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Town’s first and only recreation director is retiring By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen

After organizing everyone else’s fun and leisure events in town for nearly the past 40 years, Bill Masci is going to now direct his own recreational activities. For nearly 40 years, Masci has stood as the town’s first and only director of recreation at the town’s parks and recreation department. Now, at 78 years old, Masci is stepping down and letting No. 2 take his place. “I’m going to enjoy it,” he said. “Got all the good stuff.” All the “good stuff ” he included were traveling with his wife, fishing and golfing. Being at the head of the

department since the beginning, Masci has seen the department grow and change, though mostly through protocol and how programs are put together. “The way to do things and the way people’s thoughts who were in government, their mindset changed and you had to adjust to whatever you had to do,” he said. “People changed on what they had to do and programming got a little more [detailed] and you had to do things accordingly to who was doing it and who was in the program.” He added that for the first 17 years or so he was the only See Masci, page 20

And they’re off!

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Gold Medal winner

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Unico Gold Medal winner Janet Mellon, second from right, receives a standing ovation at the organization’s annual dinner. Mellon, who is the director of Southington Community Services, receives applause from, from left, Mark A. Mongillo, Unico chapter president, the Rev. Victoria Triano, Stuart Estra and David Zoni Sr., far right.

For 18th year, concerts to rock downtown on Wednesday nights By Kimberly Primicerio and Robin Lee Michel The Southington Citizen Starting next week, Wednesday nights in downtown Southington will be filled with people dancing, lounging and listening to music. Music on the Green makes its way back to the center June 1 with a country group, the Larry Ayce Band. The series of live music

performances is celebrating its 18th year this summer. In order for so many people to be entertained each week requires much organization and scheduling. Jerry Limmer, 70, has been in charge of the planning of Music on the Green since its start. “It’s a big job,” Limmer said. “But it’s all about the people, I know they love it, if I did-

See Green, page 16

Walk in downtown Plantsville could impact future plans for development Photo by Deb Mikan

A canine contestant clears a hurdle — with a little help from family — during the Southington Jaycees second Pet Palooza held Saturday in the dog park on Mill Street. There were also various contests including look-a-like and catch a flying disk.

By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen The rainy, chilly May weather didn’t stop the Central Business Alliance’s plans to host its walk of downtown Plantsville on May 18. Members of the chamber of commerce as

well as several town officials showed up, armed with umbrellas, to survey the area and offer suggestions and updates concerning the town’s Renaissance Project. The town plans to make over areas of the town’s downtown districts to make it more appealing and attract

more businesses, and in turn, more people. “We’re trying to make it more aesthetic, more attractive so more businesses come in,” said Town Engineer Anthony Tranquillo. The walk didn’t last long

See Walk, page 10


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This year marks the 175th anniversary of the Bradley Barnes Homestead built in 1836 at 85 N. Main St. It was opened to the public as a historical museum and research library when Bradley Barnes willed his home to the Town of Southington in 1973. To celebrate the historic milestone, the Barnes Museum will present an old-time Victorian Garden Party on Saturday June 11, from 1 to 5 p.m. Visitors can spend a leisurely afternoon strolling the grounds and gardens enjoying fine entertainment, music, museum tours with the 200 Hats Exhibit, lawn games and sweet delights provided by some of Southington’s finest restaurants. Kandie Carle will bring her 1890s’ rendition as the “Victorian Lady,” taking guests on a journey back in time by using clothing and accessories along with humor and grace as her tools. Also by popular demand will be the outstanding voices of the Southington Chamber Singers who will perform a concert featuring some American favorites and other popular selections. Tickets are now available for purchase at the Barnes Museum and the Southington Public Library. Proceeds from this event will be placed


64 Main St., for coffee and doughnuts. American Legion members will conduct services at the following locations and times: 7:30 a.m. Panthorn Park; 7:45 a.m. Wonx Spring; 8 a.m. Quinnipiac; 8:20 a.m. Recreation Park; 8:30 a.m. South End Cemetery; 8:35 a.m. Immaculate Conception; 8:50 a.m. Southington Care. The Southington Marine Corps League will conduct services at the following locations and times: 7:30 a.m. Memorial Park; 7:45 a.m. Oak Hill Cemetery; 8:05 a.m. Holy Trinity; 8:15 a.m. West Street Cemetery; 8:35 a.m. St.

Thomas Cemetery. Members interested in marching in the Memorial Day parade are asked to meet at 10 a.m. in the Derynoski School parking lot on Eden Avenue. Step-off time will be at 10:30 a.m. Dress uniform is required. Anyone interested in marching should call Post 72, Senior Vice Commander George Holyst, at (860) 6280168. Memorial services on the town green, in front of the Legion home, will immedi-

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Crowds flock to the annual Touch-a-Truck event held last Saturday behind Derynoski Elementary School. Children and families learned about the dozens of vehicles and many youngsters sat behind the steering wheels. The event was presented by American Legion Kiltonic Unit 72 Auxiliary.

U.S. Postal Service employee Phil Macdowell welcomes visitors to the mail truck. This was his final Touch-a-Truck event as a mail carrier as he is retiring soon. Gunnar Horvath, 23 months old, takes the driver’s seat as his mother, Carrie, watches.

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, May 27, 2011

Poppies serve as reminder of those who sacrificed

As we look ahead to Memorial Day Weekend with its countdown to the last day of school, the opening of swimming pools and the running of the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, let us stop for just a moment and look back to the month of May in another time — May 1918. America was engaged in a world war - the first time this young country had joined forces with other nations to defend a free society. The young men of the American Expeditionary Forces faced a war in France crueler than they could have imagined …

war fought from trenches that stretched from Switzerland to the North Sea. That May of 1918, they spent week after week crouched in trenches filling with spring rain turning the earth that had been frozen to mud. On those spring breezes came waves of mustard gas - and the smell of death. That same rain and warm sun that added to the terrible conditions in the trenches made the wild poppies grow field after field of bright red poppies growing where thousands had died.

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During the month of May and more particularly on May 30, the members of the American Legion Auxiliary will once again ask the citizens of their communities to remember the sacrifice that has been made for America by wearing a poppy . Wearing a poppy is not only a personal tribute to the dead but it also honors the living veteran and helps with rehabilitation work. The poppy we will distribute in return for a contribution is made by veterans to remember veterans - and to help veterans. There is one more task before the Unit’s Poppy promotion is complete. Every volunteer and everyone who contributed on Poppy Day deserves to be thanked. The American Legion Auxiliary — Kiltonic Unit 72,

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Celebrate CT Trails Day Connecticut Trails Day is Saturday, June 4 and to celebrate, there are two hikes being offered locally. The Camp Sloper Hike is from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and is co-sponsored by the Southington Conservation Land Trust and the Southington-Cheshire YMCA. This familyoriented 2.5 mile hike will explore the trails at the scenic 139-acre Camp Sloper. Historical areas and interesting natural phenomena will be some of the highlights on this family-friendly hike. Some terrain may be wet so bring appropriate footwear. No rain date. Contact Leader Dan Nardini with any questions, (860) 276-8317 or e-mail The Tunxis Trail Hike will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is sponsored by the Southington Land Conservation Trust. Hiking boots required, some rough terrain, 6 miles total; suitable for experienced hikers. Hikers should bring water and lunch. Hikers will visit Woodtick Cemetery, old stone foundations and White Rock. The pace will be easy to moderate. Pre-registration is required. Contact Carol Langley at (860) 621-2860 or e-mail Meet at trailhead parking off Whitman Road, Southington. No dogs. Rain date will be Sunday, June 5.



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Southington’s interest rate is reduced By Richie Rathsack Special to The Citizen The town’s favorable credit rating continues to pay off. After refinancing bonds originally issued in 2004, the town was able to win a lower interest rate Tuesday, saving taxpayers $483,000 over the next 12 years. The overall interest rate on the new bonds was 2.68 percent, compared to the average interest rate on the old bonds of 4.12 percent. The town had been contemplating the issuance since August of 2010, but because of volatility in the bond market starting late last year, postponed it until now, according to a statement from Town Manager Garry C. Brumback . “The bond market experienced an extended run-up in rates starting in late 2010 that, until recently, had erased the anticipated debt service savings,” said Matthew A. Spoerndle, managing director of Phoenix Advisors, the town’s financial adviser, in a statement. “Thankfully, rates

have been steadily declining over the last month, which enabled us to enter the market and lock in significant budgetary savings for the town going forward.” The town negotiated the issue with Roosevelt & Cross, Bank of New York. Though the money will be saved over 12 years, the town may realize the savings sooner. “The town will immediately use $225,000 of those savings in the 2011-12 budget year and another $229,000 in the 2012-13 budget year to help keep taxes under control,” said Emilia Portelinha, the town’s director of finance. The settlement date for the sale is June 3. Standard & Poor’s assigned a AA+ longterm rating to the new debt issue and affirmed its AA+ rating on the town’s general obligation bonds outstanding. The rating agency cited the town’s “strong financial position,” “low debt burden,” and the “expectation of the consistently strong reserve levels” among the factors influencing the rating.

Spelling bee for adults Southington Education Foundation is presenting a spelling be for adults on Thursday, June 16, 7 p.m., at Southington High School. There is an entry fee for teams however the event will be open and free to the public. Organizations and town departments are welcome to form teams. All proceeds benefit SEF, which provides grants for education programs and instructional equipment in the schools. Entry forms can be downloaded from the SEF website

Strawberry Festival The Village of Plantsville Association presents the 15th Annual Olde Fashioned Strawberry Festival on Friday, June 10, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St. Guests can purchase homemade strawberry shortcake, strawberry shortcake supreme, hot dogs and beverages, and there will also be children’s entertainment, raffles and the “Number Nine,” a Beatles tribute band. There will also be the Little Miss and Mister Strawberry Shortcake contest. This event will be held rain or shine. If it rains, the event will be held inside the church. Admission is free. For more information, contact the Arc of Southington at (860) 628-9220, ext. 100.

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because of the weather, but the group was able to discuss key areas of interest, like parking, and what to do with certain plots of land in the small downtown district. “The whole idea of this is to go through and talk about plans for the renaissance,” said Art Secondo, president of the Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce. The tour started at the new Rails for Trails entrance on West Center Street, next to the Hearthstone Pub. The grand opening for the entrance is slated for June 4 at 10 a.m. with a grand opening ceremony, though people al-

ready use the trail at their own leisure. The group thinks a new restaurant on the trail across from the new entrance could attract a lot of foot traffic and revitalize the area. The group first moved toward the aforementioned pub, where a view of the Quinnipiac River from the restaurant’s front patio had the group talking about future plans involving the river. “We’re going to try to use the Quinnipiac River as a natural resource for the renaissance,” Tranquillo said. He added that decks will be built for people to sit on and enjoy a riverside experience. Next the group walked to

the intersection of West Center and Main streets and talked about portions of land that could be used for parking. Secondo then pointed out a small building that was used as a gas station at the beginning of the 20th century. Secondo then noted that sometimes, not too often, flooding occurs, and asked Tranquillo if that could ever be eliminated. Tranquillo said the flooding problem goes back about 25 to 30 years, and he doesn’t see a quick fix anytime soon. “It’s an inadequate pipeline that runs under the Dunkin’ Donuts,” Tranquillo said. “It’s not large enough, the area is low, and when the river comes up, it backs it



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Mark Sciota, town attorney and deputy town manager, second from right, tells town officials some possibilities being discussed to develop downtown Plantsville. up.” One of the main and recurring themes of the survey was parking. “Plantsville is growing,” Secondo said. “More people are coming down – it’s true. Things have been happening before the renaissance, so you can imagine what it’ll be like after.” Town Manager Garry Brumback attended the walk, and said his experi-

ences in Southington thus far have been great, especially for his family, to see the town grow. “We’re getting to see all the green shoots coming through,” Brumback said. “In this significant economic downturn, we’re growing our grand list, opening businesses, and that’s what makes Southington special and I couldn’t be happier to be here.”

Jaycees welcome Karaoke Cove

The Southington Jaycees are sponsoring the grand opening of Karaoke Cove at Pirate Mini Golf, 2211 Meriden Waterbury Road, in Southington. This is Southington’s first and only all-ages karaoke club. The event will be held Friday, June 3, from 7 to 10 p.m., and will feature raffles, prizes and food. Guests are encourage to dress like pirates. For more information, call Ryan Cayer, (858) 414-7645 or call Pirate Mini Golf, (860) 620-1742.

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Pamela Backes and Joseph Lopa were married June 12, 2010, at St. Clements Castle in Portland. Desire Chapdelaine, justice of the peace, officiated. The bride is the daughter of William Backes, of Southington, and the deceased Melanie Backes, of Southington. The groom is the son of Lynn Lopa, of Southington, and Richard Lopa, of Wethersfield. The bridal party — eight bridesmaids and seven groomsmen — included 15 of their closest family members and friends. A reception was held at Prince Edward Ballroom at St. Clements Castle. The bride earned her bachelor of arts degree in psychology and masters in counseling and community psychology at Marist College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. She is employed at Area Cooperative Educational Services as a data systems coordinator. The groom earned his bachelor of arts degree in communications at Western Connecticut State University, Danbury. He is employed by the City of New Britain as a police officer. The couple honeymooned in Cabo, Mexico, and is excited to announce they are expecting their first child in September. They are residing in Southington.

