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Volume 7, Number 6

Friday, Februar y 11, 2011

Sikhs ready to open new house of worship in town By Stacey McCarthy Special to The Citizen

Members of the Sikh Gurdwara will soon have a new temple in which to worship. The cost of the new Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar, constructed at 1610 West St., was approximately $1.7 million and was paid for by the donations of the Sikh community. It is the largest in the state. Temple president Kulwant Singh Samra has been a resident of Southington and local business owner since 1993. He is part of the temple’s executive committee. Executive committee members are elected each year and have administrative duties as well as taking care of building mainte-

nance. There is also an 11-member board of trustees. which creates the policies for the temple. “Two additional committees, a building committee and a finance committee, were created in order to handle the details of the new temple,” said Darshan Sinj Bajwa who is the former president of the temple and current board of trustees member. He is also the chairperson of the finance committee. See Sikhs, page 13 Photo by Stacey McCarthy

Members of the Sikh congregation will open the doors of the new temple on Sunday.

Class inspires people with special needs to explore art

Happy Valentine’s Day

By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen Michele Boucher can’t remember how long she has been teaching the evening arts and crafts class run monthly by the Southington Parks and Recreation Department, but maybe that’s just because time flies when

you are having fun. “Honestly it’s been a while, I don’t know how many years,” Boucher said as she organized a folder of documents compiled from class on a wintry Thursday evening at Derynoski Elementary School.

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‘Every Picture Tells a Story’ at YMCA awards dinner By Robin Lee Michel The Southington Citizen Photo by Deb Mikan

An extensive collection of vintage valentines — handmade and store-bought — decorate the Barnes Museum, 75 Main St., just in time for Valentine’s Day. The exhibit will remain on display through February. The Barnes family kept extensive diaries and some of the entries are displayed. Entry in the diary of Alice Bradley Barnes, Feb. 14, 1858: “I had a Valentine and received it with pleasure.”

There were many stories told last Friday at the YMCA’s 82nd annual meeting and awards dinner: stories about perseverance, triumph over cancer, volunteering and building new lives. They all had one common

theme; the SouthingtonCheshire YMCA had made all of it possible through its programs and support. Like the slide show of Y activities displayed on the screen, there were “snapshots” of how lives have been changed by the organization,

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Historical society ready to open Civil War exhibit By Robin Lee Michel The Southington Citizen

cut, Company E regiment. He served at some of the most vicious battles, including Gettysburg, and the Atlanta and Carolina campaigns. Military artist and Civil War reenactor, Don Troiani, will share his knowledge with the audience at opening ceremonies. His extensive research on the particular event can extend for years the creation of one of his painstakingly detailed paint-

ings. He also has one of the largest collections of military artifacts, including not only from the Civil War but also the Revolutionary War,

War of 1812 up to World War II. His military library includes 2,500 books, which are

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mittee, said it was a long time coming. Determining which items would be on display and who would be featured was an involved task. “We have cups, tunics, boots, spurs and hats,” Cusano said. Many of the objects were given to the society by family members of those who served. One of the soldiers was Samuel Stevens Woodruff, a captain in the 20th Connecti-

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A display case, one of many, holds some of the many items dating from the Civil War which were donated to the historical society by soldiers’ descendants.

Police arrest burglary suspect Lowell DePalma, said that in February 2009 police responded to Beacon Electronics on Marion Avenue after neighbors reported strange noises around 3:30 a.m. Police found six vans had been broken into and tools and other equipment stolen. Floodlights on the building were also shattered. In working with New Britain police, Southington police were able to locate some of the stolen items and link the theft to Kuziak, DePalma said. Kuziak has a dozen pending cases ranging

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Snow affects Yarde Metals’ complex

On Feb. 2, the Yarde Metals Connecticut facility in Southington was once again impacted by winter storms. Due to heavy snow accumulation, a section of the roof in Building 4 collapsed. All associates were immediately evacuated and no injuries were reported, according to company officials. The office area and Buildings 2, 3 and 4 were load tested by licensed engineers. Buildings 1 and 2 were cleared for occupancy but snow removal continued as a

precautionary measure. Buildings 3 and 4 remained closed. Gas to the building was temporarily turned off as a precautionary measure and is now back online. Employees reported for work as scheduled on Feb. 3. “Due to the expedient, professional response of Yarde Metals associates, the Southington Fire Department and numerous local business, we were able to evacuate the facility and secure the area without injury. We continue to work with a

team of experts remove snow from the roof and begin recovery of the damaged zone,� said Matt Smith, Yarde Metals president and chief of operations. “Our branch locations aided in responding to customer calls, processing orders and diverting shipments to ensure continuity of business for our customers during the evacuation.� The Southington facility is now back online processing orders and receiving material.

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Woman faces forgery charge On Feb. 7, at approximately 12:15 p.m., Doreen Milewski, 54, of Bristol, turned herself into the Southington Police Department after learning that an arrest warrant was signed by the New Britain Superior Court charging her with first-degree larceny and second-degree forgery. The suspect allegedly altered multiple financial business documents and customer invoices of her employer ffrom 2007 through 2009 for a personal financial gain of approximately $34,021 dollars, according to police. Milewski was released on a $50,000 surety bond. She was given a court date of Feb. 22.

Municipal closings The Southington Library and Museum will be closed Friday, Feb. 11 and Saturday, Feb. 12 for Lincoln’s Birthday. The Southington Town Hall, Southington Public Library and Calendar House will be closed Monday, Feb. 21 in observance of Presidents Day. Schools will be closed for Febrary vacation from Monday, Feb. 21 until Friday, Feb. 25.

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ject. History buffs and Civil Continued from page 2 War enthusiasts might enjoy the lectures, which will be often used by researchers. held at the society two or Troiani’s knowledge was three Thursdays each month called upon when the movie that the exhibit is open. Cu“Cold Mountain,” a Civil War sano said guest speakers will drama, was filmed and re- talk about topics such as food leased in the 2003, and for the and medical care during the PBS series produced by Ken war that ran from 1861 to Burns. 1865. Lectures will be held Cusano said he is excited Thursday nights from 6:30 that Troiani will be coming p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Specific proto the historical society to grams will be announced as lend his expertise on the sub- they near.

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Tuxis-Ohr’s Fuel of Meriden told state officials that it was delivering home heating oil to customers of C.F. Oil Co. of New Britain. According to company representatives, Tuxis-Ohr hopes to honor C.F.’s pre-paid oil contracts, Attorney General George Jepsen said Feb. 7. C.F. has been under investigation by the state Department of Consumer Protection for possible misconduct involving pre-paid home heating oil contracts. On Friday, the

department noted the company had closed its office and inspectors placed seals on three delivery trucks to prevent them from being used for deliveries. The Office of Attorney General was informed that C.F.’s liability insurance also had lapsed. “Our primary objective is to make sure consumers are protected. Last Friday, we received credible and reliable information from multiple sources that C.F. was closing for business. We issued an advisory to

that fact and noted that talks with another company were ongoing. The facts have borne out our statement,” Jepsen said. Tuxis-Ohrs said Monday it planned to take over C.F.’s customer lists and honor C.F.’s obligations to customers. The state Department of Consumer Protection said for now, C.F. customers should continue to call C.F. Oil to arrange deliveries at (860) 225-8545 or (860) 225-4000. C.F. customers with any difficul-

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Sikhs

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The new temple accomoThe entrance to the new dates hundreds of people Gurdwara has a stained glass for worship. window above the door with the symbol, IkOnkar, which means, “One God” and is the symbol for “the Unity of God.” The temple was designed to be functional as well as beautiful. Dark wooden cubes line the walls just inside the entryway. Women store their shoes on the left side and men store theirs on the right. After removing their shoes, members wash their hands in the sinks next to the cubes before entering the temple to pray. The Gurdwara contains a

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The Southington Citizen Friday, February 11, 2011

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The Tabernacle church, located at 1445 West St., offers the food program Giving Back. In collaboration with Foodshare of Hartford, Giving Back sets up a mobile food pantry every other Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. On Tuesdays, primarily produce is distributed, depending on availability, also breads and some nonperishables. The next distribution will be Feb. 15. On every other Saturday, 10 a.m., Giving Back offers a more substantial variety of groceries, including when available, toiletries and infant products. The Tabernacle is a contemporary Christian church that strives to meet the needs of the community with food, clothing, encouragement and spiritual support. For more information, call the church at (860) 276-0400. Call the church to confirm when and where the next distributions will be.


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Obituaries his daughter.

Roland J. Fortin III, 33, of Meriden, died Jan. 27, 2011. He was born Feb. 15, 1977, in New Britain. He graduated in 1995 from Cheeney Technical School in Manchester. He is survived by his mother, Brenda Saunders and stepfather, Ron Saunders; his father, Roland J. Fortin Jr. and his wife, Estelle, of Bassett, Va.; his girlfriend, Jennifer Branche and their daughter, Alyssa Fortin; his brothers, Cameron Saunders and Matthew Fortin; his nephews, Matthew Jr. and Caleb Fortin; his sisters, Heather Saunders, of Ashland, Ore., Jennifer Marquis, of Meriden, and Lori Brehme, of Middletown; his paternal grandparents, Roland and Jeannette Fortin; his maternal grandmother, Ruth Christensen Holmes, of Billerica, Mass.; his maternal grandfather, George Sweezey, of Plainville; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. The funeral was held Jan. 31, 2011, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington. A memorial service was held Feb. 1, 2011, at Faith Living Church, Plantsville. Burial was private. Memorial donations may be made to CHET, P.O Box 150499, Hartford, CT 06115, for the education of

William Langton William Langton, 79, of Southington, beloved father and friend, died Jan. 28, 2011, at University of Connecticut Health Center. He was the husband of Gladys (Adamowicz) Langton. He was born March 20, 1931, in Tiverton, R.I., son of the late Arthur and Ellen (Dickerson) Langton. He had retired from Pratt & Whitney Aircraft where he had worked for 40 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and a member of the First Baptist Church of Southington. He enjoyed seeing his friends at the YMC., Grace’s Restaurant, Gabby’s, and Food Bag; he will miss you all. Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, William Langton and Susan South, of Meriden, Josh R. Langton, of Southington; a brother, Arthur Langton, of Pensacola, Fla.; a sister, Hazel Costa, of Somerset, Mass.; his grandchildren, Joseph and Heather South and Gavin Langton; a great grandchild, Gracie South; along with daughter-in-law, Kristen Bartlett. He was predeceased by a son, Christopher T. Langton; and six brothers and sisters. The funeral was held Feb.

