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The Southington

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Volume 7, Number 25

Southington’s Only Hometown Newspaper

Friday, June 18, 2010

‘Knightmare’ over as volleyball ends Staples’ run, captures title

Photo by Matt Leidemer

From left, Neal Ayotte, Mitch Oshana and Nick DeFeo celebrate after the final point of their state title victory. In the background, Brendan Charamut, who got the final kill of the game, jumps into the arms of Jeff Drogosek with Mike Connolly celebrating behind them. All six are seniors. For full coverage on the Knights championship, including photos and a look at why Southington is now the Volleyball Capital of Connecticut, turn to sports starting on page 31.

Relay For Life: a celebration By Dan Brechlin Special to The Citizen This year’s Relay For Life was not a time for tears and sadness — it was a party and celebration of life, said tri-chairwoman Rosemary Champagne. “It’s been a lot of fun so far,” Champagne said. “There has been a lot of partying. A lot of people have told me it has been the best year so far for Relay because of all of the partying.” The celebration was the theme for the Relay For Life as more than 2,000 people, 100 teams and 30 organizations showed up to party Friday night into Saturday afternoon to help raise money for the American Cancer Society. All of the Southington schools were represented by teams and vol-

unteers, according to tri-chairwoman Joyce McAloon, as were many local organizations. The event kicked-off June 4 at 4 p.m. with a ceremony to honor survivors and give thanks to volunteers before teams began walking the Southington High School track for a continuous 24 hours. “We walk the track in many different ways,” tri-chairwoman Mary DeCroce said, addressing the crowd. “And sometimes we walk in solitude. You have made a See RFL, page 2

‘Green thumbs’ keep garden club blooming for 50 years By Kaitlyn Naples Special to The Citizen In addition to celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Orchard Valley Garden Club of Southington hosted “Remember When,” a flower show and tour at the Barnes Museum last weekend. Members of the Garden Club who wished to participate chose various rooms in the museum and a time period they felt fit well with the room, according to Cathy Bouchard. Participants created flower designs to coordinate with the room and time

period of choice. “We have done something similar before, but it was more of a Victorian display,” Bouchard said. “We decided to take a more historic look at the museum.” The year 1938 in the museum was where Bouchard displayed her flower design relating to a horse race theme. Her “Race of the Century” arrangement was full of roses and greens along with apples and grains. “I used the roses because the horses are covered with

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During the Torch Ceremony, Audrey Zach, caregiver, shares stories about her daughter, Mary Beth, who died two years ago from cancer. of the track. Proceeds from the sales all went to Relay For Life. In all, Champagne said the town had raised $175,000, but expect to surpass $200,000 and last year’s total because

they have until the end of August to continue to raise money. In July, the group is sponsoring a day at Lake Compounce from which adSee RFL, page 17


difference and are making a difference, and for that we thank you. So party on and party for life.” DeCroce later said she was proud of the town and its efforts in helping the American Cancer Society. “It’s a great fundraiser,” she said. “When everybody in town gets involved, it raises tons of awareness.” Town Council Chairman Edward Pocock III praised the survivors while addressing the crowd at the opening ceremonies and said Champagne would be honored by the Town Council for her volunteer efforts. “I’ve never met a group of fighters like I’ve met today,” Pocock said. “There is no one in the town of Southington who hasn’t been touched by this disease.” Many people impacted by cancer purchased luminarias, which lined the track Friday night, in memory of those who have died and in honor of those who still live. In all, Champagne said more than 1,000 were purchased, lighting up the night. “Friday was much more serious and more of a ceremony,” said DeCroce. “(Saturday) we wanted to be fun and involve the kids.” Children were walking the track Saturday, side-by-side with adults, as many stopped to purchase food, candy and other items that were being sold in the tents on the inside

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Southington police carry the torch for Special Olympics By Kaitlyn Naples Special to The Citizen

“Dedicated, happy and proud” are three adjectives Southington Police Sgt. Lowell DePalma used to describe the Special Olympians who have participated in the past in the Law Enforcement Torch Run in Connecticut. “They are fantastic runners,” said the police department spokesman about the athletes. “They are always anxious to participate when

they get to New Haven.” DePalma said, “Usually we will have about a halfdozen runners,” from the local police department, “but it is hard to get officers to run because of conflicting schedules.” They have had as many as 20 officers and Police Explorers run in the past, he said, however this year was difficult to gather runners. He said the number of participants varies year to year. Lt. Jim Gosselin, from the


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Berlin Police Department, said the runners were keeping a good pace last Friday as they traveled through town and said he was happy that it wasn’t extremely hot or cold. “We are really lucky with the weather today,” Gosselin said. “It is overcast, so the sun isn’t beating down on us and we haven’t gone through as much water as we have in the past.” “I’m really happy to see officers run through their towns,” Gosselin said. “The best part about going through Southington is when we go by the fire station; they have always had the trucks outside and sirens going when we run by.” Gosselin said he saw a lot

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The group of law enforcement officers participating in the annual torch run for Special Olympics Connecticut gather outside the Southington Police Department. of community support throughout the towns including Berlin where he said about 60 middle school students ran a mile with the officers. It was pretty awesome, he said and added that there were a few Special Olympians that had run that day. DePalma said one of his best memories of when he used to run in the event was the community support he witnessed. He said students and teachers would stand outside both Kennedy and DePaolo middle schools and Derynoski Elementary

School and cheer the runners on. “I remember Kennedy’s band used to play outside while we ran by,” DePalma said and added that residents would stand outside their homes and clap and cheer them on; even drivers who passed by would beep at the runners or give them a “thumbs-up” for support. “It’s all about the Special Olympians,” he said. Police Lt. Tom Donnelly said he always like to support the runners when they

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Bill Cummings, of Southington Fire Co. 1, knows how important packages from home are to servicemen and women, especially those serving overseas. His own son, Sgt. Matthew L. Cummings, is in Iraq. He also had older broth-

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Everyone’s Italian, at least during the annual festival By Robin Lee Michel The Southington Citizen

Volunteers are checking the stock of red, white and green paint in preparation for the painting of the multicolored line down the middle of lower Center Street. Representing the colors of the Italian flag, the line will be complete in preparation for this year’s festival being held Friday, July 23 to 25. This is the sixth year of the event and the crowds really turn out for the food and entertainment, said Joe LaPorte, a member of the UNICO Club and the Southington Board of Parks Commis-

sioners. LaPorte said the event has continued to grow in popularity, thanks to the involvement and support of organizations in town, including the Southington Chamber of Commerce, Sons of Italy and UNICO Club. Stop & Shop is a major sponsor. The festival is intended to bring some summertime activities downtown while preserving and appreciating Italian traditions. “It gives younger people a chance to see some of the old traditions,” LaPorte said. One of the most unique aspects of the event is the outdoor Mass and procession of

the Madonna del Strata, or Lady of the Street, statue through the streets. “That happens in every town in Italy,” LaPorte said. Like many Italian Southington residents, LaPorte’s father came from Italy. At age 18 in 1906, he thinks, his father immigrated to Indiana, later moving to Chicago and Torrington before settling in Southington. When he met his future wife, they learned both sets of their parents were from the same town in Italy, Castel Campagnano. Southington was heavily populated by Italians up into the 1980s, LaPorte said. People of other

nationalities have also planted their roots in town, bringing their own cultural traditions. The Italians, in addition to bringing food specialties, music and tight family bonds to the United States, also brought their spirit of community service, according to LaPorte. People formed benevolent societies such as DeliAngeli Society, San Sisto Society and Madonna della Neve, or “Mary of the Snow.” “These honored our own pa-

tron saints and people helped each other out. If someone was sick or died,” LaPorte said, they brought food and comfort to those grieving. That community spirit, that still has not been lost, comes forth again during the festival. It gives everyone a chance to be Italian, at least for a weekend, said Art Secondo, president of the chamber of commerce.

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Thomas Germano Thomas Ralph Germano, of Southington, a World War II veteran and longtime tool designer for Emhart Corporation, died June 3. He was 88 years old.

The son of Italian immigrants, John and Lucy (LaRosa) Germano, he was born March 24, 1922. He had four siblings, one brother, Samuel Germano, and three sisters, Josephine Ruggiero, Angeline Mackiewicz and Pauline Paganetti. Born and raised in New Britain, he graduated from New Britain High School. He went on to attend the University of Hartford, majoring in mechanical engineering. He will be remembered for his love of baseball, architecture and gardening. He could often be found outside, weeding and planting flowers and vegetables, saving his best seeds for future years. He enjoyed reading The Wall Street Journal and followed the stock market almost daily. He was known for his math and technical abilities. Up until the time of his death, he chose to never use a calculator. He loved a good joke and had a special knack for story telling. He was a sergeant in the Army, Can-

non Company 424 Infantry Regiment and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. After serving in World War II, he worked as a tool designer with Emhart Corporation, of New Britain and Berlin, until retiring in 1984. He designed many of the Corbin locks that are still visible in older buildings in the area. He worked on the first push door handle for hospitals that allowed staff to quickly open doors without turning a knob. He was a member of St. Dominic Church in Southington and St. Ann’s Parish, in New Britain. Above all, he loved spending time with his family. He married Mary (Stawski) Germano on Nov. 30, 1950. They had three children, Paula, married to Philip O’Meara, of Southington, Nancy, married 1161158

Harry E. Fager Sr., 88, a longtime Plantsville resident, died June 2, 2010, at Hospital of Central Connecticut at New Britain General. He was the loving husband of Alice “Alcea”(Dillon) Fager for 58 years. He was born Feb. 15, 1922, in Naugatuck, to the late Harry and Loretta (Nixon) Fager. He served in the United States Marine Corps for 20 years and retired as a master sergeant. After his military service, he worked for 25 years at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft in quality control before his retirement. He will be remembered as an avid photographer with his own darkroom, and for his love of model airplane building. In addition to his wife, Al-

ice “Alcea,” he is survived by his two sons, Harry Fager Jr., of Sarasota, Fla., and Jack Fager, of Plantsville; his daughter, Terry Piegon and her husband, Tom, also of Plantsville; and five grandchildren, Mallory, Abbey, Betheny, Mitchell and Michael. The funeral was held June 7, 2010, at the Plantsville Funeral Home, Plantsville, with a Mass at St. Aloysius Church, Plantsville. Burial with full military honors followed in St. James Cemetery, Naugatuck. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 1 Union St. Ste. 301, Robinsville, NJ 08691 or the American Lung Association of Connecticut, 45 Ash St., East Hartford, 06108-3272.

to Victor Hall from Fryeburg, Maine, and John, married to Lindy (Gag) Germano, from Glastonbury; his six grandchildren, Bethany, Brian, Corin, Macey, Lauren and Michael. A Mass was held June 8, 2010, at St. Dominic Church in Southington. Memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association, 300 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT 06450. DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, was assisting with the arrangements.

