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Volume 7, Number 39

Southington’s Only Hometown Newspaper

Friday, September 24, 2010

United Way mission of ‘Live United’ is campaign’s focus

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By Robin Lee Michel The Southington Citizen A $2,500 grant from the United Way of Southington is enabling some older residents to stay in their homes longer instead of living in a care facility. The funds given by the United Way to the Center for Healthy Aging, located at the Southington Care Center, finance home visits to as-

sess the safety of a senior citizen’s home and make recommendations for changes. Information about various resources is also provided through the program. The assessments are primarily requested by concerned families and physicians. Some of the clients may be trying to return home

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Bread for Life donation will feed 1,000 residents Photo by Stacy McCarthy

A.J. Tiniakos gets wet for a good cause at the community day presented by Southington’s Town-wide Effort to Promote Success held Sept. 19 at Camp Sloper. See page 50 for more photos.

Auxiliary’s steadfast dedication to hospital proves to be invaluable By Jessica Plaskett Special to The Citizen

Over the last decade, Bradley Memorial Hospital has received an IV Mammog-

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raphy system, an echocardiology ultrasound, and will soon see two EKG machines, thanks to some hardworking women and a generous community. The Bradley Memorial Hospital Auxiliary has raised and donated more than $222,000 over the last decade, funding projects to support Southington’s hospital that is one facility in The Hospital of Central Connecticut consortium. Since the group begin in 1946 when 70 women gathered to support their local hospital, the ladies auxiliary has raised more than $1 million.

“People join the group to give back to the community and do something helpful,” Bradley Auxiliary President Jean Kirychuk said. “It’s very rewarding and satisfying when our fundraisers are finished and you can see the net profit.” The group, comprised of mostly women, saw its heyday in the early 1960s when the membership reached 1,585. Since then membership has decreased, as more women have entered the workforce, said Kirychuk. Today, around 140 women gather once a month to plan See Hospital, page 19

By Robin Lee Michel The Southington Citizen A generous donation to the Bread for Life food program will feed 1,000 people in the Southington area who need meals and assistance with See Meals, page 23 Photo courtesy of Bill McDougall

Curtis Robinson, left, makes a donation to Eldon Hafford, of Bread for Life, to feed 1,000 people.

Countdown begins to the 42nd Annual Apple Harvest Festival: Oct. 1 to 3 and Oct. 8 to 10


The Southington Citizen — Friday, September 24, 2010

Wings of Freedom

Tom Chute, of Southington, takes a last look out a window of the B-24 before disembarking. Chute has interviewed Hushak on his WATR radio show.

During the Wings of Freedom Tour in Waterbury on Sept. 10, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Walter Hushak, of Southington, gets a birds-eye view of the Waterbury area from the cockpit of the B-24 Liberator. Hushak piloted a B-24 during World War II on missions over Iwo Jima. Citizen photos by Robin Lee Michel

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Paving of Route 10 through downtown Southington has been postponed until after the Apple Harvest Festival. Meanwhile, two other road projects are slowing down and the town is seeking answers from the state. Department of Transportation spokesman Kevin Nursick said the resurfacing project for Route 10 between Meriden Avenue and Lazy Lane has been put off until after the festival because the estimated completion date

was too close to the annual event. “We were really starting to cut it tight. We thought we could absorb any issues that might come up, but then as the timeline became clear if there were any anomalies it would run into the festival, which would not be good,” Nursick said Monday. “We knew we would have to put it off. Now it will be a non-issue for the festival. They will not have to worry about it.” The project had been scheduled to begin last week and end Sept. 28, just three


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where at a particular time, said Health Department Director Charles Motes. Motes said the little mistakes mimic the kinds of changes you have to make on the fly if there is an emergency. For instance, Police Sgt. Lowell De-Palma said a truck bringing in supplies had trouble maneuvering through the parking lot and also had trouble passing under low hanging wires, something officials wouldn’t have noticed when doing the tabletop exercises. “That was good to see. It’s easier to plan once you see what happens,” De-Palma said. “Now we’ll have to discuss if could we offload it in the street or bring it in from a different area?” Officials are also looking to increase personal accountability and improve communications and general coordination. Motes said at times it was difficult to keep track of all the volunteers due to changing shifts or adjusting different parts of the drill like traffic control or distribution. DePalma said continued talk about communications and the “what ifs” that come along with it is also needed. “You have to what if it. How are communications coming in? How communication is going out? Send it over the Internet? What if that is down? TV? OK, but what if that is down?” DePalma said. “We have to take the best scenario and then slowly start to kill off aspects and determine how to shift things.” While the drill was run, nearly 100 cars with resi-


As town officials continue to review information gathered during the Sept. 11 hurricane preparedness drill, overall they were pleased with the results and feel the town is well prepared for an emergency. The goal of the drill was to run a live-action point of distribution center to test town officials’ planning procedures. More than 100 cars went through the center staffed by nearly 100 volunteers that day. “We had done it on paper so much we thought it was time to try it in real life. The coordination was better than anyone could have expected,” said Mark Sciota, deputy town manager and town director of emergency management. “There were a few mis-

takes that morning, and we were hoping there would be, so we had to make some modifications. It was very good training.” The drill involved a variety of town departments including police, fire and health, as well as the Community Emergency Response Team, Water Department, businesses and town residents. State officials and officials from other towns were on hand to observe the drill. The drill was set up in the St. Thomas Church parking lot on Bristol Street. Residents were asked to drive through the area to simulate what it would be like if the town needed to distribute supplies such as ice, water or food in an emergency. Volunteers began a stringent check-in process at 8 a.m. The process helps organizers keep track of who is


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Concerned Citizens Group changes name, expands statewide

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meeting weekly for prayer, planning and support of Lisa Barnes who is currently involved in litigation with the Town of Southington for allowing the Very Intimate Pleasures store to open on Queen Street. While the Town of Southington passed strict ordinances on the zoning and operation of Sexually Oriented Businesses, they now find themselves involved in lawsuits over those ordinances in federal court. At the same time, the Town of Southington has filed a joint motion with VIP to dismiss the Lisa Barnes case. CCV-CT has taken several

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after spending time in rehabilitation after a surgery or accident. “The United Way makes it possible to reach more seniors and help them access resources,” said Sharon Robinson, director of senior care coordination. At the Arc of Southington, an organization supporting people with developmental

disabilities and their families, the United Way funds are used for respite care. Caregivers are able to get a muchneeded break and not have to worry about adequate care for their loved ones. These are just two examples of numerous scenarios made possible through local United Way funding. And because of the economy, there are growing needs in Southington, said Victoria Triano, interim executive director of the organization.

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ter, Karen Anderson and a son, Keith Anderson and wife, Sharon, all of Southington; three brothers, Harold, Fred and Walter Anderson, all of Southington; two grandsons, Kyle and Sean Anderson; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Erwin and Charles Anderson; and two sisters, Dorothy Abetz and Florence Witokvic. The funeral was held Sept. 17, 2010, from DellaVecchia Funeral Home, Southington, to St. Thomas Church. Burial with military honors was in St. Thomas Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrous Foundation, 185 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, CT 06109.

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School News

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Otto Rechenberg

Otto F. Rechenberg, of Southington, died at his home Sept. 11, 2010. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary “Dot” (Strachen) Rechenberg. He was born June 17, 1914, in New Britain, the son of the late Otto and Matilda (Gerber) Rechenberg. Otto was a foreman for Fafnir Bearing, working for them for more than 45 years, before retiring from there. He had been a resident of Southington since 1949. He joined the Southington Lions Club in 1952 and was an active member through 2009.

His membership included having perfect attendance. He supported the club and the community through various volunteer activities including the famous Lions Club Annual Pancake Breakfast. He also supported the Southington Red Cross as a driver for several years. He was also a member of the First Lutheran Church. He is survived by a son, John Rechenberg and wife, Susan, of Bristol, a daughter, MaryJane Rechenberg, of Cheshire, a sister, Evelyn Anderson, of Windsor Locks, grandchildren, Jon Rechen-

berg and wife Jaime, of East Granby, Keith Rechenberg, of Bristol, and Stacey Rechenberg Marsh and husband, Frank, of Bristol; greatgrandchildren, Lauren and Colin; and others. Besides his wife, he was predeceased by three sisters, Helen, Arlene, and Freida; and a brother Raymond. The funeral was held Sept. 14, 2010, at DellaVecchia Funeral Home. Burial was in South End Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, Inc., 103 Old Iron Ore Road, Bloomfield, CT 06002.

Dorothy Parise Dorothy (Roth) Parise, 70, of Southington, died Sept. 15, 2010, at Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley Memorial campus. She was the beloved wife of Francis A. Parise Sr. She was born in New Britain on Aug. 13, 1940, the daughter of the late Jacob and Pearl (Strobel) Roth. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by The Hartford. She and her husband were foster parents for years. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her loving children, Francis A. Parise

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Legion auxiliary and The Orchards pair on project By Jessica Nelson Special to The Citizen

Members of the Blankets for Babies club at The Orchards senior living community in Southington are donating 25 of their tied fleece and crocheted blankets. The blankets will be added to baskets that the American Legion Post 72 Auxiliary is giving to expectant families of military troops who are due back in November. Rachel Wache, an active community outreach auxiliary member and president, said that this was her first experience with the women of The Orchards, and it was “a good one,” she said. Her aunt and uncle were residents of

The Orchards, and when she came to visit she would see the beautiful blankets the women display. Wache heard about the troops being deployed, and how many of their wives and significant others were expecting a child. She contacted the facility and the club’s members were happy to help. June Meeker, a veteran of the Navy Nurse Corps and active member in the Blankets for Babies club and The Orchards new Veterans Club said, “I’ve lived in Southington for eight years and did not know that the auxiliary was even here. Unless groups from the outside come in, you don’t know they’re out there.”



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tral Connecticut in New Britain. This is the first year they have focused on making blankets for family members of servicemen. About 25 blankets will be donated to the auxiliary’s program. The Southington Armory deployed 90 soldiers last year and they are due back in November. Meeker said the blanket project also piqued her interest in learning more about the offerings of the auxiliary and other clubs to help those serving in the military.

Southington AARP 4943 AARP to meet The Southington Apple Valley Chapter AARP 4943 will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28 at Mary Our Queen Hall, 248 Savage St. Mary Ellen Fillo, Java columnist for the Hartford Courant will be the speaker. The travel group is sponsoring an afternoon at the Aqua Turf on Tuesday, Nov. 30. The Christmas Spectacular will feature an elegant lunch followed by a performance by the Latshaw Pops Orchestra. To attend, call Esther at (860) 628-0063. Members are asked to bring nonperishable food and comfort items to be donated.


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Senior Briefs Calendar House

621-3014. The Troubadors, the “Best Senior Show in Connecticut,” will be at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., on Thursday, Sept. 30 following a brief monthly membership meeting at 1 p.m. The cast of senior performers in the show provides a musical comedy show. There will be complimentary coffee and cake. Admission is free with advance registration; to reserve a seat call (860) 621-3014. For information on Calendar House programs, stop at the facility and take a copy of the monthly newsletter or visit

Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., has the following events: A Taste of Germany in the Catskills at Blackhead Mountain Lodge will be held Thursday, Oct. 14 and includes bus transport, wine and beer tasting, cooking demo, lunch and driver’s tip. The trip will depart at 8 a.m. and return: 8:45 p.m. The 10th Anniversary of the Computer Learning Center will be held Wednesday, Oct. 20 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Participants will see a screen presentation of a decade that has provided 1,500 plus senior citizens a passport into the world of computers and an eye-opening journey of discovery on the Internet. The Southington Apple Enjoy the food, dessert, bev- Valley Chapter AARP 4943 is erages, and gift. Take a tour offering a trip open to the of the computer lab. Visit the display booths manned by in- WESTFIELD CLOCK structors and assistants and REPAIR meet the all-volunteer staff. Admission and the entire program are free, but register in advance by calling (860) Call (860) 347-9577

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Health Briefs

Parenting expert to guest speak

On Sept. 28, The Hospital of Central Connecticut New Britain General campus Auxiliary will host two parenting seminars by nationally syndicated columnist, best-selling author and recognized parenting expert John Rosemond. At a luncheon seminar, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Rosemond will discuss “Assuming the Power of Parenthood.” There is a charge to attend the seminar and luncheon; reservations are required. The evening seminar is 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Davidson


blood drives Upcoming American Cross Blood Drives will be held: Monday, Sept. 27, 1:45 to 6:45 p.m., American Legion Hall, 66 Main St., Southington. Monday, Sept. 27, 11:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Save-A-Life Bus, Lincoln College of New Eng-

land, 2279 Mount Vernon Road, Southington. Tuesday, Sept. 28, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bristol Hospital, 41 Brewster Road, Bristol. Thursday, Oct. 14, 1:45 to 6:45 p.m., Plainville United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill. To schedule an appointment, go online to or call (800) Red Cross.

