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Volume 7, Number 11

Friday, March 12, 2010

Mount Southington welcomes a new kind of daring By Zachary Janowski The Southington Citizen

Twenty-two-year-old Alex Snow has the right name for the day spent skiing on Mount Southington, but it’s an opportunity he doesn’t get very often. Snow, of Newtown, is blind. He came to Mount Southington with Leaps of Faith, a nonprofit that trains water skiers with disabilities based in Sandy Hook, and the New England Handicapped Sports Association from Newbury, N.H. “It’s a great experience,” Snow said after the first half of his ski outing.

A Leaps of Faith skier passes by in a blur. He said he doesn’t much remember the time he skied as a young child, but he does have 11 years of water skiing to compare the experience to. “For one thing, water ski-

ing you’re going a lot faster,” he explained. “I don’t know which one I like better.” “Probably the most challenging is remembering I’m not water skiing,” he added,

saying a water skier leans differently than a snow skier. Snow said skiing isn’t that difficult for a blind person. “A lot of it is just about feel,” he said. “You ski like everyone else, but you rely on other senses to assist you.” Joel Zeisler is the head coach of Leaps of Faith. He said he had been a competitive water skier for years when a random person called in 1992 to ask if he could learn how to go over a jump on water skis. “By the way,” Zeisler re-

called the man saying, “I forgot to tell you I’m totally blind.” Ziesler said that was the beginning of Leaps of Faith, which expanded from helping the visually impaired in 2000 to helping the disabled water ski, too. “Joel provides water skiing for our members,” said Tom Kersey, executive director of NEHSA. He said NEHSA wanted to reciprocate. “That was the beginning

See Skiing, page 13

A road runs through it

Photo by Joan Estra

Stuart Estra walks in the distance to showcase the road built through Panthorn Park to allow the town to build sewers to service Lagana Avenue and Roseanna Road. “I didn’t know they were going to build a highway through the park,” Estra said. According to town officials, the town will plant new trees once the project is complete.

Citizen photos by Zachary Janowski

Alex Snow, 22, of Newtown, completes a run at Mount Southington. Snow, who is blind, came to Southington with Leaps of Faith, a nonprofit that trains handicapped water skiers, for its first try at the slopes.


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Zoning subcommittee wants to identify hurdles, stumbling blocks By Zachary Janowski The Southington Citizen

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Paris in Plantsville By Leo DeBarba Special to The Citizen

The harsh economy has brought many issues to families and businesses across America. Local and small businesses are struggling to survive and thrive in a dwindling economy where families find less and less opportunities to enjoy expensive luxuries. Even large chain industries are feeling the hardships, with branches across America being closed and shut down as their business slows. Some, like Circuit City, are forced to close completely. However, not everyone is afraid to begin their own business in this economic climate. Paris in Plantsville will be opening soon in the center of Plantsville with hopes of providing artistic values and skills to people of all ages. Even as other businesses fight to stay alive, Steve Rand and Sean Michanczeyk cre-

ated the art gallery with high hopes and optimistic spirits. According to Steve Rand, the art gallery is already expected as a big hit among town residents, as well as people outside of the area. “The art gallery and studio is community oriented where we will have open calls, classes for adults and children,” said Rand. “There will be a lot of artistic exposure to the town and we’ll focus on the fine arts as well as contemporary works. We’re all into all kinds of art from any kind of artist. Many people have already signed up, so we’ve already recruited a large following of people, but we’re going to try to keep the traffic moving. So far, we have already seen about 300 people visit us in order to get involved. Ideally we want to expand outside of Southington, but the Plantsville renovations brought us here. It’s a good central location where we can secure a solid foothold. But even in this

tough economy, you have to be optimistic. Even if you fail, it’s worth going for. We’re young and have fresh blood for the art scene, but we’ve got enough experience and definitely know what we’re doing.” Sean Michanczeyk, once a Plantsville resident and cofounder and owner of Paris in Plantsville, is also very excited to begin his explorations in the artistic community of Southington. “We’ve been doing art shows and demonstrations for years,” said Michanczeyk. “We started doing this in school in Hartford and it just became a natural progression.” However, adults are not the only ones who will benefit from the gallery. According to Michanczeyk, children will also find entertainment and learn artistic values at the gallery’s classes. “We’ll be doing lessons for

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, March 12, 2010

Longtime executive takes charge of local hospital By Zachary Janowski The Southington Citizen

The hospital board of directors has n a m e d Clarence Silvia president and chief executive officer of The Hospital of Central Connecticut and Silvia president of the Central Connecticut Health Alliance, the hospital’s parent organization, effective immediately. Silvia, 54, most recently was senior vice president and chief operating officer for CCHA and the hospital. Prior to this, Silvia was president and CEO of Bradley Memorial Hospital, a post he assumed in 1993, after serv-

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The Southington Library, 255 Main St., will host a free program to recognize “Express Yourself at the Library” month with Caricature artist, Judy Tourangeau, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 20. This program is open to adults and children of all ages. The day of the program, volunteers will be asked to put their name in a pot for possible selection as a model for a caricature. Tourangeau, a self-taught caricaturist also a formally educated graphic designer, has always loved to draw people in particular and has a knack for capturing a flattering resemblance. As a natural extension of her talent for portraiture, she has developed a unique

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John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville recently announced its January students of the month. Teachers nominated these students for their academic improvement or performance, exemplary citizenship or participation in extra curricular activities. Sixth-grade students of the month are Sana Khan, Katherine Peccerillo and Michael Ruszczyk. Sana, the daughter of Samina Tanveer and Tanveer Khan, is a pleasure to have in class. Polite, courteous and hardworking, she is dedicated to her academics. An honor roll student, Sana includes painting, singing, and reading among her outside interests. The daughter of Joseph and Diane Peccerillo, Katherine is a self-motivated student. In class she is helpful and conscientious, a pleasure for all. She is a member of the environmental club, the band and the honor roll. Katherine plays recreational and travel soft-

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ball, volunteers as a Unico worker at the Italian Festival, participates in her church’s youth ministry and assists as an altar server. She also enjoys skiing and piano lessons. Michael is the son of Joseph and Danielle Ruszczyk. A thoroughly prepared worker who goes

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Students Continued from page 14 the month are Alyson Baribault, Lauren Durand, Tia Jones and Amanda Perriello. Alyson, the daughter of Michael and Beth Baribault, is a pleasure to have in class. She always gives her best effort and gets along with everyone. A member of the honor roll and the softball team, she is on the town’s swim team and the Southington Lightning softball team. Alyson also volunteers as a babysitter. Lauren, an eighth grade Unified Arts student of the month, is the daughter of Mark and Maria Durand. Eager to learn and helpful to other students, she demonstrates exceptional computer skills and uses her creativity to produce excellent work. Lauren is a member of the honor roll, the National Junior Honor Society, Peer Advocates, the chorus and the soccer team. She plays town and travel soccer, volunteers as a caroler for the elderly, as a writer of Santa letters to kids and as a babysitter. Lauren is also ac-

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Honor Roll Continued from page 16

William Lefkovich, Alexander Martin, Amanda Mastroianni, Zachary Maxwell, Carissa Mirando, Alexa Mitchell, Sarah Mongillo, Valerie Murphy, Kayla Nati, Natalie Nyerick, Scott Perretta, Amanda Perriello, Matthew Pestillo, Andrew Petracca, Joseph Petruzzi, Victoria Plante, Samantha Potter, Jonathan Rauch, Dylan Roach, Jamie Robertson, Erika Rusczek, Gianni Sabino, Bushra Saqab, Kylie Sarantides, Julie Saucier, Nicholas Siarkowski, Steven Sica, Kala Slade, Anthony Smith, Silvana Tellerico, Alexander Thomas, Zoe Tyz, Amanda Vollaro, Stephanie Whelan, Lianna Wodzicki, Samantha Zgombick Sixth grade, second honors (All A’s and B’s with one grade of C and S allowed) Robert Albrecht, Hailee Aldi, Leandro Antonio Alejandro, Kaitlyn Anderson, Erin Angelillo, Dominic Annunziata, Ciara Backus, Alicia Badorek, Jesse Bellemare, Jake Bentz, Joseph Bernetti, Thomas Birmingham, Brandon Birmingham, Christopher Borkowski, Christine Brilla, Ryan Burrill, Nicolas Caiaze, Angelo Calandra, Jacob Chasse, Courtney Christino, Matthew Cianciolo, Hannah Comparone, Hayley Crafts, Olivia Cranney, Con-

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Southington Chamber of Commerce announces award winners for 2010 The Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce has announced the names of its annual business awards recipients. The Riccio Brothers Business Person of the year will be presented to co-recipients Dean Michanczyk and Mark Lovley. The two men were nominated for their economic involvement in the downtown section of Plantsville. Michanczyk is the owner of Dean’s Stove & Spa and is constructing a full service restaurant in the center of Plantsville. Lovley heads Lovley Development that recently built Clock Tower Square and has purchased several buildings in Plantsville that are slated for renovations. The two men are also involved in planning for the proposed Plantsville Renaissance. The Gail DePaolo Commu-

nity Service award will go to Rachel Wache, president of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary. Wache has been instrumental in raising awareness for community services in town and has spearheaded collections for troops serving overseas. The Ann Hauver employee of the year award will go to Debi Albaitis, board of education employee and secretary to the school superintendent. Albaitis has served in her position for the past 10 years and was nominated by Superintendent Joseph Erardi. The Chamber selected four recipients for its public service awards that are based on 15 years or more serving on town boards or commissions. Receiving the awards will be Joe LaPorte, chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals for the past

10 years and an 18-year ZBA member; Edward Kuklinski, who has served on the ZBA for 16 years, missing only six meetings; Phil Wooding for his 18 years of service on the Police Commission and Library board; and Bob Cusano for his service on the town council, library board and head of the town’s historical society. Six beautification awards will be presented to The Orchards of Southington for its new rock garden and fountain; All-Pro Collision in Plantsville for renovating a former gas station and body shop; 409 Canal St. for its renovations of the former Clark

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On Holy Thursday, April 1, at 7 p.m., Faith Baptist Church of Southington, 243 Laning St., will host a representative from Chosen People Ministries who will give a presentation, “Messiah in the Passover,� which will look at Christ being foretold in the Passover event. The public is invited. Faith Baptists Church will hold a Resurrection Service Sunday, April 4, at 8 a.m. There will be a continental

breakfast at 9 a.m. and an Easter worship service at 10 a.m.

2010 Lenten Series in Plantsville Plantsville Congregational Church will present a light-hearted examination of Old Testament Bible stories during its 2010 Lenten series. The Wednesday-evening programs will start with dinner at 6:15 p.m., followed by a retelling of the stories in mod-

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ern, soap-opera style and discussion at 7 p.m. The topics will be: “How I Met Your Mother,� “Desperate Housewives� of Genesis, “West Wing� in Israel and “Survivor.� The public is invited to attend all the programs. RSVP to the church office at (860) 628-5595 to attend the dinner.

Pasta Fagioli St. Thomas School will host pasta fagioli suppers on Fridays during Lent from 5

to 7:30 p.m. Meals include pasta fagioli, salad, Italian bread and dessert. There is a cost to attend. Proceeds benefit St. Thomas School.

Lenten noonday services Lenten noonday worship services will be offered at noon each Wednesday during Lent, Feb. 17 to March 31, in the Barnes Memorial Chapel at The First Congregational Church of Southington, located oppo-

site the Town Green at 37 Main St. Each Wednesday, the public is invited to join the congregation at First Congregational Church for a brief, 30-minute service of worship, followed by a Lenten Luncheon at 12:30 p.m. downstairs in Memorial Hall. There is a cost to attend the luncheon. Questions may be addressed to the office at The First Congregational Church of Southington, (860) 628-6958.

