Page 1

The Southington

Cit itii zen Southington’s Only Hometown Newspaper

Volume 7, Number 52

Friday, December 30, 2011

Emergency response thwarts near ‘catastrophe’ By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen

It seems Hollywood couldn’t have scripted it any better in a wild series of events that led to an exploding tanker truck and an emergency evacuation on Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike in the intersections of Cheshire Road and Old Turnpike Road on Tuesday afternoon. At approximately 3:20 p.m., a state trooper spotted a stolen SUV from Woodbury at the Southington truck stop, and pursued the vehicle. The driver, identified as Brian Miele, 43, of Naugatuck, in an attempt to flee, crashed

Citizen photo by Julie Sopchak

Emergency vehicles line the roads surrounding the accident scene at the intersection of Old Turnpike Road and Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike. The neighborhood was evacuated. Photo courtesy of Zeke Vlashi

An amateur photographer captures the scene of the horrific accident Tuesday afternoon shortly after it occurred. He was driving with his family from Hubbard Park to Waterbury when he came upon the scene before fire personSee Collision, page 8 nel arrived.

Southington Marine gets gifts for others from American Legion By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen

Home for the holidays, U.S. Marine Benjamin Naylor will have a gift to take home from American Legion Post 72 in Southington. Naylor, 21, is a graduate of Southington High School and joined the Marines earlier this year after being a cook following graduation. He made contact with Post 72 past commander Steve Pin-

be awesome.” On Tuesday morning, Post 72’s building was abuzz with activity, as several volunteers worked to get laptops ready to be shipped out. Pintarich said he was preparing 20 more to go to two soldiers. Each soldier will receive 10 to give out to other soldiers. Pintarich said the process of setting up one computer takes about an hour and a

tarich, who distributes free laptops with web cameras to men and women serving so they can communicate with their families. Naylor will be taking two back to his base at Camp Pendleton in California where he will give the other one to another service member. “I don’t talk to my family [a lot] because I have a busy schedule,” Naylor said. “I talk to them maybe once every two weeks, so this will

See Marine, page 6

Southington native leads marching band to Gator Bowl By Robin Lee Michel The Southington Citizen Some people only dream of getting to a big champio n s h i p bowl and if they do, they are usually sitting in the Cayer stadium. Southington native,

William Cayer, 24, will be going to Jacksonville, Fla. on Friday, in preparation for the Gator Bowl, however, he won’t be doing much sitting around. As the band director of Amanda Elzy High School in Greenwood, Miss., during the next few days he will be leading 75 student musicians in their performances, first in the See Band, page 5


Offer Expires Dec 31, 2012

Offer Expires Dec 31, 2012

Inside Offer Expires Dec 31, 2012

Take $25.00 off the purchase of $100.00 or more in vehicle service.

Buy 3 Select Bridgestone or Firestone Tires and Get the 4th Tire Free.

Not to be combined with any other sale offers. Offer Expires Dec 31, 2012 By maintaining the correct tire air pressure, you can realize a

10% improvement in fuel economy


Business ...........................X Calendar ...........................X Faith..................................X Add Oil Filter...............................X Disposal fee $2.95 Health • Install new filter ......................X Marketplace • refill up to 5 qts. Obituaries .........................X Kendall GT-1 High Performance Synthetic Opinion .............................X blend motor oil with Brake RealTitanium Estatemotor .......................X Liquid oil, Service • lubricate chassis Seniors .............................X See store for details. (if applicable) Sports ...............................X Not to be combined with any other sale offers. Not to be combined with any other sale offers.

Not to be combined with any other sale or coupon offer. Offer Expires Dec 31, 2012 Offers are not to be combined with any other sale or Promotion

Shop supply charges in the amount of 6% of labor charges will be added to invoices greater than $30. These charges will not exceed $25 and represent costs and profits.Non-mandated disposal or recycling charges, if any are disclosed, may also represent costs & profits.

Calendar..........................xx Faith ................................xx Health ..............................xx Marketplace.....................xx Mon - Fri 7:00 - 7:00 Obituaries ........................xx Saturday Opinion ............................xx 7:00 - 6:00 Sunday Seniors ............................xx 9:00 - 5:00 Sports ..............................xx


The Southington Citizen — Friday, December 30, 2011

United Way of Southington rises to the challenges of the times By E. Richard Fortunato Special to The Citizen

ton plays a major role in enabling such agencies to provide their services. In fact, the mission of UWS is “to facilitate a community-wide collaboration so that funds can be raised and assistance provided to organizations involved in human service programs in Southington, Marion, Milldale and Plantsville.” UWS directs funds it raises to the most important programs of the most important

charities, partner agencies of UWS. Carol Reilly, executive director of UWS, said that it is

See UWS, page 9

Over 20 Years Specializing In Residential Systems

SALES, SERVICE & INSTALLATION Oil or Gas Heating Systems

Automatic Humidifiers Electric Conversions

Inside Calendar.................20 Marketplace............36 Faith .......................14 Health.....................23 Obituaries...............14 Opinion...................16 Seniors ...................22 Sports.....................29

charities where all the money is used for the needs of our community. Its vision statement, “Southington People Helping Southington People,” touches 17 local


An inside view of United Way of Southington — just looking at how it functions as a network of social and community services — reveals some of the mystery and magic of the virtual web of social and community services that are brought together under aegis of the organization. Defined by its name, United Way of Southington is a way that unites the people of community in supporting the needs of the people who are living below the barest norm of economic standards. The goals of local non-profit, 501 (c) charity is to identify and provide help to those

who truly need help and to develop programs and efficient ways as well as the funding to handle the diverse kinds of help needed. They also refer certain cases to other local agencies, at times with government support. But more and more, the local charities of Southington are raising more funds by appealing to the generosity and compassion of local people. United Way of Southing-

Water Heaters

Central Air Conditioning Systems

Furnaces & Boilers

Free Estimates on New System Installation

Rebates & Tax Credits Available on Qualified Systems

24-Hour Emergency Service Photo by E. Richard Fortunato

Looking ahead to the United Way of Southington’s future are, from left, Carol Reilly, executive director; Lynn Palmieri, of the YMCA; Angelo Coppola, UWS Board Of Directors chairman; and Eldon Hafford, Bread for Life executive director.

s r




Fully Insured & Licensed #388408

Serafino Pharmacy 36 North Main St., Southington 860-628-7979

New year, new pets


all of us at Serafino Pharmacy



We will be closed Dec 31, Jan 1 and Jan 2.

Snowball Submitted photos

Remember on January 1st many insurances changed. PRESCRIPTION PLANS AND MEDICAL ACCEPTED HERE



Oreo is a gorgeous black and white male kitten approximately 16 weeks old. He’s “ultra friendly,” great with children and always wants to be where the action is. Gracie was abandoned outside a pet store. She is about 1-1/2 years old, very friendly and good with children but not other cats. She likes to play and be brushed. Snowball, at 14 weeks old, is a little shy at first but warms up quickly. He loves to lick his foster mother’s face. All animals have been fixed and have had their shots. If interested, e-mail southingtonanimal .


Friday, December 30, 2011 — The Southington Citizen

Start the New Year Right. Right to Pop’s We have tested and re-tested our burgers, drawing from an old family recipe to add the right amount of the right spices to bring out those taste tempting flavors that tantalize as well as satisfy. Our burgers are made fresh each day. Every day. No exceptions. Nothing is ever frozen. Ever. This insures that every burger is the best you can buy. That’s why we don’t have any freezers. Burger making is an art. Each of our burgers is grilled to order. That’s the reason we don’t have a drive thru window either. Perfection takes times. Call Ahead And Avoid The Wait

That’s our promise to you. It’ll be the best seven minute wait of your life. Our Pop wouldn’t have it any other way. His name is on the sign. It’s our sign of pride. A constant reminder of our heritage. We think of it as the gold standard for burger lovers everywhere. And our fries are equally singular in freshness, quality and taste. Our fries are cut from farm fresh potatoes each morning by hand. One potato at a time. Then they are time cooked to perfection in their skins in natural peanut oil. Nothing less would pass our standards nor would complement our burgers better.

Open Everyday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

979 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike | Plantsville, CT 06479 | 860-426-9998 |


Where does a year go, Pop would ask theoretically? You end one year in a blink of an eye, and another one starts. With the start of another year, we invite you to make a New Year’s resolution that will bring a smile to your face as fast as it satisfies your taste buds. Pop on over to Pop’s. Try something new. There are 524,288 different combinations you can select to craft a burger of unequaled taste. We remind you that not all hamburgers are created equal. Nor are the fries that compliment them.


The Southington Citizen — Friday, December 30, 2011

Winterberry Gardens beautifies governer’s mansion

For the second consecutive year, Southington’s Winterberry Gardens, a leading garden center and landscape design company, helped decorate the Governor’s Residence for the holidays. Located at 990 Prospect Ave. in Hartford, the Governor’s Residence is a 19-room brick Georgian colonial home that was built in 1909. Winterberry Gardens provided large decorative wreaths from its garden center and company employees helped hang the wreaths on windows outside the front of the residence. The company

also provided interior decorations and decorated a number of Connecticut-grown fresh-cut Christmas trees inside the residence, including the Family Tree, which features decorations from Gov. Dannel Malloy’s family. “We were thrilled when we had the opportunity to put our talents to use and help out decorating the Governor’s Residence again this year,” said Scot Leavitt, owner of Winterberry Gardens. “Winterberry Gardens looks forward to being part of this time-honored tradition for years to come.”

Submitted photo

Juan Florentino, left, and Mike Wrobel stand outside of the residence after hanging a wreath. This is the 21st year that Connecticut’s florists, greenhouse growers, nurserymen, and Christmas tree growers have joined together to donate holiday decorations and services for the state’s “first family.” The project is organized by the Connecticut Florists Association, Connecticut Greenhouse Growers Association, Connecticut Nursery and Landscape As-

sociation, and Connecticut Christmas Tree Growers Association. For more information

Have you seen us on facebook?

The Southington

it i zen Cit iti WORK OUT HERE EVERYONE GETS STRONGER At the Y, we exist to strengthen community. Together with people like you, we nurture the potential of kids, help people understand and improve their health, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. So join our cause. And create meaningful change not just for you, but also for your community.



ISSN 1559-0526 USPS 023-115 Published weekly by Record-Journal Publishing Co., d/b/a The Southington Citizen, 40 N. Main St., Southington, CT 06489. Periodicals Postage Paid at Southington, CT and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Southington Citizen, P.O. Box 246, Southington, CT 06489. 1183311

about Winterberry Gardens, visit — Submitted article

Christmas tree pickup This year, a Christmas tree can keep on giving when the Southington Land Conservation Trust disposes of it after the holiday season. Members of the land trust will pick up trees curbside on Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28, between 8 a.m. and noon. The tree will be recycled and the fee will go to SLCT to conserve land and wildlife habitat in Southington. To have the tree collected, people should call Al Fiorillo, at (860) 690-2484, to leave their name, address, phone number and the Saturday that they would like the tree to be picked up. The fee can be mailed to SLCT, P.O. Box 360, Southington, CT 06489.


Join NOW!


Winter Membership Special




Stop in for a tour today! College Break Memberships.

Southington Community YMCA 29 High Street, Southington • 860-628-5597 YMCA Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Financial Assistance available for qualifying individuals and families. The YMCA is a non-profit 501-C (3) organization.


860.621-1975 Lic.# S1 394730 • Lic.# SM1 2095

Protect your investment Call to order your Air-Conditioning covers now!


Friday, December 30, 2011 — The Southington Citizen

State representative faces charges

Southington State Rep. Bruce “Zeke” Zalaski was arrested and charged with driving under the influence on Dec. 21 after Bristol police say he failed a field sobriety Zalaski test. Zalaski, 61, of Southington, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. Lt. Don Watson, the Bristol police spokesman, said officers came across Zalaski parked on the side of the


road on North Main Street at about 1 a.m. The car was running and the door was open, Watson said. Officers noted that Zalaski smelled of alcohol and appeared intoxicated, Watson said. Zalaski then failed a field sobriety test and police had probable cause to make the DUI arrest, he said. Zalaski refused a blood-alcohol content test, Watson said. Zalaski, who is in his fifthterm representing the 81st Assembly District, was released on a $500 bond and is scheduled to appear in Bristol Superior Court Jan. 3.

Winter Protection Detail $ 99* Special

Only 49



For Same Day Service

26 N. Main St., Southington (860) 621-7666 FREE Ear Piercing

Good Sunday-Thursday No Appointment Necessary *Oversize charges may apply

• • • • • •

Interior Vacuum Interior Glass Cleaned Dash/Center Console Wiped Wheels Cleaned Tire Shine Simoniz Double Bond

“Teflon Car Care Protection” 860.621.2828 312 Queen Street, Southington (Next to Wendy’s)



2 0 1 1

3.00 OFF Full Service Wash

• Interior Vacuum • Interior Glass Cleaned • Wheels Cleaned • Tire Shine Complete Exterior Wax Protection for New England’s Rough Winters!!!



Regularly $20 00 / Now Only $17 00


Not to be combined with any other offers. Expires 1/15/12

Call (860) 628-7776

If your New Year’s Resolution is to get in shape ...



$ Peter B. Cheshire, CT 12-week Transformation

HURRY! Offer ends January 31, 2012. Visit us online for more information.

Sue T. Plantsville, CT Only 5 weeks into the program

Alex D. Southington, CT After 1 year of training

Rocco V. Wolcott, CT 12-week Transformation

Youth and Senior Citizen Sports Training Rehab

Conveniently Located: 1678 Meriden-Wtby. Tpke., Southington, CT 06489


See Band, page 10

break it, bend it, snap it, kink it, crush it, catch it...


Gator Bowl Parade on Dec. 31 and then during halftime of the big game which pits Ohio State University against the University of Florida. Game time is 1 p.m. and it will be broadcast on ESPN2. It is expected that EverBank Field will be filled to its capacity of 77,510 football fans. For some of the high schoolers, that is going to be a huge experience because they have never left Mississippi before. “It’s going to be a very eye-opening experience taking them to a big venue,” he said in an article published in November in The Greenwood Commonwealth newspaper. Cindy Cayer, Will’s mother who recently moved to Wolcott with his father Dave, said she has a hard time grasping the reality that her 24-yearold has made this all happen while he still “doesn’t clean his room.” He had just been visiting for Christmas when she jokingly made the comment. Actually, they are extremely proud. Cayer stepped into this experience which began with his two-year stint with Teach For America, an organization that recruits leaders who work to ensure that children growing up in poverty get an excellent education. It was not a career move he foresaw when he attended Southington High School,

Photo by Deb Mikan

Connecticut Yuletide Carolers from Manchester serenade the crowd at a senior luncheon held at the Aqua Turf Club during the holiday season.

“Your Car Is Our Business”


Continued from page 1



The Southington Citizen — Friday, December 30, 2011

Marine Continued from page 1

half. “When we get the computers from Computer Science Corporation, they have absolutely nothing on them whatsoever,” Pintarich said. “So then we put an image on them with Microsoft Windows and then we put Open Office, and then we put the software for Skype and all on them and then we add a web camera to them and send them over.” Naylor said he is happy to be receiving a laptop so he can talk to his family. When he returns to base on Jan. 3, he will find out if he will be

going overseas in July. Right now, he said he is doing counter-battery radar, which is tracking mortars and other artillery. “It’s more than I hoped for,” Naylor said. “It’s the best decision I think I’ve made in my life.” Naylor, the youngest of five, has four older sisters. He said he joined the service to gain a sense of brotherhood. “I wanted a brotherhood,” Naylor said. “I played football and that was awesome, then I didn’t play football, and I need the brotherhood.” Naylor’s mother, Carmel Naylor, came with him to Post 72. She said seeing her son again has been great, and not having him around has

STORM DAMAGE RESTORATION Kitchens • Additions • Basements Doors • Windows • Decks

been quiet. “He’s a cleaning fanatic, everything in the house has got to be clean,” Naylor said of her son’s new habits. “Anything cluttered around, got to clean it.” John F. Kennedy Middle School Assistant Principal Pam Aldi was also present. Students at JFK middle have been helping the laptop program by making and selling yellow, wooden ribbons, which provide money for shipping costs and also to buy the web cameras that go with the laptop. “I came because I really wanted to see Ben and congratulate him,” Aldi said. Pintarich said he loves being able to give out the laptops to men and women serving. “What’s really neat is when I travel through airports, I take some with me and walk up to a young man or woman that’s in uniform and start talking with them and find out that they’re going to combat and ask if they have a laptop to take with them,” Pintarich said. “And

Citizen photo by Julie Sopchak

American Legion Post 72 past commander Steve Pintarich, right, shows U.S. Marine Ben Naylor the ins and outs of the laptops he will be taking back to his Marine See Marine, page 8 base at Camp Pendleton in California.

Fully insured. CT License #0621224


Office: (860) 426-1578 Fax: (860) 426-1676 Email:



24-Hour Service Family Owned Since 1979 • Southington Resident


Heating & AC • Sheet Metal • Installation & Service Gas • Oil • A/C • Boiler • Water Heaters • Humidifiers Sales of Energy Efficient Systems 29 MILLDALE AVE., PLANTSVILLE, CT • Phone (860) 621-5589


Friday, December 30, 2011 — The Southington Citizen

Southington boys spearhead successful Toys for Tots drive By E. Richard Fortunato Special to The Citizen

There’s no minimum age for compassion for the unseen “have-nots” in a community, certainly not in Southington. Attesting to that is the generous work of the heart of two sixth-grade, 11-year-old boys. Jonathan Kryzanski and Jonathan Pierson have been friends since the age of 6 when they played soccer together. Since then, their friendship has grown, extending beyond sports to other mutual interests, such as joining STEPS, (Southington Town-wide Efforts to Promote Success), a movement that has itself grown very successfully in the three years since the program was established. As members of the STEPS COMETS (COMmunity service and EvenTS), Jon K. and Jon P. had an idea to help youngsters who probably wouldn’t have much of a

Photo by E. Richard Fortunato

Jonathan Kryzanski, left, and Jonathan Pierson deliver STEPS Toys for Tots to Southington Community Services. Christmas, let alone toys. They discussed and received approval of their idea from their parents and school authorities: Jon P. attends John F. Kennedy Middle School while Jon K. goes to Joseph DePaolo Middle School.

