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Volume 7, Number 25

Southington’s Only Hometown Newspaper

Friday, June 24, 2011

Sept. 11 service and good deeds aim to connect citizens By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen It’s been almost 10 years since terrorists threatened America’s way of life and stole the lives of thousands on Sept. 11, 2001. It’s been almost 10 years, but still has not been forgotten. To remember the event is one thing, but Leanne Frisina wanted to get more personal. She wants civilians to

remember a name. A real person whose life was taken on that Tuesday morning when terrorists hijacked four different airplanes and flew them into the World Trade Center twin towers, the Pentagon, and one crashed in a field near Shanksville, Penn., after some of the flight members and crew decided to fight back against the hijackers. “One of the main things that strikes me quite often

when there is any type of historical [event] is that we tend to forget to teach the current generation about it,” Frisina said. “They learn about things years later in school when it becomes part of history, but when they’re experiencing it, we have a tendency to shelter our children in our own environment.”

See Connect, page 14

The Path to the Draft: Romano’s journey has been a special one By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

Citizen photo by Julie Sopchak

Doris LaRese sits with her Individual Achievement award at her home. LaRese won the award for her involvement with Friends of the Southington Library.

Library volunteer keeps turning the pages By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen Doris LaRese has seen the Friends of Southington Library bookstore form, grow and evolve. She has dedicated hours upon hours to the store’s success, and recently she was awarded the Individual Achievement Award from the Friends of Connecticut Libraries. “It’s very lovely,” she

said. “I was absolutely thrilled, it’s very nice of them.” Formed in 1996, the FOSL sells used books for just a few dollars each, if that. LaRese said she got involved in the used book business around the late ’50s or early ’60s, when she was a member of the Parent-Teacher Association at See Library, page 21

Ye s t e r day, like hundreds of other Southington High School seniors, was a special day for Sal Romano. Finally, he was graduating high school. Years of preparation and hard work had come to fruition as he made the slow walk across the stage, shook hands, grabbed his diploma and then hurled his cap into the air. Southington High School was officially a closed chapter of his life and the many others on hand at Fontana Field at Southington High. But in the weeks leading up to graduation and in the weeks to follow, life was and will be nothing like the thousands of recent graduates stocking up on Ramen noodles in preparation for their first fall away from home.

On June 7, the second day of three for the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft, Romano’s name was called, shortly after 6 p.m.,

as the 715 overall selection in the 23rd round to the See Romano, page 39

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Sal Romano pitches in the state championship game.


The Southington Citizen — Friday, June 24, 2011

Seven decades of friendship binds Southington women By Robin Lee Michel The Southington Citizen

tively, were pregnant at the same time and the girls were born one month apart. When they were little they played together and attended the same church (Plantsville Baptist) and school. When they grew older, they attended Lewis Lincoln High School where they See Seven, page 10

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A group of Southington women can sum up their seven decades of friendship with possibly this quote: “I get by with a little help from my friends,” as in the lyrics of a Beatles song. That’s a good motto for the women who have weathered the tragedies of life — death of a spouse or child, divorce, cancer — and celebrated the happy milestones such as weddings, birth of children and the welcoming of grandchildren. Two of the original members, Gail DePaolo and June Fiondella, have died.

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Waiting to board the stretch limousine that will take the seven friends to Boston are, from left, Susan Durette, Hail Fusco, Barbara Pozucek, Ginni Butler, Lois Mattson, Linda Aldieri and Sue Peacock.



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New Derynoski principal Verderame ready to get going makes good sense. It gives me the opportunity to continue some of the things that are in place already and start some new initiatives.” Southington Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi Jr. said Verderame came out on top out of 11 applicants that were interviewed by the Board of Education. “I always want to recognize and offer the opportunity to the person in the organization, but in this particular case, I think Jan’s skillset superseded any other applicant,” he said. “Not only was she highly regarded as an in-

By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen

After a hiring process that took about a four weeks, Jan Verderame has been selected as the new Derynoski Elementary School principal. Currently the assistant principal at Derynoski, Verderame will step up to her new position on July 1. “I’m totally honored and privileged and I’m so excited for the transition,” Verderame said. “I think the transition’s going to be seamless because I’ve been here for three years, so I think it

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ternal candidate, she was ultimately the most qualified to be named the principal at Derynoski Elementary School, so I was thrilled for her.” Verderame said she received a phone call from Erardi on June 14 notifying her that she was selected for the job. “They have a very fair process,” Verderame said. “And it was a goal of mine and I was so excited that I reached that goal.” A Southington native, Verderame was a speech and language pathologist at

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Women and Girls’ Fund grants go to eight groups; challenge posed

The Women and Girls’ Fund of the Main Street Community Foundation recently held its annual meeting at the ImagineNation Museum in Bristol. Victoria Hickerson, chairwoman of the Distribution Committee, announced awards totally more than $18,000 to eight organizations. An additional $1,820 was also distributed to the Immediate Response Fund. Recipients for 2010 were Friends of Plainville Public Library, $2,000; Bristol Youth Services, $2,180; Charter Oak State College Foundation, $1,000; Family Center/ImagineNation Museum, $3,000;

Prudence Crandall Center, $4,000; South Side/O’Connell Family Resource Center, $2,000; Southington Care Center, $1,500; and Southington Youth Services, $2,500. In a second celebration, more than 400 women gathered for the fund’s 10th anniversary at The Wonder of Women held at the Aqua Turf Club. Gina Barreca, speaker, author and professor of English and Feminist Theory at the University of Connecticut, was the guest speaker. During the evening, a surprise announcement was

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Board of ed gives top grades to superintendent

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management ability and communication skills. The school board determined that Erardi met, or exceeded, expectations in all standards. The board continues to recognize and greatly value Erardi’s responsive, highly effective leadership in all areas of his work. Through his integrity, professionalism and dedication, the Southington school system enjoys distinction and recognition as one of the finest school districts in the state. Brian S. Goralski, board chairman said, “While the

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on news and enjoy each other. “It’s therapy without havContinued from page 2 ing to pay for it,� Aldieri said. forged new friendships with “We are just so compatible Southington girls, relation- yet totally different,� she ships that have continued to said. For instance, she is a this day. self-described homebody Upon graduation, some of while others are adventurthe women went to work, oth- ous. In planning for the mileers to college. stone trip, Boston was close Butler knew a young man enough and had plenty to do. at work whom she thought A black stretch limousine her girlfriend would like. Not picked up the women at Butlong after their introduction, ler’s home. The driver left Hail and Eddie Fusco were with enthusiastic, youthful married. Hail still teases her travelers, Butler said, and refriend about that. turned to Southington with Starting with the fifth high exhausted senior citizens. school reunion the friends “We were seven old broads realized they had something visiting Boston,� she said. special going. For decades In the 36-plus hours, they they have met once each stayed in a beautiful hotel month for dinner to catch up overlooking Boston harbor,


visited the Museum of Fine Arts, saw a performance of the Blue Man Group, and viewed two IMAX shows. They wined and dined at a swanky restaurant, waited on hand and foot. When Aldieri hurt her ankle, they pushed her in a wheelchair. With her in a wheelchair and another woman using a walker, the seven women must have made an interesting sight on the street, she joked. At the end of the month, all the women will be retired. Barbara Pozucek, who has worked as a dental hygienist for 50 years is retiring. The other women worked in a variety of professions: Butler, worked for the telephone company and later became

supervisor of computer operations at Stanley; Hail Fusco worked at the Plantsville post office; Aldieri taught nursery school and later worked at DePaolo’s Fine China, Gifts and Collectibles, owned by their friend; Sue Peacock lived in several states and taught piano and is now active in politics; Susan Durette worked in a health care facility; Lois Mattson was an accountant

and Dot Provost was a teacher of graphic arts. As they have grown older, the women have been getting together more frequently than just once a month. The Boston trip made them realize that what they have is precious, especially as the decades are passing. After all, there are many more laughs to come and meals to be shared.

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Southington resident heads New Britain-Berlin YMCA After an extensive national search, the Board of Directors of the YMCA of New Britain-Berlin named Southington resident Rich McCarty as the new chief executive officer, effective June 6. “We are very pleased to have Rich join our organization and are very excited about the possibilities for McCarty the New Britain and Berlin communities,” said Rebecca Karabin-Ahern, board president. The search was conducted with the assistance of the YMCA of the USA in a process which began in March. McCarty re-joins the YMCA movement after several years as the director of a multi-million dollar capital campaign for YWCA New Britain. Previously, he served in financial development roles at the Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs and with his alma mater Fairfield University, from where he earned a bachelor of science degree in marketing and a master of business administration in operations management. He also worked for both Aetna and SNET for more than a decade before entering the non-profit arena. McCarty and his wife, Anne Marier, live

in Plantsville with their sons, Richard, 14, and Samuel, 10. Last November, the board of directors, in consultation with the YMCA of the USA, hired Interim Director Bob Young, a retired YMCA CEO, after the position was vacated in October. Young led the board in an in-depth study of the YMCA’s financial and operational challenges through a mission and “Through expanded program services, and collaboration with other New Britain and Berlin organizations, I am excited to lead the YMCA to a great future,” McCarty said. The YMCA of New Britain-Berlin was founded in 1883, and McCarty is just the 11th CEO in those 128 years. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the YMCA is open to everyone in the community. In addition to outstanding child care programs in both New Britain and Berlin, the YMCA offers summer camps in both communities. At the New Britain facility on High Street, there is a gym, racquetball courts, climbing wall, pool, fitness center and a residence for men. McCarty can be contacted at or (860) 229-3787.

The Civil War Exhibit at the Southington Historical Society, will close on Sunday, June 26 with an open house tour from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and closing ceremonies from 1 to 2 p.m. Light refreshments will be served along with Civil War-era food. Civil War re-enactors from the 14th regiment will be on hand as will local dignitaries. If anyone would like to schedule a group tour, contact Robert Cusano, at (860) 276-7323 or (860) 621-8885.

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DePaolo Middle School Third Quarter Honor Roll

Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School announced the students that made the third quarter honor roll. Grade 6 First Honors

Michael Abbatiello, Amir Agoora, Madison Aldieri, Michael Allen,

Jake Aparo, Abigale Asklar, Michael Balaoing, Ashley Barry, Katerina Belales, Jennifer Briscoe, Laura Calandra, Michaela Carrera, Madelyn Chamis, Andrew Chavez, Alex Ciaffaglione, Meghan Cichon, Samantha Cocchiola, Kristen Craven, Evan

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Grants Continued from page 6 made on behalf of Women & Girls’ Fund founding member Noreen Schumann, who was out of state. Schumann has put forth a fundraising challenge in support of the Women & Girls’ Fund endowment by committing a $25,000 gift in matching funds to challenge others to also donate to the endowment. Any donation received prior to Dec. 31, and designated for the endowment, will be matched by Schumann. “The Women & Girls’ Fund is a vital source of support for women and girls in the communities we serve. I feel strongly that we must build the endowment to ensure that we can continue our work long into the future,” Schumann had written in a statement. In a shared commitment, the Women & Girls’ Fund Advisory Board has responded to Schumann’s challenge with 100 percent of board members contributing to the endowment program. For more information or to contribute to the challenge, contact the Main Street Community Foundation at (860) 583-6363 or visit the website at Established in 2011, the Women and Girls’ Fund has granted more than $180,000 to improve the quality of life.

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Frisina has been one of many involved with the organization of Southington Remembers 9-11. As the event chairwoman, Frisina said the idea came up sometime last fall. Frisina, the IT manager for St. Dominic Church, said she wanted it to be a town-wide event, not just something for church-goers. “I felt that certainly it was a non-denominational thing and shouldn’t fall under a church,” she said. The Rev. James Debner, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, is in charge of organizing the service on Sept. 11. He said that’s the reason the service was moved from St. Dominic Church to Fontana Field at Southington High School, to make sure citizens realize it’s an event the entire community is encouraged to participate in. “We’re just trying to make it more of a time of remembrance,” Debner said. “It’s not religious, it’s not going to have a Christian overtone or anything like that.” The event itself is not just a ceremony. Recently the event committee held a meeting where representatives of dozens of different organizations around town came. The idea of the remembrance is that everyone who wants to

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participate will receive a star. On that star, the name of a victim of 9-11 will be written on the front and over the course of the summer, the holder of the star will do some type of good deed or charity event in memory of that victim. A short description will be written on the back of the star, and then all the stars will be collected and put together for a display which will be presented at the memorial service on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Fontana Field at SHS. “You’re doing this act in honor and carrying out the memory of that victim,” Frisina said. “Then we’ll bring all these stars together for a full display and an example of the smallest things, how they’re intertwined and how they come together as an

entire community.” Dick Fortunato has been providing publicity for the event, trying to get the word out. He said the first reason to do this kind of event is so that day will never be forgotten. Also, he said, it brings people together. “If you bring people from different sectors of the town together, it tends to connect us better,” Fortunato said, “connect us as a town to come for one cause, because we’re Americans and because we understand the pain inflicted on the lives of the survivors of these victims and the price they paid for being an American.” Southington Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Erardi said he was “thrilled” that the event committee came to him and asked if the field would be available for the memorial. “It’s hard to believe that 10 years has passed, and I think

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Debner said he’s hoping to have the National Guard there, as well as police and firefighters, also a dance group and remembrances and readings. The list of organizations involved with handing out stars is large and growing, according to Frisina. The American Legion, Bread for Life, Southington Public Schools, Calendar House, Calvanese Foundation, Southington YMCA, all churches in town, town hall, and Southington Police Department, just to name a few. Debner said that’s what this event is, a time that everyone can just come together. “Everything else that sep-

arates us, all that stuff just ways to the side and this is a time where we stand together as Americans,” he said. “In this particular place and time, and we need to be able to do that.” Frisina said there is a Facebook page for the event that can be found by typing “Southington Remembers 911” in the search bar at the top. There is also a website, h t t p : / / w w w. o m e g a c o m, and an e-mail, Frisina said she can be contacted at any time at (860) 628-0349 for any individual or any organization who wishes to partake in the event.



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50th Anniversary


George and Joann Mongillo In honor of George and Joann Mongillo’s 50th wedding anniversary, a family gathering was held at the Aqua Terra Restaurant in Plainville. A renewal of their vows was taken at St. Thomas Church in Southington by the Rev. John Cockayne. The couple have two sons, Steven, and his wife, Frances, Paul, and his wife, Elizabeth. To complete this family circle they have five cherished grandchildren, Kristen, Rachel, Jacob, Sarah and Zachary. Attending the celebration were their sisters, Lois Grimaldi and Carolyn Cello; their nieces and nephews, Lisa and Kyle Niles and their sons, Christopher, Zachary; Lynn and Gerard Limanni and their daughter, Alex; and Chris and Angela Grimaldi and their daughter, Jenna. The couple was married 50 years ago on June 17, 1961, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Meriden, by the Rev. Cologero Porello.

