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Volume 8, Number 23

Southington’s Hometown Newspaper

Friday, June 8, 2012

Southington native gets ‘on track’ with music career By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen

It happened quickly, and for the past few weeks, Southington native Jordan Devin, a.k.a. Jitta On The Track, has been on tour with rap superstar Drake. Devin, 20, earned his spot by winning the “Rise” contest put on by, and was the top pick out of

1,500 contestants. In a Skype interview, Devin was asked if he’d be ready to go on tour if he won, and when he replied “yes,” he was told he’d won and to pack his bags immediately. “It’s a dream, it’s a fun experience,” Devin said. “But I’m trying to learn as much as I can.” Scott Nelson, senior vice president of marketing at

Relay for Life The 2012 Southington Relay for Life will be held Friday, June 8, at 4 p.m. until Saturday, June 9, at 4 p.m. at the Southington High School track and football field, 720 Pleasant St. Activities during the Relay are scheduled as follows: Friday — Relay begins at 4 p.m. with music and walking; Knights of Columbus Color Guard and committee at 5:30 p.m.; survivor ceremony and lap at 6:45 p.m.; survivor dinner at 7 p.m.; torch ceremony at 8 p.m.; luminary ceremony at 9:30 p.m.; Midnight Cafe will open at midnight for snacks and teen activities; Bingo lap at 1 a.m.; Scrab-

ble lap at 2 a.m.; poker lap at 3 a.m. Saturday — pancake breakfast at 7 a.m.; favorite sports team lap at 9 a.m.; kids activities from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Beads from the Heart at 10 a.m.; parade of schools at 10:30 a.m.; funny hat/hair lap at 11:30 a.m.; colors for a cure/baton lap at 12:30 p.m.; entertainment by J.J.BOS. at 1 p.m.; Power of Purple lap at 1:30 p.m.; Hawaiian luau lap at 2 p.m.; Fight Back Flags, final remarks, and Gordy Awards at 2:15 p.m.; final lap and closing ceremony at 3 p.m. Quiet time will be from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., said the company developed the idea for the competition, fans judged him, and Drake then picked him. “Jitta had a unique sound as well as a presence,” Nelson said in an e-mail interview. “The fans (and Drake) agreed.” A Southington High School graduate of the Class of 2010, Devin moved to town his sophomore year from Florida, but said he’d gone back and forth between the two states throughout his life. The tour, called “Club Paradise,” headlines rappers Drake, J Cole, and Waka Floc-

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Southington native Jordan Devin, known on stage as Jitta On The Track, is an opening act for rap superstar Drake on the Club Paradise Tour, which is coming to the Comcast Theatre in Hartford on Monday, June 11, at 8 p.m.

ka Flame, amongst others. Devin’s first show was in Houston, Texas, and also

where he got his first taste of life on the road, practicing his set before the show, and meeting other artists on the tour.

See Devin, page 14

Blue Ribbon Parks Committee completes evaluation of town parks By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen The Blue Ribbon Parks Committee recently completed an investigation into the overall state of Southington parks. The committee, established about six months ago, was assigned to take a broader view of the parks system as a “fresh set of eyes,” according to committee Chairman Peter Romano. The committee looked at the use

of the parks, maintenance, and needs of the parks moving forward. Romano presented the report to the council at its meeting on May 29. “The parks as a whole are in good condition,” Romano said. “Southington is well represented when out-oftown visitors come to the parks.” Romano said the committee started out because there were a lot of requests for a park in the north end of town, with the northern-

most park currently being Veterans Memorial Park. As talks continued, the committee realized there was a need for more field space. He said the approval of the turf field was taken into account, but that won’t be a complete solution. “The turf field will not be available on a daily basis for a lot of these leagues, and a lot of these leagues really

See Evaluation, page 15

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Fathers Day breakfast

Sons of the American Legion will be holding a Fathers Day breakfast on Sunday, June 17, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the American Legion hall, 66 Main St., with steak, eggs, omelets, and more. There is a cost to attend.

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The Eric Thomas Children Fundraiser will take place on Sunday, June 10, at 1 p.m. Miss Southington Cassandra Mastrianni will make a special appearance at the event, held at CoCo Keys Water Resort Hotel and Convention Center, 3585 East Main St., Waterbury. To purchase tickets, call (860) 628-8964, or (860) 628-0769.

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Wheeler Clinic, 88 East St., Plainville, will hold an informational session on foster parenting on Tuesday, June 12, from 3 to 5 p.m. The meeting will provide information about the clinic’s foster care program. Interested persons may stop in to learn about foster care without making a commitment of any kind. The Foster Care program works with foster parents to provide education, 24-

hour support, childcare, respite and compensation for the foster child’s expenses. The program serves girls and boys, 6 to 16 years old, who need foster homes. Mature adults who are single or married, working, or at home, are encouraged to apply to become foster parents. For information about Wheeler Clinic: or call (860) 7937277.

Apple Harvest sponsors The 44th Annual Apple Harvest Festival is looking for event sponsors. For more information on how to sponsor the event, contact Melissa Ericksen at (860) 276-1966, or e-mail .

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Alumni golf tournament St. Paul Catholic High School, Bristol, will hold its fifth annual Alumni Golf Tournament on Thursday, June 21, at Hawk’s Landing Country Club, 201 Pattonwood Drive. This year’s tournament host is Brian Farrell ’86 – Ringler Associates. Registration begins at 9 a.m., with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Area restaurants will serve lunch along the golf course, including Bertucci’s, Smokin’ with Chris, and JD’s Restaurant. Contests, raffles, and dinner follow the tournament. Proceeds from the tournament support scholarships and educational programs at St. Paul. For information about registration or sponsorship, vis-

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Southington Arts Council members recognized for creative works By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen

Members of the Southington Arts Council are continuing to make waves with their own personal expressions. President Carole Milano is set to have one of her poems published in a book called “Famous Poets,” a small book published by an Oregon press. Marjorie Low, vice president of visual arts on the council was recently awarded the Artist of the Year award by the Meriden Arts Council. Milano’s poem, “A Time To Heal,” is about the 9/11 tragedy. The poem was read by Southington Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi at the 9/11 commemoration held at Southington High School last year, along with another poem by Milano. Erardi said he liked the idea of using a local author’s work for the event which was “homegrown” for Southington. “I certainly could not say it any better and I thought

she said it brilliantly,” Erardi said. Erardi said he was introduced to the poem by event committee members while the program was being put together. “The piece was, to me, a connection between community and the event,” he said. “And what greater way can you celebrate it other than the words of somebody that came from the Town of Southington?” “I was rather surprised because I didn’t know they were going to read them,” Milano said. While reading her poems was a surprise, perhaps the poignant memory for Milano was at the end of the ceremony when the band was playing, a flock of geese flew overhead, almost as if on purpose. “We heard these geese squawking in the background,” Milano said. “Suddenly, they just flew over the sky like they were airplanes in formation, it was so amazing.”

A Time To Heal By Carole Milano So…the Purveyor of Evil and mastermind behind 9/11 is dead… our brave Navy Seals shot him dead. Not much we can add or say…but for the victims, their families and survivors…we can pray… and we can hope that tolerance and understanding will take place…. of violence and hatred…LEAVING NOT A TRACE… FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS TO ERASE. Photo courtesy of Carole Milano


Though getting published isn’t new to Milano, who helped start the Southington Arts Council 30 years ago, she is pleased with the publisher’s choice to pick that particular poem. Low, on the other hand, wasn’t recognized for just one piece of work, but rather her artistic and philanthropic contributions to the community over the years. A member of SAC for 25 years, she was engrossed in the arts community long before that. She moved to Southington in 1987, but before that, she played a pivotal role in establishing the Trumbull Arts Commission for the Town of Trumbull, a period of time she lists as her greatest accomplishment. She takes a lot of pride in the fact the Arts Festival

on the Green for Trumbull is still ongoing today, an event that was her idea. “My baby, the Arts Festival on the Green,” Low said. “It’s still ongoing after 30 years. That was my brainchild.” Low, 91, has also been active in holding charitable galleries that benefit the community. She held a show to benefit the homeless at Burritt Library at Central Connecticut State University, and held another show called “Angels, Cherbus, and Children” in 2009 at the Southington Public Library. “I donated every penny I made to the Southington Bread for Life, Southington Community Services,” Low said. One of her paintings from the homeless show, the main

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Carole Milano, president of the Southington Arts Council, will see her poem, “A Time To Heal,” published in the book Famous Poets.

piece of the show and a large one at that, about 30-by-40 inches, according to Low, now hangs at the office of Southington Community Services, donated by Low, where Director Janet Mellon admires the work. “You look at it and you can think so many different things,” Mellon said. “It’s an absolutely spectacular painting.” Mellon said to physically see the painting is to truly appreciate it, but described the scene as people in a train station who look lost, or just not interacting with other people. “You think sometimes you’re frustrated during the

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day and you just think it could be me tomorrow,� Mellons said. “I could be right there tomorrow with my bags and no place to go.� Low still remains active in her home studio; she said her new thing is painting on rocks. She is also trying to unleash her abstract energy, trying to really dig deep and put her truest emotions onto the canvas. “Everything is inspired by reality, but I’m not realistic,� Low said. “I don’t wanna be bogged down by realism in my painting. I like to feel free to express my inner feelings.�

The Italian-American Festival Committee of Southington will be hosting its fourth annual homemade wine contest. There is an entry fee per bottle. More than one bottle may be submitted as long as it is a different wine or year. Red and white wines will be judged separately. The deadline to enter the contest is Wednesday, July 25. The wine will be judged on Saturday, July 28, at 1 p.m. at the festival site on Center Street. Bottles can be dropped off at: Northeast Produce Regional Market, 101 Reserve Road, Hartford, or 10 Robert Jackson Way, Plainville, during the week from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Verizon Wireless, 966 Queen St. from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. For additional information, contact Luigi Barbato at (860) 6282241, Matthew Lopreiato at (860) 620-1919, Carmine Mennone at (860) 628-8964, Carmine Votino at (860) 628-2993, or Tony Perone at (203) 235-2703. Citizen photo by Julie Sopchak

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By E. Richard Fortunato Special to The Citizen The completion of the school year brings joy to the Southington community as it celebrates graduations, academic acc o m p l i s h - Fortunato m e n t s , achievement in sports, the commitment to diverse civic activities, the developing values of our young citizens, and the new challenges and transitions many of them face as they move further into their future. The media is right to fill its pages honoring students, scholarship awards and the

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Friday, June 8, 2012 — The Southington Citizen

DePaolo Middle School May Students of the Month

In sixth-grade, Matt Garry, Chelsea Cocozza, and Brittney Sao were selected by their teams. Garry is the son of Michael and Angela Garry and has earned first honors his first three terms as a student at DePaolo. He is an altar server at his church and plays basketball and baseball for the town. At school, Matt is on the student council and was selected for the MATHCOUNTS program. Cocozza is the daughter of Patricia DeBisschop and Daniel Cocozza and was a recipient of the Presidential Academic Fitness Award last year. She plays clarinet in the school band and wind ensemble and is a part of the Leadership Program. Outside of school Chelsea plays soccer for the town. Sao is the daughter of Helene and Paul Sao and also earned high honors for the first three marking terms. She is in the school band and wind ensemble. Outside of school, Brittney plays lacrosse. In seventh-grade, Juliana Ferreri, Jennifer Briscoe,

and Skye Hamm were selected by their teams. Ferreri is the daughter of Cynthia and Michael Ferreri and was recognized at the Principal’s Breakfast in sixth-grade. She is a junior lector and volunteers at vacation bible school for her church and assisted at the Crop Walk. Juliana is part of the yearbook club and is in the Leadership Program. Briscoe is the daughter of Terri and Joseph Briscoe and is in the National Junior Honor Society. Jennifer is a peer advocate and a part of the Leadership Program. She is a dance assistant at the Academy of Dance and Music. Hamm is the daughter of Ebanie and Erik Hamm and is an honor roll student. She is a DePaolo cheerleader and is in the school chorus. Skye has taken dance for seven years and plays soccer for the town. In eighth-grade, Andrew Szymanski, Sarah Gerrish, and Olivia Nyerick were selected by their teams. Szy-

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DePaolo Middle School’s students of the month for May are, back row, from left: Assistant Principal Chris Palmieri, Andrew Szymanski, Olivia Nyerick, Sarah Gerrish, Janette Wadolowski, Matt Garry, Ashley Nafis, and Principal Frank Pepe. Front row, from left: Jen Briscoe, Brittney Sao, Chelsea Cocozza, John Testa, Juliana Ferreri, and Skye Hamm. Send us your school news:

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Southington High School Honor Roll

Southington High School has announced the honor roll for the third quarter: Grade 9 First Honors Alexandria Abacherli, Ryan Abouchacra, Megan Albert, Meagan Asklar, Bryant Aylward, Alexandra Barmore, Kayla Beaupre, Erik Bergland, Melissa Borysewicz, Tyler Brinton, Matthew Briscoe, Alicia Brocki, Kaitlyn Budrow, Michael Burek, Cassandra Camilli, Kayley Carrier, Madi-

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“These are all guys that I look up to and two of them are like my favorite rappers, too,” Devin said. “So it was a great experience.” Devin said he has been soaking up as much of the experience as he can and trying to take advantage of every opportunity, like chasing down MTV at one of the shows to get an interview. “When we saw MTV, my manager immediately ran over to them and told them the whole situation and I got my first interview with MTV,” he said. “That was a big accomplishment.” Manager Jared Glassman

met Devin through a mutual friend while attending Northeastern University. He said he listened to a few of Devin’s tracks and made an offer, from there is was just a matter of getting work done. “[Devin] is one of the most, if not the most, diverse artists I know,” Glassman said. “He can make any song in any genre he gets on sound amazing. His voice is unique, and his overall personality and demeanor is that of a star.” Glassman said “every second” of the tour is being used to network and develop relationships with as many people as possible, including trying to get face time with Drake and other artists to pick their brains about the

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industry and what to do to get ahead. “I feel like I’m a student in class I’m just taking notes on how all the other acts perform and just how the whole music industry works,” Devin said. Devin’s time in Southington wasn’t always geared toward music, though it was a hobby when he lived down in Florida, it took him a little while to get acclimated to the scene when he moved up to Southington. “Throughout time I made friends and we all made music together,” he said. “It wasn’t until senior year that I started picking it up and I did shows and I started noticing that I had a pretty good following in Connecticut.” His first show ever was in New Britain where he performed in front of a sold out crowd. From there, he put together a management team and started stringing songs together. While on tour, Devin said they have a studio on the bus where he has been recording a new album, the single of which he said has already been sent out to the radio stations. Life on the road can be hec-

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since he was in seventhgrade, he’s always been kind of tall. Down south, when someone is small, they’re called a “jit,” so he got the nickname as an oxy-moron. “When I started making music I wanted to make it more of an old school hip hop vibe,” he said. “So I put ‘On The Track’ on after it.” Devin will be back in town on Monday, June 11, when the Club Paradise Tour performs at the Comcast Theatre in Hartford at 8 p.m. He would also like to say “Hi” to his mother.

