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Living strong at the YMCAs By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen

The Wheeler Regional YMCA in Plainville and the Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA in Southington have teamed up with six other YMCAs from Connecticut and M a s s a ch u setts in hopes to win a $35,000 grant from the Livestrong Foundation. The other six YMCAs in the cohort are: Wallingford Family YMCA in Wallingford, and in Massachusetts, Southcoast YMCA in New

Bedford, Attleboro YMCA in Attleboro, Athol Area YMCA in Athol, YMCA of Central Massachusetts in Worcester, and Metrowest YMCA in Framingham. Already selected as a finalist and representing the Northeast, the cohort now has the opportunity to compete for the grant. If selected as the winner, the facilities in the group will acquire the Livestrong brand and split the grant, which will provide training to begin a program that will aid cancer patients in their recovery back toward a normal state of function. The Livestrong Founda-

Friday, May 20, 2011

Magic show set for teenagers By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen The Southington Youth Festival Initiative is in the beginning stages, but Jacki Willametz has high hopes for the new program. Designed to attract kids of the middle school and high school demographics, Willametz hopes to hold a series of events to keep youths occupied during the summer months when there is no school and teens with few organized summer activities would not have much to do. To get the ball rolling, the youth services department is sponsoring a magic show featuring “Cardone, the Ultimate,” and money raised from the show will be used toward the SYFI. “This is the first event, the magic show See Kids, page 8

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Lt. Vance reveals personal side to state police work By Robin Lee Michel The Southington Citizen

People cannot say they were not warned: Lt. J. Paul Vance Sr. announced at last week’s chamber of commerce breakfast that state police will be cracking down this summer on distracted drivers. Vance, who is the commanding officer of the Connecticut State Police Public Information Office, gave the crowd important information as well as told true stories about numerous cases. Each month, the Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce presents Celebrity Breakfasts and Vance was quick to dismiss that title. “I’m not a celebrity; I’m the talking head of the department,” he told chamber members and guests. Though he is recognizable to many Con-

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From left at the breakfast are, Charlie Cocuzza, chamber board vice chairman, Lt. J. Paul Vance Sr., Todd J. Fitzsimons, chamber board president, and James Garstang, former chamber board president. necticut residents because he represents state police on TV when major crimes occur, he deferred any accolades to the state police men

and women. State police monitor all highway systems and give coverage in half the state’s towns, those that do not have

Lt. J. Paul Vance Sr. holds up a sign that he recommends drivers keep in their vehicles in case of emergency. At the end of the program, attendees were encouraged to take the signs and other literature about the state police. local law enforcement. However, much of the work is performed by specific and highly trained officers assigned to specific task forces

such as narcotics, major crimes, and cyber or computer crimes. Child pornogra-

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, May 20, 2011

Activate Southington awards grants to ‘healthy’ projects

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Providers — This grant will provide supplies for structured physical activities for children at home daycare facilities in Southington. A fitness instructor from “Activate Southington” will consult with the daycare providers to facilitate use of the purchased equipment. Awarded to: Angela Griffis, president, Southington Daycare Providers Employee Wellness at Mulberry Gardens of Southington — This grant will support the implementation of an employee wellness program to promote health and wellness with a program entitled “Eight Weeks to a Better You.” Awarded to: Robert Keith, exercise physiologist Strong School...Running is Fun — This grant is awarded for students at Strong School to promote physical activity on a noncompetitive level. Awarded to: Gina Breen The Wayton Open — This grant was awarded to support a tennis tournament in Southington for residents. Awarded to: Matthew Wayton and Joanna Rabiej Healthy Family, Happy Family — This grant was

awarded to support a “walking club” for families with young children. Awarded to: Family Resource Center –Krista Pringle The mission of Activate Southington is to improve the overall health and wellness of Southington residents by providing opportunities for active living, healthy eating and physical activity. A primary objective of Activate Southington is to provide resources and support for community programs and initiatives. “We were extremely impressed with the quality and variety of the grant applications we received,” said Jan Verderame, Activate Southington’s Grant Committee chairwoman and assistant principal at Derynoski Elementary School. “We are so pleased to be able to support these exciting programs that serve residents of all ages.” Activate Southington is a collaboration between town, business and community leaders to identify opportunities to improve the community and take positive steps toward a healthy lifestyle. The committee includes Gina Breen, Barry

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‘Going orange’ sparks interest in Camp Sloper

Last week, the Southington and Cheshire Community YMCAs celebrated “Going Orange Week” to remind the public that now is the time to register for the 2011 season of YMCA Camp Sloper. “It is always a great week. This is our third year doing it and all the staff and volunteers have a ton of fun with it by wearing orange staff shirts and talking up camp. This is a great way to bring awareness about YMCA Camp Sloper in the communities we serve,” said Mark Pooler, who will be entering his 16th year as camp direc-

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said during the summer, they hear complaints of kids parContinued from page 1 ticipating in disruptive activities in the downtown areas, is the kickoff, and we hope to especially during concerts have one more event this being held on the green. summer if possible,” “We’re thinking that it Willametz said. “And next might be a way that the comyear we hope it’ll be up and in munity could be happy about full swing, and we’ll have at supporting because let’s face least four opportunities for it, a lot of the entertainment big venues.” on the green is not geared for Sue Saucier, director of kids,” Saucier said. “Kids go youth services, said the pro- down there because it’s somegram has the potential to thing going on downtown and grow. She and Willametz both there’s a lot of activity down-


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Friday, May 20, 2011 — The Southington Citizen

Residents return thousands of medications for safe disposal making the day such a success. Thank you to Heather Hegedus from Channel 3 Eyewitness News and Miss Connecticut Brittany Decker for spending the day. — Kelly Berkmoes, S.T.E.P.S. coordinator

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Ambassador Program

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The 12th Annual Southington Ambassador Program will be held at DePaolo Middle School, Pleasant Street, Southington, on Saturday, May 28, starting at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to The Little, Young and Junior Eunice Cashman Bass Southington Ambassador Program to meet all the contestants. The program will feature a talent routine performed by each contestant, as well as the crowning of the new title holders and their court. There is a charge to attend and tickets can be purchased at Just For You…Country Gifts, 979 Meriden-Waterbury Road, Plantsville, and at the door. Proceeds from the program benefit the scholarships for young women in Southington and Southington Community Theatre. For more information, contact Tony Lamberto, (860) 877-3210, or Heidi Bass-Lamberto, (860) 877-2842.

Continued from page 7


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The Life and Times of Pasqual Andrew Porriello January 1, 1918

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PAT VOLUNTEERS FOR SOUTHINGTON Through the years, Pat has been: ❖ President of the Central Connecticut Board of Realtors, and a member of the Central Connecticut Board for 57 years. ❖ President of the Southington Chamber of Commerce. ❖ President of the Southington Rotary Club. ❖ President of the Southington chapter of the United Way. He was named an honorary life member after serving for 40 years. ❖ Chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals. ❖ A Board Member of Bradley Memorial Hospital. ❖ A Member of the Building Committee of DePaolo Middle School.

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Grant boosts community services, Smart Start backpack program

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Golden Key Society Southington resident and Southington High School graduate Class of 2007, Molly Virello, has accepted membership in Golden Virello Key International Honour Soiety and was honored during a recent new member recognition event at Central Connecticut State University, New Britain. She is an avid rock climber, and was an apprectice on the Mystic Whaler, a 42-foot sailing vessel. She also taught children how to clean the Qunnipicac River with the Clean Water Pro-

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Recently, 345 students participated in Connecticut History Day, an annual event that is the culmination of the History Day in Connecticut program. The program was held on April 30, at Classical Magnet High School and the Connecticut Historical Society. DePaolo Middle School student Ryan Carter came in third place for the WebsiteIndividual category for his “President Nixon’s 1972 Visit to China” piece. He competed in the Junior Division, grades sixth to eighth.

lence in economics and seeks to recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves in their academic programs.

Resident graduates Southington resident Alessia Maria Satterfield graduated from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb., College of Arts and Sciences, bachelor of arts with distinction.

Northwest Catholic Southington resident Devon Bodey earned second honors for the third quarter at Northwest Catholic High School, West Hartford.

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The Southington High School Color Guard performs earlier this month at a concert that also featured the SHS Concert Band and Jazz Band. The color guard is directed by Sara Ossias and the bands are directed by Jeff Shaw.

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Heartsong in concert

Heartsong, a trio, will be performing at the Peace Cafe coffeehouse at First Congregational Church, 37 Main St., on Saturday, May 21. Doors open at 7 p.m. A freewill offering will be accepted.

Minister’s installation

The Central Association of the Connecticut Conference, United Church of Christ and

First Congregational Church of Southington will have the installation of the Rev. Ronald B. Brown, as senior minister, on Sunday, June 5, 2 p.m. The church is located at 37 Main St. and the public is welcome.

Children’s Day at church Children’s Day will be held Sunday, June 12 at First Congregational Church, 37 Main St. There will be a chapel communion service at 8 a.m.

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and the Children’s Day worship at 10 a.m., led by children.

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The Hospital of Central Connecticut will offer a bereavement support group, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays in June and July at the New Britain General campus, 100 Grand St. The group is for those who have experienced the death of a family member, partner or close friend in the past two years. Meetings are facilitated by Karen Caplan, clinical social worker, and will provide opportunities to learn about grief and about ways to

Stella Brzezinski Stella (Chernaschuk) Brz e zinski, 93, of Southington, died April 29, 2011, at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, B r a d l e y Memorial. She was the wife of the late John Francis Brzezinski.

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She was born July 7, 1917, in Union City, daughter of the late Wasil and Mary (Ezbianski) Chernaschuk. She was a member of Faith Living Church and was on the church prayer team. She loved making her famous cheesecakes and serving food to the people at her church. She is survived by her children, John Brzezinski Jr. and his wife, Carol, of Carmel, N.Y., James Brzezinski and his wife, Kathy Renzulli, of Oxford, Michael Brzezinski and his wife, Joy, of Buckeye, Ariz., Stephen Brzezinski and his wife, Ronnie, Thomas Brzezinski and his wife, Rosemary, all of Southington; two sisters, Ann Valentine and Antoinette Decho; 12 grandchildren, Linda, Jennifer, James, Timothy, Jeffrey, David, Sara, Allison, Nikolai, Alexandra, Dmitri and Victoria; and eight great-grandchildren, John Richard, Thomas Jack, Madison, Vivian, Otto, Ava, Isaac and Antonio. She was predeceased by her infant daughter, Rosalie Brzezinski; and a sister, Lovey Stephanchick. A memorial service was held May 7, 2011, at Faith Living Church, Plantsville. Burial was private. DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, was in charge of arrangements.

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Obituaries Conrad Martin Sr.

Conrad Martin Sr., 86, of Bristol and formerly of P l a i nv i l l e and New Britain, widower of Ro l a n d e (Charest) Martin, died May 5, 2011, at Bristol Hospital. He was born June 18, 1924, in Frenchville, Maine, son of the late Albert and Amanda (Martin) Martin. He was a U.S. Army veteran during World War II and a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was employed at Fafnir Bearing in New Britain and afterwards he worked as a mason for various companies in the area. He was also a member of Our Lady of Mercy Church in Plainville. He is survived by his son, Conrad Martin Jr. and his wife, Christine, of Bristol; his daughter, Linda Cyr and her husband, Jacques, of Bristol; his brothers and sisters, Richard Martin, of Southington, Jean Martin, of Southington, Onios Martin, of Southington, Omer Martin, of New Britain, Evangeline Thibault, of New Britain, Viola Wilkins, of Southington, and Corrine

Munson, of Arizona; his grandchildren, Michele, Cathie, Shannon, Lisa, and Stacy; his great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Noelle, Anthony, Devin, Derek, Justin, Kimberly, Kayla, Alivia, Nichola, and Monique; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Reginald Martin. The funeral was held May 11, 2011, at O’Brien Funeral Home, Forestville, to Our Lady of Mercy Church, Plainville, for a Mass. Burial, with military honors, followed in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol. Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 45 Ash St., East Hartford, CT 06108-3272.