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During June, First Baptist Church, Southington, is joining in the worldwide celebration of the 400th anniversary of the printing of the King James Version of the Bible. A film, “KJB: The Amazing Tale of the Birth of the King James Bible,” that celebrates the poetry of this influential book, will be shown Wednesday, June 29, 7 p.m., in Fellowship Hall of the church, located at 581 Meriden Ave., Southington. The public is invited. Free.

A drum circle with Eric Korp will be held Saturday, June 25, 7:30 p.m., at the Peace Cafe, First Congregational Church, 37 Main St. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Bus trip on June 27 St. Aloysius Church in Plantsville is sponsoring a trip to the Mohegan Sun Casino on Monday, June 27. The bus will leave the parking lot of St. Aloysius Church, Burritt Street, at 8

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Vacation Bible School Grace United Methodist Church, 121 Pleasant St., will be hosting the annual Vacation School Sunday, July 10 to Thursday, July 14, from 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. There is a cost per family and dinner will be served each night. This year’s adventure is Pandamania — Where God is Wild about You. For more information or to register, call (860) 628-6996.

‘Go Fish Guys’ this summer Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Church, 581 Meriden Ave., will be held Monday, July 11 to Thursday, July 15, 5:30 to 8 p.m. The theme is the “Go Fish Guys: Kickin’ it Old School.” Free. For more information or to register, call the church at (860) 628-8121.

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Country fair on Aug. 27 Grace United Methodist Church, 121 Pleasant St., will be holding its annual Country Fair on Saturday, Aug. 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. rain or shine. This year the church will welcome vendors who can get an application and more information at or call (860) 628-6996. Along with the vendors will be books, clothing, jewelry, baked goods, crafts, a silent auction, clam chowder, burgers and more activities.

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sica Kalinowski and her fiance, Jeffrey Martin, of Waltham, Mass., and Amy Kalinowski, of Southington; his sister, Ellen Stawarz and her husband, Paul, of Burlington; and many relatives and friends. The funeral was held June 9, 2011, at New Britain Memorial Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home, New Britain followed by a Mass at Sacred Heart Church. Burial followed in Sacred Heart Cemetery, New Britain.



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Helen C. Buden, 94, of Berlin, died June 5, 2011, at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain campus. She was born March 3, 1917, in New Britain, and was the daughter of the late Michael and Theresa (Roman) Koczera. She graduated from New Britain High School in 1935 and the Connecticut Institute of Hairdressing. She worked in Jimmy Rosanno’s Beauty Shop above Raphael’s Department Store in New Britain for several years. Regretting her decision to decline nursing school, she volunteered at New Britain General Hospital, and at age of 58 started to work as an aide at the Elm Hill Convalescent Home in Rocky Hill. She will be remembered by all who knew her as feisty, funny, caring, artistic, neat and painfully honest. She was proud of her childhood, growing up on a Newington farm. She was an avid gardener who thrived on working outside among her flowers and vegetables. When praised for her beautiful blooms, she would insist, “I have a dirty thumb, not a green one.” An avid reader, she enjoyed crossword and jigsaw puzzles, “Jeopardy!”, “Wheel of Fortune”, but most of all, entertaining her four great-grandsons. She

spent her life caring for family members. She had a special love for the Coyle, Roden and Grega families as well as her kitty companion, “Little Joe.” She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Kelland and her husband, Al, of Southington; her sister, Adelaide Corcoran, of Mansfield; her grandson, Christopher Kelland and his wife, Mai, of Reston, Va.; her granddaughter, Jennifer Kuczuk and her husband, Michael, of Plantsville; her four great-grandsons, Charles Latham Kelland and Jamison Asher Kelland, both of Virginia, and Benjamin Christopher Kuczuk and Evan Michael Kuczuk, both of Connecticut; her three sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Koczera, of Ohio, Irene Buden and Helen Stein Buden, both of New Britain; and numerous relatives. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Leo J. Buden; and her eight siblings, Irene Harris, Stella Lerz, Olga Wilson, Mary Mattia, Adam Koczera, Lucian Koczera, Michael Koczera and John Koczera. Her family wishes to thank her caring doctors, Dr. Othman Elalami and Dr. James St. Pierre for their outstanding concern and sensitivity, and Roberta Kuhr, registered nurse, with the Southington VNA. The funeral was held June 8, 2011, at Paul A. Shaker/Farmingdale Funeral Home, New Britain. Fu-

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Fundraiser for Mehovics

A fundraiser will be held Sunday, June 26, from noon to 3 p.m., at Shooters, 50 Spring St., Southington. Participants will be able to use all arcade games and pool tables; beverages will be available. Southington Teens with a Cause are having a pancake breakfast Sunday, July 10, 8 to 10 a.m., at Applebee’s, 270 New Britain Ave., Plainville. There is a charge to attend for all you can eat. Proceeds benefit Haris and Emir Mehovic, Southington teenagers whose parents died earlier this month.

Duck race on June 25

On Saturday, June 25, the Calvanese Foundation and

Southington Community Services will host the sixth annual duck race at Recreation Park, South End Road, from noon to 4 p.m., with the duck race starting at 2 p.m. This event includes a disc jockey, games and food. There are a total of 10 prizes with the first prize being a $1,000 gift card to Wal-Mart. To join in the duck race, contact Southington Community Services, 91 Norton St., at (860) 628-3761.

Tag sale for Sea Cadets The Barque Eagle Sea Cadets unit is hosting a craft/tag sale on Saturday, June 25 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 388 Wedgewood Road, Southington. Items for sale will include clothing, household goods, sewing and craft supplies, fabric and patterns as well as many other items.

Craft items will include headbands, ribbon belts, key chains, luggage tags and others. The money raised will be used to fund trainings for the local cadets. Since 1958 the Naval Sea Cadet Corps has been committed to providing American youth with a drug and alcohol free environment to foster their leadership abilities, broaden their horizons through hands-on training and guide them to becoming mature young adults. Sea Cadets have many unique trainings available to them. Some of the advanced trainings the Sea Cadets have to offer include: airman, submarine seminar, explosive ordnance disposal, field training, jag, marksmanship, sailing school, photo journalism and many more . For more information, stop by the craft/tag sale and

Government Meetings

Monday, June 27 Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 28 Housing authority, General Pulaski Terrace, 6 Carter Lane, Plantsville, 7 p.m. Zoning board of appeals, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 5 Planning and zoning commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 7 Conservation Commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Monday, July 11 Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, July 12 Senior citizen commission, Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., 6:30 p.m. Zoning board of appeals, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 14 Board of education, Strong Elementary School, 820 Marion Ave., 7:30 p.m. Board of police commissioners, Southington Police Department Community Room, 69 Lazy Lane, 6 p.m. Board of water commissioners, Water Department, 605 W. Queen St, 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 19 Planning and zoning commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m.

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

Church sets casino trip St. Aloysius Church in Plantsville is sponsoring a trip to the Mohegan Sun Casino on Monday, June 27. The bus will leave St. Aloysius Church parking lot, Burritt Street, at 8 a.m., and leave Mohegan Sun Casino at 5 p.m., returning to Plantsville at 6:15 p.m. There is a price to attend and includes transportation and casino bonus. For information or reservations, call (860) 628-7717.

Fundraiser for accident victim A fundraiser to benefit Mark Dawson, a motorcycle accident victim, will be held Sunday, June 26, from 1 to 5 p.m., at the Hydeaway Cafe, 115 W. Main St., Plantsville. There is a charge to attend and the cost includes food, a

raffle and drawings. Proceeds from this benefit will go toward medical costs.

Fourth of July closings

The Southington Town Hall, the library, Calendar House, and The Southington Citizen, will be closed for the Monday, July 4 Independence Day holiday. The offices will open regular time on Tuesday, July 5.

Hostesses named

The 2011 Apple Harvest Hostesses have been named. They are Sarah Collier, Emily Durocher, Sarah Feltz, Caitlyn Flynn, Jacqueline Ford, Grace Herman, Maria Molina, Rachel Mongillo, Christine Swol, and Emily Wadman. The girls are Southington residents and will be seniors in high school this coming school year. Residents can see the hostesses at work at various events around the town during the summer and at the Apple Harvest Festival in the fall.

Animal foster homes needed

Southington Animal Rescue is in need of foster homes for cats and kittens. There is no cost to “foster parents.” If interested, call Susan, (860) 621-8057.

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DePaolo gives back

Making scrapbooks for senior citizens are students Emily Stafford, left, and Rachel Ramos, as Janet Mellon, director of Southington Community Services admires their work.

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Preparing backpacks with Janet Mellon, director of Southington Community Services are, from left, Catherine Myers, McKenna Belury and Carson Stifel.

Working on a backpack project for Southington Community Services are AJ Mondo, front, Dylan Dean, back left, and Matt Andrini.

Main Street Community Foundation appoints DePaolo to board

The Main Street Community Foundation elected officers and six new board members at its annual meeting of the foundation1. Officers serving for 2011-13 include William J. Tracy Jr., chairman; Janis L. DePaolo Neri, vice chairwoman; John A. Letizia, secretary; Robert M. Caiaze, treasurer; and Mark J. Blum, past board chairman. Newly elected board members in-

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Hatton Elementary School. The PTA wanted to help, so they were given the task of organizing and cataloguing about a thousand books so kids could borrow them. “The kids came in every Tuesday,” she said. “All they did was walk around and pick out a book and it got stamped out and next Tuesday they brought it back.” That idea spread to other schools, where LaRese said she and her PTA taught other PTAs the method of cataloguing, which back then did not involve computers or digital methods.

clude: Valerie A. DePaolo, of Southington, is a partner in the law firm of Sheffy, Mazzaccaro, DePaolo & DeNigris in Southington. She is a member of Central Connecticut Family Law Group, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. DePaolo is an incorporator of the Hospital of Central Connecticut, a member of the Southington High School Business Advisory Board, a member of the Board of Deacons at First Congregational

In 1988, she said was the year the Friends of the Library group reestablished themselves as a traditional friends group. She said most of the volunteers disseminated after a while, with the one main event being a yearly book sale that left a lot of books left over and ready for the landfill. “I said they’re not really going to sell, but I hate to throw it out,” she said. “Why don’t we just see if we can get permission to put the boxes out on a table and sell them for a quarter.” That was in 1996, and it started out as the Friends Book Corner, and from there they were moved to the lower

Church of Southington and an officer of the DePaolo Family Foundation. Byron Treado, of Plainville, is the vice president-commercial business loan officer for New England Bank in Bristol. He is a past recipient of the Connecticut Sportswriters Alliance Good Sport Award and the Plainville Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Volunteer of the Year. Treado is the chairman of the Plainville Aviation Commission and serves on the boards of the Plainville Community Food Pantry, Central

level and had some of the space expanded and were given a telephone. Now the Friends Bookstore also has a partnership with the American Legion. Books, CDs or DVDs that can’t be sold get thrown into a bin, and money is given by the pound, which then gets puts back into literacy programs. The FOSL has been touted as one of the most successful library bookstores in the state, with revenues of over $200,000 in the past 15 years. LaRese’s role has been monumental in that, and she has supervised and trained the 35 volunteers working at the bookstore.

Connecticut Revolving Loan Fund and the United Way, is a member of the Plainville Rotary Club and the Plainville Community Fund Advisory Committee, and is a member of the executive board of the New Britain Municipal Economic Development Agency. Other newly elected board members are Michael Brault and Arthur P. Funk, both of Burlington; David C. England, of Canton; and Barbara Fontaine, of Bristol.

“I think one of the biggest things, I just felt it was important to give back to my community,” she said. “I like to feel to be needed, to be fulfilled.” Martha Benevelli is a volunteer at the bookstore, and she said she has worked with LaRese for many years and said that she is “amazing.” “She’s a very dedicated person,” Benevelli said. “She was very helpful to me in the early years when I was still trying to figure out what was going on and she’s still training me, she’s still teaching me things every day – she’s really good.” LaRese said she thinks her organizational skills have

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helped her stay on top of the bookstore’s operations, and also she doesn’t keep track of her hours, she makes sure she is available all the time with a cell phone and a computer. “I’m available all the time for anybody that needs me,” LaRese said. “I think one of her biggest strengths is her dedication to the bookstore,” Benevelli said. “She cares a lot about it and she puts a lot of time and a lot of hours.” Bookstore hours are Monday and Thursday, 2 to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, 2 to 9 p.m., and Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



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is held from 10:06 to 11:35 a.m. The subject is offered in a grade six and seven combined class. For students currently in grade eight, Session A in language arts is held from 8:30 to 10 a.m., and Session B in math is held 10:05 to 11:35 a.m. Forms can be downloaded from mmer . For more information, call Patricia Smolinski at Kelley Elementary School, (860) 628-3310.


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Superbash II Class of 1973

Honor Society Sigma Delta Pi, on May 7.

The Southington High School Class of 1973 is holding the SHS ’73 Superbash II on Saturday, July 9, from noon to 6 p.m., at the American Legion, Brock-Barnes Post 33, 7 Race Ave., Plainville. Food will be catered by the class’s own Kiss the Chef, Val “Smith” Sorensen, who will be serving classic Italian cuisine. The event is bring your own bottle — no set-ups provided. Entertainment will be by a DJ and include karaoke. Tickets are limited. For more information and ticket price, contact John M. West, general chairman, at (860) 628-6454 or e-mail . Visit the SHS ’73 Superbash II web site /SUPERBASH11 . To order tickets, send checks payable to SHS ’73 Superbash II and mail to Maureen Cassidy, 46 Dunham St., Southington, CT 06489.

Spanish honor society

Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, student, Jilyan Pappas, of Southington, was inducted into the national Spanish

Nursing award Halina Jez, of Southington, was one of more than 60 students recognized for academic achievement recently at American International College, Springfield, Mass. Jez, a senior majoring in nursing, received the Department of Nursing award.

Resident receives scholarship The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund recently awarded a college scholarship to Alexa Wrinn, a 2009 graduate of Southington High School, who will be in her junior year at Sacred Heart University in 2011. She was one of 155 new recipients who received an award this year and was recognized for academic achievement as well as notable community, school and work activities.

More than 100 Tunxis Community College students received awards and scholarships at the 28th annual “Student Recognition Ceremony,” held on May 6 at the college in Farmington.


