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Volume 7, Number 48

Friday, December 2, 2011

Holiday shopping frenzy rarely results in physical conflicts

Decorations galore

By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen This time of year marks the beginning of the holiday season, and the beginning of shopping season. A time that can bring out the best of holiday spirits, or the worst of holiday shopping angst. The unofficial, yet widely regarded beginning of the season, known popularly as

“Black Friday,” makes headlines every year with bargains and touted savings for shoppers. In Southington, the weekend after Thanksgiving brought two arrests of holiday shoppers. The first, in the wee hours of Black Friday morning at around 12:15 a.m., came out of Southington Wal-Mart, 235 Queen St., when New Britain resident Patrick

Brew allegedly cut ahead of about 20 people in a checkout line and refused to move to the back of the line when asked by store managers. When police responded to the commotion, Brew allegedly resisted arrest, and was then tased by officers. Brew, 32, was charged with breach of peace and resist-

See Shopping, page 22

Thanksgiving interfaith service continues community’s tradition By Robin Lee Michel The Southington Citizen

Citizen photo by Julie Sopchak

In preparation for Friday’s Hospitality Night in downtown Southington, decorations rise throughout the week on the town green and adjacent streets. A herd of deer and a Nativity scene are traditional. Festivities are 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 2.

Town adjusts local storm debris collection schedule By Richie Rathsack Special to The Citizen

Due to delays getting debris cleanup contract in place and trying to keep up with fall leaf pickup, the town manager says debris pickup will begin today in leaf collection Zone 1. Originally, debris pickup was supposed to begin with Zone 4 leaf pickup, but the leaf pickup crews and debris crews began intermingling their efforts, which caused

some problems, said Town Manager Garry Brumback. With the quick switch to Zone 1 for debris pickup, he said residents in Zone 4 should not be concerned they were overlooked. “We have asked the residents to focus on getting the debris out ASAP so this should not have much of an impact for any residents except those in zone 4 who may

See Storm, page 20

Gathering on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving for an interfaith worship service has been an important tradition for many members of the Southington community and clergy during the years. “It’s a wonderful thing for the community. Not only does it give us an opportunity to be together as a faith community, it gives us the opportunity to understand one another’s traditions better — whether Christian, which are many — but exposure to our Jewish neighbors and the Sikh community,” said the Rev. Ron Brown, senior minister of First Congregational Church of Southington. “Any ways we can promote understanding, especially religious understanding, that’s what God is about,” he said this week. Brown, who said in the past he participated in an interfaith Thanksgiving service at South Church in New Britain where he was pastor, and the Rev. Dawn Karlson, associate minister for youth and families at First Congre-

gational, read a prayer that they thought appropriate for the occasion. “For this wondrous world you created, and are creating still, mountains and seas, lands and peoples, beautiful

beyond all telling of it, we thank you, O God of us all,” opens “Beautiful Beyond All Telling,” taken from the book “My Heart in My Mouth:

See Interfaith, page 6

Santa in the Park

Photo by Deb Mikan

Santa Claus gives a big welcome to Isabelle, 8, and Kaitlyn Burek, 4, at Recreation Park on Nov. 27. Related photos on pages 12, 15 and 43.


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American Legion member urges others to become season’s elves By Robin Lee Michel The Southington Citizen


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children expected at Operation Elf, which will be held at the Gov. William A. O’Neill Armory in Hartford. On Dec. 17, several of the legion members will be serving the treat at the ice cream sundae station. Activities include arts and crafts, games, a movie corner and Santa and the elves. “This is the first year we’ve gotten involved in this way. In the past we made financial donations,” Pintarch said. “I’ve been trying to go to Operation Elf for several years. This year I made a commitment to myself to go.” Because it is often difficult to determine what presents to purchase for the older children organizers have been determined that movie tickets are a good present.


Throughout the year, members of Southington’s veterans service organizations, contribute much time, effort and expense to support the men and women who are serving in the military and their families to ensure they know they are not forgotten. This mission has even expanded to some of the schools where toiletry items are collected and John F.

Kennedy Middle School’s yellow ribbon campaign, which raises money to purchase laptops for soldiers. Steve Pintarch, member and past commander of American Legion Post 72, is expanding the outreach this holiday season by participating in Operation Elf, a family program of the Connecticut National Guard. This Children’s Christmas party is for families of soldiers and airmen who are in the deployment cycle, which is six months before a service man or woman is deployed, one or 1-1/2 years during deployment and six months after their return. This year the deployment cycle involves more than 500 school-aged children and affects about 1,000 families. The local legion has promised $400 to purchase ice cream for the hundreds of



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Fundraiser set for research into rare disease affecting local tot By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen

Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia is a rare disease that affects approximately more than 25,000 people in the United States, with a ratio of about 1 in 16,000 people being affected. One of those people is Mia Phinney, a 1-year-old who just moved with her family from Southington to New Britain. Her father, Denny Phinney, and mother, Nicole Nims, have been working to put to-

Mia Phinney gether a fundraiser, not for treatments or hospital visits, but for the PCD Foundation, to help research a disease

which Phinney said is not well-known amongst the thousands of diseases known to mankind. “Fortunately, we’re a little bit better off than some of the families are,� Phinney said. “Her PCD isn’t nearly as bad as it can be, so pretty much there isn’t a lot of outreach with this disease, not a lot of people really know about it — it’s unheard of.� The cilia are small, hairlike structures that line the lungs, sinuses, ear canals and other areas. The cilia’s main

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as a member of the D Battery, 514th AAA Battalion out of Massachusetts in 1951, serving in the Korean War during the ’50s. Although he was discharged from active duty in 1955, service to his country was deep in his heart so after a brief respite, he joined the

U.S. Rep. John Larson, left, congratulates Korean War veteran, Lloyd Sherwood, at a medal ceremony held recently.

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Prayers for Our Lives” by Ted Loder. Understandably the overall message of the service, held at St. Aloysius Church in Plantsville, centered on giving thanks for everything in life. “I think it was a wonderful way to come together, we

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Before the beginning of the Interfaith Thanksgiving Service held Nov. 22, clergy members and other participants, gather for a group photo at St. Aloysius Church where the event was held. group representing the Sikh Congregation, Gurdwara Guru Nank Dadbar — expressed a prayer through music performed on their traditional instruments. Other musical groups, Branches, the contemporary worship group from First Congregational, and

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Holiday Happenings

Hospitality Night on Dec. 2

The Merchants of Downtown Southington will present the 29th Annual Holiday Hospitality Night on Friday, Dec. 2, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Activities including lighting of the town green at 5:30 p.m., complimentary horse-drawn trolley rides, open houses at more than 20 businesses

with refreshments and special sales. Children will be able to visit Santa. There will also be entertainment and the Barnes Museum will be open with 17 rooms decorated. First Congregational Church will also offer a live and silent auction. There will also be a merchant walk contest with prizes from numerous businesses. Youngsters can write a let-

ter to Santa at the office of The Southington and The Plainville Citizens, 40 N. Main St. The event is free.

Holiday Auction The Holiday Auction will be held at the First Congregational Church of Southington, 37 Main St., on Friday, Dec. 2. The auction is being held in conjunction with Southington’s “Hospi-

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Vintage gifts at bazaar The Southington Historical Society will present its holiday bazaar Sunday, Dec. 4, 1 to 4 p.m., at the historical center, 239 Main St. The event, a fundraiser for the organization, will feature vintage items and baked goods for sale. In addition, the Syvia Bradley Room will be

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Holiday Boutique St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 145 Main St., announces its Sixth Annual Holiday Boutique on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A tradition among craft enthusiasts, this event will feature many returning crafters. A sampling of items that will be available include painted glassware, knitted items, ornaments, holiday novelty items, chocolates, and gourmet food. A continental breakfast and a lunch of soup, grilled cheese and

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The Summit at Plantsville Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, at 261 Summit St., is having the annual holiday shopping extravaganza on Tuesday, Dec. 6 to make it possible for residents to go gift shopping for free. Complimentary gift wrapping is included. New and like-new items are being accepted to offer at the “store.” Household items holiday trinkets, health and beauty products, toys, costume jewelry, gift wrapping, gift bags or ribbon are greatly appreciated. For more information, call Barbara Blau, at (860) 628-0364.

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Holiday Bazaar The Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale will be held Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Walter Derynoski Elementary School, 240 Main St. More than 25 vendors will offer items such as jewelry, clothing, various products, books, candles and more. All proceeds will be given to the school parent teacher organization. Admission is a non-perishable item for the Southington Food Pantry.

