She proudly announced last week that she put $350,000 on the State Bond Commission agenda to modernize the Hartford Regional Farmers Market. The funding is expected to be approved when the State Bond Commission meets on Dec. 10. This farmers market, which encompasses more than 280,000 square feet and located with easy access to Interstates 84 and 91, contributes $165 million in annual gross sales to the state’s economy and houses 19 private wholesale businesses and 144 open-air stalls for Connecticut-grown products. Did you know the first packaged seeds to be sold in America were produced, packaged and marketed by the Enfield Shaker Community in 1802. The Enfield Shakers were well-known for farming and gardening. Prior to this, seeds were traded or purchased informally, with little or no reliance that the forthcoming crop would indeed produce what was desired, or the quality or age of the seeds. —Office of Gov. M. Jodi Rell


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Holiday Happenings

MOMS Club collecting toys

‘Stuff-a-Cruiser’ toy drive The Southington Police Department will also be hosting a Stuff-A-Cruiser toy drive on Saturday, Dec. 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in front of Wal-Mart on Queen Street. The drive will benefit community services. Last year the department had a lot of success in its first collection. Children and adults can also use the drive as a chance to climb in a police cruiser and meet several officers. Janet Mellon, executive director of Southington Community Services, said the support from the toy drive and the police department will go a long way. She said this time of year, many people are struggling just to


make ends meet, especially because the economy does not seem to be getting better very quickly.

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The Southington Arts Council, the Calvanese Foundation, Southington Parks and Recreation Department and the Estra Family present “Holiday Dance Spectacular” a children’s version of the Christmas Spectacular on Sunday, Dec. 12, 1 p.m., at the Derynoski Elementary School, 240 Main St. Featured will be guest soloists Keiko Nakamura and Dartanion Reed, of the Hartford City Ballet and performances by Dance City and the Arts. Proceeds benefit the Southington Salvation Army and Southington Community Services. Tickets are available at Dance City and the Arts, The Pepper Pot, The Music Shop, and Southington Parks and Recreation Department. Call (860) 628-4433.


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Nativity production A new production, entitled “The Story of the Nativity: The Birth of Jesus, King and Savior” will be presented at the Church of Saint Dominic, 1050 Flanders Road at the corner of Laning Street in Southington, on Sunday, Dec. 19, at 4 pm. As a special feature, the H.I.S. contemporary music group, chorus and cast will close the program with a selection of favorite Christmas carols. Open seating. No reserva-

tions required. A reception and refreshments will follow at the Geraghty Parish Center. The public is welcome.

p.m., and on Sunday, Dec 19, from noon to 4 p.m. Adults are background checked and certified in safe church practices with children. The proceeds benefit church youth programs. There is a charge for the babysitting. To reserve a spot, call (860) 5849716 and leave message.

Kids’ Christmas Movie Night Faith Baptist Church, 243 Laning St., Southington, will show the movie, “The Little Drummer Boy,” Friday, Dec. 10, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The event will also include crafts, stories, cookies and the show. This is free and open to the public. For more information, call (860) 628-6996.

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The Southington Fire Department Co. 2 will hold its Christmas Tree Sale at the Plantsville Fire Department, 120 W. Main St., until Dec. 24. Trees will be for sale Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 5 to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. There is a cost per tree and there is free delivery within Southington.

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On Tuesday, Dec. 14, at 6:30 p.m., grade 5 classes from Hatton Elementary School will be singing at the Southington YMCA tree lighting ceremony, 29 High St. The public is welcome to the festivities.

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Southington businesses are collecting new, unwrapped toys through Dec. 17 to benefit less-fortunate people in the community. Donations will be distributed by Southington Community Services Adopt-a-Family, Toys for Tots and holiday programs. Businesses with drop-off

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First Santa at Sloper

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The Southington Elks Lodge 1660 will present an interactive hilarious dinner theater, “For Better & For Worse,” a Italian comedy wedding, Friday, Dec. 31 at lodge, located at 114 Main St. Dinner will be by Manor Inn. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show time is 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. There will be a DJ and dancing until 1 a.m. with a champagne toast at midnight. There is a charge to attend. For more information, call the lodge tap room, (860) 6286682 or Lisa, (860) 747-3897. No refunds.

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Local young dancers to perform in ‘The Nutcracker’

The Ballet Theatre Company has announced that Natalie and Lauren Brennan, of Southington, and Anna Erickson, of Plantsville, will be performing in the company’s ninth annual production of “The Nutcracker.” Sixty local children along with 14 professional dancers from New York City will be performing in the entertaining, magical and classic performance. In addition to these very talented dancers, audiences may see local “celebrities” on stage. Performances will be held from Thursday, Dec. 16 through Sunday, Dec. 19, at the Carol Autorino Center for the Arts and Humanities on the Saint Joseph College

Campus, West Hartford. Artistic director is Roman Baca, a U.S. Marines war veteran, deployed in 2005 to Fallujah, Iraq. Baca has performed in the 2007 and 2008 BTC Nutcracker productions and teaches at Ballet Theatre Academy, the teaching arm of BTC. “This is an exciting opportunity for me to create an all new, yet classic production and choreography, for BTC,” Baca said. He has also directed a number of performances with BTC and is the Artistic Director of Exit 12 Dance Company in New York City; a talented and accomplished company of professional dancers that performs throughout the Northeast.


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Entertainment News

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Southington Briefs

Food drive on Sunday

Dec. 18. Donations can be made payable to ALA (American Legion Auxiliary), Kiltonic Unit 72. Send donations to in care of Rachel Wache, president; 138 Long Crest Drive, Southington, CT 06489. For more information, call (860) 621-0890.

A food drive will be held Sunday, Dec. 12, from 8 a.m. to noon, at Southington Community Services, 91 Norton St., Plantsville. Items most needed are cereal (healthy choices), peanut butter, jelly, pasta and sauce, kid-friendly snacks, canned or boxed juices, and canned meats including chili, tuna, chicken, Spam and Vienna sausages.

Children seek lost cat A small black cat, with a white patch on her neck, named Winnie, has been missing since Nov. 23 in the Farmstead Road area which is close to Hart Street. There are signs posted in the neighborhood. The children are missing the cat and would like the publics help in locating their pet. If anyone has any information, call (860) 426-0075 or (860) 518-4699.

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Denise Champion

Denise (Deshaies) Champion, 57, died sur rounded by her loving family on Nov. 24, 2010. She was born in New Bedford, Mass., on July 14, 1953, the daughter of Gabrielle (Prefontaine) Deshaies, of Southington, and

the late Leo J. Deshaies. She grew up in Meriden, attended St. Stanislaus School in Meriden and Mercy High School in Middletown. She graduated from Middlesex Community College in Middletown. She had resided in Southington since 1975. She will be remembered as a longtime volunteer and then an employee of Girl Scouts of Connecticut where she was last employed as the regis-

tration manager. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Mark Champion; her daughters, Krista and husband, Sean Quinn, of Middletown, Karyn and husband, Nicholas Kamm, of East Hartford, Kelly Champion and her fiance, Thomas Mele, of Plantsville, and Kerry Champion, of Southington; a brother, Daniel J. Deshaies, of Meriden; a sister,

Claire Cerrigone, of Enfield; and four grandchildren who were the light of her life, Tyler, Mark and Kacey Quinn, Jackson Lopez; and other relatives. The funeral was held Nov. 28, 2010, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington. A prayer service was held following calling hours. Burial was at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Lucy Mariani Lucy (Vanni) Mariani, 90, of Southington, died Dec. 1, 2010, at her home. She was the wife of Philip Mariani Sr. and the late Bernard Stasulewicz. She was born in New Britain, on Dec. 12, 1919, and was the daughter of the late Gaetano and Domenica (D’Andrea) Vanni. She was a parishioner of St. Dominic Church. Besides her devoted husband, Philip; she is survived by a daughter, Arlene Pappas and her husband, James, of Southington; a stepson,

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Diane (Buell) Bissoni, 56, of Southington, died Nov. 25, 2010, at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley Memorial Campus. She was the wife of William Bissoni. She was born Oct. 5, 1954, in New Haven, daughter of the late Henry E. and Marion Buell. She was a parishioner of Mary Our Queen Church and a Eucharistic minister of the church. She loved to knit, crochet, crafts and loved to do picture puzzles. Besides her husband she is survived by two sons, Jeffery Bissoni, of Nevada, and William Bissoni Jr., of Dallas. She was predeceased by a son, Michael J. Bissoni. A Mass was held Nov. 30, 2010, at Mary Our Queen Church. Burial was at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St. 1-91 Tech Center, Rocky Hill, CT 06067 or the Susan G. Komen Breast Center Foundation, 350 Church St., Hartford, CT 06103.