Robert Hopko Sr. Robert S. Hopko, Sr. 81, of Plantsville, beloved husband of 58 years of Lauretta (Doleski) Hopko, died April 27, 2011, with his family by his side. He was born Dec. 31, 1929, in Southington, the son of Jean (Pernal) Hopko, of Southington, and the late Stephen Hopko. He was a life-

long resident of Southington and also enjoyed spending time with his family in Largo, Fla. and Westerly, R. I. He was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church in Southington. He was employed for 40 years by Finast Super Markets in the meat department as a manager. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the U.S. Army as chief dispensary technician and was awarded a medal for good conduct and service. He was a volunteer fireman for 25 years, serving as past captain of Marion Fire Department, Company 4. He also served on the Southington Planning and Zoning Commission and was a Falcon Club member for 50 years. He was proud to be a member of Southington’s “Scarpa Schoda Gang.” He lived his life for his family, always putting their needs ahead of his own. Besides, the love of his life and wife of 58 years, he leaves his mother, Jean Hopko, a son, Dr. Robert S. Hopko Jr. and his wife, Gwynne, a

daughter, Suzanne H. Naples and her husband, Jeffrey, and a daughter, Kathleen M. Hopko, all of Southington; six cherished grandchildren, Andrew, Philip and Emily Hopko and Kristin, Kaitlyn and Jennifer Naples; a sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and George Lovesky, of Rhode Island, and a sister-inlaw, Gennie Malinowski, of New Britain; and several

Touch a Truck The Southington Parks & Recreation and the American Legion Auxiliary Kiltonic Unit 72 are co-sponsoring the 9th Annual “Touch a Truck” event on Saturday, May 21, with a rain date on Sunday, May 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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 trucks, rescue vehicles, army trucks, an Army helicopter, have their faces painted, meet characters and more. The Conservation Commission will be giving away seedlings. Refreshments are available along with music and raffles. There is a cost per child, and parents/guardians are free. The American Legion Auxiliary, junior members will also be selling several selections of beverages and holding a raffle geared to the children.

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CitizenOpinion Letters to the Editor

Company No. 2 serves residents

To the editor: I would like to say thank you to Southington citizens for coming out last week to help support our firemen and woman who serve our town and also our neighboring towns when called upon. My son’s firehouse, Company No. 2 in Plantsville, held a ziti dinner with all you-caneat with salad and desert. This was the first dinner that was held for our local townspeople, and other towns who would like to enjoy great food as well as good friends, they are always welcome. The reason Company No. 2 has not held any dinners is that their kitchen needed to be updated. Now it is ready not just for the firemen but also for the public to enjoy to use. All benefits will go to the firemen Company No. 2 or to

their discretion. As I have said one time before writing to “The Southington Citizen,” thank you for allowing me as a taxpayer and a reader to voice my views and in saying so, “All of our Southington volunteer firemen and woman are not volunteers, they are brave men and woman. I consider them as firemen, just like our police force, and ambulance emergency medical technicians. Robert A. Desaulniers Sr. Plantsville Robert Desaulniers Sr. is the father of Bobby Desaulniers, firefighter of Company No. 2 Plantsville.

Appreciate budget work To the editor: I would like to express my appreciation to Southington Board of Finance Chairman

John Leary, and Vice Chairman Joseph Labieniec, as well as members Edward Pocock Jr., John Moise, Kevin Beaudoin and Wayne Stanforth for their fine budgetary work this session. As board members, you should know that citizens who follow the actions of the board of finance have seen noticeable improvements in both the board cooperation among its members and in your collective thought process of a reduced, yet reasonable, spending plan this year to the betterment of the entire town. I thank the new chairman for his leadership and all board members for putting together your budget ideas in workshop meetings night after night. The results of your efforts presented a well thought out budget to the See Letters, next page

Government Meetings

Monday, May 23 Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 24 Housing authority, Joseph Zdunczyk, 500 Pleasant St., 7 p.m. Zoning board of appeals, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26 Board of education, DePaolo Middle School, 385 Pleasant St., 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 2 Board of water commissioners, Water Department, 605 W. Queen St, 6 p.m. Conservation Commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, June 7 Planning and zoning commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 8 Board of finance, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 9 Board of education, town hall council chambers, 7:30 p.m. Board of police commissioners, Southington Police Department Community Room, 69 Lazy Lane, 6 p.m. Monday, June 13 Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m.

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Balanced state budget provides more money for Southington, protecting property taxpayers By state Reps. Bruce “Zeke” Zalaski and Joseph Aresimowicz Special to The Citizen When the General Assembly convened in January, Connecticut’s Gov. Dannel Malloy and the legislature faced an enormous challenge — a budget deficit of $3.5 billion and an economy still trying to recover from the nation’s worst recession since the Great Depression. Unlike previous administrations that failed to address the state’s economic problems, our new governor proposed a tough and balanced budget that called for all of us to share in the sacrifice necessary to restore our state to fiscal soundness. While not perfect, we were able to work with Gov. Malloy to make changes in his budget that reduced taxes that the governor had originally proposed, restored the Property Tax Credit of $300 for Southington’s residents, increased the income tax on the highest income levels, eliminated the proposed gas tax increase of 3 cents per gallon, eliminated tax proposals on coupons, haircuts, car washes and more. These changes provide additional protection for our middle class and the budget passed by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. Malloy does not include borrowing. Alternative budget proposals were not responsible and would have been devas-

tating to not only Connecticut, but to Southington. The good news for Southington is that our town will receive more state aid and education funding than in previous years. Under the budget that we supported, Southington is projected to receive $372,125 more than the $22,529,009 it was allocated by the state in 2011. In 2012, Southington is expected to receive $22,901,134 and $22,983,715 in 2013, an increase of $454,706. This increased funding for Southington should go along way towards lessening the need for any local property tax hikes for our homeowners and local businesses. Unlike, budgets that were recently passed in New York and New Jersey, our state budget protects our cities and towns and does not pass the burden on to local property taxpayers. As we all know, the property tax is the most regressive of all taxes. There is no question that we had to make some tough and understandably unpopular decisions. The state budget is honest and balanced. We have worked with Gov. Malloy to create a budget that will move Connecticut forward, a budget that is responsible and a budget that puts us on the road to recovery. Bruce “Zeke” Zalaski represents the 81st Assembly District and Joseph Aresimowicz represents the 30th Assembly District.

Marine Corps Rose Program

The Southington Memorial Detachment No. 046 of the Marine Corps league will be having its Annual Rose Program in front of the Southington Wal-Mart on Saturday, May 21, and Sunday, May 22. The program will provide funds for detachments to assist veterans and youth and provide other services to the community. For more information, call Fred McGoldrick at (860) 9195566.


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council and its associated low mill rate increase this year. It was a job well done and appreciated. Thank you. Glenn Klocko Southington

Flexibility brings benefits

To the editor: I’m aware as a senior in Connecticut that families will use whatever means to meet the needs of their families in declining years or to evade the responsibilities to have to take care of their parents in their declining years and shove them on to the State of Connecticut, from what I’ve heard. I feel, as a senior, I want to enjoy life as the ability allows me — but to be shortchanged because families don’t care, we become vulnerable at their discretion. I am fortunate to have the family I have. I am thankful some programs have been started to begin a change to fulfill the best of our years, by allowing us to apply for assistance to stay in our homes. I, myself, applied for energy assistance, for relief, for new septic system money that will put a lien on my home, a new roof after 27 years, free on income level of a 1 percent loan. As the years progress, I am unable to move heavy garbage, go up in the attic, etc. My hope to stay at home in a two-bedroom home is to allow on my property a possible motor home especially for the winter housing occupants that meet my needs and the right, for me, to stay off the state taking over our final years in a nursing home and thankful we can engage in society as we have known. And the incentive is to loosen up on allowing summer homes to winterize, it might be all they have. The State of Connecticut has been on the right path to helping seniors to stay at home, to cut state expenses.

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Flexibility is the ultimate in results so far, so good for all states and families. Bring more flexibility — in the long run, it will benefit all. Betty Kroher Old Saybrook, formerly of Southington

Thank you for support To the editor: On behalf of Wheeler Clinic’s Prevent Child Abuse Connecticut program, I’d like to extend our sincere thanks to Price Chopper stores and their customers for raising awareness and funds for child abuse prevention during Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. Eight Price Chopper stores throughout Connecticut, including Southington, hosted the annual Pinwheels for Prevention campaign and asked customers to donate to Prevent Child Abuse Connecticut. Their efforts continue to provide much needed financial support to our local efforts to prevent child maltreatment through community education and engagement and parent support programs such as the Circle of Parents and (800) CHILDREN. Price Chopper’s Prevent Child Abuse campaign is a shining example of its commitment to local communities. Thank you to everyone who contributed and made this campaign possible. Cathy Sisco Plainville Cathy Sisco is the program manager of Wheeler Clinic’s Prevent Child Abuse Connecticut.

Examine the budget To the editor: We are nearing the end of our budget season here in Southington and there has been much criticism regarding the minimal increase reported by the boards. I feel it necessary to ask those critics, have they actually taken the time to review the details as to why we are experiencing an increase? Our board members have a monumental challenge not just to preserve the programs and jobs that we find essential to us in the town,

but to also cut costs wherever they can. In addition to this challenge our state passes down unfunded mandates and regulations which are driving our costs up making a budget decrease unachievable. For example, Clean Water Financing was a $1,064,000 expense. This is the sewer plant denitrification where the facility removes nitrates from sewerage. This is the first year repayment of debt to build the plant. We also have the MERS and payroll tax increase of $360,000. This is a cost primarily to fund municipal employee retirement system. Municipal employees get pensions and healthcare at a defined level for life. If the fund to pay them runs short taxpayers must replenish it. Additionally we have a school debt repayment for the first year that wasn’t in last year’s budget, in the amount of $385,000.00 for elementary school renovations. These are only a few examples of costs that have been passed down to us leaving our town leaders to clean up the mess of big government. With all of these costs incurred we have to keep in mind that in order to have a decrease in the budget several essential programs and jobs would need to be reviewed. I can say as a citizen I would like to see that avoided and luckily it has been with this budget. I think those who are spending the time to criticize the smallest increase of a budget in over 10 years should review the budget line by line and see just how trim it actually is, especially given our many state mandates. Maybe the complaints should not be with our town board members but rather with our Democratic state representatives and governor that have passed additional tax burdens on towns and citizens that are already crunched. Jen Clock Southington

Don’t blame the legislators To the editor: Rusty Haigh’s letters to the editor over the past several months continue to crit-

icize our state government, particularly, the Democrats. Although he is entitled to his own opinions, he states them as facts. Mr. Haigh’s letters have the theme to not spend money and eliminate programs while attacking our local Democratic legislators. The letter in the May 13 edition was particularly interesting, once again going after the State Union workers. Clearly, Connecticut and the nation have been in the worst economic climate we have seen since the Great Depression. The blame for the economy should be on Wall Street not on state workers. Mr. Haigh should stop blaming the legislators and attack the position that actually negotiated state contracts. Oh, wait a minute… that would be the governor’s office, which for the past 20 years has been a Republican governor. The fact is, only the governor and his staff negotiate with the unions on contracts not the legislators. Remember Governor Rowland, he negotiated a 20-year deal with the unions and then Governor Rell continued these great negotiations putting band aids on the problem like furlough days, layoffs, early retirements, pay and hiring freezes. On the surface it looked like the problems were taken care of but in reality cost our state millions of dollars. Furlough days caused employees to get behind on their work. Early retirements cost taxpayers more while some who retired came back and worked for the state receiving even more pay. Hiring freezes and layoffs caused more spending in pension benefits and overtime for the existing employees. Longevity pay, which has been a hot button issue as of late, was not eliminated by Governor Rell in the last budget. These negotiations were done through the office of the governor. Mr. Haigh believes the legislators negoti-

ated these contracts. This is simply not true. Mr. Haigh states that Connecticut is the only state with a negative job growth over the last 20 years. What is the common denominator? A Republican governor. You can blame the legislators all you want but go look at the record and put the blame where it belongs, in the previous governor’s office. It is rather amusing that Mr. Haigh thinks Governor Malloy caused this problem in the four months he has been in office. Actually, he is trying to fix the problems and understands he cannot cut his way out of this mess. Shared sacrifice is needed from union concessions, spending cuts, and unfortunately a tax increase. Four billion dollars is a lot to find in a budget without reducing municipal aid, which is much needed. To those who are looking for spending cuts they like to point to New Jersey, New York and Wisconsin as to what should be done. I say no thank you as Connecticut would have to reduce education and other local aid that would be detrimental to our society and cause property taxes to skyrocket along with massive layoffs at the local level. I would like to make one last point, although there are differences between the public and private sector employees, they all pay taxes. Mr. Haigh would have you believe that this is not the case. As of this date May 15, Governor Malloy and his office, not the legislators, have negotiated a contract with the unions. Although it has to ratified, the governor has done away with furlough days, longevity pay and there will be no early retirements. His plan is a five-year deal and will not tie the hands of future governor’s as has been the case in the past by Republicans. John Moise Southington

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Best Pizza Southington Renaldo’s Pizza & Pasta Restaurant The Fire Place Randy’s Wooster Street Pizza

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Southington Southington

Thanks Southington & Plainville for Voting Us Best Heating & A/C Company. BEST OF... AWARDS

“Keep you cool ... and warm”

2 0 1 1

Best Heating & A/C

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Ladies Skirts


$6 Men’s Shirts






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Voted Best Consignment Store

BEST OF... AWARDS 2010-2011 2 0 1 1

FIRST PLACE Best Consignment Shop


South Windsor


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BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 1

Best Ribs/Barbecue Cc’s Smokin With Chris Wood-n-Tap Pig Out Barbeque

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Southington Southington

Best Seafood Sam the Clam’s Pub & Grub Close Harbour Seafood Aqua Terra Seafood Restaurant

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Southington Plainville

Best Sushi Asian Bistro Tokyo Sushi Noble Japanese Hibachi & Sushi Bar

1st 2nd 3rd

Plainville Southington Southington


Best Goods & Services


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Quality Service 2010



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Go to to view MLS area listings. VISIT FOR OPEN HOUSES THIS WEEK.