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hikes at the 143-acre outdoor center that focus on Sloper history, natural wonders, letterboxing, tree identification and more. Pre-registration is required and can be done at the Southington Community YMCA. Full members of the YMCA are free and program members pay a small fee. Families meet at the McLeod Pavilion, YMCA Camp Sloper, 1000 East St., Southington, at 12:30 p.m., and hikes last approximately 90 minutes. On June 12, a tree identification hike will take place. For further information, contact Mark Pooler at (860) 621-8194, ext. 304 or e-mail

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The Southington Parks and Recreation Department announces registration for the first session of swim lessons for Southington children only, ages 5 and older. Registration for Memorial Pool will be held Tuesday, June 28, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., in the Parks and Recreation Department office in the basement of town hall, 75 Main St. Registration for Recreation Pool will be held Thursday, June 30, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., in the parks and recreation office. Proof of residency is required. Proof of residency is required. Parents should bring the child’s swim card from last year, if available, and the child’s birth certificate. Classes will begin the following week in the morning. Children must take swim lessons at the pool for which they have registered. Beginner classes are only offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; advanced beginner classes may be of-

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The Southington Parks and Recreation Department, 75 Main St., has announced 2011 excursions: Gettysburg and Lancaster, Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29, includes deluxe motor coach transportation, two nights at the Heritage Hotel in Lancaster; two

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help with Parks and Rec activities. Continued from page 1 Music on the Green developed from the one or two conn’t know that, then I wouldn’t certs performed each sumbe doing it.” mer at Recreation Park. “AfLimmer’s passion for the ter a couple of years, I concerts and residents may thought it would be a much stem from the fact he has better program if we moved lived in Southington all his it to the green. It took a year life “thus far,” he said. For 31 or two to convince people of years he was a surveyor and that but the recreation direcinspector in the town’s Engitor and park board went neering Department but in his “spare time” he would See Green, next page

Music on the Green Summer 2011 Concerts June 1: The Larry Ayce Band, country classics, sponsored by The Southington Community YMCA June 8: Memphis Soul Spectacular, high energy southern soul sound, sponsored by TD Bank June 15: Gunsmoke, country hit songs, sponsored by The Southington Police Union –LEAS June 22: The Kathy Thompson Band, rock and soul, sponsored by The Kiwanis Club of Southington/The Southington Citizen June 29: The Barons, hit songs from the past, sponsored by Baron Realty Group LLC July 6: The Tirebiter Band, hit songs from the 60’s to the 90’s, sponsored by Ali’s Nursery July 13: The Diamond Collection, the Neil Diamond era, sponsored by Richard Chevy July 20: Beatles Forever, Beatles songs of the past, sponsored by Aqua Turf Club July 27: The Sam Vinci Orchestra, popular Italian/American songs, sponsored by the Unico Club of Southington/The Sons of Italy Aug. 3: The Barn Burners, modern country music, sponsored by The Lions Club of Southington Aug. 10: Red Satin, big band and classics, sponsored by The Summit at Plantsville Aug. 17: Shaded Soul, Motown, R&B, rock, swing, soul music, sponsored by Billy Carlson Heating and Air Conditioning LLC Aug. 24: The Eddie Forman Orchestra, Polka music, sponsored by The Southington Polish Falcons Nest 307 Aug. 31: The Dyno-O-Myte Disco Review, dance music, sponsored by The Hartford Concerts begin at 7 p.m. Rain date is Thursday.

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Eight of the 14 bands are new. “We have three types of country bands,” Limmer said. “The public is saying they want more country, so I got three types and I think they’ll like it.” Along with the newcomers there’s a Neil Diamond

cover band that is an old favorite for the crowd, Limmer said. The Neil Diamond band is outstanding, said Gerri Roper, Parks and Recreation Department office assistant. “People are all over the town green,” Roper said. “They look like ants at a pic-

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along with that,” Limmer said. “The very first time in 1973 we performed on the sidewalk, then the following year we built a wooden stage,” he said. However, the platform had to be set up before and dismantled afterward each week. “A few years later we got a much larger stage, much better, and designed a canopy to go over the top.” This too had to be taken down following every performance. “It was a lot of work, so much paraphernalia like sawhorses, barriers, equipment; it was hard,” Limmer said. Thanks to the Rotary Club of Southington, performers now take the stage on a mobile platform with a half-roof that the club purchased in 2000 following an extensive fund drive. This stage is able to remain parked on Apple Alley for the entire summer, which makes life easier for Limmer and other workers. However, this venue is starting to show its age, he said, and is developing a few problems. Limmer knows all about entertaining crowds because he was also a vocalist and guitarist with his No Name Band, which was active from 1966 to 2000. Now he is retired from the Engineering Department and his band but he still gives vocal performances and works as a disc jockey. Each year, in January, Limmer starts making phone calls and visits to civic organizations to raise money for the sponsorships. Once the money is in place, the bands are hired and scheduled. Limmer said it costs at least $14,000 to hire the performers for the series. He makes sure to go out and see the bands or at the very least listen to CDs or DVDs of the musical acts. Every band hired has received his stamp of approval, he said. “Some return from the years before,” he said. “They are favorites.” While picking out bands, Limmer takes into consideration opinions of patrons and regulars to the music event. For serving as coordinator, Limmer receives a stipend

from the town. “It takes hundreds of hours, starting the beginning of January. I probably am making 10 cents an hour,” he said. However, he is not complaining. Fourteen bands will participate in Music on the Green this year, compared to last year’s 13, Limmer said.

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Dancing to benefit Japan Photo courtesy of Dance City & the Arts

Southington dancers from the Dance City & the Arts company and senior team performed for a Japan relief benefit held April 30 at the Charter Oak Cultural Arts Center in Hartford. The performance was produced by Meghan McDermott in collaboration with Hartford City Ballet, other performance companies who took part included dancEnlight, The Connecticut Concert Ballet and Irish Step instrumentals. The performers were from New York and Connecticut. The event raised $5,016 for Japan.

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Vaudeville magician, Cardone, the Ultimate, will be performing an all-ages magic show at DePaolo Middle School, 385 Pleasant St., on Friday, June 3, at 7 p.m., sponsored by Southington Youth Services. There is a cost and proceeds will benefit the Southington Youth Festival Initiative. This is geared toward teenagers.

First Baptist Church of Southington has announced the following day trips for 2011. Sunday, July 17: Boston Pops at Tanglewood featuring conductor Keith Lockhart and a tribute to Cole Porter and his music. Dinner following at The Morgan House. Saturday, Aug. 20: Southern Lighthouse Cruise out of Boston. Thursday, Oct. 20: tribute to Neil Diamond at Chez Josef, Agawam, Mass. All trips are open to the public and depart from the parking lot of the church, 581 Meriden Ave., Southington. For information and reservations, call Bev at (860) 6213024.


Teenager plans talent show Annalisa Sega, 15, a freshman at Southington High School, will be organizing her Fourth Annual Talent Show to Benefit the March of Dimes. Sega, a former premature infant herself, has been youth ambassador for the Connecticut Chapter of the March of Dimes for the last five years. To date she has raised almost $8,000 for the organization. This year the talent show is Sunday, June 5, 4 p.m., at Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St. There is a charge to attend.


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Southington residents Julie Riccio, top, and Margo Paul, portray evil fairies in the Ballet Theater Company’s production of “Folklore and Fairytales” on Saturday, June 4, 2 and 7:30 p.m., at Hoffman Auditorium, Carol Autorino Center for the Arts and Humanities at Saint Joseph College, West Hartford. The program features the premiere of “Grimm’s Fairy Tales,” a one-act contemporary ballet, and excerpts from several classical ballets. Tickets are available at or call (860) 570-0440 or at the box office one hour before show time.

Cruz’in Congos of the First Congregational Church of Southington announces three bus trips for 2011. The June 7 to 8 overnight to Corning, N.Y. trip includes Corning Glass Museum, Rockwell Museum of Native American & Western Art, Comfort Inn, Corning, Glen Curtiss Museum, Hammondsport, Geneva and Finger Lakes drive, luncheon at Ramada Lakefront Hotel, Rose Hill Mansion on Lake Geneva. The July 17 trip will be to the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in Rhinebeck, N.Y., featuring a live antique aeroplane air show and new museum with large collection of automobiles, airplanes, motorcycles, early engines and memorabilia

from 1900 to 1935. An added feature on July 17 will be the British Antique Car Show. This is a good family trip. Sept. 21 is Connecticut Day at the Big E. Cost includes bus and admission. The public is welcome. For more information, call Meredith Mann, (860) 6288982 or e-mail mersm@ cox,net .

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Masci Continued from page 1 one in the department, with help from only part-time workers. “I did it by myself with a telephone recorder; that was a little trying but we made it through,” he said. “I was blessed with a lot of good part-time people.”

Eleven years ago, Gerri Roper came to the scene as the office assistant and said working with Masci has been “delightful.” “He’s very knowledgeable, he’s excellent when it comes to people and dealing with people and always keeping me reminded that we’re here to serve the people,” Roper said of her long-time boss. “He’s always been that way,

so he’s just been a delight. I’m going to miss him terribly.” Masci’s last day is slated for this Tuesday, May 31. Roper, 62, will be joining him in the retired world soon enough when she puts her last day in on Aug. 5. “It’s kind of like an exodus out of here,” Roper said with a laugh. “But we really didn’t plan it this way.”

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Masci said one of the things he’ll miss the most is working with the people in the town hall. He said he’s also going to miss working with the general public and the kids. “Southington’s been very good to me I enjoyed every minute,” he said. “There’s some people you can’t satisfy but that’s part of the job. I think in our office we’ve never hollered at anybody, we just took everything with a grain of salt because I know myself personally I’m a public servant and that’s our job so no matter who it is, you’ve got to take care of them.” Assistant recreation director Dave Lepreay, who has 16 years with the department, will be the new director. There will be a retirement party held for Masci on Tuesday, June 14 at 5:30 p.m. at Testa’s Banquet Facility,

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Bill Masci, the town’s first and only director of the parks and recreation department, is retiring next week after 39 years. Standing beside him is his wife, Adele Masci.

South Center St. Tickets cost $40 and include dinner and a donation to Masci’s retirement gift. Tickets can be obtained by calling the town manager’s office at (860) 2766200.

Ambassador Program The 12th Annual Southington Ambassador Program will be held at DePaolo Middle School, Pleasant Street, Southington, on Saturday,

May 28, starting at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to The Little, Young and Junior Eunice Cashman Bass Southington Ambassador Program to meet all the contestants. The program will feature a talent routine performed by each contestant, as well as the crowning of the new title holders and their court. There is a charge to attend and tickets can be purchased at Just For You…Country Gifts, 979 Meriden-Waterbury Road, Plantsville, and at the door. Proceeds from the program benefit the scholarships for young women in Southington and Southington Community Theatre. For more information, contact Tony Lamberto, (860) 8773210, or Heidi Bass-Lamberto, (860) 877-2842.


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The Miles for Melanie 5k Run will be held Sunday, June 26, 8 a.m., at Lake Compounce amusement park, Bristol. There is a charge to participate. All proceeds will be used to build a pavilion at YMCA Camp Sloper in Southington in honor of Melanie Rossini.


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Couple with Southington roots heading to Japan as missionaries By Sarah Foster Special to The Citizen

On March 11, 2011, the world watched with shock and sadness as the devastating tsunami and earthquake ravaged the country of Japan. For most that watched, it was a distant tragedy, one that affected our hearts but not our lives. However, for Paul and Sarah Johnson, it was per-

sonal. As missionaries already preparing to go to Japan, the Johnsons watched the tsunami change the landscape of their future home and mission field forever. “Now, even more, we desire to get there as fast as possible,” said Sarah, 26, who was born and raised in Southington. “There is such a great need in Japan,” said Paul, 25,who lived in Japan for

four years as a child when his dad was stationed in Okinawa. “We are planning on working in the harder-hit areas of Japan (Honshu and Aomori) so our ministry [will include] humanitarian aid as well as helping people spiritually.” One of their main goals is to start churches while teaching the people to lead See Couple, page 26

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Faith Briefs Cardboard community The Baptist Youth Fellowship of First Baptist Church of Southington, 581 Meriden Ave., will be accepting donations of canned food for Bread for Life and Community Social Services Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5. During that time, the youth will be participating in a reality fundraiser where they will be experiencing homelessness and hunger, which is everyday life for some people in Southington.

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Minister’s installation The Central Association of the Connecticut Conference, United Church of Christ and First Congregational Church of Southington will have the installation of the Rev. Ronald B. Brown, as senior minister, on Sunday, June 5, 2 p.m. The church is located at 37 Main St. and the public is welcome. See Faith, page 26


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

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

for Schaller Automotive Group in New Britain. He was a parishioner of St. Dominic Church. He had served in the U.S. Army for several years. He was an avid golfer and spent winters in Sarasota, Fla. with his wife. He also enjoyed the outdoors and fishing with his sons. Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Gary D’Angelo and his wife, Marcy, of Barkhamsted, Lisa Lackard and her husband, Eddie, of East Hartford, Peter D’Angelo and his wife, Rhonda, of Jacksonville, Fla.; his four grandchildren, Brandon D’Angelo, Monica

D’Angelo, Alexandra Lackard and Hazen D’Angelo; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers and a sister. The funeral was held May 10, 2011, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, to St. Dominic Church for a Mass. Burial with military

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Brian Edward Carlson, 54, former resident of Southington, CT passed on March 30, 2011 peacefully in his home surrounded by his loved ones after a two year battle with prostate cancer. He recently resided in Manhattan, NY with his companion Deborah Zadorozny. Brian was born July 16, 1956, son of Nancy Hinkley Carlson and Ralph Carlson. He was the older brother to Michael Carlson and Penny Stakey. Brian was married to Cynthia Griffin for 23 years and had two daughters, Nena and Corinna Carlson. Brian worked for Skyline Restoration of Southington and was the owner of B. Carlson Co., a historical restoration company in Southington. He was later employed by Barrett Sheet Metal Co. of Danbury and CES of New York City as an Architectural Sheet Metal Specialist. Brian was a talented craftsman and artist. Brian was a handsome man with a unique sense of style, most noticeably recognized by his “rat tail.” He wore a smile and a Hawaiian shirt to every occasion and spent his free time enjoying the outdoors and sharing his love for nature with others. Brian was a wonderful father and friend who strived to inspire others to keep a positive outlook on life with his “glass half full” attitude. Brian’s friends and family remember him most for being “the coolest dude you’ve ever met.” A private memorial was held on April 10, 2011. Donations can be made to the Prostate Cancer Foundation in memory of Brian Carlson at, by phone (1.800.757.2873), or mailed to: Prostate Cancer Foundation, 1250 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401 1203492

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The Southington Citizen Friday, May 27, 2011

Letters to the Editor

A big thank you to all

To the editor: Our Ninth Annual TouchA-Truck that was held on May 21 opened its gates to approximately 2,000 attendees this year. This children’s event has drawn many families and adults who are just kids at heart to have fun, checking out all the great vehicles that participate. The music supplied by Jerry Limmer helps to add to the fun every year. As I wandered around, I had many moments stand out in my mind and warm my heart, but the one that keeps me warm and fuzzy inside is the sight of a little boy about 2 or 3. A run of military songs were played representing each branch of the service. This little boy stood tall and proud and marched in place from the beginning

to the end of the music. He made a very big impression on me and I hope our event made an impression on him as well. This year, our thanks go out to all the people that attended. The individuals and companies that took the time to bring a vehicle and spend their day with us we say thank you. The support from our community and surrounding communities for this event is always wonderful. Southington Parks and Recreation came through again by working side by side with us and I hope they know how much we appreciate them all and the efforts they put into this event. I would like to send a personal thank you to Bill Masci and Gerri Roper for working so closely with me. You were such a big help and as always it is an honor working side by side with both of you.

