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Volume 7, Number 33

‘We are not cutting back; we keep on going,’ says director By Robin Lee Michel The Southington Citizen

This summer has placed a burden on the shelves for food supplies at the community’s pantry and Bread for Life kitchen — not a burden because of the weight of goods but a load on the shoulders of Eldon Hafford and

Janet Mellon. Hafford is the executive director of Bread for Life food program and Mellon is the director of Southington Community Services. This summer they have seen a large increase in people needing their services, especially since children are out of school. Food items

Where hundreds of parishioners now walk to enter Mary Our Queen Church near the top of Savage Street, more than half a century ago the same land was

dotted with cows and their by-products. The parcel was a pasture used by Dickerman farms. However, back in 1961, the Archdiocese of Hartford determined two new parishes would be established to serve the needs of the Catholic

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needed now are pasta sauce, jelly, cereal, tuna, snack items and juice boxes. Youngsters are home on vacation and do not receive free meals that they would at school. Thus lunch and snack foods are particularly See Pantry, page 30

Upcoming Jubilee commemorates parish’s past 50 years as well as the next By Robin Lee Michel The Southington Citizen

Friday, August 19, 2011

community. At that time, only St. Thomas Church and Immaculate Conception Church were in town and the second was primarily attended by the Polish population. Mary Our Queen Church See Parish, page 6

Town gets cookin’

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Sal Romano, a 2011 graduate of Southington High, signed a Major League Baseball contract last weekend to play professional baseball in the Cincinnati Reds organization. For all of the details turn to Sports, page 33. For even more, go online at, or

Triple celebration: three generations share birthday By Robin Lee Michel The Southington Citizen

Photos by Stacey McCarthy

Hundreds of people dine on local fare during the Taste of Southington held Aug. 10 on the grounds of the Barnes Museum. Among them was Amelia Andronowitz, 6, who carefully keeps her gelato under control.

When Jeffrey Sterniak was a boy, he always thought it was pretty special to share a birthday with his grandfather, Edmund J. Sterniak Sr., a Southington resident. Jeffrey, who was born in a Sao Paulo, Brazil hospital to parents, Ronald and Nancy, on Aug. 11, 1984, always enjoyed the bond with the man who was born on the same date in 1916 at home in Naugatuck. “We would write letters, birthday cards; it’s a little bond between he and I,” Jeffrey said. Now the collection of cards will expand between three generations. Last Thursday, Aug. 11,

Jeffrey’s wife, Diana, gave birth to their first-born child, Lucas Stephen Sterniak. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces. Diana started labor on Aug. 10, however he wasn’t born until the following morning not long after midnight. When the couple first learned they were pregnant last year, “It crossed our mind that maybe he would be born on Aug. 11; everyone kind of joked,” said Jeffrey, an automotive engineer. At Christmas, while visiting Southington from Canton, Mich. where the couple lives, they broke the news about the pregnancy to greatgrandfather Edmund. He

See Birthday, page 42


The Southington Citizen — Friday, August 19, 2011

Couple’s vision in fashion world nets business award By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen

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Tony and Tara Costanzo work together in custom clothing business. suits, which he said was nearly impossible to do off the rack for his small, 5-foot-2inch, 130-pound frame. The

“The look in their face is like that little kid at Christmas — they just light up.” For those who are used to custom clothing, he said his

al middle school musical, and a partnership with the library and other organizations for cultural programs. Southington Arts Council meets September to June in the Southington Historical Society, 239 Main St., lower level. The group welcomes

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Southington Arts Council was founded in 1982 to create cultural awareness and opportunities for residents of Southington and surrounding communities. Past activities have included promoting ballet and modern dance performances, plays, concerts, annual youth art exhibits, classes, workshops, The Art Around Town program gives artists the opportunity to exhibit their work in businesses at no cost to the business. Each year the council gives a $1,200 award to a Southington High School graduating senior who has contributed to the cultural arts. Other activities include an ongoing writers’ workshop, contributions to the Italian American Festival, support of the annu-

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Tony Costanzo hopes that one day his name will be synonymous with names like Armani and Brioni, all famous clothing designers. Originally from Southington, Costanzo currently spearheads his own business, Costanzo Clothing, with his wife, Tara, a business he said was started nine years ago after he and his wife quit their jobs just after getting married. “At that time it was like, if we’re going to do this we might as well start it,” Costanzo said. “So 30 days after we got married we created Costanzo Clothing.” After college, Costanzo joined the corporate world, which he said wasn’t for him. On top of that, he had to buy

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‘Icon’ vocal competition returning for a third year

“Southington Icon, A Singing Competition” is returning for a third year to the 43rd Annual Southington Apple Harvest Festival which is held in downtown Southington during the last weekend of September and first weekend of October. Major sponsors of this dynamic event include Positive Energy, Omega Communications, Image Marketing Consultants and Southington Arts Council. “The past two years proved to be extremely successful and allowed over 100 contestants from Connecticut to showcase their singing

talent in front of an audience of thousands over a five-day period,” said Melissa Ericksen, Icon chairwoman. This year, organizers are anticipating an even greater response and expect approximately 250 singers ages 9 and older to come out and perform. Auditions will be held Saturday, Sept. 24, at Derynoski School, 240 Main Street, in Southington. Auditions will start at 10 am. and 12 finalists will be selected that day. Individuals from all over Connecticut, ages 9 and older, are eligible to audition and auditions will be a cap-

pella — without accompaniment — in true “icon” fashion. There is a charge to compete. The live competitions will be held during the Apple Harvest Festival, the familyoriented festival which attracts over 200,000 visitors each year. The first live competition will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 5 to 6 p.m., on the downtown main stage on the town green and will continue Sunday, Oct. 2, from 4 to 5 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 7, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 8, from 2 to 3 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 9, from 1 to 2

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The Italian-American Festival Committee of Southington and the sponsor, Northeast Produce, hosted the fourth homemade wine contest on July 30 at the festival site. The total number of bottles entered was 33 (28 red

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and St. Aloysius Church, which is on Burritt Street in Plantsville, were born. On Sept. 21, 1961, the late Archbishop Henry O’Brien officially established Mary Our Queen and the Rev. James J. Sullivan was welcomed as the founding pastor. Groundbreaking ceremonies took place Dec. 8, 1963. While construction was underway, Mass was held at

South End School and members of the St. Aloysius parish met at Milldale School, which has since been demolished. Al Ingriselli, member of Mary Our Queen, remembers setting up chairs in both schools so that services could be held. He and his wife, Rita, began attending the Masses at South End, then in the hall and later in the church itself, at 248 Savage St., that was dedicated on April 25, 1965. During the past 50 years,

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This week, Al Ingriselli and other longtime members of the church are being filmed for a Powerpoint presentation, which will be shown at the Jubilee Celebration, planned for Saturday, Sept. 24, beginning at noon. An afternoon of events will include a church ministry fair; performances by a Christian music group and the country band, Mama Jack; a historical collection representing the events celebrated by the church over the past 50 years; a buffet; and sale of commemorative memorabilia including Tshirts, lapel pins, tote bags and medallions. People will also be able to make rosaries or bring their own for the 4 p.m. rosary prayers. The Jubilee Mass with the Knights of Columbus Council 15 Honor Guard will begin at 5 p.m. The entire event will be held rain or shine. Marge Rinkavage, who calls herself the “Heavenly Hotline,” and Robin Taillie have been involved from the beginning with planning the big day. When the call first went out that a Jubilee celebration was being organized, many people showed up to of-

See Parish, page 17


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the Ingrisellis have seen the progression of priests, beginning with Sullivan then continuing with the Rev. Arthur J. DuPont, the Rev. James F. Pilon, the Rev. William J. Brenza and, in March this year, the Rev. A. Waine Kargul. With fellow parishioners, they grieved and shared the shock when Brenza suddenly died a few days before Christmas in 2010. The Ingrisellis have also seen the facility grow to in-


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Library News

Reads that Refresh to end

There are only two more weeks to enter the Reads that Refresh adult summer reading program. The final drawing will be Friday, Aug. 26 and the grand prize drawing for an e-reader is Monday, Aug. 29. Southington readers, ages 18 and older, can participate in a weekly Lucky Reader drawing to receive a Chamber Mall discount card and Bertucci’s “dough.” Details about the chamber discount card and Bertucci’s dough are available at the Reads that Refresh display by the library kiosk. Every weekly entry is included in the grand prize drawing for an e-reader. Visit southingtonlibrary. org for more details.

munity. The goal is to present appealing visual art to a broad and diverse audience that is site-specific to the area, and supports a vibrant arts community and many other cultural resources. Southington Library guests will learn how Site Projects promotes public art in a broad and diverse manner and will see successful results of the recent film festival based on Felice Varini’s “Square With Four Circles.” There will also be a preview of Site Projects’ recent and highly innovative project. Visit for more information about Site Projects. Register this program by visiting the library calendar at www.southingtonlibrary .org or contact the Informa-

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Go take a hike Hiking Central Connecticut – Starting in Southington with Charles Cosgrove will be held at the Southington Public Library, 155 Main St., on Thursday, Aug. 25, at 6:30 p.m. Participants will learn about the hidden secrets of the region, such as Southington’s hidden gem, Crescent Lake and other free outdoor resources. Cosgrove is an experienced mountain climber, hiker and wilderness backpacker with more than 30 years of hiking throughout America. He is certified in wilderness first aid. He hikes backpacks and camps year round to enjoy the full as-

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Southington Briefs

Artists’ work in Hartford

Margaret Waage, of Southington, will have her artwork featured at ArtSpace in Hartford, 555 Asylum St., Aug 19 to 26. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, 3 to 8 p.m. There will be an opening reception Friday, Aug. 19, 6 to 10 p.m. The exhibit is entitled “Nature Nourishes,” which is a group exhibition of 22 artists from across the nation with diverse works that push the boundaries of how nature is perceived and the various ways it nourishes humankind. Some artists address the concerns of humans’ disconnect from nature while others focus on the nourishment and inspiration derived from nature.

