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Volume 7, Number 23

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Solemn memories, yet celebration

Friday, June 4, 2010

Southington High’s top three compare rank to ‘icing on the cake’ By Dan Brechlin Special to The Citizen More than 500 students will graduate from Southington High School June 18, but few will receive as much recognition as the top three finishers in the Class of 2010. Valedictorian Taylor Malone, salutatorian Alaina Mulhearn and essayist John Snyder said they are ready to graduate, though their positions are simply an added

bonus. “Finishing in the top three with our GPAs is like icing on the cake,” Snyder said. “The cake is what we got out of it and the GPA is just the icing.” Each student’s “cake” was baked a different way in their make-up of classes, but Snyder said they did not shortchange themselves in terms of classes.

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Tabernacle Church strives to make life better for needy By Rabia Hamid Special to The Citizen On Tuesday, May 25, volunteers and people in need gathered at The Tabernacle, a Christian contemporary church located at 1445 West St., to take part in the Giving Back program. It was not an uncommon occurrence; it’s been nearly three years — be-

ginning June 12, 2007 — since The Tabernacle church first facilitated this food distribution program. The church works in collaboration with Foodshare in Bloomfield, a regional food bank. Foodshare collects food from big distributors and provides a mobile food

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Women preserve italian heritage, traditions for future generations By Jessica Plaskett Special to The Citizen

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Members of American Legion Post 72 salute during a Memorial Day ceremony held at Panthorn Park. At the downtown parade, an infant, who is dressed for the occasion, snoozes while marching drums pound, and two friends watch the procession.

When five Italian American women decided it might be nice to start a club to preserve their heritage, they had no idea the response they’d get. But when Clementina Mennone, Giuseppina DeMarco, Antonietta Barbato, Connie Palazzo and Anna Lopreiato gathered for their first-ever “Sorelle d’Italia in

America” meeting on May 12, they were surprised — if not shocked — by the turnout. Sixty-five women between the ages of 20 to 83 showed up at the Sons of Italy Club on Center Street that night, and even more are expected during the next meeting in June, said Mennone, president of the club. “It was really a surprise to

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fit, which was provided to town employees who were hired before 1979. His payout will include at least 120 days of unused sick time and an unknown number of accumulated vacation days. While the payout amount wasn’t available May 27, the total is expected to be tens of thousands of dollars, based on Weichsel’s current salary. Projects completed during Weichsel’s tenure include the original Memorial Park pool, the creation of Panthorn Park in the Plantsville section of town and the town’s first dog pound. “It had been a shed,” he said. Weichsel said his single greatest accomplishment is his role in the construction of the Bristol Resource Recovery Facility, which was built in 1988 to transform trash to energy. “Garbage is not glamorous, but it must be taken care of,” he said. “I went to eight different towns personally. All eight towns agreed to join. In New England you know how hard it is to get eight towns to join anything?” he said. The number of member towns has now grown to 16. Weichsel is expected to be involved with the selection of his successor, Pocock said.

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During a press conference on May 27, Southington Town Manager John Weichsel announces he is retiring in 2011 to members of the town council and the public. He has served as the town’s only town manager since being hired 43 years ago.

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Town Manager John Weichsel likes to joke that he’s the best town manager Southington has ever had. Of course, he adds, he’s the only one the town has had — for 43 years. At a May 27 press conference at the Southington Town Hall, Weichsel formally announced that he will retire in 2011. He didn’t, however, give a specific date for his exit. “I may stay on for the submission of the budget, February 25 or earlier,” he said. “The exact timing will depend on the council.” Weichsel was flanked by Town Council members during his announcement in the Council Chambers. “He’s been town manager longer than I’ve been alive,” said Council Chairman Edward Pocock III. Weichsel was hired in October 1966, when the town changed its form of government from selectman-town meeting to town managertown council. He was one of 60 applicants for the job, according to the Morning Record and Journal. The International City and County Management Association, of which Weichsel is a member, reports that he is one of the 10 longest-serving municipal managers in the country in terms of years spent in one location. In 2005, he was honored by the association for 50 years of service to local government, which includes Weichsel’s prior employment in Ellenville, N.Y. and Kalamazoo, Mich. Southington’s population when Weichsel was hired was 27,000, he said. “That’s a 50 percent increase. A very dramatic change. With that, it brings a whole variety of things,” Weichsel said. “There was a tremendous amount of open land. Roads and schools increase. Police calls increase.” “I like to think we controlled (growth) in a decent manner,” he said. Town Councilor Christopher Palmieri said Weichsel is known not just statewide but nationwide. Council Vice

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A reason to celebrate at the Friends Cafe and Testa’s By Corina A. Lopes Special to The Citizen

What happens when two friends, each with decades of experience in the dining-entertainment industry, decide to join forces? They open up a new bar and expand on an existing banquet hall, of course! Or at least, that’s how it has happened for Al Ricciardone and Enzo Testa, owners of Southington’s freshest cosmopolitan bar and gathering-place, Friends Cafe, at 15 N. Liberty Street, and long-time favorite, Testa’s Banquet Facility, 20 S. Center St. Owners of restaurant and food-catering enterprises say the business isn’t easy, even in the best of times. And in the middle of what has been termed “The Great Recession,” expanding on a banquet hall and opening up a

brand new venue in the same year might seem counterintuitive to some. This, Testa said, isn’t necessarily the case. “In business, in times like this, you are getting ready for the turn-around time. If you have something good to offer, people will keep on coming.” If you build it, they will come? In short, yes! As Ricciardone confirmed, upon learning Southington Chamber of Commerce President Art Secondo credited the nowopen Friends Cafe as adding to the success of revitalizing the lower Center Street neighborhood, “There’s a big change in Southington, even from just 10 years ago. A lot of investment to revitalize — from the town, and individual business owners — has been going on. People are getting a sense that it really is

In order to cater to this need, months of planning and construction going back to January went into the renovation process. Not only have two new banquet rooms, able to accommodate anywhere from 25 to 400 people, been added but so has a new bridal suite and a grand staircase, for photographs and casual entertaining for when guests start to arrive.

Where Testa’s Banquet Facility will serve all the needs of the big milestones in life, Friends Cafe is the perfect “gathering place for happy hours, office parties, a weekend hangout to watch the game, basically a place for friends to socialize,” Testa said. Taking care to distinguish Friends Cafe from the

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stereotypical bar, months of planning and renovation went into it, as well. “For example,” Testa said, “this place used to have seven-foot ceilings, and we changed it to 18 [feet].” The spaciousness isn’t the only change they’ve instituted. High-back leather barstools encircling round tables, flat -screen TVs lining

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Fallen soldiers, including Southington native, honored by state By Kimberly Primicerio Special to The Citizen

The names and photographs of five fallen Connecticut soldiers were added to the Wall of Honor at the state Capitol complex on May 27. Mary Ann White, a Southington resident, was among the families and politicians who attended the Connecticut Wall of Honor

Addendum Ceremony. White’s son, Sgt. Edward Kramer, 39, was killed last June in Baghdad. “He never really had a plain job, he just liked to save people and do what he was supposed to do,” White said to the audience. The family members of the five recently fallen soldiers were in attendance at the Legislative Office Build-

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‘Maltese Falcon’ discussion The final discussion of “The Maltese Falcon” will be held June 17, at 7 p.m., at the Southington Library, 255 Main St. The book by Dashiell Hammett was offered during Southington Library’s Big Read project. Scholar Mark Schenker, associate dean of academic affairs of Yale College, returns as discussion leader. Registration is suggested due to limited seating. For more information, call the library at (860) 628-0947.

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Fifteen years ago, First Baptist Church of Southington founded a special event held each January on the Sunday of Martin Luther King Jr. weekend to honor the late civil rights leader, hear an inspirational speaker and award two middle school students for their dedication to serving others. Town leaders, representatives of various faiths and the community at large have attended in the past. This year, First Baptist Church’s Martin Luther King Jr. Committee is opening up the planning to organizations and civic groups to give others a voice in the celebration and interject new

ideas. Representatives from clubs and volunteers are welcome to a planning meeting Sunday, June 27, 3 p.m., at First Baptist Church, 581 Meriden Ave., to learn about the event and how to get involved. For more information or to RSVP, call the church office, (860) 628-8121 or Phyllis, at (860) 302-1111.

Tailgate tag sale Plantsville Congregational Church will hold a tailgate tag sale on Saturday, June 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the church parking lot at 109 Church St., Plantsville. In case of rain, the tag sale will be re-scheduled for the same hours on June 26. All proceeds will be donated to the church. For more informa-

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Many members of Plantsville Congregational United Church of Christ pitched in to help present “Over the Rainbow,” the 10th annual musical mystery dinner show, on May 7, 14 and 15. The show featured an original script by Susan Koenig, wife of senior minister, the Rev. Richard Koenig, in which Dorothy is put on trial for murdering the wicked witch. A colorful cast including munchkin lawyers, a wizard, a tin woodsman and many others, entertained with an evening of lighthearted song and dance and food. Proceeds will benefit church missions such as Haitian earthquake relief. tion, call the church office at 860-628-5595.

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The First Congregational Church of Southington, 37 Main St., invites the public to a Steeple Celebration and kids fair on Sunday, June 13. Steeple Day celebrates the church as an historic town landmark. There will be children’s activities from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with free games and prizes, popcorn, face painting, a dunking booth, a visit by Valentine the Clown, tours of the historic church steeple, available refreshments and more.

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Janet H. Travers, of P l a i nv i l l e, b e l o v e d mother and g randmother ,died May 20, 2010. She was born Nov. 6, 1942, in Middletown. She was the widow of Leo “Spider” Travers and was raised in Southington where she worked alongside her late husband in their masonry business and thereafter worked for Bickford’s in Southington. She loved lighthouses, the beach, board games and spending time with her “special girls,” granddaughters Kahli and Amanda Travers. She is survived by her sisters, Carol Terry, of Symyra, Del., and Barbara Grooman, of Asheville, N.C.; sons, Aaron Travers, of Southington, Sean Williams, of New Hampshire, and Charles Travers, of Massachusetts; son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Paula Pipke, of Bristol; stepdaughter and her husband, Scarlett and Paul St. Germaine; and several grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, David Holmquist, and stepdaughter, Atea Angelone. Janet’s family would like to thank everyone who has been so helpful, kind and caring to both Janet and her family throughout her illness, with a special thanks to the residents at Sunset Village in Plainville.

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late Joan (Richmond) DeBisschop and was a lifelong Southington resident. She worked for Bruce Manufacturing and Molding Co. in Plantsville for many years as production control supervisor. She spent her life trying to help everyone around her, even when times were tough. She will always be remembered for her love of Disney World. She had a great sense of humor and was always able to make everyone laugh. In addition to her two daughters, she is survived by her three sisters,: Linda Arundel and husband, Dave, of Virginia, Lori Lacourciere, of Southington, and Lesly Naylor and husband, Wesley, of Prospect; her brother, Philip G. DeBisschop and his wife, Remi, of Newington; several nieces

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To the editor: Feb. 10, 1968 was a terrible day in the life of Rose Burgess and her family. This was the day that her son, Marine L/Cpl. Raymond Arthur Burgess, was killed in-action during hostile fire in South Vietnam. Raymond had just turned

20 years old, four days earlier on Feb. 6, 1968. I have the honor to know Rose Burgess and her family. Rose touches my heart every day, whether she knows it or not, especially on Memorial Day. Rose always stuck out to me, so strong but weak, so happy but sad, I knew in my heart what her son’s death did to her, it took the life out of her spirit, but not out of

her soul. She knew God had a reason and one day he would tell her. Thank you to all the Gold Star Mothers and families, and Rose, a special thank you for giving me strength and making me a better person. God bless. John E. DeMello Sr. Southington

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Government Meetings

Tuesday, June 8 Senior citizen commission, Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., 6:30 p.m. Zoning board of appeals, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 9 Board of finance, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 10 Board of education, Strong Elementary School, 820 Marion Ave., 7:30 p.m. Board of police commissioners, Police Headquarters Community Room, 69 Lazy Lane, 6 p.m. Monday, June 14 Library board, South Public Library lower lev-

el, 6:30 p.m. Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 15 Planning and zoning commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 17 Board of fire commissioners, Fire Headquarters, 310 N. Main St., 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 22 Housing authority, DiCaprio-Forgione Terrace, 408 Main St., 7 p.m. Zoning board of appeals, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m.

