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Cit itii zen Volume 6, Number 32

Southington’s Only Hometown Newspaper

Friday, August 7, 2009

Taste event returns By Harry Kyle The Southington Citizen For the eighth consecutive year, town residents and visitors will gather on the grounds of the Barnes Museum to sample and celebrate the Taste of Southington. The event, sponsored by the Southington Public Library & Barnes Museum Board of Directors, will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 12, from 4 to 7 p.m., on the grounds of the Barnes Museum, located at 85 N. Main St., in downtown Southington. Tents will be set up to provide sheltered eating areas, but attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs in case the ones proCitizen photo by Harry Kyle vided are all spoken for. In case of rain, the affair The grounds of the Barnes Museum were filled with hungry people attending last will be held Thursday, Aug. year’s Taste of Southington. Organizers are hoping for similar results when this 13. Barnes Museum curator year’s affair is held on Aug. 12. Marie Secondo explained

how the event came to be. “It was partially driven by the Taste of Hartford program,” Secondo said. “Our previous director, Jay Johnston, and the library board of directors felt we had such a wonderful array of restaurants here in town, that we should try a program like that. That was seven years ago, and the event just keeps getting better. “Last year, we had our largest crowd ever,” Secondo said. “Over 2,000 people came out to enjoy the food and socialize with friends, both old and new. It was an all-around good time and kind of like an old-home celebration.” The event will feature the culinary offerings of a number of local eateries, with entertainment provided by The John Smayda Jazz Quartet.

See Taste, page 8

Local businessmen bring Internet to soldiers By Harry Kyle The Southington Citizen Two members of the Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce are joining forces to help military personnel both home and abroad keep in touch with the loved ones they left behind and spend whatever down time they have enjoying the latest

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in Internet activities. Resolute Partners, a leading provider of communication services and recreational computing with Internet access to the military community and Advanced Home Audio & Video, which specializes in the design and installation of custom home theater and multi-room and surround sound systems, have begun a joint venture aimed at designing and engineering recreation center versions of Resolute’s popular CZee CyberZone Internet Cafe’s on military bases across the country and in Germany, Kuwait and Iraq. Paul Guertin, vice president of marketing for Resolute Partners, explained how the partnership was formed.

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Military personnel serving in Kuwait make good use of the CZee CyberZone Cafe located in Kuwait for recreational computing, playing online games and accessing See Cafe, page 17 the Internet during their down time.


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grams for teenagers. The Rangers Program revised and offered to grades 5 and 6 and new Trailblazers Program for grades 7 to 9. These exciting activities resulted in a significant increase in teen enrollment throughout the ’90s. In 1998, two teenage Sioux Indian boys from South Dakota, Denver and Eric Three Legs, joined us in the Sloper Adventure when

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the off-season of camp continued to grow in popularity. Hundreds of children participated in youth sports, Indian Guide campouts, and special holiday events like the Halloween Carnival, the Forest of Fright, the Carol Sing and the Easter Eggstravaganza. Summer provided fun at day camp with many specialty camps that included Sports Camp, Earth Camp, Musical Theater, Gymnastics, Dance and the especially popular Carpentry, Mountain Biking, and Skateboarding Camps in the later half of the decade. So preschoolers wouldn’t miss out on the fun at Sloper, the Wanderers program was created for ages 3 to 5 and held in a renovated room of the barn, that used to be the old sheep shed. The Low Ropes Course, a 25-foot climbing tower and the High Ropes Course with a 75-foot zip line were some of the exciting additions to program that brought a real sense of adventure to Sloper. These facilities were used as tools for team-building programs in the off-season, making it typical to find schools, youth and teen groups, and many business leaders developing trust, communication and cooperation skills at YMCA Camp Sloper. The adventure continued new day camp pro-

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Europe trip enlightening, says SHS student By Jacquelyn Ford-Cooperman Special to The Citizen “Life is a journey, not a destination.” This summer, July 1 to July 20, I traveled to France, Italy and Greece with the People to People Student Ambassador Program. The program was founded in 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to promote world peace through understanding. Throughout the trip, I had unforgettable experiences, which included singing in the Amphitheatre, racing in the original Olympic stadium, climbing the mouth of Mt. Vesuvius, rappelling in Assisi, Italy, singing in the talent show, and playing soccer and softball with French teenagers. My fondest memory was rappelling with the Full On program. This experience doesn’t stick out because of its rappelling, but because of what I overcame to actually rappel. Before I rappelled, I was very excited. But as I was climbing to the top of the ancient watch tower, my nerves started to kick in. The Full On staff was extremely

helpful and had many techniques to motivate me. I knew that going over the edge would be the hardest for me. As I was going over the edge, I was surprisingly tranquil. The whole experience was beautiful, not only scenically, but I learned that I could truly do anything I want to do if I put my mind to it. Europe and America both have its cultural differences. For example, in all of the countries their food was so delicious, but it was because

it was healthy. The food was wholesome, without preservatives, and everything was organic and fresh. On the other hand, Europeans and Americans have endless devotion and pride in their countries. I also found that many of our stereotypes of these people were extremely warped. For instance, Americans feel that French people are rude. When I was in France, no one was rude to me and they See Europe, next page

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Europe Continued from page 4 were extremely helpful. There was the occasional rude person, but we have people like that in America as well. It is generalizations such as these that make international relations so hard and until we understand this, there will be little gain. When I was on the plane coming home, there was an “advertisement” for America. I couldn’t help, but tear up during this because it took me 20 days in Europe to dis-

cover the true meaning behind, “Proud to be an American.” Despite all of the hardships that America has gone through, we have triumphed. I fell in love with Europe, but America is home. America is truly the land of opportunity and we do have it good. I didn’t know what to expect from this trip. Would I be homesick? How will I do being without my parents and being with strangers? I am proud to say that while I

missed them terribly, especially my sister, I didn’t have an extreme case of homesickness like many of my peers experienced. I am confident in my newly acquired independence and confidence. This is especially comforting because in three years, I’ll be heading off to college. The lesson, don’t wait for life to happen to you. Challenge yourself and throw yourself into the world. And

if you have the chance to go out of the country, or even travel within the United States, take it. You never know what lessons you will learn or who you will meet. I can promise you this, the memories you make, you will cherish forever. I don’t recall ever seeing a headstone that read, “I experienced too much during my life.” Jacquelyn Ford-Cooperman is a student at Southington High School. Photos courtesy of Jacquelyn FordCooperman



Far left: SHS sophomore Jacquelyn Ford-Cooperman at the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. Left: Ford-Cooperman climbs up the steps of a Greek amphitheatre. Right: Ford-Cooperman poses for a photo with a friar in Assisi, the hometown of St. Francis. She traveled to Europe as part of the People to People program created by President Dwight Eisenhower.

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Museum features letters

On July 21, 1862, Andrew Upson, a resident of Plantsville enlisted in Company E. 20th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, as a 1st Lieutenant. He was promoted to Captain, Company K, on October 23, 1863, wounded at Tracy City, Tenn., January 20, 1864 and died February 19, 1864. These are the bare facts of Captain Upson’s military service whose story would end there were in not for the fact that Upson wrote home to his wife, Elizabeth, at least twice a week. These letters were passed on to his son Frank, then to Frank’s daughter Leila. Leila mar-

ried Bradley Barnes, and no one in the Barnes family ever threw anything away. These letters have been carefully preserved in the historical archives at the Barnes Museum in Southington and are now available for viewing and reading online. Each letter is available in two formats – a digital scan of the actual letter and a transcription made by the Barnes Curator Marie Secondo. Captain Upson’s letters provide details about everyday life in a Civil War camp, See Letters, page 17

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Education foundation kicks off educators and parent volunteers, all of whom realize the importance of effective educational programming in and beyond the public school classroom, round out the organization. “Being a part of this worthwhile endeavor, especially in the beginning stages, is truly an honor,” said Sheffy. “The long-term goal is to establish an endowment that will meet this community’s needs in terms of its educational system for generations to come.” The Southington Education Foundation is committed to enriching the minds and lives of the town’s most impressionable community members – its school students – and will support innovative and creative initiatives that expand upon exist-

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Restaurant owner shares his story of success By: Mike Ciardella Special to the Citizen

The story of the American dream is not always a bright tale, but the story of restaurant owner Stavros Papahristou is an inspiration for those who come to this country seeking success. “It’s a country that shows you the way of success. If you take the way it shows you, you will be successful,” said Papahristou, who goes by “Steve.” Papahristou has been in the restaurant business for 30 years. He came to America

from Greece at age 20. “I came to this country with $30 and an empty suitcase,” said Papahristou. He applied to learn English at a school, but after the applications $25 fee, he was left with only five dollars. “When they asked me for the $3,000, I told them ‘Let me make the $2,995 and I will be back,’” said Papahristou. He never went back. Papahristou started as a dishwasher at a restaurant. He opened Kings Pizza in Stratford, his first restaurant, at the age of 23. He later opened Eleni’s


restaurant in Glastonbury, named after his wife Eleni Papahristou, who now manages the restaurant named for her. After the birth of his three sons he wanted to expand. “I was looking to expand because I had 3 sons and they wanted to stay in the business,” said Papahristou. “I told my wife I was going to go to the bank and ask for one million dollars. She said they would never give it to me.” But now, Papahristou is the proud owner of Cava Restaurant in Southington. “I wanted to open a good restaurant with fair prices

so people could have a good meal,” said Papahristou, “My wife and son helped decorate the entire restaurant.” According to Papahristou, Cava is a popular dining location for many of the ESPN stars, due to its proximity to the station on West Street. He even has a signed box of wine from EPSN star Mike Ditka. “We get all the big EPSN stars here, if you see them on the television they have been to my restaurant,” said Papahristou. Papahristou reminds others that it is important to remember who the builders of

this great country were. He said for those native to this country to remember, I am who I am because my grandparents made the decision to come here. It’s important not to stop what made this country so great, which is diversity. “The future didn’t look very good I came from a poor family. Now I have 60 people working for me,” said Papahristou, “This is the land of opportunity for people like me.” Cava serves Italian cuisine and is located at 1615 West St., Southington, CT,, (860) 6282020.


be Anthony Jacks Wood Fired Grill, Aziago’s Restaurant, and Machiavelli’s Restaurant. Kess’ Cafe, Napoli Imports and Sliders will make the trip from Plantsville to join in the fun, and the Pig Out BBQ, Rita’s Ice and Smokin’ with Chris will also be on hand. “All of these restaurants have been here before, so we must be doing something right to have them return,”

Secondo said. While admission to the event is free, the restaurants will be charging a minimal fee to sample their appetizing morsels. The museum will be open for free tours. “The first year, I handled all the tours myself,” Secondo said, “but the crowds just kept getting bigger, and I barely had time to sample the great food. I would head out to a booth, and someone would ask me a question and I’d head off in another direction. But now I have a wonderful group of volunteers to help me out. It’s a great way to see just what the museum has to offer.” “We decided to hold it on a Wednesday. That way, people can enjoy a nice meal on the lawn of the museum, and then head down to the green for the weekly Music on the Green concert series. It works out well. Our entertainment ends at 7 p.m., and the Music on the Green starts at the same time. So people can come down, have a nice meal and go to the concert at 7 p.m.” The Barnes Museum is a reminder of Southington’s historic past. Visitors are transported to an era when ladies wore elegant lace dresses and men donned top hats. The museum operates on its summer schedule until Labor Day. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays; and 1 to 7 p.m. Thursdays. To schedule a tour, contact the museum at (860) 628-5426.

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Sacred Heart University is pleased to announce its graduates of the Class of 2009. The University’s 43rd Commencement took place May 16 & 17. Among the graduates were the following Southington residents: Christie Emond, who received a master of arts in teaching degree, and Kristin Fedor, who received a Master of business administration degree. William V. Cekovsky, of Southington, was awarded a bachelor of science cum laude degree at Bentley University on Saturday, May 16. Ann Moore, chairman and chief executive officer of Time Inc., addressed the 1,084 members of the Class of 2009 and their guests at Bentley’s 90th undergraduate commencement excercises. He majored in corporate finance and accounting. He is the son of Bill and Janet Cekovsky and previously attended Southington High School. The following University of Delaware students from Southington completed their

degree in ancient Greek and Roman study, Gail Lantz Huckins, minor degree in Chemistry. The University of Delaware held its spring commencement exercises May 30. The commencement speaker was three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thomas Friedman.


Patrick Kaminski, of Southington, earned dean’s list honors at Saint Joseph’s University for the Spring 2009 semester. Merrimack College recently announced Radoslaw Szwelicki, of Southington, was named to the spring 2009 dean’s list. Megan Hastie, of Southington, was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2009 semester at Quinnipiac University. Abby B. Strielkauskas, of Meriden, named to dean’s list at Cazenovia College, is working toward a bachelor of science degree in human services. She is a graduate of Southington High School. Brianna Angelillo, a student majoring in dietetics studies, had been named to the dean’s list at the University of Rhode Island for the spring 2009 semester.

degree requirements in January and May 2009:Erica Anne Crevier, bachelor of arts degree in Italian education, magna cum laude, in the college of arts and sciences, Erica Anne Crevier, minor degree in women’s studies, Gail Lantz Huckins, nonors bachelor of science degree in biological sciences and a minor in ecology and organismic biology, degree with distinction, in the college of arts and sciences, Gail Lantz Huckins, minor

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Morning Meetup part of the Southington Library health series, presents Successful Aging at the Southington Library on Aug. 14 at 10 a.m. A light breakfast will be provided. Staying healthy and living a better quality of life will be presented by The Center for Healthy Aging Facilitator, Pamela Smith. Studies indicate aging successfully starts with a healthy lifestyle. The younger we begin to focus on the three pillars of wellness: eat well, move more and be calm, the more positive outcome we will have for a better quality of life. Social en-

gagement and a positive mental attitude predict better cognitive and physical functioning in both older and younger people. Get together with friends while engaging in physical activity will provide “double bonus points” toward successful aging. Up until our mid-30s, we all tend to feel pretty invincible and thoughts of aging loom far ahead. As the years tick by, however, our thoughts turn more often to the changes that are happening to our minds and bodies. Starting in our 40s and 50s, more and more of us start to think about what lies ahead as far as health and vitality. The Southington Library

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Jane Haze Memorial Dog Event On Saturday, Sept. 12, Southington Care Center is holding its second annual Jane Haze Memorial Dog Event from 10 a.m. to noon. Admission is free. Pet venders, a blessing of the dogs, demonstrations and dog photos available with a $5 donation. Each dog will re-


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Stanley Seniors Foxwood trip The next casino trip to Foxwoods Casino is scheduled for Aug. 11. The price is $21 which will be reimbersed with $10 in food and $15 on the wheel. The casino trip is run on the second Tuesday of each month, alternating between casinos. The bus leaves the Stanley Hand Tools parking lot at 8 a.m., returning at approximately 5:30 p.m. For more information on the casino trips, contact Joan Bryant at (860) 793-4990.

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The Summit at Plantsville and the Connecticut Road Lancers classic car club presents the fourth annual car show, Sunday, Aug. 23, rain date Aug. 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. In conjunction with the car show, they will be holding a huge flea market. The $20 reservation fee will go directly to benefit the resident council fund. Call Barbara Blau at (860) 628-0364 for more information. The car show/flea market will be held at The Summit, 261 Summit St., Plantsville.

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Certified tai chi instructor, Jennifer Wade, will lead a six-week tai chi class at The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart St., Saturday mornings. Level I beginners will meet from 8:15 to 9 a.m., Level II advanced will meet from 9:15 to 10 a.m. Prior registration required and the cost is $25. To register, call Jennifer Wade at The Orchards at (860) 628-5656, ext. 40.

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The Calendar House Senior Center of Southington proudly announces being awarded a Certificate of Achievement at the recent annual meeting of the Connecticut Association for Senior Center Personnel for its intergenerational conference: “A Message of Hope: Senior meals are served Monday through Friday at noon at the you WILL Survive the Second Calendar House. Reservations must be made 24 hours in ad- Time Around”, a Tri-Town vance either in person or by calling Jean, (860) 621-6738. The suggested donation is $2.50 for persons age 60 and up or Conference of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, coorwhatever you can afford and $4.50 for people under 60. dinated by Calendar House Lunches for the week of August 10 at the Calendar House: Monday, Aug. 10: Cheeseburger with bun, ketchup, lettuce, program coordinator, Sharyn tomato and onion, potato chips, red and green cabbage slaw, wa- Murphy, MSW with Sue Saucier of Southington termelon. Tuesday, Aug. 11: China Town special – Sweet and sour Youth Services, in collaborachicken strips over seasoned rice, sweet and sour sauce, orien- tion with the Senior Centers tal vegetables, dinner roll, pineapple and mandarin oranges. and Youth Services of Wednesday, Aug. 12: Ice Cream Social – Beef noodle soup Plainville and Farmington. with crackers, egg salad with celery, chopped greens with cu- The effort provided a support cumber and olives, german potato salad, soft bun, ice cream so- system offering encouragecial. ment, resource information, Thursday, Aug. 13: Stuffed fillet of fish with lemon, broccoli and cheese, corn nibblets, mixed vegetables, rye bread, fresh a discussion forum and special speakers for “Grandparfruit. Friday, Aug. 14: Roasted turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, ents Raising Children.” An annual treat, the Pig seasoned sliced carrots, cranberry sauce, marble bread, topped Roast will be held Thursday, banana pudding.

