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Friday, July 1, 2011

Having a ball at graduation By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen

The rain came down, but morale didn’t go with it as 533 Southington High School seniors graduated on June 23. The commencement ceremony was held in the main gymnasium, with satellite feeds being broadcast in the auditorium and the other gymnasium for parents and other guests who could not fit into the main venue. Senior Class President Matthew Macchi started off the ceremony by delivering his speech, “Perfect Sense.” Having held the position of class president since freshman year, he said he dreamt of delivering “the best speech any class president has ever given.” Macchi asked the class to re-visit the year 1993, when most of the students were born. He highlighted certain points, like the national average for gasoline by the gallon was $1.07 and Microsoft introduced its first installment of Windows software. “The emphasis on family was stronger,” he said. “Families still sat down at night to eat dinner and then watch Jeopardy and Wheel of For-

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A beach ball is set loose and goes flying through the crowd of graduates during commencement. tune.” He brought everyone back to the present, where gas is

Class President Matt Macchi gives his speech to the Class of 2011.

pushing $4 a gallon, the first African-American president was elected, and shows like Jersey Shore have taken over in popularity. “Just look at how much times have changed, and we’ve been at the epicenter of it all,” he said. “It’s hard to imagine how, through all of this, we all could have turned out as well as we did.” Valedictorian Kevin Twerago gave the crowd an emotional break when he delivered his speech, drawing lots of laughs with anecdotes and good memories. His speech hit a serious note when he talked about his grandfather and how his death changed his outlook on life. He recalled the last thing

he said to his grandfather as he left the hospital was “see you later.” A few weeks later, he said his family received a call saying he had passed away. “I never did see him later,” Twerago said. He added, “I think the experience shows that we should live our lives in the present. By this, I mean that we should all enjoy the people around us today, and not just assume that they will be there for us tomorrow.” He then asked his classmates to never lose touch with the friends they made with each other while in high school. “These were the people that supported you and made

your life enjoyable for the last four years,” he said. “And that is something you should never take for granted.” While Twerago stressed the importance of keeping

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Bruenn’s ‘Strong’ characteristics make her Teacher of Year By Kimberly Primicerio Special to The Citizen

makes a difference,” she said. Bruenn said she knows she can have a positive influence on her students’ lives. “I’m with them for six hours a day, I have some kind of affect on them,” she said. Principal Linda Lackner said Bruenn is an excellent teacher who ensures that all See Teacher, page 13

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“I had a rough patch in school; I lost my brother, school was on the back burner,” Bruenn said. A teacher in high school asked Bruenn what she wanted to do with her life and Bruenn said she wanted to be a teacher. That one question encouraged Bruenn to go to college and pursue a teaching career. “I can be that person that

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The list of activities Jessica Bruenn does for her fifthgrade class and Strong School is long. She incorporates theater arts into her lessons, invites veterans into the classroom and holds student poetry slams. Bruenn also started the successful running club three years ago as a way to get children active and promote fun physical activities. Her legacy of good work in the Southington schools over the past 10 years has earned her the title Southington Teacher of the Year. Bruenn said she tries to make connections with her students every day. She said she’ll sometimes infuse lessons with football statistics to keep children motivated and interested. Some of her female students are interested in gymnastics; she allows them to showcase their talents in plays and skits. Showing children they’re not just part of Strong School but part of the community is also vital to Bruenn. “I want kids to see the importance of being a part of a community and apply it to everyday life,” she said. To raise money for a disabled veteran, Bruenn and her class sold paper flags for $1 each and ended up with $300.

“They felt like they made an impact,” she said. Heather Bacchus, another fifth grade teacher, who has been teaching at Strong for five years, said Bruenn is a role model for students and teachers. “Students love her, she’s so creative with her lessons,” Bacchus said. “She makes learning worthwhile; she puts a new spin on it.” Bacchus wasn’t surprised that Bruenn had been named Teacher of the Year. She had a feeling all along that Bruenn would be picked. “We are fortunate to have so many outstanding teachers,” said Chris Palmieri, chairman of the selection panel. “It’s a difficult





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Don’t lose touch with high school roots Kevin Twerago Valedictorian Speech

Good afternoon and greetings to all classmates, family members, friends, teachers, and administrators. Welcome to the graduation of Southington High School’s Class of 2011. Before I begin, I would just like to offer my personal congratulations to each and every senior graduating today for the hard work you all put in not only over the last four years, but throughout your entire educational experience. One of the most important

things I learned in high school was to give credit where that credit was due. Thus, I feel it necessary to thank all of those people who helped me get to where I am today. Primarily, thank you to my parents and siblings. My parents are some of the most supportive people you will ever meet, and were always there to help me when I needed it. For instance, I remember my father helping me to apply for a job at Target a few years ago. He brought up the website, and told me all I needed to do was fill out the required informa-


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Valedictorian Kevin Twerago gives his speech to the Class of 2011. tion and submit. I was a little suspicious when I saw Minnesota Timberwolves basketball logos all over the page, but I trusted him and pressed send anyway. I came to find out later that my father brought up the page for the Target Center, where the Timberwolves play their home games, way out in Minnesota. I still do not know how I was going to get there every time I had to work, but fortunately I did not get the job. Also, thank you mom and dad for feeding and clothing me for the past 18 years. I enjoy looking at the pictures of my elementary school years, when my mother had decided to dress me in high socks and short shorts. She really knew what was cool. I additionally offer gratitude to my brother, Mike, and

my sister, Amanda, for never failing to provide humorous comments at my expense. I always enjoy when they tell me, “You’re such a nerd� or “The only reason you are so smart is because you have the other half of my brain.� Furthermore, thank you to all of the teachers and administrators who have educated me throughout high school. I am sure that I speak for most of my fellow graduates when I say that the education you have provided us in the previous four years will be of great importance throughout the rest of our lives. To provide just one example, had it not been for my AP chemistry teacher, Mr. Niro, I would have never known how to stand in front of an audience such as yourselves and tell jokes that aren’t really all

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‘Go your own way’ Kristy Solomon Salutatorian Speech

I’d like to start off today by welcoming Dr. Erardi, Dr. Semmel, Board of Education members, invited guests, all the teachers, parents, relatives, and friends present, and most of all, the Class of 2011. It’s been four years full of hard work, but we’ve all made it and for that, I congratulate you all. Now, having been at multiple graduations before, I completely understand that most of you are sitting in your seats praying I won’t be up here for too long. I will assure you, I plan to be brief and to the point. I understand there is much to say about the Class of 2011, but I want to focus on one theme in particular - our future. Being seniors, I’m sure we’ve all heard at some time in our lives that dreaded question, “What do you want to do with your life?” It’s always scary to hear because many of us have no idea. I don’t plan on standing up

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Salutatorian Kristy Solomon delivers her speech to fellow classmates. here to lecture you with my advice about choosing what you want to do, especially because I’m not even completely sure myself. Like Galileo once said, “You cannot teach people anything. You can only help them discover it within themselves.” There-

fore, it would be senseless for me to stand up here and teach any of you some deep, thought-provoking lessons; I only want to encourage you to find the drive inside of you to create your own path in life. This is the time of our

lives when we have to make our own decisions about the future and truly “go our own way.” It’s now that we realize that no matter how much we want our parents to continue doing everything for us, they can’t. We have to take the memories we have and the lessons learned from high school of the friends we’ve made, the influential teachers we’ve had, the teams we’ve played for, the state championships we should’ve won, and the clubs or groups we’ve dedicated our time to help set us on our paths in life. One of my favorite lines from a song is “they love to tell you stay inside the lines, but something’s better on the other side.” It is from the song “No Such Thing” by John Mayer. I always knew

he was smart. I love this particular line because it speaks to me; he’s saying that no matter how much other people may try to persuade you to do what they want you to do in life, we have to look on the other side of things and realize there’s more to life than living in the shadows of others. We have our own talents, so let’s use them. Just here in this crowd, we have brilliant musicians, division one athletes, engineers, future teachers or professors, even people who can speak multiple languages. It is apparent that our class has a wide variety of abilities, and I encourage you all to consider those when choosing your career path. Don’t do something just because

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friends and family close, Salutatorian Kristy Solomon emphasized a little bit of independence in her speech, entitled “Go Your Own Way.” She quoted several different historical figures and musicians in her speech to illustrate her points, one being Galileo, who said “You cannot teach people anything. You can only help them discover it within themselves.” “I only want to encourage you to find the drive inside of you to creat your own path in life,” Solomon said. “This is the time of our lives when we have to make our own decisions and truly go our own way.” While Solomon, Twerago and Macchi offered up advice, class Essayist Shannen Kizilski tried something different. Instead, she offered a

challenge. “Instead of reminiscing or advising, I suppose I’ll challenge you,” Kizilski said. “Class of 2011, I dare you to become more than anyone ever expected you to be. Take your limitations and throw them out the window.” She challenged the class to “embrace your unattainable dreams” and give them a chance to become reality. “If there’s something you want to do but don’t think you’ll be able to do it,” she said, “just give it a shot and see how far you can get.” Principal Martin Semmel addressed the class at his first commencement for Southington High School, focusing on choices and all that have been made and will be made by the graduating seniors. “Decide in favor of what is correct,” Semmel said. “You will often know what decision you should make, how-

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Southington Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi attended his 35th commencement ceremony, with one of those being as a student himself. He said he has had the privilege of watching thousands of students receive their diploma, and the

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The Apple Harvest Festival Supervisory Committee announced that the Grand Marshall for this year’s Apple Harvest Festival parade, by a unanimous vote, will be Lucy Leach. She is no stranger to the Apple Harvest Festival. She currently serves as the volunteer coordinator for the Festival. Her primary responsibility is to schedule and coordinate all the volun-

teer shifts throughout the two weekends of the Apple Harvest. Aside from attending monthly meetings, she maintains her contacts in order to ensure that every area is properly staffed by the

time of the event. Aside from her involvement mentioned above, Leach is very involved with the Hospital of Central Connecticut at Bradley Memorial. She volunteers in the Spe-

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volunteers at the Southington High School all night graduation party and an annual picnic held in Rocky Hill for Veterans. She resides with her husband Robert in Plantsville.

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On Saturday, June 25, at approximately 9:14 p.m., Southington Police responded to a motor vehicle collision on South End Road, at the Mulberry Street intersection. The investigation revealed that a 1979 Chevrolet KI 0, operated by Edward T. Beach, 18, of Southington, was traveling in a southerly direction, on South End Road, in the southbound lane. A 2009 Kawasaki EX650 motocycle operated by Kevin L. Bumbala, 36, of Southington, was traveling in a northerly direction, on South End Road, in the northbound lane. Bumbala attempted to make a left hand turn, from South End Road onto Mulberry Street, where his vehicle was struck by the Chevrolet truck. Bumbala was transported by paramedics to Waterbury Hospital for severe injuries. Police were subsequently notified that he had died from the injuries. Beach was transported to New Britain General by paramedics for medical treatment. The Southington Police Accident Reconstruction Team was called to the scene to investigate. Anyone with any information is asked to call Officer Brian Leppard at (860) 6210101 at the Southington Police Department.

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Donna D’Avvento poses with her daughter at her Here in Southington, a salon.

