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Friday, June 12, 2009

Police investigate SHS football finances By Zachary Janowski The Southington Citizen

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Southington volunteer firefighter Brian Badgley brought the crowd watching the Memorial Day parade to its feet when he jumped off the back of the firetruck, dropped down to one knee and asked his girlfriend, Jocelyn Abbate, to marry him. Everyone was relieved when she gave an emphatic “yes.”

A parade to remember: fireman pops the question By Harry Kyle The Southington Citizen It was a day for memories, both past and future.

Inside Business .........................26 Calendar .........................32 Faith ................................22 Health..............................34 Marketplace ....................57 Obituaries........................23 Opinion............................24 Seniors............................28 Sports..............................39

Not only did Monday, May 29 serve as a national day of remembrance of all the military personnel that gave their lives for our country, it will also be forever etched in the mind of Brian Badgley and Jocelyn Abbate. It was the day he proposed to Abbate, his girlfriend for the past year and a half, and he did it in an unusual way. Badgley, a member of Volunteer Fire Company 2, housed in Plantsville, was riding Engine 4 restored 1946 Maxim Diamond T, an anSee Proposal, page 10

Police and school officials are investigating a Southington High School football team bank account for possible misuse after three assistant coaches resigned to bring attention to the alleged misconduct. School Superintendent Joseph V. Erardi Jr. said information provided by the former coaches prompted an administrative investigation into a checking account used by the team for equipment purchases. “There was an exit interview that took place with the high school administration,” Erardi said Friday. “Out of that interview came information that we felt that we

had to further investigate.” Offensive Coordinator Frank Stamilio, Offensive Line Assistant Coach Mike Prairie and Defensive Line Assistant Coach Tony Mazzarella Sr. resigned last week after expressing concerns to school officials about the Blue Knights Football account. “No way did I want to resign,” said Stamilio, an 18year veteran of the coaching staff. “We could not continue under certain circumstances that we believed exist.” Stamilio said he would return to coaching if the concerns were resolved “pretty much in a heartbeat.” He said he would not explain his concerns until the administration completes its investigation.

The Blue Knights Football account served as a passthrough account for money collected from players for equipment, but later included funds raised separate from the football booster club. Erardi said money in the Blue Knights Football account was used to order Tshirts and additional equipment for players. Members of the coaching staff, including head football coach Bill Mella, controlled the account. Two athletic department employees with knowledge of the administrative investigation said that Mella’s use of funds in the Blue Knights account is part of the investigation.

See Knights, page 11

BJ’s Wholesale Club proposal denied to protect wood frogs By Mike Ciardella Special to The Citizen The Southington Conservation Commission rejected an application critical for the proposed development of a BJ’s Wholesale Club near the intersection of Queen Street and Spring Street, citing concerns for nearby wetland habitats. Soil samples, aerial photos, engineering plans and pages of blueprints were not enough to convince the conservation commission, which serves as the town’s inland wetlands and watercourses agency, to approve the developer’s application.

The permit is the first step in the local approval process before developers can build a BJ’s Wholesale Club in Southington. According to the proposal, developers would build BJ’s, a gas station and a restaurant adjacent to Staples with an entrance on Spring Street. The commission’s concerns stem from the site’s proximity to three vernal pools — temporary pools of water that allow for the safe development of amphibians and insects because fish are absent. The commission also pointed out design flaws that

would affect the distribution of the storm water runoff. The commission hoped to avoid development that would force wood frogs to migrate north into a pond inhabited by predators such as turtles and bullfrogs. “My best advice is to look at alternative options,” said commission Chairwoman Theresa Pereyo. The three small pools are located to the west of the development. North of these pools is a man made pond that has become home to larger animals and preda-

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Camp Sloper transforms into outdoor center By Mark Pooler Special to The Citizen

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larch near the Kiddie Kamp pavilion known as the Old Pavilion today, and some ornamental pine and spruce along the old road into camp. Later in the 1970s, hundreds of pine and spruce trees were planted along the pond’s perimeter and west bank by another group of volunteers under the direction of Bobby Crookes, longtime camp staff member and volunteer. The results of their efforts are clearly visible today. Attempts were made to control excessive weed growth in Sloper Pond, and beach and waterfront areas were expanded and improved. On the program front, specialty camps were becoming more popular. Campers could choose conservation and nature, gymnastics, crafts, tennis, soccer, or outpost camps. For campers ages 11 to 14 with a spirit for adventure, the Outpost Camps offered hiking, canoeing, backpacking, overnights and trips offsite. One highlight for the boys’ camp was hiking the Appalachian Trail in Connecticut in 1971. These camps lat-

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When YMCA Camp Sloper broadened its scope in the 1960s to become the outdoor center, the possibilities for the programs and facilities also expanded. In the 1970s, the YMCA Camp Sloper Outdoor Center began to make enhancements to better accommodate the interests and needs of the Southington YMCA and the surrounding communities. A camp study in the mid1960s had revealed that YMCA Camp Sloper was rich in natural resources but limited in program amenities, so, in the ’70s, work began in earnest to provide the muchneeded facilities. The leadership of H. Douglas McLeod was critical. McLeod became executive director of the Southington YMCA in 1974 and brought a wealth of camping experience from his previous job as director of outdoor education and camping for the Greater New Haven YMCA. These efforts were helped immensely by the much-improved financial stability of the YMCA, due in part to the generous Blakeslee bequest in 1978.

YMCA Camp Sloper facility improvements by the end of the decade included a large covered pavilion known today as the McLeod Family Pavilion. It was dedicated to Doug and Carol McLeod for all their commitment and dedication throughout the ’70s and ’80s. Other improvements included three new tennis courts, new basketball and four square courts, a relocated parking area, an 18 pole Frisbee golf course, an extensive trail system and two new sports fields. The first documented work weekend under the leadership of Daren Colella, chairman of the Camp Committee now known as the Outdoor Center Committee, was held in 1971. Volunteers could give an hour of their time or stay the whole weekend, sleeping under the stars, in the Director’s Cabin, or the McKenzie Cottage. Woodland and pond management were also addressed in this decade. Fred Kuhr, with the help of the Boy Scouts and other volunteers, planted trees, including the grove of white pines on the pond’s north side near Kensington Avenue, a stand of

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, June 12, 2009

Plans for West Center Street Extension development emerge By Harry Kyle The Southington Citizen

Lovley Development, Inc., a local commercial and residential builder, has `entered into a contract to purchase what is commonly referred to as the Recko property, an approximately 50-acre parcel of land at 703 W. Center St. Ext. The company has 30 days from the day it receives final approvals from the town to complete the purchase. No purchase price was announced. Mark Lovley, president of the company, said, “We are excited about the acquisition, and are very happy to work with the town to provide people with quality homes they can afford. We are also happy to be able to provide some open space

property for the residents of town.” Two parcels of land make up the property. One is about 35 acres and the other 15 acres. Lovley said he plans to develop about 22 of the 50 acres involved, and turn over the other 28 acres in the rear of the property, which includes some wooded areas, to the town for open space use. Assistant Town Manager/Town Attorney Mark Sciota said the town had also been considering purchasing the property for open space use, and had received a $500,000 grant from the state to use for that purpose. “We were interested,” Sciota said, “but, from the town’s perspective, the numbers just didn’t add up.” Sciota also said that because the town didn’t pur-

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chase the property, the $500,000 grant allocated specifically for this purchase will be returned to the state. According to the proposal, Lovley will be presenting to the town departments, the development will be located on the eastern parcel of the property, on a site that abuts West Center Street Extension. It will feature about 44 colonial and ranch-style houses that will be approximately 1,400 to 1,600 square feet in size. Costs of the houses will start at $299,900, and many of them will have first floor bedrooms. “I’m on the board of directors of the National Association of Home Builders,” Lovley said, and at their convention in Washington, they said the trend now is for smaller homes with more amenities. That’s what we are hoping to provide here.” The property is located in a residential zone, and the building lots in question will be about one-half acre in size. “But because of the open space involvement, we will be limiting the size of the houses to what we have specified,” Lovley said. When asked why he would

The Lovley Development logo be considering building new homes in the current economic climate, Lovley said, “At the same NAHB conference, they talked about the fact that Connecticut will be one of the first states to bounce back from the economic problems we are having, and that the recovery should start late this year or early in 2010. “We feel that’s when the home buying will pick up, and we want to be ready for it.” Lovley said most of his business comes from referrals, either from people he has built houses for, their relatives or their friends. His company sold 40 homes last year, with 29 of them coming from referrals. This year, he has sold 12

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Elks host Flag Day festivities By Harry Kyle The Southington Citizen

consin Public School, District 6, arranged for the district’s pupils to observe June 14, which was the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of the Stars and Stripes as “Flag Birthday.” After three decades of state and local celebrations, “Flag Day,” the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777, was officially established by the proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May 30, 1916. But while Flag Day was celebrated in various communities for years after Wilson’s proclamation, it was not until August 3, 1949, that President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day. The Pledge of Allegiance is also closely associated with the American flag. On Sept. 8, 1892, the “Youth’s Companion, “a Boston-based youth magazine, published a narration

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front lawn of its building for people to use to drop off old flags for disposal. According to Liz Thisdale, the Past Exalted Ruler of the local lodge, the lodge disposes of old flags about every three months. Thisdale said Elks lodges have been holding the Flag Day ceremony since 1911. “That’s the year the Grand Lodge, which is the national ruling organization of the Elks organization, mandated that this be an annual event,” Tisdale said. Lodge 1669 held its first ceremony in 1945, the year it was formed. “This is a very patriotic proud organization, which was one of the reasons I joined the Elks. We all believe in what the flag stands for, and I’m proud and honored to part of the ceremony,” Thisdale. The idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. A school teacher in the Fredonia, Wis-

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Music on the Green draws crowd despite delay By Mike Ciardella Special to the Citizen The first night of Music on the Green attracted a large crowd after a disappointing rain delay on Wednesday pushing the concert to Thursday. It was not the usual crowd because of the damp weather, but the green still filled up with eager listeners. Music on the Green enthusiasts gave several reasons, all with smiles on their face, of why they come every Wednesday. “It’s enjoyable and it’s free, and all of our friends come down, it’s a good chance to see people,” said Betty and Larry Hurd, two Southington residents. While enjoying a bite to eat with her young granddaughter Avery Shea, nurse and grandmother Pam Shea said she likes to come down “to show my granddaughter the

music.” “She loves music,” she added. The Music on the Green fans come from all over Connecticut with a common theme in mind: “It’s different here.” “They have these in Bristol but they get bigger crowds here, its different,” said Neil Gagnon, of Bristol. “We’ve been coming for the past three years,” said Carol Lavoie, of Waterbury. “I’ve met people from all

Music on the Green schedule The Southington Parks and Recreation Department has released the Wednesday night entertainment schedule for the 16th year of Music on the Green. Concerts begin at 7 p.m. June 10 – Flashback – 50s to the 70s hits June 17 – Avenue Groove – funk, R & B and party favorites June 24 – The Monthei Brothers with Wendy May – country music July 1 – Island Girl/Mark Verselli – impressionist and south Florida group July 8 – The Barons – oldies group July 15 – The Diamond Collection – Neil Diamond tribute band July 22 – Don Felice – Italian and popular music July 29 – The Glamour Girls – Motown music Aug. 5 – Marty Swiatek and RBO – polka music Aug. 12 – Lady Luck Aug. 19 – Smokehouse – country music Aug. 26 – The ATM Band

over. Waterbury has similar things but it’s different here.” The music isn’t the only focus. There is also a large car show during the Music on the Green each week. “We’re the car nuts” said Herb Lillibridge and Greg Terril, of Plainville, two veterans in the Music on the Green car show circuit. Greg did his part to sum up the entirety of Music on the Green in six words, “It’s just a nice night out.”

Groove coming to the Green By Mike Ciardella Special to The Citizen Since 2007, Avenue Groove has been playing a range of music ranging from the Jackson 5 to Rick James. On Wednesday, June 17, Avenue Groove will make its way to Music on the Green to show the people of Southington how the band got its name. “People would come up to us and say the name really fits you guys because you guys really have a

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SHS calculus teacher corrects prestigious nationwide tests By Harry Kyle The Southington Citizen

Isner said she was chosen for the program last year, but had to decline the invitation for personal reasons. “I feel very honored to be chosen, and I am also very proud of how well my students have performed on this challenging exam in the past,” Isner said. A Farmington resident, Isner has been teaching both AP and regular calculus at the high school for 24 years. She received her bachelor’s degree in math education from the University of Connecticut, and her master’s degree in mathematics

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Principal’s breakfast honors DePaolo students Students do not know which teacher has nominated them prior to the event, only that they have been chosen because of academic achievement or citizenship. Some students received nom-

honorees and their guests enjoyed bagels and juice while Principal Frank Pepe called on students one at a time to come to the front of the room to hear their teachers’ words of praise and receive a certificate of acknowledgement.

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said Pat Rosin, outdoor center program director. The skate park was completely redone in the fall of 2007 with the help of a state as well as continued support from the Southington Parks and Recreation Department. “Skateboarding has grown tremendously over the years in popularity and acceptance, so it is only fitting that we grew along with it. Not only were we able to put in all new ramps, but we are also able to open an extra day for kids to take advantage of the park,” said Rosin. To help everyone get ready to skate this summer, YMCA Camp Sloper, in conjunction with Play-It-Again Sports in Southington, will be hosting a demonstration by professional skateboarder Doug Brown, Saturday, June 13, at noon. “We’re very excited to have Doug out here at YMCA Camp Sloper and interested to hear his message about skating straight,” said Mark Pooler, outdoor center director. “We feel that skateboarding is a great alternative activity to drugs and alcohol

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tique owned by the company take it to shows and parades. He was standing on the tailboard of the truck, and as it turned the corner onto Apple Alley from Center Street, where Abbate was standing, the truck stopped and Badgley jumped off, engagement ring and flowers in hand, and, in true “proposal” fashion, dropped down to one knee and popped the question. “Only a couple of firefighters and their wives knew what was going to happen,” Badgley said. “I didn’t even tell either of the parents. I wanted it to be a special surprise.” Luckily for Badgley and the fire company, Abbate said “yes.” Badgley is a Southington native. He attended local schools and graduated from Southington High School in 1994. He has worked for the Southington Highway Department for seven years, and has been associated with Plantsville Company 2 for 15 years. After spending all of her life in Glastonbury, Abbate moved to Southington last November. She works as a nurse at Hartford Hospital. Abbate said she met Badgley “through a friend of mine whose husband volunteers with Brian at Company 2. She asked me to go to the winter bonfire they have, and I did. I found out later it was a set up, and that someone had Brian come so he could meet me.” She said she realized something was about to happen when “I saw him jump off the truck carrying flowers. I knew then what was up. I was very surprised, not that he was going to ask me to marry him, but that he did it at a parade. That’s something I never thought he’d do.” Abbate said she had “no doubts about what my answer would be. I knew exactly what I would say when he

asked. My mother and sister and his mother were standing behind me. They came to see the firetrucks. I don’t know their reaction was, since I was kind of busy at the time, but I do remember them saying something like ‘oh my God’ when Brian got down on one knee.” Badgley said, “I had an inkling she would say yes. We’ve talked about it for quite a while now and it was just a matter of time. But I did want to make the proposal special, and I wanted to ask her to marry me somewhere where our friends and family could be. “Plus,” he continued, “the fire department is a big part of my life, and I wanted them involved as well.” And it turned out special indeed. “I think she was definitely surprised,” he said. “She started crying when I got down on one knee, and it didn’t take her long to say yes. Then I took her hand, went back up on the truck and finished the parade.” The rest of the holiday was spent spreading the news, showing off the ring to other family members and having pictures taken. “I’m happy I did it the way I did. Our two families hit it off well, and I think everybody’s pleased,” Badgley said. And that goes for “Boomer.” Abbate’s family owns a farm in Glastonbury, where she keeps her horse, named “Boomer.” “I go there every day I can and clean out the stall,” she said, “and Boomer and Brian are buddies. They really get along.” The couple hopes to be married next year, but have not set the date for their nuptials as yet. “We still have a lot of research to do,” Badgley said. “Perhaps it will be in the late summer or early fall.” “It was a really special day,” Abbate said, “very exciting and nice. I certainly won’t forget it. In fact Memorial Day will have an extra special significance for me now.”

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Knights Continued from page 1

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Mella did not return phone messages left at the school and his home Thursday and Friday. Erardi would not comment on police involvement. Police declined to comment on their ongoing investigation. He said external auditors recommended in 2007 that the district close any bank accounts with links to the school system that didn’t have central office oversight. He said there are only “one or two” such “quasi-checkbooks” in the district. In recent months, the Board of Education discussed such accounts and moved toward implementing the recommendations made by the external auditors. After the discussion, school administrators relayed the concerns to the coaches and asked them to close the Blue Knights account. “We had asked our football coaches to close that checkbook out,” he said. Stamilio, Prairie and Mazzarella, upon reviewing the account checkbook, decided to resign. According to Erardi, the high school administration had a standard exit interview with the coaches because of their resignation. During the interview the coaches shared their concerns, which the high school administration passed on to central office officials. “No comment,” said Athletic Director Eric Swallow when asked about the investi-

gation Thursday. “I think at this point in time it’s premature.” Board of Education member David Derynoski said he would not discuss the resignations because of an “ongoing audit” that would be finished soon. “I guess there’s been some allegations,” Derynoski said. Mella is a physical education teacher at Southington High School. He has been head coach for four years. In April, the Connecticut High School Coaches Associ-

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Principal Continued from page 8 inations from more than one teacher. Teachers wrote thoughtful, detailed and often creative descriptions of why each student was chosen. Pepe read descriptions that included, “You shine success; you are as impressive as you are hardworking; you exude dependability to the indefatigable degree.” “The purpose of the breakfasts is to ‘catch’ students succeeding academically and or socially. DePaolo Middle School continues to attempt to recognize students’ hard work and good deeds to reinforce the many positives which otherwise may go un-

noticed,” said Pepe. Grade 6 students recognized were Alex Barmore, Kayle Beaupre, Colleen Bowes, Richard Brayall, Sarah Brown, Mary Bryson, Kaitlin Budrow, Ethan Buttery, Bert Casale, Ashely Christensen, Jordan Clarke, Bridget Corcoran, Troy Deltano, Rachel Dirck, Brittany Drouin, Ben Egan, Olivia Ende, Olivia Fischer, Kayleigh Flanigan, Isabella Garvey, Allison Gibney, Jocelyn Gregor, Antoine Harris, Benjamin Herms, Sarah Knight, Emily Lippincott, Catherine MacKay, Sara Magnanini, Morgan Mc-

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“I pledge allegiance to my Flag, and to the Republic for which it stands: one Nation indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.” Like many official proclamations, the pledge has undergone a number of changes down through the years. The last change in the pledge occurred on June 14, 1954 when President Dwight D. Eisenhower approved adding the words “under God.”