Pizza Fest fundraiser

The Southington Chamber of Commerce will host its second annual Pizza Fest on Wednesday, Aug. 24 at

Hawk’s Landing Country Club, 201 Pattonwood Drive, from 5 to 8 p.m. The public is invited to participate by sampling slices from 10 area restaurants that will compete in the event for the best pizza honor. Patrons will do the judging. The restaurants include Bertucci’s, Giovanni’s, Family Pizza, The Fire Place, JD’s Pizzeria, Liberty Pizza, Machiavelli’s, Napoli Deli, Price Chopper and Wood n Tap. There is an admission fee. Entertainment will be provided along with a raffle for a pair of Boston Red Sox tickets. For more information or to register, call the chamber of commerce at (860) 628-8036 or sign up on the website

Road Lancers car show The Connecticut Road Lancers will be hosting their 6th Annual Car Show on Aug. 21 (rain date Aug. 28) at The Summit in Plantsville, 261 Summit Street. The event will go from 4 to 8 p.m. and be

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followed by a big screen movie under the stars presented by Jock in the Box. All cars and trucks up to 1986 welcomed. There will be trophies, food, and a DJ. No bikes or pets. To register or for further information, call Barbara Blau, (860) 628-0364.

Walk to End Hunger The third annual Walk to End Hunger to benefit Bread for Life will be held Saturday, Aug. 27, 9 a.m. to noon, at Rogers Orchards on Long Bottom Road. There will be a marked trail for walkers to follow through the orchards with the opportunity to enjoy vistas and nature. There is a charge to attend with a reduced cost for families. Free apple cider and apple cider doughnuts will be available. For more information, call Amy, (860) 983-9700.

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The Southington Falcons PFA Nest 307 are planning one of its largest fundraisers, the Kielbasa Open Golf Tournament. This is the 35th year for the tournament and it will be held on Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Southington Country Club, Savage Street. Shotgun start is 8 a.m. Included in the cost is the 18 holes of golf, cart, an all-you-can-eat lunch at the golf course and a full course steak dinner at the Falcons Club, 33 Knowles Ave., Southington, following the round of golf at approximately 1:30 p.m. The event funds the scholarship program. The group is looking for support such as raffle prizes, giveaway gifts for golfers, hole sponsors or monetary donations. For more information regarding support or registering, call Jeff Jalowiecki, (860) 6288461 or Don Kopcza, (860) 961-3373.

Students from Plainville stand among other recipients of American Savings Foundation scholarships during a reception held Aug. 9 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. Nearly 400 students received a total of $675,000 in scholarships. Southington recipients included Jay Bhagat, Harvard College; Genesis Cifuentes, Central Connecticut State University; Brooke Petit, Providence College; and Alexa Wrinn, Sacred Heart University.

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We welcome these physicians to our medical staff Cecil F. Christian, M.D. Hospitalist Practice: The Hospital of Central Connecticut Education/Experience: School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, N.Y.; internal medicine internship/residency, Saint Vincent’s Hospital (now closed), New York City. Previously, he was a hospitalist at Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich.

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Past, present and future students of Plantsville Community Nursery School show off the school’s new sign. Pictured from left behind sign is Heidi Nielsen and Bonnie Plourde; children in front are from left Caleb, Aiden, Owen and Jenna.

The following students were named to the spring semester dean’s lists at their respective schools. Kathryn Monbaron, of Southington, Hartwick College, Oneonta, N.Y. She’s the daughter of Alain Monbaron and Terri Seelig. Kaitlin Shugrue, of Plantsville, and Nicole Macioci, of Southington, Assumption College, Worcester, Mass. Daniel Qazi, of Southington, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain.

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Samantha Ellen Sunbury, of Southington, graduated from Arcadia University, Glenside, Pa. in May. Sunbury was awarded a bachelor of arts in elementary/special education, and was one of more than 248 graduates fulfilling Arcadia’s promise of global perspectives through a study abroad experience in Scotland

SHS Class of 1971 Southington High Class of 1971 has scheduled its 40th class reunion for Saturday, Nov. 26, at Hawks Landing in Southington. Contact Steve Jardine, at (860) 628-6339, for details and to share contact

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The Lewis High School Class of 1941 will be having a 70th Reunion on Sept. 25 at the Manor Inn, 1636 Meriden Waterbury Tpke., Milldale, at 12 p.m. There’s a cost per person. Some of the things on the menu will be prime rib and broiled scrod, along with appetizers. For more information or to register call Gertrude Bafuma, 860-6287852.

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The 2nd Annual Pig Roast and Clam Bake will be held Saturday, Aug. 27, from noon to 6 p.m., at the Southington Elks Lodge No. 1669, 114 Main St. Included in the ticket price are draft beer, soda, clam chowder, hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage patties, clams and pig. This event is open to the public. There is a ticket price to attend and children under 5 are free. Live music, raffles and entertainment will be available for the children. For more information or tickets, stop by or call the lodge tap room at (860) 6286682.



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day, Aug. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Southington, 581 Meriden Ave. There will be a final performance with refreshments on the last day at 7 p.m. No music experience is necessary. Children will participate in drumming, hand bells and hand chimes, ukuleles, boomwhackers (tuned plastic tubes) and group singing classes, led by qualified teachers. No recorded music is used. Registration deadline is Aug. 18. There is a charge to attend. Information or registration: call (860) 628-8121 or visit the website Public lottery — The Registrars of Voters will conduct a public lottery to determine the order of names of qualified party candidates for multipleopening offices appearing on

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Genealogical society — Diana McCain, head of the Research Center for the Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford, and Carol Whitmer will be speaking at the meeting of the Southington Genealogical Society on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m., at Southington Police Headquarters, 69 Lazy Lane. Together they will give an overview of the unique resource materials the historical society has available for genealogical research. No admission charge and no obligation to become a mem-

ber. No reservations necessary. Kids’ Entertainment Series — The last show in the Southington Parks and Recreation Department’s summer kids’ entertainment series will be Tuesday, Aug. 23. The first act at 6 p.m. will be Bill, the Fun Magician and the 7 p.m. act will be Steve Taylor, ventriloquist. It will be held at Southington Recreation Park (gazebo in the pine grove). Programs are held rain or shine. If it rains, the show will be held at South End School in Recreation Park.



Music on the Green — The Music on the Green summer concert series is held Wednesdays, beginning at 7 p.m. Rain date is Thursday. Aug. 24: The Eddie For-

man Orchestra, polka music, sponsored by Southington Polish Falcons Nest 307. Pizza fest — The Southington Chamber of Commerce will host its second annual Pizza Fest on Wednesday, Aug. 24 at Hawk’s Landing Country Club, 201 Pattonwood Drive, from 5 to 8 p.m. The public is invited to participate by voting for the best pizza from 10 area restaurants competing. There is an admission fee. Entertainment will be provided along with a raffle for a pair of Boston Red Sox tickets.



Fancy Nancy Fundraiser — The Fancy Nancy Fundraiser Party to Benefit Lexi will be held Thursday, Aug. 25, at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., at Days Inn, 30 Laning St., Southington.

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A music camp for children will be held Monday, Aug. 22 to Friday, Aug. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Southington, 581 Meriden Ave. There will be a final performance with refreshments on the last day at 7 p.m. No music experience is necessary. Children will participate in drumming, hand bells and hand chimes, ukuleles, boomwhackers (tuned plastic tubes) and group singing classes, led by qualified teachers. No recorded music

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Faith Baptist summer hours Faith Baptist Church, 243 Laning St., Southington, has summer hours for children’s Sunday School, 10 a.m., and Sunday worship at 10 a.m.

