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The Southington

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Volume 8, Number 13

Southington’s Hometown Newspaper

Council approves transfer of funds for new parking signs By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen

Southington Town Council approved 6-0 a transfer of funds on Monday that will enable the Parking Authority to buy new parking signs for the downtown area. Parking Authority Chair-

man Michael Riccio gave a presentation to the council explaining why the new signs would be better than the current ones, citing things like “visibility, durability, and conformity” to the current décor of the downtown area. “They are first and fore-

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A new sign is in place at the entrance to the municipal parking lot between the American Legion and Bank of America in downtown Southington.

most ugly,” Riccio said of the current signs. “Many of the signs are faded, the rules sign is oversized, they’re damaged, and they’re thrown together in a hodge-podge mess.” Riccio said the authority has already purchased two signs, and the sign package costs a total of $1,030, which includes the parking sign, parking lot rules, and a sign pole. He said a total of seven of the packages are needed to complete the entrances to all the parking lots. Resident Pamela Depaolo of Depaolo Furniture said the signs are “not readable” during the meeting, saying the choice of a black background with gold lettering was a bad choice. “The signs are very good quality signs, but they’re black, you can’t read them,” Depaolo said. “If you stand anywhere two or three feet away, you can’t read them.”

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New sport of fitness comes to Southington By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen A new kind of workout has come to Southington. CrossFit, the new trend of workout, has opened a new location on West Center Street, appropriately seated next to the Rails for Trails entrance. Co-owners Matt DeLeo and Bobby Vargo migrated from their original CrossFit home in Milford to start the Southington affiliate, which is in the beginning stages of trying to attract members of the community. “If you really want to be competitive you can compete,” DeLeo said. “Every-

one that comes in here is an athlete; we’re going to work 10 percent harder than you normally would in the class format and structure.” Unlike a traditional gym, members don’t come in and go about their own routine. CrossFit applies the “Workout of the Day,” and has separate class times. Classes can run from about 45 minutes to an hour, while the workout itself might be as long as 30 minutes. “To watch it is to really see it, it’s explosive,” Vargo said. “You can lose some serious weight and at the See Fitness, page 12

See Council, page 9

SHS alum proving her worth in theatrical arts community By Brandi Sabato Special to the Citizen

Two years ago, Lindsey DiPietro decided to finally make her 10-year dream of launching a non-profit theater company for DiPietro young adults a reality. With its home base in Bristol, DiPietro’s GetUp Stage Company aims to pro-

vide professional-quality theater education to young adults, as well as a yearround full season of productions. While GetUp Stage Company is now a fully functioning non-profit organization run by DiPietro, who serves as the president of the nonprofit, and Meric Martin, vice president, available to young performers ages 14 through 20, it was a long journey for DiPietro. “I’ve spent the last 10 years thinking about how

this is what I wanted and I realized the only thing stopping me, was me. Once I realized that, it took about six months and lots of favors from my accountant and lawyer friends to help with the initial paperwork process,” DiPietro explained. GUSCO got off the ground with funds raised from the Bristol Eastern and Central high school drama clubs and performing arts booster See Arts, page 10

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Chamber award recipients to be honored at annual dinner become well known in town even though his office at C&R Development is in South Windsor. An Alabama native, Robinson has donated to Bread for Life and the local YMCA, and has been rated among the top businessmen in the Northeast. He has received numerous awards for his generosity and has spoken before dozens of adult and youth groups on the success of his unique rise to success. Waskowicz has been the backbone of operations at iDeals Furniture Surplus in Marion and has worked for Dave Cayer and Judy Miceli for 14 years including Custom Coach and other Fun Wheel enterprises. His attributes include friendliness, loyalty, professionalism and dependability. The three will be honored along with Julie Chubet, Chamber Woman of the Year, and nine Beautification award winners. The theme of

the event is “Dirty Dancing,” a tribute to the famed movie of the early 1980s. The events committee is planning on special decorations including two vintage cars, pinball machines and music from the movie’s soundtrack as well as a special dance routine by Platinum Salsa, who will portray the famed final dance routine of the movie. Vintage candy will be provided to all guests. Charlie Cocuzza, founder and owner of Omega Communications, will be installed as chairman of the board, succeeding Todd Fitzsimons. Three new directors, Dave Pestillo, attorney Andrew Denorfia and Al Monbaron, will be installed. The Chamber will again present its gala raffle and the annual highlight of individual sundae bars, will be featured. Tickets are the same as last year, $70 per person, and reservations are being accepted at the Chamber office.

Selected for beautification awards by the Nominating Committee are Smokin w/Chris Restaurant, Machiavelli’s, Ron and Nancy Serafino, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Spice Bar & Grill, Sno-White Power Equipment, Polish Falcons Club, Zingarella’s, and American Credit Union. -Submitted by the Southington Chamber of Commerce.

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Don Drust, owner of the Shop Rite grocery outlet on Queen Street; Curtis Robinson, local resident and entrepreneur; and long time employee of Fun Wheels/iDeals Furniture Kevin Waskowicz will be among those honored at the Southington Chamber of Commerce’s 74th Annual Dinner Meeting & Dance on Saturday, April 21, at the Aqua Turf from 6:30 p.m. to midnight. Drust will receive the Riccio Brothers Business Person of the Year award for bringing his Shop Rite store to town and being a generous supporter of charitable events. He has 44 years in the grocery industry and has owned his company since 1997. Shop Rite filled the void left by Shaw’s, and now the plaza is named after Shop Rite. Drust and his family, two sons and his wife, are also in the business. The Gail DePaolo Community Spirit award will be presented to Robinson who has


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Bradley Memorial gift shop provides array of unique goodies By E. Richard Fortunato Special to the Citizen

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early years of St. Dominic School, followed by her peak role at St. Dominic Church as its director of religious education since the early 90s. Always upbeat, warm and easy to talk to and work with, Marenholz has discovered that retirement can be sweet, as it offers many opportunities to open new doors and travel exciting and challenging new roads. After considering a number of options, she was soon drawn to the idea of doing some volunteer work at Bradley Memorial

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Hospital. She had her eye on helping the gift shop, which presented an opportunity to use her naturally creative talents. It did not take long for the leadership of the Auxiliary of the Hospital of Central Connecticut at Bradley Memorial Hospital to recognize the accomplished organization and planning skills and wealth of professional experience that Marenholz brought with her. Wisely, and with a good sense of talent, Auxiliary President Joan Gillette offered Marenholz the position of gift shop manager, which she accepted. Visitors to the Bradley campus and the medical center are noticing the transition to “boutique” look at the gift shop. Come along with us on a descriptive tour of some of the innovative offerings you’ll discover there. An intentional trip might be a wellworthwhile venture.

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Bradley gift shop volunteers are, front, from left, Jean Kirychuk, gift shop treasurer; Joan Gillette, Auxiliary president; Jackie Marenholz, gift shop manager; and Joyce Cichowski. Back, from left, Betty Porter and Mary Messier.

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Middle schools combine for production of ‘Seussical’ By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen

If Dr. Seuss fans didn’t get enough of the Seuss-y theatrics from the Flanders Elementary School production of “Seussical Jr.” last weekend, they’ll have another shot to go see “Seussical,” being put on by the drama clubs of DePaolo and Kennedy middle schools. Of course, the fact both entities chose to do “Seussical” is a coincidence. The Kennedy and DePaolo schools are combining for the seventh time to put on a show, and perhaps that’s a good thing, considering the cast alone calls for over 100 students, with an additional 45 or so for the crew. The play itself is a mashup of characters and storylines from about 15 of Seuss’s books, all weaved together in a colorful display of his unique worlds. DePaolo eighth-grader Tim Cocozza is playing the

role of General Schmitz, described by Cocozza as kind of a “mean” character. “He’s kind of a mean guy that’s proud of his military school,” Cocozza said. Along with Cocozza is fellow DePaolo eighth-grader Natalia Gimenez, playing the role of Mrs. Mayor. “She’s supposed to be the loving mother of JoJo, but she doesn’t always show that the best way possible,” Gimenez said of her role. “She sends him off to military school because she doesn’t really want to deal with all his thinking and she has all these ideals for herself.” Gimenez said she enjoys her role and, with a bit of a laugh, said it’s a close representation of herself. “I like it because it’s a nice role where I don’t have to really strain myself and it’s really close to my personality and I can just kind of express how I really feel about it to

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Southington daycare provider involved in lawsuit with governor

To block the forced unionization of daycare workers and personal care attendants, a group of Connecticut residents, including Southington resident and owner of ABC Country Kids Daycare Maria Nelson, is taking Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to court. Nelson is also a member of the Childcare Providers Coalition. Nelson, Cathy Ludlum of The Connecticut Association of Personal Assistance, Inc., of Manchester, attorney Joe Summa of Waterbury with Fergus Cullen of the Yankee Institute, state Sen. Joe Markley (R-16), and State Rep. Rob Sampson (R-80) to-

day announced the filing of a civil lawsuit in Waterbury Superior Court in response to Malloy’s Executive Orders 9 and 10, which creates a mechanism for personal care attendants and daycare workers to unionize. “While people on every side of the issue agree that higher wages, health care benefits, and paid time off are desirable, there is strong disagreement about the best way to accomplish these goals,” Ludlum said. “Daycare providers are self-employed individuals, and they have the right to make their own decisions,” Markley said. “Personal care

attendants are not state employees. I have spoken to many who share a good working relationship with their employers. They neither requested nor desire union involvement.” The plaintiffs in the case say the governor’s Executive Orders 9 and 10 are a violation of both state and federal labor and constitutional law. They also claim that Malloy usurped what should be legislative action in passing such wide-ranging changes to unionization, action the general assembly refused to consider taking last session. “Without legislative oversight, there’s no trusted sys-

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Lambert, head of the Quality Workforce Council. Sampson and Markley (R16) applauded the defeat of two bills that would have finalized Malloy’s effort to unionize day care providers and personal care assistants in the state. SB 352 and HB 5433 were the legislative follow-ups to Malloy’s Executive Orders Nos. 9 and 10, which began the forced unionization process. No action was taken on the bills before the Labor Committee deadline. “[This] was a victory for personal choice and freedom,” Sampson said. “We need to be diligent and watch for a future attack on our rights. It’s clear after today that the legislature still does not have the will to follow See Lawsuit, page 13

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YMCA Camp Sloper to dedicate Melanie Rossini Program Center

YMCA Camp Sloper Outdoor Center will be dedicating the new Melanie Rossini Program Center on Sunday, April 15. The year round enclosed building has been constructed in memory of Melanie Rossini, who passed away suddenly in July of 2010 at the age of 20. The date of the dedication was chosen because it is Melanie’s birthday.

Over the past two years, Melanie’s family and friends have held special events in conjunction with YMCA Camp Sloper in order to raise the funds needed to pay for the construction of this special memorial. The Miles for Melanie 5k Road Race was held in June last year, and was preceded by a kickoff event held at Murphy and Scarletti’s in Farmington in

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Kristen’s Kloset, the Southington Youth Services program that provides prom clothing and accessories to high school students, is open for business. The new location for this season is 1850 West St. The space has been donated by local chiropractors Robert Porzio and Andrew Hawley and is easily accessible off of I-84. The shop will be open on Tuesdays from 2 to 6 p.m., Thursdays from 2 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Thursday, May 10. For more information, contact Southington Youth Services at (860) 276-6281. The shop is open to the public. Students are required to bring their student IDs.

May. Both events were successful, leading to the beginning of construction on the building in the late fall of last year. “Due to the generosity of the Rossini and Buckley Families as well as many other friends, we were able to raise roughly $90,000 to construct this year-round program center,” stated Mark Pooler, Outdoor Center director. “On behalf of the Rossini family, we want to say thank you to all the generous donors, family and friends who have helped to keep Melanie’s memory alive.”

The site of the memorial in Melanie’s honor was chosen because of her family’s longtime connection to the Southington Community YMCA and YMCA Camp Sloper. The decision was made to build a year round program building that could benefit children and families who participate in programs at the Outdoor Center and the day camp. “The building will be used for several different programming options. It will be a huge help for the day camp operations during inclement weather days, and will also be used for birthday parties,

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The Scrabble Challenge being held Thursday, April 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Aqua Turf, Plantsville, is a fundraiser that started in a church basement and has grown to an event that attracts approximately 200 people and the support of sponsors. The title sponsor this year is CL&P and Yankee Gas. Gold sponsors include UTC Climate, Controls & Security; Dutch Point Credit Union; Webster Bank; Chaz Yanavich Painting; Priority Graphics; and the New Britain Herald. “The CL&P and Yankee Gas commitment to Connecticut extends beyond providing reliable electric and

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placed every few years. “Each product that was chosen, from the trees, to the curbs, to the benches and light poles, was the better of the choices so that we would have quality products that would last,” Riccio said. “That is no different than the direction the Parking Commission chose to go with these signs.” Riccio said the signs were designed by Sign Pro, of New Britain, and he had discussed the installation of the signs with the town’s Highway Department. He said this is a project that was designated before he became chairman and doesn’t want it to be dragged out any longer. “I always fight for doing projects once and doing them the right way so we won’t have to waste money in a couple years and do the same thing all over again,” Riccio said.

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Joseph College in 2005, and position as an English and drama teacher at Bristol Central High School for the past six years. In addition to DiPietro’s career path having been guided by Carroll’s mentorship, her viewpoints on the importance of the arts in the community are derived from her experiences in the Southington Youth Summer Theater program under Carroll’s direction. “The arts have a way of allowing people to express themselves in a way that allows them to feel accepted. When many of our youth struggle with fitting in, it provides a forum where this is possible. It also helps students work toward a common goal, especially at the level we are trying to achieve. The students are very proud to be a part of something so important,” explained DiPietro. To date, DiPietro believes GUSCO to be a successful nonprofit with immense amounts of potential for the future, and attainable goals to become a more prominent, permanent fixture within the community. “We have produced two stellar productions and have doubled our number of participants in only one year’s time. Our audiences’ feedback confirms that our shows are beyond the expected level of performance for such young artists. This project began as a way to provide a forum for the students in Bristol’s three high schools to work together and with other professionals. We have seen how important it is to provide opportunities for student success, especially in an urban district like Bristol. Involvement in the arts is crucial to our communities. Bristol and the surrounding towns have seen the high level of talent these young people possess and helps to remind our society of the positive force that the young generation can be.” DiPietro’s future goals for GUSCO are simple: to provide more shows and more education to Bristol and the surrounding communities at large. “GUSCO is looking to secure a permanent home so See Arts, page 12


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

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has combined his industrial skills with his true passion of photography and cartooning recently receiving an award in the Creative category of a CCCI sponsored photo exhibit. To contact Nichparenko email him at, to view some of his work online visit don-nichparenko-photograp. His work will be on exhibit in the Gallery at the Library through the end of April. The Gallery is located on the main level near the café and the lower level outside the Friends bookstore. View the exhibit during the normal business hours of the library, Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Avoiding foreclosure On Thursday, April 5, at 6 p.m., Southington Public Library will host a program for those interested in learning about how to avoid foreclosure. Mary Stagis, of the

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College in May 2007 with a major in German Studies and a minor in Philosophy. Her education included research on the Amish with Dr. Donald Kraybill and a semester abroad in Germany. Furlong will autograph copies of her book available to purchase after her program. Ms. Furlong was featured in a

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Southington Public Library presents Saloma Furlong, author of “Why I Left the Amish,” on Tuesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. at the li- Furlong brary. Furlong, born and raised in an Amish community in Ohio, recalls her painful childhood in a family defined by her father’s mental illness, her brother’s brutality, her mother’s frustration, and the austere traditions of the Amish. She graduated from Smith

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The Southington Chamber of Commerce will be holding its 74th Annual Chamber Dinner/Meeting on Saturday, April 21, at the Aqua Turf Club, from 6 p.m. to midnight. There will be dinner, open bar, dancing, raffles and awards, as well as a special appearance of Dirty Dancing performers. Attire is casual dress, and there is a cost per person. Reservations can be made by calling the chamber at (860) 628-8036.

