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Volume 7, Number 34

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Local physician to bring medical care to Haiti again By Kaitlyn Naples Special to The Citizen

The members of Hearts for Haiti will be returning once again to help the victims of the earthquake that hit seven months ago. “We have just started making plans to head down there mid-January,” said Dr. Anthony Ciardella, who will be traveling with the same medical professionals he traveled with in March. Ciardella said the same individuals who accompanied

him last time to Haiti all wished to return again. He also said there is room for other volunteers with medical and technology backgrounds. Instead of three clinics, Ciardella said the plan is to increase the number by one to make four clinics, including a satellite clinic. A telemedicine clinic has also been talked about which will help link the clinics to each other via computer, Ciardella said, and added he hopes to be able to link with doctors from the

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United States so another set of eyes, if not more, can see what types of illnesses and diseases Hearts for Haiti will be seeing. “The problem we see right now is the lack of power there (Haiti),” the Southington physician said. “Power is dismal down there but we have been promised better generators and better water purification from last time.” The tele-medicine, Ciardella compared with Skype, is used currently between New Britain General Hospital and Bradley Hospital.

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New haircuts part of back-toschool community initiative By Jessica Plaskett Special to the Citizen

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A minihorse enjoys some hay as visitors of the Grange Fair watch on.

Flowers were on display, as well as many of the prize-winning vegetables and fruits.

More than 100 children will return to school sporting more than new backpacks and shoes this fall. This year, they’ll hold their heads high with fresh haircuts as they enter a new grade, thanks to an addition to the Southington Community Services smart start program. For more than a decade, local high school students have worked with community services to provide less fortunate students with new backpacks chock full of school supplies. Families must qualify under WIC income guidelines. This year, the newlyopened Couture Salon has teamed up with the program offering qualifying families a free haircut for kids Kindergarten through high school. So far, 146 kids have received vouchers for a cut,

said Community Services Director Janet Mellon, which helps to ease parents’ financial pressures associated with buying new school attire for their children.

“It’s hard on families who are just trying to get by,” Mellon said. “It’s such a great program and the free hair-

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SHS Wall of Honor By Dan Brechlin The Southington Citizen Four new names will be enshrined in the Southington High School Wall of Honor this fall. The honorees include Alan DeBisschop, Marc Giammatteo, Art Secondo, and Michael Ingelido. All members are graduates of the high school Wall of Honor committee chairman and social studies teacher Bob Brown said. The selections were allowed to have been nominated by anybody and according to Brown, have made considerable contributions in community service, won major awards, and or have done humanitarian work. “We pick four or five each year and these were all really deserving people,” Brown said, adding that the comSee Wall, page 49


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After eight years at the helm of one of the town’s most wide-reaching nonprofit agencies, United Way Executive Director Richard Corcoran is leaving his position to return to the health care industry. “It was a very, very hard decision. I loved the agencies and the people I worked with,” Corcoran said Friday. His last day is expected to be Friday, Aug. 13. Corcoran, of Farmington, said he’s proud of the programs that were established during his tenure. “We struck out on a mission to benefit seniors and the youth in community,” he said. For example, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, or RSVP, grew to about 60 volunteers who use their private cars to drive seniors to medical appointments. The United Way reimburses the volunteers for mileage and helps with insurance costs, Corcoran said. A transition program at Southington High School was started last year to help students who have returned from substance abuse rehabilitation. “We help with the transition” back to the community,” Corcoran said. That program is funded through Community Mental Health Affiliates Inc., one of the agencies supported by the United Way. “It’s successful and we’ll continue to fund it,” Corcoran said. Corcoran said that after spending 30 years

in health care, his time at the United Way gave him the opportunity to see things from a different perspective. “It was a total awakening. You can become sheltered,” he said. “You realize how many people are in need.” “He has a tremendous love for the community. He worked hard for any cause that needed to be addressed,” said board member James Bowes. On the professional front, Bowes said Corcoran was always very informative with the board members. “He always communicated with me very well,” Bowes said. Corcoran plans to remain involved with the United Way. “I won’t go too far,” he said. “I’m lucky with the great professional relationships I’ve had. But, I’ve also made a lot of friends.” Corcoran said he will help the board map out the annual fundraising campaign that begins in September. He said the board understood his yearning to return to the health care industry. A search committee will likely be formed to find a permanent successor, Corcoran said. Michael Killian, president of the board of directors, said board member and former Town Councilor Victoria Triano will serve as interim executive director. In the meantime, the United Way will continue with its planned fundraising events, he said, including the Comedy Night on Sept. 17 held in conjunction with the Southington Chamber of Commerce.

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Social networking policy in place ... just in case By Dan Brechlin The Southington Citizen

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others can “Tweet” an interesting link and some write about what they are doing. Some posts can be meaningless, some can have meaning and others can simply cause controversy. Southington Board of Education put a social networking policy in place in June, in order to recognize the grow-

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Thiery said the employees also “have a right to know what the expectations of them are.” He also said he sees social networking as a “modern form of communication” and can have positive benefits. “The Southington Education Foundation has a Facebook page, for example,” he said. “It’s a way for them to get their message out there.” Though Goralski said he knows many people interact on the sites, he stays away.

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community, creates a hostile work environment, breaches confidentiality of employees or students within the school district, or harms the goodwill or reputation of the board of education. There is also a set of rules and regultions employees must follow in order to not cause harm. The result of negative actions through the use of social networking may result in discipline, the policy states, which includes possible termination.

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combined her zeal for business with her love for athletics when joining the staff at Cardio Express. “You would never know it to look at him. Unlike my grandmother, Peter’s MS is not so readily noticeable. However, despite the unseen, I know his illness has changed his life in many ways.” More than 6,000 Connecti-

cut residents, like Uihlein and Rusconi, live with multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease affecting the central nervous system. The cause is unknown and there currently is no cure. Symptoms can include, among other things, numbness in the limbs, difficulties with vision and speech, stiffness, loss of mobility and, in some more severe cases, total paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot be

predicted. Rusconi, who lives in Vernon and owns and operates Cardio Express Fitness Centers in Southington, Tolland, Vernon, Manchester and Wethersfield, launched a Cardio Express Bike MS team in 2006. Markavich was one of the first employees to sign on to participate in the two-day benefit ride and has participated every year since. “I watched the slow downhill progression this disease


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Hilda (Wruck) Fede, formerly of Southington, died Aug. 5, 2010, at the Highlands Health Care Center in Cheshire. She is predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Ralph Fede. She was the daughter of the late Frederick and Emily (Schulz) Wruck. She lived in Meriden until moving to Southington, and worked at International Silver for several years. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Southington, the American Legion Auxiliary of Meriden Unit No. 45, and the Connecticut Farm Bureau. She is survived by a daughter, Ruth Stetson, of Newark, Del., a son, David Fede and his wife, D’Ann, of North Stonington, a daughter, Deborah Elliott and her husband, Bruce, of Meriden, a daughter, Sandra Fede, of Southington, and a daughter, Rebecca Fede, of Southington; one sister, Ilsa Petruzielo, of Meriden; four


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Church, Southington. Burial followed in Gethsemane Cemetery, Meriden. Memorial donations may be made to First Lutheran Church, 232 Bristol St., Southington, CT 06489. The family would like to thank the caring staff at Highlands Health Care Center in Cheshire for their consistently good care.

grandchildren; and six greatgrandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and the Traini and Kostenko families which were like her own family. She was predeceased by her three brothers, John, Norbert and Gunther Wruck. The funeral was held Aug. 8, 2010, at the Plantsville Funeral Home, Plantsville. A Mass was held on Aug. 9, 2010, at First Lutheran


Richard M. Niezgorski, 58, lifelong resident of Southington, died unexpectedly on July 31, 2010, at Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley Memorial Campus. He was the loving husband of Mary (Schlander) Niezgorski. He was born in Southington on Nov. 30, 1951, to the late Alex and Florence (Sokolowski) Niezgorski. He was member of the Air Force Reserve and achieved the ranking of staff sargeant. After his military service, he was employed at the Griffin Construction Co., Teleco Corp and most currently employed as a designing engineer for Cidra Corporation in Wallingford. He loved spending time with his family, bicycling, gardening and the beach. He was also a former vice-president of the Jaycees in Southington. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his two sons, Mark Niezgorski and Jason Niezgorski, his brother, David Niezgorski and wife, Patricia, and his sister, Kathy Larkin and husband, Brian, all of Southington; his two nephews, Christopher Larkin and Matthew Niezgorski; and his two nieces, Amanda Larkin and Alisha Bouchard. The funeral was held Aug. 4, 2010, at Plantsville Funeral Home, Plantsville. Burial was at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Con-

Walter J. Ziebka, 78, of Southington, died Aug. 3, 2010, at the Connecticut Veterans Home in Rocky Hill. He was the beloved husband of 53 years of Catharine (Greene) Ziebka, of Waterbury. He was the son of Stanley Ziebka and Agnes (Kochanka) Ziebka. He served on the U.S.S. Mindoro during the Korean War. Before retiring, he worked as a design engineer for Hayden Switch & Instrument in Waterbury for more than 30 years. He resided in Southington for more than 76 years. He is survived by his son, Michael Ziebka and his wife, Cheryl Ziebka and their son, Michael Miller, of Farmington; his sisters, Elizabeth Drozd and Frances Zercie, of Southington, and Elsie Pasquale, of St. Augustine, Fla. He was predeceased by his brother, Matthew Ziebka. A private service was held Aug. 6, 2010, at the chapel on the grounds of the Connecticut Veterans Home, Rocky Hill. Memorial donations can be made to the Connecticut Veterans Home, Fellowship House, 287 West St., Rocky Hill, CT 06067. Brooklawn Funeral Home, Rocky

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Letters to the Editor

Support Markley

To the editor: I write this letter today to ask those of you who will read this to please support Joe Markley in the upcoming November election. I can say that it is more of a plea, really, than a request because I’m passionate about Joe and his abilities. I’ve said this to Joe and I’ll say it to you; of all the candidates names you will see on the November ballot, I do not think you will find a more deserving or qualified candidate than Joe Markley. After all, he’s been there, done that. He’s also one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met, in or out of politics. That’s right, Joe Markley has already held the seat that he is running for. He was elected to the State Senate in 1984, the first Southington

resident to hold that seat in over 40 years. While there, he cut over $100 million from the state budget, rallied for the consolidation of agencies and co-sponsored the largest tax cut in Connecticut history. Sound like someone that we need in the Connecticut State Legislature in today’s out of control “tax and spend” atmosphere? He does to me. Back in 1991 Joe also fought valiantly against the state income tax as cofounder of the Connecticut Taxpayer Committee. His “Axe the Tax” rally drew 65,000 people to the state capitol in Hartford. Joe also served in Southington as the Southington Republican Town Chairman. Again, I ask, who is better qualified for this position? Joe has already proven himself once

and he is committed to doing it again. Joe is a regular, down to earth kind of guy and the type of politician more politicians should model themselves after. We need Joe Markley back in the Connecticut State Legislature – it’s that simple. Please, in today’s world of the Internet, it takes a few keystrokes to research a candidate and find out a little bit more about the man, his character and his politics. Better yet, meet Joe Markley in person. Spend a few minutes talking with him and you’ll see what I see, a man who deserves your support and your vote for State Senate in November. Please vote for Joe Markley this November. Joe Markley represents Southington, Cheshire, Wa-

Government Meetings

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. Tuesday, Sept. 7 Planning and zoning commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8 Board of finance, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 9 Board of police commissioners, Southington Police Department Community Room, 69 Lazy Lane, 6 p.m. Board of education, town hall council chambers, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13 Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14 Zoning board of appeals, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21 Planning and zoning commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m.