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Summer worship Grace United Methodist Church, 121 Pleasant St., will have one summer worship service at 9:30 a.m. until Aug. 28. The new pastor is the Rev. Carol Downs. Faith Baptist Church, 243 Laning St., summer hours are: Children’s Sunday School: 10 a.m.; Sunday worship: 10 a.m.

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Church tag sale Aug. 27 First Congregational Church of Southington, 37 Main St., will have its annual tag sale Saturday, Aug. 27, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Obituaries Germaine Thomas

Germaine (Dudeck) Thomas, 68, of Southington, wife of John Thomas, died at her home in the Plantsville section on Aug. 11, 2011. Services for Germaine will be held Saturday Aug. 20, 2011, at 11 a.m., at the Zion Lutheran Church, 531 Woodruff St., Southington. Calling hours will be at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 531 Woodruff St., Southington, CT 06489.

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1929, the daughter of the late Zephirin and Ida (Lavasseur) Thibodeau. Geraldine moved to New Britain in 1962 where she worked for the North & Judd Manufacturing Co. for several years. She is survived by a daughter Joann Coppola and son-in-law Albert, of Southington; two sons, Romeo Martin and daughterin-law, Donna, of Plainville, Glenn Martin and daughterin-law, Nancy, of Florida, and daughter-in-law Rachel Martin, of Eagle Lake, Maine. She also leaves eight grandchildren, Jason Martin and wife Denise, Tina Davis and husband Jon, Nicki Ritchie and husband Rob, Kelly Laferriere and husband Mark, Eric Martin, Scott Martin, Peter Coppola and wife, Heidi, Michael Coppola and wife, Eden. She was predeceased by a son, Norman Martin; a sister, Marie Langlais; and a brother,


Anne G. Taglia, of Waterbury, wife of Nicholas T a g l i a , daughter of the late Lena D i o r i o DeChicchio and James DeChicchio, died peacefully on July 26, 2011, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Waterbury, May 19, 1924. She was a homemaker, and dedicated wife and mother. She graduated from Duggan School in 1937 and Waterbury Catholic High School in 1941. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, knitting, golfing and bowling. She was a member of the Wednesday morning Mixers Bowling League at Perillo’s. She was also a member of the Monday morning Western Hills Ladies Golf League and the Thursday morning East Mountain Ladies Sunshine Golf League. And most importantly, she was a former member of the Wednesday night Knitting Club with her close girlfriends. She is survived by her children, Jack Taglia and his wife, Sandi, of Middlebury, Nancy Chiero and her husband, John, and Bill Taglia and his wife, Pam, all of Southington; her three grandchildren, John Chiero, Jennifer Chiero and Joseph Taglia; and a nephew, Thomas Allegrini. She was predeceased by her sister, Jacqueline Allegrini.

We would like to thank our family and friends for all their love and support in our time of need. A funeral was held July 29, 2011, at the Colasanto Funeral Home, Waterbury, to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church for a Mass. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to Our Lady of Mount Carmel School Scholarship Fund, 645 Congress Ave., Waterbury, CT 06708.

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Considering the state’s significant budget problems, it’s the wrong time for Connecticut to throw money at a $570 million busway linking New Britain to Hartford, state Rep. Rob Sampson said. Sampson, who represents Wolcott and Southington in Sampson the General Assembly, is among the leading opponents of the proposed 9.4-mile bus route, which will see Connecticut chip in roughly $113 million toward the overall cost. Though federal funds will cover the balance, our state would be responsible for an estimated $8 million per year to maintain the service once construction is finished. Sampson questions whether the taxpayers of this state — and our nation — can afford any of it. He said as much during a well-attended informational forum at Central Connecticut State University, organized by the state’s Department of Transportation. Pro-

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Government Meetings

Tuesday, Aug. 23 Housing authority, Lincoln Lewis Terrace, 43 Academy St., 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29 Energy Committee, Water Department, 605 W. Queen St., 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1 Board of water commissioners, Water Department, 605 W. Queen St, 6 p.m. Conservation Commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6 Planning and zoning commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 Board of police commissioners, Southington Police Department Community Room, 69 Lazy

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Southington Briefs United Way Youth Committee The United Way of Southington has started a Youth Committee – ‘Uknighted’ Way of Southington Youth Committee – a play on the school’s mascot. This committee will be responsible for numerous projects during the school year. They will be involved with the kick-off on the town green for the official start of our Workplace Giving Campaign on Aug. 31. Additionally, they will be maintaining a social media presence for UWS on Facebook and with a blog. During the fall, they will be doing their own special Day of Caring by organizing volunteers at Southington High School to spruce up the grounds.

Used book sale benefit A used book sale will be held to benefit Friends of Feral Cheshire Cats on Saturday, Aug. 20 and Sunday, Aug. 21, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., at Masonic Lodge No.16, 9 Country Club Road, Cheshire (visible from Route 10). Thousands of used books from mainstream fiction to obscure history, children’s books, cookbooks will be available. Although cats and kittens will not be able to attend, those interested in adopting

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Mural dedication on Aug. 28

The dedication of the mural depicting historical buildings in Plantsville will be held Sunday, Aug. 28, from noon to 2 p.m., at Smokin’ with Chris, 59 W. Center St., in Southington. Mary DeCroce, of Southington, designed and painted the mural last year to bring art to the Rails to Trails path. The project was coordinated through Southington Community Cultural Arts. At the event there will be a brunch and live acoustic music. There is a charge to attend if dining. To make a reservation, call Chris Conlon, restaurant owner, at (860) 620-9133.

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Obituaries John Calnan John F. Calnan, 81, of Southington, died Aug. 4, 2011, at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley Memorial campus. He was the husband of Halina Calnan. He was born April 3, 1930, in Boston, son of the late John F. Sr. and Margaret (McBride) Calnan. He had retired from Metropolitan District Commission in Harford and formerly worked for several steel industry companies. He was a veteran of U.S. Army serving in the Korean War. Besides his wife, he is survived by three children, Stephen Calnan, of San Francisco, Michelle Calnan and Michael Calnan, both of Massachusetts; a sister, Ann Daley and husband, James, of Watertown, Mass.; a brother, Robert Calnan and wife, Fran, of California; four grandchildren, Stephanie, Jason, Joseph and Colby; and many nieces and nephews, all of Massachusetts. The funeral was held Aug. 8, 2011, at the Stanton Funeral Home, Watertown, Mass. to the Sacred Heart Church for a Mass. Burial was with Military Honors at the V.A. National Cemetery in Bourne, Mass. Memorial donations may be made to Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108-2614.

Maureen DeFrancisco Maureen (Wall) DeFrancisco, 92, of Southington, died Aug. 1, 2011, at Hartford Hospital. She was the wife of the late James DeFrancisco. She was born on July 27, 1919, in East Hampton, the daughter of the late Richard and Mary (Daly) Wall. Her father was the last active blacksmith in East Hampton and her mother was a teacher at the Flanders Schoolhouse, which was a one-room school house where she went to school until high school. She graduated from Middletown High School. She worked at the former Center St. School now known as East Hampton High School, as a secretary,

where she met her future husband, James DeFrancisco. She later worked at Bevins Bell Company and the Nichols Bus Co. as a secretary. She also worked at the law firm of Elliott, Stanek & Forgione as a legal secretary for many years. She was a former Eucharistic minister at St. Thomas Church and brought communion to many shut-ins. She was also involved in the Lap Blanket Program and prayer group at St. Thomas Church. She is survived by a son, Michael DeFrancisco, of Southington; two grandchildren, Richard and Stephen DeFrancisco, of Massachusetts; a sister-in-law, Joan DeFrancisco; nieces, Joanne Palmieri, Elizabeth Scirpo and Joy Murra; a nephew, Paul DeFrancisco; and a daughter–in-law, Donna Page; cousins, Michael Daly and the Rev. Robert Levens; her goddaughter, Patricia Daly Banning; and other relatives. She was predeceased by her son, Joseph DeFrancisco. The funeral was held Aug. 13, 2011, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home followed by a Mass St. Thomas Church. Burial was at St. Thomas Cemetery.

Frances Tomczuk Frances (Burdacki) Tomczuk, 85, Plantsville, died at her home Aug. 4, 2011. She was the loving wife of the late Walter Tomczuk for nearly 50 years. She was born in Meriden April 22, 1926, to the late John and Mary Burdacki, she had been a Plantsville resident for 57 years. She was a loyal parishioner of Mary Our Queen Church and she loved her grandchildren. She is survived by her son, Bruce Tomczuk and wife, Barbara, of Collegeville, Pa.; her daughter, Judy Dabkowski and husband, Greg, of South Deerfield, Mass.; and four grandchildren, Kenneth Dabkowski, of Charlottesville, Va., Bryan Tom-

czuk, of Manhattan, N.Y., Jeffrey Dabkowski, of South Deerfield, Mass., and Susan Tomczuk, of Alexandria, Va. The funeral was held at Plantsville Funeral Home Aug. 9, 2011, followed by a Mass at Mary Our Queen Church, Southington. Burial followed in St. Thomas Cemetery, Southington. Memorial donations may be made to Doctors Without Borders USA, P.O. Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741.