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Anyone with expired or otherwise unwanted medications is invited to drop them off at the University of Connecticut Health Center Saturday, Sept. 25. The health center is holding a free drivethru medication collection and disposal program at the

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Hospital Continued from page 1 fundraisers such as their biggest event, the dinner and fashion show happening at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville on Monday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. Fashion show chairwoman Joan Gillette said the event unites just about every area of the community, with police and fire department officials, politicians, doctors, teachers, business leaders and the library director participating in the event The show is meant more for entertainment, with local retailers donating apparel to be modeled. “We consider ourselves one big family so we tried to get everyone from all walks of life, to show we’re all just neighbors, part of one com-

munity,” Gillette said. “It’s really just a lot of fun.” Last year, more than 400 people attended the show, which earned $13,726 in net proceeds. Money raised from this year’s show, “Couture Cabaret,” will help support a pledge for $30,000 for the purchase of two EKG machines at Bradley. Although Bradley is affiliated with The Hospital of Central Connecticut, all proceeds benefit the Bradley campus, said Kirychuk. The New Britain campus has its own auxiliary. Clarence Silvia, senior vice president and chief executive officer of The Hospital of Central Connecticut, who is also participating in the fashion show, said the auxiliary group plays an important role in the hospital’s success within the community. “The support of our Bradley memorial auxiliary

Auxiliary members gather for tea and a tour on Sept. 9 at the Barnes Museum. From left to right are, Nora Donnelly, Alice McGan, Lucy Leach, Betty Ledoux and Barbara Kennedy. The annual fashion show and gala will be Monday, Sept. 27. Call (860) 628-7913 or (860) 628-8365 for tickets.

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is vital to the success of our hospital,” said Silvia. “Their selfless and tireless work to further the hospital mission is greatly appreciated and has resulted in better care for our community.”

The group also funds annual scholarships to support three high school seniors entering medical school. Although fundraising takes a lot of planning, Kirychuk said the work al-

ways pays off. “We’re hoping for a good turnout again this year, people are generally very supportive of what we do,”

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Letters to the Editor

Land trust’s run, a great success

Wall of Honor ceremony Oct. 14

To the editor: The Southington Land Conservation Trust would like to thank everyone who participated and the business who donated raffle prizes to our first 5K Fun Run/Walk Race for Conservation. The race was a huge success for us and we hope that those who participated this year will participate in the years to follow and we continue to grow. All the money we raised will go to preserving open space in the Town of Southington. Thank you again for your support. Brenda Bunnell Plantsville Brenda Bunnell is a member of the Southington Land Conservation Trust.

To the editor: Southington High School invites the Southington community to attend the Wall of Honor ceremony Oct. 14, at 5:30 p.m., in the high school atrium. This year we will honor Alan DeBisschop, local educator and contributor to community service, Art Secondo, local political, sports and community servant, Michael Ingelido, decorated World War II veteran, and Marc Giamatteo, decorated Iraqi War veteran. We will also honor Chris Chronkhite, who gave his life for our country during the Vietnam War. The ceremony is brief and free. Please come honor these deserving Southington community heroes. Bob Brown Plantsville

Bob Brown is the Wall of Honor chairman.

Auxiliary grateful for museum tour To the editor: The Auxiliary of the Bradley Memorial Hospital wish to thank Marie Secondo and her staff, Joanne Cyr and Karen Gioia at the Bradley Barnes Museum for their gracious hosting of our Membership Tea held at the museum on Sept. 9. The ladies of the auxiliary enjoyed the tour of the museum and commented on the knowledge of Marie and staff on the history of the museum and the many artifacts throughout the museum. Dianne Richter Southington Dianne Richer is the membership chairwoman of the Auxiliary of Bradley Memorial Hospital.

Government Meetings

Monday, Sept. 27 Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28 Housing authority, Lincoln Lewis Terrace, 43 Academy St., 7 p.m. Zoning board of appeals, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5 Planning and zoning commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7 Board of water commissioners, Water Department, 605 W. Queen St, 6 p.m. Conservation commission, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 12 Town council, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13 Board of finance, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14 Board of education, town hall council chambers, 7:30 p.m. Board of fire commissioners, fire headquarters, 310 N. Main St., 6 p.m. Board of police commissioners, Southington Police Department Community Room, 69 Lazy Lane, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19 PZC, town hall council chambers, 7 p.m.

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Important qualities To the editor: Integrity, honesty and trustworthiness are essential qualities a Judge of Probate must possess. If you have been following the shameful handling of the late Josephine Smoron’s estate by our present Judge of Probate Bryan Meccariello in the local newspapers you should be convinced he sorely lacks these qualities. Yet, he wants to be re-elected.

No way! This has nothing to do with being a Democrat or Republican. The individual’s character is what counts. He is also a land developer and guess who has the first look on available land after someone dies? Your vote really counts for this office, and sends a strong message to candidates that we are aware of what’s going on and will not tolerate misconduct in office. Rose Calvo Southington


It’s never too soon to teach our children about politics By Sarah Foster Special to The Citizen Is there a place for children within the local politics in Southington? Yes, says both Southington Democrats and Republicans. Not only can they get involved, they should get involved. Cheryl Lounsbury, secretary of the Southington Republican Town Committee stated, “I began taking my children with me to the voting booth at a very young age. So from the time they were in strollers until they went to first or second grade, the children saw and asked questions about voting, candidates, why we vote, freedom, citizen responsibility, etc. It gave them a good foundation. The results: three children — one Republican, one Democrat and one Independent — all brought up the same way, in the same family. All vote.” This is a goal we, as Southington parents, surely have for all of our children. We want our children to be interested and feel vested in the process when they are old enough to vote but developing that interest begins much earlier than 18. In fact, the earlier children are introduced to the process, the

more likely they are to understand the importance of their vote, especially at the local level. John Moise, chairman of the Southington Democratic Town Committee stated, “As [our children] are engaged in the process, they get a better understanding of why decisions are made and cultivates a way to stay involved and become a leader in our town when they are older.” The importance of this cannot be underestimated as local elections generally render only 30 percent voter turnout compared with a 85 percent turnout with a presidential election. Yet, the result of the local elections have a greater impact on Southington resident’s dayto-day life. Moise continued, “The more involvement there is [at the local level]the better Southington will be. More attention needs to [be] paid to the local elections. The local officials make the most difficult decisions and have a direct impact on each and every resident.” Although our children will surely have opportunity and be encouraged to be civically

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Friday, September 24, 2010 — The Southington Citizen

Inquiring Photographer Which one of these three things could you live without: television, cell phone or computer?

The television, because I can still watch TV shows on the computer. I don’t think I have watched anything on television in over a month. Veronica Szymczyk Southington

Politics Continued from page 20 minded during their years in school, we should not leave the entire responsibility to the school system. “My belief is that children learn as much, if not more, from modeling than discussion,” Lounsbury said. “[S]o many people before us gave of their lives so that we could live and thrive in this country that it is very important to pass that knowledge, respect and responsibility onto our children.” Encouraging involvement is not necessarily an idea

Cell phone because I like to talk to people face to face. I don’t usually talk on the phone. Laurel Dean Southington

I just got rid of my television. Jay Jaronko Southington

that is mutually exclusive to one party. Moise stated, “Locally, whether you are a Democrat, Republican or Independent, we all are doing our best for the town of Southington so we may grow and prosper.” We want our children to be involved now so that Southington has a brighter future. Bringing your child with you when you vote is one simple way to start the discussion. However, both Moise and Lounsbury agree that there are many more specific ways children (along with their parents) can get involved in local elections this year. Both parties need participants of all ages to hand out fliers, put up lawn signs,

be involved with phone banks, make posters, fundraising, holding signs at polling places, etc. This year, there are some key races including an opening for the State Senate, State Representatives, probate judge. On a larger scale, there is the U.S. Senate race, governor’s race, US. House races, Secretary of State, State Attorney General, and State Comptroller. To get involved, contact Democrat, John Moise at or Republican, Cheryl Lounsbury at

Sarah Foster is a Southington parent.

The Fun CT Fact of the Week Governor Jodi Rell proudly announced that the U.S. Department of Education officially notified her office on Sept. 8 that Connecticut will receive $110.5 million to support public education jobs in all 169 municipalities – much needed local relief when Connecticut cities and towns need it the most. Did you know that the first Teacher’s Institute ever established was in Hartford in 1839? The institute, created by famous Connecticut resident Henry Barnard (American educationalist, legislator and jurist), provided detailed instruction on teaching methods in common school branches. — Office of Gov. M. Jodi Rell

Southington Election Department holding revision session for voters The computer because my cell phone has an Internet connection. Jon Bean Southington

The television because in this day and age, the Internet allows us to watch television on the computer, therefore, television becomes obsolete. Jonathan Cop Southington

Compiled by Stacey McCarthy

The Southington Election Department will hold a session for revision of Preliminary Registry List on Tuesday, Sept. 28, from 1 to 3 p.m., in the Election Department, Town Hall, 75 Main St. Completing the Preliminary Registry List prepares for the revision of the preliminary voting (registry) list. Revising this list consists of removing persons who have died, become disfranchised or who have confirmed in writing that they have moved out of town. The Registrars of Voters will be available to register new voters, answer election questions and make changes to voter information. Mail in voter registration applications must be post-

marked by Tuesday, Oct. 19 in order to vote in the Nov. 2 state election; Tuesday, Oct. 26 is the last day to register in person in the Election Department from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on this date.

Voters are encouraged to check their voter status on line at voter lookup and advise the office if any changes are needed.

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Legacies continue with scholarships through community foundation

Southington High School students Alexandra Pietraszkiewicz and Nicole Tsiartas recently received scholarships from the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain to pursue their college degrees. Pietraszkiewicz, who received the Eleanor and Nathan Berry Scholarship, is a freshman attending Georgetown University. Tsiartas received the Michael J. Davey Memorial Scholarship and is attending Nova Southeastern University. As well, William Kaseta and Nikaela LaRossa were awarded funds through the Dennis J. Stanek Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund to attend the University of Connecticut which is a requirement of this fund. Ashley Bonet, Erin Dinnan, James Nitz, Kaitlyn Reid and Andrew Sherwill, all of whom currently attend the University of Connecticut, were also awarded funds through the

Dennis J. Stanek Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund. CFGNB manages 40 various scholarship funds created by individuals or organizations designed to support high school seniors and college students with financial support in their pursuit of a degree. “Helping students achieve their college goals is so gratifying. These scholarships, made possible by generous donors in our community, benefit the students and their families and also benefit our society as a whole. The need for financial assistance grows each year with escalating education costs andI would encourage anyone in our community who values education and wants to make a positive difference in the lives of our current students to consider getting involved with CFGNB,” said Carol R. Virostek, chairwoman of the Scholarship Committee. — Community Foundation of Greater New Britain

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Southington residents who received University of Connecticut Stanek Scholarships are, from left to right, Andrew Sherwill, Erin Dinnan, James Nitz, Nikaela LaRossa and William Kaseta.

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groceries. Curtis D. Robinson, a Southington resident, is relatively new in town and learned about the organization from former town councilman David Zoni. He called Eldon Hafford, Bread for Life executive director, and told him what he wanted to do for the community. Hafford said he was delighted to hear Robinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposal and met with him on Sept. 10 to discuss the organization and donation. Robinson asked that the donation amount not to be dis-

closed. Hafford and William McDougall, chairman of the Bread for Life board of directors, told Robinson of the challenges they face and the services they provide. Hafford said the organization makes 600 meals each week, including those which are served in the soup kitchen, bag lunches which are taken home, meals for shut-ins and additional deliveries to senior housing. Coordinating businesses that donate food and day-today operations are often a juggling act; sometimes he wonders where the group will get what they need, Hafford said. They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to turn anyone away.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;No one should have to go to bed hungry,â&#x20AC;? Robinson said. He explained that when he and his wife moved to town they did not realize that homelessness and hunger were so widespread in the community. Bread for Life, which opened in 1984, operated three days weekly and served

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year. I applaud your group,” Robinson said to McDougall and Hafford. Robinson came from Birmingham, Ala. to Hartford when he was 16 years old. After sleeping that night in Bushnell Park, he got a job as a dishwasher the next day. Two years later he was able to purchase a grocery store and later purchased the hotel where he first washed dishes. He retired when he was 35 but went back in business at age 40. He is the owner, operator and president of C&R Development Company, the

largest minority construction management company in the East. His current project is a hotel and casino complex in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. As much time as he spends on business, he volunteers much more to various boards on which he serves. Education and health for the underserved are his priority. His mission to “make things happen” resulted in The Curtis D. Robinson Men’s Health Institute at Saint Francis Hospital. One of the programs provides screening for prostate cancer, which is a major cause of death for men who cannot afford medical tests. Over 70 days the health institute screened 700 men;

15 were found to have prostate cancer and five were operated on. The entrepreneur also serves on numerous boards of directors include at Saint Francis, Connecticut Hospital Association and on the board of regents at the University of Hartford. His vision and generosity has resulted in adopting a homeless shelter for displaced children, donating buses to schools and churches, establishing a program for women who were drug addicts as well as contributing to medical care behind the scenes. Robinson said being involved in communities and helping people in need are something he loves to do and he is grateful that he is able to do so. After death, the possession you accumulated will not matter to God, he said. “At the end of the day, that means nothing. God will ask, ‘What did you give back?’”