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my siblings and I about the nutritional value of certain foods, how he would always make sure we were sitting up straight, and how he always asked if we were working hard in school. I am not quite sure why, but he was someone I always wanted to make proud. A few years ago, my grandfather began to get ill. Over those few years, his health went through some good stretches, and some bad ones. During one of his healthy stretches, I remember going out to Pepe’s Pizza in New Haven with him, along with my parents and sister. We all had fun, and it

was time to bring him to the Veteran’s Affairs hospital. As my family and I departed, I remember saying something along the lines of “see you later.” A few weeks later, my family received a phone call from the hospital that my grandfather had passed away in his sleep. I never did see him later. Now, you may be wondering why I chose to tell a depressing tale at such a happy event that is our graduation from high school. This story of my grandfather has changed my perspective on life, and I feel the lessons it tells are highly beneficial. Primarily, I think the experience shows that we should live our lives in the present. By this I mean that we

should all enjoy the people around us today, and not just assume that they will be there for us tomorrow. I realize that this is a difficult thing to do because accidents are a very rare occurrence, and it is likely that your loved ones will be there tomorrow. But I feel like if we can truly appreciate the people around us and enjoy spending time with those people, we can eliminate the feeling of regret that comes with an unexpected loss. In other words, try to avoid taking anything for granted, especially the unconditional love and support that your family and friends provide for you, because we can never truly be certain of how long that love and support

will be there. I think Gilbert Keith Chesterton puts it best when he says, “When it comes to life, the critical thing is whether you take things for granted, or take them with gratitude.” I believe he is trying to tell us that if we can truly be thankful for the things we have today, then life becomes more enjoyable because we are able to fully recognize and cherish the things that always make us happy. And now my fellow students, as we graduate from high school today, please try to never lose touch with the friends you made here, and contact your family often. These were the people that supported you and made your life enjoyable for the

last four years, and that is something you should never take for granted. Once again, I want to offer my congratulations to Southington High School’s Class of 2011. It has truly been a pleasure becoming acquainted with such an amazing group of people. Thank you for your attention, and enjoy your summer.

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Music on the Green The Music on the Green summer concert series began June 1 and will continue every Wednesday until the end of August. Concerts begin at 7 p.m. Rain date is Thursday. July 6: The Tirebiter Band, hit songs from the ’60s to the ’90s, sponsored by Ali’s Nursery July 13: The Diamond Collection, the Neil Diamond era, sponsored by Richard Chevy July 20: Beatles Forever, Beatles songs of the past, sponsored by Aqua Turf Club July 27: The Sam Vinci Orchestra, popular Italian/American songs, sponsored by the Unico Club of Southington/The Sons of Italy Aug. 3: The Barn Burners, modern country music, sponsored by The Lions Club of Southington Aug. 10: Red Satin, big band and classics, sponsored by The Summit at Plantsville


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John and Laura Ireland, of Southington, announce the engagement of their daughter, Teresa Ireland to Shawn Carey, son of Kevin and Rosanne Carey, of Southington. The bride-to-be graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2009 and has recently completed her master’s degree at the University of Rhode Island, studying college student personnel. She is employed at Cornell University, New York. Her fiancé graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2009 and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at Cornell University, New York.



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Flag Day

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Representatives from Cub Scout Pack 8 and Boy Scout Troops 32 and 45 attend the Southington Elks Flag Day ceremony held on June 12. They learned about the nation’s flag, respect for our country and assisted with the flag retirement process. In back, from left, are Elks Lodge officers, Exalted Ruler Jim Marenzena, Tiler Delmar “Buddy” Irish, Esq. Michael Johnson, Chaplain Mark Pruzin, Esteemed Lecturing Knight Walter Grover, Trustee Dick Harvey, Esteemed Loyal Knight Lisa Raymond; second row, from left, Karter Henriksen Pack 8, Den Leader Ken Henriksen Pack 8, Jonathon Rossi Pack 8, Benjamin Rossi Troop 45, Christopher Descoteaux Troop 45, Mark D’Agostino Troop 32, and Christian D’Agostino Pack 8; first row, from left, Jack Pleva Pack 8, Evan Belcourt Pack 8, Kyle Martin Pack 8, Ken Henriksen Troop 32, Patrick Lajoie Troop 45, and Den Leader Dave Rossi Pack 8.

someone suggests it or someone wants you to do it; do something because it makes you happy and because you’re talented at it. Another lyric from a song I like is by the old school band Relient K, and it says, “Do what will make you happy, do what you feel is right. Only but one thing matters, learn how to live your life.” We’ve all made a name for ourselves here at Southington High, whether it be for playing a sport, being on the successful robotics team, participating in the Drama Club productions, running a club, or simply being ourselves and being proud of it. With the numerous activities and classes one can get involved in here at SHS, it’s difficult to not find one you’re passionate about. Therefore, it’s clear that

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

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the celebrity treatment from D’Avvento personally. “Donna is an artist. She lets you leave the chair happy,” DeLuca said. “She makes sure you’re going to be as satisfied as she is with your look.” “I have a certain manner with all of my clients; we’re all friends,” said Donna. “I don’t have the ‘next in line’ factory feel.” All of her clients come from word of mouth. When someone new comes in, she said they usually stay with her for a long time, as well as bring new clients. “Most people are content with their stylist because they don’t know the difference. They need a reason to come in, and I’m the reason,” D’Avvento said. “Once you come in, you’re a forever client.”

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“Your hairstyle is a part of you,” said Liz DeLuca, one of Donna’s clients. “You want someone who is interested in you personally, and Donna is interested.” While any licensed person can cut hair, D’Avvento said she has that special something to keep customers coming. She spoke about choosing a hair salon as comparing it to a restaurant. “It’s like pizza. Every place has it and they use the same ingredients, but there is always one place that does it best and stands out from the rest. And that’s why you keep going there.” D’Avvento said she is intentionally the only employee because she wants to do everything by herself. “Cut, blow dry, color or makeup; I’m the only one who works,” she said. “I do it myself so I know it gets done right and that I’m the one responsible for it.” When a client comes into the salon, by appointment only, D’Avvento sits down with them to discuss how their hair works, what maintenance level they have, and what they want to change about it. After the cut is done, she makes sure they know how to take care of there hair and what products to use so their hair will look salondone each and every day. “I strive for longevity,” D’Avvento said. “I teach proper product use and how the client can maintain the look on their own. Every client’s hair will look good from the time they leave the salon, until the time they come back into it.” Besides teaching proper product use, D’Avvento also teaches makeup classes to achieve either a daytime look or an evening formal look. Even though D’Avvento is very busy; she still makes it her main focus to be a mother first. “I have to go back and forth

to New York every week to keep up with clients there,” she said. “My daughter comes with me everywhere I go. Being a mom is my first priority.” Going beyond the hair and makeup, Donna also designed her salon. One of the features you will see in Salon D’Avvento, named in honor of her father, is the “Hollywood Wall.” The wall consists of many before and after photos of the makeovers she has done over the years. “My dad would say, ‘Go see my daughter, because after you do, you’ll go straight to Hollywood’,” she said. “So after he passed, I dedicated the wall to him. I feel like everyone should feel like a movie star.” While her clients may feel like a movie star because of how they look, they also get




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Colleen Tangney Southington High School Class of 2011 CONGRATULATIONS

David Garder, Allyson Hoskins & Nicole Hansen CONGRATULATIONS We are so proud of you!

Southington High School Class of 2011 Best of luck to ALL of you.

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David M. Bourgoin, 43, of Bristol, died at his home June 19, 2011. He was born in Southington, on June 27, 1967, and resided in Bristol all his life. He was a 1985 graduate of Bristol Central High School. He presently was a master craftsman with the R.M. Bourgoin Building Company. He is survived by his beloved son, Jacob Maurice

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

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

Music camp for children A music camp for children will be held Monday, Aug. 22 to Friday, Aug. 26, at First Baptist Church of Southington, 581 Meriden Ave. No experience necessary. There is a charge to attend. For information, call (860) 628-8121.

Obituaries David Bourgoin

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Bourgoin, of Bristol; his father, Maurice Bourgoin and Rose Nash, of Farmington; his mother, Diane (Tremblay) Bourgoin, of Bristol; a brother, Richard “Ricky” Bourgoin and his fiancee, Cathy Owens, of Plainville; a sister and brother-in-law, Lucy and Jonathan Harris, of West Hartford; his cherished nephews, Spencer Morin, of West Hartford, and Joshua Bourgoin, of Plainville; his maternal grandmother, Jacqueline Tremblay, of Coaticook, P.Q., Canada; and many other relatives. He was predeceased by a brother, Maurice Bour-

goin Jr.; paternal grandparents, Elisee and Laurette Bourgoin; and his maternal grandfather, Ovila Tremblay. The funeral was held June 25, 2011, at Funk Funeral Home, Bristol, to St. Ann Church, Bristol, for a Mass. Burial followed in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol. Memorial donations may be made to the Jacob M. Bourgoin Educational Fund, c/o Farmington Bank, 282 Scott Swamp Road, Farmington, CT 06032.

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Obituaries Kathryn, Jacob, Collin, and Evan; along with several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Giochino and Alfredo Zarrelli; and two sisters, Candida and Pasqualina Zarrelli. The funeral will be held on July 2, 2011, at 9:45 a.m. from the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., to St. Thomas Church, 99 Bristol St., for a 10:30 a.m. Mass. Calling hours will be on Friday, July 1, 2011, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be at St. Thomas Cemetery.

Alfonso Zarrelli

Alfonso Zarrelli, 86, of Southington, husband of Maria (Cal a n d r a ) Zarrelli, died June 26, 2011, at Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley Campus. He was born Nov. 25, 1924, in Melizzano (BN) Italy, and was the son of the late Cosimo and Maria (Renzi) Zarrelli. Prior to his retirement, he worked at Ideal Forge. He served with the Italian Army during World War II. He was a member of St. Thomas Church. He also enjoyed gardening and winemaking. Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Alfredo Zarrelli and wife, Christine, Maria Calandra and husband, Angelo, and Josephine Feole and husband, Luigi; seven grandchildren, Gabriele Calandra and wife, Carrie, Angela Griffis and husband, George, Alfonso Calandra and companion, Elizabeth, Rino Feole and companion, Dawn, Emilia Crouteau and husband, Brian, Michael Zarrelli, and Amanda Koskoand and husband, Joe; 10 great-grandchildren, Gavin, Connor, Dylan, Kyle, Maggie, Olivia,

Ellinor Archer Ellinor (Lundie) (Colella) Archer, 80, of Southington, died June 14, 2011, at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. She was born in Frankfurt, Germany, on April 25, 1931, and was the daughter of the late Bernhard and Katherine (Behnke) Lundie. She immigrated here in the early 1950s and raised her family in Southington. During that time she was the director of the Southington YMCA nursery school and “Kiddie Camp” as well as working at the Aqua Turf

Club. For many years she resided in Bristol where she worked as a cook at the Ingraham House Retreat Home as well as the Clock and Watch Museum. She was a devoted and active member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Forestville with Christian Outreach and Soup Kitchen. Her hobbies included gardening and cooking. She even hosted her own German cooking show, “Guten Appetit,” on CPTV. Besides her husband, William Archer, she is survived by her two sons, Michael and his wife, Cindy Colella, of Southington, Daniel and his wife Victoria Colella, of Chapel Hill, N.C.; her daughter, Debbie and her husband, Jeffrey Deprey, of Southington; nine grandchildren, Shannon, Michael and his wife, Sarah, Sarah, Daryl, Desiree, Henry, George, Ellinor and Caroline. She was predeceased by two sons, Richard Colella and Hans Peter Colella. A memorial service was held June 18, 2011, at Asbury

United Methodist Church, Forestville. Burial was private and at the convenience of the family. DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, assisted with arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the ALS Association Connecticut Chapter, 4 Oxford Road Unit D4, Milford, CT 06460.