Thank You for Voting Us Best Sushi in Southington! BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 1

New! Sushi All-You-Can Eat

Sun.-Thurs. $17.95 per person • Fri. & Sat. $19.95 per person from our newly expanded sushi bar & kitchen menu (excludes hibachi)


% off

entire check for hibachi only

excludes all-you-can-eat special

Tokyo Sushi 172 Queen St. • Southington 860-276-0706 With this coupon. Not valid with other offers. Offer expires 6-30-11.



any purchase of $25 or more excludes all-you-can-eat special

Tokyo Sushi 172 Queen St. • Southington 860-276-0706 With this coupon. Not valid with other offers. Offer expires 6-30-11.




any purchase


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1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Southington Southington

Best Carpet/Flooring Company Perron’s Flooring America Dalene Flooring Home Depot

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Southington Southington

Best Computer Sales & Service Staples Best Buy CT Computers

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Meriden Plantsville

Thank You For Voting For Us!

BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 1


2nd Place Best Used Auto Dealer

PRE-OWNED VEHICLE SALES 176 QUEEN ST. • ROUTE 10 • SOUTHINGTON (860) 628-8888 2003 Ford Focus.................................Automatic, Great on Gas.......................$4,450 2000 Honda Civic 2 Dr..............Auto, Front Wheel Drive, Gas Saver..............$5,450 2005 Nissan Sentra.....................1.85, Auto., Loaded, Great on Gas................$6,450 2005 Dodge Neon SXT..................Auto., Loaded, Pwr. Moonroof .................. $5,450 2001 VW Jetta....................................Automatic, Great on Gas.......................$4,850 2002 VW Jetta..................5 Speed, Loaded, Pwr. Moonroof, Great on Gas.....$5,450 2002 Ford Mustang.................6 Cyl. Automatic, Loaded, Leather Int.............$7,350 2003 Chevy Impala.................Automatic, Front Wheel Drive, Loaded............$5,450 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix................Auto., Loaded, Very Sharp!! .................... $5,450 2001 Chevy S10 Pick-Up.............2 Wheel Drive, 4 Cyl., Automatic.................$5,450 2006 Dodge Stratus SXT................4 Cyl., Power Options, Clean....................$5,950 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo.................................6 Cyl., 4x4, Loaded............................$5,850 2002 Geo Prism.................................Auto., 4 Cyl., Great on Gas ..................... $4,450 2001 Buick Century....................................Auto., Loaded................................$4,450 2000 Plymouth Voyager Minivan................7 Passenger..................................$3,850 1999 Plymouth Voyager Minivan................7 Passenger..................................$2,950

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Best Bank TD Banknorth Webster Bank Farmington Savings Bank


Friday, May 20, 2011 — The Southington Citizen Best Dry Cleaner Best Cleaners Sherwood Cleaners As U Like It Cleaners

1st 2nd 3rd

Plainville Plainville Plantsville

Best Eyeglasses & Contacts Store Accu Vision Wal-Mart Gary Maglio, O.D.

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Southington Plainville

Best Florist The Garden Path Nyren’s of New England Florist Rose to the Occasion

1st 2nd 3rd

Plainville Southington Southington

1st 2nd 3rd

Plainville Southington Southington

Best Heating & Air Conditioning Contractor Air Connections Billy Carlson Heating & AC Duct Works

1st 2nd 3rd

Plainville Southington Southington

Best Home Improvement Contractor Dave Levesque, LLC Lowe’s L A Rich, LLC

1st 2nd 3rd

Waterbury Plainville Plainville

Best Insurance Agency Associated Insurance Services Allstate Insurance Elliott Insurance Group

1st 2nd 3rd

Plainville Southington Southington




2 0 1 0

2 0 1 1

First Place Our popular day spa located in charming downtown Southington, Connecticut offers delightful services designed to indulge our body, mind and spirit. Whether you come in by yourself for a soothing and refreshing experience or enjoy relaxing and revitalizing sessions with your friends or significant other, Serenity Day Spa will pamper you with the specialized care you deserve.

61-69 Center Street

Southington, CT 06489

Thanks for Voting Us #1 Best Seafood, Again!!!

BEST OF... AWARDS 2010 & 2011 2 0 1 0

The Deck is Open!

FIRST PLACE BEST SEAFOOD Great Food! Great Fun in Our Underwater Atmosphere!

1303 Meriden-Waterbury Rd., Southington • 860-621-0522 Over 1 Billion Clams Sold! Now introducing Ape’s Cakes

Custom Gourmet Ice Cream Cakes Enjoy the Same Great Food

Sam the Clam’s 2 go & mo 860-628-22GO (2246) • Full Time To Go Hours Start Monday


plus penny candy, ice cream, unique desserts, popcorn, pretzels, caramel apples, gifts & more ...


Best Fuel/Oil Company Plainville Oil Arctic Oil Lavorgna Fuel Oil

Thank You for Voting Us Best Day Spa... Again!


The Southington Citizen — Friday, May 20, 2011

Thank you for Voting us Best Mexican Restaurant 8 Years in a Row!! BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 1


151 Queen Street • Rt. 10 • Southington (860) 621-9474 COUPON

Celebrating Our 15th Year

1 FREE APPETIZER with the purchase of 2 dinners Dine-In Only EXCLUDING THE FIESTA SAMPLER APPETIZER.

With this coupon. One coupon per table. Excludes holidays. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Coupon Expires 6/15/11



Best Lighting Center Connecticut Lighting Center Lowe’s Home Depot

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Southington Southington

Best Martial Arts Instruction Valentin Karate Villari’s Extreme Karate

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Southington Southington

Best Nursery & Garden Store Ali’s Nursery & Landscaping Agway of Southington Winterberry Gardens

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Southington Southington

Best Paint & Decorating Center John Boyle Decorating Center Home Depot Lowe’s

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Southington Southington

Best Pet/Pet Supply Store Petco Pet Smart Agway

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Plainville Southington

Best Real Estate Agency Century 21 Lil-1 Perrella Agency Century 21 Access America

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Plantsville Southington

Best Real Estate Agent Gail Perrella Doreen Corriveau Cynthia Lombardo

1st 2nd 3rd

Plantsville Plainville Plainville

LANDSCAPING DESIGN Installation by Trained Professionals


BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 1


BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 0


$5.00 OFF

The Purchase of $25.00 or more.

Over 50 Varieties of Stone & Mulch!

Trees • Shrubs • Annuals • Perennials

“Serving the Area Landscape Designer with over 25 Years Experience Since 1985” Call for Free Landscape Project Estimate!

RT. 322

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Exit 28 Off I-84W - Right End of Exit onto Meriden-Wtby. Rd., Rt. 322 - Left onto Old Turnpike Rd.





Exp. 6/30/11

Knowledgeable Sales Staff

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$10.00 OFF The Purchase of $75.00 or more. Exp. 6/30/11 Cannot be combined with any other offer. One coupon per visit. May not pay for purchase with gift card if using coupon.


Friday, May 20, 2011 — The Southington Citizen Best Swimming Pool & Spa Center Namco Leslie’s Swimming Pool Supply Southington Community YMCA

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Southington Southington


Best Health & Beauty

for 1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Plainville Plainville

Best Hair Salon Studio 466 Dream Makers Design Studio Envee Salon & Spa

1st 2nd 3rd

Plainville Plainville Southington

Best Health/Fitness Center Southington Community YMCA Cardio Express Planet Fitness

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Southington Plainville

Best Hospital Hospital of Central CT Bradley Memorial Hospital Bristol Hospital

1st 2nd 3rd

New Britain Southington Bristol

Best Pharmacy CVS Pharmacy Walgreen’s Serafino Pharmacy

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Southington Southington

Thank You for Voting Us Best Pizza for 5 years in a row!

Celebrating Our 5th Year

BEST OF CONTEST Citizen photo by Sherry L. Cole

The first place winner for the best of contest hosted by the Southington/Plainville Citizen was Maxine Plourde who won the $150 gas card. Pictured here is Doug Riccio, advertising sales representative for the Southington Citizen, with Brandon, the dog. The second place winner for the best of contest was Ed Rapacky who won the $75 gas card. Thank you to all our readers that entered the contest.

Thank you you for for Voting Voting us us Thank Best Best Pizza Pizza in in Southington, Southington, Best Best Bar/Lounge Bar/Lounge and Wings Wings and BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 1

“The only thing warmer than the pizza is the atmosphere!” 44 Center Street • Southington Mon.-Thurs. 4:00 PM - 1:00 AM; Friday 4 PM - 2:00 AM Sat. 11:30 AM - 2:00 AM; Sun. 11:30 AM - 1:00 AM

“Best Pizza in Southington”

BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 1

“Best Bar/Lounge in Southington”

Small Cheese Pizza With the purchase of any large specialty Pizza

Cannot be combined with any other offer. Expires: 6/30/11

Buy 4 Large Pizzas

Receive 1 Large Pizza Free To-go orders only. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Expires: 6/30/11

BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 1

“Best Wings”





Best Day Spa From Tips to Toes Nature’s Spa Lavender Fields


The Southington Citizen — Friday, May 20, 2011

Best Motor Vehicles

Thanks for Voting us Best Pizza in Southington!

Apizza & Pasta Restaurant 378 North Main Street•Southington, CT 06489

Best Car Wash Sponge Brothers Sno-White Southington Auto & Quick Lube

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Plainville Southington

Best New Auto Dealer Parsons Buick Crowley Group Richard Chevy

1st 2nd 3rd

Plainville Plainville Southington

Best Service Station Anthony’s Service Station, Inc. Gervais Brothers Volpe & Sons

1st 2nd 3rd

Plainville Plainville Plantsville

Best Tire Shop J & M Tire Town Fair Tire Tire Depot

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Southington Southington

Best Used Auto Dealer Parsons Buick Mad Hatters Budget Auto

1st 2nd 3rd

Plainville Southington Southington

860-621-6005 BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 0

Best Pizza in Southington 2nd Place

BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 1

1st Place Best Pizza in Southington

Come In And Enjoy





exp. 6/20/11

“w/ this coupon”

(cash only)


Best Pizza

Best Nightly Entertainment


Best Bar/Lounge The Fire Place Sliders Sports Bar & Grill Central Café

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Southington Plainville






1000+ convenient locations from Maine to Florida including: 121 Main Street, Southington • 900 Queen Street, Southington • 921 Merident/Waterbury Turnpike, Plantsville • 123 E Mainstreet, Plainville

Thank you for voting us the Best Bank in Southington and Plainville!


Friday, May 20, 2011 — The Southington Citizen Best Happy Hour Sliders Sports Bar & Grill J. Timothy’s Taverne Wood-n-Tap

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Plainville Southington

Best Place for Live Music Zen Bar Cc’s Smokin With Chris Machiavelli’s Italian Restaurant

1st 2nd 3rd

Plainville Southington Southington

Best Sports Bar Sliders Sports Bar & Grill TD Homers Sports Grill & Restaurant Central Café

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Southington Plainville

Best Shopping Southington Southington Southington

Best Bicycle Shop Renaissance Cyclery Bobby Sprockets Berlin Bike Shop

1st 2nd 3rd

Plainville Southington Berlin

Best Children’s Store Target Toys “R” Us Walmart

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Newington Southington

Thanks for voting us

Best Tire Store

BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 1


Best Tire Store

Guaranteed 30-Minute Service WE WILL NOT BE UNDERSOLD!

25 off


set of 4 new tires

Not valid with other offers or prior purchases. With coupon. Expires 8/15/11.

50 off

$ 94 Queen St. • Southington (Next to Midas)

Not valid with other offers or prior purchases. With coupon. Expires 8/15/11.

(860) 621-3900

4 Wheel Alignment Special $49 with 4 Tire Purchase


Mon.-Fri. 8 am-5 pm; Sat. 8 am-2 pm

(Reg. $69) Not valid with other offers or prior purchases. With coupon. Expires 8/15/11.

BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 1

We take pride in our reliable service and friendly staff and hope you will have a positive experience every time. Our commitment is to you and your family. So if you ever have a question or comment, please take a second to call us. We want to hear from you.

