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The Southington

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Volume 8, Number 16

Friday, April 20, 2012

Resident hosts Obama, talk includes healthcare By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen

Last week, Southington resident Curtis Robinson got to do what few American citizens ever get the chance to experience. He sat down with United States President Barack Obama. Robinson sponsored a luncheon with his wife and grandson for the president at his home in Palm Beach,

Fla. while Obama was on his way to a fundraising event in Boca Raton, Fla. Robinson said he was contacted by his friend’s wife, who is on the town committee for Palm Beach, about sponsoring the luncheon. Robinson is a member of the board of directors at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, and founded the Curtis D. Robinson Men’s Health Institute, which he funded to the tune of $1 million. The center offers free

Massage therapist goes for gold at 2012 Olympics By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen Just because it’s his fourth time going to the Olympics, doesn’t make it any less special for Richard Testa. Testa, a massage therapist in Southington, will bring his work overseas for the 2012 Summer Olympics, being held in London, England. Testa will work as a volunteer for almost a month as a massage therapist for athletes from all around the world. Testa said the application process took almost two years, and just last month he received the news he would be Citizen photo by Julie Sopchak selected again. Testa previously had been to the 1996 games Richard Testa stands near one of his in Atlanta, Ga., the 2002 games framed collages of articles and pho-

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Southington resident Curtis Robinson, left, sponsored a luncheon for United States President Barack Obama on April 10 in Palm Beach, Fla. pre-testing and treatment for men with prostate cancer who don’t have insurance to cover medical expenses. “I had a good chat with [Obama] in reference to my men’s health institute at St. Francis Hospital and how we are going to try to sponsor a bill that would kick in immediately for people who don’t have insurance, specifically men with prostate cancer and women who can’t afford operations at this point,” Robinson said.

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Retired resident writing up a storm By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen

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Rusty Haigh stands with his new book, “Justice,” being sold at . the front page of the New York Times. An ambush is then planned by the enemy and only five soldiers escape from the operation, along with a laptop and some cash. “They see the front page story on the bad guy’s lap-

The Town of Southington will hold a public meeting on Monday, April 30, at the Marion Schoolhouse, 1135 Marion Ave. at 6:30 p.m. to outline the proposed project to restore School Street and gather public feedback about the project.

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For Rusty Haigh, life is just starting to get good. The Southington resident, a retired worker for Otis Elevators at 69 years old, has just published his second book, “Justice,” an action thriller that Haigh claims is a mixture of styles from authors like Tom Clancy, Vince Flynn, and W.E.B. Griffin. “Since I’ve retired, my life has been going whirlwind from writing books to traveling,” Haigh said. His first book, “Split Personality,” was published in 2008 and falls in the same action genre with some science fiction involved. Haigh, who worked in Bridgeport, said he started writing as a hobby due in part to the traffic he had to deal with. “Traffic would give you some anger issues,” Haigh said. “So to get rid of the issues, you could write little vignettes about what you’d like to do…and it would get your aggressions out that way.” Haigh said his writings progressed from paragraphs, to pages, to short stories, and now, as he calls them, “big ones.” Haigh’s latest book, the first in a series of four, begins with 34 special operations soldiers working a black operation mission from Afghanistan into Pakistan. The plan was leaked, however, by dirty CIA agents, and the operation was printed on

top,” Haigh explained. “They decide to let the government believe they’re dead and they want to go back to America and find out who the traitor was.” Haigh is excited to get people to read his new book, after a recent battle with cancer, he is looking forward to spending more time doing the things he enjoys. Since retirement, he and his wife have done a lot of traveling, from South America to all over Europe. He said traveling to places allows him to be a better writer so he can insert scenes from places he’s been to and write accurate descriptions of what it’s really like. “It’s another vehicle, especially from the next book on, all our stops where we’ve been, they’re all in the book,” Haigh said. “I’ve managed to have scenes in all the different cities around the world.” Haigh, who is self-published, said that process was

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Southington’s Frederick Kenyon died in Titanic disaster By Ken DiMauro Special to The Citizen

A large bronze plaque memorializes Southington resident Frederick R. Kenyon, who died April 15, 1912, in the sinking of the ocean liner the R.M.S. Titanic. The tribute is affixed to a wall inside Walter Derynoski Elementary School (formerly Southington High School). Recently, as the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster approached, there has been increased local interest in Southington residents who died in 1912 after the

large passenger ship struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage April 10-15, 1912, in the North Atlantic Ocean. The vessel was traveling on its way from Southampton, England, to New York City. Wikipedia refers to more than 2,000 people who were on the ship during its ill-fated maiden voyage and the more than 1,500 who went down with the ship, including 832 passengers. People spending time in the former library room at the original Southington High School could not help but notice the plaque with

Kenyon’s name bolted to the wall above what was the school library’s checkout desk. The plaque to Kenyon apparently was donated by Jerry A. Kenyon, who was the deceased Kenyon’s brother, according to “The History of Southington, Conn.,” published in 1924 and written and compiled by Francis Atwater. Atwater was a wellknown journalist and official with several area newspapers, including The Meriden Daily Journal, which today is known as The Meriden Record-Journal. In Atwater’s history, several pages are dedicated to the

Kenyon brothers, Fred and Jerry. The section on Fred Kenyon indicated he was “son of Jeremiah A. Kenyon, at one time Southington’s only furniture dealer and undertaker, graduated from Lewis High School,” where he studied typing and stenography. Atwater indicated that Fred Kenyon eventually was employed by the Wilmot & Hobbs Co. in Bridgeport, where he worked his way up the corporate ladder, becoming manager to the senior member. Kenyon went to Pittsburgh, Penn., where he founded a steel mill with a

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Officials consider letting therapy dogs on Town Green The Town Council’s Ordinance Committee may clarify a law that would permit pet therapy dogs on the Town Green during large events. Recently two members of the community asked the council to change an ordinance that prohibits dogs from the Town Green for events that require road closures. The ordinance now states that only dogs used by the police department and the sight impaired can be on the green during events such as Music on the Green and the Apple Harvest Festival. Cheryl Lounsbury, a town councilor and chairman of the ordinance committee, said two residents have contacted her asking if pet therapy dogs could be added to the list of exceptions. “These are registered dogs with photo IDs,” Lounsbury said. The ordinance is in place to provide a safe environment, Lounsbury said. Not every dog owner cleans up after their pet and some dogs might snap when they’re in large crowds. If the ordinance were to be amended owners, of pet therapy dogs would have to keep their animal leashed at all times and also keep a certificate on the dog, Lounsbury said. “These dogs aren’t pets,” said Al Natelli, a town councilor and ordinance review committee member. This amendment brings attention and awareness to the usage of such dogs, he said. - Kimberly Primicerio

A Double Elimination Dodgeball Tournament fundraiser will be held in the Derynoski School Gymnasium, 240 Main St., on Sunday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is being organized by the Connecticut Phalanx of Friends. All proceeds from this fundraiser will be used towards obtaining a vehicle to transport two Southington boys, James age 7 and Jessie age 9, who both attend Flanders Elementary School, who were born with muscular dystrophy. Signup with any Connecticut Phalanx member or by calling John at (860) 944-0021 or at Southington Community Services, 91 Norton St., Plantsville (860) 628-3761 or Fancy Bagel, 405 Queen St., Southington, (860) 621-0055. There is a cost to participate.

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Children in the morning class at Plantsville Community Nursery School,109 Church St., Plantsville had a visit from an Emergency Medical Technician, David Noyes, during “people in the community month”. Noyes gave children a tour of the ambulance and told them about what he does to help people who are sick or hurt.



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The Women & Girls’ Fund at the Main Street Community Foundation announced Faith Middleton as this year’s guest speaker at its 11th Annual Wonder of Womenevent to be held on Monday, April 23, at 5:30 p.m. at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. Middleton is best known for her original radio and television interviews as host and producer of “The Faith Middleton Show” on WPNR and CPTV over the last three decades. Middleton Before becoming a radio and television journalist, Middleton had a 13-year award-winning career as a print reporter and editor. She was editor-in-chief of Connecticut magazine; chief Sunday feature writer for The Providence Journal; and began her writing career at The Journal Inquirer. She continues to write, and her work has appeared in books, and many other publications, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Denver Post, The St. Louis Post Dispatch, The San Jose Mercury, The Hartford Courant, Ms. Magazine, and Working Woman magazine. Middleton is perhaps best known for her shows on NPR including “The Food Schmooze” and “Politics, Burgers and Beer.” The editors and readers of Connecticut Magazine named her Best Talk Show Host for 11 consecutive years. Each spring, hundreds of area women and men gather in support of the mission of the Women and Girls’ Fund at the annual WOW event. Their mission is to improve the quality of life for all women and girls in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott. There is a cost for a seat for this year’s event. Contact the Main Street Community Foundation at (860) 583-6363 to reserve a seat or table. Donations for silent auction items are welcome, and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, visit our website at

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

May events May Artist of the Month – Jo Rembish- The Gallery at the Library Wednesday, May 9, 6:30 p.m. – Author Ellen Painter Dollar of the recently released book, “No Easy Choice: A Story of Disability, Parenthood, and Faith in an Age of Advanced Reproductionâ€? (Westminster John Knox, 2012). “Part memoir, part theological treatise, No Easy Choice‌ offers a refreshingly candid and nuanced grappling with assist-

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On Wednesday, May 2, at 7 p.m., Dennis Putala will demonstrate how to create a raised garden bed as a simple method to start a vegetable or flower garden. Attendees will also have the opportunity to plant a limited number of vegetable and flower seeds to take home. Putala will answer questions about the Southington Grange’s “Let’s Get Growing!� initiative, which promotes grow, buy and eat locally grown foods at local events. Today’s Grange works to improve conditions for rural, suburban, and urban Americans by being community service conscientious. Visit

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Book discussion series “Sacred Cows� by Karen E. Olson, will be held Wednesday, May 16, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The first winner of the Sara Ann Freed Memorial Award is a worthy choice to honor the late Mysterious Press editor who was known for her ability to discover

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sions visit the library website at or contact the Reference /Information Desk at (860) 6280947, ext. 5. Multiple copies of the novels are available at the Reference /Information Desk. This free series of Literature for a Lifetime programs is funded by Connecticut Humanities Council. Author and writer Carole Shmurak will facilitate the discussions.

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books, or a paperback to bring on vacation. Find the perfect book at the Friends Book Store for the month of April. Browse the shelves for how-to books on gardening and home repairs, biographies, history, puzzles, travel or romance. Special donated collections of sailing, stitchery and history books are featured in the main bookstore. The Children’s room has books for children of all ages, from picture books to the latest series for the tween. Donations of gently used books are accepted daily. Bring donations to the lower level Friends donation bin. The Friends do not accept magazines or encyclopedias.

The Book Store is located on the lower level. The store hours are Monday and Thursday 2 to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday 2 to 8:30 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed Saturday.

Reverse mortgages The Southington Public Library will be hosting a free seminar, “Welcome to the Wonderful World of Reverse Mortgages,” Thursday, April 26 at 6 p.m. Registration is suggested for this program. Visit the online calendar at , or call the Reference/Information desk at (860) 628-0947 ext. 5.