An extra special thank you to our own Connecticut National Guard unit out of the Southington Armory who returned just a short time ago from Afghanistan. You were wonderful with all you brought, from the trucks to the awesome helicopter. You really put smiles on many faces, so thank you for your service to our country, thank you for your support to our community and welcome home from all of us. If you attended our event or even lived close by, you were sure to catch the wonderful smells of the food which was done by Napoli’s. Thank you to Mike Truss, the new owner, and his wonderful crew, for the support. The food was great and the service outstanding. Last but certainly not least, our very own Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 72 for your generosity of the two bikes that

Government Meetings

Monday, May 30 Memorial Day, town hall closed Thursday, June 2 Board of water commissioners, Water Department, 605 W. Queen St, 6 p.m. Conservation Commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 7 Planning and zoning commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 8 Board of finance, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 9 Board of education, town hall council chambers, 7:30 p.m.

Board of police commissioners, Southington Police Department Community Room, 69 Lazy Lane, 6 p.m. Monday, June 13 Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 14 Senior citizen commission, Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., 6:30 p.m. Zoning board of appeals, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 16 Board of fire commissioners, fire headquarters, 310 N. Main St., 6 p.m.

you donated to our American Legion Auxiliary Jr. Girls. The raffle helped them establish their unit so they can make a difference by helping others. I was very proud to have the Junior girls a part of our event o get ready, community; You will be seeing our Juniors in near future and we as an American Legion Auxiliary family hope you will support them in their future endeavors. We hope everyone had fun and hope to see you all again next year to help us celebrate our 10th-year anniversary of Touch-a-Truck. Barbara J. Pasha Southington Barbara J. Pasha is the chairwoman of the event, American Legion Auxiliary, Kiltonic Unit 72.

Mother’s Day and more To the editor: Hey, Southington, I thought I’d sign my name up front just in case you would think I had something good to write about today forget; about it. So it’s me Joe Aldieri. No, I don’t have no beefs, no bitching, no heartstrings to tug at your heart. But I do feel bad I didn’t write my ar-

ticle about Mother’s Day. No excuses. Maybe I had a bad day. My mother was a gem, the love of my life. So all you mothers out there, in my book you are the gems. I sure hope you got treated on your day. I was at the Cava on West Street, Friday the 19th, for my grandson, Erick and his bride-to-be, Sarah, they had a party for the wedding party and a cute waitress said she reads my articles and commended about it. Hey, I know it’s tough for me when it comes to women. I get so words fail me. How many times I’d said, “I’m so timid and say how the heck and I ever going to find a sweetheart to take out to dinner?” But I had to say how proud I am for it’s my first grandchild is getting married. How is it my kids and grandchildren get older, out of college, married and I never seem to get older; second childhood, my eye. I never got over my first. I still think something is wrong with all the mirrors I look into. P.S. These soft words of wisdom will never change. My outlook on life: live well, love much, laugh often. Joe Aldieri Plantsville

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Inquiring Photographer How do you feel about Memorial Day?

Legion recognition

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Veteran’s Day is to honor all that served. Memorial Day is to honor and remember those that we lost. We are honoring the veterans that gave their life. Past Commander Chuck Dix, American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 Southington Around 90 percent of my family has served. I signed up for the American Legion under my grandfather who was a commander in the Navy. I think of my family and the others who have served. Hazel Rock Southington

I bring my 2-1/2-year-old son to the Memorial Parade in town. He is too young to understand what is going on, but it is a good tradition to start. 1st Lt. Rahenkamp Southington

It’s a day of reflection. Being thank for all those that have served and their families who supported them. Police Lt. Edward Pocock III Southington

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In the photo are, from left, Police Chief John Daly; Law Enforcement Certificate of Commendation, Officer Michael D. Kahn; American Legion Commander, Bill Richters; and at microphone George Holyst. Kahn was honored at the past commanders dinner held at American Legion Post 72 Southington on April 16. He will now be entered towards the American Legion department award.

Apple festival poster contest Entries are welcome in the Southington Apple Harvest Festival Anniversary Poster contest. The theme of the 43rd festival is “Let the sun shine, it’s apple time.” The poster must be on 11-inch by 17-inch poster paper and format must be vertical. Digital images will not be accepted; poster must be done by the artist’s hand. The poster must include the theme, be in four colors, and include the dates Sept. 30, Oct. 2,3 and Oct. 7, 8, 9, 2011. Categories include adult, Southington High School and the middle schools. Include category and contact information on the back of the poster. First prize winner will receive a $150 gift card and inclusion in opening ceremonies. Prizes for second and third place in the overall winner category will receive $50 gift cards. Entries must be mailed or delivered to: Apple Harvest Festival Poster Contest, Parks and Recreation Department, Southington Town Hall, 75 Main St. Deadline is Friday, June 10, 4:30 p.m. For more information, James Champagne, (860) 276-8461 or by e-mail at

Green Continued from page 17 I’m a vet and my grandfather was in the Army during World War II. It’s a time to stop and remember. We don’t pause enough in our society to think about those who have served now and in the past. Officer Michael Kahn Southington

thing is a nice couple of hours. It doesn’t cost anything.” Some people seem to like the car show as much as the music. There is space for 130 vehicles but the average is about 75 cars each week. The display is organized by Al DellaFerra; Tom Caliendo sponsors the commemorative trophies. When it’s a nice night and

a well-known band is playing, there could be more than 3,000 people spread out over the center of town, Limmer said. Every Wednesday, there’s likely to be at least 1,500 people, he said. If it rains, the concert is Thursday. Postponements are displayed on a sign on the green. “The weather is everything,” Limmer said. He hopes the weather gets better over the next couple of weeks. “It’s been so lousy for so long I’m thinking it’s going to be great by June 1,” he

said. Roper said although Southington has more than 40,000 residents, the event gives off a very homey feel. She would never want to see it move from downtown. “Enjoyment is the key. I always liked performing and that can carry over into producing a show. If I’m behind the scenes, that’s fine,” Limmer said. “If they keep coming and enjoy it — and I keep hearing that all year long — it doesn’t matter to me how much work it is.”


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those churches. To help in that endeavor will be language school in Japan, where they will learn Japanese. Sarah is familiar with the process of starting churches. Her father is Pastor Jim Townsley, founder and pastor of Central Baptist Church on West Street in Southington. He started the church 36 years ago, and today, that

ministry includes a day school, a Bible college, as well as various other ministries such as a prison outreach, youth group, deaf ministry, etc. In fact, Sarah first developed an interest in serving in Japan during one of Central Baptist Church’s ministries, the annual missions conference. “Many missionaries would visit and represent the different countries that we’re burdened for. One year, the main speaker [was] a retired

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missionary to Japan,” Sarah said. “He made such an impression on me, that I told the Lord I was willing to go to Japan as a missionary if He wanted. After that conference, I tried to learn everything I could about Japan. I even visited some missionaries in Japan with my Dad my senior year of high school.” While at college, Sarah met her husband Paul. They married in 2008. “I had studied pastoral theology in college with the idea of pastoring a church here in the states someday,” Paul said. “[But] as my wife and I prayed about what God wanted us to do, He burdened our hearts for the country and people of Japan.” So in 2010, a year before the tsunami, Paul and Sarah committed to going to Japan as missionaries and immediately started raising support. Since that time, the Johnsons, along with their 5month-old son, Timothy, have been traveling the country raising financial support. “[Since w]e are going to Japan under a religious visa, we are not able to work a job while we are there,” said Sarah, “Because of that, we

Bryant University, Smithfield, R.I., held its 187th Commencement on May 21. Among the graduates are: Katelyn Wood, of Plantsville, bachelor of science in business administration, accounting; Candice Canace, of Southington, bachelor of science in business administration, marketing; Amy Cullum, of Southington, bachelor of science in business administration, finance, cum laude; Justin Thorpe, of Southington, bachelor of science in business administration, finance.

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The Southington Library is located at 255 Main St. To register for programs or for more information, visit the calendar at or contact the Information Department at (860) 628-0947, ext. 5.

Energy savings forum June 2

The Energy Savings Forum on Thursday, June 2, 6:30 p.m., at the library will feature information about energy efficiency programs, renewable energy savings and clean energy programs. Efficient energy systems,

clean energy options and the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund will be just three of the topics to be discussed by representatives from Connecticut Light and Power Company and Yankee Gas, New England Conservation Services and the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund. Information will also be given about incentive programs to save money on heating and other power uses; renewable energy projects; clean energy technologies; how to shop for an Energy Star appliance; and general heating and cooling tips. Registration is suggested.

June artist of the month Jane M. White, of Southington, is the June Artist of the Month at the Southington Library, 255 Main St. The opening reception is Saturday, June 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. The public is invited to view her watercolor and pastel landscapes, as well as house portraits. White has been painting


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Knight on Broadway — The Southington High School Drama Club, 720 Pleasant St., will be hosting “Knight on Broadway” on Friday, May 27, at 7 p.m., in the SHS auditorium. “Knight on Broadway” is a showcase of Drama Club members who served in any role from a lead to ensemble to choreographer in the previous fall and spring productions. Musical numbers will include several from “Chicago,” “Wicked,” “Hairspray” and “Les Miserables.” Admission is free,

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Ambassador program — The 12th Annual Southington Ambassador Program will be held at DePaolo Middle School, Pleasant Street, Saturday, May 28, starting at 6:30 p.m. The program will feature a talent routine by each contestant

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Post 72, will sponsor the annual Memorial Day ceremonies Monday, May 30. There will be observances at various memorials, cemeteries and a parade followed by a ceremony on the town green. For more information, see page **

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Energy savings forum — Learn about energy efficiency programs, renewable energy savings and clean energy programs at an Energy Savings Forum sponsored by the Southington Public Li-

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brary, 255 Main St., on Thursday, June 2, at 6:30 p.m. Registration is suggested for this program. Visit the calendar at or contact the Information Department at (860) 6280947, ext. 5.



Cardone, the Ultimate’ — Vaudeville magician, Cardone, the Ultimate, will be performing an all-ages magic show at DePaolo Middle School, 385 Pleasant St., on June 3, at 7 p.m., sponsored by Southington Youth Services. There is a cost and proceeds will benefit the

Southington Youth Festival Initiative. Information: contact Mary, at Youth Services, at (860) 276-6281, or Jacki, event coordinator, at Cardboard community — The Baptist Youth Fellowship of First Baptist Church of Southington, 581 Meriden Ave., will be accepting donations of canned food for Bread for Life and Community Social Services Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5. During that time, the youth will be participating in a reality fundraiser where they will be experiencing homelessness and hunger, which is everyday life for some people in Southington. Wine tasting event — A

wine tasting event will be held Friday, June 3, 7 p.m. at the Aqua Turf Club, Mulberry St. The event is being organized by South End School PTO Relay For Life team. There is a ticket price to attend which includes wine tasting, hors d’oeuvre pasta station and a disc jockey. For tickets contact Joy Conney at (860) 378-0132 and tickets will be available at the door.

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Friday, May 27, 2011 — The Southington Citizen Payment is due at time of registration. Trip insurance is also available. For more information or to pay for a trip, stop by the Parks and Recreation Office in the basement of the town hall, hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or call Bill Masci or Gerri Roper at (860) 276-6219.

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breakfasts at the hotel and one dinner at Miller’s Buffet; dinner and show (“The Unsinkable Molly Brown”) at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre; enjoy a Gettysburg battlefield tour with a local guide; a “highlights” tour of the Lancaster Amish farmlands; all taxes, baggage handling and service charges are included. Gloucester and Rockport — lobster bake, Saturday, June 18, includes deluxe motor coach transportation, lobster bake at the Gloucester House (one pound of lobster and half chicken or steak, chowder, corn, potato and lemonade) see the fisherman’s statue, leisure time at Rockport for shopping or dining; all taxes, baggage handling and service charges are included.

Tennis lessons this summer The Southington Parks and Recreation Department will offer three, two-week sessions of instructional tennis lessons this summer for Southington residents ages 4 to 18 years old. Each session meets Monday through Thursday for two weeks using Fridays as rain dates, if necessary. Lessons will be held at the Southington High School tennis courts. Session I will run June 27, 28, 29, 30, July 5, 6, 7 and 8.

Session II will run July 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20 and 21. Session III will run July 25, 26, 27, 28, Aug. 1, 2, 3 and 4. The 4to 6-year-old group will meet from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; the 7 and 8-year-old group will meet from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.; the 9- to 11-year-old group will meet from 11 a.m. to noon; and the 12- to 18-yearold group will meet 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. There is a charge to take lessons. Tennis Match Play will be offered to middle and high school students. These are two-week programs for experienced tennis players to “match play” against each other. The tennis instructor will provide guidance and explanation regarding proper tennis etiquette, sportsmanship and rules. The dates are the same as those above. Times for these sessions are as follows: high school students from 8 to 9:30 a.m.; middle school students

from 9:45 to 11:15 a.m. There is a fee to participate. Pre registration is required and class size is limited. A racquet will be provided for the 4- to 9-year-olds as they use smaller, lightweight racquets and the playing court is tailored to meet the size needs and athletic ability of young children. The program is open to Southington residents only. For more information or to pay for a class, stop by the Parks and Recreation Office in the basement of the town hall, hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or call Bill Masci or Gerri Roper at (860) 276-6219.

The Slamma Jamma Multi-Sport Camp will be held this summer at Recreation Park. It will be directed by Bob Ruderman, former Naugatuck Valley Community College Coach, New England Basketball Hall of Fame. Offerings will include basketball, baseball and soccer. This program is for children ages 4 to 9 years old. The first session will be July 11 to 15, the second session will be July 25 to 29, from 8:45 a.m. to noon. There is a charge to attend.

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The Southington Citizen Friday, May 27, 2011

Profiles in Professionalism Awards announced Joseph V. Erardi Jr., Southington superintendent of schools has announced the recipients of the 2010-11 Profiles in Professionalism Award. They were to be recognized at the board of education meeting to be held May 26. Honorees include: Zoe Backus, licensed practical nurse, Southington High School; Bette Ann Bailey, volunteer, DePaolo and Kennedy middle schools; Scott DePaolo, building substitute, Derynoski Elementary School; Susan Euley, payroll supervisor; Jeffrey Duquette, school psychologist, Kelley and Plantsville elementary

Top fundraiser Citizen photo by Julie Sopchak

Tyler Matukaitis, fourth-grader at Kelley Elementary School, receives congratulations from his teacher, Pamela Czaja, for raising $350, the highest amount, for the St. Jude Children’s research Hospital Mathathon.