3, 2011, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington. Burial was private.

Malcolm Orr Malcolm Allen Orr, a lifelong resident of Southington, died Jan. 30, 2011, at the Jerome Home, New Britain, after a brief illness. He had celebrated his 102nd birthday on Dec. 15, 2010, with family and friends at The Orchards in Southington. He was the son of the late George Orr and Maude Allen Orr. His wife, Arline Kobs, to whom he was married 63 years, predeceased him as did a sister, Helen Orr. He attended Southington schools and graduated from Tufts University in 1930. He was employed by the International Silver Company, where he was chief chemist for 35 years before retiring in 1974. He enjoyed gardening and reading, keeping up with advances in science in his trade magazines. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, George and Marjorie Orr, of Shrewsbury, Mass.; a daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Richard Hudson, of Berlin; grandchildren, Margaret Hudson, of Princeton, N.J., Matthew and Amanda Orr, of Mattituck, N.Y., Kevin and Rebecca Orr Ostoyich, of Valparaiso, Ind.; and four greatgrandchildren. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Jerome Home, The Orchards and in particular, Josephine, his caregiver and companion for the last year.

Donald Morris Donald W. Morris, 74, of Southington, died Feb. 2, 2011, at The Hospital of Central Connecticut at New Britain General. He was born Jan. 6, 1937, in Waterbury, to the late Harry L. and Eunice (Bartlem) Morris. He had been a Southington resident since 1965. He coowned and operated CVC Lawn Care and Snow Plowing. He is survived by his son

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Diligence leads to bright future

To the editor: On Sunday afternoon, Jan. 16, I was privileged to be in the congregation at the First Baptist Church of Southington as we honored the memory, work and leadership of the Rev. Martin Luther King in the Civil Rights Movement of our country. The speaker for this very important occasion was Curtis D. Robinson, of Southington. Mr. Robinson certainly does not “toot his own horn” because he was unknown to me until the announcement of the service and that he would be the speaker. The purpose of this letter it to remind all of us and par-

ticularly the young people who were present and were active participants in the service of the great importance of Mr. Robinson’s message. He spoke about his arrival in Hartford from his birthplace in the Deep South. He spent his first night sleeping on a park bench. His first job was a menial one in a small neighborhood grocery store. He was evidently a good worker and a diligent saver. Let me emphasize the words “diligent saver.” In a few years the grocery store came on the sales market. Mr. Robinson bought the store for $7,500. Anyone who has ever worked as a boy in a neighborhood grocery store will attest to the necessary thrift. Later he mentioned

that he purchased the building that housed the store. He did not say so but I expect that he continued to practice the same habits of thrift. He is now a wealthy and very respected businessman and a financial power figure in our state and country. His story is an important lesson for all of us and particularly for our youth. No matter how insignificant your early jobs may be it is always possible to put away regularly a small portion of your earnings. The future is always brighter and the opportunities always more numerous when you have a few savings to pave the future. Richard B. Hutton Southington

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Government Meetings

Monday, Feb. 14 Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15 Planning and zoning commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 Board of fire commissioners, fire headquarters, 310 N. Main St., 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21 Town hall closed for Presidents Day Tuesday, Feb. 22 Housing authority, Lincoln Lewis Terrace, 43 Academy St., 7 p.m. Zoning board of appeals, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 28 Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 1 Planning and zoning board of appeals, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 3 Board of water commissioners, Water Department, 605 W. Queen St, 6 p.m. Conservation commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 8 Senior Citizen Commission, Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., 6:30 p.m. Zoning board of appeals, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m.

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Southington Briefs Bulky Waste Transfer Station

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The Southington Bulky Waste Transfer Station will be open Saturday, Feb. 19. Permits are required to enter the transfer station and vehicles without a permit will be turned away. Permits may be obtained at the Town Clerk’s office during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursdays until 7 p.m. Applicants must present a driver’s license/proof of residency and the registration for the vehicle that will be going to the Transfer Station. Out-oftown vehicles may only receive a one-day pass. The new bulky waste transfer station is located at 617 Old Turnpike Road. There are signs posted at the entrance.

The following events will be held at the Peace Café, which is held at the First Congregational Church of Southington, 37 Main St. All events begin at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. and a free will offering is accepted unless otherwise indicated. Saturday, Feb. 12: Coffee house with Steven Nyren and Friends, classic rock and folk arrangements Saturday, Feb. 19: Adult drum circle with Eric Korp, if anyone has a drum, bring it.

Basketball trip Feb. 12 First Baptist Church of Southington is sponsoring a trip to the University of Connecticut Women’s Basketball versus Providence on Saturday, Feb. 12 at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. For more information and reservations, call Bev at (860) 621-3024.

Music & Mayhem

Loose Change, featuring Al, Chip and Rit, will offer a night of music and comedy on Saturday, Feb. 19 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. Beer, wine and soft drinks will be served all night. Appetizers, salad station and pasta station will be offered from 7 to 9 p.m. and dessert and coffee from 9 to 11 p.m. There is a cost to attend. Contact Melissa Slater (860) 621-9335, Diana Sheard (860) 793-2765, Kathy Kukowski (860) 276-1083, or Harry (860) 859-1366.

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Inquiring Photographer If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would that be?

I would like to be in Aruba with my wife and friends. We go in October, but it would be really nice to be there now. Bob Calcinari Southington

It would be Maui. I have an aunt and uncle who live there. We visited them in 2009 and it was absolutely beautiful and I would love to go back. Michelle Noonan Southington

I would go with my family to someplace warm, with sand, crystal blue skies and a beautiful sunset. Julie Taylor Plantsville

I want to go to Disney World to see the princesses and Epcot to see the Crush exhibit. Emily Taylor Plantsville

I would be touring England. Al Triechel Southington

YMCA Continued from page 1 which at two locations in the two towns, the YMCA has a total of 11,700 members. Many people spoke of their personal experiences with the organization. People who have used their talents to make life better in Southington were celebrated during the Feb. 4 event held at the Aqua Turf Club. These included Joseph V. Erardi Jr., superintendent of schools, Person of the Year; Central Connecticut Senior Health Services, Reaching Out Award recipient; Mary DeCroce, artist and Relay For Life organizer; and Ashley Zerbe and Melissa Reid, Youth Leadership Award recipients. For the past three years, Zerbe and Reid have organized a backpack drive with Southington Community Services with their efforts generating more than 300 packs filled with school supplies for families in need. “We need to celebrate the honorable work are teens are doing,” said Paula Knight, Y board member. “These girls are doing it all; they’re truly remarkable.” The two Southington High School juniors, who have known each other since third grade, are also passing on the torch by training younger teenagers — a group known as the Giving Back Girls — to take on their work. “It’ll be easier with more people,” Zerbe said. Erardi, who said he was humbled by the acknowledgment, became Southington’s school superintendent in 2007. He immediately immersed himself in the community by getting involved with Bread for Life, the S.T.E.P.S. initiative, the United Way, the Southington Education Foundation and others.

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Melissa Reid, left, and Ashley Zerbe receive the YMCA Youth Leadership Award at the organization’s 82nd annual dinner held Feb. 4. For the past three years, the teenagers have spearheaded a backpack drive with community services. State Rep. Bruce “Zeke” Zalaski, who presented a certificate from the General Assembly, noted that Erardi’s office in the former Beecher Street School is located in Zalaski’s kindergarten classroom. “You never know where education will take place,” Erardi said. “Now I know why the initials ZZ are carved under one of our chairs,” he said to laughter from the hundreds of guests. Chris Palmieri, who represented the town council in giving a proclamation, called Erardi “an inspirational leader for 7,500 children to help them reach their potential.” DeCroce told how her love of art has consumed her life and how she has been thrilled to share her artistry with the community in different ways including spearheading mural projects and the Harvest the Arts program. She also spoke about her cancer experience and Relay For Life of Southington, which she has led with Joyce McAloon and Rosemary Champagne. Art

DAR chapter to meet Feb. 12 The Hannah Woodruff Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Saturday, Feb. 12, 1 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Southington, 581 Meriden Ave. The speaker will be Eldon Hafford, executive director of Bread for Life. Members should bring donations of non-perishable food items such as peanut butter, jelly, cereal, canned tuna and spaghetti sauce. Hostesses for the meeting are Natalie Krotzer, Jeanne Perry and Deborah Boychuck. Prospective members are invited to attend the meeting.

Joseph V. Erardi, Southington superintendent of schools, listens to accolades before accepting the Person of the Year Award.

gives people the opportunity to express themselves, show creativity and provide an outlet for active minds. “Thank you Southington for the opportunity to share my artwork with you,” she said. Central Connecticut Senior Health Services was lauded for improving life for the elderly population through its services and programs, helping them to keep their independence and health. “As the Y is for fitness, our senior care team is for seniors,” said Trish Walden, executive vice president of CCSNS. John Myers, YMCA executive director, also introduced the crowd to the new logo signifying as the community has evolved, so has the Y.