Spring story times begin Registration for Spring Story time at the Southington Library has begun. Southington residents may register online or in person at the Children’s Services Desk. No contract is required, but if absent call Children’s Services at (860) 628-0947, ext. 3 to make room for possible drop-ins. Registered children will have reserved spots but drop-ins will only be allowed if there are open spots. Story time for 3-year-olds, caregivers and siblings will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, April 23. Story time for 4 and 5-year-

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In an effort to provide students with more time to fundraise after vacation, Jump Rope For Heart at Hatton Elementary School, will be held during physical education classes Wednesday to Friday, April 25 to 27. The group intends to exceed the initial goal of $6,000 which means that Principal Roberta McAloon and physical education teacher Marcia Phelps each will color their hair purple. If students raise $10,000 or more, Phelps will shave her head. Students currently have raised $1,475 online. Anyone wishing to make a donation to the event can send a check made out to the American Heart Association to Maria Phelps, Hatton Elementary School, 50 Spring Lake Road, Southington, CT 06489. To follow a link to go to the link to view the video of Robby Pechillo: utm_source=otm&utm_medium=text_url Submitted by Leigh Pechillo, parent coordinator


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Spud night Spud Night will be held Saturday, April 21, 5:30 to 8 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Southington, 581 Meriden Ave. Proceeds benefit a youth mission trip to the Dominican Republic. Tickets are available now through the church office or at the door. The menu will include a baked potato, salad, beverage and dessert; a homemade soup alternative will be

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Mystery Dinner Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St., Plantsville, presents its 12th annual musical mystery dinner show, “River to Nowhere,” on Friday, April 27; Saturday, April 28; Friday, May 4; and Saturday, May 5, at 6 p.m. There will be live music and audience members will help solve a “whodunit” mystery while a southern-style ham dinner is served. Coming in costume is suggested, but optional. For more information and

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


Benefit concert The First Congregational Church of Southington, 37 Main St., will host the Greater Hartford Academy of the Performing Arts for a benefit concert to provide scholarship to students in need on Sunday, April 29, 2 p.m. in the Meetinghouse – “A Little Spring Song: Broadway, Jazz and Disney Pizzazz.” The Board of Music and Arts of First Church will host a dessert social and character meet and greet after the concert. There is a cost for the concert and tickets will be available at the door.

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Continued from page 12 sell, of Palmyra, Maine.; and two great-grandchildren, Eliana and Benjamin Bicksler, of Thailand, along with their extended families; his sister, Barbara, his niece, Edith, and his great-nephew, Andrew Cook, all of Spartanburg, N.C.; and his dear friend of nine years, Lucille Perry, of Southington. He will be missed by her children, Mark, Susan, Robin, and Eric along with their family and dear friends. Jim was a man of sophistication and grace, his heart touching all that knew him. We are so much richer because he chose to share his life and talents with us, and poorer for his passing. He was predeceased by twin girls, Alice and Bonnie. His funeral was held March 31, 2012, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, followed by a Mass at St. Aloysius Church, Plantsville. He will be laid to rest with military honors at St. Thomas Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Southington Kiwanis Club scholarship fund c/o Malcolm MacKay, 72 Cambride Drive, Southington, CT, 06489.

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While serving in Germany he met and married his late wife Gisele (Vago) Guest of Budapest, Hungary of whom he was a devoted husband of 50 years. After returning from Germany, he started his career delivering caskets for a local distributor. On a handshake, he began his career with M. Solomon Casket Company. He moved the family to Southington where he settled roots. He was instrumental in the creation of the Connecticut branch of the company in which he found tremendous personal and professional satisfaction in his work as manager, and vice president for more than 53 years. He spent endless hours on the road building friendships, answering calls 24/7, and occasionally hauling one of his children along with him on holiday deliveries. He enjoyed his calls to customers whom he considered truly dear friends. He was a longtime member of the St. Aloysius Church of which he cared deeply for and a proud member of the Southington Kiwanis Club for over 50 years. In addition to his career, he had a long time passion for the family cottage in the Berkshires. He found true relaxation there as he built the cottage with the help of his children. Many Sunday afternoons were spent skiing, swimming, and sailing out on the

lake. Along with his work at Solomon, he worked closely with his son David during the growth of his local business. Many winter nights were spent out with the plow truck. He loved gardening and finding joy in raising his own produce. His work with Kiwanis brought him delight; the Apple Harvest Booths, the bed race, and selling peanuts. He loved spending time with his family, traveling to see them later in life. Jim and his late wife had six children. He is survived by his daughters, Megan G. Chadbourne, (Robert), Laura G. Bissell, (Victor), both of Palmyra, Maine; his sons, Bill Guest, (Wanda), of Byron Center, Mich. and David Guest Sr. (Taffy), of Southington; they were blessed with twelve grandchildren, Melissa Walker Brautigam, of Levant, Maine, Benjamin Walker Davis, of Palmyra, Maine, Hannah Walker Davis, of El Paso, Texas, Noah Walker Davis, HN, U.S. NAVY, Elijah Walker Davis, of Palmyra, Maine, James Guest, of Oakland, Calif., Becky Bicksler, of Chaing Mai, Thailand, Kate Guest, of Irvine, Calif., David Jr., Nicole, and Jonathan Guest, of Southington, Samantha Bis-

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James Walker Guest, 83, a longtime resident of Southington and son of the late George A. and Edith (Walker) Guest who were of Bridgeport, died peacefully in the comfort of his home with loved ones by his side on March 24, 2012. He was born May 16, 1928, and raised in Bridgeport. He served his country as a member of the U. S. Army, stationed in Fussen, Germany during World War II. He was a sergeant serving in the medical detachment of the 70th field artillery battalion.



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To the editor: In celebration of National Volunteer Week, (April 15 to April 21) we’d like to thank all of the countless number of volunteers that helps to make Southington so special. Time after time, when our community is called to action, there is never a hesitation to serve. We would like to give a special ‘shout out’ to the over 600 volunteers at the YMCA. As a volunteer driven organization serving the community since 1928, our efforts in youth development, creating a healthier community and promoting social responsibility have relied on the dedicated and passionate services of our volunteers. At the Y, our volunteers serve in a variety of ways from; serving on boards and

committees that adopt policy, provide guidance, oversight, planning, and evaluation; raising over $350,000 annually for Annual Community Support Campaign through personal solicitation and special events, 100 percent of these funds are directed right back in the community; serving as leaders of our parent’s group for our swim teams, gymnastics team and Adventure Guides; a group of volunteers who spend two Saturdays a month helping to make YMCA Camp Sloper the special resource it is. This past Saturday, nearly 50 volunteers from our Outdoor Center Committee, Y members, Y Board members, Masons, Boy Scouts, teen volunteers from Southington High School spent the day at Sloper building a 100 feet long retaining wall, raking leaves,

spreading woodchips and mulch, cleaned up our hiking trails. We’re also looking forward to having 25 ESPN volunteers and 30 Quinnipiac University students’ support us as well in the near future; providing several teen programs that encourage volunteerism and giving back to the community; volunteers who work tirelessly behind the scenes to support our YMCA operations. We are very appreciative of these YMCA volunteers and friends who give of their time, skills, and energies do it because they want to make a difference. Thank you Y Volunteers and thank you community volunteers. You are truly the backbone of our organization and our great Town of Southington. If anyone is interested in volunteering at the Y, please

Government Meetings

Monday, April 23 Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 Housing authority, Pulaski Terrace, 6 Carter Lane, Plantsville, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 Zoning Board of Appeals, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26 Board of Education, town hall council chambers, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1 Planning and Zoning, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m.

Thursday, May 3 Board of Water Commissioners, Water Dept. 605 W. Queen St., 6 p.m. Conservation Commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Monday, May 7 Board of Education, Southington High School, 720 Pleasant St., 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 8 Senior Citizens Commission, Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., 6:30 p.m. Zoning board of appeals, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10 Board of Education, town hall council chambers, 7:30 p.m.

give us a call. We’d love to have you. Beth Smedick, Board President John Myers, Executive Director Southington

Support for SARA To the editor: The Southington Amateur Radio Association is grateful for all the generous donations area merchants and groups provided for its annual ham radio flea market at the Southington High School on March 18. SARA’s ham radio flea market is the group’s main fundraiser, which helps provide support for members during group activities, such as disaster drills including the international event Field Day, providing radio communications at community events like the Apple Harvest Festival Parade and offering a scholarship to a student graduating from Southington High School. What many people don’t know but happens with sad regularity is that amateur, or “ham” radio, can be the only remaining form of communication still in operation when disaster strikes. SARA members want to express their gratitude to the many generous merchants for their donations. SARA meets at 7:30 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month at the Southington

Grange Hall on Summit Street. New members are always welcome. Visitors are also invited to see amateur radio in action on ham radio field day from noon on June 23 to noon on June 24 at the Southington Grange Hall. Rod Lane, N1FNE President, Southington Amateur Radio Association

Rearranging chairs To the editor: “There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation: one is by the sword, the other is by debt.” - John Adams These wise words by one of our founding fathers have proved themselves over and over in history. The ancient Rome and, more recently Great Britain at the turn of the 20th Century are just two examples of empires that were conquered by debt. The United States, an empire itself, does not need to fear the “sword”. The debt, however, is another matter. The United States is 15 trillion in debt and adds 1.4 trillion of new debt every year. If you add unfunded liabilities, it balloons to 138 trillion dollars. If every American was taxed 100 percent and gave away all of their assets to the federal See Letters, next page

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Send us your photos and be part of an Earth Day celebration in next week’s edition Readers are invited to send in photos that best depict their view or experience of Earth Day. Photos must be original and belong to the person submitting. Subject matter is broad: beautiful scenes from your explorations of the planet, shots that depict disrespect of our environment, close encounters with wildlife or the great outdoors, peaceful scenes from your backyard. We’d like to show how

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where it was taken, what it shows, if known, include names of people in the photo who can be identified. Earth Day 2012 is April 22 and many advocates for a greener planet are extending the activities to bring about an Earth Week. Some of the themes this year are: Mobilize the Earth, a Billion Acts of Green and Picnic for the Planet. Read more at /earthday.

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Haigh Continued from page 2 not easy. He would have liked to get published by a publishing company, but he said unless you know someone, it’s “difficult.” “What they want is an absolute perfect manuscript, which is tough for a new guy, and unless you’re commercially successful, they don’t

Kenyon Continued from page 4 Atwater described the situation after the Titanic started to sink. “When it was sinking, his wife with other women passengers (sic) was put into a small boat and saved, while with many other brave men, Mr. Kenyon perished. He died intestate and his property was divided between his widow and his brother, Jerry A.,” Atwater wrote. The listing on Frederick Kenyon that is on Encyclopedia Titanica states he was born March 14, 1871, and was 41 at the time of his death. His wife was 31, according to the site, and died in 1958 in

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government, it would only cover one year of federal expenses. This is how dire our situation is. President Bush has increased national debt by 5 trillion, in eight years, to 10 trillion, and President Obama has accomplished the same task in just three years. Congress voted on the budget, but the President has the veto power. The Republican primary is on April 24 with only three candidates remaining. Connecticut citizens, who are eligible to vote in the primary, will have an opportunity to change this unsustainable path. President Obama has already shown that he is not interested in reducing the debt. Gov. Romney has a 59

point plan, and Speaker Gingrich a 5 point plan to help the economy. Anyone who has looked into the details of the plans must acknowledge that they do not offer any real cuts to the debt. As result, they will not alter our current path to insolvency. Ron Paul, on the other hand, wants to wants to cut 1 trillion dollars of expenses in first year in office and 5 departments. And, these are not just talking points. His economic plan details realistic cuts that are workable and will not put seniors on the streets or jeopardize U.S.’s security. Economists, who have reviewed Dr. Paul’s plan, admit that it is the only plan that is doable. Of course, there is so much more about Ron Paul and his support of liberty and the U.S. Constitution. The truth is most voters will not care. They will just

vote for the candidate they like without looking at the bigger picture. Examining facts about the economy and candidate’s voting record is not important either. Why should it be? What matters is that “my” candidate supports some issue that I really care about. Everything else does not matter. Anyone with an open mind can see that voting for Gov. Romney or Speaker Gingrich (and President Obama) is just “rearranging the chairs on the Titanic”. We will get the government we deserve and the consequences that come with it. If you want small government, sustainable economy and liberty, vote for Ron Paul. If you want continuation of current policies, vote for everyone else. Sebastian Colbert Southington

him that healthcare should be available when needed, not when you have money. “He just thinks that any civilized country in the world should have free medical care, and I shouldn’t have to have to put up this type of money,” Robinson said. “It should be something that should be part of our taxes; it should be something we have access to.” In 24 months, Robinson said his center has tested over 3,000 men, and saved 37 who would have died otherwise. The center first takes a blood test, and if that come back abnormal, a biopsy is taken. If the biopsy shows there is cancer, the center will remove it for free. “[Obama] was in agreement with that and he did indicate that was one of the

want to take a chance,” Haigh said. Haigh said he has military experience from back in the 1960s, but nothing that really helped him write his story. Google, however, did help him, saying “you can do a lot” with the popular internet search engine tool. Haigh’s books are available on in print copies, and also on Kindle for digital copies.