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Don Nichparenko, currently a Southington resident, became interested in photography and crafting arts very early in life. He recently docu m e n t e d Nichparenko on Facebook several local events and locations with his photographic style. Nichparenko was born in Pennsylvania and joined the Army’s Elite 77th Special Forces Group after graduating high school. He earned his Jump Wings and took part in extensive clandestine intelligence training characteristic of the airborne operations. Upon Nichparenko’s discharge from the Army he joined the work force, serving his apprenticeship and mastering the skills to earn his Journeyman degree in the machinist trade and expanding to the tool and die maker trade then master model maker trade. He used his creativity as a Creative Prototype Developer with General Electric, Milton Bradley, Coleco, Stanley Works and many other consumer product firms, working with metals, plastics, composite materials and other media. While a prototype developer Nichparenko developed the board game version of Battleship originally a pencil and paper game. The updated version was eventually acquired by Milton Bradley Corporation of Massachusetts. Since his retirement he

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same time, everything’s modifiable so you could be a 20year-old athlete or a 85-yearold person, and the same workout can be applied.” Vargo, 45, said he got involved with CrossFit about four years ago. In 1989, Vargo was in a motorcycle accident that broke his back, and regaining strength and dealing with back pain was an issue. He said CrossFit has helped him get back to where he was before the accident, and now does not have any back pain. “I look at life differently, so having that done to me, having that change for me, I just

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29, said he’s been coming to CrossFit for about a week, and is already addicted. A chiropractor in town and coach of the Southington High School wrestling team, he said the workouts are great for young athletes. “It’s good for athletes and it’s good competition with yourself,” Hawley said. Vargo vouched for Hawley’s addictive claim, saying one thing coaches commonly ask is, “Have you drank the Kool-Aid yet?” Inside the gym is an array of different exercise equipment, from more traditionallooking structures like bench presses and rowing machines, to those of a more CrossFit nature, like a large,

jungle gym-type structure called the “Killa Kage,” which allows for a variety of different workouts. “It’s an adult playground,” Vargo said. CrossFit coach Michael DeAngelo is a certified trainer outside of CrossFit, but said he wanted to try something a bit different. He said the camaraderie of the class format is something that has really helped developed CrossFit’s reputation. “Everybody’s going through the same experience, so whether you’re only lifting a PVC pipe or you’re lifting 150 pounds, you’re all doing the same workout,” DeAngelo said. “So you can talk about that, it’s water cooler talk after the workout’s done.”

CrossFit is designed to work the body using functional movements, like squatting, pushing, pulling, or running, but at a higher intensity. Workouts are usually timed and have rest periods in between. “This is really focused on the traditional functional movements that you would use every day in life and then you add different supplemental things, like gymnastics moves, to them,” DeAngelo said. DeLeo said CrossFit originally started out as a program for SWAT teams and Navy SEALs, then for police and fire, until it finally made its way to mainstream fitness. He said the workouts are fun and motivating in the group setting. “We like working with the extreme novice, because we can build them up,” he said. Southington CrossFit is located at 37 W. Center St. and can be contacted by phone at (860) 426-1010.

tinue to grow in a way that will allow us to produce shows year-round.” GUSCO’s mission is to inspire young people to get up, get out, tap into their artistic desires and talents, and work together. DiPietro has this summer’s production lined up, and the planning has begun. “This summer we will be performing ‘Legally Blonde,’ which we are really excited about.” DiPietro said auditions will be held in May, with performances at Sedgwick Middle School in West Hartford, Aug. 9-12. With big plans and a peppy production on the horizon, DiPietro’s GetUp Stage Company continues to make its mark in the youth theater scene, and strives to build its staying power over the years to come. “This is my dream, and I want to keep building and growing. Everyone involved benefits from programs like these, and the communities who support them benefit too. It’s a win-win situation.” For more information about GetUp Stage Company, auditions or how to donate, visit .


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we listen to our customers and our 37 volunteers, withContinued from page 4 out whom we could not do what we’re doing. We also First, there is no single draw on all of these sources look or focus, but rather an for our seasonal themes such ever-changing array of distinctive gift ideas, quality as the green theme of this gifts that tend to be moderate- month.� Marenholz adds that ly priced, hostess gifts, show- it has been extremely producer or birthday gifts, and spe- tive to make changes which cial items such as a new line the passers by will see every of handbags along with sea- Monday. Joan Gillette also pointed sonal and holiday items. out that there’s a savings to Marenholz said that doctors and hospital staff shopped at customers in the exemption the Bradley Gift Shop for of sales tax on purchases at Christmas presents. Innova- the gift shop which is a nottions include books by local for-profit entity. The revenue authors, such as “Beyond the of this little shop in the lobby Weeping Willow Tree� by Fr. of Bradley Hospital, along Henry C. Frascadore and with the Auxiliary’s annual “Images of America: Fashion Gala and other Southington� by Liz Camp- fundraisers, has resulted in bell Kopec; a line of redneck contributions of more than wine glasses (an interesting one million dollars for imline of mason jars on stem provements to the hospital ware) and an exclusive line of such as a state of the art Kringle Kandles, the only gift mammogram machine, echoshop in Connecticut to carry cardiogram equipment, inthem. Asked where she gets travenous smart pumps, EKG her ideas for exciting gift machines and continuous items, Marenholz said, “We help in upgrading medical use many sources and cover equipment through the past gift and fashion shows and 65 years.

Lawsuit Continued from page 6 through on this forced unionization. I think it’s time for the governor to admit defeat and rescind the executive orders.� The Malloy administration and state employee labor unions have been working to unionize certain daycare providers and personal care attendants who service poor families, the elderly, and the disabled, despite a failed attempt to pass similar legislation via the Connecticut General Assembly during the 2011 session. “The unionization of home day care workers and personal care attendants is a

fight,� Sampson said. “We are convinced that the issuance of executive orders in this instance is unconstitutional, that it skirts proper checks and balances on the administration, and that those affected are self-employed small business owners who didn’t ask for this government intrusion.� -- Submitted by the Connecticut Generaly Assembly

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Jaycees Easter egg hunt The Southington Jaycees is hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31. Easter bunny is scheduled to arrive via fire truck at 9:45 a.m. and the hunt will begin promptly at 10 a.m. It will be held at Jaycee Park, Union Street. It is for ages 10 and under. Admission is free, however it is encouraged to bring a non-perishable, non-expired, kid’s snack food item to be donated to Southington Community Services. Rain date will be Sunday, April 1, at 1 p.m. at Jaycee Park. Over 7,000 Easter eggs and raffle prizes as well. For more info, please contact President Kerri Dynder at (781) 975-1546.

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The American Legion Auxiliary Junior Girl’s Easter Extravaganza will be held on Saturday, March 31, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain date is April 7) on the Southington Drive-In grounds, 935 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike. There is a cost for admission. Children ages 2 to 10 are welcome. There will be a clown, magician, crafts, food, music, Easter egg hunt (bring your own basket), and a visit from the Easter bunny. Proceeds will be given to the Junior Girls to continue helping children and youth programs in their community and to help veteran and military programs as well. For more information, contact Lindsey Starr at (860) 621-4409.

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Unico spring breakfast The Unico Club of Southington will hold its Spring Big Breakfast Buffet to benefit Unico charities on Sunday, April 15 from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. All you can eat 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 to attend. Children under 3 are free. Tickets are for sale at Fasulo & Albini, CPA’s, the Calendar House and from any Unico Member, or call Dave Kanute at (860) 621-5494. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

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A pancake breakfast with fixings will be held at the Plantsville Fire House, 120 W. Main St., on Sunday, April 1 from 7 to 11 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door and children 6 and under are free.

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Bluegrass concert A bluegrass concert featuring the music of CrossOver and Charter Oak Bluegrass Bands is scheduled to perform at the First Baptist Church of Southington, 581 Meriden Ave., on Saturday, March 31 at 7 p.m. This is the first time the Charter Oak Band will be joining CrossOver giving an evening of bluegrass music with a twist of country. Both bands are comprised of veteran performers who have played together for some time. Light

refreshments will be served. Tickets may be purchased by calling the church office at (860) 628-8121 or at the door.

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John F. Kennedy Middle School February Students of the Month

John F. Kennedy Middle School recently announced the names of its February students of the month. Teachers nominated these students for their academic improvement or performance, exemplary citizenship, and/or participation in extra curricular activities. Sixth-grade students of the month are Keegan Jarvis, Joseph Martin, Katarina Rothstein, and Christina Sack. Keegan, the son of Randall and Kelly Jarvis, is very kindhearted and helpful to both his peers and his teachers. He excels in the classroom and always strives to do his best. An honor roll student, Keegan is a member of the Builders Club, the school band, Book Club, a morning announcer, and a science fair participant. He plays town football, baseball, and basketball, and serves as

a junior leader through the YMCA. The son of Kenneth and Lisa Martin, Joe is a stellar student whose attention to detail is impressive. This positive attribute among others has assisted him in becoming a talented musician and athlete. Joe is a member of the honor roll, the Ski/Snowboard Club, the Stock Market Club, the school band, the stage band, and the Brass Machine. Outside school, Joe is working on his First Class Badge in Boy Scouts. He plays town soccer and enjoys camping, basketball, bowling, swimming, and playing the French horn and mellophone. Katarina is the daughter of Eric Rothstein and Laura Fontana Rothstein. A sixthgrade Unified Arts student of the month, she is a hard-

working student with a positive attitude who recently set a class record for her skyscraper activity. A cheerleader and honor roll student, Katarina is a member of the Ski/Snowboard Club, and the Stock Market Club. Outside school she is a level six gymnastics student. The daughter of Joseph and Robin Sack, Christina is both her team’s and her Unified Arts class student of the month. A kindhearted young lady, she is both civic minded and socially responsible. Pleasant, mature, and eager to help others, she accepts academic challenges and often creates her own challenging projects that include learning Japanese and solving algebraic equations. Christina is vice president of Best Buddies and a member of the Builders Club, GEMS, the orchestra, select strings, the swing choir, the honor roll, the Book Club, and the Origami Club. She is active in the town’s Junior Golf Little League and volunteers for Bread for Life, the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Special

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Front row, from left, are Katarina Rothstein, Christina Sack, Joseph Martin, Noah Diaz, Jacob Secondo, and Kyle McLaughlin. Back row, from left, are Principal Angelo Campagnano, Samantha Nardi, Brandon Burns, Keegan Jarvis, Matthew Sciota, James Wadman, and Assistant Principal Pam Aldi. Olympics, and her church. She includes science, computers, music, and piano and violin lessons among her outside interests. Seventh-grade students of the month are Noah Diaz, Matthew Sciota, Jacob Sec-

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who goes above and beyond for school and extra curricular assignments. He takes learning Spanish to the next level by further practicing it at home and by watching Spanish television and listening to Spanish music. Noah also helped the Spanish Club by putting together a poster board of ideas designed to improve and implement the group’s activities. A member of the honor roll, he also is active in the Drama Club, the school band, the brass/percussion group, the Ping Pong Club and the cross country team. In addition, Noah plays town baseball, acts as an altar server at his church, and likes to hang out with his friends and play and watch sports. Matthew, the son of Mark and Karen Sciota, is a kind, considerate student with a great sense of humor. He enjoys learning, and in sharing his enthusiasm, he enlightens the learning environment for others. Matt is a

member of the Drama Club, the honor roll, the National Junior Honor Society, the Book Club, the school band, the stage band, and the cross country team. He is also a MATHCOUNTS student and recently was a team member who represented Kennedy Middle School at the Hartford County MATHCOUNTS competition held at the University of Hartford. Matt plays town baseball and basketball and volunteers for the Unico Club at its annual breakfast and at its booth at the local festivals. Outside school he also enjoys skiing, boating, and fishing. The son of Sean Secondo and Lisa Secondo, Jacob is a persistent, conscientious, and inquisitive student. Always positive, polite, and helpful, he is an honor roll student who is a member of the band and the cross country team. Jacob does yard work for his neighbors, volunteers at the Barnes Museum, helps around the house with chores, his younger siblings, his dog, and his hamster. His interests include

art, math, science, and building. Samantha Nardi, the daughter of Ronald and Nicole Nardi, is always willing to put her best foot forward, and to give her best to anything assigned to her. Polite and courteous, she brings a unique view to her studies. Samantha is an honor roll student and a member of the orchestra and cross country team. Her outside interests include softball, reading, watching movies and hanging out with her friends. Eighth-grade students of the month are Kyle McLaughlin, James Wadman, and Brandon Burns. Kyle, the son of Paul and Jillian McLaughlin, is a kind and likeable young man. Highly ambitious, he enjoys his classes and always does his best. Kyle is a member of the honor roll, the Lego League, the National Junior Honor Society, the Stock Market Club, the yearbook, the Success Café, and the band. He is also a MATHCOUNTS student and was re-

cently a team member who represented Kennedy Middle School at the Hartford County MATHCOUNTS competition held at the University of Hartford. Kyle plays hockey for the Central CT Capitals, serves as a mentor for the South End Explorers, and as a partner athlete for the unified sports team at JFK. Kyle’s outside activities include reading, skiing, sailing, flying and being with friends. The son of James and Kirsten Wadman, James is a motivated, hardworking student. Polite and respectful, he gets along well with his teachers and peers. James is

a member of the honor roll, the Ski Club, select strings, and the orchestra. He plays town baseball and enjoys boating and fishing on the Connecticut River with his family. Brandon is the son of Vicki Burns. Bright and humorous, his view on the world and his ability to see through the pages of his books offer an interesting view on learning. Brandon is polite and attentive and always ready to lend a helping hand to his fellow teammates. He is an honor roll student who loves to read, watch movies and hang out with friends.

Elks awards banquet

The Southington Elks Lodge No. 1669, 114 Main St., will hold its Annual Installation of Officers and Awards Banquet on Saturday, March 31. Installation of Officers for the 2012-13 fraternal year will be followed by a social hour, dinner by Napoli’s and the presentation of Lodge awards in Cyrus Hall. The Elk of the Year award will be given to James Champagne, Officer of the Year to Delmar “Buddy” Irish, and Citizen of the Year to Linda Mendelsohn. There is a cost to attend and tickets are available in the Elks Lodge Taproom, call (860) 6286682. For additional information, call Jim Marenzana at (860) 558-3598.