Broadway storms SHS

The Southington High School Drama Club, 720 Pleasant St., will be hosting “Knight on Broadway” on Friday, May 27, at 7 p.m., in the SHS auditorium. “Knight on Broadway” is a showcase of Drama Club members who served in any role from a lead to ensemble to choreographer in the previous fall and spring productions. Drama Club students will perform various musical numbers from Broadway shows including “Chicago,” “Wicked,” “Hairspray” and “Les Miserables.” Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. All donations and concession sales will go towards future SHS Drama Club productions.

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Southington High School FIRST Robotics Team 195 — The CyberKnights is having a fundraiser at Southington Auto Wash, 254 Queen St. across from Wal-Mart, on Sunday, June 5, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The money raised helps fund the tournament expenses and supplies for building the robot.

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Researchers seek graduates of Class of 1961

Fifty-one years after being selected to take part in the Project Talent study of American high school students, the Class of 1961 from Southington High School is being asked to participate once again. In 1960, 400,000 students from across America took part in Project Talent, a study of their aptitudes and abilities, hopes and expectations. The study was conducted by the American Institutes for Research and the United States Office of Education. Now, the original Project Talent participants, including SHS Class of 1961, are being asked to tell their stories in a follow-up study being planned by AIR. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Project Talent generation is very important in the history of the country,â&#x20AC;? said Sabine Horner, Project Talentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s director of outreach and communications. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They came of age during an era of great upheaval and they

transformed the United States as we knew it. Project Talent is an opportunity to share their perspectives and experiences in a meaningful way that can benefit future generations.â&#x20AC;? Large studies that follow people from adolescence to retirement are both rare and extremely valuable. They allow researchers to make connections between early life experiences and later life outcomes. New information gained from a 50-year followup study can help researchers and policy makers understand how family and educational background impact the life course, up to and including the retirement process. Researchers can also learn why certain people stay healthier and happier and are more able to enjoy their later life. Members of the Class of 1961 are being asked to contact AIR to register their interest and provide details of where they can be contacted

to receive further information. Project Talent is also interested in information about upcoming 50th reunions for the Class of 1961.

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The contact number is (866) 770-6077 or 3-mail The Project Talent website is .

The Apple Harvest Festival Committee is looking for Apple Harvest Hostesses. Eligible candidates must be a Southington resident and senior in high school for the 2011-12 school year. Applications can be found at under the Apple Harvest link. Applications are due by Friday, June 10, and interviews will be held Tuesday, June 14 and Thursday, June 16. For more information, contact Tori Leon at (860) 6703149 or e-mail at

Memorial Day school closings Schools will be closed Memorial Day, May 30.

Top honors from Quinnipiac Southington High School graduate Marina Gagliardi will be graduating from Quinnipiac University at the top of her class. The criminal justice major will be receiving the Alumni Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Academic Achievement Award for having the highest grade point average in the College of Arts and Sciences. Gagliardi will be heading to Quinnipiac Law School this fall.

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Graduated from law school

Mooreland Hill School will hold its 78th commencement on Wednesday, June 8, 10 a.m., on school grounds at 166 Lincoln St., Kensington.

Paul Roy Bedard, of Southington, graduated from the Quinnipiac University School of Law, Hamden, during a commencement ceremony on May 15.

Grad party meetings Southington High School All-Night Graduation Party meeting will be held at the Southington High School Library Media Center, 720 Pleasant St., 7 p.m., on Monday, June 6.


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AARP activities of Chapter 4943

The Southington Apple Valley Chapter AARP 4943 is offering several summer trips: Thursday, June 9, Treasures of Central Park, N.Y. This day trip will include lunch. Tuesday, July 19, all-youcan-eat lobster lunch, and a comedy show at the Delaney House in Holyoke, Mass. Wednesday, Aug. 17, Thimble Island Cruise and lunch at The Mooring Restaurant in Guilford

Wednesday to Friday, Sept. 7 to 9, a three day stay in Ogunquit, Maine, with several meals and side trips included. For more information and prices, call Esther at (860) 628-0063.

Calendar House classes Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., has the following activities: Students enrolled in the Computer Learning Center Summer Session 2011 courses will have access to the Computer Lab for monitored

practice sessions on Mondays, from 9 to 11 a.m., and on Wednesdays, from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information regarding the Computer Learning Center at Calendar House e-mail . Calendar House will be closed Memorial Day, Monday, May 30. Genealogy Club will meet Wednesday, June 1, 1 p.m., in the Perry Room. There will be a Wii meeting Wednesday, June 1, 1 p.m., and the group will meet on Thursdays. Country Western Night

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June 14, “Pompeii,” the exhibit, in New York City; Oct. 3 to 5, “Joseph,” at the Sound and Sound Theater in Lancaster, and Bethlehem, Gettysburg, Philadelphia, Pa. Tickets re on sale at the Calendar House office.

Senior Lunch Menu

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June 1, 12:30 to 5:15 p.m., American Red Cross Farmington Blood Donation Center, 209 Farmington Ave. June 8, 12:30 to 5:15 p.m., American Red Cross Farmington Blood Donation Cen-

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On May 12, 12 staff members from Southington Care Center’s Rehabilitation Department completed their 12-week training in the ancient healing art of Therapeutic Touch. As of that date, Southington Care Center will have 32 trained Therapeutic Touch practitioners within the facility. Front row from left, Cassie Dibble, Laurie Lee, Laurie Mozion, Evelyn McKay and Lucyna Nawrocka. Back row from left, Sue Pepe, Ken Kirk, Crisla Ryan, Lori Lacaria, Joyce Klotz , Ann Minor and Todd Zendzian.

Team and committee meetings for Relay For Life of Southington will be held Wednesday, June 1, at Southington High School, 720 Pleasant St. The committees meet from 6 to 7 p.m. and the teams meet from 7 to 8 p.m. The public is welcome. For more information, contact Joyce McAloon, co-chairwoman of Relay For Life of Southington, at joycemac24@ or (860) 276-0255; Mary DeCroce mdecroce@ or (860) 6216143.

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Relay meetings

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American Red Cross blood drives will be held: Saturday, May 28, 6:30 to 11:15 a.m., American Red Cross Farmington Blood Donation Center, 209 Farmington Ave.


Relay For Life

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



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Continued from page 35 School Parent Teacher Organization Relay For Life team. There is a ticket price to attend which includes wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, pasta station and a disc jockey. For tickets, contact Joy Conney at (860) 378-0132 and tickets will be available at the door.

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Lighting ceremonies Two lighting ceremonies, which will be held Friday night, June 10, are the mainstay of the Relay For Life. The Torch Ceremony starts at about 8 p.m. Torches can be purchased in memory of a loved one who has died of cancer. When their names are read, family members light their torch and leave it burning all night. At the completion of the Relay, purchasers may take their torches home for their garden or their yard. The Luminaria Ceremony starts about 10 p.m. on Friday. Candles are placed in bags in honor or in support of cancer survivors or in memory of those who have died of can-

South End School team

The South End School Relay for Life Team will have a can and bottle drive in the park pavilion on the left near the first concession stand on Saturday, June 4, from 8 a.m. to noon.

Teens with a Cause

Teens with a Cause is a faith-based youth group from St. Aloysius Church that has been involved in Relay for Life for the last five years. There is also an ongoing can and bottle drive continuing until June 5 at St. Aloysius Church on Savage Street in Plantsville. Cans and bottles can be dropped off at any time.

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Migraine lecture

“Managing Migraines,” a lecture about coping with the chronic headaches, will be held Thursday, June 16, 6:30 p.m., at the Southington Library, 255 Main St., program room. This lecture in the Ask the Doctor Series is presented by MidState Medical and

Cerebral palsy walk honors child On Saturday, May 28, the First Walk For Cerebral Palsy in Memory of Juliana will be held at Southington High School, 720 Pleasant St., from 1 to 3 p.m. Juliana Leigh Klein was born on April 5, 2003 and died Oct. 29, 2008 from complications related to having cerebral palsy. She was a resident of Southington and a kindergarten student at Hatton Elementary School. One of her favorite things to do was get on and off the school bus using the handicap lift. She loved school. Items needed for the walk are not limited to: monetary donations, bottles of water and snack items. Anyone who would like to participate is welcome. All profits will be

donated to the Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation, 186 Princeton Hightstown Road, Building 4, 2nd Floor, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550 (

Bowling for Myositis A fundraiser to help raise money and awareness for a rare autoimmune disease that causes muscle inflammation, will be held Sunday, June 12, from 1 to 3 p.m., at Laurel Lanes in Plainville. The cost includes two hours of bowling and shoe rental. All profits will go to the National Myositis Association. For more information, contact Joanna at mechlin-

Blood pressure screening There will be a free blood pressure screening on June 8, 5 to 6 p.m., at the Southington Community YMCA, 29 High St. RSVP to the YMCA at (860) 628-5597. Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., offers screenings on the first Thursday of every month, 12:30 p.m. The next session will be June 22.

‘Dinner with the Doc’ On Thursday, June 14, from 5 to 7 p.m., Dinner with the Doc will feature a discussion and complimentary din-

ner with naturopathic physician Ken Kirk. Naturopathic medicine integrates traditional knowledge and philosophy with the best of modern medical science and research. The event will be held at the Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave., Southington. RSVP to (860) 621-9559 or e-mail rsvp@ctseniorcare. org .

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No leeway on the links By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

It’s the last week of the season and it’s do or die time for the Southington guys golf team. No longer can they focus solely on improvement, always counting on the good scores coming. It’s come down to a point where results are the only answer. And while a 162 against Farmington last Thursday at Hawk’s Landing was consistent with some of the Blue Knights’ best marks this year, it might not be enough. “Right now, personally, I think, at this point in the year, we should be in the 150s, at least on our own course,” said head coach Jim DiNello. “I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little disappointed, but once


Tomahawks no match for Knights Atop CCC South again By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

again, I think the efforts are there, it’s just a consistency thing right now.” DiNello wasn’t being discouraging, he just has high expectations for his team. “We need to be better,” he continued. “Today, to me, was an optimal scoring day – the greens are soft, there was no wind, no sun, not raining – today was a day to score, playing the ball up. I was looking for something in the 150s today.” Citizen photos by Michael Guerrera

Southington High Valedictorian Kevin Twerago (left) has started to find his stroke on the links to help lead the Southington golfers, while youngster Dave Valenkatonis is making improvements in the back end of the top five.

Still with a handful of matches to be played before next week’s cutoff date, DiNello is looking at the positives. “We still have time and I think 162 is a good enough score to obviously knock out another one of those bad ones from early, which is big, and bring our differential down for states, which is huge, but we don’t really have a lot of breathing room,” he explained. The make-it-or-break-it point for Southington comes in the back end of its top five. “Jimmy (Stylinski) is rolling and Kevin (Twerago) is right around 40, but once again, Nos. 3, 4, and 5 need to be coming in and right now it’s not happening,” DiNello said. “I think we’re on the See Golf, next page

Another year, another conference title for the Blue Knight boys volleyball team. For a program that’s only been around since 2003, the accomplishments have really started to pile up. For the sixth straight year, the Knights earned at least a share of the conference after they beat Glastonbury 3-0 Monday. This year, they’ll share the title with Newington. “Knowing that it was a Glastonbury/Southington match, you knew either way that people were going to play up, so we started off strong and we did it with all seniors tonight,” head

coach Lou Gianacopolos said following the win. Not only was it the final conference match of the year, it was the final regular season home contest, which means it was Senior Night. “We took all seven of our seniors and left them in there and they did the job,” Gianacopolos said of the win. The seniors honored were Mike Cannata, Ryan Masters, Matt Macchi, Matt Russo, Zac Nichols, Shane Quadrato and Jeremy Thorpe. Gianacopolos said taking the conference title is the team’s first and foremost goal and that was accomplished in the grueling CCC South. “We have a great confer-

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Boys Volleyball SHS 3, Maloney 0 Chris Sherwill had eight kills and Shane Quadrato had seven as the Blue Knights had no problems with Maloney this time around, winning 25-8, 25-17, 25-18 to improve to 14-2, 6-1 CCC South. Billy Rivera had four aces, Ryan Masters had 20 assists and Alex Zajda had 16. Vin Romano had five kills. SHS 3, Glastonbury 0 The Knights earned a share of the CCC South title the win to finish the conference season 7-1 and improve to 15-2 overall, winning 25-6, 25-16, 25-14.

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“There’s more competition in the top six then there was Continued from page 39 in the last few years,” Gianacopolos said. “There might ence, probably one of the have been a top three or four, toughest conferences, I bebut this year it’s expanded lieve, in the state with Newmore, the top six teams could ington, Glastonbury and Maloney, in the next couple of beat any other teams.” No matter who lines up years you’re going to see them when the pairings come out peak up again and Bulkeley today , the key is looking no was amazing this year,” he further than the next opposaid. Now sights shift to the next nent. “What we’ve learned earligoal: a state championship, er this season to now, we don’t but even smaller, winning game-by-game in the state focus on who it is, we focus on how we have to win it,” extournament. It’s going to be a difficult plained the head coach. Even better, right now the run. If things play out like they were setup to begin the Blue Knights are playing week, Southington could face their best volleyball of the Staples prior to the finals, season. “Going into this postseawhich has been the championship game that last four son, we’re on fire,” Gianayears. The Wreckers came to copolos said. “We’re definitetown and beat Southington ly ready. We have the adrenathis season, but finished with line going every day.” According to Gianacopolos, three losses. Cheshire is Class L’s top team, with a perfect 17- the team is really clicking and 0 record. the inexperience that showed


earlier in the year has slowly started to dissipate. “I’m starting to see some of these guys make veteran plays. They’re not all veteran players, but they’re now making veteran plays,” he said. And unlike in early losses to Staples and Newington, the team has strengthened mentally. “Mentally, they’re making the right decisions, they’re staying in the game and they’re connected. Now we’re more connected than we were in the beginning of the season,” continued Gianacopolos. Whether a state title is in the future or not, Gianacopolos said it’s about the team playing within themselves and avoiding mistakes. “Our goal in the postseason is for us to be the determining factor of whether we win or lose,” he divulged. “If we play well, we will win.”