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Leopardo J. Salvatore, 94, of Bristol, husband of Beatrice (Mastrianni) Salvatore, died July 26, 2009, at Bristol Hospital. He was born in New Hartford on Aug. 13, 1914 and was a son of the late Alfredo and Domenica (Trocchi) Salvatore. He was raised in Simsbury and was a longtime Southington resident prior to moving to Bristol in 1989. He served his country in the National Guard and was called to active duty during World War II and the Korean conflict serving from 1939 until 1952 attaining the rank of master sergeant. He began his employment as a painter for the EnsignBickford Company in Simsbury, he then founded Salvatore and Vincent Inc. and Salvatore Construction. He later owned and operated Leo’s Restaurant and The Wishing Well Restaurant both located in Southington and then Leo’s Package Store in Southington prior to his retirement. He was a member of St. Matthew Church, Forestville, the Knights of Columbus, fourth degree, Rev. M. B. Roddan Assembly, and the Bristol Lodge of Elk’s 1010. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law Leo and Patricia Salvatore of Avon; a daughter Shirley Salvatore of Bristol; a brother and sisterin- law Roland and Fran Salvatore of Simsbury; a sister Nora Yarusewicz of Simsbury; four grandchildren and their spouses Dean and Linda Kilbourne of Bristol, Kim and Dana Michele of Bristol, Stacy Salvatore of Plainsboro, N.J. and Kevin Salvatore of Simsbury; four greatgrandchildren Olivia and Victoria Kilbourne, and Austin and Hayden Michele; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four brothers and a sister. Funeral services were held July 29 from Funk Funeral Home, Bristol to St. Matthew Church, for a funeral mass. Burial was in Simsbury Cemetery, Simsbury.

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Friday, August 7, 2009 — The Southington Citizen

Obituaries Shirley D’Angelo

Frederick Eckart Frederick Eckart Sr. 92, passed away July 13, 2009 in his home with his family by his side. He was the husband of the late Jean Virginia (Bailey) Eckart. He was born on November 5, 1916 in Bridgeport, the son of the late George and Etta Isadora (Gilbert) Eckart. He was predeceased by three sisters and two brothers.

Prior to his retirement he was employed by United Technologies in East Hartford where he was instrumental in bringing laser technology into the manufacturing process. He is survived by his children, Elizabeth and husband Michael Thornton of Hebron, Frederick Eckart Jr. in Ft. Wayne, Ind., and Gregory and wife Suzanne Eckart of Old Saybrook; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial services were private. DellaVecchia Funeral Home assisted with arrangements. For online condolences visit

Lucy Stakey Lucy Stakey, 74, of Southington passed away at home on July 31, 2009. She was the wife for 50 years of Kenneth “Buddy” Stakey. Born in Middletown on Dec. 12, 1934, the daughter of the late Carmelo and Alice (Weyant) Bernarducci, she was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter Crystal and husband Joseph Dudac; a son Clifford and wife Lorna Stakey all of

Southington; four cherished grandchildren Anna, Andrew, Kyle and Gavin; three brothers, Sebastian “Hoppy” and wife Beckey Berarducci of Plainville, Andrew and wife Claudia Berarducci, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Daniel “Corky” and wife Verna Berarducci of Menane, N.C.; a sister Catherine Blanchette of Southington; a sister-in-law Judy Berarducci of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; several nieces and nephews including favorite nephew Sebby Berarducci of Plainville. She was predeceased by a brother Carmelo “Junior” Berarducci. Services were held Aug. 3 from the DellaVecchia Funeral Home to Zion Lutheran Church. Donations may be made in her memory to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 3rd Floor, 20 Batterson Park Rd. Farmington, CT 06032. For online condolences, visit

and Mary Kowalski. He was a 1966 graduate of Pulaski High School and was known as “Killer” Kowalski for his abilities to run in many events, winning local and state awards including the coveted award Deloreto award. He was a part owner of Ceiling Systems Inc. of Cheshire. He also was a state police supernumery and had a passion for his Corvette and motorcycle. Besides his wife Nancy of 35 years, he is survived by a son Gary Hiser of Stone Mountain, Ga.; a daughter Tammy Reinhardt, of Colchester; his sister Faith Kowalski Marseli; five grandchildren Reno, Lance, Lauryn, Sophie and Sage; a brotherin-law Bob Keene and his wife Donna, of Southington; sisters-in-law Janet Burtasket and her husband John, of Wallingford, and Marion Plagemann of New Britain, along with several nieces and nephews. Services were held Aug. 4 at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home. Donations may be made in his memory to the American Diabetes Association 306 Industrial Park Road Middletown, CT 06457. For online condolences visit

Edward Kowalski Edward Kowalski, 60, of Southington, passed away suddenly on July 30, 2009. He was the husband of Nancy (Keene) Kowalski. Born on Oct. 8, 1948 in Hartford, he was the son of the late Walter

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Shirley V. (Hooper) Jones D’Angelo, 89, of Southington died July 24, 2009 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late John D. D’Angelo. Born in Hartford on April 20, 1920, the daughter of the late Lewis and Ethel (Lawrence) Hooper. Prior to her retirement she worked with her husband at their business the Mill Machine Co. She had formerly worked at Conn. Mutual. She was a member of the Hopewell Reformed Church in Hopewell Junction, N.Y. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved to cook, sew, garden and tend to her family. In her younger years she played tennis and taught ballroom dancing. She was a skilled pianist and enjoyed playing for family and friends. It gave her great pleasure to listen to gospel music while talking to God and watching her birds and flowers in the garden. She was very spiritual and always made time to thank the Lord for the blessings in her life. She and her husband shared a love of cooking and sharing with friends and family. They looked forward to attending naval reunions for the USS FDR, on which her husband served, where they made many friends. She leaves her cherished children, Patricia J. Buck of Groton Long Point, David E. Jones and wife Mary Ellen of Meriden, Sharon L. Lachnicki and husband Leopold of Southington, Kathleen A. Stalter and husband Mark of Southington, formerly of Hopewell Junction; 14 grandchildren, Bethany, Kristin, John Tanner, Shirley, Barbara, Cindy, John Kimberly, David , Steven, Tracey, Melissa, Nicholas, and Mark; 25 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. She also leaves her dear, dear brother-in-law Michael and

wife Constance D’Angelo, brother-in-law Gene Curtis; sister-in-law Angela D’Angelo and numerous nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her dear friend Helen Shappy. She was predeceased by her brother Lawrence Hooper, two sisters Ferne Kupchick and Faith Curtis and son-in-law Dr. John D. Buck. Services were held July 28 at the First Baptist Church. Burial was held at St. Thomas Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Calendar House of Southington, 388 Pleasant St. Southington, CT 06489. For online condolences, visit (The July 31 edition of The Southington Citizen included the incorrect photo with Shirley D’Angelo’s obituary.)

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Obituaries Elizabeth Siwik

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Elizabeth (Alexander) Siwik, 76, of Southington passed away Aug. 1, 2009 at Hospital of Central CT, New Britain. She was the wife of Bruno Siwik for 56 years. She was born Dec. 16, 1932 in New Britain. She was a parishioner of Mary Our Queen Church. She loved and thought the world of her grandchildren, enjoyed visiting the casino, loved her flowers and adored her Persian cats. Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Linda Iverson and her husband Raymond of Clinton; three grandchildren, Heather and Christopher Iverson and Jason Archibald. Services were held Aug. 4 from the DellaVecchia Funeral Home to Mary Our Queen Church. Burial was at South End Cemetery. For online condolences and directions visit

Marian J. (Gundry) Alfieri, 65, of Bristol, loving wife of John Alfieri, passed away Aug. 1, 2009 at Bristol Hospital after battling lung cancer. She was born June 4, 1944 in Meriden and was a daughter of Doris (Badger) Gundry of Southington and the late Thomas Gundry. Marian’s greatest joys in life were playing bingo and going to the casino with her husband and friends and spending time with her grandchildren. Besides her devoted husband of 44 years, she is survived by her daughters, Christine Alfieri and Kimberly Callahan and her husband John all of Bristol; her brothers, Thomas Gundry and Anthony Gundry; her sisters Donna Bober, Joyce Thomas and Margie Weston; her grandchildren, Fay Clarity, Brady and Reilly Callahan, Alison and Samantha Welch, Kathleen D’Amato, Matthew and Allen Aldrich and her great-granddaughter

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Katherine Chmura Katherine Chmura, 88, wife of Edward Chmura of Edgewater, Fla., formerly of Southington, entered into eternal rest on July 3, 2009 at the Southeast Volusia Care Center, Edgewater. She was born April 28, 1921 in Southington, daughter of the late Alex and Lucy (Picano) DePlastino. She was a member of St. Thomas church and prior to her retirement was employed by allied control. Besides her husband, she is survived by her loving

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daugter and son-in-law Patricia and Joseph DePaolo of Southington; a brother Alex DePastino of Southington; four sisters, Julie Zarella of Southington, Lucy DeGumbia of Plantsville, Mary Diamond of Edgewater, Fla., and Rose Lord of Pensacola, Fla and several neices and nephews. She is predeceased by a sister Alice Sartwell. A funeral mass was celebrated at St. Thomas Church. Donations in her memory may be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flager 3800 Woodbriar Trail Port Orange, FL 32129. D’Angelo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Noreen Dagata

Noreen Ross Dagata, 77, of Southington, passed away July 28, 2009 at the Andrews House in New Britain. She was the wife of the late Henry Dagata. Born Dec. 22, 1931 in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Kathleen Ross. She raised her family in New Britain and moved to Southington 10 years ago. She had a wonderful gregarious personality and was an avid fan of the New York Yankees. She is survived by a daughter Lori Frauenheim of Berlin; a brother Daniel Ross of Granby; a sister Rita Wilson of New Britain; three grandchildren, Kristen Staron and Michael Frauenheim, both of Granby, and Steven Frauenheim of Southington; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was predeceased by a son Mark Dagata. Services were held Aug. 1 from DellaVecchia Funeral Home to St. Dominic Church for a funeral mass. Burial of her remains followed in St. Mary’s Cemetery in New Britain. Visit for online tributes.


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Obituaries Katherine McLeod Katherine D. B o n o m i McLeod, 87, of Harrisburg, N.C. formerly of Southington passed away on July 27, 2009 in Huntersville, N.C. She was the wife of the late Clyde M. McLeod, Sr. Born May 8, 1922 in Southington, she was the daughter of the late Ferdinando and Mary (Lavorgna) Bonomi. She lived in Southington until moving to North Carolinca two years ago to be with her son and his family. She retired from the International Silver Co. of Meriden. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Clyde Jr. and Ann Marie (Dunn) McLeod and grandson Ryan all of Harrisburg, N.C.; three brothers, Louis of San Diego, Calif., Frederick and wife Margaret and John all of Southington; two sisters, Louise Beaudoin and husband Donald of Plantsville and Lena Logan and husband Gene of Plainville; a very special friend Henry Novak of Wallingford and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers, Anthony, Alexander and Richard and two sisters, Mary Martin and Julia DeLucantonio. Services were held July 31 from the DellaVecchia Funeral Home to St. Thomas Church. Burial followed in

St. Thomas Cemetery. Memorial donations `may be made to the Victory Junction Camp, 4500 Adams Way, Randleman, NC 27317. For online condolences please visit,

Grace Adamowicz Grace Adamowicz, 97, of New Britain died July 29, 2009 at Connecticut Hospice, Branford. She was the wife of the late Marion Henry Adamowicz. She was born Feb. 19, 1912 in Jacksonville, Miss., and was the daughter of the late Lambert and Eula Russell. She had been a longtime New Britain resident. She attended Oglethorpe University and received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Alabama in 1939. Continuing her education she received her Doctorate. She worked as a marine attorney for Aetna for many years. She then taught in the Hartford school system until her retirement. She is survived by her daughter Gladys Langton and her husband William of Southington; three grandchildren, Susan South, Josh Langton and William Langton; three great-grandchildren, Heather South, Joe South and Gavin Langton. She was pre-deceased by a grandson, Christopher. Services were held July 31 at the Plantsville Memorial Funeral Home. Burial followed in South End Cemetery, Southington. For online

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Elvina Nadeau Elvina Marie (Chasse) Nadeau 93, passed on to be with God on July 27, 2009 at the Summitt at Plantsville. She was the widow of Maynard C. Nadeau. She was the last surviving child of the late Simon and Laura (Bouchard) Chasse. She moved from Bangor, Maine to Southington in 1954. She enjoyed gardening and crocheting. She is survived by five children, Jeannine and her husband Richard Harvey of Southington, Joseph and his wife Virginia Nadeau of East Orleans, Mass., Ronald and his wife Crystal of Panama City, Fla., Rolline and her husband John Wardzik of West Hartford, Maxine Greenleaf and her copmanion Mark Pizzo of Bristol; seven grandchildren, Marion and her husband Brian Pawlow, Donna Nadeau, Stacy and her husband Cory Stapel, Jennifer Nadeau, Michelle Brayall, Melissa Greenleaf and her companion Keith Daley, and Sarah Greenleaf; and four greatgrandchildren Michael, Kaitlyn and Austin Brayall, and Zilah Daley. A funeral mass followed by burial of her cremains was held July 31, 2009 at St. Thomas Church and Cemetery. Visit for online condolences.

July 18 Steven C. Barnis, 25, 43 Round Hill Road, third-degree criminal trespass, 9:32 a.m. Phillip J. Sullivan, 46, 980 S. Main St., violation of protective order, 10:15 a.m. Pamela Bristol, 55, 5 Greenview Estates, Middlefield, operating under suspension, 7:09 p.m. Douglas Barnett, 42, 99 Jerome Ave., Bristol, operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol, 8:19 p.m. Chelsea L. Cybulski, 23, 8 Race Ave., Plainville, possession of drug paraphernalia, 11:20 p.m. July 19 Keith E. Junior, 51, 655 Park St., Bridgeport, third-degree larceny, interfering with oOfficer, 7 a.m. Samuel F. Hotham, 50, 3 Sunrise Terrace, disorderly conduct, second-degree threatening, second-degree unlawful restraint, 1:50 a.m.