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Southington Briefs Scouts need bottles, cans Boy Scouts of America Pack 33 is having its annual Can and Bottle Drive on Saturday, June 5, from 8 to 11 a.m., in Recreation Park, Southington, next to the white concession building as residents pull into the park. Donations should only refundable bottle and cans. Proceeds will help lower or eliminate the cost of registration for scouts. For more information, call Jodie Derwin at (203) 5094019.

Strawberry festival The Village of Plantsville Olde-Fashioned Strawberry Festival will be held Friday, June 18, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St., rain or shine. There will be hot dogs with all the fixings, beverages and strawberry shortcake for purchase. Entertainment will be by the band Number Nine, and there will also be children’s games, face painting, balloon animals and raffles.

‘Parrotlet’ found A Plainville woman is caring for a parrotlet (a small parrot) that her neighbor found on May 31 in the Carol Drive area in Plainville. The bird measures about 4 inches long and has a leg band. To claim or for more information, call Arden at (860) 4101726 or (860) 747-2324.

Road project on Interstate A milling and resurfacing project is being performed on Interstate-84 Eastbound in Southington and Plainville between Exit 32 and Exit 34 and on Route 10 ramps. This project is expected to continue to Thursday, June 10. Traffic control personnel and signing patterns will be utilized to guide mo-

torists through the work zone. The regular work schedule for this project is 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday to Thursday evenings. Motorists should be aware that modifications or extensions to this schedule may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions. Motorists are advised to maintain a safe speed when driving through the work area.

Festival hostesses

The hostesses of the 2010 Apple Harvest Festival have been selected. Jenna Aldieri, Kendra Bunting, Jocelyn Ceruti, Shannen Corrigan, Stephanie LaFollette, Katherine Lainas, Naomi Lemire, Kristen Mongillo, Melissa Muroski and Emily Sherwill will each hold the 2010 Apple Harvest Festival hostess title.

Strawberry Shortcake contest

A Little Miss and Mr. Strawberry Shortcake picture contest for children ages 2 to 9 is being planned for the Village of Plantsville Olde Fashioned Strawberry Festival. All entrants receive a gift, with one girl and one boy being chosen as the winners at the end of the festival and receiving a basket with a gift certificate. For complete rules contact the Arc of Southington at (860) 628-9220, ext. 100. Participants will be mailed an entry form, which must be completed and returned along with the child’s picture by Friday, June 11. The festival will be held Friday, June 18, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St., rain or shine. There will be hot dogs with all the fixings, beverages and strawberry shortcake for purchase. Entertainment will be by the band Number Nine, children’s games, face painting, balloon animals, and raffles.


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Inquiring Photographer What is your favorite band? Compiled by Stacey McCarthy

Linkin Park. I like sound of their music and enjoy working out to it. You can really feel the music. Dan Prus Southington

I listen to a German a cappella band called The Wise Guys. My German teacher at school introduced me to them. Jenny Drozd Southington

I like the Dave Matthews Band. I saw them last week. Corbin Garry Southington

Guns -N- Roses. I’ve like them since I was real young. My dad listens to them too. Mike Garcia Southington

Carrie Underwood. She’s entertaining and has a good voice. “I Told You So” is my favorite. I danced to it at my ballet recital. Jennifer Monte Southington

SHS Continued from page 1 “If I was in it just for the GPA, I would have taken lower classes,” he said. Instead, Snyder and Malone spent half of their high school careers away from Southington High School, in Hartford at the Greater Hartford Academy of Math and Science. There, they will graduate with 20 other students who have been taking college-level courses. Some of their classes include molecular biology, linear algebra, evolutionary biology and nuclear physics. “It was two different experiences,” Malone said. “Here, you get classes with a diverse group which makes for interesting discussion. There, you don’t have as much diversity, but everybody is interested in the same thing.” Though Mullhearn did not attend GHAMAS, she said she was busy at Southington High School “striving for balance,” applying her “work hard, play hard” theory. Mullhearn said all three students worked hard to finish where they did. “We really pushed ourselves,” she said. “I know I couldn’t sleep at night unless I knew I gave 100 percent.” The trio agreed there was no competition amongst them, as any of the three could have placed first, second or third, but Mullhearn said there was more internal competition than anything. “Personally, I was scared because I didn’t want to hit a wall because I could have just coasted through (high school),” said Snyder. Malone agreed, saying that the internal battles are what set the group up for success. “We all just wanted to learn

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The top three students of the Southington High School Class of 2010 are, from left to right, essayist John Snyder, salutatorian Alaina Mullhearn and valedictorian Taylor Malone. Graduation is Friday, June 18. for ourselves,” he said. The students did a lot of learning in their four years said SHS Principal Kathleen McGrath, as each student was busy both in and out of the classroom. “If you look at their academic standings and the courses they selected throughout their four years at the high school,” McGrath said, “you realize they’ve taken a very rigorous program of studies and they have excelled at it. In addition to that, they each have other talents and strengths.” Malone is active in his church, a fencing club out of Cheshire and the Southington YMCA Young Leaders Club. Mullhearn is part of the marching band’s color guard, participates in the school’s Best Buddies program and created the school’s Students for Global Awareness club. Malone plays violin in the school’s orchestra and guitar in his free time, as well as being active in his church’s youth

ministry. While the trio began their journey at Flanders Elementary School, they will now disperse to different universities. Mullhearn is headed to American University, in Washington D.C., where she wants to double-major in international studies and anthropology with the sole goal of “helping to make a difference.” Snyder and Malone will head to Boston to attend Boston University and Tufts University, respectively. Snyder is majoring in physics, while Malone will major in biology in order to continue with bio-medical research. While they admit their GPAs and spots they finished helped them get into those schools, Snyder and Mullhearn said their journey goes beyond the numbers. “Life ignores the numbers you are assigned,” Snyder said. “If you worry about (the numbers) you miss out on the here and now,” Mullhearn said.

The Fun CT Fact of the Week College seniors from across the state have completed their coursework and have already participated in their respective school’s commencement ceremonies. Some will enter the workforce while others have decided to pursue a graduate degree or law degree. Did you know the first law school in America – the Litchfield Law School – was founded by Judge Tapping Reeve in Litchfield in 1784? — Office of Gov. M. Jodi Rell



High school graduation

The graduation ceremony at Southington High School will be held Friday, June 18, at 5:30 p.m.

Freshmen orientation

A freshmen orientation focusing on clubs and athletic opportunities at Southington High School will be held Monday, June 7, 6 p.m. A 30minute informational session for parents and students will be held first in the auditorium followed by the op-

portunity to go to the cafeteria to meet and talk to representatives of school clubs and athletic programs.

Last day of school The Board of Education has set Monday, June 21, as the last day of school in Southington.

Clarkson scholars Benjamin A. Gagne, Presidential Scholar (Global Supply Chain Management), and Brian R. Kowalczyk, Dean’s List, (mechanical en-

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Kelley School band concerts The Kelley School Band and Jazz Band, under the direction of Liz DeDomenico,

will present its spring concert on Monday, June 7, at 9:05 a.m. (for the school) and 6:30 p.m. The fifth-grade chorus, under the direction of Jean Coughlin, and the orchestra, held their spring concerts on May 26.

School Lunch Menu Southington High School Monday, June 7 Turkey roast, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, dinner roll, mixed fruit Tuesday, June 8 Breadstick dunkers with meat sauce, green beans, pineapple Wednesday, June 9 Sweet and sour chicken with dips, seasoned noodles, wheat bread, oriental vegetables, fruit choice Thursday, June 10 Big Daddy’s pizza with sauce, veggie choice, peaches Friday, June 11 Popcorn chicken with dips, seasoned noodles, veggie choice, fresh fruit

DePaolo and Kennedy Middle School Monday, June 7 Mozzarella sticks with sauce, mixed vegetables, Italian bread, fresh apple Tuesday, June 8 Chicken nuggets with dips, seasoned noodles, steamed broccoli, wheat bread, peaches Wednesday, June 9 Quesadilla with salsa, rice corn, pineapple Thursday, June 10 Stuffed crust pizza with sauce, cucumber slices with ranch dip, cinnamon applesauce Friday, June 11 French toast with syrup, turkey sausage, potato puffs, fresh orange wedges

Southington Elementary Schools Monday, June 7 Mozzarella sticks with sauce, mixed veggies, Italian bread, fresh apple Tuesday, June 8 Chicken nuggets with dips, seasoned noodles, steamed broccoli, wheat bread, peaches Wednesday, June 9 Nachos with seasoned beef, cheese and salsa, rice, corn, pineapple Thursday, June 10 Galaxy pizza, cucumber slice with ranch dip, cinnamon applesauce Friday, June 11 French toast with syrup, turkey sausage, 100 percent juice, fruit cup

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Shirley Bloethe, Owner We are SAYING GOODBYE to one venture, and HELLO to new endeavors.. PASS IT ON SPORTS will close their doors after almost 20 years serving the area of great deals in recreational gear for the whole family. Shirley’s passion has always been to pass on a good deal to you, and while the ride has been FUN, it is time to move into other arenas. The wellness center concept has been brewing from quite some time at Jitters Coffeehouse/ Tea House. Mother Nature’s Shangri-La Spa will also be opening in the near future. The Qivana and MetaboliQ products will be available, as well as more organic, natural, and spiritual items to come. The kayaks, canoes, and boats will still be rented on the CT River. So needless to say, things are still happening in/out of the building and will continue to..... The trend toward holistic, organic & natural foods and services will become more evident daily at 1273 Queen Street. While it has been a pleasure to serve you in the capacity of new and used sports and fitness gear, we hope you will continue to stop by and see our new dreams develop, grow and meet your needs in the next 20 years with new businesses and partners. With GRATITUDE & JOY, Shirley Bloethe PS---Check out this website for coupons and links to everything above.