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Obituaries Gallant. He was a retired employee of Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in North Haven where he worked for more than 28 years. He was also a member of the St. Pierre Social Club in Wallingford, the Polish Falcons No. 307 and the Sons of Italy in Southington. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, April and her husband, Brian Nadeau, of Wolcott; a son, Shawn M. Gallant, of Southington; five grandchil-

Eugene Gallant

Eugene “Gene” N. Gallant, 70, of Southington, died at his home June 8, 2011. He was the husband of 47 years to Margaret “Peggy” (Anderson) Gallant. He was born in Wilton, Maine, Sept. 28, 1940, the son of the late James and Hazel

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SHS Interact Club helps Every Dollar Feeds Kids

During the Interact Club Installation Dinner on May 25, Every Dollar Feeds Kids members congratulated the

Southington High School Interact Club (student division of the Rotary Club) for their generous support in helping

EDFK reach a significant milestone of providing a quarter-million meals to hungry children.

Charles Miceli, chairman of the Board of Directors for Every Dollar Feeds Kids, presented a plaque on behalf of the board in honor of the In-

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, June 24, 2011

Empty Bowls Photo courtesy of Chris Palmieri

The Art Club (under the direction of Leah Godcher and Rebecca Dow) and Family Consumer Science departments (under the direction of Jenn Bartlett and Antoinette Carey) recently teamed up to help fight hunger in Southington by taking part in the “Empty Bowls” project. This initiative is a grassroots effort in which craftsman, educators and others work to create handcrafted bowls. These unique bowls are sold with a simple dry soup mix for a meal. The purchasers are asked to keep their bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The money raised was donated to Bread for Life in Southington. Pictured from left are Meagan Asklar, Emily Pestillo, Olivia Ende, and Vanessa Kleinhen.

Club Continued from page 27 ing EDFK reach this milestone. “This would not have been possible without the generous support and efforts of the SHS Interact Club officers and members, and I am proud to present this plaque as a token of our heart-felt appreciation.”

Miceli also thanked and recognized the supportive efforts of the Interact Clubs EDFK representatives, Julia Giradin and Shannon Kizilski who faithfully attended the EDFK board meetings, re-initiated the pen-pal program, worked with EDFK Bike Run Chairman Frank Theilman in preparation for the annual Bike Run that takes place Sept. 18 of this year, and contributing their

thoughts and ideas. “They truly have been an inspiration to all of the EDFK members,” Miceli said. EDFK Connecticut is administrated by the First Congregational Church of Southington. The administration of EDFK is managed entirely by volunteers and 100 percent of the money EDFK raises goes directly and immediately to feeding

hungry children in Hartford, Ecuador and Mexico. For more information, contact Miceli, at (860) 302-

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Sons of Italy scholarships The Sons of Italy Club of Southington has selected five Southington seniors as recipients of its annual scholarship awards. They are Jordan Chapman, James DiNello, Nicholas Mastroianni, Joseph Pacheco and Jenna Tellerico.

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Young authors receive accolades for their imaginative works

Student writers from each elementary school and the two middle schools were congratulated by school board members, staff and parents at a reception held in their honor recently. The program was organized by Betsy Chester, language arts coordinator, and Sandra Van Valkenburgh, a literacy teacher at Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School. The Young Authors Program, open to all public school pupils in first through eighth grades recognizes the creativity of student authors. This year, winning works included writings developed during the regular course of study. Children recognized were: Derynoski Elementary School: Keira Dubitsky, grade 1, Makena Dlugos, grade 2, Kathryn Purushotham, grade 3, Reilly Baker, grade 4, Katarina Rothstein, grade 5. Flanders Elementary School: Rylee LeClair, grade 1, Grace Michaud, grade 2, Jacob Delmonte, grade 3, Timothy Walsh, grade 4, Kaylee Fantoli, grade 5. Hatton Elementary School: Alexander Thomas, grade 1, Isabella Carrabino, grade 2,

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Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., has the following activities: Students enrolled in the Computer Learning Center Summer Session 2011 courses will have access to the Computer Lab for monitored practice sessions on Mondays, from 9 to 11 a.m., and on Wednesdays, from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information regarding the Computer Learning Center at Calendar House e-mail

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Sharon Robinson, director of care coordination for Central Connecticut Senior Health Services, received the Connecticut Association of Not-for-Profit Providers for the Aging Employee of the Year Award. Robinson has been working with the senior health services for more than 15 years. In addition to playing a pivotal role in developing the short-term rehabilitation specialty for which Central Connecticut Senior Health Services has become known, Robinson has assisted in the growth and development of the Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging, a geriatric resource and information center for seniors throughout central Connecticut. Her dedication and commitment has helped the not-for-profit care communi-

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, June 24, 2011

Kennedy Middle School March Students of the Month

John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville announced the names of its March students of the month. Teachers nominated these students for their academic improvement or performance, exemplary citizenship, and/or participation in extra curricular activities. Sixth-grade students of the month are Kayli Hernandez, Sophia Penisse and Morgan Raymond. Kayli, the daughter of Andrea Shore, is a quiet leader who has earned the respect of her peers. Conscientious and always prepared, she looks for ways to be helpful to both staff and fellow students. An honor roll student, she is a member of the chorus, the swing choir, and an afterschool art club. Kayli tutors a student in math and science and also helps her neighbors with their yard work. In addition, she reads to her younger brother and helps him with his homework. The daughter of VJ and

Ewa Penisse, Sophia is an enthusiastic and self-motivated learner. Always thoughtful and willing to help her teachers and peers, she was a very successful fundraiser in J.F.K.’s St. Jude’s MATH-ATHON. Sophia is a member of the color guard, the honor roll, the chorus, the swing choir, and both the school’s and the town’s volleyball teams. She volunteers for her church’s special activities, sings in its choir, and counts skiing, drama, singing, tennis, the guitar, drawing, and swimming among her special interested. Morgan is the daughter of David and Noelle Raymond. Always willing to help others, she is recognized by her peers and teachers for her pleasant personality and conscientious attitude. Morgan is an honor roll student and a member of the band and the volleyball team. She attends town sponsored lacrosse and volleyball camps, makes sandwiches for a local shelter, and raises money for a nearby hospital.

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Pictured in the photo is the March Students of the month for John F. Kennedy Middle School front row: Evan Misiorski, Thomas Judd, Lauren Estell, Morgan Raymond, Kayli Hernandez, Sophia Penisse, Aaron Tiscione; back row: Pam Aldi, Nicole Ricker, Alicia Brocki, Zachary Bauer, Alexander Statkevich, Alana St. John, Visal Kong, and Angelo Campagnano. Her interests include singing, swimming, playing outdoors, and her clarinet. Seventh-grade students of the month are Visal Kong, Alexander Statkevich and Aaron Tiscione. The son of Chhay and Socharya Kong, Visal is an excellent student who is polite and well-mannered. He is very helpful to his teachers and peers and daily gives 110 percent to all that he does. An honor roll student, he enjoys basketball, video games, playing outdoors, and hanging out with his friends. Alexander is the son of Joseph Statkevich and Lisa

Rinaldi. He is an extremely hardworking student who is often seen reaching out to others and helping those in need. A friendly youth, he is supportive of his peers with whom he works very well. Alex an honor roll student, a guidance aide, a peer advocate, as well as a member of the National Junior Honor Society, the Stock Market Club, the band, the stage band, and the brass/percussion group. Alex plays town baseball and basketball and volunteers through the youth ministry group in his church and in the community. His goal is to increase his

volunteer time and to become a role model for all. The son of Christopher Tiscione, Aaron is a conscientious, hardworking, organized, and inquisitive student. Polite and kind, he is also very patient. Aaron is a member of the Builders’ Club, the honor roll, and the National Junior Honor Society. He volunteers as a bingo caller at Mulberry Gardens and includes writing, reading, and caring for two dogs among his outside interests. Eighth-grade students of the month are Zachary

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World Language student of the month. The daughter of Continued from page 32 Jerry and Donna Brocki, she Bauer, Alicia Brocki, Lau- is an extremely responsible, ren Estell, Thomas Judd, and cooperative student with Evan Misiorski, Nicole a great talent for world lanRicker and Alana St. John. guage. A member of the EnZac, the son of Roy and Chris- vironmental Club, she is also tine Bauer, is a highly moti- active in gymnastics and vated student who is highly karate. Lauren, the daughter of respected by his teachers. Easy to get along with, he en- William Estell and Cathlyn joys being with his peers. An O’Keefe, is the eighth grade honor roll student and a Unified Arts student of the member of the band, he is month for her efforts in the also a SVMFL Raider which school’s orchestra. Dependwon the 2010 league champi- able and helpful, she is a onship. Zac volunteers for pleasant and cooperative various activities in his young lady. An honor roll church, and he enjoys sports, student, she is a member of video games, and playing his the orchestra, the select bass guitar. strings, and the school’s Alicia Brocki is the grade 8 newspaper staff. Lauren

plays town soccer where she also serves as her coach’s assistant. She volunteers at Bradley Memorial Hospital and is active in book clubs. Thomas, the son of Philip and Maureen Judd, is a diligent, hardworking student. A pleasant young man with a keen wit and intellect, he is an honor roll student who is in the band, the stage band, and the National Junior Honor Society. Tommy volunteers for neighborhood food drives and enjoys playing drums, sports, fishing, swimming, riding his bike, and hanging out with his friends. The eighth-grade student of the month in Unified Arts where he excels in computer

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Lucy Malarney Lucy (Corfiati) Malarney, 67, of Bristol, died June 10, 2011, at the Vitas Hospice Unit at St. Mary’s Hospital in Wat e r bu r y. She was the wife of the late John Malarney Sr. She was born in New Britain, on Sept. 24, 1943, the daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Mazzoni) Corfiati. She was a resident of Southington for most of her life and was a member of St. Dominic Church. She is survived by her loving children, John J. Malarney and wife, Denise, of Harwinton, Lisa Malarney, of Plainville, and Christine McCormack and husband, Perry, of Southington; three grandchildren, Kristin McLaughlin, Brandon Malarney and Danielle Malarney; two brothers, Jack and Frank Corfiati; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Leonard and Matthew Corfiati. A Mass was held June 17, 2011, at St. Dominic Church, Southington. Burial was in St. Thomas Cemetery. There were no calling hours. DellaVecchia Funeral Home assisted with arrangements. Memorial donations may be

Ann Milewski Ann (Ondrick) Milewski, 77, of Southington, died June 11, 2011, at Hospital of Central Connecticut, B r a d l e y Memorial campus, after a long illness. She was born July 26, 1933, in New Britain, the daughter of the late John and Susan (Verba) Ondrick. She moved to Southington in 1963 and worked as a secretary for CL&P in New Britain for several years. She loved to travel and enjoyed the beach. She

and a brother, George Ondrick. A special thanks to Donna Betancourt, who was like a daughter to Anna, for all her help, care and support A Mass was held June 14, 2011, at Immaculate Conception Church, Plantsville. Burial was at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery. DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, assisted with arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 2969 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT 06518.

loved to cook for family and friends. She had a great sense of humor and was loved by all. She is survived by her beloved husband of 57 years, Robert Milewski; her loving children, Debbie Milewski and husband, Dan Pistilli, of Southington, Doreen Milewski, of Bristol, and Robert and wife, Lori Milewski, of Southington; four cherished grandchildren, Matthew and Andrew Milewski and Kevin and Katie Pistilli; her brothers and sister-in-laws, Robert and Ann Marie Ondrick, John and Phinney Ordrick and Eugene Camosci; 15 nieces and nephews; and 31 great-nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four sisters, Katherine Vinci, Dorothy Camosci, Jane Nadonly and Judy Dubree;

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Wanda Elizabeth (Cikatz) Laribee, 87, of Plantsville, died peacefully June 5, 2011, at Southington Care Center. She had been the beloved wife of the late Wesley D. Laribee for 60 years. She was born June 5, 1924, in Southington, to the late Peter and Ann (Ostroski) Cikatz, and was a lifelong Plantsville resident. She was a Southington High School graduate. She worked many years for the State of Connecticut in Department of Children, Youth and Families and Connecticut School for the Boys as an executive secretary, retiring in June of 1985. She is survived by her three children, Stuart Laribee and his wife, Susan, of Middletown, Russell Laribee and his wife, Karen, of Deep River, and Cynthia Corneliusson and her husband, George, of Rocky Hill; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother, Peter Cikatz. A memorial service was held June 8, 2011, at First Lutheran Church, Plantsville. Burial of ashes followed in St. Thomas Cemetery, Southington. Plantsville Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Centralized Memorial Processing Center, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or Catales

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High school ready for Governor’s Cup By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen Not only was Southington High Athletic Director Eric Swallow and crew busy this week preparing Southington High’s Fontana Field for graduation, but also getting it ready for some football as the 13th Annual Governor’s Cup Connecticut/Rhode Island Senior All-Star game will take place tomorrow evening at the high school. The game returns to the site of the very first game back in 1999. The head coach for that one was Hand-Madison head football coach Steve Filippone, who’s still involved in the game as the Chairman of the Connecticut Governor’s Cup Committee and an active member in the Connecticut High School

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Fontana Field is primed and ready for tomorrow’s football game. Coaches Association (CHSCA), the group that organizes the game. “There’s something neat about going back to the roots

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of this game and playing it on that field again so I think it’s a great place,” explained Filippone. “I think it’s an optimum site for this game this year.” Southington has pitched in big time, explained Filippone, as the Girdiron Club will be shouldering most of the duties such as running the concession and taking tickets. “It’s been a great community effort to bring the game back here,” continued Filippone. Back in 1999, Filippone recollected telling CHSCA President John Fontana, “We had a great crowd. The place was hopping. There were tons of people. It was a great environment; the kids had a wonderful experience.” The game time was moved this year from a later start to now a 4:30 p.m. kickoff with introductions starting around 4 p.m. Two factors that might limit attendance are the weather and the Traveler’s Championship Golf Tournament drawing some people to Cromwell. Fontana hopes for the kids’ sake, that people come out. “The kids work 10 days, from both states, work their buns off, you’d like to have some people in the stands,” he said. Tomorrow’s showcase will feature some of the best football players Connecticut has

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Wide receiver Tyler Dube will be Southington’s lone participant in the game. to offer, including one Southington athlete, wide receiver Tyler Dube, who had a big smile walking into practice Tuesday and said he was excited to be playing at home. Not only is it a special event for the kids, but it’s also served as a springboard for many of them. “A lot of the kids that we’ve had in the last three or four years, some of the people in our group and coaches, after our game, have placed I betcha between 12, 13, 14 kids in junior colleges who were going nowhere, but because of the game and they were

seen and they played so well that they got an opportunity to go (to junior college) and then from there they went on to college. So it’s helped out a lot of kids,” Fontana noted. Connecticut will feature upwards of 60 kids and 12 coaches. Prior to the game, there will be a youth clinic run by Frank Stamilio and Mike Prairie on the Southington field hockey field, closest to Pleasant Street. Registration will start at the main gate by the fields at 11:30 a.m. with the clinic running form 1 to 3 p.m.


