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Fears fade to black By Harry Kyle The Southington Citizen Much like its inspiration, “The Haunting in Connecticut,” a recently released movie based on a supposed haunting that took place here in town around the early 1980s, seems to be slowly disappearing from the public eye. The movie is said to illustrate the events that occurred to Ed and Carmen Snedeker, who moved in to what was the Hallahan Funeral Home in Southington, which had been renovated into an up and down duplex complex, in order to be closer to the hospital where their son was receiving treatment for cancer. The Snedeker family rented the downstairs unit, including the basement, which used to be the funeral parlor’s embalming room. At the time they lived there, the basement still had items from the funeral home in it, such as a sink and the ramp used to move the bodies in and out of the home. While living there, the Snedekers and their two boys claimed to have witnessed a number of alleged paranormal activities in the basement and one son was appar-

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Budget hearing remains calm Residents focus on school spending, mostly supportive By Patricia Queen Special to The Citizen With a bang of the gavel, the crowd gathered at DePaolo Middle School stood and recited the Pledge of Allegiance on April 6, to begin the board of finance’s public hearing on the 2009-10 proposed budget for the town of Southington. It was a packed auditorium of elected officials and townspeople. Not physically present but consuming the most space was the specter of the gloomy economy. The proposed budget calls for $121.2 million in spending, an increase of $3.4 million from last year. In better times, the $43.7 million proposed town budget, a 2.9 percent increase, and the proposed $77.5 million board of education budget, also a 2.9 percent increase, would have been accepted easily. The budget, if approved, calls for an increase in the

mill rate from 23.02 to 24, a 4.25 percent increase. Although the budget would only increase by 2.9 percent, town officials anticipate decreased revenue because of the economy. If the .98 mill increase is approved, a resident with a home assessed at $200,000 would pay an additional $196 in taxes per year. After opening statements from a string of town officials, the microphone was opened to the public. Residents waited in a persistent line to express their opinions on the budget. Both residents and town officials said there was an improved working relationship between the board of finance, board of education and the town council. Members of the board of finance mostly listened throughout the hearing and maintained a respectful tone. In his opening statement, Board of Finance Chairman

John Moise cautioned against a tax increase. “Our residents, from the parents with school-age children to the elderly, are struggling financially to make ends meet, and we must work together to assist them. The last thing businesses need is a tax increase in these difficult financial times,” said Moise. He said local businesses would suffer if taxes increased too much. “Local businesses are crucial to the economic stability of our community,” town council Chairman John Barry added. Although the school budget represents about 64 percent of the total budget, it dominated almost all of the discussion at the hearing. Board of education Chairman Brian Goralski and Superintendent Joseph Erardi Jr., said the school spending plan is a bottom line budget. Goralski described the school budget as “the lowest

increase ever.” Erardi said it was already “underfunded.” “Goralski pleaded with the board of education to go bare minimum. Goralski felt that by doing what was right, the board of finance would do the same,” said Dean Chastier, a parent of children at South End Elementary School. The school board began in January by considering a budget with an increase just under 5 percent over last year. A series of working sessions produced cuts including denying all requests for new staff with the exception of a crossing guard at Kelley Elementary School. The board reduced some funding for services, supplies, equipment and special projects below current levels. Erardi also offered to freeze his salary. Still to be determined are an additional $281,500 of cuts in salaries and pro-

See Budget, page 19

Southington celebrates Bread for Life volunteer

See Haunting, page 12

Inside Business .........................30 Calendar .........................16 Faith ................................22 Health..............................34 Marketplace ....................50 Obituaries........................23 Opinion............................24 Real Estate .....................49 Seniors............................32 Sports..............................37

Bartolomeo “Benny” Cammuso

Growing up as one of four children 50 miles from Naples, Italy, Bartolomeo “Benny” Cammuso remembers one particular day when a single slice of bread was the only food in the house. That childhood memory comes to mind sometimes when Cammuso heads to Southington’s Bread for Life soup kitchen each day, where for the past five years he has shopped, cooked, washed dishes, cleaned up and done just about every job there is to do. Bread for Life is just one of more than 10 local nonprofits that benefit from Cammuso’s cheerful and energetic presence. The 71-year-old also mows the lawns connected to his own, rakes leaves, clears snow and drives his neighbors to appoint-

ments. He does all this without asking anything in return. Two of these grateful neighbors nominated Cammuso for the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain’s Celebrate Southington community service award. Cammuso will receive the award at the United Way of Southington’s Annual Stakeholder Breakfast, Thursday, April 16, at The Orchards of Southington, 46 Hobart St. The breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m., and while it’s free, reservations are required. For ticket information, call the United Way at (860) 628-4565. Cammuso has been a full-time volunteer since his retirement for reasons that are really very simple. “I do

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The Southington Police Department was called to Southington High School at approximately 11 a.m., Monday, April 6, because of a fight that broke out in the main corridor of the building which resulted in one student being hospitalized. According to police officials, the dispatch unit at the station received a call from the high school resource officer regarding the incident and requesting an ambulance. The confrontation apparently started when a student who was seated in the school’s detention hall got into a verbal altercation with a student who had entered the hall. The disagreement continued outside of the hall as the students were on their way to their next class. When they approached the school’s main

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See TD, page 14

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Combined robotics team wins first place The FIRST Robotics Team Alliance consisting of Southington High School Team 195 the Cyber Knights, Team 1124 the UberBots, of Avon, and Team 126 Gale Force, of Clinton, Mass., were named the winning alliance at the Suffield Shakedown Scrimmage in February. The Suffield Shakedown Scrimmage, sponsored by Team 176 Aces High, gave 30 FIRST teams from throughout New England an opportunity to test their robots in the new game of the season just before their robots were

crated and shipped to a location near their next competition. The FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics competitions are held at various regional locations around the world during March and the championship competition is held in Atlanta in April. Each year, FIRST creates a new competition game requiring the use of science and technology skills to achieve a particular goal. This year’s game was announced on the first Saturday in January and

teams had just six weeks to design, prototype, build, program and test their robot before it was shipped and held in storage until the first official competition. The 2009 FIRST Robotics game is appropriately labeled “Lunacy,” recognizing the 50th anniversary of the creation of NASA and the goal to land on the moon. The playing field, called “The Crater,” consists of a lowfriction surface made of reinforced polymer. The robot wheels this year are also made of plastic. Outside of the 27-foot by 54-foot playing

field are the human players stations, called fueling stations, where orbit balls known as “moon rocks” are deposited. Both the robots and the human players transfer these moon rocks into the opposing alliance trailers pulled behind each robot. Exchanging an empty cell orbit ball for another

type of orbit ball, known as a “super cell,” is another task of the game. This super cell can only be used in the last 20 seconds of the game as the team members try to get it in the opposing alliance trailers. The alliance teams score points based on the quantity

See Robotics, page 20

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Foundation, nonprofit team up for brain fitness

Central Connecticut Senior Health Services recently received a $20,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain. The grant will be used to begin a cognitive fitness program for senior citizens at Jerome Home/Arbor Rose in New Britain and Mulberry Gardens of Southington, as well as for members of the general community who would like to increase brain fitness. “Our hope is that by providing a cognitive fitness program that is housed in the same facility as the Good Life Fitness programs, sen-

iors will be encouraged to make the link between their physical and mental well-being,” said Patricia Walden, vice president of operations, Central Connecticut Senior Health Services. “Access to other assessments and prevention programs will channel people towards services they may need to improve vision, avoid falls and maintain a healthy lifestyle. We are doing all we can to help seniors remain independent in their homes, and promoting brain fitness is an important part of that work.” A portion of the grant is being distributed from the

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ently possessed, so much so that he required an exorcism from a local priest. They also asked famed paranormal investigators, Ed and Lorraine Warren, to investigate the area and report their findings. The Warrens said they found evidence of psychic

phenomena occurring in the basement area, but those claims were seriously challenged at the time of their release, and the matter was soon forgotten. But the March 27 release of the movie shined the spotlight on the events again, along with new questions about the validity of the claims in question. In keeping with the ambiguity of the topic, townspeople who have seen the movie are unanimous in their opin-

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Two friends who enjoyed the movie had opposing views of what might have happened in the home. “I thought the movie was awesome,” said Alex Borofsky, “and it had some very scary parts. I think the incident is true, because all the facts point that way.” “I disagree,” said his friend and neighbor Stephen Barmore. “I think the movie was very good, but I think the movie amplified some of the incidents that supposedly occurred. “I personally don’t think the story behind the movie is true. Nothing has happened there since then, and if the incidents were as terrible as people say, why did they stop happening?”

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Award Continued from page 1 it because it makes me feel happy,” he explains with a smile and a shrug. “It just feels good. That’s all.” Cammuso was 15 years old when he immigrated to this country from Italy to claim the right to U.S. citizenship that was available to him as the son of an American-born mother. He made the trip alone, having been told his parents and siblings would soon follow. Before he left, his mother had these parting words, “Benny, always look ahead. Never look back.” At the time, the reason for these words weren’t clear, but when he learned some months later that his mother had died of cancer, he knew that she must have suspected

she was sending him off to start a new life on his own. And start a life he did. He walked six miles to work in a milk plant in upstate New York, where he had settled with relatives. He eventually moved to Southington in 1965 where he and his wife raised two children. Cammuso’s gratitude for the life he found here spills into a willingness to take on any volunteer job without judging its suitability or ease. “Benny puts his heart and soul into everything he does,” according to Elden Hafford, executive director of Bread for Life, the organization that Cammuso has chosen as recipient of the $2,500 grant given to him by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain in conjunction with this honor. The list of other organizations to which Cammuso

serves leaves even the most energetic person wondering how this septuagenarian does it: taking care of most anything that needs to be fixed at the Calendar House Senior Center; working UNICO’s annual Italian Festival, driving to New York for grinder rolls, cooking and preparing sausage, pepper and onion grinders; serving as a Eucharistic minister for homebound parishioners of Mary Our Queen Church; volunteering at American Red Cross blood drives; and as a member of the Free Masons, Lion’s Club, Knights of Columbus and Sons of Italy. When his neighbor, Susan Gagnon, broke her foot two years ago, Cammuso drove her children to school each day. In her nomination form, Gagnon described Cammuso as a person who “has a way of anticipating your needs and then meeting them be-

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TD Continued from page 4 House in Hartford, and the original Agave Grill in Hartford. More than 90 HDTV’s have been installed throughout TD Homer’s, and the facilities state-of-the-art technology will offer patrons a clear view of the action from every seat in the restaurant. Adding to the fun will be interactive trivia and knowledge games that can be accessed from any seating area. The facility will offer a ca-

sual American menu, with healthy choices playing an important part. The children’s menu, with its variety of options, even offers a “create your own sundae” option for dessert. It also has a full service bar, including an extensive collection of bottled and tap beers, which can be served in the large indoor and outdoor area appropriately named the “Stadium Bar.” TD Homer’s Sports Grill is located on the site of what was Southington Agave’s restaurant, which was closed down in January so that the TD Homer’s renova-

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Police Blotter March 5: Kevin Butler, 51, 623 Marion Ave., operating under suspension, 5:30 p.m. Shawn M. Davis, 19, 268 Divinity St., Bristol, possession of marijuana, 8:09 p.m. Jesse A. Michaud, 27, 550 Laning St., disorderly conduct, interfering with officer, thirddegree criminal mischief, 11:35 p.m. March 6: Christopher Boyles, 29, 12 Saw Mill Lane, possession of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, 4:30 p.m. Timothy W. Cudnik, W. 49, 385 Berlin St., operating under the influence of drugs or alco-

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Jesse Nealon, 33, 181 Prospect St., probation violation, 4:24 p.m. Cassandra L. DiPietro, 22, 53 S. Second St., Meriden, fifth-degree larceny, 3:40 p.m. March 9: Lauren A. Dicocco, 21, 39 Plums Road, Trumbull, firstdegree larceny, 9:17 p.m. March 10: Douglas P. Wilson, 34, 354 Clark St., Milldale, disorderly conduct, 11:34 p.m. Rebecca L. Eble, 32, 354 Clark St., Milldale, disorderly conduct, 11:34 p.m. Devin Leary, 31, 16 Whitney Ave., operating under suspension, 7:34 p.m.

March 11: John P. Belbusti, 27, 49 Clintonville Road, Northford, thirddegree larceny, first-degree criminal trover, 1 p.m. Timothy L. Young, 28, 555 South End Road, second-degree breach of peace, 9:17 p.m. March 12: Eric J. Ingraham, 41, 28 Cook Hill Road, Windsor, violation of protective order, violation of restraining order, 1:32 a.m. Timothy S. Moriarty, 18, 25 Puritan Road, Bristol, speeding, 4:57 p.m. Chris Galvin, 21, 32 Northmont Road, Bristol, operating

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School closings Southington Public Schools will be closed for spring recess from Monday, April 13 to Friday, April 17. Classes will resume Monday, April 20. Meet the author — Kimberley Weaver, author of the children’s book “Pack Your Bags...Go U.S.A.,” will host a book signing, Monday, April 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at People’s Bank in Super Stop & Shop, 505 N. Main St., Southington.

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When I’m in Charge — Southington Youth Services, 93 Main St., has scheduled an American Red Cross program for fourth and fifth-grade students called “When I’m in Charge,” Tuesday, April 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. Presented by Terri Benoit, this program covers how to be safe and responsible when students are at home on their own. The program will be held at the Youth Services office and the cost is $10 per student paid in advance. For more information and to register contact Youth Services at (860) 2766281. American Legion — The American Legion Kiltonic Post 72, 64 Main St., Southington, is scheduled to meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the upper lounge of the Post Home just off the Town Green. Members and veterans who would like to be members are welcome to come to a meeting and become familiar with the good work the American Legion is doing for and in the community, for God and country. Health Fair — Briarwood College, 2279 Mount Vernon Road, Southington, has scheduled a Health Fair featuring vendors in all areas of health and wellness, Tuesday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Founders Building. The event is open to the public.

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Meatloaf dinner — Holy Trinity Church, 200 Summer St., Plantsville, has scheduled a meatloaf dinner with all the fixings on Wednesday, April 15, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the church hall. Tickets are $9. For reservations call (860) 628-0736. A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door.

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Networking Group — Job Seekers, a Southington unemployment/under employed group, meets every Thursday at 10 a.m. at the First Congregational Church of Southington, 37 Main St. The group is open to any residents in Southington and the surrounding towns and meets for approximately two hours to network and discuss various job seeking issues. There is no charge to attend. For more information, contact Rev. Pat Liberty at (860) 628-6958. Southington Women’s Club meeting — The Southington Women’s Club will hold their monthly meeting at The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington, Thursday, April 16. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. and the business meeting will begin at 12:15 p.m. The program for the day will be “A Baby Shower.” A speaker from Caroline’s Place in Waterbury will speak about the services offered to needy mothers. Members will provide gifts to bring back for this cause. For information about becoming a member of the club, call (860) 628-9080.