They worked together while each of them coordinated the efforts at their own schools. They designed flyers to distribute to all classes, made daily announcements over the school-wide broadcast system promoting their Toys

for Tots Drive and decorated a large box for each school for the collection of toys donated by students. With results successful beyond expectations, on Dec. 15, Lester Pierson , the boys’ soccer coach and Jon P.’s dad, drove them down to Southington Community Services on Norton Street to deliver two large boxes of toys. Greeted by volunteer, Jeri Matyczyk, they told her their story very politely and respectfully. Matyczyk warmly thanked them for their hard work and generous spirit, “These fine young gentlemen presented themselves very courteously even shaking hands with me,” Matyczyk said. Accepting her words of appreciation with a bit of embarrassment at the praise, they pointed out that it had been their fellow students who came through. But Matyczyk saw how happy they were that the toys were welcome and that they would

be a nice surprise to the children receiving them. Impressed, Matyczyk told them a story about a boy who did not have a pair of sneakers to wear. His mother had come to Southington Community Services and said that he would be thrilled to have a pair of Nikes, something he never had. Matyczyk explained that as needs come to their attention they make lists of them with contact names and anonymously distribute the needs on these lists to prospective donors around town. “Would you believe,” she told the boys, “The other day two pairs of sneakers were donated, one of them Nikes. I contacted the mother and she came in with her son. Can you imagine how happy that little boy was when he came in and received his first-ever pair of Nikes?” Lester Pierson said both

115 W. Main St., Plantsville 860.426.9411

Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Party Dec. 31st • 9:30 - 1:30 with D.J. Brian Skibo

NO COVER Champagne toast • Party favors • Drink Specials all night long 1229642

Jan. 6th - Murray the Wheel an exclusive night of entertainment

Jan. 7th - Concerts with Causes Present: Angry Again and Far From Here $5 cover to benefit Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of CT and The Hole in the Wall Gang

See Toys, page 13


The Southington Citizen — Friday, December 30, 2011

Collision Continued from page 1

into the tanker, which was carrying approximately 8,600 gallons of fuel, and both vehicles burst into flames. Southington Police Sgt. Lowell DePalma said he reported to the scene and found the Gulf gasoline tanker to still be on fire. Battling the blaze were fire personnel and fire trucks from Southington and Cheshire departments,

with at least one ambulance standing by. “There were several hoses the fire department had deployed trying to keep it from exploding and they were very successful in doing that,” DePalma said. Southington Fire Chief Harold Clark said firefighters did a “phenomenal” job of stopping the fire and preventing a much worse ending to the scene. “We were minutes to seconds away from a big catas-

Happy Holidays To All And To All A Good Light HOLIDAY HOURS Connecticut Lighting Centers and Restoration Lighting Gallery Saturday, Dec. 24 – 9am to 3pm, Closed Christmas Saturday, Dec. 31 – 9am to 5pm, Closed New Year’s Day

HARTFORD 860-493-2532 167 BRAINARD RD (I-91 • EXIT 27) Across the street from Connecticut Lighting Centers


HARTFORD 860-249-7631 160 BRAINARD RD (I-91 • EXIT 27) SOUTHINGTON 860-621-7585 RT 10 WAL-MART PLAZA (I-84 • EXIT 32)

trophe,” Clark said. Clark said an evacuation was issued “immediately,” as the danger was imminent. Roads were blocked off up to a quarter-mile away from the scene. Sirens and smoke were visible through the trees at the blockade on Old Turnpike Road. “Really to get the whole situation under control it took hours and hours,” Clark said. “When we unloaded all the fuel and considered the truck safe.” Norton Street resident Jonathan Montwell shot a video from the woods near the back of his house, showing flames as high as 50 feet shooting up with black smoke rising above the trees. Intermittently, explosions that sounded like gunshots could be heard, and then a bright light with a violent zapping sound can be seen and heard as a transformer exploded from the overwhelming heat. “The loudest thing was when the transformer exploded,” Montwell said. “I definitely jumped behind the biggest tree after the first big ‘pop.’”

Montwell’s video is about 20 minutes long, with flames starting off low and growing higher as the video continues. Eventually, two water streams from both sides of the scene are seen attempting to extinguish the flames. Clark said he was on the scene until about 5:45 a.m. on Wednesday, about 10 hours after the accident. He said there were contamination issues with the Quinnipiac River flowing next to the scene, but no fuel leaked as had been first feared. “With the river right there and just the topography of the land, we could have had a real mess and it really could’ve caused big problems in the area because it was on fire,” Clark said. Clark did say the gasoline holding tank split, but only vapors that burned off escaped. As far as controlling the flames and extinguishing the fire, Clark said the first priority was to cool the tank. “The longer it has flame impingement, the more the pressure builds inside the vessel,” he said. “Soon the pressure is building fast and it will burst the vessel and


Happy Holidays

10 week session $99.00 (begins Jan. 4th)


TEEN/TWEEN YOGA 10 week session $99 (begins Jan. 5th)

THERAPEUTIC CHAIR YOGA Do you suffer from Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Neck Pain, Migraines??? Your first class is free! (Mondays at 11am and Saturdays at 1:30pm)

New Year’s Celebrations

We have moved to a beautiful new location in downtown Southington Hypnosis is also offered at The Natural Path by Bernier Hypnosis & Life Enrichment

Limited Menu Make Your Reservations for New Year’s Super Specials Thurs. & Sun.

LADIES’ NIGHT Tues. & Wed. Night $ Special Menu 12.00


4 Course Dinner

Includes: Appetizer • Salad or Soup • Entree ´ • Dessert (except Holidays) 1229466

31 Liberty Street, Suite 108 Southington, CT (860) 426-9766

See the Difference - Taste the Difference Lunch & Dinner Specials RAW BAR Early Bird Dinners Lobster, Seafood, Prime Meats, Chicken, Lamb, Veal, Pasta & More



Closed Mondays Open Tues.-Sun. 11 am-10 pm

Aqua Terra Restaurant

Please visit our website at for our class schedule and a list of all services offered at The Natural Path



Includes: Dessert (except Holidays)

Gift Certificates Available Celebrate Your Special Occasion! Complimentary Cake for Parties of 5 or more. Advance Reservation Requested

253 East St. (Rt. 10), Plainville (860) 793-1600

then it’s just a shot in a dark as to which part of the vessel lets go.” Miele was apprehended and taken to St. Mary’s Hos- v pital in Waterbury. It was un- r clear of the truck driver was b taken to the hospital. No oth- N w er injuries were reported. DePalma said Wednesday b morning that all roads were d cleared and power restored. b The last few evacuated resi- t dents were finally allowed to return home at 5 a.m. Con- a necticut Light and Power re- e ported about 1,000 outages in e the area as a result of the ac- m cident. An investigation into the A w accident is under way. t g p

Appreciation meal for military

A Military Appreciation Dinner will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Southington Elks Lodge 1669, 114 Main St. This is free to military members and veterans and there is a cost for family members and other guests. The buffet dinner includes appetizers, sausage and peppers, chicken, roasted potatoes, vegetables, green salad, rolls and butter and dessert. This is open to the public. For more information or to reserve tickets by Saturday, Jan. 7, call Denise Johnson, at (860) 7076838.The snow date will be Saturday, Feb. 4.


Continued from page 6

they say no and then just hand it to them and say ‘You do now,’ and the look on their face, they start looking around like it must be a joke.” Aldi said she was impressed at how mature Naylor is since she had him as a student at JFK, and the laptops help to make a difficult situation a little bit easier for soldiers and their families. “The amount of time parents and loved ones go without hearing from them, this is really an important piece,” Aldi said.


Friday, December 30, 2011 — The Southington Citizen

UWS Continued from page 2

Deb Heinrich, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s nonprofit liaison, who gave the presentation, “Connecticut’s nonprofits: new perspectives on sustainability and problem solving.” Also present were state Sen. Joe Markley and his aide, Pat Salamone, offering agencies the assistance of the legislature in certain areas. In essence, the agencies participated in “living and working united,” Reilly said. They discussed and analyzed trends in social needs and services locally as compared to state-wide data. There was a lively interchange of ideas and suggestions as to how agencies operate, thus providing deeper insights into where they can work together for increased efficiency in

certain areas. The meeting was well received by those present who considered it an opportunity to continue exploring inroads each of them can hope to make through information sharing, cooperation and periodic meetings.

To donate directly, checks can be sent to the United Way of Southington, P.O. Box 546, Southington, CT 06489. For more information, contact Reilly, at (860) 628-4565, or email

384 Belleview Ave. Southington 860-628-9736

GREAT Gift Ideas In Our Country STORE & BAKERY



vitally important to make residents aware of the flexibility of work place giving. No matter where people work, their workplace contribution, including payroll deductions for United Way, can be designated to be directed to the town where they live. Southington has continually demonstrated its generosity as a people, such as earlier this month when more than $12,000 was raised in one hour for the Salvation Army. But, who, if not those who live in Southington will take care of the severely growing local needs, if workplace giving is not designated

for the local United Way, Reilly said. When she started as executive director at the beginning of 2011, she understood the challenges that the agency faced. Already, much has been done to strengthen the message of UWS to the people of Southington and UWS has strengthened it ties and support of the local charities it supports. On Dec. 13, representatives of the 17 partner agencies were invited to The Summit of Plantsville. “The meeting opened the group to an open forum of the town’s local agencies to discuss how we can work more closely to better serve our community,” Reilly said. Joining the group, were

DESSERT Order Your PLATTERS Holiday Pies for your Seasons Greeting’s Holiday From the Staff Gatherings! at Lewis Farms Fresh Baked Goods

Photo by E. Richard Fortunato

Representatives of the 17 agencies served by the United Way of Southington meet at The Orchards to collaborate and examine goals.

HERE’S THE THE SCOOP SCOOP HERE’S We’re Open Every day... each week... all year round! This Fall Get the Scoop, or two, or three of Over 50 Flavors of Premium Ice Cream Homemade Whipped Cream & Waffle Cones, Custom Cakes, Pre-Made Cakes, Pies, Soft-Serve, Frozen Yogurt, Fat-Free / Sugar-Free Products, Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate and Cookies.

Call ahead for Classroom Orders and Ice Cream Socials. Downtown Southington 50 Center Street 1229457



MONTH January Only

Turkey Burger 1228441

Praline’s Café



Thank You...

959 Meriden-Waterbury Road, Plantsville, CT 860-426-9998 •


The Southington Citizen — Friday, December 30, 2011

Town road projects receive $250,000 boost from the state

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Tuesday that Southington as well as Berlin, Cromwell, Middlefield and Portland and Southington have each been awarded Small Town Economic Assistance Program grants for various capital improvement projects. “These capital grants are important for many towns as they look to make repairs to critical infrastructure or promote economic development,� Malloy said. “At a time budgets are stretched to the limit, we can and must maintain our commitment to improving the overall quality of life for our residents.� The Town of Southington will receive a $250,000 grant


Ace Oil Oil Company LLC

24 Hour Emergency Service

Cash, Senior & Volume Discounts Call Today

203-630-9141 CT Reg. #HOD 446

s r



al Park project. “The $500,000 STEAP grant for Berlin is great news for our town,� Aresimowicz said. “Construction of phase II of the Berlin Veterans Memorial project is an important investment for our community that is shared by all our residents.� Additional recipients are Cromwell, $500,000 for County Line Road and Route 3; Middlefield: $250,000 for Miller Road Bridge; and

of the Southington community.� “The $250,000 STEAP grant for Southington is an example of addressing the needs of our small towns and is important to us who represent and fight for our smaller communities,� said state Rep. Joseph Aresimowicz, 30th Assembly District. State Rep. Bruce “Zeke� Zalaski, 81st Assembly District, said, “Maintaining our infrastructure is a good use of this funding and we welcome the construction improvements set for Aircraft Road, Newell Street and Redstone Street.� STEAP funds were also awarded to Berlin, $500,000 for Berlin Veterans Memori-

Southington Police Sgt. Lowell DePalma is at Mulberry Gardens of Southington, 58 Mulberry St., Wednesday, Jan. 25, at noon, to discuss how to prepare for emergencies, including power outages from severe weather. RSVP to (860) 276-1020.


he liked its philosophy and thought it would be a good opportunity to impact the lives of underserved students. He chose to serve in Greenwood, Miss., an extremely poor community located in the Mississippi Delta. Amanda Elzy High School is located in LeFlore County, an area where 100 percent of the school population is eligible for free breakfast and

lunch programs. An estimated 34.8 percent of residents were living below the poverty level in 2009, the year for which statistics were most recently available. As a white male, Cayer is a minority. Since Cayer was hired as band director he has built the program tremendously and instilled pride and purpose in the high school. Heartened by the difference

Continued from page 5 where he played trumpet in the award-winning Blue Knights Marching Band, nor at the University of Connecticut where he also was a band member. He received his degree in philosophy with a minor in music. When he heard about the Teach For America program,

Emergency preparedness

Everything for baby, teen and all the children in between.

Bonavita Cherry Hudson Collection

Save 00



Save 00


$400 $159 1228287

* Offer valid on in stock items only.

Portland, $230,000 for recreational complex The State Bond Commission, under Malloy’s leadership, allocated $20 million for STEAP grants on Sept. 23. The awards, which will be awarded to small towns from throughout the state, were granted in part due to project readiness and their impact on overall regional economic development, according to the press release from the governor’s office.

to construct improvements to the existing roadways of Aircraft Road, Newell Street and Redstone Street, which includes widening the road to allow for a better turning radius for freight trucks. “This is well-deserved recognition by the State of Connecticut of the value of maintaining our infrastructure to support our business community. This project enhances a municipal roadway for all of our citizens while it also increases the safety and capability of our largest private employer,� said Garry Brumback, Southington town manager. “We are grateful to the governor and our legislative delegation for their support

Pali Designs NEW Torino Collection


Save 00




Pali Designs Volterra Collection IN 7HITE #HERRY OR -OCCACHINO

Save 00

$200 Y BAB ’S W O





he was making, he decided to stay on after his two-year stint, and he was hired as the band director. Earlier this year he received a phone call from the Gator Bowl Association and they asked him if the band could participate in the halftime show and the parade. “When I got the call, it wasn’t like, ‘We’re considering you.’ It was, ‘We’ve chosen you.’ It was pretty cool,� he told The Greenwood Commonwealth. He and the Amanda Elzy Band Boosters have left no stone unturned in raising the $60,000 necessary for the trip. Additional funds for the trip to the Gator Bowl were provided by the county school district and pledges. The scholarship fund was also depleted. Headed back from Connecticut to Mississippi on Wednesday, he had fielded calls from parents and students throughout his vacation. He planned to hit the ground running when back in Greenwood. “This trip to Florida can be the opportunity that opens their eyes, to want more for themselves and expect more from this world,� he said. To make a donation to the band program, checks can be mailed in the name of Amanda Elzy Marching Band, Amanda Elzy High School, 604 Elzy Ave., Greenwood, MS 38930.


Friday, December 30, 2011 — The Southington Citizen


2010 2011


READERS’CHOICE AWARDS 2010-2011 2 0 1 1

FIRST PLACE Best Consignment Shop Store Hours: Mon.-Wed. 10-6, Thurs. & Fri. 10-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5 Consignment Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10-4 Thursdays 10-6

South Windsor 1735 Town Center 860-644-9090 AT THE CORNER OF BUCKLAND & ELLINGTON RD., NEXT TO STOP & SHOP


Rocky Hill

151 Queen St. 860-620-1266

781 Cromwell Ave. 860-257-1661





The Southington Citizen — Friday, December 30, 2011

Bread for Life fundraiser proves to be ‘Superior’

Oh, Christmas tree

By Kim Michel Special to The Citizen

Photo by Deb Mikan

Diana Sheard, balloon artist, left, delivers a unique Christmas tree to the home of Mary DeCroce, also local artist, just in time for the holidays.

Bread for Life received a gift just in time for the holidays. On Dec. 23, employees of Superior Products Distributors presented Bread for Life the proceeds of its annual holiday fundraiser. Receiving the $4,500 check at Superior’s Milldale location were Eldon Hafford, Bread for Life’s executive director, and Bill McDougall, chairman of the Bread for Life Board of Directors. For at least 10 years, Superior, a supplier of construction materials, has held an employee holiday fundraiser. Initially, the donation went to a family or individual in need of financial or medical assistance. In both 2010 and 2011, the proceeds were donated to Bread for Life to support its established programs in town to feed those who would otherwise go hungry. Ashley Crispino, Superi-

Photo by Kim Michel

At the donation presentation to Bread for Life at Superior Products Distributors are, from left, Ashley Crispino, Superior marketing director; Eldon Hafford, Bread for Life executive director; Dawn Slonski, Superior executive assistant; and Bill McDougall, chairman of the Bread for Life Board of Directors. or’s marketing director, and Dawn Slonski, executive assistant, coordinated the fundraiser. For the past two holiday seasons, Superior’s employees have followed a culinary theme by preparing

food items to sell to customers and other employees. Items prepared ranged from entrees (including a turkey dinner) to breakfast sandSee Fundraiser, next page



Friday, December 30, 2011 — The Southington Citizen

Concerts With Causes continue

Police officer applications Applications are being accepted for the position of police officer in the Town of Southington. 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, polygraph, 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 and is also available to view on the Town of Southington website at . Applications can be obtained and must be completed via the Internet by going to www.PoliceApp. com/Southington . There is a $35 non-refundable SPD application fee and $12 PoliceApp registration fee. The written exam will be conducted Saturday, Jan. 14, 9 a.m., at Southington High School, 720 Pleasant St. Deadline is Friday, Jan. 6.

Fundraiser Continued from page 12

wiches to baked goods. There was great participation from staff; even those who don’t normally spend time in the kitchen were motivated by the holiday spirit to prepare items for the fundraiser, Slonski said. Paper ornaments offered for sale to customers and then posted on the wall behind the store’s cash regis-

ters were another way employees raised money. All funds raised through the sale of paper ornaments and homemade food items were then matched by the company, helping Superior to meet its goal of doubling last year’s donation. Slonski attributed the success of this year’s fundraiser to the generosity of employees and the community values that Superior holds as a family owned company.

Concerts With Causes is sponsoring a winter concert series at the Hydeaway Cafe, 115 W. Main St., in Plantsville. The concerts benefit the Hole In The Wall Gang Camp and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Connecticut Chapter. The series, which is called “With A Little Help For Our Friends,” will next feature a double header show with Angry Again and Far From Here on Saturday, Jan. 7. Kevin Hyde, owner of the Hydeaway Cafe, said, “We are very excited to be working Hafford and McDougall expressed gratitude and noted the donation’s importance during challenging economic times when there is a growing need for Bread for Life’s services. McDougall called Southington “a very giving town,” which has enabled Bread for Life to expand its programs in the past few years to help meet the increased need.

with Concerts With Causes to bring great music to the Southington community for the purpose of supporting

Janet Mellon, Southington Community Services’ execuContinued from page 7 tive director, said these two boys are a fine example of the boys were speechless to hear giving spirit of Southington. the story. “I may not be very knowlHalina Kryzanski, Jon K.’s edgeable about STEPS, but mom, said the boys were very they’re obviously doing some happy while working on the great things with our kids, toy drive, taking care of all not to mention the support of the details to promote inter- parents and our schools,” she est. said. “Who knows better than Jon P. said that he was hap- they, what other kids want?” py because it was a project Mellon also noted that the that he and his friend could success of the Toys for Tots do together and they were drive was a remarkable happy that other youngsters bonus to the neediest chilwould have toys to play with dren especially in augmenton Christmas. The parents ing the efforts of the police said they also learned how department’s Stuff a Cruiser fortunate they are and how toy drive held several weeks ago. others are not so privileged.


Service & Installation of Gas, Electric & Oil Burners






860-620-2786 - 24 Hour Service Available -

...”The window people”


Our Specialities:


Per Window





Expires 2-28-12

No Job Too Small! BOW WINDOW


See our web site at:

CT License #534593 *Subject to credit approval. Average 10 windows, 15.9 APR/REV. Broker only not a lender.




• Furnaces • Hot Water Heaters • Duct Work • Air Conditioning Systems • Humidifiers • Maintenance Agreements

LIC# HTG0401882


5 WINDOWS . . . . . . . . . SAVE $400 10 WINDOWS . . . . . . SAVE $800 15 WINDOWS . . SAVE $1200

✓ Lower Fuel Bills ✓ Reduce Maintenance ✓ Beautify Your Home ✓ Exclusive Transferable Warranty

FREE Estimates!


