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Volume 7, Number 35

Friday, September 2, 2011

Larson sees grants in action during tour of local business By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen U.S. Rep. John Larson, D1st District, made it a point to visit Supramagnetics Inc. in Southington to see how Small Business Innovation Research grants have helped the business grow. Leszek Motowidlo founded the company, a 4,400square-foot facility located on Canal Street with six employees, seven years ago,

and develops superconducting wires for the federal Department of Energy. “We are totally dependant on SBIRs at this early stage,” Motowidlo said. “Without that, we wouldn’t

be able to do what we did, it’s pretty simple.” Motowidlo said the company’s first grant was $600,000 back in 2006, and See Larson, page 12 Citizen photo by Julie Sopchak

Supramagnetics Inc. founder Leszek Motowidlo, front, gives U.S. Rep. John Larson, D-1st District, a tour of the Southington company’s 4,400-square-foot facility where superconductors are made for the federal Department of Energy.

ESPN personalities come to watch Southington talent in slam dunk contest By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen On a bright, sunny afternoon, the basketball courts at YMCA Camp Sloper were swarmed with waves of red, blue, yellow and green — col-

ors of the camp’s final summer theme: Color Wars. With the help of special guest celebrity judges Jon Coachman and Freddie Coleman of ESPN, as well as Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA Executive DiCitizen photo by Julie Sopchak

ESPN talent Jon Coachman addresses the hundreds of campers before the dunk contest.

Generosity to serve 5,000 meals to needy By Robin Lee Michel The Southington Citizen

Curtis D. Robinson has known hunger; he grew up in Alabama where life was tough for his family. Maybe that is why when he heard there are people in Southington going to be hungry, he decided to do what he could to help. On Aug. 24, Robinson, with his wife, Sheila Durant-Robinson, gave a generous check of an undisclosed amount to Bread for Life, the program that provides free meals to people in need. “On behalf of Bread for Life, we cannot express how grateful we are for Mr. Robinson’s

generosity,” said Eldon Hafford, executive director of Bread for Life. Last September, Robinson made a similar See Donation, page 14 Citizen photo by Robin Lee Michel

Businessman and philanthropist Curtis Robinson and his wife, Sheila DurantRobinson, present a check to Eldon Hafford, executive director of Bread for Life. Durant-Robinson was recently announced as the chairwoman for the United Way of Southington Annual Campaign.

rector John Myers, Camp Sloper hosted a slam dunk contest along with other basketball drills where the teams competed against each other. Coachman and Coleman frequent the YMCA on High Street regularly, playing basketball with other members.

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Irene brings Southington to a halt; cleanup continues By Robin Lee Michel The Southington Citizen

As Tropical Storm Irene hit Southington Sunday, most residents heeded the warnings of town and municipal officials and stayed home. As power lines and trees

came down, and rivers overflowed covering streets, people made do the best they could. Many people had stocked up on food, flashlights and water in preparation, a fact that was obvious by empty shelves in some stores such as Tops Market. When beautiful sunny

In spite of this warning sign, drivers still motored their way across this flooded roadway. Police officials later were stationed at the scene to prevent traffic from entering.

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On Wednesday, June 15, Southington patrol officers Chad Butler and David Carbone of the Southington Police Department were honored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving at the 25th Annual MADD Connecticut Law Enforcement Recognition Ceremony. The ceremony was held at Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven. The awards were presented to those officers who have made great achievements in the areas of enforcement, education, community involvement, training, underage drinking or volunteering with MADD. “These individuals are dedicated to MADD’s mission to stop drunk driving, to support the victims of this violent crime and to prevent underage drinking,” said Janice Heggie Margolis, Executive Director of MADD’s Connecticut Chapter. “MADD appreciates their efforts in helping to make the roads in Connecticut safer.”

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New exhibits showcase unseen side of Southington history

In an effort to show the softer and varied side of Southington, the historical society will unveil an exhibit in late September that will focus on local items and artifacts that have never been put on display at the historical center museum, 239 Main St. The exhibit, Southington Mosaic — Our Collections, will open to the public Sept. 25, 1 to 4 p.m., and was put together from the organization’s extensive archives by

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from the Civil War exhibit also will continue to be display. “We are well-aware the Civil War, which affected so many lives in Southington, continued until 1865,” DiMauro said. An unusual Civil War-era uniform, complete with military boots, and money and coins from both the North and the South are on display. A glass case features hats and headgear that were owned and worn by Southington residents, including the hat worn by longtime Police Chief Joseph Sollack and the World War Two aviator’s headgear and goggles that were owned by WW2 veteran Joseph An-

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Lisa Jansson, Claire DeFrancesco and Fern Wildman-Schrier, officers with the historical society. “Much like a mosaic, these smaller collections are joined together to show what life was like up to 150 years ago,” said Ken DiMauro, president of the historical society. “They did a wonderful job gathering the complementary items.” On the heels of the historical society’s Civil War exhibit that ended in June, members of the historical society’s board sought to highlight some of the items from the daily lives of women, including clothing, shoes and accessories. Several items

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veiled with a grand opening event Sept. 25 and then be the featured exhibit for the next several months during the historical society’s regularly scheduled hours on the first Saturday and Sunday of most months from noon to 3 p.m. The Thursday night lecture series will launch Sept. 22 with a program on writer/poet Anna Grannis, a Plainville resident. Sandra C. Maineri will present the lecture. The Southington Historical Center Museum is located in the former library building at 239 Main St. The building was constructed in 1902 and now serves as the headquarters of the historical society, which was established in 1965. The organization collects, preserves and displays items important to Southington’s rich and lengthy history. More information on the historical society or upcoming programs and events can be obtained at

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Members of the Elks Club gather all hands on deck to present the Second Annual Pig Roast and Clam Bake on Aug. 27 at the Southington Elks Lodge No. 1669, 114 Main St. In addition to the delicacies and usual barbecue fare, there was also entertainment and activities for children. Above, left, Dean Cormier, trustee, left, and Dan DiNatale, house committee co-chairman, stir the clam chowder so it won’t stick to the bottom of the pot or burn. Above, right, Exalted Ruler Jim Marenzana makes cocktail sauce for the clams with the husked corn ready to be cooked. Right, Dan LaCroix, of Pig Roasts Plus!, checks on the fully cooked pig before he carved it for diners to eat.

The Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour will fly into the Waterbury-Oxford Airport for Sept. 9 through 12. Three restored World War II aircraft will be featured: a North American P-51 Mustang, Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and Consolidated B-24 liberator. Thanks to Walter Hushak, of Southington, The Collings Foundation has been bringing the tour to Waterbury for a number of years. This year, in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hushak would like to get more Southington World War II veterans involved. Air crewmen are invited to bring any memorabilia from the war and their experiences to the event on Saturday and Sunday to be displayed. Tables and chairs under canopies will be provided. World War II veterans can attend at no cost. World War II veterans and air crewmen should call Hushak at (860) 276-0749 as soon as possible to let him know they will be attending.

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everyone that it is simple and easy to build assets in any child and anyone can do it. As you might remember, STEPS follows the Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets. Assets are positive qualities individuals possess that promote positive life outcomes and protect against negative outcomes. Research demonstrates that the more assets kids have, such as having high expectations for oneself, the more likely they will grow up to be caring, competent and successful adults. In doing so, we also create meaningful

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couraging words to students, reinforce that a child’s future looks bright, or simply just looking for the silver lining — positivity is contagious. Positivity reaches asset 2, 15, 21, 37 and 40. Thursday 9/22/11 — Thank You Thursday Show your appreciation for the people around you. If a person has made you a better person, given you advice, assisted with homework, helped clean — anything at all — say thanks. By doing that, you could build assets 7, 33 and 39. Friday 9/23/11 — Be Nice Friday Random acts of kindness, lend a helping hand, practice patience, share, invite someone to sit with you at lunch, smile, let someone turn at an intersection first, suggest a book or CD to a friend that they might enjoy, return a favor, bring a colleague coffee ‌ kill ‘em with kindness. Being nice can assist in every asset but specifically builds assets 1, 14, 27 and 36. Saturday 9/24/11— Show You Care Saturday Showing you care is easy and builds assets in yourself and others. Just by remind-

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Walking for a friend supports good cause By Julie Sopchak The Southington Citizen

The Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk has raised more than $73 million since 1989 to support patient care and cancer research Adams at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Southington Resident Matthew Adams has been chipping in toward that total with his team for the past seven years. Started by his friend from high school who lost his son at 8 months old to a rare blood disease called Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, where white blood cells build up in the skin and other organs of the body and begin killing off other blood cells, his team, Matty’s Lobsters has raised more than $75,000 heading into its sev-

enth year. So far this year, they’ve amassed $2,845 toward their goal of $8,000 for the walk that takes place on Sunday, Sept. 18. “He put a team together because Jimmy Fund helped them out so much when they were going through all that,” Adams said of his friend who started the team. Adams said the first year he participated, he did the full marathon distance of 26.2 miles. He finished, but most of his team didn’t, so the next couple of years they did the half-marathon distance of 13.1 miles. Then when everyone started bringing their kids, they began doing the 5-mile distance, which has been the norm for the past four years. “As our lives have changed, we’ve taken different routes,” Adams said. Adams, 34, said he now has a 3 and 5-year-old that he takes with him, and the 5mile walk takes them a couple hours, with some stops

along the way. “They have stops along the way for you to take breaks at,” he said. “We try to let all of our team members catch up — we try to stick together a little bit.” Adams said donations can

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home page. “Probably my favorite part is all our friends getting together and showing our support for our friend that lost his son,” Adams said. “It really brings a smile to their family’s face.”

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Programs bring forth state’s role in Civil War

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Learn ways to enjoy a healthy harvest this autumn

Cooking Your Garden Harvest will be presented Thursday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m., at the Southington Library, 255 Main St. Chef Mary Lawrence, of Well on Wheels, will teach guests how to use fresh, seasonal produce from local farm markets and their own gardens to make delicious recipes to appeal to everyone. Lawrence will teach how to use locally sourced produce, plan quick and easy menus, and stay cool in the kitchen. Food samples and handouts will be given. Lawrence is head chef and owner of Well on Wheels. She has taught at the Connecticut Culinary Institute, Wild Oats Market, and numerous adult education programs throughout Connecticut. She has consulted with

clients such as the Shoreline Diner and Vegetarian Enclave in Guilford to develop vegan items for their restaurant menus. Her recipes have been included in “The Best of Vegan Cooking” (2009) by Priscilla Feral and She has degrees from the University of Hartford and University of Connecticut and has studied culinary arts at Manchester Community College and the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City. She has trained in the kitchen of It’s Only Natural restaurant in Middletown. People attending the program are asked to bring a can of tuna, cereal, peanut butter, rice, pasta and pasta sauce, and/or macaroni and cheese for Southington Community Services.

“Nature’s Path in Connecticut, a Way To Go” will be held Monday, Sept. 19, at 6:30 p.m., at the library. Autumn is the perfect season to explore the many outdoor treasures in Connecticut. The extensive system of state parks and forests provide many opportunities to camp, fish, hike, boat, and enjoy the shoreline and inland water bodies, or a quiet hike on a trail. Peter Marteka, a native Nutmegger, explores the state’s hidden natural treasures as research for his newspaper columns. He began his career at the Hartford Courant in January 1996 after five years at The Middletown Press. He is currently the Courant’s Glastonbury

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they have received others since that. Larson said the House is moving to minimize the involvement of SBIRs and increase that of venture capitalist, which Motowidlo said would make receiving grants more difficult. “The nice thing about SBIRs to scientists and innovators, it gives you the freedom to actually develop your


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Glasses lost in Plantsville

A pair of women’s wirerim prescription eyeglasses were lost Wednesday in the vicinity of Plantsville Pharmacy and extending along the trail to Southington. If found, call (860) 628-4156 or (860) 301-9401 and leave a message if no one answers.


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Town-wide tag sale

Registration for ‘eBabies’

The Arc of Southington is planning its first Townwide Tag Sale on Saturday, Sept. 24 to be held in the towns of Southington, Plantsville, Marion and Milldale. The tag sale is open to residents, businesses/organizations of these towns and will be held at their individual locations (tag sale times will differ for each participant). Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 25. Maps will be produced showing tag sale locations and can be purchased on the morning of the sale for a small fee at Cost Cutters Hair Salon, Napoli Deli, Nico’s Pizza, Paul Gregory’s, Paula’s Unique Consignment, Plantsville Pharmacy, Price Chopper, Reno’s Hair Today, the Little Red Store, and Tops Supermarket. If anyone would like to participate and be listed on the map or needs more information, call the Arc office at (860) 628-9220, ext. 100 for an application or stop by to register at 201 W. Main St., Plantsville. There is a cost to register the tag sale on the map by Friday, Sept. 16.

Registration will be held Thursday, Sept. 8, 9 a.m., at the library for Fall eBabies, Tales & Tunes for Tots, and story time. The newest offering, eBabies, is a monthly class for children ages 9 to 15 months. In addition to the songs and finger plays of a regular library class, children and their caregivers will explore a new iPad book app. The library will provide iPads for adults and babies to use. Registration for eBabies is in person only. Tales & Tunes for Tots, is a music and story class for children ages 1 and 2 years old. Story time, featuring age-appropriate stories and songs is for children ages 3 to 5 years old. Southington residents may register online at or in person at the Children’s Services Desk.