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Support Meccariello To the editor: I would like to take this opportunity to endorse Bryan Meccariello for Probate Judge in the SouthingtonCheshire elections. I have had both the opportunity and the privilege of working along side him, “behind the scenes”, in many of Southington’s large functions; the latest being the Italian Festival. Both he and his son, Garrett, and many other volunteers, put in endless hours of work so that these events will be a success. I have also engaged his legal services and advice in some very complex and personal matters in the past. His advice, concern and integrity to these delicate family matters, helped our family out at a time in our lives when we were fragile and vulnerable. He took the time to not only give us expert legal advice, but also took the time to give our grandson a “friend” to turn to if needed. Bryan is an honest, dedicated man to the town of Southington, and has served Southington honestly, fairly and with great integrity for many years, and I hope he will be voted back in and serve for many more years to come. JoAnne Salerno Southington

Thanks for your help

To the editor: I am writing to thank all the voters who turned out this past Tuesday to help me formally become their candidate for Probate Judge for the 18th District. I am over-

whelmed and overjoyed by the tremendous amount of support the voters showed me. As I stated when I petitioned to become a candidate, I decided to run for the people, not the politics. My campaign has burned the candle at both ends for the past few months and a small group of dedicated individuals committed to hard work moved a mountain as a result. To all those who helped me, I am forever indebted. I am also indebted to my wife Colleen and our children who sacrificed our family time and attention to allow me to run. As we celebrate this primary victory our focus now shifts to unifying the community at large in order to take on the upcoming November election. Our commitment to hard work and perseverance can only be magnified with everyone’s help this fall. I pledge to continue my fight to become your Probate Judge with the same vigor I have shown thus far. Our “common sense” campaign based on facts will continue to show that not only are we committed to winning and have experience, but also the integrity to serve the voters honorably. I thank you again for your support this primary election and continue to ask for your vote this November. Please visit us on the Web at With Sincere Appreciation, Matt Jalowiec Republican Candidate for Probate Judge

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Inquiring Photographer What have you read over the summer? Compiled by Stacey McCarthy

I read Fathers and Daughters. It’s an educational, nonfiction, how-to type book. John Zazzaro Southington

Town Briefs Charity tag sale The Miceli family will hold its annual charity tag sale on Saturday, Aug. 28, from 8 to 11 a.m. The rain date is Sunday, Aug. 29, from 8 to 11 a.m. The tag sale will be held at 209 Hilltop Drive in Southington. All proceeds will go to Every Dollar Feeds Kids, an organization that supports children in the city of Cuernavaca, Mexico, sev-

Fundraiser Sea of Monsters. It’s about these demigods who are trying to find their friend, Satire, who was trapped by a Cyclops. Nicole White Plantsville

I’ve only read one book and it’s Backwater by Joan Bauer. It was OK, but kind of boring. Carissa Mirando Plantsville

I read Backwater. It was on the summer reading list. It was interesting, but boring. Samantha Ferla Plantsville

Continued from page 13 tween the ages of 20 and 40. “In retrospect, I’m sure I had symptoms of the disease for some time,” said Blanchard, “but truly I believe my active lifestyle kept those symptoms at bay and delayed onset.” Today Blanchard is working with Markavich, spinning at Cardio Express to prepare to cycle the 25-mile route each day of the two-day Bike MS. As a result of his MS, Blanchard experiences spasticity in his leg and extreme fatigue on hot, humid days but said his symptoms could be much worse and is glad that for now, they are manageable. He believes staying as physically active as possible is key to combating a disease that threatens to rob those is affects of mobility and independence. “I undergo daily injections to slow the progression of my MS,” said Blanchard. “But just as importantly, I include workouts at the gym several

eral nearby villages, and villages in Ecuador. EDFK provides regular meals and vitamin supplements to youngsters who would otherwise have to survive on occasional meals from their povertystricken families. This food assistance enables these kids to have the strength to attend school. For more information, visit and for information on the tag sale, contact

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times a week to help keep me at optimal health and wellness. Andrea and the rest of the staff here at Cardio Express make me feel right at home. They are always willing to support me, encouraging me all the way. Going to the gym, seeing friendly faces and working out is something I look forward to.” Markavich believes it’s important to invest in the lives of her clients and equally important to give back to community. “Bike MS is so important to me,” said Markavich, who, along with Cardio Express staff at all five locations, has helped recruited more than 100 participants for this year’s ride. “Knowing that I can make a difference in the lives of people like Michael, Peter and my grandmother is empowering and gratifying.” Markavich, Blanchard, Rusconi and the rest of the Cardio Express fundraising team will saddle up for the 2010 Bike MS: Cardio Express Ride Saturday, Aug. 28 and Sunday, Aug. 29. The ride starts and finishes at Priam

Vineyards in Colchester. Registration for Bike MS is $35 with a minimum fundraising amount per rider of $125. Online registration is available at As part of the chapter’s Ticket to Ride program, registration fees will be waived for participants joining teams who have never cycled previously in the two-day bike event and who are joining teams. Each team is allotted three tickets to ride. The ride includes cookouts, wine tastings and live bands each day. To register to ride on team Cardio Express or donate to the team, visit To register for another team or to ride solo, visit Event community partners include WTNH News 8, KISS 95.7 and WCTY 97.7. For more information on Bike MS: Cardio Express Ride, please contact Jessica Tedford at (860) 913-2550, ext. 227, or e-mail — National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter

Elks dispose of old flags

As a community service, the Elks Lodge, 114 Main St., Southington, accepts old U.S. and other flags for proper disposal. There is a large red, white and blue container on the front steps of the lodge. Put the old flags in this container and the Elks will properly dispose of them.

The Fun CT Fact of the Week I read: The List, A Night to Remember and My Life in Dog Years. Kayla Padroff Southington

This week, Gov. Jodi Rell is urging Connecticut consumers to take advantage of the state’s 10th annual sales tax-free week – a tax holiday that allows shoppers to purchase individual items of clothing and footwear under $300 without paying the usual 6 percent sales tax. This year’s sales tax-free weeks runs from Sunday, Aug. 15 through Saturday, Aug. 21. Did you know the “Universal Clothes Wringer” was invented and manufactured in Middlefield, Conn., in 1860? The “Universal Clothes Wringer” relieved people from the arduous task of wringing clothes by hand. —Office of Gov. M. Jodi Rell


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The Newcomers and Neighbors Club of Southington is a women’s social club open to both new and to lifelong residents of Southington. Monthly events include Ladies’ Night Out, Moms and Tots’ Playgroup, Couples’ Social, and Book Club. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 1, at 7:30 p.m., in the dining room at the Southington Care Center. The Family Open House will be held Friday, Sept. 24, 4 p.m., at Panthorn Park, featuring popsicles and family fun. All women are welcome. For more information, contact Kathleen at (720) 2815420, or

On Sunday, Aug. 22, from 4 to 5:15 p.m., there will be a yoga class with live drumming at Tony Penna’s Extreme Karate, 1 Factory Square, 37 W. Center St., Suite 209, Southington, to benefit the Southington Community Food Pantry. Crystal Sullivan is organizing the benefit. Class is free but participants must bring a non-perishable food item or personal care item. Sullivan will lead live drumming to Vinyasa, which is a series of postures intended to strengthen the body, challenge the cardiovascular system, calm the mind and detoxify. Participants will also need a yoga mat and a water bottle.

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Bread for Life – Bread for Life will be doing collections at the following streets between 1 and 3 p.m.: Alder Lane, Autumn Drive, Beal, Brandywine, Commission, Dayton Drive, Deerbrooke Circle, DeSorbo, Pine, Potomac, Washington, and Winterpark. Drive-in movie — The



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food drive at Southington Community Services, 91Norton St. The pantry is in need of food such as: cereal, peanut butter, jelly, pasta and sauce, snacks for kids, juices canned or boxed, canned meats, etc., and the group also needs volunteers. The drive will go from 8 a.m. to noon. Jitters Coffeehouse — Jitters Coffeehouse, 1273 Queen St., will have a concert at 8 p.m. on Aug. 20 — Jen Clapp, folk music, Information: call (860) 747-1100.



Yoga benefit — On Sunday, Aug. 22 from 4 to 5:15 p.m., there will be a Yoga Class at Factory Square Tony Penna’s Extreme Karate, 1 Factory Square, 37 West Center St., Suite 209, Southington, to benefit the Southington Community Food Pantry with live drumming. Crystal Sullivan, PT, RYT, is having a benefit for the Southington CommuniSee Calendar, next page

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ty Food Pantry. Class is free but participates will need to bring a non-perishable food item or personal care item. Live drumming to Vinyasa which is a series of postures intended to strengthen the body, challenge the cardiovascular system, calm the mind and detoxify. Participates will need a yoga mat, a water bottle and a non-perishable food item or personal care item. Car wash — Southington High School Blue Knights Marching Band will be holding a fundraiser at Southington Auto Wash, next to the new Fish & Chops, at 254 Queen St. on Sunday, Aug. 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The owner, Steve Krawzyk, will be donating a portion of the money collected on that day to the SHS Marching Band. Band members, who will dry and vacuum the vehicles, will also donate all tips. Proceeds go to purchase rain capes to protect the new band uniforms from the elements and rain.



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Southington Public Library and Museum, 255 Main St., at 7 p.m., will lead an armchair cruise from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Valparaiso, Chile. Prohaska took a trip that included a 14 day cruise around Cape Horn, where the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans meet. She experienced meeting Argentine gauchos on the pampas, tangos in the streets of Buenos Aires, penguins in the Straits of Magellan, and wine tasting in Chilean wine cellars. Registration for the event, which is the final Adventures in Reading Program for adults, is suggested due to reserved seating. Information and registration: visit the online calendar at, or call (860) 628-0947, ext. 5, the reference/information desk. Kids summer entertainment — The Southington Recreation Department presents, “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), South End Road. The show for Aug. 24: Mr. Magic Ann Shapiro. Shows will take place at the Derynoski School Auditorium, 240 Main St., in case of inclement weather. Genealogical Society to host speaker — Professional genealogist Marian

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Bristol Hospital sponsors a free monthly support group for family members and those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s Disease or a related disorder at Ingraham Manor Skilled Nursing Facility, 400 N. Main St., Bristol. This group offers a supportive atmosphere where individuals can share practical information, solve problems and learn new ways of coping with dementia. A variety of topics are covered through discussion, guest speakers and presentations. Topics include: managing behavior problems, coping with emotional and physical stress,

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and medical, legal and financial issues. To register or for more information, contact Karen Cornell, at (860) 585-3269. Mulberry Gardens, Mulberry Street, Plantsville, holds a monthly support group on the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30

p.m. The group’s topics include communication techniques, caregiver support, wandering, religion, music, behavior, family dynamics, validation breakthrough and more. Hints, community support and a safe environment are offered. Respite care is available for caregivers’ loved ones. To register, call Marie Terzak at (860) 2761020.

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The Orchards at Southington, an independent and assisted living community, offered a six-week class on “Issues in Aging” for its employees. Employees earned a certificate and half college credit for completing the course. Funds for this class were made available through a grant from the Capital Workforce Partners. Standing from left to right are Helina Fitzgerald, instructor Joan Jakiela, Patty Hooper, Brian Main and seated from left to right are Karen Garuti, Wendy Ignac, Debbie Rochester and Shirley Woodard.

