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Visitors at the Italian Festival come and go between showers on Friday. On Sunday, members of the Italian Festival’s Procession Committee carry a statue of the Virgin Mary holding Baby Jesus. For more pictures and the story, turn to page 4.

The gang of Scarpa Shoda to reunite By Kaitlyn Naples Special to The Citizen

The boys from Wolf Hill will meet again for food, drinks, games, telling sto-

ries, and reminiscing about old times. Sunday, Aug. 1 at 9 a.m., the all-day, 30th annual, Scarpa Shoda reunion will begin at Woodtick Recre-

Photos courtesy of Robert Hopko Sr.

The Scarpa Shoda gang annual reunion was established in 1980. The gang will reunite Sunday, Aug. 1, for its 30th reunion.

ational Area in Wolcott. “It’s 9 (a.m.) to 5 (p.m.), and we eat and drink all day,” Robert Casale said, who is the chairman of the Scarpa Shoda committee. The Scarpa Shoda gang consists of a group of men, from the Wolf Hill, or West Center St. area of Southington, who all grew up together in the same neighborhood during the late 1920s and ’30s. Along with West Center St., streets branching off such as Raynor St, Howard Ave and Water St. extending all the way to West St. is considered the Wolf Hill area. Casale said the term ‘Scarpa Shoda’ means “Shoes Untied” in Italian. “We would finish eating dinner and run See Reunite, page 8

Class of 2011 gets handson experience in running a government By Rabia Hamid Special to The Citizen The American Legion Auxiliary Kiltonic Unit 72, of Southington, and contributing organizations recently sponsored 10 juniors from the Southington area to participate in the 2010 session of Laurel Girls State. Each year, more than 180 girls from across the state of Connecticut gather at Eastern Connecticut State University to form a mythical 51st state. The Girls State program has provided students with hands-on citi-

zenship experience and government participation since 1944. “It’s a wonderful experience,” said Rachel Wache, Auxiliary president. Southington High School participants were Julia Girardin, Kylie Harrington, Elaine Rodriguez, Katharine Otis, Colleen Girouard, Meredith Pinto, Cassandra Brayfield and Kristen Mongillo. Brianna Baribault and Jacqueline Fischer, also from Southington, attended. “It takes the hard work See Experience, page 14


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High school seniors create innovative inventions By Kelly Nelson and Jordan Otero Special to The Citizen

Southington High School seniors in the Project Lead the Way program presented their final projects in a trade show earlier this year in the school cafeteria. Students presented their products to friends, family, distinguished guests and judges and explained the processes they went through to create their products. This is part two of the article, which were written by SHS journalism students of Raymond Dischino.

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By Kaitlyn MacLean Michael Dolan and Michael Turner developed a frost, ice and snow removal device that makes clearing a snow-covered car easier. After taking a survey, Dolan and Turner learned that 26 percent of people find snow removal difficult. Dolan and Turner did some research and learned the

Shake-Powered Cell Phone Charger By Angie Frosceno Jenn Baker and Leah Williams created their own version of an emergency cell phone charger. Their goal was to create a charger that can extend battery life between charges. The team researched vari-

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With a hot sun beating down, members of the Italian Festival’s Procession Committee hoisted a large statue of the Virgin Mary holding baby Jesus as the Vinci Marching Band of Middletown played to begin the annual downtown pro-

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tions, and she is glad to see them coming back. “I enjoyed every minute of it,” Canonico said. “Over here, it becomes something rare.” With the procession back on the festival grounds on lower Center Street, the

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outside as fast as we could without even tying our shoes.” The Scarpa Shoda reunion began in 1980, Casale said. “We should have started this a long time ago,” he said. “We wanted to start something with the boys; we started it after the war, when the boys came home.” Not many of the original

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Summer hours at Grace Church

Grace United Methodist Church, 121 Pleasant St., Southington, will have one worship service at 9:30 a.m. during the summer, ending Sunday, Aug. 29. For more information, call the church office at (860) 628-6996.

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Hours at First Congregational During the summer ,the worship schedule at First Congregational Church of Southington, 37 Main St., is 8 a.m. chapel communion, 9:30 a.m. traditional worship, and 11:15 a.m. T.G.I. Sunday, contemporary worship. Children can worship with their parents. Summer Sunday

School for children and adults is at 10:35 a.m. in Village Green Nursery School. For more information, call the church office, (860) 6286958.

Rainforest adventure Faith Baptist Church, 243 Laning St., will have a Vacation Bible School based on rainforest adventure, Monday, Aug. 2 through Friday, Aug. 6, 6 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call the church at (860) 628-8147.

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Brave the Seas St. Dominic Church, 1050 Flanders Road, will have a Vacation Bible School about pirates on Monday, Aug. 2 through Friday, Aug. 6, 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, call the church at (860) 628-0349.

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Bereavement group Family Life Office, of the Archdiocese of Hartford, will be offering a 10-week seminar for the bereaved at Mary Our Queen Parish, Plantsville, beginning Friday, Aug. 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information or to register, call (860) 628-6751 or (203) 758-5292.

We welcome event photos Any church or worship center that is having a Vacation Bible School or other activities for children that are open to the public are welcome to send photos of the events to news@southingtoncitizen.com. Questions? Call The Southington Citizen office at (860) 620-5960.

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Obituaries

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Joseph Cherniack Joseph J. Cherniack, 89, of Southington, died July 17, 2010, at Yale New Haven Hospital. He was the husband of Margaret (Sollock) Cherniack for 63 years. He was born April 1, 1921,

in New London, son of the late John and Josephine (Rogoz) Cherniack. He had retired from the Kay Company of Meriden and was a U.S. Navy veteran serving in World War II. He was a member of the American Legion, the Tin Can Sailors and loved fishing and baseball. He was a parishioner of St. Thomas Church. Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, James Cherniack and his wife, Anne of Derry, N.H.; a daughter, Jean Griglun and her husband, John, of Southington; his grandchildren, Heather Burt, John Cherniack, James, Jennifer and Joseph Griglun; and his greatgrandchildren, Alexis and Olivia Griglun. He was predeceased by a brother, Walter Cherniack and a sister, Anna Recor. The funeral was held July 21, 2010, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, to St. Thomas Church. Burial was with military honors at St. Thomas Cemetery.

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Obituaries

Alice Perrelli

Alice P. (Whelan) Dillon Winters Perrelli, of Southington, died July 19, 2010, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of James Perrelli. She was born in New York City, on Oct. 21, 1915. “TuTu” went to school in Hartford, lived most of her life in Waterbury and retired to Southington more than 30 years ago. She was a popular

employee at the Department of Motor Vehicles for many years and retired from the State of Connecticut Department of Unemployment. In addition to her devoted husband, “Big Jim,” she is survived by her daughters, Joanne Meier and husband, Darryl and Sharon Dinsmore and husband, Jay, son, James Dillon and wife, Patricia, all of Southington; her stepsons, James, Francis and Thomas Perrelli and their families; she leaves to remember her, a loving combined family of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased

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Aniello Perone Aniello Perone, 74, of Southington, lost his valiant fight to cancer

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The Southington Citizen Friday, July 30, 2010

Letters to the Editor

Zoning laws questioned

To the editor: Recently, the Zoning Board of Appeals ruled that two families living on corner lots on Macintosh Way (bordering Pleasant Street) could not keep their 6-foot, white vinyl fences, because of zoning technicalities. These two families were inexplicably denied variances. There are other properties in town that are on corner lots, with similar fences. Since no one has complained about them, those fences can stay put. Meaning, the zoning laws are not applied uniformly or fairly in our town. I live in this development as well. Those properties border Pleasant Street near the high school, and cars fly

on that section of Pleasant Street. Both families have little kids, and put up expensive, beautiful fences to keep the kids safe. These families live on three-bedroom homes on half-acre lots, and pay about $7,500 a year in property taxes, so they are contributing deeply to our town. The properties are immaculately landscaped. As a result, these families are increasing property values for the whole area. Not good enough for the Zoning Board of Appeals. The zoning board rolled out the red carpet for VIP, which endangers kids and lowers property values. Yet the zoning board denies these two families the right to protect their kids in a way that increases property values. Unbelievable, yet true. Why any voter would vote for

any incumbent on this board is simply beyond me. I gather these folks don’t get invited to too many MENSA picnics. Jamie Mathews Southington

Hall of fame a thrill To the editor: Thank you for Southington High School Hall of Fame induction: I would like to thank the SHS Hall of Fame committee members for choosing the 1983 SHS softball team to be one of the first two teams inducted. It was such a thrill to read the article and realize that out of all the fabulous teams produced at our high school, they felt our team was deserving to go first. Reading of our many accomplishments brought back

Government Meetings

Tuesday, Aug. 3 Planning and zoning commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5 Board of water commissioners, Water Department, 605 W. Queen St, 6 p.m. Conservation commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9 Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10 Zoning board of appeals, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12 Board of police commissioners, Southington Police Department Community Room, 69 Lazy

Lane, 6 p.m. Board of fire commissioners, fire headquarters, 310 N. Main St., 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24 Housing authority, Lincoln Lewis Terrace, 43 Academy St., 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26 Board of education, VoAg Media Center, 700 Pleasant St., 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2 Board of water commissioners, Water Department, 605 W. Queen St, 6 p.m. Conservation commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m.

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such great memories, ones that will always remain with us. Christine Shanley-Buck Plantsville Christine Shanley was the co-captain of the 1983 SHS softball team.

‘This I believe’ To the editor: Summer theatre...When my mom first mentioned these words all I could think was, “There is no way I am going to spend most of my summer at rehearsals.” Then I looked at the paper she brought home and thought, “Maybe this won’t be so bad.” My experience with summer theatre started at my audition for “Pippin.” That was when I met the craziest, goofiest and most wonderful director I have yet worked with: Christy and of course her awesome purple shoes! I will admit, at first Christy kind of scared me. I soon realized that she is actually one of the sweetest people I have ever met. On my first day I was worried that I wouldn’t fit in because I m home schooled so I didn’t know anyone. My worries were wasted. Everyone here has made me feel like part of the family and for that I am truly grateful. So, this I believe: Summer theatre is a place where you can be yourself and not worry about getting judged. Where Joe our music director, wears a skirt and where we do Zumba dressed up like zombies. Most importantly, it is where I hope to be for many years to come. Sarah Beaulieu Southington

Bowman for Probate To the editor: I write in regards to the campaign for the CheshireSouthington Probate Judgeship. I am familiar with Peter Bowman’s character, work ethic and legal experience as I have both attended Quinnipiac University School of

Law with Peter and worked with him as an attorney. Peter Bowman’s opponent has made several misleading claims regarding his legal experience and I want to set the record straight. Peter has experience in the areas of probate and family law. He has worked with area law firms on issues of child custody and protecting the interests of persons with disabilities. He also received a family and juvenile law concentration from Quinnipiac Law. As an attorney in 2008, Peter worked as a Legal Research Clerk with the Superior Court. Peter researched and drafted proposed opinions for Judge’s throughout the state, including areas of family and juvenile law. During his clerkship, Peter educated his colleagues about a particularly complicated and developing area of the law at a state-wide clerks meeting. As a fellow attorney, I am impressed with Peter’s discretion, judgment and compassion for the people involved in the cases he handles. It is not surprising Peter seeks to serve this community as Probate Judge given his calm and solid demeanor when facing difficult challenges. Presently, Peter is a local attorney with a practice focused on litigation. However, Peter continues to work in the area of probate law, drafting probate documents and handling the delicate issues of will challenges. Despite the negativity of his political opponent, Peter is an excellent attorney with the integrity, temperament and experience necessary to serve Cheshire and Southington as your Probate Judge. Christopher Williams West Hartford

Jalowiec for Probate

To the editor: I have known Attorney

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Letters Continued from page 20 Matt Jalowiec for almost seven years now. He is an upstanding individual, a dedicated family man and an impeccable lawyer. He is extremely well versed in Probate law, and I have trusted him to assist me in my own estate planning. Cheshire as well as Southington would be well served by having such an experienced attorney as Matt Jalowiec to serve as Probate Judge. A probate judge needs the experience in dealing with important financial and humanitarian issues. Attorney Jalowiec has over a decade of legal experience doing just that. That is why I trust him, and urge my friends from Southington and my friends and constituents in Cheshire to as well. Please support

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sulted in a loss of “bigger accounts” Meccariello said, or account holders trimming orders by substantial margins. He added that many of the accounts were some of the bigger ones in Plainville. “Everything just caught up to us,” he said. Both Meccariellos, who reside in Southington, said they will miss the store, as it becomes another in a trend of “smaller” store closings. “Every town used to have a plumbing store, an electrical store and a few hardware stores,” the elder Meccariello said. “Now, you are lucky to find one hardware store.”