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the women who were home making quilts, some to send to soldiers and others to make money. This program will be presented by Jo Hansling, of Bloomfield, a crafter for more than 30 years; one of her creations was selected to decorate a White House Christmas tree. Hansling will discuss the role of quilts through the efforts of women during the war library program room. Quilt samples will be on display to showcase the various designs used for different causes. Examples of the works of Clara Barton, Harriet Tubman, runaway slaves, and many other Northern and Southern contributions will be shown. Both programs are free. To register, visit the library calendar on the website or contact the Information Desk at (860) 620-0947, ext. 5.


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Library announces September artist of the month

Artist Dorothy O’Rourke is presenting her interpretation of Mother Nature’s finest at the Southington Library’s art exhibit that will run from Sept. 2 to 30. O’Rourke, who is September’s artist of the month, invites the public to the Meet the Artist Reception planned for Saturday, Sept. 17, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Light refreshments will

be served. O’Rourke uses acrylic and pastels to create her paintings of nature in hope they bring joy and encourage viewers to respect the animals, birds and flowers she so appreciates. To help protect nature around her, the artist uses water-soluble acrylic paint. She puts her brush to paper without


sketching her subject, a method that results in a more rewarding creative painting, she said. The artist was “brought out of her” when O’Rourke and her son relocated 33 years ago from the Bronx to Southington. She has been a member of the Southington Arts Council and Southington Arts and Crafts exhibiting her works in the shows. She also recently had a onewoman display at The Orchards at Southington. The Gallery, located at the

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John and Kathy Votino, of Southington, announce the birth of a daughter, Emily Raye Votino, on May 10, 2011, at Hartford Hospital, Hartford. She has a sister, Molly Votino, who is 3 years old. Her maternal grandparents are Maria Lotas, of East Hartford, and John Lotas, of Manchester. Her paternal grandparents are Carmine and Sue Votino, of Southington. Her maternal great-grandparents are Raymond and Marie Bain, of East Hartford, and Marjorie Lotas, of Vernon. Her paternal great-grandparent is Immacolata Salvati, of Italy.

Jessica Michelle Brown and Ralph Angelo Sabatini were married May 28, 2011, at the Aqua Turf Club, Chapel in the Pines. The Rev. Victoria Triano officiated. The bride is the daughter of Gloria and Robert Brown, of Plantsville. The groom is the son of Grace and Ralph Sabatini, of Ozone Park, N.Y. The bride’s grandmother is Gloria Flahive, of St. Petersburg, Fla. The groom’s grandmother is Emilia Sabatini, of Ozone Park, N.Y. The bride was given in marriage by her father. The matron of honor was Ali Struyk, sister of the bride, of Framingham, Mass. The bridesmaids were Lisa Maggipinto Cavalier, friend of the bride, Farmington; Melina Sabatini-Brown, sister of the groom, Wantaugh, N.Y.; Emilia Sabatini-Verdino, sister of the groom, Ozone Park, N.Y.; Melissa Calderon, friend of couple, Sandy Hook, N.J.; and Cheryl Plunkett, sister-in-law of groom, Ozone Park, N.Y. The junior bridesmaids were Paige Sabatini, daughter of the groom, Elmira, N.Y.; Graciemae Sabatini, groom’s niece, Ozone Park, N.Y.; and Gianna Brown, groom’s niece, Wantaugh, N.Y. The flower girl was Rafaella Verdino, groom’s niece, Ozone Park, N.Y. The best man was Joseph Sabatini, brother of the groom, Ozone Park, N.Y. The groomsmen were Michael Brown, brother of the bride, Washington, D.C.; Scott Brown, brother-in-law of the groom, Wantuagh, N.Y.; Carmine Verdino, brother-in-law of groom, Ozone Park, N.Y.; and Gino Calderon, friend of the groom, Coast Guard, Sandy Hook, N.J. The junior ushers were Joey Sabatini, godson of the groom, Ozone Park, N.Y.; and Gregory Brown, nephew of the groom, Wantaugh, N.Y. The ring bearer was Cole Struyk, nephew of the bride, Framingham, Mass. A reception was held at the Aqua Turf Club, Plantsville. The bride is a graduate of Southington High School, Marist College with a bachelor degree in science in social work, and City College of New York, with a master of science in education. She is employed at IS 229, Bronx, N.Y., as a special education teacher. The groom is a graduate of Richmond Hill High School. He is employed at the U.S. Coast Guard, Sandy Hook, N.J.

‘Rock the Kettle’ The Southington Community Service/Salvation Army will be having an event called “Rock the Kettle.” It will be held at Machiavelli Restaurant 75 Center St., Southington on Friday, Sept 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. The show will feature the vocals of Steve Tropasso. All proceeds in this event will stay in the town of Southington and help assists residents with any needs that come into the office. For more information, call (860) 628-3761 or write For more information about Steve Tropasso, visit or facebook. com/tropasso.



CitizenCalendar produce, is open every Friday until October, 3 to 6 p.m., at 1003 S. Main St., in Plantsville. This week will feature artworks by Cathy Michanczyk and Sean Michanczyk, of the Paris in Plantsville Studio & Art Gallery, 15 W. Main St., Plantsville.

Clubs and organizations are invited to submit information about regular meetings and special events to The Southington Citizen to be published free of charge. Listings can be sent to news@southingtoncitizen. com, faxed to (860) 621-3660 or sent to 40 N. Main St., Southington, CT 06489. Please include a name and contact number.


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Mehovic Fundraiser — On Monday, Sept. 5, the New Britain Rock Cats will host a Mehovic Family Fundraiser at New Britain Stadium when the Cats take on the Trenton Thunder at 1:35 p.m. When tickets are purchased ahead of time, $4 from every $5 General Admission ticket will be donated back to the Trust Fund set up for Haris and Emir Mehovic. To participate, contact Evan Paradis at (860) 224-8383, ext. 19.

Coin show - There will be a rare coin and currency auction on Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Residence Inn, West St., Southington. Lot viewing will start at 5 p.m. with the auction starting promptly at 7 p.m. with free refreshments. Call or e-mail for a free catalog at or (860) 681-1511. Cub Scout sign up — A Cub Scout sign up night will be held at the Walter Derynoski Elementary School Cafeteria, 240 Main St., at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8. Cub Scouts is open to boys entering grades 1 through 5. Information: contact Cubmaster Donna Funk at (860) 463-5318 or eBabies registration — Registration will be held Thursday, Sept. 8, 9 a.m., at the library for Fall eBabies, Tales & Tunes for Tots, and


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Southington Parks and Recreation is offering the following trips: Niagara Falls, Canada, Friday, Sept. 23 to Sunday, Sept. 25 Boston, do your own thing, Saturday, Oct. 15 Montreal, Canada, Saturday, Oct. 8 to Monday, Oct. 10 Salem, Mass., Saturday, Oct. 29 Radio City Christmas Spectacular and Carmine’s, Saturday, Nov. 12 Kennebunkport, “Christmas Prelude,” Sunday and Monday, Dec. 4 and 5 New York City, do your own thing, Saturday, Dec. 10. For further information regarding trip fees, departure times and individual trip information, contact David Lapreay or Julia Be-

Fall softball Any manager interested in participating in the Southington Men’s Fall Softball League should register their team in the Southington Parks and Recreation Office as soon as possible. You must pick up a roster sheet and sign in. This is for town residents only. Bring in your roster, along with a check for your registration fee made out to “Town of Southington.” The Fall Softball League will begin shortly. Contact the Parks and Recreation Office at (860) 276-6219 with any questions.

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play will be starting on Sunday afternoons. Men and women interested in playing recreational co-ed soccer may e-mail for details and registration or contact the Southington Parks and Recreation Department at (860) 276-6219.

Limited pool schedule Southington town pools schedule is: Memorial Park Pool is closed for the season. Recreation Park Pool will remain open on a limited schedule through Sunday, Sept. 11, during the following hours: Sept. 2, 3:30 to 7 p.m.; Sept. 3 to 5, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sept. 6 to 9, closed; Sept. 10 and 11, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

library at 255 Main St., is open during the normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library will reopen on Saturdays after Labor Day.

The Southington Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled a fall session of beginners and intermediate ballroom dance lessons. These eight classes will be held on Wednesdays, Oct. 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30 and Dec. 7 and 14, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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sional and loving staff at The Suffield House for their love, care and compassion over the years. The funeral was held on Aug. 20, 2011, at The Heritage Funeral Home, West Suffield, followed by a Mass at St. Joseph Church. Burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery, Suffield. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Church, 140 S. Main St., Suffield, CT 06078 or the Suffield Volunteer Ambulance, P.O. Box 642, Suffield, CT 06078.

Welch and wife, Michelle, Daniel Skowronski and his wife, Yahel; a granddaughter, Cynthia Januale and her husband, Ralph; seven greatgrandchildren; her sister, Helen Osowiecki; two brothers, Joseph Szoka and his wife, Sally, and Stanley Szoka and his wife, Rowena; two sisters-in-law, Ann Szoka and Josephine Szoka; beloved cousin, the Cardinal Edmund C. Szoka and his sister, Irene Szoka, of Michigan; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers, Charles Szoka, Edward Szoka and Anthony Szoka Jr.; her twin sister, Alice Kreczko; and sisters, Bernice Zukowski and Sophie Krajewski. Her family would like to thank all the profes-

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Mary (Walsh) Vachon, of Plantsville, died on Aug. 21, 2011, at the Southington Care Center. She was the widow of Robert D. Vachon. She was born in Waterbury, on Aug. 12, 1934, the daughter of the late William J. and Josephine (Harmon) Walsh. She was a dedicated worker for the state of Connecticut for 25 years and retired as manager of the Department of Motor Vehicles in New Britain. She was a communicant of St. Aloysius Church. When wintering in Florida, she was a member of the St. Mary Star of the Sea Church and Ladies Guild. She also volunteered for the Mote Marine Aquarium on City Island, Fla. for eight years. She enjoyed spending time with her family, watching her grandchildren’s sports, traveling, sewing and gardening. She is survived by her loving children, Denise and husband, David Govoni, David and wife, Teresa Vachon, and Dennis and wife, Pamela Vachon; four grandchildren, Matthew and Ryan

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To the editor: I am growing tired of reading, hearing and seeing state Sen. Joe Markley promote himself for a higher statewide position. Does Sen. Markley represent us here in Southington or not? Does not appear to be the case. While other local representatives work hard for us in “local” issues, i.e. state Rep. Zeke Zalaski obtaining a state grant for the Ideal Forge remedial project, Sen. Markley continually appears on the John Rowland radio talk show about the utilities tax and killing the busway project by collecting petitions in Hartford on Aug. 22, but not here in beautiful Southington. Doesn’t he realize the proposed busway will help create jobs in his district that is

suffering over 10 percent unemployment? The Hartford Courant conducted a poll and the overwhelming majority want this busway construction project to move forward. Whatever happened to your local representative looking out for your constituents’ interests? What has Mr. Markley accomplished for the citizens of Southington and New Britain, who are basically poor and middle class? May I remind Sen. Markley that his Tea Party is more interested in reducing my mother’s social security benefits than closing corporate tax loopholes or getting the wealthy to pay their fair share. May be time to vote Sen. Markley out in 2012 so that he can obtain a full-time gig on the John Rowland show. Ralph Lombardi Southington

Southington Briefs Italian fest video available Video highlights of the 2011 Italian-American Festival is now available to the general public. The video was recorded over the three day event, July 29 to 31, and features the opening ceremonies, entertainment, vendors, Sunday mass, and the procession parade. For those interested, the 150-minute DVD video is available at Serafino’s Pharmacy, 35 N. Main St.

Shake it Up! set for Sept. 18 Concerned about the future of children’s health, Center Stage Dance Studio, of Southington, is organizing Shake it Up!, a dance and fitness festival on Sunday, Sept. 18. The event will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at the pavilion

Government Meetings

Monday, Sept. 5 Labor Day: town hall closed. Tuesday, Sept. 6 Planning and zoning commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 Board of police commissioners, Southington Police Department Community Room, 69 Lazy Lane, 6 p.m. Board of Education, town hall council chambers, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12 Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 Senior Citizens Commission, Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., 6:30 p.m.

Zoning board of appeals, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14 Board of finance, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20 Planning and zoning commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 Board of fire commissioners, fire headquarters, 310 N. Main St., 6 p.m. Board of Education, town hall council chambers, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26 Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m.

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on the former drive-in movie portion of Recreation Park. The family friendly event will include a dance program, karate and fitness activities and information. Parents and children will be able to learn how to maintain a health lifestyle and have fun at the same time. It is free. “We would like to make this an annual event,” said Denise Rivera, owner of Center Stage. For more information, call Rivera at (860) 793-8800.

Seeking contestants The Miss Southington Scholarship Program is looking for young ladies interested in participating in the 2012 pageant. It will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15 and is open to any girl between ages 17 (a senior in high school) to 24, and 13 to 17 for the teens competition. Contestants must be a United States citizen, reside or attend school in Connecticut. The Miss Southington program is a preliminary to Miss America. Areas of competition are interview, fitness, talent and evening wear. The next meeting will be held Sunday, Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. For more information, contact JoAnne Salerno, ex-

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Bunny found

A domestic white and black rabbit with slight brown markings was found Aug. 9 in the Mill Street area. It is either a young or miniature rabbit. The animal control officer said it could have escaped from an owner or may have been released to fend on its own. To claim it, call animal control, (860) 6288053.

Volunteers needed

Students need help. Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut hope individuals will become part of the volunteer family and experience the rewarding feeling of giving adults the gift of literacy. An introductory meeting will be held Thursday, Sept. 8, at 6 p.m., third floor, New Britain Public Library, 20 High St., for people to learn how they can change the life of someone in need. Literacy Volunteers have many adult students waiting for tutors to help them read, write and speak English. Register for the information session by calling (860) 229-7323 or email .