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Vincenzo Cirillo, 81, Southington, died Aug. 7, 2011, at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford after a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of the late Francesca (Ragozzino) Cirillo. He was born in Italy on March 6, 1930, the son of the late Stefano and Giovanna (Luongo) Cirillo. Prior to his retirement he had been employed at Ideal Forge Corp. for many years. He was an avid gardener and was known for his lemons and figs. He raised rabbits and chickens, he also enjoyed making bread and wine and weaving baskets. He is survived by his children, Stefano and wife, Pasqualina Cirillo, Josephine and husband, Robert Rubino, Giuliano Cirillo and Sarah, all of Southington; 11 grandchildren, Robert and his girlfriend, Jessica, Antonietta, Jacqueline and husband, Donato, Vincenzo, Francesca, Shantel, Derek, Aliyah and Christopher, a great-grandchild, Justin and one on the way; eight siblings in Italy; and many brothers in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a son, Giovanni and a sister. The funeral was held Aug. 12, 2011, at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home to St. Thomas Church for a Mass. Burial was at St. Thomas Cemetery.

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Obituaries Wilford R. Parker

Wilford R. Parker, 78, of Southington passed away on Monday August 8, 2011 at the HCC at New Britain General. He was the loving husband of Joan (Derenthal) Parker for 51 years; together they enjoyed their travels throughout the world for many years. Born February 10, 1933 in New Britain to the late Godfrey Joseph Leo and Margaret (Hopkins) Parker, he had lived in Southington for many years. Mr. Parker served his country in the U.S. Air Force and worked as an engineer at

the CT Highway Department. He loved to reminisce about the days he lived in Lancaster County, PA. He was an avid cyclist and a member of Appalachian Mountain Club and the Wednesday Group. He was also active in the Southington Land Trust and was a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. In addition to his wife Joan, he is survived by his son Lee Parker of New Haven, his daughter Lynn Marie Parker of Santa Rosa, California and 2 brothers, Charles “Chick” Parker and Godfrey Parker. He was predeceased by his sister Helen

Bracamontes. Services will be held privately. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St., Plantsville has been entrusted with handling the arrangements.

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Obituaries Reginald Thibeault Reginald Thibeault, 74, of Plantsville, died Aug. 10, 2011, at The Hospital of Central Connecticut at New Britain General. He was the husband of Rita (Paradis) Thibeault. He was born Jan. 5, 1937, in St. Agatha, Maine, and was the son of the late Leo and Priscilla (Bouchard) Thibeault. He was employed by Fafnir Bearing and retired from Pratt and Whitney Aircraft. He was also employed for the last 13 years for New Britain Transportation for the Southington School system. He was a member of the St. Jean de Baptiste Society of New Britain and the Knights of Columbus, Bristol. He was an avid golfer at the Pine Valley Country Club.

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Czeslawa “Jesse” Maria (Klocek) Miesak, 84, of Southington, died Aug. 9, 2011, at her residence. She was the wife of the late Jozef Miesak. Born July 14, 1927, in Poland, to the late Jozef and Ewa (Kotlzaz) Klocek she had been a Southington resident since 1957. She and her family came to the United States on Christmas Day in 1951 aboard the American Refugee Ship the USS General W.C. Langfitt. She was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church in Southington where she was a member and past president for 14 years of the Rosary Society. She was also a member of the Immaculata Women’s Club, the PNA 684 of Southington and the Calendar House. She worked for many years as a health aide for the Southington Visiting Nurses Association. She is survived by five daughters, Krystyna Smith, of New Mexico, Aleksandra Rohde, of Maryland, Izabella Mooney, of Massachusetts, Anita Schneider, of Hartford, and Barbara More, of Madison; two sons, Edward Miesak, of Florida, and Henryk Miesak, of Southington; one brother, Bolek Klocek and one sister, Janina Chrin,

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The 21st annual golf tournament held by The Hospital of Central Connecticut Auxiliaries at Bradley Memorial and New Britain General in June raised $83,000 for the hospital. Proceeds from the June 7 tournament will go toward the purchase of intravenous Smart Pumps at both campuses. These advanced, computer-controlled devices deliver precise doses of medications intravenously to patients and can help protect patient safety and enhance care. Officials thanked the sponsors, players and volunteers who helped make the event a success.

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in demand. In spite of the crunch, “We are not cutting back on services. We keep on going,” Hafford said. Mellon said community services spent almost $4,000 last month to be able to provide groceries to hungry families. The “$4,000 is a lot for one month, that’s almost

$1,000 a week and this isn’t even a holiday month,” she said. When school is in session, food drives are held regularly and even if it is the spur of the moment due to immediate need, the goods materialize from staff and students, she said. “When schools are not in session, it is always more difficult.” Hafford said he recently sent letters to 28 churches asking if they could take a

food collection and many already are. Hafford said he hopes upcoming fundraisers will boost the larder, however, items are needed now. “With the [greater] demands while school is out, donations are fewer,” he said. Drop off locations for food are Bread for Life, Mason’s Fellowship Lodge, 76 Main St., Southington, from 9 a.m. to noon weekdays; and Southington Community Pantry, 91 Norton Street, Plantsville, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Community services is also collecting backpacks and supplies for Smart Start, the annual back-to-school program. Items are contributed year round, however, there is always a need, Mellon said. Teachers and counselors call during the school year to get items or packs for students who are unable to purchase these basic needs.

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It’s all in the family By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

Treading through life as a teenager is hard enough. Each high feels like a lifechanging, “I’ll remember this forever,” kind of moment; each low makes it feel like, “Wow, life is just too hard and life is just not fair.” The delicate balance between the two is an emotional juxtaposition that you aren’t able to fully grasp until a few years down the road, for some, or many more years down the road for others. Like a seesaw, just when it seems like you’re at the top, there’s an innate force that somehow, someway, brings you down. And because of this seesaw battle of inner feelings, it is beyond critical to have some kind of support group, some kind of inner circle to keep you on an even path until a young adult can truly figure out the way to consistency. Now let’s throw a lifechanging decision into the mix; let’s throw thousands of dollars into the life of a teenager; and let’s throw the cutthroat business of professional sports as the Black Swan of decisions. Rare. Dignified. Terrifying. Exhilarating. For Sal Romano, this was his life last week. He was just a regular teenager, returning home from college summer classes and baseball practices, excited to reunite with friends, family and the like before returning for that vital freshman year – that allchanging freshman year – in college. Then he got a call that probably went something like this – “We want you to play baseball with the Cincinnati Reds and here’s what we want to offer you.” See Family, next page

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The signing process was a long one with a lot of paper to fill out, but it was all smiles for, from left, Lynne Romano, Don Titus (local Reds scout), Sal Romano and Lee Seras, Northeast Supervisor of Scouting for Reds.

The $450,000 man: Romano signs big bonus to play professional baseball with Cincinnati By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen It was a whirlwind 48 hours for Southington’s Sal Romano this past weekend. The right-handed pitcher, who was honored as Connecticut’s Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year in the spring, got home from summer classes and workouts at the University of Tennessee on Tuesday night (Aug. 9) – his first ever plane ride alone. On Wednesday (Aug. 10), he got a contract offer from the Cincinnati Reds, who drafted him in the 23rd round (715 overall) during Major League Baseball’s June First-Year Player Draft. On Friday, (Aug. 12) he came to terms with the Reds on that offer. This past Saturday morning (Aug. 13), shortly after 10 a.m., he made his dream come true. Romano signed a con-

tract with a signing bonus worth it’s happened very quickly, it was a $450,000 to play professional baseball in whirlwind the last 48 hours for this all the Reds’ organization. The deal starts to happen to him. We really thought he in 2012 and locks him was going back to Tenup for six more years nessee.” “A couple of days ago I in Major League BaseOn top of Romano’s was ready to go to Tenball. bonus, he’ll receive nessee and then all this “I don’t have words $75,000 towards a colfor it,” said an ecstatic lege education to a pubstuff happened with MaRomano afterwards. “A lic institution in Conjor League Baseball and couple of days ago I necticut. I’m just so honored to was ready to go to Ten“They were actually nessee and then all this willing to give more of represent the Reds.” stuff happened with a bonus and take away — Sal Romano Major League Baseball the school and we said, and I’m just so honored ‘No, school’s got to be to represent the Reds.” there,’” said Romano’s father, who’s Romano had plans to return to Ten- also a Sal. nessee this past Monday night after a On top of that money will also be short week back home. He returned, $1,100 per month as part of his minor but just to pack up his things. league salary. However, food, trans“It’s surreal, it really is,” said Lynne Romano, Sal’s mom. “It’s unbelievable, See Romano, page 35