To the editor: I am writing because I am alarmed by the level of ferocity to which our local politics have risen as of late. Earlier this year I began supporting Matt Jalowiec for probate judge. As most know, current judge Ray Voelker served honorably for over 20 years prior to announcing his retirement. I believe Matt Jaloweic is the perfect candidate to replace him. He has been a practicing probate attorney for 10 years, he is honest, giving to the community, and a dedicated family man. Many who believe, like me, have come

To the editor: On Aug. 10, voters will elect the Republican candidate for probate judge in the newly merged district of Southington and Cheshire. As a Cheshire native and Southington resident with deep community roots — and the legal knowledge, experience and temperament to serve it — I hope to earn your support and your vote. Several years ago I watched a relative struggle with a probate application

for her son. As we sat working through the application, I could not help but think about the other people in the same position. A courthouse can be an intimidating place, and while the American judicial system is the greatest in the world, justice often depends on the character and temperament of the person sitting behind the bench. Last month, a client came to me because he was scared of probate court. We should not be scared of our probate system. It is my goal as your next probate judge to educate the public about probate and make the court as accessible as possible. Our community’s probate judge must share our family values, and make proper decisions when it comes to wills, trusts, persons with disabilities and child custody. The office requires someone with character, in-

This is not the first closing the Meccariellos have had to deal with. They have closed similar stores in Southington and Bristol in recent years, but this will be the final closing for the True Value stores. The Plainville branch had also been located further north on Rt. 10 in the past, as well as another location at Whiting and Broad Street before settling into its current location at 342 East St. “We moved a few times, every time because we had grown out of that store and needed something bigger,” Meccariello said. Throughout the years and moves, however, Meccariello said the business has retained numerous customers – something the family is

thankful for. “To have the Gene’s and the rest of the crew not there is going to be really a sadness for us who knew them, who went in for whatever we needed,” said customer since the ’70s Tom St. Ouge in a letter. “Hardware stores such as True Value can’t be replaced.” The store will remain open until the end of September and avoid an “overnight closing” because Meccariello said the store wants to remain loyal to its customers. Gene Jr. said the business is still offering special orders to satisfy some of the longtime customers, as well as discounts. A sign in front of the business reads that there is a 25-percent dis-

count on store items. The elder Meccariello said it is unfortunate that after all of his years with the business, his son will have to find a new job. “He went to school at UConn and got a degree in accounting,” he explained. “He worked in that field for two-and-a-half years, but that’s not what he wanted. He came back to the store and asked ‘Is there a spot for me (on staff)?’ So I gave him a job and now he is the owner.” Meccariello said the family, small-town feel of the store helped keep it open for 53 years, as well as the staff. “People like to come to people with knowledge (of hardware),” he said. “It’s inand-out, one-stop shopping.”

Matt Jalowiec for Probate Judge in the primary election on August 10, 2010. S. “Woody” Dawson Cheshire

Politics in probate race

Letters Policy — No political letters will be printed Aug. 6 — E-mail letters to news@southingtoncitizen.com — The Citizen will print only one letter per person each month. — Letters should be 300 words or less. We will edit longer letters and their publication will be delayed. — We will only print signed letters. — Please include your phone number so we can contact you. — Deadline is by noon Monday.

out to support him. Matt Jalowiec is the only experienced candidate in this race for probate judge and his honesty and integrity shine in stark contrast to his opponent. Pat Angle Southington

Probate judge needs deep ties

tegrity and proper judicial temperament. We must elect a Republican, who has the positive character of this community and the sense of justice required to serve on the bench. My professional experience, the trust of my clients and the bonds I’ve built throughout this community speak for themselves. I am proud to have the support of many fellow Republicans, including our own state Sen. Sam Caligiuri and Southington Town Councilmen Ed Pocock III, Dr. Al Natelli and John Dobbins. On Aug. 10, I hope to earn your vote as well. Peter Bowman Cheshire Peter Bowman is the probate judge candidate for the Cheshire-Southington Probate District.

The customers who have made the store what it is, Meccariello said, is what he will miss the most. “I’ve seen three generations of families come through those doors,” he said, pointing to the entrance. “We will miss the congeniality and rapport we had with our customers and businesses helping them with their special needs, their special projects, advice, and special ordering,” the Meccariellos said in a written statement. “The interaction with people, solving their problems gave us a good feeling of satisfaction.”

The Fun CT Fact of the Week So far this summer, the National Weather Service has confirmed tornadoes touching down in Bridgeport, Bristol, Litchfield, Thomaston and Terryville. In just a matter of minutes, powerful wind gusts as fast as 90 mph – along with rain, hail and lightning – twisted off tree tops, uprooted and toppled trees, damaged homes and businesses and left area residents in the dark. Did you know that in 1956 The Travelers Insurance Company was the first insurance company to establish its own weather research center, allowing it to follow weather patterns and warn of impending storms and other natural disasters? —Office of Gov. M. Jodi Rell


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Breast Cancer Voyage

The Breast Cancer Voyage presented by Dr. Sherri Bernier, a 13-year breast cancer survivor, of Bernier Hypnosis and Life Enrichment, will be held Saturday, July 31, at 12:30 p.m., at the Natural Path, 790 S. Main St., Plantsville. Participants can learn the benefits of guided imagery while on the journey. This is free and open to the public. For more information or to register call (860) 944-0962 or bernierhypnosis@sbcglobal.net.

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The 5th annual two-man scramble, organized by McCabe’s Moving and Storage,

will be held Saturday, July 31, Pine Valley Golf Course, 300 Welch Road, Southington. Registration is at 11 a.m. and the shotgun start will be at 12:30 p.m. The cost includes the tournament and a banquet at the Falcons Club, 33 Knowles Ave., Southington. Proceeds benefit the Botteon family, of which several family members are being treated for cancer. For more information or to sponsor, e-mail mccabesauctions@aol.com or call Jim McCabe at (860) 6213270.

Fundraiser for family The Southington Health & Wellness Fair will be held Thursday, Aug. 5, 5 to 9 p.m., at Testa’s Banquet Facility,

Free fitness program Eight Weeks to a Better You is a free fitness program offered by the Southington Community YMCA, through collaboration with the Southington Health Depart-

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intelligent girls who were all my age. It felt really empowering to be in a room with future leaders. LGS pushed us to challenge ourselves to do things we didn’t think we were capable of doing.” Rodriquez said she felt the hardest thing was trying to hear the other participants’ opinions and also trying to come up with a solution that would satisfy everyone. “When we had Senate meetings we often had lengthy and controversial discussions regarding some of the bills. Even though it was tough at times, it was always interesting,” she said and added that experiencing this opened her eyes to the other side of an issue. Rodriguez says that the most important lesson she took from LGS was “not be afraid of being a leader. LGS taught me how to be a stronger, more independent individual.” Mongillo said LGS is dif-

ferent from other extracurricular activities, because of the hands-on experiences. “We’re taught how government functions at the state level by actually mimicking it, not being told how it works,” she said. “The most important thing I learned from LGS was to make the most of everything, good and bad. I think we were all a little apprehensive in the beginning, but you get out what you put into it, so I was determined to make the most of my experience and I really had an enjoyable time. “What I found truly unique [at] LGS was that in the time from Sunday to Friday we were able to learn the vernacular, make amazing friendships, get more bills passed than ever before, and enjoy ourselves,” Girardin said. “I am certain that LGS is a once in a lifetime experience that nobody can find anywhere else.”

Briefs Singers needed to help feed the hungry Singers are being encouraged to attend the Southington Sings “A Karaoke Contest” to help raise money for Community Services and also compete for a four night vacation in Antigua. The contest will continue every Wednesday night for the next four weeks starting at 8:30pm, at Machiavelli’s Restaurant, located at 75 Center Street in Southington, and is open to any contestant over the age of 16 who lives in the Southington and surrounding areas. There is a fee and in the past weeks donations have been made. All those wishing to sign-up for future dates (August 4, 11, 18) are encouraged to contact Bill Lynch at The Vacation Center by calling 860-621-4777.

Barnes free for military The Barnes Museum, 85 N. Main St., is participating in the Blue Star Museums program, which allows free ad-

mission to active military and up to five family members. This is a partnership between Blue Star Families, the National Endowment for the Arts, and more than 600 museums across America. For more information, visit the Web site www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums. To contact the Barnes Museum, call (860) 628-5426.

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The 15th Annual Franciscan Golf Classic, sponsored in-part by Webster Bank, will be held Monday, Aug. 23, at Tunxis Plantation Golf Club, Farmington. The day includes golf, food and prizes. There is a charge to attend this fundraiser to benefit the Franciscan Life Center and Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care. For information, reservations or sponsorship opportunities, call (203) 237-8084 or visit www.flcenter.org.

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The Southington Citizen Friday, July 20, 2010

July Ongoing events Town pools open — Southington town pools are open for the season. The schedule follows. Recreation Park, Maxwell Noble Drive, Monday to Friday, noon to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Veterans Memorial Pool, Woodruff Street, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 12:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, 1 to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Information: Parks and Recreation Department, (860) 276-6219. Skate park open — The YMCA Camp Sloper Skate Park is officially open for the season to all Southington residents and members of the SouthingtonCheshire Community YMCAs. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday noon to 5 p.m. Each par-

ticipant under the age of 18 will need to have a parent signed waiver form before being allowed to skateboard or rollerblade. No bikes allowed. A helmet is also required. Information: contact Pat Rosin, Outdoor Center Program director, at: (860) 621-8194, ext. 308 or prosin@southingtoncheshireymca.org.

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at Southington High School. Remaining showtimes are: Friday, July 30, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., at SHS. There is an admission fee to attend. Information: contact the Parks and Recreation office at 860276-6219. Blood Drive — American Legion Auxiliary, Kiltonic Unit 72, will be hosting a blood drive on Friday, July 30th from 1:45pm to 6:30pm at the Legion Post home, 64 Main St.