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get into character,” Gimenez said. Assistant Principal of DePaolo Middle School Christopher Palmieri is directing the play. He said auditions began in December, and rehearsals

have been going about three times a week since then. He said he chose the play for a number of reasons, including its large cast, which gives several students a chance to showcase their talents. “They need a venue to showcase their talents because it’s amazing,”

Palmieri said. He added that one of the main storylines of the play, which follows Horton the elephant from “Horton Hears a Who,” has a theme that mirrors the anti-bullying efforts circulating through the schools, which is “A person is a person, no matter how

small.” Horton himself is being played by DePaolo seventhgrader Michael Ricciardone. He described Horton as a “loyal” and “caring” character. “I like him because I like fun Dr. Seuss characters,” Ricciardone said. “It’s a cool part and I really like the songs.” Ricciardone, with a steady and well-tuned voice, hit his notes during rehearsal, and said his favorite song of the production is “Solla Sollew.” All three actors said they enjoy being part of drama club to see their friends, especially ones from across town that they don’t normally get to see as often. Rehearsal proved to be a

hectic process just less than a week before the first show on Thursday. Palmieri did his best to corral students and make sure everyone had the correct costumes on, but students with other extra-curricular activities is another obstacle he’s been battling, with students being late or having to leave early. “It’s hard, but part of the middle school experience is to expose kids to different activities to see what they’re interested in,” he said. “Seussical” will be performed again March 30, 30 and 31, and April 4 at 7 p.m. and April 5 at 3:15 p.m. All shows will be at Kennedy Middle School, 1071 S. Main St.

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Holy Week schedules First Baptist Church of Southington, 581 Meriden Ave. Palm Sunday service — Sunday, April 1, 10 a.m., worship at church with the distribution of palms and communion; sermon topic, “April Fools! Mark 11:1-11” Maundy Thursday service — Thursday, April 5, 7 p.m., church service of communion remembering the Last Supper. Easter Sunday service — Sunday, April 8, 6 a.m. at Merriman Burial Ground, corner of Marion Avenue and Nutmeg Drive; 10 a.m. Easter worship service at church, “Give Me Resurrection! Matthew 28:1-10”. For more information contact the Rev. Jerrie S. Matney, interim pastor at (860) 6288121. The First Congregational Church of Southington, 37 Main St. Palm Sunday services — Sunday, April 1, 8, 9:30, and

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Youth group service The high school youth group of St. Paul Episcopal Church, 145 Main St., will be presenting their Good Friday service on Friday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. Entitled “A Lament for Jesus and for the Crucified of our Time,” this 45 minute service will offer an experience through readings, music and poems. This service is not appropriate for children under the age of 8 years old. There is no cost to attend, but there will be a free will offering for the Episcopal

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Boston trip

The First Baptist Church, 581 Meriden Ave., of Southington will “Splash Down” in Boston and a Fenway Park Tour on Saturday, June 2. The coach will leave the church parking lot at 7 a.m. Upon arrival the group will tour Fenway Park celebrating their 100th Anniversary by taking in the history of America’s most beloved ball park. Following lunch at Maggiano’s Little Italy, the group will continue the Boston adventure by boarding a duck to tour Boston by both land and water. For more information and for reservations call Bev at (860) 621-3024.

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Obituaries Richard Burns

state service in the 1950s with the Department of Motor Vehicles and was promoted several times before joining the Department of Consumer Protection in 1969 as a Senior Frauds Investigator, where he served until his retirement in 1989. He served as both President and VicePresident of CSEA Chapter 27 and Chapter 28 and as President of CSEA Chapter 417 State Retirees, having 35 years of state service. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus 1st and 2nd Degree. He was a member and President of the PBA. He served on Governor Ella Grasso’s Energy Committee. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion, the Disabled American Veterans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He will be dearly missed by family and friends, and by the many people whose lives he has touched along the way. Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Nicholas D’Emanuele Jr. and his wife, Kathleen; his daughter, Deborah Rivkin and her husband, Stuart; his grandchildren, Nicholas III, Dennis, Paul, and Joseph D’Emanuele, Ronald Rumary, and Courtney and Matthew Rivkin; four great-grandchildren; his sister, Beverly

to St. Thomas Church. Burial was at South End Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.

Howard and her husband, Eddie; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his two sons, Joseph and James; by his daughter, Sharon; and also by his brother, Jack. The funeral was held March 13, 2012, at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home,

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Richard Allen Burns, 63, formerly of Wa t e r b u r y, died surrounded by family on March 4, 2012, at B r a d l e y Memorial Hospital after a hard-fought battle against diabetes. He was born April 25, 1948, in Waterbury to Ruth (Cicio) Burns, of Waterbury and the late Richard John Burns. He attended S.S. Peter & Paul grade school, went to Croft and graduated from Kennedy High School. He worked for Sullivan Cable for many years, and was the owner of the family business, O’Hearns Hardware, which had been in the family for three generations before its closing. A U.S. Army veteran, he served the country in the Vietnam War from Oct. 17, 1967 to Oct. 1, 1969 and served in the Reserves until Oct. 16, 1973. He was a devout Catholic and attended the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Waterbury for the last several years of his life. He was a loyal Boston Red Sox fan who loved his dogs like family. Besides his mother he is survived by his two children, Ryan Burns and his wife, Laura, of Cromwell and Shannon Burns, of Middletown; two grandchildren, Isabella Davis and Evan Burns; his sisters, Deirdre Kolesnik and her husband, Michael, of Clinton, and Patricia Burns Reid and her husband, James, of Southington; and a plethora of nieces and nephews. The funeral was held March 8, 2012, at the Murphy Funeral Home, Waterbury to the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Waterbury for a Mass. Burial followed at the State Veterans’ Cemetery, Middletown. Richard’s family would like to thank the staff at The Orchards of Southington and Countryside Manor of Bristol for their loving care in the last months of Richard’s life.

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Letters to the Editor

Opposing wage increases

The Southington Chamber Board of Directors agreed Tuesday to officially oppose the proposed increase in the state minimum wage. Increasing the wage at this point in a failing economy would affect far too many businesses that cannot afford the substantial increase in payroll. The Chamber specifically noted the memberships of Lake Compounce, the YMCA, CompuMail, Southington AutoWash and others that would be grossly impacted by the increase, now at a proposed .50-cents from $8.25 to $8.75 starting in January 2013 followed by another .50cent increase a year later.

Connecticut has been exceptionally fair to labor, including being the first state to pass mandatory sick leave legislation. Last year, the legislature approved an earned income tax credit. The possibility of sizeable payroll increases for small and medium size businesses reflect another negative turn to those business owners who are the foundation of the state economy. Product prices will increase and there will be a decrease in any job growth. We, as directors of a vibrant Chamber of Commerce, representing over 575 members, urge our state representatives to oppose the minimum wage increase. Art Secondo Southington

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The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain has selected Southington resident Marc Pelletier as a new volunteer member of the CFGNB Board of Directors and Southington residents John Miller and Justine Moriarty to CFGNB Committee leadership roles. “We are thrilled to have three Southington residents and local business leaders serving the foundation,” said Jim Williamson, CFGNB president. “Their energy and vision will push the foundation toward achieving our aspirations of greater community leadership, enhanced effectiveness and measurable impact in everything we do in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington. ” Pelletier is a CPA and president and director of Marc S. Pelletier, P.C., located in Southington, where he also resides with his family. He graduated from the University of Hartford and became a licensed CPA in 1983. Marc provides business advisory services to Connecticut-

Government Meetings

Tuesday, April 3 Planning and Zoning, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 5 Board of Water Commissioners, Water Department, 605 W. Queen St., 6 p.m. Conservation Commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Monday, April 9 Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Library Board, Southington Public Library,

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255 Main St., lower level, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 Zoning Board of Appeals, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11 Board of Finance, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12 Board of Police Commissioners, police headquarters community room, 69 Lazy Lane, 6 p.m.

based, family owned companies and their principals. In addition to his volunteer work with CFGNB, Pelletier is active in the American Institute of CPA’s, the CT Society of CPA’s and the United Way of Southington. Miller is a partner at Miller, Moriarty & Company, LLC and joins the CFGNB Audit Committee. He graduated from Bentley University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accountancy. A licensed CPA in Connecticut, he is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants. John has served as president and member of the Board of Directors of the Lion’s Club of New Britain and president, treasurer and director of the New Britain/Berlin YMCA and chairman of the Annual Support Campaign for Youth. He currently serves as finance chairman of the Board of Trustees of the YWCA of New Britain, chair of the Finance Committee of

the Lion’s Club of New Britain, president of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church and is president of Southington Band Backers, Inc. John is a resident of Southington. Moriarty is the managing partner at Miller, Moriarty & Company, LLC and will join CFGNB’s Finance/Investment Committee. She is a graduate of Bryant College and a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants. She’s served as president of New Britain-Berlin Rotary, on the board of directors of both CCARC and the YWCA of New Britain and also on the Board of Trustees of the YWCA of New Britain. Moriarty currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Downtown District of New Britain as well as on the Administrative Services Committee of CCARC. Justine resides in Southington. -- Submitted by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain

Business lecture series Lincoln College of New England, 2279 Mt. Vernon Road, Southington, begins a lecture series on Wednesday, April 4, from 6 to 7 p.m. Small business marketing on social media, the first in a series of lectures on business topics, will be presented by Nick Hahn. During the LCNE lecture, Hahn will speak about the most current opportunities for small business marketing using social media. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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News Editor, Olivia L. Lawrence Julie Sopchak, Editor Nick Carroll, Sports Kimberley E. Boath, Advertising Director Doug Riccio, Christine Nadeau Advertising Sales Michael F. Killian, General Manager The Southington Citizen is published every Friday by the Record-Journal Publishing Co. and is delivered by mail to all homes and businesses in Southington, Plantsville, Milldale and Marion.

Letters can be e-mailed to or send them to The Southington Citizen, P.O. Box 246, Southington, CT 06489.The Southington Citizen will print only two letters per person each month. Letters should be no more than 500 words. The Southington Citizen reserves the right to edit letters. We will only print signed letters. Please include your phone number (not for publication) for verification purposes. Letters to the editor is designed to be an open forum for ideas based on local issues. Letters that could be considered libelous will not be published. Deadline is noon Monday for Friday publication. Questions? Call The Southington Citizen at (860) 6205960.

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Dean’s list The following students have been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. — Caroline Puckowski, of Southington. Northeastern University, Boston, Mass. - Bryan McGrane and Isabelle Palumbo, both of Southington.

‘Seussical’ the Musical Students from DePaolo and Kennedy drama club will be combining their talents to put on the Broadway production of “Seussical” at Kennedy Middle School on March 30 and 31 and April 4 at 7 p.m. and April 5 at 3:15 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door, or can be bought from any cast member.

Craft fair benefits school

The Third Annual St. Paul Catholic High School Craft Fair, 1001 Stafford Ave., will be held Saturday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 40 vendors will be showcasing their crafts which include homemade chocolate, handmade quilts, pet items, candles, skin care, jewelry, American Doll clothing, garden tools, art and more. There will also be a gold buyer available. There will be a full lunch menu. There is a nominal fee to attend. There are still spaces available for crafters. For questions, contact Lynn at lynn.damboise@

Medical school collaborations

Stone Academy recently announced new collaborations with the medical community, including Southington Care Center, for student externships and job placements. Southington Care Center offers externships for medical office professional and medical assisting students. The center has also hired

many patient care associate students. Stone Academy prepares students to become medical office professionals, medical assistants, patient care associates, and licensed practical nurses.

Records being destroyed Under the direction of Dr. Perri Murdica, senior coordinator of pupil personnel services, the Southington Board of Education announced the Southington Public Schools Department of Pupil Personnel Services will be destroying special education files pursuant to State of Connecticut guidelines on students who graduated in 2005 and prior. Transcripts, however, will be retained for 50 years. Those who want their records must make an appointment to pick them up before Thursday, April 5. The records can be picked up at the Pupil Personnel Services Offices at the Board of Education, 49 Beecher St., Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Because of confidentiality, records will not be released to anyone other than the student and proper identification is required. If anyone would like to obtain their file, call Pupil Personnel Services office at (860) 628-3200 ext. 210 no later than Thursday, April 5.

Anonymous tip line The Southington board of Education now has an anonymous safety tip line that officially launched on Jan. 9 to continue to provide a safe environment for all. The phone number is (860) 637-2006.

Parent orientation The grade five to six Parent Orientation Night is scheduled for Wednesday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. Any parent/guardian who has a child entering DePaolo Middle School as a grade six student is invited and encour-



Zalaski welcomes students Photo courtesy of Bob Douglas

State Representative Zeke Zalaski (DSouthington) welcomes students from S o u t h i n g t o n ’s Vo-AG School to the State Capitol. The students were participating in Agriculture Day, an annual event saluting C o n n e c t i c u t ’s farmers and agriculture. aged to attend. This includes any student currently enrolled in private or parochial schools. The evening will have student-lead tours, followed by counselor/student presentations at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served in the cafeteria.

need of more than 150 classmate addresses. If anyone did not receive a save-thedate postcard or if anyone would like a list of missing classmates, send an email to or phone Rejean at (860) 8333356.

St. Dominic registration

Mark Henne scholarship

Registration for prekindergarten through fifthgrade is now available at St. Dominic School, 1050 Flanders Road. The school can be reached at (860) 628-4678, email, or visit the website at .

The Friends of Southington Library are accepting applications for the Mark Henne Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship honors the memory of Henne, a Southington native who worked at Southington Library and Museum for 15 years. The scholarship is awarded to an individual who lives or works in Southington who is pursuing a master’s degree in library science. It will be for $1,000. Applicants must be enrolled in an ALA accredited master’s program in library and information studies or be a matriculating MLS student in an ALA accredited master’s program in library and information studies. Applicants must live or work Southington. Qualified applicants must submit transcripts of a completed bachelor’s degree or any work completed towards a master’s degree in library studies. Applications must

Who’s who student Brittany Spooner, of Southington and a dental hygiene student at Lincoln College, Southington, was named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

Class of 1982 Southington High School, Class of 1982 announces its 30th Class Reunion on June 30 at the Aqua Turf Country Club, Plantsville, 6:30 p.m. to midnight. The group is in

be submitted by Saturday, March 31. Applications are available online at the library’s homepage ( Choose Sue’s Views on the ribbon at the top of the page then go the Henne Scholarship. Interested students may also pick up a copy of the application at the Information Desk at the library.

Hospital auxiliary

The Hospital of Central Connecticut Bradley Memorial Auxiliary is accepting applications from students who are planning to further their education in the healthcare field. Applications are available for three auxiliary scholarships at the Southington High School guidance office or the hospital gift shop. All applications must be returned by Sunday, April 1. Applications should be mailed to Alice McGann, 80 Forest Lane, Southington, CT 06489. For more information, call McGann at (860) 628-9139.

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Add Something Special to Your Spring Our burgers are made fresh each day. Every day. No exceptions. Pure Angus beef blended with herbs and spices. Nothing is ever frozen. Ever. This ensures that every burger is the best you can buy. That’s the reason we don’t have any freezers. Burger making is an art. Each of our burgers are grilled to order. That’s the reason we don’t have a drive thru window. Perfection takes time. Our Pop wouldn’t have it any other way. His name is on the sign. It’s our sign of pride. A constant reminder of our heritage. We think of it as the gold standard for burger lovers everywhere.

And our fries are equally singular in freshness, quality and taste. Our fries are hand cut from farm fresh potatoes each morning. One potato at a time. Then they are cooked to perfection in their skins in peanut oil. Nothing less would pass our standards nor would complement our burgers better. And now two words that our hand scooped and individually blended milkshakes: try one. Add something special to your spring this year.

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Spring time was Pop’s favorite time of the year. All winter, he’d wait for it with all the desire poets wrote about for centuries. Spring meant lighting up the grill and cooking his favorite meal, his specially prepared burger. We invite you to add something new and special to your spring this year; one of our burgers. You can craft them 524,288 different ways with all the free toppings that are available with each order. Remember, we have tested and retested our burgers, drawing from an old family recipe that adds the right amount of the right spices to bring out those taste tempting flavors that tantalize as well as satisfy.