Ronald DeJohn Ronald D. DeJohn, 72, of Southington, died June 18, 2011. He was the husband of Louise (Giano) DeJohn. He was born Dec. 27, 1938, in Meriden, son of the late Daniel and Eleanor (Wassong) DeJohn. After serving more than 25 years with the Southington Police Department, he continued working many jobs. His latest job was driving seniors for Max E. Muravnick Meriden Senior Citizens’ Center in Meriden. He also was a member of Mary Our Queen Church. His many hobbies included his love of antique Ford cars and trucks, working in his

yard and taking great pride in his lawn. He loved antiquing with his wife and their Sunday drives to the shore. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Michael DeJohn and wife, Kelley; a daughter, Michele Tedeschi and husband, Robert; a brother, Wayne DeJohn and wife, Alberta; five grandchildren, Michael and Christopher DeJohn, Marissa, Melanie and Megan Tedeschi, all of Southington; along with several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held June 22, 2011, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, to Mary Our Queen Church, for a Mass. Burial was at St. Thomas Cemetery.

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Movie Night a success

To the editor: On June 17, Movie Night Rentals and participated in a Movie Night Fundraiser. I would like to thank Movie Night Rentals owners, Eric Meyer and Jason Whiting, as well as owners, Doreen and John O’Brien, for organizing this fun and unique event. In addition, it is with my gratitude that I extend my heartfelt thanks to Kim Meyer from Mickey Travels for all of her help in planning the event with me. Robert Ford from Ford’s Automotive (Middlebury), Maryann Sobolewski from Sobol Graphics (Plainville), Charlie Cocuzza of Omega Communications, Inc. (Southington), Greg Ali from Ali’s Nursery LLC/Lewis Farms

(Plantsville/Southington), TD Homer’s/Hartford Restaurant Group, Bruce Steminsky from Moe’s Southwest Grill (Southington), Rita’s (Southington), John Dominello from Modern Formals (Southington), Art Rich Photography (Southington), Raymond and Michele Dischino (Southington), John and Marion Wilkes from Jayco Home Improvement, (Southington), Troy and Holly Schinkel (Bristol), Sarah and Jason Cunningham (Bristol), Kyle Martin (Southington), Sarah Dunphy (Southington), Ana Polonio (Waterbury), Tyler Lemoine (Southington), and Lynn and Bob Piola (Westerly, Rhode Island). Thank you to the Southington Observer and Citizen for their articles regarding the event. One clarification Alyssa Rubin is not taking part in the Columbia

University’s High School Program; she will be attending New York University’s High School Program. I also wish to thank the many movie goers who made monetary contributions to this event. Your support means so much to me. I am touched by my generous neighbors and the strength of the Southington community. The community continues to give to those in need during one of the worst recessions I have ever witnessed. That is character. Everyone’s generosity is allowing me to attend an Ivy League College that would not have been possible without your support. Thank you again to all for your generous donations and financial contributions. Jacquelyn Ford-Cooperman SHS 2012

Government Meetings

Tuesday, July 5 Planning and zoning commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 7 Conservation Commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Monday, July 11 Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 12 Senior citizen commission, Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., 6:30 p.m. Zoning board of appeals, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 14 Board of education, Strong Elementary School, 820 Marion Ave., 7:30 p.m.

Board of police commissioners, Southington Police Department Community Room, 69 Lazy Lane, 6 p.m. Board of water commissioners, Water Department, 605 W. Queen St, 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 19 Planning and zoning commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21 Board of fire commissioners, fire headquarters, 310 N. Main St., 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 26 Housing authority, Lincoln Lewis Terrace, 43 Academy St., 7 p.m. Zoning board of appeals, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m.

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Southington Briefs GE 5k road race The General Electric 5K Road Race has registration pickup on Saturday, July 16 from 12 to 5 p.m. and a pasta dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. with children 12 and under free. There will be door prizes, activities and music provided by the Key West Trio Band. The race will be held Sunday, July 17 with registration from 7 to 8:30 a.m.; kids fun run at 8:30 a.m.; and the 5K and fitness walk 9 a.m. The raffle will by at 10 a.m. For more information visit .

Historical society meeting/exhibit The Southington Historical Society will host its annual meeting Monday, July 11, 6:30 p.m., at the historical center building, 239 Main St. The annual meeting is meant for the members of the historical society to hear of what has been going on during the past year, elect officers, make any proposed changes to the organization’s bylaws and learn of upcoming programs and events. The organization was established in 1965 and is responsible for overseeing the former library building as a museum to commemorate Southington’s rich past. Refreshments will be served

during the annual meeting. The historical society also is planning to unveil its new exhibit, “Southington Mosaic, Our Collection,” featuring various items from the society’s archives that haven’t recently been on display. The Southington Historical Society’s museum, located in old library building, is open for tours and inquiries from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month and by appointment.

Accordionists past and present

The next gathering of the Connecticut Accordion Association will be held on Sunday, July 24, at 5 p.m., at Spartan II Restaurant, 930 Meriden-Waterbury Road, Plantsville. This month is the second of a two-part series featuring young jazz musicians. “Ocotrillo,” a combo on tour from Mesa, Ariz., made up of musicians who perform regularly at the Frank Marocco Accordion Event, will be featured. This gathering is free to CAA members. General Public welcome at a cost per person. Reserve a spot by Friday, July 22 to Marilyn at (203) 272-1202 or

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Class of 2011 Graduation

Luke Mauro (left) and Artur Kasinski congratulate each other after receiving their diplomas.

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Some seniors played hacky sack together in the hallways before the ceremony began.

Robert Fitzgerald gives his daughter Meghan Fitzgerald flowers after she graduated.

Southington High School graduate Mike Rhodd celebrates with a point and smile after receiving his diploma at graduation.

Southington High graduate is all smiles after receiving diploma.

A trio of Southington High seniors excited about graduating.

Essayist Shannen Kizilski delivers her speech.

The Southington High School Chorus performed a couple selections for the ceremony. The class song was “Rugged Mountains.”

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Southington High School Graduates of 2011 Katrina Michelle Aberizk Maya Abouchacra Daniel James Adamowicz Lauren Alexis Ainsworth Sare Ajmal Cody James Albee Jenna Marie Aldieri Alexa Adrianna Alejandro Ashley Lynn Aleksinas Elizabeth Cook Alexander Diana Alka Madison Elyse Altwies Christopher Robert Amnott Cody Jonathan Andelin Mariano Antonio Andino Katharine Michelle Andres Sarah Lindsley Appleby Daniel Richard Arndt Nicholas Alexander Arnista Bilal Aslam Usama Aslam Tanner Alan Aszklar Chelsea Tashia Atkins Andrew Jeffrey Aylett Samantha Leigh Babin Zeinab Ibrahim Badr Kendal Marilyn Bailey Kara Elizabeth Baker Hayley Ann Balducci Peter James Bard Michael Brian Barniak Ryan Anthony Bavaro Edward Thomas Beach Jonathan Michael Bean Nathan Gary Beaumont Angela Emily Beaupre Amanda Corinne Bedell Brigid Carla Bednarczyk Ashlee Marie Belanger Kristen Nicole Bennett Matthew Michael Bernacki Elsie C. Bernaiche

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

Upcoming trips: Oct. 3 to 5, “Joseph,” at the Sound and Sound Theater in Lancaster, and Bethlehem, Gettysburg, Philadelphia, Pa. Tickets are on sale at the Calendar House office. Newsletters are at the Calendar House or can be accessed from the website

Vendor and crafters needed Arbor Rose, 975 Corbin Ave., New Britain, is seeking crafters for their Holiday Craft Fair. The fair will be

held rain or shine on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crafters and vendors will have the opportunity to set up their booths beginning at 8 a.m. There is a cost for a 5 foot table and 2 chairs. Profits will benefit the Arbor Rose Activity Fund. For more information contact Donna Valente at (860) 356-8284 or e-mail

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Senior Lunch Menu Senior meals are served Monday through Friday at noon at the Calendar House. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance either in person or by calling Jean, (860) 621-6738. The suggested donation is $2.50 for persons age 60 and up or whatever you can afford and $4.50 for people under 60. All meals are served with bread and butter, coffee and/or tea and milk. Lunches for the week of July 4 at the Calendar House: Monday: closed for the Fourth of July.

Tuesday: meat filled ravioli, sauce, seasoned chopped spinach, garden salad, garlic toast, ice cream sandwich Wednesday: clam chowder, oyster crackers, seafood salad, garden salad, tri-color pasta salad, dinner roll, peach Thursday: roast pork, apple cranberry gravy, baked sweet potato, peas, rye bread, iced chocolate cake Friday: open faced turkey sandwich, gravy, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, squash, bread, fruited Jell-O

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ence/Information desk to borrow a Family Adventure backpack and discover the activities that are outdoors and eco-friendly. Take family on a discovery of Connecticut’s outdoors. Explore the state, go hiking on local trails and enjoy the state parks. Each backpack includes the Connecticut Walk books, Audubon Field guide, Connecticut Forest and Park information sheets and numerous hands-on activities for everyone to discover the local trails, parks and forests together. Hike or walk through the green state, learn how to read trail signs, identify animals that have crossed the same path and search for letter boxes hidden by previous hikers. Letterboxing information with tools to create a letterbox message is also available in the backpacks. Be eco-friendly, remember to bring along a trash bag to take out whatever brought in. Engage in an outdoor journey of discovery. The Southington Library also offers the Connecticut State Parks Pass. The pass admits free parking at 25 state parks; visit museum passes on the website, to reserve the State Park pass in addition to other discounted passes.

Visit the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection site, for more information and activities. Family Adventure Packs are available at the Reference/Information desk and are funded through a grant from REI and circulated through the libraries in partnership with the Connecticut Library Consortium. For more information, call (860) 628-0947.

Summer reading

Beginning June 1 and continuing throughout the summer, Southington residents may register their children for Summer Reading and gain access to programming, participate in trivia contests, vote for an animal to adopt and more. This year the Summer Reading Theme is Ecokids. Beginning July 1, children may register for August programming where, in addition to drop-in programming, they’ll see that Recycling is Magic, spend some time with Zoo on the Go and take part in Pirate School at the Grand Finale. This year’s Grand Finale will also feature a book swap, where kids

See Library, page 30


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Petit wins book award

Michael Petit, of Southington, was named the 2011 recipient of the Saint Michael’s College Book Award for Academic Achievement with a Social Conscience at St. Michael’s College, Burlington, Vt. The award recognizes students who demonstrate a commitment to leadership in volunteer service and academic achievement.

Jumpstart program

Over the course of the 2010-2011 academic year, 44 students at the University of Connecticut served with Jumpstart, an early-childhood education program focused on pre-school literacy. Diana Swinicki, of Plantsville, has successfully completed the Jumpstart program by accumulating an impressive 300 hours of required service with the program.

Jumpstart, an affiliate of AmeriCorps, is a national non-profit working to improve early education for children in low-income communities. The organization pairs volunteers and college students with preschoolers to serve as mentors and help with literacy skills. Students interested in volunteering with Jumpstart get involved through the UConn Office of Community Outreach, which coordinates most of the service and outreach programs offered on campus. Members of the corps must serve 300 hours total to complete the program, or 12 hours per week for an entire school year. The goal of the program is to prepare young children for school, especially in the areas of language and literacy. UConn has been a partner of Jumpstart since the 2007-2008 school year.