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Family Continued from page 33

And oh how the next three days would change his life. As you noticed, Romano is a Red. You can read the other story for that information. But what you may not fully grasp from that story is the impact that aforementioned support group had on Romano. As I watched the signing process Saturday morning, many things popped into my head. Wow, what an opportunity. Geeze, that’s a lot of money. You know, I’m really happy for a great kid who will represent Southington well. Boy, I’m a little sleepy – did I leave my windows down? But while soaking in every moment as simply a fly on the wall, I noticed one more thing: No matter how much money and no matter what kind of fame may be achieved someday, the way Romano got there was not because he throws a lightning fastball, or a knee-buckling curve, or that he’s 6-foot-4 and still growing. It’s because of that support group, which starts with mom and dad. Every step of the way in the signing process, Romano would turn to mom, Lynne, (Sal, his father, joked when it comes to signing stuff, that’s


mom’s job), and he would look at her like, “What does this piece of paper mean,” or “Wow, this is kind of crazy and overwhelming,” and each time mom would look back with a kind smile or a reassuring, “Don’t worry,” and everything seemed like it’d be OK. And don’t worry, dad was there too to lend a comforting pat on the back. So often in professional

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The Romano family poses for a picture last Saturday morning with newly inked Sal in the middle. From left, Sal (father), Vin (brother), Lynne (mother), Maryssa (sister).

at the Indy 500, they’ll still be there. And for a kid that doesn’t turn 18 until October, that’s really more important to his chances at success than anything else. While the support group for some may be a different combination, the key is that it’s there. Some people don’t have it and for many, it’s not their fault. But in Romano’s case, he’s got it. Both parents believe in their son like nothing else and said in five years, they have visions of him pitching in Ohio, with the Reds. But last Saturday, as the older Sal put it, “He still needs a little help from his mother.” And for the younger Sal, that was probably the best help he could get. For more photos on Romano signing Saturday, visit m.

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November 10, 2010: After verbally committing to the University of Tennessee in late August, Romano officially signed his Letter of Intent at a gathering at the high school, attended by members of the media, friends and family. April 11, 2011: After a shaky start on opening day, Romano set the tone for his senior season during the Southington Blue Knights’ home opener, throwing a no-hitter against neighboring rival Bristol Central. June 1, 2011: Following a stellar senior year, Romano is named the Connecticut Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year, one of the highest individual honors for any athlete. June 4, 2011: In maybe his greatest individual performance and one of the best performances of anyone during the high school season, Romano shutdown CIAC Class LL defending champ Pomperaug in the quarterfinals, allowing three hits, no earned runs and striking out eight over 10 innings, throwing 133 pitches. And if that wasn’t enough, he made a sliding catch in right field to help preserve the 4-2, 11-inning victory. June 7, 2011: On the second day of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, Romano is drafted 715 overall in the 23rd Round by the Cincinnati Reds. July 4, 2011: It’s time for summer workouts and classes as Romano heads to the University of Tennessee for the summer session. August 9, 2011: Romano returns from Tennessee for a quick break before the fall semester. August 10, 2011: With the Aug. 15 signing date looming, the Reds propose their first offer to the right-handed pitcher. August 12, 2011: Shortly after 5 p.m., after some negotiating, Romano agrees to a professional baseball contract with the Reds with a $450,000 signing bonus.

year-old boy,” explained Lynne. “Our plan is for him not to use that bonus money. That’s for him to fall back on if he needs it.” She did say “little” Sal talked about getting a car, which he might do, but she said it would not be anything extravagant. The process, while a happy ending, was certainly chaotic. Going into the draft back in early June, the hope was that Romano would get picked much sooner than the 23rd round. But Lee Seras, who’s the Northeast Supervisor of Scouting for the Reds and was the main scout following Romano, said it was a sign-ability issue. “Especially up in the Northeast, a lot of kids are going to go to school unless they get significant money,” explained Seras. “So it’s tough to sign a lot of kids in the Northeast so they’ll take kids later in the rounds, even though he might be like a fourth- or third-round type of guy.” Even with the later-thanexpected pick, Seras said that multiple Reds scouts saw him and all said the same thing, “He’s really a fourth-, thirdround-type of kid.” Seras said while Romano has some things to work on, the intention from the beginning was to get a deal done. “His arm speed has got to quicken up, but that will


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Romano Continued from page 35

the second largest handed out by Cincinnati this summer with the final date to sign being Monday (Aug. 15). The Reds’ second-round picked signed for a reported $500,000. Beyond skills on the mound, Don Titus, who originally scouted Romano and is local in Bristol, said he’s got the make-up to succeed. “What you look for is progression … and I saw that in him,” said Titus. “Every coach I’ve ever talked to has spoke well of Sal and that’s important too. You’re looking for the physical make-up, but you’re also looking for the mental abilities.” The final negotiation process, however, wasn’t too chaotic. It was a little back and forth, but when the Reds threw out $400,000 as its first offer, Romano was blown away and things took an immediate turn for the better. “He was very excited that

the first offer was $400,000,” said both parents. “It was like two, three times just went back and forth and finally we just came to an agreement that, ‘All right, that’s what I’m looking for and I’ll sign,” explained Romano. “I guess they knew what they were planning to do the whole time and it worked out in theirs and my favor.” After returning from Knoxville, Tenn., Romano had a few days to rest until it’s back on a plane and out to Arizona today where he’ll take a physical and participate in a two-week throwing program. He’ll then return home for a short while before heading back out to the Grand Canyon State for an instructional league in the fall. Following that he’s home until spring training. “I’m excited to get started,” Romano explained. “All of the guys that I’ve met in the organization, I’m very excited to get acquainted

with them and meet all the coaches in all of the systems and hopefully one day get to the top. “I’ve always had to work my way up to the top, so I’m ready for the challenge.” His former coach agrees. “I just remember telling him how hard it was to be a professional baseball player and if he was willing to put in the work and he said he did (understand),” explained Charlie Lembo, Southington High head baseball coach. “There’s going to be more hard work and I know he’s willing to do it. “I think Sal is going to represent the town of Southington really well. I’m totally happy for him.” Though last Saturday, it was about soaking everything in as a 17-year-old professional athlete (he turns 18 Oct. 12). “Right now it’s basically the excitement of being here with all my family,” he said with a Major League smile. “I’m just enjoying it.”

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Business Brief Fitzsimons elected as Vice President Todd J. Fitzsimons, president and owner of Network Imaging, a Sharp and Kyocera Mita office technology dealership located in Southington, recently assumed the position of 2011-12 vice president of the Business Technology Association, a trade association headquartered in Kansas City, Mo. Fitzsimons was elected to the position by the associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s voting members. â&#x20AC;&#x153;BTA has served as such a valuable source of guidance for me through the years and so it is a privilege for me to give back to the association,â&#x20AC;? Fitzsimons said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Given the ever-changing nature of office Fitzsimons technology and the predominant role of independent dealerships in the distribution of office copiers and printers, this is an exciting time in our industry. I am looking forward to helping to further strengthen the dealer channel of distribution in the coming months.â&#x20AC;? Fitzsimons is the current chairman of the board for the Southington Chamber of Commerce.

Registration for the Southington Adult & Continuing Education programs will begin Aug. 29. Registration for GED, ESL, English and Math Refresher, and Americanization will be held Monday, Aug. 29 through Thursday, Sept. 1, 6 p.m., in the adult education office in the east wing of Southington High School,720 Pleasant St. Registrants must stay two hours for pre-class testing. Free basic education classes are offered. Registration for enrichment classes can be completed by obtaining a form at the office, in the booklet recently mailed to all residents or by visiting, click on schools then adult education. Registration deadline is Sept. 2. After that date, walk-in registration must be used on Tuesday, Sept. 6 through Thursday, Sept. 8. There is a fee for some courses, books and materials. For more information, either visit the website or call the adult education office at (860) 628-3229, ext. 333, 6 to 8:30 p.m.