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Ziti dinner benefit — A ziti dinner to benefit the Panella family will be held Saturday, April 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Southington Elks Lodge, 114 Main St. Bruce Panella, a longtime Southington resident, has been diagnosed with a rare blood disease that requires him to have a bone marrow transplant in Seattle. Proceeds from this fundraising dinner will help defray travel and living expenses. Tickets cost $15 per person and can be purchased by calling The Arc of Southington at (860) 6289220 or will be available at the door.

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Chamber of Commerce annual dinner meeting — The Southington Chamber of Commerce has scheduled its 71st annual dinner meeting Saturday, April 18, at 6 p.m., at the Aqua Turf Club, 556 Mulberry St., Plantsville. Cost is $65 per person and includes dinner, open bar and dancing to retro music of the 50s, 60s and 70s. Installation of new officers will be followed by the awards ceremony featuring public service, community service, business person of the year and employee of the year. Contact the office at (860) 628-8036 to make a reservation.

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Mohegan Sun casino trip — The Southington Red Men Wonx Tribe 28 is sponsoring a bus trip to the Mohegan Sun casino, Sunday, April 19. Bus departs from Riccio Way in downtown Southington at 1 p.m. and will leave the casino at 7:30 p.m. to return at 8:45 p.m. Cost is $25 per person, including bus, food voucher and gaming voucher. Net proceeds benefit the Red Men Scholarship Fund. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (860) 628-7534 or (860) 6287535 or contact any member. Entertainment series for children — The Southington Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled the next event in its free entertainment series for children, Sunday, April 19, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Derynoski Elementary School auditorium, 240 Main St., Southington. Children’s musical performer, Jason Altieri, is scheduled for 2 p.m. and The Amazing Andy, a juggler, magician and comedian, will perform at 3 p.m. For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (860) 276-6219.

Spring big breakfast buffet — The Unico Club is hosting its annual Spring Big Breakfast Buffet at the Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., Southington, Sunday, April 19, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Buffet includes all-you-can-eat eggs, pancakes, french toast. ham, bacon, sausage, corned beef hash, hash browns , toast, bagels, muffins, coffee, tea, milk and orange juice. Cost is $6 for adults, $4.50 for children under 12 and seniors, and children under 3 are free. Tickets are for sale at Fasulo & Albini CPA’s, the Calendar House, from any Unico member, or call Dave Kanute at (860) 621-5494. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. Proceeds will benefit Unico charities.

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Lifelong Learning Association — The Lifelong Learning Association schedules a variety of speakers at its monthly Timely Topics sessions, held at 1 p.m., on the third Monday of most months at Tunxis Community College, located at the intersection of routes 6 and 177 in Farmington. April 20, Tom LaPorte will present Early Bristol Photography. Admission to the monthly events is $3 for guests and non-members or a yearly membership for $15. For more information or to join, contact Gordon Chabot Sr. at (860) 621-6046 or Harold Adrion at (860) 673-6883 or by mail at P.O. Box 142, Avon, CT 06001. American Legion Auxiliary — The American Legion Auxiliary Kiltonic Unit 72, Southington, meets on the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. For more information, call Rachel Wache, president, at (860) 621-0890.


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Friday, April 10, 2009 — The Southington Citizen

Inquiring Photographer Are you a Mets, Yankees or Red Sox fan? Compiled by Harry Kyle

I’ve been a Yankees fan since 1962. I remember driving down the road listening to Curt Gowdy broadcast a Red SoxYankees game. My father said he was a Red Sox fan, while my mother rooted for the Yankees. Being a momma’s boy, I had to root for the Yankees and I’ve been doing it ever since. Joe Sharkus Southington I’m not a baseball fan, so I really don’t follow a team, but if someone held my feet to the fire, I probably would pick the Red Sox. But I really don’t care. Burlyne Strom Southington

My favorite baseball team is the New York Yankees, and my four-year-old, Shawn, is a Yankee fan in training. I like Derek Jeter and the way he plays the game. I also root for the New York football Giants, so I wanted to keep it in the same city. Anthony Matukaitis & his son Shawn Southington

DePaolo names top students DePaolo Middle School has announced the Students of the Month for February. In sixth grade, Michael Burek, Olivia Fischer and Allie Abacherli were selected by their teams. Michael is the son of Michael and Susan Burek and earned first honors for the first marking term. He is an office assistant, member of the ski club, and plays saxophone in the school band. Outside of school he plays football and baseball for the town. Olivia is the daughter of Rosemarie and Richard Fischer and also earned honor roll for the first term. She is in Project Discover II, drama club, and student council at DePaolo. She also plays basketball and soccer for the town. Allie is the daughter of Sue and Mike Abacherli and was recognized at the Principal’s Breakfast in January. She helped coordinate a toiletry drive at DePaolo and is an animal helper in the Leadership Program at school. In addition, she was on the school volleyball team and plays lacrosse for the town. In seventh grade, Amy Iftikhar, Amber Morelli and Diane Hassanieh were

selected by their teams. Amy is the daughter of Ahmed and Fazeelat Iftikhar and has earned honor roll status. While she only recently moved to Connecticut, she was very active at her old school in New York. She played basketball and baseball and was in the gifted and talented program. Amber is the daughter of John and Catherine Morelli and attended the CAMPY program for math and science held at Western Connecticut State University last year. She has been involved in the Green Thumb club, school newspaper, and scrapbooking club at DePaolo. In addition, she plays softball and has volunteered at Alex’s Lemonade Stand for the past two years during the Apple Harvest Festival. Diane is the daughter of Samar and Nassir Hassanieh and was recognized on the Principal’s List for citizenship last year. She is an honor roll student who has been active in the Leadership Program. She also volunteered at Alex’s Lemonade Stand at this past Apple Harvest Festival and has taken gymnastics. In eighth grade, Nicholas

Spitz, Kathryn Pistilli and Nick Monteleone were selected by their teams. Nick Spitz is the son of Jon and Sue Spitz and has been on the honor roll all three years at DePaolo. He is in the DePaolo Leadership Program and has played on the school basketball team for the past two years. He also plays basketball, football, and baseball for the town. Kathryn is the daughter of Deborah Milewski and Daniel Pistilli and has also made the honor roll every term. She is a part of the Read Between the Lines book club and plays softball for the town. Nick is the son of Joe and Gayle Monteleone and was selected for the Mathcounts program. In sixth grade he was a part of the stock market game and he has been in the Leadership Program for all three years at DePaolo. Outside of school, he plays spring and fall baseball, and plays guitar as well as sings in his own band. In Unified Arts, Nicole Chudy, Kelly Craven and Allyson Frazier were selected. Nicole is the daughter

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I’m a Yankee fan, mostly because I was born into it. I was there when David Cone pitched his perfect game on July 18, 1999 on Yogi Berra Day in Yankee Stadium. I think this will be a “bounce back” year for the Yankees because of their pitching. Matt Gioglio Cheshire My family roots for the Mets, and my friends root for the Yankees, so of course I sided with my friends and root for the Yankees. I think my family’s OK with that. At least I haven’t heard anything different. Jill Cocco Southington

Pictured in the back row, from left to right, are: Chris Palmieri, assistant principal, Nick Spitz, Katie Pistilli, Ally Frazier, Kelly Craven and Frank Pepe, principal. In the middle row are: Diane Hassanieh, Olivia Fischer, Nick Monteleone and Nicole Chudy. In the front row are: Amy Iftikhar, Amber Morelli, Allie Abacherli and Michael Burek.


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Happy Easter 2009 Dear Alexis, Our “little gal”, we love you so very much! Hope the Easter Bunny brings you all kinds of wonderful things! Love, Mommy & Daddy

Elizabeth, Cooper & Dakota-Marie Happy Easter to all of my little bunnies!! Love, Mommy XOXO

Daddy Following in your footprints will continue to bring us joy, love & precious memories. Happy Easter to the Best! Love, Brooke, Mackenzie & Mommy

Happy Easter Cameron & Corey McConnell All our love. Hugs & Kisses. Gramma Judy & Terri Happy 9th Birthday Cam.

Maia To a special little girl, who we love very much. Happy Easter. Love always, Memere, Pepere and Auntie Jenn

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Maisey Mae Zuder We love you sweet Maisey Mae! Happy Easter to a very special baby girl! Love, Mommy & Daddy OOXXOO

Brooke & Makenzie May the Easter Bunny bring you your favorite treats. Happy 1st Easter to our little Makenzie and love to both our girls. Love, Mommy & Daddy

Kyle & Connor Happy Easter to the cutest Grandsons! We love you lots! Grandma Laurie & Grandpa Dan

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Friday, April 10, 2009 — The Southington Citizen The four people who spoke favor of the school budget, five were PTO presidents, at the hearing who were eight parents and nine board against the 2.9 percent ineducation employees. crease in the BOE budget all Continued from page 1 of Four school budget support- expressed the opinion that grams in order to meet the ers did not identify them- there should be salary freezes for board of educatarget increase of 2.9 per- selves in any particular way. tion employees. The audience responded cent. In his opening statement, “The board struggled to to school budget supporters Moise said contracted salary with applause, while its dereach that number. It was heated at times but never to tractors were met with iso- increases comprise a large portion of the proposed ingo lower, but maybe that we lated clapping. Through all the presenta- crease in the school budget. went too low,” Goralski said. Erardi reminded the board tions the board of finance He acknowledged the superof finance of a request that members remained impas- intendent, the town manager had been made earlier in the sive. Other than a few com- and non-union employees for budget process. “You asked ments from Moise, they said agreeing to a salary freeze. “Hopefully, all other town us to be innovative, creative, nothing. Only during a few and board of education emmoments of humor, did the and do whatever we could to mitigate costs and still pro- board of finance members ployees through the union presidents will come to the vide an appropriate educa- react to what they heard. School budget supporters table with some concessions, tion for all,” he said. Erardi said the board of said education was an invest- such as temporary salary education is more aggres- ment in the future. Some freezes, so we can get sively pursuing grant fund- said Southington spends less through this difficult ecoper student on education nomic time and not diminish ing. the services provided by our A system-wide energy sav- than comparable towns. town as well as the board of In a moment that broke ings plan has been instituted that has resulted in a savings stereotypes of senior citi- education,” said Moise. “I would like to see concesof $12,000 to $13,000 per zens not supporting school spending, Robert Lehr, a sions and contributions month, according to Erardi. The board developed and grandfather raising a seven from everyone, so when we offered a separation incen- year old said, “I want my go to the taxpayers to make a tive to veteran teachers who granddaughter to have the contribution, we don’t have a same education as in the .98 mill increase,” Moise might be ready to retire. The board also compiled finest school systems in the added. He said, for example, a sixdata from all the parent country.” teacher organizations in town and determined that between programming and inkind services, PTOs have contributed approximately , LLC $400,000 per year. Erardi helped facilitate or visit “Owner Operated Since 1999” the formation of the t for current price Southington Education Foundation that will raise Low Prices • Dependable Service funds from the private sector. He said these initiatives col“Owner Operated Since 1999” lectively represent a “model 4¢ per gal. SENIOR DISCOUNT s r r district for the state of ConA.C. & BURNER SERVICE AVAILABLE necticut on how to reduce costs but maintain integrity.” “There is nothing more that we can do to reduce our COOLANT SERVICE OIL CHANGE & 21 costs. We believe that the CV ✔ Radiator Flush budget in front of you is the POINT INSPECTION ✔ Radiator & Hose Inspection AXLES ✔ Check Belts & Hoses budget we need in Southing$ 99 $ 99 ✔ Environment Friendly Process Exxon Motor Oil ton,” Erardi said. “I am ask✔ Free 15 Point Inspection Up to 5 quarts oil, lube ing you to think out of the Installed $ 99 and filter, plus $1.99 Most Cars box, to be creative, to look at environmental fee. Expires 5/31/09 Most vehicles. One coupon per customer. Exp. 5/31/09. Most cars. One coupon per customer. Expires 5/31/09. the revenue side.” “I will sleep well tonight CATALYTIC CONVERTERS TUNE-UPS BRAKE SERVICE knowing that you will stand $ 99 $ 99 $ 99 tall for children,” he added. 4Cyl. per axle At this, the audience erupted TIMING BELTS 6 Cyl. - $5999 • 8 Cyl. - $6999 Install pad and into applause that would set $ Install spark plugs, all resurface rotors. the tone for the balance of settings & adjustments Semi-metallic pads extra. Most Cars. With coupon only. Not valid the hearing. with any other offer. Expires 5/31/09. Most cars. One coupon per customer. Expires 5/31/09. Most cars. One coupon per customer. Expires 5/31/09. Thirty residents came forFor a Service appointment, ward to speak. Twenty-six call (860) 793-0505 supported the school budget 1217 Queen St., Southington/Plainville and four did not. Of the 26 in

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Board of finance member Glenn Klocko, in an interview after the hearing, explained that the governor’s office and the state legislature are saying that revenue for the state is projected to decrease by 3 percent, which will result in decreased state grants to towns. Although the education cost sharing grant, which towns depend on each year, is currently in the budget to remain the same as last year. Barry commented on the need to maintain fiscal responsibility. He pointed out the $900,000 surplus for the last fiscal year and the addition of more than $2 million over two years to the rainy day fund. At the same time, he noted that the state is cutting aid, and to keep services at the level they are today will become more challenging. By town charter, the board of finance must adopt a budget and send it to the town council by April 20. The council must then adopt a budget by May 11. The tax rate will be set by May 18.

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JFK announces top students church, participates in family activities, plays the guitar and works on his computer. The daughter of William and Elizabeth Rodman, Caroline is a conscientious student who is eager to achieve. An avid reader and writer, she is exceptionally empathetic and kind. Caroline is a member of the honor roll and the orchestra. Also, she takes tennis lessons and helps with the silver star band at Strong School. Carissa Sirois is a grade six unified arts student of the month. The daughter of Steven and Sheri Sirois, she works very hard in class and maintains a high level of

John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville recently announced the names of its February students of the month. Teachers nominated these students for their academic improvement or performance, exemplary citizenship or participation in extra-curricular activities. Sixth-grade students of the month are Colin Kochol, Caroline Rodman, Carissa Sirois and Elizabeth Veilleux. Colin, the son of David and Eileen Kochol, is a conscientious, hardworking and responsible young man who is kind, considerate and respectful towards others. He is a member of the chorus and the magic club. In addition, Colin volunteers at his

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JFK Continued from page 20 achievement. Very wellmannered and a pleasure to have in class, Carissa is a member of the Cooking Club. She also plays town softball. Elizabeth is the daughter of Richard and Karen Veilleux. With a thirst for knowledge and a very kind heart, she is conscientious, thoughtful and very intelligent, always going beyond whatever she is expected to do. Elizabeth is a member of the honor roll, the band and the cooking club. She plays town soccer and includes dance and the theater among her interests outside school. Seventh-grade students of the month are Samantha D’Angelo, Mara Dubnic-

ka, Emilee Kemnitz, Julie Saucier, and Tyler Sweetman. The daughter of Paul D’Angelo and Karen Carollo, Samantha is the world language student of the month. She is dedicated to her studies and willing to take academic risks to acquire knowledge. Creative and enthusiastic, Samantha is a member of the honor roll, the drama club, the morning announcers, the National Junior Honor Society, peer advocates, Project Discover, the band and the brass/percussion group. She plays town soccer, volunteers and enjoys writing and photography. Mara is the daughter of Paul and Leigh Dubnicka. A voracious reader with a willingness to help others, she is mature, focused and patient. A member of the bowling club, the honor roll and the

orchestra, Mara enjoys babysitting for her cousins and taking care of her dog and two cats. The daughter of Gunnar and Kelly Kemnitz, Emilee is a grade seven Unified Arts student of the month. She always goes beyond what is required of her and never submits an assignment that is less than her best work. A polite young lady who gives 100 percent to every task she undertakes, she is a member of the honor roll, the National Junior Honor Society, peer advocates and the cross country team. Emilee plays town basketball and soccer with the New England Comets Premier Team. She also volunteers. Julie, the daughter of Gary and Colleen Saucier, is a top-notch student who always gives her best effort in all her classes. She possesses

a great work ethic and takes pride in all that she does. A member of the honor roll and the volleyball team manager, Julie enjoys horseback riding and karate, where she has a black belt. Tyler Sweetman, the son of Jeffrey and Tina Sweetman, is a very conscientious student with an excellent work ethic. He is kind to others and very well-rounded in his interests, activities, and abilities. In addition to being on the honor roll, Tyler plays town baseball and basketball. He also enjoys hockey, snowboarding and his guitar. Eighth-grade students of the month are Taylor Furgalack and Jaclyn Ruszczyk. The daughter of Michael and Johanna Furgalack, Taylor is an exemplary young lady with a conscientious attitude and demeanor.