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Southington Care, 45 Meriden Ave., is currently seeking volunteers. Recreation volunteers are needed for the Brain Gym program. No computer experience is needed. Days and hours are flexible. An Early morning helper is needed to help with breakfast, delivering newspapers and water pitchers to residents from 7 to 9 a.m. with days flexible. Outdoor/garden help is needed to help for grounds upkeep: weeding, watering, light sweeping, and filling bird feeders. Days and hours are flexible. A seamstress is needed to help mend clothing on an as needed basis. Musicians are needed to play for residents and also for residents’ religious services. Days and hours are flexible. For further information about any of these opportunities, contact Deb Brown at (860) 378-1286 or Donna Malicki-Gornicz at (860) 378-1253.


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sports playing more than one season,” Borkowski said. Continued from page 1 “You have the same amount of people living in town that need more field space on a you did 30 years ago, but you daily basis during their sea- still need more field space besons,” he said. cause more people are doing The committee tried to get it.” a better pulse of all the orBorkowski said he knows ganized sports leagues in there are open space propertown, contacting the presi- ties available, like the Brandents of all the leagues and denburg Property in the sending questionnaires, as north end of town that was well as meeting with them to mentioned in the commitfurther discuss details. tee’s report as a possible site Bob Borkowski, president for a new park. Borkowski of Southington Northern said if the town makes a park Baseball, said his main con- out of the property, voluncern is acquiring more space. teers would maintain it as Being involved with they do other parks. Southington athletics all his “We maintain a lot of our life, he noted that kids have own fields, and a lot of started playing sports at an leagues do that,” Borkowski earlier age, so there are more said. “So we’re not necessariof them, and also there are ly using more of the town’s more sports leagues. resources either.” “It used to just be baseball Committee member Dawn or football, then the soccer Miceli said spacing was league expanded, and then brought up to her as a need lacrosse came into town, and for leagues in town, and a then now you’ve got these possible solution to that


could be lighting. “They need more space so they could have more games and provide more opportunities for residents,” Miceli said. “And one of the solutions would be to provide lighting so they can have night practices, night games, whatever it may be.” She added while adding an extra park via open space property would be nice, there is plenty to be done with the current parks. “There are more immediate needs, in my opinion right now, of what we need to do to maintain what we already have,” she said. The physical condition of existing parks was explored, with things like cleanliness, directional signage, safety, and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act taken into account. Parks visited included Crescent Lake, the dog park, Panthorn Park, Recreation Park, Veterans Memorial Park,

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quality of our parks system,” she said. Romano said he, too, was impressed with the volunteer efforts around the parks as well as the parks staff, which he said does a lot of work for not as much manpower. “It’s an army of volunteers that do a phenomenal job with shoestring budgets and doing their own fundraising,” Romano said. “The spirit of that is something you cannot overlook, it’s impressive to see them.”

and Western Little League. Smaller parks like Jaycee Park and Centennial Park were also discussed. Miceli went on most of the park tours, and said overall she was impressed with the town’s park system, but most of all the volunteers who maintain the parks. “While we were there visiting, the different league volunteers were there doing all sorts of landscaping and upkeep and field maintenance and it was pretty impressive to see how critical those volunteers are to the


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manski is the son of Michelle Darbyshire and Tony Szymanski and is an honor roll student. Andrew volunteers at an animal shelter, Paws Animal Kingdom, and plays baseball for the town. Gerrish is the daughter of Donald and Jessica Gerrish and was recognized at a Principal’s Breakfast last year. She plays the viola in the school orchestra and volunteers at her church for food drives. Sarah plays soccer and basketball for the town. Nyerick is the daughter of Joanne and Edward Nyerick and is in the National Junior Honor Society. She is a part of the drama club and the Leadership Program. Olivia also volunteers for STEPS and Northernbound Rescue. In unified arts, Janette

Wadolowski, John Testa, and Ashley Nafis were selected. Wadolowski is the daughter of Richard and Kasia Wadolowski and is a First Honors student. She volunteers at the Panthorn Park concession stand and is a part of the Sacred Heart Church choir. Janette plays soccer, softball, and basketball for the town. Testa is the son of Tina and Mark Testa and has consistently been an honor roll student. He assists his elderly neighbor by cleaning her house and yard on weekends and plays on a travel soccer team. John also was on the school soccer team. Nafis is the daughter of Melissa and David Nafis and was an award winner in the school science fair. Ashley also participated in the state science fair and plays Southington travel soccer. She is in the student council and was part of the ski club.

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Library Briefs Memoir workshops Southington Public Library will host a workshop, “Writing Your Story,” for memoir and personal essays with Patricia D’Ascoli. The eight-week workshop ends June 12. Participants will share their writing with others and learn good writing techniques to make their work interesting and enjoyable. This workshop is ideal for beginners who wish to get started writing their stories for the first time. It is also geared to those who have already done some memoir writing and are ready to share and further shape their work. Participants will read from their work each week, with the objective of receiving feedback in a constructive and sup-


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Bariatric surgery Southington Library and MidState Medical Ask the Doc series presents “Bariatric Surgery: Is it the Key to Unlocking Diabetes?” On Thursday June 21, at 6:30 p.m., at the Southington Library Nicholas Verdura, MD of MidState Medical Group Surgical Specialists will discuss Are you a candidate for bariatric surgery? What are the risks? What are the success rates? “Obesity, in itself, is a major medical risk. But obesity with type 2 diabetes significantly raises the risk of heart attack, stroke, and other major medical problems associated with diabetes. Increasingly, weight loss surgery is being used as a tool to manage type 2 diabetes. One potential benefit

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An old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration and a Star-Spangled Patriotic Salute to the Greatest Generation will be held Tuesday, July 3. The trip includes a show at the Cornerstone Playhouse in Mystic, featur-

ing the music of the 40s with Dick Campo’s Big Band; gaming at Mohegan Sun, plus casino bonus, lunch at casino, shopping at Olde Mistick Village, and snack pack box lunch for the way home. All proceeds will benefit the Father Blanchfield Scholarship Fund at St. Aloysius Church in Plantsville. There will be pickups in Plantsville and Meriden. For more information or reservations call Connie at (860) 628-7717.

Tag sale First Congregational Church of Southington, 37 Main St., will have a tag sale on Saturday, Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Tanglewood trip The First Baptist Church, 581 Meriden Ave., will travel to Tanglewood in Lenox, Mass., the summer home of The Boston Pops, on Saturday, Aug.18. The motor coach will depart from the church parking lot 581 Meriden Ave., at 3 p.m. and return at 11:45 p.m. The first stop will be a complete dinner at the Cork N’ Hearth Restaurant with a choice of grilled salmon, chicken marsala, baked scrod or New York strip steak. The group will continue on to Tanglewood where the Boston Pops Orchestra presents a evening concert honoring the 80th birthday of Laureate Conductor, John Williams. There will be a host of renowned musical


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Vacation Bible school Grace United Methodist Church, 121 Pleasant St., will be hosting a Vacation Bible School, Sunday, to Thursday, June 24 to 28 from 5:15 to 7:45 p.m. The theme this year is “Sky: Where Everything is Possible with God.” Sky is filled with Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, touch and even taste. Children of all ages are welcome and there is a cost per family with dinner being served each night. Call the office at (860) 628-6996 for a registration form.

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Breakfast, Bible, Banter A new Bible study for men will be led by Rev. Ron Brown of First Congregational Church of Southington from 7 to 7:45 a.m. and will continue on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month if there is interest. The group will meet in Memorial Hall at the church for brief Bible study and banter. People should prepare for the first meeting by reading Mark 1:115. No previous bible study experience is necessary. Men of all ages are welcome.

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Georgianna Sherman, 86, beloved mother and grandmother and precious motherin-law, of Southington, died May 25, 2012, at the Summit at Plantsville. She was the wife of the late Arthur Lucius Sherman. She was born July 9, 1925, in New Britain, to the late George and Cora (Mallory) Stephenson, she had been a Southington resident since 1955. Before her retirement, she worked in customer service at New England Dairy and in the Southington

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Southington Animal Rescue, a group that rescues animals from Southington streets, is having a tag sale fundraiser on Saturday, June 9, from 8 a.m. to noon at 991 South Main St. This group relies solely on donations. For more information, call Ginny at (860) 620-0434.

husband, John, of Southington, with whom she made her home; three grandsons, Kenneth Sherman II, Joseph Sherman and Jeffery Sherman; her dear friend, Faith Fabrizio, of Plainville and two sisters-in-law, Dot Stephenson, of Plainville and Nancy Houghton, of Southington. She was predeceased by her twin brother,

School System lunch program. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Grace United Methodist Church and the Red Hatters. She also volunteered at the hospital. She graduated from New Britain High School, class of 1943. She is survived by her son, Kenneth Sherman and wife, Marie, of Bristol; and her daughter, Audrey Vey and


Frank Fordyce Madin, 91, of Plantsville, died May 31, 2012, at home. He was the husband of Constance (Worrall) Madin for 64 years. He was born Sept. 8, 1920, in Winchester, son of the late Frank and Marion (Borden) Madin. He had retired from Emhart Corporation of Berlin after 41 years where he did research and development. He had served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Sally A. Canzanella and husband, Joseph, of Newington, Kate E. Madin, of Plantsville, and her children, Lauren and Evan Clemens. He was predeceased by a brother, Everett Madin and a sister, Dorothy Nash. The funeral and burial was private. DellaVecchia Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Hill. Memorial donations may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church, 121 Pleasant St., Southington, CT 06489. Plantsville Funeral Home has been entrusted with handling the funeral arrangements.

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CitizenOpinion Letters to the Editor

Against turf field at SHS

To the editor: I would like to comment on the article “Council approves turf field, residents in full support.” Upon reading this article, I must say I was shocked. Spending $890,000 on a turf field for a small number of students to play on is, in my opinion, unjustified. I believe that spending this money is unfair to the students in our public school system who do not participate in athletic activities. I am not against student athletics. I think student athletics play an important role in keeping kids active and healthy, involved in

the community, and are a great tool for building teamwork skills. However, giving this much money just for a select group of students is not fair. What about the students who participate in musical activities, community service projects, art, or drama, just to name a few other student activities. It seems to me that if our town is going to spend such a large sum of money on a turf field, cuts will need to be made elsewhere. I would like to know, are teacher or staff jobs going to be cut? Or will new teachers not be hired due to the large sum of money being spent? Further, are our academics as good as they should be? Might the money not be better spent

there? Even if no cuts have to be made, does it seem fair that the athletic department will be the majority beneficiary of this field? I bet that there are many different departments in our public school system that would benefit from $890,000. It seems to me no cost is too much to support athletics. In short, this is too much money to spend just to keep up with the Jones (other towns). I think that money should be equally distributed to different student activities, and if any activity was to be favored, I would choose activities that benefit students trying to help others. Marissa Graziano Southington

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Government Meetings

Monday, June 11 Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 12 Senior citizens commission, Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., 6:30 p.m. Zoning board of appeals, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 13 Board of finance, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 14 Board of police commissioners, Southington Police Department Community Room, 69 Lazy Lane, 6 p.m. Board of education, Old Marion School-

house, 1135 Marion Ave., 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21 Board of fire commissioners, fire headquarters, 310 N. Main St., 6 p.m. Monday, June 25 Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 26 Housing authority, Zdunczyk Terrace, 500 Pleasant St., 7 p.m. Zoning board of appeals, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 28 Board of education, town hall council chambers, 7:30 p.m.