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Southington Grange 25 invites animal lovers to have their pet’s photo taken with Santa Claus, Sunday, Dec. 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Grange Hall, located on the corner of Knowles Avenue and Summit Street in Plantsville. The Grange Hall will be decked out for the holiday season. Hot cocoa and cookies will be served and there will be a holiday craft for children. Freshly cut Connecticutgrown spruce Christmas trees will be available for

Branches anniversary Branches, a contemporary music worship team that provides music for the 11:15 a.m. service at First Congregational Church of Southington, is planning a TGIS 15th Anniversary and Christmas Concert. The con-

temporary service began in November 1996 and is going strong. Branches, which is comprised of approximately 25 musicians, singers and technological supporters, provides a combination of contemporary Christian and secular music at the service. To celebrate the anniversary of the service and the holiday season, Branches will be present a concert on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m., at the church, located at 37 Main St There will be two brief sets. The first will be comprised of songs that have been meaningful favorites across the years and

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Holiday Tea Tasting Party The Barnes Museum will offer its annual Holiday Tea Tasting Party on Thursday, Dec. 15, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., at the museum, located at 85 N. Main St. A variety of exotic teas and delectable desserts will be provided by some of Southington’s finest restaurants. Author and poet Carole Milano will share some of

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The Southington Chamber Singers will perform a concert, “Sounds of the Season,” Wednesday, Dec. 14, 7 p.m., at the Southington Library, 255 Main St. SCS was formed in 2004 when members of several choirs decided to join their voices to share this special kind of music. Most of the group’s selections are performed a capella or without accompaniment. SCS is known for their close harmony and extensive repertoire. They have performed

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Celebrating Kwanzaa The public is welcome to the Queen Ann Nzinga Center’s Watoto (children) program as participants celebrate Kwanzaa with music, song and food on Friday, Dec. 30, 6 p.m., at Trinity-onMain, 69 Main St., New

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



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There are only two weeks left to compete in Southington Sings, a Karaoke Contest, at Machiavelli’s Restaurant, 75 Center St., beginning at 9 p.m. The final week will be Wednesday, Dec. 7 with the finals to be held Dec. 14. There are still competitors’ spots available. Proceeds benefit Southington Community Services. Bill Lynch of The Vacation Center, the owners of Machiavelli’s Restaurant, Spendi Bumova and Maribel Santigo, and the Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce are hosting the competition. The grand prize winner will receive a vacation for two in the Caribbean. Each Wednesday night a cover charge will be collected. For a donation, each person attending will receive a Machiavelli chip that can be used to receive a free drink. Performers who are interested should call Lynch, at (860) 621-4777, to add their names to the list of contestants. Ages of the contestants have ranged from 21 years and older but those younger may also contend if accompanied by a parent or guardian. There is a contestant entry fee. For more information, call (860) 621-4777, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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Blue Christmas service offers comfort and remembrance By Rev. Jerrie S. Matney Special to The Citizen Shouts of “Happy Holidays” and non-stop Christmas music may contrast with the feelings of many people this time of year. For those mourning the death of a loved one, or whose family is in crisis, it can be a very isolating and dreary time. Many churches have begun to recognize that all the uplifting programs and services of celebration do not meet everyone’s needs in this season. So in recent years a “Blue Christmas” service has become more common. Also known as the “Longest Night” service, since it falls near the longest night of the year, it is a service of remembrance and hope, reminding us that wherever we find ourselves on life’s

journey, our hope is found in the light of God’s Son, the Christ Child. First Baptist Church of Southington, 581 Meriden Ave., recognizing that this is not a season of joy and gladness for everyone, has offered this service for the past few years, in cooperation with Plantsville Congregational Church. We will gather on Monday, Dec. 19, 7 p.m., for a time of singing, candle lighting, and prayer. There will also be an opportunity to hang a dove ornament on the sanctuary tree in remembrance of a loved one. Christmas often brings to mind those who are no longer with us, memories of past years and family gatherings, and can increase our stress and lone-

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Reaching ‘Beyond the Weeping Willow Tree’ By E. Richard Fortunato Special to The Citizen A priest, scholar, educator, administrator and pastor in the Archdiocese of Hartford for more than half a century, the Rev. Henry C. Frascadore has continued his lifelong journey into retirement using his many talents to inspire others to discover deeper thoughts of faith through his charismatic speaking style and poetry. In his recently published book, “Beyond The Weeping Willow Tree: Mystery is a Gift Wrapped in Ordinary Paper,” the author opens him-

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Dick Fortunato, left, and the Rev. Henry C. Frascadore discuss the pastor’s new book, “Beyond the Weeping Willow Tree: Mystery is a Gift Wrapped in Ordinary PaSee Book, page 28 per.”

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

Christmas worship Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St., the Christmas worship service will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 25. Zion Lutheran Church, 531 Woodruff St., Southington, the Christmas worship service will be a vigil service on Saturday, Dec. 24, at 4 p.m. On

Sunday, Dec. 11, the children’s Christmas pageant will be held at 10:15 a.m., and Bells and Blessings will be held the same day at 7 p.m. First Baptist Church of Southington, 581 Meriden Ave., the vigil worship service will be held Saturday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, at 7:30 p.m.

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Obituaries husband, Edward Finland. A memorial service was held Nov. 18, 2011, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington. Burial was at the convenience of the family. DellaVecchia Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

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Clare Nelson Clare “Boo” Nelson, 84, died Nov. 14, 2011, at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. Born in J a c k sonville, Fla., on Nov. 24, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Max and Rachel (Rachleff) Chozick. She was raised and spent many years in the Hartford and Boston areas before moving to Southington in 1965, where she helped run the family business, Nelson Tool & Machine Co. She was a member and past president of the Nutmeg Depression Glass Club. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, theater and was an avid fan of the New York Yankees. “Boo,” as she was affectionately known, is survived by two devoted daughters, Penelope Koven, of Seattle, and Susan (Nelson) and her husband David Williams, of





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Helen (Smiddy) Yorski, 85, of Southington, died Nov. 14, 2011, at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley Memorial campus. She was the widow of Edward P. Yorski. She was born Sept. 7, 1926, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of the late Harold and Florence (Gordon) Smiddy. Prior to her retirement in 1985, she was employed by Allied Control Co. She was an avid NASCAR fan. She is survived by her children, James and wife, Susan Yorski, Janet Yorski and Joan Yorski Bradley and husband, Raymond, all of Southington; three grandchildren, Joseph Yorski and wife, Mary, Thomas Bradley and wife, Luiza, Edward Bradley and wife, Maria; eight great-grandchildren, Ryan and Micayla Yorski, Destiny and Nicholas Sanchez, Owen Bradley, Nicholas Markko, Madison and Hayley Bradley; goddaughter, Jackie Finland; her former daughter-in-law, Karen Yorski; and her best friends for 70 years; Ceil, Adeline and Wanda; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a grandson, James Yorski Jr., and a sister, Margaret and

St. James, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, Dwayne Greenfield, James Greenfield, Matthew Greenfield, Ramsar Williams, Dana (Williams) Witkin, Candice (Gagne) Elkins, Kevin Gagne; and eight great-grandchildren, Logan Gagne, Tyler Elkins, Autumn Williams, Dash Williams, Coco Witkin, Owen Greenfield, Chloe Greenfield and Isabel Greenfield. She was predeceased by husbands, Alan Koven and Norman Nelson; and three children, Phyllis (Nelson) Greenfield, Daniel Nelson and Deborah (Koven) Nelson. Graveside services were held Nov. 18, 2011 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Southington. Memorial donations may be made to Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights, NY



The Southington Citizen Friday, December 2, 2011

Southington Briefs

Pearl Harbor Day ceremony

On Sunday, Dec. 4, at noon, the Southington Memorial Detachment Marines Corps League will conduct ceremonies on the town green honoring those who served at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941, the veterans — survivors and those who paid with their lives. The cost of freedom in America, Pearl Harbor was the United States first wakeup call in that others do not share the view of democracy. The surprise attack came about because Americans believed it could not happen here. Sixty years later in 2001 it happened again. Vigilance has become the way of life. The attack on Pearl Harbor began the entry into World War II. The Marine Corps League

invites the citizens of Southington to join the group marking this solemn occasion. Also on Sunday, at 1 p.m., the Southington Marine Corps League will host the Department of Connecticut, MCL meeting to set the schedule and goals of the league for 2012.

Arts and crafts The Southington Parks and Recreation Department will be offering arts and crafts classes for beginners and individuals with special needs. Participants must be accompanied by an adult. Classes will be held in the Walter Derynoski Elementary School Cafeteria on Thursdays, Dec. 15 and Jan. 12 and 26, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. There is a cost per six classes; participants can attend as many classes as they like.

Pre-registration and payment is required, however, registration is ongoing.

Mothers of Multiples Women who have twins, triplets or greater number of multiples from the central Connecticut area are welcome to the Greater Bristol Mothers of Multiples’ next monthly meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m., at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 851 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Those who are expecting multiples, or already blessed with them, are welcome including those from Plainville and/or Southington. For more information, contact the membership coordinator, Jessica Craig at (860) 4896302. The website is

Government Meetings

Tuesday, Dec. 6 Planning and zoning commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 Board of police commissioners, Southington Police Department Community Room, 69 Lazy Lane, 6 p.m. Board of Education, Flanders Elementary School, 100 Victoria Drive, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12 Library board, Southington Public Library lower level, 6:30 p.m. Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13 Zoning board of appeals, town hall council

chambers, 7 p.m. Senior Citizens Commission, Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., 6:30 p.m. Commission on DisAbilities, Water Department, 605 W. Queen St., 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14 Board of finance, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 Board of fire commissioners, fire headquarters, 310 N. Main St., 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20 Housing authority, Lincoln Lewis Terrace, 43 Academy St., 7 p.m.

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Rep. Aresimowicz rates 100 percent The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters awarded State Rep. Joseph Aresimowicz (D-Berlin/Southington) a 100 percent rating for his support and advocacy of environmental initiatives in their 2011 Environmental Scorecard. “It is possible to support positive environmental policies and to work for a strong economy that adds to our quality of life,” Aresimowicz said. “I thank the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters for this recognition and for their good work. We

Storm Continued from page 1 be concerned that they have either been missed or passed by...this is not the case!” Brumback said in an e-mail. “We will make sure we get back to Zone 4 after 1, 2 and 3 are provided one pass. We are going to make two passes but will pay particular attention to Zone 4.” Leaf pickup is currently scheduled to continue for a final pass Monday Dec. 5 in Zone 4 before doing the final pass of leaf collection zone 1. After the final zone 1 pass, leaf collection will be finished for the season. Brumback stressed that any lingering storm debris requiring pickup should be placed near the road immediately. All questions regarding debris removal operations should be directed to the Town Engineering Department at (860) 276-6231 Residents are asked to follow these guidelines: 1. Storm-related debris should be segregated. Logs, limbs and leaves (vegetative debris) only will be collected.

must continue to improve the quality of our rivers, streams and inland water bodies, and to fund critical programs like open space and farmland preservation.” The annual environmental scorecard grades state lawmakers based on how they vote on significant environmental legislation. This year, the scorecard grades legislators’ votes on 12 bills that came up during the 2011 legislative session. Aresimowicz is a Deputy Speaker and serves on the Finance, Revenue and Bonding, Insurance and Real Estate, and Veterans committees.