Salvatore Dominello Salvatore “Sal” Dominello, 84, of Southington, died Dec. 4, 2010, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Harriet (Kordys) Dominello and had been married for more than 58 years. He was born June 11, 1926, in Meriden, son of the late Salvatore and Theresa (Barillaro) Dominello. Prior to his retirement, he was wellknown in the community as the owner and operator of Sal’s Market where he worked along side of his children and grandchildren and instilled in them the work ethic that they carry with them today. He was a parishioner of Mary Our Queen Church and a great supporter of Catholic education. Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Kath-

leen Michalak, Diane Martin and husband, David, all of Southington; a brother, Matthew Dominello and wife, Helen, of Meriden; three sisters, Gloria Dominello, Mafalda Summers, Yolanda Canalia and husband, Vergilio, all of Meriden; six grandchildren who were the lights of his life, Ryan Michalak and wife, Nicole, David Martin and wife, Kristen, Christy Michalak, Elizabeth Montano and husband, Jared, Lauren Martin, and Todd Michalak; his two very special greatgrandchildren, Tyler Hyjek and Lucy Montano; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his beloved son-in-law, George Michalak, and nephew, Christopher Summers, both of whom worked with him at the market for many years; and by several brothers and sisters. The family would like to extend a special thanks to his guardian angel caregivers, Diane, Agnes, Cindy and Christine who cared for him like their father. The family would also

like to thank Dr. Craig Bogdanski and staff for the excellent care and compassion given to Sal and his family during his illness. The funeral was held Dec. 9, 2010, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, to Mary Our Queen Church, Plantsville, for a Mass. Burial was at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Meriden. Memorial donations may be made to Mary

Our Queen Building Fund, 248 Savage St., Plantsville, CT 06479 or St. Dominic School, 1050 Flanders Road, Southington, CT 06489.

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She was the wife of the late Stanley Bialobrzski. She was born Dec. 16, 1920, in New Britain, to the late Frank and Maryanne Zakrzewski. She was a resident of Plainville for 65 years where she was employed with the Town of Plainville until the age of 80, at the Middle School of Plainville. She was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Church and a

part of the Guild of Our Ladies. She enjoyed volunteering and gave many years to the Plainville Community Food Pantry and 25 years to the American Red Cross. Her love for giving to others will remain with all those who knew her. She is survived by her children, Barbara Engels and her husband, Mike, of Bristol, Shirley Kreidel and

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Lawrence J. Larkin, 84, of Southington, died Dec. 4, 2010. He was the beloved husband of Evelyn (Beach) Larkin and had been married for 61 years. He was born March 7, 1926, in Cleveland, son of the late Fredrick and Margaret (Gaughn) Larkin. He was a very active member of the Knights of Columbus in Ohio where he achieved the level of 4th Degree. In 1962, he was transferred from Ohio to Connecticut and raised his family in Southington and continued to work at Waterbury Farrell Foundry and Machine Company until he retired. He was an avid runner and a member of the Hartford Track Club. He participated in many Senior Olympics Games. He was also an avid sports fan and fisherman. Besides his wife, he is survived by his son, Brian T. Larkin and his wife, Kathy, of Southington; two daughters, Mary Margaret Valentine, of Southington, and Patricia Barber and her husband, James, of Waterbury; eight grandchildren, Amanda Larkin, Christopher Larkin, Jaime Josefiak, Taylor Valentine, Dominic Valentine, Daniel Hungerford, William Lami and Lauren Lami. He was predeceased by his grandson, TJ Valentine. The funeral was held Dec. 9, 2010, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, to Mary Our Queen Church, Plantsville, for a Mass. Burial was with military honors at South End Cemetery.

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Elizabeth L. (Grabowski) Valk, 75, of Southington, died Dec. 1, 2010, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut at New Britain General Campus. She was the wife of Ralph Valk. She was born July 9, 1935, in New Britain, and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Marguerite (Peete) Grabowski. She was employed by J.C. Penney in Meriden and was a parishioner of St. Dominic Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by her two sons, Scott Valk, of Southington, daughter-in-law, Debora, Chad Valk and wife, Tammy, of Southington; a brother, Jack Grabowski, of New Britain; a sister, Mary Wojtusik, of New Britain; three grandchildren, Melissa, Daniel and Madison Valk; along with several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by five brothers and sisters. The family would like to thank The Hospital of Central Connecticut Bradley and New Britain campuses for the care and support given to our mother during her time of illness. Also a special thank you to the intensive care unit team at New Britain. The funeral was held Dec. 6, 2010, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, to St. Dominic Church, Southington, for a Mass. Burial followed in St. Thomas Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to The Hospital of Central Connecticut at New Britain General Campus, 100 Grand St., New Britain, CT 06050 or The Hospital of Central Connecticut at Bradley Memorial Campus, 81 Meriden Ave., Southington, CT 06489.

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Ongoing — The Southington Fire Department Co. 2 will hold its Christmas Tree Sale at the Plantsville Fire Department, 120 W. Main St., until Dec. 24. Trees will be for sale Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 5 to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. There is a cost per tree and there is free delivery within Southington.



Babysitters while shopping — The youth and leaders of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 145 Main St., Southington, will babysit for children on Friday, Dec. 10, from 6 to 10 p.m., and on Sunday, Dec 19, from noon to 4 p.m. Adults are background checked and certi-


fied in safe church practices with children. The proceeds benefit church youth programs. There is a charge for the babysitting. To reserve a spot, call (860) 584-9716 and leave message. Dana, Irish singer — Dana, the world-renowned Catholic recording artist, will perform a concert Friday, Dec. 10, 7p.m., at St. Thomas Church, in honor of the church’s 150th anniversary. Dana is known for her music and prayer albums. She was selected to sing for the pope in April 2008 at an event at Yankee Stadium. The public is welcome. There is a charge to attend. Drive-thru Nativity — On Friday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m., the Youth Ministry Group of Mary Our Queen Church will present a drive-thru Living Nativity in the parking lot of the church, located at 248 Savage St. Actors will be stationed at scenes as cars drive through the Story of the Birth of Jesus. Each car will be presented with a CD

to play in the car for each scene, experiencing the journey Mary and Joseph took to Bethlehem. No admission fee. Non-perishable food items will be collected to donate to Bread for Life. “The Little Drummer Boy” — Faith Baptist Church, 243 Laning St., Southington, will show the movie, “The Little Drummer Boy,” Friday, Dec. 10, from

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wagon, join in Christmas carols, and have cookies and Continued from page 33 hot chocolate. A small donation and a new toy are re4 p.m., at the high school quested. cafeteria, 72 Pleasant St. “Stuff-a-Cruiser” — The There is an admission price Southington Police Departto attend. Students are free ment will also be hosting a and parents pay a small fee Stuff-A-Cruiser toy drive on when escorted by their stuSaturday, Dec. 11, from 9 dent. Information: contact a.m. to 2 p.m., in front of Dan at (860) 276-8317 or visit Wal-Mart on Queen Street. The drive will benefit comandbackers/fundraisers/comunity services. Children ganfairs.htm. and adults can also use the “Our Town” — The First drive as a chance to climb in Congregational Church a police cruiser and meet Steeple Players will present several officers. “Our Town,” by Thornton Wilder, Saturday, Dec. 11, 2 p.m., at the church, located at 37 Main St. The show is beSunday ing directed by Richard McCarty and produced by Lisa Breakfast with Santa — Belfiore Davis. There is a Breakfast with Santa will be charge to attend. served Sunday, Dec. 12, 8 Santa at Sloper — Two a.m. to noon, at Fire Station local organizations, The Mill No. 3, located on Clark Foundation For Kids and Street in the Milldale secYMCA Camp Sloper are tion of Southington. There sponsoring the first Santa at is a charge to attend and Sloper, 1000 East St., photos with Santa will be Southington, on Saturday available. Christmas pageant — A Dec. 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. FamChristmas pageant will be ilies can come see Santa and held Sunday, Dec. 12, during take a ride in a horse-drawn



the 10 a.m. worship service, at Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St. The public is welcome. ‘Christmas Through the Eyes...’ — Faith Baptist Church of Southington, at 243 Laning Street, will be welcoming a representative from Chosen People Ministries who will be giving a presentation on the subject of “Christmas through the eyes of a Jewish believer.” The date of this presentation is Sunday, Dec. 12, 6 p.m. There is no admission fee, however a freewill offering will be taken to benefit Chosen People Ministries. The public is invited. Information:, call (860) 628-8147. Drive-thru Nativity — On Friday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m., the Youth Ministry Group of Mary Our Queen Church will present a drive-thru Living Nativity in the parking lot of the church, located at 248 Savage St. Actors will be stationed at scenes as cars drive through the Story of the Birth of Jesus. Each car will be presented with a CD to play in the car for

each scene, experiencing the journey Mary and Joseph took to Bethlehem. No admission fee. Non-perishable food items will be collected to donate to Bread for Life. Food drive — A food drive will be held Sunday, Dec. 12, from 8 a.m. to noon, at Southington Community Services, 91 Norton St., Plantsville. Items most needed are cereal (healthy choices), peanut butter, jelly, pasta and sauce, kid-friendly snacks, canned or boxed juices, and canned meats including chili, tuna, chicken, Spam and Vienna sausages. Holiday Dance Spectacular — The Southington Arts Council, the Calvanese Foundation, Southington Parks and Recreation Department and the Estra Family present “Holiday Dance Spectacular” a children’s version of the Christmas Spectacular on Sunday, Dec. 12, 1 p.m., at the Derynoski Elementary School, 240 Main St. Featured will be guest soloists Keiko Nakamura and Dartanion Reed, of the Hartford City Ballet and performanc-

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Dominello Continued from page 7 Mary Our Queen Church, Dominello and his wife had two daughters, Kathleen and Diane, both of whom still live in Southington. Kathleen said her father’s devotion to his family and customers was a lifelong commitment, noting that he showed numerous family members — including nieces, nephews, sons-in-law and his six grandchildren — the ropes of the store over the years. “He enjoyed every minute of what he did,” she said. “He loved mentoring young people, teaching them a good work ethic and to take pride in your work. Education was very important to him.” Even as small, familyowned grocery stores began to disappear from the commercial landscape, Dominello headed back to the small plaza where the market operated nearly every day to serve and chat with his loyal customers. The store closed only after his family was nudging him to retire at age 75. For the past decade, Dominello devoted himself to family, spending time with his grandchildren and escorting his elderly sisters-in-law to doctor’s appointments or local grocery stores. Longtime Southington Chamber of Commerce President Art Secondo attributed the store’s long run to the warm welcome and service customers received from Dominello and his employees. “People like him is what made Sal’s Market have the longevity it had, because they were very personable to the people. They were from another era,” he said. “He made you feel real good when you talked to him. There’s not too many left like him.” Obituary on page 29.