The Pledge of Allegiance now reads: “I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands: one Nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.” Thisdale said the recent Flag Day ceremonies were not as well attended as those in the past. “The attendance seemed to start to drop once we stopped having a parade

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College graduates Dean’s list Villanova University announces 2009 graduates: Carolyn Marie Camire, Bachelor of Arts in Human Services, Summa Cum Laude. Richard P. Kania, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Cum Laude. Kaitlin Marie Zdeblick, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude.

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Kelsie A. Straub, daughter of Laurie and Stephen Straub, of Southington, was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2009 semester at Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, Vt. The following students have been named to the Dean’s List for Spring 2009 at the University of Hartford: Plantsville — Laura P. Carbone, Kelly L. Kammerer, Julxhino Gocllari, Theresa E. Buchanan; Southington — David F. Fiondella, Nicole Truax, Kelly R. Wall, Julia J. Willametz, Gregory M. Prus, Mallory L. D’Agostino, Valerie S. Brino, Sabrina Caico, Rachel M. Gauthier, Eric P. Belanger, Beau M. Deprey, Lea M. Nardi, Britt E. Rescsanski. The following hometown students were named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2009 semester at Salve Regina University: Eileen Carabetta and Caitlin Flanagan of Southington. Brittany Campochiaro, daughter of Ralph and Linda Campochiaro, was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2009 semester at Villanova University.

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School News Student receives citizenship award

Nick Salerno, of Southington, received the President’s Award for Academic Excellence & Co-curricular Involvement at Wentworth Institute of Technology’s Annual Awards Program. The president’s awards honor graduating seniors for academic excellence and consistent involvement in co-curricular activities. Students maintain high standards of academic achievement while making outstanding contributions to the Wentworth community through involvement in athletics and/or student organizations.

Theodore Smigelski, of Southington, was awarded one of three United Technologies/YMCA Wesley A. Kuhrt Youth Citizenship Awards for Community Service at the YMCA of Greater Hartford annual meeting. The awards are given in memory of Wesley A. Kuhrt, president of Sikorsky Aircraft and a former United Technologies Corporation vice president. The awards are presented annually to young YMCA program participants ages 15 to 20, who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to volunteer service. Smigelski is a mem-

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ects. She has taught a variety of art courses including Advanced Placement courses. She assisted her students in preparing their portfolios that had to be submitted for review by the College Board and was pleased to learn that many of them had received college credit for their efforts. She is equally skillful in working with students with special learning needs. She provides them with the support and encouragement they need to express their creative abilities and experience a sense of pride and accomplishment in their work. Levinthal-O’Farrell is an exceptional teacher. Southington Public Schools are proud to recognize her excellence, dedication and passion for children, colleagues and her profession.

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School News

St. Paul Catholic High School class of 2009

E. Shanahan of Southington, and Kelsey L. Rashaw and Ryan Patrick Scanlon of Plantsville.

The St. Paul Catholic High School Class of 2009 announces its graduates: Paige E. Barnett, Michael J. Bartoletti, Anthony N. Cerreta, Amanda M. Koerner, Kara Elizabeth Meleski, and Erin

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During World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine, the youth of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Southington fasted for 30 hours, made lunches and collected warm socks for the homeless. They traveled to Hartford to distribute their gifts where they joined Rose Fichera-Egan and Archdeacon Donald Richey, of Christ Church Cathedral in Hartford, leaders of the Bushnell Park Project, which is an ecumenical and civic endeavor in the greater Hartford area that provides food to the homeless on weekends when no other options are available. Pictured, front row, from left are Heather Hendricks, Lily Herman, Jacob Davis, Rose Fichera-Egan and Donald Richey. Back row: Brian Jaworsowki, Luke Davis, Alex Richardson, Jordan Lafland, Hannah Peterson, Amanda Vollaro, Samantha Nelson, Kate Palinkos, Meghan Palinkos and Grace Herman. Missing from the photo is Iona Brockie.

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St. Paul’s sets summer hours St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 145 Main St. will begin the summer worship schedule Sunday, June 21 through Sunday, Sept. 6, with one service of Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m. Beginning Sunday, Sept. 13, the regular worship schedule will resume with an 8 a.m. service of Holy Eucharist, 9 a.m. Christian formation for all ages, and 10:15 service of Holy Eucharist. For more information, call the church office at (860) 6288486.


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Friday, June 12, 2009 — The Southington Citizen

Obituaries Walter Suchinski Walter “Waddy” M. Suchinski, 76, of Bristol, husband of M a v i s (Rindflesh) Suchinski, died June 1, 2009 at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center. He was born in Pequabuck, Nov. 10, 1932 and was a son of the late Michael and Katherine (Lostoski) Suchinski. He had resided in Bristol since 1957 and served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War as a dental technician. Prior to retiring in 1991, he was employed at New Britain Machine for 30 years as a tool designer. He enjoyed baseball and was the team captain in his senior year at Terryville High School class of 1950. He was a member of St. Stanislaus Church, Bristol, and the American Legion Post 20,

Terryville. He played golf on a team at New Britain Machine, and he loved to play the guitar and feed the birds and squirrels. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Allen W. and Lori Suchinski, of Southington; two daughters and a sonin-law, Wendy Suchinski, of Burlington and Lisa and Tom Heffernan, of Bristol; three brothers and two sisters-inlaw, Vincent Suchinski, of Woodbridge, Stanley and Nancy Suchinski, of Bristol, and Henry and Kathy Suchinski, of Burlington; a sister, Helen King, of Harwinton; a brother-in-law, Charles Rindflesh and his wife, Joan, of New Hartford; a sister-in-law, Ruth Suchinski, of Wolcott; five grandchildren, Allen A., Aaron and Brandon Suchinski, and Megan and Matthew Heffernan; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved cat, Sassy. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Joseph Suchinski.

Funeral services were held June 5, 2009, from Funk Funeral Home, Bristol, to St. Stanislaus Church, Bristol, for a Mass of Christian burial. Burial with military honors followed in Peacedale Cemetery, Bristol. Memorial donations may be made to St. Stanislaus Church, 510 West St., Bristol, CT 06010 or to the American Diabetes Association, 306 Industrial Park Road, Suite 105, Middletown, CT 06457.

Rose Quinlan R o s e DiFranco Quinlan, 76, of Southington, beloved wife of Edmund Quinlan, passed away June 3, 2009 at The Hospital of Central Connecticut at New Britain General Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. Born Feb. 16, 1933 in Waterbury, she was a daughter of the late Angelo and Rose

(Luponio) DiFranco. She graduated from Lewis High School and was employed by the Gibbs Wire & Steel Co., retiring in 2000. She was a parishioner of St. Thomas Church. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She lived for her family and will be missed by all that loved and knew her. Besides her husband of 47 years, she leaves three children, David Quinlan and his wife Susan, Daniel Quinlan, and Karen Quinlan, all of Southington; a grandson, Art Quinlan, of Southington; four brothers, Daniel DiFranco and his wife, Nellie, of Torrington, Michael DiFranco and his wife, Betty, of Florida; Angelo DiFranco, of Florida, and John DiFranco

and his wife, Judi, of Milford; a sister, Ann Apaton and her husband, Peter, of Milford; special friends, Thomas and Lorraine Murphy, of Southington; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Josephine Fletcher. Funeral services were held June 6, 2009 at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, to St. Thomas Church, Southington, for a Mass of Christian burial. Burial followed in St. Thomas Cemetery, Southington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Office of Radio & Television of the Archdiocese of Hartford, 15 Peach Orchard Road, Prospect, CT 06712-1052.

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CitizenOpinion Bob Dornfried

The Southington Citizen Friday, June 12, 2009

Commentary

Remembering Bob Garry

Looking Back June 12 75 Years Ago: 1934, Meriden Record At a special meeting of the proprietors of the barber shops of Southington and Plantsville this afternoon an organization to be known as the Southington Barbers’ Association was formed. It was voted that starting on June 18, the new schedule of prices would be as follows: haircuts, 40 cents; shaves, 20 cents; children’s haircuts, 25 cents; and shave with accessory of hot towel, 25 cents. June 13 50 Years Ago: 1959, Meriden Record The Board of Fire Commissioners ordered a new Maxim fire truck for Engine Company No. 2 of Plantsville for $19,476. The new truck will be

a 500-gallon pumper and equipped with a tank to carry 500 gallons of water for the booster pump to use at small fires and where no water is available. Delivery date of the truck was set at 180 working days which would make delivery early in January. June 17 125 Years Ago: 1884, Meriden Daily Republican The town of Southington is to have a reservoir, at last, and one is being constructed on Wolcott mountain where there is a watershed with an area of more than two and a half square miles, and the reservoir will have a capacity of sixty million gallons. — Compiled by Lynne Turdin

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There were a lot of different ways I thought about in approaching this piece. Yet, Guerrera I came to the realization that there was no way I could do such a man true justice. Instead, I’m going to talk about the impact that Bob Garry had on my life, in only the two short months that I knew him. In getting my first journalism job at The Southington Citizen, there were a lot of thoughts I had coming in. Will coaches like me? Will it be difficult to get information? Will I be looked upon as an outsider? All of those questions were answered quickly and blatantly and my future was forever changed when I met Bob Garry. He opened up right away. The first time I met him, we talked for a while as we watched one of the girls tennis matches. We weren’t talking for quotes; we were just talking to talk. As I started to interview him and ask him questions, he would answer them by first saying, “Well, you know Mike...” I was almost caught off guard. I had only known him for less than a few hours and he was referring to me as if we were longtime friends. I immediately felt comfortable talking with him and knew that there was a trust and bond already forming. As a reporter, it is hard to tell where the line is between a coach being charismatic and a coach being genuinely friendly. Bob Garry was the latter. In the next two months, I enjoyed attending the girl’s tennis matches and talking

to coach Garry about one of his true loves – tennis. He was engaging and exuded an unmatched warmth. Still referring to me as Mike and still treating me as a friend, the season came to an end. Hearing about his retirement from tennis, I was saddened, but looked forward to still seeing him down the road. Now, as I sit here and write, I feel like that friendship has only grown stronger. Bob Garry was famously known for saying, “it’s nice to be nice,” and he was exactly that. It may be difficult to comprehend, but in less than 60 days, Bob Garry impacted me in a way that I will always remember. He didn’t scare me away with an abrasive attitude towards writers, but he gave me the faith that there are other people out there with a kind heart; Garry possessed the kindest. I think that it is sometimes forgotten that we really are all out here to live our lives and be happy in doing that. Bob Garry never forgot that and his happiness was contagious, rubbing off on everyone around him, especially me. I am forever grateful and in debt to him for the lessons he unknowingly taught me: to treat everyone with respect, gratitude and as a friend. From that first moment we stood against the fence talking, as if longtime pals, I will remember his kindness, his smile, and his willingness to reach out to others and take joy in other people’s happiness. If it’s true that greatness is in fact measured by character, then Bob Garry was, without question, a great man. You will forever be remembered and missed. —Michael Guerrera

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Friday, June 12, 2009 — The Southington Citizen

Letters to the Editor Relay: Thanks To the editor: This is our thank you and love letter to the wonderful Town of Southington. This year Relay of Southington was chaired by three women, all cancer survivors. Rosemary Champagne, a 22 year survivor fighting cancer, Mary DeCroce a two time survivor and Joyce McAloon just now completing her first full year in remission; all of us different faces of the disease, all of us survivors, all of us fighting back so one day no one will ever have to experience what we and our families have had to endure; no one will ever have to experience the loss of a loved one to such a horrible disease. We all agreed at the very beginning that first and foremost Relay was not about money, it was about the hope we want to give to others that we have all felt from participating in Relay for Life. We started in September, discussing ideas, new events, organizing, laughing, joking and promising each other we would still be friends in June no matter what. (Thank God we accomplished that goal). Other ideas from 9 months ago that we accomplished are: — a movie featuring Southington cancer Survivors, Caregivers and Relay participants — our town lit up with purple lights to show our support for Relay, — 60 teams (we are over 63 and still counting) — new sponsors, — all of our schools involvement — more church involvement — over 2000 luminaries — kids activities, — cash cab at the Relay, The Best Relay of Southington EVER. How was this accomplished? One simple answer, because of the wonderful amazing town of Southington. When we asked for one thing we received two, when we asked for participation we got a team, when we asked for help we received numerous volunteers. We

needed a movie made, Miceli productions stepped up, we asked for civic group involvement almost all joined in, we visited our schools and board of Ed meetings and every school raised money, we asked our churches and huge teams were formed; businesses displayed purple lights, several opened their doors to give us services and goods, restaurants happily supplied the dinner honoring our survivors and a guest of their choice. The list goes on and on. Southington stepped up to the plate and hit a Grand Slam for Relay for Life. We are humbled, thankful, and proud to be residents of such an unselfish caring community. Like family we may fight among ourselves (we’ve been to the town meetings about the town budget) but when there’s a need, our arms and hands are open. We all agreed we have never in our lives felt such a community connection. So from the bottom of our hearts all the way to the top, THANK YOU Southington. You’re the BEST. Love, Rosemary Champagne, Mary DeCroce and Joyce McAloon The writers are the cochairs of the Southington Relay For Life

Parks staff helps To the editor: A note of thanks for all the hard work and effort put forth by our towns Parks Department this year. The town green looks fantastic and we cannot overlook the amazing transformation of Panthorn Park, which is now home to by far the best outdoor tennis courts in the area. Mr. Egidio, Mr. Masci and Ms Roper along with a great crew of town employees have definitely outdone themselves and I encourage all of our residents to get outside and enjoy the sunshine at any of these facilities. How many towns have not only one but two outdoor pools, numerous athletic fields representing many different sports, kid friendly

parks programs that continue throughout the year, incredible hiking, biking and fishing spots, great tennis, volleyball, the Linear Trail and so on, the list continues. Memorial, Recreation and Panthorn Parks, Crescent Lake and the many other town properties our department represents bring forth a maintenance obligation of unending task. Our Parks Department handles all this with grace and professionalism very quietly under the radar. Let’s give them a thanks by enjoying the fruits of their labors. Kenneth Maddalena Southington

Summer plans To the editor: The inquiring photographer’s May 29 question “Have you made any summer vacation plans yet?” Well Harry, my dates are open. Know any cutie who has no plans? I’d love some company. Anybody interested? My mode of travel is on four wheels. I sure miss just picking up, getting behind the wheel with no idea where I’ll end up. Since I lost the love of my life, we did a lot of traveling to who knows where. It was nice to see beyond the mountains and see where it took us. Follow tag sale signs that are sometimes out in the boondocks. But what the hell, where was no matter — back roads, small towns, miles of corn fields. When we’re hungry, see a sign for food — maybe it was a city, many times a small town. I remember one, I mean a small town, an old country eatery. I’m sure it was a gathering place for the locals. The police station looked like a one-car garage. We felt like we were out west in the old days. I even expected to see wooden sidewalks. The food cooked home-style was great. Ah yes, for the good old days. Back then no one was in a hurry. Look at what socalled progress has done to us — racing to go nowhere, road rage. It made us to become almost like savages. Small town just like

Southington back then, everybody had a job. Factories, schools were close to where we lived, so we could walk. Yes, I’m happy to say taxes were where it didn’t break the bank. We kids went barefoot with a bamboo pole to go fishing at Plants Pond and the many rivers. When we wanted to go swimming, a bunch of us would dam up the river; fresh, cool water with no need for any added chemicals to keep one from getting sick. We, our gang of good kids, were out the first thing in the morning till dusk. Play games where one would be using our muscles, our brains, like tag, running, pickup football. Guys of all sizes, me, not exactly a big kid then, really got smeared. No T.V., no videos, and mostly I remember there really weren’t any or too many fat kids. Progress meant more things to tax. Bigger meant more schools, firemen, police, build a bigger town hall. Can’t pull out of your street? Endless line of cars rushing, rushing. What the hell is the hurry these days anyhow? The man of the house was the main source of income. Mother was home with the kids, housework, planning or cooking, baking for her brood. My mom was my sweetheart. Boy as I think back. Poor Ma with five boys, boy, she had her hands full. Even so, I think you moms would like being my Ma, home, watching your kids grow up. Look what progress did to

you. Hurry the kids to nursery school, babysitter. Rush off to your job, fight traffic going and coming home from your job that you have to do to make ends meet, pay your taxes. That never seems to be enough to balance the budget. Get home, there are meals to cook, housework. Oh, your job is endless. Such stress I believe causes many tiffs, etc. When do you moms find the time to relax? Boy, your hubby better treat you right, surprise you, buy flowers once in a while. No reason honey, just because I love you. Give you a hand with some housework. It’s not tough, I did it and my wife never had to work. Boy, I probably have some guys kind of ticked at me. Oh well, so be it. When I first picked up my pencil, I thought I had a one track mind. It started with a simple request and look at me. Sorry but hey, you could have read a few lines and said, “Now what is this guy doing, what’s his point?” How do I know? Sometimes I close my eyes and let my trusty pencil guide my hand. I even had to sharpen my pencil three times, as the girl who has to make heads or tails of this article, she can tell my pencil is in bad need of sharpening. My writing is nasty when words appear skinny and I’m lazy to sharpen my mighty pencil. The written words get fatter. As always, I end with this thought, live well, love often, laugh more. Joe Aldieri

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Business leader recognized

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter has n a m e d Southington resident R i c k S i m i o n e , Rick Simione business development manager for Ford Motor Credit Company, a 2009 MS Corporate Achiever – one of only 20 business leaders recognized.

“My sister has MS and that’s the reason why my entire family takes part in Connecticut Chapter events,” said Simione. “My father, Richard, is now the chairperson of the board of trustees. It’s just something where I want to help out by doing whatever I can.” Multiple sclerosis is a potentially debilitating disease affecting the central nervous system. Symptoms can include, among other things, numbness in the limbs, difficulties with vision and speech, stiffness and in some more severe cases, total paralysis. The progress,

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disease.” Established by the Connecticut Chapter in 2000, MS Corporate Achievers is a recognition program honoring Connecticut’s most influential leaders while raising critically needed funds to ensure ongoing scientific research and the continuation of vital programs and services offered by the chapter to Connecticut residents diagnosed with MS. For more information or to nominate a candidate for MS Corporate Achievers, call (860) 913-2550.

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Friday, June 12, 2009 — The Southington Citizen

Obituaries Mary Babiarz Mary Emma (Kobylanska) Babiarz, 88, of Southington, died June 2, 2009 at home. She was the wife of the late Josef Babiarz. She was born April 3, 1921 in Boryslaw, Poland and lived in Southington since 1955. She was a longtime member of the Polish National Alliance, and the Immaculata Womens’ Club and Rosary Society at Immaculate Conception Church. She leaves her family, John Babiarz and his wife, Rosalee, of New Hampshire; Joseph Babiarz and his wife, Marilyn, of Southington; George Babiarz and twin sister, Mary Preston, both of Southington; one sister, Janina Kobylanska, of Poland; four grandchildren, Adam, Cassandra and Melanie Babiarz and Mary Elizabeth Preston; and two great-grandchildren, Alexis and Emma Preston-Benvenuto. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated June 5, 2009 at Immaculate Conception

Church, Plantsville. Burial followed in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Southington. Plantsville Memorial Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Immaculate Conception Church, 130 Summer St., Plantsville, CT 06479.