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Electronic waste collection The Town of Southington, along with General Electric and the region’s recycling agency TROC, will host the final regional free electronics waste collection on Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for computers, televisions and other electronic items from households. The electronics collection event for household items (not businesses) will be held at GE Energy’s Industrial Solutions parking lot on 41 Woodford Ave., near the intersection of Route 10 and Route 372 in Plainville. Residents of Plainville, Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, Meriden, Morris, New Britain, Plymouth, Prospect, Southington, Warren, Washington and Wolcott may bring acceptable used electronics listed below to the collection site free of charge. Identification will be required as proof of residency. No items from businesses will be accepted. Maximum vehicle cargo area is limited

to eighty cubic feet. Materials to be accepted: Televisions, VCRs, DVD players, cell phones, computer and computer monitors (CRTs), notebook or laptop computers, computer components and peripherals, CPU (desktop computer), rechargeable batteries, Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS), iPods, PDAs and portable music players. Materials not accepted: Any liquids, copy machines, fax machines, mainframe computers, radios, auto/marine batteries, microwave ovens, smoke detectors, light fixtures, lamps or bulbs, freon-containing items, home alarm system components, air conditioners, thermostats and household appliances, business or industrial material. Information about recycling at these locations can be found on the website, or call the TROC office at (860) 585-0419 or (860) 225-9811.

Dance team fundraiser

A fundraiser for Miss Cindy’s Dance Team, is selling tickets for the Connecticut Sun game at Mohegan Sun Casino on June 10, at 5 p.m. A portion of the tickets will support the dance team as they compete for a national title at Mohegan Sun at the end of June. Dance Team will also be performing at the High Time Show. For more information contact Fionna at (860) 306-2654 or Nicole at (860) 839-0831.

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Southington resident Durocher wins national scholarship

Emily Durocher, a Southington High School senior and member of the Southington High School National Honor Society, has Durocher been named one of 53 state winners in the National Honor Society scholarship from the National Association of Secondary School Principals. A total of 150 state finalists were first chosen from among nearly 6,000 applications. Out of the 150 finalists, 53 state winners

were selected. Each state winner receives a $1,500 college scholarship. “Emily is a delight,” said SHS Principal Dr. Martin Semmel. “She is a fantastic student and role model in our ubilding. She has already achieved a great deal, including being selected for this wonderful honor, and I am confident that this young lady is going places.” In addition, SHS National Honor Society advisor Lillian Kowalchik said, “I was very excited to hear that Emily was rewarded with the state NHS scholarship. Emily has been an invalu-

able member and officer of NHS. Her dedication and commitment proves that she epitomizes what NHS stands for. I cannot think of a more deserving member for this honor.” Participating high school NHS chapters from across the country nominated two senior high members to compete in this year’s program. Finalists were selected on the basis of their leadership skills, participation in service organizations, clubs, and other student groups at school and in the community; and their academic record. As a regional winner,

Durocher is recognized as one of the top 53 NHS members in the nation this school year. “We are proud to recognize Emily for her outstanding achievements and contributions to her school, “said David Cordts, associate director at NHS. “Students nominated for the NHS scholarship not only demonstrate academic excellence, but also extraordinary performance in service, leadership and involvement in student activities as well as strong academic performance. The NHS scholarship acknowledges the impor-

tance of a well-rounded education.” While at SHS, Durocher has been captain of the volleyball and basketball teams, state president of Connecticut Association of National Honor Societies, a member of the school’s orchestra, and various clubs such as Model United Nations, Future Business Leaders of America, and Students Against Destructive Decisions. This fall, she plans to attend Franklin and Marshall College to study neuroscience/pre-med. Submitted by NASSP

Kilburn, Katherine Mala, and Alexa Wrinn, all of Southington; and Michael Twerago, of Plantsville.

forth by the Academy. Standards for selection include academic performance, interest and aptitude, leadership qualities, responsibility, enthusiasm, motivation to learn and improve, attitude and cooperative spirit, dependability, and recommendation from a qualified sponsor. Raymond is the son of Paul and Beata Raymond, of Southington, and grandson of Jean Cappelletti, of Waterbury and Stella Kalita, of New Britain.

School Briefs Recent graduates Kelly Marie Brayfield, of Southington, has graduated from Clemson University with a masters degree in public administration; Rebecca L. Michlin, of Southington, has graduated from Colgate University with a bachelor of Arts in political science peace and conflict studies; Erica L. Burdon, of Plantsville, has graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a bachelors degree in nutrition and dietetics; Adam J. Stone, of Southington, has graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a bachelor of science in human development and family studies; Nicholas R. Greenwood, of Southington, has graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a bachelor of arts in communication studies; Thomas Peloquin, of Southington, has graduated from Merrimack University with a bachelor of science in business administration; Brett Kucharczyk and John Mitchell, both of Southington, have graduated from Assumption College; Amy Barbosa, Matt Kokoska, and Ana Padua, all of Southington, have

graduated from Gateway Community College for nursing; Elizabeth Smith, of Southington, has graduated from Messiah College with a degree in nursing; Joseph DeFrancesco, of Southington, graduated from Marist College with a bachelor of science in information technology; Robert Palko, of Southington, graduated from Marist College with a bachelor of arts degree in English/adolescence education; Danielle Veltri, of Southington, graduated from Marist College with a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry/adolescence education; Victoria Woszczyna, of Southington, graduated from Marist College with a bachelor of science degree in business administration; Chad Bohigian, of Southington, graduated from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences with a doctorate degree in pharmacy.

Dean’s list The following students have made the dean’s list for the second semester of the 2011-12 school year. Coastal Carolina University, Conway, S.C. — Ryan J. Borawski, of Southington. American International College, Springfield, Mass.

— Halina Jez, of Southington. Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, Conn. — Kristin Cianciolo and Erica Matzkevich, both of Plantsville; Julia Bocek, Victoria Deckert, Ryan Klem, Joseph Mauro, Jordan Orfitelli, Kara Pescetelli, John Sokolowski, and Rachel Volpe, all of Southington. Messiah College, Grantham, Penn. — Elizabeth Smith, of Southington. Quinnipiac University, New Haven, — Tyler John Morrell, of Southington. He is the son of Robin and Timothy Morrell. His grandparents live in Plainville. Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven — Aubrey Crispino, of Marion; Anthony Castellano, Ryan Ianni, Nina Landy, Kaitlyn Macri, Karen Mayo, Hayley Nati, all of Plantsville; Alan Adam, Kiara Bonilla, Michelle Cianchetti, Catherine Cota, Andrea Defrancesco, Nicholas Dzioba, Mary Galuska, Cortney Graham, Samantha Jaronko, Jenna Tellerico, all of Southington. Sacred Heart University, Fairfield — Jacquelyn Charamut, Ryan Charamut, Tyler Dube, Rachel

Xavier award recipient James Coleman, of Southington, has been named the recipient of Xavier High School’s Loyalty and Service Award at the 2012 commencement ceremony. Coleman will attend Syracuse University in the fall.

Recognized for excellence The United States Achievement Academy announced June 5, that Matthew Raymond, sixth-grader, from St. Raymond T h o m a s School, has been recognized as a student of excellence in English. He was nominated for this honor by his English teacher, Marie Manchak. The Academy recognizes students upon recommendation of teachers, coaches, counselors, and other qualified sponsors and upon the Standards for Selection set

Middle school honorees

Four Southington middle school students were honored at the 28th annual Connecticut Middle Level Scholar-Leader Banquet on June 4 at the Aqua Turf Club. One boy and one girl are honored at each middle school in Connecticut. Kennedy Middle School students Angelina Zollo and Alexander Statkevich, and DePaolo Middle School students Angela Balaoing and Timothy Cocozza were honored for distinguishing themselves in scholarship and leadership in school and community.

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Thomas Procaccini

Thomas J. Procaccini, 64, of Myrtle Beach, S. C. and formerly of Southington, beloved husband for 43 years of Jan Procaccini, died May 31, 2012. He was born Dec. 17, 1947, in Hartford, son of the late Mario and Adelle Procaccini. He enjoyed living by the ocean, fishing, crabbing,

photography, cooking and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed traveling to Connecticut to visit with his family and loved spending time with his grandchildren. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Kimberly Procaccini and a son, Nicholas Procaccini and his wife, Emily, his two grandchildren, Lacee and Spencer Levesque, all of Southington, who will miss him deeply; two brothers, Jim Procaccini and wife, Arlene and Richard Procaccini and



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wife Aldonna, along with many nieces and nephews who adored him; he will truly be missed by all. Very special thanks to the Murrells Inlet Fire Dept. and the Amedisys Hospice of S. C. for all their help during this difficult time. The funeral was held June 6, 2012, at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington. Burial was at Quinnipiac Cemetery in Southington. Memorial donations may be made to the Amedisys Hospice of South Carolina, 137 Professional Lane, Unit B, Pawley’s Island, S.C. 29585 or MIGCFD, P.O. Box 648, Murrells Inlet, S.C. 29576.

Stanley Raczka Jr. Stanley Edward Raczka Jr., 79, of Southington, died May 26, 2012, at Hartford Hospital. He was born March 14, 1933, and raised in New Britain, he was the son of the late Stanley Edward

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Thomas Buxton Thomas Buxton, 91, of Milldale, died after a long illness June 2, 2012. He was born in England May 13, 1921, to the late John and Elsie (Barker) Buxton, he grew up in the Kensington area and had been a longtime Milldale resident. He served proudly in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II, where his job was to protect the U.S. Borders. He served on the U.S.S.

Machias (PF-53) and received many awards. He retired from the former SNET and was a longtime member of the Faith Living Church. He is survived by his devoted wife of 42 years, Mary Jane (Morey) Pelcher Buxton; his beloved step-son, Steven Pelcher; his nephew, Scott Lunt and his family, of Kensington; his brother-inlaw, Royce Lunt, of Florida; his beloved extended family, the Edgertons, of Plainville; many nieces and nephews and his precious friend, Francis Pacquet. He was predeceased by his first wife, Delphia Busnarda; son, Gregory Buxton; step-son, David Pelcher; sister, Elsie Lunt; and brother-in-law, Robert Morey. Thomas’s family would like to thank Dr. Asciuto and the staffs at the VNA, Franciscan Health Care, Apple Rehab and Masonicare Hospice for their excellent care. The funeral was held June 5, 2012, at the Plantsville Funeral Home, Plantsville. Burial with full military

honors followed in South End Cemetery, Southington. Memorial donations may be

made to the Faith Living Church, 20 Grove St., Plantsville, CT 06489.

SFD needs volunteers The Southington Fire Department is looking for anyone interested in being a volunteer firefighter. An open house will be held on Saturday, June 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Company 5, 72 River St. Interested parties will be able to meet with members of the department and examine gear and equipment. Male and female applicants are welcome and must be at least 18 years old.

Pavilion dedication There will be a dedication of the new Southington Community Pavilion, located at the former Southington DriveIn site, Meriden Waterbury Road, Monday, June 18, at 5 p.m.

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Mark J. Gagne Sr., 59, of Plantsville, died May 31, 2012, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain Campus. He was the husband of Lisa (Kerfoot) Gagne. He was born Aug. 19, 1952, in Meriden and was the son of the late Joseph and Barbara (Carlona) Gagne. He had been employed by Empire Paving of North Haven. Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Mark Gagne Jr., Eric Gagne, Eric Wallace, Abbey Wallace and Megan Wallace, all of Plantsville; a grandson, Logan Gagne; three brothers, William Gagne and his wife, Linda, of Wallingford, Richard Gagne and his wife, Carol, of Meriden and Aaron Andrews and his wife, Anna, of Stratford; three sisters, Nancy Knell and her husband, Chet, of Southington,

Bonnie Gagne, of New York and Irene Gagne, of Meriden; along with several nieces and nephews; and his companion “Max”. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2012, at noon at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home 211 N. Main St. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

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American Legion picnic — The American Legion Post 72 annual picnic for the Legion family and friends will be Saturday, June 9, from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Polish Falcon Nest 307, 33 Knowles Ave. Children under 12 are free and there is a fee for adults. Tickets may be purchased at the Legion lounge or at the Falcon’s lounge. For more information (860) 621-4343. Electronic waste collection — The Town of Southington will host the final regional free electronics waste collection on Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at GE Energy’s Industrial Solutions parking lot on 41 Woodford Ave., Plainville, near the intersection of Route 10 and Route 372. Information about recycling at these locations can be found on the website, or call the TROC office at (860) 585-0419 or (860) 225-9811. Relay for Life — The Southington Relay for Life will be held Friday, June 8, at 4 p.m. until Saturday, June 9, at 4 p.m. at Southington High School track and football field, 720 Pleasant St. SFD open house — The Southington Fire Department will host an open house will be held on Saturday, June 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Company 5, 72 River St. Pet tag sale — Southington Animal Rescue is having a tag sale fundraiser on Saturday, June 9, from 8 a.m. to noon at 991 South Main St. For more information, call Ginny at (860) 620-0434.