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Finding Mystic

Looking Back Aug. 9 75 Years Ago: 1934, Meriden Record One of the most important projects to come before the borough electors since voting for installation of the sewer system several years ago is the proposed elimination of the dam at Stow’s pond in Plantsville. If approved, the rights to the dam may be purchased and then the river can be lowered. By lowering the river, water in the cellars of the Pexto and Southington Hardware companies will be eliminated and improvements made in the storm drainage system. Aug. 10 100 Years Ago: 1909, Meriden Morning Record Southington people are now using Meriden

gas and those who are fortunate enough to have it are very much pleased with the promptness of the Meriden Gas Light Co. The service started in the Milldale section of town and many people used it for the first time yesterday. Aug. 12 100 Years Ago: 1909, Meriden Daily Journal The Italian population is making great preparations for Columbus Day, which is now a legal holiday and falls on October 2. In former years Italians have set apart two days in August to honor San Sisto, the first Italian pope. This year this will be passed over in order to celebrate Columbus Day. — Compiled by Lynne Turdin

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Two weeks ago, I made my first visit to a Connecticut beach. My wife, Rachel, and I made a day out of it. We went to Mystic Sea- Janowski port first. I particularly enjoyed the printer’s shop because it made me appreciate how much the news business has changed. I also enjoyed learning about barrel- and cask-making from the cooper. And boy did I enjoy lunch. We went to Seamen’s Inne Restaurant & Pub where I had some amazing sea scallops. Of course, the tall ships were a sight to see. I am baffled that anyone could live on these boats, though, especially someone who actually is tall. I think I would go stircrazy, not to mention the trauma from knocking my 6foot, 2-inch head on the less generous ceilings below deck. During our visit, antique boats were also in town for an annual event as an added treat. Several of the boats dated back to the 1920s, but looked brand new. The shipbuilding exhibits showed, among other things, how rope stuffed into cracks between boards strengthened the structure of tall ships. I think my favorite exhibit was the map gallery that showed the evolution of maps of the Pacific coast. Initially, many explorers be-

lieved California was an island. Other maps show it as an extended peninsula. Many maps exaggerated California’s westward bulge into the Pacific. As I made my way through the exhibit the shape and proportions of the coast slowly came into focus as they would appear on a map today. Speaking of maps, Mystic might not be on yours. Mystic is a bit like Plantsville, Marion and Milldale in that it is a neighborhood with a historical name, but without any political significance. However, Mystic is even more ephemeral in that it exists in two municipalities, Groton and Stonington, not one. As far as I can tell, Mystic Seaport is in Stonington. We concluded our day at Ocean Beach Park, clearly in New London. Rachel warned me not to expect waves on the Long Island Sound, so I was prepared for the calm, if not the cold. Preferring to avoid frostbite, we mostly read on the beach. Perhaps next time we will go to a beach in Rhode Island, but it’s good to know Connecticut has its own beaches that will do just fine in a pinch. Mystic Seaport is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. For more information, visit Ocean Beach Park is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. For more information, visit — Zachary Janowski

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Friday, August 7, 2009 — The Southington Citizen

One STEP at a Time

Students should read for pleasure By Kelly Berkmoes Special to The Citizen This month’s featured asset is reading for pleasure. Youth have this asset when they spend three or more hours reading for pleasure every week. According to the Search Institute’s statistics, only 22 percent of students who completed the attitudes and behaviors survey across the United States reported having the reading for pleasure asset. Questions in the survey that students responded “no” to were, “Do you enjoy reading” and “Do you read for fun, other than what is required for your school work.” Reading for pleasure not only helps with creativity and imagination, it also helps build character. Encourage youth to read, whether it is by reading to children at a young age or by becoming a reader yourself

and leading by example. If youth see how much adults enjoy reading, it may inspire them to start! For more ideas, see the asset building tips below. Other tips to building this asset: — Bring a young person to the Southington Public Library to participate in the summer reading programs. — Look for books at tag sales or second-hand stores and pass them along to children you know. — Ask children to read to you as they learn how to read. Show them that you are proud of their reading. — Ask a teenager to recommend a favorite book. Read the book and start a discussion later about the characters’ values. — Give your children or children you know books and magazine subscriptions as birthday and holiday gifts. — Make it a family ritual to read together in the evenings, with all televi-

sions, cell phones and computers off. Other ways to build assets with children can be found on the Search Institute’s Web site, STEPS future plans include applying for the federal drug-free communities grant. This has prompted STEPS to formalize a governing structure and create a strategic plan to outline the future of this initiative. Based on the strategic prevention framework, 12 community sectors must be represented on the board of directors. These sectors are youth, parents, businesses, media, schools, youth-serving organizations, law enforcement, religious or fraternal organizations, civic or volunteer groups, healthcare professionals, local government and other organizations involved in reducing substance abuse. Each community sector will be represented on the board. The new

members for the 2009-10 term will be voted on at this months meeting, beginning their work September 1. The newly accepted STEPS bylaws allow 18 board members. Therefore there is an opportunity for 6 at-large members to be elected as well. STEPS currently has four standing committees: special events, public relations and marketing, youth and grants. The committees are looking for volunteers. If you are in-

terested in serving on one of our standing committees for this upcoming year, e-mail Kelly Berkmoes at For more information on the committees and how to get involved, visit and click on committees. For more information on the STEPS initiative, contact Kelly Berkmoes at or (860) 276-6281.

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Letters to the Editor Still no answer To the editor: On Thursday, July 23, I had the privilege of participating in the AARP Tele Town Hall where the whole of the United States was plugged into a telethon audience conducted and orchestrated by the largest lobbying group in the world. I was asked at 8:25 to read my question to a screener who proceeded to take three minutes to write my question down and stumble over the pronunciation of my name. The telethon ended at 8:30. Needless to say I never got on the national network. I would like to share my question with all readers: “If the president’s health care plan is so good, why are the senators, representatives, the president their families, their staff and all government workers not in-

cluded in this great new health plan? Why is it that what is good for the peasants is not good enough for the Washington elite? It seems we have a three-tier untouchable health plan. A great one for the Washington politicians their families and staff. A second one, a good one, for the government workers, and a third one, what is left, for the proletariat. So my question is Mr. Moderator; Are the president, the senators and the representatives, their families and staff, and the government workers also going to join in on the same health plan, and if not, why not?” They knew who I was from my phone number and my zip code. They knew what my question was because I had to submit it three days prior. You do the math. Leonard Marcheselle Plantsville

Grateful thanks To the editor: I would like to thank everyone who came out last week to our tag sale. We are trying to help our son and his family (my son, his girlfriend, their 2-year-old son and dog) get back to Connecticut to be with family before going out to their jobs in Arizona. We have not seen them since October 2008. They are stranded in a tent in California with no reliable vehicle to get back here. They bought a camper to go to Arizona and the axle broke, the radiator went. And after fixing it all, they found it had a cracked head. Then they bought the truck they have now. The person who sold it said it just needed tires, the transmission is going, and it shakes so bad they are afraid to get in it. They are living day to day. It

is cold and rainy. Casey (the girlfriend) works a few days a week, and my son takes odd jobs when he can find them. They have almost no money. They are on state assistance. Words cannot express how grateful we are to the people who just stopped by to inquire about the kids. Some did not buy anything, but just donated. Some bought but gave more than we were asking just to donate. Thank you again, everyone, your kindness will not soon be forgotten. Karen Satagaj Southington

Players thanked To the editor: I am the president of the Southington Gridiron Club, and I received this letter from an elderly homeowner in Southington in need of home cleanup/maintenance.

“To Joe Pesce and the rest of the SHS football team, I want to thank you boys for the wonderful job you did cleaning out my house. Everything was done in order. It was very nice of you to donate your time. I appreciate everything you did. You boys were very polite. My cellar was cleaned up very good. God bless you all.” She was chosen by the Americares/Homefront nonprofit agency to have her home cleaned up and have some repairs done. Every year for the past several years members of the Southington Blue Knight Football team participates with large numbers, usually 20 to 30 players, under the direction of Kathy Reinhard. Bill Pesce Southington



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Golf tournment - The 3rd annual Willie Bob Texas Charity Golf Tournament to benefit cancer research is scheduled at Hawk's Landing Country Club in Southington. The event is held in memory of Willie Bob Wade, a Southington resident who died of cancer three years ago. The tournament includes a four-person scramble, par 3 poker, and a dinner and awards reception following golf. The cost is $135 per golfer and $500 for a foursome. First place team wins a four-day/three night vacation package including destinations such as Vegas, Orlando and Hawaii; winners of closestto-the-pin and long drive contests receive two tickets to a major sporting event; among other prizes. Jitters Coffeehouse Jitters Coffeehouse, 1273 Queen St., Southington, has scheduled "Live" Original Music by Ian Fitzgerald folk rock music. Doors open at 8 p.m. For more information call (860) 7471100.



Parks and recreation Kids summer entertainment series has scheduled MC (Marlene Clark) and Zach Ivins at the Southington Recreation Park (gazebo in the pine grove) from 6 to 8 p.m. Shows will take


Jerome Home - "Lunch & Learn" at Arbor Rose at Jerome Home. Beginning at noon, Arbor Rose at Jerome Home will be hosting "Lunch and Learn: Carbohydrate Confusion;" a complimentary luncheon and presentation about how carbohydrates affect blood sugar when you have diabetes and how to best incorporate them into your diet to optimize blood sugar control. Speaker Carole Demarest RD, CDE, CD-N of The Hospital of Central Connecticut will also review basic food label reading. Feel free to bring in a label from your favorite food. Signups begin Aug. 1. Please R.S.V.P. to Lisa Leitao at (860) 224-5278. Southington Library Jan Pestey, a retired educator and a member of the Connecticut Society of Genealogist's Board of Governors presents 'Climbing the Irish Family Tree' on Aug. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Southington Library program room. She will present her program on researching your Irish heritage as the conclusion to Southington Library's World of Words Celebrating Everything Irish. Taste of Southington The Southington Library & Barnes Museum Board of Directors presents the 8th annual Taste of Southington at the Barnes Museum on Wed. Aug. 12, with rain date Aug. 13, from 4 to 7 p.m. on the grounds of the Barnes Museum Music on the Green Lady Luck will play at 7 p.m. on the Green. Wellness Clinic - Wellness Clinic will offer a free lecture series workshop at 6:30 p.m. The topic will be Fibromyalgia. The lecture will be located at the Raya Clinic, 200 Queen St., Southington. Please call





Jitters Coffeehouse Jitters Coffeehouse, 1273 Queen St., Southington, has scheduled "Live" Original Music by Hank Stone acoustic folk rock music. Doors open at 8 p.m. For more information call (860) 747-1100. Southington Grange Fair - The Southington Grange Fair takes place at the Corner of Knowles Avenue and Summit Street, Southington from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pancake breakfast will be from 9 to 11 a.m. There will be a pet food drive to benefit Our Companions, a bake sale, book sale, flea market, and exhibits. Chicken BBQ will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Raffle and auction are at 6 p.m. Any questions or concerns, call (860) 621-4688 or Lisa Lamoureux at (203) 2381510.



Parks and recreation Kids summer entertainment series will be hosting Jason Alteieri and Jim Sisti & Co. at the Southington Recreation Park (gazebo in the pine grove) from 6 to 8 p.m. Shows will take place at the South End School gymnasium in case of inclement weather. Sponsored by the Southington Parks and Recreation department.


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Music on the Green Smokehouse will play country music at 7 p.m. on the Green.



Jitters Coffeehouse Jitters Coffeehouse, 1273 Queen St., Southington, has scheduled "Live" Original Music by Denise Jordan Finley & Daniel Pagdon folk music with shotgun comedy show. Doors open at 8 p.m. For more information call (860) 7471100.



Jitters Coffeehouse Jitters Coffeehouse, 1273 Queen St., Southington, has scheduled "Live" Original Music by Jeff Anderson folk rock music. Doors open at 8 p.m. For more information call (860) 7471100. First Congregational Church - A giant tag sale will be held at the First Congregational Church of Southington, located on the Green at 37 Main St. on from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Memorial Hall. The public is welcome to attend.



Celebrity lunch - ESPN sports announcer Chris Berman will be the featured speaker at the Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce’s Celebrity Lunch on Tuesday, Aug. 25 starting at noon at the Aqua Turf Club. Berman’s appearance is sponsored by ESPN celebrating its 30th anniversary. Rich Coppola, sports director at Fox 61 television, will be the master of ceremonies. Reservations are being accepted at the chamber at $35 per person for mem-

bers and $45 for guests. Arrival time is 11:30 a.m. with lunch served at noon. To make a reservation or for more information, call the chamber at (860) 628-8036. Parks and recreation Kids summer entertainment series will be hosting Up in Grandpa's Attic and Ethan Frankel at the Southington Recreation Park (gazebo in the pine grove) from 6 to 8 p.m. Shows will take place at the South End School gymnasium in case of inclement weather. Sponsored by the Southington Parks and Recreation department.



Lady Knights soccer The Lady Knights Soccer Booster Club will be hosting a fundraiser at Rita's on Queen Street from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Bring friends and family and support Lady Knights soccer. Music on the Green The ATM Band will play at 7 p.m. on the Green.



Jitters Coffeehouse Jitters Coffeehouse, 1273 Queen St., Southington, has scheduled "Live" Original Music by Chorderoy folk rock music. Doors open at 8 p.m. For more information call (860) 7471100.



Jitters Coffeehouse Jitters Coffeehouse, 1273 Queen St., Southington, has scheduled "Live" Original Music by Sweet Bitters pop folk music. Doors open at 8 p.m. For more information call (860) 747-1100.


Friday, August 7, 2009 — The Southington Citizen

Inquiring Photographer If you could own a second home anywhere in the world, where would it be? Compiled by Harry Kyle

I would love to own a home in Ogunquit, Maine. That area is very relaxing to me. It’s not too loud, and a nice place to go to and unwind. The beach is very nice, too. Felicia Liebler Southington

Book drop-off container full The book drop-off container located on High Street, near the back parking lot of the Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA is full. People are asked not to leave materials there until the depositary has been emptied, which should occur in the two weeks. The depository is the focal point of the Got Books fundraiser being held by the Kiltonic American Legion Post 72 Auxiliary. Anyone wishing more information on the program can call the legion at (860) 6214243.

Sloper Continued from page 2 It would definitely be in Barcelona, Spain. I like hot weather, and I hear it gets very hot there. It’s an exciting town, with lots to do and see. Plus, you get to take a siesta every day. Sabrina Dyson Southington

I would like to own a second home in Breckenridge, Colo. It’s nestled in the mountains, and is a very beautiful place in the wintertime. I love to go skiing in the winter and whitewater rafting in the summer, and what better place than Breckenridge to do both. Peter Schulze Southington It would definitely be in Maine, and probably along the sea coast. Maybe in the York Beach area. My sister lives in Augusta, and when we go to visit her, we go up the coastline as far as we can. Sometimes, we just go to the coastline, and not visit her at all. Carla Andreas Southington I would definitely have a place in Chatham on Cape Cod. There are nice beaches nearby, and the pace of life is a lot slower. Everyone is relaxed there, even if they’re on vacation. And all the little shops would work for me. Jessica Franzo Southington

they attended camp for four weeks that summer. The tradition of volunteerism at YMCA Camp Sloper continued throughout the decade. Weekend work groups were formed to maintain and improve the facility. Throughout the ’90s, the Woodland Management Subcommittee, led by Ralph Mann and Harry Kastner, completed the majority of the trail work, bridge construction and brush clearing. Other facility improvements completed by volunteers included a playscape by the waterfront, the 80-foot Super Slide donated by Irene and Leo Charette, and the YMCA Skate Park. Volunteers also renovated the barn and preschool area for the Wanderers and began developments on the West Coast of Sloper Pond. Other traditions that also stood strong in the ’90s included camp activities like swimming, archery, boating, arts and crafts, nature exploration and family nights,

which remained very popular. Sloper continued to host international counselors from all over the world, and special needs campers from Berlin and New Britain continued to be part of our Camp Kiwanis program. Mark Pooler, camp director from 1996 to present, and the rest of the camp staff kept the tradition of LOGS, (Lots of Great Stuff), going strong in the later half of the decade with tales of Sloper folklore, like the mysterious sightings of Mamma Cass, the legendary friendly turtle that lives in the pond. Many traditional camp songs were enjoyed such as “I Like Bananas, Coconuts and Grapes,” “From East to West,” and “Boom Chicca Boom,” as well as the alltime favorite camp skits, the “Bumble Bee,” the “Doctor’s Office” and the “Great Swami.” With more than 500 campers a day, the old LOGS area was beginning to get overcrowded and plans developed for the new amphitheater. In 1999, YMCA Camp Sloper celebrated its 50th anniversary. Several events were planned including the

50th Anniversary Picnic in the summer, a gala at the Aqua Turf Club that would serve as a fundraiser for the new 700-seat amphitheater, constructed by the Sloper volunteers. Many of the former staff and campers came back to visit Sloper over the summer to rekindle their childhood memories and see some old friends. At the close of the decade, Tony Palmieri, chairman of the Outdoor Center Committee, led the push to bring Sloper into the next millennium. He and other staff and volunteers worked with the architectural firm Milone and MacBroom to complete a master plan for the future of the YMCA Camp Sloper Outdoor Center. This plan focused on enhancing the present day camp program, expanding teambuilding and nature programs, exploring potential childcare opportunities for the community, and continuing to develop community and membership enhancements. Mark Pooler is the camp director of the YMCA Camp Sloper Outdoor Center.

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Above: A young Mark Pooler holds a cake for the birthday boy. Left: Campers lounge around together.


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INSIDE: Softball teams flourish, pages 31, 34, and 35



Southington Country Club: New face, same name By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen Rain, thunder, lightning, tornadoes, golf ball-sized hail – we’ve had it all during this wacky summer weather. Then throw in the still downtrodden economy and we have a recipe for disaster for one of summer’s greatest joys, the golf course. Southington Country Club, well, they missed the memo. “Play has been about the same as it’s been in years past despite the weather and the economy, so we’re excited about that,” Paul Brown, head golf pro at SCC, said.

So what is attracting people to the course even with outside factors playing a huge role? “We’re very customer friendly, golfer-friendly; conditions are outstanding,” Brown said. “For a non-country club, we really have country club conditions.” However, it wasn’t always ‘roses’ at SCC. Prior to new ownership that took over about five years ago, around the same time Brown joined, the Country Club of Southington, as it was formerly called, was a much less pleasant place. “They (golfers) remember it from the previous owner-

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According to Paul Brown... Hardest Holes... Citizen photos by Michael Guerrera

Above: Players play from the fairway on the front nine on a beautiful day at Southington Country Club. Below: The fountain (bottom left) adorns the back nine, one of the many attractive features of the course.

