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Volume 8, Number 21

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Students get to stepping for Walk/Bike to School Day By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen

For the second year in a row, Activate Southington sponsored its Walk/Bike to School Day for Southington’s middle schools. Both DePaolo and Kennedy middle school students got to enjoy a crisp, clear May morning as they hopped on their bikes or marched their way to school grounds. Children were escorted by chaperones — popular Connecticut mascots such as Rocky the Rock Cat

at DePaolo; or Pucky the Whale at JFK. Activate Southington is a town-wide program to promote healthy lifestyles that incorporate exercise and healthy dieting. However, some students, like DePaolo eighth-grader David Pangbora might not need as much guidance. “I ride every day,” Pangbora said. He was one of the first students to roll in on a bicycle to kick off the morning. About three or four other students rode in on bikes, while the rest walked.

Students had the option to walk or bike from home, or meet at designated spots to walk with other students and chaperones. DePaolo students met at Memorial Park, and students of JFK met at the Plantsville Town Green. DePaolo eighth-grader Amanda Thompson said she walks to school on a regular basis, adding that it helped to wake her. “If you look around, everyone seems to be more awake,” she said. She added that the day gave her an opportunity to See Walk, page 7

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Southington schools keep up support for veterans By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen

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Southington High School held its 29th annual art exhibition on May 14. Senior Shannan Colon, right, who won a first place award for her artwork, stands with her mother, Kathy, next to two of her oil paintings.

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Pucky the Whale, mascot for the Connecticut Whale, leads students of Kennedy Middle School from the Plantsville Town Green.

Southington public schools recently pulled together to initiate a fundraiser to benefit the Connecticut Fisher House, based in North Haven. The Fisher House Foundation exists to build comfort homes for veterans and their families during a medical crisis so they can stay close while undergoing treatment. A new Fisher House is scheduled to be built on the campus of the Veterans Affairs

Healthcare System in West Haven and funds are being collected. During the week of May 14-18, every homeroom in the district was given packages of Fisher House bracelets to sell for $2 each. Students went out and sold (or bought) the bracelets and all the proceeds will go to the Fisher House. In the one week span, 2,000 bracelets were sold, reeling in $4,000. The bracelets were supplied free of charge by the Creed Law Firm, so no money was needed to even get the

fundraiser going. “The kids were excited to get their bands and wear them proudly,” said Flanders Elementary School teacher

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, May 25, 2012

K of C honors Rosemary Champagne in Relay for Life benefit By E. Richard Fortunato Special to The Citizen

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The American Legion Auxiliary, Kiltonic Unit 72, 68 Main St., needs help in a collection for troops. There will be approximately 400 soldiers throughout Connecticut being deployed to Afghanistan beginning Saturday, June 2. Items for care packages will be put together and the following items are needed: shampoo, body lotion, body powder, foot powder (travel size or lightly larger), lip balm, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, gum, hard candies, baby wipes (travel size), Power Bars, power drink mixes, beef jerky, small packages of tissue, dental floss, travel games, trail mix, jelly beans, Altoids or mints, and playing cards. A box will be placed at the main entrance of the legion on Memorial Day, May 28.

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The Southington Education Foundation has elected officers to its 2012 Executive Board, with Dawn A. Miceli serving as the organization’s chairwoman. Miceli, the communications coordinator at Hamden Hall Country Day School and a Southington town councilor, has committed to bringing a greater awareness of the SEF and its mission to instill a love of

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Artists take work curbside for unique showing By Brandi Sabato Special to the Citizen

outlets to publicize the event, and it turned out pretty well. We definitely learned a thing or two from throwing this first event, and we are excited and ready to start planning our second ‘Art in the Yard’ for the end of this summer. We are striving for it to be bigger and better, and in the meantime, we will continue our work to bring the arts to the foreground in the community,” she said. To learn more about Arts Happenings, find them on Facebook: www.Facebook. com/ArtsHappenings.

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The Team Rainbow Designs booth at Art in the Yard.

Tag sale Southington Animal Rescue is having a tag sale fundraiser on Saturday, June 2, from 8 a.m. to noon, at 991 S. Main St. In the last year alone, this group of volunteers has rescued more than 30 cats, dogs, kittens, and the occasional rabbit...all from Southington streets. This hard working group gets the animals vet care, fosters them, and finds loving owners to adopt them. They rely solely on donations. Stop by and help the group continue their great work. If anyone has items to donate or would like to help, call Ginny at (860) 620-0434.

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On May 12, Arts Happenings, a grassroots independent organization, sponsored “Art in the Yard: An Outdoor Art Showing & Sale.” The organization’s mission is to inspire personal growth through the arts by providing opportunities for education, exploration, enrichment and experience. The event was a unique opportunity for independent artists throughout the state and region to showcase and sell their work to the public. This was the first event of its kind in the Southington area, and Arts Happenings’ cofounder Lynn Flaherty is proud of the turnout and results. “We went into this event not knowing what the outcome would be, but we knew that we put a ton of effort in, and that something positive would come out of it. We had a pretty good turnout, and all

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To help balance the supply and demand, they are making a focused appeal this month for donations of the following staple items in the family diet: cereals, tuna fish, peanut butter and jelly, macaroni and cheese and pasta products. These items are not only in high demand but their availability from Food Share and their cost limit the quantities attainable. Consequently, there’s a more urgent emphasis this month on the call for these foods with the hope of “catching up” or closing the gap between supply and de-

honor those who’ve made the supreme sacrifice for our country and those who continue to put their lives on the line every day.” Donations may be delivered to the Southington Food Pantry, 91 Norton St., Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Advance calls can be made to (860) 628-3761 to help ensure a quick and easy giving experience.

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Walk Continued from page 1 walk with her friends, and the recognition from adults was nice, too. “It’s cool they’re all recognizing how we do the walking and are promoting it,” Thompson said. Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA Execu-

tive Director John Myers walked in with the students, and expressed his satisfaction with having so many kids come out and stretch their legs before school. “It’s just a way to show kids it’s naturally fun just to walk,” he said, pointing over to the line of cars pulling up for the morning’s student drop-off. “As you can see, so

many parents just drop their kids off all the time.” Myers added the hope is to get elementary schools involved in upcoming years as well, not just the middle schools. Students at both schools were greeted with bottles of water and fruit snacks after their journey, and were asked to fill out a survey

about what they thought about the event. Each student was automatically entered into a raffle after participating in the survey, and had a chance to win prizes like an iPod Nano or day passes to Six Flags. DePaolo sixth-grader Anthony Riccio reveled in the chance for some extra exercise, walking in from Memorial Park and then grooving away to the “Cha Cha Slide,” courtesy of the DJ blasting tunes for students. “It was awesome,” Riccio said, adding that walking to school is something he’d “definitely” like to keep doing. DePaolo Principal Frank Pepe said there are students

who normally walk or bike anyway, but the approximately 50 students who participated at DePaolo were “definitely more than we’ve seen in quite some time.” Kennedy Middle School recorded 78 students in participation. Being in its second year, Pepe said the day definitely has turned into an event. “Excitement aside this morning, the kids are enjoying themselves,” he said. “We’re hoping that it spurs them to do this more often.”

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, May 25, 2012

HOCC visits Vatican City

Hospital of Central Connecticut medical staff member Anthony Luciano, M.D., an obstetrician/gynecologist, recently had the unique opportunity to participate in a pontifical workshop focused on infertility in Vatican City. At the February Pontifical Academy for Life workshop, The Management of Infertility Today, Luciano, a reproductive and endocrine specialist, discussed Hormonal Causes of Female Infertility. This marked his second medicine-related invitation to the Vatican. In 1997, Luciano attended a similar event regarding minimally invasive gynecology. During each visit, he had a private audience with the pope, Pope John Paul II and Pope Bene-

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From left, Anthony Luciano, M.D. and Felicie Petraglia, M.D. of University of Siena, meet with Rev. Renzo Pegoraro, chancellor of the Pontifical Academy for Life and Pope Benedict XVI.

dict XVI, respectively. “I felt very, very honored to be there,” said Luciano of his latest visit. “I was very excited that my Church is willing to reconsider its stand on reproductive technology and the management of infertility.” Luciano, director of the

Center for Fertility and Women’s Health, located at the hospital’s New Britain General campus, is also a professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He was invited to lecture in the workshop after having submitted a request-

ed paper on management of female hormonal cases. Luciano said workshop speakers included infertility specialists worldwide who discussed various causes of infertility, including hormonal, organic and genetic, as well as varied treatments. Attendees included theologians, philosophers, ethicists and scientists who, as members of the Pontifical Academy for Life, advise the Roman Curia, the Roman Catholic Church’s governing board, on reproductive issues. In his presentation, Luciano said that infertility, which affects 10-15 percent of couples worldwide, is a

symptom that the couple’s reproductive system is not functioning normally, and like other dysfunctional organs such as the heart or kidney, requires evaluation and appropriate management. Infertility treatment may involve hormonal or surgical treatments and sometimes highly specialized treatment like in vitro fertilization. With IVF, the egg is fertilized in the laboratory, independent of sexual intercourse. Submitted by Hospital of Central Connecticut.

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Joyce McAloon. “Everyone celebrated Armed Forces Day [on Friday] and to see the sea of bracelets in the schools was just wonderful.” McAloon said with no money going out to get the fundraiser started, there were really no goals. “If you make a penny, you made a penny more than you have, so we didn’t have any

goals, we just said roll it out, we’re gonna sell these,” McAloon said. “We want to support the Fisher House, we want to show that Southington’s in on this, so we were happy to get $4,000.” Veteran Len Marcheselle said he was never happier to be a veteran than to see the kids going out and raising money the way they did. “Our little children went out and they bought, or they sold, these little bracelets and they got nothing but a

big thank you and a hug,” Marcheselle said. Rachel Wache said the fundraiser was a “win-win” for everyone. “So they can do the job to keep us [safe] here at home,” she said. “So this is a giveback to them and to their families.” The district also recently established a Veterans Committee to keep the schools connected to veterans around town. The committee is divided into five sub-com-

mittees: the Speakers Bureau, Living History Skype Project, Music Partnership, Internal Scan – SPS Employees – Service, and Wounded Warrior – CT Fisher Home. The committees and the bracelet fundraiser are part of a long-term partnership with town veterans to promote patriotism and civic pride. “I’d love to have students on every one of our commissions,” said Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi.

“And I think the natural tie in is when you talk about responsibility and youth taking responsibility.” The overall initiative, highlighted as Veterans Day “Throughout the Year,” involves a laundry list of activities and classes designed to instill an appreciation for military service men and women. “I want all students to better understand the freedoms we have every day,” Erardi said.

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

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The Southington Library and Museum will be closed on Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day.

Bag book sale

The Friends of the Southington Public Library will hold a bag book sale on Friday, June 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale will be in the Program Room at the library, located at 255 Main

Library Briefs St. and bags will be provided at the door. During this event, the bookstore will also be open for business as usual.

Student loan information Southington Library will have Attorney Joshua R.I. Cohen to present “Student Loan – Information” on Thursday, June 28, at 6:30 p.m. Attorney Cohen of the Law Offices of Craig Zimmerman will discuss the following topics: Lifecycle of a student loan, federal verses private loans, know the parties in federal student loans, and how to find an affordable monthly payment, forgiveness of federal student loans because you earned it, discharges, default, and advice for those in default receiving debt collection calls. Registration is required for this program.

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Purple pride is offering free Spring Computer Classes: Intermediate Excel 2010, Wednesday, May 30, 7:30 p.m.; Intermediate Word 2010, Thursday, May 31, 7:30 p.m.; Search Engines, Wednesday, June 6, 10 a.m. Visit the online calendar at www.southingtonlibrary.o rg, or call (860) 628-0947 ext. 5 the Reference/Information Desk.