This philosophy he and his wife have strived to instill in their six children, 12 grandchildren and one greatgrandchild. Hafford and McDougall said Robinson’s generosity was very much appreciated

and has made it easier for Bread for Life to serve 1,000 people. For information about Bread for Life, visit the website or call (860) 2768389.

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Bread for Life will be collecting food on Saturday, Sept. 25, between 12:30 and 3 p.m., on Raynor, Hobart, Summit and Oak streets. Donations can be left in a bag by the mailbox. Residents are advised to let their neighbors know that they are leaving donations. For more information, call Joanne, (860) 378-0305.

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Hayes Equestrian Center riders receive recognition in national competitions By Jessica Plaskett Special to The Citizen Three of Southington’s young equestrians gained national honor this summer for doing what they love most. Southington’s Jenna Curley, Julie Saucier and Megan Weiler galloped their way into top 10 recognition at

the 18th annual Youth National Arabian & Half Arabian Championship Horse Show, after months and even years of hard work and dedication. Held in Albuquerque, N.M. in July, the competition allows riders ages 2 to 18 years See Riders, next page


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quarterly and annually those who strive to achieve exceptional service. Urso, a front desk attendant, earned this recognition by demonstrating her commitment to the Residence Inn Southington’s core values. Urso resides in Plantsville.

Chamber sets golf tourney

A celebrity golf tournament will be presented by the Southington Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Sept. 30. For more information, visit the chamber website www.southingtonco or call (860) 276-9696.

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Senior duo’s fireworks help seal opening day victory By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen The formula for win No. 1 on the gridiron: A lot of Tyler Dube and Jordan Chapman, a stifling defense, a sprinkle of the run and passing game and 30 penalties later, you have Southington sitting at 1-0 with a 19-8 win. Dube caught 9 passes for 98 yards (all in the first half), recovered two fumbles and had five tackles and Chapman was 3-for-35 catching the ball, had six tackles (one for loss) and made two fourth-quarter interceptions that he returned for touchdowns to lead the Knights to the victory, the first for new head coach D.J. Hernandez. “It’s always good to get the first one under the belt,” Dube said. “That’s what we needed, to get out there, get our first win. Our defense played extremely well, our offense had a little rough spots, but we got through it and we won the game, that’s what matters.” Make no mistake, this was not a crisp game by any means. Southington registered 17 penalties for 155 penalty yards while South Windsor, new this year to CCC Division I, had 13 yellow flags for 83 yards. As for the new head coach, he’ll take the win.

right into the hands of the senior Chapman, playing corner on the outside, and the first-year player grabbed it and took it down the sideline for the 15-yard pick-six. “Honestly, I don’t really know what was going through my mind,” Chapman said of the interception. “Coach called the play; I did it, that’s all.” Chapman hasn’t played football since youth league, but came back for his senior season. “Lost interest a little bit, but this year my friends told Citizen photos by Michael Guerrera me to come back and play ... Seniors Jordan Chapman (left) and Tyler Dube helped carry Southington so that’s what I did,” he said. offensively and defensively to an opening day win against South Windsor. Chapman followed that interception with a longer “I’m just glad we got out of here 1 TD, 0 INT), but they proceeded to score just minutes later, as it was altonight with a win,” Hernandez said. miss the extra point and went into most the identical play and he picked “I’m glad we just got one in the halftime with the six-point lead. it off as South Windsor drove down The action pretty much halted the field and took it back 77-yards to bank. We’re going to learn from this from there until late in the fourth seal the win. and we’re going to get better.” On what was a perfect weather quarter. Dube caught what appeared Of the second pick, Chapman night at Veteran’s Stadium in New to be his second TD grab of the game joked, “That was the longest I’ve ever Britain, neither team showed at 9:41 left in the fourth, but it was ran in my life.” glimpses of perfection, attributed called back because of a penalty. The Playing as a receiver, Chapman Knights ended up driving down to dropped an easy pass that bounced likely to opening day miss-steps. Southington got on the board first, the goal line, but couldn’t punch it in off his hands earlier in the game and late in the second half when Dube and got stopped on fourth down. said it was nice to redeem himself. Almost immediately after, the caught a touchdown pass from Connor Butkiewicz (20-for-36, 185 yards, Bobcat quarterback threw a ball See Chapman, page 33

Girls soccer ‘Knights Out’ in first week to tune of 2-0 By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

It’s too soon to make any rash predictions about what the Blue Knights girls soccer team may or may not do, but certainly a promising first week that included a pair of 1-0 victories against two very tough programs is a great start. “It’s huge,” head coach Sal Penta said referring to how the two wins help the team’s confidence going forward. “We’re still trying to figure out where we are and what kind of team (we are) and when you beat teams like East Catholic and Simsbury, that’s just great and it’s a big lift for these girls.

“I think it was something where I was cautiously optimistic that [two wins were] a possibility, but realistically I’m thinking a win and a tie I would have taken any day, so this is a little better start.” It started Wednesday with a road victory to open the year and the scoring came early against a tough Class M opponent. “(They’re) a very skilled team,” Penta said of East Catholic. “We jumped on them right away. Maeghan Risser got a nice ball in middle, played a quick ball to Allie Vachon, who hit the ball to space and Nicole Wershoven just ran onto it and hit a bullet past the goalie.” From there, the Knights held off a fierce Eagles attack to grab the victory.

Things didn’t get any easier last Friday, as Simsbury came to town to open the CCC West slate for Southington. On their home pitch on a pristine fall day, the Knights played back-and-forth in the first half, hitting the cross bar, but came out of a scoreless halftime ready and with a different mindset. “We challenged the girls and they came up big,” Penta said, pointing specifically to his midfield and their ability to control the ball as a key to the win. “It was a well-deserved win for the girls.” Tempo was set solely by the Knights and the game was controlled by them, as they looked like the better

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Nicole Wershoven controls the ball against Simsbury. See Good start, page 36 She scored the only goal in the win over East Catholic.


The Southington Citizen — Friday, September 24, 2010

Smedberg scores early and often as boys off and running By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

It was an eerie beginning of the year for Southington boys soccer. Granted, the Knights won 41, but something about their win over Manchester didn’t seem right. “That’s probably one of the stranger wins I’ve had,” head coach Dave Yanosy said about the less-than-thrilling blowout. “Give credit to Manchester, they certainly didn’t quit. We got up 2-0, a little bit of a good bounce in their favor, they’re back to 2-1, and then they had some dangerous chances in the second half so certainly give them credit for coming at us.” He countered by saying, “I really love to win and this one just feels weird.” In the victory, Greg Smedberg, who we’ll talk about more, scored twice, as well as fellow forward Alec Wasserman and one of the CCC’s

better midfielders, senior Joe Gianatti. “Greg had two, Alec had one and Joe had one so the three guys that we’re looking for the most to get on the board had goals today,” Yanosy said. However, going into last Friday’s road tilt with Simsbury, he knew his team couldn’t flatten out, like they did at times against Manchester, and they had to play a full 80 minutes of soccer to compete with the Trojans. It ended up being more than 80 minutes at Simsbury as the Knights came away with a 1-1 overtime tie. Smedberg scored again, late in the second half to tie things up. “His height, speed and direct style makes him very difficult to defend,” Yanosy said of his lanky, senior scorer. In his two Manchester goals, both were skill plays and Yanosy liked the ability Smedberg showed to first, go past the keeper for goal one, and second, to score over the

goalie in the upper 90 for his second goal against Manchester. Also coming out of the first two games, in specifically against Manchester, were some good performances from guys that don’t usually get as much playing time. “I really liked Mitch Molleur defensively. He’s a sophomore, just brought him up and he’s earning playing time,” Yanosy said. “Brian Jannetty is a first-year senior, showed me something out there; some of the guys, either younger guys or who haven’t had a ton of experience, certainly showed something the last few minutes” The jagged throngs that are the CCC West continue to come after the Knights as they follow a scoreless road tie at Newington this past Tuesday with a home match against Conard today and a Monday road contest versus Northwest Catholic. Then a big test: At Farmington next Wednesday in a game the Knights could open some




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Notes Matt Scarpati, taking over at running back for graduated Dylan Danko, had a good game, netting 111 yards on 29 carries. Dube said of Scarpati, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our o-line did really good, picked it up in the second half, made those holes and Scarpati just found them and carried the ball well.â&#x20AC;? ... Southington forced five turnovers, three fumbles (two by Dube, one by Dan Manware) and two interceptions (both by Chapman), which were key explained Dube: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The turnovers were key ... we just got momentum back.â&#x20AC;? ... Hernandez on his first win as head coach: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an amazing feeling. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m so proud of the kids, the way they fought, finished the game.â&#x20AC;? ... The Knights may have found a new punter. Butkiewicz, the quarterback, showed an impressive leg, taking a few second half punts and getting them far down the field. If he can continue that, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be a big weapon in terms of field position for Southington. Punting was a huge flaw last year

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still got to work, especially myself included, but it did feel pretty good,â&#x20AC;? he said. Fellow two-way player Dube said of the addition of buddy Chapman, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We found our missing link.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really excited about the progress heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s made thus far and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m even more excited to see him blossom throughout the season because thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still a lot left in there and us as coaches, we just have to get it out,â&#x20AC;? Hernandez said of Chapman. Chapman says he loves playing both ways and Dube and him give the Southington defense a formidable look for opponents. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our defense performed everything to perfection today,â&#x20AC;? Chapman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had a couple of penalties and one touchdown that we could have stopped, but every protection scheme we put up, we performed to a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;T.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We recovered a bunch of fumbles, did very well defensively, Chapman had two picks-to-the-house, so it was very exciting watching our defense step up to the plate,â&#x20AC;? Hernandez added. Still, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of work to be done and the Knights used the extra couple of days off to try and get it done. They have a big test against Glastonbury tonight, a team that lost a lot from last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, September 24, 2010

Early season test on court as RHAM comes to town By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

As the girls volleyball team begins their state title defense at the high school, the start of the year looks no different than last

season. Save for some new faces and some players in different positions, this year’s group has calmly begun the year with a trio of 3-0 victories (Northwest Catholic result not available at press time). Sweeps were scored against Simsbury, then New-

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Senior co-captain Tori Munson blocks the hit against Conard. ington and Conard this past Monday as the Lady Knights look every bit the dominating force they were last season. “I’m happy with the level of play,” head coach Rich Heitz said of the early season success. Now RHAM comes to town, one of the two teams to put a blemish on last year’s record, beating Southington in the CCC Tournament championship game. The regional high school is usually the benchmark for girls volleyball in Connecticut, winning the Class M tournament last season and finishing the year unbeaten and ranked as the best team in the state, right ahead of Southington. After some years of jockeying back and forth, the Sachems popped up on the Knights schedule this year and will come to Southington tonight, creating what is likely the marquee matchup of the year in high school girls volleyball. “We scrimmaged them a few times in the pre-season, it was tight,” Heitz said. “I think if we play our best game, we can do well, but we have to bring our ‘A’ game and the kids know that.” Prior to Wednesday’s tilt with Northwest Catholic, Heitz admitted that the girls had their eyes on tonight’s matchup, but were going game by game. “They’re looking forward to [RHAM], but not looking past Wednesday,” he said. A win would almost certainly vault