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ors for the first two terms this year. At school he plays intramural soccer and is in the Construction Club. Justin also plays football for the Southington Knights and plays baseball for the town. John is the son of Jeff and Robin Guzauckas and was

awarded the Presidential Academic Fitness award in elementary school. He plays tuba in the school band and is a part of the Leadership Program. Outside of school, John is in the Boy Scouts and sings in the junior choir at his church. Diana is the daughter of Francis and Patricia Verderame and came in third place at the Knights of Columbus Spelling Bee. She volunteers at the Calendar House as part of the school Leadership Program and was on the school basketball team. Diana also has been a straight A student this school year. In seventh grade Jake Wallach, Julia Reilly, and Adam Viviano were selected by their teams. Jake is the son of Jim and Melissa Wallach and has been an honor roll student the past two years at DePaolo. Jake volunteers his time at Yale New Haven Hos-


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DePaolo Middle School announced the March Students of the Month. In the back row, from left to right, are Christopher Palmieri, assistant principal, Ethan Buttery, Jared Carroll, Diana Verderame, Julia Reilly, Samantha Welch, and Frank Pepe, principal. In the middle row, from left to right, are Adam Viviano, Katherine Trykowski, Jake Wallach, Kayla Carrier and Emily VanKirk. In the front row, from left to right, are Justin Makles and John Guzauckas. Read us on the Web:

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The Southington Education Foundation is entering its second year of supporting educational excellence within the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s classrooms with new elected officers at its helm. Bethany Pestillo, a special education teacher, will serve for the next year as the SEFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chairwoman on its Executive Board of Directors. Formerly, Pestillo had served as the executive boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s secretary. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The foundation has accomplished a lot this past year and has already been credited for providing many

The Southington Education Foundation recently appointed its newly elected officers to its executive board. Seated, from left to right, are Alan M. DeBisschop, Anthony Alan Sheffy, Bethany Pestillo, Kelley Nolan-Maccione. Standing, from left to right, are William M. Lutz, Dr. George Costanzo, Dr. David Monti, Ronald J. Marut, Dawn A. Miceli, and Dr. Joseph V. Erardi Jr.

new programs operating within our school system,â&#x20AC;? Pestillo said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a fabulous group of board members, dedicated to growing the foundation and providing our students with creative educational opportunities.â&#x20AC;? Serving as vice chairman is local attorney, Anthony Alan Sheffy, who had served as the boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chairman in its first year. Former Kelley Elementary School Principal Alan M. DeBisschop will conSee Education, page 16





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Steven Kulas Jr.

Kenneth Gibbs Sr. Kenneth C. Gibbs Sr., 76, of Watertown, died May 28, 2010, at home. He was born May 18, 1934, in Torrington, to the late Charles and Hazel (French) Gibbs. .He had been a longtime resident of the Marion

section of Southington. He worked for the former Clark Bros. Bolt Company, Milldale, for many years. He enjoyed playing golf, watching old movies and spending time with his family. He is survived by his daughter, Deborah (Gibbs) Scinto, of Wallingford; his son, Kenneth C. Gibbs Jr., of Bristol; five grandchildren, Creighton Laribee and wife, Stephanie, and Justin Laribee and wife, Katie, all of Waterbury, Adam Laribee, of Watertown, and Alissa and Jeremy Gibbs, both of Bristol; great-grandson, Anthony Laribee; sister, Deanna

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1, 2010, at the Plantsville Funeral Home, Plantsville. Memorial donations may be made to the Masonic Home, 22 Masonic Ave., Wallingford, CT 06492.

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RFL Continued from page 2 mission ticket proceeds will be donated to the cause. Southington Relay For Life also sponsored several fundraisers prior to the event. In the theme of the party, DeCroce said two 6-foot wooden “cakes” were sent

around town. When they landed on front lawns, a fee was paid for its removal. Money was also raised through the Purple-Glove Dance, which is now on YouTube, in which members of organizations such as the board of education, and several local groups and businesses danced to “I Gotta


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Letters to the Editor

Celebrate life, chairwomen say

To the editor: Thank you for coming out to the “biggest party in town”. Relay For Life of Southington 2010 was just one big party this year. It was a celebration of the lives of our survivors and those battling cancer; a celebration of the lives we have lost to the disease and a celebration that we have a platform to fight back and make a difference. The year 2010 marked our $1 million year for Southington’s Relay event. During the 12 years Southington has hosted this worldwide event, we have raised more than $1 million for the American Cancer Society. That speaks volumes about our town of 42,000 people. It is a reflection of the power of our com-

munity and our ability to come together for a single cause. And what a wonderful cause it is; the eradication of cancer and support for those who have been affected by this disease. Every year during Relay, we walk the track in many different ways each of us according to how cancer has affected our lives. We hold hands with fellow survivors or caregivers as we laugh and cry together or sometimes we silently walk in solitude as we say a prayer for those battling the disease or reflect on the lives we have lost. These are the moments Relay For Life of Southington becomes our refuge and a place for hope. Hope that one day no one will have to experience what we have. The event is always aweinspiring. Thousands of people walking the track, over 300 survivors and caregivers

sharing a dinner donated by local restaurants, kids of all ages running with friends and supporting their community, luminaries in honor and memory of loved ones lighting up the night, town council members, board of ed members, teachers, business owners, churches, people from all walks of life coming together and supporting each other. The perfect picture of this is the “The Purple Glove Dance,” a music video created this year that features over 30 different Southington groups dancing with purple gloves to show their support for Relay. You can watch it on YouTube under “Southington Relay Purple Glove Dance.” Now that’s community coming together! And where do all your generous donations go? They fund innovative research, education, advocacy and pa-

Government Meetings

Tuesday, June 22 Housing authority, DiCaprio-Forgione Terrace, 408 Main St., 7 p.m. Zoning board of appeals, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 24 Board of education, town hall council chambers, 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 28 Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 1 Board of water commissioners, Water Department, 605 W. Queen St, 6 p.m. Conservation commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, July 6 Planning and zoning commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 8 Board of education, Hatton Elementary School, 50 Spring Lake Road, 7:30 p.m. Board of police commissioners, Southington Police Department Community Room, 69 Lazy Lane, 6 p.m. Monday, July 12 Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 13 Senior citizen commission, Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., 6:30 p.m. Zoning board of appeals, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m.

tient services. They pay for wigs, latex gloves, petri dishes, and microscopes. Your money helps Relay volunteers to travel to Washington as advocates and awards college scholarships to young cancer survivors. Your donations have helped pay for over 6,000 rides to doctors appointments and supports a 24-hour hotline with real people on the other end of the phone answering questions and researching answers to the questions they don’t know. It created and funds 29 Hope Lodges throughout the United States, where cancer patients and their families can stay free when treatment far from home is their only option. You have made a difference. You are making a difference and for that we celebrate you and all your time and effort. We thank you for partying with us in 2010. It was a record-breaking year in support, community and donations. So party on, party animals, and keep on celebrating life! Rosemary Champagne, Joyce McAloon and Mary DeCroce Southington Rosemary Champagne, Joyce McAloon and Mary DeCroce were tri-chairwomen for Relay For Life of Southington 2010.

We are only guests on Earth To the editor: This April, I took a ride up amongst the hills of

Southington. There was Crescent Lake like a diamond setting on green velvet, and the reservoirs where the deep blue of the sky is delineated from its reflection by the new greenery. On either side were the orchards with the overwhelming beauty of blossoming apple and peach trees. Now and then, a gentle breeze wafted their subtle fragrance, and I wondered if the Garden of Eden might have been something like this, ’cause, it was about as close to Heaven this old sinner ever hopes to get. Enter the serpent: down the road came a tractor pulling a giant tank of Monsanto concoctions. The rest of the trip home was all down hill, past the junction of Butler and Queen where the bulldozers and shovels were digging away at a new venture where the outcry of the residents four years ago forestalled a third carwash on Queen Street. I am reminded of that same meeting where Carpenter Industries gained permission to further destroy the Quinnipiac flood-plain over at the junction of Townline Road and Route 177. One building and piles of broken asphalt, concrete blocks, gravel and assorted machinery mark the end of the fertile land it took nature millenniums to create. The rebuff comes back: “It’s their land. They can do what they want with it.” There is where I differ. It is See Letters, next page

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only “theirs” because a manmade and terribly flawed economic concept says it is, and we have fallen slave to this miscreant. In fact, these local usurpers who like to call themselves “developers” are so sure of things that they have started a plan to convert Spring Street into a four lane road, even before the judge’s decision arrives on the Smoron property. We are only guests here and it behooves us to act accordingly. The life of one man is less than a blink of the eye in comparison to that of the earth, and the life of this planet is even more minute in comparison to that of the universe. Mankind is a mere nothing that has overestimated his importance. Our ignorance is now showing on a national scale down in the Gulf of Mexico. We are in over our heads. We cannot stop because our economic systems say we can’t. Even a child knows that if you let the air out of a balloon, it will collapse, and we are removing the earth’s shock absorber as if it will have no irreparable consequences. It is imperative that we have another energy source. Nuclear power is out. Our drilling and diggings have so weakened the earth’s crust that it is no longer a safe place to store waste that is lethal for 10,000 years. No matter how traumatic it may be to our economic system, a hydrogen-based energy system is a must… not a choice. This is an advocacy made 20 years ago, but unheard amidst the cacophony of the “developers.” Harold E. Gerrish Jr. Southington

Playscape now a reality

To the editor: To each and every one of you who so generously donated money, raffle prizes and supported our pasta dinner for the Prado children, we are forever grateful. You took that phrase, “It takes a village,” to a new level. Who could ever imagine this kind of support? We

were overwhelmed to say the least. Your love and concern made this dream come true. The playscape is scheduled to be delivered and installed June 22. I can already hear the screams of joy and delight coming from these three boys. In closing, a special thanks goes out to Kate Kupstis from the Southington Health Department for jumping on board with this project with boundless energy and a burning desire to reach out to this family. She is an extraordinary woman, and I was honored to work alongside her and form a new friendship. May God bless you all. You are all special angels of this family. Rachel Wache Southington Rachel Wache is the president of American Legion Auxiliary, Kiltonic Unit 72, Southington.

Support makes event successful To the editor: Children’s World Languages would like to extend thanks to all of the children and families who made the Regional Scrabble Tournament last Saturday such a success. There were over 20 young competitors ranging in age from 4 to 14 from six different towns throughout New Haven County. Children’s World Languages and sponsors provided all of the activities, game boards and awards to make it a great day. The first place winner was 12-year-old Tala Mayumi K. Cohen who stunned competitors with several words placed down in foreign languages, each of which awarded 10 extra points to her score. Many families came out to support CWL and enjoy the carnival activities. The moonbounce provided by the Southington-Cheshire YMCA was a big hit, as was the old-fashioned popcorn, cotton candy, beverages, balloons and Frisbees. Long lines accumulated around the numerous face-painters present, as this was a huge hit. The children had fun with the Scrabble matches, and

winners were in awe of the great prizes awarded. Rocky the Rock Cat was a fun guest who cheered on the Scrabble players as well as kids at the many other sporting events going on that day at the complex. Children’s World Languages is grateful to have had such great corporate support to make the event

possible. Our sponsors are esteemed and varied, stepping up from all over New England, including the following: Dairy Queen, SnipIts of Southington, Southington-Cheshire YMCA, Staples, and Home Depot of Southington. Visit them through our Web site,

Children’s World Languages is a federally recognized 501(c)3 organization working toward helping children become educated in other languages and cultures. Lauren Villecco Cheshire Lauren Villecco is president of Children’s World Languages.