California. Atwater’s section on Jerry A. Kenyon lists him as a reporter for The Meriden Journal and The New Haven Register. Atwater said Jerry paid $1,000 to erect “a medallion, tablet or suitable memorial to be decided by the Alumni Association of said high school in memory of my brother... .” The plaque originally was to be placed at the former Lewis High School, but after the original Southington High School was opened in the early 1950s, it was located there. Atwater also indicated that Jerry Kenyon set aside $10,000 to be used to assist “worthy poor children to complete a course at the Lewis High School.”

things he was trying to get accomplished for people who do not have insurance because a lot of these cancers, if you can catch it in time, you don’t have to die,” Robinson said. Aside from the business talk, Robinson said he had “quite an experience” meeting the president for the first time. “The Secret Service just took over the house, and they took over the neighborhood, actually,” Robinson said. “We sat and watched that, it was like that was more fun than the president, these guys were all over everything – he was well-protected.” Robinson enjoyed his visit with the president so much, in fact, that he is currently trying to get Obama to visit his home in Southington during the summer. For more on Robinson’s men’s health center go to MensHealth.aspx.

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Millicent (Cambo) Mal, 71, of Plainville, died April 8, 2012, surrounded by her family at her home. She was the wife of Chet Mal to whom she was married for 50 years. She was born April 21, 1940, in New Britain, and was the daughter of the late Michael J. and Mary S. (Bezik) Cambo. She had resided in Plainville for most of her life and was a parish-

ioner of Our Lady of Mercy Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by her three children, Sheri Mal-Raymond, of Bristol along with Sheri’s children Andria, Emilee and Jeremy; a son, Michael E. Mal and his wife, Bethany and their children, Lexie and Madison, of Tampa, Fla.; and Karen E. Mal, of Austin Texas; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and other relatives in Southington. She was predeceased by a brother, Michael J. Cambo. The funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, April 21,

2012, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 19 S. Canal St., Plainville. Burial was in the family plot in St. Joseph Cemetery in Plainville. Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 45 Ash St., E. Hartford, CT 06108.

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nephews. She was predeceased by four brothers, David, Joseph, Rudy and John Nericcio and four sisters Theresa Dziezynski, Margaret Bertolini, Pauline Plossay and Jeanmarie Messino-Schoeborn. The family would like to thank the entire staff at the Alzheimer’s Resource Center for their extraordinary care of our beloved mother. We would especially like to thank the staff on floor 2A for all the love and affection given to mom every day. The funeral was held April 5, 2012, at the DellaVecchia Funeral, Southington. Burial followed in St. Thomas Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Resource Center, 1261 S. Main St., Plantsville, CT 06479.

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Educational conference Lincoln College of New England will host the Connecticut Association of Biology Teachers educational conference Saturday, April 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The keynote speaker for the conference is Dr. Laura Grabel, from Wesleyan University. Her current research includes a study of the ability of GABAergic neurons derived from embryonic stem

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The Southington Brass Blast is a Guinness World Records attempt for the largest trumpet ensemble and a benefit for organizations that support students and musicians. At least 1,200 trumpeters are needed to break the record. The group will be performing the national anthem and a selection that meets the Guinness criteria for this record-breaking attempt. Trumpet players who haven’t picked up their horn in a while, especially parents of current trumpet students, are encouraged to participate. The event will be held Saturday, April 21. Registration will be held at noon, and warm-ups at 1 p.m. This will be held rain or shine, at Southington High School, 720 Pleasant St. Registration fees will benefit The Mill Foundation for Kids (, SHS Band Backers ( and Connecticut Music Educators Association ( If a trumpet or brass ensemble would like to perform or a vendor that caters to brass players would like to participate, visit Sponsors are the Southington Arts Council and E.K. Blessing, a manufacturer of brass instruments since 1906.

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Candidacy announced On Saturday April 21, at 10 a.m., Cheryl Lounsbury will announce her candidacy for the 81st Connecticut State House District. The event will be at Move Over Martha’s, 33 Center St., Southington and all are welcome. “I’m excited about running for this State House seat,” Lounsbury said. “My previous experience working for Congresswoman Nancy Johnson allowed me to work with both the state and federal governments. Serving on Southington’s Town Council has given me a “hands on” knowledge of the needs of municipalities. Living and raising a family in Southington provided personal understanding of the wants and needs of our families. “My priority will be to keep the focus on state economy and jobs. I believe that Democrats are using social issues – schools, the death penalty, etc. – to distract voters from what really needs to be done – passing realistic budgets, and building an economic environment designed to encourages business growth and therefore jobs.” All are welcome to this event. Light refreshments will be served.


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Legion dinner — American Legion Post 72 serves Friday night dinners at the Legion Post, 66 Main St., from 5 to 8 p.m. Take-out orders are also available; if patrons purchase four dinners, the fifth is free. To find out what the meal is that week, call the Legion Post, at (860) 621-4243. Tickets can be purchased at the door or prepaid at the lounge during the week. South End Relay Tasting — The South End Elementary School Relay for Life team fundraiser will take place on Friday, April 20, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at the Aqua Turf Club’s Wagon Room. Tickets are now being sold at the school’s main office, 10 Maxwell Noble Drive. For more information, e-

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The American Legion Post 72 Friday night dinner for April 20 will consist of roast beef, vegetable, salad, bread and butter. Dinners will be served at the Post lounge, 66 Main St., from 5 to 7 p.m. for a monetary donation. In addition, take-out orders will also be available. Tickets can be purchased at the door or prepaid at the lounge during the week. For more information call the Post at (860) 621-4243.

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Breast cancer benefit — There will be a breast cancer benefit for Jacquelyn Perry Esposito on Sunday, April 22, from noon to 4 p.m. at St. Aloysius Church Hall, 254 Burritt St. Dodgeball tournament — A Double Elimination Dodgeball Tournament fundraiser will be held in the Derynoski School Gymnasium, 240 Main St., on Sunday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sign up with any Connecticut Phalanx member or by calling John at (860) 9440021 or at Southington Community Services, 91 Norton St., Plantsville (860) 628-3761 or Fancy Bagel, 405 Queen St., Southington, (860) 6210055. There is a cost to participate. Clean-up Day — The Rotary Club of Southington and Grange organizations have designated Earth Day, April 22, as a clean-up day for all of Southington. Par-

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Oral cancer screenings — Southington Dental Associates, 31 Liberty St., will be offering free oral cancer screenings on Tuesday, April 24 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.



Annual auction - Alta, Southington Alternative High School, will host its celebrated 16th Annual Live Auction Tuesday, April 24, at Derynoski Elementary School Cafeteria, 240 Main St., at 6 p.m. The community event over the years has become famous for the variety of gift certificates, high-end collectables and merchandise donated by area businesses and the Alta family. Refreshments, door prizes, raffles and tag sale items will be available and admission is free. For more information call Barbara Belanger at Alta, (860) 628-3379, ext. 5.




Nonprofit workshop — Main Street Community Foundation, along with Deborah Polydys, of Southington, will offer a free workshop for local nonprofit professionals, board members and volunteers on Thursday, April 26 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Tunxis Community College, 430 N. Main St., Bristol. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Contact Program Associate Samantha Rajotte at or call (860) 5836363. Information is also available at .

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Friday, April 20, 2012 — The Southington Citizen

Poems included Local resident, Carole S. Milano, will have two of her poems included in the 19th anniversary edition, sponsored by Famous Poets Institute for Advanced Poetic Studies, of “Famous Poets” entitled: Great Poems of the Western World (A Collection of America’s Contemporary Poets). Milano is a resident of Southington.

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The Women & Girls’ Fund of the Main Street Community Foundation will hold a grant writing workshop on Thursday, May 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tunxis Community College in building 600, room 126-7. All social service providers serving the towns of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott are invited to attend. The Women & Girls’ Fund Distribution Committee will review the fund’s grant guidelines and application as well as what elements are necessary to submit a competitive proposal. In addition, dialogue and feedback from the social service providers with respect to the current needs of women and girls in our communities will be integral to the workshop. Lunch will be available for a small fee. Space is limited, and participants are urged to call Main Street Community Foundation at (860) 583-6363 or email to reserve a seat at the workshop.

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

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Valley Chapter AARP No. 4943 will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at Mary Our Queen hall, 248 Savage St. Jerry Limmer will entertain after the business meeting. Members are reminded to bring non-perishable food to be donated to Community Services and comfort items for U.S. Service personnel

The Southington Citizen Friday, April 20, 2012

Calendar House activities The Computer Learning Center at the Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., Summer 2012 session will be held through June 7, openings may still be available. Classes offered this session are: basics for beginners 1 and 2, introduction to computers,

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Building on the success of The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s Walk with a Doc program, Hartford HealthCare is stepping it up and taking the program system wide. The Hospital of Central Connecticut will kick off the year’s walks at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 28 at Norton Park, Plainville. It will include a 30minute walk and health tips from Joseph Treadwell, D.P.M., who will discuss good steps toward foot health. Sign in is at 8:30 a.m. New participants will receive a hat and pedometer; each walker will receive a water bottle. Walks will continue on a monthly basis among the affiliates. Hartford Hospital and Hartford Medical Group will host a May 19 walk at Sperry Park, Avon, where cardiologist/electrophysiologist Steven Zweibel, M.D., will talk about irregular heartbeats and quality of life. On June 16, MidState Medical Center will host a walk at Farmington Canal Linear Park, Cheshire, where internist Walt Kupson, D.O., will discuss preventing Lyme disease. To register, or for more information, visit or call 1-877-914WALK.

American Red Cross blood drives in the area include: Tuesday, April 24, Mary Our Queen, 280 Savage St., Plantsville, 1:45 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, American Red Cross Farmington Blood Donation Center, 209 Farmington Ave., Farmington, 12:30 to 5:15 p.m. Friday, April 27 Walker Systems Support/SCU, 10 Executive Drive, Farmington, 9:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. To make an appointment, eligible blood donors are asked to call (800) RED CROSS (800-733-2767) or visit

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The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s George Bray Cancer Center, 100 Grand St., New Britain, will hold a free talk, “Resetting Your Funny Bone: Men, Humor and a Path to Managing the Stress of a Family Cancer Diagnosis” Saturday, April 21, 9 to 11 a.m. Izzy Gesell, MA, an author, professional speaker and prostate cancer survivor, will be the speaker. The event is open to male survivors of all types of cancer, and men with a loved one who has been diagnosed with cancer. Family members are also welcome. The event will include a buffet breakfast and free parking in the Quigley Garage. For more information or to register, call (860) 224-5299.