6th - par 5 (front nine): “Very long par five, uphill, three-shot hole. Probably the hardest green on the course and it’s just a long hole. It has a brook that navigates across the fairway, so if you hit a poor drive, you’re facing it on your second shot. The third shot is usually uphill from a sloping lie and the green is unbelievably tough. You have to have two good shots to make the third shot.” 15th - par 3 (back nine) “It’s probably one of the toughest par threes in the state if you play it from all the way back. It’s 245 yards and it’s really another difficult green; it’s downhill which leads to a blind shot. I think I’ve parred that hole one out of ten times, it’s a very though hole, it’s almost a par four.”

Easiest Holes... 2nd - par 4 (front nine): “It’s about 320 yards, you can almost drive it. Out of bounds on the left is the only thing you have to avoid on that hole. You can keep it right, there’s some room on the right; it’s very ‘birdieable,’ it’s a nice hole.” 12th - par 3 (back nine): “About 118 yards long, but I think people make more bogies on that hole than they’d think – it seems easy.”

Favorite hole... 4th - par 5 (front nine): “I think four would be a hole people have a lot of fun on because you can make a nice birdie or even an eagle there. They do hate the green though.”

Toughest Obstacle: Hilly greens


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crowned, which means it’s like trying to land the ball on top of a bald-headed guy. They have a lot of undulation to them.” Continued from page 29 In fact, a golf partner of Brown’s compares them to one of America’s greatest. ship – conditions weren’t very good, attitude “I’ve played with a guy who calls this miniof ownership wasn’t very positive, in a sense Augusta because the greens are very tough and not very customer friendly,” Brown said. and treacherous.” But that change has been seamless with Still, with the course stretching not even the addition of Brown, who has been a pro- 6,000 yards from the furthest tees and a par of fessional for 38 years, certified by the PGA, 71, the common observer may be unimand came to SCC after spending time at pressed. Hawk’s Landing in town, Hunter Golf Brown states that the intimidation is Course in Meriden, Goodwin Golf Course in much more subtle and that the course disHartford, and Lyman Orchards in Middle- tance “might not be indicative of the chalfield. lenge itself.” It’s been more Brown is not shy than just Brown to credit the attracand new ownertiveness of the ship that makes course to both KilSCC an enjoyable burn, for his expertexperience. ise, and ownership, Thanks to for their willingness Course Superinto invest. tendent Jim Kil“You can’t paint a burn and his Lobster/Steak/Golf Fest. sign if you’re not an staff, the weather artist,” Brown said, has not affected talking about Kil9 Holes Golf w/cart the conditions as burn’s ability to care much as they Lobster or Steak Dinner for the course in a could have, letspecial manner. (catered by the Aqua Turf Club) ting golfers enjoy As far as the new $75 for two people the intricate deowners, “It takes a sign the course willingness to say, Tee times start at 4 p.m. offers. ‘everything’s not Dinner starts at 6 p.m. “Conditions of about how well we $25 for non-golfers this golf course can maximize our Dates: Aug. 8, 14, 22, 29 & Sept. 5 are very good,” profit, but let’s give Brown said. “It’s something back to a fun course to the facilities,’” play. Brown said. “The average Some of the inindividual does not have to come out and play vestments that have been made is money for a monster [because] holes aren’t exceptional- chemicals, a rejuvenated clubhouse, new ly long, but most people aren’t long hitters so equipment, a pavilion, cart paths, tee signs, it’s a course people can have fun at.” and other aspects to make the facilities more The greens are another unique aspect in attractive. play. So in the midst of the summer, all is well at “Our greens are very, very difficult,” Southington Country Club and with the sun Brown remarked. finally showing its face more than the rain, “They’re old style greens, they’re things are bound to only get better.

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SHS girl’s volleyball awarded prestigiou s honor

Back row, from left, Coaches Rich Renehan and Dave Schneider.

Middle row, from left, Megan Burke, Rebecca Renehan, Lexi DeGumbia, Makenna Arnson, Molly Wright, Elizabeth Rand, and Ally Borkowski.

Front row, from left, Michaela Nanfito, Sarah Schneider, Madison Dadonna, Tia Sola, and Cathy Myers. Not pictured: Assistant Coach Bonnie Burke.

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Sports Announcements Free YMCA Fitness Program

Titans softball tryouts

8 Weeks to a Better You is a free fitness program offered by the Southington Community YMCA through collaboration with the Southington Health Department. Participants must be Southington residents 18-years and older. This program is open to nonYMCA members. Female participants have the option of using the Southington YMCA’s Women’s Health and Wellness Center during this program. Participants will be guided through a fitness consultation and equipment orientation by certified staff and progress will be charted. The program runs from Aug. 31 to Oct. 23, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Babysitting service is available for a fee. Registration begins Aug. 15, and must be made in person at the Southington Community YMCA membership services desk. Enrollment in this program is limited to one session per participant. Space is limited. For more information, please call (860) 628-5597.

The CT Titans premier girls’ fast-pitch softball organization based in Central Connecticut had a very successful summer season and is continuing to grow. They are now offering tryouts for the 2009-10 season for the following teams: 10-under, 12-under, two 14-under, two 16-under, two 18-under and 23-under. The dates, times and places are as follows: Saturday, August 15, Sunday, August 16 and Saturday, August 22 for 10 and under from 9 to 10:30 a.m.; 12-under and 14-under players from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and 16-under and 18-under players from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Main St. School (79 Main Street, Terryville off route 6). They will also hold a tryout on Tuesday, August 25, 6 to 8 p.m. at Bristol Eastern High School, 632 King St., Bristol (route 229). If the weather is bad on any of these dates, tryouts will be held in an indoor training facility located at 13 Agney Ave., Terryville (off route 6, behind the volunteer ambulance building). A player who cannot make any of those dates can email: to set up a tryout date. This is a great opportunity to join an organization that stresses development for players. The group is also registered as a non-profit 501c3 organization. If you would like to pre-register or


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"The more I play the course, the more I enjoy it and I really enjoy the facility a lot. People say that it doesn’t look on the card like it’s something, but the characteristics, the little subtleties of it, make it a real joy to be here." -Paul Brown talks about Southington Country Club.

Thoughts on NFL justice By Sarah Gomes The Southington Citizen This summer has brought its share of whirlwind weather to our state and whirlwind events to the NFL, with the most recent being that of the indictment of former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress by a grand jury. The charges stem from an incident last November in which he accidentally shot himself in the leg at a New York nightclub. The one-time Super Bowl touchdown-

From the sports girl catching hero faces a minimum sentence of 3 and a half years jail time, according to New York law. Sports-savvy legal analyst Lester Munson says it is likely he will be convicted at the trial and he quite possibly would face more than the two years now offered by the prosecutors. Making the realization that Burress would face at least two years in jail for shooting himself in the leg. Fellow position player

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Connecticut Eliminators Softball Eliminator 2010 Softball Tryouts

Tryouts for the 2010 Connecticut Eliminators girls’ fast pitch travel softball season will be held on Monday, Aug. 10, for 10under and 12-under (birth years 1997 and later), Tuesday, Aug. 11, for 16-under and 18-under (birth years 1994-1991), and Wednesday, Aug. 12, for 14-under (birth years 1995 and 1996). Tryouts will be held at their indoor/outdoor training facility at 5 Pasco Hill Rd. in Cromwell on the grounds of Carey Manufacturing. Registration is at 5:30 p.m. with tryouts to follow from 6 to 9 p.m. Makeup dates (by appointment only) are Thursday, Aug. 13, Saturday Aug. 15, and Sunday, Aug. 16. This past season, the Eliminators sponsored nine teams from the 10-under to 18-under age levels, which included over 100 girls from all parts of Connecticut. In the 2008 season, the teams had won 39 first-place trophies, and 11 second-place trophies. Teams qualified for P.O.N.Y., A.S.A. and N.S.A. Nationals. At the 2008 P.O.N.Y. Nationals in Ohio and North Carolina, teams earned one first-place finish, one fifth-place finish, and three ninth-place finishes. At the recently competed 2009 P.O.N.Y. Nationals in Ohio and North Carolina, teams earned two first-place finishes, one third-place finish, one fifth-place finish, and one ninth-place finish. Additional information and directions can be obtained on at, by email at:, or by calling (860) 563-6554.

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Southington Lightning Blue Softball Lightning Tryouts

The Southington Lightning premier girls’ fast-pitch softball organization had a very successful 2009 season and would like to welcome you to their tryouts for the 2010 14-under teams. The tryouts will be held at Panthorn Park in Southington on Wednesday, Aug. 19 and Wednesday, Aug. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. The Lightning is a fast pitch girls travel softball organization dedicated to educating players about sportsmanship, teamwork, discipline and integrity through competitive travel softball. Affiliated with the Southington Girls Softball League, the Lightning competes in both the Central Valley Fast-pitch League (CVFL) and A.S.A. and P.O.N.Y. tournaments throughout Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island. The Lightning’s home field is located at Panthorn Park in Southington. If you would like to find-out more information about the Lightning please go to their website at or contact Michael D’Andrea, at (860) 628-5798.

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Congratulations to the Southington Lightning Blue 12-under travel softball team. The team ended the Central Valley Fast Pitch League tournament in second place and achieved a CVFL record of 20-2. The team also played in eight tournaments in Connecticut and Rhode Island reaching the semi-finals in three of the tournaments and runner-up in one. Overall, the team finished the 2009 season with a record of 36-16. Back row, left to right, Sydney Ferrante, Lauren Vallee, Sarah Mongillo, Rachel Dube. Middle row, left to right, Hayley Arduini, Kayla Padroff, Jessica Bocek, Jordan D’Andrea, Caroline Burke. Front row, left to right, Gisella DelBuono, Kylie Sarantides, Alyson Baribault.

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Activity leads to better learning For many children in the Southington area, the arrival of the back-to-school season means they’ll soon be hitting the field as well as hitting the books. But, for those students currently not involved in a fall sport, Play It Again Sports of Southington is offering compelling reasons for why they should be. ners, which is free with no membership required. As a SeniorNet member you can enroll in courses year round at low course fees, have access to lab computers for practice and help during scheduled times, and receive news updates via email. Annual dues are $40. For more information, call Peter Freeman at (860) 479 9064 or e-mail or visit:

“Everyone knows that regular exercise and activity is good for a child’s physical development, but the mental benefits that can be reaped are equally important,” said Janet Zygmunt, of Play It Again Sports of Southington, which buys and sells quality used sports and fitness equipment. “As children adjust new academic challenges, involvement in an organized sport can stimulate their brains and boost self-esteem.” According to Team-Up for Youth, an organization dedicated to strengthening youth and communities through the power of sports, children who participate in sports have better academic outcomes in the classroom. For example, adolescents who engage in moderate physical activity five or more times a week are more likely to achieve an ‘A’ in math and science than their peers. Furthermore, sports participation has been associated with lower dropout rates

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Zygmunt does acknowledge that the process of trying out different sports can turn into an expensive endeavor for parents, since they are often required to purchase different gear for each sport. But, Zygmunt notes that at Play It Again Sports of Southington, used gear that is in good condition can be traded in for new merchandise and equipment. “As children switch between sports and outgrow their gear, parents may find themselves with an attic or a garage filled with perfectly good but unused equipment,” said Zygmunt. “At Play It Again Sports of Southington those items can act as cash when they are traded in for new or gentlyused merchandise. That way, helping your child find his or her sports niche doesn’t have to break your bank.” For more information about Play It Again Sports of Southington, contact Janet Zygmunt at (860) 621-0045.


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Property Transfers Peter McDevitt and Michele Vancour to Brian S. Macharelli and Jessica N. Field, 46 Woodland Drive, $275,000. Stephen J. and J. Michelle Wolff to Alessandro Palazzetti, 132 Royal Oak Drive, $345,000. Estate of Wilfred J. Roy to Benjamin J. Unger, Carrie A. Unger and Carl R. Armetta, 21 Homesdale Ave., $149,200. Robert T. and Melissa M. Ziemiecki to Steven R. and Rebecca L. Bearden, 50 Jeannette Court, $240,000. Brian Martino to Mehdi Alvani and Christine Pagu, 11 Acre Way, $425,000. William Yeager IV to Craig O’Brien, 45 Elliot Drive, $210,000. Paul A. and Judith G. Bartlewski to Peter R. McDevitt and Michele L. Vancour, 95 Rustic Oak Drive, $380,000.

Edward B. Gallagher to James Dacunto and Heather Tahmoush, 119-3 Buckland St., $264,000. John F. and Nancy A. Goulet to Concetta F. Welton, 9 North Road, $75,000. Lore Borowy to Benjamin J. and Susan N. Hetrick, 17 Carter Heights, $152,000. Valentino A. Coccagna to Debra Shapiro, 17 Hickory Hill, $112,000. Kim M. Maloney to Mary Carter, 94 Howard Ave., $203,000. Randall N. Judd and Margery J. Chase to Stanislaw and Susan Olender, 16 Village Road, $127,000. Kelly Carrier and Colleen Perry to Robert and Cindy Desjardins, 3 Sycamore Road, $19,000. Lawrence W. and Linda L. Prus to Christopher M. and 1124201


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Christina G. Anderson, 96 S. Borough Road, 380,000. Jesse Miron to Jessica K. Furry, 5 Parkview Drive, $217,000. Beth A. Nyerick to Michael O. and Jennifer M. Taylor, 175 Maplewood Road, $295,000. Marlene M. Kulesa to Robert J. Martino, 332 Mulberry St., $232,000. Bruce J. and Donna R. Zipoli to Marlene M. Kulesa, 31 South Road, $109,000. Frank L. and Audra A. Testa to Iqbal Pathan, unit 2, 79 Interstate Park Drive, $245,000. Applegate Estates to Hilda D. Katz, unit 10, 90 Applegate, $360,000. Richard G. and Anita G. Styring to Hans G. Durko, 49 North Road, $34,000. Hilda D. Katz to Lisa Acampora, unit 34, 175 Berlin Ave., $215,000. Estate of Esther E. Kowalec to James E. Munterich, 296 Marion Ave., $233,000. AA Denorfia Building and Development to Valentine J. Therriault, 112 Bishop Ave., $249,900.

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SOUTHINGTON $232,000 Duplex completely done over with tile, new windows, electrical panels, new deck & shed. Large lot with yard. 2 car garage. Gary or Erin Mancino MLS# G522319.

SOUTHINGTON $115,000 Updated unit boasts new flooring, new appliances, updated kitchen & washer/dryer included. Convenient to shopping & highways. Dan Ross MLS# G525287.

SOUTHINGTON COMMERCIAL Several different office spaces available, 2 workshops & storage. Outside storage $100. Office, workshop & storage negotiable. Marc Krystanowicz MLS# G517243.

SOUTHINGTON COMMERCIAL Lease $5.75 per sq. ft. up to 8500 sq. ft. with loading dock. Can be subdivided. 16 ft. ceilings with 3 phase 400 amps. Gary Mancino MLS# G512697.

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Open Sun., Aug. 9th, 1-3 PM Southington $435,000 Beautiful 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath Colonial on desirable cul-de-sac. Inside has an open floor plan that’s perfect for entertaining. Property offers a picturesque yard w/pond - Nature lover’s paradise! DIR: Meriden Ave. to East St. to 42 Hamilton Ave.

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Reduced! $619,900 7 Ipswitch Rd., Bristol Lakefront Property! Come see this gorgeous lakefront property - a place to call home! This 2860 SF, 4 BR, 3 bath home includes a bright open kitchen, superior cabinetry, 2 FPs, HW flrs. & a spacious LR and DR. The Master BR has a walk-in closet and private bath. The LL consists of a fully applianced kitchen, in-law apt., LR, office & bath. Impeccable landscaping with sprinkler system, dock and lake rights! Call today! 1124202

26 South Borough Rd. SOUTHINGTON $374,900 Custom Contemporary on 1 acre. Open & sunny! Vaulted ceilings & skylights. Jacuzzi master bath. New roof & furnace. Paula Burton MLS# G523467.