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Farmers Market — Every Friday, from 3 to 6 p.m., there is a Farmers Market featuring stategrown produce at 1003 S. Main St., in Plantsville. There is no admission fee. Jitters Coffeehouse — Jitters Coffeehouse, 1273 Queen St., will have a concert at 8 p.m. on July 30 — Rick Street, folk music, information call (860) 747-1100. “Pippin” — The Spotlights program will present “Pippin” on July 29 and 30

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Drive-in movie — The movie, “Big,” will be shown at the site of the former Southington Drive-In on Meriden Waterbury Road. It is sponsored by The Mill Foundation. Gates open at 6 p.m.; show time at sunset. Rain date is Sunday. Southington residents pay $10 a carload; $12 for nonresidents; walk-ins welcome but should bring chairs and

a portable radio. The soundtrack will be on a specific radio station. Food vendors are on site. Movies subject to change. Breast Cancer Voyage — The Breast Cancer Voyage presented by Dr. Sherri Bernier, a 13-year breast cancer survivor, of Bernier Hypnosis and Life Enrichment, will be held Saturday, July 31, at 12:30 p.m., at the Natural Path, 790 S. Main St., Plantsville. Participants can learn the benefits of guided imagery while on the journey. This is free and open to the public. For more information or to register call (860) 944-0962 or bernierhypnosis@sbcglobal.net. Early child orientation — The Southington Community YMCA will be hosting an orientation for its Early Childhood Programs on Saturday July 31 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the YMCA Learning Center, 30 High St. Families are invited to learn more about the

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programs, our curriculum, meet staff and educators. Free refreshments will be served. No registration for the orientation is required. Information: call (860) 6218130 or visit at www.southingtoncheshireymca.org. Golf tournament — The 5th Annual Two Man Golf Tournament and banquet sponsored by McCabe’s Moving and Storage will be held Saturday, July 31 at Pine Valley Golf Course, 300 Welch Road, Southington. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Botteon family. The cost includes the golf tournament and a roast beef banquet. Golfers join the banquet immediately after the tournament at the Falcons Club, 33 Knowles St., Southington. If a participant would like to attend only the banquet there is a fee to attend and the ban-

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Getting to Know... Joe Benson William Joseph Benson Outfielder Birthplace: Hinsdale, Ill. Born: March 5, 1988 Throws: Right Bats: Right 6-2, 211 High School: Graduated from Joliet Catholic Academy in Joliet, Ill – played football and basketball along with baseball...Named preseason AllAmerican – honored as AllState and All-Conference Player of Year in baseball senior year. In the system: Twins second-round pick (64th overall) in the 2006 June Amateur Draft. As of July 26, was batting .242 in 70 games with the Cats, registering 15 home runs – leads team, 32 RBIs (second on team), six triples – leads team, 14 doubles, 62 hits and 43 runs (second on team), while slugging .520 – leads team. On playing baseball in Central Connecticut...“It’s fun playing out here, the people out here really love their baseball, but at times, when we’ve struggled, our fans have been against us a little bit.” Comparing baseball in Connecticut to Florida...“The weather’s a lot better (for hitting); the ball flies a lot more than it did last summer in Fort Meyers (Fla.) and it’s an enjoyable experience.” Playing in front of the fans...“We’ve had good crowds all summer. The fans have been pretty into it, pretty loud, down at times, but we have great fans here.” As a highly touted prospect, life...“If you play that way, it’s just going to drive you crazy. There are already so many stats in this game, if you concentrate on them, it’ll start to eat at you, so you just go out and take it at bat by at bat.”

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Rock Cats in the Valley

Outside Southington and the Apple Valley lies the home of one of the premier minor league baseball franchises across the country, that team being the New Britain Rock Cats, the AA affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. With the signing of a new agreement last week between the Twins and Cats to keep the two teams linked through the fall of 2012, The Citizen decided to take a closer look at a team that may be a next-door neighbor, but has many Southington ties. For the final week of July, we’ll look at one of the Cats’ big-slugging outfielders, as well as delve closer into the Rock Cats involvement in Southington’s community.

It’s all in the family Cats’ community involvement supersedes borders By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen Whether a diehard or casual sports fan, or even a somewhat interested observer, the tendency often is to get swept up in success and have emotions ride on whether a team is winning or losing – the numbers game as it’s rightly called. But in reality, sports are an entertainment business, bringing people, businesses and groups together for an enjoyable time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. In Southington, one of those sporting outlets lies over the line in New Britain, where the Rock Cats pay less focus on who their property taxes are going to and more at drawing in groups and businesses across town lines for an always enjoyable experience. “We’ve been doing a day at the park for the last five years or so; recently we’ve been doing it on the Rock Cats’ Faith and Family Day, it kind of ties it in, and we’ve had people from our choir, including our organist and instructor, singing either God Bless America

or the National Anthem,” said Bill Wisk, former president and current public relations director of the St. Dominic’s men’s club in Southington. The church group is one of the many major organizations involved with the Rock Cats, according to Cats’ assistant general manager, Ricky Ferrell. “It’s a nice day for the church [and] for the men’s club,” explains Wisk. New Britain Stadium lends itself nicely to groups and organizations because it is a serene place to watch a game, no matter the result on the field. “We had an event over there with our restaurant where we did a wine tasting,” said Phil Barnett, marketing director and co-owner of TD Homer’s Grill on Queen Street. “We decided if we’re going to do a tasting, let’s do it at the Rock Cats where we can host a couple hundred people in one location. “I think we had about 80 or 100 of our staff that could come out that evening and just try

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On the Rock Cats struggles...“It gets tough, it has its ups and downs, but obviously, no matter how you’re doing personally, it’s more fun when you win as a ball club, so you want to do your best to help your teammates every day win a ballgame.” Greatest moment on the diamond...“We beat Puerto Rico in the PONY World Series in Monterey, Calif., when we were 12 on a walk-off home run...that was awesome. My first career grand slam in Reading this year was in the ninth inning, down two (runs), that was pretty cool. And I had a walk-off home run in the Gulf Coast League on a hit-and-run – that was my first season when I was 18, that was a pretty cool moment.” Most embarrassing baseball moment...“I punched a wall last summer and broke my hand; I missed two months with that. That was pretty embarrassing.” Favorite movie: Raging Bull Favorite actor/actress: Robert De Niro Ideal meal: “Anything my mom cooks. First week I’m home in the off-season it’s just all home cooking by my mom and grandma, so I’d have to say home cooking.” — Compiled by Michael Guerrera mguerrera@southingtoncitizen.com

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Extra-inning defeat hands Post 72 quick playoff exit By John Pettit Special to The Citizen

Southington American Legion Post 72 starter Alex Roger was terrific Tuesday. The right-hander pitched all nine innings, allowing just two runs on eight hits. The only problem was that Danbury’s D.J. Miller was even better. Miller scattered two hits with eight strikeouts, two walks and a hit batter to outduel Roger and lead Post 60 to a 2-1 victory over Southington in the first round of the American Legion State Play-in Tournament at Fontana Field. “What a game!” Southington coach Jim Gugliotti said. “I would have paid to watch this game. It was two great pitchers. I figured Danbury would be tough and they

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Southington had a chance in the bottom half of the ninth when Roger led off with a walk, but Miller (5-1) got a 4-6-3 double play and a strikeout to end the game. “It was a great game on both ends,” Morrissey said. “(Roger) got better as the game went on. He was phenomenal. So was D.J. He’s going to UConn-Avery Point next year. He was one of the best pitchers in the state (at Danbury High), but he was a little overlooked. Hopefully, he gets some recognition in the Legion tournament.” “(Miller) wasn’t a thrower,

The Southington South 11-under District All Stars went 42 in pool play. Top row from left are Chris Borkowski, Jake Babon, Jack Dietz, Kyle Partyka, Drew Farkas, Brayden Cooney and Matt Cianciolo. Bottom row from left are Ben Chasse, Logan LaPorte, Jake Chasse, Stephen Salmon, Mitch Nappi and Jake Bentz. Manager Steve Salmon, center, Coaches Chris Borkowski, left, and Tom Bentz, right.

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he was a pitcher,” Gugliotti said. “He moved the ball in, out, up and down and had a good breaking ball. He did an excellent job.” Roger, an outfielder and senior-to-be at Southington High, finished with nine strikeouts. He walked two and hit a batter. “For me, it’s new,” Roger said of the pitchers’ duel. “I’m not a pitcher. I go out there and try to do my best wherever I play ... I knew with the way (Miller) was pitching I had to keep the score low. We played hard, but we didn’t come up with it at the end.” Post 72 finished the season at 15-13.


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the different wines and the thought process is, it’s a great marriage where we’ll support them and they’ll support us and so that’s why we did our wine tasting over there.” That seamless marriage plays a part in all of the Southington groups hosting events in New Britain. “The Rock Cats are a great public relations organization,” says Art Secondo, president of the Southington Chamber of Commerce. “They know how to market; they know how to broaden their resources. They’re members of the chamber ... they’ve been very helpful with just about anything we wanted to do with the Rock Cats.” Secondo also referenced how it’s a win-win for both parties. 1161158

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“It promotes them and promotes us at the same time.” How the Cats nicely execute the hosting of large groups is to have them on one of their larger terrace decks or field level patio and set the scene for a cookout at the ballpark. “You get the whole experience of a ballpark, you get the energy of the ballpark and [the Rock Cats] are so involved in the community and other businesses, the overall experience – I’ll bring my kids, we had an event with our staff which the youngest person was probably 22 – but it doesn’t matter because it’s really all about the experience,” Barnett explains. The experience is crucial because even in a year when the Cats are not winning much, Southington communities are still just as involved. “It doesn’t matter,” said Barnett of the win-loss

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record. “They just do a great job of getting the crowd in and out and it doesn’t kill the bank at the end of the day.” In talking with Wisk, he said the Cats were the perfect outlet for what he and his group were looking for. “It’s a men’s club and guys like baseball so we always try to find something that we can do [and] hold an event that will interest the parishioners and add to social aspect of it,” he said. Maybe most accommodating about the organization is the willingness to step over town lines into Southington and really greet everyone with sincerity. “They reach out very nicely in the local area,” Wisk said. “The Rock Cats have been very cooperative, especially Kim (Pizighelli), over the past couple years, very flexible with the program, allowing us to take our time putting together ticket sales, the rest of it.” Wisk also said that New Britain reciprocates by sending Rocky, the mascot, to the parish picnic each year as an

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and that this town is as important to the Rock Cats survival as New Britain. “They can’t depend on the basis of New Britain,” Secondo explained. “We’re happy to cooperate with them, even though they’re based in New Britain.” Along the lines of accommodations, in a more literal sense, the Holiday Inn Express on Queen Street serves as the host hotel, housing the visiting teams when they come to town. They could not be reached for comment, but it’s just another major business playing a part in the Cats’ operations. Both big groups, such as the Southington Girls Softball League, and smaller ones, like scout troops, are able to comfortably and affordably enjoy the Rock Cats experience, but at the same time, Southington’s continued presence through its groups and organizations makes it unique one for everyone else. mguerrera @southingtoncitizen.com

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The Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging provides free monthly blood pressure screenings at the Southington Community YMCA, 29 High St. They will be held Aug. 3, 9:30 a.m., Sept. 8, 5

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The Kiwanis Club of Southington will sponsor its annual Robert E. McCormack Golf Tournament Aug. 4 at the 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. There is a cost per golfer that 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 further information or to register call Tom at (860) 621-3931 or Len at (860) 621-3792.