NERVA Champs!

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Southington girls Kateri Downes (10) and Erin Reilly (17) from January to May played on the Connecticut Husky 14-under volleyball team and had great success winning three New England Regional Volleyball Association (NERVA) tournaments throughout the Northeast. Both Downes and Reilly also play for the team at DePaolo Middle School.





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right track, unfortunately it’s such a short season.” Other than canceling matches and affecting a road score at Conard last Monday when the team played in the rain, DiNello didn’t put too much credence, good or bad, on the rain, but did say, “It hasn’t helped, I can definitely tell you that. We’re at a stage where we really don’t need anything to go against us.” Going into this final week or so, the goal and message was pretty simple: “We’re at a no-excuse time,” DiNello said strongly. “Considering where we started, I think right now the door’s open and we’re looking right at being able to do what we need to do to make states and I’m happy for that because that’s a testament to the kids.”



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Golf Farmington 146, SHS 162 Southington’s top scorer was Jim Stylinski with a 37, followed by Kevin Twerago (40), Dave Valenkatonis (42) Aaron Skarzynski (43) and Jared DeGumbia (44). The loss dropped the Knights to 3-6, 3-6 CCC West.


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Guys close out another successful year on court, honor eight seniors By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

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explained the head coach. Not even 10 years ago, Southington boys tennis was a different entity – it was less established and lacked any real tradition. Now, each year continues to build upon the previous, according to Mauro, and this year’s group of graduates certainly did their part. “I think they set the standard for the future,” Mauro said. “I think the kids coming up see it in front of them and that is more valuable than what I can do with them because that’s their peers and their peers have more influence than a coach.”



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But on Friday, the blueclad Knights sat in the cafeteria, while the rain poured down and thunder roared outside the windows and enjoyed some cake while honoring the seniors. “We have eight seniors and most of them are playing; in fact, they all played at one point or the other (this year),” said an emotional Mauro. Those eight are James DiNello, Keith Lebel, Stephen Murphy, Alex Hoder, Chris Amnott, Jordan Nadeau, Nate Beaumont and Greg Zmarlicki. “We’re going to miss them next year for sure – it looks like we’re going to be on a building year, in fact,” Mauro continued. “I’ll definitely

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tournament, where the competition is similar to the regular season where teams compete, the boys tournament is solely individualized and then individual scores are added together to find a team winner. But competition favors those players with extraordinary talent and hurts a team like Southington that is solid one through 10, but may not have the United State Tennis Association-type player. “I don’t like that tournament. I just don’t like the way that format is – I can’t say it enough times,” Mauro said in a bittersweet tone. “It doesn’t have me pumped and something that doesn’t have me pumped up, it’s hard for me to put my heart into it.”

miss them. That first four singles, I’m going to miss those guys, they stepped up so many times throughout their whole tennis lives here.” Coming into the day, the hope was that the team would just get to play a match without Mother Nature interfering, but by days end, Mauro started to come to terms with departure of his eight seniors. “I don’t think I realized it until I started signing the (senior day) pictures. It really started to get to me (emotionally). It just kind of caught me a little off guard,”


To say it was wet last week may be the biggest understatement outside of those opposing the idea that the world was coming to an end last Saturday. For the boys tennis team, who really wasn’t affected by either, it was a nice respite. “I think the guys did need a rest,” head coach Tony Mauro said. The Blue Knights luckily had only three matches remaining going into last week – one was cancelled against South Windsor on Wednesday, one against Hall was moved to this past Monday and then moved again to Wednesday and the third was Friday, Senior Day, against New Britain. The Friday match actually got started and with just about one set finished in each individual match, shockingly, the rains came. “I heard the thunder clap and I thought it was my No. 1 singles because he just served,” joked Mauro. The players shuffled inside and New Britain shuffled to its busses. With Southington in command, New Britain chose to not try to make it up and the Blue Knights took the match by a 7-0 count. With just a single match left this week against Hall, one that is year in and year out a tough contest for the Knights to get a win, Mauro reflected on another stellar season. “I’m definitely proud of [the record], but I’m probably more proud of the team as a whole,” he said. “Their whole demeanor, the whole atmosphere – and a few negatives, but that’s part of the game – I love them. I just love every kid on the team.” Going now into postseason, the tournament is a different beast. Unlike the girls

Boys Tennis SHS 7, New Britain 0 Southington (12-4 (3-3 CCC West) won the rain-shortened match as New Britain conceded. Winning scores at time of rain and lightening were No. 1 singles Stephen Murphy (50), No. 2 Keith Lebel (4-2), No. 3 Matt Downes (5-0), No. 4 Jon Sadusky (4-1), No. 1 doubles James DiNello/Joey Enright (6-0), No. 2 Jordan Nadeau/Greg Zmarlicki (2-1) and No. 3 Nate Beaumont/Chris Amnott (2-1).

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Blue Knights Scoreboard

Baseball SHS 13, Hall 5 (6) Ben Nichols was 1-for-3 with a grand slam homerun, Sal Romano was 3-for-3 with a home run, three RBIs and two runs scored and Zack Niles and Bryan Jannetty were each 1-for-2 with a run scored and three RBIs as Southington improved to 12-3 (8-2 CCC West). Chris Lee also had a good day going 2for-3 with a pair of doubles and three runs scored and Alex Roger was 1-for-1 with a pair of walks and two runs. Matt DiNello also scored twice. Justin Robarge (1 2/3 innings pitched, three strikeouts, one hit) got the win in relief. SHS 9, Farmington 1 Romano threw six innings of five-hit ball, not allowing an earned run and striking out eight to no walks as the

Knights improved to 13-3, 9-2 CCC West. Nichols, Niles and Lee all had three hits and Lee, Romano and Nichols each scored twice. Alex Roger was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Niles had a pair of doubles. Girls Lacrosse Brien McMahon 14, SHS 11 Sarah Pelligrinelli scored four times, Madison Altweis scored three times, Carolyn Keal had a pair of goals and Gretchen Egan and Mirela Sawicka each scored once in defeat, dropping Southington to 5-6 on the year. Sarah Falcetti made 12 stops. SHS 16, Newington 6 The Lady Knights (6-6, 5-0 CCC South) routed Newington at home. Scorers were Egan (4), Keal (4), Pelligrinelli (3), McKenzie Watson (2), Altweis (2) and Sawicka.

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Courtney Race exited the Newington match indoors this past Tuesday with a victory. Farmington 13, SHS 11 The Lady Knights fell just short in the final CCC South game, finishing tied atop the standings with Farmington, dropping to 6-7 overall (5-1 CCC South). Goals came from Pelligrinelli (4), Altweis (3), Egan (2), Sawicka and Keal. Falcetti had eight saves. Outdoor Track Boys: SHS 83, New Britain 53 Travis Daly won the shot put (39-feet-1) and discus (110feet-10),Bryan Wilcox won the 800-meter (2:07), Matt

Walker won the 3200-meter (11:55), Tim Brown won the 1600-meters (4:47), Nate Emery won the long jump (17feet-7), Jarrid Grimmett won

the high jump (5-feet-4), Eric Dizenzo in the javelin (98feet-8), and the 4 x 800-meter relay team with a time of 10:52. The team finished the regular season 2-5 overall and in the CCC West. Girls: New Britain 60, SHS 54 The Lady Knights just fell short, finishing the regular year 1-6 overall and in the CCC West. Cherraine Davis was a double-winner in the discus (114-feet-9) and the shot put (41-feet-9). Other winners were Lauren ZdeSee Scoreboard, next page Citizen photo by Michael Guerrera

Nicole Rossitto rips a single against Hall on Tuesday. The junior has been powering the Lady Knights’ offense all season.


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Southington Little League Results

Indoor champs!

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The Southington Soccer Club congratulates the under-11 girls indoor soccer team at Farmington Soccer Association for winning their division with a record of 5-1-1 in the third session.

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Continued from page 42 blick in the 100-meter hurdles (20.61), Cyndy Woolley in the 400-meters (1:07.5), Haley Eagan in the javelin (82-feet-8) and the 4 x 100-meter relay with a time of 54.98.

Mike Steminsky, Jake Aparo, Dan Topper, Jack Rivers and Joe Kisluk had hits for the Braves. May 12 Dodgers 6, White Sox 5 (7) Dodgers: Austin Baumann got three hits with a game-winning homerun in the bottom of the seventh; solid pitching by Aaron Mallet, Nick Borkowski and Drew Monteleone. White Sox: Great pitching by Keagan Leahy and Max Mongillo. May 13 Marlins 13, Orioles 1 Marlins: Trevor Godston pitched 5.1 innings, with seven strikeouts, Justin Mackles had two doubles, Mark Meade had a triple and John Gray had three hits. Orioles: Colin Burdette and Will Barmore had nice hits for the Orioles.

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West â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Majors Division May 16 Tigers 2, Royals 1 The Tigers scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning for the come-from-behind win. Consecutive singles by Michael Loose, Angelo Calandra, and Spenser Pringle tied the game, before Calandra scored the winning run on a wild pitch. Calandra and KJ Dowler combined to limit the Royals to three hits. Lars Olson hurled a one-hitter through five innings for the Royals. Rangers 6, Cardinals 5 Hunter DeFrancescoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s walkoff two-run double with two outs in the sixth inning gave the Rangers the win. DeFrancesco had three hits and Nathan Frechette had two to pace the Ranger offense. Austin Hamera and Joey DeGennaro supported the pitching of Anthony DeGennaro and Frechette. The Cardinalsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Ben Russman had an RBI double in the sixth inning to give the Cards the lead before the Rangersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; rally. May 19 Tigers 7, Royals 6 The Tigers rallied from a 5-1 fifth inning deficit to defeat the

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Tigers Deanery Champs!

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The St. Thomas Lady Tigers basketball program (Southington) won the Central Connecticut Deanery Junior Varsity B Championship. Front row from left, Lizzy Melvin, Brittany Mangiaracina, Morgan Kolb and Emily Fifield. Middle row from left, Assistant Coach Mike Melvin, Student Assistants Elise Bean and Rachel DiBendetto, Lou Lou Barnes, Maggie Galvin, Grace Lawrence, Head Coach Jim Snow and Assistant Coach Tanya Galvin. Back row from left, Lauren Boucher, Jessica Morelli, Lindsay Marziarz, Melissa Massicott and Stephanie Nazzaro. Not pictured is Meghan Mazzatto.


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Lacrosse primed for postseason run By Sarah Gomes Special to The Citizen The

Southington boys lacrosse team finished its 2011 campaign 10-6, a spot that head coach Ron Chase thought was in the ballpark to where they would end the regular season. “I knew we would be somewhere between 10-6 and 124,” Chase said. “Besides a few close losses due to mental mistakes, we are having a very good season.” The 10-6 record included a middle-of-the-pack finish in Class L, but Chase knows that this placement doesn’t really showcase his team’s abilities. “You can’t really go by where team finishes in their Class because they rank us by our record. If we played low level teams we would be up towards the top,” he said.

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Nathan Truong added RBI singles to support the pitching of Dan Spatafore, Pringle, Cameron Zegdrzyn, and KJ Dowler. The Orioles were led offensively by Hunter Verdi who had three hits, including a double. Conor Brennan and Eric Langland pitched well.

ry on May 13. On the other side of the coin, it was a match against the other West Hartford team that Chase wishes his team could have back. “We were up 8-4 with 10 min left in the (Conard) game and lost 10-8,” Chase explained. The Blue Knights playoff seed will be determined today and they’ll found out where and when they’ll open up the tournament.

Boys Lacrosse SHS 13, Farmington 8 Matt Prezioso had three goals and Jordan Chapman had three goals and two assists to lead the Blue Knights (10-5, 32 CCC West) past the Indians. Zack Wholley had two goals and an assist, Mike Carrier had a goal and an assist and Kevin Cop, Tom Gallagher, Jimmy Hammond and Ryan Langdon all chipped in a goal. Cody Andelin had an assist. Billy Thomson made four saves and Brett McKenna had six. Glastonbury 13, SHS 7 Prezioso had four scores, followed by two from Wholley and one from Chapman as the guys finished the regular season 10-6 (3-3 CCC West).

Town Sports Wint Filipek Tennis Tournament The 7th annual Wallingford Family YMCA/Wint Filipek Sr. Memorial Tennis Tournament is scheduled for June 11-19. The 2011 venue is the recently renovated Hunt Tennis Center on the Choate-Rosemary Campus, Wallingford. This is a charity event and all proceeds from the tournament benefit Wallingford YMCA youth programs and the Winton S. Filipek Sr. scholarship fund. Each player receives a tournament t-shirt, player handbook, player gift bag, ticket to “Breakfast at the Championships” and tennis balls and water for every match. Prizes are awarded to first second place in every division. The nine-day event will feature: 21 divisions for all levels, five high school divisions, a junior boys and girls round-robin and a Free Kids and HS Clinic and Fun Day (at ca-

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The 2011 Wayton Open will be from June 2427 at the Southington High School and Panthorn Park tennis courts in Southington. The 4th annual event has become a great recreational yet competitive community tennis tournament in Southington. Proceeds benefit the Wayton Open scholarship fund. Each player receives a tournament t-shirt, player handbook, player schedule, tennis balls and water for every match. Prizes are awarded to 1st and 2nd place in all divisions. There’s a small entrance fee. Men’s and Women’s Singles Divisions available. Contact: Matt Wayton at (704) 975-9652 and register online at by June 17.