YMCA recognizes 100th anniversary of Father’s Day By John Meyers Special to The Citizen This year, the Southington Community YMCA will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Father’s Day. First celebrated in June 1910 at the Spokane YMCA in Washington, Father’s Day is now recognized all over the world. Our YMCA is proud to join in this historic celebration honoring fathers. Dads and moms play a paramount role in children’s lives, and the Y is committed to helping foster those relationships. Father’s Day was founded by Sonora Louis Smart Dodd, the daughter of a single father who served in the Civil War. On Mother’s Day in 1909, Smart Dodd heard a sermon honoring mothers and wondered why there was no similar tribute for fathers. With the support of ministers in

Spokane, Smart Dodd launched the first Father’s Day celebration at the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910. President Richard Nixon signed Father’s Day into law in 1972. Today, our Y remains committed to strengthening families. We offers programs that foster understanding and companionship between children and their dads – and moms – such as Adventure guides, parent/child swim, and arts and crafts. The Y has also been a place for families to spend time together, enhance their overall wellness and stay connected with others in the community. As we enter our summer season, our Y offers YMCA Camp Sloper to the community on Sundays for local families to enjoy. Kick back and relax, Southington’s dads: Happy Father’s Day. John Myers is the executive director of the Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs

School Reunions Plainville High School Class of 1960 is planning its 50th reunion in October 2010. Contact information is needed for missing classmates: Harlan Blaisdell, Dorothy (Chambelain) Smith, Thomas Edwards, Gail (Fanion) Kraus, Elaine (Grendell) Schell, Clifton Holt, Sara

(Neumann) Jones, Lynda (Little) Lanaro, Carol (Loyd) Blaisdell, Judith (MacFarland) Fuelhart and Paul Moschini. Contact Kathie Lickwar at (860) 548-7489 and leave a message. Southington High School Class of 1965 is planning its 45th reunion to

be held aboard Lady Catherine Cruise/brunch on Saturday, Oct. 9 at 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact Jean (Wolack) Amenta at (860) 331-9062, Joanne (Casale) Salerno at (203) 8794598, Elaine (Plante) Stewart at (860) 621-0696 or MaryAnn Testa at (203) 715-9238.

The Fun CT Fact of the Week The always much-anticipated summer break for Connecticut schoolchildren has arrived and their families are busy making plans to ensure it is another fun and memorable one. Some children will be heading to the beach with their families, high school graduates will be preparing to leave for college while younger children are looking forward to meeting new friends and learning exciting things at summer camp. Did you know the first boys’ camp in America was the Gunn Camp, located in Washington, Conn., in 1861? — Office of Gov. M. Jodi Rell


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Garden Citizen photos by Kaitlyn Naples

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Uta Zickfield, garden club president, welcomes visitors to the “Remember When” flower exhibit at the Barnes Museum.

them, and apples and grains because the horses eat them,” said Bouchard. “It took me a few weeks to come up with a design but putting it together took about two hours.” Bouchard said this is not her first time designing flower arrangements. She has put together large and small arrangements for

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1926 arrangement. “I liked the pink of the room,” she said. “I added lilies, baby’s breath, carnations and fern because it was very feminine.” Zickfeld said the first meeting of the garden club was in April 1960 and was named the Orchard Valley Garden Club of Southington in June. In

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An Evening Under the Stars It was an Evening Under the Stars on June 5 in Lakeville as Community Mental Health Affiliates’s Northwest Center for Family Services hosted its annual fundraiser. Southington resident, Raymond Gorman, is president and chief executive officer of the organization. The evening began at Lakeville United Methodist Church with a performance of Chasing the Tiger, author Gail Sheehy’s witty and poignant page-to-stage adaptation of her new book, “Passages in Caregiving,” which chronicles her experience caring for her husband as they battled with his illnesses over his last 17 years. Sheehy narrated the play as nationally renowned actors Jill Clayburgh, Ed and Star Herrmann, and Rick Trabucco played the roles. Guests then moved next door for the gala outside

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Actor Edward Herrmann, left, and Southington resident, Raymond Gorman, president and chief executive officer of Community Mental Health Affiliates, chat at “An Evening Under the Stars,” a gala fundraiser to benefit CMHA’s Northwest Center for Family Services on June 5 in Lakeville. CMHA’s Northwest Center for Family Services. The event raised $60,800, and all proceeds will support vital counseling and behavioral

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Wednesday afternoon Learning Center Clubs in the Perry Room from 1 to 3 p.m., Computer Club: June 23. Genealogy Club: June 30. There is no charge for admission and all are welcome. The “Double Play” Lobsters and Luck will be held on Thursday, Aug. 5, from 8 a.m., returning by 7:45 p.m., Mohegan Sun Casino and George’s of Galilee, Galilee,

R.I. Trip includes: Bus transport, Mohegan Sun Casino lunch and bonus, lobster dinner and driver’s gratuity. There is a cost to attend. Note: There is a full flight of stairs at George’s. No elevator/ramp access is available. Nantucket Rail and Sail trip scheduled for Sept. 23 to 24. There is a cost to attend. Mark the calendar for the June 4 trip sale at 8:45 a.m.

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Friday, June 18, 2010 — The Southington Citizen

Community must be more active in event honoring Dr. King By Robin Lee Michel The Southington Citizen

event as a “church thing;” it is not, she said. It is a mission in which all people, of every race, faith or economic background, should be interested and involved. Committee members, many of whom have been involved since the event first started, would like to see an infusion of new ideas for 2011. In the past, the program included music, a guest speaker, a discussion panel and the presentation of book awards to two middle school students who best exemplify the spirit of King. A similar format is being considered, however, new people can bring fresh ideas,

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Group is planning a car wash and bake sale for Saturday, June 19, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the church, 581 Meriden Ave. Donations appreciated. Proceeds will be given to a local charity. From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., the church will also have an outdoor tag sale. People who are interested in renting a spot can call the church office, (860) 628-8121 to pay in advance. For a fee, people can bring their own table and set up in a parking spot to sell their items; they will keep their own proceeds. Tailgate tag sale — Plantsville Congregational Church will hold a tailgate tag sale on Saturday, June 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the church parking lot at 109 Church St., Plantsville. In case of rain, the tag sale will be re-scheduled for the same hours on June 26. All proceeds will be donated to the church. For more information, call the church office at 860-628-5595.



Fathers Day breakfast — Sons of the American Legion 72, 66 Main St. will be having a Fathers Day breakfast on Sunday, June 20 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Breakfast will feature steak, eggs cooked to order, omelets, pancakes, bacon, sausage, hash, home fries, toast, coffee and juice. There is a fee to attend. Information call (860) 621-4243.



Historical society annual meeting — The Southington Historical Society will host its annual meeting Monday, June 21, 7:30 p.m., at the historical center building, 239 Main St. The annual meeting is See Calendar, next page


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the V. Nanfito Roofing Company. Saturday, July 24, noon: carnival offers discounted children’s rides; 3 p.m., The Great Leone magic act for children, followed by the Southington All-Stars; 8:30 p.m., Aaron Caruso and Christina Luna, featured act, followed by other entertainers. Festival will close 11 p.m. Sunday, July 25, 10:30 a.m.: Italian Mass sponsored by DellaVecchia Funeral Home. The Mass will include song by the Ladies Rosary Society, and a two-block procession, led by the Italian Men’s Group, festival patrons and

Middletown Italian Marching Band, sponsored by Serafino Pharmacy; 11:30 a.m., booths open; 1 p.m., entertainment; 2 p.m., New Scorpio Band, followed by other entertainers until the 6 p.m. closing. Special tents will be available for seating and admission is free. Lower Center Street will be closed for the festival from High Street to North Liberty. Dogs, skateboards and bicycles are not permitted. For more information, call the chamber of commerce, at (860) 628-8036.

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gathering of the Connecticut Accordion Association will be held on Sunday, June 27 at 1 p.m. at Spartan II Restaurant, 930 MeridenWaterbury Road, Plantsville.


meant for the members of the historical society to hear of what has been going on during the past year, elect officers, make any proposed changes to the organization’s bylaws and learn of upcoming programs and events. During 2010, the historical society will be celebrating its 45th anniversary year. For more information, contact Ken DiMauro, acting president, (860) 628-6168. Free YMCA Fitness Program — 8 Weeks to a Better You is a free fitness program offered by the Southington Community YMCA through collaboration with the Southington Health Department. Participants must be a Southington resident 18 years and older. This program is open to non-YMCA members. Female participants have the option of using the Southington YMCA’s Women’s Health and Wellness Center during this program. Participants will be guided through a fitness consultation and equipment orientation by certified staff and progress will be charted. The program runs from June 21 to August 13 from 10:30 to 11:30 am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Babysitting service is available for a fee. Space is limited. Information: (860) 6285597. Last day of school — Monday, June 21 will be the last day of school for Southington students.

brary, 255 Main St., lower level. Program speaker will be Rob Dietter from Dietter’s Water Gardens in North Haven on water gardening basics. Non-member reservations required, contact at email Southington Genealogy — On Tuesday, June 22, Ruth Glasser, a professor at the University of Connecticut, will be speaking on “Oral History Nuts and Bolts” at the Southington Genealogical Society meeting at 7:30 p.m. , outhington Police Headquarters, 69 Lazy Lane. Her presentation will cover what oral history entails, what people need to know about planning and executing oral history interviews and, as time allows, practice interviewing and questions and answers. The meeting is free. The society regularly meets at 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every month, except December.

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No easy button for Staples as Knights win By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

Every artist knows that a masterpiece never begins as such. It becomes something special over time. The initial smears of paint are simply colors on a blank palate representing anything but the Mona Lisa-type painting that the work of art could become. So when the Southington Blue Knights boys volleyball team (20-1) came out flat as can be in the Class L state title game against Staples, losing game one 25-10, there was no need for panic because like a painting, that first game resembled the first few brush strokes on the canvas, not the final product. “We knew exactly what plays they were going to run and they ran it to a tee,” and they couldn’t stop Staples head coach Lou Gianacopolos said. Then he explained what he said to his team after game one in hopes of turning things around. “What got us here was having fun and that’s why you joined the volleyball team,” Gianacopolos said of the message to the team. “You guys have fun when you play this game, that’s why you love it; because you have fun and enjoy it so why don’t we play that way?” Co-captain Nick DeFeo further explained the outcome. “Brendan (Charamut) and I had been here before, Mitch (Oshana) has been here before, none of the other guys had been here before,” DeFeo said. “It was the first game, they didn’t know what to expect, they came out nervous. But we got in the huddle after the game and regrouped, did our thing, played Southington volleyball and started going from there.” And when the artists from Southington high were finished, the result was breath-

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Brendan Charamut (22) spikes the final point in game five as Southington would go on to win 15-11 (as is visible on scoreboard at top of photo) to clinch the title. For more photos from the Class L title game, visit “The feeltaking – finaling I can’t dely, after three scribe right years of finnow,” senior ishing secco-captain ond-best to and tournathe Wreckers, ment most the Knights valuable climbed the p l a y e r mountain, Charamut summited explained. Everest, rep“I’m happy, resented by I’m overthe kids from joyed, I’m Fairfield just happy Country, and that we won. hoisted their “Everyfirst ever body played state champitheir hearts onship trophy Photo by Matt Leidemer out, I’m just for boys volleyball. Jeff Drogosek gets so proud of “It’s too pumped up after a big my team.” “At first I amazing,” the point. was wondersenior DeFeo said. “The ultimate goal is ing what my reaction was gothe state championship and ing to be once it happened, game point,” Gianacopolos we have one now.”

described. “And (I reacted as if) it was just another match, it meant a lot more, I kid you not. But then I saw all the team together, and I said, ‘Wow, we won.’” The match was everything it was hyped up to be: thrilling, with momentum constantly swinging back and forth; big points from stars on both side; a raucous crowd and storylines abound. The result – 10-25, 28-26, 25-23, 19-25, 15-11 – three games to two win for Southington. Fittingly, Southington’s first point in game one came via a DeFeo – 52 assists, eight digs, a block and three kills – kill, its last and championship point came from none other than Charamut – 29 kills, 17 digs, two blocks and an assist. “I really don’t know what

happened to tell you the truth,” Charamut said of his 29th kill, which registered the all important 15th point of game five. “I don’t know if I swung at the ball, if it tipped the block, hit somebody else on the other side. “All I know is that I hit it, I saw it go out and I got jumped (by my teammates) and it was the absolute best feeling in the world.” In that final game, every point is so crucial because instead of playing to 25, the game goes to 15. DeFeo, coincidentally, got things started serving with an early few points to get the Knights rolling. “The first couple of points, you get the momentum going and I just wanted

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Southington officially Volleyball Capital of Connecticut By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