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Pictured from left to right: Mark Guertin, Don Bouchard, Bert Bouchard, Billy Carlson, Owner, Willie the cat, Gary Edinger, Matt Ryan, Glen Sojka and Susan Adamowicz You know you will get the very best service, quality, and friendliness with Billy Carlson Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC, indoor comfort specialists. As a family-owned and run company with high integrity, great values and excellent customer service, we work hard to put a smile on each customer’s face. And that’s just what earned us the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Readers’ Choice Awards for the top heating and air conditioning company in the area! Many of our customers are getting huge financial benefits by installing our energy efficient products, thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which means up to $2,000 in rebates (one rebate has a time limit) and a $1,500 tax credit to those who install or replace their systems with high efficiency ones. “It has tremendously affected our business. Our customers are realizing rebates that reach thousands of dollars - it’s a huge deal for the consumers and for our company at the same time,” Carlson says. The new systems also bring significant savings in energy costs as well. “I attribute our continued success and growth, and our ability to stay strong as a company serving the community even in difficult financial times, to our loyal staff. Each member of our team, from the office personnel to the service department and installation crew - they all share my goal of providing the best personal service,” Carlson says. “With energy prices continuing to climb, we have been very successful in selling and installing high-efficiency HVAC equipment” he said. “With all of our products and services we try to get our customers best energy efficiency possible.” All of our technicians are highly professional, offering integrity and quality workmanship. “That is my goal - and it goes back to when I was working with my dad,” Carlson said. “We continue to offer the kind of service that keeps people coming back and referring their friends.” Watch our web site for some fantastic updates this month, at For more information, call (860) 621-0556 or email

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L to R: Owners Meladee and John Tiniakos Open for almost a year now, Firehouse Grille is in full swing with live entertainment and great food. They are the recent 2nd place winners of Best Live Entertainment in the Citizen’s Best of 2010 awards. They offer daily lunch and dinner specials and for the summer season they also have whole belly clams and soft shell crabs on the menu as well as burgers, steak, sandwiches and Plainville Pizza’s original recipe pizza. There are over 86 wing varieties with 50 cent wings on Wednesdays. Special nights include pong and karaoke on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Trivia on Wednesdays, live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays and sports day Sundays with 15 TVs. Happy Hour is Monday-Friday with drink specials. Owners John and Meladee Tiniakos invite you to stop in. They are open at 2 pm on Monday and 11 am Tuesday thru Sunday. Check out their entertainment on their website or friend them on Facebook.

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L to R: Anna Rohon/Owner, Jerry Dionne, Marcus Graff, John Warseck, Chris Benincasa, Jim Wartonick, Justin, Brett Benincasa, Jack Martin, Richard Santana, Sean Mears Anna Rohon is the owner and manager of Perron’s Flooring America. She purchased the floor ing store from the previous owner in February of 2008. She had been manager at that location for 4 1/2 years but all total has 30 years of experience in the flooring industry so she is well versed on handling your flooring needs whether it be in carpeting, hardwood, laminate, vinyl or ceramic. As a par t of Flooring America they are 1 of 600 stores strong across the US and Canada. The stores are individually owned but are members of this large buying group which allows them to offer very competitive pricing to their customers. Anna and her staff are constantly provided education in the newest products and applications in flooring by Flooring America. Sean Mears recently joined their staff as Sales, Installation manager. He comes with many years of experience. Perron’s was recently voted First Place Carpet & Flooring Store in the Citizen 2010 Best of Awards Contest. They have received 5 star cer tification for superior service to their customers which Anna believes is the foremost of impor tance. Stop in and see them today or visit their website at You can also contact Anna by e-mail at

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Linda Kaverud has been a Realtor with Century 21 Lil 1 for 8 years. She finds being part of the Century 21 team gives her the support and tools she needs to excel at her job. She specializes in buying and selling of residential homes, condos and commercial properties. Her expertise in these areas affords her clients reliable real estate knowledge. She has sold properties throughout Connecticut. Quality service is Linda's top priority which is demonstrated by the Top Quality Service Producer award she won for 2009. She distinguishes herself from other agents by doing significantly more for her sellers and buyers. She is an Accredited Buyers Representative. This designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer's representation. Linda resides in Southington with her husband and her Scottish terrier, Zoe. When Linda was looking for a name for her dog, she had a client named Zoe. She liked the client and the name so much she chose it for her Scotty dog. Linda would like to be your real estate professional, give her a call today.

Jimmy and Daryl Alatsatianos are the proud owners of Aqua Terra Oyster Bar & Restaurant in Plainville. They are not newcomers to the business, having previously owned and operated fine establishments in Queens, NY, and The Golden Key in Bristol. In 1987 Jimmy and Daryl took on the adventure of renovating the old Columbus Pizza to The New Columbus Restaurant, also known as “the boat” because of its unique style and portholes. In 1995 they reopened this landmark as Valentino’s Restaurant. Their latest creation at this East Street address opened in December 2004 as Aqua Terra Oyster Bar with the famous motto “See the difference - Taste the difference”. This restaurant has become an area favorite, they were recently voted 2nd Place Best Seafood Restaurant in the Citizen 2010 Best of Awards. Patrons rave about an excellent meal at such a reasonable price. They are greeted with friendly service and generous portions in a warm, inviting atmosphere. Their menu features the freshest lobsters, seafood, raw bar, prime meats, chicken, pasta, veal, lamb and much more, all of which are exquisitely prepared. They also offer the most phenomenal homemade desserts and breads. Ladies nights are Tuesdays and Wednesdays, when choice dinners are offered for $12 including appetizer to dessert. Thursdays and Sundays they offer Super Specials for $12.95, which includes appetizer to dessert. They will provide a free cake for special occasion parties of 5 or more with advance reservations. Aqua Terra Oyster Bar & Restaurant looks forward to providing you with your next memorable dining experience.

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Judith Zeil Judith (Snow) Zeil, 66, of Waterford, Mich., formerly of Southington and Cheshire, died May 26, 2010 in Pontiac, Mich. She was the wife of the late Theodore Zeil. She was born Jan. 5, 1944, in New Britain, to the late Francis and Olive (Bell) Snow. She had resided in Southington, Cheshire and Meriden for many years before moving to Michigan. She worked for ACS in Michigan. She was a former member of First Baptist Church of Southington and later a member of the Berlin Congregational Church where she served as treasurer and was active in Church World Service. She will be remembered as a loving, giving, compassionate woman to everyone she knew and for her many years of volunteer service. She dealt bravely with her cancer and had a strong, enduring faith in her life. She is survived by her very special friend and companion, John Harris, of Waterford, Mich.; her loving son and daughter, Robert Hardy, of Meriden, and Patricia Gioia, of Southington; two sisters, Gloria Spain, of Farmington, and Vivian Smith and husband, Ralph, of Southington; one aunt, Mildred Bell, of Meriden; two grandchildren, Michael and Matthew Gioia; one niece, three nephews and several cousins. A graveside service was held June 3, 2010, at South End Cemetery, Southington. Plantsville Funeral Home, Plantsville, was assisting the family with arrangements.

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Julie Gershon, M.D. Radiology Practice: Mandell & Blau, MDs, PC, at Imaging Center of West Hartford, 65 Memorial Road, Suite 510, West Hartford, 860-236-6517; Buckland Hills Imaging, 491 Buckland Road, South Windsor, 860-644-6667 Education: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston; radiology residency, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami. Gershon has been in practice 13 years.

Amy M. Johnson, M.D. Obstetrics/Gynecology Practice: 474 Hudson St., Hartford, 860-972-2780 Education: University of Connecticut School of Medicine; obstetrics/ gynecology internship and residency, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.

Justin Lundbye, M.D. Cardiology Practice: The Hospital of Central Connecticut Division of Cardiology, 860-224-5274; 80 Seymour St., Hartford Education: Ross University School of Medicine, West Indies; internal medicine internship and residency, University of Connecticut; cardiology fellowship, Hartford Hospital.

James Nugent, D.P.M. Podiatry Practice: Connecticut Surgical Group, 1 Liberty Square, New Britain, 860-229-2807 Education: Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine (now Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine), Philadelphia; residency, Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Philadelphia. Nugent has been in practice 22 years.

Natalee Sansone, M.D. Gastroenterology Practice: Grove Hill Medical Center, 300 Kensington Ave., New Britain, 860-224-6249 Education: MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine (now Drexel University College of Medicine), Philadelphia; internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship, New York Hospital Queens, Flushing, N.Y.

Ulysses Wu, M.D. Infectious Diseases Practice: The Hospital of Central Connecticut Department of Medicine/Infectious Diseases, 860-224-5510 Education: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia; internal medicine internship and residency, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, Del. (formerly known as Medical Center of Delaware); chief medical resident, internal medicine, Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago; infectious diseases fellowship, Rush University, Chicago.


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Book sale — Friends of the Library Bookstore, Southington Library and Museum, 255 Main St., announce an inventory reduction sale to be held Friday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, June 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Information: call the library at (860) 628-0947.



Book sale — Friends of the Library Bookstore, Southington Library and Museum, 255 Main St., announce an inventory reduction sale to be held Satur-

computers, portable music players, keyboards and electronic video games, and other household items. Unacceptable items include: liquids, copy machines, fax machines, microwaves, smoke detectors, lamps or bulbs, air conditioners and business material This is open to residents of Southington and surrounding towns. Information: call the TROC office at (860) 5850419 or (860) 225-9811. Jitters Coffeehouse — David W. Jacobsen will be performing at Jitters Coffeehouse, 1273 Queen St., on Saturday, June 5 from 8 to 10 p.m. Jacobsen performs catchy, acoustic songs mixing humorous social commentary and melancholy reflection. His most recent album, “Walking Away From Wonderland” has an alt-folk bent with both serious and more quirky numbers. For more information, see or call

day, June 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Information: call the library at (860) 628-0947. Can and bottle drive — Boy Scouts of America Pack 33 is having its annual Can and Bottle Drive on Saturday, June 5, from 8 to 11 a.m., in Recreation Park, Southington, next to the white concession building, as residents pull into the park. Donations should be only refundable bottle and cans. Proceeds will help lower or eliminate the cost of registration for scouts. Information: call Jodie Derwin at (203) 509-4019. Free electronic waste collection — Tunxis Recycling Operating Committee will have a free electronic waste collection June 5, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the parking lot of General Electric Energy’s Industrial Solutions division near the intersection of Route 10 and Route 372. Accepted items include: TVs, VCRs, cell phones,

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Jitters at (860) 747-1100. There is a charge to attend. Tag and flower sale — Mulberry Gardens of Southington’s annual tag sale and flower sale will be held Saturday, June 5, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. Mulberry Gardens is located at 58 Mulberry St. in Plantsville. Proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk. Trail day — Connecticut Trails Day Celebration takes place on Saturday and Sunday, June 5 and 6. Below are three events that will be taking place in Southington. The first is a hike on Saturday, June 5, 10:30 a.m. to noon, at Crescent Lake. Heavy rain will cancel the event. Pre-registration is not necessary. Information: Irene Murray, (860) 628-5364, t. The second is a nature walk on Saturday, June 5, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at Panthorn Park Nature Trail. Heavy rain postpones to Sunday, June 6. Pre-registration is not necessary. Information: contact Dan Nardini, (860) 276-8317, The third is trail maintenance, on Saturday, June 5, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Metacomet Trail/Ragged Mountain. Heavy rain cancels. Pre-registration is recommended. Information: Gary St. Amand, (860) 666-9710,


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Christopher Koenig Memorial Concert — The Christopher Koenig Memorial Concert Series presents Orange Colored Sky, an afternoon of Jazz standards featuring Tish Oney and Beth Rosenblatt, and special guests, The Cheshire High School Chromatix. This will be presented on Sunday, June 6, at 4 p.m., at the Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St., Plantsville. There is a cost to attend and tickets are available at the door, or purchase in advance by calling (860) 628-5595. A reception will follow. “Hairspray” — Center

Stage Dance and Voice Studios of Southington and Plantsville will perform “Hairspray” on Sunday, June 6, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at St. Aloysius Church, 254 Burritt St., Plantsville. There is a fee and all children are free. All proceeds benefit the church. Tickets sold at Center Stage and at the door. Information: call (860) 7938800.