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The Computer Learning Center at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., will offer the following: Late registration for Computer Learning Center winter classes will be held Monday, Dec. 14, 9 a.m., in the Perry Room at Calendar House. The classes available for this session are: Computer Basics for Beginners class is free four week course for people with little or no computer experience; two four week courses: Course 1 Thursday, 9 to 11 a.m. on Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27 and Course 2 Thursday 9 to 11 a.m., Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24; Introduction to Computers: Tuesday. 1 to 3 p.m., Jan. 4 to Feb. 22; Managing Files and Folders: Wednesday, 9 to 11 a.m. Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26; Exploring the Internet: Tuesday, 9 to 11 a.m., Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25, and Feb. 1; Using E-Mail Ef-

fectively: Friday, 9 to 11 a.m., Jan. 7 to Feb. 4; The Many Faces of Google: Thursday, 1 to 3 p.m., Jan. 6 to Feb. 24; eBay and Craigslist: Wednesday, 9 to 11 a.m., Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23. For more information regarding the Computer Learning Center, e-mail Digital Photo Club will meet Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1 p.m. DePaolo Middle School Band and Chorus will perform Thursday, Dec. 16, 1 p.m. Coffee and cake will be served afterward. “It’s a Wonderful Life” will be held Thursday, Dec. 16 after a brief membership meeting with election of officers. Pizza and popcorn will be available. For reservations, call (860) 621-3014. Mohegan Sun “Overnight Getaway”, Uncasville, will be held Jan 27 to 28 includes transportation, hotel, food


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Trio of seniors will be key to boys on court By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen The Blue Knights lost a solid handful of players, but coming into this season off a first round de-

feat to Torrington in the Class LL tournament, head coach Bob Lasbury is again hopeful the Blue Knights will be competitive every game thanks to a trio of talented

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The boys basketball team will be led by the threeheaded monster of Tyler Dube (right), Sal Romano (22) and Jordan Chapman (23).

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Rebuilding the mantra for first-year girls coach By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen One look at the expected roster for this year’s version of the Lady

Knights on the basketball court and an immediate observation can be made – they’re young. Throw in the added adversity of getting used to a brand See Girls, page 41

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Jordyn Nappi (20) bolted for Mercy, as the Lady Knights will rely on senior co-captains Mariah Berry (42) and Tori Munson (21).


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HEAD COACH: Bob Lasbury – 11th year (103-109) RECORD LAST YEAR: 14-8, 9-5 CCC West (3rd), Class LL 1st RD. KEY LOSSES: Nick DeFeo (12.9 points, 2.5 assists per game in 2009-10, all-conference), Mike Shaugnessy, Jordan Lamson, Mike Rhodd (7 points, 7.2 rebounds per game in 0910). KEY RETURNEES: Sr. G Tyler Dube (13 points, 3 assists, 2 steals, 4 rebounds per game in 09-10, all-conference), Sr. G Jordan Chapman (7 points, 3 rebounds per game in 09-10), Sr. C Sal Romano (8.4 points, 9.8 rebounds per game in 09-10), Jr. F Billy Queen, Sr. G Drew Aylett. NEWCOMERS: So. F Alex Borofsky. KEY GAMES: 12/17 @ Masuk, 1/10 @ Northwest Catholic, 1/21 vs. New Britain, 1/25 @ Bulkeley, 2/8 vs. Northwest Catholic, 2/22 @ New Britain. OUTLOOK: The loss of two starters in DeFeo and Rhodd, as well as capable role players Shaugnessy and Lamson leaves the Blue Knights lacking depth in both the frontcourt and backcourt, but talented wings Dube and Chapman, as well as big man Romano provides the core necessary to be competitive in the CCC and possibly on the state level.

returnees. “Three returning starters from last year provide talent at backcourt and center positions,” Lasbury said in his season preview. Senior guards Tyler Dube and Jordan Chapman, as well as senior center Sal Romano are the aforementioned three and will be leaned heavily upon for production. That combination accounted for just about 28 of Southington’s 56.6 points a game last season and the added importance this winter is that the four gone from last year’s team accounted for around 27 points, which pretty much equals the last year’s total output. Coming off a football season in which Dube and Chapman were key components, they’ll enter basketball as leaders in the backcourt. Dube had a very good junior season across the board averaging 13.4 points, 4 rebounds, 2.6 steals and 4 assists per game last season. Chapman, more of a wing

than a ball handler like Dube, was third on the team in three-point shooting last season, but had the best percentage from long range at 34 percent. He will be relied upon for more than his seven points per game from last season. Meanwhile, down low, Romano is a guy who can average a double-double. He came close last season at 8.4 points and 9.8 rebounds. With a full year of center under his belt, Romano can be a force in the

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CCC West and the hope is he averages in double figures in both points and boards. But there is an obvious weakness as Southington enters this winter. “Depth,” Lasbury said simply. With a lot of unknowns going into this winter, Lasbury will lean on some of the younger players to develop quickly and make an impact. “Varsity’s lack of depth will require some of the [junior varsity and freshman] players to step up and play a role for us this year,” he said. In the post, junior forward Billy Queen, who performed well as a varsity role player last season, will be expected to do more, as will newcomer, sophomore Alex Borofsky, a





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The Southington Community YMCA is forming an Adult Coed Volleyball League for men and women, 18 years and older. Whether you are a new or experienced team, we need you. It’s fun, fast-paced, team-oriented and a great way to get into shape and meet new friends. Two leagues are available: one competitive league consisting of 12 weeks of game time and playoffs and a non-competitive league that will play for 10 weeks without playoffs. Teams will consist of 10 adults with at least two females playing at all times. Games will take place at the Southington Community YMCA Gymnasium on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 10 p.m. beginning Jan. 12 through March 30, 2011. There are different costs for competitive teams and noncompetitive teams. Registration for this league begins Dec. 11 and can be made at the Southington Community YMCA Membership Services Desk. There will be no individual sign-ups, teams only. For more information, contact Justine at (860) 426-1904 or e-mail

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new head coach, as well as losing the team’s top scorer to transfer and the assessment can be made that this is a rebuilding season for the Lady Knights. New coach Mike Forgione agrees that the team will look to rebuild and hope for a record similar to last season, teetering on the brink of .500. Forgione, who grew up in Southington, returns to his home town after a variety of coaching experiences in the surrounding area. He was the head coach at Farmington for seven years, compiling a record of 108-60. He then moved on to Wethersfield, where he was an assistant the last four years, helping coach the girls team deep into the postseason, as they made the Class L semifinals in 2009, and the Class L finals last season. Both the vast experience

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Girls Basketball HEAD COACH: Mike Forgione – 1st year RECORD LAST YEAR: 10-12, 5-9 CCC West (6th), Class LL 2nd RD. KEY LOSSES: Jordyn Nappi (13 points per game in 2009-10, all-conference, transferred to Mercy), Ellen Donohue, Steph Johnson, Val Mazrek, Krysta Valero. KEY RETURNEES: Sr. F Tori Munson, Sr. F Mariah Berry, Sr. PG Mirela Sawicka, Jr. G Megan McLaughlin. NEWCOMERS: So. G Stephanie O’Keefe, So. F Danielle Charamut, So. G Maeghan Chapman, Jr. F Emily Durocher, Sr. F Katelyn Kujawski. KEY GAMES: 12/10 vs. Hall, 12/14 @ Weaver, 1/13 vs. Farmington, 1/18 @ Hall, 1/21 @ New Britain, 2/11 @ Farmington, 2/14 vs. New Britain. OUTLOOK: Long-time head coach Jim DiNello left for the college ranks and last year’s top scorer Jordyn Nappi bolted to Mercy, so consider it a rebuilding year on the court. There is solid leaders up front, which will help the Lady Knights establish themselves for the future, but the present is going to see some serious growing pains.

and success as a head coach make Forgione a perfect candidate to try and rebuild a girls program that has promise, but is young. As for the roster, the only two players with any real significant varsity experience are senior co-captains Tori Munson and Mariah Berry, who both play the forward position. Everyone else for the Lady Knights will be learning on the job. Still, Forgione points to Berry and Munson playing key roles on and off the court. “Senior leadership and team chemistry,” said For-

gione, referring to his team’s strengths. On the other hand, he pointed to the obvious. “Experience and returning scoring,” are the weaknesses. For a team that averaged in the mid-30s in terms of points scored per game last season, the loss of freshman, now sophomore, Jordyn Nappi to Mercy High in Middletown via transfer hurt as 13 of the 33-some odd points were lost. Then take into account points lost by graduating starters Ellen Donohue, Val Mazrek and bench con-

standings last year. The girls started early, with their first game this past Wednesday at RHAM. They then get an early season in-conference match-up tonight at home against Hall at 7 p.m.