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Susan Coco, 755 Woodruff St., door, $1,500. Lawrence Berluti, 180 Little Fawn Road, windows, $30,000. John Paturel, 53 Mariondale Drive, windows, $16,000. Arthur Ward, 9E Queen St., windows, $8,000. Tom Philpot, 199 Olson Drive, windows, $5,500. Jon Guida, 65 Amato Circle, shed, $1,600. Paula Janazzo, 65 Saddlebrook Path, carport, $12,000. Lovley Development, 17 Alyssa Court, house, $74,000. Joe Calvanese, 493 South End Road, windows, $3,880. Joseph Racine, 20 S. Vernondale Drive, roofing, $6,840. Joe Krajewski, 227 Sun Valley Drive, roof, $8,800. William Wallberg, 600 Johnson Ave., doors, $3,000. Calco Construction and Development, unit 3, 90 Applegate, porch and deck, $3,000. James Hydock, 84 Tanglewood Drive, shed, $2,500. Shirley Buoan, 27 Wilton Drive, siding, $6,000. Holly Anthony, 248 Old Turnpike Road, deck, $3,000. Eleyna Perillo, 61 Center St., windows, $2,000. David Ruben, 228 Queen St., remodeling, $10,000. Edward Sarra, 950 Pleasant St., shed, $700. Robert Tonon, 106 Ashwell Road, shed, $4,000. Saudina Mehovic, 47 West St., deck, $8,000. Karen Gomberg, 65 Royal Oak Drive, window, $1,472. Maria DellaPorta, 745 Berlin St., house, $112,000.


246 Beechwood Dr. SOUTHINGTON $314,900 REDUCED! Delahunty built home w/3 BR, 1 1/2 baths & 2 car garage. HW flrs. on main level. Formal living rm. w/FP & LL family rm. w/FP. Inground pool. Lynn Patrick MLS# G532814.

Faith Living Church, 20 Grove St., stairs, $4,000. Steve Bertacchini, 38 Quaker Lane, roofing, $4,000. Al Urso, 73 River St., windows, $2,500. Paul Becotte, 16 Tallwood Drive, door, $2,000. Richard DeBishop, 123 Sun Valley Drive, windows, $6,000. AA Denorfia Building and Development, 101 Bishop Ave., house, $65,000. Peter Abt, 15 W. Ridge Road, windows, $8,000. Dan Banici, 111 Old Farms Road, windows, $10,000. Lori Martino, 400 Prospect St., window, $950. Brian Beaulieu, 169 River St., windows, $2,500. Jessie Gaynor, 942 S. Main St., doors, $2,330. Mike Waggoner, 48 Craig Ave., siding, $9,000. Natalie Krotzer, 846 Glacier Way, windows and door, $4,000. Cardio Express, 342 Queen St., mirrors, $1,500. DennisO’Keefe, 925 Meriden Ave., roofing, $4,000.

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SOUTHINGTON $252,000 Wonderful starter home or something you would be happy to downsize to. Eat-in kitchen, wrap around deck & newer furnace & hot water heater. Leslie Lower MLS# G536354.

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SOUTHINGTON $329,900 Fabulous 6 year young Colonial on 1/2 acre lot. 3 BR, 2 1/2 baths & 2 car garage. Walkout basement can be finished. Fenced yard. Paula Burton MLS# G536176.

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Sant Ocean Hall

What’s Up Under the Sea? Will you be visiting Washington, D.C., this summer? Many families head to our nation’s capital for summer vacations. Washington might not seem like a likely place to learn more about Earth’s oceans. But a new exhibit there takes us into the deep waters of the sea to find out what scientists are learning about this mysterious part of our world. This week, The Mini Page explores the Sant Ocean Hall at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. This new exhibit is a project created by the museum and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

One ocean Developers of the Sant Ocean Hall started out with one main idea: “The ocean is a global system essential to all life, including yours.� If you look at a globe, you can see what they mean. Our planet really has just one large ocean, with different basins, or depressions in the surface of the Earth where water gathers. The massive ocean makes our planet habitable — a place where we can live.

A full-scale model of a North Atlantic right whale hangs in Sant Ocean Hall at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. At 45 feet, it is an exact replica of Phoenix, a real actual whale that exists in the wild today.

photo by Chip Clark, Smithsonian Institution

Ocean planet

A sea with no water?

You may not live near the ocean. But even if the ocean is thousands of miles away, you still need it to live. s!LLTHEWATERYOUDRINKORUSEFOR bathing or cooking was once a part of the ocean and will be a part of the ocean again. s4AKETWODEEPBREATHS9OUCAN thank the ocean for one of them. The ocean produces at least half of the oxygen we need to breathe. s 4HEOCEANNEVERSTOPSMOVING4HE circulation, or movement, of water around the planet affects our climate and changes our weather patterns.

Visitors might be surprised to find that there is only one tank of water in Sant Ocean Hall. (It holds living coral reefs and many other species.) The hall is in an old building, so it was not possible to build many large tanks for water. Instead, the designers used computers, film and other moving images to make visitors feel like they’re underwater. The Sant Ocean Hall features 674 specimens and models that help visitors learn more about how the ocean helps us and how we are affecting the ocean.

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Scientists have decided on five critical, or important, issues affecting our oceans.

Habitat transformation Most people in the world live within 50 miles of a coastline. Humans have homes, hotels, factories, agriculture and places to have fun near these coastlines. But all that building transforms, or changes, the ocean. For example, the Sant Ocean Hall displays show how we’ve pumped sand in to make bigger beach areas and changed the shape of the coastline.

Not enough fish People in the United States and all around the world love to eat fish. But we are taking fish out of the sea faster than they can reproduce. This means some species are disappearing. In the exhibit, visitors can use an interactive display to figure out ways to better manage commercial, or business, fishing.

To conserve fish numbers, visitors might choose to limit the number of fishing boats that can work in one area, or restrict the methods fishermen can use for harvesting.

photo by Karen Ducey, NMFS, courtesy NOAA

Water Around the World

Invasive species Animals and plants that once lived in one area of the ocean are now being moved to other areas. For example, a ship might take on water for ballast* in a port in Europe and sail to the United States. When it gets to the East Coast, it unloads its ballast into the ocean — along with plants and animals that rode across the ocean in the ballast tanks. This introduces new species to a balanced ecosystem. These “alien” newcomers may take over.

Pollution Each of us affects the ocean every day. For instance, your family might put fertilizer or bug killer on the lawn. When it rains, those chemicals wash down the drain and run to a river. The river runs to the ocean, and the chemicals end up in the ocean. These chemicals might kill animals or change the oxygen level in the water.

Climate change At the Sant Ocean Hall, visitors can choose different ways to improve their own effects on the climate. They can also see how polar bears are affected as arctic ice melts, reducing the bears’ hunting grounds. The Mini Page thanks Michele Urie, Jill Johnson and Elizabeth Ban with Sant Ocean Hall, and NOAA for help with this issue.

*Ballast is something a ship takes on to make it heavier when it is not carrying cargo.

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More to Explore The Mini Page provides ideas for Web sites, books or other resources that will help you learn more about this week’s topics. On the Web: forfun/welcome.html and_families.html images courtesy NOAA and Smithsonian Institution

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JOBS ■ TAG SALES ■ CARS ■ HOMES ■ PETS ■ RENTALS ■ ITEMS FOR SALE ■ SERVICE DIRECTORY SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON A certified list of Democratic party-endorsed candidates for the Town of Southington for election to Town Council, Board of Finance, Board of Education, Planning and Zoning and Water Board is on file in my office at Town Hall, 75 Main St., Southington, and copies thereof are available for public distribution. The certified list as received includes fewer names of party-endorsed candidates than the party is entitled to nominate for the following offices: Number Number Office Names Certified Entitled to be Nominated Board of Finance 3 4 A Primary will be held September 15, 2009, if, for a particular office, the number of party-endorsed candidates plus the number of candidates filing petitions pursuant to Sections 9-382 to 9-450 of the Connecticut General Statutes exceeds the maximum number which the party is entitled to nominate for that office. Petitions must be filed not later than 4:00 p.m. of August 12, 2009. Petition forms, instructions and information concerning the procedure for filing of opposing candidacies, including schedules, may be obtained from: Edward M. Malczyk, Democratic Registrar of Voters, Town Hall, 75 Main Street, Southington. Leslie G. Cotton Municipal Clerk Town of Southington



SOUTHINGTONFurniture, Household items, toys, tools, DVDs & miscellaneous items. Sat. Aug 8, 8am-2pm. Rain or Shine. 10 Farmstead Rd. WLFD-Sat & Sun, 8-4. 10 Maryann Ln. Baby items, kids clothes & toys, electronics, household items & much more! Raffles will be held. All proceeds donated to American Cancer Society

SOUTHINGTON LEGAL NOTICE TOWN OF SOUTHINGTON A certified list of Republican party-endorsed candidates for the Town of Southington for election to Town Council, Board of Finance, Board of Education, Planning and Zoning and Water Board is on file in my office at Town Hall, 75 Main St., Southington, and copies thereof are available for public distribution. The certified list as received includes fewer names of party-endorsed candidates than the party is entitled to nominate for the following offices: Number Number Office Names Certified Entitled to be Nominated Board of Finance 3 4 Board of Water Commissioners 2 3 A Primary will be held September 15, 2009, if, for a particular office, the number of party-endorsed candidates plus the number of candidates filing petitions pursuant to Sections 9-382 to 9-450 of the Connecticut General Statutes exceeds the maximum number which the party is entitled to nominate for that office. Petitions must be filed not later than 4:00 p.m. of August 12, 2009. Petition forms, instructions and information concerning the procedure for filing of opposing candidacies, including schedules, may be obtained from: Robert L. Sherman, Republican Registrar of Voters, Town Hall, 75 Main Street, Southington. Leslie G. Cotton Municipal Clerk Town of Southington

LOST & FOUND FOUND Grey Cat with white front paws and white back socks. Droopy left ear. Very friendly. Found vicinity of Lake Beseck, Middlefield. Owner may call (860) 941-8016. FOUND Young male Tabby Cat with White chest and paws and belly. Very friendly. Found near Prospect Ave. South Meriden Call 203 980 7616 FOUND-Fri 7/31. Bird. Vicinity of Dutton St, Wlfd. Please call with description & breed 203265-3973 leave message FOUND-Set of car keys. Vicinity of Oak Terrace, Durham. Call to identify 860-349-3659 FOUND: License in post office parking lot. Call to identify Center Broach and Machine (203) 235-6329 LOST in Meriden or in Wallingford (203)537-5671. Man’s Wallet. Please Describe! Reward!!!



LOST at Lake Compounce on Sat. Aug.1st. White hobo type tote bag with black hearts and handles. Contains clothing, shoes, accessories and ID passes. REWARD for return of bag and items. 203-317-0126 LOST CAT Maine Coon. Black & brown, 4 white paws. Vicinity Schoolhouse Rd., Wallingford. Answers to Jasper. Missing for several weeks. If seen, please call (203) 265-1170 LOST Cockatiel Grey with yellow head and orange cheeks. Last seen in the Hubbard park area of Meriden. Please call 203-631-4383 LOST Cockatiel Pearl grey with light yellow head and markings. Shy. Last seen vicinity of Main St. and Rt 68 Durham. If seen, please call (860) 449-2116 LOST Grey male cat, 1 1/2 years old. White on face, chest and feet with long white whiskers, indoor cat. Missing since July 18th from the Atkins Street area in Meriden. Please call with any info 203-535-4458 LOST My precious 9 year young Kitty went missing on Sunday, June 28th in the vicinity of State Street Extension, Meriden. MacKenzie Lee is a large Orange and White Tabby with a bent tail. MacKenzie is very shy and may not respond to you immediately. Please contact Jennifer at 203.213.6810 if you have seen her. MacKenzie’s sister is heart broken and very lonely without her. Thank you LOST Siamese cat “Harley”, lost in Fowler Ave./West Main St area, Meriden. Daughter heart broken. Please call with any info 203-631-4878 or 203-6317979

Looking for a friend? Find litters of critters in Marketplace.

LOST- Green Amazon Parrot w/ yellow head on Wednesday, March 25 from 156 Sherman Avenue, Meriden. Responds to Kelby, speaks English & Spanish. Reward if returned. Call (203) 440-1551


BMW 325xi 2003 4D Silver w/blk leather 6-cyl. Auto. Pwd Moonroof. Sport pkg Ser. records. Ex cond. 115K $13,500 Mike @ 860-620-0549

BUICK LeSabre 1997 $2995 Can be seen at G.T. Tire 155 Colony Street, Meriden Mon-Fri 8am-4pm

BUICK LeSabre 1998

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$2995 Can be seen at G.T. Tire 155 Colony Street, Meriden Mon-Fri 8am-4pm

BUICK Riviera 1988 $995 Can be seen at G.T. Tire, 155 Colony Street, Meriden. Mon-Fri 8am-4pm.

Chevrolet Caprice 1989 Must be seen. $6,500. (860) 628-2007 CHEVROLET Impala 2000, V6, gold, 81,000 miles, 1 owner, runs great! $5200 or best offer. 203-235-2951 or 203-379-7728 CHEVY Cavalier 1998 4DR, AC. Good condition. Needs muffler. $1800. Call after 4pm 203-2356644 CHEVY El Camino 1986 Must be seen. Good condition. Well maintained. Asking $6,500 or best offer. Call after 4pm (860) 747-8689

CHEVY Lumina 1995 $1,750 Can be seen at G.T. Tire 155 Colony Street, Meriden. Mon-Fri 8am-4pm. DODGE NEON 2000 $2,988. Finance with $788 plus tax & reg down. Pay $50/week for 44 weeks. No credit check. Buy Here, Pay Here! 203-269-1106 Dealer.

FORD Escort 1994 $1,695 Can be seen at G.T. Tire 155 Colony Street, Meriden Mon-Fri 8am-4pm.

46 AUTOMOBILES DONATE YOUR CAR to SPECIAL KIDS FUND. Help Disabled Children With Camp and Education. Non-Runners OK. Quickest Free Towing. Free Cruise/Hotel Voucher. Tax Deductible. Call 1-866-4483254. FINANCE Buy Here Pay Here Financing! Down pymts as low as $588 plus tax & reg, low weekly pymts, no finance charge, or credit check cars under $3000. Call 203-5305905, Cheap Auto Rental LLC. FORD ESCORT 1997 $2,288. Finance with $588 plus tax & reg down. Pay $50/week for 34 weeks. No credit check. Buy Here, Pay Here! 203-269-1106 Dealer. FORD ESCORT 2000 $2,788. Finance with $588 plus tax & reg down. Pay $50/week for 44 weeks. No credit check. Buy Here, Pay Here! 203-269-1106 Dealer.

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HONDA Accord 1997 $2,395 Can be seen at G.T. Tire, 155 Colony Street, Meriden. Mon-Fri 8am-4pm.

FORD FOCUS 2007 4 Door SE AC/CD player Low Miles, GOOD on gas Excellent condition $11,000.00 Please call 203 317-2252

Ford Taurus 1995 $1,660 Can be seen at G.T. Tire 155 Colony Street, Meriden Mon-Fri 8am-4pm

FORD TAURUS 1998- 85,000 miles, new trans, new brakes & tires. Maroon, 4 dr. Great shape! $2500 or best offer. call (203) 213-3077

FORD MUSTANG 2006 convertible. 6-cyl. Auto. Firered w/tan interior. Power windows. AM/FM/CD player. ABS brakes. Compass. Well maintained. 18,000 Excellent condition. $16,500 Call (203) 2652738 FORD TAURUS 2000 $3,488. Finance with $1,288 plus tax & reg down. Pay $50/week for 44 weeks. No credit check. Buy Here, Pay Here! 203-269-1106 Dealer. ROBERTS CHRYSLER DODGE Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles. 120 So. Broad St, Meriden, CT 203-235-1111

HONDA Civic 2001 EX. Red, five speed manual, fully loadeda/c, cd, moonroof, power all, cruise, alarm. 175k highway miles, very well maintained. 32/37 mpg Must sell $4800. Call 203-626-5923.

MERCURY Cougar 1993 $1,860 Can be seen at G.T. Tire, 155 Colony Street, Meriden. Mon-Fri 8am-4pm.

HONDA CIVIC 2003 coupe. 5spd. manual. Silver w/gray interior. Power windows. AM/FM/CD player. Air cond. Well maintained. 150K 32/37 MPG! $4300 Call Nick (860) 209-6073 KIA SEPHIA 1998 $2,288. Finance with $588 plus tax & reg down. Pay $50/week for 34 weeks. No credit check. Buy Here, Pay Here! 203-269-1106 Dealer. MERCEDES BENZ S Class 430 2001 Midnight blue, camel leather interior. Excellent condition. Single owner. 167k. Always garaged. $9,000. Call 203-488-0307 or 203-631-0063

MERCURY Sable 2000 $3,450 Can be seen at G.T. Tire 155 Colony Street, Meriden. Mon-Fri 8am-4pm.

Olds Cutlass Supreme 1996 $1,395 Can be seen at G.T. Tire 155 Colony Street, Meriden. Mon-Fri 8am-4pm.