Southington to the top of the rankings early in the season; a loss would be a learning experience, but would not too negatively affect the Knights in the long run. Heitz did say that while playing at home is nice, by game time, it could turn into a nonfactor. “It’ll be RHAM’s first time here, but once the ball starts, you have to play the game,” he said. As for what and who have been the stories this season, sophomore setter Danielle Kaminsky has been very good filling that vacated role and Heitz hopes she is better by tonight after missing time earlier in the week because of illness. “We’re starting to get a little bit of the early season sickness,” Heitz said. Leading the way along with Kaminsky is seniors Elsie Bernaiche, who has been playing all over the court, as well as Natasha Carlbert, who has served and hit the ball with confidence early on in the year. Other big contributors have been Tori Broytman and Tori Munson offensively, as well as Corinne Horanzy. Defensively, Emily Sherwill has done a good job rotating in and out of the libero spot, allowing Bernaiche more flexibility. Tonight’s game starts at 6 p.m. Follow me on Twitter @MichaelGuerrera

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Two different paths for cross country boys and girls By Sarah Gomes Special to The Citizen

The Southington High cross country teams didn’t give themselves time to step lightly into the season as they faced off Sept. 14 against Newington, Simsbury and Glastonbury, as the girls squad posted a 1-2 finish, their win coming against Newington, while the boys team went 2-1 with wins against Newington and Glastonbury, and it is leadership that will play key roles for both groups this season. “The boys have four seniors (in) Bryan Wilcox, Tim Brown, Nick Tumolo, and Matt Walker, who are leading on and off the race course,” head coach Richard Niro said. “The girls are led by two veteran juniors, Melissa Reid and Laura Wilcox.” Regardless of how hard coaches try not to, there is always some comparison to teams of the past and with regards to last season’s squads both similarities and differences ring true. “The boy’s team is similar to last year, but I think an improved bottom of our varsity (fifth thru seventh runners) should help us this season,” Niro said. “The girl’s team lost some runners up top, but our young talent should improve as the season goes on.” As this team revisits Simsbury’s Stratton Brook Park this weekend for the Stratton Brook Invitational, it is the youth and specifically certain newcomers that Niro sees as important pieces of the puzzle to the overall big picture as the season continues to progress. “Kyle Hamel (a rookie junior) was our No. 3 runner in the first meet (and) Ali Dziubek (a rookie senior) was No. 5 for us,” Niro said. “Both of them were recruits from the track teams last spring.” It is heading into the meet this weekend that Niro will see where his team falls amongst others in the state and get a gauge on what the rest of the season will bring. “A weekend meet such as this weekend’s Stratton Brook Invitational are largely used to evaluate where a team is versus other top teams in the area and state,” Niro said. “It provides a greater range of competition for our top runners versus the weekday dual meets.”

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Bryan “Boomer” Wilcox (left) and Mel Reid are SHS’s top boys and girls runners, finishing first for their team in the opening meet. Wilcox was first overall.


The Southington Citizen — Friday, September 24, 2010

Following early season hiccup, ladies net back-to-back road wins By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

After some offensive woes to open the year, the field hockey team at the high school got back on track, getting back-to-back wins against Northwest Catholic and Lyman Hall, scoring six total goals in those two contests and limiting their opponents to a combined total of two. Colleen Girouard had a hat trick in a 4-1 win over Lyman Hall and had a goal and an assist in the other victory against Northwest Catholic. Both wins were on the road. Also pitching in were Gretchen Egan and Micaila Dean, who each have registered a goal on the year. “We dominated the game,” head coach Erin Luddy said of that 4-1 victory. “Lyman Hall is just not as skilled as we are. Little passes were working quite well ... offense ran the ball most of the game.” After an opening day 2-0 loss to Mercy, Luddy said she was OK with how the first day turned out. “We had some good points, we had some things that we need to work on; all-in-all, despite the score, not a bad first outing,” she said. Luddy was positive, saying, “There’s no where but up.” The two wins to follow were a good sign that the team was starting to get comfortable following rule changes in the offseason that force players to

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and it was a great goal,” Penta explained of the elusive touch with time slowly waning in the second half. “When you need a big goal, Erica’s going to be there.” From there, it was up to the defense to hold them and they did what they’ve been doing since the pre-season, shutting teams down. “[Melillo] was fantastic today; she’s really played some great goalie. Kristy Solomon and Carly Wershoven have been outstanding, Allie Vachon is so dangerous on the side and Christie Freer, I had her stay on Danielle Robins,

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make a pass on the ball on a free hit, instead of just sending it downfield. The other rule is that the ball cannot go directly into the circle; it must go five yards in any direction before entering the circle. “They have a tendency to clump and you have no time to get away then you have to think about playing the ball again so we have the tendency to get off our game and just hit the ball up the middle, rather than using our sides,” Luddy said of some of the offensive adjustments the team had to make in accordance with the rules. Defensively is where Southington has and will lean all year, starting with goalie Melissa Muroski and moving forward. “I do believe the defense will be strong,” Luddy said. “They are where most of the starters from last year are. “I’ve got sophomores playing (offense) that have never seen varsity before, so I expect my defense to be the strong point.” After the opening game defeat, Luddy said she doesn’t believe anything is out of reach and after seeing the two wins, improvement is already being made. The girls are back in action today at home against Conard. Follow me on Twitter @MichaelGuerrera

their (top offensive) player, and she didn’t even sniff the goal,” Penta said of his defense. It’s still too early in the year to take too much from each win and with the grueling CCC West schedule looming, life will only get tougher, but Penta says he has the group that can be successful. “This is a team in every sense of the word. There’s no egos, there’s no stars per say. We have girls that could be stars, but they don’t care about that, they just want to win,” he said. “I think you’ll see better soccer from us, but you’ll just see this hard-working team. We’re just going to out-work other teams.” After a home contest this past Tuesday against an improved Newington squad, the girls go back on the road against Conard this afternoon. southingtonsports.blogspot .com Follow me on Twitter @MichaelGuerrera

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Start goes swimmingly for promising, young girls team By Michael Guerrera The Southington Citizen

What we already know about this year’s girls swimming team is that as their young swimmers go, so will the rest of the team. The question we don’t have answered is, How good are those young swimmers going to be? An opening season rout of Woodland shows progress and also displays the potential for this team. The final score, 103.5-79.5, is a satisfy-

ing victory for girls head coach Jay Dubinsky. “This is the third year we’re swimming against Woodland. The first two years they beat us, I think the first year quite handily, so we kind of figured that they were going to be a better team in the Naugatuck Valley [and] it’d be a good gauge for us to where we are. I was hoping to be competitive and kind of squeak out with a win, but the girls just swam exceptional in every event that we put them in,” Dubinsky said. “They didn’t let it up and

by the end of the meet we could have gone unofficial if we wanted to.” Standout performances came from sophomore Melanie Mongillo, who won the 50- and 100-free, as well as freshman Laurel Dean. Mongillo’s times in both events were just short of the automatic qualifying times for the Class LL meet and she is in a group of swimmers, along with Dean, who Dubinsky plans on getting to postseason. “I would say, realistically,

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Senior Alex Irace leads off the 400-yard free relay in the win over Bristol Central.

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The Southington Citizen — Friday, September 24, 2010

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Boys Soccer SHS 4, Manchester 1 Greg Smedberg scored twice and Alec Wasserman and Joe Gianatti each added goals as Southington rolled to the opening day victory. The CCC interdivisional win made them 1-0. J.P. Ricciardone and James Palko had assists. Goalie Bill Queen made six saves. SHS 1, Simsbury 1 OT Smedberg scored the equalize late in the game and Queen had nine saves as the Knights picked up a point in the CCC West to move to 0-0-1 in conference, 1-0-1 overall. SHS 0, Newington 0 OT Queen made eight saves in the shutout as Southington moved to 1-0-2 overall, 0-0-2 in the CCC West. Girls Soccer SHS 1, East Catholic 0 Nicole Wershoven’s early, first-half goal proved to be the game-winner has the Knights got the opening day win in CCC interdivisional play. Allie Vachon had the assist and Michaela Melillo made seven saves in net for Southington. SHS 1, Simsbury 0 Erica Kosienski beat everyone and scored the only goal, unassisted, with 13 minutes left in the game and Melillo posted her second

straight shutout as the Knights got a CCC West win to improve to 1-0 in the conference, 2-0 overall. Newington 2, SHS 1 Kosienski scored Southington’s only goal, but a late Newington score pushed the Indians to victory, dropping Southington to 1-1 in the CCC West, 2-1 overall. Melillo had seven saves. Field Hockey Mercy 2, SHS 0 Despite seven saves from goalie Melissa Muroski, Southington (0-1) couldn’t muster any offense, falling in the out-of-conference opener. SHS 2, Northwest Catholic 1 Colleen Girouard had an assist and what proved to be the game-winning goal as the Knights got a win to make them 1-1 overall, 1-0 in the CCC West. Micaila Dean had the other tally; Muroski made seven stops. SHS 4, Lyman Hall 1 Girouard had a hat trick and Gretchen Egan scored the other goal as Southington moved to 2-1 on the season with the out-of-conference victory. Girouard also had an assist while Egan had two helpers. Muroski made seven saves. Farmington 5, SHS 1

It was again the combination of Girouard (goal) and Egan (assist) to provide the only offense for the Knights (2-2). Muroski had nine saves in net. Girls Volleyball SHS 3, Simsbury 0 Natasha Carlbert had 11 kills and Tori Munson had 13 as the Knights (1-0) cruised to the opening day CCC West win, 25-4, 25-19, 25-13. Danielle Kaminsky had 29 assists and six digs, while Emily Sherwill had eight digs. Corinne Horanzy had four kills, Tori Broytman added five. SHS 3, Newington 0 Carlbert had 10 more kills, while Broytman had eight and Munson had six. Kaminsky dished out 26 assists in the 25-11, 25-17, 25-9 win as the Knights moved to 2-0 overall and in the West. The Knights had 27 digs as a team – Broytman and Bernaiche each had five, Munson and Carlbert had four and Kaminsky, Horanzy and Sherwill had three each. SHS 3, Conard 0 Broytman had nine kills on 10 attempts and Bernaiche had 20 assists filling in at setter as Southington (3-0, 3-0 CCC West) cruised 25-9, 25-6, 25-19. As a team Southington had 22

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Boys Cross Country Simsbury 27, SHS 29; SHS 15, Newington 50; SHS 18, Glastonbury 41 Bryan Wilcox was the overall winner of the four teams in a time of 16:57.8 and Tim Brown was second overall at 17:41.4 as the Knights picked up a win and a loss in conference as well as an out-of-conference victory (2-1, 1-1 CCC West). Kyle Hamel was Southington third best finisher in a time of 18:19.9, Matt Walker was right behind him at 18:23.5 and Nick Tumolo was Southington’s fifth best in 18:37.1. Also in the top 20 overall was Miles Groom, 18:50.1. Football SHS 19, South Windsor 8 Southington struggled on offense throughout the game, but the defense limited the Bobcats to fewer than 100 yards passing or rushing. Tyler Dube scored the only offensive touchdown on an eight-yard grab in the second quarter and finished the game with nine catches for 98 yards, which were all in the first half. Jordan Chapman had two interceptions returned for touchdowns in the fourth quarter, one for 15 yards, and the other for 77. Connor Butkiewicz

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aces, eight coming from Munson, five from Carlbert. Sherwill had nine digs. Horanzy had five kills and Carlbert and Munson had four each. Girls Swimming SHS 103.5, Woodland 79.5 Southington (1-0) swept the relays and got victories from Alex Irace, Laurel Dean and two from Melanie Mongillo to get the opening day win. Mongillo captured the 50-free (27.04) and the 100free (1:00.01), while Dean won the 100-breast (1:18.18) and Irace took the 100-back (1:14.43). Winning relay teams included Mongillo, Gina Kelley, Sarah Krzesik and Irace in the 200-medley (2:07.15), Mongillo, Krzesik, Kelley and Melissa Fiasconaro in the 200-free (1:52.37) and Irace, Fiasconaro, Jenny Drozd and Haley Marquardt in the 400-free (4:26.88). Girls Cross Country Simsbury 16, SHS 47; SHS 25, Newington 30; Glastonbury 15, SHS 50 Mel Reid was Southington’s (1-2, 1-1 CCC West) top finisher, grabbing the 14th overall spot in a time of 23:15. Southington’s second best finish was from Laura Wilcox (24:06), followed by Hannah Chamis (24:40), Stephanie O’Keefe (24:45) and Ali Dzuibek (25:02).