Kelley School band and jazz band — The Kelley School band and jazz band will be performing Monday, June 7, at 6:30 p.m., at the school. La Leche League of Southington — La Leche League of Southington, mother-to-mother breastfeeding support meeting guided by La Leche League leader, meets on the first Mondays of the month, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Wolcott Library. Pregnant or breastfeeding women and their children are always welcome. There will be discussion, problem solving and social support. Information: Debby (860) 276-1298 to confirm location. Lifeguard classes start — The Southington Community YMCA will be offering an American Red Cross Lifeguard Class beginning Monday, June 7. Participants must be 15-years-old to participate. This program is one week long and will run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory to receive certification. Information: Barbara Glaude at the YMCA (860) 628-5597, ext. 319.



Sorelle d’Italia in America — A new club for women, Sorelle d’Italia in America, will meet Tuesday, June 8, 7:30 p.m., at the Sons of Italy Club, Center Street, Southington. The club was See Calendar, next page


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started by five Italian women to keep alive the Italian heritage and traditions, not just for the women but for their children. The group had an overwhelming response at the first meeting with a show of 65 ladies. Information: visit SVMFL — Southington Valley Midget Football League will hold open registration for all Southington students entering kindergarten to eighth grade for the 2010 to 2011 school year. The registration will be held June 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. It will be at Recreation Park Football Field House. There is a fee.


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at South End Elementary School, will be holding their annual Alex’s Lemonade Stand at the South End PTO picnic on Wednesday, June 9 at 5 p.m. in Recreation Park, Maxwell Noble Drive, Plantsville. The public is invited. The purpose is to raise money for the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Organization. Any donation is accepted. This will be the fifth year South End is holding the event, and to date they have raised approximately $3,000. Camp Sloper open house — A final Open House will be held on Wednesday, June 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Camp Sloper, East Street. Anyone interested in learning more about the camp is encouraged to attend. The staff will be available to answer questions, give tours, and do registrations on-site. Each child who attends receives a free gift. Information: visit the website at

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Senior meals are served Monday through Friday at noon at the Calendar House. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance either in person or by calling Jean, (860) 621-6738. The suggested donation is $2.50 for persons age 60 and up or whatever you can afford and $4.50 for people un-

der 60. All meals are served with bread and butter, coffee and/or tea and milk. Lunches for the week of June 7 at the Calendar House: Monday: Chicken vegetable soup, turkey salad, chopped greens, tomato wedge, cucumber and olives,

macaroni salad, croissant, fruit sherbet Tuesday: Barbequed pork ribettes with sauce, corn, mixed spring vegetables, corn muffin, fresh fruit Wednesday: Lambette with rosemary and mint sauce, baked sweet potato, oleo, chopped spinach, rye bread, iced lemon poppy seed

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Senior Happenings Spring luncheon The Spring Fun Senior Luncheon will take place on Wednesday, June 9, from noon to 2 p.m., at First Congregational Church in Southington, 37 Main St. The event will feature food and fun with Vegas-style enter-

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Obituaries Barbara Nagle

Barbara Nagle, 57, of Southington, died May 28, 2010, at Hartford Hospital. She was born Oct. 26, 1952, in Southington to the late Paul and Doris (Barbier) Nagle. She was a longtime Southington resident and most recently resided in Cheshire with her niece, Tiffany Rauch. She is survived by her siblings, William Nagle, Dennis Nagle and Kathleen Nagle, all of Southington, and Patric Nagle and Kevin Nagle, both of California; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Paul Nagle Jr., and her son, Billy Lacy. The funeral was held June 3, 2010, at Plantsville Funeral Home, Plantsville, with a Mass at St. Thomas Church, Southington. Burial followed in St. Thomas Cemetery, Southington.

Carol Boyle

Carol Hutton Boyle died recently at her home in Florida. She was the daughter of Lindsay and Carrie Hutton of Southington. She graduated from the Southington School System, from LaSalle Junior College and from Syracuse University. She married Robert M. Boyle and the couple lived

most of their lives in Florida. She is survived by two children, Robert M. Boyle Jr. and his wife, Joanne, of Tennessee. He has made his career as a superintendent in the construction industry.; and Susan and her husband, James Grantham, of West Hartford. She is an associate professor at the University of Hartford; and three grandchildren, Duane Boyle, Annie Grantham and James Grantham. She was predeceased by a grandson who died when an infant. On Sunday, June 13, 2010, at 3 p.m., there will be a graveside service at Oak Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Graham Robinson of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in West Hartford will conduct the service. Following the service there will be a gathering of family and friends at the home of Virginia and Richard Hutton on East Street in Southington. Arrangements for the funeral are being made by Plantsville Funeral Home, Plantsville.

eral. She was the loving wife of Daniel R. Suprynowicz, and recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of the late John and Vera (Hall) Tuttle. She was the manager of Derynowski Elementary School hot lunch program for 27 years. She was an avid fisherman and loved camping. She enjoyed tending and caring for her flower gardens. She had a passion for cooking for her family and friends, but most of all she loved her family. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Cheryl and husband Paul

Gaedeke, of Southington; her son, Michael J. Suprynowicz, of Plantsville; her cherished grandchildren, Kyle, Shawn, Amanda and Kate-Rae Gaedeke; a brother, Dana Tuttle, of Florida; also “Zena.” her dog, who was always by her side. The funeral was held June

2, 2010, at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington. A Mass was held June 3, 2010, at the Calvary Assemble of God Church, Southington, Burial was at Wonx Spring Cemetery.

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Pauline S. (Mangiafico) Lombardi, 75, wife of Nicholas C. Lombardi Sr., of Davenport, Fla., died May 24, 2010. She was born on April 8, 1935, in Hartford. She lived in New Britain most of her life and was employed at Aetna Life for several years. Besides her husband, she is survived by her four sons, Nicholas Lombardi Jr., of Southington, her grandsons, Nicholas and Matthew, and their mom, Lorraine Lombardi, Christopher and Cheryl Lombardi, of Bristol, her grandsons, Christopher and Colin, Steven Lombardi, of New Britain, and Gary Lombardi, of Davenport, Fla.; and many other relatives. She was predeceased by her parents, Paul and America Mangiafico; her sister, Constance Rocco; and her brother, Santo Mangiafico. The funeral was held June 2, 2010, at the Paul A. Shaker/Farmingdale Funeral Home. A private burial service was planned by the family. Memorial donations may be made to George C. Forsyhe Hospice House, 105 Areneson Ave., Auburndale, FL 33823.

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Hernandez Era set to begin Former Bristol star looking forward to first opportunity By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

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As the spring season comes down to playoff time and Southington looks around at the many teams bidding for state titles, it’s only fitting that taking the front page is the football program, because when it comes down to it, Southington’s a football town first, everything else second. Adding to the massive hype was who was hired to take the position as the new football coach of the Blue Knights, former Bristol and UConn football star, D.J. Hernandez. Hernandez, a first-year member on outgoing coach Bill Mella’s staff last year, will step in and try to lead Southington back to the promise land – a state title – a

D.J. Hernandez was a leader as both a quarterback and wide receiver (right) at UConn. Now he’ll have to lead from the sidelines as Southington’s new head coach.

Hernandez place they haven’t been since 1998. “It’s an honor [to be named head coach],” Hernandez said in a video conference last Thursday. “It truly is. I’m so excited and so anxious to get back that I can’t even put

it into words. Southington as a whole, the school, the athletics, and the community is first-class. I’m just so honored to be a part of that. I can’t stress that enough.” But as far as 1998, Hernandez said that when he takes the helm, the focus will not be solely on winning a state championship, even though that is the final goal. “Honestly, that’s something I’m not worried about right now,” he said of the See Hernandez, next page

Hernandez the right fit for Knights By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen Southington High School football is a big deal. Plain and simple, there’s no other way around it. And after a season that involved both controversy and a 5-5 record, you kind of got the feeling that a big splash was going to be made in hiring the new football coach. It maybe didn’t have to be the most established person, but it certainly needed to be a name the school, the team and the town could attach itself to. What better guy than D.J. Hernandez. Granted, his record as a head coach in America is 0-0 (he’s a head coach for his Austrian team). And yes, he’s 24 and spent only a year amongst the high school ranks as a member of last season’s staff. But what the Knights needed

was stability, longevity and responsibility out of their sideline signal caller and that’s exactly what they got. “Hopefully, and as I told the committee, this is going to be a lifelong commitment in the counseling department, community and as head coach,” Hernandez said via videoconference last week. In interacting with Hernandez during that video-conference (thank God for Skype), Hernandez was poised, calm and articulate, but most of all, assertive and committed in discussing his early expectations for the upcoming season. “I’m looking forward to seeing how fast and how quickly the team buys into the new system, the new coaches and our way of doing things because what they need to understand is that we have their best interest in mind at all time and in all areas,” Hernandez ex-

plained. Emphasizing the team’s best interest in a reassuring manner makes it seem far-fetched to say that the new head coach will struggle to gain the respect and attention of his players. Even more importantly about Hernandez is the character he brings to the field. Desmond Conner, UConn football beat writer for the Hartford Courant, put it nicely in his blog saying that Hernandez is a blue-collar guy working for a town that excels in blue-collar football. By blue-collar football, he simply means that the Knights play the game in the trenches, with a grind-it-out mentality and tenacity that has defined the program for years. Hernandez is no doubt that guy, coming to Southington via Bristol and UConn. You’ve heard of the All-American boy, well he’s the All-

Connecticut boy. Maybe most impressive about Hernandez is his familiarity with the limelight. In talking with him during last football season and more recently, last week, it was clear that Hernandez always knew what to say, when to say it and he always said it with conviction. Southington is a community that takes a lot of pride in everything it does. An example, look at the uproar caused when V.I.P. came to town. I’m not here to talk about that or bring up old issues, but more to make the point that from border to border, people in this town are involved. And one of the highest profile jobs in Southington is not necessarily a political office, but instead the head coach of the Blue Knights football program. So if you say the wrong things at the wrong times, See Fit, page 36


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The Hernandez File Compiled by Michael Guerrera Name: D.J. (Dennis John) Hernandez Born: May 18, 1986 Hometown: Bristol College: University of Connecticut — bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies. College profile: Hernandez entered UConn as a quarterback in the fall of 2004. After red-shirting his freshman year, he played under center in seven games of 2005, two of them as a starter and in 2006 he played seven games with six starts before being converted to a wide receiver in 2007, a move Hernandez volunteered for. In his final two years, he was the team captain for both and one of UConn’s leaders on and off the field. In last year’s Jasper Howard slaying, Hernandez, a friend of Howard from their UConn days, appeared on such shows as Outside the Lines on ESPN to speak of the incident. High School profile: Hernandez attended Bristol Central and was an all-state player in basketball and football, earning 10 varsity letters, which included four in football and three each in basketball and baseball. He was named the 2003 Connecticut Gatorade Player of the Year in football in his senior year at Central. He was the first player in state history to rush and throw for over 3,000 yards in his career. Personal profile: Has a brother, Aaron, who is a current member of the New England Patriots and was an All-American tight end at the University of Florida . Coaching advice: “[Randy Edsall] said, ‘Expect a lot from the players; expect greatness.’ It’s going to be a difficult process, guys are going to try to contact you in terms of (coaching) positions, but he said, ‘You’re the head coach. Don’t just accept friends. You have to put a lot of thought into this,’ and he treats it like a business and I’m going to do the same thing,” Hernandez said. Resources: “Our job as coaches is to improve each and every year and learn as much as we possibly can to put our student-athletes in the best position possible to succeed. I think that, in order to do that, you have to utilize your resources whether it’s at UConn, whether it’s at Central Connecticut or whether it’s at any other school around the state or elsewhere. College coaches and NFL coaches are supposed to be the best, and then it carries down. The resources are available and I’m looking forward to utilizing all those resources along with my coaching staff,” Hernandez said. Information used from