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School Continued from page 18

Hartford city-wide science fair scheduled for May 16. He earned the top spot for his project titled “To Fe or Not to Fe, That is the Question.” He is the son of Robert and Melanie Roper, of Southington.

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Recent graduate Leanne Elizabeth Falco, of Southington and a Southington High School graduate of the Class of 2007, received an associate in science degree in fashion merchandising and a bachelor of science degree in retail marketing and management on Nov. 11, 2011, from Johnson & Wales University, Providence, R.I. She currently lives and works in her field in Providence, R.I. She is the daughter of Janine Falco, of

Plantsville and Toney Falco Jr. and his wife, Michelle, of Southington.

Cheaper by the Dozen On Friday, May 4, at 7 p.m., Central Christian Academy, 1505 West St., spring production, “Cheaper by the Dozen” based on the book by Frank Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey will be held in the school gym and there is a cost to attend. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

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Membership meeting

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A Membership Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 26, 1 p.m. Southington’s Nick DeLuco and “The Troubadours” return a musical variety show. The show will be held directly following the meeting. Registration required by calling (860) 621-3014.

Britain, will be hosting a 20 minute cardio dance workout, followed by a 20 minute strength and conditioning segment on Mondays, from April 23 to June 4 from 5 to 5:40 p.m. (no class May 28). Movements are designed and taught by a certified Pilates instructor. All fitness levels are welcome and no prior dance experience is required. Participants are advised to bring water and a yoga mat. There is a cost for classes. For additional information and to register, contact Donna Valente at (860) 356-8284 or email at Registration deadline is Friday, April 20.

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

Arts and crafts exhibit An arts and crafts exhibit will be held Sunday, May 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. The exhibit will feature paintings, drawings, stained glass objects, watercolor, woodcarving, quilts, poetry and decorative art of Calendar House students. Light refreshments will be served and the public is welcome.

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Parent orientation The grade five to six Parent Orientation Night is scheduled for Wednesday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. Any parent/guardian who has a child entering DePaolo Middle School as a grade six student is invited and encouraged to attend. This includes any student currently enrolled in private or parochial schools. The evening will have student-lead tours, followed by counselor/student presentations at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served in the cafeteria.


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

Class of 1982 Southington High School, Class of 1982 announces its 30th Class Reunion on June 30 at the Aqua Turf Country Club, Plantsville, 6:30 p.m. to midnight. The group is in need of more than 150 classmate addresses. If anyone

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

Glass club sale

Nutmeg Depression Glass Club’s 37th All Glass Show and Sale will be held at Southington High School, 720 Pleasant St., on Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The show will feature Depression Era glass and pottery. Free American glass and pottery identification service. There is an admission fee. For more information call (860) 432-2686 or e-mail .


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Marjorie Muzyczka, of Southington, is presenting her photography show, entitled “Eclectic Perspective,” at The Gallery at The Orchards, 34 Hobart St. The show runs until Monday, April 30. Marjorie’s photography interest began as a child and she became involved with photography clubs in high school and college. She has traveled extensively throughout the world, visiting six of the seven continents. Her photos of exotic places have been displayed extensively, winning numerous prizes. She became a Castle Craig Camera Club member in 2003 and currently participates in their monthly photo competitions. She has attended seminars on judging and has judged competitions for numerous Connecticut Photography Clubs. She has won competitions at the Durham Fair and the Southington Apple Harvest Festival. Marjorie is also the president of Southington’s Orchard Valley Garden Club. For more information, call (860) 628-5656 or visit www.southingtonorchards.o rg .


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American Legion Post 72, 66 Main St., will be hosting a trip to Foxwoods Casino on Saturday, May 12. The bus will leave at 9 a.m. from the post’s parking lot and will have a departure time from Foxwoods at 5 p.m. Sign up will be held at the post lounge. There is a cost, and vouchers will be distributed for food and gambling. Must be 21 years of age and will be asked for name, address, date of birth. or Dream Card number upon signup. Dream Cards will be made and distributed to those who do not have one already. Deadline to sign up is May 2. Membership to the legion is not required to participate.

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Lena Carbone

Lena (Fusco) Carbone, 86, of Plainville, formerly a resident of Milldale for more than 50 years, died April 11, 2012, at the home of her daughter, Kathy Sisson, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Alfred R. Carbone. She was born Feb. 4, 1926, in Cheshire, the daughter of

the late Salvatore and Brigida (Pastore) Fusco. She was a founding member of St. Aloysius Church and a devoted Bingo worker from the beginning until three weeks ago. Family was everything to her, she was a true matriarch of her family. The family would like to thank HCC at New Britain General staff on C-5, Meghan, Sarah, Rachael, Jessica, Nellie and

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Danica Caruso, of Bristol, Karyn Sisson and Mark Wyskiel, of Bristol, Adam Carbone and wife Devony, of Southington and Kerri Hansen and husband, Robert, of Huntington, Texas; four great-grandchildren, Taylor and Landon Sisson, Robbie and Will Hansen; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Alfred J. Carbone and brothers, Daniel and Umberto Fusco. The funeral was held April 14, 2012, at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington to St. Aloysius Church, Plantsville for a Mass. Burial was at St. Thomas Ceme-

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Mary Cefaratti

Mary Cefaratti, 87, of Southington died April 9, 2012, at the Southington Care Center. She was the wife of the late Michael Cefaratti. She was born Jan. 6, 1925, in Plainville, the daughter of the late Fernando and Mediavillia Otero. She was a parishioner of St. Dominic Church. She was formerly employed by the Levy Clothing Shop and also the Carousel Gift Shop and retired from the CVS. She is survived by a brother-in-law, Frank Rossi, of Plainville; a sister-in-law, Louise Rennock, of Bristol; a niece, Deana Rossi; a nephew, Frank Rossi; and special friends, Marie Forgione and Jeanne Verrett; and her cat, Princess. Mary’s family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at the Southington Care Center for the compassionate care and kindness. A Mass was held April 17, 2012, at St. Dominic Church, Southington. Burial was at the convenience of the family. The DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, was assisting with the arrangements.

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Friday, April 20, 2012 — The Southington Citizen


Kim Haldeman

Kim A. Haldeman, 50, of Southington and Palm Harbor, Fla., died March 28, 2012, in Florida. She was born July 20, 1961, in Lowell, Mass., the daughter of Lucille (Laribee) Haldeman and the late Lt. Commander Paul J. Haldeman USN. She was a resident of Palm Harbor, Fla. for more than 20 years. In addition to her mother of Southington, she is survived by her sister, Karen

and her husband, Thomas, of Clearwater, Fla.; a cherished niece, Kelly Richard; and several aunts and uncles, Lois Aldi, Elaine Laribee, Neil and his wife, Lucille Laribee, David and his wife, Emily Laribee. The funeral was held April 1, 2012, at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home. Burial was in Gibson Cemetery in Pelham, N.H. at the convenience of the family.

Peter Serafino Peter R. Serafino, 92, of Southington, died April 16, 2012. He was born in Southing-

ton Feb. 27, 1920, the son of the late Domenic and Immaculate (Alia) Serafino. He was a 1938 graduate of Lewis High School, he was a U.S Navy Veteran of World War II. He began working at Tubular Products he then worked as a barber and retired from Ideal Forge. He was a life member of the Sons of Italy. He is survived by a son, Paul Politz and wife, Reba, of Southington; grandchildren, Paul Politz Jr. and wife, Christina and Jamie Politz, a brother, Philip Serafino and wife, Mary, and a sister, Mary Serafino Morelli, all of Southington; a sister-in-law,

Rita Serafino; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his longtime companion, Martha Politz and brothers, Natale, Carmen, James, Paul, George and Rocco.

The funeral was held April 19, 2012, at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, followed by a service at St. Thomas Church. Burial with military honors was at St. Thomas Cemetery.

Kristen’s Kloset is open

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

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, April 20, 2012

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The dental office of Theodore Zdeblick and Jack Alkon, located in the Abby Park building at 51 N. Main Street Suite 2E, will be hosting the next “Get out of Pain Free” day on Wednesday, May 2. The doors will open at 8 a.m. and will close promptly at noon. This service is for town residents who are experiencing dental pain and may otherwise be unable to pay for treatment. Patients will be treated on a first come, first served basis. The purpose of the clinic is to get people out of dental pain and is intended for Southington residents who are uninsured or experiencing financial hardship.

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Southington Care, 45 Meriden Ave., is currently seeking volunteers. Recreation volunteers are needed for the Brain Gym program. No computer experience is needed. Days and hours are flexible. An Early morning helper is needed to help with breakfast, delivering newspapers and water pitchers to residents from 7 to 9 a.m. with days flexible. Outdoor/garden help is needed to help for grounds upkeep: weeding, watering, light sweeping, and filling bird feeders. Days and hours are flexible. A seamstress is needed to help mend clothing on an as needed basis. Musicians are needed to play for residents and also for residents’ religious services. Days and hours are flexible. For further information about any of these opportunities, contact Deb Brown at (860) 378-1286 or Donna Malicki-Gornicz at (860) 378-1253.


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The Southington Citizen Friday, April 20, 2012

Blue Knight Notes

A little ‘revenge’ is dealt; Knights nipped by Terriers April 11 was not just another regular season game for the Southington baseball team. The Blue Knights circled the rematch of last spring’s heartbreaking Class LL championship loss to Newington and they were looking for some redemption. They most definitely got it. Southington ace Justin Robarge was dominant on the mound and at the plate leading the Blue Knights to a satisfying 13-3 CCC West victory over the Indians at Fontana Field. Robarge (2-0) labored through a 26-pitch first inning and worked around two walks. He admitted after the game that he was charged up to face the Tribe. “I was antsy early,” Robarge said. “I just wanted to beat them so bad. It’s just revenge. You can’t say anything bad about them because they were a good

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So far this season, things are looking up for Phil King and the Southington baseball team. team last year, but we both played good, we just didn’t get the win.” The Hartford-bound right hander surrendered two runs, three hits four walks and fanned eight in

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Southington pitcher Jordyn Moquin allowed her first earned run of the season Monday. The Lady Blue Knights lost to Rocky Hill that afternoon.

six innings. Robarge had a no-no going until a leadoff hit in the fifth inning. The senior did it all for the Blue Knights. The cleanup hitter started his 3-for-3, four-RBI day with a two-run double down the third-base line to plate Matt DiNello (walk) and Ben Nichols (single) to give the Blue Knights a 2-0 advantage in the first. Southington’s Ted Shaw also got it done at the plate. The leadoff hitter went 2for-4 on the day with two runs scored and a stolen base. The Blue Knights went on to drop a 1-0 decision to RHAM Monday. Southington (3-2) managed just two hits in that one. Nichols and Dave Palladino accounted for those. Craig Frobel went the distance for the locals. He struck out nine and allowed five hits. Monday afternoon’s showdown between See Knights, page 42


