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The Southington

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Volume 8, Number 19

Southington’s Hometown Newspaper

Friday, May 11, 2012

Diaper Day delivers the goods from two local ‘angels’ By Joy VanderLek Special to The Citizen

Last week, Curtis Robinson and Steven Marcano stopped by Southington Community Services to deliver approximately 5,000 diapers to the organization. The donation surprised and pleased Janet Mellon director of the program who’d recently put out a plea for help on the diaper front. She certainly hadn’t expected such a fast and generous response. Marcano topped off the

initial donation with the promise that his diaper and baby products company, My Lil’ Star, would continue to make a diaper donation each month. Furthermore, Robinson gave the community services organization a generous monetary gift. “There must be a guardian angel above our offices,” Mellon said. Community services assists local residents in need with a multitude of services, including basics - and there’s always a need for donations, includ-

Photo by Linda Mendelsohn, Southington Community Services

From left: My Lil’ Star’s Larry Percy, SCS Director Janet Mellon; My Lil’ Star’s Mark Fazzolari; C&R Development Company President, Curtis Robinson. ing a great need for diapers. Mellon said she’d no sooner left a meeting where she made a plea for diaper donations, when “All of a sudden See Diaper, page 25

Knights rebound

SHS FIRST Robotics’ ‘Screaming Knight’ puts on a good show at competition By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen Southington High School’s FIRST Robotics team, the Cyber Knights, recently participated in the FIRST Robotics Competition, an international

championship for the organization, in St. Louis, Mo., coming out in seventh place out of 100 robots in its division. Four hundred FIRST teams were at the competition overall; out of 2,232 FIRST teams worldwide.

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After rattling off six straight victories to start the season, last week the Southington High School girls tennis team hit its first bump in the road. The Lady Blue Knights fell to Conard, but rebounded to defeat Manchester. SHS senior doubles player Andrea Rasimas is pictured.

Just making the list for FRC is an accomplishment in itself. From there the teams are divided into four divisions. Though the Cyber Knights did not make it out of the divisional playSee Robotics, page 25


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Southington High School’s FIRST Robotics team, the Cyber Knights, pose with the Screaming Knight, the robot built and programmed by the team to compete at the FIRST Robotics Competition in St. Louis, Mo.




The Southington Citizen — Friday, May 11, 2012

SHS senior named DECA regional vice president

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work. At one time DECA stood for Distributive Education Clubs of America, the acronym is no longer used and the club is simply referred to as DECA. Socha was cheered by the 16,000 international DECA students and advisors when her name was announced to serve as the 2012-2012 North Atlantic Region vice president. This announcement was the culmination of several months of preparation, a week of non-stop speeches, campaigning and caucusing with voting delegates from each of the states or provinces she will support. Her mother, Penny Socha, served as her campaign manager. She was also supported in Salt Lake by her DECA advisors, Marisa Calvi-Rogers

and Connie Dabrowski and 11 SHS DECA students who were also competing in various business/marketing events. Her territory extends as far north as Ontario, Canada, west to Pennsylvania and south to West Virginia. As a member of the International Team, Socha’s primary duties will be to support each DECA chapter within her region. Socha also serves as: president of SHS DECA; teen member of the YMCA and STEPS Board of Directors, a STEPS Youth Committee CoChair and Youth Council Treasurer; and is also a member of the National Honor Society. She will attend Bryant University in Rhode Island in the fall of 2012.

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A new way is a self-advocacy group that helps people with disabilities to better themselves in today’s challenging world. If anyone would like to get involved with this self-advocacy group, A new way is hosting a meet and greet event on Wednesday, May 16, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Arc of Southington, 201 W. Main St., Plantsville. For more information or to reserve a spot call Mike at (860) 621-0020 or the Arc at (860) 6289920 ext. 140. Refreshments will be served.

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Southington High School senior, Emily Socha, was voted as DECA North Atlantic Region Vice President during a May 2 meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. According to the organization, DECA is a club that is embedded in high schools to involve youth who are considering a service career in the workplace. This club gives students an idea about what the world has to offer them, while preparing them for a brighter future. DECA is an international organization, which develops emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in the fields of marketing, hospitality, finance and management and has nearly 180,000 business and marketing students from high schools and colleges from around the world. The club promotes competence, innovation, integrity and team-

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Friday, May 11, 2012 — The Southington Citizen

Visions of ‘sugarplum’ for local entrepreneur By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen Some people have a knack for making something out of nothing, which seems to be the strength of Rachel DeCavage, a young fashion designer and entrepreneur who just opened up shop in downtown Southington. Sugarplum, located on 98 Main St., is DeCavage’s new shop, an eco-friendly boutique where everything is made locally in Connecticut and by hand – DeCavage’s hand. “I work only from sustainable materials so I kind of go on a lot of different directions with my work based on what comes into my life,” she said. For example, DeCavage, 27, said she built all of the furniture for the store, showcasing her carpentry skills, because she happened to have a lot of scrap wood and “broken things” to throw together. The walls of the shop are painted with a no-VOC eco-

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Rachel DeCavage, owner of “sugarplum” boutique in downtown Southington, poses in her store where Cinco de Mayo decorations adorn the inside. friendly paint, and even the ceiling tiles are wrapped with recycled kraft paper. She said people give her materials a lot of the time, and she never quite knows what she’ll get, from zippers

to ugly bed sheets to vintage trims. Right now, she said a large part of her focus has been on printed T-shirts for men and women for the summer. “They’re all printed by

hand locally in Watertown, I do it all myself,” DeCavage said. “All of the designs are hand drawn by me, I also have a new collection of aprons and stationery and napkins and different domestic type products I’ve been working on for spring.” T-shirt products by DeCavage are always completely organic or an eco-friendly fabric blend, and all chemicals used in the printing process are soy based and water soluble. DeCavage said shoppers will always know they are wearing something unique when they buy something from her store. “Whatever you get here, you won’t be able to get anywhere else and you’re going to have a truly unique product,” she said. “The prices are competitive with anything you’ll find at the mall or chain stores, and you can feel good about your purchase because you know it’s saving the climate and stay-

ing local and helping the local economy.” How did her love of the environment get fused together with fashion? DeCavage said it all started in the fourth grade, when her class took a field trip to the trash museum and she became “obsessed with the planet.” Coupled with designing fashion products as far back as her memory will take her, DeCavage has found a way to go green on the clothing racks. “I just remember seeing all the stuff you can recycle and they showed us Styrofoam packing peanuts that were biodegradable, they dissolved in water, and I just remember being completely obsessed with that, and my life has been revolved around recycling ever since,” she said. DeCavage showed off some of her recycling handiwork in the second annual Trashion Fashion show at Artspace in Hartford on

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Police Briefs

D’Quila sentenced for mother’s death

James D’Aquila, the man accused of kicking his mother to death in Southington, was sentenced May 3 to 60 days at the Whiting Forensic Division of Connecticut Valley Hospital, a mental health facility, in an effort to restore him to competency. Julie Wilson, a social worker with the state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, who has evaluated D’Aquila, testified Thursday in New Britain Superior Court that a three-person team evaluating D’Aquila came to a unanimous conclusion on his competency.

“He is unable to understand the proceedings and unable to assist in his defense,” Wilson said of the two main factors necessary to be competent for court proceedings. She said she believes, however, that there is a strong probability D’Aquila can be restored to competency. Wilson estimated that it would take the hospital about 60 days to do its work, though the hospital could ask for extra time at the end of that period, depending on how the treatment was progressing. D’Aquila’s Attorney, Public Defender Christopher

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Town Briefs

Historic house faces demolition for parking lot

A house dating from 1800 could face demolition to make way for a YMCA parking lot on North Main Street. The brick, Federal-style building is on a lot adjacent to the YMCA’s High Street campus. The lot, which also includes another house, was bought by the YMCA months ago. Plans to tear down the houses and build 75 parking spaces face opposition from historic preservationists,

who want the YMCA to find a compromise to save the Jesse Olney house. YMCA Director John Myers said compromises are being considered, such as moving the house, but that renovation would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. The house was owned during the mid 19th century by textbook author and geographer Jesse Olney. Liz Kopec, author of a 2007 book on Southington history,

included the house in her book and said Olney is one of Southington’s most famous residents. Town Manager Garry Brumback said the YMCA, the town and the Southington Historical Society have been trying to determine whether the Olney house is on state or national lists of historic buildings. (Police and news briefs compiled from Record-Journal staff reports.)

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Childhood love brings productive results for drive-in By Andrew Ragali Special to The Citizen

Nino Maccagnan walks through Southington Recreation Park every day. A resident of town for 40 years, he remembers the old drive-in theater in its heyday, when “it was always a good crowd” on a Friday or Saturday night. “I always loved the drivein,” said Maccagnan, 70, adding he’s overjoyed a new generation is experiencing a pastime that has largely been forgotten. “It’s a wonderful thing what they’ve done with the

drive-in,” he said. For Maccagnan, there’s still one eyesore: the ticket booths. On his daily walks last summer, Maccagnan grew tired of seeing the worn booths. He remembered what they used to look like, and figured they weren’t doing the town any justice in their current condition. Last October, he happened to bump into Mike Riccio, the town’s Parking Authority chairman. “I said, ‘Mike, we’ve got to fix these things up,’ ” he recalled. Maccagnan was leaving

town to winter in Florida, and told Riccio that when he returned, he would volunteer to fix the two booths up himself. “It was like an angel came down from the sky,” Riccio said. “He told me that as soon as I get back, I’ll call you and we’ll meet down there.” Maccagnan returned and kept his word. He began stripping the old booths early last week, taking off their weathered roofing. By Friday, he had already finished constructing a new roof on Photo by Matt Andrew

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Nino Maccaghan, 70, of Southington, sets in place the final 16 foot edging for the roof of Southington Rec Park’s ticket booth last week. Maccaghan has volunteered his time to rebuild both ticket booths inside and out. He plans on having both ticket booths complete in about three weeks.

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H.O.P.E. spay and neuter clinic reaches milestone with Anna the cat

April 20 was a day at the H.O.P.E. Spay/Neuter Clinic, Waterbury, as the 12,000th animal was spayed since the clinic opened in August of 2009. Marty Halloran, of Waterbury, received a free spay surgery for his cat Anna in honor of the milestone Over the last two years, the H.O.P.E. Spay/Neuter Clinic has helped over 12,000 animals. This number in-

cludes 2,571 dogs (778 of which were pit bulls) and 9,429 cats (2,040 of which were feral). H.O.P.E.’s mission is high quality, reduced cost spay/neuter services targeting the most prolific populations: strays, ferals and unaltered pets whose owners do not have access to veterinary care. However, the clinic services are available to pet owners through-

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nated by Lyons & Billard Lumber Co., in Cheshire. The Continued from page 6 Drive-in Committee will fund materials for the second one of the booths. booth. “I’m a one-man circus,” Working five to six hours a Maccagnan said, before day, Maccagnan expects to hoisting a 16-foot 2-by-4 onto get the job done quickly. “I’ll the roof. “Not many people work on it every day till I get hang a 16-foot piece of wood the roofs done,” he said. by themselves.” “Then Mike and I will dress Riccio called in some fa- up the bottom.” vors for the project. He seWhile he’s no construction cured a donated Dumpster to worker, Maccagnan considremove old lumber. Materials ers himself a handyman. He for one of the booths were do- grew up on a farm in Sharon,

where he learned skills in carpentry, masonry, plumbing and electrical. His father was a mason as well. Riccio said the Drive-in Committee plans on doing something special for Maccagnan to commemorate his volunteer work. While he didn’t enjoy any films at the theater last year, Maccagnan — who enjoyed watching “old Clint Eastwood spaghetti westerns” at the drive-in during his youth — said he will probably take


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and an old pinwheel for the finishing touch. Continued from page 3 “Last year I did nine fashApril 21. Designers were chal- ion shows, this year I’m lenged to make dresses and working on my fourth at this outfits out of trash. DeCavage point,� she said. “I’ve had a weaved together plastic shop- pretty good following, and ping bags, plant wrappers, I’ve wanted to open a store

Annual picnic The American Legion Post 72 annual picnic for the Legion family and friends will be Saturday, June 9, from 1 to 7 p.m. It will take place at the Polish Falcon Nest 307, 33 Knowles Avenue, in Southington. Sparkles the clown will be on hand to entertain the children, and there will also be numerous games throughout the day. Children under 12 are free and there is a fee for adults. Early ticket purchase is recommended in order to ensure all children will receive a “goody bag�. Tickets may be purchased at the Legion lounge or at the Falcon’s lounge. For more information (860) 621-4343.