Hernandez Continued from page 33 state title. “I’m just worried about meeting with the team, having them focus getting lifts; getting guys to show up for lifts every single day. “Guys who are committed to buying into the team system and that’s just everyone coming to weight-lifting, doing the right thing each and every day because if you do that, you prepare the right way up until that point, state championships and playoffs, all that will come.” Hernandez becomes only the fifth Southington head coach since 1961 and will be one of the youngest, as he just turned 24 on May 18, but says that age is no factor. “Age is just a number,” Hernandez explained. “I have my values, I have my beliefs and the student-athletes and the parents in the community are soon going to see that.” Last season, Hernandez helped guide the offense under Mella, who Hernandez said helped in his growth as a coach. “Bill Mella, last year, I was

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privileged enough to coach under him,” Hernandez said. “I am really, really thankful for the opportunity. Bill taught me a lot about coaching and some of the things about Southington High School.” But the new head coach says things will definitely be different. “I really respect Bill and what he did was great and what everyone last year did was great, but I’m different, I know a few guys on my staff, if not all of them, may have different mindsets and different visions about what they want to do and how they teach things, so it will be different in that sense,” says Hernandez. Currently, Hernandez is the head coach and quarterback for the Corinthian Black Lions, a professional football team based out of Austria. His last game is on June 12 and he is scheduled to return June 15. Because of his Austrian commitment, he will forgo spring practice and take extra time in August, as is the option from the CIAC. “I felt that was the best thing to do because I’m not there at this point and time, it will give the guys more time to lift and get prepared and it doesn’t make sense to run spring ball when they don’t understand the system and they’re having to deal with all of this change,” explained the new head coach. “Having the whole staff put in place, being there with them and having these extra five days is just going to be tremendous in terms of preparation for the season.” In 2009, the Knights faced a tumultuous season that saw both highs and lows as the team finished 5-5. There were also allegations brought against Mella prior to the year of the improper use of funds, of which he was eventually cleared. With Hernandez now stepping in, he expects to run a transparent program and expects success at all levels, stemming from him at the top. “I’m going to do things the right way,” he said. “The players can expect that, they

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can hold me to a higher standard on and off the field. I’m not going to embarrass the program, I’m always going to put the program ahead of myself; put the school and the community ahead of myself.” Hernandez, though, will expect what all coaches do from their players. “We’re going to expect greatness and push them and every coach expects that,” Hernandez said of his expectations. “My goal is to win. Win in the classroom, win in

the community and win on the playing field.” In fielding the position of the new head coach, athletic director Eric Swallow said that there were a lot of applicants based on the fact that it was a high-profile position, but that through two interviews, Hernandez stood out amongst the masses. “In both cases, D.J. did an exceptional job expressing his views and his vision and where he sees Southington football going over the course of the future,” Swallow said. As a neighbor of Southington’s growing up, Hernandez said being a Blue Knight is a

tradition he not only embraces, but looks forward to. “Man, I used to play against them,” the former Bristol Central star said. “They always had a great tradition. They compete, and like I said. It’s first class. “Just from meeting with the community and being on the staff last year, being able to interact with some of the people was a great opportunity for myself and it was something that I wanted to

men, as students and as athletes,” he said. “Just seeing growth is something I really appreciate and something I take pride in.” While coaching, Hernandez will be interning in the guidance department while he completes his Master’s degree, another aspect that he is looking forward to because he can monitor his athletes and their grades during the school day.

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relate to; that cannot be underrated. “I’m looking forward to seeing what leaders step up and lead this team,” Hernandez said during his press conference. In analyzing that 13-word statement, you can ascertain a lot about what Hernandez is all about. Hernandez is a leader and that’s what he wants to see from his team. So when Southington takes the field in September for game one, and Hernandez takes the sideline, you’re not going to see a 24-year-old. You won’t see a former rival and Bristol Central star. You won’t even see the UConn player many loved during his four years. You’ll see one thing: a leader, which is exactly what the Knights need. Questions, comments, contact Michael Guerrera at sports






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Girls Track CCC West Meet: 102 points — 2nd place Alexa Cox finished second in the 100- and 200-meters in times of 13.23 and 27.08, respectively ad Southington went one, two, five in the pole vault with Erin Saucier taking the top spot (10-feet), Rhiannon Jacobs coming in second (8-06) and Alisha Washer finishing fifth (8-feet). Tanaye White finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles (17.48), high jump (4-08) and came in second in the long jump (16-09), while Lauren Bauchiero was also fourth in the high jump (4-08) and she was second in the triple jump (34-04). Nicole Lulevitch was sixth in the 100-meter hurdles (18.22), fifth in the long jump (16-03) and fourth in the triple jump (33-04) and Saucier also finished third in the discus (9110). Boys Track CCC West Meet: 125.50 — 3rd place Ravin Walters won the discus (129-05) and javelin (166-

02) and finished second in the shot put (44-10) while Jake Rodriques was third in the shot (43-03), fourth in the discus (115-07.5) and sixth in the javelin (140-01). Mike Rhodd was second in the 110meter hurdles (16.29) and fourth in the high jump (5-10) and Pat Conaty won the pole vault at 12-feet. Nate Emery was third in the triple jump (39-11), Joe Pesce was third in the javelin (149-09), Bryan Wilcox was fifth in the 1600meters (4:36.49) and fifth in the 3200-meters (10:12.8) and he teamed up with Tim Brown, Zack Albert and Bryan McGrane to take second the 4 x 800-meters (8:15.86). Boys Tennis SHS 4, Northwest Catholic 3 Ryan Klem won at No. 1 (61, 3-6, 6-3), Mike Rabiej won at No. 3 because of retirement and Keith Lebel took No. 4 singles (6-2, 6-0). In doubles, the Knights got a win from the No. 1 team of Stephen Murphy and Greg Zmarlicki, winning 6-4, 6-2). Southing-

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Southington North Baseball Little League Results

Majors Division April 27 Dodgers 3, Marlins 2 For the Dodgers, Brian Tomasco followed by Austin Baumann had a solid pitching performance. Tomasco and Grant Ogrin had key hits. For the Marlins, Trevor Godston got 3 hits. Jonathan Gray and Joe Nocera each got a hit. Drew Van Alm Kerk and Matt Carlson each made great defensive plays. April 28 Athletics 21, Braves 2 Stephen McPherson, Matt Koczera, and Andrew Zysk led the A’s offense with 2 hits each. Christian Gil threw out 2 runners and played great defense at catcher. For the Braves, Bailey Kahl and Jose Silva had 2 hits each. Cameron Clynes hits a double. Dan Topper pitched well in relief. April 29 Angels 22, Orioles 5 For the Angels, Nate Blitz had 3 hits and 6 RBI, Ryan

Montalvo had 2 hits and 3 RBI, and John Stevens had 2 hits. Jon Mikosz pitched 5 shutout innings. For the Orioles, Kevin Byrnes led the offense, while Kyle Stakey and Ryan McLin led the defense. April 30 White Sox 11, Pirates 10 The White Sox had an amazing comeback from behind to win. Keegan Leahy in relief pitched a great game. Offense was led with combined hits from Mike Aberizk, Grant Kavanah, Kameron Wilson and Nick Falco. Outstanding team effort with Cody Lacasse scoring the winning run. For the Pirates, Dylan Dean pitched 3 innings with no earned runs. Connor John led the offense with 4 hits including an inside-the-park home run. Braves 7, Dodgers 2 Curtis Topper pitched very well and had a hit for the Braves. Bailey Kahl played great behind the plate and had 2 hits. Jordan Silva

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May 2 Marlins 16, Orioles 3 For the Marlins, Drew Van Alm Kerk, Matt Madore, Sean Garrison, Trevor Godston, Mark Meade, Logan LaRosa, Justin Makles, Nate Snyder, Matt Carlson, and Zach Parent had hits. Trevor Godston pitched a complete game and Jonathan Gray hit a grand slam. For the Orioles, Ryan McLin pitched well. Jimmy Terray and Garrett Susi each had 2 hits. Athletics 14, Dodgers 2 For the A’s, Mark Horanzy pitched 4 shutout innings. Michael Taylor and Andrew Rogalski paced the A’s with 3 hits each. Joey Koczera played stellar defense. Michael Ranagan pitched 2 strong innings for the save. For the Dodgers, Brian Tomasco had great hits. Nick Borkowski played great defense in right. Braves 13, White Sox 8 Jake Conte, Adam Viviano, and Curtis Topper each had two hits for the Braves. Dan Topper and Jordan Silva played well on defense. For the White Sox, there was great pitching and great hitting by the whole team. Ryan McIntyre and

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led the offense with 4 hits including a home run and led the team with 7 RBIs. Connor John added 3 hits. Dillon Prive, Keanan John, and Eric Scanlon had 1 hit each. For the Marlins, Sean Garrison, Jonathan Gray, Matt Madore, Logan LaRosa, Matt Carlson, and Nate Snyder had hits. The Marlins turned their first double play of the year. May 5 Athletics 8, Angels 7 Mike Taylor pitched 4 strong innings for the A’s and hit a two-run homer. Joey Koczera had a game-saving catch. For the Angels, Jake Bocek pitched a great game. Alex Gorr led the defense and had 3 hits. Jake Walasewicz and Johnathan Mikosz had 2 hits apiece. May 6 White Sox 3, Dodgers 2 Nick Falco pitched a great game for the White Sox, with Grant Kavanah coming in as relief to finish it off. Key hits by Cody Lacasse and two RBIs by Dillon Lacasse. Great defense by the whole team. For the Dodgers, Matt Andrini had 2 hits and Andrew Spitz pitched well in relief. Mike Balaoing had two great plays on defense. May 7 Angels 9, Marlins 5 For the Angels, Sean Scan-

lon had a key hit and got the game ball. Mitch Baker was 2-4 with 3 RBIs, Nate Blitz 2-2 and Jake Bocek had a big 2 RBI hit in the top of the 6th. For the Marlins, Jon Gray, Justin Makles, Matt Madore, Logan LaRosa, and Zach Parent all had hits. Sean Garrison had some great catches and Matt Carlson pitched great. Braves 8, Orioles 2 Ryan VanLinter, Jake Aparo, and Dan Topper all pitched well for the Braves. Cameron Clynes had an RBI double. Jake Conte and Ryan Wells both played great defense. For the Orioles, Gavin Stakey and Luke Maluszewski had 2 hits each. Jimmy Terray and Willie Barmore pitched well. May 8 Pirates 5, Dodgers 4 For the Pirates, Devin Prive and Connor John combined for 14 strikeouts and the complete game pitching. The offense was led by Prive, Connor John, and Billy Perkins with 2 hits each. Dylan Dean, Jack Hammersley, Nate L’Heureux, and Keanan John each added hits. For the Dodgers, there was great pitching by Pat Etter. Brian Tomasco led the offense with a 2-run home run and a single. Athletics 16, Orioles 6 Parker Mulholland pitched 4 strong innings for the A’s. Brendan Taylor and

Stephen McPherson had key hits. For the Orioles, Ryan McLin pitched great. Kevin Byrnes played good defense and Garrett Susi led the offense. May 9 White Sox 18, Marlins 1 For the White Sox, Ryan McIntyre pitched a complete game for the win. Grant Kavanah homered, tripled, and doubled. Tim Anop had a great at bat. Keegan Leahy and Cody Lacasse turned a double play. For the Marlins, Matt Carlson had 2 hits and an excellent catch. Logan LaRosa had 2 hits and Jonathan Gray had 3 hits with a ground rule double. Zach Parent had a hit and played well in the field. Drew Van Alm Kerk continues to impress with his skills. May 10 Braves 3, Angels 2 Jose Silva pitched a great game for the Braves. Adam Viviano came in to close, and hit his first home run. Jack Rivers, Ryan VanLinter, Ryan Wells, and Cameron Clynes all had hits. For the Angels, Jake Bocek pitched five strong innings. Alex Gorr was 2-for-3 with an RBI triple. Ted Mourges played well defensively. May 11 Angels 9, White Sox 1 Great pitching game for Alex Gorr of the Angels. He added a triple and a double to receive the game ball. Sean

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UBSA Results The UBSA 12-under Hurricanes moved to 6-1 overall in the Connecticut Travel Baseball League after a split-doubleheader sweep of two opponents May 16 at Recreation Park. The Hurricanes, 4-0 in divisional games, opened the day with an 11-10 victory over the 11-under Stratford Storm. The Storm rallied from a 9-5 deficit to tie the game at 10 in the top of the sixth inning before Connor John scored for the Hurricanes on an error in the bottom half. Ryan DeAngelo, who came on in relief in the fifth, picked up the victory by retiring Strat-

ford in order in the seventh. DeAngelo also had two hits and scored a run, while John went 2-for-3 with a run scored and two RBI. Kyle DeAngelo had two hits and scored a run, Garrett Gugliotti went 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI and Christian Raczka added a two-run single and scored a run to help UBSA take a 9-5 lead after three innings. Matt Maxwell and Connor Crean each had a hit, an RBI and scored a run. UBSA came back five hours later and completed the sweep with a 9-7 victory over the 12under Connecticut Pokers.