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Alyssa Fontana and Tony Leone are performing in “Rent,” the Pulitzer Prizewinning rock opera. They are playing the roles of Maureen and Roger, respectively. “Rent” is on stage at the Warner Theatre, 68 Main St., Torrington, until Feb. 12. Information and tickets: call (860) 489-7180 or visit the website www.warnertheatre.org. American Legion Valentine Dance — On Saturday, Feb. 12, the American Legion Auxiliary, Kiltonic Unit 72, Southington, will be hosting the second annual Valentine Dance at the Post Home, 64 Main St., from 7 to 11 p.m. Music will be provided by DJ Jay, and there will also be raffles, cash bar and dancing. The ticket price includes food, coffee and

dessert. Information or tickets: call Rachel Wache, auxiliary president, at (860) 6210890, or Sherri Valentin, junior vice president, at (860) 655-7210. Can and bottle drive — The Southington High School Swim and Dive Team will have a can and bottle drive at the high school Saturday, Feb. 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Coin show — The Southington Coin Club is sponsoring a coin and currency show on Saturday, Feb, 12, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Holiday Inn Express on 120 Laning St. Information: call (860) 681-1511. Daughters of the American Revolution — The Hannah Woodruff See Calendar, next page

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Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Saturday, Feb. 12, 1 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Southington, 581 Meriden Ave. The speaker will be Eldon Hafford, executive director of Bread for Life. Members should bring donations of non-perishable food items. Prospective members are welcome.

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paign. The next bake sale will be held Saturday, Feb. 12, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Southington YMCA, 29 High St. Historical society open — The Southington Historical Society, 239 Main St., will be open Saturday, Feb. 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., weather permitting. Free train show — There will be a free railroad model train exhibition by the Valley HO Trak on Saturday, Feb. 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at The Summit at Plantsville, 261 Summit St. Information: call (860) 628-0364. Grand opening, children’s event — American Eagle Federal Credit Union, 888 Queen St., is opening this week and on Saturday, Feb. 12, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, youngsters can meet credit union mascot, Earnest the Eagle, and have their faces painted and receive balloon art with Tails

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Civil War exhibit — The Southington Historical Society, 239 Main St., will open

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Wednesday

Lunch With a Doc — The MidState Medical Center, in conjunction with the Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce, is hosting a women’s health program Wednesday, Feb. 16, from noon to 1:30 p.m., at the Manor Inn, 1636 MeridenWaterbury Turnpike, Milldale. Topics will include cardiac risk factors in women, hormone replacement therapy, and diet watch. Registration is required, lunch will be served, and there is a cost to attend. Information: call (860) 628-8036. Relay For Life — Relay For Life of Southington committee and team meeting will be held Wednesday, Feb. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Southington High School Library Media Center. The Relay Committee will meet from 6 to 7

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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, from 1 to 5 p.m. , and Thursday until 7 p.m. The museum is also open the first and last Saturdays of each month from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, call the museum at (860) 628-5426.

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Chocolate festival

Pancake breakfast Southington Engine Company No. 1 7th Annual Pancake Breakfast will be held Sunday, Feb. 27 at the Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. There will be pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, coffee, juice and tea. There is a price to attend and tickets can be purchased at the door.

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Valentine Dance

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On Saturday, Feb. 12, the American Legion Auxiliary, Kiltonic Unit 72, Southington, will be hosting the 2nd annual Valentine Dance at the Post Home, located at 64 Main St., from 7 to 11 p.m. Music provided by DJ Jay, raffles, cash bar and dancing. There is a charge to attend. For tickets, call Rachel Wache, American Legion Auxiliary Kiltonic Unit 72 president, at (860) 621-0890 or Sherri Valentin, junior vice president at (860) 655-7210.

Elks Lodge dinner dance On Saturday, Feb. 12, Southington Elks Lodge 1669, 114 Main St., will be hosting a Valentine Dinner Dance. Cocktail hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. and dinner will be at 7 p.m. Live music featuring The Rockin’ Heartbeats will be from 8 p.m. to midnight. There is a cost to attend. There will also be a raffle, with the grand prize being an overnight stay at the Farmington Marriot Hotel with breakfast for two. Tickets are available in the tap room. For information, call Lisa at (860) 747-3897. Seating limited.

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Maria Poirier-Brandriff and her assistant, Diane Conroy, teach cooking with chocolate to a crowd at the Southington Public Library at a lecture in January. Attendees also got to sample various chocolate treats.

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Moms Club to meet

The MOMS Club of Southington will be holding the annual open house on Friday, Feb. 18 at the Plainville Library, 56 E. Main St., from 2 to 4 p.m. The MOMS Club of Southington is a support group of moms who stay at home, either parttime or full-time and who live in Southington, Plainville, Bristol, Farmington, New Britain, Berlin and Kensington. The group offers playgroups, park dates, community field trips, Moms night out and more. For more information, e-mail southingtonmomsclub@gmail.com or call (860) 385-1331.

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Program, which is part of the Miss America System, will be held May 1. The Miss America Scholarship Program is the largest scholarship program for young womenn in the country. These dedicated yound ladies are future leaders, passionate about community service educated and role models for today’s young girls. Contestants for “Little Miss Sunshine” should be 5 or 6 years old; for “Southington’s Little Miss,” 7 and 8 years old; for “Petit Miss,” 9 and 10 years old; and for “Miss Preteen,” 11 and 12

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sion. The general public is invited to bring their questions, researching difficulties, and curiosity. Members are invited to present summaries of their ongoing research. Books and other resources will be available to review. No reservations are necessary. For more information, write to the Southington Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 698, Plantsville, CT 06479-0698 or by e-mail at southingtongenealogicalsociety@gmail.c om.


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day and Thursday, 1 to 3 p.m. For more information regarding the Computer Learning Center, e-mail CLC@calendarhouse.org Bagel breakfast will be held Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 8:45 a.m., RSVP by calling (860) 621-3014. Yakoff Smirnoff, 2 p.m., show and Foxwoods Casino, lunch and a bonus, via motor coach, Thursday, April 7. For more about Calendar House activities, pick up the February newsletter at the Calendar House or visit www.calendarhouse.org.

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Southington woman wins 2010 Heart Association Lifestyle Change Award The American Heart Association held its 2010 Hartford Start! Heart Walk at Bushnell Park. More than

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Guys continue to sizzle, ready for stretch run By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

Coming into this week, it was “red skies at night” for the Southington boys hoops team as they were delightfully sailing along, riding a seven-game win streak and playing their best basketball of the year. That seven-game run got a

big test this past Tuesday (result not available at press time) against Northwest Catholic, which ironically, is the team that helped jumpstart the streak – oddly enough, by beating Southington. “That Northwest game was an important game for us. Even though we lost, it demonstrated that when we play with enthusiasm, when we crash the boards, we can

compete with anyone. We may lose a game or two, but it’s our intention to continue to win,” head coach Bob Lasbury said. In that first Northwest contest, the Knights lost 70-68 on a buzzer beater. But the close loss gave a talented team the confidence necessary. Northwest opened Monday at 15-0 and one of the best teams in the state. A tell-tale sign that things have changed for Southington as we wind down the regular year is by looking at their most recent result against Newington. Back on Jan. 4, the boys lost on the road 49-48 in a game where they got out-rebounded by a much smaller Newington squad.

Boys Basketball SHS 60, Newington 49 Jordan Chapman had 14 points, 12 rebounds, Sal Romano had 20 points, seven rebounds, three blocks and Tyler Dube had 18 points, seven rebounds and four steals as Southington improved to 10-4 (7-2 CCC West). Alex Borofsky added four points, three steals and eight rebounds. SHS 52, Conard 44 Dube had 21 points and four steals, Drew Aylett had eight assists and six steals, and Romano had 12 points and 11 rebounds. Chapman added 11 points. The Knights improved to 11-4 with the win, 8-2 CCC West. This time, the Blue Knights asserted their might, outrebounding Newington 46-39 en route to a comfortable 60-49 victory. “I certainly think we’ve made some adjustments since the last time and we reacted positively and it’s a good win against a team

that’s had a lot of good wins themselves,” said a pleased Lasbury. “[Newington] plays very well together; they’re tough to match-up against because they’re all perimeter players, they all can knock down

See Boys, page 36

Wrestlers finish off Simsbury late, on brink of CCC West title Citizen photo by Michael Guerrera

Vlad Kiveliyk swims the 500-free against East Hartford, an event coach Evan Tuttle says he may put him in again.

Times continue to fall for swimmers By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen It’s been a tremendous season thus far for the Southington boys swimming and diving team, coming into conference play this week with a 6-1-1 record. “Would I be happy if we didn’t have any losses at this point in the season? Of course, but I’m thrilled to be at where we are,” head coach Evan Tuttle said. And if it weren’t for snow days, we might see even better times than

have already been put forth, on an individual level. “Fortunately it hasn’t impacted us too negatively,” said Tuttle of the multiple missed practices because of snow days. “I’d like to say if we were in the pool more often we’d see even larger drops in time.” Still, he credits the team for the way they’ve performed when the flakes haven’t been falling. “We continue to miss practices with snow days, but when we do hold practice they work their tails See Swimmers, page 38

By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen The stakes were wellknown going into the match. 285p o u n d wrestler Travis Daly said head coach Derek Dion told his team before its final home match of the season – a win tonight and they’d be on the fast track to another division title. Starring down Simsbury across the mat, the task was not going to be an easy one. The Trojans came into the night with one loss in conference, as did Southington. This single match would tip the scale. Then the music started, shaking each floor board of the East Gym at the high school. Out came the team, in their usual single file line; then turned it into a circle to begin stretching. Next were senior day ceremonies – Christian Bowles,

who returned for his first match since before the New Year, was honored as the only senior. Then it began. It started well, then went back and forth and things weren’t consistently going Southington’s way. Bowles stepped onto the mat at 112pounds against a tough com-

petitor and took it to overtime, but eventually lost by a single point. “He wrestled hard for eight minutes – he wrestled his heart out,” Dion said. “To hang in that tough, it was great for him.” Dion said the opponent for

See Wrestlers, page 37

Citizen photo by Michael Guerrera

Christian Bowles, the lone senior and captain, wrestles against Simsbury on Senior Night.


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Lady Knights put up seasonhigh 60 on Senior Night By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

Photo by Matt Leidemer

Megan Chapman goes up for the shot earlier in the year.