Henna tattoos Henna for Special Occasions will be held Wednesday, June 13, at 6 p.m. and Monday, June 18 at 6 p.m. in the Southington Library program room. Come to the library to learn about the world of “Henna with Rani Dawa”. Henna has been an indispensable ritual at weddings, bridal showers and baby showers. This is because across countries, traditions and occasions, a henna night is always associated with laughter, joy and plentiful dancing. Registration is required for this program. Five registered attendees will be selected each evening for a free henna design.

Hatton Elementary School Principal Roberta McAloon, left, and physical education teacher Marcia Phelps fulfilled their promise to have their hair colored purple if students raised $6,000 or more for its annual Jump Rope For Heart fundraiser. Students raised $7,017 this year, $1,873 more than last year, ensuring that the two staff members would have to live up to their commitment.

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St. Paul Catholic High School, Bristol, will hold the Fifth Annual Alumni Golf Tournament on Thursday, June 21 at Hawk’s Landing Country Club in Southington. This year’s Tournament Host is Brian Farrell ’86 – Ringler Associates. Registration begins at 9 a.m.,, with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Many area restaurants will serve lunch along the golf course, including Bertucci’s, Smokin’ with Chris, and JD’s Restaurant. Contests, raffles, and dinner follow the tournament. Proceeds from the Tournament support scholarships and educational programs at St. Paul. For information about registration or sponsorship, visit the website at www.spchs.net, or call (860) 584-0911.

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

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most a decade, while also authoring a book: “My Detour On Life’s Highway.” Jim Champagne spoke of the non-stop energy, courage and fortitude of his wife in her personal journey of more than a quarter century, including her shared journey with countless numbers of other cancer survivors. He also pointed out that over $1 million had been raised by Southington Relay for Life since its inception. Past Grand Knight of Isabella Council 15 and Faithful Navigator of Fourth Degree Assembly 0122 George Jorgensen, whose wife Linda

was diagnosed with a rare cancer last fall, also spoke briefly as he presented a sizeable donation to Relay for Life in Champagne’s honor. “The benefit raised over $3,000 and we’re still counting,” Shatas said. He also made a surprising revelation for almost everyone when he asked all who were cancer survivors to stand and then all those who had a family member who was a survivor or victim of cancer to join them in standing. Grand Dennis J. Kelly said, “The Knights of Columbus supports a long list of local charities and we are honored to include our support of Relay for Life.”

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Fight cancer Burger King guests can help fight childhood cancers from May 28 through July 1 by donating to the Jimmy Fund through the A Chance for Kids program at participating Burger King restaurants. With each contribution, restaurant guests will receive a promotion card guaranteed to be a winner, with prizes ranging from all-inclusive resort vacations and airline tickets, to theme park admissions and Burger King food. Local Burger King restaurants participating are: Burger King, 800 Queen St.; Burger King at 1850 MeridenWaterbury Turnpike (Milldale). For more information about the Jimmy Fund or A Chance for Kids, visit JimmyFund.org, or call the Jimmy Fund at (617) 582-9675.

Community Programs June 2012 New Britain General campus Special Events June 3 National Cancer Survivors Day Celebration, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Aquaturf, Southington, call for details, 860-224-5299

cluding a $25,000 pilot program for a premier STEM iniContinued from page 4 tiative at YMCA Camp Sloper. During the fall and spring Southington Board of Educa- of the 2011-12 school year, the tion member and CCSU pro- district’s fourth-graders parfessor emeritus David Monti, ticipated in a hands-on scilocal chiropractic physician ence program at the outdoor Dr. George J. Costanzo and facility. The SEF is currently immediate past SEF chair- in the planning stages to conman William M. Lutz. struct a state-of-the-art Southington Superinten- STEM Center at Camp Sloper dent of Schools Joseph V. Er- to provide district-wide proardi Jr. serves as an ex-officio gramming for a science, techmember. nology, engineering and The Southington Educa- math curriculum. tion Foundation is a nonCurrently, the SEF is seekprofit organization commit- ing new Board at Large memted to enriching the minds bers and has teamed up with and lives of the town’s most S.T.E.P.S. to include a high impressionable community school and middle school stumembers – its school stu- dent to its ranks. To learn dents – and supports innova- more about the SEF and its tive and creative initiatives mission, please visit that expand upon existing ed- www.southingtoneducationucational opportunities. To foundation.org or on Facedate, the SEF has funded book. more than $75,000 in grants to Submitted by the SouthingSouthington educators, inton Education Foundation

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Vacation Bible school Grace United Methodist Church, 121 Pleasant St., will be hosting a Vacation Bible School, Sunday, to Thursday, June 24 to 28 from 5:15 to 7:45 p.m. The theme this year is “Sky: Where Everything is Possible with God.” Sky is filled with Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, touch and even taste. Children of all ages are welcome and there is a cost per family with dinner being served each night. Call the office at (860) 628-6996 for a registration form.

Breakfast, Bible, Banter A new Bible study for men will be led by Rev. Ron Brown of First Congregational Church of Southington from 7 to 7:45 a.m. and will continue on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month if there is interest. The group will meet in Memorial Hall at the church for brief Bible study and banter. People should prepare for the first meeting by reading Mark 1:115. No previous bible study experience is necessary. Men of all ages are welcome.

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The Tabernacle Church, located at 1445 West St., offers the food program Giving Back. In collaboration with Foodshare of Hartford, Giving Back sets up a mobile food pantry every other Tuesday at 9 a.m. On Tuesdays, primarily produce is distributed, depending on availability, also breads and some non-perishables. On every other Saturday, 9:30 a.m., Giving Back offers a more substantial variety of groceries, including when available, toiletries and infant products. The next distribution is May 26.

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To the editor: The Southington community has a big heart and I need to find a way to show appreciation for their generous support on behalf of Jackie Esposito. Below is the story that I want to share. The fight against cancer goes on. There is no one I know who can say they do not have a friend or relative who has battled this terrible illness. Our group found a way to make a difference with the help of our community. Family and friends of Jacqueline Perry Esposito banded together to help support her while she focuses on

recovery. A pasta dinner was held in her honor on Sunday, April 22, at St. Aloysius Church on Burritt Street in Plantsville. A big thank you to local organizations for their generous support, friends and family of Jackie, those that wish to remain anonymous, and more. The community of Southington came together and ensured the success of this Fundraiser for Jackie. Again, we thank everyone for their generous support. We are so proud to be a resident of this great town. Lori Miller Friends and Family of Jackie Esposito

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By Shane Lockwood Director of Health, Plainville-Southington Regional Health District Summertime is a great time for getting together with family and friends for a picnic or barbeque; it also presents ideal c o n d i t i o n s Lockwood for bacteria and other pathogens to grow and cause foodborne illness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 6 Americans gets sick each year from foodborne illness. With Memorial Day approaching and grilling season about to begin, the Plainville-Southington Regional Health District would like to remind residents of these safe food handling prac-

Government Meetings

Tuesday, May 29 Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 5 Planning and zoning, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 7 Board of water commission, 605 W. Queen St., 6 p.m. Conservation commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Monday, June 11 Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 12 Senior citizens commission, Calendar

House, 388 Pleasant St., 6:30 p.m. Zoning board of appeals, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 13 Board of finance, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 14 Board of police commissioners, Southington Police Department Community Room, 69 Lazy Lane, 6 p.m. Board of education, Old Marion Schoolhouse, 1135 Marion Ave., 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21 Board of fire commissioners, fire headquarters, 310 N. Main St., 6 p.m.

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tices that will make your picnics and barbeques a success: Hands: Persons cooking and handling foods must have clean hands. Wash your hands with warm soapy water, for at least 20 seconds, and then dry your hand with a clean towel before and after handling different foods. Thaw: Thaw foods in a refrigerator, microwave or during the cooking process. Never thaw foods by leaving it out on the counter. Harmful bacteria can grow in raw meats, poultry, eggs and fish when left out in the temperature “Danger Zone” (between 45 degrees and 140 degrees Fahrenheit). Marinate: Always marinate foods in the refrigerator. Marinades used previously on raw foods should not be re-used on cooked foods. Additionally, plates, cutting boards and utensils that came in contact with raw meats or raw meat juices must be washed with hot soapy water before coming in contact with cooked foods. Temperature: Use a food (thin probe) thermometer to check and insure that meats are thoroughly cooked. Ham-

burgers and pork products should be cooked to at least 160 degrees Fahrenheit, while poultry and hot dogs must be cooked to 165 degrees Fahrenheit. If you are re-heating previously cooked meats, make sure to heat them up to 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Storage: Keep the hot foods warm on the grill and the cold foods chilled on ice. Be sure to have plenty of coolers and ice available. Completely separate the raw meats, poultry and fish from any ready-to-eat foods, like lettuce, tomatoes, watermelon and breads. This will prevent the harmful organisms, found in the raw meats, from contaminating the ready-toeat foods. Wash: All fruits and vegetables should be washed before use. The Plainville-Southington Regional Health District would also like to remind residents of the need to wear sunscreen with SPF 15, during extended periods of time outdoors. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please call the health district at (860) 276-6275.

Letters Policy Letters can be e-mailed to news@southingtoncitizen.com or send them to The Southington Citizen, P.O. Box 246, Southington, CT 06489.The Southington Citizen will print only two letters per person each month. Letters should be no more than 300 words. The Southington Citizen reserves the right to edit letters. We will only print signed letters. Please include your phone number (not for publication) for verification purposes. Letters to the editor is designed to be an open forum for ideas based on local issues. Letters that could be considered libelous will not be published. Deadline is noon Monday for Friday publication. Questions? Call The Southington Citizen at (860) 6205960.

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St. Paul salutatorian

Michael Petit, son of Michael and Erin-Nora Petit of Southington, has been named salutatorian for the St. Paul Catholic Petit High School Class of 2012, which will graduate in ceremonies at St. Joseph Cathedral on Friday, June 8. Petit has also been named a Summa Scholar by the Superintendent of the Office of Catholic Schools for the Hartford Diocese. Petit is president of the senior class, a member of the National Honor Society, and a musician selected to perform with the All-State Orchestra.

WCSU grads

The following Southington residents have received their undergraduate degrees from Western Connecticut State University, Danbury. Emily R. Czywczynski, bachelor of science in music education; Erica M. Matzkevich, bachelor of arts in social work; Jillian Maria Botelho, bachelor of arts in psychology; Desiree L. Deprey, bachelor of science in nursing; Kristen M.

DiMartino, bachelor of science in justice and law administration; Allison B Gauthier, bachelor of arts in theatre arts; Brian M. Makles, bachelor of business administration in accounting; Jordan Marie Orfitelli, bachelor of arts in anthropology/sociology; Amanda L. Therrien, bachelor of arts in mathematics; Joseph O. Trujillo, bachelor of science in nursing.

Recent graduates Eastern Connecticut State University’s, Willimantic, 122nd Commencement took place at the XL Center in Hartford on May 15. The following residents graduated: Christopher Cannata, of Southington, a degree in physical education; Shannon Kearney, of Southington, a degree in visual arts; Pasquale Summa, of Plantsville, a degree in sociology and applied social relations; Rebecca Wiltse, of Southington, cum laude with a degree in visual arts; Rebecca Wiltse, of Southington, cum laude with a degree in elementary education; Michelle Ayotte, of Plantsville, with a degree in English; Debra Kalita, of Southington, cum laude with a degree in psychology; Taylor Morelli, of Southington, magna cum laude with a degree in economics;

CitizenSchools Successful Annie Photos courtesy of Amy Feest

South End Elementary School held its production of “Annie” on May 4 and 5 . The cast included more than 30 fourth and fifthgrades, as well as more than 40 first, second, and thirdgrade “orphans” in the chorus. Annie, front left, played by Elizabeth Feest, and Grace Farrell, front right, played by Brooke Cooney, stand with several mansion servants.