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Dean’s List Olivia Hart, a freshman majoring in biomedical engineering, and Sarah Thomson, a freshman majoring in mechanical engineering, both of Plantsville, were named to the spring dean’s list for Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Mass. Residents that made the spring dean’s list for the University of Connecticut, Storrs are: Alana Mary Marczak, of Marion; Michael Angelo Bok, Michael Alexander Cook,

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Frances VanGasbeck

Frances “Peg” VanGasbeck, 91, of Southington, died June 23, 2011, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut of B r a d l e y Memorial. She was the wife of the late Roy VanGasbeck. She was born in Southington on May 17, 1920, the daughter of the late Frank and Frances (Palmer) Galiette. She graduated from Larson College. She coowned and operated, with her late husband, for over 30 years, the former Southington Printing Co. which was founded by her father in 1922. She was a member of

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Obituaries the Southington Women’s Club, the AARP, and the Scarlet Ladies. She is survived by her children, Joya and husband, Fred Andrews, of Plantsville, Jane and husband, Michael Cioffi, of Southington; grandchildren, Jessica Andrews and husband, Kevin Carlson, of San Diego, Calif. and Liza Andrews, of New Britain; her special friends, Margaret and Marie; and a sister-inlaw and two nieces and cousins in Virginia. She was predeceased by a brother, Robert Galiette. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2011, at noon at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Calling hours

will be Saturday, July 9, 11 a.m. to noon. Memorial donations may be made to Bread for Life, P.O. Box 925, Southington, CT 06489.

Jeannette Faitella Jeannette (Redfield) Faitella, 70, of Southington, died June 12, 2011, at The Summit of Plantsville. She was born in New Britain, on July 9, 1940, the daughter of the late William and Sarah Redfield. She had worked at Fafnir Bearing Co. in New Britain for 26 years. She has also worked for Advanced Personnel in Southington. She was an active member of the First Congregational

Church where she worked in the Stephen Ministries, she was a babysitter at church and she did the Friday folders. She enjoyed knitting for family and church friends. She was involved in Drum Corps for many years and most recently was with the Connecticut Alumni Drum Corp. She is survived by a daughter, Sally Elmer, of Southington; a son, William Faitella, of Florida; three grandchildren, Cassandra Elmer, Sarah and Ginny Faitella; a sister, Pauline Hornkohl, of Florida. She was predeceased by a grandson, Billy Faitella; and three brothers, William, Levi and Herbert Redfield. The family would like to give a special thank you to Brittney for all her loving care.

The funeral was held June 15, 2011, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington. The service was held June 16, 2011, at the First Congregational Church. Burial was at West Cemetery, Plainville.

Frank Swider Frank P. Swider, 88, of Southington, died peacefully June 14, 2011, at the Southington home of his loving daughter, Sandy Kujawski, her husband, Joe, and three granddaughters, Kristen, Kara and Katelyn. He leaves behind his precious wife of 63 years, Irene (Bajek) Swider; his son, David Swider, his wife, Nancy, and granddaughters, Amanda and Sara, of Bristol; and a brother, Joseph, of Utah. He was predeceased by sisters, Helen Banasiewicz, Ann Rapillo and Dorothy Atashian. He served the country during World War II in the U.S. Navy. He was employed by the Emhart Corp. for more than 40 years where he worked his way from shipping clerk to traffic manager. He was multi-talented and could fix just about anything specializing in electronics and carpentry. He enjoyed bowling, playing cards and traveling the world. He was an active parishioner of St. Dominic Church, Southington. The funeral was held June 21, 2011, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, followed by a service at St. Dominic Church. Burial was in St. Thomas Cemetery.

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S.T.E.P.S, Southington’s Town-wide Effort to Promote Success, has partnered with Hidden Valley Miniature Golf Course, 2060 West St., Southington, to provide Southington children entering kindergarten through grade 12 a fun opportunity to play mini golf this summer on Monday evenings beginning July 11. Students are asked to mention S.T.E.P.S. when arriving at Hidden Valley to receive the special Monday evening offer.


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Mooreland Hill graduates

Mary Sisson, Anna Kamradt and Olivia Fischer, all Southington residents, recently completed eighth grade at Mooreland Hill School in Kensington and were presented with diplomas by Headmaster Michael D. Dooman and faculty. Individual awards were also given. Fischer won the French award, Kamradt won the history award and Kamradt also won the Citizenship Award. All three were presented with graduation book prizes and were on the honor roll for the final semester. They will now move on to high school.

Superbash II Class of 1973

Chase Collegiate honors Two Southington residents were on the spring honor roll at Chase Collegiate in Waterbury. Freshman Laura Iliescu received faculty honors and her classmate Muriel Drexler received high honors.

Bryant University Bryant University, Smithfield, R.I., held its 187th Commencement on May 21. Among the graduates are: Katelyn Wood, of Plantsville, bachelor of science in business administration, accounting; Candice Canace, of Southington, bachelor of science in business administration, marketing; Amy Cullum, of Southington, bachelor of science in business administration, finance, cum laude; Justin Thorpe, of Southington, bachelor of science in business administration, finance.

Cheshire Academy Esteereena Dichello, of Southington, graduated from Cheshire Academy, Cheshire, during this year’s 217th commencement exercise held on June 11. She is the daughter of Pasquale Dichello.

Heather L. Kulesza, of Plantsville, CT, received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western New England College graduating this past spring.

Xavier 4th Quarter Honor Roll SCSU The following Southington residents made the honor roll graduates

for the fourth quarter at Xavier High School in Middletown. Receiving high honors was Shane Baldwin (2013). Receiving honors was senior Eric Stevens; juniors James W. Coleman Jr., James E. Morelli, Steven

Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, announced the residents that graduated: Plantsville: Lisa Crandall, sixth year diploma; Keith Orstad, sixth year diploma; Colleen Simons, master of family therapy;

Colby College Katelyn J. Ouimet, was one of 486 seniors who graduated from Colby College, Waterville, Maine, on May 22, receiving a bachelor of arts degree at the outdoor commencement in Waterville, Maine. See School, page 43

Dean’s Continued from page 27 Botsacos, Matthew Wallace Burrill, Lauren Elizabeth Carabetta, Christina Marie Catucci, Sara Catherine Cotter, Mark Victor Anthony D’Amato, James Patrick Dinnan, Jordan Edward Grzesczyk, Laura Higgins, Dennis Shih-Chiun Hwang, Jackson Patrick Lautier, Sarah Elizabeth Miller, Matthew Steven Morris, Kelly Marie Nelson, Amanda Rachel Ness, Kevin Patrick O’Brien, Bridget Gwenn O’Connor, Christen Marie Orticari, Thomas J. Passarelli, Besnik Qerigi, Kaitlyn Hendrey Reid, Kelcie Burns Reid, Meghan Kathleen Rickard, Edyta Marta Tereda, Michael James Turner, Megan Mary Vigue, Molly Anne Welch, Jordan Taylor

Whipple, and Benjamin Taylor White, all of Southington. The following residents were named to the dean’s list at the University of New Haven, West Haven, for the spring 2011 semester: Neal Ayotte, Karen D’Angelo and Andrew Wells, all of Plantsville; Thomas Brandien, Allison Demers, Michael Gerety, Dean Velodota, Chelsea Vetre and Jeffrey Wandrak, all of Southington. Dorota Chuchro, a senior majoring in nursing; Caitlin Connolly, a senior majoring in occupational science; and Halina Jez, a junior majoring in nursing; all of Southington were among the American International College, Springfield, Mass., students recognized for academic achievement on the dean’s list for spring 2011.

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Southington: Christina Angeli, bachelor of arts; Laura Caneira, bachelor of science; Stacy Czywczynski, bachelor of arts; Maura Emerick, bachelor of science; Brooke Logan, master of public health; Stephanie Morelli, bachelor of science; Kaitlyn Naples, bachelor of science; Katherine Orefice, bachelor of science; Ratana Paluch, master of business administration; Sarah Ryszkiewicz, bachelor of science.


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

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can trade their already read, gently used books for others they haven’t yet read. Bring some books and a bag and join the fun. Southington Middle School students who register for our Tween Summer Reading Program receive a free book from the Town of Southington’s Middle School Summer Reading List and a chance to win an e-reader. They can also Talk Trash at the recycled art program, enter trivia contests and vote to adopt an animal. For more information, call (860) 628-0947.


The public is invited on Wednesday, July 6, at 6:30 p.m. to meet artist Sandra Manning and author/ apprentice falconer Talon Skye. The Southington artist will exhibit the original watercolor illustrations from her recently published book, Sanman Art 2011. Sandra is also the illustrator of Kestrels In My Kitchen, a children’s book written by Talon Skye.

Manning’s paintings will be available for viewing in the Café Gallery at the Southington Library during the month of July. At the July 6 informal meet and greet reception, Sandra will share her experiences as an illustrator. Doug Malan will present Muzzy Field: Tales from a Forgotten Ballpark on Thursday, July 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the Southington Library Program Room. Malan wrote Muzzy Field: Tales from a Forgotten Ballpark to illustrate the park’s rich history and important role in local life for the past century. He’ll discuss the important moments in Muzzy Field’s history and share photographs of the park and its important visitors. For more information, contact Doug, (860) 7704027. Register for these programs by visiting the library calendar at or contact the Information Department at (860) 628-0947 ext. 5.

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Parks and Recreation Kids’ summer entertainment Southington Parks and Recreation will be presenting the summer kids’ entertainment series beginning Tuesday, July 5 featuring guitarist and children’s entertainer Susan Peck at 6 p.m. and the magic of Christopher at 7 p.m. at Southington Recreation Park (gazebo in the pine grove). Programs are held rain or shine. In case of inclement weather the show will be held at South End School in Recreation Park. Valentine the Clown will be face painting. Bring blankets or chairs and the series will continue each Tuesday until Aug. 23.

Pool schedule The following hours are for the Southington pools: The weekend hours for both Recreation and Memorial Pools are 11 a.m. to 8p.m.; weekday hours are as follows: Recreation Pool, Monday to Friday, noon to 8 p.m.; Memorial Pool Monday,

Wednesday, and Friday, 12:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.; and Tuesday and Thursday, 1 to 8 p.m. For more information call the parks and recreation office at (860) 276-6219.

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

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Fall travel soccer

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

Slamma Jamma Sports Camp

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

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Movie passes are given out beginning at 9 a.m. for The Southington Citizen and The Plainville Citizen. Passes are given out on a first-come, first-served basis at the office located at 40 N. Main St., Southington. Only one pass (good for two people) will be given per household per month. It is not necessary to bring the newspaper advertisement to receive a pass. They are not available every week so look for a newspaper advertisement to see when they are being offered.Call the office at (860) 620-5960.


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Osteoporosis prevention

Tai Chi for Osteoporosis and Fall Prevention is being held at Southington Care, 45 Meriden Ave., on Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m. Class is 10 weeks, June 30 through September 15. There will be no class on July 21 and July 28. There is a cost to participate. If interested, please call Kate Keefe at (860) 378-1258 for more information.

Low Vision Support Group

The Low Vision Support Group meets at 3 p.m., on the last Monday of the month, at The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart St. Next meetings will be July 25 and Aug. 29. Facilitator is Melissa Knickerbocker, from Southington Care Center’s outpatient low vision program. RSVP to Edesa Ciscar, at (860) 628-5656.

Blood pressure screenings

There are various area locations for free blood pressure screenings: Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., first Thursday of every month, 10:30 a.m., July

7 and Aug. 4. Southington Community YMCA, 29 High St., first Tuesday of every month, 9:30 a.m., July 5 and Aug. 2. Price Chopper, 410 Queen St., third Monday of every month 10 to 11 a.m., July 18 and Aug. 15.

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YMCA Briefs Summer hours at YMCA Summer hours for the YMCA, 29 High St., are Mondays through Fridays, 5 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Saturdays, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sundays, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Y will be closed Monday, July 4.