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Swimming Continued from page 37 at least four individually,” he said of who he wants to qualify. “If those four do qualify, that’s basically our medley relay so our relay should do pretty well.” Also expected to get in is junior diver Amanda Mirando Dean, who came out of the YMCA program, took the 100-breast and will be an added piece as the Knights again attack a tough CCC West conference. “With Farmington, Conard, Hall, they’re consistently state-qualifying teams, consistently finishing in the top 10. Newington last year had a great team. I believe we’ll be a lot more competitive than we were last year, we should be in a

lot of meets and we’re going to give people a run for their money,” Dubinsky said. Though the win-loss column depends heavily on a younger group of swimmers, Dubinsky said the older group may be more important to team success. “Our strength really is senior leadership. We had a couple of girls that contracted mononucleosis over the summer and they came back, really can’t swim at full strength right now, but they’re taking over their lanes, making sure people are working; it’s been a real big help to us,” he explained. With a positive attitude, the season looks to be one filled with success. “(They) work hard and everything will take care of [itself]; and their attitude has been phenomenal,” Dubinsky finished.


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three balls for 35 yards and Joe Pesce, also playing both ways, had two grabs for 26 yards. Chapman had six tackles on defense, Dube had five to lead the team in that category. The win made Southington 1-0 overall and in CCC Division I.

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The Southington Angels, an over-28 wood bat team, captured the Connecticut Senior Baseball League North Championship at the end of August at Newington High School making them the first back-to-back champs in league history. The Angels outlasted the Colchester Thunder 7-3. Kyle Dobratz (11-1) was on the hill and gutted out another playoff win. Dobratz had a stellar season, leading the league in almost every pitching category. He was also the winner of the 2010 CSBL North Pitcher of the Year, which he also won the award in 2009. The Angels fell behind 3-0 and didn’t have an answer. That changed in the bottom of the fourth when Mike Baribault lined a 2-1 fastball over the left field wall. “I knew we needed a shot in the arm,” Baribault said. “We’d been getting nothing out of the three-hole since we played East Haven, so I knew I had to do something.” Ernie Carr then stepped up

and ripped a single into right field. Kyle Cooney next stepped up and drove the first pitch over everything. Now with the score knotted at three, Dobratz shut down the Thunder in the top of the fifth and the Angels again rallied in the bottom half of the frame. Don Cretella, a .529 posteason hitter over the past two years, ignited a rally with a leadoff double. Dave Baumann followed with a single and Mike Soccodatto drove in Cretella giving the Angels a lead, one they would never relinquish. Mark Dibatista and Kyle Cooney added RBIs and the 73 held up. “This championship is particularly rewarding,” said General Manager Don Cretella, “We overcame some key injuries.”


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Southington artist shows Maine artworks in Bristol “Aroostook, the Other Maine,” an art show by artist Harriet Libby Bitar, is on display until Sept. 30 at the Bristol Library, 5 High St. As the fall approaches, people who are familiar with Northern Maine often think of the potato harvest. Some think of their experience picking potatoes in early morning hours. They may remember the cold, crisp air, the autumn leaves or the long hard day ahead of them. Bitar paints this historical Maine tradition in oil on canvas, and is happy to share what she has created. “I have met a great number of people in this area of New England who grew up in Aroostook County, Maine, known to

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of the work crews who harvested the crops. This has inspired me to recreate the vast open spaces of the potato fields and the big skies of Northern Maine in my oil paintings.” Potato blossoms on rows cover thousands of acres in everyone’s Aroostook towns

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Leisure Briefs Coffeehouse at church The First Congregational Church of Southington, 37 Main St., will be having a coffeehouse featuring The Keith and Mazer Trio featuring Susan Mazer, of Southington, on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. A freewill offering will be taken. Music will feature an eclectic variety of blues, classic rock, jazz and soul. For more information, call the church at (860) 621-0402.

Rockettes trip to NYC First Baptist Church of Southington is sponsoring a bus trip this fall. Radio City Christmas Spectacular with the Rockettes is Friday, Nov. 5. The trip leaves from the parking lot of the church located at 581 Meriden Ave.,

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Rocket launch — Cub Scout Pack 72 is hosting a rocket launch for the pack along with some other activities for prospective Cub Scouts, on Sunday, Sept. 26, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the old Southington Drive-In site, 976 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike. In line with the pack’s goal of creating more interaction between Cubs and Boy Scouts, and also as a means of a first introduction for the Webelo Scouts, the group will have members of local troops hosting information stations. Some ideas might be setting up a tent, things to take on a hike, basic first aid, Dutch oven cooking, and other Scout skills. The group will also have a fire truck, a police demonstration and an ambulance to tour. Tag sale — A tag sale to benefit an Eagle Scout project will be held Saturday, Sept. 25 and Sunday, Sept. 26, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 267 Wild Oak Drive, Southington. Information: call (860) 621-7966.


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Auxiliary plans dinner, fashion show — The Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley Memorial Auxiliary, will present its annual dinner and fashion show on Monday, Sept. 27 at the Aqua Turf Club, Mulberry St. The festivities will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner followed by Couture Cabaret Fashions featuring clothes from Kathy Faber, Dress Barn of Cheshire and Modern Formals. There is a cost to attend. Information and tickets: call Jean at (860) 628-7913 or Joan at (860) 6288365. Yoga classes —A sixweek session of yoga classes begins the week of Sept. 27. All level classes are held on Mondays and Wednes-


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50th Wedding Anniversary

Continued from page 43 the fall semester. He will use paint brushes and non-traditional tools, including rollers, plastic wrap and sponges, to demonstrate the many techniques possible with acrylic paints. Mayer also works in various media including oils and pastels. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. with the demonstration at 7 p.m. It will be held at The Orchards, 34 Hobart St. in Southington, in the community room. Demonstrations are free and open to the public. Call (860) 793-9929.

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Joseph and Barbara Pesce recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on May 28, 1960, at St. Thomas Church, Southington, by the Rev. Arthur DuPont. The couple renewed their vows at the same church. They celebrated their anniversary at the Manor Inn, Milldale, with family and friends. The celebration was given by




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Rocket launch Cub Scout Pack 72 is hosting a rocket launch for the pack along with some other activities for prospective Cub Scouts, on Sunday, Sept. 26, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the old Southington Drive-In site, 976 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike. The group will have members of local troops hosting information stations. The group will also have a fire truck, a police demonstration and ambulance tour.

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The Southington Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled a winter session of beginners and intermediate Swing/Ballroom Dance Classes. These eight classes will be held each Monday, beginning Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, Dec. 1, 15 and 22 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for beginners; and 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. for intermediates at Strong School, 820 Marion Ave., Plantsville. For information or to register, call Bill Masci or Gerri Roper at (860) 276-6219. Preregistration is required and payment is due then. Registration cannot be paid the night of class. There is a cost for the class per couple, no refunds or singles.

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At the Southington’s Town-wide Effort to Promote Success Community Day, the Southington High School cheerleaders put on a show. Photo courtesy of Mary Beth Flood

The Southington High School Blue Knights Marching Band kicked off the 2010 season in Rockville on Sept. 11. This year’s show is called "Five-Day Forcast." The band will host its annual Music of the Knight Band Festival on Saturday, Oct. 16 at SHS. In the end, officials said if an emergency occurs, they feel comfortable the town will be ready to run a distribution center. “If there were a hurricane, I think we are prepared to do a handout. We’ve spent almost a year planning and this was the culmination,” Motes said Sept. 15. “We are delighted and thankful for the turnout.”

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dents passed through the distribution point from 10 a.m. to noon. For partaking in the drill, each car was given bottles of water, pamphlets on emergency preparedness and coupons to local businesses.

Serving up refreshments at Alex’s Lemonade Stand at the event are Abby Harris, Amanda Perriello, Elana Wojenski, Natalie Nyerick, Carla Marin and back row, Austin Sullivan.

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Lions Club breakfast The Southington Lions Club will be having the 45th Annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 3, from 8 a.m. to noon, at Calendar House Senior Center, 388 Pleasant St., Southington. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling Joseph Krajewski at (860) 559-1570.



you normally wouldn’t around here,” Sheila Curley said. Although the prestigious event, which showcased more than 900 horses from all over the country, was exciting for all the girls, they said they didn’t let the pressure get to them. They just saddled up, and did what they love to do most. “It was exciting but it wasn’t really nerve-wracking,” Megan said. “Before you go into your class you look

around and you can’t really psyche yourself out that much. You just have to focus.” Just completing a summer-long experience of traveling and competing, the girls took time on Thursday to celebrate the hard work of their team and trainers, Nicole Hall and her husband Chris Hall. The girls called the Halls their backbone. “Without my barn I don’t think it would have been as fun,” Megan said. “Being there with your trainer and friends, that made it great.” Hall said the equestrian community is a closely bonded group, since the families

spend so much time together, on and off the road. “It’s kind of like another family in itself,” Nicole Hall said. “We spend a lot of time, especially during the show season trailing, living together every day and working hard. It’s a feeling that I think is people with people that basically devote their lives trying to be one with an animal.” Admitting they’re unsure what their careers and life paths will hold, the girls said their love of horses will always remain. “I hope to do this for the rest of my life,” Megan said.

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The Petit Family Foundation Ride for Justice will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 26 from Yankee Harley Davidson in Bristol, through some backwoods of Connecticut and end at Bozzuto’s in Cheshire with a barbeque until around 6 p.m. To register, visit Yankee Harley Davidson the day of the event from 9 to 11 a.m. Ride leaves at 11:30 a.m.


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Yoga Continued from page 45

days at 7 p.m. Beginners are on Fridays at 6 p.m. These classes are sponsored by the Southington Arts Council Inc. and held in the lower level of the Historical Society, 239 Main St. Information or to register call (860) 621-2787.



Diane Smith — Television journalist Diane Smith will present “Seasons of Connecticut, a Year-Round Celebration of the Nutmeg State,” at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 28 at the Southington Public Library, 255 Main St. Information or to register: call the reference desk at (860) 628-0947, ext. 5. Genealogical society — The Southington Genealogical Society will present a genealogy workshop at its Sept. 28, monthly meeting, 7:30 p.m., at the police department. Deanna Dailey, current president, will lead this question, answer and discussion session.



Rachel’s Challenge — Rachel’s Challenge will be presented to all freshmen and sophomores at Southington High School, 720 Pleasant St., on Wednesday, Sept. 29. The hour long multi-media presentation is inspired by the life of Rachel Joy Scott, the first student killed at Columbine High School in 1999. The universal message of Rachel’s story has been heard by over one million students. Rachel’s Challenge invites students to: 1. Eliminate Prejudice- look for the best in others. 2. Dare to Dream. 3. Choose positive influences. 4. Start a chain reaction of kindness and compassion. A community presentation of Rachel’s Challenge will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29 in the SHS auditorium. Adults are welcome to attend to learn how to support positive choices.


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A-1 HANDYMAN PLUS 30 years of safe, professional craftsmanship. COMPLETE CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION SERVICES. We hope you never have to see our work at Midstate Medical Center’s new Meriden facilities. Visit (203) 294-9889 CT#612218


T.E.C. Electrical Svc LLC All Phases of Electrical Work 24 hr. Emergency Service


SMALL JOBS WELCOME 2001 Toyota Tacoma pick-up, 4WD, reg. cab, 4 cyl., 5 speed manual, 112,000 mi. Cap, hitch and bed liner. Good condition. $5800.00. Call 203-238-3560 after 5pm.

203-237-2122 HOUSE CLEAN Outs, Garages Basements, Attics, Yards Big or Small..... We Take It All Free Estimates. Call Ed.

PS/PB Auto Sunroof $3495 Buy Here - Pay Here!


IF YOU MENTION THIS AD Fully Loaded 3rd row seat $4695 Buy Here - Pay Here!

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


GRADING, Drainage, Foundations, Trucking, Retaining Walls, Pavers, Water/Sewer/Septic. Lic. #1682. Cariati Developers, Inc. 203-238-9846 MC/Visa Accepted K & A ENTERPRISES Water & sewer lines, inground tank removal, drainage, grading, additions, pavers. Insured. Reg# 571435 203-379-0193

Bankruptcy Free Consultation

MERCURY Sable 2002 4DR sedan, red. New brakes & tires, AM/FM/CD player, 62800 Miles. $4,800. 203-294-9525

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

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


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


ABSOLUTE BEST Prices! John Mansolf Plumbing & Heating. 25 Years Experience. Licensed & Insured. 10% Senior Citizen Discount Call 203-815-6276 DON’T Freeze this WINTER! Call Duane Plumbing, heating & cooling. Annual furnace & boiler tune-ups & cleanings. Quality work. Major credit cards. Low rates. 203-3798944 #400335-S1


MERCURY Sable 2001

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

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

ELDERLY CARE COMPANION/CNA Low rates. Reliable. Good heart. FT/PT. Light cleaning, appts, etc. CT# NA9992203 Rose 203-430-5881

CHEVY Venture 2003



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

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


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

$3,288 30 Day 1,500 MILE WARRANTY BUY HERE - PAY HERE! Down payments as low as $588 Plus tax & reg. (203) 269-1106

Get Connected!