Senior Lunch Menu Senior meals are served Monday through Friday at noon at the Calendar House. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance either in person or by calling Jean, (860) 621-6738. The suggested donation is $2.50 for persons age 60 and up or whatever you can afford and $4.50 for people under 60. All meals are served with bread and butter, coffee and/or tea and milk. Lunches for the week of Aug. 23 at the Calendar House: Monday: Swedish meatballs, brown gravy, buttered parsley fettuccini, Scandinavian vegetables, potato dinner roll, lemon meringue pie Tuesday: Clam chowder, crackers, salad plate with greens, tuna with celery, olives, pickles, tomato wedges, red bliss potato salad, three bean salad, croissant, strawberry sundae Wednesday: Barbeque chicken quarter, potato salad, broccoli florets, dinner roll, rice raisin pudding Thursday: Homemade meatloaf, mushroom gravy, rosemary home fries, chuck wagon vegetables, white bread, birthday cake Friday: Stuffed clams, rice pilaf, yellow and green squash, dinner roll, watermelon

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The Academy of General Dentistry, a professional association of more than 35,000 general dentists who are dedicated to staying up-todate in the profession through con- Salesky tinuing education, is pleased to announce that Neil Salesky, of Southington, received the association’s 2010 Fellowship award during the

AGD 2010 Annual Meeting and Exhibits held July 8 to 11 in New Orleans. The Fellowship award is presented to dentists who seek to provide the highest quality of dental care by remaining current in their profession. To accomplish this goal, Dr. Salesky completed 500 hours of continuing dental education, passed a comprehensive exam and fulfilled three years of continuous membership in the AGD. As a recipient of this award, Dr. Salesky joins more than

6,600 AGD members who understand that providing great smiles and good oral health for their patients are the result of going above and beyond basic requirements. “We are proud to honor Dr. Salesky for his commitment to the profession,” says AGD President Fares M. Elias, DDS, JD, FAGD. “He has dis-

tinguished himself professionally amongst his peers and demonstrates the characteristics of a role model to his fellow dentists and to the members of the community.” Dr. Salesky graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Dentist Medicine in May 2004 and

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Team Pop hoping to soar to new heights in Jimmy Fund Walk

Fund Walk is the only other event be- plained that the sides the Boston Marathon that is Walk in Boston is sanctioned by the Boston Athletic just a pristine setOn Sunday, September 12, the Jim- Association to use the official his- ting for this impormy Fund will once again be teaming toric marathon route from Hopkin- tant event. “... It’s just a up with the Boston Marathon, now ton to Boston. Since its inception in in its 22nd year, as it raises money 1989, the Walk has raised more than great day,” said To$66 million to support adult letti. “There’s tons both for the care of cansupport, and pediatric cancer and of cer patients at the research at Dana-Farber. there’s tons of Dana-Farber Canthat This year’s goal is $6.5 vendors cer Institute and million total, but for To- come out with for cancer restuff, letti, her individual snack search in atand team goals are there’s tons of tempts to somepeople that cheer what’s important. day find a cure. One of the “My personal goal is you on; you walk through more than 8,000 $250, but the team right walkers who are wants to raise much the heart of expected to particmore than that,” said To- Boston. “It’s a great ipate this year will be letti adamantly. Eleana Toletti of Where does the money come day (and) it’s a feeling Southington. Toletti, 36, will from? Toletti says just about great when you’re be in her third year of any outlet they can reach. participation in the “We do a lot on Facebook done.” She further event and after running with our individual pages the half marathon (13.1 Team Pop’s logo. on how to donate,” she ex- explained that mile miles), which spans plained. “There’s a link to each from Babson College to downtown the actual team page plus our each marker has a picture of Boston, the last two years, she will be individual links. a virtual walker in 2010, not taking “(We also) do stuff at work, sell someone batplace in the actual walk as a result of candy, whatever we can to raise mon- tling cancer and that part medical reasons. Photos courtesy of Eleana Toletti ey.” “People can sign up and they don’t She also said that they use many of of the walk This is an example of one of the mile markers that honactually have to walk the marathon, their friends as allies to try and raise gives meanors someone who is battling cancer. ing to each they can be a virtual walker,” Toletti money and help the cause. stride. explained. “So they can join the team Reflecting on the previous two “It’s very inspirational. You push somebody,” she said. in still doing the same fundraising, years, Toletti – who says she’s angry And even as a virtual walker, etc., but they don’t actually have to at cancer as a disease because it’s yourself ... no matter what I did, you those involved in organizing this felt like you were taking a step for participate in the walk itself. taken people she loved from her – exrace know every participant and “It’s a great way where if you can’t every donator is critical. walk, you’re still helping the cause.” “We are grateful to the thousands She teams up with her cousin and of determined walkers who are comtwo others to form the foursome mitted to raising funds for cancer known as Team Pop. care and research,” Ann Beach, di“(We) started doing it for [her rector of the Boston Marathon Jimcousin’s] father who passed away,” my Fund Walk, said in a statement. Toletti said the group they’ve creat“The money raised by the walkers died. rectly benefits local patients as well The name Team Pop comes from as people around the world as top the nickname used by grandchildoctors and researchers utilize the dren. successes achieved at Dana-Farber.” And for Toletti, this is more than a The four-member Pop Walk team worthwhile undertaking, even if it has already raised $1,690 on their doesn’t involve the walk through the way to their goal of $5,000, according streets of Boston. to the team’s page online. Any con“I’ve had a lot of family and tributions for Team Pop can be made friends pass away from cancer and at Toletti’s personal page at jimmythe Jimmy Fund helps the, clicking support a walker ber Institute in Boston help find a and typing Toletti in the last name cure and they have great new tests field. coming up to help beat the disease, so it’s just really important to me cause I’ve lost so many from this disFollow me on Twitter ease,” she said. A wall depicting thousands of names signed by participants of peo@MichaelGuerrera The Boston Marathon Jimmy ple they’ve lost to this disease. By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen


The Southington Citizen — Friday, August 20, 2010

Lineman take on Challenge

Southington’s Blue No. 1 team battles the No. 2 team in white in tug-of-war. The No. 2 team upset No. 1.

Randall Ledet carries a free weight. Photos by Matt Leidemer

Members of the Southington Blue Knights football team, who started practice this week, competed in the 2nd Annual Lineman Challenge at Berlin High the final weekend of July. The competition consisted of 24 six-man teams from 20 schools across Connecticut - any linemen and tight ends were eligible to compete. The Knights sent two separate squads. 1169845

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the skaters who are sponsored by Cutting Edge used to be campers during our summer camp, so it will be fun to see how they’ve progressed over the years.” Once the demo is over there will be a contest for skaters to participate in. Skaters will have 60 seconds to do as many tricks as they can in the park. Scores will

be tallied and a winner will be announced. Age divisions will be determined by the people who sign up that day. Food will be available for purchase at this event. Cutting Edge will also have skateboards and some other skateboard products for sale. During the month August the skatepark at YMCA Camp Sloper will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. Southington residents and Cheshire YMCA members are allowed to skate during these hours. Each participant 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. Any further questions, contact Pat Rosin, Outdoor Center Director, at YMCA Camp Sloper: (860) 621-8194, ext. 308 or


Friday, August 20, 2010 — The Southington Citizen

Sox Game Photo submitted by Gary Bunko

In the picture, front row from left, Devin Prive, Connor John, Jose Silva, Drew Farkas, Kyle Kupstis and Connor Crean. Second row from left, Garrett Gugliotti, Matt Maxwell, Kyle DeAngelo, Mitch Raczka, Kyle Bunko, Christian Raczka, Adam Wilson and Ryan DeAngelo. Back row from left, third row Coach Mike Raczka, Coach Jim Gugliotti and Coach Jay Rustico.

UBSA finishes inaugural season strong seven-hitter for the win. Gugliotti went 2-for-4 with a homer, three runs scored and two RBI and Adam Wilson went 2-for-3 with a solo homer in the final. In the Pee Wee Reese State Tournament, UBSA advanced to the finals against the Connecticut Bombers at Bill Ryan Sr. Field on July 18. Despite Jose Silva’s solo homer and two hits from Ryan DeAngelo, the Bombers advanced to the regionals with an 11-3 victory in a game shortened to five innings. Connecticut hit four home runs in defeating the

Hurricanes for the third time in as many games this season. To report league or tournament scores for publication in

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After finishing second in the Pee Wee Reese State Tournament, the 12-under UBSA Hurricanes completed their first summer season by winning the gold medal at the Nutmeg State Games in New Britain. UBSA (18-5) faced Torrington in the title game July 31 at A.W. Stanley. Both teams advanced after going 3-0 in their respective pools and the Hurricanes came away with a 9-3 victory. Ryan DeAngelo went 3-for-4 with a homer, double, two RBI and combined with Devin Prive and Garrett Gugliotti on a

Watch the Boston Red Sox take on the Chicago White Sox on Saturday, Sept. 4. Departure time is to be determined. The fee includes motor coach transportation and game ticket. For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (860) 276-6219.

The tryouts will be held at our practice fields at 402 Thorpe Ave. The Dunn Sports Complex. Additional tryouts available contact information listed on line at

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Sea Dog swimming

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The Cheshire Y/Sea Dog Swim Club, who practices and host meets at Cheshire Community Pool, located at 520 South Main Street in Cheshire, is offering a program for all ages, ability and interest levels. Come to one of the team’s stroke evaluation nights being offered on the following dates/times: Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 24 and 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. and Tuesday and Wednesday Sept. 7 and 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. Interested swimmers and their families can come to a stroke evaluation night at their convenience. Evaluations will be done based on order of arrival. Stroke evaluations are simply for evaluation and group placement purposes. Almost everyone that attends one of the stroke evaluation dates is accepted for membership onto the team provided they can swim 25 yards of freestyle and backstroke. For more information, or to arrange a private stroke evaluation, please email the Head Age Group Coach Dan Mascolo at or call (203) 272-3150 ext. 312.

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

DePaolo volleyball tryouts

River paddle Remaining August dates for the Qunnipiac River Paddle, which starts in Southington at the parking lot off the Meriden Waterbury Turnpike near the drive-in movie theater and ends at the QRWA building, just past the historic Red Bridge., are: Saturday, Aug. 14, 1 to 5 p.m., river trip, five miles; and Sunday, Aug. 22, 1 to 5 p.m., river trip, five miles No reservations are needed for the beginner paddles, but call (203) 237-2237 if paddlers have special needs. However, reservations are required for both of the five-


The Southington High girls soccer team will be hosting two fundraisers in September. On Saturday,

The pool schedule at Recreation Park and Memorial Park for the rest of the summer is as follows: Through Aug. 30: Noon to 8 p.m. weekdays; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekends. Aug. 31 through Sept. 4 from 3 to 8 p.m. Sept. 5, 6 and 7 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Pools will be closed as of Sept. 8. These pools are open to Southington residents only. You must bring a photo ID for proof of residency. Each resident may bring one out of town guest with them. Floatation devices are not allowed, except for U.S. Coast Guard Approved life jackets. Also, shirts and/or t-shirts cannot be worn in the pools.

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Sept. 4, they will be at the Walmart on Queen Street in Southington from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to collect any spare change people may wish to donate to the Lady Knights. On Sunday, Sept. 12 they will hold a car wash at Southington Auto Wash on Queen Street from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Rain date Sept. 19.) On Saturday, Oct. 2 they will once again be collecting spare change at the Stop & Shop on Queen Street from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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The Southington Land Conservation Trust, Inc. is holding a 5K Fun Run or Walk Fundraiser to benefit the Southington Land Conservation Trust. The event will take place Sunday, Sept. 12 (rain or shine) starting at 10 a.m. from the Calendar House in Southington. There is a pre-registration fee that can be found at Registration the day of the race will start at 9 a.m. and will be more than if you pre-register. Participants will be entered into a free raffle, which will take place at the end of the 5K and you must be present to win. There is a 500 participant maximum and the minimum participation age is eight. For more information, visit the aforementioned Web site or call Bonnie at (860) 621-9553.

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Sports are 24/7 in Southington and to keep up with everything going on, check out the new Southington Citizen Sports Blog and Twitter account. Just visit and click on the sports blog link on the home page. There you’ll find sports editor Michael Guerrera’s thoughts on events – Southington and worldwide, as well as breaking news, live Blue Knight score updates via Twitter and more. It’s also your chance to leave comments, suggestions, complaints, etc. and get involved. Visit today. To report upcoming events for publication in The Southington Citizen, please email information to m. We reserve the right to edit for content and space.