2. Wooden fence debris will not be collected by debris removal operations but may betaken to the Bulky Waste Transfer Station for disposal. 3. Vegetative debris should be placed on your property’s Right-of-Way, but not on sidewalks or road travel lanes. 4. Debris should not be stacked on or adjacent to fire hydrants, mail boxes, telephone pedestals, fences, etc. Personal safety is critical during debris removal operations. Pedestrians should allow a 50-foot radius away from any mechanical debris loading operations. Motorists should be respectful of debris employees and patient with debris removal operations. Leaf Pickup Zone 1 - East of Route 10 and South of Berlin Street. Leaf Pickup Zone 2 - East of Route 10 and North of Berlin Street. Leaf Pickup Zone 3 - West of Route 10 and North of West Center Street. Leaf Pickup Zone 4 - West of Route 10 and South of West Center Street.

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November Students of the Month DePaolo Middle School Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School officials recently announced the November students of the month. In sixth grade, Liam Seebauer, Kevin Chudy and Adriana Wimler were selected by their teams. Liam is the son of David and Alixe Seebauer and won the Presidential Award of Educational Excellence in elementary school. Liam is a black belt in karate and is in Boy Scouts Troop 17. He is in the Leadership Program and plays in the school band. Kevin is the son of Jolanta and Zbigniew Chudy and also won the Presidential Award in elementary school. He plays piano and also plays the trombone in the school band. Kevin also is a part of the Leadership Program. Adriana is the daughter of Jean Wimlerand Kenneth Wimler and was a member of the 4-H Club in elementary school. She plays the flute as well as the guitar. Adriana also enjoys horseback riding. In seventh grade, Christina Renzi, Jake Badgley and Madison Aldieri were selected by their teams. Christina is the daughter of Lou and Ashley Renzi and was selected as the Elks’ essay winner for her essay, “Why I’m proud to be an American.” She plays the flute in the school band and recently marched in the Apple Harvest parade. Christina also plays soccer and is on a gymnastics team. Jake is the son of Dan and Kathy Badgley was recognized last year at a Principal’s breakfast. He recently volunteered at Alex’s Lemonade Stand at the Apple Harvest Festival and is in the Leadership Program. Jake also plays baseball, his team winning the 2011 Western Baseball title. Madison is the daughter of Jennifer and John Aldieri and has consistently been an honor roll student. She is in the Leadership Program and also volunteered at Alex’s Lemonade Stand. Madison is in the Art

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DePaolo Middle School students of the month for November are, back row from left, Chris Palmieri, assistant principal; Fizza Chaudhry, James Brino, Madison Altieri, Christina Renzi, Kevin Chudy, Frank Pepe, principal; middle row from left, Austin Pare, Liam Seebauer, Jake Badgley, Jessie Pesce, Erin Sullivan, Michael Ricciardone; front row, Adriana Wimler. Club and plays in the school orchestra. In eighth grade, Austin Pare, Fizza Chaudhry and James Brino were selected by their teams. Austin is the son of Sophia Pare and Carl Pare and is an honor roll student. He is a member of the school soccer team. Austin also is in the drama club and part of the Leadership Program. Fizza is the daughter of Azka Malik and Shahzad Aleem and is new to DePaolo this year. She was the math bee winner in her last school for sixth grade and also did well in a speech competition. Fizza is a part of the Lego Club at DePaolo. James is the son of Pat and Linda Brino and is an altar server at St. Dominic Church. He is in the drama club at school and also participates in Southington Community Theater. James is also a Boy Scout and is involved with STEPS. In Unified Arts, Jessica Pesce, Michael Ricciardone and Erin Sullivan were selected. Jessica is the daughter of Bill and Kari Pesce and won the fifth grade D.A.R.E. essay award. She also volunteered at Alex’s Lemonade Stand and is a part of the Leadership Program. Jessica also plays lacrosse and soccer for the town. Michael is the son of

John and Maria Ricciardone and is a part of the Spirit Joy ministry for St. Thomas Church. He was Aladdin for the summer theater production and is a part of the school drama club. Michael also is in the student council and plays baseball for the town. Erin is the daughter of Laura and Kevin Sullivan and is in the National Junior Honor Society. She volunteers as a student assistant at the studio where she takes dance lessons and has also assisted at vacation bible school for her church. Erin is in the school chorus, concert choir and Leadership Program.

‘Remember Mama’ at SHS “I Remember Mama “ will be performed by the Southington High School Drama Club Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m., in the SHS auditorium, 720 Pleasant St. The play is about the fictional memoirs of Katrin, who documents her life growing up with her family, and “ Mama ,” as a Norwegian immigrant around 1910. There is a charge to attend.


Student receives Skookum Award Christopher Kelley, of Southington, was rec e n t l y named a recipient of the Skookum Award, an honor presented by Kelley We s t e r n New England University’s Alumni Association, Springfield, Mass. The Skookum is awarded to students who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in all their endeavors: academics, co-curricular activities, sports, and community service. “Skookum” is a Native American Chinook Indian word meaning “excellence.” Kelley was one of 15 outstanding seniors to receive the award during the uni-

Parents 4 A Change Parents 4 A Change is having a meeting, open to the public, on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 6:30 p.m., at Walter Derynoski Elementary School, 240 Main St., in the cafeteria. This will be a support-only meeting with no speakers. If people would like to socialize beforehand, they can come at 6 p.m. For parents with an opiate-addicted child, this is an opportunity to spend some quality time talking and sharing with other parents, giving and getting support for individuals and families. There is never a fee for admission, and refreshments are provided. For more information, call (860) 621-1682.

versity’s Homecoming Weekend. A philosophy major with minors in history and management, Kelley is an extremely active member of the campus community. He serves as president of the University Democrats, vice president of the Management Association, and vice president of the Philosophy Club. In addition, Kelley is a peer advisor, student representative on the Board of Trustees’ Student Affairs Committee, a member of Student Senate, and member of the Student Civility Leadership team. At home, Kelley serves as the director of the Urbin T. Kelley Memorial Scholarship and Philanthropic Organization, reviewing applications from Southington High School students seeking scholarships for college.

be given information concerning the various program of study available to all students. After the presentation in the auditorium, parents and students will have the opportunity to speak with teachers from every content area while visiting the course fair in the cafeteria. Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School students and parents/guardians should report to the auditorium at 6 p.m. and proceed to the cafeteria at 6:45 p.m. John F. Kennedy Middle School students and parents/guardians should report to the auditorium at 7 p.m. and proceed to the cafeteria at 7:45 p.m.

Course fair for eighth-graders Southington High School is having a course fair on Monday, Dec. 5, in the SHS auditorium, 720 Pleasant St. Incoming ninth-graders will

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the Aqua Turf Club when Southington resident Ruth Continued from page 1 Wagner allegedly stole multiple items from a Christmas ing arrest. A video of the in- Craft Fair and then stabbed a cident was filmed by victim in the arm with a Southington resident Ryan Christmas ornament when Casale with his cell phone trying to flee the scene. Wagand submitted to, ner, 55, was arrested and where the video can be found charged with first-degree by searching “Southington robbery, second-degree asWal-Mart.” sault, larceny, reckless enThe second incident oc- dangerment and breach of curred on Sunday, Nov. 27 at peace. approximately 3:45 p.m., at Southington Police Sgt.




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Lowell DePalma, said the two incidents are “exceptional” at best, and cannot recall in recent memory the last time there has been a violent outbreak in Southington during the holiday shopping season. He said officers were hired for private duty at Wal-Mart and Target in Southington. “For both stores, an awful lot of people that were in there, there was one incident,” DePalma said. Small business owner Pam Bristol, who owns Move Over Martha on Center Street, said it’s a given that there will be issues during this time of year, but as a small business owner, she has to minimize problems and make the most of what she can. “At Christmas time there’s going to be an increase in crime, that’s a given,” Bristol said. “But that doesn’t mean you should not celebrate the season, you should not live your life in fear.”

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Drive-thru Living Nativity

A drive-thru Living Nativity will be presented by the Mary Our Queen Youth Ministry Friday, Dec. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m., in the parking lot of the church, located at 248 Savage St., Plantsville. Actors will be stationed at scenes as vehicles travel through the story of the birth of Jesus. Each car will be presented with a CD to play in the car as they proceed from scene to scene experiencing the journey Mary and Joseph took to Bethlehem. There is

no admission fee for the presentation, however, non-perishable food items will be collected to donate to Southington’s Bread for Life.

Musical of ‘The Nativity’ On Sunday, Dec. 11, 6 p.m., St. Dominic Church will present its second annual live musical production of “The Nativity of Jesus Christ: King and Savior.” The one-time performance is cast and supported primarily by members of St. Dominic Parish. The general public is welcome. There is no charge or ticket required for admission. The adaptation of the story of the Nativity is based on

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

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Obituaries Thomas Hart

Thomas J. Hart, 82, died Nov. 18, 2011, with his wife at his side. He was the husband of Wanda (Pawlicki) Hart. He was born on March 8, 1929, in New Britain, and was the son of the late Thomas and Josephine (Snyder) Hart. He served in the US Army serving in the post-World War II era in Austria and also during the Korean War being stationed in Japan. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a set-up man for Skinner Precision for more than 32 years. He was also a member of St. Dominic Church. Tom enjoyed cooking, gardening, and the outdoors. In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters, Susan Hart and Lorraine Donovan, both of Southington; a sister, Barbara Hart, of New Britain; granddaughters, Alyse and Lauren Donovan, both of Southington; two nieces and a nephew; and several great-nieces and nephews. He was prede-

ceased by brothers, William and Robert Hart; and sisters, Irene Nadolny and Josephine Makuch. A memorial Mass was held Nov. 26, 2011, at St. Dominic Church, Southington. Burial was held at St. Mary’s Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations can be made to Southington Community Services, 91 Norton St., Plantsville, CT 06479, or Bread for Life, P.O. Box 925, Southington, CT 06489.