Extremely kind and friendly, she is a member of the color guard, the drama club, the honor roll, Project Discover, the yearbook, band, volleyball team and the wind ensemble. Taylor also plays town softball and volleyball, volunteers and participates in snowboarding and gymnastics. Jaclyn, the daughter of Joseph and Danielle Ruszczyk, is a hardworking, responsible young lady who works well with others. Respectful and considerate, she is a member of the honor roll, the National Junior Honor Society, peer advocates, yearbook, chorus and swing choir. Jackie plays town soccer, works at the soup kitchen, volunteers at the Catholic Charities Day Care Center and enjoys the company of friends.

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A Holy Hour in honor of Divine Mercy is scheduled for Sunday, April 19, at 3 p.m., at St. Thomas Church, 99 Bristol St., Southington. The hour will include Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Benediction, homily, meditations and the singing of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. The event is open to the public.

Day of Prayer

Zion Lutheran Church in Southington will participate in the annual National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 7, with a 24-hour prayer vigil at

the church. The congregation is assembling a continuous chain of members who will come to the church and pray submitted petitions. Community prayer requests can be submitted at the church's Web site, www.ZionLutheranCT.org, and can be prayers for healing, guidance, strengthened faith, thanks or praise for individuals, families, institutions or government. The prayer requests can be specific and detailed or general. Each prayer request that is submitted will be prayed individually and repeatedly throughout the vigil.

First Baptist summer trips First Baptist Church of Southington, has scheduled two summer trips, which are open to the public: Boston, Mass., Friday, July 10, at 8:30 a.m.: Bus will depart from the church parking lot and travel to downtown Boston for lunch at Skipjacks, known for its seafood, followed by a cruise around the harbor past the Tall Ships. After the cruise, there will be time to browse through the shops and eateries at Quincy Market. Cost is $111 per person, including transportation, lunch,

cruise and driver's gratuity. Tanglewood in Lenox, Mass., Sunday, August 30, at 11:30 a.m.: Bus will depart from the church parking lot to Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Pops, for a show conducted by John Williams. James Taylor will be the featured guest. Following the show, a complete dinner will be served at Cork N' Hearth Restaurant on Laurel Lake, in Lee, Mass. Cost is $121 per person, including transportation, reserved seats for the Boston Pops, dinner and driver's gratuity. For more information, call (860) 628-8121.

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Obituaries Mary Lawrie

Arthur Yarger Arthur D. Yarger, 64, of Southington, died March 29, 2009, at the Connecticut Hospice in Branford. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 29 years, Lorraine (Everlith) Yarger. He was born Aug. 10, 1944 in Detroit, Mich. He was the son of the late Rose V. (Fennell) Yarger and Arthur H. Yarger. He retired from both the United States Army and Pratt & Whitney, as a quality specialist. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Amy DiCarlo, of Enfield, and Jennifer Gill, of Bristol; a sister, Patricia Beebe, of Florida; three brother-in-laws; two sister-in-laws; three grandchildren, Bailey, Wyatt, and Catherine; and a niece, Kim. Funeral services were held April 4, 2009, at the Plantsville Memorial Funeral Home, Plantsville. Burial

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Cristi Kubala C r i s t i L y n e Kubala, 33, of Watertown, died March 31, 2009 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Born July 19, 1975 in Waterbury, she was the daughter of Thomas Kubala and his wife, Dorothy, of Bristol, and the late Kathleen (Gianni) Kubala. She was employed by the Outside Inn in Waterbury. She was a caring and vibrant person. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Besides her father, she is survived by two children, Jordan Kilbourne, of Meriden, and Brent Charbonneau, of Waterbury; and her maternal grandmother, Mikki Brady, of Southington. She also leaves many aunts, un-

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Mary Carbone Lawrie, 95, of Southington, died March 30, 2009, surrounded by her children. She was predeceased by her husbands, Louis Carbone and Lee Lawrie III. Born Sept. 21, 1913, in Bristol, she was the daughter of the late Rocco and Jennie (Grimaldi) Galgano. She is survived by her son, John Carbone and his fiancée, Annette Esposito, of Plantsville; a daughter, Louise Carbone and her partner, Bill Schoonmaker, of Southington; her grandchildren, Marie Nason and her husband, Dennis, Karen Kraut and her husband, Eric, Susan Weber and her husband, Michael, Maryellen Palumbo, and Amy Brown and her husband, Craig; her great-grandsons, Zachary Nason, Ronald Fachini, Jack Maurice, Larry and Joseph Weber and AJ Palumbo; and her great-granddaughters, Natalie Maurice, Megan Palumbo and Veronica Weber. She was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Anne McClish and a grandson, John Fachini. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and friend. A generous caregiver, she welcomed many into her life. Her great sense of humor and positive attitude contributed to a long and fulfilling life. As an avid Yankee fan, she was recognized in a letter from the Yankee organization on her 90th birthday for being a dedicated fan for many years. She will be missed by many, but not forgotten.

The family wishes to extend their thanks to the staff at Ingraham Manor and a special thanks to the hospice staff at Bristol Hospital who treated her with the dignity and love which she richly deserved. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bristol Hospital Hospice Care Center, Brewster Road, Bristol, CT 06010. Funeral services were held April 3, 2009 from the DellaVecchia Funeral Home to St. Thomas Church for a Mass. Burial followed in St. Thomas Cemetery.


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CitizenOpinion Bob Dornfried

The Southington Citizen Friday, April 10, 2009

From the Editor

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But we can’t St. Thomas School blame history for igwill host the sixth noring freedom. just and final performas we can’t blame it ance of its annual for not using comPassion Play on the puters sooner. night this paper arI challenge you to rives in your mailtake a moment to do box. a thought experiI first visited ment. Take one of Southington five Janowski the assumptions you years ago to attend the Passion Play. At the time, live by, and imagine if it wasI didn’t understand why it n’t there to guide you. Imagine, for example, that was necessary to show up more than an hour before the all men were not created equal. show started. Pretend you lived before Now, I know. Since then I have had the any of today’s major reliprivilege of participating in gions existed. Or even try to put yourself the play three times. What I like most about the in the shoes of someone who Passion Play is that it forces cannot take their own surme to think what it must vival for granted. In my experience, time have been like to hear Jesus spent thinking about these speak for the first time. Christian stories and con- ideas and preconceptions cepts have entered popular helps us to realize that not culture and even the English everyone from the past, or language to such an extent even today, shares them with that it has become easy to us. It’s hard for me to even forget how out of the ordinary many Christian ideas imagine thinking without thinking about freedom. are. It wasn’t always this way. Religious ideas aren’t the Similarly, it has been an only ones that lose their novenlightening experience to elty over time. I like the movie “Brave- think back to what Jesus heart,” Mel Gibson’s film must have sounded like to about a Scottish freedom the fishermen, tax collectors, priests, scribes, mothfighter. However, the movie lost ers, fathers, children, begsome credibility with me af- gars, lepers, prostitutes and ter one of my college profes- thieves who heard him. At the time, Jesus’ claim sors pointed out how the character William Wallace that he is God would have was speaking like a natural shocked the people around rights philosopher centuries him. Today, it is treated as a before John Locke or commonplace. Thomas Hobbes lived. Now, Christians can comAfter a while, I learned to appreciate the movie for fortably view the resurrecwhat it was without holding tion as inevitable. Two-thouits historical inaccuracies sand years ago, during the time between his death and against it. The larger point is that we, his appearance in the upper that is people of this time in room, the followers of Jesus history, especially Ameri- would not have been so cercans, often forget that free- tain. Happy Easter! dom as we understand it was — Zachary Janowski not a primary concern to humans for much of history.

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Letters to the Editor Uncommon sense To the editor: I read something today about the passing of Common Sense, I quote: “Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:” It goes on about his attributes, his decline, and perhaps some of you have read about it. Here is my response: Yes Virginia, there is a Common Sense. He is not unlike Santa Claus, for if you truly believe in his spirit then he will live in your heart and guide you in life. Though it may appear that Common Sense is not real, it is only because too many have closed their minds to his genuineness and have therefore blinded others. Be at peace Virginia and believe still what you feel within you. Trust in yourself and listen to your conscience. Heed the voice you alone can listen to and choose to ignore those who may lead you astray. Mourn not the loss of

Common Sense among those who no longer accept as true, his spirit, which will never die, for they are gone astray in their wandering search for something they will never find — inner peace. Although it may appear otherwise, it is only their fear of losing themselves which has made them want to gather others to their cause. And though you may seem alone, know this Virginia: Common Sense survives within you and me, and others, even if they are difficult to discern in the midst of turmoil. What is right will not ever be made wrong, and what is wrong shall not succeed as long as there are advocates such as you. Yes Virginia, while it may appear Common Sense is deceased, it is only because you are looking in the wrong direction. Michael Aldieri Plantsville

Sloper a gem To the editor: As the days grow longer and the sun seems to be shining a bit brighter, everyone in our household is giddy with the promise of warm weather around the corner. I know, it’s only March and the snow mounds piled on

my patio still linger from the winter months, but we just can’t help looking forward to the sunny adventures to be had. It’s what’s getting us through this long, cold winter. And now, we have a new summer tradition to look forward to – YMCA Camp Sloper! Our daughter, Serena, attended her very first day camp experience last August as a 3.5 year old in the Wanderers program at YMCA Camp Sloper. Though I sent her off with the apprehension of a first-time camp mom, I quickly learned I needn’t have worried. Miss Jen, the Wanderers director, and the counselors handled Serena’s transition as a very young first-timer with every bit of the warmth and care I was hoping for. We were welcomed with the kind of excitement and smiles that make a kid feel super special every day. The program itself was designed thoughtfully, with a wonderful variety of age appropriate activities: nature walks, tie dye, craft projects and swimming in a pond are just among her favorites. Serena soaked up every minute she was there, and was already talking about “the next time” before we even got in the car to head home each afternoon.

We all want to be able to provide the best opportunities for our children and I am no exception. I am a parent with sometimes unreasonably high expectations when it comes to my daughter. I am obviously more than happy with her experience at YMCA Camp Sloper and wanted to share my feelings with the rest of the community. In addition to the pure joy on her face, I saw her grow in ways I never expected. My only regret is that I didn’t register her for an earlier week in the summer last year so we could repeat another session! This summer I know better! Through my own camp history as a former staff member, I have come to realize what a magical experience YMCA Camp Sloper is. I am thrilled to finally be able to pass this gift on to the one person that matters most to me — my child. We are so fortunate to have this gem right in our backyard and I hope other families will take advantage of the program this summer so their children can share in the magic of YMCA Camp Sloper! Kim Doyle Plantsville

Not again

To the editor: Here we go again. Art Secondo and his same group of people he brings up in sports, every time he speaks. He’s talking about a sports hall of fame for Southington. He has to be the number one spokesperson for the John Fontana club. He shoots out names of sport players, almost all baseball and football from his time, around the 50s and 60s. Some of them are his pals, that he hangs onto their coattails. Art, did anyone have a name, or do anything outstanding in sports, after the 50s and 60s? Track and field, I’m sure there were a number of outstanding athletes and teams that set records, or were just real good. Basketball, again not any names after your favorite time. Wrestling, gymnastics, other sports, no names mentioned. Why don’t you just fill your cellar with pictures of your favorite people, have your own hall of fame? Then you can sit down there at night and be in your own world. Richard Casale Sr. Southington

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Southington’s kids need positive adult influences By Kelly Berkmoes Special to The Citizen This month’s featured asset is “other adult relationships.” Youth who have this asset receive support from three or more adults who are not their parents. According to the Search Institute’s statistics, 43 percent of students reported having this asset. Even though that number is not as low as some of the other assets, 57 percent of students reporting that they do not have this asset is way too high. Questions in the survey that students responded “no” to were: —Do you believe the adults in your neighborhood care about you? —Do the adults in your town make you feel useful and important? —Do adults give you encouragement whenever they see you? —Do you look forward to spending time with the adults in your life? —Do any adults in your life talk with you at least once a month? If you are an adult, neighbor, coach, mentor, teacher, parent or volunteer and live in the Southington community, it is your responsibility to ensure our students are responding yes to all of these questions. Creating positive relationships and interactions with youth is not hard to do, even if you do not have time to spend with them on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Something as simple as asking their opinions or saying hello

to the kids in your neighborhood, can create small bonds and start relationships that will make them feel there are adults in their lives that care about them. Here are some tips to building this asset. As parents, engage the adults that already know your teens, such as relatives, friends and coaches, to get more involved in their lives. As an adult, locate activities that involve youth in the Southington community and start to participate in them. After school programs, volunteer work and special events are a few suggestions. Have your children make a list of all the adults they interact with on a daily basis, including grandparents, club leaders, bus drivers, school cafeteria staff, aunts, uncles and custodians. Send them all a short note, telling them how much they are appreciated. Many adults do not know how important they are to children. This way, asset building can be recognized from both aspects because it’s never too late to identify a caring adult that can help take the pressure off youth during the teenage years. These and other ways to build assets with children can be found on the Search Institute’s Web site, www.search-institute.org For more information about STEPS, contact Kelly Berkmoes at berkmoesk@southington.org or (860) 276-6281.


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The Southington Kiwanis annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at South End School, on Maxwell Noble Drive, Saturday, April 11. Activities, sponsored by the Southington High School Key Club, begin at 10:30 a.m.; the Easter egg hunt is at 11:30 a.m. No registration is required. Donations of nonperishable food items will be collected for the local food pantries, but are not required to participate.