Over 1.5 Million Windows Installed - Over 30 Years in Business REPLACE ALL THE WINDOWS IN YOUR HOME FOR AS LITTLE

charities. CWC is a fantastic organization doing great things and I am proud to be a sponsor.”

Expires 2-28-12

$250.00 OFF!

$25.00 OFF!

New Furnace or AC System Installation!

Furnace Cleaning!



Limit one coupon per new customer. No other coupons or discounts apply. Coupon MUST be submitted for this special offer!

Limit one coupon per new customer. No other coupons or discounts apply. Coupon MUST be submitted for this special offer!

Family Owned & Operated!


Call for your FREE estimate W ha t s in 860-621-3000 Your Walls?

Federal Tax Credits & Financing Available.



621-0072 Established 2001


210 Queen St., Southington

Cellulose • Injection Foam • Spray Foam Fully Insured. CT License HIC #620501



We welcome church news

Epiphany, Bell Sunday

Any church or worship center within Southington is welcome to send photos and news events to news@southingtoncitizen.c om or to 40 N. Main St., Southington, CT 06489. Questions? Call The Southington Citizen office, at (860) 620-5960.

Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St., Plantsville, will celebrate both Epiphany and its annual Bell Sunday on Jan. 8, beginning at 10 a.m. During the bell-themed service, worshippers “ring” in the New Year. There’s music by the bell choir, and the congregation can ring their bells

along with the morning hymns or chancel choir anthem. After the service, the “burning of the greens” will be held during which evergreen branches are burnt in a small bonfire, a symbolic way to wrap up the celebration of the Christmas season. A light lunch of soup and bread will be served afterward. For more information,

The Southington Citizen Friday, December 30, 2011 call the church office at (860) 628-5595.

church representative for reservations.

Women offer Silver Tea

New Year service

Southington Church Women United will meet on Friday, Jan. 6, at 1 p.m., at Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St. Soup, sandwiches and dessert will be served. There is a cost to attend. People interested in attending should call their

First Congregational Church, 37 Main St., will offer the New Year’s Day T.G.I. Sunday Contemporary Worship on Jan. 1, at 10 a.m.; there will be no church school or infant care nursery. Information, call the church office, (860) 628-6958.

Cemetery, New Britain. Memorial donations may be made to the V.F.W. Auxiliary, P.O. Box 403, New Britain, CT 06051

olyn Fugere. The funeral and burial was at the convenience of the family. DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, was in charge of arrangements.


Cecelia Rich

Cecelia (Waskiewicz) Rich, 89, of Southington, died Dec. 13, 2011, at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain campus. She was the wife of Joseph Rich. She was born March 24,

1922, in New Britain, the daughter of the late Boleslaw and Eva Waskiewicz. She retired from Landers, Ferry and Clark. She was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Navy Waves and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary in New Britain. She had been a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church in New Britain. Besides her husband she

is survived by a nephew, Greg Jackson and wife, Ava, and their daughter, Susan. She was predeceased by three sisters, Elsie Jackson, Rose Kawecki and Jennie Waskiewicz; and a brother, Stanley Waskiewicz. The funeral was held Dec. 17, 2011, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home to Sacred Heart Church, New Britain, for a Mass. Burial with military honors was at Sacred Heart

Community Programs January 2012 Special Events January 12 Pillow Talk: Sleep Disorders Center lecture series, Marc Kawalick, M.D. discusses common sleep disorders and treatments, 5:45 p.m., 1131 West Street Building, 1 Lower Level, Southington, 860-224-5538 January 26 Current treatment in knee arthritis sponsored by The Center for Joint Care, Dr. Robert Carangelo, 6:30 p.m., Lecture Room 1, reg. req., 860-224-5186

New Britain General campus

Wellness Programs & Classes January 12, 24 Bariatric Informational Session with Dr. Carlos Barba, 6 p.m., 11 South Road, Farmington, 866-668-5070

January 19 Dr. Lane, Weigh Your Options Information Sessions, 6 p.m., 11 South Road, Farmington, 866-668-5070

Support Groups

January 4 Breast Cancer Support Group, 5:30–7 p.m., Radiation Therapy Waiting Room, light refreshments provided, reg. req’d, 860-224-5900 x6307

Bernard Guyette Bernard “Buddy” Guyette, 67, of Southington, died Dec. 16, 2011, at home. He was the husband of Teresa (Marcinski) Guyette. He was born Aug. 29, 1944, in Hartford, son of the late Albert and Margaret (Senna) Guyette. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the U.S. Navy. He had retired from Acme Monacco in New Britain at age 56 and had enjoyed traveling and spending time together with his wife. He belonged to a gun club, loved his cars and had been a parishioner of St. Dominic Church. Besides his wife, he is survived by his nieces and nephews, Bruce C. Telke, Kristin Goodrich and Car-

Jennie (Niemczyski) Manware, 92, of Southington, died Dec. 11, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Michael Manware. She was born in Southington, on May 30, 1919, the daughter of the late Anthony and Helen (Esbright) Niemczyski. She is survived by her brother, Anthony and wife, Alice Niemczyski, of Southington; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held Dec. 17, 2011, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington. Burial was at St. Thomas Cemetery.

More obituaries next page

Childbirth Education

January 4, 11, 18, 25 Breastfeeding class, 10 –11 a.m., Family BirthPlace Lounge, 860-224-5433

Bradley Memorial campus January 10 CPR Certification class, 5–9:30 p.m., Conference Room A, 860-224-5433


January 26 Heartsaver CPR & First Aid, 5–10p.m., Conference Room A, 860-224-5433

81 Meriden Ave., Southington



For information on more classes, programs, and other events, visit or scan this code with your smartphone to go to our calendar page now!

100 Grand St., New Britain

Jennie Manware


Friday, December 30, 2011 — The Southington Citizen

Obituaries Katherine Chaffee

Joseph A. Palmieri Joseph A. Palmieri, 80, went home to heaven on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 at Hartford Hospital, He was the beloved husband of Josephine (Majewski) Palmieri for 55 years. He was born in Southington, on May 11, 1931, the son of the late Joseph and Theresa (Latino) Palmieri. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his loving children, Joseph E. Palmieri and Theresa Palmieri, both of Southington, and Maria Palmieri, of Rocky Hill; grandchildren, Joseph and Cateri Palmieri; his sister, Rose, and husband Toby Soriero, of Florida; sistersin-law, Lea Bednarcyk, Helen Maurice, Mary Ann and Mike Lata; and many other relatives. He was a member of the last class to graduate Lewis High School in 1950 and served with the U.S. Army in the Korean War. Prior to his late retirement, he owned and operated the Mobil Gas Station on West Street, Southington, for the majori-

ty of his life where he owned his race car, “VO.” He was a proud and faithful parishioner of St. Thomas Church. He had a passion for Red Sox, music, western films, casinos, boats and the peaceful ocean. As a protector of all, Joe was the epitome of the most humble, honest and devoted man. His successful world centered around his beloved family always and forever. A funeral mass was held Dec. 12, 2011, at St. Thomas Church, Southington. Burial with military honors was at St. Thomas Cemetery. DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, assisted the family with arrangements.

Eva Bagdis Eva (Youchavitz) Bagdis, 102, of Southington, died Dec. 10, 2011, at The Summit at Plantsville. She was the wife of the late Joseph Bagdis. She was born Oct. 24, 1909, in Poquonock, the daughter of the late Anthony and Eva (Todsnovkis) Youchavitz. She retired in 1971 from Roy-

Mary Platt Mary Elizabeth “Betty” (Cleary) Platt, 97, of Southington, died surrounded by her loving family Dec. 12, 2011, at The Summit at Plantsville. She was the wife of the late Morris Thomas Platt. She was born Oct. 3, 1914, in West Haven, the daughter of the late Thomas and Ann (Malone) Cleary. She was a member of IMPACT, a group in the 1970s that led the fight


Installation - Service - Repair • • • • • • OR CALL US 860-621-3270

Water heater replacements - Gas, Oil, Electric 24 Hour Emergency High-efficiency tankless water heaters installed Service Same Day Service Faucet and fixture replacement and repair Available M-F Water filter installation Complete kitchen and bathroom remodel services available Gas pipe for - Fireplace log kits - Gas grills - Pool heaters

“One call for all your plumbing needs”

S1-366399 HOD-826

Visit Our Website For Todays Price •




More obituaries on page 18

Serving the Community for over 25 years


to preserve the West Haven shoreline. She was a parishioner of St. Dominic Church and a former board member of the Southington Calendar House and a former Sunday school teacher. She survived by three daughters, Ann Dandrow and husband, Gerald, Elizabeth Suski and husband, Robert, and Maureen Temchin and husband, Earl, all of Southington; a brother, Thomas Cleary, of Woodmont; a sister, Catherine Gilson, of West Haven; a lifelong friend and special sister-in-law, Mary Cleary; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Francis and John Cleary; two sisters, Elinor and Margaret Gilson; and a special sister-in-law, Jane (Ryan) Cleary. The funeral was held Dec. 17, 2011, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, to St. Dominic Church, Southington, for a Mass. Burial followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.

al Typewriter. She had been a parishioner of St. Dominic Church. She is survived by two daughters-in-law, Marjorie Bagdis Lenois, of Southington, widow of William Bagdis, and Gayle Bagdis, of Ocala, Fla., widow of Robert Bagdis; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four sons, Edward, William, Paul and Robert Bagdis. The funeral was held Dec. 14, 2011, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, to St. Dominic Church. Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery, Rocky Hill.



Katherine “Kay” (Bayrer) Chaffee, 94, of Southington, died peacefully Dec. 3, 2011, at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley Memorial campus. She had been the loving wife of the late Milton Chaffee. She was born in Hartford, on May 30, 1917, to the late Homer and Florence (Burr) Bayrer. She moved to Southington in 1978 after living in Hartford for many years. She was a WAVE veteran of World War II. She was trained in the Red Cross Canteen Corps followed by 40 years in the Blood Donation Unit. She worked at Aetna Life and Casualty Insurance for many years. She was a longtime member of Immanuel Congregational Church in Hartford and was an active member of the First Congregational Church in Southington where she served as a deacon and chairwoman of the flower committee for many years. She is survived by her niece, Connie Johnson and husband, Lance, of East Hampton; her nephew, Charles W. Bayrer, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; her stepdaughter, Deborah Jeanfaivre and husband, Roger, of Wethersfield; stepson, Austin “Tim” Chaffee and wife Tory, of Westbrook; two step-granddaughters, Beth Gracy, of Southington, and Caroline Chaffee, of Merrick, N.Y.; two greatgranddaughters, Juliet Gracy and Ava Chaffee; two great-nephews, Kirk and Brian Johnson; and her greatniece, Holly Norton. She was predeceased by her brother, William H. Bayrer; and sister, Marion E. Bayrer. A memorial service was held Dec. 9, 2011, at First Congregational Church, Southington. Burial was held privately. Plantsville Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to

First Congregational Church, 37 Main St., Southington, CT 06489.

(860) 621-6987

Licensed & Insured CT LIC # - P1 279241

- FREE ESTIMATES Fax # (860) 628-2358 Email - s r





The Southington Citizen Friday, December 30, 2011


Are you serious about New Year’s resolutions? By E. Richard Fortunato Special to The Citizen

Frankly, I stopped making New Year’s resolutions decades ago. Why? They didn’t work; not for me, anyway. I tried making New Year’s reso- Fortunato lutions early in my life. Maybe my lack of success was immaturity, though I dutifully wrote them down on a sheet of paper; I would even memorize them and increase the size of the list each year. Then I would sit back and think about how nice it would be to have all my wishes come true. But I never experienced the magical

“poof ” that brought my goals to reality. I started out in earnest each time, vowing that I would resolve to make some important changes in my life and would do all in my power to ensure their achievement. But, it was not to be. I’m not saying I never followed through on one New Year’s resolution. But, if I had to hazard a guess as to my batting average, I would not bet on myself as being a .300 hitter. Now, .300 is an achievement in baseball, but not on the baseball diamond of real life accomplishments. Fortunately, in time, I made an analytic assessment of my rate of success, (or lack thereof), in my New Year’s resolutions. Fortunately, again, I had a basis

for analytic comparison: my specific and carefully set and regularly checked career goals. I tended to set those goals annually on a career anniversary and reviewed my progress at least twice a year. But, I then realized that I was operating on three separate paths, each separately planned. First was my professional life and goals. Then, my personal and family life and lastly our leisure time, particular interests, activities, vacations and avocations. All three are important but they may were running on three separate tracks that were not carefully synchronized with each other on the single track and single timetable of life. The first challenge is to find the appropriate balance

Government Meetings

Tuesday, Jan. 3 Planning and zoning commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5 Board of water commissioners, Water Department, 605 W. Queen St, 6 p.m. Conservation Commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Monday, Jan.9 Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10 Senior Citizens Commission, Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., 6:30 p.m. Zoning board of appeals, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 12 Board of education, town hall council chambers., 7:30 p.m. Board of police commissioners, Southington Police Department Community Room, 69 Lazy Lane, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 Board of education, Hatton Elementary School, 50 Spring Lake Road, 7:30 p.m. Planning and zoning commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 Board of education, Hatton Elementary School, 50 Spring Lake Road, 7:30 p.m. Board of fire commissioners, fire headquarters, 310 N. Main St., 6 p.m.

and priorities of each phase of life for you and your life partner. The next challenge, bigger I believe, is how to avoid the collisions of these three paths by planning, scheduling and anticipation of bumps in the road along with the ability to adjust and correct with a positive attitude that the unexpected is always to be expected. Developing this approach in setting goals, achieving them and being flexible may take years to develop but it can be a steady upward ride. In our case, we are grateful for the many good years. Career and personal life paths need to be coordinated, as we set manageable, measurable goals for each being

ready to make adjustments along the way without frustration. Perhaps the critical factor is to hold yourself accountable for success with check points along the way. It’s also helpful to have good friends, role models and mentors along the way to avoid complicating the days of your life. In the journey of life it is critical to set your goals recognizing your genuine priorities, what it will take to for you to realize them and how you will meet each challenge along the way. Lastly, you don’t have to do it at the stroke of midnight on Saturday. Start on your own fiscal year, and remember, have fun along the way. Happy 2012.

DAR meeting The Hannah Woodruff Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a meeting on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 1 p.m., at the First Baptist Church, 581 Meriden Ave. The speaker is Carla Bue who will present a program on her collection of antique quilts. Members may bring a friend and prospective members are welcome to come as well. The hostesses are Gwynne Hopko, Nancy Kannenberg and Toni Height.

Heard on high

The Southington

Cit itii zen 40 N. Main St., Southington, CT 06489 News ............................................(860) 620-5962 Advertising....................................(860) 620-5960 Marketplace..................................(860) 620-5964 Fax ...............................................(860) 621-3660 The Southington Citizen is published every Friday by the Record-Journal Publishing Co. and is delivered by mail to all homes and businesses in Southington, Plantsville, Milldale and Marion.

Robin Lee Michel, Assistant Managing Editor Michael Guerrera, Sports Julie Sopchak, Reporter Kimberley E. Boath, Advertising Director Doug Riccio, Christine Nadeau Advertising Sales Michael F. Killian, General Manager

Photo by Deb Mikan

Four little angels keep watch over the Nativity scene during the Dec. 11 performance of “The Nativity of Jesus Christ: King and Savior” at Church of Saint Dominic.

The Southington Citizen Friday, December 30, 2011



Garden club members mentor budding florists at Thalberg Eight fifth-graders who belong to the Rueben Thalberg Elementary School Gar-

den Club spent their recess in December assembling “Green Holiday Arrange-

Students and mentors from the Orchard Valley Garden Club of Southington work on holiday floral arrangements.

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.

Project Lead the Way

Southington High School’s pre-engineering Project Lead the Way program is accepting applications for Southington incoming freshman students for fall 2012. Project Lead the Way is a rigorous four-year program designed to in-

ments” with materials and guidance from four members of the Orchard Valley Garden Club of Southington, Marjorie Muzyczka, Cathy Bouchard, Yvonne Burgar and Irene Langlais. The students selected a floral design for the arrangements to be delivered to the board of education, school principal Beecher Lajoie, the office staff, the nurse, the parent teacher organization, and the teachers of the designers. They also picked a snow man design for Linda Reilly, the teacher at Thalberg School that initiated the garden club program. Langlais said the Orchard Valley Garden Club may have “planted the seeds” for future florists or designers.

Photos courtesy of the Orchard Valley Garden Club

Showing some of their floral creations are, back row, from left, Linda Reilly, Irene Langlais, Abhiram Bhamiidipati, Cathy Bouchard, Meghana Kandarpa, Logan Fischer, Gabriella Mondo and Nico Gaudio; front row, from left, Yvonne Burgar, Joseph Bethencourt, Natalia Rivera, Brandon McKnerney and Jacob Dreschsler.

School Briefs crease the number of students entering engineering college programs. Interested eighth-grade students may obtain an application by contacting Lee Ann Miller at Southington High School, at (860) 628-3229, ext. 244 or 238, or at Completed applications are due back to the high school during the first week of January.

Holiday recess dates set Southington Public Schools will resume Tuesday, Jan. 3. Tuesday, Jan. 17, originally scheduled as a Professional Development Day, is now a full day of school for staff and students.

Success Cafe session to start Session 2 of the after school program, Success Cafe, is set to begin after the Christmas holiday, the week of Jan. 3. The group meets at John F. Kennedy Middle School on Tuesdays and Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School on Thursdays from 2:45 to 4:30 p.m. and lasts for

seven weeks. The program is sponsored by Southington Youth Services and is facilitated by Lisa Crofton, parent educator and life skills coach. In Success Cafe, students can meet new friends, become more confident, practice important social skills, become better communicators at home and in school and channel their energy into positive activities. A parent blog is part of this year’s offering. There is a cost for the program. Some scholarships are available to eligible families. Applications are available in the main offices at DePaolo and Kennedy Middle Schools, or by calling Southington Youth Services, at (860) 276-6281. There is a charge to attend, however, some scholarships are available. Space is limited, and is offered on a first-come, firstserved basis.

first honors — Asia Thames; second honors — Heather Borysewicz, Jennifer Crapo, Katherine Loomis, Justin Pelletier, Brashawn Russell, Lizandra Valentin and Cody Valle.

Band Backers meet Jan. 4 The next general Band Baker meeting will be

Wednesday, Jan. 4, at 7:30 p.m., in the library at Southington High School, 720 Pleasant St. Agenda items include Super Bowl Sub Sale logistics and Surround Sound. The group asks parents to attend because help is needed with both of these events. The Band Backer Executive Board will meet at 6:30 p.m., in the music room.

It’s here!

Honor roll at ALTA Jess W. Levin, director of Southington Alternative Education Program, Alta, announced the honor roll for the first marking period:

Submitted photo

Dylan Pylko, 4, shows his excitement about Christmas to his parents, Mairead and Lance Pylko, of Southington. No word on if Santa fulfilled his wish list.