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

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

HOUSE CLEANING POLISH woman can clean your house, office with care. 2nd cleaning 15% off. Ins & bonded. Refs. Kasia 860-538-4885 LET me clean your home/office for less $. Will beat other quotes by 20%. (Mature Woman/US Citizen). Call (203) 238-0566 BUNNY’S Cleaning Service I clean apartments, houses, condos. Fully insured. Reasonable rates. Call (203) 815-2078 COMPLETE Cleaning service. Family business. Perfectly clean your home, apartments, condos, offices, schools. or phone Ron 203-558-8319 or 203-238-3303 CLEANING SERVICE We’ll clean your house or office with a sparkle. Ask about Free Cleaning for New Clients. Polish /English speaking. Bonded, ins. Free est. Anna (860) 505-7720


Sign-on to for your window on the world

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

FREE TAX COURSE: Liberty Tax Service 140 Washington Ave. North Haven. Begins Wednesday October 13th 6:00PM to 9:PM. Each Wednesday night for eight weeks. Call 203-2342889 and leave your name, address and phone number. Small fee for books.

JUNK REMOVAL JUNK REMOVAL & MORE! We clean Estates, homes, attics, bsmts, gar, yd. Fall Clean-Ups Free estimates. 203-535-9817/860-575-8218 10% off if you mention this ad

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


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

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

MASONRY Bill Rudolph Contractor Cert inst-walls, walkways, patios, paver sealing, drainage & backhoe work. Free est. #563661. 203-237-9577 JACK Biafore, LLC Masonry Chimneys, brick, block, stone walls, patios. In business over 50 yrs. CT# 623849 (203) 537-3572 W. BOOBER MASONRY 25 yrs exp in all types of masonry. CT Reg # 0626708 Call 203-235-4139 JIMMY’S MASONRY Stonewalls, steps, patios, chimneys, all types. Lic. & Ins’d. 26 yrs exp. Call for free est. 860-2744893 CT. Reg. #604498 S & H MASONRY & CONSTRUCTION LLC Stonewalls, steps, chimneys, concrete, retaining walls, FPs, pavers, walkways, patios, tiling Free est. Lic/Ins. #607639. Cell-203-376-0355


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

WE WEED GARDENS Norm the Gardener’s 3-man crew is only $65/hr. CT Reg#571339 (203) 265-1460 A & A Lawn Care-Call now for fall cleanups & snowplowing. Hedge trimming, tree, shrub, debris removal. #584101 Free estimates. Jim 203-237-6638 JT’S LANDSCAPING, LLC Hedge trimming & all your landscape needs. Top Quality Work. Fully Lic’d & ins’d.

203-213-6528 CT Reg #616311 GARY Wodatch Landscape Svs. Hedge/tree trim., trimming over grown properties. Est 1985. All calls returned. Lic ins. #0620397. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430 Bill Rudolph Landscaping Cert inst-walls, walkways, patios, paver sealing, landscape design, waterscapes, edging, mulch, stone, drainage & backhoe work. Free est. #563661. 203-237-9577

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


Fahey Plumbing 203-235-1383 A Good Job at a Good Price! ABSOLUTE BEST Prices! John Mansolf Plumbing & Heating. 25 Years Experience. Licensed & Insured. 10% Senior Citizen Discount Call 203-815-6276 DON’T Flush money down the drain, call Duane Plumbing, heating. Quality work, low rates Major credit cards accptd. 203379-8944 lic. #283401 P1


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

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

LAWN & GARDEN ALLEGRO Professional Services, LLC. Affordable, reliable, insured. Mowing, seasonal cleanups, snow removal- driveways/sidewalks. 203-687-1347

WE work well with com and res property owners. We wash decks, walls, walkways, vinyl siding, wood & alum siding. Lic 0619909. 203-715-2301


Friday, September 24, 2010 — The Southington Citizen TRUCKS & VANS


1994 34’ Gulfstream motor home w/tow dolly. 29,000 miles. Great shape. Asking $19,900. Call (203) 623-7821

PETS & LIVESTOCK FORD Explorer 2007 #559B 100% Guaranteed Loan Approval Apply Now 203-910-2360 Danielle


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




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

Expert De-Icers Commerical Specialists. Nicholas J Murano LLC, Member: Snow and Ice Management Assn

Gonzalez Construction ★★★★★★★★

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



Fully license/insured. CT Reg# 577319


GOLDEN RETRIEVER FOR SALE Female purebred Golden Retriever, almost 2 years old, looking for a good home. She is great with people and children. She has all her shots and is not yet spayed. I am not home enough and it’s not fair to her. I have all of the paperwork for her. Asking $600, but is neg. Call 203-859-0540 and ask for Bill for further information.



Commercial Plowing Parking lots, condos, industrial. Loader/Salt. Quality Landscaping, LLC. Jim 203-537-2588 or 860-349-2118

SWIMMING POOLS & SPAS All Type Pool and Spa, LLC Inground & above ground pool closings. Professional service, reasonable rates. For more info, call (203) 537-9188.

FORD Windstar Van 1998 3.8L V6 145000 miles, AC-ABS-Trac Control Good Condition. Best offer 203-238-1209

GMC Sierra 1500 4x2 2008 - 4.3L engine, 8’ bed, power locks, regular cab, diamond plated tool box. Excellent condition. 24,000 miles. $14,000. (203) 815-0700


ROOF CLEANING Remove unwanted fungus, algae streaks, moss from your homes roof today. Fully lic’d & ins. CT Reg#0619909. 203-715-2301 KATIE’S CONSTRUCTION $1000 OFF lowest estimate for Sept/Oct signings. 203-284-0137 Reg #558927 P-N-P Roofing, Siding, Decks, Gutters, Windows & Repairs. 20 yrs exp. Se Habla Espanol. Fully Ins. Reg #607007 P. Muniz 203-213-6232 or 203-238-3131 ROOFS R US Shingle, EPDM, Res./Comm. Repairs. Since 1949. E/Glass Windows $189 Installed. BBB Member. #573358 203-639-8389 CPI HOME IMPROVEMENT Siding Roofing Windows Remodeling Decks Gutters Addtions Credit Cards Accepted 203-634-6550 CT Reg #577455

Cornerstone Fence & Ornamental Gates. All types of fence. Res/Comm. AFA Cert. Ins’d. Call John Uvino 203237-GATE. CT Reg #601060 POLISH Lady with many years of experience available to help elderly persons in their homes. Avail after 10am. 860-505-0290 GREEK Novelties General Contractor. General maintenance/ capital improvements. Experienced in professional services. Restoration, mold and water damage repair. Painting, remodeling, landscaping, snow removal. House, basement, attic cleanouts. Free est. Ins. CT Reg 0627813. 203-235-8685


Gonzalez Construction


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

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

Fully licensed/insured. CT Reg.# 577319



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

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


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


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

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

203-237-0350 CT Reg. #516790

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

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

PRICKER REMOVAL RICK’S AFFORDABLE Spring clean-ups, hedge trim, brush, tree, pricker & underbrush removal. No job too big or small. 11 yrs exp. 203-5304447. YARDLEY TREE Fair, reasonable. Free estimates. Reg. Insured. Firewood Available 203-440-0402 or 860-595-4159 GARY WODATCH LLC Tree Removal, All calls returned Reg #0620397. Quick courteous service. Office 203-235-7723 or Cell 860-558-5430 NEW ENGLAND TREE SERVICE Firewood, Tree Removal, pruning, stump grinding, bucket truck. Fully insured. Free estimates. Office: 203-671-8950

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


CASH And/Or Tax deduction for your vehicle. Call

The Jewish Childrens Fund

SHIH Tzu Registered parents. 3 adorable puppies, 10 weeks old Males & females. Raised w/kids. Black&White Nonshedding. Both parents on premises. By appointment only. $550.00. 203-623-2941

SNOW BLOWERS/THROWERS JOHN Deere L-Series 42 inch snow thrower including tire chains. Purchased new 6yrs ago & only used a few seasons. $550/OBO. Call 203-464-3700



BRAND New In Box pair Rear Kia Max Air Shocks, P-Packs included, also Brand new in box pair Kia Front Struts. Fits all 2004-2010 Kia Optimas. $65/each set. 203-284-1547

FIREWOOD $225 per cord delivered. Cheshire and surrounding areas. All hardwood, cut & split. (203) 439-1253 GOT WOOD? SEASONED firewood, pickup or local delivery. Cut & split. Approx 16-18in. $225/cord; $135/half cord. 203-294-1775.

PISTOL PERMIT CERTIFICATION CLASS Required for CT applicants. $100. Call 203-415-1144 RIPSTIK Skateboard - Barely used. Less than 1 yr old. Asking $50. Call 203-507-5784 between 6 & 9 pm.




Free Towing!

2008 Scooter - 50 cc. Very good condition. $800 or best offer. Call (203) 269-7984

2 TICKETS AT YANKEE Stadium! Sunday, September 26th, Section 420c, grandstand behind home plate. $150 total. Private seller. 203-507-4259





SEASONED firewood, cut, split & delivered. $220/cord. Call 203-500-5709



8’ slate pool table, like new, $500 firm. (203) 949-1758 CAKE Decorating Equipment & Supplies for sale - Best offer takes all! Call (203) 484-9528 CENTURY 5 HP Upright Air Compressor. 80 gallon tank. $1,000. (203) 379-8176 KENMORE Upright w/attachments & bag. Like new. Excellent condition. Hardly used. $150. Call 203-265-0265


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

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


Professional Violin Lessons & String Instruments

Repaired! For Children & Adults $25 per 1/2 hour. First lesson FREE! 30 yrs exp. We repair: Violins ● Violas ● Cellos ● Bass Bow Rehairing 203-294-0888 R.BECKER 1/2 size cello. Exc cond! With soft case & bow. Asking $300. 860-276-9502

HORSE FUN at Rosehaven Stables! Call 203-238-1600 for “Back to School” Specials.

PS/PB, Auto, A/C, 4x4 $3695 Buy Here - Pay Here!



2 1/2 Ton loose pea coal. Best offer for the take. Call (203) 634-1471 FANCY Firewood. $220/cord delivered. Extra clean, split small, discount over 3 cords. (203) 631-2211, Mike.

JEEP Grand Cherokee 1997

Dry farm screened topsoil and colored mulch.

REFRIGERATOR - 25 Cu. foot. Whirlpool. Side by side. Water & Ice on door. White. 1 yr old. Paid $1200. Asking $600 or best offer. Call (203) 238-0190


PUPPIES German Shepherd/Husky mix. Wormed, 1st shots. 12 weeks old. $500 each. 203-915-7950

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

BULLDOGS, Boxers, Labs, Chihuahuas, Puggle, Bichons, Min Pin, Shih-Tzu, $250+. 860-930-4001



Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators & Stoves Will Deliver (203) 284-8986 FORMAL Dining set, wrought iron accents, double hutch, two leaves, six high back cushioned chairs. Reduced $1,100 OBO. (860) 828-4693 MAHOGANY Tomlinson Dinette Set. Table w/3 leaves. 6 chairs. 2 hutches. Excellent condition. $1200. Must sell by October 1. 203-530-3173 or 203-284-0200


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

Voice Lessons All Ages and Levels Welcome

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

HOUSES FOR RENT CHESHIRE-$1,400/mo 7rm, 3BR, 2B Col. hwfls, oil, fwa heat, form DR, full basement, off st parking. Very private, dead end st. 2mo sec, 1mo rent, no pets, credit & ref required. Avail 9/15. EOH Kathy (203)272-1234x690


MERIDEN-1BR condo, freshly painted. Spacious private, stove & refrig incld. No pets. $800/mo. 203-376-1259 WALLINGFORD Hamlet Manor $1100/month. 3 BR & FP. 1 bath (handicapped shower) plus 1 half bath. Sep utils. Applications, including credit ck req. No smoking. (860) 873-3096 WALLINGFORD-1BR, fully appl’d with washer & dryer incld. $725/mo+utils & sec. Call 203-606-6495

APARTMENTS FOR RENT CHESHIRE-Huge apt! New construction. 1BR, res., prvt driveway, tankless sys., fully appl’d kit/laundry, easy access to hwys. $850 +sec. 203-271-1847


Flanders West Apts


Studio & 1 Bedroom Apts

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

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



The Southington Citizen — Friday, September 24, 2010

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

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

Nestled off the road in a quiet, wooded setting!