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Shockers seek three-peat in league’s third year

The two-time defending Connecticut Collegiate Baseball League (CCBL) champion Southington Shockers have picked up where they left off last summer, opening the season with three straight wins under manager and league co-founder Charlie Lembo. The CCBL, now in its third season, is a wooden bat league for players age 18 to 25 who are currently playing college baseball or who have college baseball experience. Besides Southington, the league is comprised of teams from Simsbury, Glastonbury, West Hartford, Manchester and Tobacco Valley. In its inaugural season the league used aluminum bats, but a frightening moment moved Lembo to lead a change to using wooden bats. “One of our pitchers, Steve Brozek, took a line drive to the mouth that caused 85 stitches-it was real ugly, we were in the emergency room until 3 in the morning,” Lembo said. Shockers captain Ben Schumacher prefers the old school stick. “Playing with metal bats, no lead is safe and I hate the ‘ping’ of the metal bats. It’s such a great feeling when you connect with wood. It’s like hitting the perfect drive in golf,” Schumacher explained. This year’s Southington squad includes CCBL originals and former Southington High stars Chris Cannata, Matt Govoni, Schumacher

first year as Southington High head coach. Lembo is a former college coach who knows how to push the right buttons and manage winning teams. “His experience is key – he stresses fundamental baseball like knowing when to bunt or hit and run. We’re all comfortable with him. Coach Lembo is not only about win-

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Captain Ben Schumacher and coach Charlie Lembo seek their third title together. and his younger brother, Luke. Ben is a two-time All-CCBL first baseman and the league’s Mariano Rivera, a lights-out closer for Lembo. “He has not given up a run in two years, allowing maybe four or five hits,” said Lembo of Schumacher. “He pounds the strike zone with a nasty slider…in fact, we joke that we will fine him if he throws



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anything but the slider.” Cannata, a starting catcher for Eastern Connecticut, enjoys the atmosphere and camaraderie of playing for his hometown in the CCBL. “It’s a fun team with great chemistry,” divulged Cannata. “It’s awesome because the games are at Fontana field or closer to home and you know most of the players in the league…we play hard and to win, but we also keep it real loose and have fun.” The players benefit from playing under a baseball lifer and hardball guru, Lembo, who took the Blue Knights to the state title game in his

June 2 Southington 6, Simsbury 3 Chris Cannata and Ben Schumacher led the Shockers with two RBI apiece. Bristol’s Steve Clout was 2-for-3 with two runs scored. June 3 Southington 12, West Hartford 2 Cannata, Eric Lemke and Clout each had two hits and scored twice. Cannata also added two RBIs for Southington. June 6 Southington 3, Glastonbury 2 Ben Schumacher was 1-for-3 with an RBI and picked up the save. Eric Lemke scored the winning run in the 7th inning, sliding into home after a wild pitch. June 8 Windsor Locks 2, Southington 0 June 13 Southington 9, Simsbury 7 June 16 Southington 1, Glastonbury 0

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The Southington West Little League Dodgers won four straight games to win the Western Little League Championship for the second year in a row.

enough to get to start because what the minor league system is, it’s a job,” he said. With summer baseball underway, Romano will pitch for Post 72 until an offer is sent his way and then from there he’ll decide whether to head to Tennessee for summer classes or make his way to Arizona for the Reds’ Arizona Summer League team. That trip, whichever it is, will be nothing like the journey that started a long time ago for Romano. *** Romano grew up just across Connecticut’s shores on Long Island, where he

lived until fourth grade when he moved to Southington. Like many young boys, baseball was a passion instilled in Romano from day one. “I always loved the game, just playing with my dad in the backyard, I always knew this game is just fun to play and I enjoyed every part of it and I was pretty good at it too, so I wanted to stick with it,” he said. And a ball and a bat were always in his blood. His father, Sal, was a big time high school athlete and a big hitter for the baseball team. He

didn’t pursue baseball after high school, but was later elected into the Long Island Men’s Softball Hall of Fame. His mother, Lynne, was the first girl to play Little League baseball in New Britain once girls were allowed to play baseball. From there, the writing was on the wall. Romano says when he was about 10 it started to click. “I never thought I was one of the better players, I just knew I had enough talent to get to the next level each and

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ball coach for the Knights, Bob Lasbury, who faced a similar decision when he was drafted into MLB in 1993. First-year baseball coach Charlie Lembo has also been around baseball a while at the high school and college level. “I did talk to Lasbury about the whole process,” explained Romano. “Coach Lembo because he’s been a coach and player and went through the college process; all of my AAU coaches have more experience than anybody, so they all guided me through the process.” He also said he met with advisors who weren’t looking for business, but just wanted to give him information on how the process works. The main issue now is waiting to see what the Reds have to offer. Romano said the National Scouting Director was going to come and watch him pitch during an American Legion game this summer and they’ll follow him and come up with an offer based on what they see. As the wait-and-see game continues, Romano, who said he loves Tennessee for the weather, the baseball program and academics, says his age, 17 with a birthday on Oct. 12, is a major factor not talked about. “My age is probably the No. 1 thing, because I’m so young, and if I’m mature

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Men’s Park and Recreation Softball League Standings As of June 20 B Bracket 1. Spartans (11-1) 2. FK II Bearing (7-2) 3. Blackstone Pub (7-4) 4. The Fireplace (5-5) 5. HeadHunters (3-11) 6. TLS (0-10) C1 A Bracket 1. HydeAway Cafe (10-2) 2. Spartan II (10-2) 3. Billy O’s (5-8) 4. Bottime Time Scuba (5-6) 5. The Gamers (3-9) 6. Awards of Elegance (3-9) C1 B Bracket 1. Bridge Wine (10-4) 2. TD Homers (8-3) 3. Winterberry Gardens (8-4) 4. Jerzie Joes (7-7)

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5. Volpes (7-7) 6. Blue Moon (5-11) 7. Sharp Plumbing (4-6) 8. Sttn. Auto Wash (3-9) C2 A Bracket 1. Sttn. Country Club (12-2) 2. Lewis Farms (12-2) 3. Tooth Factory (10-6) 4. Perrella Realty (6-7) 5. Manor Inn (5-8) 6. Marek Bros. (4-10) 7. New Eng. Capital (3-5) 8. HSB (2-14) C2 B Bracket 1. SFD #3 (11-0) 2. Serafino’s (8-5) 3. Falcons Club (6-4) 4. Morelli (5-5) 5. SFD #2 (3-8) 6. Ohala Refuse (2-5) 7. Rosittos Welding (0-9)

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The Southington South A’s were the regular season champs of Southington South Little League. Pictured from left, Coach Dean Chasse, Jake Chasse, Tyler Cyr, Ty Selinske, Mark Lindberg, Ben Chasse, Coach Joe Statkevich, Stephen Salmon, Manager Steve Salmon, Anthony Palumbo, Alexander Statkevich, Ryan Middendorf, Cole Simoneaux, Ryan Sheehan, Coach Chris Babon and Jake Babon.

Romano Continued from page 39 every year and become better every year,” said the always humble Romano. Shortly around that same time is when he came to Southington and shortly after that, he was walking the halls of the high school for the first time. And then the whispers started. “They wanted to develop me down at the freshman/junior varsity level for two years and get me up to the varsity level,” Romano

said. “I remember people talking about [my potential] during school or coaches just talking, but never really came up to me to talk about it; just whispers.” The lanky Romano didn’t see varsity time in either sport – basketball or baseball – until his junior season. In both seasons, while he was a driving force on both teams, he wasn’t yet the caliber of athlete he was capable of being. As the summer arrived following his junior year, Romano began playing AAU

baseball. During that summer is when he got his first call. Scout Lee Seras called him in for a workout – ironically, Seras was from the Reds. Romano said the calls started pouring in from then on. Towards the end of July, as the summer was at its hottest and brightest, Romano faced one of his darkest challenges – he took a line drive off the face while pitching, breaking his jaw and forcing him to have his See Romano, next page

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Southington Little League Results went 3-for-3 and Cody Lacasse hit a home run. Orioles: Kevin Byrnes and Sal Magnano played well for the Orioles. Marlins 8, Dodgers 7 Marlins: Trevor Godston


the University of Tennessee to play baseball. From there, it was focusing on the upcoming basketball and then baseball season. After a good junior year, Romano excelled in his senior season on the court, averaging a double-double and being named All-Conference. It was a big leap from his junior season. “The coaches telling me what [I’m] capable of doing,” Romano credited to his improvement. “That’s what made me probably sprout up this year.” When the spring came, it was time for baseball. For Romano, he said throwing the first pitch on opening day against East Catholic, the first time he faced live batters since breaking his jaw, was an unnerving feeling. “I think that was the most fear (I felt) out of anything,” explained Romano. “[Worse] than the scouts; [worse] than making the college decision. After that first pitch I knew, ‘OK, everything is going to be all right.’” Starting then, there was a radar gun at every game he pitched. “It was cool the fist time I saw it, but after that I just had to pitch my game” Romano said of the guns. “I never really put pressure on myself –

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mouth wired shut for six weeks and worse, forcing him to shut down all baseball activities during that time. Four days after the incident, Romano was scheduled to work off the mound at Yankee Stadium. He didn’t let a little fractured jaw stop him. “It was my dream to pitch off the mound at Yankee Stadium so I sucked it up – I didn’t throw to any batters – but I got to throw off that mound,” the lifelong Yankees fan fondly remembered. He said he’ll forever save the voicemail asking him to workout. From there it was time to recover. The jaw served a dual purpose because it helped him get a brief respite from baseball to be fresh come late summer and into fall, but it also forced Romano to work through one of life’s many challenges. “That gave me a lesson of regardless of what happens, I’m going to get back out there – being on that mound is like a second home,” Romano recited . “I feel like that helped me because it showed me I can get through whatever obstacles are put in front of me.” In the fall of 2010, Romano made it official; he’d chosen to be a Volunteer and head to

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pitched great and Justin Mackles shut the door in relief. Key hits and plays were made by all the Marlins in the comeback victory. Angels 19, A’s 4 Angels: Angels combined for 26 hits. Solid defense by Will Downes, Jake Walasewicz, Ryan Montalvo and RJ Taylor. A’s: Christian Gil had two hits. Owen Bouchard got two hits and played great defense. Jack Terray added two hits as well. Braves 4, Pirates 0 Braves: Jack Rivers threw a complete game shutout, allowing just two hits. Good defense by Cameron Clynes, Joe Kisluk and Jacob Conte. Pirates: Good pitching by Dylan Dean and good defense by Dean, Nate L’Heureux and Michael Jagos to keep the game close. June 7 Semifinals Marlins 8, Braves 0 Marlins: Nate Snyder

threw a complete game, twohit shutout with nine strikeouts. Trevor Godston, Sean Garrison, Jon Gray, Snyder, Zach Parent, Josh Paylan, Drew Van Alm Kirk and Mark Meade had hits. Braves: Jordan Silva pitched well striking out six and Joe Kisluk lead the offense. Jacob Conte had an excellent defensive game. White Sox 2, Angels 0 White Sox: Great pitching by Keagan Leahy. Great defense by Max Mongillo, Mike Aberizk and Tim Anop. Angels: Great complete game pitching performance by Jake Romano with defensive gloves by Ryan Montalvo, Jake Walasewicz and RJ Taylor. June 10 – Finals (Best of 3) Marlins 8, White Sox 7 Marlins: The Marlins had another comeback win in the playoffs. Trevor Godston, Jonathan Gray, Nate Snyder,

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to do with the people in his life. Continued from page 41 He credits his parents first and foremost, but points next I know what I’ve got to do.” to his teammates, especially With the scouts came the in baseball. draft talk, which Romano “I can’t express the way struggled with initially. they treated me every single “It was a little overwhelm- day out,” he said of his baseing at first. I thought, ‘I’m ball team. “They were always just going to go to Tennessee there to support me during for three years and then enter the draft, during my college the draft,’ but people started decision, they’ve always saying, ‘Wow, this kid really been there for me and I can’t has a shot to get drafted and thank them enough.” stuff,’ and then they started Moving here in fourth coming up to me, it was very grade, Romano says a group overwhelming,” he said. of his classmates on his But the Connecticut block – Matt Russo, Tim Gatorade Baseball Player of Leahy, Zac Nichols, Mike the Year and Connecticut Cannata, Jeremy Thorpe and High School Coaches Associ- Aaron Kalkowski – were viation Player of the Year put tal in helping him to get to up video game-type numbers this point. and by the end of the season, “They’ve been more supthere was no doubt, his time portive than anyone. They had arrived. get on my butt, they get on “This is what I want to do me and say, ‘You can’t do this, and this is what I’m meant to you can’t do that,’ and that do – pitch,” he said. makes me push harder and I Through it all, though, he know they’re just doing that couldn’t do it without the to make me a better player support around him. and I can’t thank those guys *** in my neighborhood enough Not only is Romano an out- for everything that they’ve standing athlete, he is an done and I promised them overwhelmingly impressive that I’m going to make them person and much of that has proud,” Romano said.


The baby-faced pitcher is not only a leader on sports teams, but a leader in the family. The big brother to little brother Vin, going into his junior year, and little sister Maryssa, he’s at tons of his brother’s volleyball games or his sister’s events. “They show support to me and I feel like it’s just as important,” he explained. “It’s good to see someone else supporting them like they support me so it’s very important to me.” In the classroom, Romano averaged a 91 in his four years at the high school, another standout quality. “What it comes down to – if you don’t put the work in the classroom, you’re not going to be able to play the sport,” he continued. To achieve all he has, it meant being organized, it meant no video games, getting homework done whenever you can so there’s time for other things, but it also involved having a social life. “I just try to live every day like it’s a normal day,” he said with a laugh. Undoubtedly, no matter what decision gets made, Romano will leave behind a

legacy and continue into the future as a role model in the town of Southington. His words to future Sal Romano’s: “You do have a shot,” Romano versed. “There’s been people that say (to me), ‘You’re not good enough to go here, you’re not good enough to go there,’ if you put you’re mind to it, you’re going to be able to do it. “If you have the support; or maybe you don’t have the support from other people, but know in yourself that you can do it.”

Prior to graduation and celebrating at the all-night graduation party into the wee hours of the night, Romano looked back at what has been four special years at the high school. “It’s been a great experience,” he reflected before elaborating on graduating, “It’s going to be great just knowing that high school is all over, but I’m going to miss this town because without these people in Southington, I wouldn’t be able to do what I do and I can’t thank them enough.”