So I’ll be the first one to proclaim that for this school year and into the fall, the Southington Blue Knights are officially the “High School Volleyball Capital of Connecticut.” “This year, yes we are,” Brendan Charamut agrees. This coming after the girls won their first ever state title in volleyball in the fall against Fairfield Ludlowe, only to be followed by

the boys victory against Staples, just seven months later. I’m sure you, the readers, have heard the phrase “[Blank] Capital of the U.S.A.,” as a nickname type of saying. Customarily filling in the blank is perhaps, “Boise, Idaho,” known as, well, maybe “Potato Capital of the U.S.A,” (they have good potatoes in Idaho). Or let’s take “Chapel Hill, N.C.” and call it “College Basketball Capital of the U.S.A,” (because they’re good in college basketball). Even closer to home, “Storrs, Conn.” is certainly “College Women’s Basket-

ball Capital of the U.S.A,” (I don’t have to explain that one, right?). So now that Southington has captured both volleyball titles in one season, I anoint them the “High School Volleyball Capital of Connecticut,” at least for this year. Let’s give the background to my prestigious honor. Boys volleyball in the state of Connecticut was only sanctioned by the Connecticut Interscholastic Athlete Conference (CIAC) in 2001, so the catch is that schools across the state have only had 10 years to try and accomplish the double-dip


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feat. Moreover, the boys team at Southington High has only been in existence since 2003, making their state title even more impressive. But the feat of winning both volleyball titles in the same year under the CIAC has only happened once (I’m excluding any times it may have happened prior to both being CIAC sanctioned), Darien did it in 2008 when the girls won Class L (the second largest division) and the boys won Class M (the smaller of the two divisions). Furthermore, though, head girls coach Rich Heitz said that he was “Glad it happened in the same year,” referring to the dual-championship, and “Glad we sent (the retiring) Principal McGrath out with a few state championships.” What makes the appointment of this title carry more weight is that Southington did it in the biggest class possible. The girls won Class LL, the boys Class L, further evidence that the capital resides in Southington. “Volleyball over the last five or seven years has been growing in interest (in Southington) and the success of the teams and I think this year was the culmination of a lot of hard work on behalf of the coaches and players,” Heitz said. Though before coming to the final conclusion that Southington is “The Capital,” let’s give some numbers

to assert my words. Of the 39 CIAC sanctioned boys volleyball teams, all but one also has a girls team – Xavier High is an all-boys school. One other exception is the boys have a Fairfield

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cial. only their second appear“I think it’s great for the ance in the finals (the other Continued from page 32 appearance came in 1995), school,” he said. “I think we’re definitely on the map.” well that’s saying someCo-op, consisting of both Heitz said he’ll leave the thing. Fairfield Ludlowe and labeling to those looking on, “I think Southington is Warde, while the girls have but did say that it’s nice that definitely the capital of voltwo separate teams. That bepeople are talking about leyball [this year],” head ing said, I digress. Southington in such high recoach of the boys Lou GiFor the boys, there are 19 gard. anacopolos said. teams in Class L, giving Humorously, when furHeitz was not so quickly Southington, mathematicalther asking Gianacopolos to place a formal title on it, ly, a 5.3 (1/19) percent chance about the feat, he was the but said it was certainly speto win a title. On the girls side, there are 35 teams in Class LL, making life for them even more difficult, a 2.9 (1/35) percent chance for victory. Sports are 24/7 in Southington and to keep up with You ready for the kicker: everything going on, check out the new Southington Citithe chance that both zen Sports Blog and Twitter account. Just visit Southington volleyball and click on the sports blog teams would win a title in link on the home page. There you’ll find sports editor the same season based nothMichael Guerrera’s thoughts on events – Southington and ing on the quality of the opworldwide, as well as breaking news, live Blue Knight ponents and only on quantiscore updates via Twitter and more. It’s also your chance tative data is .15 percent to leave comments, suggestions, complaints, etc. and get (1/19 x 1/35). Let me repeat involved. Visit today. that: .15 PERCENT. (If you


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about the Southington athlete?” What owning both titles does say is one simple thing. “Boys and girls, we both did a great job this year,” Nick DeFeo said. Well put Nick. Congrats to both teams.

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The Southington Soccer Club had a terrific showing at the Cheshire Quinnipiac tournament. The 15-under girls were the champions of their tournament as they won two games and tied one, sending them to the finals against Shelton where they finished regulation and two overtimes tied at zero. Then in the second set of penalty kicks, the girls won 1-0. The 10-under girls, coached by Cathy Deponte, played well in their first experience in a tournament. The 12-under girls with Petrit Gazaferi did very well in the tournament with a record of 1-1-2. The 19-under girls won all their games, but lost in the final 2-1.

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include only the playoff qualifying teams from the past school year the number goes up to a still minuscule .37 percent.) What that number basically means is that every 100 years, the chance that both teams would win the volleyball title in the same season might not even come along once in those 100 years. So for the boys to do it in their eighth season of existence and the girls to finally get their first ever title in

one posing the questions that I’ll leave those reading this to answer. “Having a boys championship and a girls championship all in one year, What does that say about the program?” Gianacopolos asked. “What does that say about the school? What does it say

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Team the driving force for Knights during championship run By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

In the previous three years, there were times when the talent that the Southington boys volleyball team boasted was equal to their Staples opponents and even at times superior compared to this year’s Knights. So why did this group get it done? It’s a pretty simple answer: Because they were a team and a pretty darn good one. “The past four years we’ve

had some great players, we’ve had some phenomenal players the past four years, this team does not compare to any of those; they’re so much more,” Brendan Charamut explained. “Not just because they’re my team, but we’ve become such good, close friends through the season. Through hard work, team dinners, hanging out during and after school. This is just the absolute best team I could ever ask to play on.” From game one to game 21, team has been emphasized by the players, but even more importantly by the coach

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Head coach Lou Gianacopolos talks to his team within the huddle during a timeout against Staples. who recited what he had been preaching all season about his squad after the title victory. “We’ve had great players before and I’ve said this before, this is the greatest team that I’ve had so far,” head coach Lou Gianacopolos said. But a group of individuals doesn’t just become a team

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both talked about team, but during his postgame talk after the biggest game of his life, Charamut, the tournament most valuable player and arguably the best player in the state, had one thing on his mind – team. “I love these guys so much,” Charamut said of his Knights squad. “They have put so much work into this team, they’ve put so much work into this season, I cannot be more proud of my team. “I’m so happy I led this

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Walters finishes season strong

North Baseball Little League Results Majors Division May 13 Athletics 9, Marlins 3 Mike Taylor, Andrew Rogalski, and Matt Koczera pitched well for the A’s. Joey Koczera, Brendan Taylor, and Mike Ranagan made great plays in the field. For the Marlins, Jonathan Gray, Matt Madore, Logan LaRosa, and Justin Makles had hits. Makles and and Madore

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Ravin Walters puts the shot at the Class LL outdoor track meet. He placed third in that event, while finishing fourth in discus and first in the javelin. He was 11th at the open in the shot put. He competed in the decathalon for Southington this past week on Tuesday and Wednesday .

pitched well. Drew Van Alm Kerk and Sean Garrison played great defense. May 14 Dodgers 6, Orioles 3 Brian Tomasco went 3-for3 and Andrew Spitz and Griffin Ramey had big hits for the Dodgers. Excellent defense in center by Trevor Dufresne. For the Orioles, Jeremy Spooner had two hits. Jimmy Terray pitched awe-

somely. May 15 Pirates 6, Angels 4 Devin Prive pitched a complete game for the Pirates, with 12 strikeouts. Eric Scnalon had a run-scoring single. For the Angels, Jacob Bocek and Jake Walasewicz pitched well. Alex Gorr hit two doubles. Ted Mourges, Nate Blitz, and Mitch Baker

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losses, Charamut explained why in his fourth chance at Continued from page 31 Staples, he wasn’t going to accept any other result than to put [the serve] where coach the state title. told me to put it and they “We just came out and we made their mistakes,” DeFeo wanted it more this year,” explained. Charamut explained. “After Coming in, the Staples three years of losing, it just Wreckers had simply domi- meant something to us. nated boys volleyball since it “I was not leaving this became a CIAC sanctioned gym without a win tonight. I sport in 2001. They had won left everything out on that their class state title eight of floor. I’m surprised I’m the nine seasons coming into standing right now.” this year. Included in those Charamut was the star of eight were four straight Class the game, getting big kills L titles over the last four and big plays when the years, three of them, the last Knights struggled in the bethree, coming at the hands of ginning and when they were Southington. Possibly the looking to close things out at most impressive number was the end. And while the the 101-match win streak Sta- Knights as a team were ples was riding. Next season, champs, Betts pointed to the number starts back up at Charamut as being a major one. problem for the Wreckers. “I have to give Southington “I remember playing a lot of credit,” Staples head against him last year,” Betts coach Bruce Betts said. “That explained. “I sure know him is a great team and if we had this year. He’s really good. to go out, that’s the way to go We threw up a pretty good block and he’s hitting the out; to be beaten by the best. “This is the way a champi- ball through the block, over onship match should be the block, he was all over the place. He’s just a great player. played.” “We hadn’t seen anyone After three years of bitter


like that all year.” As for his MVP, Gianacopolos, in classic style, said Charamut was OK. “He was phenomenal today and he was the MVP, but I’ve actually seen moments where he’s better,” Gianacopolos said candidly, joking about his star hitter. “But having Brendan as a leader on the court and off the court, you have someone with talent who’s played the game four years in a row,” Gianacopolos said more seriously. “He’s played in the offseason four years in a row. He’s going on to play in [college]. He’s the total athlete.” Amongst the great performances from every Blue Knight that took the floor all year, one star that shined bright on the big stage was that of junior Mike Cannata, who finished with seven kills and only one hitting error. “Cannata, he was money,” Gianacopolos said. “For a first-year player, Mike did phenomenal. He didn’t show any nervousness tonight. He was new at this and I con-

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gratulate him.” Other contributors were senior Jeff Drogosek – 13 kills, 10 digs; senior Neal Ayotte – seven kills, 14 digs; senior Mike Connolly – six kills,

four blocks; and senior Oshana – 19 digs. Along with the above group, add in DeFeo and Charamut and the Knights will be losing their entire starting lineup. The final graduating senior will be Zack Etter. Finally, most impressive

about the continued growth of volleyball in Southington is the attachment by the fans. A crowded and vibrant student section filled the seats of Conard High, using their various cheers and chants to both inspire Southington and distract Staples and they then took to rushing the floor

when the championship was clinched. “We had a lot of fans here,” Gianacopolos said. “When you have the crowd like that, we fuel off of that and the excitement.” So it was a little bit of everything. The crowd, some

stars, a great team and even more so, a lot of perseverance and a lot of hard work and now the Knights can say, in only their eighth year as a CIAC program and fourth trip to a state title, they’re state champs. 1162059

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Mike Del Buono, who is from Southington and attended Xavier High School, just finished a successful junior year for the boys lacrosse team at Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, Fla. He was named the Deep South Conference Player of the Week twice (March 22 and April 12) as well as being named Saint Leo’s Male Athlete of the Week once. He was named to both the All-Deep South Conference first team as well as the Deep South all-tournament team. He was selected to the USILA Division II All-American honorable mention team. He set the single-season record for ground balls with 110. He finished the year ranked third nationally in ground ball per game and in face-off win percentage.