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the Connecticut Sun game at Mohegan Sun Casino on June 10, at 5 p.m. A portion of the tickets will support the dance team as they compete for a national nitle at Mohegan Sun at the end of June. For more information contact Fionna at (860) 3062654 or Nicole at (860) 8390831. Children fundraiser — The Eric Thomas Children Fundraiser will take place on Sunday, June 10, at 1 p.m., held at CoCo Keys Water Resort Hotel and Convention Center, 3585 East Main St., Waterbury. To purchase tickets, call (860) 628-8964, or (860) 628-0769.



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Scheidel, who was diagnosed with lung cancer in March. The dinner will be at the Polish Falcons Club, 33 Knowles Ave., on Saturday, June 16, from 5 to 10 p.m. There is a cost to attend and tickets will be available at the door. Children under 12 eat for free. March of Dimes fundraiser — The fifth annual talent show to benefit the March of Dimes hosted by Annalisa Sega, of Southington, will take place Saturday, June 16, at 6 p.m. at Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St.






Bariatric surgery Southington Library and MidState Medical presents “Bariatric Surgery: Is it the Key to Unlocking Diabetes?” on Thursday June 21, at 6:30 p.m., at the Southington Library. For more information about MidState or Verdura visit . Alumni golf tournament — St. Paul Catholic High School, Bristol, will hold its fifth annual Alumni Golf Tournament on Thursday, June 21, at Hawk’s Landing Country Club, 201 Pattonwood Drive. For information about registration or sponsorship, visit the website at, or call (860) 584-0911.



Southington Drive-In — The Southington Drive-In, 935 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, will show Jaws on Saturday, June 23. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the movie begins at sunset. There is a cost to attend.



Savory pasty — A Savory Pasty Demonstration will be held Monday, June 25, at 6 p.m. There is no cost, but registration is necessary. To register, visit the library website at and click on the calendar or contact the reference desk, at (860) 628-0947, ext. 5.



Music on the Green — Free concert series on the Southington Town Green features “Beatles Forever,”

on Wednesday, June 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. Summer reading - Summer Reading program at the Southington Library willkick-off on Wednesday, June 27, and will feature Jester Jim. Call the reference desk for more information at (860) 628-0947.



Student loan — Southington Library will have Attorney Joshua R.I. Cohen to present “Student Loan - Information” on Thursday June 28, at 6:30 p.m. Visit the library website at www.southingtonli- and click on the calendar or contact the reference desk, at (860) 628-0947, ext. 5 to register for this program.



Southington Drive-In — The Southington Drive-In, 935 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, will show The Bad News Bears on Saturday, June 30. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the movie begins at sunset. There is a cost to attend.

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Fathers Day breakfast — Sons of the American Legion will be holding a Father’s Day breakfast on Sunday, June 17, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the American Legion hall, 66 Main St., with steak, eggs, omelets, and more. There is a cost to attend.

Free concert series on the Southington Town Green features “Simply Swing,” on Wednesday, June 20, from 7 to 9 p.m.


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The Southington Citizen Friday, June 8, 2012 The Calendar House, located at 388 Pleasant St., is Southington’s senior center. For more information or to view the newsletter, visit or call the office, (860) 621-3014.

Financial Club The Financial Club will meet at the Calendar House on Wednesday, June 13, at 1 p.m.

The Gallery Angela Orsene, of Cheshire and Maria Bednarz, of Plantsville, will present an art show titled “Impressions in Pastel,” through June 30 at The Gallery at The Orchards, 34 Hobart St. For further information, contact

Computer center The Computer Learning Center’s monthly Wednesday photo club meetings at Calendar House are postponed until the fall.

Trips offered Trips offered include: June 19: Chinatown guided tour and lunch; July 2: Harborfest (tall ships) Boston, Mass.; July to be announced:

Long Island wine country, three days; Aug. 15: Connecticut River Dixieland river cruise; Sept. 19: The Osmond Brothers at Foxwoods; Oct./Nov. to be announced: The Million Dollar Quartet on Broadway, New York City; Dec. 4: Vienna Boys Choir, Symphony Hall, Springfield, Mass. Contact The Calendar House for more information.

Support group for dementia There will be a support group for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia on the second Tuesday of the month, June 12, at 6:30 p.m., at Mulberry Gardens of Southington, 58 Mulberry St. The discussion covers topics including communication techniques, caregiver support, wandering, religion, music, behavior, family dynamics, validation breakthrough and more. For information and registration, contact Marie Terzak, at (860) 276-1020; contact Terzak if attendees would like to arrange free care for a loved one during the group session.

CitizenSeniors Pennsylvania trip planned A trip to Lancaster and Bethlehem, Penn. has been scheduled by the Calendar House to see “Jonah” at the Millenium Theater. Cost includes an overnight stay at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Call (860) 621-3014 for more information.

Medical support users take note People who use oxygen or other medical support that requires electricity should inform the Calendar House staff so a confidential up-todate list can be compiled. This list will only be used in the event of an emergency so that assistance can be offered if necessary.

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Volunteers needed Volunteers are needed to serve as front desk greeter, income tax counselor and bulletin folders. See Bob Verderame for more information.

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Appointments are being scheduled for the energy assistance program. Individuals who heat with oil, propane or kerosene should call their vendors before applying to make sure that the vendor is still participating. If so, then call the calendar house for more information. Certain documentation is required.

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The engagement of Suzanne Dall’Aste and Ryan Nadeau, both of Meriden is announced by the groom-to-be parents, Carl and Vina Nadeau, of Milldale. The bride-to-be parents are Pat and Ed Hollenbeck, of Valrico, Fla. and the late Robert Dall’Aste. The bride-to-be is employed at Bank of America, E. Hartford. The groom-to-be is employed at Midstate Medical Center, Meriden as a cook. An August 2012 wedding is planned at St. Matthew’s Church, Forestville.

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On Saturday, June 16, MidState Medical Center will host a walk at Farmington Canal Linear Park, Cheshire, where internist Walt Kupson will discuss preventing Lyme disease. New participants will receive a hat and pedometer; each walker will receive a water bottle. To register, or for more information, visit or call 1-877-914WALK.

Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave., will have “Dinner with the Doc” on Monday, June 18, from 5 to 7 p.m., for a program on headaches with neurologist Dr. Justin Montanye of Midstate Medical Center. There will be a complimentary dinner during this session. RSVP to (860) 6219559 or visit

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St., will host a holistic fair on Saturday, June 9, from noon to 3 p.m. This free admission event is open to the public with complimentary organic foods, beverages, events, and demonstrations. Vendors include the bookstore and gift shop with Connecticut-made goods, discounted pricing on all books, and chiropractic evaluations with Dr. Carol Grant. There will also be complimentary foot reflexology, massage, health evaluations, demonstrations, wellness product demonstrations, and more.

Clerical help Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave., needs a clerical volunteer who has a head for numbers and filing. Days and hours are flexible. Contact Deb Brown at (860) 3781286. Southington Care Center offers skilled nursing and rehabilitation services and is a not for profit member of Central Connecticut Senior Health Services.

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HOCC recognition

The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s Comprehensive Breast Center, New Britain, was recently recognized by the National Consortium of Breast Centers Inc. as a Certified Quality Breast Center through its National Quality Measures for Breast Center Program. The hospital’s center is one of 18 Certified Quality Breast centers in the United States and the only one in Connecticut. This recognition is indicative of the hospital’s commitment to providing the highest level of quality breast health care to patients in its community and signifies its aim to become a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence. The hospital’s comprehensive breast program is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. It includes two breast navigators and weekly breast conference meetings. Nurse navigators guide patients through the healthcare system from diagnosis through treatment. Among the program’s educational initiatives are survivorship workshops and manuals for patients with breast cancer. For program information, contact Nurse Navigator Bethany Carr, R.N., B.S.N., at (860) 827-0525. The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s Stroke Center also received national recognition from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for providing excellent, timely care that can help reduce damage caused by stroke. In 2007, the hospital joined Get With The Guidelines, which offers a web-based system to regularly measure and evaluate its stroke patients’ treatment. HOCC’s Stroke Center has advanced certifi-

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Susan Marchetti, of Southington, former owner of Susan’s Gourmet, is answering culinary questions from residents. Send Marchetti your queries to her at The Southington Citizen, 11 Crown St., Meriden, CT 06450, or e-mail Please include your full name, town and telephone number in case she needs to reach you. Peppers stuffed with Spanish rice As I was walking through

the produce aisle, I noticed all the pretty colors of the peppers. There were yellow, red, green, orange, and black. They are nice to fry, or with a gas stove like I have, you can roast them on the top burners. You can stuff them with Spanish rice for a change. Start with two or three peppers. Cut into 1/2 inch chunks and put in a frying pan at medium high heat with two tablespoons of canola oil. Add a half onion, finely chopped, then add one teaspoon of chili powder and cook together, and add one teaspoon of cumin, then fry it all together until it’s done. Happy Cooking!

Connecticut Icon The first Connecticut Icon performance for 2012 will be at the Southington 2012 Apple Harvest Festival. Auditions will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Derynoski School, 240 Main St. Audition day will determine the 12 competition finalists, who will then compete on multiple days during the Apple Harvest Festival. Based on audience voting and the judges input, contestants are eliminated until the winner is declared on the last day of the festival. The Connecticut Icon winner will receive $1,000 cash. He or she will also win the opportunity to professionally record at a local recording studio, with the possibility that the recordings will be submitted to several record companies. Winners also receive the chance to sing at various popular local restaurants. For more information call Melissa Ericksen-Salmon at (860) 276-8504 ext. 120, or at . 1248102


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All of the middle school students in town recently enjoyed an inspirational performance from artist Rob Surette, the current Guinness World Record holder for quickest artist. His assembly was designed to encourage the students to make their dreams a reality. Pictured is Surette, back row, with students at DePaolo Middle School.

Library Briefs The Southington Library is located at 255 Main St. For more information or to register for a program, visit the library website at and click on the calendar or contact the reference desk, at (860) 628-0947, ext. 5, or the children’s department, ext. 3. Registration is required for most programs unless otherwise indicated. The library is open Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer Reading Registration is now open for the children’s Summer Reading program at the Southington Library. Southington residents can register their children and gain access to programming. This year’s Summer Reading theme is “Technokids.” The program kick-off will take place on Wednesday, June 27, and will feature Jester Jim. Call the reference desk for

more information at (860) 628-0947.

Adult summer reading Adult residents 18 and older in Southington are invited to participate in the adult summer reading program, “Everything British.” Pick up an “Everything British” entry form at the display by the kiosk. Summer program details with some reading suggestions will begin Monday, June 18. Read a book or listen to an audio book, then record it on the “Everything British” entry form for a chance to be a Lucky Reader. Weekly drawings from completed entries will be on Mondays beginning June 25 to Aug. 27, one entry for each book read, deposit in the “Everything British” entry box each week by Friday before closing. Completed entries will be included in the weekly drawing for one reader who will receive a Southington Chamber Mall

discount card, Bertucci’s discount coupon, and other surprises. At the end of the “Everything British” Summer Reading program, on Monday, Aug. 27, all completed weekly entries will be included in the final “Lucky Reader” drawing for a new ereader.

Savory pasty

A Savory Pasty Demonstration will be held Monday, June 25, at 6 p.m. Register now for this free demonstration. A pasty is a savory turnover originating in Cornwall, England in the 1700s. Lisa Totten, owner of Sixpence Pie Company, 26 N. Main St., will demonstrate her technique to create the savory pasty starting with the crust then adding fillings of meat and vegetables. She will provide a bite size sample of mini pasties for all who register.


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The fifth annual talent show to benefit the March of Dimes hosted by Annalisa Sega, of Southington, will take place Saturday, June 16, at 6 p.m. at Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St. Contestants are needed, contact Sega at (860) 621-0260 or e-mail for a registration form and flyer. Deadline to register is Sunday, June 10.

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, June 8, 2012

Parks and Recreation

The Southington Parks and Recreation Department is located in the town hall at 75 Main St., in the basement. To make reservations, register or for more information,

call the office at (860) 2766219. Program details and mail-in registration forms are also available on the department’s webpage at

Soccer club Southington Soccer Club will hold registration for their 2012 fall (outdoor) youth soccer programs at the

Recreation Park Field House, Maxwell Noble Drive, on the following dates: Monday, June 11, from 6 to 8 p.m.; Thursday, June 14, from 6 to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, June 16, from 9 to 11 a.m. The Developmental Program is open to boys and girls born between Aug. 1, 2004 and July 31, 2006 (ages 7 and 8). The Travel Program is open to boys and girls born between Aug. 1, 1998 and July 31, 2004 (ages 9 to 14). There is a fee to participate and payment is due at the time of registration. A late fee will apply after June 16. Registration will close on July 14. Make checks payable to “SSC.” Visit for more detailed information and a downloadable registration form or email soccerclubofsouthington@gmai

Playground Program on a first-come, first-serve basis. Space is still available in Sessions 2 and 3. This summer program takes place at South End School/Recreation Park, rain or shine, and is open to Southington residents only that will be entering grades one through six in the fall. A parent/legal guardian must complete the registration form in person at the Parks and Recreation office; proof of residency and the child’s birth certificate are required. There is a fee to participate, and payment is due at the time of registration – cash or checks only. Visit the Parks & Recreation Department page at for office hours, further program details and registration requirements, or call (860) 2766219 with any questions.