MERCEDES C320 2005 4matic AWD sedan. Pristine condition. 57,000 road miles, original owner, non-smoker, LOADED... Navigation, sun roof, front/rear side air bags, in car phone, multi CD, leather, new tires, just serviced. $18,500. 203-376-2245

MITSUBISHI Diamante 1997 V6, Auto, loaded, leather int., moonroof, CD, full power. White/tan. 135K. $2995. (203) 671-4225 or 860-754-8195

SATURN 2000 $2,295 Can be seen at G.T. Tire 155 Colony Street, Meriden. Mon-Fri 8am-4pm. SATURN 2002. 4 DOOR, AT, AIR, 77K. $3350. PLYMOUTH Sundance 1991 58k orig., like new. $1650. BUICK 2001 - Loaded, excellent, $2950. ( 203) 213-1142


NISSAN Sentra 2004 1.8S 4D Blue AM/FM/CD New tires. Ex cond. A/C Auto. Pwd wind/locks Dual airbags. 72K $7499. Mike @ 860-985-7671

NISSAN Versa SL 2007 silver/ grey inter 4dr auto 4cy 39miles p/g sunroof bluetooth 6cd keyless ent. Exc cond. Low mil. 20K $10,900. 203-440-1416 or 203-631-0484

Toyota Corolla 1991 $1,195 Can be seen at G.T. Tire 155 Colony Street, Meriden. Mon-Fri 8am-4pm.


DODGE Pick Up 1990 With Plow $3,100 Can be seen at G.T. Tire 155 Colony Street, Meriden Mon-Fri 8am-4pm FORD FREESTAR SE 2004- Beige, loaded, 1 owner, 6 cylinder, 3.0L. Mint condition. $6800. 203-2356694 leave message.

FORD Windstar 1997 $3,195 Can be seen at G.T. Tire 155 Colony Street, Meriden. Mon-Fri 8am-4pm.

YOUR CAR WITH THE MARKETPLACE When it comes to selling your car, nothing goes the distance like the Marketplace! Get the show on the road by calling us today. AUTOMOTIVE Ads

TRUCK Box white plastic across bed w/locks. $25. Call (203) 238-4412


CHEVY TAHOE 1999 4X4- well maintained, full power, leather, barn doors, good tires. $2500. Call (203) 284-3595

JEEP Grand Cherokee Ltm 2000 AWD, V8, power htd seats, sunroof, 127,500 miles. Exc cond! Asking 4,950. 203-235-2288


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HARLEY 2002 Dyna Wide Gld Drag Bars, Revtec Pipes, Hyper Charger Luxury Blue and Diamond Ice. Only 6,500 miles. $12,500 OBO. 203-631-6173 QUADS- 2- new 2007 150 cc quads for kids, under 8 hours of use. 1 2002 350 cc Warrior, fair to good cond. All 3 for $3000 or BO. Scott 203-623-2941

Stepping up to a bigger bike? Sell the smaller one with a Marketplace ad.


PETS & LIVESTOCK ADORABLE kittens. Free to a loving home. Call 203-910-8721 or 860-921-6683

TRAVEL CAMPER- Jayco 2004 Jayflight 27’ bunk house. Excellent. Like new condition. Sleeps 6. Queen bed. Must see! $10,000. Call (860) 349-0686

A ME RI C AN YE LL O W L AB Pedigree with papers, all shots, neutered, $800. (860) 829-2925 BLK LAB 13 yr old mix; 5 yr old AKC yellow lab; Go together. Free. 860-349-1795


16’ GLASSTRON Seats 6, 65 horse Evinrude, trailer, extra clean. Runs perfect. Tonneau covers. $3950. (203) 213-1142 SEA HUNT 20Ft Center Console 2004. 140HP, 4 Stroke Johnson with trailer, In Mint Condition. Great Fishing Boat! $20,000. Please Call 203-265-0466

BOXER PUPS for sale. Raised with children. 3 Brindle, all female. Ready to go. $600. Call (860) 919-5575 BULLDOGS, Schnoodles, Chihuahuas, Chiapoos, Labs, Pugs, Puggles, Boston Terrier. $150+ Call 860-930-4001 BUNNY FOR SALE!!! Mini Lop (8 weeks old). $25. Call (860) 342-3522

PETS & LIVESTOCK FREE KITTEN. Black & white, short hair, loveable. Call 860276-9515. FREE to good home - 2 adult female cats. Spayed. Looking for good home together or separate. Child in home severely allergic. Call 203-241-8768 & please leave a message. FREE- Chickens. 1 Egg laying hen & 1 rooster. These are pets and must go together. Call (860) 349-1020


COMPUTER Desk. $20. Good condition. (203) 269-6729 mornings. COUCH & chair blue 100.00. Kitchen table 4 chairs 125.00. Kenmore wall unit A/C 13,000 BTU 1 yr old $200.00. Call 978-235-8844 DESKS-Two matching student desks. Lift-up tops, drawers. Light color finish. Good cond. $10/ea. Call 203-715-7975

LOVEBIRD w/ cage & food. 5 years old. $60. 203-687-9786

DINING ROOM Set- BroyhillCountry Style. Table, 8 Chairs, Lit Hutch, Server and Custom Table Pads Exc. Condition- Asking $975. 203-265-1197


PUG PUPPIES - Purebred 1st shots. Parents on premises. Very lovable. Home raised. $850. 203-213-5189 RAGDOLL KITTENS- Blue eyed beauties, rabbit-like fur, TICA registered. SBT. Vet checked. 1st shots. Taking deposits. $550. Please call 860-329-9893

LAWN & GARDEN LAWN MOWER Side discharge. Runs excellent. $40 firm. Call (203) 237-1540 LAWNMOWER-3.5h.p. b&s, 20”, side discharge. $75. Call (203)630-1087

CONSTRUCTION EQUIP & TOOLS 48” WIDE lattice top PVC Vinyl gate. $90. (860) 747-4604 or 860-302-0917

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES 2 AIR CONDITIONERS- $50 each. 5000 BTU. (203) 237-9235 24 PCS fine China dinnerware trimmed in gold, from Germany. Rothschild Pompadour pattern. $100/BO. 203-687-3859 6 Piece Ivory w/Gold Trim Bedroom Set with Queen Sized Mattress and Boxspring - Used but in very good condition. Paid $1000 asking $500. Serious inquiries only. 11 Piece Patio Set - Ivory with Ivy pattern, neutral in color. Excellent Condition! Paid $500 asking $425. Serious inquiries only. Charbroil BBQ Grill with Side Burner - Used a few times but in great condition! Cooking Utensils (stainless steel), Scrubber, cover and propane tank included. Paid $600 asking $500. Serious inquiries only. Must pick up all items. Contact Cynthia at 203-537-1168. All calls will be returned. 6’ SOFA by Lexington, pastel floral, 41” Matching Mauve Accent Chair, 3 pc Shaker Table Set, 10x12 Oriental Rug. All in great condition. (860) 351-5278 BEDROOM SET - 4pc Queen size, great cond, + box spring, mattress, Armoire, dresser & night stand. Asking $700. 203265-7106 BOYS BR set, best offer. Cabinet for home entertainment center, best offer. Queen size headboard, free. Brocade drapes, 2 sets, best offer. (203) 639-1177 MAPLE Rocking chair. Good condition. $20. (203) 269-6265


COMPLETE Full size blonde mahogany bedroom set. $100. (203) 238-3836

HORSE BOARD Wallingford. Geldings only. Self care to full care. Individual turn out. Call (203) 294-9313

NUBIAN GOAT, 3 yrs old, needs medical attention, free to good home. 860-349-1795


ELEPHANT (base)Coffee Table w/oval glass top - great cond $50. 203-294-1872 ENT CENTER-solid oak, doors on top, (3) doors on bottom, glass & center door, 2 shelves, 2yrs old. Exc cond! Paid $900/new. Asking $500. 860-620-9574 ENTERTAINMENT center, solid oak with lights and drawers. $100. Call 860-621-7145 EXC. COND. 8yr almond Amana. Glass shelves. $75 obo. 203-634-1147 FILE cabinet, wood look. 20x27x32. 2 drawer, 4 file. $50. Great condition 203-634-8478 FREE- Gently used couch. Neutral brown tweed with throw pillows. Call for more info. 203238-2278.

Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators & Stoves CLEAN Will Deliver (203) 284-8986 MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 2 CRANKOUT casement vinal windows-22x38. Exc. condition. $90. Call 203-2383250

(20) BARBIE Dolls, $20 Toy box on wheels, canvas cover, $20. Call 860-828-6433

50 CLASSIC horror DVD’s. Most of the DVDs never opened. $80. Call 203-634-9336 ADVERTISE your product or service nationwide or by region in up to 12 million households in North America’s best suburbs! Place your classified ad in over 1000 suburban newspapers just like this one. Call Classified Avenue at 888-4862466 or go to: BACKPACK: US Ski Team High Sierra. Never used, packaged. (203) 237-2117 PM CARSEAT- Infant/toddler deluxe model Century Encore. Used once. $75. (860) 621-2959 w/box

FREE: Mauve colored leather couch/entertainment center. Call 203-284-8553

CONFERENCE TABLE Rnd 54” oak top, black metal base. $99. Call 203-271-0350

HUGE August Sale at

CRAFTSMEN 16”Scroll saw and table. Used once. $90. Call 203-630-0841



DISHES, Enoch Wedgewood (Tunstall) LTD, Blue Heritage pattern, hand graving under glaze, $70. Leaf net pool cover for 24” round above ground pool $60. (860) 621-2928 DRAFTING SET- New scales, 12” & 18”, table 21x26. $45. (203) 440-3919 FREE (2) boxes of misc books. Call 203-235-4734

KITCHEN TABLE- Glass top, 35” square, 4 chairs, brass & black. $95. Wood bookcase, 72”(H) 30”(W) 13”(D). Double doors on bottom. Perfect condition. $50. (203) 265-7763 MAGIC CHEF Dryer, Super Capacity. And GE Profile Electric Washing Machine. Easy Touch Push Button Wash. $450 for both or best offer. Porcelain Lamp $120. (203) 886-9811 NEVER USED Lazy Boy love seat, two pillows and arm covers. $50. (860) 628-0265 NEW QUEEN Mattress set in original plastic. $240.00 Call 860 584-5298

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS SEASON TICKETS Tickets available immediately. Call Dave (203) 284-0267 PICASSO large framed print Asking $25. Call 203-237-0912 RED walker for the eldery Like new $90/B.O. Call 203-886-6957 REFRIGERATOR, Hotpoint, 20.6 cubic feet. Also, Proform Exercise Bike, like new. For details please call 203-237-1148

2005 Mitchell collision estimating reference guides. Complete set. $50. 860-224-7209

CHINA Closet, 6’, walnut storage. Asking $100. Call 203-237-7174

Estate Liquidations. All Hutches (15) $99 All Entertainment Centers $99 Everything else 1/3 off. Bedroom, livingroom, diningroom, more.

LAMINATING Service. Let us help you preserve your most precious moments. From $2.50 to $4.50 per piece. Call 203238-1953 for info.

FREE Four(4)six-panel doors, painted white. Call 203-284-8553. FREE Patio Chair Cushions. Call for details. (203) 630-1866 FREE- Lawn mower and 3 TVs. Call (203) 235-8278 for info. GAS GRILL briquettes, push button start, front/side tables. $40. (860) 677-6809 GRINDER Stanley Heavy Duty Industrial on 3 foot stand. $50. (203) 269-2107 HIGH chair, Graco white baby high chair. $15 203-671-9297 JIM CALHOUN Basketball training video. VHS. Sealed copy. Ages 8-16. $10. (860) 747-0329

ROUND 54" metal patio table w/glass top and 4 chairs. Very good cond-Only $75. Standard size LP gas grill and tank $20 Middletown 860-704-0851 ROUND Redwood picnic table with 4 benches. $50. Call (860)877-5576 STROLLER. $10. Good condition. (860) 224-1122

WHITE wicker plant stand with galvanized tin liner. Beautiful condition. Can hold several plants. $50. 203-265-3427

YANKEES TICKETS 2 tickets to see the Yankees take on the Texas Rangers Wed. July 26, 7:05pm. Grandstand Section 420c, side by side seats behind home plate. $100. Private seller. 203-507-4259. Serious inquiries only!

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH 100 GOLF Balls Used Condition. All For$10. Call 203-265-592 20” NEXT Enforcer boys BMX VG cond. $50. 203-237-3121 26” ROADMASTER 18 spd boys mtn bike. VG condition. $75.00 Call 203-237-3121 GOLF Balls. $4 per dozen. Last call. All brands. 860-632-8666 GOLF clubs match set & cart and more. $85 firm. Call 860-747-5363 LIFETIME Quick Adjust Portable Basketball system. $75. Call 203-294-0766

PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION. 1 Session only, $100. Group discount available! Call for next class 203-415-1144

STORAGE Cabinet-Wood, 36”H, 20”D. 45”W. Wheels. Great for bsmt/garage. $40. 203-235-3794 TODDLER BED “DORA” With Mattress. $20.00 Call 860-621-5511 WASHER Kenmore 90 Series. Heavy Duty. Excellent conditon. $100. (203) 630-3144

JOGGING stroller, $20. Stroller, $15. Call 860-828-6433 OVER The wall pool ladder, sand filled, $25. Tiffany candle chandelier, asking $30. Call (203) 237-6497

TUB transfer chair/shower seat. Still w/tags. Never used. $65 KENMORE Hepa room air cleaner Hardly used. $30. 203-235-4734 WEIGHT-LIFTING BELT-SCHIEK (SMALL): $20.00 CALL 203535-4500


The Southington Citizen — Friday, August 7, 2009

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES PLAYBOY MAGAZINES back to 1979, under dealer prices. Vinyl records 50s, 60s,70s, 80s. 45s, 33s, 1000+ records. under dealer prices. Call 203-235-0034

WANTED TO BUY 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


SWORDS DAGGERS Flags, Helmets, Fighting Knives, Bayonets, Medals, etc.

203-238-3308 JEWELRY NAPIER & Costume jewelry. Eight pieces to choose from. 25 cents - $5. (203) 269-9195


DRUM 14” floor tom-tom, silver/blue. Only $100. Call 203634-0809 FREE upright piano (Kingsbury) You move it. Call 203-634-3567. HARMONY Clarinet Used 1 year. Exc. condition! $90.00 203-294-0766

Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome

CARTRIDGE Pool filter for use w powder complete $100; will sell motor for $75. (203) 639-9545 THERMO Spa Green Pearl Concord Elite 5-6 person Excellent Used from March New when bought (divorce) pickup $5,000 Cash Call 203-440-3814 Sarah

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

FREE Computer with games. Call 860-349-9553

ELECTRONICS TEXAS Instruments, 3 calculators, TI-83 plus, TI-34 II, TI-36x solar. $50. 860-828-6139


1-2 ITEMS Silverware, china, glass, furniture, 50’s items, whole estates.


2ND GENERATION BUYS clocks, silverware, paintings, glass, china, old dolls, jewelry, pottery, toys, Meriden items. 203-639-1002

$ ALWAYS BUYING! $ 1 item to entire estate! Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 South Orchard St. Wallingford. Mon-Sat. 9:30-4:30.

Cash Paid For All Types of COSTUME JEWELRY 203-530-8109

DEE’S ANTIQUES Buying Silverplate, Glass, Furn, music instruments, china, art, collectibles. 1 item to estate.


MERIDEN Crown Village 1 BR, 3rd flr. Heat & HW incl. $775/mo. Sec & refs. No pets. Call Andrea, Maier Property Management (203) 235-1000 MERIDEN Eastgate Commons 2 BR, completely remodeled. $750/month. 2 months security. (203) 605-8591 MERIDEN-1BR Crown Vlg. Heat & HW, storage, pool, assign prkg. Freshly painted. New carpeting. Lease & sec. $775 860-664-9608 WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 1 Bath, appliances, gas heat. $1200 per month. (203) 248-4730 WLFD- Judd Square- 1BR, No pets. $730. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904 WLFD- Judd Square- 2BR, access to courtyard. No pets. $950. Call Quality Realty, LLC 203-949-1904




CHESHIRE: Beautiful 1 & 2 BRs near town center. Modern, fully appl’d kit & bath, wood flrs, patio overlooking estate-like grounds. On-site mgmt. Laundry. Parking. No pets. Dakis Realty 203-2450101

All real estate advertised in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, revised March 12, 1989, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, handicap, or familial status or intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination; and is also subject to the State of Connecticut General Statutes Sections 46a64c which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, lawful source of income, familial status, or physical or mental disability, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate or for the sale or rental of residential property which is in violation of these laws.