Frances Deprey Frances B. Mank Deprey, 87, of Southington, passed away May 31, 2009 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Milford Deprey. Born Dec. 21, 1921 in Waldoboro, Maine, she was a daughter of the late William and Lillian Mank. She enjoyed gardening and dancing. She especially loved her family. She is survived by four children, Joanne Kyle and her husband, Tom, of

Southington, with whom she made her home, Thomas Deprey and his wife, Margaret, of Plantsville, David Deprey, of Southington, and Jeffery Deprey and his wife, Deborah, of Southington; a sister, Trudy Page, of Waldoboro, Maine; and a sister-in-law, Hernell Vallincourt, of Bristol; seven grandchildren, Jeremy Deprey, Melanie Soucier, Ryan Ondrey, Megan KylePerras, Joshua Kyle, Daryl Deprey and Desiree Deprey; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters, Elizabeth Burns and Phyllis Sidelinger; and a brother, William Mank. Funeral services were held June 4, 2009 at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington. Burial followed in Oak Hill Cemetery, Southington. Donations may be made in her memory to the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Connecticut, 205 W. Main St., New Britain, CT 06052.

John Breault J o h n “ J a c k ” Breault, 92, of Southington, passed away June 3, 2009, at The Summit of Plantsville. He was the beloved husband of the late Veronica (Kopcza) Breault. Born on May 10, 1917, in Three Rivers, Canada, he was the son of the late Joseph Breault and Emma (Lamonth) Page. He retired from Plainville Special Tool in 1971. He was an avid golfer and was a member of Pine Valley Country Club for many years. He was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church. He is survived by his loving children, Sandra Breault and her finance, Paul Giannini, of Plainville, and Teddy Douglas and her husband, Bob, of Bristol; two treasured grandsons, Art “Sparky” D’Agostino Jr. and his wife, Michelle, and Bobby Douglas

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The Village of Plantsville’s 13th Annual Oldie Fashioned Strawberry Festival will be held on June 19, 2009 at the Plantsville Congregational Church, West Main Street, Plantsville. The event is from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., and The D Smith Blues Band will be in concert for the event. Delicious hot dogs will be available along with the homemade strawberry shortcakes. Kid’s entertainment is free and includes face painting, moon walk, and games. Great raffle prizes will be donated by the Village of Plantsville merchants.

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Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave., has scheduled a Classic Car Cruise, hosted by Classic Cruisers on Saturday, June 20,

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Father’s day breakfast The Southington Elks Lodge 1669 will be hosting a Father’s Day Breakfast. The event will be held at the Southington Elks Lodge, 114 Main Street, Southington on Sunday, June 21st from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, waffles, coffee & juice will be served. Tickets are $6.00 per person -ages two and under free (available for purchase at the Southington Elks Tap Room 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., 7 days a week). For more information, please call 860-628-

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Obituaries Robert Garry Robert W. Garry Jr., 66, of Southington, beloved husband of N a n c y (Turner) G a r r y, passed away suddenly at his home June 3, 2009. He was born Nov. 6, 1942 in New Britain, a son of the late Marjorie (Fish) Garry and Robert W. Garry. In addition to his wife, he leaves two daughters, Alexandra and Jacqueline Emma, both of Southington; three sons, Robert Garry and his wife, Jill, of Bristol, Michael Garry and his wife, Angela, of Southington, and John Garry, of California; a sister, Laurel Tomassetti and her husband, Fred, of Southington; three brothers, Randall Garry and his wife, Sheila, of Eastham, Mass.; David Garry and his fiancee, Meg Carmichael, of Plainville, and James Garry and his wife, Terry, of Sherman, Texas; four grandchildren, Aidan, Morgan, Matthew and Tyler; his mother-in-law, Alice Turner, of Southington; and many cherished relatives and friends too numer-

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ous to list. He was predeceased by his brother, Thomas Garry. He touched the lives of many young people throughout his 34-year teaching career. He began teaching in 1966 at Kennedy Junior High School where he taught math for 17 years. He then taught math at Southington High School for 18 years while also being class advisor and boys tennis coach, retiring in 2001. During retirement he combined his love for tennis with his love for his daughters and coached the girls high school tennis team for six years. Following his retirement, he turned his love of masonry into a second career and founded G & T Masonry. His many masonry skills were inspired by his loving Uncle Allie. He will always be remembered for living his motto, “It’s nice to be nice.” Funeral services were held June 8, 2009 from DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, to Mary Our Queen Church, Plantsville, for a Mass of Christian burial. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mr. Garry Scholarship Fund, c/o TD Banknorth, 900 Queen St., Southington CT 06489,

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Roland DeVoe Roland DeVoe, 85, of Plainville, passed away on June 4, 2009 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in Southington. He was born on Oct. 4, 1923 in Eagle Lake, Maine to the late Victor DeVoe and Odile (Madore) DeVoe. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He then moved to Connecticut were he resided in both Plainville and Southington. He was employed with CL&P for many years as a lineman and building mechanic. He was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Church, the American Legion Post 33, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Elks Club. He enjoyed boating and fishing and was known for being a handyman. He took great pleasure in using his mechanical skills to help his family and friends. His zest for life will be carried on in all who knew him.

He leaves his four loving sons, Robert DeVoe and his wife, Lita, of Tennessee, Gary DeVoe and his wife, Sharon, of Plainville, Karl DeVoe and his wife, Nancy, of Kensington, Mark DeVoe and his wife, Nancy, of Plainville; and his companion, Francis Tomczuk, of Southington; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves his two brothers, Victor DeVoe, of Rocky Hill, Everette DeVoe and his wife, Jill, of Virginia, and three sisters; Ethelyn Positano of Bristol, Berdina Frechette of Bristol, and Nola Beliveau of Thomaston. He was predeceased by his first wife, Rita (Turmelle) DeVoe, his second wife. Alfreda Belanger, and also his brother, George. A funeral service was held June 9, 2009 at Bailey Funeral Home, Plainville, for a Mass of Christian burial at Our Lady of Mercy Church. Burial followed in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Edward P. Filandro, 68, passed away June 6, 2009 at Hospital of Central CT, Bradley Campus. He was born June 14, 1940 in Torrington; son of Beatrice (Grant) Filandro of Plainville and the late Peter Filandro. He had worked at Zurbach Steel for 20 years. Mr. Filandro was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Besides his mother he is survived by his children, Heather Ferrecchia of Harwinton and Alan Filandro of Southington; a sister, Patricia Bakus, of Plantsville; three grandchildren, Nicole Ferrecchia, Alina and Alexander Filandro and several nieces and nephews. Services wer held June 10 at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home. Burial followed in St. Thomas Cemetery with Military honors. Donations may be made in his memory to the American Heart Assoc. 1Union St., Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691.

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Bridget Abbate Ann Acca Paul Acca Kenneth Adams Joseph Alciati Robert Alciati Michael Alfano Denise Alfano Leonard H. Anderson Allen Appleby Lorraine Archacki Kenneth Askham Lionel Baillargeon Jim Ball John Baptiste Anna Barret Helga Baruffi Phyllis Bavaro Eli Beck Hector Bedard Benny Benevento Barbara Bennett Floyde Berube Richard “Duke” Bird Patricia Blanco Vivian Bleau Enis Bordonaro Frank Bordonaro Walter Bradbury Philip Brasile Ellen Brewer Vida Bristol Roger J. Brousseau Norris Brown Rosalie Bruno Carol Bruschino Ronald Buechele Al Bussett Sr. Gert Butler Theodore Cabata Joanne Calabro Palma Campisi Joseph Cantito Alice Caouette-Perazelli Joe Capparelli Nancy Capparelli Peter Cappellino SueAnn Cappellino Carolyn Carrera Saverio Carusone Robert Casey Elizabeth Cecere Andrew Chorzempa Sr. Nicholas Ciardella Betty Clark Joseph Colitti Alfreda F. Collin Carole Collins Jim Conlon Marion B. Connor Robert Corjulo Sr. Lewine Cormier William Costello Charlie Coyle Marion Coyle Carolyn Criniti Darcy Criscitiello Judy Custer Tina Cyr Wanda Daughtery Cheryl DeBarger Anthony & Anne DeCroce Biaggo Defeo Robert DeHaven Patricia DeLuca Gail DePaolo-Butkus Ellery Deprey Roger Deprey Charlotte Descy Theresa Diaz

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In memory of... Giovanni Lucia DiChello Silvio DiChello Patricia Ellen Diego Marie Dillon Adeline & George DiNello Diane DiPietro Mathew Delphie DiPinto John Dolan Anita Dreschler Thomas Driscoll Jr Kenneth Dunphy Monica Echanique Bobbie Ellsworth Alberta Emond Richard Eureka Gail Exum Dori Exum Jean Failla Philomena Feola Rocco Feola Joanne Ferrucci Beaulieu Louie Fiducia Irene Figura Andy Fiondella Domenic Forcella Loretta Forgione Andrea Franklin Bob Fraser Lillian Fredsall Marion Fuerst Robert Fuerst Ronald Gaita Christopher Gallucci Mabel Gendreau Jeryl Ann Gervasi Robert Gillette Jr. Elaine Gineo Percy Glidden Alberts Gloia Emond Ryan Gordon Chris Gouches Pat Graham Lorraine Greaney Greico Family Edna Grite John Gromala Lucy Luigi Gualtieri Tom Guertin Don Guzauckas Donald Guzauckas, Sr. Theodore Gworek Helene Haddad Bernard Halpin Olwen Halpin Marilyn Harris Trudy Hartnett Ashline William G. Hearn Connie Hebert Shirley Hertel Ruth Hickey Steve Hiser Corkey Hoadley Caroline Hobart Jack Holcomb Mary Hotchkiss Chris Huhn Charles Hungerford Ethel Jansen Jerry Jarvis Michael Jarvis Sally Jensen Walt Jesudowich Chip Jodoin Debbie Johns Debi Johns Robert Johnson Gladys Joll John & Mary Kablesh Richard Kahn Aniela Kanigowska

Jamie Kannenberg Arnie Keith Barbara Kelley Laura Kelly John Kennedy John H. Kennedy III Margaret Kennedy Thomas Kennedy Edward Kenny George Kevorkian Carol Kiely Walter Kinder Elaine King John A. King, Jr. Mary Klingerman Beth Klinski E. Knatchen Maryann Kochol Debbie Konopka Mark Korin Wanda Kostrzewa Aniela Kounigowski Joseph Krassler Edward Kraus Alfred Kuchta Joe Kupcho Pamela Labrecqe Raymond J. LaForest Diane Lamb Frank J. Lamb Margaret Lamb Antonio LaPlante Irene Laviana Jr. James V. Laviana Stanley & Nancy Lashetski Ann Lennon Rita Lessard Carl Liebert Al Lindia Winifred Lloyd Hubert Loopstok Angela Lopena Alan MacDowell Betty Maches John Maches Jackie Madore Michele Madore-Costa Donald Maher, Jr. Patty Mailloux Albert Mancini Victor Mancini Carmine J. Manzo JoAnn Manzo Marie Marino Angie Martano Mr. & Mrs. Michael Martinelli Leonard Mastri Monica Matthews Helen Mattus Roslyn Mauro Mitchell & Frances Mazur Edwin McAdoo Elizabeth McAloon Richard McCain Scott McCarthy Betty McGarvey Alan McGlory Warren O. McGuire Mary McElroy Isabelle McKenna William McKenna Carol McKevitt Chris McNerney Francis “Mac”McNerney Rosalind McNerney Joseph Medura Lottie Medura Lucy Mehmel Elenor Meligenis

Ruth Merrell Ronaldo Michaud John A. “Jack” Mongillo Fred Moreshead Therese Morin Irene Motel LuAnn Munroe Jerry Napp John Nappi Marion Naylor Jack Neiswanger Harry H. North Evelyn Norvell Judy Odell Ralph Ohman Dorothy O’Marra Ginger O’Marra Sherry O’Marra Lena Paldino Anthony Palmieri Sr. Brenda Palomba Enid Parker Rita & Bud Parker Rosemary Pellegrini Shirley Penfield Angelo “Benny” Perazelli Anne Perillo Perillo/Comparone Family Charles Pesino Harvey Peterson Tommy Petronio Piccolo Family Gordon Pierce Anna Plano Rina Pomposi Susan Porriello Aufsessor Mitchell Porydzy Vito Potenza Katherine Potrepka Maydene Potrepka Robert Potrepka Sheryl Prusaczyk Steven Pursley Isabella Pye Mary Ranno Denise Remer Capt. Charles Remer Jr Anna Rich Donna J. Riley Pauline Robinson Mitchell T. Rochefort Mack Rose Nancy Roshirt Nora Rothwell Leonard Rothwell Sylvia Rovinsky Beatrice Roy Roger Roy Irene Rozell Linda Rungi George Saunders Sr. Mr. & Mrs. John J. Savage Tracey Ann Savago Louis Scanlon Rosemary Scappini Ethel Schmidt Joe & Teresa Sepko Frank Seqeunzia Richard Sewell Giovanni Sgroi Alison Silvestri Marion Simone Susan B. Simone Ann Sirerol Dave Smith Jeff Smith Arnie Snow Robert Spitzer Alma St. Denis Irene St. Piere

Gus St. Pierre Mark St. Pierre Nick Stack Arlene Stafstrom Debbie Stankiewicz George Stillson Patti Stinton Mary Szmolda Marge Tarantino Tony Tarantino Joyce Teitenberg Robert Teitenberg Alexine C. Tejano, M.D. Wallace H. Terrill Paul & Margaret Theiner Cecilia Thunell Joe Thunell Sr. Julie Toffey Costatina Tranquillo Michele Tranquillo Mary Triano Sal Trotta Sandra Troughton Alicia Vaughan Anthony Vecchio Antonio Vecchio Carmela Vecchio Elena Vecchio Gino Vecchio Giuseppe Vecchio Givanni Vecchio Joe Vecchio Javier Velasco & Heidi Velazquez Dorothy & Vincent Vilchinskas Martin Vnuk Jackie Von Daacke-Bourn Donna Wadman William Wadman June Wagenbrenner Robert J. Walsh Neil Weathers Emma Weiler Phyllis Weinstein Paul Williams The Williams Family: Mary, Joss, Donna, & Jim Annamae Witkovic Eleanor Wojick Maureen Wright Tim Wynne Lil Wrynn Barbara J. Wynne Lisa Young Marjorie Yuille Anna Zaborowski Georgia Zaccardi Sabina Zaino Fred Zeitel Joan Zeitel Bob Zimmer Frank Zimmer Jean Zimmer Rich Zimmer The Zimmer Family Anette Bobby Colleen Dan Eddie Len Mima Paul Raymond Roland All victims of breast cancer Friends Lost to cancer Holy Trinity parishioners who lost the battle with cancer


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Jim Culbert Suzanne Culbert Genevieve Daniels Cindy Dawes Mary DeCroce Lauren DellaVecchia Paul DellaVecchia Ramona DellaVecchia Rebecca DeLong Merinda DePaolo Kayla Doucette Mary Driscoll Dave Earley Peter Egazarian Faith Emond Bruce Erickson George Farago Dave Florian Chelsea French Brad Gaffney Maria Gagnon Roger Gagnon Diane Gellenbeck Robert Gionfriddo Marion Gionfriddo Gordon Family Bev & Jerry Gordon Jim Gordon Jeanette C. Grant Milford W. Grant Jeffrey Guzauckas Patricia Havanec

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Relay For Life — Relay For Life of Southington, a 24-hour walk benefiting the American Cancer Society, will be held Friday, June 12, starting at 4 p.m., through Saturday, June 13, until 4 p.m., at the Southington High School track, 720 Pleasant St.

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Pro skater at Sloper — Pro skater Doug Brown will appear at YMCA Camp Sloper, 1000 East St., Southington, Saturday, June 13, at noon. There will be skating, contests, music, free giveaways and demonstrations. The after party and in-store signing will be held at 5 p.m., at Play It Again Sports, 839 Queen St., Southington. International Food Festival — The Southington Elks Lodge 1669, 114 Main St., has scheduled an International Food Festival night, Saturday, June 13, at 6:30 p.m. Italian, French, German, Polish, Mexican, American, Asian foods and seafood will be served buffet style. Entertainment will be the 42nd Street band. Tickets must be purchased in advance, cost $25 per person and include keg beer. To purchase tickets, visit the lodge tap room after 4 p.m., seven days a week, or call Lisa at (860) 810-8836. Marching Band Mini Band Camp — There is a Southington High School Marching Band Mini Band Camp scheduled for all incoming freshmen, returning band members and parents, Saturday, June 13, from 9 a.m. to noon at SHS, 720 Pleasant St. A mandatory parents meeting will be held in the chorus room from 9 to 10 a.m. For more information, call (860) 6283229, ext. 250.

Relay For Life — Relay For Life of Southington, a 24-hour walk benefiting the American Cancer Society, will be held Friday, June 12, starting at 4 p.m., through Saturday, June 13, until 4 p.m., at the Southington High School track, 720 Pleasant St.

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Sunday

Humane society fundraiser — The Meriden Humane Society has scheduled a pasta supper, Sunday, June 14, from 4:30 to 7 p.m., at the Polish Falcons Club, 33 Knowles Ave., Southington. The organization is a privately-operated no kill animal shelter and rescue facility. Admission is $10 and $8 for seniors and children under 10 years old. For tickets or more information, e-mail the Meriden Humane Society at meridensociety@sbcglobal.net or contact Sue Tordanato at (860) 919-6687 or tordesign@cox.net. Golf tournament — Annual Plainville/Southington Chairman’s Challenge Golf Tournament with the Plainville Blue Devils vs. the Southington Blue Knights is scheduled for Sunday, June 14, at Hawk’s Landing Country Club in Southington. Sponsored by the Southington Democratic Town Committee, the event is a nine-hole scramble golf tournament. Registration begins at 12:15 p.m. Cost is $60 per person which includes nine holes, cart and lunch. A family picnic will immediately follow at 3 p.m. Tickets for family picnic only are $25 for a family or $10 per adult and $8 per senior. Contact Jim Sinclair at (860) 621-1385 or Bob Berkmoes (860) 621-3847 to register or to sponsor a hole which includes a full-page ad in the ad book. Spring football fundraiser — Southington Gridiron Club is hosting a Spring Blue Knight Football Fundraiser at Anthony Jacks Restaurant. Tickets available for both seatings:

12:00 and 1:30pm. Cost: $22.00 per person.

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Monday

American Legion Auxiliary — The American Legion Auxiliary Kiltonic Unit 72, Southington, will hold its final meeting of the season June 15 at 7 p.m. Monthly meetings will resume in September. An ice cream social will follow the brief meeting. For more information, call Rachel Wache, president, at (860) 621-0890. Health and wellness workshop — The Southington Community YMCA and the Foundation for Wellness Professionals have scheduled a free workshop, The Health and Wellness Revolution, to be presented by chiropractor Meghan McNicholas, Monday, June 15, at 6:30 p.m., at the Southington Community YMCA, 29 High St. The topic will cover versatile stress management techniques, healthy weight loss tips to take it off and keep it off, prevention based healthcare and the keys to living a healthy and active life. Non-YMCA members may attend. Space is limited and participants must register at the membership services desk or call (860) 628-5597.