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Birthday Continued from page 1

and his wife, Sophia Sue, were praying the birth would be on Aug. 11, he said. “When we got the call, it was a shock,” Edmund said this week. “What’s the probabilities of this?” asked his daughterin-law, Nancy Sterniak, Jeffrey’s mother. Edmund said he still has the birthday cards that Jeffrey made for him when he was a child and he plans on returning them so everyone can enjoy them. Looking back on his 95 years, Edmund said some of the highpoints, thus far, have been serving as a state trooper and fire marshal, meeting and transporting government officials as an occasional limousine driver, and the eight holes in one he has achieved. Prior to that, he also attended Providence College and served stateside with the U.S. Army during World War II. “I’ve had a won-

Photo courtesy of the Sterniaks

Parents Jeffrey and Diana Sterniak, of Michigan, hold Edmund J. Sterniak Sr., of Southington, stands in front their firstborn child shortly after his birth last Thursof photos of himself that were taken when he was a day, Aug. 11. Lucas Stephen Sterniak shares a birthstate trooper. He and his wife, Sophie Sue, have been day with his father and his great-grandfather, Edmund married for 68 years. J. Sterniak Sr., of Southington. Citizen photo by Robin Lee Michel

derful career.” Golf has always been a passion of he and his wife, the former Sophia Sue Klepacki, whom he met at Lake Compounce while at a

Polish dance. Together they had three children, Ronald, who now lives in South Carolina, and Edmund Jr. and Susan, who still live in town. In March, Edmund Sr. and

his wife, “Sue,” as she is known, celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary. The fact that their greatgrandson was also born on Aug. 11 is the icing on the

proverbial birthday cake and possibly the greatest milestones the two have shared. “We’ll have a nice big party now,” Jeffrey said during a telephone interview.


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Cooking with Susan Susan Marchetti, of Southington, former owner of Susan’s Gourmet, is answering culinary questions from residents. Send Marchetti your queries to her at The Southington Citizen, 40 N. Main St., Southington, CT 06489 or email them to Please include your full name, town and telephone number in case she needs to reach you. Dear Susan, I bought some beautiful fresh zucchini squash and now I can’t find my recipes for zucchini bread. I have a gas stove and an electric bread making machine. Instructions for either would help. Lea Porter Southington Zucchini bread Beat 3 eggs until frothy. Beat 2 cups of sugar, 1 cup of vegetable oil, 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Beat until thick and lemon colored. Stir in 2 to 3 cups grated zucchini, 2 cups of flour, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of nutmeg and allspice, 2 teaspoons of baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, 1 cup of nuts and 1 cup of raisins. Mix thoroughly. Bake 1 hour in a 350 degrees oven in greased and flowered pans. This will make two loaves.

Youth brass band to play Southington Brass will be playing at the Southington drive-in Saturday night, Aug. 20, before the movie. They will perform in the pavilion and serenade patrons for about 30 minutes starting at 7 p.m. Erik Semmel, brother of Southington High School Principal Martin Semmel, leads the student instrumental band.


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SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE Southington Planning and Zoning Commission Notice of Actions The Southington Planning and Zoning Commission voted to take the following actions at the meeting of August 2, 2011: A. Application to change zoning district boundary from “R-40” to “I-1”, property located in the northwest quadrant of town between Mount Vernon Road, Welch Road, DePaolo Drive and the Bristol town line (ZC #537), approved, effective 15 days after date of publication. B. Zoning regulation text amendment, Sections 2-12 L and 2-19 S regarding corner lots (ZA #559), approved, effective 15 days after date of publication. C. Ellen Lewitt, site plan modification to allow the temporary location of a hot dog vendor cart, 254 Queen Street (SPR #1253.3), approved with conditions, for a one year term. D. Request of the Southington Water Department for approval under Section 8-24 to install a new 8-inch water main on Spring Lake Road from Kuhr Drive to a location approximately 615 feet northeast (MR #461), granted favorable recommendation. E. YMCA Camp Sloper, site plan modification application for proposed 40x60 program building for camp and outdoor center programming, 1000 East Street (SPR #1519.1), approved. F. DC Development & Construction, LLC, 4 lot subdivision application, 207 East Street (S #1282), approved with conditions and determined rear lot was highest and best use of land. Dated at Southington, CT This 3rd day of August, 2011 Mary F. Savage-Dunham, AICP Town Planner


SOUTHINGTON INLAND WETLANDS AGENCY LEGAL NOTICE At their regular meeting held on August 4, 2011 the Southington Inland Wetlands Agency voted to take the following actions: A. VOTED TO SEND A FAVORABLE RECOMMENDATION TO PZC – FF #228, Application of Town of Southington seeking to place timber steps within the floodplain to ease river access at the Town owned Germania Street Parcel; corner of Germania and George Streets. Dated this 5th day of August, 2011 David J. Lavallee Environmental Planner

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T.L.G. LANDSCAPING: Stone, mulch, topsoil. Meticulous Lawn mowing. Hedge trimming/pruning. Spring/ Fall cleanups. Landscape installation. Walkways/ patios. 860302-6220 HIC #0630132/Ins. YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159 GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430


HEDGE TRIMMING GALVEZ DRYWALL LLC Sheetrock, taping, painting, power washing. Com/Res. Int/Ext. #0629166 203-631-9086

RICK’S AFFORDABLE brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or small. 203-530-4447


The Southington Citizen — Friday, August 19, 2011 MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE TWO Brass table lamps with cream colored shades. $30. 203-235-2784.

AFFORDABLE Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves.

Appliance Repairs

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203-284-8986 CHERRY Ent. cabinet, $295; Queen Anne style silverware chest, $200; 18th century cherry lady’s writing desk, $295; country french distressed cream w/cherry finish, drop-leaf table, $500. Assorted lamps and framed prints. (203) 235-9965 CHILDREN’S Table with two chairs. Great condition. $30. 203-235-2784. KITCHEN Table with two side drop leaf. $30. Call 860-621-1472 LOVESEAT/ double recliner, red, clean, $70 can deliver. 860-682-4435


MUSICAL INSTRUMENT & INSTRUCTIONS FREE Large upright player piano. Needs tune up. You pick up. Call 203-265-5713 after 5pm.

HOUSES FOR RENT FIREWOOD $225/cord. Sized for stove and fireplace. Multiple cord discount. Call (203) 439-1253 PELLET STOVE (Mount Vernon AE Insert) Used 2 winters. Paid over $5000. Includes wall thermostat. Black finish. Asking $3000. 203-213-0873

CLOTHING LADIES Black leather coats. Size XS. 3/4 length. Size large, fringed, short, $75 for both. (860) 621-1472

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

L & E PROPERTY Mgmt Offers Meriden- Big beautiful 4BR house w/large yard. 2 baths. Recently renovated. 89 Amity St. $1645 + utils. Avail. 9/1. (203) 240-4688 MERIDEN - 2BR Ranch for rent. Lg. yard. Dead end st. $1100/mo. sec. req’d. No pets. Also for sale for $112,000. Call Mike (860) 712-9672 or Judy (860) 712-5751 MERIDEN 3BR, 2 bath. Built 2006. Cath ceiling, Cental air, 2 car garage. Credit check & sec required $1800/mo. 1 yr lease 203-376-3084


MERIDEN - 2BR townhouse, 1 1/2 baths, AC, appls, w/d hookup. Section 8 ok. $975. (203) 269-9515 MERIDEN Sterling Village 2BR. PETS OK. Avail now! $1275+ utils & dep. Call Carmine @ 203-273-7630

MITSUBISHI 52 inch HD TV, with stand. $450.00. Located in Southington, call Ed @ 860384-2862 for appointment. SOLID Oak coffee and end tables. Good condition. Asking $70. 203-235-2784. THREE PIECE Antique white wicker furniture set: rocking chair, sofa and chair. Excellent condition. $200. For information, call (203) 238-2460 after 3:30 p.m.

VISION Fitness, HRC T8200 Folding Treadmill, Excellent Condition. $550 or Best Offer. Located in Southington. Call Ed @ 860-384-2862


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



CHESHIRE Lg 1 BR in quiet country setting, near Rt 10, minutes from I-691. Outside deck, on-site laundry, off street parking. $850, including heat & hot water. Sec & references. No pets. Call 860-398-5425.

Flanders West Apts Southington

Studio & 1 Bedroom Apts TRADITIONAL camelback, rollarm sofa. Tone-on-tone jacobean pattern in champagne. $150 cash and carry. 203-269-7945


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

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

2 YANKEES TICKETS 2 OAKLAND ATHLETICS @ YANKEE Stadium tickets for Tuesday, Aug. 23rd, 7:05pm. Section 420c, grandstand behind home plate. $80 total for both tickets. Can’t attend. Private seller. 203-507-4259 HAMSTER or small animal items. (Everything but the animal,food and bedding) 15” fish tank with screened lid, igloo house, glass water bottle with holder, food dish, two exercise wheels (one metal, one quiet plastic) and exercise ball. All great condition. Asking $30. 203-235-2784.