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Ten children from eight area towns will perform in the Connecticut premiere of “The Hundred Dresses,” based on the 1944 award-winning book by Connecticut author Eleanor Estesat, including Plantsville resident, Sarah Beaulieu, who plays the role of Jack. “The Hundred Dresses” will be presented at Newington Children’s Theatre Company’s Black Box20 Theatre, 743 N. Mountain Road, Newington. Performances are Friday, May 1 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, May 2 at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 3 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children, students, and seniors. Special group rates and party packages are available. Call (860) 666-6282 to purchase tickets. For more information on NCTC, visit the Web site www.newingtonchildrenstheatre.org.

The Unico Club has scheduled its annual Spring Big Breakfast Buffet at the Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., Southington, Sunday, April 19, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Buffet includes all-youcan-eat eggs, pancakes, french toast. ham, bacon, sausage, corned beef hash, hash browns, toast, bagels, muffins, coffee, tea, milk and orange juice. Cost is $6 for adults, $4.50 for children under 12 and seniors, and children under 3 are free. Tickets are for sale at Fasulo & Albini CPAs, the Calendar House, from any Unico member, or call Dave Kanute at (860) 621-5494. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. Proceeds will benefit Unico charities.

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Chamber dinner meeting The Southington Chamber of Commerce has scheduled its 71st annual dinner meeting Saturday, April 18, at 6 p.m., at the Aqua Turf Club, 556 Mulberry St., Plantsville. Cost is $65 per person and includes dinner, open bar and dancing to retro music of the 50s, 60s and 70s. Installation of new officers will be fol-

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Networking group Job Seekers, a Southington unemployment/under employed group, meets every Thursday at 10 a.m. at the First Congregational Church of Southington, 37 Main St. The group is open to any residents in Southington and the surrounding towns and meets for approximately two hours to network and discuss various job seeking issues. There is no charge to attend. For more information, contact the Rev. Pat Liberty at (860) 628-6958.

Local memorabilia sold by Chamber The Southington Chamber of Commerce offers a wide selection of Southington gift items for sale. Items include "I Love My Hometown" desk clocks, postcards, candles, magnets, coffee mugs, trivets, cartoon maps and blankets. The chamber's office, on the second floor at 1 Factory Square, is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (860) 628-8036.

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The Central Connecticut Women's Forum, a group of professional business women, meets on the third Tuesday of each month in Plainville to network, share resources and offer support. Meetings consist of an informal networking period, dinner and a speaker. Members represent every level of business and industry, ranging from students to vitamin distributors to corporate attorneys, and each member is a valued addition to the group. Members also receive group rate discounts on insurance through the organization. For more information, visit www.centralctwomen.org.

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Irene Zakszewski, 83, of Southington, died peacefully, April 3, 2009 at Bristol Hospital. She was born May 11, 1925 in Meriden, and was the daughter of the late John and Stanislawa (Rakowska) Glowacki. She was a former employee of New Britain General Hospital for 28 years before retirement. She was the loving mother

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of making everyone feel like family. She gave everything she ever earned or ever had to those she loved. Her greatest joy in life were her four grandsons, and she leaves them with wonderful memories of their years together. Funeral services will be private. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Southington. The Paul A. Shaker/Farmingdale Funeral Home, New Britain, is handling the arrangements.

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Mulberry Gardens, 58 Mulberry St., Plantsville, has scheduled a luncheon and book signing, Wednesday, April 22, from noon to 2 p.m. “London War Letters” is the story of an ordinary family living in London during the war years of 1940 to 1945, told through letters to a daughter, the author, Christine Vassar Tall. To register, call Marie Terzak, at (860) 276-1020.

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Obituaries Frances Uryga Frances S. (Bemer) Uryga died peacefully April 4, 2009 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. She was born in Glastonbury and had lived in New Britain for most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Mary (Lipa) Bemer and was the widow of Joseph Uryga. She was a member of Holy Cross Church and retired from the Fafnir Bearing Co. She was a special mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother, and her greatest joy was being with her family. She will be dearly missed by all of them. She is survived by her devoted children, a daughter, Maureen Vaverchak and her husband, Matthew, with whom she made her home, and Stephen Uryga and his wife, Irene, of Southington; as well as seven beloved grandchildren and five precious great-grandchildren who where her pride and joy. She is also survived by two sisters, Nellie Wayne and Jean Lavoie, both of East Hartford; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Barbara Bukowski; her grand-

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William Cosker Wi l l i a m Cosker, 83, of Southington, died April 4, 2009 in Southington. He was the beloved husband of Claire (Rioux) Cosker for 55 years. Born June 11, 1925 in Bloomfield to Martin and Edith (Feeley) Cosker, he had been a Southington resident since 1958. He was the former owner of the Atlantic Ventilating and Equipment Company, Cromwell. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. In addition to his wife, Claire, he was the loving father to his children, Debbie Cosker Swerske and her husband, Brian, of Florida, Susan Pinkerton and her hus-

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DePaolo

Obituary Michael Cassella Michael A. “Mickey” Cassella, 83, of Bristol, p a s s e d away suddenly at home. He was the husband of the late Lillian (Rocco) Cassella. Born in New Haven July 2, 1925, he was the son of the late Michael and Florence (Grimaldi) Cassella. He was a U.S. Army/Air Force veteran of World War II. He had attended Williams College. He was in banking for many years and was president of Southington Bank and Trust for several years, retiring in 1985. He was one of the first lecturers at St. Thomas Church in Southington. He was longtime member and former treasurer of the Southington UNICO Club. He was proud

of his Italian heritage and loved his family, especially his two granddaughters. He also was a big fan of the New York Yankees, Notre Dame football, and the University of Connecticut men’s and women’s basketball teams. He is survived by his loving son and daughter-in-law, Michael P. and Maria Cassella, of Bristol; and his cherished granddaughters, Lisa Marie and Gina Patrice Cassella. He also leaves a brother, Philip Pomposi and his wife, Joyce; and a sister, Josephine Albrycht and her husband, Felix, all of Southington; his brother-inlaw and sister-in-law, John and Rose Rocco, of New Jersey; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held April 7, 2009 from the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, to St. Joseph’s Church, Bristol. Burial with military honors was in St. Thomas Cemetery, Southington.

Continued from page 17 of Jolanta and Zbigniew Chudy and received an award last year for citizenship and responsibility for her elementary school. She is a part of the DePaolo Leadership Program and also recently

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Services Continued from page 22 Plantsville, (860) 628-4901 Good Friday, April 10, 3 p.m.: service of the Lord's Passion and Death, liturgy of the Word, communion of the faithful, veneration of the cross Holy Saturday, April 11: Easter vigil service begins at

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DiNello hopes to build on SHS golf tradition By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen After back-to-back second place finishes at the state tournament, 2008 opened with great promise on the links for the Blue Knights, but after a disappointing ninth place finish at states, those close to the program knew that change was on the horizon. In 2009, it will be a newlook team teeing off for Southington and it will start at the top as last years head coach, Ed Malczyk, gave way to first year head coach Jim DiNello. Malczyk left his mark,

leading his team to a sterling record of 15-4 overall and 8-2 in the powerful CCC North last season, finishing second in the conference to state champ Simsbury. As DiNello steps in, he will certainly have his work cut out for him in trying to replace five graduated seniors, four of which were starters. DiNello is in his first year as boys’ coach at Southington High but led the Berlin girls’ golf team to five state championships in the early 1990s. The group was headlined by Matt Riccio, who won DiSee Golf, page 40

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Southington senior second baseman Kelly Paterson returns for the Knights after being named All-Conference, All-State and leading the team with a .437 average.

Softball lacks experience By Sarah Gomes The Southington Citizen

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The teams congratulate each other after the Red team's 36-32 victory in the Derynoski School Michael Casale Scholarship basketball game.

The spring season has returned to New England and after a quarterfinal exit in the Class LL Tournament last season, the Southington Blue Knights softball team is looking to rebound with a strong start to 2009, with the same attitude they used heading into 2008. "It is always the same thing," head coach John Bores said. "First thing we want to do is win the league, make sure we are playing in the last game of the season, and overall improve individually." Senior captain Brittany Volpe was a threeyear starter at centerfield and looks to move from the outfield to the pitching mound, while fellow senior captains Kelly Paterson and Amanda Palmieri will be a big part of the Blue Knights return to success this season. Paterson comes off an All-State season, leading the team with .437 batting average, while Palmieri finished 2008 just like she did the previous two, as an All-Conference squad member, sporting a .379 batting average. Junior Rachel Volpe returns behind the plate this season, while sophomore Jess Davenport will line up at first and will also be looked upon to pitch and junior Christa Shorette will move from left field to third.

Unfortunately, the start might be hampered by an injury, as junior Val Mazrak will be out at least six weeks after suffering a broken finger. "She is one of our best hitters on our squad and a big part of our lineup last year," Bores said. "This is a big loss for us at the beginning of the season." It doesn't seem far-fetched then that Bores expects the team's strength this year to be in its defense. "I think our defense is going to be our strong suit," Bores said. "For right now, as we get into the groove of our season, it's what will help get us to where we need to be at the plate." So what is the weakness of the BlueKnight squad, sitting in a tough CCC North conference with the likes of a pair of teams that their head coach sees as the ones to beat? Bores says it is lack of experience. "Simsbury and Manchester are two teams that will be great competition for us and always are," Bores said. "We will need to overcome our lack of experience." Simsbury and Manchester finished behind CCC North champion Southington in 2008, as the two both finished 7-3 in the conference, while the Blue Knights ended con-

See Softball, next page


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Southington High School Spring Sports Capsules BOYS GOLF

HEAD COACH: Jim DiNello RECORD LAST YEAR: 15-4 (8-2 CCC North) KEY LOSSES: Five graduates, Matt Riccio, went on to play golf at New York University, Joe Pfeffer, Dom Garafola, both were part of the four starters on varsity, Jeff Ryder. KEY RETURNEES: Sr. Jim O'Hara, only returning player to play in each varsity match last season. NEWCOMERS: Juniors Jeff Divinere and Sean Mongillo each played in two varsity matches in 2008. OUTLOOK: "Our biggest weakness after a good finish last year is our lack of experience as a result of graduating five seniors. Even so, we should be a contender and the team is hardworking and

enthusiastic." Dinello is in his first year as boys’ coach at Southington but led the Berlin High School girls’ golf team to five state championships.

BOYS LACROSSE HEAD COACH: Ron Chase RECORD LAST YEAR: 510 (3-5 CCC North) KEY LOSSES: Seven varsity letterman to graduation, five of which were starters. KEY RETURNEES: Sr. attack Kyle Casserino, started every game as a junior and is a strong dodger and goal scorer. Sr. midfielder Dan Mayock, started every game and is the best returning player in the midfield. So. attack Matt Prezioso, started every game as a freshman and is a "high goal scorer and sensational finisher." Sr.

goalie Jason Letendre, did not miss a game last season and has the potential to be one of the best goalies in the state, "he is a great stopper and the ultimate leader on the field." NEWCOMERS: Jr. Anthony Florian, missed last season due to a wrist injury, will start this year at midfield. Sr. Joe Harvey, did not play in 2008, will start at attack, and So. Zach Wholley, transferred from Kingswood Oxford, "is one of the best midfielders in the state." OUTLOOK: "We will have a strong defense and attack, but there are a lot of new faces in the midfield. Every game will be a tough one because there are a number of teams in the conference who are competing for the CCC championship. Still, we should be a contender."

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HEAD COACH: Amy Clark RECORD LAST YEAR: 29 (1-6 CCC North) KEY LOSSES: Few graduating seniors. KEY RETURNEES: Sr. captains Emily Roach, midfield, McKenzie Angel, defensive, and Bridget Sheehan, low attack. NEWCOMERS: Fr. Michela Dean, "will probably be the only freshman to play and make an impact on varsity." OUTLOOK: "I just want to see a strong defense and hopefully we can end the season as a .500 team, that would be my highest goal. I'm not going to say that we're going to win states, but hopefully we'll be a .500 team. I'd like us to learn from both our wins and losses. Starting this year, there is no looking back, everything is about looking forward."

HEAD COACH: Rich Niro RECORD LAST YEAR: 6-1 KEY LOSSES: Matthew Berube, big loss, all-state last season in triple jump and high jump, which he won, as well as finishing second in the decathlon, also All-CCC North last season and is now doing indoor and outdoor track at Central Connecticut. Holds all Southington jump records for indoor track and owns high jump, triple jump, and decathlon records for outdoor. KEY RETURNEES: Sr. captain Chris Kelly, reigning Class LL 300-meter intermediate hurdle champion, 2008 conference champion in 110meter high hurdle and 300meter intermediate hurdle, 2007-2008 All-CCC North. Sr. captain Evan Rodrigues, 2008 CCC runner-up in long jump

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Spring Continued from page 38 and was named All-CCC North last season. Juniors Jake Rodrigues and Ravin Walters, finished third and fourth respectively at 2008 CCC Championship, 2008 AllCCC North. NEWCOMERS: Sr. captains Holland Florian, jumps, and Chris Daly, throws, Sr. Tyler Sadowski, scored at CCC North in 2008, Jr. Nate Mozian, scored in intermediate hurdles at 2008 CCC North championships. OUTLOOK: "Our team has a solid core of returning athletes in the distance runs and technical events - jumps, throws and hurdles. Our biggest weakness will be our athletes' lack of experience in state level competition, but we will still be contenders."

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throws, had a good season last year and specializes in javelin. NEW COMERS: Jr. Alexa Cox, sprints, "could challenge some of the better sprinters if she remains injury free." Jr. Ashley Sisk, sprints, "good sprinter and hurdler - will help the team in any event if asked." OUTLOOK: "We're in a real tough division in the CCC North. Glastonbury, Simsbury, Manchester, we just can't compete with them right now because they have a lot of talented people and while we have some talented athletes, we just don't have the depth. Our best people will be in the jumps, we'll be OK in the sprints because we have a couple of good sprinters, but our weakest area is in the throws because we lack depth in that area."