Have you seen us on facebook? Letters Policy Letters can be e-mailed to or send them to The Southington Citizen, 40 N. Main St., Southington, CT 06489.The Southington Citizen will print only two letters per person each month. Letters should be no more than 500 words. The Southington Citizen reserves the right to edit letters. We will only print signed letters. Please include your phone number (not for publication) for verification purposes. Letters to the editor is designed to be an open forum for ideas based on local issues. Letters that could be considered libelous will not be published. Deadline is noon Monday for Friday publication. Questions? Call The Southington Citizen at (860) 6205960.


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Irene Continued from page 2 scene to start clearing the way using a payloader. In Plantsville, homeowners on Silo Drive had several near misses. One tree almost crushed their backyard shed while a second tree split at the base and came within inches of the home’s addition. As is the norm when extreme rainy weather occurs, downtown Plantsville in the vicinity of Main and South Main streets, the entire roadway was covered between Faith Living Church and the Dunkin’ Donuts. Some motorists took the chance and drove successfully through the area. Police and fire officials soon erected “road closed” signs and stayed on the scene to prevent drivers from passing through. When the weather cleared Sunday afternoon, people began driving around to assess the neighborhoods. Numerous cars came to the parking lot of Brunswick Bowling on South Main Street to see how far the Quinnipiac River had

risen. In anticipation of the situation, the bowling alleys were not open on Sunday. Officials said earlier this week that people should take caution when walking and driving as there was still the possibility electrical wires and limbs could still fall. On Wednesday morning, 75 CL&P customers were still waiting for their power to be restored. The stoplight at the

intersection of Clark Street and South Main Street was still dark. And in most businesses and schools, it was business as usual. Photo courtesy of Barbara Amato Brush

A reader-submitted photograph shows a local home that took the brunt when a huge tree fell.

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Camp Sloper Outdoor Center Director Mark Pooler he was thrilled to have them as guests and happy they could come out. “You never know until you ask,” Pooler said. This would also be the first time the two talents from ESPN, also residents of Southington, have come out to Camp Sloper, an experience they both said was a good time. “For me, I’ve got two little ones that are going to be coming out here in a few years, so it’s a chance to see kind of what Camp Sloper’s all about,” Coachman said. “But at the same time, I’ve always loved kids, I’m fairly new to the community, I’ve only been here a couple years, so I want to be part of it whenever I can, and this is not something I feel like I have to do, I want to do it, and I love kids, so that’s the biggest thing.” “To just be here and see it and see everybody working together, not just the kids but

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Three adventuresome boys manage to get through the A fallen tree in a Recreation Park picnic grove barely massive puddle covering the road in downtown missed a picnic table and outdoor grill. Plantsville.

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A member of the blue team gets a lift from fellow teammates during YMCA Camp Sloper’s slam dunk contest. John [Myers] and his staff and what they’ve been able to do, it’s been great to know that something like this is here,” Coleman said. “And

I’m stunned how many kids are in Southington. I knew there were a lot of kids in Southington, I’m stunned that there are this many

kids; and it may not be all of them.” The first competitive drill was a timed relay, where contestants dribbled a basketball out to a cone, and dribbled their way back where they handed the ball to the next teammate, until everyone had gone, and the team with the best time won. The dribblers were young, and they slapped and pounded the ball up the court until it was time to whip it around back in the other direction. Furiously, they pumped their legs and arms to get the best time and show their colors proudly. The next competition was a shooting contest. Each shooter had to shoot from five marked spots on the court, getting one chance to make each shot, with the finale being a heave from half court, which just one contestant made to an eruption of cheers and applause from the entire crowd and the judges, not just his team. He even got a chest bump from Coleman. “The best thing for me is

the fact that people are cheering them on not just from their team, but from other teams,” Coleman said. “So when you have that in your head, you’re not thinking I’m down here by myself, they’re rooting me on to do the best I can. I thought that was great to see every kid getting cheered on from different groups of people.” Coachman said the enthusiasm and camaraderie was great to see. “You don’t have to be the best in order to be a good teammate,” Coachman said. “And I’ve always believed in that.” Then came the dunk contest, where counselors from the teams got to show off their skills to the judges in wild and creative ways. One contestant had another counselor get down on all fours, and then used him as a step to jump up and dunk the ball into the hoop, which was lowered a few feet from the official height of 10 feet. Coleman said that particular

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Helen Percival

Helen M. (Reardon) Percival died peacefully on Aug. 17, 2011, at Mercy Hospital in Portland, Maine. She left this earth quietly and in the presence of her family. She was born in Forestville in 1920, and grew up in New Britain, where she attended St Mary’s School and graduated from New Britain High School. After high school she met and married her husband, Howard Percival, and raised their family of four children. Along with her husband and four children, she cared for her nephew and her father-

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Joseph Spagna

Joseph Spagna, 56, Southington, died on Aug. 28, 2011, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Maryann (Paradise) Spagna. He was born in New Britain June 21, 1955, son of the late Salvatore and Josephine (DeGrandi) Spagna. He was a shop teacher at the Middle School of Plainville for 34 years. He was very active in helping others outside of his career as a teacher. He was a supervisor for American Medical Response in Waterbury, was on the Mt. Southington Ski Patrol, a volunteer in the Southington Fire Department, and was a member of Unico. He was also an avid scuba diver. He was a member of Mary Our Queen Church, Plantsville. Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Salvatore Spagna and wife, Stephanie; a daughter, Suzanne Spagna; a sister, Anna Satterfield and her husband, John; a niece, Alessia Satterfield, and a nephew, Ryan Satterfield. The funeral was held Sept. 1, 2011, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington. A Mass was held Sept. 2, 2011, at St. Thomas Church, Southington. Burial was at St. Thomas Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Bread for Life, P.O. Box 925, Southington, CT 06489.

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The Southington Library, 255 Main St., will reopen for Saturdays after Labor Day. Regular hours will be Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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William Fiske

William A. Fiske, 83, formerly of Southington, died, Aug. 18, 2011, following a short illness. He was born March 18, 1928, in Ventnor City, N.J., the son of the late George W. and Mildred (Johnson) Fiske. He was a 1946 graduate of Atlantic City High School and a 1950 graduate of Rutgers University. After serving in the United States Air Force, he spent his 35plus year career at the American Can Company, headquartered first in New York City and then Greenwich, until it ended its operations in the 1980s. On Oct. 5, 1957, he married Nancy A. Quinn in Westfield,

N.J. They lived first in Clark, N.J. and then enjoyed 25 years in Danbury, where they raised their family. In 1996, they moved to Ormond Beach, Fla. and spent 13 years celebrating their retirement. They returned to Connecticut in 2009 to spend more time with their children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, and his five children, Pamela Ravener and her husband, Thomas, of Endicott, N.Y., William J. Fiske, and his wife, Diana, of Simsbury, Constance Vliet and her husband, William, of Manchester, Catherine Woolfson and her husband, David, of West Hampton Dunes, N.Y., and Jennifer Wetzler and her husband, Gregory, of Newington; eight grandchildren, Shane and Quinn Ravener, Sarah and Hannah Fiske, Kevin and Andrew Vliet,

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Nicholas and Mitchell Quadrato, Christopher and Michael Manousos; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Biaggio and John DeFeo. A Mass was held Sept. 1, 2011, at St. Aloysius Church, Plantsville. Burial was at St. Thomas Cemetery. DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, was assisting with arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Bread for Life, P.O Box 925, Southington, CT 06489.

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Cub Scouts from Pack 40 complete a community service project on Aug. 29 by picking up trash from the grounds of Kelley Elementary School, in order to help get the school ready for the new year. People can learn more about Pack 40 by visiting the web page at: .

Rock Cats plan Mehovic fundraiser

On Monday, Sept. 5, the New Britain Rock Cats will host a Mehovic Family Fundraiser at New Britain Stadium when the Cats take on the Trenton Thunder at 1:35 p.m. When tickets are purchased ahead of time, $4 from every $5 General Admission ticket will be donated back to the Trust Fund set up for Haris and Emir Mehovic, whose parents tragically died in June.

IS YOUR CHILD PACKING ON TOO MANY POUNDS? As children and parents get ready for the new school year, it bears mentioning that backpacks that are either too heavy or worn incorrectly pose a risk of injury. In fact, about 6,000 school-age children experience backpack-related injuries in this country annually. To aver t such injuries, parents are urged to choose lightweight backpacks that extend no fur ther down than three-quar ters the length of their child’s back. It should also feature two wide, padded shoulder straps that the child should use to avoid putting too much strain on one side of his or her body. A waist strap also helps better distribute the pack’s weight. Most impor tantly, a loaded backpack should never exceed 15 percent of the child’s bodyweight. Remember to reduce the weight your child is carr ying, and balance the load over both shoulders. Call our clinic, 200 Queen St., at (860) 621-2225, for a thorough check up. We will carefully and gently evaluate your child and deter mine if any spinal misalignments cause irr itation and result in pain and soreness. Most insurance is accepted.

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SCC employee gains certification

Southington Care Center announced that C. Kate Keefe, registered yoga teacher, recently attended Kripalu Health and Wellness Keefe Center to complete her Yoga Therapy Certification in Yoga of the Heart. This is a specialty program for persons living with or at risk for cardiac, cancer and other life threatening conditions. She teaches yoga and tai chi classes at Southington Care Center and Mulberry Gardens.

Support group for dementia

There will be a support group for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia on the second Tuesday of the month, 6:30 p.m., at Mulberry Gardens of

Southington, 58 Mulberry St. Next session will be Sept. 13. The discussion covers topics including communication techniques, caregiver support, wandering, religion, music, behavior, family dynamics, validation breakthrough and more. For information and registration, contact Marie Terzak, at (860) 276-1020 and contact Terzak if attendees would like to arrange free care for a loved one during the group session.

SCC employee becomes RN Southington Care Center announced that Patty Dion, of Cheshire, received her registered nurse certificate in July. Dion has Dion worked at Southington Care Center as a certified nursing assistant for the last 10 years. She was

able to achieve her degree at Capital Community College.

Bereavement support group The Hospital of Central Connecticut is accepting enrollment for a free, fall bereavement support group at the New Britain General campus, 100 Grand St. The group is for those who have experienced the death of someone close to them in the past year. Space is limited; registration is required by Friday, Sept. 9. For information or to register, call Karen Caplan, (860) 224 5900, ext. 6573. The group will include: eight weekly or bi-weekly Tuesday (5:30 to 7 p.m.) sessions, led by a compassionate and experienced grief professional; a chance to talk about experiences, thoughts and feelings with others – to find out one’s not alone; education about grief and mourning – what to expect and what you need; and edu-

The Southington Citizen Friday, September 2, 2011 cation on skills and ways to cope so you can heal and grow.

Free health screenings Balance screenings: To receive a free balance screening by a licensed physical therapist, courtesy of the Southington Care Center, call (860) 378-1234. Appointments required. Fall risk screenings: Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave., offers fall risk screening and a new program to improve pain and balance in people with painful, circulatory conditions. For information, call (860) 621-9559. Blood pressure screenings: Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., first Thursday of every month, Sept. 1, 10:30 a.m.; Southington Community YMCA, 29 High St., first Tuesday of every month, Sept. 6, 9:30 a.m.; Price Chopper, 410 Queen St., third Monday of every month, Sept. 19, 10 to 11 a.m.; Bristol Hospital


Wellness Center, 842 Clark Ave., Bristol, on Wednesdays, Sept. 14 and Oct. 12, 10 a.m. to noon; and at Gnazzo’s Food Center, 73 East St., Plainville, on Fridays, Sept. 16 and Oct. 21.

Lecture about prostate cancer The public is invited to a free lecture about nutrition and prostate cancer Tuesday, Sept. 13 at The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s New Britain campus, 100 Grand St. Registration is at 6 p.m., followed by the talk, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dr. Mark A. Moyad, author and co-director of the men’s health program at the University of Michigan, will give a talk, followed by a question and answer session moderated by HCC urologists Dr. Joshua Stein and Dr. Raphael Cooper. A light supper will be served. Reservations are suggested, (860) 224-5299. The hospital’s George Bray Cancer Center offers a Prostate Cancer Support Group on the fourth Wednesday of every month. For more information, call (860) 224-5299.

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Grandparents Day Sept. 11

Mulberry Gardens of Southington, will present a Grandparents Day Celebration on Sunday, Sept. 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors can view the No. 99 AFLAC Ford Fusion Show Car as well as enjoy pony rides, live music, mums for purchase, face painting, Valentine the Clown and much more. Food and drinks will be available for sale. Shuttle bus service will be provided from the commuter lot on the corner of South Main Street and Mulberry Street. For more information, call (860) 276-1020 or visit

Calendar House events

Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., has the following activities: Calendar House will be closed Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day. Fall 2011 Session Computer Learning Center, classes begin Sept. 6. Genealogy Club – Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 1 p.m., in the Perry Room For more information regarding the Computer Learning Center, e-mail Forms available at Calendar House for Fall classes that start Sept. 19. Registration closes on Wednesday, Sept. 14

is limited. For more information or to RSVP, call Edesa Ciscar, (860) 628-5656.