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The Southington Elks Lodge #1669 will hold its 2nd annual golf tournament on Saturday, September 11 at Hawk’s Landing Country Club in Southington. The fee per golfer includes greens fee, 18 holes of golf at Hawks Landing Country Club with a cart, various prizes, beer and soda on the course, lunch on the course, social hour (at Elks Lodge), and awards dinner (at Elks Lodge). Individuals or foursomes are welcome. Tee-times are between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and time requests will be honored on a first come, first served basis. Deadline for tickets is Sept. 4. Sponsorships are also available, including a Hole Flag Sponsor, a Tee Box Sign Sponsor, or donations of prizes.

day, and Thursday 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday 12 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Each participant under the age of 18 will need to have a parent signed waiver form before being allowed to skateboard or rollerblade. No bikes allowed. A helmet is also required to be worn while in the park. If you have any further questions, contact Pat Rosin, Outdoor Center Program Director, at: (860) 621-8194, ext. 308 or prosin@southingtoncheshireymca.org.

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A golf tournament to benefit Central Connecticut Association For Retarded Citizens Inc. will be held Wednesday, Sept. 15 at Timberlin Golf Course, Berlin, with dinner at the Hawthorne Inn. To sign up

Tourney helps family in need The 5th Annual Two Man Golf Tournament and banquet sponsored by McCabe’s Moving and Storage will be held Saturday, July 31 at Pine

Valley Golf Course, 300 Welch Road, Southington. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Botteon family, of which several members are being treated for cancer. There is a cost to play golf and includes the tournament, beef roast banquet. Golfers join the banquet immediately after the tourna-

ment at the Falcons Club, 33 Knowles St., Southington. If a participant would like to attend only the banquet there is a fee to attend and the banquet starts at 5:30 p.m. The deadline is Saturday, July 24. For more information, call Jim McCabe at (860) 621-3270 or mccabesauctions@aol.com

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The Franciscan Landbased Summer Experiences and the Youth Leadership Program of the Franciscan Life Center, Meriden have openings in both programs for the week of June 28 to July 2. Children ages six to 12 are invited to join the Landbased Summer Experiences and youth ages 13 and 14 are welcome to register for Youth Leadership. Both programs begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. Scholarships are available. For information visit the web site at www.flcenter.org or call Rosellyn Giampietro at (203) 237-8084.

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The Southington North Orioles defeated the Pirates from the South on June 29 to capture the Southington Babe Ruth Town Championship. For the first time, the final two teams in the playoff pool had to play a bestof-three series. The North Orioles captured the first game, 13-11. In the second game, another slugfest erupted and the Orioles won the title in a 20-14 battle. It was fitting that both teams met in the finals as they were the top two teams during the regular season. The Orioles were the top seed entering the playoffs, with a 13-0-1 record. Their only blemish on their record was a tie earlier in the year with the Dodgers from the North. The Pirates were the No. 2 seed, with a 12-2 regular season record. Pictured front row from left, Ben Fabian, Steven Damboise, Kyle Connolly and Austin King. Second row from left, Alex Queen, Tommy Cleveland, Zac Susi, Ryan Ferguson, Danny Connolly and Brett Susi. Back row from left, Coach Dave Nichols, Coach Tim Connolly, Tyler Falkowski, Andrew Stearns, Tyler Nichols, Jeff Parsons, Kyle Lucht, Coach Wayne Stearns and Coach Mike Falkowski.

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three to eight (beginners welcome). The camp dates will be Aug. 9 to 12 and Aug. 16 to 19. Orientation camp will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Soccer Stars will be from 5 to 6:15 p.m. There is a fee (there’s a one week minimum). For more information contact Dave Yanosy at (860) 836-7741 or email yanosy_daj@yahoo.com or Sal Pent at (860) 919-3423 or email s.penta@cox.net. Bring cleats, shin guards, soccer attire, ball and water bottle. Not sanctioned or sponsored by Southington High or the Southington Board of Ed.

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Entertainment News

Trip to see fall foliage

The Cruz’in Congos of the First Congregational Church of Southington is sponsoring an overnight fall foliage bus tour of the White Mountains in New Hampshire on Sept. 22 and 23. For more information, call (860) 628-8982 or e-mail mersm@cox.net or Fred

Nyren (860) 628-6256 for a free brochure.

‘Shoes untied’ gang to meet The Gang Scarpa Shoda, which means “shoes untied” in Italian, will soon gather again for its 30th reunion. The group would like to remind all attending that the “Boys from the Hill” reunion is Sunday, Aug. 1, from 9 a.m.

to 5 p.m., at the Woodtick Recreation Center on Nicholas Road in Wolcott. There is a fee to attend and it should be paid by Tuesday, July 20. Male descendants (30 years of age or older) of members are eligible to attend providing the fee is paid. For more information, contact Robert Casale Sr., chairman, at (860) 628-9891.

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Flea market vendors are wanted for the 60th Annual Southington Grange Fair to be held on Saturday, Aug. 14. For more information, call Lisa at (203) 238-1510.

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Kids summer entertainment The Southington Recreation Department presents, the Kids Summer Entertainment Series, which will be held on Tuesdays, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Southington Recreation Park Gazebo in the pine grove, Maxwell Noble Drive. The shows will include two acts: Aug. 3: Zach Ivins, Jim Harkins; Aug. 10: Larry Noiva, Bill the Fun Magician; Aug. 17: WunderLee Arts, Circus Suitcase; Aug. 24: Mr. Magic Ann Shapiro. Shows will take place at the Derynoski Elementary

School Auditorium, 240 Main St., in case of inclement weather. The performances are free.

Poker run to help animals The First Poker Run to benefit Southington Animal Rescue will be held Sunday, Aug. 29 (rain date: Sunday, Sept. 12) with registration at

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Candace Carbone of Kensington and Frederick Carbone of Southington proudly announce the engagement of their son, Matthew John Carbone to Natalie Mireya Chehouri, both residents of Florida. Matthew holds a Bachelor of science in business administration, marketing minor from the University of South Florida and is the Clinic Director of Ideal Image in Tampa. Natalie is currently an elementary education major, English minor, at the University of South Florida in Tampa. A March 10, 2012, wedding is planned in Florida.

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Library, museum summer hours

The Southington Library and Museum will be closed Saturdays from July 1 through Labor Day. In addition the library and museum will be closed Monday, July 5 and Monday, Sept. 6.

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Business Brief Chamber golf tournament The 17th Annual Southington Chamber Cup Classic will be held Thursday, Sept. 30, shotgun start 10:30 a.m., at Hawks Landing Country Club, 201 Pattonwood Drive, Southington. Celebrity emcee is rich Coppola from Fox 61 with various former Red Sox players appearing in-

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peace, 6:37 p.m. Mark A. Wilson, 49, 61 Donovan Road, Oxford, issuing a bad check, 11:20 p.m. May 28: Mohammed F. Rahman, 22, 14 Logan St., New Britain, evading responsibility, operating under suspension, 3:30 p.m. May 29: Scott J. Dade, 22, 800 Terryville Ave., Bristol, two counts third-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit third-degree burglary, two counts sixth-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny, 6:52 a.m.

May 30: Paul Stolfi, 18, 215 North St., Watertown, evading responsibility, 12:23 a.m. Stacey L. Deraleau, 27, 61 Merrell Ave., second-degree breach of peace, 9:03 a.m. Gregory D. Mayle Jr., 26, 61 Merrell Ave., second-degree breach of peace, 9:03 a.m. May 31: Frank R. Summa, 20, 486 Mulberry St., possession of drug paraphernalia, 2:11 a.m. Patrick Morey, 21, 12 Liberty St., possession of drug paraphernalia, second-degree failure to appear, 2:23 a.m. May 24: John Marcuccio, 20, 153 W. Center St., sale of marijuana, possession of marijuana, 9:41

p.m. May 31: Anthony G. Balzano Jr., 41, 130 Manor Road, disorderly conduct, 8:07 p.m. Jeremy S. Brushie, 36, 130 Manor Road, disorderly conduct, 8:10 p.m. June 3: Angelo Perugini, 23, 206 Country Club Road, New Britain, third-degree robbery, conspiracy to commit third-degree robbery, third-degree assault, conspiracy to commit third-degree assault, sixth-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny, second-degree breach of peace, 10:30 a.m. Sara E. Ziegler, 28, 86 George St., Bristol, operating

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Sunday, Aug. 1 Gospel Service 9:00 am Bands start 11:00 am to 5 pm

Bill Cummings, of Southington Fire Company 1, right, works with Pvt. Matthew Lagasse, from the Southington Armory, left, and other volunteers to organize care packages, which will be sent to servicemen and women overseas. Other volunteers included Sgt. Wes Mucik, Sgt. Stephen Jansen, Pfc. James Marquis, of the Armory, Walter Lappen, of Co. 1, and Kate, Erin, Sidney and Jordan Cummings. A collection of goods will be held July 31 at Stop & Shop in Southington.

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Jim Turner, 359 Berlin St., roofing, $6,900. Mark Adams, 1085 W. Center St., garage, $7,000. Peter Rogers, 17 Long Bottom Road, renovation and addition, $75,000. Wells Fargo, 781 Main St., sign, $5,000. St. Dominic Church, 1050

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Flanders Road, remodeling, $2,500. Dean Moore, 206 Stuart Drive, window, $4,000. CT State Dental Assoc., 835 W. Queen St., renovation, $181,186. Brian Dixon, 21 E. Summer St., deck and remodeling, $12,000.

Michael L. Earley to Bruce Fina, 92 Plum Orchard Road, $192,000. Domenic F. Lombardo Jr. and Cheryl R. Lombardo to Alana Palermo, 59 Maxwell Drive, $248,000. James W. and Judith L. Reilly to Dominik A. and Anna J.

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quet starts at 5:30 p.m. The deadline is Saturday, July 24. For more information call Jim McCabe at (860) 621-3270 or mccabesauctions @aol.com Jitters Coffeehouse — Jitters Coffeehouse, 1273 Queen St., will host the following events with doors opening at 8 p.m. on live music nights, unless otherwise noted: July 31 — Gary Blanchard, folk music, information call (860) 747-1100.

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to 8 p.m. at the Southington Recreation Park, (gazebo in the pine grove), South End Road. The show for Aug. 3: Zach Ivins, Jim Harkins. Shows will take place at the Derynoski School Auditorium, 240 Main St., in case of inclement weather.

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Karaoke contest — Southington Sings “A Karaoke Contest” to benefit Southington Community Services will begin July 21 and continue every Wednesday for six weeks, 8 p.m., at Machiavelli’s Restaurant, 75 Center St. Citizens from Southington and the surrounding area are invited to compete to win a grand prize of a vacation to the St James Club Antigua. Contestants can show off their singing talents while also helping to support the community through cover charges and contestant entry fees. Each person attending will receive a Machiavelli chip for their donation that in turn will be used to receive a free drink. Signups for the competition began July 15 and winners from each week will be asked to come back for the semi finals and finals. To register, call (860) 621-4777. Music on the Green — Music on the Green is held on the town green in downtown Southington every Wednesday, weather permitting. Concerts begin at 7 p.m. Rain date is Thursday. There is also a weekly car show, organized by Al Dellafera. Concert on Aug. 4: Dennis Polisky and the Maestros Men, polka music, sponsored by The Hartford.