Town Sports Youth rugby program For the third year, a youth flag rugby program will be offered in Cheshire during the summer. The program is open to residents outside of Cheshire as well, for any kids who want to try a fun new sport. The program is for boys and girls entering grades one to eight where kids will learn how to play this fun, fast-moving sport. Flag rugby is a non-contact sport (similar to flag football, with no tackling) that provides kids with a safe, fun, opportunity to learn the newest Olympic sport. Kids of all sizes and abilities welcome. The emphasis is on learning skills, teamwork, and having fun. No experience or equipment is needed. There is a fee, which includes a t-shirt. Mouthguards and cleats required, no other equipment needed. The dates are Thursdays and Saturdays starting June 23 (six weeks) at Quinnipiac Recreation Area, 1325 Cheshire St., Cheshire. To register or for more information visit



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Town Sports

Blue Knight camps

Soccer Camps: Southington High head boys soccer coach Dave Yanosy and head girls soccer coach Sal Penta will once again be holding the Blue Knight Soccer Camps this summer. The Blue Knight Orientation Camp is for boys and girls entering ninth grade and will take place from Monday to Thursday, July 18-21 and July 25-28, 6:30 to 8 p.m. There will also be the Future Soccer Stars Camp which is for boys and girls entering grades three through eight and will be the same dates as the Orientation Camp, but will instead be from 5 to 6:15 p.m. The camps will be held at the Southington High soccer fields. For more information on camp fees, what the camps are about and to register contact Yanosy at (860) 836-7741 or or Penta at (860) 9193423 or Baseball Camp: July 25 to July 28 (July 29 rain date), 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with an additional pitching clinic from 8:20 to 9 a.m. on the same days; held at the Southington High School baseball field. There is a cost per attendee with less cost for multiple members of family. Addition-

al cost for pitching camp. Participants, ages six to 13, will be grouped by age and have individual instruction at each position. Fundamentals taught as well as games incorporated into camp. SHS players will assist with instruction and Rocky the Rock Cat will stop by. For more information contact Charlie Lembo at (860) 9194658 or Wrestling Camp: July 25 to July 29 in the Wrestling Room at Southington High School. Boys Basketball Camp: July 11 to 15 and July 18 to 22, in the West Gym at Southington High. Girls Basketball Camp: June 27 to July 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the West Gym at Southington High. Contact coach Mike Forgione at or call him at (860) 919-4991. Blue Knights All Star Lacrosse Camp: July 18 to 21, at Panthorn Park, Southington. Contact Head Varsity Coach Ron Chase for more information at; (860) 951-8158. Blue Knights Football Camp: July 11 to 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Southington High School. Contact Coach Mike Drury for more information

at For more information on all of the camps as well as registration forms online, visit 7963.

Volleyball camp The Blue Knight Individual Fundamental Skills Volleyball Camp for 2011-2012 incoming fourth through ninth grade students will be held once again this year by Southington High varsity girls volleyball coach, Richard Heitz. It will be an excellent opportunity to learn and improve on your skills because of the work in small groups. The camp will focus on meeting the needs of both the beginner volleyball player who has yet to play on an organized team or who has only played in sixth, seventh and/or eighth grade at their school. Skills presented over the five sessions will include passing, serving, hitting and blocking as well as team offense and team defense. There will be plenty of time for fun and games and to test skills. Each participant will also receive a t-

shirt and the chance to test their skills for other prizes and awards. Participants are divided into compatible smaller groups of like age and/or ability. Each small group is then assigned a coach to work with that group. The camp will be staffed by the Southington High School volleyball staff and will include

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Civil War exhibit last day — The Civil War Exhibit at the Southington Historical Society, 239 Main St., will close on Sunday, June 26 with an open house tour from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and closing ceremonies from 1 to 2 p.m. Light refreshments will be served along with Civil War-era food. There will also be Civil War re-enactors from the 14th regiment. Fundraiser for Mark Dawson — A fundraiser to benefit Mark Dawson, a motorcycle accident victim, will be held Sunday, June 26, from 1 to 5 p.m., at the Hydeaway Cafe, 115 W. Main St., Plantsville. There is a charge to attend and the cost includes food, a raffle and drawings. Proceeds from this benefit will go toward medical costs. Fundraiser for Mehovic brothers — A fundraiser will be held Sunday, June 26, from noon to 3 p.m., at Shooters, 50 spring St., Southington. Participants will be able to use all arcade games and pool tables; beverages will be available. Proceeds benefit Haris and Emir Mehovic, teenagers whose parents died earlier this month. Miles for Melanie — The Miles for Melanie 5k Run will be held Sunday, June 26, 8 a.m., at Lake Compounce amusement park, Bristol. There is a charge to participate. All proceeds will be used to build a pavilion at YMCA Camp Sloper in Southington in honor of Melanie Rossini.



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AARP Chapter 4943 — The Southington Apple Valley Chapter AARP 4943 will meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28, at Mary Our Queen Hall, 248 Savage St. After the business meeting there will be installation of officers followed by an ice cream social. Members are reminded to bring non-perishable food to be donated to Community Services and comfort items for U.S. service personnel. Garden Club to meet — The Orchard Valley Garden Club of Southington will have Dr. Jeffrey S. Ward, Chief Scientist of the Connecticut Department of Forestry and Horticulture speak to the group on Tuesday, June 28, at 10 a.m. at the Southington Public Library, 255 Main St., lower level. He will discuss the state of Connecticut’s forest. All are welcome.



Movie celebrates KJV of Bible — During June, First Baptist Church, Southington, is joining in the worldwide celebration of the 400th anniversary of the printing of the King James Version of the Bible. They will be celebrating the beauty and poetry of this influential book by viewing a film narrated by John RhysDavies called “KJB: The Amazing Tale of the Birth of the King James Bible” on Wednesday, June 29, 7 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church located at 581 Meriden Ave., Southington. The public is invited.


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On Saturday, June 25, the YMCA Skate Park will host the first-ever Shred and Grind Fest, from noon to 5 p.m., at YMCA Camp Sloper, 1000 East St., Southington. There will be raffles and giveaways throughout the day for skateboarders, a chance to plug into the house PA system and provide live music all afternoon for guitarists, and food for everyone. Guitarists are welcome to

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Fall youth soccer league

Registration for the Southington Youth Soccer League Fall Season will be held Saturday, June 25, from 10 a.m. to noon, in Derynoski Elementary School Cafeteria, 240 Main St. Checks should be made payable to SYSL. This developmental league is for Southington children born from 1997 to 2005. There is a cost to join. Children will be contacted by a coach in late August and parents/guardians will find

out the name of the childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team along with the practice and game schedule. Games will begin on Sunday, Sept. 11. There will be a total of eight games (seven Sundays and one Saturday, Oct. 1, Apple Harvest Parade weekend.

Swim lessons registration The Southington Parks and Recreation Department announces registration for the first session of swim lessons for Southington children only, ages 5 and older. Registration for Memorial

Pool will be held Tuesday, June 28, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., in the Parks and Recreation Department office in the basement of town hall, 75 Main St. Registration for Recreation Pool will be held Thursday, June 30, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., in the parks and recreation office. Proof of residency is required. Proof of residency is required. Parents should bring the childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s swim card from last year, if available, and the childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s birth certificate. Classes will begin the following week in the morn-

ing. Children must take swim lessons at the pool for which they have registered. Beginner classes are only offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; advanced beginner classes may be offered either on Monday, Wednesday and Friday or on Tuesday and Thursday; intermediate swimmer and advanced swimmer classes are only offered on Tuesday and Thursday. Specific times will be determined at registration. There is a charge to take the classes and no refunds

will be give. For more information, call the Southington Parks and Recreation Department at (860) 276-6219. This registration is on a firstcome, first-served basis. Class size is limited to 15 to 20 children.

Golf lessons sessions added

The Southington Parks and Recreation Department will offer golf lessons for golfers ages 7 to adults. New

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Claire D. Albert to Jacqueline Vera, unit 27, 175 Berlin Ave., $170,000. Audrey M. Ryder to Mary Cassidy, unit 893, Spring Lake Condominiums, $199,900. Mary Cassidy to David J. and Yvonne M. Raines, 105 Yorktown Road, $345,000. Tammy Angelillo to Thomas J. Steele and Lindsey J. Oswald, 140 Meriden Ave., $236,500.

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New business members of the Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce are: Absolute Mechanical Systems, heating and air conditioning, 62 Berlin St., Southington, contact Peter Borchard, (860) 621-1975 Bearingstar Insurance, property Insurance, 750 Old Main St., Rocky Hill, CT 06067, contact Anthony Cervoni, (860) 285-2946 Bristol Hospital Development Foundation, Brewster Road, Bristol, contact Kathleen Buckley, (860) 585-3000 C’s Lawn and Landscape, lawn care, P.O. Box 381, Southington, contact Christopher Ingellis, (860) 385-1783 Calcagni Associates, real estate, 330 S. Main St., Cheshire, contact Ann Micacci, (203) 272-1821 Citizens Bank, 410 Queen St., Southington, contact Monique Gooch, (860) 378-0118 European International Imports, boutique, 56 Raspberry Hill, Berlin, contact Sandra Silva, contact (860) 987-8848 Infinity Home Care, home care, 653 Main St., Plantsville, contact Joan Zukuakas, (860) 628-2990 K. Gee’s Gourmet Burgers & Beers, restaurant, 25 Center St., Southington, contact Kevin Grant, 25 Center St., (860) 621-6501 Mary Kay Cosmetics, cosmetics, 197 Crest Road, Southington, contact Donna DiCesare, (860) 628-0441 Quassy Amusement Park, 2132 Middlebury Road, Middlebury, contact George Frantzisor or Eric Anderson, (203) 758-2913 Sam the Clam’s, restaurant, 1303 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, Plantsville, contact Bob Newman, (860) 6210522 Serra, Delvecchio & Elliott Insurance Group, insurance, 573 Newfield St., Middletown, contact Rachel Potter, (860) 346-9661 Shooting Starz Gifts, custom gift baskets, 1006 S. Main St., Plantsville, contact Jo-Ann Scalora, (860) 276-9471 Silpada Sterling Silver Jewelry, 91 Brookfield Road, Seymour, CT 06483, contact Debi Molfese, (203) 247-4919 Southington Arts Council, non-profit, 258 Moore Hill Drive, Southington, contact Carol Milano, (860) 621-2787 Southington Hess, gas station, 181 Queen St., Southington, contact Preet Singh, (860) 736-0043 Southington Jaycees, nonprofit, P.O. Box 504, Southington, contact Marc Dynder, (8660) 877-0233 Thai Hut, restaurant, 181 Main St., Southington, contact Awai Vichitvong, (860) 276-8019 Verizon Wireless, cellular phones, 75 Spring St., Southington, contact Ray Reilly, (860) 276-2167 Welcome Wagon International, advertising, 91 Brookfield Road, Seymour, CT 06483, contact Debi Molfese, (203) 247-4919


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sessions were added. Session II will be held July 7, 14, 21, 28 and Aug. 4. Session III will be held Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 8, 15 and 22. Classes for 7- to 14-yearolds will meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Classes for 15-yearolds to adults will meet from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m.. The first three weeks will focus on the long ball and the next two weeks will focus on the short game. Lessons are taught by PGA pro John Vitale. The sessions are limited to 18 golfers per age group. Registration and payment is required at the Parks and Recreation Department, Town Hall, 75 Main St.

Fall travel soccer

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

charge to attend.

The Southington Parks and Recreation Department will offer three, two-week sessions of instructional tennis lessons this summer for Southington residents ages 4 to 18 years old. Each session meets Monday through Thursday for two weeks using Fridays as rain dates, if necessary. Lessons will be held at the Southington High School tennis courts. Session I will run June 27, 28, 29, 30, July 5, 6, 7 and 8. Session II will run July 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20 and 21. Ses-

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Sponsors of the annual Italian Festival are inviting vendors to participate in this year’s event scheduled for Friday to Sunday, July 29 to July 31 at lower Center Street. The festival averages 15,000 to 18,000 attendees each year and is sponsored by the UNICO Club and the Sons of Italy. Food and novelty vendors may contact Mike Fasulo at (860) 919-6647. Only 4 Lots left. Small Upscale Adult community, private yet E-Z access to major highways. Design your floor plan, no two alike. SF from 1700-2200. Price $384,900 to $428,900. Trailer on site to review plans, material, lots. Open Sat. and Sun. 1-3 pm. One look is all you will need. Free Senior Citizens Guide.


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This program is for Southington youth ages 9 to 14 (birthdates from Aug. 1, 1997 to Aug. 1, 2002). U9 to U14 includes five weeks of indoor late season practice, once a week in a newly built heated soccer facility in Waterbury. All players, new or returning, must be present at registration and first-time travel players must bring a copy of a birth certificate. It may be necessary that players will have to try out for a team on a date to be determined. Players will be notified if a tryout is necessary. Registration forms are available on-line at or at time of registration. Checks should be made payable to SSC. No refunds after July 1. For

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NAME RANK BRANCH OF SERVICE PRESENT DUTY STATION Aden Baume 1st. Lt. US Army Iraq Mark F. Birk Lt. Col. USMC Hq. USMC Arlington Va. William Cassada CW3 CT Army Res. West Harford, CT Brenden Cassada SAMN USAFR Keesler AFB, Miss. James F. Clements MA1 (SW) USN Norfolk, Va. Tyler S. Cloutier CPL. USMC Camp Lejeune, N.C. Joseph F. Collier 1st. Lt. US Army Afghanistan Eric Crispino Major US Army Fort Bragg, N.C. Jesse Crispino Major US Army Ft. Eustis, Va. Jordan I. Crooms PFC US Army NG Afghanistan Matthew W. Currao SGT. USMC DI MCRD, San Diego, Calif. John E. DeMello Jr. CAPT. USAF Defense Pentagon, Washington D.C. Michael A. DeMello SGT. US Army Iraq Justin Deschaine Spec. 4 US Army Iraq Justin R. Desjardins LANCE CPL. USMC 29 Palms, Calif. Pietro D. DiChello SGT. US Army Fort Riley, Kansas Brett R. Dorval SRA USAF Fairchild AFB, Washington Michael J. Falk LTC Army NG Hartford Karlene M. Falk CW2 Army NG Waterbury Patrick Gore Senior Airman USAF South Korea Brandon Grodzki LANCE CPL. USMC Yorktown, Va. Mark Hayden Major US Army Afghanistan Robert C Howard, M.D. CAPT. US Army Ft. Sam Houston, Texas Robert Keniston Jr. S/SGT. USAF Schriever, AFB, Colorado Springs, Colo. Jay Larson S/SGT. US Army Kuwait Brendan J. McKinnon LT. US Coast Guard St. Petersburg, Fla. Matthew Moneymaker MAJOR USAF Mildenhall Royal Air Force Base Michael J. Mongillo II T/SGT. USAF Korea Justin Mottoshiski S/SGT. US Army Fort Drum, N.Y. Andrea Neagle CAPT. USMC Afghanistan Brendon Neagle CAPT. USMC Camp Lejeune, N.C. Leonard F. Ostasiewski WARRANT OFFICER CT Army NG Camp Rell, Niantic, Conn. Nathanial Penfield LANCE CPL. USMC Camp Lejeune, N.C. Andrew P. Policki LANCE CPL. USMC Camp Lejeune, N.C. Michael J. Policki CPL. USMC Camp Pendelton, Calif. Ryan C. Politz LANCE CPL. USMC Afghanistan Aaron J. Pryzbek CPL. USMC Camp Lejeune, N.C. Ryan Roper SRA USAF Qatar David N. Sauer Corpsman USN Hosp, Ship - USSMercy Jeremy Smith Seaman USN USS Eisenhower Michael A. Sposato MAJOR US Army Iraq Christopher Szabo, M.D. CAPT. USAF Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. Jason D. Topshe 2nd LT USMC Quantico, Va. Ian Wheeler SGT. USMC MCAS, Beaufort, S.C. Ryan Wheeler SGT. USMC MCRD, Parris Island, S.C. Russell A. Yorski S/SGT. USAF RAF Croughton, England The honor roll is maintained by the Elks Club veterans committee. For more information or to submit information about a member of the military from Southington, contact Len Marcheselle at (860) 621-3792.