Gugliotti led the way with a double, two runs scored, an RBI and three stolen bases. Maxwell went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored, while Ryan DeAngelo had a hit, a run scored, a stolen base and two RBI. Kyle Bunko went 2-for-3 with a run scored and two RBI, John had a pair of singles in addition to a run scored and an RBI and Jose Silva added an RBI triple as UBSA led 7-3 after three innings. The Pokers closed to within 9-7 in the sixth with the help of two errors, but John came on in the seventh and allowed only a two-out single to pick up the save and ex-

tend the Hurricanesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; winning streak to three games. UBSA had little problems with the 11-under Connecticut Bombers on May 8 in Hamden, rolling to a 19-3 victory in a game shortened to five innings due to the mercy rule. Maxwell went 3-for-4 with two triples, a double, three runs scored and five RBI. Ryan DeAngelo went 2-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI, while Gugliotti went 2-for-2 with a triple, an RBI and three runs scored. John went 2-for-2 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI and Bunko (run) added a two-run double.

Silva went 2-for-3 with an RBI, Kyle Kupstis went 2-for-2 with a double and three runs scored and Devin Prive had two RBI. Adam Wilson had a hit and an RBI, Mitch Raczka scored two runs and Drew Farkas added an RBI single. Christian Raczka also scored two runs for UBSA. A doubleheader split against a pair of opponents May 23 at Recreation Park has left the 12U UBSA Hurricanes with a 72 overall record in the Connecticut Travel Baseball

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Versatile jazz and rhythm and blues entertainer Kim Myers and his band will perform at Southington High School Saturday, June 11, at 7 p.m., as the American Cancer Association’s Relay For Life participants raise money to fight cancer. Myers said

he is pleased to donate his time to this event, as his family, like so many others, has been touched by this disease. Myers and his band will cover jazz standards and modern blues popularized by artists such as Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, James Brown and Marvin Gaye, as well as original songs and instrumentals inspired by issues of the day. Since versatility is

and answers. Participants can learn what it takes to gather and preserve songs, stories, and personal acOn Tuesday, June 22, Ruth counts from family and loved Glasser, a professor at the ones. The meeting is free. The University of Connecticut, next meeting will be July 27. will be speaking about “Oral History Nuts and Bolts” at the Southington Genealogical Society meeting at 7:30 The next gathering of the p.m. in Southington Police Headquarters, 69 Lazy Lane. Connecticut Accordion AssoHer presentation will cover ciation will be held Sunday, what oral history entails, June 27, at 1 p.m., at Spartan what people need to know II Restaurant, 930 Meridenabout planning and execut- Waterbury Road, Plantsville. ing oral history interviews This month’s meeting will be and, as time allows, practice an open mic event. Individuinterviewing and questions als, duets and ensembles are welcome to come and play for a crowd of accordion lovers. Other musicians and instruParty Trays Available (call in advance) ments that accompany the acF cordionists are welcome. DELIREE (Minim VER This event is free and open to Y u 714 West Street, Southington AArellaSouthmin$g1to0.00) all. s of P n& & Bris lainville RSVP to Marilyn at (203) tol 272-1202 by Friday, June 25 or Pan or Brick Oven Pizza for more information go to COUPON COUPON GIOVANNI’S MEAL DEAL

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The Christopher Koenig Memorial Concert Series presents Orange Colored Sky, an afternoon of Jazz standards featuring Tish Oney and Beth Rosenblatt, and special guests, The Cheshire High School Chromatix. This will be presented on Sunday, June 6, at 4 p.m., at the Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St., Plantsville. There is a cost to attend and tickets are available at the door, or purchase in advance by calling (860) 628-5595. A reception will be held immediately following the concert.

Southington Care Center, along with Classic Cruisers, will be hosting a Car Cruise on Saturday, June 19, from 1 to 5 p.m. Rain date Sunday, June 20. There will be raffles, door prizes, trophies, oldies music, and food. This is a family event. Proceeds will

Spring concert Chorale Connecticut’s spring concert, “Earth Notes,” will air on Cox Cable Network, Channel 15, on the following Saturdays at 8 p.m., June 5, June 12 and June 19.

Lighthouse bus trip The First Baptist Church of Southington will sponsor a bus trip June 21 to a Rhode Island Lighthouse cruise. The bus will leave the church parking lot, 581 Meriden Ave., at 8:15 a.m. with a coffee stop en route. Lunch will be at George’s of Galilee fol-

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Miss Southington visit — The history of the Miss Southington Pageant and the year-long reign of the current Miss Connecticut, Sharalynn Kuziak, will be featured at the Southington Library throughout the month of June. She will also make a personal appearance at the library on Wednesday, June 9, 7 p.m., to talk about

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League. UBSA moved to 5-0 in the division by defeating the 12U East Mountain (Waterbury) Mets, 11-1, in the second game of the day. Adam Wilson pitched a one-hitter and finished with 12 strikeouts in a game shortened to 4 1/2 innings because of the league’s mercy rule. Jose Silva went 2-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI and Christian Raczka added a tworun single for the Hurricanes, who jumped out to a 6-0 lead after two innings. Connor Crean (double) and Drew Farkas (stolen base) each scored two runs and added an RBI for UBSA. Garrett Gugliotti, Connor John and Kyle DeAngelo each had a double for the Hurricanes. In the opener, John’s solo homer was the only offense the Hurricanes could muster in an 11-1 loss to the 12U Technique (Bridgeport) Tigers. UBSA finished with only seven hits and committed eight errors in the loss. Matt Maxwell went 2-for2, while Farkas (double), Silva and Kyle Bunko each had a hit for the Hurricanes.

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pantry for nonprofit groups, such as the church. Giving Back is a bi-weekly service to help those who are facing tough times. It takes place all year-round, and is funded primarily by church donations and outside grants. - People who receive the food come from U free ) Southington and the sure rounding towns of Bristol, n Plainville, New Britain and - Terryville. Members of The a Tabernacle volunteer as a - way to directly help others. s To serve the public, volunteers set up tables and a chairs, distribute food and d - make coffee for the participants. d Food distribution takes - place between 9:30 a.m. and s 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and beo tween 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. r on Saturdays, every other - week. On Tuesdays, produce, o bread and nonperishable - items are distributed, and about 70 to 80 families are o helped. On Saturdays, groe ceries are given out, and n e about 120 to 140 families are - aided, officials said. The prod e a t

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Recipients of free food line up outside The Tabernacle church, 1445 West St. Three years ago, the church began the Giving Back program in collaboration with Foodshare. gram is open to anyone who falls below the income level set by Foodshare. To avoid fraud, all recipients must qualify. “Participation in a food distribution program during a mission trip to Los Angeles inspired us do something in our own community,” said Jack Chamis, a pastor at The Tabernacle. “When we came back, we contacted Foodshare who had also been

looking to do a mobile food program if they were sponsored in the Southington area. Our volunteers generally come from the church and we sometimes have outside groups that participate.” Volunteer Angela Troisi has been a part of the program since its inception. Her responsibilities include registering people. Other ways Troisi is involved in the

church include the Celebrate Recovery program, which is a 12-step Bible-based alcoholism recovery program, and the Women’s Fellowship, which provides women’s activities. Troisi thinks that Giving Back is “an awesome outreach to the community” and said the program is important because “at a time when people are in need, they know others will help.” Twice a year, the Giving Back program offers a free clothing distribution called Boutique on Wheels. School supplies have also been given to elementary school students. The church also meets other needs as they arrive, Chamis said. Parents of the pastor, Florence Chamis and Chris Chamis, have recently become involved in Giving Back. Florence is in charge of collecting the confirmation tickets as people receive their food. She is also a church greeter for The Tabernacle. She believes the volunteers “are more blessed than the people receiving the food just because [they] have the opportunity to give back.” Chris Chamis said, “It

warms my heart to see folks receive the help they need.” Tim Knapp is a volunteer who has been setting up tables and handing food out at the church for two years. Knapp is also a church greeter and believes The Tabernacle is “doing a great job for the community and helping those who really need a hand.” Robert Salka has been involved with the program since it began. His responsibilities also include handing out the food and setting up the tables. Salka thinks “The program is very much needed for the townspeople,” Salka said. “Pastor Jack” said he believes that “the best thing for people to donate is finances. For every one dollar, the church can buy ten dollars’ worth of food for those in need.” Volunteers can come and spend the morning or as much time as they can spare. More information on volunteering can be obtained from The Tabernacle church, at (860) 276-0400, and 1160046

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Century 21 Access America, 117 N. Main St., Southington, announced that Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently recognized John Perriello, sales associate with the office, as one of the system’s top-producers nationwide when it honored him with the coveted Emerald Level Century 21 Masters Award. Emerald Level status is awarded to an agent who has met minimum sales production of $143,000 or 40 closed transaction sides within a calendar year. A gold-plated lapel pin with emerald accent is awarded to the agent during the Awards Ceremony, in addition to a trophy and a personal invitation to attend a Century 21 Top Agent Retreat. “John Perriello places his real estate wisdom and passion for life into his everyday business, helping to make

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Property Transfers

Baldwin Estates to Patrick J. and Lorraine E. Pizzoferrato, unit 84, Baldwin Estates, Cortland Way, $295,035. Margaret A. Olson to Mugette B. Gagnier, 25 Red Oak Drive, $24,487.40. Edna J. Savage to Andrew Rodney and Janice Neely, unit 10, Building 2, Carter Heights, $22,347. James Savage and Stephen O. Allaire, trustees, to Andrew Rodney and Janice Neely, unit 10, Building 2, Carter Heights, $127,553. Pasquale R. and Jacqueline A. Capobianco to Ruth Valle, 70 Roseanna Road $294,500.