Southington Remembers 911, 6:30 p.m., on Sunday, Sept. 11, will be held for the people of Southington to gather as one community on the grounds of Southington High School for a patriotic, memorial service. Joseph V. Erardi Jr., superintendent of schools, will be at the Calendar House on Friday, Sept. 9, at 12:15 p.m., to discuss proposed plans for renovations of the town’s middle schools. Ping Pong: Monday and Tuesdays, 9 a.m., and Wednesdays, 1 p.m. Wii available Thursdays 1 p.m. Alaska Yukon Experience: Friday, Sept. 16, presentation by Tours of Distinction. Pig Roast: Wednesday, Sept. 21, catered by Smokin’ with Chris. Tickets on sale until Sept. 14 Newsletters are at the Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., or on the website

There will be a support group for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia on the second Tuesday of the month, 6:30 p.m., at Mulberry Gardens of Southington, 58 Mulberry St. Next session will be Sept. 13. The discussion covers topics including communication techniques, caregiver support, wandering, religion, music, behavior, family dynamics, validation breakthrough and more. For information and registration, contact Marie Terzak, at (860) 276-1020 and contact Terzak if attendees would like to arrange free care for a loved one during the group session.

Identity theft presentation

Low Vision Support Group

The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart St., is having a special presentation, “Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft” Thursday, Sept. 22, at 5:30 p.m. The seminar is presented by Brian Monroe and John Palmieri. A complimentary dinner will be served and there will be a raffle to win a credit card/paper shredder. Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in America. Seating

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Life Stories project The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart St., a not-forprofit independent and assisted living community, is seeking volunteers for their Life Stories project. Trained volunteers help to capture and record the life stories of

seniors in residence. The volunteers must enjoy interacting with seniors and computer skills are helpful. Through a national initiative called “AmeriCorps in Eldercare Settings” volunteers are working directly with seniors as helpful story hunters. The Life Stories program has been made possible through an AmeriCorps grant. The Orchards at Southington was selected to be an ACES host site through a competitive process. For more information, contact Audrey Vinci at (860) 628-5656 or online at www.southingtonorchards. org.

Early deadlines for The Citizen

The Southington Citizen will be closed on Labor Day, Sept. 5. Because of the holiday, there will be early deadlines. The display advertising deadline is Friday, Sept. 2, 5 p.m.; classified advertising deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 6, 4 p.m. Letters to the editor, and news content and photos are due by Friday, Sept. 2, noon. For more information, call the office at (860) 620-5960 or email or news@south respectively.

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SHS breakfast program

Southington High School will begin serving breakfast on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Breakfast is available to all students in the cafeteria from 7 a.m. to 7:25 a.m., prior to homeroom. Menu items include cereal, bagels, fruit, juice, mini pancakes, or an egg and sausage sandwich. Students eligible for reduced lunch will receive a reduced price, and there is no cost to students eligible for free lunch.

Cub Scout sign up A Cub Scout sign up night

will be held at the Walter Derynoski Elementary School Cafeteria, 240 Main St., at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8. Cub Scouts is open to boys entering grades 1 through 5. For more information or if interested and are unable to attend the sign up night, contact Cubmaster Donna Funk at (860) 463-5318 or

Adult education registration Registration for the Southington Adult & Continuing Education programs has begun. Registration for GED, ESL, English and Math Refresher,

and Americanization was held earlier this week. Registration for enrichment classes can be completed by obtaining a form at the office, in the booklet recently mailed to all residents or by visiting, click on schools then adult education. Registration deadline is Sept. 2. After that date, walk-in registration must be used on Tuesday, Sept. 6 through Thursday, Sept. 8. There is a fee for some courses, books and materials. For more information, either visit the website or call the adult education office at (860) 628-3229, ext. 333, 6 to 8:30 p.m.

High school craft fair The Fourth Annual Southington High School Fall Craft Fair will be held Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 40 vendors will be showcasing their crafts. Items will include purses, jewelry, clothing, chocolates, sports items, kids items, florals, ”green” items, and more. There will

The Southington Citizen Friday, September 2, 2011 also be a full lunch menu and raffle drawings. There is an admission price to attend. For more information, email Lynn at .

Dean’s List The following students were named to the spring semester dean’s lists at their respective schools. Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y. — Maureen Finn, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications; Willie Santiago, School of Education and College of Visual and Performing Arts; Jessica Sikora, Martin J. Whitman School of Management ; and Danielle Spinello, College of Visual and Performing Arts; all of Southington.

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SHS Class of 1951 The Southington High School Class of 1951 has scheduled its 60th class reunion for Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Manor Inn. Anyone who has not received an invitation or needs information, contact Jean Simone Kirychuk at (860) 628-7913.

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

SHS Class of 1941 The Lewis High School Class of 1941 will be having a 70th Reunion on Sept. 25 at the Manor Inn, 1636 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike, Milldale, at noon. There’s a cost per person. The menu includes prime rib and broiled scrod, along with appetizers. For more information or to register, call Gertrude Bafuma, 860-628-7852.

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in Plantsville. The event will feature dinner, an open bar, DJ and dancing. Tickets are now available for a cost per person. Classmates are encouraged to bring their spouses or a date. Tickets will be higher at the door. For questions regarding ticket sales, contact Jessica Zita at or (860) 302-9199.

AAUW offers scholarship

The Greater New Britain Branch of the American Association of University Women is offering the $500 Effie Dwyer Holmes Scholarship to a woman who meets

the following qualifications: has completed at least one year of college; has a 3.2 or greater grade point average; has financial need; is a resident of Berlin, New Britain, Newington, Plainville or Southington and/or a daughter of a member of the Greater New Britain Branch of AAUW. Completed applications must be received by Oct. 15. Students studying for their bachelor or associate degree are eligible to apply. Applications are available only in the main libraries in Berlin, New Britain, Newington, Plainville and Southington. The scholarship will be awarded by Dec. 1. Questions may be directed to Emilie Yukna, AAUW Scholarship Committee, at (860) 828-6227.

Cancellation or early dismissal In case of a cancellation or early dismissal, parents/ guardians may subscribe to the Southington Public Schools Emergency Notification (www.southington- to receive an email of any school updates. Every effort is made to cancel school as early as possible on days of severe inclement weather. Cancellation information is available on the Connecticut Weather Center Website. Announce-

Giving isWhat Matters United Way of Southington Campaign Chair 2011-2012

Southington remembers 9-11 The Town-Wide Patriotic Memorial Service in honor of the 10th anniversary of 9-11-2011, will be held on Fontana Field at Southington High School on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome and there is no charge. Gates open at 5 p.m. to allow for arrival and seating of the expected crowd. Shuttle buses will begin picking up at 5 p.m. from DePaolo Middle School and Calendar House parking lots on Pleasant Street and Walmart Plaza on North Main Street. Parking will also be available in the SHS front parking lot while spaces are available. Handicapped parking is between the VoAg Center and athletic field . Rain date is Monday, Sept. 12. For more information, contact Chairwoman Leeanne Frisina, at (860) 628-0349, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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United Way and for the community to know that it is "Southington People, Helping Southington People". Sheila Durant Robinson Sheila Durant Robinson Sheila graduated from Southern CT State College with a BS degree in Special Education and received her Masters from Saint Joseph’s College. She retired from teaching in 2006 after 32 years. She has worked and volunteered in various community and after school programs teaching dance and theater to children and adults as well as students at risk. Sheila currently resides in Southington with her husband, Curtis D. Robinson. Together they have 6 children and 13 grandchildren that keep her busy along with their many charitable efforts and community involvement.

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Wine and dine Citizen photo by Julie Sopchak

Tony Papahristou, manager at Cava Restaurant on West Street, stands with the Award of Excellence given to the restaurant this month by Wine Spectator magazine. Papahristou said the restaurant’s wine cellar contains more than 200 wines coming from nine different countries, and his restaurant was the only one in the area to receive the award.


Talents Continued from page 23 dunk was his favorite. “The dunk was good, but the fact that guy sacrificed himself to do that, that was probably my favorite,” Coleman said. “That was probably my favorite in terms of working together, having fun

and somebody sacrificing themselves.” Both Coachman and Coleman seemed enthused to be at the event, playing the roles of guest judges with fun, and using the microphone to make jokes and keep interacting with the crowd. When the event was over, Coleman and Coachman hung around the court to talk to any fans who

School Lunch Menu Lunches for the week of Sept. 12 to 16: Southington High School Monday: Hamburger or cheeseburger, seasoned wedges, green beans, fruit Tuesday: Nachos with chili, cheese, Jalapenos, Mexican rice, corn, fruit Wednesday: Chicken Alfredo or meatballs over penne pasta, peas, pineapple Thursday: Big Daddy’s pizza with sauce, fried dough, garden salad, fruit Friday: Chicken tenders, macaroni and cheese, corn, fruit, wheat bread Middle schools Monday: Tangerine chicken, seasoned rice, oriental veggies, pineapple, fortune cookie Tuesday: Breadstick dunkers, meat sauce, green beans, pear Wednesday: Toasted

cheese sandwich, chicken noodle soup, carrot sticks with dip, mixed fruit Thursday: Big Daddy’s pizza or white garlic pizza, veggie sticks with ranch dip Friday: Buffalo chicken tenders, dips, broccoli, seasoned noodles, wheat bread, peaches Elementary schools Monday: Chicken patty or spicy chicken patty, three bean salad, potato wedge, mixed fruit Tuesday: Breadstick dunkers with meat sauce, green beans, orange Wednesday: Toasted cheese sandwich, chicken noodle soup, carrot sticks with dip, pineapple Thursday: Cheese pizza, veggie sticks with ranch dip, pears Friday: Chicken nuggets, seasoned noodles, corn, wheat bread, peaches

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Fantasy Friday By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen Welcome to the inaugural edition of Fantasy Friday. I’ve pondered for a little while whether or not to write a fantasy football column and finally I said, ‘I’m going to do it.’ So you can expect a new installment each week detailing what you need to know to win your league. Questions, comments, screaming mad insults, direct them to All right, with the NFL less than a week away, here are some quick draft tips for those of you who haven’t already drafted and are regretting picking Arian Foster No. 1 overall and taking the Jets’ defense in the third round. The Curse of The Top Pick: OK, so the draft order came out and look at that, hooray, the No. 1 pick! Sometimes the most daunting task is picking No. 1 overall – especially in the typical snake draft format where you’ll have to wait another 19 picks (in a 10team league) or possibly 23 picks (in a 12-team league) to go again. They, whoever that may be, should really establish a first-pick-phobia support group – many of us would have to make a trip there. In fact, it might even be better to pick in the middle of that first round, takes a lot of thinking out of the equation. Let’s break it down: If you’ve got the top pick, depending on how your league is setup, you want to go Adrian Peterson – Minnesota Vikings running back – or Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers quarterback – whatever position is more heavily

weighted in terms of scoring settings. I truly believe those are the top two guys on the board. Foster – Australian for “Watch Out!”: Houston Texans RB Arian Foster was the darling of the NFL and of fantasy leagues around the world last year. But like many at his position in years past who had a breakout year out of nowhere, beware. Would I take him in the first round, yes, maybe, but not before Jamal Charles, Chris Johnson, Peterson, Ray Rice, LeSean McCoy and Rashard Mendenhall. Maybe I’d even go with a top QB, again depending on your league setup, like Mike Vick, Tom Brady, Phillip Rivers or Drew Brees. I know, most of you aren’t going to listen to me, but Foster is already banged up in the pre-season and Houston throws the ball at will. Plus, Andre Johnson is probably the league’s top wide receiver – guess who he plays for? It’s hard to have the top fantasy receiver and running back because one usually takes points from the other. I’m not saying Foster isn’t going to be equally as good as last year – I am saying, you’re playing blackjack and you’re holding 17, you want to hit or you want to hold? Your call. Receivers and Sleepers: In talking with a fantasy cohort recently, we surmised that while the NFL is certainly a receiver league, in terms of fantasy, things work the opposite way. Because it’s a receiver league, there are plenty of wideout options to go around meaning don’t gamble on one higher than he’s projected. Andre Johnson is projected somewhere around 10 – ehhh –

Pair of former Knights return to Rentschler sidelines to kickoff season By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen For the University of Connecticut football program, a packed season opener at Re n t s c h l e r Field has become the norm. Dampness in the air, the sun waning as Rodriques the moon rises between the first couple of quarters; fans in prime condition enjoying their first tailgate of the year and filling the seats to the brim as the kicker places the ball down and signals the beginning of the season. That exhil- Chapman arating feeling pours down on Rentschler Field, much like the scores seem to pour down on the Huskies’ opponents on opening day. And tomorrow at noon, a pair of former Southington standouts gets to experience that feeling on the opposite sidelines as they take the field for Ford-

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Jake Rodriques is no stranger to Rentschler Field. He makes a tackle in a game against New Britain back in 2009. ham University. Southington’s Jake Rodriques and Jordan Chapman will return to Rentschler Field, where they played in high school, to play in Fordham’s first football game against a Division I-A program since 1954. “It’s like coming home again, playing in front of a lot of people I know. It’s going to be fun, I’m excited for it.

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Jordan Chapman playing against New Britain at Rentschler Field last fall.

I’m ready to go; I think we’re all ready to go. It’s going to be a big game,” said sophomore inside linebacker Rodriques. “It’s going to be cool being back there, but it’s more about just getting a win.” Southington is a lucky program, because since 2008 they’ve played a yearly game against New Britain on the Rentschler turf. This time, though, it will be a little bit different. “I’m extremely excited,” said Chapman, a freshman defensive back. “Last year when we played New Britain, playing at Rentschler was – I don’t even know how to explain it – it was awesome. I think coming back this year, playing UConn, my hometown team, it’s going to be an amazing experience with all of those people there. It’s going to be awesome.” Rodriques had a stellar first half of his senior season at linebacker for the Blue Knights in 2009 before getting hurt midway through the year and missing games the rest of the way. He entered Fordham last year as the first ever class to receive athletic

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, September 2, 2011

Warm summer nights

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At left, five Southington players were named to the Junior Legion Zone 1 All-Star team. The group was coached by Southington coaches John Susi, Mick Mazzerella and Jeff Shaw. The Southington players were Brett Susi, Ted Shaw, Justin Rose, Joe Hayes and Matt Sirois. Zone 1 beat Zone 8, 9-4. At right, in July, the Junior Legion baseball team captured Zone 1. Pictured in the front row from left, Ted Shaw, Junior Castro, Matt Sirois, Brett Shaw, Zac Susi, Dave Palladino and Joe Hayes. Back row from left, Assistant Coach Mick Mazzerrella, Assistant Coach Jeff Shaw, Chris Bunko, Andrew Stearns, Brett Susi, Jordan Gray, Steve Mierzejewski, Justin Rose, Zack Maxwell, Chad Mehmel and Head Coach John Susi.