tributor Steph Johnson and the scoring holes are obvious. But Forginone will use his initial year as a teaching lesson and if the Lady Knights can squeak in the tournament, they could have some success, similar to last year when they upset Hall in the opening round. Like the boys, the CCC West for the girls is anything but forgiving. Forgione predicts that strong teams up top will be Northwest Catholic, like usual, Hall and Farmington. All three found themselves atop the divisional

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Experienced group on skates looking to get back into states By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

In a season dedicated to development, last winter allowed the Hall/Southington coaches to figure things out about its hockey team. Some of the younger players moved into more prominent roles and the veteran ones took to the leadership task. And even through the growing pains, the team still almost qualified for the tournament, a testament of what’s to come. So with this winter now underway, expectations are certainly greater and why shouldn’t they be? As a whole, of the 20-man roster in 2010-11, 10 of the 20 skaters for Hall/Southington will be seniors, which is a complete 180 from last year. “I think we’re going to be more competitive (than last year) because I think we’ve got some pretty good young kids that have come in,” head coach Brian Cannon said. “I think we should be a playoff team. Basically we should make some noise this year.” Up front the WarriorKnights will be especially strong, led by senior co-captains Kevin SanAngelo

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Steve Breault (bottom right) is gone, but returning for the Warrior-Knights are Nick Mastroianni (12, above) and Kevin SanAngelo (4, at right). (2009-All CCC South) and Nick Carpenter. Other offensive players returning are seniors Nick Mastroianni, also named AllCCC South last year, as well as junior forward Chris Anderson. Defensively, Johnny Gradante returns for his junior year in net after establishing himself as the starter between the posts with a strong end-of-season stretch last winter. There isn’t any freshman on the squad, but sophomores Trey Lerner and Owen Cantor will play up

front, while Paden Cipolla and Joe Gambardella, also sophomores, will see time defensively. In regards to the schedule, the Warrior-Knights will compete once again in the smallest of the three state Divisions (Division III). In conference, the stiffest competition will be Newington/Berlin and E.O. Smith/Tolland/Windham. However, beyond the CCC South action, the schedule sees some brutal match-ups including Northwest Catholic (Division III semi-

finalist in 2009 and 2010), as well as Division II Cheshire and Division I Conard. For the team to get back to the state playoffs, a place they were just two years ago when they posted a 17-42 record, they’ll need to take care of business within the conference against some of the less opponents like Rocky Hill/RHAM, Rockville/Manchester and Windsor/East Granby/Avon. See Hockey, next page





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“I think there is going to be some more parity because other schools that had seniors have graduated [them],” Cannon explained. Following the Sheehan Jamboree last Friday, the

team will officially get its season underway next Wednesday against Windsor/East Granby/Avon at home, starting at 7:30 p.m.

Ice Hockey HEAD COACH: Brian Cannon (2nd year) and Jeff Anastasio RECORD LAST YEAR: 7-12-1 (3-4-1 CCC South) KEY LOSSES: Andrew Green, all-conference, Steve Breault. KEY RETURNEES: Sr. F Nick Mastroianni, all-conference, Sr. F Kevin SanAngelo (C), all-conference, Sr. F Nick Carpenter (C), Jr. G Johnny Gradante, Sr. D/F Greg Zmarlicki, Jr. F Chris Anderson. NEWCOMERS: So. F Trey Lerner, So. F/D Paden Cipolla, So. F Owen Cantor, So. D Joe Gambardella. KEY GAMES: 12/30 @ Bolton/Coventry/Lyman Memorial, 1/15 vs. Northwest Catholic, 1/26 @ Newington/Berlin, 2/12 vs. Newington/Berlin, 2/16 vs. Bolton/Coventry/Lyman Memorial, 2/19 @ Cheshire, 2/23 @ Northwest Catholic, 2/26 vs. Conard. OUTLOOK: The goal for last year’s Hall/Southington co-op team was getting a very young team experience and a season to develop. They did that and still just barely missed the playoffs. This year, they return key players on each line and should compete in most games. That 7-12-1 from last season could easily be flipped around this year as the expectation is to be comfortably above that .500 mark.

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The magic number for the Southington High ski team this season is 28. With six boys and five girls returning from last season and 17 new racers joining the squad there will be 28 racers on the Knight ski team this season. Coach Troy Schinkel says this is the largest team they have had in several seasons. “No more mixed team with a few girls racing against the boys on the varsity course,” said Schinkel. “This year we’ll have boys and girls varsity teams and a junior varsity squad gaining

experience. Assistant Coach Sean Florian will handle the boy’s team and I’ll work with the girls and JVs. “If all goes well, we’ll get on snow at Mount Southington on Monday afternoon and get a chance to see the new team members in the gates. Early training will help us find the best racers for the varsity teams.” Mount Southington started making snow last Sunday night, but Mother Nature didn’t cooperate. “We were all cranked up and ready to go by 9 p.m., but it was wasted time,” said Ed Beckley, General Manager. “The temperature went up after we started pumping, so we didn’t add much white to the trails.” 1172490


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cide on the ones you’ll use for the next three or four seasons. Please be sensible, if like most of us you are a midlevel, groomed-trail skier, try the models that are right for you. Avoid the high-priced race models. You don’t test drive a Ferrari when you’re going to buy a Ford. One week last season I tested eight new models. In each of the five brands I tried, I found a model that would be right for most adult skiers. I like and recommend skis that are fun and forgiving. On most high end race skis you have to have to stay aggressive, centered and precise. Skiing is supposed to be fun, not work. If all goes as planned I may see you at Okemo on Saturday.

Per Southington town ordinance, it shall be unlawful from Nov. 15 to April 15 for the owner or operator of a vehicle to allow such vehicle to stand or park on any street in Southington for more than one hour between the hours of midnight and a.m. on any given day. The illegal parking could lead to the vehicle being ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense. The fine is $10.


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Continued from page 17 Smith, director of food services at the Southington Care Center. People getting rides on the horse-drawn trolley looked on. The Southington Brass — middle school musicians from Kennedy and DePaolo — played holiday favorites. Storefronts along West Main Street were well-lighted

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Southington High School cheerleaders pose for a cozy photo inside the town green gazebo following singing holiday songs.

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and decorated with garlands and miniature Santas in the windows. Ace Appliance was handing out hot chocolate and candy canes. Christmas music was playing from a nearby stereo. Alexander Graff, a cook at the Hyde Away Cafe, stood outside handing out candy canes to passersby. Graff, of Plainville, said he never had an event like Plantsville’s

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Carving out “Frosty the Snowman” out of ice with his trusty chainsaw in the Plantsville gazebo is Kevin Smith, director of food services at Southington Care Center.

family. The second one says “Céad Míle Fáilte,” which translates to “A hundred thousand welcomes.” The third says “Sláinte,” the Irish precedent that people say before taking a shot of whiskey or drinking their Guinness. With the help of some local businesses like CompuMail, who prints all of the Conways’ cards and other stationery products, as well as BHS Industries Ltd., which makes the pewter pendants seen on the website, and also Kevin Conway, Chris’ brother, the Conways have been able to get their business moving, making appearances at fairs and even selling a few products at a boutique in Hamden called Dava. Kevin Conway designed the logo for Ogham Art as well as the window clings. Some of the window clings in the Conways’ home displayed the names and official colors of Irish counties, which


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that it was indeed I who was grateful to her for taking the extra time and going out of her way to bring my memories home to me. It may seem like such a small thing, but restored my faith in humanity and gave me faith and hope, made more special because this is the season for faith and hope â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and miracles. Thanks to the Plantsville Post Office staff â&#x20AC;&#x201D; I have had a miracle thanks to their kindness.

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Band backers computer fair A computer fair is being sponsored by the Southington High School Band Backers on Saturday, Dec. 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be held at the Southington High School cafeteria, 72 Pleasant St. A wide variety of computer dealers will be at the one location to sell computer merchandise at discount prices. Merchandise includes computers, laptops, printers and ink, MP3 players, Bluetooth devices and electronic toys. Computers can also be built to order while people shop. Free electronics recycling is being offered with paid admission. Appliances, computer monitors, tube TVs, and more are accepted for recycling. Food will be available for purchase. There is an admission price to attend. Students are free and parents pay a small fee when escorted by their student. For more information, contact Dan at (860) 276-8317.

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Connecticut Lighting Centers, Retailer of the Year award is given to a state business that demonstrates the highest integrity and success in customer service, marketing, employee relations and community service. The award was presented at the CRMA annual

Connecticut Lighting Centers, which has a showroom at 235 Queen St. in Southington, has been named 2010 Retailer of the Year by the Connecticut Retail Merchants Association. The Retailer of the Year

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The Southington Citizen invites local business owners to submit news and photos of their “milestones.” “Milestones” are not paid advertisements, but rather recognition of long-term Southington-based businesses (five, 10, 15 years or more in business). Information may be sent, with your name and contact information, to The Southington Citizen, 40 N. Main St., Southington, CT 06062, or e-mailed to For more information, call The Southington Citizen at (860) 620-5960.