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Golf Continued from page 37 vision I in 2007 and used a strong 2008 campaign to earn a spot on the New York University golf roster, where he currently attends school and is having a great rookie year. Aside from Riccio, two other mainstays in the Blue Knights starting four to leave were Joe Pfeffer and Dom Garafola. A fourth man, Jeff Ryder, rounds out the group of graduates that got most of the time last season. However, amongst last year's starters, senior Jim O'Hara still remains. "He is our only returning player that played in every varsity match last season, averaging 39.13 strokes per nine holes," DiNello said. O'Hara will be the key for the Blue Knights and the

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Southington boys' volleyball did not exist until 2003 and in their first year they did not even win a game. But with some good coaching, some dedicated players, and a growing interest in volleyball, the Blue Knights have cemented themselves as arguably the most successful spring sport in Southington over the past three years. Last year was a benchmark year for the Knights as they did not lose a game all season, making it to the state finals for the second straight year and for the second straight year, they lost to Staples. Still, success is contagious and now year in and year out, the expectations remain high. "We still want to get to the finals," coach Lou Giancopolos said. "We were two points away from going to a fifth game in the final last year

and the coach said afterwards that if we had, we would have probably won. We will have to work that much harder to do it because we graduated so much physically and mentally." Those players that Giancopolos talks about replacing were all standouts as seniors for Southington last season and include Brendan McGourn, who went to Lasell on a full-ride, and Rob Talko, who is playing at Marist. Even with the loss of four senior all-stars, the Blue Knights go into the season with a great attitude and a solid base of returning starters, including their setter from last season, Nick Defeo. Looking at his team in practice so far, coach Giancopolos could not be more thrilled with his team's work ethic. “Our team motto is to ‘Let the bodies hit the floor,’”Gi-


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VOLLEYBALL HEAD COACH: Lou Giancopolos RECORD LAST YEAR: 18-0 (12-0 CCC East) KEY LOSSES: Brendan McGourn, setter and outside hitter, full scholarship to play at Lasell and was their starting setter and conference freshman of year, Dave Taricani, right side hitter, Rob Talko, outside hitter, now playing at Marist, Mariusz Kurzatkowski, outside hitter - all the starters were all-conference and senior allstars. KEY RETURNEES: Jr. Brendan Charamut, 6-foot-5 right-side hitter, Sr. captain Ryan Charamut, 6-foot-3 middle hitter, Sr. Jon Clark, 6foot-5 middle hitter, Sr. cap-

tain Justin Solomon, libero, Sr. captain Kenny Duffy, outside hitter, Jr. Nick Defeo, setter. NEWCOMERS: Sr. Mitch Pelton, earned the spot of starting outside hitter after not playing in varsity last year, was most improved player at Connecticut Juniors Volleyball Association in the off-season. So. Jeff Drogsek, outside hitter, So. Mitch Oshana, defensive specialist and back-up libero. OUTLOOK: "What is going to make this season a little tougher is that we lost some talent and the other teams in our conference got a lot better. The word is getting out about boys' volleyball. Wethersfield and Newington are going to be phenomenal, but Glastonbury is going to be the big one and our hardest competition, with 12 seniors and quite a bit of talent."

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ancopolos said. "When you see us practice and play, we know the importance of each point and that is something I haven't had in the past." This workman-like approach to the game, along with a difficult schedule, leads Giancopolos to believe that this year's team will bring their best to the floor each game, something teams have struggled with in the past. "With the teams we've had, we played when we had to and that is a bad habit to get into. It's hard to play 110 percent when you play a team with six players, but this season, you'll see more of our 'A' game because our hard opponents are going to bring out the best in us. What is going to make us a better team is playing the tougher teams." What Giancopolos is referring to is playing in the CCC East, as the Knights will have to face a top heavy mix including Newington, Wethersfield and Glastonbury. After going perfect last season, Giancopolos said that he does not expect anyone to be perfect this year. Now on the cusp of the season, Giancopolos is ready to get things going and after two scrimmages, he says that until the games start, there is remaining uncertainty. "We all do not know what to expect. We have our dreams and wish list, but until we see the team that shows up, we won't know. For example, when we played Newington in a scrimmage, we had players show up, but not play as a team and we struggled. Then against Lewis Mills, we had a team and not any players and we played great, so for the last four days, we have been focusing on team dynamic because now we know the benefits of playing as team." As to getting over the hump in the state finals, Giancopolos said, "there are a couple things that we're going to put into the mix. With the tougher schedule, we'll have to work harder and play our 'A' game more often; if Staples does not play their ‘A’ game as often, we can surprise them. We're in the program's seventh season, so now alumni can come back and talk to kids and explain experiences and help guide them and I really believe the players will benefit from that."


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Chris Kelly, Evan Rodrigues will lead boys outdoor track team By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen Coach Rich Niro agrees that last year was a successful opening campaign. This year, expectations remain high for the second year boys' outdoor track coach, but he is not sure that Southington will be able to repeat last year's heroics. "Our biggest team weakness is that we don't have too many athletes that have been tested on the state level," Niro said. A lot of the blame for this lack of experience can be at-

tested to the graduation of all-state performer Matthew Berube, who excelled in his senior year, winning the high jump in Class LL and finishing second in the triple jump. He also finished second overall in the state in the decathlon. Berube garnered All-CCC North honors to go along with those he received at states and broke numerous Blue Knight school records. He is now on the indoor and outdoor track teams for the CCSU Blue Devils. However, Southington's seventh place finish at the

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Youth Sports Results Southington North Baseball League Major Division April 4 and 5 White Sox 4, Angels 3 It was a great team effort by the White Sox, including a double play executed by Nick Falco and Chris Abbott. Mike Aberizk had the game-winning hit in the bottom of the sixth. For the Angels, Peter Christiano was strong pitching in the season opener as was Jacob Bocek. Mike Burek went two for three and played great behind the plate.

Marlins 12, Braves, 8 Jose Silva was player of the game for the Braves, with a triple and fantastic pitching. Jack Rivers got his first major league hit. Thomas Taber had a single and was a great teammate. Adam Viviano pitched well. For the Marlins, hits were recorded by Jonathan Gray, Zach Blanchette, Logan Larosa, R.J. Parent, Trevor Godston, Dan Fappiano, Josh Makles, and Sean Garrison. Athletics 9, Orioles 3 Michael Taylor had three hits for the A's. Mark Ho-

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14-1 (09)

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A Symbol of the Season

Do you keep any stuffed animals in your bedroom at home? You might have a fluffy stuffed bunny among your favorites. Rabbits, both stuffed and alive, seem very cuddly with their soft fur, long ears and twitching noses. To celebrate the arrival of spring, The Mini Page takes a closer look at rabbits.

Rabbit or hare?

photo by Kent Miller, courtesy National Park Service

You might think the words “rabbit” and “hare” describe the same animal. In fact, there are big differences between rabbits and hares. • Rabbits are born without hair and are blind. Hares are born with fur and with their eyes open. • Hares are usually bigger than rabbits and have longer legs and ears. • Hares can usually run faster A hare in Alaska’s than rabbits. Denali National Park. • Some rabbits live in underground burrows, while hares have their nests above ground.

photo by Jim Pisarowicz, courtesy National Park Service

Hopping Into Spring The wild rabbit most often seen in the United States is the cottontail. These gray or brown rabbits sometimes have a white spot between their eyes and a white tail that looks like a cotton ball. This is a desert cottontail.

Wild rabbits

What’s for dinner?

Many thousands of years ago, rabbits could be found only on the continents of Africa and Europe. Today, they live on every continent except Antarctica. North American rabbits usually like to live alone. They can mate at any time during the year, but February to October is their main mating season. Male rabbits, or bucks, will fight over a female rabbit, or doe. A pregnant rabbit builds a nest for her babies. She may have four or five litters of babies during a year, with five to eight bunnies in each litter. But rabbits have many predators, or other animals that hunt them, so many of the babies will not live to be adults.

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14-2 (09); release dates: April 4-10 from The Mini Page © 2009 Universal Press Syndicate

Who’s Your Bunny? © Disney Enterprises, Inc. Based on the “Winnie the Pooh” works by A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard.

1. In this book, the little bunny tries to convince his dad of how much he “_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ loves him. The book is _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _” called:

3. This poor nervous rabbit is also smart. He helps his friends in the Hundred-Acre Wood solve problems. He has a very simple name: ______

art © Frederick Warne & Co., 1902, 2002

4. This brother-and-sister team from books and TV take good care of each other. Sometimes brothers and sisters can be frustrating, but these two always find ways to work things out. Their names are: ___ ___ ____

from The Mini Page © 2009 Universal Press Syndicate

Mini Spy . . .

art © Frederick Warne & Co., 1902, 2002

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Text © 1994 Sam McBratney. Illustrations © 1994 Anita Jeram. Reproduced by permission of Candlewick Press on behalf of Walker Books Ltd., London.

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5. This bunny from a series of books by Beatrix Potter has been a much-loved character for more than 100 years. Beatrix’s bestknown book has been translated into 16 languages. This naughty bunny’s _____ ______ name is:

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Rabbits have long been a symbol of spring. Some of our favorite characters from books, movies and television bring joy and laughter all year long. Can you identify these beloved bunnies or where they come from?

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Richard A. Sidorik to Judith A. Davis, 11 Hickory Hill, $117,000. Michael J. and Joyce B. Dellavecchia to Michael A. and Susan M. Deluco, unit 5, 697 South End Road, $235,000. David J. and Andrea L. Mamula to Margaret M. Gostebski, 98 Hart Acre Road, $242,000. Mary R. Stagis to Lisa Boy, 103 Debbie Drive, $153,000. David G. and Wendy V. McGinnis to Rafal and Dorota

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BERLIN Priced reduced & so are interest rates! Don’t miss this one. 3 BR, 2 BA Ranch. 2 car garage, Master Suite - wd. flrs. Roof, furnace, hot water hter., wndws., finished lower level. New wd. pellet stove 08’. Electric dog fence. Move-in condition. $259,900. Derek Jutras 883-7091.

SOUTHINGTON $629,900 NEW LISTING! Fabulous 7 yr. home on 2 private acres. Over 4000 sq. ft. including LL rec room. 4 BR & 3 1/2 baths. Inground pool. A beauty! Paula Burton MLS# G524276.

SOUTHINGTON $399,900 Custom Contemporary on 1 acre. Open & sunny! Vaulted ceilings & skylights. Jacuzzi master bath. New roof & furnace. Paula Burton MLS# G523467.

SOUTHINGTON Commercial 1530 sq. ft. building with dock and drive in door. Rent for $600/month without heat or $725/month with heat. Gary Mancino MLS# G516306.

SOUTHINGTON Commercial Several spaces available! Street front, upstairs office, 2 workshops & outside storage. Office, workshop, garage storage negotiable. Marc Krystanowicz MLS# G517243.

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KENSINGTON Sought after Ranch at Kensington Woods. Convenient 1st flr. entry end unit...park in front & walk right into your beautiful & private new home. C-air, eat-in kitch. w/bbar, frplc., 15x7 deck. 2 BRs, 2 full BA, garage port. $174,900. Derek Jutras 883-7091.

NEW BRITAIN End Unit! 2 BR, 1.5 bath Townhouse w/garage. Beautiful new flooring. Laundry & storage rm. in lower level. Only unit in complex with room to park 2 cars in front. Convenient location. $108,000. Janice 209-6640.

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Located in the heart of Southington on the Green. W G NE TIN S LI SOUTHINGTON - The feel of Vermont, yet a neighborhood setting. Tucked away and private, you’ll be able to see and hear the babbling brook that runs thru this 2.38 acre nature lovers paradise. Located in area of executive homes. $215,000.

NEW PRICE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY SOUTHINGTON - Be your own boss. Owners retiring and looking to pass on this renowned Italian Deli. Included in the sale is the real estate, equipment, and advanced orders. This turn-key operation will be a money maker from day one and can easily be expanded to a sit down restaurant with some minor rearranging. Adjacent lot is also for sale, ideal for future expansion or parking. Located on RT. 10 and convenient to I-84. Newly priced at $450,000.

W E NE IC PR SOUTHINGTON - Cute & cozy 5 RM. Ranch in East side neighborhood. Features 3 BRs, eat-in kitchen, HW floors, large level lot for summer picnics, 1 car gar. & walking distance to schools. $219,900.

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Korczak, 54 Hazelwood Drive, ice Majewski, trustees, to news@southingtoncitizen.com Valentino Coccagna, 671 $400,000. Michael A. and Susan M. Ledgeview Court, $195,000. DeLuco to Manuel Gonzalez Jr., 527 Hobart St., $250,000. Tetova LLC to Natra ProperMeriden 203.634.1876 ties LLC, 1244 Meriden Ave., Southington 860.621.8378 $270,000. Scott M. Mulrooney to Kevin C. Harwood, 77 Summit St., is CENTURY 21® $166,000. Open House Month Access America Rebecca L. Lewis to Linda CENTURY 21 is a trademark licensed to Century 21 Real Estate LLC. An Equal Opportunity Company. Ahlstrand, unit 4F, 285 Queen Equal Housing Opportunity. Each office is independently owned and operated. Terrace, $160,000. Now Hiring: New & Experienced Agents Richard K. Delmar and Jan-

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TDBank, 900 Queen St., sign, $5,000. Boutot, no first name given, 23 Jensen Court, roofing, $4,500. Paul Zavodjancik, 51 Saw Mill Lane, roofing, $4,000. Sean Florian, 85 Lady Slipper Lane, siding, $100. Chris Mirando, 56 Elliott Drive, remodeling, $17,000. Cingular Wireless, 500 Queen St., cell tower, $80,000. Kurt Ryder, 342 Edgewood Circle, porch, $3,000. First Summit LLC, 92 N. Summit St., remodeling, $1,000. Four Hundred Five Queen St., unit C, 405 Queen St., renovation, $24,000. Ray Gorman, 214 Woodruff St., roofing, $5,900. Wyndcrest Estates, 49 Wyndcrest Court, house, $82,000. Michael Tomilonus, 23 Hart Acre Road, siding, $2,000. Mark Proffitt, 202 Belleview Ave., siding and windows, $9,000. Brodach Rivercrest, 47 Brookview Place, deck, $2,000. Hawk’s Landing Country Club, 201 Pattonwood Drive, foundation, $30,000. Dean Stove Shop, 120 W. Main St., roofing, $9,000. Carl Shortell, 530 Berlin St., roofing, $1,900. Steve Christopher, 49 Harness Drive, renovation, $8,000. Joe Smith, 67 Bishop Ave., roofing, $5,500.