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Jessie Lech

Jessie (Kolodziej) Lech, 98, of New Britain, died peacefully at home on Aug. 9, 2010. She was the daughter of the late Gustave and Katherine (Okrasa) Kolodziej and the wife of the late Vincent S. Lech. She was very active in her younger years. She was a member of the Holy Cross Ladies Guild, serving as financial secretary and was instrumental in organizing the food for the first Holy Cross Bazaar. She was also a member of the Holy Cross Rosary Society, New Britain Council of Catholic Women, Polanaise Club, St. Lucian’s Home Service League, Salvation Army, Monsignor Bojnowski Manor Auxiliary, president of Israel Putnam School Mother’s Club and social chairman, Washington Jr. High School Executive Board of the PTA, World War

II air raid warden and was certified in first aid with the Red Cross. She was a member of the New Britain Senior Center and AARP. She was very active in the community but her greatest joy was cooking and spending time with her family. She will be dearly missed by them all. She was the matriarch of a large family who couldn’t wait to see what was cooking in Mama’s kitchen. She said she will always be with the family when it comes time for the tradition of baking Christmas cookies. She is survived by two devoted daughters, Mary Jean Cervon, of New Britain, and Kathleen Dresel and her husband, Edward Dresel, of Southington; she leaves her beloved grandchildren who were her pride and joy, Gail Gionfriddo and her husband, Joseph Gionfriddo, of Bristol, Scott Cervoni and his wife, Kate, of Berlin, Christopher Cervoni and his wife, Julie, of Southington, Michael Weber and his wife, Lisa, of New Britain, Tanya Weber, of Plainville, Antho-

ny Cervoni and his partner, Robert Haydasz, of Southington; great-grandchildren, Linda Cervoni, of Ohio, Amanda, Ashley, and Abby Gionfriddo, of Bristol, Kayla and Daniel Cervoni, of Berlin, Thomas Weber, of New Britain, Victoria and Nicholas Kukla, of New Britain, Tyler Kisiel and Christopher Jacob Cervoni, of Southington; and one great-great-grandson, Katon Crawford, of Ohio; four sisters, Helen Rozanski, of Old Lyme, Mary Pacyna, of Newington, Florence Urso, of Torrington, Dorothy Scapellati, of Kensington; and one brother, Edward Kolodziej, of New Britain; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Vincent; two sisters, Frances Pouliot and Camilla Jendzejczyk; three brothers, John, Stanley and Teddy Kolodziej; and her son-in-law, Anthony Cervoni, who she adored. The funeral was held Aug. 12, 2010, at the New Britain Memorial & Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home, New Britain followed by a Mass at the Holy Cross Church. Burial was at Sacred Heart Cemetery.

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preparing his famous clams casino and other specialties; drawing a winning hand at poker or setback; taking junkets to Vegas; laughing at a good joke; wolfing down a good “Cappy dog”; playing Santa at family Christmas gatherings; following the UConn Lady Huskies; and rooting for the Boston Red Sox – much to his brothers’ dismay. He was a good friend, father, brother and uncle and will be sorely missed. He is survived by his daughter, Stacy Comeau, and her husband, Allen, of East Hartford; his brother, Bill Buden, and his wife, Judy, of Rocky Hill; his sister, Christine Rybczynski, and her husband, Bob, of Plainville; his brother, Mike Buden, and his wife, Nancy, of Bristol; his brother, Dennis Buden, and his wife, Charlene, of Manchester; his former wife, Shirley Benn Buden, of Southington; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Stanley and Nancy Buden; his son, Scott Daniel Buden; and his second wife, Dolores “Dee” Cichetti Lestini Buden. The funeral was held Aug. 14, 2010, at Burritt Hill Funeral Home, New Britain. Memorial donations may be made to the Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111 (

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Raymond Surprenant

Raymond J. Surprenant, 77, of Southington, Plantsville section, died Aug. 10, 2010, at Hospital of Central Connecticut at B r a d l e y Memorial after a courageous battle with leukemia. He was born in New Britain on May 4, 1933, the son of the late Howard and Minnie (Johnson) Surprenant. He was employed for many years by Royal Typewriter Co. as a tool and dye maker and had retired from Sears in West Hartford. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. He was an avid Red Sox fan. He loved spending time with his family on Grampaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s patio which was lovingly built by his grandsons.

He is survived by his loving daughters, Sherrie Monteiro and husband, Steven, of Bristol, and Jackie Cyr, of Plantsville who lovingly cared for him during his illness; his adoring grandchildren, Michael Cyr and wife, Brooke, Gary Cyr and fiancĂŠ, Mandi Palumbo, Jason Cyr, Stephanie Cyr, Matthew Godfrey, Ali Monteiro, Tejal Monteiro and Sydney Surprenant; and special family members, Lorie Berube, Dean Godfrey, Amber Savaria, two nephews, two nieces and many friends. He was predeceased by a sister and three brothers. The funeral was held Aug. 14, 2010, at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington to St. Aloysius Church. Burial with military honors was at Oak Hill Cemetery. A special thank-you to Dr. Brian Byrne and his staff at the Cancer Center of Central Connecticut at Bradley Campus and to the wonderful

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Wilfred Lemieux Wilfred E. Lemieux, 86, died Aug. 16, 2010, in Lakeland, Fla. He was the husband of the Gloria (Hans o n ) Lemieux. He was born in Caribou, Maine, on Feb. 4, 1924, he was the son of the late Wilfred and Edith (Peterson) Lemieux Sr. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After retiring from Pratt & Whitney he moved to Florida where he resided for the last 20 years. He was a history buff, enjoyed fishing, camping and traveling the country in his camper. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Nancy and her husband, Michael Mala, of Southington, Norma and her husband, Robert Liebler, of Plainville; a stepdaughter, Vera Mazon, of Huntington Beach, Calif.; 12 grandchildren, Lauren and

Philip Serafino, Nicholas and his wife, Jacqueline Liebler, Katherine and Christopher Mala, Hannah and her husband, Michael Veach, Martha, Leah, Kaya and Simeon Liebler, Sarah and her husband, David Kramer, six great-grandchildren, Stella, Sienna, Shaelin, McKenzie, Braydon and Julian; a brother-in-law, Clayton Dee and his wife, Donna, of New Brunswick, Canada; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two wives, Leona (Dee) Lemieux, Katherine â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kayâ&#x20AC;? (Pulkownick) (Mazon) Lemieux, and a sister, Hazel Panatone. The funeral services will be Aug. 21, 2010, 9 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 581 Meriden Ave., Southington. Burial with full military honors will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Calling hours are Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington. Memorial donations may be made to Bread for Life, P.O. Box 925, Southington, CT 06489 or Hope Hospice, 1525 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33805.

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cuts make it even better.” Families also receive a $20 gift card to help pay for new shoes, said Mellon. The program is primarily run by students each year, like Southington High School students Ashley Zerbe and Melissa Reid. The team begins work each fall by purchasing backto-school supplies at discounted rates after school starts. They seek donations like a recent $1,000 gift from the Calvanese Foundation and many others, and then organize each backpack by the grade and gender of the future owner. So far more than 253 students have qualified to receive backpacks, as Ashley and Melissa prepare to hand them over to the eager students. “Every time we hand them out it’s nice to see the kids so happy about it,” Ashley said. “Last year one of the kids told me it was just like Christmas. I’ll always remember that.” As the girls scurry to organizing their supplies, Couture Salon owners Dean and Lisa Rodrigue find themselves just as busy clipping, buzzing and trimming at

their Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike salon. They’ve especially opened their shop every Monday this month to make sure each child receives a hair cut. So far a mix of elementaryschool aged kids and high schoolers, as well as a mix of girls and boys have visited for their back to school do’s, said Lisa Rodrigue. She said she was surprised and touched by the kids’ and their families’ appreciation. “Whether it’s been one child or a family of seven, the parents have all said how much just saving on a haircut can help,” Rodrigue said. “I just gave haircuts to a family of five children, and when you think about it, that really adds up. It’s been very rewarding.” Mellon said the town truly unites to ensure a successful program each year. From many residents making donations throughout the year, to the fire department helping to transfer supplies, to the board of education offering their building space for storage and hand outs, the backpack program has become a town staple. “I would doubt that any other town does as much as this one does,” Mellon said. “Especially the students, they work so hard at it.”


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Honor Roll Continued from page 25

Girouard, Kylie Harrington, Dylan Hart, Zachary Heller, Alexander Hoder, Jessica Jaffer, Bryan Jannetty, Alexander Kaliszewski, Jadey Kammerer, Joshlyne Kates, Tara Kearney, Gina Kelley, Kaleigh Kupstis, Soyoung Kwon, Timothy Lachapelle, Jennifer Lange, Alexandra LaPorte, Anastasiya Larina, James Leblanc, Tyler Letendre, Jeffery Lipinski, Matthew Macchi, Bryan MacDonald, Elizabeth Massucci, Nicholas Mastroianni, Erin McLean, Michaela Melillo, Jessica Monson, Zachary Niles, Evan Nyerick, Joseph Pacheco, James Palko,

Thomas Paradis, Roshni Patel, Jocelyn Perlini, David Phillips, Morgan Piazza, Meredith Pinto, Jason Pisko, Shane Quadrato, Patrick Reid, Nicole Riedinger, Peter Roach, Nathalie Rolling, Brian Ross, Marykate Scanlon, Kara Scheffler, Aaron Skarzynski, Christie Soltys, Marc St George, Miles Stone, Joseph Sullivan, Colleen Tangney, Alyssa Tassie, Jenna Tellerico, Mark Tellerico, Lauren Tordanato, Meaghan Ukers, Elaina Vicari, Kristin Wiemert, Genna Wislocki Grade 12 Second Honors Rabia Ahmed, Matthew Angelillo, Neal Ayotte, Daniel Baker, Pawel Banasiak, Bruce Barger, Lauren Bauchiero, Kristin Bellis, Daniel Birulin,

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Family nights at the movies will be held every Saturday evening this summer at the Southington Drive-In, 935 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike. A portion of the proceeds benefit local civic groups. The schedule and sponsoring organizations follow. Saturday, Aug. 21: “Jurassic Park,” Southington Knights Travel Football Saturday, Aug. 28: “Jaws,” Southington Valley Midget Football League

Gates open at 6 p.m.; show time at sunset. Rain date is Sunday. Southington residents pay $10 a carload; $12 for non-residents; walk-ins welcome but should bring chairs and a portable radio. The soundtrack is on a specific radio station. Food vendors are on site. Movies subject are to change. For more information, visit the town Web site at

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The Southington Arts and Crafts Association is sponsoring a beaded jewelry workshop as its first program of the fall semester. The workshop will be given by Marge Muzyczka on Monday, Sept. 13, at 6:30 p.m., in The Orchards community room, located at 34 Hobart St., Southington. Participants will be able to make a necklace, bracelet or earrings. No beading experience is required. All supplies, including a large selection of beads, will be available, however, if participants have a beading board or other tools, please bring them. There is a cost for SACA members and the public. Register in advance as space is limited. To register, call Marge at (860) 621-5095 or e-mail



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Harvest Festival has announced “Southington Icon, A Singing Competition” will be back at the Apple Harvest Festival this year. Radio station KISS 95.7 fm is a sponsor of this year’s Southington Icon. Twelve finalists will be selected on audition day which will be held on Sat. Sept. 18 at Derynoski School in Southington. There will be two rounds of auditions and those selected from the first round held earlier in the day will go through a second round in the afternoon where 12 finalists will be selected from. The finalists will then go on to the daily competitions which are held during the Apple Harvest Festival. The competition is open to anyone ages nine and up from any town in Connecticut. The first competition will be held on Saturday, Oct. 2 from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. The prize is $1,000 and to perform at local restaurants in Southington. The winner will also receive recording studio time at Onyx Soundlab: Recording & Production Studio to record a song.

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Kids summer entertainment

Twin Angel Folk Fest

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. 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.

The Twin Angel Folk Fest is in memory of Ben and Joshua Willson (“Twin Angel” sons of Lisa Cote and Jeffrey Willson), and is dedicated to support families affected by Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome and to the education of the medical community regarding TTTS. The folk fest will be held Saturday, Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at YMCA Camp Sloper, 1000 East St. There is an admission fee per person and children under 12 are free. For tickets, visit www.twinangelfounda- For information, call (860) 628-2024 or e-mail

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. Aug. 25: E-2/An Eagles Experience, Eagles tribute band, sponsored by Southington Police Union — LEAS

Steeple Players auditions for “Our Town,” by Thornton Wilder will be held Sept. 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. Show dates will be Dec. 4, 5, 10 and 11. Rehearsals will be Sunday af-

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July 11: Jason R. Negrini, 28, 22 Botelle Manor, Cromwell, interfering with an officer, seconddegree breach of peace, 4:31 p.m. Jason M. Fernandez, 32, 273 Queen St., probation violation, 5:03 p.m. July 13: Michael Cirrito, 46, 57 Washington St., Bristol, issuing a bad check, 11:10 a.m. Sally A. Elmer, 47, 150 Rolling Hill Lane, second-degree breach of peace, 5:37 p.m.