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Tuesday

Nutmeg Depression Glass Club — The Nutmeg Depression Glass Club meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, 96 Main St., Southington. Guests and those interested in becoming new members are welcome. For more information, call Tony Bosse, club president, at (203) 7232298. Southington Community Theatre — Southington Community Theatre will host its annual open meeting at 7 p.m. at Southington High School in room 201. Please join

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SCT’s Board of Directors to discuss the future of the local community theater group. Anyone with an interest in theater is encouraged to attend.

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Wednesday

Memorial golf tournament — The 4th annual Silver Chalice Open Golf Tournament, honoring the late Dennis J. Stanek, is scheduled for Wednesday, June 17, at the Southington Country Club. Tournament registration is on a firstcome, first-served basis and must include a $150 fee per golfer, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch at the course, 18 holes of golf, beverages on the course and a shared golf cart. An awards dinner with open bar and prizes will follow at the Aqua Turf Club. Non-golfing guests are welcome to attend the dinner for $50 and must be preregistered. Tee, hole and corporate sponsors are also needed to help fund the 70 YMCA camp scholarships, as well as the five $1,000 Southington High School graduate scholarships, given in memory of Stanek. For registration or additional information, contact Brian Callahan at (860) 635-9997 during the day, or (860) 6200899 in the evening, or Andy Meade at (860) 6210932.

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Thursday

Networking Group — Job Seekers, a Southington unemployment/under employed group, meets every Thursday at 10 a.m. at the First Congregational Church of Southington, 37 Main St. The group is open to any residents in Southington and the surrounding towns and meets for approximately two hours to network and discuss various job seeking issues. There is no charge to attend. For more information, contact Rev. Pat Liber-

ty at (860) 628-6958.

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Saturday

Classic car cruise — Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave., has scheduled a Classic Car Cruise, hosted by Classic Cruisers, Saturday, June 20, from 1 to 5 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, June 21. Participants can view the cars or enter their own classic, and residents will judge the cars. There will be trophies, raffles, food and door prizes. For more information, contact Deb Brown at (860) 3781286.

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Tuesday

Genealogy group — The Southington Genealogical Society is scheduled to meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m., in the community room of the Southington Police Department, 69 Lazy Lane. There is no admission charge, no obligation to become a member, and no reservations are necessary. Ample parking is available and refreshments will be served.

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Thursday

The Central Connecticut Celiac Support Group — The Central Connecticut Celiac Support Group is hosting representatives from DePuma’s Pasta of New Haven (depumaspasta.com), on Sunday, June 29, following the 1 p.m. potluck dinner, at Mulberry Gardens, in the Plantsville section of Southington. There will be a “tasting” offered to those who are at the potluck dinner.

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From left to right are sisters 8-year-old Kate and 10-year-old Hannah Olsen, each holding more than 10 inches of their hair donated during the Locks of Love and cut-athon event held last weekend at Sculptures Salon in Southington. This is the third hair donation for each girl and the second time the sisters have donated together. The salon will donate all fees collected during the fundraiser to Southington Relay For Life.

Inquiring Photographer What do you think of the weather so far this year? Compiled by Harry Kyle

I think its’ been pretty nice so far. It’s comfortable weather to me, and all the rain makes it much easier to sleep at night. Helen Kaminsky Plantsville

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It’s been pretty bad. We’ve had more hot days than we’ve had in the past, and the allergies are definitely worse. I’m looking forward to the nice sunny days and warm temperatures when they finally get here. Susie Hetrick Waterbury

It’s really too cold for June, and it’s been raining too much. I haven’t been able to get outside and do things. I can’t wait for some decent weather. Mike Ciaburri Southington

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Above: Mel Rose, Jean Rose and Jerry Gordon hold hands at a Relay For Life fundraiser. Right: Singer Havilah performs at the same Relay For Life dinner.

Skater Continued from page 8 for teenagers. Giving teens a place to skate during the after-school hours and on the weekends is extremely important,” Pooler said. Brown will be skating at the park between noon and 1 p.m., and then present his program, “Skate Straight,” in which he will talk about the importance of staying clean and off drugs. “Doug is really able to connect with the kids and I’m thrilled for him to come back to Southington,” said Janet Zygmunt, owner of Play-ItAgain Sports in Southington.

After the program, skating will continue until 5 p.m. There will also be raffles, prizes and music. Although the park is usually only open for Southington residents, on June 13 the park will be open to the public. “The demo and program are free and there is no registration process. Interested kids and teens can just show up. We wanted as many people as we can to hear this message,” Rosin said. During the summer, YMCA Camp Sloper is also offering four sessions of Skate Camp for teens entering grades six through nine. The participants will spend the morning in the skate park with a few of the staff who are very skilled at skate-

boarding. “This has been one of our most popular specialty camps in the last few years. The kids love the park and the counselors. They are consistently teaching each other new moves and improving their skills. Plus, they get to do some other traditional camp activities if they need a break from skating,” Pooler said. All four sessions still have openings available. Those interested can register online at www.ymcacampsloper.org or at the Southington YMCA, 29 High St. For more information about Skate Straight demo day or the YMCA Skate Park, contact Rosin at (860) 621-8194, ext. 308, or e-mail prosin@southingtoncheshireymca.org.

To coin a phrase, it’s been running hot and cold. I just wish it would make up its mind. I definitely would like to see some beach weather, and have it sunny and hot. Noelle Raymond Plantsville

It’s unusually dreary and really terrible. I’m just waiting for sunshine. I’m going to India in a few weeks on business, and it’s 100 degrees there, so I’m sure I’ll see the sun there. Linda Accuosti Southington


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The Southington Community YMCA and the Foundation for Wellness Professionals will present a free workshop, Natural Tips for Living with Hormone Imbalance, Chronic Fatigue and Pain on Wednesday, July 15, at 6:30 p.m., at 29 High St., presented by chiropractor Meghan McNicholas. Non-YMCA members can attend. Space is limited. To register visit the Southington Community YMCA membership services desk or call (860) 628-5597.

Bread for Life

Beginning June 25, Bread for Life will begin to offer an evening meal program on Thursdays, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the Friendship Hall located in the back of the Masonic Temple, 76 Main St. This program will be open to Southington individuals and families who qualify, based upon income verification and proof of residency. Participants are asked to make a reservation for the first few weeks of the program. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Bread for Life at (860) 2768389.


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Obituary Lynn Geddes L y n n (Adams) Geddes, 64, of Southington, passed away June 4, 2009 at Highland Healthcare in Cheshire. She was the wife of the late William Geddes. She was born on May 11, 1945 in Michigan to the late Robert and Emma Jane (Alexander) Adams, and was a longtime Michigan resident. She lived in Southington for the past 22 years. She was a homemaker who enjoyed watching the

New York Yankees and spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by one son, Jamie Gilmore, of Middletown; one daughter, Jennifer, and her husband, Jeff Lonicki, of Southington; a brother, Tom Adams, of Arizona; an aunt, Pearl Fitzsimmons, of Michigan; and two loving grandchildren, Kimberly and Joshua. Funeral services were held on June 11, 2009 at Plantsville Memorial Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St. Donations in memory of Lynn Geddes may be made to Highland Health Care, 745 Highland Ave., Cheshire, CT 06410.

BJ’s Continued from page 1 tors. Not only are the vernal pools a concern, but also damage that could be done to nearby wetlands by storm water runoff. Commissions said this damage could be irreversible after a certain point, adding to their fears. Commissioner Kevin Conroy suggested one solution offered would be to redirect the flow of storm water runoff from the west to the southeast, eliminating the planned restaurant location. Members also suggested moving the entire BJ’s com-

plex farther east, pushing it away from the vernal pools and the wood frogs living there. Since a parking lot is considered a non-permeable surface, runoff such as oil, antifreeze and gasoline is forced to make its way towards a permeable area like the soil and water directly west of the proposed site. Environmental consultant David Lord said he disagreed with the commission’s assessment of how much damage could be done. Lord said the soil that separates the vernal pools from the proposed building acts as a barrier and sponge to the possible toxins that could run through to natural

breeding areas. In addition to natural barriers, Lord said the developer would engi neer other protections. Treasurer of the commis sion William Barry called Lord’s claim into question. “Does the soil have a point of saturation when it can no longer absorb?” Barry asked “It varies from wetland to wetland, there is no mathe matical formula that I know of that can answer that,” Lord responded. When asked about the fu ture of the project, Environ mental Planner and Wet lands Officer David Lavalle said in an e-mail, “They indi cated to me that they will re vise the plans to address the Commission’s concerns.”

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Bonterra Italian Bisto, 98 Main St., Southington (across from the town green) has scheduled “A Weekend of Music” Thursday, June 11 through Saturday, June 13. Bands will play jazz, funk and blues at 9 p.m. each evening. There is no cover charge and the kitchen will be open until 11 p.m.

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MidState Medical Center together with the MidState Auxiliary has scheduled its biannual fundraising event, the 2009 “Swing and Sway Gala.” This year’s event has a 50’s theme and is set for Saturday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m. to midnight at the Aqua Turf. The gala is one of the hospital’s premier fundraising events and typically draws over 500 guests in support of MidState. The “Swing and Sway Gala” promises to be a rock

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International food at Elks Lodge The Southington Elks Lodge 1669, 114 Main St., has scheduled an International Food Festival night, Saturday, June 13, at 6:30 p.m. Italian, French, German, Polish, Mexican, American, Asian foods and seafood will be served buffet style. Entertainment will be the 42nd Street band. Tickets must be purchased in advance, cost is $25 per person and include keg beer. To purchase tickets, visit

the lodge tap room after 4 p.m., seven days a week, or call Lisa at (860) 810-8836.

Clubs for a cause Organizers of the 4th annual Silver Chalice Open Golf Tournament, honoring the late Dennis J. Stanek, will collect “Clubs For A Cause,” Wednesday, June 17, at the Southington Country Club, from 8:30 a.m. until closing. New or gently used golf clubs, usually under 10 years old, will be accepted, reconditioned and sold, and the profits will be donated to Southington Community Services. Those interested in donating at any other time can contact Andy Meade at (860) 621-0932 or Brian Callahan at (860) 620-0899.

Republicans host family fundraiser The Southington Republican Town Committee has scheduled the Super Family Fundraiser and Open House,

The Southington Citizen Friday, June 12, 2009 Sunday, June 28, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Natelli home, 145 Meriden Ave., Southington. The cost is $25 per family. There will be a pot luck dinner, movies and a pool. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be provided and participants are asked to bring a dish to share. R.S.V.P. to John Dobbins at (860) 426-0542.

Pasta dinner benefits animals The Meriden Humane Society has scheduled a pasta supper, Sunday, June 14, from 4:30 to 7 p.m., at the Polish Falcons Club, 33 Knowles Ave., Southington. The organization is a privately-operated no-kill animal shelter and rescue facility. Admission is $10 or $8 for seniors and children under 10 years old. For tickets or more information, e-mail the Meriden Humane Society at meridensociety@sbcglobal.net or contact Sue Tordanato at (860) 919-6687 or tordesign@cox.net.

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The 4th annual Silver Chalice Open Golf Tournament, honoring the late Dennis J. Stanek, is scheduled for Wednesday, June 17, at the Southington Country Club. Tournament registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and must include a $150 fee per golfer, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch at the course, 18 holes of golf, beverages on the course and a shared golf cart. An awards dinner with open bar and prizes will follow at the Aqua Turf Club. Nongolfing guests are welcome to attend the dinner for $50 and must be preregistered. Tee, hole and corporate sponsors are also needed to help fund the 70 YMCA camp scholarships, as well as the five $1,000 Southington High School graduate scholarships, given in memory of Stanek. For registration or additional information, contact Brian Callahan at (860) 6359997 during the day, or (860) 620-0899 in the evening, or Andy Meade at (860) 621-0932.


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Library Briefs “Picturing America”

Barnes Museum The Barnes Museum, 85 N. Main St., Southington, has scheduled its first Local Artist Exhibition, featuring Leila Upson Barnes, wife of Bradley Barnes, the last family member to live in the Bradley Homestead, now known as the Barnes Museum. The museum has 130 paintings in its collection, 60

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books by Dale Brown, Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy, Stephen Coonts, and W.E.B. Griffin. The Friends of the Library Bookstore on the lower level of the Southington Library, 255 Main St., is open Monday and Thursday, from 2 to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, from 2 to 8:30 p.m., and Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Sloper Continued from page 2 er evolved into the Ranger and Trailblazer Programs we know today. Semi-private swim lessons were popular, as was the longstanding Kiddie Camp for 4 and 5 year olds, and a new program for the physically handicapped was also developed. The Counselor-In-Training program grew rapidly, providing leadership training for teens and future camp staff. At the beginning of the decade, all of these wonderful programs could be enjoyed for $33 per two-week session, and by the end of the ’70s, more than 200 children were enrolled in each camp session. One of the defining events of the ’70s at YMCA Camp Sloper was provided by Mother Nature when Storm Larry roared through Connecticut. The blizzard left a blanket of snow that lasted all winter, so cross-country skiing came to Sloper. Under the leadership of McLeod and Joe LaPorte, longstand-

ing volunteer at the YMCA, the back of the barn (then referred to as the sheep shed) was turned into a warming hut, and an extensive trail system was built. A bulldozer cut the main trail around the north side of the pond into the eastern woodland perimeter, and onto the adjoining Korin property. A country-western show benefit, featuring “Jumpin’ Dave Cook,” helped fund the purchase of a snowmobile and trail groomer, and maintaining the trails became the winter’s principal activity. Lack of sufficient snow in subsequent winters spelled the end of consistent crosscountry skiing at Sloper, but the trails are still used today by campers and hikers who want to enjoy a pleasant walk in the woods. Other notable events at YMCA Camp Sloper in the ’70s included the Clyde-Cole Brothers Circus in the summer of 1972 (proceeds were used for camp scholarships), a Frisbee golf tournament, the YMCA Spring Fling, establishment of a cooperative relationship with the West Hartford YMCA, which

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would send many out of town campers to the day camp. Also the addition of sailing as a camp activity, expansion of services for Family Swim Club members, including babysitting and swim lessons, and, in 1973, Bruce Sherwood, YMCA member, catching a 5.5pound bass, believed to be the largest fish ever caught at Sloper Pond. He used a flat lure to catch it and a large frying pan to cook it. Many of the improvements made to the structures, grounds and program facilities during the 1970s are

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Third time’s a charm?

Photos by Rob Beecher

Left to right, seniors Jon Clark, Mitch Pelton and Ryan Charamut hope to erase bad memories of the past two years and capture their first L title.

Knights to face Staples in L final for third straight year By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen How does that saying go – fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. But what happens if you’re fooled a third time? The Southington boys’ volleyball team hopes they don’t have to find out tonight, as they face Staples High School for the third straight year for the Class L title. Staples has won the last two, but this year could be different. “I saw Staples today and I like our odds,” head coach Lou Gianacopolos said after their 3-0 semifinal win over Cheshire. Staples beat five seed Newington in the semifinals in a tough match, winning 3-1, but dropped the opening set and had the third set finish at a score of 30-28. After the game, in talking with Newington head coach Curt Burns, who saw his Indians lose twice at the hands of the Blue Knights this year, he said that Southington has the ability to take down the reigning champ. “I think they could,” Burns said. “Staples is just so tough, they get big points, but it will be inter-

esting to see.” S o u t h i n g - No. 1 Staples Wreckers (19-0) vs. No. 3 Southington Blue ton picked up its first ever Knights (20-1) semifinal sweep, disToday, @ Cheshire, 7 p.m. mantling their third straight oppo“Anybody can beat nent in the anybody on any day.” state tournament. They have still not dropped a game, going 9-0 in their three wins. Cheshire gave them a good test Tuesday night, putting up a 7-0 run in game one to push the score to 12-6 in their favor, but Gianacopolos called a timeout and his heady team was able to control themselves and move on to the win. “We were overpassing the ball and it wasn’t working out so well,” Gianacopolos preached to his team during that first timeout. “So when we were able to control the overpass, we were able to control the ball on our side.” That was the only real threat that the Rams mounted, although they kept each game close,

forcing the Blue Knights to play some sloppy volleyball, something Gianacopolos said that in hindsight, he was grateful for. “We didn’t play clean today,” he said. “I’m happy for the win, but I’m happy that we have something to go into tomorrow’s practice and work on. I’m glad it wasn’t just an easy match. Tomorrow (Wednesday) we can say, ‘you know what, we weren’t so great yesterday; we got lucky with the win, but now we have this to work on and fine tune that for the finals.’” Going into the semifinal match, Gianacopolos asserted that this was a critical round to test his team’s meddle, saying, “this is the real round where you may question yourself whether we have enough to do it.” Questions answered. Now we’ll see if the Blue Knights have what it take to take down Staples tonight, at 7 p.m., or about 30 minutes after the conclusion of the Class M final. It’s a tall task, but one that Gianacopolos has said all year that his team is ready for. “When it comes to the finals and we get into a

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Softball takes Fico to brink in LL semis, falls short By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

Going into Southington’s Class LL semifinal against one of the more heralded softball pitchers in the nation, Rachele Fico, the Blue Knights had little worries and little expectations. In fact, they had every intention of leaving Deluca Field in Stratford Monday with a victory. “I expected to come in here and win,” Knights head coach John Bores said. “Probably 98 percent of the people came here to watch Fico pitch and watch Fico beat Southington; we were the two percent that thought we could do it. We were confident that we were going to come in here and maybe steal one.” While the 1-0 loss was not the result the Blue Knights were hoping for, they played some of their best softball of the year and had two opportunities to get wins, but could not come through. At the end of the night, the result was something of a shock to Bores. “I’m surprised we lost,” he said. While the tough loss is still fresh in the minds of the players, what is not to be forgotten is the incredible season the Blue Knights had. “If you want to look at the grand picture of Citizen photo by Michael Guerrera things, we were 20-4; all four losses were by a comNicole Rossitto had the big hit in bined total of five runs, that’s not too shabby,” Southington’s quarterfinal win over Bores said. It certainly was not shabby. Coming into the Simsbury (above). She had an excellent season, Bores was not sure what to expect from freshman year and will be counted on his team, because he had a new ace on the mound in Brittany Volpe, but she more than exceeded ex- for the Knights next season. pectations all season and was maybe at her best “Brittany was incredible today; she gave up one in the game preceding Masuk where she shut hit, that swinging bunt, if you want to count that. down Simsbury, a team that the Blue Knights had If you had to go for an adjective to describe Britlost to twice during the regular year, to advance to tany, she was resilient,” Bores said after the Simsthe semifinals.

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Brittany Volpe (above), Amanda Palmieri (right), and Kelly Patterson (far right), were the top three players in the batting order as well as the three in the middle of the diamond. They, along with Mel Augustyn and Katelyn Callahan (not pictured) will be tough to replace.