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There will be a Republican caucus for all registered Republicans in the Town of Southington at 7:00 pm on May 23, 2012, at Spar tans II Restaurant, 930 Meriden Waterbury Road, Southington. The caucus is to select a House of Representatives candidate for the 81st District. You must be a Registered Republican living in the 81st district to vote in this election. In addition, all Southington R e g i s t e r ed Republicans are invited to vote for the Registrar of Voters and for 10 Justices of the Peace. Brian Callahan, Chairman Republican Town Committee

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Friday, May 11, 2012 — The Southington Citizen

61st Wedding Anniversary

Rod and Viola (Bodwell) Chapman celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary April 28, 2012, at The Summit in Plantsville, with family and friends. The couple was married April 28, 1951, at the Union Congregational Church in Rockville. Rod was employed by the Rockville Reminder in the Advertising Department and retired in 1991 after working there for 29 years. Viola worked for the Rockville General Hospital, Rockville Chamber of Commerce and Swiss Cleaners. The Chapmans are the parents of five children: Naomi Kilgore, (Gregory R. Chapman, deceased), Craig Noyes Chapman, Neal C. Chapman, and Norma Gregory. They currently have six grandchildren, Sarah Cabata, Lauren Ellis, Jamie Manzi, Marisa Chapman, Kurt Chapman and Morgan Gregory Sample; and one great-grandchild, Connor Falcon Ellis. The couple is awaiting the births of another grandchild and great-grandchild in September.

Post professor recognized Post University’s, Waterbury, instructor was included in the Final 10 Nominees for’s 2012 Professor of the Year Award. Through this award, seeks to recognize forward-thinking distance education professor who is mastering new technologies to effectively support students in their courses. The Post University finalist Sherrilyn Bernier Bernier, Ed.D., an adjunct Bachelor of Science in Human Services professor. The instructor teaches in the University’s John P. Burke School of Public Service. Bernier has been a professor for 10 years, and has been teaching online at Post University since 2010. Students describe her as an educator who upholds the highest standards, expects professionalism, and takes the time to provide thoughtful feedback. She strongly believes that feedback is a vital tool in the virtual classroom as it is the key to future improvement and growth.


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The engagement of Michelle R. Gress to Dean A. Masse, both of Bristol, is announced by the bride-to-be’s parents, Frank W. and Hughette Gress, of Bristol. Her fiance’s parents are Newman and Muriel Masse, of Bristol. The bride-to-be graduated from St. Paul Catholic High School, Class of 1983 and entered the U.S. Army in 1986 and is a veteran of Desert Storm/Shield with the 344th MP Unit in New Haven. She is employed at the United States Post Office, Plainville for 22 years. Her fiancé is a graduate of Bristol Eastern High School, Class of 1986 and worked for his father at H & N Construction for eight years. He has been a Teamster for the past 18 years. He is employed at Manafort Brothers in Plainville. The couple’s story of their first date: I had tickets to a hockey game and I only had four tickets. So Dean was asked by his sister-in-law to get four more tickets. Unaware of where my tickets were the extra tickets that Dean bought were right behind me. We had dinner at Capri’s Restaurant in Plainville before the game and turned out to be a wonderful night. An October wedding is planned at St. Anthony Church.

A summer drop-in child care program

The Southington Community YMCA is piloting a child care program for those families needing occasional care. Daily activities will include: organized group games, arts and crafts, walking trips and outdoor games. This program is designed for those families who need care occasionally during the week or may need a respite! The YMCA will provide a morning and afternoon snack. Space is limited, so preregistration is encouraged!

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Chorale Connecticut presents their spring concert, Once Upon A Dream, which will celebrate the magic of childhood, highlighting famous Disney musical pieces. The concert will be held at Lincoln Middle School, 164 Centennial Ave., Meriden, on Saturday, May 19, at 7 p.m. There is a ticket price to attend. Tickets are available through Chorale members or at the following outlets: The Music Shop, 405 Queen St., Southington; JC Music, 519 W. Main St., Meriden; Valencia Liquor Shop, Lowe’s Plaza, Meriden; Gallagher Travel, 390 Center St., Wallingford and “Just For You Country Gifts,” Route 322, Southington; by calling (860) 621-1653 or visiting the Chorale website at

Jensen’s activity club

Jensen’s Activity Club is sponsoring a trip to Narragansett Bay - Lighthouse Cruise, Quinnesett Country Club, Sunday brunch, Sunday, July 22. Cruise aboard the “Millennium” Catamaran with a 90-minute narrated cruise of Narragansett Bay, R. I. sails from North Kingston, R.I. and offers breathtaking sightseeing” 10 incredible islands, sail under the Jamestown and Newport Bridges, view the Newport Naval Base and see the aircraft carriers, experience Newport Harbor and the waterfront. Prior to the cruise have a Sunday Buffet Brunch at Quidnessett Country Club in North Kingstown, R.I. Following the cruise visit Wickford, a harbor side village that remains as it was a century ago. There is a cost to attend, the bus departs at 7:30 a.m. from the Commuter Lot Southington, Across from the Alzheimer’s Center, Plantsville, and returning at 7:15 p.m. For reservations contact Barbara Desrosiers at (860) 621-1344.

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Getting better together! During National Hospital Week, we want to thank all of the employees who help to make us a great hospital. We also want to recognize the following employees who are celebrating special service milestones. 50 Years Richard Borkowski 45 Years Rose Conte 40 Years Cynthia Albert Patricia Gerbase Marcia Goodwin Hazel Koszyca Andrea Hagaman Karen Martin Joan Potash Celeste Raboin Mary Smith Jane Swenton

David Mucci James Noddin Susan Palasciano Cynthia Postemsky Donna Rozanski Elaine Searle Melanie Stoddard Ursula Szczepanski Deborah Venditto Nancy Yalanis

35 Years Juana Ayala Sue Briere Sharon Carilli Celia Champeau Susan Diliberto Cynthia Fredrickson Ann Haze Doreen Kenneson Barbara Kwassman Lucia La Rosa Patricia Lussier Roseann McCurda Sally Mukon Mary Munson Clarice Pelkey Ronald Phillips Audrey Putorak Petra Riley Teresa Romero Gary Sadlowski Susan Santamaria

25 Years Lisa Beckman Christine Bracken Ellen Calderone Nicolas Cazeau Marilyn Clayton Nancy Crampton Nelson Delgado Kathleen Godin Eva Gryk Mary Guerrera Barbara Jaskiewicz Linda Kane Victoria Lays Ellen Leclair Lisa Lukas Maria Main Barbara Masciotra Wendy McGinnis Janice Mercer Sharlene Page Deborah Palen Debra Scholten William Seymour Marcia Stanish Mary Stellon Teresa Tanski Janet Vernacatola Yvette Ward

30 Years Cynthia Baker Norene Cameron Ondrea Chasse Sharon Corlette Debra Curtis Carla Follacchio Michael Gilbert Mira Godlewski Lynne Gworek Janet Jacobson David Levack Christine Milewski

20 Years Christine Barker Susan Bennett Michelle Costello Filomena Formato Suzanne Fortier Frances Gendron Louise Gooch Lisa Greenwood William Hague Joyce Hawrylik Sheryl Hutchinson Janina Krolicki

Barbara Labbe Bonnie McCutchan Laurie McLeod Jody Nadeau Nancy Ritone Nancy Santaniello Shawnna Scirpo Beth Ann Small Margaret Sprague Melissa St. Jean Deborah Stevens Emilio Torres Luz Vega Brenda Vigneault Krystyna Walczyk Stanislawa Wojtowicz Liduvina Zayas 15 Years Lawrence Arietti Donna Barber Eva Boisvert Aldean Brathwaite Gilbert Clement Colette Daigle Dorothy Dauphinais Sheryl D'OnofrioSchmaltz Michael Eddy Sebastiano Fazzina Robert Flade Ann Flynn Justin Fraychak Anna GogoNapiorkowski Nancy Goodchild Joanne Gray Keila Hernandez Eva Herring Thomas Joseph Audrey Kemp Mary Kolodziej Aimee LeBrun Luisa Leon-Lebron Jonathan Levitt Ma Melinda Lopez Sandra Lynch Margaret Machnicki Karen McAvoy Eugene Medved Anita Mulshine Bogdan Musial Kristen Nigro Joanne O’Keefe

10 Years Roxanne Aldi Brenda Almonte Donald Anderson Nadia Angelillo Dennisse Arroyo Arturo Balbuena Yamaris Bermudez Kimberly Bouchard Stephen Brown Holly Caron Kim Cifone Anna Copeland Edwin Cordero Maria Cumento Martine Cyr Trista Danielewicz Marika DeLagrave Ruth Destan Merrilee Dibble Michael Doty Amy Farr Carla Frett Dawn Gagnon John Gray Mary Ann Haynes Cynthia Hubbard Dani Huntley Bethany Jackson Joanne Joyner Barbara Jurkowski Danielle Kinney Magdalena Kosieradzki Leo Lavertue Tammi Lavoie Danielle Loos Glenda Lynch Neveta Martin Rosa Mendoza Melissa Michaud Patricia Mirlis Norma Morris

Martin Motolinia Cynthia Nelson Edith Ocampo Antonina Oleksenko Karen Orvis Francoise Ouellette Ana Padua Barry Pagani Melissa ParkerWallach Jolanta Paszczuk Barbara Pietrasz Nazneen Raza Heather Rinaldi Sandra Ringquist Suzanne Ritchie Kristel Rivera Ana Rodriguez Lissette Ruiz Danita Schulz Wendi Shea Danielle Shweky Cynthia Smaglis Mary Soltesz Alison Szewczak Christine Szpunar Carole Thomas Joan Trzasko Stephanie Ucol Mark Valentukonis Deirdra Watts Paula Webber Kimberly Joy Wojnarowicz Susan Ziegler Krystyna Zywno 5 Years Esther Acevedo Patrick Armstrong Timothy Ashby Jayne Baczewski Johanna Baez Atidze Anna Bakre Carrie Barganier Jo-Ellen Beam Keith Bernard Sarah Bernardo Laura Biegen Robert Bingham Gina Blanco Peter Borayko Holly Boucher Sarah Breton Kelly Broad Daisy Brown Zofia Bujwid Ryan Cannon Bethany Carr Kristy Carson Ashley Castellani Donna Catucci Marc Chillingsworth Gloria Cintron Megan Colella Sandra Colello Rosa Colon

Janice Cote-Hannon Evelyn Crespo Janira Cruz Rosa CruzMarcantino Margaret Curtis Jennetta Cusano Linda Dalessio Sabine D’Amico Debra Dempster Sheldon Denis Sydney Dickinson Lisa Dionne Brian Dionne Nicole Doiron Angela Druan Donna Dupre Brittany Dusza Elmedina Efendic Kate Elsemore Jennifer Feda Christine Marcia Frank Jolie Frechette Susanna Futia Anna Gawrys Diane Giglio Karina Gonzales Linnette Gonzalez Lisa Gordon-Green Sherri Gracia Margaret Hamel Agnieszka Hanczaruk Reginald Henderson Stacy Hethman Jennifer Hudson Ian Hungerford Suzanne Karelus Natalee Kelly Staci Keyes Carmella Kincaid Elizabeth Klimkiewicz Frederick Klimowicz Agata Knutelski Ruth Kozloski Yuriy Kulyak Corrina Kwasnick Stefanie Lalla Kimberly LaMarre Beata Landon Andrea Lapollo Haklai Lau Carol Lewoc Gina Libassi Erin Libby Sarah-Kate Luzzi Alfred Lynch Patricia MacDonald Payal Mankad Melanie Mare Lisa Martin Agata Martinczak Cynthia McCarthy Natalie McCoy Loretta McLeod Sarah Miller Leslie Mischke

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Parents 4 a Change Parents 4 a Change is having a meeting, open to the public, on Thursday, May 24, at 6:30 p.m., at Derynoski Elementary School (cafe), 240 Main St., Southington. This meeting will be a support only meeting, no scheduled speakers. For parents with an opiate addicted child, this is an opportunity to spend some quality time talking and sharing with other parents, giving and getting support for you and your family. There is never a fee for admission, and refreshments are provided. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. (with some open mix/mingle earlier, from 6 to 6:30 p.m. For more information call (860) 6211682.