New-look tennis squad hanging tough By Nick Carroll The Southington Citizen The Southington High School boys tennis team did not act its age during the early-going this season. The young Blue Knights started their 2012 campaign by notching relatively easy victories over Bristol Central and Windsor. And the locals did it without three of their best guys, who were away on vacation. “I still feel that we’re in a rebuilding year,” said Southington coach Tony Mauro. “But I do feel they’ve exceeded my expectations from what I’ve seen in practice and in matches so far.” One guy Mauro has been impressed with is freshman Kunal Kataria. The coach said Kataria is the first fresh-

man to earn a starting varsity singles spot in his program in six years. Three other freshmen are in the Blue Knights’ top 11 this spring. “That’s why I anticipated a building year. But they’re really stepping up,” Mauro said of the freshmen, “and the sophomores are trying to stay in the hunt. It looks like we’ll be strong in a couple of years. This year, I can’t predict.” Southington competes in the rugged Central Connecticut Conference West Division, which includes such tennis powers as Hall and Simsbury. Mauro is not sure how the Blue Knights stack up against the rest of the CCC

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Young golf team swings into action By Nick Carroll The Southington Citizen His Southington High School golf team came up well short of victory in its season-opener against Conard April 12, but Coach Jim DiNello was not disappointed with what he saw that afternoon at Rockledge. “Actually, the 165 we put up that day really wasn’t that bad. It was a better start than we had last year,” said the coach. “I’m encouraged by the numbers.” Southington was paced by sophomores Eric Flood and Dave Valentukonis, each with a 40. The Blue Knights are a very young squad. The locals’ roster is comprised of one senior, Jared DeGumbia, 11 sophomores and four freshmen. Twenty-five golfers came out for the team this spring. “The numbers have in-

creased every year,” said DiNello, in his fourth year at the helm. “Unfortunately, we had to let some kids go. That’s the downside. But the upside is that the interest in the program from the student-athletes is increasing.” “Hopefully we’ll have some guys that are really going to be terrific golfers some day,” the coach added. That said, in 2012, the Blue Knights can expect to take their lumps in the unforgiving Central Connecticut Conference West Division. “We play in probably the toughest golf conference in the state,” said DiNello, pointing to CCC West opponents such as Northwest Catholic, Simsbury, Farmington, Hall and Conard. “Last year we finished 4-71. But yet, we were the 12th ranked team in Division I going into states, even though

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, April 20, 2012

Unsolidified starting lineup hasn’t slowed spikers By Michael Guerrera Special to The Citizen

This year is nothing like last, or the one before that, or any before that for the Southington boys volleyball team. Head coach Lou Gianacopolos says since the program started — and he’s been the head coach for every season — this team is a different mold.

“This year is different than any other year that I’ve coached,” he explained. In the past “going into the two weeks before the season I knew who my setter was, I knew who the other five supporting were. To this day, there’s competition at every practice.” The rotation might be in flux, but the ability is there, evidenced in the team’s 5-0

start. Gianacopolos says of the moving parts: “It’s going to be like that the entire season,” and that’s “a very good problem to have.” A prime example of the wealth of talent spread out amongst almost a dozen players, as opposed to a more core group, was on display in a match with Shelton Monday.

Five guys were out with the flu, a five that normally plays a large role. But it wasn’t debilitating to this Blue Knights squad. They still swept a solid Shelton team with wins of 25-21, 25-7, 25-13. “To be able to have five guys that were sick was amazing that the next five guys coming up were just as strong,” says Gianacopolos. And again, it was the mar-

quee depth that SHS touts that allowed it to win in swift fashion against Shelton. “We definitely need everyone. There wasn’t one person that wasn’t contributing to tonight’s match,” Gianacopolos said. The team, though, is a work in progress. After a 3-0 win on opening day over See Volleyball, next page

Ending in style Left: American Gymnastics athletes put their best foot forward at the Level 7 state championship. Leading the way for the American Gymnastics contingent was West Hartford’s Briana Paparazzo (fourth on floor, all-around score of 34.85), Cheshire’s Rosa Palmieri (10th place on the uneven bars, all-around score of 34.475), Southington’s Taryn Meenan (eighth on balance beam, all-around score of 33.95), Southington’s Kaitlyn Bertola (second on balance beam, all-around score of 36.3), Southington’s Erica Masse (sixth on vault, allaround score of 34.05), Southington’s Hallie Altwies (11th on the uneven bars, all-around score of 33.95) and Rocky Hill’s Sarah Hogan (all-around score of 32.45). Teammate Raegan Casarella was unable to compete this year due to an injury, but still supported the team. Right: The American Gymnastics Level 8 team also turned in good work at the state meet. Victoria Castillo, of Southington, placed eighth on uneven bars and had an all-around score of 34, and Southington’s Marilyn Sporbert finished sixth on balance beam, with an all-around score of 30.9.

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Unified LAX team has high hopes this spring Sarah Gomes Special to The Citizen

The Southington girls lacrosse team wasted no time shaking off the winter rust. The Lady Blue Knights earned a pair of wins to start their 2012 campaign, outscoring their opponents 25-9. “We have really meshed early and came out as a team right out of the gate,” SHS coach Amy Clark said. “In

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West, but believed this week would give him a better indication. “Manchester looks like our gauging point,” the coach said Monday. “I’ll be able to tell more after that match.” Southington faced division

Volleyball Continued from page 40

foe Manchester Tuesday at SHS and came up short, 5-2, to fall to 2-1 on the year. The Blue Knights’ top singles player, Matt Downes, lost Tuesday, 6-2, 6-3. Southington’s Nos. 2, 3 and 4 guys also were bested in singles action: Joe Enright (6-4, 7-6, 5), Jon Sadusky (6-4, 6-2) and Kataria (6-2, 6-4). The Blue Knights’ No. 1

doubles team of Kevin Wormer and Gary Beaumont handled its competition, 6-4, 6-2. Southington’s No. 2 duo of Nate Mullins and Luke Pfanzelt also chalked up a win, 6-1, 6-3. Playing in the No. 3 spot, the Blue Knights’ Zaya Oshana and Alex Angelillo were bested 7-5, 7-5.

really contributed to Southington’s state title team a couple of years back; he’s a co-captain with senior libero Peter DelBuono. The setter has primarily been junior Alex Zajda, but the competitive battles in practice continue, as all of the other spots are, for all intents

and purposes, up for grabs. “Our strengths are our physical abilities to play volleyball,” Gianacopolos noted. “Our weaknesses right now are team leadership and connectivity. Right now, there’s not anyone that’s really the person to have on the court.”

then it will be down to business again,” she said. “I think this will challenge the girls, and I almost prefer that schedule.” After their regular season finale on May 24, what will be next for the Blue Knights is yet to be told, but Clark knows the group has potential. “I think people underestimate the motivation and the heart this team has,” the coach said. “In the past, teams might have just had the skill and not the motivation, but this group has it all. I see this team qualifying for the postseason and winning games.”


have to find a way to get 10 scores that will us into states,” said DiNello. “If we can do that with this young crowd it will be a real great accomplishment.” Southington faced CCC West foe Newington Tuesday at Hawks Landing and was nipped 169-171. Scoring for the locals was Flood (41), Tom Fischer (43), Valentukonis (43) and DeGumbia (44).

Continued from page 39 our record was not fantastic. It just goes to show you how tough our conference is that we can qualify for states the past three years and still have a below-.500 record.” Returning to the state tournament this spring will be a tall order. “Somehow, some way we


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Bulkeley, Southington struggled in a perfect 3-0 second week of the season, which included a difficult 3-2 win over Fermi. “Last week was a difficult task for us even though there were the three wins,” Gianacopolos said. “It was a tough 5-0.” Of the Fermi match, the coach said it brought to the forefront some of the team’s current struggles. “Last week was an extremely educational week for us because we found out that we’re a team that had to work very efficiently for every single point.” However, the depth was on display as well. Gianacopolos referred to junior outside hitter Nick Powell as a key contributor bringing amazing energy off the bench after the Knights lost the opening two games to Fermi. “His stats were not higher than anyone else’s on the team, but he brought that (energy) to the team,” Gianacopolos commented. As for some of the current roster spots, Dan Carbone is a senior hitter and leader, the only player remaining that

every practice, the girls just have really put it together and knew what we had to do right off the bat.” It is that immediate unity that differs from past SHS teams which took longer to gel. “We know this year it isn’t about just one, or a couple of players, but having a really solid unit as a whole that will make us successful,” Clark said. “We’ve been talking and communicating from

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Southington and Rocky Hill was expected to have a playoff feel. The Blue Knights and Terriers, two of the state’s softball elite, did not disappoint. Most games between evenly matched teams come down to one big play. Rocky Hill (40) came up with a clutch hit and left Southington (5-1) with a 2-1 victory in eight innings. Rocky Hill’s Erin Weber delivered the decisive blow, chasing home Erika

Leonard, who had singled, with a RBI base hit through the shortstop hole with two outs in the visitor’s eighth. The run was significant not only because it gave Rocky Hill a huge CCC interdivisional win, but also because it was the first earned run that Southington ace Jordyn Moquin (5-1) has surrendered all season. “They are a very good team and we knew this was going to be a very hard game against one of the best pitchers we’re going to face,” said Moquin, who gave up four hits, one walk and struck out six. “We hadn’t had a tough game yet.

But in states every game is going to be like this. We can learn that we have to dig deep and keep fighting the entire game.” The Lady Blue Knights’ Sydney Ferrante had a RBI double in the first to knot the score. She drove in leadoff hitter Nicole Rossitto, who singled to start the inning. Caitlin Downes had three hits for the locals. Rossitto went 2-for-2 with two walks. The Southington girls tennis team breezed past host Rocky Hill 7-0 Tuesday to improve to 2-0 on the year. Prevailing in singles ac-

tion was Alejandra Gimenez (6-2, 6-4), Courtney Race (6-1, 6-0), Caroline Rodman (6-4, 61) and Alex Rodman (6-0, 62). Winning in doubles play was Andrea Rasima and Annette Kaminski (6-2, 6-0), Jess Topper and Susan Murphy (6-1, 6-2) and Taylor Grucza and Cassidy Race (61, 6-1). The Southington track and field teams had a good day Tuesday when Newington came to town. The Blue Knight boys prevailed 80-62. The local girls won 100-49. Picking up wins in individual events for the Southington boys was Steve Barmore (100), Kyle Summa

(400), Kyle Hamel (1,600), Nick Garcia (3,200) and Nate Bonefont (long jump). The Blue Knights also got victories from their 4x100 and 4x800 relays. The Southington girls swept the three relays. Also besting their competition that day was the Lady Blue Knights’ Katie Wednt (100 hurdles), Erica Kosignski (100, 200), Cherraine Davis (shot put, discus), Nicole Wershoven (triple jump) and Cyndi Wolley (400). The Southington boys lacrosse team dropped a 113 decision to Cheshire last week. 1229687


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Miss Cindy’s Dance Center of Southington wins top award

Due to routines that received exceptional scores, Miss Cindy’s Dance Center of Southington received the Top Studio Award for the Secondary Division from among all of the studios participating in a recent competition. at the Kids Artistic Revue Regional Competition in Hartford. The center was noted for its strong performances in tap, jazz, lyrical, and musical theatre. In addition to winning various top first place

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

The Southington Parks & Recreation Department will offer two types of dog obedience classes this spring. Both classes will be held on Thursday evenings, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, and June 7, 14 and 21 at The Summit at Plantsville, 261 Summit St. The instructor is Kevin Medeiros. “Puppy Kindergarten” classes for dogs 3-5 months old will run from 7 to 8 p.m. “Basic Dog Obedience” classes for dogs older than 5 months will run from 8 to 9 p.m. All dogs must have up-to-date vaccinations in order to participate. Class sizes are limited. Pre-registration and payment is required. For more information or to register, call the Parks & Recreation office at (860) 2766219. Program details and a mail-in registration form are also available on the department’s webpage at .