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Community Programs April 2012 New Britain General campus Special Events April 9, 23 Free workshops: “Cancer Transitions, Your Life After Treatment”, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Part of a 4-part program for men and women who have completed treatment for any type of cancer in the past 2 years. 860-224-5299 April 25 Health Wisdom Lecture, “Living Successfully With Heart Failure,” feat. Justin Lundbye, M.D. 6:15 p.m. Registration req’d, 1-888-224-4440 April 26 Free lecture: “Treatment Alternatives for Knee and Hip Arthritis”, featuring Stephen Pillsbury, M.D., 6:30 p.m., 860-224-5186 April 30 Look Good Feel Better, American Cancer Society program for women undergoing treatment. 1:30 p.m. Space limited, reg. req’d. 860-224-5299

April 4, 11, 18, 25 Breastfeeding Support Group, 10 a.m., Family Birth Place Lounge, 860-224-5433 April 5 Bariatric Support Group, 6 p.m., 11 South Rd, Farmington, 1-866-668-5070 April 11 Diabetes Support Group, 5:30 p.m., 1-888-456-7546 April 18 Living With Cancer Support Group, 5:30 p.m., Lecture Rm 1, 860-224-5299 April 25 Prostate Cancer Support Group, 6 p.m., Lecture Room 1, 860-224-5299

Childbirth education April 12 Breastfeeding class, 7 p.m., $25. Registration req’d, 860-224-5433 April 13 Family BirthPlace tour, 6:30 p.m., registration req’d, 860-224-5433 April 14 Childbirth education class, 1-day class, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $115 per couple. 860-224-5433

Wellness Programs & Classes April 12 Cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose screening, 11 a.m., lobby, $15. 860-224-5433

April 28, 29 Childbirth education, 2-day class, 8:30 a.m., $115 per couple. 860-224-5433

April 12, 24 Bariatric information session, Dr. Carlos Barba, 6 p.m., 11 South Rd, Farmington, 866-668-5070

April 28 Childbirth Refresher Class, 3:30-6:30 p.m., $50. 860-224-5433

April 26 Weigh Your Options information session, Dr. Thomas Lane, 6 p.m., 11 South Rd, Farmington, 866-668-5070

April 3 Healthcare provider CPR re-certification, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 860-224-5433

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Sandra Ann (Felburt) Post, 62, of Southington, died peacefully surrounded by loving family and friends March 12, 2012, at Vitas Hospice at St. Mary’s Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Richard E. Post. Her spirit has soared. She was born in Waterbury July 29, 1949, the daughter of Tessie (Ksenych) Felburt, of Southington and the late Edward Felburt. She graduated with a master of sciences degree from UCONN. She had retired from The Hartford after 30 years of service. She loved to cook and bake and was wellknown for her holiday parties. She loved gardening and water color painting. She enjoyed traveling, canoeing and biking, and just enjoying life with her husband, Dick. She made the most of life and was kind and generous to everyone. She was a member of the Orchard Valley Garden Club and the Southington Land Conservation Trust. She was active in the fight for ovarian cancer and participated in “Survivors Teaching Medical Students – Saving Women’s Lives” program at UCONN. In addition to her husband and mother, Tessie, formerly of Waterbury; she is survived by her in-laws, Richard and Virginia Post; sisters-inlaw, Susan Rech and Deborah Post; brother-in-law, Tom Post; and several nieces and nephews, Brian Rech, Kristin Rivera, Amy, Julia, Alan, Lauren and Taylor Post and a grand-nephew and niece; several cousins, and her two godchildren, Elizabeth and Rebecca. She also leaves many dear loving friends. The funeral was held March 16, 2012, at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington. A memorial service was held March 17, 2012 at the First Congregational Church, Southington. Memorial donations may be made

to the “Ovarian Cancer Research Fund,” 14 Pennsylvania Place, Suite 1710, New York, NY 10122.

Paul Stanish

Paul J. Stanish, 73, of Southington died peacefully surrounded by his family March 18, 2012. He was born in Southington on March 10, 1939, to the late Joseph and Mary (Zygmunt) Stanish, he had been a lifelong Southington resident. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He was a longtime member of the Elks Club in Southington, the Polish Falcons of America, the American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 and the Sons of Italy. He is survived by three sons, David Stanish and his wife, Nancy, of Bristol, Michael Stanish, of California and Stephen Stanish and his wife, Jennifer, of Southington; Barbara Benoit, who had been his loving companion for the last 11 years; two sisters, Cindy Kopcza, of Bristol and Kathleen Bailey, of Southington; six grandchildren, Michelle, Travis, William, Samantha, Chloe and Chase and his former wife and mother of his children, Marcia Stanish, of Southington. He was predeceased by his second wife. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff from the VNA Hospice Care for their care and support. The funeral was held March 23, 2012, at the Plantsville Funeral Home, Plantsville. Burial was at the convenience of the family in Holy Trinity Polish National Catholic Church Cemetery, Southington.

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The Southington Citizen Friday, March 30, 2012 The Calendar House, located at 388 Pleasant St., is Southington’s senior center. For more information or to view the newsletter, visit or call the office, (860) 621-3014.

Golf conditioning Southington Care Center is hosting a “Golf Conditioning Program” designed to improve strength and flexibility in golf. A one hour swing analysis with a pro is included. Classes will be held from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. on Fridays through May 25, no classes on April 16 and May 4. There is a cost to participate. For more information or to RSVP, call Mark Colello at (860) 621-9559. Southington Care Center is located at 45 Meriden Ave. Southington Care Center offers skilled nursing and rehabilitation services and is a not for profit member of Central Connecticut Senior Health Services.

Bagel breakfast There will be a bagel breakfast on Tuesday, April 10 at 8:45 a.m. at the Calendar House. “Meet n’ Greet Connie Smith,” a brief program on osteoporosis and a blood pressure screening are scheduled. Smith will be conducting nurse clinics the second Monday of each month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. beginning in May. Call to reserve a spot at (860) 621-3014.

Connecticut senior games

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Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory and Gardens of Massachusetts paid a visit to The Summit at Plantsville and explained about the butterfly’s life cycle, bringing about 30 butterflies from all over the world in a tank with them, as well as two of their eight species of lizards. Visitor Mike Lorenzo gently pets OJ, the yellow bearded dragon. Athletes will compete in five year age divisions: 50-54, 5559, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 8084, 85-89, and 90 plus. The Senior Games also will be offering events for 30-39 and 40-49 year olds in track and field, swimming, pickleball, volleyball, slow pitch softball, and 3-on-3 basketball. Additionally, 45-49 year olds can now participate in our racquetball competition. In 2011, approximately 900 athletes from Connecticut as well as all over the Northeast competed in 14 different sports. Athletes at the Senior Games are competing for much more than wins and medals. The “Games” are a great way to stay active, competitive and be involved in the community. Connecticut Sports Management Group, Executive Director – Patrick Fisher “The Connecticut Senior



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Games is a leading, community-oriented event that year in and year out attracts athletes from all over the Northeast. The senior games host city of New Britain has provided the “Games” with some outstanding facilities and will help us offer a great competition for our participants.” This years’ Individual Sports include: archery, badminton, bowling, cycling, golf, new sport pickleball, racquetball, shooting, swimming, table tennis, tennis, and track and field. Connecticut Senior Games offers the following Team Sports: 3 on 3 basketball,


The 2012 Connecticut Senior Games, the annual multi-sport competition for masters’ athletes, will be hosted by the City of New Britain for the second straight year. The 33rd Annual Connecticut Senior Games will be held from Friday, May 18 through Sunday, May 20. The 2012 Senior Games offer 15 great events to compete in. The Connecticut Senior Games is an open competition that any athlete meeting the age requirements can enter. Athletes turning 50 years old in 2012 are eligible to compete in the “Games”!

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Jitters Café, 1273 Queen St., Southington, will host a Holistic Fair on Saturday, April 7, from noon to 3 p.m. This free admission event is open to the public with complimentary organic foods, beverages, events, and demonstrations. Vendors include the bookstore and gift shop with Connecticut made goods (soy candles, jewelry, hand dyed scarves, photo’s, soaps, and greeting cards), and discounted pricing on all books and gift items.

There will be complimentary massage, poor me tea, health evaluations, demonstrations, wellness product demonstrations and more. For more information call Shirley Bloethe (860) 9890033.

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Free survivor workshops The Hospital of Central Connecticut, 100 Grand St., New Britain, will offer Cancer Transitions—Your Life After Treatment, a free, fourpart workshop series on nutrition, exercise, medical management and emotional well-being for cancer sur-

The Southington Citizen Friday, March 30, 2012 vivors. Workshops will be held April 9 and 23 and May 7 and 21, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Registration is required, (860) 2245299. Free parking and a meal will be provided. For the first time, the series is being offered to men and women who have completed treatment for any type of cancer in the past two years. Expert speakers and panelists will include social workers, nutritionists, nurses, physicians and fitness trainers. Though recommended that participants attend all four sessions, it is not required. The session schedule is: Session One - April 9 “You are a Survivor...Now What?” Covers emotional well-being Session Two – April 23 “Getting Moving after Cancer Treatment” Covers exercise/rehab Session Three - May 7 “Nutrition for Healthy Survivorship” Session Four - May 21 “Medical Management into Survivorship” Featuring oncology physicians

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Friday, March 31, American Red Cross Farmington Blood Donation Center, 209 Farmington Ave., Farmington, 6:30 to 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, American Red Cross Farmington Blood Donation Center, 209 Farmington Ave., Farmington, 12:30 to 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, Central Christian Academy, 1505 West St., 1:15 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 7, American Red Cross Farmington Blood Donation Center, 209 Farmington Ave., Farmington, 6:30 to 11:15 a.m. To make an appointment, eligible blood donors are asked to call (800) RED CROSS (800-733-2767) or visit



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Brushing up on dental hygiene

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Friday, March 30, 2012 — The Southington Citizen

Obituaries Robert Rousseau

Robert “Bob” J. Rousseau, 66, of Southington died at his home March 14, 2012. He was born in Waterbury Jan. 25, 1946, to Rita E. (Gelinas) Rousseau Sciortino, of Southington and the late Edward J. Rousseau, he had been a longtime Southington resident. He attended St. Anne’s School in Waterbury. He was a graduate of Southington High School and attended the University of New Hampshire. He worked as a horticulturalist at Vinny’s Garden Center in Wallingford and the Agway of Middlefield. He also lectured on horticultural subjects at the Wallingford Garden Club, the Durham Fair and at area high schools. He will be remembered for his love of flowers and the pride he took in the gardens he planted. He

had a quick wit and loved animals and cooking. He was also a longtime member of the Elks Club in Southington. He is survived by his mother, Rita E. (Gelinas) Rousseau Sciortino and stepfather, Anthony Sciortino, of Southington; two brothers, Mark Rousseau and his wife, Diane (Cwirka) Rousseau, of Meriden and Alan Rousseau and his wife, Sharon (Simard) Rousseau, of Southington; step-brother, Paul Sciortino and step-sister, Theresa Sciortino, both of Waterbury; two nieces, Lauren and Kylie Rousseau; aunt and uncle, Robert and Theresa Bessette, of Watertown and several cousins. He was the grandson of the late Lucien and Diana (Langlois) Gelinas, formerly of Waterbury and the grandson of the late Andrew and Lucinda (Baribault) Rousseau, formerly of Waterbury. The funeral was held March 19, 2012, at the Plantsville Funeral Home, Plantsville, followed by a

Ferne Stevens Ferne C. (Chase) Stevens, 91, of Southington, died March 13, 2012, at Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain. She was the wife of the late Judson Stevens. She was born Feb. 17, 1921, in Eagle Lake, Maine, the daughter of the late Otto and Lorena (Pelletier) Chase. She retired as a seamstress form J.C. Penny’s. She was a parishioner of St. Thomas Church. She had been a member of the V.F.W. Women’s Auxiliary of Maine, and a member of the Gold Star Mother’s. She loved her family, bingo, gardening, and excelled at quilting winning



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grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Larry Casey; four brothers, one granddaughter and one grandson. A memorial service was held March 17, 2012, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home. Burial was at the convenience of the family at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Lewiston, Maine.

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Benefit dinner Team Jill Spaghetti Dinner will be held Saturday, March 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Southington Fire House, 72 River St. to Benefit Multiple Sclerosis Society. Ticket price includes pasta, salad, bread, and beverage. There is a cost to attend and 5 and under are free. There will be raffle prizes and bake sale as well. Tickets will be sold at the door or by contacting Jill at (860) 793-6685.


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Local MMA fighter set to reenter the cage By Brian Woodman Jr. Special to The Citizen

Tonight, March 30, heavyweight Parker Porter, a 2003 Southington High School graduate, will compete in Bellator 63; a mixed martial arts event at Mohegan Sun Arena. Weighing in at around 260 pounds, Porter will fight Randy Smith on the undercard, which can be viewed at Porter and Smith clashed in January of 2008 at the MMA event, Combat Zone 25. Porter (5-3) won by decision in that one. As Porter went through a workout recently at Underdog Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Hartford meant to simulate a variety of situations he may face in the cage against Smith, striking coach Russell Leak commented that, due to his size, it’s difficult to find training partners for Porter. “There are not a lot of heavyweights,” said Leak, one of the proprietors of Underdog. “We actually have people here over 200 pounds, but few are as experienced as he is.” Three years ago, Porter developed an interest in Jeet Kune Do, the philosophy and

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Southington High School alumnus Parker Porter, pictured in training recently, is set to face Randy Smith in a heavyweight match at Bellator 63. system of fighting developed by Bruce Lee, which incorporates a variety of techniques. Porter also began studying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu around that time, and now holds a

purple belt in the style. He is schooled in Judo, Muay Thai, Kickboxing and wrestling as well. “I am not afraid of ground work,” said Porter, a volun-

teer firefighter in Westfield. “I tend to prefer striking.” In his last fight, held in October, Porter lost to Jiu-Jitsu champion Gabriel “Napao” Gonzaga, who was recently re-signed by the Ultimate Fighting Championships. That match was part of the Marlborough-based MMA promotion Reality Fighting. Before being submitted by Gonzaga, Porter had been the organization’s heavyweight champ. In June 2008, Porter lost to current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon

“Bones” Jones at a World Championship Fighting event. Jones was a formidable opponent. In 16 fights, his only defeat was to Matt “The Hammer” Hammill in the 2009 finale of The Ultimate Fighter television series. Porter, who had been considered for an earlier season of The Ultimate Fighter, said his recent transition to Bellator is a major step in his career. Although not as wellknown as the UFC, Bellator airs events on MTV2 and has gained quite a following.

Wrestlers wrap up season Right photo: The Southington High School wrestling team celebrated its winning season March 21 with a banquet at Hawk’s Landing Country Club. Pictured: Among those recognized that evening was Nate Solomon (Most Takedowns), Travis Daly (Most Pins), Zack Bylykbashi (Sudden Impact), Alex Richardson (6Minute Award), Connor Morrell (Most Improved), Mark Jaffer and Noah Sheffy (Coach’s Award) and Travis Daly (MVP). The Blue Knights rolled up a 19-2 record this winter, claimed the Central Connecticut Conference West Division title, and placed fifth at the CIAC Class LL state tournament and 19th at the State Open. Left photo: Local youth wrestler Jordan Silva advanced to the New England tournament in Rhode Island and finished a strong third in his division.