Whether it was a coincidence or not, the fact of the matter is that the Southington girls played what might have been their best basketball game of the year on Senior Night last Friday against Conard. There was certainly a little extra something as the Lady Knights put up their season high for points in a game, 60, in beating the Chieftains by 33. Although the margin of victory would dictate that the pregame celebrations had a definite positive effect on the players, head coach Mike Forgione treated it as a nonfactor. “I don’t really get into all that stuff,” he said. “I tell them after the festivities it’s well-earned because they de1190914

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Girls Basketball Newington 63, SHS 45 Tori Munson had 17 points, Meg McLaughlin had 11, and Mirela Sawicka had nine, but Southington fell to 9-7 on the year and 4-6 in CCC West play. McLaughlin had two threes, Sawicka had one and Stephanie O’Keefe had one to account for her three points in the game. SHS 60, Conard 27 Munson had another good game with 19 points on her senior night and McLaughlin added 12 as Southington improved to 10-7 on the season (5-6 CCC West). Emily Durocher had eight, and seniors Berry, Sawicka and Katelyn Kujawski had three, four and two points, respectively. serve this night, but as soon as that’s over and the game starts, it’s all business and I was really, really proud with how they came out tonight – they came out with that intensity.” The win was more important because it came on the heels of a loss to Newington, where the script was flipped on Southington in a 63-45 loss. “Newington was very athletic and their guards, there’s a reason why both their

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Southington skiers get back on slopes after multitude of snow days By Dave Mongillo Special to The Citizen

School at last. The Blue Knight ski ream, after a three week layoff, was back on the show last week at Mount Southington. A little rusty, but eager to hit the gates and score some times. The varsity boys, without team leader Austin Florian, ended the Grand Slalom fifth in Class L. Ryan Carney finished 33 among the 50 boys in Class L followed by Collin Kjellquist a few ticks back in 35th. Austin Gentile ended the day 36 among the boys from large schools. Jamie Abraham led the Southington High girls finishing second in Class L. Abraham finished the two runs less than two-hundredths of a second behind the Class L winner. Meghan Parks was the next Southington girl, coming home on 25 in Class followed by Carolyn Iesut, 26. Christa Case had one great run standing ninth in Class, but fell on her other try and took a DNF for the day. The UConn team was on

Photos by Dave Mongillo

Amanda Brede, right, and Matt Kempson, above, were UConn’s two best female and male racers at Gunstock Mountain. snow again last week and the men’s squad is heading for the best season they have had in several years. Two weeks ago, on Jan. 28 and 29, they were at Gunstock Mountain on a beautiful sun-filled day, for a Giant Slalom on the area’s steep and fast Tiger trail. Matt Kempson had the best UConn finish in the GS, 36 after two runs. Matt Diamond was the next fastest Huskey finishing 40 out of 71 men in the race. The men had a better day in Saturday’s slalom.

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Wrestling SHS 36, Simsbury 30 Southington got a decision from Don Rinaldi (152pounds) and a pin from Brandon Lariviere (160) 1:06 into his match as the Blue Knights got nine points from the final two matches to comeback for the win, improving to 4-1 in the conference, 7-3 overall. Wins by pin came from Tyler Mirando (103) in 48 seconds and Nate Solomon (119) in 2:57. Wins via major decision came from Zach Maxwell (171), 10-2, Travis Daly (285), 11-2 and Ryan Dupuis (130), 15-5. Decision victories came from Noah Sheffy (135), 4-2 and Don Rinaldi (152), 3-2.

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couple weeks, it definitely will,” Tuttle explained. Continued from page 33 That’s because the Blue Knights will face CCC West off and it’s all the credit to opponents Farmington, them,” he said. Conard, Hall and Simsbury However, with four jugger- during the final stretch of the nauts on the schedule over year, all extremely tough foes. the final six meets, Tuttle However, Tuttle doesn’t look says the snow needs to stop at the situation as a negative. because it could start having “I told kids the opportunia negative impact. ty when we face teams like “Coming into the next cou- Hall, Conard, Farmington, ple weeks, it will. If we miss Simsbury – the upper echemore practices in the next lon of teams, that it doesn’t

The Southington Citizen — Friday, February 11, 2011 matter who wins at the end of the meet, it’s you’re in there to challenge yourself,” says Tuttle. “And that’s going to be the perfect opportunity when they swim kids (with times) that they haven’t seen yet this year so I’m expecting, in these next couple meets, that we’re going to see two, three second drops in times and we’re going to see even more state qualifiers.” In the team’s win last Friday at East Hartford, although the Hornets presented a tough match-up, everyone continued to show their ability to perform at a high level no matter what practice time or preparation was involved. “They swam up and gave us a challenge as well,” Tuttle said of East Hartford. He said the victory was, “a combination of talent and just work in the pool.” One standout individual performance was from Vlad Kiveliyk in the 500-free, who swam a time that was just about five seconds from a state-qualifying swim.

Boys Swimming SHS 97, East Hartford 86 Southington took a number of firsts to take home the victory, improving to 6-1-1 on the season. Double winners were Mike Smigelski in the 200-IM (2:09.48) and 100-fly (56.61) and Colin Magaro in the 50-free (24.18) and the 100free (53.39). Other firsts came from Vladislav Kiveliyk in the 500-free (5:45.34), Ryan Connors in diving (163.80), Jesse Cooney in the 100-back (1:03.72) and Bryan Adie in the 100-breast (1:18.34). Relay victories came from Cooney, Adie, Smigelski and Joe Taglia in the 200-medley relay (1:57.55), Taglia, Adie, Niels Thomsen and Magaro in the 200-free relay (1:42.89) and Cooney, Magaro, Kiveliyk and Smigelski in the 400-free (3:42.16), although they were exhibition. “An outstanding swimmer today was Vlad. He dropped 10 more seconds in his 500 time and swam great so I might put him in that again and see if he can’t drop another 10,” Tuttle said. The most impressive characteristic of this team shone through against East Hartford. With the meet clinched, the team still proceeded to swim hard and the 400-free relay team, swimming exhibition, put up its best time of the season. Tuttle said that’s what his group is all about. “We tell them and Colin

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(Magaro) tells them and Niels (Thomsen) tells them, that they swim not only for themselves, but they swim for the team and each time they get into that pool, they have to be putting up numbers that not only themselves will be proud of, but the team will be proud of as well,” Tuttle said, accentuating the fact that it’s not about where you place, but about swimming your best. “It doesn’t matter what the score is, it’s going to be 110 percent all the time.” Magaro and Thomsen, both captains, play critical roles and first-year coach Tuttle is more than happy to have them as vocal leaders. “They get in their heads and they want to push [the team] and now [the team] wants to push themselves and I can’t ask for anything more than that,” explained Tuttle. You can contact Mike at mguerrera@southingtoncitizen.com

Southington sports blog

Sports are 24/7 in Southington and to keep up with everything going on, check out the new Southington Citizen Sports Blog and Twitter account. Just visit www.southingtoncitizen.com and click on the sports blog link on the home page. There you’ll find sports editor Michael Guerrera’s thoughts on events – Southington and worldwide, as well as breaking news, live Blue Knight score updates via Twitter and more. It’s also your chance to leave comments, suggestions, complaints, etc. and get involved. Visit today.


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Bottle Drive

Blue Knight swimming and diving bottle drive set for Feb. 12 has been cancelled.

Football camp

D.J. Hernandez, head coach of the Southington football team, will hold a weekly camp in February for prospective football players in grades three to eight, teaching the fundamentals and techniques to achieve success. The camp is called the Blue Knights Game Plan Youth Football Camp. It is designed to give the participating athletes “a great deal of instruction while participating in competitive and exciting drills.” Most exciting for the attendees is that Aaron Hernandez, D.J.’s younger brother and tight end for the New England Patriots, will speak on one of the dates. There is limited space and the first 100 campers will be taken on a first-come, firstserved basis. The dates are as follows: Sundays, Feb. 13, 20 and 27. It will be one hour

each week, from 11 a.m. to noon and will take place in the Southington High gym. You can participate in all four sessions for a set fee, participate in a single session, or participate in multiple single sessions. Dayof registration on each Sunday will be at 10:30 a.m. in the Southington High cafeteria, which is adjacent to the gymnasium. Participants will also receive a free camp tshirt. To register or for more information regarding camp fees or other questions, contact D.J. Hernandez at (860) 628-3229, ext. 260, or via email at dennis.hernandez3411@southingtonfootball.com.

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anced. Conard beat Simsbury [Thursday] by nine, lost to Farmington the night before, or a couple nights before and was only down by six to Northwest Catholic. Anybody can play with anybody I told them and we came out with some intensity and bottom line, we have to make our shots,â&#x20AC;? Forgione relayed. Emotions were at a peak before the game as five seniors, all key contributors to the team in one form or the other, were honored. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have five great seniors and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to miss them very much,â&#x20AC;? Forgione said of his group. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ask for five better seniors, I really couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t.â&#x20AC;? The quintet includes starters Mirela Sawicka, Mariah Berry and Tori Munson, as well as role player Katelyn Kujawski and team manager and constant supporter, Emily Sherwill. In Sherwillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s case, her sto-

The Southington Citizen â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Friday, February 11, 2011 ry is an interesting one because skill-wise, she can suit up for varsity, but she ran into some medical issues that forced her to miss the entire winter season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s done everything weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve asked for, but she just canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t (play) because of her concussions during volleyball, (she) wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cleared to play so sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a manager, been a leader, but just another great role model.â&#x20AC;? In his first year, this group of five has meant a little more to Forgione because theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve made a new job, a new school and a new team seem like one heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been coaching for years and he made it a point to express his gratitude. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They truly are great kids. They do the right things on and off the court; Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d go down with them anytime, win or loss, these types of kids. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had not one discipline issue; weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had not one issue between players. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve supported each other, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve helped each other; we talk all the time after

tough losses, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not going to quit, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to get better, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to come back and they do that every day so I have to give them all the credit in the world,â&#x20AC;? Forgione said of his seniors. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re great kids and great examples of what high school athletes should be.â&#x20AC;? The girls finish their season Monday against New Britain and then will have a couple weeks off until state tournament time. The Central Connecticut Conference tournament is only including eight teams out of the 32 and in that case, Southington has been eliminated.