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bus trips: Tall ships and Fenway Park tour, Saturday, June 30; Newport – “On Your Own,” Saturday, July 21; Whale Watch, Saturday, July 21; Saratoga Race Course, Saturday, Aug. 4; Nantucket, Saturday, Aug. 18; Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays (at Boston), Sunday, Sept. 9 A complete list of 2012 bus trips with details and fees is available on the Parks and Recreation Department’s webpage at

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Wayton tennis tournament The 2012 Wayton Open Tennis Tournament will be held July 20 to 22 and July 27 to 29 at Southington High School. Men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles and women’s doubles will be available divisions. This tournament is open to the public and residents of all areas. Participants must be at least 13 years old. Registration is available online now through July 14 at w w w. w a y t o n o p e n . c o m . There is a fee to participate. Proceeds benefit The Wayton Open Scholarship Fund.

Tennis lessons The Southington Parks and Recreation Department will offer four sessions of in-

structional tennis lessons this summer for Southington residents aged 4 to 18 years. Each session meets Monday through Thursday for two weeks using Fridays as rain dates if necessary. Lessons will be held at the Southington High School tennis courts. A smaller, lightweight racquet will be provided for children ages 4 to 9. Session I will run June 25, 26, 27, 28, July 2, 3, 5 and 6; Session II will run July 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18 and 19; Session III will run July 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31, August 1 and 2; and Session IV will run August 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15 and 16. Class times are as follows: Ages 4 to 6 meet from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; ages 6 (advanced) and 7 meet from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.; ages 8 and 9 meet from 11 a.m. to noon; and ages 1018 meet from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. There is a fee per session. Also offered is “Tennis –


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Summer Hoops basketball program through Southington Youth Basketball are now available online and at the Southington Parks and Recreation office. This program is for Southington youth entering grades 5 through 8 in the fall of 2012. Games will be played on Wednesday nights (rain dates – Thursdays) from 6 to 9 p.m. at Panthorn Park for seven weeks beginning on July 11. Teams will be chosen each week during the program. There will be no tryouts. There is a fee. Forms must be submitted by Wednesday, June 20. Forms and checks (made payable to “S.Y.B.A.”) should be mailed to Southington Youth Basketball, P.O. Box 28, Southington, CT 06489. For more information call the Parks and Recreation office at (860) 276-6219 or visit the department’s webpage at

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Match Play” for high school and middle school students (Southington residents only). These two-week programs are for experienced tennis players to play against each other in an organized setting. The department’s tennis instructor will provide guidance and any explanation in regards to the proper tennis etiquette, sportsmanship and rules. Session dates are the same as those listed above. High school students will play from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and middle school students will play from 9:45 to 11:15 a.m. There is a fee per session. Class sizes are limited. Pre-registration and payment is required. For further information or to register, call the Parks and Recreation office at (860) 276-6219.


The Southington Parks and Recreation Department announces registration for the first session of swim lessons. Lessons are open to Southington children only, ages 5 and up. Registration for Memorial Pool will be held on Monday, June 18, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., in the Parks and Recreation office in the basement of Town Hall, 75 Main St. Registration for Recreation Pool will be held on Wednesday, June 20, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Parks and Recreation office. The child must take swim lessons at the pool for which they have registered. Proof of residency is required. Parents should bring the child’s swim card from last year, if available and the child’s birth certificate if registering for the first time. Classes will begin the following week in the morning. Specific times will be determined at registration; however, all classes will be held between 10 a.m. and noon. There is a cost per child. Sorry, no refunds. Checks should be made payable to “Town of Southington.” Class sizes are limited and registration is on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, call the Southington Parks and Recreation Department at (860) 276-6219. (Note: Beginner classes are only offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; Advanced Beginner classes may be offered either on Monday, Wednesday and Friday or on Tuesday and Thursday; Intermediate, Swimmer and Advanced Swimmer classes are only of-

fered on Tuesday and Thursday.)


The Southington Citizen — Friday, June 8, 2012

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The Southington Drive-In, 935, Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, has released its movie lineup for the 2012 summer season. Movies are shown Saturdays beginning at sunset, gates open at 6 p.m. There is a cost to attend. June 23, Jaws; June 30, The Bad News Bears; July 7, Shrek; July `13, Friday the 13th; July 14, Poltergeist; July 20, Free Willy; July 21, Cars; Aug. 4, Escape To Witch Mountain; Aug. 11, Lady and the Tramp; Aug. 18, The Goonies; Aug. 24, Caddyshack; Aug. 25, The Wizard of Oz; Sept. 1, The Sandlot; Oct. 27, Monster House and Halloween.

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Music on the Green Music on the Green takes place Wednesday evenings over the summer until Aug. 29, Thursday if it rains, on the Southington Town Green from 7 to 9 p.m. Live music and a car show are featured every week for free. The next concert, June 13, will be the band “Cover Story.” Call (860) 276-6219 or visit www. for more information.

American Legion picnic

American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 annual picnic for Legion family and friends will be Saturday, June 9, from 1 to 7 p.m. It will take place at the Polish Falcon Nest 307, 33 Knowles Ave. Sparkles the Clown will be on hand to entertain the children, and there will also be numerous games throughout the day. Children under 12 are free and there is a fee for adults. Early ticket purchase is recommended in order to ensure all children will receive a “goody bag.” Tickets may be purchased at the Legion lounge or at the Falcon’s lounge. For more information, call (860) 621-4343.


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SHS, Amity to meet for softball crown By Paul Rosano Special to The Citizen

Southington starter Jordyn Moquin didn’t overpower the Masuk batters Monday afternoon, she finessed them, and her defense did everything it needed to do to back her up. Moquin pitched a three-hitter with two walks and didn’t strike out anyone. But Masuk never threatened until the seventh inning, and by then the Blue Knights’ bats had taken advantage of every opportunity the Panthers had given them in a 5-1 CIAC Class LL softball semifinal vic-

tory at Frank DeLuca Field. “I’m not a big strikeout pitcher, but a lot of it is defense behind me,” said Moquin, who helped her cause with a two-run double. “I could throw spins and they would get hits and my defense would get them out. We’re really good at playing as a team and working together. Everyone really helps each other out; it’s not always one person dominating.” Moquin retired the first nine batters she faced, five on groundouts and four on fly outs. She walked the leadoff hitter in the fourth, but then set the Panthers down 1-2-3 on three grounders.

Meanwhile, through the fourth, No. 1 seeded Southington (22-2) built a 4-0 lead. In the first, leadoff hitter Nicole Rossitto walked, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt, to third on a fielder’s choice and came home on a passed ball. In the third, the Blue Knights added three more on a run-scoring single by Sydney Ferrante and Moquin’s two-run double. “I felt we did a real good job, offensively, defensively, pitching-wise,” Southington coach John Bores said. “We played very well. We had that one error in the seventh that cost us a run, but other than that I thought we played flawlessly.

“(Moquin) was in control. She was throwing her curve ball and drop curve, fastball - spotting that, too and she’d be the first one to tell you when she’s got so much confidence in the defense that she doesn’t have to strike everybody out.” Southington’s fifth run was a signature play of the game. Rossitto led off the fifth with a double to left-center. She was sacrificed to third by Sarah Carangelo. When Rachel Harvey failed to get a bunt down, Rossitto was caught in a rundown, but left

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Knight 9 knocked out in semis By John Pettit Special to The Citizen

The Southington baseball team lost 15 seniors, including Cincinnati Reds farmhand Sal Romano, from last year’s Class LL runner-up squad. A rebuilding year? Hardly. The 18th-ranked Blue Knights found themselves back in the LL semifinals Tuesday night against No. 6 South Windsor.

Unfortunately, the Bobcats spoiled Southington’s bid to make a return trip to the finals with a 6-5 victory in eight innings at historic Muzzy Field. “We were 3-5 at one point and we had to listen to people tell us that we weren’t good enough and we weren’t going to make the tournament,” Southington coach Charlie Lembo said. “I never believed that. I believed in this team from Day One … All the

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Southington High School’s Cherraine Davis claimed her second straight State Open championship in shot put Monday. The senior’s throw of 45-feet, 11-inches shattered her previous personal-best. Davis also competed in discus at the Open, and finished 10th in the event. See page 38 for more.

hard work they put in, all the hard work our coaching staff put in and just the belief we had in each other, I think that helped a lot. I can’t say I expected us to be here, but I was confident we’d have a chance to be here.” The South Windsor eighth started harmlessly. After two quick outs, Trevor Mirek singled off Southington reliever Craig Frobel. Andrew King followed with an RBI double down the left-field

line to give the ‘Cats the walk-off victory and a spot in Saturday night’s championship game against Shelton. The senior Frobel, who ran into tough luck all season, did an admirable job in relief. He allowed just two runs over 7 1/3 innings to give Southington a chance to chip away. “Craig just stepped up,” Lembo said. “Craig wanted the ball the whole tourna-

ment … We knew we needed someone in the bullpen all tournament. I talked to Craig and he said, ‘I’m fine with it, but I want the ball.’ He’s a competitor.” The Blue Knights’ season ended at 15-9 overall. It also ended at Muzzy, the site of last year’s heartbreaking 3-2 10-inning loss against Newington in the state title game. “It’s a baseball field and it’s a building,” Lembo said. “There are no ghosts here. Last year was last year and this year was this year.” South Windsor hardly looked like a tired team after playing 13 innings in Saturday’s quarterfinal marathon win over Bristol Central. The Bobcats scored four runs on five hits in the bottom the first inning to chase Southington starter Brett Susi. SW’s Derek Pike (sacrifice fly), Mirek (single) and King (double) had RBIs in the opening frame. The Bobcats also scored on a sacrifice fly and a wild pitch. Frobel (2-5) relieved Susi with two outs and a runner on second. He got out of the inning on a backhand play by second baseman Matt DiNello. “I knew we could scratch out a couple runs, and we did,” Lembo said. “We came back and got it tied. Unfortu-

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, June 8, 2012

Blue Knight Notes

Davis repeats as shot put champ; tennis team falls in Round 1 By Nick Carroll The Southington Citizen She did it again. For the second year in a row, Cherraine Davis placed first in shot put at the CIAC State Open track and field meet, held Monday at Veterans’ Stadium in New Britain. The Southington High School senior’s toss of 45-feet, 11-inches outdid her previous best by more than three feet, and her nearest competition by six-plus feet. Davis’ performance in shot put generated all 10 of Southington’s points at the Open. She finished 10th in discus (99-06). Prior to the Open, Davis powered the Lady Blue Knights at the Class LL meet. There, she finished first in shot put (42-01) and second in discus (114-05). Southington rolled up 18 points and landed in 14th place in Class LL. The Blue Knight boys earned four points at the Class LL competition, which was good enough for 25th

place. Southington’s Travis Daly, a junior, finished fifth in shot put with a throw of 4506 to earn a spot in the Open, where he was 16th (44-11.5). SHS coach Matt Shea was pleased with what his athletes – boys and girls – did in the championship meets. “Overall at states we performed how we wanted,” he said. “Travis making State Opens was his goal. The highlight was Kyle Hamel running a 9:43 to make Opens in the two-mile. Cherraine came to win, and that’s her goal from here on out — Win LL, Open and hopefully New England’s. All the rest of our people did well at LL’s. We are very young having only one senior, Allie Vachon, who performed well. Steve Barmore competed in three events, running sub-52 in the quarter, which puts Southington in a great spot. On the girls side, Claire Manente and Chrisy Swol and Nicole Wershoven represented Southington well in the

Southington were Alejandra Gimenez (7-5, 6-2), Courtney Race (7-5, 6-2), Caroline Rodman (6-4, 6-4) and the doubles teams of Andrea Rasimas and Annette Kaminski (4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)) and Jess Topper and Susan Murphy (7-5, 1-6, 7-5). Lady Blue Knight coach Robin Thompson said the clincher was Topper’s and Murphy’s win at No. 2 dou-

Southington third baseman Alyssa Dumphy’s fielding erContinued from page 37 ror. Kyla Cannon singled to fielder Kayla Champagne load the bases, and Rossitto dropped catcher Kayla made an unassisted force at Crisci’s throw to third and second on Champagne’s runRossitto came home. scoring fielder’s choice. Mo“That was a key play to the quin got Brittany DaMota on game,” Bores said. “She did a a come-backer to the mound good job. We practice stuff to end it. like that all the time. I knew if In the final, Southington she could stay in between, plays No. 6 Amity, which beat we’d get a run, and we stole No. 2 Westhill 4-3 in Monday’s one.” second semifinal at DeLuca Masuk’s only run came in Field. the seventh as Victoria The Blue Knights and Schiebe reached on a one-out Spartans (20-4) will meet Frisingle and went to second on day, 7 p.m., at DeLuca Field.




field.” The boys golf team fired a 338 and finished 19th at the CIAC Division I tournament, held Monday at Tall Wood. A modest No. 13 seed, the girls tennis team knocked off No. 20 Conard, 5-2, in the qualifying round of the CIAC Class L state tournament. Chalking up wins for

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The Blue Knights last reached the championship game in 2004 when they defeated Bristol Central 2-1 for their 14th title. “I’m not overconfident,” Bores said about the final. “I’ve said all along I think we’re one of the best teams in the state and I’ll continue to say that. Whoever we play, Westhill or Amity, I have a ton of respect for. They’re two excellent programs with good traditions, but we have a good tradition of our own, too. What I told the kids was, ‘There are two teams left in the state tournament and we’re one of them. Enjoy the moment. Not everyone gets to do this. We can’t assume that it’s going to happen. We’re here.’” No. 4 seed Masuk finished 21-5, and brings back everyone but one player next season. “I’m proud of my group. We wish Southington the best of luck,” Masuk coach Jacqui Sheftz said. “My entire team is back with the exception of one senior. We’ve been in this position for two years now, losing in the semifinals. Hopefully, the third time’s the charm.”