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Blue Knights Scoreboard Baseball Season complete Softball 6/6 @ Simsbury - states (W) 1-0 WP – Brittany Volpe; LP – Kathleen Conway Freshman Nicole Rossitto added to her already fantastic year, picking up a ground rule double to lead of the top of the seventh, moving to third on a Val Mazrek single, and scoring on a Brittany Cyr sacrifice fly to give the Knights the deciding run. On the mound, Volpe struck out three and walked four, but scattered three hits. 6/8 vs. Masuk @ Stratford – states (L) 1-0 WP – Rachele Fico; LP – Brittany Volpe The Blue Knights put up their best effort of the year against opposing pitcher Fico, as the Knights struck out only 13 times, Fico’s season low for a game. The Knights had back-to-back singles from Kelly Patterson and Rossitto with two outs in the fourth, but could not get a hit to bring them

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had a great year with some breakout performances and some great matches. It was an inexperienced team and their performance at states should not diminish that. Boys Tennis 6/4 @ Class LL qualifiers – Bristol Eastern Mike Rabiej took down Shelton’s John Keno Rivera after losing the first set in a 6-7 tiebreak, Rabiej rebounded by taking the next two sets, 6-4, 6-4, for the win, moving him into the first round of the tournament. 6/6 @ Class LL singles – Bristol Eastern Ryan Klem was the only Blue Knight to win a set, as he won the first set 6-1, before losing the next two. James DiNello lost his first set in a tiebreaker, 7-6, then dropped the next set; Tim Dubosz and Rabiej were the other singles participants. 6/7 @ Class LL doubles – Yale All three doubles teams won their opening round matches before falling in the second round. Steve Murphy/Keith Lebel won 6-1, 6-

2, before falling 6-1, 6-0. Nate Beaumont/Joey Enright won by default, then fell 6-0, 6-1. James Nitz/Brian Zmarlicki won 6-3, 6-1 and lost the first set of the second round 6-1 before making a run for it in the second set and losing 7-5. Thoughts: See page 45 Girls Tennis Season completed Boys Lacrosse 6/6 vs. New Milford states (L) 11-7 New Milford held off a furious Blue Knight attack, in which they scored three goals in a minute and a half to take the 5-3 lead out of halftime, to pick up the win. Matt Prezioso, Joey Harvey, and Kyle Casserino each scored twice, Jordan Chapman had the other goal. Thoughts: See page 50 Girls Lacrosse Season complete Boys Volleyball 6/5 vs. Xavier - states (W) 3-0 The Blue Knights cruised into the semifinals, taking out Xavier, 25-16, 25-19, and 25-20. Kenny Duffy had 12

kills and five digs, Brendan Charamut had 13 kills, six digs, and three aces, Mitch Pelton had six kills and digs a piece, Justin Solomon had 10 digs and Nick Defeo dished out 37 assists. 6/9 vs. Cheshire @ Shelton - states (W) 3-0 The Blue Knights rocketed their way into the finals by taking out Cheshire 2624, 25-23, and 25-18. Duffy had 11 kills, Pelton, four, Brendan and Ryan Charamut, seven, Nick Defeo, 24 assists and three kills and Justin Solomon, nine digs. Thoughts: See page 39 Outdoor Track 6/8 @ State Open – New Britain Chris Kelly was the only member of either the girls or boys outdoor track teams to compete in the open, finishing third in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 39.71, less than two-tenths off the winning time. He garnered six points for the boy’s side, giving them the 38th place finish out of 64 teams. Thoughts: See page 47 and 48

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Battle for No. 1 singles spot brings excitment for boys in 2010 By Sarah Gomes The Southington Citizen The Southington boys tennis team finished its spring slate on a positive note, having four athletes make it to the Class LL Tournament, along with a trio of doubles squads. Sophomore James DiNello earned the number one singles slot more than halfway through the season due to injury and flourished. “He did a wonderful job as our number one, he finished 11-7 in singles during the season and 12-7 overall,” head coach Tony Mauro said. “Most of the number one players on other teams are seniors so he did a great job going in there and competing.” DiNello lost a close match 7-6 (2), 6-4 to Matt Greenberg of Staples in the first round. “It was a very tight match and (DiNello) fought hard, but lost the tiebreaker,” Mauro said. “He played (Greenberg) very close and put up a strong effort.” Fellow singles player Tim Dubosz lost his first

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Star-studded junior class gives girls high hopes By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen It was a year filled with trials and tribulations for the girls track team. Riddled with injuries and other obstacles, the final result did not turn out to be as high as in the past, but according to head coach Andy Whyte, they were right on par. “I think overall we did about what I expected,” Whyte said about his team’s 4-4 regular season finish. “The teams I thought we would beat we did, the teams that I didn’t, we didn’t.”

Kathryn Malinowski (left) is one of the key junior runners returning next year and will be looked at to help lead the Knights to even greater success. Photos courtesy of Annie Groom

However, with a lot of their top athletes being juniors, there is a lot to look forward to. “Most of our leading point scorers were juniors so there is the optimism that maybe next year they’ll be a little bit better,” Whyte said. There were three juniors that Whyte talk about specifically. “Alexa Cox was our top sprinter. She got a little bit better from last year. “Nicole Lulevitch had a really good season. She was our leading point scorer and she did well in the triple jump and the long jump, qualified for the class meet in both of those and finished third in both events at the conference meet. “Erin Saucier, in pole vault, cleared 10-feet a couple of times. She set the school record last year and broke her record this year, once again, another junior. “So if things progress the

Laura Wilcox (above) is the sister of Blue Knight boys’ runner Bryan and was only a freshman.

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Southington boys track never really hit full stride this year, their lack of experience was a contributing factor. But with a core back next year, that includes sprinter Jon Lewis, far left above winning the 100-meters against Sismbury, hopes are high going into the offseason.

Kelly nabs third at Open, boys track finishes tough year By Sarah Gomes The Southington Citizen

The Southington boys track team finished the Class LL Tournament with 24 points for a 12th place finish. “We were hoping to be in the top, but we also knew we didn’t have a lot of experience in state meets,” head coach Rich Niro said. “I think when a team has been there their mental preparation is different. “Some teams like the Danburys and Glastonburys have been to these meets and at this point many times before and have that high-caliber depth that is needed.” The Blue Knights were led in this tournament by hurdling pro Christopher Kelly, who finished first in the 300 meter hurdles and second in the 110

Coach Rich Niro (far right), talks to his senior distance runners Dave Doherty (far left) and Holland Florian, (next to Niro). While the results may have varied, the effort never did.

meter hurdles. “He is a student of his event who works so hard, he is the type of kid who is the first on the track and the last off it,” Niro said. “Each day he works on perfecting his skills.” It isn’t just an individual plus when it comes to Kelly, as his personal goals and work ethic rub off on those around him. “He helps other athletes by just having them around him and seeing what he does,” Niro said. “(Class LL tournament) was a nice day for him and what we were hoping for, he set the tone as a guy who’s been there.” Tyler Sadowski also fared well finishing sixth in the triple jump, as well as did Evan Rodriguez. “They are two experienced seniors and it was nice to see them have their best jumps of the season, if not career,” Niro said. “It’s just another show of what it’s like when athletes have been there before.” In terms of learning for next year, this group must take what they saw from their senior class moving forward if they wish to succeed. “One thing the seniors did take care of throughout the season was the little things,” Niro said. “It’s not being there, it’s being there as a top-flight athlete who gets it done when it comes to the scores.” It wasn’t just their performance that set the leadership qualities into full gear, but what these veterans showed through their work ethic that their head coach hopes will have a lasting impact. “No matter what, the seniors always fought and battled,” Niro said. “I hope the younger kids learn that even when things aren’t perfect, if you keep competing good things will come your way.”

Chris Kelly, above running the 200-meters against New Britain, was a star this year for Southington in the 300-meter hurdles, finishing third at state opens, and will graduate and attend UConn next year.


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Southington Girls Softball Senior Division Scores May 18 Raptors 5, Rockhounds 2 Rockhounds: In one of the best played games of the year, the Rockhound offense came up short. Becky Klem had a home-run and a single scoring both Rockhound runs. Defensively, Becky also pitched 5 strong innings striking out 6 while walking only one and giving up only 2 hits. May 20 Rockhounds 8, Bats 3 Rockhounds: Callie Laderoute pitched a no hitter, striking out 7 while walking 9. Offensively Simone Morin had 3 hits, Marissa Cusano (double) , Callie Laderoute, and Taylor Furgalak had 2 hits each, while Karen Falk also had a single. May 27

Raptors 7, Thunder 2 Pitching for the Thunder was Jordan D’Andrea who pitched excellent for the entire game and also had solid fielding making significant outs from the mound. Catching was shared by Cassie Rotondo and Nicole Salmon who both performed well behind the plate, with Cassie making key outs at both second and home plate. While the remainder of the all performed well in the field, standout plays were made by Alexa Mosley with a double play, Sierra Costanzo with key flyout catches and Melissa Shuster with great hussle from right field to get outs at first base. Significant hitting that included RBIs, came from Cassie Rotondo and Ashley Stephenson.

Volcanoes 16, Rockhounds 12 Rockhounds: Becky Klem had a triple and single, Taylor Furgalak had two singles, Marissa Cusano and Kayla Kearney each had a double, and Rachel Klem, Courtney Clavette, and Rachel Babon all had singles. Kayla Kearney had a nice catch in the outfield. May 30 Rockhounds 9, Bees 4 Rockhounds: Callie Laderoute pitched 7 strong innings striking out 9 and allowing only 2 hits. Taylor Furgalak led the offense with 2 hits and 3 runs, while Laura Spagnoletti and Kayla Kearney each scored 2 runs. Riverdogs 18, Thunder 14 Riverdogs: Elana Wojenski

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All the pieces in place for boys lacrosse hard work they put in the whole year was the reason why they made it this far. We weren’t always the most talented team out there, or we weren’t always the most patient team, we’d make little mistakes here and there, but we always seemed to come back and play our butts off.”

By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

Last Friday night did not work out as planned, as the Blue Knights boys lacrosse season ended at the hands of the New Milford Green Wave in a rainy 11-7 contest. But for head coach Ron Chase, a lot of this year did not go as planned, and most of that was positive. “Our goal was obviously to finish in the top three or four in the conference, which we did, make the state playoffs, which we did, but I never thought we’d go 12-4 in the regular season,” Chase said. It was what Chase referred to as “a benchmark year” for the program, as they hosted just their second home state playoff game, their first under the lights, and Chase attributes all their accomplishments to one thing, hard work. “I told them that this past year, the

“This program, today, and these kids, I’ve never been prouder of a team, ever.”

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This was a special season for not only the team, but for Chase. “I’ve coached a lot of teams in the past 10 years at every level and this program, today, and these kids, I’ve never been prouder of a team, ever,” Chase said. Now, the program looks forward with high hopes, but they will have to do it

without the help of this year’s superb seniors. “Our seniors really stepped it up this year; they showed a leadership role that we need to use that as building blocks for this program and I couldn’t be any prouder,” Chase said. In the New Milford loss, the seniors demonstrated their leadership, coming out of the halftime whistle trailing 3-2, but scoring three goals in a fervent attack in a minute and a half to take a 5-3 lead. They trailed again before tying it at seven towards the end of the third quarter. Unfortunately, the Knights would not score again. “I’m happy, I’m not satisfied because we didn’t win today, but I’m happy that I have kids on this team that want to get better and want to get to that next level; the intensity we had today was second to none we had all year,” Chase said. Another cornerstone of this quickly growing program is the peo-

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Lacrosse Continued from page 50 ple helping around Chase. “My coaching staff is fantastic. Their dedication is why we’re also here,” Chase said. Chase’s staff comprises of coaches that drive up from the shoreline each day to help the team and were on Chase’s staff when he coached at Hand-Madison. Throughout talking to him post game, Chase continued to come back to his seniors. “Our seniors were the seniors that you want; the kids that when chips are down, they get up and say, ‘let’s play;’ these are the type of seniors that you build programs on,” Chase emphasized. Some key players will be graduating, including starting attackmen Joey Harvey and Kyle Casserino, starting midfielder Dan Mayock, and team backstop, goalie Jay Le-

tendre. Other graduates are Chris Smedburg, Willaim Zukauskas, and Stephen Vasil. Though, the cupboard will certainly not be bare for the Knights come next season. “We get our whole defense back; we also have guys like Matt Prezioso back, Zach Wholley, Anthony Florian. It’s not going to come easy, we’re going to have to work just as hard, if not more than we did this year,” Chase said. The Knight’s have a loaded sophomore class that includes Prezioso and Wholley and key contributors from this season in Mike Carrier and Jordan Chapman. “I hope we turned a corner, I think we did, we just have to keep plugging away,” Chase said. Finally, when asked if this is the type of senior group that will be remembered as transcendent in the building of the lacrosse program, Chase kept it simple. “Most definitely.”

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Jack Canning had a big hit for the A’s. Mark Horanzy, Michael Ranagan, and Parker Mulholland combined to pitch well, while Joey and Matt Koczera played excellent defense for the A’s. For the Orioles, Drew Barmore played great defense, Zac Spooner had two doubles, Alex Queen was 4-for-4, and Jeremy Spooner made a great catch in center. 6/2 Angels 8, Marlins 6 For the Angels, Mitch Baker, Mitch Hotham, and Jacob Bozek led the offense. Great pitching effort by Peter Christiano, Michael Burek and Jake Walasewicz. For the Marlins, Sean Garrison, Justin Makles, Zach Parent, and Dan Fappiano had great games. Jonathan Gray, Josh Makles, R.J. Parent, Trevor Godston and Matt Carlson led the offense.

6/3 Orioles 11, Braves 3 Zac Susi pitched a great game for the Orioles. Zac Spooner hit two home runs. For the Braves, Jack Rivers had an RBI single. Dan Connolly pitched well and also had an RBI single. 6/4 Dodgers 10, White Sox 0 For the Dodgers, Jared Gavronski pitched a great game and had two hits. Andrew Spitz and Brandon Wheeler hit well. Drew Monteleone came on the mound and pitched a strong sixth inning. For the Sox, it was a great team effort with great hitting and defense. 6/6 Athletics 12, Braves 10 Brendan Taylor and Joey Koczera pitched well for the A’s. Parker Mulholland and Christian Gil had two hits apiece; Michael Taylor and Michael Ranagan each had three. For the Braves, Chris Bouyea pitched extremely well and had a hit. Adam Viviano hit one off of the wall.

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Police Blotter May 12: David Areizaga, 31, 191 Aetna St., Naugatuck, operating under suspension, 12:55 a.m. Daniel F. Meyers, 21, 253 Berlin Ave., third-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit third-degree larceny, 7:30 a.m. Andrew Paradis, 20, 155 Route 37, New Fairfield, third-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit third-degree larceny, 7:30 a.m. Daniel R. Suprynowicz, 64, 220 Manor Road, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, 4:56 p.m. Michael E. Dufini, 40, 35 Beths Ave., Bristol, third-degree larceny, 6 p.m. James M. Fasanelli, 37, 165 Jude Lane, possession of marijuana, 6:40 p.m. Edward J. Deloge, 42, 16 Jacobs St., Bristol, violation of protective order, 7:20 p.m. Raymond LeClerc, 33, 148 Clay St., Thomaston, first-degree failure to appear, second-degree failure to appear, 9 a.m. Mark C. Corbo, 45, 571 Baldwin St., Waterbury, violation of protective order, 11 p.m. Tracey DelSanto, 43, 48 Opal St., Milford, prescription fraud, illegally obtaining drugs by forgery, criminal impersonation,

Fire Calls Total calls June 2 to June 7: 20 Total accidents: 6 Total fires: 4

2:50 p.m. May 13: Michael J. Fortin Jr., 24, 123 Anne Road, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics within 1,500 feet of school, carrying dangerous weapon, 7 a.m. Frankie Perez, 30, 27 Darling St., second-degree breach of peace, 3:50 p.m. May 14: Michael Moyet, 24, 19 Peace Court, New Britain, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, 8:13 p.m. Clifford A. Johnson, 26, 568 Stanley St., New Britain, possession of marijuana, failure to store narcotics in original container, possession of narcotics within 1,500 feet of school, possession of narcotics, 8:13 p.m. May 15: Robert M. Daniels, 18, 15 Townsend Ave., New Haven, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, 1:04 a.m. Jeffrey P. LePage, 23, 150 Burritt St.,

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Pompeii in the first century

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If you had lived in Pompeii in A.D. 79, your hometown would have been a busy, successful place. Crops grew well because of the rich volcanic soil around the Bay of Naples. Shopkeepers sold baked goods, fish cooked to order, and cloth for clothes. Wealthy people had grand houses with courtyards called peristyle gardens. They had slaves to cook their food and tend to their homes. Most buildings were two stories high. Temples, or large buildings where people worshipped, in Pompeii honored different gods and goddesses, including Jupiter (god of sky and thunder) and Apollo (god of light and sun), and the Roman emperor Vespasian. Pompeii probably didn’t smell very good because people emptied their garbage and sewage into the gutters.

Living so close to Mount Vesuvius, citizens of Pompeii were used to feeling earthquakes. In fact, in A.D. 62, a strong earthquake caused many buildings to fall down and streets to buckle. Builders, plumbers and slaves repaired much of the damage over the next 17 years. In the days before Aug. 24, people in Pompeii felt small tremors, or vibrations. Hanging lamps swung. Water stopped flowing from the aqueduct, a pipe for moving water. Birds flew away from the area. *A.D. stands for anno Domini, which means “the year of our Lord” in Latin. When we use it with a year, it refers to the time after Jesus Christ was born. B.C. stands for “before Christ.” Some people say B.C.E. (before common era) and C.E. (common era) instead.

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The Volcano Across the Bay of Naples from Pompeii, a young man and his uncle lived in a city called Misenum (mySEEN-um). The uncle, Pliny (PLIH-nee) the Elder, was a scholar of all the sciences, including weather, astronomy and geology. When Mount Vesuvius exploded, a large, dark cloud rose up from it. Pliny the Elder saw the cloud and wanted to get a closer look. He ordered his servants to prepare a boat and began sailing across the bay. Pliny the Younger stayed behind to finish his homework. His good study habits probably saved his life! His uncle died from breathing the poisonous vapors, or odors, that the volcano released. Pliny the Younger Pliny the Younger wrote letters to Tacitus (TAS-ih-tus), a historian, about what he saw so that his uncle would never be forgotten.

Here are some of Pliny the Younger’s observations, or comments, about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius: “The cloud was rising from a mountain — at such a distance we couldn’t tell which, but afterwards learned that it was Vesuvius. I can best describe its shape by likening it to a pine tree. It rose into the sky on a very long ‘trunk’ from which spread some ‘branches.’ “Ash was falling onto the ships now, darker and denser the closer they went. Now it was bits of pumice, and rocks that were blackened and burned and shattered by the fire. … (B)road sheets of flame were lighting up many parts of Vesuvius. … (T)here was danger from the rocks that were coming down, light and fire-consumed as these bits of pumice were. Pliny the Younger compared the cloud smoke to “umbrella pines” like (People) tied pillows on of these seen on a busy street in Rome. top of their heads as protection against the shower of rock. It was daylight now elsewhere in the world, but there the darkness was darker and thicker than any night. “Then came a smell of sulfur, announcing the flames, and the flames themselves. … Supported by two small slaves he (Pliny the Elder) stood up, and immediately collapsed. As I understand it, his breathing was obstructed by the dustladen air, and his innards … simply shut down. (H)is body was found untouched, unharmed, in the clothing that he had had on.”