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Chapman makes it official

Citizen photo by Michael Guerrera

Jordan Chapman, joined by family and friends, signs his National Letter of Intent during a press conference last Friday, making his decision to play football at Fordham University in the fall official. For more on Chapmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s signing, including a video interview with the future Ram, visit www.southingtonsports.blogspot.com.

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Youth Sports Results DePaolo Middle School Girls Basketball Jan. 28 DePaolo 48, DAG (Wallingford) 43 DePaolo (3-5) – Jess Berry, 14 points, Diana Verderame, 12 points and Kaitlyn Paterson, 9 points. Feb. 4 (Pink Zone Night)

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UConn women The UConn women will be playing Georgetown in Washington D.C. on Feb. 26 at 3 p.m. The Southington Parks and Recreation Department will hold a trip to this game. This trip is for February 26 and 27. There’s a cost. Included in this price is round trip deluxe motor coach transportation, one-night Westin Tyson’s Corner, one-full American breakfast buffet, game ticket, Washington D.C. highlights. A tour director will accompany this trip. Departure for all trips is at the commuter parking lot across from Sliders Restaurant and the Alzheimer’s Center in Plantsville on Route 10. Payment is due at time of registration. If payment is mailed in, it must be received within five business days of registration to hold your reservation. All recreation trips are non-smoking and no alcoholic beverages are allowed on bus. No refunds will be given unless the trip is canceled by the department or the department can sell the ticket. For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (860) 276-6219.

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Parent info series Feb. 17 On Thursday, Feb. 17, “The Importance of Self-Esteem and Your Child” will be the topic of Southington Youth Services. This informal workshop will address the importance of your child’s self-esteem and how to encourage their individuality. All programs are held at Southington Youth Services, 93 Main St., and run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is free. Space is limited. For more information or to register, call (860) 276-6281. Programs are for Southington residents only.

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Village Green Nursery School, located at 37 Main Street, Southington, offers morning and afternoon 3year-old and 4-year-old programs. For more information, visit the website www.vgns.org or call Nan Sheridan at (860) 628-6958.

Parents can also schedule appointments to visit the classroom and observe the program.

Dean’s lists Thomas P. Meehan, of Southington, and Katelyn J. Ouimet, of Plantsville, were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2010 semester at Colby College, Waterville, Maine. Meehan is a member of the Class of 2012 and is majoring in psychology with a neuroscience concentration. He is the son of Thomas and Rachel Meehan, of Southington. Ouimet is a member of the Class of 2011 and is majoring in philosophy. She is the daughter of Thomas and Jeanne Ouimet, of Plantsville. Michelle O’Hala, of Southington, was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2010 semester at Springfield College, Springfield, Mass. She is a fourth-year student whose major field of study is applied exercise science.

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Southington High School Monday, Feb. 14 Penne pasta or breadstick dunkers with meat sauce, green beans, orange Tuesday, Feb. 15 Chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, wheat bread, tiedye cake Wednesday, Feb. 16 General Tso’s tangerine chicken, vegetable fried rice, oriental veggies, pineapple Thursday, Feb. 17 Big Daddy’s pizza or fried dough with sauce, garden salad, fruit Friday, Feb. 18 Popcorn chicken, macaroni and cheese, corn, wheat bread, pudding, fruit DePaolo and Kennedy middle schools Monday, Feb. 14 Hamburger or cheeseburger or veggie burger, sweet potato puffs, corn, grapes Tuesday, Feb. 15 Chicken nuggets, dips, seasoned noodles, carrots, wheat bread, pineapple

Wednesday, Feb. 16 Mozzarella sticks, sauce, green beans, Italian bread, orange Thursday, Feb. 17 Big Daddy’s pizza with sauce, veggie, mixed fruit Friday, Feb. 18 Breadstick dunkers, meat sauce, steamed broccoli, fruit Southington elementary schools Monday, Feb. 14 Chicken nuggets, dips, seasoned noodles, peas, wheat bread, apple Tuesday, Feb. 15 Mozzarella sticks, sauce, green beans, Italian bread, pineapple Wednesday, Feb. 16 Hamburger, cheeseburger, wheat roll, sweet potato puffs, corn, pears Thursday, Feb. 17 Stuffed crust pizza, veggie, pineapple Friday, Feb. 18 Breadstick dunkers, meat sauce, mixed vegetables, fruit

Obituaries Anna Kania Anna (Romajas) Kania, 96, of Marion, died peacefully Feb. 2, 2011. She was the wife of the late Edward Kania. She was born in Waterbury, daughter of the late Vincent and Anna (Macionis) Romajas. She was a Marion resident for most of her life. She did her part during World War II, working at Scoville Manufacturing Co., Waterbury. A devoted member of St. Aloysius Church, she enjoyed singing in the choir for many years. She spent hours in her flower gardens and took great pride in her sewing projects for her family and her home. She traveled throughout the United States and Europe with her beloved sister, Rosie, and also enjoyed golfing, bowling, driving to Foxwoods, and bingo. We admired her kind and gentle way and loved when she shared her sound, practical advice and her bits of wisdom. We will miss her cute sense of humor and her loving presence in our lives. A sweet and wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she is survived by her daughter, Dorothy K. Duksa, her granddaughter, Diana Duksa Kurz and her husband, James, her grandson, Matthew R. Duksa Jr., and his wife, Lisa, all of Newington; four great-grandchildren, James Kurz Jr. and his fiancee, Felicity Acca, Kristy Kurz, Johanna Duksa and her fiance Brett Ameche, and Jacqueline Duksa; her sister, Pauline Gedraitis and her husband, Frank, of Marion; sisters-in-law, Jane Romajas, Kathryn Bakula and Esther Derynioski, all of Southington; and many nieces and nephews and their families, including her thoughtful niece, Pat Puskas and her husband, Ron, of Plantsville. She was predeceased by her son-in-law, Matthew R. Duksa Sr.; brother, Frank Romajas; and sisters, Victoria Paige, Rose Romajas and Stephanie Valentine. We

would like to thank the staff at Southington Care Center for taking such great care of Anna throughout her stay. The funeral was held Feb. 5, 2011, at Burritt Hill Funeral Home, New Britain, followed by a Mass at St. Aloysius Church, Plantsville. Burial was in St. Thomas Cemetery, Southington. Memorial donations may be made to St. Aloysius Church, 254 Burritt St., Plantsville, CT 06479.

Helen Davich Helen (Smyka) Davich, 96, died peacefully on Feb. 2, 2011, at The Hospital of Central Connecticut at Bradley Memorial. She was the beloved wife of the late John Devich for nearly 40 years. She was born Sept. 21, 1914, in New Britain, to the late Andrew and Josephine (Mulka) Smyka. She was a lifelong Southington resident. She worked as a nurses’ aide for 18 years at the former Woodmere in Southington. She was a loyal parishioner of the Immaculate Conception Church, an active member of the Immaculata Women’s Club, Holy Rosary Society, St. Cecile Choir, P.N.A. and the Calendar House. She also enjoyed spending time with the seniors at the YMCA. Keeping busy for others made her a happy person. She crocheted until her fingers could do no more and gave away all that she made. Sharing a meal was always important, even if it was all that she had. It satisfied her to see others smile in her presence. Simple things were her pleasure, a foot-long hot dog or a drive to see the leaves, it made no difference. She was always happy. She is survived by her daughter, Carol Volpe, of Southington; her son, Robert Devich, and his wife, Susan, of Virginia; her granddaughter, Andrea Smith and her husband, Scott, of Southington; her grandson, Jonathan Devich and his wife, Paula,

of Arizona; her great-granddaughter, Allison Sargunas, of Meriden; and many nieces and nephews. She held dear her lifelong friends, Stanley and Amelia Albrycht, of Plantsville. She was predeceased by two sisters, Genevieve Wirsul and Eleanor Filipowski; and one brother, Walter Smyka. A Mass was held Feb. 7, 2011, at Immaculate Conception Church, Plantsville. Burial followed in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Southington. Plantsville Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

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Mary L. Anderson, 99, of Southington, died Jan. 30, 2011, at The Hospital of Central Connecticut at Bradley Memorial. She was the wife of the late Lester Anderson. She was born March 18, 1911, in Penobscot, Maine, to the late Leon and Lucy Leach. She had a home in OxBow, Maine, surrounded by the acres of a potato farm for more than 60 years. She taught second grade for many years in Ashland, Maine. Two of her many interests were travel and painting. She is survived by her daughter, Connie Rand, of Southington; six grandchildren, David Rand, of Rocky Hill, Robin Rand and his wife, Adelia, of Plantsville, Karla Amaral, of Fall River, Mass., Bradford Amaral and his wife, Sherry Amaral, of Westport, Mass., Douglas Amaral, of North Dartmouth, Mass., and Michael Amaral and his wife, Lorraine, of Windmere, Fla.; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Sally Amaral, and her son, Gregory Amaral. A memorial service was held Feb. 5, 2011, at Plantsville Funeral Home, Plantsville. A graveside service is planned for next summer. Memorial donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 659 Tower Ave., Hartford, CT 06112 or the American Diabetes Association, 2080 Silas Deane Highway, Rocky Hill, 06067.