203-284-3786 ANTIQUES WANTED - 1 Item or an Estate. Estate sale service provided. Seeking: Meridenmade items, lamps, paintings. Call Todd Shamock 203-237-3025


CHESHIRE Quiet country setting near Rte 10 (Minutes from I-691) 1 BR $850, 2 BR $950 both including h/hw. Sec & Ref. No pets. Call Debbie at 860-398-5425

COMPUTERS & OFFICE EQUIPMENT COMPUTER Printer. Canon Pixma photo printer; unopened box. $85. 203-288-8790 after 6pm


DURHAM 2BR, 2nd flr apt for rent. No pets. $900. Security + utilities. Call for details (860) 349-9114

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden - Studio/1BR apts From $650. Heat & HW incl. + sec. Avail. immed! 203-938-3789 MERIDEN - 5 room, 2 Bedroom, 3rd floor, newly remodeled, off street parking, no pets, $800 plus utilities, references. 203671-9644 MERIDEN - 815 Broad Street Studio $575. HT/HW included No pets. 860-246-0613 MERIDEN - CLEAN 1 ROOM EFFICIENCY $450. Utilities included. 2 mos security. Credit check req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN - Gale Avenue 2 BR 1.50 baths. 1st flr. $850. 2 BR, 3rd flr. $800/mo. utils incl. Clean, updated area. Both require 1 mo sec. No pets. 203- 634-1314 MERIDEN - Huge, Renovated 3BR apartment. 2nd floor. Clean & spacious. Section 8 approved. No pets. First & last month’s security. $1140 per month. Must see. Call 203-715-5829

MERIDEN 1 or 2 BR HOUSES FOR RENT MERIDEN 3BR, unfurnished. Charming. 1-yr lease. Washer/dryer. Off-street parking. 41 Bellevue St. 203-500-3332 Available next month. Private patio. Recently remodeled! $1,700 MERIDEN Extended Raised Ranch 3-4 BRs, 2 baths, Fam rm w/Fireplace. 2 car garage. Huge, private yard, end of cul-de-sac. Exc condition. 203-868- 5908 SOUTHINGTON- 2BR w/nice yard. Pets allowed. $750/mo. Call (860) 628-8224 WALLINGFORD-3BR, 1 bath, off-st parking. 1st flr laundry rm. No pets/smoking. $1200/mo. Call 203-444-5722

APARTMENTS FOR RENT Meriden 2BR $650 Sm Studio-$450/ Lg Studio $500 Fully renovated, secure bldg. HW incl. New appls, on site laundromat & off st parking. Close to train station. Sec 8 Approved. Property Max 203-843-8006 860- 305-4361 MERIDEN 2BR, 1 bath, quiet, 3rd Flr. Security/lease. $800/mo. Call (203)631-9614 Month-to-month.

23 Meridian St. $800. Section 8 Approved. (860) 426-0658 Leave message. MERIDEN 2 BR, 2nd flr. Brand new. Must see. 1 1/2 months sec. Credit check, no pets. Sec 8 approved. $850. 216 Hobart St. (203) 265-5980 Ask for Lisa MERIDEN 2 BRs, 5 rms, 2nd flr, large kit, appliances, washer, dryer, enclosed sunporch, garage, many upgrades. No pets. Sec dep. $900. (860) 276-0552 MERIDEN 2-3BR, 1st flr, Spacious, nicely remodeled. Hdwd fls. Laundry rm., appls incld. Off street park. Sherman Ave. 203634-6550

MERIDEN-2BR, 2nd flr, new kit., Credit check/background check. $900/mo + 2mo sec. Call 203-630-0670 MERIDEN-Clean, quiet 1BR. $495/mo + utils. 1RM efficiecny, $395/mo + utils. On busline downtown. No pets. Sec & refs. Call 203-982-3042

Studio & 1 BR Apts. $600/Studio & $650+/1 BR New owners. Remodeled. Heat & Hot water incl. 203-886-7016

MIDDLETOWN- 4 rm apt. Up & down. With heat. $850/mo. Call (860) 347-3753

MERIDEN 32 Cook Ave.

MERIDEN 3BR, 1 bath unfurnished. House Colony St. Available now. $1100. 203-675-7391 MERIDEN EFFICIENCIES - $650 1BRs - $750 2BRs - $850. Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off street parking. 203-630-2841

MERIDEN FULLY FURNISHED 1 BR, Living Room, Kitchen, Private Bath. $675 Security & lease required. Call 203-238-9772 MERIDEN Lrg 1BR & LR, kit. Newly remodeled, HW flrs. $675/mo. No pets. Avail now. 203-500-9080/203-235-5364 MERIDEN Newly remodeled lge spacious 2BR, 1 Bath, new kit, new flrs. Off st parking. $800. (203) 417-1675 MERIDEN- 1BR & 3BR units starting at $745. Some w/heat & HW incld. No pets. Sec dep & crdt ck req'd. MBI 860-347-6919. MERIDEN- 1BR Summer Special $695/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Offer expires August 31. Open House July 18, 10am-6pm. For info 203-639-4868 MERIDEN- 1BR w/small office, in very quiet building in S Meriden. New kitchen, off st. parking, w/d facilities on site. 860-301-8705 MERIDEN- 1BR, 1st flr & 3BR, 3rd flr. Off st parking. W/D hookup. Newly remodeled. No pets. Call (203) 641-8483

OPEN HOUSE 41-43 MAPLE ST PLAINVILLE SAT 12 P.M. TO 4 P.M. 1BR apts starting at $495/month to $515/month. No pets. 1 mo sec. Visit our open house or call for complete details. DIR: Rte 10 in Plainville to Maple St (near McDonalds).

Galleria Real Estate LLC 203-671-2223 PLAINVILLE 1BR units Starting at $515/month. One months security required. No pets. MBI 860-347-6919

SENIORS 62 PLUS More than a rental, a lifestyle • One BR SUITES • One & Two BR COTTAGES • Immediate Availability • Affordable monthly rates • No buy in • No lease • Pet friendly Call for appointment or info 203-237-8815 360 Broad Street, Meriden SOUTH MERIDEN- 1BR apt, 1st flr, appls, laundry facility. Off st. parking. No utilities. Security deposit. $675/mo. 203-2387562

MERIDEN- 1st fl, 2BR, W/W appl’s. W/D hkup. Off st park, Nice yd, 2 decks. $750/mo. 2 mo sec. 203-634-9149

SOUTHINGTON 1 Bedroom Apt. Near I-84. Appliances. security deposit & references. No smoking. No pets. 860-620-7648

MERIDEN- 2BR, 1st flr, w/appls. Excellent condition. Off st. parking. No pets. $850 + sec. & utils. (860) 663-1229

SOUTHINGTON- 1st flr, newly remodeled, 1-2BRs, w/d, c/a. Lg. deck, utils. included. Near 691 & 84. Avail. now (860) 426-0560

MERIDEN- 3BR, huge, 1st flr. Hdwd floors. Stove, Fridge, Washer & Dryer incl. Section 8 approved. $1200. (203) 314-4964


MERIDEN- Renovated Apartments

2 BR - $750, $850 & $950 Heat & Hot Water Included Secure building. Off st. parking. Call 203-886-7016 MERIDEN- Spacious 2nd flr, 1BR apt. off st. parking. $650. 110 Colony St Leave message (860) 426-0658 MERIDEN-1BR apts available. Storage space available also. 203-213-3162 or 203-630-9481 MERIDEN-2BR apt. at 22 Merritt Place. Nice area w/parking. $825/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

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MERIDEN. 1BR, stove & refrig, exc. cond. Ground flr. $650/mo. 203-238-1893 MIDDLEFIELD- Small 1BR cottage. Walking distance to Lake Beseck. Short term or long term. Pets negotiable. $850. (860) 349-7056

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

MERIDEN 2 BR, 2nd flr.


Newly Remodeled 1BR - $700, 2 BR - $835 & $865, 3BR - $1025 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 1 BR, 2nd Floor. WD Hookup, Off Street Parking, Trash Pickup. No pets. $650 per month. Call (203) 269-5333 WALLINGFORD 1 BR. Judd Square. Available August 1. No pets. $775 per month 2 mos security. (203) 269-9940 WALLINGFORD 2 BR Townhouse Apt. LR/DR Combo. W/D Hookup. Deck. Sec Dep $925 203-641-7010

Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

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 WALLINGFORD 2 BR Townhouse end unit. Beautiful area, yard. Granite counters, DW. WD hookup, garage, porch. No pets. $1050/mo + sec. (203) 631-6057 WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 1st Flr, Lg rms, Clean, Laundry Rm, Trash Pick-Up. 1 1/2 mos sec, credit check. No pets. Sec 8 approved. $900. 24 Meadow St. (203) 265-5980 Ask for Lisa WALLINGFORD 2 BR, 3rd Floor. Appliances included. No pets. Must have good credit. $780. Call (860) 620-9658

APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD-Choate area, 1st flr, 5Rms, 2BRs, appls, garage. $1100. Sec & refs. Call 203-488-5409 WLFD- Lge, spacious 5 rm, 2 BR apt, 2nd flr, freshly painted & updated. W/D hookup in bsmt. $1000/mo. + sec. No pets. (203) 284-3561 or 203-640-5249

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

WALLINGFORD- 1BR, studio, kitchen. Stove & refrigerator included. Centrally located. $525. No pets. 2 mo security + refs. 203-265-0698

WLFD-2BR 2nd flr. Choate vic. Nice yard, off st parking. W/D hookup. $850 + sec. Available Sept 1st. 203-640-6308

WALLINGFORD- 2BR, 1st flr, 5 rooms, central AC, W/D hookup, no smoking/pets. Credit check plus refs. $950 + utils. 203-376-2007

WLFD-5Rms, 1st flr & 4Rms, 3rd flr w/appl’s. No off st-parking. No pets/smoking. 50 Washington St. $930 & $730/mo + utils. 203-915-5515 for appt

WALLINGFORD- 3BRS, 1 1/2 baths, private yard & off st. parking. $1300. No pets. No smoking. Call 203-265-1278 or 203-668-9024.

WLFD. 1 BR apts including heat & hw. Lease, sec, no pets. JJ Bennett Realty 203-265-7101

WALLINGFORD- Spacious 3BR, 2 bathroom, 2nd & 3rd flr. Quiet, central location. $1025/mo. or best offer. No pets. (203) 676-7418 WALLINGFORD-1st fl, 2BR, 5 rm, EIK, new bath, HW fl, 2 porches, w/d hkup, off-st parking. Heat, HW & trash pickup incl. No pets/ smoking. $1250 203-464-1847 WALLINGFORD-2 BR, 1ST FLR No smoking. No pets. Security, references. $850. Available now! 203-215-9077 WALLINGFORD-4 Rms, newly painted, Hardwood flrs re-done. $800/month + utils & sec deposit. No smoking. No pets. 203-269-1426

ROOMS FOR RENT MERIDEN - Liberty St. Spacious room. Furnished or unfurnished. All utils. Parking. $140 weekly. Call 203-331-1416 MERIDEN Large Furnished Room in private home. All utilities including cable. Share kitchen & bath. 203-440-0825 MERIDEN Room Available. Utilities included! $115/Wk. Available immediately. 203-2138589. MERIDEN. Room for rent, all util, share kit, bath & LR. Washer & dryer, off st parking. $150/week. 2 wks sec. (203) 605-8591


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$369,500 Fabulous 4-5 bedroom home with 2 fireplaces, large but cozy family room, updated kitchen, on 10th fairway of Hawk's Landing Golf Course in lovely neighborhood in the very desireable Southington School district.

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WLFD East side, desired location RR. 3BR, 2bath, private entrance in-law apt. New windows, 1 car garage, level private lot. Close to all 3 levels of schools, easy access to 91. $319,900 Al Criscuolo 203-2655618

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WLFD Multi family near train station-2 family w/store front, easily converted to 3 family with ok from town of Wallingford. Separate utilities, corner lot. $199,900. Call Brian Miller (203) 265-5618


NORTH HAVEN Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV, furn’d. Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333 PLANTSVILLE Male roommate to share private home, room furnished, $125 per week. 860628-2089



WALLINGFORD- Center of town, great location. Ideal for retail business. Call Bob Sprafke (203) 444-3407

HOUSES FOR SALE CAPE COD-Dennis Port Condo Immac clean! Ocean front. Heated pool. Sleep 2-4. 860-628-9494 SELL/RENT YOUR TIMESHARE NOW!!! Maintenance fees too high? Need Cash? Sell your unused timeshare today. No commissions or Broker Fees. Free Consultation. 1-866-708-3690

GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT WOW! CALL FOR THIS MONTH’S AMAZING MANAGER’S SPECIALS! Storage Space-Clean, well lit, fenced facility. 5’x10’-$58.29, 5’x15’-$68.89, 10’x10’-$94.33, 10’x15’-$116.59, 10’x20’$132.49, 10’x30’-$206.69. CALL (203) 250-1515 for details.

STORES & OFFICES FOR RENT MERIDEN 1 unit avail at approx 1130sqft $1,000/mo w/o utils. Bathrm & storage rm. Near Gianni’s Restaurant. MBI 860347-6919

WLFD Looking for an affordable opportunity to live in Wallingford? Don’t miss this West side Ranch on almost half an acre. $182,900. Chuck (203) 265-5618

WLFD $675,000 “Magnificient view & privacy”. Cust Cape on 2AC, 4+BR, 3.1BTH. 9’ ceils, Crown molding, French drs galore! Granite, marble. Many more amenities! Must see! Mins to I91/I95, town, country club. Dee (203) 265-5618

UNCONDITIONAL 45 DAY LISTING AGREEMENT You can cancel at anytime with no fees to you. I get paid when you get paid. AT CLOSING. Michelle Wininger, Realtor 860-707-5389

Lovely homes, quiet streets, great neighborhoods. Free list with pictures 203-213-2543 Trish Nunez Odermatt 186 Center St Wallingford

The Lyman Farm Middlefield CT, (1) temporary cook needed 8/15/09 to 11/1/09, cooking for a large and diverse group of employees. Must be knowledgeable in safe food handling and proper sanitation. Prepare and cooks food for all meals. Responsible to work out schedule with other staff to keep camp clean. Keep kitchen, dining and prep area clean and sanitized. Work with Camp Supervisor to plan and prepare weekly menu and meal times which may vary daily. Help unload trucks, do inventory, and store food safely upon delivery. One month of labor camp cook experience required. Must work daily hours set up by Camp Manager which require split shifts to accommodate all meal times. 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. $10.86 hr. Report or send resumes to nearest local State workforce agency.

DRIVERS: School Bus - P/T. No Experience necessary/Will Train. 866-496-2726. Apply online at:

CDI HEAD START serving the City of Meriden, CT is currently seeking applicants for the following Positions:

Education Services Manager Head Teacher Family Advocate Assistant Teacher Program Aide 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. Closing Date for accepting applications is August 14, 2009. 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

MERIDEN $169,900-7/3/1.5b Col. Many updates done; remod EIK, some newer windows, 1st fl laundry. Home features form DR, LR w/FP, FR in LL, enclosed porch & patio. Kathy (203) 235-3300

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FLORIDA - 40 acre parcels Only 10 remaining. 100% useable. MUST SELL. $119,900 ea. Owner Financing from 3 1/2% Call 1-800-FLA-LAND (3525263) Florida Woodland Group, Inc. Lic. RE Broker.

WALLINGFORD RT5 Mixed Use Building Fully remodeled inside & out Great rental income. Approval and plans in place for an additional 14 bay storage building for even more income Cash Cow! asking $499K Karl 203-623-3911

Aerospace Quality Assurance PT - hrs may vary. Retirees Welcom. For more info call 203-379-0507 or email resume


MERIDEN Approx 900sqft, 5Rms + reception area & 2 baths, bsmt option extra. $1000/mo w/o utils. Near Gianni’s Restaurant. MBI 860-347-6919



MERIDEN Awesome Condo, 5 rooms. Featuring 2BRs, kit, LR, family room in lower level, bath and a half. Beautifully landscaped park-like setting. Priced to sell at $159,900. For details, call Sue Farone (203) 235-3300

HOUSES FOR SALE MERIDEN Houses for sale, rent or lease purchase. Visit our website at or call 203-671-2223 Galleria Real Estate


WLFD Cute, immaculate & affordable! Freshly painted 6rm, 3BR, 1BA Cape, built in 1989, form DR opening to EIK, full bsmt, paved driveway. All for under 200K. Kathy 203-265-5618

FOR SALE BY OWNER 3 family. Fully rented. Lewis & West Main St. area. $205,000.

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WALLINGFORD Nearly 2 acres with street to street access. Great location lots of trees. 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Move in ready. 941 N. Farms Rd. $314,000. Call for details 941-223-0213

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CHURCH SECRETARY Plantsville UCC part-time For appl. info, see or call: 860-628-5595. Appl. deadline 8/24.

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, August 7, 2009 HELP WANTED

Nucor Steel Connecticut, Inc. a subsidiary of Nucor Corporation, the nation's largest steel producer and the world's largest recycler of scrap metal has open staffing positions for:

General Production NSCT is located in Wallingford, CT and offers competitive wages, excellent benefits and is an EEO employer. Individuals interested should log on to:\careers\opportunities to complete a Willingness Questionnaire.