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Mother’s Day breakfasts

The Southington Elks Lodge No. 1669 will hold its annual Mother’s Day Breakfast on Sunday, May 13, in the Lodge Hall, 114 Main St. from 8 a.m. until noon. The menu includes scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, home fries, pancakes, French toast, pastries, coffee and juice. There is a cost per person and there is no charge for children under 5. For tickets or more information, stop in the Lodge Tap Room or call the Elks Lodge at (860) 628-6682. Sons of the American Legion 72, 66 Main St., is having a Mother’s Day Breakfast on Sunday, May 13, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., featuring

eggs cooked to order, omelets, pancakes, bacon, sausage, hash, home fries, toast, coffee and juice. There is a price to attend. For more information call (860) 621-4243. The Southington Sons of Italy Club is hosting a Mother’s Day breakfast at the Center Street club on Sunday, May 13, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. The event is open to the public with admission at the door for all attendees. There is no charge for mothers. All mothers will receive a complimentary carnation. For more information call the Sons of Italy at (860) 628-0755.

Gold Medal award Recently, the Southington Chapter of UNICO proudly announced that Attorney Carl J. Sokolowski has been selected as the recipient of its most prestigious award, the Gold Medal of Honor. Former town planner, Lawrence Alberti, will be the guest speaker and Carl’s oldest daughter, Janet, will be presenting the Gold Medal. Local and State dignitaries will be in attendance. The event will be held Wednesday, May 16, at the Aqua Turf Banquet Facility on Mulberry Street in Plantsville. The evening begins at 6:15 p.m. with cock-

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‘Donate for Des’ days

Hot Tans Salon, 855 Queen St., will be holding “Donate for Des” days, on Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, where customers can tan for discounted prices. All proceeds from individual tans and select packets will go to helping Desiree in fighting muscular dystrophy. There will also be a raffle and tickets are being sold.


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tails followed by introductions, a five course surf and turf dinner and presentation beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Fasulo & Albini CPAs at 16 Cornerstone Court, Plantsville, Southington Insurance on Liberty Street, Southington, Probate Consulting Services, 142 Main St., Southington or by contacting Mark Mongillo, event chairperson at (860) 919-8374.

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performance for 2012 will be at the Southington 2012 Apple Harvest Festival. Auditions will be held approximately two weeks before the contest begins with the actual dates being announced shortly. Audition day will determine the 12 competition finalists, who will then compete on multiple days during the Apple Harvest Festival. Based on audience voting and the judges input, contestants are eliminated until the winner is declared on the last day of the festival. The Connecticut Icon winner will receive $1,000 cash. They will also win the opportunity to professionally record at a local recording studio, with the possibility that the recordings will be submitted to several record companies. Winners also receive the chance to sing at various popular local restaurants. At 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 23, the 2011 Southington Icon winner, Gabrielle Baker, will be performing at Machiavelli’s Restaurant, 75 Center St., Southington. A few of the past Southington Icon finalists will also be performing. For more information call Melissa Ericksen-Salmon at (860) 276-8504 ext. 120, or at .

ing a friendly flamingo flocking fundraiser through the end of May. For a donation of a certain amount a participant can flock a friend. AntiFlocking insurance is also available. All proceeds support the activities of Boy Scout Troop 45. For more information or to reserve a flocking today call or email Troop 45 Flocking Coordinator, Robin Guzauckas at (860) 426-1129 Flockings are limited to Southington area towns and to residential single family houses only.


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American Legion Post 72 Friday night dinner program will be suspended until the fall of 2012. The group would like to thank the patrons for their support and look forward to seeing people in the fall.


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Cinderella - St. Dominic students will perform Disney’s Cinderella Kids on Friday, May 11 at 7 p.m. at the Geraghty Parish Center, 1050 Flanders Road. There is a

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American Legion bus trip — A bus trip scheduled for Foxwoods Casino on Saturday, May 12, will leave the American Legion Post No. 72, 66 Main St., at 9 a.m. and depart the casino at 5 p.m. There is a cost and tickets are non-refundable. Participants must be at least 21 years of age. Food vouchers and keno coupons will be issued. Signup will be in the lounge at the post. The bus must be filled 10 days prior to the trip. Coin and Currency show - There will be a Coin and Currency show on Sat-

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a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds will directly benefit the boys and girls rugby teams. Mother’s Day breakfast — The Southington Elks Lodge No. 1669 will hold its annual Mother’s Day Breakfast on Sunday, May 13, in the Lodge Hall, 114 Main St. from 8 a.m. until noon. The menu includes scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, home fries, pancakes, French toast, pastries, coffee and juice. There is a cost per person and there is no charge for children under 5. For tickets or more information, stop in the Lodge Tap Room or call the Elks Lodge at (860) 628-6682. Mother’s Day breakfast - Sons of the American Legion 72, 66 Main St., is having a Mother’s Day Breakfast on Sunday, May 13, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., featuring eggs cooked to order, omelets, pancakes, bacon, sausage, hash, home fries, toast, coffee and juice. There is a price to attend. For more information call (860) 6214243. Mother’s day breakfast - The Southington Sons of Italy Club is hosting a Mother’s Day breakfast at the Center Street club on Sun-

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Open house - Open House will be held on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the YMCA Camp Sloper Outdoor Center. For directions to YMCA Camp Sloper or for more information, visit or call (860) 6218194. Plant sale - The Orchard Valley Garden Club will be holding their annual plant sale Saturday, May 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Southington Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. A wide selection of plants will be available as well as baked goods and raffles. All are welcome.

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day, May 13, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. The event is open to the public with admission at the door for all attendees. There is no charge for mothers. All mothers will receive a complimentary carnation. For more information call the Sons of Italy at (860) 628-0755.



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Car cruise - Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave., is hosting a Classic Car Cruise on Saturday, May 19,

from 1 to 4 p.m. (no rain date) and admission is free. Bring a classic car or just come take a look at the classics. Oldies music, door prizes, trophies and refreshments will be available. Proceeds will benefit the Southington Care Center Resident Council. For more information, contact Deb Brown at (860) 378-1286. Touch a truck - The American Legion Auxiliary and the Southington Parks & Recreation Department are co-sponsoring the 10th Annual “Touch-a-Truck” event on Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain date – Sunday, May 20). This event will be held at the Derynoski Elementary School rear parking lot on Eden Avenue in Southington. Children will be able to climb into construction, rescue, military and other vehicles, face painting, music, an obstacle course and more. Refresh-

ments and raffles will also be available. There is an admission price to attend; parents/guardians are free. White elephant - Grace United Methodist Church, 121 Pleasant St., will hold a White Elephant Tag Sale on Saturday, May 19 (rain or shine) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will also be food and bake goods for sale.




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Self-advocacy group - A new way is a self-advocacy group that helps people with disabilities to better themselves in today’s challenging world. If anyone would like to get involved with this self-

advocacy group, A new way is hosting a meet and greet event on Wednesday, May 16, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Arc of Southington, 201 W. Main St., Plantsville. For more information or to reserve a spot call Mike at (860) 6210020 or the Arc at (860) 6289920 ext. 140. Refreshments will be served. Turkey dinner - On Wednesday, May 16, Holy Trinity Church, 200 Summer St, Plantsville, will be having a Turkey Dinner in the church hall from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door. For reservations call (860) 628-0736.

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Dean’s list

Brittany Campochiaro, of Southington, was named to the Dean’s List at Villanova University, Villanova, Pa., for the fall 2011 semester. Campochiaro is enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Youth leadership

The Rotary Club of Southington is seeking two high school sophomores to participate in Rotary’s Youth Leadership Awards program. Applicants are selected through an essay and application process. Once selected to receive the award, that young adult is invited to attend a day-long seminar aimed at further developing their interpersonal and leadership skills. Attendance is paid by the Rotary Club of Southington. The one-day RYLA training will be held at Springfield College’s East Campus on Saturday, June 9. The program will feature motivational speakers and outdoor

ropes exercises. The purpose of the RYLA is to recognize potential young leaders in the community and provide them with an opportunity to expand their perceptions and ideals. RYLA participants gain knowledge about their selves and learn to work with others, in order to become a better person and a future leader. RYLA emphasizes leadership, citizenship, and personal growth, and aims to: Demonstrate Rotary’s respect and concern for youth while at the same time exposing them to Rotary’s values of service, high ethical standards, and world peace; encourage and assist young people in responsible and effective voluntary youth leadership by providing them with a valuable training experience; foster continued and stronger leadership of youth by youth; recognize and reward publicly young people who are rendering service to their communities as youth leaders.

An application is available by contacting Cynthia Martel, (860) 621-6535 (business) or c.mar tel@netz Deadline is Tuesday, May 15.

Honor society induction Emily Maria Sobestanovich and Chelsea Kathryn Vetre, both of Southington, were inducted into the University of New Haven’s Honor Society for experiential education.

Newly elected The newly elected Executive Board Members for the Southington High School Band Backers for the 2012 to 2013 season effective July 1 are: President Brian Robarge, Vice-President of Band Operations, Michael Shurack and John Zygmunt; Vice-President of Student Administration, Mary Beth Flood and Christine Robarge; Vice-President of Fundraising, Kevin Palladi-

The Southington Citizen Friday, May 11, 2012 no; Treasurers, Michael Young and Johanna Furgalack; Recording Secretary, Michelle Hobson; Corresponding Secretary, Joan Schmidt; Publicity, Joanne Kelleher.

Honors Jess W. Levin, director of the Southington Alternative Education program, Alta, announced the honor roll for the third marking period: second honors: Heather Borysewicz, Jessica Busher, David Fletcher, Lindsey Hartfield, Katherine Loomis, Zuleyka Rios, Brashawn Russell and Samantha Vauter.

Honors Cheshire Academy, Cheshire, announced its Honor Roll for the third quarter of the 2011-2012 academic school year: Alyssa Bichunsky, Grade 12, of Southington, received Second Honors; Marissa Sisco, Grade 9, of Plantsville, received First Honors.

Scholar James Lentendre, son of Tom Letendre of E. Berlin, and Bea Zavorskas of Southington, was recently named a 2011-2012 Outstanding Undergraduate Scholar at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y. He is studying computer engineering in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering and is a graduate of Southington High School.

Scholarship offered

The Human Resources Association of Central Connecticut, Rocky Hill, is accepting applications from Connecticut college students for its annual Jim Roberts Scholarship Award. Freshmen, sophomores and juniors enrolled full-time in a human resources or business degree program with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 are eligible to ap-

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ply. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, May 30 and the recipient will be announced in September. Kristin Sabatino, chair of HRACC’s Scholarship Committee, said “this is the 12th

year that the Scholarship has been in existence. The past recipients have proven to be outstanding individuals with high potential for success.” The typical amount of the scholarship award is $2,000. The committee members review all applications and will interview students in July. The scholarship is named for HRACC’s former Executive Director and life-long human resources professional Jim Roberts. Interested students can find the scholarship application on the HRACC web site

at or by calling Kristin Sabatino at (860) 827-5789.

Awarded scholarships The following local students were among the approximately 300 Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, students to receive ECSU Foundation competitive scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year: Sylvie Chho, ‘12 of Southington, a History/ American Studies major, Chho was awarded the David M. Roth Memorial Scholarship; Stephanie Johnson, ‘14 of Plantsville, a Sport and Leisure Management major, Johnson was awarded the General Endowment Scholarship; Brianna Martin, ‘12 of Plantsville, an Individualized major, Martin was awarded the ECSU Founda-

tion Scholarship; Christina Mazzatti, ‘14 of Southington, a Psychology major, Mazzatti was awarded the Barnes and Noble Endowed Scholarship; Kyle Nitz, ‘14 of Plantsville, a Business Administration major, Nitz was awarded the ECSU Alumni Association Scholarship; Amanda Palmieri, ‘13 of Southington, a Communication major, Palmieri was awarded the Edith, John & Chandler Hicks Family Scholarship Fund; Lisa Petropoulos, ‘12 of Southington, a English major, Petropoulos was awarded the Edith, John & Chandler Hicks Family Scholarship Fund.

Jump rope fund Based on current online donations and envelopes collected through April 25, the students at Hatton Elemen-

tary School have raised $3,777 for Jump Rope For Heart. That is more than was raised two years ago. Submitted by Leigh Pechillo, Parent Coordinator Jump Rope For Heart/Hatton Elementary School

Mini band camp This season’s mini-band camp is scheduled for Saturday, June 12, from 9 am to noon. All band members for the 2012 to 2013 season are asked to attend. This is a chance for band members to reconnect and to welcome

the new band members for the season. There will be a parents meeting starting at 9 a.m. in the chorus room.