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SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE The Southington Public School System is accepting bids for Standard Life Skills/Food Service Supplies 2011-BID-09. Bids may be obtained online at www.SouthingtonSchools.org Purchasing Department then Bids and RFPs. Sealed bids are due on or before 2:30 p.m. EST, March 1, 2011 at which time they will be opened publicly. SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE Southington Planning & Zoning Commission Notice of Public Hearing The Southington Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Council Chambers, Second Floor, 75 Main Street, Southington, Connecticut, for the following applications: A. Aquifer Protection Regulation Revision (ARA #1) B. Michele Haman, special permit use application for parent/grandparent apartment, 236 Frost Street (SPU #493) Dated at Southington, Connecticut this 31st day of January, 2011 Mary F. Savage-Dunham, AICP Town Planner

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SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE The Southington Public School System is accepting bids for Magazine Subscriptions 2011-BID-11. Bids may be obtained online at www.SouthingtonSchools.org Purchasing Department then Bids and RFPs. Sealed bids are due on or before 2:30 p.m. EST, March 1, 2011 at which time they will be opened publicly.

LOST & FOUND

FOUND CAT Very friendly male Maine Coon looking cat found in the Westbrook Road area of Plantsville. Please call Angie 860-628-3159.

AUTOMOBILES

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

AUTOMOBILES

IT’S Your lucky day! I’ll get rid of those junk vehicles in your yard & pay you too! Free towing, Free Pickup! (203) 631-0800 or (203) 630-2510 ROBERTS CHRYSLER DODGE Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles. 120 So. Broad St, Meriden, CT 203-235-1111 TO BE SOLD AT DEALER AUCTION on FEB 17, 2011 2003 AUDI WAULT64B73N007325 Statewide Auto Auction 1756 No. Broad St, Meriden, CT DEALERS ONLY VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2.0T 2006, silver, exc condition, auto/tip-tronic, black leather inter., alloy rims, brand new tires, power windows, locks, seat, exc. traction control, Auto hold option, mp3 player, front/ rear airbags front/ rear side impact air bags, factory transferable warranty good till 2012 or 72,000 miles, car has 60k. mostly, if not all, highway miles. $13,000. Call Doug (860) 209-0468 before 8 p.m. VW Jetta 1997 AT, $2550 Honda Civic 2004 82K, $5650 Chevy Blazer 2001 4wd $3750 Saab 1996 Clean, $1850. Chevy Malibu 2003 Clean $2950 Call 203-213-1142

BOXER PUPPIES Ready to go! Comes w/papers & 1st set of shots, deworming. Call 860-538-9108 BULLDOGS, Boxers, Chihuahuas, Pekingese, Schnoodles, Yorkie, Minpin, Chow, Bugg, Buggle, Poodle Mix. $250+.

860-930-4001 GERMAN SHEPHERD Puppies, top quality. 100% working lines. Shots, dewormed, tattoed. AKC reg. Guaranteed. $1300. For more info 860-655-0889 SERIOUS INQUIRIES PLEASE! HORSE LOVERS EXCEPTIONAL riding opportunity in exchange for 6-8 hours per week. AM and PM time needed. Call: 203272-6593 or 203-213-8833

MOBILE PET VET: Let the vet come to you! Veterinarian and technician provide wellness care for dogs and cats in your home. Flexible scheduling, senior discounts. (203)584-1210 SNOW Bengal kittens. Gorgeous, adorable & very friendly. 8wks old, $300/ea. Call 203600-4601

CONSTRUCTION EQUIP & TOOLS BOBCAT Skidsteer Model 743, diesel, very nice condition. $7800. Call 203-996-2057

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES

Appliance Repairs

Free Towing! FINANCE Buy Here Pay Here Financing! Down pymts as low as $588 plus tax & reg, low weekly pymts, no finance charge, or credit check cars under $3000. Call 203-5305905, Cheap Auto Rental LLC.

WANTED: Paying cash for junk motorcycles, cars & trucks, dead or alive. Free pickup/towing. 203-631-0800 or 203-630-2510.

SOFA - Beige brownish, good condition. Entertainment center, oak. $350 for both. Call (203) 376-6088

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE POKEMON & YUGIOH CARDS Approx. 500 cards. Selling all of them for $1,500 or best offer. Call Eugene 203-715-2569 SAMSUNG Microwave Cube. Great condition. Very clean. $25 or best offer. Philips Senseo Coffee Maker - 10 Cup. New, box unopened. $50 or best offer. (203) 237-1554 ST. John’s Cemetery, Wlfd. 1-4, lot 178, section 9. 4 for price of 3 including endowed care. $3500. Call 1-321-783-6539

1, 2 OR 3 ITEMS OR AN ESTATE

$$$ CA$H $$$ Estate sale service provided. Seeking: Antiques, Meridenmade items, lamps, paintings. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025 Always Buying Everything Old or Collectible. Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 S. Orchard St. Wallingford. 203-284-3786 or 203-269-4975

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

203-235-8431

SEASONED firewood, pickup or local delivery. Cut & split. Approx 16-18in. $200/cord; $125/half cord. 203-294-1775. www.lavignestreeservicellc.com

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH

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

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS

FITNESS Equipment For sale, new and used. Treadmills, Ellitical, Bikes, Free Weights, Multistations. 203-288-0407

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

GUITAR/BASS LESSONS At SherStudios All styles & levels for fun or career from 25 year exp’d Hartt grad and recording artist Jamie Sherwood. Call (860) 793-0669 www.jamiesherwood.com

Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome

Will Deliver

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

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

CONDOMINIUMS FOR RENT

203-238-3499

203-284-8986 BEAUTIFUL Style furniture & accessories. Espresso table & 6 chairs; chests; end tables, rugs & more! Downsizing. If you like traditional contemporary, Call (203) 440-0079 all calls answered. DINING ROOM-Oval Table 6078”, 6 chairs w/ cane back and upholstered seat. China cabinet w/2 glass doors and light, storage below. Walnut colored. $500 Call 203-284-1647

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

APARTMENTS FOR RENT BERLIN Lake Dr 2BR Twnhse. Attached gar. On cul-de-sac. Access to Rt 15., I 84, I91. 1.5 baths, WD hkup, $1000+sec. No pets. Avail 4/1 Call 203-272-1263

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

Piano Lessons Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves.

The Jewish Childrens Fund

WANTED TO BUY

WANTED TO BUY

AFFORDABLE CASH And/Or Tax deduction for your vehicle. Call

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT

AUTOMOBILES WANTED

1-800-527-3863

Whether you’ve lost a ring, wallet or a Cocker Spaniel, a Marketplace ad can help track it.

PETS & LIVESTOCK

MERIDEN- 2BR TH, quiet, clean . 1 1/2 bath, AC, sec. sys. Hookups. Appls. W/W carpet. Deck. No pets or smoking. Sec dep. $980 + utils. 203-269-9755

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

L & E PROPERTY Management offers Meriden - 3 BR apts From $895 + sec. & utils. Avail. Immed. 203-938-3789 MER 1BR, 1st fl, 4 lrg rms, heat, HW, elec incd. W. Side, refrig, stove, washer, dryer incld. $230/wkly+sec. Call 203-6303823 12pm-8pm MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. East Side, 2nd flr Studio, $758/mo+ sec. 1BR, 3rd fl, $845/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm 203630-3823 or Meridenrooms.com MERIDEN - 2 BR Hubbard Park area. Central Air/Heat. 775 W. Main St. $895/mo. + utilities. No pets. Call Chino 203-440-3483 or 203-296-4975 MERIDEN - 2BR, New appliances. Hardwood floors. Off st parking. No smoking/pets. Heat & HW included. $900/mo. (203) 444-5722 MERIDEN - 3BR 1st floor, LR, kitchen, washer/dryer hookup, off street parking. No dogs. Prescott St. $950. 203-9967379 Jack Regan Realty MERIDEN -11 Camp Street 3BR, 3rd flr. $900/mo + security. Fresh paint, new flooring. Utilities not included. Off-street parking. Call 860-209-0646 MERIDEN -Newly Remodeled ● 2 & 3BR, Sherman Ave. ● 3+ BR, Franklin St. Off street parking, WD hookups, Hardwood floors. (203) 634-6550 MERIDEN 1 BEDROOM $750 incl. heat, hot water & cooking gas. Feel at home in pleasant 3 rm w/full bath. Small pet ok. 38 Lincoln St. (203) 440-4789

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Friday, February 11, 2011 — The Southington Citizen Looking for the perfect new home for your Mother, Father, Aunt, Friend or Yourself?…….

You Found It! S a g e Po n d P l a c e

APARTMENTS FOR RENT SOUTHINGTON - 4 rm apt, centrally located, off st. parking. $725/mo. No utilities, no pets. Call (860) 919-7418 SOUTHINGTON-For Rent-5Rm apt, 2nd flr. Avail 3/1. $700/mo +1mo sec. 860-621-4123 SOUTHINGTON. 3 BR, 1 bth, stove, refrig, W/D incl, 2nd fl. $1100/mo. Lg walkup attic, (860) 919-4231. No pets.

SUMMER BROOK APTS

Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

Brand New Beautiful 1 Bedroom Apartments in Berlin For Active Adults 55 and better

Only $950 Heat, Hot and Cold Water Included Central air! Intercom system! Fully applianced kitchens On-site laundry! with frost free refrigerator, Library with computer range with self cleaning oven, workstation! dishwasher, garbage disposal! Ample on-site parking! Community room with fireplace Picnic area with grill! and full service kitchen! 24-hr. maintenance! Secure three-story building with elevators!