The Southington Citizen — Friday, December 30, 2011


Julia Wiszniak

Julia (Kilian) Wiszniak, 84, of New Britain, died Dec. 11, 2011, with her beloved family by her side. She was born in Poland, and during World War II she was forcibly removed by the Russian au-

thorities from her home in Poland and placed in a Russian camp. From there, she and her family traveled through India and Persia and settled for a short time in England. There she married her husband, Ludwik. They immigrated to the United States, lived briefly in Middletown before moving to New Britain. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church,

Spread the Holiday Cheer this Season!! Don’t You Deserve to Look Your Best?

Try One Pass and feel the effects of a smoothing treatment without the commitment

$25 Wash, Style & Smoothing Blow Dry Offer expires Jan. 30, 12

Complimentary Paraffin Hand Treatment with any Service

the Polonia Paderewski choirs and was a vice president and a president for 15 years of the General Haller Post Ladies Auxiliary. She retired in 1990 from Stanley Works after 25 years of service. She was an active member of the community, supporting many Polish causes. Her greatest joy in life was being with her family and friends. She was a devoted sister, loving mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed by her family and friends. She was the widow of Ludwik Wiszniak and is survived by her devoted children who were her pride and joy, Helen Supsinskas and her husband, Gary, of New Britain, Joseph Wiszniak, of Plainville, Chris Balkun and her husband, Jack, of Southington, Richard Wiszniak and his

wife, Susan, of Wethersfield; five beloved grandchildren, Michael, Sarah and Ryan Wiszniak, Jacky and Kim Balkun; three sisters and a brother, Josephine Yanchak and her husband, Walter, John Kilian and his wife, Anne, Janina Patykowski and Michalina Sokolowska; and a sister-in-law, Bronislawa Kilian; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers and a sister-in-law, Stanley Kilan and his wife, Maria, and Walter Kilian. The family would like to thank her

The Southington Town Hall, 75 Main St., will be closed Monday, Jan. 2. The Southington Library, 255 Main St., will close at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31 and be closed on Monday, Jan. 2.


Replace that old high tub with a For As $ 5’ Walk-in Interlocking water tight seal shower Low As 1219925

Add a Ultimate Conditioning Treatment $5 with any Hair Service



Over 40 Yrs. Experience

We Recycle Hair Clippings to Matter of Trust for Hair Mats used in absorbing oil spills. A Contemporary Design Salon With Affordable Pricing


111 New Britain Avenue, Plainville Call Shane Today For An Appointment

Best Hair Salon Plainville


Readers Choice Award


L to R: Caitlyn Cummings, Shane Rowe, Amanda Betty

MIMS OIL Call for Current Price

CALL (860) 628-0073

Family Owned & Operated

(203) 238-7512 H.O.D. 7


s r

Cuts • Color • Color Packages • Hi-Lights • Blow Dry Styles Conditioning Treatments • Updos • Relaxers • Facial Waxing Young Adult Pricing • Eco-Friendly Products Brazilian Keratin Smoothing Treatments



SUMMA CONSTRUCTION FRstiEmEate E SERVICES L.L.C. Lic. #572608 Licensed & Insured

Offer expires Jan. 30, 12

More obituaries on page 27

Municipal closings

#1 REASON TO CALL US... We have done OVER 3000 Bathrooms!

Offer expires Jan. 30, 12

longtime caregiver, Teresa Rudzinska, for her loving and compassionate care. The funeral was held Dec. 14, 2011, at New Britain Memorial & Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home, followed by the liturgy at Sacred Heart Church. Burial followed in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Sacred Heart Church Renovation Fund or the Sacred Heart School, 158 Broad St., New Britain, CT 06053.


Friday, December 30, 2011 — The Southington Citizen


You ... We We Got Got It! It! You Name Name It It...

Connecticut’s Pre-Owned Authority ’99 NISSAN ALTIMA







Auto, a/c, pwr/wind/lks, alloy whls, Stk#C7251A



4cyl, automatic, a/c, one owner, low miles, Stk#C7309A

‘04 VOLVO S60 2.5 AWD





Auto, a/c, sunroof, CD, traction ctrl, alloy whls, Stk#C7215


Auto, a/c, sunroof, pwr/wind/lks, Stk#C7306





Auto, navigation, lthr/htd seats, p/snrf, prem sound, alloys, stk#C7228

Auto, a/c, CD, dual airbags, Stk#C7229


‘07 DODGE RAM 1500 4X4







Auto, a/c, pwr/wind/lks, Stk#C7333

Laramie, auto, leather, CD, alloy whls, Stk#C7292





LT, Z71, 4x4, 5.3, auto, a/c, Stk#C7358


plus tax with coupon


Drain & replace with up to 5 qts. of engine oil, Install oil filter, check all fluid levels, inspect & adjust tire pressure Valid only at Harte Family Motors. Not to be used on prior service. May not be combined with offers or coupons. Offer expires 1/31/12

Ext. Cab, auto, alloys whls, pwr/wind/lks, Stk#C7376



Auto, alloy whls, sunroof, Stk#C7226




Auto, a/c, keyless entry, am/fm stereo w/CD, Stk#C7393




Auto, a/c, pwr/wind/lks, leather, moonroof, alloys, running brds, CD, Stk#C7295

Auto, a/c, pwr/wind/lks, Stk#C7352







Auto, a/c, pwr/wind/lks, CD, traction ctrl, Stk#C7341

Auto, a/c, pwr/wind/lks, Stk#C7319







Auto a/c, navigation, full power, snrf, Stk#C7332




Leather, mnrf, 4x4, pwr/seats, Stk#C7361





Auto, a/c, pwr/wind/lks, Stk#C7234








Auto, DVD, backup camera, p/w/l/snrf, cruise, rear spoiler, traction ctrl, stk#C7279


‘07 MAZDA 3



Wow! Leather, moonroof, alloy whls, fully equipped, 44k mi, Stk#C7327


Auto, pwr/wind/lks, CD, alloy whls, Stk#C7143

Auto, a/c, pwr/wind/lks, CD, alloy whls, Stk#C7276











Auto, a/c, pwr/wind/lks, Stk#C7370






Auto, a/c, pwr/wind/lks, fully equipped, Stk#C7367

Auto, a/c, heated mirrors, keyless entry, remote start, Stk#C7395




Auto, a/c, pwr/wind/lks, Stk#C7357



Auto, a/c, leather, mnrf, pwr/wind/lks, only 77k mi, Stk#C7338A



Auto, a/c, leather, navigation, moonrf pwr/wind/lks, ABS, Stk#C7364




Auto, a/c, navigation, leather, DVD, 3rd row, fully equipped, Stk#C7351

Vehicle History Report


Buy With Confidence... We Stand Behind Price incl.all costs to be paid by a consumer except tax, title, MV & conveyance fees.Photos are for illustration purposes only.Offers expire 7 days after publication. Every Car We Sell! Formerly Harte Chevrolet



Jan. 1


Happy New Year!



Holiday closings — The Southington Town Hall, 75 Main St., the Calendar

House, 388 Pleasant St., Southington Library, 255 Main St., and the schools will be closed Monday, Jan. 2. The Southington Citizen office, 40 N. Main St., will also be closed. All will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 3. Southington Festival Chorale — The Southington Festival Chorale will rehearses Mondays, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St. All singers are welcome. Information: call Liz, (860) 621-2837.



75 Center Street, Southington, CT



Chair massage — Branford Hall Institute and the Southington Library invite the public to the library, 255 Main St., for a night of “Relaxation, Rejuvenation and Reading” with a free chair massage provided by advanced massage therapy students of Branford Hall. The free massages will be held Tuesday, Jan. 3, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., on the mezzanine. The sessions are held on a first-come, first-served basis with no specific times scheduled. Snoring lecture — Branford Hall Institute and the Southington Library invite the public to the library, 255 Main St., for a night of “Re-

The Southington Citizen Friday, December 30, 2011

laxation, Rejuvenation and Reading” with a free chair massage provided by advanced massage therapy students of Branford Hall. The free massages will be held Tuesday, Jan. 3, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., on the mezzanine, first-come, first-served.



Zumba — The Southington Parks and Recreation Department is offering two sessions of Zumba classes for the winter. Classes will be held in the Plantsville Elementary School gymnasium on Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 4, 9, 11, 18, 23, 25 and 30, and continuing into March. There is a fee to participate. Pre-registration and payment required. Reg-

istration: Call the office at (860) 276-6219. ‘Gotta go, gotta go — The lecture, “How to prevent ‘gotta go, gotta go,’” will be held Thursday, Jan. 5, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Southington Library, 255 Main St. The lecture is sponsored by MidState Medical Center. Urologist Dr. Stephen Siegel will lead the discussion about urinary incontinence and treatments. Free. Registration: call (860) 628-0947, ext. 5


Silver Tea — Southington Church Women United will

See Calendar, next page

Hours: Closed Mon.; Tues.-Thurs. 4-Close, Fri.-Sun. 12-Close

Happy Hour 4 pm to 6 pm • Tues.-Fri. 1/2 PRICE DRINKS



Now Booking Holiday Parties


Pre-New Year’s Eve Party FRI., DEC. 30th • 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. in the ballroom of

Apizza & Pasta Restaurant $5.00 Martinis • $3.00 Wines $2.00 Domestic Draft


378 North Main Street Southington, CT 06489

Watch all the Games on our 5 42” Plasma HD TV’s! For information: Call 860-426-9920


5.00 OFF 10.00 OFF $


of $25 or More

of $50 or More

Dine in only! Excludes Holidays. With This Coupon. One coupon per table. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Coupon Expires 12/31/11.

Dine in only! Excludes Holidays. With This Coupon. One coupon per table. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Coupon Expires 12/31/11.

COUPON 1 FREE APPETIZER with the purchase of 2 dinners

Dine-In Only EXCLUDING THE FIESTA SAMPLER APPETIZER. Dine in only! Excludes Holidays. With This Coupon. One coupon per table. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Coupon Expires 12/31/11.

KIDS MENU • SPECIAL VEGETARIAN MENU AVAILABLE 151 Queen Street, Rt. 10 Southington • (860) 621-9474 Visit Us At:


Rave Holiday Gift Cards on Sale Now! At the box office or





(cash only)


1821 Mer-Wtby Rd. Ex. 28 off I-84 860-620-5520

THE DARKEST HOUR (PG13) 12:25A, 12:25, 2:45, 5:10, 7:35, 9:50

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE (PG13) 12:30A, 9:30, 10:25, 12:30, 1:50, 3:30, 4:50, 6:30, 7:50, 9:30, 10:50

WE BOUGHT A ZOO (PG) 12:40A, 9:40, 12:40,

CATERING SPECIAL Roasted Chicken, Sausage & Peppers, Ziti, Salad, Bread & Butter



3:35, 6:55, 9:45

WAR HORSE (PG13) 9:50, 1:10, 4:20, 7:45, 11:15 GIRL WITH DRAGON TATTOO (R) 9:35, 12:10, 1226189

Any Purchase Any Purchase

“for SINGLES only ...” dances Info: (860) 633-0600 • 1-800-824-3083 (inc. map)


Best Pizza in Southington



DJ/Music appealing to ages 35+ Coffee & Dessert • Cash Bar Dressy Attire • Adm. $12 - (at door)


Southington West Baseball Players recieve 10% off entire order for eat-in or take out. Must have West apparel on to prove that you play at West.



First Place Best Pizza

2 0 1 0



(I-84, Exit 39, Rte. 4 West) 1228942


999 Farmington Ave., Farmington 06032

2 0 1 1

Per Person

No substitutions please - 15 Person Min. Ask about our Weekly Grinder Special.

1:05, 3:40, 4:35, 7:10, 8:05, 10:35, 11:45 ADVENTURES OF TINTIN 3D (PG) 12:45A, 11:15, 1:55, 4:40, 7:40. 10:15 ADVENTURES OF TINTIN (PG) 11:00A SHERLOCK HOLMES (PG13) 12:50A, 11:25, 2:30, 5:25, 6:45, 8:30, 9:40, 11:30 ALVIN & THE CHIPMONKS (G) 10:35, 11:30, 1:00, 2:05, 3:15, 4:25, 5:30, 7:55, 10:10 NEW YEAR’S EVE (PG13) 12:40A, 7:05, 9:55 THE MUPPETS (PG) 1:40, 4:15 ARTHUR CHRISTMAS (PG) 9:45AM


Dining & Going Out 1188101


Friday, December 30, 2011 — The Southington Citizen

Calendar Continued from page 20

meet on Friday, Jan. 6, at 1 p.m., at Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St. Soup, sandwiches and dessert will be served. There is a cost to attend. People interested in attending should call their church representative for reservations.



Bottle and can drive — A

See calendar online:

bottle and can drive to support Boy Scout Troop 32 will be held Saturday, Jan.7, 8 a.m. to noon, at Recreation Park, Maxwell Noble Drive, Southington. The collection point is next to the first concession stand and playground. Proceeds go to support Boy Scout Troop 32. Christmas tree pickup — The Southington Land Conservation Trust is collecting Christmas trees for disposal. Members of the land trust will pick up trees curbside on Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28, between 8 a.m. and noon. The tree will be recycled and the fee will go to SLCT to conserve land and wildlife habitat in Southington. To have the tree collect-

ed, people should call Al Fiorillo, at (860) 690-2484, to leave their name, address, phone number and the Saturday that they would like the tree to be picked up. Concerts With Causes — Concerts With Causes is sponsoring a winter concert series at the Hydeaway Cafe, 115 W. Main St., in Plantsville. The concerts benefit the Hole In The Wall Gang Camp and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Connecticut Chapter. The next concert will feature a double header show with Angry Again and Far From Here on Jan. 7. Ticket deadline for Military Appreciation Dinner — A Military Appreciation

Dinner will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Southington Elks Lodge 1669, 114 Main St. This is free to military members and veterans and there is a cost for family members and other guests. Full buffet din-

ner. Open to the public. Information and tickets by Saturday, Jan. 7: call Denise Johnson at (860) 707-6838.The snow date will be Saturday, Feb. 4.

See Calendar, page 33 Like Us On

for ring Cate Years New

166 Queen St., Southington, CT (860) 426-1170 Fax: (860) 426-1896 New Year’s Eve EARLY


Stuffed Sole over rice pilaf •Eggplant Par magiana • Prime Rib Chicken Parmagiana •Lasagna • Chicken Francais e Includes soup of the day, coffee & dessert. 5 Course New Year’s Eve Dinner To Go Appetizers




Package • Dinner for TWO

• Fried Mozzarella en Carozza • Crab Stuffed Mushrooms w/ Ritz Cracker Stuffing • Eggplant Rollatini Stuffed with Ricotta Cheese • Bruschetta One House Salad Family Style • Penne Alla Vodka Family Style

4 tax) (plus


Entrees (Choice of two): Surf & Turf Oven Roasted Prime Rib & Baked Stuffed Shrimp w/ crabmeat stuffing Oven Roasted Prime Rib Baked Stuffed Shrimp w/ Crabmeat Stuffing Baked Stuffed Sole • Chicken Francaise • Chicken Saltimboco Above entrees served with mashed potato & vegetable medley Only Chicken Alfredo w/ brocccoli & penne pasta $ 5.00 Dessert (one to share): Original Cheesecake by Cheesecake Factory® • Four Layer Chocolate Cake • Mile High Carrot Cake

Call Ahead to Reser ve Yours Today Also taking RESERVATIONS for In-House Dining • Seating starts at 4:00pm

Readers Choice Best Pizza 5 Years in a Row - ‘07-’11 Best Bar - 2 Years in a Row - ‘10 & ‘11 Best Night Spot - 2011

83 West Main Street Plantsville, CT 06479

44 Center Street • Southington 1225701

Hours: Tues. thru Sunday 11:30 am-10:00 pm Closed Monday


There’s a new gypsy in town and her name is Zingarella. Located in downtown Plantsville on the site formerly known as Krys’ Pizza, Zingarella boasts authentic Italian cuisine and hand-tossed New York Pizza. Renowned chef Angelo DiDimenico, who has laid claim to restaurants such as The Pavilion in Cheshire, Ristorante Italia in Avon and The Corner House in Farmington, introduces his talents to the Southington area. Pizza extraordinaire Ruben Casey, straight from legendary pizza hotspots in the Bronx and Brooklyn boroughs of New York City, showcases his dough spinning talents and masterful pizza recipe to Connecticut residents right here in the quaint village of Plantsville. For more information, pictures, menu, hours of operation, and New Year’s Eve itinerary, visit us at


“The only thing warmer than the pizza is the atmosphere!”

Hours: • Mon.-Thurs. 4:00 PM-1:00 AM • Fri. 4:00 PM -2:00 AM • Sat. 11:30 AM-2:00 AM • Sun. 11:30 AM-1:00 AM Buy 4 Large Pizzas

Receive 1 Large Pizza Free To-go orders only. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Expires: 1-21-12

FREE Small Cheese Pizza With the purchase of any large specialty Pizza.

w s sho Let u r Wood u you o d Taste Fire

Cannot be combined with any other offer. Expires: 1-21-12

Dining & Going Out 1188101



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

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 (Jan. 10), 6:30 p.m., at Mulberry Gardens of Southington, 58 Mulberry St. 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 Terzak, at (860) 276-1020 and contact Terzak if attendees would like to arrange free care for a loved one during

the group session.

The Southington Citizen Friday, December 30, 2011

Tea time

Caregiving Connections The next Caregiving Connections meeting will be held Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 10 a.m., at the Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St. (Route 10), Plainville. Caregivers of all ages and from all towns are welcome to exchange their ideas and insights about caregiving issues. Refreshments will be served. To register, call Bette, at (860) 747-5728.

Computer Center Calendar House Computer Learning Center is always looking for volunteers as teachers and assistant teachers for computer classes. For more information regarding the Computer Learning Center, e-mail

Read us on the Web:

Photo by Deb Mikan

Visitors to the Barnes Museum sample teas and desserts during the annual Holiday Tea Tasting held Dec. 15. Curator Marie Secondo said she was thankful to the following restaurants that donated the desserts: Mainely Seafood, Napoli Cafe Deli & Catering, Paul Gregory’s Bistro and Smokin’ with Chris. Students volunteered to assist at the tea party. Many of the young women are either home schooled or attend private schools, and have assisted at the museum since they were 11 years old, Secondo said.

Medical support users take note

Colite Family Dentistry

People who use oxygen or other medical support that requires electricity should

Comprehensive Dentistry for Adults and Children


At Colite Family Dentistry we are dedicated to the maintenance and improvement of oral health. We are focused on meeting the dental needs of all ages by offering a wide range of services.

Financing Options


Storm closing announcements regarding the Calen-

Wig Loft a division of

The Hair Spa

356 Farmington Ave. Rte 10, Plainville, CT

860-747-4544 HairUWear® is a proud sponsor of the American Cancer Society.

Linda Vasile, Au.D., CCC/A, FAAA

Board Certified, Doctor of Audiology

• Hearing Evaluations • Hearing Aid Fittings • Hearing Aid Repairs • Hearing Aid Batteries 710 Main Street, Building 3, Plantsville at Clock Tower Square

(860) 426-9181 “Serving the Hearing Needs of Central Connecticut”


For a FREE consultation please call (860) 621-5040



33 Meriden Avenue Southington, CT 06489

Send us your senior news:

wig collection


Storm closing announcements

dar House will be made on WFSB Channel 3. Then the center is closed, both the nutrition program and classes will be cancelled and the bus will not be on the road.