New program ‘Y Time’ The Southington Community YMCA will be piloting a

new program this summer, “Y Time.” This program is designed for those families needing occasional care throughout the summer from June 27 through Aug. 26. Y Time runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and has both hourly and daily rates. Children between 3-10 years may participate. Activities may include: organized group games, arts and crafts, walking trips and

commitment of Saint Mary’s 141 active adult and junior volunteers, who together contributed 18,600 hours of volunteer service this past year. Recognition Awards were presented to 20 volunteers from throughout Greater Waterbury who achieved personal service milestones, ranging from 500 to 19,500 hours. Zabit was honored for donating 5,500 hours of service as a volunteer at Saint Mary’s.

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YMCA Continued from page 31 outdoor games. The Y will provide a morning and afternoon snack We are currently accepting registrations. Space is limited and pre-registration is encouraged. For more information or questions regarding the “Y Time� program, contact Katie Sherman, Director of Child Care at (860) 426-9541 or at

Summer skate camp at Sloper YMCA Camp Sloper Skate Camp for 2011 still has openings for all sessions. Campers entering grades 6 through 9 are eligible to attend Skate Camp. Campers will spend the morning rollerblading or skateboard-

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Summer sampler Summer sample memberships are available at the Southington Community YMCA, 29 High St. People are welcome to stop by the Y for a tour and more information on ways to have fun, stay cool and be healthy all summer. For more information, contact Lynette Ferguson, YMCA membership services director at (860) 426-9522 or .

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Wayton Open a huge success in tournament’s fourth year By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

What started as just a bunch of friends getting together and playing some competitive tennis has grown into one of central Connecticut’s most promising tennis tournaments. Players took the courts this past weekend as part of the third straight, fourth overall, Wayton Open, which is a tennis tournament that started back in 2007 by 2006 Southington High graduate Matthew Wayton, who was also a former Blue Knight tennis player. For the third straight year, James Nitz, 2009 SHS alum, won the tournament, beating Mark Habek for the second straight year, this time by a score of 6-0, 6-3, 6-4. “Ever since I got home from school in May I’ve been playing like three or four times a week and I’ve really been gearing up for the Filipek Tournament and this tournament,” Nitz said. Beyond the Nitz victory was the impressive rise of the tournament. In its inception, Wayton’s plan was to establish a tournament that catered to the recreational player. One that everyone can play in and have a chance to win, different from many tournaments that are geared toward higher caliber players. In 2007 it was a group of friends; in 2009 maybe a couple dozen people. This year there were 55 players in the men’s division and 12 in the newly created women’s division. “I think it was the best tournament yet,” Wayton explained. “We had the biggest field, the deepest field; we had a women’s division and it was the tightest championship match yet, so it was a great year.” Wayton works tirelessly, year-round to make improvements. This year he had eight sponsors, the first time they were included, and he said the atmosphere surrounding the event is starting to

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Runner-up Mark Habek goes for the shot, while donning the t-shirts handed out for this year’s tournament. become just that, an event. “It’s like a big event now,” Wayton described. “The sponsorships give us food and drink. It attracts fans who don’t even want to enter, just watch.” Little by little, the tournament is growing and with a positive outlook and surrounding help, See Wayton, next page

Men’s Tournament First Round Patrick Vincente d. Romorio Zizolli, W/O; Bruce Rycki d. Jon Sadusky, 5-7, 6-0, 6-4; William Lake d. Chris Zissis, 6-3, 6-0; Rick Kania d. Paul Goldberg, 6-1, 6-1; Tim Goldberg d. Anthony Florian, W/O; David Siniscalo d. Joe Enright, 6-2, 6-3; Corey Wayton d. Paul Wayton, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4; Dana Lawerence d. Bryan Krolikowski, 6-2, 6-2; Justin Kham d. Ned Cahill, 7-5, 5-7, 6-3; Rick Crampton d. Brian Zmarlicki, 7-5, 6-3; Greg Zmarlicki d. Eric Muroski, 6-0, 61; Blake Caplan d. Gary Beaumont, 6-3, 6-4; Don Ouellette d. John Rasimas, 6-2, 6-4; John Longo d. David Cahill, W/O; Brandon Celpek d. Bobby Kane, W/O; Alex Angelillo d. Wyatt LaVoie, 6-1, 7-5; Matthew Downes d. Zachary Lunn, 6-0, 6-0; Ian MacDonald d. Jeff Goldberg, 7-6(3), 6-3. Second Round James DiNello d. Artur Rabiej, 6-1. 6-0; Richard Jakiel d. David Siniscalo, 2-6, 7-5, 6-3; Bruce Rycki d. Corey Wayton, W/O; Matt Wayton d. Alex Angelillo, 6-0, 6-1; Patrick Vincente d. William Lake, 6-4, 62; Michael Howard d. Dana Lawerence, 6-0, 6-0; Mark Habek d. Al Daniels, 6-2, 6-2; Joe Albiach d. Brandon Celepak, 6-0, 6-0; Richard Crampton d. Justin Kham, W/O; Phil Maddalena d. Ian MacDonald, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3; Greg Zmarlicki d. Mike Rabiej, 36, 6-4, 7-5; John Waters d. Rick Kania, 6-2, 6-1; Matt Downes d. Blake Caplan, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3; Don Ouelette d. Mike Flannery, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5; James Nitz d. John Longo, W/O. Third Round James DiNello d. Richard Jakiel, 6-1, 6-3; Matt Wayton d. Bruce Rycki, 6-3, 6-4; Patrick Vincente d. Andrew Zajac, 7-5, 6-2; Mark Habek d. Michael Howard, 7-5, 6-4; Greg Zmarlicki d. Phil Maddalena, 6-2, 6-1; Matt Downes d. John Waters, 6-0, 2-6, 6-4; James Nitz d. Don Oullette, 6-0, 6-0. Quarterfinals James DiNello d. Matt Wayton, 6-2, 6-3; Mark Habek d. Patrick Vincente, 6-3, 6-0 ; Joe Albiach d. Greg Zmarlicki, 6-1, 6-0; James Nitz d. Matthew Downes, 6-1, 6-1. See Results, next page

Governor’s Cup reunites best friends on Fontana Field for first time By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

Last Saturday was a rather appropriate ending for two of the players on the Connecticut sideline during the annual Connecticut/Rhode Island Governor’s Cup football game, which pits the best seniors from both states against each other. Two friends, who grew up inches apart but had yet to step on Southington High’s Fontana Field together, final got their first opportunity. Tyler Dube, the lone Southing-

ton High School representative, played wide receiver and Ryan Peloquin, a lifelong Southington kid who attended high school at St. Paul Catholic in Bristol, was on the offensive line. The Nutmeg State once again dominated, winning 37-6, the squad’s ninth straight win, pushing the overall mark to 10-3 in the 13 contests since 1999. But for Peloquin and Dube, at the end of the day, the win was nice, but more importantly, they finally got their first chance to compete together on Fontana Field.

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St. Paul Catholic’s Ryan Peloquin, from Southington, makes a block during the Governor’s Cup game last See Football, page 35 Saturday.


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great Website going, great sponsorships, donations for Continued from page 33 the matches and it’s going to grow every year.” Wayton has high expectaThis year, gift cards were tions. award to the first and second “I really feel like it’s growplace winners in both the ing and it’s going to be one of women’s and men’s division. the premier tournaments in Cara Higgins won on the Central Connecticut,” he exwomen’s side, 6-0, 6-3, over plained. Wendy Dam to receive a $60 Nitz, who will enter his money gift card. Dam took junior year this fall at the home $40. University of Connecticut, On the men’s side, Nitz has been a big part of it and won $190 money gift card, acknowledged the job Way- Habek earned $100. ton has done. The money earned comes “I think it’s grown by mainly from the $10 entry fee, about 20 kids every year. Two as well as sponsorships, who divisions this year, men’s and offset the cost of the food and women’s, it’s a great thing for equipment now provided the women especially,” Nitz during the tournament. explained. Furthermore, the rest of He said he’ll definitely be the money raised will go to a back looking for the four-peat scholarship Wayton has esnext season. tablished. It will start in 2012 “This is one of the most and be a minimum of $250, fun [tournaments] I play,” awarded to a graduating sensaid Nitz. “I’ll definitely be ior from the tennis team. back.” Wayton says it’s important Runner-up Habek, who to keep the fee low. graduated this spring from “I want to keep it low beNortheastern University cause it attracts recreational with a degree in civil engi- players who would never, neering, echoed those senti- ever enter any tournament ments. and those first round match“It’s such a different type ups are fun for them,” he of tournament,” Habek ex- said. plained. “It started off with a Now with a solid base, the bunch of friends and Matt’s goal for Wayton is expansion. “I want to keep adding a didoing a great job with it, just growing every year. He’s got a vision every year; definitely


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a doubles division next year. Maybe an ‘A’ Singles division for college players, to include them, I don’t want to exclude them anymore. Keep adding divisions and adding depth to each division, too,” Wayton explained. “Probably about 90 percent (of the entries) are from Southington or Southington alumni so I would like to pull from other divisions like Newington and Glastonbury and those schools.” Before finishing, Wayton made sure to credit Southington High boys tennis coach Tony Mauro, who is another integral part in the continuing growth of the Wayton Open. To learn more, check it out online at waytonopen2011. com. Photos courtesy of Joanna Rabiej

Matthew Wayton (middle) with James Nitz (right) and Mark Habek (left). Women’s finalists Cara Higgins (left) and Wendy Dam (right).

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Semifinals Mark Habek d. James DiNello, 6-4, 6-1; James Nitz d. Joe Albiach, 6-4, 6-1. Finals James Nitz d. Mark Habek, 6-0, 6-3, 6-4. Women’s Tournament First Round Cara Higgins d. Andrea Rasimas, 6-2, 6-2; Wendy Dam d. Emely Chenard, 6-2, 6-3; Nicole Marziarz d. Chi Le, 6-1, 6-1.

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Golf Tournament Kiwanis Tournament

The Kiwanis club of Southington will sponsor its annual Robert E. McCormack Golf Tournament on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at Southington Country Club. Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m. The tournament will be a scramble format with a 9:30 a.m. shotgun start. Hole-in-one prizes will be offered on all par 3 holes. A $10,000 hole-in-one prize will be offered on the hole No. 7. There’s a cost per golfer and will include green fees, cart, lunch and beverages on the course, followed by a banquet dinner at the Manor Inn, 1036 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike, Milldale, at which prizes and awards will be presented. For information or to register, call Tom at (860) 6213931 or Len at (860) 621-3792.

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“It’s great to finally be able to get out here on this field with Tyler Dube,” Peloquin explained. “He’s been my neighbor, he’s been one of my best friends my whole life. I didn’t get the chance to play with him in high school; it’s great to get to play now (with him). I wish we could have got a score for him, though.” “We’ve been best friends since first grade,” said Dube, “just to be with him one last

time,” and then he paused and corrected himself, “or one first time actually, it’s really fun.” Both had wide grins when asked about the other. Growing up as neighbors, they’ve always been close and grew up together on the football field before Peloquin left for St. Paul. For Dube, the Fontana Field experience was nothing new for him. Nor would have been the usual site, Rentschler Field, which was being renovated – he’d played at both places. But being in

Southington earned him a nice ovation from the crowd when his name was introduced. “Playing home – it wasn’t Rentschler, but it was a nice homecoming,” Dube explained. When asked if it was emotional, the now former Blue Knight said, “A little bit; just coming out here for the last time. You never know when you’re last play is going to be. I had fun.” The 6-foot-3, 290 pound Peloquin had a slightly different outlook to the game being played at Fontana Field. “For me when I heard it, I had mixed feelings because obviously you want to play at Rentschler, but playing in Southington, I was probably the only guy happy at all to hear that. Everyone else was crying all two weeks practicing. I’m like, ‘I finally get to see what it’s like to play here.’ It was great,” he said. And of course his family and friends came out because why not, “it’s a five minute drive” joked Peloquin. In regards to the game, both said it was great to be playing football with some of the best. “It was really fun to just come out here and get back on the field,” Dube said. “Hadn’t been out here in a while and just to play football again is amazing.” “I didn’t really know what football was like outside of St. Paul, outside of the Naugatuck Valley League and outside of the Northwest Conference, my first year. You get to see players all over the state, see them compete

on one team, I’m just hoping it gets me ready for next year,” Peloquin commented. What Peloquin is referring to is Princeton University. He will go there this fall and plans to play football on the offensive line. He will be alongside a couple of his Connecticut teammates from this past Saturday’s game, Jon Esposito, from Conard, and Seth Devalve, from Manchester.