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sion III will run July 25, 26, 27, 28, Aug. 1, 2, 3 and 4. The 4to 6-year-old group will meet from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; the 7 and 8-year-old group will meet from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.; the 9- to 11-year-old group will meet from 11 a.m. to noon; and the 12- to 18-yearold group will meet 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. There is a charge to take lessons. Tennis Match Play will be offered to middle and high

school students. These are two-week programs for experienced tennis players to “match play” against each other. The tennis instructor will provide guidance and explanation regarding proper tennis etiquette, sportsmanship and rules. The dates are the same as those above. Times for these sessions are as follows: high school students from 8 to 9:30 a.m.; middle school students from 9:45 to 11:15 a.m. There is a fee to participate. Pre registration is required and class size is limit-

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

Support Our Service members A walk, Support Our Service members, will be held Saturday, July 2, 8:30 a.m., to honor and support military service men and women, past and present. The group will meet on the town green and then walk to the track behind Derynoski Elementary School, 240 Main St. American Legion Post 72 hall will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Refreshments served courtesy of the American Legion Auxiliary. Donations may be made to Post 72. For more information, e-mail or call (860) 997-0569.

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SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON NOTICE OF PASSAGE OF ORDINANCE The following ordinance was passed at a meeting of the Town Council of the Town of Southington on April 11, 2011: An Ordinance Creating the Plainville-Southington Regional Health District BE IT ORDAINED, that Sections 9-1 thru 9-5 of the Ordinances of the Town of Southington are hereby deleted and the following Section to be numbered 9-1 shall read as follows: CREATION AND PURPOSE: The Town of Southington hereby unites with the Town of Plainville to form the Plainville-Southington Regional Health District pursuant to the provisions of the Chapter 368f of the Connecticut General Statutes. It is hereby declared that the purpose of this Ordinance is to protect, preserve and improve the public health of the citizens of the municipalities of the Plainville-Southington Regional Health District. REGIONAL BOARD OF HEALTH: a. The affairs of the Health District shall be managed by a Board which shall have all the duties exercised or performed immediately prior to the effective date of the creation of this Health District by the Directors of Health of the constituent municipalities of the Health District. b. The Health District Board shall exercise all the authority as to public health required of or conferred upon the constituent municipalities by law and shall have the powers set forth in Section 19a-243 of the Connecticut General Statutes, as amended. c. Appointment Board. The appointment of the Board shall be governed by statutes and regulations for the State Department of Public Health. Based upon current guidelines. The Town Council for the Town of Southington shall appoint five (5) members to the Board and the Town Council for the Town of Plainville shall appoint two (2) members to the Board. Of the five (5) members to be appointed by the Town of Southington, one shall be its Town Manager and of the two (2) members appointed by the Town of Plainville, one shall be its Town Manager. The other appointments shall be in the discretion of the Town Council. d. Term of Office: The term of office for members of the Health District Board shall be three (3) years, except that during the initial formation of the Board appointments shall be staggered into one, two or three year terms. DIRECTOR OF HEALTH a. Appointment. The Health District Board, with approval of the Commissioner of Health, shall appoint a full-time Director of Health for the Health District pursuant to the procedure and qualifications set forth in Section 19a-242 of the Connecticut General Statutes, as amended. The Board may also appoint an acting full-time Director of Health to serve in the Director of Health’s absence or if a vacancy exists, provided such acting Director meets the same qualifications as the Director of Health as set forth in Section 19a-242 of the Connecticut General Statutes, as amended, or such qualifications as may be approved by the Commissioner of Health. Upon the appointment of a Director of Health for the Health district, the terms of office of the present Director of Health of each constituent municipality shall terminate. The Health District shall also appoint the current Medical Advisor from Southington and the current medical advisor from Plainville for a period of at least two (2) years. After such time, it shall be in the discretion of the Board as to the appointment of the Medical Advisor(s). b. Powers and Duties. The Director of Health shall perform all such duties as are required of Directors of Health by the Connecticut General Statutes or the State of Connecticut Public Health Code. In addition, the Director of Health shall enforce all ordinances of the constituent municipalities within said municipalities as long as such said ordinances do not conflict with the Connecticut General Statutes or the State of Connecticut Public Health Code, provided however, that any provision of a municipal ordinance which is more strict than the State of Connecticut Public Health Code shall not constitute a conflict and the provision of the municipal ordinance shall prevail. c. Removal. The Director of Health may be removed upon vote of a majority of the members of the Health District Board upon a finding of misconduct, material neglect of duty, or incompetence in the conduct of this office in accordance with Section 19a-242 of the Connecticut General Statutes, as amended. POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE BOARD: a. General Powers. The Health District Board may make and promulgate reasonable rules and regulations for the promotion of general health within the district; such rules and regulations shall not be in conflict with the State of Connecticut Public Health Code or any municipal ordinance of each constituent municipality; provided however, that any provision of such rules and regulations which is more strict than the State of Connecticut Public Health Code shall not constitute a conflict and the provision of the rules and regulations shall prevail. No such rule or regulation shall be adopted until a public hearing has been held by the Board of the proposed rule or regulation. Notice of the time, place and purpose of the hearing shall be by publication in a newspaper having a substantial circulation in each constituent municipality at least seven (7) days prior to the hearing. The powers of the Board shall include, but not be limited to the following: to sue and be sued; to make and execute contracts and other instruments necessary or convenient to the exercise of powers of the Health District; to make and from time to time amend and repeal bylaws, rules and regulations; to acquire real estate; and to have whatever other powers are necessary to properly carry out its powers as an independent entity of government; to develop and implement a budget; and to develop and implement public health policy for the Health District. b. Meetings, Chairperson. The Board shall meet at least quarterly and at other times determined by the chairperson. At the Board’s initial meeting and thereafter at each Fall meeting, the Board shall elect a chairperson, and the Health District shall furnish the necessary offices and equipment to enable the Board to carry out its duties. c. Fiscal Year, Budget. The fiscal year of the Health District shall be from July 1 to June 30, and by the thirty-first (31) day of January in each year the Board shall estimate the amount of money required to pay the costs and expenses of the Health District during the ensuing fiscal year and submit that amount to the Town Manager’s office for both Southington and Plainville. Pursuant to Section 19a-243 of the Connecticut General Statutes, as amended, such Board shall hold a public hearing on its proposed budget, two weeks’ notice of which shall be given in a newspaper having a circulation in each constituent municipality of such district. From time to time the Board shall draw upon the treasurer of each town within the district a proportionate share of the expenses of such district, from such funds as may have been appropriated by each, to pay the cost of operating the Health District, such apportionment to be made equitably on a per capita basis as established by the most recent annual population estimate by the state Department of Health. The Health District shall make timely applications to the state Department of Public Health for reimbursements for which it is entitled, as set forth in Section 19a-245 of the Connecticut General Statutes, as amended. The Health District shall provide said Department with all budgetary and other information necessary for the Health District to qualify for any reimbursements or other funds allowable under State or Federal law. SEVERABILITY: Should any section, subsection, paragraph, sentence or clause of this ordinance be adjudged invalid, the remainder of this ordinance shall not be affected thereby and shall be deemed valid and effective. EFFECTIVE DATE: The effective date of this ordinance shall be July 1, 2011. Dated: June 16, 2011 TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON Garry Brumback Town Manager



SOUTHINGTON ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS LEGAL NOTICE The Southington Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Council Chambers, 75 Main Street, 2nd floor, Southington, Connecticut for the following purposes: A. A P P E A L # 5 8 5 7 A , Application of Feng Tian Zhou for special exception approval to allow applicant to apply to the State of Connecticut for a restaurant liquor license under Sections 4-01.32, 11-04 & 15-05 of the Zoning SOUTHINGTON Regulations, 973 MeriLEGAL NOTICE den-Waterbury Rd. a.k.a. 1 Lion Condo TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON (Map 023, Parcel 017), REQUEST FOR QUOTES property of Alina & WEST STREET Stephen Farago in a B CORRIDOR ZONING zone. ANALYSIS EXIT 31 Dated this 13th day of INTERCHANGE ON I-84 June, 2011 TO BRISTOL TOWN LINE ZONING BOARD OF SOUTHINGTON, APPEALS CONNECTICUT ROBERT SALKA, The Town of Southington CHAIRMAN requests proposals from qualified consultants for the West Street corridor zoning AUTOMOBILES analysis, Exit 31 interchange on I-84 to the Bristol Townline. An original and five (5) copies of proposals must be submitted to Mary F. Savage-Dunham, Town Planner, no later than 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2011. Proposals not received by this time will be rejected. C H E V R O L E T P R I Z M 2 00 1 The full Request for Quotes may be obtained at the 30 Day 1,500$3,288 MILE WARRANTY Planning Department or the BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Town Manager’s office in Down payments as low as $988 the Southington Town Hall, Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106 75 Main Street, Southington, Connecticut. The Town of Southington reserves the rights: to accept any, all or any part of the Proposal; to reject any, all, or any part of the Proposal; to waive any nonmaterial deficiencies in the Is your Proposal responses; and to merchandise award the Proposal that in it’s judgment will be in "blending in?" Town’s best interests. Placing a Marketplace ad The Town of Southington is is an easy and affordable an equal opportunity/affir- way to whip up some mative action employer. interest among potential Small business enterprises, buyers. What are you woman-owned businesses waiting for? Contact us and minority owned busi- today and start turning the nesses are encouraged to stuff you don’t want into something you do want: participate.

SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes Sec. 12165 a list of uncollectible uncollected property taxes in the amount of $115,994.24 to be transferred to the Tax Collector’s Suspense Tax book for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011 is on file in the office of the Town Clerk. Dated at Southington, CT this 21st day of June, 2011. Leslie G. Cotton Municipal Clerk Town of Southington

Dated at Southington, Connecticut June 16, 2011



The Southington Citizen — Friday, June 24, 2011 AUTOMOBILES





CAMPER & TRAILERS TOYOTA MINI RV Camper1984. $1800 or best offer. Call (203) 237-3330 or 203-3146376

CADDY 2000

Sedan DeVille. 85,000mls 4DR. Well maintained. Great cond! 5,500. Owner 860342-2857 or 860-759-3701


DODGE STRATUS 2003 $3,988 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $1,288 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

Kia Rondo LX 2007 Wagon, Automatic, 4 Cylinder. #11291A $11,588

(203) 235-1667

16’ Old Town Canoe, 160K, Discovery. Polyethyleen, cane seats, center bench, oars. Used twice. $500. Call 203-537-3572. PONTIAC GRAND AM 2001 $3,888 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $1,288 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

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Let Us Give You A Fresh Start

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

24 month/24000 Miles Warranty Tax, Title, Fees Additional Apply Now Jack 1-866-879-1616

Cars Starting At $199 Down

Chevy Cobalt LT 2010 w/1LT, Low Miles, 4 Door $14,792 Stock# C7099 (203) 237-5561

LINCOLN LS 2004 Apply Now 1-866-879-1616

Luxury, 4 Door, Automatic $6,991 Stock# C7119 (203) 237-5561

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

Toyota Camry LE 1997


Automatic, 4 Cylinder $5,991 Stock# C7114 (203) 237-5561

Touring, GPS, TV, DVD #11293A $25,989

CHRYSLER Sebring 2001 Covertible, 6cyl, Triple Tan w/ leather, ac, all power. 110K. Very Nice Condition, many new parts Runs excellent. Asking $3,300. Must See Call Mark 203-237-9228

(203) 235-1667

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

BULLDOGS, Frenchie, Chihuahuas, Yorkie, Shih-Tzu, Labradoodle, Boston Terrier. Buggle, Cane Corso, Blue Pit, Poodle mixes, Bull Mastiff. $350+. 860-930-4001

CRYSTAL LAKE Equestrian Center ~ In Middletown, CT. Offers Horse Boarding, Lessons, Pony Rides & Birthday Parties. Come Visit us Today! (860)343-9506 FREE 4 Baby Hamsters. Cute. Call 860-628-0057 Leave message. HYBRID Designer Breed Non shedding, hypo allergenic cross between bichon frise and shih tzu. 1st shots. Taking deposits. Ready 6/1 Call 860-329-9893

SUV’S FINANCE Buy Here Pay Here Financing! Down pymts as low as $588 plus tax & reg, low weekly pymts, no finance charge, or credit check cars under $3000. Call 203-5305905, Cheap Auto Rental LLC.


(203) 235-1667


CASH And/Or Tax deduction for your vehicle. Call

NISSAN ALTIMA 2007 2.5S, Sedan Automatic 39,916 mi. #9528P $15,488

Convertible, 4 cyl., Automatic #9411P $15,988

VOLKSWAGEN Beetle 2001 Auto, 5 disc CD, sunroof, runs well. 120K miles, $3,300. Call 203-235-3991 or 203-379-6070

(203) 235-1667

The Jewish Childrens Fund

ACURA TL 2006 Automatic, 4 Door, 6 Cylinder $15,991 Stock# C7112 (203) 237-5561



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


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

Dodge Avenger 2008

LHASA APSO and Mal-Shi Pups Hair, not fur! Excellent family dogs. Smart & well behaved. 1 black female, 2 brown & 2 light grey males. 7 weeks old. Ready to go! $400. 860-335-0169

Free Towing!