NAPIER Jewelry. 27 pieces. Never worn. Valued at $600. Sale $99 . (203) 235-6176 PORCELAIN Dolls- Collectibles, all are from Danbury Mint still packaged in original boxes. Have 12, pricing ranges from $30 to $100 each. 203-235-2784

TIFFANY Style overhead lights. Fruit pattern. 1980. Cost $350 each. Asking $50 each. Call (203) 440-4040

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

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

203-235-8431 OLD BICYCLES Don’t throw away that old bike. Hobbyman needs your help. Free pickup! Bikes will be recycled. Help save a bike! 203-494-9641 WANTED Hunting & Fishing Tackle Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Dave anytime 860-463-4359

HOME SWEET HOMES offers Meriden - Studio, 1, 2, 3 & 4BR apts Newly Renovated! Avail. Immed. 203-240-4688 MER 1BR, 2nd fl, new carpeting, W. Side, prvt backyard, +2 attic rms, Washer, dryer, stove & refrig, incld. $845/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm Call 203-630-3823 MER 1BR, Very large, 1st Fl apt. Large kitchen. Renovated, appliances, AC, coin op laundry. Heat & HW incl. No pets. $895/mo + sec. (203) 626-2320 MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. East Side, 2nd fl studio $180/wk+sec. 1BR, 3rd fl, $845/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm 203630-3823 or MERIDEN - 1 BEDROOM Kitchen, Living Room, 3rd Floor. $650 per month plus utilities. Call 203-980-6184 MERIDEN - 2 BR Hubbard Park area. Central Air/Heat. 775 W. Main St. $925/mo. + utils. No pets. Call Chino 203-440-3483 MERIDEN - HUGE 4BR, 2nd flr, lg. yard. Off st. parking. W/D hookup. Available immediately. $1250 + sec. 203-294-1229

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN - Spacious 5 rm, 2bedrm, 2nd floor, stove, ref. w/d hookup, front porch, lrg. yard. Clean, nice area. $825/ mo. 860-690-5555 MERIDEN - West Main St. Large 3BR, 1st flr apt. Hdwd flrs, eatin kitchen. Off st. parking. 2 blocks from courthouse. Laundrymat directly across st. $900/mo. Call (203) 668-5132

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

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

2 BR Starting at $800 Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-639-8751 MERIDEN 1BR, Broad Street. Near monument. Skylight, Sunken DR & Kitchen. Hdwd flrs. very clean & safe, secure apt. $725. Call 203-213-8833. MERIDEN 1BR. Spacious Hdwd flrs, off-st-parking, laundry, 1st flr, $645/mo. Call Jonah 203430-0340 MERIDEN 2 bdrm. 2nd floor.Off street parking. Utilities not included. Credit check, security deposit req'd. 750/mo. 203 915-7651. MERIDEN 2BR., 1 bath. 3rd fl. W/D hook. Off ST. parking Lge kitchen Newly remodeled $775/mo + Security No Pets Call Nat 203-671-2672 MERIDEN 3BR - 92 Twiss Street Washer/dryer hookup. Off street parking. $1,000/mo. Section 8 Approved. 203-430-5083 MERIDEN Large 3 BR Modern Apartment. $1000 per month plus security. Call Clive 203886-9902 MERIDEN Lrg 2BR 2nd Flr HW flrs. No pets. Sec. sys, prvt Offst-park. Huge closet space $875/mo + sec. Must be seen. MHA Apprd. Call 203-537-1730 MERIDEN Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841 MERIDEN Unique 2 BR, 3rd Fl. Randolph Ave. Off st parking. $675 per month. 2 mos security plus application fee req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN- 2BR Apt $750, 3BR $900. Crown St. No utilities incl. 1 mo. sec. req. Section 8 approved. Available immediately! 203-815-5399 MERIDEN-1BR, 1st flr w/kit/LR combo, wall to wall carpet/ linoleum. Off st. parking. Exc cond/loc. $650 + utils. 1st, last & 1 mo. sec. No Pets. 860-663-1229 MERIDEN-2 BR Clean, 2nd floor. Stove & refrigerator included. WD hookup. Private yard. Small pets at discretion of landlord. 136 Bunker Ave. $800 per month. Section 8 approved. 203-671-3112 MERIDEN-2BR, 2nd floor Available now! No pets $650 per month Section 8 approved 203-427-7706 MERIDEN-2BR, LR, w/FP. Stove, frig, DW, W/D, A/C. Partially furnished. Patio lg prvt yard. $1200/mo incld elec, heat & cable. Avail 9/1. 203-237-3544 MERIDEN-3BR, 2.5 Baths. With garage. 3 story condo. Dishwasher, CA, Hdwd floors & carpet. Available immediately. $1,275/ mo. Call 203-980-7739

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN-5Rm, 2BR, 3rd flr, completely remodeled, deck, off-st-parking. Sect. 8 appr’d. $950/mo+sec. 203-980-0215 MERIDEN. 1, 2 & 4 BR apts, 2 BR house & 2 BR Townhouse avail. Sec & refs required. Call Ray Valenti for details (203) 2381977 Re/Max Professionals MERIDEN. 1st flr, 2 BR, newly remodeled, washer & dryer, off street parking, dead end st, large yard, dishwasher, refrig, glasstop stove, over stove microwave, easy access 691. $900. 1 mo dep. 1st & last month’s rent upon signing. Call Ed at (203) 314-9825 MOVE IN SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $695/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric included. Private balcony. 1 month free rent. Ask for details. Call for info 203-639-4868

SUMMER BROOK APTS Recently Remodeled 1BR - $725, 2 BR - $850-$875, 3BR - $1050 Incl. heat, HW, off st parking Income Guidelines Apply Applications can be obtained at 35CC Darling St. Southington 860-621-1700 EHO Financed by CHFA Creative Management & Realty Co., Inc. WALLINGFORD - 1BR, Spacious LR, kitchen, off st. parking, center of town. $875 incl. utils. No pets. 203-715-1805 or 203-9159919 WALLINGFORD - 2BR, LR, kit., appliances. YMCA area. Off st. parking. No pets. $900 + utils. 203-915-9919 or 203-488-5409 WALLINGFORD - 3rd flr, 2BR, big kitchen & den, near Choate. Back yard. No smoking/no pets. $750. Call 203988-6591 WALLINGFORD 4 Rooms, 1BR, 1st Floor. Country setting. Private area. Heat & electric included. $900. References & security. 203-284-8890 WALLINGFORD-1BR apt starting at $750 including heat & HW. No pets. JJ Bennett 203265-7101 WALLINGFORD-1BR newly remodeled, center of town offst-parking. No pets/smoking. Sec & ref. $850/mo. Elec incld. Avail 9/1. 203-537-6443 WALLINGFORD-3rd flr, 2BR, near library. No smoking/pets. Sec dep. Refs req’d. $800/mo + utils. 203-269-1426 WALLINGFORD-Apts for rent. 1BR & 3BR. Avail Sept 1st. Refrig, stove incld. No pets/smoking. Sec & refs. $725-$1000. Paul 203-269-6348 WALLINGFORD-Large 1BR, open kitchen & living room, 3rd flr, off-st-parking. Great location near library. No pets. $875/mo. 203-641-3182 WALLINGFORD. 2 BR, 2nd flr, gas heat, c/a, appliances, w/d hookup, off st parking. No smoking/pets. 2 mos sec & refs. $850 + utilities. Call (203) 265-0890 WLFD Furnished Apt 1BR, heat, HW, cable TV, Internet. Prvt deck. Washer/Dryer. 2TVs No pets/smoking. Prvt parking. $925/mo+sec. (203) 626-5786

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770 YALESVILLE On the Green 2BR, 2 Full baths, w/d, storage area. Exercise rm on site. Walking distance to the trails. $1200. 203-605-2005



WALLINGFORD-Masonic home area, 1BR, 2nd flr, stove & refrig, dishwasher, washer & dryer avail. 9/1. No pets. 203-284-0741

ROOMS FOR RENT CHESHIRE Located on mini farm. Off st parking. Kitchen privileges. No smoking/drugs. $480/month. Also - 1,000 SF Office for rent. (475) 201-8894 MERIDEN - 1 lg & 1 small room for rent. References, security. Off st. parking. No drugs or alcohol. Must have car. Call (203) 6234396 leave message. MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or

MERIDEN-$405,900 Historic Meriden home features old world charm with all the modern conveniences 10rms 5brs, 2 car garage 3 full baths beautifully landscaped private yard. Call Fred Gettner for details 203-265-5618

NORTH HAVEN Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV. Short Stay/ Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333

GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT MERIDEN - 3 car garage for rent. Non commercial. Incl. water & electric. Easy access. $300/mo. + sec. Call 646-345-2636

STORES & OFFICES FOR RENT PLANTSVILLE - Small office or business building. 2400 sf. Central air, detached garage. For rent or for sale. Call (860) 621-2693

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL RENTALS MIDDLEFIELD Industrial Park 3 Bldgs, 1360-3600sqft Machine/carpentry shop, Landscaping, Warehousing, possibilities. - Call Irwin at 860-347-5823 or 860-573-8884

MIDDLETOWN. Move Right In! Spacious Beautifully Maintained Home on quiet cul de sac. Kitchen and Baths all redone. New Siding. New AC, Furnace 4yrs. New CAir. Multi Level Deck. Oversized Garage. New Carpet. New Landscape. 3 Bdr, Sqft:1,528, 1.5 BA. $249,000. Call 860-344-0085 for more info or appt.