Reunion planned

The Southington High School Class of 1982 is planning its 30th Class Reunion for June 30 at the Aqua Turf Club. The group is looking for addresses of many classmates. E-mail: or contact Rejean at (860) 833-3356 for more information or if anyone can offer assistance.

Car wash The Southington High School Rugby Club had scheduled a car wash fundraiser at Southington Auto Wash, 254 Queen St. (across from Wal-Mart) in Southington on Sunday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds will directly benefit the boys and girls rugby teams.

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Trip offered

An old fashion Fourth of July celebration and a StarSpangled Patriotic Salute to

the Greatest Generation will be held Tuesday, July 3. The trip includes a show at the Cornerstone Playhouse in Mystic, featuring the music of the 40’s with Dick Campo’s Big Band; gaming at Mohegan Sun plus casino bonus; lunch at casino; shopping at Olde Mistick Village; snack pack box lunch for the way home; all taxes and service charges. All proceeds will benefit the Father Blanchfield Scholarship Fund at St. Aloysius Church in Plantsville. There will be pickups in Plantsville and Meriden.

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White elephant Grace United Methodist Church, 121 Pleasant St., will hold a White Elephant Tag Sale on Saturday, May 19 (rain or shine) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will also be food and bake goods for sale.

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Contemplative worship “Be Still,” contemplative worship at First Congregational Church of Southington, 37 Main St., is offered on the third Sunday of each month through May, at 6 p.m.

Boston trip

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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

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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.

On Wednesday, May 16, Holy Trinity Church, 200 Summer St, Plantsville, will be having a Turkey Dinner in the church hall from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door. For reservations call (860) 628-0736.



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there is interest. The group will meet in Memorial Hall at the church for brief Bible study and banter. People should prepare for the first meeting by reading Mark 1:115. No previous bible study experience is necessary. Men of all ages are welcome.

Giving Back food program The Tabernacle church, located at 1445 West St., offers the food program Giving Back. In collaboration with Foodshare of Hartford, Giving Back sets up a mobile food pantry every other Tuesday at 9 a.m. On Tuesdays, primarily produce is distributed, depending on availability, also breads and some non-perishables. On every other Saturday, 9:30 a.m., Giving Back offers a more substantial variety of groceries, including when available, toiletries and infant products. The next distribution is May 12. The Tabernacle is a contemporary Christian church that strives to meet the needs of the community with food, clothing, encouragement and spiritual support. For more information, call the church at (860) 276-0400. Call the church to confirm when and where the next distributions will be or visit the website and click on the Giving Back box under Outreach.

Celebrate Recovery Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered worldwide program helping set people free from hurts, habits and hang-ups. All are welcome. The Tabernacle, 1445 West St. in Southington, offers Celebrate Recovery meetings every Tuesday from 6 to 6:45 p.m., dinner hour, 7 to 8 p.m.; worship and teaching, 8 to 9 p.m. Small groups: safe and supportive small groups for men and women, 9 to 9:30 p.m. After hours cafe: relax and enjoy coffee and dessert. For more information, call (860) 276-0400.


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Obituaries Brian Buonocore

Louis Tromboni

In loving memory of our father, our brother and our friend, Russell Gary Cassin, died March 5, 2012. He was born Aug. 7, 1947, and originally from Southington, he attended Southington High School prior to enlisting in the United States Marine Corps in 1964. He served his country in Vietnam from 1967-1968 with the India Company, Third Battalion, Ninth Marines. He was an over the road truck driver for 35 years before retiring. He often enjoyed fly fishing and had a true love for rock and roll and blues music. He is survived by his daughter, Stacey Synott and her husband, Jeffrey, of Terryville; his son, Scott Cassin and girlfriend, Meghan, of Goshen; his two sisters, Cindy Cook, of Apache Junction, Ariz., and Sheila Sizemore, of Palm Harbor, Fla. A Memorial Service with Military Honors will be held on the Southington Town Green on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 10 a.m.

Brian “Bubba” Buonocore, 14, of Bristol, died April 24, 2012. He was born Feb. 20, 1998, in Bristol, he was the son of Kevin and Linda (Beliveau) Buonocore. He was a lifelong resident of Bristol. He attended South Side Elementary School and was an eighth grade student at Memorial Boulevard Middle School. He played midget football with the Bristol Bulldogs and loved to play video games and listen to music. Besides his parents, he is survived by a sister, Angela Buonocore, of Bristol; maternal grandparents, Alfred and Gail Beliveau, of Belmont, N.H. and Nola Beliveau, of Thomaston; paternal grandfather, Henry Buonocore, of Southington; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his paternal grandmother, Barbara Buonocore and an uncle, Brian Buonocore. The funeral will be held April 27, 2012, at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington. Burial was at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Louis A. Tromboni, 93, of Southington, died peacefully April 27, 2012, at his home. He was predeceased by his first wife, Teresa (Cacase) Tromboni as well as his second wife, Eleanor (Rund) Tromboni. He was born in Sicily, Italy July 29, 1918, son of the late Giovanni and Assunta (Delorenzo) Trombone. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a longtime employee of Stanley Works. He was a parishioner of Mary Our Queen Church in Plantsville and a cancer survivor. “Papa Lou”, as he was fondly referred to by his close family, enjoyed square dancing, bowling, and eating breakfast at McDonald’s every morning with several great friends. He will be remembered for his kind demeanor and always dressing to impress. He is survived by his brother, Joseph Tromboni; three sisters, Lena Dechichio, Julia Destasio and Mary Criniti; four step-children and their spouses, Lillian and Kenneth Tibbles, of

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Dance team fundraiser

A Fundraiser for Miss Cindy’s Dance Team, is selling tickets for the Connecticut Sun game at Mohegan Sun Casino on June10, at 5 p.m. A portion of the tickets will support the dance team as they compete for a national nitle at Mohegan Sun at the end of June. Dance Team will also be performing at the High Time Show. For more information contact Fionna at (860) 306-2654 or Nicole at (860) 839-0831.

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Richard G. Alward, 54, of Bristol, died May 3, 2012, at the John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington. He was born Sept. 27, 1957, in Meriden, he was the son of the late Dana and Phyllis (Zaremba) Pender Alward. He was employed by Imagination Museum in Bristol. He is survived by two children, Jesse Alward, of Torrington and Adam Alward, of Bristol; a brother, Paul Pender, of Plainville; a sister, Holly Zazzaro, of Naugatuck; aunt and uncle Maxine and Robert Casale, of Southington, several nieces, nephews and cousins. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 12, at 11:30 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery, Southington. The DellaVecchia Funeral Home was assisting the family with the arrangements.

netti. The funeral was held May 1, 2012, at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington to Mary Our Queen Church for a Mass. Burial with military honors was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, New Britain. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St., Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

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CitizenOpinion Letters to the Editor

Working dogs

To the editor: I’m responding to the article about the Town Council possibly allowing pet therapy dogs on the town green for large events. I can only assume that they are not aware of the actual definition of “pet therapy dog”. They are legally regarded as “pets” and not “working dogs”. Pet therapy dogs are trained and certified to make visits to places such as hospitals and nursing homes, and some are taken to libraries so children can read to them. However, they perform no support tasks necessary for the handler’s independence. Perhaps what you actually mean is “service” or “assistance” dog. Like seeingeye dogs, they perform prac-

tical tasks for their handler, such as balance and mobility assistance, seizure and diabetes alert, etc. There are ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Laws that permit such dogs, and not just seeing-eye dogs, to accompany their handlers into all places where the public is allowed. They cannot be segregated or asked to pay extra fees. The dogs do not need to have an ID tag. Handlers are not mandated to carry proof that the dog is an actual service dog or even wear a harness or orange collar and leash, which usually help identify a service dog in order to avoid confusion. A team can be legally asked if the dog is indeed a service dog and what tasks the dog performs. The only time one can ask a service dog to be removed by its handler is if

the dog is creating a disturbance and the handler cannot get it under control. That service/assistance dogs (other than seeing-eye dogs) are even being prevented from being on the green at any time is a violation of the federal ADA Laws, and the Town of Southington is discriminating against those with disabilities or medical conditions who use such working dogs for conditions other than blindness/visual impairment. A pet therapy dog, on the other hand, has no purpose for being on the green during an outdoor event unless it is a part of some program or demonstration. It would behoove the Town Council

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Government Meetings Monday, May 14 Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 15 Planning and Zoning, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 16 Board of finance, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17 Board of fire commissioners, fire headquarters, 310 N. Main St., 6 p.m.

Tuesday, May 22 Housing authority, DiCaprio-Forgione Terrace, 408 Main St., 7 p.m. Zoning board of appeals, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 24 Board of Education, Strong Elementary School, 820 Marion Ave., 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 29 Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m.

The Southington Citizen Friday, May 11, 2012


Tough choices with classroom cuts at core of budget debates By Kyle Swartz It’s been a common, regrettable refrain for municipalities during this trying budget season - financial bottom lines necessitating cuts to education personnel. In Southington, a staggering 22 teaching positions are expected to be unfilled through attrition or layoffs come next academic year. Not surprising as many locals recently protested these reductions at a Town Council public hearing. At some unforeseeable future date, economic indicators, it is hoped, should point to more prosperous times. Businesses and municipalities will be able to hire back important workers let go amidst budget squeezes. Until then, as Southington plus other towns and cities operate within an American economy which has remained wobbly since 2007, these sorts of tough, disheartening fiscal decisions unfortunately are inevitable. According to Southington Superintendent Joseph V. Erardi Jr., the projected

22 teacher loss will consist mostly of retirements and resignations, so that only a handful of instructors actually face layoffs. Regardless of how reductions happen, 22 individuals is still a sizeable chunk of staff removed from town schools, which will cause class populations to grow. Students will receive less beneficial, one-on-one time with education employees. Deprive a teacher of smaller class sizes and everything he or she does is negatively affected. Paula Gorham, a Southington South End School instructor argued, “It’s the most important part of teaching . . . The teacher must have a manageable class size, a highly qualified support staff, and exemplary resources.” Gorham, whose job reportedly could be in jeopardy, speaks to the core of this quandary. At what point do education reductions cross that line of toomany cuts, where basic fundamentals needed for a successful school system See Debates, page 36

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he (Curtis Robinson) calls!” Robinson and Marcano are Southington residents, neighbors and friends, who have deep roots in the local business community. Robinson is owner and president of C&R Development Company, a construction management company. He is cofounder and chairman of the Curtis D. Robinson Men’s Health Institute at St. Francis Hospital. Marcano is a former entertainment promoter who worked with A-list names in the business. He created My Lil’ Star in 2002 and markets baby diapers, accessories, and a line of baby products. “This town is so lucky,” said Mellon, referring to the gift and also to the two Southington men responsible for all of it. Others have been the recipients of Robinson’s and Marcano’s largess, as well. When Joan Dauber of St. Francis Hospital Food Bank, in Hartford, made an appeal to Robinson, who sits on the board of the hospital, he called Marcano. Robinson told Marcano the food bank was desperate. “We’re the only hospital in the country,” said Robinson, “who has a food bank.” The food bank had to get diapers for the children whose families rely on them. When Marcano learned the St. Francis Food Bank’s program was in need, he stepped in to help. Last week, the food bank received 12,000 diapers — almost 300 cases. Marcano and My Lil’ Star have a history of philanthropic actions: My Lil’ Star was in Haiti after the paralyzing earthquake and, according to Marcano, My Lil’ Star was first on deck to help with diapers and other needs following the devastation of Katrina in New Orleans. Since his company’s first Diaper Day donation in Hartford for low-income families, Marcano pledged to continue donating when and where there was a need. “You’ve gotta do right,” he said, urging other diaper companies to “step up” and donate where there is need.

Send The Citizen photos of your favorite “quiet place” in Southington. Whether it’s your backyard or a secret spot in the countryside, share your favorite places around town. Reader submitted photos will be published either on The Citizen website or in an upcoming edition of the newspaper. Send your digital photos, with a brief description of where the picture was taken and what’s special about that scene, to Center Street, lower left, is one of several streets planted with shade trees to make the downtown area inviting and cooler for visitors. At right, YMCA’s Camp Sloper preserves rural scenes and makes outdoor experiences available for youngsters. Even densely populated areas, like Spring Lake Village, lower right, provide residents with opportunities for a serene outdoor experience.