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bles. The duo trailed 0-3 in the third set, but rebounded. Southington went on to lose to No. 4 Newtown, 7-0, in Round 1. The boys volleyball team earned the No. 7 seed in the CIAC Class L state tournament, where it fell to No. 2 Staples, 3-1, in the second round. Southington knocked off No. 10 Simsbury in its tournament opener.





Friday, June 8, 2012 — The Southington Citizen

Youth Sports Baseball Southington North-Majors A’s-Orioles: The A’s Christian Gil pitched a complete game with six strike outs. The A’s offense was led by Owen Bouchard, who had four hits, including two doubles. Gil added three hits, including a three-run home run. Will Barmore pitched well for the Orioles. Angels 18, White Sox 7: The Angels banged out 20 hits and received a solid pitching effort from Andrew Bauer in his first start. Defensive standouts were R.J. Taylor, Ryan Mikosz, John Mikosz and Jake Romano.

Baseball Continued from page 37 nately for us they got a big hit on a hit and run.” The Blue Knights put one run on the scoreboard in the top of the second, although they could have scored more. DiNello led off with a single to right field and, with one out, Jordan Gray walked. Justin Rose later walked to load the bases with two outs. Dave Palladino’s grounder to short was booted, allowing DiNello to score to make the score 4-1. Ted Shaw followed with a screaming grounder down the first-base line, but South Windsor’s Rob Linnell made a diving stab and stepped on

Pirates 8, Marlins 3: Vinny Viturale threw five strong innings for the Pirates and Andrew Lohneiss picked up the save. Tim Jagos recorded his first Major League hit, and scored a run. Dillon Prive had two hits. Coby Chambrello, Michael Jagos, Eli Jordan and Viturale contributed one hit apiece. Second baseman Michael Jagos made a nice catch in shallow center field. Zach Parent pitched well for four innings, J.J. Shalinga singled and scored a run and Drew Downey also scored for the Marlins. Dodgers 7, Braves 5: The Dodgers came out swinging the base for the final out. Southington went right back to work in its third. Matt Sirois starting things with a booming double to deep left field and eventually scored on DiNello’s groundout to second base to cut the Knights’ deficit in half, 4-2. South Windsor answered in the bottom of the third inning. Mike DeGrandi doubled, moved to second on a wild pitch and scored on a throwing error on a double steal. Sirois pulled Southington

against the Braves. Jack Meade, Nick Borkowski, Noah Tedeschi and Aaron Mallet each had two hits, Zach Domian added a triple, and Connor Williams and Mike Balaoing had one hit apiece.

Mallet battled on the mound, giving up just two runs in four innings to earn the win. Orioles 10, White Sox 4: Jeremy Spooner pitched well for the Orioles, who got key hits from Garrett Susi, Gavin

The Southington Soccer Club’s U-11 girls team won the QVIT Cheshire Tournament Memorial Day weekend. The local squad went undefeated, and topped Guilford, 2-0, in the finals. The tournament champs are pictured, from left: Ally, Megan, Carolyn, Kelly, Celia, Jenna, Olivia, Alijah, Ashley, Amanda, Isabella and Brooke. The team is coached by Walt Swanson.

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within 5-3 with an RBI single in the fourth. In the bottom half of the frame, the Knights wiggled out of a jam by turning a double play that started with Shaw at shortstop to end the inning. Southington caught a huge break in the bottom of the fifth. South Windsor had a runner on second with no outs. Pike flew out to center, DeGrandi tagged up and advanced to third, but was called out for leaving too early. Tyler Romano followed

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field. Neither team scored again until King came through in the eighth. “Andrew King has just been unbelievable in this whole tournament,� said South Windsor coach Jim Abbott, whose team improved to 19-5 overall. “(South Windsor) could have folded when we tied it up, being up four,� Lembo said. “They could have gotten down, but they didn’t. They kept playing hard. That’s what you expect when you get to the semifinals of the state tournament.� Lembo, who is in his second year as Southington head coach, embraced each

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YMCA Briefs Eight-week fitness program Eight Weeks to a Better You is a free fitness program offered by the Southington Community YMCA through collaboration with the Southington Health Department. Participants must be a Southington resident and 18 years or older. This program is open to non-YMCA members. Female participants have the option of using the Southington YMCA’s Women’s Health and Wellness Center during this program. Participants will be guided through a fitness consultation and equipment orientation by certified staff and progress will be charted. The program runs from June 25 to Aug. 17, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Babysitting service is available for a fee. Registration begins at 8 a.m., on Saturday, June 9, and must be made in person at the Southington Community YMCA Membership Services Desk. Enrollment in this program is limited to one session per participant. Space is limited. For more information call (860) 628-5597.

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XLT, Automatic Stock# 12-642A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy (203) 818-3300

FORD FOCUS 2001 $3,288 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $988 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106


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The Southington Citizen — Friday, June 8, 2012 AUTOMOBILES



BUICK Century 2004 Silver, Excellent Condition. Automatic. 52,490 miles. $7,000 (203) 284-9430

Can be found Every Day At STEPHEN TOYOTA 1-800-479-0843 or

FORD Taurus SEL 2005 Automatic with Overdrive $6,994 Stock# C7432A (203) 237-5561

BUYING JUNK CARS Motorcycles, Scrap Metal, etc. Free Pick-Up Call Warren Pope (203) 537-5392 CHEVY Lumina 1998 Runs good. Cold AC, Blue/Blue Cloth. Good Tires. Asking $1400. (203) 213-9199

F o r d M us t a ng 2 0 0 2 3.8 L, V6, Automatic Stock #P8879A (203) 630-0088

ATTIC & BASEMENTS CLEANED GARY Wodatch Demolition Svs Sheds, pools, decks, garages. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430


Your Job is Your Credit

Hyundai Veracruz 2011 AWD, 4 Door, GLS, Automatic Stock# 12-196A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy (203) 818-3300

REPAIRS Large or Small. Stairs, railing, interior, exterior, entry door & window replacement done by owner. Also provide addition, finish bsmnt, decks & complete home improvements. Free est. 203-238-1449 #578107

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


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

EL GUAPO’S JUNK REMOVAL IS FANTASTICO! Attics, Basements, Junk Removal. 203-440-0239 or 860-324-0874


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

Over 25 years experience. Call today for free estimates. Call 203-440-3535 Ct. Reg. #578887 $1000 OFF Contracts Signed in June (203) 284-0137 Reg #558927

FORD TAURUS LX 2001 $3,488 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $988 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

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


C&M CONSTRUCTION *THE DECK SPECIALIST* 10% OFF 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488

J A G U A R X -T Y P E 2 0 0 4 MUST SEE! 4 Door Sedan, Automatic 3.0L Stock #126660A (203) 630-0088


HYUNDAI SONATA 2000 $2,788 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

CUSTOM DECKS for your family Also do Roofing, Siding & Gutters Accepting all credit cards CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

Your Job is Your Credit

ALL PRO ELECTRICAL SERVICES Electrical installation & repair. No job too small. Fully Lic & insured. Call 860-345-4545.

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



H ON D A A C C O R D 2 0 0 0 4 Speed, Automatic, Stock #121171A (203) 630-0088


Your Job is Your Credit

Hyundai Sonata 2009 4 Door Sedan, V6, Auto, SE Stock# 12-945A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy (203) 818-3300

JEEP CHEROKEE Tsi 1998 $2,788 4 WD, Auto, Alloys All Power 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! (203) 269-1106

Pay for your RecordJournal Marketplace ad with your credit card. For your convenience we accept MasterCard, Visa, Discove r & American Express. Just call (203) 238-1953 to place your Marketplace ad and have your credit card # ready for the advisor.

GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 cell 860-558-5430

JM Lawncare Lawn Mowing, Trimming, mulching, planting, Junk Removal and much more. Call for free est 860-796-8168


4 Door Sedan, GLS, Automatic Stock# P4067 Call Nick The Hyundai Guy (203) 818-3300

LANDSCAPING BILL RUDOLPH LANDSCAPING Landscape Design & Renovations, Retaining Walls, Walkways, Patios, Drainage & Backhoe Work. In Business 40 Yrs. Free Est, Reasonable Rates. Lic #563661. Call 203-237-9577.


Hyundai Elantra 2010

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


JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Top Quality Work. Full Lawn Maintenance. Free estimates today! Licensed & insured. 203-213-6528 Reg #616311

MOWING RICK’S AFFORDABLE CleanUps, Mulch, Brush, Pricker & Small Tree Removal. Trim Hedges. Clean Gutters & Powerwash. Top Soil/Seed . 203-530-4447

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


DO NOT Freeze this WINTER! Call Duane Plumbing, heating & cooling. Annual furnace & boiler tune-ups & cleanings. Quality work. Major credit cards. Low rates. Call 203379-8944 #400335-S1


JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We remove Furniture, Appliances, And Entire contents of: Homes*Sheds* Estates* Attics, Basements *Garages, & more. **Spring Yard Clean-ups.** Call for a Free Estimate 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

Pete In The Pickup Junk Removal No Job too Big/Small We Do it All 203-886-5110


ALBERTS HOME REPAIRS Remodeling, Windows, Doors, Siding, Decks, Floors Lic & ins #623837 203-592-1148

HOUSE CLEANING CLEANING And professional organizing. Affordable rates and references. Mary Ann (203) 639-7297


TREE PROBLEMS? Broken limbs, hangers, we specialize in difficult takedowns. Professional climbers, Fully licensed & Ins. Call for your free quote. Ask for Jimmy. Accelerated Landscaping, Inc. Celebrating our 25th Yr in business. Veteran & Senior discounts. Calll 860-982-4819. WE WEED GARDENS NORM THE GARDENER (203) 265-1460

IF YOU MENTION THIS AD SPRING YARD CLEAN-UPS Brush, Branches, Leaves, winter mess...Make your yard shine!!

**JUNK REMOVAL** Appl’s, Furniture, Junk, Debris, etc WE CAN REMOVE ANYTHING Entire house to 1 item removed! CALL FOR FREE ESTIMATES 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

EL GUAPO’S JUNK REMOVAL IS FANTASTICO! Attics, Basements, Junk Removal. 203-440-0239 or 860-324-0874

PROFESSIONAL Landscaping Service. We provide landscape design, planting, hedge trimming, mowing, clean ups & more. #0619909. 203-715-2301

You”ll like the low cost of a Marketplace ad.

YARD Clean Ups Mowing, hedge trimming, brush, shrub & tree removal. Dump Runs. Junk Removal. Don 203-235-1318

LAWN & GARDEN J&J Lawn Services- Res & Comm. Lawn cutting. Spring & fall cleanup. Weekly or bi-weekly svs. Neighborhood discounts given. Shrub clipping & flower bed maint. Owner operated. Fully ins. Call John 203-376-6764 ROTOTILLING Garden Bill with Troy Bilt. No garden too small. (203) 294-1160


Friday, June 8, 2012— The Southington Citizen AUTOMOBILES

MASONRY JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 27 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498 LENA’S MASONRY Family tradition, Over 25 yrs experience. Walkways, stone walls, veneer, brick, concrete, stucco & repairs. Free estimates. Lic. & ins. CT #600890 (203) 732-4544 MARIO’S Masonry. All types of masonry and repair work. No job too small. Over 20 years exp. Fully lic & ins. 0614297. 203-565-5904 or 203-271-7917 PAUL’S MASONRY New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplaceS. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281



Gonzalez Construction

PLUMBING & HEAT Family owned small co. Clean, Professional. Call-Frontline Plumbing & FireSprinks llc.203-213-0691


Edwin Cordero PAINTING Int/Ext. Local, Established, Reliable Craftsman. Call (203) 537-2411 CT#614827 PAINTING INTERIOR/ EXTERIOR Wallpaper Removal. Low rates! CT Reg. #562908 Peter Lilienthal 203-630-9190


With Nav As Low As $59 per Week Stock# T4063 Call Nick The Hyundai Guy (203) 818-3300


ROOFING, SIDING WINDOWS AND MORE Free Estimates/Fully Insured Reg #604200/Member BBB 860-645-8899

Let Us Give You A Fresh Start

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

Call Dennis 203-630-0008

Toyota Rav 4 2008

Nissan Maxima SV 2009

ROOFING, SIDING WINDOWS AND MORE Free Estimates/Fully Insured Reg #604200/Member BBB 860-645-8899 PROFESSIONAL ROOFER New Roofs, Re-roofs, Tear-offs.