WALLINGFORD-$249,900 A piece of country but close to town. 6Rm 3BR Col +2c det gar all on almost an acre! Good sized rms, form dr w/sliders to deck, front porch, & loads of room to grow. Call Kathy Thuerling 203-265-5618

WALLINGFORD-Priced to Sell In-town 3BR, 1.5 bath, renovated ● Walk-up attic/full basement ● 2 car garage, 5 yr- old furnace ● All hdwd flrs, updated Baths, new windows, roof, electrical Move in Condition-Must See $189,000 Call 203-265-1070

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


WALLINGFORD-$249,900 4BR 2.5 bath home. Freshly painted interior. Lower level w/spacious FR, bedroom and bathperfect inlaw or tenant set up. Fenced yard. Easy access to major highways. Linda Diana 203-265-5618

BOOKKEEPER A seasonal position is available in a busy retail operation for a highly organized, energetic individual with strong communication and computer skills. Responsibilities will include daily bookkeeping and cash handling functions, as well as providing administrative support to store operations. Knowledge of spread sheets and word processing required. Forward resume and salary requirements to Lyman Orchards, P.O. Box 453 Middlefield, CT 06455 attn.: H.R. or email to or No phone calls please.


Friday, August 19, 2011 — The Southington Citizen EDUCATION We have immediate openings in the following areas for enthusiastic help.

Photographer’s Assistant We are looking for an individual who likes working with children to assist our photographers at school photo shoots. Must be customer oriented with a professional appearance and attitude. May also work in the studio as a receptionist. Call (860) 621-3289 Ask for Art or Debbie

Digital Imager Responsibilities include: downloading and organizing RAW camera files. Cropping and color correcting images. Archiving images, data entry and updating customer files. Must be comfortable with Adobe Bridge and Photoshop in a Windows environment. Must be able to work weekends.

Interested? Email us your resume and 3 references

CHESHIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS MIDDLE SCHOOL LONG TERM SUBSTITUTESCIENCE TEACHER (August 29,2011-November 4, 2011) Exciting opportunity for individuals who possess excellent interpersonal skills, high energy level, creativity and the ability to work with all levels of students in a team teaching atmosphere. Must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of and the ability to teach all levels of subject area. The ability to create a positive, enthusiastic, dynamic classroom atmosphere implementing cooperative learning and participation in classroom activities is necessary. QUALIFICATIONS: Connecticut Teaching Certificate or the ability to qualify, with appropriate endorsement(s), and expertise in appropriate curriculum (CERT #033, #034, #233, #234) CLOSING DATE:

AUG 31, 2011 4:00 p.m.

TO APPLY: Call Job Opportunities Line at 203250-2411. Leave your name, address and the EXACT title of the position for which you are applying and an application will be mailed to you. EOE

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HELP WANTED ADMIN ASSISTANT-PT Mon-Fri mornings for a sm. growing insurance agency in Middlefield. Must be organized, outgoing, flex, have exc. phone etiquette, & strong computer skills. Please send resumes ASSEMBLERS/Electronics Temp, Wallingford. Good soldering skills, able to identify components. $11-13. Call AR Mazzotta 203- 949-4242

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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

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CLEANERS MANAGEMENT TRAINEES NEEDED Our Waterbury branch is overloaded! We need 20 sharp, hardworking people to train for carpet cleaning and management positions. Must have your own vehicle and excellent work ethic. Full time permanent work. $400-$1500/week. Call Mon. or Tues. to schedule interview. 203-759-1392 COOK/DIETARY AIDE PART TIME/ ROTATING WEEKENDS. WILL TRAIN TWIN MAPLES HEALTH CARE 44 BED SNF - Competitive pay. EOE. CALL JACKIE (860) 349-1041 Customer Service

Are You Unemployed? Fall & permanent positions available. No experience necessary. 20-30 people neeeded. $475-$535/wk to start. International company now hiring for New Haven /Hartford Counties. All depts hiring. CUSTOMER SERVICE LIGHT OFFICE DUTIES SET-UP & DISPLAY Benefits available after 90 days of full time work. For immediate interview call Call 860-329-0316 HVAC INSTALLER Hourly. Installations of HVAC systems thruout CT. Sheetmetal & boiler experience a must. S2 LICENSE, OSHA 10 Previous experience required. Must have own transportation & tools. Small but growing HVAC Contractor Work on commercial projects statewide, no residential attics. Hourly based on experience. Vacation/holiday pay. Equal opportunity employer email resume to NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Grow with us! LOST Or Found. The RecordJournal will run your lost or found ad FREE in our Marketplace Section! Call 203238-1953 for details.

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DRIVER/LABORER w/Class A CDL license Exp. in asphalt paving a plus Call 203-294-0657

HVAC TECHNICIAN LMG is a mechanical contracting company based in Middletown CT. Due to recent growth, we are seeking an HVAC Tech. Must have a Mech/Journeyman License and a minimum of five (5) years working experience in high end residential and light commercial (HVAC chiller, plumbing, pipefitting and /or mechanical equipment service) industry. Must also have a valid driver’s license and appropriate license to work with refrigerants. This person must be a selfstarter who can work independently. Satisfactory verbal and written communication skills are required. Send resumes to Or mail to:

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Wallingford Family YMCA HEAD TEACHERS for the upcoming school year in SAGE (School Age Growth & Enrichment) Program held in all Wlfd elementary schools. Qualifications incl: State of CT Head Teacher Cert. or 15 credits in education or related field, exp. working w/children, supervision, organizational skills & an exc. work ethic. Responsible for implementation of the program, must have good communication skills to interact w/children, parents, staff, & school administrators. Hrs: 6:45-8:45am & 3-6:15pm, Mon-Fri. SWIM INSTRUCTORS for large aquatic program. Days, eves & wknd positions avail. Competitive wages based on exp., flex. hrs. Positions to begin in Sept. Receive a free YMCA membership incl. access to our fitness center, pool, programs, etc. Send resume or apply at: 81 So. Elm St., Wallingford or email: dchappell@

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HELP WANTED MAINTENANCE/GroundskeeperF/T position. Bi-weekly rotating on call. Must have 2-3yrs exp. Refs req’d. Apply at or mail resume to: Lincoln College of New England, 2279 Mt. Vernon Rd., Southington, CT 06489 RESTAURANT-COUNTER HELP P/T days & wknds. WAITSTAFF - Fri/Sat. Enthusiastic people person. Fast paced environment. Rest. exp. pref. Apply in person: Dino’s, 540 Washington Ave, No. Haven, CT SHIPPING AND MAINTENANCE FULL TIME POSITION in greenhouse setting. Applicant must be hardworking & self-motivated. Mechanical and construction skills a plus. Apply to: Geremia Greenhouse 415 Barnes Rd., Wallingford Ask for Phil or Joe


Seeking highly qualified candidate to supervise the stockroom activities for a municipal electric utility including the utility’s perpetual and real-time material inventories and stock records. The position requires a H.S. diploma or equivalent and 3 years experience in storekeeping, materials management or inventory control. Wages: $28.84 to 31.79 per hour plus an excellent fringe benefit package. Apply: Personnel Dept Town of Wallingford 45 South Main St. Wallingford, CT 06492 The closing date will be that date the 75th application form/resume is received, or August 24, 2011 whichever occurs first. EOE



HELP WANTED TIRE TECH Must have valid drivers license & clean driving record. Apply in person: Town Fair Tire, 994 North Colony Rd, Wallingford or 860 Washington St, Middletown TREE CARE Co. seeks Climber. Min 3 yrs exp. Ability to climb all tree sizes and perform standard pruning techniques/ removals. Also looking for Ground Person. Exp a +. Good pay/benefits. TCIA accredited co. Affirmative Action/EOE. Call 203-269-6410 or email VETERINARY Hospital Openings: F/T Receptionist w/exp, Kennel Help. Fax Resume: 203-265-3641 WAREHOUSE POSITION Strong communication skills Computer knowledge a must Various duties Apply in Person National Filter Media 9 Fairfield Blvd, Wallingford

MEDICAL CAREERS RN 11-7 Supervisor 24-32 hrs. Benefits available. Apply in person M-F, 8-4: Apply-Rehab Coccomo 33 Cone Ave, Meriden, CT EOE RN 11-7 Supervisor 24-32 hrs. Benefits available. Apply in person M-F, 8-4: Apply-Rehab Coccomo 33 Cone Ave, Meriden, CT EOE

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Southington Citizen issue published 8-19-2011


Southington Citizen issue published 8-19-2011