Dorothy Samojla Dorothy Samojla, 78, of Kensington, daughter of the late William and Genevieve ( K a n i a ) Madrak, died Nov. 15, 2011, at the University of Connecticut Medical Center. She was a lifelong Kensington resident, and a parishioner of St. Paul’s Church, Kensington. She graduated with hon-

ors from Teachers College in New Britain and went on to teach in the New Britain school system for many years. She and her husband, Edward, co-founded the Jeskad Tool Company in 1966, where she passionately worked until her retirement. She enjoyed vacationing at “the lake” in Vermont with friends and family over the years. She was an avid lover of music and a talented pianist. She loved animals and found great comfort in her poodles Lyndsy, Charlie and Tina during her lifetime. She is survived by two sons, Steven Samojla, of Kensington, and Joseph Samojla and his wife, LeeEllen, of New Britain; two daughters, Ann Frigeri and her husband, John, of Kensington, and Kathy Samojla, of Plainville; six grandchildren, John Louis Frigeri, of Rocky Hill, Emily Frigeri, of Kensington, Megan, Matthew, Dylan and Daniel Samojla, of New Britain; her brother, William Madrak and his wife, Sheila, of Southington; and many

nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward, in 2001; and her sister, Florence Welna. The funeral was held Nov. 18, 2011, at Berlin Memorial Funeral Home, Kensington, followed by a Mass at St. Paul Church, Kensington. Burial was private. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1075 Chase Parkway 1075, Waterbury, CT 06708. Berlin Memorial Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Herman Herzy Herman Herzy, 93, of Kensington, died Nov. 20, 2011, at his home with his loving family by his side.. He was the son of the late Charles and Josephine ( Pfister ) Herzy and the husband of the late Ruth Knope Herzy. He was employed as an engineer by The Emhart Corporation where he retired after 30 years. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran and a member of Saint

Paul’s Church. He is survived by a daughter, Susan Marinelli and her husband, Carl, of Southington; a brother, William Herzy, of Kensington; a sister, Josephine Zotter, of New Britain; and two grandchildren, Lauren Marinelli, of Denver, and Lisa Stein and her husband, Alex, of Stamford. He was a special companion of the late Lena Argazzi, of Berlin. In addition to his parents, Herman was predeceased by two brothers, Charles and Otto Herzy; and a sister, Anna Zotter. The family would like to thank his caregivers Max, Susan and Josephine for their loving care. Funeral services were held Nov. 26, 2011, at Berlin Funeral Home, followed by a Mass at Saint Paul’s Church, Kensington. Burial with military honors followed at Saint Mary’s Cemetery, New Britain. Berlin Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

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There will be a trip to the Christmas Tree Shop Tuesday, Dec. 6. This is limited to the first 55 applicants. To make a reservation, call (860) 621-3014.

Genealogy Club: Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. in the Perry Room. Ping Pong: Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m., and Wednesday, 1 p.m. Pool: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. Wii: Thursdays, 1 p.m.

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There will be no classes held in the Computer Learning Center during the week of Dec. 19.

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

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Clubs, games schedule

The schedule for regular activities at the Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., follows: Badminton: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3 p.m. Bingo: Friday, 1 p.m. Computer Club: Wednesday, 1 p.m., no classes scheduled the week of Dec. 19. Digital Photo Club: Wednesday, 1 p.m.

Support group for dementia There will be a support group for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia on the second Tuesday of the month, 6:30 p.m., at Mulberry Gardens of Southington, 58 Mulberry St.

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Next session will be Dec. 13. The discussion covers topics including communication techniques, caregiver support, wandering, religion, music, behavior, family dynamics, validation breakthrough and more. For information and registration, contact Marie

The Southington Citizen Friday, December 2, 2011 Terzak, at (860) 276-1020 and contact Terzak if attendees would like to arrange free care for a loved one during the group session.

Medical support users take note People who use oxygen or

other medical support that requires electricity should inform the Calendar House staff so a confidential up-todate list can be compiled. This list will only be used in the event of an emergency so that assistance can be offered if necessary.

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Book Continued from page 18 self in his free flowing use of the art of poetry with words that paint striking images of the world around us leaving the reader open to his or her own answers to the questions Frascadore ponders. His word-pictures glide like an eagle, missing nothing in its view, as it passes over and through the natural wonders of the forest, desert, beach, sky, rain and snow. But beyond the eagle, the poet presents is own close up observation of God’s creation and his human family. Much more than a book about nature, the author’s work, unlike the eagle’s view, reaches for answers infinitely beyond the weeping willow tree and human understand-

ing. The best news is that Frascadore’s book is not reserved for a small circle of those engaged in esoteric spiritual pursuits that are deep in the well of human understanding. Rather, it is a spiritual treasure of recipes for clear thinking about our human experience and our relationship with God. Several weeks ago, Frascadore, who is now retired, returned to St. Dominic Church, where he previously served as pastor, to present a program about his book. “Beyond the Weeping Willow Tree” can be purchased on and locally at the Gift Shop at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley Memorial campus, 81 Meriden Ave., in Southington.

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Eve of Remembrance

Holidays can be difficult times for those who have lost a loved one, especially if it is the first holiday season after the death. The Palladino Family Cancer Center, at MidState Medical Center, is planning its annual Eve of Remembrance to honor lost love ones. This non-denominational service will be held Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in the Horwitz Conference Center at MidState Medical Center, 435 Lewis Ave., Meriden. The service will feature readings, music, and the opportunity for individual names to be read and family members and friends invited to remember their loved one in a special way. Information

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

Pancake breakfast A pancake breakfast will be held Sunday, Dec. 4, from 8 to 11 a.m., at Company 3 Firehouse, 34 Clark St., Milldale. Santa and the fire trucks will be at the fire house. Tickets are available at the door for a fee and children 7 and younger are free.

Southington Briefs Society seeks World War II items The Southington Historical Society will be collecting World War II-era items Saturday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 11, noon to 3 p.m., at the historical center, 239 Main St. The event is meant to prepare for the society’s upcoming WW II exhibit which will be unveiled in the spring of 2012. Members will be accepting military and WW II-related items from residents. The items will be on temporary or permanent display in the exhibit. Members also will be signing up WW II veterans to be recorded for the society’s archives. Residents may tour the historical exhibits on either of the days. The historical society is open for tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month,

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Tickets can be purchased at the door or prepaid at the lounge during the week. Information: call the Legion Post, at (860) 621-4243. Hospitality Night — The Merchants of Downtown Southington will present the 29th Annual Holiday Hospitality Night on Friday, Dec. 2, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Activities including lighting of the town green at 5:30 p.m., complimentary horse-drawn trolley rides, open houses at more than 20 businesses with refreshments and special sales. Children will be able to visit Santa. There will also be entertainment and the Barnes Museum will be open. First Congregational Church will also offer a live and silent auction. There will also be a merchant walk contest with prizes from numerous businesses. Youngsters can write a letter to Santa at the office of The Southington and The Plainville Citizens, 40 N. Main St. The event is free. Holiday Auction — The Holiday Auction will be held at the First Congregational

Church of Southington, 37 Main St., on Friday, Dec. 2. The auction is being held in conjunction with Southington’s Hospitality Night. The church’s doors will open at 6 p.m. for previewing and the auction will begin at 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Items being auctioned will include many new items and gift certificates donated by local stores, restaurants and businesses, as well as many goods and services contributed by the members of First Congregational Church. Refreshments will be available. ‘I Remember Mama’ — “I Remember Mama “ will be performed by the Southington High School Drama Club Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m., in the SHS auditorium, 720 Pleasant St. There is a charge to attend.



United Methodist Church, 121 Pleasant St., Southington, will have its annual Christmas Tea and Bazaar/Craft Sale on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Features include knitted and craft items, unique ornaments, gift items and baskets, homemade Christmas cookies and fudge, plus a tea luncheon with tea, coffee, punch, finger sandwiches and fancy cookies. Admission is free, with a small charge for the luncheon. Information: call (860) 6286996. Holiday Boutique — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 145 Main St., announces its 6th Annual Holiday Bou-

tique on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A tradition among craft enthusiasts, this event will feature many returning crafters. A sampling of items that will be available include painted glassware, knitted items, ornaments, holiday novelty items, chocolates, and gourmet food. A continental breakfast and a lunch can be purchased. Proceeds will benefit the Southington Fuel Bank. Information: call the church office at (860) 628-8486. ‘I Remember Mama’ — See Dec. 2 listing.

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Christmas concert — Southington Festival Chorale will present its annual Christmas concert Sunday, Dec. 4, 3 p.m., at Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St., Plantsville. Multiple works will be performed. There is no

charge to attend. Freewill donations will be accepted. Information: contact Liz Douglas, (860) 621-2837. ‘I Remember Mama’ — See Dec. 2 listing. Holiday bazaar — The Southington Historical Society will present its holiday bazaar Sunday, Dec. 4, 1 to 4 p.m., at the historical center, 239 Main St. The event, a fundraiser for the organization, will feature vintage items and baked goods for sale, and a raffle. The Sylvia Bradley Room will be decorat-

ed for the holidays. The public is invited and residents may tour the historical exhibits. Letterboxing hike — A letterboxing hike will be held Sunday, Dec. 4 at YMCA Camp Sloper, 1000 East St. Hikers meet at the McLeod Pavilion at 12:30 p.m. with hikes beginning at 12:45 p.m. and lasting approximately 90 minutes. Registration can be made at the front desk of the Southington Community YMCA, 29 High St. Full YMCA members are free; program members pay a small

fee. Information: contact Jay Jaronko, at (860) 621-8194 or email Pearl Harbor Day ceremony — On Sunday, Dec. 4, at noon, the Southington Memorial Detachment Marines Corps League will conduct ceremonies on the town green honoring those who served at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941, the veterans — survivors and those who paid with their lives.