The most natural hairline ever. In totally stylable, heat-friendly fiber.


Evening Hours

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.


The Southington Citizen Friday, December 30, 2011

Free chair massage

uncomfortable or are unable to properly sit in a massage chair.

Branford Hall Institute and the Southington Library invite the public to the library, 255 Main St., for a night of “Relaxation, Rejuvenation and Reading� with a free chair massage provided by advanced massage therapy students of Branford Hall. The free massages will be held Tuesday, Jan. 3, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., on the mezzanine. The sessions are held on a first-come, first-served basis with no specific times scheduled. There is no age restriction. Individuals with developmental disabilities are also welcome to attend. (Parents must be present during the time of massage for anyone under the age of 18). Sessions are approximately 15 minutes in length and the client remains fully clothed at all times. Modifications can be made to those who are

‘Minding Your Mind’ Southington resident and psychologist, Thomas Finn, will p r e s e n t “Minding Your Mind� at the Thursdays at Ten presentation Finn on Jan. 12, 10 a.m., at the Chiara Center 275 Finch Ave., Meriden. Finn will offer creative solutions for staying sharp while dealing with cabin fever and winter blues. Finn is a clinical psychologist on staff at the Franciscan Life Center and in Southington. The presentation is free and refreshments will be served. Visit for more information.




(203) 269-8723 • 1-877-567-5914



Get Your Smile Back

Full-Time Hygienist on Staff

With This Ad. Offer will end 12/19/11

100OfferOFF w/ This ad expires 1/19/12 IMPLANTS

Placing Implants & Restoring Them in the Same Location

(860) 621-2644

Safety, Security.... Peace of Mind.

‡+RXU$VVLVWHG/LYLQJDQG Memory Care Services ‡6WXGLRDQG2QH%HGURRP Apartments ‡$GXOW'D\3URJUDP6HYHQ'D\V a Week with Extended Evening +RXUV (Ask about Marian Heights Adult Day Center in New Britain!) ‡$FWLYLWLHV&XOWXUDODQG6SHFLDO Events ‡*RRG/LIH)LWQHVV3URJUDP

Ask About Rarely Available Apartments Now Open! Mulberry Gardens of Southington 58 Mulberry St., Plantsville, CT 06479 A not for profit member of Central CT Senior Health Services.


248 N. Main St., Southington

The following locations hold monthly free blood pressure screenings: Price Chopper, 410 Queen St., every third Monday (Jan. 16, Feb. 20, March 19), from 10 to 11 a.m. Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., every first Thursday of each month (Jan. 5, Feb. 2, March 1), from 12:30 to 2 p.m.



Dr. Marc Kawalick, of the Sleep Disorders Center at The Hospital of Central Con-

The lecture, “How to prevent ‘gotta go, gotta go,’� will be held Thursday, Jan. 5, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Southington Library, 255 Main St. The lecture is sponsored by MidState Medical

Blood pressure free screenings

Call Marie Terzak at (860) 276-1020 for a complimentary lunch and tour. We wish you a very safe and happy holiday season!

Immediate Dentures

Instantly After Extractions


Lecture set on snoring

‘Gotta go’ lecture

Center. Urologist Dr. Stephen Siegel will lead the discussion about urinary incontinence and treatments. Free. To register, call (860) 6280947.

he lifestyle you enjoy, and the peace of mind you deserve, are waiting for you at Mulberry Gardens. As a full service rental community, Mulberry Gardens offers:

• Awnings & Canopies • Storm & Entry Doors $ 24900 • Gutters & Gutter INSTALLED Guards Includes: Low E and Argon Gas fill, • Vinyl Siding Lifetime Warranty


Mulberry Gardens of Southington, 58 Mulberry St., will be hosting an Alzheimer’s support group on the second Tuesday of each month (Jan. 10, Feb. 14, March 13), from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. RSVP to (860) 2761020 or call to schedule free care for loved ones during group session.

necticut, will present a free talk about the causes of snoring. The lecture is set for Thursday, Jan. 12, 1131 West Street Building, 1 Lower Level, Southington. Refreshments will be served at 5 p.m., followed by the talk at 6 p.m. To register, call the referral line (800) 321-6244.




Alzheimer’s support group



The Southington Citizen — Friday, December 30, 2011

The Orchards receives Green Circle Award On Dec. 9, The Orchards at Southington was presented with the 2010 Green Circle Award at a program held the State of Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection in Hartford. The Green Circle award was presented to The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., for its outstanding achievements in promoting pollution prevention, waste reduction, natural resources conservation and environmental awareness. The organization is committed to help keep the environment clean, safe and beautiful for future generations.

Photo courtesy of The Orchards

At the awards ceremony are, from left, Kathleen Johnson, director of Housekeeping and Environmental Services, The Orchards at Southington; Audrey Vinci, The Orchards executive director; Patricia Hooper, The Orchards executive chef; and Daniel C. Esty, commissioner of Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

Please join us for Pillow Talk An educational series on sleep disorders Jan. 12:

Snoring: It’s More Than Annoying, with Dr. Marc Kawalick

March 6:

Insomnia? Or Something More Serious, with Dr. Susan Rubman

Sept. 13:

Sleep Apnea, with David Schwaber, D.D.S. and Andre Lerer, M.D.

New customers get the first month of service free. Visit us at: or call

Refreshments 5:15–6 p.m., Speaker: 6–7 p.m. All lectures will be held at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, Sleep Disorders Center, 1131 West St., Southington, Building 1, Lower Level.

800-443-3867 • Weekly rubbish service • Every other week recycling same day as your trash pickup • Single Stream Recycling included • 3 sizes of carts all provided for rubbish and recycling • Latest technology and newest trucks in the area


All programs are free, but please register by calling 1-800-321-6244. Press option 1. You may register for one or all sessions.



Friday, December 30, 2011 — The Southington Citizen

Library Briefs

The Southington Library is located at 255 Main St. For more information or to register for a program, visit the library website at and click on the calendar or contact the reference desk, at (860) 628-0947, ext. 5, or the children’s department, ext. 3. Registration is required for most programs unless otherwise indicated. The library is open Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Children’s theater group Children in third grade through eighth grade with a flair for the dramatics can come to the Southington Library and register for the library’s Theater Games programs on Monday, Jan. 3, at 4 p.m., and Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 4 p.m. An audition for this year’s children’s play will be held on Monday, Jan. 23, at 4 p.m. In order to register to audition for the play, children

must have attended at least one Theater Games class. For more information, contact the children’s department.

‘Ask the Doc’ series The Southington Library, 255 Main St., will be hosting two “Ask the Doc” series. The first, on Thursday, Jan. 5, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., will be a discussion on how to pre-

vent urinary incontinence and what can be done to treat the problem. The second seminar will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 10, and will cover Vitamin D, allergies and asthma.

Couponing 101 lecture On Thursday, Jan. 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Southington Library, 255 Main St., a program will be

Bottle and can drive A bottle and can drive to support Boy Scout Troop 32 will be held Saturday, Jan.7, 8 a.m. to noon, at Recreation Park, Maxwell Noble Drive, Southington. The collection point is next to the first concession stand and playground. Proceeds go to support Boy Scout Troop 32. Scouts said the collection is an easy way for people to clean the bottles and cans out of your home after the holidays.

Good Stuff. Good Price.



New Year’s Resolution


Sunday, January 1, 2012 10am - 8pm


% OFF everything in the store *


*Excludes new goods and mattresses. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Discount given at checkout.






New Haven

Rocky Hill





(860) 664-9211 (860) 448-6400

(203) 468-2355 (860) 204-0018

(203) 795-3333 (860) 529-6838 (860) 621-0775

Stay connected with us for more great deals!

Carlton's Interiors, Inc.

(203) 265-4211

60 Chamberlain Highway Kensington, CT 06037 860-828-4176

(203) 397-2735


(203) 230-2910

(860) 347-5404

January 28, 2012

held to demonstrate how to use coupons effectively. Participants will learn how to maximize their savings and use coupons to shop for a reduced cost or even free. Within one month of taking the class, participants may be able to cut their grocery bill at least in half, create an effective shopping list, understand stockpiling, effectively organize coupons, and use coupons to obtain free items.


The Southington Citizen — Friday, December 30, 2011

‘Skyscraper’ for Luciana honors dancer with cancer By Denise Rivera Special to The Citizen

Denise and Robert Rivera, owners of Center Stage Entertainment Dance & Voice Studios, made sure their holiday show was a memorable one this year. Both choreographed a special routine to the song “Skyscraper,” which consisted of 15 stu-

dent performers and a huge set that took many hours to make. The song was dedicated to one of their longtime students, 20-year-old Luciana Batista, who is presently battling acute myloid leukemia in the hospital. This opening number was the first one Lucy has not performed in the six years she has danced at Center

Stage. She is a very talented, goal-oriented and beautiful girl who has taken dance in various styles who has become part of our “CS family” and has touched the lives of so many. “This has been very hard on the students as wel,” said Denise Rivera. “I feel that this performance helps the students learn how to cope with the sadness and confusion they often feel but don’t know what to say. It has helped to bring us closer and for many of us to appreciate life and the friendships we often take for granted. A benefit will be held to help accrue the cost of hospital expenses and chemotherapy treatments on March 3, 6 to 8 p.m., at Central Connecticut State University, New Britain. The event will feature many talented and pro-

Submitted photo

Students of Center Stage Entertainment Dance & Voice Studios prepare to perform “Skyscraper” to benefit a fellow student, 20-year-old Lucian Batista, who has acute myloid leukemia. fessional performers, along with an emotional opening number performance to “Skyscraper.” There will be a ticket price per person to attend and tick-

ets may be purchased at Center Stage in Southington at 1049 queen St., Unit 7, or Plantsville, at 861 Marion Ave. For more information, call (860) 793-8800.

Legion serves dinner Fridays American Legion Post 72 serves dinners on Fridays at the Legion Post, 66 Main St., from 5 to 8 p.m. Take-out orders are 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. 1228516

BERKSHIRE OIL 25 Stafford Ave., Bristol, CT

589-0499 • 747-4334 New 4¢ Senior Discount


*Prices subject to change without notice

100 gal. min. s r



A FULL SERVICE COMPANY • Gift Certificates Available

Donations needed People can make donations to Southington Salvation Army, 91 Norton St., Plantsville, CT 06479, throughout the year. To learn more about the various programs provided by Southington Community Services, contact Janet Mellon, at (860) 628-3761.

Choose Masonicare for expert Short-Term Rehabilitation Following illness or surgery, if you need inpatient therapy to get back on your feet, come to us. Our clinical team of therapists, nurses, physicians and case managers will work closely with you and your physician on your therapy care plan. Most insurances and Medicare accepted.



For admissions or referrals, call 203-679-5901. Pre-bookings welcome.

Conveniently located off Route 150 in Wallingford.


Friday, December 30, 2011 — The Southington Citizen


Paul Gagliardi

Paul Gagliardi, Southington, died Dec. 15, 2011, surrounded by his wife and two daughters. He was



(Lutinski) Krupinski. He was the owner of Midstate Machinery in Southington. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is survived by his chil-

born in New Britain, July 29, 1952, and was the son of the late Joseph and Clara (Kochanowicz) Gagliardi. He attended New Britain schools and graduated from Central Connecticut State University. He worked for Prudential Connecticut Realty for many years until he retired in 2009. He was an avid golfer who loved the Yankees, the Giants, and true country music. He was a rhythm guitarist and vocalist in the Backwoods Band and he used to always say that he had to marry the bass player (his wife) to get into the band. He was a parishioner of St. Dominic Church. He and his wife enjoyed traveling and going to NASCAR races together. He loved camping with his family and he will be truly missed playing his guitar around the campfire. He is survived by his wife, Cindi (Zimmer) Gagliardi; his two daughters, Lisa (Gagliardi) Richard and her husband, Jay, of Fairhaven, Mass., and Marina Gagliardi, of Cheshire; his precious granddaughter, Bria Rose Richard; his brother, Peter Gagliardi, of New Britain; his brother and sister-in-law, Les and Sharon Zimmer, of Southington; and many nieces and nephews. The funeral was held Dec. 18, 2011, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington. Burial was at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Sunshine Kids Foundation, 2814 Virginia St., Houston, TX 77098 or through the

Frederick S. Krupinski, 64, died Dec. 21, 2011, at home. He was born Jan. 18, 1947, in New Britain, son of the late Edward and Florence


dren, Ryne, Mason, Devon, Bradon, Bryce and Madelyn. A memorial service was held Dec. 28, 2011, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington. Burial was at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may

be made to the VA Hospital, 555 Willard Ave., Newington, CT 06111.

More obituaries on page 35


Heatilator EcoChoice

Heatilator EcoChoice

/%&, !  $ 00

/%&,  $ 00



on selected hearth products.



"0/,&/. *-#&16/,'

Heatilator EcoChoice

/%&,  $ 00

/%&, !  $ 00





;5&.3'1&& gas log set) $ 00


GAS INSERTS Kozy Heat /1%".



Federal Tax credit available on qualified Pellet & Wood Stoves & Inserts Expires 12/31/11

GAS STOVES Vermont Castings .31&0*%



on your new wood, gas, pellet stove, or fireplace insert! Order today, for expert installation.


Frederick S. Krupinski

dren, Jeffrey Krupinski and his wife, Melanie, Michael Krupinski and his wife, Shaylene, all of Southington; a brother, Edward Krupinski, of Arizona; a sister, Lauri Shires, of Old Saybrook; and six grandchil-

1")"-,"$&/43)*.(3/.  :   : 666$"'%$/7*3 /''   4&&. 31&&3 3/ 01*.( 31&&3 .&73 3/ *,(1*- 41.*341&


The Southington Citizen — Friday, December 30, 2011

SALE DATES: Thurs. Dec. 29 2011 - Jan. 4, 2012 Kennel Quality Jumbo Puppy Pads



40 Count • 27.5”x35”



25 lb Nyjer Thistle Seed

50 Count Puppy Pads






microfiber bed in a bag


50 lb Black Oil Sunflower Seed

Twice the Size, Twice the Weight

STORE HOURS: Mon-Sat 8am-9pm; Sun 9am-8pm

Ocean State

The Original Snuggie®

All sizes

Compare $14.99

OR 50”x60” Micro Fleece Throw Your Choice



Your Choice

Includes: Comforter; Sham, Ruffle, Flat Sheet, Fitted Sheet & Pillowcase Assorted Patterns



Happy New Year from Job Lot! SNOW BLOWERS

Finest Quality 2” Solid Wood Blinds

Manufactured for nation’s most famous home center Look for the famous maker price

All at 50


24” Dual Stage Snow Blower 800 snow series engine

22” Single Stage Snow Thrower



Electric startV200º chute rotation. While F uantities last.


selection varies by store

• 180º adjustable chute • Steel rotor blade • Cuts up to 18’ Compare $289




Windshield Scraper



Snow Roof Rake

Mens Leather Gloves Your Choice



39 $ 8 $ 9



Extendable handle saves space






42” Wedge Snow Tube


•1500 watt •2 heat settings & fan only



2-Pack Corrugated File Boxes

1.5 Gal Ultrasonic Humidifier

Comp. $10

Your Choice





13 Pocket Expanding Files Comp. $8....

Picture Frames

2 heat settings. Compare $50



Compare $50




- P 5- on Splitting Force!

Midweight Thermals




Designed for everyday thermal insulation. Cotton/polyester. Compare $18

Longer ram travel for more complete log splits

35 qt Large




66 qt Jumbo

15 qt Sweater






Made in the USA

Wellco® Combat Hikers ONLY 4200 pair chain wide. Currently worn by our troops. Cold weather & waterproof. Compare $200



Tactical Boots.........................................







18”x15”x12 1/4” OR

Draft Stopper

Ultra Hip Hold Laundry Basket

3 Drawer Desktop Organizer


15 Gal Tote

Your Choice

Non-slip studs for snow & ice. Stretches to fit any footwear.

Your Choice



Mini Clip Box...............................$1.19 Large Clip Box............................$4.49


Slip-On Snow Treads



Your Choice



2 pk Sweater Box........................$5.99

50-75% Off

Pet Beds



our regular prices

Compare $50


File Box

Latch Boxes


Assorted Styles Compare $20


Full Size Table Lamps......................

6 qt Shoe

Taylor Biggest Loser® Digital Body Fat Bath Scale

4 Shelf Greenhouse

• Assembled size 63”Hx19”Dx27”W • Perfect for deck or patio • Easy assembly no tools required Compare $50

7-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder

Accent Lamps


Storage & Organization


Follow us on Facebook



Compare $80


Office Store Prices!

27”x36”x4” Soft Shag Compare $39.99 OR

28”x23”x10” Cuddler Your Choice




Desktop Accessories

Compare $69.99



35”x40”x6” Ortho

Our price $1 to $8

Compare $3 to $16 • Letter trays, magazine holders, pencil cups/trays, sorters, organizers & more!

We now accept Cash Benefit EBT Cards







Oil Filled Radiator

2 gallon output per day, Humidistat.

Letter or legal size

25 Pocket Poly Expanding Files

Compare $400


Technically designed for enhanced thermal protection. Mostly tops, some bottoms. Compare $30-$46

Lamps on Sale

Oscillating Ceramic Heater



Rolling Log Caddy with Cover

Log Splitter Power Splitter 5000



White, grey heather Compare $20


300 Pcs - 12 assorted designs Compare $17.99

Compare $100

Patriots® Long Sleeve Tees

Super Premium Technical Long Underwear




Water resistant shell. Fleece lined. Zip off hood. S-3XL Compare $30-$35



Compare $40


Winter Jackets

Compare $19.99

Thunder Bay® SNOW SHOES




Bomber Hats

Patriots® Hoody






Your Choice


50 lb............

Heat~Wave® Ceramic Heater

New England Patriots! JUST ARRIVED Super Premium Wool Hats



Emergency Car Shovel

1500 watt, 2 heat settings, Cooling fan setting.




Your Choice

Melts ice down to -25°


Your Choice


Compare $25

Found in Ski Shops, Resorts, & More! Compare $12 or more

25 lb Calcium Chloride Premium Ice Melter

Handle extends to 48”

Compare $160

Compare $30-$60


A wide variety of styles




Lots of styles!

•Heats up to 1500 sq ft with up to 5200 BTU •LED digital display with remote •Wood cabinet Compare $259

Melts ice down to -15°

Extendable Snowbroom


NEW Selection


Your Choice

Twin .......$12-$14 Full .........$15-$18 Queen ...$18-$20 King................$22

Department Store Label Sweaters

Compare $20

Compare $20 or more!

20 lb Ice Melt

• Lightweight aluminum handle

Prints & solids

Full ............$25 Queen.......$30 King ..........$35

6-Element Infrared Heater Cabinet


Ladies Fashion Accessories


heavyweight microfiber sheet sets




Full ............$15 Queen.......$18 King ..........$20

Your Choice

-35 F De-Icer Windshield Washer Fluid

Snowbrush & Ice Scraper




Our Reg. $95 Twin ................................ $75 Our Reg. $125 $100 Full 53"x75" ........................ Our Reg. $150 $115 Queen 60"x80".................... Our Reg. $180 $140 King 76"x80" .......................