203-269-3559 CT#565514 FREE Gutter Cleaning w/exterior housewash. Add deck, patio, walkways, walls, windows and receive 10% OFF! 15% off senior discount. Lic 0619909. 203-715-2301

POWER WASHING Is Spring Cleaning On the outside. FREE ESTIMATES. #569127 Call Kevin 203-440-3279 POWERWASHING Houses, decks, fences. Local co., satisfaction guar. Insured. Olsen Oil & Power Washing 203-272-2699

With Nav & Sport Package As Low As $65 per Week Stock# 12-961A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy (203) 818-3300

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

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

USED CAR SALE M e r c e de s - B e n z 2 0 0 1

91’ C hevy S-10 PU

E-Class E320 4 Matic

1 OWNER 76K $2,995

4 Door, 5 Speed A/T ROOF CLEANING Remove unwanted fungus, algae streaks, moss from your homes roof today. FULLY LIC’D & INS CT#0619909. 203-715-2301



Dry farm screened topsoil.

Stock #130002A (203) 630-0088 WE REPAIR AND SERVICE ALL MAKES AND MODELS. Over 50 Years Experience

203-269-0135 TREE SERVICES

94’ Ford Station Wagon $1,995

NISSAN Rogue 2009 Automatic, Low Miles $15,994 Stock# C7311 (203) 237-5561


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


ROOFING, Siding, Decks, Gutters Lifetime Warranties Available Accepting all credit cards. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084


Gonzalez Construction

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

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


joe@ Fully license/insured. Reg #HIC577319


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


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

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



01 Ford Taurus 4 Door $2,995

Go Kart With Extra Tires $595

G.T. Tire

IN BUSINESS 31 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775

$1000 OFF Contracts Signed in June (203) 284-0137 Reg #558927

Limited, Automatic $17,994 Stock# C7316 (203) 237-5561



ASPHALT Repair & Seal Coating Comm & Res Properties Patching driveways, crack filling, grading, drainage, line painting, excavation. Lic 0619909. 203-715-2301

SATURN S SERIES SL1 2002 $3,088 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $788 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106 Fully Lic & Ins Reg #577319

A-1 Quality Powerwashing HOT WATER, LOW RATES


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

Nissan Altima SL 2009


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

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

PAUL’S MASONRY New & Repairs. Stone walls, arches, chimneys, sidewalks, fireplaces. Free est. #614863. 203-706-9281



FORD Mustang 2004 Convertible 40th Anniversary Model Silver, 6 Cylinder, Auto. 34.5K. Garaged. Excellent condition. Call between 10am and 9pm. (203) 238-7225


155 Colony St. Meriden, CT Mon-Thur 7am-3:30pm Fri. 7am-2pm

NEW England Tree Service LLC, fully licensed & insured. Top quality work, 24 hr storm service. Refs avail. Free est. CT Reg 570899. Call (203) 699-TREE PRICKER REMOVAL RICK’S AFFORDABLE Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or too small. 11 yrs exp. 203-530-4447 TREE PROBLEMS? Broken limbs, hangers, we specialize in difficult takedowns. Professional climbers, Fully licensed & Ins. Call for your free quote. Ask for Jimmy. Accelerated Landscaping, Inc. Celebrating our 25th Yr in business. Veteran & Senior discounts. Calll 860-982-4819. YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Registered. Insured. 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159

M er c u r y G r an d M a r q u i s VO L K S W A G EN Je t t a 2 00 3

8 Cylinder, 4 Speed Automatic Stock #120393A (203) 630-0088

PONTIAC VIBE 2005 Your Job is Your Credit

4 Door, HB Stock# 12-557A Call Nick The Hyundai Guy (203) 818-3300

Sunroof, Leather, Auto, Alloys Stock #6020A (203) 630-0088 WE REPAIR AND SERVICE ALL MAKES AND MODELS. Over 50 Years Experience


The Southington Citizen — Friday, June 8, 2012 TRUCKS & VANS



BEDROOM SET - Queen bed, dresser, armoire, nightstand. Oak. $100 (860) 628-8656

FINANCE Buy Here Pay Here Financing! Down pymts as low as $588 plus tax & reg, low weekly pymts, no finance charge, or credit check cars under $3000. Call 203-5305905, Cheap Auto Rental LLC. FORD F150, 1994, 4x4, red, 132,000 miles, very clean. $2000 or best offer. Call (203) 715-0298 or 203-630-0863 SUBARU Outback LTD 2003 Excellent! $5,900 NISSAN Maxim 2000 Loaded, Excellent. $3,450 (203) 213-1142


VO L K S W A G EN Je t t a 2 0 03

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2008 Extended Cab Pickup 4x4 8 Cylinder $20,794 Stock# C7358 (203) 237-5561

COUCH & Club ChairBeige/cream floral, sz 77"w x 34" h. Good condition, clean, comfortable. No delivery. $100. 860-628-8656

GMC Yukon Denali XL 2009 8 Cylinder, Automatic. $39,994 Stock# C7273 (203) 237-5561

19 ' Chaparral 198 F OPN 1987 Open water. Blue/White Mercruises Engine $2750.00 Comes with 1988 shore trailer model 2900 Please call Dan 203-265-4674 CANOE, Old Town Camper, 16’, cane seats, very good condition. $550. (203) 235-6055

DINING Room set, table with 2 17” leaves with all pads, 6 high back cushion chairs. 2 piece hutch with hideaway bar. Solid dark oak. Beautiful condition. $1500. Steve 203-284-8292 GOING To College? Futon, coffee table, 2 end tables, desk & lamp. $300. 203-631-7202

LIVING Room set, 2 couches & recliner. Paid $1000, asking $480. Good cond, olive color. 203-440-9577 or 203-427-1392 before 12:30pm or after 7pm.

CHEVY G3500 2002 Cargo Van 8-cyl. White, shelving and ladder rack. 108000 mi, Runs great! $2800 860-794-5670 JET SKI 1999 Seadoo GSX Limited Red and black 951CC. Comes complete with new Karavan trailer. $3000 or best offer. Call 203 715-6489 Leave Message

SUV’S Your Job is Your Credit

Hyundai Santa Fe 2009 AWD, LTD, Automatic Stock# P4060 Call Nick The Hyundai Guy (203) 818-3300

PETS & LIVESTOCK AKC LABRADOR Retriever Puppies. 8 weeks old. Black. Male and Female. Raised w/children. $500. Ready now. Craig 203 631-9386

CADILLAC SRX 2004 SUV, 4 Door, Automatic Stock# 5567A $17,995

(203) 235-1686

BULLDOGS, Yorkie, Yorkie-Poo, Schnoodles, Chihuahua, Poodles, Boxers, Puggle, German Shepherd, Shih Tzu & mixed breeds. $250+. 860-930-4001 GERMAN Shepherd & Husky Mix Puppies! $550 Call for info 203-915-7950

VOLVO S60 2005 2.5T Automatic $9,993 Stock# C7468 (203) 237-5561

Chevrolet Equinox 2010 SUV, Automatic, AWD Stock# 5634A $27,995

(203) 235-1686

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

RAP A PONY Summer program begins Mon July 2, 9am-12 noon. Lessons every day MonThurs. Fun & safety with horses. We cater to beginners. $150. Call ASAP 203-265-3596

SWIVEL RECLINER Light tan leather - $10.00 (203) 265-1247

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 100 Famous art reproductions $25 203-599-5176 2 Hexagon Walnut End Tables With Doors. $75. (203) 235-4734 3 Piece Pyrex Mixing bowls New Condition. $6. (203) 605-6398 5 PIECES of Beech Maple Tree, 18”D by 18”L, $100 or best offer. 203-460-7629 wlfd AIR CONDITIONER 5000 BTU. One year old. Like new. $60 (203) 639-1248 COFFEE Table & End Table, Glass and Black Metal. $65. Call 203-634-8297 COFFEE TABLE Fifts Upright two small end tables $30. 203 440 2046 COFFEE/End Tables Cherry. All Wood. $99. 203-317-9639 COMPUTER DESK $20. 41L x 20W x 65H Good Condition. (860) 621-1799 CORDLESS DRILL 18V, 2 Batteries, Charger $30. 203-265-5321 CRIB Baby Italia Pkt Fence Maple Convertible w/Drawer. $80 (203) 284-8574


CROSSBOW by Weider $100/Best offer. 860-919-7206

It's all here! Apply Now 1-866-879-1616 Must be 18 years of age and a US Citizen w/proof of residence. Minimum down payments may vary. Must meet income requirements. Subject to change without notice.

PANASONIC WINDOW AC 7800 BTU Runs well. $60 (203) 238-3250 ROUTER TABLE NEW! $30 (203) 265-5321

HITCHCOCK China buffet, cherry, 54”Hx16”Dx42”W. Exc. cond., $1200 or best offer. Twin size sofa bed, good cond, $50. Wallingford (978) 562-5448

Sunroof, Leather, Auto, Alloys Stock #6020A (203) 630-0088


Marketplace Ads (203) 238-1953

AUTOMOBILES WANTED CASH for your Toyota, Honda or Nissan. Any Condition! Running or not! Will consider other makes & models, motorcycles, ATV’s, etc. 203-600-4431


VALLEY Horse Trailer 16’ Stock. $1500. Excellent shape. Starcraft Camper 27’. Sleeps 6. Excellent Shape-$5,500. Treadmill for sale - Excellent Shape $100. (860) 276-9157

Summer Programs & Lessons Rosehaven Stables, LLC Meriden 203-238-1600


Cindy’s Unique Shop CONSIGNMENT 32 North Colony St., Wallingford (203) 269-9341 Two levels, 1800 SF of Consigned Home decor & Furnishings 30 Day Layaways Available $5 Off a purchase of $25 or more $10 off a purchase of $100 or more Check us out on Facebook Ample Free Parking in Our Lot Free Gift w/$15 or more purchase Mon-Fri 9:30-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4

ELLIPTICAL Good Condition $25. (203)265-1247 GARAGE DOOR OPENER 2 Remotes & 1 Push Button $60. 203-265-5321. GONE WITH THE WIND POSTER 1976, Framed, $65. Call 203-599-5176 GUITAR Electric, Very good condition. $80. Call 203 600-7305 HAYWARD Pool Pump and Filter For above ground pool. $50 (203) 238-3250 HUGE Chenille Crocheted Afghan $25. Call 203-2657186 LEXMARK 125 printer $25 Call 860-704-8119 aft 5 pm

SMART CYCLE - Fisher Price 3 Games. Good Condition $75 Firm. 203 440 2046 SOCCER/HOCKEY GOAL Good Condition $25. (860) 712-8717 SOLID PINE Coffee Table $20. Call 203-2657186 TEK NEK Ride On Nursery Rhyme Bus. $20. 203-269-5077 THE BOOK OF ROCK Large Coffee Table Book $30. 203-599-5176 TIRES (4): P225/60R16, $100 203-265-5321 TROYBILT Riding Lawn Mower Needs work. $100 or best offer (203) 238-9394 TURTLE Sand Box or Kidde Pool Clean, $15. 860-682-4435 TVS color, 26/20/13” w/remotes. Good working cond. $33ea. 203-265-0031 WASHING MACHINE $95 Call (203) 235-4592 after 5:00


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

203-238-3499 2ND GENERATION Buys Napier Jewelry, Sterling, Old Lamps & Lamp Parts, Old Dolls, Collectibles, Dep Glass. One Item to Entire Estate. 203 639-1002 ALWAYS BUYING CASH PAID Vintage Electronics, Amps, Musical Instruments, Guitars, Radios, Ham Equipment, CB, HiFi, Audio Equipment. 860-707-9350

Always Buying, Old, used and antique handtools. Carpentry, Machinist, Engraving and Workbench tools. If you have old or used tools that are no longer being used, call with confidence. Fair & friendly offers made in your home. Please call Cory 860-322-4367

CASH For WWII Military Items


CLOTHING BRIDAL Gown - Like new. Preserved. White. Sequins, Long train. Sequins on veil. Size 4-6, petite 4/11. $400. Call 352-552-0308


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

203-235-8431 PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION CLASS Required for CT applicants. $100. Call 203-415-1144



Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome

Piano Lessons


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

HOUSES FOR RENT MERIDEN. 2 BR homes available starting at $1200/mo. Sec & refs req. Call Ray at Remax Professionals 203-238-1977


ABOVE GROUND Automatic Pool Cleaner fo 24’ Pool. $20. Call (203) 238-4023

NEW 24’ Round Extra Heavy Solar Pool Cover. $40. Call (203) 238-4023 POOL Accessories, filter, vacuum, ladder, skimmer, chemicals and toys. Good condition. $300. 860-306-9156

SO. MERIDEN-VILLAGE VIEW. 2 BR, 1 1/2 bath Townhouse, hdwd flrs, granite, quiet neighborhood. $1450/ mo. Avail July. 1 mo rent plus security. Credit check. Owner/ agent. Call Josh 203-996-1719.