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Gavin Stakey shined defensively. Athletics 14, White Sox 3 Mark Horanzy pitched five

May 19 White Sox 5, Braves 3 For the White Sox, Keegan

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team and I was a captain of this team.â&#x20AC;? This is a special thing because a player with Charamutâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s talent can often phase out of the team aspect and the aforementioned comment would never touch the rhetoric that he would divulge. But Charamut is of a different mold and when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re best player is all about the team, everyone else falls in line. Then thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s DeFeo, maybe the high schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most gifted senior athlete, starring in soccer, basketball and volleyball and being named a captain in each sport. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a reason he was bestowed with such a title season after season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Phenomenal leadership,â&#x20AC;? Gianacopolos said when he thinks of DeFeo. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nick has the work ethic that is far from anyone Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever coached before and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure his other coachers would

agree; Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure his teachers would agree, his parents would agree. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Strong work ethic and he has passion for whatever he is doing.â&#x20AC;? Gianacopolos said that DeFeo could start playing lacrosse tomorrow and he would give it 110 percent, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just the athlete he is. After looking at both of those players, it is clear why the formula for success worked out just perfectly â&#x20AC;&#x201C; because both captains, no matter the talent level they possessed, always had the team goal â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to win a championship â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ahead of all others. Gianacopolos during the year had gone so far as to say, as was referenced earlier, that this may not have been his most talented team, but it was his greatest thanks to one thing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The strongest thing that we have is chemistry,â&#x20AC;? Gianacopolos said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These guys, in and out of school, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re playing soccer together, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re playing baseball together, not in town

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Registration open for town recreation programs

The Southington Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registration for classes. For more information or to register, call (860) 276-6219 or visit or e-mail When schools are closed due to bad weather, vacations, holidays, school activities or other reasons, the

class will not be held. The activity schedule can be seen on the Web site Summer hoops — This program is for Southington youth entering grades five through eight in the fall of 2010. There is a fee. Games will be played at Panthorn Park for seven weeks beginning on Wednesday nights

last year, if available, and the child’s birth certificate. Classes will begin the following week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for one half hour each day or Tuesdays and Thursdays for forty-five minutes, depending on your child’s swim level and availability. Swim lessons will be offered in the morning during the weekdays; however, specific times will not be determined until registration. There is a fee. Golf lessons — The Southington Parks & Recreation Department will offer golf lessons for golfers ages 7 to adults. The sessions are as follows: Session II will be held on June 24, July 1, 8, 15 and 22; Session III will be held on Aug. 12, 19, 26, Sept. 2 and 9. These sessions will be held at Hawk’s Landing Country Club, Pattonbrook

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weeks with performances on July 22 and 23. The Spotlights will run six weeks and the performance will be held on July 29 and 30. In the event of low registration or budget cuts, both programs will be combined and will perform on July 29 and 30. There is a fee for all three programs. There will be a discount for families with more than one child in the program. For further information, call the Parks and Recreation Department, at (860) 276-6219, or contact Lisa Carroll, program coordinator, at Adult fitness programs — The winter/spring session of the adult fitness program will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., May 27, June 1, 8, 10, 15 and 17. These classes will be held at the Kennedy Middle School gymnasium, 1071 S. Main St., and will consist of low/high aerobics and strength training with free weights, and are open to Southington residents only. When schools are closed due to inclement weather, vacations, holidays or a school activity is being held, there will be no class. Registration will take place prior to the first class. Participants are asked to arrive at 6:15 p.m. for registration. Registration is ongoing and the fee is prorated based on the number of re-

maining classes. There are no refunds. Participants can bring a mat and free weights between 1 and 10 pounds. No children are allowed and participants are reminded to wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. For further information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department. Playground Program — This summer program takes place at DePaolo Middle School and is open to Southington residents only that are entering grades one through six in September. The Playground Program is held Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and includes arts and crafts, games, swimming and field trips (for an additional fee). Transportation is provided for field trips only. Openings remain only in Session III and IV. Session III: July 26 to

Aug. 6, for children entering grades four, five and six. Session IV: One week, Aug. 9 to 13, for children entering grades one to six. There is a cost for the program. Proof of residency and a birth certificate is required. Residents can register at the Parks and Recreation Department. Tennis lessons — The Southington Parks and Recreation Department will offer three two-week sessions of instructional tennis this summer. The program includes instruction for ages 4 years to 18 years. Each session meets Monday through Thursday for two weeks using Fridays as rain dates, if necessary. The location will be at the Southington High School tennis courts. Session I will run June 28, 29, 30, July 1, 6, 7, 8 and 9; Session II will


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Property Transfers

Estate of Valerie Kubala to Jeffrey Smith, 150 Marion Ave., $219,500. George E. Schaedler Jr. to Kids Realty LLC, 1155 Old Turnpike Road, $112,000. Dorothy Lavoie to John G. Tiniakos, 82 Parkview Drive, $165,000. Tammy K. Weaver to Monika K. Fox, 51B Academy Lane, $228,000. Kenneth R. and Nancie J.

Nurczyk to Jamison and Kelley Babcock, 511 Curtiss St., $247,000. Secure Real Estate Management Inc. to Caitlin E. Brubaker, 90 Mill Pond Road, $235,000. Kenneth and Jodi Kirk to Kevin A. Kupstis, unit 9, 176 Atwater St., $169,000. Brandon and Jennifer Thomas to Kaitlin F. Hayes, 19 Howard Ave., $210,000.


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Zailskas awarded

Robert Nadile, 160 Deerbrooke Circle, swimming pool, $2,000. Jennifer Dabkowski, 54 Pine Hollow Drive, house, $94,000. Michael Valentin, 32 Baldwin Circle, swimming pool, $3,000. Marek Barniak, 32 Preli Court, roofing, $2,000. Carrie Kerns, 247 DeFashion St., deck, $3,000. Warren Beane, 131 Michael Drive, swimming pool, $7,000. John Swift, 75 Hazelwood Drive, remodeling, $16,000.

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SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE The Southington Public School System is accepting bids for a Folding Dividing Door at the Southington High School gymnasium. Bids may be obtained by contacting the Purchasing Department at 49 Beecher Street, Southington CT 860.628.3200. A mandatory walk-through will be held on June 22, 2010 at 1:00 pm. Prospective bidders are to meet at the main entrance of Southington High School, 720 Pleasant Street, Southington CT. Sealed bids are due on or before 2:30 p.m. EDST June 28, 2010 at which time they will be opened publicly. SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE The Southington Public School System is accepting bids for a Hot Water Heater at Strong School. Bids may be obtained by contacting the Purchasing Department at 49 Beecher Street, Southington CT 860.628.3200. A mandatory walk-through will be held on June 22, 2010 at 9:00 am. Prospective bidders are to meet at the main entrance of Strong School, 860 Marion Avenue, Plantsville CT. Sealed bids are due on or before 2:30 pm EDST June 28, 2010 at which time they will be opened publicly.

TAG SALES TAG SALES PLANTSVILLE 355 Old Turnpike Rd. Saturday, June 26. 8am-4pm. Large tag sale. A little bit of everything and more! Rain or shine. SOUTHINGTON - Estate Sale 57 South Shire Dr. June 19, 9am-3pm. Couches, tables, chairs, tv, small appliances & electronics.

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SOUTHINGTON ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS LEGAL NOTICE The Southington Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Council Chambers, 75 Main Street, 2nd floor, Southington, Connecticut for the following purposes: A. A P P E A L # 5 7 9 0 A , Application of Southington Apple Harvest Festival Committee for special exception approval to host the 42nd Annual Apple Harvest Festival on October 1-3 & October 8-10, 2010 under Sections 4-01.31A & 15-05 of the Zoning Regulations, 75 Main Street (Town Green & surrounding area), property of the Town of Southington & others in a CB zone. B. APPEAL #5791A, Application of Joel A. Miglietta to vary the front yard setback from 50’ to 35’ and the side yard setback from 30’ to 15’ to add a level to an existing nonconforming home under Sections 7A-00 & 15-04 of the Zoning Regulations, 280 Laning Street (rear) in an R-40 zone. C. * * A P P E A L # 5 7 7 3 A , Application of Floyd D. Gollnick to (1) appeal ruling of Zoning Enforcement Officer, (2) to vary lot width from 200’ to 78’ and (3) to vary lot area from 80,000 sq. ft. to 26,000 sq. ft. to allow 3 living units, under Sections 304.2B, 9-00 and 15-03 of the Zoning Regulations, 91 aka 89-91 Grove Street, in an R12 zone. Dated this 7th day of June, 2010 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS JOSEPH LAPORTE, CHAIRMAN

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SOUTHINGTON AUTOMOBILES AUTOMOBILES LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PROPERTY SOLD AT TAX SALE The Tax Collector of the Town of Southington, Connecticut, hereby gives Notice that, by these presents and through its agent, a Tax Sale was conducted on May 19, 2010 at 7:00 P.M. on the taxpayer(s) named below for failure to pay real estate taxes due the Town of Southington. In accordance with Connecticut General Statute 12-157 the property address and successful bidder information is listed below: NAME AND ADDRESS OF DELINQUENT TAXPAYER(S): CHEVY IMPALA 2000 CHEVROLET Malibu 2000 Joseph A. Mazzera, 51 Steuben Street, Meriden, CT, 4 Spd Auto, 4 Door, 4 Cylinder. 4 door sedan. Automatic, 6 cyl. 06451, Raymond Mazzera (Deceased), Anna Cusano, c/o #DR1031 $3,488 Excellent cond. New tires. Pasquale Cusano, Executor, 57 Christian Street, WallingBUY HERE - PAY HERE! 76k miles. Must see. $3995. Down payments as low as $588 ford, CT 06492 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106 PROPERTY SOLD: 36 Liberty Street, Assessor’s Map 100, Lot 52, Southington, CT SOLD TO: Town of Southington, 93 Main Street, Southington, CT 06489 PURCHASE PRICE: $10,730.75 NAME AND ADDRESS OF DELINQUENT TAXPAYER(S): Giglio John Miglietta, 60 Germania Street, Southington, CT 06489 PROPERTY SOLD: 60 Germania Street, Assessor’s Map 087, Lot 154, Southington, CT FORD ESCORT SE 1998 4 Door. Automatic. 4 Cylinder. SOLD TO: Joseph Laporte, 719 East Street, Southington, #DR904 $2,288 CT 06489 BUY HERE - PAY HERE! PURCHASE PRICE: $10,730.75 Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106 NAME AND ADDRESS OF DELINQUENT TAXPAYER(S): Giglio John Miglietta, Jr., 10 Kane Street, Southington, CT 06489 PROPERTY SOLD: 367 South End Road, Assessor’s CHEVY IMPALA 2000 Map 043, Lot 075, Southington, CT 4 Spd Auto, 4 Door, 4 Cylinder. SOLD TO: 1 Home LLC, 15 Johnson Road, Wallingford, #DR1031 $3,488 BUY HERE - PAY HERE! CT 06492 Down payments as low as $588 PURCHASE PRICE: $56,000.00 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106 NAME AND ADDRESS OF DELINQUENT TAXPAYER(S): Southington Hospitality Group, LLC, 999 Route 1 South, North Brunswick, NJ 08902 PROPERTY SOLD: 462 Queen Street, Assessor’s Map 157, Lot 011, Southington, CT SOLD TO: Virgo Management CT, LLC, 380 Newark Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030 PURCHASE PRICE: $326,000.00 THE REDEMTION PERIOD EXPIRES NOVEMBER 19, 2010 AT 4:00 P.M. ON ALL OF THE ABOVE LISTED FORD FOCUS 2001 PROPERTIES SE COMFORT W/ZETEC 4 Speed Automatic. 4 Cylinder. If redemption does not take place by the date stated and in #DR1135 $3,288 the manner provided by law, the delinquent taxpayer, and BUY HERE - PAY HERE! all other mortgagees, lien holders and other record encumDown payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106 brancers who have received actual or constructive notice of such sale provided by law, that their respective titles, mortgages, liens and other encumbrancers in such prop- DODGE STRATUS 1998 4 Door. 4 speed. Automatic. erty shall be extinguished. #DR899 $2,988 BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

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AUTOMOBILES MERCURY Stable 1994 wagon 77K orginal. $1950 Mercury Cougar 2002 68K, excellent. $3450. Chevy Blazer 1996 4DR, clean. $2550. (203) 213-1142

(203) 235-1667 SCION TC 2009 One Owner. 5 Speed. Low Miles Only 22,000. Great Gas Mileage w/2.4 Liter 4 Cylinder, Multiple Sunroofs. Like New. #601 Only $15,995 (203) 634-7878

TOYOTA Camry '96 Wagon-4 cyl auto, Ruby w/tan interior, A/C, power, AM-FM cassette, roof rack. Looks good, runs like new. 172,000. 1 owner, very clean. $2700. 860-305-2243 Berlin

HONDA CIVIC COUPE 2002 In these tough economic times we understand how difficult it is to finance a new or used vehicle. #917 Guaranteed Loan Approval Apply Now Brian 1-866-879-1616

SUBARU FORESTER 2.5 X 2009 SUV, 4 Cylinder, Auto, AWD. 24,076 mi #S10330A $22,995 (203) 949-1104


LAWN ROLLER-Handle ModelBrinly/Hardy Model #PRC24BH. Good shape. Paid 100. Sell for $50. 203-631-9766

JEEP Cherokee Sport 2000 4x4, 6 Cylinder, Automatic. 126,031 mi. #9369A $6,500

(203) 235-1667 VOLVO S60 2.5T 2004 One Owner, Automatic, Sunroof, Nice Color Combo, 72K, Loaded, All Service Done By Volvo Dealer. Cheap - Only $10,500 #582 (203) 634-7878


Junk cars, trucks, motorcycles. Free Pickup. Free Removal. Running or not.