Wedding Heisler-Guest Clare Louise Guest and Stuart Angus Heisler were married on February, 6, 2010, at the groom’s parents’ home in Meriden. The Rev. Amy Johnson, of Cheshire, a friend of the bride and groom officiated. The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Guest, of Marion. The groom is the son of Mr. Hugh and Dr. Faye Heisler, of Meriden. The bride was given in marriage by her twin sons, Marek and Arthur Gordiski. The bridesmaid was Lara Foldvari, of Cheshire, a friend of the bride and groom. The flower girl was Hillary Jones, of North Carolina, cousin to the groom. The best man was Bruce Owen, of

Cheshire, friend of the bride and groom. Attendants to the groom were his children, Andrew Heisler and Elizabeth Heisler. A champagne reception for 30 followed the intimate ceremony at the home of Mr. Hugh and Dr. Faye Heisler. They honeymooned in Mystic, for the week following the wedding. The bride is a graduate of The Cheshire Academy, The City College of New York, and Le Cordon Bleu Ecole de Cuisine in London, England. She currently works as a freelance makeup artist for Lancome. The groom is a graduate of Cheshire High School and an 8 year veteran of the U.S. Navy. He served

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Stanislaw Cichy Stanislaw Cichy, 62, of New Britain, died March 6, 2010, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Poland and was the son of the late Franciszek and Stefania (Polonka) Cichy. He has lived in New Britain for most of his life and was a member of Sacred Heart Church and retired from Caval Tool Co. after 36 years of service. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, he loved hunting and fishing but his greatest joy was being with his family and friends, he will be dearly missed by all of them. He is survived by his devoted wife, Krystyna (Waszczuk) Cichy of 41

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To the editor: A pair of mature bald eagles have been spending time at Hanover Pond in South Meriden. They can be seen in the large trees on the island in the center of the pond, or in the big trees along the edge of the water. Most of the time they are just looking over the area, but every now and then you can see them in action, swooping down into the pond in search of a meal. Other times you can see them gliding on the thermal currents, floating over Hanover Pond with such ease. According to QRWA President, Ginny Chirsky, “Because of the tremendous efforts to restore the Quinnipiac River throughout the state, Hanover Pond has now become a feeding ground for

these eagles, who feed primarily on fish, small animals and water fowl. The eagles would not hang around if there was not a substantial food source, which is a result of cleaner water.” According to Mary Mushinsky, “In 2007, we celebrated the first record of bald eagles nesting on the Quinnipiac River in North Haven. They raised two young. The following year, the eagles abandoned the nest upon the start of construction for the North Haven Commons shopping mall. QRWA volunteers have participated in eagle counts in prior years, and our paddle program interns, along with local residents, have enjoyed the presence of two juvenile eagles for the past two summers at Hanover Pond.” As stewards of the environment we ask you to observe these birds from a dis-

tance so as not to disturb them. This is especially true for the nesting areas, as the eagles just want to protect and care for their young. If we respect them, their feeding and nesting areas, these eagles will hopefully consider Hanover Pond their home for a long, long time. Joanne M. Grabinski Southington

Wake up call To the editor: Over the last two years I have chosen to follow the budget process of the Southington Board of Education. I have attended budget workshops, Board of Educaiton meetings, Finance Board meetings, and Town Council meetings to see how the budget debate plays out. Every year it seems the cry goes out that this is going See Letters, page 27

Government Meetings

Monday, March 15 Board of finance budget workshop, town council chambers, 6:30 p.m. Energy committee, water department, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 16 Planning and zoning commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 17 Charter revision commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Drug task force, DePaolo Middle School, 6 p.m. Thursday, March 18 Apple Harvest Festival committee, town hall lower conference room, 6 p.m. Board of finance, town hall council chambers,

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6:30 p.m. Monday, March 22 Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 23 Housing authority, Lincoln Lewis Terrace, 7 p.m. Zoning board of appeals, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 25 Board of education, town hall council chambers, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 1 Board of water commissioners, Water Department, 605 West Queen St, 6 p.m.

Please, don’t buy it Imagine this conversation. Friend: “Thanks for the advice. I am so glad to get rid of that burJanowski den.” You: “What did you do? Did you sell your house?” Friend: “Yes, I sold my house. You were right it just didn’t make sense to have a $5,000 a month mortgage payment when I had to put $2,000 a month on my credit card.” You: “I’m glad. That sounds like a smart decision. What are you going to do now? Where are you going to live?” Friend: “Well, I bought another house. I am really excited about it. I got a great deal. The mortgage payment is only $4,000 a month so now I only have to put $1,000 a month on my credit card. Exciting, right?” Despite his attempt to cut costs, our friend here didn’t get the whole point. Most people, especially given the brutal lessons of the recent economy, would advise their friend not to go forward with this purchase, if at all possible. The federal government is in need of similarly prudent friends. The health care reform bill being pushed by President Barack Obama and Congress tries to do exactly what

our friend did with his house. The bill, or at least some versions of the bill, would take about $500 billion from Medicare savings — or reductions, depending on who you ask — and use them to pay for new spending in the health care bill. The prudence of this plan depends on whether Medicare has any extra money to spare. According to the Government Accountability Office, by 2014 almost half (45 percent) of Medicare outlays will be funded by general revenue instead of the taxes specifically for Medicare. The Medicare Hospital Insurance trust fund will run out of money 2017 and Medicare revenue will only pay for 81 percent of outlays. Medicare is not in a strong financial condition to make good on the government’s promise to seniors. Perhaps the right thing to do is to take those $500 billion in savings to make Medicare stronger. That would be a tough decision, but it would pass the prudence test. Tying that money up in new spending certainly doesn’t. I think I hear our friend coming again. Friend: “I’ve decided. I am buying a new car.” You: “What are you going to get? A Honda Civic?” Friend: “I am skipping

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Inquiring Photographer What traditions do you have for St. Patrick’s Day? Compiled by Stacey McCarthy

I go with friends to the parade in Hartford and eat corned beef. Craig Romegialli Berlin

I like the parade in New Haven and we have a corned beef dinner at St. Dominic’s Church. Thomas Theriault Southington

Typically, we go to the St. Paddy’s Day Parade in Hartford with extended family. For the past three years, we went to an after party at my sister’s house and ate beef stew and Irish Soda Bread. Carl Hyburg Wolcott

Commentary

You gotta love the Irish By Harry Kyle Special to The Citizen Well, the signs of spring are beginning to appear. The days are getting longer, the temperatures seem to be rising and small patches of green are popping up among the layers of white that used to cover the lawns. But to some of us, the most awaited and enjoyed sign of the changing season is the annual celebration of everything Irish, known as St. Patrick’s Day, which will take place Wednesday, March 17. Perhaps one of the most notable traits of the Irish way of life is their humor, usually centered on their love of “a taste of the toddy” and the situations that follow. The following compilation of Irish jokes, which came

Years ago, I would go to New York City for their parade, but now I work and am too busy. Marla Pappaceno Newington

shouted, “Pedestrians! “ for the 10th time, Paddy went over to him and said, “Is it not about time ye let the Catholics across?” — Gallagher opened the morning newspaper and was dumbfounded to read in the obituary column that he had died. He quickly phoned his best friend, Finney. “Did you see the paper?” asked Gallagher. “They say I died!” “Yes, I saw it!” replied Finney. “Where are ye callin’ from?” — An Irish priest is driving down to New York and gets stopped for speeding in Connecticut. The state trooper smells alcohol on the priest’s breath and then sees an empty wine bottle on the floor of the car. He says, “Sir, have you been drinking?” “Just water,” says the

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The office of the healthcare advocate provides important services to Connecticut’s insurance consumers By Bruce “Zeke” Zalaski Special to The Citizen

Drink green beer and ‘Irish Car Bombs.’ Amy Wojenski Southington

to me courtesy of my niece, Kathy, honors that quality. — Paddy was driving down the street in a sweat because he had an important meeting and couldn’t find a parking place. Looking up to heaven he said, “Lord take pity on me. If you find me a parking place I will go to Mass every Sunday for the rest of me life and give up me Irish whiskey!” Miraculously, a parking place appeared. Paddy looked up again and said, “Never mind, I found one.” — Paddy was in New York. He was patiently waiting and watching the traffic cop on a busy street crossing. The cop stopped the flow of traffic and shouted, “Okay, pedestrians.” Then he’d allow the traffic to pass. He’d done this several times, and Paddy still stood on the sidewalk. After the cop had

If you or any member of your family or friends have had any problems related to health insurance coverage (and who hasn’t), there is a state agency that provides some hope for people who have struggled trying to get answers from insurance companies denying you coverage or just plain unwilling to answer your questions. Dealing with large insurance companies can be a nightmare for average citizens. Getting some of them to answer the telephone with a real person is a challenge. The Office of Healthcare Advocate is worthy of your support and exists to help you. The Office of Healthcare

Advocate was established by the General Assembly in 1999 with a mission to help insurance consumers who were denied claims or were searching for answers regarding other services. It’s important to know that the services provided by the Office of Healthcare Advocate are free to state residents and those services include direct consumer advocacy with insurance companies, education, interagency coordination and a voice in the legislative process. While this is an agency that actually works for the benefit of the state’s insurance consumers, constituents will find it hard to believe the governor wanted to eliminate the office and the position of healthcare advocate held

by Kevin Lembo. We stopped the governor from getting rid of the health care advocate. Earlier this year, the General Assembly voted to keep the state’s healthcare advocate preventing the governor from eliminating the office. It was a victory for health insurance consumers who have been well served by the office. The office has a small staff and a modest $1 million budget which is covered by industry fees. The office has had a 75 percent success rate in appealing consumer complaints and more than 7,500 people have been served since 2004. Millions of dollars have been saved in insurance costs.

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March 12 Friday

Folk rock music — Tom Jimmel will perform at Jitters Coffeehouse, 1273 Queen St., Southington, 8 p.m. Friday, March 12. Pasta Fagioli — St. Thomas School will host pasta fagioli suppers on Fridays during Lent from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Meals include pasta fagioli, salad, Italian bread and dessert. There is a cost to attend. Proceeds benefit St. Thomas School. SVMFL wine tasting — WineWorks First Annual SVMFL Wine and Beer Tasting Gala in support of the Southington Valley Midget Football League will be held Friday, March 12, from 8 to 11 p.m., at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. The event will feature appetizers, dancing, raffles and the unveiling of the new SVMFL logo and tag line. The event is sponsored by the Southington South Baseball League and proceeds will benefit SVMFL. Tickets are $35 per per-

son and available at WineWorks, (860) 620-9455, Southington Athletic Shop, (860) 426-9441, or by email: tracypros@aol.com or toddverdi77@cox.net. For more information visit www.svmfl.org.

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Shamrockin’ for Kids — The Mill Foundations for Kids, Inc. is hosting its Fourth Annual Dinner Dance on March 13 at The Aqua Turf Club from 6:30 p/m. to midnight. The cost of the event is $75 per person and includes dinner, bar and dancing. The attire for the night is “Greens and Jeans.” Anyone who brings a new, unwrapped toy will get a free sleeve of raffle tickets. For information or to purchase tickets contact Jill Burleigh at (860) 628-8745 or Laurie Faye at (860) 620-9232. St. Patty’s Day dinner — Mary Our Queen Church will hold its annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner on Saturday, March 13 at 6 p.m. in the church hall on Savage Street. Menu: corned beef and cabbage,

boiled potatoes, carrots and onions, Irish Soda Bread, dessert and beverage. The cost of tickets is: $10.00 for adults, $5 for children, $30 for a family. Tickets are on sale after all masses Feb. 27 to 28 and March 6 to 7, or call Vinnie at (860) 276-0654. No tickets at door. Entertainment by the Conn. Bristol Old Tyme Fiddlers Club. Americana folk music — Kenn Morr Band will perform at Jitters Coffeehouse, 1273 Queen St., Southington, 8 p.m. Saturday, March 13. Haiti fundraiser — Dance City & Arts on West Center St. in Southington is hosting a Zumba for Haiti fundraiser on Saturday, March 13 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. There is a donation, with all proceeds going to Haiti. It will be a 90-minute dance fitness class featuring international music. No preregistration require

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Art exhibit — The General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Con-

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necticut is sponsoring its annual statewide art contest for high school seniors. A public viewing and reception will be held Sunday, March 14, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Alzheimer’s Resource Center of Connecticut, 1261 S. Main St., Plantsville.

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Monday

Coin and currency auction — There will be a coin and currency auction on Monday, March 15 at the Residence Inn, West Street, Southington. Viewing will start at 5 p.m. with auction starting at 7 p.m. There will be a free drawing and free refreshments. For more information call (860) 681-1511 or charteroakcoin@gmail.com. Italian dinner — The Unico Club of Southington will hold its Italian dinner Monday, March 15 at the St. Thomas School cafeteria, starting at 6:30 p.m. The meal will consist of pasta fasulo, antipasto, ziti and meatballs, Suffrite, roasted potatoes, salad and chicken marsala. Wine will be served with the meal. For

tickets call Mike Fasulo at (860) 276-9697, Joe LaPorte at (860) 628-2227 or any Unico member.

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Thursday

Drum show — The Drumming Circle will perform at Jitters Coffeehouse, 1273 Queen St., Southington, 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 18. Tax talks — Free tax talks at H&R Block on Queen St., Southington on March 18 at 6 p.m. featuring making work pay, first time homebuyer new credits, make sure you are getting the largest refund you’re entitled to.

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Drum show — The Drumming Circle will perform at Jitters Coffeehouse, 1273 Queen St., Southington, 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 18.

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Grand openings

Photos courtesy of Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber of Commerce hosted two recent grand openings of local businesses. Co-owner Sharon Jacques cuts ribbon at Wild2Go in the Queen Plaza on Queen Street. The store specializes in consignment and new clothing for the entire family.

The Chamber also hosted ribbon-cutting ceremony at Great Spirits Liquors on Spring Street with owner Joe Passaretti cutting the ribbon. Town officials were on hand to welcome the business owners.