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DePaolo’s young authors

Photo courtesy of DePaolo Middle School

Each year DePaolo Middle School participates in the Young Authors’ Program. Pictured are the three grade level winners. From left are Nik Thomson, eighth grade, Jessica Lee, seventh grade, Megan Enright, sixth grade, and Sandra Van Valkenburgh, DePaolo’s Literacy Specialist.

JFK students and Peer Advocates take on bullying

Friday

Farmers Market — Every Friday, from 3 to 6 p.m., there is a Farmers Market featuring stategrown produce at 1003 S. Main St., in Plantsville. There is no admission fee. Jitters Coffeehouse — Jitters Coffeehouse, 1273 Queen St., will have a concert at 8 p.m. on Aug. 6 — Ray Mason, folk music, information call (860) 747-1100.

Photo courtesy of John F. Kennedy School

During the school year, John F. Kennedy Middle School Peer Advocates addressed the issue of bullying. Students spoke about the risks of bullying and the different interventions available within the school. Students also declared March 12 as the official day to pledge against bullying. Pictured from left are Kathleen Spagnoletti, Michaela Falk, Nicole Ricker, Helen Dinnan, Alaina Albino, Francesca Sophroniou and Madison Chapman.


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Friday, July 30, 2010 — The Southington Citizen

marketplace

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AUTOMOBILES

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FORD Taurus 2000

AUTOMOBILES

NISSAN Altima 2004 light pewter color, 4 cylinder, auto, great cond, low miles, extra set of tires with rims, asking $9500 or best offer. Call 203-269-8407

HYUNDAI 2001 Sonata GLS Excellent - $3750 OLD Cutlass 1986 68k Like new - $3950 VOLVO 850 1995 Very clean. $1950 (203) 213-1142

TOYOTA Camry Station Wagon, 1996. Excellent condition, all options. New tires. $3,500. Call 203-265-4039

MITSUBISHI Gallant LS4 1994 Sedan. 4 doors. Good condition. New tires. $1500 - Negotiable 203-639-9600

SAAB 9-3 turbo 2003. 55,000 miles. Excellent condition. Fully loaded. Sunroof. Front & side air bags. 4 door. black with charcoal grey leather interior. Asking $10,500. Please call 203-639-1375

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TRUCKS & VANS

FORD Ranger 1997 PS/PB, 5 spd, Fiberglass rear cap $3295. Buy Here - Pay Here!

SUBARU OUTBACK 2009 2.5i Special Edition 4 Door Hatchback, Auto. AWD. 19,296 mi #P1673 $21,595 (203) 949-1104

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SUBARU FORESTER 2010 2.5X Premium 4 Door. AWD. Automatic. 6,865 mi #P1683 $23,995 (203) 949-1104

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SUV’S

8 Beaumont Rd, Wallingford “The Walking Man’s Friend” 8 Beaumont Rd, Wallingford “The Walking Man’s Friend” HONDA Civic Coupe 2002 #917 In these tough economic times we understand how difficult it is to finance a new or used vehicle. Guaranteed Loan Approval Apply Now BChevynow.com Jack Cos 1-866-879-1616

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PS/PB, Auto, AC $3695. Buy Here - Pay Here!

CHEVY Lumina 1996

Loehmann-Blasius ChevroletCadillac Has Been Helping Customers and Our Community for Over 75 Years. Let Us Help Rebuild Your Future and Your Credit, Together. We Change Lives. Call Cindy 888-879-1616

AUTOMOBILES

CHEVY Metro 1997, 4 dr, 4 cyl, newer exhaust, front brakes & battery. Runs great. $1100 OBO. Call 1-203-340-3452 leave message. Located in Meriden

DODGE Neon 2002

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AUTOMOBILES

FORD Explorer Sport 2000

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TOYOTA CAMRY 2000

KIA Sportage EX 1995

$3,488 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

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DODGE STRATUS 2001 CHEVY MALIBU 2002 4 speed, Auto. V6. #DR1199 $3,488 BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

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SUBARU LEGACY 2010 2.5i Premium 4 Door. AWD. Automatic. 6,889 mi #P1679 $22,550 (203) 949-1104


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The Southington Citizen — Friday, July 30, 2010 SUV’S

PETS & LIVESTOCK 2 Three month-old kittens. Pure black, litter trained. Free to good homes. Call 203-265-1034

JEEP Cherokee Grand Laredo 1995 6 cyl, auto, all power. VCR w/screen incl. Engine replaced 2 yrs ago. All maint records. Needs trans work. $1500/best. 203-634-4347 or 203-823-0584

AUTOMOBILES WANTED

BOXER Male, Charlie, one year old, fawn, black muzzle, purebred, lovable, call 203-8501584 for details. BOXERS, Bulldogs, Labs, Chihuahuas, Maltese, Jack Russell, Pugs, Puggle, Shih-Tzu, Maltipoo, Yorkie-poo. $350+. 860-930-4001

1-800-527-3863

Free Towing! MOTORCYCLES ATV’S, ETC.

SELLING HOUSE Dining Room set w/curio. Living Room sofa & chairs Misc furniture - tables, desk. Household items- dishes, etc. Call (203) 234-2180

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

CHIHUAHUA/BICHON Puppies 8 wks, great personality, temperment, playful, smart & loving. $399. Call (203) 715-5681 OLD English Bulldog Puppies Female and male. CKC Registered, 1st shots. $600. Call (203) 237-1512 or 203-715-0190 RAG DOLL KITTENS 2 Flame Males. TICA Reg. Vet checked. Ready to go. Budget Friendy - $500/Best offer. 860- 349-6847 or 860-250-9778

2 NEWEL posts, red oak, for interrior stairs, brand new, identical. Purchased for over $100 each, offering them both for $100. Call 203-537-0974.

2 TICKETS for Paramore/ Tegan & Sara GA/Pit Oakdale for July 27 @6:30pm $60/each Call 860-302-7856 3 WHEEL Rascal scooter w/lifting device. $1500. Call (203) 269-0366 between 5 & 9 pm.

NISSAN Pathfinder 1995 Rebuilt engine. Rebuilt transmission. Lost title. Good for parts only. $750/best offer. (203) 379-0572

CAMPER & TRAILERS

SUMMER FUN! Horseback Riding Lessons & Summer Programs Birthday Parties/Pony Rides Rosehaven Stables 203-238-1600 www.rosehavenstables.com

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES

A/C units (room sized window units) Quasar 7800 BTU ($75 )and Sharp 6000 BTU ($50). Lightly used for 15 summers. Work well. Just got central air. Cash only. 203-238-3660

A/C units (room sized) Two Sharp 5000 BTU window units. Lightly used for 15 summers. Work well. Just got central air. $50 each. Cash only. 203-2383660

CLASS A Motor Home 1988 SunSport 27ft long, 454 engine, A/C, rebuilt engine, sleeps 5 awning all around. Must See! Asking $10,000. 203-269-1229

MARVIN Integrity picture window. 48” square. Divided light. 6 over 4. Pine interior. Bronze exterior. $500 firm. Call (860) 628-0245 NAPIER Jewelry For Sale. Necklaces, earrings & bracelets. 20 pieces. (860) 628-2417 POOL TABLE 8 ft. Slate top. Excellent Condition. Tiffany billiards lite. Used. $1,000. Photos available. Call 860-3437303. PRIDE Jet7 Handicap Power chair. Low mileage. New batteries. $500. Call (203) 3790793

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH

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

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

BOATS & MOTORS

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

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

Call 310-346-1965

SWORDS, HELMETS

203-238-3308

WALLINGFORD - 2BR, 1 1/2 bath townhouse. Completely remod. New carpet, appls, paint & more! No smoking, no pets. 2 mos sec. $1150 203-265-0089

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

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

You Found It! S a g e Po n d P l a c e

1 BR, 2 BR & Studio Starting at $595 per month. Heat & HW incl. Off street parking 203-886-7016 CHESHIRE Clean 3 Private Bedrooms. 1st fl. 2 family. lg yard. Standard appliances. Extra storage. No dogs. $1350/mo. 203-758-7553 or 203-206-8861 CHESHIRE: Lg 1 BR in quiet country setting, near Route 10, minutes from I-691. $850.00, including heat & hot water. Security & references. No pets. Call Lynne at 203-213-5577.

Southington

Studio & 1 Bedroom Apts

BOB DYLAN

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

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

203-235-8431 FISHING TACKLE. Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Call Dave anytime 860-463-4359 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

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS

Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome

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

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

Call Now! also accepting applications for Affordable Units Income Restriction Apply Merit Properties, Inc. Financed by CHFA

Call 310-346-1965

DEE’S ANTIQUES

Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

(860) 828-3958

WANTED: Original 1965 Bushnell Hartford Concert poster. Will pay $3000 CASH!

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden - Studio apt. $595 + sec. Heat & HW incl. Avail. immed! 203-938-3789

L & E PROPERTY Management offers Meriden - 3BR apt, 2nd flr Just Renovated! LR, DR, porch. $950 + sec. & utils. 33 Atkins St. Avail. Immed. 203-938-3789 MER LG 1BR, 2nd flr, W. Side, washer, dryer, stove & fridge incl. 2 rms private storage space included. $824/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm call 203-630-3823 MER. 3BR, 2nd Flr, 187 Crown St, $850 + utl. 1 1/2 mth sec. 646 713-4933 MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. East Side, 3rd flr Studio, $160/wk+ sec. 1BR, 1st fl, $210/wk+sec. 12pm-8pm 203630-3823 or Meridenrooms.com MERIDEN - 2BR, 1st flr, 53 Washington St. No pets. Laundry on site. $825/mo + 2 mos. sec. Call 203-494-2147

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 2 or 3 BR, 1st FL. Good location. Remodeled. Appliances, WD hookup. Off-st parking. No pets. Sec 8 Approved. $950-$1100. Refs. 203-237-5802 MERIDEN 2BR, 1st fl, Good, quiet neighborhood Dishwasher, microwave, W/D hkup, off st park, backyard. $1000/mo. Sect 8 appr’d. No pets. 39 Oak St. Near school. 860-982-6585 MERIDEN 3 BEDROOM Off st parking. Large yard. W/D hookup. Newly renovated. New bathroom. $1100 mo + Sec. Call 203-671-2672 MERIDEN 3 BEDROOM Off street parking, large yard, W/D hookup. Newly renovated. New bathroom. $1100/ mo + Sec. Call 203-671-2672

MERIDEN 32 Cook Avenue

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

MERIDEN - CLEAN 1 ROOM EFFICIENCY $450. Utilities included. 2 mos security. Credit check req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597

MERIDEN 3BR, 1st floor Stove & refrigerator included. New paint. $900 plus utilities. Section 8 Approved. (860) 833-3920

MERIDEN 4 BR 1.5 Bth, Hubb. Pk, Fridge, range, micro, dishwasher, washer/dryer, garage. $1450/mo. 203-880-9466 or 101eaton@gmail.com

MERIDEN - LARGE 3 BR, 1st FL Hdwd flrs. Stove, fridge, washer & dryer. Nice yard. No pets. Off st parking.$1050 + sec. 203-715-5829. Sec 8 approved.

MERIDEN 3rd FL, 2 Bedrooms, 1 bath. No pets. New carpets. Off-street parking. Stove & refrigerator. (203)237-8992 After 5pm. $750 + 1 mon. sec.