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Taste of Southington Citizen photos by Robin Lee Michel

Lots of food and a little music get people of all ages up and moving at the annaul Taste of Southington held Aug. 11 at the Barnes Museum on North Main Street. For some people, it was difficult to choose from the specialties offered by nine restaurants.

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July 14: Aaron Ewings, 20, 100 Fall Mountain Lake Road, Terryville, speeding, operating under suspension, 12:24 a.m. Kelly A. Moore, 24, 32 Manville St., Waterbury, possession of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, probation violation, p.m. Paige L. Blancato, 19, 112 Meriden Ave., Southington, possession of marijuana, 7:47 p.m. July 15: Sara Piatti, 41, 208 Oak St., Meriden, operating under suspension, 8:42 p.m. July 16: Jamie A. Garcia, 31, 125 Howard Ave., operating under suspension, second-degree failure to appear, 8:50 a.m. July 17: Mayerlin A. Castro, 27, 7 Stonefield Drive, Waterbury, speeding, 8:32 p.m. July 18: Malgorzata Fafara, 32, 72 Home Ave., Meriden, disorderly conduct, third-degree assault, 8:35 a.m. Louis N. Frank, 29, 72 Home Ave., second-degree breach of peace, second-degree unlawful restraint, 9:15 a.m. Jessica L. Sample, 20, 28 Liberty St., disorderly conduct, 10:38 a.m. John Fulfer, 21, 28 Liberty St., disorderly conduct, two counts possession of marijuana, 11:45 a.m. Julynnette Mattei, 24, 71 Riverdale St., W. Springfield, Mass., second-degree breach of peace, 3:45 p.m.

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intent to harass or intimidate, 3:10 p.m. Jonathan Leveille, 24, 11 E. Summer St., second-degree failure to appear, 8:39 p.m. July 21: Carlos G. Valdes, 27, 82 George St., Bristol, operating under suspension, 6:25 p.m. July 23: Samuel Mabery, 23, 56 Merrell Ave., disorderly conduct, third-degree criminal mischief, 12:29 p.m. July 24: Brian Lyles, 24, 58 Evergreen Lane,

Sons Continued from page 8 moved to the country), in those days it was scary for them. This way, someone could speak their native tongue and have people understand them.” Along with a new coun-try, they also had to contend with new points of view. Secondo said his father, Horace Secondo, gave up his birth name, which was Italian for “praise be to God.” When his schoolteacher in New York found out what the name meant, the teacher thought it was sacrilegious and started calling him Horace, a name that stuck with him for the rest of his life. The ties between some members of the club are passed down from previous generations - the fathers of Secondo, club President Thomas DelSanto and member Joe La-Porte all came from the same town in Italy around the 1920s. Unlike other fraternal clubs that have seen declining membership, the Sons of Italy has remained strong, with between 350 and 400 Italian-American men among its ranks. That’s quite a drastic change from the nine people who started the organization. The club sponsored many athletic teams and card tournaments over the years to keep the members interested. Trophies dating back as far as 1924 still sit in a trophy case inside the bar area of the Sons of Italy building. A football signed by every member of the 1923 team sits next to the trophies. DeLuco said the relaxed but fun atmosphere of the organization is a big factor in retaining members. “We keep politics out of the club as much as we can. The only kinds of disputes here are over who the better bocce ball player is,” DuLuco said with a laugh. “No one tries to exploit you, so there is no pressure when you come in to have a drink or see friends.” Once the early immigrants found a place to be comfortable, that made it easier to become part of the larger community. DelSanto said the club gives back as much as it can to the town through scholarships, helping out at Community Services and co-sponsoring

disorderly conduct, violation of conditions of release, 3:40 a.m. Raymond D. Ward, 37, 3 Cheltenham Court, Enfield, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, reckless driving, 9 p.m. July 25: Kristine Cyr, 41, 56 S. Plains Road, disorderly conduct, 10:02 a.m. Donald Cyr, 43, 56 S. Plains Road, disorderly conduct, 10:02 a.m. Kyle W. Casey, 24, 41 Redstone Hill, Plainville, sixth-degree larceny, third-degree criminal trespass, 6:39 p.m. Thomas Pullen, 22, 727 Pine St., Bristol, sixth-degree larceny, third-degree criminal trespass, 6:39 p.m. the Italian-American Festival. Driving around the downtown area, it’s not hard to see the impact Italians have had on the town. Serafino’s family owns a pharmacy on Main Street, there are several Italian restaurants and the portion of lower Center Street in front of the club has red, white and green center-line striping. Even the common pronunciation of the town’s name is said to have come from Italian immigrants pronouncing it “sud-ing-tin” when it had previous been pronounced “sow-thington.” DelSanto said the Sons of Italy put in a lot of effort making the community a better place. Members continue that tradition by donating to organizations such as Community Services and Relay for Life. The group also sponsors a Little League team. “They never had a lot of money, but would help the community any way they could,” DelSanto said of past members of the club. The Italians got more involved in the community, they also began to become town leaders. A turning point occurred in 1981, when four members of the Sons of Italy were elected to the Town Council for the first time, all at once. With this year’s Italian-American Festival fresh in everyone’s minds, DelSanto said the festival is actually a way of honoring the traditions that had started to disappear over the years. The members of the Sons of Italy are celebrating their 100th anniversary with a special event on Aug. 29 at the Aqua Turf Club, 556 Mulberry St. Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele, who was born in Italy, is slated to be the guest speaker, and the day will be filled with live music, dancing and good food, Secondo said. “I feel an obligation and an honor to do this dinner,” Secondo said. The celebration begins with a special Mass, followed by the event from 1 to 8 p.m. The cost is $100 for non-members of the club and $50 for members. Tickets can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce office at 1 Factory Square. For more information, call the chamber at (860) 628- 8036.



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J O B S ■ TA G S A L E S ■ C A R S ■ H O M E S ■ P E T S RENTALS ■ ITEMS FOR SALE ■ SERVICE DIRECTORY SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PASSAGE OF ORDINANCE TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON The following ordinance was passed at a meeting of the Town Council of the Town of Southington on August 9, 2010: ORDINANCE QUALIFICATION OF BIDDERS Section I. Purpose - The Town Council for the Town of Southington is hereby establishing under the provision of Connecticut General Statute 7-148(v) to develop a procedure to be used by all Boards, Departments and Board of Education for the Town of Southington for qualification of bidders under certain criteria. Section 2: It shall be required by all Boards, Departments and Board of Education of the Town of Southington that when it is determined that a project requires specific criteria primarily influenced by past experiences in similar and related projects, and if the Public Works Committee determines the project is valued at One Million and no/100 ($1,000,000) Dollars or more, or less, if determined by the Public Works Committee to be in the Town’s best interest, all bidders must be qualified. Section 3: If a Department Head or a Board concludes that a project falls under Section 2, a written notification shall be sent to the Town Manager, Town Engineer and Chairman of the Public Works Committee and if a sewer project, to the Chairman of the Sewer Committee. Section 4: The Town Engineer or his designee in consultation with the Town Attorney, the Town Manager, the Town Council and the Department Head most closely associated with the project shall establish the criteria and requirements necessary for the qualification of all bidders. These criteria shall include but not be limited to past experiences, available manpower and financial ability. Section 5: To solicit prospective bidders through qualification process, the Town Engineer, or his designee, shall notify said prospective bidders by publishing the qualification requirements as set forth in this Ordinance. Section 6: The Town Engineer or his designee in consultation with the Town Attorney, the Town Manager, the Town Council and the Department Head most closely associated with the project shall review the qualifications of the three lowest bids submitted and shall interview the three bidders who meet these qualifications. If the three lowest submitted do not qualify, then the next lowest responsible bidders, in order, shall be reviewed. If the contractor is previously qualified by the State of Connecticut on its project list for similar projects, the contractor is deemed qualified under this Ordinance. Section 7: The final bid package for a project under this Ordinance shall be exclusively directed to the proposed bidder deemed qualified under this Ordinance. This ordinance shall be effective twenty days following approval. Dated at Southington, Connecticut on August 10, 2010. TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON __________________________ John Weichsel, Town Manager

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SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE INVITATION TO BID INFILL OF TOWN CLERK’S RECORDS VAULT CONTRACT 2010-11 Sealed Bids for Infill of Town Clerk’s Records Vault, Contract 2010-11, will be received at the office of the Town Manager, Town Hall, 75 Main Street, Southington, Connecticut, 06489, until 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 3, 2010, at which place and time said Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. The work includes Renovation to the Town Clerk’s Records Vault as shown on map entitled “Proposed Floor Addition to Town Clerk’s Vault at Southington Town Hall, 75 Main Street, Southington, CT” dated 5/26/10, as drawn by RK White Associates, 50 Railroad Avenue, Southington, CT 06489. Bid Security: Certified, treasurer’s or cashier’s check or bid bond in the sum of 5 percent of the bid. Drawings and other Contract Documents may be examined and obtained at the office of the Town Engineer, Town Hall, 75 Main Street, Southington, Connecticut 06489 ($25.00 deposit required). Successful bidder must furnish 100 percent Performance Bond and 100 percent Labor and Materials Bond. State of Connecticut public works employment laws are applicable. The Town of Southington reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, should the Town of Southington deem it to be in the public interest to do so. TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT Anthony J. Tranquillo, P.E. Director of Public Works/Town Engineer

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ISUZU Rodeo 2001 SUV. 6-cyl. Opt. 4-wheel dr. Green w/tan interior. Moonroof. AM/FM radio. Dual airbags. New brakes. Dependable starter car 120K Mint condition. $1995 Contact: Fritz Schmalberger @ 860-614-0208 Dependable “starter car” ISUZU Rodeo 2001 SUV. 6-cyl. Opt. 4-wheel dr. Green w/tan interior. Moonroof. AM/FM radio. Dual airbags. New brakes. Dependable starter car 120K Mint condition. $1995 Contact: Fritz Schmalberger @ 860-614-0208 Dependable “starter car”

MERCURY Sable 2001 PS/PB Auto Sunroof $3495 Buy Here - Pay Here! DODGE NEON 2000 $2,888 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

CHEVY Venture 2003 Fully Loaded 3rd row seat $4695 Buy Here - Pay Here!

JEEP Grand Cherokee 1997 FORD Mustang 1998 V6 White /Black Top Convertible. Power windows & locks, cruise, AC, CD. ABS Brakes. $4800 or best offer. Runs great! 203-600-0959

8 Beaumont Rd, Wallingford “The Walking Man’s Friend” MITSUBISHI Gallant LS4 1994 Sedan 4 doors, good condition, new tires. $1100 OBO. Serious inquiries only. 203-639-9600

PS/PB, Auto, A/C, 4x4 $3695 Buy Here - Pay Here! 8 Beaumont Rd, Wallingford “The Walking Man’s Friend”

8 Beaumont Rd, Wallingford “The Walking Man’s Friend”

DODGE Stratus RT Coupe 2004. Leather, 5 speed. Original nonsmoking owner. Meticulous. Near mint! Loaded. Only $40,000 miles. $11,000. Call 203-725-6372

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PONTIAC Grand Prix SE1 2002 Stock# DR1115 $3,988 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

DODGE CARAVAN 2001 $3,288 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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ATTIC & BASEMENTS CLEANED 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 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

The Southington Citizen — Friday, August 20, 2010

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

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

BMP, LLC Residential/commercial electrical work. Free estimates. No job too small. Fully ins. CT#0197516 203-848-9598


Clean Estates, home, attic, bsmt, gar, yd. Free estimate. Fall C/U. 203-535-9817/860-575-8218


HOME IMPROVEMENTS NILES CONSTRUCTION Specialists in concrete work, garage & room additions foundations. Monolithic pouring. Fully insured. 50 years in business. #0625778 203-269-6240 J. BOOBER CONSTRUCTION Additions, garages, remodeling, kitchens, bathrms, basements, decks, sunrooms. Lic’d & Ins’d. 203-265-0730 CT. Reg. #572880


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


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



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



O’CONNOR HOME IMPROVEMENT, LLC 203-639-0231 Lic. & ins. Free est. Work performed by owner. CT Reg #602521

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

Free Consultation

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

J. HALL CONSTRUCTION Roofing, Siding, Replacement Windows, Decks, Additions, Trim. Fully Licensed and Insured. Free Estimates. All Work Performed by Owners. Contact Jeremy 203-537-2534

CLEANING SERVICE We’ll clean your house or office with a sparkle. Ask about Free Cleaning for New Clients. Polish /English speaking. Bonded, ins. Free est. Anna (860) 505-7720


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

LANDSCAPING JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We clean Estates, homes, attics, bsmts, gar, yd. Fall C/U, Landscaping. Free estimates. 203-535-9817/860-575-8218 10% off if you mention this ad NEW ENGLAND TREE SERVICE Firewood, Tree Removal, pruning, stump grinding, bucket truck. Fully insured. Free estimates. Office: 203-671-8950 LAWN REPAIR & renovation. Hyroseeding, drill seeding, arrogation systems. Fall Specials! CT Reg #562159. Call Now 203-272-4216


HEDGE TRIMMING GUTTERS HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM Seamless Gutters/Downspouts Gutter cleaning/repairs Call today for free estimate. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

CARPENTRY WINDOW & Door Replacement Repairs of all types. Additions, Decks, Garages, Finish bsmt, Complete Home Improvement. Free est. 203-238-1449 # 578107

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

Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg. #623250 Call Trevor (203) 938-3789

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

Bankruptcy 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


Over 25 years experience. Call today for free estimates. Call 203-440-3535 Ct. Reg. #578887

GUTTERS DON’T WORK IF THEY’RE DIRTY For gutter cleaning, call Kevin at (203) 440-3279 Fully insured. CT Reg. #569127.