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Tax talks — Free tax talks at H&R Block on Queen St., Southington on March 18 at 6 p.m. featuring making work pay, first time homebuyer new credits, make sure you are getting the largest refund you’re entitled to. Folk rock music — Derek Knott will perform at Jitters Coffeehouse, 1273 Queen St., Southington, 8 p.m. Friday, March 19. Comedy improve group Sea Tea Improv will also be there. Pasta Fagioli — St. Thomas School will host pasta fagioli suppers on Fridays during Lent from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Meals include pasta fagioli, salad, Italian bread and dessert. There is a cost to attend. Proceeds benefit St. Thomas School.

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Art auction — The Southington High School Interact Club will present its

annual art auction on March 20 in the high school cafeteria. The preview will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the auction at 6 p.m. Admission is free and all proceeds will benefit charity. Food, music, and giveaways will be provided. Acoustic performance — Eric Paradine will be performing his acoustic folk styling at the Peace Café in the First Congregational Church of Southington at 37 Main Street across from the Town Green. Rich McCarty opens for Paradine on Saturday, March 20, 7:30 p.m. — doors open at 7 p.m. Tax talks — Free tax talks at H&R Block on Queen St., Southington on March 20 at 2 p.m. featuring making work pay, first time homebuyer new credits, make sure you are getting the largest refund you’re entitled to. Benefit dance — A Southington Relay for Life benefit dance will be held on March 20 at Mary Our Queen church on 248 Savage St., Plantsville. The dance will begin at 7 p.m. and end around 11:30 p.m. There is a

cost per person for this event. Coffee and dessert will be provided. For more information, please contact Joyce McAloon at (860) 2760255, Mary DeCroce at (860) 621-6143, or Rosemary Champagne at (860) 621-0901. Music — Kilowatt and In”Greed”ients will perform at Jitters Coffeehouse, 1273 Queen St., Southington, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday,

March 20. Folk music — Christa Gniadek will perform at Jitters Coffeehouse, 1273 Queen St., Southington, 8 p.m. Saturday, March 20.

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Art auction — The

Southington High School Interact Club will present its annual art auction on March 20 in the high school cafeteria. The preview will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the auction at 6 p.m. Admission is free and all proceeds will benefit charity. Food, music, and giveaways will be provided.

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Leave Calendar House at 8 a.m. Monday, March 22. Coach travel to Atlantic City. Check in at the Tropicana Hotel & Casino. Receive two buffet vouchers, a $15 meal credit and a $20 slot play. Monday evening receive either a show ticket for Tropicana or a complimentary cocktail. Tuesday and Wednesday, days two and

three, explore the Boardwalk, go shopping or try your hand at lady luck. Check out Wednesday afternoon for an early evening return to Southington. There is a cost to participate.

Afternoon movie Mystery comes to Southington as the community enjoys the hard-boiled detective story “The Maltese Falcon,” by Dashiell Hammett. There will be a film

screening of “The Maltese Falcon” on Thursday, March 25, at 1:30 p.m. in the Calendar House Main Hall.

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Strike Out Alzheimer’s

Closings Announcements are made on WFSB Channel 3 if the Calendar House is closed due to bad weather. When closed, the nutrition program, all classes and activities are cancelled. Buses will not be on the road.

Send us your senior news: news@southingtoncitizen.com

Photo courtesy of Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter

Karen Sayers, of Southington, attends the Strike Out Alzheimer’s Bowlathon held Feb. 24 at Brunswick Super Bowl Lanes in Plantsville. The event, hosted by Arden Courts of Farmington, an Alzheimer’s assisted living facility, raised more than $800 for the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk, which is held the first weekend in October in several locations throughout the state.

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to be a tough budget season from all sides. Every year somehow the Board of Education is able to maintain the high quality of education that Southington has proudly come to be known for. I write this letter as a wake up call to those in the community that think things will always work out. This year has the potential to see the most dramatic change and some would say destruction of the Southington school system in recent memory. Many of the budget problems are not a result of what Southington is doing wrong but rather the state’s inability to fix its own budget mess which in turn short changes Southington. Then of course there are the many unfunded and under funded mandates the state imposes on the education system like in the areas of magnet schools and special education. The only way for Southington to fill in this gap from the state is to raise property taxes. Given the economic climate, it is hard to see a large

enough increase in taxes to bridge the gap. It is important if you want to be able to help shape how this budget year turns out…get informed and get involved. Attend as many budget meetings as you can, watch them on the television, or read about them in the paper. Let your elected officials know how you feel. Whichever side you are on, remember, it is our future leaders who are affected by the outcome. Dean Chasse Plantsville

Don’t get fired up To the editor: Oh for crying out loud; if the V.I.P. still making news?

Irish Continued from page 23 priest. The trooper says, “Then why do I smell wine?” The priest looks at the bottle and says, “Good Lord! He’s done it again!” —Walking into the bar, Mike said to Charlie the bartender, “Pour me a stiff one — just had another fight with the little woman.” “Oh

Please, give it a rest. There are more important things to complain about: taxes, bills, unemployment. Where is all our tax money going? Will there be enough money after we are taxed to the limit for more education, firefighters, police, new equipment, and more? As the town grows, more housing means more roads to maintain. Is your income secure? If you or your spouse loses your job will you lose your home? Will you cut down on how you go on vacation or wonder if you even can? Do you feel cheated because your lifestyle has become limited? Do you feel the pain because some how all this has happened? And all you

have on your mind is the V.I.P? This is how you vent your anger? For heaven’s sake if that’s all you’re appalled about then you have a big problem. V.I.P. is Very Intimate Pleasures. Well if that’s all I had to worry about I’ll take it. Look at what V.I.P. means; pleasure. I certainly look to intimate pleasure for how I want to feel. Of course being a hot blooded Italian helps. Pleasure takes out all your frustration building from those things I listed. Don’t let this get you all fired up; don’t go in. Just drive past the nice looking building and still think of what it was and not what you believe it is. My gosh, maybe years ago it may

yeah?” said Charlie, “And how did this one end?” “When it was over,” Mike replied, “She came to me on her hands and knees.” “Really,” said Charles, “Now that’s a switch! What did she say?” She said, “Come out from under the bed, you little chicken.” — And finally; “May you live long, die happy, and rate a mansion in heaven.”

have seemed evil but these are modern times. Things have changed since yesteryear when they used to hang witches. I plan to go to V.I.P. myself. Appalled? Me, a proud American with Italian blood in my veins? Wow, I don’t think so. But it is still news and I suppose that makes it interesting enough to sell papers. As always; live well, love much (maybe even more), and laugh often. Joe Aldieri Plantsville

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Obituaries

Joseph Brodeur

Joseph Brodeur, 85, of Southington died March 5, 2010, at home surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Rita (Champange) Brodeur for almost 30 years. He was born in Cheshire to the late Edmond and Alice (Rouleau) Brodeur and lived in Southington for many years. He who was fondly

known by many as “Indian Joe” was very proud of his Native American heritage. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II, was a member of the Knights of Columbus, an avid fisherman and hunter, and a state and northeast champion bass drummer in the Fife and Drum Corps. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, James

T. Brodeur, three daughters, April Bradbury, Sally Adamowicz and JoAnn Riemer; two sisters; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The funeral was held March 10, 2010, at the Plantsville Funeral Home, Plantsville followed by full military honors at Mary Our Queen Church, Southington. A private burial was held at St. Laurent’s Cemetery,

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Blood drives in March

There are several American Red Cross blood drives planned for March. Saturday, March 20: The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart St., 8 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 23: Bristol Hospital, Brewster Road, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 26: St. Aloysius Church, Plantsville, 11:45 a.m. to 7 p.m., in memo-

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In a recent statement, Lembo announced that his office saved consumers $2.7 million through the third quarter of this year. He said that the office saved $700,000 for consumers in the third quarter alone. Last year the office saved consumers over $5.2 million in denied claims or services by health insurance companies that were ultimately reversed in the con-

The Orchards at Southington hosts a low vision support group with facilitator Melissa Knickerbocker, OTR/L, from Southington

Care Center’s outpatient low vision program, on the last Monday of each month at 3 p.m. Learn about resources and tips for coping with low vision and receive the support of others. RSVP to Edesa Ciscar at (860) 6285656. The Orchards at Southington is located at 34 Hobart St. and is a not-forprofit member of Central Connecticut Health Alliance.

sumers favor. Lembo writes, “Our office continues to provide the most cost-effective consumer assistance on health insurance issues in the state of Connecticut.” I would agree with Lembo. A word of caution, Lembo and his staff are not miracle workers. They do their very best for insurance consumers, but they have to work within the law and whatever regulations are on the books. The debate over health-

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Swimmers hope to finish in mix and sneak into Opens By Sarah Gomes Special to The Citizen The

Southington boys swimming team finished their season 56 and going by the strength in their conference head coach Jay Dubinsky saw the number five, in terms of wins, right around where he was hoping his team would finish. The sixth win possibly could have came against Simsbury on Jan. 26 when the Blue Knights lost to Simsbury 91-89. “It was a tight meet and the last two events were tough (events) for us,” Dubinsky said. “They do have one of the best 100-yard freestylers in the state so we knew it would be tough.” Looking ahead to the

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Senior Shane Masters swims breaststroke at senior night against Northwest Catholic. Masters will be part of the relay teams in his final state meet. Class LL meet four automatic qualifiers have already been named for Southington in divers Kate Monbaron

and Ryan Connors, along with swimmers Michael Smigleski and Colin Magaro, but according to their head

coach he knows others have the possibility of being named to this qualifying list. “We are hoping to qualify three more, just hoping to get a couple more in there to get as many points as we can,” Dubinsky said. “We came in 16th place last year so we are hoping to end in the top 15 this year.” Being that swimming and diving is a more individualized sport than many, it’s hard to pinpoint a specific team to be an opposition’s biggest threat, however, it’s more reasonable to be able to pick out teams with whom a squad would be competitive with. “There are a group of teams that are always the strongest in the (Class LL) meet,” Dubinsky said. “Bristol, East Hartford and Manchester are teams we will be competitive with.”

After the Class LL meet comes the possibility of certain Blue Knights representing Southington in the State Open meet. “It is a possibility (for our athletes) to qualify for the Open,” Dubinsky said. “We are really going to have to swim it up to make that cutoff.” With the graduation of 12 seniors after 2009-10 season, Dubinsky does know down the road that numbers will be low when it comes to planning for next season, however he is optimistic with the talent he has returning. “Our numbers are down next year,” Dubinsky said. “(However) we will have a number of qualified swimmers, which speaks volumes for our underclassmen.” The Class LL meet will be March 11 for divers and March 17 for swimmers.

Knox happy with second place finish at Opens, all focus on New Englands By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen Going into last weekend’s State Open, the Lady Knights girl gymnasts were feeling confident. They had just beaten New Milford to win Class Ls and were looking to repeat that performance at the Open. The main difference this time was the meet was in New Milford. Whatever the reason may be, the Green Wave were the main benefactor, taking the top spot with a score of 139.900, relegating Southington to second. “My personal opinion is that the scores were a little high and they (New Milford) were the home team, it happened the way it happened,” Knox said of the

results. “But we’re in the next round.” What Knox was talking about was the discrepancy in scores for New Milford, who was averaging a 136.142 during the year and put up a score of 136.675 at the Class L meet. In a sport measured in tenths, a score over three points better than average definitely brings up questions. “If you look at any of their other scores, it just didn’t match up,” Knox said of the New Milford discrepancy. With all that aside, Knox didn’t want to take away from his team’s performance, which he was pleased with and did say that while he wanted to win, the goal was to just make it to the New England meet. “That meet (State See Knox, page 32

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Six-person state open leaves a lot of promise for 2011 By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen Seven or eight years ago, the numbers

that the boys and girls indoor track teams put up in this year’s postseason may have been good enough to garner some of the Blue Knights as state champs, according to head coach Andy Whyte.

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This season, they were good enough to set school records, but on the larger scale, didn’t stick out as much. But that certainly didn’t dampen the spirits of the head coach, leaving him more than satisfied and happy with year in indoor track. “I was very pleased with the way the season went,” Whyte said. The six people that Southington sent to the state open were the most since Whyte has been at the helm, another positive going forward. Those six people were Pat Conaty, Brian Wilcox, Tim Brown, Tanaye White, Ravin Walters and Erin Saucier. Conaty finished the highest, nabbing fifth in the pole

vault. “Pat (Conaty’s) performance at the state open was very good, he did a foot better than he had every done before so that was a fantastic performance on his part,” Whyte said; as for his other competitors. Tim Brown (1,000-meter run) ran a good race, explained Whyte, “He’s a junior and looks like if everything goes alright, he could be one of the better people (in the state next year) so I’m really happy with his season.” Brian Wilcox, a junior who never ran indoor track, also had an impressive year. “For a first-time season, he had a great season for us,” Whyte said.