TRUCKS & VANS CHEVY KODIAK 1995 C70 Dump Truck - 6 wheeler, 2 speed, split axle, air conditioning, low mileage, 1 owner, must be seen! $7000. Call 860-816-2020


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AIR Conditioning gages. Good condition. $50 or best offer. Ceramic tile. Variety of color and sizes. Left from remodeling. Grout included. $100 or best offer. Ask for Charlie (203) 237-1554

PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION CLASS Required for CT applicants. $100. Call 203-415-1144 TREADMILL-PX-420 made by Sports Craft w/mat. $250 firm. Call 203-272-0241


FURNITURE & APPLIANCES BEDROOM 1940s Mahogany Bureau, Twin Poster Bed and Fancy Mirror all made by Statton and in excellent condition. Please call 203-272-8033 or 203-217-4040. REFRIGERATOR Whirlpool - $400 Double Oven - Whirlpool -$400 Dishwasher Maytag $50 Couch Grey Sectional $200 Appliances-black. 203-213-0512 SLEEPER SOFA Beige color, w/3 pillows Very good cond. $150. Call 203-238-3680 STOVE - Frigidaire Gallery series. 6 months old. White w/grey & black ceramic top. 4 burner w/2 expandable burners. Self cleaning oven. $600 or best offer. (203) 537-6448


203-238-3308 SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS

SWIMMING pools, round, 18 ft X 4 ft deep w/filter, vaccuum, ladder; 6ft x 3 ft deep w/filter. Free. All sales final. Paul Smith, 860-793-9087


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SUZUKI Bergman 400cc 2008 scooter Black. 10000 miles $2200 KBB value $4030. Call 203-815-8407.


Call (203) 631-0800 or 203-630-2510 PETS & LIVESTOCK SUBARU IMPREZA 2006 STATION WAGON 4 Door. AWD. 4 cylinder. Auto. 45,766 mi #P1659 $13,995 (203) 949-1104

TOYOTA COROLLA 2010 Silver. Leather. Auto. All Power. 9,000 mi #P1648A $15,900 (203) 949-1104

FORD F-150 XL 2007 V6, 4.2L Engine, 2WD. Excellent condition. Clean inside and out. Only 73,500 miles. $10,900. 203-284-8418


BOXERS, Bulldogs, Chihuahuas, Labs, Chi-Poos, Yorkie-Chu, MinPin Jack Russells, Yorkie-Poo, Yorkie, Yorkie-nese. $350+. 860-930-4001 HORSE LOVERS EXCEPTIONAL riding opportunity in exchange for 6-8 hours per week. AM and PM time needed. Call: 203272-6593 or 203-213-8833 PET SITTING BY KAREN In the comfort of your pets home. Visit or call Karen @ 860-770-8731. RAGDOLL KITTENS- Blue eyed beauties, rabbit-like fur, TICA registered. SBT. Vet checked. 1st shots. Ready to go! $650$450. Please call 860-329-9893

SUBARU LEGACY 2.5I 2009 4 Door. AWD. 4 cyl. 2.5. Auto. 13,592 mi #P1628 $17,995 (203) 949-1104

Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators & Stoves CLEAN Will Deliver (203) 284-8986

BUYING Cheap, used affordable cars and trucks.

MITSUBISHI LANCER 2003 OZ Rally Edition One Owner, 103K, 5 speed, Leather Seats, Pwr Windows, Pwr Locks, Sun Roof, CD, Cruise Ctrl, Alloy Wheels $6,995 #585 (203) 634-7878



4x4 Pick Up. 8 Cylinder, 5.3 auto. 114,910 mi. #10160B $10,900

JEEP LIBERTY 2003 FREEDOM EDITION 88K, 4x4, Power Windows, Power Locks, Power Mirrors, Alloy Wheels, Cruise Control, CD Player, Automatic Trans and more... $8,995 #588 (203) 634-7878


WOODCHIPPER Practically new. $500 Call (203) 269-7517

TOYOTA Camry 1992 Very Clean. $2350 Hyundai Elantra 2001 leather, CD, $2950. Dodge Caravan 1997 runs exc. $1975. (203) 213-1142

ROBERTS CHRYSLER DODGE Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles. 120 So. Broad St, Meriden, CT 203-235-1111 TO BE SOLD AT DEALER AUCTION on JUNE 24, 2010 1997 NISSAN JN1HJ01P9MT540336 Statewide Auto Auction 1756 No. Broad St, Meriden, CT DEALERS ONLY

SXT Sunroof, 4 Cylinder, 2.4 Coupe. MP3, Cruise, all Power. 100423 mi. #10200A $7,750


MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE (2) WALNUT dressers, $100. Twin bed, cherry wood, $75. Quilt rack, $20. Microwave cart, $35. Treadmill, $100. Glassware. Call 203-440-2629 METAL Buildings (3ea)ARROW-10x8 Fair condition. INCLUDES pressure treated frame & plywood floors for all three. Transport ready. Paid $300/ea. $600 takes all. Call 203-631-9766. PLAYSCAPE - Large, wooden w/ picnic table, 8’ slide, climbing rock wall, swings & clubhouse. Paid $900, asking $300. You pick up and take away. 860-349-0941 RASCAL SCOOTER 245, 2004 purchase. Less than 1 mile use, paid $1600 + $300 freight, asking $1500 or best offer. Call (860) 349-3845

STEEL BUILDINGS Factory Deals - Save thousands 18x21 - 60x80 Can erect / Will deliver Source# 1G4 866-609-4321

SONY 34” Widescreen HD TV. Model #KD34XBR960 Includes stand & Sony DVD Home theater system. This is a tube TV not LCD or plasma. Asking $300 or best offer. Call 203-314-6393


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

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

203-238-3499 $ ALWAYS BUYING! $ 1 item to entire estate! Antiques ● Collectibles Costume Jewelry ● Furniture Call or stop by Frank’s 18 South Orchard Street Wallingford Monday-Saturday 9-5 203-284-3786 or 203-379-8731

Cash Paid For All Types of COSTUME JEWELRY Especially Napier 203-464-0477


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VOLKSWAGEN RABBIT 2007 5 Door Hatchback, 5 cyl auto. 28,752 mi #S10307A $13,995 (203) 949-1104

TRAMPOLINE childs, triangle shaped, good condition, $20.00, contact Paul Smith, 860-793-9087. All sales final.

CHEVY Blazer LS 4x4 2000 6 cylinder, 4.3, Automatic. 119409 mi. #9382A $7,500

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

203-235-8431 WHITE wicker Victorian-style plant stand; has galvanized tin liner and lower shelf. Measures 36 in long by 30 in high. Like new. $50.00. Call 203-265-3427

OLD BICYCLES Don’t throw away that old bike. Hobbyman needs your help. Free pickup! Bikes will be recycled. Help save a bike! 203-494-9641


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ATTIC & BASEMENTS CLEANED JUNK REMOVAL- Estates, House cleanouts, garages, attics, yards, basements. Sr. Discounts. You point, we take! Lowest price guaranteed! Don 203-235-1318


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


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

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

GUTTERS HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM Seamless Gutters/Downspouts Gutter cleaning/repairs Call today for free estimate. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

Spring clean-ups, Property & Lawn Maintenance, landscaping, stone work. Jim. CT Reg #620306 WWW.QLSLLC.COM 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118

ROTOTILLING Garden Bill with Troy Bilt. No garden too small. (203) 294-1160

ADDITIONS Decks, Garages Finish basement, complete home improvement & repairs. Free est. 203-238-1449 CT# 578107


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HOUSE CLEANING POLISH woman can clean your house, office with care. 2nd cleaning 15% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. Kasia 860-538-4885

CLEANING SERVICE One Time Free Cleaning for new clients only. I’ll clean your house or office with a sparkle. Polish /English speaking. Bonded, ins. Free est. Anna (860) 299-6611


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GUTTERS DON’T WORK IF THEY’RE DIRTY For gutter cleaning, call Kevin at (203) 440-3279 Fully insured. CT Reg. #569127.

HANDYPERSONS AFFORDABLE HANDYMAN SERVICES - Siding, Patios, kit., baths & more. 203-886-8227 CT Reg #455709. Local and Insured.

A-1 HANDYMAn PLUS CT Reg #606277 GIVE us a call, we do it ALL. Free estimates. 203-631-1325

LAWN mowing, yard clean-ups, hedge trimming, brush, shrub pricker & tree removal. Gutters cleaned, Junk Removal. Free written est. Don 203-235-1318

LANDSCAPING AND MORE SPRING CLEANUPS 25% OFF ANY LANDSCAPE JOB Junk removal, Mowing, Rototilling 860-982-5334 or 203-314-8511


PROF roof clean srv We remove unwanted black streaks mold mildew moss from your roof shingles. 203-715-2301


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

WE work well with com and res property owners. We wash decks, walls, walkways, vinyl siding, wood & alum siding. Lic 0619909. 203-715-2301

S & H MASONRY & CONSTRUCTION LLC Stonewalls, steps, chimneys, concrete, retaining walls, FPs, pavers, walkways, patios, tiling Free est. Lic/Ins. #607639. Cell-203-376-0355 Bill Rudolph Contractor Cert inst-walls, walkways, patios, paver sealing, drainage & backhoe work. Free est. #563661. 203-237-9577 JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 26 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498 PAUL’S MASONRY - New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplace. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281

Driveways/parking lots/ concrete. Free estimates. 50+yrs exp. 203-237-5409 CT Reg #503554

OTHERS Wash - We Clean! Gutter black lines, green mold, black mildew, dirt, grease, grime gone! 203-631-3777 or 860-839-1000

STEVENS PAVING - All asphalt maintenance. Sealing & crack fillling. Comm & Resid. 10% Spring discount. No job to big or small. work guaranteed! Ct Reg #625979 860-816-2020

PLUMBING ROCKY CONSTRUCTION & MASONRY CO. All types of masonry, stone wall, sidewalks, area basements, chimneys, block & brick. Free estimate. (203) 768-3548 CT. Reg. #061808


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203-235-1383 All Plumbing & Heating Repairs. My promise is to leave you w/a clean, neat, quality job done at a fair price giving you the PEACE OF MIND you deserve. Days, nights, wknds-SAME PRICE!