Services: • Price Protection Plans for Heating Oil • Annual Tune-ups for your Heating & A/C Systems • Installation of Oil, Gas and Propane Heating & A/C Systems • Propane Delivery Now Available

80 Townline Rd. Plainville, CT 06062 Phone: 860.793.1239 Fax: 860.793.1178 HOD #0000090 • CT Lic. #0395747

PAULA’S UNIQUE CONSIGNMENT 780 So. Main St. Plantsville, CT 06479 (860) 276-5556

Thank You for Voting Us BEST Antique Store!

BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 1

First Place Best Antique Store

20% OFF Your Entire Next Purchase Expires 6/18/11


any custom wheel package


1st 2nd 3rd

Number 1 for the SECOND YEAR in a Row!


Best Antique Store Paula’s Consignment Finders Keepers Move Over Martha

Thank you for making Plainville Oil Co.


The Southington Citizen — Friday, May 20, 2011

361 Woodford Avenue, Plainville (860) 747-8857 We Carry Beer, Groceries, Deli, Sandwiches (Breakfast & Lunch), Coffee, Lottery, Cigarettes, Soups and Daily Specials


Jim’s Grocery & Deli

2 0 1 1

1st Place Best Deli

Mon.-Fri. .... 5:30 AM-8:00 PM Sat..............6:00 AM-8:00PM Sun.............7:00 AM-4:00 PM

BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 1

3rd Place Best Breakfast

Bring in this ad and receive a Free Medium Coffee Roast Beef, Ham or $ Turkey Grinder (12”)

Thank You Deli Specials LOL Cheese Roast Beef Domestic Ham


Must present coupon. Exp. 6/3/11.


3.99 lb. $ 6.49 lb. $ 1.99 lb.

Must present coupon. Exp. 6/3/11.

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Southington Plainville

Best Furniture Store Pilgrim Furniture Bob’s Discount Furniture Depaolo’s Furniture

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Southington Southington

Best Gift Store Move Over Martha Gifts Artisan’s Market Place Just For You Country Gifts

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Plainville Southington

Best Grocery Store Stop & Shop Gnazzo’s Food Center Price Chopper

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Plainville Southington

Best Jewelry Store Polumbo Jewelers J P Jewelers DBK Family Jewelers

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Plainville Plainville

Best Liquor Store Southington Wine & Spirits M & R Liquors Big Saver Wine & Spirits

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Southington Plainville

Best Music Store The Music Shop Apple Music Co. Walmart

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Southington Southington

Open 7 Days A Week

Thank You for Voting Us BEST OF... AWARDS

Best Consignment Shop Uptown Consignments Finders Keepers Seconds Please

Egg, Ham & Cheese $ Sandwich On your choice of bread


Must present this coupon. Exp. 6/3/11

Daily Breakfast & Lunch Special Harvest Bakery & Martin Rosol Products

Call Ahead for Memorial Day Platters



Best Ice Cream BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 1

2nd Place

Thank You for Your Votes!

Best Service Station 2 Years in a Row! Come In and See Why.

2 0 1 1

1st Place

Anthony’s Service Station, Inc. DOMESTIC & FOREIGN VEHICLES Summer Air Conditioning Service

136 East Main Street, Plainville • 747-5791


81 East Street, Plainville n for a t!! n i Stop am Trea re Ice C




Inc. up to 5 qts. motor oil Most cars.Valid with this Anthony’s Service Station coupon through 6/30/11


2500 Off


Any A/C Repair of $100 or more with this ad.Valid with this Anthony’s Service Station coupon through 6/30/11

RADIATOR FLUSH & FILL Up to 2 gallons of anti-freeze.




Most cars & light trucks.Valid with this Anthony’s Service Station coupon through 6/30/11



With Purchase of a Quick Lube Most cars & light trucks.Valid with this Anthony’s Service Station coupon through 6/30/11




Friday, May 20, 2011 — The Southington Citizen

Thank You For Voting Us Best Pizza in Plainville TWO YEARS IN A ROW


• Daily Specials • Free Delivery • Deck is Open!

2 0 1 0

Plainville’s Original Pizza House Since 1970

West Main Pizza

Join us for Happy Hour Daily 4-6 PM

& Restaurant

97 East Main St., Plainville

Visit us online at:

Peter Kaleodis & Family

2 0 1 1




OFF ANY LARGE PIZZA Cannot be combined w/any other offer.


(860)747-2724 FAX: (860)747-2726


Banquet menu available for parties in the lounge or dining room

JOIN US At the Y, we exist to strengthen community. Together with people like you, we nurture the potential of kids, help people understand and improve their health, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. So join our cause. And create meaningful change not just for you, but also for your community.

SUMMER SAMPLER MEMBERSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE! 3 MONTHS College ... $75 Adult ... $99 The Entire Family ... $199 (Offer applies to new and returning memberships only)

BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 1

First Place

Best Health Fitness Center

BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 1

Third Place

Best Swimming Pool & Spa Center

YMCA Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Financial Assistance available for qualifying individuals and families. The YMCA is a non-profit 501-C (3) organization.


Southington Community YMCA 29 High Street, Southington • 860-628-5597


The Southington Citizen — Friday, May 20, 2011

Pagliacci’s Restaurant Homemade Italian Specialties & American Cuisine BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 0

Voted Best Italian Two Years in a Row

BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 1


Best Seafood Market Close Harbour Seafood Gulf Shrimp Retail & Wholesale Stop & Shop

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Southington Southington

Best Sporting Goods Store Dick’s Sporting Goods Play It Again Sports Southington Athletic Shop

1st 2nd 3rd

Plainville Southington Southington

Best Television & Appliance Center Walmart Best Buy Moran’s Television & Appliance

1st 2nd 3rd

Southington Meriden Meriden

We Offer Gluten Free Pasta & Pizza


View our Menu & Daily Specials at Open 11am - 10pm Mon-Sat; Sunday 12-10pm 1202903

860-793-9241 ~ Gift Certificates Available ~

Thank you to everyone who voted making us the 1st Place Winner for Best Hair Salon! $ $ $ 20 Men’s Wash, 95 Full Foil, 30 Women’s EST F... B O Cut & Style Cut and Style Wash, Cut & Style AWARDS With Alis With Alis With Alis 2 0 1 1

Exp. 6/15/11

45 Classic Manicure & Pedicure


Exp. 6/15/11

25 Shellac Manicure


Exp. 6/15/11

30 Full Set of Acrylic Nails


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Friday, May 20, 2011 — The Southington Citizen

Thank you for Voting!!!


Moving Soon! Stay Tuned!

BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 1

Follow us on

Facebook or visit us at

BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 1

Best Sports Bar 3rd Place Best Bar/Lounge 3rd Place

24 Whiting St., Plainville • (860) 747-0405

Join us for Lunch on the Patio Now Open at 11 am Mon.-Fri.


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Find Us On Facebook

Business Lunch with Free Wi-Fi



AARP activities of Chapter 4943

The Southington Apple Valley Chapter AARP 4943 will meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26 at Mary Our Queen Hall, 248 Savage St. Any member of the national AARP is welcome to join the chapter. A Bingo game will follow the business meeting. Members are reminded to bring non-perishable food to be donated to Community Services and comfort items for United States service personnel. The chapter is also offering several summer trips: Thursday, June 9, Treasures of Central Park, N.Y. This day trip will include lunch. Tuesday, July 19, all-youcan-eat lobster lunch, and a comedy show at the Delaney

House in Holyoke, Mass. Wednesday, Aug. 17, Thimble Island Cruise and lunch at The Mooring Restaurant in Guilford Wednesday to Friday, Sept. 7 to 9, a three day stay in Ogunquit, Maine, with several meals and side trips included. For more information and prices, call Esther at (860) 628-0063.

Calendar House classes Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., has the following activities: Computer Club, Wednesday, May 25, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students enrolled in the Computer Learning Center Summer Session 2011 courses will have access to the

The Truth about “Living” Trusts ▲ ▲

Most people do not actually need trusts.

You do not need a trust to have your assets distributed eff iciently.

Having a trust does not signif icantly speed up the administration of your estate.

You do not need a trust to legally designate a trusted person to take care of you and your f inancial affairs if you become disabled.

A so called “living” trust does not save Connecticut probate court fees.

Computer Lab for monitored practice sessions on Mondays, from 9 to 11 a.m., and on Wednesdays, from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information regarding the Computer Learning Center at Calendar House e-mail . Bagel Breakfast: The Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging’s “It’s Never Too Late” system for cognitive fitness fun will be held Friday, May 27, at 8:45 a.m. Calendar House will be closed Memorial Day, Monday, May 30. Country Western Night will be held Tuesday, June 7, 5:30 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by DJ Jerry Limmer. Menu includes a meal by Hen House catering. Tickets are available at the Calendar House office. Upcoming trips: June 14, “Pompeii,” the exhibit, in New York City; Oct. 3 to 5, “Joseph,” at the Sound and Sound Theater in Lancaster, and Bethlehem, Gettysburg, Philadelphia, Pa. Tickets re on sale at the Calendar House office. The center will be closed on Memorial Day, May 30. Newsletters are at the Calendar House or can be accessed from the website .

The Southington Citizen Friday, May 20, 2011

Appleseed legacy

Photo courtesy of The Orchards at Southington

The Orchards at Southington celebrates Earth Day by planting an apple tree in the residents’ Serenity Garden. The tree was purchased through the American Forests’ Historic Tree Program and is a descendent from the last known living apple tree planted by John Chapman also known as Johnny Appleseed, one of the country’s early environmentalists. From left are Jonathan Chabre, from Winterberry Gardens; Patricia Hooper, executive chef for The Orchards; and Bill Hill, director of facilities management, The Orchards.

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Friday, May 20, 2011 — The Southington Citizen

My snoring was intense. Even after a night’s sleep, I felt exhausted. Like I hadn’t slept at all. My doctor recommended a sleep study at Gaylord Sleep Medicine. They discovered I was having dangerous heart arrhythmias as a result of sleep apnea. The next day, my sleep medicine physician told me that I could have died. Thanks to Gaylord Sleep Medicine, I no longer worry about falling asleep. And the treatment they prescribed has given me the energy to pursue my love of local politics. That simple sleep study probably saved my life! Now I’m truly getting a good, healthy night’s sleep.

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Business Briefs

New TD Bank manager

TD Bank has named Jarod M. Carey a small business relationship manager in Southington,


An assistant vice president, he will oversee small business lending and business development at 10 TD Bank stores in Southington, New Britain, Wolcott, Bristol and Plainville. Carey has 10 years of experience in financial services, including the past six years in banking. Prior to joining TD Bank, he served as a financial specialist at Wa-

CHESHIRE DERMATOLOGY Dr. Paula Bevilacqua and Dr. Dana Correale

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Resident consultants Kris Toth, of Plantsville; Kelly Thomas and Kristie Perry, of Southington, have

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The Southington Parks and Recreation Department announces registration for the first session of swim lessons for Southington children only, ages 5 and older. Registration for Memorial Pool will be held Tuesday, June 28, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., in the Parks and Recreation Department office in the basement of town hall, 75 Main St. Registration for Recreation Pool will be held Thursday, June 30, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., in the parks and recreation office. Proof of residency is required. Proof of residency is required. Parents should bring the child’s swim card from last year, if available, and the child’s birth certificate. Classes will begin the following week in the morning. Children must take swim lessons at the pool for which they have registered. Beginner classes are only offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; advanced beginner classes may be offered either on Monday, Wednesday and Friday or on Tuesday and Thursday; intermediate swimmer and advanced swimmer classes are only offered on Tuesday and Thursday. Specific times will be determined at registration. There is a charge to take the classes and no refunds will be give. For more information, call the Southington Parks and Recreation Department at (860) 276-6219. This registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Class size is limited to 15 to 20 children.

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Relay For Life Southington Relay For Life 2011 will be held Friday, June 10, 4 p.m., to Saturday, June 11, 4 p.m., at Southington High School, 720 Pleasant St. For more information, visit Southington CT Relay For Life on Facebook.

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Relay meetings Team and committee meetings for Relay For Life of Southington will be held Wednesdays, May 25 and June 1, at Southington High School, 720 Pleasant St. The committees meet from 6 to 7 p.m. and the teams meet from 7 to 8 p.m. The public is welcome. For

more information, contact Joyce McAloon, co-chairwoman of Relay For Life of Southington, at or (860) 276-0255; Mary DeCroce or (860) 621-6143.

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Health Continued from page 44 May 24, from 6 to 7 p.m., on the second floor in conference rooms 2 and 3. Registration is required. To register, call (203) 694-8733. Light refreshments provided.