Overall, while state opens was a down meet for the team, the Blue Knights shined bright at Class LLs where they performed above expectations. “I think the LLs were a good meet for us, we set several school records that day and the rest is just kind of icing on the cake,” Whyte explained. Specifically, school records were set by a number of athletes. On the girls side, Nicole Lulevitch set a mark in the 55-meter hurdles; Tanaye White posted school bests in both the triple-jump and long jump; Erin Saucier set a

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out showing that our No. 1 ranking wasn’t a fluke,” Knox explained. “We did very well. Again, a young team, most of the girls had never been in a big open championship. But this was an opportunity for them to be on the floor with some of the better kids at the same time.” Now, with the unexpected this weekend as unknown teams throughout New England travel to Jonathan Law High in Milford, Knox knows

his team has the cards, it’s just whether they throw the right ones down. “It all depends on this week of training,” Knox explained. “If we can put together some quality work this week and get the kids feeling good, I think that we can at least compete (for the top stop).” And with a young group, it is about consistency across the board, not highlight reel performances. “At this point, what we need to do is just go in there with our game plan and try and hit six for six on the four events,” Knox said. Knox elaborated on the young group because while he hopes they come away with the State Open title, he also wants this group of girls to gain the experience now with hopes of it paying off down the road. “I expect them to take this and use this as a year of experience because I will have them, at least the freshman, which is my strongest core, the next four years and it’s important that they learn how to compete at this level,” Knox explained. But they’ll have to learn in the heat of the moment. “In other sports, freshmen are usually on the sidelines watching and the juniors and seniors carry the team,” Knox said. “In gymnastics, it’s all hands on deck.”

Senior Pat Conaty will be a key loss for the boys inContinued from page 31 door track team after finishing fifth at the State Open in pole vault with the best jump of his career at 12-06. Opens) wasn’t always a traditional team meet,” he explained. “Our goal is Class L, then New Englands, just finishing in the top two (at the Open), basically that’s it.” Southington did score well with a 137.675, asserting themselves as one of the top two in the state and readying for this weekend. “We just wanted to come

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10-win year and big three returning leaves a lot to look forward to for girls on court By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

After a first round upset over Hall to begin the Class LL tournament, the Lady Knights were shown the door by an impressive Ridgefield team for the second straight season, ending Southington’s year. Within the 42-27 defeat, 13 points came from Mariah Berry and seven from Jordyn Nappi, accounting for 20 of the 27 points, which pretty much tells the story. “I thought defensively we were tremendous,” head coach Jim DiNello said of the loss. “Offensively, we didn’t hit as many shots as we would have liked, but I think I have to give credit to Ridgefield for a lot of that; they played a really good 3-2 zone.” While the loss ended the season, it by no means left a sour taste in the mouths of a 10-12 Southington team that improved by leaps and bounds in 2009-10. “Last year, when you graduate four senior starters and you know that you’re going to be a pretty young team, you’re not really sure what’s going to happen,” DiNello said of the year’s expectations. “A lot of teams that rebuild, they’re lucky if they

win three or four games in a rebuilding year, so for us to get to where we got to at 10 wins I think is tremendous.” But the victories were really the back page story. “The biggest thing for me that I’m the most of proud of is the amount of growth that the kids showed,” DiNello explained. “For me, if you’re looking for benchmarks, if you’re looking for growth, if you want to take that Hall beat us

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school and conference record in pole vault at 10-01; the girls 4 x 200-meter relay team of Ashley Sisk, Alexa Cox, Cyndy Woolley and Madison Altweis set a school mark with a 1:55.79 at Class LLs. For the boys, Bryan McGrane’s time of 1:26.84 in the 600-meter run at the Class LL meet was a Blue Knight

The Southington Citizen — Friday, March 12, 2010 record; Wilcox posted a 4:36.45 in the 1600-meters at LLs for a school record; Ravin Walters set a Blue Knight record in the shot put at 47-feet; the 4 x 800-meter relay team of Wilcox, McGrane, Brown and Zack Albert ran a school record time of 8:27.39 at the CCC Championships. Whyte knows that while Southington is growing, so is the rest of the state when it comes to indoor track, but that doesn’t mean that the

do alright,” he said. A large group of graduating senior girls, “is going to be a tough group to replace,” explains Whyte. However, sprinter Woolley is only a freshman, so she has a lot of promise as well as sopho-

Blue Knights can’t continue to move up leaderboards each year. “We’re getting better, but so is everybody else, but I think if you get the kids enthusiastic and if they’re willing to work pretty hard, we’ll

more Rhiannon Jacobs and junior Alisha Washer, who both came on strong in the pole vault. Key girl graduates are White, Saucier, Sisk, Lulevitch and Cox. The senior group of boys had a similar impact as Conaty, McGrane, Albert, and Walters will be leaving. Though there will be two key pieces back that will play key roles. “We’ve got Tim Brown coming back and Brian Wilcox so they can get stronger and we’ll see what happens,” Whyte said of his two current junior runners. The goal at this point is to keep getting athletes to state opens, moving forward and trying to get ahead of the curve when it comes to the fast progression of track athletes in the state.

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Girls Continued from page 33 improve as the year went along and we needed to develop the program in terms of getting players that are very young valuable, varsity minutes. The double-digit number in the win column is just something to hang their hat on for this young group. “I’m happy with the fact that not only were we able to get 10 wins, get into the tournament, pull off a huge upset in the tournament, but we were able to do all of that while getting some of these very, very young players like Maeghan Chapman, Stephanie O’Keefe, Meg McLaughlin, Emily Durocher and we had a couple of other freshman dress varsity down the stretch also, experience. “Getting those young players experience and minutes and having them experience a wonderful opportunity in the state tournament; all of those things bode very, very well for the future.” One of the stars that shone brightest this season is freshman Jordyn Nappi, who scored upwards near 284 points and was “was terrific on both ends of the floor,” according to her head coach.

Yet, the most impressive thing about Nappi’s season wasn’t necessarily the numbers she was putting up, but like many of her teammates, the way she grew while putting up the gaudy statistics. “Not only did she have a tremendous first year, very natural ability, but as she started to do some of the other things that you need to do when you’re playing really great quality high school basketball against some of the best high school talent in the state; her growth level was unbelievable,” DiNello said. He then elaborated on what he believes Nappi will bring to the table over the next three seasons. “I can honestly tell you that as her next three years go, we have the potential with Jordyn to see one of the next really, really great players in Southington High School history,” he said, commending his young star. And with the 2010 season now behind them and the spring quickly approaching, DiNello will put on his golf shoes – he’s the Blue Knights’ boys golf coach – and remove his basketball ones, but the forecast for 2011 already looks like a bright one. “There’s a lot to be excited about and the biggest thing is the fact that we were able

to see such a development with our younger players and especially with Jordyn,” DiNello said. “I’m hopeful that next year we’ve got some good, solid leadership coming in and the younger players have some experience now, so I would have to say mission accomplished in terms of this year. In fact, we probably

accomplished a little more than some might think knowing what we lost last year.” The big three returning will be 2011 seniors Tori Munson and Mariah Berry along with Nappi. DiNello says that the key is for his core to do more than just come back to the team next season.

“It’s one thing to have people coming back,” he said. “It’s another thing to have people coming back better.” If the players work in the offseason and continue to grow as they did this year, when they get back on the court in November they will bring with them a lot of excitement and promise for the Lady Knights next year.

Blue Knights Scoreboard Girls Basketball No. 6 Ridgefield 42, No. 22 SHS 27 Mariah Berry had 13 points, nine rebounds and two blocks and Jordyn Nappi had seven points, three boards, three assists and three steals, but Southington could not muster enough offense as they fell in the second round of the Class LL tournament. They finished the season with an overall mark of 10-12. Boys Basketball No. 17 Torrington 69, No. 16 SHS 63 Nick Defeo led the way with 20 points, Sal Romano

posted an 18-point, 13-rebound double-double and Tyler Dube had 10 points, five boards and five assists, but Southington couldn’t hold off a furious threepoint attack by Torrington (8-for-13 from three) as they lost, finishing the season at 14-7. Gymnastics State Open: 2nd — 137.675 The Southington girls finished 2.225 points behind New Milford (139.900), the same team they beat just a week earlier in Class Ls. For the Knights, Cassidy Chamberland was tops in the

vault at 8.925, Olivia Morrell was tops on bars at 8.925, Katelyn Hyde had an 8.750 for the top score on beam and she also finished tops on floor with an 8.550. In the allaround, Morrell was the top finisher at 34.525. They will compete in their final event, New England’s, this weekend.

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The Southington Jaycees, the area’s premier leadership development organization, will sponsor a fundraiser to help meet the needs of a family in need Saturday, March 13, from 5 p.m. to midnight. The Pierce Family has run into some tremendous road blocks and heartache. When their son, Jackson, was born in February 2008, he was rushed immediately to Hartford Children’s Hospital for open heart surgery. Since then he has become an active 2 year old, however is still under continuous medical care. Then, if that wasn’t enough, in July 2009, just months after Jackson’s health scare, the Pierce Family encountered yet another crisis. Greg Pierce, Jack-

the Pierce Family, make checks payable to the Pierce Family Fund, PO Box 403, Marion, CT 06444.

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The Pierce family fundraiser will be held at the Falcon’s Hall, 33 Knowles Ave. There will be food, beer, wine and soda, as well as various raffles and prizes. Music and entertainment will be provided by the Crosstown Band. There is a cost to attend. Tickets will be available at the door. To make a financial donation to

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Fifty-two scouts, siblings and parents from Cub Scout Pack 8 in Southington slept overnight at the new Connecticut Science Center in Hartford for the Super Science Overnight program. The program consisted of several activities such as an egg drop from the fourth floor and building a bridge from uncooked spaghetti. Scouts build a spaghetti bridge and show off their “egg drop contraption.”

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Entertainment Briefs cludes dinner, bar and dancing. The attire for the night is “Greens and Jeans.” Anyone who brings a new, unwrapped toy will get a free sleeve of raffle tickets. For information or to purchase tickets contact Jill Burleigh at (860) 628-8745 or Laurie Faye at (860) 620-9232.

Shamrockin’ for Kids

Named best pizza in Southington for a third year in a row

Best Pizza in Southington

44 Center Street • Southington 1149305

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

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

The Mill Foundations for Kids, Inc. is hosting its Fourth Annual Dinner Dance on March 13 at The Aqua Turf Club from 6:30 p/m. to midnight. Proceeds are used to; purchase toys for use by children receiving treatment in partnering pediatric facilities; donate to research whose goal is to eradicate various forms of pediatric illness; and fulfill specific needs to sick children as they become apparent. The cost of the event in-

SVMFL wine tasting WineWorks First Annual SVMFL Wine and Beer Tasting Gala in support of the Southington Valley Midget Football League will be held Friday, March 12, from 8 to 11

166 Queen Street, Southington, CT 06489 (860) 426-1170

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p.m., at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. The event will feature appetizers, dancing, raffles and the unveiling of the new SVMFL logo and tag line. The event is sponsored by the Southington South Baseball League and proceeds will benefit SVMFL. Tickets are available at for a fee WineWorks, (860) 620-9455, Southington Athletic Shop, (860) 426-9441, or by email: tracypros@aol.com or toddverdi77@cox.net. For more information visit www.svmfl.org.

St. Patty’s Day dinner

Mary Our Queen Church will hold its annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner on Saturday, March 13 at 6 p.m. in the church hall on Savage Street. Menu: corned beef and cabbage, boiled potatoes, carrots and onions, Irish Soda Bread, dessert and beverage. There is a cost. Tickets are on sale after all masses Feb. 27 to 28 and March 6 to 7, or call Vinnie at (860) 2760654. No tickets at door. Entertainment by the Conn. Bristol Old Tyme Fiddlers Club.

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Entertainment Briefs

Unico Club dinner

The Unico Club of Southington will hold its Italian dinner Monday, March 15 at the St. Thomas School cafeteria, starting at 6:30 p.m. The meal will consist of pasta fasulo, antipasto, ziti and meatballs, Suffrite, roasted potatoes, salad and chicken marsala. Wine will be served with the meal. For tickets call Mike Fasulo at (860) 276-9697, Joe LaPorte at (860) 628-2227 or any Unico member.

There is a donation cost per person. For more information call, (860) 621-4243.

WNBA All-Star trip The First Baptist Church of Southington is sponsoring a day trip to the WNBA AllStar game on Saturday, July

10 at the Mohegan Sun Arena. The motor coach will leave the church parking lot, 581 Meriden Ave. at 9 a.m. Following time spent at Mohegan Sun, the mall and lunch. The game will feature a unique and exciting format in which the USA Basketball Women’s National Team, coached by national figure

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Sunday, March 21, 9 am - 5 pm

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advance ticket sales that must be reserved prior to March 19. For information and registration, contact Bev at (860) 621-3024.

COUPON

Breakfast with Bunny

Sons of the American Legion 72 at 66 Main St., Southington, will host “Breakfast with the Easter Bunny” on March 28, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. The meal will feature eggs cooked to order, omelets, pancakes, bacon, sausage, hash, home fries, toast, coffee and juice.