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3 BR, 1 bath home located on a dead end road. Finished basement which gives the home a total of 2514 sq ft. Great yard for entertaining with huge decks & pool. Gary Mancino MLS# G616148

2 BR Ranch w/eat in kitchen, wood floors in bedrooms, dining rm & living rm. Fireplace, CAir, 1 car garage & level yard. Great location! Sold as is. Victoria Tencza MLS# N323707

Cute and cozy! Newer 2 Bedroom home in pet friendly park. Fully applianced eat-in kitchen. Skylight. Window treatments included. Sandy Doucette MLS# N323960


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5 room, 2 BR Cape offers front to back living rm, replacement windows, hardwood under carpets & nice level yard. Eligible for FHA financing. Pam Savejs MLS# N324117

Impeccable remodeled 2 BR brick Ranch. Features huge living rm w/FP, HW flrs in every room, spa like bath, garage, professional landscaping & spectacular views. Pam Savejs MLS# N324447

Spacious 4 BR Colonial! Living rm w/FP, applianced kitchen, 2 renovated full baths, CAir, new gas furnace, new vinyl siding & finished basement. Professionally landscaped lot. Carolyn Racki MLS# N324784

Beautiful lot with a view! Gorgeous Colonial w/ Cupula, mudroom, built-ins in DR & on side of FP, arched openings w/columns & sitting area in Master Suite. Agent Related Eileen Lovley MLS# G582424

Much coveted model at Ridgeview Estates! Features energy star label, 2114 sq ft, 1st flr MBR suite & custom kitchen w/ granite, stainless steel appliances, upgraded cabinets & more! Patti Raffile. MLS# G603316

New Condos! Close to ESPN. Up to1800 sq ft, 2.5 baths, open kitchens, 9 ft ceilings, oak flrs, full basements, attached garage & deck. Starting at $204,000. Agent Related Lisa Milo-DiTullio

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, April 20, 2012


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SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT FISCAL YEAR 2012 / 2013 BUDGET The Town Council will hold a public hearing on the Town’s proposed fiscal year 2012/2013 budget. The meeting will be held at 7:00 pm on Monday, April 23, 2012 at DePaolo Middle School auditorium, 385 Pleasant Street, Southington, Connecticut. The fiscal year 2012 / 2013 proposed General Fund budget may be summarized as follows: Current Year Adopted Board of Finance Proposed 2011 / 2012 Budget 2012 / 2013 Budget General Gov’t - Operating $37,329,305 $37,466,469 General Gov’t - Debt 2,232,205 2,211,230 Sewer - Debt 1,739,310 1,427,304 Education - Operating 79,614,662 82,437,600 Education - Facility Maintenance/Capital 64,956 244,800 Education - Debt 4,055,418 4,144,504 Total $125,035,856 $127,931,907 The anticipated revenues are as follows: State & Federal Grants $22,989,554 Charges for services 3,403,778 Prior, prorated and supplemental auto taxes 1,750,000 Fund Balance Utilized 0 Current Taxes required to fund budget 99,788,575 Total $127,931,907 Sanitary Sewer Fund Budget: Current Year Adopted Board of Finance Proposed 2011 / 2012 Budget 2012 / 2013 Budget Sewer Office $114,279 $218,254 Sewer Plant 3,725,644 4,007,769 Fringes 260,059 270,514 Debt 128,223 98,138 Total $4,228,205 $4,594,675 Animal Control Fund Budget Current Year Adopted Board of Finance Proposed 2011 / 2012 Budget 2012 / 2013 Budget Operating & Fringes $211,978 $216,461 Board of Finance Proposed Fiscal 2012/2013 Budget may be viewed on the Town website: TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON Garry Brumback Town Manager

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TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON NOTICE OF PASSAGE At its meeting of April 9, 2012, the Town Council of the Town of Southington approved the following program: TAX ABATEMENT PLANS MUNICIPAL IMPROVEMENT ABATEMENT Connecticut General Statutes 12-81(59), 12-81(60) and 12, 217 (c) ENTERPRISE ZONE PROGRAM: A. Manufacturing Benefits (in zone) Personal Property and Real Property new to the Grand List 80% tax abatement for five years 50% reimbursement by the State of Connecticut B. Commercial Benefits – Real Estate only Real Property new to Grand List 100%, 100%, 50%, 40%, 30%, 20%, 10% - seven years No reimbursement by the State of Connecticut OUTSIDE THE ENTERPRISE ZONE: A. Tax Partnership Program – Located anywhere Value of Improvement, not including Real Property Applies to NAICS # 236210, 711110 – 711219, 713920, 713110. (Recreation, agriculture, theaters, musical groups, ski facilities, amusement parks) $250,000 and over 50%, 50%, 50%, 50% 50% - Five years No reimbursement by the State of Connecticut If municipal improvements on established municipal infrastructures are performed by a private entity, the entity may apply for the tax partnership program for the value of those improvements if the improvements exceed $200,000. The tax abatement shall apply as follows: One hundred percent (100%) of the value of all municipal improvements shall be abated but will be limited to the two (2) successive Grand Lists. If the value of the improvements exceed the value of the two (2) successive Grand Lists, that additional amount shall not be abated. This program must be applied for prior to the municipal improvements and the value of the municipal improvements shall be reviewed by the Public Works Committee of the Town of Southington and the final determination of value will be by the Town Council. Application for this program shall be made through the Economic Development Department and the Town Council in its sole discretion can approve or deny the application. B. Industrial / Manufacturing Benefits Applies to SIC # 2000 thru 3999, inclusive and NAICS 2373, 2379 and 4841. Personal Property and Real Property new to the Grand List 40% tax abatement for five years This program shall expire without further action of the Town Council on July 1, 2012. All applicants applying before that date shall be eligible for the program. Applicants are allowed to be awarded only one program by the Southington Town Council. This plan will be effective twenty (20) days following publication. Dated at Southington, Connecticut: April 11, 2012 TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON Garry Brumback Town Manager

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Friday, April 20, 2012 — The Southington Citizen PUBLIC/ LEGAL NOTICES


MARION IDEAL’S FLEA MARKET Sunday 8-3 2165 Meriden Waterbury Tpke. Contact Mike (860) 384-1155

THE MERIDEN DAFFODIL FESTIVAL COMMITTEE presents CONNECTICUT’S LARGEST TAG SALE under the Festival tent(s) on Saturday April 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 100+ vendors gathered in one convenient location offering an eclectic collection of goods ranging from new furniture to Grammas’ old Crock-Pot and more. The Festival Committee will have a concession on-site with food and drink for all to enjoy.


SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE “SOUTHINGTON SUPER STORAGE, LLC will sell at Public Auction at 493 Old Turnpike Road, Plantsville, CT all the personal property stored in its facility, by: Michael Gialelis in Unit #451: Furniture & Tools Emma Gravelle in Unit #323: Household Items Kathy Malczynski – Unit #517: Deli Store Equip. Freezer, Cold Case, etc. Lori Wadman – Unit #226: Misc. Furniture At 3:30 PM, Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at the premises of SOUTHINGTON SUPER STORAGE, LLC, 493 Old Turnpike Road, Plantsville, CT Storage Auction Solutions, as Agent for Southington Super Storage, LLC” Southington Super Storage, LLC reserves the following rights: (1) to bid at the public auction; (2) to refuse any and all bids; (3) to cancel the auction at any time for any reason.

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SOUTHINGTON ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS LEGAL NOTICE The Southington Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Council Chambers, 75 Main Street, 2nd floor, Southington, Connecticut for the following purposes: A. A P P E A L # 5 9 1 3 A , Application of Pack Tracks Inc. for a 65.9’ distance variance to 434.1’ where 500’ is required to allow the use of a kennel near a residential (R-40) zone under Sections 5-01, 502 & 15-04 of the Zoning Regulations, 1177 West Street, property of Roger C. Tolles in an I-2 zone. B. A P P E A L # 5 9 1 4 A , Application of Strollo Bros. & Sons Inc. d/b/a Strollo’s Towing Service for special exception approval for the use of the proposed unit as a motor vehicle towing & truck repair facility under Sections 502.3A, 11-03 & 15-05 of the Zoning Regulations, 172 Lazy Lane, Unit #10, property of Lazy Lane Industrial Park LLC in an I-2 zone. C. A P P E A L # 5 9 1 5 A , Application of William Fullar for special exception approval to keep a family flock of 10 chickens under Sections 301.31B & 15-05 of the Zoning Regulations, 42 Reussner Road, property of Patricia L. Bennett in an R-20/25 zone. Dated this 5th day of April, 2012 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS ROBERT SALKA, CHAIRMAN


SOUTHINGTON INLAND WETLANDS AGENCY LEGAL NOTICE At their regular meeting held on April 5, 2012 the Southington Inland Wetlands Agency voted to take the following actions: A. APPROVED WITH STIPULATION - Application of The Carpenter Realty Co. seeking to grade and fill within regulated area and upland review area in conjunction with a proposed earth processing facility. Property located at 65 Triano Drive (IW #1197) Dated this 9th day of April, 2012 David J. Lavallee Environmental Planner




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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS ALBERTS HOME REPAIRS Remodeling, Windows, Doors, Siding, Decks, Floors Lic & ins #623837 203-592-1148

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

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PROPERTY TREE REMOVAL SERVICE Stump grinding, hazardous removal, hangers, chipping, crane service. 20 yrs exp. We’ll beat any written est. Fully ins. Free est 203-509-9408

JET SKI 1999 Seadoo GSX Limited Red and black 951CC. Comes complete with new Karavan trailer. $3000 or best offer. Call 203 715-6489 Leave Message JON Boat 14FT. 6 HP Evinrude, Elec Trolling Motor, Trailer, Oars. $2000 for all. Also, 6HP Merc $800. 2 Trolling Motors 203-237-6645 Cell 203-631-1938

PETS & LIVESTOCK AKC German Shepard Male pup. Champ blood lines, 7mths old, crate trained. Son is allergic. Heartbroken. Serious inquiry’s only. Good home only. Call 203-427-3199 CARS STARTING AT $199 DOWN 24 MONTH 24000 MILES WARRANTY LET US GIVE YOU A FRESH START Tax, Title, Fees Additional Apply Now Jack 1-866-879-1616

GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430 YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Registered. Insured. 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159

Accepting all credit cards. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084


14FT alum Starcraft boat w/cox e-z load trailer, 6HP Johnson motor, (2) elec. motors 17lbs & 54lbs thrust, all accessories. $2,500. OBO . 203-269-3701


IN BUSINESS 31 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775

A-1 Quality Powerwashing HOT WATER, LOW RATES


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


HOUSEWASH/Pressure Washing Deck Restoration & Refinishing Lic, Ins. Certified. #0616406 203-675-8710 or 860-267-4843


SCREENED Top Soil. Pick up or delivery. Sidewalk & Curbing Slate. Fuda Construction, LLC Call for pricing (203) 235-1030

One Owner. EX-L w/DVD. Auto, 6 Cylinder $20,994 Stock# C7279 (203) 237-5561


ROOFING SIDING WINDOWS CT Reg #604200 /Fully Insured 860-645-8899

Siding, Roofing, Windows, Decks, Sunrms, Additions



HONDA Odyssey 2008

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

On the outside. FREE ESTIMATES.#569127 Call Kevin 203-440-3279

Country Club Landscapes LLC Located at The Galleria Design Center, 234 Middle St. Middletown


POWER WASHING POWERWASHING Houses, decks, fences. Local co., satisfaction guar. Insured. Olsen Oil & Power Washing 203-272-2699

VESPA 150cc 2010, Mint, many extras, extremely low miles. $3750. 203-235-2736.