Cerebral palsy walk honors child On May 28, the First Walk For Cerebral Palsy in Memory of Juliana will be held at

Southington High School, 720 Pleasant St., from 1 to 3 p.m. Juliana Leigh Klein was born on April 5, 2003 and died Oct. 29, 2008 from complications related to having cerebral palsy. She was a resident of Southington and a kindergarten student at Hatton Elementary School. One of her favorite things to do was get on and off the school bus using the handicap lift. She loved school. Items needed for the walk are not limited to: monetary

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Final week key to seeding on diamond By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

For all the issues that Southington baseball has had at times during the season fielding and hitting with runners in scoring position, the team’s record certainly doesn’t reflect any struggle whatsoever. An 11-1 win over Conard on the road last Friday capped a 3-0 week that also included victories against Newington and Simsbury as Southington went into this week with an 11-3 mark, which ranked them fifth in the Class LL

Citizen photo by Michael Guerrera

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Tyler Burns dives back to first base against Newington. In that game, he had a Grand Slam.

Not this time Guys top Indians, in driver’s seat for another conference title By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen Two weeks ago, the Southington boys volleyball team went into Newington and got smacked in the mouth, suffering its second straight loss and for a just a moment in Photo by Dave Zajac

Junior Dan Carbone had a monster game against Newington, registering 18 kills in the 3-0 victory.

time, sending the players searching for answers. Two weeks later, the result was much different. The Blue Knights punched back like Tyson at the top of his game, delivering quick strikes over and over, beating the Indians back in Southington 3-0 in a match that lasted barely an hour. With the win, the Knights find themselves buoyed back atop the CCC South standings, tied with the Indians. “I would say we played about as best as we have so far (this season),” said head

coach Lou Gianacopolos. “Nothing’s ever perfect. We blocked well, we passed well, we set well, we hit well – those were the big details I’ve asked my team to focus on.” Other than this game being in Southington, there was one major difference between the win and loss. “They concentrated on the details,” Gianacopolos said. “Early in the season they were thinking about the win, they weren’t thinking about each individual point.”

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playoff rankings, according to the CIAC Website. And even better, the mistakes were starting to disappear. “Focus, maybe,” said head coach Charlie Lembo in regards to why the defense is beginning to tighten up. “I think they know we’re serious about working on the things that we need to get better at and that’s what we’re doing.” While there are still errors here and there, the Blue Knights continue to pile up the wins. In fact, they were second in the rankings in the

loss column to begin the week, tied with Amity and Brien McMahon in Class LL with three losses, only Pomperaug and Glastonbury have less with two each (stats as of Monday). Moreover, of Southington’s three losses, two came in the opponent’s final at bat – a home loss to Glastonbury in extra innings and a road loss to Northwest Catholic in the bottom of the seventh. Only one loss, an 11-2 defeat at the hands of New Britain, was lopsided. Lembo has stayed resolute every game and said that the team needed to get better at defense and that has been a main focus in every practice. “Kids don’t like to work on

Baseball SHS 7, Newington 2 Sal Romano was 2-for-2 with two runs, a double, homerun and three RBI and threw six shutout innings, striking out nine and walking none to earn his sixth victory of the year as the Knights improved to 10-3, 6-2 CCC West. Tyler Burns had a Grand Slam to account for the other four Knight runs. SHS 11, Conard 1 Tim Leahy picked up the win for the Knights (11-3, 7-2 CCC West), going six strong innings on the mound, striking out four, walking two and allowing only four hits, to go with the one earned run. Zack Niles was 3-for-3 with a pair of triples, two runs and an RBI, Romano was 2-for-4 with a double and a pair of RBIs, Bryan Jannetty was 2-for-3 with a bases-clearing triple, four RBIs and three steals and Alex Roger was 2-for-3 with two runs, two RBIs and two steals.


the things that they lack; they like to work on the things that they do well,” Lembo explained. “It’s getting guys as many reps as we possibly can in practice and that’s what we’ve been doing since day one and hopefully, maybe it’s finally coming around.” The bats continue to stay hot, as Southington was hitting .326 as a team coming into the week and a morethan-satisfactory .306 with runners in scoring position. And on the mound, the hurlers continue to impress.

Sal Romano, the team’s leader, has now piled up six victories while sporting a 0.51 ERA and 72 strikeouts to only seven walks. No. 2 starter Joe Sullivan has been almost as good as he’s 3-1 with a 0.74 ERA and 21 strikeouts to 11 walks. Maybe most importantly has been the performance of No. 3 starter, the crafty senior lefthander, Tim Leahy. He had his second straight quality start and his second straight win beating Conard and on the year is 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA and is allowing less


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Eight straight late Girls tennis finishes the year with slew of matches By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen The Southington girls tennis team is having a very good year. Finishing last week up with an overall record of 9-2, success has vastly outweighed failure. Still, head coach Ed Kalat says sometimes, his team frets too much on a mistake here and a mistake there. “The girls are playing great, but (sometimes) they just get down on themselves and I try to have them shake that. Just shrug it off and keep playing,” is the message he sends to everyone. “They’re getting down on themselves as individuals and I just told them, ‘You can whack the ball over the fence for all I care, as long as you get that shot in that wins that match.’” And for the most part, the

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team has done that. In beating Northwest Catholic last Wednesday, the team improved to 9-1, its best start since 2008, and it was again the top four players getting it done in singles. “We started off very strong and fortunately the singles pulled it out again,” Kalat said. This time, stepping into the No. 4 spot was Natasha Lange, who moved up from doubles and got a victory. “Natasha, I took her off of doubles and she played very well in singles so I’m really impressed with her play today,” Kalat said after the narrow 4-3 win. A marked sign of improvement can be seen just by comparing last year’s Northwest Catholic result to this one –

the Lady Knights lost in 2010, 6-1. Oddly, the Lady Knights came into the week with eight matches still to play, because of rain make-ups and the like. After rain washed Monday out, the match against Hall was moved to yesterday. Because of that, the team was left with eight matches on eight consecutive weekdays, starting this past Tuesday, barring rain cancellations. Then from there, it’s on to postseason. Citizen photo by Michael Guerrera

In her first full year of varsity tennis, sophomore Corinne Horanzy, serving, has been extremely steady in the No. 2 singles spot.

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Girls Tennis SHS 4, Northwest Catholic 3 The Lady Knights swept singles once again to garner the narrow victory, improving to 9-1 (2-1 CCC West). At No. 1 Emily Sherwill won 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, at No. 2 Corinne Horanzy won 6-3, 7-5, at No. 3 Courtney Race won 6-1, 6-3 and Natasha Lange won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 4. Farmington 6, SHS 1 Horanzy was the lone winner at No. 2 singles with the 63, 6-0 victory as the Knights dropped to 9-2 (2-2 CCC West).


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Softball SHS 14, Newington 3 Nicole Rossitto was a perfect 4-for-4 with a double and a triple and three RBIs as the win pushed Southington to 14-1 (9-0 CCC West). Jordyn Moquin tossed a one-hitter on the mound, striking out five and walking one and she also had two doubles and an RBI as part of a three-hit day. Brittney Cyr also had three hits, all singles, and an RBI. SHS 3, Conard 1 Michelle Sirois had a strong performance on the mound as the senior picked up another victory, allowing only two hits to lead the Lady Knights (15-1, 10-0 CCC West) to victory. Rossitto and Julia Bocek were both 2-for-3 – Rossitto tripled and scored twice, Bocek double and had two RBIs. Girls Lacrosse SHS 10, Berlin 3 Sarah Pelligrinelli scored four times and Madison Altwies and Gretchen Egan each scored twice leading the Lady Knights (4-4, 3-0 CCC South). Other scorers were McKenzie Watson and Micaila Dean. Sarah Falcetti made eight stops. SHS 11, East Catholic 5 Pelligrinelli had four more

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Carolyn Keal scores one of her four goals in the loss to Ridgefield scores and Egan had a pair of goals in the conference victory to improve to 5-4, 4-0 CCC South. Other scorers were Watson, Altwies, Taylor Hillard, Jackie Charamut and Carolyn Keal. Susie Marcoux made six saves. Ridgefield 20, SHS 9 In defeat, Keal scored four times and Pelligrinelli three as the Lady Knights dropped to an even 5-5. Altwies and Watson had the other goals and Marcoux made 12 stops.

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More importantly, this displays that the team has the ability to compete at the highest level if… “If we control the amount of errors, then we have an opportunity to be really successful,” the head coach explained. If the Knights won Wednesday at Maloney (result not available at press time), it’ll come down to Monday’s tilt with Glastonbury to sew up at least a share of another conference title. A Newington loss would give it to the Knights outright.

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Boys Lacrosse Simsbury 12, SHS 3 Jordan Chapman had a pair of goals and assisted on the third score, coming from Zack Wholley, as the Knights lost, dropping to 8-5 (1-2 CCC West). Goalie Billy Thomson gave a valiant effort, making 20 saves. SHS 12, Hall 11 Southington (9-5, 2-2 CCC West) bounced back, getting six goals from Matt Prezioso and three goals and four assists from Wholley to nab the narrow victory. Chapman had a goal and two assists

Boys Volleyball SHS 3, Bulkeley 0 Southington used a well-rounded attack to win 25-22, 2-19, 25-19 and improve to 11-2 (4-1 CCC South). Zac Nichols had eight kills, Mike Cannata, seven, Dan Carbone and James Palko, six each, and Jeff Kolb, five. Nichols added five blocks, Ryan Masters had 41 assists and Matt Macchi had 12 digs and 22 serve receives. SHS 3, Farmington 0 Nichols had 14 kills, Carbone had 11 and Cannata had nine as Southington swept the Indians 25-15, 25-24, 25-19 to move to 12-2 overall. Southington had 11 aces as a team, three each from Matt Russo, Peter Delbuno and Carbone. Nichols had 10 more blocks, Masters had 34 assists and 11 of Southington’s 54 and Macchi had 23 serve receives. Cannata had a good day passing as well with a team-leading 12 digs SHS 3, Newington 0 Carbone had 18 kills and Cannata had 11 to shoulder the load as the Knights won the crucial home match-up 25-18, 2511, 25-9 in the CCC South to improve to 13-2 (5-1 CCC South). Nichols and Russo each had nine blocks, Masters had 41 assists and Southington had 41 digs as a team.

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and Joe Gentile and Pat Reid each scored once. Thomson made 18 saves. Boys Tennis SHS 6, Northwest Catholic 1 Southington improved to 11-3, 2-2 CCC West as wins were earned everywhere except No. 1 singles. Winners were Stephen Murphy (6-2, 60), Keith Lebel (6-0, 6-2), Matt Downes (6-0, 6-0), Greg Zmarlicki/Joey Enright (6-0, 6-1), Jon Sadusky/Gary Beaumont (6-3, 7-5) and Chris Amnott/Nate Beaumont (6-3, 63). Farmington 6, SHS 1 James DiNello picked up the only victory, taking the No. 1 singles match 6-3, 6-3 as the Indians beat the Knights, dropping them to 11-4 (2-3 CCC West). Golf Simsbury 157, SHS 162 Kevin Twerago was the top scorer for Southington (2-4, 24 CCC West) with a 3-over par 37, followed by Jared DeGumbia (40), Aaron Skarzynski (41) and Jim Stylinski (44). Dave Valenkatonis rounded out the top five with a 44 of his own. SHS 162, Newington 165 Twerago and Stylinski both shot 39s at home to get past Newington, improving to 3-4 overall and in the CCC West. DeGumbia followed up those scores with a 40 and Valenkatonis shot a 44. Conard 161, SHS 168 Stylinski was the medalist, shooting a top score of a 38, but Southington (3-5, 3-5 CCC

West) dropped the road match-up. Also carding were Twerago (43), Valenkatonis (43) and Skarzynski (44). Outdoor Track Girls: Farmington 89, SHS 63 Erica Kosienski and Cherraine Davis were double winners as the Knights dropped

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The final tally was 76.5-73.5 in favor of the Indians. However, the loss doesn’t take away from solid individual performances, including a breakout of sorts from one of the team’s leaders. “Paul Oliva really finally showed what we’ve been anticipating this season,” Shea said of the sprinter. “He ran a 24.1 in the 200-meters, won the 200, won the 100-meter and we won the 4 x 100-meter relay so he won all the sprints he needed to.” It took the talented Oliva nearly a month and a half, as injuries contributed to a slower start than hoped. “I think he’s finally where he needs to be with all of the training we’ve done with him and he’s finally peaking,” Shea explained. The head coach said no matter the team success, the goal of the coaching staff was to get the team working towards a point where at the end of the season, they’re performing at the highest level. “Hopefully we’re peaking around conference/state time and that’s kind of what we wanted,” Shea said. With the regular season wrapped up this week, postseason is officially on the forefront. Shea said he expects his runners from the cross country season – Matt Walker, Tim Brown, Bryan Wilcox – to be the main athletes making some noise come postseason. “It’s more my distance guys that are going to be at the state level,” he said. According to Shea, he hopes Brown will break two minutes in the 800-meters and Walker and Wilcox will be under 10 minutes in the 3200-meters. Aside from the running vets, Shea said he’ll watch “some of the younger guys to maybe see what they can do in states.” He mentioned sophomore Travis Daly and freshman Jarrid Grimmett as two he’ll watch with a keen eye.