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Pliny the Younger’s words to Tacitus

An eyewitness account

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Mini Spy and Alpha Betty are hiking in a volcanic park. See if you can find: • man in the moon • question mark • dolphin • arrow • bird • pencil • mushroom • number 6 • letter A • lady’s face • bat • bell • number 3 • lima bean • snail • fish • exclamation point • ruler

Brown Basset ws TRY ’N The Ned’s n FIND u Ho Words that remind us of Pompeii are hidden in the block below. Some words are hidden backward, and some letters are used twice. See if you can find: ITALY, AUGUST, VESUVIUS, POMPEII, PERISTYLE, CAST, EARTHQUAKE, AQUEDUCT, VOLCANO, MISENUM, PLINY, VAPOR, TACITUS, BEACH, EXCAVATE, POISONOUS, ARCHAEOLOGIST, FIORELLI, ASH. P L I N Y E K A U Q H T R A E POMPEII IS A E B V O L C A N O G X K C M X WINDOW INTO THE R H W Q A F I O R E L L I I C PAST! I C A S T S U G U A V J B S A S T A C I T U S U I V U S E V T C U D E U Q A H C A E B N A Y I I E P M O P R O P A V U T L P O I S O N O U S L S J M E E W T S I G O L O E A H C R A TM

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SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE Southington Planning and Zoning Commission Notice of Actions The Planning and Zoning Commission voted to take the following actions at the meeting of June 2, 2009: A. G & A Industries, site plan application for a 6,000 s.f. industrial building, 120 Industrial Drive (SPR #1552), approved. Dated at Southington, CT This 3rd day of June, 2009 Mary F. Savage Town Planner SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE The Southington Public School System is accepting bids for Student and Athletic Insurance - S013. Bids may be obtained by contacting the Purchasing Department at 49 Beecher Street, Southington CT (860) 6283200. Sealed bids are due on or before 2:30 p.m. EDST July 7, 2009 at which time they will be opened publicly.

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SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE Southington Planning & Zoning Commission Notice of Public Hearing The Southington Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Council Chambers, Second Floor, 75 Main Street, Southington, Connecticut, for the following applications: A. Alysha Stearns, special permit use application to expand 2 family use and addition, 227 West Center Street (SPU #473) B. Twinco Corp., Earth Excavation, Filling and Grading application for 45,000 yards, Parcels 169-015 and 168-013 (Spring Street/Queen Street) (EE #127) C. Twinco Corp., Special permit use application for the development of a site larger than 4 acres or with more than 60 parking spaces, Parcels 169-015 and 168-013 (Spring Street/ Queen Street) (SPU #471) D. Twinco Corp., Special permit use application for multiple buildings on one lot, retail store and filling station, Parcels 169-015 and 168-013 (Spring Street/Queen Street) (SPU #472) Dated at Southington, Connecticut this 3rd day of June, 2009 Mary F. Savage Town Planner

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FOUND Childs wallet Episcopal Road and Berlin. 860-829-1687 FOUND-Set of keys. Vicinity of North Colony Rd & Wilcox Ave. Call to identify 203-238-1953 FOUND: Baby parakeet, Kensington area. Call 860-828-0179 to ID LOST YELLOW LAB Orchard Road Area, Berlin 5 years old, very friendly. Goes by the name of Blondie. My daughter raised her from a puppy & is heartbroken. Someone thinking she was a stray may have picked her up around Orchard Rd on April 21st. She is part of a family and is missed very much.

REWARD Please call Tony With any information 860-829-0744 Thank you. LOST- Cat. Vic. of Yalesville School. Multi-colored cat with no tail. Call (203) 376-9880

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LOST-Cellphone, blue Verizon. Vicinity of doctor’s office Barnes Rd., Wlfd. REWARD! Call 203-886-5205

AUTOMOBILES LOST-Sterling sliver Pandora bracelet. Vicinity of McGee School or on bus, Berlin. REWARD! Call 860-828-3183 LOST: Black & white cat, large, 16 pounds, shaved. Totally white belly, white face. In Wallingford/Northford corner. Call (203) 269-0205 Reward!

CHEVY Impala 2001, New transmission and other new parts, runs good. $2700. Call for info 203-317-7181 ROBERTS CHRYSLER DODGE Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles. 120 So. Broad St, Meriden, CT 203-235-1111

AUTOMOBILES

TO BE SOLD AT DEALER AUCTION on JUNE 18, 2009 1993 ACURA JH4KA7665PC011237 Statewide Auto Auction 1756 No. Broad St, Meriden, CT DEALERS ONLY

Lord & Loizou, LLC Christian Substance Abuse Recovery Homes in Meriden is opening up a new home. Donations are needed to help fill up home. Beds, linens, knickknacks, fridge, stove, silverware, etc. Please call (203) 235-8685 We’ll pick up!

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LOST- Green Amazon Parrot w/ yellow head on Wednesday, March 25 from 156 Sherman Avenue, Meriden. Responds to Kelby, speaks English & Spanish. Reward if returned. Call (203) 440-1551

AUTOMOBILES

CHEVROLET HHR 2006 wagon. 4-cyl. 5-spd. manual. Red w/gray interior. Power windows. AM/FM/CD player. New brakes. Well maintained. 84,500 mostly highway miles Excellent condition. Garage kept. Minor scratches. $6,500 860 573-2434

VOLVO 2040 GL 1992, new tires, new muffler system. Good condition. Low mileage. Asking $1900. (203) 265-0029

CHEVY TRAILBLAZER LS EXT 2005 Silver, 48,000 miles, CD player, 4 wheel drive. Runs great. Auto, air conditioning, sunroof. Very clean. $10,200. Call 203-631-8449 DONATE YOUR CAR to SPECIAL KIDS FUND. Help Disabled Children With Camp and Education. Non-Runners OK. Quickest Free Towing. Free Cruise/Hotel Voucher. Tax Deductible. Call 1-866-4483254. 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. FOR SALE AT BEST OFFER SUZUKI GS 450T Motorcycle 1981 FORD Thunderbird 1969 COLUMBIAN Celebrity 16’ Boat 1965 Call Val (203) 634-0077

NISSAN 2006 ALTIMA 3.5 SE V6, 27,000 miles, CD, A/C, electric windows, black, excellent condition. Beautiful car. Will negotiate. 203-239-0887

NISSAN ALTIMA 1994- 4 dr, automatic. Needs muffler & CV joints. Runs good. $950/b.o. Nissan Sentra 1996- 4 dr, automatic, AC. 99,000 miles. Runs excellent. $2500 or best offer. Call (860) 682-2421

VOLVO 850 1997 sedan. Auto. Burgundy w/black leather interior. Dual air cond. Dual/side airbags. $4000 or best offer Call(860)621-1494 VW JETTA 1998 GL, 4 dr, 5 spd, 2.0L engine, red w/black int, runs well, $1600 takes it! Call (203) 634-7879

TRUCKS & VANS

TRUCK CAP Dodge Ram. Shortbed. Excellent condition. $400 Or best offer. (203) 284-9258

SUV’S

CHEVY BLAZER 1997- 4 dr, leather, sunroof, fully loaded. Runs very good. $2500 or best offer. Call (860) 682-2421

NISSAN Exterra SE 2002 - V6, 3.3L, AT, AC, alloy rims, running boards, remote starter, CD player. Excellent condition. $6000. Call 860-209-2739


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The Southington Citizen — Friday, June 12, 2009 MOTORCYCLES ATV’S, ETC.

MOTORCYCLES ATV’S, ETC.

MOTORCYCLES ATV’S, ETC.

CHIHUAHUA PUPPY Beatuiful male Chihuahua puppy. 9wks old. 1st shots, dewormed. $500/best. Parents on premises. (203) 715-0796

2008 SCOOTER less than 200 miles $1,200 FIRM Call 203-269-7984

CHINCHILLA, white, male, with cage. $100. Call 203-671-9297.

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HARLEY-DAVIDSON XL1200C Custom Sportster, 2007 pearl gray color. Clip-on Windshield. Excellent condition. Factory warranty. 1400 miles. $7500 or best offer. Paul 203-464-5044

MOTORCYCLES ATV’S, ETC.

‘08 SCOOTER 300 miles, 150cc, $1500 or best offer. Call (203) 671-1444

HARLEY-DAVIDSON FLHRS Road King Cstm 2005 Blk Pearl, Rineharts, loaded, mint, over $7000. extras. Asking $16500. 203-537-6202, Jim

PETS & LIVESTOCK

HONDA GL1500 Gold Wing 1989 6-cyl Comp. servic for 2009 riding season. 69K mi. Backrest. AM/FM radio. CB, Trailer Hitch, New Tires & Battery and more $7500 Well-maintained. 203-6058870

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FREE To good home- Himalayan cat. 2 yrs old. Call (860) 8907175 LAB PUPPIES. Yellow, Chocolate & Black, AKC, raised with children. Ready June 22, $700. Call (203) 631-9386 POMERANIAN Puppy, female. 9 weeks old. Vet checked. Registered. $1,000 or best offer. (203) 284-9395

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HONDA Shadow Areo 2005 Cruiser. 750 V-twin. Blue & Black, High flow air filter. Saddlebags. Windshield. Adult driven. Less than 4500 miles Showroom. $ 4,900 (860) 349-0521 or 727-288-7352

CRAFTSMAN GARDEN TRACTOR 26HP, 54” cut, auto. transmission. Electric start. Bucket loader. Grader. Much more! 1 yr old. Paid over $5000. Make an offer. Call (203) 237-0646 CRAFTSMAN hedge trimmer, $20.00 call 203 284 8890 EXMARK Metro HP Mower 48” Floating deck with ECS Controls and 15 HP Kawasaki Engine with bagger. One owner, only used on owner’s property. Mint cond. New $4,200. Asking $1,800. call 203927-1465 between 8am & 8pm.

SCOOTER. E-TON Sport 50, purchased in October, 300 miles, only $1000. Bike is mint. Call 203-213-3250 for info or to view the bike.

AUTO PARTS 3 USED BRIDGESTONE 215 50 17 Tires $25. Call 860-224-7209 97 PLY 14”Wheel covers 1 scratched will fit most 14” $25. Call 203-631-0316 TIRES (5) P185 75 R14, 3 less than 2000 miles. On GM 5 lug rims. Steve (203) 440-0288 $240. TIRES FOR TRAILER. 205/75R15 B. SET OF 4. $55 (203)886-9638 TIRES- 4 - 215/60R16 winter, Like new. $175. 4 - 215/65R17 w/75% Tread *On Chrysler 5-lug rims, $150. 2 - 205/70R15 Winter, like new, $75. 1 - 185/75R14, new, $35. 1 - 205/75R14, new, $35. Set/4 Chrysler 300 Steel rims, exc, $125. 1 - 235/65R17 on Chrsyler 5-lug alloy, like new. $60. Call Tom 860-250-0016 (Meriden)

BOATS & MOTORS 1955 Johnson 10HP, 2 tanks, engine frozen, $50. Call 203-265-0487

PETS & LIVESTOCK BOXER PUPPIES Male/Female Fawn & brindle. Ready to go. (860) 329-4210 BOXERS-Purebred, reverse sealed brindle, fawn & white. Males and females Reg. 1st shots, dewormed. Cert of health avail. AKC & ACA pedigree. Championship bloodline. 203-464-4779 BULLDOGS, Beagles, Boxers, Poodles & Cockapoos, Chiapoos, Shi-poos. Chihuahuas, Mini Bulldogs, Rotts, Yorkie. $350+ 860930-4001.

HEIRLOOM Tomatoes 40, $2 each. differnt kinds. Call Alice 203-265-3498 TORO 8 HP Riding mower. Used 1 season. Garaged for years. Excellent condition. $500. Call (203) 213-1878

CONSTRUCTION EQUIP & TOOLS

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES DREXEL Heritage Sofa- excellent condition, floral pattern $950.00. Call 203.248.5982

FREE Large upright freezer. Excellent condition. Call (203) 265-0734 FREE microfiber sofa and loveseat call Ryan (860)6131557

Genuine Disney 40” Plush Mickey & Minnie $60 for set. Call (203) 715-8537 HOME OFFICE U shaped Executive Desk and Hutch. Made by HON Natural Maple laminate. New over $5000. Older but great condition. Bargain at $500. OBO. 203-671-6979 MAPLE DRESSER w/mirror, headboard & footboard. Also, oak kitchen set. $200 takes all. Call 860-628-0843

4 PIECE Modular computer desk. Made of natural wood and veneers. Keyboard and locking drawer. Asking $60. 203-235-2784. ADMIRAL washing machine. Excellent condition. $99.00 Call 860-628-5035 BEDS $50. Twin bunk beds. Good condition. Call 203-2379814 after 6PM. BLACK & DECKER Toaster/ oven. Great condition. $20. Call 203-634-0176 BLUE couch & loveseat, $200. Set of lamps, $20, kitchen set, white & oak, $150. Bank desk, $125. 6pc rock maple BR set from VT, $350. Refrig, 17.7cu ft, $150. Frigidaire antique stove, $400. Call after 5pm 203-235-4988 CRIB/TODDLER Bed w/mattress. White. Asking $100. Call 203-630-3055

PFALTZGRAFF Village dinnerware set with extra pieces. $99. Call 203-235-5593. PLAYHOUSE: Little Tikes, 4’x4’, $100. Delivery available. 860796-2400 QUEEN-SIZE comforter set with curtains. Pink hibiscus pattern. $50. 860-620-2635

MICROWAVE OVEN, Magic Chef, 1.5 cu.ft, extra large capacity, like new, $75. (203) 265-3738

STAIRWAY Basket. Wicker, 2 handle. $10 (203) 630-1866

PORCH FURNITURE- 2 glider chairs, 2 stationary chairs. White iron w/all cushions. Very good condition. Like new. Nice for porch. New $800. Asking $350. (203) 237-5940

STEEL BUILDINGS RECESSION DISC.

PORTABLE white sewing machine, heavy. $40. 203-2657186

18 x 21 Reg $6,279 Now $4,186 36x51 Reg $15,047 Now $10,031 105x105 Reg $87,362 Now $58,241 + Code Adj Erection Avail www.scg-grp.com Source #11S Phone #860-237-4588

SMALL Refrigerator (dorm room) size. Works fine. Asking $40. Call (203) 379-6187

STEP 2 Tug Boat Wading Pool/Sandbox $35.00 Call 203634-8389(4x)until 7 pm

TOASTER OVEN- GE Energy Saving. Never used, boxed. $15. (203) 237-2117

STERLING candle holders. for 3 candles, set $45 b/o 860-6328666

TWIN SIZE captains bed with mattress missing one drawer. Free. (203) 686-0689

WATER FOUNTAIN 130392 sells Lowes $89. BO $20. Call 203630-1666

UPRIGHT FREEZER the brand is Kenmore works asking $50.00 call 886-8819

2 FLOOR LAMPS 1 BRASS & 1 BLACK $40. Call 860-426-1214

PATIO furniture glider & lounge plus more from (porch & patio) Never outside. $275. Call 203634—0765 after 4pm

RECORDS 33LP Frank Sinatra original. All 1953-1962 in original jackets. $2.00 each. Call John (203) 265-5770

STAINLESS Steel Deck Ladder $75.00 Call 203-238-0106

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES

LAMINATING Service. Let us help you preserve your most precious moments. From $2.50 to $4.50 per piece. Call 203238-1953 for info.

MATTRESS: Twin with boxspring and frame. Sterns & Foster. Excellent. $40. (203) 238-3671

UNIVERSAL meat grinder. Never used. $10.00 Telephone 203-269-9475

WAGNER MDL. 959 Power Roller Paint System. V.G. Cond. $50.00 203 440 3100

HOT WATER Heater Elec. 40 gal. $99.00. 6 yr old 203 2699070

FIRE Engine Toddler Bed-Step2, $100 or best offer. Call 860-628-8920.

STAGING planks 2”x 10”x12’14’-16’. Price varies to size. $12-$18/each. 860-349-1844

TOOL Cart 24”W x 32” H x 35 1/2” L. $100. Call 203-630-3648.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 10” table saw with guide and square. $40. (203) 235-3142 BOSTON Red Sox Bus Trips Friday July 3 Seattle/7pm game/ Right field Box 88 /Saturday August 29 Toronto/Roof box 37/ 7pm Both trips depart Wallingford @3pm. They include Dattco motor coach, Box seat,Bus parking, snacks, Non Alcoholic drinks. $100.00 per person Please call Roger @203-605-2087 for More Information. CRAFTSMAN 16”SCROLL SAW & TABLE. USED ONCE. $90. 203-630-0841

FILL, TOPSOIL & TRUCKING AVAILABLE. Call 860-346-3226 FREE- Old kitchen cabinets. Painted off-white. Call (203) 634-7879

WHOLESALE Green products, trash liners and paper goods. Call your order into TD Green (203) 980-4697 WONDER HANGERS- Fit 5 hangers in the space of 1. 20/$10. Call (203) 238-3774

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH

BELLY DANCE Beginners Class, Meriden 6 week session, Starts Tuesday June 9, Registration required! www.marozniabellydance.com HOMEDICS massaging cushion. in orginal box. $45.00. (203) 269-2251 NASCAR Tickets, 6 for face vallue. June 28, Loudon, NH, $110 each. Section J North, row 44. Call Tom 203-284-1294

PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION. 1 Session only, $100. Group discount available! Call for next class 203-415-1144 ROLLERBLADES size 10 w/helmet, knee, elbow pads $25 203440-4368

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

GRACO High Chair, 8 positions, need seat cover, $5, 203-4607629

DEHUMIDIFIER Whirlpool. Runs great $60.00 Call 203-235-9988

HOT TUB Park Avenue Executive, 118 jets. Paid $15,000, asking $7.400. Call 203-2695533

PURPLE LAMP for teen girl. $20.00. Call Tara 203-427-7237.

LIKE NEW red Tasco telescope with tripod. $25. (203) 238-1610

SWORDS DAGGERS Flags, Helmets, Fighting Knives, Bayonets, Medals, etc.

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Friday, June 12, 2009 — The Southington Citizen 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

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 Heat, Hot and Cold Water Included

Call Now!

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

PUBLISHER’S NOTICE EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY

A NEW COMPUTER NOW. Brand Name laptops & desktops. Bad or NO Credit - No Problem. Smallest weekly payments avail. Its yours NOW. 800-3177891 A NEW COMPUTER NOW. Brand Name laptops & desktops. Bad or NO Credit - No Problem. Smallest weekly payments avail. Its yours NOW. 800-6183765 EPSON OEM ink cartridge T06, T013, T017, T028, T361 $7ea, 2/$12 203-265-0881 HP DESKJET PRINTER: Good working condition. $15. Call 203-237-7330

WANTED TO BUY

CASH PAID FOR ALL COSTUME JEWELRY Especially Napier. 203-530-8109

203-235-8431

SONY Kids clock radio. Colorful & in box. $20. (203) 631-6479

FISHING TACKLE. Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Call Dave anytime 860-463-4359

TWO GE Wood floor speakers. 23H, 14 1/2W, 15D. $100 pr. (203) 269-6265

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS

ELECTRONICS

WANTED TO BUY

1-2 ITEMS Silverware, china, glass, furniture, 50’s items, whole estates.