Matthew Stevens, of Southington, a degree in communication; Bryan Trombley, of Plantsville, a degree in biology; Zachary Canterbury, of Southington, a degree in political science . Bryant University, Smithfield, R.I., held its 149th Commencement on May 19. Among the graduates are the following local residents: Emily Curtis, of Southington, bachelor of science in actuarial mathematics; Matthew Dutkiewicz, of Southington, bachelor of sci-

Earth Day blooms at St. Dominic School Photo courtesy of Kimberley Weaver

In April, the third grade class teacher Amy Ronkese, at St. Dominic School, facilitated an Earth Day initiative with her students. They planted a flower garden on school grounds and learned the importance of saving Earth.

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ence in business administration in finance; Katlyn Joraskie, of Southington, bachelor of science in business administration in accounting. Anthony Valentine DePaolo, of Southington, was awarded a bachelor of science degree in business administration during Salve Regina University’s, Newport, R.I., 62nd commencement on May 20. Manhattan College, Riverdale, N.Y., awarded Jacqueline Marie Marchetti, of Southington, a degree on May 20 for the 170th undergraduate commencement.

Honor society On April 18, 12 Eastern Connecticut State University, students were inducted into Alpha Mu Alpha, ECSU’s chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national honor society for history. The society promotes the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication, and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. Sylvie Chho, class of ‘13, of Southington, was one of the inductees. Chho’s major is History/American Studies.

New members The Alpha Iota Alpha Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa

at Tunxis Community College in Farmington announced its most recent membership inductees at an induction ceremony on April 27. Phi Theta Kappa is recognized by the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges as the official honor society of twoyear colleges. To achieve eligibility for PTK, a student must complete at least 12 hours of associate’s degree course work, earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and adhere to the standards of the Society. Throughout their enrollment, they must maintain high academic standing, generally a 3.25 GPA. The PTK chapter at Tunxis provides opportunities for leadership, college and community service, exchange of ideas and ideals, scholarly fellowship, and academic excellence. The new members of PTK are: Samantha Crowley, of Plantsville, Jane DeLuca, Marcin Dembrowski, and Naomi Lemire, all of Southington.

Scholarship offered

The Human Resources Association of Central Connecticut, Rocky Hill, is accepting applications from Connecticut college students

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Entertainment Briefs

Delaney House trip

Jensen’s Activity Club presents an all-you-can-eat dinner and comedy show by Mark Verselli at The Delaney House, Holyoke, Mass., on Wednesday, Aug. 8. Departure will be at 10 a.m. at the commuter lot on South Main Street. Return home will be at 4:30 p.m. Meal includes lobster, beef tips marsala with noodles, seafood Newburg, chicken cordon bleu, salads, baked ziti, dessert and beverage. There is a cost per person. For reservations, call Barbara Desrosiers at (860) 621-1344.

Pastel demonstration The Southington Arts and

Crafts Association will present a free pastel demonstration by Christine Ivers, who will present “Exploring the Dark Side,” creating a nocturnal pastel scene. Previously cancelled due to snow, the demonstration is rescheduled for Wednesday, May 30, at 7 p.m. at The Orchards, 34 Hobart St. The public is welcome to SACA’s last program of the season.

Music on the Green The 19th annual Music on the Green concert series and car shows will be kicking off the concert season on Wednesday, May 30, with the band Unfinished Business. Music on the Green takes place every Wednesday evening (Thursday if rained

out) during the summer on the Southington Town Green on Main Street free of charge.

Community theatre Southington Community Theatre will present Ken Ludwig’s comedic farce, The Fox On The Fairway May 31, June 1 and June 2 at DePaolo Middle School, 385 Pleasant St. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Just For You...Country Gifts, 979 Meriden-Waterbury Road, Plantsville, The Music Shop, 405 Queen St., Southington, and at the door. The production is directed by Peter E. Pristic. The cast includes Craig Folcik, Christin Voytko, Jared Watterworth, Amanda Savio Guay, Michael Smith and

Sandy Failing. The Fox On The Fairway is not appropriate for young audiences. For more information, visit www.southingtoncommunitytheatre.org, or call Peter at (860) 863-5915.

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

southingtonschools.org or Sean Erwin at serwin213@gmail.com or call STEPS at (860) 276-6285.

Accordion Association

The next gathering of the Connecticut Accordion Association will be held on Sunday, June 3, at 1 p.m. at the East Side Eatery at Farmingbury Hills Golf Course, 141 East St., Wolcott. CAA member Paul Ramunni will display a sample of vintage accordions from his Connecticut Accordion Museum. Open mic will follow. Free to CAA members, non-members welcome at a price per person. RSVP by Friday, June 1, to Marilyn at (203) 272-1202 or visit at www.CTAccordion.com.

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806 S. Main St., Plantsville, CT • 860-628-0067 volpecars@gmail.com M-F 7-6; Sat. 7-1

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97 North Main St., Suite 201 Southington, CT 06489

860-628-0007 BaronRealtyGroup.com


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Friday, May 25, 2012 — The Southington Citizen

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BEST RIBS / BBQ Again!

BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 1 2010-2012 First Place

Best Ribs/BBQ

Voted Best Ribs CT Magazine 2012

BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 2

Thank you for voting us Best Italian Restaurant!

BEST OF... AWARDS

First Place

2 0 1 2

Best Place for Live Music

First Place Best Italian Restaurant

THE OUTDOOR PATIO IS NOW OPEN! We use only fresh ingredients,

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We invite you to join us for lunch, dinner or cocktails. Live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Catering is also available. 59 WEST CENTER STREET, SOUTHINGTON

Happy Hour Tuesday-Friday 4-6 PM

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many of them from right here in Connecticut. Our specialty is barbeque and other smoked meats, but we offer salads, seafood and vegetarian dishes too.

OUTDOOR PATIO NOW OPEN!!

98 MAIN STREET, DOWNTOWN SOUTHINGTON

860-426-2620 WWW.BONTERRAITALIANBISTRO.COM

860-620-9133 www.smokinwithchris.com

BEST OF... AWARDS

JOIN US

2 0 1 2

First Place

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 Health Fitness Center

BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 2

First Place

Best Day Care

BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 2

Second Place

Best Martial Arts

BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 2

Best Yoga

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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Southington Community YMCA 29 High Street, Southington • 860-628-5597 www.sccymca.org

Second Place


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The Southington Citizen — Friday, May 25, 2012

BEST OF... AWARDS

Best Dining Best Dining Best Dining

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

2 0 1 2 2nd Place

Best Goods/Services Best Goods/Services Best Goods/Services

Anthony’s Service Station, Inc.

Best Goods/Services Best Goods/Services Best Goods/Services

DOMESTIC & FOREIGN VEHICLES Summer Air Conditioning Service

136 East Main Street, Plainville • 747-5791 1246008

CT EMMISSIONS TESTING FACILITY AND CERTIFIED REPAIR CENTER

RADIATOR FLUSH & FILL

QUICK LUBE ONLY

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$

Best Seafood Market Best Seafood Market Best Seafood Market

Best Goods/Services Best Goods/Services Best Goods/Services Best Goods/Services Best Goods/Services Best Goods/Services

Gulf Shrimp Close Harbour Big Y

Best Bank Best Bank Best Bank

TD Bank Farmington Bank Webster Bank

Best Carpet/Flooring Best Carpet/Flooring Best Carpet/Flooring Best Consignment Store Best Consignment Store Best Consignment Store Best Computer Best Computer Best Computer

Perron’s Don Petit Dalene’s

1st 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd

Uptown Consignment 1st Play It Again Sports 2nd Seconds Please 3rd Best Buy CT Computer CMC Computer

1st 2nd 3rd

Up to 2 gallons of anti-freeze.

95

ONLY

Inc. up to 5 qts. motor oil Most cars.Valid with this Anthony’s Service Station coupon through 6/30/12

A/C REPAIR

2500 Off

$

Any A/C Repair of $100 or more with this ad.Valid with this Anthony’s Service Station coupon through 6/30/12

$

4995

Most cars & light trucks.Valid with this Anthony’s Service Station coupon through 6/30/12

ROTATE TIRES & COMPUTER BALANCE 4 WHEELS $ 95 ONLY

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With Purchase of a Quick Lube Most cars & light trucks.Valid with this Anthony’s Service Station coupon through 6/30/12

BEST OF... AWARDS

First Place Best Gift Shop

First Place Best Gift Shop

2 0 1 1

2 0 1 2

Celebrate our Win with a Complimentary Tangerine Martini!! Saturday, May 26 and June 2 from noon till five

Thank You So Very Much!!! voted

Best Gift Shop 35 Center St. Southington • 860-628-8002

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BEST OF... AWARDS


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Friday, May 25, 2012 — The Southington Citizen

“One Little Box . . . One Unforgettable Gift”

Thank You for Making Us the Real #1 Jeweler, again! BEST OF... AWARDS

BEST OF... AWARDS

1st Place Best Jewelry Store

2nd Place Best Jewelry Store

2 0 1 2

2 0 1 2

J.P. JEWELERS

26 North Main St., Southington

47 Whiting St., Plainville Center

(860) 621-7666

(860) 747-6353

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POLUMBO JEWELERS


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The Southington Citizen — Friday, May 25, 2012 Best Goods/Services Best Goods/Services Best Goods/Services

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US

“BEST OIL/FUEL COMPANY� RD

FOR THE 3

YEAR IN A ROW!

We’re thrilled to be voted “Best Oil/Fuel Company� by readers of the Plainville Citizen for 3 years in a row – 2010, 2011 and now 2012!

Best Eyeglass/contacts Best Eyeglass/contacts Best Eyeglass/contacts

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Visit our website for coupons and specials! (/$s#4,IC

Serving Bristol, Berlin/Kensington, Cheshire, Farmington, New Britain, Plainville, Southington, Terryville

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Best Cleaners 1st Sherwood Cleaners 2nd As You Like It 3rd

Best Florist Best Florist Best Florist

Accuvision 1st Dr. Maglio 2nd Plainville Optical 3rd

Nyren’s of NE Rose to the Occasion Garden Path

1st 2nd 3rd

Plainville Oil Bouchard Artic Oil

1st 2nd 3rd

Billy Carlson Bosse Ductworks

1st 2nd 3rd

Best Fuel/Oil Best Fuel/Oil Best Fuel/Oil Best Heating/AC Best Heating/AC Best Heating/AC

Best Goods/Services Best Goods/Services Best Goods/Services

Best Insurance Agency Best Insurance Agency Best Insurance Agency Best Lighting Center Best Lighting Center Best Lighting Center

SOUTHINGTON WINE & SPIRITS s r

1st 2nd 3rd

Best Goods/Services Best Home Imp. Contractor City Roofing&Siding 1st Best Goods/Services Best Home Imp. Contractor Asphalt #1 2nd Best Goods/Services Best Home Imp. Contractor JC Tonnotti 3rd Best Goods/Services Best Goods/Services Best Goods/Services

860-793-1239 B Plainvilleoil.com and

Best Goods/Services Best Goods/Services Best Goods/Services

Best Goods/Services Best Goods/Services Best Fuel/Oil

Enjoy the Best in the Business – Plainville Oil – Today!