Save 75%




Twin ......................$12 Full/Queen ..........$15 King ......................$16

heavyweight microfleece sheet sets

Mens & Ladies Waterproof Gloves


with built-in wearstrip




-20 F Windshield Washer Fluid

18” Poly Snow Shovels


Full ........................$13 Full/Queen ..........$17 King ......................$19

Free 300 thread count cover with 17” skirt

Our Reg. $225 Twin 38"x75" ....................... $199 Our Reg. $350 Full 53"x75" ........................ $299 Our Reg. $450 Queen 60"x80" .................... $399 Our Reg. $500 King 76"x80" ....................... $429




Premium Memory Foam Toppers sheet sets

3” - 5 lb Memory foam 7” - High density foam

239- 899 200 $

Made in Turkey

5 lb-10” memory foam mattresses

SnowJoe® Ultra Electric Snow Blower

250 180 5'3”x7'7”............... 100 $ 5'3” Round............... 80 $ 3'11”x5'7”............... 60 $ 2'x7’7” .................... 40 7'10”x11'2”..........


19 - 68





coral fleece blankets on sale!

Kashmir, Imperial, Silk Road & Persian Classic Collections $




42 $


luxurious synthetic lambswool blankets

Superior Quality! 1 Million Point Area Rugs


The Southington Citizen Friday, December 30, 2011


Snow Views

Post-Christmas crowd packs Mount Southington By Dave Mongillo Special to The Citizen

Photos by Dave Mongillo

A helping hand from ski instructor Kate Ray for 11-year-old, Colleen, Monday (Dec. 26) afternoon at Mount Southington.

Great news for skiers and boarders all over New England – winter has arrived. We know it doesn’t look like it here in Southington, but ski trails are open and sliders are sliding. Thanks to the magic of snowmaking, on Monday Mount Southington was busy with many new skiers in classes and boarders getting some hits in the park. All four Connecticut ski areas are operating for the holiday week. Not all trails are snow covered, but skiers seem to be happy to get in a run or three. Up North, most resorts are in operation with trails covered by snow machines. The forecast is for cold to arrive by week’s end, so conditions can do nothing but get better by Saturday morning. On the speed scene, there are several open races this weekend in Vermont and New Hampshire. We See Ski, next page

Mount Southington instructor Brian Washburn helps a young skier uphill. The reaction from the skier-in-training: loves skiing and wasn’t cold at all.

Blue Knights displaying strength early on mats By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen Don’t let the final score of the Southington-Conard wrestling match last Wednesday (Dec. 20) deceive you. The

44-18 final wasn’t what it looks. “Conard’s a good team. It’s a lot closer than the score might have indicated,” said head coach Derek Dion. “There were a lot of battles in there. A lot of tough, tough matches.” It started off with the momentum in favor of the Chieftains, but a big win at

Wrestling SHS 44, Conard 18 Southington won its conference opener to improve to 2-0 (1-0 CCC West). Wins via pin came from Alex Richardson (113-pound, :34), Nate Solomon (126-pound, 1:41), Noah Sheffy (132-pound, 1:28), Ryan Dupuis (145pound, :59) and Travis Daly (185-pound, 2:36). Major decisions were scored by Tyler Mirando (106-pound, 9-0) and Tom Gallagher (138-pound, 15-5). Zach Bylykbashi (120-pound, 7-4) and Brandon Lariviere (170-pound, 5-1) both win decisions. SHS 46, Platt 16 The Knights got pins from Mirando (106-pound, 1:29), Solomon (132-pound, 3:45), Sheffy (138-pound, 2:56) and Connor Morrell (220-pound, 6:45) as they topped Platt to improve to 3-0. Bylykbashi scored a major decision (113pound, 14-0) and decision victories were scored by Dupuis (145-pound, 2-1), Mark Jaffer (152-pound, 7-5), Lariviere (170-pound, 7-3), Zach Maxwell (182-pound, 7-2) and Austin Sullivan (195-pound, forefeit).

170 pounds by Brandon Lariviere seemed to swing things towards the Knights. “That was a pretty good 170 (for Conard). That was a big match for us,” Dion said. And even more than Lariviere, it was all of the

wrestlers in the heavier weights that showed grit that the head coach loves. “[Conard’s] really tough up top, a little bit younger in the lighter weights, but they are tough up top so I thought it was a give and take. I thought our big guys

did a really good job of [not getting pinned], which is the reason why [the score] doesn’t look as close as it really was,” explained Dion. Individually, starting off See Wrestling, next page

Photo by Sarah Nathan

Tyler Mirando, a senior, takes control of his match against Platt last week. He pinned his opponent.


The Southington Citizen — Friday, December 30, 2011

Hockey team struggling to find its groove By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

Going into Christmas with a 3-3 tie against East Catholic (Dec. 23), one of the tougher opponents on the schedule, and coming back from 3-0 down in that one was a nice way to start momentum going towards the New Year for the Hall-Southington hockey team. “The kids got behind in that game against a stronger team than us, we managed to come back with some good, smart play and a big effort and got ourselves back in that one and hung in for the tie,” explained head coach Brian Cannon. But then came Santa, followed by a lump of coal the day after Christmas against

Ice Hockey Hall-SHS 3, East Catholic 3 Chris Anderson, Sam Sloan and Owen Kantor scored as the Warrior-Knights netted a tie to improve to 1-1-1. John Gradante had 33 saves and Justin Rose had two assists. Anderson, Trey Lerner, Kevin Cop and Sloan all had an assist. Bolton-Coventry-Lyman Memorial 3, Hall-SHS 1 Jeff Moore made 18 saves in goal, with one of the goals coming on the empty net, and Kantor scored, assisted by Rose and Kyle Cabral, as the loss dropped the team to 1-2-1 on the season. B o l t o n - C o ve n t r y - Ly m a n Memorial – a 3-1 loss – and it was a certain step backwards. “I think we went into the game cautiously optimistic, but we just didn’t get it done,” said Cannon. “We beat ourselves. We let them take the game to us. We let a smaller roster dictate the tempo of the game. They outworked us, outhustled us, and even when we were able to get the puck or win a battle, we’d

The Bridal Pages

January 19 & 26 Berlin & Plainville Citizens Deadline: January 13, 2012


will be featured in our weekly newspapers reaching 100% of your market. This is a don’t miss section if your business caters to newlyweds, before during and after their nuptials.

hand it right back to them and let them get started again.” It was a disappointing defeat in a season that was showing hopeful signs with the positive tie against East Catholic. “We just didn’t bring our

Wrestling Continued from page 29 the year on a tear, before losing at Platt, was heavyweight Travis Daly. He won his weight class at the Lancer Invitational and showed tenacity in pinning his opponent against Conard. “He’s an incredible athlete, naturally,” says Dion of Daly. “He’s coming into his own. He’s a little undersized still for some of the heavyweights, but he’s very, very

Complete Affordable Family Dental Care!

10% 10% Senior Senior Discount Discount

• Fillings • Crowns • Cleanings • Bridges • Teeth Whitening • Cosmetic Dentristry Payment Options Available. Most Insurance Plans Are Accepted. Call Call Now Now For For A A FREE FREE Consultation Consultation

NO NEED to be without Teeth! 5 Styles starting at $199* DENTURES UPPER OR LOWER

Dentures available Extractions and Relines and in 24 Dentures at same Repairs while hours. appointment! you wait.

Reserve your ad space today and watch your business grow. The Southington

good athletically. “He does a lot of good things. It’s amazing how he can move. He really has good feet.” Daly is one of a number of wrestlers returning this year on the mat and that experience has shone through during practice. “I don’t have a lot of new kids and the numbers are down a little bit, but the kids that are in the room are working really, really hard,” said Dion. And one other wrestler to

Put Put Your Your Best Best Smile Smile Forward! Forward!

January 20 & 27 Southington Citizens Deadline: January 16, 2012

The Berlin

Citizen photo by Michael Guerrera

Trey Lerner takes the face-off against BCL this past See Hockey, next page Monday.


The Plainville

203.238-7968 ORANGE

860-620-5960 860-620-5960 860-620-5960 Doug Riccio Chris Nadeau Annemarie Goulet advertising@ advertising@ advertising@

501 Boston Post Rd., Liberty Sq. Plaza

203.799.3311 *Offer expires on 12/31/11

All Denture Material ADA Approved


Cit itiz ize en Cit itiz ize en itii zen Cit

533 S. Broad St., Townline Sq. Plaza

keep an eye on – freshman Zach Bylykbashi – who won his first ever varsity match against Conard’s senior captain and then came back with a major decision victory against Platt last Friday (Dec. 23). “He is really impressive,” finished an excited Dion.


Continued from page 29

expect to see some results for local racers online by Sunday afternoon. Racers from the Southington High team have been on their own this week, because there is no practice when school is out. Some of the racers are training up North and should be ready for the race at Mount Southington on Wednesday. The best ski conditions always follow the worst possible driving conditions. If you expect to track new powder in the morning, you have to drive through the storm that put down that powder, unless you’re lucky enough to live next to a lift. If you do drive, just use caution. We’ll be back with results of Southington High’s first race next week and more information from the UConn ski team. Have a happy and safe New Year. Make some nice carved turns and have fun in the snow.


Friday, December 30, 2011 — The Southington Citizen

Late loss hurts, but girls know what to work at in New Year By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

Southington head girls basketball coach Mike Forgione knew what to expect this year. “I knew we were going to have to battle every night,” he said. That’s the reason why after the team’s loss last week to Windsor, the second of the week, it hurt a little more. The Warriors are normally a strong girls basketball team, so when the Lady Knights had every chance to

come away with a win, but lost with seconds remaining, 44-43, there was an extra little sting. “What’s going to hurt about this one was we’ve got to play a complete game to beat a team like Windsor and we were 10-for-20 from the foul line,” said Forgione. “You make your foul shots, you go home with a ‘W.’” After a 3-1 start, the girls lost both games last week to even things at 3-3 coming into the post-Christmas week. In its first loss against Newing-

Girls Basketball Windsor 44, SHS 43 Steph O’Keefe had 15 points and Danielle Charamut added 13, but the Lady Knights struggled from the free throw line, shooting 10 for 20, as they lost in the final seconds of the game to even their record at 3-3. Meg McLaughlin and Maeghan Chapman each had six points. ton on the road last Monday (Dec. 19), the team struggled in a tough conference game. “We definitely took a step backwards the second half at Newington,” explained Forgione. “Things kind of fell apart, so that was disappointing and we talked about how

Blue Knights Scoreboard

Trips offered to UConn games

First Baptist Church of Southington, 581 Meriden Ave., will sponsor trips to two UConn women’s basketball games. The first game is an away game at Villanova on Saturday, Jan. 14. The coach bus will leave the church parking lot at 8 a.m., returning at 9:30 p.m. The second game is a home game at the XL Center, Hartford. This is a night game versus Notre Dame on Feb. 27, at 9 p.m., return9 ing at 11:45 p.m. Early reservations are advised by calling (860) 621-3024.

Hockey Continued from page 30

Blue Knights Week Ahead Girls Basketball 1/3 vs. Conard 1/5 @ Northwest Catholic Boys Basketball 1/3 @ Conard 1/5 vs. Northwest Catholic Ice Hockey 1/4 @ E.O. SmithTolland-Windham

Photo courtesy Jack Adie

Senior co-captain Dylan Figueirdo swims the backstroke in the season-opening win over Windsor. Boys Basketball Windsor 107, SHS 49 Alex Borofsky had 14 points, eight rebounds, Ted Shaw scored 10 and Shane Cooper added eight points in the loss to drop Southington to 1-3 (0-1 CCC West). Boys Swimming and Diving SHS 93, Windsor 72 The Knights scored first place wins in every event up until they went exhibition, registering a win on the team’s opening day. Mike

Smigelski won the 200-free (1:53.81) and the 100-free (50.79), Vlad Kiveliyk won the 100-fly (59.43) and the 500free (5:45.65), Jesse Cooney won the 200-IM (2:14.32) and the 100-back (1:03.50) and Dylan Figuerido won the 50-free (25.72). The 200-medley relay of Cooney, Kiveliyk, Joe Taglia and Matt Duszak won in 1:48.70 and the 200-free relay of Smigelski, Figuerido, Bryan Adie and Taglia won in 1:40.01.



Quality Oil at Discount Prices Same Price for Cash - Credit Card - Check

3-Cent Senior Discount • Volume Discounts 24-Hour Emergency Service • Automatic Delivery • New and Old Customers Are Always Welcome 100-Gallon Minimum - COD • We Honor M/C, Visa, Amex, Discover

860-517-8535 Plainville or 860-678-9992 Farmington Owner - Gary Antigiovanni

HOD #0000807



game tonight. I kept waiting for it to appear and it never showed up,” said an upset Cannon about the BCL loss. Still, with an on-par record of 1-2-1 after the defeat, there’s lots of season for the Warrior-Knights to find their groove. A continued positive – goalie play. Jeff Moore filling in for all-stater John Gradante was up for the task Monday and received praise from his coach, even though the team lost. As for Southington resident Gradante, he’s been as advertised. “He’s really held us in a couple or given us a chance to get out of their with respectability,” said Cannon.

we can’t let that happen and I thought they responded to that poor second half at Newington with a good effort [against Windsor].” Forgione’s hope now is that his team can work toward a common goal – 32 minutes of quality basketball. “It’s just seems like we can’t find that complete game,” he said. “The nights we shoot well from the field, we don’t shoot our free throws well. The nights we don’t shoot well from the field, we shoot our free throws OK.” And while he can’t balk at

his team’s effort, he hopes a game like Windsor will go their way next time. “Hopefully, we’ll get one of these close ones as the season goes on,” Forgione said. For them to continue to be successful, he said everyone has to contribute and, “You have to make your layups and foul shots – that’s the difference in high school girls basketball.” An individual positive is that after early season concussion problems, Danielle Charamut, a junior forward, is back out on the floor and putting up consistent numbers with consistent minutes each night. “She’s an athletic post. That’s what we like about her. We’re looking for people to be athletes and to run and she can definitely do that,” says Forgione.

Gymnastics 1/4 vs. Farmington Boys Swim and Dive 1/3 @ Platt/Maloney Wrestling 12/30 Southington High Duals 1/4 @ Hall


The Southington Citizen — Friday, December 30, 2011

Parks and Recreation Briefs

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

Gentle yoga classes

The Southington Parks and Recreation Department is offering a “gentle” yoga class for the winter. Classes

will be held in the Strong Elementary School gymnasium on Tuesdays, Jan. 10, 24 and 31, Feb. 7, 14 and 28 and March 6 and 13, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. There is a fee to participate. Class size is limited. Pre-registration and payment is required.

Next year’s bus trips The Southington Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring the following bus trips this winter and spring: UConn men’s basketball at Syracuse, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 11 to 12;

New girls tennis coach The Southington High School Athletics Department announced last week the hire of new girls tennis coach Robin Thompson, taking over for the departing Ed Kalat. Thompson is a graduate of Southington High School, a former student-athlete/captain and a past recipient of the Val Leach Award. Thompson “She has the experience and ability to lead the girls tennis program,” it said in a statement from the high school. Alexandra Garry will serve as her assistant coach. Garry is a former student-athlete and past captain of the girls tennis team and is currently a teacher in the Southington School System.

Washington, D.C. cherry blossom centennial celebration, Friday to Sunday, April 6 to 8; Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and 9/11 Memorial, Thursday, April 12; Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees at Fenway Park, Sunday, April 22. A complete list of 2012 bus trips with details and fees is available on the Parks and Recreation Department’s webpage at

Two sessions of Zumba The Southington Parks and Recreation Department is offering two sessions of Zumba classes for the winter. Classes will be held in the Plantsville Elementary School gymnasium on Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 4, 9, 11, 18, 23, 25 and 30, Feb. 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 27 and 29 and March 5 and 7. The first session runs from 6 to 7 p.m. The second session runs from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. There is a fee to participate. Class size is limited. Pre-registration and payment is required.

Nia Technique fitness classes The Southington Parks and Recreation Department


TONY’S 747-5412 or visit for current price

“Owner Operated Since 1999”

Low Prices • Dependable Service Automatic Delivery s r




Adult fitness class The Southington Parks & Recreation Department will be offering an Adult Fitness Class on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., on Feb. 16 and 28, March 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22 and 27, April 3, 17, 19, 24 and 26, May 1, 3, 8, 10, 17, 24, 29 and 31 and June 5. These classes will be held in the Kennedy Middle School gymnasium and will consist of low/high aerobics and strength training with free weights. This program is open to Southington residents only. There is a fee for this program. Pre-registration and payment is required, however, registration is ongoing.

Early childhood program registration The Southington Community YMCA will be hosting registration and open house for its Early Childhood Pro-

grams Nursery School and Creative Child on Saturday, Jan. 21, from 8 a.m. to noon. Registration for full program members runs from 8 to 10 a.m. Registration for the community runs 10 a.m. to noon. Families must have a completed registration pack-

Since 1943 ... Quality and Service


• Automotive • Marine • Truck • Industrial • Computers • Gel-Cell • Deep Cycle • Solar • Antique Cars • Wheelchairs • Diesel Engines • Lawn Mowers • Golf Carts • Bus & RV • Motorcycles • Battery Rebuilding • Scrubber & Sweeper • Battery Cables & Chargers

— WHOLESALE AND RETAIL BATTERIES — 51 Deming Road, P.O. Box 8005, Berlin, CT 06037 Phone (860) 828-6007 Fax (860) 828-4540 s r






Arts and crafts

The Southington Parks & Recreation Department will be offering Arts & Crafts classes for beginners and individuals with special needs; they must be accompanied by an adult. Classes will be held in the Walter Derynoski Elementary School Cafeteria on Thursday evenings, Feb. 9, March 8 and 29, April 19 and May 3 and 31, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. There is a fee to participate. Pre-registration and payment is required, however, registration is ongoing.

Ballroom dance lessons

The Southington Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled a session of beginners and intermediate ballroom dance lessons for this winter and spring. These eight classes will be held on Wednesday evenings, Feb. 15 and 29, March 7, 14, 21 and 28 and April 4 and 18, from 6:30 7:30 p.m., at Plantsville Elementary School, 70 Church St. Class size is limited. A fee is charged per couple. Pre-registration and payment is required. Registration cannot be paid the night of class.

YMCA Briefs

OIL COMPANY, LLC “Owner Operated Since 1999”

is offering a Nia Technique fitness class for this winter and spring. Eight classes will be held in the Strong Elementary School gymnasium on Thursdays, Feb. 2, 9, 16 and March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. There is a fee to participate. Nia classes are taken barefoot to soulstirring music using movements from the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. Class size is limited. Pre-registration and payment is required.

et including registration and health forms. All documents are available online and at the YMCA Learning Center. Concurrent with registration, there will also be an open house from 8 a.m. to noon for both programs. Classrooms will be open for viewing and teachers will be available to answer any questions relating to the programs. Registration and open house will be located upstairs in the main YMCA building, 29 High St. For more information or questions regarding the open house or registration, contact us at (860) 621-8130 or visit at

See YMCA, next page


Friday, December 30, 2011 — The Southington Citizen


Celebrate the Arts

Continued from page 21


Epiphany Bell Sunday — Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St., Plantsville, will celebrate both Epiphany and its annual Bell Sunday on Jan. 8, beginning at 10 a.m. During the bell-themed service, worshippers “ring” in the New Year. There’s music by the bell choir, and the congregation can ring their bells along with the morning hymns or chancel choir anthem. After the service, the “burning of the greens” will be held during which evergreen branches are burnt in a small bonfire. A light lunch of soup and bread will be served afterward. Information: call the church office at (860) 628-5595.