QUALITY Work-Reasonable Rates Complete home services. Electric, plumbing, kitchens, baths, etc. (203) 376-7532 CT Reg# 616307. 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 AFFORDABLE SERVICES -Specializing in total home improvement inside and out. Free estimates. 203-886-8227 CT Reg #455709. Local and Insured.

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

WE WEED GARDENS Norm the Gardener’s 3-man crew is only $65/hr. CT Reg#571339 (203) 265-1460 LANDSCAPING AND MORE SPRING CLEANUPS 25% OFF ANY LANDSCAPE JOB Junk removal, Mowing, Rototilling 860-982-5334 or 203-314-8511 JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Hedge trimming & all your landscape needs. Top Quality Work. Fully Lic’d & ins’d.

203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311

HANDYPERSONS AFFORDABLE SERVICES Kichens, baths, all carpentry, patios, walkways & more. Free estimates. 203-886-8227 CT Reg #455709. Local and Insured.

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

HOUSE CLEANING RELIABLE, Trustworthy, thorough. Many long term refs, 18 yrs exp. Kathy (203) 235-5987 COMPLETE Cleaning service. Family business. Perfectly clean your home, apartments, condos, offices, schools. or phone Ron 203-558-8319 or 203-238-3303

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 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



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


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

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


POWERWASH RICK’S AFFORDABLE Clean-ups, brush, tree & pricker removal. Hedge trimming. Much, much more. 11 yrs exp. 203-530-4447.

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


POWER WASHING Is Spring cleaning On the outside. FREE ESTIMATES. Call Kevin 203-440-3279

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

203-639-0032 OTHERS Wash - WE CLEAN! GONE! Gutter black lines... GONE! Green Mold... GONE! Black Mildew... Dirt, Grease & Grime... GONE!

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

203-631-3777 or 860-839-1000


Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.


RICK’S AFFORDABLE Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or small. 11 yrs exp. 203-5304447. PROF. ARBORIST #S3365 75ft bucket truck. Precise Tree CT Reg #562159. 203-272-4216

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

O’CONNOR HOME IMPROVEMENT, LLC 203-639-0231 Lic. & ins. Free est. Work performed by owner. CT Reg #602521


Gonzalez Construction



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




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





Fully licensed/insured. CT Reg.# 577319


S & H MASONRY & CONSTRUCTION LLC Stonewalls, steps, chimneys, concrete, retaining walls, FPs, pavers, walkways, patios, tiling Free est. Lic/Ins. #607639. Cell-203-376-0355

Professional Quality & Affordable Rates. CT Reg #623250 Call Trevor (203) 938-3789


Gonzalez Construction

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



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

W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry. CT Reg # 0626708 Call 203-235-4139 JACK Biafore, LLC Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. In business over 50 yrs. CT# 623849 (203) 537-3572

CASCIO MASON Chimney Repair, Sidewalks, Pavers, Walls, Brick Work, etc. Will Beat Anybody’s Price #611774. 203-935-6213

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

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

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

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



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

TUTOR CT Cert Teacher, Yale Grad. SS, Math, Science, English, GED, SAT, other. Grades 6 through College 203-772-5344


Friday, August 20, 2010 — The Southington Citizen MOTORCYCLES ATV’S, ETC.



MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE AIRLINE Tickets - 4 United Airlines. Must book by Oct. 31 & use within 1 yr. $800 value, sell for $500. Blonde bench, 46” L. $25. Lawn spreader $5. 203-237-6807

PATRIOTS TICKETS Call Dave (203) 284-0267 Get ready for the best in pro ball.

SUZUKI VL800K4 Intruder Volusia 2004 Cruiser. 800 V-twin. Silver 8700 miles. Passenger Backrest, Windshield. Wellmaintained. Excellent Condition. $3000 OBO 203-980-0443


PROTECTORS OF ANIMALS, INC., is looking for loving homes for over 100 kittens and their moms. These wonderful bundles of joy have been spayed or neutered, rabies and distemper shots, FELV/FIV tested, vet checked and are ready to go. So many colors and personalities. So many kittens. Open up your homes and hearts to one, maybe even two, adorable kittens or a lovely adult.

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

LAWN MOWER - TORO Recycler self propelled. 24” cut. 6.5 HP. Used 2 months. Like new. $225. Call (203) 235-7869

9.5HP Johnson short shaft, very clean, $450. 17ft green fiberglass canoe w/paddles, $200. 203-265-1015 or 203-213-1774


BOXER Male, Charlie, one year old, fawn, black muzzle, purebred, lovable, call 203-8501584 for details. BULLDOGS, Boxers, Labs, Chihuahuas, Maltese, Jack Russell, Bichons, Boston Terrier, Min Pin, Dachshund, Shih-Tzu, $250+. 860-930-4001

POA’s Cat Adoption Center is located in East Hartford at 144 Main St. To adopt or to volunteer, please call 860 569-0722. POA is an established animal rescue organization with over 35 years in the Glastonbury area and 10 years at our Cat Adoption Center at 144 Main St., East Hartford. POA rescues stray, abandoned, abused or impounded animals.

We are an all volunteer, nonprofit, no kill shelter primarily for cats, kittens, dogs and pups. To see all our dog and cat rescues or to fill out an on line adoption or volunteer application please go to PUPPIES German Shepherd/Husky mix. Wormed, 1st shots. 8 weeks old. $500 each. 203-915-7950

LABRADOR RETRIEVER PUPS AKC & OFA Registered. Vet certified. Health guaranteed. Parents used in therapy. $800. Sire hunts. Call (860) 681-5402 MAL-SHI Puppies Born June 6. 1 Brown Male, 1 Black Male, 1 Brown Female. 1st shots. Ready August 15. $500. 203-427-7724

PUREBRED LAB Puppies Chocolates and blacks. Parents on premises. $500 each, cash only. (203) 631-7729 RAP A PONY FARM English or Western riding lessons. Pay for 4 lessons get 5th 1 FREE. Sign up now for Summer Program. 9am-12 Mon-Thurs $150. Lessons everyday & learning safety rules around horses. 203-265-3596

203-238-3499 $ ALWAYS BUYING! $ 1 item to entire estate! Antiques ● Collectibles Costume Jewelry ● Furniture Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 South Orchard St. Wallingford. Mon-Sat. 9-5. 203-284-3786 or 203-379-8731

SEASONED Firewood Delivered. Great price. (203) 272-4216

CLOTHING BRIDESMAID Dress - Never worn. Strapless, color Merlot. Size 4. $50 or best offer. Great for winter wedding. Call Donna 203-379-0232

MERIDEN 1BR, 2nd Fl. Clean. Incl heat, hot water & electricity. Off-st-parking $875+security 203-213-2639

SOUTHINGTON- 3BR, 1 1/2 bath Townhouse. All hdwd flrs. Move in condition! W/D incl. $1400/mo. + sec & refs. Pets ok. Call (203) 508-5784

MERIDEN 3 BR. Clean, 1st floor. With fridge & stove. WD hookup. Private yard, full basement. Bunker Ave. $980/mo. Sec 8 approved. (203) 671-3112

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



Never ridden. Asking $80 (203) 599-5308


Swords, Daggers, etc.


MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 2 WING BACK Chairs. Rose Color. Like New. $75 for both. Vacuum Cleaner, bagless $20. Microwave, white - $15. Call for more info 203-634-7709 ADJUSTABLE Wheelchair. Head & leg rests. Inflatable cushion. Excellent condition. $250. Call (203) 237-6642

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

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

Cash Paid For All Types of JEWELRY & Women’s Pocketbooks 203-464-0477

MER 1BR, 2nd flr, off-st-parking. East Side, furnished & inclds all utils. $845/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm call 203-630-3823 or 203-634-1195


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

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


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

Call 310-346-1965 SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS 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

COMPUTERS & OFFICE EQUIPMENT DELL Computer, flat screen with monitor keyboard, mouse wireless router, HP printer/ scanner & speakers. 4 yrs old, $800. Exc cond. (203) 634-3335

MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. East Side, 3rd flr Studio, $150/wk+ sec. 1BR, 1st fl, $195/wk+sec. 12pm-8pm 203630-3823 or

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

MERIDEN - 1BR, 4 Rooms, Victorian. Broad Street. Skylight, Sunken DR & kit. Very attractive & private. With garage. $750. 203-634-1515 or 203-213-8833

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

MERIDEN - 815 Broad Street 2BR $700. HT/HW included Section 8 approved. No pets. 860-246-0613 MERIDEN - Hubbard Park 1-2 Bedrooms. Central Air/Heat. 775 W. Main St. $850-$950 mo. Call Chino 203-440-3483 or 203-296-4975

All Ages and Levels Welcome

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.

Piano Lessons


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

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


CLEAN Will Deliver (203) 284-8986

Studio & 1 Bedroom Apts


REFRIGERATOR 25 Cubic Ft Whirlpool Side by Side. Water and ice on door. One year old. White. Paid $1200 Asking $750. (203) 238-0190

Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators & Stoves



26” Men’s Vertical PK7 Mountain Bike.

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

FORMAL Dining Room Table w/6 chairs-good condition w/small matching buffet $450 203-630-2647

Flanders West Apts

Call 310-346-1965

HOUSES FOR RENT MERIDEN Westside 2/1. Walk to park. New paint-carpet. Garage, all appl, w/d incl. 1-yr lease. $1200 plus util. Avail 9/1. No pets. 203-514-2010


MERIDEN- 2BR townhouse, 1 1/2 baths, fin’d bsmt, 2 car parking, stove/fridge incl. Attic for storage. W/D hookup. $1000 + sec. Sect. 8 approved. (203) 507-3860


PLANTSVILLE 2BR, 1 1/2 baths. Townhouse. $1250/mo. Available Oct 1st Call 860-378-0289

MERIDEN 32 Cook Avenue 1 BR & Studios Starting at $595 per month. Heat & HW incl. Off st parking. 203-886-7016

FIREWOOD $250 per cord delivered. Cheshire and surrounding areas. All hardwood, cut & split. (203) 439-1253

OAK Bedroom 6pc. Twin capt. bed w/bc hb & storage, dresser & mirror, tall dresser & night stand. Exc cond. $500. Call 203-238-7276

GERMAN SHEPHERD pups AKC German Import parents. Best lines around. Guarantee hip & health. $900. Young Adult German Shepherds, for sale. $400 ea. (203) 235-4329 HORSE LOVERS EXCEPTIONAL riding opportunity in exchange for 6-8 hours per week. AM and PM time needed. Call: 203272-6593 or 203-213-8833

5 PIECE bedroom set in a medium oak finish 300.00 or B/O. 6 Piece Washed oak Dinette set w/ matching hutch 400.00 or B/O. Call 203-213-5253 EVERSTAR portable air conditioner 10,000 BTU’s. Used only two seasons. $175.00 excellent condition call 203-235-0084 and leave a message. All calls will be returned. DOG DAYS OF AUGUST STILL TO COME WHY NOT BE COMFORTABLE! Pickup


Silverware, China, Glass. Furniture. 50’s Items. Whole Estates.