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Southington Sings karaoke — There are only two weeks left to compete in Southington Sings, a Karaoke Contest, at Machiavelli’s Restaurant, 75 Center St., beginning at 9 p.m. The final week will be Wednesday, Dec. 7 with the finals to be held Dec. 14. There are still competitors’ spots available. Proceeds benefit Southington Community Services. Information: call (860) 621-4777, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

A special tent card and donation envelope will be left at each table or counter at the following restaurants for a voluntary contribution. All monies collected will go to Community Services to be spent on Southington families requesting assistance during the holidays. This year’s need is without equal. Please help by visiting these restaurants on:

December 2nd - 11th, 2011 Only at • Puerto Vallarta • Renaldo’s Apizza • Riverbend Pizza • Rosina’s Pizzeria • Saint’s Restaurant • Slider’s Grill & Bar • Smokin’ with Chris • Spartan II Restaurant • Steve’s Restaurant • The Carousel Coffee Shop • Tony’s Restaurant & Pizza • Wood-N-Tap



• Hen House Barbecue • Kess’s Cafe • K-Gees • Kizl’s Restaurant • Mainely Seafood • Machiavelli’s • Mack’s on West • Manor Inn • Outback Steakhouse • Paul Gregory’s • Pepper Pot • Pop’s Burgers & Fries


Course fair — Southington High School is having a course fair on Monday, Dec 5, 6 p.m., in the SHS auditorium, 720 Pleasant St. Incoming ninthgraders will be given information concerning the various program of study available to all students. After the presentation in the auditorium, parents & students will have the opportunity to speak with teachers from every content area while visiting the course fair in the cafeteria. Service of Remembrance — First Congregational Church of Southington, 37 Main St., will present the Service of Remembrance on Monday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m., in the meetinghouse. The public is welcome to come remember loved ones in heaven and on Earth.


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Celebrate the Arts — The community is invited to the annual Celebrate the Arts reception honoring all Southington Library Gallery artists of the month and local writers for their contribution to the arts community. The event will be held Thursday, Dec. 8, 5:30 to 7 p.m., at the Southington Library, 255 Main St. The public is invited to view the artwork, read the Ekphrasis writings and be entertained by acoustic guitarist Neal Fitzpatrick. Those in attendance who wish to have a free caricature will have the opportunity to sit for artist Judy Tourangeau. Light refreshments will be available.


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Season ends in record fashion for girls in pool

Citizen photo by Michael Guerrera

By Sarah Gomes Special to The Citizen As their season came to a close in the Class LL Finals, the Southington girls swimming and diving team went out in style with two new school records. For head coach Evan Tuttle this wasn’t the story for his team on this day. “Regardless of whether or not we broke two school records, every school record or no school records, I have a great deal of pride as coach of this team,” Tuttle said. “Grit and devotion is what carried our team this year; swimmers staying extra hours, going to open swims, and actively pursuing excellence in the sport is a tradi-

Aly Baribault, a sophomore, had a tremendous postseason both in the breaststroke and as part of the record-breaking relay team. She’ll have high expectations, as will the team, in 2012.

tion that needs to continue through the years if we want to see the kind of growth in our program that we expect.” Sophomore Laurel Dean earned her place in the school’s record books with a 1:11.23 record-breaking time that earned her 12th place in the 100-yard breaststroke in Class LL. “Laurel is a pure athlete and a fighter,” Tuttle said. “She may not have the most

Powder Puffers ‘Winning in the Rain’ against Cheshire By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen It was the Amazon during rainy season. Beads of water poured down onto the already de-

stroyed mud-pit that was Fontana Field in Southington. The Powder Puff game resembled anything but fun flag-football. The game could be called at any minute. Or it could be played out. With a tie score, 6-6, minutes remaining in the game, Southington coach Charles Kemp made a decision that even head football coach of the Knights Mike Drury might not have made: kick the field goal from 25 yards out. The situation had all the makings of the classic Charlie Brown moment. The falling-on-your-bottom moment and missing the ball all

elegant of strokes but her strength, power, and determination far exceed that of any other competitor in the pool, so as she has done time and again, she refocused, went back to work and made sure

to leave no doubts when she hit the wall in finals.” The second school record came in the 200-free relay with the group of Haley Marquardt, Aly Baribault, Melanie Mongillo and Dean in a time of 1:45.15. “We set goals going into finals; goals that I expected to be a stretch (which was 1:46),” Tuttle said. “When

they finished the 200-free relay it hadn’t even registered to me that we had set a record because it was not something feasible at the beginning of the year, but that in itself defines not only the relay (teams) but our (entire) team.” Sophomore Amanda

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Knights can’t hold off late charge on Turkey Day By Sean Krofssik Special to The Citizen Quarterback Michael Ecke rushed for four second-half touchdowns, including three in the fourth quarter, to lead the Cheshire football team to its fifth consecutive Apple Classic victory on a sunny Thanksgiving morning (Nov. 24). The host Rams needed a second-half

comeback on their brand new turf field at the Maclary Complex to defeat Southington 41-30 in the 16th edition of the classic. “This is the best feeling of them all,” Cheshire senior co-captain Billy Weyrauch said. “There is no feeling like this.” Ecke was named the Cheshire and the overall game MVP, running the option

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Farrah Fontano embraces Olive Santiago as the Blue Knights take over on downs at the end of the game.

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Mike Drury talks with his team against Cheshire. He finished his rookie campaign as head coach with a 6-4 mark.


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together. It happened to the football team this season in one of the many terrible turf conditions they played in, but Kemp never hesitated. And Southington senior Courtney Race, who will be a top two player for the girls tennis team in the spring, blasted it through the uprights for the eventual game-winner. Kemp said there were two reasons he made the decision. “I knew I had a kicker,” Kemp said, “and I figured I got nothing to lose and my defense was holding its own.” Right call. Race had room to spare on the kick. “She definitely did,” said an excited Kemp. The final score of 9-6 doesn’t really tell the story. In an event focused on having fun and raising money for the school, Southington took it to

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From left, Cassidy Chamberland, Lauren Zdeblick and Alyssa Blanchette wrap up the Rams QB. another level this year playing two games on back-toback nights. First was New Britain Monday, Nov. 21, a game where the Lady

Knights got beaten handily, 40-6. Playing the second day served as a nice way for Southington to bounce back and the girls showed no

worse for the wear. “I think the fact that they were able to push the events of [the New Britain game] out of their head and start a new game is a testament to how great they really are,” said Kemp. “I’m so proud of them. I’m astounded by their resiliency - their ability to play two games in a row, two tough games, games against two big competitors.” It was certainly a precarious situation last Tuesday, Nov. 22, from the beginning. There was risk the game wouldn’t even be played because of the weather, but they got it in in its entirety, no one got hurt and the crowd showed up in droves, raising money that’s put towards a variety of school and community funds. “That’s the nice thing about this, the money ends up getting put back into the system - either the school system or the community,”

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Knights Continued from page 33 near flawlessly in the second half. “I didn’t plan to have four touchdowns, but that’s the way it happened,” Ecke said. “I’m happy that it did and it was great to win.” Southington (6-4) went up 24-18 with 7:06 left in the third quarter, taking the lead on a QB plunge by sophomore Stephen Barmore. On Southington’s next possession, the Knights were backed up in their own end zone and forced to punt. The snap was low, which led to a safety. From that point on, it was all Ecke and Cheshire (5-5). Southington was still leading

24-20, but the momentum was with the Rams as they started their next possession on the Blue Knights 45-yard line. The Cheshire drive started with four straight positive runs by feature back Sam Pascale (20-83) and a 6-yard first-down run by Sebastian Little. Two plays later, Ecke ran the ball on a QB keeper, made a juke on a Southington defender and sprinted down the left sideline for his second TD that put the Rams up for good, 27-24. Cheshire standout kicker Kyle Pulek then backed up the Blue Knights. Southington started the drive on the 5yard line and went 3-and-out. Southington successfully punted out of its end zone

this time, but Cheshire’s Kevin Dietrich brought the ball back 29 yards to the Southington 5. Ecke immediately found the end zone for his third score of the game and a commanding 34-24 Cheshire advantage. “We got caught with some tough field position and punting deep in our own territory,” Southington coach Mike Drury said. “The safety swung the field position on us and gave them short fields for a while there. They won the battle of field position and

they needed just 40 or 50 yards to score, and that’s tough.” The Cheshire defense again held Southington without a first down again on the Blue Knights’ next possession, turning them over on

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Football Cheshire 41, SHS 30 Stephen Barmore was 16-for-28 passing the ball for 269 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions and rushed for 47 yards as the Blue Knights finished the season 6-4. Corbin Garry caught all three touchdown passes and had a total of five catches for 158 yards. Andrew Walowski caught nine balls for 95 yards and had 14 total tackles to lead the defense. Anthony Bonefant had two catches for 16 yards. Matt O’Connor had 12 rushes for 54 yards and was second on the team with 11 total tackles. Nick Spitz had 11 tackles and Nick Mendez had a fumble recovery.