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“Our toughest opponents were Fairfield Ludlowe, Cheshire, Xavier, Simsbury, Glastonbury, Conard, and Hall – their talent and depth makes the difference.” When Chase was asked which player helped set the tone for the winning season, he couldn’t help but mention 72-goal scorer Matt Prezioso. In terms of team improvement, it wasn’t the physical aspect of the game that was lacking. “Our lacrosse IQ (needed improvement),” Chase commented. “We made some mental mistakes that hurt us in a few games.” Looking back on the season overall, Chase feels the turning point came with three games left in the season against one of the strong Class L opponents. “We have been pretty steady all season (but) the come from behind win versus Hall was a big win,” Chase said of the 12-11 victo-

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Caroline O’Donnell

Caroline (Mongillo) O’Donnell, 92, of Southington, wife of the late James J. O’Donnell Sr., died May 9, 2011, at the Apple Rehab Center in Plainville. She was born in Southington, on April 6, 1919, the daughter of the late James

and Mary (Mongillo) Mongillo. Prior to her retirement she was employed by Marlin Rockwell Co. in Plainville and had also worked at North Center School’s cafeteria in Southington. She was a parishioner of St. Thomas Church. She is survived by her children, a daughter, Charlene

Chain and husband, William, of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and a son, James J. O’Donnell Jr. and wife, Karen, of Southington; two sisters, Mary Keegan, of Southington, and Adeleline Mercaldi, of Meriden; grandchildren, Shane and husband, Eric Zajac, Ryan and wife, Lorin O’Donnell, Eric O’Donnell, Melissa and husband, Philip Boyes, Michelle and husband, Mike Ormsby; five great-grandchildren, Ryan Jr., Mark, Brooke, Allie and Matthew; and other relatives, especially AnnMarie Matczak, of New Britain. She was predeceased by a sister, Rose Matczak. The family would like to thank the staff at Apple Rehab of Plainville for their excellent care and compassion. The funeral was held May 13, 2011, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, to St. Thomas Church. Burial was at St. Thomas Cemetery.

Ludvik Repan Ludvik P. Repan, 91, of Southington, died peacefully surrounded by his family on May 9, 2011, at Hartford Hospital, Hartford. He was the loving husband of Anna

F. Repan who predeceased him in 2010 after a marriage of 70 years. He was born in Gbelany, Czechoslovakia, on Sept. 14, 1919, to the late Ignace and Karolina Repan. Upon his arrival in the United States, he lived in Manhattan, N.Y. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army in France. In 1952, he moved with his family to Southington. His dream had been to work on jet engines which he was able to do at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft in Southington. He retired after 30 years of employment there. He had an easy-going way about him and had many friends. They called him “Louie” and often sought out his expert knowledge in the repair of small engines and cars. They presented him with a sign “Lou’s Tinkershop,” which he hung proudly in the work area of his garage. He is survived by his four daughters, Caroline Savage, Anna Mongillo, Ellen Plonka and Margaret DellaBitta and her companion, John Dubis; seven grandchildren, Tyler Savage, Kimberly Limbacher and her husband, Philip, Dominic Mongillo and his wife, Marney, Michael DellaBitta and his wife, Kathryn, David DellaBitta and his wife, Caitlin, Christine Hoffman

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and her husband, Chris and Richard Plonka; and 10 greatgrandchildren. He was predeceased by his son-in-law, Dominic Mongillo. The funeral was held May 12, 2011, at Plantsville Funeral Home, Plantsville, followed by a Mass at St. Thomas Church, Southington. Burial followed in St. Thomas Cemetery, Southington. His family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the doctors and staff at Hartford Hospital Palliative Care for their excellent care of their father and compassion to the family.

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Anne (Tangney) Cyr, 76, died peacefully May 7, 2011, atThe Summit at Plantsville. She had been the loving wife of the late George E. “Pitou” Cyr for 50 years. She was born June 18, 1934, in New Haven, to the late Robert and Florence (Roche) Tangney. She was a longtime Southington resident. She worked as a manager at the New Britain Hospital Credit Union for many years. She was a longtime communicant of St. Thomas Church and a volunteer at Bread for Life and many soup kitchens. She enjoyed gardening, baking, reading, camping, fishing and visiting her family in Maine. She loved flowers and going out to lunch and outings with her friends. She is survived by her son, Daniel Cyr, of Washburn, Maine; her grandchildren, Gene and Danielle Cyr, of Maine; her brother, Robert Tangney and his wife, Delores, of Flag Beach, Fla.; her brother, Kevin Tangney Sr. and his wife, Sharon, of Meriden; and her sister-in-law, Irene Tangney, of Rocky Hill. As a great-great-great aunt, she also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Rosemary Tangney Grigerek, and her brother, Donald Tangney. The funeral was held May 11, 2011, at Plantsville Funeral Home, Plantsville. Burial will be in Maine at the convenience of the family.


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DePaolo Students of the Month for February

In sixth grade, Brooke Valentukonis, Michael Abbatiello and Kaitlin Semmel were selected by their teams. Brooke is the daughter of Karen and David Valentukonis and was recognized at a Principalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Breakfast in November for academic achievement. She plays softball on a travel team and softball at Recreation Park. In addition, Brooke plays roller hockey. Michael is the son of Paula and Michael Abbatiello and has earned first honors at DePaolo. He is an elementary school helper and plays ice hockey. Michael also plays baseball for the town and is in youth ministry at his church. Kaitlin is the daughter of Jennifer and Martin Semmel and is a firsthonors student. She volunteered her time at Alexâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lemonade Stand at the Apple Harvest Festival and plays saxophone in the school band. In addition,

Kaitlin plays soccer and softball. In seventh grade, Annie Mongillo, Griffin Ramey and Melanie Tedeschi were selected by their teams. Annie is the daughter of Carla and John Mongillo and is a part of the Leadership Program. She played on the school soccer team and plays travel soccer as well as indoor soccer. Annie plays the violin in the school orchestra and is in ski club as well. Griffin is the son of Scott and Kristin Ramey and has consistently been an honor roll student. He also received the Presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Award for Academic Achievement in fifth grade. Griffin plays baseball and football for the town as well. Melanie is the daughter of Michelle and Robert Tedeschi and is in the National Junior Honor Society. She was on the school cross country team and plays flute in the school band. Melanie also is a Girl Scout

and plays softball for the town. In eighth grade, Michael Theriault, Amanda Scheffler and Morgan McCarthy were selected by their teams. Michael is the son of Alan and Donna Theriault and was recognized at a Principalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Breakfast. He is an altar server at Mary Our Queen Church and is part of the churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s youth ministry. Michael also plays trumpet in the school band and is on the Yellow Crush tennis team. Amanda is the daughter of Kurt and Judy Scheffler and volunteered at Elim Park with her youth group. She plays flute in the school band and is an honor-roll student. Amanda also plays soccer and softball for the town. Morgan is the daughter of Kevin and Karen McCarthy and is in the National Junior Honor Society. She was recognized at a Principalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Breakfast for academic achievement and is a part of

Photo courtesy of DePaolo Middle School

Students of the month for February for DePaolo Middle School are back row, from left, Assistant Principal Christopher Palmieri, Amanda Scheffler, Rebecca Hayes, Michael Theriault, Michael Abbatiello, Melanie Tedeschi, Principal Frank Pepe; front row, from left Annie Mongillo, Ryan McLin, Morgan McCarthy, Griffin Ramey, Brooke LaChance and Kaitlin Semmel. Missing from photo is Brooke Valentukonis. the Leadership Program. Morgan also played on the school softball and volleyball teams.

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Caitlin Gorman, a resident of Plantsville, received a bachelor’s degree in health policy and management; Deanna Roncaioli, a resident of Plantsville, received a bachelor’s degree in management; and Jordan Emerick, a resident of Southington, received a bachelor’s degree in marketing at Providence College, Providence, R.I., at the college’s 93rd Commencement Exercises held on May 15.

The engagement of Rebecca Martin, of Southington, to Justin Muzyka, of Seymour, is announced by her parents, Douglas and Kathy Martin, of Southington. Her fiance is the son of Steve and Cheryl-Ann Muzyka, of Seymour. The bride-to-be will be graduating from New England School of the Bible, Southington, in May 2011 with a one-year Bible studies certificate. Her fiance will be graduating from New England Baptist College, Southington, in May 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education. He is employed at BJ’s Wholesale Club. Their first date occurred when Rebecca was sitting alone at the college Christmas banquet and Justin (who wanted to get to know her) took this opportunity to ask to sit with her, and they started talking. This was December 2008 and considered as the first date. Justin and Rebecca began courting in the spring of 2009 and were engaged the summer of 2010. The couple plans to be married August 2011 at Central Baptist Church, Southington.

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Historical exhibit The current Civil War Exhibit at the Southington Historical Society, 239 Main St., is extended through Sunday, June 26 when a closing ceremony will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. All events are free and open to the public. Donations are accepted. The State of Connecticut has requested all historical museums to open on Saturday, June 11 to allow each museum to show their current exhibit and their historical artifacts as part of state-wide open house events. Saturday open houses will be held June 4, 11, 18 and 25, from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday open houses will be held June 5, 12 and 26. Remaining Thursday lectures will be held 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on June 2, 9, 16, and 23. For more information, contact Robert Cusano, at (860) 621-8885 or (860) 276-7323, or visit the website

Students Continued from page 47 Rebecca Hayes were selected. Brooke is the daughter of Paige and Keith LaChance and was recognized at the Principal’s Breakfast for academic achievement. Brooke performs in “The Nutcracker” every December and was a DARE essay winner. In addition, she plays the clarinet and is a part of the school’s Animal Helpers. Ryan is the son of Holly Mclin and Wayne Camp and is an honor-roll student. He is in the Leadership Program and volunteered at the soup kitchen. Ryan also plays football for the town and enjoys art. Rebecca is the daughter of Joy and Greg Hayes and an honor-roll student. She is a part of Success Cafe and part of DePaolo’s Animal Helpers. Rebecca works hard in all of her classes.

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, May 27, 2011 AUTOMOBILES


SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE INVITATION TO BID TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON, CT WATER POLLUTION CONTROL FACILITY REMOVAL OF CADILLAC STS 2007 UNDERGROUND Chevy Impala LT 2009 AWD, Leather, Navigation STORAGE TANKS AND Leather, Sunroof, GM Certified $22,692 Stock# C7080 $15,969 Stock# 17921 INSTALLATION OF AN (203) 237-5561 (203) 272-7241 ABOVE-GROUND STORAGE TANK CONTRACT 2011-09 You are invited to submit a Bid under seal to the Owner for the removal of underground storage tanks (USTs) and installation of an above-ground storage tank at the Southington Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF) located at 999 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike, Plantsville, CT, Contract 2011-09. The Owner will receive Bids until 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 6, 2011, for the following projC H E V R O L E T P R I Z M 2 00 1 ect: $3,288 Description: Removal of 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY Dodge Avenger 2008 BUY HERE - PAY HERE! one 6,000 gallon fuel oil SXT, 4 Cylinder, Automatic UST and the removal of one Down payments as low as $988 39,916 mi. #9528P $15,488 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106 10,000 gallon diesel fuel (203) 235-1667 UST; Cleaning and disposal of both USTs and the installation of 8,000 gallon AST, day tank, and day tank pump set; Installation of underground diesel fuel piping with secondary containment and leak detection manhole. Bidding Documents may be examined and obtained for a $25.00 deposit from the office of the Director of Public Works/Town Engineer, 75 Main Street, Southington, CT 06489. CHEVROLET Prizm 2002 sedan. Bidders will be required to 4-cyl. 5-spd. manual. Tan w/tan DODGE STRATUS 2003 provide Bid security in the interior. AM/FM radio. Air $3,988 form of a Bid Bond or certi- cond. Very clean. 92,000k Minor scratches. $2295.00 OBO 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY fied, treasurers, or cashier’s Call 203-235-6902 BUY HERE - PAY HERE! check in the amount of Five Down payments as low as $1,288 Percent (5%) of the Bid Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106 Sum. Successful bidder must furnish One Hundred Percent (100%) Performance Bond and One Hundred Percent (100%) Labor and Materials Bond. State of Connecticut public Chevy Impala LS 2003 works employment laws are Super Clean! 79k Miles. $6,995 Stock# 11018RA applicable. (203) 272-7241 Refer to other bidding requirements described in Document 00 21 13. Submit your Bid on the Bid Form provided. Bidders are required to complete Bid Apply Now Form 1-866-879-1616 Must be 18 years of age and a The Owner reserves the US Citizen w/proof of residence. right to accept or reject any Minimum down payments may vary. or all Bids. Must meet income requirements. Subject to change without notice. TOWN OF Call us with your SOUTHINGTON, CT Marketplace ad Anthony J. Tranquillo, P.E. Director of Public now. Works/Town Engineer

(203) 238-1953


AUTOMOBILES JUNK VEHICLES WANTED Big or Small - We Haul It All. Cars, Motorcycles, Trucks, Farm Equipment, Scrap Metal. 203-631-0800 or 203-630-2510

AUTOMOBILES CHEVY Trailblazer 2006 58k, $14,000. (860) 309-1810 JEEP Liberty 2006 with 19k, $14,700. (860) 309-1810

CHEVY Monte Carlo 1997 w/rag top roof. Clean. $1,895. Call 860-621-5181 for more info FINANCE Buy Here Pay Here Financing! Down pymts as low as $588 plus tax & reg, low weekly pymts, no finance charge, or credit check cars under $3000. Call 203-5305905, Cheap Auto Rental LLC.


DODGE DAKOTA 2005 SLT Cab w/Cap. 4x4, 6 Cylinder. 38,445 mi. #9535P $14,990

TOYOTA SOLARA 2006 PLYMOUTH NEON 2001 $2,788 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

H Y U N D A I S O N A T A 20 0 1 $3,988 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $1,288 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

(203) 235-1667

CONVERTIBLE SE, V6, 2 Door Only 23,000 Miles! Stock#5512B $17,995

(203) 235-1686

FORD F-150 2010 VOLVO V50 2005 2.5L Turbo Charged Wagon. Auto. Stock #5568A $13,995


(203) 235-1686

Lariat Super Crew 4x4, 8 Cyl, Automatic w/Overdrive 21,667 mi. #9526A $37,588

(203) 235-1667

Automatic, Power $11,792 Stock# C7083 (203) 237-5561

JEEP Grand Cherokee, 2001, 120,000 miles, leather, sunroof, V8, excellent condition. Heated seats, 1 owner. $6900. or best offer. John (860) 638-9088

CARS STARTING AT $199 DOWN 24 Month/2400 Mile Warranty LET US GIVE YOU A FRESH START Tax, Title, Fees Additional Apply Now 203-232-2600 Darrell

KIA OPTIMA 2009 LX, Automatic $12,194 Stock# C7044 (203) 237-5561

HONDA ODYSSEY EX 2009 ONLY 28K MILES! $21,969 Stock# 11308SSA

(203) 272-7241

PONTIAC GRAND AM 2001 $3,888 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $1,288 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106


Apply Now 1-866-879-1616

MAZDA 6 2007 4 Door. 4 Cylinder. Automatic. 53,963 mi. #11204C $11,988

(203) 235-1667

TOYOTA Camry LE 1998 - Very reliable, remote starter. Rides like new. Interior like new. 184,000 miles. $3500. Call 860916-9705

Must be 18 years of age and a US Citizen w/proof of residence. Minimum down payments may vary. Must meet income requirements. Subject to change without notice.