FURNITURE & APPLIANCES All adoption applicants will be screened and POA depends on your generosity to continue our rescue efforts.

SCOOTER-moblie, $200. Dining Room Set-sits up 10-12 people $1000 or best offer. Call 203272-7443 after 4pm.




WALK BEHIND 13 HP, 33” cut commercial grade lawn mower. 3 years/35 hours. Made by Toro. $1500 or best offer. (203) 265-6889

CLASS A Motor Home 1988 SunSport 27ft long, 454 engine, A/C, rebuilt engine, sleeps 5 awning all around. Must See! Asking $8,000. or best offer. 203-269-1229

RAMP For handicapped person. 8 FT x 31 inches. Good cond. $75 w/delivery. 203-686-1810


MERIDEN 1 bdrm. Plus utilities. Off-street parking. $600 (203)270-5501 MERIDEN 1 BR, 3rd FL. 3 James St. No pets/smoking. Credit check & references. $500 per month plus utils & security. Call (203) 639-8285 MERIDEN 2 Bedrm, Many Updates, fully applianced. Off St Parking, Heat/Hot Water Included, No pets. $935 Mo + Sec. 203-626-2320 MERIDEN 2BR, 1st flr. nicely remodeled. Hdwd flrs. Off st. parking. Laundry room. Huge fenced in yard. $850/mo. Franklin St. Call 203-634-6550

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

2 BR Starting at $750 Limited Time-1 mo free rent! Heat & HW incl. 203-886-7016 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 4 BRs, 7 Rooms, 1st Floor Eat-In Kitchen. W/D hookup. Off street parking. $1200/month Plus security. Call 860-508-6877 MERIDEN East Side 2 BR Ranch style condo. Clean-like new! Includes stove, refrig, DW. Wall to wall. On site laundry. $800 + security. No pets. 860-306-8964 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 Studio Apartments Available 80 East Main St. $500 Property Max 203-843-8006 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- 3BR. Nice 2nd flr apt, stove & refrig. $850/mo + sec.

203-237-8384 MERIDEN- Gorgeous 1BR condo totally remodeled. Crown Village. 581 Crown St. $750/mo. incl. heat & HW, swimming pool. Call (203) 856-6472 MERIDEN-1BRS. All appliances & hot water incl 2 mo. sec.. No pets. Coin op laundry. 1095 Old Colony Rd. Showings 9-11 am. 203-581-3620 MERIDEN-2BR apt. Nice area w/parking. Reduced-$795/mo. incl. fridge, stove & w/d hkup, coin op. w/d. Storage area. No utils, pets or smoking. 1 yr lease. Cr. check & refs. req’d. Sec & 1st mo. rent. 203-608-8348 MERIDEN-3 level townhouse style 2BR, 1.5BA, 1 car gar., laundry rm w/W/D hkup, storage rm, rear deck, nice yard $975. No pets. 203-440-0796 MERIDEN-3BR Apartments 1st & 3rd Floor. Off st parking. Updated. Small pets ok. Starting at $950 Available now. Call (203) 641-8483 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. 203-630-9848 MERIDEN. 1 BR, 43 Cherry St, 1st flr, no pets. $600/mo. 2 mos security. 203-494-2147 MERIDEN. 2 BR apts starting at $750 monthly. 3 BR apts starting at $1100. Some 1st flrs. Call Ray at ReMax (203) 238-1977 for details.


The Southington Citizen — Friday, August 20, 2010

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

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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

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

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!

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


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

AUTO PARTS COUNTERPERSONParts counter exp. required for busy NAPA store. Potential to earn over 40K. Profit sharing & health benefits Call Don 203272-3704 weekdays. A.M. only. WALLINGFORD -3 NORMAN AVE. 3 BR Ranch. Ceramic tile, vinylsiding, AC, private yard, agpool, deck, patio, 12ft x 20ft workshop. Detached garage. Electric, furnace, roof, chimney, windows, closets all updated. Very clean! 203-4304860 Open House Sunday 8/15/10 12-5pm. $245,000


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


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


SOUTHINGTON 2 BR Ranch duplex. Appliances, deck, yard. C-air, basement. $975 mo + utils. Credit check, refs. No pets. Deposit. (860) 628-5553


SOUTHINGTON 3 BR $900/month. 2 months security.

Call (860) 538-5575 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 - Large 2 BR Apt, New Kitchen with appls., 3rd Floor, 21-23 Academy St, near Choate. $875. Credit Check. Avail Oct 1st. Call 203265-9871 or 203-715-0267 WALLINGFORD 2 BEDROOM- Basement. Bright, spacious. Renovated. 130-132 Clifton St. $850. 203430-6896. Must see. WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 5 Rooms, Good area. Dishwasher, microwave, stove, refrigerator. WD hookup. No pets. $900. 2 mos security. 203-695-8138

WALLINGFORD 2br Great location near Choate. Large & bright with character incl porch $1125/month + util & sec Call 203 671-0209 WALLINGFORD 2ND FL 2 BR. Stove & Refrigerator. No utilities. No pets. $800/mo. Plus security deposit. Call (203) 284-1607 after 3 pm WALLINGFORD 4 BR, 2nd Floor. Off street parking. Appliances included. No dogs. Available September 1. $1475. (203) 634-1881

MERIDEN $189,000 This 2 bedroom Ranch is a great home to make your own. Nice sized bedrooms, DR, fireplace in LR & hardwood flrs thru out. Basement has a lot of options. Great level yard. Call Toni 203-235-3300

WALLINGFORD Available North Main Street Victorian 3RMs, 1BR. 3rd Fl. $700 + utils. No smoking. No pets. Call 203-269-5973

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


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

WLFD. 1BR w/stove & refrig including heat & hw. Starting at $695. No pets. Lease, sec. JJ Bennett Realty 203-265-7101 WLFD. 2BR OVERSIZED Townhouse, appl’d kit., 3000SF, lots of storage & closet space, laundry room. NO PETS. $1195. Call J.J. Bennett, 203-265-7101.

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 MERIDEN- Spacious 2BR Townhouse with FP, garage, central air, pool and more. Asking $143,900. Quality Realty, LLC 203-235-1381

WALLINGFORD-1st Fl. One lg BR. LR, Kitchen w/appliances. No pets or smoking. $850 + deposit & lease. 203-639-9004. Also 2nd Fl, 2BR - $825.

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

BUSPERSON Immediate openings. PT Evenings & weekends. Apply in person. Ask for Mark or Bette. Rustic Oak, North Haven, CT

CDI Head Start Serving the City of Meriden, CT Vacancy Notice CDI HS Serving the City of Meriden, CT is currently seeking applicants for the following positions: Family Advocate: This position supports and assists families through a case management model. This position also assists with the completion of the child health requirements and other required screenings and assessments. The minimum requirement is an Assocdiate’s degree in Social Work /Services or Human Services or related human services field. Bilingual preferred. Starting salary is $28,209.

10’ x 20’ & 20’ X 45’ w/electricity/heat. Available Now. 203-751-1977

MERIDEN. Studio apt, downtown on bus line. $525/mo plus util. No pets. (203) 982-3042 MOVE IN SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $650/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Call for info 203-639-4868

BOOKKEEPER - A/R For SNF. Must have experience with Medicare & Medicaid billing also electronic submission and collection process. Fax resume to 203-250-2034 or mail to: Affinity Health Care Mgmt., Inc., 1157 Highland Ave., Suite 207, Cheshire, CT 06410

BUSY Meriden car dealership is looking for a reliable, organized, self starter. This is a fulltime position M-F 9:00-5:30. Responsibilities include A/P, A/R, answering phones, cashiering. Previous dealership experience preferred. Please fax resume to 203-3173896 or email to

MERIDEN Room Available. First Week Free! Utilities included! $115/Wk.Available Now. Off Street Lighted Parking 203213-8589

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

HELP WANTED AUTO MECHANIC Full or part time. Exc pay & benefits. Bob’s Garage (203) 238-1426 Fax 203-639-2966

MERIDEN. Studio apt, downtown on bus line. $525/mo plus util. No pets. (203) 982-3042


Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!


ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT Customer service, accounts receivable posting, invoices, collections & other related duties. We are looking for someone who enjoys working with numbers and people. Accounting experience helpful. Bilingual spanish a plus. Part time & full time available. Send salary requirements with resume to: The Record-Journal Box 88P 11 Crown St, Meriden, CT 06450 AUTO BODY TECH/Repair Person Frame Machine exp necessary. Must have own tools. Call (203) 774-0336

Program Aide: This position works as a part of a team to assist in activities in the areas ofthe classroom and/or to serve as a disabilities aide oas needed providing support for children with disabilities. This position may be reassigned to various classrooms/centers as deemed necessary for program operations. The minimum requrirement is that the individual be 18 years of age. Starting $9.74/hr. Applications and copies of job descriptions may be obtained by calling 203-238-9166 or coming by the CDI HS Office at 398 Liberty St., Meriden, CT. Closing date for expecting applications will be Friday August 20, 2010. CDI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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!


CARPET CLEANERS Our Waterbury branch is overloaded with customers. We need 20 sharp, hardworking people to train for carpet cleaning and management positions. $400-$1500/week. Call Mon. or Tues. to schedule interview. 203-759-0577 CT GYMNASTICS looking for exp. coaches for Recreational, Tumbling and Team programs. Competitive pay. Wallingford, CT. Call (203)269-7464 CUSTOMER Service/Sales- PT 30hours Day & Evening positions avail. Salary + commission. Contact Ward Damio at Meriden Hyundai 203-235-1669

Housing Authority of the City of Meriden Is searching for a full-time Leased Housing Specialist for the HCV program. Section 8 Rent Calculation and Eligibility Certification required and one year experience with knowledge of HUD regulations/ requirements or comparable experience. Position requires working with the public with excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and Spanish required. College degree is preferred, required High School diploma or GED, with full computer use capabilities including not limited to; MS Word, Excel, Publisher, Outlook, and property management software. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications, full benefit package included. Send Resumes to:

MHA PO Box 911, Meriden CT 06450 Attn: Jamie Urkevic. No calls please.

Product Engineer/ Metallurgist The Ametek Specialty Metal Products Division is a $150 million innovator and manufacturer applying advanced metallurgical technology. This position would be responsible for supporting R&D Projects and Engineering activities. Other responsibilities include providing technical support to Sales, Marketing and Production functions with a “hands on approach” to getting results. The candidate shall have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Metallurgy, Materials Engineering or related fields, plus a minimum 5 years of related industrial work experience. Experience in optimization of metal forming processes e.g. extrusion, swaging, rolling, forging and wire drawing is required. The ability to perform mechanical testing, SEM knowledge for microstructure, and failure analysis is desirable.

AMETEK, INC. Specialty Metal Products Division 21 Toelles Road Wallingford, CT 06492 (203) 265-6731 x204 An Equal Opportunity Employer


INSPECTOR - Wallingford. Exp. w/small parts, assembling, inspecting, etc. Temp to hire $10.50. Call AR Mazzotta (203) 949-4242.