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Lawrence Czarnota

Lawrence “Larry” Czarnota, 88, of Southington, husband of Dorothea “Dot” (Brause) Czarnota, died Dec. 1, 2010, at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain campus. A New Britain native and former resident, he moved to Southington in 1961. He was a graduate of New Britain High School, Class of 1942, and served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a foreman in the Industrial Hardware Division of the Stanley Works, where he worked for 38 years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Southington; the Southington American Legion Post No. 72; was past president of the Southington Kiwanis Club; and played football for New Britain High School with the nickname “Bulldog.” He was co-creator with his wife, Dot, of the Zion Lutheran Church famous apple fritters sold at the Apple Harvest Festival. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Cynthia “Cindy” Miller and her husband, Robert, of New Britain; several nieces and nephews including a special grandniece and grandnephew, Lauren and Steven “Popeye”; and great- grandnieces, Rachael and Leah; his earth angel, “Gerry” Thomas; his faithful dog, Minnie; as well as numerous friends and relatives. The funeral was held Dec. 3, 3010, at Carlson Funeral Home, New Britain. Services were held Dec. 4, 2010, at Zion Lutheran Church, Southington. Burial with military honors followed in Fairview Cemetery, New Britain. Memorial donations may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 531 Woodruff St., Southington, CT 06489.

John Castellani

John D. Castellani, 50, of Southington, died peacefully Dec. 2, 2010, at home. He was born on July 10, 1960, the son of Richard J. Castellani, of Southington, and the late Maryann

Obituaries (Bartlewski) Castellani. He was a postal clerk for the U.S. Post Office in Simsbury. He was an avid sports fan and fisherman. His greatest joy came from spending time with his family. In addition to his father, he is survived by a sister, Christine and husband, Anthony DelBuono, of Southington; his brothers, James R. Castellani and wife, Daniele, of Florida, and Richard F. Castellani and wife, Jill, of Coventry; his nieces and nephews, whom he loved dearly and looked out for over the years, Joshua, Grace and Noah Castellani, Michael and Kara DelBuono; and his aunt, Dorothy Mitchell, whom he spoke to daily. The funeral was held at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington. Burial was at Sacred Heart Cemetery in New Britain. Memorial donations may be made to the Hospital for Special Care, 2150 Corbin Ave., New Britain, CT 06053.

Paul Ryder Paul F. Ryder, 85, of Southington, died Dec. 4, 2010, at home. He was the husband of Audrey (Fagan) Ryder and had been married for 57 years. He was born June 29, 1925, in Waterbury, son of the late Patrick and Anna (Cass) Ryder. He had graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Engineering with a bachelor of arts degree in electrical engineering. He had retired from Northeast Utilities where he had worked for 41 years. He was a registered professional engineer in Connecticut, a member of the IEEE and a former chairman. He was an essential member of the committee which prepared the 1984 and 1985 Edition of the National Electrical Code. He had been a parishioner of St. Thomas Church, Southington, and was an avid golfer. Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Sharon Russo and her husband, Leonard, of Kensington, and their daughter, Jill Falasco and her husband, Ted, of

Lots of reading Cromwell, and their children, Ally and Megan Falasco, Elaine Ryder, of North Haven, Joseph P. Ryder and his wife, Lisa, of Queeche, Vt., and their sons, Burke and Collin Ryder; several nieces and nephews; and his faithful four-legged companion, Sadie. He was predeceased by a brother, William Ryder. The funeral was held Dec. 7, 2010, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, to St. Thomas Church for a Mass. Burial was at St. Thomas Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the FORConn, Edward D. Walen, president, 200 Leeder Hill Drive Apt. 326, Hamden, CT 06517.

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cotics in a container, 10:13 p.m. Spama Saveo. 21. 175 Grove St., Waterbury, evading responsibility, 1:55 p.m. Nov. 4: Alejandro B. Felipe, 35, 55 Victoria Road, Hartford, speeding, 1:04 a.m. Tomek Paluch, 21, 99 Sunnydale Drive, Bristol, operating under suspension, 2:20 p.m. Edward Czapiga Jr., 49, 1519 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, Milldale, second-degree failure to appear, operating under suspension, 11:25 a.m. Lydell A. Jones, 43, 1342 Bergen St., Brooklyn NY, sixthdegree larceny, first-degree forgery, issuing a bad check, 6:40 p.m. Nov. 5: Raymond D. Ricciardone, 33, 1048 S. Main St., seconddegree breach of peace, 2 a.m. Ryan W. Carlson, 19, 19 W. Main St., first-degree sexual assault, risk of injury, third-degree assault, 8:10 a.m. Gary P. Simons, 30, 66 Wheeler Village, disorderly conduct, 9:53 p.m. John J. Linger, 32, 30 Sullivan Ave., Waterbury, interfering with an officer, 11:53 p.m. Nov. 6: Malgorzata StaneckaJagodzinska, 32, 45 Wheeler Village, disorderly conduct, 11:15 a.m. Slawomir Jagodizinski, 48, 45 Wheeler Village, disorderly conduct, 11:15 a.m. Alexander Sutton, 25, 51

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Volunteers sort thousands of books donated Dec. 11 at a book drive for the Southington High School Library. Some of the books for younger readers were donated to the local elementary and middle schools.

Merrell Ave., possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana within 1,500 feet of school, 9:40 p.m. Nov. 7: Daniel F. Costa, 19, 2238 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, interfering with an officer, second-degree breach of peace, third-degree criminal trespass, 1:53 a.m. Lindsey A. Bard, 25, 861 S. Main St., second-degree criminal trespass, 1:53 a.m. Lindsey A. Bard, 25, 861 S. Main St., probation violation, 2:45 a.m. Lisa G. Dlugos, 51, 333 Sun Valley Drive, second-degree failure to appear, 7:30 a.m. Stephen Willette, 51, 84 Chasse Road, Wolcott, sixthdegree larceny, conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny, credit card theft, 8:32 a.m. Peter J. Popielarczyk Jr., 48, 4 Johanna Circle, second-degree threatening, breach of peace, 4:18 p.m. Irene Zimnaruk, 57, 535 Main St., second-degree failure to appear, 6:45 p.m. Robert O. Nowicky, 34, 89 Dove Lane, Middletown, second-degree failure to appear, 10:25 p.m.

Matthw Mastrianni, 20, 274 Laning St., operating under suspension, 5:09 p.m. Nov. 8: Roy E. Politz, 26, 285 Bristol St., disorderly conduct, 3:41 a.m. Ameriza Lyden, 26, 285 Bristol St., disorderly conduct, 3:45 a.m. Brittany L. Watson, 23, 148 College St., Middletown, sixthdegree larceny, 7:10 p.m. Nov. 9: Peter S. Diaz, 26, 57 View St., Meriden, speeding, 8:34 a.m. Nov. 10: Thomas Wilkes, 58, address unknown, second-degree breach of peace, sixth-degree larceny, second-degree threatening, second-degree failure to appear, 7:45 a.m. Gerald Lockhart, 38, 56 Nosahogan Drive, second-degree failure to appear, 9:15 a.m. Brittnee Beebe, 19, 98 Water St., third-degree burglary, fourth-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit fourth-degree larceny, 10 a.m.


fun. “He loves the Santa thing and the Christmas decorations,” Belcourt said. “I like music, the smell of the chestnuts. It just puts you in the Christmas spirit.” — Robin Lee Michel contributed to this story

Continued from page 45 when he was growing up. “It looks really cool,” he said. Sonnia Belcourt, of Southington, and her 2-1/2year-old son, Zachary, were ready for some Christmas


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SOUTHINGTON ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS LEGAL NOTICE The Southington Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Council Chambers, 75 Main Street, 2nd floor, Southington, Connecticut for the following purposes: A. A P P E A L # 5 8 3 1 A , Application of William R. Joyce Jr. & Karen L. Joyce for a variance to accept an existing 15’ right of access to this rear lot so the owner can divide their land & give away the section of the lot which has the 20’ fee simple access as required under Section 11-14.2 & 15.04 of the Zoning Regulations, 56 South End Road, property of William R. Joyce Jr. & Karen L. Joyce in an R-12 zone. B. A P P E A L # 5 8 3 2 A , Application of Mark Zommer for a side yard variance to 1’ where 30’ is required to attach cooler to the rear of the building under Sections 9-00, 7A-00 & 15-04 of the Zoning Regulations, 83 West Main Street, property of Rick A. & Joanne Rice in an I-2 zone. C. A P P E A L # 5 8 3 3 A , Application of William Lange for a front yard variance to allow 36.5’ where 44.5’ was allowed and 50’ required to install a covered porch; and a .7’ front yard variance where 50’ is required; and a 8.7’ side yard variance where 25’ is required and 18.3’ previously allowed to rebuild existing garage and add addition onto rear of garage. Dated this 24th day of November, 2010 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS ROBERT SALKA, VICE-CHAIRMAN

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LABRADOR PUPPIES - AKC, Black & yellow. Males & females. $600. Taking deposits. Ready Christmas. Call (860) 347-9388 leave message. MORKIE SILKIES 2 males. Vet checked, 1st shots. Ready to go. $350. Call (203) 500-1762 RAGDOLL kittens, (4) males Blue-eyed beauties, rabbit-like fur, Tica-Sbt reg, (2)blues and (2)seals, first shots, $350. 860329-9893 REPTILE TANK 75 gallons, with heat lamp and extra bulb. $50. 203-686-1047


WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT ELECTRIC Fireplace with remote. Will heat large room. Excellent condition. $750. Call (203) 530-1484 SEASONED firewood, pickup or local delivery. Cut & split. Approx 16-18in. $200/cord; $125/half cord. 203-294-1775.