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SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON ADDENDUM NO. 1 TO REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS Lawn Care Maintenance and Snow Removal Services 2009-2010 The following changes and additional information are hereby made a part of the Request for Proposal Documents: 1. Former Southington Landfill on Old Turnpike Road and Rejean Road consisting of approximately 15 acres to be mowed every seven to ten days during the growing season including inside and outside of the fence. Dated: April 1, 2009 TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON, CT John Weichsel Town Manager

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SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BOARD OF FINANCE TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON APRIL 16, 2009 The Board of Finance of the Town of Southington will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, 2009, on the following item: 1. Appropriation of $3.350 million to the Capital Fund new account “Rails to Trails Construction Phase II” which will be offset by an appropriation of $3.350 million to the Capital Fund new revenue account “Federal Stimulus Grant”. The meeting will be held in the Town Council Chambers, 75 Main Street, second floor, Southington, Connecticut. Dated: April 3, 2009 TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON John Weichsel Town Manager

LOST & FOUND LOST- Cat since 4/3/09. Very pettite. All black w/a split right ear. Responds to “Abby”. Missing from Old Kiln Rd near Cottontail, North Haven. Call (203) 234-7868 LOST- Set of keys. Toyota & remote start and 8 other keys. Vic. of Meriden/Wallingford. Email if found: rintrah13@hotmail.com LOST-Grey & black male tiger housecat. Answers to “Dusty”. Last seen on South Washington St, Norton Park area, Plainville. Very skittish. Please call if seen 860-302-8348 LOST-Miniature Pinscher. Black with rust colored spots. Vicinity of Columbus Park area Westside Meriden. Red & silver collar w/red leash. He is microchipped. Call 203-537-0585 LOST: Chihuahua with miniature dobey markings, last seen at Judd Square and North Cherry St, Wallingford, area, wearing pink harness and red leash. Needs medical attention. Please contact Liz with any information 203-537-8077

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PLEASE CHECK YOUR AD This newspaper makes every effort to avoid errors in advertisements. Each ad is carefully checked and proofread, but when you handle thousands of ads, mistakes do slip through. We ask therefore, that you check your ad on the FIRST day of publication. If you find an error, report it to the

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

AUTOMOBILES

SUBARU OUTBACK 1997, at, all wheel drive, loaded, heated seats, remote start, good tires, all maint. records. 216,000 miles. No oil leaks. Asking $2100 or best offer. 860-573-9218 TOYOTA 2000 Camry LE 82K, 4DR, auto, loaded. Serviced. Mint condition. Must See! $6,495. Call 203-634-1991 TOYOTA CAMRY 2001 4 door, AT, Loaded! Exc. cond. $6350. SATURN 2002 4dr, AT, air, 77K. Excellent. $3450. 203 213-1142

JEEP Grand Cherokee 1997150K, leather interior, power everything. $2500. Call (860) 729-1316

FOUND: Necklace. Holiday Cinema In Wallingford, 5pm Show On Sat 4/4. Call To Describe 203-265-0100 LOST Silver Chamilia charm bracelet@ Wallingford HomeDepot or Lowes. Reward offered. Heart is broken. Call 203-272-0407

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ROBERTS CHRYSLER DODGE Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles. 120 So. Broad St, Meriden, CT 203-235-1111

BMW 1985 5-Series Charcoal / Red Leather Interior Runs & drives. Needs Minor Mechanical. $800 or OBO. Call Don after 6pm @ 203-237-1339

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CHEVROLET CORVETTE 1998 Convertible. 8-cyl. Auto. Red w/black int. Power windows. AM/FM/CD player. Leather interior. Very clean. 69,000 Garage kept. Reduced $14,000 (203)886-9783 Leave message

SUV’S

ACURA SLX SUV 1997. V-6 engine, loaded, leather seats, moon roof, power and heated seats. More room than any other SUV. Same owner for the past 100,000 miles. Well taken care of. $2,700. 203.248.5982

TRIUMPH Spitfire Convertible 1976. Runs great, rebuilt engine, good tires, top, paint, interior. Extra 2 engines plus many parts. $3250, best offer. Call (860) 628-6773

SATURN Vue 2006 SUV. 4-cyl. Auto. Blue w/gray interior. Power windows. AM/FM/CD player. Remote start. Pwr. locks. New battery. Original owner. 19,500 Excellent condition. $11,000 Christine 860-747-8101

MOTORCYCLES ATV’S, ETC.

TRUCKS & VANS

DODGE DAKOTA LE 1993 Club cab, air, am/fm/CD, cruise, tilt, cap, bed liner. Good condition. $2,500 or best offer. Call 203-440-2842

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FORD 2003 RANGER EDGE 137K 4X4,V6 Well maintained, Black cold AC, new tires and suspension, 2nd owner-SHARP TRUCK. $5950. Call 860-349-1725

CLASSIC & ANTIQUES

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FOUND-Ladies ring. Vicinity of Queen St Mobil gas station, Southington. Call 860-621-6523 w/accurate description to claim.

TRUCKS & VANS

MITSUBISHI 2000 Diamante LS 4DR, auto, 90K, lthr, sunroof. 1 owner. Mint condition! Must See! Serviced! $5,995.Call 203-634-1991

PONTIAC 2002 Sunfire 4DR, 4 cyl, auto, AC, CD, PW, PL. 39K. 1 owner. Mint condition! $5,995. Call 203-634-1991

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SAAB 9-5 2004 sedan. Tan Alarm system. Excellent condition. HTD Leather seats, new tires and wipers, cd, 5 spd 2.3 T 78000 HWY. $6200 or best offer. (860)561-0549

GMC BRIGADIER DUMP 1987 33k GVW, 3208 Diesel. Plow rig, sand rig, 48K. $6500. CHEVY 1/2 TON 1991 Runs extraordinary. $1550. 203-2131142

ARCTIC CAT 400 ATV, 2005, 4x4, 376 cc, 24.75 hp, winch & plow, 289 mi, 645 hrs, $4000 OBO (203)284-0160


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FURNITURE & APPLIANCES MAGIC Chef fridge ALM.22.5cf Vg cond $100 203-634-1586

LAB AKC, OFA, Black & yellow. Parents are therapy dogs. Health guaranteed. $800-$900. Call (860) 681-5402

LAWN & GARDEN

REMODELING Must sell: blue couch & love seat w/lamps $375; oak & white kit set $150; VT rock maple bed, 2 dressers, mirror & night stand $400; leather sofa & recliner set $650; chest freezer $75; GE refrig, 17.7, $240; Antique stove, 1950’s, Frigidaire, $500. Samsung microwave, $35. Other items. Call after 5:30 203235-4988 SWING into Spring! Metal couch w/cushions, 1st $50. Call 203-238-3774

18” MTD Push lawn mower. $40. Call (203) 235-2465 21” SELF PROPELLED Lawn Boy, 6.75hp Craftsman push lawn mower, $40 each. Call (203) 235-2465 CASE Ingersoll Ride On Mower w/ snow caster & chains. $99 “AS IS”. Call 203-238-4547 DUAL bagger off x75 John Deere Excellent. $50 or best offer. Call 203-269-9579 PARKER lawn sweeper $25. Call 203-634-0457

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TORO Cordless Trimmer; Good condition. $25.00. (203) 2377330

SNOW BLOWERS/THROWERS SNOW BLOWER 5 HP Agway $99. Call 203-668-6707

CONSTRUCTION EQUIP & TOOLS 1-1/2HP TARGET 10” TILE SAW Good Condition. $275.00. Call 860-828-7617

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES APT. size dryer 120 volt Good condition. $75. Call 203-440-2520 BEAUTIFUL Brown 3 cushion couch. Great shape. Only $100. (203) 634-0048 BUNK BED for sale. Light wood. Good Condition. Asking $75.00 860-259-5389 BUNK beds Cherry posts, black metal rails. Can be separated. $70. Call 203-284-8135 CHAIRS DEXTRAL HERITAGE FLORAL PRINT 2 FOR 100. Call 203-269-5161

MOTORCYCLES ATV’S, ETC.

HONDA VT1100C2 Shadow Sabre 2002 Silver. 832 miles had no time to ride. Garage kept. needs to be tuned up. $5000 or b/o. 203-631-2842 or 203-237-5580 ask for Gene

AUTO PARTS TIRES Used, Continental. 5. 235 55 17. $80. 860-224-7209

Millions of people look to Marketplace everyday. It’s used news.

BOATS & MOTORS

21 FT BAYLINER cutty cabin 1987 with 130 hp Evinrude ob 1997 and loadrite trailer, low hrs,great shape. Fun boat. $4800 Call Bob @ 203-314-3412

PETS & LIVESTOCK 2 DRUMS, 12” tom, 14” floor tom, both for only $100. Call 203-634-0809

BIRD cage for small birds 23x16x23 like new $35 puppy or rabbit exercise pen 8 panels 42"h with door use indoors or out Used once. $60. 203-630-0290

PETS & LIVESTOCK

BULLDOGS, Boxers, Chihuahuas, Boston Terrier, Shih-Tsu, Labs - Yellow & Black $350 plus. Call 860-930-4001. FREE CATS- 2 1/2 yr old grey tiger, female. Very nice & friendly. Spayed, all shots. Grey 1 yr old male cat, neutered, all shots, very nice & lovable. Call (203) 759-0050 I AM looking for a male siamese to breed with my one year old Sealpoint/Flamepoint. No papers needed. Call Cara at 203-284-9691. YORKSHIRE Terrier. 14 month male. Healthy, loving & playful. Can send photos. $500. By appointment only. 203-506-3632

CHAIRS-4 blk padded back/seat, stackable. Like new! Kit., office, ent. $40. 203-630-1866 DINING room set w/6 chairs, oval, walnut, formica top, 2 leafs, opens to 94in. $350. Call for more info. VitaMaster Exercise bike, $20. Call 203-237-6807

EXCELLENT condition. Whirlpool Super Capacity 465 Oven Range w/ Accubake System. Flat surface 4 burner cooktop. Color: White. Dimensions: 29 3/4" X 25". Comes with matching 30" vent hood w/ light. $250. Call 203-634-6066.

Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators & Stoves CLEAN Will Deliver (203) 284-8986 MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE (2) WHITE thermo windows, 31 5/8 x 37 1/2, low E w/Argon glazing, tilt to clean alum 1/2 wire screen. Like new. $100. 860-346-5395 54” CUSTOM Oak vanity, left finish, with top and sink and white one piece toilet. $175. (203) 269-0877 BABY stroller & car seat Graco Both for $60 or best offer. Call 860-621-5511 BIG Tex trailer. 6’ x 12’. 12” sides Drop down gate. Good cond! $750. Call 203-237-7646 BISSELL powersteamer Pro with tools. Works great. $75. Call 203-2657186

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE TOOLBOX for full size truck. Polished aluminum diamond plate. Like brand new cond. $100/BO. 203-464-2979 WORK OUT Center, Weider Ultra Force XT stations including bench press, butterfly, leg press & stepper. Free. Call (860) 628-8090

MOTOROLA T-mobile w/extras pink $100. Call 203-294-9699 TV 32” RCA COLORTRACK With storage/stand. $100. 203-430-7531

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WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT

Silverware, china, glass, furniture, 50’s items, whole estates.

VERMONT CASTINGS -Resolute Coal or Wood Stove. $350. (203) 237-7883 VERMONT CASTINGS -Resolute Coal or Wood Stove. $350. (203) 237-7883

CLOTHING GOWN light pink chiffon tailored. Size 8 extra length $75. Call 203- 238-9823

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH

2 YANKEES TICKETS Sunday, 4/19, 1:05. Grandstand Section 420c. Behind home plate! Great view, see all the action. $200 (203) 507-4259 leave message. BIKE Peugeot girls 10 speed good condetion $75.00 call 203-630-2291 FISHING equipment. Asking $65. Call 203-237-0126 HOYER Lift for sale. Pick up a person up to 500 pounds. $99. (203) 237-5001 or 203-213-0716 Chris PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION. 1 Session only, $100. Group discount available! Call for next class 203-415-1144 ROWING Exercise machine $65 Call (860)621-5918 .

CELL Phone, Used MotoKRZR, VW, $35. Ed 860-426-1753

TREADMILL- Like new. Worth $1200. Sell for $400 or best offer. Dresser, $100. Call (203) 631-7958

DOORS-2 antique, brown, black handles/hinges. 80.5”H x 31”W w/3 sides. $85/BO. 203-272-1643

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

HOUSE & CAR PHONE Chargers and cover for LGVX5300. $20.00 203-235-3778

JVC DIGITAl camcorder. 2 years old. Model#GR-D33. $50. 203440-1202.

YARD Machine riding mower, 42 in deck, rear double bag, good for parts, engine blown. Best offer. (203) 213-6587

BUTCHER block kitchen table with 4 chairs. $70. Call 860621-5918

FREE-Toilet-white. Good condition. Remodeling. Call 203-630-2705

ELECTRONICS

WANTED Treasure Hunters Izzabella’s 34 High Street, Meriden Grand Opening April 4 & 5

1-2 ITEMS

203-238-3499

ALL OLDER COSTUME JEWELRY WANTED Especially Napier. 203-530-8109

DEE’S ANTIQUES Buying Silverplate, Glass, Furn, music instruments, china, art, collectibles. 1 item to estate.

203-235-8431 WANTED: Fishing tackle, local collector looking for old or new, Rods, reels, lures, highest prices paid. Call Dave anytime 860-463-4359

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS

DRUM LESSONS Area Pro (203) 630-1299

MUSIC INSTRUCTION Guitar, bass, beg. piano, beg. drums. All ages, 20 years experience. Wesleyan instructor, performing and recording artist. johnnyiband@yahoo.com Studio (203)206-0110. Professional Violin Lessons & String Instruments Repaired! For Children & Adults $25 per 1/2 hour. First lesson FREE! 30 yrs exp. We repair: Violins ● Violas ● Cellos ● Bass Bow Rehairing 203-294-0888

Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome

LAMINATING Service. Let us help you preserve your most precious moments. From $2.50 to $4.50 per piece. Call 203238-1953 for info. OAK crib with mattress. Good condition! $50. Call Lisa 860478-2870. PLAYSTATION 2 With over 30 games - $150. Two Bud Light Pool Table Lights. $100 each. Call 860-919-7454 or 860-747-1111

Piano Lessons WW I & WW II Japanese & German Swords, Flags, Helmets, Fighting Knives, Daggers, Bayonets, Medals, etc.

203-238-3308 COMPUTERS & OFFICE EQUIPMENT A NEW COMPUTER NOW. Brand Name laptops & desktops. Bad or NO Credit - No Problem. Smallest weekly payments avail. Its yours NOW. 800-3177891

HEADBOARD- Twin, Ethan Allen. Solid walnut with bookcase. Perfect. (203) 630-3819

SET/4 Goodyear 215/65R17 tires mounted on Chrysler 5lug steel rims. Tires & rims. Both have less than 500 miles! $275/best. Tom (860) 250-0016 Meriden.

HITCHCOCK TABLE 5’6” sides drop down 9 1/2”. $99. Call 860-426-1214

SUBWOOFER Box $25.00 (203) 634-8053

COMPAQ monitor, $30. HP ink jet printer, $30. Keyboard & speakers, $20. Call 860-6212928 leave message

KING WATERBED Mirrored headboard, mattress and heater. $95. (203) 484-1162

SUBWOOFER JBL 10” $40.00 (203) 634-8053

COMPUTER complete; Win 98; Office 97; CD writer drive. $85. 203-288-8790 after 6pm

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

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BRANFORD John B. Sliney Apartments, 21 Rice Terrace, Branford. One bedroom units, age 62 & 0ver. Rental assistance available. Utilities included in rent. On-site laundry & parking. Accepting applications for wait list only.

Looking for the perfect new home for your Mother, Father, Aunt, Friend or Yourself?…….

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

Applications processed according to order received.

To request an application, call (203) 481-5632 Merit Properties, Inc. 93 Deming Road, Suite A, Berlin CT 06037 Financed by CHFA CT & FEDERAL FAIR HOUSING LAW

PUBLISHER’S NOTICE EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertised in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, revised March 12, 1989, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, handicap, or familial status or intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination; and is also subject to the State of Connecticut General Statutes Sections 46a64c which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, lawful source of income, familial status, or physical or mental disability, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate or for the sale or rental of residential property which is in violation of these laws.