The Southington Citizen — Friday, March 30, 2012

Board weighs pros, cons of artificial turf field By Kimberly Primicerio Special to The Citizen

The Board of Education on March 22 approved the recommendation of the town’s Turf Committee to bring artificial turf to Southington High School. By a vote of 7-1, with Patricia Johnson absent, the school board backed the Turf Committee’s call for a synthetic turf field to replace the natural-grass football field. After a detailed Power-Point presentation led by Al Natelli of the council and turf panel, the board voted to join with the Town Council on the field effort. Zaya Oshana Jr., who cast the lone dissenting vote, had reservations about the field and how much it would cost. He questioned some of the revenue opportunities brought up in the presentation and asked Natelli and turf committee members what events could provide revenue for the town. He also asked what

Cheshire has been doing to make money off its synthetic field, which was installed last year. Southington High School Athletic Director Eric Swallow said Cheshire recently held a concert on its field, charging for admission. Oshana also asked where the money to pay for the field would come from. According to information gathered by Turf Committee Chairman Mike DeFeo, the money would either come from a bond, a gift or a one-time cash purchase. DeFeo was not


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Board Chairman Brian Goralski said platforms won’t be necessary and that the turf is very durable and can handle high heels. “I believe there’s a community movement saying there is a will to spend money on this,” said board member Patricia Queen. “As a concept, I support it.” Queen said it will get much more use than the current field does. The grass field is only used 50 times a year, according to information presented by Natelli. “This space can be used by all sports teams, physical education, youth athletes and the community as a whole,” Queen said. The Town Council has the final say on the proposal.

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present at the meeting. If the synthetic turf is installed, money from the board’s operating budget would not be funding it. But Oshana said he still has a problem: If it’s funded by the town, it’s still taxpayer mon-

ey, he argued. In these tough times, when teachers are being laid off, Oshana said he struggles with the idea of spending close to $1 million on a football field. “It’s such a conflict right now,” Oshana said. “How do you do that right now?” Oshana said although he’s questioning the money, he is pro-artificial turf. He thinks the synthetic field would benefit the community. Other board members asked the Turf Committee questions. Member Terri Carmody asked if special platforms would have to be used on graduation day to protect the new field surface and whether the turf could stand up to highheel shoes.

hold a free baseball clinic, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m., in the main gym. Middle school and Little League players attending the supper will receive a raffle ticket. Prizes include SHS baseball apparel, and “Bat Person of the Game” honors at a SHS home baseball game.

Summer baseball The Southington Hurricanes are now evaluating players for their 13U and 12U spring AAU travel team. For more information, contact Jim or Ron at (860) 426-2710.

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Snow Views

Former Mount Southington instructor has quite a tale to tell By Dave Mongillo Special to The Citizen

“I first skied when I was three, at Mount Southington, with my mom and dad, who were instructors there, and I hated it,” recalled Dave Beckwith Jr. “I guess I’ve come a long way since that first cold day on the hill.” His Dad, Dave Sr. remembers taking young David to work at Mount Southington a few times after that. “He just didn’t like it, and he was too short to get on the T-bar, so it sort of dragged him uphill,” said the elder Beckwith. But, eventually, Dave Jr. would warm up to skiing. “One day, when Junior was 11, I was headed to the mountain and decided to take him with me,” said Dave Sr. “To my surprise he was good at it, had fun and liked to ski. That was the last time we had to make him come skiing.”

Dave Beckwith Jr’s. career in the ski world has taken him from neighboring Plainville, to New Hampshire, across the Pacific Ocean and, finally, back to New England where he is the Director of Golf and Snow Sports at Killington/Pico Mountain Resort in Vermont. Along the way, Beckwith has been a ski instructor at Mount Southington, starting when he was 15, and the youth program manager at the Wheeler Regional YMCA in Plainville. After graduating from Keene State College, Beckwith headed west, and then overseas. He worked in Okinawa and Korea as a program director for Camp Adventure, where he operated recreation venues for U.S. military personnel and their dependents. In 1995, Beckwith returned to California and became the Ski School Director

at Boreal Ridge Resort. After eight years in Truckee, California he moved to Washington State, where he was the Snow Sports Director at the Summit at Snoqualmie Resort. He held that post until last year, when he decided to settle in Killington. During his cross-country travels, Beckwith started on his Master’s Degree in Recreational Management at the University of Northern Iowa, but wasn’t driven to see it through. “The mountains called,” he said, “and I went back to skiing.” Beckwith was a member of the Board of Directors of the Outdoors for All Organization, a PSIA-w Technical Team Examiner, and a Divisional staff member for PSIA in California and Washington. In addition to skiing, Beckwith is a certified diver, a baseball and volleyball coach, and a back country exploration guide.

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While the Meriden Sports Reunion put the wraps on its 31st annual banquet in Meriden last week, the Southington Hall of Fame committee was just getting the ball rolling on its third. Southington, the Johnnycome-lately on the area Hall of Fame scene, still sees itself in the building phase of its institution. As Southington Hall of Fame committee chairman Dennis Stanek said March 20 after his group’s first meeting of 2012, “We’re moving fast; it’s more successful than I think any of us thought, (but) I think we’re in the fourth inning even though we’re in our third year.” Consequently, this year’s class, which will be inducted at the Aqua Turf Club in November, will roughly match the second, in terms of numbers: 10 athletes, two teams, one coach, one booster, two

posthumous. The class, which will be finalized in April, is smaller than the inaugural group of 22 individuals and two teams Southington inducted in 2010, but still much bigger than groups at other area halls. The Meriden Sportsmen and Lyman Hall, elder statesmen on the block, have no more than two or three

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Boys The American Gymnastics boys team had a strong showing at the state competition. The Level 4 team took first place, while the Level 6 team finished third. Each of the Level 4 boys contributed to the state championship. The following are the team’s all-around scores: Age 6-7: Robert DiNatale4th AA (Cheshire), Dylan Tu11th AA (Cheshire); Age 8-9: Max Renzi-2nd AA (Southington), Chase Galayda-5th AA (Southington), Samuel Willametz-11th AA (Berlin), Chase DiMaria-17th AA (Wolcott), Michael Bryant-19th AA (Berlin); Age 10-11: Tyler Spinelli-1st AA (Southington), Connor Daniels-2nd AA (Cheshire). Adding to the success of the weekend, all American Gymnastics athletes Level 5 or higher qualified for the regional championships. They are: Level 5, Age 7-9: Hadden Gaunt-3rd AA (Wethersfield); Age 10-11: Alexander Lipsky3rd AA (Plantsville); Level 6: Age 8-9: Emerson Suski-3rd

Left photo: The Level 4 state champions are, front row, from left: Max Renzi, Dylan Tu, Robert DiNatale. Back row, from left: Chase Galayda, Connor Daniels, Chase DiMaria, Tyler Spinelli. Right photo: The Level 6 thirdplace team is, from left: Kendar Serindag, Emerson Suski, Nathan Hughes. AA (Southington); Age 12-plus: Nathan Hughes-3rd AA (Prospect), Kendar Serindag5th AA (Middletown); Level 8, Age 14-15: William Wisti-3rd AA (Waterbury).

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Friday, March 30, 2012 — The Southington Citizen

Mets, Madoff, Manning, money By Kyle Swartz Special to The Citizen

Recent controversies in American sports highlight why some fans may prefer college and youth athletics to professional competition — top-level money changes everything. One NFL story which garnered nationwide attention was quarterback Peyton Manning changing teams and signing with the Denver Broncos. To his credit, Manning, an elite superstar, handled his free agency without self-promotional fanfare, in line with modesty he has maintained during his historically illustrious career. Readers should recall equally talented athletes who managed similar team-

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dence to Occupy-Wall-Street assertions that the social constitution of our country has come to favor too greatly the uber-wealthy. Elsewhere in the curious confluence of finances and sports, New York Mets owners Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz settled for $162 million with investigators of Bernie Madoff ’s Ponzi scheme. Longtime investors with Madoff, Wilpon and Katz had earned money through the disgraced financier and, due to Ponzi scheme reparation stipulations, reasonably had to pay much of it back. While generously given three years before fiscal penalties occur, the beleaguered owners must now contend with cash shortages for the Mets, besides Jose

Reyes’ departure and injuries to David Wright and Johan Santana. Which brings us back to football, where league leaders disciplined the New Orleans Saints harshly, but appropriately. Penalties for Louisiana’s NFL squad come after discovery that the organization had operated an illegal “bounty” system, which financially rewarded defensive players for badly injuring opponents. Why highly paid players wouldn’t normally be motivated enough to make hard, ingame tackles is beyond us. Of course, without money there would be no professional sports — or no professional anything. And many regrettable moments in our country’s athletics have

nothing to do with funds (aforementioned publicity blunders by LeBron and ARod were out of vanity, not greed). Still, all these pecuniary issues within pro sports — in which players are paid obscene sums compared to everyday salaries — understandably could turn away some viewers. This spring, as a break from Red Sox versus Yankees — teams with payrolls of $160 million and $196 million, respectively — we urge readers to attend local highschool baseball games. Here, competition refreshingly is about team-spirit and love of the game, and not whose autograph is worth the most. Kyle Swartz is editor of The North Haven Citizen, sister paper to The Southington Citizen.

shaped by the cost of putting on the accompanying, Southington organizers have tried to walk the line between making a big splash to get the event under full steam and going overboard. “When we first started this committee in 2009 that was my biggest concern,” said Stanek. “I didn’t want to blow through this in the first decade. I wanted this to move

forward. So our plan was to build it up in the beginning, come to a point where we have a fair number for a long period of time, then we’ll deal with it 20-25 years down the road.” Lyman Hall and the Meriden Sportsmen can lay claim to that vantage point. Each has remained an annual event. Each has benefitted from a deep candidate pool

and limited yearly selections. The Meriden Sportsmen canvas the old Meriden High School, the Platt-Maloney era that began in 1958 and Wilcox Tech. “It spans many different eras,” said Patsy Papandrea, chairman of the Sports Reunion dinner. “We’ve recognized players from the late

50s, 60s and now we’re getting into the 70s. If we can do that, it keeps the thing going.” Lyman Hall, which will hold its 30th annual induction this spring, has a school history that dates back to 1917. Yet LH is selective. Only 76 of its alumni have been

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switching circumstances less modestly, like LeBron James’ ill-fated “The Decision” or Alex Rodriguez announcing his new contract amidst the 2007 World Series. However, what might pique some is the monetary amount of Manning’s Denver deal. Not counting his endorsements— how ubiquitous Manning can be in TV ads — he already has made over $120 million from his past contracts with the Indianapolis Colts. Denver signed him to a five-year $96 million agreement. The tenuous nature of NFL contracts (not to mention the tenuous nature of his health) means that he likely won’t collect all that cash. Still, this only lends cre-

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Parks and Recreation Briefs

The Southington Parks & Recreation Department is located in the town hall at 75 Main St., in the basement. To make reservations, register or for more information, call the office at (860) 276-6219. Program details and mail-in registration forms are also available on the department’s webpage at .

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The 2012 Wayton Open Tennis Tournament will be held July 20-22 and July 27-29 at Southington High School. Men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles and women’s doubles will be available divisions. This tournament is open to the public and residents of all areas. Participants must be at least 13 years old. Registration is available online now through July 14 at . There is a fee to participate. Proceeds benefit The Wayton Open Scholarship Fund.

Dog obedience classes The Southington Parks &

Recreation Department will offer two types of dog obedience classes this spring. Both classes will be held on Thursday evenings, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, and June 7, 14 and 21 at The Summit at Plantsville, 261 Summit St. The instructor is Kevin Medeiros. “Puppy Kindergarten” classes for dogs 3-5 months old will run from 7 to 8 p.m. “Basic Dog Obedience” classes for dogs older than 5 months will run from 8 to 9 p.m. All dogs must have up-to-date vaccinations in order to participate. Class sizes are limited. Pre-registration and payment is required. For more information or to register, call the Parks & Recreation office at (860) 276-6219. Program details and a mail-in registration form are also available on the department’s webpage at .

Golf lessons

Lessons will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for ages 7-14 and from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. for ages 15 to adult. The instructor is PGA professional John Vitale. There is a fee to participate. Class sizes are limited. Pre-registration and payment is required. For more information or to register, call the Parks & Recreation office at (860) 276-6219. Program details and online registration are also available on the department’s webpage at www.southington. org .

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The Southington Parks & Recreation Department will offer lessons for golfers ages 7 to adult. There will be five classes held on Thursday evenings, May 17, 24, 31, and June 7 and 14 at Highland Golf Range, 1794 West St.



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enshrined. And, unlike the other area halls, the Trojans do not wed their induction with a banquet. They hold their ceremony in the school auditorium. “Candidly, it comes down to money. Our philosophy is this is about Lyman Hall and its legacy. We wanted to make sure people weren’t burdened having to pay for a dinner,” said committee chairman Steve Hoag. “We batted around doing dinners, but you defeat the purpose when you minimize the people who are coming. Our philosophy has always been keep it free.” Ultimately, for every area Hall of Fame, the principal aim becomes “keep it going.”


Friday, March 30, 2012 — The Southington Citizen

YMCA Briefs Eight Weeks to a Better You Eight Weeks to a Better You is a free fitness program offered by the Southington Community YMCA through collaboration with the Southington Health Department. Participants must be a Southington resident 18 years and older. This program is open to non-YMCA members. Female participants have the option of using the Southington YMCA’s Women’s Health and Wellness Center. Participants will be guided through a fitness consultation and equipment orientation by certified staff and progress will be charted. The program runs from April 23 to June 15, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Babysitting service is available for a fee. Registration begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 7, and must be made in person at the Membership Services desk, 29 High St. Enrollment in this program is limited to one session per participant. Space is limited. For more information, call (860) 628-5597.

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Spring program registration Registration for the Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA’s Spring 2 Program Session will begin for full members on Saturday, March 31, at 8 a.m. Program member registration will begin on Saturday, April 7, at 8 a.m. The Spring 2 Program Session runs from April 23 through June 17. Registration for current members is available online at or in

person at the Membership Services Desk.

Sloper after school On Tuesday, April 24, the “Sloper After School” program returns to the YMCA Camp Sloper Outdoor Center. The program is a drop-in event open to all middle school and high school teens in Southington. This program is available to all Southington residents, both YMCA members and nonmembers. The Sloper After School program offers a variety of the very best camp activities including basketball, volleyball, ultimate frisbee, kickball, frisbee golf, and whiffle ball. In addition, the skate park and BMX park will be open. The Sloper After School program will be run from the end of the school day until 6 p.m. The YMCA will offer a bus for transportation from DePaolo Middle School, Kennedy Middle School, and Southington High School. Those students who will take the bus must complete a permission slip and return it to the school office in order to board the bus to camp. Parents must pick their children up by 6 p.m. All participants must sign

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YMCA Camp Sloper, 1000 East St., will be running an April Vacation Camp from April 9 to April 13 featuring five camps: art camp, fortbuilding camp, horseback riding camp, rocket science camp, and building block camp. The art, fortbuilding, and rocket science camps are available for campers in grades two through five. Building block and horseback riding camps are for campers in grades two through six. Campers will be dropped off at 9 a.m. at YMCA Camp Sloper and spend the day participating in their camp-specific activities until 3 p.m. Horseback riding camp will be bused to Hayes Equestrian Center to learn riding and grooming skills from of 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The afternoon will be spent participating in other traditional camp activities and free activity. A full registration packet

for this camp is available at the Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA, 29 High St. A current YMCA membership is required to attend April Vacation Camp. Members of other YMCA pay the program member rate for the program. There is no bus transportation provided for this week of camp. Early morning and afternoon care is available at YMCA Camp Sloper throughout the entire week for an additional fee. For extended care participants, morning drop off can be anytime after 6:30 a.m. and pickup must be by 5:30 p.m. For further questions, contact Linda Roy, at YMCA Camp Sloper at (860) 621-8194, ext. 305 or .