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH BOWFLEX XTL - All attachments. Best offer. Call (203) 626-5340

PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION CLASS Required for CT applicants. $100. Call 203-415-1144 TREADMILL - Nordictrak C1800 - Asking $650. Please call 203-430-4174



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

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS. Many different instruments offered. Beginners to Advanced. Experienced music teachers. Call Sarah or Mark 203-235-1546 Fall openings available. SIGN up now for music lessons for the winter session. Experienced musical teachers for drums, piano and Pro Tools recording. Safe, heated lesson spaces in Wlfd. Close to hwys. Call 203-265-7563 ask for B.J.

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203-284-8986 CHAIR, boudoir. off-white good cond. $25. Meriden (203)2358229

DEPT 56 - Snow Village. Large collection. $250 for everything. Call (203) 235-3065

Swords & Daggers. ENTERTAINMENT Center, black Ikea Expedit model: $99 w/ lights & 5 drawers; White PC desk w/ hutch, rolling cart, Ikea model: $55 w/ free chair. Call 203-235-4693 FREE - beige w/ flowers chair and ottoman, you pick up call 203-623-1699 FREE Sofa Bed Blue, very clean. Very good condition. Can be picked up curbside - Gale Avenue near Broad. FULL size bed & nightstand $500. (Sold)-Treadmill $100. HE Washer $200/OBO. 42” oak ceiling fan, $20. 52” cherry ceiling fan, $30. 203-232-6311 OAK Double dresser, mirror, twin headboard & frame. Very good condtion. $150. Call 203-235-7446

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE BUREAU - Solid oak. 2 mirrors. 62” long. 8 drawers. Perfect condition! $350. Call (203) 6265340

203-238-3308 COMPUTERS & OFFICE EQUIPMENT SCANNER, Visioneer 7100 One Touch. $10.00 203-634-8286


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

GOAT Live meat goats available. Intact males, various ages. Steady supply. Call 203 560-7428 OIL painting 3 piece set. All have floral arrangement picture in pastel colors. All frames are granite gray. 1 large is approximately 20x24, and the 2 small are approximately 8x10. Asking $100 or best offer. Call 203-235-2784 TWO Crystal Lamps. No shades. 24 inches. Asking $75. (203) 235-3506


MERIDEN Charming MUST SEE 2 bedroom, 1 bath ranch on quiet eastside. Partially finished basement possible 3rd bedroom. Sec 8 welcome. Borgnine Properties @ 203-848-0360. MERIDEN Small 3BR house. WD hookup. Deck. Gas heat. $1175/mo. First & security. Available immediately. Call 203-918-9035 or 203-832-2328 MERIDEN- 2 BR House for rent. Off st. parking. Small pet ok. Available immediately. $975/mo. Call (860) 478-2617 WALLINGFORD - House for rent. 6 room colonial. Stove, Fridge, Washer/Dryer hook up. Nice yard. Off st parking. $1400/mo + utilities & sec. Available now. 203-640-5249.


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

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L & E PROPERTY Management offers Meriden - 3 BR apts From $900 + sec. & utils. Avail. Immed. 203-938-3789 MER 1BR, 1st fl, 4 lrg rms, heat, HW, elec incd. W. Side, refrig, stove, washer, dryer incld. $995/mo+sec. Call 203-6303823 12pm-8pm MER-1BR, 3rd flr, remodeled, sep utils. Refs & good credit. $550/mo. Call Jeff Owner /Agent 860-621-7503 MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. East Side, 2nd flr Studio, $758/mo+ sec. 1BR, 3rd fl, $845/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm 203630-3823 or MERIDEN - 1BR, 3rms, small apt., 2nd flr, Stove & refrigerator. Carpet. New tilt windows. Parking. No pets. Refs. & sec. dep. $500. 860-276-0552 MERIDEN - 2BR, 5Rms, 2nd flr, Newly redecorated, WW carp, appls. No utils. No pets. Sec. $850/mo. Garage available. 203-631-9929 MERIDEN - 2BR, New appliances. Hardwood floors. Off st parking. No smoking/pets. Heat & HW included. $900/mo. (203) 444-5722 MERIDEN -WALLINGFORD LINE Large, 1BR Luxury Condo. Laundry. No pets. $650 + utilities Call 203-245-9493 MERIDEN 1 BR mobile home recent renovation Quiet park, $600/mo. 2 mos sec plus 1st mo rent, Call (203) 376-0562 MERIDEN 1 BR. 1st Floor. 91 Lincoln St. Stove & refrigerator Section 8 Approved. $650 plus security. Interested? Call 203-927-8215


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

MERIDEN East Side Condo 2BR. Fully applianced. No pets. No smoking. $875 (203) 235-4853 MERIDEN-2BR, 1 1/2 bath townhouse, end unit, natural gas baseboard heat/hot water. Located close to routes 691, 91, 84, 66 & Berlin Tpke. Call for details 860-267-2834

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


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

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 3 BR, 2nd Fl. Clean. $850. 31 Twiss St. (203) 235-0274-leave message.

MERIDEN Studio Apartment- $500. 530 East Main Street Call Mike (646) 642-4334

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MERIDEN- 1BR, quiet apt in S. Meriden. $645 incl. electricity W/D facilities. 203-235-1468 MERIDEN- 2BR, 5 rms, hdwd flrs, w/d hookup. Close to bus & shopping. $800 + sec. Call (203) 630-2374


GIRL’S white ice skates, like new, size 2, includes blade guards. Asking $20. Call 203235-2784. GIRL’S white ice skates, never worn, size 2, includes blade guards. Asking $10. Call 203235-2784.

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2 BR Starting at $750. Heat & HW incl. Ask about 1 month free rent. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN 2-3BRs Apts Starting at $670. 404 Center St; 53 Prospect St. Off st parking. 1st mont rent FREE w/1yr lease. Sec & ref. Mike (203) 537-6137 MERIDEN 3 BR townhouse. $1050. 9 Guiel Place. Call (203) 213-6175 or (203) 376-2160

Meriden 80 East Main St. $425 - SMALL STUDIO $450 LARGE STUDIO $600 - 2 BEDROOM Property Max 203-843-8006 MERIDEN Clean, recently updated apartments. Off street parking. WD hookup. 3 BR - $900 ** 3/4 BRs $1100 203-417-1675 MERIDEN MOVE IN SPECIAL Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841

MERIDEN- Crown Village. 2BR, newly remodeled, large unit. Heat & Hot Water included. Laundry, pool, off st. parking. Sec. 8 approved. 203-269-1508. MERIDEN- Fully Furnished 3 Rooms, 1 BR, LR, kitchen. Private bath. $675 per month. Lease & security deposit required. Call 203-238-9772 MERIDEN- Spacious 2 BR apartment, $850. 2BR Townhouse. $1000. Ennis Realty 203-6399092 MERIDEN-1BR apartments. Offst parking. Hot water incld. No pets. $625/mo. + sec. Call 203634-4634 MERIDEN-1BR lovely end unit, E. side complex. Large & modern. Appls. incl. Deck, off st. park. Secure bldg. $695 incl. HW. 203-269-0763 MERIDEN-1BRS. All appliances & hot water incl 2 mo. sec.. No pets. Coin op laundry. 1095 Old Colony Rd. Showings 9-11 am. 203-581-3620 MERIDEN-2BR + DR, LD, kit, pantry. Large 2nd flr apt w/private porch. Reduced! $825/mo. incl. fridge, stove & w/d hookup. No pets, utils or smoking. 1 year lease, credit check & refs. req. Sec & 1st mo. rent. 203-608-8348 MERIDEN-2BR, 2nd flr. Avail now! No pets. $675/mo. Section 8 approved. 203-427-7706 MERIDEN-Spacious 4BR in quiet residential area, near highways, off-st-parking. $1350/mo. Call 203-624-0355 or 203-710-2000 MERIDEN. 1BR:$595/mo. BROAD ST. On site parking/laundry. New windows. Spacious w/ample closet space. Near Wallingford line. Utilities NOT included. (914)347-3208. MOVE IN SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $750/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Call for info 203-639-4868 PLANTSVILLE Mansion -Two 1BR apts, New appls. Pergo flrs. Porch. Inexpensive utils. Big yard. $700-$800. Reduced winter rent. Sm. pet Ok. 203-910-4349 SOUTHINGTON Updated 1 BR, 2nd fl. Very Clean. Hdwd flrs. Appl’s. Off st parking. No utils. No pets. Sec & refs. $650/mo. (860) 621-4463 (860)302-6051

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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 SOUTHINGTON-2BR, 2nd flr. 4 rms. $600/mo + sec. dep. No utils/no pets. Downtown area. (860) 628-5000 WALLINGFORD - 2 BR, lg kitch, 2nd flr, off-str pkg, $950 incl utils, Meadow St, 203-530-1840 WALLINGFORD 1 BR 3rd Fl. Remodeled, C-Air & heat. EIK, new appls & cabinets. Off st parking. Washer & Dryer. No pets. $750 + sec 203-272-3855 WALLINGFORD 1BR, 2nd fl, sunny, cheerful. Great location. South Whittlesey St. area. W/D hkups, off st-parking. No smoking/pets. $800/mo+sec. Call 203-265-1070 WALLINGFORD 1BR, 2nd flr, appliances, central location, $750 a month, 1 month security. No pets. Call 203-317-9824 WALLINGFORD 1st floor, 1Br, Appl, full basement, off St parking, near I91, no smoking, credit check, Ref’s, $775 plus Sec. 203-499-9453 WALLINGFORD 2 bdrm. Near center. Clean. Nice yard. Quiet. Off st parking, deck. $900+ 203-243-3505 WALLINGFORD 2 BR $885. 2nd floor. Stove, refrigerator. New carpet. Call (203) 213-6175. Available now.