Robotics Continued from page 1 offs with their robot, the Screaming Knight, team members were happy with their place, according to Team Advisor Sandra Brino. “To be seventh in one of the divisions out of 2,232 is pretty amazing,” Brino said. “ The competition, or game, for this year’s competition was “Rebound Rumble,” where teams designed and programmed a robot to shoot basketballs into hoops set at three different heights. Brino said the Screaming Knight was always programmed to be a 3-point shooter, i.e. the highest basket. Brino said, “We always shot from the key and we always shot into the 3-point

basket.” The competition was divided into three segments. Brino explained the first segment, called “Autonomist,” required robots to be pre-programmed to make two shots. The next portion required operators to control their robots on the floor, picking up basketballs and shooting them into one of the three baskets. The third segment is a balancing act, Brino explained. Before competition, each team picks two other teams to form an alliance with, and the three teams perform each segment together. For the third segment, operators have to try to balance as many robots as possible on a bridge, which is a see-saw type structure, situating the robots so the platform is straight and not tilted. Ac-

cording to Brino, doing a balance with three robots is difficult and rarely seen in competition, but the Cyber Knights pulled it off. “We were able to achieve what the students in FIRST nicknamed the Loch Ness Monster, because you only hear about it, but you never really see it,” Brino said. The Cyber Knights have made appearances at Town Council and the Board of Education to receive approval for annual funding from the town, since the program survives solely on the fundraising efforts of the students and any sponsorship they might be able to nab.

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to educate themselves on both laws and definitions if they are to make ordinances that affect other people’s ability to get around and attend public events in public spaces. With information being so easily accessible on both federal and state websites, there is no excuse for this level of confusion, misinformation, and ignorance. And you don’t need to take my word for it. Call the ADAC office in Hartford. I’m certain that Southington would not want to be inconvenienced, if it should come to that, by a lawsuit. Just ask Walmart how that worked out for them. Mariska P. Dzerzhinskiy Bristol


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Thomas F. Sce, 85, of Southington, died, May 3, 2012, on his 60th wedding anniversary to his wife L i l l i a n (Bartelmo) Sce. He was born on Aug. 27, 1926, in Southington, the son of the late Caesar and Benedetta (Thomasino) Sce. He was a 1944 graduate of Lewis High School. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II Company L 32nd infantry regiment serving as a (sergeant) rifleman. Prior to his retirement in 1991 he was employed by Cole Associates in Meriden as service manager. He was a member of

America Legion Kiltonic Post No. 72 for 57 years. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed woodworking and spent many winters at his home in Ft. Myers, Fla. but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family. In addition to his wife he is survived by his beloved son, Gregory Thomas Sce, of Indianapolis, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services and burial was at the convenience of the family. Rest in Peace Dear Heart.

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Charlie Uznanski, 92, of Wallingford, beloved husband of Helen (Lietz) Uznanski, peacefully died May 1, 2012, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Meriden, Aug. 6, 1919, son of the late Ludwig and Katarzyna (Kanownik) Uznanski. He graduated first in his class from Meriden Trade School as a Silversmith. He apprenticed as a toolmaker and later became a master toolmaker specializing in master

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ton. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, wood cutting, gardening, and visiting with friends and neighbors. His crowning legacy was that of a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great-grandfather. He will be sadly missed by his wife of 67 years, Helen, of Wallingford, and their beloved children: Richard (Suzanne) Uznanski, of Middlefield, Thomas (Shirley) Uznanski, of Berlin, MaryEllen (Russell) Shugg, of Brooklyn, Mich., Susan (David) Zoni, of Southington, and Barbara (Frank) Bennett, of Boring, Ore.; 13 grandchildren, 17 greatgrandchildren, and one

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Ohio; four grand-nieces and nephews, Karen, James, Catherine and Jason. The funeral was held May 1, 2012, at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington.

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Lionel J. Beausoliel, 97, of Plantsville, died peacefully May 3, 2012, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut at Bradley Memorial. He was predeceased by his two wives, Esther (Weingart) Beausoliel and Jean (Kellogg) Beausoliel. He was born Nov. 4, 1914, in Woonsocket, RI to the late Laura (LaPierre) and Albert Beausolie, he had been a Southington resident since 1936. He was a longtime manager of the former Dickerman Farm and retired from Rex Forge after many years of service. He was a founding parishioner of St. Aloysius Church. He is survived by his five children, daughter, Georgiann Furman, of Meriden, son, Thomas Beausoliel and his wife, Rita, of Cheshire, son, Dennis Beausoliel and wife, Patsy, of Mississippi, daughter, Judith Raymond and her husband, Dennis, of Meriden and daughter, Christine Spencer and her husband, Ronald, of Southington; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Edgar and John Beausoliel and sister, Laura Cronin. Lionel’s family would like to extend a special ‘Thank You’ to Frederick, his live-in caregiver, for his caring and comforting assistance which helped make Lionel’s last days much easier. The funeral was held May 8, 2012, at the Plantsville Funeral Home, Plantsville with a Mass at St. Aloysius Church, Plantsville. Burial followed in St. Thomas Cemetery, Southington. Memorial donations may be made to Our Lady Victory Homes of Charity, 780 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, NY 14218.


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AARP trips

The Southington Apple Valley Chapter AARP No. 4943 will be opening its May 20 trip to the public. The trip is to the Warner Theater in Torrington to see “GYPSY,” and will include Sunday brunch at the Fairview Golf Club. AARP No. 4943 will be opening its June 21 trip to the public to the Mohegan Sun, and includes a Lobster lunch. For more information, call Esther at (860) 628-0063.

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The Computer Learning Center at the Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., Summer 2012 session will be held through June 7, openings

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The Southington Citizen Friday, May 11, 2012 prove 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.

Trips offered Trips offered include: “Jonah” three days in Bethlehem, Lancaster, and Philadelphia from May 21 to 23. Package includes: deluxe motor coach transportation, two nights and the Crowne Plaza Hotel, hotel tax an baggage handling, full hot breakfast both mornings, dinner both evenings, wine and cheese reception at hotel, musical comedy show at hotel, “Jonah” at the Millennium Theater Sands Casino. Bonus Philadelphia sightseeing tour, National Constitution Center, Quilt Shop, Kitchen Kettle, Intercourse Cannery. Upcoming trips: June 19: Chinatown guided tour and lunch; July 2: Harborfest (tall ships) Boston, Mass.; July to be announced: Long Island wine country, three days; Aug. 15: Connecticut River Dixieland river cruise; Sept. 19: The Osmond Brothers at Foxwoods; Oct./Nov. to be announced: The Million Dollar Quartet on Broadway, New York City;

Dec. 4: Vienna Boys Choir, Symphony Hall, Springfield, Mass.

Support group for dementia

There will be a support group for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m., at Mulberry Gardens of Southington, 58 Mulberry St. The discussion covers topics including communication techniques, caregiver support, wandering, religion, music, behavior, family dynamics, validation breakthrough and more. For information and registration, contact Marie Terzak, at (860) 276-1020; contact Terzak if attendees would like to arrange free care for a loved one during the group session.

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Storm closing announcements regarding the Calendar House will be made on WFSB Channel 3. Then the center is closed, both the nutrition program and classes will be cancelled and the bus will not be on the road.

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Classic car cruise Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave., is hosting a Classic Car Cruise on Saturday, May 19, from 1 to 4 p.m. (no rain date) and admission is free. Bring a classic car or just come take a look at the classics. Oldies music, door prizes, trophies and refreshments will be available. Proceeds will benefit the Southington Care Center Resident Council. For more information, contact Deb Brown at (860) 378-1286.

Walk with a Doc 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. 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.

Heimann. Patients, families, and friends are welcome to attend. To reach the Health Center, take I-84 to Exit 39. Follow the blue “H” signs to the main entrance at the top of the hill. Once inside the building, follow the signs to the cafeteria. The meeting will be held in the Onyiuke Faculty Dining room which is at the left rear of the cafeteria. Additional information regarding this meeting may be obtained by contacting Chapter President Mary Beth Walter at (860) 569-6933.

Red Cross blood drives American Red Cross blood drives in the area include: Saturday, May 12, American Red Cross Farmington Blood Donation Center, 209 Farmington Ave., Farmington, 6:30 to 11:15 a.m. Monday, May 14, Bristol Police Department, 131 N. Main St., Bristol, 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, American Red Cross Farmington

Free bereavement lectures The public is invited to a free lecture series on bereavement, “A Guided Tour through Grief and Loss,” May 16, at The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s New Britain General campus, 100 Grand St. The series, sponsored by the hospital’s Wolfson Palliative Care Program and Pastoral Care Department, is for those who have lost a loved one. Lectures will be led by

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Dinner with doc Join Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave., on Monday, June 18, from 5 to 7 p.m., for “Dinner with the Doc” program on headaches with Neurologist Dr. Justin Montanye of Midstate Medical Center. Have a complimentary dinner during this informative session. RSVP to (860) 621-9559 or visit

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Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave., needs a clerical volunteer who has a head for numbers and filing. Days and hours are flexible. Contact Deb Brown at (860) 378-1286. Southington Care Center offers skilled nursing and rehabilitation services and is a not for profit member of Central Connecticut Senior Health Services.

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May events On Thursday, May 17, noon, and Monday, May 21, 6:30 p.m. – See the movie, “Ditchdigger’s Daughters.” Dr. Yvonne Thornton gave the library the “Family Channel’s” movie adaption of “Ditchdigger’s Daughters.” “The Ditchdigger’s Daughters” is a tribute to Dr. Thornton’s father and celebrates her family’s fulfillment of the American dream. Copies of the book, “Ditchdigger’s Daughters” and the sequel, “Something to Prove,” are available to borrow from the Southington Library collection. Light dessert and beverage will be provided.

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erode to dangerous degrees? Of course, no layoffs would be preferable. But for five years now, municipal leaders have been forced to steer budgets through choppy fiscal waters not yet encountered in our lifetimes. Ongoing turbulent global fiscal

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Marjorie (Cook) Niebling, 93, of Southington, died May 3, 2012, at The Orchards in Southington. She was the wife of the late Robert

H. Niebling Sr. She was born on May 27, 1919, in Bristol, the daughter of the late Milo and Estella (Losey) Cook. She was an avid knitter and bird watcher. She was a loyal fan of UCONN Women’s Basketball. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church and the Southington Historical Society. Above all she

loved her family and the highlight of holiday gatherings was her delicious homemade pies. She is survived by her children, Suzanne and husband, David Buzanoski, of Falmouth, Mass., Carol and husband, Richard Jones, of Lyme, and Robert H. Niebling Jr. and wife, Tracy, of Cheshire; her grandchildren, Carolyn, Christopher, Meredith, Benjamin, Andrew, Lauren, Justin, and Jacob; great-grandchildren, Nicholas and David; also several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband she was predeceased by her

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SHS looking to peak at the perfect time By Michael Guerrera Special to The Citizen With the Kentucky Derby held this past weekend, it seems appropriate to say, “And down the stretch they come.” That’s such the case in high school sports, with the season rounding the final bend. For the Southington softball team, it’s time to iron out any kinks and get ready for its perennial postseason run. The season has had some shaky points, like a 2-1 eightinning loss to Rocky Hill and a 3-2 eight-inning loss to Simsbury – in both games, the SHS defense wasn’t at its best, and it’s a wrinkle coach John Bores says needs fixing. “Defensively, I’m not 100 percent in love with it,” he explained, pointing to a sixerror game in a 9-5 win over East Hartford last Thursday

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The Southington High School softball team downed Newington, 15-0, Monday. Jordyn Moquin, pictured, earned the shutout.

that made him frustrated. On the flip side, there have been a number of big victories including a 16-1 win over New Britain and a 15-0 blanking of Newington this past Monday. “I thought we swung the

bats really well today,” Bores said following Monday’s win. “I was really pleased. It took us a while to get going, but once we started hitting, we hit the ball very, very well; very, very hard.” Overall, in terms of pro-

gression throughout the season, Bores feels there’s some good and some not so good. “Swinging the bats at times, yes, other things, no,” he said. Junior pitcher Jordyn Moquin has been consistent, although if her command falters in a game, she can get in trouble. Against Newington, she was spot on, controlling the plate in the shutout. Slowly and surely, sights are shifting toward postseason play. Next week is the final full week of the regular season, and despite some of its struggles, Southington is comfortable in the No. 3 spot

in the CIAC Class LL standings, right behind one-loss Masuk and Westhill. For the Lady Blue Knights, the Class LL tournament appears winnable, and they will be looking to get back to where they’re used to being following an early exit from the 2011 tournament. Last year marked the first time a Bores-led SHS squad didn’t advance to the state quarterfinals. “We have a great shot,” the coach said. “It all depends on: do we have our heads screwed on straight? Do we start peaking at the right time?” He went on to say, “Four steps forward and two back won’t do us any good.” Bores’ words of wisdom for his team after the Newington game? “I told them, ‘We have to carry this momentum through the rest of the season and into the tournament.’”