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not that he’s not good, but can’t you get a guy like Calvin Johnson a little while later for cheaper and get the same production and spend that higher pick on a value RB or QB? I’ll answer that one for you – Yes! As for sleepers, my guy is Kevin Kolb. I’m not a fantasy genius, although I may be a fantasy genie – go ahead

with your three wishes – anyways, Kolb is a guy who you can get really late. We’re talking fifth, sixth, seventh, who knows how long he’ll hang around the old draft board, and he might, just maybe, put up top five quarterback numbers. He never had a chance in Philly, now he’s with a good offense with arguably the best actual receiver in the NFL in Larry Fitzgerald, shout out to the University of Pittsburgh, and is the guaranteed starter.


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the trophy says, “Champion – Lightning Bolts.” C’mon, this isn’t youth soccer. 4. It’s always fun to name a team that plays off one of your players’ names. It builds good morale amongst the group, although watch out for inflated egos. 5. Did I mention don’t use ‘Corn on the Kolb?’ OK, you’re ready. DISCLAIMER, I take 10 percent of the winnings so you’re roped in to that deal. You can send a check, made out to me, in the mail (joke sign). Talk to you next week!

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yet,” he said excitedly. “I was talking to my roommate and we’re like, ‘We’re playing UConn. Like the University of Connecticut, who played in a Bowl Championship Series bowl game last season.’ It still hasn’t set in yet, so it’s a pretty big deal.”

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to going out there and getting a win and getting the season started off right,” said the inside linebacker. But Chapman knows it’s not just any other game. “It’s definitely going to be a unique experience. The fact that we’re playing UConn, it still hasn’t set in

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life. But then I’m going to have to focus back up, do my assignment and get the job done.” Beyond the experience, it’s a big game and a winnable game from the Rams’ perspective. “Not only is it the first game, but it’s a game that we’re an underdog in so that just gives us all the more reason to want to win it,” commented Rodriques. “Everybody’s excited. Everybody’s going out there looking for a win. Nobody’s scared. We’re ready to go. We’re going out there like it’s a regular football game because it is. So we’re trying to get a win and get our season going.” Chapman had a similar feeling. “This game is absolutely huge for us. It’s our first game (since 1954) against a Division I-A, big-time school so that’s a pretty big deal. We also play Army later in the season, but I think UConn, it’s like the staple of our season, so it’s huge for us,” he said. “If we come out, if we run our assignments, if we do everything that we’re supposed to do, I think we can give UConn a run for their money.” And with the dawning of September comes the dawning of a new football season and that’s what Rodriques is all about. “I’m just looking forward




scholarships in football and got some playing time, including a couple of starts. “I feel like we’re a start of a new level of (Fordham) football,” he said about the scholarship class. “I think starting with my class we’re going to take it to a new level of competitiveness.” This season, when the Rams take the field at Rentschler, Rodriques is expected to have his name called right off the bat as a starter at weak-side linebacker. “I’m just trying to get into a rhythm and get some wins under my belt,” he said of the transition to the starting lineup. “I’ve been (at Rentschler) before so I know how it is. I know the field, I know the stadium and all of that, so I feel like I’m going to be pretty comfortable in there.” While it will not be his first time on the green grass of Rentschler, it will be a new experience and he’ll have plenty of people supporting him. “I have tons of people coming. I don’t even know the exact number right now, but it’s easily over 50,” explained Rodriques. Chapman concurred. “I have a bunch of family going – my mom, my sister, my grandmother’s going – and a bunch of other people that are close family friends,” Chapman said. “Then there’s the whole friend circle. I have friends that are actually going to UConn right now who I know are going to the game and then kids who aren’t going to UConn who are going to the game as well. So there’s going to be a pretty big support group not for just myself, but for Jake as well.” Both players reported to school around the July 4 weekend. From there it was working out, taking a summer class for Chapman and preparing for camp which started Aug. 7. “It’s been tough, but we’ve been working hard. We’ve got some people down, but a lot of people are stepping up,” explained Rodriques. Life as a freshman has

been even a little more difficult. After only one year of high school football, Chapman, a fantastic athlete, says there’s quite a learning curve. “I think I’m adjusting pretty well to the speed of the game like learning the position and all of the reads I have to make and everything, but it’s still a lot to learn,” Chapman explained. “It’s definitely been tough at times because the only way to learn is by making mistakes so in practice I’m making mistakes all the time, but that’s the only way I can learn. It’s taken me a little bit of time to know everything. “Compared to the other corners and players on the team, they’re a lot more experienced than I am, so I know I have a long way to go, but I think I’m getting there.” As for playing time, Chapman hopes to get a couple of starts later in the season, but on opening day, he just wants to get out on the field. “I’m not sure how much time I’m going to get, but from what I’ve been told, I should be getting in for a couple plays, at least,” he said. And he plans on making the most of it. “I hope I can soak it all in,” Chapman said. “Being at Rentschler Field again with all of those people – I don’t know how many people the stadium holds, but there’s going to be a lot of people – so just that moment when you go out on the field and the play’s about to start and you hear the crowd roaring, that’s something I want to remember for the rest of my


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DePaolo volleyball tryouts

DePaolo Middle School girls volleyball team tryouts will be held on Sept. 1, 2 and 6 immediately after school until 5:30 p.m. in the school gym. A sports physical form and emergency form must be completed prior to trying out and a yellow card obtained from the school nurse. See for more information. Any questions, contact the coach at Candidates are also encouraged to listen to morning announcements the first day of school for any changes or updates.

Cheer clinic

The Southington Knight Cheerleaders will sponsor their seventh annual one-day cheerleading clinic for students in grades one through eight. The clinic will focus on skill development. It will be Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 10, with signin from 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. and it starting at 9:30 a.m. At the end of the day, around 2:30 p.m., there will be a short presentation of skills learned. It will be at the Southington High School gym. The fee includes a pizza lunch, snack and T-shirt. For additional information, contact Karen Fazzone, (860) 9196259, or Lisa Mueller, (860) 919-7147. To report upcoming events for publication in The Southington Citizen, please e-mail information to We reserve the right to edit for content and space.

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

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Rally for the Cure The Hawk’s Landing Ladies Golf League will hold its 11th Annual Susan G. Komen Rally for the Cure on Wednesday, Sept. 21, to raise money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure Connecticut Affiliate. The tournament is dedicated to the life and memory of Gail DePaolo Butkus, who lost her battle with breast cancer and who was a long time member of the league. It’s a nine-hole, scramble format that begins with a continental breakfast at 8 a.m. and a shotgun tee off at 8:30 a.m. Play is followed by a luncheon to honor Butkus’ memory and breast cancer survivors who are present. There is an entry fee and nongolfers can just attend the luncheon for a fee if they’d like. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information on registrations or sponsorships, contact Grace Terry, (860) 628-5761,, or Pauline DiNello, (860) 747-4384.

Festival needs race musicians The Race Committee for the upcoming Apple Harvest Festival is looking for local musicians to play music along the 5 mile and 5K race routes for the upcoming Apple Harvest Festival Road Races on Sunday Oct. 2. John Myers, race director, said, “We are always continuing to look for ways to enhance the atmosphere and spirit of our races. Nothing like a little ‘live’ music to get runners pumped up.” If interested, local musicians should contact Myers, at (860) 621-8737, by Sept. 9. As a small gesture of appreciation, musicians performing will get their names on the back of the runners’ T-

Exhibit includes Mayer’s paintings Plantsville artist Tom Mayer will have some of his plein air paintings in the exhibit “Shoreline Paintings” at the Acton Public Library, 60 Old Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook. The exhibit, featuring Connecticut and Massachusetts artists, will run Sept. 6 to Oct. 14. For more information, call the library at (860) 395-3184.

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Antoinette Sabadosa Antoinette (Mongillo) Sabadosa, 93, of Southington, died on Aug. 29, 2011, at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley Memorial campus. She was the wife of the late Joseph J. Sabadosa Sr. She was born in Southington on June 27, 1918, the daughter of the late Antonio and Michaelina (Fiorillo) Mongillo. She loved to cook and bake especially for her family. She enjoyed her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren and loved to see and visit with them. She is survived by a son, Joseph Sabadosa Jr. and daughter-in-law, Nancy, of Southington; three grandchildren, Douglas Sabadosa, Glenn and wife, Virginia

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John T. Wholley Jr., Esq., 58, of Southington, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family, on Aug. 27, 2011. He was the high school sweetheart and lifelong love of Pamela (Paquette) Wholley, to whom he was married for 36 years. He was born Feb. 5, 1953, in Hartford, to the late Purple Heart recipient John T. Wholley Sr. and Rosemary (McCarthy) Wholley. He was raised in South Windsor and attended East Catholic High School. He earned a bachelor of science in economics and psychology from Trinity College, where he played varsity football and golf. In 1986, he received his J.D. from Quinnipiac University School of Law and was admitted to the Connecticut Bar. Shortly after his father’s death, he, along with his brother, took over his parents’ “mom and pop” Better Bedding shop, est. 1976, and expanded it into a dominant chain of 21 retail sleep stores across the state, ending in 2009. Better Bedding, under the Wholley’s former ownership, was named Retailer of the Year by the Connecticut Retail Merchants Association, Family Business of the Year by the University of Connecticut School of Business, and National Retail Giant of Bedding by Furniture Today Magazine. As president, he showed an unwavering commitment to honesty, integrity and philanthropy. Better Bedding regularly partnered with state and charitable organizations including UConn Athletics, St. Vincent De Paul Society, Greater Hartford Salvation Army, Jim & Pat Calhoun Cardiology Center and Ronald McDonald House. He was also a board member of the Connecticut Better Business Bureau for 16 years and chairman for one; in 2008, he was personally inducted into the Connecticut Business Hall Of Fame. Above all, John was a man of honor — in business, at home and before God. He was

most proud of his family. And for them, he worked hard, loved wholeheartedly and prayed unceasingly. In addition to his wife, Pamela, he leaves behind the joys of his life, his children, Jonathan J. Wholley, of Vernon, UConn football coach; Meredith A. Wholley, Esq., of New York, litigation attorney; and Zachary J. Wholley, of Southington, student-athlete at University of Maryland; his two sisters, Rosemary Malin, of Broad Brook, and Elizabeth Harvey, husband, Richard Harvey, of East Hartford; and his brother, Thomas Wholley Sr., wife Kathryn Wholley, of Glastonbury; and extended family including 23 adoring nieces and nephews. The funeral was held on Aug. 31, 2011, at Plantsville Funeral Home, Plantsville. A Mass of Christian burial was held Sept. 1, 2011, at St. Thomas Church, Southington. Burial followed in South End Cemetery, Southington. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s


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On Aug. 29, Library Director Susan Smayda, left, presents Matthew Wayton with an eReader for being the grand prize Reads that Refresh Lucky Reader. His entry form was pulled from the more than 550 entries for the prize. Wayton’s winning entry was for “The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla,” described as “great storytelling.” Southington readers, ages 18 and older, participated for 10 weeks for the opportunity to receive a Chamber Mall discount card and Bertucci’s “dough.” Every weekly entry was included in the grand prize drawing for an eReader.

Donation Continued from page 14 focusing on education, recovery and health. His most ardent mission is providing, through St. Francis Hospital, free screening for prostate cancer and recently helping to raise the funding through

a golf tournament to pay for surgery for 10 indigent men. “We are all brothers and sisters in the eyes of God,” Robinson said. Hafford said there has been an tremendous demand for help from Bread for Life and Southington Community Services. The organizations are having difficulty

meeting the needs, he said. “More than 30,000 meals have been served this year,” he said. “The hungriest in our midst may not know where their next meal is coming from, but we do. It is from the kindness and generosity of good people like you,” Hafford told Robinson.


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Army Pvt. Robert R. Telfer has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman. He is the son of Joseph and Gina Telfer, of Southington. Robert R. Telfer graduated in 2004 from Southington High School.

The Army Reserve’s 99th Regional Support Command held its annual Ambassador Inform a t i o n Meeting at the Maj. John P. Pryor Army Reserve Center, Venditto Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., June 24 to 26 to discuss the Army Reserve’s vision, mission and strategy for the future, and the role Army Reserve Ambassadors will play in supporting soldiers and their families after 10 years of conflict. Local resident and Army Reserve Ambassador Carl Venditto, of Southington, one of Connecticut’s two ambassadors, participated in the meeting and assisted in planning the way ahead for

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the Ambassador Program and received training and information on key issues facing the Army Reserve today. He also had the opportunity to attend the concurrent 99th RSC-hosted Customer Support Conference, which offered briefings from different staff sections in an effort to increase awareness and cooperation between the RSC and its supported customers. Venditto is the chairman emeritus for the Employer Support to the Guard and Reserve Committee. He served as a teacher, principal and school administrator and is a member of the American Legion, Reserve Officers Association, American Red Cross, the Marine Corps League and other organizations.Venditto was selected by then-governor M. Jodi Rell as one of the Connecticut Veterans of the Year 2007, according to the U.S. Army Reserve website.