MERIDEN. Hubbard Park area, 2 BR, LR, DR, remodeled kit, private yard. Completely remodeled. $1400. No pets. Call (203) 589-1278

MERIDEN 1 & 2BR Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, sec & refs. No pets. 203- 239-7657 or 203-314-7300

MERIDEN 4 BRs, 7 Rooms, 1st Floor Eat-In Kitchen. W/D hookup. Off street parking. $1200/month Plus security. Call 860-508-6877

MERIDEN 1 Bedroom for Rent Large, clean, quiet. 2nd Floor. Utilities included. Apartment to share. $500. (917) 406-3478

MERIDEN 404 Center Street 1 BR starting at $600 1st & 3rd Fl. Appliances incl. Utils sep. Off st. parking. No pets. Sec & ref. Mike (203) 537-6137

HOUSES FOR RENT

WANTED: Original 1965 New Haven Arena concert poster. Will pay $3000 CASH!

FOR RENT

Flanders West Apts

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

ROLLING STONES

1984 Glassmaster Regency 210 470 MerCruiser. Good condition. Asking $1800. (203) 500-4460

203-238-3499

Piano Lessons

FULL SOLID OAK 7 Piece Bedroom Set. Originally $3500. Now $1500 or best offer. Custon Mauve Blinds Orig $275-Now $150 or best offer. TV Cart $30. All like new. (203) 265-7186

CONDOMINIUMS

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

BOSTON Red Sox Bus Trip Thurs Aug 5 7:05 game time Bus leaves Wlfd at 3pm. $90.00 per person. call 203-605-2087 for info.

KEGERATOR/Beer Refrigerator - Complete with tap. 2 CO2 tanks. $200 or best offer. Call (860) 793-9911 after 4pm.

HONDA VT 750C Shadow Aero 2005 Only 2900 miles. Showroom. First $3800 (860) 621-0511

NISSAN Pathfinder 1995 Rebuilt engine. Rebuilt transmission. Lost title. Good for parts only. $750/best offer. (203) 379-0572

HOT TUB Jacuzzi brand. Great condition. Has dual waterfalls with changing color lights. AM/FM stereo with CD player, pop-up speakers. Seats 6-7 people. Paid $12,000 - asking $5,000. (203) 715-8801

WANTED TO BUY

DOG CRATE 36” Long, 22” Wide, 24” Tall. $25. (203) 269-6805

AUTO PARTS

SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS

$ ALWAYS BUYING! $

CASH And/Or Tax deduction for your vehicle. Call

The Jewish Childrens Fund

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES

WALLINGFORD Easy access to I-91. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full baths. Possible in-law. Includes appliances. $1,675. Plus security & reference check. 203-265-5729

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 54 North Ave. 2BR. $675/mo + 2mos sec. Call (203)223-3983 MERIDEN 5Rm Crown Vill. $775. Lease, Sec & Ref. Sec 8, No pets. 203-668-5901 MERIDEN MOVE IN SPECIAL Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841

Meriden Reduced Rent Pay for a 1 Bedroom and Move into a 2 Bedroom. $750. Heat & HW incl. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN- 1BR - $750/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Call for info 203-639-4868 MERIDEN- 2BR Apt, Crown St. $825. No utilities included and requires. 1 mo. sec. Section 8 approved. 203-815-5399 MERIDEN- 2BR TOWNHOUSE 1-1/2 Bath, Full Basement, WD Hookup. Cul-de-sac. $875. 2 mos sec. Credit check req’d. No pets. (203) 284-0597 MERIDEN- 5 rms, 2BRs, 2 bathrooms, 3 floors. Call 203-2137714 MERIDEN- Large, clean, 34BRs, w/w carpet, ceramic tile, stove & fridge. Center St area. 203-238-3908 MERIDEN- Nice 1BR, 72 North First St., Apt 5. Parking, appliances, $595. Credit, references. No pets. 203-238-1890 MERIDEN-3BR Apartments 1st & 3rd Floor. Off st parking. Updated. Quiet, dead end st. Small pets ok. Available now. Call (203) 641-8483


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Friday, July 30, 2010 — The Southington Citizen

ATTIC & BASEMENTS CLEANED GARY Wodatch Demolition Services. Sheds, pools, decks, garages, concrete walks, patios, Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430 GARY wodatch Debris removal of any kind. Homeowner’s, contractor’s, small dumpsters avail. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430

CARPENTRY

EXCAVATING

HARDWOOD Flooring Install, Sand, Finish, Repair, Designs Fully insured. We guarantee your satisfaction! Flexible & efficient! (203) 395-6004 Marcelo

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

CONCRETE & CEMENT

NILES CONSTRUCTION Specialists in concrete work, garage & room additions foundations. Monolithic pouring. Fully insured. 50 years in business. #0625778 203-269-6240

Offers complete excavation services, drainage, underground utilities. 50+ yrs exp. 203-237-5409 CT Reg #503554

FENCING DRIVEWAYS

CHEAPER THAN A DUMPSTER! Garages, Attics, Basements, Lawn Maint., Brush, Pools, Decks, etc. Sr discounts. 203-238-0106 JUNK REMOVAL- Attic, House cleanouts, garages, yards, basements, sheds. Sr. Discounts. You point, we take! Lowest price guaranteed! Don 203-235-1318

MIDSTATE PAVING DRIVEWAYS 3 year warranty Reasonable rates. CT Reg 575852 203-238-1708

DUMPSTERS

HOUSE CLEAN Outs, Garages Basements, Attics, Yards Big or Small..... We Take It All Free Estimates. Call Ed.

ELECTRICAL SERVICE

All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service

SMALL JOBS WELCOME

Bankruptcy

203-237-2122

Free Consultation Keep home, auto, 401k, etc. STOP FORECLOSURES IRS & “Repos” Atty F.W. Lewis 439 Main St, Yalesville 203-265-2829 “Debt Relief Agency” We help people file for relief under the bankruptcy code

CARPENTRY

HARDWOOD Flooring Install, Sand, Finish, Repair, Designs Fully insured. We guarantee your satisfaction! Flexible & efficient! (203) 395-6004 Marcelo WINDOW & Door Replacement Repairs of all types. Additions, Decks, Garages, Finish bsmt, Complete Home Improvement. Free est. 203-238-1449 # 578107 www.marceljcharpentier.com

EXCAVATING

FUDA CONSTRUCTION LLC No job too small, driveways, parking lots, any concrete sidewalks, curving. etc. New or repairs of water or sewer service, any excavation needs. Prompt free est. Fully licensed & insured. Reg #630230. Call 203-235-1030 or 203-537-7303.Check us BBB.org GRADING, Drainage, Foundations, Trucking, Retaining Walls, Pavers, Water/Sewer/Septic. Lic. #1682. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846 MC/Visa Accepted K & A ENTERPRISES Water & sewer lines, inground tank removal, drainage, grading, additions, pavers. Insured. Reg# 571435 203-379-0193

AFFORDABLE SERVICES -Specializing in total home improvement inside and out. Free estimates. 203-886-8227 CT Reg #455709. Local and Insured. J&C Complete Home Restoration Beat any price by 10% Payment plans available Free Est. Lic & Ins #578015 203-427-1256 or 860-681-6943 J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880

HOUSE CLEANING GUTTERS

GUTTERS DON’T WORK IF THEY’RE DIRTY

PROF Guttering cleaning along w/the down spouts. Free est. CT Reg #0619909. 203-715-2301 biggreenhomeimprovement.com HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM Seamless Gutters/Downspouts Gutter cleaning/repairs Call today for free estimate. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

HANDYPERSONS T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC

ATTORNEYS

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

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

15 yard roll-off Dumpsters $350 20 yard roll-off Dumpsters $450 203-537-0360 www.EmpireLLC.biz

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

AFFORDABLE SERVICES Kichens, baths, all carpentry, patios, walkways & more. Free estimates. 203-886-8227 CT Reg #455709. Local and Insured. SCOTT SHOP Handyman Service “Honey-Do List Specialist” Mowing, Home & Yard Maint., Painting, Powerwash, Small Repairs, etc. (203) 715-2951 CT #839824

A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS CT Reg #606277. DON’T MOVE - IMPROVE! Free estimates. 203-631-1325

HEATING & COOLING

ABSOLUTE BEST Prices! John Mansolf Plumbing & Heating. 25 Years Experience. Licensed & Insured. 10% Senior Citizen Discount Call 203-815-6276 DON’T Wait til it’s too late. Annual AC tune-up. Call Duane Co. Quality work. Major credit cards. Low rates. 203-379-8944 #400335-S1

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

JUNK REMOVAL

Pete In The Pickup For All Your Junk Removal Needs 203-886-5110

KITCHEN & BATH REMODELING

LANDSCAPING

HEDGE TRIMMING No Hedge/shrub too big, small or tall. Fully Ins. Free estimates. Quality Landscaping, LLC. WWW.QLSLLC.COM Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118

Quality Landscaping, LLC Spring clean-ups, Property & Lawn Maintenance, landscaping, stone work. Jim. CT Reg #620306 WWW.QLSLLC.COM 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118 CROSS ROADS SERVICES Landscape Contractors. Design, build & maintain. CT#553037 (203) 627-8750 JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Hedge trimming & all your landscape needs. Top Quality Work. Fully Lic’d & ins’d. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311 LAWN mowing, yard clean-ups, hedge trimming, brush, shrub pricker & tree removal. Gutters cleaned, Junk Removal. Free written est. Don 203-235-1318

POWERWASH RICK’S AFFORDABLE Clean-ups, brush, tree & pricker removal. Hedge trimming. Much, much more. 11 yrs exp. 203-530-4447. PROF landscaping srv. Providing excavating, landscape design, planting, hedge trim, mowing, #0619909. 203-715-2301

C&M CONSTRUCTION

MASONRY JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 26 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498

PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING

L & E PAINTING Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg #623250 www.landeprop.com Call Trevor (203) 938-3789

ABSOLUTE BEST Prices! John Mansolf Plumbing & Heating. 25 Years Experience. Licensed & Insured. 10% Senior Citizen Discount Call 203-815-6276

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

POWER WASHING MIRKEL PAINTING Exteriors from $899. Powerwashing decks. Popcorn ceilings. CT Reg #569864. Ed 203-824-0446

PAVING

FUDA CONSTRUCTION LLC No job too small, driveways, parking lots, any concrete sidewalks, curving. etc. New or repairs of water or sewer service, any excavation needs. Prompt free est. Fully licensed & insured. Reg #630230. Call 203-235-1030 or 203-537-7303.Check us BBB.org

POWER WASHING Is Spring cleaning On the outside. FREE ESTIMATES. Call Kevin 203-440-3279 POWERWASHING Now made affordable. Full house or spot washing. Fences & decks. Olsen Powerwashing. Free estimates. Fully ins. 203-272-2699

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

MIDSTATE PAVING

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

PLUMBING

OTHERS Wash - WE CLEAN! GONE! Gutter black lines... GONE! Green Mold... GONE! Black Mildew... Dirt, Grease & Grime... GONE!