Geno Auriemma, will compete against a team of WNBA All-Stars. See the greatest female basketball players in the world. This is

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Entertainment Briefs

Relay for Life benefit dance

A Southington Relay for Life benefit dance will be

held on March 20 at Mary Our Queen church on 248 Savage St., Plantsville. The dance will begin at 7 p.m. and end around 11:30 p.m. There is a cost per person for this

event. Coffee and dessert will be provided. For more information, please contact Joyce McAloon at (860) 276-0255, Mary DeCroce at (860) 6216143, or Rosemary Champagne at (860) 621-0901.

Interact Club auction The Southington High School Interact Club will present its annual art auction on March 20 in the high school cafeteria. The preview will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the auction at 6 p.m. Admission is free and all proceeds will benefit charity.

Dame Gillian Weir Internationally Acclaimed Concert Organist Thursday, March 18, 2010 7:30pm

Choral Society show The Choral Society is performing Alice in Wonderland as a kids show March 12 and two performances on the March 13. For more information, call (860) 747-1492.

Unico breakfast benefit The Unico Club of Southington will hold its Big Breakfast Buffet to benefit Unico charities Sunday,

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PARTY TRAYS TO GO

April 11 from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Southington Calendar House on Pleasant St. The all-you-can-eat event includes eggs, pancakes, French toast, ham, bacon, sausage, corn beef hash, hash browns, toast, bagels, muffins, coffee, tea, milk and orange juice. There is a cost for this event. Tickets are for sale at Fasulo & Albini, CPA’s, the Calendar House, from any Unico Member or by calling Dave Kanute at (860) 6215494. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

Jensen’s activity club trip

On Tuesday, April 20 the Italian Fest presents a lovely heartfelt collection of great music from an era of singers and performers that is still unmatched today. Favorites and great hit songs such as “And I love You So,” “Some Enchanted Evening” and “It’s Impossible” by Perry Como will give you chills at every rendition. Jimmy Mazz adds great songs like Andy Williams’ “Moon River,” The Four Aces,” “Love Is a Many Splendor Thing,” and Englebert Humperdinck’s “Man Without Love.” All the songs you love to hear. There is a cost that includes motor coach, driver gratuity, lunch and show. For more information call Barbara Desrosiers (860) 621-1344.

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Complimentary Passes to the advance screening of “REPO MEN” 1. Visit our Southington Office during business hours Monday from (9:00 am to 1:00 pm) to claim your passes. No phone calls. This film is rated R. Anyone under 17 years of age will not be given passes or allowed into the screening. 2. Tickets are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Signature and identification required. The Southington 3. Limit 1 (admit-two) pass or 2 (admit-one) passes per family, per month. 4. Our office is located at 40 North Main Street, Southington, CT 06489. 5. Employees of The Southington Citizen and their immediate family are not eligible. 40 North Main Street, P.O. Box 246 6. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.

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right to the top. Ferrari.” You: “How are you going to pay for it, if you don’t mind me asking?” Friend: “Not at all. It took some planning, but I figured it out. If I start saving now, in four months I will have enough money in the bank to make the payments for the rest of the year.” You: “Well, then what happens next year? When you don’t have money saved up anymore?” Friend: (Holds up credit card.) “They increased my limit.” Our imaginary friend has done it again. This is another gimmick in the health care reform proposals. There are some changes that would happen immediately if a bill is passed, but most of the benefits that cost money won’t start until 2014. However, the taxes and fees that pay for the program start right away. This is how the proposals save money in the first decade, by using ten years of revenue to pay for six years of benefits. Don’t get me wrong, Obama and Congress are well-intentioned. But I think (some) critics of the bill are well-intentioned, too. Just a few years ago, I was a young writer who couldn’t afford health insurance. I sympathize with the millions of people who lack insurance and those who otherwise live the flaws of the current system every day. As bad as it is, though, it could be worse. The current proposals would incur a lot of costs, a huge amount of costs. The federal government will spend about $800 billion more than it does now if one of these proposals passes. The goal of Obama and Congress is to provide insurance, although indirectly, to the people who don’t have it. The proposals are so complex that it is hard to identify who exactly would be the winners and the losers under the new system. When the benefits to one become costs to another, the plan may simply end up replacing one set of uninsured with another. At this price, I have to ask both our friend and our leaders, “Please, don’t buy it.” — Zachary Janowski

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1. Visit our Southington Office during business hours Monday from (9:00 am to 1:00 pm) to claim your passes. No phone calls. This film is rated R. Anyone under 17 years of age will not be given passes or allowed into the screening. 2. Tickets are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Signature and identification required. The Southington 3. Limit 1 (admit-two) pass or 2 (admit-one) passes per family, per month. 4. Our office is located at 40 North Main Street, Southington, CT 06489. 5. Employees of The Southington Citizen and their immediate family are not eligible. 40 North Main Street, P.O. Box 246 6. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.

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right to the top. Ferrari.” You: “How are you going to pay for it, if you don’t mind me asking?” Friend: “Not at all. It took some planning, but I figured it out. If I start saving now, in four months I will have enough money in the bank to make the payments for the rest of the year.” You: “Well, then what happens next year? When you don’t have money saved up anymore?” Friend: (Holds up credit card.) “They increased my limit.” Our imaginary friend has done it again. This is another gimmick in the health care reform proposals. There are some changes that would happen immediately if a bill is passed, but most of the benefits that cost money won’t start until 2014. However, the taxes and fees that pay for the program start right away. This is how the proposals save money in the first decade, by using ten years of revenue to pay for six years of benefits. Don’t get me wrong, Obama and Congress are well-intentioned. But I think (some) critics of the bill are well-intentioned, too. Just a few years ago, I was a young writer who couldn’t afford health insurance. I sympathize with the millions of people who lack insurance and those who otherwise live the flaws of the current system every day. As bad as it is, though, it could be worse. The current proposals would incur a lot of costs, a huge amount of costs. The federal government will spend about $800 billion more than it does now if one of these proposals passes. The goal of Obama and Congress is to provide insurance, although indirectly, to the people who don’t have it. The proposals are so complex that it is hard to identify who exactly would be the winners and the losers under the new system. When the benefits to one become costs to another, the plan may simply end up replacing one set of uninsured with another. At this price, I have to ask both our friend and our leaders, “Please, don’t buy it.” — Zachary Janowski

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Robert A. Kane to Beverly S. Sheridan, 17 Village Road, $96,900. Clayton R. Saucier and Bruce A. Saucier to John Steifel, property off Water Street, $220,000. Clayton R. Saucier and Bruce A. Saucier to John Steifel, property off Water Street, $195,000. Sharon M. Simeone to Kelly L. Garry, 905 Marion Ave., $200,000. US Bank National Assoc., trustee, to Kathleen M. Nagle, 314 Edgewood Circle, $205,000. Albert T. Fiorillo and Christina I. Fiorillo to Gerard W. and Mary E. Brick, 85 Ciccio Road, $370,000. Coppola Developments to Richard M. and Pauline I. Lima, unit 1-5, 2118 MeridenWaterbury Turnpike, $219,000.

Building Permits

Jonathan Basti to Maria M. Bednarz, unit 2, 697 South End Road, $209,000. Frat Enterprises to Monica Stokes, 37 Zwicks Farm Road, $182,000. Ace Building and Design to Qi Yang and Liufen Zheng, 14 Honey Lane, $160,000. Applegate Estates to Bonnie A. Curran, 738 Laning St., $395,000. Joseph Mihalak Jr. to Janice Daviault, 21 Meander Lane, $175,000. Estate of Philippe L. Martel to Mark Campochiaro, 34 Wonx Spring Road, $117,500. Jeanne M. Martel to Mark Campochiaro, 34 Wonx Spring Road, $117,500. Paul M. and Doris E. Hochstrate to Louis F. Blasi, 132-134 Liberty St., $164,000.

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SOUTHINGTON $234,900 Reduced! 14 year young home offers 3 BR, large family rm. & nice back yard. Possible in-law in LL. Needs some TLC. Erin or Gary Mancino MLS# G531725.

St. Armand’s Estates! 2 Side by side Ranches left! Granite & stainless appliances in kitchen, paver brick patio & more! $269,900. Agent/Related Eileen Lovley MLS# G544997.

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Ave., roofing, $6,000. Elizabeth Karlonas, 242 Diana Road, fill in swimming pool, $1,000. Samuel Plotkin and Assoc., 151 Queen St., remodeling, $6,000. Raymond Moniz, 260 Buckland St., roofing, $3,450. Vincenzo Testa, 26 S. Center St., remodeling, $98,000. Gregory Maloney, 1678 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, sign, $3,000.

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Road, remodeling, $2,000. Joseph Fabiano, 1414 Meriden Ave., roof, $6,000. Hann LLC, 930 MeridenWaterbury Turnpike, remodeling, $30,000. American Tower Corp., 80 Shuttle Meadow Road, antennas, $27,856. Todd Duguay, 215 Pleasant St., fireplace insert, $2,000. Andreoni, no first name given, 270 Mill St., siding, $7,000. Joan Meyers, 290 Marion

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Super Ranch....Looking for easy maint. & convenience? You’ve found it. 3 generous bdrms., 2 full updated bths. Big eat-in kitchen, LR with frplce. Beautiful 900 sq.ft. fin. base. 14x14 deck off kitch.. Cute-prvte. yd,.Newer roof & mechs. 2 car garage. $229.900. View with Derek Jutras 860 883-7091.

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Big eat-in kitchen, FP living room, wood floors, 4 good size bdrms., plus 2 full baths! Exterior updated, newer roof, siding and windows. Nice level, fenced yard tool. $189,900 . . .View with Betsy Cooney 860 966-4296.

WOW... Just a putt away from Timberlin Golf Course. 4 bdrm. Colonial. Hrdwd. flrs., LR with frpl. 2 car garage located on culde-sac $314,900. View with Barbara Warchol 860 550-5026.

March 2: Jared Plantamuro, 28, 35 Roundhill Road, disorderly conduct, 7:42 p.m. March 4: Richard E. VanValkenburg, 65, 89 Vernondale Drive, operating under suspension, 9:48 a.m. Cheryl St. Onge, 56, address unknown, second-degree failure to appear, 4:30 p.m. March 6: Paul DeRosa, 56, 165 Jude Lane, operating under suspension, 4:29 p.m. March 7: Gavin G. Gratta, 27, 253 West St., risk of injury, seconddegree threatening, disorderly conduct, 1:20 a.m. Roberto A. Tofano, 21, 4 Carter Heights, second-degree breach of peace, 5:04 p.m. Daniel N. Kraft, 36, 18 Carter Heights, second-degree breach of peace, third-degree criminal mischief, 5:04 p.m. Brian K. Kraft, 36, 68 Wilbur St., second-degree threatening, second-degree breach of peace, two counts interfering with an officer, assault on personnel, 5:30 p.m. Cody M. Plourde, 18, 68 Old Farms Road, sixth-degree larceny, 9:50 p.m. Kevin Grosky, 41, 1245 East St., disorderly conduct, 6:16 p.m. Todd J. Grosky, 42, 1245 East St., disorderly conduct, 6:16 p.m.

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SUBARU FORESTER XT 2006 SUV, AWD. 4 cylinder, 2.5 Automatic. 28 MPG Highway. 70,309 mi #S10101A $15,995 (203) 949-1104

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SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE Southington Planning & Zoning Commission Notice of Public Hearing The Southington Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on TUESDAY, MARCH 16, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Council Chambers, Second Floor, 75 Main Street, Southington, Connecticut, for the following applications: A. Recko Farm Homes, LLC, application for parent/grandparent apartment, 42 Empress Drive (SPU #481) Dated at Southington, Connecticut this 3rd day of March, 2010 Mary F. Savage-Dunham, AICP Town Planner

SUBARU IMPREZA 2.5i 2008 4 door sedan AWD. 4 cylinder, 2.5 L. Auto. 28 MPG Highway. 12,279 mi #P1627 $15,595 (203) 949-1104

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SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE Southington Planning and Zoning Commission Notice of Actions The Planning and Zoning Commission voted to take the following action at the meeting of March 2, 2010: A. Tyke Lavette, one lot resubdivision application, 169 Captain Lewis Drive (S #1272.1), approved with condition. B. C.L.&P, special permit use application to allow a second principal building for a separate office use in the industrial zone, property of Brophy Metals, 364 Old Turnpike Rd (SPU #479), approved with condition. C. Zoning Amendment, bonding procedures and requirements, Sections 9-06; 9-07.1 and 15-09 of the Zoning Regulations (ZA #552), approved, effective 15 days from date of publication D. Subdivision Regulation Amendment, bonding procedures and requirements, Sections 8-01.01; 8-01.01a; 801.02 and 11-07 of the subdivision regulations (SA #23), approved, effective 15 days from date of publication. E. Robert Lavoie, Special Permit application for parent/grandparent apartment, 86 Jubilee Drive (SPU #480), approved with conditions F. Yarde Metals, revision to location of fueling station, 45 Newell Street (SPR #1524.1), approved G. Brunetto, proposed 4,200 s.f. industrial building, 169 Captain Lewis Drive, (SPR #1534.1), approved H. Tahoe Realty, modification of previous approval, 120 West Main Street (FF #211.1), approved I. Calco Construction, subdivision modification to remove boulder, Cider Mill Estates (S #1192.1), denied Dated at Southington, CT This 3rd day of March, 2010 Mary F. Savage-Dunham Town Planner