Outdoor Track Farmington 76.5, SHS 73.5 The Indians just snuck by the Knights, dropping the guys to 1-4. All three relays went the way of Southington – in the 4 x 800-meter relay the team of Nick Tumolo, Joe Pappalardo, Matt Walker and Tim Brown won (8:59); in the 4 x 100-meter relay the foursome of Joe Pesce, Nate Emery, Mike Sullivan and Paul Oliva won (47.0); and the 4 x 400-meter relay team won in 4:09. Individual winners were Oliva in the 100meter (11.4) and the 200-meters (24.1), Steve Maffiolini won the 400-meters, Travis Daly won the shot put (43-feet-5), Dan Snyder won the javelin (136-0), Brown won the 800-meters (2:01.6) and Bryan Wilcox won the 3200-meters (10:00).

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North — Majors Division April 25 White Sox 6, Pirates 5 (8) White Sox: Great pitching by Cody Lacasse and Ryan McIntyre. Tommy Skawinski hits a triple and scored to tie it. Mike Aberizk had the winning hit to score Lacasse for the winning run. Pirates: Great pitching by Dylan Dean and Keanan John. Dean also had two hits. April 26 Dodgers 4, A’s 2 Dodgers: Austin Baumann pitched four innings, struck out eight and gave up one earned run. Aaron Mallett scored the go-ahead run. A’s: AJ Mondo pitched well in the loss. David Huneger got a big hit. Jack Terray pitched well. April 27 Orioles 6, Braves 5 Orioles: The Orioles had great pitching from Jeremy Spooner and Will Barmore. Colin Burdette and Sal Magnano had big hits for the Orioles. Braves: Cameron Clynes and Jack Rivers pitched well in a close game. Jordan Silva had two RBIs with a clutch single. April 29 Angels 2, Marlins 1 Angels: Complete game pitched by John Mikosz. Great defense by Harrison Proch, RJ Taylor, Nick Daddona and Jake Romano. Two RBI hit by Jake Walacewicz May 1 Angels 7, A’s 5 Angels: Spectacular outfield catches by Ryan Montalvo, clutch hitting by Jake Walasewicz, Will Downes, Andrew Bauer and Nick Daddona. A’s: Joe Koczera pitched well for six innings and had two hits. Christian Gil had a hit. Evan D’Agostino had two hits. Coby Chambrello had a hit also. AJ

homerun. Austin Baumann pitched five innings with 9 strikeouts and 0 earned runs. Noah Tedeschi caught well and picked off a guy on first. Braves 9, Pirates 3 Braves: Jordan Silva pitched a full game and hat two hits. Dan Topper, Jack Rivers and Jacob Conte had multiple hits for the Braves. Pirates: Dylan Dean added two hits including a triple. May 3 White Sox 13, Braves 4 White Sox: Great pitching by Max Mongillo, Spencer McManus and Keegan Leahy. Ryan Flynn went 3-for-4 and Zack Burliegh hit a triple. Braves: Josh Panarella played good defense and Michael

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loss. Angels 11, Orioles 5 Angels: The hitting attack was led by Jacob Walasewicz, John Mikosz, RJ Taylor and Harrison Proch. Orioles: Kevin Byrnes scored twice for the Orioles. Sal Magnano and Gavin Stakey also had hits. West â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Majors Division May 8 Royals 10, Rangers 10 Anthony Degennaro blasted two homeruns for the Rangers who played the Royals to a 1010 tie in a game suspended due to darkness. Paul Schweiger, Josh Krochko and Tim Budnik had hits for the Royals. May 10 Tigers 13, Orioles 11 The Tigers overcame a 6-1

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Building Permits Patrick Turner, 223 Farmstead Road, shed, $3,900. Lola Specyalski, 51 Lawncrest Drive, roof, $4,000. Nick Tabellione, 221 Beechwood Drive, windows, $7,000. Daniel Bertzos, 27 Charles St., windows, $2,326. Christopher McKee, 945 W. Center St. Ext., swimming pool, $5,000. Calco Construction and Development, 15 Cortland Way, house, $85,000.

Calendar House Senior Center, 388 Pleasant St., roofing, $4,660. Matt Cusson, 537 Shuttle Meadow Road, remodeling, $29,000. Thomas Verchinski, 110 Wedgewood Road, renovation, $2,000. Yarde Metals, 189 Newell St., foundation, $268,000. Kiltonic, no first name given, 173 N. Summit St., roofing, $3,600.

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A new privately owned video game store has opened on the Southington/ Plainville town line at 1049 Queen St., Unit 4 in the Riverbend Plaza. The store is called Gaming Source and is owned by Ryan Nichols, a former resident of Southington and 1998 graduate of Southington High. Nichols is

offering new and used games, consoles and accessories. He also offers cosmetic modifications and repairs in house that are not available at the chain stores. For more information, contact Nichols at (860) 4799188 at the store or on his cell, (860) 808-9019.

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, May 20, 2011

Did you know? Kids don’t know and neither do parents Did you know a total of 28 percent of Southington ninth-graders report that they used alcohol in the 30 days prior to taking a student survey in March 2010? Did you know 34 percent of this same age group reported they rode with a driver who had been drinking? Did you know 38 percent threatened physical harm to someone in the 12 months prior to the survey? The many risks of teenage drinking include higher risk of growing alcohol dependency, impaired brain development and unintended lethal dose, not to mention other dangers related to risky teen age behavior. How safe is your child? The majority of kids involved in risky behavior are not troubled or problem kids. That’s right: Not all teenagers are drinking. In fact, less than 50 percent of teenagers do drink. But all kids are in situations that put them at risk every day, right here in your community. The Parent Committee of

S.T.E.P.S (Southington’s Town-wide Effort to Promote Success) will be at the St. Dominic Community Learning Center, 1050 Flanders Road, Southington, on Thursday, May 26, at 7 p.m., to speak to parents and caring family members of children in grades six though 12 who are concerned with the dangers of risky youth behavior. You will hear some startling facts on this subject but you will become more aware of the positive impact S.T.E.P.S. is making to bring about long-term change in our culture, one day at a time, one child at a time. Guest speakers include Susan Saucier, director of Southington Youth Services; Steven Nyerick, guidance director at Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School; and Sue Walbert, prevention specialist at Wheeler Clinic This is free. For count purposes, we would appreciate an RSVP to Mary Baker at (860) 919-5124 or e-mail . — E. Richard Fortunato


tion presented $20,000 from First Years First Fund to the Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington for the third year of the Family Resource Center. ECCS’s mission is to enhance early child care and education from birth to age eight; focusing on kindergarten transition and professional development. The Family Resource Center was established to fill an identified gap of coordinated resources and workshops for parents and families of young children.

Continued from page 10s $50,000 to support the museum’s education and outreach programs. Additional grants awarded in the health and human services arena benefited the Greater New Britain Teen Pregnancy Prevention/Pathways Senderos Center and the New Britain Food Security Collaborative. In the final round of grantmaking for 2010, the founda-





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SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE INVITATION TO BID TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PLANT DENITRIFICATION FACILITIES AIR RELEASE BASIN CONTRACT 2011-08 Sealed Bids for Construction of an Air Release Basin at the Southington Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP), Denitrification Facilities, Contract 2011-08, will be received at the office of the Town Manager, Town Hall, 75 Main Street, Southington, Connecticut 06489 until 10:00 a.m. local time on June 16, 2011 at which place and time said Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. The work includes construction of an Air Release Basin on an existing 36-inch denitrification effluent (DNE) pipeline, temporary bypass pumping and appurtenant work. Bid Security: Certified, treasurer’s or cashier’s check or bid bond in the sum of five (5) percent of the value of the bid. Drawings and other Contract Documents may be examined only at the office of AECOM, Inc., Construction Services Department, 701 Edgewater Drive, Wakefield, MA 01880 and may be examined and obtained, at the office of the Town Engineer, Town Hall, 75 Main Street, Southington, Connecticut 06489; $50.00 deposit required. A non-refundable postage and handling fee of $20.00 (payable to the Town of Southington) will be charged for each set of documents requested by mail. Successful bidder must furnish 100 percent Performance Bond and 100 percent Labor and Materials Bond. State of Connecticut public works employment laws are applicable. Any contract or contracts awarded under this invitation for bids are expected to be funded in part by the State of Connecticut, (Department of Environmental Protection). Neither the State of Connecticut nor any of its departments, agencies or employees is or will be a party to this invitation for bids or any resulting contract. This procurement will be subject to regulations contained in 22a-482-4(h) (j) and (o) of the regulations of Connecticut State Agencies. NONDISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT Bidders on this work will be required to comply with the President’s Executive Order No. 11246 and Governor’s Executive Order Nos. 3 and 17 and any amendments or supplements to that Executive Order. The requirements for bidders and contractors under this order are explained in the specifications. MBE/WBE SUBCONTRACT PARTICIPATION ON CLEAN WATER FUND CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS The requirement for MBE/WBE subcontract participation expressed as a percentage of the total contract amount, shall be a minimum of 8.0 percent with the following makeup: ______________________________________________ MINORITY..................................................................... 3.0 FEMALE........................................................................ 5.0 ______________________________________________ Failure to meet or exceed the required percentage shall render a bid non-responsive and cause the rejection of the bid. Within fourteen (14) calendar days after bid opening, the apparent low bidder shall complete and submit to the Owner the Subcontractor Verification Forms provided in Section 01069, State Requirements, within the contract documents, along with corresponding MBE/WBE certification for each subcontractor. Failure to submit these documents by the close of business of the fourteenth calendar day after bid opening will result in the bid being deemed non-responsive and cause the rejection of the bid. Within fourteen (14) calendar days after the execution of the Prime Contract, two executed copies of the MBE/WBE subcontract must be submitted to the Owner, who must then submit one copy to DEP as demonstration of compliance with this directive. No payment requests will be processed by DEP until the executed copies of the subcontracts are on file in the DEP office. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, should the Owner deem it to be in the public interest to do so. The Town of Southington is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Minority, women-owned and/or disadvantaged business are encouraged to submit bids and participate as general or sub-contractors. TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT Garry Brumback Town Manager


Friday, May 20, 2011 — The Southington Citizen PUBLIC/ LEGAL NOTICES

SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE Public Auction by open bid will be held on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @ 2:30 PM at “SOUTHINGTON SUPER STORAGE, LLC” located @ 493 Old Turnpike Road, Plantsville, CT all the personal property stored in its facility, by: Bryan Pereyo in Unit #378 [10x15]: Appliances, Furniture Larry Petrocelli in Unit #401 [5x10]: Household, Furniture John C. Tricarico - Unit #208 [5x15]: Household Said sale under Section 42164 of CT State Statutes. Terms of Sale: Cash bidding begins promptly @ 2:30 PM. Storage Auction Solutions, as Agent for Southington Super Storage, LLC” Southington Super Storage, LLC reserves the following rights: (1) to bid at the public auction; (2) to refuse any and all bids; (3) to cancel the auction at any time for any reason. Cash or certified checks only accepted.

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

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SOUTHINGTON INLAND WETLANDS AGENCY LEGAL NOTICE At their regular meeting held on May 5, 2011 the Southington Inland Wetlands Agency voted to take the following actions: A. APPROVED – IW #1188, Application of Michael Fortin seeking to remove woody debris and sediment from a drainage channel. Property located at 123 Anne Road. Dated this 6th day of May, 2011 David J. Lavallee Environmental Planner SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON PUBLIC HEARING The Town Council of the Town of Southington will hold a Public Hearing at the Southington Town Hall Council Chambers, 75 Main Street, Southington, Connecticut, on Monday, May 23, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. to consider applications submitted for the Neighborhood Assistance Program under Connecticut General Statutes 12-631 through 12638, as amended by Public Act No. 95-268. Pursuant to the above statutes, the Department of Revenue Services is authorized to extend certain corporate tax credits to business firms, subject to such taxes, for investing in duly approved programs; and said act can be beneficial to numerous worthwhile local programs. The Town of Southington will conduct a Public Hearing for the purposes of identifying such programs and the Town Council will take action on these proposals at its Regular Meeting following this Public Hearing. Dated at Southington, Connecticut, this 13th day of May, 2011. TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON Garry Brumback Town Manager

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SOUTHINGTON ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS LEGAL NOTICE The Southington Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Council Chambers, 75 Main Street, 2nd floor, Southington, Connecticut for the following purposes: A. A P P E A L # 5 8 5 0 A , Application of Michael Miller & Greg Maloney for special exception approval to allow applicant to apply to the State of Connecticut for a restaurant liquor license under Sections 4-03.32A, 11-04 & 1505 of the Zoning Regulations, 1678 a.k.a. 1672 Meriden-Waterbury Road, property of Southington Center Ltd. in a B zone. B. A P P E A L # 5 8 5 1 A , Application of Mark Zommer for a side yard variance to 1’ where 30’ is required for an ice cream sales area under Sections 7A-00, 9-00 & 15-04 of the Zoning Regulations, 83 West Main Street, property of Rick A. & Joanne Rice in an I-2 zone. C. A P P E A L # 5 8 5 2 A , Application of Unico Italian Festival Committee for special exception approval to host their annual Italian Festival July 29-31, 2011 under Sections 4-01.31 & 15-05 of the Zoning Regulations, lower Center Street area, property of Town of Southington & others in a CB & I-2 zone. Dated this 10th day of May, 2011 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS ROBERT SALKA, CHAIRMAN

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SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE The Southington Public School System is accepting bids for Student and Athletic Insurance 2011-BID-15. Bids may be obtained online at Purchasing Department then Bids and RFPs. Sealed bids are due on or before 2:30 p.m. EDST, June 7, 2011 at which time they will be opened publicly.