FORD Expedition 2000- Fully loaded, excellent condition. Runs perfectly. Many new parts. $3500. Call (203) 3796180

FWD, 4 Door Sedan $12,292 Stock# C7105 (203) 237-5561


H Y U N D A I S O N A T A 2 00 1 $3,988 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $1,288 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

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

HARLEY DAVIDSON Sportster 1200 custom 2004 - Bike has 7700 miles on it and is in mint condition. Im asking $5500. Call 860 517 9870

HONDA CRV EX-L 2009 Sunroof, AWD, Automatic #10322A $24,988


Always a sale in Marketplace

CORVETTES Wanted 1953-1972 Any condition. Competitive professional. Licensed & Bonded. 1-800-850-3656

(203) 235-1667 YAMAHA Virago 750 1992 Excellent condition. Lots of chrome! Runs great! Comes with windshield & saddlebags. Left in storage for many years. $2850. Call (203) 379-6180

LAWN & GARDEN AGWAY Riding lawn mower. 12HP, 38” cut. With bagger set up. $450 or best offer. Call (203) 265-6166

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


Friday, June 24, 2011 — The Southington Citizen CONSTRUCTION EQUIP & TOOLS

JET DRUM SANDER Model 10-20 Plus REDUCED TO $300 (203) 238-2460 MOVING! Everything Must Go! Masonry equipment for sale. Call 203-710-1009


60” SONY TV w/hdmi, Dolbe digital sound, SRS connections, 1 1/2 yr old, with stand. $1000 or best offer. Call (203) 5892620

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES KITCHEN remodeling. All appliances ect for sale. Call for details 203-238-3250 TWIN bedroom set, excellent condition, Walnut, new mattresses and box springs, double dresser with beveled mirror, asking $350. 203-272-6010


FENWAY PARK Bus Trip July 24 Boston vs. Seattle 1:35pm R.B. sec. 35 motor coach $110.00 pp. Call 203-605-2087 for details


AFFORDABLE Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves.

Appliance Repairs

Will Deliver



Model 10-20 Plus REDUCED TO $300 (203) 238-2460 MOVING SALE! Pool table, regulation size, $1000 firm; Budweiser pool table light, $500 firm. Shuffle board table, $250/bo. Air hockey table, full size, $250/bo. Black leather sectional couch, exc. cond., $650/bo. 3 pc entertainment center, Brazilian wood, orig, $1500; asking $500/bo. Cedar playscape, $500 - you take apart. Call 203-213-0873


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

203-235-8431 WANTED Hunting & Fishing Tackle Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Dave anytime 860-463-4359

HOUSES FOR RENT WALLINGFORD - 4BR, 1 1/2 bath, lg. backyard. New kitchen & new bath. Exc. neighborhood. 1 mo. plus sec. Pets negotiable. $1650. 16 Shady Dr. (203) 679-2137


MERIDEN - Crown Village Bldg 7, 1 BR, 1st flr. heat & HW incl. Balcony, storage area, pool, laundry rm, intercom. Avail. July 1. $735/ mo. + sec. No pets. 203-631-1534 MERIDEN- Spacious 1 BR apt in good neighborhood, private entrance, gas heat, FP, w/d included. $750. 203-235-1468 MERIDEN-3BR Townhouse, gar, FP, pools open. No pets. 2mo sec. Utils not included. $1465/mo. Call 203-631-2983

APARTMENTS FOR RENT AMANA REFRIGERATOR Model bx21vc. Very good condition, five years old. Must sell, we changed all our appliances to stainless. Asking $300 or best offer. 67 5/8" H x 31 5/8" W x 31 1/2 D. 27.3 cu. ft.

KITCHAID DISHWASHER... $175 or best offer

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


21 FOOT CIRCULAR Above Ground Pool Everything included. You must take apart. $1000. 203-507-9100


$$$ CA$H $$$ MAYTAG ELECTRIC COOK TOP (Black) ...$200 or best offer CALL (203) 686-0108 BOSCH washer & dryer, 3yrs old front loading, $850/pair. Exc cond. Frigidaire refrig., 18.2 cubic ft. 3yr old, $250. Exc cond! 203-235-6256 BRAND new 9 pc DR set hdwd birch, table, leaf, 6 chairs white cushions, lighted hutch. $875. Also avail matching bar stools, $150. 203-213-0604 until 10pm.

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 2ND GENERATION Buying old items from your house, attic or basement. One call we do it all. 203-639-1002

FRIDGE, $50 Electric stove, $25 Call (203) 589-7795 HUTCH Vermont Pine Beautiful. FREE. You pick up. Call (203) 440-4040 THREE PIECE Antique white wicker furniture set: rocking chair, sofa and chair. Excellent condition. $300. For information, call (203) 238-2460 after 3:30 p.m.

Always Buying, Old, used and antique handtools. Carpentry, Machinist, Engraving and Workbench tools. If you have old or used tools that are no longer being used, call with confidence. Fair & friendly offers made in your home. Please call Cory 860-613-1108

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

L & E PROPERTY Management offers Meriden - 1, 2, 3 & 4BR apts Newly Renovated! Avail. Immed. 203-240-4688 MER 2 BR 1st Fl apt. Large kitchen. Renovated, appliances, AC, coin op laundry. Heat & HW incl. No pets. $910/mo + sec. (203) 626-2320 MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. East Side, 2nd fl studio $180/wk+sec. 1BR, 3rd fl, $845/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm 203630-3823 or MERIDEN - 1BR, Clean, high ceilings, hdwd flrs, unique layout. Deck. Lg. yard. No pets. 2 mos. sec. $675/mo. (203) 464-3083 MERIDEN - 2 BR., 2nd floor, off Street parking, utilities not included, credit check and Sec. Dep. Req., $750/ Mo. Call 203915-7651 MERIDEN - Spacious 5 rm, 2bedrm, 2nd floor, stove, ref. w/d hookup, front porch, lrg. yard. Clean, nice area. $825/ mo. 860-690-5555 MERIDEN 1 & 2 BR Apartments Available. Clean. Hardwood floors. Spacious. Off street parking, extra storage, section 8 approved. $750-$950. Contact 203-379-0454

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

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 1 BR. 1st flr, Pet ok. Energy efficient. 1 yr lease, deposit. Move-in special - $825. Plus utilities. 508-558-8126

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

2 BR

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

Starting at $800 Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-639-8751

MERIDEN 1BR, 2nd flr . 1 bath, Appliances Incl. 110 Colony St. Off St. Parking. Section 8 Approved. $650/mo + sec. Call 203-927-8215 MERIDEN 2 BR, 3rd Floor $650 per month. Includes hot water. 31 Twiss St. 1st & last month’s rent + security. 203-235-0274 MERIDEN 2 BR. Laundromat. Pets. 1yr lease, deposit. Energy efficient! Move-in special - $850. Plus utilities. 508-558-8126 MERIDEN 2BR, 3rd fl & 3BR, 2nd fl. $775-$1000. Off-st-park. No pets. Utils not incld. Credit ck. 1mo sec. Tom 203-772-2227 MERIDEN 3 BR, 2nd Fl. Clean. Off street parking. Porch. WD hookup. Gas heat. No util. 1st & last month’s rent and sec. $875. 27 Twiss St. 203-235-0274. MERIDEN 3BR - Huge, First Fl. Hardwood flrs. Stove, Refrig, Washer and Dryer included. Section 8 approved. $1100/mo 203-314-4978 MERIDEN 5 Rooms, 2 Br. 2nd fl. 53 Newton St. Off street parking, oil heat, gas stove, hot water. No pets/smoking W/D hook-up. $775. 203-235-4299 MERIDEN EFFICIENCY CUTE 2 ROOMS Off street parking. Broad Street. $550. 2 mo sec. Credit ck req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN MOVE IN SPECIAL Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841 MERIDEN Unique 2 BR, 3rd Fl. Randolph Ave. Off st parking. $700 per month. 2 mos security plus application fee req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN-2BR, 2nd flr. Avail now! No pets. $700/mo. Section 8 approved. 203-427-7706 MERIDEN-3BR 2nd flr & 3rd flr. Liberty St. Recently renovated Stove & refrig, W/D hkup, offst parking, yard, storage. Sect 8 appr’d. $1100. 203-506-6398 MERIDEN-3BR, big, 6rms, hdwd flrs, stove, refrig, off-st-park, laundry. $895/mo. Refs. Safe, clean call Jonah 203-430-0340 MERIDEN. 1 BR apt, downtown on bus line, $500/mo, utils not included. Sec & ref. No pets. 203-982-3042. MOVE IN SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $695/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric included. Private balcony. 1 month free rent. Ask for details. Call for info 203-639-4868

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

Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

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

Only $950 Heat, Hot and Cold Water Included 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!

WALLINGFORD-$249,900 What a lovely home. 4BR, 2BA, newer C/Air and roof. FP in LR, sunken DR, 1C under garage, circular driveway, over 1600 sqft all on .43 acre, quiet street. Call Kathy 203-265-5618

(860) 828-3958 also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN. 3 BR apt, hardwood, spacious kit, tenant pays utilities, 24 Wood St. $1100/mo + sec. Call Jamari (203) 317-7381 PLAINVILLE - 2BR, w/d hookups, parking, no pets. No smoking. Credit check. $750/mo. (860) 747-5158 WALLINGFORD 1BR Effiency Apartment. Stove & refrigerator. Utilities not included. Central location. No pets. $730 per month+security. 203-317-9824 WALLINGFORD 2BR, 5 rms in 2 family, 2nd flr, off st. parking. No pets. Credit check. $775 + utils. 203-284-1853 WALLINGFORD-2BR, 2hd flr, W/D hkup. Nice, clean. Off-stparking. No pets/smoking. Call 203-269-5733 for appointment WALLINGFORD-3rd flr, 2BR, near library. No smoking/pets. Sec dep. Refs req’d. $800/mo+utils. 203-269-1426

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN Clean, Safe Room. 203-634-8084 Utilities & fridge included. Share kitchen/bath. $120 per week plus security.

NORTH HAVEN Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV, furn’d. Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333

VACATION & SEASONAL RENTALS WESTBROOK, 3 bedroom, direct waterfront cottage on private beach, available July 16-23 & August 20-27. Call 860747-8282

KENSINGTON $159,900 5 rm, 2 BR, 1.1 ba Cape. Convenient location. Agent related, MaryAnn B. 860-594-6949. Prudential CT Realty. Independently Owned EHO


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

HOUSES FOR SALE CHESHIRE - $228,900 Beautiful Quarry Village. Ranch style end unit. Spacious eat in kit. w/newer appls, DR, French doors leading out to deck overlooking lg. back yard. LR w/FP, 2BRs - master w/walk-in closet, 2 full baths, C/A, plenty of closet space throughout. Full bsmt w/washer/dryer. 1 car garage. Call 203-996-0001

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

ROOMS FOR RENT CHESHIRE Located on mini farm. Off street parking. Kitchen privileges. No smoking. No drugs. $480 per month. (475) 201-8894 MERIDEN - Room for rent. References, security. Off st. parking. Utilities included. Call (203) 623-4396 leave message. MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or MERIDEN. Room for rent, all util, share kit, bath & LR. Washer & dryer, off st parking. $125/week. 2 wks sec. $50 key dep. (203) 605-8591

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

Looking for a friend? Find litters of critters in Marketplace.


The Southington Citizen — Friday, June 24, 2011

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

HELP WANTED DRIVERS-CDL A & B Hourly pay Local routes. 2yrs min. exp. Call or email cts800-543-0531 General

HELP WANTED ADMIN SECRETARY FT 5yrs healthcare experience preferred. Computer literate. Fax cover letter, resume & salary req to 203-272-6968 or mail PO Box 1056, Cheshire, CT 06410

ASSOCIATE CITY ENGINEER The City of Meriden is accepting applications for the position of Associate City Engineer. Must be a licensed CT Professional Engineer; A licensed CT PE/LS desirable. Work requires, but not limited to, the preparation of design reports, reviews consultant prepared design plans/ reports. Requires hands on experience with state and federal funding sources, knowledge of local state and federal regulations and computer applications, must have a valid CT driver’s license. Send resumes to the Personnel Department, City of Meriden, 142 East Main Street, Meriden, CT 06450. Last date to apply is Monday, July 11, 2011. See E.O.E Women and Minorities are urged to apply. AUTO Accessory Installer FT/PT Aftermarket Accessory and/or Performance Parts Install, Auto Fabrication, 12 Volt/ MECP Cert, 3+ yrs solid work exp, own tools. Send resume to Or mail: Record-Journal Box 15M 11 Crown St., Meriden, CT 06450 AUTO TECH/DISMANTLER Auto Mechanic needed to disassemble vehicles. Must be reliable, exp’d & have tools. Exc pay & benefits inc med/ dent/vaca/IRA plan. Call Bishop’s Auto Parts 860-301-2330 BIRTH TO THREE SITE SUPERVISORCentral CT Easter Seals Direct B-3 program: recruit, supervise & evaluate. Maintain compliance with all aspects of the B-3 system in collaboration with other site supervisors to ensure uniform policy implementation. Master’s/Bachelor’s Degree in early intervention fields (PT, OT, SLP, Social Work, Spec. Ed.) and licensed by DPH. Three years supervisory experience in B-3 system. Comprehensive benefit package. Call Beverly Malinowski at 203-237-1448 X 23 or e-mail

Body Shop Technician Full Time Be a part of our growing team at DATTCO in our body shop. We are seeking experienced car, truck and bus body repair technicians. Use your years of experience to diagnose and provide quality vehicle repair in a timely and cost effective manner. Applicants must have a good, positive attitude, organizational skills and their own tools. Pay scale depends on level of experience. Employment available in Middletown first shift. Please send resume to or fill out an application at DATTCO 131 Tuttle Road, Middletown, CT 06457. AA/EOE

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

$240-$550/Week Start Immediately Meriden 203-440-9222 or Southington 860-329-0316 GROUP HOME MANAGER We are seeking a Residential Program manager to oversee in Supportive Living Programs with individuals with developmental disabilities and behavioral challenges. This position would provide advocacy for individuals served ; Ensure that the individuals plan are carried out as outlined in the written plan, programs, schedules and other documentation; Support each individual served in taking care of their life-needs, i.e. home, finances, proper nutrition, medication, socialization and recreational. This position is fulltime Mon- Fri 40 hours flexible to meet the needs of the program. The ideal candidate would have experience and knowledge of aggressive behaviors and the Ability to handle stressful, hectic situations without loss of efficiency and composure. Ability to analyze situations, develop creative solutions, act quickly and remain calm in a crisis. Remain in compliance with CPR, First Aide, Med Cert ,and PMT throughout employment. A minimum of 3 years experience managing a supportive living program or group home required. Knowledge of DDS regulations and IP process a must. If qualified, please send resume to: D. Sterling, CSI, 2666 State Street, Hamden, CT 06517; email: dstelring@ fax: 203-407-1625. HVAC IMMEDIATE OPENINGS INSTALLERS Gas & oil piping, and hydro piping for boiler replacements as well as residential new construction installation of warm air heating & C-Air. SERVICE TECHS Oil, gas & electric sys repair & maintenance. D2/S2 license and clean driving record. See John at Silver City Furnace, East Main St., Meriden or call (203) 237-0995 MACHINE Operator - 2nd shift Wallingford. MUST HAVE manufacturing experience, STABLE work history & good MATH skills. Temp to hire $10.50. Call AR Mazzotta (203) 949-4242

HELP WANTED FULL TIME/PART TIME - Foreign Engine repair/mechanic. Excellent wages & benefits. 203-284-8989. PART TIME Accounts Payable/ Accounts Receivable Clerk. Must be proficient in Quickbooks. 203-284-8989 PART-TIME DRIVER Middletown location. Must have clean driving record. Apply in person: Town Fair Tire, 860 Washington St, Middletown PART-TIME Office Position 810hrs/week. Strong communication skills- both written and oral, strong work ethic and computer skills, work independently and well organized. Interested send resume attn: Holly at: or fax to 203.272.8894

Project Engineer Mfg firm seeking an articulate, highly motivated, self starting to design progressive dies, tools, and fixtures. Strong project management, organizational, and communication skills required. Must be a team player able to structure a strong cohesive business unit. Must have solid understanding of progressive and secondary tool design, manufacturing processes and techniques, tool and product material selection, and current CAD software. Ideal candidate will have 10+ yrs experience, a diversified background in medical, military, aerospace and other commercial industries, and worked with various steel.