MNA SERVICES, LLC Lic#0674024 CHIMNEY, FIREPLACE & MASONRY work. Inspections, Patios, steps, retaining walls. Free estimates. Senior Discounts. 203-714-7143 or 203-600-9439

HD 2002 FLSTC Heritage Soft Tail. 1450cc. Fuel injected. Windshield. Leather Saddlebags. Excellent cond. 5,000 mi. $10,100. (203) 235-8660



Over 25 yrs exp. Paving, seal coating, concrete work. CT Reg#0577005. 203-237-6058



T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC

$1000 Off (203) 284-0137 Reg #558927



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

AUTOMOBILES WANTED CASH for your Toyota, Honda or Nissan. Any Condition! Running or not! Will consider other makes & models, motorcycles, ATV’s, etc. 203-600-4431

BULLDOGS, Yorkie, Yorkie-Poo, Schnoodles, Chihuahua, Poodles, Labs, Boxers & mixed breeds. $250+. 860-930-4001 CHIHUAHUAS Puppies! 3 males avail. 1st shots. Parents are CKC. Ready to go. $ 600. 203-901-7564


The Southington Citizen — Friday, April 20, 2012 FURNITURE & APPLIANCES


GERMAN Shepherd & Husky mix Puppies! $700. Call for info 203-915-7950

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES Top quality. Working lines. 3 Males are ready now! Puppies have shots and are tattooed. AKC registration. Guaranteed. $950. Serious inquiries please. Call (860) 655-0889


BUREAU, antique white, very good cond. $60. & metal typing table w/side panels $6.. Call for info 203-237-6807. GOVERNOR Winthrop desk $375 neg. Rug, 8x10, oriental, cream with blue & pink, $45. Typewriter, Model 70, Remington, $40. 3 Breathalyzer units, $80 each for testing. 860-620-7855 KING Size mattress set, $125. with frame. Call (203) 235-0875 LIKE NEW - 25 CUBIC FEET AMANA BLACK REFRIGERATOR WITH BOTTOM FREEZER. MODEL #ABB2524DEB 68 1/2” H X 35 3/4” W X 34” D. FOUR YEARS OLD. PICK-UP ONLY. CALL (203) 284-8962. PRICE $600. MOVING- MUST SELL 84” Sofa, Gold, exc $150. Chair $40, End Tables $20 ea. Deck Furniture w/ Umbrella, Various odd pieces. Prices neg. (203) 235-2787

HORSES For lease or sale. All quiet, no vices, well behaved. English or Western. Take advantage of lessons. Pay for 5 lessons get 6th free. Call (203) 265-3596 or 203-530-0654

2 AIR Conditioners One Whirlpool 12,000 BTUs $100 One Frigidaire 8,000 BTUs $75 (203) 265-5831

For Military Items


LAWN & GARDEN DEUTZ ALLIS Lawn Tractor 12.5 Twin Cylinder. 36” Deck. Excellent shape - A Classic! $500. (203) 269-3837 HALF PRICE SALE Elect. String Trimmer w/charger $15., Tiller Cultivator, 2 cycle, 14” till $95. Tiller Cultivator, Lg,26” till 60 HP, Briggs + Straton, Power Rev. Craftsman, $375. 203-235-6176. LAWNmower 20 HP, commercial walk- behind. 48 inch cut, Hydrostatic drive w/grass catcher and sulky attachment to make it a riding mower. Privately used only. Runs perfect. Asking $3,200 or best offer. Please call 203-634-1760.

CONSTRUCTION EQUIP & TOOLS TOOL & Die Shop Supplies. DoAll Granite surface plate 2x4 ft w/stand, Tangent Radius dresser, shelving, benches, and much more! Call for info at 860-628-8833 or 860-329-5631.


AFFORDABLE Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves.

Appliance Repairs

Will Deliver

203-284-8986 BEAUTIFUL Queen size sofa bed, like new, $250. Mission style china cabinet, $250. Call (203) 269-5947

BUNK Beds- Black Steel. Twin over Full Size w/both mattresses. $100. Matching Computer Desk $25. (203) 235-8176

DINNERWARE Gordella Collection Stoneware service for 8. Perfect cond. $20 & T.V. 21 inch, works great $20. Call for info 203-237-6807. FURNITURE, Estate items, Collectibles, Energy Saving Refrigerators, Portable Air Conditioner, Microwaves, Antiques & record albums. 860-919-7905 JACOBSEN Snowburst SnowBlower $60, Heavy Duty Moving Dolly $50. The Club AntiTheft Steering Wheel Lock $5. Child’s Bicycle $5.$10. EA. 203237-5469 LIKE NEW! Dk Choc TV Stand 3 drawers, 3 shelves. $99 (860) 302-1048 PET GATE White Steel. 2 1/2 ft by 6 1/2 ft. $30. 203-265-3427. PRINTS framed & signed Wildlife, Western, Aviation. Antique duck decoys, Old Stoneware 5 Gal Crocks. Oak upright Gun Cabinet w/drawers underneath. Sterling Aviation Pins circa WWII. Rich 203-213-0003

RESTAURANT& NIGHTCLUB EQUIPMENT 2 LARGE STORAGE UNITSEVERYTHING MUST GO! STARTING @$17,500 OBOVIEWINGS ARE OFFERED ACCORDINGLY & SALES ON INDIVIDUAL ITEMS ARE NEGO. FOR MORE INFO PLS CONTACT EVY @ (910)336-1669 SINGER Sewing machine with cabinet. $95/best offer. 203-443-3125 SOUTHINGTON Lacrosse Mens Jacket, XL $30. Call 860-628-0168 WINTER Force M&S 215/70 R15 , 4 tires at $10. EA Please call 203-237-5469. WOLFF Tanning Bed. Newer bulbs, great cond, full size. $1,500. OBO. 203-631-5813 WOMEN’S Max Absorb Size Large Depends 5 Packages. $50. Call 2032350118

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

2 BR Starting at $800 Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-639-8751

MERIDEN 12 X 10 w/windows. 2 available. Located in Durham Delivery extra. $2,750. 203-535-9817.

WANTED Fishing & Hunting Tackle - Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Dave any time 860-463-4359


Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome


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

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

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES APPROX 250 sq ft of Swiftlock interlocking flooring. Excellent cond. $65. 203-265-3192.


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


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



MERIDEN. East side 2 & 3 BR homes starting at $1200/mo. Sec & refs req. Call Ray at Remax Professionals 203-238-1977


Flanders West Apts Southington

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

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

203-238-3499 2ND GENERATION Buys old paintings & prints, lamps, jewelry, Meriden & Winchester items. Old advertisement, estate items. 203-639-1002 Always Buying All Contents of Estates. Antique, old toys & collectibles. furniture, costume jewelry, etc. Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 S. Orchard St. Wallingford. 203-379-8731 or 203-284-3786 Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm ALWAYS BUYING CASH PAID Vintage Electronics, Amps, Musical Instruments, Guitars, Radios, Ham Equipment, CB, HiFi, Audio Equipment. 860-707-9350

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

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


HOME SWEET HOMES Meriden 2, 3 Br apts. From $695. Off St. parking, recently rennovated. Call 203-886-8808. MER. Furnished Apts. East Side Incl Heat, HW, Elec. 1 BR, 1st Fl, $845/mo+sec. 1BR, 2nd Fl $801 /mo+sec. 203-630-3823 12pm8pm or MERIDEN -1-2 BR Hubbard Park Central Air/Heat. 775 West Main Street. $795-$995/mo. + utils. No pets. Call Chino 203-4403483 or Niki 203-992-5605. MERIDEN -1-2 BR Hubbard Park Central Air/Heat. 775 West Main Street. $795-$995/mo. + utils. No pets. Call Chino 203-4403483 or Niki 203-992-5605.

MERIDEN 1 & 2 BR Apartments. 657 East Main St. Call 203-376-8114 or 203-630-9481. MERIDEN 1 & 2 Br apts. Hdw floors, fridge & stove, off St prk, laundry rm. Clean & safe w/ fresh paint. Starting at $645. Call Jonah 203-430-0340.


Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, sec & refs. No pets. 203- 239-7657 or 203-314-7300 MERIDEN 2/3 BR 1.50 ba. Clean, East Side. All appls. Garage, Deck and beautiful, fenced-in back yard. $1600, sec dep. (860) 748-0562 MERIDEN 2BR, Large. New flooring & paint. Appliances included. Off st parking. Security req. Section 8 approved. 203-235-8725 or 203-537-2643 MERIDEN 3 or 4 BR, 2 full baths 1st floor. Section 8 approved. Call (203) 537-9093 MERIDEN Available Now! 3 Bedrooms, First Floor. Appliances. $900/mo + 1 mo. sec. Section 8 Approved (203) 537-7446 for details MERIDEN Large 3 BR Apartment 2nd Floor. Extra Bonus Room. No pets. Section 8 Approved. Available May 1. $995/mo. Call 203-435-2512 MERIDEN Large 3 BR Modern Apt. $1000 per month + security. Call Clive 203-886-9902 MERIDEN-1BR. lg. 2nd fl apt. New appliances, newly renovated $775 per mo + sec. Hot water included. Call TIm at 203-605-1616. MERIDEN. Furnished Apt, BR, LR, kit, bath. Lease & sec dep. No pets. $575. (203) 238-9772 NEW BRITAIN 1 MONTH FREE RENT Ask for details. 1, 2 & 3 BRs available. Totally remodeled Townhouses. 24 hr maintenance. Laundry facility on site. We accept Section 8 and small pets. Call 860-224-4366 SOUTHINGTON-1BR, 2nd flr, $725/mo. Off street parking for one car. Close to walking trail. 1 1/2 mo sec. Available May 1. 860-628-9999 SOUTHINGTON-1BR, 2nd flr, $725/mo. Off street parking for one car. Close to walking trail. 1 1/2 mo sec. Available May 1. 860-628-9999 SPRING SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $750/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric included. Private balcony. 1 month free rent. Ask for details. Call for info 203-639-4868 SPRING SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $750/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric included. Private balcony. 1 month free rent. Ask for details. Call for info 203-639-4868



WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 4 Rooms, 2nd floor. Recently remodeled. Stove/Fridge, Porches, Hookups. No smoking. No pets. $895 + Security. 860-663-1389

WALLINGFORD 5 rm (1st fl) Clean. Good location. Fully applianced. Wall to wall. Util not incl. Cred, ref, lease, sec. NO pets. $900/neg. 203-848-7955 WALLINGFORD- 1BR, studio for 1 person, kitchen. Stove & refrigerator included. Centrally located. $650. No pets. 2 mo security + refs. 203-265-0698 WALLINGFORD-1BR apt starting at $750 including heat & HW. No pets. JJ Bennett 203265-7101

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

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Includes Heat, HW, Elec, Kit Priv. East Side. Off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or MERIDEN furnished room for rent. Recently remodeled in a convenient location. Call for more info 203-599-5642.

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


MIDDLETOWN. Move Right In! Spacious Beautifully Maintained Home on quiet cul de sac. Kitchen and Baths all redone. New Siding. New AC, Furnace 4yrs. New CAir. Multi Level Deck. Oversized Garage. New Carpet. New Landscape. 3 Bdr, Sqft:1,528, 1.5 BA. $232,900. Call 860-344-0085 for more info or appt.