Follow us on

Best Dry Cleaners Best Dry Cleaners Best Dry Cleaners

Best Goods/Services Best Goods/Services Best Goods/Services

Since 2004, thousands of area residents have given us their vote of confidence in choosing us for their full-service home comfort needs:

YMCA South StorkClub Pumkin Patch

Best Goods/Services Best Goods/Services Best Goods/Services

Best Goods/Services Best Goods/Services Best Goods/Services

A Tower Energy Company

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235 Queen Street, Walmart Plaza, Southington Fax: (860) 276-9001 Email: Southington6870@sbcglobal.net

CT Casualty Allstate Elliott Ins. CT Lighting Center Lowes Home Depot

1st 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd

Join our email list... Learn about new items and specially priced items before everyone else

Phone: (860) 276-9889

BEST OF... AWARDS

BEST OF... AWARDS

FIRST PLACE BEST LIQUOR STORE

FIRST PLACE BEST LIQUOR STORE

FIRST PLACE BEST LIQUOR STORE

2 0 1 0

2 0 1 1

2 0 1 2

THREE YEARS RUNNING... First Place! Best Liquor Store/Wine Shop... VOTED #1 ... THE BEST! • Join Our Wine Club • Community Events • Weekly Tastings • Finest Selection of Craft Brews In The Area • Friendly Service • Knowledgeable Staff • Local Deliveries Available • We Will Meet or Beat Any Legal Price in Connecticut

GARY - FRANK - CHRIS - MATTEO - TOM - “MURPH� - RYAN Open 7 days a week. Open this Sunday and Monday (Memorial Day) 10 am to 3 pm.

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BEST OF... AWARDS


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Friday, May 25, 2012 — The Southington Citizen

Voted BEST Children’s Store Thank you for your vote!

Salerno Collection

!VAILABLE IN Mocacchino

Save up to S 00

$300

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$OUBLE $RESSER   $RAWER $RESSER WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

Everything for baby, teen and all the children in between.

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RLD

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LANDSCAPING DESIGN Installation by Trained Professionals

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BEST NURSERY & GARDEN Center

BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 2

FIRST PLACE

BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 1

FIRST PLACE

BEST OF... AWARDS

Over 50 Varieties of Stone & Mulch!

Trees • Shrubs • Annuals • Perennials

“Serving the Area Landscape Designer with over 25 Years Experience Since 1985� www.alisnursery.com Call for Free Landscape Project Estimate!

RT. 322

Old Turnpike Rd.

TONY’S ■ PIZZA

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

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Buckla

Knowledgeable Sales Staff

421 Buckland St., Plantsville 860-621-6506 “Buy Bulk We Deliver 7 Days A Week Mon.-Sat. 8-6, Sun. 9-3

& Save� 7 Days a Week Delivery

2 0 1 0

FIRST PLACE

$5.00 OFF

The Purchase of $25.00 or more. Exp. 6/30/12 Cannot be combined with any other offer. One coupon per visit. May not pay for purchase with gift card if using coupon.


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The Southington Citizen — Friday, May 25, 2012

Voted 1 Place W O W 3 Consecutive Years! st

We would like to say a heartfelt THANK YOU! BEST OF... BEST OF... BEST OF... AWARDS AWARDS AWARDS 2 0 1 1 2 0 1 2 2 0 1 0

Anna Rohon Store Owner

1049 Queen St., Southington, 747-0166 1244687

With You Every Step of the Way Serving the Area Since 1971 car pet hardwood laminate vinyl ceramic rugs

BEST OF... AWARDS

BEST OF... AWARDS

BEST OF... AWARDS

1st Place

1st Place

1st Place

2 0 1 0

2 0 1 1

Best Goods/Services Best Goods/Services Best Goods/Services

Best Martial Arts Best Martial Arts Best Martial Arts

Best Nursery&Garden store Best Nursery&Garden store Best Nursery&Garden store

1st 2nd 3rd

Best Goods/Services Best Goods/Services Best Goods/Services

Best Groomer Best Groomer Best Groomer

Petco Dirty Tails H&P Peterama

1st 2nd 3rd

Best Goods/Services Best Goods/Services Best Goods/Services

Best Pet Supply Store Best Pet Supply Store Best Pet Supply Store

Petco Pet Playhouse Pet Smart

1st 2nd 3rd

Best Goods/Services Best Goods/Services Best Goods/Services

Best Real Estate Agency Best Real Estate Agency Best Real Estate Agency Best Real Estate Agent Best Real Estate Agent Best Real Estate Agent

Best Goods/Services Best Goods/Services Best Goods/Services

Best Swimming Pool center Namco Best Swimming Pool center Leslie Pool’s Best Swimming Pool center Brennan Pools

Best Health&Beauty Best Health&Beauty Best Health&Beauty

Best Day Spa Best Day Spa Best Day Spa

Store Hours: Mon. Closed, Tues.-Sat. 6:30 am-6 pm, Sun. 6:30 am-2 pm

Info www.bolobakery.com

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Serving Breakfast & Lunch + To Go

Al Monbaron Lil Polack James Parent

From Tips to Toes A Moment Away Lavender Fields

Best Ice Cream BEST

www.bolobakery.com

• Wedding Cakes • Sweet Breads • Pies/Tarts

Century 21 All Points 1st Baron Realty 2nd Prudential CT Realty 3rd

Best Goods/Services Best Goods/Services Best Goods/Services

OF...

2 0 1 1

• Bread Loaves/Rolls • Breakfast Pastries • Assorted Cookies • Pastries/Cakes

1st 2nd 3rd

John Boyle Home Depot Lowes

AWARDS

Specialzing in:

Ali’s Nursery Evergreen Zarrela Farms

1st 2nd 3rd

Best Paint & Decorating Best Paint & Decorating Best Paint & Decorating

2 0 1 2

33 Whiting Street Plainville, CT 06062 860.410.4292

Valentin Karate YMCA Southington Villari’s

Best Goods/Services Best Goods/Services Best Goods/Services

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Thanks for Voting Us Best Bakery

Best Goods/Services Best Goods/Services Best Goods/Services

2nd Place

Thank You for Your Votes!

BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 2

2nd Place

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

860-747-5600

1st 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd


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Friday, May 25, 2012 — The Southington Citizen

BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 2 First Place

Best Heating & A/C

BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 1

Second Place

Best Heating & A/C

BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 0 First Place

Best Heating & A/C

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

Best Heating & A/C

Best Heating & A/C

“Keep you cool ... and warm”

Same Day Service - Boiler/Furnace Replacement - In Stock 32 Years Experience

• Oil & Gas Systems • Central A/C • Personal Service • Free Estimates

• Installation • Financing Available • 24 Hour Emergency Service

Voted Best Heating & A/C 5 years in a row

Replace that old HVAC system in your home today and get up to $1000 in rebates and incentives*

217 Berlin Avenue, Southington 860-621-0556 www.billycarlsonct.com

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*certain restrictions apply

“Billy” CT License #S1-386598


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The Southington Citizen — Friday, May 25, 2012

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Take Out or On-Site Catering for all occasions (860) 628-4994

Thank you for voting for us Best Deli Gelato by Dolce Vita BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 2

Second Place Best Deli

Salad Bar $5.95 Soups • Pizza Gourmet Hot Dogs/ Organic Burgers Fresh Daily Baked Bread Wraps & Paninis

Order Now for Graduation Parties Package starting @ $6.50 pp

LUNCH & DINNERS TO GO • FAX 860-628-3718 Hours: Mon.-Sat. 8-8; Closed Sun. Sunday Catering Orders Always Welcome

848 South Main St. • Plantsville (across from Post Office)

BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 2

FIRST PLACE

Best Health&Beauty Best Health&Beauty Best Health&Beauty

Best Dentist Best Dentist Best Dentist

Colite Family Dentist Dr. Santa Maria Southington Dental

Best Health&Beauty Best Health&Beauty Best Health&Beauty

Best Hair Salon Best Hair Salon Best Hair Salon

Sculptures envee salon Studio 466

Best Health&Beauty Best Health/Fitness center Best Health&Beauty Best Health/Fitness center Best Health&Beauty Best Health/Fitness center Best Health&Beauty Best Health&Beauty Best Health&Beauty

Best Pharmacy Best Pharmacy Best Pharmacy

1st 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd

YMCA Southington 1st Cardio Express 2nd Bloom Yoga 3rd CVS Serafino’s Walgreen’s

1st 2nd 3rd

Best Health&Beauty Best Health&Beauty Best Health&Beauty

Best Yoga Best Yoga Best Yoga

Bloom Yoga YMCA/Southington A Moment Away

1st 2nd 3rd

Best Motor Vehicles Best Motor Vehicles Best Motor Vehicles

Best Car Wash Best Car Wash Best Car Wash

Southington Car Wash 1st Sponge Bros. 2nd Sno-White 3rd

Best Motor Vehicles Best Motor Vehicles Best Motor Vehicles

Best New Auto Dealer Best New Auto Dealer Best New Auto Dealer

Parson’s Richard’s Chevy Crowley Ford

1st 2nd 3rd

Best Motor Vehicles Best Motor Vehicles Best Motor Vehicles

Best Service Station Best Service Station Best Service Station

Volpe & Son Anthony’s Service Total Auto

1st 2nd 3rd

Thank you Southington Citizen Readers for voting us

#1 Best TV & Appliance Center in Central CT

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Celebrating Our 50th Year Anniversary! Family Owned & Operated

Come Visit Our New Showroom WE OFFER: ✓ Competitive Pricing ✓ In-Store Service Department ✓ Delivery & Installation

LARGE SELECTION IN STOCK • TVs • Refrigerators • Stoves & Ranges • Dishwashers • Air Conditioners • Microwave Ovens • Grills

$$$$$

Before you go out & spend with the big guys... CHECK WITH US FIRST!

For 50 Years Our Family Has Brought Your Family The Best In TVs & Appliances

664 West Main St., Meriden • (203) 237-4800 www.moranstvappliance.com


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Friday, May 25, 2012 — The Southington Citizen 1246007

Thank you for Voting us Best Mexican Restaurant 8 Years in a Row!!

Thank you to the Community For Voting for Us! Healthy Smile

BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 2

FIRST PLACE

2012 Resolution Checklist OAK HILL MALL 1245990

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

Celebrating Our 16th 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 6/15/12

#1 Office for All Your Dental Needs Invisalign • Implants Cosmetic Dentistry • Bleaching a $125.00 value (expires 4/30/12).

Start your new year’s resolution ist off with a FREE Comprehensive Oral Exam to New Patients,

BEST OF... Call today to schedule AWARDS

2 0 1 2 (860) 628-0385

BEST FAMILY ATMOSPHERE IN CONNECTICUT!

3rd Place Best Dentist

New Patients & Families Welcome!

LIVE MARIACHIS! SEPARATE VEGETARIAN MENU CHILDREN’S MENU AVAILABLE

31 Liberty Street, Suite 311 Southington, CT 06489

Visit us at: elsombrero.com

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Thank You for voting Bloom Yoga Fitness Studios The #1 Yoga Studio & The #3 Fitness Center In all of Southington and Plainville!

BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 2

Visit us at our brand-new, state of the art studio and receive your first 2 classes for FREE! One free yoga class & one free circuit class! (New students & CT residents only) www.BloomYogaFitness.com • 860-620-4530 • 92 North Summit St. Southington, CT 06489


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The Southington Citizen — Friday, May 25, 2012

Best Motor Vehicles Best Motor Vehicles Best Motor Vehicles

Thanks For Your Votes! BEST OF... AWARDS

Best Motor Vehicles Best Motor Vehicles Best Motor Vehicles

Best Florist 1st Place

2 0 1 2

Best Tire Shop Best Tire Shop Best Tire Shop

J&M Tire Town Fair Tire Don Stevens

Best Used Auto Dealer Best Used Auto Dealer Best Used Auto Dealer

1st 2nd 3rd

Parson’s Buick Good Guys Auto Auto House

Best Nightly Entertainment Best Nightly Entertainment Best Nightly Entertainment

Best Bar/Lounge Best Bar/Lounge Best Bar/Lounge

Fireplace Friends Sliders

1st 2nd 3rd

Best Nightly Entertainment Best Nightly Entertainment Best Nightly Entertainment

Best Happy Hour Best Happy Hour Best Happy Hour

Sliders Spice Central Café

1st 2nd 3rd

456 N. Main Street • Southington, CT 06489

Specializing in Wedding & Funeral Design Silk & Dried • Tropical & Seasonal Plants • Special Events 1246003

www.nyrensofnewengland.com

Ph: (860) 628-6636 Fax: (860) 621-0543

Worldwide Deliveries

1-888-ROSE-230

®

Thank you for voting for us

Thank you for voting for us! ********* Celebrating our 6th year! *********

BEST OF... AWARDS

Pet Playhouse 2 0 1 2

2nd Place Best Pet Supply Store

“All Pet Foods Supplies & Accessories” www.thepetplayhouse.com

New Sports Equipment at Discount Prices New Treadmills, New Ellipticals, New Exercise Bikes

685 Queen Street Southington

BEST OF... AWARDS

(Behind Taco Bell)

(860) 621-0045 Hours: Mon. - Sat. 10 am - 8 pm Sun. 11 am - 5 pm

2 0 1 2

2nd Place Best Sporting Good Store

Large Selection of:

Pets Always Welcome

BEST OF... AWARDS

2 0 1 2 Volleyball, Basketball, Ice Skates, Soccer, Football, Disc Golf, Baseball/Softball, 2nd Place Lacrosse, Fitness, Boxing, Golf,Water Best Consignment Store Sports, Inlines, Hockey, Racquet Sports, Skateboards & More

20% OFF Any In-Store 1 Item Purchase Up to $25 Value Cannot be combined with any other offer. Exp. 7/7/12.

1246139

1245989

1656 Mer.-Wtby Rd., Milldale CT 06467 (860) 426-9640

1st 2nd 3rd


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Friday, May 25, 2012 — The Southington Citizen

BEST OF... AWARDS

Thank You for Voting Us #1 Home Improvement 2 0 1 2 Contractor Again Best Home Improvement Contractor 1245567

EXPERT WINDOW, VINYL SIDING &

ROOFING SPECIALISTS Superior Craftsmanship ... and YES ... We’re NEAT & CLEAN

ALL AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE!

Thank You For Voting Us Best Happy Hour!

Call Ahead Lunches $5.95 Lunch Special M-Fri. House Made Soups

BEST OF... AWARDS

Open Daily @ 11pm - 1am 11am - 2am Weekends

2nd Place Best Happy Hour

Kitchen Open Midnite

We get the job done right ... on time ... no headaches. Owner-supervised installation every step of the way. Celebrating Our

54th YEAR! 1245731

■ 3 Generations of SATISFIED Customers

CT Reg. #532021 Jim & Matthew Lasek

DAILY SPECIALS

■ FREE clear-written estimates ■ Workmanship 100% GUARANTEED ■ Fully INSURED

2 0 1 2

Mon. $3 Martinis or Margaritas Tues. $4 Long Trail Wed. $3 Peroni’s, $4 Italian Margaritas & Endless Pasta Bowls $7.95 Thurs. $4 Wines Fri. 11-6 $2 Domestic Bottle, $3 Import Sat. Hot Pastrami $6.95 and Irish Beers $4 Sun. Brunch 10-2, 5-close Beach Drinks $4

Live Bands every Fri. & Sat. - Never a cover

Southington 860 621-5656 Meriden 203 237-7200

860-628-0874 • 16 Eden Ave., Southington

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

BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 0

• Daily Specials • Free Delivery • Deck is Open!

BEST OF... AWARDS 2 0 1 1

Join us for Happy Hour Daily 4-6 PM

Plainville’s Original Pizza House Since 1970

West Main Pizza

& Restaurant

97 East Main St., Plainville

Visit us online at: www.westmainpizza.biz

BEST OF... AWARDS

Peter Kaleodis & Family

THANK YOU COUPON $

2

.00

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

Banquet menu available for parties in the lounge or dining room

1245585

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

2 0 1 2


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The Southington Citizen — Friday, May 25, 2012

Best Nightly Entertainment Best Place, Live Music Smokin’ With Chris1st Best Nightly Entertainment Best Place, Live Music Friends 2nd Best Nightly Entertainment Best Place, Live Music Machiavelli’s 3rd

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

BEST OF... AWARDS

BEST OF... AWARDS

1st Place

1st Place

2nd Place

2 0 1 0

2 0 1 1

Best Nightly Entertainment Best Nightly Entertainment Best Nightly Entertainment

2 0 1 2

PARTY TRAYS TO GO FOR GRADUATION & UPCOMING EVENTS

Best Sports Bar Best Sports Bar Best Sports Bar

Sliders Central Café TD Homers

1st 2nd 3rd

Best Shopping Best Shopping Best Shopping

Best Antique Store Best Antique Store Best Antique Store

Village Antiques 1st Finders Keepers 2nd Antiques on Whiting 3rd

Best Shopping Best Shopping Best Shopping

Best Bicycle Shop Best Bicycle Shop Best Bicycle Shop

Bobby Sprocket Renaissance Cycle Berlin Bike

1st 2nd 3rd

We Offer Gluten Free Pasta & Pizza

333 EAST STREET • ROUTE 10 • PLAINVILLE

View our Menu & Daily Specials at www.pagliaccisrestaurant.com Open 11am - 10pm Mon-Sat; Sunday 12-10pm

1244891

860-793-9241 ~ Gift Certificates Available ~

2012 BUICK LACROSSE

WITH eASSIST & CONVENIENCE GROUP

SPECIAL 24-MONTH LEASE INCLUDES: U 2 YEARS OF SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE U 2 YEARS OF ONSTAR DIRECTIONS AND CONNECTIONS U 2 YEARS OF SIRIUSXM RADIO LOW-MILEAGE LEASE FOR WELL-QUALIFIED LESSEES

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Thursday, May 31, Webster Bank, 436 Slater Road, New Britain, training rooms, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 3, Connecticut Sikh Association Inc., 1610 West St., Southington, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 10, La Quinta Inn, 65 Columbus Blvd., New Britain, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Building on the success of The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s Walk with a Doc program, Hartford HealthCare is stepping it up and taking the program system wide. New participants will receive a hat and pedometer; each walker will receive a water bottle. Walks will continue on a monthly basis among the affiliates. Hartford Hospital and Hartford Medical Group will host a May 19 walk at Sperry Park, Avon, where cardiologist/electrophysiologist Steven Zweibel, M.D., will talk about irregular heartbeats and quality of life. On June 16, MidState Medical Center will host a walk at Farmington Canal Linear Park, Cheshire, where internist Walt Kupson, D.O., will discuss preventing Lyme disease; and the July 21 walk will be at Rockwell Park, Bristol. To register, or for more information, visit www.hartfordhealthcare.org/walkwithadoc or call 1-877-914WALK.

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

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Angela Orsene, of Cheshire and Maria Bednarz, of Plantsville, will present an art show titled “Impressions in Pastel” June 1 to 30, at The Gallery at The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., in Southington. Orsene discovered that her interest in art enhanced the teaching of

French and Western Cultures. A teacher for more than 30 years, she has traveled extensively with students to Paris, introducing them to the original paintings studied in class. As the foreign language chair at Southington High School, for over 25 years, she continues to interest her students in art. Bednarz has conceptualized, designed and produced countless graphic design materials at Bristol Hospital since 1995. She managed the information technology department of the American Heart Association, where

she also taught many computer classes. She has created graphic design materials for Westfarms Mall, The United Way, New Britain Chorale, Imagine Nation Museum and Bristol Chamber of Commerce. She has painted murals for Southington’s St. Dominick’s Church and the Southington Day Care Center. For further information, c o n t a c t w w w. s o u t h i n g tonar tsandcrafts.homestead.com

Calendar House activities The Computer Learning Center at the Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., Summer 2012 session will be held through June 7, openings may still be available. Class-

The Southington Citizen Friday, May 25, 2012 es offered this session are: basics for beginners 1 and 2, introduction to computers, practical web use, word processing, computer tune up, basic digital photography, and spreadsheet basic. For more information about the Computer Learning Center, e-mail CLC@calendarhouse.org . Chinatown, New York bus trip Tuesday June 19, (lots of walking) call (860) 621-3014 for particulars. Trips are scheduled for Chinatown, Harborfest Boston, Vicki Lawrence Foxwoods, Jonah Pennsylvania. Calendar House is updating the mailing list, if anyone is currently receiving the newsletter by mail they still must submit a request to have it mailed. For more about Calendar

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There will be a support group for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m., at Mulberry Gardens of Southington, 58 Mulberry St. The discussion covers topics including communication techniques, caregiver support, wandering, religion,

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Friday, May 25, 2012 — The Southington Citizen

Obituary Avis Churchill Avis Merritt Churchill, 97, formerly of Southington and Presque Isle, Maine, died peacefully May 14, 2012. She was born Sept. 20, 1914, she was the youngest daughter of Walter and Lottie Merritt, of Presque Isle, Maine. She graduated from high school at the age of 15, attended junior college for two years and then attended Colby College graduating in 1935. While in college she participated in basketball, played her violin in the orchestra, attained Phi Betta Kappa academic recognition, began her lifelong hobby of writing poetry and laid the foundation for her career as an English litera-

ture teacher. After college she began her teaching career in Presque Isle, Maine, where she taught English and math at the local high school, earned her Master’s Degree from the University of Maine, worked part-time for the labor board, became very active with the USO during the World War II years, and married the love of her life Amos Churchill in 1946. Leaving Maine in the early 50s to accompany Amos as he returned to military service, she subsequently lived in Texas, Germany, and New York City before settling in Southington,

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Pennsylvania trip planned

A trip to Lancaster and Bethlehem, Penn. has been scheduled by the Calendar House to see “Jonah” at the Millenium Theater. Cost includes an overnight stay at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Call (860) 621-3014 for more information.

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and nieces, Linda Bennett, Cathy Lambert, Sandra Baldwin; and nephew, Robert Ellis. She was predeceased by her brother, Ralph Merritt, sister, Ruth Ellis, and husband of 43 years, Amos Churchill. The funeral was held May 19, 2012, at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington. Burial followed in Oak Hill Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Colby College, Office of the Colby Fund, 4320 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, ME 049018843, your community Hospice or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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solve that was an inspiration to all around her. Her love of words and the meaning and pleasure and power they convey were her greatest joy and her lasting gift to her family. She is survived by her son, Ralph Churchill (Sherry); grandchildren, Tom Jeffrey (Melissa), Ashley Groome (Vince), Laura Williams (Chris), Jared Churchill (Lauren), and Tyler Jeffrey; and great-grandchildren, Jack Jeffrey, Ellie Jeffrey, Cameron Groome, Harry Groome, Sam Williams, Ellie Williams, Conley Williams, and Benjamin Churchill;

where she lived for 50 years until moving to Richmond in 2006 at the age of 92 to be near her family. She was the head of the English Department at Southington High School for more than 20 years, a class advisor to several classes, an avid reader and writer, with several of her poems published in literary journals, and enjoyed extensive travel with Amos to Hawaii, California, Europe, Virginia, and especially enjoyed her trips to Myrtle Beach and her Caribbean cruises. A true New Englander, she always met the challenges of life with a quiet re-

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for its annual Jim Roberts Scholarship Award. Freshmen, sophomores and juniors enrolled full-time in a human resources or business degree program with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 are eligible to apply. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, May 30, and the recipient will be announced

The Southington Citizen — Friday, May 25, 2012 in September. Kristin Sabatino, chair of HRACC’s Scholarship Committee, said “this is the 12th year that the scholarship has been in existence. The past recipients have proven to be outstanding individuals with high potential for success.” The typical amount of the scholarship award is $2,000. The committee members review all applications and will interview students in July.

The scholarship is named for HRACC’s former executive director and life-long human resources professional Jim Roberts. Interested students can find the scholarship application on the HRACC web site at www.hracc.org or by calling Kristin Sabatino at (860) 827-5789.