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Military Honor Roll Southington residents in service to their country honor roll of heroes RANK BRANCH OF SERVICE PRESENT DUTY STATION S/SGT ANG Afghanistan 1st. Lt. US Army Iraq Lt. Col USMC Hq. USMC Arlington Va. CW3 CT Army Res. West Harford, CT SAMN USAFR Keesler AFB, Miss. MA1 (SW) USN Norfolk, Va. CPL. USMC Camp Lejeune, N.C. 1st. Lt. US Army Afghanistan Major US Army Fort Bragg, N.C. Major US Army Ft. Eustis, Va. PFC US Army NG Afghanistan SGT. USMC DI MCRD San Diego, Calif. CAPT. USAF Defense Pentagon, Washington D.C. SGT. US Army Iraq Spec. 4 US Army Iraq LANCE CPL. USMC 29 Palms, Calif. SGT US Army Fort Riley, Kansas SRA USAF Fairchild AFB, Washington LTC Army NG Hartford CW2 Army NG Waterbury Senior Airman USAF South Korea CPL. USMC Camp Pendleton, Calif. Major US Army Afghanistan CAPT. US Army Ft. Sam Houston, Texas Cadet USMA (Army) West Point, N.Y. Cadet USMA (Army) West Point, N.Y. S/SGT. USAF Schriever, AFB, Colorado Springs, Colo.

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Military Honor Roll Southington residents in service to their country honor roll of heroes RANK BRANCH OF SERVICE PRESENT DUTY STATION S/SGT US Army Kuwait LT. US Coast Guard St. Petersburg, Fla. MAJOR USAF Mildenhall Royal Air Force Base T/SGT USAF Korea S/SGT. US Army Fort Drum, N.Y. CAPT. USMC New River Air Base, N.C. CAPT. USMC Camp Lejeune, N.C. WARRANT OFFICER CT ArmyNG Camp Rell, Niantic, Conn. LANCE CPL. USMC Camp Lejeune, N.C. LANCE CPL. USMC Camp Lejeune, N.C. CPL. USMC Camp Pendelton, Calif. LANCE CPL. USMC Afghanistan CPL. USMC Camp Lejeune, N.C. Corpsman USN Afghanistan Seaman USN USS Eisenhower MAJOR US Army Iraq CAPT. USAF Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. 2nd LT USMC Quantico, Va. SGT. USMC MCAS, Beaufort, S.C. SGT. USMC MCRD, Parris Island, S.C. S/SGT. USAF RAF Croughton, England

NAME Jay Larson Brendan J. McKinnon Matthew Moneymaker Michael J. Mongillo II Justin Mottoshiski Andrea Neagle Brendon Neagle Leonard F. Ostasiewski Nathanial Penfield Andrew P. Policki Michael J. Policki Ryan C. Politz Aaron J. Pryzbek David N. Sauer Jeremy Smith Michael A. Sposato Christopher Szabo, M.D. Jason D. Topshe Ian Wheeler Ryan Wheeler Russell A. Yorski

The honor roll is maintained by the Elks Club veterans committee. For more information or to submit information about a member of the military from Southington, contact Len Marcheselle at (860) 621-3792.

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Property Transfers

Edward S. McElroy Jr. and Roxie McElroy to Harold E. and Shirley C. White, 722 Berry Patch Way, $193,000. Elizabeth B. Lazariel to Patricia M. Trenchard, 716 Berry Patch Way, $185,000. David J. and Rajee R. Julian to Richard A. and Theresa A. Ciamarra, 33 Weiss Way, $469,900. Keith Larsen, Elva W. Larsen and Kathryn D. Fournier to Juan C. Mendoza, 177 Michael Drive, $249,000. Benjamin Davis and Kimberly H. Miller to Anthony P. Spinnato and Caitlin J. Farrell, 71 Masthay Circle, $306,000.

Business Briefs

CT Land and Homes LLC to Benjamin Davis and Kimberly H. Miller, 65 Porriello Drive, $495,000. Vault Alpha LLC to Elizabeth A. Jaworowski, 322 Belleview Ave., $265,000. Tatiana A. Helevirta to Steven J. Lacroix, 716 East St., $190,000. Robert Carretta, Joanne M. Carretta and Patricia A. Carretta to Peter B. and Holly M. Beck, 155 Walnut St., $280,000. Mary E. McLaughlin to Christopher A. Siwik and Melissa S. Harris, 1205 Pleasant St., $276,000.

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Beautiful Colonial f eatures wraparound porch, granite counters, fancy moldings in dining room. A lot of hardwood flooring included & much more! $448,900.


New chamber member Harvest Moon Foods, 101 Center St., has joined the Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce. This store is a gluten-free store and market. The contact persons are Kari and Stan Gonska, (860) 426-9400 or gonska78@ .

CompuMail honored Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce member CompuMail, owned by Dana and Kathy Rickard, was awarded a Benny, the highest honor in the 2011 Premier Print Awards for their entry “CompuMail Dimensional Printing Creative and File Preparation Guidelines.” The local company received the Benny for Print/Graphics Arts SelfPromotion. More than 3,200

entries were received from printing and graphics arts firms across the world. “This is the first year we entered the Premier Print Awards and to come away with a Benny is an honor and reflects the hard work of our staff and unique equipment capabilities,” said Dana Richard, president of CompuMail. The Rickards started CompuMail 20 years ago at a small office on North Main Street, moved up the street to another rent, then to Meriden-Waterbury Road and now at a 20,000-square-foot facility located on Captain Lewis Drive. — Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce

New location for business The Natural Path, a yoga studio and holistic therapy center, has moved from

Lobster bake SUDOKU ANSWER


Citizen photo by Robin Lee Michel


A sign for a lobster bake gives the details on the event being held at Engine Company 3, located at 35 Clark St., Milldale. There is a charge to attend; tickets can be purchased Mondays, 7 to 9 p.m., at the firehouse or by calling (860) 637-7525.


INDUSTRIAL SPACE TO SHARE Call: 203-317-2330 for more information or search our listing on (11 Crown Street, Meriden, CT)

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Plantsville to 31 Liberty St., Suite 108, Southington. Aug. 29 was the planned opening date. The contact number is (860) 426-9766 or visit

Chamber business tent reservations The Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring its seventh year of offering two large tents during both weekends of the Apple Harvest Festival for a business expo. The expo features 12 business booths rented by members for one or both weekends. An estimated 8,000 festival goers visited the business booths last year. For more information and a brochure detailing the price, call the chamber of commerce office at (860) 6288036.


Friday, September 2, 2011 — The Southington Citizen

Southington Briefs Chorale ready for new season Southington Festival Chorale meets at Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St., Plantsville, on Monday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. Rehearsals for the Christmas Concert begin on the first Monday after Labor Day in September, Sept. 12, and the concert is held on the first Sunday in December, Dec. 4, 3 p.m., at the Plantsville Congregational Church. The Christmas concert will be performed on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m. at the Plantsville Congregational Church Rehearsals for the Spring Concert begin on the first Monday after New Year’s Day at the church. The concert is held on the first Sunday in May, 3 p.m., at the First Lutheran Church, 232 Bristol St., Southington. All voice parts are welcome and there are no auditions. There are annual dues. Concerts are free, however, freewill donations are accepted. For more information, contact Liz at (860) 621-2837.

Accordionists to meet The next gathering of the Connecticut Accordion Association will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Spartan II Restaurant, 930 Meriden-Waterbury Road, Plantsville. This month the group will celebrate Grandparents Day with a special program for grandchildren and great-grandchildren entitled “An Accordion! What is THAT?” The program will feature a book and presentation introducing the instrument to youngsters younger than the age of 10. Several young accordionists, along with their teacher, Mary Tokarski, will perform. Pizza will be served at 2 p.m. The event is free for children 10 and younger. All others are welcome for a fee. RSVP is required by Thursday, Sept. 22 to Marilyn at (203) 272-1202 or visit

Chorale open rehearsal Chorale Connecticut, a select group of regional mixed voices, is seeking new singers for all voice parts. An open rehearsal is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 12. The chorale’s holiday concert entitled “Radiant Light” will be performed Dec. 3 and 4. Rehearsals are held Monday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 159 E. Main St., Meriden. After the open rehearsal, singers will have the opportunity to talk with Dorothy Barnhart, the chorale’s artistic director. For more information, call (860) 621-

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Apple Valley Quilters will have its J O B S ■ TA G S A L E S ■ C A R S ■ H O M E S ■ P E T S first meeting of the new season TuesRENTALS ■ ITEMS FOR SALE ■ SERVICE DIRECTORY day, Sept. 13, 7 p.m. The new location is PUBLIC/ LEGAL AUTOMOBILES The Summit at Plantsville, 261 Summit NOTICES St., Plantsville. Discussions will be held SOUTHINGTON A GREAT DEAL! about upcoming programs for the new LEGAL NOTICE Can be found year. New members are always welThe Southington Public Every Day At come. School System is accepting STEPHEN TOYOTA bids for Snow Removal and 1-800-479-0843 or Sanding Services 2011-

Food pantry needs items

Bread for Life, the community soup kitchen and pantry, needs items including cereal, pasta sauce, jelly, tuna fish, snacks and juice boxes. Food donations may be made Monday through Friday at Bread for Life, Fellowship Hall (in back of the Masons building), 76 Main St., Southington, between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., or at the Southington Community Food Pantry, Southington Community Services, 91 Norton St., Plantsville, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

BID-20. Bids may be obtained online at www.SouthingtonSchools.o rg Purchasing Department then Bids and RFPs. Sealed bids are due on or before 2:30 p.m. EDST September 13, 2011 at which time they will be opened publicly.

CADILLAC Deville 2000 - 1 owner. Excellent condition. $7000 or best offer. Call (860) 346-4619 between 12 & 1pm or after 6pm.

TAG SALES SOUTHINGTON - 35 Eastview Rd (off Raynor) Sat & Sun. Sept 3 & 4. 8am-4pm. Rain or shine. Tons of toys, household items, dvds, baby gear, clothes & more.

LOST & FOUND FOUND Cat: Orange creamish, short-haired cat without a collar, very healthy looking, keeps coming to my yard on Carter Lane, Plantsville. If lost, please call Theresa at (860) 621-1111.


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Republicans plan dinner Dan Lovallo, host of radio’s Talk of Connecticut, will be the featured speaker at the Southington Republican’s “Keep the Momentum Going” dinner to be held on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at the Aqua Turf Club, Mulberry Street, Southington. A social hour begins at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. All are welcome. There is a ticket price to attend and raffle tickets are also available. For more information, call Juanita Champagne, at (860) 621-9449, or Brian Callahan at (860) 681-2357.

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Chrysler Sebring 2009 Touring, Convertible, Automatic. #9410P $16,999 Chrysler Certified Pre-Owned. Comes with a balance of 6 years or 80,000 miles of powertrain warranty.

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Bread for Life fundraisers Events this fall to benefit Bread for Life: The organization is sponsoring the Sept. 3 showing at the drive in. People can bring food and monetary donations that evening and cotton candy will be sold. There will also be the Community Harvest Food Drive on Saturday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., sponsored by the Rotary Club; and Soup Nite on Oct. 19 at Southington High School.

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, September 2, 2011 AUTOMOBILES




HONDA Civic 1997 Good engine, tires, brakes. $1,000. Call 203-238-1097

DODGE CHARGER 2008 SXT, Automatic #11361A $17,588 Chrysler Certified Pre-Owned. Comes with a balance of 6 years or 80,000 miles of powertrain warranty.