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Stephen Barmore finished his sophomore season strong, here taking on a Cheshire defender on Thanksgiving.

downs at the their own 42 with 9:51 left in the contest. The Rams deliberately moved downfield, rushing the ball nine times and trimming every second they could off of the game clock. Ecke finished the sixminute drive with a one-yard dive, making the score 41-24. Barmore brought the Blue Knights back down the field on their final drive of the game, culminating with a 30yard TD catch by Southington’s Offensive MVP Corbin Garry. It was the junior’s third TD reception of the game. “Coach told us we were going to be doing some hitches because the defensive back was playing so tight on me,” Garry said. “I just caught the ball and made one guy miss and scored the touchdown.” Southington jumped out to a 7-0 lead from the first play

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from scrimmage. Barmore found Garry on a 10-yard hitch and the junior broke free of a tackle and sprinted into the end zone from 77 yards. Cheshire answered on its next drive, but it wasn’t a quick strike. After 10 plays, Ecke connected with Sebastian Little for a 21-yard pass

down the left sideline. Little then gave the Rams an 8-7 advantage with a two-point conversion over left guard. Little was later named the Rams’ defensive MVP, mainly because of three sacks and one forced fumble. The latter was a strip of Southington running back Matt O’Connor that gave Cheshire the ball at the Blue Knights 18. The strip of O’Connor resulted in a Pulek 32-yard field goal with 4:59 left in the first

quarter. Cheshire led 11-7. Southington’s first drive of the second quarter stalled after a costly holding penalty that brought back what looked to be a 58-yard pass from Barmore (16-27, 252, 3 TDs) to Garry (5-123, 3 TDs). Southington punted after the next play. Southington did snuff out a Cheshire fake punt around midfield halfway through the second quarter. Little took the direct snap on

fourth-and-8 and gained just one yard. The Blue Knights didn’t waste the opportunity. Taking over at his own 46, Barmore started the scoring drive with a 13-yard pass to Andrew Walowski. O’Connor then ripped off a 30-yard run. Three plays later Barmore fired a 12-yard slant to Garry on third-and-11 from the 12. Southington’s defense came up with a big play in

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the closing minutes of the first half. Defensive MVP Nick Mendez earned it. The senior defensive end stripped the ball from Ecke and brought it back 26 yards to the Cheshire 11. “It was in slow motion basically,” Mendez said. “I picked up the ball right after the quarterback dropped it and I just tried to run as fast as I could. We were stopping them up front in the first half. We tried our best to keep it going in the second half. The Blue Knights didn’t get in the end zone, but did come away with a 25-yard Sean Hammell field goal that made it 17-11 Southington heading into the half.

Swim Continued from page 33 Mirando represented diving with a 20th place finish, which was no surprise to Tuttle and a testament to Mirando’s perseverance this season, having missed over half the season with elbow surgery. “Amanda has been qualifying and placing in LL finals since she was a freshman, which can give you an idea as to how talented she is,” Tuttle said. “Her senior year was no exception when it came to results, but was anything but ordinary in how she had to get there, with limited time in order to train and qualify for States. “Unfazed she qualified in her first meet back from surgery. It will be tremendously difficult to fill Amanda’s shoes in the next couple years.” Mirando, along with the other departing seniors will leave holes for the Blue Knights. “It is always tough to say goodbye to seniors, especially this group, since they were freshmen my first year coaching with the program,” Tuttle said. “Aside from what they have to offer in the water, the seniors’ leadership on and off the deck will be missed. “Thankfully they’ve provided such an exemplary model of what a senior is expected to do that our underclassmen have an example to follow in years to come.”


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ial will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Southington. Calling hours will be held at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St., Plantsville from 9am to 10am before the service. For online condolences and directions please visit w w w. p l a n t s v i l l e f u n e r a l

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James, of North Carolina, Richard Secondo and his wife, Bernadette, of North Carolina, and Arthur Secondo and his wife, Marie, of Southington, and their families. She will be missed by her nieces and nephews in Italy and great nieces and nephews in the United States and Italy. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters; Andrew, John and Narciso Carbone, Assunta Secondo and Gemma Rossetti. The family would like to give a special thanks to all the aides and nurses who took care of Maria at The Summit at Plantsville. The funeral was held Nov. 28, 2011, at St. Thomas Church. Burial was at St. Thomas Cemetery.

Charles Williams Charles “Chaplain Chuck” Williams, 61, died in the arms of his loving wife and extended family on Nov. 20, 2011, at home. He was the husband of Kathleen Mullaney Williams. He was born in McKeesport, Pa., on June 29, 1950, the son of the

late Jess and Mary (McGarrity) Williams. He was a minister in Pennsylvania and had come to Connecticut in the late 1980s; he had resided in Southington for the past 13 years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Justin and wife Sandy Krom, of Southington; Matthew and wife Mary Meccariello, of Unionville; and Erin and husband Sal Infantino, of Newington; five grandchildren, William and Joshua Krom, Elaina and Luke Meccariello, and Fiona Infantino; three brothers, Ronald and wife, Linda Williams, of Coventry; Jack and Alice Williams, of Stafford Springs; David and wife Debbie Williams, of Ocala, Fla. He was predeceased by sister, Shirley Williams; and brother James Williams. He touched the lives

of all those he came into contact with. He spent his life giving to others tirelessly and never asked for anything in return. He always wore a smile with his heart on his sleeve and had a warm embrace to compliment his gentle nature. He was a die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers and Jeff Gordon fan. Funeral services were held Nov. 26, 2011, at First Congregational Church of Southington. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Southington. Memorial donations may be made to Bread for Life, P.O. Box 925, Southington, CT 06489 or First Congregational Church, Music Fund or Stephen Ministry, 37 Main St., Southington, CT 06489. DellaVecchia Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

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Jean (Pernal) Hopko, 100, of Southington, died peacefully with her family by her side on Nov. 18, 2011. Born in Southington on October 15, 1911, she had been a lifelong Southington resident. Early on after her marriage to her late husband, Stephen Hopko, she ran a small grocery store on W. Center St., for many years. Jean was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church. Her kind deeds will be remembered my many. Her immediate survivors are her daughter Shirley A. Lovesky and her son-in-law George J. Lovesky of South Kingstown, RI. She was predeceased by her son Robert S. Hopko Sr. and is survived by her daughter-in-law Lauretta D. Hopko of Plantsville. She is also survived by her brother Walter Pernal and his wife Janette of Southington and her sisters: Annie McNamara of Albuquerque, NM and Rose Guiliano and her husband Michael of Meriden, CT. Jean also leaves her grandson Dr. Robert S. Hopko and his wife Gwynne; her granddaughters: Suzanne H. Naples and husband Jeffrey and Kathleen M. Hopko, all of Southington; her grandson David M. Lovesky and granddaughter Leslie A. Healy and her husband David, all of South Kingstown, RI; and her great-grandchildren: Philip, Andrew and Emily Hopko and Kristin, Kaitlyn and Jennifer Naples of Southington; and Jack C. and Cameron J. Healy of South Kingstown, RI; her nieces: Jacqueline Wasta and husband Michael; Anne Stanton and husband Michael; Donna Proskine and husband Mark, and her nephew Rocco Lapenta. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jean’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday November 22, 2011 at 10:30am at Immaculate Conception Church, 130 Summer St, Plantsville. Bur-


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Rinette Therese (Fortin) Chasse, 73, was welcomed home by her Savior, escorted by loving angels on Nov. 20, 2011. She was surrounded by her loving family as she courageously lost her battle with cancer. She was born March 26, 1938, in Fort Kent, Maine, to

the late Willie Fortin and Marie Michaud Fortin. She is survived by the love of her life, Albert Chasse, with whom she shared 53 years of marriage. She was proudly the mother and friend to her family, Cathy and Edward Guidi, of Windsor Locks, Lynn and Stephen Johnson, of Linden, Va., Sharri and

Michael Shepherd, of East Hampton, and Andrea and Robert Zmich, of Canton, Ga.; grandchildren, Christopher (Becky) and Tyler Kenny, Mitchell and Heather Johnson, Lauren Shepherd, Rob (Tyra) and Brian Zmich; as well as a great-grandson, Jaxon Zmich. She is also survived by one sister, Marcella Mooney, of Jacksonville, Fla., and many other relatives. Rinette was also the loving Mom and Memere to her “adopted” children (Ellen and Normand Drapeau, Victoria and Paul Fortier, Robert Foley and France Lambert) and grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her granddaughter, Nicole Kenny; “adopted” daughter, Linda Fahr Foley; two brothers, Wilfred Fortin and Gilbert Fortin; and four sis-

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Southington Grange 25 inducts three new members, from left, Maurice Robitaille Jr. with sponsor, officer Adam Marzi; Dolores Robitaille with sponsor Lyn Johnson; and Joe Duplessie with sponsor Guy Boissonneault. Backs to camera are officers Mildred Bell, John DeSantis, Chet Bacon and Mary Bacon.

For those letterboxing fans, or for the curious, a letterboxing hike to new locations will take place Sunday, Dec. 4, at YMCA Camp Sloper, 100 East St. Registration can be made at the front desk of the Southington Community YMCA, 29 High St. Full YMCA members are free; program members pay a small fee. Hikers meet at the McLeod Pavilion at 12:30 p.m. with hikes beginning at 12:45 p.m. and lasting approximately 90 minutes. For more information, contact Jay Jaronko, at (860) 621-8194 or e-mail jjaronko

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The St. Thomas School boys varsity basketball team competed in the St. Stanislaus School, of Meriden, Holiday Turkey Tournament. The tournament format was double elimination with 11 teams participating. St. Thomas lost in the first round, but fought its way back to the finals, winning games against both St. Lawrence, of West Haven, and St. James, in Manchester. Michael Ranagan received the MVP of the tournament trophy. Front row, from left are, Matt Leary, Alec Zukauskas, Michael Nanfito, Bryan Doyle, Cameron Rhodes, Gregory Stefanko, Michael Ranagan; back row, from left, Coach Eric Zukauskas, Coach Brian Baker, Zach Verdi, Garrett Baker, Dominic Nazzaro, Joe Zacchia, Chris Dakota, Coach Ed Nazzaro, Coach Brian Ranagan. Missing from the photo are Ross Ayer and Robert Norris.