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LOST & FOUND LOST dog, small,white and light brown dog (French Papillion) lost at 10 PM on Monday 5/16/ near Four Rod Road and Norton. Dog’s name is Mickey. If found or seen please call right away: (860) 518-4884. LOST: Grey and white long haired Maine Coon cat, spayed female. Answers to the name of “Trouble”. Vicinity of Diamond Ave, Plainville. If found, please call (860) 747-5046


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FORD TAURUS SES 2002 LOADED. LOW MILES $5,995 Stock# 11437A

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Roofing, Siding & Gutters Residential/Commerical. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084 ROOFS R US Resid/comm. Repairs also. Windows, Siding, Seamless gutters, we beat any quote. Family owned since ‘49. Member BBB. 203-715-8850 #573358 Credit/ Debit cards accepted.

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

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

2000 Shamrock 21' Camper Sleeps 7. Newer tires & battery. A/C. Heater, outside stove. $5,000. Call Terry 860-628-2981

TOP SOIL SAND & FILL BEAUTIFUL FARM FRESH Screened Top Soil. Fill, Sand & Stone, Mulch. Picked up or delivered. No minimum. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846

2004 PALOMINO 21' Ultra Lite Hybrid Camper w/slide. Heat/AC, fridge/freezer, full bath & more! Sleeps 6. Excellent Condition! $8,900 or best offer. 860-621-7512

HAZELWOOD EXCAVATING Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.


GOT STUMPS? Stump grinding done at reasonable prices. Extra discount for 3 or more. Call (203) 671-8950



Nissan Rogue 2008

Limited, Leather, Sunroof $20,692 Stock# C7078 (203) 237-5561

SL, AWD, Sunroof $18,994 Stock# C7058 (203) 237-5561

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BOUNCING PONY FARM A Safe Learning Experience. Lessons /Summer Fun Program call: Deb @ 203.927.6189

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

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LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 30 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775

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


SLT Cab w/Cap. 4x4, 6 Cylinder. 38,445 mi. #9535P $14,990

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


A1 QUALITY ROOTER SEWER/DRAIN CLEANING SERVICE Family owned & operated since 1981. John Rees 203-235-8504, 860-223-1197 or 203-294-1421

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FAHEY PLUMBING Hometown plumber for 34 years. All calls answered & appts kept. Please call Rick at 203-235-1383 ● 203-694-9272

(4) MCRAFT Courser A/T2 M&S 31x10:50 R15 tires. Used 4000 mi. Original price $534.16. Now $200 or best offer. Call (203) 237-6497 89 Chevy s10 4x4 rearend $100. More parts. Call William after 5.00pm 203-213-5779



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

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CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT Siding Roofing Windows Remodeling Decks Gutters Addtions Credit Cards Accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455

ROOFING & Repairs, Flat/ Shingle, Siding, Windows, Decks, Flooring, Painting, Carp. Lic & Ins. #572776 CALL BEN (203) 200-9861

FORD 1990 E350 Club Wagon, El Dorado 10 passenger van with wheelchair lift. 33,000 miles, $500/OBO. For info. Call 203237-8815 x 307.

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

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

Cars Starting At $199 Down 24 month/24000 Miles Warranty Tax, Title, Fees Additional Apply Now Jack 1-866-879-1616

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PETS & LIVESTOCK BULLDOGS, Frenchie, Chihuahuas, Yorkie, Shih-Tzu, Labradoodle, Poms, Boston Terrier. Cane Corso, Blue Pit, Poodle mixes, Dachsunds, Bull Mastiff. German Shepherds. $350+. 860-930-4001 HORSE LOVERS EXCEPTIONAL Riding opportunity in exchange for 6-8 hours per week. AM and PM time needed. Call: 203-272-6593

PETS & LIVESTOCK TERRIER MIX-1yr, raised in home w/kids, housebroken, upto-date shots, health guaranteed. Adorable, playful & affectionate female, black & white, smooth coat, short-haired, dog crate, has micro-chip, neutered great markings. Looking for solid home, fenced yard. Refs please. Schedule appts to see 203-686-1570.

LAWN & GARDEN LAWN Tractor, 11 hp, good running condition. $300 or best offer. Call (203) 238-3131


JET DRUM SANDER PUGGLE. 12 month old Female. Current shots. Spayed. Good w/other dogs and kids. House broken. asking $550.00 203910-0729

SUMMER HORSE PROGRAMS Mon-Thurs. 9am-12pm $200 Weeks Available: June 27, July 4, July 18, Aug. 1, Aug. 22. Rap-A-Pony Farms 203-265-3596

SUMMER RIDING PROGRAMS Rosehaven Stables, LLC Meriden 203-238-1600

Model 10-20 Plus REDUCED TO $300 (203) 238-2460

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES MOVING SALE Mahogany King Size Sleigh BR; Queen sleeper, L.S. & Recliner w/tables. Dining Rm w/ Hutch, Ethan Allen 3 pc Wall Unit; Set of Cherry Queen Anne Tables, Cherry 6 ft. Curio; Never used Camelback Couch, Oak Desk w/Computer, so much more. Everything in A-1 Shape. (203) 238-3836 SEARS Stackable washer/electric dryer. Clean/gently used. Perfect for apt or condo. $250 OBO (203) 676-9205 SOFA & LOVESEAT -matching set olive green w/pillows, wood frame around the edges. Exc cond! $400 FIRM DRESSER-black w/5 drawers & night stand w/2 drawers. Good cond! $40/OBO COFFEE TABLE-beige, rectangular w/glass, on wheels. Good cond! $30/OBO 203-935-1049 SONY Big TV 32 inch, $175 Black desk, $150 Black dresser draw, $150 Call 203-235-0875

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE CARPENTER Tools, over 20 power tools: drills, circular saws, sanders, etc. All very good cond. $1500. firm for all. (203) 317-1859 after 1pm

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE CARPET 9x12 bound Beige. In like new condition. $25 TV/ Microwave cart, 2 door cabinet below. 34”H. $15 203-272-7792

JET DRUM SANDER Model 10-20 Plus REDUCED TO $300 (203) 238-2460 MFG./MACHINES FOR SALE: Kurak: KV2000 Vertical Machining Center (x= 78 1/2 y= 31 1/2 z= 31 1/2 travels.) Torit VS3000 7.5 HP, Dust Collector; Atlas Copco 10 HP GA7 air compressor. All excellent condition. Call (203) 272-4899 for further info.

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT NESTOR MARTIN CAST IRON COAL OR WOOD STOVE - Very attractive, glass front door, 3 feed doors, self feeding coal chute and 2 heat exchangers included. $1100. 860-628-2469 or 860-919-7171


WANTED TO BUY Always Buying 1 Item to the Entire Contents of Estates Antique, Gold, Costume Jewelry, Furniture & So Forth. Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 S. Orchard St. Wallingford. 203-379-8731 or 203-284-3786 Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm


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


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


MERIDEN- Renovated 1BR Crown Village W/W, appls, washer/dryer on-site, balcony, heat incld, parking. $725/mo. 2mo security. 203-634-9149 PLAINVILLE-1BR, appls, parking, storage, swimming pool. Quiet area. I-84 access. $700/month. Avail 6/1. Call 860-620-0598

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

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

Flanders West Apts Southington

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

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


DRUM LESSONS Beginner - Intermediate

Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome

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


$$$ CA$H $$$ Estate sale service provided. Seeking: Antiques, Meridenmade items, lamps, paintings. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025



(203) 668-2924

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


MERIDEN- Small 2BR house with garage, deck, basement. No utils. $1000. Call (203) 6300636 after 5


MERIDEN East Side Condo 2BR. Fully applianced. No pets. No smoking. $875 (203) 235-4853

Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

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

Only $950 L & E PROPERTY Management offers Meriden - 1, 2, 3 & 4BR apts Newly Renovated! Avail. Immed. 203-938-3789 MER 1BR, 2nd fl, hdwd flrs, heat, hot water, elec incld. W. Side, refrig, stove incld. $950/mo+sec. Call 203-6303823 12pm-8pm MER 2 BR 1st Fl apt. Large kitchen. Renovated, appliances, AC, coin op laundry. Heat & HW incl. No pets. $925/mo + sec. (203) 626-2320 MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. East Side, 3rd flr 2RMs, $190/wk+sec. 1BR, 3rd fl, $845/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm 203630-3823 or

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

Call Now!

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

MERIDEN -1 ROOM Private Bath. Clean. Stove, fridge. Broad Street. No pets. 2 mos security. Credit check req. $450. Call 203-284-0597


MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

MERIDEN -WALLINGFORD LINE Large, 2 BR Luxury Condo. Laundry. No pets. $900 + utilities Call 203-245-9493

MERIDEN 1 BR, 2 BR & Studio Starting at $595 per month. Heat & HW incl. Off street parking 203-886-7016

MERIDEN 1 & 2 BR Apartments Available. Clean. Hardwood floors. Spacious. Off street parking, extra storage, section 8 approved. $800-$1,000. Contact 203-379-0454

MERIDEN 1 BR, Broad Street. Near monument. Skylight, Sunken DR & Kitchen. Hdwd flrs. Decorative FP, Garage. $750. Call 203-272-6593 evenings.


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2 BR Starting at $800 Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN 151 Hobart St. 2BR, new cabinets and flooring. Credit & refs. $750/mo. Pets negotiable. Call (203) 980-1456 MERIDEN 1BR. New kitchen & updated bathrm, hdwd fl, off st parking. Fresh paint. New appls Prvt porch. Laundry. Starting at $595. Jonah 203-430-0340 MERIDEN 2 BR, 1st FL - $850. 1 BR, 3rd Fl. $700. Good loc. Newly Remodeled. Off-st parking. Appls. No pets. WD Hkup, Sec 8 appr. Call 203-379-7817 MERIDEN 2 BR. 53 Washington St. 2nd Fl. Newly painted. Quiet building. Coin operated laundry. No pets. $750/month + 2 mos sec. 203-494-2147 MERIDEN MOVE IN SPECIAL Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841

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MERIDEN- 2BR, 3rd Fl. Like new. 5 rooms. HW flrs, new kit & bath, new appls, $750 + utils, 1 mo. sec. Call 203-223-0755

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MERIDEN-1BRS. apt, $700 & up. No pets. All appliances & hot water incl. 1 1/2 mo. sec. Coin op laundry. 1095 Old Colony Rd. 203-581-3620

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MERIDEN-2BR apt. Nice area w/parking. $825/mo. incl. fridge, stove & w/d hkup, coin op. w/d. Storage area. No utils, pets or smoking. 1 yr lease. Cr. check & refs. req’d. Sec & 1st mo. rent. 203-608-8348


Friday, May 20, 2011 — The Southington Citizen APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN-3BR 2nd flr & 3rd flr. Liberty St. Recently renovated Stove & refrig, W/D hkup, offst parking, yard, storage. Sect 8 appr’d. $1100. 203-506-6398 MERIDEN. 1 BR $550/mo plus utils. Studio $450/mo plus util. On busline, no pets. Call 203982-3042 MERIDEN. 1, 2 & 3 BR apts avail. Sec & ref required. Call Ray Valenti, Remax Professionals for details (203) 238-1977 MOVE IN SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $695/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric included. Private balcony. 1 month free rent. Ask for details. Call for info 203-639-4868



AGC Job Fair

BERLIN/Kensington. Brand new wood construction, cement floor, 32’x20’, 9’x9’ garage door, functioning windows. $550. (860) 930-4001 SOUTH MERIDEN-8600SF retail exposure, nice offices, showers, loading dock, drive in roll up door & more. Only $2,000 or best offer. Call 203-443-0819


9am -12pm Friday, May 20 Department of Labor 85 West Main St., Meriden Several Warehouse Openings.