Photos by Deb Mikan

During the Celebrate the Arts event held in December, caricaturist Judy Tournageau works on a subject’s portrait at the Southington Library, 255 Main St. An art exhibit was also displayed featuring the works of all the artists of the month for 2011. Right, guitarist Neal Fitzpatrick provides background music.

YMCA Continued from page 32

Holiday hours

The Southington Community YMCA has revised its operating hours for the upcoming holiday weekend: Saturday, Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 1, New Year’s Day, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

YMCA annual dinner Feb. 1

Eight Weeks to a Better You Eight Weeks to a Better You is a free fitness program offered by the Southington Community YMCA through collaboration with the Southington Health Department. Participants must be a Southington resident 18 years and older. This program is open to non-YMCA members. Female participants have the option of using the Southington YMCA’s Women’s Health and Wellness Center. Participants will be guided through a fitness consultation and equipment orientation by certified staff and progress will be charted. The program runs from Jan. 2 to

Feb. 24, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Babysitting service is available for a fee. Registration begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17 and must be made in person at the Membership Services desk, 29 High St. Enrollment in this program is limited to one session per participant. Space is limited. For more information, call (860) 628-5597.

Polar Plunge on Jan. 21

Parking ordinance According to statute Sec. 12-72, parking from Nov. 15 to April 15 is restricted to one hour between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m. The fine is $10.

Send us your calendar news:


The 7th annual Polar Plunge will be held Saturday, Jan. 21, 1 p.m., at YMCA Camp Sloper 1000 East St. The event raises money to send underprivileged children to camp. To participate or be a sponsor, contact Mark Pooler, Camp Sloper, (860) 621-8194, ext. 305 or e-mail


INDUSTRIAL SPACE TO SHARE Call: 203-317-2330 for more information or search our listing on (11 Crown Street, Meriden, CT)



The Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA 84th annual dinner will be held Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the Aqua Turf Club. Those who are being honored are Anthony Sheffy, Person of the Year Award; Southington Townwide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS), Reaching Out Award; and Rachel Wache,

Unsung Hero Award. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Janet Ebert, at the YMCA, (860) 426-9518.



The Southington Citizen — Friday, December 30, 2011

Mother and child

Southington Briefs Resident beats karaoke record

Photo by Deb Mikan

The baby, Hank Kielma, who portrayed infant Jesus in the Nativity production at Church of Saint Dominic, shares a snuggle with his real mother, Carolyn Kielma.

Power Pizza Day for youths

Southington Youth Services is sponsoring “The Power of Confidence: Power Pizza Day” for students in fifth and sixth grades. The five-hour action-packed program prepares students for middle school by working on confidence, positive peer relationships, decision-making and other asset building skills. The next session is Tuesday, Jan. 17, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students can sign up for any of these dates. Lunch is provided. Space is limited. To register, call youth services at (860) 2766281. There is a fee to participate. 1184954

Jim McCabe, of Southington, owner and operator of McCabe ‘s Moving, is sponsoring a banquet to benefit Bread for Life. The event will be held Sunday, Jan. 22, from 4 to 9 p.m., at the Elks Club, 114 Main St. The banquet will be a wide selection of appetizers donated by area restaurants. McCabe said there will also be music and raffle. There is an admission charge or people can bring $15 worth of groceries instead. For the past five years, McCabe ‘s Moving sponsored golf tournaments to benefit local causes and charities

For breaking news go to our website:

25 Years

Powerwashing,Windows, Doors, Decks, Siding, Kitchens, Baths, Roofing & Seamless Gutters. All Phases of Carpentry, incl. Drywall. 1219592

860-620-0246 CT Reg. #516786


Treadmill Tune-up Special 1219614


Banquet helps Bread for Life

such as Parents 4 a Change, Shriners Hospital and children and families affected by serious diseases. McCabe said golf is his passion so it made sense to pair that with tourneys, but the most important aspect was helping others. “I believe in giving back to the community,” he said. McCabe ‘s Moving is an all-service moving company providing packing, moving and storage. He also operates McCabe ‘s Used Furniture at 112 Lazy Lane. For more information about the fundraiser, call McCabe, at (860) 621-3270.

Gilbert’s Home Improvement



After 48 hours of singing the words of Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” and the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Californication,” among other karaoke songs, Jeff McFarlane should soon see his name among those who have set a Guinness World Record. On Dec. 7, McFarlane began a 48-plus hour marathon of karaoke songs at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cromwell, hoping to set the world record. At approximately noon, on Dec. 9, he broke the record with the singing of Queen’s “We are the Champions.” “We just all went kind of nuts,” McFarlane, a self-described “20-year karaoke junkie,” said in a phone interview after resting a bit. McFarlane, a resident of Southington, originally set out to sing 53 hours worth of songs after a man recently

broke the record. When he found out that Guinness had no knowledge of the “new” record, he stopped after 48 hours and 28 minutes. The previous record was exactly 48 hours.

CT Treadmill Repair

Roofing • Additions • Gutters • Windows Siding • Interior Remodeling

“Keeping You In Stride” House Calls John DiGirolamo Owner/Service Technician 860-384-3269

A.J.N. & SON REMODELING LLC Over 38 Years of Quality Work at Fair Pricing

PO Box 163 Plantsville, CT 06479

Free Estimates Fully Insured HIC. 0593756

860-673-5657 860-841-3207

Major CC Accepted



Creating a HARMONY between customer, contractor & community.

ROOFING • SIDING • WINDOWS & more... 1219298



Lic. #0197227-E1

Bill Scully, Master Electrician • Berlin, CT 860.637.7633 • 860.637.7632 Great Work • Great Price!

CALL NOWll for Our Fa


Roofing S

Free Upgrade to Lifetime Shingles (with this ad only)

860-645-8899 Factory Certified with

Lic. #604200 / Fully Insured / FREE Estimates


Friday, December 30, 2011 — The Southington Citizen


Richard Clark

Richard “Dick� Steven Clark, died peacefully Dec. 15, 2011, in front of his fireplace in his P l a i nv i l l e home, surrounded by many loved ones, including S. Kitty. He was born March 31, 1954, at Bristol Hospital. He was the son of the late Walter and Grace (Bennett) Clark. He was the president of The Laurel Wire Co. He started the business in 1983 out of his garage on Laurel Street and expanded the business to its current location on Townline Road in the late 1980s. He leaves behind his Laurel Wire family, past and present. Kelly, Jackie, Brian, Sara, Jim and Shane said he was the best boss in the world. He will be greatly missed. Everyone who knew

him knew what a unique and special man he was. He was the type of man who would give you the shirt off his back, and he touched the hearts of many throughout his lifetime. He loved SCCA, Formula Vee racing (past champion No. 25). He was so proud that his son Chris followed in his footsteps in car No. 28. He was also extremely proud of the mother his daughter, Jessica, has become. His granddaughter, Laural (BooBoo), was and always will be the light of his life. He found much joy in hiking with his wife, Lucy, and he was a member of the Mt. Washington Observatory. He was an avid news junkie, loving nothing more than tuning into MSNBC so he could mute “Mika.� He was also a faithful follower of the Drudge Report as well as a regular poster on and a faithful subscriber of the Wall Street Journal, reading it every day.



Lic. #303265

Plantsville, CT 06479

Heating and Cooling, LLC.


Call Today to Schedule & Save!!!



Chimney Sweep

- Berlin’s Hometown Chimney Company Sweeps • Caps • Liners • Masonry Repairs • Dampers • Waterproofing/Leaks

CALL (860) 357-4970

Jim Aresimowicz (Owner) • License HIC #0626986 • Fully Insured Over 25 Years on the Job Experience Serving Berlin and the surrounding towns

24 Hour Emergency Service


We Come To Your Home or Business

Same Day, Evening & Weekend Appointments Available!


The Southington

Citizen Send us your news! 40 N. Main St., Southington, CT 06489






Servicing all major brands of central heating systems, boilers, central a/c systems & window units!!!

Hair Fashion by Luigi


Please call for corrections at 203-317-2308 - after 5 pm call 203-317-2282 Ad#:THE SOUTHINGTON CITIZEN LOGO Pub:S&R Date:05/15/04 Day:SAT Size:3X5 Cust: Last E By:BTRACY on 4/14/04 3:38 PM. Salesperson:DOUG Tag Line: Color Info: THE SOUTHINGTON CITIZEN LOGO - Composite


Downtown Southington Call

Memorial campus. He was the loving husband of Jennie (Marciniec) Urillo for nearly 57 years. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, from the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St., Plantsville, with a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church, 130 Summer St., Plantsville. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. The family requests that family and friends wear red to the services to pay tribute to his life. The full obituary and feature story will be published in the Jan.6, 2012 issue.

The Southington

Anthony L. Urillo, 85, of Southington, died Dec. 27, 2011 at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley

for Hairstylist or Barber Prime Location!!! 1219615

CT Reg. #611818

Anthony L. Urillo


Ceiling/Wall Repairs Painting (Interior, Limited Exterior) Taping Small Jobs Welcome

Check out my customer testimonials on

Laural Clark; and his “bonus son,� Justin Myjak; his siblings, JoAnn Snow and her husband, Dwain, and their children, Eric Marin and his wife, Jackie, and Serena and Kyle Snow, as well as his brother Walter; his in-laws, Frank and Lucille Cocozza, Frank Cocozza and wife, Renata, and Raymond Cocozza and his wife, Alba; and his very dear friends, Cax Yuen and Ray Gasperini. He was predeceased by his brother, Ronald Imfeld. The funeral was held Dec. 19, 2011, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, to St. Thomas. Burial was at St. Thomas Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Plainville Community Food Pantry, 54 S. Canal St., Plainville, CT 06062.




Over 20 Years of Experience Call Now for a Free Estimate

He was fond of proving Al Gore’s theory of global warming to be incorrect. He was a huge New England Patriots fan and had hopes to see them win another Super Bowl in 2012. He was very involved in both local and national Republican politics. He worked on Pauline Kezer’s campaign in 1995 and ran for State Senate in 1996. He was past chairman of the Plainville Board of Education, and was also an active member of the Plainville Republican Town Committee. He was a member of St. Thomas Church in Southington. He was also a huge supporter of the Plainville Community Food Pantry. Being the caring, generous person he was, he wished that donations be made to the Plainville Food Pantry or a local food bank. He is survived by his wife, Lucy Cocozza-Clark; children, Jessica and Christopher Clark; granddaughter,

MALGORZATA SCHOENBORN, D.M.D. Family and Implant Dentistry New Patients and Walk-Ins Always Welcome Initial Visit Discount 779 Farmington Ave. West Hartford, CT 06119 860-523-7474

20 Pine St. Plainville, CT 06062 860-793-2211



The Southington Citizen — Friday, December 30, 2011

School Briefs Honor roll at Xavier Southington residents who made the first term honor roll for Xavier High School, Middletown, are: high honors — Shane R. Baldwin, Nikolas J. Thomson, Joseph A. DePaoloBoisvert; honors — James W. Coleman Jr., Joseph M. Maruzo, James E. Morelli, Steven M. Romanelli, Shane T. Baker, Robert A. Coleman, Patrick M. Leahy, Samuel Soundararajan, Aiden J. Colasanto and Matthew P. Daigle.

Honor roll at Mercy Honor roll students for the first marking period at Mercy High School, Middletown, are: Kasey Geremia, FreshwomanFirst Honors, Carly Geremia, Senior-First Honors, Abby Geremia, Junior-First Honors, all of Plantsville; and Taylor Albert, Freshwoman-First Honors, Maisey Ayer, SophomoreHigh Honors, Hannah Coleman, Freshwoman-First Honors, Bianca Fiore, SophomoreHigh Honors, Christine Hedberg, Freshwoman-First Honors, Jordyn Nappi, Junior-Second Honors, Lauren Slason, Senior-High Honors, Amanda Zacchia, Junior-High Honors, all of Southington.

Open house in Plantsville An open house will be held at Plantsville Community Nursery School, 109 Church St., Plantsville, on Sunday, Jan. 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. The program is enrolling for 2012-13 the school year for children ages 3 years to kindergarten age. The nursery school offers a well-rounded program that prepares children to enter kindergarten. For more information, call (860) 628-8878 or email at .

Open house at Lincoln College An open house will be held Saturday, Jan. 7, 10 a.m., at Lincoln College of New England, formerly Briarwood College, located at 2279 Mt. Vernon Road, Southington. The event will include an overview of the aca-

demic programs, student services, campus life, financial aid and career services. Campus tours will be conducted by members of the Student Ambassador Program. To register for the open house, call the college at (860) 628-4751.

Open house at Village Green Village Green Nursery School, in the First Congregational Church, 37 Main St., will host its open house on Monday, Jan. 9, from 7 to 8 p.m. The open house will offer prospective parents the opportunity to see the classroom and ask questions about the program. Teachers, board members and parents of current students will be available to discuss the program. The 3-year-old program meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and from 12:15 to 2:45 p.m. Class size is limited to 16 children with three teachers. The 4-year-old program meets on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and from 12:15 to 2:45 p.m. Class size is limited to 16 children with two teachers. Village Green is a family oriented program that encourages parent involvement in the classroom. The school also offers evening family events such as Bedtime Story Time, Dessert for Dads and an annual Family Dance. The curriculum follows the Connecticut State Benchmarks for Preschools and is designed to foster all areas of a child’s development. For more information, visit the website or call Nan Sheridan, at (860) 628-6958. Parents can also schedule appointments to visit the classroom and observe the program.

Honor roll at St. Thomas Saint Thomas School, first marking period honor roll follows: fourth grade — high honors: Andrew Cawley, Emma Kief, Daniel Perez, Jakob Slason, Sydney Wagner; honors: Bryanna Baker, Matthew Cahill, Kaitlyn DeLorenzo, David Harrold, Hailey Marziarz; honorable mention: Michael Martin, Raymond McCool, Jarred Wotton; fifth grade — high honors: Grace Lawrence; honors: Celia Ba-

jrami, Connor Bogdanski, Dennis Cawley, Silvio D’Agostino, Emily Fifield, Margaret Galvin, Allyson Knorr, Morgan Kolb, Melissa Massicott, Jack Owens, Connor Patenaude, Zachary Waskowicz. In sixth grade, high honors: Matthew Raymond; honors: Noah DeFeo, Elizabeth Melvin, Jessica Morelli, Anthony Shea, Kathryn Welch; honorable mention: Mariana Pombo; seventh grade — high honors: Ross Ayer, Michael Nanfito; honors: Victoria Bairos, Anthony Dortenzio, Brandon Matta, Gregory Stefanko; honorable mention: Christopher Descoteaux; and eighth grade — high honors: Kimberly Arnold, Jameson Kief, Thomas Melvin, Megan Miller, Alyssa Morrissey, Joseph Zacchia; honors: Garrett Baker, Bryan Doyle, Katherine Galvin, Matthew Leary, Sean Morrissey, Dominic Nazzaro, Michael Ranagan, Caleigh Waskowicz; honorable mention: Cameron Rhodes.

Honor roll at St. Paul St. Paul Catholic High School, Bristol, announced the honor roll for the first quarter: Ninth grade: first honors with distinction: Brendan Carroll, Southington; first honors: Patrick Etter, Ryan Mills, Jose Silva, all of Southington; second honors: Kyle Lipka, Theodore Mourges, both of Southington; 10th grade: first honors: Madelyn Gerrity, Plantsville; Joshua Dobratz, Kelly Frascona, Paige Petit, Mary Ranagan, all of Southington; second honors: John Coyle, Plantsville, John Konikowski, Southington; 11th grade: first honors, Kyle Dube, Southington; Minji Kim, Simone Morin, both of Plantsville; Tristan Petit, Southington; Matthew Santovasi, Marion; Olivia Singler, Plantsville; second honors: Julia D’Abramo, Southington; 12th grade: first honors with distinction: Grace Herman, Michael Petit Jr., both of Southington; first honors, Heidi Karner, Southington; second honors: Kevin Guilmette, Hunter Matta, both of Southington.

market place 203.238.1953

Build Your Own Ad @



SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE Southington Planning & Zoning Commission Notice of Public Hearing The Southington Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Council Chambers, Second Floor, 75 Main Street, Southington, Connecticut, for the following application: 1. Galaxy Development, LLC, special permit use application for multiple buildings on one property, 365 Queen Street (SPU #500) 2. Richard Barry, one lot resubdivision application, 389 Marion Avenue, known as Map 062, Parcel 034 (S #1285), public hearing continued from December 6, 2011 Dated at Southington, Connecticut this 21st day of December, 2011 Mary F. Savage-Dunham, AICP Town Planner

LOST & FOUND LOST Kitty. Small gray cat with white on paws in vicinity of Olive St., Meriden. Little girl heartbroken. Please call 203440-3779 with any info.

IT’S SO CONVENIENT! Pay for your RecordJournal Marketplace ad with your credit card. For your convenience we accept MasterCard, Visa, Discove r & American Express. Just call (203) 238-1953 to place your Marketplace ad and have your credit card # ready for the advisor.


A GREAT DEAL! Can be found Every Day At STEPHEN TOYOTA 1-800-479-0843 or

BUICK LACROSSE 2008 CXL, Leather, 10K. $19,292 Stock# C7208 (203) 237-5561

CHEVY CAVALIER Z24 2000 $3,488 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $1,288 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

CHEVY MALIBU 2003 $3,288 30 Day 1,500 MILE Warranty BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $ 9 88 P l u s T ax & R e g .

(203) 269-1106

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


Friday, December 30, 2011 — The Southington Citizen AUTOMOBILES

DODGE STRATUS 2003 $3,688 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $1,288 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106


HONDA CIVIC 2009 EX-L, Leather, Navigation $19,491 Stock# C7228 (203) 237-5561


DODGE Intrepid 2000 sedan. 6cyl. Auto. Maroon w/gray interior. Power windows. Driver airbag. New tires. New Brakes. Well maintained. Dependable. $2950.00 203-294-1442


NISSAN Altima 2009 2.5S, Sunroof, Power Seats Low Miles $17,991 Stock# C7223A (203) 237-5561


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


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.


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

JEEP Wrangler black 1993. 6 cyl 5 speed. 163kmi. Asking $4500. OBO. Call 203-294-0038


$$$ Paying cash $$$ for Junk cars plus quick removal.

203-631-0800 or 203-630-2510 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.