Wire EDM Programmer/ Operator 2ND Shift Experienced Wire EDM Operator. Candidates must be able to Program EDM machines & set up EDM equipment which includes Fanuc Robo-Cut. Competence with reading micrometers & calipers required. Mastercam X4 programming a plus.

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CNC Tsugami Swiss Style Setup/Program/Operator 1st Shift MUST be skilled in CNC Tsugami Swiss Style setup and operation. Must be a self-starter able to produce parts from blueprint & work with minor supervision. 3 - 5 yrs experience required. Master Cam or SS Abile programming knowledge a plus. We offer excellent benefits and wages. Serious and Qualified Applicants Only!


Pete In The Pickup Junk Removal & Odd Jobs 203-886-5110 GARY Wodatch Debris removal of any kind. Homeowner’s, contractor’s, small dumpsters avail. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430 GARY Wodatch Demolition Services. Sheds, pools, decks, garages, concrete walks, patios, Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430


INTERLANDI LAW OFFICE Handles car accident cases, DUI defense & veterans claims. Call 860-828-2166 now for a free consultation!


REPAIRS Large or Small entry door & window replacement done by owner, also provide additions, finish basments, deck & complete home improvements. Free est. 203238-1449 CT REG. #578107 MR. HANDY Home Improvement & Repairs. No Job Too Small. CT Reg #624078 Call Larry (860) 877-5678 J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880 CUSTOM CARPENTRY Family rooms, kitchens, baths, siding, framing, tile. Ext/Int. Family Run Since 1949. #573358. Call 203-715-8850


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

MC PLUMBING & HOME IMPROVEMENT Honest - Neat - Reliable - Insured Refs. Avail. HIC# 062505 Call Mike 203-427-3772

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

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

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


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

Machine Operators - 2nd & 3rd shifts. Wallingford. MUST HAVE manufacturing experience & STABLE work history. Call (203) 949-4242 or send resume to MASON-Min 3yrs experience in commercial tuckpointing, waterproofing, brick replacement, painting, swing scaffolding etc for 64yr old restoration co. Top Pay/Benefit, New England Masonry, Naugatuck 203729-2266 AA/EOE

Component Engineers, Inc. 108 N. Plain Industrial Road Wallingford, CT 06492 PT TELEMARKETING/ Inside Sales. Call businesses for School sponsorships. You must be hardworking and comfortable in sales environment. In Woodbridge, 12-25hrs, hourly + comm. Call 203-389-5994

DECKS R US Custom built decks, walkways, pavers, fireplaces, stone work. Family Run Since 1949. #573358 Call 203-715-8850

J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880 DE CA Home Improvement Kitchen & Bath Flooring, Painting Roofing & Siding We provide reliable service. (203) 630-1294 (203) 886-6566 Ins., Free Estimates. CT #624716

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HOUSE CLEANING GUTTERS HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM Seamless Gutters/Downspouts Gutter cleaning/repairs No Job Too Small. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

Over 25 years experience. Call today for free estimates. Call 203-440-3535 Ct. Reg. #578887

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

POLISH/ENGLISH speaking woman to clean house w/care. 2nd cleaning 50% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. 860-538-4885 YOUR HOME or office will be sparkling clean. Free estimate. Good references. Insured. 10 yrs of exp. Call (203) 815-6630 HOUSECLEANING Home, office, res/com. Insured Done by an exp’d lady. Good refs. Call Ilda 203-234-7958/ 203-848-4781


Pete In The Pickup Junk Removal & Odd Jobs 203-886-5110


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


BILL RUDOLPH LANDSCAPING Paver walkways, retaining walls, drainage, shrub replacement, lawn repairs. Landscape design. Sidewalk renovation. Free Est. Lic #563661 203-237-9577 RICK’S AFFORDABLE Mowing, clean-ups, mulch, brush, pricker & small tree removal. Trim hedges. Clean Gutters & Power wash. 203530-4447.

JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Shrub & tree pruning, all your landscaping needs. Top Quality Work. Fully Licensed & insured. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311

CLEANING SERVICE We’ll clean your house or office with a sparkle. Second cleaning 50% off for new clients. Polish /English speaking. Bonded, ins. Free est. Anna (860) 505-7720



Spring Clean-Ups. Clean Estates, Home, Attic, Bsmnt, Garage, Appliances, Furniture. Free est. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

MR. HANDY Home Improvement & Repairs. No Job Too Small. CT Reg #624078 Call Larry (860) 877-5678

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

A-1 HANDYMANPLUS CT Reg #606277. Give us a Call - WE DO IT ALL! Free estimates. 203-631-1325

HARDWOOD FLOORING Apply in person, e-mail or fax resume to 203-269-1357


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

COMMERCIAL and Residential Spring Clean Up, Aerating & Dethatching , Mowing. Much more. Lic & insured. CT#615434. (203) 927-2681

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

ELECTRICAL SERVICE HEATING & COOLING T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service



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

Junk Removal Services of All Kind Attics, Basements, Sheds, Gar. No Matter How Big or Small! Give Us a Call 203-676-9595

FULL SERVICE LANDSCAPING Re-do your flower beds for as low as $250. Weeding, mulching, planting #0619909 203-715-2301


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LANDSCAPING YARD CLEANUPS, Hedge trimming, brush & small tree removal. Odd jobs. Dump Runs. Junk Removal. Don 203-235-1318 A-1 LANDSCAPING WE DO IT ALL - SMALL AND BIG JOBS. QUALITY JOB AFFORDABLE PRICE GUARENTEED 203706-2347 CT Reg #612706 GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 cell 860-558-5430

MOVING & STORAGE DEVS DAILY DELIVERIES LLC Hauling, removal, clean-outs, delivery. Fully insured. Free est. Call 203-440-1711 or 855225-5350/ 203-510-1363

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


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


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

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

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

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

LANDSCAPING AND MORE Spring Clean-Ups. Tree Removal. Shrub & hedge trimming. Give us a call - we do it all! 860-982-5334 or 203-314-8511

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

LAWN & GARDEN ROTOTILLING Garden Bill with Troy Bilt. No garden too small. (203) 294-1160 A-1 HOME LANDSCAPING LAWNS $15. WE ALSO DO LANDSCAPING, ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING. CALL ASAP 203706-2347. CT Reg #612706

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

PAUL’S MASONRY. New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplace. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281 JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 26 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498


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

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Gonzalez Construction

Monroe Staffing is holding an open house Mon. 6/20 from 10-2 Full and part time openings- 1st and 2nd shift for the following:


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

203-639-0032 Fully licensed/insured. CT Reg.# 577319 ASPHALT Paving & Seal Coating Com & Res Properties Patching driveways, crack filling, grading, drainage, line painting, excavation Lic 0619909. 203-715-2301



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

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MC PLUMBING & HOME IMPROVEMENT Honest - Neat - Reliable - Insured Refs. Avail. HIC# 062505 Call Mike 203-427-3772 DON’T Flush money down the drain, call Duane Plumbing, heating. Quality work, low rates Major credit cards accptd. 203379-8944 lic. #283401 P1 MEDINA Sewer & Drain Cleaning Services LLC. Quality work at affordable prices. 24hr srv. Benny Medina 203-909-1099

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

203-639-0032 Fully license/insured. CT Reg# 577319 CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality-LOWEST Price Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Addtions ●Credit Cards Accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455


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

SERVICES OFFERED FREE Gutter Cleaning w/exterior housewash add deck, patio, walkways, walls, windows receive 10% OFF! 10% off senior discount Lic 0619909. 203-715-2301

POWER WASHING Is Spring cleaning On the outside. FREE ESTIMATES. Call Kevin 203-440-3279

DEVS DAILY DELIVERIES LLC Hauling, removal, clean-outs, delivery. Fully insured. Free est. Call 203-440-1711 or 855225-5350 203-510-1363 INTERLANDI LAW OFFICE Handles car accident cases, DUI defense & veterans claims. Call 860-828-2166 now for a free consultation!

★Warehouse/Order Selectors ●Forklift Operators/Shipping and Receiving $10-13/hr ●Scanning experience a plus

TOP SOIL SAND & FILL HAZELWOOD EXCAVATING Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.


FILL, Topsoil & Trucking Available. Call 860-346-3226

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

PRICKER REMOVAL RICK’S AFFORDABLE Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or small. 15 yrs exp. 203-5304447. GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430


Please come prepared for a formal interview w/Monroe Staffing Staffing Specialist. Please supply your resume and work references.

Homecare Positions Available ✫ LPNs - Part Time - 7p-8a ✫ HHAs/CNAs - 7a-8p Must be certified and have reliable transportation! Fax resume ATTN: Claire 203-599-6071 or apply online

AGOSTINO’S Tile, LLC Lowest installation prices around. Over 20 yrs exp. Your tile or mine. CT#6069696 Free est. 203 879-8648 or 203-910-9283


ROOF CLEANING Remove unwanted fungus, algae streaks, moss from your homes roof today. FULLY LIC’D & INS CT#0619909. 203-715-2301

★ Customer Service/Call Center $10/hr ● In and outbound calls, up selling- no cold calling!!! ● Accurate data entry skills



BEGO’S Masonry Retaining Walls, Brick and Block works Fireplace, Chimneys, Stairs, Stoops, Sidewalks, Masonry Repair and much more. Free est. 20yrs exp. CT# 601857 203-754-5034 or 203-565-7129 S & H MASONRY LLC Stonewalls, steps, chimneys, concrete, retaining walls, FPs, Lic/Ins. #607639. 203-376-0355

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



DE CA LANDSCAPING ● Patios & Decks ● Walkways ● Mulch & Lawn Mowing ● Spring Cleanups We provide reliable service. (203) 630-1294 (203) 886-6566 Ins., Free Estimates. CT #624716


The Record-Journal Publishing Company in Meriden, Connecticut seeks a hands-on VP Finance/Corporate Controller. This locally owned multi-media company is looking for a top financial manager who reports to the president of the company working out of Meriden and oversees three businesses located in Meriden, Westerly, RI and Orlando, Florida. Responsibilities include supervising and assisting a staff of seven in day-to-day operations of the accounting department, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, cash management, HR and consolidation accounting. Among other things, this individual will be responsible for the monthend close, preparation of the financial statements, forecast budgets and financial analysis. Controller will interface with external auditors and periodically travel to company locations. Requirements include a degree in accounting, CPA preferred, strong analytical and computer skills, knowledge of pension and post-retirement accounting, income taxes and 5+ years of experience as Controller or equivalent. This position has growth opportunities. Team player and strong communications skills required. Please send resume to: Record-Journal Box 16P, 11 Crown St, Meriden, Ct 06450 or email to:

Industrial Electrician QUALIFICATIONS: Must have a working knowledge of safe work practices and have demonstrated safe work practices in the past, with a good safety record. 1. Heavy Industrial Electrician or a two-year associate degree in an electrical field a plus. 2. Ability to work with minimal direction. 3. Able to use various pieces of electrical test equipment such as, but not limited to: multimeters, meggars, and clamp-on ammeters. 4. Ability to interpret electrical schematics for repair, installation and maintenance. 5. Journeyman license is a plus. 6. PLC knowledge preferable. 7. Mechanical and hydraulic knowledge is a plus. 8. Position will work rotating 12 and 8 hour shifts. 9. Able to work with other electrical and mechanical craftsmen, and plant operating personnel. 10. Able to interact with other maintenance, operating and plant support personnel. This is a rotating shift position. A qualified individual must work all scheduled and non-scheduled (emergency) overtime, most weekends, holidays, and down days as scheduled. Individuals interested in learning more about Nucor Steel Connecticut should register at and enter NSCTE1. Individuals who register should be prepared to complete a brief questionnaire.

MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST Happy, energetic & outgoing self motivated individual w/exc. phone skills. Duties incl. verifying insurance, scheduling appts & data entry. Please mail resume to: PO Box 4571, Wlfd, CT 06492

HELP WANTED SERVICE DISPATCHER - Billing FT, M-F, for busy IT company in Meriden. To apply, see ad in SHEETMETAL MECHANICCommercial roofing, ornamental/ architectural, MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE and ability to climb, Top Pay/Benefits, New England Masonry, Naugatuck 203-729-2266 AA/EOE STORE REP to conduct in-store Surveys. Offers 20-25 hrs weekly with lg term & seasonal positions w/ flex schedule. Starting at $10hr plus bonuses! Call today at 203.599.6269 x6269 TELESALES Cheshire Inside Sales Rep Sales & Computer exp. needed Generous Hrly Rate + Com Send resume mscharfstein@ for interview Generous Earnings Potential


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Southington Citizen published 6-24-2011