SATURN OUTLOOK XE 2009 18K Miles, 3rd Row Seat $21,969 Stock# 11610A

(203) 272-7241


Friday, May 27, 2011 — The Southington Citizen TRUCKS & VANS



CHEVY Pick up truck 1500, 1997, 4x4 with plow, runs exc,. new trans in 09. Good work truck. $2800. (203) 537-0364

FREE!! Three Short haired Cats, 2 males and 1 female. 203-2654428



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

203-238-3499 CHEVY Pickup 1994 Low mileage Good shape! Too many extra’s to list. Asking $2,600 or best offer. Call 203-440-4903


HONDA CR-V EX 2008 AWD, Sunroof, Low Miles. $18,969 Stock# 11402SA

(203) 272-7241

HARLEY SPRINGER SOFT TAIL 1994 Many extras. $9000. 203-915-9856 SUV’S

AUTO PARTS CHROME Push Bar. (203) 213-1409


Chevy Trailblazer LT 2003 One Owner. Sunroof. $6,995 Stock# 11212A

CARS STARTING AT $199 DOWN 24 MONTH 24000 MILES WARRANTY LET US GIVE YOU A FRESH START Tax, Title, Fees Additional Apply Now Jack 1-866-879-1616

(203) 272-7241

HUMMER H3 2008

45 GALLON High Fish Tank with cabinet. In excellent condition. Complete set-up and accessories included. FREE. Call (203) 562-2660

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

Leather, Sunroof, GM Certified $21,969 Stock# 17890

(203) 272-7241

HORSE LOVERS EXCEPTIONAL Riding opportunity in exchange for 6-8 hours per week. AM and PM time needed. Call: 203-272-6593

FORD ESCAPE 2008 Nissan Rogue 2008

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

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

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

Let Us Give You A Fresh Start

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


RAGDOLL kittens, Blue-eyed beauties, Tica-Sbt reg, Seals and Blues & Flames. Taking Deposits. $550. 860-329-9893

MAYTAG washer & dryer. Excellent condition. Large capacity. Moving Must Sell! Both $300. Call 203-634-6592 PIER 1 Wicker Love Seat, 2 Chairs and Table. Leather Maroon Sectional. Curio Cabinet. Wicker BR Set. Pier 1 Blue Overstuffed Chair. Cedar Chest. Dry Sink. Ceramic Tile & wood Kitchen Table and 4 Blue Cloth Chairs on Rollers. 2 Large Office Desks. (203) 284-3440 SOFA & LOVESEAT -matching set olive green w/pillows, wood frame around the edges. Exc cond! $400 FIRM COFFEE TABLE-beige, rectangular w/glass, on wheels. Good cond! $30/OBO 203-935-1049

UPRIGHT Baldwin piano, excellent condition. $2500 OBO. Curio cabinet, $75 OBO. Coffee table, $25. Assorted wall shelves. Other items to be seen. (860) 621-3068

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE CARPENTER Tools, over 20 power tools: drills, circular saws, sanders, etc. All very good cond. $1500. firm for all. Call (203) 317-1859, 1pm-6pm MFG./MACHINES FOR SALE: Kurak: KV2000 Vertical Machining Center (x= 78 1/2 y= 31 1/2 z= 31 1/2 travels.) Torit VS3000 7.5 HP, Dust Collector; Atlas Copco 10 HP GA7 air compressor. All excellent condition. Call (203) 272-4899 for further info. WEBER Performer Charcoal Grill with cover and Weber accessories. Asking $125.00 or b/o. Call 860-621-2685.

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


CASH And/Or Tax deduction for your vehicle. Call

The Jewish Childrens Fund

FORD ESCAPE 2008 Limited, Loaded. Low Miles. $19,969 Stock# 17913A


Free Towing!

(203) 272-7241


SUMMER HORSE PROGRAMS Mon-Thurs. 9am-12pm $200 Weeks Available: June 27, July 4, July 18, July 25, Aug. 1. Rap-A-Pony Farms 203-265-3596

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


LEXUS RX300 2002 Leather, Sunroof $9,969 Stock# 11431B

(203) 272-7241

Whether you’ve lost a ring, wallet or a Cocker Spaniel, a Marketplace ad can help track it.

HARLEY DAVIDSON 2005 1200 Sportster Roadster. Black in color. Accessories: sissy bar, king/queen seat, luggage rack, under 4000 miles. Excellent condition. $5200. (203) 439-7700

SONY Big TV 32 inch, $150 Call 203-235-0875

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

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

203-235-8431 FISHING TACKLE. Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Call Dave anytime 860-463-4359 OLD BICYCLES Don’t throw away that old bike. Hobbyman needs your help. Free pickup! Bikes will be recycled. Help save a bike! 203-494-9641


DRUM LESSONS Beginner - Intermediate (203) 668-2924

Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome

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

HOUSES FOR RENT MERIDEN - RENT/SALE. 2/3 BR, 1.5 BA, FP, hdwds, 3 season porch, fin bsmt, WD, DW, gar $1275. Pet ok 714-738-6000. Drive by: 117 Carter Ave Ext.


MERIDEN-2BR, 1 1/2 bath condo located in Mattabassett 1car gar, appls incld C/Air. No pets/smoking. $1100/mo. Call 203-631-0448 WALLINGFORD Elm Garden, 2 bedroom condo, clean. $920/ month. No pets. Ready to go. Call 203-804-0169


Flanders West Apts

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

MER 2 BR 1st Fl apt. Large kitchen. Renovated, appliances, AC, coin op laundry. Heat & HW incl. No pets. $910/mo + sec. (203) 626-2320 MER 2 BR 1st Fl apt. Large kitchen. Renovated, appliances, AC, coin op laundry. Heat & HW incl. No pets. $910/mo + sec. (203) 626-2320 MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. East Side, 3rd flr 2RMs, $190/wk+sec. 1BR, 3rd fl, $845/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm 203630-3823 or MERIDEN - 3 BR - Kitchen, Living Room, Dining Room. 2nd floor. $900 per month. Ready to move in! Call 203-565-4719 or 203-910-0662 MERIDEN - 5 room, 2 Bedroom, newly remodeled, off street parking, w/d hookups, no pets, $850 plus utilities, references. 203-671-9644 MERIDEN - EAST SIDE - 3BR, Townhouse style Apt, hardwood floors, newly renovated with off street parking & gas heat. $1200/Mo. Avail June 1st. Ale 203-676-7512 MERIDEN -WALLINGFORD LINE Large, 2 BR Luxury Condo. Laundry. No pets. $900 + utilities Call 203-245-9493 MERIDEN 1 & 2 BR Apartments Available. Clean. Hardwood floors. Spacious. Off street parking, extra storage, section 8 approved. $800-$1,000. Contact 203-379-0454 MERIDEN 1 & 2 BR Apartments Available. Clean. Hardwood floors. Spacious. Off street parking, extra storage, section 8 approved. $800-$1,000. Contact 203-379-0454

MERIDEN 1 BR, 2 BR & Studio Starting at $595 per month. Heat & HW incl. Off street parking 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 1 BR, Broad Street. Near monument. Skylight, Sunken DR & Kitchen. Hdwd flrs. Decorative FP, Garage. $750. Call 203-272-6593 evenings.

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

2 BR Starting at $800 Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN 2 BR, 1st FL - $850. 1 BR, 3rd Fl. $700. Good loc. Newly Remodeled. Off-st parking. Appls. No pets. WD Hkup, Sec 8 appr. Call 203-379-7817

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

MERIDEN MOVE IN SPECIAL Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841 MERIDEN- Crown Village. 2BR, updated apt, appls, large unit. Heat & Hot Water incl. Laundry, pool, off st. parking. $995/mo. Sec. 8 approved. 203-269-1508.


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

MER 1BR, 2nd fl, hdwd flrs, heat, hot water, elec incld. W. Side, refrig, stove incld. $950/mo+sec. Call 203-6303823 12pm-8pm

MERIDEN East Side. Large 2nd fl, 1 BR, 1 bath, $750./mo includes heat. 203-675-6902



You name it. With Marketplace, anything goes.


L & E PROPERTY Management offers Meriden - 1, 2, 3 & 4BR apts Newly Renovated! Avail. Immed. 203-240-4688

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


The Southington Citizen — Friday, May 27, 2011

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

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

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



Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

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

Only $950

$185,000 Bring the family! Something for everyone. Both levels of this gracious Ranch are sure to please! 3 or 4 bdrms 3 bths. Very spectacular sunroom just off DR, deck, modern kit w/built-ins, C/Air & nice yard w/shed. Call Brian 203235-3300

GARY Wodatch Demolition Services. Sheds, pools, decks, garages, concrete walks, patios, Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430 GARY Wodatch Debris removal of any kind. Homeowner’s, contractor’s, small dumpsters avail. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430

HAVE DUMP TRUCK- Will carry out junk, debris, furniture, appliances, etc. We Take It All! Free Estimates. Call Ed.

(860) 828-3958

SUMMER BROOK APTS Recently Remodeled 1BR - $725, 2 BR - $850-$875, 3BR - $1050 Incl. heat, HW, off st parking Income Guidelines Apply Applications can be obtained at 35CC Darling St. Southington 860-621-1700 EHO Financed by CHFA Creative Management & Realty Co., Inc. WALLINGFORD - (2) 1BR apts. No utils. $775 & $875/mo. 37 Academy St. Call 203-641-3182

CARPENTRY $299,900 Exceptional opportunity! 3 family home in excellent condition! Updated interior, new and separate utilities. 2 car garage and central air. Linda 203-265-5618

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

CUSTOM CARPENTRY Family rooms, kitchens, baths, siding, framing, tile. Ext/Int. Family Run Since 1949. #573358. Call 203-715-8850 J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880 REPAIRS Large or Small entry door & window replacement done by owner, also provide additions, finish basments, deck & complete home improvements. Free est. 203238-1449 CT REG. #578107


HOME DOCTOR All repairs A-Z Addt’s, kit., baths remod, water dam, seamless gut. Since ‘49. Credit & debit cards accepted. #573358 203-639-8389/715-8850

CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE MERIDEN Spring Village Phase 2. New 1726 SF. Townhouse w/3BR, 2.5BA, huge LR, 2 car gar, trek deck. Starts at $220,000. Galleria RE Call 203-671-2223.


CDL-A DRIVERS WANTED 3 yrs exp needed Clean MVR in last 24 mos.

Contact HCM@ 203-634-8427

K & A ENTERPRISES Water & sewer lines, inground tank removal, drainage, grading, additions, pavers. Insured. Reg# 571435 203-379-0193 GRADING, Drainage, Foundations, Trucking, Retaining Walls, Pavers, Water/Sewer/Septic. Lic. #1682. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846 MC/Visa Accepted


Cornerstone Fence & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203237-GATE. CT Reg #601060


For gutter cleaning, call Kevin at (203) 440-3279 Fully insured. CT Reg. #569127.

DECKS DECKS R US Custom built decks, walkways, pavers, fireplaces, stone work. Family Run Since 1949. #573358 Call 203-715-8850 FROM your basic to your custom designed deck or give your old deck a facelift. Quality work. Lic’d journeyman carpenter. Reg. #0626386. Call 203-671-8950

Over 25 years experience. Call today for free estimates. Call 203-440-3535 Ct. Reg. #578887 HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM Seamless Gutters/Downspouts Gutter cleaning/repairs No Job Too Small. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

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


RC HARDWOOD FLOORS, LLC Install, finish & refinishing. All repairs. Big & Small jobs. Free estimates. HIC. #0612038. Call (203) 723-2175


DON’T Wait til it’s too late. Annual AC tune-up. Call Duane Co. Quality work. Major credit cards. Low rates. 203-379-8944 #400335-S1

WE WEED GARDENS Norm the Gardener’s 3-man crew is only $65/hr. CT Reg#571339 (203) 265-1460 GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 cell 860-558-5430 STUMP GRINDING Multiple stump discounts. Fully insured. Call Mark at Eagle Stump Grinding 203-704-0821 COMMERCIAL and Residential Spring Clean Up, Aerating & Dethatching , Mowing. Much more. Lic & insured. CT#615434. (203) 927-2681

J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880

RETAINING Walls, Paver Walkways and Patios. Licensed and insured. Free estimates. CT#615434 For all your landscape needs call 203-927-2681

BEGO’S Masonry Retaining Walls, Brick and Block works Fireplace, Chimneys, Stairs, Stoops, Sidewalks, Masonry Repair and much more. Free est. 20yrs exp. CT# 601857 203-754-5034 or 203-565-7129

LAWNMOWING, Spring Cleanups, hedge trimming, brush & tree removal. Dump Runs. Junk Removal. Don 203-235-1318

FOR ALL Your Home Improvement Needs Call JP Wolfe Contracting Established 1983 CT Reg #0629780 203-269-5175

MOWING Precision Cut Lawns Owner Operated since 1982 Southington, Meriden, Wlfd Reliable, affordable, free est. Satisfaction Guaranteed! Res/Comm Fully ins. CT566423 203-715-0101 or 860-621-6822

HOUSE CLEANING I WOULD like to help you keep your home clean & tidy. Please call for a quote 203-238-0566 (Mature Woman/U.S Citizen) YOUR HOME or office will be sparkling clean. Free estimate. Good references. Insured. 10 yrs of exp. Call (203) 815-6630

SIDEWALKS - CURBS Garage Floor Replacements 30 years of safe, professional craftsmanship. COMPLETE CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION SERVICES. Slabs, Stamped Pool Decks, Stamped Patios, Pavers, Walks, Retaining Walls. Visit (203) 294-9889 CT#612218





BERLIN-$259,500 Newly listed. Start the day off in the breakfast area of this RR. Has 3BR 1.5 baths, casual living room WFP and carpeting. Casual FR, large eat in kitchen with DW. Call Fred 203-265-5618

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN - Room in private home. Off st. parking. Private bath. Cable, phone, use of kitchen. $135/wk. 203-634-8924 MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or SOUTHINGTON 1 Rm available. $135/wk Good home, good neighborhood. 860-620-0852

MATURE Reliable woman, certified CNA and private duty Nanny looking to take care of your loved ones. NA00855845. (203) 265-1985; 203-444-0011



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

WALLINGFORD - 1BR Apt. 3rd flr. Newly renovated. No pets. 1 mo. sec. & refs. $700. Call 203265-9898 WALLINGFORD 1BR, spacious apt, stove & refrig. Utils not incld. Central location. No pets. $750/mo+sec. 203-317-9824 WALLINGFORD 2 bdrm, 1’st floor, new hardwood, carpet, windows, paint & refrigerator. Washer-dryer hookup. Offstreet parking, nice yard, Choate Vicinity, convenient location, No pets. Available now, $925.00 per month plus security. Call (203) 640-6308 WALLINGFORD 2nd Fl Remodeled. New bath, kit & flrs. 2 BR. WD. Stove, refrig. Glassed-in porch. Garage extra. $850. Owner/Agent 203-269-7348 WALLINGFORD-1BR, North Main St. $720 includes all utils. 4th flr. No pets. Call 203-269-4421 WALLINGFORD-EFFICIENCY Third Floor. Appliances. Nice neighborhood. $600/month + 1 month sec. No pets. Avail June 1st. Please call 203-741-0468

T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service


Call Now!