INSURANCE SALES: Sutherland Insurance Group is growing and looking to expand our sales staff. We are seeking a Commercial Lines Producer with 3 to 5 years experience with or without an existing book of business. Full Time position with excellent benefits and competitive compensation package. Send resume to: or HR Dept, PO Box 370, Naugatuck, CT 06770 EOE

Neighborhood Service Worker Oversee the receiving, distribution, stocking of food pantry and assist in processing of information and correspondence from various departmental programs. H.S. Diploma/GED. Two years exp. in community related activities and exp. in basic inventory system. $ 9 per hour. 20 hrs per week Email your resume to Or Apply New Opportunities of Greater Meriden 74 Cambridge Street Meriden, CT 06450 EOE

The Southington Community YMCA is seeking seasoned, energetic and team oriented individuals who would like to make a positive impact on children in our community. Part-time classroom aide positions are available between the hours of 6:30am and 6:00pm to assist in our Preschool and Kinderpals classrooms. There are also part-time positions in our School Age Child Care program Before and After school with children in elementary or middle school. Before school care hours are from 6:30am to 9:00am and after school hours are from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. If you are interested in working in Preschool or Kinderpals, please contact Marci Arroyo, Early Childhood Director at (860) 426-9542 or If you are interested in working in our Before and After school programs, please contact Brett Rioual, School Age Child Care Director at (860) 426-9547 or Applicant must be 18 years or older to apply. Special Notes: Child Care experience preferred. Deadline for applications: August 20th. Mailing Information: Southington Community YMCA Attn: YMCA Learning Center 29 High Street Southington, CT 06489


Friday, August 20, 2010 — The Southington Citizen

CHIEF OF POLICE The Town of Cheshire, Connecticut, a councilmanager government community (33 square miles) located in south central Connecticut with a population of 29,066, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Chief of Police. Supervision of 47 sworn officers and 12 civilian employees including records, dispatchers and an animal control unit. Chief will be appointed by and report to the Town Manager. Current departmental budget $4.5M. Four chiefs since 1980.

For additional information specifically about the position including the job description, the Town and the police department, please refer to the Town's web site at All interested candidates' submissions must include a cover letter, resume, salary history, three letters of professional or personal reference and be forwarded to: Louis A. Zullo Personnel Director/Assistant Town Manager 84 South Main Street Cheshire, CT 06410 No later than Friday September 17, 2010. The Town of Cheshire is an EEOE, M/F/D/V. HELP WANTED

Open Positions Full time Tire Technician (fleet of tractor trailers) 1st shift Full time Forklift Mechanics (service industrial equipment) 2nd and 3rd shifts (must have own tools) Other part time opportunities available Apply on line EOE ROGERS ORCHARD, SOUTHINGTON, CT needs 6 temporary workers 8/2/2010 to 10/30/2010. 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 #CT4558909. 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.


REPORTER Experienced part-time news reporter wanted for two weekly community newspapers. Must be able to write news and features. Photography experience a plus. Flexible, 32-hour per week work schedule. Includes some nights and weekends. Send cover letter, resume and clippings to: news@ or to The Southington Citizen 40 North Main Street Southington, CT 06489

TEACHING POSITIONS Wallingford Public Schools is seeking CT certified candidates for the following 2010/11 teaching positions: High School Level: Chemistry, World Language (.6 Spanish); Systemwide: Speech Pathologist. Visit our website @ 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.

Qualified Individuals should go to


Ideal candidate will excel in intra- and interdepartmental relations with an established record of leadership, labor relations, fiscal management, strong and effective communicative skills and a superior vision of 21st century law enforcement practices and principles. Demonstrated ability to be responsive and be sensitive to community issues. Offering an excellent salary and benefit package. Must possess or capable of obtaining POST certification in the State of Connecticut.

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

UNITED WAY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The United Way of Southington is seeking an Executive Director to lead this prominent nonprofit organization into its next generation of growth and development. The Executive Director will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and administration, fund raising including the annual town wide residential and corporate campaign, strategic planning, budget preparation and financial presentations, recruitment of volunteers, public relations, and much more. The ideal candidate will have a background of demonstrated sales and/or development experience, a familiarity of the local community, a multi tasker who isn't afraid to be creative in new approaches in these difficult economic times, an effective communicator oneon-one or in front of large groups, comfortable in developing and designing meaningful marketing material, love serving people, organized to a fault, and can grow revenue. Interested persons can submit a resume, references with contact information and a cover letter addressing these points to: Dr. Angelo Coppola, United Way Search Committee Chairman, 114 Spring Hill Road, Southington, CT 06489 or by email: Closing date is August 25, 2010. HELP WANTED DRIVER/WAREHOUSE PT MonFri 8-12+ for CT, MA, NY area. Solomon Casket 500 S. Broad, Unit F, Meriden. 203-639-9319 INSTALLERS OVERHEAD GARAGE DOORS Res & Commericial. Exp’d only. FT w/benefits. 860-347-1507

LOCAL HVAC company in search of someone with good skills in Excel and Word and general office duties. Please call 203-484-0405 PARALEGAL - WLFD law firm seeks general Paralegal for FT position. Real Estate. Must be time slips proficient. Fax resume to 203-269-1927

MEDICAL CAREERS Attention: Personal Care Attendants, Companion/Homemakers. PT/FT. EXPERIENCE & CAR A MUST! Competitive wages, health benefits, 401(k). Golden Horizons ElderCare Services 860-523-0098 Toll Free 800-421-0122. CT Reg. #HCA.0000133.

DENTAL ASSISTANT: Full Time/Part Time for established general dental office in Plantsville, CT. Please call (860)628-7880 Tuesday through Friday to inquire about position and set up an interview.

MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST Experienced, 4 days per week. Fax resume to 203-238-0225 THERAPEUTIC RECREATION W/E Position Apply in person: Apple-Rehab Coccomo 33 Cone Ave, Meriden, CT EOE

Nursing Supervisor-Evening Shift GAYLORD-Connecticut’s premier long-term acute care hospital specializing in the care and treatment of medically complex, rehabilitation and sleep medicine patients-seeks a 32 hour/week nursing supervisor to join its multidisciplinary, collaborative patient care team. The incumbent will provide clinical supervision of patient care and assessment, evaluate nursing activities to ensure quality patient care, and participate in training activities. REQUIREMENTS: current CT RN licensure; Associates degree, BSN preferred; excellent communication skills; minimum 4 years recent acute care experience; supervisory experience; CRRN or Med/Surg certification; ACLS completion within 6 months. Consider Gaylord where your strong clinical skills are valued, where average patient LOS is 25 days, and where a competitive salary and benefit package is offered. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please fax resumes to: 203-284-2733;

Email to: or mail to


PT CUST SERV duties incl: Order Entry/Cust Serv, Customer Returns. Typing, communication skills, basic computer knowledge, ability to multi-task required. Mon, Tues & Fri 5pm-10pm and Sat 9am5pm. $10/hr. Email resume w/subject Help Wanted: or apply in person: Tuttle Inc, 23 Village Lane Wlfd. 203-9494290; 203-949-4288 (fax) SALES Do you love the environment? If so, Dean’s Stove & Spa is hiring for qualified sales people. We are looking for people with a background in sales and are willing to train. Please Apply in person at 120 West Main St, Plantsville.

P.O. Box 400, Wallingford, CT 06492

HELP WANTED TOWN FAIR TIRE Has full & part time Tire Tech/Tire Changer positions available. Must have valid driver’s license. Apply in person at 994 North Colony Rd Wallingford and 55 Washington St (Staples Plaza) Middletown. WAITSTAFF Day & night shifts available. Exp’d only. Apply in person: Athenian II Diner, 864 Washington St, Route 66, Middletown.



Warehouse1st & 2nd shift

Warehouse1st & 2nd shift

Exp. with Forklift, Machine Op or Hand tools a plus. Drug test/background check req.

Exp. with Forklift, Machine Op or Hand tools a plus. Drug test/background check req.

Contact HCM@ 203-634-8427

Contact HCM@ 203-634-8427


The Southington Citizen — Friday, August 20, 2010 1170814

Townline Pizza 1660 Meriden-Waterbury Tpke. • Southington

860-620-9399 860-628-8792 203-439-9140

Under New Management

Mon.-Thurs. 11-10, Fri. & Sat. 11-11, Sun. 12-10 **Free choice of soup or salad with every meal purchase**


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Lunch Specials

Chicken & Veal Favorites

Baked Ravioli Parmigiana ...................................................................................... 5.99 Meat or cheese ravioli topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese Baked Ziti.................................................................................................................5.99 Topped with marinara sauce, ricotta cheese and mozzarella cheese Eggplant Parmigiana...............................................................................................5.99 Breaded eggplant topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese; choice of pasta Eggplant Rollatini....................................................................................................5.99 Eggplant rolled with ham & ricotta cheese, topped with marinara sauce & mozzarella cheese; choice of pasta Fettuccine Alfredo...................................................................................................5.99 Topped with our cream alfredo sauce & bacon Lasagna....................................................................................................................5.99 Southington’s home-style lasagna filled with 2 types of cheese & meat Sausage & Peppers.................................................................................................5.99 Sliced link sausage sauteed with peppers, onions, garlic & spices in marinara sauce; your choice of pasta

Chicken Al Italia..........................................................................................................................6.99 Sauteed with spinach, artichokes, roasted peppers, garlic in your choice to our red marinara sauce or our lemon-white wine sauce Chicken & Broccoli....................................................................................................................6.99 Sauteed in our lemon-white wine sauce with garlic Chicken Cacciatore....................................................................................................................6.99 Sauteed with onions, peppers, mushrooms and garlic in your choice of our red marinara sauce or our lemon -white wine sauce Chicken & Feta...........................................................................................................................6.99 Sauteed with scallions, mushrooms & garlic in our white wine sauce Chicken Francaise ..................................................................................................................... 6.99 Sauteed in our delicate lemon-white wine sauce Chicken Marsala.........................................................................................................................6.99 Sauteed with mushrooms, onions & garlic in our Marsala wine sauce Chicken Parmigiana...................................................................................................................6.99 Breaded chicken breast baked with marinara sauce & mozzarella cheese Chicken Sorrentino....................................................................................................................6.99 Breaded chicken breast topped with ricotta cheese, eggplant marinara sauce & mozzarella cheese Grilled Chicken Primavera ........................................................................................................ 6.99 Sauteed with mixed vegetables, olive oil & garlic Veal Francaise............................................................................................................................7.99 Sauteed in our delicate lemon-white wine sauce Veal Marsala................................................................................................................................7.99 Sauteed with mushrooms, onions & garlic in our Marsala wine sauce Veal Medallions ..........................................................................................................................7.99 Sauteed with mushrooms & garlic in a spicy marinara sauce Veal Parmigiana..........................................................................................................................7.99 Breaded veal, baked with ricotta cheese eggplant,marinara sauce & mozzarella cheese Veal Peppers...............................................................................................................................7.99 Sauteed with peppers, onions & garlic in a marinara sauce Veal Sorrentino...........................................................................................................................7.99 Breaded veal, baked with ricotta cheese eggplant, marinara sauce & mozzarella cheese

From Our Garden

Lunch Small Large Antipasto............................................................................4.99............5.50...........7.25 Topped with Pepperoni and rolled Turkey Breast, Ham, Salami & Cheese Chef’s Salad.......................................................................4.99............5.50...........7.25 Topped with rolled Turkey Breast and Cheese Greek Salad........................................................................4.99............5.50...........7.25 Topped with Feta Cheese Frisco Salad.......................................................................4.99............5.50...........7.25 Topped with fried or grilled chicken Tuna Salad .........................................................................4.99............5.50...........7.25 Topped with our home-style tuna and celery Mixture Crabmeat Salad.................................................................4.99............5.50...........7.25 Topped with our home-style crab-meat and celery Mixture Tossed Salad.........................................................................................3.50...........5.25 Extra Dressing...................................................................0.75............0.75...........0.75

From The Sea Mussels Marinara...........................................................7.99 Sauteed with garlic in a spicy marinara sauce Shrimp Anthenian...........................................................7.99 Sauteed with scallions, red roasted peppers, tomatoes, feta cheese & garlic in our white wine sauce

Meal Deal 1-16” Large Cheese Pizza, 12 Wings, One 2-Ltr. Soda, 1 Garlic Bread

Save $6.65



95 + Tax

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Shrimp Fra Diavolo.....................................................7.99 Sauteed with calamari, spinach, mushrooms, roasted peppers & garlic in a spicy marinara sauce

Shrimp & Scallops..........................................................7.99 Sauteed with spinach, mushrooms and garlic in our red marinara sauce or our lemon-white sauce Shrimp Scampi...............................................................7.99 Sauteed with garlic in our lemon-white wine sauce

2 Small Pizzas

2 Medium Pizzas

With 1 Topping

With 1 Topping



95 + Tax



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Townline Pizza

Townline Pizza

Mention coupon when ordering. Coupons may NOT be combined with any other offer. Expires 9/30/10.

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8-20-2010 Southington Citizen  

Southington Citizen Newspaper for August 20, 2010

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