Fire Inspector City of Meriden This is specialized inspection work enforcing fire prevention laws, ordinances, and rules; promoting the development and use of fire prevention methods. May be assigned to specialize in arson prevention and investigation. Work is preformed under the general direction of the Fire Marshal. Most routine inspectional and promotional work in the field is performed independently. Must be State Certified as a Fire Inspector/Fire Marshal as determined by the State of Connecticut. Send resumes to Personnel Dept., City Hall, 142 E. Main Street. Last date to apply is Friday, August 7, 2009. E.O.E. GENERAL HELP

Shift Electrical/ Electronic Technician Preferred qualifications and expectations for the potential candidate are: ●

Must have a working knowledge of safe work practices and have demonstrated safe work practices in the past, with a good safety record. Must have a desire to improve safety throughout the plant. Heavy Industrial electronics technician, a two-year associate degree in an electronics field a plus. Knowledge of PLCs, control systems, DC & AC motors, drives, and computers. Understands and can apply the safe working practices of NFPA 70E. Is a motivated self starter with a positive attitude and always a team player. Ability to interpret electrical and electronics schematics for repair, installation and maintenance of PLC controlled equipment. Have a good understanding of Mechanical and hydraulic systems. Position will work rotating 12 & 8 hr shifts.

This is a rotating shift position. A qualified individual must work all scheduled and non-scheduled (emergency) overtime, most weekends, holidays, and down days as scheduled. Those interested should log on to\careers\opportunities to send resume and complete a questionnaire.




SUMMER HELP START IMMEDIATELY We Need You! Positions avail in 5 departments for our 3 locations. Must be 18 or older & able to start as soon as tomorrow. CALL NOW!

All Callers Interviewed Positions will fill up Fast!


DRIVER/RECEIVER P/T Driver/Receiver needed. Must have a Valid Connecticut license, clean driving record. Apply in person: 475 Smith Street Middletown, CT 06457

F/T Seasonal Intake Specialist Data entry of client information, completion of required forms and compile proper documentation to determine the eligibility of households applying for energy assistance. H.S. Diploma/GED. 2 yrs exp. 35 hrs/wk. $9.50-$10.50/hr. Email your resume to: or apply at New Opportunities of Greater Meriden 191 Pratt Street Meriden, CT 06450. E.O.E.

HAIR DESIGNERS, Estheticians, Massage Therapists, Receptionist & Manager. FT/ PT. Call 203-507-5132

BILLING DEPT- Part time in busy medical office handling insurance rejections and insurance follow-up. Exp. preferred. Please send resume to: Record Journal, Box 70M, 11 Crown St, Meriden CT 06450 CNAS/HHAS needed to work ft/pt for Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care, Meriden. Transportation and phone essential. Bilingual applicants encouraged. Call 203-238-1441. DENTAL ASSISTANT- PT, Outgoing, energetic individual needed for progressive office. Exp. preferred but will train qualified applicant. Fax resume to 203-686-0378.

VNS INC OF SO CT Is seeking qualified applicants for the following positions in the Meriden/Wallingford area:

● RN FT Case Managers ● OT and ST ● Home Health Aides & Homemakers Please fax your resume to 203-287-1203 Attn Tracy or email to

ATTIC & BASEMENTS CLEANED DEBRIS removal of anykind. Demolition sheds, pools, etc. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430

203-494-1526 One Man’s Junk REMOVAL. Free est. Call Ed.

Must enjoy loud music and be able to work with opp. sex Looking for fun/exciting guys & gals to work in factory outlet. Full time and perm work avail. No exp. nec. We train. ● Customer Service Reps ● Appointment Setters ● Manager Trainees

INTERVIEWING 1st 100 CALLERS 860-329-0316

GYMNASTICS: Female balance beam coach for our competitive team. Evenings and possible Saturdays. Experience required! Call 203-270-8274 HAIRSTYLIST- 50% commission, guaranteed hourly rate. Paid vacation. Rte 10, Plainville. 860-747-9466 HAIRSTYLISTS/BARBERS PT/FT For Cheshire Salon. Benefits plus health. Call Kyle 860-416-4100 or 1-800-216-5979 INFINI-STAFF Has immediate openings for retail warehouse workers. Previous experience required. For more info please call 860-223-5100. LAWN Maintenance- FT Must have CT driver’s lic. Call Ron at Blossom View 203-272-2001 LAWNCARE- Experienced only should apply for mowing/fertilizing crew. Located in Cheshire area. Must have driver’s license. Call 203-469-6115

MODELS The Keen Agency is launching new models for ads in print, TV, commercial, etc. No exp necessary. All ages, types and sizes. Open Calls on Tues, Aug. 11th at 5pm & 7pm at The Crown Plaza, Cromwell. I-91 to Exit 21 570-586-2626 NAIL TECH who loves what they do. Experience with acrylics and gels. Professional environment with a friendly guest oriented atmosphere. High traffic, newly remodeled salon. Flexible schedule. Email or call 203-687-7050 PARALEGAL/Legal SecretaryFT w/exc benefits. Exp’d in Title XIX & Estate planning. Must have exc word processing skills. Fax resume to 203-639-3569 PART TIME dental hygienist needed for Fridays. Please contact Karen (203) 235-5588 or fax resume to 203-630-3021


Home Doctor Tiny repairs-Major renovations Carpentry, plumbing, elec, painting. 42 yrs exp. 203-639-8389 CT #573358

HOMETECH Carpentry, repairs. No job too small or large. Member BBB.

203-235-8180 CT Reg #564042

CHILD CARE AREA’S Finest day care. Full & part time. Meals & snacks incl. Learning & music curriculum. Lic #22129. Call 203-269-5256.

CNA/HHA NEW ENGLAND HOME CARE is seeking CNAs and Home Health Aides with a minimum of 6 months experience for a pediatric group home in Meriden. Previous experience in a group home with physically and emotionally challenged children preferred. All shifts available. Earn up to $12.00 per hour based on experience. Must have a current CT CNA certificate. To schedule an appointment to apply, please call:

800-286-6300 ext. 3902 or fax your resume to the HR Department 860-613-3777 or email to: E/E/O/C/M/F/V/D Drug Screen/Criminal Background Check Required

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FREE ESTIMATES Garages, Attics, Basements, Brush, Pools, Decks, etc. Senior discounts. 203-238-0106


EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS, Discrimination, Health Care Denials & General Law. There are Laws to Protect You When Your Rights are Violated. Free 30 Minute Consultation. David Seaver, Attorney and Counselor At Law. Your Advocate for Your Rights. Wallingford. 203-774-4925

CURRENT OPENINGS avail. for infant, toddler & pre-school. Serving the community for 19 yrs. Member of Chamber of Commerce. Credit cards accepted. Ct Care 4 Kids accepted. Security cameras & secure entrances. Jumpin’ Beans Day School at 203-265-1544.

COMPUTER SERVICES COMPUTER trouble? My Computer Works your personal Help Desk. Fast, safe and secure help 24/7 Sign up now get 6 months free back up. Call 888-375-8686

Bankruptcy HELP WANTED

PART-TIME Family Program Coordinator position. Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and experience working within the framework of family drivencommunity based-social services. Knowledge of Southington’s community resources a plus. Pleaase send cover letter and resume to: Family Resource Center of Southington, 240 Main St, Southington, CT 06489 or CUSTOMER SERVICE SALES/C Filling 20 P ositions Immediately Owens Corning Nationwide Contractor. Specializing in storm restoration. $100k income poss. Will train. Jeremy 866-932-9739 SURVEY TECHNICIAN Immediate Opening. Experience preferred. Salary based on experience. Call Cardinal Engineering Associates. 203-238-1969 Ext 111

See the great selection of used cars in Marketplace.

Free Consultation


THE CT Hospital Association seeks a Network Engineer to join our ChimeNet team. Responsibilities include assisting in the development, design, implementation, testing, and maintenance of ChimeNet solutions based on client’s business, and technology needs. Uses knowledge of LAN/WAN systems to help in the design and install of internal and external based networks. Please go to for more information and/or submit resume via e-mail at: EOE

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

CARPENTRY REPAIRS Additions, Sunrooms, Finish Bsmnt, Decks & Porches 203-238-1449 #578107 Free est.

CAREER TRAINING & SCHOOLS ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. Medical, Business, Paralegal, Computers, Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. Call 800-4880386 HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA!! Fast, Affordable, Accredited. FREE Brochure. Call NOW! 1-888-532-6546 ext 96 LOST Or Found. The RecordJournal will run your lost or found ad FREE in our Marketplace Section! Call 203238-1953 for details.


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COMPUTER Set-up, Troubleshooting & repair. System cleanings and updates. Low rates. Call 860-770-4893

CONCRETE & CEMENT FOUNDATIONS For additions & garages. Excavating & drainage. Call Stepping Stones. 203-6313181 CT #604493


Friday, August 7, 2009 — The Southington Citizen

DECKS CENTRAL CT HOME IMPROVEMENTS All types remodeling & repair. Interior/exterior, decks & more. 25 yrs exp. Free est. Licensed& insured. #0673083 203-213-0033

DUMPSTERS 15 & 20 Yard Roll-Offs. $375 & $475- Home, Business or Job Site. We do clean-outs too! Empire Construction, LLC 203-537-0360

FENCING CORNERSTONE FENCE & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203-237-GATE CT Reg #601060

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

203-237-2122 EXCAVATING FOUNDATIONS For additions & garages. Excavating & drainage. Call Stepping Stones. 203-6313181 CT #604493

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


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

Quality Landscaping, LLC ROCKY CONSTRUCTION & MASONRY CO. All types of masonry, stone wall, sidewalks, area basements, chimneys, block & brick. Free estimate. (203) 768-3548 CT. Reg. #061808 CENTRAL CT HOME IMPROVEMENTS All types remodeling & repair. Interior/exterior, decks & more. 25 yrs exp. Free est. Licensed& insured. #0673083 203-213-0033


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

Shamock Roofing

SAVE $300

All types of remod. 30+ yrs exp. No $$ Down. CT Reg 523804. Ins

On Complete Bathroom Remodeling or Bath Liner Systems-installs over your old tub!

203-237-4124 an LLC co. A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS

Property & Lawn Maintenance, landscaping, stone work. WWW.QLSLLC.COM CT Reg #620306 Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118 BILL RUDOLPH Landscaping Paver walkways & patios, retaining walls, landscape design, water features, planter bed renovations, drainage work backhoe work. Est 1972. Free est. #563661 (203) 237-9577

800-890-8638 Ct Reg#569528

HEATING & COOLING LANDSCAPING DON’T Sweat It this Summer! Call Duane, Plumbing, heating & cooling. Quality work. Low rates. 203-3798944 Lic. #0389224.


All types of remod. 30+ yrs exp. No $$ Down. CT Reg 523804. Ins

203-237-4124 an LLC co

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

203-639-0231 Lic. & ins. Free est. Work performed by owner. CT Reg #602521 Driveways/parking lots/ concrete. Free estimates. 50+yrs exp. 203-237-5409 CT Reg #503554


FAHEY Plumbing & Heating Quality ● Clean/Neat ● Honest! A guaranteed job at a good price! Days, Nights, Wknds - Same Price


Remove unwanted fungus, algae streaks, moss from your homes roof today. Fully lic’d & ins. CT Reg#0619909. 203-715-2301

RICK’S AFFORDABLE Comm/resid Mowing, bagging Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree & pricker removal. 11 yrs exp. 203-530-4447.

Your Professional Roofer New Roofs, Reroofs, Tearoffs. We fix leaks too! CT Reg#565514 203-269-3559

A&D MASONS, LLC - Brick, block, stone. Chimney repair, sidewalks, patios. Free estimate. Call 860-573-8091 Ct. Reg#611930 ROCKY CONSTRUCTION & MASONRY CO. All types of masonry, stone wall, sidewalks, area basements, chimneys, block & brick. Free estimate. (203) 768-3548 CT. Reg. #061808

HAZELWOOD EXCAVATING Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.

203-269-0135 TREE SERVICES Safety Pruning & Removals! Special storm season pricing Licensed Arborist. 75ft bucket Precise Tree


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

Empire Construction, LLC

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




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

CT Reg #606277. GIVE us a call, we do it ALL. Free est. 203-631-1325

K & A ENTERPRISES Water & sewer lines, inground tank removal, drainage, grading, additions, pavers. Insured. Reg# 571435 203-379-0193


Shamock Roofing

JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Pruning, Mowing, trimming, hedges. All lawn maint. Top quality work. Ins’d. Free est. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311

MASONRY BILL RUDOLPH Landscaping Grading & Lawn renovations, Free estimates. #563661 . Call 203-237-9577




T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC


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

GARAGE DOOR SERVICE Installation & Repairs CT #600415 203-235-9865



ROOF CLEANING Remove unwanted fungus, algae streaks, moss from your homes roof today. Fully lic’d & ins. CT Reg#0619909. 203-715-2301



All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service


Plumbing & Piping Contractor Specializing in both small & large jobs. CT Reg #204060. John 203-284-9744 Phone/Fax Cell: 203-500-5224 DON’T Flush money down the drain, call Duane Plumbing, heating. Quality work, low rates Major credit cards accptd. 203379-8944 lic. #283401 #389224


POWER WASHING IS Spring cleaning on the outside. FREE ESTIMATES. Call Kevin 203-440-3279 CA L L F O R AUG US T S P E CI AL S T H E P O W E R W A S H I NG K IN G S Others Wash - We Clean! 203-631-3777 or 860-839-1000

Gonzalez Construction ★★★★★★★★

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

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


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

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

YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159 GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 28 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Srv. Free Est. Fully insured. 203-294-1775

PROF. ARBORIST #S3365 75ft bucket truck. Precise Tree CT Reg #562159.


It's all here!


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

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

S & H MASONRY LLC StoneWalls*Steps*Chimneys Retaining Walls *FPs*Patios Walkways*Concrete Free est. Lic/Ins. #607639. Cell 203-376-0355

FENCING CENTRAL FENCE CO. offers a complete line of quality fences for home, industry and commercial applications. Vinyl, wood, chain link and orin metal. CT Reg #560247. Call 860-628-7745 or 860-620-3601

S & H MASONRY & CONSTRUCTION LLC All home improvements needs & masonry. Free est. Lic/Ins. #607639. Wlfd Cell-203-376-0355

MOWING Clean-ups, Hedge Trimming & more. New clients always welcome. Comm /Res. Free est. Walter 203-619-2877

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

PAINTING/ WALLPAPERING MIRKEL PAINTING Int./Ext. Popcorn ceilings. Interiors from $125 Exteriors from $899 CT Reg #569864. Ed 203-824-0446

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

Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrooms, additions.

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

Roofs R Us


Family run for 42yrs Siding, seamless gutters, windows. We Beat Any Quote! 203-639-8389 CT #573358

FREE FILL-WALLINGFORD Call Rob at 203-913-4221 for location and details

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

BEAUTIFUL FARM FRESH Screened Top Soil. Fill, Sand & Stone. Picked up or delivered. No minimum. Cariati Developers, Inc. 860-681-3991

Marketplace (203) 238-1953


The Southington Citizen — Friday, August 7, 2009


Open House Aug. 15, 16 & 17 Raffle • Discounts • Refreshments Raffle Items Saturday, August 15th • 3 Yards Screened Topsoil Delivered Local

$108.00 Value 421 Buckland Street Plantsville

621-6506 “Serving the Area Since 1985”

• Lawn Edging or Stepping Stones “YOU PICK”

Old Turnpike Rd.


• Water Garden Gift Certificate

Exit 28 Off I-84W - Right End of Exit onto Meriden-Wtby. Rd., Rt. 322 - Left onto Old Turnpike Rd.


nd St.

$95.99 Value • 2 Yards Pine Mulch Delivered Local

$88.00 Value • 15 Gallon Weeping Cherry

• 18”-24” Japanese Maple



• 50 lb. Bag Sun/Shade Grass Seed

$100.00 Value $100.00 Value

RT. 322

Sunday, August 16th

$125.99 Value

$120.99 Value • Jonathan Green, 5,000 sq. ft. Four Step Fertilizer Program

$97.00 Value


Raffle will take place at Ali’s Nursery at 2:00 on Saturday and Sunday. Must be present to win.

Discounts: 20% off

Hot Dogs and Refreshments Free Raffle Giveaway Entry Form

All Trees & Shrubs

30% off


All Perennials


50% off

Email Must be present to win.

All Annuals Bulk Material 10% off Pick-Up Price or Free Local Delivery 25% off All Garden Accents Stop in to See More Great Deals .. 20% off All Aquatics


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