MERIDEN-2BR apt. Nice area w/parking. Freshly painted. Reduced to $795/mo. incl. fridge, stove & w/d hkup, coin op. w/d. Storage area. No utils, pets or smoking. 1 yr lease. Cr. check & refs. req’d. Sec & 1st mo. rent. 203-608-8348 MERIDEN-2BR, 2nd flr. Avail now! No pets. $700/mo. Section 8 approved. 203-427-7706 MERIDEN-3BR, Hdwd flrs, large kitchen, 2 porches. 24-26 Wood St. $1250/mo + sec. No pets. Call Jamari 203-317-7381 MERIDEN-Summer St. 2BR, clean BA, kit & BRs, great cond! W/D, refs, $850/mo. sec. Avail. Now! Sect 8 appr’d. 203-213-5585 MERIDEN. 1, 2 & 3 BR apts avail. Sec & ref required. Call Ray Valenti, Remax Professionals for details (203) 238-1977 MERIDEN. 1, 2 & 3 BR apts avail. Sec & ref required. Call Ray Valenti, Remax Professionals for details (203) 238-1977 MOVE IN SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $695/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric included. Private balcony. 1 month free rent. Ask for details. Call for info 203-639-4868



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


DECK REPAIR & REPLACEMENT Call JP Wolfe Contracting Established 1983 CT Reg #0629780 203-269-5175


Heat, Hot and Cold Water Included



POLISH/ENGLISH speaking woman to clean house w/care. 2nd cleaning 50% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. 860-538-4885


IF YOU MENTION THIS AD Spring Clean-Ups. Clean Estates, Home, Attic, Bsmnt, Garage, Appliances, Furniture. Free est. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218 JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Spring clean-ups & all your landscaping needs. Top Quality Work Fully Licensed & insured. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311


$24.99 Lawn Care Services A-1 HANDYMANPLUS

Most yards .5 acres or less. Cut, trim. Plus blow off driveways and walkways. (860) 628-0179

CT Reg #606277. Give us a Call - WE DO IT ALL! Free estimates. 203-631-1325 MR. HANDY Home Improvement & Repairs. No Job Too Small. CT Reg #624078 Call Larry (860) 877-5678

JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We clean Estates, Homes, Attics, Bsmt, Gar, Yard, Appliances ***FREE ESTIMATES*** 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

BILL RUDOLPH LANDSCAPING Paver walkways, retaining walls, drainage, shrub replacement, lawn repairs. Landscape design. Sidewalk renovation. Free Est. Lic #563661 203-237-9577


Friday, May 27, 2011 — The Southington Citizen HELP WANTED



RICK’S AFFORDABLE Mowing, clean-ups, mulch, brush, pricker & small tree removal. Trim hedges. Clean Gutters & Power wash. 203530-4447.

LAWN & GARDEN ROTOTILLING Garden Bill with Troy Bilt. No garden too small. (203) 294-1160 COUNTRY Ciub Landscapes LLC Dark natural mulch $25/yard Landscape Projects Call 860-704-0008

MASONRY JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 26 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498 S & H MASONRY LLC Stonewalls, steps, chimneys, concrete, retaining walls, FPs, Lic/Ins. #607639. 203-376-0355 PAUL’S MASONRY - New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplace. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281 BEGO’S Masonry Retaining Walls, Brick and Block works Fireplace, Chimneys, Stairs, Stoops, Sidewalks, Masonry Repair and much more. Free est. 20yrs exp. CT# 601857 203-754-5034 or 203-565-7129 W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry. CT Reg # 0626708 Call 203-235-4139 FAZO Masonry Free est. 28 Yrs exp. Pool decks, patio, pavers, stone wall, steps, walks, stucco, chimneys. Repairs. 10% off. 203-759-0879 CT Reg# 568080 EGLIS Masonry Brick walls, stone walls, walkways, patios, chimneys, retaining walls. CT# 611784 (203) 465-9806

PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING SUNNY’S Painting & Powerwashing 20% Senior Discount. (203) 500-2537 CT#536257 Steven K. Sundberg

A-1 QUALITY PAINTING Specializing in Wood/Aluminum siding. Low rates. Reg#533474. Call Dennis 203-630-0008 HALLMARK PAINTING & Wallpapering & Pressure Washing. Since 1985. Now booking for Spring & Summer Iinterior & exterior painting & pressure washing. Free estimates. Fully insured. CT REG #0560720. 203-269-3369




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



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

Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.



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

DON’T Flush money down the drain, call Duane Plumbing, heating. Quality work, low rates Major credit cards accptd. 203379-8944 lic. #283401 P1


POWER WASHING Is Spring cleaning

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

V. NANFITO Roofing, Siding, Windows, Decks Remodeling Gutters CT Reg#570192 (203) 639-1634 ROOFS R US Resid/comm. Repairs also. Windows, Siding, Seamless gutters, we beat any quote. Family owned since ‘49. Member BBB. 203-715-8850 #573358 Credit/ Debit cards accepted.


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

Call Dennis 203-630-0008


Others Wash - We Clean! 203-631-3777 860-839-1000


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

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

Gonzalez Construction ★★★★★★★★

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

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


GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430

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


The Powerwashing Kings


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

YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159

A-1 Quality Powerwashing HOT WATER, LOW RATES ABOVE ALL MAINTENANCE Pressure washing, gutter cleaning, mowing & yard cleanups. (A Step Above For Less) #0622864 Paul 860-620-4745


IN BUSINESS 30 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775

203-294-9889 CT#612218


Cornerstone Fence & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203237-GATE. CT Reg #601060

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

Gonzalez Construction

PRICKER REMOVAL RICK’S AFFORDABLE Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or small. 15 yrs exp. 203-5304447.

It's all here!

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

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

FIDERIO & SONS Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrooms, additions.



CT Reg. #516790




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

Roofing, Siding & Gutters

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

Residential/Commerical. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

S. GLASTONBURY, CT Needs 2 temporary workers 6/1/2011 to 12/15/2011, work tools, supplies, equipment provided without cost to worker. Housing will be available without cost to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day. Transportation reimbursement and subsistence is provided upon completion of 15 days or 50% of the work contract. Work is guaranteed for 3/4 of the workdays during the contract period. $10.25 per hr. Applicants to apply contact CT Department of Labor at 860-2636020. Job order # CT 4558973. Plant, cultivate and harvest various crops such as, but not limited to vegetables, fruits, horticultural specialties and field crops. Use hand tools such as but not limited to shovels, hoes, pruning shears, knives and ladders. Duties may include but are not limited to tilling the soil, applying fertilizer, transplanting, weeding, thinning, pruning, applying pesticides, picking, cutting, cleaning, sorting, packing, processing and handling harvested products. May set up, operate and repair farm machinery, repair fences and farm buildings, also may participate in irrigation activities. Work is usually performed outdoors, sometimes under extremely hot or cold conditions. Work is physically demanding requiring workers to bend, stoop, lift and carry up to 50 lbs. on a frequent basis. Duties may require working off the ground at heights up to 20 ft using ladders or climbing.

Marketplace (203) 238-1953

OKAY INDUSTRIES is a wellestablished, successful, growing and highly regarded manufacturer of precision stamped components and assemblies is currently hiring for the following positions: TOOL AND DIE MAKERS: Candidates must have proven ability to troubleshoot complex progressive dies and be an authority in making tooling components efficiently. Must be capable of assembling the most complex progressive dies and have leadership skills to lead a group through new complex tool builds. 10+ years exp. a must. PROD SUPPORT TOOLMAKER 2ND SHIFT: Successful Candidates must have ability to support production by maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing progressive die tooling in press production. Candidates must also be able to build and maintain spare parts for tooling and communicate with others to coordinate activities necessary to maintain production. CNC OPERATORS: Successful candidates must be familiar w/operation of CNC machining centers in a fast paced environment. Must also be capable of using measuring tools such as micrometers and Micro-Hites. Ability to change tools and make offsets a plus. CNC SET-UP/PROGRAMMER: Successful candidates must be capable of setting up, troubleshooting, and programming CNC machining centers using MASTERCAM Mill , level 2 or 3. Send resumes to: Human Resources OKAY INDUSTRIES, INC. PO Box 2470 New Britain, CT 06050 Fax: 860-225-7047 OR E-mail:

HELP WANTED COOK FT/PT Two Restaurants Experience preferred. Call 860-538-2645 or 860-621-0522 COOK/PIZZA MAKER: Exp. Req, part or full time. Apply in person, Friend’s Cafe, 15 North Liberty St, Southington ENGINEER Mechanical degree grad prefer ASAP for fastpaced Meriden wire manuf to QC products & improve manuf processes; starting $40K+ DOE & ben with great growth opp; fax 203-2372701 or email cpetersen@ HELPER/Laborer/Roofer wanted for busy home improvement contractor. Call 860-349-6597 HINDINGER FARM, HAMDEN, CT needs 2 temporary workers 6/1/2011 to 12/5/2011, work tools, supplies, equipment provided without cost to worker. Housing will be available without cost to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day. Transportation reimbursement and subsistence is provided upon completion of 15 days or 50% of the work contract. Work is guaranteed for 3/4 of the workdays during the contract period. $10.25 per hr. Applicants to apply contact the CT Department of Labor at 860-2636020. Job order #4558971. May perform any combination of tasks related to the planting, cultivating, and processing of fruit and vegetables crops including, but not limited to, driving, operating, adjusts and maintains farm machines, preparing soil, planting, pruning, weeding, thinning, spraying, irrigating, mowing, harvesting, grading, packing. May use hand tools such as shovel, pruning saw, and hoe. 1 months experience in duties listed required.

Public Health Senior Sanitarian Seeking a highly qualified professional to oversee the inspection work relating to the enforcement of public and environmental health statutes and regulations. The position requires a Bachelor’s degree in environmental health, biology, public health or closely related field plus 2 years of experience in a regulatory environmental public health capacity. Must possess and maintain State of Connecticut ceftifications in Food Service Inspection, Subsurface Sewage Phase I/II and be able to obtain within six (6) months of hire certification as a Registered Sanitarian from the State of Connecticut, or be a Registered Environmental Health Specialist with the National Environmental Health Association. Must possess and maintain a valid State of Connecticut Lead Inspector or Risk Assessor certification or obtain the same within one (1) year of hire. Must possess and maintain a valid State of Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator’s License. Salary: $65,774 $84,153 (currently under negotiation) plus an excellent fringe benefit package. Apply to:

Personnel Department Town of Wallingford 45 South Main Street Wallingford, CT 06492 Fax #: (203) 294-2084 Closing date will be June 6, 2011 or the date the 50th application is received, whichever occurs first. EOE.

HELP WANTED IF you are looking for a great place to work, an opportunity to earn money and learn a little about insurance, Apply at: Also fax resume to 203-269-9331 ATTN: Tatia Winecoff, Agent State Farm Insurance Wallingford Fluency in English and Spanish are a Plus! Equal Opportunity Employer ROOFER Commercial w/5 years experience in EPDM or hot. Must pass drug test. New England Masonry 146 Sheridan Drive, Naugatuck (203) 729-2266 AA/EOE ROOFING FOREMAN(M/F): Prestige Construction, Meriden. 2yrs. exp, CT licensed req’d. Fax resume: 203-238-3130

SALES REP We need an outgoing, self motivated sales rep to call on local companies to help them build their business through advertising with our many media options.

Must have a telemarketer’s mentality with great customer service and the confidence/expertise to close a sale. Sales experience required We provide an hourly wage with a great commission program. Please email resume to: hcianciullo@ or mail to Record-Journal Heather Cianciullo Business Development Sales Manager 11 Crown Street Meriden, CT 06450 No phone calls please

Summer Help Ideal for College Students A n d A l l Ot h e r s Full/Part Time position in Maint., Assembly, General Production and Shipping. 4 day work week. Apply in person at: Lyman Products 475 Smith Street Middletown, CT 06457 TELESALES Rep Growing company seeking energetic outbound salespersons. Computer exp nec. Candidates must have sales experience and a nose for the close. Forward resumes to VET Tech With Experience. Full time for small animal veterinary clinic in Cheshire. Please fax resume to 203-439-0961 VET Tech With Experience. Full time for small animal veterinary clinic in Cheshire. Please fax resume to 203-439-0961

SEEKING EMPLOYMENT WOMAN w/29 yrs exp. & lots of love will watch your child in your home, FT/PT, before/after school & vac. CPR cert. Will transport. 203-237-1534


The Southington Citizen — Friday, May 27, 2011

Help Us Celebrate Sunoco’s 125 yr Anniversary


Sat. 1-2 PM . gal $1.25 OFF per 20 gal. max Cash Only

Sat. 9AM - 4PM Hot Dog, Chip & Drink $1.00 All proceeds to Bread for Life

WEST STREET SUNOCO Customer Appreciation Weekend June 2, 3 & 4 1198755

Reuseable Shopping Bags - FREE (While Supplies Last) A+ Rewards Card with 5¢ OFF per gal.

Enter TO WIN: with an 8 gal. purchase of fuel

Lake Compounce Season Pass $100 of Gas $100 Gift Cards (2) NASCAR Tickets (2) $100 Shopping Spree at Price Chopper Sunoco/NASCAR Merchandise (2) Yankees/Red Sox Tickets 4PM Drawing

Price Chopper will offer Cards to New Customers with 10¢ per gal. gas credit. Sat. Only. 10AM - 4PM

957 West St., Southington



Southington Citizen published 5-27-2011


Southington Citizen published 5-27-2011