Friday, June 4, 2010 — The Southington Citizen ally became Americans. But the love of Italy never fades. Continued from page 1 “My daughters were born here, but we want them to see all those ladies show up” know and be instilled with Mennone said. “It just shows everything we have to offer,” that there are a lot of us who Mennone said. “We love and want to teach our children appreciate this country but and preserve the heritage you can’t forget where we and our traditions, which is came from.” the main reason we’re doing Activities taking place this.” during meetings may vary Mennone said some of the women join the club to pass from a demonstration on down their knowledge and fa- making “angel wings,” a favorite traditions, while oth- mous Italian pastry, to wine ers hope to learn and inherit tasting. Many other events skills like canning tomatoes like a Columbus Day dinner for homemade sauce, making dance, karaoke night and breads and most importantly, Carnevale will take place the importance of eating to- during the group’s kickoff year. gether as a family. Members will also take “Sunday dinner with extrips throughout the year, tended family and making memorable times for our with trips to Lady of Lourdes children is especially impor- in Litchfield, St. Anthony’s Feast in Boston and New tant,” Lopreiato said. Aside from passing along York City planned. Mennone said a main focus special baking and cooking traditions, the group said of the group is also giving they hope future generations back to the community, with preserve other values like members planning to estabthe importance of religion lish scholarships and regularly support local charities and respecting elders. “Even if they aren’t relat- and cancer societies. Aside from leaving a legaed we still call them Zio (uncle) or zia (aunt),” Barbato cy of strong traditions, the group hopes to empower said. Aside from being sur- younger Italian Americans to prised at the overwhelming carry the torch in the future. We envision growth and toresponse to the club, Mennone said she didn’t expect getherness for our younger the experience to be so mov- generations to carry on our work,” Mennone said. ing and sentimental. And members said they “It was actually a very emotional meeting,” Men- might even dispel some comnone said. “When I read the mon Italian myths, as well. “What people don’t know mission statement in English, and then Italian, the about us is we don’t eat pasta whole group started crying.” every day,” Palazzo said. “We Committee members said also don’t have to be related much of that emotion stems to respect each other and from remembering their own we’re always there in times of journeys from Italy to Ameri- need.” ca, and knowing how much More information about their parents worked to give the club can be found by visitthem a good life here. ing www.sorelleditalFour of the five founding The members came from Italy next meeting will take place with their families, attended on June 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the elementary school without Sons of Italy Club on Center knowing English, and gradu- Street.



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SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PASSAGE TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON TAX ABATEMENT PLANS At its meeting of May 24, 2010, the Town Council of the Town of Southington approved the following, as references in Connecticut General Statutes 12-81 (59), 12-81 (60) and 12, 217 (c). ENTERPRISE ZONE PROGRAM: A. Manufacturing Benefits (in zone) Personal Property and Real Property new to the Grand List 80% tax abatement for five years 50% reimbursement by the State of Connecticut B. Commercial Benefits – Real Estate only Real Property new to Grand List 100%, 100%, 50%, 40%, 30%, 20%, 10% - seven years No reimbursement by the State of Connecticut OUTSIDE THE ENTERPRISE ZONE: A. Tax Partnership Program - located anywhere Value of Improvement, not including Real Property Applies to NAICS # 236210, 711110-711219, 713920, 713110. (Recreation, agriculture, theaters, musical groups, ski facilities, amusement parks) $250,000 and over 50%, 50%, 50%, 50%, 50% - Five years No reimbursement by the State of Connecticut If municipal improvements are performed by the private entity applying for the Tax Partnership Program and the value of those improvements are exceeding $2,000,000, the following shall apply: 100 percent of all new personal property to the Grand List for a period of time not to exceed ten years or 50% of the total municipal improvements, whichever occurs first. This program must be applied for within five years of the completion of the municipal improvements. The value of the municipal improvements shall be reviewed by the Public Works Committee of the Town of Southington and the final determination by the Town Council and that decision shall be final. B. Industrial / Manufacturing Benefits Applies to SIC # 2000 thru 3999, inclusive and NAICS 2373, 2379 and 4841. Personal Property and Real Property new to the Grand List 40% tax abatement for five years This program shall expire without further action of the Town Council on July 1, 2012. All applicants applying before that date shall be eligible for the program. Applicants are allowed to be awarded only one program by the Southington Town Council. These plans will be effective twenty (20) days following publication. Dated at Southington, Connecticut; June 1, 2010. TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON John Weichsel The final lecture in the Hospital of Central Connecticut’s Town Manager

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SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PASSAGE OF ORDINANCE TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON ADULT ORIENTED BUSINESS The following ordinance was passed at a meeting of the Town Council of the Town of Southington on May 24, 2010: Division 1. Generally Section 4-51. ADULT ORIENTED BUSINESS Complete text of the ordinance is available in the Town Manager’s office, Town Clerk’s office and on the Town’s website at This ordinance shall become effective June 23, 2010. Dated at Southington, Connecticut on June 1, 2010 TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON John Weichsel Town Manager PUBLIC/ LEGAL NOTICES

SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE Board of Finance Town of Southington June 9, 2010 PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Board of Finance of the Town of Southington, Connecticut, will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday June 9, 2010 at 7:00 pm in the Town Council Chambers, Town Hall building top floor, 75 Main Street, Southington, Connecticut on the following new items: 1. Transfer of $2,500 to the Police Department new line item “Exhaust Fan in Evidence Vault”. 2. Appropriation of $1,400 to the Youth Service new line item “Overtime-Drug Free Communities Grant” with grant revenue to match. 3. Transfer of $25,000 to the Capital Budget new line item “DriveIn Park Development”. Dated at Southington, Connecticut, this 1st day of June 2010. TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON By John Weichsel Town Manager


SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TOWN COUNCIL TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON The Town Council of the Town of Southington will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 14, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Town Hall Building, 75 Main Street, 2nd floor, Southington, CT to hear the comments of affected property owners regarding the proposed construction of sanitary sewers as follows: MOUNT VERNON ROAD – SANITARY SEWER EXTENSION This project includes the construction of 8” PVC sanitary sewer beginning at #185 Mount Vernon Road and proceeding north 1100 lineal feet within Mount Vernon Road to the intersection of Mount Vernon Road with Frost Street. Dated at Southington, Connecticut this 26th day of May, 2010. TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON John Weichsel Town Manager

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SOUTHINGTON ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS LEGAL NOTICE The Southington Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Council Chambers, 75 Main Street, 2nd floor, Southington, Connecticut for the following purposes: A. A P P E A L # 5 7 8 7 A , Application of Standard Petroleum for special exception approval for a gasoline filling station/convenience store under Sections 403.32B, 11-03 & 15-05 of the Zoning Regulations, 2004 West Street (next to Kizl’s Restaurant), property of Ghio Family Limited Partnership in a B zone. B. A P P E A L # 5 7 8 8 A , Application of Standard Petroleum for approval of location for a gasoline filling station/convenience store under Section 14-321 of the Connecticut General Statutes, 2004 West Street (next to Kizl’s Restaurant), property of Ghio Family Limited Partnership in a B zone. C. A P P E A L # 5 7 8 9 A , Application of Rosemarie McBreairty for special exception approval to allow a D.J. & alcohol to be served outside in connection with a one day benefit for a cancer victim June 27, 2010, 1-6 p.m. under Sections 11-04 & 15-05, 115 West Main Street a.k.a. 111 West Main Street, property of Danna Roseanna at the intersection with Summer Street in an I-2 zone. Dated this 24th day of May, 2010 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS JOSEPH LAPORTE, CHAIRMAN

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

BOXERS, Bulldogs, Chihuahuas, Labs, Chi-Poos, Yorkie-Chu, Boston Terrier, Min-Pin Jack Russells, Yorkie-Poo, Yorkie, Yorkienese. $350+. 860-930-4001 GERMAN SHEPHERD Female, adult German Import. Very nice dog. Good with everyone. Asking $600. (203) 235-4329

If you can’t find it in Marketplace, it’s not for sale.


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ALWAYS buying old, used and antique woodworking and machinist hand tools and tool chests. Honest offers made your home. Please call Cory at 860-613-1108

Brand New Beautiful 1 Bedroom Apartments in Berlin


For Active Adults 55 and better

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

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

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

203-235-8431 FISHING TACKLE. Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Call Dave anytime 860-463-4359 WHEELCHAIR Wanted Reasonable. (203) 265-4698

1-800-527-3863 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 1999


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


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


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

FOLDING Dog crate. Petmate large 29x42x28. $50. SPREADER - Earthway EV-N spread. $10. Call (203) 237-6807 HOMELITE 4000 Watts Generator. Excellent. $99 firm. REFRIGERATOR Hand Truck. Heavy duty. Very good cond. Paid $150 - sell for $65. (203) 237-6586

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS. Many different instruments offered. Beginners to Advanced. Experienced music teachers. Call Sarah or Mark 203-235-1546 Summer openings available.

All Ages and Levels Welcome


Piano Lessons

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

Beginner to Intermediate De Fiore Vocal & Piano Studio Roberta (203) 630-9295 WURLITZER SPINET PIANO Very good condition. Just tuned. $200. Meriden. (203) 599-8198

Voice Lessons


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

CHESHIRE-3BR, 2 bath, 2 car gar No pets/smoking. Sec & refs. $1,300/mo. 203-758-4378 SOUTHINGTON- 2/3BR Ranch on cul-de-sac. Avail. June 1. $1400/mo. Call 860-628-9999


WEIDER Pro 9735 Home Gym Good shape! $99 take it apart take it away. 203-269-4490

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

Call Now!

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

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


1 BR, 2 BR & Studio Starting at $595 per month. Heat & HW incl. Off street parking 203-886-7016 CHESHIRE: 1BR Apt In quiet country setting. Near Rte 10, minutes from 1-691. $850, includes heat & hot water. Sec & ref. No pets. Call Lynne 203-213-5577

Flanders West Apts Southington

Studio & 1 Bedroom Apts

MUST Sell! Dresser and desk table. $5 each. Moving. Call (203) 668-0832


Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

WLFD- Judd Square- 1BR, clean, CA. $700. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904

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

MER 1BR, 1st flr, W. Side, prvt yard & basement storage incld. Washer, dryer, stove, refrig, DW included. $780/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm call 203-630-3823 MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. East Side, 2nd flr Studio, $175/wk+ sec. 1BR, 1st fl, $210/wk+sec. 12pm-8pm call 203-630-3823 MERIDEN - 1BR, 1st flr secure building. Ample parking. Stove & Fridge. No pets. Security deposit. $750. Call 203-3761259 MERIDEN - 1st flr, studio condo. REALLY NICE! New rug & paint. Heat & HW, stove, fridge incl. Off st. parking. Storage space. Sec. building. $625. 203-444-5545

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN - 2BR, 1 bath on E side. $750 + util. Good neighborhood. Close to elem & high school. Small pets ok. (203) 715-7929 MERIDEN - 2BR, 3BR & 4BR Section 8 approved apts, 2nd flr. 1 mo. sec. + 1 mo. rent. Refs, no pets. (203) 464-6273 MERIDEN - 2BR, second off Street parking, hookup, elec. incl. No $775/mo + sec. Call 5:30pm. 203-634-8192

floor, W/D pets. after

MERIDEN - 2BRs, 5 lg. rooms, 2nd flr, w/d hookup. Nice yard. No pets. No smoking. Close to stores & churches. $875 + utils, 1 mo. sec. Call (203) 237-2583 MERIDEN - Bright spacious 2Br. E. Side Convenient to Hwys. Hdwd flrs, chandelier, detail work. Walk-in attic, overnight prkg, W/D hkup, heat & HW incl. No pets/smoking. $800/mo. 1st/last/sec. dep. Ref’s. 860-346-5025 MERIDEN - CLEAN 1 ROOM EFFICIENCY $450. Utilities included. 2 mos security. Credit check req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597

MERIDEN 1BR Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, sec & refs. No pets. (203) 239-7657 or 203-314-7300