‘We Remember’ The Saint Dominic School, 1050 Flanders Road, students grades kindergarten through five cordially invite all military personnel and their families to join the group for a Special Person’s Day concert, on Friday, May 25, at 1:30 p.m. This is a Memorial Day Salute honoring all who serve our country and is themed “We Remember,” directed by Saint Dominic School’s Music teacher, Judy Miller. The cost is free.

Volunteers needed The All Night, SubstanceFree, Graduation Party will be held at Southington High School, 720 Pleasant St., on Tuesday, June 19. Volunteers are needed for three shifts: 8:45 to 11:30 p.m.; 11:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.; 2 to 5 a.m. The AllNight Graduation Party is a party for the seniors, organized by the parents, held on graduation night from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. The plan is to keep seniors safe and offer them a fun place to hang out. It is held at SHS and is spread out in the cafe, gym, and auditorium. Besides food and a DJ, there are carnival games, a magician, a hypnotist, inflatables, contests, prizes, and more. The group needs adults (age 21 or over and out of high school for at least four years) to volunteer on any of these shifts. Some of the du-

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This season’s mini-band camp is scheduled for Saturday, June 12, from 9 am to noon. All band members for the 2012 to 2013 season are asked to attend. This is a chance for band members to reconnect and to welcome the new band members for the season. There will be a parents’ meeting starting at 9 a.m. in the chorus room.

The Southington High School Class of 1982 is planning its 30th Class Reunion for June 30 at the Aqua Turf Club. The group is looking for addresses of many classmates. E-mail: Southington82@gmail.com or contact Rejean at (860) 833-3356 for more information or if anyone can offer assistance.

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ties include monitoring the entrances, serving food, monitoring the kids on the inflatables in the gym, running the carnival games etc. The volunteer does not need to be a parent; nor do they have to be a Southington resident. Included in the volunteers are some of the senior citizens from the Calendar House. If anyone can help, send an email to SHSANGP@gmail.com or call (860) 302-8996 and leave a name and the preferred shift. Someone will call with details.

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

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The Southington Citizen Friday, May 25, 2012

Blue Knight Notes

Girls tennis qualifies for tourney; track teams sweep Hurricanes By Nick Carroll The Southington Citizen

The girls tennis team improved to 9-4 with a 6-1 victory over New Britain on Senior Day. Earning wins for Southington was Alejandra Gimenez (6-1, 6-3), Caroline Rodman (6-4, 6-2) and Alex Barmore (6-4, 6-0) and the doubles teams of Andrea Rasimas and Annette Kaminski (6-1, 6-3), Jess Topper and Taylor Grucza (6-2, 6-3) and Cassidy Race and Sarah Hoder (6-0, 6-0).

Prior to that, the Lady Blue Knights qualified for the upcoming state tournament with a 4-3 victory over Mercy-Middletown. Powering the locals was Gimenez (6-1, 6-2), Courtney Race (6-0, 6-3) and Rodman (6-1, 6-0), and the team of Cassidy Race and Emily Sheehan (6-1, 3-6, 6-4). The boys tennis team handled New Britain, 6-1, to creep closer to the .500 mark. Southington headed into this week with a record of 5-7. Prevailing against New

Britain was Matt Downes (61, 6-0), Joe Enright (6-1, 6-3), Jon Sadusky (6-1, 6-2) and Nate Mullins (7-5, 7-5), and the doubles teams of Kunal Kataria and Zaya Oshana (36, 6-3, 10-5) and Alex Angelillo and Grant Ogrin (6-2, 6-2). The track and field teams swept New Britain. The Southington girls won, 101-48. The Blue Knight boys were victorious, 82-64. Powering the SHS girls was Erica Kosienski (first place, 100; first, 200), Katie Wednt (second, 110 hurdles), Cyndi Wolley (second, 400),

Allison Vachon (third, 400; third, 100), Alyssa Lombardi (first, 1,600), Lexi Rothstein (second, 200), Hannah Chamis (first, 3,200), Nicole Wershoven (first, long jump), Jess Goralski (first, high jump), Claire Manente (first, javelin), Chrissy Swol (second, javelin; first, discus; first, shot put) and the pole vault crew of Rhiannon Jacobs, Audrey Snyder and Lauren Zedeblick, which finished one-two-three. The 4x100 and 4x800 relays shined as well. Chalking up wins for the

SHS boys was Anthony Olivia (110 hurdles), Damian Florian (1,600), Kyle Summa (800), Jacob Harton (3,200), Travis Daly (shot put), Anthony Bonefont (long jump), Ryan Daigle (pole vault) and the 4x800 relay team. Coming through with runner-up points for the Blue Knights was Mike Sullivan (110 hurdles), Joe Pappalardo (1,600) and Steve Boyington (300 hurdles).

For former star athletes becoming a coach not always an easy transition By Bryant Carpenter Special to The Citizen

Cheshire softball coach Maureen Hoag DiSorbo and her twin sister/assistant coach Kathleen Hoag were inducted into the Lyman Hall High School Hall of Fame this spring. Plainville softball coach Jen Micowski will go into the Southington Hall of Fame later this year for her exploits when she was known as Jen Gombotz. And Platt softball coach Trish Wodatch has a Hall of Fame hat trick: Platt High School, Eastern Connecticut State and Connecticut Softball. No question, we have a few area softball teams led by coaches who, in their playing days, were stars. All four of the above were All-State scholastic players who went on to checkered college careers before becoming mentors to the next generation. Which brings to mind the old Ted Williams adage of how great players can sometimes make for terrible coaches. It’s a simple posit: The star is so gifted and so driven that ordinary talent or intensity cannot be brooked or even understood. And so there is poor connection,

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Plainville softball coach Jen Micowski, a former standout at Southington High School as Jen Gombotz, has a conference with her players on the mound during a game against Platt in Meriden. Micowski is one of several former area high school athletes who have translated their success as players to the coaching ranks in high school. little nurturing. Splendid splinters begin to fester. Perhaps if Teddy Ballgame was a school teacher he’d have done better with his Senators. That’s something state senators might want to chew on

while wrangling with Gov. Dannel Molloy over education reform. Teaching, after all, is the coaching bedrock for Wodatch, Micowski and the Hoag sisters. What they do on the sidelines isn’t solely based on what

they once did on the field. It also rests on what they do in the classroom. As Kathleen Hoag remarked, “I think coaching, by any other word is teaching, and Maureen and I are both teachers. It’s just another way of breaking down and teaching a different strategy and making sure if they don’t have that skill set, you find another way to teach it to them.” The Hoags, who led Lyman Hall to the 1998 Class LL softball championship before going on to SCSU (Maureen) and Notre Dame (Kathleen), are social studies teachers at Cheshire High. Micowski , an ace Southington softball pitcher in the mid-90s who was even better at basketball (that’s the sport she played at Providence College), teaches math at Plainville High. Wodatch, a two-time softball AllAmerican at ECSU at two different positions in the 1980s, teaches P.E. and health at Platt. It’s the teacher in them that provides patience while curbing the frustration of the past player. Because the latter hasn’t gone away: A little Teddy Ballgame remains in

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Boys tennis continuing on upward trend By Michael Guerrera Special to The Citizen

In the beginning of the season Southington boys tennis head coach Tony Mauro was hoping to finish at 8-8, qualify for the tournament, but more importantly, play a steady season and continue the program on a consistent trend up. After a threegame losing streak, it looked as if things might be a little different than he had predicted. But with three games remaining coming into this week, the state of Southington boys tennis is right

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them these days.” - Out-of-season opportunities - AAU, travel ball - are more numerous, yet aren’t necessarily producing better players. Once the domain of elite athletes, travel programs are now more the domain of those who can pay the fee. “I feel like we’re missing the fundamentals,” said Hoag DiSorbo. “When I was little, I was taught fundamentals, I was taught the game ... I’m a head coach and

“I’m quite thrilled with this one,” said a giddy Mauro afterwards. Now with another season winding down, the always-passionate Mauro looked broadly at the state of the tennis program. “The first year I had the team, about six years ago, we had one player go to Rocky Hill and play indoors during the winter. This year, we had 13 of them over there. Now that alone should indicate a rise in the quality of play. We have some people in the pipeline, these rookies, doing extremely well,” he said. Following up, the head coach said

I’m still teaching high school players how to slide and that they have to tag (up) with less than two outs.” This drives the old players nuts. Yet in the next breath, the teacher in them comes forth to say how much they love their players. “I have a great time with these guys,” said Wodatch. “Do I get mad in an inning where we make all these mistakes? Absolutely. Do I want to pull my hair out and get gray hair? Absolutely, and I

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he has those rookies on the varsity courts this year, just showing that the younger classes are getting into the flow of the program as quick as ever. “The level of interest, definitely better,” said Mauro bluntly. And in terms of positive growth... “I think so. I see that,” he said. Mauro then paused and looked over at his kids, all along the fence cheering on their teammates. He said that wasn’t the culture when he

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each of them. “It’s always something you struggle with, especially if you’re competitive,” said Micowski . “It’s tough to bring that out of people from time to time. You’ve got to work on it every day. It takes repetition; it takes desire to get better. Sometimes you coach people and they peak and plateau, and they’re satisfied with what they are. It gets frustrating sometimes to try to push them over that hump and challenge them to keep getting better and not to settle.” Said Hoag DiSorbo, “When I first started coaching (in 2004) it was difficult only because the intensity and passion I had, I assumed every softball player had that, but it wasn’t the same.” And this from Wodatch, who is in her 14th season with the Panthers after starting her coaching career at the college level: “Patience? Oh my god, patience is a virtue, I’ll tell you that.” Although interviewed separately, the head coaches voiced similar thoughts about how female sports have changed. In particular: - With much busier lives and far more distractions, players aren’t as committed nowadays. Focus is lacking. “All I did when I was in school was play sports; I had the time to devote to it,” said Micowski. “My heart goes out to kids because they’re pulled in 20 million different directions. A lot of stress on

where it needs to be - on the continued slope upwards. “They’re doing well,” Mauro said. “I guess you’ve got to expect a dip here and there. This season we’re pretty close to where I thought we’d be; though, I thought we’d be more in the range of .500, but there were some matches that were close tiebreaks, etc.” Mauro was especially pleased with a 4-3, super-tight win over Northwest Catholic on May 7, where fortunes were reversed and some of those tiebreaks went the Blue Knights way.


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early on and it was difficult for me my first couple years coaching. It took some time to recognize every player is different and I have to be able to adjust my coaching to make sure my girls are performing at their max. There are some kids who respond well to the yells and the negative reinforcement and there’s some that need to be loved up and given positive reinforcement.” “Loved up” was probably not in the Ted Williams managerial lexicon. On area diamonds it is, even among fiery and fantastic former players. “I think I’ve learned patience over the years; I think

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“You can’t go into the classroom thinking that one style of teaching or a lesson plan is going to work,” said Hoag DiSorbo. “I have students who are visual learners; I have students with cognitive disabilities that require accommodations to their learning. I do the best I can to scaffold a lot of my teaching.” The term is “modification,” and it readily translates to the field. “Not every player reacts the same way and can be coached the same way,” Hoag DiSorbo said. “I learned that

I’ve calmed down in the sense of not getting frustrated with them and flying off the handle. I kind of think a little more. I’ve matured more in that aspect,” said Wodatch. “If a kid in my class is doing poorly, you sit ‘em down and talk to them and get them through it, if they’re going through things. It’s the same on the field. It’s enjoyable to do.” “And that’s what my college coach said, ‘We’re going to win some, we’re going to lose some, but you have to have fun; you have to enjoy it.’ I still do. I’ll still coach till I’m done having fun.”