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Golf team’s on a tear; boys tennis halts skid By Nick Carroll The Southington Citizen

The boys tennis team climbed back to .500 with a 4-3 victory over Northwest Catholic. Prior to that win, Southington fell to Conard, 5-2, and was edged by South Windsor, 43. At press time, the Blue Knights owned a record of 5-5. SHS coach Tony Mauro concedes that the outlook for many more victories down the homestretch is “grim.” However, the coach is optimistic about his team’s chances in 2013 and beyond. “One might say, we are not losing, we are building character,” said Mauro. Earning wins against Conard was Jon Sadusky (6-1, 6-1) and the doubles team of Kunal Kataria and Luke Pfanzelt (6-4, 6-3). Prevailing against South Windsor was Matt Downes (7-6, 5, 6-1), Joe Enright (6-2, 6-3) and the team of Gary Beaumont and

Zaya Oshana (6-4, 6-1). Sadusky (7-6, 3, 6-4) and Beaumont and Oshana (6-3, 6-0) also chalked up wins against Northwest Catholic, as did Nate Mullins (6-4, 4-6, 7-6, 6) and the team of Alex Angelillo and Grant Ogrin (6-1, 5-7, 6-0). Southington’s lineup underwent a major shakeup recently, as three of the team’s top 10 players were out of action. Despite that, Mauro said he is “pleased with the great effort” he received during the stretch. The coach particularly liked the work turned in by his top two singles players, Downes and Enright. The girls tennis team dropped its first match of the season, 4-3 to Conard, but rebounded to blast Manchester, 7-0, to improve to 7-1. “The girls have become more mentally focused as the season has progressed,” said SHS coach Robin Thompson. “This will be crucial as we enter a tough week and a half or so where our opponents will be much stronger.”

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Dave Valentukonis, pictured, and the SHS golf team have turned in some nice scores recently. Against Conard, Southington was minus its top singles player, Alejandra Gimenez. However, even with-

out her, Thompson said the “match could have gone either way.” The coach added: “the girls learned the value of continually playing their game and maintaining focus throughout a match.” Picking up wins against Conard was Caroline Rodman (6-2, 6-2), Alex Barmore (6-4, 6-7, 5-7, 6-2) and the doubles team of Susan Murphy and Emily Sheehan (6-3, 4-6, 6-2). The Lady Blue Knights had a much easier time against Manchester. Winning that day was Gimenez (6-0, 6-2), Andrea Rasimas (7-6, 9-7, 61), Rodman (6-2, 6-2), Barmore (7-5, 60), Jess Topper and Annette Kaminski (6-2, 6-1), Taylor Grucza and Cassidy Race (6-3, 6-0) and Murphy and Sheehan (6-0, 6-0). Against Manchester, Thompson said “nothing really went wrong here.” The boys golf team has had a good stretch as of late. Southington

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Things falling into place for spikers By Michael Guerrera Special to The Citizen Sometimes it just takes time to become a team. For Southington boys volleyball, that time has arrived. “It’s different now than it was two weeks ago,” said SHS coach Lou Gianacopolos. “Two weeks ago there was a lot of uncertainty. We weren’t sure about what was going to happen, where we were going –what direction. Were we on a downward, upward?” And now? “We’re on an upward climb and we feel good about ourselves, which is the first time that the players are starting to feel good about themselves as a group,” said the coach. That statement was made

this past Monday following a shutout of Bulkeley. The Blue Knights entered the week with three losses, but Gianacopolos says life on the court is different since the defeats. “As individuals they did what they could to prepare for the season, but now we’re feeling good as a group and that’s going to make a world of difference,” the coach explained. Heads were hung after a 30 loss to Newington in lateApril where Southington made almost 50 errors. But the team regrouped. “We’re a lot different now than we were then,” Gianacopolos said. The coach likes what he has seen from his two senior co-captains, Dan Carbone and Peter Delbuono.

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Heading into this season, Carbone was relied upon — as the team’s most veteran guy — to play a leadership role. But he was not totally comfortable in that position. “In the beginning of the season, it was a very difficult task for me to get him to be that type of person, because it’s very hard to change as a person,” Gianacopolos said. “But now he’s learning the benefits of the small changes, and he’s taken that leadership role.” In his last four games coming into the week, Carbone was averaging almost 14 kills a match and barely six

errors. Delbuono, during that same stretch, committed less than one error per match on serve/receive, providing his coach with a sense of comfort. “The last three matches have just been solid,” Gianacopolos said, referring to Delbuono. “It’s nice not having to worry about that position and focus on other positions.” The coach even named Delbuono Southington’s Player of the Week on Another piece falling into place for the Blue Knights is

the lineup. “When we played versus Glastonbury, one of the things that I did was I played with the lineup and it bit me,” Gianacopolos conceded. “It’s starting to gel for us, keeping that same lineup.” And now it’s about looking forward, with senior day Monday, followed by away matches against Hand-Madison and the regular season finale against Glastonbury. “These last few games that we have are going to be the turning point of why we’ll do so well in the playoffs,” a confident Gianacopolos predicted.


in the 150s were great for our push to achieve a season differential worthy of a postseason berth,” said the coach. “I am extremely proud of the team’s efforts. We are certainly playing better, and finally took the home course advantage and used it to our benefit, posting the scores we did while picking up three wins.”

Jared DeGumbia turned in sub-40 rounds in each of his team’s last four matches, including a 37 against St. Paul. The Blue Knights also received good work during the stretch from Brandon Wheeler (39 against New Britain), Dave Valentukonis (36 and 38 against St. Paul), Joe Fazzino (38 against St. Paul) and others. The baseball team topped Newington in the rivals’ first meeting this spring, but Newington won the rematch, 3-1. Junior Nichols’ RBI ground out in the second was all the Blue Knights could muster off of Indians’ starter Sam Tinham. Tinham surrendered just five singles and had six strikeouts with one walk. Brett Susi (3-2) allowed six hits and one earned run for Southington (8-6). He issued two walks and fanned two. Newington scored all three runs of its runs in the bottom of the sixth and improved to 10-4. The boys lacrosse team eeked out a 9-8 victory over Northwest Catholic last week, but wins have proven hard to come by for the newlook Southington squad this spring. SHS coach Ron Chase pointed out that the Blue Knights were hit hard by graduation – real hard. “After losing our entire team to

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Derrick Rose and Mariano Rivera, I feel your pain By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen

to a good thing. When a football player goes down and he looks hurt, a viewer’s first reaction might be “Get up!” thinking he needs to play so the team can win, or so fantasy points can be earned. I admit I am guilty of this knee-jerk (no pun intended) reaction myself. It only seems to be when a player gets carried off on a stretcher that we truly become concerned for his wellbeing as a human. Anything less than that and it’s just a matter of, “How long will he be out for?” It’s not often that we take into account the actual pain and suffering these athletes have to go through, especially if you can’t appreciate it from your own experience. To the viewer, we almost see it as, “It’s their job, they get paid to do this,” so when they get hurt, we assume it is just one of the many dangers and risks of the occupation. I’m sure there are plenty of people out there who care more about the human than the statistics associated with his name. I just have the benefit of hindsight, knowing how I thought before injury,

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I feel bad for Derrick Rose and Mariano Rivera in a way that I’ve never really felt for a professional athlete. I actually know what they’re going through. A couple weeks ago, it was announced that Rose, star point guard for the Chicago Bulls, would miss the rest of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee in the fourth quarter of a playoff game against the Philadelphia 76ers. Rivera, often referred to as the greatest closer of all time for the New York Yankees, tore his ACL Thursday during batting practice before a game. I tore mine back in February. I only just had it fixed a couple weeks ago on April 17. Needless to say, the process and rehabilitation has been brutal. If you watch sports, especially football, you know how common, yet severe, a torn ACL is. It’s an automatic season-ending injury. And if you’ve ever so much as tweaked your knee in the wrong direction, you know how painful knee injuries

are. Anybody who has gone through one will tell you. I’ve never been injured so severely. The worst I’ve had is a really badly sprained ankle, or a fracture in my pinky finger that I didn’t even know was broken until a month later. Dealing with this level of injury gives you a new appreciation for everything these athletes go through. And, as a female, I’m scared out of my pants that the odds of me re-injuring myself are considerably higher than for a male. I thought I was pretty strong to start out with. I lifted weights at the gym, played sports regularly, and I always played hard, finding myself on the ground plenty of times, taking all the bumps and bruises that come with being an athlete, whether professionally, or just as a weekend warrior. It does make you think, however, when you hurt yourself in a meaningless backyard flag football game. Even better, having it be a non-contact injury. I couldn’t even describe the pain I felt when it happened, but suffice it to say that when you hear something go “pop” followed by a shooting and malicious pain, it never adds up

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On Friday, June 1, Southington’s Town-wide Effort to Promote Success, is having a family fun night at the New Britain Rock Cats. The game is against the Harrisburg Senators (Washington Nationals) and starts at 6:35 p.m. Gates will open at 5:05 p.m. Ticket proceeds benefit STEPS. Parking is an additional fee at the game and children 4 and under are free. For more information contact Dan Hart at or Sean Erwin at or call STEPS at (860) 276-6285.

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graduation last year, we are struggling to score goals,” Chase conceded. However, the coach said his defense “has been holding strong for the most part.” In six of Southington’s

eight losses, goalie Billy Thompson, a three-year starter, allowed less than 10 goals. Thompson turned away 21 shots in the Blue Knights’ victory over Northwest Catholic. Kevin Cop had four goals for the victors, while teammate Pat Hamel netted three and had one assist.


lete go down, try not to think fantasy points or whether or Continued from page 41 not it will affect the team’s and knowing how I will think ability to win. Think of it as now, after going through (and a human being going through pain and anguish, because continuing to go through) that’s what it is, and that’s something some of us have what it always has been. I just almost become desensitized never really understood until to in the sports world. now. Next time you see an ath-

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

Trips offered The Southington Parks & Recreation Department is sponsoring the following bus trips: NASCAR; Racing at Dover Downs, Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3; Tall ships and Fenway Park tour, Saturday, June 30; Newport – “On Your Own”, Saturday, July 21; Whale Watch, Saturday, July 21; Saratoga Race Course, Saturday, Aug. 4; Nantucket, Saturday, Aug. 18; Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays (at Boston), Sunday, Sept. 9 A complete list of 2012 bus

The American Legion Auxiliary and the Southington Parks & Recreation Department are co-sponsoring the 10th Annual “Touch-aTruck” event on Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain date – Sunday, May 20). This event will be held at the Derynoski Elementary School rear parking lot on Eden Avenue in Southington. Children will be able to climb into construction, rescue, military and other vehicles, face painting, music, an obstacle course and more. Refreshments and raffles will also be available. There is an admission price to attend; parents/guardians are free.


The 2012 Wayton Open Tennis Tournament will be held July 20 to 22 and July 27 to 29 at Southington High School. Men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles and women’s doubles will be available divisions. This tournament is open to the public and residents of all areas. Participants must be at least 13 years old. Registration is available online now through July 14 at w w w. w a y t o n o p e n . c o m . There is a fee to participate. Proceeds benefit The Wayton Open Scholarship Fund.

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

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The Southington Parks & Recreation Department will offer lessons for golfers ages 7

to adult. There will be five classes held on Thursday evenings, May 17, 24, 31, and June 7 and 14 at Highland Golf Range, 1794 West St. Lessons will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for ages 7-14 and from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. for ages 15 to adult. The instructor is PGA professional John Vitale. There is a fee to participate. Class sizes are limited. Pre-registration and payment is required. For more information or to register, call the Parks & Recreation office at (860) 276-6219. Program details and online registration are also available on the department’s webpage at www.southington. org.