Bass drum and pedal. Only $100. Call 203-634-0809. ORGAN Hammond T-524-A Electric Organ Needs a cleaning Feb 1976 don’t play anymore pick up $300.00 or best offer 203-679-0469

203-238-3499 $ ALWAYS BUYING! $ 1 item to entire estate! Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 South Orchard St. Wallingford. Mon-Sat. 9:30-4:30.

203-284-3786 ESTATE LIQUIDATIONS Pottery, oil paintings, clocks, jewelry, toys, silver, anything old. (203) 639-1002

CHESHIRE $2700/mo. Stately 2900SF Colonial built with the finest of materials. Gorgeous jade FP, inlaid wood flooring, mahogany trim and chef’s kitchen. Luxurious master bath. Convenient location. Linda 203-272-1234

DEE’S ANTIQUES Buying Silverplate, Glass, Furn, music instruments, china, art, collectibles. 1 item to estate.

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

FOR RENT

MERIDEN. 2 BR, 1 1/2 bath condo. $1200/mo. DW, w/d, fp, gar, open floor plan, storage. Amenities include pool & fitness center. No pets. (860) 716-7947

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN - 2 BR Plenty of parking at this 2 family. 1st fl. Comfortably htd with new boiler. Carpeted BRs. $800. Call (203) 440-4789

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 1 & 2 ROOM EFFICIENCIES $450 & $550. Some include utils. 2 mo sec. Credit ck req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597

DURHAM House for rent, 1800 s.f. 4 bedroom, $1650.00 per month, good credit necessary, William Raveis Real Estate 860614-0666 Lori DURHAM Ranch, 3 bedrm, 2 bath, 1000 sq ft, 2 decks, 2 car garage, lrg private yard, scenic views. $1500 mth, 2 mths sec + util (all electr). No pets. 860.663.2566 8am-10am ctrental@comcast.net SOUTHINGTON Immaculate 3BR in private area. Pets allowed. $995. Call 860-628-8224

CONDOMINIUMS FOR RENT

CHESHIRE-BIRCHWOOD. 2 BR, 1 bath condo, heat & hw included, washer & dryer. No pets. $1150. Lease, sec, ref. 203-271-1192 MERIDEN 2 BR Blackstone Village with garage. Heat included. $995/mo. 2 mos sec. No pets, please. Susan at William Raveis RE 203-668-1049 MERIDEN STUDIO Appliances, Galley Kitchen. Tile and Carpet. Heat & hot water incl. $625/mo. Secure building. (203)317-9638 WLFD- Judd Square- 1BR, No pets. $750. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 2BR, 3rd fl. Off street parking. No pets. $750/mo, plus 1 mo sec. Utils not incld. Credit check. Tom 203-772-2227

WALLINGFORD

All real estate advertised in 1 1/2 BR Apartment in Triplex. MERIDEN 1 BR MERIDEN - 2BR, 113 E. Main. this newspaper is subject to New carpets. W/D hookups. Stove, heat & hot water incl. Vry cln, New Crpt+Paint, No the Federal Fair Housing Off street parking. Choate area Lease, security & refs. No pets. pets, $850 HT & HW inc, Gd Act of 1968, revised March $850 860-227-5213 (203) 239-7657 or 203-314-7300 Crd req, eastmainapts.com 12, 1989, which makes it 203-543-0337 MERIDEN 1 LG BR 4 Rms 3rd flr, APARTMENTS illegal to advertise any Broad St. Newer kit & bath. FOR RENT preference, limitation, or Painted, new carpet, off st. parkdiscrimination based on ing, balcony. $650 + utils. race, color, religion, nation- MER. FURNISHED apts + rms: ALL Rob 203-639-9238 Incl Heat, Elec, HW. Ground fl al origin, sex, sexual orien- furn effic, $170/wk+sec. RMs MERIDEN - 82 Woodland Street, tation, handicap, or familial $130/wk+sec. 203- 630-3823 2nd floor. 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Updated. $700/mo + Utilities. status or intention to make www.Meridenrooms.com Call 860-262-2464 any such preference, limiMERIDEN & WLFD 1BR apts for tation or discrimination; rent. Starting at $625 and $785 MERIDEN - Large 3 bedroom MERIDEN 108 Maple St. 2 1/2 BR. 2nd flr, recent remodel, and is also subject to the some include heat & hot water. apartment. Available immedi- new appliances, washer/dryer State of Connecticut Gen- (203)213-6175 or 203-376-2160 ately. 127 Liberty St., 1st floor. hk up in base't. $900/mo inc eral Statutes Sections 46aNo pets. Section 8 OK. 203-269H/HW. 888-520-6786 X101 MERIDEN - 2 BEDROOMS 64c which makes it illegal Totally renovated. $900/month. 1508. MERIDEN 2 BR, 2nd floor. New to advertise any preferOwner (860) 450-2556 MERIDEN - Newly remodeled 4 carpets. Appliances, laundry ence, limitation or discrimiMERIDEN - 815 Broad Street bedroom apartment. Clean & room. Heat & Hw included. Off nation based on race, extra large. Stove & refrigerator. st parking. No pets. $800/mo + creed, color, national ori- Studio $575. HT/HW included No pets. 860-246-0613 203-238-3908. sec. (203) 269-1670 gin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, lawful source of income, familial status, or physical or mental disability, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate or for the sale or rental of residential property which is in violation of these laws.

HOUSES FOR RENT COMPUTERS & OFFICE EQUIPMENT

CONDOMINIUMS

MERIDEN 32 Cook Ave.

Studio & 1 BR Apts. $600/Studio & $650+/1 BR New owners. Remodeled. Heat & Hot water incl. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 3BR, 2nd floor. Off street parking. No pets. $950 per month, plus 1 month securuity. Utils not included. Credit check. Call Tom 203-772-2227 MERIDEN 3rd fl furn studio, $700/mo + sec. Heat, HW, Elec incld. E. Side, very clean. Offst park. 203-630-3823 12pm8pm. www.Meridenrooms.com MERIDEN 6 bedrm/2 bath; clean large. Sect 8 apprvd. Avail now! $1700. Call 203-6317603 1113326

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!

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APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN EFFICIENCIES - $650 1BRs - $750 2BRs - $850. Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off street parking. 203-630-2841 MERIDEN Newly remodeled 5 BR, 2 Bath - $1400 3 BR, 1 Bath-$950 Spacious 2 BR, 1 Bath-$800 (203) 417-1675

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

MERIDEN- 1, 2, 3BR units starting at $745. Some w/heat & HW incld. No pets. Sec dep & crdt ck req'd. MBI 860-347-6919. MERIDEN- 2BR, 1st flr, w/appls. Excellent condition. Off st. parking. No pets. $900 + sec. & utils. (860) 663-1229 WLFD- 2BRs Townhouse, appl’d kitchen. Lease, sec, NO PETS. $775. J.J. Bennett 203-265-7101.

MERIDEN- 1BR $725/mo. Heat, HW & Electric incl. Private balcony, off st parking, laundry facilities, management & maintenance on site. Section 8. approved. No dogs. Cat w/deposit. For info 203-639-4868

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

MERIDEN- 2 BR. Just renovated. Small but cute and ONLY $700 mo. for a 2 bedroom unit. See this on the 3rd floor at 139 Camp St. You pay gas & elec. No pets. State Vouchers OK. (203) 537-1278

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APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN- 2BR, large, ground floor apt. Refrig. & stove, w/d hookup. No pets, smoking or utilities. 1 yr lease. Credit check & refs. req’d. Sec. & 1st mo. rent. $750/mo. 203-608-8348 MERIDEN- 3BR, 2nd fl. Newer appliances. Off st. parking. $950 + utils. No pets. Sect 8 approved. Marc 203-815-8335 MERIDEN- 3BR, 3rd flr, Big unit. 92 Franklin St. Newly renovated. Gas heat. No pets. Discounted rent. $895. 203-5371278. MERIDEN- Hubbard Park- 2BR, central air/heat. 775 West Main St. $925/mo. Tony 203213-8468/ 203-296-4975

We have 3,800 square feet of storage space available for short or long term rental. Centrally located in Meriden and convenient to all major highways. 12’ ceilings with heat and air conditioning. Tractor trailer access with a covered dock. 24 hour access, security camera for extra protection, office and bathroom. Plenty of parking. Call today for more information and tour.

203-317-2330 MERIDEN- Renovated Apartments

2 BR - $750, $850 & $950 Heat & Hot Water Included Secure building. Off st. parking. Call 203-886-7016 MERIDEN-1st flr, 1BR, new windows, new appls. Clean. Available now! $595/mo. Call Jonah 203-430-0340 MERIDEN-2 family house nice neighborhood. Lrg spacious 4BRs, 2 full BA, LR, kit., + extras. $1,300+ 1.5mo sec 203-804-3055

MERIDEN-3BR, 2nd Fl., W/D hookup, off-street parking,60 Prospect St. $850/mo. Sec. 8 approved. Call 203-376-5599 MERIDEN-Free Rent 1st month. 1BR $575/mo + utils. Studio $495/mo + utils. On busline downtown. No pets. Sec & refs. Call 203-907-8688 MIDDLETOWN Senior Housing Available Now. 62+. Section 8 - no voucher required. 600 sq ft. Heat & hot water included. Good credit & background check a must. Call now! 860-344-8157 PLAINVILLE 1BR units Starting at $515/month. One months security required. No pets. MBI 860-347-6919 PLANTSIVLLE Mansion- (2) 1 BR Apts, priv porch. Newly renovated. Small Pet Ok! Cheap Util. Huge Yard, Bike Path, Parking. Clean, Quiet. $700 & $800/mo. 203-910-4349 SOUTH MERIDEN - 1BR Apt. 1st floor, appliances, laundry facility. No utilities. Off st. parking. $695 month. Security deposit req. Call 203-238-7562 SOUTHINGTON - 1 1/2 RM Efficiency, near I-84 $130/wk. Incld heat & HW, A/C, appl’s. Sec dep & refs req 860-620-0025 SOUTHINGTON- 1BR, rural apt with additional laundry room. Utilities not included. $700/mo. Sec. dep. req’d. (860) 276-1991

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STORAGE SPACE

Newly Remodeled 1BR - $700, 2 BR - $835 & $865, 3BR - $1025 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 - 1 BR, 3 rooms, 2nd flr of 2 story house, Yalesville, off-str pkg, $775 incl all utils, no dogs, 203-530-1840

APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD 1 & 2 bedroom Judd Square. Central Air. No Pets. $730-$925/mo. Call 203-265-3718

WALLINGFORD 2 BR Spacious with Character. HW floors. Porch, Dining Rm, lots of windows. Great Location, Choate area. 2 Apts avail- 2nd floor- $1200. 3rd floor $900. 203-671-6979 WALLINGFORD Beautiful Loca tion, N. Main St. Attractive 5 Rms w/attic space. 2nd flr. A must see! No smoking. $1300 /mo, sec & refs. (203) 269-7671 WALLINGFORD- 1BR, Choate School area, 3 rms, 3rd flr incl. heat, appliances, garage. $725 + security & references. Call (203) 269-2575 WALLINGFORD- 1BR, studio, kitchen. Stove & refrigerator included. Centrally located. $525. No pets. 2 mo security + refs. 203-265-0698 WALLINGFORD- 2nd flr, 5 rms, freshly painted & updated. W/D hookup in basement. $1000/mo. + sec. No pets. Call (203) 2843561 or 203-640-5249 WALLINGFORD- 5RMS, 3BR. W/D hookup, off-st. parking. No pets. 2mo sec. $900/mo. Call 203-949-9976 WALLINGFORD- Sunny spacious 2 BR 1st flr, appls, porch, $850 + utils. W/D in bsmt. Off st parking. No smoking or pets. Security, Good credit. Tom 203-889-1940 WALLINGFORD. 1BR apt, nice location, off st parking. No pets/smoking. $700/mo+sec. Call 203-284-2103

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $695 & up - $750 & up. Also avail 2BR units $775-$795 203-269-5770 WLFD-3BR, 2nd fl, hdwd fls, newly renovated, new windows. WD hookup. Off st parking. $1275 + sec. No pets. Credit check. Avail 7/1 203-535-1162 WLFD. OVERSIZED Tri-level, applianced kitchen, lots of storage & closet space. NO PETS. $1195. Call J.J. Bennett, 203-2657101. YALESVILLE 1BR apt in small complex. Off st. parking. Appliances. No dogs. $750 + sec. Call Don at ERA Property World 203-272-6969

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, utils,. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. www.Meridenrooms.com or call 203-630-3823 12pm-8pm MERIDEN. Room for rent, all util, share kit, bath & LR. Washer & dryer, off st parking. $150/week. 2 wks sec. (203) 605-8591 SOUTHINGTON Clean & quiet rm. $140/wk. W/D, Internet & Storage available. Share condo with DM, 56. Call Tom D. @ 860-276-9818

VACATION & SEASONAL RENTALS

2 CLINTON COTTAGES Private beach. 2 & 3 BRs. No pets. Call (203) 272-3087 LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE- Weirs Beach, N.H. Channel Waterfront Cottages. 1,2 & 3BR, A/C, Full Kitchens, Sandy Beach, Dock Space. Walk to everything! Pets Welcome **Wi-fi! 1-603-366-4673 www.channelcottages.com SELL/RENT YOUR TIMESHARE NOW!!! Maintenance fees too high? Need Cash? Sell your unused timeshare today. No commissions or Broker Fees. Free Consultation. www.sellatimeshare.com 1-866-708-3690

GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT

Wallingford/Durham 20’ X 45’ with electricity. Available July 1. 203-751-1977 WOW! CALL FOR THIS MONTH’S AMAZING MANAGER’S SPECIALS! Storage Space-Clean, well lit, fenced facility. 5’x10’-$58.29, 5’x15’-$68.89, 10’x10’-$94.33, 10’x15’-$116.59, 10’x20’$132.49, 10’x30’-$206.69. CALL (203) 250-1515 for details.

STORES & OFFICES FOR RENT MERIDEN 1 unit avail at approx 1130sqft $1,000/mo w/o utils. Bathrm & storage rm. Near Gianni’s Restaurant. MBI 860347-6919 MERIDEN Approx 900sqft, 5Rms + reception area & 2 baths, bsmt option extra. $1000/mo w/o utils. Near Gianni’s Restaurant. MBI 860-347-6919 WALLINGFORD 70 Quinnipiac Street, Store/office or heated storage. $595 monthly. 80 Quinnipiac St. Store or office. $325. Sec. & ref. req. Please call 203-269-2575


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ATTIC & BASEMENTS CLEANED

CARPENTRY

HOMETECH Carpentry, repairs. No job too small or large. Member BBB.

203-235-8180 CT Reg #564042 REPAIRS Additions, Sunrooms, Finish Bsmnt, Decks & Porches 203-238-1449 #578107 Free est. www.marceljcharpentier.com FREE ESTIMATES Garages, Attics, Basements, Brush, Pools, Decks, etc. Senior discounts. 203-238-0106 JUNK REMOVAL & MORE We clean Estates, house, office, attic, cellar, gar, yd. Spring C/U. 860-575-8218/203-535-9817 DEBRIS removal of anykind. Demolition sheds, pools, etc. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430

203-494-1526 One Man’s Junk

COMPUTER SERVICES COMPUTER trouble? My Computer Works your personal Help Desk. Fast, safe and secure help 24/7 Sign up now get 6 months free back up. Call 888-375-8686

DECKS MATTSON Home Improvement Affordable, quality decks. Free estimates. Insured. CT Reg 581924. (203) 631-7459

DUMPSTERS

REMOVAL. Free est. Call Ed.

FENCING CORNERSTONE FENCE & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203-237-GATE CT Reg #601060

ATTORNEYS

Bankruptcy Free Consultation Keep home, auto, 401k, etc. STOP FORECLOSURES IRS & “Repos” Atty F.W. Lewis 439 Main St, Yalesville 203-265-2829 “Debt Relief Agency” We help people file for relief under the bankruptcy code

ELECTRICAL SERVICE

T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC

HOME IMPROVEMENTS RWL CONST. SERVICES RON LIGAS - 35 YRS EXP. Garage doors & openers installed CT Reg. #622764 860-349-6873

GRADING, Drainage, Foundations, Trucking, Retaining Walls, Pavers, Water/Sewer/Septic. Lic. #1682. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846 MC/Visa Accepted

K & A ENTERPRISES Water & sewer lines, inground tank removal, drainage, grading, additions, pavers. Insured. Reg# 571435 203-379-0193

APOLLO PAINTING Int/Ext, Popcorn Ceilings, Powerwashing. Call Mike 203-974-2097 or 860-347-1355 CT# 613892

GARAGE DOOR SERVICE Installation & Repairs CT #600415 203-235-9865

HEDGE TRIMMING

GUTTERS Quality Work - Reasonable Rates Complete home services. Electric, plumbing, kitchens, baths, etc. (203) 376-7532 CT Reg# 616307. Over 25 years experience. Call today for free estimates. Call 203-440-3535 Ct. Reg. #578887

GUTTERS DON’T WORK IF THEY’RE DIRTY

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

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

DOW GUTTERS Seamless gutters/leaders. GUTTER cleaning. Free est. #612964 Steve 860 426-0045

S & H MASONRY & CONSTRUCTION LLC All home improvements needs & masonry. Free est. Lic/Ins. #607639. Wlfd Cell-203-376-0355

HANDYPERSONS HOUSE CLEANING

CT Reg #606277. GIVE us a call, we do it ALL. Free est. 203-631-1325

IF YOU NEED HELP CLEANING Your Home (or Office) Please Call Roberta at (203) 238-0566 (U.S. Citizen)

Shamock Roofing All types of remod. 30+ yrs exp. No $$ Down. CT Reg 523804. Ins

JUNK REMOVAL

203-237-4124 an LLC co. Neighborhood Handyman, LLC. Specializing in smaller jobs. Indoor/outdoor. CT Reg #611858 Matt 860-877-2549

WE WEED GARDENS

Spring Clean-ups, mowing, landscaping, stone work. WWW.QLSLLC.COM CT Reg #620306 Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118

203-237-2122 EXCAVATING

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

Quality Landscaping, LLC

A2Z

PETE IN THE PICKUP JUNK REMOVAL. 203-886-5110

PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING

C&M CONSTRUCTION

Norm the Gardener’s 3-man crew is only $65/hr. CT Reg#571339 (203) 265-1460

A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS DISCRIMINATION, DISABILITY RIGHTS & GENERAL LAW. There are Laws to Protect You in Case of Job Loss, a Child’s Need for School Services, or Other Cases of Discrimination. Free 30 Minute Consultation. David Seaver, Attorney and Counselor At Law. Your Advocate for Your Rights. Wallingford, 203-774-4925

LANDSCAPING

LANDSCAPING

All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service

SMALL JOBS WELCOME

DON’T Sweat It this Summer! Call Duane, Plumbing, heating & cooling. Quality work. Low rates. 203-3798944 Lic. #0389224.