203-631-3777 or 860-839-1000

LANDSCAPING

thepowerwashingkings.com Bill Rudolph Landscaping Cert inst-walls, walkways, patios, paver sealing, landscape design, waterscapes, edging, mulch, stone, drainage & backhoe work. Free est. #563661. 203-237-9577

L & E LAWN CARE & LANDSCAPING Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg. #623250 www.landeprop.com Call Trevor (203) 938-3789 GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. Lic ins. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430

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

biggreenhomeimprovement.com

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

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

DRIVEWAYS - 3 year warranty! Reasonable rates. CT 575852 203-238-1708

D & G PAVING Over 25 yrs exp. Paving, seal coating, concrete work. CT Reg#0577005. 203-237-6058 WE work well with com and res property owners. We wash decks, walls, walkways, vinyl siding, wood & alum siding. Lic 0619909. 203-715-2301 biggreenhomeimprovement.com

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

NEW ENGLAND TREE SERVICE Tree Removal, pruning, stump grinding, bucket truck. Fully insured. Free estimates. Office: 203-671-8950

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

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

Bill Rudolph Contractor Cert inst-walls, walkways, patios, paver sealing, drainage & backhoe work. Free est. #563661. 203-237-9577

ROOFING

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

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


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The Southington Citizen — Friday, July 30, 2010 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

HOUSES FOR SALE

HOUSES FOR SALE

CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE

WALLINGFORD-2BR, 1st flr, W/D hkup, front porch, quiet street, clean. $950/mo + sec. Avail now. Call 203-537-0360 WLFD. 1BR w/stove & refrig including heat & hw. Starting at $695. No pets. Lease, sec. JJ Bennett Realty 203-265-7101

ROOFING

SERVICES OFFERED

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

A GREAT team to bartend your next special event. Hardworking, professional, energetic team that will make any function a success. 203-619-2767

TOP SOIL SAND & FILL

HAZELWOOD EXCAVATING Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.

203-269-0135

WLFD. 2BR OVERSIZED Townhouse, appl’d kit., 3000SF, lots of storage & closet space, laundry room. NO PETS. $1195. Call J.J. Bennett, 203-265-7101. WLFD: Well maintained/clean, 2 BR, large 4 room, 3rd floor, $800 + utilities. 2 BR, 5 room, 1st floor, $1000 + utilities. Porches, laundry, off st. parking, good credit, No pets/ smoking. Tom 203-889-1940

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

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203-269-3559 New Roofs, Reroofs, Tearoffs lic#565514 www.EmpireLLC.biz

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

SIDING

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

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

Gonzalez Construction ★★★★★★★★

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

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

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

★★★★★★★★

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

Fully license/insured. CT Reg# 577319

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

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

TOP SOIL SAND & FILL

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

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

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

APARTMENTS FOR RENT

MERIDEN-3BR, 2nd flr, 3 James St. W/D hookup. No pets/ smoking. Credit Check & refs. $900/mo + utils & security. Call 203-639-8285

SOUTHINGTON Downtown 1BR, 136 Center St, Heat/garbage/ HW incld. No pets. $700/month. Call Mike 860-919-1908

MERIDEN-Large Modern 2BR, Hrdwd flrs, laundry room, prvt porch, Off st prking. 38 Summer St. $800/mo. Call 203-6852836 or 203-710-9474

SUMMER BROOK APTS

MERIDEN-Nice 3BR. 2nd flr, stove & refrig. $850/mo + sec.

203-237-8384 MERIDEN-Terrific 1BR in Modern E. side, secure bldg in small complex. Lg. kit & bath, stove, fridge, DW. Deck, off st. park. $685 incl. HW. 203-284-1822 x210 MERIDEN. Studio apt, downtown on bus line. $525/mo plus util. No pets. (203) 982-3042 SOUTHINGTON - 1 1/2 RM Efficiency, near I-84 $135/wk. Incld heat & HW, A/C, appl’s. Sec dep & refs req 860-620-0025

NEW ENGLAND TREE SERVICE Tree Removal, pruning, stump grinding, bucket truck. Fully insured. Free estimates. Office: 203-671-8950 GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430

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

203-639-0032

HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM

ROOMS FOR RENT TREE SERVICES

Recently Remodeled 1BR - $725, 2 BR - $850-$875, 3BR - $1050 Incl. heat, HW, off st parking Income Guidelines Apply Applications can be obtained at 35CC Darling St. Southington 860-621-1700 EHO Financed by CHFA Creative Management & Realty Co., Inc. WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 4 Rooms, 1st fl. $850. Updated kitch w/microwave & DW, laundry hookup in bsmnt. 1 off st parking. Gas heat/H20. 177 Washington St. (203) 949-8656

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

MERIDEN $100 per week. Fully furnished BR, Kit & LR. All utils & cable TV incld. Washer & dryer on site. No drugs or alcohol. Please Call 203-537-6284 MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $130/wk. + sec call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or www.Meridenrooms.com

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

COVENTRY Custom, Cape. Country setting. Granite counters. Fully applianced. 2nd floor student suite Hardwood floors. Fireplace. Vinyl siding. Attached 2-car garage. Central air. Big yard. Open Space Subdivision For future UConn parents, you can save the cost of room and board each year. Possible savings of $40,000 or more for one student New home to be built $449,900 Call Lawrence Nadeau Const. 860 919-6592 Coventry, 4 bed., 2 1/2 baths. MERIDEN- New & existing homes, condos, land. Visit our website. www.galleriahouses.com Galleria RE 203-671-2223

WALLINGFORD 2BR 1 bath Cape Cod on East Side of town. HW flrs, updated kit cherry cabinets, updated bath, newer windows, gas heat, HW. $269,900. Al Criscuolo 203-265-5618

MERIDEN Rare Find! 3 Bdrm Mattabasset condo w/1 full & 2 half baths. Sunken Lrm, formal Drm & LL Fam rm, too! This seller to ready to move. Wm Raveis RE Susan 203-668-1049 MERIDEN- Spacious 2BR Townhouse with FP, garage, central air, pool and more. Asking $143,900. Quality Realty, LLC 203-235-1381 SOUTHINGTON-FURNISHED 2BR TH Condo on Rt 322. 1 1/2 baths, private deck. MANY UPGRADES. EZ access to Bristol & Cheshire. $135,000. Call 860-841-9412 WALLINGFORD- Clean 1BR Ranch w/central air. Secure building. Asking $95,000. Quality Realty, LLC 203-235-1381

MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE MERIDEN/WALLINGFORD BRAND NEW DELUXE 2BR HOME IN UPSCALE PARK! FINANCING AVAILABLE! $69,900

SOUTHINGTON -1 Rm available. $135/wk Good home, good neighborhood. 860-620-0852

203-799-7731 HELP WANTED

GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT

PRICKER REMOVAL RICK’S AFFORDABLE Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or small. 11 yrs exp. 203-5304447.

NO BANK QUALIFYING!!

MERIDENMini-Storage/Garage Space

$200/mo.

Bristol - 3br 2 bath Cape w/detached garage Viewing available 24/7 Call for more details 860-517-8211

Ideal location w/great access Mr. Griswold

203-537-1130 GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430

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

STORES & OFFICES FOR RENT

CHESHIRE Office Space in professional center, central location. Suites 150 - 2,000 sq ft (203) 234-9681 or email ktellerico@mindspring.com

MERIDEN $359,900 Better than new construction! Gorgeous 45BR, 3 full bath Colonial. Spacious rooms, HW and wide planked pegged flooring. Remodeled throughout. Oversized heated 2 car garage. Linda 203-235-3300

SOUTHINGTON, 1999 Colonial on Cul-de-sac, 3-4 BR's, 2 1/2 newer baths (master w/slate), 2 fireplaces, newer hdwd, granite, ss appliances and much more. Cherry cabinets, 22x8 master closet, c/air, security/ irrigation system, fence, new shed. FSBO $369,900, call 860-426-0099 for showing.

OPEN HOUSES

APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 5 Rooms, Upgraded 3rd Floor. Good area. Dishwasher, stove, refrigerator. WD hookup. No pets. $900. 2 mos security. 203-695-8138 WALLINGFORD Available North Main Street Victorian 3RMs, 1BR. 3rd Fl. $750 + utils. No smoking. No pets. Call 203-269-5973 WALLINGFORD Spacious 4 room North Main St 2nd floor apt.; Choate School Area; will consider a pet; $1250/month plus utilities. Owner/Agent: 203-980-0056 WLFD-1BR, w/office/BR off of LR, lg kit, 2nd Fl, quiet neighborhood, yard, off st park, W/D hkup. $800/mo+ utils. 2mo sec. Exc credit req. 203-272-8108 WLFD-2BR, 2nd fl, lg rms, huge kit., (2)12x14BRs. New bathrm sunporch. No pets/smoking. $950/mo+dep. Refs. Quiet nghbord. 203-996-4281 leave msg

Help Wanted Looking for an Administrative Assistant. Must be self motivated, very organized, and have computer & phone skills. Insurance license is not needed, however must be obtained if hired. Fill out an application in office: 166 Queen Street, Southington, CT or call 860-426-2022 CHILD PHOTOGRAPHERPUT A SMILE ON A CHILD’S FACE... and a memory in someone’s heart. If you enjoy working with children and have an interest in photography, we’ll train you to assist or take high quality school portraits. Paid training, benefits, fun working environment, seasonal work during the school year, early mornings. Please call 860-6283920 ext. 17

No experience necessary!

CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE

Open House Sun. August 1st 12pm-2pm 29c Pilgrim's Harbor Wallingford NOW the Price is RIGHT! Come and Enjoy this Condo! 3 BR Townhouse w/ Eat-in Kit, Form DR, MBR w/ full BA, w/out LL to patio, huge Fam Rm, FP, sliders to deck. Golf/ Tennis/Clubhouse. $229,900. Directions: Woodhouse Ave to Harrison Rd to Bradford Way.

203-239-5100

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

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

MERIDEN - For Sale By Owner 2 BR Townhouse. 1.50 Baths. Dishwasher, Disposal, Stove, Refrigerator Washer & Dryer incl. New HW Heater. New flooring in LR & DR. Sunken FP in LR. Fresh paint. Deck. C-Air. Pool, Tennis & Basketball Courts, Clubhouse. 1 Car Garage. $179,900. Ron 203-558-8319

DRIVERS: Now Hiring/Training! Become a School Bus Driver ($500 SignOn Bonus for Licensed/Experienced School Bus Drivers) No Experience Necessary. Free Training. Part-Time Split Shift. Competitive Wages. Paid Holidays. Benefits Available. Positions Available in: East Haven, Madison, Milford, Rocky Hill, Stratford, Wallingford, and Waterbury. Apply online at: www.durhamschoolservices.com or in person at: 70 Chestnut Ave, Stratford, CT 06615. 82 Nathans Lane, Madison, CT 06443. 345 Old Gate Lane, Milford, CT 06460. 62 Fulkerson Dr, Waterbury, CT 06708. 418 Short Beach Rd, East Haven, CT 6512. 990 Northrup Rd, Wallingford, CT 06492. 647 Cromwell Ave, Rocky Hill, CT 06067


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Friday, July 30, 2010 — The Southington Citizen EDUCATION

EDUCATION

CHESHIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT TITLE II FUNDS 30 HOURS PER WEEK

CHESHIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT 30 HOURS PER WEEK

Will work in classroom with individual or small groups of Grade 1 students under teacher direction. Experience with language arts and math preferred. QUALIFICATIONS: Two years of college credit OR Associates degree or higher OR Pass a State Board of Ed adopted paraprofessional assessment. CLOSING DATE: Aug. 11, 2010 (4:00 p.m.) SEND LETTER OF INTENT, CURRENT RESUME, THREE LETTERS OF REFERENCES & COPIES OF TRANSCRIPTS OR PROOF OF ASSESSMENT:

Cheshire Public Schools Human Resources 29 Main Street Cheshire CT 06410

HELP WANTED

Will work in classroom with individual or small groups of Grade 1 students under teacher direction. Experience with language arts and math preferred. QUALIFICATIONS: Two years of college credit OR Associates degree or higher OR Pass a State Board of Ed adopted paraprofessional assessment.