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, March 12, 2010 SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF LEVY OF TAX WARRANT AND TAX SALE The Tax Collector of the Town of Southington, Connecticut, hereby gives Notice that, by these presents, a Tax Warrant is hereby levied on the taxpayer(s) named below for failure to pay real estate taxes due the Town of Southington, Connecticut and that a Tax Collector’s Sale has been scheduled by the Tax Collector for the sale of the real property levied in accordance with CGS 12-157 (“the Property”), as more fully described below: 1. NAME AND ADDRESS OF DELINQUENT TAXPAYER(S), Description of the Property upon which Taxes are due, Amount of Taxes due including interest and charges attributable to the property as of the last day of the month. C & R Incorporated, 80 Ridgewood Road, Southington, CT 06489 For Taxes due on Oak Street, Map 111, Lot 138, Southington, CT In the Amount of $42,268.22 Harcourt Management LLC, P.O. Box 1300, New Britain, CT and c/o James Scalise, Esq., 871 West Main Street, New Britain, CT For Taxes due on 595 Main Street, Map 075, Lot 066, Southington, CT In the Amount of $14,666.33 Joseph A. Mazzera, 51 Steuben Street, Meriden, CT, Raymond Mazzera (Deceased), and Anna Cusano, c/o Pasquale Cusano, Executor, 57 Christian Street, Wallingford, CT For Taxes due on 36 Liberty Street, Map 100, Lot 052, Southington, CT In the Amount of $10,386.48 Edward M. Meehan, Trust, 31 Woodland Drive, Southington, CT, FBO David Meehan, 31 Woodland Drive, Southington, CT, Cynthia Meehan, 600 Amherst Road, South Hadley, MA, Anthony Pulcinella, Co-Trustee, 70 Seaview Avenue, Branford, CT and Louise Gamble, Co-Trustee, 108 Elmwood Drive, Meriden, CT For Taxes due on 31 Woodland Drive, Map 056, Lot 007, Southington, CT In the Amount of $56,339.93 Giglio John Miglietta, 60 Germania Street, Southington, CT For Taxes due on 60 Germania Street, Map 087, Lot 154, Southington, CT In the Amount of $10,219.50 Giglio John Miglietta, Jr., 10 Kane Street, Southington, CT For Taxes due on 367 South End Road, Map 043, Lot 075, Southington, CT In the Amount of $29,853.50 Robert W. Mirando, 897 South Main Street, Plantsville, CT and Estate of Margaret D. Mirando, c/o Robert W. Mirando, Executor, 897 South Main Street, Plantsville, CT For Taxes due on 897 South Main Street, Map 063, Lot 113, Southington, CT In the Amount of $78,306.34 Mary Lou Riedel, 449 Prospect Street, Plantsville, CT For Taxes due on 461 Prospect Street, Map 085, Lot 097, Southington, CT In the Amount of $21,845.34 Mary Lou Riedel, 449 Prospect Street, Plantsville, CT and Estate of Christopher Riedel, c/o Mary Lou Riedel, 449 Prospect Street, Plantsville, CT For Taxes due on 457 Prospect Street, Map 085, Lot 099, Southington, CT In the Amount of $29,389.79 Jody Smith, Trustee of the Westville Trust Dated April 21, 1993, 201 Rolling Hill Drive, Fairfield, CT For Taxes due on Redstone Street, Map 193, Lot 001, Southington, CT In the Amount of $20,106.66 Mary Ann Soboleski, 216 Stonegate Road, Southington, CT For Taxes due on 216 Stonegate Road, Map 090, Lot 102, Southington, CT In the Amount of $71,050.37 Southington Hospitality Group, LLC, 999 Route 1 South, North Brunswick, NJ For Taxes due on 462 Queen Street, Map 157, Lot 011, Southington, CT In the Amount of $265,076.03 John Ward III and Lori Ward, 1166 Andrews Street, Southington, CT For Taxes due on Andrews Street, Map 149, Lot 023, Southington, CT In the Amount of $1,306.91 ADDITIONAL TAXES, INTEREST, FEE’S AND OTHER CHARGES AUTHORIZED BY LAAW ACCRUING AFTER THE LAST DAY OF THIS MONTH SHALL BE ADDED TO THE AMOUNT INDICATED AS DUE AND OWING. 2. TIME AND PLACE OF SALE: Date: May 19, 2010 Time: 7:00 pm Place: Southington Town Hall, 93 Main Street, Southington, CT 06489 Please note, the Tax Collector or Marshal may adjourn the sale in accordance with the provisions of CGS 12-157. The Property is not guaranteed buildable under current zoning regulations nor are buildings guaranteed habitable. Except as may be provided by CGS 12-157, the Property is subject to rights, restrictions, easements and covenants as of record appear, and is further subject to building lines, if established, all applicable laws, ordinances or governmental regulations or rules including but not limited to zoning regulations, Inland-Wetlands Act and regulations, State Health Code and regulations, Solid Waste Disposal Act and regulations\; and federal, state, and local laws, regulations, ordinances and rules relating to the environment. Qualified bidders at the time of the sale must have a certified check equal to or greater than 20% of the delinquency, made payable to CT State Marshal David F. Hubbs, Trustee. The balance of the Sale price shall be due within 7 days of the conclusion of the sale, payable to CT State Marshal David F. Hubbs, Trustee. Additional costs and fees associated with the sale shall be posted and announced the day of the sale. All costs and fees associated with this sale shall be deemed non-refundable to the purchaser. Inquires may be directed to: Vincent C. Messina, Auctioneer P.O. Box 6292 Wolcott, CT 06716 860-584-1085 Ext. 314 9:00am to 5:00pm Mon - Fri

PUBLIC/ LEGAL NOTICES

SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE NOTIFICATION TO BIDDERS FURNISHING AND DELIVERY OF METHANOL FOR THE SOUTHINGTON WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PLANT CONTRACT 2010-05 Sealed Bids for Furnishing and Delivery of Methanol for the Southington Water Pollution Control Plant, Contract 2010-05 will be received at the office of the Town Manager, Town Hall, 75 Main Street, Southington, Connecticut, 06489, until Thursday, March 25, 2010, at 10:00 a.m., at which place and time said Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. This work includes the furnishing and delivery of up to 20,000 gallons of Methanol to the Southington Water Pollution Control Plant located at 999 MeridenWaterbury Turnpike in Plantsville, Connecticut, for the period from April 1, 2010 to April 30, 2010. Bid Security: Certified, treasurer’s or cashier’s check or bid bond in the sum of Ten Percent (10%) of the bid. Contract Documents may be examined and obtained at the office of the Town Engineer, Town Hall, 75 Main Street, Southington, Connecticut 06489. All appropriate State of Connecticut public works employment laws are applicable. The Town of Southington reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, should the Town of Southington deem it to be in the public interest to do so. TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT Anthony J. Tranquillo, P.E. Director of Public Works/Town Engineer

AUTOMOBILES

SAAB 900S Convertible 1992 Classic. Exc. $2500 DODGE Neon 2004 AT, Air, clean $3450 TOYOTA Camry ‘99 Runs great $3950. (203) 213-1142

SUBARU LEGACY 2.5I 2008 4 door sedan AWD. 4 cylinder, 2.5 L. Auto. 26 MPG Highway. 62,690 mi #P1614A $13,995 (203) 949-1104

TOYOTA Camry 1996 Exc. 122K $3450 VOLVO S80 2003 SR, $7450 KIA Rio 2005 AT, 76K, $3950. (203) 213-1142

SUV’S HONDA PASSPORT 1998Clean & Loaded! 160K. $5000.

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(4) SLOTTED Mags w/ (4) Michelin tires. 10.000 x 16.5. $100. Call 860-919-4341

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SUBARU IMPREZA 2006 4 door sedan. 4 cylinder, 2.5 L. 5 speed manual. 26 MPG Hwy. 47,440 mi #P1625 $12,995 (203) 949-1104

2004 Dutchmen Sport bunk house 38'. "A must see", Excellent condition, fully equipped, 2 bedroom model, sleeps 8, with a large slide out. Many extras $11,500 (860) 747-8964

PETS & LIVESTOCK BOXERS, Bulldogs, Chihuahuas, Labs, Yorkies, Cane Corso, French Bulldogs, Shih-tzu, Poodle mixes. $350+ 860-930-4001


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Friday, March 12, 2010 — The Southington Citizen SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON SEWER CHARGES At its meeting on Monday, March 8, 2010, the Town Council, Town of Southington, acting as the Sewer Authority, approved the following rate schedule: (20% increase effective April 1, 2010, & 15% increase effective April 1, 2011) 1. Sewer Usage Rate is: 2010 = $3.48/100 C.F. per year 2011 = $4.00/100 C.F. per year 2. Minimum Charge is: 2010 = $34.80/yr 1000 C.F./Yr x $3.48/100 2011 = $40.00/yr 1000 C.F./Yr x $4.00/100 3. Sewer Usage charges per year for properties that are serviced by private wells: 2010 2011 Residential Rate (per person) $104.71 $120.42 Restaurant Rate (per seat) $10.02 $11.52 Industrial Rate (per FT employee) $34.39 $39.55 4. Septic Waste Charges: 2010 2011 per 1,000 gallons $138.24 $158.98 per 1,250 gallons $172.80 $198.72 per 1,500 gallons $207.36 $238.46 Dated at Southington, Connecticut, this 9th day of March, 2010. TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON John Weichsel Town Manager

HOUSES FOR RENT MERIDEN: 4BR. Spacious LR & DR. 1 1/2BA, lg. backyard, $1500 203-996-9810 + security. 2BR APT, 1st flr, hdwd flrs, eat-in kitchen. $800. 203-996-9810 SOUTHINGTON. Spacious 3 BR in quiet, private area. Pets allowed. $1100. (860) 628-8224

CONDOMINIUMS FOR RENT

MERIDEN-Crown Village, 1BR, 1st flr, heat & HW incld. Pool & laundry rm. Parking for 2 cars. $735/mo. Very good cond. Sec & refs. No pets. 203-631-1534 MERIDEN. Crown Vlg, 1 BR, heat & hw incl, storage, 2 assigned parking, new carpeting, pool, laundry facilities. $750/mo. (860) 664-9608 WLFD- Judd Square- 2BR. No pets. $950. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

Flanders West Apts Southington

Studio & 1 Bedroom Apts PETS & LIVESTOCK

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES

WANTED TO BUY

WASHER & DRYER - Barely used. Whirlpool. $500 for set. Microwave, $30. Call (203) 379-8197

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

CHICHON (Chihuahua/Bichon) Known as The Flying Nun Pups! Cute, small, adorable. 9 wks old. Great personalities! Shots. Paper trained. $395. 203-537-9429 HORSE BOARD Wallingford. Full care $450. Daily individual turn-out. Geldings only. Draft horses welcome. Looking to work off board? 203-294-9313 KING Charles Cavalier Spaniels 3 months old, ACA, 2 males, $950 each. Raised with children. 203-631-9386 OLD ENGLISH SHEEPDOG Puppies. AKC. Excellent dispositions. Ready March 21. Taking deposits. $700. Vet certified. 1st shots & wormed. 603-835-8555 STUD BOXER - 3 yrs old. 90 pounds. I have a great fawn boxer I would like to find a female dog, same kind, to breed with. I would like a puppy from the litter. Please contact 203-710-7912

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

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH

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

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

BAYONETS Swords, Helmets, Daggers, Fighting Knives, Flags, Medals, etc.

REFRIGERATORGood working condition. $100. Air Hockey table. $50. Call (203) 265-3137

SMALL freezer $50. Excellent condition. Couch & Chair. Excellent condition. $60. Call (203) 379-6035

FISHING TACKLE. Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Call Dave anytime 860-463-4359 OLD BICYCLES Don’t throw away that old bike. Hobbyman needs your help. Free pickup! Bikes will be recycled. Help save a bike! 203-494-9641 TOP CASH for all Gramma’s Costume Jewelry Stash. Honest & Fair Buyer Please Call Juls for Jewels at 860-965-2316.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS

WANTED TO BUY

Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome

1-2 ITEMS

NEVER USED Loveseat & Queen Anne Chair. Both have fabric protectant. Loveseat is blue & cream floral print. Chair is solid light blue. $350 for both. 203-237-0205

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FURNITURE & APPLIANCES MOVING: 7 Piece Bedroom Set Full bed. Dark Wood.-$150. 2 Glass End Tables & Sofa Table $50. 4 Pc Oak Entertainment Center- $150. (860) 621-3301

Buying Silverplate, Glass, Furn, music instruments, china, art, collectibles. 1 item to estate.

Silverware, China, Glass. Furniture. 50’s Items. Whole Estates.