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(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 1, 2, 3 & 4BR Apts West Side - Recently Renovated Starting at $500. Off street parking. No pets. Security & refs. Call Lisa 203-935-6612 MERIDEN 1BR, Spacious 1st flr apt., stove & refrigerator incl. Recently remodeled. Off st. parking. $680 plus utilities & security. (203) 272-5936 MERIDEN 2BR, 3rd flr. Offstreet-parking. No pets. $775 per month, plus 2 month securuity. Utils not included. Credit check. Call Tom 203-772-2227 MERIDEN 3 BR Clean, 1st floor. Stove & refrigerator included. WD hookup. Private yard, full basement. Small pets at discretion of landlord. 136 Bunker Ave. $980 per month. Section 8 approved. 203-671-3112 MERIDEN MOVE IN SPECIAL Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841 MERIDEN- 1BR & 2BR apt for rent. Quiet location. $675 & $750. 2 car parking, laundry facility. Section 8 approved. Call (203) 812-0921 MERIDEN- FULLY FURNISHED 1BR, LR, kit., prvt bath $675/mo. Lease & sec dep req’ d. No pets. 203-238-9772 MERIDEN-1BR, 3Rms, 1st flr, recently remodeled, W/D hkups. Porch. $700+sec. No pets. Call 203-235-5353 MERIDEN-1BRS. All appliances & hot water incl 2 mo. sec.. No pets. Coin op laundry. 1095 Old Colony Rd. Showings 9-11 am. 203-581-3620 MERIDEN-1BRS. All appliances & hot water incl 2 mo. sec.. No pets. Coin op laundry. 1095 Old Colony Rd. Showings 9-11 am. 203-581-3620

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN-2BR, 1st flr, 5Rms (Newton St) $800/mo.+gas heat & elec utils. 1mo sec dep No pets/smoking. W/D hkup 203-237-5680 leave message MERIDEN-2BR, nice size 3rd flr apt, $750/mo incl. new refrig., new stove, freshly painted, w/d hookup. No pets, utils or smoking. 1 yr lease, credit chk & refs req. Sec & 1st mo. rent. 203608-8348 MERIDEN-FRESHLY PAINTED 1 BR. Quiet house. Hot water included. Off street parking. 60 Pleasant Street, 2nd Floor. $700. 203-668-6066. MERIDEN-Spacious 2BR, 2nd flr, W/D hkup, near Hubbard Park, hdwd fl, french drs, C/Air, lg yd. $875/mo+utils. Avail 3/1. Pets ok. Call 860-276-9664 MERIDEN. Newly remodeled 2BR, 1st flr, appls included, off st parking avail, quiet street. 48 Elliot St. No pets. $800/Mo. 203-918-6758 MERIDEN: 1BR: $625/mo. BROAD ST. Close to Wallingford line. On site parking/laundry. New windows. Attractive brick property. Spacious unit/ample closet space. Utilities NOT included. (914) 3473208 MOVE IN SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $750/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Prvt balcony. 1 month free rent. Call for info 203-639-4868 PLANTSVILLE Mansion -1BR Apartment. New appls. Pergo floors. Porch. Inexpensive utils. Big yard. $750. Reduced winter rent. Small pet Ok. 203-910-4349 SOUTHINGTON - 1 1/2 RM Efficiency, near I-84 $135/wk. Incld heat & HW, A/C, appl’s. Sec dep & refs req 860-620-0025

Recently Remodeled 1BR - $725, 2 BR - $850-$875, 3BR - $1050 Incl. heat, HW, off st parking Income Guidelines Apply Applications can be obtained at 35CC Darling St. Southington 860-621-1700 EHO Financed by CHFA Creative Management & Realty Co., Inc. WALLINGFORD - 2BR $900 monthly plus 1st month security. Utilities not included. No pets. Call (203) 284-8071 WALLINGFORD - Beautiful location! North Main St. Remodeled 5 rooms, hdwd flrs, new appls, w/ attic space. 2nd flr. Smoke free. $1200. Sec. & refs. 203-269-7671 WALLINGFORD 1st flr, 1BR $750+sec. 162 S Colony St. No utils. No pets. Good credit. Call 203-553-5555 WALLINGFORD 2 Lg 1 BR apts for rent. Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, WD hookups, hdwd floors, off st parking. North Main Street location. $975. 203-641-3182 WALLINGFORD 2BR 1BA townhouse apt. Near town center, YMCA, Doolittle Park. LR/DR combo. $925. Pets neg. Call 203-641-7010 WALLINGFORD-1BR inclds heat & HW. Lease & security. No pets. $795/mo. Call 203265-7101 JJ Bennett Realty WALLINGFORD-3BR, 1st Floor Hdwd fls, newly renovated, new windows. WD hkup. Off st parking. $1250 + sec. No pets. Credit ck. Avail Now! Sec 8 approved. 203-535-1162 or 203-996-1418

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770 WLFD-2BR townhouse, large condo, w/garage & basement. W/D hkups. New windows & carpets. Good loc. Call 203-8489233 or 203-265-1520

ROOMS FOR RENT CHESHIRE-Located on mini farm. Off-st-parking. Kitchen privileges. No smoking/drugs. $480/month. (475) 201-8894 MERIDEN $100 per week. Fully furnished BR, Kit & LR. All utils & cable TV incld. Washer & dryer on site. No drugs or alcohol. Please Call 203-537-6284 MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or www.Meridenrooms.com

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

WANTED TO RENT WANTED Studio Apt for a clean, non smoking, non drinking sr citizen. Only hope is that there is a W/D hookup. Robert 203-265-2666 or 203-393-8931

CARPENTRY FINE Work Home Improvement Offers carpentry work, snow removal, gutter cleaning. (860) 349-6597 CT #00558904 ADDITIONS, Decks, Garages, Finish bsmt, Window & door replacement. Repairs of all types. Complete Home Improvement. Free est. 203-238-1449 # 578107 www.marceljcharpentier.com

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

ELECTRICAL SERVICE BMP, LLC Residential/commercial electrical work. Free estimates. No job too small. Fully ins. CT#0197516 203-848-9598

HOME IMPROVEMENTS CRISTAL Clean Inc. Spec. in water damage, painting & contracting. 24yrs exp. Reasonable rates. #0548410 (203)235-3099

HOUSE CLEANING POLISH/English speaking woman to clean house w/care. 2nd cleaning 50% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. 860-538-4885 YOUR HOME or office will be sparkling clean. Free estimate. Good references. Insured. 10 yrs of exp. Call (203) 815-6630 CLEANING SERVICE We’ll clean your house or office with a sparkle. Ask about Free Cleaning for New Clients. Polish /English speaking. Bonded, ins. Free est. Anna (860) 505-7720

JUNK REMOVAL

NORTHEASTERN COMMUNICATIONS & Electrical LLC. Network Solutions, Service Upgrade, Renovation & Addition Wiring. Free estimates. Call (203) 671-2504

T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC

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

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

KITCHEN & BATH REMODELING

C&M CONSTRUCTION

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

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

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

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

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

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FIDERIO & SONS Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrms, additions. 203-237-0350. CT Reg. #516790 SNOW REMOVAL Call John (203) 715-9200 ROOF SHOVELING Leaks and structural repairs. Free estimates. 203-238-1449 # 578107 www.marceljcharpentier.com

CONCERNED ABOUT ROOF COLLAPSE DUE TO SNOW LOAD. Let the Pro’s remove it! Emer roof repair & snow rem. Lic & ins. 203-623-4749

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GUTTERS

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

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All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service

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PLUMBING

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

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SNOW PLOWING

ROOF SNOW REMOVAL Amenta Builders. Fully ins. Most residential roofs cleared for $500 or less. Call for free est. 860-833-3051 ROOFTOP SNOW REMOVAL Immediate response. Call Harry (203) 631-8810 ROOFS SHOVELED Good rates, licensed and insured. 203-314-7413. SNOW BLOWING Sidewalks and Driveways. Snow removal from roofs. Call Joel 203-530-1375 SNOW REMOVAL from roofs, garages, businesses, etc. Crew of two or more men available within 24 hours. Fully bonded and insured. Free estimates available. Please call (203) 671-5077 for service. SNOW & Ice removed by steam. Call Hamden Painting LLC, 203627-1131 SALT - $130/Yard. Sand/salt 7:2 DOT mix, $65 per yard, picked up. 100% magnesium chloride icemelt - Safest for concrete! $16/50lb. bag. Pallets prices avail. 24/7. 203-238-9846 BILL RUDOLPH Large piles of snow moved. Reasonable price. 203-237-9577

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, February 11, 2011 HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED EDUCATION

SEEKING 4 or 5 Room House or 1st Fl Apartment. Have section 8. Quiet, clean, with one cat, trained. Call (203) 238-9756

STORES & OFFICES FOR RENT MERIDEN-Excellent location on 31 Broad St. 576 sq. ft. Heat, HW, A/C. Ample parking in rear. Call 203-237-8000 or 860989-4209 MERIDEN. West Side 900 sq. ft. store front with full basement in strip mall. $850/mo. Call 203-238-1770

HOUSES FOR SALE

WALLINGFORD 2BR 1 bath Cape Cod on East Side of town. HW flrs, updated kit cherry cabinets, updated bath, newer windows, gas heat, HW. $259,900. Al Criscuolo 203-265-5618

CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE

MERIDEN $118,000 Must see to appreciate this great condo 2nd fl unit. Features pergo fls in LR & office area, ceramic tile in DR & kit w/oak cabs, 2 built-in AC units, heated secure gar w/remote, sec sys. HOA inc: heat & hot water. Call Annemarie 203235-3300

MERIDEN Spring Village Phase 2. New 1726 SF. Townhouse w/3BR, 2.5BA, huge LR, 2 car gar, trek deck. Starts at $220,000. Galleria RE Call 203-671-2223.