Fling, featuring a dance; and Tuesday, June 12, archery and boating. There will be no rain dates for any of the Sloper After School events. If you have any questions, please contact Jay Jaronko, outdoor center program director, at (860) 621-8194 ext. 308 or by e-mail at jjaronko@ .



Clubs and organizations are invited to submit information about regular meetings and special events to The Southington Citizen to be published free of charge. Listings can be sent to, faxed to (860) 621-3660 or sent to 40 N. Main St., Southington, CT 06489. Please include a name and contact number.

March 30 Friday

Legion dinner — American Legion Post 72 serves Friday night dinners at the Legion Post, 66 Main St., from 5 to 8 p.m. Take-out orders are also available; if patrons purchase four dinners, the fifth is free. To find out what the meal is that week, call the Legion Post, at (860) 621-4243. Tickets can

be purchased at the door or prepaid at the lounge during the week. Pasta fagioli dinner — St. Thomas School, 133 Bristol St., will be holding its annual pasta fagioli fundraiser every Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., during the Lenten Season. It began on Friday, Feb. 24 and will run through Friday, March 30 (Good Friday is excluded.) There is a ticket price per person and includes all-you-can-eat pasta fagioli, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Information: call (860) 877-2004.



Benefit dinner - Team Jill Spaghetti Dinner will be held Saturday, March 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Southington Fire House, 72 River St. to Benefit Multiple Sclerosis Society. Ticket price includes pasta, salad,

bread, and beverage. There is a cost to attend and 5 and under are free. There will be raffle prizes and bake sale as well. Tickets will be sold at the door or by contacting Jill at (860) 793-6685. Bluegrass concert— A bluegrass concert, featuring the music of CrossOver and Charter Oak bluegrass bands is scheduled at First Baptist Church of Southington, 581 Meriden Ave., Saturday, March 31, at 7 p.m. This is the first time the Charter Oak Band will be joining CrossOver giving an evening of bluegrass music with a twist of country. Both bands are comprised of veteran performers who have played together for some time. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets may be purchased by calling the church office, at (860) 628-8121 or at the door. Elks awards banquet — The Southington Elks Lodge

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No. 1669, 114 Main St., will hold its Annual Installation of Officers and Awards Banquet on Saturday, March 31. There is a cost to attend and tickets are available in the Elks Lodge Taproom, call (860) 628-6682. For additional information, call Jim Marenzana at (860) 558-3598. Easter extravaganza — The American Legion Auxiliary Junior Girl’s Easter Extravaganza will be held on Saturday, March 31, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain date is April 7) on the Southington Drive-In grounds, 935 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike. There is a cost for admission. For more information, contact Lindsey Starr at (860) 621-4409. Jaycee Easter egg hunt — The Southington Jaycees are hosting their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31. Easter bunny is scheduled to arrive via fire truck at 9:45 a.m. and the hunt will begin prompt-

ly at 10 a.m. It will be held at Jaycee Park, Union Street. It is for ages 10 and under. Admission is free, however it is encouraged to bring a nonperishable, non-expired, kid’s snack food item to be donated to Southington Community Services. Rain date will be Sunday, April 1, at 1 p.m. at Jaycee Park. Over 7,000 Easter eggs and raffle prizes as well. For more info, please contact President Kerri Dynder at (781) 975-1546. Nutmeg Depression Glass Club — The Nutmeg Depression Glass Club meets on the third Tuesday of each month, except June through August at the Masonic Temple, 96 Main St., Southington. Guests or persons interested in becoming new members are welcome at any of the meetings. Information call (860) 628-5389 or e-mail to See Calendar, next page



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Calendar Continued from page 46 Southington ARC dinner dance — The ARC of Southington will be holding its 20th Annual Dinner Dance Fundraiser at the Aqua Turf Club Saturday, March 31, from 7 p.m. to midnight. All proceeds benefit The Arc of Southington. Special guest Al Terzi from News 3 will be the guest speaker. There will be a raffle and silent auction. Call (860) 628-9220 for ticket or donation information. There is a cost to attend. Stroll down Easter Lane — The Merchants of Downtown Southington invite the public to “Stroll down Easter Lane� on Saturday March 31, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Easter Bunny will be hopping around and participating downtown businesses will have special sales, giveaways and drawings as well as treats for the kids. Feel free to bring your Easter baskets.

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American Legion Easter breakfast — American Legion Post 72, 66 Main St., will be hosting an Easter breakfast on Sunday, April 1, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Breakfast items will include omelets, eggs of any style, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, homefries, toast, bacon, sausage, has, coffee, and juice. There is a cost. Pancake breakfast — A pancake breakfast with fixings will be held at the Plantsville Fire House, 120 W. Main St., on Sunday, April 1 from 7 to 11 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door and children 6 and under are free.

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Asset seminar — The Southington Public Library will be hosting a free seminar, “How To Protect Your Assets Should You Need Long-Term Care,� on Wednesday, April 4, at 6 p.m. Registration is suggested for this program. Visit the online calendar at, or call (860) 628-0947 ext. 5 the Reference/Information desk. Business lecture series Lincoln College of New England, 2279 Mt. Vernon Road, Southington, begins a lecture series on Wednesday, April 4, from 6 to 7 p.m. Small business marketing on social media, the first in a series of lectures on business topics, will be presented by Nick Hahn. During the LCNE lecture, Hahn will speak about the most current opportunities for small business marketing using social media. The lecture is

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Eagle Scout recognized

Damien M. Prescott, of Troop 45 of Southington, achieved the rank of Eagle Scout on Nov. 8. During his time in scouting, Damien earned 35 merit badges and held various leadership positions such as patrol leader, chaplain’s aid, quartermaster, librarian, scribe, and troop guide. He has also received the Arrow of Light and 50 Miler award. Prescott’s Eagle Scout project plan was to do a humanitarian-type project, which required a lot of thinking “outside the box.” Even when faced with the possibility that the project would not be approved, he pressed on with determination until it was finally approved on Sept. 6, 2010. His project was to put into place a campout and training program for the boys of Connecticut Junior Republic of Waterbury. CJR is a private, non-profit organization that helps at-risk, special needs, and troubled youth to become productive members of their communities. He titled his project “Intro to Camping.” His goal was to put a training program in place, so that each year the CJR boys could do their own Intro to Camping and carry on a legacy of learning. The training the CJR teen boys received was tent setup and use, basic first aid, lashings and knots, axe/hatchet use and safety, building a campfire, and outdoor cooking. Prescott’s’s motto for his Eagle Scout project was, “Give a man a fish; you fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you fed him for a lifetime.” Prescott is a junior at E.C. Goodwin Technical High School and a student in their four-year plumbing and heating trade. Recently he took and received a very high score on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test, which will allow him to join the Air Force once he completes high school. Prescott will be recognized for his Eagle Rank at a Court of Honor being held at Tabernacle Christian Church of Southington on Saturday, April 14.

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On March 3, the Italian Rosary Society hosted “Festa della Donna” International Women’s Day at Testa’s Restaurant for the first time in Southington. This day is recognized in various countries in the world to celebrate womanhood and all their accomplishments. The Italian Rosary Society Committee members were presented with a Council Citation by Town Council Chairman Edward S. Pocock III for their services. The proceeds will be donated to families in need in the community. The committee members with Pocock are, from left, Antonietta Barbato, Clementina Mennone, Maria DiChello, Pierina Kowalcyzk, Pocock, Anna Lopreiato, Assunta Votino, Assunta Laurelli.


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Obituaries Judith Howard Judith M. (Erickson) Howard, 70, of Southington and Marblehead, Mass., died peacefully surrounded by her family March 10, 2012, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury. She was born in Cambridge, Mass., on May 22, 1941, to the late David and Marion (O’Hara) Erickson, she had been a longtime Southington resident. She was a graduate of Marblehead High School. She is survived by her son, Thomas Howard and wife, Kim and their two sons, Finnegan and Eamonn, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and her daughter, Rebecca D’Averso and husband, Eric, and their two children, Samantha and Ryan, of Southington; her sister, Jean Smith and husband, Francis, of Manteno, Ill.; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and special friends. The funeral was held March 13, 2012, at the Plantsville Funeral Home, Plantsville. Burial was held March 15, 2012, in Waterside Cemetery, Marblehead, Mass.

Herbert Helms Herbert Helms, 84, of Southington and formerly of West Hartford, died March 10, 2012, surrounded by his family at Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain. He was the beloved and loving husband of Joan (Seymour) Helms for 58 years. He was born April 12, 1927, son of the late Hans and Anna (Munch) Helms. He was a graduate of Hartford Trade School and State Technical Institute. He retired from Cooper Industries as a Tooling Specialist Engineer. He belonged to the Farmington Tunxis Bowling League. After his retirement he drove a van for the Talcott Mountain Science Center and a special ed van for the town of West Hartford. He also volunteered for Meals on Wheels in West Hartford for eight years and was a volunteer at Southington Bread for Life for 10 years. Previously, he was on the Spring Lake Village Condo No. 8 Association Board. He was an active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church for 10 years and had been a member of St.

James’s Episcopal Church in West Hartford for almost 50 years. In his spare time he loved tending to his garden and traveling. He had an abiding interest in steam trains, trolley cars and was a World War II buff. He adored spending time with his family and they always came first. His grandchildren affectionately referred to him as “Boppy”. Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Julie Poulin and her husband, Daniel and Karen DiDomenico and her husband, Jeffrey, all of Southington; his five grandchildren, Danielle Griswold and her husband, Kevin, Shawn Poulin, Lisa Kohanski and her husband, Brian, Cory DiDomenico and girlfriend, Stephanie Cyr and Steven DiDomenico; a greatgrandchild, Kassidy Griswold and a nephew, Kenneth Hanscom, of W. Hartford. He was predeceased by a sister, Gertrude Hanscom and niece, Sharon Hanscom. A memorial service was held March 21, 2012, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Burial was at the convenience of the family. DellaVecchia Funeral Home, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations can be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 145 Main St., Southington, CT 06489.

Benjamin Norwid Benjamin R. Norwid, 88, of Southington, died March 15, 2012, at the Southington Care Center. He was the beloved husband of Theresa (Beaulieu) Norwid. He was born Jan. 3, 1924, in Ansonia, he was the son of the late Charles and Agnes (Lastauskas) Norwid. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Navy. He was employed by the Farrel Co. for 43 years retiring in 1986. He was a member of the Calendar House and traveled around the world with Theresa. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Cecilia Norwid, of Griswold; two stepchildren, Nancy Massuci and husband, John, of Southington and Maureen Paradis, of Bristol; a nephew, Alan Norwid and wife, Martha and their children, Christopher and Michael, of Cheshire; three step- grandchildren, Melanie and Corey Massuci and Sean Paradis; two step-

great-grandchildren; a sister-inlaw Lillian Norwid of Ansonia and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, John Norwid and two sisters, Mary Hogan and Anne Burke. The funeral was held at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington and burial with military honors was at St. Thomas Cemetery.

Doris Bell Doris V. (Hartford) Bell, 90, of Plantsville, died peacefully March 17, 2012, at Southington Care Center. She was the wife of the late Clarence J. Bell for 56 years. She was born in Southington Dec. 9, 1921, to the late Harold and Annetta (Aspinall) Hartford, she had been a lifelong Southington resident. She served her country as a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. She retired from Viking Aluminum after 20 years of service and was a longtime member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Doris was an avid UCONN Women’s Basketball and Boston Red Sox fan. She is survived by three sons, James Bell and his wife, Susan Batten-Bell, of Goode, Va., Ron Bell, of Southington and Terry Bell, of Meriden; a daughter, Sandra Rizzo and her husband, David Pascall, of Southington; a brother, Harold E. Hartford and his wife, Vera, of Canton; a sister, Shirley Goldsmith and her husband, Alden, of Plainville; and seven nieces and nephews; 10 grandchildren, Kim Vinson, Chris Bell, Lisa Rizzo, Michael Rizzo, Nicholas Rizzo, JoieMarie Mazurek, Timothy Bell, Robert Bell, Jeffrey Bell and Ryan Bell and nine great-grandchildren; Nicholas, Nathan and Callia Borkowski; Madelynn Vinson, and Emma and Avery Bell, James and Jake Mazurek and Nathan Bell. The funeral was held March 20, 2012, at the Plantsville Funeral Home, Plantsville. A funeral service was held March 22, 2012, at the St. Paul`s Episcopal Church, Southington. Burial with full military honors followed in Oak Hill Cemetery, Southington. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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


HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM Seamless Gutters/Downspouts Gutter cleaning/repairs Accepting all credit cards. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

GUTTERS DON’T WORK IF THEY’RE DIRTY For gutter cleaning, call Kevin at (203) 440-3279 Fully insured. CT Reg. #569127.

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

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

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MGW HOME IMPROVEMENT Kitchens & Baths, Painting, Windows/Doors, Interior Remodeling, Gutters, Drywall, Decks/Porches & Basements Call MGW!” CT Reg #631942 203 886-8029 DAVE’S CARPENTRY Repairs,roofing,siding, additions & foundations. 860-628-7795 or 860-302-4778. #623748 Free est & reas rates. BEGO’S Masonry Retaining Walls, Brick and Block works Fireplace, Chimneys, Stairs, Stoops, Sidewalks, Masonry Repair and much more. Free est. 20yrs exp. CT# 601857 203-754-5034 or 203-565-7129

HAVE DUMP TRUCK- Will carry out junk, debris, furniture, appliances, etc. We Take It All! Free Estimates. Call Ed.

LANDSCAPING SPRING Clean Ups Mowing, hedge trimming, brush, shrub & tree removal. Dump Runs. Junk Removal. Don 203-235-1318 DE CA LANDSCAPING ● Patios & Walks ● Spring Clean Up ● Lawn Mowing, Mulching We provide reliable service. (203) 630-1294 (203) 886-6566 Ins., Free Estimates. CT #624716 EXTREME LANDSCAPING Fall Cleanups, Vac Truck, Hedge Trim & more. Snowplowing. Com /Res. Great rates. Free estimates. Call Walter 203-619-2877 SPRING CLEAN UPS Starting now! NORM THE GARDENER (203) 265-1460

$31.99 (tax incl) Lawn Care Services THE FAMOUS EL GUAPO’S JUNK REMOVAL As seen on TV and You Tube. 203-440-0239 or 860-324-0874

Pete In The Pickup Year Round Junk Removal No Job too Big/Small We Do it All 203-886-5110


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

Most yards .5 acres or less. Cut, trim. Plus blow off driveways & walkways. Larger property? Free est. 860-919-2018 RICK’S AFFORDABLE MOWING, CLEAN-UPS, MULCH, BRUSH, PRICKER & SMALL TREE REMOVAL. TRIM HEDGES. CLEAN GUTTERS AND POWERWASH. 203-530-4447 BILL RUDOLPH LANDSCAPING Landscape Design & Renovations, Retaining Walls, Walkways, Patios, Drainage & Backhoe Work. In Business 40 Yrs. Free Est, Reasonable Rates. Lic #563661. Call 203-237-9577.