Flanders West Apts Southington


$$$ CA$H $$$ Estate sale service. Costume Jewelry, Antiques, paintings, Meriden-made items, toys, lamps. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025

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


Friday, June 8, 2012— The Southington Citizen APARTMENTS FOR RENT MER. Furnished Apts. East Side Incl Heat, HW, Elec. 1 BR, 1st Fl, $845/mo+sec. 1BR, 2nd Fl $801 /mo+sec. 203-630-3823 12pm8pm or MERIDEN - 2 BR, New appliances. Hardwood floors. Off st parking. No smoking/pets. Heat & HW included. $850/mo. (203) 444-5722 MERIDEN -Studio, 1 & 2 BR apts. $750-$950. Call (203) 376-2160 or (203) 213-6175 MERIDEN 1 Bdrm., 1 Bath. Near shopping. Safe. 1-yr lease. Near laundry facilities. Pool. Located in Crown Village, on corner of Hall Avenue and Crown Street . Available now. For information contact John at 203-715-9200 or MERIDEN 1 Bedroom 2nd Flr. Newly carpeted br, walkin kit. $750 incl heat, HW & cooking gas. Parking. Small pet OK. 38 Lincoln St. Call 203-516-8060 MERIDEN 1 BR Spacious, secure bldg. Stove and refrig incl. Ample parking. W& D available. No pets. $750 + security. (203) 376-1259

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

2 BR Starting at $800 Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-886-7016 MERIDEN 2 BR, Heat & Hot Water Included. $875 plus security. Good Credit. No pets. Available July 1. Private parking. (203) 715-7818

MERIDEN BRADLEY ESTATES I & II 200 Pratt Street The Waitlist for Bradley Estates I & II 2 BEDROOMS will be closed on May 25, 2012 until further notice, we will not accept Applications for housing for Bradley I & II. Carabetta Management Company 203 237-7400

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MIDDLETOWN. 1st flr, 2 BR, 2 bath, sec & ref. Completely redone. $1100 monthly. Call Ray 203-238-1977, Remax.

WALFD 2 Bed, 2nd FL, Glass Porch, Appliances, WD hookup. Storage. Off st parking. No Pets. Very clean. Dead end st. Owner /Agent. $875. 203-269-7348 WALLINGFORD - 1 & 2 BRs Nice area. Stove & Refrigerator. Off st parking. Modern. No pets. Available June 1. 203-284-2077 or 203-654-6190

MERIDEN- Nice renovated 2 bdrm. No pets. $795. per mo, deposit, credit & references. Please call 203-317-7222 .

MERIDEN Great cape featuring 7 rooms, 3 bedrooms, kitchen, dining room, living room plus full bath, and a half finished basement with a bat gar under all for $149,900 Call for details Sue Farone or Sil Sala 203-265-5618

WALLINGFORD 1 BR apt $750. 2 BR + office $950/mo. Sec req. Off st parking. No utils. No smoking. No pets. Good credit. Call 203-376-8418

WALLINGFORD 1 BR Apts. $665-$800 203-213-6175 or 203-376-2160 WALLINGFORD 2 BR 5 Rooms in Two-Family 2nd Floor, Off Street Parking No Pets. Credit Check $800 + utilities. 203-284-1853 WALLINGFORD 2 BR Townhouse 1.50 baths. Appls. AC. Lg gar w/ laundry rm. WD hookup. Lease, credit, sec. No pets/ smoking. $1400 203 238-2558

WALLINGFORD- $159,900 3br ranch, eastside, eat in kit, updtd furn & hw heater. Call Kathy Thuerling 203-265-5618

WALLINGFORD-1 & 2 BR apts & Townhouses starting at $795. NO PETS. JJ Bennett 203-2657101

CHESHIRE, 380 Dryden Dr. 4 bed., 2 1/2 baths. Great South Cheshire Location. Needs updating, $275,000. Call 203886-8416


WANTED 2 or 3 BR Apartment in Southington or Plainville. Prefer duplex or multi-family. Contact Bruce (860) 747-3307


MERIDEN- West side, 1 BR, 2nd FL. Includes Heat, HW & Elec. Oak Flooring. Very Clean! $860/ mo+sec 203-630-3823 12pm8pm or

MERIDEN 128 Gale Avenue. 2 Family, Highly desirable location, property sold as is. 1520 sq ft, under .5 acre. Each floor has kitchen, bedroom, living room, bathroom. $160,000. 203-710-6661 MERIDEN Mrs. Clean lives here 3BR, 3 Bath east side remod Kit, SS Appls, Possible In-Law, Hdwd Floors. Paver stone patio. Neg. $205,700. Call (203) 639-9600


SOUTHINGTON - 1 1/2 Room Efficiency. Ideal for seniors and all others. Near I-84. $140/wk. Includes Heat & HW, A/C, Appliances. No smoking. Sec dep & refs req. 860-620-0025 SOUTHINGTON 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment in a two family house. Renovated kitchen and bath. New hardwood floors. Pets welcome. Please call Tetyana at (203) 565-6879

MERIDEN. $185,000 Short Sale! Bring the family! Something for everyone. Both levels of this gracious Ranch are sure to please! 3 or 4 bdrms 3 bths. Very spectacular sunroom just off DR, deck, modern kit w/built-ins, C/Air & nice yard w/shed. Call Brian 203-2353300



MERIDEN. 1, 2, 3 BR apts avail. Newly remodeled, off st parking, storage. $700-$925/mo. Call (203) 430-7228 MERIDEN. 2nd flr, 5 rm, 2 BR, sec & refs. $975/ mo. Call owner/agent, 203-238-1977.

The successful candidate must possess a reliable vehicle, good oral and written communication skills, type at least 45wpm, be well organized, and have excellent follow-through skills. Sales experience is preferred, but we are willing to train the right candidate.

AUTOMOTIVE Parts Dismantler needed for full time work. Must be exp’d & have tools. Exc pay & benefits includes med/ dent/ vaca/IRA plan. Call 860301-2330 leave mess

MERIDEN Fully furnished 1 BR Incl heat, electric, hot water, off st parking. On bus & train line. $150/wk + sec. or $550/mo + sec. Susan 203-500-0608


Record-Journal Publishing Company’s Classified Department is seeking an Advertising Sales Representative who is ready to achieve success. Must be highly motivated and goal oriented in a multi-media capacity. In addition to taking classified ads via phone, fax, email and in person, this position also requires contacting local businesses both over the phone and in person for the development of new business. This individual must provide excellent service to our clients selling advertising in our daily and weekly newspapers, specialty publications, and other online products.

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ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Includes Heat, HW, Elec, Kit Priv. East Side. Off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or


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SPRING SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $750/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric included. Private balcony. 1 month free rent. Ask for details. Call for info 203-639-4868

MERIDEN - Garage for Rent $80 per month. 203-554-3377 MERIDEN Furnished Apt with full bath, kitchen, BR/LR Combo. $575/mo. ALSO - 3 Rms at $675/mo. No pets. Lease & sec dep required. (203) 238-9772


MERIDEN. Middletown line, townhouse 2 BR, 1.5 bath, move-in cond, updated kit, DR, fireplace in LR, park like setting, HW flrs, 1 car garage. Al Criscuolo. 203-265-5618

2 Years Experience Needed Clean MVR in last 24 months.

Contact HCM@ 203-634-8427 DRIVER Experienced Reefer Drivers & Independent Contractors needed for Regional Positions. Top of the line equipment and plenty of freight. Call Today! 877-491-1112 or DRIVER WANTED For United Concrete Products CLASS A, Min Experience 5 years. Flatbed Exp, Heavy Hauling Experience, Pipe Experience & Crane Experience- All Plusses. Full time w/benefits. Please email resumes to

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HELP WANTED BOX TRUCK Driver for party & tent setup & delivery, clean DMV & drug test. Apply at Events by Superior, 26 Putnam Place, Cheshire 203-250-6600 DRIVERS. CDL Class “A” Drivers Needed For Local Grocery Hauler Home Daily, 3 yrs Driving Exp w/Clean Record. Please Call: 800-397-1813 FULL TIME working for a company that screens T-shirts. No exp needed. Must be able to stand all today & have good work ethics. Call 203-699-9805 HAVE OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER? Willing to do brain scans or a medication study? (HIC2100,614) Pays up to $400. Call Yale OCD Research Clinic: 203-974-7523 HOUSEKEEPING/LAUNDRY Assistant manager positions. We are seeking highly motivated individuals with a strong work ethic and a sense of urgency when accomplishing tasks at hand. Looking for a long-term career in a leading health care management company with unlimited room for growth? Experience not necessary. We will train on-site in the local area. Fax resume to: 1-800-366-4956 HVAC INSTALLER 10 years min. exp., licensed journeyman only. Looking for a career not a job? Then fax your resume to: 203-237-1514. IF you are looking for a great place to work, an opportunity to earn money and learn a little about insurance, Apply at: Also fax resume to 203-269-9331 ATTN: Tatia Winecoff, Agent State Farm Insurance Wallingford - 203-269-9330 Fluency in English and Spanish are a Plus! Equal Opportunity Employer INSTRUCTOR wanted for busy barn part time/could turn to full time. English beginner/ intermediate, Western/therapeutic exp a plus. Barn chores, schooling horses, Horse shows; Great opportunity at low key fun facility. Please fax your resume to 203-226-7396 Att: Lorinda or Call Lisa at (203) 984-9232 LANDSCAPE Design firm seeks people exp’d in planting, pavers and equipment operation. Min 3 yrs exp. Driver’s lic required. Call (203) 269-0177 LEGRAND/Wiremold in West Hartford, CT has a great opportunity for a 2nd shift Electrician. Qualifications: 6 years of experience, Industrial experience, must be familiar with relay logic, PLC experience is preferred. Must possess and maintain a minimum of a Connecticut E-2 License. Apply online at: or contact 860-263-3293.

Machine Operators Needed! Meriden area/all shifts Machine types -screw, lathe, milling, grinding, CNC

Contact HCM 203-634-8427 OFFICE Assistant-PT Wallingford Data entry, customer service, general office duties. Starting salary $11 then increases. Fax resume to: 203-265-1635 PET Sitting svc. hiring pet lovers for 6am-9pm, flexible & weekend hrs. Earn $13+ caring for pets. Must have refs, car & exp.

MEDICAL CAREERS Baylor, R.N./ L.P.N. Sat & Sun, 7 am - 7 pm Miller Memorial Community, Meriden's choice for excellence in senior residential Healthcare services, needs experienced nurses to fill weekend Baylor positions; MUST have at least 3 years of experience in a long term care facility; experience with Short Term Rehab is a plus. MMCI offers very competitive wages and benefits. Drug testing and criminal background check required. Applicants must be Connecticut licensed. If you are willing to go the extra mile for your patients and are truly interested in person-centered care, please apply to:

Personnel Manager Miller Memorial Community, Inc. 360 Broad St., Meriden, CT 06450 Fax 203.630.3714 or email: 5 Star Planetree Facility Looking For

Staff Development Coordinator Must be Registered Nurse 32 Hours a week. Staff Development Experience Preferred along with long term care experience. Please include salary requirements when applying E m ai l r es um e to: M ay eranG @ s ou thi n gto nc ar e. o rg FULL Time Position Available for Dental Assistant in busy Wallingford practice. Must have dental assisting experience. Please call 860-347-4540 for information.

HELP WANTED IMMEDIATE Opening Commercial Lawn Mowing. 5 years experience. 860-704-0008 PRECISION SHEET METAL MECHANIC Looking for exp’d Precision Sheet Metal Mechanic. Must have experience in manufacturing and reading blueprints. This is not HVAC. Located in North Haven. (203) 239-6349 PROPERTY APPRAISER Assists the Town Assessor in all phases of the property appraisal function; Applicants must have an A.S. degree in economics, business, finance, real estate or related field plus 3 years of real estate or appraisal experience or an equivalent combination of education and qualifying exp substituting on a year-foryear basis. Must have a valid driver’s license. Salary: $28.33 - $35.57 hourly (salary under negotiation) plus an excellent fringe benefit package. Apply:

Personnel Department Town of Wallingford 45 South Main Street Wallingford, CT 06492 Phone : (203) 294-2080 Fax : (203) 294-2084 The closing date will be that date the 50th application form /resume is received, or June 25, 2012, whichever occurs first. EOE

Home Health Aides Needed for the Meriden area. Must have a Connecticut HHA Certificate or CNA License and your own car. Call Tracy @ 203-281-5500 VNS Inc of So CT PSYCHIATRIST, APRN, LCSW 2-3 day per week position available in a private office and/or LTC setting. Join our Mental Health Group in providing care to our established patients. Contact Collaborative Psychiatric Services 860-517-8557 for immediate consideration


The Orchards at Southington is seeking individuals to fill part time positions. WAITSTAFF Candidates must be organized, have the ability to work in a fast paced, food service environment. Must be available to work between the hours of 11am-7pm, including wknd & holiday coverage. DISHWASHER No experience necessary. Will train the right people. We do Background checks Apply in person: 34 Hobart St Southington, CT 06489 WAREHOUSE. We are in need of a responsible, self motivated person who is proficient with computers and detail oriented. This is a multi tasking position with duties that include picking and packing orders, processing shipments via computerized Fed Ex and UPS systems, loading and unloading trucks and material storage. Must be able to lift up to 60 lbs and work with customer order processing guides and have mechanical lift exp. Send resume to Ray 203-284-0886 YARD JOCKEY Exp with Tractor Trailers.12 Hr shifts. EOE. Call Kevin 203-741-0019 between 10am & 2pm.


The Southington Citizen — Friday, June 8, 2012


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