KITCHEN & BATH REMODELING

GARAGE DOORS

15 & 20 Yard Roll-Offs. Home, Business or Job Site We do clean-outs too! Empire Construction, LLC 203-269-3559 www.EmpireLLC.biz

HEATING & COOLING

No Hedge/shrub too big, small or tall. Fully Ins. Free estimates. Quality Landscaping, LLC. WWW.QLSLLC.COM Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118 JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Spring cleanups, Grass cutting, lawn maint. Comm/Res Top quality work. Ins., Free est. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311 A+ MOWING & LAWN CARE. Quality Lawn Care at low prices. Call for free quote. (203) 886-9360 GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Spring clean-up. Quick, courteous service. All calls returned. Lic ins. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430 GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. Lic ins. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430

MOWING RICK’S AFFORDABLE Comm/resid Mowing, bagging Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree & pricker removal. 11 yrs exp. 203-530-4447. LAWN MOWING Full lawn maintenance, lawn repair, clean-ups more. H. J.’s Lawn Service. 203-213-6316

BIG GREEN LANDSCAPING Full service lawn care: Landscape design, pavers, retaining walls, planting, weeding flower beds, mulch, new lawns, lot clearing, yard cleanup. CT#619909 203-715-2301 GREAT PRICES! Full service landscaping & property maintenance. Irrigation srv avail. Call Presise Now

203-272-4216 LAWN & GARDEN ROTOTILLING Garden Bill with Troy Built. No garden too small. (203) 294-1160

MDV PAINTING, int/ext, custom painting at competitive prices. Mark (203) 269-8309. CT Reg #0622739

A-1 QUALITY PAINTING Specializing in Wood/Aluminum siding. Low rates. Reg#533474. Call Dennis 203-630-0008

PLUMBING

DON’T Flush money down the drain, call Duane Plumbing, heating. Quality work, low rates Major credit cards accptd. 203379-8944 lic. #283401 #389224

POWER WASHING

MASONRY CASCIO Mason. Chimney repair, sidewalks, walls, brick work, etc. CT Reg #611774. 203-265-7826 or cell 860-398-1223

THE POWERWASHING KINGS Others Wash - We Clean! 203-631-3777 or 860-839-1000 thepowerwashingkings.com

POWER WASHING IS Spring cleaning on the outside. FREE ESTIMATES. Call Kevin 203-440-3279

S & H MASONRY LLC StoneWalls*Steps*Chimneys Retaining Walls *FPs*Patios Walkways*Concrete Free est. Lic/Ins. #607639. Cell 203-376-0355 JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 25 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498

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A-1 Quality Powerwashing HOT WATER, LOW RATES Call Dennis 203-630-0008

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HOUSES FOR SALE

HOUSES FOR SALE

MERIDEN “Awesome Condo” 5 rooms. Featuring 2BRs, kit, LR, family room in lower level, bath and a half. Beautifully landscaped park-like setting. Priced to sell at $159,900.

$309,900

ROOFING

Shamock Roofing

SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS

All types of remod. 30+ yrs exp. No $$ Down. CT Reg 523804. Ins

JOE’S POOLS Installations, liner changes & repairs. CT#54932 Call 203-725-2555 or 860-280-7867

203-237-4124 an LLC co C&M CONSTRUCTION

TOP SOIL SAND & FILL

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

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

Gonzalez Construction ★★★★★★★★

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

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

HAZELWOOD EXCAVATING Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.

203-269-0135 BEAUTIFUL FARM FRESH Screened Top Soil. Fill, Sand & Stone. Picked up or delivered. No minimum. Cariati Developers, Inc. 860-681-3991

3 bed., 2 1/2 baths. Desirable Colonial on cul de sac. Updated kitchen, fully applianced. Additional 600 sq ft living space in finished basement with built ins & HDTV included. Hardwood flooring & tile. Walk-in closet and updated bath in master BR. Vinyl siding. Attached 2-car garage. Central air. Forced hot air. Gas heat. Updated baths, kitchen, deck. Big yard and landscaped grounds. Large deck. City water. Great schools. Low maintenance. Low taxes. Well-maintained and in move-in condition. Dir: Exit 4 691 to 322 W, right onto Rte 120, 1 1/2 miles right onto Strawberry, left onto Blueberry

Your Professional Roofer New Roofs, Reroofs, Tearoffs. We fix leaks too! 203-269-3559 CT Reg#565514 www.EmpireLLC.biz

BERLIN-2200 sq.ft. general commercial rental. $1600/mo. Sec dep. & 1st month. Contact Ken or Norm 860-828-3512

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

TREES Tree Removal. Chipping. No job too small. Fully insured. 20 yrs. Local business. CT Reg# 673534. Call Joe (203) 804-4739

Linda (203) 265-5618

WLFD $689,000 “Magnificient view & privacy”. Cust Cape on 2AC, 4+BR, 3.1BTH. 9’ ceils, Crown molding, French drs galore! Granite, marble. Many more amenities! Must see! Mins to I91/I95, town, country club. Dee (203) 265-5618

75ft bucket truck. Precise Tree CT Reg #562159.

WINDOW REPLACEMENT

BENJAMIN BUILDERS LLC Payment plans & credit cards ROOFS, SIDING, WINDOWS, ADDT’S, KIT, BATHS, DECKS 203-671-7415 Ct Reg #622755

Millions of people look to Marketplace everyday. It’s used news.

CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE

MERIDEN-E. side. “Estate Sale” 2-family. 5 & 5, LR, DR, 2BR, updated kit., bath, 2 enclosed porches, 3-car gar., vinyl siding, full bsmt. (2) 100amp service, (2) gas boilers & water heaters. Bonus-zoned com. “C-4” Ideal for residents and/or business. Must See property! Call Ania (203) 488-6389 or (203) 623-2009

MERIDEN Awesome Condo, 5 rooms. Featuring 2BRs, kit, LR, family room in lower level, bath and a half. Beautifully landscaped park-like setting. Priced to sell at $159,900. For details, call Sue Farone (203) 235-3300

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

CT Reg. #516790

WLFD Multi family near train station-2 family w/store front, easily converted to 3 family with ok from town of Wallingford. Separate utilities, corner lot. $217,200. Call Brian Miller (203) 265-5618

WINDOW WASHING

Seamless gutters/leaders. GUTTER cleaning. Free est. #612964 Steve 860 426-0045

1113327

203-639-0032

Motivated and self sufficient individual needed to work in an environment where boredom is never a problem. This position performs custodial duties and maintains interior facilities and the exterior grounds. Must be flexible, reliable, and hold a valid, clean CT driver’s license. Job related experience or training is a plus. Apply in person at: Hunter’s Ambulance, 450 West Main Street, Meriden or online at www.huntersamb.com. EOE.

CNC PROGRAMMERS MACHINIST with MILLING or LATHE experience. Please send resumes to Mrichter@ctpersonnel.com

NC MOUNTAINS. NEW! E-Z Finish Log Cabin Shell Financing Available!! With Loft & Full Basement. Includes acreage. $99,900 Warm Winters/Cool Summers 828-247-9966 code 45

203-237-0350

Fully licensed/insured. CT Reg.# 577319

AUTO PARTS COUNTERPERSONParts exp. required for busy NAPA store. Potential to earn over 40K, profit sharing and health benefits. Call Don at 203272-3704 weekdays, A.M. only.

CARPENTER/REMODELERLooking for ambitious, quality minded experienced leadperson. Fast pace environment. Call 203-272-1166

MERIDEN Our builder will buy your home at fair market value if it qualifies for our program, when you buy one of his homes. You can also find other homes for sale on our website. Visit us at www.galleriahouses.com Galleria Real Estate 203-671-2223.

Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrooms, additions.

DOW GUTTERS

MERIDEN/WALLINGFORD BRAND NEW 2BR DELUXE HOME IN UPSCALE PARK ON NICE LOT. FINANCING AVAIL. 10% DOWN $69,900.

HELP WANTED

MERIDEN Gorgeous 7rm Condo. Everything new within 4 years. Features 3BR, LR, kit, DR, 1 full bath, 2 half baths, finished lower level, first flr laundry. Too many extras to list $194,900. Call Sil Sala for details (203) 235-3300

FIDERIO & SONS

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

CHESHIRE- Live in mobile home. 12 x 60. FREE, Must be removed from property. Call (203) 271-1866

203-799-7731

SIDING

Gonzalez Construction

MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE

BUILDING MAINTENANCE

FSBO!! MERIDEN 3 bed 2BTH RANCH/ 1CAR. UPDATED GRANITE H/W. T. HOOKER SCHOOL. $229,000 (860) 6370228

203-272-4216

For details, call Sue Farone (203) 235-3300

AUTO TECH with 10+ yrs exp. Must be ASE Certified. Have skills or be talented enough to do most repairs on all foreign & domestic cars (203) 671-5524

PROF. ARBORIST #S3365

O’CONNOR ROOFING

MERIDEN 38 Dryden Dr. By owner, 2 BR Cape, 1.5 baths, finished rec. rm., 3 seasons porch, c/a, large beautifully landscaped yard. $269,900. For full details of updates and inside/outside slide shows visit: http://web.me.com/ dalegreenbacker (203) 634-0013

ESTATE SALE-OPEN HOUSE 270 Swain Ave., Meriden 3 BR Ranch, East Side 1457 sq. ft, C/A, HW Floors IG Pool, 1 1/2 baths $179,900 Saturday, June 13, 2009 & Sunday, June 14, 2009 12:00 - 4:00 860-347-7840

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY JUNE 14TH- 1PM-4PM 38 DRYDEN DR., MERIDEN See listing under house for sale for more info

203-639-0231 Lic. & ins. Free est. Work performed by owner. CT Reg #602521

$329,900 Spacious 3-4BR in Eastside neighborhood. Gorgeous remodeled bath w/his and her sinks, subway tile and beadboard. Center FP in LR & DR. New heating and CAIR systems. HW floors.

HOUSES FOR SALE

OPEN HOUSES

VILLA’S TREE REMOVAL We save everybody money! Fully insured, free estimates. (860) 777-7914 CT Reg#709285

Quality Improvements, LLC YOUR SAFEST CHOICE. WE DO EVERYTHING! ROOF REPAIR PLUS WINDOW SPECIALS! NO PAY, 180 DAY Member BBB Ct Reg. #572776

WALLINGFORD

TREE SERVICES

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

NEW BRITAIN. 36 Nicole Rd. By Owner. 1700 sq. ft. Raised Ranch, 3 BRs, 2 full baths, 2 car garage, new siding and new roof, hdwd flrs, large flat yard with playscape, on cul-de-sac, all appliances included. Asking $256,900. (860) 224-2995

“New Listing”

PRICKER REMOVAL Empire Construction, LLC

MERIDEN Ideal corner lot pro landscaped well cared for home in desirable area. Home sits on lg lot w/beautiful mt. views. Impressive great rm w/vaulted ceiling & HW flrs. $279,900. Call Vicki (203) 235-3300

Kevin & Marcie Brainerd (860) 426-0101 COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL RENTALS

CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE

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CUSTOMER SERVICE, WAREHOUSE, DRIVERS, SALES ESTABLISHED AUTO PAINT & EQUIPMENT DISTRIBUTOR SEEKS CUSTOMER SERVICE REPS, DRIVERS, WAREHOUSE & OUTSIDE SALES PERSONNEL. EXPERIENCE PREF’D, HOWEVER WE WILL TRAIN. MUST BE PERSONABLE & CUSTOMER FRIENDLY. FAX RESUME TO 860-727-0934 DRIVERS: School Bus P/T. Free CDL Training! No Exp. Nec. 866-496-2726. Apply online at: durhamschoolservices.com MYSTERY Shoppers Needed. Earn up to $150 per day. Undercover Shoppers needed to Judge Retail & Dining Establishments Exp Not Required. Call Now 1-877-218-6211


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Friday, June 12, 2009 — The Southington Citizen

MEDICAL CAREERS CNAs/ Home Health Aides Opportunities available for CNAs in Southington and surrounding areas. Variety of hours and positions immediately available to assist patients in their own homes. Join our leading team of home care professionals today. Must be certified, have 6 months exp and valid driver’s license. Call Sue Palmisano at Interim Health Care 800-242-7005 for immediate consideration and interview.

Home Health Aide / CNA Interim HealthCare has many opportunities available chances are we have the right position for you. Call 203-2304786 today, we look forward to hearing from you!

278 State Street, North Haven EOE

Physical Therapists Seeking per diem PTs for our growing home health care agency. Must have 3 years of experience. Call 203-230-4786 to schedule an interview or fax your resume to 203-230-4791.

278 State Street, North Haven EOE

Administrative Customer Service Representative The Record-Journal Circulation Department is seeking enthusiastic applicants for a full time position as an Administrative Customer Service Representative. This position is responsible for making a variety of sales, service, and retention calls, posting payments, and serving as our front counter cashier. Pleasant manner, positive attitude, and ability to multi task needed. Office experience a plus. Please apply in person between 10:00am 2:00pm Monday through Friday to:

RNs & LPNs

Record-Journal Circulation Office 75 S. Colony St. Meriden, CT

Interim HealthCare has many opportunities available chances are we have the right position for you. Call 203-2304786 today, we look forward to hearing from you!

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CNA/HHA NEW ENGLAND HOME CARE is seeking CNAs and Home Health Aides with a minimum of 6 months experience for a pediatric group home in Meriden. Previous experience in a group home with physically and emotionally challenged children preferred. All shifts available.

800-286-6300 ext. 3902 or fax your resume to the HR Department 860-613-3777 or email to: employment@newenglandhomecare.com E/E/O/C/M/F/V/D Drug Screen/Criminal Background Check Required

Visit us on the web at NewEnglandHomeCare.com

Therapeutic Recreation Director (2 positions) Miller Memorial Community, Meriden's choice for excellence in senior residential health care services seeks qualified candidates to assist the Recreation Coordinator with planning and implementing recreational programs for long term care and short term rehabilitation residents, working 20 scheduled hours weekly, including some weekends & nights. Successful candidates will hold Therapeutic Recreation certification and/or an Associate's Degree in Therapeutic Recreation or a related field, plus two years or more of long term care experience. MMCI offers very competitive wages and benefits. Drug testing and criminal background check required.

Please apply to: Personnel Manager Miller Memorial Community, Inc., 360 Broad Street, Meriden, CT 06450. FAX 203-630-3714 or email hfparisi@emmci.org EOE

Adults Wanted! Come join our fast growing team of adult newspaper carriers for the Record-Journal! It's an excellent way to supplement your income during early morning hours without interfering with day jobs, family and other obligations. Looking for carriers in all areas, Meriden, Wallingford, Southington & Cheshire

Those interested should call 203-634-3933

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PAI NTING FT FACTORY ASSISTANT: Sm. Mfg. Co. in Wlfd. looking for f/t, independent thinker, self-starter, motivated apprentice willing to learn a trade in the metals industry, duties to include: machinery setups, fork-lifting, castings, stamping of metals, inventory control, all-around factory person. HS graduate/degree a must. Apprentice training, Health Insurance, 2 Wks Vacation, 7 pd. Holidays, Salary based upon exp.

SEND RESUME TO: 866-607-7783 Full-Time Fatherhood Coordinator Facilitates weekly workshops and plans outreach activities and maintain the database for the Fatherhood Initiative program. Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or related field or equivalent work exp. Valid CT Driver’s license/ insurance/transportation required. Must be proficient in Word, Excel and Outlook. $14.42 per hr 35 hrs per week. Email your resume to: hr@newopportunitiesinc.org or apply New Opportunities of Greater Meriden 191 Pratt St. Meriden, CT 06451 E.O.E.

GENERAL

GRAND OPENING!!

Carpenters, Painters, Subs. For residential / commercial work. 800-778-9885 x1279 PET GROOMER- Part time. 2-3 years experience. Please contact Linda at Yaleville Veterinary Hospital (203) 265-1646

PORTER/ HOUSEKEEPER The Orchards at Southington, an upscale senior living facility, has a Full Time 2nd Shift opening available. Floor care experience preferred. Will train right person. Apply in person 34 Hobart Street, Southington 860-628-5656

PRINCIPAL (Elementary)

Please fax resume, certification, transcripts, reference letters ASAP to: Mr. Dale Wilson Superintendent of Schools at (203) 949-6551.

RECEPTIONIST & BOOKKEEPER NEEDED IMMEDIATELY

$1000 Sign-on bonus after 30 days of FT work All depts. hiring International co. operates Full Co. Training FT & PT work available. Cust Srv★Sales Srv★Packing

$450-525/WK! Call Today! Start Tomorrow!

PT BOOKKEEPER also needed. Flexible hrs. Competive compensation. Req exp with QuickBooks, Payroll, Accounts Payable & Receivable. Work in conjunction with Office Mangager.

MACHINE OPERATORS Min 5 yr exp for growing Meriden manufacturer. Able to work all shifts; fast learner & hard worker with own transportation. Starting $12-$16/hr +benefits. Fax resumes 203-237-2701 or email cpetersen@ accelinternational.com

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Wallingford Public Schools is seeking highly qualified instructional leaders for the position of Elementary School Principal. Salary: $119,729. A sixth year degree with a major in education administration and a valid CT administrative certification (092) required. Position to begin as soon as possible.

RECEPTIONIST is needed PT for medical office. Must be reliable, flexible & willing to learn. Friendly atmosphere and good pay. PT hrs incl some evenings.

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Earn up to $12.00 per hour based on experience. Must have a current CT CNA certificate. To schedule an appointment to apply, please call:

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Both Applicants, please fax your resumes to 860-276-9296 or email aalmai@sbhccf.com RESTAURANT- Prep/line cook. FT/PT. Apply in person: Time Out Tavern, 100 New Haven Rd, Durham.

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• Career placement assistance • Financial aid available for those who qualify

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35 N. Main St. 995 Day Hill Road One Summit Place

HELP WANTED

ROOFING FOREMAN $23.73/hr. Slate & Wood shingle, copper welding, asphalt or fiberglass shingles, hammer, chisel, measure, cut fit roofing materials. Access to Dewalt gas or 150 phi compressor, 4-point hornet equip. Good balance & physical condition. 2 yrs. exp. req. Send res & ref to: Prestige Construction Home Improvement, 51 Bradley Ave, Meriden, CT 06450, Fax: 203-886-9183

SEAMLESS GUTTER INSTALLERS Excellent benefits and pay. Must have experience, valid drivers license and a clean criminal record. Apply in person: New England Building Products, 45 Golden Street, Meriden. 203-235-7981

HELP WANTED

SEEKING EMPLOYMENT Sheet metal mech/foreperson 28 yrs. experience seeking full time position for commercial projects. Have SM2,OSHA 30, Lull liscrnse & more. Please call 860-6219308 Ask for Ken.

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, June 12, 2009

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