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Tennis Continued from page 49 started, but with a little harping and persistence encouraging the kids to be aware of all the matches going on, the program and players have evolved. “Definitely they’re more disciplined and they’re having fun,” explained Mauro. As for the team making the tournament and some of the close matches, he said those

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Kara-Glow-Key — “Kara-Glow-Key,� a fundraiser hosted by the Southington Jaycees, will be held on Friday, May 25, from 8 to 11 p.m. at The Hot Spot, 2211 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike. There is a cost per person. Proceeds will benefit the Jaycees Relay for Life team.

‘We Remember’ — The St. Dominic School, 1050 Flanders Road, students grades kindergarten through five cordially invite all military personnel and their families to join the group for a Special Person’s Day concert, on Friday, May 25, at 1:30 p.m. This is a Memorial Day salute honoring all who serve our country and is themed “We Remember,� directed by St. Dominic School’s music teacher, Judy Miller. The event is free.

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Bag book sale —The Friends of the Southington Public Library will hold a bag book sale on Friday, June 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale will be in the Program Room at the library, located at 255 Main St. and bags will be provided at

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621-3024. Tag sale - Southington Continued from page 51 Animal Rescue is having a tag sale fundraiser on SaturCommunity theater — day, June 2, from 8 a.m. to Southington Community noon, at 991 S. Main St. In Theatre presents Ken Ludthe last year alone, this wig’s farce The Fox on the group of volunteers has resFairway on May 31, June 1 cued more than 30 cats, and June 2 at DePaolo Middogs, kittens, and the occadle School, 385 Pleasant St., sional rabbit...all from Southington. Tickets can be Southington streets. This purchased in advance and hard working group gets the are available at Just For animals vet care, fosters You...Country Gifts, 979 them, and finds loving ownMeriden-Waterbury Road, ers to adopt them. They Plantsville, The Music Shop, rely solely on donations. 405 Queen St., Southington, Stop by and help the group and at the door. The Fox on continue their great work. If the Fairway is not approprianyone has items to donate ate for young audiences. For or would like to help, call more information, visit Ginny at (860) 620-0434. www.southingtoncommuniBottle drive -Cub Scout tytheatre.org, or call Peter at Pack 33 will be hosting a bot(860) 863-5915. tle drive on Saturday, June 2, Boston trip — The First from 9 a.m. until noon. Cans Baptist Church of Southing- and bottles will be collected ton, 581 Meriden Ave., will at Recreation Park. Proceeds “Splash Down” in Boston from this drive will help and a Fenway Park Tour on fund activities for Pack 33, who is sponsored by the Saturday, June 2. The coach South End Elementary PTO. bus will leave the church For more information about parking lot at 7 a.m. For scouting, visit www.BeASmore information and for reservations call Bev at (860) cout.org.

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Coin and currency show – There will be a coin and currency show on Saturday, June 2, at the Holiday Inn Express, 120 Laning St., Southington from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The group will be buying and selling coins, currency, silver, gold, proof sets, etc. For more information call (860) 681-1511 or email charteroakcoin@gmail.com. Show is sponsored by the Southington Coin Club.

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

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

A complete list of 2012 bus trips with details and fees is available on the Parks & Recreation Department’s webpage at www.southington.org.

Swim lessons The Southington Parks and Recreation Department announces registration for the first session of swim lessons. Lessons are open to Southington children only, ages 5 and up. Registration for Memorial Pool will be held on Monday, June 18, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., in the Parks & Recreation office in the basement of Town Hall, 75 Main St. Registration for Recreation Pool will be held on Wednesday, June 20 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Parks & Recreation office. The child must take swim lessons at the pool for which they have registered. Proof of residency is required. Parents should bring the child’s swim card from last year, if

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available and the child’s birth certificate if they are registering for the first time. Classes will begin the following week in the morning. Specific times will be determined at registration; however, all classes will be held between 10 a.m. and noon. There is a cost per child. Sorry, no refunds. Checks should be made payable to “Town of Southington.” Class sizes are limited and registration is on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, call the Southington Parks & Recreation Department at (860) 276-6219. (Note: Beginner classes are only offered on Monday, Wednesday & Friday; Advanced Beginner classes may be offered either on Monday, Wednesday & Friday or on Tuesday & Thursday; Intermediate, Swimmer and Advanced Swimmer classes are only offered on Tuesday & Thursday.)

Registration Registration for the Southington Community YMCAs Summer Program Session will begin for Full Members on Saturday, June 2, at 8 a.m. Program Member registration will begin on Saturday, June 9, at 8 a.m. Our Summer Program Session runs from June 25 to Aug. 19. Registration for current members is available on line at www.sccymca.org or in person at the Membership Services Desk. To obtain a YMCA membership, stop by the main Y at 29 High St., Southington. For more information contact Lynette Ferguson, membership services director at (860) 426-9522 or lferguson@sccymca.org.

School Age registration

2012-13 school year by the Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA. Before and after school programming is available for all school age children in Southington. Morning care programs are offered at the Y, 29 High St., and Derynoski Elementary School. After school locations are at Derynoski, Flanders, Kelley, Hatton, Thalberg, and Strong elementary schools. Students at South End and Planstville elementary schools, St. Dominic and St. Thomas schools, and DePaolo and Kennedy middle schools will be transported to the Y. Programming options include Monday through Friday; Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and Tuesday and Thursday. Orientation is scheduled for Saturday, August 18 at 10 a.m. at the YMCA Learning Center. For more information, contact Katie Sherman, director

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Property transfers reported from May 7 to 11: Craig C. Comparone to Robert E. Carlson, 19 Zwicks Farm Road, $234,000. Lovley Development Inc. to Thomas V. and Katherine E. Mangero, 145 Pacer Lane, $165,000. Mary Ann Testa to Robin J. Morse, unit 25, 175 Berlin Ave., $180,000. Estate of Lillian M. Zanetti to

Ryan J. Dostaler, 25 Whitney Ave., $125,000. Megan Lukens to Jeffrey A. and Connie M. Chu, unit 6D, 273 Queen St., $85,000. S.G. National LLC to West Queen Developers LLC, 785 Queen St., 800,000. Anthony J. Mazzacello Jr. to Kevin DeAngelo and Angela Turro, 18 Hazel Court, $370,000. Scott J. and Sandra K. Smith

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to Patricia A. Donahoe, 28 Burwell Ave., $154,000. Katherine Czerkies to Lorette Buckland, 38 South Road, $18,000. Michele A. McLaughlin to Benjamin V. Katayev, unit 16A, 273 Queen St., $88,000.

Chamber cards The Southington Chamber of Commerce, One Factory Square, Suite 201, is selling “Chamber Mall� discount cards to the public that provide discounts to more than 45 area Chamber businesses. The Chamber Mall list of those offering discounts for a full year can be found at the Chamber website www.southing toncoc.com. The cards are available for a small fee at the Chamber office. The cards are valid until April 15, 2013.

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Sandra Brunoli, 319 W. Center St., demolition, $1,000. Matthew Bacon, 159 Anne Road, deck, $1,000. Anna Niezgoski, 1509 Meriden Ave., windows, $3,500. Gary Dziedzic, 141 Summitt St., windows, $2,000. Robert Heath, 12 Little Fawn Road, doors and window, $3,000. William McCrann, 1267 Woodruff St., garage, $13,000. Calco Const., unit 17, 90 Applegate, house, $88,000. Calco Const., unit 16, 90 Applegate, house, $85,000. Kevin Kane, 800 Queen St., remodeling, $160,000. Rolande St. John, 644 Overlook Path, windows and door, $5,500. Henry Hudson, 590 Burritt St., roofing, $5,000. Ralph Crofton, 1045 W. Center St. Ext., swimming pool, $1,800. Thomas Willametz, 384 Hobart St., fireplace log set, $2,200. Norma Wood, 5 Charles St., remodeling, $2,000. Robert Schneider, 67 Village

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Cooking with Susan we’re going to plant tomatoes. The little ones like grape and cherry tomatoes, which are good for cooking. Put them in a sauce pan with a pat of butter and wait until they pop – this is a good side vegetable. The big ones are good for stuffing, either cold or hot. You can prepare by scalloping the edges, stuffing with tuna fish salad and useingthe inside of the tomato to add to the salad. They are also good for baking in the oven, stuffed with bread crumbs, canola oil, and parmigiana cheese baked until they are golden. Happy Cooking!

Susan Marchetti, of Southington, former owner of Susan’s Gourmet, is answering culinary questions from residents. Send Marchetti your queries to her at The Southington Citizen, 11 Crown St., Meriden, CT 06450, or e-mail news@thesouthingtoncitizen.com. Please include your full name, town and telephone number in case she needs to reach you. It’s that time of the year to start planting, and this year

for residents of Southington, Cheshire, Berlin/Kensington Continued from page 53 and New Britain. There is no bus transportation for Wanof child care, at (860) 426derers. Financial assistance 9541, or e-mail at ksheris available for qualified famman@sccymca.org. ilies who live in Southington and Cheshire. Open House will be held on YMCA Camp Sloper Out- Wednesday, June 6 and 13 door Center offers four, two- from 5:30 to7:30 p.m. week sessions running from For directions to YMCA July 2 to Aug. 24 as well as a Camp Sloper or for more inone-week preview from June formation, visit www.ymca25 to 29. The day camp pro- campsloper.org or call (860) gram runs Monday through 621-8194. Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with extended camp care For daily updates available if needed. YMCA visit our website: Camp Sloper serves children www.southingtoncitizen.com ages 3 to 15 years old. Bus transportation is provided

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SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE NOTIFICATION TO BIDDERS PLANTSVILLE SETTLING TANK BYPASS PROJECT Sealed Bids for Plantsville Setting Tank Bypass Project, Contract 2012-03, will be received at the office of the Town Manager, Town Hall, 75 Main Street, Southington, Connecticut, 06489, until Thursday, June 7, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., at which place and time said Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. The work includes the abandonment of the Plantsville sanitary sewer settling tank, which consists of the following: 1. Bypass influent flows to the tank by pumping sewage through a temporary pipe around the tank to a manhole in West Main Street. 2. Empty and clean the settling tank and bar screen chamber. 3. Inspect 18-inch pipe, channel and 20-inch pipe which will remain in use after the tank is abandoned. 4. Fill the tank and bar screen chamber with controlled density fill. 5. Restore Flow. 6. Schedule and maintain traffic control. 7. Project Alternates include C.I.P.P lining of selected pipes. Driveway and roadway restoration are also part of the project. Bid Security: Certified, treasurer’s or cashier’s check or bid bond in the sum of five percent (5%) of the bid. Contract Documents may be obtained at the office of the Town Engineer, Town Hall, 75 Main Street, Southington, Connecticut 06489 ($25.00 deposit required). Planholders must supply a fax number or email address in order to receive addenda. Successful bidder must furnish One Hundred Percent (100%) Performance Bond and One Hundred Percent (100%) Labor and Materials Bond. All appropriate State of Connecticut public works employment laws are applicable. Total Bid which exceeds $100,000.00 will be subject to prevailing wages. The Town of Southington reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, should the Town of Southington deem it to be in the public interest to do so. TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT James A. Grappone, P.E. Acting Town Engineer

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SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE Southington Planning and Zoning Commission Notice of Actions The Southington Planning and Zoning Commission voted to take the following actions at the meeting of May 15, 2012: 1. Maria Garay and Alba Rivaben, special permit use application for parent/grandparent apartment, 9 Stonegate Road (SPU #508), approved 2. AA Denorfia Building & Development, LLC, site plan application for the construction of a 14 unit multi-family development, 45 Carter Lane & 595 Main Street (SPR #1614), approved 3. Ideals Outlet, site plan application for proposed gravel parking lot for overflow parking, 2165 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike (SPR #1615), approved 4. Zingarella’s Pizza, site plan modification for building addition, 83 West Main Street (SPR #1547.2), approved Dated at Southington, CT This 16th day of May, 2012 Mary F. Savage-Dunham, AICP Town Planner

SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON TOWN COUNCIL Notice is hereby given that the Town Council of the Town of Southington will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of DePaolo Middle School, 385 Pleasant Street, Southington, CT to discuss the Artificial Turf Committee’s recommendation. Dated at Southington, Connecticut, this 17th day of May, 2012. TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON John C. Dobbins Chairman, Town Council LOST & FOUND LOST Kitten - All Black, approximately 8 weeks old. Vicinity Garden St. & Windsor Ave., Meriden. If seen, please call (203) 443-3634

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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

FORD TAURUS LX 2001 $3,488 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $988 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

Hyundai Veracruz 2011 AWD, 4 Door, GLS, Automatic Stock# 12-196A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy (203) 818-3300 MAZDA Miata 2012 Grand Touring Hardtop convertible. Metallic blue. Premium package. 238 miles. Showroom condition. MSRP $31,945. Selling for $27,500. 203-634-8508

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58 AUTOMOBILES PONTIAC Bonneville 2000 In very good shape, but does not run. Very good tires. Looking to sell at $500. Please call (203) 265-4448 Ask for John.