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Tyler Dube saw his final action on Fontana Field last weekend.

“I’m pumped to get up to the next level,” described Peloquin. “Play with some great guys up there and hopefully win a few Ivy League titles.” Dube will also be heading off to play college football at Sacred Heart University. He reports Aug. 7. “I’m really excited about Sacred Heart,” he said. “It’s going to be a good time.”


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Southington Sports Hall of Fame announces second class

The Southington Sports Hall of Fame generated more excitement than anybody had hoped in 2010. Hundreds of former athletes, coaches, family, and fans packed the Aqua Turf in Plantsville, and officials expect that excitement to carry over to 2011. “I think it’s safe to say that last year’s event was far more successful than even the most optimistic member of the selection committee could have expected,” said

selection committee chairman Dennis J. Stanek, Jr. “It was a big success.” The Southington Sports Hall of Fame selection committee recently announced their second class, and officials believe that it will be as good as the first. The list includes 12 athletes, a coach, a booster, two individual teams, and a pair of posthumous members. The group includes athletes, coaches, along with members of the press and community.

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Stanek said that the group is a great representation of Southington’s rich sports tradition. “I think that this year’s class is equally as impressive as the last one,” he said. “Someone can make the case that every single one of this year’s inductees could have been put in the inaugural event. We’re so happy that they were inducted into this class. I think it’s a great honor, and they’ve all made such a great impact on sports in our community and their long overdue recognition is right in front of us.” Longtime track coach Wayne Nakoneczny heads a list that includes current professional athletes and coaches. He will be joined by former athletes Jack Valentine, Chris Denorfia, Kelly Hart, Irene Mach, Gary Solomon, Joe DePaolo, Tom Poitras, Ray Thorpe, Ed Nardi, Dick Tully, Mike Raczka,

and Corky Cassella. In addition, the committee will recognize the accomplishments of Southington High School’s 1961 baseball team and 1982 girls basketball team. Joseph Abate will be honored for his behindthe-scenes contributions as a booster, while Dick Galiette and Charlie Klemovich will be honored posthumously for their efforts on and off the field and in the pressroom. “I think this is a very good cross section,” said Stanek. “The committee took input from the fans, the communities, the supporters, and coaches. I think that this year has an even broader spectrum of athletes with men and women and team sports. We put a lot of time into selecting those athletes that truly deserve this.” “It’s going to be a lot of fun,” said Stanek. “We wanted to give back to this com-

munity by recognizing those athletes that have given so much to the town at a nice evening event at the Aqua Turf. Family and friends can come back to reminisce about the history of Southington sports and recognize those athletes that brought so many titles to Southington over the last 60 years or so.” The class will be inducted on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at an award dinner at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. Tickets cost $50. Call Jim Verderame at (860) 628-7335 for tickets. To nominate a team, player, booster, or media member, send a request along with supporting documentation and contact information to: Mike Boissonneault, 115 Panthorn Trail, Southington, CT 06489, (860) 628-5225, email –

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is on staff, who was as good as Romano during his senior campaign, as well as Justin Robarge and Tim Leahy, both who had multiple varsity innings, and Christian Callahan, who pitches for Holy Cross High School in Waterbury. All three losses have come as the players adjust to the wooden bats. “The hits will come. These are good players, so the hits will come. If the pitching stays like it is, we could win

every game,” said a confident Verderame. “We’ve gotten great pitching in all games.” In his first campaign, the calm and collected coach says one loss here or there is going to happen during a long, 27-game season, but if the team stays consistent and executes, a Legion state title is on the radar. “It’s basically we know we can get it there, it’s just execution,” he said.

Soccer Camps: Southington High head boys soccer coach Dave Yanosy and head girls soccer coach Sal Penta will once again be holding the Blue Knight Soccer Camps this summer. The Blue Knight Orientation Camp is for boys and girls entering ninth grade and will take place from Monday to Thursday, July 18-21 and July 25-28, 6:30 to 8 p.m. There will also be the Future Soccer Stars Camp which is for boys and girls entering grades three through eight and will be the same dates as the Orientation Camp, but will instead be from 5 to 6:15 p.m. The camps will be held at the Southington High soccer fields. For more information on camp fees, what the camps are about and to register contact Yanosy at (860) 836-7741 or or Penta at (860) 919-3423 or Baseball Camp: July 25 to July 28 (July 29 rain date), 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with an additional pitching clinic from 8:20 to 9 a.m. on the same days; held at the Southington High School baseball field. There is a cost per attendee with less cost for multiple members of family. Additional cost for pitching camp. Participants, ages six to 13, will be grouped by age and have individual instruction at each position. Fundamentals taught as well as games incorporated into camp. SHS players will assist with instruction and Rocky the Rock Cat will stop by. For more information contact Charlie Lembo at (860) 919-4658 or Wrestling Camp: July 25 to July 29 in the Wrestling Room at Southington High School. Boys Basketball Camp: July 11 to 15 and July 18 to 22, in the West Gym at Southington High. Blue Knights All Star Lacrosse Camp: July 18 to 21, at Panthorn Park, Southington. Contact Head Varsity Coach Ron Chase for more information at; (860) 951-8158. Blue Knights Football Camp: July 11 to 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Southington High School. Contact Coach Mike Drury for more information at For more information on all of the camps as well as registration forms online, visit

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The American Legion baseball season started before the high school year even ended. And when the high school season ended, most of the players couldn’t catch their breath before taking the field for Post 72. “We started off 0-2, we couldn’t hit the ball and you’re starting to think, ‘What’s going to happen, is the hangover (from high school) going to last?’ But these kids bounce back and they’ve bounced back all year,” first-year head coach Mark Verderame said. Bounced back is for sure as the team went 5-1 in its next six games and came into the week 5-3 overall. “We’re starting to head off,” Verderame explained. “The first two games we were kind of settling into the wooden bat league. We didn’t score any runs, we got shutout both games, but when it comes down to it, we’ve got a great hitting team, a great pitching team, a great defensive team; we’re going to win a lot of games.” This year’s team is comprised of many of the same guys that were in the starting lineup for the Knights in 2011 and a few that were in the starting lineup in 2010 and have returned from college for the summer. “This is a great team,” said Verderame. “They’re not just good players, they’re great kids. They go out there everyday and perform and give it their best. And even after everything that happened (in the high school state championship), they still have aspirations of winning the state title for the legion team.” According to Verderame, the expectations of winning a state title are there and those expectations are backed up by a great pitching staff. Sal Romano threw a few games before leaving for college Monday, but Joe Sullivan

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Twins dominate, capture Ruth title The Western Baseball League Twins captured the Southington Babe Ruth Town Championship June 24 at Recreation Park with a 7-2 victory over the Southington South Pirates. The Twins were led in the championship game by the outstanding pitching of Brendan Donahue, nine strikeouts, the clutch hitting of Zach Verdi, three RBIs, and an outstanding catch in the outfield by Zach Black. The West Twins finished with a 14-3 record, winning their last 12 games, including three in the playoffs. In the playoffs Twins pitchers allowed only one earned run over three games. During that stretch Alex Martin’s no hitter, a 2-0 win against the West Red Sox, was a highlight. In that game Martin also added a home run after Kyle Defrancesco drove in the Twins’ first run.

Football camps Southington Valley Midget Football League’s 2011 Summer Youth Passing League presented with Jack Cochran’s “The Program,” will be at Recreation Park, Maxwell Noble Drive, July 5 to 28, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 5 to 8 p.m. The league includes a Senior Skills South Passing League (for players entering grades 7-8)

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be open from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Refreshments served courtesy of the American Legion Auxiliary. Donations may be made to Post 72. Information: e-mail or call (860) 997-0569.



Happy Fourth of July — Southington Town Hall, library, Calendar House and The Southington Citizen closed.



Kids’ summer entertainment — Southington Parks and Recreation will be presenting the summer kids entertainment series beginning Tuesday, July 5 featuring guitarist and children’s entertainer Susan

Peck at 6 p.m. and the magic of Christopher at 7 p.m. at Southington Recreation Park (gazebo in the pine grove). Programs are held rain or shine. In case of inclement weather the show will be held at South End School in Recreation Park. Valentine the Clown will be face painting. Bring blankets or chairs and the series will continue each Tuesday until Aug. 23.


Music on the Green — The Music on the Green summer concert series is held Wednesdays, beginning at 7 p.m. Rain date is Thursday. July 6: The Tirebiter Band, hit songs from the ’60s to the ’90s.

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lights include a sun border of hundreds of annuals and perennials, a 75-foot dawn redwood, a potager garden, and more than 300 container plantings. It will be Sunday, July 10; hours vary. Visitors will begin the tour in Meriden and work their way to the Garden of Donna Menard at 83 Hilltop Drive, Southington, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information visit or call The Garden Conservancy toll-free weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 1-888842-2442. Pancake breakfast — Southington Teens with a Cause are having a pancake breakfast Sunday, July 10, 8 to 10 a.m., at Applebee’s, 270 New Britain Ave., Plainville. There is a charge to attend for all you can eat. Proceeds benefit Haris and Emir Mehovic, teenagers whose parents died earlier this month.




Vacation Bible School — First Baptist Church of Southington, 581 Meriden Ave., will have Vacation Bible School Monday, July 11 to Thursday, July 15. Free. Information: call the church office, (860) 628-8121.



Music on the Green — The Music on the Green summer concert series is held Wednesdays, beginning at 7 p.m. Rain date is Thursday. July 13: The Diamond Collection, songs of Neil Diamond and the era.



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Babysitting course — Southington Youth Services is sponsoring the Red Cross Babysitting Certification Course on Tuesday, July 16, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is a slight fee. To register contact Youth Services at (860) 276-6281. “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” — See July 9 listing.

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The Southington Parks and Recreation Department will offer three, two-week sessions of instructional tennis lessons this summer for Southington residents ages 4 to 18 years old. Each session meets Monday through Thursday for two weeks using Fridays as rain dates, if necessary. Lessons will be held at the Southington High School tennis courts. Session I will run June 27, 28, 29, 30, July 5, 6, 7 and 8. Session II will run July 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20 and 21. Session III will run July 25, 26, 27, 28, Aug. 1, 2, 3 and 4. The 4- to 6-year-old group will meet from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; the 7 and 8-year-old group will meet from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.; the 9- to 11-year-old group will meet from 11 a.m. to noon; and the 12- to 18-year-old group will meet 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. There is a charge to take lessons. Tennis Match Play will be offered to middle and high school students. These are two-week programs for experienced tennis players to “match play” against each other. The tennis instructor will provide guidance and explanation regarding proper tennis etiquette, sportsmanship and rules. The dates are the same as those above. Times for these sessions are as follows: high school students from 8 to 9:30 a.m.; middle school students from 9:45 to 11:15 a.m. There is a fee to participate. Pre registration is required and class size is limited. A racquet will be provided for the 4- to 9-year-olds as they use smaller, lightweight racquets and the playing court is tailored to meet the size needs and athletic ability of young children. The program is open to Southington residents only. For more information or to pay for a class, stop by the Parks and Recreation Office in the basement of the town hall, hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or call Dave Lapreay or Gerri Roper at (860) 276-6219. 1184954



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Business CPA Society Appoints Local The Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants has appointed Kristen M. Lainas, CPA, of Southington, to serve as a member of its Advisory Council for the organization’s 2011-2012 activity year. The Advisory Council’s charge is to counsel the CSCPA Board of Directors and to appoint a nominating committee each year. Lainas Lainas is a manager for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Hartford. She holds a B.S. and an M.S. in accounting from the University of Connecticut.