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On May 1, the YMCA Camp Sloper Skatepark—Southington’s Skatepark—opened for 2012. The spring hours for the Skate Park are: Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Again this year, the YMCA Skatepark will offer free skateboarding lessons to anyone interested in getting on a board for the first time. The free skateboarding lessons will run during open hours on Satur-

days from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The decision to introduce free skateboarding lessons follows the overall goal of the YMCA Skatepark: to be the the place to learn to skate. Helmets are required for all skaters, and there is staff present during all open hours to ensure that every skater is following this safety policy. Additional padding is recommended to maximize safety. All skaters must have a 2012 waiver form signed by a parent/guardian on file in order to skate, unless they

are 18 years old or over. The YMCA Skatepark is free for all Southington residents and members of the Southington and Cheshire YMCAs who are in third grade or older. Parents must accompany all third and fourth graders during their time in the YMCA Skatepark. For more information contact Jay Jaronko, Outdoor Center Program Director, at (860) 621-8194 ext. 308 or by email at

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Stephen Damato, 17 Burning Tree Drive, gas log insert, $1,800. Ralph Warner, 161 Berlin St., roof, $10,000. Recko Farms Homes, 58 Empress Drive, house, $83,000. Town of Southington, 995 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, roof, $1,000. Mark Proffitt, 202 Belleview Ave., roof, $13,950. Samuel Sweet, 36 Pondview drive, roof and repairs, $12,000.

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The New Mill Restaurant, of Southington, recently won an award for “Most Charming Table” with its “Homespun America” theme at the American Liver Foundation’s ‘Flavors of Connecticut’ charity dinner and auction. This is the New Mill’s fourth award in the four years it has participated in the event. The benefit took place on April 3, at the Aqua Turf Club. Thirty-four top Connecticut restaurants participated, with each preparing a lavish tableside dinner for 12. Chef Bob Martucci, along with Rob Martucci Jr., and Karen Martin, impressed their guests with a five course gourmet dinner. The menu included a salad of steamed Maine lobster with grilled sweet corn, avocado and sun-dried tomato vinaigrette; smoked salmon with citrus honey glaze and shrimp pot stickers; pork medallions with wild mushrooms, cannellini and tomato coulis; veal osso bucco with risotto Milanese; and Tahitian vanilla cheesecake with Grand Marnier and fresh berries. Each course was served with an appropriate

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The New Mill Restaurant, of Southington, recently won an award for “Most Charming Table” with its “Homespun America” theme at the American Liver Foundation’s ‘Flavors of Connecticut’ charity dinner and auction with Chef Bob Martucci, pictured. wine pairing. Heidi Theriault and Patty Boissonneault built their Homespun America design around colorful handmade quilts and repurposed dining chairs that the pair refinished and hand painted with quilt square designs on each

chair seat. The centerpiece was a tiered collection of vintage knitting and sewing accoutrements. The focal point was an antique child’s sewing machine surrounded by clear containers of wooden spools of thread, knitting

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SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF LEVY OF TAX WARRANT AND TAX SALE The Tax Collector of the Town of Southington, Connecticut, hereby gives Notice that, by these presents, a Tax Warrant is hereby levied on the taxpayer(s) named below for failure to pay real estate taxes due the Town of Southington, Connecticut and that a Tax Collector’s Sale has been scheduled by the Tax Collector for the sale of the real property levied in accordance with CGS 12-157 (“the Property”), as more fully described below: 1. NAME AND ADDRESS OF DELINQUENT TAXPAYER(S), Description of the Property upon which Taxes are due, Amount of Taxes due including interest and charges attributable to the property as of the last day of the month. Richard D. Angelone and Gerilyn A. Angelone, P.O. Box 130, Marion, CT 06444 For Taxes due on Highwood Avenue, Map 088, Lot 050, Southington, CT In the Amount of $3,185.30 Benito Brino aka Frank Brino aka Franco Brino, P.O. Box 4, Plantsville, CT 06479 For Taxes due on 161 Atwater Street, Map 063, Lot 077, Southington, CT In the Amount of $102,417.35 John L. Charette and Kathleen Y. Charette, 11 Chaffee Lane, Southington, CT 06489 For Taxes due on 11 Chaffee Lane, Map 181, Lot 040, Southington, CT In the Amount of $25,027.25 Nicola A. Degregorio and Celina A. Degregorio, 156 Wedgewood Road, Southington, CT 06489 For Taxes due on 172 Wedgewood Road, Map 125, Lot 087, Southington, CT In the Amount of $10,219.50 Millennium Construction and Development, LLC, c/o Ernest Montavon, 3 Colonial Court, Wolcott, CT 06716 For Taxes due on 6 Lafayette Square, Map 125, Lot 088, Southington, CT In the Amount of $30,895.72 Catherine D. Rebstad and Timothy P. Rebstad, 711 Woodruff Street, Southington, CT 06489 For Taxes due on 711 Woodruff Street, Map 113, Lot 035, Southington, CT In the Amount of $44,566.77 Elizabeth P. Stewart, 84 Wilton Road, Southington, CT 06489 For Taxes due on 84 Wilton Road, Map 124, Lot 193, Southington, CT In the Amount of $64,977.92 Christine M. Wershoven, 10 Green Valley Drive, Plantsville, CT 06479 For Taxes due on 10 Green Valley Drive, Map 073, Lot 057, Southington/Plantsville, CT In the Amount of $21,472.62 C & R Incorporated, 80 Ridgewood Road, Southington, CT 06489 For Taxes due on Oak Street, Map 111, Lot 138, Southington, CT In the Amount of $44,044.84 Delen Trust, Jody Smith Trustee, 201 Rolling Hills Drive, Fairfield, CT 06824 For Taxes due on Redstone Street, Map 193, Lot 137, Southington, CT In the Amount of $119,661.78 ADDITIONAL TAXES, INTEREST, FEE’S AND OTHER CHARGES AUTHORIZED BY LAAW ACCRUING AFTER THE LAST DAY OF THIS MONTH SHALL BE ADDED TO THE AMOUNT INDICATED AS DUE AND OWING. 2. TIME AND PLACE OF SALE: Date: July 18, 2012 Time: 7:00 pm Place: Southington Town Hall, 93 Main Street, Southington, CT 06489 Please note, the Tax Collector or Marshal may adjourn the sale in accordance with the provisions of CGS 12-157. The Property is not guaranteed buildable under current zoning regulations nor are buildings guaranteed habitable. Except as may be provided by CGS 12-157, the Property is subject to rights, restrictions, easements and covenants as of record appear, and is further subject to building lines, if established, all applicable laws, ordinances or governmental regulations or rules including but not limited to zoning regulations, Inland-Wetlands Act and regulations, State Health Code and regulations, Solid Waste Disposal Act and regulations\; and federal, state, and local laws, regulations, ordinances and rules relating to the environment. Qualified bidders at the time of the sale must have a certified check in the amount of $3,000.00, made payable to CT State Marshal David F. Hubbs, Trustee. The balance of the Sale price shall be due within 7 days of the conclusion of the sale, payable to CT State Marshal David F. Hubbs, Trustee. Additional costs and fees associated with the sale shall be posted and announced the day of the sale. All costs and fees associated with this sale shall be deemed non-refundable to the purchaser. Inquires may be directed to: Vincent C. Messina, Auctioneer P.O. Box 6292 Wolcott, CT 06716 860-584-1085 Ext. 314 9:00am to 5:00pm Mon - Fri

SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE Southington Planning and Zoning Commission Notice of Actions The Southington Planning and Zoning Commission voted to take the following actions at the meeting of May 1, 2012: A. Donald and Lisa Sega, special permit application for parent/grandparent apartment, 267 Marion Avenue (SPU #507), approved B. The S. Carpenter Construction Co., special permit application for proposed earth material processing facility 65 Triano Drive (SPU #502), denied C. S. Carpenter Construction Co., proposed earth material processing facility, 65 Triano Drive (SPR #1612), denied D. Lovley Development, Inc., special permit application for open space subdivision, 593 Flanders Road and Smith Street (SPU #506), approved E. Superior Products Distributors, Inc., site plan application to remove nine structures and construct a 3,200 square foot building, 1403, 1405 Meriden-Waterbury Road and 212 Norton Street (SPR #1613), approved F. Superior Products Distributors, Inc., site plan application to show existing conditions and compliance with conditions of approval, 1449 & 1467 Meriden-Waterbury Rd (SPR #1616), approved G. Request for referral under Section 8-24 for the transfer of town owned property at 1577 Mount Vernon Road to an abutting property owner (MR #466), granted favorable recommendation with condition H. Request for referral under Section 8-24 for the abandonment of Smith Street (MR #467), granted favorable recommendation I. Request for referral under Section 8-24 for Redstone Street water main installation (MR #468), granted favorable recommendation J. Request for referral under Section 8-24 for Newell Street water main installation (MR #469), granted favorable recommendation Dated at Southington, CT This 2nd day of May, 2012 Mary F. Savage-Dunham, AICP Town Planner

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SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE The Southington Public School System is accepting bids for School Lunch Bread 2012-BID-11. Bids may be obtained online at, Departments, Purchasing Department, then BIDS and RFPs. Sealed bids are due on or before 2:30 EDST May 29, 2012 at which time they will be publicly opened.

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SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE The Southington Public School System is accepting bids for School Lunch Milk 2012-BID-12. Bids may be obtained online at, Departments, Purchasing Department, then BIDS and RFPs. Sealed bids are due on or before 2:30 EDST May 29, 2012 at which time they will be publicly opened.

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SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE The Southington Public School System is accepting bids for School Lunch Ice Cream 2012-BID-14. Bids may be obtained online at, Departments, Purchasing Department, then BIDS and RFPs. Sealed bids are due on or before 2:30 EDST May 29, 2012 at which time they will be publicly opened. SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE Southington Planning & Zoning Commission Notice of Public Hearing The Southington Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Council Chambers, Second Floor, 75 Main Street, Southington, Connecticut, for the following application: 1. Maria Garay and Alba Rivaben, special permit use application for parent/grandparent apartment, 9 Stonegate Road (SPU #508) Dated at Southington, Connecticut this 2nd day of May, 2012 Mary F. Savage-Dunham, AICP Town Planner

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MGW HOME IMPROVEMENT Kitchens & Baths, Painting, Windows/Doors, Interior Remodeling, Gutters, Drywall, Decks/Porches & Basements Call MGW! CT Reg #631942 203 886-8029

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CHEVY Monte Carlo SS, 2000, 81,700 miles, too many new parts to list. $5000. Call (203) 927-8376 or (203) 949-0102

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OLDSMOBILE 88, 1999, 50TH Anniversary Edition, burgandy, tan leather int, 71,800 miles. Exc. cond. 1 owner. $3000 or best offer. 860-729-9117

NISSAN Altima 2008 2.5SL 4 Door Sedan, 4 Cylinders $14,994 Stock# C7248 (203) 237-5561

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Sunroof, Leather, Auto, Alloys Stock #6020A (203) 630-0088 WE REPAIR AND SERVICE ALL MAKES AND MODELS. Over 50 Years Experience

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

HARLEY DAVIDSON XL1200X 2010 1200cc Black. black vance /hines short shots, power commander fuel injector module, custom tank no Harley logo. Very low suspension, Garage kept. 2000 miles. Lojack, will also give stock pipes and 3 seats. 7 year transferable Factory warranty. $7000. 2000 miles. Shana 860-849-2002 Call or Text

HONDA VT600CD Shad VLX Dlx 2007 Touring. Blue. Saddlebags. Garage kept. 2,600 Excellent. $4,500 203-238-0174-Phyllis

Nissan Maxima SV 2009


With Nav & Sport Package As Low As $65 per Week Stock# 12-961A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy (203) 818-3300

COLEMAN ROANOKE popup camper, 1995, sleeps 6, $800 or best offer. Must sell. Call (203) 639-0391

We Are Not Just Your Average Car Dealer. We’re Also A Full Service Automobile Repair Facility. We Repair All Makes & Models.

SUPERFLO PRO 100 Jet Ski/ Snowmobile trailer, 8.5ft wide, 10ft long, $700. 860-827-8208

(203) 630-0088 PETS & LIVESTOCK 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

ADORABLE Purebred Snow Bengal kittens. $300 each. Male & female. For info call 203-600-4601.

Pontiac Grand Prix GT 2002

(203) 235-1686

CORVETTES Wanted 1953-1972 Any condition. Competitive professional. Licensed & Bonded. 1-800-850-3656 FORD Mustang 1987 2 Door Convertible. 4 Cylinder. New top and paint. Kept in garage. $1900. (203) 639-0054

LOST Or Found. The RecordJournal will run your lost or found ad FREE in our Marketplace Section! Call 203238-1953 for details.

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


MERIDEN 1 BR Stove and refrigerator included Ample parking. W& D available. No pets. $775 + security. (203) 376-1259 MERIDEN. Spac Tnhse, 3 BRs, 1 full/2 half bath twnhse new kit (new stove, dw & & tile), LR, DR, laundry rm, 2c gar, yard. $1400. Ownr/Brkr 203-952-1122


Flanders West Apts Studio & 1 Bedroom Apts

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

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

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden 3 bdrm apt. $995. plus Sec. H & H included. Recently renovated. 203-886-8808.