CHEVROLET Colorado 2006 Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Sunrms, Additions

Quad Cab. Black Beauty. Z-71 Package. Stock# 12352A $16,999 (203) 235-1669

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790


HYUNDAI Santa Fe 2004

MR. HANDY Home Improvement & Repairs. No Job Too Small. CT Reg #624078 Call Larry (860) 877-5678 MGW HOME IMPROVEMENT Kitchens & Baths, Painting, Windows/Doors, Interior Remodeling, Gutters, Drywall, Decks/Porches & Basements Call MGW!” CT Reg #631942 203 886-8029

Only 60K. Leather, Sunroof, Heated Seats. Local. Just Traded. Stock# P3975A $11,999 (203) 235-1669

Hardscapes,Pavers,Ret Walls Pro Concrete Craftsman Visit (203) 294-9889 CT#612218

POLISH/ENGLISH speaking woman to clean house w/care. 3rd cleaning 50% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. 860-538-4885

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

A Marketplace ad is an easy way to sell your merchandise, and it’s easy on your wallet, too.

SOTO CLEANING SERVICES, LLC, COMMERCIAL CLEANING & FLOOR CARE - Fully insured. Free estimates. 203-213-3167


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


DO NOT Freeze this WINTER! Call Duane Plumbing, heating & cooling. Annual furnace & boiler tune-ups & cleanings. Quality work. Major credit cards. Low rates. Call 203379-8944 #400335-S1

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

RELIABLE, Experienced person to clean homes. Detailed cleaning with a personal touch. Over 20 years experience. Excellent refs. Call Beth (203) 639-1870

Chevrolet S-10 2003 V6 Pickup, Long Bed, AC, Auto, Bed Cover, Pwr Steering Stock# 859 $6,500 203-634-7878

Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Sunrms, Additions

JUNK REMOVAL &MORE! We remove Furniture, Appliances, And Entire contents of: Homes*Sheds* Estates* Attics, Basements *Garages, & more. **Spring Yard Clean-ups.** Call for a Free Estimate 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

LANDSCAPING LAWNGENTLEMEN.COM Expert Mowing, Landscaping, Cleanups, Patios/walkways, Tree removal, CT#0630132 (860) 302-6220 LAWN MOWING $30 Most neighborhood lawns, spring clean ups. senior citizen discounts. Call Ed 860-302-8847 A&A Property Maintenance Spring Clean-Ups. Tree Removal. Shrub & hedge trimming. Give us a call - we do it all! 860-305-9112 or 203-499-9813 GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 cell 860-558-5430 A KYLE LANDSCAPING Affordable lawn care in Meriden & Wallingford.Ins.CT # 622733. Call for est (860) 637-7294 JOE’S LAWN CARE, LLC Spring clean up, mowing, mulching, landscape work. Res/Com 203-631-7444 Licensed, fully insured. #563805

LAWN & LANDSCAPE SVCS COMMERCIAL ,Condos, Apts 203-294-9889 CT Lic 006150 TREE PROBLEMS? Broken limbs, hangers, we specialize in difficult takedowns. Professional climbers, Fully licensed & Ins. Call for your free quote. Ask for Jimmy. Accelerated Landscaping, Inc. Celebrating our 25th Yr in business. Veteran & Senior discounts. Calll 860-982-4819.

IF YOU MENTION THIS AD SPRING YARD CLEAN-UPS Brush, Branches, Leaves, winter mess...Make your yard shine!!

**JUNK REMOVAL** Appl’s, Furniture, Junk, Debris, etc WE CAN REMOVE ANYTHING Entire house to 1 item removed! CALL FOR FREE ESTIMATES 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218


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AFFORDABLE Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves.

Appliance Repairs

Will Deliver


JM LAWNCARE Spring Cleanups, Lawn Mowing, Trimming, mulching, planting and more. Comm & Res. Call for free est 860-796-8168


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

JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Top Quality Work. Full Lawn Maintenance. Spring is here call for your free estimates today! Licensed & insured. 203-213-6528 Reg #616311

LAWN & GARDEN J&J Lawn Services- Res & Comm. Lawn cutting. Spring & fall cleanup. Weekly or bi-weekly svs. Neighborhood discounts given. Shrub clipping & flower bed maint. Owner operated. Fully ins. Call John 203-376-6764 SPRING CLEANUPS Lawn Mowing. Weekly, biweekly, monthly. You decide. Please call 203-630-2152.

WE take pride in our work and in pleasing the customer. Call Tim (203) 715-1925 for all your plumbing & heating needs. Licensed & Insured # 0285945P-1

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

A-1 Quality Powerwashing HOT WATER, LOW RATES

RAINBOW PAINTING Rental Property turnover repaints, int, ext, commercial. Popcorn ceiling repairs. Powerwashing, wallpaper removal. Quality work at fair prices. HIC#0564831 Scott 203-623-2941. L & E PAINTING. Professional and Affordable. Lic & ins. Call Trevor 203-938-3789. CT Reg #623250.

BULLDOGS, Yorkie, Yorkie-Poo, Schnoodles, Boston Terrier, J Russells, Dachshund, Chihuahua, Shih Tzu, Labs, Boxers & mixed breeds. $250+. 860-930-4001

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



Roofing, Siding, Windows, Decks Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634 Fully Lic & Ins Reg #577319

Call Dennis 203-630-0008

SAVE NOW- Spring Special We do it all! Roofing, siding & more. Alex Home Improvement Free est. 203-631-8810 #583177 THERRIEN REMODELING Garages, Additions, Roofing, Windows, Doors. References, Ins. CT#544609 203-238-9264 Celebrating our 25th Year!

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

203-639-0032 joe@ Fully license/insured. Reg #HIC577319

The Powerwashing Kings Others Wash - We Clean! 203-631-3777 860-839-1000 POWERWASHING Houses, decks, fences. Local co., satisfaction guar. Insured. Olsen Oil & Power Washing 203-272-2699

POWER WASHING Is Spring Cleaning On the outside. FREE ESTIMATES.#569127 Call Kevin 203-440-3279


Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Sunrms, Additions

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

SERVICES OFFERED LAWNGENTLEMEN.COM Expert Mowing, Landscaping, Cleanups, Patios/walkways, Tree removal, CT#0630132 (860) 302-6220

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



PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING Specializing in Wood/Aluminum siding. Low rates. Reg#533474. Call Dennis 203-630-0008

Gonzalez Construction

BOARD & LESSON SPECIALS Rosehaven Stables, LLC Meriden 203-238-1600


Roofing, Siding & Gutters Accepting all credit cards. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

O’CONNOR HOME IMPROVEMENT, LLC 203-639-0231 Lic. & ins. Free est. Work performed by owner. CT Reg #602521 CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality-LOWEST Price Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Additions ●Credit cards accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #0632415

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

SIDING CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality-LOWEST Price Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Additions ●Credit cards accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #0632415

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

DARK WOOD kitchen table 60 X 40. Good condition $75 LIGHT WOOD kitchen table 60 X 36. Fair condition $50. Call 203-237-3469 RECLINING SOFA Beige/Brown Plaid With Matching Rocker Recliner Good Condition $250. 203-269-0742


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



HOME Solutions $500 off a new roof w/ this ad. Great prices, free est. LIC & INS HIC #0631419. 203-631-2991




MASONRY ANTHONY’’S Masonry Lic & Ins. Chimneys, stone work, pavers, r et a i n i n g w a l l s , co n c r e t e , walks. 203-808-2129 #617425 PAUL’S MASONRY New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplaceS. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281 LULO'S MASONRY - Walkways, stairs, patios, swimming pools, chimneys, and more. Repairs. Free estimates. Licensed. CT Reg #0608431. 203-271-2411 BEGO’S Masonry Retaining Walls, Brick and Block works Fireplace, Chimneys, Stairs, Stoops, Sidewalks, Masonry Repair and much more. Free est. 20yrs exp. CT# 601857 203-754-5034 or 203-565-7129 JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 27 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498 W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry CT Reg # 0626708 Call 203-235-4139 CHIMNEY Cleaning. Masonry repairs, re-lining, caps, dampers. Free est. Ins. Lic. #575553. Strictly Chimneys LLC 860-829-0128


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

Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Sunrms, Additions

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

NISSAN Pathfinder 2003 SNOW PLOWING SALT - $130 per Yard. Sand/salt 7:2 DOT mix, $65 per yard, picked up. 100% Calcium chloride icemelt - Safest for concrete! $16.50 per 50lb. bag. Pallet prices available. 24/7. Call 203-238-9846

V6, Leather, Sunroof. Heated Seats. Very Sharp! Stock# 12480A $11,990 (203) 235-1669

DASCHUND puppies for sale, five, 2 fem, 3 male. Pieball and black & tan. 38 yrs breeding exp. Ready to go, 8 wks old. $595 each. 203-891-7084 GERMAN Shepard & Husky mix Puppies! $650. or $750. for blue eyes. Call for info 203915-7950

TREE SERVICES YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Registered. Insured. 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159 A&A Property Maintenance Spring Clean-Ups. Tree Removal. Shrub & hedge trimming. Give us a call - we do it all! 860-305-9112 or 203-499-9813 PROPERTY TREE REMOVAL SERVICE Stump grinding, hazardous removal, hangers, chipping, crane service. 20 yrs exp. We’ll beat any written est. Fully ins. Free est 203-509-9408 NEW England Tree Service LLC, fully licensed & insured. Top quality work, 24 hr storm service. Refs avail. Free est. CT Reg 570899. Call (203) 699-TREE

PRICKER REMOVAL RICK’S AFFORDABLE Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or too small. 11 yrs experience. 203-530-4447 TREE PROBLEMS? Broken limbs, hangers, we specialize in difficult takedowns. Professional climbers, Fully licensed & Ins. Call for your free quote. Ask for Jimmy. Accelerated Landscaping, Inc. Celebrating our 25th Yr in business. Veteran & Senior discounts. Calll 860-982-4819.

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 31 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775 GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430

AUTOMOBILES WANTED CASH for your Toyota, Honda or Nissan. Any Condition! Running or not! Will consider other makes & models, motorcycles, ATV’s, etc. 203-600-4431 FORD T-Bird 56’, Peacock blue (matching Vin). Hard top (porthole)/soft top, excellent condition, exterior/interior. Contact after 4 pm. 203-213-6888.

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES Top quality. Working lines. 4 Males, 1 Female, taking deposits now. Ready March 26th. Shots, tattooed. AKC reg. Guaranteed. $1000. Serious inquiries please. (860) 655-0889

PETS & LIVESTOCK ATTENTION DOG OWNERS! Dog Obedience Classes starting April 9 at Cheshire Park & Rec. Bruce Gianetti & Phil Huntington, Instructors. Call 203-272-2743 9am-4pm. After 6pm call 203-235-4852.


TIRES (4): P225/60R16, $100 203-265-5321


WANTED TO BUY HORSE LOVERS EXCEPTIONAL Riding opportunity in exchange for 6-8 hours per week. AM and PM time needed. 203-213-8833 or 203-272-6593


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

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

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

HOT TUB: 2012 Model, 6 Person, 46 Jets, Waterfall, LED Lighting, Ozonator, All Options W/Cover, Brand New - Still In Package, Never Hooked Up. Full Warranty. Original Cost $8000, Sacrifice $3500. Can Deliver. 203-232-8778


BOATS & MOTORS JON Boat 14 Ft w/6HP Evinrudet elec, Trolling Motor, Trailer & extras. $2,000.00 Neg. Also 6HP Mercury, like new $800. Call 203-237-6645 or cell at 203-631-1938.

COUNTER TOP, Stainless Steel Sink & Hutch. 1 yr old. 59 square feet. $400. Call for more details, 203-213-1409 DOWN Comforter Dubet, Pillows & Shams. King. Cleaned. $350 Value - $80. 203 235-4755

203-238-3499 SPRING Vacation with horses. Rap A Pony Farm, Mon-Thurs 9noon, April 16 thru 19. Program includes daily lessons, safety around horses, grooming, mini trail rides. $200/wk. 203-2653596. Special English & Western lessons $350 for 10 lessons.

LAWN & GARDEN AGWAY Riding lawn mower. 12 1/2HP, 38” cut. With bagger attachments. Needs motor work. $100. Call (203) 265-6166

2ND GENERATION Buys old paintings & prints, lamps, jewelry, Meriden & Winchester items. Old advertisement, estate items. 203-639-1002 2ND GENERATION Buys old toys, lamps & lamp parts, jewelry, estate items, glass, China, sterling. 203-639-1002 Always Buying All Contents of Estates. Antique, old toys & collectibles. furniture, costume jewelry, etc. Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 S. Orchard St. Wallingford. 203-379-8731 or 203-284-3786 Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm


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


WALLINGFORD Evergreene condo. 2 Br, quiet end unit. W/D hookup, appliances & newer carpet. $850. per mnth. No dogs. 203-284-3757.

APARTMENTS FOR RENT Always Buying, Old, used and antique handtools. Carpentry, Machinist, Engraving and Workbench tools. If you have old or used tools that are no longer being used, call with confidence. Fair & friendly offers made in your home. Please call Cory 860-322-4367

Flanders West Apts

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

203-235-8431 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

Swords, Daggers, etc


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

HOME SWEET HOMES Meriden 2, 3 Br apts. From $695. Off St. parking, recently rennovated. Call 203-886-8808.

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden 4 bdrm, 2 bath, 3rd Fl apt. $1175. per month + Sec & Utils. Call 203-886-8808. MERIDEN -1-2 BR Hubbard Park Central Air/Heat. 775 West Main Street. $795-$995/mo. + utils. No pets. Call Chino 203-4403483 or Niki 203-992-5605. MERIDEN -1-2 BR Hubbard Park Central Air/Heat. 775 West Main Street. $795-$995/mo. + utils. No pets. Call Chino 203-4403483 or Niki 203-992-5605. MERIDEN -WALLINGFORD LINE Large, 2 BR Luxury Condos. Laundry. No pets. $875 + utilities Call 203-245-9493 MERIDEN 1 bd. Ideal for 1 person. Incl H & H , AC & electric. No pets. $800 per mnth + sec. Call 203-213-5000.

Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome

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

HOUSES FOR RENT WALLINGFORD 2BR RANCH 1.5 bath. Stove & refrig. Finished bsmt. $1,300/mo+sec & utils. 203-410-3980 or 203-265-7546

MERIDEN 3 BR - 1st Fl, 6 Rms. Appliances. WD Hookup. Off street parking for 1 vehicle. No pets. $900 per month plus security. Call 203-605-8591 MERIDEN 3+ BR 2 Baths, 2 LRs Laundry Rm. Newly Remodeled Townhouse. All Hardwood flrs. Off street parking, WD hookups, Franklin Street. 203-634-6550


BUYING Old machinist tools, lathes, bench tools, hand tools, much more. (203) 525-0608



MERIDEN 1 BR, 2 BR & Studio Starting at $595 per month. Heat & HW incl. Off street parking 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 1 BR, 3rd Floor - $625 2 BR, 1st Floor - $775 Plus deposit. Off-street parking. No pets. Call 203-605-5691 MERIDEN 1 BR, LR, Kitchen, Bath. 2nd Fl. Lease & sec deposit req. No pets. $695/ monthly. Call 203 238-9772 MERIDEN 1 BR. Big rooms. Big Closets. Nice and clean. Broad Street. Walk to Stop & Shop. Shared laundry. 2 mos security + application fee. No pets. $650/mo. Call 203-284-0597

MERIDEN Crown Village 2 BR 1st Floor. Heat & Hot Water included. New paint & Carpeting throughout. Sec & ref. Section 8 approved. 203-269-1508. MERIDEN Large 2 BR Apartment 2nd Floor. Hdwd floors, WD Hookup, Off St Parking. 38 Summer Street. (203) 223-0333 MERIDEN- West side, 1 BR, 2nd FL. Includes Heat, HW & Elec. Oak Flooring. Very Clean! $860 / mo+sec 203-630-3823 12pm8pm or MERIDEN-1, 3 & 4 BR apts. Quiet bldg, off St park. Security based on rental history. Available now! Call 203-9036413 or 203-641-8483. MERIDEN. Lge studio apt, private entrance, $625/mo includes heat and electric. On bus line. No pets. 203-982-3042. MERIDEN: 3BR, New paint, New Carpet, New Windows, Off street parking. Washer/dryer hook up. $975/mo. Randolph Ave near Hanover Ave. Busline. 203-996-7379 NEW BRITAIN 1 MONTH FREE RENT Ask for details. 1, 2 & 3 BRs available. Totally remodeled Townhouses. 24 hr maintenance. Laundry facility on site. We accept Section 8 and small pets. Call 860-224-4366 SOUTH Meriden 1st Floor Be the first to live in this newly remodeled apt. Kitchen with tile floor and new appliances, including washer & dryer. Dining room & Living room, both with hdwd flrs. 2 BR, carpeted. 1 Bath w/tile floors. $1100/ month with deposit & 1st month rent. Call 203-235-5653 WALLINGFORD 1 BR. Kitchen w/All new appls, incl Dishwasher & Micro. New bath. Hdwd flrs. Off st parking. HW incl. $795. No dogs. (203) 430-0340 WALLINGFORD 1st fl, 2BR. Appls, hookups. Off st. parking. Dead end st. No pets. Very clean! $875 Garage extra. Owner/Agent 203-269-7348 WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 4 Rooms, 2nd floor. Recently remodeled. Stove/Fridge, Porches, Hookups. No smoking. No pets. $895 + Security. 860-663-1389 WALLINGFORD 2nd Fl. Quiet, great location. Lg kitchen. BR/LR combo. Patio, parking. Avail 5/1. No pets or smoking. $700 + utils. (203) 269-9755




WLFD. 5 large rooms, hdwd flrs, w/d hookups, 1st & 2nd flrs avail, parking. No pets. Good credit. Lease, sec. $795. Kowalski Co. Realtors (203) 265-5671

ELECTRICAL ENGINEER Industrial Plant Tired of traveling & want to work from a single location industrial plant or just seeking greater responsibility? This 1st shift opportunity with a well established rolling mill in North Haven,CT may be for you.

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Includes Heat, HW, Elec, Kit Priv. East Side. Off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or MERIDEN. Clean and quiet, on bus line. $500/mo includes utils. No pets. (203) 982-3042


CANCUN, MEXICO 2 Bed., 2 1/2 Baths. Presidental Suite, up to six people. Oceanfront view. Balcony. Great for spring break. All inclusive. All the drinks and food you want, 24 hrs a day. For 6 people. $155 day each or $6,500 for 7 nights 8 days. Call 860-628-0057 and leave message.

WANTED TO RENT GARAGE to store car in year round. Must be reasonable. Preferably on the East side of Meriden. 203-235-1518. MERIDEN- Family of 3 looking to rent house with driveway in Meriden area. 3 BRs, 2 Baths, Finished Bsmt. Willing to pay $1450 /mo. 860-343-8496

STORES & OFFICES FOR RENT MIDDLEFIELD Turnkey office space in occupied, newly renovated com bldg. Utilities incl. Units from 90 to 1,300 sq.ft. Call 860-349-3559.


SOUTHINGTON. This wonderful 3-4 BR, 1.5 bath Cape boasts new kitchen, ss appliances, hw flooring, 3 seas. porch. Quiet neighborhoodminutes to shopping/ highways. nothing to do but unpack. Call Fred Gettner 203265-5618

WALLINGFORD. $119,900. 3BR 1.5 BA Twnhs. End unit, hw flrs, LR, eat-in-kitchen, finished lower level. Condo fee includes heat, hot water/water, sewer, trash, snow. Come on! Great Price! Kathy 203-265-5618


NORTHFORD $259,900! Just move in! Delightful 7 rm Ranch, only minutes from Northford Center on lovely dead end street. Call Fred Gettner 203-265-5618

WALLINGFORD $274,900. Privacy & huge! 3 BR, 7 rm col w/3 flrs, bonus rm, formal DR, new winds, fp in LR, rem. eat in kit, 2c tan det. gar, c/air, french doors leading to deck & much much more. Call Kathy Thuerling 203-265-5618

WALLINGFORD 100 Poplar Dr, Cheshire Colonial 3 BR, 1.5 baths, 1 car gar, 1,676 sq. ft. .14 acres, lge deck central air/vac. Move in cond. Outdoor patio FP. $259,900. Dir: Cheshire/ Plantsville townline-Rt. 322 (Meriden/Wtby Tpke) to Honey Rd. to Poplar Dr. By owner 203-271-7917


Move right in! Everything new: roof, furnace, deck, slider, windows, carpet, etc. 3 BR, 2 bath Cape on level lot. Approved for 2 car garage. FR with FP and slider to 16x18 deck. New shed. $279,900. Call Eileen Dellaselva 203-265-5618

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Strong organizational skills. Should be able to develop and implement a system to produce effectiveness. Must be an effective communicator with strong computer skills. Requires data base management skills. Requires an Associate’s Degree or combination of education and experience. Must possess Project Management skills. We are a 5-star, Planetreeaffiliated leader in healthcare and ready to partner with someone looking to join with the best. E m a il r e s u m e t o : M ayer anG @ s o uth i ngt onc are . org CHESHIRE LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR Seeks person for full time, strenuous, diversified outdoor work. (No mowing). Experience is helpful. Good work record, drive standard shift required. Reply: Record-Journal Box 23, 11 Crown St., Meriden, CT.

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

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

Outstanding opportunity for someone familiar with Rolling Mills, Slitters & Furnaces. Knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics & automated equipment, utilizing 480vac, VFD & PLS Control Logic. Ideal candidate: BS Electrical Engineering with 5+ yrs of exp in theory, design,programming & troubleshooting. PLC circuits, machine drives & control systems. Network equipment interface a plus. Location in easily commutable North Haven, CT. Highly professional & friendly work atmosphere. Attractive compensation & benefits. EOE Send resume:

ELECTRO-MECHANICAL MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN Outstanding opportunity for a qualified candidate with E-2 license & very strong troubleshooting skills to diagnose & correct electrical & mechanical problems of heavy manufacturing machinery (i.e., Rolling Mills, Slitters & Furnaces ). Specifically: The ability to understand & work w/hydraulics, pneumatics & automated equipment, utilizing 480vac, VFD & PLS Control Logic. Duties: Complete plant work orders & preventive maintenance work orders & ensure plant equipment is functioning safely & at optimum levels. Candidates must be willing to work any shift & weekends as necessary. Career opportunity, easily commutable location in North Haven, Ct, friendly atmosphere. Send resume to corporate recruiter: EOE Great People. Great Service. Great Results. Morrison Senior Living, is the leading contract food service company dedicated exclusively to Food & Nutrition services, has a dynamic opportunity available in Wallingford, CT. Dining Room Manager

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MERIDEN 1 BR Stove and refrigerator included. No pets. Available May 1. $750 + security. (203) 376-1259 MERIDEN. 2 BR, 1 1/2 bath condo, $1000 monthly. Both w/garages. Call Re/Max Ray Valenti 203-238-1977. WALLINGFORD 2 Br,1.5 bath. Avail April 15th. All appliances, 1 car garage. $1,250. + utils per mnth. Call 203-284-9424.

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Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, sec & refs. No pets. 203- 239-7657 or 203-314-7300 MERIDEN 1st fl, Lg 2 BR + Sun Porch W/D Hookup. $700. month+security. 203-272-4886 MERIDEN 2 BR, 5RMs, 1st FL Lg Rooms. W/D. $850 per mo. No utils. Sec 8 App No smoking. 203-886-5983 MERIDEN 2 BR. Available May 1. 203-537-9093

WALLINGFORD 5 rm (1st fl) Clean. Good location. Fully applianced. Wall to wall. Util not incl. Cred, ref, lease, sec. NO pets. $900/neg. 203-848-7955 WALLINGFORD-1BR apt starting at $750 including heat & HW. No pets. JJ Bennett 203265-7101 WINTER SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $750/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric included. Private balcony. 1 month free rent. Ask for details. Call for info 203-639-4868 WLFD. 2BR OVERSIZED Townhouse, appl’d kit., 3000SF, lots of storage & closet space, laundry room. NO PETS. $1195. Call J.J. Bennett, 203-265-7101.

WALLINGFORD-$424,900. Move right in! 4BR custom Colonial in cul-de-sac neighborhood. Bright and open floor plan, floor to Ceiling FP, granite and newer appliances.1 acre on east side. Call Linda Diana 203-265-5618

WALLINGFORD Totally renovated. Move-in condition. In-town 3 BR, 1.5 Bath 2 story home. Walk-up attic/full basement. Detached garage. All hdwd flrs. Updated mechanicals. Must see to appreciate. PRICE REDUCED $169,900 Call 203-265-1070

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INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR DELIVERY CARRIERS WANTED Come join our fast growing team of contracted adult carriers who earn up to $13,000.00 annually delivering newspapers for up to 2 hours in the early morning. It is a great way to subsidize your annual income without interfering with your regular job or quality time at home.

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HINDINGER FARM, HAMDEN, CT needs 3 temporary workers 4/15/2012 to 12/5/2012, work tools, supplies, equipment provided without cost to worker. Housing will be available without cost to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day. Transportation reimbursement and subsistence is provided upon completion of 15 days or 50% of the work contract. Work is guaranteed for 3/4 of the workdays during the contract period. $10.56 per hr. Applicants to apply contact the CT Department of Labor at 860-2636020. Or apply for the job at the nearest local office of the SWA. Job order #4558971. May perform any combination of tasks related to the planting, cultivating, and processing of fruit and vegetables crops including, but not limited to, driving, operating, adjusts and maintains farm machines, preparing soil, planting, pruning, weeding, thinning, spraying, irrigating, mowing, harvesting, grading, packing. May use hand tools such as shovel, pruning saw, and hoe. 1 months experience in duties listed required.

DRIVER Experienced Reefer Drivers & Independent Contractors needed for Regional Positions. Top of the line equipment and plenty of freight. Call Today! 877-491-1112 or DRIVER/LABORER Class A CDL lic. Exp. in asphalt paving a must. Laborers must to know how to rake, roll, etc. 203-294-0657 JANITORIAL position available pt for both of our locations in Meriden & Plainville. Call Heather to obtain an application at 203-238-1467 or 860747-4405. MANUFACTURING Monroe Staffing is currently accepting applications for: ●Machine Ops (secondary/ CNC) ●Production Workers ●Mechanical Inspectors ●CNC Set Up/Operators ●Shipping and Receiving ●Mechanical Assemblers ●Order Selectors

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HELP WANTED LANDSCAPE LABORER Strenuous, diversified, outdoor work. Exp or we will train. Send resume to jeffandlinda@ No phone calls or walk-ins.

Now Hiring!! 2nd Shift Machine Operators Aerospace exp. and mill turn exp. preferred. We offer competitive wages, excellent benefits, 401K, pension plan, shift differential for 2nd shift, and more!! Apply at EOE / DFWP / M/F D/V Nurse, Substitute Connecticut Technical High School System Sub School Nurses: New Britain, Hartford, Manchester, Middletown, Meriden, Hamden, Bristol, Waterbury, Torrington & other locations. RN w/2 years experience; at least 1 year exp. w/ children/ adolescents. $30.49/hr. Visit our website: career-ops/career-ops.htm. Contact: AA/EOE

LOCAL Trucking Company looking for CDL A Dump Driver and Northeast Regional drivers. 3 years exp required. Clean driving record. Health Benefits available. Call 203-484-9793 OPEN HOUSE Wednesday, March 28th 4pm-7pm 8 Fairfield Boulevard Wallingford HUMAN SERVICES ACORD, Inc. is recruiting Program Instructors FT/PT /Subs to provide support to adults with developmental disabilities in the New Haven, Milford, Wallingford & Meriden areas. FT Res Mgr and PT HR Clerk positions also available. Human Services exp pref, but will train desirable candidates. To learn more about these exciting opportunities join us at ACORD, Inc. Call 203-269-3599 for more information Visit out website: for more openings! ACORD, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Property Clean Out Crew Chief Requirements: ● Dependable transportation. ● Managed a crew in a previous job. ● Take photos w/camera and upload them to the Internet. ● Doesn't mind getting hands dirty. ● Pay will start between $12.00 and $13.50 depending on experience. ● Must be AVAILABLE work from 7-6 M-F and weekends. Email or fax Work Experience/Resume to: Joshua Ezzo Heritage Real Estate Services, LLC Property Management Division Cheshire, CT 06410 Fax: (866) 397-1673 Email: HELP WANTED LANDSCAPING Professional needed. Reliable & experienced with valid driver’s license. Great pay. Call 203-272-4216. MACHINE OPERATOR for production work on centerless grinding machines. Exp preferred but not necessary. Apply in person at Quality Centerless Grinding, 47 Industrial Park Access Road, Middlefield PUBLIC Safety Officer needed for Lincoln College of New England, 2279 Mt. Vernon Rd., Southington. P/T position. Day shift, weekday and weekends. Please stop by to fill out an application or email resume to RESTAURANT Server Day and evening shifts available. Experienced only. Apply in person: Time Out Tavern, 100 New Haven Road, Durham ***************************

Sales Rep Cheshire, CT Motivated person to make onepitch sales presentations. Flexible hrs. $50 per sign-up. Interested candidates contact: Email: bmolnar@ Tel: (888) 434-7232 *************************** TEACHER Assistants Infant & Toddler Needed FT/PT.Must have exp. Please apply See Us Grow Childcare 1052 South Colony Rd., Wlfd. 203-269-5437

HELP WANTED LAWN CARE Clean ups, Shrubs, Hydro Mower exp. Call Tom 203-235-0399 TOWN PLANNER Seeking an experienced professional to perform highly responsible and complex planning and zoning work in the management of a municipal planning department. Some evening work involved. Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration or related field plus 4 years of responsible experience in municipal planning and zoning enforcement work or an equivalent combination of experience and training substituting on a year-for-year basis. Salary; $83,379 to $106,682 annually plus an excellent fringe benefit package. Applications or resumes will be accepted until april 11, 2012, (or the date of receipt of the 50th application, whichever occurs first) at the following address; Personnel Department, Town of Wallingford, 45 South Main St., Wallingford, CT 06492, (203) 2942084. EOE WELDER - 5yrs exp. GTAW/ GMAW, large product repair work. Berlin. T2H Call AR Mazzotta (203) 949-4242.

MEDICAL CAREERS CNAS The Orchards at Southington seeks CNAs for 7-3 every other weekend, 24 hr 11-7 shift which includes every other weekend. Per Diem for all shifts. Call Sandy Ingriselli (860) 628-5656 or email resume to ingrisellis@

Human Services Community Residences, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides services to individuals with disabilities in a community based environment. We are looking for dedicated Direct Care professionals to work with and assist intellectually disabled adults and adolescents in our group homes. ● F/T, P/T and per diem positions available ● All shifts ● Competitive Salary ● Benefits package, 401K & pension ● Weekend differential ● On the Job Training Provided Interested? Submit your resume to: CRI, Attn: Recruiter 732 West St., Suite 12 Southington, CT 06489 Or Fax: (860)628-7606 Or you may apply on-line at EOE

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