MERIDEN 2 BR. Updated kitchen. Appls incl. WD hookup in laundry. Off st parking. Avail 6/1. $850 + sec. 203-500-0608

MERIDEN 32 Cook Avenue

1 BR Apts & Studios $595 & Up Limited Time-1 mo free rent! Heat & HW incl. 203-886-7016


Friday, June 4, 2010 — The Southington Citizen APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 2 BR - 2nd Floor Olive St. Updated. Attic storage. WD hookups. Yard. No pets. Separate utilities. $800 per month + security. 203-809-4627 MERIDEN 5BR 2 bathroom, 2nd floor, clean, freshly painted. $1500/mo. Move-in condition. (203) 440-2123 or (203) 537-6769 MERIDEN MOVE IN SPECIAL Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841

Meriden Reduced Rent Pay for a 1 Bedroom and Move into a 2 Bedroom. $750. Heat & HW incl. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN- 1bdrm, 2nd fl, Heat inc. W/D hookup, off st pk, 1 mth sec, ref. Not Sec. 8 app. $850. (203) 927-7332 MERIDEN- 2BR TOWNHOUSE 11/2 Bath, Full Basement, WD Hookup. Cul-de-sac. $875. 2 mos sec. Credit check req’d. No pets. (203) 284-0597 MERIDEN- Clean & spacious studio. Downtown on busline. $525/mo + utils. No pets. Security. 203-982-3042 MERIDEN- Crown Village. 2BR, newly remodeled, lg. unit. Heat & Hot Water included. Laundry, pool, off st. parking. Sec. 8 approved. 203-269-1508. MERIDEN-2BR, 2nd flr, W/W carpet, appls, off-st-park, nice yard, 2 decks, W/D hkup. gas heat. $750/mo + 2 mo sec. Credit check. 203-634-9149 MERIDEN-2RM Efficiency $650. 1BR, $750. Utils incld. Lease & sec req’d. Call 203-235-6988 SOUTHINGTON Cozy, updated, 2nd fl apt, 1BR, Conv loc. $650/mo. Avail 6/1. Call 860 276-9588

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 - 5 rms, 2 or 3 BRs, available. Uptown area. Hdwd flrs. Must see. $850. Call (203) 269-6466 WALLINGFORD 4 Rooms, 1BR, 1st Floor. Country setting. Heat & electric included. No pets. $850. References & security. 203-284-8890 WALLINGFORD Available North Main Street Victorian 3RMs, 1BR. 3rd Fl. $750 + utils. No smoking. No pets. Call 203-269-5973 WALLINGFORD-1BR, 1st flr, W/D hkup. $750/mo + sec. No utils. Avail 7/1. 203-988-1198 WALLINGFORD-1st flr, 2BR, remodeled, glass porch, $900/mo. 3rd FL 4 Sm Rms Sec. $650/mo. No pets. Credit ck. Owner/Agent. 203-269-7348 WALLINGFORD. WHITTLESEY AVE - 2 BR, 5 rooms, 1st floor $950 plus utils, inc Fridge, stove, washer dryer hookups, off St parking, no smoking/ pets, good credit, 2 month security. Jerry 508-758-6927

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

APARTMENTS FOR RENT WLFD- Judd Sq, Spacious 2BR condo, C/A, parking. Utilities included. Avail. July. No smoking/pets. 516-678-6834 WLFD. 1BR w/stove & refrig including heat & hw. Starting at $695. No pets. Lease, sec. JJ Bennett Realty 203-265-7101 WLFD. 2BR OVERSIZED Townhouse, appl’d kit., 3000SF, lots of storage & closet space, laundry room. NO PETS. $1195. Call J.J. Bennett, 203-265-7101. YALESVILLE - 1st flr, 2BR, appls, off st. parking, no hookups, laundry room, no pets. $875. 203265-3939 Wilcox Lane.


WALLINGFORD $196,900 Great end unit in much sought after complex. 1360 sq ft, 2BR, 1.5BTH, FR in LR, full w/o basement with sliders to a private back yard. A must see! Call Dawn 203-265-5618

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN $100 per week. Fully furnished BR, Kit & LR. All utils & cable TV incld. Washer & dryer on site. No drugs or alcohol. Please Call 203-379-5125 MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. + sec or call 203-630-3823 128pm, MERIDEN Newly remodeled. All utilities & cable included. $150-$200 per week. 860-382-8302 Ask for John or leave a message. MERIDEN-Safe, clean furnihsed rooms. Starting at 140/weekly Cable, phone, off-st-parking. 4wks security. (860) 712-1684


Nucor Steel Connecticut, Inc. a subsidiary of Nucor Corporation, the nation's largest steel producer and the world's largest recycler of scrap steel. NSCT is looking for Entry Level Production Positions. ● Safety & quality oriented. ● Proven team player. ● Must be able to lift up to 60 lbs repetitively. ● Must be able to stoop, bend, climb and perform physical duties. ● Must be able to conform and adapt to harsh environments Working overtime, weekends, shift work, and some holidays are required. Nucor offers competitive wages, excellent benefits and is an EEO employer. Qualified Individuals should go to with code: NSCT03 to submit a Questionnaire.

MEDICAL CAREERS MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST for sm practice FT. Strong, interpersonal skills req’d. Exp needed. Fax resume 203-413-4396

Always a sale in Marketplace

CNA/HHA NEW ENGLAND HOME CARE is seeking CNAs & Home Health Aides with a minimum of 6 mos exp. for a pediatric group home in Meriden. Previous experience in a group home with physically & emotionally challenged children preferred. 3 hr to 8 hr shifts, up to 24 hrs/wk. Shifts start at 6am. Earn up to $12.00 per hour based on experience. Must have a current CT CNA certificate. To schedule an appointment to apply, please call:

800-286-6300 ext. 4052 HOUSES FOR SALE


WALLINGFORD $199,900 Small Bungalow on 1.28 level acre in area of fine homes. House needs major renovations-property is beautiful! Bring your ideas! Linda 203-265-5618

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

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Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV, furn’d. Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333 MERIDEN Great buy! Older Colonial, newer roof, windows, gas furnace, hot water heater upgraded electric plus double lot. Home features 6rms, 2BRs, 1 bath-Great price $79,900. Call Sil Sala for details 203-235-3300

WANTED TO RENT *PET Friendly home wanted.* For nonsmoker and indoor cat. Desire 1-2 rms, parking space & quiet home. Call Jen @ 860424-1757 WANTED TO RENT A house, condo or apartment with 2+ bedrooms in Berlin, East Berlin or Kensington area. Call (603) 718-0495

STORES & OFFICES FOR RENT SOUTHINGTON AREA Near Rtes. 66 & 691. 2 Room Office Suite. Approx 400 sq ft. All utilities. $600/month. Call (860) 628-0663 or 860-209-7454

WALLINGFORD 2BR 1 bath Cape Cod on East Side of town. HW flrs, updated kit cherry cabinets, updated bath, newer windows, gas heat, HW. $274,900. Al Criscuolo 203-265-5618

MERIDEN- New & existing homes, condos, land. Visit our website. Galleria RE 203-671-2223



MERIDEN $154,900 2fam 3 car gar. Some updating, clean and ready to go. Poss sub-div with city approval by buyer. Don’t miss out. P. Lane 203-235-3300


203-799-7731 HELP WANTED AUTO A TECH Foreign car experience. Excellent wages & benefits. 203-284-8989 Fax: 203-269-1114 AUTO TECH with 5+ yrs exp. Must be ASE Certified and able to do most repairs on all foreign & domestic cars (203) 671-5524

COMMERCIAL GARAGES or SPACE for lease or rent. Ideal for landscaper, construction, light manufacturing or storage. Meriden. Call Jim 203-238-4555 WALLINGFORD-1,200 sqft bay avail in fenced in property. 20ft ceilings, 14x14 drs, bathrm, electric, heat & water. Great price! Call 203-272-4216


SOUTHINGTON 2 bdrm., 1 1/2 baths. $131,900 Fran Rokicki Realty, LLC Visit 860-646-3455

Childcare Worker PT Substitutes

MERIDEN Charming Cape on East side, offering 4BRs, 1.5ba, FP, LR, LL FR, 2 car det gar, new siding, new roof, new deck. Plenty of storage. Motivated seller says, “Bring all offers” $199,900. Danielle 203-235-3300

The bargains to be found in Marketplace are real heart stoppers!

WALLINGFORD Awesome unit! Natural light shines through the atrium window. Open flr plan, MBR has whlpl tub, WI closet, OS 2 car garage, ML laundry. $220,900. Call Pat Burke 203-265-5618

For local preschool program. HS Diploma req. & 1 yr exp. pref. Send resume to:

HR Manager, WFC 169 Colony St. Meriden, CT 06451 AA/EOE. No phone calls please. CLASS A CDL DRIVER Wanted For local and over the road. Roll off experience a plus. Competitive wages & benefits. Transwaste, Inc. 203- 269-8300

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

COME grow with Tiger Claw INC! Currently hiring for a Sales Admin to support our growing sales team! Please e-mail your resume to

HELP WANTED CUSTOMER SERVICE PT 1-2 days/week. Upscale storage facility. Light computer, good people/office skills. Email:

Customer Service Representative Handles all inquiries, applications and complaints from the public related to electric utility billing, service and the accounts receivable system. Must be a H.S. graduate plus 2 years experience involving customer contact and performing duties related to the receipt, custody and accounting of sums of money or an equivalent combination of experience or training satisfying the above requirements. $19.40-$23.56 per hour plus an excellent fringe benefit package. Apply: Personnel Department, Town of Wallingford, 45 South Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492. The closing date will be that date the 100th application form/resume is received, or June 14, 2010 whichever occurs first. EOE DIESEL TECH-Flexible hours. P/T. Manage a fleet of 10 trucks. Must have own tools. Truck & welding exp req’d. Call Kevin Curry 203-213-1201

INSURANCE Customer Service Personal Lines Senior Customer Service position in our Personal Lines Dept. 3-5 years of Agency experience required. Licensed. Excellent Benefits. H.D. Segur, Inc., Cheshire. Send resume to

CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION 3 full yrs MINIMUM EXPERIENCE in curb/sidewalk. Valid driver’s license required. 203-537-0624 or fax to

(203) 271-7081.

HELP WANTED HORTICULTURAL TECHNICIAN to care for and deliver plants in office buildings. Must be a plant lover, use own car and have email. 6-10 hours a week. NOT a summer job. Call 203-239-4502. LANDSCAPE LABORER - Must have valid driver’s license. Southington. Call (860) 6285191 RENTAL AGENT/Office Manager For sm apartment community in South Meriden. Section 8 experience helpful. Duties include: maintaining tenant relations, all admin for running office, employee supervision. Must have basic office/computer skills and be personable. 15-19 hours per week. E.O.E. & Sect 8 applicants encouraged to apply. Send resume to: Village Apartments, 6 Evansville Ave., South Meriden, CT 06451 Restaurant

LINE COOKS Full Time Nights/Weekends Experience required. Please apply in person at

U.S.S. Chowder Pot IV 165 Brainard Rd Hartford, CT 06114 Fax: 860-244-9342

TEACHING POSITIONS Wallingford Public Schools is seeking CT certified candidates for High School Agricultural Education. Visit our website @ for an application and mail ASAP to: Ms. Jan Guarino-Rhone Personnel Office Wallingford Public Schools 142 Hope Hill Road Wallingford, CT 06492


The Southington Citizen — Friday, June 4, 2010


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6-4-2010 Southington Citizen Newspaper  

Southington Citizen Newspaper for June 4, 2010

6-4-2010 Southington Citizen Newspaper  

Southington Citizen Newspaper for June 4, 2010