HOUSE Wash/Pressure Washing Deck Restoration & Refinishing Lic, Ins. Certified 203-675-8710 or 860-267-4843 CT #0616406


EVANS ROOFING We install Flat or Pitched Roofs. Res/Com. We got you COVERED! Licensed & insured. #622795 10% & Sr. Discount 203-235-1861


JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Hedge trimming & all your landscape needs. Top Quality Work. Fully Lic’d & ins’d. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311

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

W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry. CT Reg # 0626708 Call 203-235-4139

JACK Biafore, LLC Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. In business over 50 yrs. CT# 623849 (203) 537-3572



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

ROCKY CONSTRUCTION & MASONRY CO. All types of masonry, stone wall, sidewalks, area basements, chimneys, block & brick. Free estimate. (203) 768-3548 CT. Reg. #061808

L & E PAINTING Spruce Up Your Home or Business! Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg #623250 Call Trevor (203) 938-3789


Quality Landscaping, LLC

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


Lawn Care/Mowing ●Junk/Debris Removal ● Mulch ●General Cleanups ● Light Hauling ● Power Washing. Will beat your current price! Call for your free estimate. 203-410-3328

UPDATE your home with a fresh new paint job! Small jobs welcome. Call Paul for a prompt free est 203-238-4320. Reg#582770

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


POWER WASHING Is Spring cleaning

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

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


Roofing, Siding & Gutters Residential/Commerical. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

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


The Southington Citizen — Friday, June 18, 2010 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 ROOFING



Gonzalez Construction

Gonzalez Construction

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


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


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

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

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

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


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

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790


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

PET Sitting/Care reliable, exp’d person to watch your pet. Days, evenings, wknds. 203-288-8458

WANTED TO BUY WANTED European & American cars. Pre 1974. Cash waiting. Running or not. (203) 294-9745


PIANO electric, Casio, multiple functions good condition, $10.00. All sales final. Contact Paul Smith 860-793-9087. PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS. Many different instruments offered. Beginners to Advanced. Experienced music teachers. Call Sarah or Mark 203-235-1546 Summer openings available.

Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome

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

HOUSES FOR RENT SOUTHINGTON 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath for rent. Excellent condition ranch style duplex with private driveway and deck. Refrigerator, stove, central air, washer dryer hook ups. Call 860-919-0292. No pets. $1200 plus security deposit

Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.

203-269-0135 BEAUTIFUL FARM FRESH Screened Top Soil. Fill, Sand & Stone, Mulch. Picked up or delivered. No minimum. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846


SOUTHINGTON 2/3 BR Ranch on cul-de-sac. Available July 1. $1400/mo. Call 860-628-9999 SOUTHINGTON 3-4BR, new windows/doors, cozy, clean, close schools & town, most pets ok 136 Berlin St Available now. 860-302-4719 WALLINGFORD - 3BRs, appliances, $1250/mo. 1 mo. sec. dep. req. Credit check. Call 203-671-9309


MERIDEN Nice, quiet 2BR, 1 1/2 bath, finished bsmt. Close to Hwy. $1050. Sec & ref. 860828-1688; cell 646-573-4187 MERIDEN-1BR w/gar Heat & HW INCL. Bright spac. rms, new appls, paint & crpt, W/D hkup. Lease & sec. No pets. Blackstone Vlg $950. Dennis 203-272-1977 MERIDEN-Crown Village, 1BR, Bldg #7, 1st flr, heat & HW incld. Very good cond. Pool & laundry rm. $735/mo Sec & refs. No pets. 203-631-1534 WALLINGFORD - 2BR, 1 1/2 bath townhouse. Completely remodeled. New carpet, appls, paint & more! No smoking, no pets. 2 mos. sec. $1150 (203) 265-0089 WLFD- Judd Square- 1BR, clean, CA. $700. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904

Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting! RICK’S AFFORDABLE Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or small. 11 yrs exp. 203-5304447. PROF. ARBORIST #S3365 75ft bucket truck. Precise Tree CT Reg #562159. 203-272-4216 GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430 LANDSCAPING AND MORE Tree Removal & much more. Shrub & hedge trimming. Give us a call - we do it all! 860-982-5334 or 203-314-8511

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 29 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775


WLFD- Judd Square- 2BR. No pets. $900. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904


1 BR, 2 BR & Studio Starting at $595 per month. Heat & HW incl. Off street parking 203-886-7016 CHESHIRE: Lg 1 BR in quiet country setting, near Route 10, minutes from I-691. $850.00, including heat & hot water. Security & references. No pets. Call Lynne at 203-213-5577.

Flanders West Apts Southington

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

HAMDEN 55+ - 1 BR ($695) & 2 BR ($805) Apartments. Convenient location. Spacious, Fully Applianced, W/D hookup, Community Rm. No pets. 203-288-9992 MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. East Side, 2nd flr Studio, $175/wk+ sec. 1BR, 1st fl, $210/wk+sec. 12pm-8pm 203630-3823 or

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

Only $950 Heat, Hot and Cold Water Included Central air! Intercom system! Fully applianced kitchens On-site laundry! with frost free refrigerator, Library with computer range with self cleaning oven, workstation! dishwasher, garbage disposal! Ample on-site parking! Community room with fireplace Picnic area with grill! and full service kitchen! 24-hr. maintenance! Secure three-story building with elevators!

Call Now!

(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN - 1BR, 1st flr secure building. Ample parking. Stove & Fridge. No pets. Security deposit. $750. Call 203-3761259 MERIDEN - 1BR, 2nd flr, stove & fridge incl. Secure building. Spacious, quiet complex. $700 + sec. dep. No pets. (203) 3761259 MERIDEN - 2BR apt for rent. LR, Kit., dining rm. Patio. Private parking. Avail. immediately. Good neighborhood. $875 + 1 mo. rent & 1 mo. security. Please call (203) 918-9035 MERIDEN - CLEAN 1 ROOM EFFICIENCY $450. Utilities included. 2 mos security. Credit check req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN - spacious 3 bedroom apartment, newly renovated, hardwood floors, washer/dryer hook-up, no pets, first/last $1100. 203-715-5829

MERIDEN 1 & 2BR Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, sec & refs. No pets. (203) 239-7657 or 203-314-7300 MERIDEN 1 BR, 3 Rms, 3rd fl. Off st parking. Stove & refrigerator. $595 per month. Security required. (203) 627-5633 MERIDEN 1BR, 4 rms, Many Updates, Hardwood floors & appls. Off St Parking, Heat/Hot Water Included, No pets. $900 Mo + Sec. 203-631-6057 MERIDEN 2 bdrm., 1 bath. A beauty! 2nd Fl w/ private deck and laundry. 775/mo. sec dep. 203-715-1965 MERIDEN 2 BR - 2nd Floor So Colony St. Updated. Attic storage. WD hookups. Yard. No pets. Separate utilities. $800/ month + security. 203-809-4627 MERIDEN 2 BR -3rd Floor $750/month 3 BR -2nd Floor $950/month Newly renovated, appls, off street parking, no pets. 203-815-8335

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 2BR, 1st fl, Good, quiet neighborhood Dishwasher, microwave, W/D hkup, off st park, backyard. $1000/mo. Sect 8 appr’d. No pets. 39 Oak St. Near school. 860-982-6585 MERIDEN 2BR, 4rms, 1st flr. 317 Broad St. Newly remodeled. No smoking. No pets. $895/mo + sec, 1st months. 203-237-9074

MERIDEN 32 Cook Avenue

1 BR Apts & Studios $595 & Up Limited Time-1 mo free rent! Heat & HW incl. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 5BR 2 bathroom $1500, 3BR $950, 2BR, $750. Move-in condition. (203) 440-2123 or (203) 537-6769 MERIDEN MOVE IN SPECIAL Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841 MERIDEN MOVE IN SPECIAL Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN- 2BR TOWNHOUSE 11/2 Bath, Full Basement, WD Hookup. Cul-de-sac. $875. 2 mos sec. Credit check req’d. No pets. (203) 284-0597 MERIDEN- Clean & spacious studio. Downtown on busline. $525/mo + utils. No pets. Security. 203-982-3042 MERIDEN-1BRS. All appliances & hot water incl 2 mo. sec.. No pets. Coin op laundry. 1095 Old Colony Rd. Showings 9-11 am. 203-581-3620 MERIDEN-1BRS. All appliances & hot water incl 2 mo. sec.. No pets. Coin op laundry. 1095 Old Colony Rd. Showings 9-11 am. 203-581-3620 MERIDEN-2BR, 3rd flr. Avail now! No pets. Section 8 approved. 203-427-7706 MERIDEN-2RM Efficiency $650. Utils incld. Lease & sec req’d. Call 203-235-6988 MERIDEN-3rd flr, newly remodeled 1BR, EIK, pantry, porch, off-st-park. $675/mo. + 2mo sec. No pets. 203-464-3083 MERIDEN-4BR 2 floor unit. Nice, new carpet, paint, etc. Available immediately. $1,350 per month. Call 203-440-1003 MERIDEN-Bright & cozy 2BR, 2nd flr. Stove & refrig. No utils. Off-st park. Fenced yd, 3 season porch. $750 +1mo sec. 193 Springdale Ave. (203) 237-8445 MERIDEN-Terrific 1BR in Modern E. side, secure bldg in small complex. Lg. kit & bath, stove, fridge, DW. Deck, off st. park. $685 incl. HW. 203-284-1822 x210 SOUTHINGTON - 1 1/2 RM Efficiency, near I-84 $135/wk. Incld heat & HW, A/C, appl’s. Sec dep & refs req 860-620-0025

SUMMER BROOK APTS Recently Remodeled 1BR - $725, 2 BR - $850-$875, 3BR - $1050 Incl. heat, HW, off st parking Income Guidelines Apply Applications can be obtained at 35CC Darling St. Southington 860-621-1700 EHO Financed by CHFA Creative Management & Realty Co., Inc. WALLINGFORD - 2BR End unit. Beautiful yard. Quiet st. Washer/dryer hookups. 2 car off st parking. $975/mo + sec. Call 203-631-6057 WALLINGFORD - 5 rms, 2 or 3 BRs, available. Uptown area. Hdwd flrs. Must see. $850. No pets. Call (203) 269-6466 WALLINGFORD 1BR, 2nd flr, appliances, central location, $750 a month, 1 month security. No pets. Call 203-317-9824

APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD- 4 Room apt. Washer/dryer hookups. Off st. parking available. Call (203) 269-1865 WALLINGFORD-1st flr, 2BR, remodeled, glass porch, $900/mo. 3rd FL 4 Sm Rms Sec. $650/mo. No pets. Credit ck. Owner/Agent. 203-269-7348 WALLINGFORD-Masonic home area, 2BR, 1st flr, stove & refrig, dishwasher, washer & dryer avail. Avail 7/1. No pets. 203-2840741 WALLINGFORD. WHITTLESEY AVE - 2 BR, 5 rooms, 1st floor $950 plus utils, inc Fridge, stove, washer dryer hookups, off St parking, no smoking/ pets, good credit, 2 month security. Jerry 508-309-9012

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770 WLFD-Cozy 2BR, 4Rms, 1st flr, centrally located. Stove & refrig. Hdwd flrs, storage, hookups, parking. No smoking. No pets. $895 + sec. 860-575-4915 WLFD. 1BR w/stove & refrig including heat & hw. Starting at $695. No pets. Lease, sec. JJ Bennett Realty 203-265-7101 WLFD. 2BR OVERSIZED Townhouse, appl’d kit., 3000SF, lots of storage & closet space, laundry room. NO PETS. $1195. Call J.J. Bennett, 203-265-7101.