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

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

Call Now!

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

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN - 815 Broad Street 2BR $700. HT/HW included Section 8 approved. No pets. 860-246-0613

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden - 1 1/2BR, 1.5 bath apt in duplex. $775 + sec. Heat & HW incl. 25 Prince St. Avail. immed! 203-938-3789

HOME SWEET HOMES Offers Meriden - 3 BR apt, 2 flrs, incl. garage. $975 + sec. & utils. 41 Warren St. 203-938-3789 MER. FURNISHED apts: Incl Heat, Elec, HW. East Side, 3rd flr Studio, $150/wk+ sec. 1BR, 1st fl, $195/wk+sec. 12pm-8pm 203630-3823 or MERIDEN - 2BR, 4 rms, 1st flr, stove, fridge, heat & hw, off st. parking, no pets. $975/mo + sec & credit refs. Section 8 approved. Call 203-537-0550 MERIDEN - 2BR, Off st parking. Hardwood flrs. Coin op laundry. No smoking/pets. Incl. heat & HW. $950/mo. (203) 444-5722 MERIDEN - Hubbard Park 1-2 Bedrooms. Central Air/Heat. 775 W. Main St. $800-$950 mo. Call Chino 203-440-3483 or 203-296-4975 MERIDEN -WALLINGFORD LINE Large, 1BR Luxury Condo. Laundry. No pets. $650 + utilities Call 203-245-9493

MERIDEN 1023 Old Colony Rd.

2 BR Starting at $750 Limited Time-1 mo free rent! Heat & HW incl. 203-886-7016

MERIDEN 1 & 2BR Stove, heat & hot water incl. Lease, sec & refs. No pets. 203- 239-7657 or 203-314-7300 MERIDEN 1BR newly renovated. Off-st-park., yd, storage. Pet bird ok. W/D hkup. Lndlrd next dr. $725/mo+sec. Credit ck. 203-235-5987 MERIDEN 2BR, 1st flr. nicely remodeled. Hdwd flrs. Off st. parking. Laundry room. Huge fenced in yard. $850/mo. Franklin St. Call 203-634-6550 MERIDEN 2nd Fl, 2 BR. Clean, quiet house. All new W/D in clean basement. No pets. $800 per month. 1 1/2 mos security. 203-537-1772 Lisa, after 4pm. MERIDEN 3 bdrm. W Main St. W/D hookup. Off St. parking 2nd fl Lg. yard $975/mo + security. 1 yr lease Call Natalie 203-671-2672 MERIDEN 3 BR, 2nd Fl. Clean. Off street parking. Porch. WD hookup. $850. 27 Twiss St. (203) 235-0274-leave message. MERIDEN 3BR Apartments Available. W/D hookups. Off street parking. Section 8 approved. $950. Interested? Call (203) 927-8215 MERIDEN 4BRs, 1st Floor Eat-In Kitchen. W/D hookup. Off street parking. $1190/month Plus security. Call 860-508-6877 MERIDEN East Side 2 BR Ranch style condo. Very clean! Includes stove, refrig, DW. Wall to wall. On site laundry. $800 + security. No pets. 860-306-8964 MERIDEN LG. 2BR, 3rd fl 1300 SF. Lg kit. & DR, w/d hkup, off st park, back yard. 223 Camp St. $900/mo. Sect 8 approved. No pets. 860-982-6585

APARTMENTS FOR RENT MERIDEN MOVE IN SPECIAL Studios, 1 BR & 2 BR Free Heat & HW incl. ACs. 24 hr maintenance. Sec. guard. Laundry Rm. Off st parking. 203-630-2841

Meriden Studio Apartments Available 80 East Main St. $500 Property Max 203-843-8006 MERIDEN- 2BR TOWNHOUSE 1-1/2 Bath, Full Basement, WD Hookup. Cul-de-sac. $875. 2 mos sec. Credit check req’d. No pets. (203) 284-0597 MERIDEN- 3BR, 2nd flr, stove & refrig. Sec. dep. neg. Sm. pet ok. $850/mo. 203-237-8384 MERIDEN- Large 2 or 3 BR apt. Just remodeled! Hdwd flrs. $995/mo. Call 203-213-6175 MERIDEN- Spacious 2BR, off st. parking. Quiet house. No pets. $800. 60 Pleasant St. 203-6686066. MERIDEN-1BRS. All appliances & hot water incl 2 mo. sec.. No pets. Coin op laundry. 1095 Old Colony Rd. Showings 9-11 am. 203-581-3620 MERIDEN-3BR, 2 Full Baths, w/appls, off-st parking, utils not incld. $875 + sec. Credit check required. (646)345-2636 MERIDEN-4/5BRs, 2 flr apt, (2) LR, off-st park. Newly remodeled, hdwd flr, huge EIK. No pets. Avail now! 860-573-1182 MERIDEN-4BR 2 floor unit. Nice, new carpet, paint, etc. Available immediately. $1,350 per month. Call 203-440-1003 MERIDEN-4BRs, 2nd flr, off-st parking. Near Casmir Pulaski school. $1080/mo + sec. Utils not included. Cats ok. Call Nancy 203-676-3254 MERIDEN-Fully furnished 3Rms, 1BR, LR, kit, prvt bath. $675/mo. Lease & sec dep req’d. Call 860-404-1871 MERIDEN-Updated 3BR Apt 3rd Floor. 1300SF, W/D hkup Off st parking. Small pets ok. Available now. (203) 641-8483 MERIDEN. Spacious studio apt on bus line. $625/mo includes heat and electric. No pets. (203) 982-3042. MOVE IN SPECIAL MERIDEN- 1BR - $650/month. Heat, Hot Water, Electric incl. Private balcony. Call for info 203-639-4868 SOUTHINGTON - 1 1/2 RM Efficiency, near I-84 $135/wk. Incld heat & HW, A/C, appl’s. Sec dep & refs req 860-620-0025

SOUTHINGTON 1BR, 1st flr $600/mo. 2mo sec. Call 860-538-5575

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

Call (860) 538-5575 SUMMER BROOK APTS Recently Remodeled 1BR - $725, 2 BR - $850-$875, 3BR - $1050 Incl. heat, HW, off st parking Income Guidelines Apply Applications can be obtained at 35CC Darling St. Southington 860-621-1700 EHO Financed by CHFA Creative Management & Realty Co., Inc. WALLINGFORD - 1 bedroom, 2nd floor, off street parking, $800/month plus security deposit. Call 203-537-1937 WALLINGFORD - 3 Bedroom, 1st floor apt. Washer/Dryer hookup, 1 gar., driveway parking and/or gar., no pets. $1200 plus utilities & $1200 sec dep. 203-843-5264. 138 S. Colony Rd

APARTMENTS FOR RENT WALLINGFORD - Quiet 2BR, near I-91. Ample closets. Off st. parking. Washer/Dryer in unit. No pets. $950/mo. + utils. Call 203-269-6297 WALLINGFORD -2 BR, 2nd FL, 4 Rms. Recently remodeled. Stove & refrig, carpeting, hookups, porches. No smoking. No pets. $895 + sec. 860-663-1389 WALLINGFORD -2 BR, 2nd FL, 4 Rms. Recently remodeled. Stove & refrig, carpeting, hookups, porches. No smoking. No pets. $895 + sec. 860-663-1389 WALLINGFORD 1st Fl. One lg BR. LR, Remodeled Kitchen w/appliances. No pets or smoking. $850 + deposit & lease. 203-639-9004 WALLINGFORD 2 BR, downtown location. $900 plus utilities. Call (203) 284-0212 WALLINGFORD 2nd Fl. Remodeled. New bath, kit & floors. 2 BR. WD. Stove, refrig. Fenced -in yard. Dead end st. $900. Owner/Agent (203) 269-7348 WALLINGFORD 3 BR, 1st FL. Newly renovated. Large rooms. Trash pickup, W/D in mudroom. 1 1/2 months security. 203-537-1772 after 4pm WALLINGFORD 4 BR, 2nd Floor. Off street parking. Appliances included. No dogs. Available immediately. $1350. (203) 634-1881 WALLINGFORD Cozy 2 BR, 2nd Floor Convenient location. Off street parking. $850/month. No pets. 203-269-9585 WALLINGFORD So. Whittlesey Ave. 3 Rooms/1 BR. 3rd Fl. Appliances & utilitiess incl. No smoking. No pets. Credit check, sec. & refs. $750. 203-640-0914 WALLINGFORD So. Whittlesey Ave. 3 Rooms/1 BR. 3rd Fl. Appliances & utilitiess incl. No smoking. No pets. Credit check, sec. & refs. $750. 203-640-0914 WALLINGFORD-Christian St. 5 RM/2BR, hdwd flrs, pantry, porch, garage, fridge & stove, Washer dryer hookup $950. Refs. No pets. 203-868-1087

WLFD- NORTHRIDGE Commons, spacious 1 & 2BR units. $725 - $875 & up 203-269-5770 WLFD-3BR, 2nd fl, hdwd fls, newly renovated, new windows. WD hkup. Off st parking. $1050 + sec. No pets. Cred ck. Avail Now! Sec 8 approved. 203-535-1162


GARAGE & STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT MERIDEN - Garage for rent! 28’x28’. 12’x13’ door plus entry door. Private. (No repairs Storage only!) $300/mo. Call Paul 203-537-0173

MERIDEN Home Office for Lease. May be used as 2 BR apt. Also 1 Bedroom apartment available. Call (203) 427-7089

HOUSES FOR SALE MIDDLEFIELD/ROCKFALL3bd/1ba Cozy, Immaculate ranch. Country setting. Updated kit/bath HW flrs. Great schools. Immaculate! $224000. Joann DeRaffaele Prudential CT Realty 860-916-5151/860638-4230 mls#g570505

CONDOMINIUMS FOR SALE MERIDEN $269,900 Spacious 3BR home near Middlefield line. Remodeled kit & baths. Unfinished, walk-out lower level adds additional 1100 sq.ft. Beautiful & private country setting, CAIR, FP, & 2 car gar. Linda 203-235-3300

MERIDEN - Daylight Storage 125 Research Parkway (2) 10’ x 20’ units available. Pay for 3 months, get 4th month FREE! Call (203) 238-9830 MERIDEN - Garage for Rent! $75 per month. 203-554-3377

HELP WANTED AUTO/TRUCK ACCESSORY INSTALLER - FT/PT 5+ Yrs exp incl accessory installation, performance, mobile electronics, and fabrication. Prev sales exp a plus. Must have working knowledge of aftermkt products. Send work exp, references, and salary req to or mail to Record-Journal Box 94, 11 Crown Street, Meriden, CT 06450 CALL CENTER Wallingford call center is currently looking for friendly and enthusiastic reps to answer phones for inbound sales. Full time first and second shifts are available. Must work 1 weekend shift. Bi-lingual a plus. Please call 203-284-6040 ext 1970

Customer Service Representative The Record-Journal is seeking an early morning part time Customer Service Representative to join our Circulation team. Excellent communication skills and ability to multi task are needed. Position includes data entry, posting payments, inbound and outbound sales and service calls. Please apply in person between the hours of 8:30am–4:30pm at:

Record-Journal MERIDEN - Windingbrook. For Sale By Owner. 2BR Townhouse, 1.5 bath. Washer/Dryer included. Newer furnace, central air and HW heater. Sunken living room w/Fireplace. Spectacular waterfront view from the deck. 1 car gar. Pool, tennis courts & clubhouse. $179,900. Call Bob 203-213-9415

WALLINGFORD $309,900 Spacious 3 family-exceptional Condition! Newer kitchens and baths, up-dated plumbing, heating and electrical. All separate utilities. Wood flooring and CAIR. Linda 203-265-5618

MERIDEN- Woodland Ridge 2 Bedroom, 1.5 bath townhouse with 2 decks, garage, great yard. Pet friendly complex. Asking $145,000. Quality Realty, LLC 203-235-1381 MERIDEN- Woodland Ridge 2 Bedroom, 1.5 bath townhouse with 2 decks, garage, great yard. Pet friendly complex. Asking $145,000. Quality Realty, LLC 203-235-1381


WALLINGFORD $499,900 The neighborhood & home you’ve dreamed about! Amazing 4BR Colonial. MBR suite w/FP & loft area. 2 family rooms, double staircase & 2nd fl laundry.