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

MERIDEN: Two 1 BR & One 2BR Recently remodeled! New paint! Section 8 approved. No pets. 1 month security & First month rent. For more info, Call Rob - 203-535-3925

MERIDEN 2 BR, 1 st Fl. Liberty St. Recently renovated. Stove & refrig. WD hookup. Off st parking. Yard. Bsmnt storage. Sec 8 approved. $900. 203- 506-6398 MERIDEN 2 BR, 1st fl. Country setting. Large yard. Enclosed porch. Stove & Refrigerator. WD hookup. parking. $840/mo Avail 4/1. (203) 440-3868

MERIDEN 32 Cook Ave.

1 BR Apts & Studios $595 & Up Limited Time-1 mo free rent! Heat & HW incl. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 3BR, 2nd flr apt. New floors & freshly painted. $850/ mo incl. new refrig., new stove, parking & washer/dryer hookup. No pets, utilities or smoking. 1 yr lease, credit check & refs. required. Security & 1st mo. rent. (203) 608-8348 MERIDEN Huge 5 BR Apartment Freshly painted. Ready to rent! Section 8 approved. $1350/mo + security. No pets. 203-650-0479

MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. 1st fl studio, $190/wk+sec. 1BR, 1st fl, $210/wk+sec. 203-630-3823, 128pm www.meridenrooms.com MERIDEN (2) 1BR’s & (1) 2BR Recently remodeled! New paint! Section 8 approved. No pets. 1 mos sec & 1st mos rent. More info call Rob 203-535-3925 MERIDEN - 1 1/2 room apartment for rent. H/H included. Off street parking. Security. Storage. $600 monthly. Call Scott at (203)302-8760. MERIDEN - 1BR Terrific Modern E. side, secure bldg in small complex. Lg. kit, stove, fridge, DW. Deck, off st. park. $695 incl. HW. 203-284-1822 x210

SOUTHINGTON EFFICIENCY First Floor. Near The Hospital of Central Ct. Utilities not included. References & security deposit required. 860-621-2693 WALLINGFORD - 1 bedroom, hot water included, $695-$795, 203-213-6175 or 203-376-2160. WALLINGFORD - Quiet 2BR, near I-91. Ample closets. Off st. parking. W/D. No pets. $950/mo. + utils. 203-269-6297 WALLINGFORD - YMCA area. 2nd flr. 5 rms. 2BRs, including heat, appliances & garage. $1250/mo. sec. & refs. Call (203) 269-2575 WALLINGFORD 1 bedroom Apt. Judd Square. Central Air. No Pets. $725/mo. Call 203-949-1904 WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 4 Rooms, 2nd floor. No pets. With appliances. No WD hookup. $800 /month Plus $1000 security deposit. Call 203-269-3471 WALLINGFORD Choate area Beautiful Victorian Home 1 BR Apartment. Off st. parking. No smoking, no pets. $725 + security. 203-265-3092

MERIDEN- 1023 Old Colony Rd.

WALLINGFORD

2 BR - $800 & UP

LG 3 BR, 1ST Fl. Washer hookup. No smoking/pets $1100/mo + security. Call 203-284-3750

Heat & HW, Off st. parking. Limited Time - 1 mo free rent. Call 203-886-7016 HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden - Studio & 1BR apts From $650 + sec. Heat & HW incl. Avail. immed! 203-938-3789

SOUTHINGTON 1BR, 1st flr. $600/mo. 2mo sec. 5Rms, 1st flr, near Plantsville school. $950/mo. 2 mo sec. 3BR, 2nd flr, $900/mo. 2mo sec. Call 860-538-5575

MERIDEN- 2BR Apt, Crown St. $750. No utilities incl and requires. 1 mo. sec. 203-5377060

MERIDEN- 3BR apt, $950 + sec. & utils. Recently renovated. Avail. March 15. 221 Cook Ave L & E Property Management 203-938-3789 MERIDEN- 3BR TOWNHOUSE 11/2 Bath, Full Basement, Garage. WD Hookup. Cul-de-sac. $975. 2 mos sec. Credit check req’d. No pets. (203) 284-0597 MERIDEN- 4 1/2Rms. $700/mo + sec. Utils not incld. Springdale Ave. Call mornings til noon, 5pm-until 203-237-6194 MERIDEN- Nice, Spacious 1BR, appliances, parking, good location, no pets, 25 Griswold St. $795 + deposit and credit. 203238-1890

WALLINGFORD-1BR, new kit., new bath, hdwd flrs, stainless steel appls, DW, HW incl. Crown molding. New windows. $795/mo. Jonah 203-430-0340

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN Large clean room. Utils incl. No pets. No smoking. Off st parking. Pvt entrance. $135/week. 2 weeks deposit. Avail now. 203-634-1105 MERIDEN Lg Room. All utils & cable. Share kitchen & bath. Off street parking. No drugs or alcohol. $150 week & 1 week security. Refs. (203) 440-0825 MERIDEN Rooms starting @ $130 per week. Clean & safe. Lg. nicely furnished. Shared kitchen & baths, utils. incl. washer & dryer. Off st. park. 203-537-1772 MERIDEN. Room for rent, all util, share kit, bath & LR. Washer & dryer, off st parking. $125/week. 2 wks sec. (203) 605-8591

NORTH HAVEN Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV, furn’d. Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333 SOUTHINGTON - Room for rent in home. $125/week. In a good neighborhood. (860) 620-0852

STORES & OFFICES FOR RENT

NORTH HAVEN 800-1200 Sq Ft. High visibility. Close to highways. (203) 843-5767

RETAIL Store/Office for rent. 2800 SF right on West Main St., Meriden. $1595/mo. incl. heat & hot water. Avail. Immediately. Home Sweet Homes 203-938-3789

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL RENTALS WALLINGFORD-1,200 sqft bay avail in fenced in property. 20ft ceilings, 14x14 drs, bathrm, electric, heat & water. Great price! Call 203-272-4216

HOUSES FOR SALE

WALLINGFORD. Avail North Main Street Victorian. 3 RMs, 1 BR. 3rd Fl. No smoking, no pets. $750 plus utilities. 2 mos sec. Call 203-269-5973. WLFD - 2BR, 4 rms, 1st flr. Garage, yard, wd hookups. MYB school district. $825/mo. 203-284-5843 WLFD 2BR, 2nd FL. $925. Remodeled. Parking. Laundry. Dep. Ref. Credit Check. No Smoking/Pets. 203-992-7133 WLFD- 2BR, central location, laundry, no pets. Credit check. $800 + 2 mos. sec. 203-235-1381

WLFD $149,900 Large 2 family w/store front. Possible 3 family house R6 zone. Separate utilities, corner lot with some yard. Call Brian Miller 203-265-5618

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

MERIDEN - 1BR, Broad St. Near monuments. Skylight, sunken DR & kit., sunporch, very attractive & prvt w/gar. $725. 203-634-1515 or 203-213-8833.

MERIDEN-2BR, computer rm, 1st flr, east side. off-st-parking, alarm sys. $850 /mo. Section 8 approved. 203-238-1893 or 203-634-3260.

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden- 5BR, 2 bath house Completely renovated. $1425/mo + sec. & utils. 137 Willow St. Avail immed. (203) 938-3789

MERIDEN - 3 & 4BR Section 8 approved apts, 2nd flr. 1 mo. sec. + 1 mo. rent. Furnished Rooms also available. Refs, no pets. (203) 464-6273

MERIDEN $100 per week. Fully furnished BR, Kit & LR. All utils & cable TV incld. Washer & dryer on site. No drugs or alcohol. Please Call 203-379-5125

MERIDEN-5Rm Ranch 3BR, Stove, Refrg, D/W-WD ConnFenced yard. Pets considered. $1250/Mo. Refs req’d. Call (203) 605-6964

MERIDEN - Eastside 2BR apt. incl. water. No utilities, no pets. 1 1/2 mo. security. Immediate occupancy. $800. 203623-5684

MERIDEN. 1 BR., 1st floor of 2 family. Stove, fridge, washer, dryer hookup, parking, porch, Sec. system. Clean & quiet. $675 + util, Sec. & Refs. Call 203-238-2889 MERIDEN. Studio apt, $595 including heat & electric. On bus line. No pets. Call (203) 982-3042

MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. + sec or call 203-630-3823 128pm, www.Meridenrooms.com

HOUSES FOR RENT

Especially Napier 203-464-0477

MERIDEN 1 & 2 BR Apartments 657 East Main Street Call 203-630-9481

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

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MERIDEN-2BR. No pets. $800/mo + sec. Call 203-537-2909

MERIDEN - 1BR, 3 room 2nd floor, stove, refrigerator, off st. parking, sec., $700. Call 203272-3610 or 203-215-0104

203-238-3499 1 item to entire estate! Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 South Orchard St. Wallingford. Mon-Sat. 9:30-4:30. 203-284-3786 or 203-379-8731

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden - 4 BR, 2 bath, recently renovated. $1275 + sec & utilities. Avail. March 15! 203-938-3789

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

MERIDEN - Nice 1BR, 630 Broad St. $725/mo. Call 203-213-6175 or 203-815-6512

MERIDEN- 1 BR. Quiet, clean, 2nd floor apartment. Off street parking. $650 plus utilities. No pets. Call (203) 589-9666

DEE’S ANTIQUES WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

ROOMMATES SOUTH MERIDEN. Finished attic, 2 rms, 2 closets, Shared kit/ bath. $560/mo, utils inc. 860-335-8411

ROOMS FOR RENT

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


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ATTIC & BASEMENTS CLEANED

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

ATTORNEYS

Bankruptcy

HANDYPERSONS

Shamock Roofing

Free Consultation

All types of remod. 30+ yrs exp. No $$ Down. CT Reg 523804. Ins

Keep home, auto, 401k, etc. STOP FORECLOSURES IRS & “Repos” Atty F.W. Lewis 439 Main St, Yalesville 203-265-2829 “Debt Relief Agency” We help people file for relief under the bankruptcy code

203-237-4124 an LLC co. ALBERT’S HOME REPAIR Roofs, decks, windows, doors siding, flrs, sheetrock. Ins & lic. # HIC-0623837 203-592-1148

HEATING & COOLING

AFFORDABLE house or office cleaning. Free est. 15yrs exp. Refs avail. Call 203-815-0896 JENNY’S CLEANING SERVICE 30 years exp. Reasonable rates. Home or office. Refs available. 203-910-6319 POLISH woman can clean your house, office with care. 2nd cleaning 15% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. Kasia 860-538-4885

CARPENTRY CLEANING SERVICE One Time Free Cleaning for new clients only. I’ll clean your house or office with a sparkle. Polish /English speaking. Bonded, ins. Free est. Anna (860) 299-6611

J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880 REPAIRS Decks & Additions, Entry Doors, Complete Home Improvement by Carpenter. Free est. 203-238-1449 CT# 578107 www.marceljcharpentier.com

IF YOU MENTION THIS AD We clean Estates, house, office, attic, cellar, gar, yd. Snowplowing. 203-535-9817/860-575-8218

HOUSE CLEANING

DECKS CENTRAL CT HOME IMPROVEMENTS Decks, multi-family/rental property rehabs & all types of home improvements. 30 yrs exp. Lic & ins. #0673083. Call 203-213-0033

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

POPCORN CEILINGS Repair, Remove, New. HIC.0569127 Call Kevin 203-440-3279 PAINTING INTERIOR & EXTERIOR Over 25 Years Experience HIC.0569127 Call Kevin 203-440-3279

PAVING

JUNK REMOVAL AMERICAN HEATING SERVICE 24 Hour emergency service. Complete heating & AC Installation & Service. Lic & insured. Great Rates. (203) 756-5040 DON’T Freeze this WINTER! Call Duane Plumbing, heating & cooling. Annual furnace & boiler tune-ups & cleanings. Quality work. Major credit cards. Low rates. 203-3798944 #400335-S1

DUMPSTERS

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

15 yard roll-off - $350 20 yard roll-off - $450 Empire Construction, LLC 203-537-0360 www.EmpireLLC.biz

ELECTRICAL SERVICE

It's all here!

CENTRAL CT HOME IMPROVEMENTS Decks, multi-family/rental property rehabs & all types of home improvements. 30 yrs exp. Lic & ins. #0673083. Call 203-213-0033

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

PLUMBING

O’CONNOR ROOFING T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service

203-639-0231 Lic. & ins. Free est. Work performed by owner. CT Reg #602521

SMALL JOBS WELCOME

203-237-2122 FENCING

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

DOW GUTTERS Seamless gutters/leaders. GUTTER cleaning.. Free est. #612964 Steve 860 426-0045

MASONRY

Quality Work - Reasonable Rates Complete home services. Electric, plumbing, kitchens, baths, etc. (203) 376-7532 CT Reg# 616307.