Let Us Give You A Fresh Start

HYUNDAI Elantra 2003 Automatic, Sunroof, AC Showroom Condition! Stock# 12418AA $5,990 203 623-0494 ASK FOR JOHNNY


Cars Starting At $199 Down 24 month/24000 Miles Warranty Tax, Title, Fees Additional Apply Now Jack 1-866-879-1616

Ford Explorer 2005

NISSAN Murano 2009

XLT. Very Sharp. Stock# P3899A $9,990 203 623-0494 ASK FOR JOHNNY

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

Spoiler, Alloys, Automatic. Immaculate Stock# 1230A $8990 203 623-0494 ASK FOR JOHNNY

Pontiac G.3 5 Door, Only 20K. Very Economical. Stock# 12260A $209/mo* 203 623-0494 ASK FOR JOHNNY


*20% Down 72 Months

FORD ESCORT 2002 $3,288 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $988 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

MAZDA 3i 2009 HYUNDAI Elantra 2003 Sunroof, Auto. Fully Equipped. Stock# 12418AA $5990 ASK FOR JOHNNY (203) 235-1669

4 Door, Sporty, Sunroof, Alloys Stock# 12256B $209/mo* 203 623-0494 ASK FOR JOHNNY *20% Down 72 Months

HYUNDAI Santa Fe 2005 READY FOR SNOW Absolutely Gorgeous! Stock# P3496A $9,990 203 623-0494 ASK FOR JOHNNY

NISSAN Pathfinder 2001 SUV. Bronze w/Tan Interior, Alloy wheels,new Tires, 6-cyl. Very well maintained. $4350.00 Auto. Power windows. Dual airbags. 212,000 mi, mostly all highway. Never used for towing 203-294-1962

BIG NICK Buy's Cars For Cash Wanted: Hondas, Toyotas, Subarus and any American Car or Truck. HIGHEST PRICES paid. High Mileage OK. We will give you an offer no matter what. Must have title Call 860 324 5812 CASH for your Toyota, Honda or Nissan. Any Condition! Running or not! Will consider other makes & models, motorcycles, ATV’s, etc. 203-600-4431

TOYOTA Camry LE 2007

CARS STARTING AT $199 DOWN 24 Month/2400 Mile Warranty LET US GIVE YOU A FRESH START Tax, Title, Fees Additional Apply Now 203-232-2600 Darrell

Leather, Auto, Loaded Stock# 111023A $199/mo 203 623-0494 ASK FOR JOHNNY

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

*20% Down 72 Months

203-631-0800 or 203-630-2510


NISSAN Sentra 2010 Hyundai Elantra 2009

MERCURY Milan 2008

Wagon. Room For Everything Stock# 12332A $239/mo* 203 623-0494 ASK FOR JOHNNY

Very Sharp! Stock# 12-181A $199 per/mo* 203 623-0494 ASK FOR JOHNNY

*20% Down 72 Months

*20% Down 72 Months

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


JAGUAR 1984 antique XJ6 . 1 owner, only 46,700 mi, garage kept, good condition. Fair offers accepted. Please call 203-628-5000 or 860-919-6035

HYUNDAI SANTA FE LTD 2007 4x4. One Owner. Extra Nice. Stock# 12330A 203 623-0494 ASK FOR JOHNNY

Pay for your RecordJournal subscription with your credit card. For your convenience we accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover & American Express. Call (203) 634-3933 to order your Record-Journal subscription today.


The Southington Citizen — Friday, December 30, 2011 AUTO PARTS 350 Fresh rebuilt Holley 700. 88 Camaro Shell, Comp engine lower rear control arm. New KYB shocks & Struts, Turbo 350 Trans with B&M Shift Kit. Much, much more. 203-886-7049


ATTIC & BASEMENTS CLEANED GARY Wodatch Debris removal of any kind. Homeowner’s, contractor’s, small dumpsters avail. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430 GARY Wodatch Demolition Services. Sheds, pools, decks, garages, concrete walks, patios, Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430 I Want Your Junk Pete In The Pickup 203-886-5110



ENSCOPE Computers Sets up your system, internet, wireless network, adds software, hardware. Only $59.00+Tax. Inhome Service includes 30 minutes of customer instruction. Call us today! 860-938-7139


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


203-237-2122 J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880 MR. HANDY Home Improvement & Repairs. No Job Too Small. CT Reg #624078 Call Larry (860) 877-5678 REPAIRS Large or Small. Stairs, railing, interior, exterior, entry door & window replacement done by owner. Also provide addition, finish bsmnt, decks & complete home improvements. Free est. 203-238-1449 #578107


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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS ALBERTS HOME REPAIRS Remodeling, Windows, Doors, Siding, Decks, Floors Lic & ins #623837 203-592-1148 DE CA Home Improvement ● Kitchen & Bath ● Flooring, Painting ● Roofing & Siding We provide reliable service. (203) 630-1294 (203) 886-6566 Ins., Free Estimates. CT #624716 J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730,CT. Reg. #572880

I Want Your Junk Pete In The Pickup 203-886-5110


CT Reg. #516790


Is your merchandise "blending in?" Placing a Marketplace ad is an easy and affordable way to whip up some interest among potential buyers. What are you waiting for? Contact us today and start turning the stuff you don’t want into something you do want:


A-1 HANDYMANPLUS CT Reg #606277. Give us a Call - WE DO IT ALL! Free estimates. 203-631-1325

MGW HOME IMPROVEMENT Kitchens & Baths, Painting, Windows/Doors, Interior Remodeling, Gutters, Drywall, Decks/Porches & Basements Call MGW!” CT Reg #631942 203 886-8029


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

LEAF & YARD CLEAN-UP Curb side pick-up, Tree & Brush Removal. No job too big or small. 203-530-4447 GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 cell 860-558-5430

WINTER Specials- Roofing, Siding, Windows. We do it all. ALEX Home Improvement. Free est. 203-631-8810 CT#583177


BOUNCING PONY Farm, Wolcott A great place to learn & have fun Give your special child memories to last a lifetime! Certificates are ready to give from $25 & up. Call Ahead & it will be packaged & ready for you or we can mail it to you. Call 203-927-6189 We're on facebook & the web BULLDOGS, Yorkie, Yorkie-Poo, German Shepherd, Rottweiller, Great Dane, Schnoodles, Bostpm Terrier, Chihuahua, Shih Tzu & mixed breeds. $250+. Call 860-930-4001

YARD Clean-up, Brush, Branches & LEAF REMOVAL. Bsmnt, Gar, Appl’s, Furniture & junk removal. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218


JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! FALL Clean-up & LEAF Removal Estates, Homes, Attics, Bsmt, Gar, Yard, Appliances. Free Est 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

KITCHEN & BATH REMODELING OL D T U B N E W T U B . C O M Tub & Tile Resurfacing, Kitchen Cabinet Spraypainting. #553512 1-800-NEWTUB2 BBB A+ Rated

Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Sunrms, Additions

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

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

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



C&M CONSTRUCTION To ensure a quality job at a fair price. Call 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488 CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality-LOWEST Price Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Additions ●Credit cards accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455 HOME Solutions $500 off a new roof w/ this ad. Snow removal available 20% off w/ neighbors. Great prices, free estimates. LIC & INS HIC #0631419. 203-631-2991

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

SALT - $130 per Yard. Sand/salt 7:2 DOT mix, $65 per yard, picked up. 100% Calcium chloride icemelt - Safest for concrete! $16.50 per 50lb. bag. Pallet prices available. 24/7. Call 203-238-9846


LAB PUPPIES Black and white. We can be your Christmas gift! We are very loveable and playful. Come see our mom and dad and meet us. We can go to our new Christmas home on December 21. Call our loving masters at 860-306-2366 (Mark) or 860-276-7474 (Maryann)

AFFORDABLE Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves.

Appliance Repairs

Will Deliver



SKIIS Salomon Crossmax 700 160mm. $85. 203-317-9639

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT ALL Har HARDWOOD 2 Cord Minimum $425 and $225 For a Single cord. 203-376-2805 SEASONED hardwood, pickup or local delivery. Cut & split. Approx 16-18in (mostly 18). $225/cord; $145/half cord. 203-294-1775.

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH Lose Weight! Gain Energy! Scientifically Based Nutritional Programs for weight management, stress relief, energy increase. Call 860-869-1281 for more information or visit my website at http://ericjoseph.

TREE SERVICES GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430


● ● ●

HOME Solutions $500 off a new roof w/ this ad. Snow removal available 20% off w/ neighbors. Great prices, free estimates. LIC & INS HIC #0631419. 203-631-2991


DOLLS Mostly Porcelain. New cond. Only serious calls. Over 25 incl Wiz of Oz, Michael, Matthew, Ashton Drake, I Love Lucy. 203-886-7049



LAB Puppies Black and Yellow. Ready to go. Reg. Also Boxer/ English Bulldog Pups. 10 weeks. Taking deposits. Adorable! (860) 329-4210

BRAND Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock super Bundle. Includes Drums guitar and mic. I'm asking $90. Contact me at 203-537-0852.

Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Sunrms, Additions

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

KING CHARLES CAVALIER PUPS Born 11/1, 3 Males, $900 each. Call 203-314-0004

IKEA QUEEN BEDROOM SET Aspelund style. Bed frame w/headboard, 2 nightstands & dresser. Excellent condition. Hardly used (was in guest room). New $325, asking $175. Call 203-626-9034 and leave a message.

SIDING CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality-LOWEST Price Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Additions ●Credit cards accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455

JUST In Time For Christmas The most beautiful Pug Puppies! Purebred, home raised. All shots. $750. (203) 213-5189

PEEKAPOO Puppy for sale. Apricot colored! Dewormed & vet checked. Male, 9 weeks old. So adorable. Asking $650. OBO. Please call 203-715-3647

CT Reg. #516790

MR. HANDY Home Improvement & Repairs. No Job Too Small. CT Reg #624078 Call Larry (860) 877-5678

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


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

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

Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Sunrms, Additions


EXTREME ROOFING Including All Types of Home Improvements. CT#628714 Habla Espanol. Call Joe 860-573-0642



EXTREME LANDSCAPING Fall Cleanups, Vac Truck, Hedge Trim & more. Snowplowing. Com /Res. Great rates. Free estimates. Call Walter 203-619-2877

MGW HOME IMPROVEMENT Kitchens & Baths, Painting, Windows/Doors, Interior Remodeling, Gutters, Drywall, Decks/Porches & Basements Call MGW!” CT Reg #631942 203 886-8029

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




Storm Clean-Up Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Sunrms, Additions

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

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

MALTESE/POODLE puppies for Christmas! 2 Females, 8 weeks old, brown & white. Sweet as can be. They love kids! $450 OBO. 860-578-0231

PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION CLASS Required for CT applicants. $100. Call 203-415-1144


Friday, December 30, 2011 — The Southington Citizen ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES


MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS PRIVATE PIANO LESSONS Beginning to Advanced Levels Welcome. Certified Music Teacher. Over 10 yrs prof exp. Call Mark 203-235-1546 Openings Available



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

MERIDEN 3 BR, 2BA, LR, DR, full appl. kitchen. Lower Level BR, LR, BA. Off street parking. Good credit, ref. No pets. $1,300+utilities. Call Pat Burke 203-235-3300 xt 634

203-238-3499 2ND GENERATION Buying estate items - entire contents. CF Monroe Wavecrest, Matzow Paintings, Old Dolls, China & Glass 203-639-1002 Always Buying 1 Item to the Entire Contents of Estates Antique, Gold, Costume Jewelry, Furniture & So Forth. Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 S. Orchard St. Wallingford. 203-269-4975 or 203-284-3786 Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm


MERIDEN TOWNHOUSE Old Stagecoach Xing, 2 BR, 1 1/2 BA, Garage, C/A, W/D Hookups. $925 + Util. & Security. Gas Heat! 860-681-8403


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

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


WW II Military Items


MERIDEN -WALLINGFORD LINE Large,2 BR Luxury Condos. Laundry. No pets. $875 + utilities Call 203-245-9493 MERIDEN 1 BR Off-street parking. Wall to Wall carpets, appls, $765 Per Month. Heat & HW included. No pets. Sec & refs required. Call 203-238-7133

MERIDEN 1 BR, 2 BR & Studio Starting at $595 per month. Heat & HW incl. Off street parking 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 1 BR, off st parking, new carpet, paint, and appliances. $625/month Security & ref. Section 8 approved. Call (203) 687-2032 MERIDEN 1 BR, Spacious 2nd fl. WD Hookups. Exc conditon Hardwood floors $650 per month plus utilities (860) 338-3475 MERIDEN 1,2,3 & 4 Bds apts, 570 Broad St , starting at $ 625. Just renovated, new kitchens, floors & fresh paint. No pets. Sec & ref . Mike 203-537-6137

ALWAYS BUYING CASH PAID Vintage Electronics, Amps, Musical Instruments, Guitars, Radios, Ham Equipment, CB, HiFi, Audio Equipment. 860-707-9350

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

MERIDEN -1-2 BR Hubbard Park Central Air/Heat. 775 West Main Street. $800 -$900/mo. + utils. No pets. Call Chino 203-4403483 or Steve 203-537-4072

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

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


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, coin op laundry. Many updates. Heat & HW incl. No pets. $835/mo + sec. (203) 626-2320 MER. Furnished Apts. East Side Incl Heat, HW, Elec. 1 BR, 1st Fl, $845/mo+sec. 2BR, 2nd Fl $950 /mo+sec. 203-630-3823 12pm8pm or MERIDEN - 2BR, 1st flr. LR, kitc., bath. Stove, fridge incl. Big backyard. Water incl. $750/mo. Sect. 8 approved. No pets 860-944-4132

MERIDEN 1BR & 2 BR Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, sec & refs. No pets. 203- 239-7657 or 203-314-7300 MERIDEN 2 bdrm, 1st Fl for rent. Off st parking, washer/dryer hook up. Call 203-223-0333, 860-990-8303 , or 203-685-2836 MERIDEN 2 Br, 1 1/2 Bath Townhouse. Completely remodeled, new stainless appl, W/D hk, off st parking. $1000. plus sec. 203-996-3279 or 203-314-6647. MERIDEN 3BR 1st fl off street parking. W/D hookup, porch, lrg yard. Newly renovated $1100 per mo plus sec. Call Natalie 203-671-2672

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 2 BRs, 3rd floor. 433 Center Street. Off street parking. No pets. $700 plus 1 month security & refs. 203-213-9896 MERIDEN furnished studio , free utilities, fully equip kitchen, on site laundry. 30 day min length of stay. $799. mnth plus tax. Call Frank Chase 860-989-7205 MERIDEN Unique 2 BR, 3rd Fl. Randolph Ave. Off st parking. $595 per month. 2 mos security plus application fee required. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN- 2BR, 1 bath, newly renovated. Eastgate Commons. $750/mo. Section 8 & MHA approved. Call (203) 889-8700 MERIDEN- Nice Renovated 2 Br. 18 Kensington Ave. No pets. $825. per mo, deposit , credit & references. Call 203-238-1890 MERIDEN- West side, 2 BR, 2nd FL. Includes Heat, HW & Elec. Oak Flooring. Very Clean! $950 / mo+sec 203-630-3823 12pm8pm or

MERIDEN-2RM Efficiency. $550. mo + 1 mo. sec. & refs. Call 203213-8639 or 203-631-0105 MERIDEN-Centrally located prvt & clean. 3Rms. $675/ mo Lease & sec dep req. No pets. 203-238-9772 MERIDEN-Furnished apartment, 1BR, 3rd flr, private entrance. Laundry, garage. $575 plus util/sec. No pets/smoking. 203-681-0830.



APPRENTICES/JOURNEYMEN Minimum 2 years experience. Please call OJ Mann Electric (203) 250-8715

WALLINGFORD. 24 Meadow St. 1st FL, 2 BR, 1 bath, tile & new carpet, laundry rm, Lrg, clean & beautiful. $875/mo + sec. 203-537-1772 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.


WALLINGFORD-$379,900 Cont/Col private 4BR 3BA home set on 2.14 acres Boasts a remodeled kit w/granite and lime stone flooring, open floor plan, formal DR w/french doors and hardwood flrs, FR w/double sided fp & sunken living room. Call Sue Farone 203-265-5618

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


Meriden 460 Sq Ft barn for storage only. So Broad St. No vehicles & heat. Asking $250. per month. Call Peter 617-696-9390



SOUTHINGTON - 1 1/2 Room Efficiency. Ideal for seniors and all others. Near I-84. $140/wk. Includes Heat & HW, A/C, Appliances. No smoking. Sec dep & refs req. 860-620-0025

WALLINGFORD-$49,900 Quiet and affordable! Located in Yalesville Square this home offers and open floor plan, eatin kitchen, 2 beds w/2 full baths, nice yard area, 2 car driveway, 1998 titan model. Nicky Waltzer at 203-265-5618

SOUTHINGTON 1900 sq. ft. Duplex, 4 BRs, 2 1/2 baths, granite tops in kitchen. $1600. 860-621-4766 or 860-518-4514 WALLINGFORD 3 Bdrm, 2 Bath, 1st Fl, lg all new! 86 Meadow St. $1200. (203) 537-1772 WALLINGFORD Cute 2 BR Townhouse. Full basement. WD hookup. Private entrance. Off street parking. Walk to school. $850 /mo 2 mos sec + application fee. No pets. 203-284-0597 WALLINGFORD-1BR apt starting at $750 including heat & HW. No pets. JJ Bennett 203265-7101

MERIDEN-$315,000 3BR, 2.5 bath Colonial on cul-de-sac in So. Meriden. Very spacious open fl plan is perfect for entertaining. Has walk-out bsmt, great size bdrms, & nice yard. Call Toni 203-235-3300

DRIVER Experienced Reefer Drivers & Independent Contractors needed for Regional Positions. Top of the line equipment and plenty of freight. Call Today! 877-491-1112 or DRIVERRICHARD CHEVROLET has immediate opening for a Shuttle Driver. AM hours to start. Great opp for the right person w/excellent people skills. Call Jamie Gray, Service Director. RICHARD CHEVROLET Cheshire 203-272-3000 DRYCLEANER expanding. Looking for dependable & personable candidates for PT & FT positions. Apply at Jenny K’s Cleaners, 198 West Main St, Meriden or call 860-967-7333 QC INSPECTOR Experience with metal stamping required. 1st shift. Competitive wages & benefits. Apply at Companion Industries, 891 West Queen St. Southington CT 06489


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


Looking for a friend? Find litters of critters in Marketplace.

SERVICE TECHNICIAN Local oil co. seeking F/T service tech. Min. B-2 and A/C exp. required. 401K, medical & paid Vac. Send resume to: Or call 203-235-3371 TEACHER Full /Part Time Must be professional, self-motivated, responsible and have exp in a structured environment w/toddlers & pre-schoolers. College students are welcome. Benefits. Call Denise 203-269-2266.

It's all here! Marketplace Ads (203) 238-1953


Entertainment Religion Technology

Current Events and more...


Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome

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

All Rolled Into One

The Southington

Cit itii zen


The Southington Citizen — Friday, December 30, 2011

We are repositioning ourselves to be the local Team Uniform dealer and Custom Apparel decorator. We can service that small team of 12 players to the team of 200 or more. We will be dressing your Coaches as well as the team Parents. Custom sports apparel for schools as well as the local Handyman, who wants T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Jackets and more, can be Found here. We will offer quality, price and value. We are the ones to see!


All Sneakers 30% OFF All Cleats 30% OFF All Under Armour 25% OFF All MLB and NFL Apparel and Accessories 40% OFF All Softball, Lacrose, Volleyball Field Hockey Apparel 25% OFF Store Stock Only

OTHER CLEARANCE WILL BE 50% OR MORE OFF! Visit our new website 1156 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike (Near Deli 66 And Dream Dinners) Plantsville, CT 06479 • 860-426-9441 Store Hours: Mon-Thur 10-6 Fri 10-5 Sat 10-4 Sun Closed



12-30-2011 Southington Citizen  

Southington Citizen published 12-30-2011

12-30-2011 Southington Citizen  

Southington Citizen published 12-30-2011