Italian Festival vendors wanted Sponsors of the annual Italian Festival are inviting vendors to participate in this year’s event scheduled for Friday to Sunday, July 29 to July 31 at lower Center Street. The festival averages 15,000 to 18,000 attendees each year and is sponsored by the UNICO Club and the Sons of Italy. Food and novelty vendors may contact Mike Fasulo at (860) 9196647.

‘Putnam County Spelling Bee’ Southington Community Theatre will present the musical comedy “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” Saturday, July 9, Thursday, July 14, Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Hatton Elementary School, 50 Spring Lake Road. There will also be a matinee performance on Sunday, July 10 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at Just For You…Country Gifts, 979 Meriden-Waterbury Road, Plantsville, The Music Shop, 405 Queen St., Southington, and at the door. The show stars a cast of local performers, including Jessica Wolf, Jeffrey O’Brien, Dan Dietz, Kayla Teel, Charlie Dan Sheffy, Ashley Dambowsky, Madeline McCord, Bruce Barger, Martin Smith and Peter Pristic. The production is directed by Tony Lamberto, music directed by Alan Dougherty, stage managed by Chris Palmieri, choreographed by Heidi Bass-Lamberto and Autumn Sheffy, and produced by Heidi Bass-Lamberto. Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. The show is a tale of overachievers’ angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show may not be appropriate for younger audiences due to language and innuendos. For information, call (860) 877-3210 or (860) 877-2842.

Eighth grade students of the month are Michael BotContinued from page 39 sacos, Brett Daigle, Aidan Baldwin and Anna Gregoire. personal training. Trever, the son of Kelly Michael, the son of James and Stephanie Rogers, is a re- and Kathleen Botsacos, is a sponsible, conscientious and well-rounded young man respectful student who has a who is kind and compassiongreat sense of humor. A com- ate. He is a member of the passionate, pro-active and Drama Club, the honor roll, helpful student, he is a mem- the National Junior Honor ber of the honor roll, Unified Society, the cross country Sports Program and orches- team, the Chorus, and Voices tra at Kennedy. Outside of of Thunder. Michael sings in school, Trever likes to swim, his church choir and is acbike, play kickball, babysit tive in Southington Commufor his younger sibling and nity Theatre. In his free time take care of his dog. he enjoys reading.


St. Paul Catholic High School, Bristol held their annual awards program on May 17. Residents that received awards are: Vikki Barrow Memorial Scholarship: Mary Ranagan, Southington; Michael B. Hession Memorial Scholarship: Sarah Miller, Southington; Paul Lepore Memorial Scholarship: Michael Petit Jr., Southington; Linda Rimcoski Memorial Scholarship: MacKenzie Gerrity, Southington; Another Book-

store College Book Scholarship: Michael Griffen, Southington; Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants Outstanding Accounting Students Achievement Award: Michael Testa, Southington; Harvard Book Prize, Michael Petit Jr., Southington; Russell Sage College Student Sage Award: Lindsay Donati, Southington; Saint Michael’s College Book Award: Sylvia Olejnik, Michael Petit Jr., Southington; University of Rochester Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award: Christina Cheng, Southington; Department Awards: Accounting: Tristan Petit, Southington; Business Principles: Ryan Peloquin, Southington; Practical DV Film Making: Matthew Santovasi, Marion; Band and Music Theory: Michael Petit Jr., Southington; Guitar: Andrew Dieckhaus, Southington; English Grade 11: Michael Petit Jr., Southington; Latin II: Tristan Petit, Southington; Latin III: Michael Petit Jr., Southington; First Place on the American Mathematics Competition 10 test: Minji Kim, Plantsville; Physical Education: Kyle Dube, Southington.

Ashley Whelan, of Plantsville; Ryan Charamut, Alexa Wrinn, both of Southington; were named to Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, dean’s list for the spring semester.

Rishwa Baxi, of Southington, was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston. The following students have been named to the president’s list at Western New England, Springfield, Mass., for the spring semester of 2011: Brandon C. Case, of

Plantsville, junior, majoring in chemistry; Joshua P. Lamson, of Plantsville, junior majoring in management; Austin A. Adaskaveg, of Southington, senior majoring in finance; Christian W. Wneta, of Southington, junior majoring in economics.

Brett, the son of Daniel and Sally Daigle, is the eighth grade World Language student of the month. He is hardworking, conscientious, and always eager to participate in class discussions. Courteous and helpful to both staff and students, he is an honor roll student who is a member of the National Junior Honor Society, the Ski/Snowboard Club, and Peer Advocates. Brett plays town baseball, football, and basketball and volunteers whenever he is needed. He enjoys sports, hanging out

with friends, watching TV, playing video games, and going on the computer. The son of Brian and Kelli Baldwin, Aidan is a kind, polite and well mannered young man who shows constant compassion for others and the empathy to understand the world’s tough problems. He is a voracious reader and a member of the honor roll and Environmental Club at JFK. Aidan volunteers at several farms and veterinarian offices. He also enjoys traveling, reading great books and having good

political discussions. Anna is the daughter of Allan Gregoire and Theresa Gregoire. A mature, hardworking student who is conscientious and responsible, she gets along well with her peers. With a good sense of humor and kind, caring ways, she is considerate of all. Anna is a member of the honor roll, the softball team, and the chorus. She plays town softball for Southington Lightning U14 and includes basketball as another interest.

School Continued from page 29 She is the daughter of Thomas and Jeanne Ouimet, of Plantsville, majored in philosophy and graduated with the following honors: dean’s list, distinction in major, phi beta kappa, summa cum laude. She is a graduate of Southington High School.

Language honors On May 25, the Southington High School auditorium was the site where 80 foreign language students were inducted or recognized in five foreign language honor societies. This date also marked the inauguration of the Foreign Language Honor Society in Southington High School. Guest speaker, Jaya Vijayasekar, past president of Connecticut Council of Language Teachers and the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, commended the inductees and encouraged them to continue the study of a foreign language as proficiency is a critical skill for the 21st-century students. Until May 25, Italian was the only language society at SHS that inducted students

Dean’s Continued from page 29

who excelled in Italian. Currently, the high school offers five foreign languages: French, Spanish, German, Italian and Latin. The four newly created chapters in French, Latin, Spanish and German will join the Christoforo Colombo chapter of the Italian Honor Society that has been in existence in Southington since 2001. The event was well attended by parents, students, and local administration of the Southington Public Schools. This event was partially sponsored by five local businesses that were eager to contribute to the establishment and success of such a dignified, highly academic endeavor.

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SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE Southington Planning and Zoning Commission Notice of Actions The Southington Planning and Zoning Commission voted to take the following actions at the meeting of June 21, 2011: A. Petition to Change Zoning District Boundary, 45 Railroad Avenue, from “R-12” to “I-1” (ZC #536), approved, effective 15 days from date of publication B. Request for approval under 8-24 in the amount of $100,100,000 for Renovations, Improvements and Additions to the DePaolo and Kennedy Middle Schools (MR #460), granted favorable recommendation and incorporated resolution as written C. Yarde Metals, Inc, site plan application for proposed 30,000 sq. ft. addition, 45 Newell Street (SPR #1524.5), approved D. Sixty Six Realty, LLC, site plan application for a proposed 25,713 sq. ft. building, 199 Lazy Lane (SPR #1586), approved E. Hawk’s Landing Country Club, site plan modification application for proposed roof extension over existing concrete pad, 201 Pattonwood Drive (SPR #1533.3), approved F. Mary Ann Hall and Stephen Barberino, Jr., site plan modification application to convert existing building (former Barberino Jaguar Dealership) into a liquor store, 480 Queen Street (SPR #1593), approved with stipulations G. Simone DelBuono, site plan application for proposed restaurant, office and storage building, 122-130 Center Street, (SPR #1581), denied without prejudice H. Simone DelBuono, site plan modification application, 142 Center Street (SPR #1543.2), denied without prejudice Dated at Southington, CT This 23rd day of June, 2011 Mary F. Savage-Dunham, AICP Town Planner




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SIDEWALKS - CURBS Garage Floor Replacements 30 years of safe, professional craftsmanship. COMPLETE CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION SERVICES. Slabs, Stamped Pool Decks, Stamped Patios, Pavers, Walks, Retaining Walls. Visit (203) 294-9889 CT#612218




RICK’S AFFORDABLE Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or small. 15 yrs exp. 203-5304447. YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159


Friday, July 1, 2011 — The Southington Citizen FURNITURE & APPLIANCES TWIN bedroom set, excellent condition, Walnut, new mattresses and box springs, double dresser with beveled mirror, asking $350. 203-272-6010

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE AVON Spend $30 Get a $5 item FREE of yourchoice I.S.R. Sue Demkowych 203-520-7442

FENWAY PARK Bus Trip July 24 Boston vs. Seattle 1:35pm R.B. sec. 35 motor coach $90.00 pp. Call 203-605-2087 for details

JET DRUM SANDER Model 10-20 Plus REDUCED TO $300 (203) 238-2460 MOVING SALE! Pool table, regulation size, $1000 firm; Budweiser pool table light, $500 firm. Air hockey table, full size, $225/bo. 3 pc entertainment center, Brazilian wood, orig, $1500; asking $475/bo. Cedar playscape, $475 - you take apart. Call 203-213-0873 NAPIER Jewelry. Earrings, pins, necklaces, broaches, bracelets, sets, etc. (203) 235-6176 PROFESSIONAL Series Gas Stove, 5 burners, self-cleaning. Black. $500. Pool Filter for 18’ pool- Exc cond. Runs great. $100. (203) 639-9545

SOFA, 95”, brown fabric w/leather arms, $375. Brown vinyl rocker recliner, $25. 2 blonde end tables, $25 each. Queen bedding w/frame, $275. White 4 drawer chest, $30. 34” white corner desk & chair, $50. 4 tires w/chrome rims, P215/55R17, $275. Fuji 10speed Touring Bike, 27in rims, $175. (203) 494-9217

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT JEFFERSON Direct vent propane fireplace w/remote. Call for details. (860) 309-7636

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH FITNESS Equipment For sale, new and used. Treadmills, Ellitical, Bikes, Free Weights, Multistations. 203-288-0407

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


WANTED TO BUY Always Buying 1 Item to the Entire Contents of Estates Antique, Gold, Costume Jewelry, Furniture & So Forth. Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 S. Orchard St. Wallingford. 203-379-8731 or 203-284-3786 Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm

Always Buying, Old, used and antique handtools. Carpentry, Machinist, Engraving and Workbench tools. If you have old or used tools that are no longer being used, call with confidence. Fair & friendly offers made in your home. Please call Cory 860-613-1108 OLD BICYCLES Don’t throw away that old bike. Hobbyman needs your help. Free pickup! Bikes will be recycled. Help save a bike! 203-494-9641 WANTED Hunting & Fishing Tackle Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Dave anytime 860-463-4359

MERIDEN 3BR, 2 bath. Built 2006. Cath ceiling, Cental air, 2 car garage. Credit check & sec required $1800/mo. 1 yr lease 203-376-3084 WALLINGFORD - 3BRs, appliances, $1400/mo. 1 mo. sec. dep. req. Credit check. Call 203-671-9309 WALLINGFORD - 4BR house 1 1/2 BA, lg. backyd. New kit & new bath. Exc. neighborhood. 1 mo. plus sec. Pets neg. $1650. 16 Shady Dr. (203) 679-2137


MERIDEN East Side Condo 2BR. Fully applianced. No pets. No smoking. $875 (203) 235-4853 MERIDEN. Completely updated cozy 2BR townhouse, end unit. $1200/mo. Appls. incl. Hdwd flrs. Convenient location. 115 Kensington Ave. 203-213-2268 WALLINGFORD Elm Garden, 2 bedroom condo, clean. $920/ month. No pets. Ready to go. Call 203-804-0169

APARTMENTS FOR RENT CHESHIRE- Available immediately! Private 3BR, 2 bath house. Gar. & lg yd w/easy access to 84 & 691. $1800/mo+ 1 mo. sec. Call Rose 203-213-5132 for more info.