For Military Items


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

203-235-8431 SCHWINN Stingray Chopper bike, blue, hardly used. $150. 203-631-3052 TODAY’S KIDS Musical Walker Asking $15 or Best Offer 203-269-5077

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH PLAYSCAPE Good cond. Must be handy to take down & away. $575. Reasonable offers considered. Call 860-538-2458.


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

BERLIN. 1 BR Ranch with private back yard, driveway & bsmt. Centrally loc. Quiet neighborhood, water incl. Avail immed. $925/ mo. 203-395-2209



CLASSIC & ANTIQUES Leather, Sunroof, Chrome Wheels, One owner Stock# 5649A $6,490

GATTI Fly Rod 904-3PA, Never Used $250. Walton Fly Rod w/reel $45, 2 Saltwater Poles w/reels $120, Tasco Telescope w/tripod $65, Vermont Casting Wood Stove $500, Ryobi Electric Woodsplitter $135. (203) 235-6594 JET 3 Electric Wheel Chair Good Condition. $500 cash Call (203) 630-3694 LOVE SEAT Dark Blue Excellent condition. $50 Call (203) 237-6807

BERLIN Waterfront House for rent. 3 BR. No pets. Nice and quiet. Close to highway. $1400/month. 860-828-1688 or 646-573-4187 Ask for Paul.



Nissan Altima SL 2009


HDTV Samsung HLT 5687SX56” Perfect condition. Must sell. $495.00 Call 203-606-2546

OLD BICYCLES Don’t throw away that old bike. Hobbyman needs your help. Free pickup! Bikes will be recycled. Help save a bike! 203-494-9641 WANTED Fishing & Hunting Tackle - Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Dave any time 860-463-4359

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS CD, Cassette and Record Player Unit with Stand. $100 or best offer. (203) 269-7984

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden 3 bdrm apt. $995. plus Sec. H & H included. Recently renovated. 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 -WALLINGFORD LINE Large, 1 BR Luxury Condo. Laundry. No pets. $650 + utilities Call 203-245-9493

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.

GUITAR, Case and Stand $100 or best offer (203) 269-7984

Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome

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

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. Attractive & prvt. WD hookup. $750 mnth. Single garage avail 203-272-6593 or 203-213-8833.


Friday, May 11, 2012 — The Southington Citizen APARTMENTS FOR RENT

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

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



Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, sec & refs. No pets. 203- 239-7657 or 203-314-7300 MERIDEN 2 BR, Hardwood Flrs Nice area, close to downtown. Includes Refrigerator, Stove & Water. $900. + sec. 1 Lincoln Terrace 860-770-7296 MERIDEN 2BR, Large. New flooring & paint. Appliances included. Off st parking. Security req. Section 8 approved. 203-235-8725 or 203-537-2643 MERIDEN Cottage Street Unique! 2 Floors, 2 Bedrooms. Off Street Parking. No pets. $950/month. Security. Call 203 715-5488

MERIDEN Crown Village 2 BR, deck. Heat & Hot Water included. New paint & Carpeting throughout. Sec & ref. Section 8 approved. 203-269-1508. MERIDEN Large 3 Bedroom Modern Apartment $1000 per month + security. Call Clive 203-886-9902 MERIDEN Studio Apt. All utilities included. $650 per month. 2nd Fl Apt for Rent 3 BR, Kitchen, Full Bath, LR. Huge and beautiful. Very Comfortable. $1000/mo. 203- 237-9500 MERIDEN- Nice 1 BR, appliances, parking, no pets. Deposit, credit, reference. 72 No. First St. $595. Please call 203-317-7222 MERIDEN- Nice renovated 2 bdrm. No pets. $795. per mo, deposit, credit & references. Please call 203-238-1890 . MERIDEN- West side, 1 BR, 2nd FL. Includes Heat, HW & Elec. Oak Flooring. Very Clean! $860 / mo+sec 203-630-3823 12pm8pm or

SOUTHINGTON 3 Bedrooms Large 2nd flr, Hardwood Flrs, Appliances included, W/D Hookup. Off-Street Parking. $1100 mo. Security Dep. $2200 860-681-5233 SOUTHINGTON 3 BR. 1st Fl. All appliances. Nice yard. Quiet neighborhood. Avail 6/1. $1200 /mo. Call between 7:30am 5pm Mon-Fri 860 628-5535 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

APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD 3 Rm Apt. Brand new. 1st Fl. East side, wooded area. Heat, HW, Electric & Comcast incl. $1200/mo + sec. Refs required. 203 284-8035 WALLINGFORD-1 & 2 BR apts & Townhouses starting at $795. NO PETS. JJ Bennett 203-2657101 WTBY/Cheshire line. Like new 2 BR Townhouse, large garage, 1.5 baths, all modern upgrades, 5 mins to I84. No pets. $1095 mo. (860) 347-6878.



MEDICAL CAREERS MERIDEN. Fantastic investment Motivated Seller-New Furnaces. Live 1st fl-Income 2nd flr. Gloria 203-715-1330. Central CT Realtors.

Benefits Verification Representative

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

BUSINESS PROPERTY FOR RENT WALLINGFORD 218 Center St. Int & Ext are very clean & very well decorated. Parking in the rear. Ideal Center location. 1000 Sq Ft. Building just rehabbed. (203) 444-3407


Gaylord Hospital, CTs premiere long-term acute care hospital seeks applicants for the following position:

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


This position will assist patients and hospital staff with the financial clearance process for outpatient services. You will optimize hospital reimbursement through gathering accurate information from insurance and self-pay sources. REQUIREMENTS: High School diploma and a minimum of 2 years related experience in a health care setting, medical office, or insurance environment. Basic computer literacy. Extensive knowledge of all types of insurance benefit plans, including Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross, Worker's Compensation, and Managed Care. Familiarity with basic medical terminology with CPTr and ICD-9 codes. Excellent customer service skills, and the ability to work independently.

Please email resume to: or fax to: 203-284-2733

Advertising Sales Representative WALLINGFORD$169,900. Desirable location, this home features 6 rms, 3brs, 1 bath, 1 car detached garage. Set on a quiet level lot. House has great potential and priced right. Call Sue Farone or Sil Sala for all details 203-265-5618

Record-Journal Publishing Company’s Classified Department is seeking an Advertising Sales Representative who is ready to achieve success. Must be highly motivated and goal oriented in a multi-media capacity. In addition to taking classified ads via phone, fax, email and in person, this position also requires contacting local businesses both over the phone and in person for the development of new business. This individual must provide excellent service to our clients selling advertising in our daily and weekly newspapers, specialty publications, and other online products.


AUTO & TRANSMISSION MECHANIC Full time with benefits. Veterans welcome. Apply in person only, do not email resumes. Portland Transmission: 25 Silver St, Portland. 860-342-4273 AUTO Parts Store Manager needed. Auto parts counter experience required for busy NAPA store. Potential to earn over $50k, profit sharing, health benefits. Call Don 203272-3704 weekdays AM only.


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 WALFD 2 Bed, 2nd FL, Glass Porch, Appliances, WD hookup. Storage. Off st parking. No Pets. Very clean. Dead end st. Owner /Agent. $875. 203-269-7348



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

Placing a Marketplace ad is an easy and affordable way to let your items take centerstage to hundreds of potential buyers. What are you waiting for? Contact us today and start turning the stuff you don’t want into something you do want:

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1 BR Apts. $665-$800 203-213-6175 or 203-376-2160 WALLINGFORD 2 BR 5 Rooms in Two-Family 2nd Floor, Off Street Parking No Pets. Credit Check $800 + utilities. 203-284-1853 WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 1st Floor. Newly renovated. Stove & refrigerator incl. WD hookup. No Smoking. No pets. $1,000. 203-464-7880 or 203-294-9010

MERIDEN-Prospect Ave Estates. Beautiful Colonial under construction open flr plan w/2 story foyer, master suite designed for 2 large closets w/ lge bath, laundry room can be located on 2nd flr. Currently in framing stage, floor plans are flexible. 2625 sf. $352,000. Pat Delbuono 203687-5535. Central CT Realtors

It's all here! Marketplace Ads (203) 238-1953


The successful candidate must possess a reliable vehicle, good oral and written communication skills, type at least 45wpm, be well organized, and have excellent follow-through skills. Sales experience is preferred, but we are willing to train the right candidate.

MERIDEN-$299,900 3BR, 2.5 bath Colonial on cul-de-sac in So. Meriden. Very spacious open fl plan is perfect for entertaining. Has walk-out bsmt, great size bdrms, & nice yard. Call Toni 203-235-3300

REGISTERED NURSE Assistant Supervisor of Clinical Services Apply On-Line @ Fax Resume: (203) 599-6071


HELP WANTED AUTOMOTIVE Warehouse, full time, shipping & receiving, picking and packing. Must be able to lift up to 70 lbs and pass backgound check. Accepting applications 8am-12pm WedFri, Northeast Imported Parts, 20 No. Plains Industrial Rd, Ste 10, Wallingford. BOOKKEEPER/Admin Asst, part time afternoons for Wallingford construction company. General office skills, computer knowledge required. $13-$15/hr. Send resume to: D.O.T. Compliance Specialists is looking for customer service & sales reps. Must have experience PT to FT. Hourly or hourly + comm. Bilingual a plus. Call Iris, DCS 860-846-0087 DIESEL Mechanic for fleet of tractors & trailers. Competitive wages, benefits, uniforms, vacation & sick time. Exp necessary. 1st & 2nd shift available. 203-484-9918 DRIVER Class A CDL & Medical Card. Must know how to drive tri-axle dump truck. Knowledge of paving helpful. 203-294-0657

HELP WANTED COOK with Exp. Apply in person only. Zorba’s Restaurant, 1257 E. Main St, Meriden FULL TIME working for a company that screens T-shirts. No exp needed. Must be able to stand all today & have good work ethics. Call 203-699-9805 H OTEL The Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Meriden, CT has immediate openings: Director of Housekeeping, FT, 3 yrs or more hotel experience required. Also, Part Time Positions: Line Cook, Front Desk Agent, Restaurant Servers, Banquet Servers and Bartenders. Come fill out an application and you will be called in for an interview. EOE/M/F LANDSCAPING - Fertilizing, Mowing, etc. Must have drivers license. Experienced only apply. Call (203) 676-1121.


DRIVERS/CHAUFFEURS PT and FT positions avail. Flexible hrs. Must have clean driving record and public service license before applying. Call 203-235-9200

Full time position - 3 years experience - - Continuing Care Retirement Community for general maint. & repairs including painting, sanding, patching wallpapering, minor carpentry, moving furniture and snow removal duties. Please apply in person, Mon - Fri, 8am-7pm or Weekends 10 a- 2p. No Phone Calls! Elim Park Baptist Home, 140 Cook Hill Road, Cheshire, CT 06410. EOE, A/A, M/F, D/V.

EXPERIENCED Sheet Metal Mechanic Needed for precision fabricating. Shop experience required. (203) 239-6349

PAINTERS, Experienced. Must have driver’s license and own transportation, neat appearance. (860) 482-8860.

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

HELP WANTED PAINTING Sub Contractors & Carpenters wanted. Residential/ Comm work. Please call 1-800-462-3782 Ext 1279 PLASTIC INJECTION MOLDING COMPANY HIRING 1ST SHIFT MOLD SET-UP PERSON Must speak English. High energy level person for long term position. Includes medical benefits, Vacation, Holiday and Retirement Fund. Apply to; ALL MOLDED PLASTICS CO. 3 (B) Fairfield Blvd. Wallingford, CT 06492 From 9AM- 3PM Monday-Friday Ki tc hen Hel p RESTAURANT-K PT/FT To do Prep Work, Short Order Cook or Fryolator. Experienced only need apply. COUNTER HELP PT Evenings & Weekends. Apply in person: DINO’S 540 Washington Ave, No. Haven ROOFERS, Siders, window installers. Must have driver’s license. Immediate openings. Call Jeff (203) 631-3072

SUMMER JOBS OPEN HOUSE! Meriden - Food service program hiring for 10 -20 hrs per week June 25th —Aug 22nd. Morning and afternoon shifts. Must be 18yrs or older and enjoy working with people. Must bring 2 forms of ID. Job Fair will be held Wednesday May 16th 3pm - 6pm at New Opportunities of Meriden 74 Cambridge Street, Meriden For directions or more information, please call 203-235-0278 ext 24


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