SUMMER BROOK APTS Recently Remodeled 1BR - $725, 2 BR - $850-$875, 3BR - $1050 Incl. heat, HW, off st parking Income Guidelines Apply Applications can be obtained at 35CC Darling St. Southington 860-621-1700 EHO Financed by CHFA Creative Management & Realty Co., Inc.

WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 1 Bath in apartment complex. WD Hookup. Carpet, hardwood & vinyl floors. Plus Utilities. Pets OK. Call Grace (203) 464-8066. WALLINGFORD 2BR 1BA 1st FL Pets OK Off-ST PRKG. HDWD Flr Eat-in Kit w/Crmc New Apl W/D HK-UP $950 (203) 213-6829

APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD 2BR 1BA apt. Near town center/YMCA/park. LR/DR combo. New carpet. Pets negotiable. $925. Call 203-641-7010 WALLINGFORD 2BR, 2ND FL Carpet, stove & Fridge. Pets negotiable. No utilities. $775/mo plus security deposit. Call (203) 284-1607 after 3 pm WALLINGFORD 2BR, LR, DR in 2 family, 1st flr, off st. parking. No pets. Credit check. $850 + utils. 203-284-1853 WALLINGFORD 2BR. Great location near Choate. Hdwd flrs. Off st parking. Washer & dryer incl Nice, bright apt. $900/mo + utils & sec. 203-379-6282 WALLINGFORD 2nd Floor Remodeled. New bath, kit & flrs. 2 BR. WD. Stove, refrig. Fence in yard. Garage extra. $900. Owner/Agent 203-269-7348 WALLINGFORD Cozy 2 BR, 2nd Floor Convenient location. Off street parking. $825/month. No pets. 203-269-9585 WALLINGFORD STUDIO Totally remodeled. $600 + utils. No smoking. No pets. Off st parking. Laundry Room with washer and dryer. (203) 889-1940 WALLINGFORD-1BR inclds heat & HW. Lease & security. No pets. $795/mo. Call 203265-7101 JJ Bennett Realty WALLINGFORD-East Side quiet 2BR, near I-91. Ample closets. Off st. parking. Washer/Dryer in unit. No pets. $900/mo. + utils. Call 203-269-6297

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


The Southington Citizen — Friday, December 10, 2010 APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD-YMCA area. 1st flr ranch unit, 1BR, LR, DR, Kit., Appl, off st parking. $745/mo + sec. Refs. 203-269-2575

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

ATTIC & BASEMENTS CLEANED GARY Wodatch Debris removal of any kind. Homeowner’s, contractor’s, small dumpsters avail. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430 GARY Wodatch Demolition Services. Sheds, pools, decks, garages, concrete walks, patios, Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430


CONCRETE & CEMENT NICHOLAS J MURANO, LLC Complete Concrete Construction Beautiful stamped work. Visit (203) 294-9889 CT#612218


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


203-237-2122 BOB A. Old house wiring, remodels, service changes. Lic & ins. 203-265-5063 or 203-376-7888

ELDERLY CARE COMPANION/CNA Low rates. Reliable. Good heart. FT/PT. Light cleaning, appts, etc. CT# NA9992203 Rose 203-430-5881


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


CT Reg #606277. DON’T MOVE - IMPROVE! Free estimates. 203-631-1325 COMPLETE RES SERVICE Gen. carpentry, plumbing, elec., painting,i nsulation Free Est. 10% DISCOUNT Lic 551212 - 860-628-4748


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

JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We clean Estates, Homes, Attics, Bsmts, Gar, Yard. Snow Plowing. ***FREE ESTIMATES*** 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218


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


JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Fall Cleanups - Gutter Cleaning Snow Removal Top Quality Work. Fully Licensed & Insured. CT Reg #616311

203-213-6528 A & A Lawn Care-Call now for fall cleanups & snowplowing. Hedge trimming, tree, shrub, debris removal. #584101 Free estimates. Jim 203-237-6638

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

HOUSE CLEANING POLISH/English speaking woman to clean house w/care. 2nd cleaning 50% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. 860-538-4885

GARY Wodatch Lawn & Landscaping Complete Fall clean-ups. Quick Courteous Srv. Est ‘85. All calls returned. Lic ins. #566326. 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430 GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 cell 860-558-5430

JACK Biafore, LLC Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. Family owned for 90+yrs # 623849 (203) 537-3572 W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry. CT Reg # 0626708 Call 203-235-4139



ABSOLUTE BEST Prices! John Mansolf Plumbing & Heating. 25 Years Experience. Licensed & Insured. 10% Senior Citizen Discount Call 203-815-6276 DON’T Flush money down the drain, call Duane Plumbing, heating. Quality work, low rates Major credit cards accptd. 203379-8944 lic. #283401 P1

To ensure a quality job at a fair price. Call 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488 SNOW PLOWING, Leaf & Yard Clean-Ups. Clean Estates, Home, Attic, Bsmnt, Garage. Free est. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

Residential/Commerical. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084 CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT Siding Roofing Windows Remodeling Decks Gutters Addtions Credit Cards Accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455

Gonzalez Construction ★★★★★★★★

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

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

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


FIDERIO & SONS Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrooms, additions.

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790 CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT Siding Roofing Windows Remodeling Decks Gutters Addtions Credit Cards Accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455

Now accepting new snow service accounts, full season or per storm. Sidewalks, walkways, stairs, driveways, salt/sand, quality friendly service. Commercial & Residential Service Call 203-715-2301 CT#619909 RESIDENTIAL ONLY Snow Removal. Fully insured. #581867. Meriden, Cheshire, Wlfd area. Bella 203-605-0258 SALT - $130/Yard. Sand/salt 7:2 DOT mix, $59 per yard, picked up. 100% magnesium chloride icemelt - Safest for concrete! $16/50lb. bag. Pallets prices avail. 24/7. 203-238-9846


WALLINGFORD Garage for rent. 1 car garage avail. 14x19ft $95. Storage only!Cement floor, new roof. Dead end street. Owner/Agent 203-269-7348

WANTED TO RENT WANTED 4 or 5 room house or apt. Meriden area. Middle age, section 8, clean, 1 cat. $850 per month. (203) 238-9756


MERIDEN For Lease 1250 SF of Office Space Call 203-272-8530


Expert De-Icers Commercial Specialists. Nicholas J Murano LLC, Member: Snow and Ice Management Assn

TREE SERVICES GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430 YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. Firewood Available 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159

It's all here!

WLFD $1250/month Great oppty to be in center of town. 1500 sq. ft. of retail space perfect for office. Front open space, conf rm, utility area, cair, prvt back office & bath w/full bstmt to finish or for storage. Kathy 203-265-5618


J Hall Construction MEDINA Sewer & Drain Cleaning Services LLC. Quality work at affordable prices. 24hr srv. Benny Medina 203-909-1099




Roofing, Siding & Gutters

SERVICES OFFERED L & E PAINTING Spruce Up Your Home or Business! Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg #623250 Call Trevor (203) 938-3789

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




For All Your Junk Removal Needs 203-886-5110


PLUMBING FALL Clean up service we do it all for you curb pick up, hedges, pruning, weeding, gutters Ins Lic 0619909 203-715-2301

BEAUTIFUL Day Cleaning Services. It’s always a Beautiful Day when we are cleaning for you! We guarantee your satisfaction! New customer discount. (203)788-4266

Pete In The Pickup

L & E SNOW PLOWING Now accepting new clients. Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg. #623250 Call Trevor (203) 938-3789

PAINTING Int/Ext. Local, established, reliable craftsman. Call (203) 537-2411 CT#614827

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J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880

A & A Lawn Care- Free Estimiates. Fall cleanups, mulch. Snowplowing. Tree, shrub, debris removal. Dumpster rentals. #584101 Jim 203-237-6638

Edwin Cordero

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



WINTERIZATION - WINDOW & Door Replacement Repairs of all types. Additions, Decks, Garages, Finish bsmt, Complete Home Improvement. Free est. 203-238-1449 # 578107 J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880

LANDSCAPING DE CA LANDSCAPING ● Patios & Decks ● Walkways ● Leaf & Snow Removal We provide reliable service. (203) 630-1294 (203) 886-6566 Ins., Free Estimates. CT #624716

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



MERIDEN. Room for rent, all util, share kit, bath & LR. Washer & dryer, off st parking. $125/week. 2 wks sec. (203) 605-8591

Siding, Roofing, Decks, Additions, Replacement Windows, Remodeling, New Construction. All work is performed by owners. Contact Jeremy 203 537-2534 HIC.0575625

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

Gonzalez Construction


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

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

Fully licensed/insured. CT Reg.# 577319


Marketplace (203) 238-1953


Friday, December 10, 2010 — The Southington Citizen HOUSES FOR SALE

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ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER POSITION? WALLINGFORD Convenient in town Col w/updated, improved mechanicals, walk-up attic for future expansion, 3BRs, LR, DR and lg eat-in kit, fenced yard w/work shed & more. $189,900. Kathy 203-265-5618

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

A recent and rare opening has occurred at this family owned and operated multi media company, which has been serving the Central Connecticut market since 1867. We are seeking a highly motivated and organized self starter to lead a sales staff in selling our daily, Sunday, weekly and online products. In addition to quality of life, you will inherit a staff of seasoned veterans, all with long term relationships with their clients and award winning products. The ideal candidate will have a background of proven success in sales management, preferably in media; a portfolio of demonstrated creative solutions; promotional projects that provide value for advertisers and interest to the reader, budgets and planning experience, web savvy, and willing to represent our company at community and industry functions.