HOUSE CLEANING 2 POLISH SISTERS Will clean your house. Professional, friendly. Exc. refs. Aneta’s Cleaning 860-839-5339

ROOFING ORTIZ ROOFING & SIDING Fully insured & licensed. Sr. discount. CT Reg #611774. 203-935-6213 or 203-815-6644

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

PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING PAINT PRO’S Interior/exterior painting. Powerwashing. Free estimates. (203) 537-7060

Fully license/insured. CT Reg# 577319

SERVICES OFFERED CARABETTA’S GRADER SERVICE Sweeping Division For All Your Commercial Sweeping Needs. 203-214-6247 or 860-306-9970

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

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

WALLINGFORD Immaculate 3BR Split w/LR & FP, form DR, galley kit w/breakfast bar, lower lev FR w/wet bar, 2full baths, lg deck to 27’ above grnd pool & CAIR! $305,000. Kathy 203-265-5618

MERIDEN $349,900 Price reduced. Huge ranch located on Meriden’s East Side. 3 bdrms, 3 full baths, granite, hdwd flrs., finished bsmt w/second kitchen, 2 car garage, and is located at the end of a cul-de-sac on 1.15 acres. Galleria Real Estate 203-671-2223.

Fully licensed/insured. CT Reg.# 577319

SNOW PLOWING L & E PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Snow Plowing Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg. #623250 www.landeprop.com Call Trevor (203) 938-3789

203-294-9889

Shamock Roofing

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All types of remod. 30+ yrs exp. No $$ Down. CT Reg 523804. Ins

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

203-237-4124 an LLC co

JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 26 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498

GUTTERS

Marketplace (203) 238-1953

ALLEGRO Professor Services, LLC. Lawn care, cutting, trimming, seasonal cleanups, etc. Affordable, insured, reliable. 203-687-1347

★★★★★★★★

203-639-0032

203-639-0032 DON’T Flush money down the drain, call Duane Plumbing, heating. Quality work, low rates Major credit cards accptd. 203379-8944 lic. #283401 P1

LAWN & GARDEN

CASCIO MASON Chimney Repair, Sidewalks, Walls, Brick Work, etc. CT Reg #611774. 203-935-6213

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

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

LANDSCAPING AND MORE SPRING CLEANUPS Dump Runs, Mowing, Rototilling and More. Great rates!! 860-982-5334 or 203-314-8511

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

Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrooms, additions. CARABETTA’S GRADER SERVICE Sweeping Division For All Your Commercial Sweeping Needs. 203-214-6247 or 860-306-9970

LANDSCAPING

★★★★★★★★

FIDERIO & SONS

HOME IMPROVEMENTS Roll-Off Dumpsters

Gonzalez Construction

SIDING

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

KITCHEN & BATH REMODELING

ROOFING

MERIDEN Immaculate and only 5yrs old 9rm 3BR 2BTH Col w/updtd fls, 1c gar, CAIR, fenced yard, lower level fin w/3rms, tastefully decorated, sliders in kit to deck. $289,900. Kathy 203235-3300

O’CONNOR ROOFING 203-639-0231 Lic. & ins. Free est. Work performed by owner. CT Reg #602521

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

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

MERIDEN Newer Colonial on culde-sac. Easy access to highways. HWF, 1st floor laundry and bonus rm, complete in-law in basement with own entrance. $319,900. Call Vicki 203-235-3300

TREE SERVICES LANDSCAPING AND MORE Tree Removal & much more. Shrub & hedge trimming. Give us a call - we do it all! 860-982-5334 or 203-314-8511 YARDLEY TREE SERVICE.com Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159

Empire Construction, LLC

PROF. ARBORIST #S3365 75ft bucket truck. Precise Tree CT Reg #562159. 203-272-4216

Your Professional Roofer New Roofs, Reroofs, Tearoffs We fix leaks too! 203-269-3559 CT Reg#565514 www.EmpireLLC.biz

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

MERIDEN True pride in craftsmanship! This home offers a 2story foyer, granite tile bathroom, 2nd floor laundry, 9ft ceilings & walk-out basement, ideal for in-law or home theater. $319,900 Call Vicki 203-235-3300


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Friday, March 12, 2010 — 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

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!

Call Now!

(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA HOUSES FOR SALE

SOUTHINGTON BY OWNER IN JENSEN 55+ COMMUNITY. CUSTOM 1656 SF 2 YR NEW RANCH IN MOVE-IN CONDITION WITH 3BRS, 2 FULL BATHS, SPACIOUS LR, DR, KITCHEN, C-AIR, DECK, DOUBLE CARPORT AND STORAGE. ON-SITE POOL & CLUBHOUSE. AVAIL. IMMED. 860-479-9097

CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE

CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE

WALLINGFORD Desirable first level 1 bedroom corner unit. 1.5 baths with add’l bedroom. 1586 liveable sq. ft. Upgraded SS appls, lg master BR, amp closets. Pvt wooded back yard. $195,900. Al 203-265-5618

HELP WANTED

ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE Immediate opening for an aggressive individual with strong communication skills to take charge of our credit and collections area. AR experience a must. Fax resume to 203-234-1907 www.yaleiti.com BRISTOL New to the Market! Better than move in condition! Faubulous Ranch Style end unit w/1 possibly 2 bedrooms. Wall to Wall closet space in master bedroom. Newer oak h.w. floors, newer tile in bathroom, newer carpet in spacious finished basement with lots of storage! Private deck/ wooded area. Quiet neighborhood, close to school, shopping,great for walking. 35 Ruth Street Unit 1. Call (860)967-2072 for an appointment! $134,900

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RN Supervisor 32 hrs, 3 pm-11pm Free Float - No Weekends - Full Benefits

RN, (Free Float) Supervisor and Staff Development

MEDICAL CAREERS

40 hrs, 7 am-3 pm (Monday - Friday)

Per Diem C.N.A.'s Miller Memorial Community, Meriden's choice for excellence in senior residential Healthcare services, is seeking compassionate, energetic candidates, to join our professional team. MMCI offers very competitive wages & benefits (to those eligible), incl. pension plan & non-contributory health & dental for employee, life, & disability insurances. Drug testing & criminal background check req’d. Applicants must be CT lic’d. If you are willing to go the extra mile for your patients & are truly interested in person-centered care, please apply to:

Personnel Manager Miller Memorial Community, Inc. 360 Broad St., Meriden, CT 06450 Fax 203.630.3714 or email: hfparisi@emmci.org EOE

Part-Time Nursing Supervisor Night Shift Gaylord-Connecticut’s premier long-term acute care hospital specializing in medically complex patient care, rehabilitation and sleep medicine-seeks a 24 hour/week nursing supervisor to join its multidisciplinary, collaborative patient care team. The incumbent will provide clinical supervision of patient assessment and care, evaluate nursing activities to ensure quality patient care, and participate in training activities. This position will assume the Hospital Administrator role on the night shift. REQUIREMENTS include current CT licensure, Associate degree, BSN preferred, and minimally 4 years acute care and supervisory experience. CRRN or Med/Surg certification within 2.5 years of start, ACLS completion within 6 months. RN staff positions also available. Consider Gaylord Hospital where your strong clinical skills are valued, where average patient LOS is 25 days, and where a competitive salary and benefit package is offered. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please fax resumes to: 203-284-2733; HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

ASSEMBLER Of P.C Boards, soldering & mechanical experience required. Call Power Controls (203) 284-0235

BOOKKEEPER/Secretary- Full time. Peachtree experience a plus. Health benefits available. Call (203) 238-9846

CAREGIVERS - Immediate need for LIVE-IN CAREGivers to help provide 24/7 companionship. Be part of a team that lives-in a senior’s home. Reliable car required. Must speak English. Call Home Instead Senior Care @ 860-316-2531 or visit our website www.homeinstead.com

Home Health Aides

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPS: Growing Wallingford call center currently looking for friendly & enthusiastic customer service reps to answer phones for inbound sales. All 3 shifts are available, full time and part time flexible hours, must work 1 weekend shift. Bi-lingual a plus. Please respond by email to pmorel@tacticalmarketing.net or call 203-284-6040 ext 1970. DIRECTOR OF CHILD CARE Seeking an experienced team oriented individual with a desire to positively impact our Southington Community YMCA Child Care program. Oversee 11,200 s/f Learning Center, 7 off sites, 600 children, 85 staff and $2.1 million budget. Individual must have Bachelor’s Degree related to education. Must have demonstrated ability to manage human resources, effective communication skills, be innovative and have superior management/ interpersonal skills. Working knowledge of the CT state licensing and NAEYC accreditation standards are necessary. YMCA experience preferred. $51K-$56K. By 3-19, send cover letter, resume, 5 references, and written philosophy of child care to jmyers@ southingtoncheshireymca.org. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. FT MACHINERY ASSEMBLER Worldwide manufacturer located in Wallingford has immediate openings for heavy machinery assembler. Must have 5 years previous exp. Competitive pay & excellent benefits. Send resume & hourly rate history to PO box 566, Durham, CT 06422 or email wlfdjob@comcast.net EOE

Meriden/Wallingford Area Exc hourly rate. Must have car. Call Tracy (203) 281-5500 VNS, Inc. of So CT NANNY, live-out, Exp. req. 40 hr/wk, M-F. Bckgrnd ck, ref. & CPR cert. House clean. Kids: 3 y/o & 4 mo old. 203-907-6288. PAINTING Full Time Carpenters, Painters, Subs for Residential/Commercial work. Call 800-778-9885 x 1279

RESTAURANT Bartenders, Concession, Cooks Busy Golf Course Restaurant, Opening April. Full or part time, flexible hours. Email with phone number to: dawn@pavilioncatering.com ROOFER Commercial w/5 years experience in EPDM. Must have phoneable references and pass drug test. Top Pay/Benefits. New England Masonry, 146 Sheridan Dr., Naugatuck. (203) 729-2266 AA/EOE.

Welding & Fabrication Shop Supervisor Metal fabrication job shop looking to retain a skilled leader to manage and coordinate the production of work in a fast paced environment. Must be able to read blueprints, layout, fabricate, have welding knowledge & a Min. 5 yrs. exp. in this field. The ability to determine work schedules, review & implement customer specs & procedures w/clarity. Coordinate personnel, machinery, maintenance, shipping & receiving. Communicate w/Mfg. Eng, Sales, Purchasing, essential to this challenging position. Management, organizational, & people skills necessary. Benefits, 401K. Salary commensurate w/exp. Mail resume: Welding Works, Inc. 32 New Road, Madison, CT 06443 or email: fab@weldingworks.com

Email to: jobs@gaylord.org or mail to P.O. Box 400, Wallingford, CT 06492

CNA/HHA NEW ENGLAND HOME CARE is seeking CNAs and Home Health Aides with a minimum of 6 months experience for a pediatric group home in Meriden. Previous experience in a group home with physically and emotionally challenged children preferred. All shifts available. Earn up to $12.00 per hour based on experience. Must have a current CT CNA certificate. To schedule an appointment to apply, please call:

800-286-6300 ext. 3902 or fax your resume to the HR Department 860-613-3777 or email to: employment@newenglandhomecare.com E/E/O/C/M/F/V/D Drug Screen/Criminal Background Check Required

Visit us on the web at NewEnglandHomeCare.com

HELP WANTED

ROOFER Commercial w/5 years experience in EPDM. Must have phoneable references and pass drug test. Top Pay/Benefits. New England Masonry, 146 Sheridan Dr., Naugatuck. (203) 729-2266 AA/EOE.

Van Driver (P/T) Drives minibus/van to transport individuals w/disabilities receiving services according to assigned schedule/destination. HS diploma/GED + 3-12 mos exp /training. Current CT Public Service License in good standing. Split shift (7am - 9am & 2pm4pm), Monday-Friday, 20 hrs/wk. Pay rate $11.00/hr no benefits. Apply in person: 95 Hamilton St., New Haven Fax: (203) 495-6108 hr@esginh.org EOE/AA M/F/D/V

HELP WANTED

MEDICAL BILLING ASSOCIATE Comprehensive Orthopaedics has an immediate opening for a seasoned medical billing associate. 2-3 years experience billing (IDX a plus) in physician private practice, basic spreadsheet and word processing knowledge, superb customer service skills, CPC, two years of college preferred. Spanish speaking and IDX experience a plus. Salary history, letter and resume to: employment@comcllc.com or fax 203 741-6575

Sonographers ProHealth Physicians is currently seeking full and part-time Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographers in our rapidly growing statewide group practice. Will perform assigned ultrasound exams, while delivering safe and accurate patient care. Will also have quality control and improvement duties. Must have ADRMS Certification and related ultrasound experience. We are seeking self-motivated team players with excellent organizational and patient relations skills.

Shift Supervisor Needed for our Wallingford (1145 No Colony Rd), New Haven (472 Foxon Blvd) & Middletown (955 Washington St) Goodwill Stores. Must be able to work night/weekend/holiday hours as needed. Pay rate $11/hr (comp benefits package). Please apply in person or send resume to hr@esginh.org EOE/AA - M/F/D/V

CAREER TRAINING & SCHOOLS

BARTENDING 1 or 2 week course Job Placement Assistance

203-754-6000 Bartenders Academy 663 Lakewood Rd, Wtby, CT

If you have the background and feel ready for a new challenge, please email letter and resume to: lvalliere@prohealthmd.com or fax to 860-643-9057. An Equal Opportunity Employer.

ProHealth Physicians www.prohealthmd.com

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