ROOMMATES WALINGFORD Roommate to share house. $200/wk. Call 203-427-5537

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN $100 per week. Fully furnished BR, Kit & LR. All utils & cable TV incld. Washer & dryer on site. No drugs or alcohol. Please Call 203-379-5125 MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. + sec call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or MERIDEN-Safe, clean furnihsed rooms. Starting at 140/weekly Cable, phone, off-st-parking. 4wks security. (860) 712-1684

NORTH HAVEN Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV, furn’d. Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333 WLFD- Furnished room. Separate entrance. Private bath. Incl. utils, cable, Wi-Fi, off st. parking, laundry. No smoking. $600/mo + 1 mo. sec. 203-623-7778.


Meriden Reduced Rent Pay for a 1 Bedroom and Move into a 2 Bedroom. $750. Heat & HW incl. 203-639-8751

Meriden Studio Apartments Available 80 East Main St. $500 Property Max 203-843-8006 MERIDEN- 1BR - $750/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Call for info 203-639-4868 MERIDEN- 2BR Apt, Crown St. $825. No utilities included and requires. 1 mo. sec. Section 8 approved. 203-815-5399

WALLINGFORD 2 Bedroom, 1 bath. 2nd Floor. $900/month. Renovated. Call: Damaris/John 203-992-7133 or 860-884-1249 WALLINGFORD 2 BR 50 Lee Ave. 2nd floor. Appliances, on st parking, no W/D hookups. No pets/smoking. $750/mo. 203-444-5722 WALLINGFORD Available North Main Street Victorian 3RMs, 1BR. 3rd Fl. $750 + utils. No smoking. No pets. Call 203-269-5973

WALLINGFORD $309,900 Spacious 3 family-exceptional Condition! Newer kitchens and baths, up-dated plumbing, heating and electical. All separate utilities. Wood flooring and CAIR. Linda 203-265-5618


Friday, June 18, 2010 — The Southington Citizen EDUCATION



WALLINGFORD Convenient in town Col w/updated, improved mechanicals, walk-up attic for future expansion, 3BRs, LR, DR and lg eat-in kit, fenced yard w/work shed & more. $194,900. Kathy 203-265-5618

Nucor Steel Connecticut, Inc. a subsidiary of Nucor Corporation, the nation's largest steel producer and the world's largest recycler of scrap steel. NSCT is looking for Entry Level Production Positions. ● Safety & quality oriented. ● Proven team player. ● Must be able to lift up to 60 lbs repetitively. ● Must be able to stoop, bend, climb and perform physical duties. ● Must be able to conform and adapt to harsh environments Working overtime, weekends, shift work, and some holidays are required. Nucor offers competitive wages, excellent benefits and is an EEO employer. Qualified Individuals should go to

MERIDEN “Custom Built” Cape set on rear lot. Move right in. 1875 sq. ft. Beautifully landscaped, 2 full baths, 2 car gar, in ground pool. $325,000 with code: NSCT03 to submit a Questionnaire. CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE

WALLINGFORD- 2 bed, 2 bath end unit w/2nd flr bonus rm above 1 car garage. Large MBR, eat in kit., & private backyard. $199,900. Berardino Realtors 860-349-0344




203-799-7731 HELP WANTED Administrative

Front Office & Insurance Coordinator MERIDEN Well maintained Ranch located on cul-de-sac offers inlaw, 2FP, HWF, updated kit w/newer appl, recently replced roof, siding, windows & ext doors suitable for any style. $229,900. Vicki 203-235-3300

IT’S SO CONVENIENT! Pay for your RecordJournal subscription with your credit card. For your convenience we accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover & American Express. Call (203) 634-3933 to order your Record-Journal subscription today.



Al Criscuolo (203) 235-3300

F/T Dental Front Office & Insurance Coordinator needed to start mid-July. Mon-Fri. No Sat. Looking for an exceptional, multi-tasker, outgoing, quick learner, detail-oriented & dependable person w/exc. computer & telephone skills. Working knowledge of dental ins. & dental software very helpful. Must have own trans. Able to travel to 2 convenient locations. Specialty practice. Fax resume to: 203-886-0035 or email to: No phone calls.

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

Ideal position for anyone looking for extra income. Must be willing to work on AN AS NEEDED BASIS. Looking for SUBSTITUTE custodian(s) for day shift at Cheshire Public Schools buildings. Flexibility in hours and locations required. Experience in building, cleaning and maintenance is desirable. Ability to apply common sense and follow written and oral instructions. Ability to relate to students, staff and public in a courteous manner. Ability to work in poor weather conditions, including heat, cold, rain or snow QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma General maintenance and/or cleaning experience. Fingerprints at time of hire.

Nuzzo & Roberts, a Cheshire law firm, is seeking an Administrative Assistant to handle mail, scheduling, docketing, filing, correspondence, opening/closing files, short calendar, electronic filing, etc. Must be a team player. Proven record of strong administrative, organizational, prioritization and computer skills are a must. Some legal experience preferred. F/T with benefits. Please email resume to

For application please contact:

(NO PHONE CALLS) Cheshire Public Schools Human Resources 29 Main Street Cheshire CT 06410 OR mail a letter of intent and current resume to the above address.

ATTENTION Summer Help Wanted Part Time - $300-$500/wk Full Time - $400-$800/wk Set-up & Display Call Monday Only 203-235-3710 AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN Immediate openings for 2 technicians due to increased business demand. Prefer A or B ratings with Ford-Lincoln-Mercury experience. 40-hour week, paid uniforms, 401k, benefits, competitive wages. Reply to Mike Gay, Service Manager at or apply in person. BOB THOMAS FORD 2215 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, CT Computers Southington Public Schools Technology Analyst BS in Computer Science, MIS or related fields preferred. Working knowledge of Windows 2003/2008 server; Windows XP/Vista/7, Microsoft Exchange. Basic knowledge of instructional software usage in classroom environment, network topologies, current hardware and software integration. MAC experience preferred. Salary rage: $45,000 $55,000. Application must be received by June 21, 2010. Application may be dowloaded from our website: or obtained by calling the Personnel Office at 860-628-3200 Ext. 329. Applications should be submitted to: Southington Public Schools Attn: Personnel Department 49 Beecher Street Southington, CT 06489

DENTIST For General Practice FT position. Salary & benefits. Fax resume to 203-799-9937

HELP WANTED AUTO TECH with 5+ yrs exp. Must be ASE Certified and able to do most repairs on all foreign & domestic cars (203) 265-3997 CARPENTER needed ASAP. Send resume/cover letter to or fax to 860-276-8833. COOK PART TIME - Saute Chef. Weekends a must. Apply within: Gaetano’s Tavern on Main, 38-40 N. Main St, Wallingford.

Customer Service Representative The Record-Journal is seeking a part time Customer Service Representative to join our Circulation team. Excellent communication skills and ability to multi task are needed. Position includes data entry, posting payments, inbound and outbound sales and service calls. Please apply in person between the hours of 8:30am–4:30pm at:

Record-Journal Circulation Office 11 Crown St. Meriden, CT 06450 DRIVERS: Co & O/OP’s Family medical-benefits with a reasonable payroll deduction. Average earnings $1023/week. Home most weekends. CDL-A 1 Yr. OTR req. 877-538-7712 x18 Apply @

EARN $500 A DAY by selling Final Expense Insurance policies to the ever growing senior market. ● Same Day Advances ● Great Agent Benefits ● Proven Lead System ● Liberal Underwriting ● Exotic Incentive Trips LIFE INS. LICENSE REQUIRED. Call Lincoln Heritage


HELP WANTED DRIVERS - CDL-A: Sign-On Bonus PAID at Orientation! Teams make .46 upto .82cpm split! O/O’s make Top Industry Pay! Call R&R Trucking Today! 866-204-8006

FIREFIGHTER/ PARAMEDIC HS graduate/GED valid driver’s license and hold a valid Paramedic License that meets CT State Regulations. Copies of licenses and certifications must be submitted with application materials along with a non-refundable $40.00 application fee. Applicants must pass all testing requirements including the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT). The Town of Wallingford offers a competitive pay rate of $45,032.52 to $58,057.48 annually. In addition, there is a $3,450 annual paramedic bonus and an excellent fringe benefit package. Application deadline is July 6, 2010 or the date the 100th application is received, whichever occurs first. Apply: Personnel Department, Town of Wallingford, 45 South Main Street, Wallingford, CT. (203) 294-2080; fax (203)294-2084 EOE

Always a sale in Marketplace

CNA/HHA NEW ENGLAND HOME CARE is seeking CNAs & Home Health Aides with a minimum of 6 mos exp. for a pediatric group home in Meriden. Previous experience in a group home with physically & emotionally challenged children preferred. 3 hr to 8 hr shifts, up to 24 hrs/wk. Shifts start at 6am. 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:

800-286-6300 ext. 4052 or fax your resume to the HR Department 860-613-3777 or email to: E/E/O/C/M/F/V/D Drug Screen/Criminal Background Check Required

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DRIVER A or B License or fax to 203-250-3131 Attn: PLM. No phone calls please.


Exp in paving helpful. FT/PT. Call 203-237-6058 HORSEBACK Riding Instructor Wanted-PT. Must be avail wkends/evening. 860-628-8044 HVAC TECH S-1 License for residential and light commercial. Apply to: Helen at Tuxis Ohrs Fuel, 80 Britannia St., Meriden.


HELP WANTED HVAC TECHNICIAN Service Tech for commercial & industrial work. D-2 or S-2 lic req. Great pay & benefits. 401k, medical. Paid sick, personal, vacation & holiday. (860) 628-9999 LOCAL Insurance Agency seeking Assistant to take payments, make deposits, inbound & outbound phone calls, assist Manager with projects. Insurance experience preferred. Fax resume to 860-760-8211




Fleet Construction Co. large Ford fleet diesel 7.3 and 6.4, small construction equipment and gas engine repair, trailers. CDL Class A is a plus. Call 860349-2208 ext 22.

MERIDEN FT and PT Positions ✒ Merchandise

Pricers ✒ Merchandise

Stockers ✒ Sales Floor

Positions ✒ Merchandise

Receivers ✒ Assistant

Operations Supervisor ✒ Assistant

Production Supervisor Comeptitive Wages, Quarterly Bonus, Benefits. Profit Sharing!

Free Career Training!!!!

Apply in Person

Only 15 Spaces Available!!!! Do you have a criminal background? Are you 19-24 Years Old and Need a Career? The WFC in Meriden is offering free construction/ carpentry training. CALL NOW for more information: Joan Miller 203-235-9297 X130

The Job Fair will be held at:

June 22, 23 & 24 Tues, Wed, Thurs 10am-7pm

The Hampton Inn 10 Bee St, Meriden EOE

PART Time cashier needed, morning and daytime hours, flexible. Weekends a must. Part time or full time deli position, lunch time and afternoon hrs. Responsible, reliable, friendly people please apply. CT Natural Food & Produce, 575 Washington Ave, No. Haven. PIZZAMAKER P/T in Wallingford. Exp needed. Must be able to answer phones Call 203-215-1821 QC COORDINATOR Leading filtration co. seeks individual for all aspects of Quality Control. Textile, cutting, sewing, and computer experience a must. Statistics, math and measuring ability required. ISO background a plus. Please send résumé and salary requirements to UNITED INDUSTRIAL SERVICES One of the premier environmental contracting firms in the northeast has immediate openings for Class A CDL Drivers. Tanker & HazMat endorsements are req’d. Attractive benefit package offered. Call our job hotline 866-896-5794 or send resume to apps@ EOE


The Southington Citizen — Friday, June 18, 2010


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