MYRTLE BEACH, SC 1st floor, ground level, ranch, 2BR, 2 bath, furnished! On Island Green Golf Course. Pool, large fitness room. Only $88,000. Call 203-271-3172

BUSINESS & INVESTMENT PROP. WLFD $54,000 a year for prime pad site on busy RT 5 in Wlfd. Enjoy the heavy traffic just down the road from McDonalds. Property is level. Perfect for 3500 sq. ft. restaurant. Call today! Brian 203-265-5618

AUTO DETAILER Looking for an experienced reliable detailer. Excellent benefits. Apply in person - Zoel’s Body & Auto Center, 19 Hall Ave, Meriden. AUTO MECHANICS needed Full time. Salary based on experience. Full benefits package. Apply in person only. Portland Transmission 25 Silver St, Portland 860-342-4273 AUTO PARTS Counter person. Parts counter experience required for busy NAPA store. Potential to earn over $40K, profit sharing & health benefits. Call Don 203-272-3704, weekdays AM only. BURR/BUFF/POLISHER: Removes burrs, flash, cracks and other obvious or marked defects and polish forgings to produce a smooth surface using air powered burring and polishing tools and operate a pedestal style type buffing jack with endless sanding belt or grinding wheel. Visually inspect parts to insure acceptable work. Please send resumes to: Human Resources, Consolidated Industries 677 Mixville Road Cheshire, CT 06410 fax: 203-272-5672 Email: Jstarrs@consolindustries.com Resumes only/no phone calls or walk-in. CDI Head Start Serving the City of Meriden, CT Vacancy Notice CDI HS Serving the City of Meriden, CT is currently seeking applicants for the following position: Family Advocate: This position supports and assists families through a case management model. This position also assists with the completion of the child health requirements and other required screenings and assessments. The minimum requirement is an Assocdiate’s degree in Social Work /Services or Human Services or related human services field. Bilingual preferred. Starting salary is $28,712. Applications and copies of job descriptions may be obtained by calling 203-238-9166 or coming by the CDI HS Office at 398 Liberty St., Meriden, CT. Closing date for expecting applications will be Friday February 11, 2011. CDI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

CNC MACHINISTSAPS Technology, Wallingford. Set up & operate Mazak mills and lathes. Exp. with tight geometric tolerances, interpreting blueprints and working independently req'd. Will use a variety of hand/machine tools and measuring instruments. 1st and 2nd shift available. Apply by Mail: APS-HR, 7 Laser Lane, Wallingford, CT 06492 or e-mail: careers@aps-tech.com or online: www.aps-tech.com. Driver

DRIVER Fedex Ground Contractor needs CDL Class A with double and hazmat. 1 yr exp. Clean motor vehicle. PT - $500, Full Time $900 & Up. Home every day. Call Willie 203-410-2752

ELECTRONICS ASSEMBLERS & TECHNICIANS Assemble, test, troubleshoot and repair electromechanical devices to written and verbal specifications. Soldering, wiring and harnessing experience req'd. 1st and 2nd shift available. Apply by mail: APS Technology-HR, 7 Laser Ln, Wallingford, CT 06492 or e-mail: careers@aps-tech.com or online: www.aps-tech.com ETCH ROOM OPERATOR: Performs various routine operations to clean forgings after forging or heat treating operations to remove oil grease, dirt-prepatory to inspection operations. Use electronic hoist to dip parts though sequence of caustic soda, nitric acid, chromic acid, and other solutions and rinses. Visually check work to ensure cleanliness. Dip smaller parts by hand in hand baskets and rewash parts after burring or buffing as required. As required, etch titanium parts inn hydroflouric acid, nitric acid and water solution to reduce size of parts. Please send resumes to: Human Resources Consolidated Industries 677 Mixville Rd, Cheshire, CT 06410 Fax: 203-272-5672 Email: Jstarrs@consolindustries.com Resumes only/no phone calls or walk-in. FULL-TIME Helper wanted for a reputable home improvement/roofing contractor. Driver’s license & transportation a must. Exp a plus but not req’d. Good pay. Dan 203-265-4674 HOST/HOSTESS-Exp PT host/hostess for busy fine dining restaurant in Wlfd. Wkdays or Wkends. Email resume to michaelstrattoria@att.net

Open Dohr Open House = Free Training Open Dohr’s recruiting participants ages 18-21 for free training, ie: Pharmacy Tech, Human & Social Services, Customer Service, Sexual Assault Crisis Counselors. ATTENTION Juniors & Seniors in High School - We want you, too! Do you ever find yourself missing out on school? Are you living in the moment? Having difficulty figuring out life after high school? If you answered yes, this program is for you. Come join us for our open house February 23, 2011 9am4:30 pm. Breakfast & lunch provided. See you there! 169 Colony St., Meriden, CT Or for information call 203-235-9297 ext 128

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KITCHEN Help needed. FT/PT Experience Necessary. Se habla espanol. 203-996-1959 MAINTENANCE TECH w/2-5 yrs exper ASAP for entry-level pos at fast paced Meriden wire manufacturer; repair & maintain equipmt; hardworking & reliable; must have own car; $14-17/hr to start +ben w/great growth opp; fax 203237-2701 or email cpetersen@ accelinternational.com

CLOSING DATE: Feb 25, 2011 4:00 p.m. TO APPLY: Call Job Opportunities Line at 203-250-2411. Leave your name, address and the EXACT title of the position for which you are applying and an application will be mailed to you. EOE

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SALES REP (30 hour position) We need an outgoing, self motivated P/T sales rep to call on local companies to help them build their business through advertising with our many media options. This is an entry level position, 30 hour work week.

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CHESHIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS Ideal position for anyone looking for extra income. Must be willing to work on an as needed basis. Looking for substitute teachers for all grade levels. Ability to apply common sense and follow written and oral instructions. Ability to relate to students, staff and public in a courteous manner.

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TO APPLY: Call Job Opportunities Line at 203-250-2411. Leave your name, complete address, and an application will be mailed to you. You may also pick up an application at:

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Please email resume to: hcianciullo@ record-journal.com or mail to Record-Journal Heather Cianciullo Business Development Sales Manager 11 Crown Street Meriden, CT 06450

PYLE TRANSPORT needs OWNER OPERATORS Class-A CDL & Tandem Axle Tractor Req. Regional Truckload Carrier Home Weekends $1.68 p/mile fleet avg. Steady year round work Call Larry 888-477-0020 ext 7 www.aduieplye.com

PART-TIME SALES: Commission only part-time sales position for the Greater Meriden Chamber of Commerce. Join our team in helping the chamber grow in 2011 with membership and non-dues revenue sales. Self motivated individual, flexible hours. Please send resume and cover letter by Feb. 18, 2011 to: 3 Colony St., Suite 301 Meriden, CT 06451 or email info@meridenchamber.com

Exciting opportunity for individuals who possesses excellent interpersonal skills, high energy level, creativity and the ability to work with all levels of students. Must demonstrate ability to teach all levels of mathematics. Must be able to implement use of the TI-82/83 graphing calculator in all math classes. The successful candidate should possess the ability to create a positive, enthusiastic, dynamic classroom atmosphere implementing cooperative learning and participation in math projects, along with the ability to work with department members in developing and implementing curriculum. Connecticut Teaching Certificate or the ability to qualify, with appropriate endorsement(s), and expertise in appropriate curriculum. (Certificate #029)

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CHESHIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS MIDDLE SCHOOL LONG TERM SUBSTITUTE MATH TEACHER MARCH 23 - JUNE 2011

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PART-TIME MAINTENANCE Zoel’s Body & Auto Center is looking for a dependable person w/a good driving record to keep the office & shop area clean including light landscaping duties. Call for appt 203-237-6464

PCF, Inc. is seeking Delivery Service Providers for newspaper home delivery. 7 days a week. 2-3 hours daily, starting around 2:30am. $400-500/biweekly. Routes in Hamden, Cheshire, Meriden, and Wallingford. Must be 18+. Valid Driver's License and reliable car w/insurance required. Drivers are Independently Contracted.

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SUBSTITUTE INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANTS Ideal position for anyone looking for extra income. Must be willing to work on an as needed basis. Looking for substitutes for all types of student assistance ranging from study hall to individual needs. Ability to relate to students, staff and public in a courteous manner. For application please contact: Call 203-250-2416 or you may pick one up at Cheshire Public Schools Human Resource Dept. 29 Main Street Cheshire, CT 06410 HELP WANTED PART TIME - Fuel Oil Delivery Driver. On-call basis. Must have CDL w/airbrakes, tanker & hazmat endorsements. Must have fuel delivery experience. $18/hr. Call 860-747-5412

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Production We are looking for candidates who are willing to work rotating shifts which would require working both day and night shifts in a drug free environment. Most positions in our steel plant require moderate to heavy lifting and can be physically demanding including working in extreme temperatures. We offer competitive pay and benefits including Health Insurance and 401K Plan. Individuals interested in learning more about Nucor Steel Connecticut should register at http://www.nucor.com/opportunity and enter NSCTP2. Individuals who register should be prepared to complete a brief questionnaire. Previous registrants will need to take the questionnaire again to be considered. The registration period ends February 14, 2011. Responses to the questionnaire will determine who receives an instructional letter regarding scheduled testing. Each individual should submit only one questionnaire related to this job posting. Nucor Steel Connecticut does not accept unsolicited resumes. No phone calls please. Nucor is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

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SHEET METAL Lay-out for Engineering Department. Exp in auto-cad or Solidworks helpful. Apply at Specialty Metal Fabrication, 235 Cheshire Road, South Meriden TELLER - P/T, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 21.5 hours. Apply at www.nebankct.com or call 203-265-1223

HELP WANTED SNOW SHOVELERS Southington area. Transportation required. (860) 628-5191 WANTED: CABLE TECHNICIANS NEW YEAR, NEW JOB! NY and CT - Experienced Techs triple play qualified/own truck - earn up to $3000K in Bonuses! Call to see if you qualify for our training program! Omni Engineering 203-647-6510

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Skilled Maintenance Mechanic This full-time evening shift position (3pm-11:30pm) is responsible for maintaining hospital building systems and equipment, including problem identification and repair/replacement of defective parts. REQUIREMENTS: High School Diploma, certificate from college or technical school. Trade license strongly preferred. Must be available for overtime and other shifts, as required; must participate on snow removal team during winter months; must possess valid CT driver’s license to operate hospital vehicles. Gaylord Hospital is a not-for-profit long-term acute care hospital specializing in the treatment of medically complex patients, rehabilitation and sleep medicine Comprehensive salary and benefit package.

Per Diem Materials Handlers This per diem position assures that all supplies and equipment are received and distributed properly. The incumbent monitors appropriate levels of supplies, prepares packages for shipping, assists in sterilization of equipment, and completes all necessary documentation. REQUIREMENTS: High School Diploma or GED, and 1-3 years’ related experience. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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