Flanders West Apts Southington

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

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

203-238-3499 2ND GENERATION Buying old items from your house, attic or basement. One call we do it all. 203-639-1002

MERIDEN - 2 BR., 2nd floor, off Street parking, utilities not included, credit check and Sec. Dep. Req., $750/ Mo. Call 203915-7651 MERIDEN 1 & 2 BR Apartments Available. Clean. Hardwood floors. Spacious. Off street parking, extra storage, section 8 approved. $750-$950. Contact 203-379-0454

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

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

2 BR Starting at $800 Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN 1BR, 2nd Fl. Utilities Included. Off street parking. $850/month. Available now. Call Will 203-213-2639



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


MER 1BR, 2nd fl, new carpeting, W. Side, prvt backyard, +2 attic rms, Washer, dryer, stove & refrig, incld. $845/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm Call 203-630-3823 MER 2 BR 1st Fl apt. Large kitchen. Renovated, appliances, AC, coin op laundry. Heat & HW incl. No pets. $910/mo + sec. (203) 626-2320 MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. East Side, 2nd fl studio $180/wk+sec. 1BR, 3rd fl, $845/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm 203630-3823 or


SUMMER BROOK APTS Recently Remodeled 1BR - $725, 2 BR - $850-$875, 3BR - $1050 Incl. heat, HW, off st parking Income Guidelines Apply Applications can be obtained at 35CC Darling St. Southington 860-621-1700 EHO Financed by CHFA Creative Management & Realty Co., Inc.

MERIDEN 2 BR, 3rd Floor $650 per month. Includes hot water. 31 Twiss St. 1st & last month’s rent + security. 203-235-0274 MERIDEN 2BR, 3rd fl & 3BR, 2nd fl. $775-$1000. Off-st-park. No pets. Utils not incld. Credit ck. 1mo sec. Tom 203-772-2227 MERIDEN 3 BR, 2nd Fl. Clean. Off street parking. Porch. WD hookup. Gas heat. No util. 1st & last month’s rent and sec. $875. 27 Twiss St. 203-235-0274. MERIDEN EFFICIENCY CUTE 2 ROOMS Off street parking. Broad Street. $550. 2 mo sec. Credit ck req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN MOVE IN SPECIAL Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841 MERIDEN Unique 2 BR, 3rd Fl. Randolph Ave. Off st parking. $700 per month. 2 mos security plus application fee req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN- 5 rooms, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, first floor. Call (203) 213-7714 MERIDEN-1BR, 1st flr w/kit/LR combo, wall to wall carpet/ linoleum. Off st. parking. Exc cond/loc. $650 + utils. 1st, last & 1 mo. sec. No Pets. 860-663-1229 MERIDEN-2 BR, 2ba, Utilities, heat, gas, $995/mo. No pets. Chris 203-238-9411

Meriden- 4 FREE Weeks

PLANTSVILLE-2BR, 2nd flr, nice location, near walking trail & I-84. W/D hkup, off St. parking. Sm pets allowed. Avail now. $950. 860-869-9911

OPPORTUNITIES INCOME OPPORTUNITY! No upfront fees. For more information call 203-440-3722 between 4:30 & 7:30


SOUTHINGTON-$199,900 Affordable 2BR cape w/HW flrs updated bath & gally kit, sliders LL fr, 2c gar, .5 acre. Call Kathy or Roy 203-265-5618


WANTED TO RENT SEEKING 4 or 5 Room House or 1st Fl Apartment. Have section 8. Quiet, clean, with one cat, trained. Call (203) 238-9756 SEEKING 5-6Rm house, condo or apartment in Southington for quiet 55+ woman, 1 cat (trained—answer to “here kitty” or can opener) Call 860621-2280

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

CARPET CLEANING 10 Immediate Openings $500+ per week. 203-759-1392

Customer Service Representative

Please apply in person between the hours of 8:30am–4:30pm at:

Record-Journal Circulation Office 11 Crown St. Meriden, CT 06450 FULL TIME/PART TIME - Foreign Engine repair/mechanic. Excellent wages & benefits. 203-284-8989. General

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


WALLINGFORD $224,900 3BR, 2 full bath cape. Remodeled kitchen with pantry, living room with pellet stove, and formal dining room. Spacious bedroooms, hardwood flooring. 1car garage. Call Linda 203-265-5618

ADMIN SECRETARY FT 5yrs healthcare experience preferred. Computer literate. Fax cover letter, resume & salary req to 203-272-6968 or mail PO Box 1056, Cheshire, CT 06410 AUTO TECH/DISMANTLER Auto Mechanic needed to disassemble vehicles. Must be reliable, exp’d & have tools. Exc pay & benefits inc med/ dent/vaca/IRA plan. Call Bishop’s Auto Parts 860-301-2330

The Record-Journal is seeking an early morning Full Time Customer Service Representative to join our Circulation team. Excellent communication skills and ability to multi task are needed. Position includes data entry, posting payments, inbound and outbound sales and service calls.

NORTH HAVEN Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV, furn’d. Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333 SOUTHINGTON 1 Rm available. $135/wk Good home, good neighborhood. 860-620-0852

YALESVILLE In Loring Court, an over 55 adult park. A 1988 14’x52’, 1 BR, 1 Bath. CA, full patio awning and storage shed. Asking $59,900. Also available 3 new lots. Pick your own floor plan for new home. Call Bill Loring, Park Owner for more info 203-269-8808


Furnished rm w/cable & fridge. Kit privileges. (203) 824-7401 MERIDEN. Room for rent, all util, share kit, bath & LR. Washer & dryer, off st parking. $125/week. 2 wks sec. $50 key dep. (203) 605-8591

MERIDEN-4BR 2nd flr & 3rd flr. Liberty St. Recently renovated Stove & refrig, W/D hkup, offst parking, yard, storage. Sect 8 appr’d. $1100. 203-506-6398

MERIDEN. 1 BR apt, downtown on bus line, $500/mo, utils not included. Sec & ref. No pets. 203-982-3042.

MERIDEN-Settle down make a home for your family. Featuring 8 Brs 3 baths. This traditional floor plan delivers a casual living rm w/hardwoods, eat in kitchen & appliances. $135,000. Sue 203-265-5618

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

living & kit. water incl. No laundry. 19 Gold St

MERIDEN-GORGEOUS! 4BR, 2 & 3rd flr or 2BR, 1st flr avail, completely remodeled, new appls, W/D hkup. $800-1200. Owner/Agent 203-996-1719


WALLINGFORD 2BR, 5 rms in 2 family, 2nd flr, off st. parking. No pets. Credit check. $775 + utils. 203-284-1853 WALLINGFORD. So Colony St. 3 BR, 2nd floor, washer/ dryer hookup, Appls, deck, porch, driveway. $1000 + utilities. 1st mo/1 mo sec 203-843-5264

CHESHIRE Located on mini farm. Off street parking. Kitchen privileges. No smoking. No drugs. $480 per month. (475) 201-8894 MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or

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

MERIDEN. 1, 2 & 3 BR apts and a 2 BR Townhouse avail. Sec & ref required. Call Ray Valenti, Remax Professionals for details

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN 1BR, 2nd flr . 1 bath, Appliances Incl. 110 Colony St. Off St. Parking. Section 8 Approved. $650/mo + sec. Call 203-927-8215


SOUTHINGTON Condo for sale by owner - 30 Prosperity Court, #14 located in Prosperity Park, 55+ adult community. Built 2009prime location. Immaculate 2 BR, 2 full bath Ranch Unit w/attached garage, offering main level laundry, cathedral ceilings, hdwd flrs, granite countertops, composite deck, tiled baths with marble sinks. Full bsmnt, C/A, gas heat. $257,900 Call 860-426-1673

TO Place your Marketplace ad today, call 203-238-1953, anytime 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday.

$240-$550/Week Start Immediately Meriden 203-440-9222 or Southington 860-329-0316

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Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant Full Time - Come be part of the Elim Park rehabilitation team in our state of the art Short-term Rehabilitation and Health Care Center providing inpatient, outpatient and aquatic therapy services. Full-time position and per-diem opportunities available. Must possess CT license. Please send resume to Elim Park Baptist Home 140 Cook Hill Road Cheshire, CT 06410 or fax resume to 203-271-7794 or e-mail to EOE, A/A, MF, DV.

HELP WANTED HOMEMAKERS/Companions needed in Meriden & surrounding areas. BiLingual a plus. Call 860-828-3396 HVAC TECH License required for burner service work. AC & Installation helpful. Send resume or apply to: Helen/John Tunxis-Ohr’s 80 Brittania Street, Meriden. LOOKING for a qualified person over 18 years old to do layout of jobs and run Total Station. Must have at least 2 years experience in site construction, and a valid drivers license. Please send resume to PART TIME Accounts Payable/ Accounts Receivable Clerk. Must be proficient in Quickbooks. 203-284-8989 PERSONABLE AND COMPASSIONATE CAREGIVERS Wanted for non-medical in-home care for the elderly. Live-in for 3, 4, or 5 days plus hourly. Our caregivers are as important to us as our clients. Visiting Angels 860-349-7016.

TELLER POSITIONS available in new Meriden & Hamden branches of Naugatuck Savings Bank. Fax resume to 203720-5398, attn: D.Teixeira. EOE TPO ROOFERS Needed. Must have a strong knowledge of TPO roofing. Car a must. 10 years experience a must. OSHA training a plus. Call 845353-3000. WAREHOUSE PERSONNEL needed. Entry level position with possible advancement. Must be responsible and detail oriented with experience in warehouse activities. Loading & unloading trucks, pick & pack orders and use of FedEx and UPS computer shipping systems, capable of lifting up to 65 lbs and mechanical lift experience.

Fax resume to Ray 203-284-0886 or apply at 235 Washington St, Wallingford


The Southington Citizen — Friday, July 1, 2011

115 W. Main St., Plantsville • 860.426.9411

Where The Best Bands in CT, MA & NJ Play! Little Bar/BIG Music

Live Band Lineup Weekly Specials Monday.........$2.50 Domestics ALL DAY, ALL NIGHT

July Band Calendar July 8 July 15

Dizzy Fish Soul Funk Band

July 16

Recliner Pilots

July 22 July 29

Sledd - Southington’s Own Northern Renegado Country Rock

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Homestyle Cooking With Great Daily Specials


Southington Citizen published 7-1-2011