HOUSES FOR RENT SOUTHINGTON Spacious & private 3BR in quiet neighborhood. Pets ok. $1100. 860-628-8224

CONDOMINIUMS FOR RENT

MERIDEN 1 BR, appliances, laundry, storage, AC and pool. Heat & HW included. $765/mo. (203) 264-2555 MERIDEN Sterling Village, 3BR, 1 1/2 ba. All kit appls, W/D hkups. Carpet/hdwd/tile. Pool. Pets. $1,275/mo. First, Last and Sec Dep. Call 603-675-9128 evenings WALLINGFORD 1 bdrm Judd Square. End unit. EIK. Fully applianced. No pets. $775 mo + 1 mo security deposit. Rob 203-410-5513 WALLINGFORD- 2BR, end unit. Freshly painted. New carpet. W/D hookup. $800/mo. No dogs. Owner/Agent. Call 203284-3757 WATERBURY- Near Wolcott line. only 20 min. from Meriden. 1BR, appls, laundry, AC, off st. parking, $665/mo. (203) 264-2555

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CONDOMINIUMS FOR RENT

WLFD - NEW 2BR with central air, gas heat, fully applianced, No pets. Call 203-464-8066

Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

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

Only $950

203-494-1526 Junk Removed FREE estimates. Call Ed A TO Z REMOVAL Free estimates. Garages, attics, basements, brush, pools, decks, etc. Sr. discounts. 203-238-0106

Heat, Hot and Cold Water Included

WLFD- Brentwood Village, 2 Bdrm, 1.5 Baths, 1,100/mo +Util. No Smoking, No Pets, Credit CK Required. Call 860-729-0576 WLFD- Judd Square- 1BR, No pets. $700. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904 YALESVILLE-1BR, 1 bath, all appls incld W/D, C/Heat & air, exercise facility, patio & BBQ area. Call 203-464-8066

APARTMENTS FOR RENT CHESHIRE-4Rms, appls, 1 level, deck, garage. No pets. Convenient to 691 & 84. $1175/mo inclds heat. 203-393-1117 CHESHIRE. 2 BR, eat-in kit, front and rear porch, off st parking. 2nd flr. Pet OK. $925/mo. 203-250-8288 MERIDEN (54 NORTH AVE)1 bdrm., 3rd-floor, No pets. $570+utilities. $1000 security deposit. Call 203-223-3983. MERIDEN - 3BR, new paint, new tile, new carpetm, new appl’s, garage. 60 Springdale. $900/ mo. Lease. 203-996-7379 Jack Regan Realty MERIDEN 1 & 2RM EFFICIENCY $450 & $550. Some incld utils. 2 mo sec. Credit ck req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN 1BR Beautiful. Remodeled, 2nd floor. Huge sunny kit., brand new appls, floors & baths. $750+ util. No pets. Days 860635-2266. Eves 860-342-0880 MERIDEN 2BR Remodeled. Heat & appliances included. 1 month security. $850/mo. Call after 5pm (203) 841-7591

MERIDEN 2BR unit with Dining Rm or use as 3rd BR on the 2nd flr in this quiet area. Newly renovated with parking. 81 Parker Ave. North. $900 + sec. Utils not included. No pets. 203-537-1278

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

also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA

MERIDEN 3BR East side. 1st floor. On a quiet street. $1,175. No pets. (203)440-2779 MERIDEN 3BR Very large clean units. Your choice 2nd or 3rd flr. Gas heat. Washer & dryer hookups. $900 mo. + sec. No utils. No pets. 92 Franklin St. 203-537-1278 MERIDEN EFFICIENCIES - $650 1BRs - $750 2BRs - $850. Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off street parking. 203-630-2841 MERIDEN Fresh, updated 2 1/2 BR, big LR & kit. 34 James St, close to John Barry School, $900. 203-715-1296; 203-440-3241 MERIDEN- 1BR $725/mo. Heat, HW & Electric incl. Private balcony, off st parking, laundry facilities, management & maintenance on site. Section 8. approved. No dogs. Cat w/deposit. For info 203-639-4868 MERIDEN- 1BR, 2nd flr. Stove & refrig incld. New carpeting. Secure bldg. No pets. 1 1/2 mo sec $800/mo. 203-376-1259 MERIDEN- 2BR $1000/month. No pets. Sec dep & crdt ck req'd. MBI 860-347-6919. MERIDEN- 2BR TOWNHOUSE 1-1/2 Bath, Basement, WD Hookup. $850. 2 mos security. Credit check required. No pets. (203) 284-0597

MERIDEN 3 & 4 BRs avail. Great apts in great locations. 2Mos sec; No pets; app and ref a must. Starting at $925/mo. Call for details (203) 715-1965

MERIDEN- 2BR w/FP, hdwd flrs. $900. 306 Brittania St. Call Alex 203-213-3162 or George (917) 696-2869

MERIDEN 3 & 4 BRs avail. Great apts in great locations. 2Mos sec; No pets; app and ref a must. Starting at $925/mo. Call for details (203) 715-1965

MERIDEN- 2BRs, 1 bath (w/Radiant heat floors), brand new appliances, 1 1/2 mos. security. Credit check. No pets. $850. Call (203) 537-1772

ELECTRICAL SERVICE

PETE IN THE PICKUP JUNK REMOVAL. 203-886-5110

CARPENTRY

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN- 2nd flr, 1BR, 5 rms, heat included. W/D hookup. Off st. parking. $825/mo. Call 203-238-9948 MERIDEN- 3BR, 1st flr, off-st parking, hdwd flrs. Avail 4/1. $950/mo. (203) 634-1881 MERIDEN- Luxury 2BR w/ moutain view, new everything, cherry fl, crown molding, island kit, new bathrm, off-st park, $895. Jonah 203-430-0340 MERIDEN- Nice 1BR, 72 North First St., parking, appliances, $595. Credit, references. No pets. 203-238-1890 MERIDEN- Wallingford line, Large, Luxury 2BR condo. Laundry. Rent - $850 + utils, no pets. 203-245-9493 x 2. MERIDEN- Wallingford line, Large, Luxury 2BR condo. Laundry. Rent - $850 + utils, no pets. 203-245-9493 x 2. MERIDEN-Newly renovated, 1st fl apt. 1BR, 1BA. Furn or unfurn. Close to 691/mall. No pets/smoking. Prvt parking. 203-440-1941 MERIDEN. 1st flr 2 BR, quiet area near park, recently renovated, all appliances plus washer & dryer. $900/mo plus sec. 203-631-6875 MERIDEN. 819 Broad Street. 1bd $600. All Utilities Included. Section 8 welcome, No pets. 860-246-0613 PLAINVILLE 1BR units Starting at $515/month. One months security required. No pets. MBI 860-347-6919 SOUTH MERIDEN - 1BR Apt. 1st floor, appliances, laundry facility. No utilities. No pets. No smoking. $695 month. Security deposit req. Call 203-238-7562 WLFD. Studio Newly renovated, Hdwd flrs, private driveway, No pet 203-284-2077/203-654-6190

Green Planet Remodeling Addt’s, decks, Rec rms, kits, baths. 41 yrs exp 203-639-8389 CT #573358

HOMETECH Carpentry, repairs. No job too small or large. Member BBB.

203-235-8180 CT Reg #564042

JT CONSTRUCTION One call does it all. No job too big, no job too small. Fully insured. (203) 379-0064 CT Reg #607116

All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service

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BICO FENCE - All types of quality fencing & repairs available. Professional installations. 20 years exp. Lic’d & ins’d. 203715-0567. CT Reg# 616240 CORNERSTONE FENCE & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203-237-GATE CT Reg #601060 MORGAN Fence Co. Installation & Repair. No job to small! Owner operated. #HIC-623033 Call 203-886-8029

GARAGE DOORS REPAIRS Additions, Sunrooms, Finish Bsmnt, Decks & Porches 203-238-1449 #578107 Free est. www.marceljcharpentier.com

A2Z GARAGE DOOR SERVICE Installation & Repairs CT #600415 203-235-9865

CENTRAL CT OVERHEAD DOOR ROOFING AND SIDING We are professional roofers. New roof, re-roof, tear off roof We fix leaks. No job too small! HIC # 0610788 yumbla@sbcglobal.net 203-715-7154 203-715-1275

COMPUTER SERVICES COMPUTER PROBLEMS? Upgrades, installs, repairs & viruses fixed at your home. DMT Computer Services. 860621-4295. After 5 - 860-424-1177

DECKS CENTRAL CT HOME IMPROVEMENTS All types remodeling & repair. Interior/exterior, decks & more. 25 yrs exp. Free est. Licensed& insured. #0673083 203-213-0033 MATTSON Home Improvement Affordable, quality decks. Free estimates. Insured. CT Reg 581924. (203) 631-7459

A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS CT Reg #606277. GIVE us a call, we do it ALL. Free est. 203-631-1325

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

203-237-4124 an LLC co. T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC

FENCING

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APARTMENTS FOR RENT

15 & 20 Yard Roll-Offs. Home, Business or Job Site We do clean-outs too! Empire Construction, LLC 203-269-3559 www.EmpireLLC.biz

centralctoverheaddoor.com Sales/ Service. Reg # 565116 203-630-1058 or 860-349-3372 RWL CONST. SERVICES RON LIGAS - 35 YRS EXP. Garage doors & openers installed CT Reg. #622764 860-349-6873

GUTTERS

DOW GUTTERS Seamless gutters/leaders. 13 colors. Free estimates. Ct #612964 Steve 860 426-0045

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS CENTRAL CT HOME IMPROVEMENTS All types remodeling & repair. Interior/exterior, decks & more. 25 yrs exp. Free est. Licensed& insured. #0673083 203-213-0033 E & D HOME ImprovementsComplete home services. Electric, plumbing, kitchens, baths, etc. (203) 376-7532 CT Reg# 616307.

JT CONSTRUCTION One call does it all. No job too big, no job too small. Fully insured. (203) 379-0064 CT Reg #607116

MATTSON HOME IMPROVEMENT Free est. Quality. Insured. CT Reg 581924. (203) 631-7459

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

HOUSE CLEANING QUALITY home & office cleaning, weekly, bi-weekly, special projects. Exc references. Reasonable rates -860-754-8757 TRUSTWORTHY and Professional Housecleaners Great rates, free est. Refs . Call Agnes (860) 632-7174 or 860-518-5357

JUNK REMOVAL COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL Clean Outs. Free estimates. Affordable rates. Call 203-715-2301

KITCHEN & BATH REMODELING

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

LANDSCAPING A & A Lawn Care-Spring cleanups, hedge trimming, tree, shrub, debris removal #584101 Free estimates. Jim 203-237-6638

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

A KYLE LANDSCAPING Affordable lawn care in Meriden/ Wlfd. Lic & ins. CT Reg #622733. Call for est (860) 637-7294


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Friday, April 10, 2009 — The Southington Citizen APARTMENTS FOR RENT

SOUTHINGTON - 1 1/2 RM Efficiency, near I-84 $130/wk. Incld heat & HW, A/C, appl’s. Sec dep & refs req 860-620-0025 SOUTHINGTON 2 BDRM. Downtown. 136 Center St, 2nd Floor. $850/month. No pets. Mike (860) 919-1908 SOUTHINGTON-3BR, 2nd flr. LR, big kit & bath, gar, laundry. $850/ mo. 17 Bristol St. No pets. Credit check. Open House Sun 4pm-5pm back dr. 203 699-9143

LANDSCAPING ALLEGRO PROFESSIONAL SERVICES LLC. Specializing in sm. lawn maintenance, property clearing & seasonal clean-up. Full landscaping services including design & installation. Retaining walls & patios, stone/paver walkways, driveways, mulching & excavating #0965092. 203-687-1347

LANDSCAPING

MOWING RICK’S AFFORDABLE Comm/resid Mowing. Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree & pricker removal. 11 yrs exp. 203-530-4447.

MOWING Precision Cut Lawns since 1982. Southington, Meriden, Wlfd. Reliable, affordable, free est. Res/Comm. Fully ins. CT#566423 203-715-0101 or 860-621-6822

Quality Landscaping, LLC

BIG GREEN LANDSCAPING Spring Cleanup, Lawn Care, Hedge Trimming. Great pricing on seasonal or year contract. CT#619909 Call 203-715-2301 BILL RUDOLPH Landscaping Paver walkways & patios, retaining walls, landscape design, water features, planter bed renovations, drainage work backhoe work. Est 1972. Free est. #563661 (203) 237-9577 GREAT PRICES! Full service landscaping & property maintenance. Irrigation srv avail. Call Presise Now

203-272-4216

HEDGE TRIMMING No Hedge/shrub too big, small or tall. Fully Ins. Free estimates. Quality Landscaping, LLC. WWW.QLSLLC.COM Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118

Spring Clean-ups, mowing, landscaping, stone work. WWW.QLSLLC.COM CT Reg #620306 Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118

JG LANDSCAPING LLC CT Reg # 580999. Services: Patios, Stone Walls, Spring Clean Ups. 203-265-5227 JOE’S LAWN CARE, LLC Spring clean up, mowing, landscape work, mulching and irrigartion service. 203-631-7444 Lic, fully insured. Reg #563805 JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Spring clean-ups. Full lawn maintenance. Comm. & Res. Top quality work. Ins., Free est. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311 SPRING CLEAN UPS Starting now! NORM THE GARDENER (203) 265-1460

POWER WASHING

ROCKY Construction Mason Contractor. General Masonry. Patios, Stairs, Retaining Walls, Chimneys, Brick, Block, Stone. Basement repairs. Any size job. Work guraranteed. Free estimates. lic & ins. Ct# 618008. 203768-4789 Fax 860-274-1419

A-1 QUALITY PAINTING Specializing in Wood/Aluminum siding. Low rates. Reg#533474. Call Dennis 203-630-0008 DAN - The Painter Man. Great work - best prices. CT Reg #0678307. Insured. (203) 376-8023

centralctoverheaddoor.com Sales/ Service. Reg # 565116 203-630-1058 or 860-349-3372 RIDOFBUGS.COM Got pests? Need Help? 203-265-7328/860-426-1040 CENTURION EXTERMINATING INTEGRATED LAWN & LAND SERVICES, LLC APRIL SPECIAL! Free power washing with a full service lawn maintenace program 203-537-7060 CT #615483 THE POWERWASHING KINGS Others Wash - We Clean! 203-631-3777 or 860-839-1000 thepowerwashingkings.com

ROOFING

LAWN & GARDEN

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

ACE PROPERTIES MGT. Estate Services, Property Maintenance, Lawn Service, Attic, Basement & Garage Cleanout. Gardens Roto-Tilled. Free est. Fully insured. (203) 440-4280 ALLEGRO PROFESSIONAL SERVICES LLC. Specializing in sm. lawn maintenance, property clearing & seasonal clean-up. Full landscaping services including design & installation. Retaining walls & patios, stone/paver walkways, driveways, mulching & excavating. #0965092. 203-687-1347

MASONRY

Empire Construction, LLC

CARABETTA’S GRADER SERVICE Sweeping Division For All Your Commercial Sweeping Needs. 203-214-6247 or 860-306-9970 CARABETTA’S GRATER SERVICE Sweeping Division ForAll Your Commercial Sweeping Needs. 203-214-6247 or 860-306-9970 SPRING IS HERE! - The grass is riz - I wonder how your driveway is? Call for free estimate.