SEND LETTER OF INTENT, CURRENT RESUME, THREE LETTERS OF REFERENCES & COPIES OF TRANSCRIPTS OR PROOF OF ASSESSMENT:

Cheshire Public Schools Human Resources 29 Main Street Cheshire CT 06410

Financial Counselor

•DEDICATED DRIVERS•

MidState Medical Center

Class A CDL (3)

MidState Medical Center is a progressive community hospital with an opening for an enthusiastic and ambitious individual to work in our "team-oriented" environment. We are committed to creating a workplace that thrives on caring, respect and teamwork.

•Hartford area• 1 year verifiable Tractor Trailer experience required New Startup Local Work - Home Daily New Equipment Clean Work/ Driving Record Flatbed experience helpful Not required Full Benefits: MM/Rx/ Eye/Dental, 401 K

QUALIFICATIONS: Requires high school diploma, associate's degree preferred. One year experience in hospital or medical office environment including insurance and registration knowledge. Knowledge of medical terminology and computer skills required. Ability to work quickly and accurately in a fast-paced customer service environment. HOURS: 8 hours a week, day & evening shifts rotating schedule, with weekend and holiday coverage. To find out more about MidState Medical Center and to apply on-line, visit our website:

www.midstatemedical.org

Cardinal Logistics Management Call 866-299-5673 www.cardlog.com EOE HELP WANTED AUTO MECHANIC, Foreign car exp., own tools, exc. pay & benefits. Wlfd. dealership. 203284-8989 fax: 203-269-1114 CARPET CLEANERS 18 Needed. No exp needed. $400-$1500/week. Call Mon. or Tues. 203-759-0577 CHILD CARE INFANT/TODDLER TEACHER For full time accredited program. ECE Degree req. + exp. preferred. Excellent benefit package. Fax resume to: 203741-0896. EOE.

Free Career Training!!!! affirmative action- equal opportunity employer

MAINTENANCE LABORER Wanted Qualified laborers please contact AGC Incorporated at: tracyw@agcincorporated.com or via fax, 203-317-2606. Restaurant

Let’s Work Together!

CLOSING DATE: Aug. 11, 2010 (4:00 p.m.)

Drivers

The Financial Counselor perform various customerfocused access functions which include registration/admission, financial counseling, insurance eligibility, collect co payments and deductibles, estimate prices for procedures, authorization for care (nonclinical). This role is also responsible for the preparation of charts, collecting patient privacy restrictions, census, meet and greet visitors, direct visitors, assisting volunteers in coordinating needs. Other responsibilities are the ability to communicate with points of intervention regarding visitor/patient needs, other reception duties, resolution of payer conflicts, including third party payers and eligibility process. As wells as ensures department and hospital financial goals are achieved. The positions are located in both our Urgent Care (MediQuick) and Emergency Department.

HVAC SERVICE TECH B/D or S license required. 5 years min. experience. Exc. wages, benefits. Send resume to: www.billycarlsonct.com No phone calls please.

Only 15 Spaces Available!!!! Do you have a criminal background? Are you 19-24 Years Old and Need a Career? The WFC in Meriden is offering free construction/ carpentry training. CALL NOW for more information: Joan Miller 203-235-9297 X124

HELP WANTED

MECHANIC MECHANIC III Highly skilled mechanic needed in the repair and maintenance of all types of motor vehicles including heavy construction equipment The position requires 6 years repairing heavy construction equipment. Technical or trade school training may substitute for up to 3 years experience. Must have own tools. $24.73 to $29.70 per hour (wages under negotiation) plus an excellent fringe benefit package. Apply to: Personnel Department Town of Wallingford 45 South Main Street Wallingford, CT 06492 Fax # (203) 294-2084 The closing date will be August 4, 2010 or the date the 50th application is received, whichever occurs first. EOE

Now Hiring Team Members! Bartenders, Cooks Hosts, Servers Apply in person daily, between 2pm & 4pm: 1088 N. Colony Road Wallingford, CT 06492

At Applebee¹s you will enjoy: Flexible Hours, Competitive Pay, Extensive Training & Meal Discounts. If you are an enthusiastic, guestfocused team player, "you belong at Applebee's." EOE ROGERS ORCHARD, SOUTHINGTON, CT needs 6 temporary workers 8/2/2010 to 10/31/2010. Work tools, supplies, equipment provided without cost to worker. Housing will be available without cost to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day. Transportation reimbursement and subsistence is provided upon completion of 15 days or 50% of the work contract. Work is guaranteed for 3/4 of the workdays during the contract period. $10.16 per hr. Applicants to apply contact CT Department of Labor at 860-2636020. Job order #CT4558906. May perform any combination of tasks related to the production and harvesting of fruit and vegetables including pruning, thinning, hoeing, planting, irrigating, mowing, and harvesting. Workers will be using straight and step ladders and will be required to lift approx 40 lbs while descending and ascending ladder on a sustained basis. At least 1 month experience in duties listed required.

TEACHING POSITIONS Wallingford Public Schools is seeking CT certified candidates for the following 2010/11 teaching positions: Middle School Level: Guidance Couselor; High School Level: Athletic Director, Chemistry, Family & Consumer Science (full-time & .7); Systemwide: Special Education Departmnet Head, Speech Pathologist. Visit our website @ www.wallingford.k12.ct.us for an application and mail ASAP to: Ms. Jan Guarino, Assistant Superintendent for Personnel Wallingford Public Schools 142 Hope Hill Road Wallingford, CT 06492 or fax to (203) 949-6551.

MEDICAL CAREERS Come Join Our Team!

PER DIEM RNS

The Curtis Home, a historic five star rated 60 bed skilled nursing facility in Meriden, is seeking a qualified candidate for an 11p.m.-7a.m. R.N. Charge Nurse opening. This full time position includes every other weekend. LTC and supervisory experience preferred. Our facility will offer you the opportunity to work in a supportive and nurturing environment! Competitive wage and benefit package. Please fax or email resume to Chris Regan R.N., D.N.S. cregan@thecurtishome.org Fax 203-630-1127 Phone 203-237-4338

to work in Meriden schools. Send resumes to:

COMPANIONS, HMKRS, CNAS, LPNS, RNS APPLY TODAY, WORK TODAY! TOP PAY! FT/PT. LOCAL WORK. WWW.KEEPMEHOME.COM 860-829-4500 MEDICAL Secretary/billing. Part time Meriden area. Busy practice. Exp is required. Fax resume to 203-634-8102.

Meriden City Hall Personnel Dept. 142 East Main St, 06450 (203) 630-4237 E.O.E

Physical Therapist ProHealth Physicians ProHealth Physicians is seeking an experienced

Physical Therapist for part time and per diem positions in their Middletown and Wallingford Centers. Candidate must be a self starter, be able to work independently and possess excellent patient skills. Those interested should call Marlis Clingan at (860) 231-6116 Or fax their resume to (860) 231-6118

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

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

Visit us on the web at NewEnglandHomeCare.com

HELP WANTED

Wallingford Public Schools

ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL Start Date: On or about October 12, 2010. Intermediate administrator’s certification and experience as a teacher and administrator at the elementary school level required. Regionally competitive salary and benefits package. For application packet, please contact: Jan Guarino Assistant Superintendent for Personnel (203) 949-6510 or email jguarino@ wallingford.k12.ct.us Deadline: August 20, 2010

HELP WANTED EXPERIENCED Sous Chef for busy Wallingford restaurant. Experienced only need apply. Please call 203-209-8542 MANUFACTURING Temp & temp to hire. Many jobs paying between $9.00-15.50 depending on experience and skills. Mechanical skills, stable work history, pass criminal background check. Immediate needs. Call AR Mazzotta (203) 949-4242 PAINTERS. Full Time Experienced Residential/Commercial Painters, Sub Contractors AND Marketing Assistants / Interns Call 1-800-778-9885 Ext 1279

Warehouse-3rd shift Bristol company seeking Material Handlers $13/hr-background check req

Contact HCI@ 203-634-8427


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1168199

NOWN OPE

Raw Bar - Seafood - Steak - Grill House

Stop In & Enjoy Our Shoreline Style Seafood & Steak Menu Upscale Casual Dining • Serving Lunch & Dinner • Full Bar

Happy Hour Special Mon.-Fri. 4 PM-6 PM $1.00 OFF All Drinks • 1/2 Price Raw Bar Excluding Lobster & Sampler

Dinner for Two Special

Available Mon.-Wed. Only Includes a bottle of wine, one appetizer, a family style salad and two entrees

Wine Bottles

$

35

00

Entrées

Shrimp and Scallop Risotto with parmesan and mushrooms

Canyon Road Cabernet Sauvignon Canyon Road Creek Merlot Canyon Road Chardonnay Canyon Road Sauvignon Blanc

Express Lunch Available Weekdays

$9

Mussels Scampi over angel hair pasta Fried Clam Strips over waffle fries with coleslaw

Appetizers

Grilled house sirloin with garlic mashed potatoes and onion rings

Crab Cake Sliders Grilled Cheese Sticks and Tomato Soup Portobello Fries with Horseradish Cream Fried Calamari with marinara Sauce

Buttered Lobster Roll with waffle fries and coleslaw

Salads

House Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Chop Salad with Chianti Basil Vinaigrette Caesar Salad

Bacon and Scallop Skewers Coconut Shrimp Salad Shrimp Po’ Boy Blackened Steak Sandwich Chicken and Wine Dijon Chicken Pasta

Fish & Chips with coleslaw Seared pork medallions over parmesan risotto with asparagus

Chicken Picatta over angel hair pasta

Entrées

Clam Strip Roll Blackened Chicken Caesar Wrap

Coq au Vin over garlic mashed potato with sauteed green beans

Lemon Butter Baked Cod served with a baked potato and sauteed green beans

Includes your choice of soda or coffee and one entrée All meals are served with seasoned waffle fries and coleslaw

Chorizo and Cheddar Baked Macaroni and Cheese Double Bacon Cheeseburger

Wine & Hors d’oeuvre Night

Tuesday, August 17, 2010, Reception 6:00 $2000 plus tax & gratuity Raw Bar Sampler Fried Calamari with Jumbo Shrimp, capers & red onions, Blue Point Oyster & finished with a Little Neck Clam balsamic glaze Prima Perla Giorgio & Gianni Prosecco Pinot Grigio

Lemon Shrimp Ciabatta Relax Riesling

Mini Veal Osso Bucco with Cabernet reduction sauce Vicchiomaggio Chianti Classico

Pan Seared Crab Cake over preserved lemon slaw Toad Hollow Chardonnay

Double Cut Lamb Chops over scallion risotta cake Toad Hollow Pinot Noir

Open 7 Days Sun.-Thurs. 11:30-10; Fri. & Sat. 11:30-11

264 Queen St. • Southington, CT

860-863-5800 www.fishandchops.com

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