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Property Transfers

John J. and Marilyn S. Carey to Laura M. Barnard, 140 Juniper Road, $267,500. Patricia Calderoni to Dawid and Bozena Czajkowski, 130 Edgewood Circle, $230,000. Belle Camperland Inc. to Connecticut Camping Center, 2113 and 2123 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, $2,068,856. DBE LLC to Brian D. and Marcia Arndt, 219 W. Pines Drive, $178,500. Estate of Marianna S. Moody to John A. and Cheryl Wittenzellner, 581 S. Farms Terrace, $112,500.

Lucienne Martin to Saverio S. Petruzzelli, 952 Sweetheart Path, $183,000. Helen Irwin to Dazian Liang and Jenny C. Wang, unit 21A, Meadows Condominiums, Darling Street, $66,000. Maria Calandra to Tetyana Bissonnette, 394 W. Center St., $235,000. Cheryl Gaedeke to Kaven J. Lacasse, 220 Manor Road, $205,000. Mark V. and Patricia Scafariello to Thinh Nguyen, 301 Berlin Ave., $218,000. Estate of Charles F. Supsin-

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skas to Christopher Mullins, 90 Woodfield Road, $230,000. Lorraine L. Martino to Jose Sanchez, 400 Prospect St., $291,600. Applegate Estates to Paul W. and Juanita R. Champagne, unit 85, 90 Applegate, $340,000. Michele Rossi to Cara Ciesla, unit 3, 1048 S. Main St., $203,000. Kastner Construction Corp. to Richard and Elizabeth McQuatters, 59 Lombardo Court, $472,000.


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The Southington Citizen Friday, December 2, 2011


Submitted photo

Lucy Leach, grand marshal of the 43rd Annual Apple Harvest Festival Parade, receives hugs of congratulations from her two sons, Dr. Robert A. Leach, left, and Richard A. Leach, both of whom came to surprise her for the occasion. Robert Leach practices emergency medicine in Brussels, Belgium, and Richard Leach is an engineer who lives in Troy, Mich.

Coin and currency show SOUTHINGTON $139,900


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Open & bright Townhouse very well maintained. Priced to sell with instant equity! Nothing to do except move in & make it yours. Best value in complex! Joe Bowolick MLS# G607032

Spacious end unit Condo with side yard. Extra windows. 2 bedroom & 1 1/2 baths. Central air. Full basement. Paula Burton MLS# G608107

All new inside & out! Roof, windows, siding, furnace, appliances & flooring. 2 BR & 2 full baths. Large deck & storage building. Immediate occupancy. Sandy Doucette MLS# N314028

Open & bright Colonial set on .78 acres on cul-de-sac. MBR w/full bath inc. jetted tub/shower. Formal DR, eat-in kitchen w/stainless appliances, large deck & more! A must see! Joe Bowolick MLS# G607846

Awesome 2 BR, 1 1/2 bath Townhouse style Condo w/garage located on the East side. Sunken living room, FP & sliders in LR leading to a large deck. Move-in ready! Sergio Salas MLS# N320403

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New Listing! Big, bright & beautiful! New 2 BR, 2 bath Skyline home! Features efficient propane heating, vinyl windows, cherry cabinets & applianced kitchen. Open floor plan. Sandy Doucette MLS# N320267

Reduced! Completely gutted to the studs! New roof, elect., plumbing & heating. Sheet rock & floors to be completed prior to closing. Large lot zoned an R-3. A must see! Pina Gdovin MLS# N318368

Price reduced on this fabulous Colonial! Remodeled kitchen w/granite & stainless appliances. Remodeled family rm., Brazilian HW flrs., fenced yard, new paver patio & more! Patti Raffile MLS# G587321

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Open Sun. 1-3 pm BRISTOL Thornberry Ridge 370 Emmett St. New Condos! Close to ESPN. Up to 1800 sq. ft., 2.5 baths, open large kitchens, 9 ft. ceilings, oak flooring, full basements, attached garage & deck. Prices starting at $209,900. Agent Related Lisa Milo-DiTullio Open Sun. 1-4 pm SOUTHINGTON Ridgeview Estates 1985 West St. #44 Model available! Unit features energy star label, 2114 sq. ft., 1st fl. MBR suite & custom kitchen w/granite counters, stainless appliances, upgraded cabinets & more! $314,900. Patti Raffile MLS# G603316

There will be a Coin and Currency Show on Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Holiday Inn Express, 120 Laning St., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be 20 tables of dealers to buy, sell or trade coins, currency, bullion, cards and jewelry. For information, e-mail or call Charter Oak Coin at (860) 681-1511. Show is sponsored by the Southington Coin Club.


Friday, December 2, 2011 — The Southington Citizen

Thanksgiving neighbors

Hat Day fundraiser

Southington Briefs Food for Fines continues

Photo courtesy of Bob Abbott

Members of American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 and Sons of the American Legion, assisted by Stop & Shop employees, prepare complete turkey dinners to Southington families in need the day before Thanksgiving. This is a holiday tradition of the organizations.

Like magic

Photo courtesy of Wendy Fisher

Emily Feest, left, and Garrett Fisher drop off toys for youngsters of all ages at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford. The South End Elementary School third-graders, with classmate Dominic Sisco, organized Hat Day at the school when children could make a donation to wear a hat; the class raised $200. The three students, who are in the class of Christy Michalak, went on a shopping spree to purchase the toys.

Holiday giving

The Southington Library is sponsoring its annual Food for Fines program where lenders can donate unexpired canned goods and other non-perishable foods in exchange for overdue library fines. The food will be donated to Southington Community Services, 91 Norton St. The program will be held through December. People are asked to bring the overdue item along with the food item and their library card to the Lending Desk in the library. Lost or damaged materials, fees for losses that are in billing or collection stages, and lost card fees are not included in the food drive. The library Mitten Tree will also be ready for decorating with new mittens, hats, gloves, scarves and socks. Handmade items are also appreciated. Community services especially needs soup, tuna fish, juice/juice boxes, macaroni and cheese, cereal, Chef Boyardee, Spam and canned meats, beef stew, lunch snacks/cookies and corn muffin mix. For more information about helping community services, call the office at (860) 628-3761.

Upcoming blood drives

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Photo by Deb Mikan

Valentine the Clown creates a palm tree and money balloon arrangement for Bridget O’Brien, 4, at the Nov. 27 Santa in the Park.

Janet Mellon, director of the Southington Community Services office, left, accepts 40 gift cards amounting to $1,000 from Jim Lucente, president of the Sons of Italy Club, to be used for holiday food donations. The Sons of Italy annually donates to community services on behalf of its members.

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American Red Cross blood drives in the area include: Saturday, Dec. 10, The Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain campus, 100 Grand St., lecture rooms 1 and 2, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15: Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill, 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, The Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain campus, lecture rooms 1 and 2, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. To make an appointment, eligible blood donors are asked to call (800) RED CROSS (800-733-2767) or visit


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MENS New Balance Sneakers MR400SBR Sz 9 4e. New. 203-269-1530

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

STANDARD Deluxe weight bench with set of free weights. Great condition. Asking $50.00. Call 203-265-3427.

TV 27” JVC Very Good Condition $10. 203 269-6117

VOLKSWAGEN Passat 2008 Stock#5605A

GLASS Coffee Table and End Table. Excellent condition. $70 for both. Call 860-747-2920.

Steel Buildings Reduced Factory Inventory

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

866-609-4321 Source: 1N0 VINTAGE BUFFET HUTCH Ball and Claw Feet $99. 203-265-0253

STEREO Component Cabinet. Black w/glass front. 51"H, 23"W, 22"D. Like New. $50. ZENITH VCR - Exc. Condition. $20 203-213-4400

TV - HITACHI 50" Ultravision Rear Projection TV. Mint Condition. $100. Call 203-213-4400

TV - HITACHI 50" Ultravision Rear Projection TV. Mint Condition. $100. Call 203-213-4400


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

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

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


Friday, December 2, 2011 — The Southington Citizen WANTED TO BUY

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

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. East Side, 1st floor 1bdrm $845/mo+sec. 2BR, 2rd fl, $950/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm 203630-3823 or MERIDEN -1-2 BR Hubbard Park Central Air/Heat. 775 West Main Street. From $845/mo. + utils. No pets. Call Chino 203-4403483 or Steve 203-537-4072 MERIDEN -WALLINGFORD LINE Large, 1 & 2 BR Luxury Condo. Laundry. No pets. $650 & $875 + utilities Call 203-245-9493

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

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

203-235-8431 MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

2 BR

WW II Military Items

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


Professional Violin Lessons &

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

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

String Instruments



Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, sec & refs. No pets. 203- 239-7657 or 203-314-7300

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

MERIDEN 1BR. 53 Washington St. 2nd Fl. Carpeted floors. Bright apt. Large closets. Coin op laundry. $625/month + $1250 sec. Call 203-494-2147

Voice Lessons

MERIDEN 1st FL 2 BR Newly renovated. Front porch, laundry rm. 216 Hobart St. $750/mo, Section 8 approved. Sec. + Credit check 203 537-1772 Lisa

All Ages and Levels Welcome

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


L & E PROPERTY Mgmt Offers Meriden- Big beautiful 4BR house w/large yard. 2 baths. Recently renovated. 89 Amity St. $1575 + utils. Avail. 9/1. (203) 240-4688


Flanders West Apts Southington

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

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden 3 BR & 4BR apts Newly Renovated! Avail. Immed. Starting @$850 Call 203-240-4688 MER Large 1BR, Large kitchen. hardwood flrs, appliances, AC, coin op laundry. Many updates. Heat & HW incl. No pets. $850/mo + sec. (203) 626-2320