HONDA ACCORD EXL 2004 V6, Fully Loaded. All power. Leather Interior. Sunroof. $12,500 Stock #3677

HYUNDAI Sonata 2003 V6, Automatic. AC, AM/FM/CD. One Owner, PW, PDL, Cruise. Stock# P3891A $5,995

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MITSUBISHI Eclipse GS 2004 Silver, 2.4L, Auto, Sunroof. Good condition. $3,450. Call after 5pm 860-655-1358


DODGE Caravan EXT 2005

Special Edition 1.85 Rockford Fosgate Package $8,500 Stock #4524

Dual Sliding Doors. ABS Wheels. Rear Entertainment System. $7,500 Stock #8996

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SA T U RN A U R A 2 0 0 8 Auto, Full Power $11,994 Stock# C7106 (203) 237-5561

VOLKSWAGEN Passat GLS 2005 1.8T, Leather, Moonroof, AT, Monsoon Sound System, Alloys. One Owner. Stock# 111003A $9,990



H O ND A C I V I C 2 0 0 2 DODGE STRATUS 2003 $3,988 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $1,288 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

EX, Automatic $6,991 Stock# C7161 (203) 237-5561

J E E P W r an g l e r 2 0 0 5 5 Speed, Soft Top, 13K $13,993 Stock# C7131A (203) 237-5561

N IS SA N V ER SA 2 0 1 0 Hatch, Auto $14,593 Stock# C7134 (203) 237-5561

Jeep Commander 2006 Limited, GPS, Navi, Sunroof, 4x4. #11224B $18,988


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Auto, Sedan $10,692 Stock# C7147 (203) 237-5561

(203) 235-1686 CHRYSLER Town & Country Limited 2001 New tires & A/C sys., multi-CD stereo, leather int, 113,000 miles. $5,500. Call Tom 203-217-2872

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H Y U N D A I S O N A T A 2 00 1 $3,988 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $1,288 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2003 2 Door Convertible AT, AC, Custom Alloys, All Power. One Owner. Good gas mileage. Stock# 12-009A $7,990

PONTIAC GRAND AM 2001 $3,888 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $1,288 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

Chrysler Town & Country LX 2008 Mini Van, Automatic, 6 Cyl #11400B $14,988

Volkswagen Passat 2008 4 Door. Automatic. Stock# 5605B $18,995

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Friday, September 2, 2011 — The Southington Citizen

ATTIC & BASEMENTS CLEANED GARY Wodatch Debris removal of any kind. Homeowner’s, contractor’s, small dumpsters avail. Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430

Pete In The Pickup Junk Removal & Odd Jobs 203-886-5110 GARY Wodatch Demolition Services. Sheds, pools, decks, garages, concrete walks, patios, Quick, courteous srv. All calls returned. Ins. #566326. Office 203-235-7723/Cell 860-558-5430

CONCRETE & CEMENT SOLO CONCRETE, LLC Big or small, we do it all! Driveways, sidewalks, Patios, cellar floors, Steps, additions, stamp concrete Free estimates. License and insurance. CT HIC# 0630938 Tel-203-537-4125 Fax-203-440-2734

DUMPSTERS DUMPSTER RENTALS BROSNAN DUMPSTERS. Storm cleanups, home clean-outs & remodeling jobs. License# 551920. Call Rich, 203-238-2571


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

HOUSE CLEANING POLISH/ENGLISH speaking woman to clean house w/care. 2nd cleaning 50% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. 860-538-4885


Pete In The Pickup Junk Removal & Odd Jobs 203-886-5110

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


203-237-2122 EXCAVATING

REPAIRS Large or Small entry door & window replacement done by owner, also provide additions, finish basments, deck & complete home improvements. Free est. 203238-1449 CT REG. #578107

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

TPM SERVICES LLC Carpentry & Home Improvements: Kitchens, Bathrooms, Decks, Doors & Windows, Independent Document Review. Free est. HIC#582204. Call Tom at 203-640-4077 or email:

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

HAVE DUMP TRUCK- Will carry out junk, debris, furniture, appliances, etc. We Take It All! Free Estimates. Call Ed.

JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We clean Estates, Homes, Attics, Bsmt, Gar, Yard, Appliances ***FREE ESTIMATES*** 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218



EXP’D Mature, reliable woman will care for your child/children in your home. Southington. Refs upon request. 203-482-5278

HIGHLANDCONTRACTOR.COM Seamless Gutters/Downspouts Gutter cleaning/repairs No Job Too Small. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084


GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 cell 860-558-5430 YARD CLEANUPS, Hedge trimming, brush & small tree removal. Odd jobs. Dump Runs. Junk Removal. Don 203-235-1318

BILL RUDOLPH LANDSCAPING Paver walkways, retaining walls, drainage, shrub replacement, lawn repairs. Landscape design. Sidewalk renovation. Free Est. Lic #563661 203-237-9577 JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Shrub & tree pruning, all your landscaping needs. Top Quality Work. Fully Licensed & insured. 203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311 COMMERCIAL and Residential Spring Clean Up, Aerating & Dethatching , Mowing. Much more. Lic & insured. CT#615434. (203) 927-2681



RETAINING Walls, Paver Walkways and Patios. Licensed and insured. Free estimates. CT#615434 For all your landscape needs call 203-927-2681

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

All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service

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

HEDGE TRIMMING Mowing, clean-ups, mulch, brush, pricker & small tree removal. Clean Gutters & Power wash. 203-530-4447.


T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC KITCHENS, Baths, Mudshowers, Basement Remodeling, Decks, Windows, Doors, Roofs, Fencing. Call John 203-715-9200 Free Estimates. CT Lic #608245


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


A & A Lawn Care-Call now for free est. on tree, shrub and debris removal. Hurricane Clean-Up. Dumpster rentals. #584101 Jim (203) 237-6638 STORM CLEAN-UP Tree & brush removal, uprooted stump removal, Excavator & Bobcat srv. Reasonable rates 203-631-3181 CT #604493 T.L.G. LANDSCAPING: Stone, mulch, topsoil. Meticulous Lawn mowing. Hedge trimming/pruning. Spring/ Fall cleanups. Landscape installation. Walkways/ patios. 860302-6220 HIC #0630132/Ins.


A-1 HANDYMANPLUS CT Reg #606277. Give us a Call - WE DO IT ALL! Free estimates. 203-631-1325



MASONRY S & H MASONRY LLC Stonewalls, steps, chimneys, concrete, retaining walls, FPs, Lic/Ins. #607639. 203-376-0355

ENGINEERING MAJOR Pro Concrete Craftsman Visit (203) 294-9889 CT#612218

IF YOU MENTION THIS AD Yard Clean-Ups. Clean Estates, Home, Attic, Bsmnt, Garage, Appliances, Furniture. Free est. 203-535-9817 or 860-575-8218

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

FILL, Topsoil & Trucking Available. Call 860-346-3226

CEILING REPAIRS Edwin Cordero Painting (203) 537-2411 CT#614827


Roofing, Siding & Gutters PAVING

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


Residential/Commerical. CT Reg #621315 (203) 675-8084

Gonzalez Construction ★★★★★★★★

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

MEDINA Sewer & Drain Cleaning Services LLC. Quality work at affordable prices. 24hr srv. Benny Medina 203-909-1099

HAZELWOOD EXCAVATING Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.

203-269-0135 TREE SERVICES STORM CLEAN-UP Tree & brush removal, uprooted stump removal, Excavator & Bobcat srv. Reasonable rates 203-631-3181 CT #604493

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

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

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


T.L.G. LANDSCAPING: Stone, mulch, topsoil. Meticulous Lawn mowing. Hedge trimming/pruning. Spring/ Fall cleanups. Landscape installation. Walkways/ patios. 860302-6220 HIC #0630132/Ins.

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


The Powerwashing Kings CRAZY FALL SPECIALS!!!! Others Wash - We Clean! 203-631-3777 860-839-1000

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


FIDERIO & SONS Siding, roofing, windows, decks, sunrms, additions. 203-237-0350. CT Reg. #516790 GRAHAM Brothers Builders LLC. Resid roofing specialists. Family owned & operated. CT Reg. 571171. Lic & ins (860) 621-7690. SUMMER Specials- Roofing, Siding, Tree Removal. We do it all. ALEX Home Improvement. Free est. 203-631-8810 CT#583177

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

C&M CONSTRUCTION To ensure a quality job at a fair price. Call 203-630-6459 CT Reg #608488 CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality-LOWEST Price Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Addtions ●Credit Cards Accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455

SEPTIC -LIC RI & CT Service, Install, Inspection


MASONRY DON’T Wait til it’s too late. Annual AC tune-up. Call Duane Co. Quality work. Major credit cards. Low rates. 203-379-8944 #400335-S1


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

203-639-0032 Fully licensed/insured. CT Reg.# 577319 CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT HIGHEST Quality-LOWEST Price Siding ● Roofing Windows ● Remodeling ● Decks ● Gutters Addtions ●Credit Cards Accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455

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

CALL THE WOOD MAN Trees & bushes cut, trimmed & pruned. 203-235-5247 GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430 A & A Lawn Care-Call now for free est. on tree, shrub and debris removal. Hurricane Clean-Up. Dumpster rentals. #584101 Jim (203) 237-6638

LAVIGNE’S TREE SERVICE IN BUSINESS 30 YRS. Tree removal. Stump grinding. Crane Service. Free Estimates. Fully insured. 203-294-1775

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

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

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


The Southington Citizen — Friday, September 2, 2011 SUV’S

AUTO PARTS CHEVY Cavalier 2002 - Flexfuel, front end damaged. For parts. $500 or best offer. Call (203) 237-7434


GMC S15 Jimmy 1994. 4.3 Vortec V6, auto, 4x4, 4-door, leather, power windows/locks, A/C, ABS, trailer hitch, and more. Runs GREAT! $2000 OBO Call 860.335.8425

16 FT CAROLINA SKIFF J16 25 HP Four Stroke Mercury. Karavan Trailer. $5500 (203) 235-7641

PETS & LIVESTOCK ATTENTION DOG OWNERS! Dog Obedience classes starting October 3 at Cheshire Park & Rec. Bruce Gianetti & Phil Huntington, Instructors. Call 203-272-2743 9am-4pm. After 6pm call 203-235-4852.

NISSAN XTERRA XE 2003 4 WD, Silver w/grey interior, All Pwr, Luggage Rack, Cruise, Tilt. AM/FM/CD. Very nice cond. One Owner 85 K Miles Stock#11867 $9,990


CASH And/Or Tax deduction for your vehicle. Call

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Free Towing! CASH for your Toyota, Honda or Nissan. Any Condition! Running or not! Will consider other makes & models, motorcycles, ATV’s, etc. 203-600-4431 I WILL PAY YOU CASH For your junk cars, motorcycles, snowplows, trucks, farm equipment. Free Pickup. 203-631-0800 or 203-630-2510


BOUNCING PONY FARM A great place to learn & have fun Special Lesson Pkg through Sept. 4-Lessons plus a tee shirt for $100. Call Deb for info @ 203-927-6189 We're on the web & facebook BULLDOGS, BOXERS, Rottweiler, Boston Terrier, Chihuahuas, Yorkie, Yorkie-Poo, Poodle. $250+. Call 860-930-4001 HORSE LOVERS EXCEPTIONAL Riding opportunity in exchange for 6-8 hours per week. AM and PM time needed. 203-213-8833 or 203-272-6593 RAGDOLL kittens, Blue-eyed beauties, TICA-SBT Reg. Seals, Blues, Flames & Bi Colors. Vet checked - Ready to go! $300. 860-329-9893

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES 3 PC SET- Couch, chair, ottoman. Hunter green. Great cond. $525/ best offer. Call 860-670-0652

AFFORDABLE Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Stoves.

Appliance Repairs

Will Deliver

203-284-8986 HARLEY Davidson Sportster XLC 2009 Black, under 1000 miles, Willie G accessorized, kept in garage. Asking $6,500. Call 203-599-5751 HONDA REFLEX 2007 Scooter, 249CC, 650 miles, $3000/best offer. Ask for Tom at (203) 6301805 or (203) 631-7196

AIR CONDITIONER, GE 12,000 BTU. $100. Kenmore dryer $100. Both work great. Call 203-626-5526 CHILDREN’S Table with two chairs. Great condition. $30. 203-235-2784.

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES KENMORe 30” glass top Free Standing Range, white $75, Kenmore under counter mount Dishwasher, white $50, GE Over the Range Microwave oven, Black w/mounting bracket $25 all in good condition Southington 860-406-1216 SOLID Oak coffee and end tables. Good condition. Asking $70. 203-235-2784. THREE PIECE Antique white wicker furniture set: rocking chair, sofa and chair. Excellent condition. $200. For information, call (203) 238-2460 after 3:30 p.m.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE AIR Hockey Table - All accessories included. $75 or best offer. Call (203) 500-6714 CHAIR For Computer or Desk. Brown Cloth. Five Caster Wheels. $23. (203) 235-0091 CRAFTSMAN 8” Table Saw 3/4 HP. Older Model. $40. (203) 269-2443 GUIDE SERIES DINING CANOPY Exc. condition. 11x8. Asking $35. (203) 634-4420 HAMSTER or small animal items. (Everything but the animal,food and bedding) 15” fish tank with screened lid, igloo house, glass water bottle with holder, food dish, two exercise wheels (one metal, one quiet plastic) and exercise ball. All great condition. Asking $30. 203-235-2784. MICROWAVE Oven Sharp, 800 watts. $30 firm. (203) 265-4467 MOVING SALE! Pool table, regulation size, $1000 firm; Budweiser pool table light, $500 firm. 3 pc entertainment center, Brazilian wood, orig, $1500; asking $475/bo. Call 203-213-0873 PORCELAIN Dolls- Collectibles, all are from Danbury Mint still packaged in original boxes. Have 12, pricing ranges from $30 to $100 each. 203-235-2784 TWO Brass table lamps with cream colored shades. $30. 203-235-2784.

WOOD, FUEL & HEATING EQUIPMENT FIREWOOD $225/cord. Sized for stove and fireplace. Multiple cord discount. Call (203) 439-1253

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

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

SPORTING GOODS & HEALTH TREADMILL 68”x30.5”x50”. Pick up. Cost $2200. Asking 450. PaceMaster ProSelect 860-621-7462 Seldom used. Excellent condition.