Alarm Dispatcher WALLINGFORD -$199,900 This charming house sits on a dead end st. Includes 4BRs, 2BAs, eat in kit, screened in porch walk out bsmt. Yard is fenced in. Great starter home! Call Toni 203-265-5618

SUMMER BROOK APTS Recently Remodeled 1BR - $725, 2 BR - $850-$875, 3BR - $1050 Incl. heat, HW, off st parking Income Guidelines Apply Applications can be obtained at 35CC Darling St. Southington 860-621-1700 EHO Financed by CHFA Creative Management & Realty Co., Inc. WALLINGFORD - (2) 1BR apts. No utils. $775 & $875/mo. 37 Academy St. Call 203-641-3182 WALLINGFORD -2 BR, 2nd FL, 4 Rms. Recently remodeled. Stove & refrig, carpeting, hookups, porches. No smoking. No pets. $895 + sec. 860-663-1389 WALLINGFORD 2 bdrm, 1’st floor, new hardwood, carpet, windows, paint & refrigerator. Washer-dryer hookup. Offstreet parking, nice yard, Choate Vicinity, convenient location, No pets. Available now, $925.00 per month plus security. Call (203) 640-6308 WALLINGFORD 2nd Fl Remodeled. New bath, kit & flrs. 2 BR. WD. Stove, refrig. Glassed-in porch. Garage extra. $850. Owner/Agent 203-269-7348 WALLINGFORD-Lg. 2BRs, 43 Church St, $1095. Studio, 60 Center St, HW incl. $695. MERIDEN - 1BR, heat & HW incl., 9 Guiel Place, $775; Call 203-376-2160 or 203-213-6175

CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE MERIDEN-$299,999 Unique 4BR, 2 bath Cape feel of a Colonial, Cul-De-Sac, New stainless steel appliances, freshly painted open floor plan, first floor Mst, large bedrooms. Call Al 203-265-5618

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

WALLINGFORD $269,900 What a lovely home. 4BR, 2BA, newer C/Air and roof. FP in LR, sunden DR, 1car under garage, circular driveway, over 1600 sqft all on .43 acre, quiet street. Call Kathy 203-265-5618

NORTH HAVEN Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV, furn’d. Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333 SOUTHINGTON 1 Rm available. $135/wk Good home, good neighborhood. 860-620-0852

WANTED TO RENT SEEKING 4 or 5 Room House or 1st Fl Apartment. Have section 8. Quiet, clean, with one cat, trained. Call (203) 238-9756

STORES & OFFICES FOR RENT PLANTSVILLE - Small office or business building. 2400 sf. Central air, detached garage. For rent or for sale. Call (860) 621-2693

WALLINGFORD $58,000 Two BR, 1BA. with C/A, hardwood floors, newer appliances. Laurel View Park agent 203-284-8121 WALLINGFORD $83,900 Two BR, 1BA. HW floors, c/a, Large kitchen with ss kitchen appliances, granite counter tops. Laurel View Park Owner/agent at 203-284-8121 YALESVILLE In Loring Court, an over 55 adult park. A 1988 14’x52’, 1 BR, 1 Bath. CA, full patio awning and storage shed. Asking $59,900. Also available 3 new lots. Pick your own floor plan for new home. Call Bill Loring, Park Owner for more info 203-269-8808


ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or MERIDEN. Room for rent, all util, share kit, bath & LR. Washer & dryer, off st parking. $125/week. 2 wks sec. $50 key dep. (203) 605-8591

MERIDEN Spring Village Phase 2. New 1726 SF. Townhouse w/3BR, 2.5BA, huge LR, 2 car gar, trek deck. Starts at $220,000. Galleria RE Call 203-671-2223. MERIDEN Sterling Village Townhouse. 2 BR, 1.5 baths. Finished basement. New kitchen with maple cabinets, stainless steel appliances, silestone counters. New rear slider to 10x10 deck in enclosed yard. Ceiling fans in all rooms. Interior storm windows. $152,500. Call Sue (203) 687-5128


SOUTHINGTON - Brick Ranch For Sale By Owner 3 bed. 2 1/2 baths. Granite counters. Attached 1-car garage. Central air. Deck. Two Fireplaces. Half finished basement with extra Kitchen, Wine cellar. Could be a In law Apartment. $299,999.(860)-426-0055

WALLINGFORD $99,900 3BR slab home in need of EXTENSIVE rehab or tear down. Structural crack in foundation. Value in land. Nice lot, 2car garage. Eastside neighborhood. Li n da 2 0 3 - 2 6 5 - 5 6 1 8


Accounting Clerk (Part-time) Seeking a Part-time Accounting Clerk for our downtown Southington, CT non-profit office. Great location and parking. Flexible schedule of 20 hours per week. Applicants must have Quick Books and Constituent Relationship Management database experience. Donation Tracker, payroll and office management a plus. Please send your resume with minimum hourly salary requirement to PO Box 546, Southington, CT 06489.

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PT Fri 3pm-11pm; Saturday 11pm-7am; Sunday 3pm-11pm. Every other wknd. Exc communication skills & computer knowledge a must. Will train. Send resume only to: Monitor Controls, Inc. 178-180 Center Street Wallingford, CT 06492 Attn: Central Station Manager or fax 203-294-0811 DIESEL Mechanic needed for construction company. Fax resume to 203-265-2792 EXPERIENCED Office person needed. Must have strong computer, people and organizational skills. Full Time. Fax Resume to 203-265-2792. GARDEN CENTER HIRING Helper- Must have plant knowledge and be able to lift 40 lbs and work outdoors. Retail experience preferred. Cashier experience helpful. Skid Steer Operator-Must be experienced and able to work weekends and outdoors in all weather . Fax resume to 203-265-2792

HELP WANTED EXPERIENCED TAILOR or SEAMSTRESS Full Time or Part Time Call (203) 245-9381 Ask for Lena LINE COOK/KITCHEN HELP needed. Italian Pizza restaurant. Experience Necessary. FT/PT. Se habla espanol. 203-996-1959 MANAGER/CSR Needed for a Large Property and Casualty Insurance Agency. License preferred, however will train qualified candidate. Must have excellent interpersonal and computer skills. Please send resume to: P.O. Box 927, Wallingford, CT 06492 PART-TIME PL Ins CSR needed. CT P&C Lic & exp req. TAM a plus. Email resume: PART-TIME pool attendant. Nights & wknds. Must have transport. Fax resume to (203) 235-0234. No phone calls. Maier Property Management. PET Sitting svc. hiring pet lovers for 6AM-9PM, flex. & weekend hrs. Earn $12+ caring for pets. Must have refs, car & exp. Restaurant

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Part Time Accounts Payable Administrator (Job Share position) Choate Rosemary Hall, a nationally and internationally recognized independent secondary school is seeking a part-time Accounts Payable Administrator in the Financial Office, Monday-Friday, approximately 12-18 hours/week, yearround. This position is responsible for the timely and accurate processing of all accounts payable invoices and employee reimbursements, review employee’s credit card expense reports, prepare month-end and year-end journal entries, and other accounting duties. Candidate must have a minimum of 3 years experience in all phases of an automated accounts payable function, the ability to successfully coordinate multiple priorities and have excellent organization and communication skills. The successful candidate must be available to work additional hours ads needed. Please send resume with a cover letter including salary history to: Human Resources, Choate Rosemary Hall 333 Christian Street Wallingford, CT 06492 or email to

Most positions in our steel plant require moderate to heavy lifting and can be physically demanding including working in extreme temperatures. We offer competitive pay and benefits including Health Insurance and 401K Plan. Individuals interested in learning more about Nucor Steel Connecticut should register at and enter NSCTP4 Individuals who register should be prepared to complete a brief questionnaire. Previous registrants will need to take the questionnaire again to be considered. The registration period ends May 18, 2011. Responses to the questionnaire will determine who receives an instructional letter regarding scheduled testing. Each individual should submit only one questionnaire related to this job posting.

Nucor is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

Grand Opening!


Production We are looking for candidates who are willing to work rotating shifts which would require working both day and night shifts in a drug free environment.

Nucor Steel Connecticut does not accept unsolicited resumes. No phone calls please.

General All depts hiring in Southington and New Office in Meriden. FULL COMPANY TRAINING FT & PT work available Customer Service Sales Service Packing

Nucor Steel Connecticut, Inc., a division of the nation's largest steel and steel products manufacturer and largest recycler is seeking to assemble a hiring pool of qualified applicants for entry level jobs in:

Now Hiring EXPERIENCED COOKS! Apply in person daily, 2pm - 4pm AT: 270 New Britain Ave in Plainville At Applebee¹s you will enjoy: Flexible Hours, Competitive Pay, Extensive Training & Meal Discounts. Let’s Work Together! EOE SEEKING Experienced E-2 Licensed Electrician & Apprentice with minimum 2 years experience. Residential, Industrial, Commercial. Competitive wages and benefits package. (203) 272-9521. EOE SUMMER JOB FAIR! Meriden Food Service and Basketball programs hiring for 10-25 hrs per week June 23-Aug 18th. Morning and afternoon shifts. Must be 18 yrs or older and enjoyworking with people. Job Fair will be held Thurs May 26th, 3pm-6pm at New Opportunities of Meriden, 74 Cambridge St, Meriden. For directions or more information, please call 203-235-0278 ext 24. TELESALES Rep Growing company seeking energetic outbound salespersons. Computer exp nec. Candidates must have sales experience and a nose for the close. Forward resumes to UNITED INDUSTRIAL SERVICES One of the premier environmental contracting firms in the northeast has immediate openings for Class A CDL Drivers. Tanker & HazMat endorsements are req’d. Attractive benefit package offered. Call our job hotline 866-896-5794 or send resume to apps@ EOE WAITSTAFF Day & night shifts available. Exp’d only. Apply in person: Athenian II Diner, 864 Washington St, Route 66, Middletown.

MEDICAL CAREERS Per Diem Therapeutic Recreation Director Miller Memorial Community, Meriden's choice for excellence in senior residential Healthcare services, seeks a qualified, compassionate, energetic T.R.D. to join our professional team. Hours include some evenings and weekends; responsibilities include assisting the T.R.D. Manager with planning & recreational programs for residents of long term care and short term rehabilitation facility, created by Miller's T.R. Department. Minimum requirements: T.R. certification and/or an Associate's Degree in T.R. or related field, plus two years or more of long term care experience. Dementia Programming Experience preferred. Drug testing and criminal background check required. If you are willing to go the extra mile for your patients and are truly interested in person-centered care, please apply to:

Personnel Manager Miller Memorial Community, Inc. 360 Broad St., Meriden, CT 06450 Fax 203.630.3714 or email: EOE REGISTERED NURSE Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care, a faith-based home health care agency serving central Connecticut, is seeking a Registered Nurse to work in its care of the sick program. Home care experience preferred. Benefits. Competitive salary. For more info., call 203 238-1441.

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SUPERVISOR OF THERAPY SERVICES FT for Homecare agency to oversee, supervise, & coordinate the CT Therapy Team. Must be licensed PT, OT or ST! Fax Resume ATTN: Deb Johnson-Ceccolini to 203-469-0526 or apply online


The Southington Citizen — Friday, May 20, 2011



New Experiences YMCA CAMP SLOPER

Day camp is about learning outside of school, exploring and appreciating the outdoors, developing new skills, making friends and showing leadership. YMCA Camp Sloper provides new experiences and teaches new skills all summer long and a safe and supervised environment.

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FOR PERSONAL GROWTH YMCA Naciwonki Summer Adventures

YMCA CAMP SLOPER OPEN HOUSE DATES Meet the staff, learn about the program and check out the facility:

May 21, from 10 am to 2 pm June 8, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm YMCA Camp Sloper A Branch of the Southington Community YMCA 1000 East Street, Southington, CT 06489 860-621-8194

While being away from the routine at home youth have a chance to develop confidence and independence by taking on new responsibilities and challenges. Naciwonki in reverse is “I know I can” ... give your child their chance to grow this summer at YMCA Naciwonki Summer Adventures! Program held at the YMCA Main facility at 29 High Street!

YMCA Naciwonki Summer Adventures - for children entering K-5th grade. 8 - One week sessions beginning June 27! Before and After care available. Registration has already begun at the YMCA Learning Center on 30 High Street. Call Meg Rosin at 860-426-9547 for details.

ition d a r T d ure an t n rd! e a v y d k c A a , Fun own b r u o y right in Also coming this summer at our YMCA Learning Center!

KINDERGARTEN, HERE WE COME! A Pre-K readiness program. Y-TIME, A DROP-IN Child Care summer program. Call Ami at 860-426-9542 for details! 1203035

YMCA Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Financial Assistance available for qualifying individuals and families. The YMCA is a non-profit 501-C (3) organization.

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The Southington Citizen published 5-20-2011