Send your resume to: MERIDEN. $195,900. Completely redone from studs in. 7 rm, 4 BR, 2 bath Col. Almost 2000 sq. ft. of open floor plan, appl. kit. Ray Valenti, ReMax 203-238-1977


BUS DRIVERS Now Hiring/Training No Experience Necessary MERIDEN. $224,900. Immaculate Ranch 3 BRs, 1 1/2 baths, LR w/fireplace, c/air, fenced lot and more. Call Ray Valenti at ReMax (203) 238-1977

CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE SOUTHINGTON - BY OWNER $125,000 Move in today! 2BR, 1 1/2 bath condo on Rte 322. By Appointment Only 860-841-9412

HELP WANTED APARTMENT MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN Maintenance Technician position for apartment community in Hamden area. Must live on site. Duties include: apartment turnover, fulfilling work orders, general property maintenance and 24-hour on-call rotation. Experience preferred in plumbing, electrical, carpentry and HVAC. Competitive pay and benefits. A thorough background check and drug screening is required for employment. Qualified Candidate Please Fax Resume to 203-4070390 or e-mail to:

The bargains to be found in Marketplace are real heart stoppers!

$ 5 0 0 Sign-On Bonus For applicants holding CDL-B with PS Endorsement

FREE Training

AUTO TECH/DISMANTLER Auto Mechanic needed to disassemble vehicles. Must be reliable, exp’d & have tools. Exc pay & benefits inc med/ dent/vaca/IRA plan. Call Bishop’s Auto Parts 860-301-2330 FRONT DESK and Night Auditor. Experienced person preferred. Apply in person, no phone calls. Econolodge, 1845 Meriden Waterbury Rd (behind Dunkin Donuts), Milldale.

General Labor

Some Paid Holidays

Meriden area co. seeking laborers. Must pass Drug & Background check

Apply online at:

www.durham or in person at: 990 Northrup Rd, Wallingford, CT 06492 or at: 647 Cromwell Ave Rocky Hill, CT 06067

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE For dinnerware distributor looking for well organized, detail-oriented team player. Qualified candidates should have 2 plus years exp., good communication (oral and written skills) and be Microsoft Word and Excel proficient. Credit/claims experience a plus. Excellent benefit package including 401K plan. Fax resume to 1212-889-3813

Professional in a fast-paced environment to recruit, interview and place volunteers and community service clients into various agencies. Excellent verbal & written skills including abilities to work with social networking. Some evening hours required. Applicants must be MS Word & Excel proficient, include salary requirements and have own transportation.

Fax resume to 203-235-4404 or email

Inside/Outside Sales Associates Needed Privately owned company with over 30 years in the industry is now looking to put together an inside and an outside sales force to help grow this company to be the largest in the nation. Skills of Ideal Candidate: ● TEAM PLAYER ● Organized ● Leadership Skills ● Independent Worker ● Highly Motivated Job Duties: ● Help follow up with and generate new sales from an existing client base of over 40,000. ● Meet personal goals and work effectively with other members of team. Compensation: Aggressive, competitive pay plan based on experience & PERFORMANCE. Medical, dental & matching retirement plan. Apply in person, Monday thru Friday, or fax resume to 860-621-3258:


Average 20-35 Hrs Per Week Benefits Available

Call 203-269-4171

COORDINATOR Volunteer Center/Community Service

Contact HCI @ 203-634-8427 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

Hot Off The Press PERMANENT AND CHRISTMAS WORK Start Immediately Christmas is here and we are busy. Local maintenacne outlet is looking to fill 18-35 positions this week. Positions available in Customer Service Appt Setters Display Makers No exp needed We train here $800-$1900/mo to start CALL TODAY FOR INTERVIEW 1-860-329-0316 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ HOMEMAKERS/Companions needed in Meriden & surrounding areas. BiLingual a plus. Call 860-828-3396

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120 West Main St, Plantsville, CT 06489 HELP WANTED


MEDICAL CAREERS DENTAL ASSISTANT Part Time Outgoing, energetic individual needed for progressive, friendly office. Fax resume to 203-686-0378.

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PER DIEM POSITIONS AVAILABLE! Social Worker (Temporary) Therapeutic Recreation Director Miller Memorial Community, Meriden's choice for excellence in senior residential health care services, is seeking qualified and compassionate candidates for the following positions: Social Worker - This is a temporary role, responsible for the short term rehab unit. Responsibilities include: social service assessments, MDS 3.0/interviews and discharge planning. Hours vary weekly depending on census. Requirements are: Bachelor's degree in Social Work (Master's pref); experience in short-term rehab discharge planning; thorough understanding of state/fed nursing home regulations and services for the aged; Social Work experience in a nursing home environment. Therapeutic Recreation Director - Candidate will assist the T.R.D. Manager with planning and assisting recreational programs for residents of long term care and short term rehabilitation facility, created by Miller's Therapeutic Recreation Department. Hours vary weekly depending on census and may include some evenings/wkends. The successful candidate will have at minimum: Therapeutic Recreation certification and/or an Associate's Degree in Therapeutic Recreation or a related field, plus two years or more of long term care experience. Drug testing & criminal background check required. Please apply to:

HVAC Balancing Technician Exp required. Send inquiries to or PO Box 1924, Wfld, CT 06492

Looking For a Change? Then The Orchards at Southington Assisted Living might be for you! CNA positions available: Per diem all shifts w/potential to become PT/FT. Send resume to : ingrisellis@ or come in to fill out an application at 34 Hobart St, Southington or call 860-628-5656.

RN Part-Time

INSULATION Installers needed Exp preferred. Valid form of ID req’d. Call 860-829-8881 NOW Hiring PT winter staffPlow Drivers and Bobcat Operators. Call 203-537-7060 or fax resume to 203-440-4186 OFFICE Assistant - Temporary. From Jan til April. 9-3. Duties include answering phones & scheduling appointments, assembling tax returns and some filing. Send resume to:

360 Broad St., Meriden, CT 06450 Fax 203.630.3714 or email: EOE


PART TIME Cashier/Kitchen Prep needed for corporate dining cafeteria in Meriden, CT. Mon-Fri. 9:30am-1:30pm. Please send resume to:

Technology Assistant Part time position Troubleshoot problems within the district with respect to the technology infrastructure & software. Associates degree preferred. Excellent computer skills required. MAC experience preferred. $13.00 per hour, Grant Funded for the remainder of the 2010-2011 school year. Please submit your application through our website: https://jobs.


SLIDERS GRILL & BAR New Location Opening in Wallingford! Now Hiring Bartenders, Line Cooks, Servers. 860-7475199

OFFICE ASSISTANT PT Applicant must have proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Quickbooks. Send resume to: Record-Journal Box #1, 11 Crown St., Meriden CT 06450

CHOATE ROSEMARY HALL RN needed part-time for interesting and challenging work with adolescents in our health care facility. This position is scheduled for approximately 20 hours/ week, working 8am-12noon Mon, Tues., and Fri. and 3pm-11pm every other Wed and Sun during the academic year. We require at least 3 years experience as an RN in a Health Center, office or clinic and the proven ability to work independently. Send resume and salary history to Choate Rosemary Hall, attn: HR Manager, 333 Christian St., Wallingford, CT 06492 or email to: Choate Rosemary Hall is an equal opportunity employer.

Personnel Manager Miller Memorial Community, Inc.

Therapeutic Recreation FT position - Must be enthusiastic, creative, and work as part of the overall Recreation team in State of the art Continuing Care Retirement Community Must enjoy working with elderly population. Assists in scheduling, organizing and leading recreational activities. 60 bed long term care, 30 bed sub acute Rehab, 42 bed Residential Care Unit. Benefits including medical and dental, life insurance, 401K, Safe attractive grounds, café, Wellness Center. Apply in person: Elim Park Baptist Home, Inc, 140 Cook Hill Road, Cheshire, CT, weekdays 8a - 7p, weekends 10a- 2p or fax resume to HR at 203-271-7794. EOE, AA,D/V, M/F.

SUSHI-DO Cheshire CT Part time or Full time, Over night job. Sushi chef are welcome. Call 203-430-1629 UNITED INDUSTRIAL SERVICES One of the premier environmental contracting firms in the northeast has immediate openings for 2nd Shift Class B CDL Drivers. Tanker & HazMat endorsements are req’d. Attractive benefit package offered. Call our job hotline 866-896-5794 or send resume to apps@ EOE

Warehouse1st & 2nd shift Exp. with Forklift, Machine Op or Hand tools a plus. Drug test/background check req.

Contact HCM@ 203-634-8427

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The Southington Citizen issue published 12/10/2010.

12-10-2010 Southington Citizen  

The Southington Citizen issue published 12/10/2010.