MERIDEN GORGEOUS 3BR /2nd Floor. Completely remodeled. New appliances. Off street parking. Separate utils. $900. Owner / Agent 203-996-1719 MERIDEN One 4 BR Apartment. Stove & Refrigerator. One 7 Rm Apt. 1 1/2 baths. Attached Garage Stove & Refrigerator. 203-238-3908 MERIDEN2 bdrm apt $625/mo. + utils. on bus line downtown. Also STUDIO APT. $600/mo. incls all util’s. No pets. Call 203-982-3042. MERIDEN- 5 Bdrm, 2 bath apt., 2nd floor. Off street parking ( 2 spots) center of town location. $1400/mo. Also 2 bdrm apt. $800/mo Call 860-214-8023 MERIDEN- West side, 2 bdrm, 2nd floor includes heat, HW & elec. Oak flooring, VERY CLEAN $950/mo+sec 12pm-8pm 203630-3823 or MERIDEN-1BR, 2nd flr w/kit/LR combo, wall to wall carpet/ linoleum. Off st. parking. Exc cond/loc. $600 + utils. 1st, last & 1 mo. sec. No Pets. 860-663-1229


203-623-5033 MERIDEN-4BR 2 floor unit. Nice, big apartment. Available December 1. $1,250 per month. Call 203-440-1003 MERIDEN-Efficiency Heat, Hot Water & Electricity included. $650 per month. Lease & Security Required. 203-235-6988 MERIDEN. 1 & 2 BR apts avail. Sec & refs required. Call Ray Valenti for details (203) 2381977 Re/Max Professionals MERIDEN. 1 BR, 1st flr, refrig, stove, washer/dryer hookups. $725 plus security. Avail Dec 1. 203-284-5843 MERIDEN. 4 BR, kit, LR, 2 full baths, 1st floor, w/w carpet. Need references. Section 8 approved. 203-537-9093 PLAINVILLE Two Rooms $600/mo Includes Utilities (Heat, HW, Elect). Laundry. Rick 860-747-5771 SOUTHINGTON 2BR 136 Center St. Downtown. 2nd flr. $975 per mo includes Heat, hot water & garbage. No pets. 860-919-1908 Ask for Mike. SOUTHINGTON Large 1 Bedroom with extra room. Great location WD hookup, Off St parking, $775/mo $1550 sec dep. 860-681-5233 SOUTHINGTON- Efficiency, 1st flr, $550/mo. + 1 1/2 mo sec Avail 12/1. Off-st-parking 1 car. Near walking trail. 860-628-9999 WALLINGFORD 1st fl, 2BR. 2 glass porches, appls, hkups. Off st. parking. Dead end st. No pets. Very clean! $925. Garage extra. Owner/Agent 203-269-7348 WALLINGFORD Large 2BR, 3rd Floor. North Whittlesey Ave. No pets. $800/Month. Call 203-317-0186 WALLINGFORD-1BR apt starting at $750 including heat & HW. No pets. JJ Bennett 203265-7101 WALLINGFORD-1BR apt starting at $750 including heat & HW. No pets. JJ Bennett 203265-7101 WALLINGFORD. 1 BR, 1st flr, heat & hot water included. New carpeting. Walk in closet, stove, refrig, no pets. $800 + sec. 203-430-4373 WINTER SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $695/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric included. Private balcony. 1 month free rent. Ask for details. Call for info 203-639-4868 WLFD. 2BR OVERSIZED Townhouse, appl’d kit., 3000SF, lots of storage & closet space, laundry room. NO PETS. $1195. Call J.J. Bennett, 203-265-7101.

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 MERIDEN-$100 per week. Clean, safe, 1st floor. Furnished room, utils incl. Share kit & bath. 203238-3369. Leave message.

MERIDEN Garage Perfect for one vehicle. Nice neighborhood. $75/mo. Call (203) 639-8903

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



MERIDEN- 3BR. 2nd flr, stove & refrig. $875/mo + sec.


MERIDEN-Cottage St, $825, 1st flr, 2 BR w/Victorian charm, w/d avail. Sec & ref. Call Andrea at Maier Prop Management, 203-235-1000.



MERIDEN. $111,900. 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms condo with casual living room, carpeting, master with walk-in closet for lots of clothes, family room, kitchen with dishwasher, refrigerator. Call Frank Considine at 203-265-5618

LOTS & ACREAGE MERIDEN- 3 city approved 1/4 acre building lots. Accessment value in access of $80,000. Will sell for $25,000. For details call Louie 203-634-1776.

HELP WANTED ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER FULL TIME and PART TIME Applications are now being accepted for the position of Animal Control Officer in the Town of Southington CT. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent. Candidates must be non-smokers and weight must be proportional to height. Applicants must pass a battery of tests including written, oral, psychological and physical examination, including drug testing, as well as an extensive background investigation. A complete job description and benefits package is included with the application package. Applications may be picked up at Police Headquarters at 69 Lazy Lane, Southington, CT. They can also be downloaded from our web site ( or the Town of Southington web site ( We are also accepting and seeking applications for part-time Animal Control Officers; (use same application form). Deadline for submitting completed applications is 6:00 PM on Friday December 16, 2011. There is a $10.00 application fee payable by certified bank check or money order to the “Town of Southington”. The Town of Southington is an Equal Opportunity Employer. AUTO Mechanic. Min 10 yrs exp. Must have tools and be able to diagnose problems. Starting pay and benefits based on experience. Apply in person Campbell Auto Center, 20 Orange Ave, New Haven or call Bill 203-562-7466 BOOKKEEPER - full charge for Construction Co in Bristol. Will be responsible for accounting duties including ap and ar as well as admin. & other accounting duties as needed. For the right candidate this position can offer flexibility with approx. a 30-40 hr wk. The ideal candidate will have previous accounting exp, preferably in property mgmt, & will be proficient in Quickbooks and excel. Send resumes to aparent@

Experience in building cleaning, maintenance and skill at various carpentry, plumbing and other repairs. Responsible for cleaning rooms, hallways, cafeteria, restrooms, offices, stairways and windows, sweep, mop & polish. Prepare rooms for use by school/private organizations, consisting of: set up and tear down tables and chairs, equipment. Provides interaction between Maintenance Dept. and outside vendors. Provides assistance to students, teachers, principals, visitors and other employees as necessary. Qualifications: Ability to complete wide range of daily tasks, flexible to meet changes in priorities and to work independently with minimal supervision; apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed oral and/or written instructions; solid interpersonal skills required to relate to students, staff and the public in a courteous manner; and to work in poor weather conditions, including heat, cold, rain or snow. Move equipment, materials and supplies as needed (ability to lift and carry objects of 25-50 pounds). Must be able to work overtime, as necessary for building related emergencies, scheduled morning and/or evening school events, etc. CLOSING DATE: DEC. 16, 2011 4:00PM

MEDICAL CAREERS CNA 32 HOUR DAYS & 5pm-9pm Both Include every other weekend. A Plaintree Affiliate. Must be reliable and committed to quality care. Please forward your resume or apply in person only. No phone calls. Fax: 860-378-1024 Mulberry Gardens Of Southington 58 Mulberry Street Plantsville, CT 06479 Attention: Laura Boggio REHAB THERAPIST PTA / RPT / OTR P/T Per diem time opportunity to join an exc. rehab team. Competitive compensation. Mail/fax/email resume to: Meridian Manor 1132 Meriden Rd Waterbury, Ct 06705 Fax: 203-757-0634

For application please contact: (NO PHONE CALLS) Cheshire Public Schools Human Resource Dept. 29 Main Street Cheshire CT 06410 OR mail a lettter of intent and current resume to the above address.

Property Clean Out Crew Chief Requirements: ● Dependable transportation. ● Managed a crew in a previous job. ● Take photos w/camera and upload them to the Internet. ● Doesn't mind getting hands dirty. ● Pay will start between $12.00 and $13.50 depending on experience. ● Must be AVAILABLE work from 7-6 M-F and weekends. Email or fax Work Experience/Resume to: Joshua Ezzo Heritage Real Estate Services, LLC Property Management Division Cheshire, CT 06410 Fax: (866)397-1673 Email: HELP WANTED

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

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

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MONROE STAFFING Monroe Staffing Open House Monday 11/28 10-3 20 North Plains Industrial Rd Wallingford, CT 06492 ◆ CNC Lathe and Milling Set Up, Operate ◆ CNC Programmers w/Mastercam ◆ CNC Swiss Programmer ◆ ID/OD Grinders (2nd shift) ◆ Mechanical/Electronic Assemblers ◆ Quality Inspectors ◆ Skilled polishers ◆ Project Manufacturing Engineers ◆ Secondary machine operators


Do you have OCD? Have thoughts that you wish you could stop? Feel compelled to do things? Please call about our studies. Earn up to $400. Yale OCD Research Clinic: 203-974-7523 (HIC 614, 2100, 3626) DRY Cleaner Counter & Spotter. $10-$15hr depending on experience. Ted’s Cleaners in Hamden. Please Call 203-996-1498. HVAC SERVICE TECH B, D or S lic. Min. 5 yrs exp req. Exc. wages & benefits. Fax/email resume to: Fax: 860-628-0570 No phone calls, please Q.C. TECHNICIAN – Chemistry degree, 2+ years lab exp, strong math & computer skills. Sample & analyze raw materials & finished goods. Exp with all lab equipment needed. Call AR Mazzotta (203) 949-4242 SEAMLESS Gutter Installers. Excellent benefits & pay. Must have experience and valid CT driver’s license. Apply in person: New England Building Products, 45 Golden Street, Meriden. 203-235-7981 SHIPPING & RECEIVING busy GM parts dept is looking for an energetic warehouse clerk. Clean driving record a must. Outstanding company benefits, including 401K. Call 203272-0453 Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

Teaching Positions Wallingford Public Schools is seeking CT certified candidates for the following 2011/12 teaching positions: Elementary Level: Instrumental Music (Grade 3-5); High School Level: Mathematics long-term substitute (beginning 1/3/12 for approximately 8-12 weeks). Apply on-line through our website EOE


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12-2-2011 Southington Citizen  

Southington Citizen published 12-2-2011