LaRosa Construction Co. Inc. (203) 237-5409 CT Reg #503554

PEST CONTROL RIDOFBUGS.COM Got pests? Need Help? 203-265-7328/860-426-1040 CENTURION EXTERMINATING

PLUMBING

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

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

Gonzalez Construction ★★★★★★★★

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

203-639-0032 Fully license/insured. CT Reg# 577319

BILL RUDOLPH Landscaping paver walkways, patios, retaining wall. Free estimates. #563661 . Call 203-237-9577 CASCIO Mason. Chimney repair, sidewalks, walls, brick work, etc. CT Reg #611774. 203-265-7826 or cell 860-398-1223

DON’T Flush money down the drain, call Duane. Plumbing, heating. Quality work Low rates. Accepting Major Credit cards. Lic. #0283401 #0389224 203-379-8944

POWER WASHING A-1 Quality Powerwashing HOT WATER, LOW RATES Call Dennis 203-630-0008

JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 25 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498

IS Spring cleaning on the outside. FREE ESTIMATES. Call Kevin 203-440-3279

JOHN Biafore and Son Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. In business over 50 yrs. CT# 549071 (203) 537-3572

POWERWASHING Spring Clean-up. Houses, RV’s, boats, etc. We clean it all! CT Reg# 616391. Call 203-235-7916

POWER WASHING

SIDING

Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrooms, additions.

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

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

203-639-0032 Fully licensed/insured. CT Reg.# 577319

SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS ALL Types pool & spa serv. Complete service on pools & spas, above and inground liner replacement. Lic & ins. CT Reg 622885. Call (203) 537-9188

TOP SOIL SAND & FILL HAZELWOOD EXCAVATING Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.

203-269-0135 O’CONNOR ROOFING 203-639-0231 Lic. & ins. Free est. Work performed by owner. CT Reg #602521

AMERICAN MASONRY Veneer (Brick, Stone, Block), Concrete, stucco, steps/stairs, repair. Free est. 203-982-3087 or 203-755-9469 CT Reg #577098

SANDBLASTING We come to you. Snowplows, trailers, truck bodies, etc. Reasonable prices. Bill Coleman. 203-715-0567. CT Reg# 616240

FIDERIO & SONS

PAVING

STUMP GRINDING Multiple stump discounts. Fully ins. Call Mark at Eagle Stump Grinding 203-704-0821

SERVICES OFFERED

CENTRAL CT OVERHEAD DOOR

PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING

Silver City Landscaping LLC Lawn Mowing/Spring Clean-up Lawn Power Seeding/Mulch Reliable Service 20yrs exp 203-537-8106 CT Reg# 622655

MATT D. Lawn Mowing. Affordable, dependable. 15 years experience. Will beat any quote. (860) 302-0990 INTEGRATED LAWN & LAND SERVICES, LLC April Special! Free power washing with a full service lawn maintenace program 203-537-7060 CT #615483

MASONRY

SCREENED Top Soil. Picked up or delivered. 860-681-3991

TREE SERVICES

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE ROOFING AND SIDING We are professional roofers. New roof, re-roof, tear off roof We fix leaks. No job too small! HIC # 0610788 yumbla@sbcglobal.net 203-715-7154 203-715-1275

ROOFS R US WE BEAT ANY QUOTE! Siding, windows, gutters, carpentry. 41yrs exp. (203) 639-8389 CT #573358

IN BUSINESS 28 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Srv. Free Est. Fully insured. 203-294-1775

PRICKER REMOVAL RICK’S AFFORDABLE Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or small. 11 yrs exp. 203-5304447.

Shamock Roofing

PROF. ARBORIST #S3365

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

60ft bucket truck. Precise Tree CT Reg #562159.

203-237-4124 an LLC co

203-272-4216

TREE SERVICES

STUMP Grinding, tree removal. Spring Clean-up. Free est. CT Reg# 616391. 203-440-3142 YARDLEY TREE SERVICE.com Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159

PLEASE CHECK YOUR AD This newspaper makes every effort to avoid errors in advertisements. Each ad is carefully checked and proofread, but when you handle thousands of ads, mistakes do slip through. We ask therefore, that you check your ad on the FIRST day of publication. If you find an error, report it to the

Marketplace IMMEDIATELY by calling

203-238-1953 before 5pm Mon-Fri We regret that we will not be responsible for more than ONE incorrect insertion and only for that portion of the ad that may have been rendered valueless by such an error.

SUMMER BROOK APTS Newly Remodeled 1BR - $700, 2 BR - $835 & $865, 3BR - $1025 Incl. heat, HW, off st parking Income Guidelines Apply Applications can be obtained at 35CC Darling St. Southington 860-621-1700 EHO Financed by CHFA Creative Management & Realty Co., Inc. WALLINGFORD - Curtis Ave. near Choate, 5 rooms, 2 Br., 1st floor, Appl., hardwood flrs, porch, w/d hookups, Gar, no pets, credit check. $1000 plus sec & utils. Call 203-265-9871/203-269-9755 WALLINGFORD 1BR, 2nd flr, w/d in bsmt, $800 + utilities. Credit application. Call (203) 284-0741 WALLINGFORD 2BR, Choate area, walk to downtown. Large bright & sunny. Pet ok. $975 + utils & sec. 203-671-6979 WALLINGFORD Great Location, N. Main St. Near Choate area. 5 Remodeled Rms w/storage space. 2nd flr. New appliances. WD hookup. Off st. parking. No smoking. $1300/mo + 1 mo sec & refs. (203) 269-7671 WALLINGFORD- 2BR 2nd flr, 50 Lee Ave. No smoking or pets. $800 per month. (203) 444-5722 WALLINGFORD- 2BR 3rd flr, new appliances, off st. parking. W/D hookups. No smoking or pets. $800 per month. (203) 444-5722 WALLINGFORD- 3BR, 1st floor, w/d hookup off kitchen. No smoking, no dogs or cats. Electric hot water. $1100/mo. 33 So. Elm St. Stacey 203-265-2713 WALLINGFORD-1BR, Kitchen & Bath. 34 S. Whittlesey Ave. Hardwood floors. No pets/smoking. Avail now. $795/mo. + security. Credit check. Call 203-269-9398 WLFD- 1st flr, 2BR, hdwd flrs, off st. parking. No pets or smoking. $975/mo + 2 mos. sec. Call (860) 349-0282 1105487


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The Southington Citizen — Friday, April 10, 2009 VACATION & SEASONAL RENTALS ARUBA Mariott Ocean Club, fully equipped kit with living and dining area. Accommodates 4 people. Master BR and sleeper sofa. Private balcony overlooking pool and ocean. Jan 3-Jan 10, 2010. $1200/wk. Call 203-250-7511

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GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT WOW! CALL FOR THIS MONTH’S AMAZING MANAGER’S SPECIALS! Storage Space-Clean, well lit, fenced facility. 5’x10’-$58.29, 5’x15’-$68.89, 10’x10’-$94.33, 10’x15’-$116.59, 10’x20’$132.49, 10’x30’-$206.69. CALL (203) 250-1515 for details.

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STORES & OFFICES FOR RENT HOUSES FOR SALE

HOUSES FOR SALE

MERIDEN 1 unit avail at approx 1130sqft $1,000/mo w/o utils. Bathrm & storage rm. Near Gianni’s Restaurant. MBI 860347-6919 MERIDEN Approx 900sqft, 5Rms + reception area & 2 baths, bsmt option extra. $1000/mo w/o utils. Near Gianni’s Restaurant. MBI 860-347-6919 1105484

PLAINVILLE For Rent 650 Sq Ft in the heart of Plainville. Exccellent location and parking. Very high traffic and visibility. Good for office, coffee shop or ice cream. 860-919-2153 or 860-747-1111 WALLINGFORD RT 5 - 1400 SF Office Space Parking lot/stop light/busy plaza. Negotiable terms. Free start-up rent. Make offer. (203)397-2009

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Get $8000 from Uncle Sam! 100% financing still available. *Call or Email for details.

MERIDEN Lovely 3BR Ranch w/HW fls, remod EIK & bath, 3 season sun room, 2c det gar, fin LL w/bar, many updts, including roof, windows & much more + CAIR, private quiet area. $189,900. Kathy (203) 235-3300

Linda Bohne, 203-715-5518 or linda_bohne@yahoo.com Coldwell Banker Resid. Brokerage

HOUSES FOR SALE MERIDEN Our builder will buy your home at fair market value if it qualifies for its program, when you buy one of its homes. You can also find other homes for sale on our website. Visit us at www.galleriahouses.com Galleria Real Estate 203-671-2223.

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $695 & up - $750 & up. Also avail 2BR units $775-$795 203-269-5770

APARTMENTS FOR RENT WLFD-2BR, 3rd flr, $750/mo + utils inclds refrig, stove & W/D hkup. Whittlesey Ave. Off-stpark. No smoke/pets. Good credit. 2mos sec. Jerry 508-758-6927

ROOMS FOR RENT

Meriden Clean, Safe Rooms Cable, phone, kit priv, off street parking. Start $135/week. Security req. (860) 965-4227 MERIDEN Share Kitchen, Bath & Living Rm. 2 weeks security. $150/week. (203) 605-8591

ROOMS FOR RENT

MERIDEN. 1 rm, share kit, DR & bath. Includes heat & util. $150/wk. 203-238-9239

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

PLAINVILLE $439,900 Room for everyone in this 3-4BR, 4 full bath home with double staircase. Second BR has own bath. Open and sensible floor plan with neutral colors. Hardwood flooring. Call Linda (203) 235-3300.

WLFD East side, desired location RR. 3BR, 2bath, private entrance in-law apt. New windows, 1 car garage, level private lot. Close to all 3 levels of schools, easy access to 91. $334,900 Al Criscuolo 203-2655618

MERIDEN- New construction on 1/3 Acre. 2,000 sq.ft. high efficiency home. 8 rooms featuring 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths with a 2 car garage. Starting at $329,900. Call P&M Custom Homes for more information at 203-238-3095. www.p-mbuilders.com

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RN or LPN 32 hrs, 3 PM - 11 PM No Weekends Miller Memorial Community, Meriden's choice for excellence in senior residential health care services, is seeking compassionate, caring candidates who are interested in joining our professional team. They must also be team players and able to work independently. Strong interpersonal and customer service skills and the ability to perform multiple tasks are required. Short term rehab experience a plus, but willing to train. Miller offers very competitive wages and benefits (including pension plan and noncontributory health, dental, life, and disability insurances for employees). Drug testing and criminal background check required. Applicants must be Connecticut licensed. If you are willing to go the extra mile for your patients and are truly interested in personcentered care, please apply to:

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Housekeeping WLFD Move right in! 3BR, 1 1/2BA Split in Cook Hill area. HW floors, updated kitchen w/stainless appliances. Large level lot. Great for summer picnics. $315,000. Call Fred 203-265-5618

MERIDEN Lovely top flr remodeled 2BR Ranch, East side, open flr plan, remod bath, master w/walk in closet & dressing area, CAIR, sliders to deck & pool. $99,000. Kathy (203) 235-3300

WLFD Take over this Filipino store, restaurant, catering and take in $$$. Great Rt. 150 location, parking, frontage. Low rent, many established clients. $135,000. Maria 203-265-5618

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MIDDLETOWN Spacious 2BR 1.5 bath Townhouse in lovely Ridgely. Plenty of space plus a family room. Come see! $169,900. Brian Miller 203-2655618

CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE MERIDEN Condo - Remodeled End Unit. 3 BR, one full bath, two half baths. Finished basement. Minutes away from RTs 691, 15, 91. Move-in condition. $189,900. 203-639-4711 By appointment.

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COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL PROP. MERIDEN- For sale by owner. Commercial property. 4 1BR units - fully rented, plus restaurant - currently vacant but fully equipped. New roof, new electricity. $325,000. (203) 912-9045

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ATTENTION all college students, career changers, experienced educators and paraprofessionals! Find an education job in Arizona! Register Online at: www.teachinaz.com AUTO A/B Tech & Detailer. Foreign car exp. Tech must have tools. Call 203-284-8989, Fax 203-269-1114 CABLE TV TECHS Experienced. Grow with us! Call 860-357-2282 CNC PROGRAMMERS MACHINIST with MILLING or LATHE experience. Please send resumes to Mrichter@ctpersonnel.com DENTAL HYGIENIST: FRI. 9-4 Most patients pediatric, adolescents, young adults. Excellent opportunity for skilled, ambitious professional. Call Karen or Michelle at 203.235.5588 WAITSTAFF M/F- Apply in person only after 3pm. Laskara Rest. 295 Parker Farms Rd, Wlfd

GENERAL SERVICE ASSOCIATES The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s Bradley Memorial campus (in Southington) has two immediate openings in Environmental Services: ●Full-time, 40hrs/wk, evenings ●Part-time, 24hrs/wk, evenings Both positions require working varied evenings from 3 pm 11:30 pm, including every other weekend and rotating holidays. Responsibilities will include performing a variety of cleaning/ housekeeping duties, moving/ rearranging furniture, hanging draperies, replacing supplies, vacuuming, mopping/stripping/washing/waxing floors, disposing of biomedical wastes and other duties as assigned. We prefer a minimum of one year of related experience, including floor finishing knowledge. In addition to having a high school diploma or GED, applicants must be able to speak, read and write English, have good problem solving skills, be a team player and provide exc. customer service. Qualified candidates should apply online at www.thocc.org or in person at: Human Resources, The Hospital of Central CT, Bradley Memorial campus, 81 Meriden Avenue, Southington, CT 06489. An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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MYSTERY Shoppers Needed. Earn up to $150 per day. Undercover Shoppers needed to Judge Retail & Dining Establishments Exp Not Required. Call Now 1-877-218-6211 OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST (OTR) CERTIFIED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT (COTA) Rehab facility looking for per diem hours. Competitive rate. Apply in person or fax resume to: MERIDIAN MANOR 1132 Meriden Rd Waterbury, CT 06705 fax: 203-757-0634 Attn: Ms. Smith

Part Time Early Morning Driver Needed Reliable individual with vehicle needed to make early morning deliveries to contractors and customers of the Record-Journal. Ability to read maps and follow directions a must. Knowledge of Meriden, Wallingford, Southington, and Cheshire areas a plus. Please apply in person between the hours of 10:00am -2:00pm Monday Friday to:

Record-Journal Circulation Department 75 S. Colony St Meriden, CT PIZZAMAKER neeed. Must be able to speak English. Full-time. Apply in person: Lido’s Rest., 75 Pomeroy Ave, Meriden.

PHARMACY TECHNICIANS Wed and Fridays 10AM-4PM Tues, Wed, Fri 4PM-9PM Sat 8AM-2PM Apply in person Hancock’s Pharmacy 840 East Main St., Meriden RECEPTIONIST - Part time. Please contact Linda at Yalesville Veterinary Hospital at (203) 265-1646 RECEPTIONIST/CLERICAL Light phones & general office duties. Exp. MS Office & Quickbooks. FT-resumes excepted by email only HR@practicales.com

Reporter Experienced part-time news reporter wanted for weekly community newspaper. Must be able to write news and features. Photography experience a plus. Flexible, 32-hour per week work schedule. Includes some nights and weekends. Send cover letter, resume and clippings to:

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, April 10, 2009

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