Linda (203) 265-5618

MERIDEN- 2BR, 2 bath, appliances, enclosed porch. Many options. Handicap accessible. Asking $69,900. 90% financing avail. Plaza Homes 860-828-8692


BAKERY MANAGER & CAKE DECORATOR POSITIONS High volume, fast pace, retail grocery store.

Circulation Office 11 Crown St. Meriden, CT 06450

DENTAL Hygienists & Assistants needed Grow with us! Must be Certified. Bilingualpreferred Day, evening, wkend hrs available Please send resume to Office Located in Westfield Shopping Mall

General Labor 1st shift Meriden area co. seeking laborers. Must pass Drug & Background check

Contact HCI @ 203-634-8427 INSPECTOR, Entry level. 2nd shift. If you’re good with your hands, can work with very small parts & are good at math our Wallingford client will train you. $10.50. Call AR Mazzotta (203) 949-4242 today. IT TECH SUPPORT MS certified; TCP IT; IT Routing; MS active directory; MS server exchange; Server 2008 to provide high-end tech support to clients. $15-$19/hr. CALL 203909-6700 OR FAX 203-909-6701 SERRA CREATIVE STAFFING LLC




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


MERIDEN $140 per week. Fully furnished. All utilities & cable. W/D in clean basement. Off street parking. Nice yard. 203-537-1772. Lisa, after 4pm. MERIDEN CLEAN SAFE ROOMS Heat, elec, HW incld. E.Side, kit privileges, off-st park. $125/wk. + sec. Call 12-8pm 203-630-3823 or MERIDEN-Large safe furnished room. All utils plus cable. 1st flr. $125/weekly. Share kit & bath. 203-238-3369 Meadowstone Motel- Off I-91. Sat. TV, furn’d. Daily/Wkly On Bus Line. 203-239-5333


MERIDEN - For Sale By Owner $265,000 Colonial in quiet neighborhood . Beautifully remodeled! Vinyl siding, roof, heating, plumbing, electrical & C/A. 2nd flr has w/w carpet, 3 BRs, 2 full BA. Master BR w/his/her closets & FB. 1st flr is open flr plan, new HW flrs, cabinets & SSL appliance included. 3 level barn/garage for the hobbyist Call today for your showing: 203-530-6453 or 203-631-7420

Ideal manager candidate must have previous management experience, possess excellent leadership skills and be available on weekends & holidays. Expertise in cake decorating & pastries, strong merchandising & multi tasking skills. Responsible for inventory, order/product knowledge, employee scheduling and training. Cake Decorator must be familiar with cake decorating techniques.

Now taking applications for Machine Operators on 2nd & 3rd shift. Must have good mechanical background. Previous experience preferred but not necessary. 5 day work week with overtime as required. Full benefits. Successful candidate must be able to pass pre-employment drug and aptitude testing. Apply in Person Northeastern Shaped Wire 411 North Main St Southington, CT 06489

References are required. Respond to: Bakery Manager & Cake Decorator P.O. Box 185401 Hamden, CT 06518

MACHINIST. Experienced, set up background preferred. Must be able to pass criminal & credit check. $10+ an hour. Plainville. Call AR Mazzotta (203) 949-4242


Friday, September 24, 2010 — The Southington Citizen HELP WANTED

Maintenance Dept

Seeking 2 years experience performing quality control responsibilities in a production environment; preferably banking. Will be responsible for quality control in our statement rendering department, checking rendered statements for accuracy, timeliness, correct cycles, customer requests, and assist where needed. Will monitor stock for accurate storage and placement. Must have hands on experience, good organization skills, able to work in a fast paced, environment and have the ability to do moderate lifting and bending. Excellent benefit package begins day one. HS or GED required. All candidates drug tested and background checked.

MANUFACTURER Of wire & cable seeks individual with strong mechanical/ production skills. Experience a plus but willing to train the right person. Stable work history & willingness to learn is a must. Apply in person at: Q-S Technologies, Inc. 602 Pomeroy Avenue, Meriden, CT (9:00am – 4:00pm) or email Maria Neclerio @

Personnel Department Town of Wallingford 45 South Main Street Wallingford, CT 06492 Fax # (203) 294-2084 Closing date will be September 30, 2010 or the date the 50th application is received, whichever occurs first. EOE

If interested please email your resume to or fax to: 860-635-7312. AA/EOE TELESALES Reps That’s Great News is an entrepreneurial company with a pleasant, friendly work environment located in Cheshire, CT Our TeleSales Reps need to have the following skills: Experience in outbound sales ● Aptitude for Direct Selling over the telephone ● Good attention to detail and diligent follow-up ● Experience in developing relationships with key customers ● Computer skills ●

Must have one (1) year minimum Telephone sales or Telemarketing Experience


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We Offer Ȼ Part time flex Ȼ Shift differentials available. Ȼ Weekday shift Mon. - Thurs. Ȼ Weekend shift Fri. - Sun. Interested? Apply online at: Or stop in our distribution center at 475 Knotter Drive in Cheshire between 1PM and 4PM Monday through Friday. Applicants must be 18 yrs old, submit to pre-employment drug testing and a criminal background check.



Mechanic Mechanic II: Skilled mechanic at the advanced journeyman level is needed in the repair and maintenance of all types of motor vehicles and mechanical equipment. The position requires 4 years experience in the repair and maintenance of mechanical or motorized equipment; or technical/trade school training in automotive repair may substitute for up to 3 years of experience with 1 year of employment as a mechanic. Must have own tools. $20.71 to $24.86 per hour (wages under negotiation) plus an excellent fringe benefit package. Apply to:

We’re hiring

15 Sterling Drive Wallingford, CT 06492

SENIOR CIVIL/STRUCTURAL ENGINEER AI Engineers, Inc. is a fast growing consulting engineering firm seeking a full time Sr. Civil/ Structural Engineer for our Middletown, CT office. Duties include planning, directing and coordinating activities in the field of civil and structural engineering. Requires a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering or a related field and three years of experience in civil engineering or related field. Must also have good knowledge of MathCAD, Auto CAD, Microstation, STAAD PRO, SAP200, FLAC 2D, MS excel.

A good job is in store Macy’s offers competitive salary and fun environment that captures the spirit of the season.

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RECEPTIONIST Position available for a hard-working, conscientious individual for a busy small animal hospital. Must have pleasant personality, good phone skills and FILING skills. Starting hours are Mon & Fri, 8:00 to closing (5 or 5:30), Tues & Thurs 2:00 to closing, Wed. 2:00 to closing (6 or 6:30) and Sat. 8:00 to noon. Additional hours may be needed to fill in for vacations, etc. (Flexibility is a plus.) Apply in person at 607 East Main Street, Meriden.


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The Miller Company, an equal opportunity employer, is a fully integrated manufacturer of Copper Alloy Strip. It serves the electronics industry and other markets that require the highest quality product available. Currently accepting applications for:

Join our team as a Macy’s warehouse associate!

Quality Control Clerks 9am - 5:30pm

Now taking applications for a 1st shift maintenance mechanic. Duties include performing routine and preventive maintenance on machines, fork trucks and building. Previous maintenance experience required. Welding, hydraulic and electrical experience preferred. 5 day work week with overtime as required. Full benefits. Successful candidate must be able to pass pre-employment drug and aptitude testing. Apply in person Northeastern Shaped Wire 411 N Main St Southington, CT 06489

40 hours/week. Develop, evaluate and proof manufacturing methods utilizing knowledge of product design, materials and parts, fabrication processes, tooling. Develop, simulate and improve CNC machining programs for sophisticated prismatic parts by using Pro/Engineer software system to produce components. Plan machining processes and design the fixtures for CNC programs, create detailed engineering drafting for fixture components by using Pro/Engineer 3D CAD/CAM software system to develop new programming methods. Use and application of Vericut 3D simulation and verification software. Requires an Associates degree in Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology or its equivalent and a background in ProEngineer 3D CAD/CAM software and Vericut 3D software. The incumbent must also possess two years experience in the job offered. Send resume to: Rhonda Harrington, Manager, Human Resources, Jarvis Products Corporation, 33 Anderson Road, Middletown, CT 06457.

Logistics and Operations


With min 3 yrs industrial exp in repairing and servicing heavy-industry production equipment. Work includes layout, installation, maintenance and trouble shooting of DC Drives, Control Systems, Breakers, Relays and Switch Gear for Rolling Mill Equipment. Electronics & PLC exp strongly desired.

12-hour shifts nights from 7:00PM - 7:00AM 4 days on, 4 days off Hourly rate: $22.85 - $24.37 Walk-ins welcome to fill out application between 8 AM and 5 PM. If applicable, attach copy of current E1 or E2 license or other certification.

THE MILLER COMPANY Claudia Groten, Human Resources 115 Center Street, Meriden, CT 06450 Fax: (203)- 639-5205 E-Mail:

MEDICAL CAREERS DIETARY AIDE PT. 15-22 hrs/wk, flex hrs. incl. every other wkend. Food service, dishwash, mop fl, clean dining room/kitch. $8.25 start. Contact Jackie @ 860-349-1041.


CHESHIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OWNER OPERATORS Regional N.E. T/L Carrier Steady Work Weekly Settlements Home Every Weekend Call - Larry 888-477-0020 opt 7 or apply at REGIONAL Class A Drivers and 1st & 2nd Shift Mechanics needed at North Branford Trucking Company terminal only experienced applicants need apply. Call between 9am3pm Mon-Fri 203-484-9793

3-GENERAL KITCHEN WORKER-FLOATER 3-GENERAL KIT. WORKER-SUBSTITUTES 3 1/2 HOURS PER DAY Come work with a terrific team preparing food in the kitchen and serving lunch to Cheshire’s future citizens. Follow the school schedule with summer, weekends and holidays off. 3 1/2 hours within this time frame: 10:00 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Mon-Fri (MUST BE AVAILABLE TO COME IN EARLIER ON SHORT NOTICE) QUALIFICATIONS: or equivalent

FLOATERS SALARY: $11.60 per hour SUBSTITUTED SALARY: $11.50 per hour CLOSING DATE: Sept 28, 2010

Wire EDM Programmer/ Operator Skilled Wire EDM Operator with min. 5 yrs experience needed. Candidates must be able to Program all CNC Wire EDM machines, set up EDM equipment which includes Fanuc Robo-Cut. Competence with reading micrometers & calipers required. Mastercam X4 programming a +. We offer excellent benefits and wages. Serious and Qualified Applicants Only! Apply in person, e-mail or fax resume to 203-269-1357

Component Engineers, Inc. 108 N. Plain Industrial Road Wallingford, CT 06492

Send Letter of Intent & Employment Application to:

Cheshire Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services 29 Main Street Cheshire CT 06410 Applications are available at the above address


AUTO MECHANIC, Foreign car exp., own tools, exc. pay & benefits. Wlfd. dealership. 203284-8989 fax: 203-269-1114 SMALL Engine Tech. Wallingford, CT Experience w/2 & 4 cycle engines Electrical mechanical & generator repairs is beneficial. Excellent Pay & Benefits Altaquip Contact Bill - (203) 741-1000 Fax: (203)741-0712

HELP WANTED FT Teacher Asst for Preschool. $8.50-9.50 per ed. & exp. Training & adv. opp. EOE. Send resume

WAREHOUSE/DRIVER Part Time. Apply in person: Gulf Shrimp 240 Atwater St., Plantsville. YARD WORK Do yard work & other chores around the house. Send information to PO BOX 373, Middlefield, CT 06455

PHYSICAL THERAPIST FT POSITION - available in our state of the art Continuing Care Retirement Community. Join our expanding Rehabilitation team with a focus in outpatient and aquatic therapy. This position serves all ages. Please apply in person, Mon - Fri, 8am-7pm or Weekends 10am - 2pm. No Phone Calls! Elim Park Baptist Home, 140 Cook Hill Road, Cheshire, CT 06410 or fax resume to 203-271-7794 or email to EOE, A/A, M/F, D/V.

Lovely Assisted Living Community is seeking: LPN 40 hours 11-7 Includes EOW Full complement of benefits Must have at least 2 years experience and computer knowledge. CNA Part time 11-7 Full time/part time 3-11 Includes EOW Beautiful working environment with a great staff. Planetree Affiliate Must be reliable and committed to quality care. Please forward your resume or Apply in person only NO PHONE CALLS Fax 860-378-1024 Mulberry Gardens of Southington 58 Mulberry Street Plantsville, CT 06479 Attn: Laura Tarantino

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

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

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