The Southington Citizen — Friday, May 25, 2012 CLASSIC & ANTIQUES

SUV’S

FORD EXPLORER XLT 1997 Excellent condition. Completely loaded. Original owner. New tires. New brakes. $2,290 fixed price. Can be seen on Craig’s List. (203) 237-8574

Corvette Coupe 1977 L48 Garage Kept Excellent condition 49,700 miles. Asking $15,500 203 631 0448

TRUCKS & VANS

SUV’S

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PETS & LIVESTOCK BULLDOGS, Yorkie, Yorkie-Poo, Schnoodles, Chihuahua, Poodles, Boxers, Puggle, German Shepherd, Shih Tzu & mixed breeds. $250+. 860-930-4001 GERMAN Shepherd & Husky Mix Puppies! $550 Call for info 203-915-7950

WANTED TO BUY Always Buying All Contents of Estates. Antique, old toys & collectibles. furniture, costume jewelry, etc. Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 S. Orchard St. Wallingford. 203-379-8731 or 203-284-3786 Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm ALWAYS BUYING CASH PAID Vintage Electronics, Amps, Musical Instruments, Guitars, Radios, Ham Equipment, CB, HiFi, Audio Equipment. 860-707-9350

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203-284-8986 SATURN S SERIES SL1 2002 $3,088 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $788 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

HARLEY-DAVIDSON XLH883 Sportster 1997 only 11,000 miles. Asking $4500. Also, 4 tires on AR aluminum rims, 30x9.50R15lt five stud for ford or Gm all for $400. Contact Tom @ 203-430-8445.

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CAMPER & TRAILERS COLEMAN ROANOKE popup camper, 1995, sleeps 6, $800 or best offer. Must sell. Call (203) 639-0391 SUPERFLO PRO 100 Jet Ski/ Snowmobile trailer, 8.5ft wide, 10ft long, $700. 860-827-8208

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MAHOGANY Office Desk and Chair. Like new. Must sell. $95. Call Mark at 860-919-8374

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE FREE Land Fill, clean broken up, concrete, pick up only. 203-715-0553

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH

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ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

We’re Also A Full Service Automobile Repair Facility. We Repair All Makes & Models.

(203) 630-0088

SUV, 4 Door, Automatic Stock# 5567A $17,995

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

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JET SKI 1999 Seadoo GSX Limited Red and black 951CC. Comes complete with new Karavan trailer. $3000 or best offer. Call 203 715-6489 Leave Message

PETS & LIVESTOCK AKC LABRADOR Retriever Puppies. Chocolate & Black. Raised w/children. $500-$800. Ready 5/31. Taking deposits now. Craig 203 631-9386

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

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MERIDEN 1BR Stove, Heat & Hot Water incl. Lease, Sec & Refs. No pets. 203- 239-7657 or 203-314-7300 MERIDEN 2 BR, 1 bath Sec 8 Approved 1st flr, LR, DR, FP, hdwd flrs, fenced yd, 1400 sq ft, no pets, garage. $900+sec, Util not incl Avail June 1st 203-440-0707 MERIDEN 2 BR, Hardwood Flrs Nice area, close to downtown. Includes Refrigerator, Stove & Water. $800. + sec. 1 Lincoln Terrace 860-770-7296 MERIDEN 3 BR, 2nd Fl. Downtown. $900/mo. Sec req. Susan 203-668-1049 MERIDEN 5 Rooms, 1st Fl. Freshly painted. Hardwood floors. $900 monthly plus deposit. Utilities not included. (203) 237-2680

MERIDEN BRADLEY ESTATES I & II 200 Pratt Street The Waitlist for Bradley Estates I & II 2 BEDROOMS will be closed on May 25, 2012 until further notice, we will not accept Applications for housing for Bradley I & II. Carabetta Management Company 203 237-7400

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SCHWINN Stingray Chopper bike, blue, hardly used. $150. 203-631-3052

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

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DINING Room Set Table with 6 Chairs and Hutch. $375 (203) 238-9772 DINING Room set, table with 2 17” leaves, 6 high back cushion chairs. 2 piece hutch with hideaway bar with all pads. Solid dark oak. Beautiful condition. $1700. Steve 203-284-8292

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd. Starting at $800 Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-886-7016

DEE’S ANTIQUES

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MERIDEN Spac Tnhse, 3 BRs, 1 full/2 half bath twnhse new kit (new stove, dw & & tile), LR, DR, laundry rm, 2c gar, yard. $1300. Ownr/Brkr 203-952-1122 SO. MERIDEN Lease with option to buy! 2 BR, 1 1/2 bath Townhouse, hdwd flrs, granite, quiet neighborhood. $1500/ mo. Avail July. Small down payment plus 1 mo rent & 1 mos sec. Credit check. Owner/ agent. Call Josh 203-996-1719.

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Flanders West Apts

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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

WANTED TO BUY 2ND GENERATION Buys Napier Jewelry, Sterling, Old Lamps & Lamp Parts, Old Dolls, Collectibles, Dep Glass. One Item to Entire Estate. 203 639-1002

MER. Furnished Apts. East Side Incl Heat, HW, Elec. 1 BR, 1st Fl, $845/mo+sec. 1BR, 2nd Fl $801 /mo+sec. 203-630-3823 12pm8pm or Meridenrooms.com

MERIDEN- 3BR $850. Crown St. No utilities incl. 1 mo. sec. req Available immediately! 203-815-5399 MERIDEN- Nice 1 BR, appliances, parking, no pets. Deposit, credit, reference. 72 No. First St. $595. Please call 203-317-7222 MERIDEN- Nice renovated 2 bdrm. No pets. $795. per mo, deposit, credit & references. Please call 203-238-1890 . MERIDEN- West side, 1 BR, 2nd FL. Includes Heat, HW & Elec. Oak Flooring. Very Clean! $860/ mo+sec 203-630-3823 12pm8pm or Meridenrooms.com MERIDEN-3BR apts. 2nd & 3rd flrs. Hdwd flrs. $700 & up. No pets. Utils not incld. Section 8 approved. Call 860-983-6336 MERIDEN. 2nd flr, 5 rm, 2 BR, sec & refs. $975/ mo. Call owner/agent, 203-238-1977. MERIDEN. 3 BR, 1st flr in 2 family house. $950/mo. Newly remodeled. No pets. Avail now. 203- 500-9080 or 203-500-9090 SOUTHINGTON Updated 1 BR, 2nd fl. Very Clean. Hdwd floors, Appls. Off st parking. No utils. No pets. Sec & refs. $650/mo. 860-621-4463 or 860-302-6051


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HOUSES FOR SALE

MIDDLETOWN. 1st flr, 2 BR, 2 bath, sec & ref. Completely redone. $1100 monthly. Call Ray 203-238-1977, Remax. SOUTHINGTON. 2 BR apt, 1 bath, w & d hookup, in 2 family home in nice neighborhood. $1000/mo plus utils. Call 860919-8610 or 860-621-0423

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MERIDEN. $74,900 Great opportunity to own 3 family with traditional floor plan & character. 3.3.2 with off street parking & laundry hook up. Call Sue 203-265-5618

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800-959-7599 MERIDEN. $169,900 Must see this cozy well mntn cape, HDWD FLS thru-out, cer tiel kit bths, EIK, enc. Porch, den or 3rd bdrm, tons of closets & stor. Fin LL. 2nd kit & den w/ add't stor. Flwr bds, conv to hw, scls & shops. Call Annmarie McPherson 203-265-5618

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MERIDEN. $399,900 Historic Meriden home features old world charm with all the modern conveniences 10 rms, 5 brs 2 car garage, 3 full baths, beautifully landscaped private yard. Call Fred Gettner for details 203-265-5618

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BERLIN By Owner 4 BR, 2.5 Baths, 3/4 Acre Corner Lot. Lg Rms, FP in Great Room. Excellent location. In-ground Pool, 2 Car Garage. $320,000. 860 828-6026 or 860 635-7604 MERIDEN. 6 rm, freshly painted cape with w/w carpeting, 1car garage, level lot. Only $104,900. Colony Real Estate (203) 235-5797

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

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DATTCO CT's largest private school bus company is looking for the industries BEST School Bus Drivers for our Middletown location. If you currently have a valid CDL-PS we are looking for you! CDL is not a must. We will provide all of the free training you will need to be successful! Sign on bonus offered to CDL-PS drivers only that apply in May! At DATTCO you can bring your children to work with you! Call DATTCO today 860-635-8234 ext 100 or apply online! www.dattco.com DATTCO is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Record-Journal Publishing Company’s Classified Department is seeking an Advertising Sales Representative who is ready to achieve success. Must be highly motivated and goal oriented in a multi-media capacity. In addition to taking classified ads via phone, fax, email and in person, this position also requires contacting local businesses both over the phone and in person for the development of new business. This individual must provide excellent service to our clients selling advertising in our daily and weekly newspapers, specialty publications, and other online products. The successful candidate must possess a reliable vehicle, good oral and written communication skills, type at least 45wpm, be well organized, and have excellent follow-through skills. Sales experience is preferred, but we are willing to train the right candidate. Hcianciullo@ record-journal.com

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MERIDEN STUDIOS & 1 BRs We are offering a special! 1ST Month’s Rent Free with a credit score of 600 or over. Please call 203-630-2841 WALLINGFORD 1 BR apt. Brand new. 1st Fl. East side, wooded area. Heat, HW, Electric & Comcast incl. $1200/mo + sec. Refs required. 203 284-8035 WALLINGFORD 1BR Apartment 3rd Floor. Newly renovated. No pets. 1 month security and references. $700 per month. Call 203-265-9898 WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 2nd Fl WD Hookups, Center of town. Off street parking. No pets. No smoking. 1 mo security. $975 /month + utils. 203- 269-1462 WALLINGFORD-1 & 2 BR apts & Townhouses starting at $795. NO PETS. JJ Bennett 203-2657101 WTBY/Cheshire line. Like new 2 BR Townhouse, large garage, 1.5 baths, all modern upgrades, 5 mins to I84. No pets. $995 mo. (860) 347-6878.

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Activation/upgrade/fee/line: up to $35 IMPORTANT CONSUMER INFORMATION: Subject to Cust Agmt, Calling Plan, rebate form & credit approval. Up to $175 early termination fee ($350 for advanced devices) & addíl charges apply to device capabilities. Offers & coverage, varying by svc, not available everywhere; see vzw.com. While supplies last. Limited time offer. Rebate debit card takes up to 6 wks & expires in 12 months. DROID is a trademark of Lucasfilm Ltd. and its related companies. Used under license. KEVLAR® is a registered trademark of DuPont used under license by Motorola Mobility, Inc. 4G LTE is available in 202 cities in the U.S. LTE is a trademark of ESTI. © 2012 Verizon Wireless.


5-25-2012 Southington Citizen