MIDDLEFIELD Turnkey office space in occupied, newly renovated commercial bldg. Utilities included. Units from 90 to 1,300 sq.ft. Call 860-349-3559.

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

CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE WALLINGFORD- $159,900 3br ranch, eastside, eat in kit, updtd furn & hw heater. Call Kathy Thuerling 203-265-5618

Under New Management

CHESHIRE. $249,900. Nice 2BR 2Ba ranch in desirable complex. Hardwood flrs, seasonal porch, fireplaced LR w/ cath ceiling, cair & garage! Call Sue Farone 203-265-5618

MERIDEN STUDIOS & 1 BRs We are offering a special! 1ST Month’s Rent Free with a credit score of 600 or over. Please call 203-630-2841

Under New Management MERIDEN 1 BR, 2 BR & Studio Starting at $595 per month. Heat & HW incl. Off street parking 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 1 Br, 4 rm, Victorian on Broad St. Sunken DR & Kit. Sunporch, attractive & prvt. $750 mnth. Single garage avail 203-272-6593 or 203-213-8833. MERIDEN 1 BR. Big rooms. Big Closets. Nice and clean. Broad Street. Walk to Stop & Shop. Shared laundry. 2 mos security + application fee. No pets. $650/mo. Call 203-284-0597

MERIDEN STUDIOS & 1 BRs We are offering a special! 1ST Month’s Rent Free with a credit score of 600 or over. Please call 203-630-2841

WALLINGFORD 1 BR Apts. $665-$800 203-213-6175 or 203-376-2160 WALLINGFORD 1 BR, 2nd Fl. Nice residential area. Great back yard. No Smoking. Call for more info. 203-980-1149 WALLINGFORD 1st Floor, 2 Bedrooms 5 Rooms, Near Downtown Call 203-269-1865

NORTHFORD. $259,900. Better than you would have thought! Remodeled in 2001, spacious 7 rm raised ranch- has 3 brs, 2 full baths, modern kitchen w/ appliances, 2 fireplaces, CA, walk out family room, 200 avg elec & more. Call Fred Gettner 203-265-5618

See the great selection of used cars in Marketplace.


Friday, April 20, 2012 — The Southington Citizen

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

ALL TOWNS NOW AVAILABLE If you are interested in being contracted on a route or being a substitute in Wallingford, Meriden, Southington or Cheshire Please call Record-Journal Circulation

The Smart Career Move Branford Hall offers career-focused training that prepares students with the skills for today's careers!


(203) 634-3933

Career placement assistance | Day & evening schedules | Financial aid available for those who qualify


BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES SPACE AVAILABLE for experienced hairstylists, skin care specialists, makeup artists, and nail techs. Newer, trendy salon in Cheshire. Excellent location. A great place to grow your business! Please contact Joan @ (203) 525-4435 OR (203)250-6446 TRENDSETTERS OF CHESHIRE

SOUTHINGTON. $89,900 Outstanding quiet location in complex. This 2br brick townhouse end unit offers spacious rooms, hardwood flrs. Newer windows & patio, pet friendly & conv. to I84E&W. Call Nicky Waltzer 203-265-5618

CROMWELL Fox Meadows 2 BR plus loft. 1.50 baths. Garage. Newly renovated. $215,000. (860) 306-6445

HELP WANTED ACTIVITIES AIDE Seeking an energetic applicant for Part Time Activities Aide position in the Recreation Department. This position will lead/co-lead activity programs for an elderly population. Variable schedule including afternoons, evenings andweekends. Apply in person Mon-Fri 9am-5pm at CT Baptist Homes, 292 Thorpe Ave. Meriden, CT 06450 or email resume to: CNC Lathe Operator Exp only for Fanuc Control. Must read blueprints and be able to program. Excellent benefits. EOE Call Pete 860-828-3556 Alden Tool Company

DRIVERS SOUTHINGTON. $187,000. Enjoy your retirement years in this resort style complex. Enjoy the pool, clubhouse, tennis courts, walking trails, summer garden area. Easy living in this ranch style end unit. Fantastic finished lower level area for family gatherings. New roof & windows. Call Sue Gerace 203631-5382 Cornwall Realty Group

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

Lily Dedicated Logistics, a top 100 rated carrier, has Part Time opportunities (may lead to full-time) in the Cheshire, CT area. Deliveries throughout New England, NYC, NY, NJ, PA, Del. Palletized freight, 24/7 operation. Home Daily. Mileage, Stop, Delay Pay, 401k w/Company Contribution. Lily operates either new or late model and well maintained equipment. Successful applicants must have min. 2 years CDL A and related driving experience, pass all DOT requirements, clean MVR and DOT safety report. Please call Judy 203-271-5468 or e-mail for more information or to apply. Fax: 203-271-5495 EOE


CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR Part- time, 19 hours per week. The Town of Wallingford Engineering department is seeking a highly technical individual to perform construction inspection work of sidewalks, roads, curbing, grading, drainage, and related components for compliance with specifications. The position requires a minimum of 6 years experience in construction work. Wages: $20.00 to $25.00 per hour depending on qualifications. Apply to: Personnel Department, Town of Wallingford, 45 South Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492. (203) 294-2080. The position will remain open until filled. EOE.

ELECTRICIAN Electric utility is seeking a highly skilled maintenance electrician with extensive substation experience to maintain and repair transmission and distribution class switchgear, buswork, lightning arrestors, protective relays, insulators, switches, power transformers, data circuits, controls and other related components. Must be a high school/trade school graduate and have 4 years experience in the maintenance and operation of electric utility substations or utility grade protection and control systems. Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license issued by the State of Connecticut and be able to obtain within 6 months of hire a valid system operator’s certificate from CONVEX. Rate $32.73 to $36.10 hourly plus an excellent fringe benefit package.Closing date will be that date the 50th application form/resume is received., or May 14, 2012 whichever occurs first. Apply: Personnel Department , Town of Wallingford, 45 South Main Street, Wallingford,CT 06492. (203) 294-2080. Fax (203) 294-2084. EOE.

35 N. Main St.


DISPATCHER. Experience preferred. Computer literate, good communication and social skills. Heavy interaction with the public. Call 860-479-1555 DRIVER Experienced Reefer Drivers & Independent Contractors needed for Regional Positions. Top of the line equipment and plenty of freight. Call Today! 877-491-1112 or DRIVERS CDL, P & F Endorsement. Good pay, free health benefits, vacation & gratuities. Land Jet Bus, Waterbury. Exciting Job! Call 203-755-1647.

FIREFIGHTER PARAMEDIC/EMT The Town of Wallingford is currently accepting applications for Firefighter/ Paramedic and Firefighter/ EMT Applicants must have: a valid CPAT card, HS diploma/GED, valid driver’s license and hold a valid Paramedic or EMT License that meets CT State Regulations. Copies of licenses and certifications must be submitted with application materials. The Town of Wallingford offers a competitive pay rate of $47,913.84 to $61,771.84 annually. In addition, there is a $3,450 annual paramedic bonus and a $1,450 annual EMT bonus plus an excellent fringe benefit package. Application deadline is April 27, 2012 or the date the 75th application for each position is received, whichever occurs first. Apply: Personnel Department Town of Wallingford 45 South Main St. Wallingford, CT Phone: (203) 294-2080 Fax: (203) 294-2084 EOE



995 Day Hill Rd.



One Summit Place

HELP WANTED ELECTRICIAN E-2 Growth, Opportunity, Commitment. Join Large Established Stamford Co. Benefits inc: Health Ins., 401K. Call 203-327-6907 HUMAN Service Agency seeking qualified individual to work in residential & day settings providing support to people with disabilities. Two positions available. Bi-lingual helpful for one position. Please call 203269-3511 ext 14 for more information. Clean driving record a must and no lifting restrictions. HUMAN SERVICES ACORD, Inc. has immediate openings for FT Residential Mgr and FT Day Program Coordinators needed to provide support to adults w/dev disabilities in New Haven, Wlfd & Meriden areas. Previous DDS exp preferred. Call 203-269-3599 or visit our website @ EOE MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN MILLWOOD Inc. is seeking a Maintenance Technician to work in our North Haven, CT facility. Candidate should have exp. in the following areas; electrical, hydraulics, pneumatics, welding, forklift repair. Candidate must be willing to work flexible hours. Health, Life, 401k & bonus avail. Please fax resume with wage requirements 203-248-7925 Or email to EOE MECHANIC- Diesel Seeking an exp’d gas & diesel mechanic to be responsible for the general repair and maintenance of motor vehicles and farm equipment. Hydraulic experience a plus. Must have own tools and the ability to follow directives as well as work independently. We offer competitive wages, health insurance and a retirement savings program. To apply e-mail your resume to or fax 203-235-8730. Or apply in person at Kogut Nursery, 625 Yale Ave, Meriden.

MEDICAL CAREERS TRD MANAGER 40 Hours Weekly (Some Evenings & Weekends) Miller Memorial Community, Meriden's choice for excellence in senior residential Healthcare services, is seeking compassionate, energetic candidates, interested in joining our professional team in the above position. Responsibilities include planning and implementing recreational programs for residents of our long-term and short-term rehabilitation facility. The successful candidate must have, at minimum, a Therapeutic Recreation Certification plus two years or more of long- term care experience. MMCI offers very competitive wages and benefits, including pension plan and non-contributory health and dental for employee, life, and disability insurance (full time position only). Drug testing and criminal background check required.

Personnel Manager Miller Memorial Community, Inc. 360 Broad St., Meriden, CT 06450 Fax 203.630.3714 or email: EOE HELP WANTED CARPENTER/Foreman 10-15 yrs exp. Framing, Drywall, Cabinets, Flooring, etc a must. Travel req. 203-440-1003 LAWN Care Exp Hydro Mower, String Trimming & Shrub Trimming. Call Tom (203) 235-0399 MULCH Blower Truck Operators wanted. Do you have a commercial driver’s license? Are you looking for a unique active job working outdoors. We are currently looking for Mulch Blower Truck Operators. Experience in landscaping a plus. Full training. Please call Stephanie 203-284-0707 or fax resumes to 203-265-2792.

HELP WANTED PAINTING Sub Contractors & Carpenters wanted. Residential/Comm work. Please call 1-800-462-3782 Ext 1279 TEACHER Assistants Infant, Toddler & Pre-School. FT/PT. Must have exp. Please apply See Us Grow Childcare, 1052 So Colony Rd., Wlfd. 203-269-5437 TEACHERS FT Infant/Toddler & PT Afternoon. ECE background and exp in the field req. Only serious applicants apply. Fill out an application at 15 No. Plains Industrial Rd., Wallingford or call 203-265-0055.


The Southington Citizen — Friday, April 20, 2012


Returns April 20 80’s with an attitude


Advanced Tickets suggested, available at bar, includes Free Domestic Beer or Well Drink


Kitchen Open Serving Wings, Fries, Burgers & More ... Daily Lunch Specials until 10PM

April 27 Blue Cherry

Wicked Stick Tavern & Pine Valley Ballroom Located at Picturesque Pine Valley Golf Course


Enjoy the Tavern! Now Serving Full Lunch & Dinner Open Daily 11 AM • Call For Reservations

Happy Hour 3-6 Family Dining Kids Menu • Daily Food Specials

Show us that Day’s Green Fee Tag for a Free Domestic Beer or Well Drink

Now Accepting Reservations for

Weddings • Parties • Events in our Ballroom Singles Dance in our ballroom - 8:00 - 12:30 300 Welch Road, Southington 860.628-9110


Now Open


Southington Citizen published 4-20-2012

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