WANTED TO BUY 2ND GENERATION Old Napier and Costume Jewelry, Sterling, Old Lamps & Lamp Parts, Old Dolls, Collectibles. One item to entire estate. (203) 639-1002 SNOWPLOW 8’ Fisher Minute Mount or Boss Plow. Straight or V Plow. Has to fit 2001 Ford F250. Call (203) 630-9825

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

WANTED Hunting & Fishing Tackle Local collector looking for old or new rods, reels, lures. Highest prices paid. Dave anytime 860-463-4359

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


WWII Military Items 203-238-3308


HOME SWEET HOMES offers Meriden - Studio, 1, 2, 3 & 4BR apts Newly Renovated! Avail. Immed. 203-240-4688

BELMONTE FLUTE with case Exc cond! FREE Large upright player piano. Needs tune up. You pick up. Call 203-265-5713 after 5pm. PRIVATE PIANO LESSONS Beginning to Advanced Levels Welcome. Certified Music Teacher. Over 10 yrs prof exp. Call Mark 203-235-1546 Fall openings available


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

L & E PROPERTY Mgmt Offers Meriden- Big beautiful 4BR house w/large yard. 2 baths. Recently renovated. 89 Amity St. $1645 + utils. Avail. 9/1. (203) 240-4688 MERIDEN 4 BR, 2 Baths. Willow St. Section 8 Approved - Must Be Qualified for 3 or 4 BR Need. $1400 + Security & utils. Refs. Available Oct. 1. 203-605-8553

203-238-3499 Always Buying 1 Item to the Entire Contents of Estates Antique, Gold, Costume Jewelry, Furniture & So Forth. Call or stop by Frank’s, 18 S. Orchard St. Wallingford. 203-379-8731 or 203-284-3786 Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm

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

MER 1BR, Very large, 1st Fl apt. Large kitchen. Renovated, appliances, AC, coin op laundry. Heat & HW incl. No pets. $870/mo + sec. (203) 626-2320 MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. East Side, 2nd fl studio $180/wk+sec. 1BR, 3rd fl, $845/mo+sec. 12pm-8pm 203630-3823 or



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

MER 1BR, 1st fl, hdwd flrs, W. Side, prvt backyard, + storage, Washer, dryer, stove & refrig, incld. $825/mo+sec. 12pm8pm Call 203-630-3823

MERIDEN - 1BR. Newly renovated. Private deck. Fenced-in yard. $600 per month + security. 860-308-0856 MERIDEN - 1st flr, 3BR, kitchen, LR, DR, bath, recently remodeled. $900/mo. Call 203-8866977 or 203-248-9500 MERIDEN - 2BR townhouse, 1 1/2 baths, AC, appls, w/d hookup. Section 8 ok. $975. (203) 269-9515 MERIDEN - 3 bedroom, 197 Hobart Street. Available October 1st. $1150 per month + 2 months security. Call 203-641-6755 leave message

WALLINGFORD - 3BRs, 3 full baths, central air, FP, 2 car garage, porch, easy access to 91N & 91S. $1850/mo. Call Bill 203-265-5729


MERIDEN- Blackstone- 1 BR, Gar. Includes heat/water/A/C, washer/dryer hookup, no pets, sec dep. Credit check. $900/ month. 203-272-6478


MERIDEN - HUGE 4BR, 2nd flr, lg. yard. Off st. parking. W/D hookup. Available immediately. $1250 + sec. 203-294-1229 MERIDEN - SPRINGDALE AVE #49: COMPLETELY RENOVATED, 4Br. New appl’s, off St. prkg, W/D hookup, avail immed, $1000/mo. Open House Sun 111pm. 203-996-1719 owner/agent

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

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


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

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

2 BR Starting at $800 Heat & HW incl. Off St. Parking. 203-639-8751

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN 2 bdrm apts for rent. Off st parking, washer/dryer hook up. call 203-685-2836, 203-710-9474, 860-990-8303. MERIDEN 2BR., 1 bath. 3rd fl. W/D hook. Off ST. parking Lge kitchen Newly remodeled $775/mo + Security No Pets Call Nat 203-671-2672 MERIDEN 3BR - 92 Twiss St. Washer/dryer hookup. Off st. parking. $950/mo. Section 8 Approved. 203-430-5083

MERIDEN 465 Crown Street Lrg. Studio, Heat & Hot Water. Off street park. On site laundry. A/C. No pets. $650/mo +dep. Call John 203-317-1231. MERIDEN Great 2BR, 1 Bath, 2nd Fl Apt. HW floors. Tons of storage, closets. Off st parking. No pets. Don’t miss out! $875 /mo + sec. Call 203-537-1730 MERIDEN Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841 MERIDEN Unique 2 BR, 3rd Fl. Randolph Ave. Off st parking. $675 per month. 2 mos security plus application fee req. No pets. Call 203-284-0597 MERIDEN- 1 BR, Stove & Frig, Parking, very clean, newly remodeled kit & bath, Porch. $625 + sec. Refs, 203-634-8084 MERIDEN- 4BRs, 7 rms, 2 full baths, 1st flr, lg. yard. Off st. parking. FP, C/A, safe, quiet, So. Meriden. $1375/mo. Call (203) 238-0566 MERIDEN-3 BR, 1st Floor Off-Street Parking $950+Security Call Jeff 203-427-3566 MERIDEN-Centrally located prvt & clean. 3Rms w/stove & refrig. $675/mo Lease & sec dep req’ d. No pets. 203238-9772 MERIDEN-Franklin St, 3BR, newly remod 1st & 2nd flr apt, W/D hook up, off street parking. $1100/ mo. w/1 mo. sec dep incl heat. Credit check. no pets. sec 8 approved. 203-671-3112 MOVE IN SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $695/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric included. Private balcony. 1 month free rent. Ask for details. Call for info 203-639-4868

SUMMER BROOK APTS Recently Remodeled 1BR - $725, 2 BR - $850-$875, 3BR - $1050 Incl. heat, HW, off st parking Income Guidelines Apply Applications can be obtained at 35CC Darling St. Southington 860-621-1700 EHO Financed by CHFA Creative Management & Realty Co., Inc. WALLINGFORD - 1BR, Spacious LR, kitchen, off st. parking, center of town. $875 incl. utils. No pets. 203-715-1805 or 203-9159919

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Friday, September 2, 2011 — The Southington Citizen APARTMENTS FOR RENT

HOBSON & MOTZER, INC. a leading developer of progressive dies, tooling, CNC machining and precision metal stamping is currently seeking candidates for the following positions:

Toolmaker (Progressive Die Experience) ● Project/Manufacturing Engineer ●

(BSME and Progressive Die Experience Preferred) We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including 401(k) and profitability bonus. Please send resume to:

HOBSON & MOTZER, INC. Attn: Human Resources 30 Airline Dr., Durham, CT 06422 or apply in person between 9:00am - 4:30pm daily. M/F EOE

PHOTOGRAPHERS Responsible, reliable photoenthusiasts and amateur photographers needed to take crowd shots at community events for online photo galleries. An outgoing and social personality, weekend and evening availability, digital camera and internet connection required. Paid per project.

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FT, Develops weekly schedule for aide assignments w/ residents and schedules drivers. Inputs weekly charges for billing, Provides office support, & Communicates with ALSA staff and residents in a professional, sensitive manner. Strong computer skills required. Accredited Continuing Care Retirement Community. No Phone Calls! Apply in person Mon Fri - 8a-7p or weekends 10a3p. Elim Park Baptist Home, 140 Cook Hill Road, Cheshire, CT. A/A, M/F, D/V, EOE


Apply online at: Applicants who complete their online application will be screened for an “Invitation Only” job fair. Applicants are also welcome to apply at our distribution center at 475 Knotter Drive in Cheshire between 1PM and 4PM Monday through Friday. Applicants must be 18 yrs old, submit to preemployment drug testing and a criminal background check.




WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770 WLFD-2BR, 2nd fl, lg rms, huge kit., (2)12x14BRs. New bathrm sunporch. No pets/smoking. $975/mo+dep. Refs. Quiet nghbord. 203-996-4281 leave msg



WALLINGFORD 1st fl, 2BR. 2 glass porches, appls, hkups. Off st. parking. Dead end st. No pets. Very clean! $925. Garage extra. Owner/Agent 203-269-7348 WALLINGFORD 2 bdrm, 1’st floor, new hardwood, carpet, windows, paint & refrigerator. Washer-dryer hookup. Offstreet parking, nice yard, Choate Vicinity, convenient location, No pets. Available now, $925.00 per month plus security. Call (203) 640-6308 WALLINGFORD 4 Rooms, 1BR, 1st Floor. Country setting. Private area. Heat & electric included. $900. References & security. 203-284-8890 WALLINGFORD Choate Area Quiet 1 BR, 3rd Floor. Appliances. $675/month. 2 Months Security and lease. No smoking. No pets. (203) 269-9642 WALLINGFORD Furnished Apt 1BR, heat, HW, cable, Internet. Prvt deck. Washer/Dryer. 2TVs No pets/smoking. Prvt parking. $925/mo+sec. (203) 626-5786 WALLINGFORD-1BR apt starting at $750 including heat & HW. No pets. JJ Bennett 203265-7101 WALLINGFORD-1BR newly remodeled, center of town offstreet parking. No pets/smoking. Sec & ref. $850/mo. Elec incld. Avail 9/1. 203-537-6443




CHESHIRE Located on mini farm. Off st parking. Kitchen privileges. No smoking/drugs. $480/month. Also - 1,000 SF Office for rent. (475) 201-8894 MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or

COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL RENTALS MERIDEN Ind bldg for lease. 2200 sf. 2 overhead garage doors, 12’ high. Office w/bathroom. Shop w/bathroom. $850 per mo. Triple net. 203-213-8154

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


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

WALLINGFORD-Great split level in a neighborhood home featuring 6rms, 3BRs, 1ba, 1 car detached gar private yard. All this plus! Call Sil Sala for details & showing 203-265-5618 $199,900.

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



AEROSPACE COMPANY Seeks person with Master Cam experience to do Engineering, Programming, Create Operation and Inspection Sheets. Email resume to: or call (860) 665-0134 CARPENTER’S Helper Exp preferred but not necessary. Must have reliable transportation for full-time work Mon-Fri. $10$12/hr to start. 860-426-1578 CHILD CARE - Full & part time teacher assistant positions available in our Berlin preschool. Call Lisa or Marilyn 860-828-4339


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

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

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

CHESHIRE-$259,900 Lovely 2BR 2BA ranch w/open LR, cath ceiling & FP, dining room, hardwood flrs, seasonal porch & LL family room. Sue Farone 203265-5618

APS Technology, Wallingford. Set up & operate Mazak mills and lathes. Exp. with tight geometric tolerance & interpreting blueprints. Ability to work independently req'd. Will use a variety of hand/machine tools and measuring instruments. 1st and 2nd shift available. Apply by Mail: APS-HR, 7 Laser Lane, Wallingford, CT 06492 or or COOK/Assistant Chef Part Time/Full Time Fax Resume to (203) 284-8090

Customer Service COURIER - MEDICAL Great opportunity for independent contractor with professional appearance and excellent customer service skills to service medical accounts throughout Connecticut. Daytime, Evening and Weekend shifts available Apply on-line at CT GYMNASTICS -PT Class Instructors & Team Coaches. Competitive pay. Call for info. Wallingford #203-269-7464 LYMAN FARMS INC., MIDDLEFIELD, CT. needs 11 temporary workers 9/1/2011 to 11/1/2011, 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 work contract. Work is guaranteed for 3/4 of the workdays during the contract period. $10.25 per hr. Applicants to apply contact CT Department of Labor at 860-263-6020. Job order #CT4559024. May perform any combination of tasks related to the planting, cultivating, and processing of fruit and vegetables crops including, but not limited to, driving, operating, adjusts and maintains farm machines, preparing soil, planting, pruning, weeding, thinning, spraying, irrigating, mowing, harvesting, grading, packing. May use hand tools such as shovel, pruning saw, and hoe. 1 months experience in apple duties listed required.

Are You Unemployed? Fall & permanent positions available. No experience necessary. 20-30 people neeeded. $475-$535/wk to start. International company now hiring for New Haven /Hartford Counties. All depts hiring. CUSTOMER SERVICE LIGHT OFFICE DUTIES SET-UP & DISPLAY Benefits available after 90 days of full time work. For immediate interview call Call 860-329-0316 DRIVER & Counter person. PT & FT. Must have own car & ins. Reliable. Apply: Pizza Heaven, 286 W. Main St. No phone calls F/T ALARM PROFESSIONALSecurity/fire/video/access control technician. L-5, L-6, C-5 or C-6 license required. Minimum 2 yrs experience. Full benefit package. Send resume to: by 9/6 LANDSCAPING - Fertilizing, Mowing, etc. Must have drivers license. Experienced only apply. Call 203-469-6115.

MOLDMAKER-F/T (2nd Shift) Bridgeport Fittings, in business since 1925, is a leading manufacturer of conduit and cable fittings. Currently, we seek a qualified individual with the ability to repair/maintain & build zinc die cast molds. CNC exp is required. Solidworks/ mastercam/welding and EDM is a plus. Must be able to work independently. Please contact Jim Connor, Dir, H/R, Bridgeport Fittings, 705 Lordship Blvd., Stratford, CT 06615, Fax: 203-378-9818, E-mail: EOE

LINE COOK - Exp. For breakfast/lunch, 25-35 hr. Good pay/work cond. Apply Paul’s Restaurant, 1127 Highland Ave., Cheshire. 203-271-3663 PAINTERS Full Time Experienced Residential/Comm Painters, Sub Contractors & Carpenters. Call 1-800-778-9885 Ext 1279 PART TIME Office Manager Assistant in Meriden. General office duties. Basic accounting, Solid math skills, Accurate data entry skills (word, excel, internet), Customer Service. Please forward resume to (203) 265-6699 PIZZA Delivery Driver: Day & evening hours avail. Call Amore Apizza 203-265-2379 ask for Katie or Keith. RESTAURANT - Beverage manager. Strong bartending skills. Experience in purchasing and scheduling. Send resume to: PO Box 91, Wallingford, CT 06492. SHIPPING & RECEIVING busy GM parts dept is looking for an energetic warehouse clerk. Clean driving record a must. Outstanding company benefits, including 401K. Call 203272-0453 Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm. SPECIAL ED TEACHER for Meriden non-profit, 5 hours a week between 9am and 2pm including weekends, $26.30/ hour. Call Human Resources 203237-9975 TIRE TECH FT/PT. Must have valid drivers license & clean driving record. Apply in person: Town Fair Tire, 994 North Colony Rd, Wallingford, 860 Washington St, Middletown or 55 Washington Ave, No. Haven.


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